Power Takeoff Shaft

Power Takeoff Shaft

 

a mechanism of a power transmission by means of which part of the power from the engine of a tractor, self-propelled chassis, special-purpose automobile, or other vehicle is used to drive the working members of trailer, mounted, or stationary machines. Torque is transmitted to the power takeoff shaft by one of the power transmission shafts—for example, the primary or connecting shaft of the transmission—or directly by the engine shaft.

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Fidrych, who was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1976 as a 21-year-old pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, died from accidental asphyxia by suffocation on April 13, 2009, after his clothing became entangled in the power takeoff shaft of his 1987 10-wheel Mack dump truck, according to authorities.
Tests also will include installation and alignment of the airframe-mounted auxiliary drive unit and its power takeoff shaft.
According to the district attorney, the former pitcher appeared to have been working on his truck "when his clothes became entangled in the truck's power takeoff shaft.
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