Best Tiller (2020 Reviews) Rototiller & Cultivator for Garden

​If you’re about to get into ​the garden and want to know what the best tiller is, we have you covered with these tiller reviews.

Best Garden Tiller Reviews

1. Mantis 7940 4-Cycle Tiller Cultivator


  • ​Requires no mixing of oil and gas
  • ​Surprisingly light & easy to maneuver, even in tight spaces
  • ​Has a solid worm-gear transmission
  • ​Handles fold down for storage and transport
  • ​Fairly quiet motor


  • ​The 9″ width may require more passes for larger jobs
  • ​10″ blade depth may not be deep enough for some tasks
  • ​When reversed, only cultivates the top 2-3

2. Earthwise TC70016 16″ Corded Electric Tiller


  • ​No oil, gas, or regular maintenance required
  • ​No fumes to breathe while working
  • ​Fully adjustable tine placement and width
  • ​Front tine design
  • ​6″ flip-down wheel makes it easy to move to your work location


  • ​Corded, so must have close proximity to a power source
  • ​8″ depth may not be deep enough for some tasks
  • ​Doesn’t have much front weight, so may need to be pulled rather than pushed

3. Sun Joe TJ603E 16″ 13.5 Amp Electric Tiller


  • ​Collapsible handles for easy storage
  • ​Maintenance-free – no gas or oil to deal with
  • ​Reasonable power for an electric model
  • ​Variable-height rear wheel helps to move it around easily


  • ​Lighter weight than the Earthwise, so may not work as deep as it could
  • ​Requires proximity to a power source
  • ​Could be better if it had a metal frame

​Best Tiller for Clay Soil

​Best Rototiller for Large Garden