The Gate Keeper
I have a 1991 John Deere 318 and we had the seal on the rear PTO start leaking. We replaced it today and wondered why the rear PTO was always spinning. If it didn't spin, we don't think it would leak. I am assuming that the rear PTO is for some kind of implement that you would hook up to the back of the tractor like a tiller or something. Is the blank rear PTO switch space used for this rear PTO? Is there a wire I can just pull to disable it from turning? If the rear PTO blank is used for turning the rear PTO on or off, I would like to do it that way in order to have it more original rather than just unplugging a wire. Does it really need to spin all the time? If it spins all the time, we think it would cause the seal to go out sooner. Ideas? What do you guys think?