Troy-Bilt 8hp Horse Tiller

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  • My Horse

    Oct 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is a very well designed and very dependable machine.
    Cons: None yet.

    Summary: First things first, a Troy-Bilt tiller is the top of the line Tiller, The 8hp tiller comes in two types, you have the standard, which you pull start by hand, or you have the electric start which really comes in handy. For first time users the owners ... read more

  • I've owned the same Troy-Bilt 8HP Horse since 1977

    Mar 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: There is no better tiller for large and small areas available.I've operated my Troy-Bilt 8HP Horse since 1977 and put it through every kind of hard work possible.  It easily has a thousand or more hours on it and still runs great !I ... read more

  • Happy Owner - 7hp Horse

    Feb 22, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Solid, cast-iron, prepares a great seedbed.
    Cons: Heavy, expensive, no differential

    Summary: I read a few poor reviews here - but mostly good ones.The Troy-Bilt "Horse" tiller has been around a few years and apparently offered in a few different flavors. Mine is the 7hp Horse - may have been called the "PTO Horse" when I got it. It's the ... read more

  • mine was a piece of junk!

    Oct 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It has a nice color
    Cons: When something happens the company totally ignores you completely.

    Summary: I ordered a 8hp Troy-Bilt with an electric start because it was supposed to be the last tiller I would ever own and they are supposed to be the best. I got it. It was NOT delivered like it was supposed to be. The very day I got it, it was being put ... read more

  • Built like a tank

    Jul 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong, durable, capable of impressive feats...will last a lifetime
    Cons: Somewhat crude, heavy, cumbersome...occasionally finicky

    Summary: I bought my electric start Horse tiller 6 or 7 years ago, and use it several times a year. It is strong, well-built, and heavy (about 400 lbs with accessories). Another reviewer commented on the weakness of the clutch system, but he may not have read ... read more

  • The best built tiller out there

    Jun 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Solid construction, almost bullet-proof design
    Cons: Adjusting the clutch can be a pain.

    Summary: Sure you can buy a less expensive tiller than a Troy-Bilt Horse, but if you're serious about gardening I don't know why you would even consider anything else. Most tillers are built for fairly light duty, infrequent use. Why? Because it costs money to ... read more

  • Rolls Royce of garden implements

    Dec 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tough machine gives perfect results every time
    Cons: Cost, weight.

    Summary: Troy-Bilt has been making rototillers of this same basic design for more than 70 years. The company has operated under different names, but these tough machines have been around almost as long as hobby gardening has. If you buy one, you will probably ... read more

  • work horse

    Mar 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: makes your seed bed look like it came out of a bag
    Cons: price

    Summary: You can till your garden in a fraction of the time of a front tine machine.We have had this machine for about 16 yrs and have had very little trouble with it.I even did custome tilling with it for a few seasons.I have black dirt that is gummy and when it ... read more

  • My Troy-Bilt Horse Has Been A Godsend!

    Jan 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatility, dependability and power.
    Cons: Awkward reverse, standard tines wear quickly & exposed axles.

    Summary: For the homeowner/landowner who doesn't have so much land that a tractor would be required but too much that a shovel would be impractical, the Troy-Bilt Horse Tiller is a perfect compromise. I purchased a 7-acre parcel that was once a ... read more

  • Excellent tiller

    Aug 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality, power, and strength
    Cons: Could be heavier

    Summary: I use this tiller a couple of times a week at work. My boss's is real old he bought it used about 8 or 9 years ago and it was pretty old when he got it. His doesn't have all the safety things the new ones do like the things on the handles that stop it ... read more

  • ok for light use

    May 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: rock solid frame, ease of repair, big tires
    Cons: belt system, slow tine speed, pto disengagement, leaky axle seals

    Summary: I used this 8hp horse tiller for the last few years in my landscaping business. For what this tiller is designed for, which is home gardening, it is plenty solid. But when it is used for mostly new ground, it takes a very long time because the slow ... read more

  • Who's The Horse

    Apr 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Rear tine
    Cons: Expensive/Heavy/ Hard to Start etc.

    Summary: I use five different types of tillers on my farm and in our community gardens of which I am the co-ordinator.The Horse is my last choice among them.We did not buy this tiller. It was donated to the community garden organization(brand new)several years ... read more

  • Good for homeowners only

    Mar 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good weight balance, strong tires
    Cons: Poorly built clutch system, high maintenance

    Summary: I work in the rental business, and we do carry this particular model. We've had three of these machines since fall of 99', and I've had plenty of feedback from customers, as well as a few observations myself. For starters, I'd recommend this ... read more

  • My Garden TillerI have an 8HP

    Mar 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The job it does
    Cons: Can be a bit noisy at times.

    Summary: I own a Tray-Bilt 8HP Horse garden tiller that I would not be caught dead without. It is an ease to use, and does a wonderful job. I have used my tiller for some six years now, and judging by the jobs my earlier tillers did, the Troy Horse is superior. ... read more

  • The One and Only

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Realiablity and Handling
    Cons: Initial Cash Outlay

    Summary: The 8hp TroyBilt Horse Tiller is the one and only tiller you need. I have found that it is small enough to easily get into the small places including tilling right up to a fence. It is large enough for the large jobs like a 1 acre garden. With its two ... read more

  • WOW--Love it

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: pulverizes the dirt
    Cons: none

    Summary: We have had several tillers in the past.My husband keeps trying to find the one who thinks will mulch the garden the way it should be. So after a few tillers we ordered the troy-built one.I am a woman who loves to run this machine in our garden.It ... read more

  • Mighty Horse 8HP

    Jan 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Will last a lifetime, better than anything else on the market
    Cons: Heavy, requires some strength to maneuver, expensive

    Summary: Troy-bilt was and probably remains the state-of-the art in garden tillers. My electric start (don't go to the garden without it), 8hp horse was purchased new from the factory in 1988. It has served me well, but don't believe everything you see in the ... read more

  • All-around Machine

    Dec 29, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, added components
    Cons: Rather expensive

    Summary: The troy-built rototiller is an all around machine. With the versatility of adding components such as edgers and plows the machine can be used all year. This rear tine machine is superb for digging into hard clay and mixing in compost. The easy ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Troy built Horse

    Mar 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to operate. Durable
    Cons: Troy built no longer makes them MTD does. Hard to manuever in small spots.

    Summary: I have owned one since 1993. The best tiller on the market as far as I am concerned! Real easy to operate, Very durable, and lasts forever!As far as noise it is quieter than most others in this size. If troybuilt was still making them I would buy another ... read more

  • 30 years old and still tilling

    Nov 8, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Durable, reliable, tills through the toughest of soils, did I mention durable?
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Well, I have to say that the Horse is probably the toughest, most durable tiller ever made. I inherited mine from my father a few years back even though he "supervised" ME doing all the tilling myself when I was growing up. But to this day, I have ... read more

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