Tiller Tines - Knowledgebase Question

mantua, Ne
Question by fran1127
April 28, 2010
Should tiller tines be sharpened.I tried to till out a new section that has grass growing in that area and the tiller will not dig past the grassroots.I have no trouble in the older garden tills great in that area.Thank You

Answer from NGA
April 28, 2010


You can sharpen the tines by filing them lightly. I suspect the grass roots are thickly woven together into a mat and you'll need to make several passes before you can break them up. Just keep at it and eventually you'll break through! Or, you can dig straight down through the roots with a shovel in several places and then run your tiller over the area. Good luck with your project!

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