Pony Garden Tiller

250cc Forward-Rotating Rear-Tine Rototiller with 16" Tilling Width

Model No. 21A-492R766


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Our Pony rear-tine rototiller with its dependable engine, tough cast-iron transmission and forward-rotating Bolo tines are just a few of the reasons that the Pony will power through your tilling and soil preparation chores for many seasons to come.

Pony Garden Tiller is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 88.
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  • Cast-Iron Encased Bronze Gear Drive Transmission

    Our tillers use a patented cast-iron encased transmission with bronze gear drive that provides so much extra strength and durability, we cover it with a limited lifetime warranty.

  • Patented Bolo® Tines

    All Troy-Bilt® tillers feature patented Bolo® tines, which are three uniquely shaped tines. Each tine is designed to do a separate task, yet work together to create finely tilled soil, ready for planting.

  • Forward-rotating tines for garden soil preparation
  • 1 forward speed with power reverse
  • 16" tilling width
  • 12" tine diameter
  • Adjustable tilling depth up to 7"
  • Factory-installed protective front bumper included
  • 13" ag tires
  • 250cc/11.0 ft-lbs gross torque* Briggs & Stratton® Powerbuilt engine
  • Limited lifetime warranty on transmission
  • 2 year limited manufacturer's warranty - refer to online operator's manual for exclusions

*as rated by engine manufacturer

  • Briggs & Stratton OHV 1150 Series
  • 250cc*
  • Standard recoil
  • Cast-iron transmission with bronze gear drive
  • 12" diameter Bolo
  • Forward-rotating
  • Adjustable up to 7"
  • 16"
  • 1 Forward with power reverse
  • Rear Tine Sheild
  • Plow
  • 13" x 5" Pneumatic
  • Hand Grip
  • Yes
  • N/A
  • 26oz SAE30 (included)
  • 215 lbs
  • 56"(L) x 22.38"(W) x 27.75"(H)
  • 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty - refer to online operator's manual for exclusions. Limited lifetime warranty on transmission. 2-year manufacturer's warranty on engine.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality I have had my Pony tiller for well over 15 yrs and the only problem I have ever w/it was a bent shroud. Mechanically, it is extremely well-built, and this tiller, as well as otherTroy-Bilt products that we own, are made to last. This is not a common feature in most products these days. I would very highly recommend this tiller for anyonet for anyone who had a medium-> large garden. The Pony is a very apt name as this tiller truly is a work horse!
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick start and easy to work with. Dependable unit I have had this unit for many years and it keeps n working for me
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First One I Kept 40 years This Pony wants to jump and buck at times with you. It's so powerful it's hard to handle at times. I used it three times and next Spring, the carb was clogged and I had to swap the carb for a new one. It was cheaper than rebuilding one. I'm not sure the quality is as good at the old Troybilt tillers.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good engine! I bought this earlier this year and I sure regret it. If the ground has not been broken in a few years forget it! The Pony will take off like a horse once the tines make contact with the earth. So, I had a neighbor come over with his ford tractor to plow it up for me, and then used the Pony and it will still take off on me if I go deeper than the 4" depth the ford tractor tilled up. Now that was in Spring. Just now tried to loosen the ground after pulling up everything but the strawberries and the same thing as before. I'm in pretty good shape, 6' 2" 214 lbs. and it's hard to till the ground that had been tilled earlier this year. I've tried it in gear or self-propelled and in neutral and get the same effect. I hate this tiller! It's might be ok in soft broken soil, but it's not worth a much in your average soil. I love my Toro Zero Turn "My Ride" it was a good investment. I HATE this tiller and will be putting it on craigslist next spring, or sooner.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Easy to start. Great little tiller for our garden.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy starting. Simple to operate I bought this tiller 2 years ago and appreciate its easy starting and simple operation. It does all we need it to do to maintain our garden.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall Review for the Troybilt Pony tiller I have owned this Pony for 25 years. It is one great machine. It tills the ground so fine, you would think I was tilling sand. It just pulverizes the dirt. I have never replaced anything on my machine except for general maintenance. I would recommend that this Troybilt tiller is the best. There is no other brand that comparison wise comes close.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, Rugged, Dependable I have owned and used Troybilt equipment for many years, first as a nurseryman and licensed landscape contractor in an earlier career, later as a homeowner who can't quit landscaping and gardening. With long handles for extra digging leverage, forward rotating tines and engine weight help propel the machine through even the hardest soils, while the sturdy tines ensure exceptional tilling depth. Although many engine brands have been represented in my tools and equipment usage over the years, my favorite remains Briggs and Stratton for its reliability and ease of operation.
Date published: 2018-08-04
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Special Financing

The Pony Garden Tiller qualifies for financing! Call 800-828-5500 for financing details and to apply.

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Shipping Details

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If the shipping company needs to make special arrangements to unload merchandise for customers, such as special lift-gate truck delivery or extra delivery personnel, it is the responsibility of the customer to reimburse the trucking company for these charges. Troy-Bilt will not be responsible for any such additional charges.

Some municipalities and some delivery areas prohibit truck freight delivery in residential areas. In these circumstances, customers may have to arrange picking items up at the local trucking distribution center. Troy-Bilt will not reimburse customers for any such expenses.

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Whole Good Return Policy

NEW AND UNUSED equipment may be returned, at customer's expense, for a period of 14 days after the date of delivery. Once an order has been processed for shipment, it is considered shipped and can not be cancelled; only returned. Also, once a unit has had fuel put into the fuel system it is considered "used" and non-returnable. All returns on whole goods are subject to a restocking fee of up to 25% of the purchasing price and the shipping is non-refundable.

* Please read and review these special considerations BEFORE ordering items that require truck freight delivery. Truck freight companies DO NOT require their drivers to unload shipments. Additional expenses may be charged to the customer if special arrangements need to be made by the shipping company to unload merchandise. Troy-Bilt will not be responsible for any such additional charges.

Operator's Manuals Disclaimer

Important Information - Please Read Carefully

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Safety rules and instructions, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of the operator and others. Read and follow all instructions in the manual before attempting to operate your outdoor power equipment. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. Your machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the safety rules and instructions, both on the machine and in the Operator's Manual, could result in serious injury or death.

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