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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Hi all, I'm new to GT's and I'm going Friday to pick up a nice 318 with a 54" 4 way blade and the bigger mower deck. I'm really wanting to get a tiller to go with this also. I have done some research and I'm pretty confused about what fits what. Some say they need a PTO some are belly mount and don't need a PTO. Anyone willing to school me on tillers and options for my 318?

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:22 AM

Some are hydraulic driven with a pump run off the front PTO and some are run off a rare and expensive optional rear PTO.

 

If you don't have a rear PTO or a three point hitch you are likely going to have at least $1500 getting at tiller setup.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:28 AM

I think the hydraulic tiller is a model 30 and the PTO driven is a model 48. The 30 is hard to find. If you have a 3 point hitch you could look at self powered tillers.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 12:33 PM

 

I think the hydraulic tiller is a model 30 and the PTO driven is a model 48. The 30 is hard to find. If you have a 3 point hitch you could look at self powered tillers.

 

Thats the info I was looking for, thanks! I was thinking about getting a 3 point and going the self powered route.

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 12:51 PM

I too wanted to go that route. After I figured out what the cost was for 3 point and PTO drive, and discovered how hard the  Hydralic tillers were to come by around here, I came to the conclusing it was cheaper to buy a tractor with the tiller and have an extra unit??

Then went off the deep end and bought a Compact Ford and a new tiller?


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 11:24 AM

I found a 30 hydro for $1100.00, is that a good price? It doesn't look all beat up or anything? Is there anything that is prone to going bad on these tillers?

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:06 PM

$1,100 is the going price for those at this time of year. There isn't anything in particular to look out for. It's usually real tough to look one over unless it's on the seller's tractor and he demonstrates it. Otherwise, it's cross your fingers and hook it up.



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Posted April 04, 2014 - 05:53 AM

I got him talked down to $850.00 so I'm making the 3 hour drive to get it this weekend. Can't wait to go get my new to me 318 tonight and the tiller on Saturday.
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Posted April 04, 2014 - 04:13 PM

Here is an ad for another 30 tiller. It shows the mounting and the brackets necessary for mounting. (notice $1,450?)

 

http://rmn.craigslis...4397464036.html

 

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