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Posted March 12, 2010 - 05:10 PM

I really need to find a tiller, I also want a bottom plow, I know I would really enjoy plowing a garden twice a year. With us renting right now there is that fine line of whether I could get away with it or not but we are in the process of finding a place and if all works well we will have plenty of ground to have a garden and enough storage for plenty more tractors :D


Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that a deal comes through for you George!

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Posted March 12, 2010 - 07:52 PM

LOL, we fired that realtor. Working with a new one and he seems to be top notch and he is our buyers agent so he is working for us. We also found two other properties we are going to look at tomorrow and the one is even better then the first.

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Posted May 10, 2010 - 03:06 PM

When I'm dealing with grass sod my first step is Round up or some other like chemical...

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 03:44 PM

My soil is dense enough that you need to use a moldboard plow to prep the soil. Some will use a tiller only...their garden doesn't do as good to me. I like to plow in the fall and use the till in the Spring. I usually add some fertilizer form a local farmer that has horses in the fall. The fall plowed soil breaks down better and easier to till in the spring than spring plowed soil.

I have 8 gardens besides my own that I plow. The extra money is nice.

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 03:52 PM

Here is one garden that I plowed this spring. The owner wanted his garden larger this year.
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You can tell what was garden and what was lawn.

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Posted July 19, 2010 - 08:42 PM

Hey all, first time posting since just joining group, but been a gentleman GT owner for many years,
Yes, I use my hyd. tiller on all soil, whether I'm breaking up virgin soil with a furrow plow first, or tilling up a lawn gone bad, or simply turning in the leaves and needles into my soil for winter composting. I love the way it fluffs up the soil, dries it quicker, and holds water better.

-Greg Hiltz

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Posted July 21, 2010 - 06:29 PM

Hey all, first time posting since just joining group, but been a gentleman GT owner for many years,
Yes, I use my hyd. tiller on all soil, whether I'm breaking up virgin soil with a furrow plow first, or tilling up a lawn gone bad, or simply turning in the leaves and needles into my soil for winter composting. I love the way it fluffs up the soil, dries it quicker, and holds water better.

-Greg Hiltz



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Posted July 21, 2010 - 09:50 PM

Hi George
With a roll over plow = no hupps or farrows.

Check it out.

YouTube - CASE 4994 R/C Tractor Ploughing

Are we really having all the fun we could have???????????????????????????????????

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Posted July 22, 2010 - 05:28 AM

Hi George
With a roll over plow = no hupps or farrows.

Check it out.

YouTube - CASE 4994 R/C Tractor Ploughing

Are we really having all the fun we could have???????????????????????????????????


Thanks for the video.. Thats pretty neat

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Posted July 22, 2010 - 05:38 AM

Hi George
With a roll over plow = no hupps or farrows.

Check it out.

YouTube - CASE 4994 R/C Tractor Ploughing

Are we really having all the fun we could have???????????????????????????????????




Great video,I thought for a minute that tractor was real .( full size) :laughingteeth::laughingteeth:

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Posted July 22, 2010 - 05:40 AM

Great video,I thought for a minute that tractor was real .( full size) :laughingteeth::laughingteeth:


I thought the same thing at first, but then the camera started to pan out and I saw these giant people! LOL

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 12:36 PM

Great video,I thought for a minute that tractor was real .( full size) :laughingteeth::laughingteeth:


:ditto::ditto:I was amazed when I realized it was not a real full sized tractor!

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 12:45 PM

I would have to find a tiller though.


Not really. We used to plant about 1000 pumpkin plants per year and before I had a tiller I would bottom plow and then run over it with the harrows. It takes a little longer to chew it up (multiple passes) but more tractor seat time is usually a good thing!

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 11:56 AM

Plow in fall & till in spring. Also the refuse U plow under will decompose better. I have a self-powered
42" Craftsman that works better in hard ground because U can slow the tractor down to give tiller
time to do it's job.

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 12:13 PM

First time I seen this thread and I have to say this: I could be plowing TWICE a year!!! :D
I usually just hit the 50x60 foot garden tiller only in the spring for multiple passes and call it good, and it seems to do well, can fill the freezer for couple years of garden food so no pressure lol.
I never considered plowing in the fall or before I till, but then again to do that I have to take the fence down... and that's a job...
I am in search of a 12 inch moldboard plow for sleeve hitch so I can run wide tires when I plow with my GTs, but not critical when I got 10 inchers.




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