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post #286 of 346 Old 07-21-2019, 08:52 PM
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Eggplant, that makes a LOT more sense!

on the weed-free compliment (and question as to your secret to success)...

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Nice looking weed free garden. Great job! The little pony is doing a great job. How old is it?
The tiller is 33 years old now. I really like the job it can do, even breaking up sod for new garden.

How old is the Tuffy? It should do well in the garden, too. Iíve gotten some good maintenance information here in the tiller forum as well as other online sites.

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I think we are looking at the wrong plants, I just can't believe tomato plants with leaves like that but then again with all the new variety now days it is possible.
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Thank you! Last year we revived the garden after a decade or so of dormancy. The soil had very few weeds as it had been deep in leaves from small trees at the beginning of succession. This and Perseverance! The tiller made the soil loose so weeds that tried to grow were easy to remove with a little three-prong hand cultivator or just by plucking them out.

This year we added a longer cultivator and the scuffle hoe to our arsenal. We have more weeds to tackle as Nature, abhorring a vacuum, sent plenty of seeds our way.

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Thank you! Last year we revived the garden after a decade or so of dormancy. The soil had very few weeds as it had been deep in leaves from small trees at the beginning of succession. This and Perseverance! The tiller made the soil loose so weeds that tried to grow were easy to remove with a little three-prong hand cultivator or just by plucking them out.

This year we added a longer cultivator and the scuffle hoe to our arsenal. We have more weeds to tackle as Nature, abhorring a vacuum, sent plenty of seeds our way.
Weeds are a never ending battle with me.
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Weeds are a never ending battle with me.
I should have added that, having a small garden, there are less plants to maintain. Folks with sizable plots surely have it tougher.

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The tiller is 33 years old now. I really like the job it can do, even breaking up sod for new garden.

How old is the Tuffy? It should do well in the garden, too. Iíve gotten some good maintenance information here in the tiller forum as well as other online sites.
16 years old. Runs great in warm weather but it hates to start in cool temps. Had to have the carb worked on once that has been it. It can be used right up next to the row without throwing lots of dirt. Maybe they are all like that. It's the only rear tine I've ever had. It does a good job.
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I saw some of those tuffy 3hp tillers on ebay for sale but they are asking too much for them ($300-$400) in my opinion, I didn't spend that much for my big Troy Bilt tiller, Also some places list a Tuffy as a 4hp tiller so I'm not sure if they are the same are the newer ones are different.
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I saw some of those tuffy 3hp tillers on ebay for sale but they are asking too much for them ($300-$400) in my opinion, I didn't spend that much for my big Troy Bilt tiller, Also some places list a Tuffy as a 4hp tiller so I'm not sure if they are the same are the newer ones are different.
I saw that on Ebay too. Not sure what is going on. Mine is 3 HP and it cost $399 new. Still has the tag on it. Bought from a JD dealership so they may have been a little high being a JD dealer. I thought it was kind of high at the time but it was still the cheapest rear Troy obviously at the time. My father-in-law had bought a Pony, or something like that, a couple years earlier and it was like $400-$500 more. I thought wow how can anyone justify that kind of money for a garden tiller. Yours I assume was still much older than his at that time range. He is gone but the tiller is still around with my brother-in-law. Looks rough though and has had some home made modifications. The only thing about rear tines I don't like is the deep trench they leave between each swath you take.

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The late snow hurt us a lil this year some seeds didn't sprout
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The late snow hurt us a lil this year some seeds didn't sprout
It's crazy! Something always happens. We had all that rain from about the second week in last November until the start of the third week in June, now hardly anything. We need rain really bad now.
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It's crazy! Something always happens. We had all that rain from about the second week in last November until the start of the third week in June, now hardly anything. We need rain really bad now.
You can have some of our rain. It's been raining here since Nov of 17.

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I saw that on Ebay too. Not sure what is going on. Mine is 3 HP and it cost $399 new. Still has the tag on it. Bought from a JD dealership so they may have been a little high being a JD dealer. I thought it was kind of high at the time but it was still the cheapest rear Troy obviously at the time. My father-in-law had bought a Pony, or something like that, a couple years earlier and it was like $400-$500 more. I thought wow how can anyone justify that kind of money for a garden tiller. Yours I assume was still much older than his at that time range. He is gone but the tiller is still around with my brother-in-law. Looks rough though and has had some home made modifications. The only thing about rear tines I don't like is the deep trench they leave between each swath you take.
I don't think $400 is to much for that new tiller, some people want that much for used, Are you talking about the trench from the height adjustment bar on the back?
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The late snow hurt us a lil this year some seeds didn't sprout
Everything looks good and healthy! The seeds that didnít sprout for me were some cukes and watermelons: I suspect the critters may have gotten them, now.

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Yeah Im thinkin some of our problem was me. The weather man said rain was coming so I tilled, racked and planted in like about 6 hours way to fast and the ground was very uneven ended up with a very low spot in the middle. That's where most failed. And it ended up being 4" of snow not rain.
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