He literally said "only engage pto at idle", are you biased or just choosing not to read? If i took his advice my mower wouldn't run, i couldn't mow. Get it? This is the exact advice I am arguing, welcome to the discussion. I have not and will not argue that the best time to engage is at engine speed directly after it doesn't lug the motor. That is true and that I agree with, but idle ain't it on any of these machines and no manufacturer will recommend it. You do understand that the pto takes a lot of wear if it has to lug when you engage. Too low is in fact a thing and on 99% of mowers, idle is too low. most recommend half to 3/4 as I've said before. YOu can go lower if you want to, you can do it at idle if it makes ya feel better, but I do tend to listen to the manufacturer. I used to crank them all day everyday on deeres mostly at full throttle. I mowed for 3 straight seasons and thousands of hours and we never had a clutch go out. Since i'm running personal equipment and i like the manufacturers recommendations, I've switched to somewhere in the half throttle to 3/4 ball park just depending.
my old cb four is a heck of a crotch rocket, screams like a banshee! You like to live in the past don't ya? Want more bike pics?