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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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We sell about equal numbers of tillers and discs. I agree that for food plots and smaller acreage a tiller may be best way to go. Large fields of 5-10-20 acres, most customers prefer a plow and wheel disc. We do sell a few of the new 10 ft roto tillers that can cover a lot of ground fast, however, they are pretty pricey. Ken Sweet
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