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Posted February 05, 2016 - 01:57 PM

I picked this up at an engine show last year for $100 because it had no spark after they changed the points and coil.  They gave up and left the engine half apart with no cover on it and the carb filled with water.  And the best part was it came with a factory snow plow.  Put a new carb on it and retimed the coil and it fired right up.  Used it to till my garden last year and finally got around to putting the plow on and gave it a try with the snow we just got.  Works great until you get a big pile of snow in front of it then it wants to ride up over it.  Need to get a set of chains and probably put a little weight on the front and it should work a lot better.  Going to use it at work to clean up around the doors and walks after storms.                  Stewart

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 07:46 PM

sweet. I never seen a rototiller with a plow



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 07:51 PM

Neat picture. I have seen the plows advertised, but never an action shot. I always wondered how well it would work.
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Posted February 05, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Thanks.  This is the only one I've ever seen complete myself other than pictures in the owners manual.  Have a customer at work that has the same tiller that his dad bought new and it has the frame on it.  Don't know if he has the plow as well or just got the frame to use as a bumper.  Works pretty good with the heavy wet stuff we got today but it probably would have worked better if I used it before the storm stopped and there was only a few inches instead of the 7 or so we had.  It'll probably go right through light powder without a problem.  The only thing i don't like about it is that the shoes are non adjustable and the scraping edge is welded on.  If I decide to use it a lot I'll probably go to one of the local metal shops and have them roll me a new blade and make the shoes adjustable and the edge replaceable plus maybe make it a few inches wider so I can run the dual wheel 4.80x8 setup off my Gravely or get wider rims and put 16-6.50x8 tires on it.  The 4.80x8 ags it has now like to dig right into the snow and soft ground and just spin.                    Stewart


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 10:33 PM

can u angle the blade or does it just push straight?

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 10:53 AM

The blade angles. It has 5 positions
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Posted February 06, 2016 - 11:24 AM

I picked up a bunch of miscellaneous tractor stuff years ago. There was one of those plows in the pile. I recognized what it was and put it aside. When I thought about using it on my 8hp Troybilt, I was concerned about the tines spining and decided not to use it. I keep it as part of the Horse set. Using it for the walk is an interesting idea. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 06, 2016 - 02:00 PM

I had the same concerns about the tines.  The owners manual says to take the tines off when using the plow so you can have more clearance to pick the blade up to get over curbs.  Mine came right off.  Had to use the impact wrench and a 3/4 socket and the nut and stud spun right out and a couple taps with a hammer knocked the tines off.  It's a short tapered shaft with a key so there's not much sticking out to get caught.  I'll try to get a few more pics up in the next day or so.  Still trying to clean up from the storm.         Stewart


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 03:32 PM

I picked this up at an engine show last year for $100 because it had no spark after they changed the points and coil.  They gave up and left the engine half apart with no cover on it and the carb filled with water.  And the best part was it came with a factory snow plow.  Put a new carb on it and retimed the coil and it fired right up.  Used it to till my garden last year and finally got around to putting the plow on and gave it a try with the snow we just got.  Works great until you get a big pile of snow in front of it then it wants to ride up over it.  Need to get a set of chains and probably put a little weight on the front and it should work a lot better.  Going to use it at work to clean up around the doors and walks after storms.                  Stewart

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There is one for sale in my area now.  http://newlondon.cra...5427424547.html


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 04:27 PM

Wow $200 for just the blade.  Guess I got a heck of a deal, and I didn't even try to haggle I just gave the guy what he wanted for it because I knew I could get a lot more for it running if I decided to sell it 


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 05:04 PM

Wow $200 for just the blade.  Guess I got a heck of a deal, and I didn't even try to haggle I just gave the guy what he wanted for it because I knew I could get a lot more for it running if I decided to sell it 

There is alot of value to that little saying "getting it running". Our shade tree mechanic skills can turn trash into a treasure. It is becoming uncommon for the kids to learn wrenching. Good Luck, Rick

 

I wouldn't think that its worth more than $50 at most.


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Posted February 11, 2016 - 08:45 AM

I've got one too with factory dozer balde, used it quite a bit at my parents ( since it was Dad's) before I moved my tractors there.

It worked pretty well, never worried about tines too much, I wore steel toes boots just in case.

I even a couple times used the tines to break up ice on the gravel drive, probably not the best for the tiller, but it did work.

It was nice for the narrow areas since blade was only 30".

 

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2016 - 02:14 PM

Here's some more pics of the plow.

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Posted February 20, 2016 - 02:54 AM

nice old unit , good to see it in use , what size tars on it ?



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Posted February 20, 2016 - 01:27 PM

The tires are 4.80x8






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