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Looking at a 2018 or 19 X590 and was wondering how you like it and if anyone has the 30" tiller for it. I'm looking to replace my 345.

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Have you considered a 7 series? It would be better suited for a tiller. Just suggesting, I don't know your situation.
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Looking at a 2018 or 19 X590 and was wondering how you like it and if anyone has the 30" tiller for it. I'm looking to replace my 345.
I'm going to pipe in since the X540 is similar to the X590 in many ways. I have the 42" hydraulic tiller. Not sure why you'd want to go with a mechanically driven tiller, which is quite a bit smaller, when your tractor is designed to use a larger 42" hydraulic tiller. The 42" width makes sure there's no tracks left behind by the tractor's tires. Here's the tiller in action with my X540. This is from last Spring. It looks a bit messy since I had a ton of leaves I wanted to till into the soil.

Btw, I'm purposefully going slowly to till the soil more finely. It can go much faster, as I've seen others do in their videos, but I don't recommend it.


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Have you considered a 7 series? It would be better suited for a tiller. Just suggesting, I don't know your situation.


TJR345 already has a beautiful X595 for his heavy duty Garden tractor. His 345 is getting a bit "long in the tooth" And he is looking to replace its with a X590 to complete the rare X590/595 clean sweep As for 30 inch tiller looks like TJR already owns one he used with 345

As for X590-- going into my 4th year and its been flawless- starts with flick of the key-- the 2 stage 47 inch snowblower is a beast, and like the tractor itself, not a hint of trouble with snowblower -- easily throwing snow 30 feet or more. Honestly I couldn't be happier with my combination of tractor and blower

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I'm going to pipe in since the X540 is similar to the X590 in many ways. I have the 42" hydraulic tiller. Not sure why you'd want to go with a mechanically driven tiller, which is quite a bit smaller, when your tractor is designed to use a larger 42" hydraulic tiller. The 42" width makes sure there's no tracks left behind by the tractor's tires. Here's the tiller in action with my X540. This is from last Spring. It looks a bit messy since I had a ton of leaves I wanted to till into the soil.

Btw, I'm purposefully going slowly to till the soil more finely. It can go much faster, as I've seen others do in their videos, but I don't recommend it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDooIE4Cmyw
Al, the 42" tiller is wider than I need. I use the 30" in between the rows to keep the weeds down.It's light and easy to handle. Having a x595 I could go with the 42 or 647 but my garden not that big either.

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TJR345 already has a beautiful X595 for his heavy duty Garden tractor. His 345 is getting a bit "long in the tooth" And he is looking to replace its with a X590 to complete the rare X590/595 clean sweep As for 30 inch tiller looks like TJR already owns one he used with 345

As for X590-- going into my 4th year and its been flawless- starts with flick of the key-- the 2 stage 47 inch snowblower is a beast, and like the tractor itself, not a hint of trouble with snowblower -- easily throwing snow 30 feet or more. Honestly I couldn't be happier with my combination of tractor and blower
The Accel deep deck is really nice and gives a great cut.Now with the power mulch control you can mulch or side discharge.Saves the landscape from getting messed up.

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Al, the 42" tiller is wider than I need. I use the 30" in between the rows to keep the weeds down.It's light and easy to handle. Having a x595 I could go with the 42 or 647 but my garden not that big either.
If you're just trying to go between the rows, pulling a 30" tiller behind a 42" wide tractor still means that the tractor wheels will drive over the plants ... or am I missing something??? Unless the rows are 42" wide???
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I did 1/2 acre with the 30 tiller last fall in about 2 hours. It works better than advertised, is built like a tank, and I can't find any reason to say the hydro tiller is better than the mechanical 30.

Here's mine on the back of my X580 along with the results;
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I did 1/2 acre with the 30 tiller last fall in about 2 hours. It works better than advertised, is built like a tank, and I can't find any reason to say the hydro tiller is better than the mechanical 30.

Here's mine on the back of my X580 along with the results;
Al's Point was the row width.
But It's Nice to be able to Maneuver 145 Lbs over 265Lbs when Mounting the tiller which is another nice reason to go with the 30inch mechanical over the 42inch Hydraulic.

I have used a 30inch Mechanical tiller In the Past and I Just Loved it. If I can find One In driving distance I'll get One for My GX335. I have a 42inch Hydraulic driven and a 48inch 647 Tiller for My X748 I want a Narrow tiller for Cultivation I prefer the Mechanical over the Hydraulic Because it doesn't over till Like the Hydraulic can if Your Not Careful. But I am Probably going to go with a Bercomac 30" Rotary Tiller for Lawn and Garden Tractors - Bercomac Just so I can switch it Between My GX335 & Cub Cadet XT3 GSX Unless I find a 30inch Mechanical Deere tiller for My GX335 I use to Have a 30inch Hydraulic tiller for My Previous Cub Cadet 2206. It was great for Cultivating Because it allowed Me to Tear Up the dirt without getting to close to the Corn for which I use a walk Behind tiller for cultivating close to the corn stalks anyways

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Al's Point was the row width.
But It's Nice to be able to Maneuver 145 Lbs over 265Lbs when Mounting the tiller which is another nice reason to go with the 30inch mechanical over the 42inch Hydraulic.
I can see that. There are two times that weight becomes a factor. 1) when I move the tiller from its winter storage location to the spot where I'll mount it to the tractor. Approx 6 feet. Although it's still relatively easy to maneuver since the 'arms' become the lever point to pivot the weight to the wheels and roll the tiller into position, and 2) when you have to lift a portion of the tiller weight to mount the back brackets to the pins at the rear of the tractor (at the 3:30 mark in the video). Other than that, weight isn't an issue.

Storing a smaller tiller is also an advantage over finding storage space for the larger tiller.


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Storing a smaller tiller is also an advantage over finding storage space for the larger tiller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RFpd0yJOgM
In My case Having a 647 & a 42inch Hydraulic is a PIA to store Just because of the 3 point Mounts You have to Have Plenty of clearance to go underneath shelves or Racks especially when there on a dolly

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In My case Having a 647 & a 42inch Hydraulic is a PIA to store Just because of the 3 point Mounts You have to Have Plenty of clearance to go underneath shelves or Racks especially when there on a dolly
The 42 is just too heavy moving it in and out of a shed. If I went with a 42 or 647 they would be 3pt for the X595. The 30" is easy moving and storing.
If you were closer I'd sell you the tiller,just rebuilt it 3 years ago.All new shaft, tines and bearings.

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The 42 is just too heavy moving it in and out of a shed. If I went with a 42 or 647 they would be 3pt for the X595. The 30" is easy moving and storing.
If you were closer I'd sell you the tiller,just rebuilt it 3 years ago.All new shaft, tines and bearings.
Yeah I wish WNY was close than 9Hr's away for me 4Hrs In one direction is as far as I want to go to get something Just Bought a New Old stock JD Brinly Made 3 point Cultivator for the X748 from Green Farm Parts

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Yeah I wish WNY was close than 9Hr's away for me 4Hrs In one direction is as far as I want to go to get something Just Bought a New Old stock JD Brinly Made 3 point Cultivator for the X748 from Green Farm Parts
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