Yeah, me too... the old 6600 Ford's shield "pinned on" with a lynch pin, but I guess they figured that was too easy to remove them and leave them off, so the 5610s that replaced it had hinged guards bolted to the PTO housing, with some sort of "flip pin" to allow you to flip it up "out of the way" (which WASN'T out of the way enough...)(snip)
The safety folks wouldn't like this but I removed all the pto guards off my tractors. I physically could not reach in under the fixed ones to depress the button and line up the splines.
Personally I don't get close enough to the tractor shaft to worry about getting into it...
Later! OL J R
The PTO quick connects that bug me, are the ones that require one to pull back a collar while pushing forward the joint! :huh:
Only if you're lucky. If you're like me, it would bend just enough to wedge in there and fuse the two pieces together ending up making them something for the scrap heap.I watched it a couple of times and finally saw the pin. But I still think there might be a problem if you scalped some ground while shredding. I would think that pin would shear.
Yeah, that IS pretty stupid... Not respecting an auger will earn you a new nickname-- "Stumpy"...My two big concerns are post hole diggers and augers - both often run while the person is right there. I've looked into a hydraulic drive auger which adds the benefit of reverse too but haven't pull trigger.
I don't currently have a pto driven auger but I'm pretty careful at friends grain bin site. I've yelled at him for picking bits out of the swing away hopper with his fingers while it's running. The flighting was knocking his hand as he fished around.