How often do you have to perform maintenance on the tiller tines?

Discussion in 'Rototiller Forum' started by NUTNDUN, Dec 19, 2010.


    NUTNDUN Administrator

    Seeing how I don't really have any experience with tillers and dad has three of them now for his Bolens garden tractors I figured I would ask.

    Do you pretty much use them until they are well worn or is there some type of maintenance you can perform to the tines to make them last longer?
  2. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I usually use mine till they are well worn,but I suppose any wear all depends on a couple of things,how much they are used,and what kind of soil they are used in.I'm not really sure what you could do to make them last longer.
  3. Bolens 1000

    Bolens 1000 Member

    The tines on those Bolens tillers were guaranteed for the entire life of the tiller.... but as you might expect that is no longer an option :(

    All my Bolens tines are in decent shape for being 45 years old...
    Don't really think you can do anything to make them last longer...
  4. MH81

    MH81 Member

    I wonder if you can weld them back up with hard rod before they get to thin?
  5. caseguy

    caseguy Member

    I've never seen them get thin, just get shorter.
  6. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    I have welded up broken tines before but not worn out ones.
  7. Bolens 1000

    Bolens 1000 Member

    I do believe I remember seeing a thread somewhere .....
    A guy welded the tines to make them last.
  8. mjodrey

    mjodrey Moderator

    Well you could hard weld them,it would possibly help a bit.
  9. daytime dave

    daytime dave Member

    At dad's place, he just lets them wear out. It doesn't take too long either. The glaciers left millions of rocks in his soil. All sizes too. It takes nice, new square blades and makes them look like knife blades. It takes a toll on the whole machine. That's why he has so many.
  10. bhts

    bhts Member

    Use them till there gone and make new ones.

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