What is a Skid Steer Rotary Tiller Attachment?
A rotary tiller attachment for your skid steer (also known as a Rototiller) is a tool that enables your skid steer to till the soil.
It attaches to your skid steer using a universal quick attach system, and then harnesses power from your auxiliary hydraulics to turn a square blade carrier. This blade carrier supports sets of curved tines that dig into the soil, loosening it and tilling it.
Soil tilling is a process used to prepare seed beds for food plots and gardens. It can be a useful process to control weeds by uprooting and burying them.
What to consider when buying a skid steer rotary tiller
One of your first considerations should be the depth and width of the rototiller. Common depths are 6” to 8”, while widths are commonly 68” to 78”. The width should cover the wheelbase of your skid steer.
Hydraulic flow requirements of the tiller attachment should match what your skid steer is capable of. Standard flow auxiliary hydraulics are acceptable on most rotary tiller attachments.
Additionally, consider if the tiller works in both forward and reverse directions, if the blades are replaceable/ reversible, and if the tiller is direct drive or chain driven.