The first step to growing healthy plants in your garden is cultivating the soil so that nutrients, oxygen, and water can get to the roots.
So, if having a beautiful flower bed or a well-kept garden is your goal, purchasing a quality tiller will be a good idea.
The Handy Two Stroke Petrol Mini Tiller is the perfect size for your small garden. And best of all, it has a price that will suit your budget.
If you want a tiller that has the flexibility and power of a large petrol tiller, but in a much lighter and compact design, keep reading this review and check out what the Handy mini tiller can offer.
- Toolkit included
- Steel tube frame
Easy to Use
- Narrow tilling width
- Great customer support
- 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
- 43cc two stroke engine
- Four sturdy tines
Easy to assemble
All you need to do is attach the upper handle to the lower handle frame, readjust the throttle cable, and ensure that all the knobs are tight.
As with any 2-stroke motor, you need to use a mix of petrol and oil. Included with your purchase is a handy fuel mixing bottle to help you get the correct ratio.
Quick to start
There are many cheap tillers in the market, and they might seem like a great deal. But when you take them out to your garden and try to get them started is when you realise that you get what you pay for.
Having to pull the engine’s starting cord over and over can be frustrating. That is why the Handy mini tiller has an engine that is designed to fire after just one or two pulls.
Once the engine is running, you can increase or decrease the speed by using the throttle control lever, which you can flip with just a fingertip.
Adjusting the wheel bracket depth is simple. After you loosen a couple of knobs on the tine guard, you can slide the wheel bracket assembly. Slide it up for deeper digging, and down for shallower.
This depth adjustment is also used to make the tines clear the ground when you want to transport your tiller.
Easy access to the air filter
This means that your air filter will get dirty, and having quick access to it is important. You need to frequently check it out and keep it from getting so dirty that it can’t clean up the air any more.
The Handy mini tiller features a quick-access removable filter cover. Take out the filter and wash it in lukewarm water once you are finished digging.
Having your tiller die in the middle of the job because it is out of gas means time wasted while you find the petrol canister and fill up the tank. This won’t happen with this tiller. It has a capacity of 1.2 litres, and can easily run for over an hour with a full tank.
A tilling width of 25cm and depth of 20cm is perfect for your allotment or vegetable garden. The narrow tilling lets you move smoothly between the cultivated rows. If you need to aerate the soil between existing crop-rows, this is the best tool for it thanks to its four six-tooth tines.
- One of the most compact tillers in the market
- Ideal of tilling small gardens
- One tank will run the engine for 60 minutes
- Sturdy tubular steel frame
- Takes minimal space in the shed
- If soil is too compact, it can be difficult to till
Easy to manoeuvre and store
Weighing only 15 kilogrammes, and having a set of robust wheels and an ergonomic handle, this machine is easy to control and provides accurate tilling.
Once you are done, the handlebar folds down. This makes this unit even more compact and will take very little space in your shed, or you can place it in your car’s boot with no problems.
The Handy Two Stroke Petrol Mini Tiller
Has the power and flexibility of a petrol tiller but with a lighter, easier to handle construction.
Advantages: Up to an hour of continuous soil cultivation, fold-down handlebar to save space, fuel-efficient engine
Disadvantages: Can struggle if the soil is too compact
Approx. price range: £190