Department of Agriculture
Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization
RCEF Mechanization Program

Available Technologies

Floating Tiller


The floating tiller is a walking-type agricultural tractor commonly used in the waterlogged fields. It is equipped with front-mounted tilling wheels and a floatation structure.

This tiller can be used on deep mudded field or called "laboy". It has a portable and simple design and can perform fast and efficient land preparation.

Moreover, this type of machine is lightweight and can be easily transported.

Engine 9-10 hp diesel, air-cooled
Cutting width Minimum of 1 m
Speed 2.5–4 km/h
Labor requirement 1 person
  • Can be used on deep mudded field or called “laboy”
  • Portable and simple design
  • Fast and efficient
  • Lightweight and can be easily transported