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Hi. I'm Ted, from Everything Attachments. We're here today with the Everything Attachments Tiller; this tiller is 48-inch. Most of our tillers have 6 blades per rotor; this has 4 blades per rotor. The reason why this is a 48-inch tiller, it's going to be on a low horsepower tractor. You're going to be going fairly slowly compared to a bigger-horsepower tractor. When you're going really slowly, instead of just pulverizing your soil which is going to make it get harder later, the 4 blades will leave it a little bit coarser. You can still control your consistency with the tailgate on the back. I'll show you that.
The holes are in here, if you wanted to put 6 blades on it, but with a smaller tiller, you do better with 4 blades because it lets you pull it at a faster rate, and not just sit there and pulverize it so much, so when it rains it turns into more like concrete.
This tiller can be offset. Right now for the subcompact tractors, 48 inches will probably cover your tracts. In that case, the pins both to the inside would be the easiest to hookup, because on most subcompact tractors, you're stabilizers are coming to the inside instead of to the outside of the axel, so it's easier to hook up on the inside. If you've got a little bit larger tractor and you want to offset it, you can move your pins that way, offset it to one side. You can offset it to either side, or you can set it in the middle, especially if you're using a quick hitch. This would work on a quick hitch, in the middle setting.
Your drive shaft . . . I've got it on the backside just so you can see into the rotor better, and we'll go over that. Your top link here is full-free underneath, so you can get to it with a standard Quick Attach. You've got a 540-RPM standard shaft on the front.
Come over here to the side, Peanut. It's a powder-coated finish; good, heavy-duty tiller. Good enough that we'll put our name on it and stand behind it. This has a greaseable side on it. This is your non-drive side, but it is greaseable here. You have four holes in your skid shoes here, to adjust your height of how much you're tilling.
Come on around to the back. This gearbox has a spherical gear in it, the same as the rear-end in a car, instead of straight-cut gears. They're meant to run just constantly and to be a lot quieter. This gearbox has a 5-year warranty on it. The rest of the tiller has 1-year, except for the blades, the clutch disk, and the slip clutch.
You have a chain here, where you can adjust the rear tailgate. The further down you leave it, the more it's going to chop it. The more you leave it open, the courser it is. You don't always want it just as fine as you can get it, just due to the fact that when it rains, it's going to get harder, especially if you have our red clay. If you're in sandy ground, good loam ground, it may not matter as much.
On the drive shaft, because a tiller uses a gearbox that's really close to the tractor, cutting your shaft is really critical not to get it to short. What I recommend doing is putting the tiller on your tractor, getting it exactly like you want it, adjust your top link properly so it isn't leaning real far back or real far forward, and then putting the shaft on your tiller. For instance, if this was your PTO shaft and it was here, you would need to cut approximately 4 inches off the shaft, and you would have to do that from both sides. We have a video on our main website on the how-to videos on how to cut your shaft. There's one problem: This shaft is super, super heavy-duty. Where I did it with a hand hacksaw, you could do it, but it's going to be pretty tough. This is a 6-sided shaft, it's really thick, so a power saw would be your friend instead of a hacksaw, but I could do it with a hacksaw if I had to.
Come around here to this side. That is the heaviest drive shaft I've seen in a long time. This is a chain-drive model. Out of all the tillers I've sold in many years, I've never had a failure due to a chain-drive. The truth is, chains are good; gears are good. What gears don't like are chatter. A tiller a lot of times, with changing conditions, you do get chattering. On these smaller tillers where the gears would be small, I really prefer a chain-drive. This is a chain-drive. It fills right here. That's your check level. You fill this up until it runs out that plug, and that is your drain.
This has a really nice kickstand: 1 pin, flip it up. You're going to need that, because that's basically a wheel, and this is going to be hard to hookup without some type of kickstand.
Come on back around to the front. With the different combinations of being able to offset it easily without even needing any ridges, good heavy-duty top link here, a 5-year warranty on the gearbox, and this being an Everything Attachments Tiller; we're willing to give you all the service and help you need, making sure you make the right choice for your tractor.
Just give us a call or an email. We'll be happy to help you.
All right. While we're doing our gardening here today, we're going to use an Everything Attachments tiller; this is a chain-drive. A chain-drive's what I prefer myself for anything under 60 inches, until the tiller gets big enough to have big enough gears in there to withstand the chatter that gears don't really like. On everything under 60 inches I prefer a chain. Everything after that, I'm fine with a gear.
This does have a big greasable side on the far side. The good thing about a Bobcat tractor, and I like the Bobcat tractors, is this is the smallest Bobcat tractor; it's a Category 1 compact. It has a lift on the back of it that will go to the full width of a full Category 1. It also has the telescopic stabilizer bars, which I really prefer over the turnbuckle chains. If you have a BX Kubota, the subcompact John Deere, or anything that's considered to be a subcompact, you're most likely going to have your chains going from the inside of the bars towards the middle. If that's the case, instead of having to unloosen those to get them over the edge of the pin, then you can simply, there's plenty of room over here on this with this pin slid all the way to the inside, you can hook up on the inside and it works just fine. This tiller does have a slip clutch on it, so if Peanut hits a rock or something, he's going to slip the clutch instead of shear a pin or tear something up.
We're going to let . . . this is first time we've had any groundbreaking this year. Because we plowed this in the fall before it started freezing, we plowed it with an Everything Attachments plow, turned everything over; it sat all winter, it's froze and thawed, so that really breaks up the ground good. If we tried to plow it now, because it's been a garden for more than 5 years, if we tried to plow the ground now, it's not going to rollover like it will in the fall because it's so loose from being froze and thawed all year. The only thing we'll need to do in the spring after it's been in the ground, after we've had a garden here 4 or 5 years, is use the roto-tiller, that's going to blend all these leaves and all the pelletized lime and the fertilizer in together.
We've got the chain setting on the back to keep it from getting too ground up in there. We want to leave it just a little bit coarse, but we want everything to mix good, that's why he's going slow; but we've got the gate setting open so it won't totally pulverize it. The Everything Attachments brand tiller does use a C-shaped tine, just like the Sigma tiller, and I think that's the best shape of all the tines I've seen.
It may take him two passes to get all those leaves blended into that red soil pretty good, but that's okay. We don't have but a small garden to do today. As you can see, the ground's buried about halfway up on the gearbox. People ask how deep will they go. They're only meant to go about 5 o 6 inches on this size tiller, but the looser the ground is and the better the ground is, the further that it just simply will go if you let it. The slides are on the position that will let it go in as deep as it can.
You can hear the motor kind of bog just a little bit with that 52-inch tiller. That's the smallest of the Bobcat tractors with only 22 horsepower. That's going to put it somewhere near the 17 range on the PTO. This tiller can do it, it'd be no problem, even if that was a 60-inch tiller. The ratings on tillers are a little bit difficult because every condition is different. If this was on broken ground, then it would take a lot more horsepower per foot than this garden's going to take.
Peanut's made one complete pass over the whole garden. He's making a second pass real quick, and really, this was two very large dump truck-loads of compost on here. It actually made our red soil a lot darker than I thought it would, which is great. We get a lot of people that email us and just wonder if this red clay will even grow anything, and actually, it does grow pretty well. We wanted to keep it where it wouldn't get so hard and stuff in between rains, make it easier to cultivate, make the garden better, work better, and just grow the vegetables better in general.
The thing about this red clay is it will get hard as rock. We live in Catawba County, where the Catawba County Indians are from, and some of their pottery is some of the most sought-after in the world. It's some really good red clay, but we just wanted to get some darkness and some richness into this soil so our melons and stuff do the best they can. We're going to let Peanut continue to do the final passes here with the Everything Attachments tiller. You can hear the power of the tractor come and go as Peanut goes faster or if he goes deeper. That's a 52-inch chain-
drive tiller, and it is so super-quiet with the spherical gears in there that I'm really impressed with that. I love the C-shaped tines. Everything about this tiller's doing exactly what I wanted it to so far. He's only got a few more minutes worth of tilling to go through. He's tilling at a pretty fast pace, and that's just because the ground's broken up that well. This is about the fifth year we've had a garden here. This is my wife's garden. If you don't believe me, just ask her. As soon as I'm through here, it's about the last time she'll let me in it. We'll get Peanut done here, we're going to go ahead and use the garden bedder, make us some nice rows so she can plant all of her