Understanding the Difference: Rotary Tiller vs Rototiller

As a leading provider in the agricultural gearbox industry, XINLAN Company brings a wide variety of products, including lawn mower gearboxes, rotary tiller gearboxes, rakes, feed mixer gearboxes, post hole digger gearboxes, salt spreaders, and various tractor and harvester gearboxes. Our focus today is on the key difference between a rotary tiller and a rototiller.

What is a Rotary Tiller?

A rotary tiller, an essential product in our range, is an efficient tool used in agriculture and gardening. Its use varies from breaking new ground to aerating existing soil in preparation for planting. Rotary tillers are primarily suitable for large-scale farming due to their capability of fast soil preparation and ease of use. They come with the advantage of adjustable tilling width, making it suitable for different farming environments. Regular maintenance, including oil checks and blade inspections, will ensure longevity and high performance.

What is a Rototiller?

Similar to a rotary tiller, a rototiller is also used for the preparation of the soil before planting. However, rototillers are generally smaller in size and are more suitable for smaller and medium-sized gardens. It’s easy to maneuver in tight spaces and around garden obstacles. Regular maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating the machine will ensure a longer lifespan and optimum performance.

Selecting the Right PTO Shaft

Choosing the correct PTO (Power Take Off) shaft is crucial for optimal performance of your rotary tiller or rototiller. Factors to consider include the horsepower of your tractor, the operating RPM, and the size and type of your tiller. Our team at XINLAN Company can provide expert guidance to ensure you select the perfect PTO shaft for your needs.

When to Replace Your PTO Shaft

If you notice excessive vibration, noise, or reduced efficiency in your tiller, then it might be time to replace your PTO shaft. Additionally, physical damage to the shaft or wear and tear over time may necessitate a replacement.

Repairing a Failed PTO Shaft

If you encounter a failure with your PTO shaft, our team of experts at XINLAN Company can assist with repair and replacement. We are well-equipped with advanced CNC production equipment and assembly line, ensuring a quick and efficient service.

About XINLAN Company

At XINLAN Company, our products can be used as replacements for comer, omni, bush hog with the same series of gearboxes. We also provide customisation according to customer’s needs. Our products, like the PTO Shaft, can be viewed here.


Choose XINLAN Company for your agricultural gearbox needs. We provide superior quality, unparalleled customer service, and expert advice to ensure your farming operations are efficient and productive.

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