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3 point tiller info
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puldeau    Posted 11-16-2004 at 07:26:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if any one here has any info on where to to get some prints, ideas, or sugestions on building a 5 foot tiller for tractor, would be greatly appreciated. kinda would like to build one that cuts a little deeper than the ones that only cut 6 inches deep and cost close to a thousand dollars or better. thanks very much in advance. robert, newton county arkansas


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-16-2004 at 07:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Robert, at 5 foot I am guessing you have a garden tractor to pull it with. I have a 42" disc harrow for my sears 18Hp and it will break up the soil as good as a tiller will, maybe you should look for an old horse drawn disc in a fence row some place and make it fit your tractor. I don't know your soil in Ar but I don't think you want to go too deep and bring up tough lumps for a garden or anything else.
Later Bob


puldeau    Posted 11-16-2004 at 10:18:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks very much for the reply, yes, have a 30 hp kubota which would handle a 5 ft tiller, have a small garden tiller , but takes all day to till what garden i have now, slow as i am. have looked every place i can think of online for info, but all i get are pictures and prices.just hoped to jog some of these ingenious minds on here. maybe ole dead carp, clod, some of the rest of will read this. thanks again very much...... robert


Bkeepr    Posted 11-16-2004 at 10:38:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My main garden is about 75'x350', pretty fair size. In my opinion, tillers break up soil way too fine and cause crusting and dryness when the summer hits.

So I use an old Ford tractor and tillage implements to prepare the soil. All my implements together didn't cost but maybe $500 and they do a great job.

Here's what I do: In fall I plow with an old 2-bottom and let it winter over in furrows. In spring I'll either disk as Bob said or use a spring cultivator to break up the soil. I use a middlebuster plow to furrow the soil, then depending on what I'm planting, I will switch to a high or low wheel push-type cultivator for the final work up. I can prepare perfect seed beds, or leave it just a little coarse for planting started plants or taters or whatever.

tom


puldeau    Posted 11-16-2004 at 12:39:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thank you also b/keeper. yes you are right about a tiller cuttin the soil so fine that it does dry out awful fast. may just go the route you suggest and see what i can find close by as far as implements. thanks again


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