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#1 johnboggs21 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 08:47 PM

Thought I'd share some pics of my homemade sleeve hitch tiller. It started life as a Wizard front tine tiller with a horizontal shaft 4 horse B&S that was junk. Now it has a vertical shaft 4 horse teccy. Should work good once im done.
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Posted September 10, 2011 - 08:49 PM

Glad to see you post some pictures up after talking with you about this the other night. Looks good!

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 08:55 PM

Thanks, I'm hoping the motor has enough power that I can make it a little bit wider

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:03 PM

Looks good John, keep it up.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 02:31 AM

If it doesn't have the juice to go wider, you might consider making it follow offset. Just past flush with one rear wheel. The Masseys did that, they work pretty well for getting in close.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 09:42 AM

I thought about offsetting it, but when it comes time to lift it, thats ALOT of weight of to one side......

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 07:39 PM

well I made some more progress on this today. Got the hitch finished up. I decided to offset it, since it didnt take as much of an offset as I thought it would. Ill have more pics in a day or two

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 03:31 AM

That's a great idea. Especially with the current generation of lawn & garden "tractors" (with no option for a tiller)

when it comes time to lift it, thats ALOT of weight of to one side......


How do you plan on lifting it?

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 03:28 PM

I have a hydraulic cylinder to lift the sleeve hitch. Just dont want to bend something on the hitch...

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 04:22 PM

I have a hydraulic cylinder to lift the sleeve hitch. Just dont want to bend something on the hitch...

Weld in more gussets!

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 04:31 PM

Weld in more gussets!

Is that how you would do it Buzz? LOL

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 06:12 PM

Is that how you would do it Buzz? LOL

No, I would design it better to start with. :D

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 06:32 PM

No, I would design it better to start with. :D

or another way,
sometimes better for one person is a pain for someone else, there is always a better/easier way for just about anything, in the end it's all the same,

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 06:51 PM

I have a hydraulic cylinder to lift the sleeve hitch. Just dont want to bend something on the hitch...

The set up looks good, you can always put on a bigger engine later on,
Here is an idea, instead of using the cylinder to lift the tiller and hitch via the 3 point hitch use the cylinder to push a rod which in turn pushes down on a lever with a trailing/swivel wheel/wheels on the back of the tiller or just before the tines on the hitch tube, it will take a lot of pressure off of the hitch.
Just a thought or two.

Edited by JDBrian, September 13, 2011 - 07:07 PM.
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Posted September 13, 2011 - 08:05 PM

That idea crossed my mind, but I never considered using hydraulic power to do it.....hmmm Oh well if it bends or breaks ill jus reweld it and brace it up better