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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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Longview, Texas
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July 4, 2016
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About 16 inches, and it is not adjustable.
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September 22, 2015
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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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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 223 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I have a Ryobi Expand-it power unit and have used it for many years with my lawn trimmer and edger, so I thought when I decreased the size of my garden that this unit would be just the ticket. I was wrong, I used it for about an hour before it seized up and I had to take it back to the store. I'm sure it is fine for real light tilling but not so requiring it to work hard on clay soil. The store clerk showed me a unit that much better suited my needs and was less hard on me to move around. This unit is not that light weight when you are trying to use it for any length of time, my forearm began to get tired and sore. October 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ryobi tilling cultivator It works very well in soft soil. But for anything hard or firm the machine is too light. Fix this review site also it is so screwed up I had to re write this review 3 times. It has a problem backing up and deleting letters. Good luck maybe that's what you want so people get frustrated and give up. Not leaving a review October 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by its ok but I no how to put the blades/tillers together but really it is cheaply made I dont think the average joe will figure it out but if they do great I think with out the blades attached is a joke. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time saver Attached it to my power head and within 30 minutes I was done turning my soil in all my raised flower beds. Now the head is heavy I would not recommend if you have issues lifting or being able to hang on during operation. September 20, 2016
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 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
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