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Customer Reviews for Powermate 11 in. 150cc Gas Front Tine Tiller

Internet #206622761

Model #PFTT142

Store SKU #885580

  • Adjustable tilling width of 11 in., 16 in. and 21 in.
  • 11 in. front-rotating tines dig up to 8 in. deep
  • 3400 RPM motor with 5.75 ft. lbs. gross torque rating

Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 407 reviews
  • 79% recommend this product
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This is absolutely the worst tiller out there . I bought one and took it home it wouldn’t stay started . I. Called the store and then took it back and they worked on it and I took it home and it would not stay running . So I took it back and wanted my money back . They told me they would trade it out for another one like it . I took it home and it worked one season to till a small area . I started it up this season and it started up and as I was tilling it turns off . I restarted it 5 different times and it’s still not running . It was not put up with gas in it and it’s new gas we just bought for it and so I’m left with piece of crap that will not stay running long enough to till . I do not recommend this tiller if you want to have a garden !!!
by Twindham1
Broke within 3 hours
Wasn't difficult to assemble but didn't use it for half a day and upper handle just snapped on both sides then I tried to take it back and they said they didn't carry it anymore but I see it here on their website
by Shaun
Bought a floor model for $75. Started up 1st pull and runs great. Doing everything I need done j...
Bought a floor model for $75. Started up 1st pull and runs great. Doing everything I need done just fine.
by dislikeyardwork
1 person found this helpful
For a small tiller it does a great job. Easy to maneuver and it goes deep enough to loosens the s...
For a small tiller it does a great job. Easy to maneuver and it goes deep enough to loosens the soil nicely.
by Dean
1 person found this helpful
We have only had this for a few weeks but it was fairly easy to assemble and it is the right size...
We have only had this for a few weeks but it was fairly easy to assemble and it is the right size for our yard. It started right up and worked well. So far it looks like the right one for us.
by dfont
1 person found this helpful
Nice tiller for the price tag. Assembly instructions can be done better. Tiller is easy to use an...
Nice tiller for the price tag. Assembly instructions can be done better. Tiller is easy to use and it doesn't need a strong person to operate. Unfortunately the transmission belt broke after only 2 hours of use. Manufacturer has sent me the new belt but lacking on instruction on how to install it.
by Puccio
1 person found this helpful
Good reviews helped me choose this and I'm glad I did. Thought I'd add my review to help anyone ...
Good reviews helped me choose this and I'm glad I did. Thought I'd add my review to help anyone else trying to figure out which tiller to get. I bought this tiller at the home depot in Weatherford Texas on May 11th, 2018, so I could till up a new garden area in my backyard. Installation was simple, took about 30 minutes or so. It came with a bottle of oil which was nice, but didn't come with a funnel so be sure to pick up a small tipped funnel. I ended up tilling a 16x40 area which, to me, is a pretty good sized garden. It ripped through the ground easily. I was thoroughly impressed with this little monster. I tilled the area once with it set to widest setting, and then went over it again slower with smaller setting to help get the dirt thinned out as much as possible. I was impressed with how easy it was to swap the blades out to change width setting. It worked perfect for my needs, and it dug plenty deep enough. I'm glad I didn't buy that $800 one they had available at the store as that would have just been overkill. I'm going to use this to help till up my front patio garden area as its just small enough to get into that area as well which is another perk, it is a perfect sized tiller. I would definitely recommend this tiller, worth every penny spent. I know that's saying something being that I've only had it a week, but it is a very solid product.
by Nate
10 people found this helpful
LOVE THIS TILLER! Took 1 1/2 Hrs to assemble, filled it up w/ oil & gas , primed it, first pull s...
LOVE THIS TILLER! Took 1 1/2 Hrs to assemble, filled it up w/ oil & gas , primed it, first pull started right up! VERY sturdy machine. This tiller busted up VERY hard ground & roots without any issues! VERY STRONG! Awesome feature is that you can have rows 11" spaced up to 21" by just removing or adding tines! that's genius! Easy to use, and going to make gardening a breeze this year!
by Gardendiva
1 person found this helpful
Purchased this tiller a week ago & already put it to good use. Very easy to use & has done a gre...
Purchased this tiller a week ago & already put it to good use. Very easy to use & has done a great job tilling up some garden beds.
by DJBUGMAN
1 person found this helpful
First the good: Easy assembly, good fit and finish, started with two pulls of the cord. Soil cond...
First the good: Easy assembly, good fit and finish, started with two pulls of the cord. Soil conditions: Top soil that was tilled last season, slightly damp with a dry crust. No rocks or roots. Now the bad: poor design features. The engine spins fast and so do the tines. The drag stake is ineffective regardless of the adjustment. In fact, at the deepest setting, the tip of the stake will hit the gearbox when the tiller is sitting on its wheels. The swinging rear axle is a nice feature, but the geometry is not quite right. Tip the tiller up and you have to reach down with the toe of your foot to give the axle a nudge either forward or reverse. Now probably the worse defect. On untilled ground, the gearbox prevents the tiller from digging down into the dirt or moving forward without great effort on the part of the operator. There is a dead "zone" where the tines do not dig into the soil, so the tiller essentially rests on this spot and the tines just spin. I hope my photos help show this. This machine will beat you up. I'm 6'4",250+ lbs., I cannot imagine someone lighter using this machine.
by SendItBack
28 people found this helpful
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