Installation Instructions


2.  BEFORE INSTALLATION: Because the PTO Link™ system adds approximately 4.5 to 5 inches in length to the driveline, you must measure and possibly shorten (cut) the implement shaft as necessary to provide proper distance from the PTOPrior to installing the PTO Link™ system, see enclosed Instructions On Whether To Shorten An Implement Driveline.  See variables below for exceptions and accurately measuring the actual distance in your situation.  Please call Customer Care @ 833-444-5465, ext 3 for determining whether your implement shaft needs adjustment and if so, to obtain guidance on the amount of its adjustment.   

3.  DURING & AFTER INSTALLATION: When first installing the PTO Link™ female plate to the tractor’s PTO:

  • Clean any dirt, debris or rust off the tractor’s PTO shaft and from inside the female receiver of the implement shaft, using a wire brush, penetrating oil and/or lubricant to ease connectivity.
  • The PTO housing area should be clear of any obstruction, with a minimum vertical rotational distance to accommodate the full diameter of the PTO Link™ system both before and after hydraulic lift. (A diameter of 4 inches for the Compact model and a diameter of 5 inches for SD and HD models).
  • Most tractors with PTO shafts 3 inches or less in length should use the PTO Link™ Compact system. For possible exceptions, please call our Customer Care line.
  • Did you hear the click of the ball bearings fastening into the notch on the PTO shaft?
  • Did you give the installed female plate a firm tug to insure it is locked in place? Once properly installed, the top of the female plate collar (C-Clip area) should not rest against or make any contact with any part of the PTO housing.  Any such contact may damage your tractor’s PTO oil seal, PTO housing and/or damage the PTO Link™ system’s connectivity to your tractor’s PTO.
  • Once the plates are installed and connected, always insert the enclosed safety plunger pin from the tractor side, through both plates of the PTO Link™ system, with the spring release wedge emerging from the implement side.

(Watch the videos)

Pre-Installation Measurement

What is the Plunger Pin?

How to Install the Replacement Stabilizer Plate (BX Tractors only)

How to shorten a PTO driveline

CORRECTION: To shorten the PTO driveline by 2 inches, once pulled apart, you need to cut off both ends of the driveline and covers the full 2 inches (4 cuts in total).