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#1 deereowner OFFLINE  



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Posted June 18, 2011 - 07:36 AM

I am looking to get a tiller for my newly purchased JD420. What are my options? I don't have a PTO off the back and will purchase a kit if I have to. Just curious if I can run one that hooks up to hydraulics on the 420 or not? May not worry about the PTO of I can get by without it. Thanks?

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 08:52 AM

The hydraulics are nowhere near capable of running a tiller....not near the flow required. There is a rear PTO kit available for these, but bring serious money. Seen them go upwards of $700 used. I take it you do have 3pt lift in the back? It may be cheaper to buy a 3pt self powered tiller.

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for the reply. How much does the self propelled tiller cost on average? Does it have its own engine and is just mounted to the 3 pt? I am new to the garden tractor world as I have just recently purchased one. I intend to get the 3 pt hooked up on it, but do not currently have one on it.

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 01:38 PM

Well for a 420 you will need a 3pt so thts $3-400 itself. Then the rear PTO $5-700. And for a JD tiller you will pay $800-1200. All together, ridiculous. You can buy a whole tractor with a tiller for less than $1000

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 05:39 PM

Well {deereowner} the good news is that the tractor you have is heavy
and will handle the job well.You have to have a 3 point hitch and 2000 rpm rear pto to run the 48 tiller
there is also a model 30 tiller you would need a rear pto clutch and pulley setup for that I think
or you could go with a SEARS 3 pt tiller I have a large one 8 hp eng 4o something inches wide with just a little work
they fit on a cat o hitch and has it's own power