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rokon2813

what did I trip over ....

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rokon2813
I just picked up a new A/C tiller unseen (the price was right) I got it home and started checking it out and I'm not sure what I got. It is 36" (38" to the ends of the shields) The lower mount is about 1/2" wider than normal and offset on one side. The upper mount is 1 1/8" instead of the standard 1" It has an extra hanger bracket on the lower mount. The tag says Outdoor Products with Allis Chalmers in small letters, and has the serial number but no model number... Any ideas ???






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PhanDad
Could also be a for an A/C built Homelite, the rear spacing is different on them as well. A completely stock Homelite Tiller would have a rectangular lift bar rather than round. The Homelite tiller I got with my T-12 had a round lift bar to mate with the std rear lift bracket but the lower hitch bar had Homelite spacing.

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MPH
Kinda looks like the hitch iron on the left side of the tiller {right side in pic} is shorter. If you were to clamp a square or flat iron across the round stock back on the hitch you could measure to center of holes. IF it is shorter someone likely put the bend in it for reasons who could guess. Tines sure don't show much wear.

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rokon2813
Thanks Kris, I hoped someone with "hands-on" experience would see it sooner or later. Now I gotta figure out what to do with it, won't fit anything I got. Does anyone know if I can just swap out the bottom and top links for "regular" ones and use it? In other words, are the basic tillers the same just with different mounting hardware?

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BMinor8806
It is from the 300 / 400 Series Allis-Chalmers models. The larger shaft was used prior to 1974 I think. The lower hitch is offset to accommodate the 300 / 400 hitch. The center bracket it a depth stop that hooks to the hole below the receiver hitch on the sleeve hitch setup. You as missing the chain and pin to set the depths. Brandon

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rokon2813
Thanks Brandon, and everyone else. learn something new every day on here. I guess I have 3 options for it then; 1 sell it outright 2 find a parts tiller so I can convert it 3 find someone who has my parts and needs these and swap On the bright side, it has to be more rare than some of the other stuff and therefor well worth what I paid for it. :D

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BMinor8806
All you need to use it would be to switch the top mount to a 1" diameter shaft and widen the hitch out on the bottom with spacers. I did this to a tiller of mine to fit my 916H. Brandon

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sammiefish
quote:
Originally posted by ambler
I had one with the 1 1/8" lift rod and the rear lift bracket etc. Sold it to a club member with a 300/400 series tractor.
and its still working great... used it again this past weekend

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