A Tiller/Cultivator this is cordless?
Yep! Mantis has done it again.
I need to tell you this. I own and have owned for many years a Mantis 2-cycle Tiller/Cultivator and I love it. I use it for all kinds of things. But . . . it’s 2 cycle. That’s fine by me because I keep 2-cycle mix around all the time anyway for my chainsaws and blower. But it’s not ideal for everybody.
I reviewed the Mantis 4-Cycle Tiller/Cultivator and I thought it was a great machine and being 4-cycle you don’t need to mix oil into the fuel. Just regular gas will do. However, my advice is to always add a fuel stabilizer (any auto parts store) into all of the fuel that goes into your small engines. Today’s fuel just doesn’t hold up without it.
Then I reviewed the Mantis Electric Tiller/Cultivator and I was impressed with it’s performance, thought it a good machine for a small yard, great machine for ladies. Am I allowed to say that? I mean my wife could easily use that electric tiller, but chances are she’d have difficulty starting a gas powered machine.
But the electric machine has a cord. That’s a downside.
Today I am reviewing the Mantis Cordless Tiller/Cultivator and I think it’s awesome because it doesn’t need fuel and it doesn’t have a cord! It can’t get any better than that! It’s powered by a single, 58 volt rechargeable battery. Simple as pie. Raise the little door, slide the battery in and start tilling!
But . . . can 58 volts deliver enough power to do the job?
That’s a great and fair question. I have a bit of a confession to make. I had the rechargeable battery on the charger for a long time and with most rechargeable batteries once they are fully charged they stop charging and can actually lose some charge while sitting in the charger. What I usually do is slip the battery out of the charger and put it right back into to start the charging cycle again if I know I’ll need that battery later that day.
I was supposed to do that today, knowing that we were reviewing this machine. I forgot! I meant to, but I flat out forgot to do it. So when we started our demo, started shooting video, I really had no idea how much of a charge the battery had. Shame on me!
How well did it work? See for yourself . . .
I honestly was impressed with this Tiller/Cultivator. This soil is pretty rocky and in the video you can hear and see the machine hitting rocks and digging them right out. Nice little tiller that is super easy to use!
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