Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 89
  1. #31
    Advertiser sweettractors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    7,205
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Tractor
    JD 6403 CHA-JD 3130 CHA

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cub72 View Post
    If it "wears out" and breaks, I say shame on you for not servicing your equipment. If a good, properly tensioned chain breaks because of not being sized properly, I say shame on the manufacturer for selling us junk! (Maybe I should also mention I'm a Millwright by trade)
    Speaking from a retired Machinist and Toolmaker's POV, A machine would need to have x number of usable hours published when it was bought new. If it was suggested to last 1000 hours, a user would know to change the part before reaching the 1000 hours. If you go past 1000 and a part breaks, you are on your own. I know of no parameters setup for farming tools? Ken Sweet
    http://www.sweetfarms.com/

    Sweet Farm Equipment LLC (Internet Sales, Shipping All States)
    Shipping Facility
    1815 Defries Rd., Canmer, Ky 42722 Toll Free 1-866-528-3323
    Ken Sweet sweet@scrtc.com

    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

  2. #32
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    18
    Location
    PA
    Tractor
    International Cub, LS R3039H

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by sweettractors View Post
    Speaking from a retired Machinist and Toolmaker's POV, A machine would need to have x number of usable hours published when it was bought new. If it was suggested to last 1000 hours, a user would know to change the part before reaching the 1000 hours. If you go past 1000 and a part breaks, you are on your own. I know of no parameters setup for farming tools? Ken Sweet
    That's a shame. We spend lots of money on this equipment, and if a known part like a roller chain is known to break and cause all kinds of damage, you would think there would be some type of maintenance schedule offered by the manufacturer so the owner could catch the problem before it's too late. I know if I buy one with a chain drive, that will be something I watch.

  3. #33
    Super Member bp fick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    5,588
    Location
    Beaver Creek, Northern Michigan
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2360

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    We've had a number of over head cam engines with "interference" valves. If the timing chain (or belt) snaps, the valves are known to go through the pistons. The schedules do call for these belts/chains to be replaced at X miles for prevention. But, an engine timing chain/belt is in such a controlled environment compared to a farm implement. Far too many variable in terms of use, proper maintenance, storage, climate, etc. with anything by way of Ag equipment.

    Common sense, I guess. Check your equipment. Maintain it. If you suspect a belt or chain, replace it before it breaks. The reality is that few folks do. They pound on stuff until it breaks or lets them down. Shrug.

    Then, they go buy a new one to treat it essentially the same way they treated the previous machine.
    BP


    "Some chickens, some gardens and a Kubota."

  4. #34
    Super Star Member EddieWalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    15,633
    Location
    Tyler, Texas
    Tractor
    Several, all used and abused.

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by sweettractors View Post
    SWEETFARMS.COM

    We sell the 5 Ft Tarter above delivered to a PA Business or truck terminal (Shipping Zone 2) for $1855. It is forward or reverse rotation. We also sell the Phoenix line, If you prefer Italian workmanship. Ken Sweet
    How much HP would I need to run a 5ft tiller? Same question for a six foot tiller?

    Is there a way to order parts for a Tarter tiller online or would I have to go through a dealer?

    Eddie

  5. #35
    Platinum Member cmhyland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    653
    Location
    Woodstock Valley, CT
    Tractor
    2000 Kubota B2910

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWalker View Post
    How much HP would I need to run a 5ft tiller? Same question for a six foot tiller?

    Is there a way to order parts for a Tarter tiller online or would I have to go through a dealer?

    Eddie
    20 to 25HP for a 5 ft tiller. I have the 5ft tiller made by Tarter ad it's a nice tiller.... Really well made and up here in CT we grow rocks... I hit a bowling ball sized rock on every pass... you remove them but mother earth keep giving birth to more every year.

    Regards,
    Chris

  6. #36
    Platinum Member NoTrespassing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    531
    Location
    East Central Illinois
    Tractor
    Kubota 1999 L3710 HST FWA

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWalker View Post
    How much HP would I need to run a 5ft tiller? Same question for a six foot tiller?

    Is there a way to order parts for a Tarter tiller online or would I have to go through a dealer?

    Eddie
    My L3710 claims 31.5 pto hp and handles the 6ft tiller pretty well in wet clay but I have to go slow on the first pass. It'll go through unplowed pasture too but again at a slow pace. After the clay has been worked once and isn't overly wet I can maintain a better pace. Last year was a wet spring here and I bet I tilled our garden plot 6 times over several weeks before I was happy with it. The clay kept clumping badly. That was the first time with the garden in that area. I spread cut green grass on it all mowing season last year in hopes of improving the clay soil and to keep weeds down.

    As far as parts, I don't know and haven't needed any yet.

    Kevin
    L3710 HST/LA681FEL/6ftRM/6ft Woods aerator/6ft Woods Box Scraper/roller/speader/posthole digger

  7. #37
    Elite Member thcri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    4,672
    Location
    Minnesota SE
    Tractor
    New Holland TC29D, 2001

    Default

    I have a 5 foot Farm King. I bought it through my dealer. Paid more for it than what I would have if I went to a KK or like. This tiller was painted from Farm King with the New Holland paint. He had a few of them there and said he can order them any color he wanted.

    I do have a clutch on mine but in the second year maybe 20 hours on it I broke my chain. There was no damage to anything. Dealer replaced chain free
    "This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks."

  8. #38
    Veteran Member xring100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,177
    Location
    Livingston County, Michigan
    Tractor
    Kubota M8540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thcri View Post
    I have a 5 foot Farm King. I bought it through my dealer. Paid more for it than what I would have if I went to a KK or like. This tiller was painted from Farm King with the New Holland paint. He had a few of them there and said he can order them any color he wanted.

    I do have a clutch on mine but in the second year maybe 20 hours on it I broke my chain. There was no damage to anything. Dealer replaced chain free
    Did you do the annual slip clutch maintenance where you check to ensure its slipping by loosening all the spring bolts and then re adjust to proper spring length. Or was the chain just defective.
    Coworker wadded up his drive shaft because he didn't do this check

    Dave

  9. #39
    Platinum Member Katahdin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    606
    Location
    Scarborough, ME
    Tractor
    Yanmar LX4500, Toro z420

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    I'm glad we're seeing some positive feedback from Tarter users, I haven't read much about the brand on TBN until now. Does anybody have any experience with Tarter for getting replacement parts for implements bought from Tractor Supply? I like the fact you can order King Kutter parts directly from their website. Yeah, I'm one of those smaller acreage users who'd probably only use a tiller a couple times a year. I rented a land pride to do our garden, it was beat to **** and only 50 inches wide, it did the job but I'd like a reasonably-priced six footer.

  10. #40
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    360
    Location
    Central Pa
    Tractor
    NH Boomer 1025

    Default Re: Tillers; Why buy anything but County Line?

    I've got a 4 ft TSC tiller, works great. It's gear drive, forward rotation. Seams built heavy enough and I believe it's was made by KK. I take the pto shaft off after I'm done with it in the fall and back off the springs on the slip clutch.

Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. County line professional?
    By HK45 in forum Attachments
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 07:38 PM
  2. Box Scraper County line from TSC
    By eagleeyetv in forum Attachments
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-01-2012, 10:02 PM
  3. County line PHD...
    By mkane09 in forum Attachments
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-08-2010, 06:04 PM
  4. Tiller New County Line tiller!
    By 300UGUY in forum Attachments
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-27-2010, 09:27 PM
  5. Rotary Cutter new County Line 5'
    By devongarver in forum Attachments
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-09-2010, 09:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.