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TBC304 12 in. 30cc 4-Cycle Gas Cultivator with Adjustable Cultivating Widths

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  • Ideal for maintaining vegetable gardens and planting beds
  • Features adjustable tilling widths from 6 in. to 12 in.
  • Compact design is easy to transport and store
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Product Overview

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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

Growing vegetables and flowers starts with a good soil base. The Troy-Bilt TBC304 can be used to prep and turn the soil in your plots at the beginning and end of each season to keep the nutrients fresh. The TBC304 30cc 4-Cycle Troy-Bilt cultivator is cleaner, produces less noise, and requires no mixing of gas and oil. SpringAssist technology provides an easy start with just a smooth and steady pull, while Prime & Go Starting allows for fast, simple 2-step starting. It handles a variety of tasks with adjustable tilling width from 6 in. to 12 in. and 6 premium patented steel tines with up to 6 in. of tilling depth. The variable speed control allows you to pick your speed for efficient power. The integrated grab bar and transport wheels allow for easy transport and maneuverability around the yard. This cultivator is lightweight for ease use and storage, and includes 4-cycle engine oil and a 2-year limited warranty.
  • For questions about service and repair, please call the Troy-Bilt customer service line (800)-828-5500, or reference the Service & Repair Document
  • 4-cycle advantage - Never mix gas & oil.
  • SpringAssist technology for easier pull starts
  • Prime & Go Starting system - fast, simple 2-step starting
  • Handles a variety of tasks with adjustable tilling width from 6 in. to 12 in.
  • 6 premium patented steel tines are ideal for cultivating up to 6 in. D of tilling depth
  • Pick your speed for efficient power with variable speed control
  • Integrated grab bar for easy transport
  • Transport wheels allow for easy movement in the yard
  • Lightweight for easy use and storage
  • Includes 4-cycle engine oil
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • California residents

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Price
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$27999
$46300
Ratings
(197)
(197)
(3)
Power TypeGasGasGas
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Maximum Till Depth (in.)5611
Maximum Till Width (in.)91221
Number of Tines4 Tines6 Tines4 Tines
Number of tines464
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil Start
CommercialNoNoNo
Engine MakeOEM Branded EngineTroy-Bilt EngineOEM Branded Engine
FeaturesAssembly RequiredAdjustable Forward Speed,Assembly Required,Foldable handle,Translucent Fuel TankAssembly Required,Portable
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
39 in
Assembled Height (in.)
47 in
Assembled Width (in.)
15 in
Product Depth (in.)
39 in
Product Height (in.)
47 in
Product Width (in.)
15 in
Tine length (in.)
12
Wheel Diameter (in.)
5 in
Wheel Width (in.)
1.5 in

Details

Adjustable Forward Speed
Yes
Adjustable Handle
No
Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Commercial
No
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Condition
New
Engine Cycles
4 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
30
Engine Make
Troy-Bilt Engine
Engine Type
4 Cycle
Features
Adjustable Forward Speed,Assembly Required,Foldable handle,Translucent Fuel Tank
Foldable handle
Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.12
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
6
Maximum Till Width (in.)
12
Number of Tines
6 Tines
Number of tines
6
Oil Capacity (oz.)
3
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
33 lb
Recommended Oil Type
10W-30
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
30-Day
Reverse
No
Start Type
Recoil Start

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year limited warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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Easy to use!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We are very happy with this tiller. We recently used it to get the ground ready for our pool. It was very easy to use and it worked up the ground nicely. We will be using it to work up our garden next year. I highly recommend this tiller!
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    Love! Works great!
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am very impressed with this cultivator, it works great!! Very easy set up, ready to go within minutes of unboxing. Starts right up and goes through dirt with ease, very easy to maneuver. Helps do all the hard work for you, a must have for gardening.
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      • Recommended
      Great cultivator
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love to work on my garden and yard this machine is excellent to use in the new huerto. Works great and quick so you need to stay focused in your workplace because this machine has power. Works great!
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        • Recommended
        Works wonders for my garden!!
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Must have if you have a garden, I love planting tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, jalapeños and much more year around. It cuts into the ground very easy, doesn’t take long to make your own spot. Very easy to use, very easy to clean. We used ours twice so far those year, wonderful product to have in your shed. Very easy to keep it up, comes with instructions on how to use. It’s compact so it doesn’t take up too much room, we love it and will replace if we need another one.
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          Little Red Mean Earth Turning Machine
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I needed to develop a new garden so this Troybilt Gas powered cultivator was like a magic lamp...only made for right handed long armed people. I'm a lefty and had some difficulty with the pull start due to the positioning of the cord. Other than that, the process went rather smoothly once I got the hang of it. The machine is rather easy to control. The vibration wasn't excessively intense nor was the sound. The weight of the unit is deceiving. It's mildly heavier than it looks.
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            • Recommended
            Easy to Handle
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This cultivator worked well digging up our garden that has been dormant for the past three years.  Assembly was easy out of the box.  All you had to do was snap the handle up into place.  It can also be stored with the handle folded down to save some space in a shed.  The wheels on the back of the cultivator helped tremendously because I could tip it back and roll it to where I needed it next. It was easy to maneuver and very lightweight.  Since the ground in my garden had been previously tilled, it worked well to be pushed forward or pulled backward.  I felt that is was still fairly noisy as it ran but I would equate it to less than that of a gas powered lawn mower.  As for starting the cultivator the pull string was a one quick pull to start the engine and than a quick grab of a handle to start the tines and it started right away.  I liked that the speed adjust was easy to get to by the handle and I could keep it slow at the beginning of breaking ground and then speed up as I adjust to that six inch depth.
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              • Recommended
              Does a meticulous job!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Let me start off by saying That my husband and I are very particular about the way we do our garden and would only use the best of the best products on it. Now this season we were overcome by weeds and brush that had been laying around on the garden all Fall Winter and Spring. So when we went to try and pull weeds it was a complete no go. As soon as we got this cultivator and began tilling it was night and day in the ease of getting those weeds out and flipping the dirt that was so hard over. I couldn't believe how easy it was to handle this machine as I am a small petite Woman and somewhat weak I guess you would say. But I was able to run it and handle it all on my own and get the job done while my husband stood by and made sure I did everything correctly. We have had one cultivator or tiller is what I called it before and it did OK in comparison to this new cultivator. Our new Cultivator is the Mack daddy of all others and if you have not tried out a newer model then I suggest you do so right away. I love how the blades are bent to really get down in there and flipped the dirt around for you that is pretty cool in my opinion. Now when I say we are very particular about our garden and the tools we use on it I will tell you we clean this cultivator after each use to make sure it will have a long lasting life and be used to the best of its capability. I couldn't be more proud to call this machine my own.
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                • Recommended
                Name we trust
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Troybuilt is a name we have trusted for years. This cultivator stands up to its name 100%. It was super easy to put together and came with pre-mix as a added bonus! The cultivator was smooth to start, even for me! We used it to turn our ground for the 2020 garden and it saved us hours instead of doing it by hand. I would reccomend this product and brand!
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                  • Recommended
                  It is exactly what I was expecting....
                  It is exactly what I was expecting.
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