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Yardman roto tiller 513 I think


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Old 03-13-2013, 05:03:20 PM
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Default Yardman roto tiller 513 I think

I'm looking at this for $250
can't find anything in search, can anyone point me in the right direction?
I think my old eyes see Yardman 513
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I think it's Yardman 5HP
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Default Re: Yardman roto tiller 513 I think

6hp................ Earth... bird........... is what it looks like. The 6 hp is a sure read though.
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Default Re: Yardman roto tiller 513 I think

Another pic, but no info yet.
Some of the searches I tried came up Troybuilt, are they connected?
well anyway that wouldn't up load
on the side it says yardman 5hp earthbird
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Default Re: Yardman roto tiller 513 I think

Is it really worth the $250?
I would have to argue that it isnt.
I would search craigslist or your local papers for a vintage Ariens Trans-A-Matic or a Howard Rotavator. They are far nicer machines which will last forever and then some. I have seen many sell in the $250-750 range. I have about $1200 into my Howard Rotavator after rebuilding the engine and converting it to electric start. It was worth every penny. The machine is awesome.

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Default Re: Yardman roto tiller 513 I think

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Is it really worth the $250?
I would have to argue that it isnt.
Chris
It was off craigs list/near by/mine now/ with vertans discount
He was a good guy, took very good care of this tiller.
Don't have $1200 or $750 for equipment that sits for 364 days a year.
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It is just your run of the mill MTD built tiller with a 5hp B&S engine, late 80s vintage, you could have bought it new with several different names, white, ranch king, MTD, even your own if you happened to order enough units. That tiller probably sold new for 250 dollars. For that money I'd watched for a used troybilt horse tiller, it'll be 100 times better and will probably out live you. MTD the producer of yardman labeled products now also own troybilt but they have kept the original quality in at least the horse models. I'd also consider a snapper tiller or even a AYP built tiller labeled as a Sears Craftsman, Poulan (Poulan Pro) or husqvarna. The AYP units are not as stout as a snapper and especially not a troybilt, but will be a far better tiller than anything built by MTD. If you want the best look for a BCS tiller i see them pop up occasionally with the Acme built engine people tend to shy away from the unknown Italian built Acme engine (dad always thought it was looney toones fault ) but they are very reliable and parts are still available through BCS America. Just my 2 cents, but we tossed dozens of MTD built tillers in the junk every year at our shop because that's what they where in the end....
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It was off craigs list/near by/mine now/ with vertans discount
He was a good guy, took very good care of this tiller.
Don't have $1200 or $750 for equipment that sits for 364 days a year.
Thank you tap
If you are happy with it, it's a good deal! I liked the Vet's discount.
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Default Re: Yardman roto tiller 513 I think

This was actually a great design I used and 8hp version as a boy and always preferred it to troy and Ariens, I loved the variable speed for the tines and the lever operated handle mover. the parts for are long since NLA and the design had the ever present MTD trademark of being a pain to work on. I have my old tiller and since two others in various stages of wear that I keep for parts.
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