I have wanted a troy built for years, was never able to afford it, kids thru college and now I'm retired. I looked and looked, the new ones all appeared to be junk and I was unable to find an old one that wasn't also pretty much the same.
What to do, what to do? I searched the Internet and found an Italian company that still makes a robust tiller.
It was expensive but the BCS is all I hoped it would be.
Got the tiller and brush hog attachments. I have yet to use the brush hog as I have been waiting for cooler weather to keep the bugs and sweat down. The tiller is a dream to operate. It makes a wonderful seed bed as well as cutting up new, grass and tree roots are chopped thru. It can be a handful in heavy rooted ground but when it jumps away the auto shutoff stops it before any damage.
I think I will still use the forward tine tiller for cultivating though, lighter and easily maneuvered.
I am delighted with the performance so far, would I buy another, gee, I hope I don't have to.
Quality is apparent at first glance and after use.
After 35 years in aerospace, I know quality.