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#1 Mike125s OFFLINE  

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Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:50 AM

Hi guys !

 

I am usually on the ford/Jac tractor forum but I recently picked up a roto spader.  The   tines will engage only when they are out of the dirt.  They will then turn when engaging the dirt.  It seems as though they should turn starting with the tines on the ground.  Seems a little weak??  Any ideas?? I do not have a parts schematic or a manual??  Thanks much!! ( ps tecumseh engine, 3-5 hp and gear drive) Picture to follow. 1976 model I think

 

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sears roto spader


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:59 AM

Hi guys !

 

I am usually on the ford/Jac tractor forum but I recently picked up a roto spader.  The   tines will engage only when they are out of the dirt.  They will then turn when engaging the dirt.  It seems as though they should turn starting with the tines on the ground.  Seems a little weak??  Any ideas?? I do not have a parts schematic or a manual??  Thanks much!! ( ps tecumseh engine, 3-5 hp and gear drive) Picture to follow. 1976 model I think

 

Mike

Genoa,IL

66 jacobsen  chief 1000

sears roto spader

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Posted May 19, 2015 - 10:21 AM

I haven't found anything on this. The 785 is an Atlas/General Power product. Your pic link isn't working!


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 10:24 AM

Mike, I also have trouble with the pic,
Try this link for help:
http://gardentractor...file-uploading/

If you still have trouble, let us know.


As for it not turning, is it belt slippage? If so, the tightener a are adjustable on most rotospaders.
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 05:05 PM

I was trying to go apple to windows. try this. thx guys!!

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Posted May 19, 2015 - 07:20 PM

some of the ose tiller used a cone clutch under the motor, if so I would guess that where the trouble is.


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:47 PM

some of the ose tiller used a cone clutch under the motor, if so I would guess that where the trouble is.


Is that clutch adjustable?? I will separate the motor from the gearbox next. thank you

mike
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Posted May 20, 2015 - 05:10 PM

not sure how that adjusting works, never had to adjust one of mine, but then again they are the older type units than yours.


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