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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2012
Tiller was easy to assemble and get running. After about 30 minutes of use, a horrible screeching noise came from the transmission when in Forward, Forward with till, or Reverse. I've seen this problem mentioned online in other reviews and the official Husqvarna advice is to take it to an authorized servicing dealer for service. Of course, Husqvarna customer service is closed on weekends when most of their residental consumers are using their products. Out of frustration, I shot about 16 oz of grease into the right size zerk fitting, then removed the fitting and put an ounce of oil in there, and then put the zerk fitting back in. Silenced the problem (at least temporarily) and I was able to finish breaking the sod on a new 1500 sq ft garden. The tiller runs nice, but apparently there's some sort of problem with lubing the transmission at the factory and their QA isn't finding it.

If you're tall like me, you'll be wishing that the handle was about 6 inches longer. With the handle adjusted at the highest position, you're closer to the tine shield and I keep kicking it as I walk behind the unit.

A new product should make it longer than 30 minutes before the first problem shows up. Seems like a nice tiller, but I can't recommend it.

By the way, the MSRP on Husqvarna.com is $599, so even through this product is listed as "Prime", you're paying about $80 above MSRP.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
I received the Husqvarna CRT900 Tiller yesterday. I just happen to be a retired mechcanic, with small engines, state inspection licence for all types of vehicles. Right out of the box, the tiller had no oil in the engine. I filled the Briggs with oil. Started on the first pull, but that's all it would do. Put tiller in forward, reverse, and it just sat there. Pulled off the side cover, and the belt was never put on the idler pulley. The flat part of the belt, must go over the Idler pulley. Well I fixed that. Started to till, and ran it for about one minute. I noticed the transmission was a little noisy. There is a grease fitting on the transmission housing. Pumped an ounce of grease into the housing, and ran fine from then on. I could understand this, if someone would buy a used piece of equipment, but not a new one. Husqvarna needs some quality control. This is not Amazons fault. Husqvarna packed this, in there own packing material!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2011
So far , so good. For the quality and price you cannot beat this. Very well made machine. The only issue is the choke bar , gentle of you'll push it out of it's seat, that's the only negative.....
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2012
I have never used a tiller until getting this one. I think it could plow all day. Nice powerful machine. Easy to start. Runs great and tills nicely. Everything is good except I have a little bit of a hard time handling it. I am tilling a garden area my father gardened maybe 15 years ago...an established garden spot. But it seems like hard work...and the only thing I can contribute that to is the counter rotation of the tines. Like one review regarding that option said...you have to nudge the thing through the job...and that is a little tough. If I had to choose over, I think I'd rather till a spot a couple of extra times going different directions than nudging this tiller along. Maybe once I've used the garden a season or two the tilling will not be this hard. Or, hey, maybe all tilling is a pretty good workout.
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24 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2011
I had just returned a Troy Bilt tiller to Lowes for backfiring and sputtering as a brand new purchase. I figured orange is almost always better quality...or so I thought. The packaging was severely insufficient resulting in scratches on painted parts (tiller shroud and drive housing). The tiller has more functions than the Troy Bilt Bronco, but both have Briggs. After some reading I understand emission standards have the factory leaning out these little motors which causes a sputter and occasional backfire. I own four other Briggs motors (a 16 horse 2 cylinder vanguard, a 16 horse single cylinder I/C and two five horse) and none of them sputter or miss or backfire when powering them down. I have to think recent settings on the motors is what's causing the issue. Either way, I'm stuck between returning this unit or troubleshooting until I get it running right. What ever happened to buying a new item and having it work correctly?? I'm sorely disappointed with factory packaging and the motor roughness. Worse is there's no one to go to to tweak a fix. It's return it or keep it...those are your two options. Internet standard I guess.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2013
Mine was 1 year out of warrenty when the drive wheels quit pulling. turns out there is a bickle chain in the transmission that broke, bad part is the transmission housing is part of the frame so to get to anything inside the tramission housing the whole machine has to be completly dissambled. I took it to 3 shops best quote was $450 labor + parts Engine is fine rest of the machine is now scrap metal because of a 6in long cheaply made chain. There are lots of small cheaply made poorly designed parts in that transmission that when they break make the machine not econimically repairable.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2013
Have rototiller for 1 year now love it, tines go counterclock wise, but that dosen't matter. works like a charm
thank you
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