We put in a garden close to 20 years ago. At first we borrowed a Mantis from a relative. (It looked so small; I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something I wasn't sure could handle the job.) It didn't take long to convince us to purchase our own. Once you use a Mantis tiller you won't want to use anything else. It's easy to start, easy to maintain and the biggest feature for me (being a woman) is how light it is and how easy it is to use. When my kids were living at home they were able to use it as well. My oldest daughter is gardening in her own home now, and comes over every spring and fall to borrow it. (Mom and dad used to borrow it and have since bought their own!) I love how it turns the soil into a fine powder. It's wonderful for planting seeds and makes transplanting flowers and vegetables a breeze. I also use it to dig holes for trees and shrubs (It's much quicker than digging by hand). It's so light that I can thrown it in the back of my van to till the gardens at church. I love my Mantis! After 15 years it's still going strong. I really couldn't garden without it!
I gave it 2 stars because it is indeed light.But otherwise you'd be better off getting a cheaper,more powerfull tiller.It doesn't work on wet or damp soil and if the ground wasn't already tilled prior to using you'll have a very jumpy Mantis.Grass and weeds,regardless of how low cut they are just jam up the tines.I spent more time cleaning off the tines than actually tilling.
Work gr8 start gr8 use in small areas gr8 gas mileage
A great product we r very happy with our tiller this our second one and our first one is still in working order.
Used it for many purposes and love this rig,great product
I’ve had my Mantis Tiller for a couple of months now and have time and the garden looks great.
I hesitated for years wondering if it was worth the money and finally treated myself to a Mantis. Our big tiller does our first round in the spring and helps us roll in compost in the fall, but the Mantis is exactly what we were looking for to help keep weeds down and re-till thru the season as I plant rotating crops. It’s perfect.