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anyone have experience with honda GX240 tiller depth controll?

anyone have experience with honda GX240 tiller depth controll?

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Old 07-29-20, 09:45 AM
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anyone have experience with Honda FRC800K1A tiller depth controll?

so, some backroung:

. I live in an area that is very gravelie (sp), so homes in my area only have a few inches of decent soil to grow a lawn.
I overseeded couple parts in the front lawn last fall, including a couple of dead areas (maybe 5,000 sq ft). I also topdressed it some.

my mistake was using "kentucky-31" grass. I " ass-u-me(d)" that it was a brand of kentucky blue grass. I was wrong!

now I want o kill the lawn, rent the above tiller, till it and re-seed it. The problem is that because of the limited depth of the loam, I dont want to till too deep, or else I'll just pull up all the rocks.

I've never a tiller where there was any type of depth adjustment. Can you adjust depth to only a couple inches in, or not really?

thoughts? recommendations?

Live in Western MA.
 

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Old 07-29-20, 11:18 AM
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Honda GX240 is the engine which doesn't tell us anything about the tiller. Is it a Honda FRC800 tiller or is it another brand tiller that happens to have a Honda GX240 engine?

Most tillers do not have an absolute depth control. It largely depends on the operator to control the depth. Generally limiting the tilling to only a couple inches isn't too much trouble. If you just want to scuff up the surface to plant grass a powered dethatcher would be better. If you have a tractor there are several implements that could also do the job.
 
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Old 07-29-20, 11:25 AM
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thanks for the response. I don't have a tractor (well, I have a lawn tractor, but I'm guessing that's not what you mean).

You're right, that was not the wright info. I corrected it. The tiller is a Honda Model # FRC800K1A-656912
 
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Wrong time of year to be doing anything except cutting the lawn.
If there's not enough top soil you can not expect much to grow.
 
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I dont plan on doing it for late august/early September, but wanted to ask the questions to come up with a plan.

theres usually 4-6 inches, but I dont want to chance it by going that deep.

just trying to get my ducks in a row instead of waiting till the last minute
 
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