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#1 Billy M OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2017 - 08:50 AM

I think I have scored my best find yet!  Yesterday, I picked up a NOS, in the box, never used, front 540 PTO kit.  It has the PTO interlock switch kit as well.  I'm going to set this up on a tractor and take it to the Sugarcreek show next weekend. 

 

Quick question...It notes in the manual that it is shipped without lubricant, but doesn't specify a type of lubricant or amount/fill line.  Does anyone here know?

 

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Posted May 05, 2017 - 09:05 AM

That is so cool! Serious cool factor there.
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Posted May 05, 2017 - 01:48 PM

Look in our Manuals Section for the info. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted May 05, 2017 - 02:43 PM

Found it.  It calls for 6 oz. of Ariens No. 90 lubricant.  I assume that's an EP 90 gear oil.??


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Posted May 05, 2017 - 05:14 PM

Why would it be a 540?  Most lawn/garden items like blowers and such need the 1000 rpm to run them. Ariens  different?   Just what was the original purpose of this unit? 


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Posted May 05, 2017 - 07:31 PM

How is this set up? Can you switch from 540 back to the regular speed? Or is it 540 only?
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Posted May 05, 2017 - 09:34 PM

Why would it be a 540?  Most lawn/garden items like blowers and such need the 1000 rpm to run them. Ariens  different?   Just what was the original purpose of this unit?

It's for running stationary equipment that would typically be ran by a farm tractor PTO. Grain auger/elevator, pump, generator, etc. It is meant to run smaller equipment that doesn't take a lot of HP, so your farm tractor is free to do larger tasks.
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Posted May 05, 2017 - 09:39 PM

How is this set up? Can you switch from 540 back to the regular speed? Or is it 540 only?

540 only. I think the 540 RPM is rated at WOT, so you can slow it a little with your throttle. Once it's installed the large PTO is the only one accessible to use. You would have to remove the unit to access the small 1" "engine speed" PTO.

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 09:01 PM

Update...I got the front PTO partially assembled today. I was missing the master link for the chain. It has 2 sprockets for a coupler, one with a key slot that goes on the input shaft and one splined that goes on the tractor PTO, connected face-face with a #60 chain. Interesting setup, but it works.

I'll post pics when I'm done so this will all make sense. I'm also uploading the installation paperwork that came with this. I didn't see it anywhere online, so GTTalk will be the only place to get it! =)
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Posted May 16, 2017 - 09:06 AM

Here are a few more pics of the PTO kit installed.  One pic shows the top cover removed with the top gear exposed.

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Posted May 16, 2017 - 09:27 AM

Looks like it's well built!

 

Watch out for you shins!  That looks like it would hurt if your not paying attention when you walk by!


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Posted May 16, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Looks like it's well built!

 

Watch out for you shins!  That looks like it would hurt if your not paying attention when you walk by!

It is a little low.  It gets parked with the front against the wall.


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Posted May 16, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Cool find! Now you have me wanting a Model 542 Front PTO fro my JD 140!



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Posted May 16, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Sounds like both shorty and me have both dealt with bad PTO shaft bearing and shaft issues recently, are you next?
Just in case the bearing number is in the thread on s16h steering issues at this point it's still towards the end.




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