How deep will a tiller dig?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how deep a tiller will dig. The depth at which a tiller can effectively work depends on the type of soil, the size and power of the tiller, and how vigorously you operate it. In general, though, most tillers can handle soils that are at least 6 inches deep.

If you’re looking to break up compacted soil or loosen clay soils, you’ll need to go deeper than 6 inches. For really tough soils, some people even use a tractor with a rototiller attachment to reach depths of 12 or more inches. On the other hand, if your goal is just to stir up topsoil that’s less than 6 inches deep, then any standard garden tiller should do the job.

So before you purchase or rent a tiller, be sure to assess your needs and research what models are capable of reaching the desired depth for your specific application

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