Over 25 years ago a small red tiller was first introduced to UK gardeners
Back then, all tillers were big, heavy behemoths that were difficult to manoeuvre. Using a tiller was a big, manly chore. After tilling a garden with a giant beast of a machine, every muscle in your body ached.By comparison, the little red Mantis Tiller/Cultivator looked like a toy. It weighed in at just 20 pounds / 9 kg, and you could easily pick it up with one hand to move it from garage to garden. But when you pulled the cord to start the petrol engine, the Mantis Tiller ’ s patented tines chewed up soil with amazing ease. Here was a piece of power equipment that actually delivered on its promises. It really did make gardening easier by taking the backbreaking strain out of tilling garden soil.