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  • ​Effortlessly sail through the chores in your way like turning soil to creating a planting area with the tiller series from Ariens®. The Ariens Tillers makes it easy to weed in between garden rows and around landscaping. A robust engine and durable, lasting construction details assure years of reliable performance. Controls are easy to operate and comfortably positioned to enhance maneuverability and all-day productivity to tackle even the toughest landscape chores.​

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2 Model(s) Front Tine Tiller Rear Tine Tiller
4.63 of 5 (41 Reviews)
4.45 of 5 (51 Reviews)
Front Tine TillerRear Tine Tiller
Engine Brand
Engine Power
6 HP / 169cc6 HP / 169cc
Drive Type
Roller ChainChain / Gear
Fuel Tank Capacity
0.89 Gallon (3.4L)0.89 Gallon (3.4L)
Tine Speed
118 RPM190 RPM
Tilling Width
Tine Diameter
Tilling Depth
  Front Tine Tiller Rear Tine Tiller
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 41reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Machine 2nd yr using the Compact 24 and it still a one pull to start no matter the cold. Easy to change to 2 wheel drive if required. Throw wet snow and all the other. The only improvement I would like to see is a joy stick for the chute .Yes I recommend the product and would buy it again. My Brother inlaw is waiting for me to sell my house so he can get the machine!Norm....Ajax ON January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by All around winner! This is my 3rd season with this little workhorse and I couldn't have made a better decision. I have a 40ft x 110ft garden that is constantly growing veggies and I owe it all to this tiller...I almost bought a larger tiller but this one does the work of a tiller twice its size! It's easy to start (one pull!!!!), well constructed, easy to service, hard working....I could go on and on.If you want a tiller that will work with you and not against you...think no more...go buy this one!!!! May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by As a whole...Great machine After using my tiller for 2 springs, I am very pleased with it. Starting, unsurpassed. Starts on the first pull every time, including the "virgin" start. I've used it to till my established garden area, new garden area with rocks and breaking sod up for flower gardens and fruit vine beds. Works like a little giant with plenty of power. I was totally impressed. The only thing I found to be slightly flawed are the wheel bars could be made of a bit stronger steel. When extended fully out, they did bend a little, which I had to bend them back. After many hours of use, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Ariens. June 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Tiller I have had this tiller for one year and my experience has been nothing less than perfect. The tiller has plenty of power and cranks up on the first pull every time that I have used it. I was looking for a tiller that didn't have a briggs and stratton engine and I feel very fortunate that I found the Ariens tiller with the Subaru engine. I highly recommend this tiller to anyone who is in the market for a very dependable and powerful machine. June 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works Great!! Smoothest running engine. I have used this tiller for some time now. It starts very easy and runs like a champ. I have tilled with ease right through hard dry soil. No problems recommending this with a 5 star rating. June 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by this is a great tiller i bought this tiller to use in my garden for tilling between rows to keep weeds down. i have also used it in the flower beds along the house and it has just been a great tiller i would definitely recommend this tiller to anyone who wants a lite weight easy to use tiller. The Subaru motor on it is the best in class for small engines, very quiet but powerful. June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Planted a new plot last year. Broke up never planted before 16 x 30' area. Did a great job, Easy to start.This year due to my stupidity it would not start. Did not winterize the tiller. Due to health problems I have not pulled carb to clean. June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by All 5 star except features as I wish it had a reverse function Used in small garden last year and surpassed my previous tillers. It impressed me with easy start, smooth running and easy but effective tilling action. Now this year I was a little surprised that it didn't start on the first pull like last year when I remembered a small late project last fall when I added some gas and used it. This time I forgot to run the gas out and of course the common gas situation gummed up the works. My good mechanic friend came over and we dumped the fuel, cleaned out the carb bowl and voila.....started on first try and performed beautifully. A reminder to all...when you store, get rid of the gas or run it time next season!!!!!! Love this tiller. BW, Virginia June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens Tiller Have had this tiller for two seasons. Does a fine job on the garden. I have had 0 problems with this so I am a happy camper. June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet, efficient. Love this easy-start tiller! Chews up tough clay soil like it was styrofoam. And so quietly. It does have a few design flaws I hope can be corrected in the future.Lose the tread on the plastic wheels and go with a smooth surface. They are so hard to clean and leave a trail of dirt every time I roll it through the garage.The muffler is way too easy to accidentally touch. I've burned the palm of my hand twice trying to restart after fueling.The hand trigger needs a lock position with a quick release feature. My hand gets really tired after awhile.Too many burrs and sharp edges in the handle area. Smooth them down and save me lots of little cuts to the hands and forearms.Had to replace the entire train drive chain assembly while it was still on warranty simply because dirt got into the bearings and destroyed them. Cap that area somehow to protect it. That would have been a huge out-of-pocket expense had it been off-warranty, and I'd not be giving this nice review now! June 13, 2012
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Topnotch. Pleased with this product; second tiller, first Ariens. March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I would recommend this product to everyone I bought this tiller for my husband and he loves it, he says its the best gift i ever gave him. This is our second year with the tiller and our garden has doubled in size. July 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Very pleased with the performance of the tiller. We work with what I would call medium size garden. The tiller gets down deep and works the soil up nice and fine. The cultivator was a real pleasant surprise, when I got the rolls spread out by saving alot hoeing time. July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Best machine for the price I have had my tiller through an entire season now and it has done a great job for me. I had to flip the throttle as it was installed upside down but that is my only complaint. It starts quickly and has no problem with fairly heavy tasks. The Subaru engine is very reliable! June 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by suggestion on an improvement I have only one possible improvement suggestion:gear up the transport speed. It is a slow mover going from the house to the garden. I love the machine! June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sure beats the old front tine tiller that I had. I've use a front tine tiller ever since I started gardening. It was getting to the point where I was going to stop gardening because it was so much work. I decided to give this tiller a try and I am glad I did. It has made the job so much easier. I can till my garden in way less time. I can go back over the garden to knock down the weeds with way less effort. I even made my garden bigger. Also, this tiller starts super easy. One pull on the starter rope. Now I can still enjoy fresh vegetables. June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does an excellent job with no problems. I've used my 17" Ariens Tiller for two years on a smallish garden which means a total of prehaps 3 hours run-time. This was my first tiller so I didn't realize a smaller one might make more sense. It has given me no problems except the probably unavoidable need to remove tangled weeds and vines from between the tines afterward. It starts quickly even after long storage and makes me consider doing a larger garden or maybe reseeding part of my lawn to get more use out of it. June 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy to use 3rd season to use this tiller. starts easy, does great job on ground, easy on me. Love t.o use it June 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to operate I previously had a used front-tine tiller, with no reverse. It worked fair, but required it to be manhandled to get a job done.I bought this rear tine tiller after some research at HD. It starts easily, and tills almost effortlessly. The forward/reverse is great to reposition the tiller. I like the fact that it has 5 gears, 3 of which (F-N-R) do not till and just drive the rear wheels and the other 2 control the tine rotation direction.It should last a lifetime. June 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to operate with good safety features The unit will shut down if you come across a large rock. This to me is a great feature as it avoids damage to the tines. June 13, 2012
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