Enough HP?

WyoHomestead

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Hey everybody, I’ve got a M4-071. It’s right at 60hp to the pto. My questions is does it have enough hp to run a Hesston 1160 Hydroswing with a 12ft head? I found a good deal on one but don’t want to beat my machine up running it. Thanks for the help!
 

foobert

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A lil searching found this 1170 evaluation — the 16’ version compared to your 12’

It states Heston recommend 75 HP (unclear if that’s overall or PTO). But reading through the very comprehensive report, their actual measured peak PTO HP delivered was only 30.1 HP.

Scale that accordingly for the smaller swath width, and I’d think you’d be just fine.
 

WyoHomestead

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Awesome! I called a local Hesston dealer and he pulled a manual and he told me minimum of 75hp. The one I am looking at is actually an 1160, not sure if hydraulic pumps are the same on the 1170. This one is also only a 12’ head.