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Mantis 7225-00-02 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Tiller/Cultivator (CARB Compliant)

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  • The commercial grade 2-cycle engine is powerful, reliable and utilizes push-button priming for easier starting.
  • The compact design allows the tiller to get in tight spaces and be stored where larger tillers cannot go.
  • The patented reversible tines can be used to till down 10 inches or shallow cultivate the top 2 to 3 inches of soil.
  • 5 Year consumer warranty on entire tiller including engine, plus a lifetime warranty on tines against breakage.
  • CARB compliant
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Product Description

Product Description

  • Mantis Gas Powered Tiller/Cultivator
  • Powerful Commercial Grade
  • 2 Cycle Engine
  • Easy Push Button Priming
  • Convenient On/Off Switch
  • Ergonomic Speed Control
  • Durable 1 Piece Cast Gear Box
  • Lightweight
  • Fold Down Handle Bars For Easy Storage
  • Handy Carrying Handle
  • Entire Unit Weighs Only 20 LB
  • 10" Tine Depth
  • Patented Serpentine Tines Are Guaranteed For Unit Lifetime Against Breakage
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

    You'll be ready to garden all year round with the Mantis 7225-00-02 Two-Cycle Gas-Powered Tiller/Cultivator. With a powerful engine, durable tines, and compact profile, the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator is ideal for creating new gardens, tilling in narrow rows and raised beds, or along fences. Whether you're a first-time gardener breaking through new ground or a veteran green thumb, the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator will help you maintain a bountiful garden for years to come.

    At nine inches wide, this tool is
    perfect for tilling in narrow rows.
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    Master and amateur gardeners alike find it handy for both new and established gardens. View larger.

    Powerful but Easy to Control
    Don't be fooled by the small, compact design of the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator. Though it weighs a mere 20 pounds and has a width of only nine inches, the Mantis is powerful, thanks to its two-cycle, commercial-grade gas engine.

    A reliable push-button primer will get you started, but the tines won't move until you squeeze the throttle. Once you've activated the throttle, the patented serpentine tines spin at up to 240 RPM to break through sod--even hard clay--tilling down to a depth of 10 inches.

    The Mantis Tiller/Cultivator makes it easy to maintain your garden. Simply reverse the tines to shallow-cultivate depths of up to three inches--it's much faster than using hand tools. And because it tills a nine-inch-wide path, this tool is especially useful in tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas. That's a real advantage for raised-bed gardeners.

    Convenient, Versatile, and Durable
    The Mantis Tiller/Cultivator features folding handle bars which make it convenient to store in a garage or tool shed.

    And with optional attachments (sold separately), the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator can be used beyond the confines of your garden. Its lightweight design and convenient carrying handle make it portable, so adding an accessory such as a border edger or hedge trimmer could potentially keep you busy all summer and into the fall.

    The tiller/cultivator's durable one-piece cast gear box is designed to last. Additionally, the tines are guaranteed against breakage for the lifetime of the tool.

    What's in the Box
    Gas-powered tiller/cultivator with serpentine tines.

    Patented serpentine tines spin at up to 240 RPM to break through sod
    and even hard clay, tilling down to a depth of 10 inches. View larger.

    Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 inches ; 21.4 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 21.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Domestic Shipping: This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
    • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
    • ASIN: B000BQYB0S
    • Item model number: 7225-00-02
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,637 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
    • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    146 of 152 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 21, 2009
    This is my twelfth season for using this tiller. To prepare my garden I use an ancient Troy built that has been going strong for about 18 years now (I bought it used) and it looks as if this Mantis two stroke is going to last just as long. To be honest, I am a rather lazy gardener and the job of all jobs I hate most is cultivating and weeding. This little machine has taken away almost all of the excuses I have for not having a neat, well tended garden. There are a couple of things you should know though before purchasing this little gem:

    First, this is not a machine that is suitable for breaking up new ground or ground that has not been tilled for several years. It simply is not built for that.

    Secondly, you should not let your mind wonder when using this cultivator. It can take out a garden plant in a flash if you loose control over it and indeed, if you are extremely inattentive, it certainly has the capability of taking off a toe or two.

    Thirdly: I would strongly recommend you use gloves when using this for any extended period of time. They give you protection of course, but they also allow for a better grip, ergo, more control.

    Forth: Try to avoid running in through bailing twine, wire or even vines if possible. Getting the stuff untangled is truly a odious task.

    Fifth: Perform the preventive maintenance on it as recommended and then double the timing on it. Keep the tines sharp and keep them replaced as needed. (Yes, the tines are guaranteed against breakage, but I promise you that they will bend if bounced off enough rocks...hey, I live in the Ozarks, rocks I know!)

    Sixth: Watch out for larger rocks. Not only can the bend tines, but they can cause the machine to go out of control.
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    99 of 102 people found the following review helpful By kone TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 16, 2010
    I have owned my Mantis tiller for nearly 8 years now. I chose Mantis because I wanted a smaller tiller that did not require a lot of storage space. I also liked what I saw on tv commercials about the Mantis. My father had a much larger tiller of another brand that took up a lot of space and was incredibly heavy (but quite sturdy). He was going to give me his tiller when he stopped gardening, but after thinking long and hard about it, I decided to get the Mantis instead. Here is what I have learned about the Mantis in that time:

    1. Mechanical: The tiller works great, starts in 2-3 pulls right out of the box. It takes mixed gas at a 50/1 ratio. Never use "old" gas or gas that is not the proper ratio. Over the years I have had some minor problems with it, mostly related to starting and idling. My recommendation is to clean or change the air filter regularly. The filter is easy to get at and oftentimes clogs with dirt and dust. Change spark plug every couple years. When putting the tiller "to sleep" for the winter, take out the spark plug and pour in a teaspoon of motor oil. Pull the start recoil and distribute the oil in the cylinder. I have not had any major problems with the tiller. I just finished an hour of tilling today and it ran great. Final tip: clean the accumulated weeds off the tiller tines when they begin to accumulate. This reduces the stress on the motor. The blades are faily easy to remove, clan, and return to place - it will prolong the life of the tiller. Since the Mantis has a smaller engine, it cannot be overstressed. To compensaate for the smaller engine size, the tiller has extremely sharp blades and they spin very fast. The engine does not have much torque however, and the engine will bog down in heavy jobs.
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    58 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Kinzler on June 25, 2008
    I can't even remember when I bought my Mantis, but it was at least 25 years ago. It has gotten hard use every year ever since. Mantis really stands behind their lifetime tine warranty; they replaced mine totally free of charge after at least 20 years without any questions. The new machines look almost identical to my ancient one. The amazing thing is that the price has hardly gone up at all. In todays dollars, that makes it a raging bargain. The machine is light enough for almost anyone to use it, but be prepared for some serious bouncing around if your soil is rocky. It's unbelievably powerful for such a small machine. I've seen professional landscapers use it to loosen soil for planting new shrubs in some nasty, hard-packed soil. They just use it to dig down as far as the tines will reach, remove the loosened soil, and then dig down farther until they have the hole as deep as it needs to be. In the garden, the tines can be easily turned around to use it as a shallow cultivator for weeding purposes. The best thing of all is that it can be used in tight or hard-to-reach places where no conventional tiller can go. The small size and light weight make it especially easy to store without taking up valuable floor space. For the price, the Mantis is a really practical piece of equipment that no serious gardener should be without. It won't ever totally replace the big tillers, but it can do a whole lot of things that the big ones can't. I would have given up gardening many years ago if I didn't have my Mantis. One of my gardens is inside a small (about 10'-by-20') fenced area that my big tiller is simply too big to handle. The Mantis gets right into the corners and tight to the fence with no problem. The Mantis may look like a toy, but - trust me - it's not.
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