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    Default Re: What Brand / Size Tiller To buy?

    I can't remember the weight, the spec is in the manual something like 85w140 GL5. Walmart carries it, they have two of the same, you need the higher temp rating but I couldn't figure out why though. Happy tilling!
    Last edited by yelbike; 10-10-2012 at 09:47 PM. Reason: Hook on fonix studant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yelbike View Post
    I can't remember the weight, the spec is in the manual something like 85w140 GL5. Walmart carries it, they have two of the same, you need the higher temp rating but I couldn't figure out why though. Happy tilling!
    Thanks for the info. Do u know about how many pumps of grease should go in the fitting on the side of the tiller? It's for the bearing that the tube that holds the tines on, rides on.

    Thanks!
    '98 Massey Ferguson 231

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_R

    Thanks for the info. Do u know about how many pumps of grease should go in the fitting on the side of the tiller? It's for the bearing that the tube that holds the tines on, rides on.

    Thanks!
    A whole lot, maybe even a half tube or more. Mines not full yet. I just give lot (10-15 pumps) every time i use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yelbike View Post
    A whole lot, maybe even a half tube or more. Mines not full yet. I just give lot (10-15 pumps) every time i use it.
    I put about 30 pumps in it while ago and never seen grease come out anywhere...
    '98 Massey Ferguson 231

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    Default Re: What Brand / Size Tiller To buy?

    I see you've already bought a tiller, but I'll share my experience. I have a MF 150, which specs out to be an older gas version of your MF 231. The soil around me is heavy with a lot of clay. A 6' Woods tiller is absolutely all that tractor wants to pull. I have to run it in 1st gear, low range, with the throttle wide open to keep the tach at PTO speed. If the area has been worked (like a garden) the prior year, I can just use the tiller to get the ground ready to plant in about three passes. I haven't had much luck just using the tiller on sod (like re-doing a hay field), so I plow first. It seems to work better for me that way.
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    Ok folks, i have used the tiller enough now to know that i am Very Pleased with it's performance! It is definately worth the investment if you are considering a tiller for your tractor. A disk harrow works for sure, but a tiller is "the new way" to go. I dont regret the purchase at all and wish i would have bought one sooner.
    I honestly don't think the King Kutter/CountyLine is the 'best' or 'heaviest' on the market today, but it will do the job and should last many years. I do think it's one of the best for the $$ though.

    Travis
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    Default Re: What Brand / Size Tiller To buy?

    I have 10 acres of land that we have recently taken out of grove it has already grown into field grass. We would like to purchase an implement to till and smooth out all of the bumps left from removing the citrus trees on the entire 10 acres. Using John deere 5093 tractor any suggestions which implement will turn over and smooth the soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_R View Post
    Ok folks, i have used the tiller enough now to know that i am Very Pleased with it's performance! It is definately worth the investment if you are considering a tiller for your tractor. A disk harrow works for sure, but a tiller is "the new way" to go. I dont regret the purchase at all and wish i would have bought one sooner.
    I honestly don't think the King Kutter/CountyLine is the 'best' or 'heaviest' on the market today, but it will do the job and should last many years. I do think it's one of the best for the $$ though.

    Travis

    Travis,
    I think you made a good choice and purchase with the $1500 King Kutter that should be just about perfect for your tractor and conditions.

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    Default Re: What Brand / Size Tiller To buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by robinkeith View Post
    I have 10 acres of land that we have recently taken out of grove it has already grown into field grass. We would like to purchase an implement to till and smooth out all of the bumps left from removing the citrus trees on the entire 10 acres. Using John deere 5093 tractor any suggestions which implement will turn over and smooth the soil.

    I would use a 5 point chisel plow (buy a used one) then follow up with a disk harrow and section harrow. This combination would give you enough depth and smoothing to solve your problems. I would consider using a land plane to smooth if you have one but wouldn't buy it for a one shot deal.

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    Default Re: What Brand / Size Tiller To buy?

    I plan on buying a tiller sometime before next spring. I have a kubota L3800, 38 engine hp and 30 PTO hp. Any opinions about whether I should get a 72" or 60"? The rear wheels now measure 60" outside to outside, but in two weeks I will be installing 4"spacers on each rear wheel. Another question I have is about the working depth of the tiller. My initial brief research shows that some have a working depth of 8", some less. Any opinions on that point? It seems to me that the working depth would another factor, along with width, in determining the hp requirement. And more working depth seems better to me.

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