The slip yoke is an important component of any drive shaft assembly. The slip yoke assembly (pictured on the right) is what allows drive shafts and PTOs to flex or “slip” with their given application. The slip yoke is also essential for allowing u-joints to rotate properly with the drive shaft.
A – Distance from the center of the front U-joint to the center of the rear U-joint. Take this U-joint center-to-center measurement with the slip yoke in its operating position. The slip yoke operating position is typically determined by pulling the slip yoke out of the transmission 1” after it's fully bottomed out.