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#16 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Tomorrow I'll take pics of the tiller tines. The lift bar is notched where it bolts to the tiller to allow it to float the other end has something odd looking an I'm not sure if that was hooked up right or not either.
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Posted October 23, 2015 - 05:26 PM

I am starting to think the tines are backward. The floating absorbs some bounce and vibration. I wouldn't want to be without it on mine.
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Posted October 23, 2015 - 06:55 PM

Ya I don't mind the slack on the bracket it's designed to float a little

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Posted October 23, 2015 - 07:00 PM

Or since mine has the extension could that being on backwards make it hop even though it's only a 12"extension?

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Posted October 23, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Maybe. Noel

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Posted October 23, 2015 - 09:33 PM

Or since mine has the extension could that being on backwards make it hop even though it's only a 12"extension?


I think that could make a difference.

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Posted October 24, 2015 - 07:44 AM

I'll check it once I get up an moving

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Posted October 24, 2015 - 08:08 AM

I still say that the 'float' is the cause.

 

When the tines are rotating in the same direction as the wheels, the tiller will want to climb up the face of the cut.

 

I ran into that with my Bolens G10 the first time I tried using a tiller with it.

 

The lift linkage didn't have any 'float' built in and when I started my first pass, I just eased the tiller down let it dig to full depth.

 

Then, when I let out the clutch it moved forward a foot or so and the tiller climbed up the face of the cut until it was running on top of the ground, acting like wheels.

 

That also lifted the rear tires off the ground, and in order to get the tractor stopped before I ended up in Pittsburgh, I had to disengage the PTO :D :D :D

 

I quickly learned to make multiple passes starting with a shallow first pass, and then going a bit deeper on following passes until we were at the depth we wanted.


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Posted October 24, 2015 - 08:30 AM

I'm going to post pics of the lift arm the one on the JD has an odd mount for the lift point under the gt an I may have had that hooked up wrong I'm not sure.

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Posted October 24, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Well here's a shot of the look at the back of the tractor. Let me know if something is not right. uploadfromtaptalk1445702688441.jpg

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Posted October 24, 2015 - 11:14 AM

          It could be rotating backwards or have the tines mounted backwards.  Think like you're using a shovel, trying to dig into a hard packed surface (rotation same direction as rear tires) can be really hard, trying to dig into the side of a hole that's already dug (rotation opposite the rotation of the tires) is easy.  The same rotation as the tires is good in soil that is already broken and will try to climb out of the soil.  Rotation opposite the tires in loose soil is good because it's trying to dig deeper.  From your description  it would seem that the tines are rotating same as the tires.   

          Now , the tines could be mounted backwards so it's hitting the ground with the back (flat) side of the tines and bouncing while going forwards and digging like a hoe when going in reverse because the soil is soft. 


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Posted October 24, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Here's a shot of the mount for the lift
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Posted October 24, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Well here's a shot of the look at the back of the tractor. Let me know if something is not right. attachicon.gif20151024_115514.jpg

 

The last 2 gangs of blades on the left side in the pic are backwards to the rest.


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Posted October 24, 2015 - 01:16 PM

Thanks for the help I knew something was off just couldn't figure it out
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Posted October 24, 2015 - 02:38 PM

Here's a shot of the mount for the lift
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Sorry about this being upside down




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