Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Motoblocks have the functionality of a small tractor and are capable of hilling, loosening, plowing and digging the ground. All these actions are configured depending on the installed attachments (cutters, hillers, mowers, plows, etc.). Thanks to this technique, you can cultivate up to 4 hectares of land on your own. An internal combustion engine running on gasoline or diesel fuel can be used as a power plant in a walk-behind tractor. There are electric cultivators. Let's find out the characteristics of the best models in each category, which were selected by experts based on customer reviews.
- Rating of the most popular motor cultivators
- The best cultivators with a gasoline engine
- Husqvarna TF 338
- Hyundai Т 850
- Daewoo Power Products DAT 5055R
- Lynx ICBM 7-10
- CHAMPION BC5712
- Hammer RT-50A
- Huter GMC-6.5
- The best cultivators with a diesel engine
- PATRIOT Boston 9DE
- CHAMPION DC1193E
- The best cultivators with an electric motor
- Daewoo Power Products DAT 2500E
- ELITECH KB 4E
- Daewoo Power Products DAT 1800E
Rating of the most popular motor cultivators
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best cultivators with a gasoline engine||1||Husqvarna TF 338||RUB 35,247|
|2||Hyundai Т 850||RUB 22,746|
|3||Daewoo Power Products DAT 5055R||RUB 19,990|
|4||Lynx ICBM 7-10||RUB 21,990|
|5||CHAMPION BC5712||RUB 16 300|
|6||Hammer RT-50A||RUB 22,764|
|7||Huter GMC-6.5||RUB 18,770|
|The best cultivators with a diesel engine||1||PATRIOT Boston 9DE||RUB 58 503|
|2||CHAMPION DC1193E||RUB 60,424|
|The best cultivators with an electric motor||1||Daewoo Power Products DAT 2500E||RUB 22,990|
|2||ELITECH KB 4E||11 558 rub.|
|3||Daewoo Power Products DAT 1800E||RUB 9,990|
The best cultivators with a gasoline engine
Gasoline powered cultivators are popular due to their relatively low cost, easy start-up in the cold season and reduced weight, which contributes to maneuverability. They also work quieter than diesel analogues and are cheaper to repair. Here are the best gasoline cultivators that experts could highlight by analyzing user reviews and characteristics.
Husqvarna TF 338
In first place in the category is the popular gasoline cultivator with an engine capacity of 212 cm³, generating 4.89 hp. It is equipped with a manual transmission with two forward and one reverse speeds. The presence of a reverse helps to get out of a narrow area without resorting to a U-turn. The torque is transmitted by a chain to the gearbox, which is more reliable than a belt. The fuel tank holds 4.8 liters of gasoline. The cultivator is equipped with pneumatic wheels and moves well on soft ground. Weight 93 kg allows you to confidently “bite” even into rolled clay, but makes it difficult to maneuver. In reviews, the owners of the motor-cultivator like the protection of the motor with the help of a steel crate – even if the equipment accidentally changes over, the key components will not be damaged.
In our opinion, the cultivator is the best in terms of the ratio of engine quality and price. Despite the fact that the popular model is assembled in China, the ICE is installed here from the Swedish company Husqvarna, therefore it is distinguished by its reliability and easy starting.
- the handle is height adjustable;
- 8 cutters on the shaft;
- processes 95 cm in width at a time;
- 2 speeds forward and 1 reverse.
- the wings are shorter than the shaft with cutters, so the ground flies a little towards the operator;
- only the opener is included;
- weighs 93 kg – some find it difficult to handle such a mass.
Hyundai Т 850
In second place is the popular Korean cultivator from the Hyundai brand with an IC 200-2 engine. The internal combustion engine is capable of developing 3600 rpm and moving the cultivator forward or backward. But he has no gearbox. The model is equipped with 6 cutters with a diameter of 30 cm, and in one pass is capable of processing up to 80 cm in width. The popular device weighs 53 kg. The manufacturer issues it with a 5-year warranty. The device is moved with the help of support on its own cutters, and the wheel in front prevents the nose from being buried. The owners in the reviews are satisfied with the simple design of the popular garden motor-cultivator and the ability to repair it without the help of the service department. Buyers also praise the optimal balance between the cultivator's “desire” to “run away” and to bury itself.
We considered the popular unit to be the best because of the increased power of 6.5 hp, which is produced by the engine with a volume of 196 cm³. Although the cylinder size is slightly smaller than that of the category leader, traction is 30% better. With such a motor-cultivator, it will be easy to plow virgin soil or a tightly rammed vegetable garden.
- there is a reverse;
- easy to repair with your own hands;
- 5 year warranty;
- there is one wheel for the front stop.
- no gearbox;
- loud work – 96 dB;
- the clutch is made with a belt – it is easy to replace it, but it breaks quickly.
Daewoo Power Products DAT 5055R
The popular light-class garden cultivator has a 4.7 hp gasoline engine, which is capable of developing the speed of the gearbox axis up to 140 per minute. The shaft accommodates 4 cutters, the maximum arrangement of which can be increased up to 55 cm. The motor cultivator moves without a gearbox, but can go both forward and backward. The weight of the equipment is distributed to the cutters, and the wheel at the front serves as additional support. A bracket is provided at the rear to adjust the plowing depth. The cultivator weighs only 30 kg, so even an elderly person can handle it. The maximum plowing depth reaches 260 mm. In the reviews, buyers praise the equipment for the fact that the engine always starts with half a turn.
Our experts liked the walk-behind tractor with its compact dimensions of 660×410 mm and a weight of 30 kg (others are either more or heavier). It can be transported to a remote garden in the trunk of a small car. Power 4.7 HP allows you to process not only the beds, but also areas up to 30 acres.
- handle tilt angle adjustment;
- changing the processing width up to 55 mm;
- the ability to move in reverse;
- relatively light weight 30 kg.
- there is no checkpoint;
- bushings of the lower shaft of the gearbox made of plastic;
- weak chain tensioner;
- the engine compartment is not protected against rollover impacts.
Lynx ICBM 7-10
The review continues with the popular heavy-class petrol motor-cultivator from the Lynx company. The MBR 7-10 model is notable for a sturdy frame with wide wings that protect the operator from flying stones. The equipment is equipped with a gasoline engine of 212 cm³ and produces 7 hp. The internal combustion engine works in tandem with a gearbox, so for soft soil you can set the second speed, and for hard – the first. The power take-off shaft allows you to attach rotating cutters, discs and other active attachments to the cultivator. The cutter diameter of 350 mm facilitates deep plowing of the soil. In one pass, the device processes a strip up to 800 mm in width. The fuel supply in the tank of the cultivator is 4.8 liters. Judging by the reviews of the owners, the walk-behind tractor is popular due to its low fuel consumption and the presence of 2 speeds.
We considered the cultivator to be the best in passability. This is facilitated by high pneumatic wheels with pronounced lugs and a rare tread that does not clog from dirt. Given the increased power, the unit is popular for digging fields with large piles of soil.
- wide wings;
- the presence of a power take-off shaft;
- plowing width 80 cm;
- there is a gearbox.
- some find it difficult to cope with a weight of 83 kg;
- belt clutch;
- it is difficult to replace the cutters yourself;
- only 1 year warranty.
And here is another popular walk-behind tractor with a 4-stroke engine that generates 5.57 hp. The equipment is equipped with a shaft with 6 cutters rotating at 130 rpm. The cultivator is capable of moving forward and backward. At the back, there are two cast rubber wheels to keep the unit afloat, preventing it from digging in place. The cutting discs can be spaced up to 85 cm wide. The chain drive of the gearbox is protected by a cover, so it is not clogged with dirt. The handle of the cultivator is adjustable in height and can be detached to reduce the size of garden equipment for transportation or storage. Buyers in the reviews are happy with the ratio of “horses” and the price of the popular walk-behind tractor.
We consider the motor cultivator to be the best in plowing depth available from middle class equipment. Unlike the “older” machines with a weight of 70-100 kg, this one weighs 50 kg, but is capable of digging up to 330 mm. The model is worth paying attention to if you have a small plot with an area of 30-40 acres, but on it weeds with deep roots.
- folding handle;
- fuel consumption 400 g / h;
- plowing depth 300 mm;
- 6 cutters are installed;
- adjustment of the passage width up to 85 cm.
- no gearbox;
- belt clutch;
- cast rubber wheels, not pneumatic.
A popular product of the Hammer brand is the RT-50A motor cultivator, which is equipped with a 4-stroke 159 cm³ motor with 5 hp output. The unit uses air cooling of the engine. The model can only move forward. The main weight is supported by 4 cutters, and the auxiliary wheels are used at the rear. The cultivator weighs 46 kg. Wide fenders protect the operator from flying rocks and hard material. The processing width of the strip in one pass reaches 50 cm. This is optimal for setting up beds for carrots, onions, garlic and other greens. The gasoline supply is stored in a 1.2 liter tank.
This is another popular model with increased plowing depth. Here the figure is 360 mm with a weight of 46 kg. Reviews show that the garden apparatus is most effective in dealing with tangled turf and a developed root system, especially if you want to plow an area where strawberries or other crops with long roots used to grow.
- 4-stroke motor with smooth operation, regardless of weather conditions;
- the starter handle is brought to the top of the boom;
- adjustable steering wheel height;
- there are support wheels.
- only one forward speed;
- relatively small processing width of 500 mm;
- there is no motor protection when overturning.
Completes the category of popular petrol motor-cultivators Huter GMC-6.5. The number in the name corresponds to the output power of the power plant with a 4-stroke operation scheme, which ensures stable maintenance of the speed, regardless of the level of humidity. The popular model is equipped with 6 cutters with a diameter of 320 mm and moves on them. The design uses a chain drive of the gearbox and a belt drive of the clutch. Fuel is stored in a 3.6 l container. In the reviews, the owners share that it is convenient to start the cultivator thanks to the D-shaped starter handle (most competitors have a short T-shaped handle). But the build quality of the budget model is “lame”, so buyers are advised to sort everything out on their own, checking the tightening of the nuts and the presence of sealing washers.
In our opinion, this motor cultivator is the most popular due to the ratio of price and working width. Garden units from the price category of 15-20 thousand rubles have an indicator for the width of the location of cutters up to 450-500 mm, here this characteristic is 900 mm. This is the best option for processing an area of 40-60 acres in a short time.
- powerful internal combustion engine 6.5 hp;
- height adjustment of handles;
- D-shaped starter handle;
- economical consumption of gasoline 395 g / h.
- no checkpoint;
- the belt clutch must almost always be kept on;
- no wheels.
The best cultivators with a diesel engine
Diesel motor cultivators are popular with increased power, liquid-cooled internal combustion engines and the ability to confidently keep the minimum speed with good traction. They are practical for the processing of the largest land plots up to 4 hectares.
PATRIOT Boston 9DE
In the first place among the popular diesel motor cultivators is the heavy model from the Patriot brand. Boston 9DE is equipped with its own battery for starting an electric starter. In case the charge is consumed in the motor cultivator, a handle with a cable for manual winding is provided. The diesel engine is capable of delivering 9 hp. and rotate cutters with a diameter of 340 mm. The unit has a power take-off shaft, so with its help it will be possible to mow the grass or grind the breasts of the earth. The set comes with 10 cutters at once. Customer reviews show that the model has a reliable undercarriage without belts – only worm gears. The gearbox allows you to select the speed of movement 1 or 2 forward and 1 reverse. The owners also like the presence of a 12 V on-board electrical network, from which you can power the headlight in order to work in the dark.
The popularity of a diesel motor-cultivator is provided by the largest processing width that can only be found in a small-sized manual tractor – 1250 mm. With this indicator, the plowing time of the area is reduced by 25-50% compared to models where the width of the milling cutters varies from 600 to 1000 mm.
- cutters with a diameter of 340 mm;
- there is a power take-off shaft;
- multi-plate clutch;
- Manual Transmission;
- electric start, but there is also a cable.
- hard to handle with a mass of 164 kg;
- not everywhere you can buy;
- weak battery for diesel.
And here is another popular diesel unit, equipped with a 418 cm³ engine and developing power up to 9.5 hp. The motor-cultivator plows the soil with a depth of 300 mm and captures 1100 mm in width. It has a 2/1 manual transmission and has a power take-off shaft for connecting active attachments. The motor starts with an electric starter. The model is equipped with an extendable support leg to park the mini tractor during periods of inactivity. The cultivator moves on high pneumatic wheels. They have a herringbone tread pattern that provides a confident ride on loose soil. The opener helps to adjust the working depth to plow the soil for potatoes or wheat.
This motor-cultivator is popular due to the low consumption of diesel fuel – 280 g / h. He also has a different shape of the steering wheel – instead of two rods, a single stand is used here, copying the shape of the structure on the motorcycle. With such a walk-behind tractor, it is not only convenient to cultivate the land, but also to get to the place of work on its own using a trailer. Customer feedback shows that the new steering wheel configuration makes steering much easier.
- 8 cutters on the shaft;
- starting with a cable or electric starter;
- high power 9.5 hp;
- disc clutch;
- worm gear.
- loud diesel operation 92 dB;
- high price;
- huge dimensions of 1800x800x1100 mm, which you need to figure out where to store;
- weight 177 kg.
The best cultivators with an electric motor
Electric cultivators are environmentally friendly, with a quieter engine roar and no need for maintenance. They do not require cleaning the carburetor, changing the air filter, or mixing oil with gasoline. But due to the limitation of the coverage area by the length of the cable, they are only suitable for processing small plots of 0.5-5 acres next to the house, which has electricity.
Daewoo Power Products DAT 2500E
The first place among the popular electric cultivators was awarded to the Korean Daewoo DAT 2500E. Its power is 2.5 kW and is equivalent to 3.4 hp. The model is built on an L-shaped frame with a transverse electric motor. The drive here is chain. The coulter helps to adjust the working depth. The apparatus moves from the rotation of the cutters and only at one speed, but a wheel is provided in front so that the cultivator does not bury its nose. The total weight of the model is 29 kg. The device is completed with 4 cutters. The set also includes a plow and two metal wheels for better grip on black soil. In the reviews, buyers praise the popular product for its compact dimensions and a folding handle, making it easy to bring it in the trunk of a car to the dacha.
Our experts considered the cultivator to be the best because of the most impressive working depth and working width among the electric models. The power tool cutters are capable of penetrating the ground up to 260 mm and plowing a strip of 550 mm at a time.
- good maneuverability;
- copes with virgin soil;
- the opener is provided at the back;
- support wheel in front.
- the assembly instructions are not a complete description;
- the motor is not covered by anything and is exposed to precipitation and dust;
- no reverse.
ELITECH KB 4E
An electric garden cultivator from ELITECH is equipped with four cutters with a diameter of 26 cm.This allows you to cut the soil to a depth of 15 cm.In terms of the width of the electric plow, it can process up to 45 cm in one pass.The device weighs 32 kg and moves exclusively on cutters without auxiliary wheels. But the user does not have the ability to turn on the reverse speed, so they will have to turn around everywhere, reaching the edge of the site. The product is popular for its increased maneuverability, which is easy to handle even in confined spaces or between bushes. They get tired of it less even when used for several hours. The motor cools down quickly thanks to the numerous aluminum fins on the surface.
We have placed the cultivator among the best because of the quiet operation of the electric motor. Judging by the reviews, the model is popular due to its almost silent operation with a power of 2 kW or 2.72 hp. This is good for the operator's hearing and does not irritate others if they want to relax nearby (for example, when a large family leaves the country).
- the drive is securely located behind the casing and is safe for the operator;
- light weight 32 kg;
- folding handle;
- easy maneuvering around the site.
- the wings are too small;
- only one speed;
- some in the reviews lack the processing depth of 15 cm;
- no motor protection.
Daewoo Power Products DAT 1800E
Finally, the popular electric cultivator with 1.75 kW (2.38 hp), which spins the cutters up to 140 rpm. The model resembles a small wheelbarrow in shape, on the lower end of which there are 6 cruciform cutters. In terms of working width, the device is able to capture 40 cm at once. Despite the ultra-light category of garden electrical engineering, the depth of cutting through the soil is 230 mm. The torque is transmitted by a gear-screw drive enclosed in an aluminum housing. In the reviews, owners love the L-shaped handles, which make it easy to maneuver the cultivator in tight spaces. The throttle trigger follows their shape and allows you to grip itself with a natural grip, which reduces operator fatigue.
We marked the cultivator as the best because of its low weight of 13 kg. This makes the model popular with the fair sex or very elderly people, who do not find it difficult to roll it out of the pantry on their own and operate it on the garden plot. But due to its low power, it is only suitable for laying out beds or organizing a greenhouse.
- easy to maneuver;
- there are two auxiliary wheels;
- affordable price;
- the motor is protected from moisture and dust by a plastic casing;
- there is a loop on the handles to hook the carrier.
- only one forward speed;
- short power cord;
- flimsy plastic wheels.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.