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Mantis tiller 2 stroke vrs 4 stroke
Original Message   Apr 15, 2013 7:32 pm
What are your takes on a new mantis with the echo 2 stroke Echo engine vrs a 4 stroke Honda gx25. I'm thinking of upgrading to a new unit. Mantis agrees to give me $75.00 for my old engine. I cant resist. What are your choices and why?
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aa335


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Re: Mantis tiller 2 stroke vrs 4 stroke
Reply #1   Apr 16, 2013 3:50 pm
For a tiller, I'd prefer a 4 stroke for quieter operation with lower RPM useable torque.  Also, there's already a lot of vibrations on a tiller, I would assume the GX25 engine would be smoother as well.  The additional weight of the 4 stroke engine is better for tilling.

I have an Echo bed redefiner with the 2 stroke engine, it's a 28cc engine, which I like a lot.  Lots of power, smooth engine, but I have to keep the revs up to stay in the powerband.  The screaming noise of the engine does get tiring after prolonged use.
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