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#1 SearsYellow OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:48 PM

I am not sure if Sears made a tiller for the tractors back in the day but I am picking up a 3 point tiller tomorrow.


Is it even possible to lift a tiller with a manual lift?



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:55 PM

I have one and it's reasonably easy to lift.



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Good luck!

 

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Is it even possible to lift a tiller with a manual lift?

 

Sure it is,  just tie 2,700 average sized helium filled baloons to the tiller.   :poke:



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Good luck with it , should do a good job



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:26 PM

The tiller probably weighs less then 200lbs.  It has a Tecumseh engine on it (an Onan or Kohler twin would be an issue).

 

It didn't seem to be more than about 10 to 20 lbs of force.

Definitely a lot heavier than the blade - but the blade doesn't do as good a job in the garden ;)



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:52 AM

That would be a cool attachment to have.  I would try and use it with your manual lift hitch, but keep my eyes open for a electric lift hitch. 



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:08 AM

That would be a cool attachment to have. I would try and use it with your manual lift hitch, but keep my eyes open for a electric lift hitch.
I've kept my eyes opened for a electric lift for a while. Those things are tooooooo expensive!! They go for 300-500 dollars. I'm thinking about engineering one. Ill have to go look in the manuals to see if I can find a draw up.

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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:14 AM

One thing to keep in mind is the size of the tiller.

They made several models, and a couple of widths... Obviously, wider=heavier.

Mine is a narrow one, does a good job tho and I wouldn't call it overly heavy back there.

If yours is the heavy one, you might look into the fact that they made different (shorter) arms for some tillers.

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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:26 PM

ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367191450.873330.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367191468.814549.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367191481.251242.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367191492.412816.jpg 29" cut . Not sure of the hp due to the tank sitting on top of the numbers.
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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Does it run/work?  That looks like the same model I have - has a 6hp Tecumseh.

 

My son used ours today to prepare the pumpkin patch.  Only took a few minutes.



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Runs and works.
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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Nice find. It does look like the std 6 hp tiller engine. Good looking unit. You should have no problem lifting it.

A couple of things:
do not leave that carb uncovered outside. Not even once... Because Murphy says it will rain if you do and that style bowl seems to be a magnet for water.

Verify the tiller bolts are all there and tight (see this thread: http://gardentractor...ed/#entry153793)

The 6 hp engines were sometimes made without any governor internals. I have seen two and I know one had never been opened. Always baffled me why they would do it, but in any case, just don't over rev it.
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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Since those wheels act as guages to keep it from burrying itself anyway they ride on the ground.  You can hook the tiller so it lifts the front only and lowers it to till.  I think you leave the centerlink off but I don't remember for sure.  I saw someone do this without the tiller running.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:12 AM

I saw someone do this without the tiller running.

I think it might be a good idea to shut it down if you transport it that way, the oil may not be where you want it when it's tipped like that.






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