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

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Entry Level
Troy-Bilt Engine
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Max Width
Max Depth
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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

  Model Number:TBC57
 Made in USANo
 Starting SystemPush Button
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage20 Volts
 Battery TypeLithium Ion
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 TransmissionWorm Gear
 Tire Size5 Inch
 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
 Side ShieldNo
 Assembly RequiredYes
 Weight29.0 Lbs. (13.15 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2
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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.
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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.
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Tillers Direct Recommended

The Troy-Bilt TBC57 is the ultimate cultivator for the person looking to get away from the maintenance of gas, but also looking to escape cumbersome cords. This cordless, battery operated cultivator is great for working up flower beds as well as maintaining rows of vegetables.

The TBC57 adds a bonus not found on many cordless tillers and this would be an extra battery. The battery which comes with this cultivator has the ability to run up to 40 minutes on a single charge depending on soil... more
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Charles C.
Madill, OK
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 1/28/14
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Idea Failed To Fulfill My Exact Needs
I have a small Troy-Bilt tiller, but it would not go as deep as I needed. The Cultivator was more narrow and I hoped would get me the depth I needed. But the soil was hard enough that the front tines just walked in most places. Where the soil was moist and mostly sandy, it did what I needed but still not to the depth I wanted. I know what a cultivator is supposed to do, but I had hoped to use it to help me create a utility trench deep enough to reach the depth the utility workers requested. I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Difficult To Use, Front Tines Difficult Hard Dirt
Charles Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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"I had the cultivator in short order. I did find that one of the batteries shipped with the cultivotor was faulty but after explaining what I felt was wrong between the battery and the charger, I was shipped a replacement immediately and it worked just as well as the first one I charged. I can use the cultivator in places where I only need to stir the soil and the idea that all I need is a fresh battery instead of fuel is a great idea. Customer Service was reasonable in that I did not have to ship the bad battery back and they believed that I knew what I was talking about where the charger was concerned."
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Doris T.
Silver Springs, NV
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
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
25 Helpful Votes
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
17 Helpful Votes
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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