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    60" tiller on a 1025

    Neighbor offered me use of his 60" tiller to redo my lawn. Just chatting tonight with him we think it may be too big for a 1025.

    Any experience offered to do it or should I just take him up on the offer to do it for me with his tractor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBarn View Post
    Neighbor offered me use of his 60" tiller to redo my lawn. Just chatting tonight with him we think it may be too big for a 1025.

    Any experience offered to do it or should I just take him up on the offer to do it for me with his tractor?

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    I've seen a lot of people use a 54" tiller and it does just fine. Just have your loader on and maybe a bucket of dirt to ballast it out. 60" will probably work. But I'm not sure. Do you know the weight of the tiller?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBarn View Post
    Neighbor offered me use of his 60" tiller to redo my lawn. Just chatting tonight with him we think it may be too big for a 1025.

    Any experience offered to do it or should I just take him up on the offer to do it for me with his tractor?

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    If the tiller is too much just remove 1-2 sets of tines. GL

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    If i have to mod the tiller I'll probly just slip him $50 to do it for me which he will refuse to take.

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    Doesn't hurt to give it a shot with yours


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    Fits the pto shaft length work with yours? I think it would depend on the soil. I have a 4' tiller on my 2305 and it will bog in our heavy clay if the garden is wet.


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    I have a 647. Never had it bog on mine. I am sure it will handle it, you just may need to use low with light peddle pressure at full till.

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    I do use low and have to slow to let it catch up. Like I said, heavy wet clay digging deep in the garden. Couldn't do that with anything bigger than the 647. Just doing a shallow till in sandy soil the big tiller would be fine I think. All depends what you are doing and conditions. I'd be pretty tempted to just let him do it. That way you don't wreck his tiller if there is a rock. You may still need to pay to fix it but at least he did it to his equipment and not you.


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    Where is Levi? He runs a 60" and says it works fine. Hear it in his own words here:

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    Let's see, you have a choice here.
    On one hand you can go thru the trouble of unhooking it from his tractor, hooking it up to
    yours, hoping it will do your job, hoping it's not too much for the tractor, taking forever if
    it does work, unhooking from your tractor, and hooking it back up to his tractor.

    On the other hand you can have him do it, no unhooking or hooking up, know it will work,
    and get it done quickly. Then you slip a $50 in an unmarked envelope into his mailbox, or
    other creative way.

    IMHO, I personally would not use a 60" on that small of a machine. It's way to heavy and
    not recommended by my dealership.

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