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Tilled the garden

Postby Findoggy » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:34 pm

Got out my model 73 and tiller this evening after work and tilled up a little (10'x20') garden plot. This was my first attempt at a garden and the first time ever using a tiller. Boy did I have fun! Then my son (3 yo) and I harvested some rocks! He loves our tractors! Findoggy

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Postby BigBill » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:31 am

I picked up an older tiller that runs great and i been thinking of mounting it on a 3pt hitch on a cadet so i can till again. It has its own 5hp motor.
Being disabled I know that my health can get worse at anytime so i'm thinking ahead and planning for now and the future on how to get things done much easier too. As we get older these tractors will help us do
things that we always did without them much easier. A front loader becomes a powerted wheel barrow. We become a little slower but we still get the job done sooner or later.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Postby wdeturck » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:26 am

Hi Findogggy,
Just curious if that was a garden before or did you plow then till or just till up the sod? How many tines do you have? 2 which is 26" wide or 3 which is 32" wide or 4 which is 38". I was tilling with my original ( 7 HP) in freshly plowed corn stubble with the 4 tines till I threw the belt and it wouldn't stay on. The only place I get to play with mine is at plow days but it's such a hassle to put on just to play. If I put the tiller on at home I can't get up and down the ramps and must find a hill to load & unload.
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Postby Findoggy » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:50 pm

Big Bill, good to hear that you picked up a tiller to put on one of your cub cadets. I had a lot of fun using mine. Couldn't imagine digging this all by hand.

Mr. DeTurck,
I have the 32" version and tilled up a previously untouched patch of sod. I took it at three depth increments with 2 passes at each depth. Handled it pretty well despite it being VERY wet. I shouldn't have tilled really, but I was too excited to wait! Why does your tiller not want to keep the belt on? Is tension adjusted properly? Good luck with yours. Findoggy

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Postby klejeune » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:11 pm

Findoggy...

I don't believe you tilled that with your 73 CC... I don't see any pictures of the tractor anywhere... !!!!! I need Cub Cadet pictures !!!!! especially a 73.

Come on man! Lets see the 73.

j/k,
Keith

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Postby wdeturck » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:37 am

Findoggy: I might have picked up a rock and the belt twisted and when I but it back on it kept twisting. I added two belt guides that are just going to touch the belt at the pulley to see if that cures the problem. I think a new belt would cure it but I want to get some more use out of the old belt. I might take it down to the Ft. Allen plow day at Scottdale, PA next week end and see if I can get it tilling. I use the cheap belt but that is still over $30.
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Postby Findoggy » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:43 am

Keith, I'll try to get some photos of my 73 this weekend. I'm headed to an auction shortly, so maybe this afternoon or tomorrow. My 73 isn't much to look at, but you're welcome to see it.

Mr. DeTurck, I know the belts are expensive. I just got a replacement this spring and it was ~$55. Better not break on me anytime soon.

Jason

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Postby Findoggy » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:38 pm

Keith,
She's not much to look at, but she gets the job done. Maybe some day I'll pretty her up a bit.

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Postby klejeune » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:52 am

I think it looks fine. That's what I want next a 73 with fenders. Seems to be more NF 3pts around rather than WF anyway and that's what I need.

What I really want is a Hydro with round fenders and zig zag front end. I think I'm gonna have to build a Frankencub to get what I want.


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