Hydraulic Tiller 24" Width - Rent Today!
$149.00 / per day
- 24-inch width
- Till up to 1 acre per day with this heavy-duty tiller.
- All moving parts protected by seals and plates—ensuring your next project is a safe one
- High-powered gasoline engine designed to carve through the toughest of dirt, clay, and foundation
- Free job-site deliveries on rentals over $250
Rental Rates: $149 daily / $475 weekly / $890 monthly
What Does A Tiller Do?
Put simply, a tiller works to break up compact, unworkable soil often for the purposes of planting. It does this with rotating blades which push 4-6 inches into the soil, spinning as it goes.
Over a large area the tiller will actually churn through terrain as it goes which creates more fertile, workable soil.
Most customers use our tiller to create personal gardens or crop fields, but it can also be used to disturb unworkable terrain more generally.
For instance if you have compact clay in an area a tiller can be used to break it up. Obviously using a tiller won't completely remove the hard terrain, but the tiller's churning process makes it much easier to work with.
Will A Tiller Remove Grass?
Yes, a tiller will remove grass, but there is a caveat.
Tillers work by upheaving soil, churning through compact dirt. Because of this, they don't actually remove any dirt.
Tilling a grassy area will upend the grass, making the dirt more workable, but you will have to remove all of the grass which is in the soil or it will likely grow back. This is important because even a small section of grass left buried in the dirt may result in the grass regrowing.
When tilling a grassy area we recommend following this process:
- We recommend starting by squaring off the area you'd like to till, string and wood stakes work great here.
- Make an initial pass of the area with the tiller going about 2 inches deep. This depth should be plenty to break up the grassroots and all.
- Next, you'll want to walk through the area, removing all grass you see.
- Finally, you can begin tilling at your standard depth!
Tiller Vs. Cultivator
"A cultivator is primarily used to mix loose soil, while a garden tiller can break up hard pieces of ground. As such, a cultivator is unlikely to work if you are creating a new garden plot because its tines are not heavy-duty enough to loosen hard soil. That doesn't mean you should use a garden tiller to do the work of a cultivator though, as a tiller is likely to loosen more dirt than you anticipated. As a result, your soil mixture may not be exactly what you had imagined."
- Troybilt, Equipment Manufacturer
A cultivator might be a better choice for your project if you're planning on mixing potted soil, fertilizer, or manure into your regular soil.
Whereas tillers are a better choice if you're creating a new garden area and breaking up rocky or difficult ground.