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 04-24-2005, 19:47 Post: 110274
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I purchased a Gearmore tiller and have not idea how I am supposed to cut and adjust the shaft. I really feel stupid about this but I donít want to screw this up and I got no instructions on how it should be done.






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 04-24-2005, 21:06 Post: 110283
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Yeah, take your time as you don't want to screw it up. Others will probably get you instructions before I can get the ones from my tiller. But one place to start is to install the tiller onto your tractor. The move the 3-point up and down until you find the shortest distance between the tiller and the PTO.

Measure that distance. Then assemble your PTO shaft that came with your tiller. Fully compress it and measure it. Obviously, if it's longer that what is needed to connect the tractor to the tiller, then it will need to be shortened. But if it's shorter by several inches, you may not need to shorten the shaft. Life is better if you don't have to shorten it. I didn't need to shorten mine for my tractor.






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 04-24-2005, 22:29 Post: 110292
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 Adjusting tiller shaft

To expand on Iowafuns' instructions, if you need to shorten it cut half the length from each shaft. The goal is to preserve as much shaft overlap length as possible without it EVER bottoming out. If it bottoms out you can do some expensive damage. I use a sawzall with bi-metal blade to cut the shaft but a hacksaw and sweat should work.






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 04-25-2005, 10:31 Post: 110311
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I just went thru this with my tiller. Be cautious. Measure twice... I mounted the two halves of the shaft seperately to the tractor and tiller, then connected the tiller. jacked up the tractor so the tiller could be completely lowered, and looked for min. and max. shaft lengths by holding the shafts next to each other while raising and lowering the tiller.






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 04-25-2005, 10:38 Post: 110312
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for mine, the min was with the tiller all the way up, max was with it all the way down. I marked the cut length on the female shaft (were it lines up with the u-joint). Oh yeah, before any of this, remove the pto cover. then I subtracted 1/4" and marked the shaft. then find max length, and mark shaft again.






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 04-25-2005, 10:53 Post: 110315
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here's were it can get tricky. I hope I can explain this. assuming the shaft was made correctly, you'll need to cut the same amount off both shafts (the mark for the min shaft length, ie, the greater of the two marks). measure that and put a mark on the make shaft were it gets cut. now lay the shafts next to each other and set it at max length.






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 04-25-2005, 10:58 Post: 110317
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what you are looking for is the min amount of overlap the two shafts will have at max travel (length). the more the better, but from what I've found, don't run with less than 4". if it's less than that, you'll need to find a different shaft (I did). cut the shafts (min length marks) and de-burr with a file.






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 04-25-2005, 11:03 Post: 110319
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clean and re-grease the shafts. re-assemble and install with tiller on tractor. carefully, very carefully, raise and lower the tiller and watch for the shaft bottoming out (running out of travel). make sure the shaft never fully collapses. if it does, cut more off. major damage to tractor if you don't.






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 04-25-2005, 11:08 Post: 110320
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now cut the shield, I think so they are a little shorted than the end of the shaft you just cut. I haven't done this yet. with 10" of snow over the weekend, the need to till has diminished. good luck, and if any of this was helpful, consider joining. best 20$ I've spent on my tractor yet.
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 04-25-2005, 11:52 Post: 110324
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Thanks, I think that I have a clear understand now just need to get over being nervous about doing it. Thanks again.






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