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    Veteran Member hunterridgefarm's Avatar
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    Default Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    Sorry for this dumb question.

    I picked up my 5'KK tiller yesterday. I only have one question. The chain for the back plate adjustment; how do have yours set (if you have one)? Can you just let the plate drag behind without attaching the chain? The plate seems to be a little heavy compared to my Troy built rear tine tiller.

    Below is what the manual stated. Adjust for the desired mulching effect. The tighter the chain the more it mulches...? Should I just attach the chain loose with slack?

    I know I could play around with it and find out...but why not just ask the experts!

    STEP 4 (From KK Manual)
    With the rotary tiller attached to the tractor, raise and support the tiller with
    suitable blocks. Adjust the skids, located on the sides of the tiller. The adjustment
    bolts for both right and left sides should be positioned in the same adjustment
    hole. This allows the tiller to till the same depth on each side. Adjust
    the back plate, with regulating chain, until the desired mulching effect is found.
    Note: Never attempt to adjust the rotary tiller while the tractor is
    running.

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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    I set my rear plate one of two ways.
    I lift it as high as it will go when I'm tilling around my cotton. I want the soil to come out of the tiller just as the tines cut it up. It doesn't blow like that.

    When I'm working my garden, I will just let the plate drag. it tills the soil very fine that way and slicks off the surface.
    It has to be bedded up right after that or the wind will blow it around.

    The way I do it is dictated by my soil and the area I live in. (windy)
    I figure your best bet is to play with the thing, see what you like.


    Ps, It will also keep you from kicking dirt on something if you back up to it and till pulling away
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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    Thanks Allen I'll try that.

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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    If you have many rocks it may be advisable to keep the plate up. This means the rocks can be thrown out the back rather than bounce back in and maybe jamb a tine.
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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    Quote Originally Posted by Egon View Post
    If you have many rocks it may be advisable to keep the plate up. This means the rocks can be thrown out the back rather than bounce back in and maybe jamb a tine.
    Ahhhh, good to know! I don't have rocks in the bottom but every other sq inch of my property has rocks.

    Thanks Egon!

    david

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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    Darn, Egon beat me to it. I drop the back for sandy or loamy soils and hold it high for rocky areas. It will kick out some amazing large rocks.

    jb

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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    Mine is disconnected. Really paid no attention to it, and the link that connects it to the back plate is gone somehow.
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    Default Re: Adjusting Back Plate on KK Tiller

    I use it clear up like this because you can't back the tines into a dirt pile with the plate down.

    Tilling the dirt with the used BX1500 to make it finer for back filling the trench for the electric line.


    Finished trench.



    Quote Originally Posted by hunterridgefarm View Post
    Sorry for this dumb question.

    I picked up my 5'KK tiller yesterday. I only have one question. The chain for the back plate adjustment; how do have yours set (if you have one)? Can you just let the plate drag behind without attaching the chain? The plate seems to be a little heavy compared to my Troy built rear tine tiller.
    I know I could play around with it and find out...but why not just ask the experts!
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    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
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