Power and tilling preformance but not quailty
Tills very well with limited jerking but reverse does not function well unless you raise the tines from the soil and then reverse drive the unit. I wish they had not changed the handle design from the single pole to two smaller diameter handles not as strong and quite a pain to assemble. Other issue was loose fasteners quite a few of them, if you buy check all bolts before operating. The reverse belt was mounted with a half twist so these units must not be tested prior to shipping or it would have tore up the belt and been corrected. My last Husky was bought in 1985 and lasted till this month, No Issues with older made products when quality was #1. One last Issue I can not find a tech help number on their web site as they do not have tech support. Customer service referred me to a local repair center and they were not very versed on the tillers. All and all it does till well.
May 3, 2013
GOOD MACHINE BUT>>>>>>update
Bought this machine last year and used it in spring and fall and found it did a good job. MY only complaint is there is no throttle control on handle very difficult to use, but I added a throttle control to handle,much better. next problem is the clutch levers,BAD design, the handles should be turned over, on the bottom. The reverse lever when tilling and machine bounces around will do some serious harm. No cost to fix remove clip in pin and turn handle over. no cost involved. Several other reviewers had the same comment..CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW????? Also the wheel support needs a bolt between the legs through exisisting holes to keep wheels from spreading out. After modifications were made the machine works good..The "engineers" that design these machines should have to read these reviews AND...USE THEM!!!!!! I guarantee it will make a better product.
March 1, 2013
My new Husqvarna tiller is everything I expected and more. My first use was to prepare my garden for planting. I have owned other brands of tiller before, and there is no comparison in ease of use and power. I definitely will recommend this product to others.
February 16, 2013
good small tiller
I wanted a small rear tine tiller that was reliable and solid. This one fits the bill. Because it is narrow, it has some handling issues, but nothing that can't be dealt with. A great improvement over my old front tine tiller.
December 3, 2012
Budget price, great performance!
After buying a new house, the budget needed a break, but I still needed a tiller. So I researched and found good reviews of the FT900. It has lived up to my expectations so far. This is Maine. Tight, compact, rocky soil. My first bed was 20' x 50' and I did it in two stages. First time to about 4" which was a little bit of a wrestling match. Used Husqvarna suggestion of alternate rows to keep the tiller from pulling you into the neighboring row. Then came back through at 10". If it hit a small rock, no issue. A medium rock, it chewed it up. The only rocks that stopped it were 10" diameter ones. Now that the hard work is done and the big rocks gone, this unit moves easily and the reverse backs me out of corners. The only issue was Lowe's delivered it without the manual or any setup instructions and NEVER followed through. The Husqvarna site however made finding my manual and downloading it a snap. There's even a mobile web site for me to get it on my Kindle Fire. For my half-acre garden it's all I need.
September 6, 2012
Lightweight enough a gal can use
Up to now my husband had to do all the tilling. This is the first tiller I could physically use with ease. It did a great job preparing the garden for planting.
June 29, 2012
easy to use/does a good job for my vegetable garden
It made cultivating the established garden so much easier. The soil was broken up and easier to weed. The front tiller made it easier to dig into the corners of the fenced in garden. We are very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone with a small home garden. We thought the price was fair and the Husquavarna is rugged and well made. It'll last us seniors a lifetime!
June 18, 2012
Overall great machine
The performance of the machine is great. However, whoever put it together in the factory put the guard over the belts on too tight so that when I was running it to warm it up as instructed in the booklet, the belt started burning and shredding. Luckily, I am a little mechanically inclined, so I took the guard off and put a washer on it to move it away from the belt. The machine itself is just what I wanted.
June 5, 2012