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Hydraulic Tiller with forward/reverse control

Discussion in 'JD Lawn & Garden Tractor Forum' started by Bob Levin, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Bob Levin

    Bob Levin New Member

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    I have not posted for a while. I have a 42" hydraulic tiller on my 316. I would like to be able to reverse rotation once in a while to clear debris etc. I'm wondering if anyone has installed some mechanism to do that. I was looking on line at hydraulic directional control valves and wonder if that might be a possibility. Any information on the subject would be appreciated. A belated Merry Xmas to all. Bob Levin DSCN7280.JPG DSCN7281.JPG
     
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  2. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could help do not know enough about it to make suggestions .Keep us posted though. Good luck
     

  3. i have a 30 hydraulic tiller with 12 inch extension. Very similar to yours. The manual shows how to reverse by removing the mounting arms and position them to face the other direction.
    Hydraulic motors can be bi-rotational but I do not know if the 30 and 42 tiller motors are bi-rotational. John Deere didn't engineer them to be bi-rotational but that doesn't tell us whether they are or are not.
     
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  4. Bob Levin

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    Thanks Modeere. That is good to know. In my case, I wouldn't want to switch arms and swivel the tiller 180 degrees around for long term use in reverse rotation. I only need capability to reverse rotation briefly from time to time by the installation of a rotational control valve of some sort. I wonder how I would find out if the tiller motor is "bi-rotational" as you mentioned. Thanks again for the post.
     
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  5. Here is a web page that might give you more information. Then you can decide if you want to try this. https://shop.finaldriveparts.com/shop-talk-blog/hydraulic-connections-on-a-final-drive/
     
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  6. Bob Levin

    Bob Levin New Member

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    Bob Levin New Member

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    Thanks MoDeere, Good information. thanks for this forum. I'm not pursuing this immediately. Things have come up. I thought I would have more time after retirement, but not so.
     
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