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Old 03-10-2013, 04:52 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good rear tine tiller?

I'd love to find a used Honda for under a grand, but can't guarantee that will happen. Any other recs out there for rear tine tillers?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:13 PM
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I'd love to find a used Honda for under a grand, but can't guarantee that will happen. Any other recs out there for rear tine tillers?
I'm a fan of the old Garden Way designed Troy Built Horse model. This is how I started in the biz hence the screen name. The ones made by MTD last I knew are roughly the same but lacked the fit and finish of the older ones. PTO model are safer in transport.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:50 PM
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One like this???

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:02 AM
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The tillers are all built by Artisan, and from what I understand, you'll find tillers built ONLY by Artisan... check that Honda one and see if it is Artisan and only a Honda engine makes the difference...
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:46 AM
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One like this???

Yes. Fair amount of fiddle factor with the belt adjustment but I still like the tiller. The bumper engine guard is a must to the engine and safety of operation. I would not run one without it ever.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:36 PM
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The tillers are all built by Artisan, and from what I understand, you'll find tillers built ONLY by Artisan... check that Honda one and see if it is Artisan and only a Honda engine makes the difference...
This is the Honda I would love to pick-up. It's the one I always pay like $100 bucks a day to rent and very stout.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:40 PM
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Never used the Honda myself. Few years back I rented a Baretto and I was not impressed. Tines would stop in hard ground, much harder on the back stain wise. I would not even consider running one now.

The BCS tillers look appealing. On of my clients I aerate for has one...I should demo it this spring.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:48 AM
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Home Depot Rental shops have the big Honda FRC800, and sell 'em off after a few years. Most are well-maintained (oil/filter changes) and might need some new tines or tires, and can be had a lot less than new.

The FRC800 has been in production for a while, and parts are in-stock (or can be ordered) form any Honda dealer.

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:45 PM
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Home Depot Rental shops have the big Honda FRC800, and sell 'em off after a few years. Most are well-maintained (oil/filter changes) and might need some new tines or tires, and can be had a lot less than new.

The FRC800 has been in production for a while, and parts are in-stock (or can be ordered) form any Honda dealer.

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Hey Robert.....Any idea of cost on a used rental unit locally? I'm seeing $1,100-$1,600 on ebay. Also, would I go direct to the rental department?
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:34 PM
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