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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    Alan, I don't have one, so I could be wrong, but I think a 5' disk would be real handy for breaking up and smoothing ground after it had been broken up with a turning plow, but otherwise, I seriously doubt that you could do much good with it.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    Bill,
    You're right on the price! It is pricey. But the more you buy the more discount they give you. That's why I'm only going to try a small area and see how it goes. Then if it does like it says it will I'll plant more.


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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    Hey Rich, you may be on to something here. You said there is a discount - the more you buy the bigger the discount - heck, let's go in together and buy in quanity...if we buy enough maybe they will just give it to us for free....maybe even pay us to take it!!!??? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    Bill,
    I completely agree on that!


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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    Well even though most of you have discouraged it I called Tractor Supply yesterday and priced a tandem disk. They had a 6.5 foot one for $499, made by King Kutter. I called my dealer and he had one made by Modern, a 5.5 foot for $990.

    I haven't been able to find a second hand disk or tiller either one. I looked at King Kutter's website and they don't list a tiller at all, but several on the compact tractor board are happy with theirs.

    I thought about renting a tiller, but it being spring the weekends are probably already full, and I haven't found anybody that rents them anyway.

    Alan L., TX

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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    go to off topic and just for fun topic WEATHER page 4 or 5 and see the garden pics that I posted and you can see what a weighted 5' DISC and a 21 hp tractor can do!

    jim

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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    if you put a couple of house blocks on the disc and shorten the top link until the back gang does't touch the ground, you will put all the weight on the front cutting gang. lap back half over each pass to keep from getting ridges. disc both ways and after the soil is loosened up lenghten the top link til it cuts AND smooths

    jim

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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    <font color=blue>I looked at King Kutter's website and they don't list a tiller at all</font color=blue>

    Alan, I'm not sure just how KingKutter company is divided up, whether there's two companies, or just what. But I have a brochure on KingKutter implements with the web site "www.kingkutter.com" and an address in Winfield, AL, phone (205) 487-3202 (no tiller included in the brochure). Then I have another brochure for "KingKutterII" in Gallipolis, OH (no phone number on the brochure) that is just for their "Gear Driven Rotary Tiller". They show two models, a 60" and a 72", and I contacted them and got the brochures after seeing one of the tillers at Tractor Supply Co. in Waxahachie. Sure looks like a good tiller.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    KingKutter II from Ohio produces the Heavy Duty Tiller... to be web posted soon along with a brand new "BX" implement line. Full operator and parts manuals will be posted as well. This is a High quality company for low money... that's going places. {and no I don't have any stock in the company... just a very very happy and impressed end-user}



    For product info and dealer/store location:
    KingKutter-Manufacturers of Rotary Mowers & Farm Equipment

    1-800-228-2308






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    Default Re: Disk vs tiller revisited

    Thanks for info. The disk at tractor supply seemed pretty high at $499 for the KK until my dealer quoted $990 for a Modern. If the disk gets into that range I might have to just go with a tiller, but I don't want to pay $2K for one.

    I have a Modern box blade which works fine, but I have heard negative comments about their products. I think they are down in Beaumont Tx.

    For $200 or $300 I would consider a second-hand disk with weights and hope to scuff up the ground enough to sort of mix in the organic material or topsoil coming in. And I would sure try that method of shortening the top link - sounds like a good idea.

    My budget just got tighter because my $700 deck just turned into a $1300 deck. Have any of you priced cedar lately? A 2X6X16 is $19 (compared to $7 for treated lumber).

    Maybe I can drag some bedsprings over the ground.........

    Alan L., TX

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