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I stopped at my brothers shop today and they asked me if I wanted an old Troy-Built tiller that belonged to my mom's cousin. I'm guessing it sat for about 10 yrs at least. It was dark there and all I could tell is it had a Tecky motor:rolleyes: a motorcycle style battery on it and fairly large tires at least they were bigger than My 20 yr old Pony has. Didn't have a camera with me to get a shot of it but the handles are monsters. Any body have a rough idea what vintage and model it could be. I won't be going back to pick it up in the spring when I dig my trailer back out. Motor still turns but I haven't had much success with Tecky's
 

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It's a Horse. I got $650 out of the last one I had, $450 out of the one before that. Both were running but pretty rough looking, both were electric start, though niether had good batteries, just rope started them for the buyers. Parted one out for something like $350. Wait until Spring to sell.
 

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I won't be able to pick it up until spring. This thing is pretty cool. I've never seen a tiller that moves the motor up and down to tighten the belt.
 

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These Troy-Bilt or Troy-Horse tillers are considered the best in the industry. Bulletproof, and hold their value like nothing I've ever seen.

I just got one going for a guy. It was the electric start model, with the 6ph HH6 Tecumseh engine. It was his dad's, and had been left sitting in the field where they'd last used it....or it had broken down.......for who knows how many years. Carb was destroyed inside from sitting with water in it. Fuel tank was solid rust inside. Engine was full of water and milky oil sludge. Tires busted open. Ignition switch grenaded. Engine slides so rusty that the engine couldn't lift to tension the belt. Hi-N-Lo lever seized. Rear tyne height adjustment seized and retainer spring rotted to nothing. Starter motor seized. Starter solenoid failed from sitting out in the weather.

Believe it or not, it didn't take much effort or expense to get it 100% operational. I just about fell over when the engine fired up and ran like the day it was built.

When I gave it back to the guy, all I could think about was that if I ever find another one on the cheap, I'm keeping it. I've got a Merry Tiller from the 60's that a huge, front tyne tiller. Great tiller, but it just beats the heck out of the person using it. These rear tyne Troy Horses are sooooooooooo nice to use!!
 
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