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RE: (ET) depth control
- Subject: RE: (ET) depth control
- From: "Elie, Larry (L.D.)" <lelie ford com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:07:38 -0400
- Hop-count: 1
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
The chain is for depth control also.
Each link is about 1". Allow enough slack in the chain to drop to the
depth you desire. For example, on a hard surface, lower the tiller until
the blades touch the ground, then take all the slack out of the chain and
hook the chain at the lift to this position. This is now zero depth. If
I add 1 link of slack, I have 1" depth. Two links, 2", etc. I typically
till 4" to 5", or 3" to cultivate. By setting the chain, you just lower
the strap until the chain is supporting the tiller and the depth is
automatically fixed. Very repeatable. Bill Gunn explained all that to
me; I don't have a manual.
From: Neil Dennis [mailto:wombat RealNS com]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 9:35 AM
Subject: (ET) depth control
Larry, explain to me about the "dog chain" for depth control on tiller.
On mine, there is a small link chain that hooks into the lift arm to
support the tiller during transport. I control depth by the drawbar
hookup on the tractor.