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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
Engine
Viper Engine
Tines
Front Tine Tillers
Tine Rotation
Forward Rotation
Width / Depth
10" / 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


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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
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Price (20)
Easy To Use (14)
Exceeded Expectations (12)
I'd Buy It Again (10)
Light Weight (9)
Cons
Unreliable (7)
Low Quality (7)
Durability (5)
Difficult To Use (3)
Can't Find A Con So Far (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
22 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1566 Helpful Votes
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
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From The Manufacturer
Mc43 Mini-cultivator
Pound for pound, the MC43 is the most powerful and versatile tool in the garden.

Our 43cc two cycle Viper engine is packs plenty of power to cultivate, aerate, weed, and amend garden soils, or turn compost heaps with ease.

The engine-forward design of the tiller keeps the tines down in the soil, and prevents the cultivator from bouncing. That way, you can work closer to your plants and that means less hand weeding.

Tines are forged, so they stand up to the rocks and roots without... more
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Tommy F.
Port Wentworth, GA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/10/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Earthquake Mc43 Tiller
I purchased an Earthquake Tiller model MC43 from Tiller's Direct it came in very fast took me 10 minutes to put together added gas and oil mixture pulled three times and it fired right up this is one powerful little tiller I could not stall it down works great especially for my garden beds. thanks guys I love this machine.
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Kerry S.
Denver, IN
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Poor Quality
Bought this mini 43cc tiller from menards and as others found out they won't take it back because it has had gas put in it used this tiller under 6 times not more than a hour of run time total and it locked up so took it to they repair center menards said to take it to and they called to let me know it wouldn't be under warranty because it got hot and locked up due to poor quality oil but everything I own has run on this gas and oil I only buy high quality stihl oils in fact they double the... more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Kerry,
I am very sorry about the trouble you had. I am very happy that you decided to call us and we were able to replace the unit for you. Please if you have any problems in the future call us at 800-345-6007. We are happy to help our customers.
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June B.
Cordele, GA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/21/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
I have been very satisfied with the cultivator. Has been easy to start and just what I needed for a small garden.
June Recommends This Earthquake Product
June's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was very pleased with how soon it was sent"
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Bob G.
Phelps, NY
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Great Unit If You Can Get It Started!
Once you get it started it will provide much power, not to be confused with a big roto-tiller however. It is by far the hardest, most toughest engine to start that I have ever owned, so beware.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Bob,
I am sorry to hear about the trouble you had starting the machine. Please call our customer service at 800-345-6007. We have an excellent to that will work with you and ensure that the mini cultivator starts easily for you.
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Gary K.
Prairie City, OR
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/28/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Small Tiller, Happy
For being a small tiller it works good just have to take time. Its heaver than most small ones, but thats good.so far its been good
Gary Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Richard S.
W. Wareham, MA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/16/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Earthquake Mc43
This is a great little machine for the money. I find it does a much better job if I pull it backwards.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Richard Recommends This Earthquake Product
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James T.
York, PA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/20/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Little Tiller
Very easy to get up and running. Works really well for the size.
James Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Gene V.
Morrisville, VT
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/17/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Raised Beds
I bought this machine to rototill my raised beds. I found out that my soil (compost) is too lite for the machine to move forward by the blades. Therefore, I had to pull the machine backwards. That did what I wanted it to do in the raised bed, but harder work.
Gene Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Jeff D.
Lumberton, NJ
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Cultivator But Tines Broke On First Use.
I saw the reviews and thought I would purchase this cultivator to replace my 14 year old on I bought from Sears. Read all the directions, started up nicely and went to work. Tilled my raised bed vegetable gardens very well. After about getting half way through I noticed it was not working as well when I started.

When I checked out the cultivator I noticed that two of the tines on one of the inner wheels had broken off. I was shocked that this would happen after all the good reviews I read... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Tines Broke After 1st Use
Jeff Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Jake
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
I bought this last week. Used it for the first time today. Amazing. It chewed through all the weeds in the garden. I found it works best at wide open throttle and just let it eat.

Started right up over and over. I think the problem some may have had with hard starting is low octane ethanol fuel. I use premium 91 octane without ethanol in all my small engines.
Jake Recommends This Earthquake Product
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