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    Default Buying a used rototiller landpride

    I'm going to look at a used 70" landpride rototiller tomorrow and was looking for advise on what to look for in defects and or problem areas on rototillers. Also what is a 70" used landpride tiller worth approx? How well do they hold up compared to other brands of tillers?

    Forgot to add it's a RTA2570 and it's two years old no leaks is what I'm told.

    thanks in advance for any help and or views on this
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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by gordon on 10/5/00 10:49 PM.</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Gordon, I'm not familiar with the Landpride. I don't think there's anything unusual to look for (for a guy who's used to tractors and implements). Is it chain driven or gear? I'd like to be able to take the cover off and see what kind of shape that's in (has it been lubricated, visible rust or wear, etc.). How much are the tines worn down? Any of them broken? Is the PTO driveshaft bent? U-joints OK? Gearbox got oil it? Is it leaking? I don't know about the price of a used one, but my 40" Bush Hog cost $1,300 5 years ago, and the new 60" ones I've seen lately were $1,200 to $1,700.

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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Bird the tiller has a gearbox (beveled gears) in the center top with a shaft running to the side that has a #100 chain in a oil bath on the side of it. Got this info from the landpride website.
    So is it considered a chain drive?
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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Landpride makes top quality implements. I have 2 of their implements (rear scraper blade and a boxscraper)and I am very satisfied with the durability of Landpride's products. My tiller however is a Woods brand so I don't have any first hand knowledge about their tillers.


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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Yep, Gordon, that's considered a chain drive. I think (don't know for sure) that the really heavy duty models are gears in place of that chain, and I've heard of some folks who are convinced the gears are better. For me personally, that wouldn't be a big deal; only that whichever it has is in good working order, not rusty or worn out. My Bush Hog RTS40 is a chain drive and it's sure seen some heavy duty use for over 5 years without a problem.

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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Thanks for the info Bird.
    Another question I have is this how many hours can you run a set of tines before they need to be replaced? I know that there are tons of different things that come into play here but just a ballpark figure would be great. Also how much maintance does the tiller require overall?
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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Gordon
    <font color=blue>Re: how many hours can you run a set of tines before they need to be replaced?</font color=blue> I guess it would depend on how many rocks you hit, how hard the ground is, etc. I figure I probably put about 100 hours a year on my tiller. I've had it over 5 years and figure the tines are maybe a third of the way to being worn enough to replace, and while I've hit a few hidden bricks and had it bouncing up and down a lot on rock hard clay, I've never broken one.

    <font color=blue>Re: how much maintance does the tiller require overall?</font color=blue> Now you make me embarrass myself with my poor maintenance. The manual says to grease the PTO driveline (which I do frequently), every 40 hours check the oil in the gearbox (I try to remember and do that at least once a year and have never needed to add any), and the chain on mine runs in grease instead of oil - about 2 pounds of grease in that case. The manual says to clean it all out and pack it with new grease every 100 hours. I did that once; two or three years ago (really ought to try to remember and do that again).[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Gordon, best thing i like about my tiller is the adj. cluch. no shear pins! I have to replace them all of the time on the brush hog, what a pain in the a**. I got my tiller to use in the woods so spent the $$$ for that option. money well spent. You should be able to get one after market to bolt on i would think?
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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Rich have you got many hours on your tiller? The reason I'm asking all these questions is that I've never had a large tiller before only a small walkbehind. Have you had any or many problems to speak of? I'll find out tomorrow if its got a slip clutch or shear pin, was pouring down rain tonight so I didn't go over to look at it. He's asking $1000.00 for the tiller and sounds pretty firm on that price.
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    Default Re: Buying a used rototiller landpride

    Gordon not to many, maybe 100 - 200 got it to tille the woods up to plant ginsing but ran in to problums [long story] but it will till up small stumps go over logs/ small 5" and down, have weged rocks up under it ect. but have had no trouble with it. If i rember i payed about $2500.00 6 yrs. ago, its a mancio, from Italy. And you won't belive it but it's orange to boot! When i bought it i had my blue ford, then got the kubota, that color musta rub off.
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