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Powermate (18") 196cc Rear Tine Counter-Rotating Gas Powered Tiller (CA Only)

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Model: P-RTT-196MD
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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
Hard SoilHard Soil
Engine
Tines
Rear Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward/Counter Rotation
Width / Depth
18 / 6"
4-Stroke OHV Engine
No gas/oil mix; powerful & efficient

Rear-Tine Design
Perfect for tough garden projects

Counter-Rotating 11" Tines
Complete the job quickly and effectively
Remove weeds and allow for fresh soil to be upturned

18 Inch Tilling Width
Cover a large amount of space in one pass

13 Inch Heavy-Duty Pneumatic Tires
Stabilize the tiller over rough terrain; easy to make sharp turns

Gear-Drive System
Run on less power for maximum fuel & engine efficiency

Foldable, Pistol-Grip Handles
Easy to transport & store

Side Shields
Help protect the engine

Only For Sale To California
Meets strict CARB emissions standards


Engine
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
196 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
3.95 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Torque
9.6 Lbs
Tines
Tine Position
Rear
Tine Direction
Counter Rotation
Tine Diameter
11 Inches
Tilling Width Min
18 Inches
Tilling Width Max
18 Inches
Tilling Depth Min
6 Inches
Tilling Depth Max
6 Inches
Drive
Transmission
Gear
Forward Speeds
1 Forward
Accessories
Side Shield
Yes
Wheels
Front Tire Size
13 x 6.5 Inch
Overview
Weight
84 Pounds
Product Length
44 Inches
Product Width
21.7 Inches
Product Height
19.3 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
846236005422
Model
P-RTT-196MD
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Overall Rating
Features
2/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 5
Pros
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
Bad Instructions (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Chuck M.
Rome, GA
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Stopped Working With Less Than 20 Hours On Unit.
Purchased new in 2011 to till my garden I have had for years. The tiller may have close to 20 hours on it and the other day the tines stopped working. I took it apart and the tine worm gear had stripped. They used either bronze or brass material to make the gear. It was gold in color. I was trying to order the gear and was told I could would have to order the whole transmission for $270+$70 shipping. I was informed that the ground I was tilling must have been too hard in order for the... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Chuck Does Not Recommend This Product
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John A.
Kennedale, TX
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Tiller!!
Have had this tiller since 2011, and we till and maintain a 200 x 100 garden with it. We haven't had any problems at all, even though this ground gets very hard. It will till down very deep, and is very good at tilling up the soil as needed.

We find it is best to use med-high grade gasoline plus an added gas stabilizer too. With other older tillers we had so many fuel issues using just reg grade gas and no gas stabilizer. So far we're very happy with this model and hope it continues to... more
John Recommends This Powermate Product
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Niki B.
Des Allemands, LA
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Sure If It Is The Brand Or The Store
Bought my tiller last July 5, 2013. Home Depot left in the weather and engine filled with water. Rather than replacing it, they cleaned it and got it running. Used it for about four hours on July 5, 2013. Has been in the garage since. Started once during the winter to allow it to run. Tried starting it 3 weeks ago, would not start. Took apart carburetor and lines are corroded, cannot clear, pretty sure it is due to the water that was in the entire engine and fuel tank.Regardless, had... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
Niki Does Not Recommend This Product
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