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Cub Cadet RT 65 Dual-Direction 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller, 21AB456A709

SKU: 445276299
Cub Cadet RT 65 Dual-Direction 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller, 21AB456A709
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TSC of franklin #2314
2176 hillsboro rd ste 122
franklin, TN 37069
(615) 595-5700
TSC of franklin #2314
2176 hillsboro rd ste 122
franklin, TN 37069
(615) 595-5700
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Cub Cadet's powerful rear-tine tillers help you break new ground, turn over an existing garden in early spring or maintain a garden during the growing season.

  • SUPERIOR GROUND BREAKING - with 13 in. dual-direction, self-sharpening tines, the RT65 provides exceptional cultivating and seedbed preparation in any soil.
  • COVERS MORE GROUND - The RT65 features an 18 in. tilling width for a full garden. You'll be able to get the job done as fast as you need to, no matter the size.
  • EASY TO USE - Single-hand operation lets you stand to the side and steer the tiller with one hand so you don't have to walk in your freshly tilled soil. And an adjustable, vertical handle is a simple way to set your height.
  • 6.5 HP/196cc Kohler OHV 4-cycle gas engine
  • 1 Forward/1 Reverse Speed
  • 16 in. Penumatic Tires, Ag Tread
  • Adjustable Side Shields
  • Till Depth Adjustable up to 7.5 in.
  • 13 in. Stamped Steel Tines
  • Dual Direction Tines
  • 18 in. Tilling Width
3-year limited residential warranty

Specification Description
Fuel Tank Capacity: 0.9 gal.
Engine Type: Kohler
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Engine Type: 6.5 HP/196cc Kohler OHV 4-cycle gas engine
Tilling Depth: 7 in.
Working Depth: 7.5 in.
Warranty: 3-year limited residential
Engine Rating: 6.5 HP
Till Width: 18 in.
Tire Diameter: 16 in.
Horsepower: 6.5 HP
CARB Compliant: Yes
Cutting Swath: 18 in.
Tine Location: Rear
Power Type: Gas
Type: Rear Tine Tiller
Special Feature(s): 13 in. dual directional, self-sharpening tines
Product Weight: 269 lb.
Tine Speed: 0 na
Product Width: 24 in.
Product Weight: 269 lb.
Engine Brand: Kohler
Brand: Cub Cadet
Start Type: Pull Start
Tine Diameter: 13 in. Stamped Steel
Product Length: 44 in.
Fuel Capacity: 0.9 gal.
Number of Tines: 16
Part Number: 21AB456A709
Engine Displacement: 196 cc
Torque: N/A
Working Width: 18 in.
Manufacturer Part Number 21AB456A709
Cub Cadet RT 65 Dual-Direction 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller, 21AB456A709 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 295.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great engine,poorly built transmission Bought this at TSC in the middle of the season ,it worked fine to the end of summer. Used it next year and in August the reverse tine rotation stopped working, but forward did work but there was a grinding noise. Finished up the season with my old front tine tiller. At TSC I was told it was out of warranty. This has always been stored inside in a dry building. Being a mechanic all my life this spring (2020) I opened up the gear case and found 30T forward tine idler gear and 44T reverse tine gear with multiple broken teeth.After reading the reviews on this product it seem there may well be a problem with the tine drive gears and shifter. Don't know if it's worth putting that much money in it. I really expected a much better product from my previous experience with Cub Cadet.
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk Looks good on the outside but inside is garbage. Less than 20 hours and a gear lost 4 points. Gears are made of really bad metal, like some kind of pig iron. Don’t waste your money. And support sucks.
Date published: 2020-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tiller Amazing little workhorse of a tiller. Would buy again, but thanks to rugged construction with the right upkeep I won't have to. Easy to maneuver, cuts straight and true. And as always we recieved the royal treatment from TS employees. They were knowledgeable not just on the tiller itself but had several very helpful tips on the subject of maintenance.
Date published: 2020-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to pull start I haven’t used it yet in the garden as it is still too wet, but I needed a garden tiller that I can start myself and so far so good
Date published: 2020-02-24
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Does this tiller have a neutral drive feature? Or do you have to remove cotter pins to move from shed to garden.

Asked by: Wix Farms
Hello - The Cub Cadet RT65 has the ability to drive forward or in reverse with or without the tines rotating. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-02-18

Does tiller have electric start

Asked by: Mudmixer
Hello - The Cub Cadet RT-65 does not have electric start. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2017-04-12

What type oil or grease do you need for the gear box

Asked by: jw79

will a hiller/furrower fit this machine

Asked by: varmit
Hello Varmit. The Cub Cadet RT 65 Dual-Direction 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller unfortunately, does not have a compatible hiller / furrower. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2017-03-15

Does this model operate in reverse?

Asked by: Doretha
Hello - Yes, the Cub Cadet RT-65 will operate in reverse. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2018-04-09

how many speed transmission

Asked by: rufus r
Hello rufus r. The RT65 utilizes 1 forward and 1 reverse speed. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2018-04-20

Is the chain gear drive (sealed).

Asked by: rbennett
Hello rbennett. The Cub Cadet RT 65 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller gearcase and chain case assembly is not sealed. It has parts that are available for individual purchase if ever needed. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2018-04-09

how many forward gears are there

Asked by: Farmer Rude
Hello Farmer Rude. The RT 65 has 1 forward and 1 reverse speed. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-05-09
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