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Installing Cub #2 tiller on 1811

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#1 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 12:39 AM

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).

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Next, I attached the lifting handle to the center link hole and installed the pins for the lifting arms.

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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.

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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.

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It all worked and looked great!

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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.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 04:41 AM

Yep, there is supposed to be a L looking shaped bolt right there but you can improvise and once you get the belt tight it should work good!!!
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Posted April 29, 2017 - 08:01 AM

Parts shows a 'j' shaped bolt. Might be able to use an 'eye' bolt, just spread it to hook on (or cut a small section to allow this).

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 08:11 AM

When you do get the tensioner bolt put on those 2 pulleys should line up with each other.  With the correct tension with a good belrt neither pulley should be ahead of the other.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 08:03 PM

I went to the local Ace Hardware store and picked up a 3/8 x 5 "J" bolt for $2.  Installed it and everything worked great!

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I've decided it was so easy to till the garden that I'm going to expand it!  It was so much easier using the Cub then to us my old walk behind self propelled!  My back, arms and legs aren't even sore like previous years!  It chews up real estate like it's a walk in the park!

I love it when works is like playing!!! :dancingbanana:  :beer:   :dancingbanana:

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