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purpose of drag stake?

Posted by waterbird n.w.fla 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 13, 06 at 16:37

well i finally got that free tiller running,thank's to copious amounts of seafoam v.s. tearing into carb,must have flushed the ol' girl out because I tilled my small garden for allmost an hour without even a sneeze...all I did was
remove diaphram cover,gasket,spring,and saturate everything
then let sit overnight..re-installed.....wala! run's/till's
like new...now my question..what is the purpose of the drag stake" is it some sort of depth gauge or what? even my mini
tiller has one,so what's it used for? thank's all..Don


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RE: purpose of drag stake?

to set the depth. supposedly the tiller will only go down as far as the stake allows, but in real soft soil it can and will go deeper.


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thank's,yea,i find if i run back over the same trough over
and over,i could bury the tiller..lol...so that's why i don't
see a reason?..but i'm sure it has a purpose.....


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RE: purpose of drag stake?

So yer tilling yer garden in February. THAT'S NOT FAIR.


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no actually started mid january on a cloudless 68 deg. day!
till tiller bit the green weeny.....but today might only
get up to high 50's-low 60's...nothing like n.w. fla!!
(family's usually munchin' on homegrown mater's in mid-april)


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RE: purpose of drag stake?

The drag stake keeps the tiller from running away with you. Without it, you have some very effective drive wheels. The depth control is a secondary purpose.

Harry K


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RE: purpose of drag stake?

thank's for the info..I'll use it!!


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