Required materials and tools
To make a trailer yourself, you need the following materials and tools:
- metal corners;
- metal sheets for leg support;
- square metal profile;
- wheels (2 pcs.);
- welding machine;
- other tools (saw, screwdriver, etc.).
Tiller adapter design diagram
The adapter for the tiller is a kind of towing device made on the frame and having two wheels. Structurally, adapters are divided into several types, in terms of simple, they can be simple and more complex. The main types are considered universal, these are those that are able to transport goods and perform soil cultivation, and simple ones, capable of performing only soil cultivation.
For tillers of different power, different adapters are used, for a low power one, an adapter with a short drawbar is installed, for a powerful one with a long one. Also, universal adapters are equipped with additional functionality, an increase in track, lifting attachments, etc..
Description of the adapter for the motoblock
The adapter is a special module for moving on the trailer. With its help, you will be able to operate the machine in a sitting position and at the same time till the soil. For example, the adapter to the MTZ tiller has steering control. It is quite possible to do it yourself. One of the sections of the article below is devoted to how this can be done. In the meantime, let’s talk about the purpose of this attachment..
Using an adapter, you can greatly simplify the use of this home technology. You will be able to change attachments for hilling or planting potatoes, flat cutter, plow and other accessories. Also, the adapter speeds up absolutely any garden work. In other words, if you apply such a device in practice, then the speed of labor will increase from 5 to 10-11 km / h.
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Varieties of adapters for tiller
Externally, the adapter looks like a two-wheeled trailer with a driver’s seat. When installing such a trailer, almost all work performed is automated. The tiller itself becomes practically a mini-tractor. In addition, several models have a dedicated lever that allows you to raise and lower the seat, making your work even more comfortable..
Tiller adapters can be of several types. To make the unit yourself, you need to decide which type will be more convenient and comfortable for the owner. Depending on the type of clutch, they come with a steering and a movable joint. Depending on how the main power plant is located, there are two types: front and rear adapters.
You can also read about how to make a tiller trailer yourself..
Drawings of key adapter assemblies
Coupling mechanism. It looks like a welded structure inserted into the main frame and bolted to it. Consists of two pieces of square pipe welded onto each other and a piece of regular “water” pipe with a gauge of 1.1.5 inches.
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In the pipe, not fully inserted, clamped by a bolt, a stem with a welded on homemade tee. The stem is lubricated with grease and allows the tee to rotate along the axis, to provide a rolling effect when moving on uneven ground.
Wheel attachment assembly. The structure consists of two perpendicularly welded pipe sections. The horizontal section is inserted into the fixing pipe and bolted together. On the vertical part, an axle with a wheel is fixed (on bearings).
Other nodes of the adapter are not so important, and we will not consider them..
Adapter for Tiller Neva
Drawings and dimensions for different tillers may vary depending on the design. So for the popular models of Neva, MTZ, OKA tillers, homemade adapters can differ significantly.
By making a homemade adapter to the tiller, using various types of attachments with it, you can not only facilitate the work, but also significantly increase productivity.
DIY front adapter for tiller
Homemade front steering adapter for tiller: homemade photo report.
Dear visitors of the site The Builder Himself! We present to your attention another homemade product from the craftsman Mikhail, who is engaged in the construction of various homemade mini tractors and other agricultural products. technicians.
This time we will look at a rather useful homemade product that will undoubtedly come in handy for tiller owners – a homemade front adapter with steering for a tiller.
Such a device greatly facilitates the work of cultivating the garden, because, in fact, by installing the adapter on the tiller, it will already be a mini-tractor with steering control, and working on a mini-tractor is much easier than with a tiller.
The process of building a tiller adapter is presented in these detailed
Homemade frame welded from a profile pipe.
The base under the seat is welded to the frame.
Steering rack from a VAZ car.
Steering rods also from a VAZ car.
As a result, the author made a mini tractor from a tiller with his own hands..
Types of adapters for tiller
There are several types of adapters for mini tractors, including for homemade.
- With lifting arm. The presented type of suspended equipment will simplify control, movement around the site.
- For the transportation of goods. They are equipped with special bodies, capable of withstanding the maximum load.
- With long or short drawbar. Short type – for lightweight type, long type – for heavy machinery.
- With telescopic drawbar. This design allows for width adjustment.
This technique is also divided by the type of construction:
Adapter making instructions
Now let’s talk about how to independently make a front adapter with steering for your small tractor..
To manufacture the steering wheel tiller adapter, you will need the following materials:
- Two identical wheels on an axle. The radius of the wheels ranges from 15-18 inches. Even wheels from the old Soviet “Volga” can fit.
- Steering wheel and column bearings.
- Frame steel (channel, pipe or angle).
- Fasteners (washers, bolts, nuts).
- Lubricants (lithol or solidol).
- Consumables (drills, electrodes, angle grinder discs).
- Wrench set.
- Angle Grinder.
- Welding machine.
Before starting work, it is important to take into account that the wheels should not have a very large or small radius..
Drawings and dimensions
An example of a simple circuit
The adapter will be based on a square metal profile. Usually it is taken with a length of 160 to 180 cm. A smaller profile is attached to it directly perpendicularly – 50-60 cm (depending on the size of the desired track).
Wheel stands are attached to the resulting structure. As for the racks, their size is 25-40 cm. It is determined depending on the tiller itself. Then braces are welded, the length of which is determined from the desired size of the entire structure and other parameters.
In a separate article you can find drawings of a cart for a tiller.
Next, a frame is created, the side rails of which are attached to the wheel struts with bolts. The attachment is subsequently attached to the frame, then the control lever. It has 3 knees in sizes 20, 35 and 55 cm.
To increase mass and effort, another lever is created with a larger size – 80 cm.
Assembling the adapter for the tiller
Stage 1. Creation of a kinematic diagram.
From the very beginning, at the design stage, it is necessary to create a kinematic diagram in which it is necessary to ensure the balance of the entire system and prevent additional overload. In this case, it is appropriate to use ready-made options (as an example below) or create it yourself.
Simple adapter diagram
Stage 2. Creating basic elements.
When manufacturing the frame structure, it is necessary to provide for a fork with a sleeve. It will allow the trailer to turn freely. The frame itself is made of metal corners and pipes, the body is made of steel sheet. To create wheel struts, a diagram is drawn or a ready-made one is taken.
Often a 15 cm pin is used to create the hitch assembly. It is inserted into the hole in the drawbar of the U-shaped towbar of the tiller.
This option quickly fails, as it wears out too quickly due to the freely rotating trailer, which breaks the engaging holes. It is recommended to increase the length of the U-link for long term use.
Stage 3. Seat installation.
The seat is secured 80 cm from the front edge to the adapter beam frame and bolted.
Often additional elements are added to the adapter: seat adjustment, additional levers – here it all depends on the creator’s imagination, as well as the goals and time of using the tiller.
Steering to the tiller do it yourself video
How to make an adapter to the tiller with your own hands
It is not difficult to create a homemade adapter for a tiller with your own hands, it will take time, desire and a small amount of money.
The presented view assumes a rigid fixation on the tiller. The steering gear is carried out in the format of a separate independent unit. In addition, a pair of wheels, which act as a steering gear, are installed at both the front and rear. Each of them is guided by personal preferences. The position of the steering gear is also related to spare parts, daily use. Driving a “home” mini-tractor with a homemade adapter is no more difficult than, for example, an ATV.
Features of the adapter design
This attachment includes:
- driver’s seat;
- a pair of wheels;
- wheel axle;
That is, the adapter gives the impression of a cart that is attached to the main equipment. As a result, it makes it look like a mini tractor..
Now let’s talk about each component in detail..
- To make a front adapter for a do-it-yourself steering tiller, a frame is required. A body or a driver’s seat is attached to it. The frame is mounted on the chassis.
- The driver’s seat is attached to the frame for ease of use. This was conceived in order to make it pleasant and easy to operate the equipment in the process of gardening..
- Wheels and wheel axle make gardening easier for the operator with this small tractor.
- There are two types of wheels for a home tractor – rubber and metal. The metal wheels can be used for reliable work in the fields. The rubber wheels are equipped with a deep tread pattern. This allows the operator to move the machine on unpaved roads and, if necessary, off-road. In any case, the wheels for the adapter are supplied with the purchase in a set for the equipment itself. But if the user wants to change them, you need to pay attention to their type and size..
- Device for coupling (fastening) with a tiller. The fastener for the MTZ unit is made of steel or cast iron, using welding. The hitch is one of the essential building blocks. It provides a secure connection to the motorized part of the trailed implement. The most used is the U-shaped attachment point, because thanks to this device, the vehicle turns out to be more stable.