For the past 2 years I've rented a rototiller to [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naa7pGBrvuU]till my old horse paddock[/url].
I'm considering buying. The one in that video is a $4,000 Barreto 13 hp beast, but that's wayyyy too much for my wallet.
Is there a decent rear-tine model available for ~$500? I know it won't be nearly as good as the Barreto, but even if it takes twice as long, it'll more convenient to just have one at my disposal.
Today, renting means I have to borrow my Dad's truck because I don't have a car with a trailer hitch, and that Barreto comes on a trailer. I also have to wait and ask for the local homeowner's rep to unlock the gate to the trail that comes to my backyard, because they lock it whenever it rains. It's impractical to bring anything as large as a tiller in from the front of my house.
I rented a front-tine Honda two years ago, and it was pretty hard to wrangle. I really preferred a rear-tine model that's not fighting me the entire time.
I see used ones [url=https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/tls/2840173600.html]available for $250[/url] or so, but is type of tool hardy enough to buy used?
What the least expensive new model that doesn't stink?
I'd like to till the entire field at least twice a year, and the veggie portion (about 1/4 of that field) more often.