Intentional - Guard Removal and Modifications
In the majority of PTO driveline accidents, the tractor master shield, PTO driveline guarding, or the implement connection shield was damaged or missing.
It only takes a moment for a shoelace, a pant cuff, or even a strand of hair to become entangled in a driveline.
- Removal of PTO master shield from the tractor or the shield at the implement end of the PTO driveline.
- The enlargement of access holes for lubrication of moving parts or clutch adjustment.
- PTO guard is removed from its support bearing and then not resecured.
These types of accidents are the easiest to prevent. Never do anything that increases exposure to rotating driveline components. Do not take life for granted