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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  



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Posted February 12, 2015 - 07:04 AM

Has anyone modified a LF drive shaft to be telescoping?


I'd like to be able to use the one I have for the 1886 for the HT20D and/or the HDT1000.


I'm thinking that if it was modified to telescope that it would also be a lot easier to hookup as well.



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Posted February 12, 2015 - 07:23 AM

Yes I have done several of them. I used 2 set screws on the tiller end, 90 degrees from each other. Where the male end telescopes in the F/M I banded it there with a 2" wide band. It is best to use the regular size PTO shaft metal that is used on the big farm tractors, much more solid.

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Posted February 12, 2015 - 08:07 AM

That sounds like an excellent idea. I just wish Bolens had made a permanent PTO on the rear, then we wouldn't have to worry about hooking up under the tractor lol. 

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Posted February 12, 2015 - 08:53 AM

Most farm type welding shops will have the rectangular PTO pieces in stock.  Mine does.  They are a rectangular piece which slide inside a matching tube.  A lot of light machinery use this type like bar mowers, smaller manure spreaders, post hole augers, etc. 

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