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Mantis 7225-00-02 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Tiller-Cultivator Review

The Mantis 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Tiller/Cultivator has a powerful two cycle, commercial grade gas engine that spins the patented serpentine tines at up to 240 RPMs so you’ll be able to break up the hardest, most compact soil. It’s very powerful, but at just 20 pounds, it is also a lightweight tool that is easy to maneuver.

When you’re done for the day, the handles fold down for easy storage. To make the Mantis Gas-Powered Tiller even more versatile, there are optional attachments for different types of jobs.

 

Product Features and Specifications

Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 13.8 x 9.8 inches

  • Shipping Weight: 21.5 pounds
  • The commercial grade 2-cycle engine is powerful, reliable and utilizes push-button priming for easier starting.
  • The compact design allows the tiller to get in tight spaces and be stored where larger tillers cannot go.
  • The patented reversible tines can be used to till down 10 inches or shallow cultivate the top 2 to 3 inches of soil.
  • 5 Year consumer warranty on entire tiller including engine, plus a lifetime warranty on tines against breakage.
  • CARB compliant

 

The Reviews

When researching the Mantis 2-Cycle Gas-Powered Tiller/Cultivator, we found over 300 reviews online and the reviews are mostly positive. This tiller received an average customer rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Many customers who reviewed this tiller are loyal Mantis customers. In fact, many customers have been using this same model for many years. One customer said that this is the fourth Mantis Tiller he has had in 20 years. Not because they break down, but because he had to leave certain things behind when moving to another state. Another customer said that the Mantis Gas-Powered Tiller is his second Mantis and the first one lasted for 15 years.

A lot of customers are commenting that the Mantis Gas-Powered Tiller is very powerful and also easy to use. People are saying that it tears through the soil and mixes it well. However, not all of the reviews are positive ones.

Some customers are saying that this tiller is difficult to start. One customer said that the first season, it started up easily and ran well. The second season was a different story. Even though it had been winterized according to the manufacturers instructions and stored in a garage, it would start up, run for a minute and then die, and this is something that happened over and over again. This same type of problem was echoed by dozens of other customers as well.

With an average customer rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, the majority of reviews are positive. However, there are enough negative reviews to cause some concern, and when you’re spending over $350 for a product, you expect that product to work consistently. Because of that, we would hesitate to give this tiller our recommendation and we would suggest that you have a look at some of the other options we’ve reviewed on the site.

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