Model # RT 65

Internet #203445596

Store SKU #877370

Store SO SKU #639830

Cub Cadet 18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller
0043033561223

Cub Cadet

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

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • 13" dual-directional, heat-treated, self-sharpening tines
  • Self-propelled drive with power forward and reverse
$79900 /each
store icon Loading Buying Options...
package icon Loading Buying Options...
Sorry, but we ran into issues loading these options. Please try refreshing.

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • 13" dual-directional, heat-treated, self-sharpening tines
  • 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

Product Overview

  • Powerful 208cc Cub Cadet OHV Engine
  • 13" dual-directional, heat-treated, self-sharpening tines
  • 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.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • 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

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

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
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
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
269lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
Yes
Start Type
Pull
Tine Material
Metal
Tine Position
Rear
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
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
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
269lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
Yes
Start Type
Pull
Tine Material
Metal
Tine Position
Rear
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: ptasap
Date published: 2017-03-24

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: 2017-02-07

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: IBoughtOne
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: 2017-06-12
  • y_2017, m_12, d_15, h_4CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_51
  • loc_, sid_203445596, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 95ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 156.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are beyond pleased with this rototiller. It more than met our expectations. One of the featu... We are beyond pleased with this rototiller. It more than met our expectations. One of the features that stands out is it's size. We have about a half acre we put in garden every year and we really needed a much larger machine than the one we had. It's perfect for our needs. The ease of use is awesome. We like that it is dual directional. We have had it about a month now and it does everything we need it to. We would highly recommend this product to anyone in need of a great rototiller and we always refer friends and family to Home Depot. This product gets 5 stars from us.
Date published: 2017-08-01
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 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 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money bought unit, put together, fit and finish was terrible. had to work at getting the clutch adjusted and it barley would move, it wouldn't provide enough power to turn the tines in 1 inch of dirt and make the wheels turn at the same time. would smoke the belt. after thinking I had a beginning started then the bolt that holds the pulley on the engine came out and the threads were mashed and cross-threaded. packed it all back up and returned it frustrated. will rent one if I ever think I need one again.the gear selector didn't want to work properly and would show what gear you truly had it in accurately
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this tiller on July 25 2017, got it home and started tiling garden, works great, I wanted ... Bought this tiller on July 25 2017, got it home and started tiling garden, works great, I wanted to enlarge garden so some of the tilling required tilling fresh ground, worked great on that to. I have only used this once, but so far I like it. Easy to start, and use, I have had shoulder surgery in the past and this tiller does hurt my shoulder to use. It can be used with one hand, which will allow you to walk along one side, so no foot prints in the tilled part. So far I would recommend tiller this to anyone.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product well put together. Brought home from store and with two pulls engine started and work be... Product well put together. Brought home from store and with two pulls engine started and work begin in the garden. I ran the tines in reverse so as to slow down the forward movement of the tiller which provided a deep and accurate row. One of the best piece of equipment I could have purchased for gardening,
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We needed this to till the backyard which was a... We needed this to till the backyard which was a huge area with thick vines. We went over the area 3 times and are so happy with the results. The only thing my husband does not like is when hitting a rock the machine will throw you. Other than that it is a great machine.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from home tiller The cub cadet is a well made tiller> it was shipped on a pallet and came in perfect shape. The few parts that needed to be assembled were quite easy. The manufacturer did however install one of the wheels backward. The valve stem was on the inside of the wheel and not accessable. I havent pulled the wheel yet but dont expect it to be difficult. I was dissapointed in the operations manual. They must be using the same manual for many different configurations and engine types so its hard to identify my model and configuration. The manual did not have any practical use directions and was vague on operation and maintenance. The product is performing well.
Date published: 2011-05-03
  • y_2017, m_12, d_15, h_4
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_156
  • loc_, sid_203445596, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 120ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT