Pretty sure I blew the gear's out of my Yardmachine MTD today. Was tilling up a spot for a couple shrubs and was holding it in place making it dig a hole and all heck broke loose in the gear case. It will still go forward and reverse but real slow and the tines just stop when put under any stress. So I will be looking for a new one. And curious what everyone has and how they like them. Checked on price for new gears and chains and came up with $700 for parts. Figure I can buy a new one for around that much. My old one made it 17 years and was rode hard more than once. Looking at a Husqvarna DRT900 17 inch with reversible tines. Best price I have found so far is $799.00 at Rural King. I may hold off until later in the year when they do close out's on lawn and garden stuff tho. I bought a Husqvarna riding mower there a few years ago late fall and saved $500 off the regular price.