1050W Electric Tiller/Cultivator £59.99 @ Aldi
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1050W Electric Tiller/Cultivator £59.99 @ Aldi

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Found 28th Feb 2016
A lightweight and easy-to-use tiller, with sturdy blades for cultivating vegetable pots.

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Lightweight and easy to use4 sturdy cultivation blades

Cable Length: 10 MetresCool Shot Button: YesNumber Of Cutting Blades: 4Number Of Speeds: 2Product Type: Garden ToolsWattage: 1050W

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Would be interested to here thoughts from anyone who owns one, is it good? Does it deal with stones/rocks and clay type mud?
donovandw

Would be interested to here thoughts from anyone who owns one, is it … Would be interested to here thoughts from anyone who owns one, is it good? Does it deal with stones/rocks and clay type mud?



I've known people use it and they said not enough weight or power in it to help it dig in so u have to work quiet hard to get ok results
y_am_I_buying_this

I've known people use it and they said not enough weight or power in it … I've known people use it and they said not enough weight or power in it to help it dig in so u have to work quiet hard to get ok results



​Question is how hard? I dug up a patch yesterday and that was extremely hard and left blisters on hand etc. So if this is any bit easier I would consider it
donovandw

Would be interested to here thoughts from anyone who owns one, is it … Would be interested to here thoughts from anyone who owns one, is it good? Does it deal with stones/rocks and clay type mud?



this would never deal with clay and no machine deals with stones. they can still jam a strong petrol rotovator. ideally for flower beds and soil that has already been worked. all soil needs to have been broken and turned with a fork before even a rotovator will work correctly.
Got a similar thing from lidl last year. Excellent for the price

Probably no coincidence that Argos have just reduced their (800W) model from £80 to £60: http://www.argos.co.uk/beta/static/Product/partNumber/4811491.htm

y_am_I_buying_this

I've known people use it and they said not enough weight or power in it … I've known people use it and they said not enough weight or power in it to help it dig in so u have to work quiet hard to get ok results



We've just got one of the Argos ones, and it makes very quick and easy work of turning over reasonably light soil. I'd imagine it would take a while to dig through compressed clay though, and if it was too heavy it wouldn't have the necessary torque to make any headway. Probably best hiring a "proper" one for a job like that.
HI all
I bought one of these a few years ago, found it very useful and i live in a clay soil area
We bought this last spring & it did want we needed it to do .just keep checking the area for stones & rocks ect
wear protective eye goggles recommend .
Checked the area for rocks ect ,then went over it again ,until fine soil now have a beautiful lawn .

I had bought my girlfriend a combine harvester and was going to give her the key but she is getting one of these instead for mothers day next week!

Worth a punt.
If it was rubbish do you reckon I could return it to aldi?
Bought one of these last year. Superb tool but as the instructions say, not suitable for rotovating grassed areas. Have dug over quite large areas with it, tends to wind tree roots round the spindle which then need removing by hand, will sometimes fling stones out to one side, in very light soil digs down rather than driving forward so you have to pull it back a bit and let it go forward again, copes well with clayey soil but I doubt it would cope with heavy clay. Saved me hours of laborious digging.
I bought one of these over the weekend and would not have bought it if I read any of these comments. I must say I don't think I am going to use it much, it's too quick to have it out too long. I reckon I saved about 2 hours with this machine. More important, because it was so quick, I still had loads of enthusiasm and energy to do more in the garden. It does wind roots around the spindle but they can be removed easily enough. I reckon I will do all my garden in a couple of hours and then its back in the garage for another year.
CasperK

I bought one of these over the weekend and would not have bought it if I … I bought one of these over the weekend and would not have bought it if I read any of these comments. I must say I don't think I am going to use it much, it's too quick to have it out too long. I reckon I saved about 2 hours with this machine. More important, because it was so quick, I still had loads of enthusiasm and energy to do more in the garden. It does wind roots around the spindle but they can be removed easily enough. I reckon I will do all my garden in a couple of hours and then its back in the garage for another year.



​So good or bad? Recommend or not? What type of garden was it used on
I would recommend it. I think it is a good machine for my small garden. I will also be turning over the earth in my mother's vegetable patch this weekend. If you compare how much it would cost to hire one of these things, it is good value.
I read reviews and found people who don't own one of these think they will be feeble and unsafe; those who do own one are pleasantly surprised and usually give 4+ stars in reviews.

Assembly was easy and just needed a screwdriver. Always think about safety: I used an RCB (safety circuit-breaker) and kept the cableaway from the violent parts.

I didn't buy this for easy soil, so I tackled a small neglected plot about 2.5m square on gummy heavy soil - still damp in spring. The tiller tacked it with impressive energy. Lack of power did not seem to be an issue. Handling it meant being ready for the sudden tug away when it starts and pulling it slowly towards me as it worked. It does need healthy arms. It's not a neat job. It flung earth 2 feet around the plot The shield prevented it from throwing anything at me. When I had finished the job the soil was well-churned to a 'tilth' but, as expected, not to any great depth.

Cleaning the rotors (unplug!) took a while. I did this half-way and at the end. The motor was struggling a bit towards the end - with a huge amount of grass wound on the rotors and stuck with clay. However there was no sign of overheating. I used pliers to grip and pull the grass from around the spindle.
I'm happy with my purchase, but will clear the grass next time. Now to tackle the very solid front plot - which I will loosen a bit with a fork first.
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