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18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • Choose Between Forward and Counter Rotating Tilling options
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
$ 899 00
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Product Overview

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • Choose Between Forward and Counter Rotating Tilling options
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
The Cub Cadet 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is self-propelled and can travel forward and in reverse for ease of use. It uses a 208cc, 4-cycle engine for powerful performance and 12 metal tines to help ensure efficient tilling. Its 22 in. handles are adjustable, allowing you to be comfortable during use. The tiller comes with a pull-cord start-up mechanism for dependable operation.
  • Rear-tine design allows for effective tilling
  • 12-tines are crafted with metal for strength
  • 18 in. maximum tilling width helps ensure tilling efficiency
  • Can travel forward and in reverse, allowing for use in a variety of conditions
  • Self-propelled to help reduce fatigue
  • Adjustable 22 in. handles for added comfort during use
  • Pull-cord start-up for reliable operation
  • Designed to use gasoline for convenience
  • Arrives partially assembled, allowing you to start tilling quickly
  • 208cc, 4-cycle engine is designed to deliver ample power
  • Model # 21AB45M8756
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • Choose Between Forward and Counter Rotating Tilling options
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
Model #: RT 65
Sku #: 877370
Internet #: 203445596

The Cub Cadet 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is self-propelled and can travel forward and in reverse for ease of use. It uses a 208cc, 4-cycle engine for powerful performance and 12 metal tines to help ensure efficient tilling. Its 22 in. handles are adjustable, allowing you to be comfortable during use. The tiller comes with a pull-cord start-up mechanism for dependable operation.

  • Rear-tine design allows for effective tilling
  • 12-tines are crafted with metal for strength
  • 18 in. maximum tilling width helps ensure tilling efficiency
  • Can travel forward and in reverse, allowing for use in a variety of conditions
  • Self-propelled to help reduce fatigue
  • Adjustable 22 in. handles for added comfort during use
  • Pull-cord start-up for reliable operation
  • Designed to use gasoline for convenience
  • Arrives partially assembled, allowing you to start tilling quickly
  • 208cc, 4-cycle engine is designed to deliver ample power
  • Model # 21AB45M8756
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • Choose Between Forward and Counter Rotating Tilling options
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
The Cub Cadet 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is self-propelled and can travel forward and in reverse for ease of use. It uses a 208cc, 4-cycle engine for powerful performance and 12 metal tines to help ensure efficient tilling. Its 22 in. handles are adjustable, allowing you to be comfortable during use. The tiller comes with a pull-cord start-up mechanism for dependable operation.
  • Rear-tine design allows for effective tilling
  • 12-tines are crafted with metal for strength
  • 18 in. maximum tilling width helps ensure tilling efficiency
  • Can travel forward and in reverse, allowing for use in a variety of conditions
  • Self-propelled to help reduce fatigue
  • Adjustable 22 in. handles for added comfort during use
  • Pull-cord start-up for reliable operation
  • Designed to use gasoline for convenience
  • Arrives partially assembled, allowing you to start tilling quickly
  • 208cc, 4-cycle engine is designed to deliver ample power
  • Model # 21AB45M8756
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • Choose Between Forward and Counter Rotating Tilling options
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
Model #: RT 65
Sku #: 877370
Internet #: 203445596

The Cub Cadet 18 in. 208 cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is self-propelled and can travel forward and in reverse for ease of use. It uses a 208cc, 4-cycle engine for powerful performance and 12 metal tines to help ensure efficient tilling. Its 22 in. handles are adjustable, allowing you to be comfortable during use. The tiller comes with a pull-cord start-up mechanism for dependable operation.

  • Rear-tine design allows for effective tilling
  • 12-tines are crafted with metal for strength
  • 18 in. maximum tilling width helps ensure tilling efficiency
  • Can travel forward and in reverse, allowing for use in a variety of conditions
  • Self-propelled to help reduce fatigue
  • Adjustable 22 in. handles for added comfort during use
  • Pull-cord start-up for reliable operation
  • Designed to use gasoline for convenience
  • Arrives partially assembled, allowing you to start tilling quickly
  • 208cc, 4-cycle engine is designed to deliver ample power
  • Model # 21AB45M8756
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Price
$571.34
$899.00
$899.00
$1,399.00
Ratings (39) (209) (19) (32)
Power Type Gas Gas Gas Gas
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
53.875 in
Assembled Height (in.)
34.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.75 in
Handle Length (in.)
22
Product Depth (in.)
53.875
Product Height (in.)
34.5
Product Width (in.)
22.75
Tine length (in.)
18

Details

Adjustable Forward Speed
No
Adjustable Handle
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial
No
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
4 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
208
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
4 Cycle
Foldable handle
No
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.58
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
7
Maximum Till Width (in.)
18
Number of Tines
12 Tines
Number of tines
12
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
269lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
Yes
Start Type
Pull
Tine Material
Metal
Tine Position
Rear Tine
Translucent fuel tank
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year residential

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
53.875 in
Assembled Height (in.)
34.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.75 in
Handle Length (in.)
22
Product Depth (in.)
53.875
Product Height (in.)
34.5
Product Width (in.)
22.75
Tine length (in.)
18

Details

Adjustable Forward Speed
No
Adjustable Handle
Yes
Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial
No
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
4 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
208
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
4 Cycle
Foldable handle
No
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.58
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
7
Maximum Till Width (in.)
18
Number of Tines
12 Tines
Number of tines
12
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
269lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
Yes
Start Type
Pull
Tine Material
Metal
Tine Position
Rear Tine
Translucent fuel tank
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year residential

Questions & Answers

Do the drive wheels have reverse gear

Asked by: 1313
YES
Answered by: 1HAMMER1
Date published: 2018-05-31

Can the tines counter rotate or go in reverse while the wheels go forwards? Most RT 65 models can do that.

I would like to order this tiller, but I want to make sure the tines can be reversed for deep tilling. Tines that only go forwards will run away on my hard clay soil.
Asked by: gardener
Yes, that's its best feature.
Answered by: thextexan
Date published: 2019-05-02

Can i add an electric starter to it?

i have read no electric start, but I know they are saying its not equipped with electric start, I wanna know if I can add electric start?
Asked by: Dobbs
You can have an electric start one you would have to buy another 208cc engine same specs shaft etc except with electric start ,and pay and lawn mower repair shop to switch them
Answered by: FedupinFredonia
Date published: 2017-06-09

DOES IT HAVE A ELECTRIC START

Asked by: LINDA
no but put it in forward and push about 30 mph and it will start
Answered by: nic
Date published: 2019-03-22
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Customer Reviews

Cub Cadet 18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 209.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Has gear issue As several others point out who gave it a 1 rating the gears seem to have problems. I too noticed this when shifting into reverse, the gears grind unless you jiggle the shifter. It should not require jigging anything because the gear selector is solidly in the only position possible for reverse. Only if I jiggle it every time before engaging the clutch will it not grind. Also as someone else pointed out it goes too fast in reverse which is dangerous like it could run into you if your not quick walking fast enough backwards - and yes it goes too slow in forward when the tines not engaged - makes no sense at all. i don't know why an American made product can't get it right. you hear about junk made in China but in the US its supposed to be better? Plus it was missing a cotter pin on one of the tines. It's shameful they don't think $800 should get you good quality. I will try the Husquavarna or Troybilt which had slightly better rating from people, 4.5 stars instead of 4.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The tiller arrived mostly assembled. One of the lock nuts to mount the handle was missing entirel... The tiller arrived mostly assembled. One of the lock nuts to mount the handle was missing entirely, so a trip to town to retrieve that. The right wheel was installed with the valve stem to the inside as others have written. I have not changed mine yet. The tiller started the first pull; impressive. After I figured out where to put the indicator for the transmission, it tore up the 3000 sq foot field in less than hour. I ran over it several times, then again to till in horse manure and peat moss. It took more than a tank of gas to do one pass over the field. I changed the oil after 5 hours of use, and went to 30W. The reversing tines feature works better than I expected. It is heavy to do a ninety degree turn, but touching the clutch just right can help make it easier. It is slow in its transmission mode, but what's the hurry? I did lots of research before buying this, and it's just what I needed.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Tiller I have had this tiller for a couple months, I broke a 40'X120' garden that is semi rocky soil, picked about 2- 5 gal buckets of rocks out, It broke this garden in about an hour 1/2 and I have went over it about 15 to 20 times, the only problem I have had is I had to replace belt due to me increasing the throttle over factory preset, making it go faster and burning up a belt, my fault not tiller fault, I researched all of the tillers on the market around this price range, and read the reviews, Cub Cadet had the best reviews and the best warranty, Most all of the name brand tillers including this one are made from the same offbrand companies, So I mainly went with warranty and reviews , But this is a tough tiller and highly recommend, I don't baby equipment around....As for some people having problems engaging it in gear or having belt problems....it takes somebody that it mecanically inclined to operate some equipment or figure out whats wrong!
Date published: 2012-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tiller! I'm using it to prepare my front yard for seeding. The first area was not too hard packed and it went through that very quickly with the tines rotating forward. The second area was harder and I started with the tines in forward. The machine jumped forward and was hard on me holding it back. I ran it with the tines in reverse and it worked fine. The machine has five gear settings, forward, neutral, and reverse without the tines moving; and two more in forward with the tines rotating forward and reverse. In forward without the tines it still moves at the speed of when the tines are engaged. In reverse it moves very fast if you mash the engagement bail all the way. I eased squeezing the bail to get it to back-up slower. Last year I rented a front tine tiller and it beat me up in less than an hour. I was tired after using this one for a couple of hours, but not beat-up. I'm a skinny 64 year old guy. I did go through one belt kind of quickly. Finding an OEM belt in San Antonio was impossible, I had to order it online. I love it.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought the Cub Cadet 18in rear tiller because I had a small front Tine that would just not cut it... Bought the Cub Cadet 18in rear tiller because I had a small front Tine that would just not cut it for me, it would just bounce a lot even when the ground was soft. I put this machine together and started on the first pull. "I like It" I would say I love it but I have one small problem. switching gears is a bit hard and the rod that connects the shift handle to the gearbox is very flimsy and not strong enough. I have to fight it to be able to get it to go. So much that the rod got bent, I have not used it since the very first day I bought it. I ran it and did my whole front and back yard, it has been stored in my shed ever since. Did I spend too much money? Maybe for a one time use. I could have gone to my local tool rental place and rent one for $70 a day and forget about it. But I figured someone in the family would need it sometime. Other than the shift rod, the machine runs and performs very well.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I did a lot of shopping around for the right rear tine tiller for my needs and I'm very pleased w... I did a lot of shopping around for the right rear tine tiller for my needs and I'm very pleased with this purchase. I needed a medium heavy-weight to turn the soil in my large garden with twin rotation tines and gears for forward, reverse, and neutral. I took it out of the crate, spent about 10 minutes on the assembly of the handle and cables, added oil (provided), cycled the engine 3-4 times with the ignition off, and no gas, to work some oil in, added fuel and then started it on the first pull. Was in the garden going to full tine depth 20 minutes after bringing it home. Get a friend to help if you can't manage the 330lb crate... once you get it on the ground, it's simple to uncrate and assemble. There is always a learning curve on new equipment and going from front tine tilling to rear tine has a bit of that, but it is much easier on my back and took 1/4 of the time or less to get the job done. Glad I bought it and grateful to Home Depot for honoring my veteran's discount!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I needed a rear mount rototiller and I needed immediately only one they had in stock. Directions ... I needed a rear mount rototiller and I needed immediately only one they had in stock. Directions to put together were difficult to read for an elder person print was small and pictures were smaller put you can not change gears in this thing. it sticks in neutral and you have to bang it into gear and if you are lucky it goes into gear spent most of the time trying to get into gear once it gear had plenty of power. my neighbor came to help his 36 year old troy built ran circles around my machine. I read another customer had problem with the shifter. and the manufacter said they would take it to heart. they sure did not.i will give it one more try I have a feeling this unit is going back. I remember in junior high we had a tiny little old lady that drove the school bus we called her grinding gears granny. Trying to get this unit in gear sounds the same grinding gears cadet
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, I haven’t had any big issues with the... So far, I haven’t had any big issues with the tiller. It starts easy and does nice tilling, even on the hard, packed soil. I would give it five stars except for the gear and tilling shifter is hard to move and it is hard to turn when tilling. The old tiller turned way easier.
Date published: 2019-09-24
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