I have been searching for a 647 tiller for some time, and finding used equipment within a reasonable distance is difficult.
Along came a 1023w/H120/647 with reasonable hours (178), work orders showing dealer servicing, but in rough cosmetic condition. Cosmetic meaning the bucket/loader arms, hood guard and tiller are pretty scratch and scraped with rust etc coming thru. The H120 doesn’t have quick attaching arms....the bucket is solidly attached (sorry, don’t know how to describe it differently).
You’ll also see that the front right is a turf tire. The seller had got a cut on the original tire, and the cost of a Carlisle replacement was ‘too much’ so bought 2 BKT turfs and didn’t get the second one installed. I’m going to purchase a Carlisle.
I have no idea why but there are 4 bolts missing on the gear box.
The price was right so purchased it all. The seller wouldn’t part with the tiller only (it was used, but mainly for ballast).
At minimum I have a project for the next long time to sandblast and paint etc..
I use my stripped down 54” deck as a rough cut mower. If I can find a used 4’ rough cut for the 3 point, that could work out well. Keeping the 1023 would also mean not having to figure things out to make the 647 work on the 3320.
I would also then convert the arms on the H120 to quick attach because I have a 53” bucket that I rarely use on the 3320.
Should be fun to work on, and daunting because I’ve never done painting etc. The key clean and straightening was the easy part Plus, I can now put down the shovel in favour of the 647 for the garden work