When Mantis first introduced its mini-tiller over 35 years ago, it looked like it might be a dud. Men rejected it for fear of being seen with an undersized machine. Thankfully, women and seniors loved the 20-lb, easy-to-use design and bought them like crazy. Of course, men eventually saw how powerful it was and joined the party, making it the best-selling tiller on the globe. Aside from the world-famous mini-tiller, Mantis also makes chainsaws, snow removers and composters.