Mantis Tiller Testimonials
Will it handle rocks? How about clay soil?
I just turned 60 last month, and I haven't been doing much gardening for the past few years as I suffer with a very bad back. I moved into this house 3 years ago, and have been putting off digging up an area approximately 12x15 in front of my house. It's all weeds & rocks and probably hadn't been touched in many, many years. It's a real eyesore.
After seeing your TV advertisement with the money back guarantee promise, and then checking out your website, I took a chance and ordered the Mantis, even though I thought this tool might be best suited for cultivating an existing vegetable garden. I was pleasantly surprised this weekend when the Mantis chewed up the roots and kicked back the stones & rocks and pulverized everything in it's wake!!!
What a magnificent little workhorse! It was easy to operate and fun to use. I absolutely love it, and now I'm thinking of more uses around my property. It greatly exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it!
- Pati D
A BIG Thank You!! Thank you for making such a GREAT product. I was totally impressed with the way the Mantis tiller went through my hard clay ground. I have been wanting to put in a small garden in my back yard for sometime now,but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on one of those big tillers. The Mantis tiller was the perfect answer for me. Thanks again for making such a GREAT product!!
- Roger M
"Our land has a lot of small stones, maybe "egg" sized and smaller. I have had a Troy-Bilt for a number of years and like it except for the fact that stones of that size caught in it and I was constantly stopping it to clear the stones. The Mantis whipped through without a problem and it was great."
- Hilda P.
"I have to tell you, this baby works great! I have clay soil and it works just like in the video!"
- George M.
"I was sure the rocks and clay would demolish the tines. I couldn't have been more wrong. I was absolutely amazed at how TOUGH that little machine is. It cuts through the clay and spits out the rocks. The Mantis Tiller has the honor of being my most valued landscaping tool. I find a new task for it every day."
- Jerry S.
Small size - BIG performance
"I don't believe I have ever previously written a letter of this type. Several months ago I purchased a Mantis Tiller as a gift for my wife. She loves to garden. I don't necessarily share her enthusiasm. I bought it on the recommendation of a co-worker who raved about the one he had. Frankly, I thought he was exaggerating however, I was in need of a gift and because of my wife's passion for the yard, I decided to make the purchase. If nothing else, it was easier than going to the mall. ?..Having wrestled with full size tillers in the past, it seemed as though the Mantis was going to be too small to do much of anything. I was very wrong. It is infrequent that you buy something that lives up to the hype contained in the advertisement. If something turns out to be half as good as the sales pitch you're usually very happy. The Mantis does not equal the promises made in your sales literature, it far exceeds them. It is mind-boggling the amount of work that little machine puts out. More amazing is the ease of operation. My wife is a small girl and I was concerned that I would have to handle the tilling phase of her endeavors. That has not been the case. Much to my relief, she operates the Mantis with ease."
- John J.
"I recently purchased one of your Mantis tillers. At the time I read about it, I thought something that small and lightweight couldn't do a good job. I was totally wrong. I am very impressed with how well and fast it does the job. I have been unable to work in my vegetable garden for over 2 years due to a lower back injury. The Mantis tiller has allowed me to get back in my garden which I didn't think I would ever be able to do. The Mantis is a great machine and very easy to assemble. The video tape and instructions are also very easy to follow. I will be telling all my gardening friends about it."
- Jamie P.
"I must admit I was VERY skeptical about this little machine. HOWEVER, after just one day's use, that's no longer true. There's not anything else to say except it's FANTASTIC!! EVERYTHING that is written on it is TRUE! (which can't be said on a lot of things). I am SO thankful that I made the right decision and went with the Mantis tiller! I've got a lot of landscaping projects and this little machine will make the job easier and faster!"
- Valerie C
"We have owned the Mantis for a couple of years now, and are still amazed at all the things it will do. Perhaps the best thing it does for us is to dig holes in hard soil for planting shrubs and trees. We recently planted 18 oleanders along the fence behind our yard. The soil is very hard, but Mantis did the job."
- Diana D
"My friend last winter had a horrendous flood problem in his basement. This last weekend we decided to replace his twenty-year old drainage tile. At depths as much as 3 feet and as shallow as 1 foot. We dug 103 feet of old tile that had in places disintegrated. We used my Mantis to loosen the soil prior to digging. It worked great right down to the three-foot level. I was really happy that it worked so well, and he is an avid Mantis supporter now. Thanks for the great versatile Mantis Tiller."
- Peter N.
"I LOVE THIS TILLER! I had to use the little beast to dig my way out of my place after a 10" snowfall this past December. I slid down my driveway backwards three times before I got out my Mantis and tilled the ice down to the gravel and got out and got to the doctor! Thank you for building such a fine machine."
- Tom M
I don't use my big tiller anymore
I am impressed! I was skeptical that this little 20 lb machine could do the job. No more! We got it a few days ago and I put it together. We had some tough jobs for it and it worked so much better than I thought it would. I won't be borrowing the neighbor’s big tiller anymore and they might be borrowing my Mantis!
- T. Costello
"I traded a 6-hp Troy-Bilt Tiller to purchase one of your Mantis Tillers. Best investment I ever made! We have more than 60 rose bushes and a 70' x 30' garden which was hard clay and stones. No more! With your tiller, I work in all the leaves, grass and manure. I have beautiful soil and no hard work. Plus the best part?no weeds between the rows!"
- Douglas J.
"Finally the day came, I gassed up my new Mantis, pulled the starter cord three times and away we went. I've been a Mantis lover ever since! The more I use it, the more I love it. Our garden is about 30' x 30', so space is tight. When I get to the end of a row, I can pick it up, over and into the next row I go. Not like with a big tiller, where I'd be driving out into the yard, making a big swing and chewing up all the grass just to turn around!"
- D. H.
I just needed to give credit where credit is due. I purchased one of your tillers last year and have been thrilled with it. I have a few raised flower beds that I have built, and for this type of gardening, the Mantis is exceptional. Just yesterday I received the grass dethatcher attachment from you and used it last night. It also works exceptionally well. It took me a couple hours to do what usually takes me days with my lawn. Thanks for producing such an outstanding piece of equipment. I will be passing the word.
- Arnold L
"Just ordered the lawn dethatcher for my Mantis tiller. It worked beyond my wildest dreams. I had a passerby stop me and ask where he could purchase a unit like mine. He rented other dethatchers and used a lawn mower blade that dethatched and said "nothing I used worked as good as that". It was the best purchase I have made for my lawn!"
- William S
"I brought my neglected lawn back to life with the Dethatcher and Aerator attachments."
- Larent D. - Quebec, Canada