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Tiller or Disc

Old 07-31-2011, 08:54 PM
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I want to start putting in food plots. I can buy a new Disc for 700 or a new tiller for 1300. This would be for my 3 point on my tractor. My question is, is it worth paying 500 more dollars for the tiller or should i just buy a disc.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:09 AM
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How big are the plots? Anything over an acre, I would go with a disk. I prefer disk for any size plot, but when you get over an acre or so the tiller really becomes less atractive because of how slow it is.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:46 PM
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Also is the ground rocky? If so I would go with a disc or chisel plow. Two of my hunting spots is in the hills where there are alot of rocks, I use my chisel plow exclusively there.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:28 AM
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I'd get a disk if I was you. But get a used one. I paid $250 for a used 5' disk about 10 years ago. You could probably find one for much less than $800 if you look at CL, ebay and local auctions.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:24 AM
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I am in heavy clay. There is no way I could use a tiller this year because it is too wet. An ATV disc, however, works the surface topsoil nicely without churning up the nasty red clay. Your most important tool is a big tank of Roundup on a backpack or ATV sprayer!
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