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Mantis Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: 7940
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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Width / Depth
9 / 10"
Get All Your Garden Chores Done Faster And Easier
Does it all - from busting tough sod to weeding around delicate plants

Powerful Honda 25cc 4-Cycle Engine
Requires no mixing of oil and gas
Easy to start and is a little more quiet than a 2-cycle engine

Precision Steel Cut Gear System
Heavy-duty cast housing
One-piece cast gear box is virtually indestructible
Spring-steel serpentine tines turn at up to 240 RPM's
Chop through tough sod or hard clay soil as easily as sand and muck

Throttle-Activated Centrifugal Clutch
Tines engage only when you squeeze the throttle

9-Inch Tilling Width
Get into tighter spots than a larger tiller
Tills down to depth of up to 10 inches

Soft Sure-Grip Handles
Ergonomically flared for wrist-comfort and fatigue-free operation
Flush-mounted throttle, palm-controlled safety switch & infinite speed control

Handy Carrying Handle
Makes carrying the tiller easy with handles folded or unfolded


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Engine
Engine Brand
Honda
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
25 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.25 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Tines
Tine Position
Front
Tine Direction
Forward Rotation
Tine Diameter
8 Inches
Tine RPM
240
Tilling Width Min
9 Inches
Tilling Width Max
9 Inches
Tilling Depth Min
3 Inches
Tilling Depth Max
10 Inches
Drive
Transmission
Gear
Forward Speeds
1 Forward
Accessories
Side Shield
No
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
24 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
615964133598
Model
7940
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  1 Question
Q: Does the product include the kick stand as indicated in the picture.

Do tines have lifetime warranty

Why the difference between consumer warranty listed under engine (2 years) and consumer warranty listed under tiller (5 years)

by Gordon Hall from Texas on March 10, 2016

A: Gordon - yes, the Mantis model 7940 does include the kickstand as shown. The tiller itself has a 5 year warranty from Mantis that covers everything except the engine. The engine has a separate warranty of 2 years that's covered by Honda
by Robert, Product Expert
Mantis 7940 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (5)
Easy To Use (4)
Light Weight (3)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
High Quality (2)
Cons
Expensive (3)
Plastic Choke Flimsey (1)
The Kickstand Could Be M... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Robert, the Tiller Expert
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Total Reviews
22 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1650 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Mantis #7940 cultivator/ mini tiller is easy to start, quiet and the Honda 4-cycle engine means no fuel mixing required. Originally manufactured for professional landscapers in the late 70s, ten of thousands of these Mantis cultivator/ mini tillers have been sold to home gardeners.

The Mantis #7940 cultivator/mini tiller features the patented Mantis reversible serpentine tines. You can till a 9 path that is suitable for preparing the ground for gardens and edge lawns. The powerful... more
Robert Recommends This Model
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Sylvia C.
Washington, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/27/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Garden
Great little machine. I'm 79 and it handles great for my garden which I had to start new since I lost the land where I previously had gardened.

Now I have a 16' x 32' raised bed a 16' x 16' strawberry bed and an 8'x8' asparagus bed which I just planted.. It has been easy to start and handle. Hope it lasts for several years-----
Sylvia Recommends This Mantis Product
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Barbara R.
Salem, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/30/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Sorry
I am sure you won't print this. I am truly disappointed. The machine bucks so that I can not control it. I can't imagine how you could hold a straight line with the edger attached. Since it bucks so much you have to hold on the handles so tightly that you are putting it in high gear.

It was also not easy to assemble. It took my two grown sons. Some of the screws are at hard to reach positions. Sorry for the review and the product.
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Barbara,
Barbara,

We thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent purchase. We sincerely apologize for the issues that you have experienced. We will definitely pass this review on to Mantis, so that they are aware of the issues with the drive control and assembly concerns.

Thank you
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George S.
Lovettsville, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/21/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Tiller
I no longer needed my large Troybilt Econo Horse tiller, so I sold it. I did want a smaller tiller that I could use around the garden, flower bed etc. I read all the reviews and felt Mantis would be the best choice.

It was a little clumsy to put it together, but I managed to get it done. When I fueled it up and pulled the starter it came right to life and I did a little test.

It does pull you along, so it does take getting used to. My Troybilt had wheels and was a bit easier to maneuver,... more
George Recommends This Mantis Product
George's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The product came pretty quickly and was packed well. All the parts were there and it went together pretty fast."
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Larry H.
Lower Burrell, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/25/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mantis 4cycle Plus Cultivator
This is my first cultivator so I decided to spend the extra money and glad I did. I chose to go with the 4 cycle for the ease of starting and not having to mix the gas.

The tiller works great in my raised bed .This was my first purchase PED and all went well. I will be doing business with them in the future.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, High Quality
Cons: The Kickstand Could Be Made Better To Hold Up The Tiller
Larry Recommends This Mantis Product
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Pamela Dowling
Ferguson, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/7/16
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husband Commented
My husband does not like gardening. Every time I asked him to help me prepare or dig the garden soil we usually had a quarrel or argument. Now, he goes to get the mantis and worked quietly without us arguing. He just go and kept tilling the garden soil.

He said to me, with a big smile "Of all the tools you bought for the past years? This mantis is the best garden tool we have ever had, then said to me" How and where in the world you found this!" "I just love to kept... more
Pamela Recommends This Mantis Product
Pamela's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Never had any problem. No messy dirt flying on me while husband started tiling l the garden with my little assistance. Motor was quiet compared to other tillers we had use before. Easy to clean and very satisfied. We are proud to own a mantis 4 cycle.Thank you tillers direct for you assistance."
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David B.
Pocatello, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/20/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dave's Mantis
this is the third mantis we have had....the first one burned up in a fire, and the second one he just wore out....

The minute he got this one, outside he went for the day...he absolutely loves it and the new handles are perfect.... can't live without it
David Recommends This Mantis Product
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Richard G.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/27/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Like A Charm
Shipping was fast, assembly was easy, hard ground or soft it works.
Richard Recommends This Mantis Product
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Candie R.
The Dalles, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
# 7940 Four Stroke Garden Getter
received on time delivery, set up was easy requiring minimal tools, add oil and non- ethanol fuel (my choice) and your tilling.
First time out this thing is a weed killing machine and dig in deep is easy with a vacuuming style motion. Deeper rocks that had not been bothered by the Horse tiller were detrimental to the Mantis tines with two of them breaking the tips off the end of two tines.

After the initial round through the entire garden and removing a couple fist size rocks I have had... more
Candie Recommends This Mantis Product
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Dennis G.
Heber City, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/4/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Small Tiller
Many years ago I bought a tiller that is of the type. I liked how it worked the ground, but it was cheaply made and I left it at my previous residence. Recently I had the need again. As I was assembling this tiller I could see how much better it was built. It runs great and it works a more difficult soil. I will recommend Mantus over any other look a like being on the market Thanks for making a great product
Dennis Recommends This Mantis Product
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Joe S.
Bolingbrook, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/29/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mantis 7940 Was Great!
I wasn't sure if this model would be heavy duty enough to handle cultivating my entire 8 x 40 ft garden. It worked great, was easy to handle, and I was even able to clean up in between bushes and hard to reach areas around the house. Great buy!
Joe Recommends This Mantis Product
Joe's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service!"
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Chuck C.
Neosho, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/26/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Surprise
Received tiller in two days. Very easy to assemble. Fired up on 3rd pull, runs good. This is my 2nd. First one was a 2-stroke, didn't last two years, motor bad. Hope this one does better. Been too wet to give it a good test.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Plastic Choke Flimsey
Chuck Recommends This Mantis Product
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