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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Rained bunch this week so I did not get in a hurry to mount the Tarter 48 inch tiller on my Ford 1500.
Nice this afternoon so I mounted the new tiller and cut down the PTO to fit.
Had to take a total of 7 inches out of it.
I took the potato fork out to the garden and was turning up mud 8 inches down so it will be mid to late next week before I can till.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Well now I'm wondering if I'll get this done? They are predicting a 50% chance of rain every day this week.
They hit it right this morning since it poured about 6 when I was getting up.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:57 AM

Good luck to you. I would love a tractor mounted tiller. We've had good plow/till weather around here. Finished up mine yesterday.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Good luck to you. I would love a tractor mounted tiller. We've had good plow/till weather around here. Finished up mine yesterday.

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Don't give up! This has been in the works for two years. I first looked for a tiller for my 318 and never found a used one in this area.
When I got the Ford 1500, I budgeted a tiller into the plan and was able to buy a new tiller for the compact for less than a new one for the 318 would have cost.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:38 PM

JD, I hope you get to break in that new tiller one of these days!

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:28 PM

JD Dannels
I was able to plow my garden Sunday afternoon - turned over okay but just a little muddy
You have been getting more rain then here in State Center.
maybe in a few days you can till - news state 70s for the next to days
hope that help dry you out

a plow might be a better choice then tiller being so wet

good luck

Edited by lyall, October 22, 2012 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:39 PM

JD Dannels
I was able to plow my garden Sunday afternoon - turned over okay but just a little muddy
You have been getting more rain then here in State Center.
maybe in a few days you can till - news state 70s for the next to days
hope that help dry you out

a plow might be a better choice then tiller being so wet

good luck

Yes Lyall.it is amazing how much difference 55 miles can make! I sure would not have guessed even a month ago it would be too wet to till. And a plow might work better but i do not own one. I just want to get this tilled so i can sow rye grass yet this fall.
My intent is to only till the strips i am planting and leave grass walkways between the rows.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:28 PM

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You should be able to find an old single bottom plow or a two bottom plow for that Ford 1500 you got - cheap if you look hard.
When I had to sell our family farm a few years back we left 2 - two bottom plows in one of the barns.
I do not know if they are still there or not. I know that a lot of them are sold for scrap it this area

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:05 PM

GOT THE TILLING DONE TODAY! Ready to plant the grass cover now.

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Posted November 03, 2012 - 10:24 PM

glad to hear that you got your garden tilled




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