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Maintenance and Care Information

Tilling Tips

Your tiller will perform best if you adjust it to match the soil conditions. To optimize your tilling, we recommend following ESTER:

  • Evaluate your soil conditions. Is the ground hard, or are you working in loose soil?
  • Set the tiller according to the conditions. Depending on your model of tiller, you can adjust the depth bar, the tine configuration, throttle, or gear selection.
  • Till the area briefly.
  • Evaluate the tiller’s performance.
  • Reset the depth bar or other controls as necessary, and continue tilling.

Setting your tiller properly depends on the model. Mini-tillers and mid-tine tillers behave very differently than rear-tine tillers

Why choose a Honda Tiller?

Whether you are a dedicated gardener or looking to add to your rental fleet, Honda has the tiller for you. We don’t skimp on features or performance. you’ll find high quality components and commercial grade features in our Tiller FJ 500.

Superior performance

Honda tillers have specially configured tines designed to produce loam grade soil quickly and easily. Our customers tell us Honda tillers churn through just about anything.

Whether you’re breaking new ground or preparing your garden for the spring, you’ll be impressed by your Honda’s performance.

Powerful Honda 4-stroke engines

The heart of any tiller is its engine. Durable Honda GX series commercial grade engines are easy starting and provide ample power for the toughest conditions

Honda engines have long been recognized by the commercial landscaping and rental industries as the leader in providing reliable, quiet, fuel-efficient power. You’ll find our tillers to be no exception.

Commercial grade from the ground up

We prepare our tillers for the tough operating conditions by building them with top of the line components, including:

  • Commercial grade transmissions provide maximum efficiency and power to the tines
  • High quality air filters – a key component for engine life in dirty, dusty conditions.
  • Heavy duty front engine guards protect the tiller
Easy and comfortable to use

Whether you’re purchasing a tiller for home use or for your rental fleet, you’ll appreciate the easy to use design of Honda tillers.

  • Intuitive controls

    The controls on Honda tillers are simple and straightforward, even for a first time user. Controls are ergonomically designed for more comfortable operation and reduced fatigue. The engine stop switch, throttle lever and tine engagement lever are positioned for the operator to quickly reach.

  • Lower vibration = less fatigue

    Our engines have lower vibration than most competitors’, so our tillers are more comfortable to use. And keep in mind, lower vibration also results in longer life for your product. It’s a win-win situation.

  • Well-balanced design

    Honda tillers are perfectly balanced, which improves both maneuverability and performance.

Easy to transport

A transport wheel makes it easy to roll the tiller to and from the garden. And when it’s time to start tilling, the wheels are easily retractable or removable. Other brands offer transport wheels as optional equipment. But transport wheels are standard equipment on all Honda mini-tiller and mid-tine tillers. You’ll also find the front engine guards to be a convenient lift handle and tie down location.

Depth bar on every model

All Honda tillers come standard with an adjustable depth bar. The depth bar restrains the forward motion of the tiller, which results in smoother operation and better prepared soil. You’ll find it saves you time and effort. And adjusting the depth bar is quick and easy, even for a first time user.

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