Top Tillers To Consider For Your Farm & Garden Tasks

If you’re doing any job that requires you to turn over soil, a tiller can save you time and effort. Check out these tillers from top manufacturers!

by Sarah Coleman
PHOTO: DR Power Equipment

Whether you’re turning soil for a new garden bed or preparing a small field for planting, there’s a tiller for the job. Check out these tillers, and get ready to move some earth!

Compact Front Tine Tiller by Yardmax

The self-propelled Compact Front Tine Tiller by Yardmax (above) cultivates soil, turns easily and fits between garden rows. It can be adjusted between 11 and 21 inches wide with a tilling depth of 11 inches.  

Sun Joe ELITE Electric Tiller Cultivator

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Snow Joe

If the area you’re tilling is close to an outlet, the Sun Joe ELITE Electric Tiller Cultivator may be just the tool you need. At 16 inches wide, this machine can slice soil to a depth of 8 inches. Height-adjustable rear wheels make it easy to maneuver. And collapsible handles make it a cinch to store. 

Field Tuff Tow-Behind Tiller

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Northern Tool

The Field Tuff Tow-Behind Tiller is easily towed behind an ATV or UTV. And the 208cc Briggs & Stratton engine is powerful enough to rip through compacted soil. Its 24, 12-inch steel tines can be adjusted up to 5 inches from your seat and can reach over 33 inches in depth. The pneumatic turf tires let you work on uneven terrain. 

Earthquake VERSA

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The Earthquake VERSA front tine tiller cultivator can weed, mulch and aerate soil as a cultivator and also work as a tiller with its high-performance 99cc engine. Prepare wide open spaces of land in the spring, maintain rows in the summer, and do major cleanup in the fall

Mantis 7940 4-Cycle Plus Tiller/Cultivator

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The Mantis 7940 4-Cycle Plus Tiller/Cultivator weighs 24 pounds, but can till through sod and compacted soil. Designed for fatigue-free operation, the 9-inch width ensures the tiller works along fence lines and raised beds. The curved tines let it dig up to 10 inches deep.   

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DR Rear Tine Rototiller

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DR Power Equipment


Power-driven wheels and counter-rotating tines give the DR Rear Tine Rototiller the extra power needed to bust sod and churn through the toughest soils—even heavy clay. With a 16-inch tilling width and tilling depth of 11 inches, the pneumatic tires can propel the tiller on almost any terrain.  

Read more: Rototillers are built to work for you!

Troy-Bilt Big Red Garden Tiller

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All Troy-Bilt tillers feature a cast-iron-encased transmission and three shaped bolo tines designed to slice, chop and turn to create finely tilled soil. The Big Red Garden Tiller can till 20 inches wide and 7 inches deep in gardens more than 2,500 square feet, and the “Just One Hand” operation allows you to avoid stepping on freshly turned soil. Highlights include electric start, four forward speeds and maneuver with two reverse speeds and a neutral option.

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