Model # RT 65

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Cub Cadet 18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller
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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
$ 899 00
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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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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.

  • 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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Ratings (34) (193) (22) (21)
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
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: 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: 2018-03-01

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: 2018-09-12
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Customer Reviews

18 in. 208cc Rear-Tine Dual-Direction Gas Tiller is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 193.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I decided to buy the RT 65 last month for a big landscaping project in our front and backyard, as... I decided to buy the RT 65 last month for a big landscaping project in our front and backyard, as the ground is really hard with lots roots and rocks, and much of it is sloped, so I figured I really needed a powerful tiller that had dual-direction. Home Depot delivered it quickly, assembly was not too bad, and I had the RT 65 setup after about two hours. The tiller is a tank and the first passes went well. However, I quickly found the gear selection to be difficult. It feels like you are going to break something every time you use the gear selection handle, and in fact, the control rod actually bent a little the first time, so I had to learn to be very cautious with it and use both hands. Also, moving between gears takes some time to learn, as you have to get it in the exact spot. When moving to reverse, often I do not get it shifted far enough. For how powerful it is, I expected much more solid gear selection, but I am learning to live with it, as the reverse has really helped make maneuvering it in my sloped yard much easier. Then my new issue - the wheel to axle screw (710-05289) keeps breaking on the right side. The first time it happen after my first big afternoon of tilling the backyard and I assumed that maybe it had just been delivered loose and I hadn't noticed it after assembly. Luckily a local store had a replacement and I was able to get back to tilling a week or so later, but then after the second big day of tilling I noticed the replacement screw had broken as well. Is there a reason for this? One time was not a big deal, but now I am starting to wonder if I am doing something wrong or if there is an issue with the wheel or axle? Either way, it is disappointing considering the cost of this unit. I have been trying to troubleshoot the issue online without much luck, but I bought this to speed my project up, and so far I have spent more time on repairs and research than actual tilling. Granted, I am an CPA and not a landscaper, but I expected a much more solid product. Last issue is more of a recent cosmetic issue, but I noticed that the tine shield flap is starting to bend. I tried bending it back as much as I could, but it still looks a little bent, so I am just feeling disappointed given the cost and the fact that I have only really used it twice. Other than all these issues, the tiller is very powerful and did a great job with breaking up sod and the tilling the hard soil. It also had no problem with smaller roots, so it definitely has the power I needed. Had I not run into the wheel issue, I would probably be much further along on my project.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and easy to run.... Powerful and easy to run.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought my cub cadet last March. Assembly went reasonably well. The instructions on installing t... Bought my cub cadet last March. Assembly went reasonably well. The instructions on installing the cable could use some improvement, but after destroying 1 cable and having to purchase a replacement cable, the second time was the charm. The tiller started and I was able to till the area for my garden. Fast forward 6 months and I need to till an area for the peonies that were just delivered. Fresh fuel, the oil level looks great, but the tiller just won't start. Bought a new spark plug in case that's the problem, but I can't budge the old one-- And at 6 months with light use, it shouldn't need a new spark plug. It's past the 90 day mark, so most likely can't return it, but I sure would like it if I could.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The rotor tiller is a beast, it will take on anything in the yard and chew it up.the only negativ... The rotor tiller is a beast, it will take on anything in the yard and chew it up.the only negative that I have is the shift mechanism isn't precise and it can be difficult to put it in the gear you want.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this machine this year. First machine lasted 3 passes of about 40 feet each and the tran... I bought this machine this year. First machine lasted 3 passes of about 40 feet each and the transmission seized up. IT took three men and a boy to load it into a trailer. Took it back to Home Depot and they replaced it, good for Home Depot. I got a refund and bought the same machine, again. The second machine is 3-4 months old and the drive belt stretched and once again the machine will not work, the drive belt needs to be replaced. Ordered a new drive belt from Club Cadet and the order was lost prior to delivery. Club Cadet told me to call the Post Office. Not only is the product less than expected, Club Cadet's Customer Service Department is also less than expected. I am now 0-2 on this tiller.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great machine for the price. Easy... This is a great machine for the price. Easy start and easy to use. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this as it looked pretty well designed. Well pretty yes but as to design it is flawed. I... I bought this as it looked pretty well designed. Well pretty yes but as to design it is flawed. I found a few rocks in the garden and that is where the major flaw showed up, The flaw is that the tines and the drag skeg are soft metal and bend easily. A rock caught between the the tine and skeg which bent both of them jamming the tiller up. I straightened the skeg straightened the tine and put it back to work, Within a half hour hit another rock which bent a tine and it jammed against the front shield housing. Knowing that the tines are soft this will be a royal pain not to mention the tines being soft will wear rapidly. I am taking the unit back to the store!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Cub Cadet 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller started up... My new Cub Cadet 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller started up on the first pull. It runs great. It tears up the ground easily. I tilled in one hour what used to take three days (because of having to rest after a couple of hours) to till with a front tine tiller. Only neg is the shift rod needs support in mid.
Date published: 2018-07-25
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