Are you breaking new ground this way?I like BIG front tine tillers. I put one of my flip belts around my hips, clip in to the center of the handle bar, and lean back an let it dig in. After the tines dig all the way down I take a step back, yank the tiller up on new ground and do it again. I just rent so I have tried several rear tine ones and they can't do the job in most of my garden spots until the ground is well dug up.
I didn't know what a bcs was so I looked it up. Looks like a modern day gravely, pretty cool. What attachments do you have for it ? One site showed it with a mini bailer!! Pretty coolThis may be old school but when I was younger I made about 60 new gardens for people,and plowed up many repeat customers gardens year after year.My machine of choice back then was a Gravely rotary plow.That thing would chop up large roots and throw a brick out or large stone.One area close to me is well known for its hard rock filled soil.I am not trying to say it did not have its challenges but that gravely plowed 8 inches deep and made the gardens.
One thing is for sure if you hit something you better hang on.That thing could kick like a mule.For about the last dozen or so years I have used a BCS.They are not cheap but I have only replaced tines once in those years with a normal tune up once in awhile. The BCS is a good tiller,I just walk beside it and let it go.The rocks have been long gone from my gardens,so it is easy to run.
Those mini balers are cool but are expensive.I have 2 BCS tillers,I use the large one for tilling the gardens at the beginning of the season.I think it is 32 inches wide.My smaller one I use between the rows during growing season.I got the small one off of Craigslist about 2 weeks before Christmas several years ago. It runs new about $2200.00 new,the guy wanted Christmas money I got it for $600 and it was only a year old.I didn't know what a bcs was so I looked it up. Looks like a modern day gravely, pretty cool. What attachments do you have for it ? One site showed it with a mini bailer!! Pretty cool
I use an old gear driven Rear Tine Troybuilt Bronco. But I cheat. I begin the season using a tractor and 10' Disk, and finish the season doing the same to turn everything under. The little Bronco keeps the garden looking good for as long as possible.What tiller do you use?
I might be in the market for a tiller.
I am looking for something that can break my
Super Hard, Rock Filled dirt.
Not sure if one of those small ones would work.