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Earthquake MC43 (6"/10") 43cc 2-Cycle Forward Rotating Mini Cultivator

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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
Grade
Entry Level
Engine
Viper Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Max Width
10"
Max Depth
4"
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43cc Viper 2-Cycle Engine
Loosen and mix soil, blend fertilizer, and eliminate weed growth
250 rpm tine rotation speed

6-Inch Or 10-Inch Tilling Width
Ideal for homeowners who want to prepare smaller areas
Easily maneuver through the rows without damaging your plants
Aerate and de-weed your garden at the same time

Shallow, Deep or Somewhere In-Between
Adjustable cultivating depth with wheels & drag stake

Lightweight For Easy Maneuvering And Transport
Favorite of those with small vegetable, flower or herb gardens
Carrying bar make loading & unloading easy


Model
  Model Number:MC43
 UPC:012642432224
 ManufacturerEarthquake
 Made in USANo
Engine
 Engine BrandViper
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC43 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.28 Gallon
 Cycles2-Cycle
 Fuel Mix50:1
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 TransmissionGear
 Speeds1 Forward
Wheels
 Tire Size7 Inch
Tines
 TinesFront
 Tine DirectionForward Rotation
 Tine Diameter8 Inch
 Depth Adjustments3 Postions
 Tine RPM250 RPM
 Tilling Width6 inches - 10 inches
 Tilling Depth2 inches - 4 inches
Accessories
 Side ShieldNo
Overview
 Weight33.0 Lbs. (14.97 kilograms)
 Dimensions23"L x 20"W x 20"H
(58.42 x 50.80 x 50.80 cm)
 Consumer Warranty1 Year
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  4 Questions
Q: I NEED PARTS FOR MC 43 E
by RICHARD CORBIN from New York on May 17, 2011

A: Richard - we do not handle any repair or replacement parts. I would suggest you contact Earthquake tech support at (800) 345-6007. They can direct you to a local dealer in your area, or can make arrangements to get you the parts you need.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: I need a new manual. where can I get one
by Russell Cramer from Nebraska on May 08, 2011

A: Russell - you can contact Earthquake toll free at (800) 345-6007. They can send one out to you.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Can I add an edger attachment to this model?
by Corinna Bauer from Iowa on May 04, 2011

A: Corinna - yes, there is an edger attachment for the MC43 and MC43E models. It is item number EK43. We sell it on our web site for $59.99. If you click on the "accessories" tab on the web page for this model, you can view and order the edger kit.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: We can't find our manual. What is the ratio for mixing gas and oil for the Earthquake MC43 mini-cultivator?
by T.J. White from Indiana on May 02, 2011

A: 50:1 would be the ratio you need for this mini tiller.

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Earthquake MC43 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Power (1)
Powerful For Its Size (1)
Its A Real Digger (1)
Motor Starts Up Every Ti... (1)
Brings In 50 Cents For S... (1)
Cons
Unreliable (5)
Low Quality (5)
Durability (4)
Difficult To Use (2)
Heavy (1)
72% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Tillers Direct Recommended

The Earthquake MC43 2-cycle gas cultivator is ideal for working in smaller gardens and areas where space is limited.

The Earthquake MC43 gas cultivator is a garden superstar when it comes to weeding, working in fertilizer or mixing soil. Its small size and lightweight design allow it to easily maneuver through the rows of your garden without damaging your plants.

The Earthquake MC43 cultivator features a high performance 43cc Viper 2-cycle engine that delivers the right amount of... more
Bob Recommends This Model
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Bradford R.
Holyoke, CO
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 7/23/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Weed Killer
I am 63 yrs. old with a huge garden. Went on vacation and weeds took over. Looked at other machines at twice the price, but decided on this one. I leave the big tiller in the shop now and threw away my hoe. So far love this little guy! See what next year brings, but so far(8 times) it starts easy every time!
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Love This Little Machine Threw My Hoe Away
Cons: Can't Find A Con So Far
Bradford Recommends This Earthquake Product
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92
Slpless
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Poor Product And Service
We purchased this product as an attempt at giving Ardisam a second chance after purchasing a rototiller from them that was a flop. On the second time we used this cultivator the choke became stuck. Still being under warranty we called Ardisam and asked them to repair/replace it. Instead they gave us verbal instruction on how to repair it ourselves. When the repair did not work we called again and again asked them to repair/replace it. This time they asked us to ship it to Rapid City South... more
Pros: Brings In 50 Cents For Scrap Metal
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Do Not Cover Thier Own Waranty
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181
John K.
Albion, NY
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 7/6/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Weeding Tiller
I bought this specifically for weeding in garden. We had silt loam and only a few rocks. I've had no problems with this machine. I follow manual's starting instructions and it starts each time with 2 - 3 pulls. It has a drag bar which makes control easy which I like.If it holds up it will be an excellent buy.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Handles Too Short For Taller Person
John Recommends This Earthquake Product
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D Ca
Hastings, MI
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/11/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tillers Direct And Manufacturer Are Great To Work With
I have almost an acre of garden with a lot of potato sized rocks that get stuck in this machine. Would be great if there was a release or a reverse to help dislodge rocks. Since there is not, the only way to get the rocks out is to use a hammer and a large screwdriver to pound them out.

My tiller was a month out of warranty when the transfer case separated/broke in half, probably weakened by the pounding rocks out of the machine.

Tillers direct was great about sending me another copy of... more
Pros: Price, Light Weight, Easy To Store, Motor Starts Up Every Time
Cons: Rocks Get Jammed Between Tiller And Motor And Are Hard To Remove
D Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Slpless
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Huge Improvement In Customer Service
I would like to amend my previous posting in that after that review I was contacted by Leif Ringstad, Director of Sales for Earthquake. He was very professional and genuinely concerned as to what he could do to make things better. He replaced the cultivator and we are hoping that in the spring we will find that the one we had happened to be a lemon and we will find satisfaction this go around. Thank you Leif for standing by your product.
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150
Elaine E.
Wood River, IL
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 6/13/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Awesome!
This tiller is well worth the money. It tills through anything and is quick. It is difficult to start the first time around but easy after that. I bought this so I could till myself instead of waiting for my husband or sons to do it for me. They do have to help me start it but after that it is mine. They even prefer to use this over our big tiller!
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Fast
Elaine Recommends This Earthquake Product
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90
Larry C.
Whittemore, IA
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Is Awesome Little Digger,
I ordered it online and was a little concerned about buying it on line. I am so glad I did. It met every expectation I was wanting, I can't wait to plant my garden, weeds look out.
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Its A Real Digger
Cons: None Of The Above
Larry Recommends This Earthquake Product
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John J.
Oakland, AR
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Expect A Little Better For The Price!
Good yard machine for small yards/gardens however, once assembled tiller is not very easy to start. My first use of machine provided better than satisfactory results! Vibration of tiller resulted in 1 handle bolt vibrating loose and vanishing into the yard! Wrote off as "my" fault, didn't have bolt "Gorilla" tight, I guess! Second use, again not easy to start, yet completed job it was needed for! Third use, After 3 pulls on pull start, rope broke leaving me holding the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Durability, Low Quality
John Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Gene M.
Mountainair, NM
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/28/14
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great ' Lil" Tiller
Exceeded my expectations....powerful little guy...easy to handle.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Gene Recommends This Earthquake Product
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20
Kenn S.
Matthews, NC
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/2/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
27
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ka-put After 10 Minutes: Resolved
I had posted a review on March 22, 2014 stating that the Earthquake MC-43 mini cultivator performed will initially, then stopped and I could not get it started again. I ended up contacting the manufacturer on Facebook because their customer service voice mail box was full. The Director of Sales got in touch with me and we chatted about the issues I had.

My primary concern and reason for a less than stellar review previously wasn't so much because of the tiller stalling and being difficult to... more
Pros: Price, Power
Kenn Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Norm H.
Las Vegas, NV
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 8/13/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Little Machine!
I have a small garden 10' x 50' with a greenhouse covering. And so I have a garden year around. I have used this machine twice and it works very well.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Light Weight
Norm Recommends This Earthquake Product
Norm Would Recommend Tillers Direct To A Friend
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"This is a great little machine, it is powerful and does the job quickly."
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