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    What PTO Speed Do You Run For Your Tiller?

    I have a 1026R series 1 green machine and a 647 John Deere 48" tiller. The tiller manual recommends a PTO speed of 540 rpm to the tiller. (For years I've thought the recommendation was 440 rpm which I thought was plenty fast. )

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    So I'm wondering what others might be running to their 647 or similar tiller.

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    I run my 655 tiller at the recommended 540rpm.

    What would be a benefit to running it slower? (Just curious)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDSwan87 View Post
    I run my 655 tiller at the recommended 540rpm.

    What would be a benefit to running it slower? (Just curious)


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    JDSwan87 ~ I'm not sure there is any benefit to a slower speed other the fuel usage. However I do suspect that at 540rpm you'd possibly get a finer tilled output, which is what we all want anyhow I think.
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    Do you guys have a tach on your 1 family tractors? (owns a x758 doesn't know better ) If you do have a tach how do you know the RPM of the PTO, isn't the tach showing you engine RPM not implement RPM?
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    Pto rpms , 540 with my tiller marlin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    Do you guys have a tach on your 1 family tractors? (owns a x758 doesn't know better ) If you do have a tach how do you know the RPM of the PTO, isn't the tach showing you engine RPM not implement RPM?
    On most tractors with a tach there is a PTO icon or indicator on the dial face showing the engine RPM required to achieve 540 RPM on the PTO. Some modern LCD instrument clusters also have the ability to display the PTO RPM on the digital LCD display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    On most tractors with a tach there is a PTO icon or indicator on the dial face showing the engine RPM required to achieve 540 RPM on the PTO. Some modern LCD instrument clusters also have the ability to display the PTO RPM on the digital LCD display.

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    Yeah, my 1025r will switch to showing PTO speed instead of engine hours when PTO is running. Also has the indicator for 540 marked on the tach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    Do you guys have a tach on your 1 family tractors? (owns a x758 doesn't know better ) If you do have a tach how do you know the RPM of the PTO, isn't the tach showing you engine RPM not implement RPM?
    Yep, pull the knob to engage the pto and the pto rpm in noted in the engine rmp window.

    Quote Originally Posted by spferdil View Post
    Yeah, my 1025r will switch to showing PTO speed instead of engine hours when PTO is running. Also has the indicator for 540 marked on the tach.
    I never noticed a mark on the tach for 540rpm but I'll have to look again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Yep, pull the knob to engage the pto and the pto rpm in noted in the engine rmp window.



    I never noticed a mark on the tach for 540rpm but I'll have to look again.
    Should be around the 3200 rpm mark marlin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    I never noticed a mark on the tach for 540rpm but I'll have to look again.
    I believe this is the 1026R dash. Red arrow points to PTO mark.

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