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My pony wants to just take off just pulls across the garden no matter where i set the depth handle what do i do so my tiller will just dig the garden

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Your garden seems to be especially hard. Set the depth to the minimum and hold it back if it wants to run away with you. Continue back and forth ... maybe side to side ... increasing the depth slightly as you complete each series of passes. Key is holding it back.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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