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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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Mowers Direct
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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 (18)
Easy To Use (13)
Exceeded Expectations (11)
I'd Buy It Again (9)
Light Weight (8)
Cons
Unreliable (7)
Low Quality (6)
Durability (4)
Difficult To Use (3)
Heavy (1)
69% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
22 Reviews
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1531 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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Bruce D.
Winter, WI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk!
I've had this machine for about a month and can't even explain what a pile of crap it is. The wheels won't stay in their slot. It takes about 50 pulls to start it, and it don't dig up soil worth a crap unless it's loosened up with a shovel first. If I could only take it back. Bought it at Menard's, who's return policy is, if you put gas in it you can't return it.
Bob, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Bruce,
Mini cultivators are generally used for stirring loose soil and mixing in amendments. If you're looking to break hard ground, look into a rear-tine or at least a front-tine tiller.

Let us know if you need assistance finding the right tiller for the job.
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Jake
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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Paul S.
Auburn, MA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Earthquake
I wanted a tiller for my garden...but didn't want to spend a lot of money...This little machine did everything I asked for and more...A great purchase and worth every penny... Don't shy away from this product.
Paul Recommends This Earthquake Product
Paul's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Buy this tiller."
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Kerry S.
Denver, IN
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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Anthony C.
Battle Creek, MI
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/22/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Earthquake Mc43 (6"/10")
I love it, It does a great job chopping up weeds and you can get close to your plants and chop them weeds, It not hard to handle it moves it self, I love it, Thank you.
Anthony Recommends This Earthquake Product
Anthony's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very satisfied. I love how it works, thank you."
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Donald J.
Powell, TN
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/15/16
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fuel Efficient
Light weight, easy to transport to garden areas. Does an excellent job of tilling the soil once the heavy weeds and roots are removed. Drag stake adjustment could be easier to place in position. A swing down and lock system would be more convenient.

Lost one handle bolt and washer(s) and company quick to send replacements. I should have checked all handle knobs for tightness prior to each tilling. Overall, a great product that I enjoy using.
Donald Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Robert J.
Manchester Township, NJ
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/25/16
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Mc43 Tiller
First one was NG. Sending me a new one. Hope this one will work
Bob, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
Please let us know if you have any problems with your new replacement tiller.
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Jeanette G.
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 5/8/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love It!
I have never gardening before but now I have a big lot☺️ So I decide to make a garden to grow my own vegetables. My garden is 20x30, and I have never used a rototiller... I search all over for small do the job right and easy to use.

I love it is all that n more!!! Totally Recommended!!!
Jeanette Recommends This Earthquake Product
Jeanette's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was a great shopping experience from beginning to end."
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Andrew
Green Bay, WI
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Useless!
Side by side to a shovel rake or hoe, this tiller loses every time. People complain its hard to start which is most likely because they're not used to small two stroke engines. However, there is limited power to this device and would work best as a leaf sweeper or something else.

While I'm by no means telling anyone to try, and you do at your own risk, I can hold the blades and own the throttle to fully engaged without the blades moving from thumb and index. Need I say more? Turns in Peat... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Dysfunctional
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