Searching the best mini gas tiller

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  1. briantemplemanjox45

    briantemplemanjox45 New Member

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    We are doing some severe space clearing and leveling to move a storehouse unit (aluminum skeleton and dense coated tarp roof/sides). My tiller died of a broken transmission (mini - but got lots of years of use). It was great, but I remember holding many times to stop and get a stone out that would be jammed between tines. Can anybody suggest me the best one?
     
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  2. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I know this a cycling forum, and a tiller is not a bicycle, but what the hay, I'll play!

    I personally don't like mini tillers, there is no weight to them so you have to man handle them by pushing down hard to till even shallow depths, just not fun at all.

    The other thing is that most mini tillers are either electric or battery powered; look, I use a lot of battery powered tools and love them, but a tiller is very difficult work, something that a battery or house current isn't up to the task at this time, you need a gas job. The only mini that I know of that can sort of due the task is the Schiller Grounds Care Mantis 4-Cycle Tiller Cultivator 7940 but the price is $375 on Amazon. But for that price you can get a bit larger one called the Earthquake 20015 front tine tiller, this one is a bit heavier so you don't have to press down as hard, it's lightweight but not mini light weight, and it's cheaper at $300.

    Both of those are light duty tillers, and they are front tine tillers and those don't penetrate the dirt as well as back tine tillers, but if you want a mini then you have to deal with that inadequacy, but they work fine for small gardens, especially the two I listed and the last one more so then the first one.
     
  3. phillman5

    phillman5 New Member

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    Froze,
    WAY TO GO. You didn't scold this guy at all! You were very nice and answered his question! Boy I wish all forums and people on forums were that nice.

    THANK YOU
     
  4. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I must have been having a bad day! LOL!!
     
  5. Frado4539

    Frado4539 New Member

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    I have a Honda mini tiller. Hands down it is awesome. Very lightweight and cuts through the ground like a battle-ax! What I like about my mini, you can till in between vegetable rows in garden.
     
  6. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    Could be that the OP considers cyclist to be highly intelligent with a vast and varied array of knowledge. Very flattering.
     
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