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what is power take off

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by James90, Jan 6, 2001.

  1. James90

    James90 1/2 ton status

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    I read some thing in my manul about a tranny or T case mounted power take off and was woundering what it was/ment?

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    I think you are talking about a PTO? You can run things like a winch off them. im not sure what else a pto on a truck could be used for.

    Bigmeats

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  3. tom

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    A Power Take Off (PTO) is an auxillay drive, usually mounted on the side of a manual transmission, to run some extra eauipment like a hydraulic pump for a dump truck, or a mechanically driven winch (you have to run a driveshaft from the PTO over to the winch). The cover plates on the sides of an SM4654 are where the PTO unit mounts.
     
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    In the older jeeps and broncos you could get all sorts of cool atachments for your truck. Plows, front end loaders, buzz saws, backhoes, cranes, sweepers...you name it!
     
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    you can also run feed grinders and all sorts of farm equipment. every farm tractor has one.

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    Ok, but is the PTO on a tractor the same type as on a np205 or sm465? Or are they all different?
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    they are all different....Vehicle specific. Jeep had a 3 point setup in the 60's I think standard 3 point stuff would work. you could make it work if you were handy, but why would you have 3pt implements and no tractor? And you would still have no way to lift it up (tractor has hyd lift on a 3 pt)

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    I bet tow trucks use it too, they have a lever that pulls the car in and it makes the RPMs go up on the tow truck...not that I would know or anything...

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    Everybody's pretty much right on here, it's basically an auxillary power point. Most common uses are for a hydraulic pump (for all sorts of extra equipment) or a straight PTO powered winch.
    For a recreational 4wd, they aren't good for much. PTO winches are usually overkill, over heavy, and over hard to use for most guys, and we really don't have much use for hydraulic power on our trucks. You could have one hell of a blender I guess! It is possible to use the hyd. pump to drive a winch, but I've found a motor driven hyd pump to work really well.

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