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Cub Cadet

Model RT 65

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Store SO SKU #639830

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

$799.27 /each
  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • 13" dual-directional, heat-treated, self-sharpening tines
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse

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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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Do the drive wheels have reverse gear

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No, you will have to get a tractor to get reverse
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Reno, NV
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April 25, 2016
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Yes they do. The tines do not turn in reverse.
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Mico, TX
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March 29, 2016
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Yes, it has five gear settings. Forward, neutral, and reverse, without the tines engaged. It has two settings in forward with the tines engaged, one with them rotating forward, and one with them rotating in reverse.
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Athens, GA
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June 10, 2014
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Drive wheels have a reverse gear with the tines disengaged. Reverse speed is appropiate for maneuvering.
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June 3, 2014
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yes
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Manchester, CT
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May 27, 2014
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Yes - traveling only (the tines don't turn in reverse)
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Lafe, AR, USA
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May 13, 2014
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yes, with or without the tines in motion.
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Faceville, GA
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March 19, 2014
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Yes. This tiller has five gear options. Three are with tines disengaged: forward, reverse and neutral. And two are with tines engaged: tines forward and tines reversed.
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February 3, 2014
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Hello,
No, the wheels do not have a reverse gear, this tiller is belt driven.
Thank you for your question.
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Can the tines counter rotate or go in reverse while the wheels go forwards? Most RT 65 models can do that.

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Goshen, IN
March 18, 2013
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.
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yes
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Lafe, AR, USA
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May 13, 2014
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yes they go in reverse, I have the hard clay, hill dirt, and it did a good job.
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Taylor Ridge, IL 61279, USA
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October 31, 2013
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The tiller will operate both counter and forward. The counter rotation really did the job on my clay soil.
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Tennessee, USA
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September 7, 2013
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the tines will go in ether forward or reverse while the tires run in forward. btw after running the tiller through the garden with the tines running in reverse the cut it up good try raising the drag bar up to midway go through again pushing down on handle bars and burying the drag bar to control speed. this will really chew up and aerate the soil.
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June 4, 2013
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yes,they can and do a very efficent job, but advise not to go deep at first. Make a shallow pass first I believe the tiller can handle the depth, but good advise not to abuse it. Make it last many years!
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Southern NJ
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May 5, 2013
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Yes, counter-rotating tines will make short work of any tough soil conditions.
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April 25, 2013
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Yes
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March 19, 2013
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Hello Gardener. The 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller utilizes counter-rotating tines. Thank you for your question.
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DOES IT HAVE A ELECTRIC START

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no but put it in forward and push about 30 mph and it will start
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No, but mine always started very easily. I think if you have a hard time manually starting it, you won't be able to handle this machine when rototilling. You might look at something smaller.
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No mine does not, but it has started very easy with the pull rope, I have not had any problem with the starting . Just remember to do the maintenence that the manal says, and I suggest to cover the tiller or store under cover when done . The weather is rough onit.
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No Linda, not an electric start machine, but the Honda engine starts very easily.
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March 16, 2013
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No electric start, But with the Honda engine, it starts so easy you most likley won't need it.
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March 11, 2013
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Hello Linda. The 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is not equipped with an electric starter. It must be started by using the recoil pull rope. Thank you for your question.
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Can i add an electric starter to it?

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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?
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no,just pull the rope and it starts on 1 pull
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I'm not sure whether you can or not. I'd suggest you contact the factory for the most reliable answer to your question.
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No, it is not an option.
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Hello Dobbs,
We're sorry, there is no electric starter to be added to this tiller.
Thank you for your question.
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not to the engine that comes with the machine unless you could get an upgrade from the engine mfr.
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I don't think you can add an electric start to it. I have no problem starting mine with about a half of the rope pulled. It starts very easily.. Put the choke on and when it starts, push the choke off and it will run great....
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 114 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tiller! I'm using it to prepare my front yard for seeding. The first area was not too hard packed and it went through that very quickly with the tines rotating forward. The second area was harder and I started with the tines in forward. The machine jumped forward and was hard on me holding it back. I ran it with the tines in reverse and it worked fine. The machine has five gear settings, forward, neutral, and reverse without the tines moving; and two more in forward with the tines rotating forward and reverse. In forward without the tines it still moves at the speed of when the tines are engaged. In reverse it moves very fast if you mash the engagement bail all the way. I eased squeezing the bail to get it to back-up slower. Last year I rented a front tine tiller and it beat me up in less than an hour. I was tired after using this one for a couple of hours, but not beat-up. I'm a skinny 64 year old guy. I did go through one belt kind of quickly. Finding an OEM belt in San Antonio was impossible, I had to order it online. I love it. March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent tiller While using the tiller on hard rocky ground that has not been worked for years, it cut into the ground with ease, didn't bounce me around like other tillers that we have had before. It starts easy with one pull and goes easily into gear, runs smoothly and all I have to do is walk behind it as it does the work in breaking up the soil April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great tiller TILLER WAS EASY TO ASSEMBLE& I LIKED THE FACT THAT CULTIVATE MODE IS A FASTER GEAR RATIO THAN TILL MODE. July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Tiller Works GREAT in all soils. We have three large garden plots and this tiller is a REAL work horse. June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome I've had one of these beasts for about 5yrs. I've ruined 2 tillers before this one due to the rough rocky ground. To put it simply, I've beaten the heck out of this one and it just keeps on ticking. Here in Arkansas we have more rocks than dirt, (and stuff grows in it just fine) and this baby chews right through it. Occasionally it'll catch a rock, but a quick change in tine direction throws'em right out. My garden is about 40x300ft and this tiller has never even broken a tine on all the rocks. I finally had to adjust the belt last year, and low and behold needed a new belt this year (who knew?). So ya, well worth the money, solid and very rough design. February 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Quality a. Only 2 tines out of 5 is not work. b. Moter is easy shun down on tine one (1 inch cut). c. Extra electrical wire outside - For what purpose ? January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tiller Great tiller, the only change that I would make is a swing handle so you can walk to the side while tilling June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tiller I have large garden and live in southern Mississippi and the soil is very hard and this tiller does the job. Very nice and easy to use. June 7, 2016
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