Ergonomically designed Sure-Grip handles are easy on your hands and wrists. Powerful 2-cycle commercial engine and strong tines chew through sod, soil, and roots with ease, and the 9-inch tilling width is perfect for smaller gardens or use near walls or trees. Flip the tines for precision weeding between rows or plants. Dig holes up to 10 inches deep. The handles fold for easy transport, so you can bring the Mantis to your community garden plot.
Pull-cord start, not electric push button, but most owners felt it was easy to start.
Variable speed, throttle, and clutch control make the Earthquake a breeze to use. You can adjust the tilling width from 6 to 10 inches for use in even tight spots. Overhand controls make it easy to watch where you're going, so no more digging up your plants instead of the weeds. Dig a hole to 8 inches, or mix amendments into your soil without breaking a sweat.
At 33 pounds, the Earthquake is a bit heavy for easy portability. Several owners complained it is difficult to start without many hard cranks to the pull start cord.
Adjustable tilling width for 12, 24, or 26 inches. Drag bar helps control the depth of tilling, and counterweight means you won't struggle to control the tiller while in use. Throttle and gas controls are conveniently placed for easy use, and the handle bars adjust to your height. Full gas engine, no need to mix gas and oil as in 2-cycle machines.
At 100 pounds, this is a heavy tiller, and it's a somewhat expensive purchase. Pull-cord start.
The MC25 has a "parking stance" for easy storage, and it's lightweight (27 pounds) and highly maneuverable, making it a delight in the garden. Overhead handlebars reduce bounce and stress to your hands while making it easy to see where you're tilling. Adjustable tilling width from 6 to 10 inches, with a maximum 8-inch digging depth.
None to speak of, as long as you remember this tiller is for fairly light work, not heavy digging or cultivating. Pull-cord start.
Finger-controlled throttle makes it simple to adjust the speed. Sure-Grip handles are comfortable to hold, and they fold down for easy portability. You'll dig through tough soil, remove weeds, cut roots, mix soil amendments, and aerate the earth easily with the ultra-tough tines and strong engine power. Compact 9-inch tilling width means you can easily work near a wall or fence, or slip in between plants or rows. Digs holes to 10 inches deep. Lightweight: 24 pounds.
Pull-cord start. Tilling width is not adjustable. You pay more for a 4-cycle engine.
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Pamper your green thumbs with this lightweight yet powerful tiller that maneuvers like a dream, and lets you leave the shovel in the garden shed. At a mere 20 pounds, this is probably the lightest gas tiller you'll find, yet it performs like a heavyweight when it comes to digging, weeding, and tilling the soil. Our Best of the Best for it's ease of use and outstanding performance.
2-Cycle Mini Tiller/Cultivator
Sure, you could blister your hands hoeing, shoveling, and sweating to cultivate your vegetable garden. But why not leave the hard work to Earthquake? The extra-powerful engine, easy maneuverability, and adjustable tilling width make this cultivator the best bang for your buck.
4-Cycle Adjustable-Width Tiller
If you're serious about raising your own produce, and work a sizable garden, not just a small plot, this is the tiller for you. The powerful 208cc Briggs & Stratton engine and super-strong tines blaze through tough soil, roots, grass, and weeds with no problem.
2-Cycle Mini Tiller/Cultivator
If you are looking to save a few dollars, and you only need a tiller to mix amendments into the soil, do light weeding, and aerate your planting beds, the MC25 is a solid buy. It's not for heavy yardwork, such as breaking up hard ground or cutting through roots, but it's a lot easier than swinging a shovel when it's time to plant your garden.
An all-around excellent tiller for the gardener who believes time spent in the garden should be enjoyable, not back-breaking. The powerful Honda 4-cycle 25cc gas engine has plenty of horsepower to get your tough cultivating jobs done without turning you into a plow horse, and there's no need to mix gas and oil as in 2-cycle engines.
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