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Garden Tractors Discussion Forum

Gear vs. Chain drive garden tillers

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Danny Carroll

04-28-2006 11:03:52

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I am new at the garden tiller thing. I am looking to buy a rear tine tiller and was wondering which is best. Chain driven or gear driven. Also what are some good brands to check out? Thank you so much for any information.

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04-28-2006 19:37:45

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 Re: Gear vs. Chain drive garden tillers in reply to Danny Carroll, 04-28-2006 11:03:52  
Have used troybilts for years with out a hitch and I have one sitting looking for a new home .

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04-28-2006 19:11:20

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 Re: Gear vs. Chain drive garden tillers in reply to Danny Carroll, 04-28-2006 11:03:52  
the cain drives are for homeowners with tiny gardens..the gear drives last a lifetime.. lucas

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Robert in W. Mi.

04-28-2006 18:48:39

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 Re: Gear vs. Chain drive garden tillers in reply to Danny Carroll, 04-28-2006 11:03:52  
All of the chain drive tillers i've seen, have the chain in a case and no dirt or dust gets to it.

Over the years we have had two Troy Horse model tillers. Both had had belt ajustment problems, leaked out of the axle because of bad seals and other problems. Now that Troy is owned by MTD, you know that they are going down hill!!

"If" i was starting out again, i'd buy the BCS tiller, it's built so much better than a Troy it isn't even funny!! The BCS has a "real" clutch, and NO belts! Also, you can buy the BCS with the industrial Honda OHV motor!


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04-28-2006 12:25:18

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 Re: Gear vs. Chain drive garden tillers in reply to Danny Carroll, 04-28-2006 11:03:52  
you get what you pay for

if you have a small rock free garden with sandy soil, you can likely get by with one of the big box chain drive tillers

for heavy use in rocky soil, you will need good quality stuff, look at BCS, Baretto, that grade of machinery and expect to pay the big bucks, Troybilt sells a heavy duty line that looks to be based on the horse and costs a bundle

the Garden Way horse tillers are my choice, get one good one plus 2 or 3 for the parts you cannot buy

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BigMarv 1085

04-28-2006 12:01:33

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 Re: Gear vs. Chain drive garden tillers in reply to Danny Carroll, 04-28-2006 11:03:52  
Iv'e had my troy bilt for 25 years. Been through 5 sets of tines and has tilled 5 acres a year. I believe a chain drive would not hold up to that. They are dusty at times and would wear a chain out.

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