For the price, this cultivator is not a bad bargain...HOWEVER...the unit itself is cheaply made and will not last long. I had my unit less than a year before the internal gear stripped out. I was only able to use it about 6 times. It broke on me last summer and this year I opened it up and found that it is packed with grease from the factory. Having worked in a industrial maintenance field for 20 years, I can tell you, gear boxes WILL NOT WORK when packed with grease. They must have oil in a liquid form. There is already a gasket in place between the two halves of the unit and it would be a simple engineering change to add some oil seals to the unit. I was very disappointed with this unit. I have used Poulan products for many years and expect better quality than this. My personal opinion is that Poulan should offer restitution for these units that have failed. I called customer service and was told that the only option for repair was to contact a service provider, even though I received this unit as a Father's Day gift less than 2 years ago. A new gear box assembly is roughly 2/3 of the cost of a brand new cultivator.