When the carry handle splits in the middle there's a cheap and easy fix. A piece of plumbers strap and two 10-24 screws.
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Posted July 02, 2016 - 09:18 PM
Thanks. I've got one. When it breaks I'll know what to do! Rick
Posted July 03, 2016 - 07:46 AM
I don't know what a "Mantis" is, but it looks like a small tiller???
Posted July 03, 2016 - 11:44 AM
Posted July 03, 2016 - 11:58 AM
As long as the ground is already loose like a garden or flower beds it works OK. If you try to use it on sod or hard ground it's worse than a front tine tiller as far as beating you to death. It just bounces up and down.
Posted July 05, 2016 - 06:01 AM
I was given a Mantis tiller, coworker's neighbor used it one season, but couldn't get it to start. I put in some fresh gas, shot a little starter fluid in plug hole and off she went. Did a little carb adjustment and starts every time and runs great.
I agree, it can be a handful. I don't like the way the grips are made though. I get a blister when I use it to weed the garden. It will bounce like Mike stated, but my little Craftsman cultivator does too. I do like it though to hill the beans and corn. I stand on the other side of row then pull it toward me as it piles the dirt up on the row. With a little practice, I cultivate, weed, and hill at the same time.