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Posted: 4/24/2016 7:45:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 7:47:44 AM EDT by WildApple]
Looks like people are asking 90% of cost of a new one

I'm thinking about just buying a new one

Hell.....I just offered a $400 never been used self propelled Lawnboy mower with electric start on trade for a 1980' tiller and got turned down!

Guy wants $450 firm!
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:46:09 AM EDT
Just looked at them yesterday $900
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:47:14 AM EDT
They are only used for only an hour or two a year.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:50:03 AM EDT
I need one and haven't started looking around for one yet.  Now you have me about pricing.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:52:41 AM EDT
Here an example

3 years old $1500

https://meadville.craigslist.org/grd/5549139429.html
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 7:56:58 AM EDT
Probably speaks volumes of the quality of the newer ones.  I have an old Sears rear tine tiller my father in law gave me.  Gets less than an hour of running time a year.  It will outlast me.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:03:57 AM EDT
Because people think "it's hardly used" and new they are expensive because the market is small compared to mowers, and they paid alot for it.



Wait until the govt starts to ban home agrarian activities under the guise of environmentalism since controlling the food supply through large corporate farms is a way to drive more population to large cities furthering their goal of total control.




It will be peak rototillers!




OMG, has the panic on rototillers already begun?
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:07:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 9:09:50 AM EDT by safe1]
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:08:30 AM EDT
I have always thought people who grow gardens are kind of funny...

For the $1000 a tiller costs, I can buy a shitload of veggies, and don't have to do any work.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:09:44 AM EDT
Rototillers, snowblowers and outboard motors get retard prices here.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:14:43 AM EDT
Product Liability is the killer on the new purchase



I dont know about you but in NH they are giving them away compared to your states.



http://nh.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=tiller


Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:25:05 AM EDT
I have a very old Arians Rocket tiller, you will never find a newer one that will outlast that old beast. You can honestly operate with just a few fingers of one hand because of how perfectly balanced it is.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:27:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Win_88:
Product Liability is the killer on the new purchase

I dont know about you but in NH they are giving them away compared to your states.

http://nh.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=tiller
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Lol...$900 for an '85 Johnson 9.9
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:30:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KTMsx:
I have always thought people who grow gardens are kind of funny...

For the $1000 a tiller costs, I can buy a shitload of veggies, and don't have to do any work.
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Spoken like a true city dweller that will scream for "Government help" when there is any disruption to the normal flow of civilization. or when processed food gives them cancer.

Meanwhile, I'll just be sitting in my home, eatin on my home canned food, grown in my home garden, using my generator if need be if the power's out.

But meh, we all have choices to make.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:36:54 AM EDT
Just try finding  a good ro hoe.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:40:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:46:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 8:47:47 AM EDT by Engineer5]
That mower you offered in trade isn't worth $100 around here new or not.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 8:47:06 AM EDT
Do the work that a tiller does by hand a time or 2 and they don't seem nearly that expensive.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:04:15 AM EDT
Yards sales are where you buy tillers.  Mine is a 2013 and didn't have a single scratch, I'm not sure it was ever used as my neighbor doesn't have a garden....$50.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:06:59 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By KTMsx:


I have always thought people who grow gardens are kind of funny...



For the $1000 a tiller costs, I can buy a shitload of veggies, and don't have to do any work.
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Some of us take pride in creating things.



 
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:13:48 AM EDT
My father-in-law gave me a "worn out" front tine tiller about 20 years ago.

He had used it for a few years and his son had supposedly used it before that.

I replaced the points and condenser with one of those little solid state ignition things and I use it twice every year. It cranks and runs just fine---even on ethanol.

Oh, the steel gas tank rusted and I had to clean that up a year or two ago.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:15:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KTMsx:
I have always thought people who grow gardens are kind of funny...

For the $1000 a tiller costs, I can buy a shitload of veggies, and don't have to do any work.
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Go till gardens for hire! A small hand-tilled plot can bring $50.

I have a 5' PTO driven tiller for my Kubota BX25 and I get $100 for tilling garden plots. Takes me about half hour and costs a couple bucks in fuel.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:23:09 AM EDT
go rent one


a couple years ago I blew the motor on my FIL's 40-50? year old Monkey Wards tiller(yes, I checked the oil before use)
when I looked around for a used one of similar size we just decided to rent.  Local place charges about $10 for a half day rental.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:26:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 9:27:01 AM EDT by SuperJanitor]
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Originally Posted By Panhandle:
go rent one


a couple years ago I blew the motor on my FIL's 40-50? year old Monkey Wards tiller(yes, I checked the oil before use)
when I looked around for a used one of similar size we just decided to rent.  Local place charges about $10 for a half day rental.
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Go buy a cheap 5 hp horizontal shaft at harbor freight when it goes on sale and get that old tiller going again. Those things have indestructible drivelines.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:29:02 AM EDT
My local mom/pop hardware store rents them for $40/4 hours. $60/8 hours.  I just rent.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:33:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2016 9:33:26 AM EDT by Baldmonk]
I have about 2.5K in my 2nd one. A Grillo 85D diesel

looks like this one.



Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:34:24 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By WildApple:


Here an example



3 years old $1500



https://meadville.craigslist.org/grd/5549139429.html
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I will till your plot for $100 per hour, travel time included.

 






And yes, I get work.






Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:49:56 AM EDT
Rent.



Also, depends on what you are doing and how big of an area it is.  I have used a Mantis for years in the garden. It wouldn't be good to break ground but once you have the sod busted, one never really needs the big boys again.  ymmv






Link Posted: 4/24/2016 9:59:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By WildApple:
Here an example

3 years old $1500

https://meadville.craigslist.org/grd/5549139429.html
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that may be a bit high, but I would not let my horse go for less than 800.  They typically dont get that many hours, and are pretty much good forever.

Speed
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:04:40 AM EDT
Tillers have to put up with some serious abuse even if only used for a couple hours a year. Hard for manufacturers to cheap out on parts like you see with most current yard equipment. That said, a good tiller will last you a life time. I run a 1976 Gilson.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:05:15 AM EDT
My dad just bought a tractor with a tiller on the back for $175, he always finds the best deals.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:08:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Htown156:
Rototillers, snowblowers and outboard motors get retard prices here.
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There are rare deals out there. But some items just seem to hold their value.

To add to the quoted list log splitters and dump trailers.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:09:04 AM EDT
I have a good Troybuilt 8hp tiller I'll sell for $400.  Blackdog471@mac.com.  Even has electric start!
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:09:21 AM EDT

Not the best time of the year to be shopping for rototillers.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:15:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Looks like people are asking 90% of cost of a new one

I'm thinking about just buying a new one

Hell.....I just offered a $400 never been used self propelled Lawnboy mower with electric start on trade for a 1980' tiller and got turned down!

Guy wants $450 firm!
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because people think just because they used something once or twice, it's still new.  see it with firearms all the time.  In general, I won't buy anything used unless it's about 1/3 the price of the new item.  Exceptions to this are of course rare and hard to find items
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 10:19:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KTMsx:
I have always thought people who grow gardens are kind of funny...

For the $1000 a tiller costs, I can buy a shitload of veggies, and don't have to do any work.
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This is one of those buy once, cry once  things.  I can tell you this, those home grown veggies taste a  hell of a lot better than your store bought crap.  

You should do a taste test, one of those orange tennis balls you get at the store versus a home grown tomato.
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