Posted March 28, 2016 - 01:51 AM
Manual lift tillers are crappy. I had a 1970s Gilson S series gear drive with manual lift tiller. I was around 20 years old at the time. After major pinching of a nerve in my back the first year of lifting the tiller at the end of each row... I quickly figured out that it is possible to turn the tractor with the tiller IN the ground. No regrets on that decision, much easier. Never have I had any other implement lift unassisted ever since. I don't let anyone get to me about being "weak", a "wimp", or any other choice phrases. I figure they will learn the hard way one day. And for those wondering, yes that exact nerve I pinched that day still hurts every now and again, reminding me I was only issued one back, dont screw it up any more.
PS: Must love the "dont want to sell price" as it sometimes backfires and oh wait, money lol. Youll get another tractor together quick enough. Dont worry, you arent the only one of us that will be pushing the nights before to be ready.
olcowhand and CRFarnsworth have said thanks