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#1 dff110 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 04:43 PM

I bought a Ford tiller (model # 59724) off of a Ford 100 from craigslist.  Put out some nice cash because I don't see them come around often.  I had planned to mount it on my 1970 Jacobsen Chief 1000.  Knowing that Jacobsen made the Ford tractors, I assumed it would fit.

 

That was during the winter, today I tried to mount the tiller and ran into a problem.  The gearbox on the tiller hits the left rear tire of the tractor.  All of the pictures I have seen show the tiller being to the outside of the tire.  Is this tiller not compatible with my tractor, do I need smaller tires, or am I just being stupid and missing something?

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 04:59 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! First of all, pics will be needed to see the issues. I just went through this with a Jacobsen 1450. Pics will help us see what you need to make it work. Check the link in my signature for help uploading the pics.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Welcome to GTT. Post pics and checkout our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:26 PM

Some pictures please. Noel
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Posted April 02, 2015 - 06:07 PM

What I found out wa the wheels I had on it would not let the tiller clear. It may be as simple as turning your tires/wheels around.


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 07:42 PM

What I found out wa the wheels I had on it would not let the tiller clear. It may be as simple as turning your tires/wheels around.

 

 

KennyP, you might just be a genious!  I'll check tomorrow to see if turning the wheels inside out will work.  If not, I'll get some pictures and get them up here.

 

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 03:31 AM

You can also adjust the wheel hub on the axle shaft

in or out II would think

They are adjustable on my 140


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 04:30 AM

You can also adjust the wheel hub on the axle shaft

in or out II would think

They are adjustable on my 140

As crusty as my hubs look, I'm a little leery of trying that right now.

 

The manual says to mount the tire in the narrow position (page 6, item 7. Mounting tiller to tractor)


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 08:21 AM

I had the manual on my computer and skimmed over it before I started. I missed that part somehow.

Not that I would have known what "mount the tires the narrow way" meant haha.

Tractors for you guys are chainsaws for me. I just like old Machinery.

Thanks for the help. I'll give an update tonight.

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I already had the adapted drive pulley mounted, so I didn't read that section. I've always followed the rule that instructions are only for when you can't figure it out. Guess I should have started at the beginning. Thanks again.

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 04:39 AM

I got the wheel turned around last night, and it worked like a charm.  The belt the seller gave me was too long, so luckly the belt from my snowblower attachment worked perfect.

 

On first start up, it was very noisy.   Broke out the grease gun and WD40, that quieted everything down except for the opposite drive end bearing.

 

The shaft around that bearing was getting so hot that it would smoke the WD.  I'm going to tear into that this morning.  Hoping that I can just rebuild and relube the bearing to get me through this season.  Does anyone know where I can get bearings for this unit?  I know the bearings for the snow blower attachments are impossible to find, and this looks very similar.

 

I know everyone loves pictures, so I snapped a few last night.   The old girl is in rough shape, but does the jobs I need!

 

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 05:56 AM

Glad you got it hooked up. Hope the bearing replacement can be found. Part # is 326891 for the bearing and 326896 for the locking collar. I can't tell for sure from the parts pic, but it looks like it may be real similar to the bearings on the later (72-83) PTO shaft. Just a different ID. Get some pics of it.



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Posted August 05, 2015 - 03:47 PM

That's a hefty looking tiller you got there. Be good to see some action shots of your GT.




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