Front Vs. Rear Tiller


When choosing a tiller for your vegetable garden or flower gardens, you will need to take into consideration the soil type where you will use it. Front and rear tine tillers work differently to achieve the same results.


  • The largest determination factor in your choice of a tiller is your soil type.


  • There are two main types of tillers, which include front and rear tines. There is also a counter-rotating tine tiller that has rear tines.


  • Tillers with front tines have rear wheels that push it forward to work well in lighter loam or sandy areas. A rear tine tiller has front wheels that pull it forward and can have forward-rotating tines or counter-rotating tines, which work much better in heavy clay soil because they may dig deeper.


  • A tiller in relation to hand tools greatly shortens the time that you will need to prepare you soil for a garden. The tiller aerates the soil as it turns it and allows much-needed air and water to penetrate the top layer easily.


  • Both rear and front tine tillers also make additions of minerals and other types of fertilizers to your soil a much quicker task than incorporating them by hand.

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