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#1 PappyH OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Bought this tiller at an estate auction a few weeks ago not knowing for sure what it fit.  Well it won't fit my 1556 so it will need a new home.  What are these worth?

 

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:02 PM

There no foot or drive shaft. I sell mine for $150 with a drive shaft and foot.   Does that mean anything?

 

Next post will be someone telling you its worth $350 but you will keep it the rest of your life if you ask that much.


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:05 PM

 

 

Next post will be someone telling you its worth $350 but you will keep it the rest of your life if you ask that much.

 

Or $500 :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :deadhorse:


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Or $500 :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :deadhorse:

 

 

I was being nice. :D


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:11 PM

It's worth $1,000.00 if you paint it green and call it rare :D :D :D


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:24 PM

This one has the heavier gear box than the one I bought this Spring, but, with drive shaft, clevis pins and lift arm, I paid $90 for mine.

 

 

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Wait. I think I left off a 0 on that purchase price. :firejumper:   :deadhorse:



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Posted November 21, 2013 - 08:27 PM

This one has the heavier gear box than the one I bought this Spring, but, with drive shaft, clevis pins and lift arm, I paid $90 for mine.

 

 

Round backs dont bring much there known for being light.


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Round backs dont bring much there known for being light.

I'll say this for this 'light' tiller. It broke up virgin soil through rocks, roots, grass ... whatever was under the grass. And it never failed me once.  :worshippy1:   My garden was a dream to work in being my first on this property and surely not my last. :thumbs:



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Posted November 21, 2013 - 09:26 PM

I'll say this for this 'light' tiller. It broke up virgin soil through rocks, roots, grass ... whatever was under the grass. And it never failed me once.  :worshippy1:   My garden was a dream to work in being my first on this property and surely not my last. :thumbs:

 

Dealer Bulletins recommended you plow the soil before tilling with the Roundback tillers as they were classified as "light Duty" 

Its not that they cant till up virgin hard ground its the fact that the gears dont like to have such a load put on them and the wear and problems usually occur after continual heavy use.


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 09:26 PM

Wilberj: Not sure what you mean by a foot but it does have a drive shaft and lift arm with it, also is this considered a round back?  I guess I am fortunate that I didn't pay anywhere near those prices.  I would be real happy to trade it for one that fits my 1556.


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Posted November 21, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Dealer Bulletins recommended you plow the soil before tilling with the Roundback tillers as they were classified as "light Duty" 

Its not that they cant till up virgin hard ground its the fact that the gears dont like to have such a load put on them and the wear and problems usually occur after continual heavy use.

Thank you for this advice. Guess I better be looking for a plowboard for Spring.  :thumbs:



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Posted November 21, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Wilberj: Not sure what you mean by a foot but it does have a drive shaft and lift arm with it, also is this considered a round back?  I guess I am fortunate that I didn't pay anywhere near those prices.  I would be real happy to trade it for one that fits my 1556.

 

 

It has both lift arms?  The is a flat back they did not have a round back for the large frames.  I'll see if I have pic of what the foot is.


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Posted November 22, 2013 - 05:27 PM

The foot is just a piece of bar stock, with holes drilled through it to allow a pin to be run through to keep it on the bottom of the tiller at a desired height. The ends of the bar stock are cut on an angle, The foot serves to regulate tilling depth.
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Posted November 30, 2013 - 02:45 AM

Bought this tiller at an estate auction a few weeks ago not knowing for sure what it fit.  Well it won't fit my 1556 so it will need a new home.  What are these worth?

 

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Around here finding a decent tiller for any GT under $400 is pretty good, I looked for two years before finding one for my AC.

In the search I stumbled over a few Bolens that were for sale and every one was either trashed or there was no tractor to match them to be found around here.

I passed on a super clean 1250 with a rear tiller for $1200 last summer that hadn't run in ages but looked super clean.

I just couldn't muster up the cash before it sold. I ended up spending $425 for one to match my AC, then needed to hunt down the drive parts I needed to make it work for another $250, plus shipping. I hated to spend the cash but the only alternative was to buy a new machine and a new tiller for big money. The way it usually works though is that as soon as you buy one for real money one turns up for cheap somewhere right after. A week after I bought my tiller I found a complete running Simplicity with a tiller installed all ready to use for $100 at a yard sale about 3 miles from here. Someone had past away and the kids were dumping everything he had for cheap. I sold the tractor for $800 and kept the tiller for a spare figuring that if I ever needed new tines they would cost far more than I'd get out of selling the extra tiller.


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