Should I Buy A Mantis Tiller?

Mantis TillerI’m considering buying the Mantix Tiller. It costs $500 Canadian. It would come with a Border Edger Attachment, a Kick Stand, and 100 Mixed Daffodils. But do I REALLY need it?


  1. We have a 8’x20′ garden, which we want to enlarge, in addition to creating other flower and vegetable gardens on our property. It would save a lot of time and effort.
  2. My wife and mother would be able to easily use it.
  3. I could rent it to friends and neighbors who needed a tiller; it’s portable and light.
  4. I like the free stuff included with the package.


  1. It costs five hundred dollars. Regular tillers cost around $300.
  2. I can afford it, but it’d be eating into our house-renovations savings.
  3. I could manually dig up the gardens, which I’ve been doing for the past 5 years; it’s good exercise.

I’d be buying it from, which is in York, PEI. It maybe cheaper for me to drive there than have them ship it.

Update: I rented one. See my comment below.