I've been doing some research on rear PTOs as I'd like to eventually run a Woods mower off the back of my 1886. Below are my findings. Please correct me if you see anything that is wrong or provide additional input. I also have a couple of things I would like clarified as well.
It is my understanding that in order to run a rear finish mower, the 2000 RPM PTO (18082) must be used. The 2000 RPM PTO is also compatible with the 3-point hitch- a requirement for running the mower as I understand.
I was looking at the "Large Frame (channel) Tractor Attachment Interchangeably" chart (see attached) and it lists the 18082 PTO as being compatible starting with the 1886-04 through the HT series. My question is, if it is compatible with the 1886-04, then why isn't it compatible with the earlier 1886 production runs as they all share the same rear end that it mounts to? Is it a mistake and the chart should really be commencing with the 1886-05 (HT18) instead?
The 540/1000 type PTO which will mount to the earlier LF is not compatible with the 3 pt hitch. As I understand, this style PTO is more for stationary type attachments and will not work with something like a rear finish mower that requires a 3-point. If I'm wrong and or may be overlooking something, I'm all ears as I'd love to be able to run this setup someday.
Looking forward to hearing your comments.
Edited by Austen, May 25, 2016 - 01:24 PM.