|Here is the style PTO
|We recommend installing the wet kit upgrade if you have this style PTO
click here to download PTO Power Point Presentation.
We now have the research complete and are making available the PTO wet kit for the
Cat HYD pump application.
Download a copy of PTO-101. An informational and educational tutorial edited by Lee Zaborowski with contributions from
Bob Handren, George Harper, Roger Uhlich,and Herb Strandberg. This is a must read for ALL Country Coach, Monaco, Safari, Beaver,
Alpine, Bluebird and Foretravel coach owners. This is a must read for ALL Country Coach,Monaco,Safari,Beaver,Alpine,Bluebird
and Foretravel coach owners.
click here to download a copy of PTO 101a
We are now finding on some of the 2008 cummins that the PTO is mounted on the drivers side
of the transmission. This is the same system and is also in need of the PTO wet kit upgrade. Please contact us
if you have any questions.
|Location of PTO
|Passenger side of Transmission /On some 08-09 with Cummins it may be on the drivers side.
|This is the HYD pump/power steering pump tandem.
|HYD Pump only
We have now determined that with the Eaton Hyd Pump there is a diference in the conversion kit needed
for the upgrade. The Eaton pump is easily identified by its BLUE color.We also have the upgrade kit for this system available.
|This coach has the wet kit installed
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LIST OF THE COACHES WITH KNOWN PTO FAILURES.
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I am on a daily basis finding more and more coaches that have the Chelsea PTO system in many different
configurations. Although I have a 09 Inspire ISL and Allison trans at the house today that does not have the PTO system.
am trying to compile a better list of the effected coaches. So I ask that anyone that would like to share info with me about
actual failures it would help us all a lot.
If you can please respond off group to our Public Relations
We will compile the list and post any info we can to help every one.
1. Did you have a failure?
2. Did you
have to replace any of the hyd or PTO components due to?
3. At what mileage did you experience the failure?
Coach yr/model/eng & trans?
5. Did you have Only HYD pump or the HYD/Power steer tandem system?
6. Any other info
you may think will help us all on this issue.
Thanks for all your help
I have spent a considerable amount of time researching as
many coaches as I can, from the 04 Inspire to the newest Affinity. The following is a brief summary of the findings.
I have found that on coaches with the Cummins engines and Allison transmission from late 04 do have
the Chelsea PTO that is running a dry spline. In addition the coaches with a Cat C-9 and larger with the Allison also run the Chelsea PTO with only the
HYD pump attached to it. What I have found on the Cat is that there also have been many failures of the spline assembly at
around 18,000 miles. If this failure should occur it can be quite expensive to repair. Presently it can take 6 to 8 days to
get a new HYD pump depending on your configuration. By adding the wet spline kit prior to a failure it can save you a few
thousand dollars or more and lots of down time. Should you have a HYD pump failure I have found a distributor that can supply
the new pumps and I do have PTO wet kits available.
Although the power steering is not run by the PTO on all coaches. It does operate the HYD fan for the engine
cooling and Allison transmission systems. A failure will cause an over heat of these systems and could strand you in an unsafe
situation along the roadside.
If you have any questions about the systems on your coach please call or email us. We are here to answer all
Neither the PTO manufacturer nor the Hyd pump Manufacturer is taking any part in warranty of
any kind at this time. The parts are being made available by these componant manufacturers but you must pay. I have
spent a good amount of time contacting service centers and setting up a referral network to help you get this up grade.
I have also assembled an upgrade
wet kit for the PTO this includes the necessary parts for converting the PTO to a wet lube system
we are offering is not referred to as a recall. The original recall also consists of replacing the hyd pump should it
fail and relocating the power steering to the back of the air compressor on the engine.You will see in the NHTSA post on
our Hot Topics Chssis page that there has been an amendment to the recall filed by country coach and accepted
by NHTSA. It states that the power steering pump is no longer required to be moved. This will eliminate a costly and unnessassary
repair. If there has been no failure then the Hyd pump should not need replaced at this time. This can be a quite expensive
As for the PTO time will tell but chances are
it will fail if not upgraded to a wet lube system.
I have put together a kit to upgrade the PTO to a wet lube system. These
are the components that are recommended by Chelsea and Saurer - Danfoss the component manufactures.
I have also set up a network of Service centers to do this upgrade. The labor involved takes less than 4 hours
depending on the configuration of your coach. We can set you an appointment with one of these service centers and ship
the parts directly to them or you which ever works best for your needs. If you have a service center that you trust and depend on we would be more than happy
to discuss and train them to help insure you get the quaility work you seek. Just give us a call we are here to help you!!!
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Notice: JDRV Services is not affiliated with nor are we performing or
claiming to perform NTHSA compliant recalls for Country Coach, LLC.