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18 in. 196cc 4-Cycle Rear-Tine Counter Rotating Gas Powered Tiller

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You can till a large amount of area in a little bit of time with this Powermate tiller. The 13 in. heavy duty, pneumatic tires stabilize the tiller over rough terrain. This powerful tiller works to complete the job quickly and effectively while still being easy to maneuver.

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  • 9-3/5 ft. per lb., 4-stroke OHV engine is both powerful and efficient
  • Rear-tine design is perfect for tough garden projects
  • Counter-rotating tines help to complete the job quickly and effectively
  • 11 in. tines dig deep into the earth to remove weeds and allow for fresh soil to be upturned
  • 18 in. tilling width allows the tiller to cover a large amount of space in 1 pass
  • Easy to maneuver and capable of making sharp turns
  • Manual-recoil start helps to make the tiller lighter and easier to manipulate
  • 13 in. heavy duty, pneumatic tires stabilize the tiller over rough terrain
  • Foldable, pistol-grip handles help with storing the tiller in winter months when not in use
  • Gasoline-powered engine allows the user to till a large amount of area in little time
  • Gear-drive system provides maximum fuel and engine efficiency, allowing the unit to run on less power input than when operated manually
  • Side shields come standard with the tiller to help protect the unit’s engine
  • Tiller comes fully assembled except for a few parts allowing for compact transportation of the unit after purchase

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18 in. 196cc 4-Cycle Rear-Tine Counter Rotating Gas Powered Tiller
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does it have a reverse gear ?

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Antelope Valley
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May 23, 2016
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Yes this has a reverse gear. The reverse gear is a separate handle from the forward gear.
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gilbert, arizona
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February 17, 2014
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Yes, there are 2 handles, one is for forward and the other is for reverse. The blade engages on both.
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Texas, USA
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July 24, 2013
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Yes - there are two levers on the right side of the handles. One on top propels the tiller forward and one on bottom propels it in reverse.
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Utah, USA
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May 13, 2013
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Yes, it is engaged by the lower lever.
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Malden Bridge, Chatham, NY 12115, USA
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April 24, 2013
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Yes, both forward and reverse are on the handle. Very easy.
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Portland, OR
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April 15, 2013
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Yes, it has a reverse that works pretty well. Helps you get it back from fences and other things that border your garden.
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Long Grove, IL
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March 25, 2013
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Yes. This unit has a forward and reverse gear-drive system.
Thank you for your question!
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how do you engage the wheels? pretty heavy and clumsy to push around.

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gilbert, arizona
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February 17, 2014
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It's very easy. tilt up the tiller and pull the pin out, slide the wheel over, put the pin back in. Reverse the process as needed. If you are moving it up hill, it is heavy. If you are moving it on a flat surface, not problems.
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Yulee, Florida
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December 21, 2013
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Their are pins that need to be inserted into the holes in the wheels and the axles.
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Texas, USA
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July 24, 2013
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When you assemble the unit you have to be sure you put the hitch pins in correctly or the wheels will not engage. If the pins are installed correctly - the wheels will engage when you depress either the forward or reverse levers on the right side of the handle.
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Malden Bridge, Chatham, NY 12115, USA
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May 13, 2013
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There is a forward and reverse paddle on the handle. Real simple. You can push it if you pull the pins on the wheels, push them in, and re-insert the pins. The wheels then spin free. Good for level ground.
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Long Grove, IL
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May 13, 2013
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Hello!
Thank you for your question. Please see the attached file that describes how to place wheels in tilling position. Please feel free to follow up with any additional questions about your tiller.
Thank you!
Karyn from Customer Care
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Utah, USA
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You can move it under is own power, or there are two quick release pins that allow the wheels to free spin.
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How & where do I purchase the "Side Guards" for the Tines for this model.

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I would like to know if I can purchase the "Side Guards" that cover the Tines for this model.

In addition, I have two things that bother me. The first problem is that in order to get the Tiller to my garden, which is about 120 ft. from my barn where I keep it stored, I have to un-pin the wheels as it states in the directions and then re-pin them once there. It seems that the older the tiller the longer it lasts. It is kind of difficult to pin and un-pin the wheels with just one person. You have to "TILT" it to one side, and at the same time reach way down un-pin, slide the wheel in and then re-pin it. Then do the same for the other side. Ridiculous! The Second problem is that this tiller does not come with "Side Guards" for the tine area. One would think that that is a safety issue. The other nice thing about "Side Guards" is that not only does it keep things from getting into the tines from the sides but they keep the tilled dirt in its row, without spewing out to both sides. For the money these things cost, there should be more to it.

Signed; Happy but yet disappointed
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Please refer to the owners manual for A parts list and toll free number to call and order them.
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May 20, 2016
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Regarding your Powermate Rear Tine Tiller, there are no “side guards” available for this product. There are no service parts or retrofit kit available for this tiller. Regarding the method used to transport and engage the drive wheels for tilling, please consult your owner's manual for proper operation. Our model does use wheel locking pins to engage or disengage the drive wheels from the drive axle. Read More
Regarding your Powermate Rear Tine Tiller, there are no “side guards” available for this product. There are no service parts or retrofit kit available for this tiller. Regarding the method used to transport and engage the drive wheels for tilling, please consult your owner's manual for proper operation. Our model does use wheel locking pins to engage or disengage the drive wheels from the drive axle. You will need to tilt the unit to one side and then the other to disengage the pins from the wheels to allow the unit to be pushed to/from the work area. No need to run the engine. Once you get to your work area, a quick re-engagement of the pins into the drive wheels and the unit is ready to go to work. Read Less
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what's wrong with it

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I been looking for a tiller, there has been one (powermate) at the Lebanon location for some time now and after several years it's still there. It must be the price of the unit or there is some problem with it. I know it's not new model because the info I took off it is the same one that's been there.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. This is a great machine.
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August 25, 2015
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The warranty on this tiller is for a period of two years from the date of delivery to the original purchaser.We suggest asking the store representative concerning your specific questions related to this particular Powermate Rear Tine Tiller.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 45 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by awesome excellent tiller. put it together and it fired right up and did a great job. May 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Had for 2 years. I bought this unit 2 years ago and have used it a dozen times. My problems started with a completly smoked reverse belt. Next came a stripped wheel drive gear. This unit has only one speed forward and one speed backward. It has proven to be built of inferior qualty parts. Cost of parts are over $400. I would strongly recomend doing your homework before buying this unit. If you do buy it, make sure you purchase the extended warrenty, you'll need it. May 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Tiller I bought this tiller earlier in the year to plant a garden. Tilled up an area about 40' X 50' that had never been tilled up before (had lots of grass). This tiller is a beast - tilled through the virgin ground very well and made quick work of our small plot. I've used it 3 or 4 times so far this year (garden maintenance) and I've had zero trouble getting it to start or stay running. The only complaint I have is that it only has 2 speeds - stop and go - and go isn't very fast if you are moving the tiller from one place to another (like from the garage to the garden area) it is VERY slow. Would be nice to have a couple of different speeds and also be able to move the tiller without having ti engage the tines. Overall it's a great tiller (we'll see how it performs for the fall garden and for spring next year). July 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Good product, horrible reliability and customer service Bought a reconditioned model for almost half off, great deal so I thought. Brought home and worked great for the first year of use. Fired it up this year and it would go forward and backward and then you would start and the tines would move like a champ but no tire movement. Tore it down to the bare pieces, found a worm gear had a nice 4" flat spot worn down. Call up customer service give them the part number off the data sheet and was told no we don't sell that part but will sell you the full transmission for the price I paid for the tiller in the first place. Have spoken to several people that fix tillers and they don't think it can be fixed as no parts are available. Guess it will be a 1 product purchase for me. June 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great tiller I see a lot of people don't follow what it says to do with tiller. like the wheels they do move back and roll the tiller with it not running easy to do. This tiller do work great digs right down no problem at all..The top hole in the depth bar is not the same size because that is not a guild hole it so you can pick up the depth bar love how easy you can move to site with wheel moved up to engine. and really love how it dig I dug 12 inches down by just pulling tiller back and going over same area. and that area had never be touched with a tiller. This will be great in all 3 gardens I have a 30 x 60 a 45 x 60 and a 15 x 30 this tiller has great power when tilling. yes if you run motor to get it to garden for where you store it. It runs SLOW but shift wheel like it said and you can walk any pace with it. and then put wheels back in tilling holes before tilling .just bought this today 8-20-15 so don't know about long haul how it will hold up. one thing I did not like is the pin that goes to hold tires on. can come off why using. I fixed that drilled a hole in pin and but a pin to hole the wheel lock pin on not just the ring they give you. August 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by so far ao good Took a little while to get used to leaves a large ridge when tilling deep and is a bit slow schreeches when cluch is engaged but dosn't seem to affect tiller very strong and sose a nice job. June 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Overall good After a week, store finally located one and got it for me. It was put together already, I think floor model from other store. Pins fell out of the drive gears on the tires and I was wondering why it didn't go very good. Bolt that secures the depth rod is too short, had to replace it with one I h ad. Don't like the counter rotating blades. Seems to pile up the tilled dirt in front of the machine not smoothe behind like others I've used, ie; the red machine. I'll probably take it back. Pretty unwieldy to use. Motor runs great. Don't like the way it leaves the dirt you've tilled. Seems like I'll have to hand rake the whole garden. Not too happy. April 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent machine I bought the floor model at a nice discount. Upon the first use, the valve stem came off of one of the tiers. I brought the tire back to Home depot and they replaced the tube at no charge.....I was out of there in 25 minutes. The engine started up on the first pull and it tore up our garden, which is about 30 x 30. After running it through about 4 or 5 more times, everything works great. There is no neutral, so you have to pull out a pin on each tyer to move it without having the blade engaged. For the amount of money I saved on the purchase, this does not bother me at all. If there are any problems in the future, I'll post them, but so far, I'm very pleased. February 17, 2014
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