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#1 ADMhotel OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:01 PM

I recently purchased a 3 pt hitch tiller that I thought I would be able to put on my Ford 4000. After trying to hook it up I figured I probley had too much tractor for the tiller. After a little research I figured out I had a tiller for a Ford LGT.

 

My question would be; If I try to buy a tractor to go with it what options do I have?

 

Thank you for any help.

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:54 PM

You'll most likely want an LGT 145/165 from 1972-1983. Could also be a Jacobsen same era. It will need the rear PTO option along the left side. You will also need the short drive shaft from the PTO to the tiller.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:16 PM

I have two of those tillers, works good on any lgt, 10hp to 16hp, gearbox or hydro. You dont need alot of power, even the 10hp is only at half throttle.
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Kenny and Lance know about the LGTs than I do. And I think that tiller on an LGT would be real handy.
I see your 4000 is rated at 45 hp at the PTO. There are tillers available that could be matched to that.
Tractor Supply and several other companies offer them.. I have a Ford 1500 which is about 17 hp at the PTO and bought a Tarter Industries 48 inch tiller for it. It is rated at 45hp max from a Theisens farm & home( a small chain out of wisconsin ) they sell bigger ones but this is a good fit for my tractor.
It works very well for me. I would still like to have one on a gt about like you have for cultivating.
So I would not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Find a nice lgt. and maybe one built to fit your 4000(they are also a nice machine.

BTW welcome to the forum! I see this is your first post.
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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:59 AM

Welcome to GTT. The Ford LGT is a very nice GT but will take a bit of searching. How big of an area do you want to till? Check out our Galleries and Manuals Sections. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 02:14 PM

If you decide to look for an LGT... dont wait around for one to popup for sale... when they do ppl often ask top $$ for them. I placed a wanted ad on kijiji and have bought 5 Fords in the last year or so... $200-$300 each, including 5 decks and 2 tillers. They were a popular GT so theres alot of them out there, but many ppl dont bother to fix them up and advertise them, you have to find them.

 

A word of caution tho... once you play with an LGT for awhile they become very addicting, at 850lbs they are one the heavier GTs of the 70s/80s which makes them quite a capable machine, and the attachment system is about the slickest and easiest of the era, even the 50" deck can be dropped, sharpened, and replaced in less than 30 minutes... and that includes a refreshment of choice for the operator.

 

I buy/sell/trade older GTs now as a hobby, Ive tried many of them, and I like most all of them, Bolens, MTD, Cub Cadets, Sears.... all nice to use... but swapping attachments on any of them is a major pita... Jacobsen got it Right... and the Ford LGTs are the cheapest and easiest to find of all the Jake lineup. Im old and lazy but Im not color blind;)

 

Hello... My name is Lance... and own a Ford garden tractor.....


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 06:23 PM

Interested in selling that tiller by chance if you don't want to come up with finding a tractor for it?



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Posted June 26, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Interested in selling that tiller by chance if you don't want to come up with finding a tractor for it?

If I get an offer for the $200 I have into it, or if I am able to get a rear tine walkbehind tiller I will probley sell it.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 09:49 PM

I was wonder what the difference between the open side and closed side LGT is. Is it mostly cosmetic or is there a real difference?

 

Another thing I was wondering if I find one that doesn't have the PTO option, can it be added or is it not really worth it?



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Posted June 27, 2014 - 01:33 AM

Ouch.... $200 was a tad high for a tiller, I bought one for $180, another for $270.... but they both came with tractors

Openside/Closedside are for the most part identical tractors, and yes you can add the rear pto... if you can find or build the parts
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Posted June 27, 2014 - 01:19 PM

Closed side LGts have a wider front axle than the open side models.  Also, the closed side models have ISO mounted engines.



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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:38 PM

Does anybody know if this would work?? http://binghamton.cr...4512339939.html

 

Credit for the find has to go to VintageIronCollector


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 03:56 AM

Does anybody know if this would work?? http://binghamton.cr...4512339939.html
 
Credit for the find has to go to VintageIronCollector


No, unfortunately, that tractor uses an entirely different tiller.

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 12:40 PM

I was wonder what the difference between the open side and closed side LGT is. Is it mostly cosmetic or is there a real difference?
 
Another thing I was wondering if I find one that doesn't have the PTO option, can it be added or is it not really worth it?


I believe the frames are a little different too between the closed side and open sided models. That tiller is pretty rare, drop me an email at geary3626@comcast.net if you're interested in selling. I'd be curious what the shipping from NY to OR would be but would be willing to pull the trigger if it wasn't too bad

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 01:15 PM

I believe the frames are a little different too between the closed side and open sided models. That tiller is pretty rare, drop me an email at geary3626@comcast.net if you're interested in selling. I'd be curious what the shipping from NY to OR would be but would be willing to pull the trigger if it wasn't too bad

.There is a  difference in the dash area for all sizes.

In addition the 10 and 12hp models are slightly different than the 14 and 16 hp models. (the rear end is different between hydro and gear models)


Edited by Chopperhed, July 03, 2014 - 01:16 PM.





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