I was looking around for a small flail mower that would work with my little 1023. In my search I found a 41" flail that required an ambiguously stated 18HP. I contacted the seller to see if the 18hp was for engine or PTO HP. The response I got from the seller was as follows....
" If it is a geared tractor then the 18 hp is PTO if it is hydrostatic then it is engine. The reason is the hydro can set engine speed / pto separate of the forward speed."
I have yet to buy any PTO driven implements 1023, and this distinction is news to me. I believe that my 1023 has around 14-15 pto hp. Any thoughts as to if what the seller is saying holds water, and/or if I'd be ok as the seller states in actual practice?