Before you begin using a tiller, check out your owner's manual for tiller operation tips and to identify and familiarize yourself with the different garden tiller parts. Then review these tips for how to use a garden tiller to ensure your machine works efficiently and lasts a long time.
When using a tiller, it's important to avoid digging too deeply too quickly, especially when busting sod or when tilling soil that hasn't been tilled for some time.
While tilling, relax and let the wheels pull the tiller along while the tines do the digging. Tiller operation means guiding the machine rather than forcing it.
Be careful when tilling in hard ground. The tines may catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward. If this occurs, let go of the handle bars and do not restrain the machine.
When you're ordering garden tiller parts, it's important to use only the attachments and accessories approved by the manufacturer. Failure to do so could result in personal injury. You can shop for genuine attachments and accessories for your garden tiller with the MTD Part Finder.
If you accidentally strike a foreign object when using a tiller, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the engine. Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair the damage before starting and operating. Use our garden tiller troubleshooter to find out what's wrong with your machine and make repairs or order the necessary garden tiller parts.