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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Product Overview

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

Product Overview

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
53.875 in
Assembled Height (in.)
34.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.75 in
Handle Length (in.)
22
Product Depth (in.)
53.875
Product Height (in.)
34.5
Product Width (in.)
22.75
Tine length (in.)
18

Details

Adjustable Forward Speed
No
Adjustable Handle
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial
No
Engine Displacement (cc)
208
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
4 Cycle
Foldable handle
No
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.58
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
7
Maximum Till Width (in.)
18
Number of tines
12
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
269lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
Yes
Start Type
Pull
Tine Material
Metal
Tine Position
Rear
Translucent fuel tank
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year residential

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
53.875 in
Assembled Height (in.)
34.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.75 in
Handle Length (in.)
22
Product Depth (in.)
53.875
Product Height (in.)
34.5
Product Width (in.)
22.75
Tine length (in.)
18

Details

Adjustable Forward Speed
No
Adjustable Handle
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial
No
Engine Displacement (cc)
208
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
4 Cycle
Foldable handle
No
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.58
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
7
Maximum Till Width (in.)
18
Number of tines
12
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
269lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
Yes
Start Type
Pull
Tine Material
Metal
Tine Position
Rear
Translucent fuel tank
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year residential

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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: gardener
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: LINDA
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 153.
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 We are beyond pleased with this rototiller. It more than met our expectations. One of the featu... We are beyond pleased with this rototiller. It more than met our expectations. One of the features that stands out is it's size. We have about a half acre we put in garden every year and we really needed a much larger machine than the one we had. It's perfect for our needs. The ease of use is awesome. We like that it is dual directional. We have had it about a month now and it does everything we need it to. We would highly recommend this product to anyone in need of a great rototiller and we always refer friends and family to Home Depot. This product gets 5 stars from us.
Date published: 2017-08-01
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a beast. I have used the machine for about 12 hours so far. It is awesome but you do have to get used to it. I have used it to make grass areas back into beds, 3 in deep setting and turn the 10x100ft garden soil at 6 inches deep without any problems. It can yank and toss you around some if you are not careful or dont have your footing. It works its way thru most roots and smaller rocks, as well as can take out your buried cable tv service or sprinkler pipes, so use it carefully. It is a mechanical shift so you do have to get used to rocking the wheels and jamming gears sometimes when it doesn't want to listen. I think I am going to have to build my new toy its own storage shed!
Date published: 2017-04-11
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