A power take-off (PTO) is a splined driveshaft, usually on a tractor or truck, that can be used to provide power to an attachment or separate machine.
It is designed to be easily connected and disconnected.
The power take-off allows implements to draw energy from the tractor’s engine.
Semi-permanently mounted power take-offs can also be found on industrial and marine engines.
These applications typically use a Cardan shaft and bolted joint to transmit power to a secondary implement or accessory.
In the case of a marine application, such shafts may be used to power fire pumps.
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