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TILLER OPERATION

Before starting the tractor engine, place the tiller clutch lever in the disengaged position and raise the tiller above the surface of the ground. With the tractor engine running, engage the tiller clutch and lo-rer the tiller into contact with the ground. As the tiller works into the soil, slowly release the tractor clutch and move ahead. When coming to the end of a row, raise the tiller free of the ground before turning around.

Effective operation of the tiller will depend in a large degree upon the operator. For example, when intending to till a sod area into a seed bed for gardening, it obviously will require several passes over the same path to break the sod and ground into fine particles suitable for a seed bed. Depending upon the nature of the soil, it will be desirable to alter the depth settings for the tiller on succeeding passes until the desired depth is reached. When tilling in soil that has been previously worked, it may be possible to till to the desired depth from the start.

DEPTH

The depth of tilling is regulated by moving the stop pin in the lift lever quadrant located on the left side of the tractor. The farther the pin is moved toward the front end of the quadrant, the deeper the tiller will work into the soil. The maximum depth for effective tilling is about 7".

SPEED

Soil conditions and depth of tilling will regulate the speed with which the tiller may be effectively operated. For average requirements, set the tractor throttle at 1/2 maximum speed and use a tractor speed slow enough to allow the tiller to work down to the desired depth. As the tiller is designed to float and follow the contours of the surface being tilled, it will be necessary to regulate the forward speed to suit the depth of tilling and the condition of the soil being worked.

MOISTURE

Avoid taking the tiller into wet or soggy ground.

Frequently it happens that wet soil balls up or forms lumps that will be difficult to work up later on, o r the tine assemblies may clog with soil or clay.

In extremely hard or dry soil, it may be best to cross till; that is, till first in one direction and then till again at a 900 angle to the original direction.

WARRANTY

The only warranty of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company (hereinafter called the Company) is as follows:

"Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company warrants that it will furnish, F.O.B. its Factory, a similar part to replace any parts or material in its B Series products (except tires, engines, and engine accessories, which usually are warranted by their respective manufacturers), which within one year from original sale by the Dealer is proved to the satisfaction of the Company to have been defective at the time of sale. This warranty is the only warranty under which B Series products are sold, all implied and statutory warranties being expressly waived, and the Company's liability, whether in contract or in tort, arising out of this warranty or out of representations, instructions or defects from any cause, shall be limited to replacing defective parts or material as aforesaid."

[Source: Allis-Chalmers Owner's Manual, Rotary Tiller - 32" for Model B-Series Tractors,  TM-302, April 1962]

 

 

 

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