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Time for tillers

Spring is here, and it's time to start thinking about your garden. Save yourself from the back-breaking work of a shovel or hoe and consider a garden tiller. Gardeners love tillers because the machines make starting new beds, cultivating weeds, and working in compost much easier.

Poulan Pro, Simplicity, Snapper, Troy-Bilt, White Outdoor, Yard Machines

Poulan Pro

The Poulan Pro PRRT850 holds a 206-cc 850 Series Briggs & Stratton overhead valve engine. The transmission is self-propelled with forward and reverse operation (when in reverse gear the tines will not turn). Tines are counter rotating, made of hardened steel, and are 12 inches in diameter; the tilling width is 17 inches. A spring-loaded, seven-position depth stake allows you to adjust your tilling depth. Controls are easy to access on the handlebars and center panel. Durable agricultural tires help to provide maneuverability, and a tine shield provides protection from dust and debris. A brush bar bumper is standard. MSRP is $599. 800/849-1297 www.livingthecountrylife.com/go/1109

Simplicity

The Simplicity 7016RT has a Briggs & Stratton 875 Series engine. The transmission is housed in a cast iron case for long life and is self-propelled with forward and reverse operation. Tines are forward rotating, self-cleaning, and 12 inches in diameter. The tilling width is 16 inches with an adjustable tilling depth of up to 10 inches. An adjustable three-position handlebar adds comfort. Additional features include 13-inch pneumatic agricultural tires with free-wheel and locked-wheel positions. A brush bar and hiller/furrower are standard. MSRP is $940. 888/477-8650 www.livingthecountrylife.com/go/1110

Snapper

The Snapper 7016RT has a Briggs & Stratton 850 Series engine. The transmission is housed in a cast iron case for long life and is self-propelled with forward and reverse operation. Tines are forward rotating, self-cleaning, and 12 inches in diameter. The tilling width is 16 inches, with an adjustable tilling depth of up to 10 inches. An adjustable three-position handlebar adds comfort. Additional features include 13-inch pneumatic agricultural tires, operator presence control, and a functional drag bar system. A brush bar and hiller/furrower are standard. MSRP is $940. 888/477-8650 www.livingthecountrylife.com/go/1111

Troy-Bilt

The Troy-Bilt Super Bronco CRT has a 208-cc Troy-Bilt overhead valve engine. The self-propelled transmission has forward and power reverse operation, and is made of cast iron with a bronze gear drive. The tines are counter rotating for greater control and 10 inches in diameter. The tilling width is 16 inches, with an adjustable tilling depth of up to 6 inches. The handlebar features one-hand operation for added maneuverability in the garden. The tiller also offers 12-inch agricultural tread tires to work in a range of conditions. MSRP is $699.99. 800/269-6215 www.livingthecountrylife.com/go/1112

White Outdoor

The White Outdoor RT412 holds a 205-cc Briggs & Stratton overhead valve engine with 8.0 foot-pounds of gross torque. The self-propelled transmission has forward and reverse operation. Tines are counter rotating, heat treated, self-sharpening, and 12 inches in diameter. The tiller offers an 18-inch tilling width, and an adjustable depth bar provides a range of tilling depths. Additional features include 14-inch pneumatic agricultural tread tires, which allow the tiller to maneuver in an array of conditions, and a 22-inch tine shield for protection. A heavy-duty front counterweight is standard. MSRP is $599. 800/269-6215 www.livingthecountrylife.com/go/1113

Yard Machines

The Yard Machines 21AA412A000 model has a 205-cc Briggs & Stratton overhead engine with 8.0 foot-pounds of gross torque. The self-propelled transmission has forward and reverse operation. Tines are counter rotating, heat treated, self-sharpening, and 12 inches in diameter. The tiller offers an 18-inch tilling width, and an adjustable depth bar provides a range of tilling depths. A 22-inch steel serrated tine shield adds protection from dust and debris. An adjustable loop and bail handle provides comfort at a range of heights. Agricultural tread tires assist in adding maneuverability. MSRP is $599. 800/269-6215 www.livingthecountrylife.com/go/1114

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