troubleshooting - mechanical tiller

TINE SHAFT DOES NOT ROTATE
Solutions
Remove foreign material, wire, or twine if wrapped around shaft.
Adjust tiller idler sheave to prevent drive belts from slipping.
Replace sheared drive pins or broken drive shaft.
 
 
TINE SHAFT ROTATES BUT TILLER DOES NOT TILL GROUND
Solutions
Cut or defoliate tall grass, straw or foliage before tilling.
Remove cultivating shovel if it prevents penetration. Use shovel only for shallow cultivating.
If tine shaft is rotaing in reverse, re-install drive belt properly.
If tiller climbs out of ground and pushes tractor, use 1st gear to slow tractor. Vary tiller tine shaft speed with tractor throttle.Adjust tiller agressiveness depending on ground conditions.
If ground is hard, set tiller depth for shallow penetration. Then till progressively deeper.
The 38-inch (96.5 cm) tiller (full width) is intended only for shallow cultivation in loose soil. Remove extensions.
Avoid tilling in extremely rocky ground and remove obvious large obstructions before tilling.

If chain jumps on drive sprockets, adjust chain tension.
TILLER LIFTS HARD
Solutions
Position lift link in upper hole on early model tillers.
Tractor helper spring needs adjustment
Remove foliage wrapped around tine shaft.
Remove dirt or mud that may have caked on housing and tine shaft.
ERRATIC TILLER OPERATION
Solutions
Replace broken tines.
Remove foreign material, wire, or twine if wrapped around shaft.
Staighten bent tines.

 


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