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Dirty Hand Tools Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: 100983
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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
Hard SoilHard Soil
Engine
Tines
Rear Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward/Counter Rotation
Width / Depth
16 / 10"
196cc Kohler SH265 4-Cycle Engine
Overhead valve design for better fuel economy & top performance
Electronic ignition system for easy, dependable starts

Counter-Rotating Tines
Allows tines to work through tough soil conditions
Excellent for heavy soils and breaking sod
Ideal for preparing soil that has never been tilled previously

16" Tilling Width w/ 10" Tilling Depth
Allows you to cover more area in less time
Adjustable depth regulator (6-position)

Protective Front Bumper
Helps guard your engine from damage

13" x 5" AG Tires
Heavy treads provide better grip in cultivated and muddy soil


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Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
6.5 HP
CC
196 CCs
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Tines
Tine Position
Rear
Tine Direction
Counter Rotation
Depth Adjustments
6 Postions
Tilling Width Min
16 Inches
Tilling Width Max
16 Inches
Tilling Depth Min
3 Inches
Tilling Depth Max
10 Inches
Drive
Transmission
Gear
Forward Speeds
1 Forward
Accessories
Side Shield
Yes
Wheels
Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
145 Pounds
Product Length
43.0 Inches
Product Width
19.0 Inches
Product Height
45.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
856206004140
Model
100983
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Dirty Hand Tools 100983 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5
Pros
Price (8)
Durable (4)
High Quality (4)
Easy To Use (2)
Features (2)
Cons
Difficult To Use (1)
Needs Reverse And Neutra... (1)
Durability (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Unreliable (1)
48% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Robert, the Tiller Expert

Bob, Ped Product Expert
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
48 Helpful Votes
New Dirty Hand Tools Tiller
Dirty Hand Tools builds some of the highest rated and most popular gas log splitters on our log splitters direct web store. They have applied that same design expertise and know-how to their two new tiller models.

The Dirty Hand Tools #100983 rear-tine tiller combines a dependable Kohler engine with a heavy duty, gear driven transmission to deliver a unit that will chew up both soft and hard soils. Whether you’re prepping new ground, or turning over last year’s garden to plant this year’s... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable
Bob, Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Matt W.
Rapid City, SD
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rebuttal To Darryl Y
So, I picked up a broken machine at the Menards clearance bin. When I got home, I discovered that it was the one that Darryl Y had reviewed so poorly. Well, here's the fun bit: I called Dirty Hand Tools to see if I could order a new axle shroud (or if I should just weld the old one) and they informed me that the machine was still inside the two year transferable warranty! So, they sent me an entire new lower unit! (See pic 1).

After about 10 minutes of work, I had a brand new machine.... more
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Pros: Price, High Quality, Customer Service, 2 Year Warranty
Matt Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Darryl Y.
Box Elder, SD
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Just Junk
Picked this tiller up from a local hardware store!
The weak link is the belt! Mine on the other hand, mine fell on its face! on only the second pass in the garden!
The whole drive shaft unit sheared off!
Store will not stand behind it have to take to a warranty center! Think I made a bad move with this one!
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Darryl Does Not Recommend This Product
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Steven
Omaha, NE
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Impressed
I only write this review after contacting the company with no response. Also know I didn't buy the tiller from Tillers Direct and I only spent $380 for it new as the place I bought it from is no longer going to carry the line. I can't express my initial disappointment in purchasing a rear tine tiller from dirty hand tools/friction-less world. First after getting the tiller out of the box I noticed no matter how I adjusted the handle it remained out of alignment with the rest of the machine.... more
Steven Does Not Recommend This Product
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Jack R.
Centralia, MO
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk Junk Junk
Tilled for 5 minutes belt burned up went to town bought 2 more same problem! It doesn't matter how u adjust belts either they get hot and that it ! Might work good for tilling water because all it is , is a boat anchor
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Jack Does Not Recommend This Product
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Keith D.
Green Ridge, MO
REVIEWED
MAR.
27
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Look Elsewhere For A Better Tiller
Bought this tiller yesterday. Put together handle and read through manual and filled oil and gas. Fired it up and noticed some smoke on belt area.

Proceeded out to garden to till in some manure not even an inch deep, belt kept slipping and broke before I made one pass. Called customer service and no one around......from other reviews I now see the belt is an extremely weak link in this tiller and that is what I experienced, very weak link and not impressed at all.
Keith Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Keith,
We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with your tiller. Please give our CS dept a call at 720-287-5182 and they will get you a new belt over right away and help you make sure it is properly tensioned. DHT
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Tom C.
Covington, OH
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Wheels Don't Turn.
New out of the box. Engine runs good. Tines turn. Wheels do not turn even when tilted where they are off the ground. Either the wrong gear was installed or there is no gear at all to drive the wheels. Will take back to store and get refund or a working tiller. Very dissatisfied.
Tom Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tom,
Sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the tiller. It sounds like the pins in the wheels need to be moved to the tilling position. Please give our customer service dept a call at 720-287-5182 and they can walk you through this, or it is detailed in the manual. DHT
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A. A.
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great For Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw this unit in a local farm store next to MTD and Husq tillers. For the price the Dirty Hand Tools tiller was a much better buy especially since you get a Kohler engine with it.

We have used it vigorously and it has held up to everything we have thrown at it. I adjusted the cable after about 1.5 hrs to account for belt wear. Runs like a champ... Thanks PED.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
A. Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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Devin N.
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
They Know The Engineering Is Bad
I knew that the price was reflective of a bare bones unit, and I was hoping they were step above the MTD junk. Sadly, a few passes in and the belt burned up. I have never seen a belt burn up so quickly. The tines slipped, it smoked, and popped. I did not even have time to shut the unit off. I called DHT for a replacement and complained about the poor design.

They know the belt is a problem on this unit, but they will not re-engineer it. They will tell you it is a "professional... more
Devin Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Devin,
I am sorry to hear that you have had a negative experience with your tiller. The belt may need to be properly tensioned if it is failing quickly. Regardless, please give us a call and we can walk you through troubleshooting the unit.

-DHT
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David D.
Greenville, IN
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Price Is Cheap As Is The Tiller
I purchased this tiller from Menard's at a great price with a store rebate. I have been searching for a tiller and the price is what attracted my attention. I have found that you get what you pay for.

When I opened the box it was packed great. All I had to do was install the handle and wheels. I found that this tiller does NOT have a reverse nor neutral. If you want to roll the tiller to your garden you have to take the pins off the wheels and adjust the wheels which SUCKS. If you want to... more
David Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
We are sorry that you were disappointed in your tiller purchase. The features that you are looking for are available in more expensive units. This tiller is a single forward gear which is very typical in this price range. We hope that you are able to find a unit that meets your needs.
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Steve V.
Sioux, IA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tough Tiller!!!
This tiller should be at the top of your list for a rear tine tiller. It is awesome!! It tears up our 2000 sq ft garden in no time. Engine starts on the second pull. It is a big tiller so beware.....but for bigger jobs it is perfect!! Thanks
Pros: Price, Durable, High Quality
Steve Recommends This Dirty Hand Tools Product
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