139 CC Tiller?

kterlep(5/6)April 6, 2010

We're looking at a small tiller. Sears is selling an MTD 139cc tiller for about $300. For another $80, Husqvarna, MTD, or Craftsman all have tillers with engines around 200cc. Am I going to be sorry if I go with the smaller engine? We tilled about 500 sq ft of new garden last year and will probably triple that over the next few years.

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the_monk(7B)

I personally have a 6hp (250 cc) Yard Machine rear tine tiller and I only do about 750 sq.ft. I would say that you would be MUCH MUCH happier with the bigger one. If you can afford it, I would say that going with alittle extra "oomphf" is far better than not enough. Better to know that half throttle is plenty than to open it wide open and not be able to complete the job.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 10:46PM
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canguy(British Columbia)

1500 sq ft is going to be a bit much for a mini tiller.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 12:38AM
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