The dangers of an unguarded PTO shaft

The dangers of an unguarded PTO shaft

This short video dramatically simulates the dangers of having a damaged or unguarded PTO (Power Take Off) shaft.
Using a straw dummy, the sleeve of the overalls is caught in the yoke of the PTO. As soon as the shaft is engaged, the dummy is pulled around the shaft with obvious and spectacular consequences.
Death and serious injury can result from damaged or badly maintained PTO guards. This all too common, yet easily preventable accident can be avoided by following a few simple guidelines and making regular checks of PTO equipment.

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