Everything About Industrial Power Takeoffs (PTO)

Blog | November 21st, 2022

A power takeoff, often known as a PTO, is a device that converts the rotational power of an engine into hydraulic power that may be used in various settings. An industrial engine is connected to an industrial PTO, which then sends a 1:1 ratio of power-driven off the output while keeping the drive rotation constant.

In their most basic form, power takeoffs include the transfer of energy that would have been lost in the absence of the takeoff. When connecting the PTO to the engine, industrial PTOs adhere to the industrial SAE flywheel and flywheel housing specifications. A power takeoff (PTO) is constructed utilising a full clutch assembly with bearings and a shaft installed inside a cast-iron enclosure.

Industrial PTOs provide a disconnect between the power source and the subsequent power usage, as well as the ability for a customer to manage the power source securely. To put it simply, a PTO puts horsepower to productive use. In the absence of a power takeoff, it would be essential to instal a second engine to supply the appropriate amount of energy for the operation of hydraulic pumps and any other applications.

What Are Industrial Power Takeoffs Used For?

The number of applications that may benefit from having a power takeoff is virtually unbounded. Despite this, the applications that are most frequently encountered are as follows: irrigation pumps, hay processing equipment, slurry pump equipment, vacuum systems in grain handling, street sweepers, material vac-all equipment, fire protection equipment, levee storm surge equipment, municipal drainage districts, rock crushers, wood chippers, tub grinders, hydraulic mobile and stationary systems, air circulation systems, power generators, and conveyor drive equipment.

Characteristics of a Good Power Takeoff

A power takeoff, often known as a PTO, is an extension of a vehicle’s drive train that may be engaged to power auxiliary equipment such as ploughs, augers, winches, and a wide variety of other tools used in the material handling, construction, and agricultural industries. Because of the potential for being entangled in the moving shaft, PTOs require specialised handling and additional safety precautions. PTOs are also often employed with trucks to auxiliary power devices, including dumping or tipping mechanisms, compactors, snowploughs, cranes, and lifts. This is another typical application for PTOs. A cement mixer, fire apparatus carried by a fire truck, sewage cleaning trucks, and sweeper vehicles are all vehicles that a truck’s auxiliary unit can power.

Size Ranges of Power Takeoffs

Industrial PTOs are available in a diverse range of sizes to accommodate a variety of applications. PTOs can be purchased with either one or three plates, with a maximum input torque ranging from 159 to 8400 lb-ft. A range of sizes can serve the whole spectrum of industrial SAE flywheel housings and flywheels, including ones that are compatible with your application and will satisfy the maximum input torque requirements.

The PTO Experts

Mobile Hydraulic Specialties (MHS) has a crew of PTO specialists that are accessible to assist you regardless of the application you are working on. If it is a completely new application, MHS has knowledgeable personnel that can help you be matched with the appropriate PTO for your application. MHS can give you the necessary solution and timeframe for your task if it is an existing PTO, regardless of whether it is a brand new PTO, servicing at one of our eight service facilities, or support for components.

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Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road
Keysborough, Victoria, 3173

Phone: (03) 9798-6511

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Mobile Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd

Phone: (03) 9798-6511
Address: Factory 89, 38-40 Popes Road, Keysborough, Victoria, 3173