pretty good front tine tiller
One of the better front tine tillers I've seen, them and the Maxim tillers. If you'd make a 21" rear tine tiller with dual direction tones and 8hp Briggs, I'd probably buy it. Only issue I have is the plastic wheels. The Maxim tillers have metal but no one seems to have them anymore.
May 26, 2012
No problems so far
I've only used my tiller once and had no problems preparing a new flower bed. The ground was compacted and was bounded by shrubbery on one side and an oak tree at one end. The tiller took care of all the small roots and broke the ground quite nicely. I like the fact that the handle doesn't fold for storage...I've used ones that do and I had to continually tighten them up during usage...these handles stayed tight. I also found the ability to back the tiller up handy...I've always had to manhandle them back before this one. I'm hoping that this will last me a long time...but only time will tell.
May 24, 2012
The Ft900 is very user friendly.
The handles and controls are set perficly to provide excellant control of the tiller. I had the tillers totaly covered with dirt and it just cruised right along. It worked up the soil great. I would highly recommend this tiller to others and already have.
May 20, 2012
MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE With The Design
Good power, and the reverse feature is handy. I wish that was all I could say. However, there is a MAJOR safety issue with the design of this unit. There is no cover on the backside of the pulley assembly- you see the pulley when operating the unit. When you till into deep soil, the soil/rocks/clods get into the SPINNING pulley assembly and it THROWS OBJECTS UP AT THE OPERATOR'S FACE! Those pulleys should be totally encased on the backside too (like my Craftsman tiller was), not just the outside orange pulley cover of the tiller as you see in the photo. I called Sears where I bought it (model #25009) and they said their floor model was the exact same way. I called Husqvarna customer service (800-487-5951) last week and they suggested hanging a rubber mat down by the pulley assembly. Are they kidding??? What happens when the mat gets sucked into the pulley assembly? They had no other solutions, but this sounds like they are asking for a liability lawsuit. Poor design, poor customer service. That's the last Husqvarna product I'll ever buy, and I'm telling my friends.
May 15, 2012
a wonderful tiller
This tiller is really easy to start and use. It starts with one or two pulls on the starter rope and does a wonderful ob on ti;lling the soil. I have owned a rear tiller in the past and it did not work as well as this one. I am very sorry that I waited so long to purchase this one.I can't say any thing bad about dtis one . It is easer to handle, tills better, and has more power. I haven't had to run it at full power yet. I use it to till my garden, bare spots in my yard and to make a flower bed. It is a great tilller and I recoomend it to any one with a small space to work with.
May 8, 2012
this product has great features
I paid $499. for this tiller, at lowes. Digs in real good on soft or hard groud.It has a lot of power. Easy to start and use.I like it
May 8, 2012
I am very happy with the FT900 tiller. The unit has a lot of power and does the work for you. I have owned competitor products where you do the work, not the machine. Keep up the good work! Oh.....also, the unit started first pull!!! WOW!
May 7, 2012
The FT900 is exactly what I needed.
I have a fairly large garden plot, and it needed a lot of tilling this year. But I'm not a big girl, so I needed something small enough that I could handle it. The FT900 is light enough for me to maneuver easily. The reverse-on-the-handle feature is wonderful.
May 7, 2012