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Old 08-17-14, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Electric rototiller conversion

My father in law had this old engineless tiller in the trees and I had an old 3/4 hp 3500 rpm electric motor so I thought I'd see if it would do the job. Just used the on/off switch on the motor and engage the tines with the clutch. Took about an hour and a half to build and seems to work quite well! Surprised how much less hp you can used with electric...


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Old 08-17-14, 06:54 PM   #7
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Nice project.
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Maybe take a short video I would love to see it in action.
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Nice conversion! I bet its a lot quieter than it originally was too.

I recently mowed my grandparent's lawn with their gas riding mower. My first thought was 'wow, its loud'. I'm used to my battery electric riding mower.
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So you are tilling with a cord behind you?
Did you do a chain or belt drive off the motor?

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