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Old 02-27-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Does anyone use a three point rototiller that attaches to a tractor, to till a garden or for other uses? If so, do you have any recommendations? Thanks
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Well, we bought a Howse today. It is chain drive, so hope it works. Guess this is not a big item with rural folks, lol.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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As a rule Howse makes decent equipment.

Normally when doing tillage things like plows, disks and drags are used for working soil and seed bed preperation.

A tiller is good for small areas. If you have anything more than that conventional equipment is faster and usually better or just as good a result as a tiller.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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Thanks for your reply. We used the tiller to turn the garden, and it is amazing. Like you explained, it's not practical for large areas.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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What make/model of tractor are u using?
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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I use a tiller. King Kutter.

Not sure if it's this particular mfgr, but make sure it's sized correctly for your tractor. Mine is a bit small for my tractor at 54" (I think). If I accidently back into something or don't have it high enough, it regularly bends at the lower pins where it attaches to the 3PH. Will be reinforcing that this week...
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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dated post, BUT...

With 3pt tiller, Always use a driveline clutch device that will stall BEFORE breaking your PTO output shaft, or something inside the tractor.

ALWAYS check these devices BEFORE tilling (sometimes they 'rust' in locked position)

Internal gear / shaft work is spendy and not good timing during springtime planting.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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What make/model of tractor are u using?
It is a John Deere 5205...around 53 hp. The nice thing about the rototiller is that it can be offset, so you can cover one of the tire tracks. It has a slip clutch ...guess so if you hit a rock, it doesn't break.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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dated post, BUT...

With 3pt tiller, Always use a driveline clutch device that will stall BEFORE breaking your PTO output shaft, or something inside the tractor.

ALWAYS check these devices BEFORE tilling (sometimes they 'rust' in locked position)

Internal gear / shaft work is spendy and not good timing during springtime planting.

Good advice!
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