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I picked up a tiller last fall, had seen it tilling a garden before purchasing, was tilling a previously tilled potatoe plot and it work good. Yesterday I attempted to till a neighbor's garden. The tiller did work sorta of. would just stop turning until I rasied slightly, I could lower it and it would work okay and then stall again, Tractor a 446 Magnum (repowered wit 18 hp P series) had plenty of power and would spin it tires. The soil is clay and in my opinion to wet to till, but I don't feel that was the problem. I believe it is the hydr. motor that need some TLC. Any advise? :headscratcher:

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I'd wait until the soil dries out a bit. :sidelaugh:

If you have a pressure gauge I'd connect it to the PTO valve and see what kind of pressure you're getting. I have a tiller that used to have a similar problem then I switched it to a different tractor and it worked fine. I then found the relief valve was set too low on the first tractor.
 

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I've seen this a few times ... are you sure it was running the right direction? Worked on the other tractor ... which may have had the quick connects reversed.

If running the right way ... then I would look at the pressures on the PTO line as suggested already.

Wet soil/clay may not till well, but it should not be a key problem with stalling. My experience is the soil will slice more easily when damp ... but then clump up real nasty.

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Bart said:
I'd wait until the soil dries out a bit. :sidelaugh:

If you have a pressure gauge I'd connect it to the PTO valve and see what kind of pressure you're getting. I have a tiller that used to have a similar problem then I switched it to a different tractor and it worked fine. I then found the relief valve was set too low on the first tractor.
Check the pressure today 3000 psi and engine kills. Guess I should lower it a bit. :sidelaugh:
Problem was because of bent parts the PTO valve wasn't getting fully opened. Handle guide.

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