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Big Red 20 in. 306 cc OHV Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Engine Rear Tine Forward Rotating Gas Garden Tiller

  • Powerful 306cc Electric Start Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine
  • 4 forward speeds, 1 neutral and 2 reverse speed options
  • Limited-Lifetime Warranty on the Transmission
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Product Details

Troy-Bilt, tiller, cultivator, gas cultivator, gas tiller, gardening

Cultivators vs. Tillers

Cultivators are smaller and lightweight, working best in small, established beds. Tillers are powerful and ideal for breaking new ground

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Power

Powerful engines help quickly turn soil for easier planting in the spring and turning under vegetation in the fall

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Durability

Troy-Bilt has a limited lifetime transmission warranty on the cast iron gear casting and precision cut bronze gears (select models)

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Rear Tine vs Front Tine

Rear tines push through challenging soil faster and deeper. Front tines work best in established gardens for prepping and maintenance

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Forward Rotating Tines

Forward rotating tines move in the same direction as the wheels and are best used in previously tilled areas.

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Counter-Rotating Tines

Counter-rotating tines move in opposite direction of the wheels and are best for breaking new ground and hard, challenging soils

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Dual-Direction Tines

Dual direction tines allow you to switch between counter-rotating and forward rotating tines to optimize performance in soil conditions

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Bolo Tine Design

3 uniquely shaped tines work together to create finely textured, well-aerated soil (rear tine only)

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Maneuverability

Power reverse allows for flexible handling around rocks and other obstacles

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Peace of Mind

2-year limited warranty (Transmission warranty may vary by model)

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Pride

Built in America with US and Global Parts since 1937 (excludes cultivators)

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Balance and Control

Well-balanced, easy to control design allows guidance with JustOne Hand operation on rear tine tillers

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Seasonal Garden Maintenance

Seasonal Garden Maintenance

The Big Red is the flagship of the Troy-Bilt fleet of rototillers and is fully equipped for the heaviest-duty jobs in gardens over 2,500 sq. ft. Perfect for soil preparation and groundbreaking. The Big Red tiller has the power and durability to tackle all of your garden challenges.
  • For questions about service and repair, please call the Troy-Bilt customer service line (800)-828-5500, or reference the Service & Repair Document
  • Just 1-hand operation lets you guide your Troy-Bilt tiller with literally 1-hand, because the machine is engineered to be well-balanced and easy to control, it does the work not you
  • Our rear-tine tillers use a patented cast-iron encased transmission with bronze gear drive that provides so much extra strength and durability, we cover it with a limited lifetime warranty
  • 306 cc 1450 series Briggs & Stratton OHV engine
  • Troy-Bilt big red 20-in rear-tine tiller features an extra-wide tilling path to till large areas faster, and aids in seeding preparation and mixing compost in the pile or into your soil
  • Larger front bumper provides extra protection from accidental damage to landscaping or the engine
  • 16 in. agricultural tires enhance traction and maneuverability in all soil conditions
  • Full-sided tine shields for operator protection
  • Forward-rotating tines perform well in existing flower beds for cultivating, weeding and working in compost or end-of-the-season vegetation
  • 4 forward, 1 neutral, and 2 reverse speeds
  • Adjustable tilling depth up to 7 in.
  • Addition to gardening, tillers can also aid in prepping areas for seeding, mixing compost in the pile or mixing compost into your soil
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Limited-lifetime warranty on the transmission, including all gears, shafts and housings, against defects in material and workmanship for the life of the tiller (to the original purchaser only)
  • Return Policy
  • California residents

Additional Resources

From the Manufacturer

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Specifications

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Questions & Answers

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Q:Considering buying, but after the terrible customer service I got (no one ever answers the 'chat') and the phone system just keeps bouncing you around. Never did get to talk to anyone. Is there customer service always this poor?
by|Oct 24, 2022
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Q:How deep does this model till?
by|Oct 9, 2022
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Q:The 306cc engine what size is the output shaft?
by|Jul 1, 2022
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A:  Go to the Briggs web site and look up that engine. Maybe the specs will have what you are looking for.

by|Jul 3, 2022
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    Q:How wide does a troy bilt big red till each path?
    by|Sep 16, 2021
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    A:  20 inches but plan on needing at least 24 inches between rows.

    by|Oct 4, 2022
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    A:  Hello Bobby J McArthur. The tilling width is 20 inches. Thank you for your question.

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      Customer Reviews

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      The machine itself is the ultimate tiller. On delivery there was some assembly required because i...
      The machine itself is the ultimate tiller. On delivery there was some assembly required because it couldn’t be shipped fully assembled. The manual was somewhat confusing and the illustrations could have been better. My Pony model circa 1980 had a much better manual. There was a separate manual for the engine which also could have been better. The engine oil provided was not enough to meet the level specified in the manual. Also, the throttle control on the handle bar was not installed properly at the engine and had to be adjusted correctly so it would work. The machine itself is very well built and had it not been for the minor issues described above, it deserves five stars!
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      Big red tiller
      It performs just as i was hoping, its and excellent machine !!
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      Awesome Piece of Equipment
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My roller was outside in storage for over 1. 1/2 years I did not start it at all, because I was sick. I went to go start it this week, I added some oil and it started right up!! Wow Impressive!!
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        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased a horse tiller in 1976. TroyBilt has parts that the tiller needs as it does the work over the years
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          JUNK
          found oil leak on bottom of crate which was coming from seal on axle. Also when put in forward gear it would not stay locked in, did numerous adjustments. After spending $ 3,000.00 on machine this was same issue I had with my15 year old troy bilt. I will no buy another troy bilt
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          Response from Troy-BiltJun 10, 2022
          Hello Steve. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07756570 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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          The tiller was leaking gear oil when it arrived. The...
          The tiller was leaking gear oil when it arrived. The factory quality control never noticed one of the axle seals hadn't been seated properly. The Troybilt (MTD) representative told me I would have pay for transportation to the nearest authorized repair center. The next problem was the tine drive selector was misadjusted and had to be forced into the "drive" position, followed by the selector knob falling off. The third problem was when one of the rear tine guard shield bolts fell out while tilling. I wouldn't recommend this tiller to anyone. The Troybilt tiller I bought in 1980 was the largest model, it had no flaws, and wasn't built by MTD. Stanley Black & Decker bought MTD in December 2021.
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          Response from Troy-BiltJun 3, 2022
          Hello Dave. We're sorry to hear you haven't been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. We do take our customers' opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. This incident has been documented internally, and if you would like to discuss this problem further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215 and mention your Case # 07734146. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
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          Love gardening!
          Love it. Also have a 94 pony that I need to buy parts for when time permits. Ethanol got to fuel tank and carberator.
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          Do Not Buy
          Did not start for 6 months it was running away from you. Buy if you want aggravation. Worst machine ever. Over priced
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          Response from Troy-BiltApr 4, 2022
          Hello Slash. We’re sorry to hear you haven’t been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. We do take our customers’ opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07560506 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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            Nightmare
            Arrived missing the assembly hardware and manuals. After getting hardware and assembling the tiller - it doesn't engage the wheels. Still in process of getting it working.
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            Response from Troy-BiltApr 4, 2022
            Hello Bill. We’re sorry to hear you haven’t been satisfied with your Troy-Bilt equipment. We do take our customers’ opinions very seriously and the feedback we receive helps us build better products. If you’d like to discuss your experience with us, you can give us a call at 1(800) 828-5500 and mention your case number 07560478 so we can help. Thank you very much.
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