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If there is a tiller on a 140, does it have a stop to keep it from tilting up towards the seat? Say if it were to bounce or if someone were to pick it up by the tiller....and how much does a tiller weigh? approx. off the tractor of course...thanks for the help.

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Hi Scot. The #33 tiller will only lift about 4" or so out of the ground. I can't remember if there is a welded stop or if it is just the way the pivot linkage is. The owners manual for it (with one 8" extension so that it is the width of the tractor, 34" tilling width) put the weight at 240lbs.

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Hi Scot. You may want to invest in a couple of front end weights if you'll be loading this on a trailer. Just for using on flat ground though you would probably be OK with no front weights. Also, if you have the factory lift arm for it, there is a cam that lets you limit the tilling depth, and it also lets you lock the tiller in the raised position (which I do when trailering my 140/33 tiller, as I like the tiller raised so it is easier to attach rear tiedown straps, but I wouldn't want to or trust the lift cylinder to hold it up while going down the road).

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This is the first Winter I have been using my 345 for blowing snow, previous years have used my 318 with pretty good success. I'm using the 345 in the past two day have broken two blower drive belts costing $77.00 for them. Both belts were routed correctly around the pulleys & idler with no obstructions. Might have hit something which broke the first belt but, when the second belt broke to my knowledge did not hit any heavy object which should have caused the new belt to break. Talked to the Deere dealer & he said Deere wouldn't cover what they call a impact break {when the belt just breaks clean as this is called an impact break} Now today I blew snow for about one hours & it worked great, of course I did slow down the speed & only took half a cut unlike before when I used it like I was using my 318 with the full cut. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
 

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You should have broken the shear bolt before you broke the belt. I would check to see if the bolt has be replaced with a grade 8 bolt instead of the weaker bolt specified by JD. I think it is grade 5. I also have a 345 and this year over doing it I killed the engine and still did no damage to the belts. Roger
 

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I can't confirm that the shear bolt is a grade 5 or not but, will make sure of that today.
In no way was I working this machine hard enough to stall the engine when this new belt broke, & didn't hear any sounds like an foreign object going through the blower other then heavy snow. Thanks for the info
 
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