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Electric Cultivator 700W £44.99 @ Aldi From Thursday 28th..
Electric Cultivator 700W £44.99 @ Aldi From Thursday 28th..

Electric Cultivator 700W £44.99 @ Aldi From Thursday 28th..

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Electric Cultivator 700W £44.99 3 year Gtee..

Rips through soil, shreds grass and tears through leaves, clearing/preparing the ground for more effective seed planting and fertiliser spreading.

* Prepares soil for seeding
* Works in shredded matter
* Perfect for peat and fertiliser
Could be handy piece of kit @ this price. I have looked around and found one almost identical but out of stock for £79 from Mowermagic Just 50 watts more powerful.

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Anyone ever used one like this, how good they?

I haven't used this one but I have used plenty of rotovators. I would be very sceptical about this on anything but nice soft sandy soil. Anything more & it will probably bounce around on the surface rather than dig in. My experience is that weight is all important (the more the better), that it is hard work & that you really want driven tractor type wheels between you & the tynes driven with plenty of power.

Can you try it & take it back on the return policy if it doesn't work for you?

Chris

We're aiming to get one....

Normally £80-90 elsewhere - exactly same thing but 'branded'....

BTW even though adverts still state 700W (the branded ones) they have been updated to 750W motors and stronger tines recently. Wonder if the Aldi ones are end of stock 700W ones or the actually the newer 750W ones?

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But unlike the 1-year guarantee given with this one, Aldi give you 3-years on their offering!

I know this input may be belated but I have just invested in one of these cultivators (the gardenline EM700) from Aldi at what is suppsed to be a sale/clearance price of 34.99 pounds but the rather conspicuous absence of positive reviews or reassuring abundance of info from any users out there is telling of what I fear....the possibility that this is just another gizmo sold to do what it may not do to the satisfaction of the buyer.

For starters I will tell you that this cultivator rotates at 430 rpm of what is termed as idle speed in the user manual and this kicks up a lot of surface dirt without digging in and what with the very light weight of the machine (7.3 kg)...the bouncing and awkward manouvreability in operation as a result of not there being a wheel at all is terrible.The expectation to do a neat and satisfactory job at walking pace as is seen on some US youtube videos with other models is totally not possible at least not in average garden soils worse if compact ,clayey or wet.The high speed of 430 rpm is of very little advantage when tilling since it also mostly comes at the expense of torque/turning force.....most cultivators electric and petrol are in the +/- 200 rpm range and generally the lesser the speed the better the cultivation.

The only comfort I draw is that it was cheap and like any machine it will have something for which it is possibly very good for (like digging shallow pits or something), besides I can always tweak it to improve it as a project since I am a qualfied electrician and diy enthusiast but otherwise for those seeking instant contentment I suggest caution.

I would be glad to hear from one who has had use of this machine for longer and hs tips for better results since I have had it only for a short wile and may be yet to master its use over different seasons and operation skills.

ntulo

I know this input may be belated but I have just invested in one of these … I know this input may be belated but I have just invested in one of these cultivators (the gardenline EM700) from Aldi at what is suppsed to be a sale/clearance price of 34.99 pounds but the rather conspicuous absence of positive reviews or reassuring abundance of info from any users out there is telling of what I fear....the possibility that this is just another gizmo sold to do what it may not do to the satisfaction of the buyer.For starters I will tell you that this cultivator rotates at 430 rpm of what is termed as idle speed in the user manual and this kicks up a lot of surface dirt without digging in and what with the very light weight of the machine (7.3 kg)...the bouncing and awkward manouvreability in operation as a result of not there being a wheel at all is terrible.The expectation to do a neat and satisfactory job at walking pace as is seen on some US youtube videos with other models is totally not possible at least not in average garden soils worse if compact ,clayey or wet.The high speed of 430 rpm is of very little advantage when tilling since it also mostly comes at the expense of torque/turning force.....most cultivators electric and petrol are in the +/- 200 rpm range and generally the lesser the speed the better the cultivation.The only comfort I draw is that it was cheap and like any machine it will have something for which it is possibly very good for (like digging shallow pits or something), besides I can always tweak it to improve it as a project since I am a qualfied electrician and diy enthusiast but otherwise for those seeking instant contentment I suggest caution.I would be glad to hear from one who has had use of this machine for longer and hs tips for better results since I have had it only for a short wile and may be yet to master its use over different seasons and operation skills.



Digging up an old thread, this is back next week, and thanks to this I know "not" to buy it - I've got so much clay, I think it's a digger/petrol job instead!

Wolfsbane2k

Digging up an old thread, this is back next week, and thanks to this I … Digging up an old thread, this is back next week, and thanks to this I know "not" to buy it - I've got so much clay, I think it's a digger/petrol job instead!


Yes, Wolfsbane2k, same here although the one next week is a tiller with a 1050 Watt motor so I'm guessing its performance would differ. https://www.aldi.co.uk/electric-tiller/p/069066008259900

I wish I could source better information on these contraptions. Even "Which?" doesn't seem to have reviewed them.

janaltus

Yes, Wolfsbane2k, same here although the one next week is a tiller with a … Yes, Wolfsbane2k, same here although the one next week is a tiller with a 1050 Watt motor so I'm guessing its performance would differ. https://www.aldi.co.uk/electric-tiller/p/069066008259900I wish I could source better information on these contraptions. Even "Which?" doesn't seem to have reviewed them.


Indeed. Went and looked at it today after spending the morning digging out a 1mx1m patch of clay, with another 150 to go. Not sure it would cope, so didn't buy. If it comes down in the store sale in a few weeks time though, will probably do so
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