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Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start

Item# 191169
The Powerhorse Mini Cultivator is a master of weeding, working with fertilizer and mixing soil. Its small size, light weight, and adjustable 7in. attached wheels and drag stake make it easy to maneuver through rows without damaging plants. While other mini-tillers struggle to make their way through soil, the Powerhorse Mini Cultivator glides through rows with ease. Use the included edger kit to clean up grass along sidewalks, driveways and flower beds. Tire Size in. 7, Working Width in. 6-10, Application Cultivator, Displacement cc 43, Tines qty. 4, Overall Width in. 18, Tine Type Hardened steel, Engine Type 2-cycle, Depth in. 4, Engine Viper. Electric key start ignition for quick starts Four 7in. hardened steel tines for durability 250 PM tine rotation Adjustable depth 7in. wheels and drag stake Foldable handles for easy storage Low-vibe grips for added comfort Use the included edger kit to clean up grass along sidewalks, driveways and flower beds
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Summary (6 reviews)
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5 of 6(83%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Review 1 for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Binds up in grass

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April 25, 2013
By zombieprepared
from Largo, Florida
" I'm sure if I used this only in topsoil, it would be awesome. It seems like a powerful machine and it did really well in both clay and sandy soils as long as there were no roots.
Stuff with roots (i.e. grass) was a different story. It would dig really good for the first minute or so, then it would bind up. I'd have to flip it over, take it apart and clean all of the grass and roots and thatch out of it using a razor blade to cut around the tines. I had to till up a big space around my palm trees that I was going to use for a rock garden so that 300 square feet ended up taking me all day.
While it's a dependable machine and it did do the job, I can't help but think that deeper tines would have fixed the binding problem. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

nice little machine

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October 15, 2012
By jwgran
from St. Paul, MN
" I purchased this product. I have always been skeptical about these little things, but after pricing out the local rental company my wife insisted on buying one. I actually went in to purchase the Honda, but came home with this. Similar tiller design to the Honda, but about 2x the HP and 2/3's the $. The electric start is NICE!! I used to break up fresh grass ground, worked great....taking about 2-3 inches at a time, I have hard clay soil...3 passes I was about 6+ inches deep. I did a total of about 75feet in 15-20 minutes.
First impression is great little machine. "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Not So Good

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May 10, 2012
By RKFarms
from Kansas City, KS
" The wheel setup for this tiller has allot to be desired. It does not tilt enough to give you a good comfortable working angle unless you are on top of the machine. It is also a little weak on anything but loose or non compacted dirt. Get a better one. "
Describe Yourself: Professional
+1point
4out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

easy start

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December 23, 2011
By GeeBee
from Northfield, MN
" Love this thing used to think the honda was amazing now, I could not live with out the electric start. Very simple opperation. "
Describe Yourself: Professional
-1point
4out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great little tool

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June 6, 2011
By sherriberri
" i've had other cultivators before but this one is great. heavy enough to really dig in, light enough to maneuver easily. Love it. Starts everytime with ease. electric start with a key is wonderful, no pulling. "
Describe Yourself: Total Beginner
+12points
12out of 12found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Powerhorse Mini Cultivator - 10in. Tilling Width, 43cc Viper Engine with Electric Start
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

MC43EPH

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March 23, 2011
By huntco
from Atlanta
" Purchased this cultivator because of it's weight. I have used lighter tillers in the past and they bounce ever time you hit a rock or root. This MC43 EPH glides right thru. It was simple to assemble, approx. 5minutes. The battery was nearly fully charged when it arrived. Put gas in it, turned the key and it started flawlessly. First I prepared a garden site. Powered the soil. Then decided to sod the entire yard, which already was planted with grass. I used the transport setting to loosen and pull up the grass. Let it sit a couple of days to die, then lowered the setting to 2 inch cut and it burried the clippings. Then I lowered to 4 inch till and it pulverized the ground. I realize it is not designed to do large landscape projects, however it will do the job. It also came with the edger attachment, which I did not realize when I ordered it. It is awsome! "
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+31points
31out of 31found this review helpful.