Tilling Tips

Your tiller will perform best if you adjust it to match the soil conditions.  To optimize your tilling, we recommend following ESTER:

  • Evaluate your soil conditions.  Is the ground hard, or are you working in loose soil? 
  • Set the tiller according to the conditions.  Depending on your model of tiller, you can adjust the depth bar, the tine configuration, throttle, or gear selection.
  • Till the area briefly.
  • Evaluate the tiller’s performance. 
  • Reset the depth bar or other controls as necessary, and continue tilling.

Setting your tiller properly depends on the model.  Mini-tillers and mid-tine tillers behave very differently than rear-tine tillers.  Always refer to the owner’s manual for your specific model before using your tiller.

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