Mantis 7225 Owner`s manual

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Tiller/Cultivator
OWNER’S MANUAL
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WELCOME TO THE WORLD
OF MANTIS GARDENING!
Here’s your new MANTIS Tiller...
the lightweight wonder that “Makes
Gardening Easier.”
Unlike big tillers, your MANTIS Tiller
weighs only 20 pounds. So it lifts easily,
handles smoothly, tills and weeds precisely.
And, unlike other small tillers, it features
serpentine tines that churn soil up to ten
inches deep. It creates a soft, smooth seed
bed, even in problem soil.
Once you know how to use your tiller
correctly, we guarantee you’ll love it. So
first, please read this manual. It shows, step
by step, how to use your tiller safely. Plus,
it shows how the MANTIS Border Edger
can make light work of your edging needs.
If you have questions about any topic in
this Manual, or if you wish to order
MANTIS Attachments, contact your local
authorized MANTIS dealer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Rules & Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Engine & Fuel Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Assembly and Mixing Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
What to Do Just in Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Getting to Your Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Tilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Service Maintenance Guide & Specifications .10
Tine Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
2
Tilling/Cultivating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using The Border/Edger Attachment . . . . . . . .16
MANTIS Tiller Assembly Layout . . . . . . . . . . .16
Engine Parts Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-19
Emission
Control Warranty Statement . . . .19-Back Cover
Limited Warranty Information . . . . .Back Cover
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SAFETY RULES & WARNINGS
You will notice throughout this Owners Manual Safety Rules and Important Notes. Make sure you
understand and obey these warnings for your own protection.
I. Special Safety Information
! WARNING • DANGER !
! WARNING • DANGER !
ATTENTION: THIS SYMBOL POINTS
OUT OUR IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCIDENTS,
COMPLY WITH THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IN THIS MANUAL.
WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL, !
HEED IT’S WARNING!! STAY ALERT!!
FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY, AND/OR EQUIPMENT
AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
II. Safety & Warnings
! WARNING • DANGER !
IMPROPER USE OR CARE OF THIS TILLER OR FAILURE TO WEAR PROPER
PROTECTION CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
! WARNING
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL.
WEAR HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION.
The Engine Exhaust from this
product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
III. Safety Decal Information
An important part of the safety system incorporated in this tiller are the warning
and information decals found on various parts of the tiller. These decals must be replaced
in time due to abrasion, etc. It is your responsibility to replace these decals when they
become hard to read. The location and part numbers (P/N) of these decals are illustrated on Page 16.
P/N 400620
CUTTING HAZARD; KEEP
FEET AND HANDS AWAY
FROM ROTATING TINES.
DO NOT CARRY THE
TILLER IN THIS
POSITION.
READ OWNER’S MANUAL
BEFORE USING TILLER, OR
PERFORMING ANY REPAIR
OR MAINTENANCE. KEEP
OWNERS MANUAL IN A
SAFE PLACE.
DON’T FUEL, REFUEL,
OR CHECK FUEL WHILE
SMOKING, OR NEAR AN
OPEN FLAME OR
OTHER IGNITION
SOURCE.
DON’T OPERATE
INDOORS
P/N 400630
EMISSION CONTROL
The emission control system for the engine is EM/TWC (Engine
Modification and 3-way Catalyst) and for the fuel tank the Control
System is EVAP (Evaporative Emissions) or N (for nylon tank).
Evaporative emission may be applicable to California models only.
An Emission
Control Label is
located on the engine
(This is an EXAMPLE
ONLY, information on
label varies by
engine FAMILY.)
PRODUCT EMISSION DURABILITY
The 300 hour emission durability compliance
period is the time span selected by the manufacturer
certifying the engine emissions output meets
applicable emissions regulations, provided that
approved maintenance procedures are followed
as listed in the Maintenance Section of this manual.
CAUTION: WHEN ASSEMBLING
THE HANDLES, MAKE SURE
FUEL TANK FACES OPERATOR.
THIS IS THE REAR OF THE
TILLER, REFER TO ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTION ON PAGE 7.
INCORRECT ASSEMBLY.
WEAR EAR AND EYE
PROTECTION.
MIX UNLEADED GAS
WITH 2 CYCLE 50:1 OIL.
! WARNING • DANGER !
IF THE TILLER IS USED IMPROPERLY OR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED,
THE USERS RISK SERIOUS INJURY TO THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. READ AND
UNDERSTAND THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS TILLER.
! WARNING • DANGER !
OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT MAY CREATE SPARKS THAT CAN START FIRES
AROUND DRY VEGETATION. A SPARK ARRESTOR IS INSTALLED. THE OPERATOR
SHOULD CONTACT LOCAL FIRE AGENCIES FOR LAWS OR REGULATIONS RELATING TO
FIRE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS.
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IV. Warnings - Do’s
Read and understand the owner’s
manual. Pay particular attention to all
sections regarding safety.
1. Always keep a firm grip on both
handles while the tines are moving and/or
the engine is running. BE AWARE!! The
tines may coast after throttle trigger is
released. Make sure tines have come to a
complete stop and engine is off before
letting go of the tiller.
2. Always maintain a firm footing and
good balance. Do not overreach while
operating the tiller. Before you start to use
the tiller check the work area for obstacles
that might cause you to lose your footing,
balance or control of the machine.
are doing and use common sense. Do not
operate unit when fatigued.
to be sure the equipment is in safe working
condition.
6. Always dress properly. Do not wear
loose clothing or jewelry, they might get
caught in moving parts. Use sturdy gloves.
Gloves reduce the transmission of vibration
to your hands. Prolonged exposure to
vibration can cause numbness and other
ailments.
12. Use extreme caution when reversing
or pulling the machine towards you.
7. While working, always wear
substantial footwear and long trousers. Do
not operate the equipment when barefoot
or wearing open sandals.
15. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
8. Always wear ear and eye protection.
Eye protection must meet ANSI Z 87.1. To
avoid hearing damage, we recommend
hearing protection be worn whenever using
the equipment.
13. Work only in daylight or good
artificial light.
14. Always be sure of your footing on
slopes.
16. Always keep a safe distance
between two or more people when
working together.
17. Always inspect your unit before
each use and ensure that all handles,
guards and fasteners are secure, operating,
and in place.
3. Thoroughly inspect the area where
equipment is to be used and remove all
objects, which can be thrown by the
machine.
9. To reduce fire hazard, keep the
engine, and petrol/gas storage area free of
vegetative material and excessive grease.
18. Always maintain and examine your
Tiller with care. Follow maintenance
instructions given in manual.
4. Always keep area clear of children,
pets, and bystanders.
10. Start the engine carefully, according
to the manufacturer’s instructions and with
feet well away from tool(s).
19. Always store tiller in a sheltered
area (a dry place), not accessible to
children. The tiller as well as fuel should
not be stored in a house.
5. Always stay alert. Watch what you
V. Warnings - Don'ts
Don’t use tiller with one hand. Keep
both hands on handles with fingers and
thumbs encircling the handles, while tines
are moving, and engine is running.
Don’t overreach. Keep a good footing at
all times.
11. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight
Don’t run with the machine, walk.
Don’t work on excessively steep slopes.
Don’t attempt to clear tines while they
are moving. Never try to remove jammed
material before switching the engine off
and making sure the tines have stopped
completely.
Don’t allow children or incapable
people to operate this tiller.
Don’t operate while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Don’t attempt to repair this tiller. Have
repairs made by a qualified dealer or
repairman. See that only original MANTIS
parts are used.
! WARNING • DANGER !
HANDLE FUEL WITH CARE, IT IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. FUELING A HOT ENGINE OR NEAR AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN
CAUSE A FIRE AND RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
VI. Engine/Fuel Warnings - Do’s
Always use fresh gasoline in the fuel
mixture. Stale gasoline can cause damage.
Always store fuel in containers
specifically designed for this purpose.
Always pull starter cord slowly until
resistance is felt. Then pull cord rapidly to
avoid kickback and prevent arm or hand
injury.
Always operate engine with spark
arrestor installed and operating properly.
The use of spark arrestor mufflers is
required by law in the state of California
(Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code), as well as in other states
or municipalities. Federal laws apply on
federal lands.
Stop the engine whenever you leave the
machine.
Allow the engine to cool before storing
in any enclosure.
If the fuel tank needs to be drained, this
should be done outdoors.
VII. Engine/Fuel Warnings - Don’ts
Don’t fuel, refuel or check fuel while
smoking, or near an open flame or other
ignition source. Stop engine and be sure it is
cool before refueling.
Don’t leave the engine running while the
tiller is unattended. Stop engine before
putting the tiller down or while transporting
from one place to another.
Don’t refuel, start or run this tiller
indoors or in an improperly ventilated area.
Don’t run engine when electrical system
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Don’t crank engine with spark plug
removed unless spark plug wire is
disconnected. Sparks can ignite fumes.
Don’t operate the unit if gasoline is
spilled. Clean up spill completely before
starting engine.
Don’t operate your tiller if there is an
accumulation of debris around the muffler,
and cooling fins.
Don’t touch hot mufflers, cylinders
or cooling fins as contact may cause
serious burns.
Don’t run engine when the odor of gasoline
is present or other explosive conditions exist.
Don’t change the engine governor
setting or over speed the engine.
causes spark outside the cylinder. During
periodical checks of the spark plug, keep
plug a safe distance from cylinder to avoid
burning of evaporated fuel from cylinder.
Don’t check for spark with spark plug or
plug wire removed. Use an approved tester.
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ASSEMBLY
! WARNING • DANGER !
T8,T7,T42
T26 T27
IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THIS TILLER CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY. MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY.
T1
Your MANTIS Tiller comes partially assembled. You must
install only the handlebars, the carrying handle, and the tines.
This will take just a few minutes if you follow the directions.
First, take all items out of the carton. But do not remove
the cardboard from around the Tiller’s base.
T3
T29
T40
T39
Quantity Description
1
1
2
1
1
The list at the right, shows the parts that come with your
tiller. Check to make sure you have them.
The bag of hardware is in the plastic bag containing the
Owner’s Manual and DVD.
To assemble your MANTIS Tiller, you’ll need two 7/16”
wrenches or two adjustable wrenches. We suggest that you
install all nuts and bolts only “finger tight” — that is, onehalf to one full turn — until you’ve completed assembly.
The nuts are self locking, but you must use a wrench to
tighten them completely.
1
1
1
2
4
2
2
2
1
2
2
HOW TO ASSEMBLE LOWER HANDLES
To identify part numbers, see page 16.
1. Use the protective cardboard sleeve to stabilize
your tiller. Stand the engine assembly (#T8) up.
2. Lay the handle parts within easy reach. You’ll need
one of the handle clamps (#T38) and one of the lower
handles (#T3). Note that the lower handles have a short leg
on one end. (Picture 1)
3. Fit the handle clamp along the outside of the short
leg. Line up the holes on the clamp and the leg.
4. Choose one of the two 3-inch bolts (#T36). Slide it
through the first set of holes — near the elbow where the
lower handle curves. (Picture 2)
5. Now slide the other lower handle onto the 3-inch
bolt. (Picture 3.) Fit the other clamp onto this other
handle’s short leg. Add a nut and tighten finger tight.
6. Locate the worm gear housing. It starts just above —
and extends down through — the tiller’s red fender guard.
You’ll notice that there’s a recessed channel on either side
of the housing’s top. (Picture 4.)
7. Take the lower handles that you’ve just put together.
Slide them into the two recessed channels.
! Make sure you insert them from the rear of the tiller
(gasoline tank faces the operator)... so that the bolt fits
along the back of the housing. (Picture 5)
8. Slide the second 3-inch bolt through the second set of
holes in the short legs. Add a nut and tighten finger tight.
T2
T5
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED MANTIS DEALER
*Key #
Upper Handle Assembly
T2
Upper Handle Throttle Side Assembly
T1
Lower Handles
T3
Pair Tiller/Cultivator Tines
T26/T27
Engine Assembly (includes Fender
Guard & Worm Gear Transmission) T8, T7, T42
Handle Brace
T5
Plastic Carrying Handle
T29
Bag of Hardware Containing:
Cap Screws
T34*
Lock Nuts
T35
Bolts (3” long)
T36
Tine Retaining Pins
T28
Handle Clamps
T38
Throttle Clips
T6
Bolts
T39
Knobs
T40
*These numbers are the same numbers shown on the Parts Layout on
page 16.
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
NOTE: THE
LOCK NUTS
ARE STAMPED.
FINGER TIGHT IS
APPROXIMATELY
1/2 TO 1-1/2
TURNS.
Picture 4
Picture 5
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ASSEMBLY (continued)
HOW TO ASSEMBLE
UPPER HANDLES &
PLASTIC CARRYING
HANDLE.
1. Lightly squeeze the lower handles
(#T3) toward one another so that they
line up with the two smaller holes on
the carrying handle (#T29). Then slide
the carrying handle over and down the
lower handles. It will rest about four to
six inches above the engine. (Picture 1)
2. Gently pull the lower handles out
to their original position.
3. Attach the upper handle assembly
(#T1) – the handle with the throttle
cable and ground wire – onto the right
handle, and secure with the handle
knob (#T40) and 1 round head bolt
(#T39) (Picture 2). Be sure you have
proper throttle movements and that
the throttle cable is not wrapped or
twisted around the handle bar. Press
lockout button, squeeze trigger and let
go. The triangle must click in both
directions. If there is any doubt,
remove air filter and visually check
that the throttle triangle hits both the
idle screw and the full open stop. THIS
MUST BE DONE BEFORE STARTING
THE ENGINE.
4. Follow the same steps to install
the left upper handle onto the other
lower handle. (Picture 3)
5. Use the clip (#T6) to secure the
throttle cable and wire in place on the
lower handle. (Picture 4)
6. Now install the Handle Brace.
Line it up with the holes on the upper
handles. Then insert a Cap Screw
(#T34) and a Lock Nut (#T35) on
either side (Picture 5)
7. Use a wrench to tighten Cap
Screws and Lock Nuts.
8. Now use wrench to tighten all
nuts and bolts firmly and securely.
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
!
WARNING:
Improper throttle
installation can
cause tines to
rotate unexpectedly.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Make sure you have installed the
handles properly. When you stand
behind your tiller, holding the
handles, you should face the
gasoline tank.
Picture 5
! WARNING • DANGER !
REMOVE TINES BEFORE STARTING ENGINE AND MAKING ADJUSTMENTS.
Assembling the Tines for
Tilling
1. Remove the cardboard from around
your Tiller’s base.
2. Slide the tines onto the axle shafts.
The “D” hole goes on the outside.
3. Make sure you’ve installed the tines
properly for tilling. Liken the tines to
your fingers. When your palm faces the
ground, your fingers curl down. Stand
behind the Tiller and hold your hand
next to the tines. Do the tine blades curl
down, as your fingers do? If so, they are
in the tilling position. (To switch to the
cultivating position, see page 11.)
4. To secure each tine to the axle,
insert a tine retaining pin.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Before you use your MANTIS Tiller,
read the Safety Rules & Warnings on
pages 3-4.
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Here’s how to mix the oil with
the gas:
1. Pour 1/2 of the gasoline into a safe
container. Do not mix the fuel and oil in
the engine fuel tank.
2. Add 2.6 ounces of two-cycle
engine oil to the gasoline and mix.
Then add the rest of the gasoline.
3. Screw the cap onto the gasoline
can. Then swirl the can to blend the
oil and gas.
4. Carefully pour the fuel mix into
the tiller’s fuel tank. After putting the
fuel tank’s cap back on, wipe up any
spilled fuel from tank and gasoline
can.
IMPORTANT:
Two stroke fuel separates and ages. Do
not mix more than you will use in a
month. Using old fuel can cause
difficult starting or engine damage.
Shake fuel container to thoroughly mix
fuel before each use. Do not attempt to
run your engine on gasoline only, use
proper fuel mixture.
Need more pre-measured engine oil?
You can order it from your local
authorized MANTIS dealer.
Remember …
•Always mix two-cycle oil with
gasoline before fueling your tiller.
Never, ever run your tiller on gasoline
alone. This will ruin your engine and
void all warranties.
•Always use a clean gas can and always
use unleaded gas.
•Never try to mix the oil and gasoline
in the engine fuel tank.
•Always mix oil and gas in the proper
proportions: 2.6 ounces of two-cycle
engine oil to one gallon of unleaded
gasoline.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Do Not use old or stale oil/gasoline
mixture. Always use the proper
oil/gasoline mixture. If you do not,
your engine will suffer rapid,
permanent damage. And you will
void the engine warranty.
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ASSEMBLY (continued)
Mixing Fuel
!
WARNING • DANGER
Your MANTIS Tiller is
powered by a commercial two
stroke, air cooled engine
which requires a fuel mixture
of gasoline and lubricating oil.
FUEL IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE.
HANDLE IT WITH CARE. KEEP AWAY FROM
IGNITION SOURCES. DO NOT SMOKE
WHILE FUELING YOUR EQUIPMENT.
Use a mixture of 50 parts
unleaded regular gasoline and
1 part two-stroke
MANTIS oil (50:1.) Use
branded 89 octane (R+M/2)
unleaded gasoline or gasohol
(maximum 10% ethyl
alcohol, or 15% MTBE, no
methyl alcohol.)
1 gallon
2.6 oz. bottle of
MANTIS 50:1 2-cycle engine oil
! WARNING • DANGER !
ALTERNATIVE FUELS, SUCH AS E-15 (20% ETHANOL), E-85 (85% ETHANOL) OR ANY FUELS NOT MEETING ECHO REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT APPROVED
FOR USE IN ECHO 2-STROKE GASOLINE ENGINES. USE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS MAY CAUSE PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS, LOSS OF POWER,
OVERHEATING, FUEL VAPOR LOCK AND UNINTENDED MACHINE OPERATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPROPER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT.
ALTERNATIVE FUELS MAY ALSO CAUSE PREMATURE DETERIORATION OF FUEL LINES, GASKETS, CARBURETORS AND OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS.
STARTING
To Start Your Tiller for the
First Time:
1. Fill the fuel tank with the proper
oil/gasoline mixture.
(See previous section.)
2. Hand tighten the gasoline cap just
until it’s snug.
3. Place the o/I switch into the I
“start/on” position. (Picture 1)
4. Pull the choke button all the way
out, to completely close the choke.
(Picture 2)
5. Locate the purge bulb on the
upper right of the engine, in front of
the fuel tank. (See Picture 3) It sends
fuel into the carburetor, for easy
starting. Press the purge bulb until
you see fuel flow through the clear fuel
return line. Since you’re starting
“cold,” you may need to press six to
eight times. As soon as fuel starts
flowing through the clear fuel line, stop
pressing! (Picture 3)
6. Don’t press the throttle trigger
during the starting of the engine.
7. Pull the starter cord (Picture 4)
until resistance is felt. Then give the
recoil starter cord a few brisk pulls until
the engine fires. Note: Pull the starter
cord about 12" to 18". During cold starting, you may need to pull at least three or
four times before the engine fires.
NOTE: When the choke is closed,
never pull the cord more than four or
five times. Overpulling may cause
flooding. Also, bear in mind that, when
the engine fires, it only coughs or
sputters, and will not run on choke.
8. Push the choke button in, all the
way, to open the choke. (Picture 5)
9. Then pull the starter cord again.
The engine should start and run. Let the
engine warm up two to three minutes
before using.
Follow these steps whenever you are
starting the engine “cold”, or when the
engine has run dry and you have just
added fuel. Remember, always use short,
brisk pulls. Don’t give the cord a long,
forceful yank. And, do not let the cord
snap back into the starter housing.
Never use starting fluids as they will cause permanent engine
damage. Using them will void the warranty. Before you use the
tiller, read the Safety & Warning rules on pages 3-4.
Starting a
Warm Engine
Picture 3
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 4
Picture 5
! WARNING !
1. Push ignition switch to I
“start/on” position.
2. Push choke button in to
the RUN (open) position.
3. If there is no fuel in the
clear return line, push primer
bulb 3-4 times or until fuel is
visible in the line.
4. Pull starter rope using
short pulls, 1/2 to 2/3 of the
rope length.
5. If engine fails to start in 4
pulls, use “First Time” starting
procedure on page this page.
6. With engine running, and
both hands on the handles,
press the throttle lock out
button (Pic. 1), then squeeze the
throttle trigger gradually to
increase the engine speed and
engage the tines.
NOTE: Once the throttle
trigger is squeezed, you can
release the lockout button (Pic. 2).
NOTE: Step #6 must be
repeated each time your tiller
trigger is released.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL BLADE ENGAGEMENT
DO NOT SQUEEZE THE THROTTLE
TRIGGER WHEN STARTING.
MAINTAIN PROPER IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT
(2500-3100 RPM)
Picture 1
Picture 2
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STARTING (continued)
Additional Information
How to Stop
the Engine
Simply push the o/I
“stop/start” switch to
“o” (Picture 3). This
will stop the engine
instantly. If it should
Picture 3
ever fail to do so, just
pull out the choke button. The engine
will stop at once.
About the Choke
The choke controls the amount of
air drawn into the engine. Your tiller
will run only if the choke is open —
that is, if the choke is pushed in.
A Special Feature
(with the idle set properly
and the engine running)
Even when the engine is running,
the tines won’t turn unless you press
the throttle lock out button and
squeeze the throttle lever on the
handlebars. And, when you release the
throttle lever, the tines will stop.
A Tip for Extending
Your Engine’s Life
After you start the engine, let your
tiller warm up for two to three minutes
before you use it. Then, before you put
your tiller away, let it idle for a minute to
give the engine a chance to cool down.
!
WARNING
!
•
DANGER
IF ENGINE DOES NOT STOP WHEN
SWITCH IS PUT IN THE STOP
POSITION, RELEASE THE THROTTLE,
ALLOW ENGINE TO IDLE. PUT THE
TILLER DOWN, AND PULL THE
CHOKE BUTTON OUT TO COLD
START (CLOSED) POSITION. CHECK
AND RETURN IGNITION SWITCH TO
ON POSITION BEFORE STARTING
ENGINE AGAIN.
WHAT TO DO JUST IN CASE
If you follow the normal
starting procedure, you should
have no problem starting your
tiller. But, just in case you do
have problems, here’s what to do.
Make sure the o/I switch is on I
“start.” You’d be surprised how
many people forget to push the
switch into the “I” position.
If the switch was on “o” when
you pulled the cord, you may have
flooded the engine.
Just re-attach the line to the filter, and
put the filter back in the tank. Then
follow the normal starting procedure.
Here’s Another Way to
Start your MANTIS Tiller
Picture 1
! WARNING !
MAKE SURE THE START/STOP SWITCH
IS IN THE STOP POSITION. KEEP PLUG
WIRE AWAY FROM ENGINE TO AVOID
UNINTENTIONAL SPARK.
•First, examine the spark plug. Use the
special wrench that comes with our
optional MANTIS Handy Item Kit
(Item #8444) or a 3/4 inch spark plug
wrench. (Picture 1)
•Remove the cap over the spark plug.
•Unscrew the spark plug. (Picture 2)
IMPORTANT NOTE:
To avoid possible damage to the threads, do
not try to remove the plug from a hot
aluminum cylinder head.
ECHO strongly suggests NOT to recommend
end users remove the spark plug and pull
the engine over to "pump" the excess fuel
out of the engine Any inadvertent spark
could cause a fire or explosion.
Starting a Flooded Engine
1. If the end of the spark plug is wet,
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Picture 2
Picture 3
the engine may be flooded. Make sure
the switch is in the “o” position,
disconnect spark plug wire and
remove plug. Use a paper towel or a
clean rag to dry the spark plug, then,
with the spark plug out of the engine,
pull the starter cord several times.
Next, replace the spark plug.
Use the wrench to tighten it and replace
the cap. Next, put the switch in the “I”
position and pull the choke button out.
Pull the starter cord three or four times
until the engine coughs or sputters.
Open the choke (push the choke button
in) and pull the cord a few times. The
engine should start and run.
2. If the end of the spark plug is dry,
check to see if the fuel line is blocked.
First loosen the fuel cap to relieve the
pressure in the tank. The fuel line runs
from the fuel tank to the carburetor.
Pull it off at the carburetor end. Fuel
should drip slowly from the line. Wipe
off any excess or spilled fuel.
If fuel does not drip from the line,
check the line for any bends or pinches.
(Picture 3). Kinks in the line restrict the
flow of fuel to the engine. Just
straighten out the line. Reconnect. Then
follow the normal starting procedure.
If fuel drips too freely, the line may be
disconnected from the fuel filter. You’ll
find the fuel filter inside the fuel tank.
If you follow the steps above and
your engine still won’t start, try this:
1. Push the switch to “I”.
2. Push in the choke button to open
the choke.
3. Press the plastic bubble a few times.
4. Give the starter cord a few short,
quick pulls. The engine should start
and run.
5. If the engine does not start, then
pull out the choke button to close the
choke. Pull the starter cord four to five
times. The engine should sputter or
cough.
6. After the engine sputters, push the
choke button in. Then pull the starter
cord. The engine should start and run.
7. If the engine still does not start,
repeat steps 2 through 6.
8. If the engine still does not start,
call your local authorized MANTIS
dealer.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Never use starting fluids. Starting fluids
will cause permanent engine damage.
Using them will void the warranty.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Before you use your MANTIS Tiller,
read the Safety Rules & Warnings on
pages 3-4.
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GETTING YOUR TILLER TO YOUR GARDEN
Walk it.
Take It for a Ride.
Once your tiller is running, you can
“walk” it to your garden. Just press the
throttle lock out button and squeeze
the throttle lever gently and let the
tiller “tip-toe” across your yard on its
tines. It won’t hurt your lawn or
driveway.
You can easily transport your
MANTIS Tiller to a friend’s or relative’s
house. Just empty the fuel tank. (This
is crucial.) Then stow your Tiller in
the trunk of your car or truck. It fits
easily. And you can put it in and take it
out without straining your back.
Carry It.
Make sure the engine is off. Then
use one hand to grasp the convenient
carrying handle. Use the other hand to
hold the handlebars. (Picture 1) Then
lift your tiller and carry it to your
garden. Since it weighs only 20
pounds, it won’t strain your muscles or
tire you out!
!
WARNING !
Picture 1
Picture 2
NEVER CARRY YOUR TILLER
AS THE PERSON IN PICTURE 2 IS DOING.
IF YOU DO, YOU WILL SUFFER
SERIOUS INJURY.
TILLING
Now You’re Ready to Use Your
MANTIS Tiller.
Picture 1
If you’ve seen other tillers, your MANTIS
Tiller may surprise you. It tills best when
you pull it backward! You see, when you
pull your MANTIS Tiller backward, you
give extra resistance to the tines, so they dig
deeper. (Picture 1)
What’s more when you go backward, you
erase your footprints. So your soil stays
light and fluffy. With other tillers, by
contrast, you walk right over the soil you’ve
just tilled, packing it down, so it’s less
plantable.
Run Your MANTIS Tiller like
a Vacuum Cleaner.
Picture 2
Place your Tiller at the head of the row
or area you want to till. Start it up. Then
use an easy rocking motion. First, pull your
Tiller backward. Then use an easy rocking
motion. Again, pull your Tiller backward.
Then, let it move forward just a little bit.
Then pull it backward again. This will help
you till deeper.
Keep repeating these steps until you’ve
tilled an entire row. Start again on the next
row. It’s much like running a vacuum
cleaner! (Picture 2)
You Can Even Control Depth.
For Deeper Tilling:
Move your Tiller slowly back and forth,
as you would a vacuum cleaner. Work the
same area over and over until you’ve dug to
your desired depth. (Picture 3)
For Shallow Tilling:
Switch the tines to the cultivating
position. (See page 11 to learn how.) Then
move your Tiller quickly over your soil
surface.
For Big Weeds or Tough Roots:
Let your Tiller rock back and forth over
the tough spot, until the tines slice
through the weed or root.
Your MANTIS Tiller Handles
Special Tilling Projects.
Want to turn part of your lawn into a
colorful flower border? Your MANTIS Tiller
makes it easy! Just run your Tiller back and
forth until the sod begins to break up. Then
continue tilling. Your Tiller will chop the
clumps of sod until they’re fine. Then, it
will work them into the soil. Pretty soon,
you’ll have a soft, fresh planting bed.
! WARNING • DANGER !
Picture 3
THE OPERATOR OF THIS TILLER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
ACCIDENTS OR HAZARDS OCCURRING TO HIMSELF, OTHER
PEOPLE OR THEIR PROPERTY.
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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Dry Weight . . . . . . .2.8kg — 6 lbs., 3 ounces
Type of Engine . . . .Air Cooled, Two stroke, Single-Cylinder,
Gasoline Engine
Rotation . . . . . . . . . .Clockwise, viewed from TOP
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.2 mm (1.268 in.)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . .26.0 mm (1.04 in.)
Spark Plug . . . . . . . .NGK BPM8Y
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . .Premixed two stroke fuel
Fuel Oil Ratio . . . . .50:1 ratio with MANTIS oil
Gasoline . . . . . . . . .Unleaded (see page 7)
Displacement . . . . .21.2 cc (1.294 cu. in.)
Exhaust System . . . .Spark arrester muffler
Carburetor . . . . . . . .ZAMA diaphragm model C1U type
Ignition System . . . .Flywheel magneto, capacitor discharge
ignition type
Starter . . . . . . . . . . .Automatic rewind type
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Designated, two-stroke, air-cooled
engine oil
Fuel Tank Capacity .0.5 lit. (17.0 oz.)
SERVICE MAINTENANCE GUIDE
This chart shows necessary EPA emission maintenance information for fuel tanks/systems and Exhaust Port
Cleaning intervals.
COMPONENT/
SYSTEM
Air Filter
Choke Shutter
Fuel Filter
Fuel Cap Gasket
Fuel System
Spark Plug
Cooling System
Muffler Spark Arrestor
Cylinder Exhaust Port
Gear Housing
Tines
Recoil Starter Rope
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
MAINTENANCE REQ’D SKILL DAILY OR
PROCEDURE
LEVEL BEFORE USE
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C*
I/C
Inspect/Clean
1
Inspect
Inspect/Replace
Inspect/Replace
Inspect/Clean
Inspect/Clean
Inspect/Clean/Replace
Inspect/Clean/Decarbon
Grease
Inspect/Clean
Inspect/Clean
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
EVERY
REFUEL
3 MONTHS YEARLY 600
OR 90 HOURS HOURS
I*
I*
I(2)*
I/R*
R*
I(2)*
I/C/R*
I/C
I/C/R*
I/C
I(1)
I/C
I/C*
I*
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE LETTER CODES: I = INSPECT, R = REPLACE, C = CLEAN
IMPORTANT NOTE - Time intervals shown are maximum. Actual use and your experience will determine
the frequency of required maintenance.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE NOTES:
(1) Apply "0" or "00" EP Grease every 25 hours of use.
(2) Low evaporative fuel tanks DO NOT require regular maintenance to maintain emission integrity.
* Replacement is recommended based on the finding of damage or wear during inspection.
Notes:
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TILLING/CULTIVATING
! WARNING • DANGER !
How about a family-size
vegetable garden?
IF YOUR TINES GET JAMMED OR
ENTANGLED, SHUT OFF THE ENGINE AT
ONCE. REMOVE THE SPARK PLUG WIRE
THEN REMOVE THE OBSTRUCTION
WHILE THE ENGINE IS OFF. NEVER TRY
TO REMOVE AN OBSTRUCTION
WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
SERIOUS INJURY CAN RESULT.
Nowadays many gardeners prefer
small gardens — especially in the
suburbs, where space is at a
premium. But, if you’re fortunate
enough to own a large lot, you can
create a bigger garden — a half acre
or more. Here’s how:
1. First, hire someone with a
Your MANTIS Tiller Makes
Weeding a Pleasure!
As a tiller, your MANTIS Tiller
works the soil down to 10” (25.4 cm)
deep. But, as a cultivator, it gently
cultivates the surface, only 2” to 3”
(5.09 cm to 7.62 cm) deep.
First, you must change the tines to
the weeding position. This takes less
than a minute.
Then, your MANTIS Tiller’s sharp
“tine teeth” will slice up those pesky
weeds, burying them as you go along.
And, since the tines in this position
won’t dig too deep, they won’t hurt
your plants’ precious root systems.
tractor or big tiller to break ground
for you. This is a one-time-only
investment that’s well worth the
small cost.
2. Then, use your Tiller to break
up any remaining clumps of soil or
sod. Unlike a tractor or big tiller,
your MANTIS Tiller is a precision
tool. It will pulverize your soil into a
smooth seed bed.
The result? Your Tiller will cut your
weeding time in half, and turn a
tiresome chore into a pleasure.
How to Switch From Tilling to
Cultivating Position
1. Make sure your Tiller is off.
2. Remove the retaining pins from
the tines.
3. Remove the tines from the axle.
4. Place the right-side tine onto the
left-side axle. Place the left side tine
onto the right-side axle. The “D” hole
should be to the outside.
5. Here is how to make sure you’ve
installed the tines properly. Stand behind
Picture 1
Picture 2
the Tiller and hold your hand, palm up,
next to the tines. Do the tine points
curl up, as your fingers do? If so, they
are in the correct cultivating position.
6. Reinsert the pins.
CULTIVATING
Now You’re Ready to
Cultivate or Weed.
Tilling Position
Tine teeth point in the
same direction as the
rotation of the tine; or
toward the front of the
Tiller, away from the
operator.
Cultivating
Position
Tine teeth point in the
opposite direction as the
rotation of the tine. Tines
point toward the back of
the tiller, or toward the
operator.
Guide your Tiller where you
want to weed and start it up.
Pull your Tiller backward
slowly, then let it move forward
a bit, in a gentle rocking
motion. Watch it slice, shred,
and bury those weeds!
Got tough weeds? Lighten
your pressure on the throttle to
slow your Tiller down. Then
work back and forth until your
Tiller chops up the weeds. It’s
easy and effective!
Remember, any tiller will
tangle in tall grass, stringy
vines, or super-big weeds. So, if
you have a “backyard jungle,”
first use a knife, pruner, or
brush cutter to chop up the
overgrowth. If the tines become
tangled anyway, push the
switch to the “o” position to
turn the engine off completely
before trying to clear them.
The optional Tine Detangler
(Item #1322) will clear tines in
a jiffy. Call your local authorized
MANTIS dealer.
Your MANTIS Tiller
Will Weed Between
Narrow Rows!
Your MANTIS Tiller is a
precision weeder that easily fits in
tight places. So don’t be afraid to
weed anywhere: between plants
and shrubs; in corners; against
fences; on raised beds; in wide
rows; even in very narrow rows.
Your MANTIS Tiller weeds six*
to nine inches wide. So you can
run it in a tightly planted garden
without damaging your delicate
plants. That’s good news for
suburban gardeners, who often
have to plant rows close together!
*With optional Planter
Furrower attachment
(Item #6222.)
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MAINTENANCE
Check the Air Filter Often
of the air-cleaner cover. (See Picture 1,
or look up Key #1 in Intake Parts
Assembly on page 17.)
2. Take off the cover. Make sure to
clear the choke button. (Picture 2)
3. The air filter is the pad on the
inside of the air-cleaner cover. Check
whether it is soiled or moist.
4. If the air filter needs cleaning or
no longer fits properly, remove it. Just
lift an edge carefully and “peel” it out.
(Picture 3)
5. Use a brush to remove debris
from the pad.
6. If the air filter is so dirty that it
won’t come clean, you must replace it
or severe engine damage will occur.
A wet or dirty air filter can affect the
way your engine starts, performs, and
wears. So, it’s a good idea to check your
air filter once a month.
If you work in dusty soil, or if you
want to be on the safe side — then
check your filter more often (for
instance, before each use). But be sure
to replace it at least once a year, in the
spring or fall. Clean or change it as
needed. It is recommended to change
the air filter yearly.
How to Check, Clean and
Change the Air Filter
1. Loosen the wing nut on the side
Order a new one directly from our
Customer Service Dept. Call 1-800366-6268.
7. Insert your clean filter inside the
air-cleaner cover.
IMPORTANT! Make sure filter
is “seated” properly in the
cover. The filter must fit
snugly inside the rim that
holds the filter in place.
Installing the filter incorrectly will
cause engine damage and void the
warranty. Fit the cover back over the air
cleaner. (Again, make sure to clear the
choke button.)
8. Tighten the wing nut to secure the
cover.
Note:
Please check the lip on the Air Cleaner
Cover. If the lip is chipped or cracked,
it should be replaced. This will prevent
dirt from being ingested through the
carburetor into the inside of the engine.
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
How to Check the Grease
Level Inside the
Worm Gear Housing
When we built your MANTIS Tiller,
we lubricated the worm gear housing
thoroughly.
It is imperative that you inspect the
grease level once a year. Simply remove
the cover plate on the worm gear
housing. (Picture 1) Then check to
make sure the grease comes almost to
the top of the housing. If it doesn’t, add
lithium #0 grease (Item 9985.) This is
the only way to add grease to the worm
gear housing. (Picture 2) To purchase
MANTIS grease, call your local
authorized MANTIS dealer.
Please do not overfill. Too much
grease can create pressure, which could
cause seals to fail or the clutch to slip.
Fuel Filter Replacement:
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Clear any blockages you see in the
tank, fuel filter, or fuel line. Remember:
The fuel filter is located inside the tank.
(See Picture 3) Then use the normal
starting procedure to start your Tiller.
We recommend fuel filter
replacement each year.
Fuel filter to be changed at the end of
every season.
Picture 2
Picture 1
Clear Blockages From
the Fuel Line & Filter:
Picture 3
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MAINTENANCE (continued)
warm-up to clear any air from the Fuel system.
Then stop the engine after it reaches
operating temperature.
Now, turn the RED, high-speed screw
counter-clockwise all the way to stop…Then
turn the WHITE, low speed screw halfway
between the counter-clockwise and clockwise
stop positions.
Now restart the engine to finish the
carburetor adjustment.
Run the engine at full speed two or three
seconds to clear out any excess fuel. Then
return to idle.
Now, accelerate the engine to full throttle
several times to check for a smooth transition
from idle to high speed.
If the engine hesitates turn the WHITE, lowspeed screw counter-clockwise one-eighth of a
turn. Then accelerate the engine.
Repeat the adjustment until you get a
smooth transition to high speed.
! WARNING•DANGER !
REMOVE TINES BEFORE
STARTING ENGINE AND MAKING
ADJUSTMENTS
What to Do if Your Engine
Idles Too High
What if your engine runs too fast … or if the
tines turn the instant you start the Tiller? You
may need to adjust the idle screw (Key #19
under Carburetor on page 17) by itself right
below the H and L screws. Gently turn it
counter-clockwise. You’ll know you’ve adjusted it
correctly when the axles do not turn at low idle.
What to Do if Your Engine
Runs “Rough”
If your engine runs “rough” or stalls, you may
need to adjust the carburetor and idle screws.
Picture 1
If you remove the air-cleaner cover, you’ll
see the two carburetor, adjustment screws next
to the choke button. (Picture 1)
The “RED” screw is the HIGH-speed
adjustment…The “WHITE” screw is the low
speed adjustment.
First, remove the tines from the axle. Then
start engine. Let it run for two to three minutes.
“FLASH” the choke several times during the
High Altitude Operation
need to be adjusted by an authorized
ECHO service dealer.
This engine has been factory
adjusted to maintain satisfactory
starting, emission, and durability
performance up to 1,100 feet (96,0
kPa and above) mean sea level
(MSL). To maintain proper engine
operation above 1,100 feet (96,0 kPa
and above) MSL the carburetor may
IMPORTANT
If the engine is adjusted for operation
above 1,100 feet MSL, the carburetor
must be re-adjusted when operating
the engine below 1,100 feet MSL,
otherwise severe engine damage
can result.
Exhaust Port Cleaning
Picture 1 … Note how the engine
doesn’t sit all the way down on the
transmission.
How to Reseat
the Flange
At some point, you may find that the
tines won’t turn when you press the
throttle. This may mean the engine isn’t
sitting all the way down on the worm
gear housing.
Perhaps you’ve been using your
Tiller for several years. Or perhaps
you’ve removed the engine for use with
our hedge trimmer attachment, then
replaced it. In either case, the flange
bolt (Key #17, page 18) may have come
loose and lifted the engine up.
If this happened you’ll notice a gap
between the bottom of the engine clutch
case (Key #19, page 18) and the top of
Cleaning the Muffler
Screen
1. Take out the spark plug.
2. Remove the red cylinder cover,
(Key #32) which is held on by 2
phillips-head screws, (Key #33) and 1
hex-head screw, (Key #34) which you
will need an allen wrench to remove.
3. You will see the metal exhaust guide,
held on by 3 more phillips-head screws.
(Key #26) Remove the exhaust guide.
Picture 2 … Note how the engine sits all
the way down on the transmission.
the worm gear housing. (Picture 1)
To fix this, loosen the flange bolt.
Take the engine off the worm gear
housing. Notice the hex head on top of
the drive shaft (Key #9, Page 16).
Inside the clutch case, you’ll find the
clutch drum (Key #23, Page 18). Make
sure the hex head lines up with the
clutch drum inside the clutch case.
Then put the engine back on the
worm gear housing. Make sure the
plastic carrying handle is not under the
fuel tank.
If you’ve followed these steps
properly, there will be no gap between
the clutch case and the worm gear
housing. (Picture 2) Make sure you
tighten the flange bolt!
4. Behind the exhaust guide (Key
#25) will be the muffler gasket (Key
#24) and muffler screen (Key #23). The
screen sits under the gasket.
5. If the screen (Key #23) is clogged
with deposits, it needs to be cleaned.
Use carburetor cleaner, and any brush
that is not metal. Brush the screen until
you are able to see through it.
6. If the screen remains plugged after
attempts at cleaning, it must be replaced.
4. Inspect heat shield, and replace if
damaged.
5. Install heat shield and muffler.
6. Tighten muffler mounting bolts
(or nuts) to 80-95 in•lbf (90-110
kgf•cm).
7. Start engine, and warm to
operating temperature.
8. Stop engine, and re-tighten
mounting bolts (or nuts) to
specifications.
9. Install engine cover and attach
spark plug lead.
Exhaust Port Cleaning is a
new procedure necessary for
emission compliance based on
the Engine Durability Period.
Tools required: 4mm Hex
wrench, Wood or plastic scraper
Parts Required: As needed:
Heat Shield
1. Remove spark plug lead from
spark plug, and remove engine
cover (2 screws).
2. Place piston at top dead center.
Remove muffler (A) and heat shield (B).
3. Use a wood or plastic scraping
tool to clean deposits from cylinder
exhaust port.
IMPORTANT
Never use a metal tool to scrape
carbon from the exhaust port. Do
not scratch the cylinder or piston
when cleaning the exhaust port. Do
not allow carbon particles to enter
the cylinder.
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26
25
24
23
19
22
32
18
21
20
33
! WARNING•DANGER !
DO NOT USE GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCE
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STORAGE
Each fall — or before you store your
MANTIS Tiller for any long period — be
sure to take these measures:
1. Do not store your Tiller with fuel
still in it. Even under ideal conditions,
stored fuel containing ethanol or MTBE
can start to go stale in 30 days. And,
since stale fuel has a high gum content,
it can clog the carburetor, this, in turn,
will restrict fuel flow. So, when you’re
ready to store your Tiller, or will not
be using it for more than 2 weeks,
drain the fuel tank completely. (Picture 2)
2. Next, restart the engine to make
sure no fuel is left in the carburetor.
Then run the engine until it stops. This
will prevent gum deposits, forming
inside of the carburetor and possible
engine damage.
3. Disconnect spark plug wire and
remove the spark plug. (Use the wrench
that comes in our optional Handy item
Kit, Item #8444. Or use a 19mm or 3/4”
spark-plug wrench.) Pour about a
teaspoon of clean, air-cooled, two-cycle
oil through the spark-plug hole into the
combustion chamber. (Picture 3) Leaving
the spark plug out slowly pull the starter
cord two or three times to coat the inside
of the cylinder wall.
4. Replace the spark plug with a NGKBPM8Y. A replacement spark plug is
included in the optional Handy Item Kit
item # 8444.
5. Install the spark plug, but leave the
spark plug wire disconnected.
6. Clean the air filter as described on
Page 12.
7. Clean dirt, grass, and other
materials from the entire machine.
8. Wipe the tines with oil or spray
them with WD-40, to prevent rusting.
9. Oil the throttle cable and all visible
moving parts. (Do not remove the
engine cover.)
10. Replace the fuel filter.
11. Check the grease level in the worm
gear housing, as described on page 12.
12. Order new parts to replace any
that are badly worn or broken. Just call
your local authorized MANTIS dealer.
13. Store your Tiller, in an upright
position, in a clean, dry place. You can
store with the handles in an extended
position or folded down. (Picture 1)
14. To fold the handles, follow these
easy steps: Loosen the handle knobs
(#40), fold the handles forward (see
picture 1, inset). Tighten knob securely.
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Your handles are now folded and ready
to store in a smaller area.
15. Do you have fuel left over from
last season? Dispose of it properly. Buy
fresh oil and gasoline next season.
How to Prepare Your
MANTIS Tiller for
Restarting
! WARNING•DANGER !
DO NOT STORE IN AN AREA
WHERE FUEL FUMES MAY
ACCUMULATE AND REACH A
FLAME OR SPARK.
Unfold the handles into an upright or
extended position. Tighten the two
handle knobs (#40)
In the Spring, when you take your Tiller
out of storage, remove the spark plug.
Pull the starter cord three or four times
to clean oil from the combustion
chamber.
(Picture 4) Wipe oil from the spark
plug. Place the spark plug back into the
cylinder. Re-connect the spark plug wire
back on the spark plug. Then follow the
steps on pages 7 & 8 to refuel and
restart your Tiller.
Picture 1
Again, Check the
Carburetor.
If your Tiller won’t restart in the
Spring — or if it lacks its usual power
— the carburetor may need attention.
Follow the steps on page 13 for adjusting
the H and L screws. (Picture 5)
Picture 2
Picture 3
Check the Spark Plug Too.
If your Tiller won’t restart, or if it
lacks full power, the spark plug may be
at fault. Check to see if the plug is
fouled with oily black deposits. Clean or
replace it if it is. (Picture 6)
Also, check whether the center
electrode is rounded at the end,
or if the ground electrode is worn. If
either is the case, you should replace it
with a NGK-BPM8Y spark plug. Use a
19mm or a 3/4” spark-plug wrench to
install it. Adjust the plug gap to .024 .028 in. (0.6 to 0.7 mm)
Picture 4
Caution: Do not over tighten
the plug. The correct torque is 11 to
13 ft.-lbs. (15-17 N.m) or 130-150 in lbs
and 150-170 kgl.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
To avoid possible damage to the
threads, do not try to remove
the plug from a hot aluminum
cylinder head.
Picture 5
Picture 6
! WARNING !
Always make sure the handle
knobs are secure before
starting your MANTIS Tiller.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Remedy
1. Tines don’t turn when throttle
is depressed
• Engine is not seated properly on the gear
housing.
• Re-install engine following the instructions
on page 13 (How to reseat the flange).
2. Engine fails to start
• o/I switch is in “o” position.
• Move switch to “I.”
•
•
•
•
•
No fuel in tank.
Fuel strainer clogged.
Fuel line clogged.
Spark plug shorted or fouled.
Spark plug is broken (cracked
porcelain or electrodes broken)
• Ignition lead wire shorted, broken or
disconnected from spark plug.
• Ignition inoperative
•
•
•
•
•
• Water in gasoline or stale fuel mixture.
• Drain entire system and refill with
fresh fuel.
• Drain and refill with correct mixture.
• If flooded by over choking, proceed
according to instructions in operation
section. If under choked, move choke
lever to closed position and crank two or
three times.
• See “Carburetor Adjustment.”
• Replace gaskets.
3. Engine hard to start.
• Too much oil in fuel mixture.
• Engine under or over choked.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Gasket leaks (carburetor or cylinder
base gasket).
• Weak spark at spark plug.
Fill Tank.
Replace Strainer.
Clean fuel line.
Install new spark plug.
Replace spark plug.
• Replace lead wire or attach to spark plug.
• Contact your local authorized dealer.
• Contact your local authorized dealer.
4. Engine continuously floods.
• Fuel tank vent line is not in an
upright position.
• Return the fuel tank vent line to the
upright position and place it under the
cylinder cover in the small “pocket” in
the cylinder cover
5. There is black smoke coming from
exhaust
• The muffler screen may be clogged
• The exhaust port may be restricted
• Clean carbon from muffler screen (page 13)
• Clean exhaust port
6. Engine misses.
• Dirt in fuel line or carburetor.
• Carburetor improperly adjusted.
• Spark plug fouled, broken or incorrect
gap setting.
• Weak or intermittent spark at spark plug.
• Remove and clean.
• See “Carburetor Adjustment.”
• Clean or replace spark plug - set gap to
.024-.028 in. (0.6-0.7 mm)
• Contact your local authorized dealer.
7. Engine lacks power.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Air filter clogged.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Muffler clogged.
Clogged exhaust ports.
• Spark Arrestor Clogged.
• Poor compression.
8. Engine overheats.
• Insufficient oil in fuel mixture
• Air flow obstructed
Clean or replace air filter.
See “Carburetor Adjustment”.
Clean carbon from muffler.
Remove muffler, rotate engine until the
piston is at top of cylinder. With a
wooden scraper or blunt tool, remove all
carbon from exhaust ports. Be careful not
to scratch or damage piston or cylinder
walls. Blow out all loose carbon with
compressed air. Install muffler and gasket.
• Clean Spark Arrestor
• Contact your local authorized dealer.
• Mix fuel as described in starting
instructions.
• Clean flywheel cylinder fins and screen.
9. Engine noisy or knocking.
• Spark plug in incorrect heat range.
• Bearings, piston ring or cylinder walls
are worn.
• Replace with plugs specified for engine.
• Contact your local authorized dealer.
10. Engine stalls under load.
• Carburetor adjustment too “lean.”
• Engine overheats.
• See “Carburetor Adjustment.” (page 13)
• Remove dust and dirt from between fins.
15
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MANTIS TILLER ASSEMBLY
T12
T30
T4
T5
T8
T1
T34
T2
T35
T29
T9
T39
T41
T3
T6
T35
T40
T6
T36
T38
T33
T37
T7
T10
T23
T24
T25
T31
T21
T23
T11
T25
T12
T28
T24
T22 T22
T13
T20
T14
T17
T15
*T19
T32
T18
T26
T28
T16
#T42
T27
ITEM
PART #
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
T7
T8
* T9
T10
T11
T12
T13
T14
T15
T16
T17
T18
T19
T20
T21
T22
T23
T24
T25
T26
T27
T28
T29
T30
T31
T32
T33
T34
T35
T36
T37
T38
T39
T40
T41
T42
400261
400263
400224
400620
148
478
465
400904
468
466
436
437A
651
423
425
424
422
426
428
429
431
430
432
434
435
438RA
438LA
418-1
400133
487MA
4043
458
4058
410
972
470
140
377
400509
400523
400230
400010
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
Trigger Handle Assm. RH
Handle Assm. LH
Lower Handle - Fold Down
Label
Handle Brace
Throttle Clip
Fender Guard
Engine Assm. SV-5CI
Drive Shaft
Worm Gear Housing
Gasket
Housing Cover
Rd. Hd. Self Tapping Screw
Roller Bearing
Worm Bearing Race
Worm Thrust Bearing
Worm Shaft
Worm Disk
Retaining Ring
Worm Gear
Tine Shaft
Worm Gear Thrust Washer
Worm Gear Bearing
Bearing Seal
Bearing Seal Retainer
Tine Assm. (RT)
Tine Assm. (LT)
Tine Retaining Hair Pin
Carrying Handle
Engine Label
Tine Label
Roller Bearing
Mantis Label
Cap Screw 1/4-20 x 1” LG.
Lock Nut 1/4 - 20
1/4 - 20 x 3” Bolt
Bolt 1/4-20 x 3/8” Lg.
Handle Clamp
Bolt
Knob
Plug
Transmission Assm.
* Also in Key #T42
P/N 438LA
P/N 438RA
DIRECTION
DIRECTION
Raised Hub
Raised Hub
Teeth point in
a Clockwise
Direction
Teeth point in
a Counter Clockwise Direction
When you look at a Tine with the raised hub facing
you and the teeth are pointing in a CLOCKWISE
rotation, you have a LEFT HAND TINE.
16
When you look at Tine with the raised hub facing you
and the teeth are pointing in a COUNTER CLOCKWISE
rotation, you and a RIGHT HAND TINE.
401710 Tiller Red 20pgs_???code Tiller Grn 5/24/10 11:06 AM Page 17
SV-5C/2
ENGINE PARTS
ASSEMBLIES
ITEM
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
A10
A11
A12
A13
A14
A15
A16
A17
A18
A19
A20
A23
23
A21
A22
A23
A24
A25
A26
A27
A28
A29
A30
A31
A32
A33
A34
A35
A36
A37
A38
A1
1
A2
2
3
A3
CARBURETOR -- C1U-K82
EXPLOSION A
4
A4
A35
35
A24
24
A36
36
25
A25
A22
22
A34
A26
26
A6
6
30
A30
A27
A28
29
A29
17
A17
A5
5
A16
16
A8
8
A15
15
A7
7
A31
31
10
A10
14
A14
9
A9
13
A13
A12
12
A32
32
A37
37
A11
11
A33
33
38
A38
A18
18
A21
21
A19
19
A20
20
AIR CLEANER
EXPLOSION B
B17
17
B14
14
B15
15
B13
13
B16
16
B7
7
B4
4
B8
8
12
B12
B6
6
B2
2
B10
10
11
B11
B9
9
PART #
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
P005000980
P005000620
12538108660
P005000970
------------------12537613120
12532939030
12532013310
12532909860
12531813120
12537242030
P005001070
12532713930
12531342030
12531413930
12531649030
12532715130
12532412820
12533406960
12533306960
12531012820
12533942030
12530013120
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------12530313120
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
ITEM
PART #
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
B10
B11
B12
B13
B14
90052800005
13032611522
89012147530
13031004560
90024205057
13041005360
17851504560
17851600830
13030104560
17881005230
17851004560
-----------------13001642031
90023805020
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
B15 90050000005
B16 13001742031
B17 V103000490
2
1
1
5
B5
B1
1
B3
3
SCREW, PURGE BASE
RETAINER, PURGE BULB
BULB, PURGE
BASE, PURGE
BODY, CARBURETOR / NOT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
NOZZLE, CHECK VALVE
CAP, LIMITER - HIGH SPEED -- RED
NEEDLE - HIGH SPEED
CAP, LIMITER - LOW SPEED -- WHITE
NEEDLE - LOW SPEED
SWIVEL
SHAFT, THROTTLE
CLIP, SWIVEL
SPRING, THROTTLE RETURN
SCREW, THROTTLE VALVE
VALVE, THROTTLE
CLIP, THROTTLE SHAFT
COVER, FUEL PUMP
SCREW, IDLE ADJUST
SPRING, IDLE ADJUST
SCREW, FUEL PUMP COVER
SCREW, METERING LEVER PIN
REPAIR KIT / INCLUDES ITEMS 24-33
DIAPHRAGM, METERING
GASKET, METERING DIAPHRAGM
PIN, METERING LEVER
LEVER, METERING
VALVE, INLET NEEDLE
WELCH PLUG
SPRING, METERING LEVER
STRAINER
DIAPHRAGM, FUEL PUMP
GASKET, FUEL PUMP
GASKET/DIAPHRAGM KIT / INCLUDES ITEMS 35-38
DIAPHRAGM, METERING
GASKET, METERING DIAPHRAGM
DIAPHRAGM, FUEL PUMP
GASKET, FUEL PUMP
WING BOLT
COVER, AIR CLEANER
LABEL, CHOKE
FILTER, AIR
SCREW 5X57
PLATE, PREVENT
SHUTTER, CHOKE
SPACER
CASE, AIR CLEANER / INCLUDES ITEM 10
GROMMET
ROD, CHOKE
CARBURETOR
GASKET, INTAKE1
SCREW 5X20 / SEE CARBURETOR DIAGRAM FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
NUT 5
INSULATOR
SHIELD, INTAKE1
1 ALSO INCLUDED IN GASKET KIT (PAGE 19)
MUFFLER
EXPLOSION C
C1
1
C2
2
C3
3
C4
4
C8
8
C5
5
C9
9
C6
6
ITEM
PART #
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
9136704012
A313000700
V104000072
14586240630
90010505055
V347000000
V150000371
A300000521
V104000590
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
3
1
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
SCREW 4X12
GUIDE, EXHAUST
GASKET, EXHAUST1
SCREEN, MUFFLER
SCREW 5X55
WASHER, CONICAL
EYE PLATE
MUFFLER
SHIELD, EXHAUST1
1 ALSO INCLUDED IN GASKET KIT (PAGE 19)
C7
7
17
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SV-5C/2 ENGINE PARTS
ENGINE COVER, FANCASE, STARTER, CLUTCH CASE & CLUTCH
EXPLOSION D
D9
ITEM
PART #
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
A051000950
17722042030
17721544430
17723644330
17722605530
1
1
1
1
1
D6
D7
D8
D9
D10
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
D16
D17
D18
D19
D20
D21
D22
D23
D24
D25
D26
D27
D28
D29
D30
17722742030
17722811120
17724611120
90023804016
17720212220
17721844330
17723412220
90060500008
A160000610
90023804018
9110704008
13041611520
90023804018
61022311520
90023806012
17501411520
17504404630
17501004635
90080836000
90060000010
17501904630
17500007531
17500905131
17501805130
17501605020
1
1
1
4
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
ITEM
PART #
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
D1
D8
D2
D6
D30
D3
D5
D29
D7
D27
D4
D28
D11
D10
D26
D12
D25
D24
D13
D23
D22
D16
D21
D20
D19
D14
D18
D17
D15
STARTER ASY / INCLUDES ITEMS 2-8
SPRING, REWIND
DRUM, STARTER
SCREW
ROPE, STARTER - 3X890MM / REPOWER BULK
OPTION: 99944440000
GUIDE, ROPE
STARTER GRIP KIT / INCLUDES ITEM 8
CLIP, STARTER ROPE
SCREW 4X16
STARTER PAWL ASY / INCLUDES ITEMS 11-12
PAWL, STARTER
SPRING, RETURN
SPRING WASHER 8
COVER, ENGINE
SCREW 4X18
SCREW 4X8
BOLT 5X25
SCREW 4X18
CASE, CLUTCH
SCREW 6X12
WASHER, CLUTCH
WASHER, CLUTCH
DRUM, CLUTCH
BEARING, BALL
WASHER 10
PLATE, CLUTCH
CLUTCH/ASY / INCLUDES ITEMS 12-14
SHOE, CLUTCH
SPRING, CLUTCH
HUB, CLUTCH
IGNITION, ENGINE & SHORT BLOCK
E18
18
EXPLOSION E
E19
19
E21
21
E26
26
E22
22
E25
25
E23
23
E28
28
E13
13
E20
20
24
E24
29
E29
E17
17
E16
16
11
E11
9
E9
10
E10
E15
15
E8
8
14
E14
7
E7
6
E6
3
E3
12
E12
5
E5
4
E4
2
E2
13
E13
18
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
E2 A130000550
1 CYLINDER
E3 90016205022 2 SCREW 5X22
E4 V100000160
1 GASKET, CYLINDER1
E5 P021007712
1 PISTON KIT / INCLUDES ITEMS 6-9
E6 A101000090
1 RING, PISTON
E7 10001311520 1 PIN, PISTON
E8 10001504630 2 CIRCLIP, PISTON PIN
E9 10001411520 2 SPACER, PISTON PIN
E10 A011000390
1 CRANKSHAFT ASY / INCLUDES ITEM 11
E11 V553000060
1 BEARING, NEEDLE
E12 10020411521 1 CRANKCASE KIT / INCLUDES ITEMS 13-17
E13 10021242031 2 OIL SEAL
E14 V622000020
2 DOWEL PIN - 4X7.8MM
E15 10024242030 1 GASKET, CRANKCASE1
E16 9403536201
2 BEARING, BALL - 6201
E17 90016205028 3 SCREW 5X28
E18 9111304020
2 SCREW 4X20
E19 A411000220
1 COIL, IGNITION
E20 16202152830 1 LEAD, IGNITION
E21 15901019830 1 SPARK PLUG -- BPM-8Y
E22 A425000000
1 SPARK PLUG -- BPMR-8Y2
E23 15901103432 1 TERMINAL, SPARK PLUG
E24 15901201620 1 CAP, SPARK PLUG
E25 15611004920 1 BUSHING
E26 V475002200
1 TUBE, INSULATOR
E27 A409000150
1 FLYWHEEL
E28 61032502730 1 WOODRUFF KEY
1 ALSO INCLUDED IN GASKET KIT (PAGE 19)
2 CANADA MODELS
401710 Tiller Red 20pgs_???code Tiller Grn 5/24/10 11:06 AM Page 19
SV-5C/2 ENGINE PARTS
FUEL SYSTEM
EXPLOSION F
F13
13
12
F12
14
F14
GASKET KIT
F2
2
F1
1
F3
3
F15
F4
4
F6
6
F9
9
F5
5
F10
10
F11
11
ITEM
PART #
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
F15
90027505015
A350000300
13104528230
V137000030
13201309820
13120507320
V471001230
13201049030
V471001200
13011100530
A356000030
13100409060
13101655830
13105156030
P021009110
QTY. DESCRIPTION / REMARKS
3
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
SCREW 5X15
TANK, FUEL / INCLUDES ITEM 3
SPACER
GROMMET
CLIP
FILTER, FUEL
PIPE, FUEL - 3X5X210MM / BULK OPTION: 90014
PIPE, RETURN - 3X6X50MM / BULK OPTION: 90017
PIPE, VENT - 3X5X70MM / BULK OPTION: 90014
CLIP, PIPE
VENT ASY
CAP ASY / INCLUDES ITEM 13-14
GASKET, CAP
CONNECTOR, CAP
GASKET KIT
F8
8
F7
7
ECHO INCORPORATED EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
FOR ECHO AND SHINDAIWA BRANDS
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) and ECHO Incorporated
(ECHO Inc.) are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2010 and later equipment/small off-road
engine (SORE). New equipment/SORE must be designed, built and equipped to meet stringent EPA and C.A.R.B. anti-smog
standards. ECHO Inc. must warrant the emission control system on your equipment/SORE for the periods of time listed below,
provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your equipment/SORE. Your emission control system
may include parts such as: carburetor, fuel-injection system, ignition system, catalytic converter/muffler, fuel tank, fuel feed
lines, fuel cap assembly, spark plug, air filters, and other associated components. Where a warrantable condition exists, ECHO
Inc will repair your equipment/SORE at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor. The Emission Control System
warranty is extended to the original owner including all subsequent owners.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
The emission control system is warranted for 2 years or the length of the ECHO Inc. warranty, whichever is longer. If any
emission-related part on your equipment is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by ECHO Inc. or its Authorized
Service Representative.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the equipment/SORE owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Operator's
Manual. ECHO Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your equipment/SORE however, ECHO
Inc. cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled
maintenance. As the equipment/SORE owner, you should be aware that ECHO Inc. may deny you warranty coverage if your
equipment/SORE or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your equipment/SORE to an ECHO Inc. authorized service representative as soon as a
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If a
warrantable condition exists and there is no Authorized Dealer within 100 miles, ECHO Inc. will pay to ship the unit to the
nearest authorized dealer. If you have questions regarding your warranty coverage, you should contact ECHO Inc. at 1-800-6731558, web site WWW.ECHO-USA.COM or contact Shindaiwa at 1-877-986-7783, web site WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM.
WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
ECHO Inc. warrants that your equipment/SORE was designed, built and equipped to conform with applicable EPA and C.A.R.B.
emissions standards and that your equipment/SORE is free from defects in material and workmanship that would cause it to fail
to conform with applicable requirements for 2 years or the length of the ECHO Inc. warranty, whichever is longer. The warranty
period begins on the date the product is purchased by an end user..
HOW WILL A COVERED PART BE CORRECTED?
If there is a defect in a part covered by this warranty, any ECHO Inc. Authorized Service Dealer will correct the defect. You will
not have to pay anything to have the part adjusted, repaired or replaced. This includes any labor and diagnosis for warranted
repairs performed by the dealer. In addition, engine parts not expressly covered under this warranty but whose failure is a result
of a failure of a covered part will be warranted.
WHAT PARTS ARE COVERED?
• Any applicable emission related part not scheduled for "required maintenance" will be repaired or replaced within the
warranty period. The repaired or replaced part will be warranted for the remaining ECHO Inc. warranty period.
Continued ➠
19
401710 Tiller Red 20pgs_???code Tiller Grn 5/24/10 11:06 AM Page 20
• Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the
warranty period stated above. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining ECHO
Inc. warranty period.
• Any emission related part scheduled for replacement during "required maintenance" is warranted for the period of time prior
to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty shall be warranted
for the remainder of the period prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part.
• Any manufacturer-approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on
emission related parts, and must be provided without charge if the part is still under warranty.
• Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs,
and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the manufacturer.
• Throughout the equipment/SORE warranty period, ECHO Inc. will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the
expected demand for such parts.
SPECIFIC EMISSION RELATED WARRANTED PARTS:
• Electronic Ignition System
• Spark Plug
• Catalytic Converter / Muffler Assembly
• Carburetor (complete assembly or replaceable components)
• Choke
• Fuel-Injection Assembly (or replaceable components)
• Fuel Tank
• Fuel Cap Assembly
• Air Filter
• Fuel Feed Line (and associated clamps/connectors as applicable)
WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
Any failure caused by abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, use of unapproved add-on
parts/modified parts or unapproved accessories.
This Emission Control Warranty is valid only for the U.S.A., it's Territories, and Canada.
99922201033 01/2010
MANTIS TILLER LIMITED WARRANTY
MANTIS extends this limited warranty against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years for
normal residential purposes and two (2) years for commercial
use from the date of purchase, to the first retail purchaser and
each subsequent owner, during the warranty period. This
warranty covers all portions of the MANTIS TILLER.
MANTIS will repair or replace, at its option, any part or parts of
the product proven to be defective in material or workmanship
under normal usage during the warranty period. Warranty
repairs and replacements will be made without charge for parts
or labor. All parts replaced under warranty will be considered
as part of the original product, and any warranty on the
replaced parts will expire coincident with the original product
warranty. If you think your MANTIS TILLER is defective in
material or workmanship, you must send it, along with your
proof of purchase (sales receipt) to:
Mantis
1028 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966
You are responsible for pickup and delivery charges; the
product must be returned to us postage paid.
MANTIS assumes no responsibility in the event that the
product was not assembled or used in compliance with any
assembly, care, safety, or operating instructions contained in the
Owner’s Manual or accompanying the product; was not used
with reasonable care or requires replacement or repair due to
accidents or lack of proper maintenance; or was misused,
altered, used for other than normal or intended purposes. This
warranty does not cover damage due to normal wear and tear.
You must maintain your MANTIS TILLER by following the
maintenance procedures described in the owner’s manual. Such
routine maintenance, whether performed by you or a dealer, is
at your expense.
MANTIS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OR REPRESENTATIONS EXCEPT THOSE CONTAINED
HEREIN. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY,
INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY. MANTIS DISCLAIMS
ALL LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND/OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE
USE OF THE MANTIS PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS
WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS
ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS AND/OR
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THAT
ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATES TO STATE.
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