Hints & Tips
The gardening season is now in full swing and as well as the lawn needing its first trim the vegetable gardens and allotments need urgent attention if you are to produce decent crops this year.
A simple little tiller can save hours of work with the fork and if you are looking to buy one here are three cracking machines from MTD-Lawnflite.
First is the MTD T205 Garden Tiller now on special offer powered by a 4.5 hp engine
which powers the tines by a worm-drive transmission to give excellent power transfer.
A cast iron crank and dual filter contributes to giving this tiller a longer life.
This has four ‘slasher’ tines and has a 40 cm tilling width making it idea for working between in narrow spaces and getting round at the end of the rows.
A front transport wheel makes it easy to move from task to task.
It costs £369, £70 less than the recommended retail price and has a one year warranty from the manufacturer. We deliver it free within four to five working days.
The MTD T380 Front Tine Tiller, also on special offer is a much more substantial machine with six rotors each with four sprung-steel tines made to cope with the heaviest, claggiest soils and has three working widths.
This machine has an MTD Thorx-55 engine, 179 cc, producing 5.5 hp.
The engine is designed to produce low emissions and be quiet in running and has a chain reduction drive system to produce a tine speed 137 rpm.
The handles are adjustable to give a comfortable working height and it has two wheels to make it easy to move about.
It is delivered free within four to five working days and has a one year warranty. It costs £599, £150 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
And the largest machine in the range is the MTD T450 Rear Tine Tiller a really robust machine with a 46 cm working width and designed for smallholdings and people with very large allotments and vegetable gardens.
This one is powered by a Briggs & Stratton engine, easy to start with the chain and gear drive contained in an oil bath to give a long working life.
A handy feature with this machine is the reverse gear and the wheels can be engaged individually to give greater manoeuvrability.
This also has a front counterweight to improve the balance and made it easier to use and has handlebars which can be adjusted to suit the user.
This one costs £1199, £300 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. Delivery is within four to five working days and it has a one year warranty.
See these pages on our web site for a larger selection of cultivators and tillers and remember you can always give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you need advice.
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