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Model: 12802
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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Width / Depth
10 / 8"


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Largest In Class 40cc Viper 4-Cycle Gas Engine
Convenient & quiet
Requires no mixing of gas and oil

Superior Air Filter Design
Long lasting design keeps dirt outside of the engine

Stand Up Starting
Start and stop comfortably from behind the handle bars

Variable Speed Control
Allows for adjustment depending on soil conditions
Provides flexibility when cultivating around delicate plants

Durable, Solid Bronze Gear Drive
Provides a smooth operation and longer transmission life

Adjustable Wheels
Wheels lift and lock for unobstructed cultivating
Tranporting is made easy when wheels are lowered

Ergonomic Handle Bar Design
Provides improved maneuverability and minimal bouncing


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Engine
Engine Brand
Viper
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
40 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.21 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Tines
Tine Position
Front
Tine Direction
Forward Rotation
Tine Diameter
8 Inches
Tine RPM
250
Tilling Width Min
6 Inches
Tilling Width Max
10 Inches
Tilling Depth Min
8 Inches
Tilling Depth Max
8 Inches
Drive
Transmission
Gear
Forward Speeds
1 Forward
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
33 Pounds
Product Length
23 Inches
Product Width
20 Inches
Product Height
20 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
012642000041
Model
12802
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  1 Question
Q: Can the Earthquake 12802 use an attachment to edge the lawn?
by Robert Udovic from Pennsylvania on September 16, 2014

A: Robrt - yes, you use the Earthquake #15073 edger kit with the model 12802 cultivator: 15073
by Robert, Product Expert
Earthquake 12802 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (12)
Light Weight (11)
Price (8)
Plenty Of Power (7)
Exceeded Expectations (4)
Cons
Unreliable (4)
Difficult To Use (3)
Durability (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
Must Till With Larger Ti... (1)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Sharon B.
Eden, NY
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Machine.
This is exactly what we were looking for to till around the landscaping. We have solid clay and wanted to till in some of the mulch from prior years.

It works great for small areas like this. It was very easy to put together probably about 10 minutes from taking it out of the box. We are very happy with it.
Sharon Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Kip S.
Sugar Grove, WV
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/27/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Limited Uses
I suppose I was expecting too much from this little machine and therefore set myself up for disappointment. I have to say that Tillers Direct was wonderful in filling my order and I am very pleased with their service. However, the product itself is quite another matter. Despite the 40cc engine size, the fact that it is a 4 stroke engine diminishes most of the torque. Small 2-3" stones will constantly jam up the tines and I have to stop to pry them out.

I get maybe 10 feet and have to... more
Pros: Light Weight, Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Durability
Kip Does Not Recommend This Product
Kip's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"prompt shipping with no problems"
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William K.
Mount Vernon, WA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/24/17
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Well
Very happy with the product. It did come missing the choke lever. The company sent us one right away.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Plenty Of Power
William Recommends This Earthquake Product
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
William,
Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad that we were able to remedy the issue immediately to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions please give us a call. Otherwise, we look forward to doing business again in the future.
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Steve S.
Hillsboro, KS
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Use
After getting our new cultivator, I put gas and oil in it and it started on the 2nd pull. My wife loves it because it starts so easily and handles well.
Steve Recommends This Earthquake Product
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David P.
Morrisville, PA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/1/16
REVIEWED
APR.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Was apprehensive on the purchase as i was not familiar with the name. That said I must say that I am more than satisfied. The unit starts easily, and is easy to control. It is a rugged little machine. I would not hesitate recommending this cultivator.
David Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Sam D.
Palmetto, GA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/8/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Tiller
Small and easy to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: None
Sam Recommends This Earthquake Product
Sam's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great tiller. Small, just what I wanted..."
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Robert M.
Lynchburg, VA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/9/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Tool
Moving from Florida to Virginia I encountered red clay for the first time. Clearly I needed a tool to till the clay and mix in soil and other organics. Nothing to complain about with the Earthquake MC440.

Follow directions and she starts very easily easy to control and light weight makes it even easier. It mulches to a pretty fine soil so blending in peat moss and other stuff that allows the soil to breath is an easy goal to achieve.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Plenty Of Power, Exceeded Expectations
Robert Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Paul G.
Warren, MI
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Most Difficult Machine Ever.
I have had this type of cultivator previously with poor mechanical problems. I decided to shop online to replace it. The Earthquake seemed like the best product on the market.

I purchased it in June of 2016. I ran the machine one time. After that I could not start it again. The pull-cord seemed to bind and I could not get a full pull to start it. The machine is sitting in a warm room as a decoration now. I am very disappointed.

I had great ideas on how I was going to use... more
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable, Difficult To Use
Paul Does Not Recommend This Product
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Paul,
Take it in to a local authorized repair center to be fixed under warranty. You can contact the manufacturer first, and they'll advise where to take it and what to do. If you need any further assistance getting this taken care of, feel free to give us a call.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Paul,
I am sorry to hear this happened. Please remember that the product does need to be stored on it's face so that the engine is in a vertical "spark plug up" position per the manual. If it is not stored like this it can lock up the recoil as oil has seeped over the piston. Please contact us and we would be happy to provide you with authorized repaired centers in your area for a warranty evaluation.
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Fred Y.
Oxford, NC
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Earthquake 4 Cycle Tiller
I bought this tiller for my wife. She was wanting a small tiller for the flower garden that would be easy to handle and operate. No one likes having to mix oil and gas for those greasy 2 cycle engines so this was the perfect choice. She loves this tiller. Only one thing to complain about . . . . . the air/fuel mixture was not correct and the tiller was starved for fuel and stalling at high rpm. The adjustment screw has a very unusual head making it difficult to adjust. I used plastic... more
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Paul F.
Guntersville, AL
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/13/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Fit
I found this item to be a perfect fit for the tasks it was purchased for. We have a number of annual beds that my wife likes to loosen up before planting. Our hard clay Alabama soil can make this quite the chore. This unit made this chore a breeze, with plenty of power for the task. I like the ease of the four stroke engine and not having to mix the gas & oil too. I would recommend this unit to anyone with a small vegetable garden or plant beds.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Powerful
Paul Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Tracy B.
Sedan, KS
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 7/1/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Tiller.
I am a disabled vet and have lost 80% of the use of my legs. This tiller is light weight and extremely easy to use. It starts very easy and I have no real issues with the operation. It is quite powerful and it balances me. I have a few movement issues as you can imagine. I fire it up, easy onto the gas and lean back, the tiller does all the work and and drags me along with it. All I have to do is keep it in a straight line. I have had difficulty with the other tillers I have used, in most... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Fast, High Quality
Tracy Recommends This Earthquake Product
Tracy's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The tiller arrived in 3 days. Extremely fast service and I am grateful for the speed of delivery."
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