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Rear Tine Garden Tiller Buyer's Guide: How to Pick the Perfect Rear Tine Tiller. Tillers Direct product experts have put together a comprehensive rear tine tiller buying guide with purchasing tips, advice and information. Rear tine tillers are the perfect tool for breaking hard or compact soils.

Rear-Tine Tiller Buyer's Guide

How To Pick The Perfect Rear-Tine Tiller

Bob, the Tiller Expert
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Rear-Tine Tiller Buyer's Guide

When choosing garden tools, a rear tine tiller is one of the top investments you can make.

Rear-tine tillers simplify the major task of soil preparation.

Manually preparing a garden with a shovel or a spade is extremely strenuous work.

Rear-tine tillers allow you to aerate and loosen soil effortlessly without undertaking exhausting labor.



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Standard Rotating Tines (SRT)
Standard Rotating Tine Tillers have tines that rotate forward, in the same direction as the wheels. A standard rotating tine tiller is ideal if you're tilling ground 5” in depth or less.

Counter Rotating Tines (CRT)
Counter Rotating Tine Tillers have tines that rotate counter-clockwise. The frontward pulling of the wheels combined with the counter rotation enable an individual to till compact soil very easily. Counter rotating tine tillers are the best for loosening hard or clay soils.

Dual Rotating Tines (DRT)
Dual Rotating Tine Tillers can perform as either a standard rotating tine tiller or a counter rotating tine tiller, offering you the ultimate in versatility and performance.


Tires
Tiller Rear WheelsRear-tine tillers have large, heavy-duty tires with large treads for better traction in muddy or cultivated soil.

Transferring power from the engine to the wheels enables rear-tine tillers to tackle larger jobs in landscaping, serious gardening and construction.

You only need to guide the tiller as it works, so rear-tine tillers can muscle through large gardens, tough soil and sod.


Transmission
Tiller TransmissionA nice feature found on rear-tine tillers is a transmission with forward and reverse speeds. This allows you to safely backup to re-till areas.

Some rear-tine tillers have multiple forward speeds so you can choose how quickly you'd like to go.


Drag Bar
Tiller Drag BarOne feature you may want to look for, is an adjustable drag bar. This runs behind the tiller and allows you work at a consistent depth.

You can set the drag bar for the depth you need, depending on the job.


Counter-Weight
Tiller Counter WeightAnother safety feature to consider is a counter-weight. This helps keep the machine balanced as you till.

A counter-weight will also help prevent the heavy rear-tine tiller from jerking during use.




 


 
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