Electric garden tillers are a device used to prepare soil for planting in gardens, on lawns, or in other landscaping areas.
This type of tiller will run off electricity, meaning the unit will either feature a cord that can be plugged into an outlet, or a battery that attaches to the electric garden tiller for greater versatility and longer range. The tiller will feature blades or tines that will dig into the soil and turn it, thereby aerating it and helping to remove roots, rocks, and other debris.
The design of the electric garden tillers can vary by model, but most feature rotating wheels with sharp teeth or tines on them.
Troy Bilt Electric Tiller Models
These tines will cut into the soil and essentially churn it, allowing oxygen to flow into the soil. The sharp teeth can also cut through roots from weeds, and they may turn up rocks and debris that would otherwise prevent plants from thriving in the soil. This process is usually done before any seeding or planting is done, though some electric garden tillers models are small enough that they can fit in between garden rows or other tight spaces.
An electric garden tillers is likely to be less powerful than a gas-powered unit, and it may be smaller, which means it will still less ground at once, but it will also be much quieter than a gas-powered unit and it will produce little or no exhaust. This is preferable for small or medium gardens, especially in residential areas where noise pollution may be frowned upon.
Greenworks 10-Inch 8 Amp Electric Garden Tiller Images
The size of the electric garden tillers can vary significantly; larger models tend to require a power outlet to which the power cord can be plugged. This ensures a constant power source for the machine, whereas batteries will drain and weaken over time. Battery-powered units tend to be smaller, but they also tend to be lightweight and versatile; a gardener will be able to use the unit even where no other power supplies are available.
Electric Garden Tillers