For year's now I have had a Troybuilt Horse model 8hp rear tine tiller! A beast, it will make short work of a large open garden spot.
For the last 10 years we (Liz) have been using a smaller spot closer to the house.
For ten years it has sucked, horsing that beast around that little spot! All the dirt gets pushed over by the fence and you can't get to it!
This year I broke down and spent a whopping $220 for a really nice 4 stroke tiny tiller! Why did I wait?
Called an Earthquake. No gas mixing. On /off switch, Pull rope up at handle. Choke easily accessible. Has a squeeze handle to spin the tines. Drops to idle when tines are still.
It took 2 hrs to do a much better job than the horse did. There is still a third of a tank of fuel left! You can easily carry it with one hand.
Time for the old red tiller to stay down in piggy heaven.... plenty of work to do down there yet!
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The best piece of equipment I have ever owned was a Troy Bilt Horse 6hp bought in the early 80s. But, you are right. Now that l have raised beds, I don't use a tiller in the garden. When, I do till for planting corn and sunflowers for livestock, I use my tractor. It is much easier that fighting a tiller ... rear tine or not.
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