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

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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Grade
Entry Level
Motor
Troy-Bilt Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Max Width
9.0"
Max Depth
5.0"
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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
  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
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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)
Front Tines Difficult Ha... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Not For Short Users (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Margaret W.
Cortez, CO
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 1/26/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
70 Year-old Loves This Tiller!
This tiller is just right for me to weed between rows, around berry bushes, etc. It starts right up and handles well.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Margaret Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Joseph Kaler
Colorado Springs, CO
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 8/20/14
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Did Not Meet Expectations
Perhaps I had expectations set too high, as after hip surgery I needed a tiller that I would not have to wrestle with to get the job done.

This one is easy to use, but it does not "till" as I had expected. One has to go over the same ground several times to actually "till", all the while being careful not to till too deeply or the machine will simply stop.

The battery does not appear to last anywhere near the advertised time.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Quiet
Cons: Insufficient Power
Joseph Does Not Recommend This Product
Bob, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Joseph,
This unit is not a tiller. It's a cultivator, designed for stirring, not breaking soil. This battery-operated cultivator is not meant to be powerful enough to till into soil.

A front-tine tiller is capable of breaking loose soil and digging deeper. A rear-tine tiller is capable of breaking hard soil and providing more power and depth.

The battery time is likely shorter than expected because the unit's being overhauled to serve a purpose it's not designed for. If you have any further questions about the difference between a tiller and a cultivator, please reference our article Chop & Mix - The Difference Between a Tiller and a Cultivator, or feel free to give us a call at (888) 483-4649
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Richard E.
Mission Viejo, CA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 12/16/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Troy-bilt Cordless Electric Cultivator W/ Free 2nd Battery
The tiller works just fine. But, one of the batteries cuts off after a minute or two, then runs ok for another minute or so. I think the internal part(s) of the battery are faulty? The second battery works full time (20-30 minutes) then it's time to rest and recharge.
Richard Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
Bob, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Richard,
We apologize for this inconvenience. It sounds like the battery you have is faulty. One of our product experts will be giving you a call today to assist you with this and get you a new battery. Could you please have your serial number on the tiller available and we can get another battery sent out to you. If you have any other questions or would like to call us, please call 800-710-7499.
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Ralph B.
Providence, UT
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/28/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great New Product
I am old and not in good health. I used to have a garden tiller that I would use, but it was difficult to run and sometimes difficult to start.

Now with the Lithium Ion cordless electric cultivator both my wife and I can cultivate much easier and quicker. We love our new Troy-Bilt cultivator.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Quiet, Price
Ralph Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Joseph Di Mento
Fallbrook, CA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 10/20/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Unit Delivered
New, out of the box unit was inoperative. Batteries charged up nicely, but this unit would not work. Possibly a bad switch? Very unsatisfactory for a brand new unit. Could not get any of the listed service shops to work on it. The last shop, after some investigation deemed it not cost effective to attempt a fix and suggested getting a refund.
Contact with Tillers Direct was fruitless. Was told to contact Troy Bilt for resolution of problem.
You sent me a pretty piece of junk. Am skeptical... more
Joseph Does Not Recommend This Product
Bob, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Joseph,
We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Not quite sure where the person you spoke with go the idea this would not be something we would replace or provide credit for. This is a warranty item, but one we are happy to help with. We will have one of our team members give you a call with information on sending this item back.
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Rick W.
Spearfish, SD
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 6/29/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Small Tiller
I am a one armed person and while the cordless tiller is in no way as powerful as a gas model it does a decent job and is not hard to handle.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Rick Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Shane B.
Slidell, LA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 12/4/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Just Purchased Kit For The Batteries
These batteries are expensive and hard to find. Just put the new charger and the tiller away - may not try them ever - this was a good deal just to purchase 2 batteries, that operate the blower I regularly use.
Shane Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Sharron B.
Ogden, UT
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/14/15
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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