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38" HD Tiller?

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bigdog46

I picked up this tiller today and the PO stated that it was a 38" HD tiller although it appears different than the part no. 1690287 tiller that is pictured on Simple trACtors site. He stated that it was over 30 years old. Any ideas ?? How much is it worth?

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SethL007

well it is built like my 38" hd but it has the pto engagement bracket for the older fdt tractors. doesnt have the rubber bushings on the hitch. i will watch this post to see what others have to say. interesting!!

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CarlH

It looks much like a Sovereign 38" HD tiller but . . . the drive is on the wrong end. Mine is painted orange. I have never seen a black one. Ditto what Seth said.

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rokon2813

1 hitch mount looks bent. is it a bit wider than normal? Did they make one for the 300 400 series with the odd hitch? What size is the round shaft?

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Talntedmrgreen
quote:Originally posted by bowhunt4life

looks a lot like a revitalizer that was retrofitted with tines instead of blades.


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id="quote">Bingo...that's a revitalizer with tiller tines. Neat idea...dunno if it's heavy enough to run off the end drive though. That's a lot of stress for the Revitalizer setups I've seen. Also looks to have a hitch modified to fit a 300/400 AC.

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bigdog46

As I review all of your observations, I agree that it appears to be a revitalizer modified with tiller tines. I will hook it up and try it out in my garden as soon as it dries out. The PO says it does a good job of tilling. Thanks for all the comments. Gary

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Talntedmrgreen

It looks like it would...I'd like to understand how he fitted the tines to it. Did he simply slide tiller shafts on the main shaft of the unit, and pin them? I've never had a Revitalizer apart to understand how the typical setup is. As I think about it, I like that setup more than a standard willer with extensions, but a Revitalizer wouldn't have space under the shroud for tiller tines, would it?

Almost looks like he extended the bearing plates downward to make the room needed.

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Talntedmrgreen

Looking closer at it, he swapped out the chaincase...maybe the whole LH side of the unit. Here's OEM. Very interesting!

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bigdog46

The PO used to work for Allis Chalmers in the 60's & 70's and is very mechanical. I think it will work ok when I have a chance to try it out. Gary

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bowhunt4life

It is a secret protype that was designed at the factory and just prior to being destroyed, it was mistakenly misplaced and slipped out of the factory to remain hidden out of site until now!:D

Oh boy is this great!

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bowhunt4life

Tim it was a Barrett Jackson moment. I enjoy watching the classic cars coming across the block especially the prototypes that fetch an amazing amount of money.

I imagined the hybrid tiller being a prototype.

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GLPointon

The guy built this from parts of other attachments he had around (why not...if you work a Chalmers you likely grab lots of odd parts to take home) Who knows maybe he was in the R&D Dept..?

Nice find sm01

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