PTO insight for new operator

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Nothing magical about mowing at 540 pto. That is where your published tip speed will be found. Most of my mow time is cutting thick lush 20" pasture grass to 4". It takes lots of power so I run WOT.... brushy, thinner stuff could be run slower.

Legend has it that Yanmar cutters are forged from a 1000 ancient blades in the mountains of Japan; too much for any man! My mower was welded by Bubba so...
Lol, 1000 ancient blades got nothing on Bubba
 
   / PTO insight for new operator #12  
I run my 12 foot batwing at 1,920 RPM to be at 540 with 70HP. I can't argue with the picture you posted of your manual, but that sure seems fast to me.
 
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It sounds fast too, Eddie. I think I will try the 540e setting when mowing and run at the lower RPMs per the manual. I posted the pic just to make sure I wasn't missing anything or misunderstood it. Most of what I mow isn't too thick. When I get a chipper I'll ramp it up to the 540 setting. Thanks.
 
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It sounds fast too, Eddie. I think I will try the 540e setting when mowing and run at the lower RPMs per the manual. I posted the pic just to make sure I wasn't missing anything or misunderstood it. Most of what I mow isn't too thick. When I get a chipper I'll ramp it up to the 540 setting. Thanks.
If you feel that it wants to bog down in 540E, change to 540. A lot of work can still be done perfectly fine in 540E.

I use 540E most of the time. Way less fuel consumption, noise, wear and tear. If I need to, I don't mind going slower just to keep in 540E.
 
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lots to learn. i'm gonna go with 540e next time I mow. I don't mind going slow. manual calls for RPM at 2014 in 540e. Thanks for all the input.
 
 
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