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

SKU: 445276299
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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
Horsepower: 6.5 HP
Warranty: 3-year limited residential
Power Type: Gas
Start Type: Pull Start
Special Feature(s): 13 in. dual directional, self-sharpening tines
Type: Rear Tine Tiller
Product Length: 44 in.
Engine Type: Kohler
Part Number: 21AB456A709
Product Weight: 269 lb.
Tine Speed: 0 na
Till Width: 18 in.
Tine Location: Rear
CARB Compliant: Yes
Brand: Cub Cadet
Engine Brand: Kohler
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Cutting Swath: 18 in.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 0.9 gal.
Working Depth: 7.5 in.
Engine Type: 6.5 HP/196cc Kohler OHV 4-cycle gas engine
Tire Diameter: 16 in.
Fuel Capacity: 0.9 gal.
Tilling Depth: 7 in.
Working Width: 18 in.
Torque: N/A
Number of Tines: 16
Tine Diameter: 13 in. Stamped Steel
Product Width: 24 in.
Product Weight: 269 lb.
Engine Displacement: 196 cc
Engine Rating: 6.5 HP
Manufacturer Part Number 21AB456A709
Cub Cadet RT 65 Dual-Direction 18 in. Rear-Tine Tiller, 21AB456A709 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 275.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Garden Tiller great tiller. works as should. Does have safetys in place too. trans shifter is "sticky have to work gentle or over time it'll break.
Date published: 2019-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rear-tineTiller So far it has worked great only had it a month or two,
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tiller I bought it used right away was ok at best carburetors needs adjustments but is not adjustable and some of the safety covers were loose drives a little too fast for tine speed ok for small gardeners
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tiller I have ever owned! This tiller does an outstanding job! It made the soil preparation a pleasure!
Date published: 2019-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the drive to pick it up preassembled! I risked it and purchased a Troy Bilt Mustang 18" through another vendor and both arrived damaged still crated in the box. So I decided to find something locally and found Tractor Supply had this Cub Cadet in stock, I did some YouTubing and watched a few reviews of this machine and I decided to give it a go. After finishing up some of the assembly, tightending up a few bolts that were loose and zip tieing a couple of wires tighter to the frame I fueled it up and put some oil in. It cranked up on first try. This machine very nicely broke into my compacted soil, even finding a few large stones, and after a few passes left that dark earth fluffier than dow feather. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cub Cadet at Tractor Supply We have been a longtime customer of Tractor Supply, in Clifton Park, NY and a big fan of Cub Cadet products. Friendly salesperson and availability of product made this a very successful purchase. Tiller has been performing top notch since purchase. Would recommend Tractor Supply to any of my friends.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase This tiller was a last minute purchase but it has been well worth it. We are constantly using it, do not regret it at all.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Easy starting work well and my hard clay ground Price was reasonable compared to other products
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cub Cadet Rear-Tine Tiller This Cub Cadet tiller a lot better than the broken Craftsman tiller I own. Doesn't even compare. I am extremely happy with it so far.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dirt eater This tiller is easy to start. With the tines in reverse it easily cuts through soil that hasn't been worked for years. I would recommend this machine.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have rough soil? Use this! Works well for our rough clay soil. Easy to handle.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rear tine tiller Starts easy and works hard. Only have worked with it 10hrs so far. First oil change was simple. It begs for more work.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cub Cadet RT 65 Dual-Direction Tiller The hand grips slip off too easy and the shifter doesn’t select smoothly
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice machine Bought a competitors product with high ratings, lasted two days before I returned. And I never return products. Left there headed to tractor supply and purchased Cub cadet. Night and day, love it. Only regret is wasting two days.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from would not start when I picked this up, the guy said he was having a hard time getting it started. He said he only put just a little bit of gas in it. So I thought that , well it needed more gas. when I got it home, and put gas in it. I was able to pull it out after 7 days of raining. It now is full of gas. I pulled the cord for about 30 min. Now sweat was poring of. I checked the plug, and it was getting gas. So there was now spark. I took it back.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Equipment Absolutely love this machine! It made our job creating our new flower beds and vegetable garden easy. The machine is easy to start and maneuver.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money Good tiller, a little finicky to get in the desired gear. Easy start. The tines rotate forward or reverse for heavier tilling.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this one This is a great machine I have a large garden and it gets the job done
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome cub cadet tiller Great machine. I never had used a tiller but this is model is great strong machine..
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rt65 Does a good job, with the only negative being the tires spin when the soil is loose and the rear tines are engaged.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use Does a good job preparing the soil for a garden and mixing in manure
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tiller This tiller is amazing!! Powers through the dirt!! Starts on first pull. This was a great purchase for us!!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable First time I used it I tilled over 6000 linear feet and it only took about 3 hours. This unit is strong & smooth. I'd like to see the shift bar strength improved a bit but aside from that it is a great machine.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great This tiller works grate. unlike the ones that the motor sits on the tines , this thing is a breeze to operate.it dont jump all around will tilling a straight line.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the rear tines Always had front tine tiller but I really like the rear tine
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good for the money Love the power but the gears do stick and the padding on the handle ripped immediately after purchase.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful for a mid sized tiler Had my 20x10 garden tiled in about 10 minutes took me a bit to get used to the power it has but I love it so far
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eats Anything Chews thru our front yard like a beaver thru a saplin', the best tiller I have ever owned hands down, would recommend to anyone who will listen, that about says it all..
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Binding Shifting to different positions such as forward and reverse bind up causing rod to bend
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as it should I bought this at a discount for being used but once looked over looked like it been knocked over in shipping had dent in gas tank. But I’m alright with that got a good deal on it. Works wonderfully.
Date published: 2019-05-07
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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

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

show me the on/off gas shutoff switch.

Asked by: crunch211
Hello crunch211. For this location information, you'll need to call and speak to our Technical Support staff. The contact number is located on the Cub Cadet website. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-05-23
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