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Does Anyone See Pull Behind Tillers That Have Their Own Motor?


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#1 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 10:56 AM

I have been looking for another tiller for my GT's. I have come across 2 so far in the past 6 months that are pull behind type with 8hp motors. Not sure what these things are going for but they were asking $500 each for them, to me that sounded a little on the high side.

 

What is the normal price for those things?



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 11:52 AM

I probably see as many pull-behind tillers self powered as I do that are GT powered. Of course once you get above 36" then they are all 540 PTO driven.

 

I would say that $500 is at the top of the price range. Seems they go for $300-$500 around here.

 

I was VERY happy to pay $400 for the 36" PTO driven till for my Kubota.



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 11:53 AM

I think Sears still offers a self powered tiller attachment. Price is very dependant on condition, parts availability, and how much you are willing to pay.  You might also consider another tractor with a tiller attachment. Here is one in my area : http://newlondon.cra...4246965199.html  .   You may also consider a big old Troybilt if you only have a small area to do. I have tiller attachments for my Allis and my Bolens but just use the Troybilt because there is no time lost hooking the tiller onto the tractor. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:03 PM

If you are up for projects there are many that has converted Sears front tine walk behinds into 3 point hitch type, the convertion is easy compared with many self contained units and usually has a 7 or 8 hp engine, Briggs or Tech. engine.

I plan on going that direction this spring with mines.



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:06 PM

$350-$600 in my area, in good running condition. The DR pull behind tiller, much higher than that. I have seen one or two used ones on CL.

 

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Also you can get new ones from Lowes and Northern Tool made by Agri-Fab. I suspect they make the Sears?

 

That DR as mentioned is pretty high. But it offers features the others do not. You can get hilling augers and seed spreaders etc as accessories. It is in my opinion the Rolls Royce of self powered tillers.  They are worth looking at on their site if only to gather ideas of what can be done with one.

 

 

Boyscout makes a good point too!! When I figured out what it would cost to set my JD 318 up to run and buy a tiller, it worked out to be much less expensive to buy another machine with tiller already on it.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:25 PM

The 2 craftsman types that I have seen so far neither one had been started in a couple of years and didn't know if they would run and still wanted $500 for them. :(

 

I have one that is PTO on my Allis 916H but I would like to get one that I could use with any of my GT's as a backup tiller.

 

I do have one walk behind front tine tiller that if I could find another one just like it for cheap, then I might think about putting the two together and use as a pull behind.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The problem with buying another machine with a tiller attached is that in my area they aren't around much, and when you do find them they want way more than they are worth do to the condition of the tractor usually.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 01:40 PM

I probably see as many pull-behind tillers self powered as I do that are GT powered. Of course once you get above 36" then they are all 540 PTO driven ...

 

 

Maybe the new ones, but this one is 44" and 2000 RPM input:

 

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 01:51 PM

Oh, yeah I know there are some out there. I'm just refering to what shows up for sale around here.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 03:07 PM

I guess the PTO types I am thinking of run off a belt like the Simplicity/Allis type.



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 04:33 PM

This is what I'm refering to as the "540 PTO":

 

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 04:46 PM

Nope, can't use one of those with the live shaft driven PTO's. I would LOVE to have a GT that has that ability though. :D



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Posted January 07, 2014 - 08:08 PM

I have seen several sell at one of the auctions I go to, almost always sell for $200-300, which is why I don't have one. :(



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 07:12 AM

My dad had a cheapish MTD(?) pull-behind with its own motor.  Went for $200 at the auction, but it was pretty beat up by then.  GTs and their accessories are 20-30% more expensive here though, no idea why.  It did a decent job, but largish rocks (he had lots of those) would jam the tines and by the time you could shut it down, it would need a new belt.

 

I'd say that if you aren't tilling rocks even the cheap ones work pretty well.






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