Engaging PTO

mcfarmall

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Kubota M5660SUHD, Farmall C
Sep 11, 2013
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Not sure about a sweet spot but I engage PTO at idle and then bring up to full rpm after the implement is spinning. For shutdown I return to idle, let the implement settle down then disengage PTO
 
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GeoHorn

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M4700DT, LA1002FEL, Ferguson5-8B Compactor-Roller, 10KDumpTrailer, RTV-X900
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It’s what my Owner Manual also recommends.
 
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GeoHorn

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random

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L3301, bucket, backhoe, grader, plow, harrow, cultivator
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Even easing off the clutch, the PTO implement seems to start abruptly enough while in idle. At speed would make me rather nervous.
 

kubotafreak

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As low as you can go without running risk of the machine dying. Every machine and implement is different. Example is a spreader wont take much to start spinning, and could easily start at idle. A heavy brush hog may actually kill the engine if you start it at idle.
 
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