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How to Choose an ATV Tiller

Updated on November 30, 2019
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As an avid fan of four-wheelers, I'd like to share my knowledge on dirt bikes and ATVs.

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For anyone looking to buy an ATV, it makes sense that you might buy it for more than just having fun with. For example, if you happen to own any kind of rural land ten you might find that your ATV would benefit from the installation of a Tiller. But with so many different Tillers out there to pick from, you could spend a needless amount of time trying to choose what you would like most. If you are in this position and you want to avoid that problem, then we recommend that you take a look at our ATV Tillers buying guide.

Simple and easy to follow along with, this should give you all the help that you need to really change things up and improve your present situation. Instead of wondering what actually matters, we can show you what the most important factors to consider are as you go to make your purchase.

When you intend to buy an ATV Tiller, then, you will get far more out of your search if you take the time to look at the various considerations that matter. Why, though, do you even need an ATV Tiller?

Why Should I Buy An ATV Tiller?

One of the main reasons why you might choose to make an investment in a tiller is that you know it can help you to get your work done faster. If you own any kind of rural land, then you can spend a lot of time trying to solve the issues that you face. You could find that you end up spending all day trying to get through a small amount of work that, with a Tiller, would take you a fraction of the time.

Many people can actually see a Tiller as a fine solution for making sure they can get around the issues that they face with manpower. If you lack the kind of staff that you need to get manual work done, then a Tiller will definitely make sure that you can spend more time seeing results.

They are brilliant for making sure that you can get the work done without having to hire more staff. And if cost is something that matters to you, then this should be something you consider very closely. The cost of an ATV Tiller is going to be a fraction of the cost that you would pay if you were to hire someone – even just for a few weeks!

However, there is much to consider when it comes to buying a good quality Tiller. That’s why we recommend that you take the time to look over this ATV Tillers buying guide and determine what is most important to you. We can give you some good ideas about what to look out for, and this should go a long way to making sure you can buy a Tiller that is going to be more use to you than before. So, what matters when you buy a Tiller?

Is It Strong Enough?

The first thing that we want to bring up as part of our ATV Tillers buying guide is that you need the right kind of power. Having a Tiller that is not strong enough to get through the work for the day is broadly a useless investment for you. We recommend that you make sure that you can buy a Tiller that has a powerful engine. Most of the time, anything in the 200CC range should be more than enough for what you are going to be dealing with.

However, you should also look into the brand of the motor. CC alone is not enough to know if you are buying a Tiller that is going to be good enough at the job. Take the time to read online about what kind of features you want to see in a good Tiller, though, and you should have next to no problems in using a Tiller to your advantage.

It’s for that reason that we recommend you pick up a Tiller to put to good work as and when you can. So long as it has a 200cc plus engine, it should be more than suitable for your needs.

What About the Size?

One thing that you might have issues with is buying an ATV Tiller that is big enough to suit your needs. This is a common issue, and one thing that we often notice with people is they buy a solution that is simply not big enough for their needs. If you are looking for something that you can use to make sure you can get the field work done, then anything from 70 x 39 x 33” should be enough for you. Try and make sure you get one that will be a good size for your ATV, though.

Many people go out and buy the biggest Tiller that they can find, and then find that it cannot attach to their ATV – or that it is too strong. If you take the time to look closer at the attributes that you need, though, you should find it a bit easier to make this investment without any time being wasted.

It’s for this reason that we recommend you look at buying an ATV Tiller that can actually fit with your truck. If it’s too small or too large to be a snug fit, then you should keep looking.

How Many Blades Does the Tiller Have?

Next up, make sure that you only look a ATV Tillers with enough blades to do the cutting that you need. Many people wrongly invest in a Tiller that is simply lacking in effectiveness due to a minimal number of blades. We would suggest that anything with 20+ tine blades should be good enough for you to get most field work done. That being said, there is much more to do with the Tiller being a good purchase than simply having lots of blades – how good are the blades?

Make sure that your first check afterward is to look at the kind of tine blades. How long are they? Anything in the 12” range should be more than enough for you to work with. You can also find that one of the most effective things to do is to look at the kind of tines they are using. Find out if they are hardened or not – if they are, then you could have some problems in getting the job done to the standard that you expect. Without protection, they could end up becoming damaged when handling uneven terrain sectors.

Can It Be Adjusted?

Some Tillers are not adjustable but buying an adjustable ATV Tiller is a must. Without a good quality ATV tiller that can be adjusted to raise or lower itself, you are running the risk of having needless problems. Uneven terrain can put your ATV in slippery territory, but an adjustable Tiller should allow you to avoid having to carry so much bulk.

The best adjustable Tillers come with an unlimited level of adjustment. It should be able to be lifted and moved to any kind of size that you are looking for. If you do that, you should be far more likely to get things done without stress.

Adjustable ATV Tillers are going to be good for working on terrain that is not totally flat. This means that you can easily skirt around geographical issues without having to worry that your ATV Tiller is going to wind up getting stuck. If you cannot raise it up or lift it down, then you could have some issues. Make sure that you can adjust it from your seat, too, though; this will be much easier than having to use any kind of manual lifting mechanism as you go about your duties.

What About Warranty?

Given the strenuous nature of the job that an ATV Tiller has to do, it makes sense to check out the level of warranty that you get with your purchase. If you do that, then you are much more likely to be able to work through the fields without having to worry about your Tiller giving up on you in the middle of an important task.

Always look to ensure that you get at least a one-year warranty. If you do that, then you are far more likely to get the solutions that you need. It will mean that parts that are broken within a year will be replaced for you, and that you will get troubleshooting help with anything that goes wrong. Basically, don’t buy a Tiller that does not come with the guarantee of help with servicing, customer support, and parts warranty.

If you keep all of the above in mind, then the challenge of investing in an ATV Tiller will soon become much easier to work through. Don’t make buying a Tiller the headache that so many people allow it to be. With this ATV Tillers buying guide, you should now know what to look out for – and what to avoid. Best of luck!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Harry Sheen

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