Mantis Tillers

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Mantis Tillers are famous for their light weight and adored for their powerful engines!

Every Mantis Tiller is powered by a commercial grade engine atop a durable power train featuring a precision steel cut gear system within heavy-duty cast housing. This provides the exceptional power necessary to turn specially designed spring-steel serpentine tines at up to 240 RPM — the secret to the tillers sod-busting effectiveness. When reversed, the tines are nimble enough for delicate weeding. Mantis can speed weed most gardens in under 20 minutes.

Innovative and versatile, the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator can be used for multiple garden applications. Ideal for establishing new gardens, it is gentle when weeding around delicate plants and root systems. The Mantis Tiller can even be used for digging planting holes for shrubs and trees. Mantis also offers a selection of optional attachments that can turn the Mantis into an edger, lawn aerator, lawn dethatcher, plow and more.

The Mantis Tiller/Cultivator was the first lightweight tiller when it was introduced over 35 years ago. With models weighing as little as 20 pounds, the Mantis Tiller was designed by gardeners for gardeners. Combining both ruggedness and dependability, it is a unique solution to back-breaking, digging drudgery. Since its introduction, the Mantis Tiller has become the indispensable garden apprentice for over two million owners around the world.

Available in a powerful electric version (EMANTIS), a lightweight and powerful 21.2cc 2-cycle commercial Echo engine (MANTIS), or a larger 22cc 4-cycle Honda engine (HMANTIS).
Item # Engine Weight Stock Status Price Qty
EMANTIS Electric 21 lbs. Out of Stock
Please call for availability
HMANTIS Honda 22cc, 4-cycle 24 lbs. In Stock $549.29
MANTIS 21.2cc, 2-cycle 20 lbs. In Stock $380.69


  • 1-piece cast gear box
  • Eazy-squeeze throttle trigger
  • Built-in extension cord holder keeps cord from coming out of place during use
  • Quiet electric motor for places where gas engines can't or shouldn't be used
  • Built-in carrying grip and fold-down handles
  • Tines spin at 240 RPM's
  • 115V double-insulated, 3/4 hp, 540W circuit breaker

  • Overall weight is 20 lbs.
  • Churns soil up to 10" deep
  • 2-cycle Echo engine
  • 50:1 fuel oil ratio
  • Electronic ignition
  • Convenient shut-off switch at fingertips
  • Unique centrifugal clutch
  • Long lasting precision worn gear transmission
  • Fuel tank capacity is 13.57 oz

  • Curved teeth spin up to 240 RPM's
  • Digs up to 10" deep
  • Tine width is 9"
  • Honda 22cc 4-cycle engine
  • Eliminates the need to mix gas with oil
  • Fingertip speed control
  • Weighs 29 lbs empty


Warranties for Power Equipment normally refer to repair at a local Authorized Service Center, not replacement.

EMANTIS: Guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2-years from date of purchase, when used for residential or commercial service.

MANTIS: Manufacturer supplies a limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2-years from date of purchase. This warranty covers all portions of the Mantis tiller.

HMANTIS: Product is covered by Honda's 1-year engine warranty and Little Wonder's 2-year warranty for the other components (transmission for example). Tines are warranted by Mantis for a lifetime against breakage.


    Question: Why does it appear there is oil in the carb?
    Answer: This is common when the oil reservoir is overfilled. This may also make it hard to start. Make sure the oil amount is brought down to proper levels (check your owner's manual). The engine will start but it will smoke a while as it burns off the excess oil.

Review Summary (Based on 1 Reviews)

5 Stars

Mantis-Tiller wrote

The Mantis tiller works very well. Being lightweight it is easy to use, but tackles every job we have given it. The tine configuration cuts through the soil better than other mini-tillers I have used in the past, and unlike the others I have used in the past maintenance has been minimal and down time has been non-existant. We do alot of flower beds and raised beds and the Mantis tiller is indespensible for preparing the beds every spring.