IH Rototiller on an early 154

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IH Rototiller on an early 154

Postby ibdilbert » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:26 pm

Picked this up earlier this week from Bob at Hamilton Bobs. Really wanted it to toy with, can't beleive how well it works! Guess I'll finish the garden and start restoring it. Sadly ended up finding an issue with my creeper gear on my 185, it has a crack in the housing. Luckily I found another at on ebay listed by Bob.

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Re: IH Rototiller on an early 154

Postby BigBill » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:37 am

Nice looking tiller.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: IH Rototiller on an early 154

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:14 am

Great Find! Looks like it has all the covers as well!

There are grease zerks on all the u-joints. (4 of them)
One zerk on the hub (left side through a hole)
One zerk on the side of the PTO shaft.

Make sure that there is gear oil in the chain case and the 90 degree gearbox.

There is a section in the 154 manual (near the end) for this implement. The tines are pretty pricey. I haven't found a good replacement source yet. Also take a look at the bottom of the chain case. There is a steel U-Shaped plate that protects the aluminum case. This wears out as you use the tiller.
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Re: IH Rototiller on an early 154

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:04 am

I haven't really found a very affordable source for the tines.
There are 28 tines (14 LH and 14 RH). Messicks shows a kit that includes 1 LH and 1 RH tine in the kit.
At $29.50 per kit, I'm looking at $392 plus shipping.
https://www.messicks.com/cas/60036?sectionId=4942438&diagramId=60036_1296530
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH 3160a Mower
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