PTO Drive Shaft

Over the past 20 years, Our technology sets the standards for the industry, particularly with regard to PTO drive shafts,

Overload clutches and overrunning ones, as well as modern tractor attachments. The production of PTO drive shafts as well as providing an array of similar services have been a major expertise of our team from the beginning.

Top agricultural technology producers put their faith in our tested products and know-how. At present, our products are designed and manufactured in accordance with the requirements of agricultural equipment and tractors. This is why all of the PTO drive shafts are compliant with DIN EN 12965 as an example.

Ept’s Pto Drive Shafts Are the Perfect Product for Anyone


It’s like modifying your personal machine! Since we started producing PTO drive shafts we’ve designed products based on the most recent safety technology and knowledge gained from the usage of the products.

This results in a selection of premium components that can be used to build a PTO drive shaft that will meet every need – from the most economical to the most standard of components, and even extremely powerful continuous-use units.

PTO Drive Shaft

It is easy to use to lubricate

All bearing and cross kits include the latest under-cover lubrication technology as normal. This makes it easier to PTO drive shaft lubrication partly due to better access. To ensure maximum accessibility, it is located inside the cone that protects it. Maintenance isn’t any easier!

Wide angle connector W series

Wide-angle joints are able to transmit higher power and allow the movement of angular angles up to 80deg in short time periods. They are available in 4 sizes and four sizes, the W range covers the full power range to meet the various demands of the daytime.

PTO drive shaft lock

For the owner’s security, locking is the most crucial aspect of the PTO drive shaft, as it needs to be coupled and uncoupled during daily operations. The main considerations here are simplicity of use and security. Alongside our tested and tried fast disconnect lock, we also offer various other options.

PTO Drive Shaft for Sale

As a PTO drive shaft manufacturer, we will do our best to serve you. If you need customized products, or the products you need are not found on our website, or need a product catalog, don’t worry, more of our products are still being uploaded. You can email us directly, and we will reply to you within 24 hours!

Components of a PTO Drive Shaft

A PTO (Power Take-Off) drive shaft is a mechanical device used to transfer power from a power source, typically an engine or a motor, to an auxiliary implement or machine. PTO drive shafts are commonly used in agricultural machinery, industrial equipment, and commercial vehicles.


The drive shaft is a cylindrical rod that transmits power from the power source to the driven implement. It is usually made of steel and is designed to withstand the torque and rotational forces generated by the power source.

Universal Joints

PTO drive shafts incorporate universal joints, also known as U-joints, at each end of the shaft. Universal joints allow for flexibility in the drive shaft, accommodating misalignment and changes in angle between the power source and the driven implement.

Safety Devices

PTO drive shafts often include safety devices to protect against accidents or equipment damage. These safety devices can include a shear pin or a torque limiter that disconnects the drive shaft in the event of excessive force or overload.

Telescoping or Sliding Sections

Some PTO drive shafts feature telescoping or sliding sections that allow for adjustment of the length of the shaft. This feature enables the drive shaft to accommodate different distances and configurations between the power source and the driven implement.

Two Spindle Types

To identify the type, you need to look at the shape of the shaft. Regardless of the type, the front end is the same as the layshaft. However, the front axle is larger to allow the countershaft to fit inside. In this way, the fragments can fold up like a telescope during the motion.

Domestic shaped shafts can be one of four shapes – round, rectangular, square or splined. Metric shafts can be star, bell or football.

PTO Drive Shaft

How Does Pto Drive Shaft Work?

A power take-off (PTO) drive shaft is a mechanical component used to transfer power from a power source, such as an engine or motor, to another piece of equipment or machinery. It is commonly used in vehicles, agricultural machinery, industrial equipment, and other applications that require the transmission of power.

Power Source

The PTO drive shaft is connected to a power source, which could be an engine, motor, or any other rotating power supply. This power source generates rotational motion or torque.

PTO Drive Shaft

The PTO drive shaft is a mechanical shaft with a universal joint at each end. It consists of a series of rotating shafts connected by universal joints, which allow for angular movement and flexibility.

Receiving Equipment

The other end of the PTO drive shaft is connected to the receiving equipment or machinery that needs to be powered. This equipment could be a pump, generator, mixer, mower, or any other device that requires mechanical power.

PTO Output Shaft

The power source is equipped with a PTO output shaft. This shaft is designed to transfer power to the PTO drive shaft.


One end of the PTO drive shaft is connected to the PTO output shaft of the power source. This connection can be made using a splined shaft, a keyway, or other appropriate couplings.

Power Transmission

As the power source rotates its PTO output shaft, the rotational motion is transferred to the PTO drive shaft through the connection. The universal joints in the PTO drive shaft allow for the transmission of power even if there are slight misalignments or changes in the angle between the power source and the receiving equipment.

PTO Drive Shaft

Problems that May Arise

Since PTO shafts are used on agricultural equipment that is subject to high stress and loads while operating, they can fail. Noting where the problem occurs will help you determine the cause of the problem.

Wear and Tear

When you operate agricultural equipment, wear, and tear is inevitable. Places that require special attention are the yoke lugs or sides, which can be damaged by working at an excessive tilt. If the angle exceeds forty-five degrees, the PTO should disengage.

Excessive wear on telescoping tubes and sections can also occur if there is a lack of lubrication where the tubes overlap. Insufficient lubrication can also cause excessive wear on the shield bearings. Without proper lubrication, there will be too much friction between these bearings. They should be lubricated every eight hours.

Damaged or Broken Parts

It’s important to pay attention when things start to go awry, or if you find your attention focused on areas of the machine that normally run smoothly. Part damage can occur anywhere from telescoping tubes to cross-bearing arms, or from joints to yokes. Be aware of the shock loads on your equipment and make sure the type of PTO you are using is appropriate for the job you are trying to accomplish. Heavy equipment can be under a lot of stress, but it’s important to stop if something isn’t right before simple fixes cause damage

Clutch Issue

The majority of PTO shaft failures and issues are caused by an incorrectly adjusted clutch or not having one even. If you are planning for rotating the field, or carry out constant contact work, make sure that you have the slipper clutch to take the impact.

There’s a wealth of information available about the various types of PTO shafts. It’s not necessary to be an expert on the entire internal workings of these axles but you require some basic knowledge to safeguard your agricultural machinery and make it last. If there are any issues in your driveline or PTO shaft, it’s recommended to seek out an expert from DriveShaft of Tulsa to avoid the possibility of further damage to your equipment and safeguard your investment.

A New Advanced Security Shield

To Make It Easy and Quick to Put Together or Maintain Pto Drive Shafts.

The new PTO driveshaft guard concept also includes new premium safety guards. These products make
Assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of the PTO drive shaft and clutch are significantly easier. tool side premium
The safety shield is made of high-quality materials and can be opened and removed in just a few simple steps. These new safety guards offer a number of advantages over existing products: Features a 360-degree interlock feature allowing the safety guard to be installed after the PTO drive shaft is installed
Coupled up. Disassembly is also very simple and user-friendly. Simply squeeze the locking clip to push the guard away from the flange plate on the derailleur. The new advanced safety shield has a small installation space
Requirements and universal pass patterns for almost all applications. They are available in two diameters (220mm and 250mm) and three lengths (180mm, 240mm, and 275mm).
Existing machines can easily be retrofitted with new safety shields.

Overview: Advanced Security Shield

• Removable safety guard with two openable half shells
• Safety guards can be installed after installing the PTO drive shaft
• Easy to assemble and disassemble
• Optimum accessibility to PTO drive shafts
• Low installation space requirements
• Universal pass pattern for almost any application
• Strong and durable product material due to high quality
• Easy retrofitting of existing machines

Features of Our Team Power Transmission Cardan Shaft

PTO drive shaft guards Full guard with a chain

Power drivers that have simple joints can be paired with full guards.

So, the implement’s side safety guard as well as two chains for retaining are no longer needed and can be avoided by preventing the dangerous rotation of the whole guard. To maintain to service the PTO drive shaft all you need to do is pull back the cone guard.


Innovative Solutions to Improve Safety

We provide innovative clutch technology to meet the demands of high power. The K68 and EK68 cam cut-off clutches have an outstanding design concept built on our years of experience and tested technology.

The new design of the bearing enhances smooth running. A larger volume of lubricant, as well as better sealing dramatically reduce wear on the cam and increase the chance of grease contamination and loss during maintenance.

They are specially designed for machines in continuous use and meet the highest demands.


In terms of maintenance, these long maintenance intervals are due to a range of technologies:
• The material protecting the bearing requires minimal lubrication.
• The joints are equipped with special universal joint seals (multi-lip technology) whose shape and material prevent grease from escaping and dirt from penetrating.
• The profile tube has a grease nipple. These tubes are made of specially treated material that reduces axial forces and minimizes wear on profile tubes. Contoured duct seal repels dirt and prevents grease loss.

Application of PTO Drive Shaft

PTO drive shafts have a wide range of applications in various industries and sectors. Here are some common applications of PTO drive shafts:

Agriculture: PTO drive shafts are extensively used in agricultural machinery, such as tractors, combine harvesters, balers, and mowers.

Construction and Forestry: PTO drive shafts are utilized in construction equipment, such as excavators, loaders, and backhoes, to power attachments like augers, rock crushers, and wood chippers.

Industrial Equipment: PTO drive shafts are employed in various industrial applications, such as conveyor systems, pumps, compressors, and generators.

Trucking and Transportation: PTO drive shafts can be found in commercial trucks and vehicles, especially those used for specialized purposes.

Marine: PTO drive shafts are used in marine applications for powering auxiliary equipment on boats and ships.

Mining and Quarrying: PTO drive shafts find use in the mining and quarrying industry, where they power equipment like crushers, conveyor belts, and drilling machines.

Energy and Power Generation: PTO drive shafts play a role in power generation applications, particularly in the field of renewable energy.

These are just a few examples of the numerous applications of PTO drive shafts. Their versatility and ability to transmit power efficiently make them essential components in various industries, enabling the operation of a wide range of equipment and machinery.

Custom Design

As a service to our customers, we offer extensive manufacturing experience and talent to meet the special needs of custom parts. Our in-house engineering team has extensive experience in designing and custom engineering solutions to meet your requirements. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our standard range, please inquire about custom options.


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