240 rpm tine speed twice as fast as competing tillers. Weighs 24 pounds. Finger-controlled throttle for easy handling. 9-inch width, which is wide enough for clearing beds, but agile enough for tight spaces. Tines cultivate soil in depths between 2 and 10 inches. Kickstand keeps tiller steady when not in use.
Instructions unclear or primarily in French. Works better on pre-tilled ground for some.
FastStart technology offers 75% better starting experience. Commercial 21cc gas engine. Lightweight, 21 pound tiller folds down for easy storage and transport. 9-inch width gets into tight areas. Tine speed up to 240 rpm. Tine depth can dig between 2 and 10 inches, depending on settings.
Some users have difficulty starting, despite the FastStart motor. Other users have difficulty breaking into denser soil beds.
540-watt motor has 3 speed settings. 9-inch wide tiller works well in tight spaces. Tills at depths between 2 and 10 inches. Folds for storage and transport.
Reset fuse trips after repeated use. Some experience durability issues.
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Doing the seemingly impossible, Mantis makes lightweight tillers for heavy-duty use. Most Mantis tillers can be easily lifted with one hand, but they do the work of a team of horses. If you’re looking to get a Mantis tiller, remember to choose one that is made for your particular job. If you have a large space to cultivate, you'll want the 16-inch model. Otherwise, one of the company's many nine-inch tillers would probably suffice. The most desirable features offered by Mantis include a soft-grip ergonomic handle and FastStart technology that can make certain models up to 75% easier to start. The best Mantis tillers are multifunctional and can dig a hole or perform weeding and edging tasks as easily as they can break new ground.
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