[Market-farming] Tillers

JOHN A HENDRICKSON jhendric at wisc.edu
Tue Oct 10 10:42:37 EDT 2006


Bob,

Besides the differences in what they do, how do
primary tillage rototillers differ from secondary
tillage rototillers?

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Schuler <sunnfarm at verizon.net>
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:25 am
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Tillers
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>

> One misleading thing about roto tillers that you
should keep in 
> mind when making a purchase is that they come in
two forms. One 
> type is for primary tillage and can do everything
even tilling 
> under trees and shattering rocks. The other and
the most common on 
> the market today are secondary tillage machines.
These are for 
> making seed beds after plowing or chopping debris
after harvest or 
> tilling a green manure crop into the top two
inches of soil before 
> plowing with a moldboard... I see less primary
tillage machines 
> today because they have priced themselves out of
the market so if 
> you see an affordable new tiller for sale its
probably a secondary 
> type machine... Bob.
> Sunny Meadow Farm
> Bridgeton, NJ.
> 
> 
> From: SaladG at aol.com
> Date: 2006/10/10 Tue AM 07:22:50 CDT
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [Market-farming] Tillers
> 
> We have used a JD 660 tiller for a lot of years
and have had to 
> replace the drive chain a couple of times and put
on new tines a 
> couple of times.  Bought it in the early 80's so
it has been a good 
> one.  Used everything from a 100 hp tractor to a
25hp tractor and 
> just different speeds to pull it through the
field. Phil
> 
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