"This Husqvarna Rear Tine Tiller is ideal for homeowners preparing large flowerbeds and vegetable gardens. Its 12in. dia. counter-rotating tines allow deep soil penetration for better bed preparation. Powered by a reliable Briggs & Stratton engine with forward and reverse gears for improved maneuverability. U.S.A. Height Range in. 7, Torque ft./lbs. 9, Displacement cc 208, Engine Briggs & Stratton, Working Width in. 14, Depth in. 6, Disc Thickness in. 0.203/0.250, Application Tiller, Engine Type 900 OHV series, Disc Diameter in. 12, Overall Width in. 15 1/2, Tine Type Bolted, Tire Size in. 13 x 5 x 6, Tines qty. 8. Counterweight increases the weight on the wheels for improved balance and safer operation Power forward and reverse for easy operation and transport 13in. dia. x 5in.W agricultural tires have heavy treads for good grip in cultivated or muddy soil The easy-adjust drag bar provides balance in different working conditions Powerful OHV engine provides enough torque to cultivate the most compact earth CARB compliant"
Average Customer Rating:
(5 Reviews) 5
Rating Summary(5 reviews)
3 of 5(60%)would recommend this product to a friend.
"I was very impressed with this tiller. It came mostly assembled, only had to put the handle on. The motor all ready had oil in it. Filled it up with gas and with one pull the motor started up. This tiller turns up the hardest dirt with ease and is very easy to operate. I would strongly recommend this product. Another great Husqvarna product!!!..."
"I have the older Honda FG100, but it was too small and not powerful enough for the work I am faced with: Breaking up old sod to try and grow about 1/2 acre of new grass, and deep tilling a 2000 sq ft. food plot. After doing a lot of research, I settled on this Husqvarna rear tine model.
I purchased a floor model from my local Northern Tool. I was sure to check it carefully when I got it home, comparing the setup instructions with the machine. Sure enough, found one missing nut on the handle assembly. Fortunately, I had one of the correct size on hand. Having inspected it closely, I am impressed with how the machine is built. I have two other Husqvarna tools (chainsaw, rotary weed trimmer); they are similarly well built.
Among the practical reasons I chose this machine is the ability to shift between foward (with tines operating), forward, neutral and rear. The comparably priced model from Troy Bilt lacks neutral, making that model hard to move around.
I have put about 3 hours on the machine so far, and the tiller performed very well. I am tilling very heavy, red clay soil, and the Briggs & Stratton motor has enough power to effectly till the ground in one pass, even when deep tilling. I'm not normally a B&S fan, but the premium motor on this tiller is very smooth and quiet. The motor controls all operate smoothly, and the motor starts very easily. I like the built in gas cut-off on the carberator, which makes storing the machine a bit easier. I use Seafoam treatement in the gas, but I still prefer the carb be dry when I put the machine away, and the cut off makes that simple.
I read complaints about hard shifting. I had several instances where I had to jostle the machine a bit to change gears, but that improved with use. Really not a big deal at all. My experience with other, common complaints: The one handed operators lever (left handlebar) being hand-tiring. Agreed that it can be tiresome, but I got used to it. Also, in quite a few reviews I read, people complain about the handles being too low: I'm 5'8", and the height was fine for me at the highest adjsutment. I could see how a tall person might feel they aren't high enough. The tires do get clogged with clay and lose some traction. That's the nature of the beast. Pretty much any machine workiing in heavy, sticky soil will do that. But the machine kept working. Also, this is a heavy machine, and unless you're working on perfectly flat ground, it takes some strength to guide it in sloped use.
Bottom line: This tiller made fast work of some very heavy duty tilling, was easy to operate, and is reasuringly well built. I threw some real challenges at it (the clay, using it on sloped ground), and the machine never balked.
"Picked up at store, packaged very well, no shipping damage. Directions are easy, assembly is easy, only the handle has to be attached. Comes shipped with oil in stalled, ready to go. Only fussy part was installing the pieces for the handle height adjustment, but really wasn't a big deal. The biggest surprise came when it started on the first pull right out of the box. Operation is easy and controls work well. I got the 14" width for ease of use. The larger models harder to handle, no matter who makes them. Definitely a good buy"
"Handle is very cheaply made (welds broke off at the handle bar). READ the warranty first before buying...(It is not worth the paper its printed on). I would NOT recommend this product at all nor do I ever plan on buying a Husqvarna product again based on this experience."
"Bought this tiller off the floor from Northern Tool. Looked like it had not been used. Bought on March 27,2012. First time I cranked up the tiller appeared to have an idling issue. Used it in hopes the issue would go away. Carburator issue got worse. Asked Northern tool about the issue in June. They said to contact Husqvarna.Finally brought it to the shop in July 2012. Shop now tells we I may need a new carburator and it probably will not be covered under warranty."