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#1 greenb69 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 10:23 AM

I have a 5 horse briggs gear reduction motor that has been sitting on the shelf. First question is, can I remove the gear reduction and use it as a straight shaft. Second, would it be enough to run a 36 inch tiller made to run off the back of a gt. This is the tiller I am wanting to use it on.
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Posted April 18, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Most likely, a crankshaft change would be needed.

 

Most of the B&S gear reduction engines had a short crankshaft with gear teeth machined into the end of the crank.


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Posted April 18, 2016 - 12:37 PM

5hp for a 3' tiller gets a "doubtful" vote from me unless it is recently tilled with a heavier duty unit, especially if it's clay soil.

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 01:37 PM

Thanks to you both. I kind of figured it would be a reach. I will either find a larger engine or hook up the pto shaft on my powerking.

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Posted April 18, 2016 - 01:53 PM

most self-powered pull behind tillers are 36" and run a 8 hp on them






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