The Sun Joe Tiller Joe Max 9 AMP Electric Garden Tiller/Cultivator - TJ601E looks and performs just like a gasoline powered tiller, and that's why it’s at the top of the list. There's plenty of power with the 9 amp motor, and the ergonomic handles let you steer it easily.
An 18-inch width makes short work in smaller to medium sized gardens, and the seven inch depth is plenty deep enough for planting. All terrain wheels and six blade tines give you versatility on par with gas powered types, while weighing just 28 pounds. It comes with a two year warranty, a safety button to engage the tines and fold up handles for easy storage.
Probably the best known tiller on the market is the Mantis Electric Tiller/Cultivator. This is a solid and well built tiller that is perfect for smaller gardens or garden plots. It sports a five amp motor and weighs 21 pounds for easy maneuvering. It’s easily one of the most durable tillers here and comes with a five year warranty. This tiller has three speeds and tills down to 10 inches.
Although it may be the best overall tiller on the list, the short nine inch tilling width and the high price takes it out of the top spot. However, f you’re willing to pay the price, the Mantis can't be beat for smaller gardens.
The Earthwise TC70001 electric tiller features a powerful 8 1/2 amp motor, an 11 inch tilling width andweighs about 20 pounds. It’s light and maneuverable, yet gives you one of the widest cutting widths of any tiller featured here. A safety button engages the tines and it will till down as deep as eight inches.
Better still is the price since you get all of this for one of the lowest prices available.
The Earthwise TC70001 electric tiller is the best bang for the buck tiller around, with one of the largest blade widths and one of the most powerful motors on this list. No bells or whistles, just a tiller that will do your garden proud and it also comes with a two year warranty.
If you are looking for one of the most versatile tillers on the list, welcome to the Troy-Bilt (6-12") 6.5-Amp Electric Forward Rotating Front Tine Cultivator. Although it's rated as a 12 inch tiller, you can remove half the tines and use it as a six inch tiller. That allows you to get into places where others cannot go.
It's the heaviest tiller here, at 35 pounds, but gives you a bit more leverage when breaking up compacted soil. It has a three depth position adjustment, and will till down to eight inches deep. This is a good choice for smaller and medium sized gardens, with the added versatility of weeding between rows by removing one set of tines. It comes with a 2 year warranty.
Craftsman 120V Electric Mini Tiller
At 22 pounds, the Craftsman 120V Electric Mini Tiller is one of the lightest tillers here. Perfect for small gardens, you can even remove a set of tines to go from a 10 inch tilling width to a six inch tilling width. That versatility makes it a decent tiller and a weeder for between the rows. It comes with a two year warranty, and only a five inch tilling depth. But with a middle of the road price, you would be hard pressed to find a better tiller for a smaller garden. It comes with a 6.5 amp motor and folding handles make for easy storage.
The Mantis 4-Cycle Tiller/Cultivator is nearly bullet proof, and backed by a 5 year warranty on the mechanical parts of the machine, and a lifetime tine warranty on the tilling blades. Secondly, for most suburban gardeners you just won't need more of a tiller than a Mantis.
A lightweight 23 pounds, it’s very convenient to use and will till up to 9-inches deep. It’s a 4 cycle model so there’s never any mixing gas or oil; just start it up and go. It even comes with comfortable, ergonomic hand grips. While there may be bigger and better tillers out there, none are as versatile or lightweight as the Mantis.
The Masport Home Gardener Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller is the best full size tiller out there. For starters, it features a reliable, 3.5 horse Briggs engine while the 17-inch cutting width is more than adequate for virtually any midsize garden plot. You can even adjust the tine width to 12-inches for added versatility.
However, the Masport tiller has something that beats out all of the other tillers. It features an out-front tine design providing unheard of maneuverability in a tiller this size, making it one of the most distinctive tillers available.
Although potentially strong enough to take on the largest gardens, it’s best suited for medium-sized tracts or garden plots. Shaft drive reliability and wide set handles for added stability complete this package. The Masport Home Gardener front tine tiller gives power and control in a convenient package that will do your medium sized garden proud.
For the biggest gardens or just for bragging rights in your neighborhood, the Cub Cadet RT65E (18") 208cc Dual Rotating Rear Tine Tiller w/ Electric Start can't be beat. This tiller is powered by nearly 7 horses from its 208cc motor, while the rear tine design places weight where the tines are so it will easily break up the hardest soils. It will till a swath 18 inches wide, and will go down to a depth of 7 1/2 inches deep.
The 4 cycle motor needs no oil and gas mix, and this tiller comes with a 3 year warranty. While heavy at 220 pounds, it features an electric starter, so you'll never have to pull a rope, with 1 forward and 1 reverse speed so you can till back and forth to really chop up soil. It’s not an inexpensive tiller, but for larger gardens, this Cub Cadet would be hard to beat.
For medium sized gardens, none are as good as the Earthquake 3365PS (21") 190cc Pro Style Forward Rotating Front Tine Tiller. It has about 6 horsepower with two big 11-inch wheels that will you’re your progress from getting bogged down. This tiller is adjustable for 3 tilling diameters, 11 inches, 16 inches and 21 inches, making it incredibly versatile for any of your gardening need.
You can adjust the Earthquakes wheel position, forward for traveling and in reverse for tilling. It’s a beefy 108 pounds and comes with a 1 year warranty on the machine and a 2 year warranty on the 4 cycle Briggs motor. Best suited for medium sized gardens, this is a decent tiller at a good price.
For the most bang for the buck, you can't beat the Powermate (21") 140cc Front Tine Gas Tiller, the lowest priced full size tiller here. Weighing 105 pounds, it comes with 3 adjustable tilling sizes, including 11, 16, and 21-inches. Able to till down to a depth of 8 inches, the Powermate Gas Tiller also comes with a 4 horsepower motor, making it prefect for smaller to medium-sized gardens.
This tiller also has a self sharpening tine feature for keeping blade edges sharp, and the big 8-inch wheels keep it rolling over rough terrain. The reality is that, most suburban gardeners don't need a tiller better than this, and with a 2 year warranty you can't do better for the price.