We find that it will break rough ground but is also extremely capable of producing a quality seedbed finish.
Our tester likes the simplicity of starting and operating the machine. There is nothing complicated — the few controls that are on the machine are instantly identifiable. “One of the best things about this machine is that it is easy to start,” he confirms.
“And using the machine is so simple. The dead-man’s handle controls the rotor and the gears are very easy to use.”
The MRT6DX is powered by the latest 5.5hp Yanmar GA160SKL air-cooled engine. It gives quite a performance, even in a commercial environment.
There is a differential lock and the gears are arranged with neutral between each — R-N-1-N-2. There is one lever for the engagement of blades, direction of travel and speed.
The tester finds the unit easy to manoeuvre: “It’s very light to operate and easy to turn. Because the handlebars are adjustable, you can always be sure of working in a comfortable position.”
Transport wheels are available for the Yanmar tiller and with a working width of 50cm, this is a machine that can easily be pushed through side entrances and into rear gardens. Yet it is not so small that the task of cultivating takes all day.
Our tester also finds it useful for finishing those jobs where a tractor has been involved with the cultivation work: “It’s a good working width and covers quite a large area quickly,” he says. “It is ideal for all the little bits around the edges where you can’t get the tractor.”
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