Saw other posts about Mantis Tillers. I've had one for about 5 years. It's a piece of garbage. It tills the soil ok if you can get it to start. I've done everything right for maintenance with it but it doesn't matter. I take it to the lawn and garden shop for a tune up every year-it still won't start more than once. If you get it to start and use it a while-then shut it off and try to start it again forget it. I'm sorry I wasted my money on it.