Garden Tillers - Tillers
Every serious gardener needs a
hard-working garden tiller for cultivating new garden beds. A
good garden tiller can go from the toughest job of busting up
hardpan soil to lightly cultivating the soil around your
precious garden plants. You'll want to also keep in mind that
garden tillers inevitably break down sooner or later, so check
the prices of replacement parts for garden tillers as part of
the buying process. Naturally, you'll want to compare
features and pricing between garden tillers so you get the best
bargain for your money. Your garden tiller needs will most
certainly differ from your neighbor's, so choose wisely about
the features in a tiller that are most important to you.
Garden Tiller HP
- Horsepower, or HP, is an important factor to consider when
garden tiller. If you'll be
breaking up a lot of new ground with your tiller, you may want
to opt for one that has more horsepower.
- Conversely, if you will be maintaining garden beds that
have already been previously cultivated, then horsepower may
not be such an important issue when purchasing.
- Consider the work you will be doing with your garden
tiller. If you are a casual gardener with a vegetable garden
and some flower beds, then you should do just fine with a 5 -
6 horsepower tiller.
- For someone in the market for a tiller for business
purposes, such as growing and selling at a Farmer's Market, it might be
wise to choose a larger horsepower tiller.
Front Tine versus Rear Tine Tiller
- The best purpose for a front tine tiller is
maintaining soil that has been cultivated already. Try to till
a new garden bed just one time and you'll understand the work
involved in using a front tine tiller. But get one of these
tillers in a cultivated garden bed and they are pretty easy to work
with. So if you've moved into your new home and there is an
old garden that you plan to cultivate, then you should be able
to get by with one of these tillers. Front tine tillers are
also a little
easier on the pocket book.
- Most rear tine tillers are very easy to handle and
maneuver. They will pretty much turn on a dime when needed and
require much less "muscle" from the operator. These tillers
are the work horses in the garden. The majority of rear tine
tillers are equipped for any garden job that you require
Small Tillers - Cultivators
- There is a place in every garden for a small tiller. Small
tillers are very easy to maneuver between rows of vegetable
plants. When you have a serious weeding task in your garden
bed you can pull out your small garden tiller and take care of the job
in no time.
- The small garden tiller is a perfect choice for cultivating
raised garden beds and
is very lightweight. These two
qualities alone make the small garden tiller an excellent option for
those that are disabled, but enjoy gardening.
- Small garden tillers make mixing compost a breeze. Just
work the tiller up and down into the compost pile and it
will turn and shred the compost in one easy procedure.
- The Mantis Garden Tiller is one of the more popular small
Garden Tiller Brands
- There are a multitude of brand names in the garden tiller
arena. Some of the more common and well known garden tiller
brands are, in no particular order: Mantis Garden Tillers, Troy Bilt Tillers,
Honda Tillers, Sears Craftsman Tillers, Husqvarna Garden Tillers, BCS
Tillers, and MTD Tillers. All of these companies provide an array of tillers.
Use your best judgment and you'll find the perfect tiller for your
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