Only 3 lbs 2oz is lightweight. The battery and charging unit are included. Optimal ergonomics can be achieved with a telescopic adjustment. It extends from 38 to 44. The handle is comfortable and easy to grip. Resharpening the steel blade is not necessary.
👤The Royal Weeder arrived on time. I only tried it once because of the weather. I loved it. I used it on a large bed and pooped out before the Royal Weeder. Looking forward to using it more. Since my first review, I've used the Royal Weeder many times. Here is what I think. Five is not enough, give it 6 stars. We have an acre of land with many flower beds, including 87 peonies, numerous iris, and a large variety of shrubs and flowers, and this fantastic product is making hand weeding nearly obsolete. Being a woman. I find the handpiece to be a little large, but it is perfect for my husband. We need a second Royal Weeder. The unit is easy to disassemble and remove the weeds when they get wrapped around the base, and some weeds can be plucked out by hand or bought using needle nose pliers. I love how it takes up Charlie. The battery has a long life.
👤I was looking for a way to help with the task of spring weeding in between the iris beds. It arrived a day earlier than expected, with a handwritten card and a packet of seeds perfect for our zone. It was easy to put together, even though I didn't expect it to be that easy. I was in the yard trying to charge the battery. It works best on taller weeds over 3 inches in height, but it doesn't seem to matter if the ground is wet or dry. We changed the bolt to a Wingnut because it wraps the weeds around the tilling wheel. I could easily get the weeds out. I don't have to bend over since it is pulling weeds for me. I don't need to till the soil for it to pull the weeds, but I can if I have a feisty weed. My husband suggested that I remove the plastic guard for a better experience, as it gave me the ability to maneuver it into tight spaces and easily pull the weeds out when the wheel is full. The miracle tool is great because it seems to pull weeds out of the mint, and I have tall weeds in the mint, so I can stick it right in the mint and it won't grab anything. The weeds are taller than the mint, so maybe it's as simple as the height variation. It is easy to fit between the iris and the roses and it does not have any problems with the violets. I have been able to keep up with the yard work without having to stop every hour to rest my back. We have about an acre of roses and flowers and we are in the United States. I hope this review is helpful as there seems to be a lot of negative reviews from people who didn't put enough time into figuring out how to make the tool work best for them. I am going to buy a second battery since I can work for over 6 hours at a time and the battery seems to last about 5. I'm glad I did it.
Gas powered is the power source type. The 16-inch cutTING WIDTH is from the 10-amp lawnmaster's tiller. There are two different heights for the transit wheel and the foldable handle is easy to store. The rust resistant blades are capable of tilling 16 inches wide and up to 9 inches deep. Pressing the safety locking button will start it, then pull thetrigger lever against the motor. Priority shipping service from their US warehouse and professional customer service team.
👤I was tired of asking my friends and family to till my garden each spring and I decided to grow my own. I bought this tiller because it is electric and it is not possible to use a starter rope to pull it until your shoulder falls off. I put it together and headed for the garden and was very impressed. I tilled my garden because I put grass clippings on my garden to keep the weeds down in the summer. I planted my garden in stages because of when I was able to get the plants. I tilled the ground each time I planted. I can move the tiller around and put it heavy enough to do the job. I had to redo a flower bed last night. It did an excellent job again. This is a very good tiller.
👤I wanted to put a deck on the part of my lawn that was leveled out by this tiller. The box contained everything needed for the tiller, except for a screw driver for the wheels. It took me 5 minutes to put it together. I used it on a 5x5 section and was impressed with the amount of power it has. It dug up the ground well and was able to deal with obstacles like rocks and a buried weed barrier. It would be a good idea.
👤We had to grow new grass through 2000 square foot of clay. The unit was not up to the task at first, but it was eventually up to the task. I thought it was easier to dig through the clay and mix it with soil conditioner. The handle has only two positions, neither of them are correct. We were able to reach the position that was most suitable because there were more positions.
👤Wow! A nice surprise! I bought this machine for my garden. I had turned the soil over, added leaves, and planned to compost it over the winter. I decided to take a chance when my friends were not working. I ordered it. The seller was very responsive when the shipper wasn't there. I was amazed at how easy it was to assemble. I was amazed by the power of this machine. It blew through all the dirt. I am looking forward to planting a garden next spring because I have better soil. I had to clear off the tines with lots of roots that were not visible on the surface. I unplugged it. You won't have to start that gasoline beast every Spring with this buy.
👤The product description states that it has 3adjustable tiller heights. The user manual doesn't explain the heights. This appears to be a false advertisement. If the soil is not wet, this will work better. If the soil is wet, it doesn't cut through it. I am a bit awkward with the heights of the tiller handle. The 3rd tiller height adjustment is still not known.
👤This is a tool to use. If you have a medium size garden and want a good tiller, this is it, no gas, no oil, and no tuneups for years. You can run an extrension cord and a power source in a few seconds. I gave it a 5 out of 5. It did a great job. It was thought out in the design stage and manufactured.
There is a 5-year limited warranty. There is power and dependability. A high performance and fuel efficient 79cc Viper engine starts up easily with a smooth pull recoil and delivers plenty of power to till through all kinds of soil conditions. The bronze gear transmission and forged steel tines are built tough for long-term results. There is a 2-in-1 vulnerability. The Tazz 2-in-1 is quickly turned into a cultivator by removing the outer tines and side shields. Use the full 21” tilling width to create a level seedbed. As your garden grows, switch to the 16” or 11” cultivating width to maintain rows and weed around plants. Clean-up, mulch and aerate in the fall. STABLE AND MANEUVERABLE. The Tazz 2-in-1 is designed with balance in mind. The 2-in-1 has a low center of gravity, which gives it ground-hugging stability. The compact and centered footprint combined with a lightweight design makes it easy to turn on a dime at the end of a row. There are flexible options. The steel handlebar has four height positions to accommodate any user. A drag stake that adjusts in a snap can be used to control tilling depth up to 11” deep. Service and support are provided. Their US based support staff and 3-year warranty ensure that you will be very satisfied with your Tazz 2-in-1 so you can enjoy your garden. Gas powered is the power source type.
👤The first day I ran a few strips. On the second day, check the oil and gas. When I tried to start it up, it started shaking and I shot it out the side.
👤We bought this one because it looks balanced and easy to run in our garden. We were surprised at how much power this thing had. If we ever decide to go that route, we can remove the outer tines and make it into a smaller cultivator.
👤The machine is easy to use and start, but it takes too long to assemble. I took about two hours. Fight to align holes.
👤This is a nice machine. I used it to break ground on about 300 sq ft of very poor packed soil after having it for about a week. It starts easy and the right size for an urban gardening scenario. There are issues. The assembly direction isn't the best. One of the first things to do is remove the support bars from the pully box. First, look for a zip tie. If there isn't one, skip this step. It's more difficult to install the bottom bolts on the engine block because of the heavy block. 2nd... The pins securing the outside tines caused a flange after 300 sq ft. I had to use another bolt to force the tines to come off. I would recommend removing the tines occasionally and using a metal grinder or metal file to smooth them down. I am not sure if this will be enough early in the ownership. I am looking forward to many years of use, I love this little green go-getter.
👤It took about an hour to assemble. It doesn't say how much to put in just don't over or under fill, but it does say that a quart of oil is enough, so I had oil on the grange floor. I will update this review after I have used it for a couple of weeks.
👤I couldn't find one in my area. The item arrived undamaged. To replant a large section of lawn, it was necessary to break up hard clay soil with spots of dead sod and till in new soil. I started at first drag spike height and went full depth after a while. During the day, I made 30 passes and had no problems. There were no issues with the pulled up stones, twigs and debris.
👤It is easy to start and light up. I am 57 years old. I don't have a lot of strength in my arms, but this is the best. I don't have to wait for my husband to help me anymore. It does not shake hard. If your husband puts on the blades correctly, it does it all.
👤The instructions were good and everything fit together. I was happy that the engine started right up and it was quiet. I bought a tiller to do some minor work. I have areas where trees have been cut down and the ground has not been touched in a long time. I tried to get a landscape guy to grade the areas for me and he wanted a lot of money. No way! I bought the Tazz tiller to smooth out the mounds and low spots on my property, not knowing how well it would work. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked as I tilled up two areas that were 10'x10' square. After tilling 2 of the "humps" for about 30 minutes each I was able to rake and spread grass seed. It worked better than I had thought. I hit a few rocks and the tiller was not damaged. This was a good buy for me and I will use it for many more hours this summer. Very pleased!
The G-MAX 40V battery has no memory loss after charging. The rotating tines are the highest performing when digging into earth. The tilling width is 8.25-inch to 10-inch. Fast results for your needs can be achieved with a tiling depth of up to 5-inch. Only compatible with the G-MAX 40V battery models.
👤I took heed of the previous reviews and installed the handle upside down because I'm short, wiped a bit of Silicone on the edges of the battery before putting it in the compartment, and used a bolt instead of a flimsy pin to secure the wheel assembly. The hacks worked out perfectly. But beware of the instructions. The tines would have been installed backwards if I had followed them. When placing drawings on a shaft, use your common sense. The big cotter pins on the shaft seem to have more use than the circle pins. I did two weeks' worth of work in one day. I used up the battery in the morning and then used it again in the evening. It worked well to turn over the top layer of small weeds in late winter, and I'll mow or weed the taller weeds before I use this cultivator. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up my garden, but I will be able to now.
👤The rating was edited from 5 stars to 2. Why? The customer service was poor. After the long winter, I put the battery on the charge. The battery won't charge. I have a weed eater. The battery from the weed whacker will charge on both of the chargers. It hurts but it happens. I tried calling, got a message to email them with all the information, but also stayed on the line for an hour. No one answered. I sent in the email a week ago and didn't hear from them. The form on their website is broken. The battery on the weed wacker will last less than a year. I can get things done. The cultivator is a beast, but it becomes unreliable because of the non-existent CS. I will buy a third party battery that is less expensive than a replacement from greenworks and it is a much better deal. Greenworks is on a do not buy list. I will replace my weed wacker and cultivator with something better once they die. There is one more edit. The battery started to charge again about a month later. It worked as usual during the summer. I brought the battery in from the garage to hopefully charge it. The battery started charging a few weeks ago. I ignored them because they have no value to me. The tiller is still very strong. I got it to start a garden. I live in a rocky area. I had been breaking it up by hand and it took too long. I got 8 buckets of rocks for each bucket of dirt I got, and I used 5 gallon buckets to sift the dirt out of the rocks. I was going to rent a tiller but decided to buy one because it was so cheap. I thought I would have to buy new tines after I was done. They are strong. After a large rock got stuck between the tines and the hood, it properly shut down and after chipping it a bit it popped out and the tines were not warped. The battery lasts a long time. It's not bad for my small garden because it's not too heavy. I have not yet drained the battery. The battery is the biggest complaint. I use a rubber mallet to give it a few taps on each side. I have to figure out a better way to remove it. It would be great if the cover could be locked open so that it would be easier to remove.
The 500 watt motor runs cooler and lasts longer than traditional brush motors. The area can be 14 inches wide and 7 inches deep. Easy-glide wheels. It allows for maximum mobility in the yard. Light weight: It's just 33 lbs. They have you covered. Sun Joe customer promise is backed by your new workshop blower. New products will be valid for two years. There were no questions asked.
👤The Sun Joe 24V-X2-TLR14 48-Volt iON+ Cordless Garden Tiller is a good choice because larger gas powered alternatives have been out of stock for weeks. * Easy to assemble, light and light 5 star. A very powerful motor. The good: rocks can stop the tines from spinning The cheap battery charger is not as good as my other ones, but I'm a strong person and this thing is a lot of work. The only way to make it till is to stand in one spot, work it a couple inches into the soil, and slowly pull it backwards over and over. If you've ever lifted weights, use a rowing machine. You can use this method for about two feet a minute. You'll be fighting the gun. The problem is that the light bounces across the ground. After tilling two 25 foot rows, I borrowed a neighbor's rear tine Troy-Built tiller, which did the same job in just one tenth of the time. I found that you have to fight the Sun Joe to get it to till the soil.
👤Got it today. Assembly was easy. The batteries were charged. It is different from our gas tiller. It's a good little tiller for me. This is easy to handle. I will wait to see if they work themselves out. I think I will use it more than I thought. Read the instructions. There are differences between my tools.
👤I couldn't use the pull start after 20 years of using a Mantis tiller. The Mantis did everything with a push of a button. The raised bed has a tiller in it. It would probably not do well on new ground. I thought about 35 minutes. I needed a rest after 30 minutes, and the limit on the battery would be a problem. The batteries can be charged in under an hour. I will make a new review in 3 months.
👤I was excited to try it out because it arrived in a timely manner. It did not come with a charging pack or batteries. I had to pay over $100.00 for the batteries and the charger after I called the dealer. I would have bought a gas powered unit if I knew it was going to cost me $250.00. Hopefully, it does its job. I was disappointed in the total price.
👤A nice machine. Light weight and small. I miss reading the product and it doesn't come with batteries or a charger. I have to spend another 150 bucks on batteries. I would save time and buy the package deal if it was me. Waiting for batteries too. Will be updated when batteries come in.
👤I've had at least 5 small plants, electric, gas, and now my Sun Joe. It is the king of small plants. The garden rows are kept clean with the help of handles by a woman. I recommend without reservations.
👤I leveled my yard using this unit. It works well. It is not heavy enough to break hard new ground, but I think it will work for most of my needs. I am amazed at the battery life. It runs for 40 minutes with the 24V 4ah batteries. A small tool.
A machine with a soft grip is an alternative to gas-powered lawn and garden equipment. Powerful motor for superior power. Cultivates and tills up to 7.5" wide and 6" deep. It works well as a weed control tool. The lightweight design makes it easy to operate and store. Eco-friendly alternative to gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.
👤I didn't have high expectations for this product, it was electric, and I live in a dirt area. If it kept me from digging by hand, it was worth it. The box was bulging out, but it didn't look like it had been damaged. I put it together under 10 minutes. The thing took off like a rocket when I pressed the power button. Our soil in North Georgia is thick with red clay and large natural stones, which makes it difficult to dig in or landscape in. I fully expected that the rock would get stuck between the blades and I would have to pry it out before the blades would turn again. It saved me 3 hours of work on the first day. I used it to make 2 3ft L shapes in front of my porch for roses and trees. It wasn't an easy job, but it was much easier than if I'd done it by hand. It's a no-brainer for the price. I'm angry that I didn't buy it sooner.
👤I'm a Product Engineer and this item needs improvement. This product is suitable for lite duty at a good price. It is light and maneuverable. It's okay for a small garden, flower bed, or cleaning up under shrubs in an urban setting. The assembly didn't go well. The electric plug inside the handle is not strong enough to hold a solid connection. I had to cut away some of the plastic to put it in place. The two screws that hold the handle in place are too short. They removed the plastic pins and fell out. I replaced them with longer screws. The Trigger lock does not work, so I have to squeeze it constantly.
👤Love it. I couldn't have done what this machine did. It walked through the garden and got rid of the weeds. I stopped and cleaned the wheels if the weeds were around. The garden looks great because the soil is all broken up. I will be putting new soil and moss in tomorrow. I'll blend it in the garden and rake it smooth. I could not have done this job alone and I did it with the machine. I am so happy that I bought it. I have a helpers when I need it.
👤I didn't want the hassle of transporting a larger rental unit, so I took a chance buying this little tiller for my new lawn project, and it almost paid off. I spent two days tilling the underlying soil to provide a bed for the new sod after stripping the old sod. The Earthwise unit lasted about 85% of the project area before it began shorting out at the junction where the handle enters the base. When it was working, it did what I asked of it, but I was asking too much. It was a cheaper alternative than renting, but I'm going to have to do some major rewiring to get it working again. If you want to do a bigger project, you'll need to go larger, but this would be a good small garden tiller.
The center wheel makes it easy to cultivate. The Earthwise tiller has a powerful electric motor that has a superb run time and service life. Small to medium-sized gardens are ideal for a corded electric tiller. A 6 tine cultivator long handle can cultivate up to 16 inches wide and 8 inches deep. The 16-inch cultivator has a single lever switch. A machine with a soft grip is an alternative to gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.
👤I had 1400 sq ft of thatchy grass to get rid of. I bought this one because I am no longer able to handle large tillers, but I was a bit worried by some of the reviews. The model I bought was 12.5 Amp. The machine is hard to work on. The safety button was never jammed up, it pulled up stones with no problem, and it cut through the grass in spite of the poor soil beneath it. It's worth the money. The best advice I can give is to read the manual. Many reviewers said that it wouldn't work out. The manual says to let the machine travel forward to arm's length, then pull it back toward you. That technique works. The cord gets in the way. If you want a gas engine, buy a gas engine that doesn't have a cord. You won't have a cord, but you will pay more for a tiller. I am 70 years old, female, and even with a disabled hand, this machine is a gem to use. You can't go wrong. I wish people would stop complaining about things that have nothing to do with the quality of the product.
👤I bought this because I didn't want to commit to using gas fuel. This is what I wanted. My husband laughed at me when it arrived. I was told I had wasted my money. After the beginning of the Pandemic mess, my little scratcher helped me to prepare a Victory Garden four times the size of what I had last year. The brand new turf took a shovel to loosen it. I bought 2 x 50' outdoor extension cords and am off to the races. That was all I needed after I broke the ground. There are very few pieces for this tiller. I did it because I am not mechanically inclined. There is a If you want a garden that isn't full of tree roots or large rocks, this is the one for you. If you will use the rains to help with the dirt, this is a great tool. Stay safe out there, America!
👤The first of this tiller came at a good price and was easy to assemble. I have a rocky clay soil that I am tilling to plant grass and so far it has done a good job. I have tilled an area of 20' X 50' and it worked well for it's size and how hard the ground is. When you hit a rock it throws the tiller around a bit, but it will work in normal soil. I found that if you wet the clay soil the day before, it will drain more quickly and the tiller will work better. I am very happy with the money and how light it is.
👤My hubs will be doing odd jobs around the yard. This unit makes quick work of grass and weeds on Florida grounds. I did a 20x20 to prepare for a kids play area and was done in a couple of hours. It will take time to learn to maneuver the machine if you are not used to it. Hubs gives it 5 starts.
The handle folds down for easy storage. A tool-less removal of outer tines and shields quickly turns Versa from a tiller into a cultivator. Light enough to turn on a dime is easy-to-use. The lowest center of gravity is available in any front tine tiller. Smooth pull recoil makes it easy to start. There is a 5-year limited warranty.
👤I used to have a Craftsman tiller that had a reverse which made it very easy to use. Everything else is included in this earthquake. I was a little skeptical of the "broken tines" comments, but have held up just fine. I have been tilling a lot of rocky soil to prepare for a new garden. My fill dirt was bad and it has worked hard. I added 36cu ft of raised bed garden soil and 13cu ft of top grade steer manure. It is like butter running through it. The draining of the old looks messy as it will run down the left side of the building, but I'll deal with that. I will be happy if this thing lasts 8 years. The machine is easy to use if you know how to let it do the work for you. Yes. I think this is a good idea.
👤Assembly can be done with one person. If you're not familiar with setting torsion, use a wrench set. Excellent value for money. We had a lot of roots in the clearing for the vegetable patch. It's got plenty of power, it nearly ripped my arms from my body as it tore the roots out of the ground, and some of them did get wrapped around the tines. The hard packed grassed area was completed in a couple of hours over the course of 2 days, and has become a corn patch. Our existing vegetable garden was dug down deep and mixed with compost, chicken poop, and other materials in the last year. Typically a days work to turn and dig in was a couple of hours, over two days, after watering a little and allowing it to settle. The ground is light and fluffy and has a lot of vitamins and minerals. No longer digging out roots for dirt. It was necessary to remove the outer two rotors for 'weeding' between rows so that the round-up wouldn't be as large. If you want to lighten the stress on your arms when starting off a fresh area, hold the Tiller up a few inches and it will run away on hard packed dirt. If there are roots it will bounce and throw dirt, keep everyone away. You can tell if the engine is blocking up by listening to the engine work harder, turn-off, tip it back and pull out anything that is wrapped around anything.
👤I had to return it. The bolts attaching the inner tines sheared off within the first half hour of use, so the motor was not able to turn the tines. I called Earthquake support and they said this happens sometimes and sent replacement bolts. After removing the old bolts and installing the new ones, the same thing happened again. Hit no rocks and got stuck because the tines were not moving again. The only other option was to get it disassembled, cleaned and packed for return. Hope other people have better luck with this.
👤The earthquake help desk is the greatest because of a little problem in the shipping. They sent me the missing parts quickly. I put it together in the morning. I would have given EarthQuake a 3 or a 4 rating, but since they resolved my issues and after filling it with motor oil and topping it with petrol, I pulled the first pull. It is amazing. I was wondering if the tine bolts were sheering. One review said they did. I will just get case hardened bolts if it happens to me. That should work. It hadn't happened to me yet. This is a nice light to use. It would be a mistake to use it for the first time. It is well balanced and won't lean over when turning. I expect this hummer to last a long time beyond the warranty. Good job guys.
A leaf blower like a jet engine. The jet engine design is what inspired the TURBINE Blower line. This one blows out air at up to 75 MPH. 6 steel tines are for maximum performance. It's easy to steal. Convenient storage and easy transport can be achieved with the handle folds. There is a wheel adjustment.
👤I have never used a roto-tiller before. I don't have anything to compare it to. I needed to reseed a 50 x 50 area of my lawn because it had been taken over by crabgrass. I decided to purchase a roto-tiller after working with a rake. I like high end equipment and gas operated equipment. Being that I was only going to use it occasionally, I felt a gas operated tiller was not the best option. I decided to purchase this unit after reading reviews. Review: The current rating is 12 Amps. I bought a 12/3 extension cord. The current for this device is not handled by most extension cords. You should do the same. The unit is assembled quickly. The weight of the unit should not be a problem for most users. I was quite impressed. The yard is not very rocky and it took a short time to cut through the weeds and hard packed soil. The adjustment at the greatest depth was what I started with. The unit easily dug a hole. I found a setting that dug a depth of about 4 to 6 inches. The unit was manageable. It takes more effort to get to the "mounded" soil it creates. The unit easily pulled the rocks out when it encountered them. There are several in the range of 4 to 5 feet. It took about 45 to 60 minutes to do the 50' x 50' area. I stopped on occasion to allow the unit to cool and rake to the area previously done, I did not work continuously. I allowed the unit to cool because of comments made by other people. I think it would have been great to do this entire area without stopping. There are long weeds around the shaft. You should clear them occasionally to keep them from cutting into the transmission seal and binding the unit up. I think this may have been the cause of the units burning up. I would add others that suggested using hose clamps at the handle connections to make the unit more rigid. I used a wrench to tighten my handles. I did not give it five stars because it performed better than expected.
👤It is not a 12 Amp model, but I got mine at Home Depot. The model that I had was the 13 Amp model. It is the same with 1.5 more. This thing is very powerful. I have tilled 1/3 of my yard with it and it has done well. It feels a little rickety out of the box, so I put four hose clamps at each screw. The performance of this machine has a huge difference in the performance of the hose clamps. If you are like me, you will need to manhandle it a bit. It made me tired, my hands hurt, and I was sore the next day. Prepare for a workout if you're not tilling soft. If it rained today and I tilled some, the dirt just went up and the rocks came out. I urge you to get a four pack of hose clamps if you buy this machine, it makes it much more sturdy. Look at my pictures.
Eco-friendly alternative to gas-powered lawn and garden equipment. Comes with a handy carrying handle. The entire unit is only 24 pounds. Handle Bars can be folded down for easy storage. Two-year limited warranty. You can come with a standard kickstand. gas only, no fuel mix is required on the Honda 4-cycle. The 25cc engine spins the tines twice as fast as other engines. It's just 24 pounds. Tine speed can be up to 240rpm.
👤We had good feelings about the company and product after we purchased a Mantis tiller. We got a new tiller yesterday and went out to use it today. It won't start. The old one was easy to start. We called it Mantis, but we got a person on the other end who didn't care and didn't offer any help. Since we did not purchase it from Mantis, there is no warranty and no help. We could take it to a service center and pay them. We were taken aback by the lack of product support, but the attitude was that if we didn't buy it directly from them, we were now an enemy. Amazon is good for the return, but it will take another 2 hours to take it apart, so it's not good for you. We will purchase a similar item from a different manufacturer when we send it back. Disgusted and angry.
👤There is a comparison between the four-cycle cultivator and the two-cycle cultivator. I've had an Earthquake 2-Cycle for two years. I ordered a new one after it began acting up. I bought the 4-cycle. The Honda engine was the determining factor. I have 5 other pieces of equipment with Honda engines and have found them to be reliable and easy to use. The engine in the Earthquake has started well, but it wouldn't run full speed. I have been using the Mantis for a couple of weeks and have found it to bounce more than the Earthquake. If you are working close to plants, this is a problem. The Earthquake uses less gas than the Mantis. The slicing tines on the Mantis only work when pulled backwards. You have to work side to side to get all the weeds. The Earthquake tines are a standard type of tines and work with the only gap between the 2 inner tines. The spark plug wire is coiled around the top of the spark plug and can pull out of the magneto assembly when removed to install a new spark plug. I can't justify the $345 for a Mantis compared to the $135 for the Earthquake as the carburetor and magneto assembly cost me only $50. If the Earthquake has future problems, the Mantis has become an expensive backup.
👤I was very excited to get this Tiller after reading many positive reviews. It took a long time for the unit to start and then it would stall out. After finally getting it going, the Tiller couldn't even make it across a previously tilled plot of land before some weeds wrapped themselves around the tines. It took me about 15 minutes to free the tines and after repeating steps 1 to 3 a few times I hauled this piece of vein buster into the shed. I was brave to try one more time after pre-weeding my potato field for two hours. It's easy, right? There were some unseen roots and a piece of bark in the soil that made the Mantis Tiller come to a screeching halt. I was trying to get it started. It is sitting on top of the compost pile waiting to be buried. I can't recommend this machine. After being in storage all winter and trying to get it to start in the greenhouse where the soil is soft, it no longer starts and is leaking oil. I want my money back.
The fastest tine speed was TILE: It's ideal for small to mid-sized gardens. Powerful motor cultivates up to 14" wide x7" deep. 4 steel tilling blades are for maximum performance. There is no maintenance-free. It's easy to start and maintain with no oil, gas or tune-ups.
👤I received a non functional tiller. I tried to get the unit replaced using Sun Joe customer support, which was abysmal, and it took me a week to get it. It took me 30 minutes to call each time, because I was listening to stupid snow-based puns. I couldn't register it on the phone because I hadn't registered on the website, but they said it could be replaced under warranty. I registered on the website in about 5 minutes, and called back after 45 minutes, but the call queue was busy and I was told to leave a voicemail. They didn't call back. After 45 minutes of being on hold, I was sent to voicemail after I called back. I was hung up on after 30 minutes. I will return it to Amazon for a different brand because I have given up trying to get this replaced through the manufacture.
👤I have owned a few gas tillers, but this one works better than any of them. I would have given it 5 stars, but it has a major safety problem. I can't shut it off by releasing the green on-button anymore after using it in most of a 50x60' garden. I have to flick it on the edge to shut the motor off. It's hard to control or support it. I will contact the company to update the review. It's great in the soil. Most rocks are thrown to the side. When it caught a rock too big to pass between the tines and tine cover, it was bound up. The iron-ore type rocks are easy to remove with a ping hammer. It would be great if you could remove the tines to make it easier. Same for vines and stringy roots. I use small loppers to clean out the tines. The motor is very strong and holds up better than expected. Compared to gas engine type, it was quiet. I don't know if I will go back to gas.
👤This product is amazing. I bought it because it is getting harder for me to cultivate by hand. The Sun Joe Cultivator does a great job. I used it in beds where we had established annuals, and it cuts through them like a hot knife through butter. A couple of weeks ago, we converted a patch of lawn into a garden. I hit a layer of clay and stone when I dug down three inches. The Sun Joe was having trouble penetrating it, so I used a pick to break it up. I went to work with the Sun Joe after putting about 6 inches of leaf mold over the whole area. It ate through the stony clay and mixed the leaf mold. Even though the Sun Joe jammed on a couple of rocks, it took only 20 minutes for the plot to be ready for planting. This is going to be one of the best garden investments I have ever made.
👤I've only used it one season, so I can't speak for longevity. I can attest that they're tough. I used it on some very rocky ground, and occasionally brought up rocks and broken brick as large as my fist, and simply whacked the offending rock out of the tines with a hammer. I only kicked the thermal safety once. It has a thermal safety that protects it from overheating. It was good to go again after a cool down. You have to run very hard to kick the thermal. I shamelessly abused the daylights out of it for the one season I've used it. I'm happy. The fit and finish of the middle braces could be a little better, but it was only a minor annoyance. I would recommend it. I used it beyond its intended level of duty. It's not a heavy unit, so on hard or rocky ground, it does quite a bit of dancing around, and you have to go over hard ground more than once. For only the occasional tilling job, it was a good value. The motor and gear box is powerful for its size, and it takes a fair amount of abuse.
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