Most gardening can be accomplished no till, saving both the gardner's back
and the environment. It's no longer recommended to routinely till up patches
of ground annually as it decreases the beneficial mycorrhizal fungi and worm
population and ultimately the health of the soil. Do a search on lasagna
gardening or interbay mulching for the latest in easy labor saving gardening
that is also more environmentally friendly.
You might post this to rec.gardens.
I have read that Troybuilt is not as well built as they once were, but
have no personal experience. For the really small tillers that you can
carry in one hand, I had a Mantis, but discarded it because of all the
problems with the engine; I got a Honda, which cost a bit more, but has
worked flawlessly for years.
SPAMBLOCK NOTICE! To reply to me, delete the h from apkh.net, if it is
It is a Troy-Bilt by name only. MTD bought them from the bankruptcy court
after they declared bankruptcy.
I've owned one product made by MTD, and will never own another. My
experiance with them concerning my real Troy-Bilt has made me vow to never
by anything from them.
Go to MTD's website. You will be surprised at the brand names they own.
<SIGH> what a shame - thank you for the info. so I guess I will tell them
they are on their own as I no longer have accurate info. The design is not
rocket science - how can another manufacturer screw something up that bad?
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