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Topic: JD 5103 and 3ph tiller
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Dean Olson

11-23-2014 10:07:11

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I have a 1/2 acre garden and I mold board it all at the end of the season. In the spring I disc drag and start planting. I want the tiller to go down a couple rows at a time to replant as the season goes on. I"m outside Houston so we have an extended growing season.

I feel like this tractor has enough hp power to run a 6ft tiller but will it go slow enough? I plant on 36" rows so a 4' or 5' tiller would work for what I want to do.

Will a tiller work on this tractor and what size do you recommend?

All opinions appreciated.

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Dave in Tx

12-08-2014 19:53:10

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Re: JD 5103 and 3ph tiller in reply to Dean Olson, 11-23-2014 10:07:11  
I use a 6" tiller on a JD 990 and it handles it very well. Yours will work excellent and will travel slow enough.

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11-26-2014 18:56:33

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Re: JD 5103 and 3ph tiller in reply to Dean Olson, 11-23-2014 10:07:11  
We have a 4320 compact JD (50 hp) and a 5 ft tiller. It pulls it easily. I generally go 2 mph.tractor wide open, go to fast and it makes the ground wavy. It likes about 4 inches on a side getting the wheel tracks, but throws dirt on them. Doesn"t seem to matter. We have a lot of garden space, so we just skip 7 ft from like corn to tomatoes or potatoes. etc plant like corn in 30 in rows but stop 7 ft from fence. Haven"t used plow or disk since got tiller Vic

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Tx Jim

11-24-2014 04:21:05

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Re: JD 5103 and 3ph tiller in reply to Dean Olson, 11-23-2014 10:07:11  
I think your tractor will go slow enough to operate a tiller. I would want a tiller wide enough to cover tractor tracks.

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