power takeoff


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power takeoff

A shaft from which power is available to drive an accessory or other item.
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The housing also serves as a flange--built to meet SAE standards--that connects the power takeoff to the engine flywheel.
Other makes of tractors didn't sell power takeoffs until the 1930s, but this attachment was available on the Fordson in the 1920s.
Although this "static" power takeoff hasn't been conclusively shown to measurably reduce the takeoff roll in all GA airplanes, it does result in noticeably greater acceleration, which is good enough for us.
This order is in addition to the recently awarded $24 million contract from GE Aircraft Engines for Derlan to supply accessory gear boxes and power takeoff assemblies for the CF34 Turbine Engine used on Canadair's Regional Jet and Challenger executive jets.