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    Any of you recognize this tiller?

    I bought it, for better or worse. But it looks to be of good construction, and the price was cheap considering it's a 7'er.

    I've never seen this gearbox on the side before. The opposite side bearing cover looks similar to the ones on the KK professionals, and one of the Italian makes, and the back lids are also knock-off Italian but there's so many outfits making them this style that I wouldn't try to say it's one brand vs another.

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    The guy has been buying them in racks of 3 or 4 from the other photos, and has sold through a half-dozen so far (going back to mid-last year). Maybe he got some old inventory from the Bush Hog people? I know that parent outfit has some factories here in MN. My brain's pretty mushy from tiller overload trying to figure it out.

    I pick it up tomorrow, but given the snow and forecast of COLD, I think it's going to be left in the crate with a tarp on it.
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    Can't help you identify the manufacturer, but I'll say it looks to be built better than a brick s--t house.
    If you got a good price use it and enjoy.
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    I believe the tiller is made by Woods

    Although I can’t find any current models online that resemble what your showing in the photos.

    I saw a woods tiller sell at auction a couple weeks ago looking very similar in construction that was blue in color.

    Edit: I think I’m wrong. I found the tiller I saw at auction and only the 3 point hitch looks to be the same. The rest looks completely different. I don’t know what the heck you’ve got, it’s a beast though.
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    Nice looking tiller. It looks like it is set up for Cat 1 or Cat 2 as well.
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    I'm into it for $1800 OTD and have to drive about 45 minutes out of the way on my trip to the cabin to fetch it.

    I wasn't really thinking I was in the market for a tiller (yet), but the heavy castings got the best of me. I'm hoping I can pay for it with some contract work around the lake. I know a few people with substantial garden sites and I'm thinking they might appreciate farming out the hard stuff.
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    I have no idea who makes it but they made the hell out of it. Looks beefy!
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    It's Chinese, and the guy selling them is the importer. He's been buying these and some skidsteer attachments for a couple years from this factory (all they do is Ag/industrial stuff).

    He's sold 9 of the tillers so far and says all the guys have been real happy with them.

    I didn't have anything handy to demonstrate size with, but can tell you the PTO right-angle gear box is 10" or better tall. I think the rear diff on my '81 Carolla was smaller.

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    Gravity decided it needed to land on it's face yesterday, so I left well-enough alone and started assembly in the prone.

    The tailgate was first, since it was easiest to figure out.
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    There were no instructions what so ever. All the hardware came in a potato sack, and the bolts in a rice bag inside that. Not being racist - the label has a pic of rice on it!
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    So after sorting out the 'odd' bolts from all the tine bolts, I got started attaching tines. This was interrupted by snow.
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    132 bolts later... We have a filled out rotor assembly. I didn't bring my tool bag with, so I only have combination wrenches and a couple 9" ratchets, thus I didn't tighten the majority of the tines but they are in place and that was my goal.

    At this point, my knees were screaming, my back was sore, and my hands were about to crap out on me; so I called it quits for today.

    The important stuff on this tiller is very well designed, but the welding/fixturing of the frame and tins are rough. Given the use of the implement, and the monies spent, it's still a good buy, but it's a hard transition for this former medical implant machinist.

    Main rotor bearings have heavy shielding on both ends, and the shaft is 3" diameter.
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    I can't budge the tiller now with the tines installed. It's HEAVY! I'll need to use the tractor to upright it, but that'll be another day (maybe tommorrow, maybe not). It's snowing again...
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    Uprighted it with the loader and tried putting the top link bracket on but one side's holes were stamped undersize and the bolts wouldn't fit. So as it turns out, this is kinda like just about every other cheap Chinese purchase - a kit that you get to assemble and work on to get it to function.

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    I also tried filling the gearboxes, and after adding a gallon to the top one, it started not taking any more from the funnel. The guy who sold it said you filled the top and it ran down the tube to the other box, but then why would both boxes have breathers? I'm going to get one of the USB micro cameras to stick down the fill hole and have a look at what's going on in there.

    We're only looking at high 30's for the next 10 days, so I headed home to work on other stuff.
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    Sure glad that white stuff is almost gone where I live. Having our normal few days of rain now for spring. Side Road I fixed is holding up so far except a ass drove in the ditch and messed up one part. Need more big rocks to line the side with still. That Tiller would make my 1949-50 Troy Built Tiller hide when it showed up on the job!
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