Agri-Fab 45-0308

Editor rating

3.6/5 on December 16, 2017

User's rating

11 reviews

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VERDICT

 

The Agri-Fab 45-0308 Multi-Fit Universal Tow-Behind Tiller is one of the most efficient tow-behind mowers on the market. Tow-behind mowers come with a lot of advantages that make them the perfect solution for landscaping business owners or for people who own significant properties that they have to maintain. With the help of this tow-behind mower, you’ll save time and get the best final results.

Features

Powerful engine

The Agri-Fab 45-0308 Multi-Fit Universal Tow-Behind Tiller features a powerful Briggs &Straton engine that is able to power through any soil conditions. You will quickly be able to prepare the perfect planting bed with the help of this machine, and you will do it effortlessly.

Enhanced flexibility and convenience

The Agri-Fab mower comes with forward rotating tines that prepare seed beds really quickly. The machine’s controls are straightforward to reach from the tractor seat, and this means that you’ll get the opportunity to drive and maneuver the tow-behind mower without any effort.

Increased durability for extended lifespan

The machine comes with six double edge heavy-duty tines that will make tilling your seed beds a straightforward task. The high-quality materials and the robust construction of this machine will enhance its overall lifespan.

Adjustable hitch pin

The Agri-Fab 45-0308 Multi-Fit Universal Tow-Behind Tiller comes with an adjustable hitch pin that allows an easy fit-up to vehicles without needing any additional support.

First impression

My delivery came with a large truck and when the carrier called me to get directions I had to make sure that I had enough room for him to turn around. I recommend you do the same thing especially if your location is rural. Or at least, you should arrange to meet with the carrier on the road. If they need to bring the machine on a smaller truck, it’s best to let them know from the very beginning so that they are able to make the proper arrangements. The machine is cumbersome, and this is the reason for which you have to make sure that they put it right where you want it to be placed because otherwise, you won’t be able to move it by yourself.

I have a pretty large garden plot that had to be prepared for the first time. This involved renting a sod cutter and dealing with really dry ground.  At first, I was sure that the machine would not work properly because the ground was so dry, but surprisingly it managed to do the job flawlessly. One thing I can also tell you is that patience is the key, and you don’t have to move the machine quickly because it will shut down and you won’t make any progress at all. I tried to move it faster in the beginning, and this was not the best idea. After I slowed down and raised the level for the first couple of passes, it worked great. I had to make a total of four passed for the whole plot, but the final result was worth the effort. I also had to go slow and lower the tines every time, and I had to do this in order to allow the machine to do its work rather than forcing it. You have to always keep in mind that this is not like a harrower on the back of a tractor. The third and the fourth times I amended the soil with peat and manure and the garden turned out to be a success. This was the first time I used it, and since then I have been using it a few more times, and I was impressed. There were some spots in the garden where I had to plant new lawn because of the gopher holes, and it managed to do the job great in those fresh areas as well. I always used the machine effortlessly, and I did everything from the seat of my RV because I was able to buy one finally and I’m happy with it. You also have to keep in mind that light assembly will be needed but it’s not hard at all. You will have to put in the wheels, but you’ll be able to do this in about 15 minutes, or at least that’s how long it took me for the job. You should also be aware of the fact that this unit does not come with engine oil, so if you don’t have any around the house, it’s recommended that you buy a quart. All in all, I’m pleased with how the Agri-Fab has been working so far, and I would definitely recommend the machine to anyone who needs a tow-behind mower.

Pros

What to like:

  • The forward rotating tines can be adjusted from 1.5 inches to 5.5 inches depth, and this will be very helpful for various mowing projects that you might have.
  • The powerful engine included in the machine can handle any soil condition.
  • The Agri-Fab 45-0308 Multi-Fit Universal Tow-Behind Tiller pulls behind any mower.
  • The machine works flawlessly even on sandy soil.
  • With the help of the Agri-Fab, gardening will become a much easier process overall.

Cons

What to consider:

  • The Agri-Fab is quite a heavy machine, and it’s recommended that you let the carrier know where exactly you want this machine to be placed because you won’t be able to move it on your own. But then again, you have to consider that most tow-behind mowers are really heavy especially the ones that are targeted at more extensive areas. They are built this way to be more durable and resistant over time.

Warranty

The Agri-Fab comes with a three-year limited consumer warranty. The engine is warrantied by the engine manufacturer.

Final verdict

The unique Agri-Fab 45-0308 Multi-Fit Universal Tow-Behind Tiller can be towed behind lawn and garden tractors with at least 12 HP that are compatible with a universal pin-type hitch. This machine comes with one of the most potent engines you will find on the market, and it will definitely be able to power through any soil condition. It will allow you to prepare the perfect planting bed with minimal efforts quickly. Overall, this tow-behind machine is an excellent acquisition for anyone interested in gardening or maintaining the backyard looking fresh and beautiful at the same time.

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