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Adam's Lawn and Garden
05-21-2006, 10:19 PM

I have heard alot about the mantis tiller. All good from what i saw. I just wanted to see what people think about it--good or bad---. Also, i am only 16 and wanted to use this for new bed installation at pretty big houses. Has anyone done this yet with one of these? Suggestions...


05-27-2006, 06:55 PM
Oh yeah! I LOVE the Mantis and so do a lot of people on here. I rented one last week and when I took it back, I ordered one and the single side hedge trimmer attachment. I was told yesterday that they now come with a kickstand standard and the border/edger attachment is still on promotion too.
I ordered the 2 cycle engine (Echo) model.

05-28-2006, 10:01 AM
has 2 of them the 2 stroke fuel mix and the honda 4 stroke model both of them are great and gets used quite often

05-31-2006, 11:37 PM
Yeah, I have one of them. It workd pretty good if the ground is not too hard, but I use my front tine tiller to break up the ground if I am installing new beds. The Mantis will just scratch the surface with packed down soil.

6'7 330
05-31-2006, 11:57 PM
Love the mantis.Excellent for small beds, barespot repairs, hard spots the big tillers canít gat etc. The powerful little devil takes a licking and keeps on ticking to lol.

06-01-2006, 02:15 AM
Get one, they are awesome:clapping:

Adam's Lawn and Garden
06-01-2006, 10:14 PM
Yea that's what i am thinking, there is a job i can use it on, so i think i will get it and put it on the 4 payment thing to work with my budget.


06-04-2006, 05:41 PM
Great little tillers...I have yet to buy one myself though. I rent one every once in awile. The problem is, when the dirt is dry and compacted it won't do much at all. Put if its good soil with a little moisture content, it can't and won't be beat!

06-04-2006, 05:43 PM
Agreed it will just bounce off hard compacted soil and is not for large areas. Though it does come in handy for small areas with good soil.

06-04-2006, 06:06 PM
amazing little things! i love mine

06-04-2006, 06:17 PM
ive only heard great things about them

06-04-2006, 06:43 PM
I actually just used mine today to redo a bed at my house, worked great. They are definitely worth the money.