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Sun Joe

Model TJ601E

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Tiller Joe Max 9 Amp Electric Tiller and Cultivator

$183.00 /each
  • Powerful motor tackles tough jobs
  • Hassle-free, push-button start
  • Corded design means no gas, oil or batteries to worry about

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The Tiller Joe Max TJ601E 9 Amp Electric Tiller/Cultivator holds the power found in a gas tiller with the convenience of electric power. Its six steel angled tines enable the Tiller Joe Max to loosen the ground and make any planting or dirt removal easier than with hand tools, relieving operator strain by using power and reducing weight and motion needed. Behind the convenient, low-maintenance design and dependable performance is a powerful 9 amp motor. The corded electric design means you don't need to worry about dead batteries, running out of gas or making the right gas-oil mix. In addition, with push-button instant-start technology, you can trust it will be ready to go whenever you are, with no frustrating, arm-wrenching pull starts required. Smart, safe, and easy to handle, it also features a safety switch that prevents accidental start-ups as well as a pair of oversized, ergonomic handles for ultimate comfort.

  • Easy push button safely engages tiller operation
  • Instant electric start
  • Cultivates a 18 in./46 cm wide path in one pass
  • 7 in. cultivating depth with six durable steel blade tines
  • Powerful 9 amp motor
  • No gas, oil or tune-ups
  • Folding handle enables unit to store easily and take up minimal space
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Can I use a regular heavy duty extension cord with a Sun Joe 14 gauge cord? I need at least 100'. TY!

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June 7, 2016
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I use a heavy 12 gauge 100' cord, then a lighter 18 gauge short 20' cord to keep the weight down at the machine. Never had an issue.
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I used a 50' 14 gauge cord and it worked fine. My tiller is a 9 amp. Not sure what would happen with 100'.
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yes-I did
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If the "regular" heavy duty extension cord is also 14 gauge, its rated for ~20 amps so it should be no problem, since the Sun Joe is 9 amps.
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Yes you can, however I use 100ft. of 12 gauge with mine. Seems to run better, but that's just my opinion.
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I think 14 gauge is good for 15 amps so the tiller should be fine since it uses only 9 amps. Just check to see if I am correct about the 14 gauge and 15 amps. You also don't want to go with too long an extension cord. I use a 12 gauge (20 amps) for a little insurance. I actually use two 12 gauge cords...one is 25 feet and the other 50 feet. There is info on the Internet on cord length versus amperage Read More
I think 14 gauge is good for 15 amps so the tiller should be fine since it uses only 9 amps. Just check to see if I am correct about the 14 gauge and 15 amps. You also don't want to go with too long an extension cord. I use a 12 gauge (20 amps) for a little insurance. I actually use two 12 gauge cords...one is 25 feet and the other 50 feet. There is info on the Internet on cord length versus amperage ratings. Read Less
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Specs recommend 14 gauge, and I'd use 14 or 12 gauge (lower number is bigger copper#. With a 100' length cord, you don't want to drop the AC voltage too low, or the amperage will increase, which is hard on the motor, tending to overheat the windings and wear it out faster. The bigger the wire #i.e., lower the number#, but less voltage drop there is across the 100'. A 9 amp motor at 115 VAC is over 1 KW Read More
Specs recommend 14 gauge, and I'd use 14 or 12 gauge (lower number is bigger copper#. With a 100' length cord, you don't want to drop the AC voltage too low, or the amperage will increase, which is hard on the motor, tending to overheat the windings and wear it out faster. The bigger the wire #i.e., lower the number#, but less voltage drop there is across the 100'. A 9 amp motor at 115 VAC is over 1 KW #1035 watts# at full load. 14 gauge is probably safe; 12 gauge has a little more margin for error. Read Less
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Yes, I used a 16 gauge cord and the cord wasn't even warm. It doesn't really pull that much power so I think it's fine but i'm not an electrician. I do tend to find that people over engineer their problems and solutions. I use heavy gauge cords for an electric welder but this is like a vacuum cleaner.
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We have been dealing with gas tillers up to now so we don't know what the equivalent horsepower the 9 AMP is. Can you tell us?

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It was actually more power than I needed for raised beds-it's very powerful. It made super soft soil(like brown sugar) in my compacted beds down to it's 8 inch design. It never stalled and walking behind it I sank my feet in 3 in, like walking on a cloud. It would not cut in the Nevada ground we have--but nothing does short of bulldozers and nitro, but in top soil it was great.
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Sandra, a 9 amp electric motor is about 1.5 HP. Not a lot. If you were going to do something for a long, extended amount of time, I would stay with a gas unit that you normally deal with. But for maintaining and conditioning something already done, it should work fine. Your determining factor is time. Something that is going to take 1-3 hours, the electric should work fine. Hope that helps.
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If I rated the horse power of this Tiller it would be kinda low. It is not overpowered that's for sure but for wha I use it for it is great. Probably not for real hard ground all though I have never used it on that. Hope this helps.
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9 amps x 115 Volts =1035 watts; 1 horsepower = 550 foot-pounds / second or about 746 watts. Your voltage may vary between 110 - 120 VAC, but a 9 amp motor is approximately 1.4 horsepower. Unlike the losses (and heat) of a gasoline engine, nearly all of that power is converted into usable force at the tines.
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Nope - not exactly but I can tell you that the 18 inch tine and the power of this thing are fine for household gardening, in fact we used a rented tiller that was massive before and this did exactly the same thing only instead of weighing in at 100+ pounds it was 18 pounds and quiet. It was so easy to use and where it was necessary I could let it sit on a spot longer and it mashed through it and sifted Read More
Nope - not exactly but I can tell you that the 18 inch tine and the power of this thing are fine for household gardening, in fact we used a rented tiller that was massive before and this did exactly the same thing only instead of weighing in at 100+ pounds it was 18 pounds and quiet. It was so easy to use and where it was necessary I could let it sit on a spot longer and it mashed through it and sifted rocks no problem. I would never recommend a gas tiller again unless you really need to do a small farm and like the pain in the butt that it is to deal with that. Our area was about 100 feel long and 18 feet wide and we did it to 7" of depth in 30 minutes. Read Less
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Is this a front or rear tiller?

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July 26, 2016
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Cindy, This is a front tiller.
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I think it's considered front however you can take the wheels off to do deeper tilling.
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July 25, 2016
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This is a front tine.
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Can any of the Tines be removed.

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I may not want to till an 18 inch wide path.
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Yes. And replaced.
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April 26, 2016
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Yes, the tines can be changed and removed.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 124 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Electric Tiller... Yup ! Got this on a special one day sale for under $100 bucks, and couldn't pass it up. Looked at reviews and watched Youtube videos of the item, and it looked legit. Received it and didn't take long to assemble it. It's got a transport mode (wheels down) and use mode (guide spike down). It's so lightweight, I just leave it in use mode and carry it to and from the garden. For it's size it works GREAT! Last year I rented a gas powered tiller, and it was a LOT of work to use. It was so heavy, and I really had to hold onto it, as it was working. With this small unit, just pull and push it forward and backward and let it work the dirt. It does an amazing job, and I don't have to worry about fuel, oil changes, etc.... (nor fuel going bad after it sits for a year, till next season!). Make sure you wear gloves, and safety glasses.... and boots, otherwise you'll get dirt in your tennis shoes (ha ha). Oh, and always be aware of where your power cord is, so you don't accidentally 'till' it! June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprisingly Strong I was very surprised at the power this unit has since it is electric powered. My only criticism would be it being so light it bounces which requires more forearm strength. My soil is loamy and was able to get down several inches with ease. June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good lightweight tiller this is a light weight cultivator. It gets the job done, but it takes longer than it would ith a larger tiller. Being small does have it's advantages. its fairly easy to carry and small enough to go between rows in the garden June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprising little machine Plenty of power, tills deeper than I expected it to, and handles hard dirt well. Be careful of long grass - mow first or the grass will wind up around the shaft . Works good with the wheels off. June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Seervice Ever Purchased the 601E 11 months ago.. While tilling a new garden I hit a rock abbout 5 inches underground and one of the tines broke . This is not the first rock i hit but it kept on going and so did I. Called Sun Joe and talked to Karina about replacing the tine. I was fully ready to purchase it but instead Karina inforrmed me that they would be sending me out a new tiller and all i need to do is send theen the broken one WHAT GREAT AND UNEXPECTED SERVICE. Thank you Karina May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Yay or Nay? I buy things according to reviews and thought I should offer my opinion. Used it to cultivate for new grass and till vegetable garden Pros: Price Electric(no pull cord, has, oil). Easy to put together. Easy to start. Cuts through smaller roots/sticks. Does not bog down. Cons: It will "till" but more of a cultivator. Electric cord management. Bounces around some because of lighter weight. Not easy to keep moving forward. Have to flip wheels around to manage depth. May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent value The size and power are more than adequate. Wish it were a bit heavier. It tends to jump up when it hits some hard soil. Otherwise excellent tool to turn hard dirt or grass into powder. June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for the homeowner More than enough power for your flowerbeds and garden. Knocked out what I needed done in no time. If your on the fence or rent them buy this product June 8, 2016
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