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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Back to add there is a cultivator/tiller attachment for the multi-head system.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cultivator-Attachment-CTA9500/308666645
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hey woh wha
When did this come out !

Once again HD jumps the gun and puts and Ego product on their website before Ego announces it.
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Yeah, it's not even on the EGO product site yet.
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My local HD can ship this to the store for pickup by March 1st - 6th or directly to my house by March 4th - 6th.  Talk about a "stealth" launch of a new product ... :-)




 
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Not the first time HD has done this
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Or EGO.
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Wow!!! HD strikes again! Lol
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Wow!!! HD strikes again! Lol
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And so do I, do I, do I... :-P
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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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Eager to hear your thoughts on it!
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Received the tiller head today and my initial thoughts are pretty positive.

Weight seems about right. Basically the tiller head is heavy and it should be.

Tines seem to have decent spring and hardness to them.....time will tell.

Guard seems to be placed correctly and of decent material and size.

The tine plates are removable so width is adjustable. The axle that the tine plates ride on has two holes drilled in it to facilitate adjustment. The spacers between the tine plates and gearbox are plastic and that may suck...but again time will tell.

I was a little surprised at the price.....$169 is higher than what should be the most expensive piece which is the hedge trimmer at $149. So either this is overpriced or the hedge trimmer attachment is under priced. Fortunately for me the price inconsistency is not a big deal but to the home owner questioning whether to buy it is a little confusing.

Little muddy around here right now but by next week I should be able to get it dirty.
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Thanks and keep it coming
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Thanks for that initial report. I agree that the price for the cultivator seems a bit high. Especially if someone were buying it as a first piece to go with the power head. That's over $300 for a cultivator. Price may reflect quality though so hoping that's the case. With those plastic spacer pieces it seems EGO definitely wants us to use it strictly as a cultivator and not do much, if any, tilling with it. Cultivating an existing garden bed is definitely an easier task than tilling a new patch. 
Can't wait for your usage report.
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First chance to use the tiller today and just like the rest of the attachments it works as it should and maybe a little better.

I ran it on both 1 and 2 settings and settled on 1. With the torque these little cultivaters generate I figured I was safer that way in case I was to impact something unexpected. I pretty much ran it wide open with very little rest until the 5 ah was exhausted....I may be wrong but it seemed to last at least as long as using the line trimmer and maybe longer.

I ran it mostly rejuvenating an existing landscape bed but also on some harder areas. The bolo style tines dug well and chopped most roots I hit plus seemed to cast rocks well.

Jeremy
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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.