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Model #TJ603E

16 in. 12 Amp Electric Garden Tiller/Cultivator

  • 16 in. tilling width is great for small to medium gardens
  • 3-position manual wheel height adjustment
  • Powerful 12-amp motor tackles tough tilling jobs
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Product Overview

Introducing a greener, cleaner way to get dirty with the Sun Joe TJ603E Electric Tiller and Cultivator. A powerful 12 Amp motor quickly pulverizes dirt, effortlessly slicing through the soil at 340 RPM, ensuring maximum aeration and perfectly preparing the seedbed for planting. Cultivate an area 16 in. W and up to 8 in. D in seconds. Control weeds where needed, Tiller Joe tame the toughest yard and garden tasks with more comfort and less strain. Rear wheels make it easy to maneuver wherever it's needed and its collapsible handle makes it a cinch to store when it's not. The TJ603E comes with a full 2-year warranty.

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Assembled Depth (in.)
55 in
Assembled Height (in.)
17 in
Assembled Width (in.)
43 in
Handle Length (in.)
Maximum extension cord length (ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Tine length (in.)


Adjustable Forward Speed
Adjustable Handle
Amperage (amps)
Assembly Required
Cord lock
Electronic Ignition,Foldable handle
Foldable handle
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
Maximum Till Width (in.)
Number of Tines
6 Tines
Number of tines
Power Type
Corded Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
Required extension cord rating
14 gauge
Start Type
Tine Material
Tine Position
Middle Tine

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Questions & Answers


How long does the battery hold a chare?

Asked by Peewee April 12, 2021

As long as you keep it plugged in.

How much does it weigh?

Asked by JE March 19, 2021

Dear JE, The Sun Joe 16 in. 12 Amp Electric Garden Tiller/Cultivator weighs 27 pounds. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

what battery for this Sun Jose rotiller and cost.

Asked by Angel May 26, 2020

This is a tiller that you plug in with a cord and does not use batteries. Sun Joe does have a tiller that uses batteries for about $250 at Home Depot.

Do the tines rotate forward?

Asked by PeteMoss May 2, 2020

Of course!

Can anyone tell me how good it is to till hard dirt on their property and not a garden ? Thank you kindly

Asked by Vinny April 11, 2020

chopped up hard clay soil that has never been tilled before. No problem with this. Just remove the grass first.

Who makes the engine? any engine info would help

Asked by FlowerGirl March 31, 2020

Sorry it took me so long to answer your question. I finally had a chance to see if I could find anything about the motor, I’m sorry to say I couldn’t find any info. The only info I could find was mine was made in China. I took a pic of the label that’s on the motor housing, hope you can see it clear. I tried to preview it and couldn’t

I’ve read this works better on wet soil. If this is electric, is it safe to use when the soil is damp?

Asked by Vann November 16, 2019

It is designed to be used outside in damp conditions, but I would make sure that the extension cord you attach it to is plugged into a GFI outlet, just to be safe.

What is the wheel diameter?

Asked by OldGuy June 3, 2019

Dear Home Depot Customer, The wheel diameter is 5 1/2 inches. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thanks Customer Service Team Snow Joe + Sun Joe

what is the weight?

Asked by Trotter May 14, 2019

My guess is about 10 pounds

What size extension cord for 12 amp tiller?

Asked by CalitaSimone April 11, 2019

A 16 gauge at 50 feet is okay. However, I would use a 14 gauge. Personal preference only. More than 50 feet, use a 14 gauge.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 902 reviews
  • 97% recommend this product
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very powerful, hard working plow horse, easy, smooth operation, digs deep. great investment
very powerful, hard working plow horse, easy, smooth operation, digs deep. great investment
by ozell
1 person found this helpful
Used on sod and did the job
I purchased because I wanted to dig up a section of my lawn that was uneven and filled with weeds. While it did take a while, it did a great job of cutting through the sod. I did have to rock back and forth on spots as it wasn’t heavy enough to cut through the thicker parts easily. In another section of my lawn where I had already smothered the weeds down to dirt, it cut through like a breeze, very happy with the purchase. For the price it did a great job.
by Tiffany
Great electric rototiller
This rototiller works great it has a strong motor is light and easy to use for our small garden . We are quite happy with it .
by John
Good product
I used it to cultivate my backyard and it works good.
by Mustaf
Light enough for me to handle, and strong enough to churn up virgin clay soil that has never been...
Light enough for me to handle, and strong enough to churn up virgin clay soil that has never been touched before. It was so compacted, I could not put a hole in it with a shovel. Did a great job on mixing clay soil with aged horse manure. Works fine. Easy to put together (the handle). Glad I got this, there was no way I could have handled one of those super big machines. Kicks out small stones. It does toss around the soil, but, they all do that. Good price, affordable and good purchase. Delivered with no problem. Have had this for about a month and have churned up the soil many times. The grass covering was first removed by someone I hired to do this. I wore my Croc shoes, expect to get dirty. s My feet and shoes clean up fine. It is well worth it.
by 35R
1 person found this helpful
I bought this tiller with the intention of tilling up my very sandy backyard to prepare for layin...
I bought this tiller with the intention of tilling up my very sandy backyard to prepare for laying sod. The tiller works beautifully and has plenty of power to get the job done.
by Topher
2 people found this helpful
Big product in a little package..
Big product in a little package--we have been using this little giant for 3 weeks, first to remove grass and then to break up our tough North Carolina clay. The photo doesn't show the entire project as we are now on our third home. We first started with my home, moved on to the neighbors and then our other neighbor and we are all preparing our lawn for new yukon Bermuda grass. We have basically reshaped both properties taking one section at a time. Moved tons of soil to lower sections and build up other sections along with screening every inch. SunJoe's tiller has an amazing amount of power and never once has it bogged down and there is so much clearance between the tines and the upper shield that even the largest brick never jams the unit. We have had problems with other cultivators where a little rock would jam the tines and it's such a pain to remove. We have more than received our money's worth from this tiller and if it breaks, then I would purchase another. Sun Joe knows where to put the money and where to cheapen up which to me is the best value our of any piece of equipment I've ever purchased. You can't go wrong and if there are any complaints in the reviews, I would skip on to the next. The size of the tiller is the same as a metal rake, wherever your rake fits, this will too. One more thing, it works best when pulled in reverse and we have learned to push down slightly to allow the machine to pull itself forward. You'll figure out your own techniques by allowing the machine to teach you how it would like to be used for best efficiency. If you fight it to work the way you want it to work, it will fight back and slow your process.
by MortgageMecca
Had an old green machine tiller and it threw a rod 2 years ago. My husband bought this for me for my birthday and it's a beast. I was surprised by the power and ease of this tiller. You do have to stop and clean it once in awhile. It doesn't bog down but does get caked up, but so did my old gas powered tiller. I have a garden that I have used and it went through it like butter. I am also making my garden larger and it eats through the grass new area with no problems. Has even cut through inch thick roots. It does bounce a bit, but that's part of tilling. Have used it for 2 days and tilled an area of 20x6 feet in about 45 minutes. As long as it keeps working I'm highly impressed. Like it much better then my old gas powered green machine tiller.
by Jg
5 people found this helpful
Great tiller/Cultivator
I am a 62 year old female, and I found this to be lightweight, and very easy to use. It has the right amount of power to cut through clay and rocky soil without damaging the blades. Easy to control and direct forward, backwards, and sideways. I've always preferred electric instead of batteries or gas products. You won't be disappointed with this tiller!
by Crafty
Better than I imagined!
I had a 30-year-old mantis tiller given to me, it could not touch our heavy clay soil. I ordered this tiller with the expectation that it would not do much better. Boy was I surprised! This tiller brought back my gardening ambition. In my existing beds it did a phenomenal job, but it also worked well in creating some new beds where previously grass and farm weeds were growing. I would certainly recommend this tool to others .
by FarmWife
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