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  1. #1
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    Default Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    Hi folks,

    I recently returned stateside from a few years abroad and want to get a market farm up and running. I just bought a used tiller from the want ads, got it home to do a bit of research, and from my first round of research, I believe it's a rice paddy tiller. A Mitsubishi R1431U... Can't make out the whole model. I got it for a good price hoping to replace some of the broken/missing tines, but I can;t seem to find them online.

    When people are asking about problems and tines for their tillers, I often see people post asking whether it's a rice paddy tiller. What does the rice paddy tiller information imply. What is good or bad about a rice paddy tiller?

    If I can't find replacement tines, I might just clean it up and resell it.

    Thanks!
    Andy

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    Default Re: Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    Check with Clean Cutter Tiller Blades
    They have a huge list of tiller blades.


    HTH

    Arkaybee

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    Default Re: Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    Hoye tractor i think may carry some blades, but there for yanmar tillers if so but will prolly work??

    A rice patty tiller looks more like Hooked blades rather than the L shaped blades of a US made or designed tiller uses. they are used to fluff up or till a rice patty which can either be partly under watter, muddy or drier. Several members use them here even in the red clay of the south and say they do a fine job. I would love to have one, although i know the tines can be hard to find,but the internet is your friend here.
    YM2000. MF dirt scoop,4' Jbar bushhog,boompole, LMC 12-16 disk harrow, 4' Atlas boxblade (with rippers). 1980 chevy K10,1990 ford ranger 2wd (285K miles),1997 saturn SL2 (twin cam!!),2001Toyota Higlander
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    Troybuilt 4 cycle & Echo 2 stroke,cold natured(need carb rebuild),MS390 Stihl, Northern tool pressure washer, mixes water into the oil in the pump(now dead, motor on a tiller). 5000 watt generator.

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    Default Re: Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    I have read that the tines on the rice paddy tillers are not made from hardened steel because they were only designed to be used in the soft, wet rice paddies in Korea/Japan/Indonesia/etc. Here in the states, the ground can be much harder, with numerous rocks, resulting in more wear on the tines. I don't have personal experience with this, it's just what I've read. Good luck with it!
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

    2001 John Deere 790 4x4 with Model 70 FEL, 5ft International World Agritech bush hog, 5ft Wallberg BB, 5ft Frontier disc harrow, 5ft King Kutter II Rototiller, 5ft Cultipacker, 5ft Sitrex finish mower, Leinbach PHD with 9" & 12" augers, Leinbach middlebuster, Leinbach #11 Field Cultivator, boom pole, custom 3pt handi-hitch, clamp on bucket forks, Pat's Easy Change.

    Nothing runs like a Deere, or smells like a John....

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    Default Re: Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    I have an old Yanmar RS1200 rototiller 48" size---it's from a rice field in Japan. Cost:$300. I used it a few years ago to put in new landscaping around my house--tractor was a kubota B7510HST. Found that plowing with a middle buster and then rototilling is the way to go. YOu really need an HST tractor so you can move along at 0.5 mph ground speed to get the best results from any rototiller.

    Good luck.

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    Super Member clemsonfor's Avatar
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    Default Re: Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    The japaneese tractors made for the japaneese markeet usually have a super slow first gear, but HST is good to
    YM2000. MF dirt scoop,4' Jbar bushhog,boompole, LMC 12-16 disk harrow, 4' Atlas boxblade (with rippers). 1980 chevy K10,1990 ford ranger 2wd (285K miles),1997 saturn SL2 (twin cam!!),2001Toyota Higlander
    1986 Cobia 177 sunskiff w/1981 Johnson 60 hp
    1991 Javalen 17ft w/same year 150 Johnson GT
    Troybuilt 4 cycle & Echo 2 stroke,cold natured(need carb rebuild),MS390 Stihl, Northern tool pressure washer, mixes water into the oil in the pump(now dead, motor on a tiller). 5000 watt generator.

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    Default Re: Rice Paddy Tillers - what's good/bad?

    Acherr

    One possibility to your worn tine issue is if they are not too badly worn, is to have a welder resurface and add the harden edge material. I had this done to an old troy Built horse model and the work lasted for 20 years or more. It was a real challenge to sharpen them the first time with the harden weld. I had most of the work done by my high school shop folks (good for the kids to learn - I donated materials), then took them to a pro to finish and harden edge them. Just a thought
    2011 CT 235 with FEL, Filled rear tires, 6 foot Land Pride Box Blade, Ansung Terra Force YJR074 tiller, Ansung Terra Force 42 inch pallet forks, Ford 503 3pt side delivery rake, IH 1300 9 ft sickle mower, Hesston 4550 baler, along with rear flood light on the tractor.

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