I am making myself NUTS trying to pick out a new tiller for my 1025R. Watched tons of videos and have looked them all up on line. Came down to the decision I am not paying the price for the Deere model as it is over 700.00 more than some of the competition. I THINK I have it narrowed down to two choices. One is the Landpride RTR1250 reverse rotation tiller and the other is the King Kutter TG-48-xb-jk forward rotation. Landpride has 4 tines per flange and the other has 6. Like the green color of the king kutter and the price is decent at about 1600. Landpride is closer to 2k. Both seem to be built very well and I like the idea that they say the reverse rotation tills deeper and makes a finer bed. They do claim that for non worked ground that a reverse rotation is easier on the machine as the forward rotation tends to hop or bounce on packed soil and drive the tractor forward. Seems like the Landpride has more bang for the buck. It says online that the Landpride is also able to be offset which I don't really need. Landpride says it is compatible with the Landpride quick hitch but I have the IMATCH.. I don't know if they are a close comparison or not? Hoping they are so that I can use the IMATCH with the Landpride if I choose it.
What are your expert opinions guys? Help me! I am open to other brands but NOT ORANGE..