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Dh wants a mantis tiller. Are they worth it?

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HarrietJones Sat 06-Aug-11 14:18:07

its a big expense in one go but we have a big area to do on the allotment.

GnomeDePlume Sat 06-Aug-11 17:56:36

My plot neighbour bought one and has now regreted it. He finds that it doesnt get the depth he wants. We have a cultivator type thing link and TBH it gets the soil to the same fineness (is that a word?) but goes down to a greater depth. Our neighbour has borrowed this rather than use his own tiller.

The cultivator is pretty heavy but does the job in no time. It isnt something to use if you arent fully fit. We paid about £200 for it from Wickes and have no regrets. You often see them secondhand.

Something also to consider is a Ryobi strimmer link. It comes with a free hedge trimmer and you can also exchange the head for a tiller link.

If you have a large area to do then the thing to use is a cultivator. A tiller can then be used for weeding between rows.

You can do a lot better than a Mantis IMO! It's neither one thing nor the other but is well marketed!

HarrietJones Sat 06-Aug-11 18:23:35

Thanks we also need a new strummer so have copied that to dh.

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