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Old 08-23-2013   #11
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Using the a forward rotation tiller on a tractor with a reverse-rotation pto, or vice-versa, would have the back of the tines digging in. Turning the tines around would allow the cutting edge to work. Changing the tines didn't change the direction, he made it work with the direction it was already turning.
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Seems a common mistake a lot of guys make is they try to take a BIG bite first time through,, yes I was one of those guys too,,, start by setting it maybe an inch down and run it through, that will kick up all the sod and weeds,,, then drop it another inch or 2 and same thing again,, until you get all the way down,, and yes you aint gona do it in one pass!!! Depending on how large a plot your tilling you might really think about adding some things to the dirt, like grass clippings and LIME and sand,, If you are really interested send a large cross area sample to your agriculture center, state or local,, they will tell you what you need for the soil to grow what ever it is you want to grow and how to amend the soil,, Just remember all those adds you see with a tiller digging like a mole on speed are done in dirt that has been worked over many many many times.. Just MHO mind you
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Using the a forward rotation tiller on a tractor with a reverse-rotation pto, or vice-versa, would have the back of the tines digging in. Turning the tines around would allow the cutting edge to work. Changing the tines didn't change the direction, he made it work with the direction it was already turning.
Tines are directional. So the PO must have had them on backwards? Ahh, I see now. Thanks for the clarification. I do know that my B6000 with the factory S850 tiller turns in a forward rotation. No reverser on it.
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Old 08-26-2013   #14
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My experience is that even the best tillers are not designed to break hard virgin soil. I've seen them literally throw sparks trying a first pass on new soil. Can't be good on tines or gearbox.

Break with a single- or two-bottom plow or disk [harrow] first, even if you have to rent or borrow one for a half-day. Then use the tiller to finish working the soil. You don't want to pulverize it to dust.

In some of my "garden" areas I've had to wait on a rainy spell to make soil semi-manageable then use a backhoe to turn it over the first time. Then tilling gets easy going into the future. In this case soil amendments were necessary but paid off.
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My experience is that even the best tillers are not designed to break hard virgin soil. I've seen them literally throw sparks trying a first pass on new soil. Can't be good on tines or gearbox.

Break with a single- or two-bottom plow or disk [harrow] first, even if you have to rent or borrow one for a half-day. Then use the tiller to finish working the soil. You don't want to pulverize it to dust.

In some of my "garden" areas I've had to wait on a rainy spell to make soil semi-manageable then use a backhoe to turn it over the first time. Then tilling gets easy going into the future. In this case soil amendments were necessary but paid off.
I agree. Break the ground in steps, instead of trying to till it right off.
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