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The Troy-Bilt (9") 20-volt lithium ion cordless electric cultivator w/ free 2nd battery has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Troy-Bilt (9") 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Cultivator w/ FREE 2nd Battery

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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Motor
Troy-Bilt Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Width / Depth
9.0" / 5.0"
Includes FREE 2nd 20-Volt Lithium Ion Battery
That's a $79.99 retail value

The Ultimate In Garden Tilling Convenience!
No extension cord to drag around; no gas or oil to mess with!
Put flower beds or a vegetable garden anyplace on your property

Ideal For Cultivating Gardens, Flower Beds And Weeding
Also preps beds for planting and dry and dead spots for seeding
Perfect for general weeding and soil aeration

Rechargeable 20 Volt, 2.6-Ah Lithium Ion Battery
Incredibly lightweight - the real advantage of lithium ion!
Maintains consistent power for the entire run time of the battery
Run time up to 40 min. per battery depending on soil conditions
Includes TWO (2) 20-volt lithium-ion batteries and charging stand

Adjustable Tilling Width From 6-Inches To 9-Inches
4 Usman welded tines
5-inch maximum tilling depth
Steel tine shield

Closed Plow Style Handle
Foam hand grips for added comfort


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Model
  Model Number:TBC57
 UPC:084931842458
 ManufacturerTroy-Bilt
 Made in USANo
Motor
 Starting SystemPush Button
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage20 Volts
 Battery TypeLithium Ion
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 TransmissionWorm Gear
 SpeedsManual
Wheels
 Tire Size5 Inch
Tines
 TinesFront
 Tine DirectionForward Rotation
 Tine Diameter8 Inch
 Depth Adjustments3 Postions
 Tine RPM155 RPM
 Tilling Width6.0 inches - 9.0 inches
 Tilling Depth2.5 inches - 5.0 inches
Accessories
 Side ShieldNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredYes
 Weight29.0 Lbs. (13.15 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  3 Questions
Q: Hi Bob. Can this be used to AERATE a lawn that already has grass? I am looking for something that would allow me to aerate a few times a year that works more quickly than my manual aerator.

Thanks

by Neil from New York on November 27, 2014

A: Neil - there is no aerator attachment available for the Troy-Bilt TBC57 cultivator. The tines that come with the unit are far too aggressive to use for aerating grass.
by Bob, Product Expert

Q: How long can you till per/charge?
by Frank from Michigan on March 09, 2014

A: Frank - the Troy-Bilt TBC57 cordless electric cultivator will run time up to 40 minutes on a full charge depending on soil conditions.
by Bob, Product Expert

Q: How long does it take to recharge the battery?
by Peggy Hedgpeth from Virginia on March 31, 2012

A: Peggy - the initial charge right out of the carton will take 4 to 6 hours to fully charge the battery. After that, it should take 2 to 2-1/2 hours to recharge the battery.
by Bob, Product Expert

Troy-Bilt TBC57 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (18)
Light Weight (17)
Quiet (16)
Price (10)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Cons
Low Power (1)
One Battery Is Faulty Tr... (1)
Insufficient Power (1)
Front Tines Difficult Ha... (1)
Battery Hard To Get In A... (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Sharron B.
Ogden, UT
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/14/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Small Tiller.
I really like my battery tiller! I have several small gardens and it works great! Battery lasts quite long and it is very easy to start! I am a 78 year old widow and can handle it fine! Thanks also for the free shipping!
Sharron Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
Sharron's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Already have recounted to several friends."
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Suellen T.
Montpelier, VA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/12/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
My Troy-bilt cordless battery powered cultivator operates just as advertised. It tills my small garden and flower bed perfectly. It is not meant for working large or heavy soil but does a very good job in small areas and is light weight and easy to use.
Suellen Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Richard H.
Mount Vernon, TX
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What My Wife Needs
I bought this tiller for my wife. She needed a small tiller for use in the flowerbeds, and this one is light enough for her to handle. She also likes battery-driven rather than, as she puts it, yanking on a rope for an hour.

The only complaint she has is the handle is too long. She's 4'11" and must reach up too high which is both awkward and tiring. An adjustable handle would be a good addition.
Richard Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Myron M.
Nampa, ID
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dirty Work
I like the little cultivator and use it whenever needed..the battery maintains a good charge, and seems powerful enough for light tilling and loosening the ground in the garden...no complaints on my TBC57.
Myron Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Don R.
St. Louis, MO
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Easy To Use
I have some small flower beds and it's good for my needs. Two or four blades is handy for the tighter places. It has limits but for me it's perfect.
Don Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Joseph F.
Highland, KS
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Sons Machine
We bought this to till weeds in the garden. My son does most of it. We had a 2 cycle gas one but it locked up less than a year after we bought it. This has been doing a great job. The batteries last about 30 minutes or so in this tough Kansas dirt. I wish Troy-Bilt made a weed trimmer that used the same batteries. The cultivator is doing a fine job.
Joseph Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Orville M.
Hutchinson, MN
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/14/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Machine
We bought the electric Troy tiller to help us with our 300 + tree orchard. We are about 1/2 way through our spring clean up and the tiller is working fine. It runs out of battery power about the same time we run out of energy to clean up the weeds.

We are both close to 80 years old and needed some help we could rely on.to start and run when we wanted it. Starting a gas motor tiller is too much frustration and work for us.
Orville Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Doris T.
Silver Springs, NV
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy Bilt Rechargeable.
Took it out today to prepare for planting some berry vines. It did super. I am a 65 year old woman and did not have any problem controlling it even though this is some of the hardest soil I have ever seen. It is almost impossible to dig with a shovel. I love my tiller.
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Joseph T.
Santa Fe, NM
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/27/12
Total Helpful Votes
38 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Right For The Job
I have two plots in community gardens. I already owned an electric tiller, however there is no electricity at my gardens. I debated getting a gasoline powered tiler, but I did not want to fool with the gasoline and fumes. I saw that a battery powered tiller was available. I was a little worried that it may not be powerful enough. I also saw that the battery was good for at least half an hour.

I went ahead and bought the battery powered tiller and an extra battery in case one was not... more
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Bobby C.
Mabank, TX
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/1/12
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Tiller - Not Ergo Friendly
I like the performance of the tiller...but... there is not enough adjustment on the tiller arms for short people. This puts my shoulders in very comfortable position and I cannot use the tiller for any length of time.

TD RESPONDS: You may want to contact the folks at Troy-bilt, toll free, at (800) 828-5500 to see if they have any tips or tricks for adapting their cultivator for a shorter reach.
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Christian S.
Oshkosh, WI
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/19/14
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great For Older Users
Purchased for my 80+ year old mother, she could no longer pull start her small rototiller but wanting to keep her independence. This tiller fits the bill, just plug in battery and go. Only downside, she is under 5 feet and the handle is to tall. Also the battery is hard to get in and out of the charger.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Not For Short Users, Battery Hard To Get In And Out Of Charger
Christian Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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