Hi, anyone with experience using PTOs would you mind taking a few mins to fill out a survey for a uni project? It's hugely appreciated!


West Yorkshire
Why didn’t those bendy guards that look like a drain pipe really catch on?

I think Spaldings supplied them.
They needed to be universally fitted to every tractor and machine on the fleet or you couldn't swap a tractor from one job to another easily, you'd to remove the tractors PTO guard to fit the bracket, some machines would need major surgery to fit the brackets, such as a rotorspreader front cover, everything inside the rubber tube got lathered in grease making very unpopular with staff.


Done. I put a new shaft and guard on a mower this year, the first time out the securing chain tore the little plastic securing eye off of the guard, can this be repaired or should I get a new guard?

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...