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Tillers! Forward VS. Reverse Rotaton. Which works best?

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4 different soil conditions tested. Is there a clear winner?

Garden Tillers: Forward vs Reverse Rotation? 4 Distinct Tests
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I admit I didnt get all the way through, so you might have answered this question.

Which didnt “ditched” less. In referring to at the end of the row when you raise the tiller, there is usually a large ditch.
Sorry. We got a bit too long winded in ‘Round #1’.
I put chapters in to allow folks To easily advance to the next rounds.

I think the ‘ditching’ you talk about is worse with reverse rotation, as not only do you have a ditch, you also have a pile of dirt in front of that.
I was actually surprised at the outcome. I was leaning toward getting the reverse rotation, but your video has convinced me otherwise, and I believe I will now go with the forward rotation. For my main purpose of tilling up and re-grading about 2 1/2 acres I think it will suit me better without having to deal with the trash piling up. If I were strictly tilling a garden, I would probably go with the reverse rotation.

Thanks for the content you create!
We were a bit surprised too. I didn’t care which one ‘won’. So no motive at all to make one look better than the other. Overall, I found the reverse rotation more difficult to handle with very little tangible benefits.
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