Is there any thought to a small (e.g. 6" wide) tiller based on the edge-trimmer platform?

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Can the edger platform be modified to allow for a small (e.g. 6" wide - 3" deep) tiller?  Sometimes cleaning up the garden weeds doesn't need a large platform.
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Short answer is no, the edger can't be modified. 
However...if one were motivated and inclined enough I'm sure it *could* be. Of course, knowing full well that any warranty would be completely voided.
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Put me down for one. That'll really help me get some small jobs done around the yard that I haven't gotten to since starting my brother's old gas-powered tiller has been such a pain. I was even thinking about renting one this year.
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Yes it would be a handy item for jobs around the yard
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Now this "could" get me to try the multi-head system. Could be good to have something a little less powerful than my SOB plug in tiller. Maybe a standalone one will make an appearance one day?
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Thanks for the information.  I ordered one from Home Depot and look forward to trying it out.
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Cool. Looking forward to any report you may have about its use and performance.
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There is no attachment currently available.

All tillers I have seen are center mounted, so I do not think it would work having the tiller blade mounted on one side like an edger.
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Cool. Ordered one last night. Handy tool for rejuvenating landscape beds. Almost time to sell the Stihl 130.
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Thanks for the review Jeremy
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Nice! If I was to review it I’d probably have to say something like “Works great, I assume” since I have ZERO experience with tillers. Great to have Pros in the Community!
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I'll be looking forward to your review  Blue
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This’ll be be, but with a tiller:
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I have quite a bit of time on these little stick tillers and I wasn't surprised with how well this unit worked. Not surprised I liked it on 1 better than 2. On my Stihls I preferred the 94 over the 130. The gear reduction these heads have just don't seem to require big power.

A little info on my power head unit. Although I have multiple power heads I have focused nearly all my use on one unit. Hours and hours and hours. Other than wearing off the rubber on the handle still going strong.
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There is a 8.5" 4-Tine Cultivator Attachment for the power head. Don't know if that's what you're looking for but I may buy it soon myself.
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If you look above, that has already been posted in this thread along with links.
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Sorry it didn't show up when i was looking.
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The tiller attachment is now up on Ego’s website: https://egopowerplus.com/multi-head-c...
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There have been a lot of requests for this type of tool.  Nice to see Ego bringing requested items to market.  
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I have been using the tiller head quite a bit lately.....maybe around 8 hours of use so far. So far so good.....these things are just handy. Works great for rejuvenating landscape areas plus turning raised garden beds. Just dominates in small areas....very controllable. Hero maker to a customer.

Buy it.