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I think I smoked my PTO


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I have a 1066 on an EZ flow 450 grain cart.  This is the first time I have used this cart tractor combination.  We had to fix a leak in the cart gate cylinder when we were testing everything empty.  Then we went to the field and but a couple loads in the cart about 200 bushels.  I tried to start the auger to unload it and it killed the tractor.  I then noticed the gate was still wide open.  Now the auger is slugged full of beans and while trying to get it un slugged the PTO now slips.  It looks like I will be rebuilding the PTO and unloading the cart under the bin auger so I can unplug the cart auger.  Now that I have admitted to being a dumba$$ and messing up my PTO here is my question.   I assume that when I get everything fixed and the cart emptied and unplugged I can refill the cart with the auger gate CLOSED,  then start the auger and slowly open the gate until the grain flows at a rate that the tractor can handle comfortably.  

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Depends on how bad you slipped it really. Do you have clutch plates on hand it doesn't take that long to swap them at most a hour. If you do drive the rear of the tractor on to some big blocks so you don't have to drain oil out of it. We swapped the pto clutches in our 856 before in 20 minutes with three people.

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Surprised the slip clutch on the grain cart didn't slip first apparently you were at low rpm's  I'd break over the auger remove all excessive drag and clear the auger I bet you'd be ok running it normally

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I have said it before on here it doesn’t take much abuse like you were doing to smoke them. Combines use the same pto set on 80 series it was discontinued on the 2588 because it couldn’t handle the power. But if you plugged rotor slipped clutches a bit to get it unplugged they were smoked. And to be fair you can ruin jd pto doing same thing.

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dont beat yourself up too bad bob, we all learn things and usually its the hard way for me - put the clutches in and be glad that is all you tore up - that is my usual compromise when beating myself up - I dont even engage my pto in tall grass with the batwing anymore, I back up to where it was mowing or start it long before I get into the grass/weeds. I loathe tearing things up. 

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