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    Default KingKutter Tillers

    Has anyone had any experience with the KingKutter gear driven tillers. The idea of gear drive over a chain seems like a good idea to me but I am new to farm equipment. The unit I am looking at is the 6 footer behind a NH35D. Yes, the unit has a slip clutch.


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    Default Re: KingKutter Tillers

    Hi,

    Get a chance... do a search on TBN and you'll find loads of info on this fine tiller... lots of great comments and I don't remember anything negative... I know they have a great price...

    My famous last words...lots of bang, for the buck...




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    Join Date
    Jan 2001
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    49
    Location
    Fairfax, Vermont
    Tractor
    NH TC29S

    Default Re: KingKutter Tillers

    I've got a 5' Gear KK tiller and I haven't had any problems with it. It's a lot of bang for the buck.


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    I have a 5' one and I'm happy with it. It handles my hard packed clay with no problems and does a nice job. The thing you have to watch out for with KK is they don't pay a lot of attention to detail and the manual is very poorly written. Examples are, 1) the long shaft that holds the shield on the back is held on with a cotter pin at the end of it and the hole for the cotter pin on mine was drilled right at the edge of the shaft so that the outside edge of the hole was actually past the end of the shaft. It was easy to re-drill the hole, but it's frustrating to have to fix a brand new implement. 2) The manual was unclear as to what gear oil to use and how much to put in it. See the post "gear oil for tiller".


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    Join Date
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    Tractor
    Kubota L3710, JD5300, AC D19, IH 806, IH 8950, Ford 8N, Farmal Super M, several others in the past.

    Default Re: KingKutter Tillers

    I have a 6' Kingkutter I purchased this year. Have only used it on about 3 acres but not problems. I don't use a tiller a lot but have not had any problems. Used it on a yard for replanting. The ground was very hard but worked well. My only complaint is my Spee-Co quick hitch will not work on the tiller. The lift pins are too close to the frame and will not allow the quick hitch to lifting hooks to fit over the pins. When time permits, I will probably weld on an extension so I can use the quick hitch. IMO, for the money and features it is a best buy tiller. (more tines, slip clutch, gear drive) Mine also leaks a small amount of oil from the gear drive case but it is minimal and not a real issue. Yes, the owners manual is a joke and nearly useless.


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    I have a 6' model that listed for $1200 paid $935 @ Quality Farm and Fleet, using a 15% discount coupon off the $1100 price they were selling it for. Tilled approx 3 acres ... did a great job .... one small issue the left side 3pt pin came loose and fell off, found the pin put on a new nut and lock nut and was good to go .... as bad as the manual is it does tell you the thing ships without any grease or oils, be sure to grease everything and put oil in the gear boxes before you first use it. Also adjust the slip clutch before you use it...mine stalled out my L3010 when a rock got jammed in the tines. Overall a great price for a solid tiller with a few small issues.


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    Location
    Upstate NY, USA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3710 HST and a Kubota ZD21 60Pro

    Default Re: KingKutter Tillers

    I've had their 6' tiller for 3 years and have tilled 20 - 30 acres without a problem. I have heavy clay with a fair number of flat stones. Occassionaly 1 will bind and either slip the clutch or stall the L3710. I was told 30PTO HP would not be enough HP, not true - with HST I can creep along if I'm breaking new ground. I do not know if the L3710 gear trans would handle this tiller with my ground. I also keep the tractor in 4 wheel drive to prevent the tiller from pushing me along.

    Nice heavy unit at a reasonable price.


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    Default Re: KingKutter Tillers

    I agree with al the answers to your post about the KingKutter tiller. I have one and have had no problems. I have a John deere 855 and it does a great job with the 5 foot model. I would advise to loosen up the clutch a little before using. I've used it in clay and stone. Mine was about $1100.00 at Quality Farm & Fleet.


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