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    Default Tiller Storage & Mounting

    This my first experience with a PTO tiller. I find it an unwieldy piece of equipment to manage. My questions are:

    1. It came with the skid shoes on a low setting such that it sets on its row of tines. It seems to me that it should be setting on its skid shoes when stored, viz. with the tines not carrying any weight.

    2. It seems like it could flop over backwards even with the stand down, if some kids were fooling around on it....kinda like parking a marble.

    3. Do you move it from the storage area to a mounting area when you are ready to use it? So far I've moved it around with the Boom Pole to get aquainted with it and check it out. That's how I got it off my truck.

    4. Since it is a chain drive, a lot of the weight is on one side such that it hangs all cockeyed when lifted by it center mount. And this thing is darned heavy (Land Pride RTA 1250). I'm over 80, 150 lbs and live by myself...with a sore knee to boot....BOO HOO.
    Kubota B2620 HST

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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    The tines should support the tiller just fine. The alternative would be to raise and lower the skids when you use the tiller. I suspect if the skids are all the way down the tiller will be more apt to turn over. My 72" tiller is abit unstable too. The best solution is to make sure the rear plate is let down all the way. Mine has a hook and chain to adjust the rear plate. I just leave it down all the time because it with throw rocks otherwise.

    I try to unhitch my tiller on level ground.

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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    I see newer 3pt tillers have a nifty little 'leg' mounted to the side of them like on the king kutters that swing down keep the tiller from rolling over onto its face when park without a tractor to hold it up.... Novel idea

    For non-face plant parking of my FAR from new tiller, I have cut some wood blocks that fit under the skid shoes on both sides to keep the tiller upright and no falling forward.... The backward rocking motion is stopped by the gate on the tiller.

    When done with the tiller at the end of season or just needing the back of the tractor for someth'n elts, it has its own park/storage spot in the dirt floor shed where I back the tractor into and that's where the tiller stays till it needs hooked up again.

    All of my p.t.o powered implements ether have a roof over them or fancy cut plastic buckets fitted over gear boxes and such..... Seen to many gear boxes some of my own, be infiltrated by water after weathering winters and heavy rains outside.
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    Lots of implements for loader and 3pt
    Can't do it burn'n diesel, is not worth do'n

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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    Good advice... I have a new 655 tiller arriving next week. Took a look at it via the interwebs and it's much like what spruce Deere says in his first paragraph. I'll take note of the gate position for when I park it.

    Ta.

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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    Thanks, Y'all. Got some thinkin' to do based on your experiences.
    Cheers, Mike.
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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by oldballs View Post
    Thanks, Y'all. Got some thinkin' to do based on your experiences.
    Cheers, Mike.


    You should do the same thing that several flail mowers do with thier mowers which is
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    and out of the way when your done with it.

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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    If you have a solid surface to store your tiller on. Consider making a dolly to store it on.
    Here is a thread about them.
    Dolly to move a tiller


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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    Mine has the "kick-leg" so it balances very well. Important thing is if it is level ground for tiller and tractor when connect/disconnecting, makes it allot easier.

    I have had two PTO tillers, the older one seemed to always sit on the blades, but never seemed to be a problem other than it was hard at times to line up the PTO teeth without 1st hooking the 3 point and raising it off the ground so the gear would turn.
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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    Quote Originally Posted by spruce Deere View Post

    <snip>

    For non-face plant parking of my FAR from new tiller, I have cut some wood blocks that fit under the skid shoes on both sides to keep the tiller upright and no falling forward.... The backward rocking motion is stopped by the gate on the tiller.

    <snip>
    I've been doing the same with a pair of cinderblocks. Allows me to turn the spool so I can rotate the PTO shaft into alignment with the tractor's spline and slide it on without "language".
    That's the problem with trouble.
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    Default Re: Tiller Storage & Mounting

    I also have a Land Pride tiller, one size larger, and have the same dilemma. You can forget about the dinky support leg that comes with it. It'll bend in the blink of your eye unless it's perfectly straight.

    I made a dolly for mine and throw a couple of light weight straps over the tiller to the dolly. Since mine sits outside, I also keep a tarp over it; helps to protect it some, but also keeps kids from wanting to explore. I'd hate to see it roll over on some little kids hand...

    Those babies, as much as I love 'em, are a handful to move around and hook up, even for a 'young man' as I am at 72. At 80++, I would expect that you'll be using machine power to mount just about everything, or it doesn't get mounted :-) My hat's off to you, sir.

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