Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34
  1. #1
    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,578
    Location
    Grayson, KY
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500 HST

    Default Tiller Setup

    Got my tiller. It's all hooked up minus the PTO shaft, it looks way cool on my 'Bota. Now, how deep should you set it up for? The book is kinda more towards not killing yourself and showing you where all the parts/adjustments/etc are located.

  2. #2
    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    39,310
    Location
    Texas

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    <font color=blue>how deep should you set it up for</font color=blue>

    Bo, I guess it might depend on what you're using it for. I can see running it shallow to just loosen the surface if you're wanting to spread or level an area, or if you have a very thin layer of topsoil and something under it that you don't want disturbed or mixed in, but for me . . . I just leave mine set for maximum depth.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    51
    Location
    Henderson, Ky
    Tractor
    JD 318 and NH TC33D SS

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    Hi Bo, I'm no tiller expert, but I do play one on tv [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]. Last summer when I first got my tiller I set it so it would only till a couple of inches deep on the first pass. This was on a field that had not been broke in several years and was grown up in weeds and had only been bush hogged. Second pass was full depth. I have tilled with the tiller set at maximum depth on the first pass, just had to go slower; my 25hp Jinma could handle it, but I think it was mighty hard on the clutch. This tilling was done with a 58" tiller, by the way. Just get out there and experiment with different settings and different tractor speeds. Tractor size, tractor speed, tiller size, soil type, soil condition, whether soil has been recently worked, are all factors that have to be taken into consideration. One thing to keep in mind though, is it ain't rocket science, just get out there and play with your tiller; it won't take you long to figure it out. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    2,797
    Location
    Southern VT, Southern ME
    Tractor
    John Deere 4100 HST /410 FEL, R4s

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    Boman,

    I have my JD4100 hooked up with a Bushhog RTS 50" tiller. I also use the tiller set for its max. depth of 4".
    Runs thru the garden just fine... but that's also in previously broken up soil.

    When tilling up unbroken hard packed ground I use several shallow passes to achieve the required depth. The BushHog operator's manual also recommends that technique. I find it somewhat easier on the tiller too.
    Doesn't bounce around so much.

    DFB

  5. #5
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Posts
    1,344
    Location
    West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    Tractor
    '78 Kubota B6100DT

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    Bo:

    I use a 38" kubota tiller on my B6100DT. I let my bones be my guide. If the ground is hard I set the depth control of the tiller to where it "feels" like the tiller/tractor is not shaking itself apart or about to break the tiller tines. Make a pass or two like that and then increase the depth.

  6. #6
    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,578
    Location
    Grayson, KY
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500 HST

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    I love you all!

  7. #7
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    856
    Location
    South West Pa/Greene county
    Tractor
    Long/Landtrac360DTC

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    While I've never operated a 3ph tiller, I do have considerable experence on walk behind tillers. If the ground had been worked previously, I'll set to full depth. If the ground is unworked, I will do anywhere from 3 to 5 passes, gradually deepening the setting on each pass, depending on the soil (how hard packed it is, how rocky, claylike or sandy, etc.). I plan on getting a 3ph tiller in the future, but I have other implements which I have a higher priority on first. Maybe some day I'll be rich and will be able to afford all the toys I want.

    Ed King

  8. #8
    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    1,578
    Location
    Grayson, KY
    Tractor
    Kubota B7500 HST

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    Afford? Interesting concept.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    735
    Location
    Southern Maryland
    Tractor
    Ford 1220, John Deere 770, Case 580E and Allmand TLB-35

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    Can't you set it for maximum depth and then use the 3 pt. to bring it up or down??

  10. #10
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    62
    Location
    Penryn, CA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3450

    Default Re: Tiller Setup

    First, I use my tiller a lot. Had to replace the tines after 3 years of use. Two hints for new areas:

    1. Water the area over night on Tuesday - it will be ready to till on the weekend.

    2. If you did not do 1 above, get the box scraper out, lower the scarfer bars, and use it to break up the ground first.


    carl

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.