2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wheel Keeps Rototiller From Digging Too Deep
He used a 1-in. wide, 5/16-in. thick metal strap to attach the tire to the rototiller’s frame, bolting one end of the strap to the wheel hub and clamping the other end to the frame in 2 places. The bracket is designed so McKenzie can set the rototiller at various depths.
“Finding the right balance between the wheel and the machine was tricky. I worked for 2 1/2 weeks before I got it to work right,” says McKenzie. “The big advantage is the wheel stabilizes the rototiller so it doesn’t jump all over. It adds less than 8 lbs. to the machine’s weight.
“At first I tried using a solid rubber tire, but it didn’t roll well on soft ground. I didn’t try to use a caster wheel because it might turn sideways and dig into the ground.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George McKenzie, P.O. Box 3, Brownvale, Alberta Canada T0H 0L0 (ph 780 597-3950; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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