The Transmission is the Problem or is it the assembly
Purchased new in March 2012. Was used to till a previously tilled garden area. After approximately three hours of operation the machine would no longer dig.The drive wheels would function, both forward and reverse but the tines would not turned. The shear pins were not broke. Sometimes the tines would try to engage only enough to allow it to freewheel if not touching the ground. The store where purchased replaced the unit with another new identical model but its been four weeks and I have not even put gas in to start the engine. Why is that?, because I want to save my three hours of run time until this one breaks for next year.
August 11, 2012
The unit is easy to start- first pull every time. A throttle control on the handle bar would be helpful; the unit can take off on you in forward till mode, even with the drag bar down. Gears are sometimes difficult to shift in to, and the belt gets caught and burns. The back scrape flap needs to have some provision so that the height can be adjusted rather than just always "full down." In reverse till mode this machine does a fine job even on deep rooted weeds. It seems to be well balanced and is fairly easy to control despite its narrow footprint. It definetely makes life easier working our .25 acre garden and we see no reason why it will not perform well when we double the garden next year.
July 17, 2012
This tiller does a great job of breaking ground and tilling loose soil also. The one thing I would like to see changed is the tines can not be moved from one side to the other to thro the dirt out to row up a garden. this could be done by putting the hole for the pin in the center of the tines.
July 17, 2012
Run's well and did the job, but...
I tilled a 30' x 36' area for a garden and only being the second year tilled it had a few rocks. The product performed well throughout and shut itself down a few times when larger rocks were discovered so barely any damage was done. I say barely because what I noticed is that the housing/shield around the tines was impacted on a bolt that sits behind the wheels so the housing bent and actually rubbed the tire. I had to get out a bar and pry the housing away from the tire for it to turn again. All in all the tiller worked great. I just wish the shield was constructed with tubed/angled steel so it wouldn't bend as easily or even have more of a gap between the tires so that when it bent it wouldn't rub.
June 20, 2012
It's a tiller
It tills. I has plenty of power, seems well built, usually starts on the first pull and handles good. My only complaints are that the Honda engine does not want to idle steadyand that the spring in the engage lever is very stiff. Over-all seems to be a good product compared to what is being offered my competiters.
June 15, 2012
When I first bought this machine I thought it was to light and small compared to my old machine but after breaking up a larger garden patch in my yard this machine out performed my expectations. Very easy to manuever, starts on the first pull everytime. The front rotating tines do a real nice job when the ground has been worked. Would be nice to have a little more powerful machine but it still has no problem breaking up the ground. Very quiet machine also.
June 13, 2012
THE DRT900H TILLING EXPERIENCE
THIS IS THE EASIEST TO USE TILLER I HAVE EVER HAD. I AM 65 YEARS OLD AND THIS TILLER DOES'NT BEAT ME UP AND WEAR ME OUT. AFTER I TILL IN REVERSE/FORWARD TO BREAK UP THE SOIL I GO BACK OVER IT IN FORWARD TILL ONLY, AND IT'S A ONE HAND OPERATION.
I LOVE IT. I WISH THE GEAR CHANGING OPERATION WAS MORE SMOOTHER.
June 5, 2012
Great first tiller
Tilling rocky mountain soil and this tiller worked great. Stood up well to the task. I was afraid I would have to hire a tractor but my Husqvarna did the hob.
May 31, 2012