Tillers and rotary hoes are petrol powered devices that are designed to churn up the soil in your garden to make it suitable for planting. When you use a tiller or rotary hoe, you will enjoy aerated and rich soil which can be planted in easily.
Whether you’re preparing a new veggie garden or looking to renovate your backyard, the range of tillers and rotary hoes from GYC should be your first choice.
We stock a range of trusted products from all leading manufacturers and can answer any questions that you might have.
When using a tiller or rotary hoe, you can create furrows in the soil which allow for good drainage and give the root systems a good chance to drain. Plants need to have oxygen-rich soil and plenty of nutrients, and with a tiller, you are giving your plants the best possible chance of healthy growth.
Good soil preparation is key to ensuring the success of your garden – especially if you are planting in a vegetable patch or garden which needs exceptional quality soil. A tiller or rotary hoe can make short work of the preparation of your soil.
If you only have a small area that needs cultivating, you might not have too much trouble doing it by hand with a shovel and fork, but if you have a medium to large area, you’ll find that turning the soil by hand is an arduous and exhausting task. This kind of work is best suited to a rotary hoe or tiller.
What You Need in a Tiller or Rotary Hoe
We have a great range of tillers and rotary hoes which can help you out in the garden. You need to think about the following when you’re thinking of buying a new tiller or rotary hoe.
When you’re going to invest in a tiller, you need to make sure that the size of the machine matches your garden. If you have a smaller area, then you don’t want a machine that’s too big, as turning and changing direction can be difficult, therefore far better to opt for a compact machine.
A larger garden area would benefit from a larger type machine with a higher powered two or four-stroke engine.
You need to understand the type of soil that you have in relation to the rotary hoe or tiller that you will be purchasing. Our tillers are equipped to manage the toughest conditions, but it’s always best to ensure that you choose the right power for the job.
Hard, clay soils will need a powerful tiller, while sandy or well-cultivated soils don’t need quite as much grunt with your machine. We can help you to decide, so if you’re curious about what kind of tiller or rotary hoe to get, give us a call at one of our stores.
Your tiller is going to be working hard when it’s going, and you want to make sure that you can trust the power of the motor. All tillers and rotary hoes stocked at GYC are made to last and can do the tough job they need to do.
At GYC Mower Depot, we offer extended warranties so you can be assured of quality.
Cost and quality
We know that there are cheap tillers and rotary hoes on the market. Sure, you’ll pay less initially, but the motor might not be as powerful as you’d like and they may break down sooner rather than later.
When you’re investing in a product that’s going to be working hard like a tiller or rotary hoe, you want to make sure it’ll go the distance. Our tillers and rotary hoes are among the best available, and we are proud to offer them to you as a complete cultivation gardening solution.
What You Need to Know About Tillers and Rotary Hoes
Tillers and rotary hoes are powerful tools – not as powerful as a tractor, of course, but powerful enough to work the toughest soils. When used correctly, our range of rotary hoes and garden tillers will save you a great deal of time and effort. Understand that they do require a bit of work to manage, and your upper body will get a workout, so don’t be fooled into thinking that using a tiller or rotary hoe is like pushing a mower.
That said – using a motorised rotary hoe or tiller is light-years ahead as far as work goes when comparing it to using a shovel and fork.
You’ll often need to make more than one pass over your soil to get the desired aeration or work done. Most tillers and rotary hoes have a depth regulator lever which will allow you to moderate the depth that the blades churn to. You might want to start at a shallow depth and then work your way down as the soil gets looser on the top layers. This would probably be the least labour intensive way to manage the cultivation of your soil.
Safety When Tilling or Using Your Rotary Hoe
We believe in being safe at all times when performing a task with your tiller or rotary hoe. Due to the fact that you’re working with a motorised piece of equipment that has spinning blades, we recommend that you read the user manual and only use your rotary hoe or tiller strictly as advised in the manual. Most tillers are self-propelled, and as such, it makes your job easier but also can increase risks of injury or damage due to losing control. You need to ensure that you are in control of your tiller or rotary hoe at all times.
Make sure you clear out the area that you’re going to be cultivating so that you have minimal disruption to your tiller or rotary hoe. Get rid of rocks, chop roots up with an axe and generally ensure that the path is clear.
Use the right safety equipment and protective gear and stay safe.
About GYC Mower Depot
We’re your trusted store for all your tilling and rotary hoe needs. We have been supplying quality yard care, maintenance equipment and tools to Sydney and across Australia, and we are conveniently located so that you can get your favourite brands promptly.
We have seven GYC stores across Sydney and offer you our experience and guidance in choosing the perfect rotary hoe or tiller for your needs.