Have a Deere 3032E and over next several years plan to grow food for our family. Not for business or deer. So maybe an acre (?) to till.
There is a gently used Land Pride RT 1550 for $1,500 nearby (Wisc) and is front spinning. Is worth to get one with the rear spinning tiller? Don't need top of the line but at same time see new ones similar size that are same price which leads me to believe less quality.
Thanks. Spoke to many locals and decided on a King Kutter which was on sale.
The Land Pride would have been a great tiller, but you will like the KK just as well, I imagine. I've had two Land pride tillers, a forward till (RT1250) and a reverse rotation till, which I still have (RTR0550). I like the reverse till better, but it's a matter of choice, really. The 50 inch will be perfect behind the 3032, it will just cover your tracks. I used my RTR0550 behind my X748 and it was wider than the tractor by half a foot, but it is the exact width of my rear tires on the 2520. LP's quality is really good, I also had a 60" 3-point finish mower by them.
How large a garden do you plan to have? You might want to get a 12" single bottom plow now that you have the tiller. You can clean up the old vegetation two ways, use a landscape rake and drag it off, then till, or just turn it under at the end of the season, which is what I prefer. I also dump my leaves, grass clippings, and stall cleanings (horse crap and coarse sawdust) I spread it around and let the garden lie fallow until before first freeze, then plow it under, and leave it until spring thaw. By then most of the vegetation and sawdust is decomposed. I'll spread 750-1000 pounds of lime and then plow again to mix it, then till before I plant. If I overlap the till, the skids will lay out my rows for me. My garden area is 95 x 85 feet. I have a Troybilt Pony forward till walk behind to till between the rows once things are growing.