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#1 virginiacubfan OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 08:49 PM

A few months back I posted a topic about how the tiller attatches to the tractor on the 200 series.  Well I finally found a tiller within 100 miles of central VA so I now am the proud owner of a model 31 tiller with both extensions.  The only downfall was my tractors did not have the rear lift and after searching EBAY and seeing what they were bringing I put my elementary fabricating skills to work.  I didn't want to pay at least 150.00 for one so 20.00 in steel this is what I came up with.  It doesn't have the stop adjustment, but it works great!  Let me know what y'all think.

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Looking good. I'm like you, if i can get the measurements and type of material i make everything i can. :thumbs:


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:48 PM

I like it
I wish I would have thought about it like you did
it should work okay, but it does not have the height adjustment stop

did you weld the plate to the bolt?
and is the nut also welded the the support plate?
something there needs to pivot for the lifting or lowering the tiller or plow, etc.

just thinking about how to make a height adjustment stop

you can use a 1/4" plate and bend it say 30 to 45 degrees (have to test and check it) and have a adjustment bolt so the the pivot plate stops on the bolt head with a nut on both sides of the plate - there is your height adjustment stop
now I how make up some plans
simple and cheap
I like it

Edited by lyall, June 10, 2013 - 11:49 PM.

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#4 virginiacubfan OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:56 AM

I like it
I wish I would have thought about it like you did
it should work okay, but it does not have the height adjustment stop

did you weld the plate to the bolt?
and is the nut also welded the the support plate?
something there needs to pivot for the lifting or lowering the tiller or plow, etc.

just thinking about how to make a height adjustment stop

you can use a 1/4" plate and bend it say 30 to 45 degrees (have to test and check it) and have a adjustment bolt so the the pivot plate stops on the bolt head with a nut on both sides of the plate - there is your height adjustment stop
now I how make up some plans
simple and cheap
I like it

The pivot is welded to the tubing that the 5/8 goes through.  I didn't weld the bolt to to the pivot so I would be able to remove it if I ever needed to replace the bolt.  I had though about making it with the stop on it, but I am not to concerned about depth at the moment, but I might in the future either make another one for my other 212 or modify this one. 

 

I like your idea about bending some plate and having the adjustment bolt.


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