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    Default Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    Hi all. First post here. Thank you for all the threads on KK Tillers. I lurked quite a bit and did a lot of reading before i bought this beast. Now to the topic at hand.

    I found this 6 footer on Craigslist not too far from home. Nice guy on the phone, so i went to look at it. Ended up bringing it home. Older guy, seemed honest. Kept his equipment inside and everything looked well cared for. He bought it when he built his house, tilled his 4 acre of now lawn and now he wants a sprayer. Tines are not even worn.

    Get it home, check fluids, grease the hub, hook it up, PTO length is close but cleared, and did a 10' test run with it. I have a JD4600 tractor so was a little worried about the HP but it handled it ok. It did push the tractor quite a bit but it was set at the deepest depth and this was in heavily sodded ground that had never been tilled. But one pass and i was quite pleasantly surprised!

    My questions...

    Is there any reason to change oil in the gearboxes? Personally i dont think so. Though it has set for 4 years, but the levels were good and there was no evidence of leaks.

    How the heck do you get to the grease fittings on the PTO u-joints. I cant get my connector on them from the outside or throuth the access hole in the guard. Do i have to take the guard off? If so, how? I couldnt get the darn thing off.

    Lastly, as i mentioned the clearance is close (about 1.5") on the PTO shaft when itsa t the shortest length. Do i need to trim any of just leave it?

    Thanks all.

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    Default Re: Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    Yea I got one of those, they work just fine for my taste. The grease fittings are real hard to get to you have to stand on your head stick your tonge out and say a prayor and it still may not work. Good luck with that I had to pull the shaft apart to get it on the bench and then get the gun on. The lenght of the shaft shouldn't be a problem, the only concern would be if it was to short and you only had 1.5 inches engauged now that would be a problem. Take and lift it up and down and watch the movement of the inner and outer housing as they move back and forth if it moves in and out more than what you have it can bind then it would need to be shortened. I can't tell you how much but if you take the model number to tractor supply they sould be able to get you a manual maybe even tell you haow to go on line and get one, they have the instructions for measuring and cutting the shaft.
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    Default Re: Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    You can download a manual directly from King Kutter. The web page for their 6' tiller is here: http://www.kingkutter.com/store-product.aspx?id=3425. There is an icon on the right hand side of the page for their product manual.

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    Default Re: Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWannabe View Post
    You can download a manual directly from King Kutter. The web page for their 6' tiller is here: http://www.kingkutter.com/store-product.aspx?id=3425. There is an icon on the right hand side of the page for their product manual.
    Yeah, i actually have the manual from the guy. But it doesnt really answer the questions i had.

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    Default Re: Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    you can get side slip and angle adapters for the grease gun.

    4yer old oil.. and setting?

    how much does it hold.. 2 gallons? that 22$.. i'd change it for piec eof mind.. that way you know condensation is gone... walmart sells 85-140 gear oil byt he gallon.. 11$ here..

    soundguy

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    Default Re: Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    you can get side slip and angle adapters for the grease gun.

    4yer old oil.. and setting?

    how much does it hold.. 2 gallons? that 22$.. i'd change it for piec eof mind.. that way you know condensation is gone... walmart sells 85-140 gear oil byt he gallon.. 11$ here..

    soundguy
    Ill have to look for the side slip adapter.

    I have no idea how much it holds, it doesnt say in the manual. But your probably right. Seems like its a messy proposition to change the oil on the PTO gear box. But guess i probably should.

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    Default Re: Bought a used 6' KK...couple questions

    gear boxes genrally don't hold much.. chain boxes don't either.. I usually like to service all new-to-me implements I get.. just so I know when they will need it again.. and know what was in them.. not cooking oil or used motor oil.. etc.. etc.. packed with grease to hide a weepy seal..e tc...

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