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Engaging PTO @ high Engine RPM

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by rwells, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. rwells

    rwells LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Is it documented anywhere that you should not engage the blade PTO at high engine RPM? Seems to me that it is less harmful to do so at a low RPM. Any thoughts out there? Thanks
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Your owners manual has the information you are looking for, it state never engage the deck at high rpm or under load.
    I suggest ab out 3/4 throttle when the engine is cold, less when its hot / warmed up.
    You likely wont be able to engage it to low, it could stall the engine.


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