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    Default Breaking new ground

    Looking at getting a tiller possibly few newbie questions...
    Forward or reverse rotation?
    Chain or gear?
    I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore

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    Default Re: Breaking new ground

    Depends on your ground, soft ground will suck a reverse rotation tiller into the ground(from what I hear), I've used both on my firmer ground and they both work equally well.

    I'm using a chain drive tiller, but if I was to go larger than 48 inches, it would be gear drive.
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    Default Re: Breaking new ground

    i have a 5hp rear tine gear driven turns backwards had it for years works well and easy to use versus the front tine

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    Default Re: Breaking new ground

    Quote Originally Posted by sam5570 View Post
    i have a 5hp rear tine gear driven turns backwards had it for years works well and easy to use versus the front tine
    I'm fairly sure he wants a tiller for on his kubota MX5100.
    Don

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    Yes looking the PTO kind
    I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore

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    Default Re: Breaking new ground

    i think you could go with either a chain drive or gear drive without it making much difference. My reasoning is that with a gear drive it is important to be sure that the bearings and alignment and gears be made and fitted to a very close rolerance. if not the gears won't last nearly as long. A chain drive and sprocket assembly doesn't require as close a tolerance as the gear drive. The chain can be easily replaced at a lower cost when and if necessary. i think it is a wash.

    Quality of the tines, overall construction quality and rotor diameter are more important imo. I use forward rotation tillers in my locale because these are better for climbing over large rocks or boulders with less problems. i would also recommend you get a tiller with a slip clutch too. i have both Howard and Deere tillers and both have been dependable and durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    i think you could go with either a chain drive or gear drive without it making much difference. My reasoning is that with a gear drive it is important to be sure that the bearings and alignment and gears be made and fitted to a very close rolerance. if not the gears won't last nearly as long. A chain drive and sprocket assembly doesn't require as close a tolerance as the gear drive. The chain can be easily replaced at a lower cost when and if necessary. i think it is a wash.

    Quality of the tines, overall construction quality and rotor diameter are more important imo. I use forward rotation tillers in my locale because these are better for climbing over large rocks or boulders with less problems. i would also recommend you get a tiller with a slip clutch too. i have both Howard and Deere tillers and both have been dependable and durable.
    I can attest to this one. My BIL has the KKII 72 inch tiller, and my Bush Hog tiller will till about 3 inches deeper than his, due to my tine length being longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don87 View Post
    I can attest to this one. My BIL has the KKII 72 inch tiller, and my Bush Hog tiller will till about 3 inches deeper than his, due to my tine length being longer.
    I'm also looking at brand I've read the KKII is good. Which bush hog model do you have?
    I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore

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    Default Re: Breaking new ground

    i say go with a chain drive i used one for years the only problems the chain breaks easy fix buy spare links they are alot cheaper then a new chain and a chain drive i know they make em up to 5 foot that the size i had it was a cheapo frm TSC never a problem with gear box best of luck to u

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    Default Re: Breaking new ground

    orange Toys,
    i have the 73' Deere 673 tiller and it has been very good so far. i have read here that most who buy the King Kutter tiller are very satisfied though and for less money. The tillers seem to be one of the better attachments made by kk and offer a good value from what i see here. Lots of bang for the buck.

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