NEW! FastStart option available

For an additional $30 you can upgrade to the FastStart Mantis Tiller. The FastStart reduces starting effort by a full 75%. Choose the FastStart option when you order your tiller.


FastStart now available on 2-Cycle Tiller

FastStartFor an additional $30 you can upgrade to the FastStart 2-Cycle Tiller. Starts the engine with 75% less effort. Here's how it works: FastStart features a spring-loaded, ratchet-recoil to adjust the piston and compress air while delivering fuel directly to the ignition point. One smooth, easy complete pull is usually all you'll need for faster, easier starts with much less effort. Choose the FastStart option when you order your tiller.


There is no fee for this service!

Visa, Mastercard, Discover

We'll automatically spread your TOTAL payment over four months. So you can enjoy a new Mantis product and any attachments or accessories, with four convenient monthly payments and NO added interest charges.

Simply select your items, and then fill out the contact, billing and shipping information. When you get to the Method of Payment section, select the option which says, "Charge my credit card in four equal monthly payments."

You can find the 3-digit code on the back of your Visa card, next to your signature. You may see other numerals there, but only the last three digits make up the security code, which is also sometimes referred to as the "CVV2 code."

If you are ordering from a Mantis mailing, Mantis catalog, or Mantis online offer, please enter the key code that appears on the order form, or in the online offer. This will ensure the special offer is applied to your order during checkout.

SV NumberWhen ordering parts, you may need to locate the SV number of your engine. The SV number is located between the gas tank & the carburetor, behind the gas line, on a black and silver tab on the silver engine housing.

It will consist of the letters "SV," a number and another letter.
Examples: SV4A, SV4B1E.

Fiskar's Phone & Garden Pocket

We'll attach the handles, the tines and the Kickstand for you. Just take it out of the box, and you're ready to go!

24V Spare Battery

Save money when you buy a spare chain with your chainsaw.

Composting Activator and Guide

Free Compost Activator and Guide to
Composting with your ComposT-Twin purchase.

Composting Activator, Guide and Mantis Hat

Free Compost Activator, Guide to Composting and Mantis Hat
with your ComposT-Twin purchase.


FREE Kickstand Accessory with your purchase.
A $24.95 value

kickstand & broder edger

Plus Border Edger and Free Kickstand with your purchase.

kickstand, broder edger & gas can
kickstand & broder edger

Plus Border Edger and Kickstand with your purchase.

log carrier

FREE Log Carrier with SwiftSplit purchase.

kickstand & broder edger

Add a Kickstand and Border Edger to your purchase.
Value $79.90. NOW ONLY $30. You Save $49.90

kickstand & broder edger

Add a Kickstand and Border Edger to your purchase. NOW ONLY $30.

kickstand & broder edger

PLUS Border Edger Attachment

kickstand & broder edger

Free Border Edger and Hand Cultivator

kickstand and assembly

Order your tiller pre-assembled with a Kickstand.
A $69.90 value. We'll attach the handles, the tines
and the Kickstand for you. Just take it out of the
box, and you're ready to go!

kickstand and assembly
Free Activator and Thermometer
Free Trellis

Adjustable from 12" to 72" H x 15"W x 1"D.

Free Kitchentop Container
Free Kickstand and Wheelset
Free Kickstand and Wheelset
FREE compost thermometer
Free Kitchentop Container
Free Composting Kit

Composting Kit includes
Moisture Meter and

Free Compost Plus Activator

Free How To Make Super Compost booklet
Free Bird House, Cookbook & Phone and Garden Pocket
Tiller Storage Rack
Free Mantis Knit Hat

Better Value: Mantis 2-Cycle Plus!

Suggested Accessory

Mantis 2-Cycle Plus Tiller/Cultivator
FastStart technology makes starting the tiller 75% faster and easier.
Limited time bonus: Free Kickstand.



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Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller/Cultivator
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Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller/Cultivator

Price: $339.00   Now $299

4-Payment Option available



90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 5 Year Consumer Warranty, Lifetime Tine Warranty

WarrantiesNothing Stops a Mantis4 Payment OptionXP TillerFree DVD

Customer Testimonial

No question... Using my second 2-cycle tiller, and it is still---in my estimation---one of the best tools of any type that I have ever owned, and I have many tools. Reliable, tough, easy to use, and remarkably capable, even in this north central Texas high-clay soil. I love it!
Peter Y. - Texas

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Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller/Cultivator


Stop Struggling and Save Your Back! The Mantis Tiller/Cultivator is the incredible lightweight tiller that has made gardening easier for more than two million people. The newest Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller with its sleek design is better than ever. Featuring premium Sure-Grip handles for maximum control and comfort, a flush-mounted throttle, palm-controlled safety switch and infinite speed control make for superior ease-of-operation.

Soft Comfort Grips

At only 20 pounds, these user-friendly features in combination with its classic ruggedness and dependability make the Mantis Tiller is the ultimate solution for the back-breaking drudgery of digging by hand or renting a large, hard-to-handle rototiller.

You'll get all your garden chores done faster and easier than you ever dreamed possible. From busting tough sod, to weeding around delicate plants…even digging a planting hole…the Mantis Tiller does it all!

The Mantis Tiller remains the original and still the lightest-weight, easiest-to-handle small tiller…ever made! Designed for small gardeners just like ourselves, the Mantis Tiller is a lightweight, single solution powerhouse for all your garden chores. Plus…it's incredibly easy-to-lift, easy-to-carry, and easy-to-move around the yard…for virtually anyone!

Plus, every Mantis Tiller is powered by a commercial grade engine atop a durable power train featuring a precision steel cut gear system within a heavy-duty cast housing. This provides the exceptional power to turn the specially designed spring-steel serpentine tines at up to 240 RPM for maximum sod-busting performance - These tines are guaranteed forever against breakage!

When reversed, the tines are nimble enough for delicate weeding, making this lightweight wonder a premium cultivator, perfect for weeding around delicate plants. Plus, the Mantis Tiller can…Speed Weed…most gardens in under 20 minutes! Saving you time…and, saving your back!

You'll use the Mantis Tiller to create new flower beds and vegetable gardens, maintain existing gardens, quickly dig planting holes for trees and shrubs, and more.

Original Small Tiller

Our tines are guaranteed for LIFE against breakage.
Plus, Mantis tillers are backed by a 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee
plus a 5-Year Warranty

Reliable Easy-To-Start Engine. It's a true commercial-grade two-cycle engine with pushbutton priming for quick, easy starts, time after time.

NEW Soft, Sure-Grip Handles. Over-molded for supreme comfort even when using the tiller in rocky soil. Ergonomically flared for wrist-comfort and fatigue-free operation. Flush-mounted throttle, palm-controlled safety switch and infinite speed control for ease-of-operation.

Throttle-Activated Centrifugal Clutch. The tines engages only when you squeeze the throttle. So, the Mantis Tiller gives you greater control; you won't have to worry about a "runaway" tiller.

Virtually Indestructible Power Train. Precision steel-cut gear system in heavy-duty cast housing for durability.

Compact Design. The Mantis Tiller/Cultivator easily gets into tight places where no big tiller can go.

Lightweight. At just 20 lbs., the Mantis Tiller weighs less than other lightweight tiller/cultivators. But its pure muscle, designed for hard work and long life.

10" Tilling Depth. With The Mantis Tiller/Cultivator you can till up to 10" deep. You'll have better soil. And better soil is the foundation of better gardening.

High-Speed Operation. Revolving at 240 rpm the Mantis Tiller patented tines make fast work of many gardening chores. For example, you can cultivate or weed a 30' x 40' garden in just 20 minutes.

Patented Reversible "Serpentine" Tines. Their exclusive design helps the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator dig deep even into the hardest soil, instead of bouncing around like other mini-tillers.

Lifetime Guarantee Against Broken Tines. We're so confident in our patented tines if one of them ever breaks, we'll replace it for free. No matter how long you've owned your tiller.

Backed By the Mantis Promise. Try any product that you buy directly from Mantis with NO RISK! If you're not completely satisfied, send it back to us for a complete no-hassle refund.

Tilling width

20 pounds

Uses gas/oil mixture in tank

Variable speed throttle
Tines spin at up to 240 rpm
Sure-Grip comfort grips

Noise Level
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90-Day Money-Back guarantee: Try it for 90 days, risk-free.

Five Year Warranty. Five year handle-to-tine coverage.
Tines are guaranteed for LIFE against breakage
Engine is warranted separately by the engine manufacturer

The Mantis Promise

Try any product that you buy directly from Mantis with NO RISK! If you're not completely satisfied, send it back to us for a complete, no-hassle refund. Risk free trial periods vary by product. Please check the product pages for more detailed information.

See how many Projects a Mantis Tiller can do!
See how many Projects a Mantis Tiller can do!
See how many Projects a Mantis Tiller can do!
Optional Attachments for Garden and Lawn Care

The Mantis Tiller has been America's favorite tiller for decades, and is standard equipment in home gardens across the country.

Lawn Dethacher Attachment

Time-Saving Tiller Attachments

Make Your Mantis Tiller/Cultivator an All-Around Yard and Garden Work Horse! See the Lawn Dethatcher, Planter/Furrower, Plow, and other attachments.

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Turn a wet spot in your yard into a Rain Garden

Turn a wet spot into a Rain Garden

Rain gardens capture and filter, rain water that would otherwise run off, or through, their property.

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