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Tiller wont stay behind tow vehicle

I bought a used tow behind tiller, an older rotospade brand, it has a 5hp motor and runs well, the problem I'm having is keeping it straight behind my ATV or mower. The yoke isn't permanantly attached to the tiller, it attached with a pin and then the other end is attached with a pin to the tow vehicle. If I have the tines rotating forward the tiller wants to come around on me and tries to climb the tow vehicle. If I have the tines rotating backwards the tiller bounces out of control. My guess is I need to weld the yoke onto the tiller to help control it in forward gears but I'm not sure. I'm also guessing I need to add weight to stop the bouncing when the tines are in reverse. Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks, Tom.

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Add weight, sounds like it's gone rogue!

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SOURCE: in order to start my tiller up the tines have to engaged

no,it sounds like the wires on the neutral safety switch need to be changed or the switch is bad

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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