Cub Cadet 12 in. 29 cc 4-Cycle Gas Cultivator-GC 148 - The Home Depot
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Model # GC 148

Internet # 203860528

Store SKU # 790965

12 in. 29 cc 4-Cycle Gas Cultivator

Cub Cadet 12 in. 29 cc 4-Cycle Gas Cultivator

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$299.00 / each


Model # GC 148

Internet # 203860528

Store SKU # 790965

Store SO SKU # 639830

The Cub Cadet 12 in. 29 cc Gas 4-Cycle Cultivator features a 4-cycle engine that is designed to offer powerful performance with quiet and efficient operation without the need to mix the gas and oil. The deep-dig tines are ideal for prepping smaller vegetable gardens, flower beds or herb gardens. This cultivator has 6 multi-cut tines that are designed to slice through tough soil, break up hard-packed ground and sever roots. These tines can be removed by simply removing the D-clips to create 3 different tilling widths of 6 in., 9 in., or 12 in. This Cub Cadet Cultivator also has an easy folding handle to promote easy storage.

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  • 29 cc, 4-cycle engine designed for powerful performance with a quiet, efficient operation without the need to mix your gas and oil
  • Deep-dig tines ideal for prepping smaller vegetable gardens, flower beds or herb gardens
  • 6 patented 3-way tines, designed to dig, turn, and tear
  • Adjustable to 6 in., 9 in., 12 in. tilling width accommodates a variety of areas and tasks
  • 8 in. tilling depth for optimal bed preparation
  • 5 in. x 2 in. poly wheels for maneuverability
  • Lightweight, ergonomic plow-handle design for comfortable use
  • Spring-assisted pull cord for easier manual startup
  • Foldable handle for easy storage
  • 3-year warranty gives you peace mind
  • Model # 21AK148G912
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
33 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
18.313 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
16 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Tine length (in.) 
Wheel Diameter (in.) 
5 in 
Wheel Width (in.) 
2 in 
Adjustable Forward Speed 
Adjustable Handle 
Assembly Required 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
4 Cycle 
Foldable handle 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Maximum Till Depth (in.) 
Maximum Till Width (in.) 
Number of tines 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
28 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
SAE 30 
Start Type 
Pull Cord 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3-year limited 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 71 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Square Foot Garden Ever I love this unit it for square foot gardening because of the light weight. You just remove the wheels, add 1-2 inches of compost and using one hand just drop it right in any foot by foot square. I can rotate from a winter to summer veggies garden one square at a time. This unit lets my garden produce 100 per cent of the time. I did try the home lite electric unit and burned it up in 5 minutes. Took it back and got this unit. Like going from a toy to a real machine, this guy has lots of power and can bury the tines 8-10 in deep with no problem. Its been 3 mo and we have the best garden ever this year with 8 in cabbage hearts, full collards ant tons of lettuce. You cant beat it for small gardens and flower beds. February 19, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Literally fell apart after 1 1/2 months of occasional use My wife bought this for our small garden in Hawaii. Our soil is loamy with small rocks and had just previously been cleared with a Bobcat. We used the tiller for prepping rows prior to planting -- maybe 300 sq feet of ground. The engine would stall every time a pebble got caught in the tines; that was the initial frustration. After maybe 10 hours of use, the tiller started shaking itself a part. The metal base where the engine and handles mount actually broke at all four attachment points and the tiller is now useless. We took it back to Home Depot yesterday and they said, "Sorry, it's been more than 30 days since you purchased it so we can't do a return." Now we're stuck dealing with the manufacturer. Oh joy! Unless you're doing only VERY LIGHT gardening tasks, I'd avoid this machine. It's cheap ... but not in a good way! April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for the Home Gardener Assembly was pretty simple (under 10 minutes). I filled the unit with oil per the instructions. I added gasoline and primed the engine. It started on the third pull. I tilled an area about 10'X10" in 30 minutes. I tried various height settings until I was satisfied. This product is for the home gardener. It's great for flower beds and small gardens. This is so much easier than doing it by hand! I have a few more areas I need to do. There is a cheaper brand available at HD, but I do recommend it. If your a home gardener, you will love this product. March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Always a good buy with Cub Cadet, great product This little machine has lived up to it's expectation. The power in it is unbelievable as it tears through the rough soil and weedy areas. Great contribution to your reputation Home Depot and I'm glad I waited to find the right buy. I like the light weight and sturdiness, and thanks for the pre-assembly. Two screws, add oil and gas then went to work. I have used it both on my home garden and the landscaping pics attached. Good stuff! July 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by worst tiller e er I purchased this tiller at Home Depot. Before it was off warranty I had to return it since it would not start. It took 6 weeks to get it back, and it worked, that time. I used it maybe 4 times, all small jobs around the yard. I emptied the gas and oil for the winter and stored it inside. Two weeks ago, I got it out, put in the proper amount of oil, then the gas and tried to start it. It roared to life for about a minute and stopped dead. I took it to a local small engine repair place and they said it had blown a head gasket. No good, no way to repair down the drain. After this experience, I will NEVER buy a Cub Cadet product again. I warn others to heed my experience and buy something else. April 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't buy I tried everything to get this thing to run. I added the correct amount of oil and put fresh gas in the tank. I followed the directions word for word. It would run for about 15 secs then shut off. I adjusted the throttling screw and messed with the carberator for a good 4 hours. After a few hundred pulls and a couple of blistered hands later I put that piece of junk back in the box to return it. Maybe I got a lemon, maybe not. Either way I'm going to spend the extra $50 for the smaller Honda tiller April 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for a cultivator first thing this is not a tiller it's a cultivator. My background is a shop manager for a landscape company. This machine runs ok it's a 4 stroke so the engines rpms are lower than a 2 stroke but it still has enough power. The fuel i use is 89 octane don't go cheap all small engines use 89 octane. Think mine has a problem with the vented cap I can hear a hiss when I open the cap. I might install an echo style vent. If you are buying this as your tiller just have someone ahead of you digging up the dirt with a shovel. Overall this machine is has good has a mantis or an echo aand it is over 100 bucks cheaper. Buy it. April 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just buy this one I love this thing. First bought a Honda because of the add on accessories available, but returned it the same day as it was hard to start and kept shutting off when my hand moved too much on the right handle, hitting the on/off switch. Brought the Cub Cadet home and it started right up and ran great. It does a great job and I couldn't be happier, it's a beast. Easy to start, easy to shut off when I need to, but I don't end up shutting it off accidentally. The choke is a bit hard to get to, but that's the only issue I've had and it's not bad. May 6, 2014
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