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I'm really exposing my ignorance here. My MF TO-35 has two pto settings: Ground PTO and Engine PTO. What's the difference between the two and which is the better one to use when brushhogging? Thanks!
 

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You'll most certainly want to use Engine PTO when brush-hogging.

Engine PTO will be at (well... near) 540RPM... whereas Ground PTO will just match your ground speed. Ground PTO would be good for running a tiller...
 

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Thanks, Steve. I've always used the engine PTO when brushhogging because "that's what we've always used", but never knew the real reason.
 

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I've always used the "engine" setting on my 1955 model. I think the "ground" setting was for a line of implements that were designed to use it. Its kind of neat to have a 2 speed PTO but I can't imagine what you'd use it for nowadays. What year is yours?
 

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We debated the year of my TO35 in another thread and the best we could figure is that it was probably a '58, but could be a '55. I need to make a note of the serial number this weekend (I was going on memory when we were trying to figure out the year). I'm pretty sure it starts with 158.
 
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