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RT 65

$899.00
RT 65 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 31.
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RT 65
$899.00
RT 65 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 31.
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  • Self-propelled, with forward and reverse
  • 13" dual directional, self-sharpening tines
  • 18" tilling width


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Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is well designed Excellent engine and power to weight ratio. One review indicated it was a little fast with tines in forward position, just lift up on handle it will cease shoving the unit. Like all tillers they require getting used to. With one year of gardening and yard work I have no complaints. The gear selector hang ups are are result of the unit being in a bind, simply use the clutching handle to set the gear box in a neutral position and wah-lah it goes in gear with no problems. The bi-directional tines are great when your soil changes with moisture etc. I found out that by running a little slower I have better control and better tilling results. Being retired I'm in no hurry anyway.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine - buy this tiller Did the research, put hands on several machines, read reviews, watched every "youtube" I could find and talked to people who own a Cub Cadet RT 65 Had issue starting machine first time and discovered plug gap was restricted with "gum" like substance. Cleared the "gum" and machine started. Used about 5 hours, no trouble. Shifting improved with use. Clean up is super easy. The removable side shields are great idea. I did notice some of the "tines" were loose. So I would recommend checking all nuts and bolts after first use I wanted a rear tine tiller for a long time. I feel for the money this is an excellent machine
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Extraordinary Tiller I bought this tiller at Tractor Supply three years ago. This tiller does all the work and then some. I've tilled my garden, Cindy's garden, and bought some land where I put in a half-acre garden area. I feel like this must be an "Industrial Strength" tiller because it works hard and well EVERY time. There is a trick to setting into the right gear and tine direction; but after a while I got the hang of it. My only draw-back so far is the drive belt came off a couple of times. I had no trouble getting it back on (4 bolts/screws off and back on). The problem I have is finding the size of the belt listed ANYWHERE on this Cub Cadet Parts Site - so I can buy a new one. I'll have to take it to a local car parts place where they'll measure it and sell me a replacement. In my opinion, this is the BEST garden tiller ever made. Oh, and the Honda motor starts every time.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Machine so far I have had the RT 65 roto tiller for about 3 months and have used it 4 times,breaking new ground and working loose soil so far the RT 65 has performed excellent. It does go a little fast in loose soil, but it is nothing that can't be handled, once you get use to it. It all boils down to getting use to using it.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from gent I love this tiller. It is large enough to till the heavy clay soil that I have. It tills with ease compared with my old small tired tiller.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Transmission Issues Purchased 3 months ago. Unit was hard to shift. Finally transmission gave out. It was learned that the needle bearings were Dry. Looks like it was never greased during assembly. Don't know how many were built this way? Sad, no quality control :(
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bang for your buck I have had a troy bilt pony and a honda rotor tiller. The troy was a workhorse but was hard to start on times. The honda lower transmission gave out and was very expensive to fix. I bought a cub cadet and was pleasantly surprised with the performance. It really gets into the ground and is easy to operate. The changing gears features are on on control which is not the case with either the troy or the honda. They are a little uncooperative on times but a little jiggling and they are fine, I really like the reverse tines feature.
Date published: 2011-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over All performance I bought my tiller Mar 2009, finally used it 2010 about 1/2 hour, then stored again. Pulled it out two days ago to work flower beds, only problem I have is the depth holes do not line up past the 3rd mark, I'll probably have to re-drill them to work. Pronto starting, no struggle for a 67 yr. old woman's equipment and all the power I want plus some.
Date published: 2011-04-07
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