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    Default Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    Recently I had about made up my mind to buy a 6' King Kutter rototiller for my potential food plot business. However, my neighbor who just bought a Woods 5' rototiller, has decided to sell his because he found a used 6 footer.

    The King Kutter I was looking at would run me about $1800. The guy wants $1000 for the 5' Woods which has at the most about 5 hours on it. The money side of me says buy the woods because the savings of $800 could be applied toward a trailer I need. I'm just not familiar with Woods rototillers and am wondering if I would be happy with a 5' instead of a 6' behind my kubota L3710. Thanks for any opinions!

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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    LabLuvR:

    I have a woods BB and Woods rotary cutter. I think it is well made but I bet it is made in Italy. If you found a 6 footer it would be a deal
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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    Do your research to make sure that the gearbox is rated at your PTO horsepower or higher. Also, does the 5 footer cover the width of your rear tires? If not, can you offset it? I would prefer not to have to offset it. Check the model to make sure it is a medium duty. Check the KK you are pricing to see if it is a medium duty. If it is the same or higher quality than the KK, you better hurry up and buy it! Check the weights online if possible also.
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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    I don't know what tractor you have, but I would jump on it. It's what I have, run it on a L3130

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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    At a price of $1000 with only 5 hours on it, I'd assume the tiller your neighbor is selling is the Woods GTC60-2. It's a lighter-duty chain drive. It sells for $1600 brand new.

    The KK is gear driven, which some consider more "bulletproof".

    I'm getting the GTC60-2. I wanted the narrower 5-foot for tilling beds. My salesman assured me the chain drive is strong. I tend to believe him since he'll be there to back it up if I break it.

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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    Since I never bought a plow this year, I rented the woods tiller off my dealer. It is a five foot woods, and I didn't have one problem with it today. I did my garden and my neighbors garden. If I had one negative thing to say, it is that it doesn't go deep enough. Not that I needed it to go 4" deeper, just that after I broke the virgin ground and spun it all up (while it was wet I might add) it wasn't as deep as would have preferred it to be.

    We had at least a 1/4" of rainfall last night/yesterday, and the ground is soaked. I had already picked it up, and since I was renting it for "free", it had to be put to use before Sunday night. I would say I tilled about an acre or so with it. On my land I managed to find some decent sized rocks, and it had no problem dealing with them. My neighbor had a garden in his spot a couple of years ago, so it was pretty much rock free.

    After using it today, I am now contemplating buy a 6 - 7' tiller, instead of a plow. The five foot tiller doesn't cover my rear wheels, and it can't be offset. I had to be creative in tilling the areas up.

    Keep in mind this tiller is well used, and is a rental. i would think one with five hours on it, as long as it was greased and had gear oil in it, was a decent deal.
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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    I have a 6 foot Woods rototiller and a L4330 Kuboto tractor with industrial tires. The Tiller covers the tire tracks and after leveling the tiller it tills much deeper. I bought this tiller new 9 years ago and it just developed an oil seal leak on the left side. Need to check for seal leaks on any tiller you buy. I really like this tiller and will be replaceing the oil seal as soon as I figure out how to do it. Any one out there have any advise on doing this?

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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    Quote Originally Posted by LabLuvR View Post

    The King Kutter I was looking at would run me about $1800. The guy wants $1000 for the 5' Woods which has at the most about 5 hours on it. The money side of me says buy the woods because the savings of $800 could be applied toward a trailer I need. I'm just not familiar with Woods rototillers and am wondering if I would be happy with a 5' instead of a 6' behind my kubota L3710. Thanks for any opinions!
    Probably not a bad deal for the Woods. I just sold a 5' KK tiller (gear drive) for $1200 with similar hours (or less) than that Woods you mention.
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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    Since this topic has resurrected I'm curious what LabLuvR did...I would have got the Woods.

    Of course we garden, I dunno, maybe a full acre at most and the small offset tiller is more than enough...and I also want a trailer, a good to excellent trailer. Not to be snobby but I'm not too keen on those TSC trailers.
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    Default Re: Should I buy this Woods rototiller

    Quote Originally Posted by savageactor7 View Post
    Since this topic has resurrected ...
    Wish I'd looked at the date of the last post before GH's. Oops!
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