Great tine action
I am Troybilt person and have been for over 35 years. My 5hp pony broke down and I needed a tiller fast. I went to Lowes and the Husqvarna was setting next to the troybilts. I checked out on line and decided to try it because of the reverse tilling action and forward culltivating feature. When I put this tiller in the garden it started tilling and unlike the troybilt did not jump. I am still adjusting to using the machine but the only thing that comes to mind is that the handle for the power vibrates down and so it loses power. this may just need carb. adjustment. But so far very pleased. I may swithch all my power equipment to husqvarna
May 31, 2012
I have used the tiller to till up sod and weeds in old coral. The dual direction tiller feature lets the tiller do more of the work.
May 8, 2012
Dual Rotating Tines Work Great
Tiller does a great job of breaking up hard soil. Starts easily and has lots of power for a big garden. My only complaint is that it takes a lot of effort to squeeze the tine control with the left hand, making it nearly impossible to keep engaged for more than 15 minutes. I had to improvise with a collar to slip over the control when I am using the tiller for longer periods of time.
May 7, 2012
Tearing it up!!
This tiller is so easy to use! We've doubled the size of our vegetable garden and added a butterfly garden in very little time. I'm looking to see what patch of grass I can tear through next!!
May 3, 2012
Love the forward and reverse rotating tines.
The engine starts with one pull. I have used both forward and reverse rotation and it works great!!
April 30, 2012
Power at a Fair Price
After several years of borrowing my neighbor's tiller to turn my garden and grass areas, I decided that it was "time" to commit. This unit cuts through my garden like butter and little effort compared to my neighbor's Troy in which I "rock" to the Boss...you know Bruce Springstein. I defineately recommend!
George in Hillsborough, NC
April 17, 2012
Great item for gardening without extreme work
I purchased the DRT900 a few weeks ago and have used it to work up two gardens and a 4000 square foot yard. This tiller made the job easy. First the counter rotating tines worked the ground up nicely without struggling to hold it back. When working the yard project both the forward and counter rotating selections were used and they again made the job easy. This is an ideal piece of equipment for the person who wants a garden without the back breaking work of a front tine only cultivator.
April 10, 2012
I've had this tiller 1 month now. This is a GOOD tiller. B & S have come a long way in engines. Very easy starting machine. The machine does what the manufacturer says it will do, and more, but it has its' problems. Handle mounting system is flemsy and when trying to till in a straight line everything shifts and bends when trying to keep it straight. The tires are too small for the maching. Put bigger tires on it and you'll have the number 1 selling tiller in the country over Craftsman and Cub Cadet. The drag foot is not paralel/stright with the ground therefore causing the machine to want to drift away from the rows being tilled. I bought a furrow to go on the tiller when I bought the tiller. This furrow bolts to the drag foot. You CANNOT get it tight enough to keep it from rotating, therefore it also makes the tiller drift when making rows. To fix this problem buy another drag bar and weld the furrow to it. This will eliminate four nuts and 2 u-bolts and it will be easier to change out when needed. Would I have bought a different brand? YES! If there was someone local that could work on them. You have to look at all aspects, not just the machine but who is goining to work on them also. IT IS BETTER THAN A FRONT TINE TILLER. As for the dual directional tines, you don't need them. Just counter rotating tines is all you need. The forward rotating tine mode makes the tiller go way too fast to till anything. Counter rotating tines pulverize the soil much better. If I could return it I would.
April 8, 2012