'88 2850 shuttle shift PTO engagement procedure?

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davedj1

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As some of you know I just picked up an older L2850, as near as I can figure by the serial # it looks to be a '88.
Anyway, to be blunt, I am not that experienced in tractor operations, I had a Massey Ferguson 1540 but the PTO on that was a button (electric).
Someone here linked me to the owners manual but it's not clear on the shuttle tractors. Apparently there is some difference between tractors equipped with gear shift and the shuttle shift. Another klinker is that it was available with both a two stage clutch and a single stage clutch.
My question is, do I have to use the clutch to engage/disengage the PTO. I am only using it to power my logging winch at the moment which has a free wheel so no load when engaging like a brush hog or something else.
As always, many thanks,
Dave
 
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Just got a Massey Ferguson 1540 from my wife. My first tractor, second wife and love them. Can anyone hook me up with a user's/owners manual? Really need to know what I'm doing. Thanks!
 
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Just got a Massey Ferguson 1540 from my wife. My first tractor, second wife and love them. Can anyone hook me up with a user's/owners manual? Really need to know what I'm doing. Thanks!

Probably someone can, but you posted this on the Kubota Forum. You will get better response if you move it or repost to the Massey Ferguson Forum.
 
   / '88 2850 shuttle shift PTO engagement procedure? #4  
When engaging the PTO, with the engine at idle depress the clutch. Engage the PTO. Release the clutch. Bring the engine up to PTO speed. Always depress the clutch before disengaging PTO.
 
 
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