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MTD tiller
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bill in va.    Posted 06-23-2004 at 12:31:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 5hp MTD tiller that has been(and still is) a jewel. after 12 years of hard gardening the tine bearings have gone, causing a lot of wobble and shake when the tines are in gear but not in the ground. have taken the tine shroud off and taken the pins out of the tine bar and thought the tines would slide off each side with some heavy wood and a big hammer. No such luck. it will not budge.
any learned advice would be greatly appreciated.

Alias    Posted 06-23-2004 at 18:10:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bill I had a similar situation involving a tiller last year. All I used was about a quart of kerosene mixed with a pint of gasoline. It took a couple of day for it to penetrate but after several applications, the tines came free from the shaft. Each time I applied the mixture, I tapped it lightly with a 3 pound hammer to help the liquid along. If you don't have a torch, it might just do the trick. however, if the shaft is bent or worn it may be more difficult.....gfp

Burrhead    Posted 06-23-2004 at 12:38:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
a BFH and plenty of patience.

Had the same prob with a Crapsman/MTD and it just took a pile of hammering and heating the tine collars with a torch.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-23-2004 at 12:58:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead is right again! Got to heat it with a blow torch and keep on hammering.

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