Tech Tip #187: Notes on Installing Twin Disc/Rockford Power Takeoffs

Dr. Diesel
Written by Dr. Diesel
#187: Notes on Installing Twin Disc/Rockford Power Takeoffs

IMPORTANT

When installing a new or re-manufactured Twin Disc® / Rockford power takeoff always change the pilot bearing (see Tech Tip #67, Installing a Rockford and Twin Disc Power Takeoff: How to remove a troublesome pilot bearing; Tech Tip #95, Installing a Rockford and Twin Disc Power Takeoff: Removing a troublesome pilot bearing, Part Two; Tech Tip #113, Prolonging the life of your Rockford and Twin Disc Power Takeoff).

After installing the PTO, you should check to ensure you have proper endplay, the clutch is properly adjusted and lubricated per the operator’s manual before starting the unit.

After installation use a soft hammer and rap the end of the output shaft to unload any pressure on the bearings.

Using high-grade lithium based grease, lubricate according to the following guidelines:

Rockford and Twin Disc Maintenance

Daily: brass throw out collar

Every One Hundred Hours: main bearings and unsealed pilot bearings
Manufacturers names, symbols and numbers are for reference purposes only and do not imply manufacturing origin.

When installing a new or remanufactured Twin Disc / Rockford power takeoff always change the pilot bearing (see Tech Tip #67, Installing a Rockford and Twin Disc Power Takeoff: How to remove a troublesome pilot bearing; Tech Tip #95, Installing a Rockford and Twin Disc Power Takeoff: Removing a troublesome pilot bearing, Part Two; Tech Tip #113, Prolonging the life of your Rockford and Twin Disc Power Takeoff).

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