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
Amazing product for the price!
Just bought my DRT 900 tiller and have used it to till up almost an acre of previsouly unbroken ground for our garden. I wasn't quit sure how well it would work in the unbroken soil considering it was only $700 and other tiller brands sell for $3000 (Troy Bilt), but it works amazlingly well! I am really impressed. Runs very smoothly. The only thing that i don't like so far is the reverse tine feature because it almost works too well and keeps the tiller from moving forward. It kinda bogs it down a bit but it sure tears of the ground! I will say to not buy this product from Lowes or Home Depot. GO TO A DEALER! They were almost $100 cheaper!
March 26, 2012
Small Garden Savior
As I get older, I spend more time developing my 2.5 acres and looking for ways to easily manage it. As a result I have been mechanizing my equipment. Husqvarna is a large part with that mechanization. First with a chain saw and now with the DRT 900. With the DRT900 it doesn't take long to till up pasture to expand the garden. Having powered wheels to control the tiller while it tears up sod makes my job a lot easier. At the end of the tilling session I don't feel like I have been beat up which was the sensation from my prior tiller which did not have powered wheels. It is a popular piece equipment with my family as within a week of purchasing it, my son borrowed it to till a garden spot at his new place. When I want work done, Husqvarna equipment rates at the top of my list.
February 14, 2012