The next way to make such a movement unit with your own hands is with the help of old car protectors of a car or tractor. Such a caterpillar attachment to the tiller is quite practical and easy to manufacture. Another advantage of this method is the absence of the need to manufacture special lugs.
First, you need to cut a tread track from the old tire with your own hands and carefully separate its side surfaces. Cutting off the side surface is quite problematic. This can be done manually with a well-sharpened knife..
However, in this case, the process may be delayed, and it is unlikely that you will cut off the side part with high quality and accuracy. An ordinary jigsaw can come to the rescue. It is best to use a fine-toothed file. In order to reduce the friction of the jigsaw blade, periodically moisten it with water or a special soap solution.
After you have removed the beads, if necessary, remove excess layers from the seamy side of your workpiece. This must be done if the resulting track is too hard..
Tip: If you notice that the tread pattern does not fit, it is better to re-cut new lugs.
The resulting caterpillar is perfect for your tiller, since it will initially have a closed loop, therefore, its reliability will be higher. Among the disadvantages of a tire travel unit, a limited width can be noted. Although this disadvantage can be avoided if you use a double or triple tread.
DIY snowmobile caterpillar
The most important part of a snowmobile is its track, I want to show you a detailed overview of how to make a homemade snowmobile track. There are a lot of self-made self-propelled vehicles on the Internet, but basically everyone shows how to ride them, without showing the production itself.
Track links manufacturing
A plastic water pipe cut in half, with an outer diameter of 40 millimeters, a wall thickness of 5 millimeters, was used as tracks. it is screwed to the conveyor belt using M6 bolts with a wide head, a grover washer, a nut. I did not bend the washers beforehand, they perfectly take the shape of the surface when tightened. The connection of the conveyor belt is made in this way: the same bolts as used in the fastening of the track, 5 pieces.
The distance between the lines is 93 millimeters, I did not invent this distance myself, I found it on the Internet, shared the experience of a designer who has already built such devices. And in tests this size is ideal for the given belt thickness and for the drive sprockets used on the snowmobile..
Guide for making a caterpillar for a tiller from improvised means
Do-it-yourself or purchased tracks on a tiller increase the throughput of the transport at times. With this device, you can independently equip a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle. A ready-made factory caterpillar triangular drive GP H1 is a rather expensive device. Therefore, we offer an alternative option – homemade motoblock tracks in several versions and modifications..
Caterpillar manufacturing process
For the manufacture of the caterpillar, I made a special jig, it rather simplifies and speeds up the work process. The conductor itself can be made from any plywood, you make the width as the width of the tape, and mark the holes at a distance of 93 millimeters, then just press them against the tape with clamps, drill through the conductor, rearrange and so on in a circle. This is much faster than marking all the holes on the tape itself. The whole process took literally 10 minutes and all the holes for the tracks were ready. The entire track assembly is quite light, I can easily lift it with one hand.
Materials needed to make a caterpillar
The caterpillar is made of the following elements: a conveyor belt 3 millimeters thick, a total conveyor belt width of 30 centimeters, the belt was cut in half to make two belts of 15 centimeters. The length of the tracks is 50 centimeters, the tracks are slightly wider than the conveyor belt, this is the distance needed to hook the track to the drive sprocket from the snowmobile. I think in this way you can make a caterpillar in general for any snowmobile, even not homemade, here you can see the prices for Tyumen snowmobiles.
What caterpillars can be made from
Nowadays, many people try to design and make improvised all-terrain vehicles with their own hands, but it is very problematic to make a caterpillar for a tiller, since it must be light and strong at the same time. Below we will provide several ways to implement this idea..
To make a tracked module for a tiller, you can use the tools at hand. The easiest way is to make homemade tracks using a roller chain and conveyor belt..
In order to make a caterpillar with your own hands from these materials, you do not need special tools or machines. Homemade conveyor belt and chain tracks can be stitched from the edge with fishing line to extend their lifespan. When flashing, observe a step of 1-2 cm.
You can connect the tape into a ring in different ways:
- you can use a hinge that is similar to a piano hinge;
- you can sew the edges of the tape, but this method will not be reliable.
Tip: Select the thickness of the future caterpillar depending on the power of your tiller.
For high-power units, a tape with a thickness of 7-15 mm can be used. It is also used for agricultural machinery. However, remember that you need to carefully install such a tape, since its weight is quite large..
Using the roller chain
In order to make home-made tracks for a tiller from a sleeve-roller chain and a conveyor belt, there is no need to use special tools and machines. To extend the life of a homemade device, it should be stitched with fishing line along the edges. In this case, it is important to maintain a distance of 2 cm.
When a track tiller is made according to this principle, the connection of the tape into a ring can be done in different ways, it can be a hinge or sewing of the edges. The latter option is not reliable. If you have a high-power unit, then you can use a tape, the thickness of which varies from 7 to 15 mm. It is usually used in conjunction with agricultural machinery. However, such a tape must be installed carefully, because its weight is quite impressive..
Use of tires
Another way to make tracks is to use car treads. The advantage of this technology is expressed in the absence of the need to manufacture lugs. When running a tiller on tracks, at this stage it is necessary to prepare a track from the old tire by separating the side surfaces. This task is quite difficult. Some craftsmen use a knife for this, but the process is delayed..
For a neat cut, you must use an electric jigsaw. You can reduce the friction of the tool blade by wetting it in soapy water or water. As soon as the sides can be removed, excess layers should be removed from the seamy side of the workpiece. This procedure will be needed if the track is too hard..
When the tracks on the tiller are made by hand using this technology, they will have a closed loop, which indicates high reliability. However, there are also disadvantages, which are expressed in the limited width. However, this problem can be avoided by using a double or triple protector..
If you need tracks for the Neva tiller, the price of this device should interest you. However, you can do it yourself. It is necessary to start assembling the tiller from the drive shaft. The housing with bearings should be fixed to it, overrunning clutches should be installed and an asterisk welded. Clutches will act as a differential during operation.
Then the structure is complemented by a frame and wheels. A telescopic link, handlebar and plow must be installed on the frame. If we are talking about an agricultural tiller, then it is complemented by special wheels that facilitate traction on the ground. In order to connect the frame to the suspension and the scooter frame, if any is present in the structure, then a pair of arcuate pipes should be used. There should be space between them for a fuel tank..
When a tiller is performed on tracks, the arrangement of the engine is accompanied by the installation of brackets, which are completed with steel axles. Their length should be 150 mm. The bracket must be cantilevered to the U-shaped frame. An engine with a suspension is installed on the axle itself. The structure is connected by arcs of the frame, only after that you can start installing the secondary shaft. Then the master will have to pull the chains and stretch the cables..
Using chains and belts
Tracks can also be made from belts. This method is convenient and simple. Belts should be of a wedge profile. The connection in this case is carried out by lugs, which are fixed with screws or rivets..
Such tracks are perfect for the Neva tiller. However, those that are made from the same old chains will be considered more reliable. One tape will need two chains. To do this, use the product of the right size, the links are unclenched, the chains are folded into rings, the edges must be clamped and welded.
Homemade brushcutter chain attachment
The resulting structure is fastened with lugs, which should be made of thick steel plates. They need to be drilled in advance. When the tracks are made on the tiller with your own hands, at the last stage, the products must be placed on both sides of the chain links and fixed with bolts and nuts.
Before you start creating tracks, you must remember that the device should not be too high, as this will shift the center of gravity of the vehicle. As a result, you run the risk of the tiller tipping over in difficult terrain, sharp turns and inconvenient roads. Tracks for a tiller, the price of which is 26,500 rubles, can be purchased as a universal attachment.
Caterpillars for a tiller, the price of which is quite high, you can make yourself. At the same time, you should not use air cooling of the engine, because such a motor will not be able to cope with the increased load. Experts recommend the use of water cooling, as it will allow the engine to be more durable during long-term operation..
Tracked tiller addition
When a caterpillar tiller is manufactured, the next step is to supplement it with an appropriate design. For this, a wide variety of materials are usually used, but the low engine power must be taken into account, which indicates the need for light tracks..
You should not use tracks borrowed from a collective farm bulldozer, because they will destroy the engine. This is usually done with car tires, such as off-road tires. It is suitable for the reason that the tread in this case has an aggressive pattern, this indicates a reliable grip.
How to make a tiller on tracks with your own hands
Treatment of a site seems to be a rather difficult task, even if it has a small area. It is sometimes impossible to manage this issue with improvised tools. It is quite difficult to loosen, weed and dig a vegetable garden without additional equipment..
If there is an opportunity to purchase a tiller, which will become an indispensable assistant on the site, then you need to do just that. However, the work can be facilitated with the help of self-made equipment. This article will focus on the tracked trailer.
How to make a homemade tiller gearbox
For self-assembly of the conversion device on the tiller, you need to stock up on the following tools:
- vernier caliper and metal ruler;
- a set of screwdrivers of different sizes, including oblique;
- pliers and wire cutters;
- saw for metal;
- electric drill with a set of drills for metal;
- hammers – big and small;
- rubber gaskets.
If you decide to assemble a gearbox yourself for your tiller, be sure to make an approximate calculation. This will help determine at least the gear ratio and the type of converter you need..
Also, with the help of preliminary calculations, you can estimate the dimensions of the future transmission device..
To make the correct calculation, decide on the parameters of your engine. For calculations, it is necessary to clarify several data:
- Engine speed. However, this value is not constant: it is necessary to “add gas”, and it will increase significantly. Therefore, the calculations are based on the basis – the number of idle revolutions plus 10%.
- Estimated number of revolutions for the suspension axle. It is calculated taking into account the diameter of the wheels to determine the run-out per full revolution. Based on this, you can calculate how fast the axle should rotate in order to provide the most comfortable speed for the tiller. This is an average of 3 to 5 km / h.
Consider a simple example: the engine idling power, taking into account an increase of 10%, is 600 rpm, and to achieve a speed of 3 km / h, a rotational speed of 200 rpm is required. Therefore, the design gear ratio is 3: 1. In other words, to reduce the speed of rotation of the axle by three times, in order to ensure the speed of movement of 3 km per hour, the torque is increased three times.
How to make a gearbox for a tiller with your own hands
Making a gearbox for a tiller with your own hands is a difficult and at the same time interesting task. This is one of the important mechanisms, without which the work of garden equipment using a tiller is unthinkable. Its main task is to reduce the speed of the drive shaft and at the same time increase or decrease the torque to the drive..
When starting to manufacture a gearbox, it is necessary to clarify which type of mechanism is preferable for your tiller. It depends not only on the power of the engine, but also on its layout, as well as on the level of complexity of the tasks..
The design of any converting device for a tiller (gearbox) consists of a set of shafts or gears of different diameters transmitting the movement, enclosed in a robust housing.
Converting devices are divided into several types according to the type of transmission:
- worm (gear-worm);
- combined systems.
For chain-type gearboxes, rotation is transmitted using a chain and different-sized sprockets, which are mounted on rotary shafts. The principle of operation of the belt mechanism is similar to the chain mechanism, but instead of sprockets and a chain, pulleys and a belt are used..
Inside the body of the gear reducer there are shafts with gears mounted on them, having straight or oblique teeth. Gears transfer rotation from the engine to moving parts. Bevel gears are used in angle gears for heavy tillers.
Types of mechanisms
According to the way of work and action, all conversion mechanisms for tillers are divided into several types:
- reversible with reverse speed (reverse gear reverse gear);
To redirect rotational energy from the vertical drive to the horizontal plane, an angular gearbox using bevel gears (bevel gearbox) is used.
Reducing the number of revolutions and increasing the power of the drive mechanism are provided by reduction gear reducers, or creepers for the tiller. They are considered the most reliable for the operation of an air-cooled diesel or gasoline tiller. This allows them to be used for particularly heavy work – for example, for plowing heavy soil or harvesting potatoes using a potato digger..
Step-by-step instructions for assembling a chain reducer
If you have certain skills, you can make a gearbox of any type with your own hands, but the easiest way is to assemble a small-sized mechanism with a chain drive. Materials for it are easier to find, they are reliable in work.
To make a homemade chain mechanism, stock up on the following parts and materials:
- sprockets with the required number of teeth;
- driven shaft;
- cylindrical and eccentric bearings;
- protective cover;
- fasteners for connecting parts of the casing;
- chains with the required number of links.
When assembling a gearbox of any design, bearings must not be replaced with bushings. Misalignments between the driving and driven parts are unacceptable.
An old gearbox housing of a suitable size can be used as a protective cover by drilling holes in it for fastening.
- Making a homemade gearbox for a tiller begins with attaching a drive sprocket to the output shaft of the engine. A key or flange can be used to secure it. Depending on the design of the output shaft, even spot welding can be applied.
- The driven shaft should be turned on the machine. An asterisk is fixed on it in the same way as on the drive shaft..
- A more reliable way is to make a shaft from two semiaxes, at the ends of which flanges are machined. The driven sprocket is fixed between them, fastening the entire structure with bolts. In this version, the second stage sprocket will be fixed more accurately and securely..
- To protect the gearbox mechanism from dirt and mechanical damage, it is placed in a protective case, which also serves as a reservoir containing liquid lubricant for moving parts.
- In the protective housing (crankcase), holes are drilled for installing support bearings. The driven shaft is mounted on cylindrical bearings, and the driving shaft is mounted on eccentrics. By changing, due to its design features, the position in the seat in a radius of 15 °, the eccentric bearing also changes the position of the drive shaft, thus adjusting the chain tension.
It is imperative that the teeth of the sprocket attached to the driven shaft be submerged in the lubricating oil. When the shaft rotates, all units of the chain reducer are uniformly lubricated.
- To ensure the tightness of the crankcase, oil seals and sealing gaskets are installed along the mowing line of the connector and in the bearing seats. If standard gaskets are not suitable, a special low-resistance sealant can be used..
If the calculation of the gear ratio is done correctly, then the gearbox, carefully assembled taking into account all the design features of your tiller, will ensure the smooth operation of the mechanisms no worse than its industrial counterparts..
Topic author: Evgeny
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Dmitry (Daewon) yes
Dmitry (Daewon) through the interval. and everything will be good
Dmitry (Daewon) here’s an example. dragged a mini buggy weighing under 200 kg. craving was super not even felt. stars 15-42 from izha the second 11-42 from Minsk.
Evgeny (Ellery) Dmitry, and what are the best stars to put. I’m new to this business.
Dmitry (Daewon) Eugene, well, you need a little speed, right? 5-10 km per hour?
Evgeny (Ellery) I have already started collecting, but I have it a little differently. I’ll post the photo later.
Evgeny (Ellery) Well 20 km will be enough
Evgeny (Ellery) 15-20 km
Dmitry (Daewon) Eugene, well, this is an option that drove about 15 so that the diameter of the wheels is 30cm. stars 15-42 and 11-42.
Evgeny (Ellery) I don’t have such stars. The first stage is belt and the second is chain and stars 13 and 25 from the Yenisei combine
Dmitry (Daewon) Eugene, well try it. I told you that it really worked. calculate
Evgeny (Ellery) Dmitry, thanks. I’ll try and then we’ll see what happens)
Dmitry (Daewon) Eugene, yes) I myself had this experiment) right now I have already removed everything. remaking for an alpha engine and wheels from oki
Evgeny (Ellery) U me
Evgeny (Ellery) Dmitry, this is also an experiment for me. Your abilities)
Dmitry (Daewon) Eugene, that’s right) not everyone is sitting on the couch and drinking beer)))) need to work with hands and brains)))
Evgeny (Ellery) Dmitry, that’s for sure! Yes, I just want to make myself a tiller and buy expensive for my salary, so I started from what was at hand
Anatoly (Efraim) Power is not enough, look for engine with ant and there will be norms
Sergey (Clarity) Anatoly, I have a tiller with a capacity of 2 l / s and he pulls a car trailer, and it is difficult to hold it with your hands
Evgeny (Ellery) Sergey, and there is a photo of the tiller, you can show
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How to easily make a tiller from a chainsaw yourself.
How to make a tiller out of a chainsaw friendship? A homemade chainsaw tiller is a reliable household helper that is different.
We make a tiller from a chainsaw with our own hands
According to the land owners, who have already experienced all the features of handicraft motor vehicles from a gasoline saw assembled with their own hands, Druzhba demonstrates an excellent result after modernization. With the right choice of the power plant for a homemade unit, it works no worse than its industrial prototypes.
The absolute advantages of this device are:
- high power, reaching in some samples up to 4 horsepower;
- lightness – insignificant weight will not make the unit heavier and will add mobility to it;
- small size – a small engine does not require frame reinforcement, which reduces the financial costs of its manufacture;
- economical consumption of fuel and lubricants;
- performance, which is conditioned by the readiness for continuous loads;
- the possibility of using all kinds of fuels and lubricants;
- functioning in a completely autonomous mode;
- applicability for various types of work.
The assembly procedure depends on the drawing used and is subject to change, but the main points of the assembly include the following activities. The frame is assembled according to the drawing.
The work process is organized as follows:
- we take a metal pipe with a cross section of at least 20 mm and bend it so that the overall appearance looks like 2 spars, the end of which is directed upwards;
- in the rear area of the spar, the steering wheel from the motorcycle is welded;
- we strengthen the base with crossbars;
- to the rear bends of the side members, electrically weld the support platform for the battery.
Further work continues on the following points.
- Now we mount a specialized flange, with which the shaft will be fixed to the main structure of the unit from a gasoline saw.
- At the market of used parts, we buy sprockets from a UAZ car. Through them, the clearance (ground clearance) between the ground plane and the connecting wheel beam will be formed.
- We take bearings with a 30 mm diameter. We fix them to the main bridge.
- The gearbox, equipped with a gearbox, is assembled from the engine from a motorcycle.
- Wheels and cutters of a homemade cultivator are installed on a metal pipe of the required diameter.
- Due to the low speed of the tiller, a forced-type cooling system is required. The simplest solution is to install a fan. And so that the air flow is directed to the cylinder, a protective coating is applied. It could be an old motorcycle gas tank..
After completion of assembly work, it is imperative to test the equipment, doing this with the utmost discretion.
Do not forget to install the weight on the front of the unit, firmly fastening it to the body. This will make it possible for homemade agricultural machinery to maintain the center of inertia. If the element is fixed unstably, the tiller will walk with a shaker during operation, which will lead to failure of the motor..
The first start-up of a homemade tiller based on the Druzhba chainsaw.
How to assemble a homemade tiller from a chainsaw Friendship
Assembling a moped
To assemble a moped yourself, you will need mechanical skills, a set of keys, and a tester. This vehicle is made from a Druzhba chainsaw and a bicycle. From the last unit, you will need to remove the frame, which will be altered for the drive. Power in such a moped will be transmitted through a gear pair of a bicycle chain, and the start will resemble preparation for cutting firewood..
To make a modern moped, you need “Friendship” and a mountain bike equipped with a good shock absorption system and reliable brakes. The resulting vehicle is additionally equipped with a gearbox (gear ratio 18: 1) and a variator transmission. This moped assembly technology provides a comfortable ride at the speed of a regular bike..
To make a motor for a boat, you will need to transfer torque from the engine of the Druzhba chainsaw to the propeller. At the same time, the first unit does not require the installation of the transmission. A lathe is required to make a reliable adapter. The propeller can be removed from the factory boat powertrain. If necessary, the device is equipped with a gearbox that changes the angle of rotation of the shaft by 90 °. A simple outboard motor works well without it. In this case, the engine is fixed on the boat so that the shaft is immersed in the water at a slight angle..
tiller based on the Druzhba chainsaw – YouTube
The first start-up of a homemade tiller based on the Druzhba chainsaw.
Tracked module for tiller
The tracked module for a tiller is an attachment that will make it possible to transform your equipment into a snowmobile or a motorized towing vehicle. Moreover, this can be done in a matter of minutes..
Tracks for a tiller are beneficial for those who already have a motor cultivator. Having such an attachment, it is possible to put on the caterpillar track not only the Neva tiller and other brands of similar equipment, but also motor cultivators with a working shaft diameter of 30 mm.
To make a caterpillar drive to the tiller with your own hands, you may need a drawing.
Under the Krutets brand, caterpillar belts are produced, which, regardless of the power and weight of the cultivator, are suitable for tillers of any manufacturer. They have a sturdy frame and can be used in any season. The prefix is installed on the tiller using keys.
Domestic “Lynx”, “Ant” and “Buran” can be attributed to the well-known consoles on Tillery. Imported ones include: Talon 380, Talon WT, etc..
As for a self-made caterpillar, you need to remember that its high height increases the center of gravity of the unit. This threatens instability and rollover on bends and problem areas. Additional axle needs to be increased for stability.
If you use a triangular swivel extension (in the absence of a differential), there is a chance to increase the maneuverability of the vehicle. Please note that an air-cooled engine unit is not suitable for crawler tracks..
He just can’t handle the heavy load. Water cooled tillers are ideal. The motor does not overheat with this cooling.
Tiller tracks allow those who like active rest in winter – fishermen and hunters – to get to their destination without hindrance. Such a machine can also transport various goods, hay or firewood..
Reviews of homemade caterpillars are positive. When making your own tracks, you cannot save on trifles and details, otherwise the tiller will turn out to be unreliable. Or you need to purchase homemade consoles from craftsmen who have repeatedly been engaged in the manufacture of caterpillars for tillers.
If you are not confident in your abilities, it is better to purchase a ready-made set-top box. Its only drawback is the high price..
A method of making a caterpillar from belts and chains
Consider a method of making a product from belts and chains. Tracks can also be made from standard V-belts. Connect them using lugs, which are attached to the belts with screws and rivets.
When making tracks from chains, they must be the same size. The chains are opened, closed in a ring and welded. Steel plates can be used to make lugs, which are used to fasten chains with bolts..
On sale you can find a unique caterpillar drive GP – H1, which is suitable for many cultivators. It is suitable for the tiller “Neva”, “Ugra”, “Cascade”, “Salute”, “Favorite”, “Oka”, Havert, Caiman, Nusqarna.
They have a circle diameter of 30 mm. For heavy tillers such as MTZ or Agro, these tracks are not suitable.
Tiller “Neva” with a caterpillar attachment has good maneuverability. It is impossible to get stuck with it in mud, snow and sand. It is very popular in Russia, as it is intended for processing small areas..
Ready-made tracks for tillers are very easy to install. They serve as attachments.
Guide for making a caterpillar for a tiller from improvised means: drawings of a goose, instructions, video
Many craftsmen, in order not to spend money on buying a ready-made caterpillar for a tiller, start making it with their own hands. Homemade products require ingenuity and locksmith skills from the master, without which it will be difficult to make such a drive.
How to make caterpillars for a tiller with your own hands
Let’s consider how to make caterpillars for a tiller with your own hands. To assemble the caterpillar on your own, you can use a variety of materials that are easy to find. List of materials and tools that are needed to make a caterpillar:
- Angle Grinder;
- welding machine;
- sanding belts;
The crawler drive for the tiller should evenly distribute the load to the ground during operation. Therefore, it must be strong and light at the same time..
Let’s consider how to make caterpillars for a tiller with your own hands. There are several ideas to choose from to build homemade caterpillars.
The most affordable way is to use a roller chain with a conveyor belt. To obtain a caterpillar from the specified materials, the edges of the chain and tape must be stitched.
To do this, you can use a machine, or you can sew by hand. But this method is unreliable. A hinge similar to a piano tape is also suitable for connection..
The thickness of the track must correspond to the capacity of the machine. For heavy agricultural machinery, it is better to take a thicker tape (7-15 mm). It must be placed carefully as it is quite heavy..
Consider how to make homemade tiller tracks from tires. There is another method of making homemade tracks for a unit that uses a tractor or car tire tread..
Homemade Rotary CULTIVATOR For TRIMMER !?
These caterpillars are easier to prepare and much more practical. This method has another advantage – there is no need to prepare the lugs separately..
Before starting production, study the video instructions and photos of “homemade products” widely presented on specialized forums. DIY caterpillar drawings are shown below.
Manufacturing method: first you need to pick up a tire and carefully cut a tread track out of it. If you do this by hand, you will need a well-sharpened knife. But, as practice has shown, it is better to use a jigsaw and a file with fine teeth..
To reduce friction, while working with the jigsaw, you need to wet it from time to time with water or a special soap solution.
After the cut, you need to pay attention to the seamy side. If extra layers are noticeable, then they must be cut off. As for the lugs, if there are not enough of them, new ones can be cut.
The advantage of a tire track is that it is initially round and has a closed circle. The downside may be the limited tire width.
Top popular track tiller models
Tracked tillers are very rare, in most cases manufacturers produce goose attachments that can be installed on wheeled models. The most common specialized snow plow tillers on tracks.
- The Caiman Vario is one of the most famous tracked trailer vehicles. The machine consists of a standard Caiman Vario 70S pneumatic tire tiller with a 7 hp Japanese engine, removable tracks and a two-seater sled. In this winter configuration, it can be used as a snowmobile for a fishing or hunting trip. For work related to the transportation of goods over rough terrain, the tiller is equipped with a cargo sled and weights. For snow removal, you can install a shovel blade or a snow plow attachment.
- Yard-Man YM 7110 DET is a snow plow tiller with a 4-stroke 10 hp engine. Working width – 710 mm, working height – 530 mm, throwing distance of snow masses – up to 15 m.Eight-speed drive (6 forward, 2 reverse) with friction clutch and tracks with directional tread guarantee high performance even on difficult terrain.
- The HUTER 8100C is a self-propelled snow blower equipped with a four-stroke, single-cylinder 11 hp engine, designed to effectively clear snow drifts in extreme winter conditions. The snow thrower bucket spans 700 mm wide and 540 mm high. The power plant of the unit is equipped with an electric starter, heated grips and an autonomous fuel supply.
Whether you are using a crawler tiller for snow clearing, cross-country driving, winter fishing or hunting?
The next way to make such a device with your own hands is to use old car protectors and is quite easy to do. The advantage of this method is that there is no need to make special lugs..
First, a tread track is cut out of the old tire and its side surfaces are carefully separated. This is quite difficult to do. Many people use a well-sharpened knife for these purposes, but in this case, the process can be very delayed. To cut off the side part with high quality and accuracy, it is better to use a regular jigsaw. To reduce the friction of the jigsaw blade, periodically moisten it with water or a special soap solution. After removing the sides from the seamy side of the workpiece, it is necessary to remove the excess layers. This should be done if the track is too hard..
The resulting track is perfect for a tiller, because it initially has a closed loop, so it will be very reliable. Its disadvantages include limited width, but this will not happen if you use a double or triple tread..
Homemade tiller-mounted tracks
a tiller for the owner of a summer cottage is an indispensable assistant. This small, hardworking mechanism helps to dig up the ground, bring fertilizer, and transport the crop. The design of this unit allows you to equip it with various working bodies, which is considered the main advantage of using motor vehicles in the personal plot. Many equip it with homemade tracks, turning the tiller into an original vehicle. To realize the plan, they use the materials at hand that each owner can find..
Track from sleeve roller chain and conveyor belt
To make a caterpillar from these materials with your own hands, you do not need special machines or tools. To extend the lifespan of a homemade device, you can sew a fishing line from the edge. When flashing, it is recommended to observe a step of 1 – 2 cm.
The ribbon is connected into a ring in different ways:
- with a hinge that is similar to a piano hinge;
- you can just sew the edges of the tape, but this method is considered unreliable.
For units with high power, a tape with a thickness of 7 – 15 mm is used. It is also used for agricultural machinery. But it should be remembered that it is necessary to put such a tape very carefully, since its weight is quite large.
Advantage of using tiller tracks
The caterpillar track compares favorably with the wheel track in that a much larger coverage area is involved during movement. This allows you to distribute the load and reduce the pressure on every centimeter of soil. In addition, the tiller-mounted tracks prevent the unit from getting stuck in heavy mud, sand, snow or the like..
Today, the domestic market offers ready-made tracks for the tiller, which, after purchasing, can be immediately put on the unit and started to actively use. All models are reliable and unpretentious in operation, but they need to be comprehensively maintained, which consists in the following:
- the condition of chain tension and adjustment should be regularly checked;
- lubricate rubbing elements with machine oil;
- visually check the integrity of the chain before each trip on such a unit.
Many craftsmen, in order not to spend their finances on the purchase of finished products, prefer to make caterpillars installed on a tiller with their own hands. In this case, the cash costs will be much less..
Making tracks for a tiller
Various materials are used to make homemade caterpillars. However, the low power of the engine should be taken into account, so the track should never be heavy. It is undesirable to adapt a caterpillar from a collective farm bulldozer to the unit, since it will easily destroy the tiller’s mechanical heart. For these purposes, it is best to use car tires, for example, off-road tires. Its tread has an aggressive pattern that provides reliable traction on unstable surfaces such as:
- forest floor, etc..
Caterpillar made of belts and chains
A do-it-yourself caterpillar on a tiller can be made from belts. This method is quite simple and convenient. Belts for manufacturing should be those with a wedge-shaped profile. It is necessary to connect them together using lugs, which are attached to the belts with rivets or screws..
The track is considered more reliable, which is constructed from old, identical chains. One tape will need two chains. A product of the required size is taken, the last links are unclenched and the chains are folded into rings. After that, the edges are clamped and welded. The chain rings are fastened with homemade lugs made of thick steel plates that are pre-drilled. They are placed on both sides of the chain links and clamped with nuts and bolts..
Before constructing a caterpillar with your own hands, you must remember that if the device is too high, this will increase the tiller’s center of gravity. As a result, there is a high risk of overturning on difficult road sections or sharp turns. To increase stability, the second driven axle is increased by several tens of millimeters..
It is not recommended to use air-cooled motor for chillers with homemade tracks. Such an engine often does not cope with the increased load. It is best to use a water-cooled motor, because it overheats less often and is much more durable during long-term operation..
Thus, self-made tracks mounted on the tiller make the unit much easier to operate, preventing it from getting stuck in difficult-to-pass places. With the help of such additional equipment, the tiller is able to perform various functional tasks in any weather..