Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 66
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by farmboy long battery life, basic "tiller"
Bought the version with included battery and charger. Battery has better life than the larger one I bought a year ago with my string trimmer. Tines appear to rotate only about 90 to 120 degrees. Wet soil will clog tines. Wish it were more tiller like and the tines rotated like a blender.
May 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by susieq13 SoSo
Easy to use, but not very effective in heavy soils. Not very powerful and tines get clogged pretty easy. It will work fine for in between the plants in my garden, but definitely not for large beds. Not for continuous use as the battery does not last very long before needing recharge.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Great for small gardens
Very easy to use. Goes through standard battery pretty quick with using in hard soil. Purchased extended life batteries and works much longer on a single charge. Great for flower beds or small vegetable gardens. Definitely recommend!
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brad Makes a Great Gift !
I Bought it as a spring gardening gift for my sister. It arrived on her doorstep by mail the following day. She loves it ! I also gave her one of my extra Ryobi batteries and her gardening this year is fun fun fun. She loves the way it prepares the soil for planting. It is light weight and you don't have to bend over to get the job done. Can't wait to get samples of her salsa this summer !
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by miasisme Great little machine.
I used this to cultivate a 4x8 ft garden bed and it worked like a charm. Highly recommend.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ Excellent when used as intended
The Ryobi 18 volt cultivator kit works excellently when used as intended. It really isn't intended for breaking up hard soil, but rather for keeping soil loose and aerating between plantings of small to medium sized gardens. The kit comes complete with one of the small black batteries and the black charger. I highly recommend using the larger 4ah batteries for better performance and longetivity. The tines are replaceable and the handle adjusts to different heights and angles to suit just about any user. The 7 inch cultivating width is perfect for getting in between rows of plantings. I personally used a large tiller to prepare my garden, and then use the Ryobi cultivator to maintain it. The soil here is pretty hard though, and trying this cultivator in other soils I found that it can work just fine on its own if you have soil that is more loose in your area. The only downside to this cultivator is that the plastic covers which hold the O-rings around the output shafts tends to break easily. Other reviewers stated this, and in the 2 units I purchased, one of them had the issue. It doesn't seem to effect the operation of the cultivator however, and I don't worry about it too much since the operation seems fine.
April 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rockin57 Great little cultivator
I needed something to till my soil in order to plant grass seed. As I have a srinkler system, I could not use a rotortiller. This little Ryobi cultivator did a great job! It took a little time, but worked the soil well.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Not well made...
I guess it's made for super light work in already tilled dirt. I bought this last year and did ok for tilling between rows and other simple tasks. But this spring I was using it for simple tilling, I already pulled the vegetation and had turned the ground. I got about 1/2 way through my small garden and it snapped.
That's $100 I'll never see again.....
April 16, 2015