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#1 dropped82 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Finally after searching for the right deal, I picked up a Model 31 tiller. The deal was sweet. The tiller is in great shape. Came with the mule drive. All the bearings feel good. I can't wait till spring so I can use. I may put it on tonight. I have a 112 that just became the primary tilling machine.

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Can anyone tell me what this little thing is for. This is my first GT tiller attachment.

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Well I guess I can put my old Lawn Chief front tine up for sale. That thing has seen a ton of use and still keeps going.

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:15 PM

looks good.  I bet it'll do what you need.  Can't wait to see a video of it in use


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Looks like a nice attachment, hopefully it will serve you for many years to come.


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Happy for you.   Don't have a clue what the thingamabob is for.  Unless it attaches to the watcha ma call it. But i'm sure somebody here will know.   Rick


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:25 PM

My only question is what to do with the disc I got a couple months back. I will still use my Brinly plow with plow days and in the fall to turn the garden under but not sure what to do with the disc since it was my "tiller" after plowing. I picked this tiller up for just under 1/3 the average price around here. Now if only I can do this kind of dealing on a JD 400 I will be content (at least for a little while). Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Dropped,

 

The part you are asking about, is a cultivator shovel, and it attaches to the underside of the main beam piece that runs from the hitch mounting bracket to the tiller. This is used to break up the ground when tilling in hard ground. There should be two holes in the cultivator shovel and two or three holes in the main beam piece. Most of time these cultivating shovels get removed and then misplaced, so whatever you do, do not lose it. I usually tie-wire mine to the back of the tractor or to the top of the tiller so it don't get separated from the tiller.

 

Congrats on the purchase. Looks to be very complete and in very decent shape!


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Troy , would that piece be mounted in line where the chain sprocket  runs in the untilled path ? I don't know what the underneath of the tiller looks like but you got me thinking I need one now too , lol Al


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Most of time these cultivating shovels get removed and then misplaced, so whatever you do, do lose it.


By that statement, should I take it to the back of my lot and throw in the woods lol! I still need to hunt for the manual to help explain things with it more. Thanks everyone!!

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Posted February 02, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Nice find.  My newly acquired 314 has the lift rod but the tiller is long gone.


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Al,

 

If you look at the 2nd picture, showing the front of the tiller, you see the chain sprocket, or chain drive, coming towards the front of the tiller. Just to the right of the chain drive, is the main beam that attaches the tiller to the mounting bracket that snaps onto the back of the tractor. On this main beam, you can see the holes to where the cultivator shovel mounts to. But yes, the cultivator also acts to break up the ground between the tines.


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 07:25 PM

By that statement, should I take it to the back of my lot and throw in the woods lol! I still need to hunt for the manual to help explain things with it more. Thanks everyone!! Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2

 

Sorry Eric, I was saying more than I was typing. I corrected the error.


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 08:56 PM

I guess I can forgive you. Although now I need a metal detector lol. Would the lift rod on the tiller work for a sleeve hitch also? Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2
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Posted February 02, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Very nice tiller! I think the 2 lift rods are slightly different. I seem to remember a previous thread where the 2 were compared. 


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Posted February 02, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Would the lift rod on the tiller work for a sleeve hitch also? Eric Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk 2

 

As far as I know, they are two different lengths. When you say the sleeve hitch, I'm assuming you are referring to the lift rod that connects between the back of the tractor and the hitch itself? If this is the one your asking about, that lift rod is a fixed length piece, whereas the piece required for the tiller is an adjustable rod. You might be able to shorten the tiller lift rod enough to use it for your hitch, but if memory serves me correctly, you will run out of threads before you get to the needed length. If you are needing the fixed length lift rod for the hitch, you'll want to know that the short lift rod required for the snowthrower, is the same piece of rod. Sometimes on ebay you will find them listed as snowthrower lift rods, but not too many people realize that they are the same piece as used on the hitch.


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Posted February 03, 2013 - 01:52 AM

Hi dropped82. I would keep your tiller to go down your rows if you plant wide enough. I can take my outside tines off if needed to cultivate. :wave:


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