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 01-26-2008, 18:14 Post: 150760
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Ok, finally picked a place to post this. Hope it works!
I am in the market for a CHEAP used tiller and found a 5 hp tow behind one for $250. Craftsman, 36 inch, draw bar hitch hookup. Perfect for my little garden tractor that has no 3pth or pto or hydraulics. Has anyone ever used these things? Do they work, or should I skip it and look for a good walk behind. ( which I DESPISE using!)






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 01-27-2008, 09:45 Post: 150797
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Here's my guess.

If the engine works OK and the shaft turns OK, there's not much else to worry about. Tines can be repaired or replaced. Gears and bearings can be more troublesome but can be handled.

The main issue is controling these things, and a garden tractor would make it easier but not trouble-free. I think you'd still need a helper behind the tiller, to shut down if it grabs a rock, or give a push when your wheels spin.

In our areas tiller-use is seasonal. Especially if you have transportation for it, consider renting one of the rear-tine models. You can do a lot in a day, after which you don't have to fix it, store it, worry about it, winterize it, and tune it.






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