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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011
    North Alabama
    Ford 4000

    Default JD 550 Tiller

    I've found a John Deere 550 5ft tiller for sale. I'm mostly going to be tilling my garden and maybe a few others gardens. Is this a realiable tiller? I would think with it being green it is probably worth a few hundred. I believe it is chain driven. What are the benefits of chain driven versus gear driven? I would assume gear driven would be more durable. Also is this an offset tiller? Any info? Thanks fellas!

  2. #2
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    May 2011
    St. Joseph, MN
    JD 3720cab w/300CX loader, JD 955 w/70A loader,, JD737 zero-turn

    Default Re: JD 550 Tiller

    I've had a 550 tiller for 10 years. Bought it and my JD955 used. Never a problem with it. Yes it is chain drive and it does offset. I till a 5,000 sq ft garden, several neighbor's gardens and also prepped 3 rocky acres for lawn with it. My brother's tree nursery also has used it from time to time. All in all, a good tiller.

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