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Information About Huskee Brand Tillers

By Dan Ketchum
Row of tillers on grass field.

Tilling a garden loosens the soil, which encourages root penetration and water retention and also spreads nutrients. While hand tillers do the trick for small plots, automatic push-behind tillers cater to tougher jobs. Among its lineup of mowers, log splitters and snow throwers, Huskee has two tillers -- the light-duty Mini-Cultivator and the heavy-duty Front-Tine Compact Rototiller model -- as of 2014.

Compact Cultivation

As its name implies, Huskee's Mini-Cultivator -- model MC43TSC -- caters to compact gardens and lawns. This tiller focuses on ease of operation and only tills to a depth of 4 inches, covering widths of 6 to 10 inches. A two-cycle, 43 cc gas engine powers the Mini-Cultivator, which holds 0.28 gallon fuel. This push-behind tiller rolls on 7 1/2-inch tires and clocks in at 30.5 pounds.

Mini Features

The Mini-Cultivator features an adjustable cultivating depth and variable speed, clutch and throttle controls. Huskee offers optional attachments for the Mini-Cultivator, including dethatching and edging accessories. Model number MC4ETSC has all of the same features as the standard Mini-Cultivator, but includes an electric starter, which replaces the pull-to-start handle with an on-off switch.

All About Roto

Weighing in at 90 pounds, the Huskee Front-Tine Compact Rototiller is a bit more difficult to maneuver than the Mini-Cultivator, but it works for larger spaces and denser soil with a tilling depth of 11 inches and a tilling width of up to 21 inches. It has a more powerful four-cycle gas engine that puts out 3.32 foot-pounds of torque. Additionally, it has larger, 8-inch tires and larger fuel tank, which holds 0.53 gallons.

Roto Features

Although the front-tine model, number 26750TSC, is heavier than the Mini-Cultivator, Huskee notes that its low center of gravity helps offset its weight. Additionally, this model's removable outer tine shells help it squeeze into tight spaces while its three-position adjustable height caters to users of different sizes. This tiller's drag-stake depth control encourages tight turning.

 

About the Author

 

Dan Ketchum has been a professional writer since 2003, with work appearing online and offline in Word Riot, Bazooka Magazine, Anemone Sidecar, Trails and more. Dan's diverse professional background spans from costume design and screenwriting to mixology, manual labor and video game industry publicity.