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    How bad are these tines??? Looking at used tiller and buying it blind. Please help!

    Found a used tiller I'm interested in, and if I pull the trigger, I'll be buying blind and having it shipped to me. Seller says tines are worn some. How much life is left in these? Do they need replaced asap? Thanks!!!

    How much are times, and how many for a 665?





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    The body of that unit looks fantastic.

    The tines are worn, but if you're gonna use it like we do (4-6 times per year, couple hours at a time), those tines will outlive you.

    I have no idea how many, or how much. Agri-supply website might be able to guide you on that.

    If it's a decent price, that's a solid unit for ya.

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    Looks like it would be a good unit. The tines on my tiller look like that and they are far from needing to be replaced
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    Gotcha. Thanks for input! Question is, is it worth $2k shipped to me? Be honest... I can handle it!!!

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    How bad are these tines??? Looking at used tiller and buying it blind. Please...

    I'd say yes, especially if shipping is included. Tillers are expensive, but they haven't changed in about 40 years. My only comment is to ensure it's gear driven vs. chain. Also, make sure that the PTO shaft is included, that could be a 200$ touch alone.

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    Those tines look like ours do, after 2 seasons on them.
    Maybe 150 hours approx. of tilling Sandy ground.

    They are just starting to hook, and would have another 3-4 seasons on them for us, depending on when they break.
    When one breaks, they all get swapped.

    It's in great shape otherwise.

    The best indicator of amount of use, are the skids. See if you can't get pics.
    Skids get worn through after 200 hours or so, unless you weld sections of leaf spring over them in time.

    Look for the skid thickness at point of contact. I'll bet they are hardly worn down.
    If a guy was just churning up a garden 2-3 times a year, those tines should last forever.

    2 grand for a Used light tiller?
    There's a "New" 2003 60" GT60 woods over at Tractor house right now, for $1,600.
    It's needing some cosmetic spiffing up from being outside, but the factory paint is still on the tines.


    ETA.
    Just noticed that the 665 is a chain drive unit with manual tensioner.
    Not sure if you realized that or not.
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    If it's chain drive, I'd be out.

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    That unit doesn't appear to have a slipper clutch. It also looks like it's chain drive. If you want a John Deere tiller the price isn't terrible. Personally I'd drive to Tractor Supply and buy a Gear Drive unit from them for less than that. Plus it'd be brand new. John Deere stickers add a lot to the price of implements. When I bought my "Hawkline" 48" tiller it was $1300. The John Deere tiller was an extra thousand bucks.


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    Kibble Equipment?!? I've been there! About an hour's drive from where I call home. The crew I custom harvested with buys their combines from there.

    What is people's deal against chain drives? With regular maintenance, they will last just fine. We aren't trying to run a massive about of horsepower thru these little tillers. There are chain drives on much larger equipment and they stand up to abuse just fine.
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    Like others have said, if it is a chain drive and no slip clutch then I would say no. I got a price from my local JD dealer on a Taylor 84" tiller for my 5100E and it is gear driven, slip clutch and has the PTO shaft. The price of this unit brand new out the door was $2500. Just thought I would throw that out there
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