So I explained that you till with your tines turning in the same direction you travel, and generally, that direction is forward. So he asked "Then why were most the tines put on to cut the other way?" I mentioned to him that the PO before me had the tiller apart, and he slid the tine holders all back on the opposite way, except the ones on the tiller extension bracket, which my friend had just switched around.
So I must ask the Case experts... why can you run the tiller wither way, but the tines only work one direction???
Now, the second part of the story...
When I had arrived I learned of an issue that he had while he was working the garden... and when he said it I was dumbfounded.. The spark plug... popped out!! Upon inspection we saw a crack in the head going out from one side of the spark plug hole. I never remember the crack, but I never remember the engine that hot, could hardly touch it... so... could he have overheated it running the tiller backwards and the tractor forwards??
So now we have to put a new head on the Case, he is fine with that though, he understands old equipment well, it breaks... lol. I am just glad he is a great friend. My only concern is that I may be working on this tractor forever!! Still!! lol
Edited by wvbuzzmaster, April 08, 2012 - 08:43 PM.