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Tillers and cultivators are farm machinery used for secondary tillage. These machines stir and pulverize the soil moving frames. This frame has teeth and is moving linearly or uses rotary motion of disks or teeth to accomplish a similar result. The rotary tiller is an example.
Tillers and cultivators can be used either before planting to aerate the soil and prepare a smooth, loose seedbed. Or after planting, when these will kill the surrounding weeds by uprooting them.
Cultivators are comparatively light-weight and reasonable tools that are used for stirring soil. Not like larger, additional powerful garden tillers, they aren’t as helpful for breaking new ground, however, if your garden is already established, they will still create a great deal of the labor of taking care of it easier.
Row crop cultivators – The main function of the row crop cultivator is weed cutting between the rows of an established crop.
There are usually either self-propelled or drawn as an attachment behind either a two-wheel tractor or four-wheel tractor.
Find the best machinery according to your soil size and how much hard or compact it is.
Mini tiller – These are also known as power tillers or garden tillers. Compact, powerful and, most importantly, inexpensive, these agricultural rotary tillers are providing alternatives to four-wheel tractors.
Garden Tillers – used in small gardens such as household gardens can provide both primary and secondary tillage. A rotary tiller does both the “plowing” and the “harrowing”, preparing a smooth, loose seedbed.
Front-Tine tiller – If you have a small to medium-sized garden and the ground you need to break is firm, but not completely solid. Front-tine are smaller in size, the storage, and transportation can be much easier too
Rear-Tine tiller – if you need more power to break up very hard or rocky soil over a larger ground.
They are larger, tougher and more powerful. These are generally more heavy-duty, come in higher power up to 13 KW with either petrol or diesel engines and can cover much more KM per hour.
Although they are heavier and more difficult to work with them, their weight provides some advantages when you need to loosen the very hard ground.
Vertical-tine tillers, a new solution have tines that cut forward through the soil. And with a vertical-tine tiller, you can work on solid ground, not your freshly tilled soil.
Smaller machines are typically power-driven by electricity, whereas most larger garden tillers use gas. Electrical tillers are typically light-weight and easier to use than gas ones and need less maintenance.
They are corded, which limits your range of use or cordless.
However, electric tillers have less power compared to gas ones.