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    What RPM you run your engine at?

    Just curious.. what RPM do you typically run your engine at?

    When using FEL?

    When using BH?

    When Mowing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyDew View Post
    Just curious.. what RPM do you typically run your engine at?

    When using FEL?

    When using BH?

    When Mowing?


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    FEL: Most of the time I run it around 2800. I really don't look at the rpm's but I know it's high so the response time is better. I know JD says to run it at 3200 and I've tried that to help with my floppy bucket but I could not see a big difference so I decrease rpm somewhat. Using the FEL is different with me. You really only need the high rpm's when you are digging, loading, lifting, etc., then you are moving to another location so you don't need the engine screaming while transporting the load.

    BH: I run it around 2400 to 2600. I wouldn't mind running it at full throttle if I was just a little more coordinated on the controls. I'm getting there, but not yet.

    Mowing: Full throttle
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    I hardly ever come off of idle when using the FEL. Maybe 2000 sometimes. With the BH its MAX 2000 for me, better control. When I take the trash out to the road, I will travel at say 2000 to 2200. Mowing and bush hogging, I follow the mark and maintain about 2000/525 at the PTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyDew View Post
    Just curious.. what RPM do you typically run your engine at?

    When using FEL?

    When using BH?

    When Mowing?
    HoneyDew,

    I was using the FEL to remove a layer of sod and a layer of black hardpan in an area of the yard that was getting very soft yesterday. The recent rains had soaked through the sod and settled on top of the hardpan. I am replacing the hardpan with beach sand and then reinstalling the sod. The tractor was working in mud and almost got stuck a couple of times as I dug out the sod. Still, I never had the throttle at more than 2,000 RPM or so. This was a tough job for JD but it went pretty well, all things considered.

    I mow at 2,800 to 3,200 RPM depending on how far I want to blow the clippings. Sometimes my D60 is as much a blower as it is a mower ... I guess you could call it a mower/blower.
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    usually max is about 2000 rpms..... occasionally Ill run it to about 2500 with the foot throttle when making speed over ground... or to get a running start going up a hill, so I don't have to down shift to make the hill


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    I don't have a BH or mower but I usually just run between 1600 and 1800. I'm not in a rush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyDew View Post
    Just curious.. what RPM do you typically run your engine at?

    When using FEL?

    When using BH?

    When Mowing?


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    FEL = 2800rpm 99% of the time. When I haul dirt from the pit its about 400' from where it ends up. When I cross the creek its almost vertical on one side and I need that much rpm to climb it. Covering that much ground the added speed also helps.

    BH = Varies. If I am scraping at the beginning of the slope then I am @ 2200 to help avoid going too deep. Middle 2500 & end 2700. When digging up stumps I am @ 2800 unless its precision work where I don't want the bucket speed.

    Mowing = 3000rpm if I am 6ft tall ragweed or 2' tall mahaya or the front lawn. In the rough stuff I mow 2.5ft in then go over it again every row to make it look like carpet with the mulch kit.
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    If Im mowing I run at PTO speed. Im rarely in a hurry like to enjoy the seat time. Loader maybe 2000 and just putting around the yard about 14 or 1500 just sounds nice at that speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvice View Post
    usually max is about 2000 rpms..... occasionally Ill run it to about 2500 with the foot throttle when making speed over ground... or to get a running start going up a hill, so I don't have to down shift to make the hill


    bob
    With the hydrostatic we no longer have the foot throttle luxury.
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