I was looking for something that would last more than two years. What you find at the box stores are pure-t-junk. I was a little hesitant buying this tiller because it isnt cheap and I had trouble finding info and reviews. But I made the leap based on the info and pictures that I did find. The tines are super strong steel and wont bend on the first rock you hit. It has a Briggs engine (you can get a Honda) on a steel angle iron frame. This thing is built to last. Assemble instructions are to be desired but if your mechanically inclined you can figure it out. Ive been very pleased to this point and Im looking forward to expanding my garden next year.