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    I would like a JD tiller for my 1025R,,which one and which hitch?

    Can you guys help me with a tiller question?
    which is a better tiller for the the 1025R and whats a quick hitch VS a Imatch???
    Thanks

    I just have a very small bit of virgin ground I want to till up and make a garden out of not a whole lot of use
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    I had purchased this one for $1200 (summer closeout..?) from that link a month ago. i haven't tested it on the iMatch, but people say it works.
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    Think "facial tissue" Vs. Kleenex.... same as "quick hitch" Vs. Imatch. Imatch is John Deere's name for their quick hitch... Same as Kleenex is a brand name of tissue..

    I have a SpeeCo brand quick hitch on my 1025r. I'm sure there are some minor differences between it and a J-D Imatch, other than just not being green, but the nearly $200 difference is why I went SpeeCo. I picked it up at a local farm store when it was on sale. It was right around $180. I can live with the black.

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    I too am thinking tillers. Many here are happy with their King Kutters. Yes, you can buy a very nice 647 from J-D for $2500-$2600, or save about a $1000 and get the KK. The paint isn't as nice with the KK but the $$$ savings may make up for it. Most have said that their KKs are heavy and built like a tank, so that's a good thing...

    Most here will say to go with a 48". Others have successfully run a 60". A lot depends on your soil. I'd bet that if you're breaking new ground you'd be best off with a 48".

    Good Luck... and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions!
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    Lots of good choices out there. I recently went through this and couldn’t find a bad review on any tiller really. I looked at them all and settled on a local Craigslist find a frontier rt1142 42” Italian made tiller. It was used for 1 hour and I got it for $1,200.

    It does have a sheer pin and I would have preferred a clutch, but that isn’t a biggy I will keep spares on hand. I also read a lot about chain vs gear final drive and most folds saw in this size tiller chain is preferred because it will take the chattering better. Small fillers have less weight than their bigger brothers and they will chatter a bit, also the small tillers with gears some say the gears are undersized to handle the chatter. Having said that you don’t read about high failure rates in either design.

    I spent about a month looking at Craigslist ever day multiple times or day.... tons of guys want retails or $100 off retail for a used rust piece of equipment. I am very happy with the quality, condition and price of my tiller, but like I said above everyone seems to love the tiller they have and it’s hard to find bad reviews on just about any brand.

    I went with the 42” because I want to fill a few gardens for folks and would like to fit through as many gates as possible.

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    Lots of choices for tillers, I have a County Line from TSC, very rugged and does a great job at 2-300 less than most. Mine is a 48”, some run a 60”, I think it will handle that but I believe it will do a better job with a 48”.


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    I'm running a John Deere 655 tiller with JD iMatch. I mention this in case you are looking at used tillers and happen to find a JD 655. Don't overlook it. It works well with the 1025R and covers the tire tracks and then some. As far as breaking new ground....it does the job too.....just take shallow passes at first.
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    Thanks for the replys,,yes I think I'm leaning towards a JD647,,,I just like to stay all one brand,,its a little wierd,,but thats me
    how wide is a 647?? 47 inches?? will that cover tire tracks on a 1025R
    I pick mine up in about 2 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niblet View Post
    Can you guys help me with a tiller question?
    which is a better tiller for the the 1025R and whats a quick hitch VS a Imatch???
    Thanks

    I just have a very small bit of virgin ground I want to till up and make a garden out of not a whole lot of use

    Here is another idea if you can find one. I had this on my Yanmar grey market 155. Originally used in Japanese rice paddy. I did use it on my 1023 and it worked fine, even on virgin soil. It is a Yanmar RS1200. I recently sold it for a couple hundred dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niblet View Post
    Thanks for the replys,,yes I think I'm leaning towards a JD647,,,I just like to stay all one brand,,its a little wierd,,but thats me
    how wide is a 647?? 47 inches?? will that cover tire tracks on a 1025R
    I pick mine up in about 2 weeks
    Nothing wrong with staying branded, and yes, a 647 will cover your tracks.
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    60D Auto Connect w/mulch kit and Gator G6 blades
    County Line- 48" Tiller & middle buster
    Frontier- BB5048L & DH1066 & RC2060
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    Here's my post from when I bought my tiller. Talks about my experience and I-match compatibility. Not sure how helpful it will be if you can't find this tiller near you.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...r-77709-a.html
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