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  1. #1

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    Default Ford/New Holland Tiller

    I'm new to TractorbyNet so hopefully I don't screw up this post...

    I'm considering buying a barely used Ford/New Holland 50" tiller for use on my B1700HST. I know that kubota recommends a 42" tiller for my machine, but with intelligent use and consideration of a possible bigger machine one day, I think it would work quite nicely. The dealer is asking $1600 (Canadian) for it. (The paint is still on the tines!)

    I've only had the tractor for a couple of months but I am impressed with it's capabilities!

    For the record:
    2 yr old B1700, bought used with 70 hrs on the meter, FEL
    5' box scraper, JD 413 4' rotary mower (I know it's green, but it works very well), 54" MMM



  2. #2

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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    I have a JD 4100 HST and am using a Landpride 58" tiller. JD recommends a 50'. The tractor is rated at 20HP with 16HP PTO. I have not had any problem with mine. I have torn up wet and dry clay with no problem.

    <font color=green>with intelligent use and consideration of a possible bigger machine</font color=green>

    The about snip from your original message sums it up. Just take it easy, make a couple of passes, and I would think you should be okay.

    Terry


  3. #3
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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    Canuk,

    Where are you located? What type of soil do you have? Are you planning on tilling existing loose dirt or breaking virgin ground?

    Kevin


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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    I have 7 acres of clay, glacial till, and sandstone boulders covered by a few inches of bald prairie soil near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My own use of the tiller would be primarily for creating and maintaining a firebreak in the pasture along two highways and some landscaping I'm planning around my house.
    I'm planning on breaking the virgin soil first with my boxscraper and then using the tiller. My other plans are to perform contract work for the smaller acreages in the area. I expect to begin any contract work on virgin soil with the boxscraper as well. (The boulders I referred to earlier can be as large as a VW Beetle - not something I'd want to find with a tiller!)
    Has anyone had any experience with the reliability of a Ford/NH tiller?



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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    Canuk,

    You are the closest neighbor to me that I've seen on the board here! I'm only 3 hours north of you up Highway 2 just outside of our province's fair Capitol. Nice to have another Albertan on board! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] I used to include Wingnut as an "Honorary Albertan"....but he got his green card now ..... so I don't know![img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I don't have any experience with the New Holland/Ford tiller, but I doubt New Holland actually makes it. You may want to ask the dealer who manufactures the tiller for them. Or perhaps someone here knows that.

    As far as the size/hp issue, it sounds to me like you are planning on ripping up the soil first which will help. As you say, if you go slow and be careful you should be ok. Is the tiller a shear pin or slip clutch??

    Kevin


  6. #6

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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    Glad to see another local on the board! I'm actually up in the hills just north of Cochrane right on Highway 22 with a great view of the Rockies. (Lots of wind though...)
    I forgot to mention that the tiller does have a slipclutch.



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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    Canuk,

    Just to compare cost also, Aiken's Tractorland (close to you on Highway 1 and Springbank Road) has a Ford tiller 52" with slip clutch like new listed for $1800. They would likely deal on that too so I think your $1600 is right in the ballpark. They also have a 42" Landpride tiller for the same price.

    Kevin


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    Previously: Kubota B2710. Now Deere 3520

    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    Our local New Holland dealer sells land pride and del morino. He thinks the land pride's are slightly better made than the NH, and that the del morino's are about the same but a better deal.
    From curiosity, is the tiller fixed, or with a sliding offset? It's about the same price I paid for my del morino 53" off-settable with a clutch.

    Knight, is that land pride a 10 or a 15 series? The price seems high for a 10 series.

    Todd


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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    Keep in mind, Canuk is talkin $ CN.

    I have got a Landpride RT1558 with slip clutch for $1500 US.


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    Default Re: Ford/New Holland Tiller

    The tiller at Aiken's Tractorland is the one I'm looking at. The 42" Landpride was sold a few weeks ago; their web listings have not been updated in some time.
    I believe the tiller can be offset but since it's already wider than my tires it isn't an issue. I was considering removing the outer tines from each side to make the effective width narrower and more suitable for my machine if I was working in tough soil. In soft stuff I could use the full width.



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