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    Thoughts on Rotary Tillers - looking to purchase

    I am looking to purchase a rotary tiller heading into this spring and not sure what's the best bang for the buck. I have looked at JD but $2,300 for a tiller seems pricey for a 49" tiller. I have also looked at the King Kutters 48" w/ offset for $1,777. Any ideas or thoughts on what others might be using and what I could expect for price? - thanks
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    I would highly suggest the 4' King Kutter. The yellow one. Around here its priced around $1400. Check your local Tractor Supply if you have one..

    Here is my 5' tiller...



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    Quote Originally Posted by GREENVA View Post
    I am looking to purchase a rotary tiller heading into this spring and not sure what's the best bang for the buck. I have looked at JD but $2,300 for a tiller seems pricey for a 49" tiller. I have also looked at the King Kutters 48" w/ offset for $1,777. Any ideas or thoughts on what others might be using and what I could expect for price? - thanks
    While we always suggest the John Deere / Frontier route for attachments for our customers for a variety of reasons (High Quality, Durable, Warranty, etc), we completely understand when guys are wanting to save a few $$ and choose other branded attachments. We personally don't have any experience w/ the King Kutter brand, but it seems like they are good products.

    The only suggestion we can offer is that you don't get a tiller bigger than the 49" models. While the 1026R SCUTs are great and powerful machines, they do have their limits and trying to use a 3pt tiller larger than this will not only bog down your machine, but it could potentially do some damage to your PTO.

    Just our $.02

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    I have a KK BX48". Works well on my 1026R. I paid about $1200 for it at Fleet Farm last spring. Seems to be a very good tiller for the price.
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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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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but the KK tillers are gear driven right?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Please correct me if I am wrong, but the KK tillers are gear driven right?
    Yes sir!! They run very quiet too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Please correct me if I am wrong, but the KK tillers are gear driven right?
    Yes, all the King Kutters that I have looked at are gear driven.
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    Thoughts on Rotary Tillers

    I have a Woods TSR52 that I purchased last July from McMichaels Kubota up at the intersection of VintHill Rd and Rt29. I believe the price was around $2000.

    It does a great job and my 1026 seems to handle it just fine. If you go this route, do be sure to adjust the slip clutch per the book as the rear rotation of the tines will
    pick up large rocks.

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    WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE OR ADVANTAGE TO CHAIN DRIVEN VERSUS GEAR DRIVEN TILLERS??
    *JOHN DEERE 2038R w/ 220R FEL-72" AUTOCONNECT MMM-270B BACKHOE-8"-16" BUCKET-KBOHC-IMATCH QUICK HITCH w/KBOHTH-BALLAST BOX-42" ARTILLIAN FORKS-FRONTIER RC2060-FRONTIER RB2072-LANDPRIDE CA1556-LANDPRIDE FSP 700-LANDPRIDE PD25-12'-24" AUGERS-EA 60" GARDEN BEDDER-EA 72" HD LAND PLANE-NORTHSTAR 55 GAL SPRAYER-TUFF TOP SCR-44-COUNTYLINE CARRYALL
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREENVA View Post
    WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE OR ADVANTAGE TO CHAIN DRIVEN VERSUS GEAR DRIVEN TILLERS??
    With a gear driven tiller, there's no chain to stretch or break. Also, gears transmit mechanical power better than a chain and when properly lubricated, they should last longer than chains.

    Haven't had the two types side by side to compare noise levels, but I wouldn't be surprised if the gears are quieter. I prefer the gear driven design.




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