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Bruce K    Posted 03-11-2020 at 14:13:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Rotary Tiller for 8N
  • Does anyone use a rotary tiller with their 8N? Trying to find out if they will work on mine and what size will work with the PTO.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-13-2020 at 11:43:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rotary Tiller for 8N
  • Like Dean said, ground speed not geared slow enough on a standard N to run a tiller. Years ago there was the HOWRAD Gear Reduction unit with the Howard Rotovator -SEE LINK - that was a rear mounted tiller for the N. there are few still around but parts no longer available. Ford/Dearborn also offered the Rotary Hoe -SEE MORE IN MANUALS FORUM. The N was/is a little workhorse of a machine and does well in small gardens as well as large acreage fields. You can use a 2-bottom plow to break garden or old sod up, then disc it, then cultivate it to plant. Once soil has been worked, you don't need to plow it every year. You can use the disc harrow to bury trash or a Rotary Hoe. Work the garden/fields every spring and every fall after that. Don't have a disc or plow? Maybe a neighbor does you can borrow or hire out to do the work.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dean    Posted 03-11-2020 at 21:28:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rotary Tiller for 8N
  • N series tractors are not suitable for PTO driven tillers due to excessive ground speed.

    Dean

    Bruce K    Posted 03-12-2020 at 18:10:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Rotary Tiller for 8N
  • Dean thanks for your answer. A little confused, I use a rotary mower with my 8N, it works great. With a tiller you have to drive the tractor a little faster? Is that why a tiller is not suitable?

    Dean    Posted 03-12-2020 at 18:33:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rotary Tiller for 8N
  • Actually, one must move much slower to operate a tiller than a rotary mower in nearly all conditions.

    Dean

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