Mantis, a leader in the handheld mini-tiller/cultivator market for nearly 30 years, is about to break through the large property barrier with the launch of the new Mantis XP Tiller/Cultivator, the Mantis alternative to larger, heavier tillers. The new XP brings the same versatility and ease of use features of the Mantis Mini-Tiller/Cultivator to a wider tilling unit comparable to larger mid/rear tine tillers at a fraction of the size and weight.
Weighing in at 34 pounds, the compact XP utilizes the power of a 35cc Honda 4-cycle engine to spin Mantis’ patented serpentine tines up to 240 rpm – easily busting through sod and the hardest most compact soils up to ten inches deep in a wide 16-inch swath. The XP utilizes a unique dual tine bank drive shaft that provides for exceptional control and maneuverability at a wide cut. Independently mounted dual tine banks offer the flexibility to go from a wide 16-inch width to a single tine bank “Mantis Mini” width of 9-inches in a matter of seconds by simply removing a tine bank from each side.
Like the Mantis Mini-Tiller/Cultivator, the Mantis XP can also power a variety of optional attachments enabling the user to be able to aerate, dethatch, and plow and more with a single unit.
The Mantis XP offers the brings together the convenience of a mini tiller with the power and digging width to be productive in larger projects. Features of the new Mantis XP Tiller/Cultivator:
- 35cc Honda® 4-cycle Engine – no fuel mixing, easy to start, fuel-efficient
- Tine speed: up to 240 rpm
Weight: 34 lbs.
- Individually mounted tine banks (2 each side) offer tilling width flexibility:
- Dual Tine Bank Width: 16-inches
- Single Tine Bank Width: Traditional “Mantis Mini” 9-inches
- Patented serpentine tines easily slice through sod and hard, compact soil up to 10-inches deep
- Fold-down handle arms make for easy transport and storage
- Optional turf and yard care attachments available
5-Year Consumer / 2-Year Commercial Warranty
- Mantis patented serpentine tines are guaranteed for life against breakage
The Mantis XP will make its commercial debut at the 2010 GIE+EXPO at the Louisville Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, October 28th - 30th. See the Mantis XP at booth #3058 and give the unit a try at outside demo booth 7506D.
To learn more about the full line of Mantis products including the new Mantis XP visit the Mantis website at www.mantisdealer.com or call Mantis toll-free at 877-596-6337.
For nearly 30 years, Mantis has made gardening easier with its famous tiller/cultivators, dual-chamber composter, and many other gardener-friendly tools. Mantis products are available direct from the Southampton, PA factory, via mail-order, and through more than 4,500 equipment dealerships and retailers nationwide. To learn more about Mantis products visit their website at www.mantis.com.
Mantis is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.