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    Default Dolly to move a tiller

    I have a JD model 647 3-point tiller that is stored in my garage on concrete floors. I have a need to move the tiller around in the garage on occasion and due to confined spaces, cannot use the tractor to move it.

    I'm looking for ideas on constructing some sort of dolly to move the tiller around the garage. The tines on the tiller extend beyond the side skid shoes on the tiller, making movement difficult and it could potentially damage the tines or the garage floor by rolling it around on the tines. Anyone have an idea on a dolly or does anyone have photos of a constructed dolly? Any assistance is appreciated...both by me and my back.

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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    2x4's and descent quality casters worked for me. Just built a square out of the 2x4's and bolt the casters to the bottom of he 4 corners.

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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    I have all of my attachments on dollies, each custom made for the particular attachment. It's pretty easy:

    1. first, measure the width and depth of the implement.

    2. cut two lengths 3" longer than the width and two more 3" longer than the depth. I use 2x6s.

    3. glue the pieces up in a rectangle with waterproof glue.

    4. drill two 3/8" holes at each corner, one near the outer corner and one near the inner one.

    5. bolt each corner together with two 3/8" hex bolts and nuts with 3/8" cut washers on the outside of each of the 2x6s.

    6. consider the weight of the attachment and dolly and screw mount appropriate casters (I use swivel casters on all four corners to make the dolly maneuverable from any side or end) to the depth timbers (the short ones running // to the tractor) so that they are on the bottom of the dolly and the attachment rests on the width (longer) 2x6s. With a tiller or boxblade the teeth or scarifyers can be positioned so that they don't rest on the timbers and the attachment is supported by the rear and sides.

    This kind of dolly will easily hold attachments in the 400-600# range. It might even be sufficient for my Backhoe, but, to be safe, I am making the dolly for it out of 2x5" 1/4" thick tubular steel with 6" steel wheeled casters.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    Here's the gantry-type dolly I built for my pre-owned Yanmar RS1200 rototiller (48" wide) that I use with my B7510HST.

    Used 1.5" pipe fittings, which is probably overkill. 1.25" or 1" fittings would have been enough.

    I used $3.50 metal swivel casters from Home Depot. Don't use plastic casters.

    Total cost around $100, largely for the steel.
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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    MadDog,
    Sounds like this will hold substantial implements well. I initially tried the idea with the framed 2x4s, but with no success--it just rolled off the stand (right onto my already sore foot). Got any pics to help me get a better overall picture??? Thanks! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    I built custom dollies for 6 of my attachments, including the Muratori tiller. Also bolted casters directly to bottom of the carry all and built a rolling truss mounted hoist & sling system to remove the PHD and dock it on the garage wall. My digital camera makes photos with more than the 100k max bytes that you can upload to TBN as attachments. If I can figure out how to reduce the # of pixels, I'll try to post a photo.

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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    I'll try to take and post some over the weekend. They are really very simple to build; aside from glue drying time, it takes 1/2 to 3/4 hour to build one.

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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    Here is a picture of my Tiller setting on it's dolly.
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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    My dollies are much the same as ronjhall's, except I put plywood floors on mine. The attached shows four in use in my garage, loaded from left to right with an aerator, a dozer blade, a tiller and a snowblower. I also have one for my rotary broom. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Dolly to move a tiller

    Can you get an old pallet?

    Just put 4 dollies on the bottom of the pallet. I used a pallet for the bottom to my carryall and put 4 dollies on the bottom of it to roll it around.

    Ralph

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