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    I am looking at the current offering for a 48" Tiller at TSC. The specs say they adjust from 1-4". Is that all the depth you can get with these? Am I missing something?
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    I believe that specification is the depth adjustment, not total depth. I think my TSC (Tarter) tillers full depth is 7 inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    I am looking at the current offering for a 48" Tiller at TSC. The specs say they adjust from 1-4". Is that all the depth you can get with these? Am I missing something?
    That is the shoes, they adjust 1 to 4 inches. Like Tonton said you will get at least 7". My tiller says 6 to 8 inches. 7" is a nice round number and probably more right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    That is the shoes, they adjust 1 to 4 inches. Like Tonton said you will get at least 7". My tiller says 6 to 8 inches. 7" is a nice round number and probably more right.
    I wish those tillers went deeper, my 30" tiller on the 345 goes 6"
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    So to get the max depth, I would raise the shoe to the upper limit or just remove it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    So to get the max depth, I would raise the shoe to the upper limit or just remove it?
    10-4... either way works. I leave mine on just for protection. It would probably go deeper if I took them off.
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    I also adjust the rear gate to a more horizontal position. That, coupled with moving the shoe up will greatly increase depth. I think tonton and Levi's estimates of 7" or so is right on.
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    If you leave the rear gate up, you get a coarser till. The lower the gate, the finer the till.
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    I just go slow and get nice fine tilled soil. Maybe it's just my soil? I have 12" of beautiful topsoil then all clay below that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonyPark View Post
    I just go slow and get nice fine tilled soil. Maybe it's just my soil? I have 12" of beautiful topsoil then all clay below that.
    Likely so. We have hard clay right below the surface, so I did some work to get mine where it tilled well:

    1. Tilled down 3" and removed that layer with the loader. This part was the longest as I had to go over the entire garden about 5-6 times to get it down to 3".
    2. Hauled in a 3 part mixture of sand, shredded topsoil, and compost and spread that over the garden
    3. Tilled again down as deep as the tiller would go to mix it all together


    After that, when walking on the garden, it is really soft. I'm thinking the underground foods (potatoes, carrots, etc) are going to thrive.

    It's also important to note that you should till in two directions, with the second direction being perpendicular to the first. That did wonders for mine.
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