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Stirring
Stirring
Yes
Breaking
Breaking
NoNo
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


Engine
Engine Brand
Viper
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
2-Cycle
CC
43 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.28 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Fuel Mix
50:1
Tines
Tine Position
Front
Tine Direction
Forward Rotation
Tine Diameter
8 Inches
Depth Adjustments
3 Postions
Tine RPM
250
Tilling Width Min
6 Inches
Tilling Width Max
10 Inches
Tilling Depth Min
2 Inches
Tilling Depth Max
4 Inches
Drive
Transmission
Gear
Forward Speeds
1 Forward
Accessories
Side Shield
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
7 Inch
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
33 Pounds
Product Length
23 Inches
Product Width
20 Inches
Product Height
20 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
012642432224
Model
MC43
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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 Robert, 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 Robert, 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 Robert, 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.

Thanks,

Mowers Direct
by Robert, Product Expert

Earthquake MC43 Reviews & Ratings
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
Price (34)
Easy To Use (29)
I'd Buy It Again (20)
Light Weight (18)
Exceeded Expectations (17)
Cons
Low Quality (10)
Unreliable (10)
Durability (8)
Difficult To Use (4)
Customer Service (2)
80% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Robert, the Tiller Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
22 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2056 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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409
Tommy F.
Port Wentworth, GA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 3/10/16
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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Tommy Recommends This Earthquake Product
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126
Dwayne C.
Clover, VA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/20/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Very Reliable
I used it twice and the spring that retracts the rope back in broke and I haven't tried to fix it. I don't recommend this product and I will buy it from a dealer rather than online next time.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Robert, the Tiller Expert
Product Expert
Dwayne,
I'm sorry to hear about the issues you're having with your tiller. I understand how frustrating that can be. I would recommend that you call the manufacturer to see what can be repaired under warranty. The customer service number for Earthquake is (800) 345-6007. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at Tillers Direct and we will do what we can to assist. Thank you for your business and I hope you have a great day.
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Bruce H.
Cameron, NC
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/17/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Was Impressed
If you can read, and will follow the starting directions, you will have no trouble. You must start it exactly as stated or it won't start. My starts very easy and runs great. Took 10 minutes to assemble with no tools needed. I tilled a 20' X 20' area. I did have to go over it 4 times, but I was not beat to death or worn out--I am 66. So far I love it. If you have a small garden or flowerbed to maintain this is great. This is not big enough for acres of use. I am happy about it.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Cons: it wasn't free
Bruce Recommends This Earthquake Product
Bruce's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I called and talked to Jim. I bought what he recommended and I am glad I did. Ordered Friday afternoon, came Tuesday morning, plus free shipping. Works great if you follow the instructions."
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Jeff B
Murrayville, GA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 4/16/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best 2-cycle Tiller On The Market
Lots of power, easy to use, great on fuel, this unit is awesome
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight
Jeff Recommends This Earthquake Product
Jeff's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick professional service"
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Darrell N
Valle, WA
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 2/16/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love The Product Because They Make It Affordable To Own
Started on second pull ran pretty good. Let it warm up and cultivated a section of my compost pile to try it out for the first time. I like the idea of added attachments you can get for this cultivator, which for me makes it even more compelling.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store
Darrell Recommends This Earthquake Product
Darrell's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No dilly dally in getting it shipped out to me... fast!"
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Jeff D
Lumberton, NJ
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Well But Broke First Time Out.
I bought one of these cultivators last year at our local Tractor Supply. After reading about the Earthquake and checking out the reviews I decided to buy one.

It is very easy to use and works well but the first time I used it one of the rotating tines broke off on the end. I contacted them about this but never heard from anyone so I just figured I was on my own. It still work well but not as efficient as it should.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Customer Service
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Earl L.
Miami, FL
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 10/8/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy With This Product
This is a sturdy cultivator. I have a small garden patch and it has made tilling the soil and working my garden so easy. Would recommend this model very highly.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Earl Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Thomas L.
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Little Work Horse
Easy to assemble, engine started as described in instructions, has enough power to do all the gardening work that I have. I cleared a 12x16 new garden area that was sodded. This is a good product for the money.
Thomas Recommends This Earthquake Product
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Clyde M.
Landusky-Dodson, MT
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 6/23/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Machine
I love how easy it is to work with. I am nearly 72 with hip and knee problems. This machine is perfect. The only question I have is where to get a tire as my nephew backed over one.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store, Fast, Quiet
Clyde Recommends This Earthquake Product
Clyde's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was easy and fast."
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10
Bruce L.
Elma, NY
Purchased from Tillers Direct
Purchased 7/14/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Tiller With A Great Price
So far it has been a great tiller. We have a small garden and its a perfect fit. Its easy to use.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Bruce Recommends This Earthquake Product
Bruce's Experience With Tillers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast shipping."
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