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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 08:47 PM

My girlfriend bought a rototiller brand tiller at a swap meet. Its a model 3. Got it running and tilled with it. I noticed that the tines never stop if the machine is engaged. So if its going forward the tines are always on. I thought that was odd. And something else I noticed it doesn't have reverse.  Picture not hers but just like it.  It also came with a front mounted sickle mower. Thought that was unusual.

 

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Most tillers tines are engagued as soon as the wheels are turning as they are connected to the same drive line.... Very common on most tillers


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 03:24 PM

In later years, Rototiller did offer a reverse and a clutch for the tines.  I have never seen the reverse other than in literature that I have.  I have seen two of the tillers with the tine clutch.  Even the earlier Troy-Bilts (at least up to the 80's) did not have a tine clutch.  When you engages the wheel drive the tines turned.  You can run the tines without the wheel drive, but cannot run the wheel drive without the tines turning.  



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 05:02 PM

I thought that the Frazer was the original Rototiller? It was very different than that.



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 06:58 PM

You can read the Rototiller story at the link below.

Rototiller Story


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