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Mantis Tiller Product Review

The original Mantis tiller and soil cultivator is the incredible lightweight tiller that has made gardening easier for more than a million people.

Pros: Gardening is one of the most pursued of all hobbies today. Planting seeds, watering, weeding and watching plants grow and thrive brings a great deal of pleasure to many people of all ages but, let's face it, gardening can be hard back-breaking work…especially the part of getting new ground ready to plant. That is where the Mantis 2-Cycle Rototiller Cultivator can help.

The exceedingly well-built Mantis tiller cultivator will last for many, many gardening seasons. The Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator is very light weight (only 20 pounds) but it works like a much larger machine.

Cons: You would normally have to assemble the Mantis rototiller cultivator - but the good news is there is an option to order the Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator fully assembled. With this option, it couldn’t get any easier. You order the Mantis 2-Cycle Rototiller Cultivator, it arrives, you take it out of the box and get right to the joy of gardening.

Guarantee: The guarantee on the Mantis Website reads in part: “Try any product that you buy from Mantis with no risk. If you are not completely satisfied, send it back to us within one year for a complete, no-hassle refund. All Mantis products are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two full years from date of purchase. During this time, we will repair or replace any defective part at no cost to you.

Value for money: The Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller Cultivator is an excellent value.

Where to buy: Mantis Tiller Cultivator with free shipping

What users have to say

By J. Rusky (Bolingbrook, IL)

I purchased this over other brands due to the reviews. I now feel comfortable paying a higher price for the Mantis. Easy start, easy to use (best going backward as noted in previous reviews). I was leary using it on sod but it did a great job attacking it and doesn't get tangled very easily (will get some of course). I used it all summer edging, tilling and removing sod. So far, so good.

Great Tool - tangles an rocks not a problem

J. T. Murphy (NJ, USA)

I got this tiller and immediately put it to use in the yard tilling a new garden in some pretty thick crab grass. I was a little worried after reading some of the other reviews about weeds and roots tangling the blades. I did get the weed reducers and even the special tool to clear the weeds.

After a few minutes of use, I was disappointed by a nasty tangle that stopped the machine. The tool cleaned it out fast but then I learned a trick that solved the problem. When using the tool, as soon as you notice it start to bind and slow a little, ease-up on the tool and let it run free for a few seconds.

It clears the weeds almost immediately and your back to tilling. Used in this way, the tool works very well and easily digs through tough weeds and grass and even fist-sized rocks. Don't be discouraged by the negative reviews on the internet. Get the weed reducers and use this technique to clear the tool.


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