Belt driven tiller for riding lawn mower. Home made.

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Scar0B2150

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Not sure if anyone is interested in this or not. But thought I would throw this out there.
I made this tiller in 2014. At the time I could not find anything like it. We had a decent size garden 40'x50'. It took a lot of time and effort to walk around behind a tiller, so I got creative.
It is driven off the engine pulley for the mower deck, and is raised/lowered using the handle by the seat. It tills the width of the tires + a hair.
Since this Pic I have updated it to the V.02 for the Husqvarna 48" mower we currently have. No Pics of that yet. But will be tilling again soon, so I can get some if desired.
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Let me know if you all would like more details about it.
 
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arto98607

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It looks very good!

I have 1976 JD 300 with a factory JD rototiller and it also works great, but sorry I do not care for the effort it takes to remove and re-install it.
For a large area rototilling I use 48" 3 point tiller and for smaller areas an old Troybilt Horse I fixed up years ago.


My thinking changed after I bought a used compact front end loader 4x4 tractor with 3-point attachment setup back in the 90's...
 

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Scar0B2150

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Thank you.
The one I made was out of a craftsman walk-behind I got cheap from a local repair shop. I paid scrap price for it. Picked up the parts needed to rebuild the case for a few bucks(shaft seals and bearings), and picked up a second set of tines & shields to make it wider (36"). All in to build it was maybe $150~200. Times were tight back then... When I got the new husky mower 2 years ago, all I had to do was adapt the mount brackets a little to make it work. The ATV tires for the mower were more expensive then the whole build. Of course they were move to the new Husky.
I made this before I acquired the B2150 last year. It came with a tiller. But with the chain-link around the garden, and over head guy wire watering setup, the 2150 and tiller are to big to maneuver around.
Here is a Pic of it in my messy garden shed with a few details noted.

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I remove the mower deck, then back over the frame and hook it up. 4 pins, the drive belt, and I'm off. The clutch cable in this pic was for the Craftsman, I replace it with a tension spring since the Husky has an electric PTO for the mower deck.
 
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A clever installation. I’ve often thought of doing something similar with my Craftsman LT 2000 tractor but never got round to it. I use an electric tiller for a small area but it’s not up to doing the larger plot I plan to start soon.
 
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A clever installation. I’ve often thought of doing something similar with my Craftsman LT 2000 tractor but never got round to it. I use an electric tiller for a small area but it’s not up to doing the larger plot I plan to start soon.
Thank you.
Originally it was for a DLT3000.
 
 
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