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#1 MiCarl OFFLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:56 AM

I've got a line on a tiller like this:

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I'd like opinions on what one of these in good condition is worth.

 

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Posted July 17, 2016 - 09:35 AM

money wise can't say, I'm out of the loop these days, though I had no problem selling the one I had 20 years ago (I moved and sold more than a  few things off at the time) for asking price.

Besides that, they are worth more than their asking price in fatigue it saves from your body as the tractor takes it instead. Less likely to wander where it wants to go like a walk behind does, too with the heft of the tractor to keep it in line.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 11:05 AM

I bought a 1256 with one mounted.  Tractor ran good.  Needed rear tire repaired.  Tiller engine started and ran fine after point and flywheel clean up.  Tiller needed new seals, $1.90 each plus a fill of oil.  Bought tractor and tiller for $400 and put about $25 in parts etc.  Different parts of the country can make a big difference on pricing.  My thoughts for this area would be $50 for the engine (just sold a 6 hp for that) and another $50-75 for the tiller.



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Posted July 17, 2016 - 01:40 PM

$250 in good running condition. You might want to try it before you sell it. Mine came as a set on the back of a craftsman with a stick shift. I liked it so well that I put hydraulic lift on the tractor and sold the CubCadet that had a tiller. Much easier to control the ground speed with a stick transmission. 


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 02:32 PM

If it's in Perfect operating condition with very minimal wear I've seen them go for $300-$400.Rough ones I've seen sell for $150-$250.

 

Pennsylvania prices seem to be a bit higher on most sears attachments.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 04:06 PM

Her in MN that tiller will sell for a min of $300.00 and up to $450, I sold a couple of them a 3pt one for $400.00 and a pull behind one (added the pull hitch) and got $425.00 for it. I seen about 3 here in MN on CL priced at $350+ and all sold in less than a month.

I have 2 of them for my own use a pull behind and a sleeve hitch one and as posted when used with a Sears Suburban they can't be beat really do a great job.


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 04:21 PM

The wallet is $250 thinner and the tiller is in the shed.

 

I'm going to have to modify the mount because that sears style hitch won't work with a Speedex cat 0.

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Thank you all for your input.


Edited by MiCarl, July 23, 2016 - 04:42 PM.

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 04:45 PM

The wallet is $250 thinner and the tiller is in the shed.

 

I'm going to have to modify the mount because that sears style hitch won't work with a Speedex cat 0.

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Thank you all for your input.

You did great on that buy!  Heavy built unit!


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 05:40 PM

Best tiller I have ever used so far is the Bolens tiller I converted to fit Mt Ford LGT what a beast and boys does it make short order of weeds and sod!!
That unit you just snagged is a beauty behind a gear tractor, my dad had one and loved it to the point he completely wore it out.
And in the rock gardens we grow here in Mass. They do take a terrible beating.

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Posted July 30, 2016 - 07:22 PM

That's a good deal. I paid $300 for mine this past year and it works great. It's got the 8HP also and is identicle to yours. I put it on the back of my 12HP Suburban and it works great. Good deal you got.


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Nice find!



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Posted August 12, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Yesterday I had a slow day at the shop so finished fabbing up the adapter to fit it on a Speedex Cat 0 hitch.

 

So hot and humid (100 degrees with 70+ humidity) I decided not to spend the evening in the shed drilling attachment holes on the tiller hitch.  Save that for when the weather cools a bit.

 

The guy I bought from used his tractor to set it on my tilt trailer.  When I got home I dragged it off and into the shed.  It's heavy enough I really don't want to try and wrestle it back onto the trailer.  Once I can lift it with the tractor I will bring it to the shop for inspection and maintenance.


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 06:36 AM

I got the hitch adapter on last night.  Seems to work well but I will beef up the attachment points a bit when I get it to the shop.

 

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That's a good deal. I paid $300 for mine this past year and it works great. It's got the 8HP also and is identicle to yours. I put it on the back of my 12HP Suburban and it works great. Good deal you got.

 

I'll be doing maintenance soon.  Any idea what lube goes in the gear case?


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Posted August 19, 2016 - 07:12 AM

Good Morning  MiCarl, per the manual 30 wt engine oil in the gearbox, looking good you'll like that tiller at least I like mine.Attached File  1969 Roto-Spader.pdf   1.66MB   15 downloads


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