I picked up an Allis Chalmers 610 with a tiller attacment a month or so ago.
It ran, but not well when I bought it. It would run, but would die if put under a load. I checked the fuel and it was cloudy gas with water and rust mixed in it. I used a different tank since the old one was rusted pretty bad. I drained the carb, ran some gas through it and tried again. Runs like a champ now. I tried it out the other day. When I dropped the tiller to the ground, the wheels on the mower tried to hold me back, but the tiller pushed me along. If I left the mower in neutral, and slowly and manually lowered the tiller to the ground it would break the soil. I did this small plot today in about an hour. I can buy veggies at the store for the amount of fuel I went through...just kidding. It was very slow progress though. I was hoping it would work better than it did. I had to run back and forth about 50 times. Not exaggerating. The ground was too wet and was pretty clumpy so I gave up for the day. Here is the other days progress.
I tried it again yesterday and it still pushed me around, but the ground was a lot drier. I left it in neutral and lowered the tiller slowly again. It turned the ground to powder once it broke the topsoil. I just can't imagine having to till the ground that slow. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I didn't take any pictures of today's progress. I'll try to add a picture later.
I'm happy with the end result, but it was a slow ride. I want to know if there is a way to hold back the tractor and let the tiller dig.
By the way, I have never made a garden before so don't fault me if this is normal and I just don't know it.
Thanks for any help.
While I have you, does anyone know what type of mower this is?
It has a 14 horse Kohler on it. Looks to be a greens mower for a golf course or something. Just another project. I don't have the decks. I was going to use the hydrualic pump to run stuff. All kinds of ideas. Log splitter, generator, pressure washer. I just need a few things to get the project going.