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PTO Shaft for Snowblowers

PTO shafts are available for all snowblowers.

We can offer the following replacement of these snowblower PTO shafts.

  • Kubota Snowblower Drive Shaft
  • John Deere Snowblower PTO
  • Mckee Snowblower PTO Shaft
  • Farm King Snowblower PTO Shaft

PTO Shaft for Snowblowers

A snowblower PTO shaft is a type of power take-off (PTO) shaft used to connect a tractor's PTO to a snowblower attachment. The PTO shaft transfers power from the tractor's engine to the snowblower's gearbox or auger, allowing it to clear snow. It typically consists of a shaft with splines or other connection points on both ends, which can be connected to the power source and the snowblower.

Snowblower PTO Shaft

Almost all snow blowers, regardless of the manufacturer, use a basic PTO with a shear bolt.

Highlighted are Woods snow blowers by model.

Woods Snow Blower Models:

MODEL SB54S SB64S SB74C SB84C SS84-2 SS96-2 SS108-2
PTO horsepower
< 25
Driveline Protection
shear bolt
shear bolt
shear bolt
shear bolt
shear bolt
shear bolt
shear bolt


Click to check about the shear bolt torque limiters.

Snowblower PTO Shaft Features

A PTO (Power Take-Off) shaft is a mechanical device that transfers power from a tractor or other source to an attached implement, such as a snowblower. Here are some key features to look for in a PTO shaft for a snowblower:

  1. Length: The length of the PTO shaft should be appropriate for the distance between the tractor and the snowblower. The shaft should be long enough to allow for movement of the implement without being too loose, but not so long that it becomes unstable.
  2. Diameter: The diameter of the PTO shaft should be matched to the horsepower of the tractor or engine providing the power. A larger diameter shaft is generally required for more powerful engines.
  3. Safety: Safety is crucial when dealing with PTO shafts. Look for a shaft that has safety features such as shields to prevent clothing or other objects from getting caught in the moving parts.
  4. Durability: The PTO shaft should be made from durable materials such as steel or aluminum to ensure it can withstand the stresses of heavy use.
  5. Ease of use: The PTO shaft should be easy to attach and detach from the snowblower and tractor for convenience and to save time.
  6. Compatibility: Ensure the PTO shaft is compatible with the make and model of the snowblower and tractor it will be used with.
Snowblower PTO Shaft


Installation of the Snowblower PTO Shaft

  • Apply lubricating grease on the universal joint bearing, prepare the oil seal, put it on the cross shaft, press it into the universal joint fork, telescopic sleeve fork, and flange fork holes at the front and rear transmission shaft end respectively, and then install the cover plate and lock ring, tighten and lock it.
  • Apply grease to the telescopic sleeve of the drive shaft, then put the fork on the spline shaft of the rear PTO shaft and screw the oil seal cap.
  • Connect the flange fork of the front transmission shaft with the flange of the second PTO shaft and install the front PTO shaft on the middle support bracket of the transmission shaft.
  • After combustion, install the cross joints at both ends of the rear transmission shaft onto the flange fork of the front PTO shaft and the rear axle driving gear shaft with bolts and tighten the flange fixing bolts and nuts.
  • PTO shaft spline sheath and cross shaft oil nozzle must be complete.

When using a snowblower PTO shaft, it's important to follow all safety guidelines and instructions provided by the manufacturer. This may include wearing protective clothing and equipment, using proper attachment and detachment procedures, and keeping hands and feet away from moving parts.

PTO Shaft Installation

How to Cut a Snowblower PTO Shaft to the Right Length?

There are different types of snowblower PTO shafts available, and they vary in length and diameter depending on the size of the tractor and snowblower. It's important to ensure that the PTO shaft is the correct length and diameter for the specific tractor and snowblower combination to avoid damage to the equipment or injury to the operator.

If the PTO shaft is too long, it might bind when the three-point hitch is lifted. Damage might be caused to the bearing of the chipper or the PTO of the tractor. If the PTO shaft is too long, it must be cut.   Equal amounts must shorten both PTO halves.

  • 1. Mount the chipper on the three-point hitch of the tractor.
  • 2. Cut the engine and remove the keys.   Lower the chipper on a firm and level surface.
  • 3. Lift the three-point hitch so that the power intake shaft of the chipper is at the same height as the PTO of the tractor. The PTO and the power intake should be closest to each other at that position.
  • 4. Pull the PTO shaft apart. Connect one half of the shaft to the chipper, so the locking pin is locked. Place the other end of the chipper flush with the end of the tractor's PTO. Lay the side of the end by the side. Mark on the shield how much must be cut off. The tubes must be so short that they cannot reach the bottom in any chipper position.
  • 5. Cut the plastic tube.
  • 6. Cut a piece from the profile tube, the same length as the piece you cut off of the shield. Shorten the other half of the PTO shaft to the same length.
  • 7. File sharp edges off of the profile tubes.

Cutting PTO Shaft

Agricultural Gearbox and Snowblower PTO Shafts

Agricultural equipment requires vast operating torque and power to operate, and the PTO shaft is the key to delivering this performance for long periods. To meet the needs of these machines, we offer various PTOs for different applications, and WLY has a comprehensive range to choose from. In addition to PTOs, we stock agricultural gearboxes. For all your agricultural equipment needs, find the right Agricultural Gearbox and PTOs at WLY.

The relationship between the PTO shaft and the agricultural PTO gearbox is one of interdependence. The PTO shaft cannot transfer power to the implement without a gearbox to regulate the speed and torque. Similarly, the gearbox is useless without the PTO shaft to transfer power from the tractor's engine.

Together, the PTO shaft and agricultural PTO gearbox form a critical link between the tractor and the implement, allowing farmers to efficiently and effectively manage their land and crops.

Pto Shaft Manufacturers

Additional information



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Materials Available

1. Stainless Steel: SS201, SS303, SS304, SS316, SS416, SS420
2. Steel:C45(K1045), C46(K1046),C20
3. Brass:C36000 ( C26800), C37700 ( HPb59), C38500( HPb58), C27200(CuZn37), C28000(CuZn40)
4. Bronze: C51000, C52100, C54400, etc
5. Iron: 1213, 12L14,1215
6. Aluminum: Al6061, Al6063
7.OEM according to your request
product materials available

Surface Treatment

Annealing, natural canonization, heat treatment, polishing, nickel plating, chrome plating, zinc plating,yellow passivization, gold passivization, satin, Black surface painted etc.

Processing Method

CNC machining, punch,turning, milling, drilling, grinding, broaching, welding and assembly
product finishing

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Technicians self-check in production,final-check before package by professional Quality inspector
ISO9001:2008 , ISO14001:2001,ISO/TS 16949:2009

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