Friday, February 25, 2011

The Mantis XP 16-inch Tiller - Larger and newer style

Oh wow... I was just looking over at my Portable Garages and Shelters small garden tillers for sale page, and noticed when I clicked on one of the items, that Mantis now has a larger model - it is a little more expensive ($599), and yet it's bigger and stronger.

The tilling width is 16 inches versus 9 inches. I can't put the link here in this blog because of the agreement I have as an affiliate for Mantis - but I was able to put their product feed in my small garden tillers for sale page. So you can access it there.

It also has a powerful Honda 4-cycle 35 cc engine. This all makes it a little heavier than the other models, but at only 34 pounds, it's still pretty light!

Again, if you buy from my links at the page, you'll be buying DIRECT from Mantis - which is good if you are looking for the 1-year money back guarantee protection.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buying From Mantis Direct Vs Amazon

Should you purchase your Mantis through Amazon (such as in my links here at this blog) or from Mantis itself?  (You can see the links here at my Portable Garages and Shelters "Small Garden Tillers" page)

If you buy your Mantis Rototiller through a link that sells directly from the company, you are protected by the company's 1-year money-back guarantee. If you purchse your Mantis Cultivator through the Amazon links, you may not be covered by that guarantee. It's your choice, and either way you are getting a good price.

As you can see, I like Mantis Rototillers. I am an affiliate marketer for Mantis - which means I can offer links to the company and its products on my websites. So, if you would like to order from the company itself, I invite you to visit my website where I have the product feed in my Small Garden Tillers For Sale page here. (PS: I thank you very much for your support!)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What about the Electric Mantis Tiller Cultivator?

Electric Mantis Tiller
Ok... So what about the ELECTRIC Mantis Tiller? Why would I still use my gas powered 2-cycle Mantis when I could have a quieter electric model?

Yes, the Electric Mantis Tiller is DEFINITELY quieter - which would be expected on a non-gasoline powered tool.

But, in our case, it really isn't all that practical - for two major reason (this is just applicable to me folks!):
1) Our garden space is far enough away from the house to make running a cord somewhat awkward.

2) When I'm working in the garden, I kind of go into a "zone" where I'm not thinking about much other than the task at hand. I love looking at the dirt being churned up - it's almost a little mesmerizing for me - and if I had to concentrate on being aware of maneuvering an electric cord while I'm dancing with my little Mantis Cultivator (sometimes I push forward, sometimes I "pull" it for a change of pace), then I wouldn't feel as "free."

Again, this is just me! :)

BUT... having said that, if I lived in a neighborhood where the yards were smaller and closer together, and where the garden spaces were a little closer to the house, I would ABSOLUTELY consider the Electric Mantis Tiller.

It IS quieter than the gas-powered models (although the 4-cycle model is quieter than the 2-cycle model). This is certainly something that would be appreciated by the neighbors. :)

A couple of quick specs on the Electric Mantis Tiller/Cultivator:
  • It weighs only 21 pounds.
  • The 540 watt, 115 volt, 3/4 hp (horse power) motor moves the tines up to 240 rpm.
  • The motor has a built-in circuit breaker.
  • It cuts a 9" path, and the tilling depth is 10".
Oh - and as far as price goes, it runs about the same as the 2-cycle gas-powered small Mantis rototiller.
So, this one might work great for you!

Here are the best prices for the Electric Mantis Tiller/Cultivator:

Oh...The Joy of Mantis Rototillers (and even better on sale!)

Oh the joy of springtime...and gardening. If you're looking for Mantis Rototillers for sale, you have stopped in at the right place!

First of all, I have to tell you that I LOVE my Mantis! It was a gift from my Dad when hubby and I moved to our country mountain home. We love gardening - John concentrates on the veggies, and I tend to focus on planting the garlic (it's easy!), the herbs, and flowers.

When I get home in May (I'm away for the winter), I'll take a photo of how much our beloved small Mantis garden tiller can accomplish. You'd be surprised!

Anyway, since you're here, you've probably already done your research, and know that you're looking to buy a rototiller - and you know you want the Mantis.

I've scoured a bunch of sites, and at the end of the day, Amazon has the most competitive prices - and I noticed that the Mantis model 7225-00-02 2-cycle Gas Powered model is boasting CARB Compliance and has some excellent reviews.

By the way, another reason I really like Amazon is its terrific service. I have had nothing but good luck ordering items through Amazon.

I'll write more about Mantis Rototillers in this blog - (including some of our own experiences) but for now, let me just get something up & running since winter is coming to an end, and I'm motivated! Thanks! :)