Most of us know what a rototiller is, so in this 1st. part I’ll just skim over the different types of Tillers on the market today.
The most common tiller is called a FRONT TINE. I/E the tines that work the ground are in front. These are the most popular style because of the low price point. At Mid-State Mower we sell this Top of the line Simplicity for around $340.
A great price, but the trade- off of any Front Mount Tiller is that the position of the tines tend to make the machine hop around and “bounce.” This effect really wears you out. There are no drive wheels either. definitely not a machine for breaking ground! Good for cultivating though.
This one I like to call an entry-level rear tine tiller. The rear tines do a much better job of digging deep into the soil with less effort. The wheels help drive the machine.
The down-fall of this tiller are …
A. The tines rotate forward ( the same direction as the drive wheels) and in my personal experience The tines can grab the ground & drag you across the garden.Not a good time
B. I am not a fan of the thin metal transmission halves
(and I have worked on hundreds) Very Weak.
I saw this one on Amazon.com for $879.
Here is my Favorite. It is’nt the most expensive tiller out there, but it does the job like one!
Cast Iron Transmission
Rear Rotating Tines
AND ONLY $699.00
At Mid-State Mower & Marine, we ship these all over the country! Great Machine.
In part 2 we will discuss clearing and breaking ground!
See you Next Time! _The Go-To Guy www.midstatemower.com