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#1 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 12:19 AM

 I installed the tiller on my C160 for the first time a few days ago, and noticed a couple things. First with the tiller in the up position, the front end was very light. If I wasn't very careful releasing the clutch, it would wheelie, and drag the tiller on the ground, not to mention it didn't like turning, especially in loose dirt. So I re-purposed a set of weights off a junk JD F510 I have. Using an old damaged mule drive I had laying around, and modified it to carry the weights. They now just snap into the front tach a matic just like the mule drive does. Problem solved, now the front stays on the ground, and steers much better.

 Second thing is this tiller is somewhat heavy, and lifting it at the end of each row was getting old for my left arm! :bigrofl:  So, I ordered a lift assist spring from Glenn Pettit's Wheel Horse Restoration Parts. If you guys ever need anything for your Horses, I highly recommend him. He's a really nice guy with very fair prices. He can be found here.  http://www.wheelhors...toration-parts/

 

 

 I built the brackets for it from 1"x 1/4" steel strap. For the bracket on the tractor, I just welded an extra piece to the already existing bracket on the axle. For the tiller, I looked at an oe design, and made it similar. Just heated the strap with the torch for the bends, drilled the holes, and then welded the two together. This spring makes this tiller much lighter! My left arm thanks you Glenn!  :thumbs:  Here are a few pics.

 I don't know how my whole last paragraph ended up as a link to Glenn's place, but somehow I made a boo boo. :hitting_self_roller:  

 

Matt

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 01:07 AM

Gutsy move, posting gardening pictures. :smilewink:

You know, 95% of the continent is in this Polar Vortex thing.

I hope you're ready to receive company, because I bet there are a

whole bunch of guys here, chompin at the bit to do what you're doing

there. :smilewink:  Lucky devil, you. :thumbs:

Oh, nice setup on the WH.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 01:42 AM

Just to be clear, this picture was taken 4 months ago... right?

 

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 01:51 AM

Just to be clear, this picture was taken 4 months ago... right?

 

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No no, it's in the opening line. He's tilling right now.

Heck, it'll be 4 mths before the frost is out of the ground

elsewhere. :mad2:  :smilewink:  :smilewink: :poke:  :smilewink:  


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Nice Horse!


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Honestly, it may be time to hand out a point or two. Gardening pics in January..........talk about cruel and unusual punishment.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Gutsy move, posting gardening pictures. :smilewink:

You know, 95% of the continent is in this Polar Vortex thing.

I hope you're ready to receive company, because I bet there are a

whole bunch of guys here, chompin at the bit to do what you're doing

there. :smilewink:  Lucky devil, you. :thumbs:

Oh, nice setup on the WH.

 Sorry Will, but I am in that 5% that hasn't any temperatures below 34 this year. Most of our days for the last 2 weeks have been in the 70's untill yesterday, which was in the 50's. If you guys are coming down to visit, make sure, and bring your gardening equipment, and most importantly your mowing decks, as the grass has been growing like crazy! :D

 

Just to be clear, this picture was taken 4 months ago... right?

 

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 Nope, those pics are from 2 days ago. Actually, we ate broccoli, lettuce, tomato, and corn  at dinner last night, all of which came out of that garden. :thumbs:

 

Nice Horse!

 Thanks!

 

Honestly, it may be time to hand out a point or two. Gardening pics in January..........talk about cruel and unusual punishment.

 Honestly, I get the feeling I'm about to get kicked out of here.  :bigrofl:  Sorry guys, I wasn't trying to torture anyone.

 

Matt


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 08:49 AM

So you are tilling your garden NOW.  Just rub it in okay. 

     I had considered retiring to Costa Rica in  Central America so I could raise tomatoes year round.  I've had enough of the cold weather year. It must be that I am getting older and can't take it or my patience is running out.


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Posted February 26, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Asheville, North Carolina?
And your complaining about the cold?

I think maybe you are getting old!
I'm hoping it be above zero in the morning.
Maybe above freezing next week!
Maybe in another month the snow will melt!
But, I'm not complaining!
I'm sure a lot of people are colder than me!
I live on top of a hill. So at least I'm not worrying about ice dams and flooding!

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 09:32 PM

 Sorry guys. I wasn't trying to hit a nerve with my gardening pics. If I wanted to do that, I would tell you we just planted the spring garden 2 days ago. OOOPS, did I just say that?  :bigrofl:  I can laugh it up right now, but our summers are extremely hot, and dry, so its next to impossible to grow anything during that time.  :hitting_self_roller:

 

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Posted February 26, 2014 - 09:38 PM

You can be forgiven if, come July, You post how its 120 in the shade and something you really liked just spontaneously combusted!
I think we'd all feel better! LOL

Joe
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Posted February 26, 2014 - 10:49 PM

You can be forgiven if, come July, You post how its 120 in the shade and something you really liked just spontaneously combusted!
I think we'd all feel better! LOL

Joe

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:   Will do Joe. :thumbs:

 

Matt


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