Anybody ever used a tiller like this one?

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Anybody ever used a tiller like this one?

Post by jltrent » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:49 am

I got this attachment and it fit perfectly on my Husky weed wacker. It was late fall when I bought it and have never used it yet. Will I be able to plow my garden with this?

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Post by 1982vett » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:31 am

Plow...I doubt. Cultivate...suppose that depends on the state of your soil. On tv they seem to work pretty good in a pile of compost.... :)
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Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:09 pm

jltrent wrote:I got this attachment and it fit perfectly on my Husky weed wacker. It was late fall when I bought it and have never used it yet. Will I be able to plow my garden with this?

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Post by M.Magis » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:07 pm

They’re made for weeding. Just thinking about doing an entire garden with it makes my back hurt.

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Post by Fernowranch » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:48 pm

You'll use it once then it will be a wall hanger

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Post by KMURBAN » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:35 pm

Ha, best tool ever for planting trees. Just hold it one spot for a minute then lift the soil out, repeat till the hole is big enough...

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Post by sstterry » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:40 pm

It looks like it would jar your arms to death!

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Post by Workinonit Farm » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:58 pm

It will work fine, provided that the garden has already been worked. This is good for "cultivating" beds, dealing with weed sprouts, in soil that is not hard, packed etc.

No way would this till, as in break ground and till up hard ground.
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Post by JW IN VA » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:59 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote: This is good for "cultivating" beds, dealing with weed sprouts, in soil that is not hard, packed etc.


In the ground around here,you'd better be in the river bottom.Some of our rocks will kill a 5hp motor on a walk behind.
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Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:22 pm

JW IN VA wrote:
Workinonit Farm wrote: This is good for "cultivating" beds, dealing with weed sprouts, in soil that is not hard, packed etc.


In the ground around here,you'd better be in the river bottom.Some of our rocks will kill a 5hp motor on a walk behind.
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Re: Anybody ever used a tiller like this one?

Post by jltrent » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:59 pm

Well I couldn't resist, I did try it out recently. It seems pretty heavy on the end of my weed eater, but in soil that has been plowed with no solid rocks or rocks of any size it will flat out dig. The weed eater head seems to have plenty of power and for small areas or preparing soil beds it works good.

A lot of good reviews at the bottom of the web site attached.

Watch the video in the lower left corner as the little lady does a good job with it....

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Post by greybeard » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:43 pm

For flower beds and loose or sandy soil. Same as the little 2cycle tillers.


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Post by TexasBred » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:12 am

Looks sort of like the Mantis tillers you see advertised. They turn fast, can jump 3 feet straight up sometimes but will definitely scratch up the ground.
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Post by 3waycross » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:57 am

Just finished wearing out a mantis. They work but are very unreliable. Spent a fortune having it rebuilt every year. I have gone to a new method of gardening. I till in everything I want in my soil in the fall and then in the spring I till just the rows with the mantis and plant. After everything is up I mulch heavily between the rows of peppers, and tomatoes with straw, the rest gets hoe'd continually to keep the weeds down. Keep in mind that I also row irrigate, so that keeps weeds down too since we are to dry here.
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Post by 3waycross » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:11 am

3waycross wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:57 am
Just finished wearing out a mantis. They work but are very unreliable. Spent a fortune having it rebuilt every year. I have gone to a new method of gardening. I till in everything I want in my soil in the fall and then in the spring I till just the rows with the mantis and plant. After everything is up I mulch heavily between the rows of peppers, and tomatoes with straw, the rest gets hoe'd continually to keep the weeds down. Keep in mind that I also row irrigate, so that keeps weeds down too since we are to dry here.
addendum...I am on the verge of being convinced to till overall even less as it supposedly destroys the deeper soil culture. Thinking more on the line of inoculants(such as mycorrhizal soil inoculants) that cause a better soil to develop. Not all plants benefit greatly from this but %95 do.
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