After extensive research, my husband and I settled on the CRT900. Reasons? 1-taller wheels, so less likely to 'bog' in dirt; 2-rear tine action means no "bouncing" on soil surface; 3-unit seemed solidly built. First, there was no bogging. We have clay and the tiller wasn't even bothered. Worked our garden wonderfully with absolutely no problems. The only problem we had was figuring how to put the handle lock into the handle. #newbies here# Once we figured that silly little thing out, we followed the steps given in a short YouTube video online, powered it up, and went to work. Both of us got behind the "wheel", maneuvering the tiller through tight spots with little problems. Shifting sometimes was difficult #wouldn't go into forward, but would go into forward w/ tines#. All in all a good machine. We will be installing grass later this year/early next, so will be tilling about 1500 sq. ft. worth of area. I look forward to using this tiller, since our 26 x 10 ft. garden tilled with such ease! Only problem was the Husqvarna manufacturing location that wasn't paying attention to our order. Fortunately Lowe's interceded for us so we could get our tiller after waiting over 3 weeks.
May 12, 2013
The first thing that happened when I tried to start it , was the choke , run lever fell off. It isn't in line with the control and I cant get it back on. The man at Adams power equipment in Beckley ,WVa talked to me like I was an idiot and told me to haul it back in or pay to have it hauled in for them to fix it. From what I see this is going to be a problem and I don't want to have to keep having to start it for my wife or having to haul it in for them to fix.
May 4, 2013
Just arrived yesterday.
New in the box. Easy to uncrate and set up. Owners manual easy to follow. Took less than an hour to get ready to start. Motor was shipped with oil in it. 1 pull and it was running. A first for me. Garden tilled same day. As a 76 year old guy, I need all the help I can get. This one was easy.
I truly recommend this tiller.
April 26, 2013
Works for us
Have not used it enough to have any comments good or bad.
December 23, 2012
This tiller starts easy every time. It has all the power that I need to till my garden and flower beds. It adjusts easy for different heights of users. I love using this tiller
December 17, 2012
Overall great machine; easy to use by people of all ages--seniors, youth, weekend moms and of course dads. Able to get into narrow areas with ease. Transmission works flawlessly. Love the reverse when needed.
October 2, 2012
A great buy
In less than an hour had it assembled and running,but did not put it to test.When I did try it to break up some sod it surprised me at how well it worked.Tore through the sod like butter.For $600.00 it was a good buy and I would recommend it to a friend.My only problem with this product is it is supposed to be counter rotating tines,but the setting is the same for both operations,so I am trying to figure out how it works.This is just my 3rd week with the tiller so I may be missing something.
August 29, 2012
The CRT900 far surpassed any review expectations I had read.
I am not a very strong do-it-yourself person, but I was able to assemble the handle with no problems at all in just a few minutes.
The CRT900 is very powerful and easy to guide. I read a review that someone wished it had a faster gear for moving it from the garage to the garden. I do admit my land is quite level, but I was able to push it as fast as I could walk with no problems.
It ground the garden into fine dirt. The reverse was extremely helpful in maneuvering the tiller. It took only a fraction of the time I had expected. I plan to expand my garden next year.
I reviewed a lot of tillers before purchasing this one. For the value, I don't think you can find a better tiller for the $599 price.
August 28, 2012