Tow Behind Tiller to Sleeve Hitch
Posted October 03, 2011 - 11:20 AM
I have a Craftsman 36" Tow Behind Tiller that I would like to work with a power Sleeve Hitch on my GT6000.
I have the old Craftsman Sleeve Hitch Tiller Manual and the units look very similar.
Would I be able to convert the tow behind?
Anyone done this?
Posted October 03, 2011 - 11:25 AM
Will the sleeve hitch raise the tiller with the engine on the unit? If so, you'd be somewhat ahead to do it that way...
Posted October 03, 2011 - 11:47 AM
Posted October 03, 2011 - 06:47 PM
Posted October 03, 2011 - 06:57 PM
Posted October 08, 2011 - 10:18 PM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:35 AM
Good question on the sleeve hitch... I have the sears hitch with electric lift. It will lift the back of the tractor... More than I can do :-).
The tow assembly looks pretty hefty and I would rather learn from others then make a mistake myself.
Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:38 AM
Posted October 12, 2011 - 07:09 PM
Well That why You can always Get a 2nd Tractor for Mowing One of the reasons I Bought my Deere was so I could Have a tractor where I could Leave the deck on with the Loader My White with a Loader The deck has to Be removed. But for tilling work I would Not want a Mowing deck On Myself anyways:thumbs:
BTW - I like the idea of the Bercomac... Pricey and I'm not a big fan of removing my mower deck... Hence the reason the snow blades sits and rusts...
Posted November 20, 2011 - 07:49 PM
The B&S engine has a limited amount of oil in it and with the splash lubrication you may end up in trouble.
- ducky and MH81 have said thanks
Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:11 PM
This is an excellent point and worth looking into. Oil starvation is a nasty thing.
Posted November 21, 2011 - 08:15 AM
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Posted January 11, 2012 - 09:08 AM
And the dipper motor angle could certainly be an issue. You can defineately pull the tiller with the sleeve hitch.
Have you looked at the DR Power Roto-Hog yet? By using a wheeled carriage, with an actuator lift. You could keep the engine level and have infineate depth control.
On another site, I saw a guy had taken two walk behind tillers and linked them together (twin Engine) and hoked to a (Kubota G?).
There is always a way to make it work!