I am building an Autocar heavy haul and foundout that ther may be two PTO's one for the hydralics for the trailer and anouther for a chain driven winch and help will greatful on this
need some help
Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:02 PM
Lots of ways of doing this. One way would be a front mount PTO off the front crankshaft (runs anytime the engine runs) and the other off the transmission (can be disengaged/engaged with the clutch). Lots of cement mixers in my area at least up through the 80's had front mount PTO's for the mixer drum with the big spacing between the grille and bumper. Autocar was easy for this as the radiator was mounted high if I recall and a straight shot with the shaft from the pump to the crank was not that hard.
Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:36 AM
I have noticed that the front mount is still used for the garbage trucks in our city too.