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Earthquake MC43 Cultivator with 43cc Viper Engine

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With a 43cc 2-cycle Viper engine, the Earthquake MC43 cultivator can weed, work-in fertilizer or aerate soil. Its small size and light weight not only make it easy to transport, but it also enhances maneuverability around plants without damaging them. Convenient on-board wheels adjust for transport and depth control.

  • Largest, most powerful engine in its class
  • Overhand control reduces bouncing and jumping, allowing you to remove your weeds, not your plants
  • Provides a tilling depth of 8 in. and tilling width of 6 to 10 in.
  • Standard rotating tines
  • Gear-driven transmission
  • Lightweight and easy to use at 33 lb.

Specification Description
Application: Cultivating
Blade Length: 8-11/16 in.
Brand: Earthquake
Handle Size: 36 in.
Height: 37-11/16 in.
Included: Cultivator, Hardware, Bottle Of Oil, Operator'S Manual
Length: 34-11/16 in.
Material: Aluminum, Steel
Product Weight: 33 lb.
Type: 2-Cycle Engine
Warranty: 5 Years
Width: 17-11/16 in.
Product Type: Cultivators
Power Type: Gas
Manufacturer Part Number MC43
Earthquake MC43 Cultivator with 43cc Viper Engine is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 283.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works, To me, It-Don't-Get-No-Better-Than-That. Second one I've owned. First one was destroyed during one of my brain-dead moments; while trying to start it, I left the carburetor filter off and dirt entered the cylinder, (It was not good enough to withstand that). I liked it enough to buy another one.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love!! I bought this lil tiller and it has saved me hours of work!!! It is lightweight but it does a heavy job!! It goes in between my plants with ease and I have even rolled up old grass areas with it!!
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I recently purchased this cultivator to break up soil between rows and till in compost. It works very well for this purpose. The only thing I experienced was the hard initial pull, when starting for the first time. Other than that I have had no problems. The times are easy to reposition too. Works exactly as I expected!
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Difficult to start I purchased this about 2 months ago. The pull cord consistently sticks, so starting is nearly impossible. I could pull it out a couple inches at a time, it stops. So getting a full pull to start was not possible. I can start my own chainsaws, weedwackers, push mowers, etc... not this. My husband even had a hard time starting it. Works great once you have it running. Any suggestions????
Date published: 2018-07-06
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Hi am having the same problem, cord if very hard to pull and does not want to pull all the way out, suggestions to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated, just bought last year and used once, very frustrating when I have to work to be done!

Asked by: brianne78
Hello Brianne, I am Kelsey with Earthquake, I'm sorry you are having troubles. Please give our Customer Service Department a call so we can assist with this issue. Thank you! 800-345-6007.
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-06-12

is this a four cycle engine?

Asked by: fraer
This is a 2 Cycle gas engine, if you are looking for a similar model you would be looking for the MC440 our part number is 12802 and this is a four cycle. Thank you!
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-05-18

describe edger attchment

Asked by: blondie2
The Dethatcher Kit is very effective for lifting away the excessive matted layers of thatch that can prevent moisture, oxygen and nutrients from penetrating the soil and can harbor disease and insects. Use in Spring, Summer, and Fall to bring life and color back to your lawn. This is an attachment for the MC43, the Dethatcher Assembly replaces the tines on the tine assembly.
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-05-18

Will this work to break up ground? I don't need a huge area, but it's an area I just don't have the energy or strength to do by hand.

Asked by: bbgail
The MC43 isn't designed to break ground, its meant to cultivate soil is already broken. It may work to break some softer soil, but again that is not it's intended purpose. You would be looking for a tiller.
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-05-18

where is the earthquake made?

Asked by: al 5678
Hi, we are a Wisconsin based company, with a customer service, design team, quality team, and sales staff. Most of our products are manufactured in China in our plants, but every thing is protyped and designed here and gets quality check there and here before distributed.
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-05-18

is there a vapor lock and how can i fix .will not pull and just bought it

Asked by: rickytrac
Please contact us at We would be happy to help!
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-05-18

Brand new all directions. The problem is the pull cord, which does not pull like a lawnmower. The cord 'chunks' out 3 inches at a time. Nothing I do will make the cord pull out in a smooth, swift action. I managed to get it going once.Help.

Asked by: Tabicake
Hello Tabicake, I'm sorry you are having troubles with your Tiller. Please give our Earthquake Customer Service Dept. a call right way, we would be happy assist with this issue. Thank you! 800-345-6007.
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-06-12

I own an MC43 tiller that has 8 or 9 hours on it. I just had to take it to our local repair shop 6 times and am heading there now to pick it up and get a refund. Where does Tractor Supply suggest I take this to get it fixed? It starts but wont run.

Asked by: gunsmith44
Good afternoon and thank you for contacting us regarding your MC43. I am sorry that you are having such trouble with operating it. If you haven't already tried troubleshooting the tiller, you could call our Customer Service line (800-345-6007 option 1, option 4) for troubleshooting. If you would like more information as to a local repair center, please call the above number and options and they will assist you in finding nearby repair center. Thank you again for contacting us, have a great day!
Answered by: Ardisam, Inc.
Date published: 2018-08-15
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