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Model PCV43

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10 in. 43cc Gas 2-Cycle Cultivator

$199.00 /each

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Perfectly prep your soil with the Powermate Cultivator. The Powermate 10 in. 43cc Gas 2-Cycle Cultivator is designed to help you accomplish a variety of cultivation and tilling tasks around your home and property. It is built for dependable, trouble free performance and is backed by an extensive service network to keep the cultivator running strong for years to come. The adjustable tilling widths of 6 in. - 10 in. and up to 5 in. tilling depth make easy work of weeding and aerating soil. Equipped with 7 in. rear wheels, this cultivator is easy to maneuver around lawns and gardens. The comfortable design allows you to work until the job is done. A 3-piece foldable handle allows for convenient storage and a front carry handle provides maximum portability.

  • 43cc engine delivers powerful operation
  • Four 8 in. Dia tines provide strong tilling performance
  • Maximum tilling width of 10 in. helps provide good coverage
  • Maximum tilling depth of 5 in.
  • 7 in. Dia wheels for maneuverability
  • Folding handle design helps offer compact storage
  • Manual start 2-cycle engine
  • Fuel mixture of 50:1 gas oil mix
  • 1.75 Gal. fuel tank capacity helps ensure you have a good amount of fuel on hand
  • Assembly required

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I have this cultivator for less than a year and it will no longer start. Suggestions?

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FrustratedOwner
April 8, 2013
I have tried using new gas/oil and have replaced the spark plug without success. The troubleshooting suggestions in the manual are useless. Do you have any other suggestions to try? Otherwise I will be stuck with a warranty claim and I suspect that will take more time than I've actually been able to use the cultivator...!
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Phenix City AL
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April 6, 2016
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I replaced the primer bulb at home depot. $7.97....(Universal primer kit that contains 3 bulbs of various sizes) .It was cracked and would only run for a couple seconds
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February 13, 2016
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Check to see if the kill wire, I believe it's green going to the magneto isn't melted or rubbing on the block. If it is, you may have spark but it will keep it from starting. I replaced mine with one a little longer and better hear resistance. Also I made sure it wasn't touching the block anywhere and now the tiller runs perfect.
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December 25, 2015
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Carburetor bulb prime rip where can I get a new one at??
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June 12, 2014
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I have had one for two years. It wouldn't start this year, even though I emptied the gas tank last fall. Carb
was ok, spark was weak. I took tiller apart, removed lower part and pulled clutch and flywheel with puller, found some rust on magneto and clutch used a little emory cloth and WD40, adjusted clearance, put back together, rechecked spark was then strong. Running better than new now.
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NW Oregon
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May 7, 2014
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Most problems are in the carbs for a small 2-cycle engine. Get plane gas, NO alcohol. If you can not get it then buy the 2-cycle fuel from Home Depot. Cost a little more but NO fuel problems. Also run ALL fuel out of engine before storing it for over 2 weeks.
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midland , texas
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March 30, 2014
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had this teller for one year ,now it will not start, put gas where the spark is, it will start for 2 second then dies.
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June 4, 2013
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I had the same thing happen to me. I took the air filter out and cleaned it.
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Palmyra, PA, USA
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June 4, 2013
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Check to be sure that you have spark to the plug, the shut off switch may be an issue.
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Buffalo N.Y.
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May 27, 2013
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I had the same problem, and unfortunately I don't have an answer.
Jim
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latinmike7
COMPTON
May 21, 2013
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what I have found regardless of the instuctions you get with a motorize product, a motor was made to run so as I do with my powermate is run it once a week for five mintes to make sure it start when I need it, and another is get get insurance best bet, next if you didn,t insure you product find a place that deals with your particular product and follow my steps, 5 mintes a week and it will always start
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Pennsylvania, USA
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May 14, 2013
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did you let the gas sit in it over the off season?
if so try starter fluid to start it but don't over use the fluid. spray it directly in the carb.
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Lewiston
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May 12, 2013
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Main problem: it's garbage. Most likely your problem: carb needs to be replaced. Very common with all of this brand. No matter how well you take car of it.
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May 5, 2013
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If you read the reviews, most complaints, including mine, center around the carburetor. The primer bulb is far less than durable and "breaks", or cracks. Because of this, the carburetor cannot maintain the vacuum pressure needed to keep fuel flowing in to the engine. As I researched today, a new carburetor is $80 from the one place I could find that carries parts. Warranty doesn't cover carburetor. If Read More
If you read the reviews, most complaints, including mine, center around the carburetor. The primer bulb is far less than durable and "breaks", or cracks. Because of this, the carburetor cannot maintain the vacuum pressure needed to keep fuel flowing in to the engine. As I researched today, a new carburetor is $80 from the one place I could find that carries parts. Warranty doesn't cover carburetor. If you can find a replacement bulb or I am going to try finding a piece of rubber to just bolt over the hole where the primer bulb is and use starting fluid to start the engine. Other than that, maybe a repair shop can fix it, if you find one that isn't expensive but I suspect that is also impossible. Read Less
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Fairfax, VA, USA
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May 4, 2013
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My suggestion is to cut your loses and dump it.
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South Amboy, NJ, USA
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April 22, 2013
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See if the store will exchange the unit. Run the unit out of fuel in future. Ethanol gums up in carburetors making it so fuel won't get through. Also check for spark.
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Opelika, AL, USA
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April 15, 2013
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I have the same problem. They told me it was a carbirator problem and not covered under the two year warranty. My machine is exactly one year old today.
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Long Grove, IL
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April 9, 2013
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Hello,
If you can email your contact information to customercare@mathold.com, we will have the appropriate person contact you to walk through your problems. We apologize for the issues that you are having and we hope to assist you soon.
Thank you!
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what is the fuel mxture

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Westminster, MD
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May 2, 2015
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The fuel mixture is 50:1.
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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April 23, 2015
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The fuel mixture for this cultivator is 50:1 and use 2 cycle engine oil.
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Houston,Texas
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March 31, 2015
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You are safe using 40-50:1. It is your preference. Echo brand at 50:1 will last a long long time.
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February 1, 2015
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40:1
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Westminster, MD, USA
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January 8, 2015
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50:1 oil/gas mix
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Roswell, GA, USA
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January 7, 2015
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The fuel mixture is 50:1.
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Jersey
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December 4, 2014
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tag on the tank said 50:1
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Cleveland, OH, USA
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December 1, 2014
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50:1 Use premium for best results. Or premixed ethanol free gasoline from Home Depot
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BF PA
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November 28, 2014
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You mix the fuel and oil to 50 parts gasoline to 1 part oil. Use the included oil container and add to 1 gallon of gasoline.
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November 28, 2014
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50 to 1. Home Depot sells two-cycle fuel in pre-measured containers for one-gallon of gas.
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Hixson,TN
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October 23, 2014
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The mixture ratio is 50:1, that is approximately 2.6 oz of 2 stroke oil to 1 gallon of gas. I suggest 93 Octane fuel and if you are going to store the machine for the winter add fuel stabilizer to the gas.
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Astoria , Oregon
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October 21, 2014
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40:1
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idles but dies when I try to speed up

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June 18, 2013
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cranberry
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April 25, 2015
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have the same problem and nothing I do fixes it. garbage!!!
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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April 23, 2015
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Make sure your air filters are clean, spark plug is not gunky with black carbon, and you might need to adjust the carburetor. Usually the carburetor needs to be adjusted, you need to turn it up because its idealling to low which is why its dying out. I hope these suggestions help you out.
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Hattiesburg, MS
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July 18, 2014
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You most likely have carburetor trouble, which is very common with this product. Ordinarily, you could rebuild the carb and be fine, but there are no kits available for this carb.
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Littleton, MA
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May 1, 2014
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A suggestion may be to clean or replace the air filter. Accumulated debis will reduce engine performance. Powermate recommends cleaning the air filter after every 5 hours of operation, but under dusty conditions, more frequent cleaning may be necessary.
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Rosenberg, Greater Houston
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April 23, 2014
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Please try to use premium gasoline, 93 octane, it it has ethanol.
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Capiz Province, Philippines
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April 9, 2014
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Loosen the cap on the gasoline tank. I guess there is a vent somewhere but it clogs with dust/dirt. The tank goes negative pressure and the fuel pump doesn't get fuel to the engine. Don't forget to re-tighten a bit or the cap will come off and you will slosh out some fuel!
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Eugene, OR, USA
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August 24, 2013
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Dies when giving it gas.
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northbridge mass
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July 7, 2013
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check your air filter or you carb needs to be cleaned
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Long Grove, IL
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June 24, 2013
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Hello,
Please send an email to customercare@matholdingsinc.com with your contact information and one of our technicians will be able to help you work through your problem.
Thanks!
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Palmyra, PA, USA
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June 18, 2013
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It sounds to me like your carburetor is running to lean, try adjusting the fuel mix screw out just a half turn.
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Lewiston
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June 18, 2013
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Carb is done. After much reading, seems to happen TOO often. Mine didn't make 5 hrs. Cut your loses and buy a real one.
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why does the powermate pcv43 pull so hard?

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Jerry
December 20, 2012
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Castaic, CA
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July 6, 2015
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My dirt is very hard and the cultivator bounces around like crazy. I just let the unit sit on the dirt and it slowly eats into the hard soil.
If you lower the wheels, you may get it to slow down. I noticed that my unit slows down when the tires are set low.
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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April 23, 2015
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First make sure you primed it 6 times before trying to start it and the choke has to be in the cold start position. You also have to grip the starter/throttle at the same time you pull the cord.
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April 23, 2014
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Could you please rephrase the question, or give details?
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northbridge mass
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July 7, 2013
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possibly a bent crankshaft or you need to put more oil the gas for lubricating the piston.try to pull spark plug and put a little oil in the cyclinder this may help if it does add more oil to your gas.it may smoke when you start it until it burns off
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Fairfield, CA, USA
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June 11, 2013
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when used properly the rotation of the blades churn the dirt up & mulch up vegetation it was designed that way to do the job intended.
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Palmyra, PA, USA
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If your tiller is a 2 cycle, be sure you have used the right oil to gas mix in it.
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Orangeville, PA 17859, USA
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May 29, 2013
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For me yes, my husband however does not have a problem with it
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latinmike7
COMPTON
May 21, 2013
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will it,s got a motor you got a nice one, just like me, you should try to use the drag stake, that may help, as for me I never do, I just keep pulling back on it and push the handles down when I want to go forward to make sure the new soil I add is mex in well with the existing soil, and water well.
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May 12, 2013
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The piston is warped and burned up
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South Amboy, NJ, USA
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April 22, 2013
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I'll ask some questions instead.
1 Does it run? The engine might be starting to seize.
2. Make sure that your mixture is right.
Went through 2 of these machines. One stopped starting. The second one locked up today. It was hard starting before it did.
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December 23, 2012
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Dear Jerry,
Thanks for your inquiry regarding your Powermate PCV43 cultivator. We would like to learn more about your experience during the starting procedure. Please send us your phone number or email address to customercare@mathold.com so we can better answer your question.
Regards, Bryan @ Customer Care, MAT Holdings.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 184 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase!! Very easy to put together, all I had to do was put the handle on. It even came with the oil mix for the gas, filled it up with gas, two pulls and it was running. It has a depth gauge bar on the back, and is perfect for cultivating in between rows. It is very light weight, has a throttle to go as fast as you want it to go. You can pull the tines off to make it narrower or you can take off the middle tines and be able to go right over the row and cultivate on each side. All around great little cultivator!! Great for flower beds also. June 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great little ground mixer I ordered this from homdepot website and few days later I got it and did some jobs with it Good quality, easy to operate and custom features from scratch cultivation to deeper soil tilling Starts easy reliable for my 4th July pumpkin start date. i used it prep garden for new pumpkin patch. Compared to other small tillers this one is smooth and quieter and poweful good for any small garden plot or vary large planters and raised beds also. July 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well Made Machinery The craftmanship going into creating the Powermate 10 in. Cultivator is high quality and detail oriented. The parts are tight fitting with remarkable strength capabilities. Assembly was extremely easy, because 90% of the cultivator was already pre-assembled at the manufacturing plant. The handles did require attachment with screws and wingnuts, however the hardware is large and handles easily. The fuel tank is front and center of the machine, which is smart placement for accessability. The bottle of oil is included for your first gallon of gasoline mixture. Having a one or two gallon gas can dedicated to this gasoline and oil mixture would be convenient. The non-slip gripped handles are very comfortable and go a long way in ensuring the job at hand completes in a timely manner. The motor is tight, the blades are strong, and the Powermate Cultivator appears made to last a long time. Many levels of gardening expertise could receive enjoyment from this machine. I happily give the Powermate two green thumbs up. July 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The little engine that could This arrived in the factory packaging and took very little time to assemble. All I had to do was attach the handles using the provided wing nuts, clip the throttle cable on to the handle, mix the proper ratio of gas to oil (a tad more than 2.5 ounces per gallon of gas), and I was up and running. Powermate equipped this with a 2 stroke engine otherwise known as 2-Cycle. This means you're going to have to mix gas and oil (make sure you use the right stuff) because there is no crankcase to fill. Powermate includes a bottle of the stuff to get you started. Smaller two stroke engines usually have the advantage when it comes to the weight to power ratio so I have a feeling that's why this style engine was chosen. I personally prefer 4-Cycle engines due to them being able to use straight fuel and I feel like they last a bit longer. But this is a garden cultivator basically so you might use it once or twice a year. This is a small unit suited for tilling a garden or mulch bed. I wanted to see if this little unit could break through some sections of my lawn that need to be re-seeded and it performed better than I would have expected. Make no mistake, this is billed as a "cultivator" which means it's really just supposed to mix/rotate/aerate the soil in your garden and won't have the power or capability you would get from one of the big full size tillers but I was able to use it on small sections of my lawn to loosen up the soil prior to putting down grass seed. After priming the carburetor it started on the third pull and once it got going I switched off the choke and it idled great. While using it I didn't even need to apply full throttle. I was able to do the job using around one half to 2/3 full throttle. It was very easy to control and it was easy to pull it backwards toward myself. Even though the engine doesn't have a huge muffler it isn't terribly loud. The loudness is probably about on par with a small lawnmower. I don't believe the engine is a name brand unit as I can't find any markings on it. The handles are really long so you can get quite a bit of leverage. The handle grips are very comfortable even after using it for a while. The left handle is a little loose on mine. I have tried tightening the wing handle nut but I'm afraid to tighten it too much and strip it out. It's still usable though. The blades can be removed and rotated so as to increase the cultivation width or to leave a gap in the middle if desired. Thanks to the small engine it is very lightweight. This is great when moving it around the yard or picking it up to store it away. The handle in the front makes picking it up a lot easier. Overall, a nice little unit that should work in just about anyone's garden. June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I love this tool - time saver - easy to use - a must have for gardeners Out of the box, it required super easy tool free assembly that took about 5 minutes. All it needed was attaching the handles using wing nuts, that’s it. Powermate included 2.6 oz. two stroke engine oil that needed mixing with one gallon of gas. So far, it has not taken more than 4 pulls to start and I have not experienced any start-up issues. Of course it’s new and I do not expect any problems either but given the fact that I use 93 grade gas, none of my 2 strokes out-door tools have ever given me any issues. So stick with 93 grade along with the fuel stabilizer. This cultivar is very easy to use and Powermate has made some improvements compared to its predecessor. The top handle is now 19” wide which makes it is much more stable, easy to control and less tip over. On/Off switch is now close to the engine assembly instead of next to the handle. Ergonomically I believe these are well thought improvements. I used it on a project where I had to plant 25 evergreens around the entire parameter of my patio. My ground is all clay and very hard to granulize. I dug a 50 feet long trench to place all 25 bushes two feet apart. The trench was about 20 inches wide so I had no trouble fitting this cultivator inside the trench. I was thrilled with its performance as it took no time in tilling the soil and breaking it apart into small granular form. Initially I thought I would end up using new ground soil. But observing the results it produced on my clay soil, I mixed my current soil with 4 bags of manure and humus, made a big pile on a tarp and put this cultivator on top of it, ran it for good 20 minutes to completely mix and further granulate it. Within half hour, I had rich ground soil ready for my plants. It saved me at least 10 bags of ground soil that would’ve cost $80 plus. Top score on that. Since it is light weight, I am also using it on my above-ground vegetable bed. I simply place it inside the parameter of the bed and run it. A task that used to take about 25-30 minutes is now completed within 3-4 minutes without any fatigue. Remember that its tines are not made for digging, it’s a cultivator, so dig out using a shovel and a pick, then use this to break down the soil. If you have a flower bed, vegetable garden or mulch beds, you got to get one of these and start enjoying the gardening. I strongly recommend this power tool. June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Encouragement for Urban Gardening. Easy to start, easy to use, idea for small spaces. Very surprised how powerful this tiny tiller was. I expected it to just bounce off the ground but it dug right in and tilled the soil into a nice power. It was easy to start, and had a choke position, primer bulb, and pull start. It started on the first pull. It requires an oil/gas mixture of 50:1. The options include removing tines to narrow the tilling area even smaller. The lever which engages the tines is either on or off, there is no variable speed. Pretty impressive for such a small engine. It is also very light weight. The tines dig down about 6 inches maximum, could probably go deeper if you stayed in the same spot for a minute or two longer. It is not very loud even when engaged, more quiet than a gas mower. April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is an ANGRY Machine !!! This machine came well packed and arrived promptly. Assembly is a few minutes which only involves attaching the handlebars and filling the gas/oil tank. It has a pretty large fuel tank for a smaller machine and should run quite a while, What amazed me the most was the amount of power. I have been slowly digging a hole for a dry well I was installing at my home. I had reached a spot about 3 feet down where the soil was incredibly HARD and PACKED... Since this machine is light enough for almost anyone to handle I was able to easily lift it down into the hole and use it to cut thru thru the hard pan so I could continue to dig, rather than having to use a pick axe. This little machine TORE thru everything like it was butter, I was really amazed at the torque and power for something this size. You wont be disappointed. Starts easily and runs well... This is money well spent., May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful Little Cultivator If you plant a small garden every year then the Powermate 10 Inch 43 cc 2-Cycle Cultivator may be just what you need. This cultivator may be small, but it’s very powerful and performs well. It quickly tears through compacted soil and is easy to handle. The Powermate 10 Inch 2-Cycle Gas Cultivator comes with a 43 cc (OEM Branded) engine, four 8 inch diameter tines that cultivate a 10 inch path, adjustable wheels for setting depth, and an adjustable spike for creating drag. The little 43 cc engine started right up and runs flawlessly. It quickly cultivates a small garden soil with little effort. The only negative is the flimsy handle connections on the cultivator. Bracing between the handle ends makes the handles much sturdier. Overall, the good performance outweighs the flimsy handles. Recommended for cultivating small home gardens. April 20, 2016
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