The amazing temperatures have had a magical effect on the garden – and especially the weeds.
You really can’t put off tackling the vegetable plots and allotments and shrubberies much longer, so here we bring you ten of the best garden tillers for 2012 to consider.
Our team on 08454 588905 are always ready to offer any advice they can if you have any queries having looked at our list – and remember there are literally dozens more tillers on our site to choose from.
If you only have a small garden or plot and want help turning the soil prior to Spring this little machine is the answer.
It can handle firm ground and is perfect for digging in fertilizers and for digging up weeds.
The tines are mounted under the motor so it will fit between the rows and is light and easy to use so you can cultivate between shrubs and perennials.
Quiet while working, it has a working width of 12 in and will cultivate to a depth of 8 in depending on the soil quality.
Handles fold down for ease of storage and there is free next working day delivery.
Next comes our own MD Micro Tiller, MD Micro Tiller powered by a two stroke engine and powerful enough to deal with all types of soil – even clay.
It has chopper style handlebars for ease of use and will cultivate to a depth of 20 cm with its fast action tines.
Ideal for cultivating between the rows and for digging up weeds in flower beds it can also be used for digging in fertilizers before sowing and planting.
And fold down handles mean you can easily get it in the boot of a car or hang it in the garden shed so saving space.
The costs £179.95 a substantial saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price of £249.95 and it has free next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Ardisam make really top notch tillers and their MC43R Petrol Mini-Tiller is certainly one you should be considering.
With a 43 cc Viper 2 stroke engine which is simple to start it has high torque gearing for maximum power and the width can be adjusted from 6 to 10 inches.
Surprisingly light in weight, it has a carrying handle to make it easy to move around the garden.
Integrated wheels make accurate tilling more easy and the depth can be easily adjusted.
A folding handle makes it simple to store in the garage and easy to transport in the car boot.
With this model there is an optional dethatching kit which you can buy for £99 and a useful edger kit for £29.
It costs £249 and this includes next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Another tiller at a very keen price is the Einhell BG-MT 3336 Petrol Mini-Tiller for sale at £239.95, a full £150 off the manufacturer’s price.
This mini tiller has a 4 stroke engine so it is cleaner and less noisy than a two stroke one.
The working width is 36 cm and it has 26 cm tines which can deal with virtually all soil types.
There is a depth skid which is adjustable and a dead man’s handle is incorporated as a useful safety device. There is also a transport wheel.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Another tiller from the same German stable is the Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller / Cultivator , exclusive to Mowdirect and a real top value purchase and the lowest priced in its class.
This has a 163 cc 4 stroke engine and is ideal for vegetable gardens and allotments. Six steel cultivator blades are 26 cm in diameter and 60 cm across. There is also a free set of crop protection discs for use when tilling between the rows.
A handy transport wheel at the front can be tilted up when the machine is in use plus there is an adjustable brake skid at the rear to allow you to set the working depth.
At £299.95 there is a £200 saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price, plus free next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Another machine exclusive to ourselves is the MD Classic Tiller, a real sturdy workhorse with a price and specification we think you can’t beat.
Classically built with a Briggs & Stratton engine this is a machine ideal for large vegetable plots and the allotment owner.
Tough steel rotors will really get stuck in to the ground. The rotors are engaged by a belt tensioning system so you can ease into the soil which needs turning.
The chassis is solid steel to add to the sturdiness of this machine which has an adjustable tilling width of between 60 and 78 cm. Crop protection discs and fully adjustable depth are included.
Free next working day delivery, two year manufacturer’s warranty and a price of just £449.95, what more could you want.
Another really solid machine suitable for both the amateur gardener with a large allotment and the professional alike is the Ardisam Badger 850 Pro Petrol Cultivator.
One of the most robust machines on the market, the Ardisam has a powerful Briggs & Stratton engine which has a cast iron cylinder liner, steel frame and high alloy brass transmission.
Fitted with extra-large wheels it is easier to control and the wheels won’t dig in too deeply when in use.
The tilling width goes to a maximum of 560 mm, very important when deep digging plots and allotments.
This machine costs £519, comes with free next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Now we’re moving into some very serious machines capable of dealing with difficult soils and one which certainly fits the bill is the Al-Ko MH5060R Petrol Cultivator on sale for £595.
And if you purchase you can also buy a ridging plough for £55, a handy garden tool which can save hours of back breaking work.
This cultivator has a 5.5 hp Briggs & Stratton high performance engine which delivers plenty of power and has forward and reverse gears. It has six tilling blades which give a working width up to 75 cm.
The machine has free next working day delivery and a 24 month manufacturer’s warranty.
Honda have a reputation for making powerful reliable machines and the Honda FE500 Tiller is one which will always be towards the top of the professional gardener’s list. At £899 it is over £70 less than the manufacturer’s recommended retail price.
This has a powerful Honda engine and an extra wide working width of 875 mm and there is a clutch for added control and safety.
The handlebar is offset and the handle height is adjustable for better control. As an added safety feature there is a deadman’s handle feature.
This is a real professional machine which will give years of solid use.
And finally we have the Husqvarna TR 430 Professional Rear-Tine Tiller on sale for £999.
This machine is designed for professional use on larger properties and will deal effectively with densely compacted soils like old lawns.
It will tackle rougher areas thanks to the 16 in wheels and there are counter rotating tines to turn over and break up the soil and seven depth settings.
A 169 cc Subaru provides the power which drives both the rotors and wheels and there are both forward and reverse gears.
Delivery is within two to three working days and there is a one year manufacturer’s guarantee.
These are ten of the top cultivators from across our wide range, but please don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 08454 588905 where our team can give advice on which machine will be the most suitable.