I wanted a front tiller that would go in reverse and be able to handle myself without having to wait for my husband to start it for me. This tiller started the first pull after unloading it from the truck. Tilled the almost dry garden without a problem and is so easy to follow and adjust the depth of tilling. The best is that it goes in reverse so can get right into the corners and back right out of them. Don't have to take all the fence down.
April 3, 2012
I find the power reverse level to be in a BAD position. If the tiller starts to bounce due to hard ground the lever tend to hit your wrist. That doesn't feel too good.
Other than that I like it. I have used it to break a 50 X 50 garden plot.
April 2, 2012
I purchased a Husqvarna from Lowes and when I got it home I found it had been exposed to the weather to long and the rubber parts were rotted and the metal gas tank was begining to rust. I started it and it ran rough and oil came out the exhaust. This one did not have a Bridge engine. I returned it to Lowes upon the advise of Husqvarna. My son has a FT900 with a Bridges engine and I like it just fine.
April 1, 2012
The FT900 is a decent tiller.
The thing I don't care for is it idles too fast. This causes the machine to jump too much. The tillers I owned previously could be idled down for slower tilling. When idling down the FT900, it has the tendency to die.
March 29, 2012
Been using my Dad's old Craftsman front tine 24" tiller for the last 5 years. My garden spot is approximately 50ft by 100ft and it was taking at least twice as long to till as it does now. one pull on the starter rope instead of 400. I just re-tilled this year and have have tilled rocks out that are as big as basketballs. I thought the the tines on the old craftsman were just bouncing off roots until the Husqvarna went through and snatched them right out. The only thing I'm not impressed with is the reverse feature. You basically have to stand the tiller up on the tines, pull it, and hope that there's enough solid ground under them for the reverse of any use. In tilled ground it's absolutely useless. Otherwise it's been a great tiller so far.
March 24, 2012
GOOD MACHINE BUT.......
I thought I did all my home work in checking out all the basic front tine tillers. I chose the Husqvarna because it is advertised as being "MADE IN USA". I also wanted the Briggs and Stratton engine, I have used these engines all my life and have been more than satisfied with their performance and DURABILTY. The Husqvarna met these requirements.I thought, I ordered on line because there are no dealers close, I live in a rural area. Ordered on line and tiller arrived faster that expected. When box came off the truck I noticed it said". Assembled in US" RED FLAG checked machine and stricker said the same thing. I checked the engine no where was country of origin mentioned. Took numbers off engine and contacted Briggs and Stratton and they advised me engine was "MADE IN CHINA" So much for buying an AMERICAN made product. I assembled checked oil gassed and fired it up. Started on 2nd pull. Put it to work for an hour in my garden and it worked well, had lots of power. Only time will tell if engine holds up. One other concern was tiller has no throttle control on handle you have to go to engine to change engine speed. I solved that problem by adding a throttle cable to handles.
March 2, 2012
Only had this tiller a mont or so and have used it 3 times to till up my old garden spot and a new ne. Cranked on the first pull and runs good. Well made as far as I can tell. It has plenty of power to do the job. As you would expect this type of tiller will give you a workout controlling it but I have always used this type of tiller. Very happy with it so far.
January 17, 2012
The Perfect Tiller
I received this tiller as a birthday gift, just in time for fall garden work. Previously, I have paid to have my vegetable garden beds plowed with a small tractor spring and fall. My Husqvarna FT900 made short work of all the garden beds, approximately 1000 sq ft, and I enlarged the garden by adding another 200 sq ft of beds. The whole job got done so fast, I hardly felt I had done any work! The machine was a pleasure to handle, turning the earth easily. It did a great job breaking up the grass on the new bed. After the initial tilling, I added composted material and leaf mold, and went over everything again to work it in. The roar of the engine attracted my neighbor, who was raring to have a go at it - I had some difficulty persuading him to hand it over to me again!
While the tiller's pricetag seemed steep to me initially, this machine will pay for itself in 3 seasons, without even considering the time and effort I will save by using it to cultivate between rows.
In summary, a great time was had by all, and my garden beds are all ready for a long winter's sleep. Thanks, Husqvarna.
November 29, 2011