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  1. #1
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    Default Land Pride tiller

    Guys,

    I'm right on the edge of buying a Land Pride RTA 10 (forward till) 50" rototiller. It is rated for 17 - 25 HP and weighs 430 lbs.

    The other option is the RTR (reverse till) with about the same specs. It weighs a little more and is about $200 more, also rated 17 - 25 HP.

    They are made in the USA. I'll be using a BX 2350.

    Anybody with the good, bad and/or ugly...I'd really like to hear any opinions.

    Thanks a lot! Paul

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    Default Re: Land Pride tiller

    Land Pride makes high quality equipment. Their tillers are high quality to. I don't think you would go wrong buying one. Just curious, whats the price for one of these?
    BX2350

    FEL, RCK54 MMM, 4' Farm Star BB, 5' Farm Star RB, 5' Rake

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    Default Re: Land Pride tiller

    I have a JD2210 and use a WOODS GTC52-2 tiller. I run it just fine with approx. 17-18 PTO hp. Here's some things I learned about a tiller (before and after purchase):

    1. Check all oil levels and lube it prior to use. Also check the slip clutch. Even a new clutch could seize.

    2. Rocky soil, go forward rotation. Other favorable conditions (existing garden, few rocks, tree roots, etc.), a reverse would work nice. Mine's a forward rotation and does everything I want it to.

    3. It's a good idea to rip the area you want to till with a subsoiler or scarifiers from a box blade (I did the latter). You may be surprised at what you find! I found cable, conduit pipes, and not to mention huge rocks. Hitting a large rock is not fun with a tiller. Neither is trying to get something out that's jammed in the tines (I have more than my fair share of experience!). From what I understand, this is common with a reverse rotation tiller in rocky ground, with rocks getting jammed. This makes checking the slip clutch very important.

    My tiller is built like a tank, as is the Landpride you're looking at. I can't wait for the weather to break so I could re-do a food plot, start a new garden, and smooth some areas of lawn to reseed. My advice? Pull the trigger and start tilling!

    BTW, my tiller ran $1895.00 (+ tax) in July, 08.

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    Default Re: Land Pride tiller

    Thanks for the replies! Like everything we buy for tractors we pay big time...especially on the west coast. There's very little competition out here, relatively speaking, and the shipping just kills us.

    The RTA10 I'm looking at is about $2100 + tax. That includes delivery and set up (PTO shaft if cutting is needed, etc.) I suppose I could have beaten up every dealer within miles of here for a few bucks less but with the service I have gotten from the dealer I bought the tractor from it works out OK for me.

    I think the forward tiller is the way I'll go as my ground is pretty debris and rock free. I hear that the forward tiller outsells the reverse tiller by a a pretty good margin...the reverse is also a couple on hundred more.

    Might be a week or more but I'll post something when I get it.

    Thanks. Paul

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    Default Re: Land Pride tiller

    Like you said, we pay big time for our toys! With delivery and set up, it sounds pretty good. I never cut a PTO shaft prior to my tiller and I worried a little when I was cutting. I usually end up with expensive mistakes! But it wasn't too bad and everything went well. Even so, it would have been nice to have it delivered and set up!

    On Landpride's website it states that a shear pin is standard, slip clutch optional. I STRONGLY suggest to make sure you get the slip clutch. You won't be dissapointed with the forward rotation. In tearing sod, I made one pass then let it dry for a day or so. After the second pass it was like powder. It's also good to know that if you hit that ever present rock, it'll get kicked out the back (hopefully!) instead of towards you tractor.

    Good luck with you decision and post the pictures!

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    Default Re: Land Pride tiller

    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzer View Post
    Thanks for the replies! Like everything we buy for tractors we pay big time...especially on the west coast. There's very little competition out here, relatively speaking, and the shipping just kills us.

    The RTA10 I'm looking at is about $2100 + tax. That includes delivery and set up (PTO shaft if cutting is needed, etc.) I suppose I could have beaten up every dealer within miles of here for a few bucks less but with the service I have gotten from the dealer I bought the tractor from it works out OK for me.

    I think the forward tiller is the way I'll go as my ground is pretty debris and rock free. I hear that the forward tiller outsells the reverse tiller by a a pretty good margin...the reverse is also a couple on hundred more.

    Might be a week or more but I'll post something when I get it.

    Thanks. Paul
    You might want to look at a CCM CR50 Gear drive tiller. The CCM CR50 has a clutch and is designed for the BX limited CAT 1 hitch.
    $1,200 plus $260 delivery to a business address. That is a substantial savings over the LandPride tiller. The LP is a fine tiller just a bit over-priced.


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