About PTO Brakes

posted under general-equipment by neilm on 8/4/2010

Summary: When starting and stopping a PTO driven implement its always best to slow down the tractor and then engage or disengage. This helps take the shock off the driveline. Its particularly important on tractors that have PTO brakes. Imagine all the inertia that a rotary mower can have when spinning at full speed. Its very hard on a tractors PTO brake if it has to bring this to a stop.