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CRIA1576
 January 10 2018 10:30AM (Read 869 times)  
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Hey guys,

I am going to buy a 48" 3-point tiller for my 25hp Kubota this spring. I will be using it to work our home garden as well as prepare food plots for deer season. King Kutter seems to be the most available/popular brand, but are there better options out there that you guys have experience using? I am looking to buy next month, and appreciate any ideas.

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 January 10 2018 10:40AM  
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We bought the 48" king kutter a couple years ago and have been very happy with it. I haven't had any problems and I've tilled plenty of gardens and several acres of food plot each year. I have a 2305 John Deere which should be similar to your Kubota and it handles it well. I had to use a quick connect as my tractor has short 3 pt arms so the pto shaft was too long without it but that wasn't a big deal. It doesn't cut very deep on a first pass of untilled ground but I'm not sure any of them do. We bought ours at Blain's in Dubuque. My wife even haggled a bit and got them to take an extra hundred dollars off their sale price.


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 January 10 2018 02:34PM  
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Thank you for the feedback. Yes, my Kubota is a B2410, so very similar to your JD. Good call on the quick connect too. I borrowed a buddies 60" KK last year and the PTO shaft was on a bind with it lifted all the way up. I was able to use the larger tiller for a sweet corn patch and our garden, but my tractor was maxed out. I should be able to get more RPMs without bringing my tractor to its knees with the 48".

I have a spring tooth cultivator that I am going to use to make a first pass and rip the food plots I will be planting this spring. I will make a second and possibly third pass with the tiller. Next I plan to let the weeds come up a few inches, burn them down with round up and then culti-pack and plant.


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 January 10 2018 08:48PM  
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For the money, I think KK is a great choice. Common, widely available parts, affordable. I have a 60" on my B7800 Kubota, 30hp. I did learn quickly that breaking new ground takes about 5 passes. I strongly recommend plowing, ripping or disking prior to tilling. Tiller will then do much better with less passes, saving time and fuel.

If I had lots of extra money I would have spent it on a Land Pride reverse tine model.

I bought a 1 bottom moldboard plow for $90. A pass with the plow and 1 pass with the tilled and all is good. I recently bought a springtooth for $20 so will add that to the tillage routine. I suggest plowing in fall, springtooth in spring fhen till, you will have a nice seed bed.


 
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 January 11 2018 08:28AM  
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Roger that bud, and i've seen the reverse tine models out there as well. What is the benefit of this vs. standard?


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 January 11 2018 12:27PM  
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My John Deere 2720 has pulled a 60 in tiller of the same brand for several years now. I can create a sod to seed bed in just a couple of passes. It's green so some extra costs I suppose, but my JD dealer is within sight so I know where to take it if it broke. The quick tatch or i max as JD calls it is worth every penny asyou add other toys to your tractor.


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