refuse-vehicleAny vehicle fitted with a PTO (power take off) can have a Rev Limiter fitted, this will ensure that when the PTO is engaged, the vehicle will be limited to a defined amount of revs thus reducing the risk of abnormal wear and burn out of the very costly Hydraulic Pump unit.

In the majority of cases, the PTO will connect directly to a hydraulic pump. This allows for transmission of mechanical force through the hydraulic fluid system to any location around the vehicle where a hydraulic motor will convert it back into rotary or linear mechanical force. Typical applications include:

  • Running a water pump on a fire engine or water truck
  • Running a truck mounted hot water extraction machine for carpet cleaning (driving vacuum blower and high-pressure solution pumps)
  • Powering a blower system used to move dry materials such as cement
  • Raising a tipper truck body
  • Operating the mechanical arm on a bucket truck used by electrical maintenance crews
  • Operating a winch on a tow truck
  • Operating the compactor on a refuse truck
  • Operating a Boom/Grab