Grillo Rotary Hoes and Tillers


Grillo Rotary Hoes (Walk Behind Tractors) and Tillers are ideal for all garden, farm and organic growing applications. They are high quality tools, developed and proven in Italy for over 60 years. These products suit both the hobbyist or home/farm gardener as well as professional use such as bio-intensive growers, organic farming, landscapers and poultry litter management use.

Grillo Rotary Hoes are simple to use, easy to handle, sturdy, safe and above all, reliable. They are perfect for use in garden beds and where you need to till at depth.  Plough, furrowing and mowing attachments are available on some models.

Grillo Rotary Hoes, also known as 2-wheel tractors, walk behind tractors or pedestrian tractors, are a great option for gardeners who need heavy duty rotary hoes or tractors that don't compact the soil but can also have the flexibility of being able to take different attachments.

Grillo rotary hoes are ideal for organic gardening where it is important not to have soil compaction.


Q. What is a Walk Behind Tractor?

A. The best way is to think of it as a Rotary Hoe where the handles can be turned 180 degs to enable the PTO to drive other attachments.


The Walk Behind Tractor originated in Italy in the early 1950's.  They were designed for small blocks and farms that needed multiple attachments but only one machine to service and maintain.  It was also Grillo's original product when they started manufacturing in 1950.   Over 60 years of testing and use has seen this original model grow into a range of versatile and powerful walk behind tractors (or two wheel tractors as they are also known) that provide solutions to people in a variety of applications from small lifestyle blocks and farms to market gardens. 
 
Read all about the features of walk behind tractors that make them so versatile and so powerful here - Walk Behind Tractor Features >>

Rotary Hoes and Tillers

  • Grillo Rotary Hoes are simple and reliable.  Designed and built to last a life time.
  • Grillo rotary Hoes work at depth and on large clods. They minimise under-soil compacting
  • Grillo rotary hoes are even able to work in a greenhouse or on a small vegetable plot, and can hoe in corners without too many awkward manoeuvres. Vertical shaft motor-hoes are the best for this type of job.
  • Grillo rotary hoes are well balanced and can even be used on soft ground without sinking. They move forward smoothly, without undue effort from the operator.

Walk Behind Tractors for Bio-Intensive small plot farming

  • G52, G55, G84, G107D and G110 can take different attachments.
  • Attachments (depending on model) include Rotary Hoes, Sickle Cutter bars, Rotary Mowers, Furrowers, Rotary Ploughs, Flail mowers, Snow Throwers, Brushes and more.
  • Ability to perform in hard to access areas or slopes and reach places a normal tractor couldn't like close to fences, beside walls.
  • Their size and design make them very manoeuverable.
Learn how a rotary plough works


The Grillo Rotary Hoe Range in New Zealand


 GZ1

  • GZ1 tiller - ideal for home gardeners
  • Suitable for previously tilled soil, and gardens 
  • High build quality
  •  Easily transported or moved
See GZ1 product page with price



Princess

  • Top end domestic or commercial tiller
  • Suitable for previously tilled soil, and gardens 
  •  Cuts out to 80cms
 See Princess product page with price

G45

  • Top end domestic or light commercial rotary hoe 
  • Suitable for use on virgin ground 
  • 1 Fwd and 1 Rev gear
  • Counter-rotating tines 
  • All gearbox driven 50cm tiller - no belts

See G45 product page with price



G52

  • Top end domestic or light commercial rotary hoe 
  • Suitable for use on virgin ground 
  • 1 Fwd and 1 Rev gear
  • Handles offset and reversible for different attachments 
  •  Tiller 50cm 
  • Quick Coupler for future attachments
  • 37cm reduction kit available for lettuce rows for example
 
See G52 product page with price




G55

  • Top end domestic or light commercial rotary hoe 
  • Suitable for use on virgin ground 
  • 2 Fwd and 2 Rev gears 
  • Handles offset and reversible - for different attachments 
  •  Tiller adjustable from 58cm to 50cm 
 
See G55 product page with price
 

G84


  • Honda engine 
  • Light commercial rotary hoe 
  • 2 Fwd and 2 Rev gears 
  • Handles reversible for sickle bar mowing 
  •  Tiller adjustable from 58cm to 47cm to 37cm
See G84 product page with price


G107d


  • Commercial rotary hoe 
  • Petrol and diesel recoil start options 
  • 3 Fwd and 3 Rev gears 
  • Tiller adjustable from 68cm to 58cm to 37 cm
  • Optional tine extension kit expands cutting width to 77cm
 
See G107d product page with price
 
 

G110


  • Commercial rotary hoe - perfect for organic farming 
  • Diesel electric start 
  • 3 Fwd and 3 Rev gears 
  • Standard tiller 68cm (expandable to 77cm with kit)
  • Shuttle-shift reverse gear control
  • Brakes fitted as standard
See G110 product page with price
 
 

  • Handles reversible for different attachments
  • Tiller adjustable from 58cm to 47cm to 37cm