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I have a new 1025r and I want a tiller. Can anyone tell me if the King Cutter is worth it or if I should stay with the JD, or maybe there is another one I should look into?
 

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I have a KK 48" BX tiller. It works fine for me. Mine came from Fleet Farm.
 

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I have the JD 647 tiller that I purchased 10+ years ago. No complaints, but it doesn't see a lot of use and can sit for years at a time. I use it for landscaping projects, not gardens.

It was down to the King Kutter, at Mill's Fleet-Farm, and the 647 when I purchased it. At that time, it was a $200 difference between the two. So I went with the 647 as, no argument, the green paint holds its resale value much, much, better and the dealer would have cut the driveshaft, if it had been necessary, at no additional cost.

To give you an idea on how well they hold their resale value, I moved from a 455 L&G tractor to the 1025R last year. Of course, the tiller driveshaft was now to short. Again, the plus with John Deere, was the longer driveshaft was readily available---at $450! Now, I'm sure I would've come up with something for less, but I ran across another 647 on Craig's List that had behind a SCUT, so it had the longer driveshaft. It had definitely seem some use, but it was still a solid tiller. I purchase it for $1000. I swapped the driveshaft with mine. Cleaned it up a bit and sold it for 1195.00, with guys lined up to buy it.

It may have gone King Kutter, if I was purchasing today, as I believe the price spread between them is much greater than $200 now.
 

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I agree with goodworks, for general home owner use, you can't beat a King Kutter. I have the 4' tiller that is offset, it is perfect for the 1 series, and built like a tank.
 

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I don't think you can go wrong with either one, just depends on your budget, even the County Line at TSC is a very well built tiller.
 

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I bought a Bush Hog ,but had looked at TSC and was going to buy it but local MF dealer made a deal to good to pass.

My only complaint or suggestion ,try to find a 54" so it covers the rear wheels, I have 1 1/8" spacers on my rear wheels.
 

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With tillers you really get no meaningful return on your investment in the $2-3000 units compared to all the stuff in the $1500 range. There is nothing wrong at all with King Kutter or the other various brands most tractor supply type stores sell. Just get one sized appropriate to your tractor. There are tons of threads around here about that.

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A 48" tiller will cover the tracks of my 1026R. At times my 48" KK will push my 1026r. I have red clay, its like tilling concrete . I don't recommend going any bigger.
 

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I’ve got a 50” Landpride tiller I use on my 1025r. Tractor handles it fine and tiller covers the tire tracks. I believe Woods sells a 52” tiller that would work good as well.


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I, like cheestrain have a land pride but I have the rtr 1258 and like it!


‘17 1025r w/FEL
(2) 80 JD carts
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Land Pride 4’ land plane
Land Pride 1258 tiller
Frontier ss1023 broadcast spreader
Victory EF135 flail mower
 

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Just today I picked up a 48" Countyline tiller at Tractor Supply since they are having a 10% off sale on tillers. It is the yellow version made by Tartar. I wanted the orange Sub Compact model which I thought would be the King Kutter XB but it was also a Tartar made tiller.

Unfortunately it ended up being either used or a return and all of the gear oil had leaked from the gearbox seal. But while there another person was returning the yellow 48" for a bigger one (the 48" did not cover his rear tires on his Kubota). So they offered this to me for an additional discount.

So far I have assembled it, greased, and filled with oil. I will size the PTO shaft tomorrow and then try it out.
 

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Just today I picked up a 48" Countyline tiller at Tractor Supply since they are having a 10% off sale on tillers. It is the yellow version made by Tartar. I wanted the orange Sub Compact model which I thought would be the King Kutter XB but it was also a Tartar made tiller.

Unfortunately it ended up being either used or a return and all of the gear oil had leaked from the gearbox seal. But while there another person was returning the yellow 48" for a bigger one (the 48" did not cover his rear tires on his Kubota). So they offered this to me for an additional discount.

So far I have assembled it, greased, and filled with oil. I will size the PTO shaft tomorrow and then try it out.
You made the right choice, the yellow County Line implements are iMATCH ready with the addition of the bushing kit. You won't be disappointed.:good2:
 

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Tim, of Tractor Time with Tim, uses the King Kutter XB. You should check out his videos for the tiller. Ask Tractor Mike also posted a recent YouTube on tillers, which basically says, "get one." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuQi76_bTcU
 

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You made the right choice, the yellow County Line implements are iMATCH ready with the addition of the bushing kit. You won't be disappointed.:good2:
For my 1025R I did indeed get the quick hitch bushings. No way am I going to try to manhandle 590 lbs. I had to cut a short amount from the PTO shaft. I have the slip clutch disassembled and am cleaning that this afternoon.

It doesn't have much lift height but I don't need that much anyway.
 

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For my 1025R I did indeed get the quick hitch bushings. No way am I going to try to manhandle 590 lbs. I had to cut a short amount from the PTO shaft. I have the slip clutch disassembled and am cleaning that this afternoon.

It doesn't have much lift height but I don't need that much anyway.
Yup, if I remember I think I cut 1 1/2” off my pto shaft.
 

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I bought the Frontier 1142 with my 1025r purchase. It was their smallest version but still covers my tire tracks with no problem.
 
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