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16 in. 13.5 Amp Corded Cultivator

$15900
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  • Powerful 13.5-Amp Motor
  • Adjustable 11-16 in. Steel Tines for Easy Tilling
  • Fold-down handle for easy storage
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Product Overview

The RYOBI 16 in. Cultivator is powered by a strong 13 Amp motor that cultivates a 16 in. wide path 8 in. deep. The 6 heavy duty steel tines deliver increased durability and performance making it ideal for larger landscaping jobs around the home. Featuring easy folding handles and a lightweight design, this cultivator is compact and easy to store when the job is done.
  • Cultivates 16 in. wide, and 8 in. deep
  • 6 durable steel tines for increased performance
  • Lightweight design for easy tilling
  • Easy folding handles for convenient storage
  • Learn More about the RYOBI Platform Here
  • California residents

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Ratings
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Power TypeBatteryCorded ElectricGasGas
Maximum Till Width (in.)4.2516912
Maximum Till Depth (in.)6856
Number of Tines2 Tines6 Tines4 Tines6 Tines
Number of tines2646
FeaturesFoldable handle,Portable,TelescopingAssembly Required,Cord Lock,Foldable handleAssembly RequiredAdjustable Forward Speed,Assembly Required,Foldable handle,Translucent Fuel Tank
CommercialNoNoNoNo
Start TypeElectricSwitchRecoil StartRecoil Start
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Engine Make OEM Branded EngineTroy-Bilt Engine
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
8 in
Assembled Height (in.)
39 in
Assembled Width (in.)
16 in
Maximum extension cord length (ft.)
50
Product Depth (in.)
8 in
Product Height (in.)
39 in
Product Width (in.)
16 in
Tine length (in.)
8
Wheel Diameter (in.)
5.5
Wheel Width (in.)
1.27

Details

Adjustable Forward Speed
No
Adjustable Handle
No
Amperage (amps)
13.5
Assembly Required
Yes
Commercial
No
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Condition
New
Cord lock
Yes
Features
Assembly Required,Cord Lock,Foldable handle
Foldable handle
Yes
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
8
Maximum Till Width (in.)
16
Number of tines
6
Number of Tines
6 Tines
Power Type
Corded Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
30.9
Reconditioned
No
Required extension cord rating
12 gauge
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
No
Start Type
Switch

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
5-year limited warranty, 90-day no risk satisfaction guarantee

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 90% recommend this product
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Doesn't work on clay
Easy to assemble but doesn't work on clay at all. It was just scratching the surface and shooting the soil backwards.
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Response from RYOBIOutdoorsJul 27, 2021
Hello, Ryobinoclay - We're sorry to hear you are experiencing poor performance with your cultivator! And it would be great to connect with you to see if we can improve your experience! If you would, please reach out to us at reviews@ryobitools.com. RYOBIOutdoorTools
    The machine seems ok to work with, but labeling it a tiller I don’t believe is correct. We did us...
    The machine seems ok to work with, but labeling it a tiller I don’t believe is correct. We did use it around the perimeter of the house to put in a flower garden. To use it as a tiller I had to stay in one general area for about 20 min to tear up grass and get deep into dirt. Oh and the wheels are attached by a pressure washer. It came off and bent in the first 30 min. A company cannot cut corners like that to hold on the machines wheels!
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    3 people found this helpful
    Looked like a solution to our 200 square foot vegetable garden needs, although I was concerns abo...
    Looked like a solution to our 200 square foot vegetable garden needs, although I was concerns about my wife handling this tool in our clay rich soils. Tried it out and found it works best by letting it move forward and the dragging it back. It would grab into the ground and self regulate its cultivating depth easily. It also self cleans without choking on any sod patches and the motor never sags. Included a picture of how she did in about 15-20 minutes. Great tool!
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    Engine and blades broke off after tilling for 30 work hours, over 4 days......hit a piece of conc...
    Engine and blades broke off after tilling for 30 work hours, over 4 days......hit a piece of concrete and it all snapped off!!!
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    Response from RYOBIOutdoorsMay 14, 2021
    Hello, Elsenor1287 - We're sorry to read your cultivator has broken! Would you mind sending us an email at reviews@ryobitools.com? We would love to work with you to see if we can turn this around! RYOBIOutdoorTools
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    1 person found this helpful
    pretty decent for the price point and light duty use
    The tiller is lightweight and easy to transport. I purchased this model because it will only be used once a year and didnt want to diddle with gas. I did add some ballast. I would give 5 stars if it had some sort of speed control
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      1 person found this helpful
      Traded from a gas tiller
      Overall, did a great job on our small garden. Was disappointed the bolts to lock the tines on did not match instructions or photo on box. Ended up with cheap cotter pin, we’ll see if it holds up.
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        2 people found this helpful
        Amazing Power for this little machine.
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am thrilled with this tiller. I live in upstate South Carolina where the soil is hard clay. I was attempting to dig up an area to install additional landscaping using a pick and a shovel. My wife saw my struggle and recommended I purchase a tiller. I researched a number of brands and decided on the Ryobi. It was a great decision. This machine is awesome and ate up the clay. I was able to prepare a 3 foot wide 18-inch deep area in much less time and with much less effort. In addition, it easily tilled the soil amendments into the bed.
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        Great for our yard. We bought it for several reasons, we have goats and they poop breaks down int...
        Great for our yard. We bought it for several reasons, we have goats and they poop breaks down into dirt which is great dirt but does lack down tightly. We purchased this to break through some tough hard dirt. Works beautifully, easy to handle, had no trouble getting the job done. Highly recommended. We will also be using this in our garden boxes before planting to mix up and loosen the dirt.
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        5 people found this helpful
        used this cultivator on rock solid packed soil and it cut through it like butter, saved me days o...
        used this cultivator on rock solid packed soil and it cut through it like butter, saved me days of hand tilling down to about 2 hours. it was both easy to setup, and use, as well as surprisingly light weight.
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        6 people found this helpful
        Can’t beat the price for what you get with this tiller
        Like many people durijg Covid-19, I have been working from my house since March. Those pesky chores that you say you will get around on the weekend, now are during the week. My lawn was not up to par and the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street only produced weeds. I bought this tiller to start a new and so far it has surpassed all expectations. It took about 25 minutes to complete what would take me hours by hand “the old fashioned way”. I highly recommend if you need a tiller and do not want to deal with a gas powered engine.
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          4 people found this helpful
          For the size it is a great tiller! We are using it for a pretty large job in our front yard and ...
          For the size it is a great tiller! We are using it for a pretty large job in our front yard and it is powerful despite its size. The cord is a little annoying, but we knew that when we bought it. I included a picture of the yard it tilled.
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          4 people found this helpful
          Good machine for the money. Used it for our last minute little backyard veggie garden. After digg...
          Good machine for the money. Used it for our last minute little backyard veggie garden. After digging out the grass manually with a shovel the machine works well to work on the new dirt and prepare for planting.
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          1 person found this helpful
          Great for what I needed
          I bought this to replace my old Honda 4 cycle FG110 which finally died after many years of use. 1. I absolutely love that you have none of the hassles of a gas powered machine: no gas, no oil, no carburetor, no choke, no cord to pull. Push the button and it goes. Easy to assemble. 2. My task was to till some raised beds in my herb garden. The soil was previously tilled last season. The Ryobi does a decent job of moving the top 3-4 inches of soil well and mixing additives into the soil. Once it hits hard, packed soil it doesn't do very much to cultivate that soil. I had to take a shovel and turn the packed earth over and then use the Ryobi to till the soil. It says it gets down as far as 8 inches but I didn't get even close to that in depth of till. I don't think it has the power to cultivate down through sod or ground that hasn't been previously tilled; it just doesn't have that kind of power. I did notice that it does buck a lot and that it takes some strength to move it around and keep it under control. It does take some getting used to dealing with the power cord and keeping it pout of the way. That is a small trade off for not having to deal with a gasoline engine. It does have some weight to it; at least as heavy as a comparable gas powered tool. 3. For my limited needs tilling previously tilled beds from last season this worked great and at half the cost of buying a brand new Honda FG110.
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            5 people found this helpful
            My old gas tiller's fuel lines became brittle and I was tired of mixing fuel for it. I decided th...
            My old gas tiller's fuel lines became brittle and I was tired of mixing fuel for it. I decided that I didn't want to repair the old one as the cost was about one third of the price of this one and parts needed to be ordered on line and would take two weeks to arrive. I needed a tiller now. Once assembled I took it out to my lawn where the new 35' x 10' garden was to be and started tilling. It's performance seemed inadequate and was taking some work to make any progress. Had I made a mistake buying this model? Once I figured out that I'd installed the blades backwards and made the correction, wow, what a difference! It cut through the existing sod relatively easily, a one inch thick root was chipped away by this tool as well. I doesn't bog down in my soil. When a large loose root jammed the blades, they were easy to remove in order to clear the jam. The instructions on how to install the blades could have been clearer and saved me half an afternoon. A $600 machine would have been easier to till with using half the time but was way outside the price I was willing to pay. I am happy with my purchase.
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            This 16 in. 13.5 amp corded cultivator is another excellent product from Ryobi. Over the years I...
            This 16 in. 13.5 amp corded cultivator is another excellent product from Ryobi. Over the years I have had bad luck with the small gasoline powered cultivators with respect to maintenance issues and their overall lifespan. Therefore, when this corded electric cultivator became available I immediately ordered it. The unit was easily assembled per the well written and illustrated operator's manual; except for two minor issues. The tine assemblies are attached to the tine shaft using lock pins which I have never used before. The operator's manual did not provide any guidance as to how much force or what tool(s) to use to unlatch and then latch the lock pins. I eventually used two gripping pliers to open and then close the locking pins. There is also an end cap that is applied to each wheel. The instructions are: "Push the end cap into the center of the wheel until it snaps into place." I tried several times to get the end caps to snap into place without success. I then examined the center hub of the wheel and noticed there were two notches in the plastic that corresponding connectors on the end cap were to line up with. Once correctly positioned the caps snapped into position with only a slight push. (In addition, make sure to read the two included corrections to the assembly instructions.) Since the soil is currently frozen I plugged the unit into an AC outlet to ensure the electric motor worked and the tines rotated. The unit appeared to work well. This unit is built by Ryobi so I expect it will provide many years of maintenance free operation. See attached photographs.
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            5 people found this helpful
            I was looking for a small tiller/cultivator for my raised beds and small gardens. I was pleasantl...
            I was looking for a small tiller/cultivator for my raised beds and small gardens. I was pleasantly surprised by the power of this motor. No matter how deep the tines went, the motor did not slow down. The tines are stronger than I expected and tilled the ground well. Although it is not gardening season yet, I tilled my raised beds to plant lettuce soon. The cultivator did a nice job, it was easy to handle. The cushioned gripped handles let me control the tiller easily. Looking forward to gardening with this cultivator.
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            4 people found this helpful
            I compared this unit to a very good 4 cycle gas tiller [which was more than twice the price] I wa...
            I compared this unit to a very good 4 cycle gas tiller [which was more than twice the price] I was not expecting much. However it performed at least as well as the gas unit. I am very pleased with it. It has a 16 width which works for me 99% of the time. I got 33% more done than the 11" unit in the same time period. I am in Florida and am in the process of turning sandy root bound soil into good soil. In the pictures shown I am chopping up a new section that I had applied 4" of mulch to a year before. Every cultivator I have ever used eventually gets choked with roots. Same with this unit. However because this is lighter you can lift it up a bit to free some root so you can go longer. You will spend some time cleaning the tines on a new cut. This true on most all small tilters. It will cut through 1/4" root without problems. With gas you have no power cord to worry about. With this unit you will have to a breaker [ at least 15 amps 20 is better] and heavy duty cord if you are not near the outlet. My project was over a 100 ft. away and it blew the breaker time and again. I just hauled out the generator and it worked fine. For beds around the house it worked great off a regular electric cord. I recommend this for any household. I have 5 acres with gardens both around the house and away from the house.
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            Not going that deep.
            Not as strong as i thought. I live in the desert and the ground is tuff to get done into
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            DOES NOT WORK ON PACKED OR CLAY.
            Had to hand till the area before going over it with it. The machine would just jump round and bounce when it hits the packed dirt or clay. Either the blades are a bad design or the thing is just too light to dig.
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            Response from RYOBIOutdoorsOct 20, 2021
            Hello, Neba - We are very sorry the performance of your cultivator was disappointing. Would you mind sending us an email at reviews@ryobitools.com? We'd like to discuss this further and see if there's anything we can do to help turn this experience into a better one. RYOBIOutdoorTools
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                Great and quick
                This makes it so much easier to get soil ready to plant or loosen the soil up to do home projects.
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                Great product great power for its size and durability is...
                Great product great power for its size and durability is awesome would highly recommend this product
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                  I wasn't looking for electric but for lack of options...
                  I wasn't looking for electric but for lack of options gave it a try and wasn't disappointed! It's a little tricky to engage with one hand but that's the point of the safety feature.
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                    Terrific product! Lots of power and saved my back...
                    Terrific product! Lots of power and saved my back by skipping the shovel.
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                      Great little unit although too small for what I actually...
                      Great little unit although too small for what I actually need it for it it works well!
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                          I don't have anything to compare it to but I...
                          I don't have anything to compare it to but I really like this cultivator. It can be hard to get the hang of at first and I wish it were a little easier to go deeper in the ground. Overall, great price, great product. Did the job and doesn't take gas!
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                            Sturdy and does the job but struggles if you don't...
                            Sturdy and does the job but struggles if you don't bust up the compacted soil first.
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                              This served it’s purpose for something light and portable. ...
                              This served it’s purpose for something light and portable. Lots of power. The cord is a hassle but I knew that when I bought it.
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                                I was pleasantly surprised by this cultivator. Did exactly what...
                                I was pleasantly surprised by this cultivator. Did exactly what I needed it to do. While a cordless model would be nice it wasn’t worth the extra money in my opinion. Great for small lite duty projects around the yard.
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