Hints & Tips
It’s time to get digging.
Vegetable plots and allotments need the soil turning over to be ready for raking and seeding in a few weeks’ time, indeed you can sow some varieties of lettuce now, especially the delicious Little Gem which germinate readily at this time of the year.
We’ve said in the past that forking over the ground prior to raking is OK for small areas but not a lot of fun for larger plots and a garden tiller can save the inevitable aches and pains if you’re not used to hard manual work.
The Oleo-Mac MH175RK Front-Tine Tiller with Reverse Drive is made in Italy by a leading European garden machinery company and has an 80cm tilling width.
And this can be reduced to 60cm for use when tilling between the rows when the crops start growing to keep the weeds down.
It has nine tines driven by a belt which will either come off or breaks if a really solid object is encountered, so saving the engine from serious and costly damage.
It has a reverse gear which is useful for turning at the end of rows and for engaging should the tiller get dug in – heaving a tiller out from heavy ground is not a lot of fun.
There is a transport wheel at the front to make it easy to move around and the handlebars can be adjusted to suit the user. They can also be laterally adjusted so you can avoid treading on freshly turned earth.
‘Arrived as promised from MowDirect. Easily assembled and operated, started with 2nd pull on the allotment and produced a fine tilth. Mulit-position handles makes it easy for any operator.’ So says one satisfied customer. Other reviews are here.
The tiller costs £399, £200 off the recommended price and is delivered free of charge within five working days. And it has a five-year warranty and comes with FREE oil.
We stock a huge range of tillers which can be seen here and you can give us a ring if you are not certain which is the right machine for you. We’re on 03454 588905 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri & 10am-4pm Sat)