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Tillers versus disks, what say you?

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I noticed that most people seem to prefer a disk to a tiller and have been trying to figure out why. I think alot has to do with the low ground speed when operating a tiller and well people just get restless.:unknown:

It seems that most would need to pull a disk and make three or four passes with it at 6 mph or one pass with a tiller at 1.5 to 2.0 mph. I have used both disks and tillers and prefer the tiller for my current uses. I was recently comparing a Frontier 1508 pull type wheeled disk and a 1396? or 1308? 3pt disk to the Deere 681 tiller. The wheeled disk is kind of pricey but all the wheeled disks I have used have done a better job. Both of these disks are with 22" notched blades front and rear.

Which do you prefer and why? Assume an equal comparison for tillage depth and consistentcy. How many of you have both a good disk and good tiller to compare results?
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Brian, EEpete,
Thanks for the replies, it seems that most people when tillers are mentioned only consider the small models. Yet when these same people look into disks they consider a wide range of sizes from light to heavy duty models.

I was recently looking into tillage equipment for some small pastures and was comparing the Frontier RT1380 to the DH1508 pull type disk, both of these are in the same price range. I am looking for more information and experiences with the larger heavy duty tillers because they are a lot easier to transport.

Pete looked at your picture posted and would say that is the largest acre I have ever seen.:lol:
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