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    Default mf 240 pto horse power

    i have a 1986 model mf 240 i believe the engine is rated at 41 hp but was wondering what the pto is rated at. also what size tiller would it pull well.thanks for replying.

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    Default Re: mf 240 pto horse power

    duramaxlt,

    I'm sure John Miller III will paste in the exact specs for your machine here in just a few minutes. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] Genereally speaking the PTO HP is about 85% of engine HP. This is what I've read here and elsewhere. This conversion works out correctly for my particular tractor. Hope this help a little someone will surely pop in with more detailed info.

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    Default Re: mf 240 pto horse power

    The hp of the MF 240 is rated as follows:

    Engine HP - 46
    PTO HP - 41
    Drawbar HP - 29

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    Default Re: mf 240 pto horse power

    For tillers, the problem with many tractors such as your MF can be not the PTO HP, but the lowest gear... HST machines can just slow down to a near stop at PTO RPMs, but your tractor will need to move at a fixed speed in first gear when the PTO is at 540rpm. Yes you can ride the clutch... but that's not too great either (a constant ground speed is best).

    With the engine at the "PTO" speed, how slow does your tractor go in the lowest gear?

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    Default Re: mf 240 pto horse power

    i'm not sure but it would be very slow in low 1 is 540 rpm all that is required to run tiller. also it takes at least 60" to cover tracks on my tractor 66" would be better

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    Default Re: mf 240 pto horse power

    I'd go atleast 6' tiller.
    w/ over 40 pto hp it will run fine.
    I ran a 74" on 27 pto hp w/ gear drive.

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    Default Re: mf 240 pto horse power

    To help cover your tracks you might want to consider a tiller that has a "side shift" ability. That way a narrow tiller still sticks out beyond the tractor tire on one side.

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