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Troy-Bilt (8") 29cc 4-Cycle Forward Rotating Front Tine Cultivator

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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Grade
Entry Level
Engine
Troy-Bilt Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Max Width
9"
Max Depth
8"
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29cc 4-Cycle Engine
Runs cleaner and produces less noise
Uses less fuel and does not require oil/gas mixing

Spring Assist™ Starting System
Dramatically reduces effort required to pull on starter rope
Starts with just a slow and steady pull

Press2Start™ Electric Starter Capable (Sold Separately)
Easily start your trimmer w/ the push of a button

Six Forward Rotating 8" Steel Tines
Dig, weed and shred for premium soil preperation
Adjustable tilling width from 5 inches to 9 inches
Tilling depths up to 8 inches

Integrated Front Bumper
Provides engine protection & makes picking up unit an easy task

Lightweight For Easy Use & Storage
Fold-down handle saves space

2-Year Limited Warranty


Model
  Model Number:TB146EC
 UPC:084931840973
 ManufacturerTroy-Bilt
Engine
 Engine BrandTroy-Bilt
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC29 cc
 Fuel Tank Size0.20 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 TransmissionGear
 SpeedsManual
Wheels
 Tire Size7 Inch
Tines
 TinesFront
 Tine DirectionForward Rotation
 Tine Diameter8 Inch
 Depth Adjustments3 Postions
 Tilling Width5 inches - 9 inches
 Tilling Depth4 inches - 8 inches
Accessories
 Side ShieldNo
Overview
 Weight24 Lbs. (10.89 kilograms)
 Dimensions27.1"L x 13.8"W x 21.9"H
(68.83 x 35.05 x 55.63 cm)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  8 Questions
Q: Todd,
Do you know of any mini tillers that have blades that are pointed and can replace the cultivating blades? I currently rent a push aerator that requires weight to make holes to apply grass seed in thin areas. Pushing is becoming harder and that's why I looking for a mini tiller that changes blades.
Thanks
John

by John from Maryland on September 23, 2011

A: John - any of the four MANTIS garden cultivators that we carry can be adapted to an aerator function using the aerator attachment, which is sold separately: Mantis Aerator Attachment
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: what type of oil do you use in the troy bilt 4 cycle engine
by Anonymous on July 13, 2011

A: You would use a standard SAE30 grade lawn mower oil
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: The edger is included??
by Christie from California on June 04, 2011

A: Christie - no, the edger is NOT included. The edger is an optional attachment that must be purchased separatley. This model is also NOT CA-carb compliant, so we cannot ship this to CA.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Hello,
We have a fairly large garden that, because of the rainy Spring we've had is growing weeds faster than I can dig them out.....same as last year. We are thinking of buying a tiller that I can use....not too big but one that will do the job. What do you suggest? Thank you.

by Joan Williams from Washington on May 28, 2011

A: Joan - if you are looking for something compact and lightweight that you are going to use primarily for weeding rather than tilling the soil, then either the Troy-Bilt TB146EC or the Mantis #7225 would be excellent choices. You will want something with front rotating tines, as these are more for cultivating and weeding than for tilling.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: I have a tractor that i do any heavy tilling with. I want a tiller just to help me do weeding in between my garden rows. What tiller would you recommend?
by Tyler Watt from Idaho on May 23, 2011

A: Tyler - I would recommend either the Troy-Bilt TB146EC that you have selected above, or the Mantis #7225. Both of these models have a solid history of dependable performance, and should you ever need them, parts are pretty easy to find.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: If the electric start is purchased with this, does it come installed on the tiller?
by Debra Creech from South Carolina on May 20, 2011

A: Debra - the electric start does NOT come installed on this cultivator. The electric start module is an optional accessory, and would have to be installed by the purchaser.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Does this unit require a gas-oil mixture for fuel? (Troy Bilt 4 cycle Cultivator)
by Sam Giansante from New York on May 15, 2011

A: Sam - any 4-cycle product, no matter the type, does NOT require a gas-oil mixture. Gas goes in the fuel tank, and the oil goes into the crankcase - just like on your car. Only 2-cycle engines require the operator to mix the gas and oil together.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: I would be ordering the Troy-bilt cultivator for my son. Would it be shipped completely put together or is there some kind of assembly needed?
by Sandra Parrinello from New Jersey on April 21, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. All you will have to do is flip up the handle and tighten it out of the box. That is the only assembly required on this unit.
by Bob, Product Expert
Troy-Bilt TB146EC Reviews & Ratings
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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
This Machine Is Junk Fro... (1)
Smells Great (1)
Can Use Indoors Or Out (1)
Light Weight (5)
Quiet (2)
Cons
Unreliable (6)
Low Quality (5)
Durability (4)
Expensive (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
22% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
21 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
757 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Troy-Bilt TB146EC 4-cycle cultivator combines exceptional power and proven durability in a compact, gas-powered cultivator that will make even the most finicky gardeners happy.

Not only does the Troy-Bilt 146EC have the tines to mix up and churn garden soil, it can also help you weed your garden bed or aerate your lawn. This little machine can be quite a time saver this spring when you start your gardening chores!

The Troy-Bilt 146EC is really lightweight, so you won’t have to... more
Bob Recommends This Model
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Henry K.
Foxboro, MA
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Kinda Expensive
So far I have not got it going but I like it and plan to buy more whenever I can. When it was delivered it had a full tank of gas. Great product!!!
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Can Use Indoors Or Out, Smells Great
Cons: Packaging
Henry Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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42
Jim
Greenville, SC
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Too Much Downtime
I don't use often but have had for 1-1/2 years and the start system has been repaired/rebuilt twice. Lowes Warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on. Their repair center wanted to charge $160 to replace a carburetor and the coverage was about $70. I declined and used a local repair shop. PATHETIC. It's down again now.
Pros: Features
Cons: Unreliable
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131
John
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
Bought this tiller last year from Lowes, ran fine first year. This year will run until it gets hot then shuts down, changed spark plug and used fresh gas and still does the same thing.
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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Tony G.
Peoria, AZ
REVIEWED
JAN.
24
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk ! Do Not Buy
I had purchased the cultivator on 1/22/14 brought it home put in the 4 cycle oil and fuel started it right up ran great then shot oil right into the air filter . I could squeeze the filter out like a soaked sponge. So I took it back the same day in exchange for another one . Got it home and again the right 4 cycle oil and fuel this time it would not start and the air filter was soaked with oil took it back for a full refund.
Pros: Light Weight, Quiet, Price
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability, Bad Instructions
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Jim P.
Boscswen, NH
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Junk
Absolute junk, used three times. Spits oil and smokes so bad you cant breath.
Pros: This Machine Is Junk From New And Troy Built Does Not Care
Cons: Low Quality
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94
Dennis M.
Laurel Hill, FL
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy
This tiller was a complete waste of time, money and effort. I operate about 14 pieces of small garden and tool power equipment and take excellent care of all of it. This tiller was essentially defunct after less than 2 hours of light operation-fuel line failure, pull start failure, and oil leakage. If Lowe's were giving these away, I would not get another one nor will I waste my time with a warranty claim.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
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160
Jack W.
Phoenix, AZ
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Night Mare
I have had a Troy-Bilt 4 cycle tiller for several years. I purchased it after owning a 2 cycle machine for 10 or more years.
Do not waste your money on the 4 cycle. I have had to spend over $500 with the local repair center over the years. Every time I go to use it, it appears I am in for a $100+ repair bill. I when it is running it is a good deal but very expensive.
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111
Al S.
Blountville, TN
REVIEWED
APR.
03
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Buy
NOT sure who has taken over Troy Bilt, But, the product is NOT the same as it once was.... We had the Horse for over 20 years used the heck out of it sold it when it was to much for what we needed, bought this little thing. The 1st one worked fine for 2-3 years, died. Bought the 2nd one used very little for 2 to 3 years, died. The 3 are in the shop being fixed AGAIN 2nd time in 2 years. We will find out tonight IF its worth fixing. I was just told by the shop that is working on it that TROY... more
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90
Tom W.
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Rip Cord Does Not Engage
I purchased it at Lowes 3/24/12 started using it 6/1/12. I got less that 1.5 hours run time on it and the pull chord does not engage when you pull it. Thank gosh I bought a replacement plan with it. Neighboring Lowes only had broke ones in stock and one store told me it is a 6 week wait. They refunded it and I got a Bolens BL410 to make dust with. Got a replacement plan with that so when I chew it up, I will try something else w/o a replacement plan and get a Mantis. The neighbors Mantis... more
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90
Paul F.
Tappan, NY
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Pull Cord
Used twice, perfect out of the box, added oil and gas, started right up. Tilled for 15 minutes, took a break then the pull cord wouldn't engage. Going back to Lowes.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Expensive
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91
Julia
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
I have had 2 in 6 years and paid around $ 300.00 each. They have a 2 year warranty. So each one broke down after the warranty ran out. The last one stopped working this month. I have a small garden. I only use it for cultivating not tilling. They will cost more to fix than buy new. I now have two junk cultivators that do not work. Spent 600.00 and had to go hoe my garden last week until I can get another one. Probably another $300.00 !! I will NOT be buying another Troy Bilt. They... more
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