We sold our Troy Built Tiller on Craigslist so we could buy this Mantis. It is a fantastic little thing! It does everything they say it does. It really is light enough to carry around the yard. It also works the ground really well, much better than our big heavy-duty tiller did. Plus we got a heck of a deal. We bought our TB tiller used last year for $100. Then we sold it for $450, just enough to pay for the Mantis. It work awesome for tilling up the chicken run and is small enough that i can do it and don't have to ask DH. (Although he would say yes!) I just wanted to post this in case someone is thinking about getting one. They are well worth it!!