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#1 recoules OFFLINE  


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Posted January 27, 2011 - 06:24 PM

I bought an old cub cadet 1200 whith plow and a tiller to. Do you think it's necessary to use the pow before the tiller ?
Does someone have some uses manual for this materials ?
I also need some help to know how the the rear hitch work, it seems to not move up to much.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 08:23 PM

I think if you trying to make a new garden area from a lawn , plowing first will make it easier , I've used just a tiller to make new gardens just takes a little longer . But most times I plow first ( it goes deeper ) , then till right before planting. Can't help you at all with you hitch.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 08:33 PM

As Alc stated so well, it's best to plow up new ground. If you want to just till over last years garden, that would normally be fine. Some folks plow every time, just because they like plowing.
As for the hitch, some photographs might help, or a few more details.

And welcome recoules. Lot's of helpful folks here.

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Posted January 27, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Welcome to GTTalk recoules! Glad to have you here! If you are making a garden for the first time where ther is now grass lawn I would plow it first. The grass sod will till up in chunks and take several passes to make it smooth. By plowing first you turn the grass under. Then tilling will be easier.

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 10:10 AM

If you have a plow, plow first. Breaking up grass with just a tiller is possible, but it's slow and rough. I assume it's hard on the tiller too, but I don't know for sure.




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Posted January 28, 2011 - 10:25 AM

I learned the Hard way...there is simply No Short Cuts To Putting in a fresh garden in hard soil that has never been touched. . If you try to skip a step and make your tractor or implement work harder then it should you will regret it. If your equipment don't break, You Will. That's exactly why they made so many implements. I Put a fresh garden in 2 years ago with my David Bradley tractor and spent 2 days doing it. first I plowed in Both directions to turn it over, then I used the Disc in both directions to chop it all up then i used the Spike tooth Harrow to rake out all the crap and chop it up some more..... Then i went to Sleep for 3 days..... Good Luck.
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Posted January 28, 2011 - 03:10 PM

Welcome recoules,glad to have you here.

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Posted January 28, 2011 - 06:40 PM

:wave: recoules Welcome to GTTalk! It's great to have you on board! BTW, I agree with all of the above!