2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #69
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Late Season Rototilling
"I'm a cabinet maker so I used wood to make this shroud for my roto tiller to work through late season crops," says Jesse Longenecker, Rossville, Ind. "I only till deep enough to break the crust and take out small weeds.
  "The front curve is made from 3 pieces of 1/8-in. birch, bent to shape. The straight sides are -in. plywood. I sprayed finish on it to make it hold up to moisture and so it would more easily slide through foliage.
  "The most important detail is that the shroud has a swivel caster under the front curved nose. It holds the shroud up 2 in. above the ground. If the ground is soft, it will settle down lower to the ground or even slide on the ground with no problem.
  "The back end of the shroud attaches loosely with two 5/16-in. bolts to the back tiller guard. This allows the tiller to pivot up and down and the front of the shroud to stay close to the ground. I had to cut away some wood on the right side by the exhaust for when I lift up the back of the tiller at the end of the garden.
  "I leave the 5/16-in. bolts bolted to the shroud and use 5/16-in. thumb nuts inside the tiller guard to hold it on. It only takes a minute to put the shroud on or off."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jesse Longenecker, 7395 N County Rd 300W, Rossville, Ind. 46065 (ph 765 379-3734).

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2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10