Understanding a Tiller on an Outboard Motor and How it Relates to Agricultural Gearboxes – XINLAN Company

Introduction to the Tiller on an Outboard Motor

The tiller on an outboard motor is a pivotal component that is primarily used to control the direction of a boat. It is suitable for use in a variety of marine environments, from fresh water to salt water. One of the main advantages of a tiller is its simplicity. It offers direct steering input, making it highly responsive and precise. Additionally, it is easy to install and maintain, requiring only regular checks for wear and tear.

Connection of a Tiller to Agricultural Gearboxes

While the tiller on an outboard motor is usually associated with marine transportation, it shares a similar principle with rotary tiller gearboxes used in agriculture. Both tools are designed to control and provide direction, whether it’s for a boat or a farming implement.

Choosing the Right PTO Shaft

Choosing the right Power Take Off (PTO) shaft is crucial in the operation of agricultural gearboxes. When selecting a PTO shaft, consider the power requirements of your machinery, the operating speed, and the length of the shaft. Regularly check your PTO shaft for signs of wear or damage, and replace it if necessary to ensure optimal performance.

Repairing a Failed PTO Shaft

If your PTO shaft fails, it may be due to excessive wear or damage. In such cases, it is advisable to replace the entire shaft rather than attempt to repair it. If you’re uncertain about the process, consult with a professional or your gearboxes manufacturer for guidance.


About XINLAN Company

XINLAN Company leads the market segment of agricultural gearboxes in China. Our product range includes lawn mower gearboxes, rotary tiller gearboxes, rakes, feed mixer gearboxes, post hole digger gearboxes, salt spreaders, and a variety of Tractors and harvester gearboxes. All our products are manufactured using fully automatic CNC production equipment and assembly line.

We offer customisation services to our clients and our products can be used as replacements for comer, omni, bush hog with the same series of gearboxes. We also provide matching PTO Shaft products for customers to choose from. Check out our agricultural gearboxes for PTO Shaft here.