After finally getting my Shibaura 4 foot pto tiller going behind the Shi 14 tractor, I promptly destroyed the giant size cabbage and broccoli leftovers into great compost in basically one pass. Even the stumps from the broc disappeared. With my Ardisan /Scotts walk behind tiller , it would have been a pain in the butt job to do the same and taken forever, even though it`s a pretty good tiller.
With this experience ,I do love the pull behind pto tiller and would keep it but I would prefer to have one that is 3 foot or less wide. Which means a lawnmower size type set-up.
I saw an auction with Simplicity rider with an attached tiller....belt drive I believe, recently for about 500$. I think it was 3 foot wide and covered the mowers tire tracks. I`m guessing it would be hard to find anything smaller than 3 foot that is worth the trouble.
I`m looking for info from you experienced guys for suggestions to fill this desire I have. I`m probably going to keep the Shi / combo till at least the end of the season and longer to do some winter prep on the garden plots. It works great but I want something narrower for next years garden. Four foot works great if you have five foot between plants but is almost too close. The Shi 14 and tiller is 4 foot wide . So maybe 3 foot wide on a smaller tractor would be better.
I`ve seen some Cub Lo-Boys and the like that may be the ticket, but some of the Simplicity type mower combos may be smaller. I might even consider a old walk behind with attachment capability
Any suggestions / experience will be appreciated.