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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    Well, this is heartening to know that despite the brand they all seem to handle rocks well.

    It just seemed to me that most all tillers I looked at were Italian or looked like others made there. I wondered whether Italy was the center of the tiller world.

    All that said...is there anything in particular to watch for when buying? Thats is weak links, known problem areas, etc.
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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    jimg- Buhler/Farm King makes there own tiller in Mordan Manatoba, Canada, They have a lite duty, and a heavy duty
    model and just added a new line of medium duty tillers. I don't know how long they have been building tillers, but they have been making farm machinery since 1932. www.buhler.com
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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    I think you will find many TBN posters that have had good luck with the Italian made First Choice roto tillers--Pictured below is a 48 inch weighing approx 400 lbs with slip clutch--Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    I bought a First Choice tiller late this fall. I've only had the opportunity to use it once to till the garden under, but it seemed to work just fine. You are welcome to come take a look at it, however you may want to wait for spring to see it in action.

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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    I have a first Choice that I have owned for a little more that a year. Used it about 8-10 times last year and it has performed perfectly.

    I made a set of dollies for my tiller that slip over the depth runners. They are simple to make and they sure make it easy to install, remove and store the tiller (picture attached).

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    Hi John--That is a great idea, I am sure that really comes in handy--You probably already are aware of this from earlier posts on TBN?--This spring before using any rototiller or machine with a slip clutch, it would be a good idea to loosen the slip clutch spring tension bolts and and slip the clutch a little and then go back to your initial settings --This will insure that your clutch did not stick thru winter storage and will be ready to go for another seasons use--Ken Sweet

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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    Thanks for the information on the slip clutch. i was not aware of the requirement to loosen the bolts. Is there a procedure for readjusting the clutch?

    John

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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    After more investigation I found that some of the small tillers I would be interested in are offset capable (missed that in the first pass). I can see that would be very useful. Does anyone have and use this feature? How much trouble is it to offset then reset to center?

    The other question is do all light/medium dity tillers have about the same max till depth (6-7")?

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    Default Re: imported rototillers etc

    Jimg, I had an RTS40 Bush Hog tiller that was wide enough to cover my tracks when I had a B7100 kubota, but when I got the B2710 I had to offset it to cover the tracks just on the right side. It's not difficult to change, but you do have to loosen some bolts (or nuts) to move things over, so it does take a few minutes (assuming the ones you're looking at are similar to the Bush Hog in that regard).

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    <font color="blue">Is there a procedure for readjusting the clutch? </font>

    Just check the # of threads showing or take a measurment before you begin to loosen and go back to that inital setting for starters--Ken Sweet
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