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  1. #1

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    Kubota L-4610 Cab

    Default Before and After KK tiller

    This field on a ridge on my farm has never had any crops on it in my lifetime (50 years), never been plowed, mostly red clay base with short grass, some blackberries, timothy hay, etc. I used KK 14 point double plow from TSC, then bought the KK 60" tiller. Took me two days to get tiller hooked up, lined up, greased, etc. I was amazed at what this machine did with this hard stuff.
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  2. #2

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    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    yes i plowed too deep...and i paid for it when dropping wheels into that trench, too...angle meter on dash hovered around 15 to 20 degrees at times....spooky feeling. Never thought about turning over just plowing on level ground before.
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    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    another pic of field...will be planting pumpkins on this plot....supermarket, farmer's market, and setting a landscape trailer out in high traffic area for halloween. Got to do something to pay for this bota 4610.
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    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    after using KingKutter 60" roto-tiller. A digging machine. Can't even hear it running. and wow do I love hydrostatic now!
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    Ontario, NY
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    JD 790 (2001)

    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    SmokyMtnMan,

    What a difference! Thanks for the pictures, they really help novices like myself understand the impact of these implements.

    I ordered a tiller myself, last week. I am very much looking forward to the experience.

    Out of curiosity:

    1) Why do you like the Hydrostatic with the tiller?

    2) What would happen if you ran the tiller on unplowed land?

    Thanks

    Buck

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    Adirondacks, NY, USA
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    John Deere 4520 cab... formerly Yanmar 336D

    Default Question on KK tiller

    Greetings...

    I'm seriously considering a 60" KK tiller myself-does it off-set at all (The KK website mentions that the 4' does, but nothing on the 5' or 6'...).
    Also, how necessary is it to pre-plow the land before tilling? (I've done it all by hand in the past, or with small tillers...).

    Thank you,
    Couchsachraga

  7. #7

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    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    Although I'm not any veteran farmer with years of tractor experience, I'll try to answer questions just as I see it.
    the hydrostatic difference......I just put mine in low range...step on front of pedal and go .....when it encounters rocks, or front of tiller digs down, or just extra thick turf and attempts to bog down or kill motor......i just simply lift foot.....engine catches up.....then i go again.........if i need for some reason to lift tiller and miss a spot...i can simply raise tiller.....step on back of bedal and reverse it......then back over where i missed and get tiller down and go again.......at end of row......when you want to come back down row or go to another part of field.......you just give it more gas......no gear changes........just makes things go smoother with one less thing to worry about

    and. as for using it on unplowed ground......i'll send pics this evening to show you.......main difference is deeper tilling, more green manure mixed in, more mixing of soil.

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    2000 New Holland TC29D with 7308 FEL, and top & tilt. 1950 John Deere B. 1940 Farmall A.

    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    Don - “Took me two days to get tiller hooked up, lined up, greased, etc”

    Why did it take so long to get it ready? I put some oil in the gearboxes, greased the shaft, hooked it up, and adjusted the height in less than an hour.

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    Kansas
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    Kubota BX2200, Kubota B2410

    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    Knowing very little here about that part of the world and knowing also that Pics often distort things but it sure looks like you have set your rows out up and down the hill instead of across them. Why? J

  10. #10

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    Default Re: Before and After KK tiller

    I didn't even realize I had ROWS yet! I just plowed and cut up the soil and then tilled it. I'm not ready for planting yet. I will go back over.....there's 'no hill's'....it's just a very slight grade, almost level ridge top.....and the first plowing was ACROSS, not up and down

    and as to why it took so long.....I had never operated this type of grease gun before....and had trouble figuring it out.......I could not get stablizer bars to let out far enough at first......I could'nt find 90W-140W oil for gear box anywhere in reasonable driving distance..every store here had 80W to 90W......one of my skid shoes was two notches lower than other one and the threads were stripped on the bolt holding in place.....and finally....i'm a rookie at this.......and it's kind of hard to hook up some of this stuff with just one person doing it.......hope that answered questions

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