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Posted June 17, 2010 - 04:16 PM

I have a 36" tiller on my LGT100........there are 3 chains in the gearbox....one of them jumped off the sprocket...Took it apart and put it back on, but it seems real loose........Question is, is there an adjustment for this?....I don't think I can go with a 1/2 chain link, because it will likely be too tight....I think. I put it back together, but you can tell something is loose in there......

Pretty sure its model #9734....according to the parts list in the manual.

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 08:08 PM

I think I'd just put all new heavy duty chains in there, just to be sure.

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 08:24 PM

I think I'd just put all new heavy duty chains in there, just to be sure.


Yep, just a small amount of wear on each link can make a lot of slop

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Posted June 18, 2010 - 04:49 AM

Yep, just a small amount of wear on each link can make a lot of slop


Yes it certainly can.I think I would go with Daniel's advice.

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Posted June 18, 2010 - 07:11 AM

I understand that it will likely need a new chain.........but I figure that there must be some sort of adjustment mechanism in there....I cant see the chain stretching that much.......I should have looked better when I had it apart.......No one seems to know, even on the "big" board......no replies there.....I also asked on the Yahoo Ford/Jacobsen site....nothing back.........I guess i am taking it apart again to have a good look. Thanks anyways guys.

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Posted June 18, 2010 - 07:17 AM

I understand that it will likely need a new chain.........but I figure that there must be some sort of adjustment mechanism in there....I cant see the chain stretching that much.......I should have looked better when I had it apart.......No one seems to know, even on the "big" board......no replies there.....I also asked on the Yahoo Ford/Jacobsen site....nothing back.........I guess i am taking it apart again to have a good look. Thanks anyways guys.


Since you are having problems with this please just remove it from your tractor and I will come and take this headache off your hands.:rofl2:

also remove that troublesome rear PTO and I will help you with that as well.

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Posted June 18, 2010 - 04:16 PM

Since you are having problems with this please just remove it from your tractor and I will come and take this headache off your hands.:rofl2:

also remove that troublesome rear PTO and I will help you with that as well.


Yeah...good luck with that....lol

Took it apart today....again. There is no way to adjust the sprockets on these things......I think the bottom sprocket bearings have moved slightly....The bolt holes are elongated a bit.....I put a new chain on, bought the good chain, $30 for 30 inches, #50 chain......it took about 1/2 the slop out of it.......will have to do for now......Fixing those bearing holes will be a winter project I guess.

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Posted June 19, 2010 - 07:31 AM

Looking at the picture of your tiller, it reminds me of the 36" tiller that was used on the Simplicity LGTs see what you think and maybe a parts diagram and see if it resembles the Ford's ??? Larry

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Posted June 19, 2010 - 10:42 AM

I have a Ford manual and parts diagram....doesn't show any adjustments......I guess the chain just has to be changed once in a while.....Probably is the original chain.......35 years later. I probably won't have to worry too much about wearing out this one....in 35 years I will be 92.....lol

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Posted June 19, 2010 - 11:13 AM

I probably won't have to worry too much about wearing out this one....in 35 years I will be 92.....lol



Well, I hope you DO wear that one out! We should all be so fortunate to be tilling past 91! :smile1:




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