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    I am really looking for some type of tiller about 44-48 inches to adapt for my 3pt with PTO. Anyone have any ideas of mfg. that made these and what rpms they are designed to run at?

    Pictures would be great.

    Bill

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    Default Re: Homemade tiller pictures

    You can buy one ready to rock for less than you could build one for, esp. since you don't already have the tiller to adapt...

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    I been there and done that. I converted a 58" rice tiller a fellow gave me. I have $1000 in 1/2" steel plate, tube, tines and bolts and PTO clutch and drive shaft. For another $500 I coulda had a new KK or CCM tiller. I pull it with a 35 Hp Jinma and had to build new pulling mounts. I spent a month working on it. It's a strong tiller now, but I sure never saved any money. It was a classic "Once I got into it there was no place to stop projects". You have to make pulling lugs to support the the tractor Hp or you'll wind up with a bunch of bent iron. bjr

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    Default Re: Homemade tiller pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by BTackett
    I am really looking for some type of tiller about 44-48 inches to adapt for my 3pt with PTO. Anyone have any ideas of mfg. that made these and what rpms they are designed to run at?

    Pictures would be great.

    Bill
    Here's a photo of my kubota B7510HST (21 hp engine, 17 hp pto) with a used Yanmar RS-1200 rototiller (48" wide, $300 from my local grey market tractor guy).

    The pto shaft that came with the tiller was shot so I bought a $75 replacement from Tractor Supply and cut it down to fit.

    I also spent another $80 on a slip clutch since the tiller didn't come with one and didn't have shear pins.

    Needed a $15 pto extender from TSC so the slip clutch wouldn't interfere with the sheet metal on the top of the tiller.

    The lower 3pt arms on the Kubota are only about 26" long. To get the tiller/pto/slip clutch to fit, I had to use the 35" long arms from my MF-135 tractor.





    So for under $500 I got a good working tiller at about 1/3 the cost of a new one.

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    Default Re: Homemade tiller pictures

    There are a lot of good used Japanese tillers out there (gray market) for $250 to $550. The 3-pt type should be practically a bolt-on for you, maybe some clearance issues you should be able to easily deal with. The lower cost ones are usually 2-pt and you have to fabricate an adapter like I did (2-pt to 3-pt) or modify the tiller like bjr did. My Yanmar 1200 2-pt tiller cost about $350 incl. shipping and the steel for the adapter about $125.

    Bill
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    Default Re: Homemade tiller pictures

    Thats what I am looking for! Are all the grey market tillers for CCW or CW PTO shafts? I have the U.S. CW standard size PTO shaft on my MT372. I can make something work if I have something to go by.

    Where is a good place to look for the 2pt grey mkt tillers?



    Bill

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    Almos tall the grey market Japanese tillers are CW rotation. I understand there are a few out there for CCW for use on some smaller and older models of (I think) Mitsubishi tractors, but are pretty rare. The main thing to take into consideration on many of the 2-PT tillers (like mine) is that they generally have a 16 or 18 spline metric type PTO shaft (about 30mm) and you have to adapt a std. 1-3/8" 6-spline PTO shaft to it. I used a 1-3/8"M 6-spline X 1"F PTO adapter and had it reamed out to fit the 30mm tiller shaft, and simply welded it to the shaft. Now it's a permanent std 1-3/8" tiller. But you can eliminate all of those adapter problems by just getting a 3-pt grey market tiller, much less hassle. As for where to buy, I found mine on e-Bay and it was located in OK at some equipment company there, can't remember the name.

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    Default Re: Homemade tiller pictures

    You can watch craigslist and the local classifieds as well. I picked up a used LandPride 48" tiller for $400, plus $150 for new tines.



    Charles

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