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hi, i have a question for you guys. i have a older jd 670 tractor with a yanmar 3 cyl diesel, which works great. i moved onto a 2 acre property and now i need some accessories to make my life easier. i'm specifically looking for a tiller attachment and was told to look at the JD 647 but when i saw the price i was like :eek:mg: . my question is, is there a cheaper alternative that will work? i won't be using it all the time, just a few times a year so that is why i didn't want to spend that much. please let me know what i can do.
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Welcome to the forum! :Welcome1: As you just found out, the Deere products aren't cheap. If you use them everyday, then the quality may be worthwhile; if not, then 3rd party implements can work just fine. Why don't you start with Nick at The Smart Farmer (advertiser here), and see what he has? :)
 

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JD, thank you very much for the help. this is my first tractor and i am a total noob. as for the accessories, i will not be using this one much so that is one reason i'm being a little cheap. :eek: .
thanks again for the help.
 

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I just bought a new King Kutter 60" gear drive tiller from the loca Farm & Fleet for $1395.00. For that price it didn't pay to look at used.

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:Welcome1: and attachments can get pricey really quick. Have you thought about maybe using a single bottom plow and disc or a walk behind tiller? Have you thought about an older dedicated GT with a tiller that can be had for a lot less than a new tiller from JD or other new after market tillers. I have a small 5.5HP Troybuilt walk behind I use after ripping up the garden with my subsoiler. I'm like you I can't see spending thousands for a tiller to be used twice a year in my case. Look for good used ones out there also. slkpk
 

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First, Supertreo, :Welcome1:

Glad to have you aboard. You've found a great place.

Newt and Marty, you make me really wish that we still had a Farm & Fleet here! I just looked up a Countyline 48" tiller for super before I saw your posts. I about fell over backwards when I saw the narrower tiller for $1549!

County Line Tiller

I have a hard time swallowing those prices when I will only use it a few times a year in the spring for my garden. If I had five or six other garden lined up to do for people and but a little green back in the pocket, maybe.

Supertreo, I wish you luck in finding a decent tiller at a decent price. We are basically in the same boat. I just can't justify those prices. :Welcome1:
 

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When I bought my KK tiller back in 03, it was $999. now they have almost doubled in price. I think a 5' now is $1500. :eek:mg:
 

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When I bought my KK tiller back in 03, it was $999. now they have almost doubled in price. I think a 5' now is $1500. :eek:mg:
Is your math and my math that different ???? :biglaugh: :biglaugh: 999 to 1500 is almost double????? :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :sidelaugh :sidelaugh :sidelaugh :sidelaugh

Sorry Buddy i had to point that out.. :bananapow :bananapow :bannana: :bannana:
 

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Is your math and my math that different ???? :biglaugh: :biglaugh: 999 to 1500 is almost double????? :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :sidelaugh :sidelaugh :sidelaugh :sidelaugh

Sorry Buddy i had to point that out.. :bananapow :bananapow :bannana: :bannana:
Almost leaves a lot of working room!! :lalala:

And your not sorry either.. :00000060:
 

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hi, i have a question for you guys. i have a older jd 670 tractor with a yanmar 3 cyl diesel, which works great. i moved onto a 2 acre property and now i need some accessories to make my life easier. i'm specifically looking for a tiller attachment and was told to look at the JD 647 but when i saw the price i was like :eek:mg: . my question is, is there a cheaper alternative that will work? i won't be using it all the time, just a few times a year so that is why i didn't want to spend that much. please let me know what i can do.
thanks for reading.
With only 16HP at the PTO take a look at this tiller

http://www.kingkutter.com/XBProducts.asp?XBProd=Gear Driven Tiller
 

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The King Kutter is hard to beat, good product and good price. Another one to look at is Land Pride. They have a 50" reverse rotation for around $1600 (RTR0550), and a couple of others that would work with your horsepower. I have the RTR0550 and use it with a X748, it has enough power to bury the tiller and pull it.
 

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thanks for the help. i'm going to keep looking but it looks like i might end up renting one. i hate to rent but i can't see myself spending that much for something i use so little. also, since some of you brought it up, this tractor doesn't make much power, what can i do to pull some more out of the motor?
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thanks for the help. i'm going to keep looking but it looks like i might end up renting one. i hate to rent but i can't see myself spending that much for something i use so little. also, since some of you brought it up, this tractor doesn't make much power, what can i do to pull some more out of the motor?
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You're better off sizing the implements to your task and taking it easy. If you want more power, then you might be better looking for a 770 or 870. :)
 

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While I would LOVE a tiller, as already discussed they cost big $$$. What I do is use a KK middle buster (yer basic single plow that you can get almost anywhere for about US$100-150) to turn things over, then go over it with a cultivator (I bought mine cheap on ebay). Doesn't work nearly as nice as a tiller probably does but it's better than turning a 60'x120' garden over by hand! Meanwhile, I keep my eyes open for either a used tiller or a disc cultivator for cheap. :fing32:
 

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well, i wasn't planning on upping the power inorder to use bigger implements, just wanted to do just to do it, can't have too much power :) .

anyway, i found a Kubota b40c for $775, what do you guys think of it?
 

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Best way to boost power in a diesel is with forced induction, AKA turbocharging. I don't know if it's economically practical on a GT, you'd have to have an intake system fabricated. The turbo itself would have to be appropriately sized to the throat diameter of the exhaust manifold and have enough airflow for the displacement of the engine. Then there's the waste gate and boost pressure limiter, so you don't blow the cylinder head off. For best efficiency, you should add an intercooler, too. By the time you got all that bolted on, the hood probably wouldn't fit any more, and you could have bought a bigger tractor with the money, and kept the one you have.


Sure would be cool, though.


Honestly, if you're making 16 PTO hp, a 48" tiller wouldn't be too much for it. You could also go with a hydraulic tiller, it uses a pump driven off the mid pto. JD makes one, kind of expensive, but should last as long as the tractor. Tillers are a big up-front expense, but sure does make turning up the garden a breeze.
 

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thanks for the help. i figured i'd have to turbo it, i'll look into that later.

as for the tiller, i think i might get it but how would i know what kind of condition its in? what do i look for? also, how long does it take to hook up to the tractor, so maybe he can show me it works.
thanks
 
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