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What's the best Minitiller out there?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Pittsburgh Panther, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Pittsburgh Panther

    Pittsburgh Panther LawnSite Member
    from N.W. Pa
    Posts: 94

    I will be using it for flower beds and keeping the weeds out of my garden.

    Honda, Mantis, Craftsman, Hoffco(Pro Hoe? LOL)

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

  2. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    I have allways had very good luck with mantis.
  3. LawnScenes

    LawnScenes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I'll second the mantis.
  4. CottonPatch

    CottonPatch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Try the Redmax CV225. It has the Redmax engine with the mantis tines and carries a 5 year engine warranty.
  5. Re-Ignition

    Re-Ignition LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    Honda FG110 - Quiet, powerfull, and reliable. 4 Stroke Engine.:weightlifter:
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    I bought the Craftsman and took it out of the box..looked at it and put it right back in and returned it..made in China piece of CRAP.
    Mantis is the way to go.
  7. webami

    webami LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I've had great luck with the ECHO tiller. It did suck when they put on their new 'easy pull' start on it. The only thing I have to do is keep an eye on the air filter, and I have no problems.
  8. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

  9. percadae

    percadae LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    the echo is made by mantis but costs more. the stihl mm55 is nice and holds up longer, plus has different tines and a optional wieght kit.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    I believe Echo cost less? And it is just fine to fool around with -these things aren't worth much. If you want to do any real tilling you have to shovel the ground loose before using these things. I won't pay big buck, the unit will be on your wall more than you use it.

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