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attach bolens tubeframe tiller to MTD 960

rototiller model 18315 194-966a 1253

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#1 ktznz OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Since MTD model 194-966A rotary tiller for gear driven MTDs are so scarce, has anyone ever attached a Bolens tube frame tiller to a 960? Either a 22" or 33"? The basic architecture is the same, i.e., driveshaft driven.

 


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Posted February 26, 2016 - 07:54 PM

Not having owned either, I'd say it's worth the effort! Can you make it happen?



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Posted February 26, 2016 - 09:01 PM

Should work If you have a spare deck driveshaft that you can cut up and are able to attach it to the tiller driveshaft.

 

Here's why.PTO ends are diferent.I seen a couple people convert Bolens attachments to work on a 960 and 990.Engine rotation and PTO rotation are the same.

 

MTD has a Square PTO

 

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Bolens has a Splined PTO

 

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 09:26 PM

I put a Massey tiller on a tube frame once.  Fit like it was made for it.



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Posted February 28, 2016 - 09:59 PM

Not having owned either, I'd say it's worth the effort! Can you make it happen?

Not yet! Have the 960 and sample square shaft for the 960. Still need tiller and conversion parts. Thannks.







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