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Horse 20 in. 306 cc OHV Briggs & Stratton Engine Rear Tine Forward Rotating Gas Garden Tiller

  • Powerful 306cc 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 Overview

To bring those ideas in your head to life, you need a tiller that works like a Horse. The Horse garden tiller can do all your heavy-duty garden chores, including groundbreaking in new beds or premium soil preparation in existing ones. The Horse tiller has the power and durability to tackle all of your garden challenges.
  • All Troy-Bilt rear-tine tillers feature patented Bolo tines, which are 3 uniquely shaped tines, each tine is designed to do a separate task, yet work together to create finely tilled soil, ready for planting
  • 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 Briggs & Stratton 1450 series engine
  • Troy-Bilt horse 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
  • 2 power reverse speeds help you back out of tight corners and dense soil with ease
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Some assembly required upon delivery
  • California residents

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Assembled Depth (in.)
62.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
37.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
27 in
Handle Length (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
62.5 in
Product Height (in.)
37.5 in
Product Width (in.)
27 in
Tine length (in.)


Adjustable Forward Speed
Adjustable Handle
Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Engine Cycles
4 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton Engine
Engine Type
4 Cycle
Adjustable Forward Speed,Assembly Required,Power Reverse,Self-Propelled
Foldable handle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
Maximum Till Width (in.)
Number of tines
Number of Tines
4 Tines
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
361 lb
Start Type
Recoil Start
Tine Material
Tine Position
Rear Tine
Translucent fuel tank

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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Pretty good tiller.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This tiller is impressive. It replaces one that was purchased in the 70s. by my dad. That one finally gave up with transmission problems. I am surprised to see the new ones work very much the same way as the old ones. If it holds up near as well I’ll be a very happy camper.
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Replaced our 1979 Troybilt of the same size with this new one. Spring work has just began and it...
Replaced our 1979 Troybilt of the same size with this new one. Spring work has just began and it works great. As a side note the 1979 model is still working also.
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tills great
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have owned this for many years and it runs great
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    Had the wrong electrical connectors between engine and handle bars! Couldn't assemble it.
    Had the wrong electrical connectors between engine and handle bars! Couldn't assemble it.
    Response from Troy-BiltMay 20, 2021
    Hello, JoeV. We're sorry to hear that you haven't experienced the level of quality that our customers deserve. Your situation has been documented internally and if you would like to discuss this further, please give us a call at 1-800-269-6215. Just mention your case number of 06754928 and we would be more than happy to assist you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
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    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Well built and durable machine. Nothing frilly, just a solid workhorse
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    Never fails
    I have owned a Troy Bilt since 1972 and the one I have now was bought new in 1977 and it is still going strong with its cast iron Kohler 7 horse engine. I've only had to replace bolo tines (lots of gravel in our soil) and perform routine service and maintenance. I have heard many mixed reviews since Garden Way sold to MTD and it does not appear that the quality of the newer machines is comparable to the older ones. At my age (75) it is doubtful I will be purchasing a new machine but, if I do I will be looking very critically at the current production models. Just being honest.
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      Best machine ever
      We bought our troy-bilt horse tiller in 1972. It was a huge expense for us then, around $400. Has been going strong ever since. Lawnmowers came and went, always needing tuning. Not the tiller, it just always started, always worked flawlessly! Gardening is a dream. Someone borrowed it a couple years ago and let it rust.....grrrr....now we are taking it to get tuned up and fixed. Have no doubt it can be repaired though. Made in America - like the cast iron skillets I inherited from Mom that have been used since the 30s. Built to last.
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        A TRUE HORSE !!
        My unit was purchased in 1977 by my mother. When she died, I inherited it and used it every year. The original engine died about five years ago and the dealer replaced it with an exact match, Kohler engine ! It's still going strong today. Just finished tilling my garden for spring planting. It's worth every dollar paid for it.
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          It is easy to handle and it does not take to long to accomplish what you need to do.
          It is easy to handle and it does not take to long to accomplish what you need to do.
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          My husband love love love his new horse...
          My husband love love love his new horse tiller he has one that’s about 25 years old but I wanted him to have new toys since it’s out 51 anniversary year !! Thank you
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