I'm glad I;m a retired mechcanic.
Removed from crate, installed the handle, checked the oil, and there was no oil in it. I even tilted it up to see if any oil ran out, but there was none. Gased it up, and started on first pull, but there was no forward, or reverse. Removed side cover, and saw that the belt was off the idler pulley.Fixed that, and it ran for about 5 minuted, and the belt came off the pully. I found out that the steel plate was bent that holds the pully on. Fixed that. The belt needs to be replaced because the belt was riding on the side of the pully. The belt is shreaded on the one side, because the plate was bent. Disabled Vet from Pa.
April 14, 2012
Best for the Money
This machine is awesome. The reliable Briggs & Stratton started with the 2nd pull and has more than enough power and never even breathed hard no matter the pace I put it through. The gears shift easily and the machine is easy to handle. I have a mix of dirt, clay and rocky soil and the tiller handled the chore with ease spitting out smaller rocks to the side and loosening up the bigger ones. Best tiller for the money. This will be the one and only tiller I'll ever buy. You can have the tillers in red...for me orange is my favorite color.
April 8, 2012
crt900 poor product
I am starting my third year with this tiller, It has yet run a full season without taking it back where I bought. will not run except with the choke in 3/4 . I have taken it back to where I bought it and find they don't have a machanic. they send it off to a repairman. He blames it on the gas. I bought a new gas can and high oct gas at over 4.00 a gallon. still won't run right. will never buy another husk. prouduct
March 27, 2012
Good to excellent tiller
This is my first "owned" tiller, but I have rented and used other tillers over the years. I purchased this because of its price and other recommendations on the internet. The product was ordered through a local retailer and arrived ahead of schedule. It was easy to assemble and get ready for tilling. However, the belt slipped off as soon as I started my first tilling run...the pulley that engages the belt was slightly bent and off the belt path. A simple run to a local service center and they quickly made a slight bend to the pulley and it works like a champ.
Did experience dirt getting packed between wheels and the tiller shield which had the affect of creating drag and preventing forward progress. I had to rock and push the tiller to move forward acceptably
November 2, 2011
First time user
This is my first rototiller. I don't think I quite have the hang of it yet. I was able to get a 24 X 76 garden patch tilled, but it was not real easy. The tiller probably worked fine. I had trouble keeping it straight and at full depth. The wheels would sometimes spin until I lifted the tiller slightly to get it moving again. That is probably normal. Hopefully I will be better at it in the spring when I till it for planting.
October 27, 2011
Bring some tools!
I don't know if my tiller was assembled at the factory or the dealer, but pieces started to fall of on the first use. The handle lock was striped so I had to bolt it in place, the plastic plate on the top of the handle was only held on by a tie strap, and the right side inside tiller didn't have a shear pin. After I repaired every thing it works fine.
October 1, 2011
Very reliable roto-tiller
This is one of the best pieces of equipment I have ever owned. Has been reliable and trouble-free for many years.
I bought this unit over fifteen years ago and have never been sorry for one minute. Purchased to use in the family garden and is normally the only piece of equipment used. Works well to prepare the soil each year and then with a small adjustment, performs just as well while cultivating.
Each spring the tiller is still easy to start after sitting over the winter. I will be heartbroken when it actually fails, though I realize nothing can last forever.
September 2, 2011
I bought the machine because I needed it to be functional in a smaller yard with tight spaces in and around out buildings and the garden. I also needed a machine that could break new ground without problems. This machine is everything I needed and more. Compared to other brands, this tiller is priced very reasonable.
August 23, 2011