Honda FRC800 Rototiller Original Message Apr 19, 2012 6:13 pm
I got this rototiller last year in trade for a 1963 Ariens 2 stage snow blower. It ran great but the paint was sun faded. I just got down painting it after tilling the garden for spring planting. Here are some before and after pictures of it.
Carl, Great job. It looks fantastic. The MSRP on a new one is something like $2699. Getting that for a 63 Ariens was nice trade. The three speeds and reverse on that are nice to have and a GX on top a great engine.
Wow. I know Honda stuff comes at a price, but I'd never have guessed you could spend $2500+ for a tiller :) Shows how much I know about tillers. Another great deal, carlb! And the paint job looks beautiful, nice work.
Thanks for the kind words guys. The re-paint on the tiller was pretty straight forward since there was no rust only badly faded paint and some dirt/grease and grime . This tiller isn't very old, it is a 2005 but was kept in a sun porch facing south so other than the faded paint it was in great shape. Yes new they are pricy at around 2600 dollars, that is why i jumped at the deal.
I was looking for a tiller on CL and found an add that wanted to trade this frc800 for a two stage snow blower. Since i had picked up the old Ariens to clean up and sell anyway it was a no brainer.