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Old 05-13-2007, 06:02 PM   post #1 of 15
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Created from a Sears "rotospader" that was abandoned in the garden when I moved here. Got the engine last year but without drive wheels on the unit it was difficult to use, so this year I bought a piece of some angle iron, a Norther trailer jack to adjust the height and made the rest from junk around the farm. It took some tweaking with the belt tension and linkage, but once the bugs were worked out it did a good job.

Someday when I have an extra fifty bucks I might put real tires on it, but the wooden wheels worked fine.

And best of all, after tilling 2600 square feet, my back feels great!
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:27 PM   post #2 of 15
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Now that is the way to go. I like that,it is better then having to walk.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:40 PM   post #3 of 15
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Rember,the first wheels were made of wood and are still used around the world.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:48 PM   post #4 of 15
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Very Clever...Looks like it works pretty cool too.
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:32 PM   post #5 of 15
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I always like it when I have most of the things I need to build something. My wife finally understands it isn't a junk pile, it is just waiting until I need it. Keep a lookout and you might find some wheels. Good job. Now you've got me thinking about an old tiller I have.
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:37 AM   post #6 of 15
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Hey, Hey, I like it! Good to see another recycler on board. Made one myself awhile back. I used an old Lazyboy tiller, made by Gardenway. I bought a 6hp Robin for it and a go-cart I fixed up for the kids.

Here's mine. http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=3314

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Old 05-14-2007, 07:51 AM   post #7 of 15
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Fox - that is terrific, love it!

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Old 05-14-2007, 08:06 AM   post #8 of 15
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foxtower - "Someday when I have an extra fifty bucks I might put real tires on it, but the wooden wheels worked fine".
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I'd just leave it with wooden wheels. They will be less trouble than anything you could spend 50 bucks on.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:24 PM   post #9 of 15
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Is the tractor wider than the tiller? If so what do you do when you make the next pass? I only ask because my tractor is probably about 40" wide and the tiller I just picked up is only 24". I would love to hook it up like that.

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Old 05-16-2007, 01:40 PM   post #10 of 15
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I like it, good one
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:53 PM   post #11 of 15
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nvenero can you extend the tines out or add some more
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:10 PM   post #12 of 15
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foxtower - "Someday when I have an extra fifty bucks I might put real tires on it, but the wooden wheels worked fine".
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I'd just leave it with wooden wheels. They will be less trouble than anything you could spend 50 bucks on.
I agree! No patching tubes with those wheels!
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:05 PM   post #13 of 15
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nice tiller
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Old 04-05-2009, 02:52 PM   post #14 of 15
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Thats neat--makes me want to plant one of my walk behind front tined tillers behind one of my tractors,sure would save my back from a whippin!..

I'd keep the wooden wheels too!--no flats,and the only thing you'll have to worry about is termites and maybe dry rot!...nothing a little "Thompson's Wood Seal" wont cure!..
I'd spend the 50 bucks on something better,like cold beer!..that would tase great after tilling out in the hot sun!..
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:21 PM   post #15 of 15
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nice!

for setup where the tiller is narrower, you off set the tiller and till center out so that you alwys till your tire tracks. this is the way my snapper tiller is per the manual.
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