Model # RT 65

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Cub Cadet 18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller
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Cub Cadet

18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • 13" dual-directional, heat-treated, self-sharpening tines
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
$79927 /each

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The Cub Cadet 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is self-propelled and can travel forward and in reverse for ease of use. It uses a 208cc, 4-cycle engine for powerful performance and 12 metal tines to help ensure efficient tilling. Its 22 in. handles are adjustable, allowing you to be comfortable during use. The tiller comes with a pull-cord start-up mechanism for dependable operation.

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  • Rear-tine design allows for effective tilling
  • 12-tines are crafted with metal for strength
  • 18 in. maximum tilling width helps ensure tilling efficiency
  • Can travel forward and in reverse, allowing for use in a variety of conditions
  • Self-propelled to help reduce fatigue
  • Adjustable 22 in. handles for added comfort during use
  • Pull-cord start-up for reliable operation
  • Designed to use gasoline for convenience
  • Arrives partially assembled, allowing you to start tilling quickly
  • 208cc, 4-cycle engine is designed to deliver ample power
  • Model # 21AB45M8756

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Customer Questions & Answers

Do the drive wheels have reverse gear

Asked by: 1313
yes
Answered by: ptasap
Date published: 2017-03-24

Can the tines counter rotate or go in reverse while the wheels go forwards? Most RT 65 models can do that.

I would like to order this tiller, but I want to make sure the tines can be reversed for deep tilling. Tines that only go forwards will run away on my hard clay soil.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that's its best feature.
Answered by: thextexan
Date published: 2017-02-07

Can i add an electric starter to it?

i have read no electric start, but I know they are saying its not equipped with electric start, I wanna know if I can add electric start?
Asked by: Dobbs
You can have an electric start one you would have to buy another 208cc engine same specs shaft etc except with electric start ,and pay and lawn mower repair shop to switch them
Answered by: IBoughtOne
Date published: 2017-06-09

DOES IT HAVE A ELECTRIC START

Asked by: Anonymous
no but put it in forward and push about 30 mph and it will start
Answered by: nic
Date published: 2017-06-12
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Customer Reviews

18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 145.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought the Cub Cadet 18in rear tiller because I had a small front Tine that would just not cut it... Bought the Cub Cadet 18in rear tiller because I had a small front Tine that would just not cut it for me, it would just bounce a lot even when the ground was soft. I put this machine together and started on the first pull. "I like It" I would say I love it but I have one small problem. switching gears is a bit hard and the rod that connects the shift handle to the gearbox is very flimsy and not strong enough. I have to fight it to be able to get it to go. So much that the rod got bent, I have not used it since the very first day I bought it. I ran it and did my whole front and back yard, it has been stored in my shed ever since. Did I spend too much money? Maybe for a one time use. I could have gone to my local tool rental place and rent one for $70 a day and forget about it. But I figured someone in the family would need it sometime. Other than the shift rod, the machine runs and performs very well.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The tiller arrived mostly assembled. One of the lock nuts to mount the handle was missing entirel... The tiller arrived mostly assembled. One of the lock nuts to mount the handle was missing entirely, so a trip to town to retrieve that. The right wheel was installed with the valve stem to the inside as others have written. I have not changed mine yet. The tiller started the first pull; impressive. After I figured out where to put the indicator for the transmission, it tore up the 3000 sq foot field in less than hour. I ran over it several times, then again to till in horse manure and peat moss. It took more than a tank of gas to do one pass over the field. I changed the oil after 5 hours of use, and went to 30W. The reversing tines feature works better than I expected. It is heavy to do a ninety degree turn, but touching the clutch just right can help make it easier. It is slow in its transmission mode, but what's the hurry? I did lots of research before buying this, and it's just what I needed.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch the Choke Adjustment So for my third season I started my RT 65 only to have it not work. I went back to the reviews and decided it was me and not the machine. I quickly found the problem: I allowed the clutch adjustment to get loose and therefore not engage. I tightened it and it took off like new! I cannot say enough good things about this tiller!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have only had mine for a short time I used it only once so far to till my Garden. I like the w... I have only had mine for a short time I used it only once so far to till my Garden. I like the way it handled. I have a 38 year old Troy Built that sill works mostly, It is just to hard for me to handle. I will soon be 90 & the way this machine handles, I will be able to handle it as long as I can still garden. PS-- I don't have the knowledge or the equipment to send you a picture, Bill
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weather finally dried up enough to use this beast. It is of no use in wet clay, no surprise. Ti... Weather finally dried up enough to use this beast. It is of no use in wet clay, no surprise. Tilled turf to garden soil in three passes. Difficult to manage in untilled turf, I suggest the operator be physically fit. Much easier to operate in tilled soil. Gear shift is a bit sloppy and I concerned this may be a source of repair in the future. After about 5 hours of operation, it starts, runs, and operates well.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tiller!!! Can't say enough good things about it. I... Awesome tiller!!! Can't say enough good things about it. I believe most bad reviews are the result of people that have no idea what they are doing and abusing the machine. Yes the transmission can be a little trickey. that would be my main complaint. But it's easily solved by rocking the tiller.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This unit has great power to take on field sod in clay soil. This unit will break up the earth a... This unit has great power to take on field sod in clay soil. This unit will break up the earth and reduce it to a planting requirement on the first pass, hit it again and the soil is very workable. Change the blade direction to forward and the soil will be at a fine level. This unit will start with one pull most times, with the choke it will start every time on one pull. The first time you put fuel in it you will need to bleed the air out of the feed line. The oil is included with a neat easy to pour pouch. I purchased mine at the store, so it was assembled. The easy to follow instruction book shows how to assemble, but it looks like there is not that much to assemble. The tines have been engineered to perform much better than older models. They look the same, but they do a much better job. Most of the time i steer with two fingers. Everything is built with quality heavy duty material. What a pleasant change from the junk you find on the shelf in most stores now days. I have now completed one new garden and starting on a second one in prairie sod with heavy clay (damp). Don't think twice about getting this unit.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tiller worked great. Tilling hard clay soil for the first time. I had one tine loosen up and had ... Tiller worked great. Tilling hard clay soil for the first time. I had one tine loosen up and had to put a shim behind the tine to get it tight. Works good.
Date published: 2017-05-17
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