Rotary Tillers

What are Rotary Tillers?

rotary tillers

A rotary tiller is a tractor attachment that helps prepare land for gardens, gardens for seeds, yards for grass, and fields for crops. Technically a rotary tiller breaks up tightly compacted ground by digging, stirring, and overturning soil. This allows more air and room for the seeds to root and more water to get deeper in the ground to feed the roots.

Rotary tillers are also a great tool for mixing in other minerals and fertilizers when preparing soil. They are also great for soil cultivation, light to moderate tilling for week removal, or to break up clustered soil surfaces after heavy rains to help the moisture and air movement.


Different types of Rotary Tillers

Front Rotary TillersLike most things there are a few different types of tillers as well. There are Front-tine tillers that are mostly used for smaller flower or vegetable gardens. Because of their smaller size Front-tine tillers can be easier to maneuver in tight spaces and are powered by 2-8 horse power engines. They are very handy when precision matters and can control tilling within and inch or so of desired paths.

Unlike Front-tine tillers Rear-tine tillers are normally larger  and some very large that obviously require a tractor to pull. Even though some of the Rear-tine tillers can be operated with out a tractor they still require more working area and open space. Even though they require more space rear-tine tillers have more horse power and generally wider and cover more ground in a shorter amount of time.

The larger heavy duty tillers that require a tractor are commonly used  for larger jobs such as fields, landscaping, and large vegetation gardens. They can range from 36 inches wide to 13 feet and up  depending on the need.


Determining which Rotary Tiller to buy

As always it’s important that you get the right equipment for the job. Getting something to small just because it’s cheaper may end up costing you more money in the long run. For example if you went with a small low-end cheap rotary tiller for a mid-sized garden to save you money. Not only will it take you longer to till your garden but a low-end tiller may not be able to handle the wear and tear and break often costing you more money over time not counting the extra time you spend tilling. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a rotary tiller such as cost, value, service, reliability, location, type of soil, tilling width, horse power, tine type, over all size, desired end results, and possible future usage. For the most part consider what you need and what you can afford then do your research on those, maybe even test them out before you make your decision.


Check out this video of a Rotary Tiller


Here are a few of the Rotary Tillers we offer


rotary tillers
  • For tractors with 60-90 HP
  • 41.3″ long, 94.9″ wide, 48.2″ tall
  • Weighs 1279 lbs.
  • 80″ tilling width
  • 8″ tilling depth
  • 9 flanges with 6 tines each
  • Includes PTO shaft with slip clutch
  • Category II hitch
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  • True helical gearbox
  • Reinforced frame
  • Category I or II hitch
  • Standard slip clutch
  • For tractors with 30-55 HP
  • 26″ long, 77.9″ overall width
  • 33.5″ high, Weighs 588 lbs.
  • Working width 74″, 8″ max depth
  • Includes PTO shaft with slip clutch
  • 7 flanges with 6 blades each
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You can find even more to choose from by clicking here.
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One Response to “Rotary Tillers”

  • Kalie says:

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