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
Mantis Classic 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 Mantis Tiller is a 20 pound garden and yard wonder that’s making the hard and painful work of old-fashioned hand tools…OBSOLETE! This lightweight, easy-to-use garden powerhouse will help you to 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 does it all!
At just 20 lbs, the Mantis Tiller is 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!
The real secret to the Mantis’ extraordinary performance is the patented, reversible serpentine tines. Designed specifically for the Mantis, they are fully patented, virtually unbreakable and guaranteed for the life of your tiller. Tough enough to bust the toughest sod …and when reversed, nimble enough for delicate weeding.
The Mantis is a remarkably nimble 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.
Our tines are guaranteed for LIFE against breakage. Plus, Mantis tillers are backed by a 1-Year 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.
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.
Comfortable Grips. Handle grips are comfortable, even when using the tiller in rocky soil!
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.
Uses gas/oil mixture in tank
Variable speed throttle
Tines spin at up to 240 rpm
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One-Year Money-Back guarantee: Try it for a year, risk-free.
Five Year Warranty. Five year handle-to-tine coverage.
Tines are guaranteed for LIFE against breakage
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.
The Mantis Tiller has been America's favorite tiller for decades, and is standard equipment in home gardens across the country.
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.
Turn a wet spot into a Rain Garden
Rain gardens capture and filter, rain water that would otherwise run off, or through, their property.