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BF-KM Mini-Cultivator

This STIHL KombiSystem mini-cultivator attachment is ideal for flower bed rejuvenation and mixing amendments into the soil.

BF-KM Mini-Cultivator
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 12reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by good idea but not for all soils I rented the KM130R because my soil is clay. I have tried to use it in untilled clay and again 2 weeks after the area was rototilled with a Heavy dury hydrostatic tiller.Here is what i found.The tines don't overlap so you wind up cutting 4 furrows if you cultivate straight. so you have to go forward and side to side. In really loose light dry sandy soil or compost this might be OK but in clay forget it. Large lumps of hard soil are fun to chase around the yard especially since the guard prevents you from seeing where the lumps wind up. Actually in the garden you have to guess where exactly you are cultivating. You have to either keep lifting the cultivator or try to look around the guard. This gets frustrating real quick since this is not a light machine.Any swale cutting in clay is a joke especially if there is grass.Again i used the HD Tiller and just raked it out.All in all I got some real bad advice about what this Cultivator could do. June 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GREAT PRODUCT A LITTLE AKWARD I previously had a competitors tiller attachment which I loved. I love my Kombi Stuff so was actually excited when I had a reason to purchase another attachment after the competitors quit working. With that being said. I do not like the angle of the tiller I am 5'5" and its just hard to get an angle for good torque and even tilling. My other system had a slight bend in the shaft at the head which made it much easier. All in all another great Stihl product just will take a few backaches to get used to it. June 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Unfortunate that the blades do not overlap. Bought this mostly to clean up our existing raised garden beds which consist mostly of composted garden soil. Unfortunately the tines do not overlap and you are left with raised ruts, especially in the center. There seems to be plenty of power, so the only reason I assume it's done the way it is, is to make it easier to remove the weeds that get tangled between the tines. This is the first of five attachments that I am not happy with and since it "touched dirt" I can not return it. I would suggest borrowing or renting one before buying it. April 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good but... Mini-cultivator is solid, well engineered, tough and durable. A bit heavy and hard to find the balance point when mounted to the 110 power head.Note that there are (at least) two styles of tines that can be mounted on the cultivator. The pick-style (shown in the picture) is very aggressive and will produce uniform but very fine soil - regardless of how hard the soil is initially. The bolo-style tines are, for me, a better choice in that there are fewer picks which leaves the soil a bit more clumpy.A previous poster noted the mini-cultivator is good for tearing out vines. With the 110 power head there's plenty of torque to rip out vines. The downside is the unit produces so much torque the vines can get tightly wrapped around the tines and shaft which then requires a multi-minute, mult-tool job to remove them. May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The right tool for specialized jobs Works great for tilling soil in tight areas in flower beds or in between vegetable garden rows. I use mine with the 130 R power head.The tines are stronger than they look. Hitting sizeable rocks in hard packed soil has surprisingly not bent any tines at all.I dug about 100ft of narrow trenches with a shovel, to bury sch40 PVC extensions for downspouts and a sump pump discharge. I used the mini cultivator to backfill the soil over the pipe. What a HUGE time and effort saver! Standing on one side of the trench, I reached across with the cultivator to the dirt pile on the other side, and "pulled" the soil back into the trench. It keeps the soil loose so that it fills in decently around the pipe. Most importantly, I have to believe I completed the task in about a quarter of the time it would have taken me with a shovel, with minimal effort. I decided right there this attachment was a good purchase.It's the right tool, for the right job. Be aware that larger areas with hard packed ground will not till up very easily, and without lots of effort. It's just not that type of a tiller. September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cultivates the toughest soil! I purchased the mini-cultivator as the first attachment for my KM90R and I have been more than pleased with it. We tilled up our first year garden in heavy clay soil and this cultivator has no problem keeping up with it. My wife uses it quite a bit and she loves it as well. She has even used it with my 11 month old son strapped on her in his carrier. It has made weeding a breeze and I used it right before we planted the garden to break up the soil a bit. I couldn't be happier, thanks stihl! July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! This lil bugger is perfect for flower beds, raised beds, or garden boxes. I was able to cultivate a 20' x 7' bed in about 10 minutes. The soil looked great and it absolutely demolished some small, unwanted roots in the soil. My flower bed looks great and it's ready for planting. It would've taken me at least an hour with hand tools. Instead, I was inside sipping iced tea after ten minutes of work and didn't even break a sweat. Awesome! July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Use this n the property I manage for removing ground vines, mertle, ivy, and turning under small weeds in different beds.Best feature is the quick release tine, 1 pin and both blade come off 1 side, also has a feature to install 1 to 4 of the blades and run it like that. All blades a separate, very easy to clean/untangle.Works great on ivy, stick it in, it balls it all up on the head, pull the pins, throw the vines in the trash, repeat. June 19, 2013