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    Which tiller to buy for my 1025r

    I have a new 1025r and I want a tiller. Can anyone tell me if the King Cutter is worth it or if I should stay with the JD, or maybe there is another one I should look into?

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    I have a KK 48" BX tiller. It works fine for me. Mine came from Fleet Farm.
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    King Kutter will do just fine for most anyone not using in a commercial application. I've tilled all fall one season with a 60" King Kutter on a JD 1023e. There wasn't a single garden that posed a problem for it.
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    I have the JD 647 tiller that I purchased 10+ years ago. No complaints, but it doesn't see a lot of use and can sit for years at a time. I use it for landscaping projects, not gardens.

    It was down to the King Kutter, at Mill's Fleet-Farm, and the 647 when I purchased it. At that time, it was a $200 difference between the two. So I went with the 647 as, no argument, the green paint holds its resale value much, much, better and the dealer would have cut the driveshaft, if it had been necessary, at no additional cost.

    To give you an idea on how well they hold their resale value, I moved from a 455 L&G tractor to the 1025R last year. Of course, the tiller driveshaft was now to short. Again, the plus with John Deere, was the longer driveshaft was readily available---at $450! Now, I'm sure I would've come up with something for less, but I ran across another 647 on Craig's List that had behind a SCUT, so it had the longer driveshaft. It had definitely seem some use, but it was still a solid tiller. I purchase it for $1000. I swapped the driveshaft with mine. Cleaned it up a bit and sold it for 1195.00, with guys lined up to buy it.

    It may have gone King Kutter, if I was purchasing today, as I believe the price spread between them is much greater than $200 now.
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    I agree with goodworks, for general home owner use, you can't beat a King Kutter. I have the 4' tiller that is offset, it is perfect for the 1 series, and built like a tank.
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    I don't think you can go wrong with either one, just depends on your budget, even the County Line at TSC is a very well built tiller.
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    I bought a Bush Hog ,but had looked at TSC and was going to buy it but local MF dealer made a deal to good to pass.

    My only complaint or suggestion ,try to find a 54" so it covers the rear wheels, I have 1 1/8" spacers on my rear wheels.
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    With tillers you really get no meaningful return on your investment in the $2-3000 units compared to all the stuff in the $1500 range. There is nothing wrong at all with King Kutter or the other various brands most tractor supply type stores sell. Just get one sized appropriate to your tractor. There are tons of threads around here about that.

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    A 48" tiller will cover the tracks of my 1026R. At times my 48" KK will push my 1026r. I have red clay, its like tilling concrete . I don't recommend going any bigger.
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    2011 1026R / H120 / 60D auto-connect, independent-lift mmm / 54" snowblower / 4' KK Pro rotary mower / KK 4' tiller

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    I’ve got a 50” Landpride tiller I use on my 1025r. Tractor handles it fine and tiller covers the tire tracks. I believe Woods sells a 52” tiller that would work good as well.


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