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  1. #1

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    JD 755 1993

    Default Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    I would like to plant sunflowers and/or feed corn in the spring and cut down/harvest in the fall-winter.

    Thought was to use a brush hog attachment to cut down corn/dead flowers. Rented a kubota to do that this weekend but I fear that what remains after the brish hog needs to be disked before tilled and the tractors i am looking at (jd 4300, etc.) are too small for disc. If I took multiple passes at it with a tiller would I get there anyway?

    Also, what would be the right seeder to do this job for a compact? (Both the wildflowers and feed corn.)

    Yes. I have no idea what I am doing. But, I am going to give it a shot.



    P.S. If you have any ideas for the right implements for this task in general let me know

  2. #2
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    Kubota L3710 HST and a Kubota ZD21 60Pro

    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    How big of an area do you plan to seed? Anything over an acre or 2 with a tiller is tedious, but it will do the job.

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    3/4 of acre. My local farmer used to do it for me. But it really was a favor as it was not big enough to matter.

    Shape is a narrow rectangle. That's for the corn. The wildflowers need to be on a different parcel about same size.


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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    An area that small, a tiller will work just fine and will not take that long. I would spend about an hour with my B2400 and my 48 inch tiller but i do a better job than most.

    Dan L

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    So I can forget the disc machine and go over with a tiller multiple times to get ready to seed corn/sunflowers/etc? Great. Save on buying one more implement.

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    I mow my vegetable garden every year when it's through producing. Sometimes I just till it; sometimes I plow it up first with the middle buster (would use a moldboard or turning plow instead, if I had a good one). The only problem is if you till it too soon after mowing (while the vegetation is still green), you may want to stop occasionally and clean off longer strands of vegetation that get wrapped around the tines and shaft of the tiller.

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    I am assuming that he waits until the crop is gone, thus dried out such as corn. He said he will use a brush hog to cut it first, so wrapping of crop around hie tines should not be a big problem. If money is not a issue, buy a 100 hp tractor and a offset dics and have fun.

    Dan L

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    I usually mow the garden with the rotary cutter (bush hog; brush hog; slasher depending on where you live) in the fall, then Plow with a mold board plow, disk and till with the rotary tiller in the spring. It might be overkill but it leaves a real nice bed and more importantly it get me extra tractor time with a (semi) valid excuse.

    Later
    Mark

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    Which will do a better job, the tiller or the disk?

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    Default Re: Right attachemtns:Tiller or tiller+disc

    The tiller will do a better job. I usually disk first because I already had the disks and it easier on the tiller that way.

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