Stihl Cultivator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CustomKare, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    Just bought a Stihl Cultivator today. Originally wanted the Mantis but the store no longer had them. Glad I found the Stihl anyway. It's a great little work horse. I got it to do bed edging. Anyone had experience using these as bed edgers? I did mine at home tonight and it was SOOO Easy.
  2. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    We don't use it for bed edging , but its great for tilling tight areas where the larger equipment won't fit - amazingly powerful machine - we rarely use a full size tiller anymore .
  3. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    would that be the yard boss or trimmer for switching out attachments? got the fs110 that switches out.
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    I have an FS85 with tiller attachment. After a few minutes of running it the tiller shaft always slides out of the coupler no matter how hard I tighten it. (I even broke the big plastic knob tightening it down) Does anybody else have this problem?
  5. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,181

    This thread has been inactive for about 2 1/2 years, but I went looking for it because I was interested in a Mantis tiller but saw the Stihl cultivator next to the Mantis in a local store. The Stihl is only about $30 more but it looks like it's a lot more rugged as well as better designed and manufactured. It's also a 27cc rather than a 22cc engine, and Stihl's excellent reputation seems like a strong plus as well. Anyone have any experience with both? I'd appreciate any comments you could provide.
  6. Brad Ent

    Brad Ent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    We inherited a Mantis from a family member and my initial thought was this thing is a toy.
    However, we found it to be a pretty handy tool for roughing up beds, edging, etc.
    Plenty of power and great multi use tool.
    We haven't used the Stihl tiller.

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