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PM1035

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Has anyone made a tiller that you can drag behind your riding mower? I need to do my back yard and was thinking of a 2x4 frame with long nails in it to break up the dirt. I guess it would need a little weight on it. I just don’t want to spend the money on a rental. Thanks!


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Is it summer wherever you live?! Still have another 3.5-4 months here before it's time to do gardening.

Anyhow, nails aren't going to do much tilling. If the ground is that soft that it'd actually work it'd be a waste of time anyhow.
Are you trying to put in a garden?
 
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Warm day in Tennessee today. The flowers are blooming but we are getting another cold front coming through


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Warm day in Tennessee today. The flowers are blooming but we are getting another cold front coming through


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That's crazy. Still have another 3 months before that here. It's been below zero in the mornings and warming up to high 20s during the day.
 
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i think it would fall apart, and not achieve much. maybe get a cheap used front tine tiller. or try to hire someone to come till it cheap. Is it for a garden, new lawn, fixing existing lawn??
 
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no doubt about it... definitely sounds cold!!! brr. we caught some of the latest cold front in from the N.. 42f this morning, 55fish today. add in the wind after 3:30 pm.... brrr. still... chilly for us. stay warm up there in AK and MN
Was 24* this morning, got to 54* this afternoon. Too darn hot!
 
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when is breakup for you...?
Generally starts turning into spring mid-late March and it's pretty much mud and mush April into May.
This year though, I'd guess we are a good 2+ weeks early than normal if the weather continues like this.

On the Facebooks it popped up with a pick I took 2 years ago today where it was 42* and I commented that everything was melting. It's been getting in the 40s and even into the 50s most of March this year.
 
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My son just picked up a gravely super convertible L8 walk behind with many attachments for $250. There’s are out there priced affordable. There work horses.

I have a 60’s cub cadet 100 / 10 hp with the creeper tranny and the tiller. It was $100 for the tractor and $75 for the tiller.
 
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