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Hello all, newbie here to the site and new owner of the garden tractor variety. I've used riding mowers, etc. and I have a couple larger tractors, but I just acquired a Ford LGT 165 in great condition and so far I'm enjoying it. Looks like it has good pull as I've been mainly towing trailers around with it. There are a few tweaks I'm looking into that I'm sure I can find some input here.

The first area I'm tackling is a rototiller for my garden and trying to decide if it makes sense to find a tiller to match this LGT or go with a standard 3 point mount for my other tractor. My garden, though not too small (65 x 85) is fenced in, so I like the smaller footprint of the LGT, but it seems that implements are hard to come by and not very cheap. I see a lot of people saying the tillers work great on these garden tractors, but my question is going to be if it's worth investing in a specific unit for this LGT (if I can find one) or in a 3 point universal one. Has anyone here used both that could compare them? I recently borrowed a friends 50" Land Pride 3 point tiller and ran it behind my Massey Ferguson GC2300 and was amazed at how well it worked. I had not used any tractor based tillers before. That whole combination is workable in my garden, but still a bit big and those tillers are pricey as well, though more universal to another tractor.

Any thoughts? Thanks!

Andy
 

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To mount a tiller, you have to have the rear PTO running along the LH side. If you don't have that, then a tiller is not usable!
 
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Welcome.....Kenny is right, you will also need the PTO setup. Those in themselves are fairly scarce. I do see the tillers and PTOs for sale occasionally, but not often. Luckily, I have one and it works very well.

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And there are at least 2 different ones of those!
 

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[quote name="poncho62" post="895434" timestamp="1558567726"]Welcome.....Kenny is right, you will also need the PTO kily, I have one and it works very well.

That's good info, and great pictures. Couple questions from that
1. How does the pto connect? Is it a spline connection like common tractors, or like a pin or bolt on? I'm wondering what other implements it could run.

2. How do you raise the implement off the ground? I have two mount points on the rear axle, but no third mount and of course no hydraulics.
 

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The PTO shaft is a 3/4 inch steel rod, I think...has a keyway in the end so the tiller driveshaft slips on there.

I don't have hydraulics either, there is a rod from underneath of the lift lever to the back...Hard to see in this pic.....I have a strong right arm....lol

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Kenny, there are two or more, based on what tractor it fits? Or based on what implement you are connecting?
It's based on tractor's I believe. Only implement I know of for the rear PTO is the tiller. It is an engine speed PTO.
 

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The PTO shaft is a 3/4 inch steel rod, I think...has a keyway in the end so the tiller driveshaft slips on there.

I don't have hydraulics either, there is a rod from underneath of the lift lever to the back...Hard to see in this pic.....I have a strong right arm....lol

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The hydraulic lift is basically the same. Long bar runs along the RH side of the tractor.
 
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