Will Adjustable Tiller Be Chosen By You?

  • Summer is the season of sales, and tillering is a big investment. The following is what you need to know before buying.


    Now is a good time to take advantage of the major sales opportunities for gardening equipment. This is what you need to know before buying an adjustable tiller.


    For any garden that is too big to manually loosen the soil with a digging fork—unless you like hours of heavy work, it means any garden that consists of more than a pair of four-by-eight-foot beds—tillers are the creation of annual vegetables to thrive. An important tool for growing loose, fluffy soil. But the variety of choices can be daunting. Before going to the local equipment dealer, please familiarize yourself with the basics to avoid selling unwanted items.

    If you are lucky enough to get a decent discount on your tillers, don't rush to pack your newly purchased items in the back of the shed until next spring-you will need it in a few months. Autumn is the best time to start preparing the garden for spring planting, so make sure it is easy to use. (It is best to cultivate in the compost as early as possible, and let the microorganisms perform their magic a few months before planting-it is also the main window for planting cover crops, for which the soil needs light plowing preparation.)

    Types of tillers
    Confused about all tillering terms? The following are the basics.

    Field cultivators: These mini-cultivators are narrow enough to pass between vegetable rows to "nurture" the weeds that appear after the crop is planted-which means digging them out-without disturbing the roots of the crop. In addition to removing weeds, field cultivators are also good at loosening the surface of the soil and mixing compost in preparation for planting. However, they are not tools for cultivating hard soil that has never been cultivated before.

    Garden area: <500 square feet
    Tillage width: 6” -16”
    Tillage depth: 3” -6”
    Price: US$100-300
    Front-Tine Tiller: These light cultivators have tines (the blades that stir the earth) at the front of the machine, which are larger and more powerful than field cultivators. They are an affordable and universal choice for medium-sized gardens. Rotating tines help to propel the machine forward, but operating them requires considerable upper body strength, and it can be tiring to use them for a long time or in hard, rocky or rooted soil.

    Garden area: 500-5,000 square feet
    Tillage width: 12" -24"
    Tillage depth: 6” -8”
    Price: 300-600 USD
    Rear-Tine Tiller: These heavy tillers have blades at the rear and wheels at the front. More importantly, the wheels are usually powered by an engine, so they are easier to operate for a long time than a front fork tiller. On the other hand, the machines themselves are heavier and larger, so enough power is still required to manipulate them. These tillers are the best choice for breaking ground in heavy clay or soil full of roots and rocks that have never been cultivated before. Although high-end rear fork tillers are expensive, they are still cheaper than tractors, so they are usually hired by small sales market gardeners whose plots (and income) are not enough to justify a larger investment. Gardeners on small plots usually rent a rear fork tiller for the first cultivation, and then buy a cheaper front fork tiller to maintain the fragile soil every year.

    Garden area: 5,000-10,000 square feet
    Tillage width: 16" -36"
    Tillage depth: 8” -10”
    Price: $600-$6,000
    Mid-Tine Tiller: These are variants of the front forks, which are located directly under the engine. The weight of the engine helps push the tines into the ground, while the wheels with a larger spacing on either side provide additional stability. The purpose of the middle tooth tiller is the same as the front tooth model, but the force required for operation is much smaller.

    Garden area: 500-5,000 square feet
    Tillage width: 12" -24"
    Tillage depth: 6” -8”
    Price: US$400-800
    Types of tines
    There are three main types of tines. Most tillers, especially the more expensive models, are designed to allow you to move from one tillage to another according to the soil conditions. Sometimes it is necessary to check each type of soil in turn.
    These curved or L-shaped blades are standard on most models. They are best suited for situations that require deep tillage and minimal rocks, vegetation, and roots.

    Slasher: This is the best choice for cutting roots and dense vegetation. They are designed to prevent such debris from wrapping around the tines and getting stuck, which is a common complaint of Polo tines.

    Pickaxe and chisel: these are used to break

    If you want your garden to be more beautiful, you may also need a multifunctional brush cutter, which will make your garden life more convenient.