First time spreading fertiliser

Oneill

Member
Livestock Farmer
Hi

new to this so any help would be much appreciated,

spreading fertiliser for the first time in a John Deere at 540e pto. What rpm will achieve 540e on the clock? Or how many rpm is good enough to run a spreader? First time spreading , running the tractor on 540e at about 1700rpm but at one stage the rpm reached 1800rpm and the warning light came on ( due to me pressing the acceleration going uphill) Does this mean that the there’s too much speed going to the pto shaft and to reduce rpm? Also when this light come on would it do damage to the pto?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks
 

Ben B

Member
Mixed Farmer
At least on CNH tractors in 540e PTO gear means, 540 rpm at the shaft is achieved at a little more than 1500 engine rpm. Depends on what speed you need though doubt it would do any damage to the tractor.
 

Grouse

Member
Tractor will be fine - it will mess up your application rates though - and when the grass / crop grows you may get rips down the field in varying growth rates / depths of green - it may amuse your neighbours / colleagues. Don’t ask me how I know !
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
Hi

new to this so any help would be much appreciated,

spreading fertiliser for the first time in a John Deere at 540e pto. What rpm will achieve 540e on the clock? Or how many rpm is good enough to run a spreader? First time spreading , running the tractor on 540e at about 1700rpm but at one stage the rpm reached 1800rpm and the warning light came on ( due to me pressing the acceleration going uphill) Does this mean that the there’s too much speed going to the pto shaft and to reduce rpm? Also when this light come on would it do damage to the pto?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks

Advice - if you're gunna ask what engine rpms equates to 540 at the shaft, TELL US WHAT TRACTOR .

John deere made more than one
 

Oneill

Member
Livestock Farmer
Tractor will be fine - it will mess up your application rates though - and when the grass / crop grows you may get rips down the field in varying growth rates / depths of green - it may amuse your neighbours / colleagues. Don’t ask me how I know !
Lucky enough it’s only grazing ground won’t try crops just yet 😂
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Hi

new to this so any help would be much appreciated,

spreading fertiliser for the first time in a John Deere at 540e pto. What rpm will achieve 540e on the clock? Or how many rpm is good enough to run a spreader? First time spreading , running the tractor on 540e at about 1700rpm but at one stage the rpm reached 1800rpm and the warning light came on ( due to me pressing the acceleration going uphill) Does this mean that the there’s too much speed going to the pto shaft and to reduce rpm? Also when this light come on would it do damage to the pto?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks
You would only need it on 1500-1600 on 540 so probably 1200rpm would be fine 540e. You can pretty much listen to the spreader to hear the sweet spot for somewhere nr spreader speed, if it sounds like its vibrating and going to take off then the revs are too high!
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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