Tillers & Scarifiers
A rotary tiller, also known as a rototiller, rotavator, rotary hoe, power tiller, or rotary plough is a motorised cultivator that works the soil by means of rotating tines or blades. Cultivators stir and pulverize the soil, either before planting (to aerate the soil and prepare a smooth, loose seedbed) or after the crop has begun growing (to kill weeds - controlled disturbance of the topsoil close to the crop plants kills the surrounding weeds by uprooting them, burying their leaves to disrupt their photosynthesis, or a combination of both). Unlike a harrow, which disturbs the entire surface of the soil, cultivators are designed to disturb the soil in careful patterns, sparing the crop plants but disrupting the weeds. We currently stock machines from Honda, Husqvarna, Atco and Stiga. Please contact our sales team who can help advice you of the perfect machine to suit your needs.