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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 02:10 PM

I got to it this afternoon and got the garage reversed.  The lawn mower and tiller up front and the snow blower and such to the back.  In between I straightened, swept and got rid of some junk.  It took only two pulls to get the LCT engine going on the Craftsman 900 series tiller.

 

It ran well and it tilled nicely.  I tilled in the garden in the Fall.  Today, Fall leaves and some mulch from my hopper were tilled in.  If it looks a lot like last years tilling, it hasn't really changed.  I have a limited area to grow the garden.  I just finished and I'm posting this  before going out and taking the winter tires off and putting on the all seasons on the SUV.

 

Here is the tiller:  Craftsman 900 series with LCT engine.

 

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Here is the job it did.  I made two passes, both in reverse tine mode:

 

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Here is a short video.  The engine surges.  From what I gather from others on the internet, that's what it does when it's working under a load.  It worked fine today.

 


Edited by daytime dave, April 29, 2013 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 04:56 PM

what you going to plant in that nice garden?


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:13 PM

Nice to see some soil turning over Dave. I have limited space as well. I'm going to try getting my Troy Bilt junior tiller out this week and do a few minor repairs on it then I should be ready to till as well. Too early to plant here yet! Another 3 weeks at least. 


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 06:52 PM

Lookin good Dave..

Tilled up nice.  It's a bit early in my neck of the woods yet to plant a garden but I believe it could be tilled now.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Glad you got it all ready to plant. A question on the garage reversal! Did you just lift it up and turn it(the garage) around? LOL


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I've got to find a good source for leaves.  That soil looks GREAT!  Looks like the tiller works Great too!

Thanks for sharing that.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:44 PM

Glad you got it all ready to plant. A question on the garage reversal! Did you just lift it up and turn it(the garage) around? LOL

 

I wish it was that easy Kenny!  Everything comes out, gets started, gets some seafoam and goes back in with a different order.  That takes a while.  I have to organize a bit too, so it looks less like a hoarder lives there.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Dave your soil looks like "potting" soil !  Will it get planted as is or do you do any hilling ?


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Dave your soil looks like "potting" soil !  Will it get planted as is or do you do any hilling ?

 

No, I pretty much take a hoe and make a line and plant the seeds.  If I have already started plants, I will just use a trowel.  

 

I took out a lot of roots today.  It is almost like the Troybilt commercial type soil.  Anyone remember the Troybilt tillers commercials where they just churned up the soil, nary a rock or root to be found?  Kind of like the Mantis commercials of today.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:00 PM

That came out really nice!!! I like the look of a freshly tilled garden. Your carb. may need a bit of adjusting and/or a good cleaning.

Sounds like it may be running a tad lean.


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