A drive shaft connects a tractor with an implement. The tractor (an implement) transmits power through the shaft to the implement, which in turn drives the implement.
The drive shafts are available complete with all the parts, or the parts can be bought separately.
A wide angle can be placed at the end of the shaft to allow a greater freedom of movement and to operate the implement from a greater angle without the risk of the shaft breaking. There are also drive shafts available with two wide angles (on either side of the drive shaft), which means that the implement and the tractor are connected at an even greater angle.
In addition, safety couplings such as a shear bolt or safety coupling can be fitted to the shaft to protect the tractor or implement.