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Cub Cadet RT65CC (18") 208cc Dual Rotating Rear Tine Tiller

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Model: RT65CC
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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
11 Reviews
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Hard SoilHard Soil
Rear Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Counter Rotation
Width / Depth
18 / 6.5"
Cub Cadet 208cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Provides torque needed to cultivate the most compact soil
190 rpm rotational speed

Self-Propelled Drive System
One forward speed and one reverse speed

Dual Rotating Tines
Functions as a forward rotating cultivator
Functions as a counter rotating deep soil tiller

13-Inch Tine Diameter
Self-sharpening, heat-treated tines
Delivers superior ground breaking & seedbed prep in any soil

Wider 18-Inch Working Width Rear Tine Design
Wider width gives you more tilling area with each pass
Cover more ground so you get your work done faster

Heavy-Duty Front Counterweight
Increases weight on the wheels and improves balance
Provides safer operation

16-Inch Pneumatic Ag Tread Tires
Heavy treads provide better grip in cultivated and muddy soil

Engine Brand
Cub Cadet
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
208 CCs
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
Tine Position
Tine Direction
Dual Rotation
Tine Diameter
13 Inches
Depth Adjustments
6 Postions
Tine RPM
Tilling Width Min
18 Inches
Tilling Width Max
18 Inches
Tilling Depth Min
6.5 Inches
Tilling Depth Max
6.5 Inches
Forward Speeds
1 Forward
Reverse Speeds
1 Reverse
Side Shield
Front Tire Size
16 Inch
Made in USA
220 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
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Q: What is the difference between the RT65 and the RT65CC?
by Nicola from Michigan on May 27, 2013

A: Nicola,

The RT65CC has a Cub Cadet engine and the RT65 has a Honda Engine.

The CC stands for Cub Cadet.
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: Hello,

Are there other attachments that can be used with this tiller? Perhaps a hiller/furrower?

Thank you!

by Katie from Vermont on February 11, 2013

A: Katie - sorry, but Cub Cadet no longer offers a hiller/furrower for their rear tine tillers. They did, but they dropped it from their offering a year or two ago.
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: What size wheels does the cub cadet rt65 tiller have
by Wendell Kratz from Arkansas on February 08, 2013

A: Wendell - the Cub Cadet RT65 series tillers have a 16-inch pneumatic ag tread tire.
by Robert, Product Expert

Q: Does the RT 65 have a chain drive tranamission or gear to gear driven
by Tim from Michigan on February 07, 2013

A: Tim,

The RT65 has a belt driven transmission. You may look at the Troy-Bilt tillers for gear driven transmissions. The following link shows you our rear tine Troy-Bilt tillers.

Troy-Bilt Tillers
by Robert, Product Expert

Cub Cadet RT65CC Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
Easy To Use (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Features (3)
High Quality (3)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Expensive (2)
Shield Should Be Conside... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Expensive Maintenance (1)
Unreliable (1)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike V.
Indianola, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/11/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Product
It was easy to put together and it started on the first pull. It did a very good job as I tilled 25 x 125 feet of garden in just a little under an hour a half. The machine broke the ground like it was nothing! The only problem I had was it was a little hard to get in gear at first and when going down the row it would pop out of gear. I put it back in gear, and did this 2 or 3 times, and after that it didn't do it any more. Other than that one issue I am very pleased with the tiller.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, a little over priced
Mike Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Loretto, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/24/13
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Tiller
This is by far the best and easiest tiller I have ever used, I broke ground this year and added 30 feet by 30 feet to my garden and this Cub went through the virgin soil like butter, not to mention how easy it went through the old garden, you will not be disappointed at all with this one. The only down side is it can be a little hard to shift once in a while, but it always goes in gear.
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Bob M.
Torrington, WY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/18/12
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tilling Made Easier
Quick starting, easy to maneuver.

I have now tilled about 2500 sq. ft. Breaking the soil was easier, and finishing tilling was simple. The gardens look great.

I have a respiratory problem, however, this tiller has been easy to use.

When I was in retail as a manager selling lawn and garden equipment, I was able to use several front and rear tine tillers. This one has the power, and ease of handling compared to several other brands.
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Mora, MN
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
When It Breaks, Sell It For Scrap
Repair shop said that any fiber material (like grass roots) will blow out the wheel seals. The transmission case joint seals also leaked. The whole transmission rusted up. Repair estimate was more than a new tiller. Bad design because 100% dis-assembly is needed for transmission repair.
Pros: Features
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Expensive Maintenance
David Does Not Recommend This Product
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Paul P.
Norwalk, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
It's A Beast! It Broke 10,000 Sq Ft Of New Ground On 1 Tank
My lawn went to "meadow" and that includes some very woody plants. The area was clear-cut this summer, and this fall I decided to turn it under to replant.

So far I have run the tiller one time over the whole area to a depth of 3". There are a ton of hard roots and "stumps" to remove, as well as a few rocks. Then another pass to full depth.

The tiller eats the old sod and weedy material no problem at all -- like it's not even there.

The tree roots &... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Shield Should Be Considerably Larger For Rock Clearance
Paul Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Paul Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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Jerry C.
Norton, OH
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Weak Metal
First day I used it in my previously tilled garden, it came upon a rock... (a foreign object according to cub cadet), and may of temporarily got stuck, but it bent the main plate that the tines attach to. This caused the tines to cut into the center part of the deck body. I have used tillers for over 20 years and never have seen a tine or plate get bent before, and this is by far the most expensive I have ever owned.

Cub Cadet was not willing to back their product for anything but... more
Jerry Does Not Recommend This Product
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with Cub Cadet right off the bat. That tiller has a 3 year manufacturer's warranty but they see this as user error or at least something other than their defect. I don't have any authority over Cub Cadet who is owned by MTD but you may contact their headquarters at 877-282-8684.

In case you need to replace your tiller we carry almost two dozen models from six manufacturers.

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Wayne A.
Minford, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/13
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Could Not Believe How Fast It Was Shipped And Delivered
Bought it on a Sunday, Monday was a holiday. Low and behold they delivered it on Wednesday. Can't beet the service, put it to work that afternoon, great product, excellent service.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Excellent Tiller For The Money
Cons: Expensive
Wayne Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
Wayne Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"Great product--lots of power-- will get the job done."
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Greg M.
York Haven, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/26/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Engine always starts the first pull and runs like a champ. Everything about the machine is heavy duty, with the exception of the side panels which keep the tilled dirt within the row. They get busted off early in the process by any large rocks in your path. If you are tilling an established garden, you'll be OK. If virgin soil, look for issues.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Greg Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Harvey R.
Paris, MI
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful, But Takes Some Strength
I was able to till previous (twenty + years) pasture and make very nice, well broken soil. It is important not to rush the process - a couple passes at shallow depth, then a couple more at each increasing depth.

This is not a tiller for the weak - but it is the weight which makes it work well, The large tires were the best on any I looked at, and it drove through any soil type.

It should be noted that having extra shear pins is highly recommended - I've broken two (on hidden Michigan... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions
Harvey Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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Alan B.
New Auburn, WI
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Durable Or Tough.
I bought a RT65 with Honda engine. First time out a small 2-1/2 inch rock caught between left outside tine and bottom of cowling. It totally destroyed the gearbox. The shear pin broke, but not enough to prevent damage (maybe broken chain that got caught up in the works).

So far, $162 in just parts alone. The company (CUB, MTD Canada) refused to cover the damage. DO NOT get this tiller if you have any rocks of even small size in the garden! Only till in sandy soil. RT tillers are... more
Alan Does Not Recommend This Product
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Larry R.
Methow, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/15/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Machine
Easy to assemble. Started right up and tilled 3,600 square feet of garden in one hour. Two weeks later, re-tilled. Soil is fine and ready for planting. Before I had to rent a tiller, it was never perfect, was heavy and hard to maneuver.

Problem now is we will be adding more flower and vegetable gardens.
Larry Recommends This Cub Cadet Product
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