The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Saying good bye to soil destruction

loading tiller into back of truck

We decided to get rid of this old Statesman tiller we never use anymore.

Why did we stop using it?

Because the soil in a no-till garden looks, feels, and smells a whole lot better.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I'm right there with ya. I traded my rototiller to a neighbor for some metal roofing.
Comment by steve specht Wed Aug 6 17:17:44 2014
Was it junk? Laying it on it's side can't do the engine much good. Tillers have their place like breaking up clods and sod.
Comment by Eric Thu Aug 7 19:47:05 2014

Oh no! I have the same exact machine just bought in an auction. The engine, carburetor and fuel tank needed some serious cleaning, it would not start. After one whole day removing carb, tank, oil change, spark plug etc, finally started the engine then realized that the transmission is bad. Tiller don't work and forward, reverse don't work either. I am looking for another one to use the parts( transmission ) I don't have a garden, I'm using it to soften soil in my back yard, then remove excess sil, grade and then make a patio with bricks. I'm interested to buy a none working statesman for parts. Thank you Philip 302-743-4129

Comment by Philip Mon Sep 7 02:27:02 2015

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