Earthquake 43 cc Electric Start Mini Gas Cultivator-MC43E - The Home Depot


Model # MC43E

Internet # 100341831

Store SKU # 652444

43 cc Electric Start Mini Gas Cultivator

Earthquake 43 cc Electric Start Mini Gas Cultivator

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$299.00 / each


Model # MC43E

Internet # 100341831

Store SKU # 652444

No more sore arms from pull starting, finally the ease of electric start for all your cultivating needs. This 43 cc mini cultivator is perfect for maintaining your flower beds, maneuvering between shrubs, vegetable plants and around trees. Keep those weeds at bay and the soil aerated for a whole season of gardening success!

  • Exclusive electric start for effortless starting
  • Comfortable anti-vibration handlebar grips
  • Adjustable drag stake
  • Transport wheels
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Assembled Depth (in.)  18 in  Assembled Height (in.)  40 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  12 in  Blade Length (In.)  10 in 
Product Depth (in.)  23  Product Height (in.)  23 
Product Width (in.)  20  Tine length (in.) 
Wheel Diameter (in.)  7 in  Wheel Width (in.)  1.375 in 
Adjustable Forward Speed  No  Adjustable Handle  Yes 
Assembly Required  Yes  Blade Material  Steel 
CA (CARB) Compliant  CARB Compliant  Color/Finish  Red,Black 
Commercial  No  Drive System  Chain Drive 
Engine Displacement (cc)  43  Engine Make  Other 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Engine Type  2 CYCLE VIPER 
Engine Type  2 Cycle  Foldable handle  No 
Fuel Tank Capacity  .25 gal (US)  Fuel Type  Gas & Oil Mix 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  .28  Handle Material  Steel 
Hazardous Code  RTS  Horsepower (hp)  1.8 hp 
Housing Material  aluminum  Maximum Till Depth (in.) 
Maximum Till Width (in.)  10  Number of tines  12 
Oil capacity (oz.)  2.6  Package Contents  mini cultivator and edger kit 
Product Weight (lb.)  20 lb  Recommended Oil type  n/a 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  30-Day 
Reverse  No  Rust Resistant  Yes 
Start Type  Electric  Start Type  Multiple 
UL Listing  N-No UL Code Rating 
Warranty / Certifications
ENERGY STAR Certified  No  Manufacturer Warranty  1-year limited on product, 2-year limited on engine 


Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Little Tiller in Florida I saw the Model Series 240 Front Tine Tiller sitting at the Home Depot like a new car on the parking lot.It was like love at first site!It works like a dream, easy to clean up and smooth working as it digs up the soil. I often wonder how I ever got along without it. It tilled the whole front yard as if it was working on it's own. I don't just like my tiller...I love it! I think I'll wash and wax it today! May 15, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes Gardening Fun My girlfriend and I bought this tiller a day after using the neighbor's Mantis. The prior day we spent 2 hours tilling one 12x4 bed and in the process wrecked our backs. We finished the remaining three beds in 2 hours with the Earthquake and the texture of the soil was awesome. The plants should be very happy. Next project... ....eliminate deer, rabbits and ground hogs. May 23, 2008
Rated 3 out of 5 by After two year use This is a great running machine with some reservations. The greatest plus is that it has never failed to start.You must remember to open the vent on the gas cap. I have used it for garden cultivating, loosening the soil to trench in railroad ties and laying electrical conduit between buildings. So this has become. "ma' liddle pardner" There is a distinct learning curve to become proficient to keep it from digging in and twisting/turning off path. it is small, light and powerful, but it lacks the good manners of larger tillers. The wheels are very close to the tines. By necessity, the wheel base is narrow and I have often though that it would be better designed with the wheels on terra firma ahead of the tines. It is top heavy and tips easily, as well. I have also noticed that, though the tines are sharp, longer weeds wrap up around the shaft easily-much more easily than they are to get out. This machine has a hand grip to engage the clutch, but It is imperative to shut the machine off to clear the tines. Probably the biggest gripe I have had with this tiller is the difficulty in actuating the wheel height adjustment. The theory of the design is very good, but in my judgement, there must be a better way. I give this machine a mediocre rating because this machine replaced an older mini tiller with a cast iron housing extending the tines 18" ahead of the wheels. The distance between wheels and the tines really tamed the mannerisms of the old machine and it was a dream to operate. This is like comparing a well-broke mare to a newly broke stallion. If you are up to the challenge, it is far better machine than some others on the market February 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by amendment I would like to ammend 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. November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mini earthquake cultivator My husband and I bought the earthquake mini cultivator a couple weeks ago and have used it most every day in our garden to keep the weeds under contol, it really does the job. July 14, 2006
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