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The 1026R 3 PH capacity is 681 lbs at 24" behind the link arms. The KK II 48" tiller weighs 569 lbs. The KK II 60" tiller weighs 630 lbs.

With the iMatch at about 60 pounds would you put the 3PH in a strain with the 60" tiller at 630 pounds?

I believe the 1026R would handlle the 60" tiller so far as the HP requirement goes but am concerned about the total weight on the 3PH being just over the recommended limit.

What say ye with more experience than I?

As always your assistance and expertise is appreciated! :good2:
 

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Hello Ralph, A friend had a Massey Furguson 35 we used around our properties for a number of years. He bought an oversized rear rototiller to put in gardens and corn stands to save time. A short time later, while rototilling, the transmission case broke in half right under his feet. That was the end of his tractor (it cost to much to fix it Vs. it's value). The owner's manual and dealer, best know the design limits of their products. I've found it's always best to stay within those limits. Bigger is not always better. Also, there might be a Warranty issue if something breaks(?). Anyway, that's my experience on the question :)
 

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Both of you make a real good point. Was thinking about the 60" tiller because I want to be sure the tiller covers the tractor tracks. The outside dimension across the R4's on the 1026R is just over 47" so the 48" tiller would cover the tracks (barely). That would probably be the best choice.

The 48" tiller is less expensive too! :thumbup1gif:
 

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Just to throw this out there, we use a 54" Frontier model behind our less powerful 4110 and its great! Maybe you want to look in the middle of the two, unless your set on king kutter.
 

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Land pride has some really nice tillers and some of the smaller ones have offset to cover the tire track!
 

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I agree with the others that have posted and I can tell you for sure that the 3 point would be taxed at that weigh. I use a frontier seeder at about 700 lbs and had to move the lift arms aft to make it work it stalled before it hit the top of the travel. I would stay with an offset 48".
 

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I have a 48" KingKutter II tiller that I bought new in the spring of 2008. Ran it on a 2320 and an X728. Knowing this tiller, (which is awesome BTW)and now having a 1026R, I wouldn't put a 60" KK on the 1026R. This would be for weight concerns. Good Luck and keep us posted on what you decide. :good2:
 

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I feel a 60" tiller would be a bit much for the 1026r.
 

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A smaller tiller is not a bad thing...as tilling is a very relaxing chore.I wish mine was half the size sometimes....more seat time:lol:
 

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Well . . . the consensus of opinion heavily favors the 48" tiller . . . so that's what I'm going shopping for as soon as I can locate the last coffee can full of quarters in the back yard.

Appreciate the solid advice from each of you. It's reassuring to feel that an important decision has support from the folks on GTT!
 

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Make sure you keep us posted. We want to see the soon-to-be-acquired tiller in action behind that shiny new tractor of yours:thumbup1gif::hi:
 

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Dunno' how soon. Gotta' find the coffee can first . . . :unknown:

But I'll certainly keep you posted with pix here if I am successful.
 

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I'd offer to help find the missing coffee can, but there is that "finders keepers" rule:D


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A point that has been missed;

Think how huch faster you could find the coffee can WITH the tiller! My suggestion - buy tiller to help find the coffee can. See, that's logic right there.....

Now about a smaller tiller, I bought my JD 450 tiller (50" and about 450lbs) when I had a JD 455 garden tractor. When I traded for the 2210, the predecessor to the 2305, a new pto shaft and I was in business. Tiller worked like a champ which in no supprise as it was marketed for both machines.

Then came the 4310 and I KNEW I'd need a bigger tiller! WRONG! the offset in the tiller covered one track completely and the second about 95%. I was very disapointed to say the least.. A 60" reverse tine land pride with a handfull of hours on it is sitting for sale just a few miles away.

Same story with the 3520 I have now. The 50" tiller works just fine, covers one track completely and I have no way to even remotely justify to the wife why we need the new tiller...What's the point of a bigger tractor......


My recommendation - buy at least an 96" tiller now so you don't end up like me!

Seriously though, A 50" tiller would push the 2210 around in clay quite a bit. Not that it didn't get the job done but a 60" might be tough. It's not power but a weight/traction issue.

Good luck,

Kelly
 

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The specifications show the weight as 436 lbs. Hope this helps.Fred
Lessee . . . weight of JD 655 tiller 436 lbs. Weight of 48" KK II tiller 569 lbs (per KK website).

Evidently KK just builds them heavier. :dunno:

I'lll certainly check the price of the JD 655 . . . but have a feeling the KK will be more reasonably priced.
 

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I talked to a trailer manufacturer friend yesterday about buying a new trailer. He said he was just informed that steel was about to take a big jump in price, and for me not to tarry.I expect tillers to do the same shortly.Might want to find that coffee can pretty quick.
 
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