Thank you for your purchase!
Please read the following both before and during instiallation of the PTO LinkTM System
1. PLEASE READ ALL OPERATIONAL SPECS BELOW
2. Because the PTO LinkTM system adds length to the driveline (4.5 inches), have you measured and adjusted the shaft to provide proper distance from the PTO?
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3. Have you cleaned off the PTO shaft to insure proper installation?
4. Does the PTO housing area have a minimum of 3 inches of vertical rotational clearance from the center of the PTO shaft?
5. When installing the PTO LinkTM female plate to the tractor’s PTO:
Has the female plate traveled the minimum 3 inches onto your tractor’s PTO shaft? Tractors with PTO shafts less than 3 inches in length are not likely to be compatible with the PTO LinkTM system.
Did you hear the click of the ball bearings fastening into the notch on the PTO shaft?
Did you give the installed 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 the PTO housing. Any such contact may damage your tractor’s PTO oil seal and damage the PTO LinkTM system’s connectivity to your tractor’s PTO.
Limited Warranty, Operational Specifications and Return Policy / Instructions
Thank you for purchasing a PTO LinkTM! The PTO LinkTM is the world’s only tractor PTO quick-connect system. If you have any questions or the product does not seem to work with your equipment or if you’re having difficulty with an installation, please call our Customer Care Line at 833.444.5465 Ext. 3 for support before returning our product. As part of our commitment to quality and reliability, Tractor PTO Link LLC provides you with a limited warranty for your new PTO LinkTM.
Our Limited Warranty / We will repair or replace parts which have a defect in materials or workmanship. “Limited” means that the Warranty is for a specified period of time, and has certain other restrictions.
What This Warranty Covers / This warranty cover’s defects in materials or workmanship of the PTO LinkTM parts only. The length of warranty is one year from the date of purchase. NOTICE: This system is designed for rear PTOs only!
Our warranty is only valid within or under the following Operational Specifications:
Maximum Tractor HP: 85 HP (and 75 HP at the PTO); Maximum implement HP rating: 75 HP; Combined maximum
torque output: 830 ft-lbs. for a 540 RPM PTO.
Proper Matching of Implement with Tractor: The HP rating for implements installed with PTO LinkTM should NEVER
EXCEED your tractor’s PTO HP rating. Any implements that exceed this rating should NOT have PTO LinkTM installed and any such use will void the warranty. For more information on the proper matching of your implement to your tractor, please refer to your local tractor dealer and or your tractor’s operation manual. NOTE: This system is NOT recommended for use with a flex-wing rotary mower greater than 12 feet in width.
Use of Separate Safety Plunger Pin in High Torque or Reverse Torque or PTO Auto-Brake Scenarios: For any tractor / implement combinations in which high torque output (> 650 ft. lbs at a 540 RPM PTO) or reverse torque on the PTO shaft could possibly be experienced (e.g., flex-wing mowers, heavy duty shredders, tillers, etc.) must also have the enclosed grade 8 safety plunger pin (1/2” diameter, 1.5” length) installed. Prior to installing the plunger pin, first install the PTO LinkTM plates on the tractor (female plate) and implement (male plate) then engage the male/female coupling, rotating the four male studs counter-clockwise into the four female teardrop openings until the safety spring loaded shear pin has locked. Note the aligned 1/2” opening through both plates of the connected PTO Link system, positioned 180° across the plate, opposite the safety spring loaded shear pin. To install the safety plunger pin, depress the plunger wedge then place pin into the designated opening through both plates, with the head of the safety plunger pin facing the tractor. The wedge of the plunger pin (now emerging from the implement side plate) will release its internal spring and secure the tractor plate snug against the implement plate providing a minimal gap or space remaining between the plates. NOTE: ANY tractors equipped with a PTO auto–brake (reverse safety switch) must always have this safety plunger pin affixed prior to using this product. Any use of PTO LinkTM with the PTO auto-brake (reverse safety switch) and/or high torque or reverse torque scenarios, without this safety plunger pin properly installed will damage the product and immediately void the warranty. If in doubt, always install the safety plunger pin.
Length Added To Driveline: Once installed, PTO LinkTM will lengthen the driveline approximately 4.5 inches. Make allowances for adequate shielding on all rotating parts. Also, adjust the driveline as necessary to be certain it is short enough to compensate for the added length of PTO LinkTM and for short turning. Straight driveline is always desirable. Excess angularity run out or length caused by short turning (greater than 60°) can damage PTO LinkTM, possibly damage other equipment, injure the operator and void the warranty.
Replacement Spring Loaded Safety Shear Pin: In the event of a shear pin replacement, always apply Loctite® Threadlocker Red 271 on the threads of the shear pin housing then wrench tighten on to the receiving threads of the PTO LinkTM tractor plate.
PTO LinkTM has been carefully manufactured and tested. Should our product prove defective, or appear to be, please discontinue use immediately and contact us. Tractor PTO Link LLC is not responsible for any damage or claims beyond the selling price of the product. Please record the PTO LinkTM serial number of each plate, the order number and date of purchase. In addition, please provide the tractor make and model number and the implement make and model number in which the failure occurred. Take pictures of the failure including pictures of tractor and implement used and explain the problem. Email us @: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you replacement instructions, or call 833.444.5465, ext. 3 for our Customer Care line. All returns are subject to Tractor PTO Link LLC’s right to inspection and review. Tractor PTO Link, LLC or its agents, reserves the right to review and inspect the customer’s facts and circumstances to determine if a defect in materials or workmanship exists prior to the commencement of any replacement or refund is issued. It is the customer’s responsibility to ship the product to the Tractor PTO Link’s address below for this inspection. Any returns or refunds not covered by the warranty are subject to a restocking fee up to 20% of the product purchase price or $99 whichever is less.