Now at Minimum to till You will need to spend $455 to $485 to get a 3 Point Hitch From Ruegg Ruegg MFG - Agricultural Hitch Kits for Various Tractors Then You Can use a 42inch Hydraulic tiller If You want a Rear PTO tiller Your Looking at close to $1,193.98 with the addition of a Limited Cat 1 3point Hitch & a 540RPM rear PTO one of the Least expensive New Tillers $1,249.99. So Your Looking at $2,443.97 On top of Your Purchase Price. In the Long run The X300 Upgrade Plus X500 series rear Hitch Plate and a Bercomac tiller would have been about $2,000 cheaper if You buy a New Rear PTO driven tiller from a Place Like Northern Tool for Your 455Thanks again, guys. Everyone helped me get to this point and I appreciate it. You put me at ease on the parts concern and I contacted 3 more dealers and they concurred that the 455 is a great investment and parts will be there.
Right now my budget is blown with the irony that I won't be purchasing any attachments anytime soon for my new kick *** tractor that I bought for attachments. I can rent a tiller for the time being and the wheelbarrow works just fine. I hope the butchers bill from the dealer isn't too bad. They said $250.00 for typical service with fluids. I need to verify if that includes trans fluid and filter. I also requested a hydraulic system service.
What a great board. I just can't convey how excited I am! You guys know your stuff and whats better are willing to share the knowledge with noobies like me. Wally, thanks for the 455 nod. Sergeant, your #10 post explaining your equipment and methods is inspiring. You, sir, know your stuff.