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Mike Higginbotham    Posted 04-23-2018 at 14:48:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Tiller
  • I am looking for a 3 point hitch tiller for my 8n.
    Can anyone recommend one with a HP rating low enough it would safe to use on the 8n.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-24-2018 at 22:40:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Any 4 ft tiller should run behind your machine. Just remember the ground speed might be a bit high and require two passes. If your trying to till horse pounded ground in the dry of summer, it might not work.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-23-2018 at 18:30:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Too many rocks around here. I tried one of the Howard tillers that bolt to the N-tractor PTO housing several years ago. The tiller was given to me free. I thought it was going to beat me and the tractor to pieces. I eventually found someone to take the tiller away, sold my bottom plows, and just kept my two disc plows. The disc just flips rocks out, or bounces over them, and I can run a disc going much faster than a tiller. It lets me breathe clean air out in front of the cloud. Speed is king! All I need is racing stripes and a number!

    carl nny    Posted 04-24-2018 at 13:59:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Don't forget your Helmet...LOL

    John in Mich    Posted 04-23-2018 at 18:08:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Until last summer I would have said no and agreed with all comments below. Last summer my neighbors son bought a rototiller from TSC. I, reluctanty, helped them set it up behind an NAA being dubious of it being able to handle it. This NAA has no aux trans, just the standard 4 speed, and marginal on compression. The soil is clay.
    WOW was I surprised. His son worked his clay garden twice in 1st gear and then floored me by shifting to 2nd gear. I think the machine was designed with N's in mind. (opinion) HTH

    JMOR    Posted 04-23-2018 at 17:36:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • About 99% of posters will tell you that tiller won't work on 8N, but..........if you have light/sandy loam soil, as in parts of east Texas, they will do just fine, but even then you will wish for a slower ground speed.

    HCooke    Posted 04-23-2018 at 17:15:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • As other posters say, rototillers do not work well with an 8N because the ground speed is too fast. However this general purpose tiller works well. Got mine at a tractor bone yard.

    36 coupe    Posted 04-23-2018 at 17:10:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Fellow did my garden with an 8N with a Howard gear reduction tiller.4 foot wide.

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 04-23-2018 at 16:16:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Have you ever used a tiller on an 8N?

    Generally speaking.........it's not a good idea.

    See tip # 74.

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