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 08-04-2006, 16:52 Post: 132979
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Iíve got a new KK 5ft tiller that Iím going to use on my food plots this fall. The soil is kind of sandy with no rocks so the tiller should chop it up pretty good.

Since this will be my first experience with a tiller, I was hoping some of you might have a few words of wisdom to share before I drop the hammer.

Also, I'll be using my B3030 and need to till three plots for a total of 5 acres.






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 08-04-2006, 19:41 Post: 132985
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I bought a 52" Woods tiller for my JD2210 last year. It's a wonderful tool. My suggestions: Run your PTO at a high speed; Don't lift you tiller too far up when it's engaged as it puts stress on the PTO shaft; Check the bolts for tightness BEFORE you run it the first time, and then again after you finish; check the oil level on the chain box; Open the back sheild to allow rock to kick out; Keep your FEL on or use front end weights; drive SLOW; Keep your head on swivel.

You'll be amazed by the fine results you'll get.






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 08-04-2006, 20:34 Post: 132988
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Thanks bmeyer,

I wasnít sure what to do with the back shield. My tiller has a chain that I should be able to adjust in order to raise the back shield a little.






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 08-04-2006, 22:33 Post: 132989
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 Hoping for tiller advice

I bought a 5 foot KK this spring and used it for my pumpkin patches, wildflower plots, and family's gardens.

I've found that the results are better if the garden spot is plowed first; if the soil is sandy sometimes you can get by without plowing, especially if it was tilled the year before. If it isn't plowed, you have to go very slow to get satisfactory results.

You may need to play with the depth adjustment to get the results you're looking for. A little bit makes a big difference in how much power is needed.

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 08-05-2006, 09:19 Post: 132996
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I also have a 5 ft KK tiller. I love using that. I have a hydrostat so going slow isn't an issue. It leaves an amazing soil bed behind. I don't have sandy soil, mines the harder clay. But it chews right through it. Be careful how far you let it sink it. It can go quite deep. When you do that, the soil gets fluffed up so that you'll sink in a couple of inches when you walk on it. You may need to water it to let it settle before you plant.

It's a awesome tool. Enjoy it!






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 08-05-2006, 16:53 Post: 133004
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I have the 6 foot KK. Used it on my heavy soil that is full of rocks. At points I'd swear I was tilling a gravel pit. Tiller stopped many times with 6" rocks jammed between the top and the tines. A few bumps and bruises on the steel but all in all a hell of a job. My land is about as hard on a tiller as you would want to put it thru and the KK worked great. Like others have said. In sandy soil you will be fine with one slow pass. I have the NH gear tc40 and the slowest speed is way to slow. I need to go up to the 3rd slowest (3 from the bottom speed). A tilled field is ideal (almost too ideal) but if your soil is sandy you wont need to worry about that. In heavy soil and or in soil that has live growing ground cover (heavy sod or clover etc) it will be necesary to make multiple passes. In that case you would benifit from a spraying of glysophate 41% 2 weeks before this will help dramatically while also helping control your weeds.
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 08-05-2006, 20:43 Post: 133010
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The middle range at about 2/3rd's to 3/4 throttle will get you started and you can fine tune ground speed and throttle from there to your preference.






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