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Landpride Reverse Tine Tillers?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by akerr, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. akerr

    akerr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Does anyone have experience with this implement? I am looking into 64" RTA20 model. They appear to be heavy duty and they are pricey. Just wanted to get some feed back from someone that has run a landpride reverse tine tiller.
    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    there great, work great and are built tough but they suck up some pto hp.
     
  3. akerr

    akerr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Thanks for the reply. I was worried about the horse power issue. I have a Kubota L3830 which is a 38hp tractor, but it has a 32hp pto rating. The dealer told me if it boughs down the tractor don't drop the tiller all the way down, make a couple passes lowering progressively on each pass. When I went to the dealer they only had a 70" RTA25 and that thing was a beast. I don't think my tractor would pick that thing up. They suggested I drop down a model and choose from a 56" or a 64" tiller.
    Thanks for the feedback
    Adam
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    32 hp at the pto I would drop down to the 56" model and you can sink it and do it in 1 pass, I have 35 pto HP and the 64" will bog or I have to creep to keep the rpms up. Wish I had the 56" model
     
  5. akerr

    akerr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Thanks for the reply, I was leaning towards the 64" now I will go with the 56"
    Thanks
    Adam
     
  6. hwm57

    hwm57 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I had an RTA a couple years ago, they till okay but wont go very deep because they are designed to prepare seedbeds, etc. When it wore out we bought a Kuhn forward drive tiller, which we like very well. We can prepare seedbeds, etc plus till gardens and such.
     

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