Design and Application Considerations for Agricultural P. T. O. Drivelines 650680
Considerable progress is being made toward the development of a standardized agricultural PTO driveline whereby the latter would be part of the tractor and could readily be attached to any implement by means of a quick disconnect. However, in order to establish a standardized design for an agricultural PTO driveline which would be universally acceptable, it must be made to suit all application requirements. This paper analyzes the interrelationship between the design of the driveline and its proposed application. The basic design is discussed in terms of the universal joint and center member. Application considerations are discussed with regard to driveline geometry, load cycle, and maximum torque.