PTO, dual 540-/1000-rpm rear PTO
PTO lever (yellow handle)

PTO lever (yellow handle)

540-/1000-rpm PTO

540-/1000-rpm PTO

The 6D Series Tractors feature an independent 540-/1000-rpm PTO as base equipment.  If you are feeding, mixing, baling hay, or any one of dozens of PTO applications, the 6D Series 540-/100- rpm PTO can match up efficiently to any requirement.
 
The PTO lever allows the operator to quickly and smoothly control engagement and disengagement of the PTO using an easily-accessible control lever.   If the tractor is stopped or is being downshifted, the PTO rpm levels can be maintained.  To activate the PTO, simply move control lever forward. A convenient light will activate on the dashboard to inform the operator. To deactivate, simply pull control lever back.
 
John Deere design includes:
  1. A safety switch on the PTO lever.  The tractor will not start unless the lever is in back position.
  2. Operator presence switch is located in the seat.  A buzzer goes off if an operator would leave the seat when the when engine is running, and the PTO engaged.
 
NOTE: Operators should disengage PTO before engine is stopped.  Also, there is not a wet PTO clutch on the 6D Series Tractors.  The PTO contains a dry clutch design for a long, reliable lifetime of operation.  
Reversible 540-/1000-rpm PTO stub shaft
 
540-/1000-rpm PTO shaft removal

540-/1000-rpm PTO shaft removal

Operators can easily switch between 540- and 1000-rpm-driven implements simply by removing the stub shaft and reversing its position. The reversible 540-/1000-rpm PTO stub shaft is located in a dry cavity to allow changing from 540 to 1000 rpm or vice versa without any oil spillage.  Just remove the snap ring to remove the shaft.
3-position adjustable PTO shield
 
PTO shield up

PTO shield up

PTO shield down

PTO shield down

PTO shield center

PTO shield center

The 6D Series Tractors offer a 3-position adjustable PTO shield, benefits of this shield versus a fixed PTO shield includes:
  • Raised position: Provides clearance while connecting implement driveline to the PTO shaft.
  • Lowered position: Normal working position.  Drawbar visibility is improved for attaching an implement
  • Center position: Use with PTO-driven implements.
 
Last Updated : 25-Jul-2013