They really hit that sweet spot of power and maneuverability for yard work
I got this product for free in exchange for an honest review. After assembling and experimenting with it, I can definitely recommend this. It’s a great sweet spot between a lighter duty (useless) electric unit and a heavier duty (beast to use) unit, like you’d get as a rental.
I had tried a smaller, electric tiller in the past and hated it, even for my very infrequent and small scale needs. Now THIS tiller … works great! I’m not fibbing when I say that it started up on the first pull. The
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unit’s not nearly as heavy and difficult to navigate as one I had borrowed from a neighbor in the past. In fact, it’s quite easy to maneuver. It dug through my soil effortlessly and pulled itself through without even a hint of difficulty. In the photo you can see that I made three passes on the deep setting and this took well under 60 seconds. I did find that I needed to hold it back and down a bit to let it do the work, as it wants to pull quickly through, without churning it up as much as I wanted. It’s very easy to switch between churning mode and transport mode by simply flipping the rear wheels, which requires no tools. Simply lift it up and flip them. There’s a depth bar that’s also adjustable without tools.
Installation was a bit of a challenge because of poor instructions. I’d say that the French and English pages were somewhat randomly placed. I did not notice a pattern. It was frustrating to find all of the English pages scattered throughout. It was also frustrating not to have pictures that were clearer, wherein I could see detail. The instructions were flat out wrong in several areas, presumably due to design changes. What appeared to be a throttle cable support arm was not shown in any of the pictures. Well, it might be, but I couldn’t make it out due to poor resolution. There was no place that I could figure out to install it. The single hole that I had was above the cable mount, which made zero sense. So I ended up drilling a hole through the handle, installing it in a location that felt right to me. This eliminated the severe angle out of the cable, leaving a nice, gradual transition. See my photo.
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