«Previous    Next»
First-Of-Its-Kind Rototiller
The front tines rotate forward and the rear tines rotate backward on Roy Huber's rototiller.

    "It runs like a floor polisher or a concrete troweling machine," Huber explains. "You control it simply by balance."

    He demonstrates by raising the handles up and the front tines pull forward and dig. He levels the handles and the tines dig deeper. Pulling the handle down makes the self-propelled machine move backward.

The TILIT Tiller works an 18-in. strip, but has extensions that can be added to work 28 in. in sandy loam soil.

    The tiller has a 7 hp gas engine and is mid-size between a front tine and a rear tine tiller. The 160-lb. machine is so well balanced that a 12-year-old can operate it, Huber says.

    "It was hard to get everything working together," he says. When it did, he discovered an added benefit. Weeds and debris don't ball up as much in the intermeshing tines. The tines tear up vegetation and mix it into the soil.

    The TILIT Tiller is in the patent process, and Huber hopes to interest a company in manufacturing it. For now he's building and selling the tillers from his Texas business.

    Cost is $1,195. "It's not the cheapest," Huber says, "but it makes other tillers obsolete."

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roy Huber, Textuf Fabricants, 101 P.R. 411, Itasca, Texas 76055 (ph 254 687-9091).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2007 - Volume #31, Issue #2