I installed my #2 tiller on my 1811 tonight. This is the first time that I've installed this tiller. The tiller attached to the 3 point lift using a special bracket that came with the tiller. Here's how it installed.
I first hooked the gearbox plate to the lower attachment rods bolted to the hitch plate (see blue circle).
Next, I attached the lifting handle to the center link hole and installed the pins for the lifting arms.
Attached the idler pulley assembly to the front of the tractor. The lever on the left gets pushed in (It's notched). This reduces spring tension on the pulley so you can easily get the belt on.
Installed the belt on the rear gearbox and back to the front pto. On the 1811, the grill is held in place by long spring. Just pull on the grill and you have instant access to the pto.
It all worked and looked great!
Until I used the tiller! The belt was slipping badly causing the tiller to perform very poorly. After reading through the manual I was finally able to figure out why!
There is suppose to be a bolt or hook (?) that connects the right pulley to the front bracket (see blue holes connected by a line)
I will have to get a long bolt at the hardware store tomorrow and then see if I was correct about what was causing the problem.
Edited by Mark 149 J., April 29, 2017 - 01:35 AM.