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Southland SFT142 Garden Tiller Review of 2021

Southland SFT142 Garden Tiller Review of 2021
January 5, 2021 Mamun


Must you pay heftily for a front tine garden tiller? Certainly not. Southland is a common brand name among most homeowners and landscaping ventures. First things first, aesthetics are top-notch and functionality is nothing to despise. From afar, it looks lighter and roughly at 100 pounds, the weight is manageable. The wheels are smaller than the high-end brands and the treads though not prominent as such, still does the best that a tiller in its price category can do.

For any gardening challenge, you have the right tool. For soil pulverization, composting and aeration, this garden cultivator can stand the test of time. You need to have frequent service schedules and beef up on your finances for fuel purchase.

Read more on the craftsmanship and performance.

Product Features:

Engine Capacity

The engine is 150cc and might seem smaller and delivers 5.75 ft. /lbs. Torque. If you consider its size, the power is pretty good overall for tilling less hard soil. The engine delivers power to the steel tines via a poly-V belt system. This one has no chain and the belt system has reliable longevity.


11’’, 16’’, and 21’’ adjustable distance is pretty awesome. The depth is more than most garden tillers and it seems surprising because it has one of the smallest engines. This maximum depth setting applies to softer soil.

Fuel Consumption

Usually, the power source makes a big difference. Gas tillers might be, but they still do a great job. The aftermath is a smooth working time. You will have to spend more on gas and often maintenance schedules. The small rototiller is both CARB and EPA certified. You don’t need to worry about environmental issues.


Handles are epic and come in a foldable design for compactness and secure storage. You can swiftly change from transport mode to tilling mode using the swing tail that has the drag stake system. For transport mode, the gas garden tiller has rear tires with a 6.5’’ diameter.


  • Environmentally safe to use
  • Easy to store
  • Has appreciable ergonomics
  • Easy to operate and maneuver
  • Small yet powerful engine
  • Self-sharpening mechanism
  • Tines till a wider area


The two-year limited warranty is disadvantageous to users not willing to spend more on repairs and replacement.

Frequent maintenance is a MUST

Why this tiller is different from the others

Everything has its uniqueness and this one is not an exception. It has set itself apart from the rest in its category by having the self-sharpening mechanism on the tiling knife. Forget about dullness once you purchase this rototiller.


Spare yourself the worry of inflexibility after having this Southland front tine tiller. Its efficiency is worth relying upon, especially with proper care and maintenance. There is no doubt that all features work together to ensure functionality and durability. Save a few bucks for any repairs and servicing once the short warranty period elapses. Nonetheless, it is a great garden cultivator for the money.

5.0 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

Energy Saver

As it saves you time, the amount of fuel that this tiller consumes is very minimal while doing what it has to do.
- Lyle McFadden

Super rototiller

Its availability is despicable. You don't have to wonder much to get your hands on it. Just have the cash.
- Sachin Arya

Great operation

You can convert this tiller to any mode at your convenience, which is super awesome and dependable.
- Harold Thomas

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