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  1. #11
    Elite Member
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    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Well I called the used equipment dealer again and he says the tiller is a JD 550 (for $1000), which I understand is only a 50" tiller. He says it might be several years old but the owner bought it new with the tractor and says it might have 200 hours on it. The thing is about 25 miles away across the Dallas metroplex from my office, but I think I'll go look at it.

    Alan L., TX

  2. #12

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    Kubota BX 2200

    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    My local NH dealer carries Kuhn tillers. I mentioned to him that the tillers (with the Kuhn markings) matched kubota Orange rather nicely [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]. They looked like real nice units, only cost more than I wished to spend. If I could grab one up for $1k, I would (regardless of color or markings, they all turn dirt-brown after some use [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img])

    Roy

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Well I drove across town to see the John Deere tiller at a "used only" equipment yard. It had John Deere 550 across the back, was sure enough green. However the guy on the phone had built it up so much I was disappointed. Come to find out its probably an 87 or 88 model and looks it. No dents are obvious mechanical problems, pretty sharp tines, etc. but the paint was peeling pretty bad and it was that kind of dirt that sticks to grease. Quite a bit on the thing. Could have gotten on there in the process of putting oil in the gearbox or something. The guy said that they hadn't run it and wasn't interested in volunteering to run it for me (it was laying on the ground not mounted on a tractor). It just looked OLD. He says he can get $1000 because its a JD.

    He says it was bought new with a JD 650 that had only 200 hours on it. It looked like it had been in the weather also.

    It could have been the deal of the century but I just didn't feel good about it. The search continues.......

    Alan L., TX

  4. #14
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    L4610,BX2200,ZD28F

    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alan,If you find anything else,I can tell you that a B2710 will handle a 60" tiller with no problems,thats what I have.I bought a used Agri-Tech,made in Italy,for an even grand.


  5. #15
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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alan, I think I'd have passed, too, for what you've said. Sometimes they are awfully proud of that green paint.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'm rather fond of Bush Hog products; however, for the price difference and from the ones I've looked at, I believe if I were in your position, I'd sure think seriously about that 60" KingKutter.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alan,

    You might take a look at "Howard Rotovatator", They been around a long time and build the tillers for Deere. I looked at the Howard right next to the Deere and the only significant difference I saw was green paint and $600 more dollars for the Deere.

    I settled on the Land Pride. Parts department steered me away form the AGRIC and said LandPride parts were easy and cheap. (as if anything was cheap). Good Luck, let us know what catches your fancy.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    There's a guy/store over on Ebay selling new Coroni tillers at 899 for the 48" and 999 for the 57"
    Anyone know of these tillers?
    gary


  8. #18
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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    I went to their website and its amazing how that red tiller looked just like the JD 550 I've been looking at. Right down to bolt locations, chain tension adjuster, skids, etc. I guess they are all similar.

    Alan L., TX

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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    On Sale:




    KingKutter 5 Gear Driven Tiller Sale Price $999. {reg.$1299.}

    Tractor Supply Store Locator




  10. #20

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    TC35D, IH2444, 9N

    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Just bought one of the King Kutter 60" Tillers two weeks ago on sale from the Tractor Supply Store in Greenville Texas for $979.00. It is gear drive and seems to be pretty hefty. It digs in just great in this Texas blackland. I am pulling it with a NH TC 35D. Bird, you were having so much fun with your tiller, I just had to have one too.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Chuck


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