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    Tiller for 3E series

    I am looking at getting a tiller to go on my 3025e.

    From your experience, what is the best one out there if "money isn't an issue", what's the best "middle of the road", and what the best "i'm on a serious budget" model?

    What is the best type? Gear or belt? Pros and cons for each?

    What size should i look at getting with my size tractor? I want to make sure i can cover both tire marks, but don't want to overwork my machine.

    The soil i will be working was previously farm land, and has almost no rocks, except for small pebbles (quarter size) and no clay except when you dig more than two feet down.

    We will be looking at doing around a 1 acre garden and then a few food plots as well.

    I have been looking around at options, but there are so many different ones out there. My brother recommended Woods, and from what i've read, they look like the best, but also . I am also looking at JD, King Kutter, and Frontier as well.

    Thanks for any insight!

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    I have a KK 60" on my 2038R, gear driven, Rural King by far had the best prices on them and if you keep an eye out they have 10% sales on occasion as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingnuke32 View Post
    I have a KK 60" on my 2038R, gear driven, Rural King by far had the best prices on them and if you keep an eye out they have 10% sales on occasion as well.
    my vote also-King Kutter 60 inch. and i too-got mine from Rural King-when their 12% sale was happening.

    if no money was no problem, i would of liked what a few fella's had -a reverse working tiller-they are a bit higher price oh-but i think they do a wonderful job.

    i wanted a JD really, really bad almost went to St. Louis for a left over, till i was showed the prices of these KK's. nothing wrong with a KK.
    jim

    2006 2520 mcut, 2004 x475, 1953 model 50, 1985 318-was my Dad's,
    king kutter tiller-60", frontier-stone rake, jd-4ft brush hog, frontier-6ft back-blade, frontier-forks, 48 inch forks,
    2-54inch jd snow plows, jd-5ft-pull brush hog,

    2018 835R gas model gator-"aka" the Cadillac i say!! 6ft jd snow plow-which already has a dtac out on it. i got just about everything on it i could at the time

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    My 60" County Line (Bohlens) works well behind my 2320.
    It's gear drive, and to me, gear drive seems like it would be stronger / longer lasting.
    However, many of the "major" brands are chain drive, so I'm not sure
    Run it as deep as you can go in fresh dug soil as well as breaking new sod and it never missed a beat.
    Only time it pulled down the tractor is when I pushed too hard on the go pedal

    I don't think any are belt drive once you get out of the garden tractor size. They are either gear or chain.
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    Titan 42" forks w/ receiver hitch
    County Line 5' tiller
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    I shopped around for one last winter/spring for my 2520. There are various brands out there that all seem to be about equivalent. I chose King Kutter Professional 60" because Blain's Farm & Fleet had a sale on it ($1499) and even with $125 shipping it was still better than anything else I could buy locally or have shipped. Plus I got a green one. :-)

    The KK tiller has worked great for me. I used it for our large rural garden (60x100), tilled up several other plots of virgin ground for asparagus and pumpkins and then even tilled a few other gardens for folks in the area. Used it to help plant some new (large) trees too. Needless to say, it got a good workout. It has worked well for me. Only thing I am not 100% happy with is that when working hard/new ground the unit tends to shake a lot. This is likely not a tiller problem, but an issue with my quick hitch setup. I changed the top hook from bolts to pins and that leaves it a little loose. Otherwise the KK is a great unit. Caveat: Don't expect the green to match JD green 100%. Sometimes it does, but on my unit it is a noticeably different shade of green. Oh well.

    Rob
    2016 x758 w/60" HC mower, 54" snowblower, MC519 bagger
    2010 2520 w/61" H130 loader, TA 42" forks, KK 60" Pro tiller, iMatch quick hitch, KK middle buster
    1996 345 - Traded
    Other toys: Stihl BR600 backpack blower; McCulloch chainsaws: 10-10S, 700, 805, 10-10; JD trimmer

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