I've owned my 1023e for about a year now. I've had a couple other hydrostatic tractors before moving up to the 1023e....I'm now actually contemplating moving up to a 3 series. Last night I realized I don't have a firm grasp on how the hydrostatic and hydraulics actually work on my tractor. More specifically what's utilizing how much of the engine power when.
I know there's a pump that I assume is run off the engine, but I'm a bit lost from there. Is the pump always running and taking a load off the engine, or another way to put it are the hydraulics using any engine power when the tractor and all hydraulics are all sitting idle? Is there a certain amount of rpm/throttle that operates the pump at its give amount of full flow?
From the feel of my pants while operating the tractor I know that more engine throttle/rpms will increase the land speed of the hydrostatic drive of the tractor itself, but to me it feels like that the loader hydraulics only get stronger to a certain point of throttle/rpms but anything past that point seems to feel like it has diminishing returns on loader performance.