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#1 virginiacubfan OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Hi everyone I need some info on a JD tiller.  I am wondering how it attatches to the tractor? I cant find any info on it and to me it seems the only special parts is the rear integral lift.  If I dont have this could I improvise or fabricate something to attatch to the lift handle.  Thanks



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Is there a black plate mounted on the back of the hitch plate, that has an adjustment knob? Does the tiller itself have a bracket mounted to it that has two spring twist knobs that will fit the width of the tractors hitch plate?

 

Try and get us some pictures of what all you have, and we can tell you better what you need or don't need, and can help you better to understand the mounting method.


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Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:52 PM

I dont have the plate with the knob but the tiller does have the plate that is the width of the tractor with the spring loaded knobs.  It also has the mule drive for the front of the tractor.



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 03:52 AM

I dont have the plate with the knob but the tiller does have the plate that is the width of the tractor with the spring loaded knobs.  It also has the mule drive for the front of the tractor.

 

pardon guys, what's a "mule drive"?



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Posted May 10, 2013 - 04:09 AM

Mule Drive is a set of pulleys that allow the PTO to drive the attachment to the rear such as a tiller.

 

It is possible to rig a lift up but doesnt always work that well, when i got my tiller I did not have the lift kit and was able to rig one using a lift rod from a Craftsman.  It was too short so had to make and extension and "elbow"  to allow it to hook to lift rod on tiller.  It worked but was very difficult to raise, also had some clearance issues with the gas tank so I didnt use it any longer than I had too.

 

hope this helps!!


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 09:35 AM

I have a 216 with a tiller. Hope this pic helps. I bought the GT with tiller on. The 216 is only used for tilling so I have never had it off.

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#7 virginiacubfan OFFLINE  

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for the info...Steve thanks for the pics it definitely puts it into perspective how it works now.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be the owner of a tiller.  Thanks again everyone!


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#8 JohnDeere214 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 02:13 PM

virginiacubfan, i happened to find the lift rod(or most of it) the other day, if needed i can take a pic and measurements for ya.  just let me know

 

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