Mantis 7262-00-02 4-Cycle Honda Gas-Powered Tiller/Cultivator
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- The 4-cycle engine powered by Honda is powerful, reliable and does not requiring mixing of gas and oil
- Weighs only 24 pounds which makes the Mantis Tiller easy to maneuver, carry and transport
- The compact 9 inch wide design allows you to use the tiller to get in narrow rows 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.
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|Item Dimensions||40 x 13.5 x 54 inches|
|Item Weight||27 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||24.8 pounds|
engine, this tool is ideal
for breaking new ground.
Easy to maneuver and store, this tiller/cultivator makes garden maintenance a breeze.
Don't be fooled by the small, compact design of the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator. Though it weighs a mere 24 pounds and has a width of only nine inches, the Mantis is powerful, thanks to its four-cycle, commercial-grade, 25-cc Honda 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 lawn aerator 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
Four-cycle 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
In cold weather, the 4-cycle engine fires-up after a few pulls. When warm, a single pull is all that is required. It weighs about 20lbs and is easy to maneuver. The changing of times to the edger attachment takes less than a minute.
The tines are super strong! We have very rocky soil and to my surprise, the tines have lasted this long! Tilling has never been so easy. Mantis has created a product that almost every gardener can use. We are more than satisfied with it!
(1) have the flexibility to till further than an electric cord would reach,
(2) not need to worry about running over the cord,
(3) likely get greater power from gasoline-powered engine (based on personal experience with lawnmowers, string trimmers), and
(4) avoid problem with overheating that many of the reviews for electric trimmers describe.
Although the area I needed to prepare was essentially "new ground", I didn't want to pay for one of the larger $600+ tillers, which will be overkill in future years. And the cost of renting would be a good down-payment on this model.
I have a 2-cycle string trimmer and considered the 2-cycle Mantis tiller, but chose this model because there were a significant number of negative reviews for the 2-cycle model. Plus, Honda engines are amazing on lawn equipment.
I'm very happy with this tiller for many reasons...
(1) Straightforward Assembly (about 1.5 hours for me)
(2) Sturdy construction
(3) The Honda motor is easy to start, and runs quietly - much quieter than my 2-cycle string trimmer or my 4-cycle lawnmower. No need for hearing protection.
(4) The hand-throttle lets you operate the tiller at variable speeds, based on how far you pull the throttle. I ran it slow where there were lots of rocks, and fast in loose soil.
(5) When you release the throttle, the engine idles without engaging the blades.Read more ›
As far as its function, it turns over a 12x4 raised bed for the garden in a few minutes easily, much nicer than doing it by hand like I used too! I can get all my beds ready for spring planting in less than an hour. It is not powerful enough to till established sod or thick vegetation, so if you are looking to start a new bed, consider renting a BIG monster tiller for the task, or using the lasagna gardening technique.
Update: After one year's hard use the tines became severely bent out of shape. This had not happened to me before,though the factory tells me they have made no change in their construction. This is not a giant problem as they are covered by a lifetime warranty, just pack them up and Mantis will replace them, no questions asked. Good idea to keep the small box they arrived in though. Another hint: when squeezing the bulb to get air out of the gas line (on this or any other small gas engine with a squeeze bulb) don't be afraid to squeeze it many times until there is no air bubble in it. Sometimes it also helps to hold the bulb in for a few seconds on each squeeze.
Final hint--use premium gas in all small gasoline engines--even cost cutting landscape companies have abandoned the use of regular gas.
This still is my five star go to mini tiller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great home tiller! It always starts, and it is fairly light weight. Does a great job in small to medium spaces.Published 7 months ago by Tim Mahoney
I love this little machine! It's not too noisy and gets the job done in no time! Would totally recommend this over a Stihl any day!!! And I have used both!Published 8 months ago by shelly
Owned for almost a year. Used on 900 Sf garden. Hard to start but always does. I am 190 and 73 years old but strong . Hard to pull and you till to the rear with it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by William D. Manassau
Absolutely a digger. All the power you could want in a smaller unit. One piece of advice for men doing the assembly. READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Rodgers
I received the item yesterday and assembled it. I'm 64 yrs old and have assembled a million items over the years. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. P. Turner
I purchased directly from Mantis. If you buy one of these go out and get yourself two 7/16" wrenches. Be prepared to curse out loud if you don't. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R.S.L.
I am extremely disappointed with the Mantis customer service and the product. It is awful to send a customer a defective product and then require the customer to pay to mail said... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Josette Kirker
The tiller's light weight, but balanced power, was exactly what I needed for the smal garden plot and flower beds. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Philip C. Gutzman