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AL-KO MH 5001 PETROL TILLER
The AL-KO MH 5001 garden tiller has a powerful 3.2hp Briggs and Stratton engine which makes it just about capable of tilling some compacted ground. It will of course make very easy work of cultivating less compacted soil. The weight and size of the machine might make it appear unsuitable for smaller gardens however the reverse gear can be used to plough more restricted areas because you do not necessarily need to turn the machine round.
The handlebars are well spaced to allow operation without undue fatigue and they are also adjustable for height, important if you are tall or short. The weight of 46kg / 101lbs is on the heavy side and lifting it in and out of a car boot is a two person operation in most cases. The weight does have the advantage that the tiller cuts into the soil better than many other tillers and with less shaking compared to light weight models.
The key facts for the AL-KO MH 5001 petrol tiller are:
50cm / 20in
Briggs + Stratton 190cc four stroke
46kg / 101lbs
Height adjustable handles
Guarantee / warranty
Description and discounted price
THE GOOD POINTS:
- Reverse gear greatly assists with manoeuvrability in confined spaces
- Powerful 5hp engine, good value for the cost
- Reliable Briggs and Stratton engine, easy to maintain and find parts
- Handlebars adjustable for height
- Wider than normal (50cm) tilling width
POINTS TO CONSIDER:
- Weight of the machine will make it difficult to lift for many
- Not suitable for smaller gardens
WHO ARE AL-KO?
AL-KO are a family run German company dating back to 1931. They specialise in high-tech metalwork for garden tools, vehicles and aeronautics.
WHERE TO BUY AN AL-KO MH 5001 TILLER
The recommended retail price is £620 and discounts are minimal. The best deal we could find was at Amazon - click here to see their discounted price.
A buying strategy which often works if you want to buy from your local dealer is to research the lowest price online and then ask if your local supplier will match that. Often they will. To find your local AL-KO dealer click here.