Troy-Bilt Colt 208cc Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller
Finding the best front tine tiller on the market for your garden can be a challenge. However, what you will realize is you are going to need to get a great model that can do the job for you or you could end up having some problems in the tiller not doing the job you want it to do. Since this is the case, you will want to make sure you know about the Troy-Bilt Colt 208cc Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller review that we are doing here. This will allow you to find the right information about this tiller to know if it will be the one that is going to work for what you need to do in your garden or if you should be looking for a different tiller to help you in getting your garden ready for the planting in the Spring months. In this review, we are going to cover the features, what we liked and what we did not like with the product. Then you will know what kind of issues you may have to face with the tiller when you are getting ready to use it.
Features Of The Troy-Bilt Colt 208cc Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller
- This is a motor that you are going to like because it is going to have a 4 cycle motor, but it will also crank out 208 cc which is just as powerful as some of the dirt bies you may have rode before. What else is great about this type of powerful motor is the chance you are going to get when you are using the motor because it allows you to have the power you need and the conversion of the motor to the torque to get through the dirt is rather good.
- When you look at this tiller you may not think about it being that big of an issue, but you will notice it is a chain driven motor for the conversion of the power of the motor to the tines. This is a good thing because it can be repaired if it breaks on you and you know how to do some work. However, the chains do not have a tendency to get stretched out as much when you are using the tiller as you would get with a belt driven motor.
- Adjusting the tiller size is a great feature you will like as well. When you are able to adjust the width of the tiller it makes it quite a bit easier for you to get the work done that you need and you can even use this for weeding in between rows. This tiller will adjust in the following sizes: 13, 22, and 24 inches.
- The depth of the tiller is going to make it easier for you to get the garden tilled up like you want it to be tilled as this is a tiller that will be going all the way down to 7 inches into the ground. So you will be able to get the deep rooted weeds, but also have quite a bit of dirt broken up for your garden.
What We Like With This Tiller
Ease Of Starting
This is something that you may have never considered before, but how often have you had a weed eater that you are standing pulling on the cord not to have it start? Well with this tiller it has the motor that is actually very easy to start up and this allows you to get the tilling done, instead of working on the starting of the tiller.
Fold Down Handle For Storage
While I the to admit it you will find that in the middle of winter you will not have much to do with your tiller. So you will like the fact that you can easily store this tiller as the handle will fold down which will make it easier for you to store the tiller around the area that you want to have it stored in.
Comfortable Handle Grips
With some of the tillers that we have worked with in the past you would find the handles are going to just wear your hands out. I cannot tell you how many blisters I would have after just a few minutes with one of the tillers we used to have. However, this model seems to have handles that are fairly comfortable compared to some of the ones that we have worked with in the past.
What We Did Not Care For With The Tiller
Depth Measurment Gauge Storage Is Tricky
Now, unless your name is the Incredible Hulk or Hulk Hogan you are not going to be carrying this tiller up to your garden shed after you have finished using it. I know that sounds bad to say, but I am being honest the tiller is heavy. This is why you will like the wheels it has available for you to use. The downside is the depth gauge on the tiller is going to swing back and forth and this means you will have problems in getting the tiller ready to be used in the spot you are putting it. That is the major drawback I found because it never fails that this thing digs in when I am getting ready to move it into the garage.
Our Final Thoughts On The Troy-Bilt Colt 208cc Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller
Well, we have to say that we like the tiller overall and actually found it to resemble some of the other tillers that we have looked at here in our series on front tine tillers. However, what we really like is the power this has to get into the ground that you want to have and make sure you are going to be able to get the results you want to have with the depth and even the speed which it will be going through the dirt. Overall, we have to say this is a good tiller and the Troy-Bilt Colt 208cc Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller is one that we would recommend if you have a larger garden that you need to get tilled up.