Bertolini BT 190 Petrol Cultivator


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  • Manufacturer: Bertolini

The Bertolini 190 rotary tiller is ideal for home gardeners who need to soften up the soil for seeding. This particular model offers an excellent combination of manageability, light weight and user-friendliness.

SKU: BT190

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A high quality rotary tiller might seem to be the preserve of professional horticulturalists and smallholders, but home gardeners can also save a lot of time and energy by using such a machine when preparing flowerbeds and vegetable patches for planting or when readying bare earth for grass seeding. Even allotment holders can benefit from the power and efficiency of a powered tiller, especially given that one machine can be shared amongst a group to get maximum value for money. Bertolini’s BT 190 rotary tiller is perfect for just these kinds of situation, combining impressive power with reassuring user-friendliness.

Driven by a hardworking 182cc Emak K700 four-stroke petrol engine, with overhead valve technology included to ensure great fuel efficiency and optimal performance, the BT 190 has more than enough power to deal with most common soil cultivation tasks (such as softening up compacted soil for seeding or weeding and aerating vegetable patches). A two-speed gearbox, meanwhile, offers both forward and reverse gears for enhanced manoeuvrability, allowing you to turn more quickly in tricky areas and to free the tiller blades almost instantly should they become stuck in dense soil. The BT 190 also features a retractable front wheel to facilitate transportation, so getting this powerful machine to where it is needed is pleasingly hassle-free.

Equipped as standard with a set of four riveted steel blades for an effective working width of 60cm, the BT 190 is perfect for use in medium-sized gardens where versatility is a necessity; its aforementioned manoeuvrability, for example, means that precision work between closely planted rows of crops is simplified, but its power and tilling width also allow larger areas of ground to be worked with admirable efficiency. The BT 190’s robust steel frame and reinforced chain guard, moreover, work to protect the transmission from damage caused by stones and accidental knocks, thus ensuring a long and reliable service life, while the quick-coupling system used on the rotors facilitates routine maintenance.

To make the BT 190 even more user-friendly Bertolini has also included a variety of ergonomic design features, such as the easily accessible recoil starter and the convenient multifunction control lever. Even the handlebars are designed to make life easier, with secure handle grips and a height adjustment mechanism ensuring comfortable operation. As such Bertolini’s brilliant BT 190 is perfect for just about everyone from the dedicated home gardener to the casual horticulturalist down on the allotment, thus making demanding soil cultivation work much more manageable.

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Technical Specifications

Engine/motor: 182cc Emak K700 OHV 4-stroke
Power source: Unleaded petrol  
Starting system: Recoil    
Transmission: Chain    
Gears:   1 forward/1 reverse  
Tine configuration: Mid-tine    
Working width: 60cm    
Working depth: N/a    
Handlebars: Adjustable  
Weight:   47kg    
Warranty:   2-year commercial  
Weight 54 kg
About Bertolini
Bertolini was founded in 1953, at first producing pumps for the agricultural industry, and a year later expanded their range to include a mower, the Bertolini BFR 54. With their reputation for quality firmly established Bertolini went on to produce a range of cultivators and tillers that became the standard tool for the market gardeners and vineyard owners of the Mediterranean hillsides, favoured due to their outstanding durability in the hot and dusty conditions. Bertolini wheel tractor units gained a reputation as flexible and easy to use on rough terrain.

These cultivators became indispensable tools. It wasn't long before customers were asking for bespoke machinery to suit their particular horticultural needs, a demand that Bertolini were happy to answer until it became economically impossible to continue as manufacturing costs began to soar. More recently, the Emak Group acquired the Bertolini brand and since November 2008 awareness of the large range of tillers, cultivators, scythe cutter bar mowers, flail mowers and transporters has increased dramatically with the demand for their two-wheeled tractor units growing at-a-pace. The range of products available in the U.K. is still slightly limited, but with a rapid increase of interest in their excellent equipment, the Bertolini range of horticultural machinery is here to stay.

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