Deb B
Deb B
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Asked on Apr 8, 2012

need help with my mantis tiller

Deb BKMS WoodworksSouthern Trillium LLC
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the throttle will not turn the tines i know nothing about it i am ready to remodel a flower bed and garden any advice would be appreciated !
6 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 9, 2012

    most of these small gas engines (string trimmer, tiller, chainsaw) use an Inertia type "clutch" These "engage" when the engine is fully rev'd up. In many cases stale or older gas does not burn as well so the engine does not come up to full speed. In tillers debris or weeds can often Clog the tines these need to be keep free of "tangles"

  • Southern Trillium LLC
    on Apr 9, 2012

    I actually had to rebuild a small Mantis tiller several years ago. One of the men that was an original co-founder of our company had a Mantis tiller that did just what you described. I believe I remember ordering a clutch and had it put back together in about 20 minutes. I remember that it would run and spin the tines, but as soon as you touched ground with it, the tines would no longer turn. If you are not handy with tools, you will need to either find a friend or take it to a local shop. I don't remember the price of the part, but the labor was not too bad to fix it.

  • Deb B
    on Apr 10, 2012

    Thank you for the time and tips u shared

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 10, 2012

    You can always go old school on it ( the garden) and pick up your trusty shovel and hoe.

  • Deb B
    on Apr 11, 2012

    thank you for your tips every one have a great day!

  • Deb B
    on Apr 12, 2012

    i carried my Mantis tiller to the shop 6 blocks away to get it serviced this fine misty am! Thank you to everyone for giving free advice and tips and great ideas

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