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Cub Cadet RT65 (18") 187cc Honda Dual Rotating Rear Tine Tiller

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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
Hard SoilHard Soil
Grade
Mid Grade
Engine
Honda Engine
Tines
Rear Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward/Counter Rotation
Max Width
18"
Max Depth
6.5"
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Premium Honda 187cc GC 4-Cycle OHC Engine
Provides torque needed to cultivate the most compact soil
6.9 lb-ft gross torque
190 rpm rotational speed

Self-Propelled Drive System
One forward speed and one reverse speed

Dual Rotating Tines
Functions as a forward rotating cultivator
Functions as a counter rotating deep soil tiller

13-Inch Tine Diameter
Self-sharpening, heat-treated tines
Delivers superior ground breaking & seedbed prep in any soil

Wider 18-Inch Working Width Rear Tine Design
Wider width gives you more tilling area with each pass
Cover more ground so you get your work done faster

Heavy-Duty Front Counterweight
Increases weight on the wheels and improves balance
Provides safer operation

16-Inch Pneumatic Ag Tread Tires
Heavy treads provide better grip in cultivated and muddy soil


Model
  Model Number:RT65
 UPC:043033540341
 ManufacturerCub Cadet
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GC
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC187 cc
 Torque6.9 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size0.50 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Drive
 TransmissionChain / Manual
 Speeds1 Forward/1 Reverse
Wheels
 Tire Size16 Inch
Tines
 TinesRear
 Tine DirectionDual Rotation
 Tine Diameter13 Inch
 Depth Adjustments6 Postions
 Tine RPM190 RPM
 Tilling Width18 inches
 Tilling Depth6.5 inches
Accessories
 Side ShieldYes
Overview
 Weight220.0 Lbs. (99.79 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty3
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  5 Questions
Q: Can you get this tiller with an electric start?
by B Rutherford from Louisiana on March 12, 2014

A: The Cub Cadet RT65 tiller is not available with an electric start if you want the Honda engine. The RT65 only comes with an electric start with the Cub Cadet 208cc engine: RT65E
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Hi - I'm building a fence around my garden and am interested in the width of the Cub Cadet RT65 and Husqvarna DRT900/DRT900H so I know how wide I need to make the gate. Don't want to build a fence and find I can't get the tiller into the garden!
by Roger from Colorado on September 02, 2013

A: Roger,

We are looking at a max width of about 23" when the RT65 is fully assembled, and the DRT900/900H are the same size with a max width of about 20.5".

If you have any further questions, always feel free to contact me directly at 800-710-7499 Ext. 133.

I'm always happy to help!
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Hello,

Are there other attachments that can be used with this tiller? Perhaps a hiller/furrower?

Thank you!

by Katie from Vermont on February 11, 2013

A: Katie - sorry, but Cub Cadet no longer offers a hiller/furrower for their rear tine tillers. They did, but they dropped it from their offering a year or two ago.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: What size wheels does the cub cadet rt65 tiller have
by Wendell Kratz from Arkansas on February 08, 2013

A: Wendell - the Cub Cadet RT65 series tillers have a 16-inch pneumatic ag tread tire.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: looking at the Cub Cadet RT45 and RT65
RT 65 has a honda engine
who makes the RT 45 engine ?
Are the tilers identicall except the engines?

by Jim Ace Rental from Minnesota on February 05, 2013

A: Jim,

The RT45 uses a Cub Cadet engine. Cub Cadet build their own engines.

The 45 has counter rotating tines, 13x5 tires, 12 inch tines and five depth adjustments up to 6 inches.

The RT65 has dual rotating tines-all forward or all counter(backward)-, 16 inch tires, 13 inch tines and six depth adjustments up to 6.5 inches.
by Bob, Product Expert
Cub Cadet RT65 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Durable (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Reliable (2)
Fast (1)
Cons
Expensive (1)
Had To Replace The Engin... (1)
Backing Up And Adjusting... (1)
Gear Designations Are No... (1)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
21 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
474 Helpful Votes
Tillers Direct Recommended

The Cub Cadet RT65 dual rotating rear tine garden tiller is built tough and it's priced so that any homeowner can afford one! This workhorse will dig deep and turn over the most compacted soil with ease.

The Cub Cadet RT65 rear tine tiller features a premium 187cc Honda GC-series engine that fires this tiller up quickly and easily. The transmission is self-propelled with forward and reverse operation. The tines are 13 inches in diameter and are dual rotating, heat treated, and... more
Bob Recommends This Model
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Don
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cub Tiller
This is a great tiller. I used it now for about one month. It arrived by truck in great shape, no damage. I just had to attach the handle and control cable. They even included a quart of oil. It is nice and quiet and starts very easily. Plenty of power to get the job done. The only drawback is that it is a little difficult to turn around with the axle being locked, I wish they would have a steering system like snow blowers do, where you can unlock one wheel to make turning easy. One other thing... more
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130
Corey
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 8/20/13
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Works Great If You Till With Something Else First.
The Engine and transmission seem to work well and it seems well built, although, I have only used it a couple of times now on pre-broke dirt. My only complaint is that it can't take a very deep "bite" on any single pass. It may take more practice running it and getting used to it though. I can only compare it to my front tine tiller which was a piece of cake tilling up a 3000 square foot garden. With the front tine I could do the whole thing with one pass to get about 6-8 inches... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Corey Would Recommend Tillers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The shipping was fast and reliable. For my transaction this is a website I trust for buying "high dollar" items."
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Jeff S.
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/12/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Tiller
This Tiller Is Far Easier to Operate Than I Thought It Would Be. Setting the Tines to Rotate in Reverse,This Tiller Just Digs Down and Creeps Along. Very Easy to Handle and Starts On the First Pull. I Have Only Used This Machine Twice But I Am Very Pleased With Its Performance.
I Looked At Several Tillers Before Buying This One and I Think I Made the Right Choice, Both For the Price and the Features.
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Roy W.
Westerville, OH
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/19/13
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rototiller Rt 65 Gets The Job Done
We bought the RT65 tiller with dual rotating rear tines in order to plant a small vegetable garden on our 80 acre Farm. It has the capability of doing the big jobs in preparing the garden plot, working in the compost, etc. as well as the routine, touch up jobs for the garden. We knew that we will eventually expand the garden and may need to get something to pull behind our tractor, but for now, this unit is great.

We expect to pre-condition the garden this fall and to triple the size so... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Gear Designations Are Not Lined Up With Pointer
Roy Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Roy Would Recommend Tillers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The equipment is excellent and the service was excellent. We made great connections with the shipper who met us at a convenient parking lot to transfer the tiller from his semi trailer to my small trailer for taking it to our farm. The unit lived up to expectations."
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John O.
Snohomish, WA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/5/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
Love the tiller, learning to run it. Throttle adjust when in a tight place in the blueberries, is hard, to back out. Otherwise, love it. Forward for going between garden rows without piling up dirt on sides on small plants, deep back blade rototilling for setting up garden, and getting paths free of weeds is great.
Pros: Durable, Light Weight, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Backing Up And Adjusting Throttle Is Interesting
John Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Robert S.
Danville, CA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/6/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rotilling In Hard Clayey Soil
This tiller did a great job preparing our garden. It has plenty of power and starts right up. One caution that I learned was the reverse gear operation. One needs to be cognizant of what's behind you when you put it in reverse. I learned to basically step aside and let the tiller go beside me. The tiller will give one a great full body workout and the end result will be a garden ready to plant. I especially like the large diameter wheels and the counter-rotation of the tines. The latter... more
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104
Bryan
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/30/13
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Very Well
We have used the Cub Cadet only once so far, but we have found it to be a great machine. It is sturdy, cuts well, and is relatively quiet compared to other tillers I have used. So far we are very pleased.
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Bruce Fleeker
Meriden, KS
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 11/30/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Roto Tiller
Have only owned for a week - was able to use it a couple of times after ground thawed. Worked very well - the pin that holds the shift lever fell out the first time I used it but was able to fix.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast
Bruce Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Chris C.
Medaryville, IN
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
This is a piece of junk. I had to replace the motor the second season. Used about 24 hrs. total. Used too many belts, gearing does not work well, it is hard to control . . . . I will never own a belt drive again !
Cons: Had To Replace The Engine The Second Season
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109
Ramona
Roy, WA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/26/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Tiller
I bought the Cub Cadet because of the front weight, dual rotating blades, the larger wheels and the Honda motor. So far it has done a great job. It is very easy to use, as a woman I was concerned about being able to control it. Not a problem at all. We have very rocky soil and it goes through it very well. The pull start is very easy to pull and starts after a couple of pulls when cold and 1 after warmed up. The self propel feature is great too. My garden is at the bottom of a steep hill... more
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130
Jon S.
Boyce, VA
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
This tiller is junk. The Honda engine is great otherwise the design is poor. The ground speed is too fast and cannot be controlled except to reduce engine speed. The designer knew nothing about gardening.
The gearbox is clunky, sometimes you have to rock the tiller to get it into a gear, there is a squeal noise that happens randomly (not the belt). It seems MTD has taken over the tiller world and they are producing junk that is not worth $700. The only value on this machine is the... more
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