Tillers are of the oldest, most vital tools in farming. Tillers make soil richer by turning over the soil. In land where there is limited fertility, tillers can be the absolutely mandatory.
Tillers, before 1912, were completely manual and required human operator. But Arthur Howard came up with a steam fueled engine to power the tiller. The method was a success but it would throw the soil at sides. This was remedied in next L-shape built.
The success became foundation for Austral Auto Cultivators known as Howard Auto Cultivators. Howard would then move to UK and establish Rotary Hoes in 1938. What we have today are evolved phases of those tillers.
Types of Tillers
Every crop can’t be tilled with a same instrument. The varying nature of soil and crop types require different instrument for tillage. Some common types of tillers are as follows.
1. Standard Tillers
These are your regular tillers. They dig shallow thanks to their forward pulling motion. They have universal driveline joints to last can give more than 500 rpms of power take off.
2. Rotary Tillers
Rotary tillers are made up of adjustable steel section frame, skid shoes and an adjustable shield. The adjustments can be made according to tillage level and according to depth of working.
3. Heavy-Duty Tillers
Heavy duty tillers are for tough jobs. It is made for rough jobs and is potent to till in the first till. Heavy duty tillers are usually used in rough and wet grounds.
4. Reverse Rotation Tillers
Reverse rotation tillers till in the opposite direction as the name implies. Reverse rotation tillers are required when deeper tillage is required. They are used over soft and smooth terrains.