Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Maximum Till Depth (in.):||7|
|Maximum Till Width (in.):||24|
|Tine Height (in.):||12|
|Wheel Diameter (In.):||8|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):||0.53|
|Color and Styling:|
|General Warranty:||2 Year|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||110|
|Tiller Type:||Front Tine|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Coverage Area (Sq. Ft.):||2500|
|Number of Forward Speeds:||1|
|Tine Rotation:||Standard Rotating Tines|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||208|
|Starter Type:||Pull Start|
|Number of Tilling Blades:||4|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
Ratings & Reviews
Tear Up New Ground with this Craftsman Front Tine Tiller
Powered by a 208cc OHV Craftsman engine, the Craftsman 208cc front tine tiller runs cooler and ensures years of reliability and ultra-tough performance. Heavy-duty chain drive transmission has the power and durability to handle tough garden jobs. Adjustable tilling width from 12 in. to 24 in. gives you the ability to till wide rows or maintain between rows in less time. Four 12 in. steel heat-treated, standard rotating tines are great for cultivating, as well as for breaking hard ground.p>Featuring a standard-rotating rear tine design, the front tine tiller is easy to operate for small or large jobs. An adjustable padded loop and bail handle with rubber grips provide comfort and control while tilling or transporting. Adjustable depth stake controls a range of tilling depths and speeds with ease. A low-profile design lets you see your work area much easier.
- The Craftsman 208cc Front Tine Tiller powers through tough soil to rejuvenate seed beds
- Comes with a 2-year full warranty to protect your investment. Its 8-in rear wheels deliver better traction and easy maneuverability
- 208cc OHV Craftsman engine runs cooler for long-lasting life
- Adjustable 12 in. to 24 in. tilling width tills large areas in less time
- Adjustable depth stake for easy tilling depth adjustments
- Heavy-duty chain drive transmission is extremely durable and powerful
- Rubberized grips provide comfort and control while tilling or transporting
- Low-profile design lets you see your work area easier
Added on January 28, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I bought this Tiller to rework my Garden Laws. Was initially impressed as it was a step up from the small Honda tiller I had previously borrow. However it the LH tine broke after around 25 hours tilling over 4 months. Another tine broke after about another hour use.
At this point I brought the tiller back into Sears where I had to pay $39 diagnostic fee even though it was under warranty and clearly a design flaw. I told them there appears to be a quality issue with the welds on the tine and to please replace them all.
Well I finally got the tiller back yesterday after over 3 weeks and they replaced only the two broken tines. I asked the manager if I was going to go though this ordeal again if another breaks and he said this is just the way it is.
So finally I was glad to get back into this and finish my tilling so I can resow my lawn. Well one hour in I have just had another tine break (This time on the right). There goes another 3 weeks without my tiller just when I need to get this finished.
So unimpressed with the quality and service from Sears and Craftsman. I had orgianlly picked this over competitors product because I was expecting better service from Sears. You live and learn.
We have a fairly large garden area and expanded it this spring, it worked the previous area great and did amazing on the grass area that we did to expand, I am a small person and I was able to handle the machine just fine! We love it!
owned this tiller 3 yrs and after spending one yr in storage doesn't want to crank. The tiller was hard to start from day one. at times recoil wouldn't rewind all the way and you had to use a screwdriver to rewind starter rope. it tore up when I took it out of storage this year and after spending 40.00 on a new recoil starter engine won't start. This thing was a lemon to start with and after 2 bad sets of automobile tires in a row from sears automotive and now this craftsman tiller I don't recommend sears to anyone.
I used it on my first day on a 24 ft x 48 ft garden plot. The plot is completely new with grass just recently removed by a contractor. Without rain for 4-5 days approximately, the soil was hard. The tiller, after putting oil and gasoline, worked very well breaking up the soil both the entire length and then, width. With new ground, keep the wheels on the tiller and set the depth stick to where the machine is fairly level. This set-up will break-up the surface of hard soil. I used this set-up and it worked well in softening the soil surface. I operated the entire length, and then, the entire width. After turning the machine off and removing any rocks pulled up by the tiller (and there were two wheel barrows full), I removed the wheels and set the depth stick to where the tiller leaned forward. This set-up allowed for a deeper tilling. Then, same length and then, width travel were used. The tiller really softened up the soil this time. From experienced gardeners, I recommend the following technique handling a front tiller like the Craftsman 208cc. Relax the grip on the lever and handle bars. Allow the machine to operate without significant restraint. If you wish to keep the machine in a spot to work the soil well, simply apply slight pressure downward on the handle bars. This move will allow the machine to tilt up a bit on the depth stick in the rear while still allowing the tines to work on the soil. Then, when you are ready to move forward, simply let the weight of the machine allow you to raise the handle bars up. The tines will then dig into the dirt and move the machine forward. Continue to do this technique as necessary. If the soil is pretty well tilled and you wish to keep the tiller moving, just keep slight pressure on the handle bars and allow the machine to move forward. You will need to apply some downward pressure, either left or right, when turning the machine around. Otherwise, when going straight, the technique described works. I never tilled anything with a tiller until I used the Craftsman 208 cc. I did not get exhausted tilling this plot twice today (and once yesterday).
I'm so happy I purchased in this yard tool. Already used it, powerful and smooth. Great investment.
The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
I got this rototiller for my dad, he is 95 and plants a garden every year. He is able to handle this very easy. Our ground is very hard and it loosens the dirt right up and makes planting easy. I would recommend this to everyone who needs to loosen the soil to plant anything from a garden to a new lawn.
Ness City, KS
Newport News, VA
Tiller required minimal set-up and went together in less than 5 minutes. After filling with oil and gas, it started on the first pull. I was so surprised I stared at the tiller for at least 10 seconds! My yard was full of roots, so I was very pessimistic that the tiller would chew the roots without stalling. To my surprise, this tiller easily cut through roots more than an inch thick! A gallon of gas lets the tiller run for several hours, which was also surprising. Overall, I rate this tiller excellent value for the money. If you have a relatively small area to till (less than 5000 sq ft), this tiller will easily do the job.
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