The term “portable tiller” is commonly used in the United Kingdom, but it is also used in other countries around the world. Basically, it refers to a handheld cultivator that has an attached motor, allowing it to be pulled or moved along paths in fields, lawns, and so on. Traditionally, these cultivators were powered by manpower, which tended to wear out after several hours of use. Because of this, motor power was replaced by the use of more compact, more lightweight cultivators that used less fuel, making them highly affordable, even for small-scale cultivation.
Today, modern tillers are much more sophisticated. In fact, many models can be purchased with their own electric or gas powered engine. They may have two different engines – a low speed electric motor driving the head, and a high speed gasoline engine. Depending on the model, the tiller can also be equipped with a decently powerful electric cutting tool as well.
The first thing that you should look for when buying a tiller is quality. All good tiller brands will be made of high quality steel or aluminum. The blades should be sharp and free from rust. The cutting blades should be made with a diamond hone or a sharpening instrument that will produce a high quality finish. A two-year long warranty is a great indication of a well built product.
There are many types of tiller models available in the market today. You have cordless tillers, which are battery operated, or corded electric tillers. The battery pack or the cord can be plugged into any wall outlet, while the gas engine will require an electrical plug. If you have a gas powered engine models, you may need to install a gas connection for the gas engine. However, most corded tillers will run without gas engine.
The next thing you need to consider is the size of the tiller. Usually, a tiller has a standard width that will accommodate a wheel barrow or a bucket. If you need more than one hand lifted at a time, you can use power racks to accommodate more equipment at once. Some models have larger and deeper compartments for storage, while some models are wider. They also have a power rating that ranges from one to three Amps.
Power rating is one of the important factors in determining the overall performance and efficiency of the equipment. A highly powerful motor is required if you need heavy duty tillers. A highly powerful electric motor is required if you need to till small quantities of soil in a short span of time. In addition to the size and power of the tiller head, another important factor to consider is the battery system. Battery system has different specifications depending on the type of equipment that you are planning to purchase.
Some tiller models are designed with a quick release mechanism that allows you to quickly move the tiller from one location to another. On the other hand, there are also other models that have to be fixed with the help of screws. The fixed tiller models are highly effective and do not require you to exert extra effort while moving the machine from one place to another. You can operate it easily in one hand or two at the most.
In general, a portable tiller cultivator has a greater speed and torque than the fixed model. However, for large-scale and intensive gardening activities, a powerful motor with twin-cylinder 2-stroke engine is required as opposed to a single-cylinder engine. Therefore, when purchasing such an apparatus, it is important to consider the power output of the equipment as well as its speed and torque.