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Discussion in 'Agricultural Equipment' started by ffffredddd, May 4, 2022.

  1. ffffredddd

    ffffredddd Member

    May 4, 2019
    I just picked up a used Howard rotovator the pins for the 3 pt hitch do not seem to be right, the drive shaft does not line up straight with the tractor PTO, and both pins point the same direction. one inside and one outside.is this normal? im still trying to free up the PTO shaft, it appears they may have been allowing the coupler to slide on the shaft the which only gave about 2" of movement.
    I cant read the model number
    it is 60 inches wide,anyone know the horsepower requirments
  2. Delmer

    Delmer Senior Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    No, the three point pins will typically point out for a class II three point with the 1 1/8" pins, or point in for class I with 7/8" pins. You can use bushings for class I pins with class II arms also.

    Not unusual to need to use a ratchet strap to pull apart a PTO shaft. If you're pretty sure it's just jammed, then hook the implement to something solid, and pull the shaft out with a ratchet strap through the U joint. Then get it cleaned up, or oiled up enough to slide freely, so it doesn't ruin the pto or gearbox. Not unusual to have to straighten a pto shaft either.
  3. sfrs4

    sfrs4 Senior Member

    Jul 22, 2013
    parts admin
    Great Britian
    I would say 60+hp to run it. depends on the ground as well. the pto shaft was probably disconected once before the rotavator was placed on the ground and it will have jammed up/bent as it was lowered, I used to unpin leave the pto shaft attached and drive forward so it disconnected then put the pto ontop of the machine, that way i never made that silly mistake.