Thursday, July 26, 2012

Troy-Bilt Cultivator-GIVEAWAY!

BY SKEETER
Troy-Bilt contacted us here at In the Garden. Was I interested in trying out a new product? Well, sure and here you see Sheba kitty giving the box a complete Cat Scan. She just loves it when that big Brown Truck shows up on our door step!
She really loves it when there is a box within a box here in our Georgia Gardens.
Troy-Bilts 2012 Cordless Cultivator! Up to 1500 square feet on a single charge! Click HERE to learn more about this product from Troy-Bilt.
We have purchased many products from Troy-Bilt over the years and have been happy with them.
My favorite of their products is our Riding Mower AKA: my Red Rider. Here you see Aunt Skeeter using Red Rider for a little family fun on a Summer day.

Click HERE to see other products available from Troy-Bilt that will assist you in the garden.
A continued Cat Scan, reveals all was packaged well for the journey to our gardens.
Don't let the size fool you!
The Saint and I read all the paperwork enclosed and easily installed the wheels. The wheel height can be adjusted for tine depth.
The battery was not fully charged so we set up the charging device and easily inserted the battery.
One hour and 1/2 later and the green light came on to let us know the battery was ready to install into the cultivator. A completely drained battery, should take about 2 hours to fully charge.
We like that the battery has a button to push that will let us know if it needs a charge. Nice to know before one starts a project. This battery can be charged at any point without harming the battery life!
A simple squeeze of the lever on the handle and I began to cultivate the border of a garden. A sort of edging process for us.
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Click on the Video to see how easily it chopped its way through the dirt, grass and pine needles. It also broke right through some small roots! We were impressed. I hope these videos work. I am having computer and camera issues today. Grrrr...
As I said, don't let the size fool you. This little thing is powerful for its size! In these video demonstrations, we have the tines (disc) set at medium level. We could go deeper into the earth by adjusting the settings of the wheels. Battery life is 1500 square feet so this is not a tiller type tool for large jobs.

My video went out on me at this point so you must take my word for the next part. We took this tool into the gardens and were able to easily weed. With its compact size, we could go right up against the plants and weed without bending over and hurting our backs! An electric Hoe, maybe? Weeding without bending over makes this a great item in my book!

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We were a bit concerned about cleaning the tines. Since it is battery powered, one cannot spray it off with a hose. The Saint demonstrated on a video how easy it is to remove the tines, clean and replace them. The video went grainy on us but I want you to see how easy this process was for us. So I am hoping you can see through the grain of the video. (seems my video has died on the camera, sigh) I timed the removal, brush off and replacement at 25 seconds per side! I would not use this unit in the mud but if I did, I could spray off the tines once removed, dry, oil and replace them easily enough.
And look how light weight! No cords and you can get this red beauty into very small spaces. It is an asset with mixing our compost dirt. It would be awesome to go between rows in a Vegetable Garden and preparing for seed tossing next spring. I am also thinking it may assist me in extending pathways in my gardens! The use of this little gem are endless.  

Have I sold you yet? Well, here comes the best part. One of you lucky commenters will be the proud owner of your very own Troy-Bilt Cultivator! No strings (or cords) attached! Just be located within the contiguous United States. The winner: must let me know their address and phone number via email, for shipping this item direct from Troy-Bilt.  Is that simple enough? Leave us a comment and your name will be entered to win. One entry per person. A winner shall be picked from the Magic Hat on August 01, 2012. The winner's name shall be announced here at  In the Garden on Thursday August 02, 2012.

Get your name in the hat for the TROY-BILT CULTIVATOR-GIVEAWAY, In the Garden...  
Words and Photos Property of In the Garden Blog Team, In the Garden

37 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway Skeeter! We love Troybilt products. Sign me up! Racquel

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  2. If I win will The Saint put it together? xogail

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  3. Hey Skeeter, does it work on N.C. clay? Sure would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Great giveaway! We like Troy Built too and have and old one. We do a lot of gardening.
    Debbie

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  5. how wonderful! It looks like a great product! Also a troy-bilt family here. If it helps to make gardens as great as your, please sign me up!

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  6. This would come in handy around my house. After 7 inches of rain in a week after a month without, the crab grass has taken over my beds. Nice blog.

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  7. What a perfect post Skeeter! It looks like a keeper and so light too? That is a really good thing! Good luck to everyone!

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  8. Forgot to say that is an awesome picture of you the riding mower with the kids!

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  9. Hi Tina. Troybilt makes such good products. That little tiller looks just something that would be great for our flowerbeds, etc. Compact and easy to use.

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  10. I am impressed with the work this small cultivator can handle! Great demonstration videos and commentary!!

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  11. Hi Skeeter, love the pic of you & the kids. I would love to have one of these as it would be such a help to me. My gardening time sure would be cut way down not to mention that is would help with the edging & tilling of my flower beds as well as my small veggie garden. I have to look for tools that will not require pulling a cord of any kind. Plus with the battery there would not be any fumes to emit into the air.

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  12. I would love to have a handy device like this. Please sign me up!

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  13. This is perfect for all my raised beds. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  14. My Dad has always told me to buy Troy-Bilt products because they are very reliable and because the company always stands behind its products. I would love to have the cultivator to help me in my small garden and two new flower beds that I want to do this fall. It also looks light enough that I would be able to handle it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Oh my gosh, I could certainly use this! We have a big tiller, but the darned thing is too powerful for me to control. I'd love to have something lightweight like this that I could use without having to beg my husband to till for me:) This would be perfect in the vegetable garden and edging the flower beds. Thanks for the giveaway, Skeeter, and such a great job in explaining all its advantages!

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  16. Skeeter, thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway and the great demo that you and the Saint gave on it!!! This would be a great assest to my garden, sign me up for the drawing!!!
    Thanks

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  17. Hey Everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this give-away! fun fun fun to give stuff away.... And such a great item too!!!

    I am enjoying some family time now so will chat whe time allows. Until then, keep your fingers crossed for your name to be pulled out of the magic hat.....

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  18. I have nothing left to cultivate, but I will find something if I win.

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  19. The freebies are just flowing your way, you go girl!!!! I look at them every year and think how nice they would be for weeding. Would save a lotta time and money on mulch and I like the look of the dirt better.

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  20. I too like their products and would love the small cultivator. It looks really handy. You look cute riding the little tractor/mower.

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  21. I hope my comment went through as I have been having trouble commenting here. Delete this one if it did. I too would like o enter.

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  22. Looks like you had fun trying this new tool...anyone would love to win it...thx for offering it to us and hope I win!!

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  23. The Magic Hat continues to collect name!
    Good Luck....

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  24. Would love to win as a fellow gardener started a CSA and desperately needs a tiller! She's done an amazing job without one so can only imagine what she would produce if she had the help of such a wonderful machine!

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  25. Weeds are the bane of my existence! Karen Harrison

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  26. Weeds are the bane of my existence! This sounds like a handy-dandy for sure.

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  27. Oh! Oh! Oh! If I should win this, it will be my "sign" that I really AM supposed to actually GARDEN next year -- I mean the VEGETABLE type of gardening :)

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  28. Neat idea to edge with a small tiller. Just the thing to use to start a new small veggie garden!

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  29. Hey, it's Stacey H from good ole Clarksville. This would make the tomato planting so much easier next year!!!! Throw my name in the hat.

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  30. I would love to win this! Perfect for our vegetable garden. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Yes! I want to rip out my fescue and use it to preaper for buffalo grass!!! Post haste! :)

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  32. Skeeter, I see you doing commercials in your future. You make it look so simple. Are you now a professional yard groomer. I think you are. I could really use that in my vegetable and herb garden. I do like the In The Garden blog. full of great ideas and easy to do projects. Keep up the good work.

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  33. I'm not commenting because I want to win... Oops, white lie...ok, ok, a bald-faced lie! It looks like a great tool for the garden, especially as a weeder. Seriously, it will weed?

    BTW, you make a good demonstration model. :)

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  34. Sign me up! This might make tackling the Bermuda grass easier!

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  35. This Contest is now closed.....

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments!!!

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