Tiller Maschio Tiller Problems

   / Maschio Tiller Problems #1  

mjdtexan

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Case IH 1140 (first tractor ever)
I wound up with a Maschio Tiller from the little old lady across the street. Her husband has been gone for 9 years now and the tiller sat in that one spot for at least that long. I brought the tiller home and changed the oil and made sure the chain was in good shape. In other words I gave it a basic service. Well the other day while out tilling an acre I noticed that it was smoking. I bring it in to the warehouse and find that a bearing is just smoked. It came out in about 10 pieces. The housing that houses the bearing is galled but it unbolts (thank God) from the tiller as well. I can not seem to get anybody as Maschio Gaspardo USA Inc in Eldridge Iowa on the phone. Leaving messages produces nothing. I need the bearing and the bearing housing.

It is a Model W-105. The Serial Number is 951342.

I wish I knew what year the machine is.

Do any of you have any idea what I need to do. My garden season is almost upon me and I am kinda depending on that garden this year as well as depending on the work that tiller was going to bring me this spring.

I am at my wits end and I just can not find the parts that I need. I really need yalls help

Mike.
 
   / Maschio Tiller Problems #4  
I wound up with a Maschio Tiller from the little old lady across the street. Her husband has been gone for 9 years now and the tiller sat in that one spot for at least that long. I brought the tiller home and changed the oil and made sure the chain was in good shape. In other words I gave it a basic service. Well the other day while out tilling an acre I noticed that it was smoking. I bring it in to the warehouse and find that a bearing is just smoked. It came out in about 10 pieces. The housing that houses the bearing is galled but it unbolts (thank God) from the tiller as well. I can not seem to get anybody as Maschio Gaspardo USA Inc in Eldridge Iowa on the phone. Leaving messages produces nothing. I need the bearing and the bearing housing.

It is a Model W-105. The Serial Number is 951342.

I wish I knew what year the machine is.

Do any of you have any idea what I need to do. My garden season is almost upon me and I am kinda depending on that garden this year as well as depending on the work that tiller was going to bring me this spring.

I am at my wits end and I just can not find the parts that I need. I really need yalls help

Mike.


Is that the end bearing? Standing behind the machine and looking foreward, is it the one on the right end of the tine shaft? Ken Sweet
 
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Is that the end bearing? Standing behind the machine and looking foreward, is it the one on the right end of the tine shaft? Ken Sweet

No Sir. Standing behind the machine looking foreward it is the one on the left where the actual chain drive is. Here are some pictures.

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Here is what is left of the bearing
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If you look closely you can see that be bearing housing is galled.
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   / Maschio Tiller Problems #6  
I have found the housing and bearing. Send me a PM and I will give you the info. Ken Sweet
 
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I have found the housing and bearing. Send me a PM and I will give you the info. Ken Sweet

Thank You. Your guy didnt have what I needed but he did put me in contact with someone in your state who did. Story below


An update, kinda.

I contacted all the dealers mentioned above and then some. Always with the result of the wrong parts manual being sent to me or just "no, we cant do that".

So, I contacted the Maschio-Gaspardo Group of Iowa. Not by phone mind you, their website does not promote their phone number. Maschio-Gaspardo did get right back to me and with the serial number on the machine they were able to tell me the machine was made between 1990 & 1995 and they sent me the correct manual. It was the first time that I ever viewed the correct manual and I was a happy boy.

So, I contact Maschio-Gaspardo with a parts list that I would like to purchase. Maschio-Gaspardo contacts me again and informs me they can not sell to me as they sell to distributors. Ok, I understand that. He gives me the distributor's name and address and email.

So, I contact Alliance Distributors in Hewitt Texas with a parts list and a request to buy. Their contact with me was swift but again with the whole "I cant sell to you, I sell to dealers". Ok, I understand that but the frustration is building. He also asks me (kinda snide like, which I understand again) where I've been getting my tractors and implements. I expain that I am new to tractors but I did try the dealers first. He gives me a list of the same dealers but this time he tells me to inform them he can get the parts and to call him.

So, I contact some of the dealers and go through the whole thing again but this time I am armed with the Alliance Distributors name and willingness. They all tell me they will call me back. Some do, some dont.

So, the biggest dealer here calls me and tells me he wants $269 for a bearing, dust cover and the bearing housing. The other one wants $230 something. They are out of their freaking minds. I will post a photo of these parts for you to view. The whole thing will fit in the palm of my had. I have one ole boy I contacted in Kentucky and he is gong to get me the stuff here for $140 plus ship. Oh, thats another thing, the biggest dealer wants to charge me for the shipping too while the other dealer (the $230 something dealer) does not want to charge me for shipping.

So, while I am mulling this over in my head a customer of mine gets stuck in my yard and I am trying to get him pulled out and Maschio-Gaspardo calls me to check up on my progress. The guy is not only Italian (like me) but he actually comes from Italy (unlike me). I am trying my hardest to understand him over a tractor and several people and he is trying to help me out. We agreed to talk Monday. I have to say that Machio and Alliance are doing their part. I sure wish Maschio would just sell me the darn parts I need.
 
   / Maschio Tiller Problems #8  
I saw this thread and thought it was kinda funny that I just aquired a Maschio tiller model w125 that had been sitting under a tree for at least nine years. I paid four hundred dollars for it so I am disappointed in how much the parts are. I don't think my tiller was ever used but it has alot of rust spots on it from sitting outside. Also the slip clutch was completely rusted but I have it apart now. I do need some new pto shaft tubing. Did yours come with a shear pin pto or a slip clutch? Was it hard to take apart because after looking at yours it might be a good idea to check those bearings where the grease is.Please let me know. Thanks Larry
 
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I saw this thread and thought it was kinda funny that I just aquired a Maschio tiller model w125 that had been sitting under a tree for at least nine years. I paid four hundred dollars for it so I am disappointed in how much the parts are. I don't think my tiller was ever used but it has alot of rust spots on it from sitting outside. Also the slip clutch was completely rusted but I have it apart now. I do need some new pto shaft tubing. Did yours come with a shear pin pto or a slip clutch? Was it hard to take apart because after looking at yours it might be a good idea to check those bearings where the grease is.Please let me know. Thanks Larry

No, it did not come with the shear pin or the slip clutch. I did notice on the manual though that these were options. I guess the previous own on mine did not purchase those options and your did. No, it was not hard to take apart and is in fact a very simple affair. I did pull it into the garage and soak every thing in WD-40 that I thought I was going to have to take off.

Free Manual & Literature <-------Klick. Model W is at the bottom of the manual.
 
   / Maschio Tiller Problems #10  
I would have to look at some of the bearings to get a close match from some suppliers such as WW Grainger, Motion Industries, Eaton and Browning. It seems you need a flange bearing and should be able to find something readily available for a lot less money. I would arm myself with the information such as shaft diameter, hole spacing and look for a generic replacement. You should be able to buy fractional as well as metric sizes for what you need.


Another thing, I think J Deere tillers are Maschio tillers rebadged, you may find a match there too. I would still rather try finding a generic replacement though.
 
 
 
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