My Tractor Forum banner
  • Are you passionate about Tractors? Would you like to write about topics that interest you and get paid for it? Read all about it here!
Showcase cover image for (SOLD) The "Beast"

General Information

Year
1977
Make
Ariens
Model
Rocket V
Color
Orange/White/Rust
History
I picked up this old rototiller for free. I have determined the engine is not original, and some of the parts are from a Rocket VII instead of a Rocket V. Although not the original engine, it does turn over, the drive train engages, and the tines turn, but I cannot get the tine clutch to disengage. Since it is not running right now, I don't see the last as an issue - yet!

I have replaced the carb and fuel tank, and the engine does run. Still need to work on the tines and the drive case.

I cleaned up the engine in the spring of 2020 and fixed a couple of oil leaks along the way. The years of oil/rust/etc. were washed away, leaving a pretty decent looking tiller! The engine fired up very easily with fresh fuel, even after sitting for a few years. I cleaned up the rest of the tiller, too. With the replacement engine, the original drive belt size is too short, so it needs a new, longer belt.

I finally realized I was never going to be using this tiller, since a large garden did not fit our plans. So I made the decision to sell the tiller at a local auction house in June 2020.
1977 Ariens Rocket V (Orange/White/Rust)

Modifications

Wheel and Tire
Gasoline

Gallery

Comments

There are no comments to display.
Top