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    Default Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    Was out today tractor shopping(sold my MF1529). Been looking at Massey GC1720, kubota BX25. Having each dealer price a package deal that includes tractor, tiller, mower, and rear blade. Massey dealer said the tiller he would order was 48" gear driven, but one side spun forward and other side rear ward. I haven' seen this type setup. Is this true, or did he mess up? Kubuta dealer just quoted a reverse rotation tiller.

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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    He saw one running once. When he looked at it from the right side it was turning clockwise, but when he walked around to the left side, it was turning counter-clockwise.



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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    I would think counter rotation within a tiller would:

    1. create an uneven bed behind the implement.

    2. require a considerably more complicated gear drive for the tiller.


    On light, powerful, tractors, reverse-rotating tillers are preferred, unless you have a lot of >2-1/2" rocks.
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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366 View Post
    I would think counter rotation within a tiller would:

    1. create an uneven bed behind the implement.

    2. require a considerably more complicated gear drive for the tiller.


    On light, powerful tractors, reverse-rotating tillers are preferred, unless you have a lot of >2-1/2" rocks.
    Add to that, it would probably cause a lot of uneven torque on the three point hitch.

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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    Never heard of such a thing....half and half. Go with a forward rotation model.
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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    I would stick with the forward rotation as well. They work better overall. IMO any way. Ed

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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    The tractors you are looking at would run a reverse tine tiller but I would recommend a forward tine tiller. They incorporate mulch much better, bounce over hard things buried in the ground and require less horse power.
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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    Thanks for input.
    My garden spot is safe from big rocks. It's was my Grandmothers garden spot for over 50 years and now mine for the last 10. Only large thing I found in garden spot was root. Found that the first time I tilled with MF1529 and 60" tiller. Little work with backhoe and problem was solved.

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    Default Re: Tiller question on rotation (odd)

    I have to agree with the previous posts. It is unlikely that the tiller would run each side in opposite directions simultaneously. There are dual rotating tillers that allow you to go in either direction, but you have to switch between the two. You can't run both directions at the same time. Counter rotation is best for loosening hard or clay soils.

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