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    http://www.hss.com/imagshop/guides/og_999.pdf

    I'm going to hire one of these at the weekend, has anyone ever used one?
    I have a area that has been turned over by spade but needs to be rotavated for a finer finish.
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    i used one of those on my garden, really eay to use, i had to go over the area 2 or 3 times though and push the back of it, heavy down into the soil so it would really rotovate it, it was easy to use and i would use one again, hope this helps

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    my pc wouldnt load it - but I hired a very small, lightweight rotavator type thingy last year for my back garden - its was brill! Not being able to lift heavy weights, it was just the job.
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    I haven't used one this small before but I suppose the same basic advice applies.
    Watch out for it kicking up if it hits hard ground or stones - steel toe caps are not a bad idea.
    Let the rotavator do the work - if your soil has already been dug, let the rotavator churn itself down to a decent depth then move forward slowly - I stop and chuck any biggish stones out of the bed as I go.
    I know it's on hire so time is of the essence but take your time, don't rush at it - that's when mistakes are made - and arms get sore.
    Other than that, enjoy the end result.
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    The way to use is the same as the Mantis go forward across the patch with like a hoover like backward's and forwards as you go when you get to the other side of patch making sure that is revving well pull the machine backward's until you reach the other side then it is rotovated without leaving footprint's....jacob
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    cheers all I will let you know how I get on I have it for the weekend got it on one of those weekend deals

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    WOW had a great time using the tiller, it turned over the soil great. I had already turned the soil with a spade and then used the machine. Would definatley recommend using one to all .
    I'm looking forward to planting and sowing in the polytunnel 2mor,for the very 1st time

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    looks like a good tilth
    did you find it easy?
    nice tunnel btw
    (see phil go green with garden envy)
    this will be a battle from the heart
    cymru am byth

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