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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 05:03 PM

To getting the tiller AND the PTO mounted/connected on a tube frame?

I can get one, or I can get the other...but getting them both at the same time has eluded me.

Is there a trick, or is it a matter or holding your mouth just right whilst muttering the proper incantations?

OH, and does beer help?

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 05:24 PM

It's all in how ya hold your mouth as you said. You have been fishing before, right? LOL I hear running naked (after the beer) through main street at noon does wonders, but I don't need any tractor parts that bad! LOL Mostly....sheer luck!

Edited to add: As you can tell, I have no experience with these tillers at all, but with your sense of humor, I had to add the above.

Edited by olcowhand, May 24, 2011 - 06:53 PM.

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 05:36 PM

Now I'll know how to do this if I ever get a Bolens.

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Posted May 24, 2011 - 06:41 PM

You can get the tiller roughly positioned and turn the driveshaft to move it forward and match the u joint up with the pto shaft. Keep spinning until the hole lines up in the pto shaft and u joint and put a pin through. Then move to the back of the tractor and with some wiggling and the right combination of words that are not suitable for a family friendly forum, it will mount right up. This is the easiest way I have found to do it.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 01:59 AM

Here's the secret... place a low furniture dolly platform under your tiller to assist with the PTO hook-up. With the dolly under the tiller, you can easily move it forward or backwards as needed to connect the tiller's u-joint to the PTO shaft. Greasing the shaft and u-joint helps too. When you take the tiller off the tractor, just lower it back onto the dolly platform, unhook the tiller pins and then slide the tiller backwards to drop the drive shaft off the PTO. With the rolling dolly platform under the tiller you can now easily move it around your garage or shop to store it out of the way.:beerchug:

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 05:27 AM

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 01:11 PM

Easily - in minutes.


:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

Of course, I was in semi tall grass, and the ground was/is wet, and I was also fighting off Skeeters the size of 747's.

I do like that furniture dolly idea though. I'll see if I can ick up a couple of cheap ones.

Ihave a feeling that the Snow Caster isn't going to be any easier.

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 01:55 PM

Old Buzzrd, why didn't you say so. Of course if your outside, in tall grass, fighting mosquitos, you would naturally use the "Outdoor furniture" dolly with optional can of deet spray.:bounce:

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Posted May 25, 2011 - 06:54 PM

With the size, and ferocity of those skeeters, Deet would have been worthless, and would only have given them something to home in on.

A Bofors Quad 40mm would have been a much better option.

Edited by OldBuzzard, May 25, 2011 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted May 25, 2011 - 09:38 PM

Years ago, I put dads Massey tiller from his 12G on the back of my Bolens G14. It hooked right up but ran backwards so I had to take the Bolo tines off and swap sides. That is totally irrelevant to this thread, but this dilemma made me think of it.

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