Best rear tine Roto-tiller made today

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Guys,

    What are the better brands of rear tine Roto-tillers out there today?
    I am looking for one that can provide years of service for a multi-acre garden operation. SO, not looking for a big box model, but rather a solid unit like the old Ariens or Troy-Bilts used to be. 8-12HP engine would be ideal.


    Thanks
     
  2. JMiller08

    JMiller08 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Multi acre? Sounds like a good excuse to buy a compact tractor to me!
     
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jmill - I agree, but a John Deere A with 2 row cultivator is being used.
    Still need a rear tine tiller for the finer work.
     
  4. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. bought a honda last year to replace a troy bilt and have been very pleased with it, very nice machine.
     
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look for a used Barretto. They are all hydraulic and kick butt. Over $3k new, however.
     
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    JB would you say that Honda in your link is up to commercial specs?
    I don't want anything resembling a homeowner/big box machine.
    It does look nice at first glance.
     
  8. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea that honda is commercial. Iv rented them a few times and they go through anything. Hit some stuff that i wish i didn't, concrete drainage pipes and a lot of cable lines. I would buy one if I needed it more often.
     

  9. I HAVEN'T TOOK IT OUT ON ANY JOBS, BUT I WOULDN'T HESITATE TO DO IT, its plenty of heavy duty, usually when i need a tiller i take the tractor with the rear tine.
     

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