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#1 thadscub OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 08:55 PM

hi guys i have a question to ask i am having a hard time choosing between a ih cub cadet tiller or a dr power tiller i will be creating  rows for lavender in hard clay and tought praire grass i will have ran a subsoiler throught it first which way would you go and why

 

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 10:16 PM

If you are talking about an older Cub Cadet with a tiller attachment verses a newer DR, I would favor the older Cub Cadet. If the soil is tough and you are using a subsoiler first that should make it easier. Are you adding composte? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 07:06 AM

First off, the IH- is it a walk behind with reverse tine? I tried that already and wasn't real impressed. The reverse tine lays all of the plant matter and stone on top. Which isn't a problem if you don't mind raking to finish the seedbed. I grew up with a Troybuilt with forward tine that would take the plant matter down and break it up to start the composting process. I would say it comes down to personal preference. Look at each and grab the controls to feel the difference.

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Posted October 22, 2016 - 09:21 AM

i already have a walk behind the ih tiller would mount on the back of a garden tractor


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Tilling setting down is the only way to go if you can make it work,

Using a tractor with a manual transmission makes tilling easier yet but it will need to creep. Especially in hard ground. As boyscout862 said a subsoiler can your best friend when breaking new ground. 


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Watching my neighbor's CC tiller work in his garden would make me try the DR. I haven't checked it out to see if it is set up correctly, but it only scratches the surface and doesn't give a nice seedbed.




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