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#1 kubotakid OFFLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:46 PM

I bought this Airens tiller at auction I think its a trans a matic, Its a monster, 500 lbs or so, has the wisconsin 2 cylinder engine, Does anyone know anyone that would know anything about these, all it needs is tires, old ones are rotted, Eric


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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:03 PM

Never saw one of those !!! How many HP would that engine be ? Al

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:05 PM

Never saw one of those !!! How many HP would that engine be ? Al


That engine would be rated at around 18 1/2HP, but that number is misleading. Those engines are true torque monsters! Never seen an Ariens tiller like this beast!
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:20 PM

Now that is something I haven't seen before. That thing is a beast. Nice find.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Kewell! Looks a lot like my Howard Rotovator. I wonder which one copied the other?
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Posted December 12, 2011 - 05:14 AM

I can't say that I have even seen either of those before.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 06:04 AM

Those are some neat machines

Never seen anything like that before!

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 08:31 AM

That does look like a monster. Get some pics when you put it to work. Bet you do some serious tilling with that!

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 11:12 AM

That is a big one! How wide is it?

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 09:21 PM

That is one right nasty beast of a tiller! I've never seen one anything like it before! I think that one will require video when you get it up and running!

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 10:20 PM

Ariens started making those in the 30s the "deluxe" model has the 4 cyl wiscon

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 10:44 PM

Thanks Mike, I had never seen one of those. You ran that all day, you would know you had done something.

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Posted December 12, 2011 - 11:51 PM

That is a pretty cool machine. I have never seen tillers that large either. Keep us updated on that one please.

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 11:29 AM

My shoulders and arms are sore just looking at that beast!

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 03:50 PM

Wow!! What a beast of a machine. I have seen a fair amount of older Ariens tillers, but nothing even near that large in size or engine. I hope you get it up and running ok. You mentioned the tires were rotted? They don't look bad in pics, but i guess pics can be deceiving. If they are badly weather checked i would just toss in some tubes and hope they hold together a few seasons.




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