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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ACutAbovesiny, Aug 30, 2006.
Im interested in buying a tiller. I dont need anything too big. What are some of your suggestions?
what are you planning to do with it?
Remove small areas of lawn for flower beds, loosen soil, etc.
We use the little Honda Tiller, the FG 110 for flower beds. Works great, unless it is bone hard soil. It is also great when you have to dig a hole for the shrubs, just run it on one spot for 30 seconds and you end up with a 12 x 12 hole, 10 inches deep.
Have well over 100 hrs on the unit, except for the handle bars that slip when it rains, it is holding up good.
On the downside, changing the grease in the transmission is a pain. It has to be changed somewhat frequently but there is no easy way to connect the grease gun. You basically have to aim for a little screw hole, but 80% of the grease goes somewhere else...
Most of the small tillers will beat you like a rented mule. If you don't have that many jobs renting a a sod cutter may make more sense if you are cutting in islands. A big rear tined unit will dig in easier, but if you have clay it will want to drag you about the yard. The problem is you will likely be working on new ground and tillers are not all that friendly, espeically next to a house. A tiller behind a tractor is a dream compared to a walkbhehind unit, but then again you have to have the tractor.