8.5 AMP 11" Electric Cultivator

Model: #RYAC700

4.6 | 72 Reviews
The RYOBI 8.5 Amp 11” Electric Cultivator delivers compact power and convenience. It’s 8.5 Amp motor starts with the push of a button, cultivates paths 11” wide and trenches up to 8” deep. The 4 durable heavy-duty steel tines deliver performance season after season and are ideal for gardens and landscaping projects around the home. It’s lightweight design and folding handles make setup and storage after the job a breeze.


Ryobi five year warranty
*Tool Warranty

All RYOBI 40V tools are covered by a 5-year limited warranty.

View our current catalog for new product releases and the latest RYOBI savings!

Ryobi Help+

Your one stop destination for tips & techniques, manuals, troubleshooting, FAQs and more!


  • Motor: 8.5 Amps
  • Tilling Width: 11"
  • Tilling Depth: 8"
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited


  • 8.5 AMP 11" Electric Cultivator
  • 4 Heavy Duty Steel Tines
  • Assembly Hardware
  • Operator's Manual


8.5 AMP 11" Electric Cultivator
8.5 AMP 11" Electric Cultivator is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. I bought this Cultivator because for one I have a lot of Ryobi tools already that I use on a regular basis and that work amazing, but could not afford a rototiller so I could till my garden that I have every year. Was kinda of skeptical about it being electric but after using it that went away. The unit is very light and easy to move around in the dirt. I mix garden soil in with the existing dirt that I have so all of it is not soft. The cultivator worked excellent. Breaks up the ground with no problem at all. I am very satisfied with my purchase and will definitely keep using and buying the only brand I use. Ryobi.
Date published: 2020-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the Price and Amp Rating Works Great I originally wanted the 13.5 Amp version but they were sold out everywhere. However the 8.5 Amp version works well for what I expected. I used to reseed areas with unwanted Grass type. I mowed grass on lowest setting and then proceeded to till. One or two light passes removed most of the grass, after that I just let it do its thing. Still required 2-3 passes, but I didn't expect any better since there is no weight pushing down on the unit. In areas that had shrubs and small evergreen trees it powered through the small roots, which do get tangled in the machine, but come out easy enough.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performance I bought this a couple months ago to dig up my entire yard and plant new grass. I was suprised at the power of this little thing. It is so compact. It digs up some nice trenches and really does a great job. A friend told me this would be to small to redo my lawn but I took a chance on it and I'm glad I did. It was a great experience. The dirt in my yard was all compacted and its been like that for like 30+ years. Buying this machine was cheaper then renting a bigger one, thats why I bought it. I don't use it often but it is very compact and I can fold up the handles to keep it in my crawl space. I am going to add some photos from when I dug up my uard with this thing a coupke months back. I will let the photos do the talking.
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 11 IN. Electric Cultivator this is a great little cultivator for small gardens. it's really good for already plowed ground, like your garden from last year. I used it to dig a trench to put in some small trees along my fence line. this ground hasn't been touched in 20 years. the cultivator jumped all over the place but finally cut in and did the job.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value This cultivator tils our garden soil very well. The only complaint l have is regarding the plug. The plug is pointed downward and if you utilize a heavy duty extension cord the vibration, and gravity, causes the extension cord and cultivator plug to pull apart. Switching to a lighter weight extension cord fixed the problem.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little machine... Perfect for my small raised garden boxes! I also used it to break up a 20x20 foot section of my yard to be able to plant some grass seed, and it worked like a charm. I like that there is no gas or oil needed. I used to have a gas tiller and could never get it running. This one just needs to be plugged in and away it goes!
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Small Machine We have a small garden which is perfect for our needs. We purchased the Ryobi Electric Cultivator to prepare our garden for spring planting. We were impressed with the power and the quality of this small machine with big results. We like it so well, we offered it to our neighbors for use in their gardens.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More power than I thought I have more clay soil than not. I had removed forsythia ( planted over 50 yrs ago) and wanted to work ground up for grass planting. The area had not been touched for a long long time. This unit did a fine job of tilling, with minimum effort on my part. I didn’t suspect an electric motor would be as good. It did shut down after 20 min of constant use in the clay, but restarted again after a slight time period( I think just an internal reset). One might want to let it rest if working it hard. I’m happy with the buy.
Date published: 2019-08-22
  • y_2021, m_4, d_20, h_17
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.14
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_5, tr_67
  • loc_en_US, sid_306198827, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_ryobioutdoortools