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    Default Found a Tiller!!!!

    I called a used tractor dealer in the Dallas area and he says he has a John deere 54" tiller for $1000. He says the owner didn't use it much and it appears to be in very good condition.
    At this point I don't know how old it is, but he claims the guy paid $2800 for it.

    Does this sound like a good deal? Will my B2710 (27 gross, 20 net HP) handle this tiller?

    Alan L., TX

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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alen I have no experiance using a pto tiller, but it sounds like a good deal. When BIRD see your post, he will give you some good advice. I think he has tiller about the same size. Also I think his tractor is of a compable size & hp.

    jim

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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    I had a JD 755, 20hp gross 15 pto hp. it pulled a 50" tiller just fine. you should have no trouble with your combo.


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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alan-

    I don't know if they have TSC in your area or not, but you can get a 60" tiller for around $1000. I'm not sure that it would be the same quality though.

    Good luck[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img].

    Paul




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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alan, sure sounds like a very good deal. And you bet your 2710 will handle it. The only reason I haven't traded my 40" tiller for a 54 to 62" one is money. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about the John deere tillers, except that they're very expensive and presumably good quality. Get the dealer to include the manual.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    We do have TSC in our area & I have to admit that I haven't looked at the King Kutter tiller I've heard they carry even though I saw several posts on another board from owners that are happy with the tiller. However perception is that JD makes a premium tiller, whether its true or not. I will have to consider whether it is worth as much as a new one like they sell at TSC. I wonder what a green tiller would look like behind my orange tractor.

    Alan L., TX

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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    AlanL
    I have a 1720 Ford (24 PTO HP) and a 60" KMC tiller and pull it with no problems. I think you'll do fine.


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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Alan, I have a JD4100 (20 HP gross, 17 HP PTO). It handles my Woods 52" tiller very well. You will have no problem at all with your larger tractor. The King Kutter tiller sure looks like a bruiser, plenty tough with that gear drive. The JD line is good quality, of course. If we were talking full retail price ($1000 for KK, $2000+ for JD), I would go the KK route. But if the used JD is in very good condition, and the price were equal, then I'd probably go JD, due to a recognized high resale value and good parts availability. Tillers are tough implements, the only replacement parts, I've ever heard of people buying are drive chains and tines.


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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    Soomeone told me that Kuhn made the JD tillers. Kuhn makes a real good tiller , so if the one you are looking at was mde by Kuhn it sounds like it is a good deal. Especially if the gear box and chain and tines are in good shape.


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    Default Re: Found a Tiller!!!!

    That sounds like a great deal if it hasn't been abused. I looked at a JD550 50" tiller last year for my B2100, but moved up to a B2710 and put the tiller on the back burner. I am actively looking for a tiller match the B2710 and the 54" is about perfect. kubota recommends 50", but you can cover your tracks with 54" without offset. I think the B2710 will handle the extra width without any problems. I have heard of guys running 60" without any problems, although soil conditions and aggressive operation could probably create problems. Also, the JD550 was alleged to be made by Howard, but the only thing I knew for sure was the tines were stamped "Made In France". I think the JD would make a nice unit for $1000 used, but I would give a long, hard look at KingKutter if I were buying new.
    Good luck,

    Mike


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