Today we are looking at the Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller which is currently on special offer. The Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller is currently available for £319.95 which offers a saving of £130.
The Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller is a smallish cultivator that is narrow enough to be used for hoeing between vegetables and shrubs etc.
The tiller is fitted with a clean-running overhead valve engine for maximum efficiency.
A tilling depth of up to 25 cm can be achieved depending on soil conditions. The Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller comes with a peace of mind two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- A great garden tiller with great reviews and value for money.
- Efficient overhead valve engine.
- 36 cm working width.
- 25 cm working depth.
- Transport wheel for manoeuvrability.
- Great reviews.
- Two-year warranty for peace of mind.
Racing 139PTIL63-C Petrol Tiller
The Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller is an ideal workhorse if you have a vegetable plot or allotment. It’s small enough to get between plants for hoeing and large enough to dig a vegetable plot. Petrol tillers take the hard work out of digging and soil preparation for planting.
There are two types of tiller or rotavator, the Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller is a classic type. This type of tiller is generally used by keen gardeners and allotment holders. The tines drive the tiller forward’s. A skid at the rear of the machine determines the depth. The higher the skid is set, the deeper the machine will dig. Obviously, with hard ground, you will have to make several passes to make the required depth.
The other type of machine is the wheel-driven type rotavator. These types of machines are normally used by professionals and contractors, although there are some smaller budgets machines available for keen gardeners. These types of rotavators are generally easier to use since the wheels drive the machine forward and reverse. In many cases, the rotavator can have several forward gears to give the operator more control depending on the conditions and the job at hand.
I always prefer petrol or diesel power over electricity, there are no restrictions with cables and generally, they are more powerful than electric machines. The four-stroke 139cc air-cooled overhead valve engine gives the tiller plenty of power for the average gardener. The engine has a traditional recoil start for simplicity and ease of starting.
With a digging width of 36 cm, the Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller will soon cover the ground. In most cases, it doesn’t take very long to till the ground with a powered tiller. There are multiple blades that rotate in the soil that help to break and dig the soil. There is a rotor guard that helps to break up the soil and at the same time protect the operator from flying debris.
Many manufacturers now fit a reverse gear to the rotors which helps to manoeuvre the tiller in tight spaces. Unfortunately, the Racing 139PTIL63-C petrol tiller does not have this feature. Fortunately, at just under 33 kg the tiller is not too heavy, you can see more tillers that come with a reverse gear here.
The handlebars can be adjusted for operator comfort. The machine comes with a transport wheel and depth skid. For ease of operation, the transport wheel is used to move the machine from plot to plot. The weight of the machine is 32.7 kg.
I am always looking for ways in the garden to make life simple. A tiller, garden cultivator or rotavator is a machine that does exactly this. They are great for spring seedbeds and great for digging and mixing compost in the soil.
The Racing petrol tiller has some very good reviews, so customers are obviously happy with their purchase. The two-year warranty is also great for peace of mind and means the manufacturers believe in their machine.
The only downside is that the tiller does not have a reverse gear which helps to make manoeuvring easier. As I mentioned earlier, under 33 kg is not too heavy to drag around. However, we do have more tillers with reverse gears here.
|Engine Type||Petrol 4-stroke|
|Engine Starting System||Recoil|
|Engine Fuel Tank Capacity||1.2 Litres|
|Gears||1 Forward Gear|
|No. of Tines||24 (6 x 4)|
|R.P.M. of Rotors||300rpm|
|Crop Protection Discs||No|
|Transport Wheels||Yes – Front Mounted|