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#1 dlang94 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:04 PM

My uncle got this from someone and gave it to me. I cant see anything on the rototiller itself to give me a model or anything but the engine is a Briggs and Stratton 5hp that says sears on it. Everything moves freely so Im thinking of fixing it up. If anyone can point me the right direction on a model or anything it would be appreciated thanks.
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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:28 PM

The resident expert on these Rototillers (that's the brand) is Chuck Zuck, who participates here.

 

Hopefully, he will see your post.

 

Here is a link to his informative website:

 

http://www.zucksrototillers.com/

 

Your Rototiller is an ancestor of the Troy-Bilt tillers.


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 02:40 PM

That is a   "Rototiller" Brand, I know there were several different models of these looks like yours is missing the guards and original engine

 

 

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 05:04 PM

That one looks good, I'll have to look for parts I would like to have it with all the original stuff or at least the belt guard. I cleaned it off and got about half of it disassembled, came apart really easy.  



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Posted July 09, 2015 - 05:10 PM

These came with a bunch of attachments that ran off the front shaft, I think a Reel, Sickle , Air compressor and other things were available for these


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Posted August 06, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Looks like you have a later Model T.  According to my literature it did not have a belt guard.  If you go to my website Photo Album Model 2 & 3 page I explain how I think you can know when your tiller was made.

 

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 07:20 AM

These came with a bunch of attachments that ran off the front shaft, I think a Reel, Sickle , Air compressor and other things were available for these

Correction:  Attachments did not run off the front shaft.  That "shaft" was merely a mounting point for the attachments.  Those attachments were powered from the rear tiller shaft or the lower multi-grooved sheave.  I know there was an air compressor for the one-wheeled Home Gardener, but have not seen one listed in literature for this tiller.  They did offer a water pump that you could spray with.  Without the "Lightning Change Front" piece this tiller could not use those attachments.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 04:31 PM

After finding the brochure showing the Model T with no front, I found and bought one with the front at Rough & Tumble this week.  It is all there and appears to be all original.  Even has the Lightning Change Front with the Model T decal.  I never saw that before.

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 05:25 PM

Looks like you have a later Model T.  According to my literature it did not have a belt guard.  If you go to my website Photo Album Model 2 & 3 page I explain how I think you can know when your tiller was made.

 

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I had guessed the OP had a 133A. What are the differences?



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Posted August 16, 2015 - 10:54 PM

Porter Cable 133A is very similar to the Model 2.

 

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:44 PM

You guys are awsome !




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