Just don't know how it happened. But, one day, I realized I owned seven tillers! My wife was asked how many tillers I owned to which she responded, "Too many. Two or three." hee hee
Unneeded tiller: This tiller was bought for tilling or cultivating weeds
between rows of plants. However, if one uses
mulch or chip one does
not need to weed so this tiller has become a cute, quaint and picturesque
prop for garden placement. Please consider that any cultivating between plants
destroys the roots of the plants. Seems counterproductive.
Pretty useless tiller: This attachment for a multi-use engine is not of very
much use. Unless one sits on it or puts a lot of backstrain into it, it just
bounces on top the ground. (If one visits Craigslist.com#Tillers, one sees
a lot of "Mantis" tillers for sale from owners. A priori, they are
advertised in glowing terms with a person tilling down a long row. Do the
math. Draw your conclusion. They are advertised as the last tiller you will
ever buy. For many new purchasers, that is probably true as they throw in
the towel on gardening as being too hard or a hobby for masochists.)
Old faithful--This was the used tiller bought for $150 in 2005 which has
been used by this gardener and many neighbors over the years. In 2012, a
cracked transmission was replaced with a funny, interesting story.
In the early 2000's, a new auto-repair shop was sought for my hybrid pickup. If you know anything about mechanics, you realize that after a few years your car repair service starts fudging to increase the repair bill. B&L near the McGuire V.A. was tested. (Note: This is a gratis plug in appreciation for great, honest and fair service.)
More than once, I suggested a repair which was met with, "You don't need it. You'll be wasting your money."
Once, a repair failed near the warranty date with replacement at no cost.
Once, I took my car in with a sudden transmission problem consuming a pint a week expecting a several hundred dollar charge: "$24 to tighten the pan bolts!"
After a few years, I said, "If the cost is less than $400, just fix it and let me know when it is ready. No need to call to confirm my authorization."
Perhaps it helped that I often took in some jars of produced that I canned--pickles and peppers were popular.
Now where was I? Oh, yeh, the tiller transmission. In June, 2012, the lead
mechanic, Robert, told me that he had put in a garden and was enjoying the
success. Said he had heard me talk so much about gardening that he would
give it a try. Also, he said he was not going to tell me unless it was a
success. So, when "Old Faithful"'s transmission cracked, Robert stepped into
the breach. Gardening has many unexpected joys and rewards.
Big Red and Big Dog: Big Red is a 1965 8hp Yardman "Earthbird" which was
purchased for $150 when I realized that "Old Faithful" needed a replacement
if I was going to lend a tiller to my neighbors. Unfortunately, Big Red is
too big for my 4000 sqft plot let alone the more modest neighbor plots. So
I found a earlier version of "Old Faithful"--Big Dog.
Big Dog is a beauty but again too much of a brute. Look, it not only has
an 8hp motor but a real two-speed stick transmission with reverse! Googling
Big Dog, I found why it is a think of the past--litigation when fools operated
A beauty in being ugly and powerful!
Little Dog: In the litigious progression from muscle to wimps, one can find
emasculated Big Dogs with 6hp engines. This will be the one I lend to neighbors.
This is the one I would encourage others to buy.
A Freebie: Another good ole tiller bought at Monkey Ward was a free gift
from a neighbor. Works good. No longer made.
So, an overview of tillers, large to small. Buy a used one that is 15 or 20 years old. You will need to be a mechanic whether you buy new or used--new stuff is wimpish plastic-infected junk designed by MBA's (Masters of Bankrupty America) for a quick dollar, stock option or IPO. At least with old, it will keep running longer and harder.
|Link Label on this page||Uploaded||Webpage Title of Link file|
|(A) No Incomplete Links:|
|(B) No HTTP:// Links:|
|(C) No Dated Links: Annotated References: HTB|
|(D) No Templates:|
|(E) No Internal Links, Absolute (non-dated):|
|(F) Internal Links, Relative (non-dated and ignore lifehour credit links):|
|>||#1 hybrid pickup||130501||Hybrid Pickup|
|(G) No Current Directory Links|
'Links From' Pages linking to this page: ( )No IndexDir ... Refs General ... !RefsRvu ... !Dir.nts) InfoLinks (05-22-2015@07:28) Linkstat:LinksFrom2Table
|Link In From||Uploaded||Webpage Title of Link In file|
|<||#1 IndexText||130507||Cave Gardens|
|<||#2 TocIndex||130407||Table of Contents|
|<||#3 ToolsIndex||130501||Tools of Garden Index|
|To Do List||Whole Scheme * Signup * Recruit * ISPs * Help * UPS * TTD? * BDC * Global Dying * MHC * Morality * 24in4 * Retiming|
|Navigate||ABCIndex * Image Bibs * IndexDir * Indexes * Rags * Reference Bibs * RefsMajor RefsYMD * Slideshows *|
|WebLinks||Timism.com * Timism.Net (F L) ... GlobalDying * Letters * Essays * MiniIndx * Writings|
|ManHeaven||Index * IndexDir * D2D * CO2 Sins * Forms * GOOHF * Ltrs * Oath * Index * Summary Tipping Pts * TTD-MH|
|Armadas||FlotillasLinks 6576, flObj, flObj$|
|Are You:||Ill-Employed ... WorkHog ... Rioter ... Moral ... Immigrant ... Habitual Politician ... Medical Staff ... Military ... ManHell Letters|
|Survival||SurfWisely * Timism vs. Habituals * Contract * Credo * Jack and Jill * Hope * What We Need * Leave Me Alone I hate you ... Ttd4U ... Modus Operandi|
|Tables||temp 091226-0724 ntvd error|