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Hedge Trimmer Attachment for the Echo/Mantis Tiller

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,198

    Has anyone ever converted an Echo/Mantis tiller into a hedge trimmer with one of their attachments? I am looking to get a hedge trimmer and would like to keep costs to a minumum since it is not something I use very often. I already own the Echo version of the Mantis tiller so I thought this might be the cheapest route to go. Is it time consuming to convert?
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    One of my customers used to have the Mantis with the hedge trimmer attachment. It converts over in no time. Under 5 minutes. Overall I liked the unit.
  3. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    This does not really help your question but made one for me. does echo own mantis buy them out or what?
  4. Rodney Johns

    Rodney Johns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I like the Mantis better than the Echo as far as the gearboxes etc. The engines are indentical, but the Mantis just has a better gear box and warranty. As far as the last post......No mantis just features their engines on their products. Hell John Deere stuff had echo engines on it until a few years back. I think they are the best enigine out there and I love it that all these companies use that motor. It is also the same engine that is on the BCS mini tiller.
  5. Old Guy

    Old Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I have the Mantis unit. Use it for a backup. I think it's much too heavy to use on a regular basis. Works fine, though, and easy to convert.

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