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Ryobi Expand-It Universal Cultivator String Trimmer Attachment
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Ryobi

Expand-It Universal Cultivator String Trimmer Attachment

  • Fits most brands' attachment capable gas string trimmers
  • Adjustable 7-10 in. steel tines for easy tilling
  • Large shield provides protection from debris
$89.97 /each

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Use the Ryobi Expand-It Universal Cultivator Attachment for String Trimmer to convert a grass string trimmer into a tiller. The attachment features adjustable 7-10 in. steel tines and a durable gear box.

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  • Assembled dimension: 12.5 in. W x 33 in. D x 13 in. H
  • Fits Ryobi, toro, weed eater and troy built attachment capable trimmers
  • Adjustable 7-10 in. steel tines for strong performance
  • Durable gear box for a long life
  • Tines can be changed easily and quickly without tools
  • Adjusts without tools
  • Use to convert a string trimmer into a tiller

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Will this cultivator work with a ryobi 725r gas trimmer

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July 29, 2016
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Hello Ccelddoson! The 725r was manufactured by a different division of Ryobi and it not compatible with the universal product. However it it attachment capable to power head model RY251PH and RY34007. i hope this helps. Thanks for reaching out to us!
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May 18, 2016
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YES, I have a 17 year old 725r 31cc unit and just bought this for my raised beds. I love it!
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April 8, 2016
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Yes, this cultivator will work with a Ryobi 725R gas trimmer.
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What's the tilling width? Is that adjustable?

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July 4, 2016
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About 16 inches, and it is not adjustable.
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The tilling width is 13", the width of the tiller. It is not adjustable. Works kind of like a hand mixer in your garden.
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July 20, 2015
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Thanks for your inquiry Keen.. For a narrow tine pattern: Remove hitch pin from each side of the cultivator. Remove the left and right outer tines (A and D). Remove felt washers. Replace hitch pin in alternate holes on each side of shaft. NOTE: Do not force the tines on or off the shaft. If you experience difficulties when removing the tines, apply some penetrating lubricant on the shaft. When Read More
Thanks for your inquiry Keen.. For a narrow tine pattern: Remove hitch pin from each side of the cultivator. Remove the left and right outer tines (A and D). Remove felt washers. Replace hitch pin in alternate holes on each side of shaft. NOTE: Do not force the tines on or off the shaft. If you experience difficulties when removing the tines, apply some penetrating lubricant on the shaft. When reinstalling the tines, make sure to clean and lubricate the shaft and the tine hubs. Hope this helps. Read Less
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what lubricant is inside of it? I have one and have used it for many years and now it seeps black goo.

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Also how do you put new lubricant into it?
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June 2, 2015
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First time I used mine, after barely 10 minutes it STOPPED WORKING. I could rev the motor, but the tines would not move! I thought it had broken already! (I'm writing this because what happened was that a small stone wedged itself in the tines and jammed it. Obviously to protect the engine, it has some sort of an "automatic transmission" design so a jam like this doesn't ruin the motor. So, this is what Read More
First time I used mine, after barely 10 minutes it STOPPED WORKING. I could rev the motor, but the tines would not move! I thought it had broken already! (I'm writing this because what happened was that a small stone wedged itself in the tines and jammed it. Obviously to protect the engine, it has some sort of an "automatic transmission" design so a jam like this doesn't ruin the motor. So, this is what I'd think that "black goo" is from. A form of hydraulic grease. )
Since you say you've owned it for many years, and these cost just $89 brand new, I'd say it has given you a very good service life, and it's now time to simply replace it. It's old and worn out.
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May 13, 2015
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We reached out to MFG for more information and below is their response.
“I’m sorry to hear that you’re having issues with your Expand-it Cultivator. It sounds like your gear housing is cracked, causing a grease leak. If it is still under warranty, I recommend contacting our customer service (1-800-860-4050) to assist you in locating your nearest authorized repair Read More
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We reached out to MFG for more information and below is their response.
“I’m sorry to hear that you’re having issues with your Expand-it Cultivator. It sounds like your gear housing is cracked, causing a grease leak. If it is still under warranty, I recommend contacting our customer service (1-800-860-4050) to assist you in locating your nearest authorized repair center. If it’s not under warranty and you plan on doing the repair, they can help you find the replacement part. In short, new lubricant can be added; however, it sounds like there may be a bigger issue.”
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It's just grease. Something like SKU 153429 There is a small nut on the side that could be replaced by a grease fitting, but if it's leaking, I'd take it apart (T25 bolts), scrape the edge and run a bead of gasket maker over it SKU 1001218056 You'll have to take the shield off first (4 bolts) and the tines (hitch pins) to separate the two halves of the gear box, but then it's easy. just a worm drive. Read More
It's just grease. Something like SKU 153429 There is a small nut on the side that could be replaced by a grease fitting, but if it's leaking, I'd take it apart (T25 bolts), scrape the edge and run a bead of gasket maker over it SKU 1001218056 You'll have to take the shield off first (4 bolts) and the tines (hitch pins) to separate the two halves of the gear box, but then it's easy. just a worm drive. When you put it back together, make sure that the drive shaft is fully seated in the worm drive before torquing down the top bolts on the gearbox. I just did this last night, took about 1/2 an hour and it works fine now. GL Read Less
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Will this work attached to a 18 volt Ryobi weed trimmer?

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August 31, 2016
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Unfortunately, it will not. The Ryobi 18-Volt trimmer is not compatible of the Expand-It product line.
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Hi Jj,
Thanks for visiting our site!
Unfortunately, this Expand-It Cultivator will not attach to the Ryobi !8-Volt trimmers.
The 40-Volt Ryobi power system is required to operate this cultivator. This attachment is available with the power head that you need. Find it here: Read More
Hi Jj,
Thanks for visiting our site!
Unfortunately, this Expand-It Cultivator will not attach to the Ryobi !8-Volt trimmers.
The 40-Volt Ryobi power system is required to operate this cultivator. This attachment is available with the power head that you need. Find it here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-10-in-40-Volt-X-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Attachment-Capable-Cultivator-RY40770/206468663
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 219 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works well so far This is a good product for working in flower beds and other small areas. quick and easy to use. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works great I use this to remove dead sod and it works great and saves time. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good for plants and gardens I bought this Ryobi cultivator to attach to my Cub Cadet power head. It has the universal connector that you find on many consumer models ( I have read that echo and sthil have their own connectors.) it is a solid unit. it was hard to get through dry Oregon clay. watering it down the day before helped and breaking it up with a shovel or pick gives you pieces that the tiller can chew up. your arms do get a good work out. This is definitely for gardens and bushes. If you are doing a lawn rent a good rear tine tiller. July 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lacking durability Seemed to turn dirt just fine but something internal broke within 20 minutes of use. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product! This power cultivator was the first power cultivator I've ever used. I was really pleased with it's performance, and it wasn't hard to control. It did the job in my planter boxes so fast and easy that I was wondering where else on my property I could use it. No problem attaching to the power source. Assembly was easy -- just attaching the cultivating blades to the cultivator motor axle. This was a good purchase for me, although I may only use it only once or twice a year. The "Expand-It" concept is great -- and, saves money because you don't have to buy a specific, dedicated power tool that can only be used for one specific purpose (unless that's what you need). May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not as advertised I was using this with my gas toro trimmer I couldn't get enough power out of the blades to break ground and my garden has been cultivated.I will be returning this item to the store. July 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Expand-it cultivator This little monster is great for turning soil around the edges of a garden along with around plants. My garden is approx 130ftX13ft, this cultivator does a pretty good job. 2 draw back to this , 1 not very effective breaking packed soil, 2 the cultivator and motor is bulky and heavy. I'm a pretty fit 57 yr old, and it will give me quite a work out. If you should purchase this , would be advisable to purchase a strap to help take some of the weight off your arms. Have purchased 2, 4stroke mini cultivators both which lasted 1 and half seasons before they burned up and at $300, dollars a piece, this is well worth a little work out .If you dont mind a little sweat , this is a great buy for the price. One last thing is, its made very well, not a cheap tool. Hope this was useful. June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ryobi cultivator attachment. Attached to Ryobi 40v li-ion string trimmer head. Have used only once briefly. Was concerned that 40v head would not be powerful enough. For light duty cultivating it worked well. Have no used enough yet to establish blush run time. With limited experience, I would recommend. June 28, 2016
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