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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:37 AM

i just got a idear, how about a Rotary Tiller thread, just for tillers and tiller attachments,
what do you all think about this, is it worth it,

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 08:19 AM

...That's the thing about this forum...If you think it's worth some discussion, then post it. If you get some responses, then others think that too. I personally have an older Troy-Bilt Horse with an 8 HP Briggs on it (sorry, No pics of it at the moment). My Dad has an older Craftsman front tine that he uses to do his garden every year. Having used them both, I like the rear tine design much better. I picked up a mounted tiller for one of my Wheel Horses last winter, but I haven''t gotten it mounted up and working yet (and again, No pics yet).

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 09:00 AM

Here are some attachments for my antique rototillers.

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Rear attachment on the tiller with the dozer blade is a potato digger.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 09:05 AM

Here is the newest restored attachment.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 09:28 AM

Very Nice Tillers

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 10:06 AM

Here is the newest restored attachment.

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Man i wish i lived closer to you. you have the coolest stuff and i would looking over your fence just to see what you got next.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 10:33 AM

Lots more in my website photo album: Rototiller Photo Album

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:00 AM

I've been to your sites. Lots of stuff for the looking there . Russ Jordans cut away tractor is awesome. that trailer load of tillers is one of the best looking displays around, Maybe some time i'll get a chance to see it in person.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:20 AM

ok, im back untill we loss power again,
Earthgrinder, i had your tillers in mind when i posted the question and is thankfull for Zucksrototillers.com and the info. it provides, and:ditto:to what he said :smile1:

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:20 AM

When I was a kid a neighbour had a Merry Tiller we used to borrow. 3HP belt drive. My dad later bought this when the fellow moved away. He later sold it when he moved. About 10years later dad moved again and bought a second 3hp Merry tiller that was in excellent condition. He sold it without me knowing about it and I missed a chance to get it. They were great machines. I don't know if it was the gearing or what but they tilled really well with only 3hp and ran forever without breaking down. Anyone else ever had one of these?

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:28 AM

the gear redution between the 2 sprockets in the chain case and the 7 inch drive pully may have made the difference, im watching for an old one, the newer ones are not as rubust, the tiller was well balanced too, i liked mid-tine tillers, put wheels on them and have a small 2 wheel tractor,

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:59 AM

Nice stuff there earthgrinder.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 12:36 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments! I appreciate this site for tillers and walk behind machines. So many times our stuff takes a back seat to the 4 wheeled variety. Anyone can have a 4 wheeled tractor but the walk behind equipment is harder to come by and is unfortunately getting scraped all too much.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 04:44 PM

I have 2 tillers....One is a walk behind Craftsman, I think,,,,,,,and the tiller attachment on my Ford LGT......I am lazy, which one do you think I use most?.......lol

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 06:21 AM

i like them both,
i find that good heavy duty rear tine tillers, walk behind tractors with rear tillers and riding tractors with rear tillers are stable power unit and tills a nice even bed,
i should pull out my plow/till machines, take some pictures, i always like to plow in greens first then till to the depth of the plow, much easier,......gess that makes me lazy too :smile1: im loving all the tractors and tillers, looking for some wards and david bradleys, how about a springfield, and ariens, a few bolens, and handimans, sears and roebuck, to name a few, homemades/modified/antiques,...

hopefully someday i'll come across one of these, german made inter-row milling machine,

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