In Reply to: Re: 8N rototiller fabrications posted by Ultradog MN on April 09, 2020 at 06:16:05:
One thing many people have never heard of, is that below the level where tines do their tilling, a rototiller is compacting the soil, for which some folks hold a jaundiced view:
My concept of a workable rototiller for Ford 8N tractor is a PTO powered, self-propelled version (take your pick, wheels, clogs or tracks) pushing tractor along at a proper ground speed for tilling and using tractor for steering. Like many PTO powered implements, controls from tiller would be accessible to seated tractor operator.
Even though this concept would be doable, it would not be economically practical from the viewpoint of using common easily obtained implements and proceeding as you've described.
You would have to be an old curmudgeon like myself, (growing up in a world before internet, cable TV, personal computers, cell phones, and such niceties, in the day shop classes and how to do things was taught), someone who enjoys developing & fabricating, to take on such an unlikely project! :-) lol
There exists no commercial potential for self-propelled rototiller, merely fun in designing, building and seeing results, so none are available for sale.
Today we have computers, internet, cell phones, social media and other means of stimulation & entertainment, so no need to know how to do anything. lol ;-)