13.5 Amp 16" Electric Cultivator

Model: #RYAC701

4.6 | 81 Reviews
The RYOBI 13.5 Amp 16” Electric Cultivator delivers power and versatility. It’s 13.5 Amp motor starts with the push of a button, cultivates paths 11” - 16” wide and trenches up to 8” deep. The 6 durable heavy-duty steel tines deliver performance season after season and are ideal for larger landscaping jobs around the home. It’s lightweight design and folding handles make setup and storage after the job a breeze.


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  • Motor: 13.5 Amps
  • Tilling Width: 11" - 16"
  • Tilling Depth: 8"
  • Weight: 30.9 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited


  • 13.5 Amp 16 IN. Electric Cultivator
  • 6 Heavy-Duty Steel Tines
  • Assembly Hardware
  • Operator's Manual


13.5 Amp 16" Electric Cultivator
13.5 Amp 16" Electric Cultivator is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 80.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerfi; for 13.5 Amps I was looking to replace my 2-stroke garden tiller with an electric one. I did some research and found the less expensive ones (around $100) were too light based on the online reviews. My custom flower garden is not the native adobe but it still becomes packed. You will need to push & pull to break up the soil but the 13.5 amp does a fine job. It will bounce some, so start the machine in a softer area if possible. Height adjustment is very easy. The reason I gave 4 stars is due to the safety button. To start the machine the button has to be depress which forgoes using two hands to hold the bar. Hint: to save money ask to open a store credit account to receive the discount.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful little cultivator I purchased this a month ago to use in my garden. The soil can be quite firm and is heavy with clay. I went out to cultivate the garden and till in the plants into the soil. Turned on the cultivator and off it went. It tore up the soil and mixed it well. In areas that were packed down I had to go over more than once to work the cultivator in deeper, but it worked great. It is really nice that you can easily adjust how deep it cultivates. The electric motor has a lot of power. I did find it helpful to have someone help manage the cord while you are working. It may seem small but it really works well.
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I recently bought this for our new house, the back yard was unfinished. My wife wanted a small patch of real grass around the back porch so we started working the ground by hand but it was so hard. We went to a home improvement store for trees and I ask the associate where the tillers were, I went thinking I was going to purchase a gas powered one and low and behold there was the Ryobi cultavater since I use Ryobi tools for work and they work great I thought why not try it. it was priced right so I bought it. It was easy to assemble and use and since I didn't have to go very deep it was perfect.
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great small cultivator The cultivator is a great value for the money. I used it to break up the hard dirt bare spots in my backyard in preparation to plant grass seed. My neighbor used it to till up his annual garden plot, & was very pleased with the result. We each used it hard for several hours over several days, & it never got hot or bogged down in any way. The cultivator is light in weight, which makes it easy to handle, but also is a slight drawback. The work is slower, but it will definitely do the job. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. I really like the convenience of the cultivator, that you just plug it in & get to work; never again having to deal with pull-starting, fuel, oil, the mess & storage issues. I think the convenience is a very fair trade off for the job taking slightly longer.
Date published: 2020-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little machine I had my doubts when I bought this but after using it I was impressed. The area that I wanted to put my garden in had some rock it it bit this machine tilled right through it. Most of the rock was right below the surface and when the tines would hit the rocks it would bounce a little then the rocks would come right out. Once the rocks were out and nothing but dirt was left it chewed up the soil beautifully. I love the fact it's electric. I don't have to worry about a gummed up carburetor when I store it for long periods of time.
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Tiller showed great power potential the few times I used it. In answer to some questions, it worked fine on 100-foot outdoor extension cord, 12 gauge I believe. Instructions could have been clearer on setup of tines.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Massive torque This Ryobi cultivator replaced my Troybilt gas cultivator that was plagued with starting problems due to ethanol in the fuel. No more adding fuel, checking and changing spark plugs, engine oil and air filters; hooray! I love the torque this baby has, it outperforms and digs deeper than what I had before. A push of the button and hang on because it wants to do what it does best----turn over soil at an amazing pace. Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price, but has flaws. I bought this to till a small front yard which had weeds and dead crabgrass. Assembly was confusing, and the instructions were terrible. It doesnt even show the same type of clinch pins that this model came with. I had to take the pins off and flip the inner rotors around in order to secure the outer ones. After assembly, it took some getting used to. It has plenty of power, but too much torque for its weight. It goes flying and bouncing around on tough earth and rocks. My main gripes though are the position of the safety button which makes it near impossible to start without using your other hand to press the safety button, which means you’re holding the machine with one hand. That defeats the purpose of the safety button!! And the wheels are just way too small/narrow, got stuck constantly, resulting in the process taking much more effort than it should have. These are all easy fixes.
Date published: 2020-08-17
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