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Mantis 7225-00-02 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Tiller/Cultivator (CARB Compliant)
|Price:||$340.76 + $15.24 shipping|
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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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|Item Dimensions||9.75 x 13.75 x 26.75 inches|
|Item Weight||23 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||21.5 pounds|
perfect for tilling in narrow rows.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have an older Mantis that is about impossible to start and runs poorly. On amazon I bought a new carburator, gas lines, spark plug, and air filter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by OTPG
A purchase I should have done when I started my garden long ago. This makes tilling my garden EASY, which is a decent size for me of 10' x30'. Read morePublished 4 months ago by FOOTBALL JUNKIE
I had this till for fours years and it ran great. Spring was upon us and I getting ready to use it. It had new oil/gas mixture as always and I put a new spark plug. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DREW-32
This tiller is a piece of garbage. I have a 7230-12-03 Mantis tiller and it worked well for two months. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charlie
I am on my 3rd one...over last 35 years. Wish I had $10 for every one my friends have bought after trying mine!! Best money I have ever spent!! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The worst purchase I've ever made in my life. Won't start 99% of the time. Owned it approx. 5 yrs. Used it approx. 3 hrs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer