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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 09:41 AM

A couple of weeks ago, 70Blazer put up a post asking, is short, what is your favourite chipper/shredder? Since it is tiller season, I thought I would start one asking "What's your favourite tiller(s)".

Here are my three: Murray 2hp, 10" two stroke; Turf-Power 5hp 18"; and an Allis Chalmers 36". Tillers 1.jpg

I find the small red tiller is great for our raised beds:tiller garden 2.jpg

The green one does a nice job of opening land & our mid size gardens:
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The yellow one does a great job on our larger beds & of de-lumping after a fresh plowing:
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My favourite is the small red one. I bought it at a yard sale for $10 because it was seized. It took a couple of minutes & some WD40 to free up, but it has been impressive. It just loves to dig.

Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, October 19, 2012 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Don't have a pic handy and it's put away for the winter, but I have an '84 Horse III . The old briggs was worn beyond repair so I replaced it w/ a HF 6 1/2 HP Greyhound. It has plenty of power. Have to overfill the oil and disconnect the low oil shutoff due to the extreme angle when it's sunk in to the hilt.
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Posted October 19, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I'll Get pics of mine posted tomorrow

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 08:38 AM

My favorite would be my 42" tiller thats mounted up to my 123. Really does a nice job. I have even done some gardens for hire with it.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 02:49 AM

I really like my John Deere 216 with John Deere tiller.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 08:00 AM

I like the 32 inch here it is on the back of the 7016, but usually use it on the AC919 as the mower deck stays on the Simplicity during the summer now.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:49 PM

I like the 32 inch here it is on the back of the 7016


I have the same one on my Homelite. Very good tiller.
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The one on my Bolens is heavier, and works pretty good for virgin ground breaking:
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It's starting to look a bit different now:
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Favorite of all time so far is the Ariens Rocket VII my parents had when I was young. Very versatile, well built and well thought out design.
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Posted November 11, 2012 - 04:26 PM

Favorite of all time so far is the Ariens Rocket VII my parents had when I was young. Very versatile, well built and well thought out design.
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I had an Ariens Rocket VII this summer. Pulled it out of the scrapyard, changed the gas tank, cleaned the carb and it ran like new. It was a treat (and a threat) to use. Absolutely no safety features. If it got away from you, it would just keep going. If you got the drive wheels off the ground, the tines would throw the unit forward at full speed. I had a big grin on my face every time I took it out. I'm sorry I sold it.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 08:41 PM

It was a treat (and a threat) to use. Absolutely no safety features. If it got away from you, it would just keep going. If you got the drive wheels off the ground, the tines would throw the unit forward at full speed. I had a big grin on my face every time I took it out. I'm sorry I sold it.


We had ours stored in a hog lean-to. 200 feet from the garden. I would put the tines in high, and leave the transmission in neutral. Feet on the edges of the shield over the tines, and hold on for dear life. My dad swore I had it up to 15 mph or so a couple of times.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 11:08 PM

well I guess my favorite is my troybilt tuffy... since it's the only one I have.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 10:54 AM

CC129 with hydraulic lift. Took about a day to remove the lift parts from another tractor and install on the 129. Turned out to be well worth the effort and everything basically traded right across.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 06:29 AM

This is my favorite (1st pic, its a 38" Bolens adapted to my Ford ) and the easiest to attach and use ( but doesn't do nearly as good a job ) is this one ( second pic) it is the factory tiller for the Fords and Jakes.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 08:47 AM

I guess it would have to be my Troybilt "Horse" I bought new in 1978. Still runs like a top!

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:33 PM

My Ford factory tiller does a real nice job....Just had to modify the lift arm so it goes a bit deeper

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:50 PM

My favorite is my extended Massey MF4250 3pt tiller.

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My only other tiller is my Troybilt Pony walk behind rear tine, and I don't have a pic of it yet.




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