PTO RPM Fluctuations

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by PJM41, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. PJM41

    PJM41 Bobtail Member

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    Looking for some thoughts on whether this is normal or not.
    While running PTO at idle to blow off cement powder from a pneumatic tanker, my truck’s RPM fluctuates 10-15 rpm every 10 or so seconds. It both increases or decreases 10+ RPM from its setting of 1050rpm for a blip then settles back at 1050.
    It is obviously very slight, but you can notice the surging. I don’t believe my previous truck and blower did this
     
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  3. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    Does it do the same without the PTO kicked in? Do something to load the engine some more, such as, engine fan on, A/C on, or turn the steering wheel to one side and hold it there.

    What truck and engine?
     
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