Mechanical PTO Maintenance Tips for Tree Care Equipment, Part Two

In Mechanical PTO Maintenance Tips for Tree Care Equipment – Part One, we outlined some key preventative maintenance steps to ensure you get the most from your chipper clutch. In this part we will discuss an easy—yet crucial—tip for maximizing uptime.  The industrial Mechanical Power Take-off (PTO) is part of the mobile woodchipper powertrain and one of the pivotal components in the machine. The Mechanical […]

Pack Your Bags, We’re on the Power Train!

WPT Power is no stranger to the agricultural world, and our association with original equipment manufacturers in the bagging industry is a prime example. When a bagger manufacturer came to us requiring a 15” automotive-style power take-off, WPT had just the design for their application. In a silage bagger application, the automotive-style clutch is used […]

Market Sectors – Marine

WPT Power has built a reputation in the Marine Industry for delivering products that can get the job done consistently. We offer a rugged line of industrial marine clutches and brakes that work in a wide range of applications. The Water Cooled Brake, Water Cooled Clutch, Low Inertia Brake, Low Inertia Spring-set Brake, Low Inertia […]

Mechanical PTO Maintenance Tips for Tree Care Equipment, Part One

PTO and pump drive on chipper

The expectation placed on modern tree care equipment today is more demanding than ever before. The machinery is being tasked with running harder and longer all the while maintaining a reliable service life. The key to reliable service life is establishing a proper preventative maintenance schedule for key components of the machine. One key component […]

GM-Style PTOs on LPG engines

GM Mechanical Power Take Off

Large irrigation systems require heavy duty power plants to help move water into crop fields. Many companies offering these systems utilize General Motors (GM) engines as the power source. WPT Power provides the connecting link between the power source and the water pumping equipment in the form of a GM-style power take-off (PTO). Our GM-style […]

Zenith Power uses WPT’s Pilotless™ Mechanical for their irrigating solutions

Irrigation Vineyard

With the advent of Tier IV emissions standards for diesel engines, OEMs and end users are scrambling for alternative power sources. Partly due to this, propane engines have moved to the forefront in many applications. One propane engine manufacturer in particular has been making a steady climb and emerging as an industry leader. This company […]

Best Pilotless™ PTO Uses in Forestry, Marine, and Energy Industries

Pilotless PTO Applications

The WPT Pilotless™ Mechanical Power Take-off (PTO) has proven to be the workhorse in the mechanical power transmission industry. The new bearing arrangement eliminates the pilot bearing and increases sideload capacity up to 70 percent over the previous generation PTOs. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best uses for the […]

Benefits of the WPT Power Type 2 PTO and Python™ Hydraulic Clutch Control


The Type 2 Hydraulic Power Take-off (PTO) and the Python™ Hydraulic Clutch Control (HCC) from WPT Power are a winning combination. When it comes to push button start options for your high inertia systems like chippers, grinders, and crushers, it is hard to beat the durability, sophistication, ease of installation, and cost effectiveness of a […]

Power Take Off: All You Need to Know

Hydraulic Power Take-off on wood chipper

Road planers, dredges, and other equipment require power from some sort of engine in order to perform their designed function. Without a power take off, it would be necessary to add a second engine to provide the power necessary to run hydraulic pumps and other driveline attached equipment. Adding a second engine simply is not […]

PTO Clutch 101: Knowing the Types and Knowing the Symptoms

Pilotless PTO

Power take-off (PTO) clutches provide a mechanical disconnect between the power created by gas and diesel engines or electric motors to another piece of equipment. The PTO clutches enable the transmission of that energy to auxiliary equipment that does not generate its own power.  Within the industrial sector, there are three types of actuation, hydraulic, […]