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Mantis Tiller Parts

How to get parts to fix your Mantis garden tiller

I’ve had a Mantis tiller since 2005, and over that time I’ve had to replace the usual “maintenance” parts – spark plug, filters etc – but also some bigger and more major parts. Frustratingly, it’s usually when I pull the tiller out to fire it up and use it in the spring, that I find some essential piece has died and I have to mail order a replacement and wait for it to arrive! That’s my own fault of course, for not checking it over before I need it.

This page shows you the various attachments and parts available for your Mantis tiller, and where to get them.

If you only need Mantis-brand accessories, or the basic parts, or you’re happy to order direct from the Mantis company, then getting parts shouldn’t be a problem. On the other hand, if you want to get parts locally, or you need something RIGHT NOW YESTERDAY, things may not be so easy.

First, the basics. Attachments like the dethatcher, plow, etc are available direct from Mantis or for rather less cash, from Amazon (see listing below). The Handy Item Kit for each model is also available from Mantis. Sparkplugs (Mantis recommends only Champion or NGK brands) are widely available. Model numbers needed are detailed here (under “Tiller Maintenance How-To Tips & Videos” and then “How to check or replace the spark plug”).

The “Handy Item Kits” for the 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines are different, so make sure you get the right one for your tiller! They both are indeed handy, with a good selection of items, though if you buy more than one kit you will end up with spares of some things. Who needs two sparkplug wrenches?!

2-stroke Handy Item Kit
Here’s what you get in the 2-stroke Handy Item Kit:

  • 2 bottles 2-cycle engine oil (2.6 oz each, sized to mix with 1 gallon of gas)
  • 1 spark plug
  • 2 air filters
  • 2 oz. tube of transmission grease
  • 1 transmission gasket
  • 2 tine retaining pins
  • 1 fuel strainer
  • combo sparkplug wrench
  • fuel funnel

4-stroke Handy Item Kit

This has slightly different contents, mainly oil:

  • 2 bottles of 4 cycle engine oil (2.6 oz. ea.)
  • 1 spark plug
  • 1 air filter pad
  • 2 oz. tube of transmission grease
  • 1 transmission gasket
  • 1 fuel filter
  • 2 tine retaining pins
  • combo sparkplug wrench
  • fuel funnel

Other parts for the engine and the rest of the tiller are available direct from Mantis here, along with good references on maintenance, how to locate the SV number (model number) of your engine, and a troubleshooting FAQ here.

Mantis Tiller Parts on Amazon.com

Amazon carries a much wider range of parts than it used to, including “compatible” items not made by Mantis. If you choose to use these items, be aware that compatibility may not be 100%, and make sure you know the exact model number of your tiller in order to get the right parts.

Mantis Attachments on Amazon.com