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			Power Takeoff - 

Device used to transmit engine power to auxiliary equipment. A PTO often drives a hydraulic pump, which can power a dump body, concrete mixer or refuse packer. Some designs mount to a standard opening on the transmission, while others attach at the front or rear of the engine. 

 Acronym: PTO

 Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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