Rear Tine Garden Tillers

Anybody got any recommendations for a really good rear tine garden tiller? This would be used to break up new ground and incorporate mulch and stuff before planting next spring. I saw some MDT and Troy built over the weekend at Lowe's and Home Depot. They were 6 & 6.5 horsepower and went for around $600. I was looking to price a Honda 8 horsepower like I'd rented earlier this spring at Home Depot. They showed it's retail price as being $2,300. I thought it was a good tiller but is it that much better?
TIA.
John
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

weekend
I
How much ground are we talking about here ? If it's just a hundred square feet anything would do. If it's a big garden I think you will work your ass off trying to break new ground with a $600 tiller especially if it's sod. Check the weights - the heavier the better for breaking new ground. As far as "incorporating mulch" - I prefer a forward tine over a reverse tine. Can't you find something between 600 and 2300 ? Maybe you want to continue to rent the heavy one to break ground and buy the small one to maintain it.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.