Model # MC43E

Internet #100341831

Earthquake 43 cc Electric Start Mini Gas Cultivator

Discontinued Earthquake

43 cc Electric Start Mini Gas Cultivator

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Product Overview

This cultivator has an easy electric start and 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
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Tine length (in.)
Wheel Diameter (in.)
7 in
Wheel Width (in.)
1.375 in


Adjustable Forward Speed
Adjustable Handle
Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Type
2 Cycle
Foldable handle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Maximum Till Depth (in.)
Maximum Till Width (in.)
Number of tines
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Recommended Oil Type
Start Type
UL Listing
N-No UL Code Rating

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1-year limited on product, 2-year limited on engine

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Customer Questions & Answers

I know how to adjust drag stake but what setting is supposed to offer more drag??? All the way up more or less drag??

Asked by: steve
Hi Steve, the drag stake on the MC43 acts like a brake. The lower the drag stake the more of a brake you have, which allows it to till in one spot at a deeper depth. If the drag stake was removed then the mini cultivator would run accross the ground, unless held back. Because the unit is so light the cultivator can be held back without the drag stake in, but using the drag stake does give you more of the brake action. To summarize the lower the stake the more drag. Thanks!
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2017-06-01

How wide is the swath? 12 inches?

Asked by: Slickrick47
The till width is 10''.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

43 cc Electric Start Mini Gas Cultivator is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2006-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2008-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little cutivator I have had this for about 2 months now. Have used it for two projects. First was to reseed a patch of ground about 10' x 5' of hard clay and dirt. It took a little work but it handled it just fine. The second project was putting retaining wall brick around my house,it worked perfect for tilling to get the first row down. Putting the unit together was a snap. Have only had to charge the battery once and that was before the first use. It started right up with the first click of the key and every time since the same way.
Date published: 2011-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2006-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool I used this tiller to prepare my first vegetable garden. I went from grass lawn to garden ready in about 4 hours and a gallon of gas. The electric start was great. It is light weight and easy to use. It is just the right size for my garden. The keyed electric start saves my back and the lawn edger attachment is a bonus. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2010-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Powerhourse I've only had the Earthquake electric start mini-tiller a few days, but yesterday I tilled new ground for 5 hours straight and the tiller never skipped a beat. I just had to finally stop to rest. I'll finish the job next week. The electric start worked great. The battery did die on me, but the pull start was soooo easy. I've since recharged the battery for my next use. The ground is old pasture land and is hard as a brick, but the tiller never stopped. Once the ground is tilled, keeping it weedless for my garden will be a breeze with this big little tiller.
Date published: 2009-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-11-12
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