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
For 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!
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.
When 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.
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!
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For over thirty years, Mantis has taken pride in bringing high quality, innovative and dependable products to the home and garden marketplace. We strive to give you the tools to make the jobs you do easier.
When you use a Mantis product you can do just about anything you want to do, and do it right. By using a Mantis you'll make gardening and landscaping tasks easier, and the end result is healthier plants, a bountiful garden, and a yard you'll be proud of. You'll find that by using Mantis equipment it is empowering and inspires confidence! You'll join millions of satisfied owners who have told us "Whatever I want to get done, I can get done with my Mantis!"
Here's just a sampling of the many yard and garden jobs
the Mantis Tiller will do for you:
Break ground for new garden plots
Cultivate and weed around plants and between rows in existing gardens
Dig holes to plant new trees or shrubs
Dethatch and aerate lawns
Edge lawns and gardens
Till soil in raised beds and other small-space gardens
Turn and mix debris in compost piles
Plow furrows for planting potatoes, onions, etc.
Why rent a big rototiller, it's inconvenient. Own a Mantis Tiller and you'll always have it handy when you need it. Why break your back with a shovel, when you can break ground with the Mantis Tiller.
Here is just a sampling of owners who have shared their words and photos with us. You'll find more on our testimonials page.
I recently moved into a house which is on a septic tank system. The ground is mostly clay and the lot has poor drainage. The septic system was revamped about 10 years ago and the leach field was built into a 200 ft X 25 ft earthen berm. The berm was planted with native grasses etc and left to grow as a natural habitat for the local critters. When I moved in, the berm was pretty much taken over by bull thistle, Canadian thistle and Johnson grass. I wanted to start over and plant some creeping red fescue and wildflowers. I scalped the mound with a mower and weed eater then killed what remained with roundup. I considered renting a tiller to loosen up the seed bed before planting.
I quickly realized that this would be a mutiple day project so I decied to just buy a small tiller. I did not want a large tiller that would occupy too much floor space when not in use and a large tiller would not be able to work the flower beds and raised vegetable beds. I had seen the Mantis in commercials and for sale at the local mower shops. I was impressed with the design and it seemed to be the ideal choice for my purposes. I bought the 2-cycle original model direct from Mantis. I'm an experienced mechanic and confident that I would have no problems using and maintaining the 2-cycle engine. I am aware that 2 stroke engines can be temperamental if not well maintained. They can also be frustrating to get started if you are not familiar with their operation.
Well, the little Mantis has performed beyond my best expectations. The 5,000 sq ft berm was challenging as it was compacted clay rife with roots and such. The Mantis chewed right through all but the very thick bull thistle roots ball. Those I sawed off below grade or dug up with a shovel. Bottom line is I am very happy with the Mantis It's definitely a workhorse and one of the best tool purchases I've ever made. Pretty much unstoppable IMO. John Z. - Ohio
I used the Mantis to dig a 8' x 9' x 24" deep goldfish pond near the deck on our house. What would have taken all day was completed in less than two hours." Al M. - Ohio
C. Nowak - North Carolina
I'll try not to bore you with the details, but the water line to my shop failed years ago, and recently I wanted to use it again and repair the leak in my yard. Much to my dismay when I turned it on, it had sprung a leak right at the house. I baptized the Mantis on Saturday. After digging the first hole at the house, I remembered I had sleeved the water pipe to ten feet from the house. A second hole had to be dug. In the past I would have been beat after the first hole in this hard, rocky, Maryland clay. Not this time - the Mantis made peat moss of the clay. … The bottom line is, I removed the damaged pipe, replaced it, turned the water on and back filled the first hole, and I didn't get started till lunchtime. I was tired by the end of day but I couldn't believe how much I got done. The Mantis made child's play of the hardest part of the job. The picture shows the Mantis, thirty inches down, you can see the sleeve at the bottom of the hole. What a machine!!
I've been fed lines by manufacturers in the past about how their tool or machine would do, but the Mantis is everything you say it is and more. … The only thing little about the Mantis is its size and weight. I regret not having one years ago. It is incredible how hard it works without working the operator. The Mantis is unbelievable - if I'd had one years ago I wouldn't be burned out at 62. My compliments on a super designed rugged machine." Chris B. - Maryland
Mantis vs. Rock – Mantis 1, Rock 0
I dug up the rock in the pictures with my Mantis tiller (all pictures are of the same rock). I didn't realize how big it was as the Mantis just kept bouncing off it until one of the tines got hooked under the rock and pulled it loose.
As I tell anyone who will listen, my Mantis is the best piece of outdoor power equipment I own. I have recommended Mantis tillers to a number of people, knowing they will not be disappointed in the machine or the customer service. Larry L. - Pennsylvania
Enclosed are pictures showing how my daughter, Lynn, and I put in a garden pond in 6 hours one day this spring. I sure like my Mantis rototiller, and have told many people about it. Most of them have heard about the Mantis, and quite a few already own one. A friend of mine had told me a couple years ago that she had one, but I didn't follow up on the information to check one out. Last fall I did, and really was pleased with the result. Now it would take a lot to separate me from my Mantis!" Ellen J. - Nebraska