If you have a large piece of land and are thinking of using a garden tiller to till it, then there are a number of things that you will need to think about. For example how to use a manual tiller. You may find that this is one of the most straightforward jobs that you can do with your own tiller. However if it is your first time, then you will quickly learn that there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Therefore this article is designed to provide you with basic information on how to use a manual tiller so that you can perform the job correctly.
It is quite self explanatory how to operate a manual tiller. Once you have dragged the tiller out of the ground, turned it on and started it up, the rest is actually easy. The first thing that you will notice is that there is a scoop attachment on the front of the tiller. As you drag the tiller along the dirt you will be agitating the soil as you go along. This will help to loosen the soil in the areas that you have selected.
The next step on how to use a manual tiller is to select the right bucket or tiller. Usually a smaller version of the equipment is called a spade bucket which is often equipped with a stick on the end that you can use to turn the handle. This type of bucket has a wider mouth than the traditional shovel bucket and is often used for loosening and lifting up dirt from areas that are too thick for a shovel to get through. The bucket does however make it much easier to tiller up areas that are too small to fit into a shovel.
Next you want to turn your attention to turning the handle as you raise the tiller. The reason that this is important is that you want to make sure that your tractor blade remains attached to the tiller while it is being raised. You do not want to be worrying about your tiller falling down as you are tilling the lawn. Once the blade is raised, turn the handle fully and begin raising the bucket or tiller assembly. Do not worry if the bucket or tiller becomes unstable at any time as it is important that it stays down to avoid injury to yourself and your workers.
Once the tiller is at the proper height, turn it fully and begin raising the bucket. As you are tilling the soil turn the handle and move the bucket either side to increase the water that is being released or by pushing the handle down to let the dirt settle faster. Once the soil is settled, carefully lower the bucket and tiller assembly back down into the earth so that the blade is now attached to the tiller.
When learning how to use a manual tiller, another important thing that you should know is that the bucket should never be filled more than half full of soil. If the bucket is too full the water will run out of the faucet and spill onto the ground. This is very dangerous and could result in serious injuries or even death. The best way to ensure that the bucket is always filled to the proper amount is to have a friend or work partner help you. This person can also tell you how to protect themselves while tilling the soil.
As you learn how to use a manual tiller, another important consideration is how to position the blade so that it is always cutting across the width of the tiller. If the blade is improperly set it will cut too wide of an arc and will most likely damage the blades inside the tiller. One way to position the blade so that it cuts the width of the tiller is to place the handle of the tiller between the center of the bucket teeth and the edge of the tiller shaft. This will allow the blade to move along a clean path.
While learning how to use a manual tiller, it is important that you are careful to hold the handle of the tiller at an appropriate height. If you try to pull the handle too high, it could cause you to fall off the bucket. You should also hold the bucket with both hands to avoid bucket drops. Once you have successfully placed your bucket in the proper position, you will notice that it is now ready to be used.