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well guys, this is where i begin my learning process. its sound EXTREMELY dumb. but i am not exactly sure how to turn on the PTO on my 60. i know how to raise and lower 3-point just dont know how to turn it on. and also i am planning on bush-hogging 2 about 18 acre pastures. what gear should i run in and how high to put throttle? thanks guys and sorry for dumb questions.
 

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You should ask the owner of this tractor for a walk-thorough of its controls...he'll be able to tell you the eccentricities of THAT TRACTOR...;)

John Deere Model 60 had live PTO, which is independent of the tractor speed, but is controlled with the tractor clutch pedal, if you press the clutch half way, the tractor stops moving, but the PTO still runs, pushing the clutch all the way stops the PTO as well.

Since the PTO is independent of the ground speed throttle up so that the mower is NOT stalling the tractor when mowing.

John Deere Model 60 has 6 forward speeds...pick a speed that doesn't stall the tractor when mowing, (start off in 1st or 2nd, and see how things go) make sure whatever speed you choose, you are not going so fast as to KILL yourself...remember if you come off this tractor the PTO will NOT stop the bushhog...:(

If you have never been in this field before...GO SLOW!!!...The higher the grass, the slower you go...It may take longer, but you will go home at the end of the day...;)
 

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You should ask the owner of this tractor for a walk-thorough of its controls...he'll be able to tell you the eccentricities of THAT TRACTOR...;)

John Deere Model 60 had live PTO, which is independent of the tractor speed, but is controlled with the tractor clutch pedal, if you press the clutch half way, the tractor stops moving, but the PTO still runs, pushing the clutch all the way stops the PTO as well.

Since the PTO is independent of the ground speed throttle up so that the mower is NOT stalling the tractor when mowing.

John Deere Model 60 has 6 forward speeds...pick a speed that doesn't stall the tractor when mowing, (start off in 1st or 2nd, and see how things go) make sure whatever speed you choose, you are not going so fast as to KILL yourself...remember if you come off this tractor the PTO will NOT stop the bushhog...:(

If you have never been in this field before...GO SLOW!!!...The higher the grass, the slower you go...It may take longer, but you will go home at the end of the day...;)
it was my dad's tractor, he passed away in december.


like Dave said it has a hand clutch

they are both my fields. i know the terrain good enough not to harm myself.
 

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I'm going by memory here, so bear with me! (I grew up on a 53-60).

At the right side of the transmission gear cage (sitting on the seat), you should find a small lever sticking up out of the trans., shift this with the tractor NOT running ( you can touch the starter if it doesn't shift right in), to the right is shifted in. Then the Live PTO is engaged, now to the right of the battery box, over the axle housing there will be a round lever facing forwards, this engages the PTO shaft (it can be shifted on-the-go), pull it up to engage, push down to disengage!

As for PTO speed, it is marked on the tach (if it works) if not, PTO speed is not quite full throttle, a lttle above 3/4 throttle.


If your at the tractor, you can give me a call at (660)359-1036 -- cel, I'll try to talk you through it.~~ grnspot110
 

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I'm going by memory here, so bear with me! (I grew up on a 53-60).

At the right side of the transmission gear cage (sitting on the seat), you should find a small lever sticking up out of the trans., shift this with the tractor NOT running ( you can touch the starter if it doesn't shift right in), to the right is shifted in. Then the Live PTO is engaged, now to the right of the battery box, over the axle housing there will be a round lever facing forwards, this engages the PTO shaft (it can be shifted on-the-go), pull it up to engage, push down to disengage!

As for PTO speed, it is marked on the tach (if it works) if not, PTO speed is not quite full throttle, a lttle above 3/4 throttle.


If your at the tractor, you can give me a call at (660)359-1036 -- cel, I'll try to talk you through it.~~ grnspot110
thanks. i think i know what you are talking about. i was looking for PTO in the manual but it is under Powr-Trol then it clicked. :thanku: i might b PM'ing you if i need help if thats ok.
 

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I beleive "Power-Trol" is your hydraulics, I think the terminology they used in the manual in those days were "power shaft" for the PTO. This is vaguely from memory of my AR manual, which I am not close to right now.
Good luck, you will figure it out.
Jake
 
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