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    Default My new husqvarna Tiller

    Check out the video [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cByUr_QJgfk]Husqvarna DRT900 Watch before you buy !!!! Garden Tiller JUNK - YouTube[/ame]

    Made my first complaint to the BBB today. I bought a new Husqvarna garden tiller. The handle broke first day. In shop for 3 days only to be told its on back order. Had them weld it on. They welded it crooked. Started using it again, the belt was sticking behind the cover. Took it back to the shop. They said they put a shim in. They lied. They bent it and it misaligned with the other belts. I didn't know this until it shredded the belt. I asked for a refund, I'm done with this tiller. They said no. I called Husqvarna, they said no refund, want me to take it to another dealer 50 miles away. DO NOT BUY DRT900E garden tiller, Total Junk.

    I promised if they did nothing I would tell the world. Thanks for looking.

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    Very disappointing. I have 2 Husky chainsaws and a Husky string trimmer that have been great. Also have a Troybilt Horse tiller that was built in 1973 and is still going strong. Although they are pricey the quality is hard to beat.
    Hope you get some safisfaction.
    Gear Up and Throttle Down.

    2011 Massey 2615, 7ft Woods Rear Discharge Finish Mower, 6 ft Lucknow Snow Blower, Danuser post hole digger with 12" and 24" augers, 350 lb 3 pt broadcast spreader, 7ft scraper blade, 7 ft. drag harrow, JD GT 275 rider with 38" snow blower attachment.


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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    Quote Originally Posted by altonorganics View Post
    Check out the video

    Made my first complaint to the BBB today. I bought a new Husqvarna garden tiller. The handle broke first day. In shop for 3 days only to be told its on back order. Had them weld it on. They welded it crooked. Started using it again, the belt was sticking behind the cover. Took it back to the shop. They said they put a shim in. They lied. They bent it and it misaligned with the other belts. I didn't know this until it shredded the belt. I asked for a refund, I'm done with this tiller. They said no. I called Husqvarna, they said no refund, want me to take it to another dealer 50 miles away. DO NOT BUY DRT900E garden tiller, Total Junk.

    I promised if they did nothing I would tell the world. Thanks for looking.
    Welcome to TBN!

    I would put most of the blame on the dealer, and I hate say this but just because you got one that has problems does not mean all of them do. It looks like you have a unit that should not have passed quality control.

    Whoever put it together and worked on it does not know what they are doing.
    One of the wheels is backwards, the belt is mounted wrong causing undue wear... see pics below. (proper belt placement shown in manual)

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    It is under warranty, take it to another dealer and have it fixed properly. After all issues are attended to, it should work as advertised.
    Bob...

    2005 New Holland TT55 Tractor, BushHog M300 Loader, Worksaver FLGR-4062S Grapple
    2003 John Deere G100 garden tractor
    2013 Simplicity Prestige garden tractor

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    I have the same tiller. After one tank of gas, carb began to leak gas. Thought float stuck. Took bowl off but not stuck. Short story, carb was bad, backordered after kit did not fix. Finally came in & is running fine. Disappointed to learn carb made in China. Probably whole dang thing made in China. Good luck!

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    wow, that husky tiller looks nearly identical to the craftsman tiller I had. same design, weights, handle, cover, etc.The tranny in mine quit. I took motor out and gave it to my father for his 40 yr old ariens tiller and junked the rest. Seriously , I am done with todays tiller. they are made so poorly, its not funny. My father bought a brand new tiller and the tines keeps snapping on it. he gave it to me .

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    Altonorganics,

    Welcome to TBN. It sounds like the dealer is doing his best to keep you appeased. They may not be the most knowledgeable guys, but to weld up your handle and get you back tilling is a nice touch. What was the comment in the video about: "they won't refund me because it's a used tiller". Does that mean you bought it from them used? Or, it is now "used" since you've had it from new?
    I hate to say it but, in order to get no questions asked returns on merchandise, you have to buy from Walmart, SAMs, or Costco.

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    Have to agree with Radioman that most of the new tillers today are not made for heavy use. After problems with some big name brands, I bought a cheap Huskee at TSC several years ago, figuring it could be no worse. It did last longer than the more expensive units, but the transmission is now stuck in till. (Shop said it can't be fixed.) You can use it, but only by manhandling it a lot. So now I'm moving to no-till raised bed gardening.

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Page View Post
    Very disappointing. I have 2 Husky chainsaws and a Husky string trimmer that have been great.
    those chainsaws were built in Sweden, not the china junk they build today. (FYI the entry level chainsaws are built in china, pro models still in Sweden)

    for $700 buy a used Horse troy built off of CL. Garentee no problems with bent pulleys, and broken handle bars!

    Steve - TC33D 4x4 FEL, dual rear remotes with toys

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    I have their front tyne tiller. Have about 50+ hours and no issues. For five hours you have a lot of carbon out the exhaust. Exhaust is almost clean on mine. Thanks for posting though.

    The work may be covered but unfortunately you have to incur travel time and money.
    My dealer is about 20+ minutes away. When I bought mine I bought an extra case of oil
    and got an extended warranty(2 years) thrown in.

    Sorry for your trouble - I would be pissed too!
    Work hard to get it down - play like tomorrow may end!

    Small Horse Farm: 12.5 acres: 2008 Kioti Dk 45SC with Cab, FEL, BH, 6' snow blower, 7' back blade, 7' box blade, 6' bush hog, 9"& 14" auger, 8' chain harrow, 4" chipper, sand spreader, 7' landscape rake, 3pt quick attach & coffee holder.

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    Default Re: My new husqvarna Tiller

    I have a husqvarna drt900 and I'm having a bunch of problems on my tiller as well. First is I put a new belt in and it was shredded within two months in which I used it for like 20 hours. I use my machine a lot and my soil has lots of rocks. It started working fine when I got it brand new but I soon noticed that the pins broke really quickly. I have contacted husqvarna and they told me they don't cover the cost of pins because it is wear and tear and I have gone through at least 50. I also noticed that the gear shifter in mine gets jammed really badly at times and you have to manhandle it to change gears. Next thing I found out is that the wheels are not big enough and when I till over the same place I get bogged down really quickly. The next thing I found is that my handle's bolts weared the thread off. I then saw that when I had to change my oil is that it was really hard to change. I then noticed is that not only are the pins breaking in the tines but in the wheels. I then noticed that when you hit a small rock or stuff in the soil it starts to bend the metal surrounding the tines and the tines themselves. Other than all those problems the machine is great but I have to repair it constantly.

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