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#3229596 - 04/23/13 04:51 PM Tiller help
RobbyW
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My mom got my grandma's tiller after her passing. It's a big older model Troy Bilt. Not sure on the model, but this thing is a beast! We serviced the motor and had it running no problem. When I tried to till with it it wasn't digging in. The tines would push it forward. It was just sliding the wheels since the tines were moving faster than them. The are forward rotating tines. Any ideas? Do you sharpen tines?
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#3229669 - 04/23/13 06:22 PM Re: Tiller help [Re: RobbyW]
Carlos Viagra
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Is the adjustable depth thingy all the way down? Some tillers are made so you have to hold back on the handles for them to dig.

Is it front or rear time?
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#3229710 - 04/23/13 07:18 PM Re: Tiller help [Re: Carlos Viagra]
RobbyW
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Yea I had it adjusted all the way down. Rear tine
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#3229773 - 04/23/13 08:03 PM Re: Tiller help [Re: RobbyW]
Diehard Hunter
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Probably a depth adjustment problem. The following link has owners manuals. It is probably the big red or horse model.

The tines should be rotating faster than the wheels.

http://www.troybilt.com/equipment/troybilt/tillers/big-red-garden-tiller
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#3229774 - 04/23/13 08:04 PM Re: Tiller help [Re: RobbyW]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: RobbyW
Yea I had it adjusted all the way down. Rear tine


You need it adjusted all the way up for deep tilling. Otherwise it just scratches the top. Pull the adjustment rod up as high as you can get it.
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#3229778 - 04/23/13 08:06 PM Re: Tiller help [Re: Diehard Hunter]
LA man
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also, if the ground is hard pack, the tines will want to skip across the surface and not did in.
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#3230058 - 04/24/13 07:03 AM Re: Tiller help [Re: LA man]
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#3230094 - 04/24/13 07:43 AM Re: Tiller help [Re: diamond hunter]
Jacoprint
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Do you have the wheels locked in with the pins? My older Troy built has a pin in the wheels that is removed from the wheel for free wheeling to move around but when tilling you put the pins through the wheel to hold the tiller back when tilling.
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#3230136 - 04/24/13 08:25 AM Re: Tiller help [Re: Jacoprint]
RobbyW
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I found out its a big red. I think I am going to try the low/high belt adjustment. Thanks for all the help.
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#3230287 - 04/24/13 10:30 AM Re: Tiller help [Re: RobbyW]
dt-34715
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Probably are tilling too deep. You have to gradually get deeper as you till. I normally make a round with 3 to 4 inches and then
go a little deeper each time until I got the ground like I want it.

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