What is a Garden Cultivator?

What is a Garden Cultivator?

Garden CultivatorA garden cultivator also known as a garden tiller or a ripper is a garden attachment that basically rips through the ground breaking up old soil making it easier for new seeds to spread roots and breath. Cultivators come in a few different types such as a gas powered manual tiller that you walk behind. There’s also the kind that you pull behind a tractor and of course both come in different variations and sizes.

Benefits of Cultivating a Garden

There are a number of benefits of cultivating a garden. First of all cultivating allows more water to soak in soil and reach the seeds, it also gives the seeds more room to breath and more room for their roots. With the seed root being more spread out they can absorb more nutrients and ultimately grow heather and faster. Another benefit of cultivating is that by cultivating you are digging up old vegetation and weeds which again gives the seeds more of a chance to grow.

Cultivators, Tillers, Rippers

You can find smaller cultivators and tillers at your local hardware stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, or maybe even a local Home & Garden store, however for the larger tractor type attachments check out our selection.

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7 Shank 3 Point Field Cultivator

You can easily tell what this attachment will do just by looking at it. The 7 Shank 3 Point Field Cultivator digs through garden beds with ease. It’s a very simple but very effective attachment and does exactly what it was designed for. Order Now

13 Shank Ripper Tiller

13 Shank Field Cultivator

If you are looking for a ripper but the 7 Shank Cultivator isn’t quite big enough then the 13 Shank Field Cultivator might be what you are looking for. With a wider bar at 113″ you can speed up your cultivating job. Weighing in at 800 lbs this cultivator is built to rip through hard packed ground. Order Now
These Cultivators also come in 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19 Shank models check them out here.

If you have used or are thinking about using one of these how about leaving me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

2 Responses to “What is a Garden Cultivator?”

  • Chong Sousa says:

    Can I use a plow instead of a cultivator?

    1. Keith Smith says:

      Depending on what you want to do. Plows are great for plowing and can be used to cultivate your first pass before the crops are planed however after crops you are much better off with a Cultivator.

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