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A motorized rotary cultivator.

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(ˈroʊ təˌtɪl ər)

a motorized device with spinning blades perpendicular to the ground and arranged like spokes, used for tilling soil.
[1920–25; rot (ary) + -o- + tiller1]
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® [ˈrəʊtəʊtɪləʳ] N (US) → motocultor m
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* A rototiller valued at $200 was stolen between April 17 and 6 a.m.
The team ultimately settled on a hybrid tillage system that included a traditional rototiller coupled with an adjustable-depth deep-shank tillage tool.
I got an old Rototiller out in the tool shed you boys are welcome to use if you can get it started.'
I inherited this rototiller and haven't been able to locate the manufacturer's nametag.
His search led Austin to Kyselka's barn, where he found the man lying face down with his foot stuck in a rototiller. He did not respond to the boy's attempt to help him.
He poured the foundation for the steps, rented a rototiller, and spent a day preparing the soil for new plants.
"Always prepare your planting beds first by incorporating organic mediums," advises Davie, who notes that he likes to use a small, hand-held rototiller he purchased at Home Depot.
The fastest and easiest way to do this is with a rototiller (Photo 4).
Malec gives high marks to several groups that aided OpenLands with Barry School's fledgling schoolyard forest: the city's Bureau of Forestry, which donated tools, mulch, and flowers; a nursery in Harvard, Illinois, which made a five-hour round trip to Barry hauling a truckload of shrubs; the Chicago Park District, which loaned a rototiller; and a volunteer from Malec's Urban Forest Technical Committee, who helped at the planting.
Initially, Greg Barreto's intent in 1983 was to provide a more reliable rototiller for the Oregon City rental yard where he worked.