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RT 65Garden Tiller

WAS $899.00
RT 65 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 22.
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Overall Rating: 3.8


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  • Self-propelled, with forward and reverse
  • 13" dual directional, self-sharpening tines
  • 18" tilling width


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Chain/Belt drive


208cc Cub Cadet® OHV

Rear Shield


Side Shield



1 forward/1 reverse

Till Depth

Adjustable up to 7.5"

Tilling Width


Tine Rotation

Dual direction


13" stamped steel


16" penumatic, ag tread



3-year limited residential


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a well built Tiller I've been using the Cub Cadet (208cc OHV) RT65 Tiller for 7 years with NO problems whatsoever. I have 4 large garden spots every year this tiller has never failed in 7 years. I also own a Cub Cadet lawn tractor.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch the Choke Adjustment So for my third season I started my RT 65 only to have it not work. I went back to the reviews and decided it was me and not the machine. I quickly found the problem: I allowed the clutch adjustment to get loose and therefore not engage. I tightened it and it took off like new! I cannot say enough good things about this tiller!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad transmission The front of cover/shield is designed very low to the ground. This defect design makes rocks easily stuck between cover/shield and tines when you use rear tilling, choking the engine. After several chokings, transmission would be totally damaged. Cub cadet refuses to repair it and said it's customer's inappropriate use. Transmission repair cost $200 more than buy a new machine!!! Never buy it if in rocky ground.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I've had one of these beasts for about 5yrs. I've ruined 2 tillers before this one due to the rough rocky ground. To put it simply, I've beaten the heck out of this one and it just keeps on ticking. Here in Arkansas we have more rocks than dirt, (and stuff grows in it just fine) and this baby chews right through it. Occasionally it'll catch a rock, but a quick change in tine direction throws'em right out. My garden is about 40x300ft and this tiller has never even broken a tine on all the rocks. I finally had to adjust the belt last year, and low and behold needed a new belt this year (who knew?). So ya, well worth the money, solid and very rough design.
Date published: 2016-02-20
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 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase Why we didn't get this sooner???? We have gardens the same sq footage as most peoples houses and had been using a front tine tiller for 17 years....The completeness of the work in one pass is outstanding. We often relocate our fruit plants and this RT65 has made this an easy project!! Love that we bought this and that the staff at Arnold's of St Cloud were as helpful and informative as they were.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad design poor quality After only 1/2 season last year and the start of this one, I am already looking for parts!! I have a sum total of about 5 hours on my brand new tiller purchased last year and I'm already looking for belts and spending valuable time jacking with belt tensioners and the like. POOR DESIGN There is absolutely no speed variable to the drive wheels. While in rear tine mode the tires constantly spin faster than the machine can go. While in forward tine mode even in the loosest of soil it will run away with itself and holding it back is near impossible. Need variable speeds for both tilling and non tilling as walking behind the drive while not tilling will bore you to death. Additionally, there is no oscillation on the tiller so when one sides tire falls off into previously tilled soil or a low spot, the whole tiller tilts off into that direction digging an even bigger hole that exaggerates the problem (because the tires are constantly spinning faster than the machine travels as stated above). This causes you to hold up one side of the tiller and push it through the low spot....and repeat. I find this tiller to be more work than the traditional drive less kind with the very limited exception of tilling back over freshly tilled soil, and by that point who needs the drive assist. I will be selling my "cadet" and purchasing a pto driven tiller for the back of my tractor, which is what I should have done to start with!
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is not as easy to use as stated Let me summarize in case someone doesn't want to read past my initial comments. It's not as easy to use as stated. It gives you a work out especially turning it on the 90 degree corners. It does turn the soil over sufficiently as stated. The clutch/idler pulley must be adjusted in a manner that it still tills and pulls forward but doesn't burn up the belt sides up when in idle. There is no way someone can till the full depth unless you have a real soft garden soil. Therefore, you will have to till numerous times with increasing the depth each time. The transportation forward speed is a little slow, and larger gear ratio would have been better for this application. We have had a lot of rain in our area so there was a spell with 48 hours of no rain so I tried tilling the garden. The engine started on first pull after gassing it up and putting in oil. First I'm going to say it's not a walk beside the tiller unless the garden Gnomes have tilled your soil for you already, an if that is the case you don't need the tiller. My garden soil is real soft but with winter grass and weeds growing on the top, and therefore was gummy due to the rain. During my first hour of tilling, I was doing the full 10 inches deep since my garden had been tilled last fall prior to winter. In the tillers defense I should have been doing only about 4 inches. The tiller motor was straining most of the time and the tiller would jump out ahead(try to run away) if it hit a tough area, especially a tree root which grows out into my the garden from the sides. (I should have done the tilling in layers but this would have taken 3 times as long, to do it in 3 increments). After 1 hour and the tiller stopped moving forward and the tines wouldn't rotate. I removed the belt cover, first the engineers should be horse whipped. They used two sizes of nuts to hold the cover on. What's wrong with a little standardizing. After removing the cover it was apparent what the problem was. The belt had rolled in the pulley drives and was no longer engaging the grooves on the pulleys. So I called Cub Cadet( really MTD answered the phone) and they never heard of the belt rolling. They stated they would send me a new belt but for future problems I would have to take it in for repair. (This would be a real pain in the rear since the machine requires two guys to lift into a pickup). In the mean time I purchased another belt and put it on. However, I left the belt cover off so I could see what was happening. After resuming the tilling, after replacing the belt(with belt cover off) I noticed the engine is not aligned with the rear large drive pulley. I also noticed if you don't have the clutch adjusted just right it so it can engage the tiller and forward drive at the very end of the clutch engagement bar then the belt starts to burn in the motor pulley. If too loose then it burns when under load at the engine pulley. So there is a fine line between the two. Also I would suggest that if you are going to idle more than a few minutes you shut the tiller off since you are rubbing the side of the belt in the motor pulley during this whole time and will glaze the belt sides, because the belt is not turning during idling. Turning the tiller monster at corners is not easy and I'm a big and strong guy. This has nothing to do with depth of tilling so turning is hard no matter what. This is no machine for the weak. I have fences on all four sides of my garden so I can't just go back and forth making turns on the two ends outside the garden area. So I had to turn at every corner which required a lot of transmission shifting in reverse and then back to forward if you were going to get all the soil tilled and not leave untilled corners. I previously had a front tine tiller that would do 5" deep for 30 years(went thru 3 motors) and feel the my old front tine tiller was about as tough to muscle around as this new rear tiller. So as far as ease of operation I find the rear tine tiller not any easier to use than a front tine tiller. If you are going to have to make multiple passes to do your garden then I see no advantage to this rear tine tiller.
Date published: 2015-03-25
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