Over the last few years I’ve seen a major change in our Rotary Tilling sales & service. Gone are the days when a farmer wouldn’t be caught dead without his plow and disc. Todays tillers are much stronger and more efficient than ever before. here are the Pros & Cons.
- Only 1 machine is needed to prepare the ground
- Many times a single pass is sufficient
- A rototiller can be set to simply churn the soil, not bury the valuable top soil
- If you purchase a good quality tiller, doing the job is fast and easy.
- A quality tiller is a major purchase
- More maintenance is required (adjustments, lube etc.)
- Your choices are limited by PTO requirements
- You may find yourself having to clean debris from the tines periodically.
I’m sure we can list a few other positives and negatives if we talked long enough. In my humble opinion, A Rotary Tiller is the way to go for anything up to about 20 acres. Anything larger than that, I would consider to be production farming. The machine requirements at that point would make a multi-board plow and disc harrows a better option. But we’ll save that discussion for another day. Happy Thanksgiving!