Need a replacement for my Mantis tiller
I have a two year old Mantis Tiller with approximately 50 hours of usage that is not worth repairing according to their authorized warranty service shop. If it were running, they estimate it has a street value of about $100. The tines are worn out and there is grease leaking from the gearbox.
I want to know if there are other options that are better than the Mantis. But Consumer Reports has not rated tillers, and I can't seem to find other viable alternatives other than the Stihl Yard Boss.
I wanted to be done with Mantis out of principle. but I don't want to cut my nose off to spite my face.
At minimum, my current tiller needs the following replacement items:
Throttle cable ($50)
Fuel System components from the Tank to the Carburetor ($65)
This is about half the cost of a new tiller. The shop will not guarantee that the tiller will operate after these repairs. Obviously they are unsure what the problem truly is.
What would you buy next?