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Craftsman  31cc* 2-Cycle Mini Tiller

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Reg Price: $279.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Maximum Till Width (in.): 6 to 9 in.
Color and Styling:
Color/Finish: Red
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 2 year full
Item Weight (lbs.): 28.0 lbs.
Motor-Engine:
Engine Displacement (cc): 31 cc
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Assembly Required: Assembly Required

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This compact, yet amazingly tough machine makes tilling a breeze. Its size and fold-down handles makes it fit easily in your garage or the trunk of your car. It has an adjustable tine width from 6 to 10 inches and with a tool-less design, has the power to tackle tough jobs with ease.

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  • 31cc *(rated by manufacturer) 2-cycle engine with Incredi-Pull® is powerful yet lightweight
  • Incredi-Pull® provides unbelievable starting ease, eliminating endless tugging
  • P2 Starting Technology greatly reduces the effort required to start - just prime and pull
  • Heavy duty centrifugal clutch provides consistent transmission of power to the tines under varying soil conditions
  • Four patented 3-in-1 tines, great for cultivating small gardens, tilling to break up harder soil, and for root cutting to avoid tangling
  • Adjustable tilling path from 6 to 10 in. gives user flexibility to till wider rows or between tight spaces
  • Folding plow handle assists user in balancing and controlling the tiller and saves storage space
  • Lightweight, standard rotating, front tine design is easy to transport and convenient to store
  • Two adjustable wheels for added stability and ease of transportation
  • Axle handle with rubber grip allows convenient transporting; tiller is easy to lift into and out of raised beds
  • No tools required to change or adjust tines - just slide D-clips in and out
  • Fully assembed - ready to use out of the box
  • Accepts optional Dethatcher kit (292670, Edger kit (29266), and Weight box (29268)
  • 2-year full warranty
     


Added on May 26, 2010

 

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56 Reviewers (79.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise17 found this helpful
Anonymous
Apr 28 , 2009
Impressed!
I bought this little guy on sale to cultivate some previously used spots for tidy gardening. Well, I was so impressed with its performance that I even used it for some tasks above its recommended use guidelines. It worked wonderfully! Effectively broke some new ground in a small, mossy spot in the shade. Creates fine, loose soil and is effective at working in old mulch and new soil. Easy to clean, not too tough to operate, and barely noticeable vibration; no more than using your push mower.
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Willard3
Apr 11 , 2009
Low Price Rotor Tiller
I was hoping the Craftsman version of the MANTIS which I have borrowed, was just as good but at a lower price. The tiller almost works as well, but it appears the engine is just a little less powerful. The biggest thing I did not like about the Craftsman is the noise and the exhaust ends up near your face. It is hard to imagine that the designers could not do something to direct it away from the operator. Now I am going to rig something up to do that and hope it is a permanent solution. I hope Sears fixes this problem moving forward. I would like to try the four cycle unit to see if these problems are resolved.
 

ale47

Rio Grande, NJ

May 5 , 2013
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2 year tiller

After 2 uses of 4 hours each over 2 years, had to get new carb, pull cord and **** plastic pull cord related parts. The cord breaks because there is a plastic, spring-loaded roller assembly that wears through due to friction. The rollers freeze, the cord wears them down, even the plastic shaft inside, almost clean through.


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mirthlady

Fairhaven, MA

Jun 10 , 2012
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A lot of problems

We purchased this tiller for general light duty use. I have had it 2 years and its been serviced already. The pull cord has had to be replaced already. When things get stuck, like rocks they are very hard to clear. My next tiller will be a different brand.


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ThePlayToy

Antelope, CA

Apr 29 , 2012
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Just what the ground feared?

Let?s start off by reminding you that it is a 2 stroke motor, which means you have to mix the fuel. They give you a small bottle to make 1 Gal for starters. This well be more than enough. It is really easy to start, once you prim it. May take a few pulls to get it going. This is NOT a heavy duty tiller as you can read by others, but I just have to say that it can do the job like the Big Boys. You just have to learn how it moves. It well go through small roots 1 1/2" round. Just have to run it easy so it can cut through. Long weeds will get bound up in the tines. It?s very easy to pull off from the tines and clean out, please turn it off when doing this. I'm so glad I bought this tiller, cut my work in half and works like a champ. It's much easier to use than the claw, to till your garden at first. Use the claw after, for easy weed removal. I hope this review helped you in your decision.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DrewDog

Marion, NC

Apr 11 , 2012
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Perfect for a small garden in the city!

I bought this tiller because I didn't have the space to store a bigger one, and only needed it for a small garden. I was worried because I was going to be breaking new ground, and honestly I thought it would be cheaply made because of the price. I have owned this tiller for about a month now and couldn't be happier with it. I tilled up a 16ftx16ft garden and 8 flower beds and never had one issue. This product renewed my loyalty to Craftsman and I later purchased a chainsaw that had some bad reviews, because i figured if it was as good a product as this was people are just stupid!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mjkirk

Waterford, CA

Apr 5 , 2012
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Mini cultivator

I've had this machine for about 3 years now. First season, worked great. Second season, hard to start but got it running. This season, no go. Replaced fuel lines, cleaned spark plug, and used an entire can of carb cleaner trying to get it to run. Took the air filter off and used another can of carb cleaner directly in the carberator which made it run a little but it. This is a simple machine and there can only be 2 problems, fuel or fire. It has fire but not getting fuel. Parts to repair would be about $70 which is more than I want to spend on a sub $200 machine. I am going to throw this one out and get the attachment for my weed eater which is run more often and does not have the problems associated with a machine sitting most of the year. On a side note, I'm not an idiot who leaves fuel in a machine that is going to sit in my garage 10 months out of the year. I always use stabil in my fuels, drain my fuel before storage and run them completely out of fuel before storage. I know there are more things I could do to prevent gumming up the fuel system but I feel this should be all I should have to do. Heck, I have a blower I found with fuel in it that sat for years and it started on the 3rd pull.


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Julio4135

Los Angeles, CA

Apr 5 , 2012
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gas tiller

Very good item and very valious price . vWork in the way i was expecting

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MisterBillyBilly

Fairfax Station, VA

Apr 5 , 2012
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I like it!

First of all, it is a 2 stroke motor, which means fuel must be mixed precisely. It is really easy to start. It has some sort of easy pull mechanism. This is NOT a heavy duty tiller, really only for small gardens and flower beds. I did notice that big rock and long weeds will get bound up in the tines, but its easy to pull off the tines and clean out. I am glad I bought this tiller with no regrets and works like a champ. Seems like this tiller has a bigger engine compared to the mantis tiller (31cc v. 21cc) and is considerably cheaper, especially when it goes on sale. It is much easier to use this tiller than pulling weeds by hand. Just as a ROUGH estimate about 17cc = 1 hp.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mayrar4

Belmont, North Carolina

Mar 23 , 2012
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Craftsman 31cc 2 cycle mini tiller

This tiller is ok for small jobs but when tilling hard/very dry soil it shakes a lot. Also you have to be careful if roots get tangle in the blade it is hard to take off to the point that sometimes you need to take off the blades.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jcrangerman

Shreveport, LA

Mar 19 , 2012
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So far, So good!

I purchased this product to handle smaller tilling jobs for above-ground gardens and my wife's wildflower garden which is on a slope and important to maintain that incline. It has far surpassed my expectations. The only glitch I have had is a little flooding problem once. The tines remove easily for clearing and reforming, if necessary. The start-up is usually one or two pulls (except for that one flooding issue). I did find that it can chop bamboo roots which are pretty thick. I was pleased with that because there was some bamboo trying to grow in from my neighbors yard under our fence. I don't know how useful this review will be, as I was told by the sales associate that this model was being discontinued and he sold me the floor model. Perhaps it is similar to the Craftsman replacement unit that they plan and this will apply.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WildeKurt

Hamilton, IL

Mar 18 , 2012
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First Impression

I just bought this with the intention of tilling already prepared garden beds for spring planting. ( It's my understanding that for breaking new gound this type of tiller is not appropriate.) I got it home, gassed it up and it started right up. The unit is lightweight and easy to operate. Some have complained about the balance (it doesn't like to stand up on its own). another way to look at that is, during operation, the weight is centered back away from the tine end of the machine making it easier to manuver in the garden. I did a good job of breaking the soil and even removed a lot of roots. I had to pull them out of the tines a few times but this is fine as I want as much of that out of the garden as possible. One tip: It's a small engine so it's important to get the revs up before getting the tines into the earth otherwise the motor will stall. All in all I'd say this was a good buy especially since I got it on sale. It is a two stroke and they can be tempermental but the price of 4-stoke models is still out of my range and the electrics wouldn't work for me as my gardens are too far frome an electric souce.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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