CPIII wrote:There are a few listed at the bottom of this page(JP, Ralph, TM Tractor). i have dealt with most and they are very professional and helpful.
Darn beat by Bob again!
Consensus is good!
Sorry to hear you are getting the shaft . I just did that job in my 1950, but not because of the PTO, but to R&R the shaft to retrofit a sealed bearing. The shafts are induction hardened and are the inner race for the bearing that is located at the rear of the shaft. When the bearings fail, the shaft deteriorates as well. By turning down the shaft a few thou, you can fit a sealed bearing and still use a shaft that would be too damaged to use with an original roller bearing. Just something to be aware of if shopping for a used input shaft. Any with a bad bearing surface should cost a lot less but still could be used if you have access to machining. A tool post grinder would be the best way to machine the shaft because it is hardened, but we were able to turn it by taking very small bites per pass.