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Old 04-02-2008, 09:49 PM   post #1 of 9
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Default Anybody Hear of a Howard Rotavator Tiller?

What is the difference between a rotavator and a tiller? Anybody hear of Howard? A neighbor has one he wants to sell, and I want to buy. Problem we don't know what a fair price would be. Its 50 inches wide, 3 years old, and in good condition.

Anyone have a guess at what a good price would be?
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:41 AM   post #2 of 9
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Default Re: Anybody Hear of a Howard Rotavator Tiller?

I heard about them for the old tractors, like the Ford N. They had a aux tranny also I belive, that slowed the tractor, without changing PTO speed. Did not know they still built anything.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:57 AM   post #3 of 9
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Default Re: Anybody Hear of a Howard Rotavator Tiller?

Just did a Google search for Howard Rotavators. They are still being made by a company in Sweden listed as Kongskilde. In 2006 a 50" model sold for about $4500. That may be a starting figure to work with.
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Here are the price lists for the replaceable parts...
http://www.howard-australia.com/prod...aringparts.htm
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:06 PM   post #5 of 9
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In 2006 a 50" model sold for about $4500
Holy mackerel, I didn't know small tillers went that high!

for the information guys.
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:37 AM   post #6 of 9
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What is the difference between a rotavator and a tiller? Anybody hear of Howard? A neighbor has one he wants to sell, and I want to buy. Problem we don't know what a fair price would be. Its 50 inches wide, 3 years old, and in good condition.

Anyone have a guess at what a good price would be?
These as already mentioned are made in Australia and were the first company to invent a Rotary Hoe as they are known in Aus, They are a very good hoe and are very common in my areaRegards Frog
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:39 PM   post #7 of 9
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I just saw them today, they look strong.

This R300B-125 was $1800, The John Deere salesman said they were good.
http://www.kongskilde.com/Soil/Brand...OR+R300B-M.htm
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:58 PM   post #8 of 9
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Default Re: Anybody Hear of a Howard Rotavator Tiller?

Our neighbor bought one back in the mid 60's to use behind his MF 65. Can't remember what size it was, but the selling point at the time was that is eliminated plowing, discing, and fitting the ground. Did everything in one pass but is was a s-l-o-w pass! Worked pretty good as long as you didn't have heavy clay ground.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:20 PM   post #9 of 9
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Worked pretty good as long as you didn't have heavy clay ground
Now you tell me! We have clay, rocks with a little top soil. Oh did I mention we have rocks?

Back to the drawing board.
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