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Ken W Wilson
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I have about 30 acres that's been rented out for corn. I'm hoping to sell 22.  I'll have 7-8 acres of rutted up cornfield to level out.  I have a 35 hp tractor, brush hog, drag harrow, and a really worn out 3 point disc. I could rebuild the disc if I hve time, but I thinking about buying a 5'-6' tiller. I'm wondering if the tiller could handle the stalks?

I'm hoping to get lespedeza or clover planted this spring. Eventually I want it to be mostly trees. I haven't decided yet if I want a fruit and nut orchard or just wild life habitat. I think I'll probably have some of each.
 
Joseph Lofthouse
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I use a 55 HP tractor and a 6 foot tiller. It does great!

Filename: till-corn-4.3gp
Description: Tilling corn stalks.
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wayne fajkus
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I got one recently and it is torquey. I would guess it could. My hp is a little smaller than yours.

When I planted a feed plot for deer I threw the oats on top of ground and tilled down 1" to get it in the ground. I don't have discs or seeders. This worked well.
 
Ken W Wilson
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What brands are your tillers? Are the tines counter rotating? King Kutter seem to be the only choice in my town. They look OK.

Tourqery?

Thanks!
 
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I use 3 different tillers on 3 different tractors. To me, they are just generic farm implements. They all rotate normally.

I wouldn't choose a counter-rotating tiller. Too easy to get a rock bound up into the mechanism. I'd rather the equipment have a better chance of bouncing over rocks.
 
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@Ken W: "King Kutter seem to be the only choice in my town. "

Would you consider shipment through a catalog retailer? One possibility>> http://www.agrisupply.com/tillovators/c/2000029/
 
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