PTO Guard Maintenance Rant

Elpresidente

Member
Location
West Wales
And attach the bloody chains to something!!!!
The number of machines I see ruined where the chain has been spinning round whipping the frame is scary.
End up with a tidy machine with a square of paint missing.
I find a on some implements attaching the pto guard chain to the tractor pto cover to be unsuitable and on several machines I now put 2 large heavy duty cable ties on the drawbar to attach the chain to. I had a Claas round baler that destroyed the cone of its pto guard because the chain would wrap one whole turn round it and cut through the plastic.
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
I find a on some implements attaching the pto guard chain to the tractor pto cover to be unsuitable and on several machines I now put 2 large heavy duty cable ties on the drawbar to attach the chain to. I had a Claas round baler that destroyed the cone of its pto guard because the chain would wrap one whole turn round it and cut through the plastic.
Chain is too long then. Sound be adjusted alert as possible so it doesn't wrap
 
And attach the bloody chains to something!!!!
The number of machines I see ruined where the chain has been spinning round whipping the frame is scary.
End up with a tidy machine with a square of paint missing.
I’m sure pto guard chain is made with one weak link designed to easily break, the rest especially hardened to bash everything it comes into contact with without breaking
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
2 bareco fitted this morning. Another £150 gone 😞
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Moors Lad

Member
Location
N Yorks
What really pees me off is when you get a new bit of kit and there`s a nice thick booklet with the PTO shaft that is totally bl**dy useless - why can`t the HSE get their finger out and ensure we get a proper booklet in ENGLISH with proper instructions on safety and maintenance, etc, etc .... Surely an item with so much potential for causing SERIOUS injury or worse should arrive on farm with proper instructions!!
 
I find a on some implements attaching the pto guard chain to the tractor pto cover to be unsuitable and on several machines I now put 2 large heavy duty cable ties on the drawbar to attach the chain to. I had a Claas round baler that destroyed the cone of its pto guard because the chain would wrap one whole turn round it and cut through the plastic.
You can shorten the chain,just move the clip back a few links
 

biggles

Member
Location
derbyshire
I have two of the bareco ones with the yellow ends, and the guards have been faultless except that the ends have gone brittle and cracked then started disintegrating, they do sit outside all year though. Anyone else had this?
 
What really pees me off is when you get a new bit of kit and there`s a nice thick booklet with the PTO shaft that is totally bl**dy useless - why can`t the HSE get their finger out and ensure we get a proper booklet in ENGLISH with proper instructions on safety and maintenance, etc, etc .... Surely an item with so much potential for causing SERIOUS injury or worse should arrive on farm with proper instructions!!

Complain to the manufacturer in writing and state that you think their documentation and user manual are not good enough for what is a safety critical item?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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