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 09-11-2004, 15:29 Post: 96232
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

Man oh man, are there a lot of tiller choices or what?

Is a #60 or #80 hardened chain (JD's terminology) the same as ASA60 or ASA80 chain (everyone elses terminology)?

I like a tiller that's compatible with JD's I-match system, but not if it cost me a grand.

I was all set on the JD's 647 tiller until I saw that it had a #60 (assuming that it's the same as ASA60) final drive chain... That seems awful small... everyone other tiller I've looked at has ASA80/100 chain.

Then I came across gear drive tillers (woohoo another choice Smile) CCM looks to have pretty good prices on gear drive tillers. The only concern I have about CCM is the lack of a local dealer/parts department. Although I have been impressed about the CCM folk's remarks here (I think here) in these forums.

I've been to TSC and I'm not really impressed by the quality of there products...

Here's my thoughts: I have a 4110 hydro and I want a tiller to atleast cover my tracks ~50" wide.

CCM MR-145........ Support/parts? 49" $895.00 495lbs Great price BTW

Frontier RT1150... still an option 50" $1900.00 323lbs
Frontier RT1250... still an option 50" no price 427lbs
JD 647............ lack info on #60 chain 48" $1671.00 350lbs
JD 655............ still an option 55" $1900.00 436lbs
Landpride RTA1050. too much money 50" $2167.00 383lbs

Any thought would be greatly appreciated.






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 09-11-2004, 20:15 Post: 96258
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

I have a 4210 John Deere and I bought a Worksaver Inc. tiller from Buchheits farm store locally. They are made in Litchfield Illinois. Their web site is www.worksaver.com The tiller cost around a thousand. The John Deere dealer wanted two thousand for the same size. This tiller does a great job.






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 09-12-2004, 10:21 Post: 96280
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

cherymax

you may want to check out the Kutter brand that
Fleetfarm carries i bought a 4 foot for $1100.00
when it was on sale. it is gear driven and has a
slip clutch which i would recommend if you are in
rocky terrain i would suggest you not consider
chain driven, unless you have absolutely flat land
with no rocks,roots,etc
they also make a 5 foot model i am guessing that
it would be about $l500.00
i have worked very very rocky land for about 75 hours
now with no problems to get parts you can probably
go right to Kutter i have not needed any yet, but i
do expect to eventually need to replace broken or worn
teeth
good luck
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 09-12-2004, 17:09 Post: 96292
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

Take a look at woods and bush hog units. Not sure on prices but they range from light to heavy duty in many different sizes and configurations.






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 09-12-2004, 17:42 Post: 96294
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

Hey Oneace (Tony), How you doing today ? I have thought a lot about you but have been busy with my new building!
just hope your doing well!
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 09-12-2004, 18:12 Post: 96296
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Things seem to be picking up nicely. I was having a rough time with allot of things going on at one time and just broke down. With the help and advice form you guys things are looking good. Thanks for all your feed back.






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 09-13-2004, 06:32 Post: 96323
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

We've had great luck with the Kuhn tillers and they do build them small to large with many variations to suit your needs. Everyone seems to enjoy them and enjoy the job they do.






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 09-13-2004, 06:42 Post: 96324
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Cherymax; Your comment about Land Pride being too much money. Yes, their equipment is pricey but once you use it you won't mind the extra cost. When I need another piece of equipment I don't even shop any more, I just go get a Land Pride. I use an RTA3576 on the 4410, yes it's a load for the Deere, but that tiller means business. Just my thoughts. Frank.






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 09-13-2004, 22:06 Post: 96390
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

I just sold my Landpride RTA1550 tiller and bought a KingKutter 72" tiller at TSC for $1174 on sale w/slip clutch.The main reason was to cover the tire tracks.
I had to tighten the chain 3 times on the landpride in 2 years,you could hear it slaping,other wise it was a good
tiller.I have put on about 8 hours on the KingKutter and the only problem I had was the gear case cover bolts
came loose. I have hit big rocks,stumps,roots and the
tines have never bent just put small nicks in them.
I have been very impressed with this tiller....just wish I
had more power now..don't we all?






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 09-16-2004, 14:41 Post: 96605
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 Tillers... And I thought choosing a tractor was tough.

I just got back from lookin at/for tillers:

Here's what I think now... Smile) (changes by the day)

After I heard they made gear drive tillers, I pretty much gave up on chain... not that I have any knowledge or experience to suggest that chain drive is un-satisfactory. Just one of those things that I think I need I guess. Smile

ccmachinery returned my email... the CCM MR-145 is out-of-stock until Nov.

King Kutter: 48" tiller
slip clutch included ---------- excellent
8" tilling depth -------------- excellent
$1058.00 at TSC --------------- excellent
weighs ~600lbs ---------------- excellent Heaviest by far
gear drive--------------------- excellent
6 tines per flange 6 flanges--- excellent
2 unknowns:
Does Weight = durability? I'd say yes but not sure.
Country of origin = ?
Hurricane Ivan is visiting us so I couldn't get a good look at it.
If I can confirm that this KK tiller isn't from China... that's the one for me. Any negatives on the KK I need to know about?

Went to Woods dealer and Kuhn dealerships no tillers there to look at.

Woods, Estate series, GTC52, chain drive, 6.8" tilling depth, 478lbs, $1250.00

Kuhn, EL32-130, chain drive, 496lbs, 6" tilling depth, $1625.00


Hardwood I didn't mean to imply that Land Pride was over-priced. But for my application... putting in flower beds... small gardern... 2+ grand is too much money. My dad has a LandPride RFM on his 4610 and he has nothing but good things to say about it.






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