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    What RPM setting you like for mowing

    1023e with 54" deck...assuming flat ground and "normal" yard mowing (not heavy or wet) - any favorite RPM setting? I've settled in at about 2250 or 2300 and it never seems to bog or work hard even up hills.

    Not sure there's any magic to it, just curious and wanted to ask. Only 5 hours on the machine so far

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    Per manual 3200.

    I have mowed at 2800 ,on level ground, but at that setting if in thicker or damp grass your deck will start to clog ,to a degree .

    Your tractor is designed to run and mow all day at 3200 , doesn't matter if using the mid or rear pto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Per manual 3200.

    I have mowed at 2800 ,on level ground, but at that setting if in thicker or damp grass your deck will start to clog ,to a degree .

    Your tractor is designed to run and mow all day at 3200 , doesn't matter if using the mid or rear pto.
    I agree, mid PTO at 2100 per the manual. I don’t see any reason to do otherwise.
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    This has been discussed many times, I'll go against the WOT grain and say I mow at 27-2800 rpms. Absolutely no difference in cut quality between that and 3200, I've actually run at 2500 rpms with the same evaluation. But I like the way my engine sounds at 2800 so there is that.
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    I usually have mine set around 3000 engine rpms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjpoog1989 View Post
    I agree, mid PTO at 2100 per the manual. I don’t see any reason to do otherwise.
    but you're running a 2 series not a 1 series.

    2200 is just barely about idle for the 1 series.

    As PJR 27-2800 sounds so much nicer, higher rpm keeps the fluids flowing better also than 2250-2300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    but you're running a 2 series not a 1 series.

    2200 is just barely about idle for the 1 series.

    As PJR 27-2800 sounds so much nicer, higher rpm keeps the fluids flowing better also than 2250-2300.
    Gene, I believe he is referring to the pto rpms on the read out, 2100 pto or 3200 engine. But, I could be wrong in which case I agree with you, that's not far above low idle.
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    2019 - 1025r runs at 2100rpm according to the manual. Works good for me.
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    1800 to 2200 engine RPM’s depending on my travel speed. My tractor only reads engine rpm.

    But make sure the blades are sharp. It will cut the grass just fine and not “chop” the grass if the blades are kept sharp at lower RPM’s. A clean cut is more affected by sharpness than it is by rotating speed. A lot less noise a lower RPM.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    This has been discussed many times, I'll go against the WOT grain and say I mow at 27-2800 rpms. Absolutely no difference in cut quality between that and 3200, I've actually run at 2500 rpms with the same evaluation. But I like the way my engine sounds at 2800 so there is that.
    I think it disperses clippings better at WOT, otherwise I agree with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    but you're running a 2 series not a 1 series.

    2200 is just barely about idle for the 1 series.

    As PJR 27-2800 sounds so much nicer, higher rpm keeps the fluids flowing better also than 2250-2300.
    I was referring to PTO RPM. I run engine at 3200.
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