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It is also referred to as a rotavator, revolving hoe, power tiller, or rotary plow. It is a motorized grower that uses spinning blades to work the soil. Rotary tillers are either driven by themselves or pulled behind a tractor as an extension.

It is used to till and pulverizing the soil before planting or removing weeds and aerating and loosening the soil after growing. A rotary tiller needs to be operated and maintained with proper care. It is important to avoid contact with the rotating tines, as they can cause serious injury. Bystanders, especially children, should be kept at a safe distance. Tree stumps, large roots, and rocks should be cleared out before using the tiller. Tree stumps, large roots, and rocks should be cleared out before using the tiller, as the tines could catch on such objects and cause the tiller to “jump” out of control.