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    Default Re: JD 212 Tiller: rear or front mount?

    Bruce,

    Thanks again for the info, you have been very helpful. The gear I was referring to shows up in this thread on a another forum: Weekend Freedom Machines: Tiller model 31 (I'm not sure of the rules regarding linking to another forum -- I apologize to the moderators if I've violated protocol).

    I think the tiller is a model 31. I'll have to go back and look at it but it looks very similar.

    I'm still wondering what would happen if I did it the way the previous owner did -- do you think I can hook it to the front in place of the snowblower and till a garden in reverse?

    Also Bruce -- you are saying that I can somehow hook up the tiller to the back without a lift kit. I'll have to look into that. . . I'm not sure how that would work because as of now the back end of the 212 just has a hitch (i.e. where you would pin a tow behind wagon or a sprayer, etc) and I think the tiller needs a hook up on either side of it, right?

    HG

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    Default Re: JD 212 Tiller: rear or front mount?

    Unfortunately the model 31 manual is not available online.

    Here are a couple of images of the mount from the parts catalog





    A lever lift


    A cable lift



    The 30" tiller that was connected without a lift rod is a different design. It mounts the the frame of the mower on a couple of fancy bolts indicated as number 15. This is a picture of its mount kit


  3. #13

    Default Re: JD 212 Tiller: rear or front mount?

    Bruce,

    You have been exceptionally helpful, and I thank you.

    I have been trying to figure out exactly which tiller I have, but I am having trouble reading the little serial number plate.

    Any advice on how I can differentiate between a 30 and 31? (I assume it has to be one of those).

    HG

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    Default Re: JD 212 Tiller: rear or front mount?

    This is a 31



    This is a 30


    The mounts and drive systems are different.

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