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Mantis (9") 25cc 4-Cycle Plus Cultivator/Mini Tiller

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Model: 7940
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Width / Depth
9 / 10"


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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


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
Easy To Use (8)
Quiet (8)
High Quality (5)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Light Weight (5)
Cons
Expensive (4)
The Kickstand Could Be M... (1)
Plastic Choke Flimsey (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Heavy (1)
93% 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
1970 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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Candie R.
The Dalles, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/24/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
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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Jackie M.
Hobart, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/27/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Mantis Cultivator
Would not know how good this cultivator is because it came without a transmission drive shaft. Contacted Tillers Direct, and because I had put oil and gas in it they said they could not warranty it. I was told to contact the manufacture of the tiller. I realize it was the manufacturer's fault for leaving out the part, but it was purchased through your company.

Your company would not even give me the time of day. You could have referred me to your service department to find the cause.... more
Pros: none
Cons: missing vital part
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Jackie,
Unfortunately, it's unlawful for us to accept a return shipment of any power equipment that has been gassed. However, we do refer you to the manufacturer, because they can either send you a missing part or have the equipment repaired under warranty at a local authorized service center. We'd like to apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused you.
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Matt M.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/9/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ease And Dependability!!!
Starts right up when cold, lightweight design makes it an ease to use. No mixing of gas and quiet operation makes this unit all to easy to use. Would definitely recommend!!!
Pros: Quiet, Light Weight, Features, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Matt Recommends This Mantis Product
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31
Ronald W.
Apple Valley, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy At Last
Ive had a 2-cycle Mantis tiller for many, many (frustrating) years. I always loved the job it did in actually tilling the soil but was always frustrated by the difficulty in starting it and in keeping it running long enough to finish the job. The choke was extremely fussy and could never be totally opened up even after the engine was warmed up. It never would idle without dying. When I saw that they now had a 4-cycle Mantis with a Honda engine, I decided to give it a try.

It arrived with... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Ronald Recommends This Mantis Product
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20
Matt Holewinski
Racine, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Little Beast
love this tiller-- lightweight, simple to use.... a real workhorse. dethatcher attachment works great-- if it lasts even 10 years (I know people that have had theirs 20!) it will definitely be worth the price. quality is always worth a little more-- no one likes working with junk! this tiller is high quality
Matt Recommends This Mantis Product
Matt's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"fast, free shipping. awesome"
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Garry C.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/16/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mantis The Little Mighty
We were searching for a tiller small enough to use in our established gardens and yet strong enough to break ground if necessary to expand our flower beds. This tiller has been everything we needed plus is a quiet running tiller!

The unit went together in about 30 minutes and has performed well. We have had to stop to clean out long weeds, but once done, the tiller will keep those areas well weeded. We are very happy with it:)
Garry Recommends This Mantis Product
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Reg P
Dubobis, WY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/22/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good For High Elevations
We purchased this for use in several raised beds in a hoop house. We live at over 7,100 feet. It starts easily and runs great. We have some rocks in our compost and once in awhile, one gets lodged in the tines. Being able to pull the key and slide the tine off makes getting going again easy. Very glad we purchased this machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Durable, Fast
Reg Recommends This Mantis Product
Reg's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Notifications and shipping were spot on. First time buyer and very satisfied."
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10
Pamela S.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Work Horse
A friend of mine has this same tiller, I borrowed it a couple of times. I found that I love it so much that I bought one of my own.
Pamela Recommends This Mantis Product
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Mark S.
Lakeland, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/28/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Extra Kickstand
Hi, I like my Mantis Tiller. The four cycle Honda engine started ON THE FIRST PULL after filling the oil and gas. Unbelievable!

My only problem is that Tillers Direct offered a kickstand as a accessory but my unit came with a kickstand.

You should have known that I do not need two kickstands. Please contact me regarding arranging for a credit return.
Mark Recommends This Mantis Product
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Cedric C
Maurepas, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/19/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does What I Want Very Useful And Easy To Use
I really like the 4 stroke, it was quieter than I expected
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Cedric Recommends This Mantis Product
Cedric's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"no problem at all!"
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Michael C
Bonney Lake, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is The Best Mantis Ever
I've owned Mantis since they came out, but this Honda powered four cycle is the best. No more mixing of gasoline and storing separate gas cans. Easy to operate and to start. Much less temperamental than the two cycle machine.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Michael Recommends This Mantis Product
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I really enjoyed the price especially when it included shipping. Tillers Direct was also easy to contact for questions and advice."
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