1980-09-01

The Development of Agricultural Equipment Power Take-Off Mechanism 800943

A power take-off mechanism was developed for farm equipment. Its purpose was to transmit power from the tractor engine to the propelled implement. The propelled implement could then perform its functions by utilizing the tractor engine power.The power take-off (PTO) development has involved a large variety of tractors and implements and has included recommendations and standards for safety, interchangeability, and reliability. This paper outlines some of the important steps in the power take-off evolution from the first known application to present day standards.The power take-off has provided great versatility in the mechanization of the farm, and this has helped to lower the overall cost of food production.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.
X