Craftsman 917.293311 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
I:RRFTXMRN"
6.0 HP
17 INCH TINE WIDTH
REAR TINE WITH
COUNTER ROTATING TINE_
TILLER
Model No.
917.293311
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Espa_ol
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
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:_RANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
TILLER
da_e o! purchase, when thns Craftsman Tiller is maintained,
acc(_rdlng to the operating and maintenance
instructions in
wan repair free of charge any defect in material or workm_
ship.
This Warranty does _ot oh."ver:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as tines, spark
plugs, air cleaners and belts.
• Repairs necessary bedause of operator abuse or negligence, including bent
crankshafts and the faifure:to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• If this Craftsman Tiller is used for commercial or rental purposes, this Warranty
applies for only thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman power mower to the neares'
Sears service center/department
m the United States. This warranty applies only whi
this product is in use in the United States.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights whi
vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
AND CO., D/817WA,
HOFFMAN
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions
could
result in serious injury or death.
TRAINING
• Read the Owner's Manual carefully. Be
thoroughly familiar with the controls
and the proper use of the equipment.
Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.
• Never allow children to operate the
equipment. Never allow adults to
operate the equipment without proper
instruction.
• Keep the area of operation
persons, particularly small
and pets.
clear of all
children,
PREPARATION
• Thoroughly inspect the area where the
equipment is to be used and remove all
fore=gn objects.
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ESTATES,
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• Disengage all clutches and shift into
neutral before starting the engine
(motor).
• Do not operate the equipment withoul
wearing adequate outer garments.
Wear footwear that will improve footm
on slippery surfaces.
• Handle fuel with care; nt is highly
flammable.
• Use an approved fuel container.
• Never add fuel to a running engine ol
hot engine.
• Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme
care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.
• Replace gasoline cap securely and
clean up spilled fuel before restarting
• Use extension cords and receptacles
as specified by the manufacturer for
units wuth electric dnve motors or
electric starting motors.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments
while the engine (motor) is running
(except where specifically recommended by manufacturer).
OPERATION
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
• Exercise extreme caution when
operating on or crossing gravel drives,
walks, or reads. Stay alert for hidden
hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers.
• Affer striking a foreign object, stop the
engine (motor), remove the wire from
the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the
tiller for any damage, and repair the
damage before restarting and operating the tiller.
• Exemise caution to avoid slipping or
falling.
• If the unit should start to vibrate
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abnormally, stop the engine (motor)
and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble.
Stop the engine (motor) when leaving
the operating position.
Take all possible precautions when
leaving the machine unattended.
Disengage the tines, shift into neutral,
and stop the engine.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, shut off the engine and make
certain all moving parts have stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the plug to
prevent accidental starting. Disconnect
the cord on electric motors.
Do not run the engine indoors; exhaust
fumes are dangerous.
Never operate the tiller without proper
guards, plates, or other safety protective devices in place.
Keep children and pets away.
Do not overload the machine capacity
by attempting to till too deep at too fast
a rate.
Never operate the machine at high
speeds on slippery surfaces. Look
behind and use care when backing.
Never allow bystanders
near the unit.
Use only attachments
and accessories
approved by the manufacturer
of the
tiller.
• Never operate the tiller without good
visibility or light.
• Be careful when tilling in hard ground.
The tines may catch in the ground and
propel the tiller forward.
If this occurs,
let go of the handlebars and do not
restrain the machine.
MAINTENANCE
AND STORAGE
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Keep machine, attachments, and
accessories in safe working condition.
• Check shear pins, engine mounting
bolts, and other bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness to be sure
the equipment is in safe working
condition.
• Never store the machine with fuel in the
fuel tank inside a building where
ignition sources are present, such as
hot water and space heaters, clothes
dryers, and the like. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
• Always refer to the operator's guide
instructions for important details if the
tiller is to be stored for an extended
period.
Al_.Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEAWARE!!!
YOU R
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
ACAUTION:
Always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs.
_:_WARNING: The engine exhuast from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
GASOLINE
CAPACITY:
3 QUARTS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is
available on this product. Contact your
nearest Sears store for details.
OIL (API-SF/SG/SH):
3APACITY: 19 OZ.)
SAE 30
(ABOVE 40°F)
SAE5W-30/10W-30
CUSTOMER
(BELOW
SPARK PLUG :
GAP: .030")
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions under
40°F)
CHAMPION
RJ19LM OR
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"Maintenance"
and =Storage"
of this Owner's Manual.
rules.
maintaintiller.
the
sections
_kWARNING:
This unit is equipped with
an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. See
your Sears Authorized Service Center for
spark arrester. Refer to the Repair Parts
section of this manual for part number.
Congratulations
on your purchase of a
Craftsman Tiller. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problems you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest authorized Sears Service
Center/Department.
We have competent,
well-trained technicians and the proper
tools to service or repair this unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tiller properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
Your new tiller has been assembled at the
factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes.
To
ensure safe and proper operation of your
tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely.
Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure
proper tightness.
These accessories were available when the tiller was purchased. They are also
available at most Sears Retail outlets and Service Centers. Most Sears Stores can
order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your tiller.
ENGINE
_LLERPERFORMANC
FURROW
TILLER
OPENER
MAINTENANCE
BELT
TIMES
SHEAR pin
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HAIRPIN CLIP
Yournewtiller has been
assembled
at the
front
factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To
ensure safe and proper operation of your
tiller all parts and hardware you assemble
must be tightened securely.
Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure
proper tightness.
RIGHT
LEFT
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench
easier. Standard
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
Utility knife
Wire cutter
Tire pressure
Screwdriver
Pair of pliers
9/16" wrench
set will make assembly
wrench sizes are listed.
gauge
OPERATOR'S
POSITION
OPERATOR'S POSITION
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
operating position (standing behind tiller
handles).
CONTENTS OF HARDWARE
PACK
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(2) Handle
(1) Center Locknut
Locks
(1) Carriage Bolt
3/8-16 UNC x I Gr. 5
(1) Hairpin Clips
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3/8-16
UNC
(1) Cable Clip
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(1) Pivot Bolt
3/8-16
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(2) Shear
Pins
UNC
(1) Flat Washer
0
13/32 x 1 xll
Ga.
(1) Handle
& Clips
5
Lock Lever
Grade
5
UNPACKING
CARTON
_kCAUTION:
Be careful of exposed
staples when handling or disposing of
cartoning material.
IMPORTANT:When
unpacking and
assembling tiller, be careful not to stretch
or kink cables.
bly
"UP" Position
Tighten handle
lock lever to hold
Loosen Handle Lock
Lever to Move
• While holding handle assembly, cut
cable ties securing handle assembly to
top frame. Let handle assembly rest on
tiller.
• Remove top frame of carton.
• Slowly ease handle assembly up and
place on top of carton.
• Cut down right hand front and right
hand rear corners of carton, lay side
carton wall down.
• Insert pivot bolt in front part of plate and
tighten.
• Cut down remaining corners of carton
and lay panels flat.
• Lower the handle assembly. Tighten
nut on carriage bolt so handle moves
with some resistance. This will allow for
easier adjustment.
• Place flat washer on threaded end of
handle lock lever.
• Remove packing material from handle
assembly.
• Separate shift rod from handle assembly.
Shift Rod
• Insert handle lock lever through handle
base and gearcase. Screw in handle
lock lever just enough to hold lever in
place.
• Insert second handle lock (with teeth
inward) in the slot of the handle base
(just inside of washer).
• Raise handle assembly to highest position and securely tighten handle lock
lever by rotating clockwise. Leaving
handle assembly in highest position
will make it easier to connect shift rod.
Assembly
INSTALL HANDLE
• Insert one handle lock (with teeth
facing outward) in geamase notch.
(Apply grease on smooth side of
handle lock to aid in keeping lock in
place until handle assembly is lowered
into position,)
VIEWED FROM R.H. SIDE OF TILLER
Flat Washer
Handle Lock
Y
Handle Lock
Lever
Slot
Gearcase Notch
Rear Cartridge
Handle Lock
Locknut.F_
Handle
• Grasp handle assembly.
Hold in "up"
position.
Be sure handle lock remains
in gearcase notch. Slide handle
assembly into position.
• Rotate handle assembly down. Insert
rear carriage bolt first, with head of bolt
on L.H. side of tiller and loosely
assemble
Iocknut.
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Base
Pivot Bolt
INSERT
CABLE
CLIP
Shift Lever
Indicator
Hairpin
• Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the
back of handle column. Push cables
Shift Rod
into clip.
Handle Column
Cables
Cable Clip
CONNECT
SHIFT ROD
• Insert end of shift rod farthest from bend
into hole of shift lever indicator.
REMOVE
• Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift
rod to secure with bend of clip on right
side.
[J"'_-Attach this End To shift
TILLER
FROM CRATE
• Adjust handle assemby to lowest position. Be sure lock lever is tightened securely.
• Make sure shift lever indicator is in "N"
(neutral) position.
• Tilt tiller forward by lifting handle.
Separate cardboard cover from leveling shield.
• Rotate tiller handle to the right and pull
tiller out of carton.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
Shift Rod
Lever Indicator
The tires on your unit were overinflated at
the factory for shipping purposes. Correct
and equal tire pressure is important for
best tilling performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI.
HANDLE HEIGHT
• Handle height may be adjusted to better suit operator. (See "TO ADJUST
HANDLE HEIGHT"
in the Service and
Adjustments
7
section
of this manual).
These symbols
may appear on your Tiller or in literature
Learn and understand
their meaning.
supplied
with the product.
KNOW YOUR TILLER
READ THIS OWNER'S
TILLER.
MANUALAND
SAFETY
RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations
with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
of
Control
Shift Lever
Drive Control Bar
Shift Lever Indicator
Depth
Leveling
Recoil
Starter
Handle
Outer Side Shield
MEETS ANSI SAFETY
REQUIREMENTS
Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards
Institute
LEVELING SHIELD - Levels tilled soil.
SHIFT LEVER - Used to shift transmissior
DRIVE CONTROL
BAR - Used to engage
tines.
DEPTH STAKE - Controls depth at which
tiller will dig.
OUTER SIDE SHIELD - Adjustable to
protect small plants from being buried.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
- Used to control
gears.
SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR
- Shows
which gear the transmission is in.
RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Used to
start the engine.
engine speed.
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The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects
which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear
shields before starting your tiller and while tilling. We
vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety
HOW
TO USE YOUR
TILLER
Know how to operate all controls before
adding fuel and oil or attempting to start
engine.
STOPPING
TINES
AND DRIVE
• Release drive control bar to stop
movement.
• Move shift lever to "N" (neutral)
position.
ENGINE
thrown into the eyes,
safety glasses or eye
recommend a wide
glasses.
• Hold drive control bar against the
handle to start tiller movement.
HARD TO SHIFT GEARS
• Briefly engage drive control bar and
release or rock tiller forward and
backward until are able to shift gears.
DEPTH STAKE
The depth stake can be raised or Iowere_
to allow you more versatile tilling and
cultivating, or to more easily transport
your tiller.
• Move throttle control to "STOP" position. If equipped with stop switch, move
switch to "STOP" position.
• Never usa choke to stop engine.
Shallowest'Filling
(Cultivating)
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'_" Transport Position
Deeptest Tilling_
Drive Control Bar
"ENGAGED" Position
Shift Lever
Depth Stake
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TILUNG
• Release depth stake pin. Pull the
depth stake up for increased tilling
depth. Place depth stake pin in hole of
depth stake to lock in position,
• Place shift lever indicator in (_) till
position.
• Hold the drive control bar against the
handle to start tilling movement. Tines
and wheels will both turn.
Ddve Control Bar
"DISENGAGED"
Position
Throttle Control
TINE OPERATION
DRIVE
- WITH WHEEL
• Always release drive control bar before
moving shift lever into another position.
• Move throttle control to =FAST" position
for deep tilling. To cultivate, throttle
control can be set at any desired
speed, depending on how fast or slow
you wish to cultivate.
IMPORTANT:
Always release drive
control bar before moving shift lever into
another position.
Depth Stake Pin
"RELEASED" Position
• Tine movement is achieved by moving
shift lever to (_) till position and
engaging drive control bar.
FORWARD - WHEELS ONLY/TINES
STOPPED
• Release
ddve control bar and move
shift lever indicator to =F" (forward)
position. Engage drive control bar and
tiller will move forward.
REVERSE - WHEELS ONLY/TINES
STOPPED
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• DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND
TILLER,
• Release the drive control bar.
• Move throttle control to "SLOW"
=Locked"
Position
position.
• Move shift lever indicator to "R"
(reverse)
position,
Shield
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TURNING
CHECK
• Release the drive control bar.
• Move throttle control to "SLOW"
position.
• Place shift lever indicator in "F"
(forward) position. Tines will not turn.
• Lift handle to raise tines out of ground.
• Swing the handle in the opposite
direction you wish to turn, being careful
to keep feet and legs away from tines.
• When you have completed your turnaround, release the drive control bar
and lower handle. Place shift lever in
till position and move throttle control to
desired speed. To begin tilling, hold
drive control bar against the handle.
OUTER SIDE SHIELDS
The back edges of the outer side shields
are slotted so that the shields can be
raised for deep tilling and lowered for
shallow tilling to protect small plants from
being buried. Loosen nut =A" in slot and
nut "S". Move shield to desired position
(both sides). Retighten nuts.
TO TRANSPORT
_I_CAUTION: Before lifting or transporting, allow tiller engine and muffler to cool.
Disconnect spark plug wire. Drain
gasoline from fuel tank.
AROUND THE YARD
• Release the depth stake pin. Move the
depth stake down to the top hole for
transporting the tiller. Place depth
stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock
in position. This prevents tines from
scuffing the ground.
• Place shift lever indicator in "F"
(forward) position for transporting.
• Hold the drive control bar against the
handle to start tiller movement.
Tines
will not turn.
• Move throttle control
AROUND TOWN
to desired
speed.
• Disconnect
spark plug wire.
• Drain fuel tank.
• Transport in upright
oil leakage.
BEFORE
STARTING
position to prevent
ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
Be very careful not to allow
dirt to enter the engine when checking or
adding oil or fuel. Use clean oil and fuel
and store in approved, clean, covered
containers, use clean fill funnels.
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your unit has been
shipped, from the factory, already fUle¢
with SAE 30 summer weight oil.
• With engine level, clean area around
oil filler plug and remove plug.
• Engine oil should be to point of
overlowing when engine is level. For
approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 4 of this
manual. All oil must meet A.P.I. Servic_
Classification
SF, SG or SH.
• Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten
• For cold weather operation you shouIc
change oil for easier starting (See oil
viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
Oil Fill
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline. (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and leac
oxide deposits and reduce valve life.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below 32°F (0°C), use fresh,
clean, winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
• 1,WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation
and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems,
the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fue
next season. See Storage section of thL,
manual for additional information. Neve_
use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
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_I_CAUTION:
Fill to within 1/2 inch of top
of fuel tank to prevent spills and to allow
for fuel expansion.
If gasoline is accidentally spilled, move machine away from
area of spill. Avoid creating any source of
ignition until gasoline vapors have
disappeared.
Do net overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
,_CAUTION:
Keep drive control bar in
ISENGAGED"
position when starting
engine.
When starting engine for the first time or if
engine has run out of fuel, it will take
extra pulls of the recoil starter to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
• Make sure spark plug wire is propedy
connected.
• Move shift lever indicator to "N"
(neutral) position.
• Place throttle control in "FAST" position.
• Turn fuel shut-off valve 1/4 turn to
OPEN position.
• Move choke control to CHOKE position.
• Grasp recoil starter handle with one
hand and grasp tiller handle with other
hand. Pull rope out slowly until engine
reaches start of compression
cycle
(rope will pull slightly harder at this
point).
• Pull recoil starter handle quickly.
Do
not let starter handle snap back against
starter.
• If engine fires but does not start, move
choke control to half choke position.
Pull recoil starter handle until engine
starts.
• When engine starts, slowly move choke
control to "RUN" position as engine
warms up.
NOTE; A warm engine requires less
choking to start.
Fuel shut-off
Choke controls
• Move throttle control
to desired runnin!
position.
• Allow engine to warm up for a few
minutes before engaging tines.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (3000 feet) or
in cold temperatures (below 40°F), the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine perfomrance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
manual.
section
of this
NOTE; If engine does not start, see
troubleshooting
points.
TILLING
HINTS
_kCAUTION:
Until you are accustomed t
handling your tiller, start actual field use
with throttle in slow position (mid-way
between "FAST" and "IDLE").
• Tilling is digging into, turning over, and
breaking up packed soil before
planting. Loose, unpacked soil helps
root growth. Best tilling depth is 4" to 6"
A tiller will also clear the soil of unwanted vegetation.
The decomposition
of this vegetable matter enriches the
soil. Depending on the climate (rainfal
and wind), it may be advisable to till th_
soil at the end of the growing season to
further condition the soil.
• Soil conditions are important for proper
tilling. Tines will not readily penetrate
dry, hard soil which may contribute to
excessive bounce and difficult handlin!
of your tiller. Hard soil should be
moistened before tilling; however,
extremely wet soil will "ball-up" or
clump during tilling. Wait until the soil i.,
less wet in order to achieve the best
results. When tilling in the fall, remove
vines and long grass to prevent them
from wrapping around the tine shaft
and slowing your tilling operation.
• You will find tilling much easier if you
leave a row untilled between passes.
Then go back between tilled
rows.There
are two reasons for doing
this. First, wide turns are much easier t(
negotiate than about-faces.
Second,
the tiller won't be pulling itself, and
you, toward the row next to it.
• Do not lean on handle. This takes
weight off the wheels and reduces
traction.
To get through a really tough
section of sod or hard ground, apply
upward pressure on handle or lower
the depth stake.
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,CULTIVATING
TINE
Cultivating
is destroying the weeds
between rows to prevent them from
robbing nourishment and moisture from
the plants. At the same time, breaking up
the upper layer of soil crust will help
retain moisture in the soil. Best digging
depth is 1" to 3" (2.5-7.5 cm). Lower the
outer side shields to protect small plants
from being buried.
• Cultivate up and down the rows at a
speed which will allow tines to uproot
weeds and leave the ground in rough
condition, promoting no further growth
of weeds and grass.
The tine assemblies on your tiller are
secured to the tine shaft with shear pins
(See "FINE REPLACEMENT"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
If the tiller is unusually overloaded or
jammed, the shear pins are designed to
break before internal damage occurs to
the transmission.
SHEAR
PINS
• If shear pin(s) break, replace only with
those shown in the Repair Parts
section of this manual.
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SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE
Check Engine Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil
Oil Pivot Points
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1_1.21
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Inspect Spark Arrester / Muffler
Inspect Air Screen
Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge
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Clean Engine Cylinder Fins
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Replace Spark Plug
RH Gear Case Grease Fitting (loz,)
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1 - Change more often when operating ut_der a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this tiller does not cover
items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, the operator
must maintain tiller as instructed in this
manual•
CHART
* Throttle Control
***RH Gear Case
** Engine Grease Fitting
Some adjustment s will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tiller.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check tines and belts for wear. A
•Depth Stake Pin
Shield
Hinges
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Wheel Hub
* Idler Bracket
* SAE 30 OR 5W-30 Motor Oil
** Refer to Maintenance =ENGINE_ Section
*** EP #1 Grease
• Check engine oil level.
• Check tine operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated (See =LUBRICATION CHAR'I").
13
ACAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
before performing any maintenance
(except carburetor adjustment) to prevent
accidental starting of engine.
Prevent fires! Keep the engine free of
grass, leaves, spilled oil, or fuel. Remove
fuel from tank before tipping unit for
maintenance.
Clean muffler area of all
grass, dirt, and debris.
Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins
as contact may cause burns.
• Remove oil fill plug.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
tube. See "CHECK ENGINE OIL
LEVEL" in the Operation section of this
manual.
!
Oil drain
Plug
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W-30, etc.) improve starting in cold
weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 40°F (4°C). Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tiller is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase
oil level before
starting the engine and after each five (5)
hours of continuous use. Add SAE 30
motor oil or equivalent.
Tighten oil filler
plug securely each time you check the oil
level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tiller is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Use a funnel to prevent oil spill on tiller,
and catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil drain plug. Be careful not
to allow dirt to enter the engine. For
easier removal of plug use 7/16 12 Pt.
socket with extension.
• Tip tiller forward to drain oil.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
?
Oil Fill Plug
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 50 hours of operation or every
season.
Service paper cartddge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob and cover. Lift air
cleaner
assembly
TO SERVICE
• Remove
filter.
off stud.
PRE-CLEANER
foam pre-cleaner
from air
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
• Reinstall
• Reinstall
pre-cleaner
onto air filter.
cover and secure with knob.
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean
base carefully to prevent debris from
entering carburetor.
• Remove foam pre-cleaner from air
filter.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter.
• Reinstall cover and secure with knob.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
14
Knob
MUFFLER
Do not operate tiller without muffler. Do r
tamper with exhaust system. Damaged
mufflers or spark arresters could create
fire hazard. Inspect periodically
and
replace if necessary. If your engine is
equipped with a spark arrester screen
assembly, remove every 50 hours for
cleaning and inspection.
Replace if
damaged.
Cover_
Stud
SPARK
COOLING
SYSTEM
Your engine is air cooled. For proper
engine performance and long life keep
your engine clean.
• Clean air screen frequently using a
stiff-bristled brush.
• Keep cylinder fins, levers,
free of dirt and chaff.
and linkage
PLUG
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each tilling season or after every 50 hou
of use, whichever comes first. Spark plu,
type and gap setting is shown in "PROD.
UCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 4 of thi.,
manual.
TRANSMISSION
Once a season, lubricate the right hand
gear case grease fitting with 1 oz. of EP
grease.
CLEANING
,Blower
Housing
een
Muffler
• Clean engine, wheels, finish, etc. of all
foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels (re
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your unit unless the muffler
air filter and carburetor are covered to
keep water out. Water in engine can
result in a shortened engine life.
f_CAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
rom spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come into contact with plug.
Handle (High) Position
Handle Lock Lever
TILLER
TO ADJUST
HANDLE
HEIGHT
Select handle height best suited for your
tilling conditions. Handle height will be
different when tiller digs into soil.
• First loosen handle lock lever.(Do not
loosen too much or handle locks may
fall out.)
• Handle can be positioned at different
settings between "HIGH" and "LOW"
positions.
• Retighten handle look lever securely
after adjusting.
Handle (Low) Position
15
TIRE CARE
7
_Hex
_F/_____
J_..._
'_ _
_
_- ,'_"
"_k
_IbCAUT|ON:
When mounting tires,
unless beads are seated, overinflation
can cause an explosion.
• Maintain 20 pounds of tire pressure. If
tire pressures are not equal, tiller will
pull to one side.
• Keep tires free of gasoline or oil which
can damage rubber.
TO REMOVE WHEEL
• Place blocks under transmission
•
•
•
•
_
3el Guard
• Repair tire and reassemble.
Clevis
Pin
\
l\ Tire)
Hairpin Clip and Clevis Pin
to
keep tiller from tipping,
Remove outer side shield by removing
nuts "A" and "B".
Remove inner side shield by removing
nuts "C" and "D".
Remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from
wheel.
Remove wheel and tire.
Nut
and
Washer
(Located
Behind
TO REPLACE
GROUND
DRIVE
BELT
• Remove belt guard as described
REMOVE BELT GUARD".
in "TO
• Remove old belt by slipping off engine
pulley first then remove from transmission pulley,
• Place new belt in groove of transmission pulley and into engine pulley.
BELT MUST BE IN GROOVE ON TOP
OF IDLER PULLEY, NOTE POSITION
OF BELT TO GUIDES.
• Check belt adjustment
below.
as described
• Replace belt guard.
• Reposition wheel and replace clevis
pin and hairpin clip.
GROUND DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT
/.
Hairpin
Clip
Nut "B"
Inner Side Shield
Outer Side Shield
Nut
TO REMOVE
BELT GUARD
NOTE: For ease of removal, remove
hairpin clip and clevis pin from left wheel.
Pull wheel out from tiller about 1 inch.
• Remove two (2) screws, one (1) nut
and washer from side of belt guard.
• Pull belt guard out and away from unit.
• Replace belt guard by reversing above
procedure.
For proper belt tension, the extension
spring should have about 5/8 inch stretch
when drive control bar is in "ENGAGED"
position.
follows:
This tension can be attained
as
• Loosen cable clip screw securing the
drive control cable.
• Slide cable forward for less tension and
rearward for more tension until about 5/
8 inch stretch is obtained while the
drive control bar is engaged.
• Tighten cable clip screw securely.
Screw
_five Control Cable
Tension
Idler Pulley
Extension
Transmission Pulley
16
TINE REPLACEMENT
• To maintain the superb tilling performance of this machine the tines shouk
_I_CAUTION:
Tines are sharp. Wear
gloves or other protection when handling
tines.
be checked for sharpness, wear, and
bending, particularly the tines which
are next to the transmission.
If the gap
between the tines exceeds 3-1/2
A badly worn tine causes your tiller to
work harder and dig more shallow. Most
important, worn tines cannot chop and
shred organic matter as effectively nor
bury it as deeply as good tines. Atine this
worn needs to be replaced.
inches they should be replaced or
straightened
as necessary.
• New tines should be assembled.
Sharpened
tine edges will rotate rear
Transmission
New 33he _._
3-1/2" Max
I
I
I
I
I
I
,
,
Hairpin Clip
Hairpin Clip
Counter "Rne
Rotation
Sha_ Edge
Sharp Edge
Shear Pin
Sharp Edges
Shear Pin
17
ENGINE
TO ADJUST
Maintenance, repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary.
However, engine performance can be affected by differences
in
fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment,
contact
your nearest authorized service center/
department
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed.
Overspeeding
the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous.
If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department,
which
has the proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments.
• The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move remote
throttle control lever to "FAST" position.
• If throttle lever on engine touches high
speed stop, no further adjustment
is
necessary.
If throttle lever does not
touch high speed stop, continue with
adjustment
procedure.
• Loosen cable clamp screw.
• Move throttle lever up until it touches
high speed stop, and held in this
position.
• Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
Fuel Tank
_
/ Clamp
Screw
/Casing
Wire
-
-
_
Governor
Control
Lever
18
CARBURETOR
Immediately
prepare your tiller for storage
at the end of the season or if the unit will
not be used for 30 days or more.
_kCAUTION:
Never store the tiller with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TILLER
• Clean entire tiller (See =CLEANING"
the Maintenance section of this
•
•
•
•
in
manual).
inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as the carburetor,
fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during
storage, also, experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing
the formation ol
fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container.
Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replac_
with clean oil. (See "ENGINE" in the
Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug.
• Pour 1 ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
• Pull starter handle slowly several time,,
to distribute oil.
• Replace
with new spark
plug,
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one seasor
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your unit indoors and
cover it to give protection from dust ant
dirt.
• Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tiller while
engine
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
19
and exhaust
areas are still warm.
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4. Dirty air cleaner,
5. Water in fuel.
6. Clogged fuel tank.
7. Loose spark plug wire.
8. Bad spark plug or
improper gap.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Oil soaked air filter.
Hard to start
1 .Throttle
control not set
properly.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
3. Bad spark plug or
improper gap.
4. Stale or dirty fuel.
5. Loose spark plug wire.
6. Carburetor
adjustment.
Loss of power
out of.
1. Engine is overloaded.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
3. Low oil level/dirty oil.
4. Faulty spark plug.
5. Oil in fuel.
6. Stale or dirty fuel.
7. Water in fuel.
8. Clogged fuel tank.
9. Spark plug wire loose.
10. Dirty engine air screen.
11. Dirty/clogged
muffler.
12. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
13. Poor compression.
20
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in
the Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4, Clean or replace air cleaner
cartridge.
5. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, and refill tank with fresh
gasoline.
6. Remove fuel tank and clean.
7. Make sure spark plug wire is
seat ed properly on plug.
8. Replace spark plug or adjust
gap.
9. Make necessary adjustments
10.Replace
air filter.
1. Place throttle control in "FAST
position.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner
cartridge,
3. Replace spark plug or adjust
gap.
4. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
5. Make sure spark plug wire is
seated properly on plug.
6. Make necessary adjustments,
1. Set depth stake for shallower
tilling.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner
cartridge.
3. Check oil level/change oil.
4. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
5. Drain and clean fuel tank and
refill, and clean carburetor.
6. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
7. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, and refill tank with fresh
gasoline.
8. Remove fuel tank and clean.
9. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
10. Clean engine air screen.
11. Clean/replace
muffler.
12. Make necessary adjustments,
13. Contact an authorized Sears
Service Center/Department
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine overheats
1. Low oil level/dirty oil.
2. Dirty engine air screen.
3. Dirty engine.
4. Partially plugged muffler.
5. improper carburetor
adjustment.
Excessive bounce/
difficult handling
1. Ground
too dry and hard.
2. Depth stake
incorrectly adjusted.
1. Check oil level/change
oil.
2. Clean engine air screen.
3. Clean cylinder fins, air screer
muffler area.
4. Remove and clean muffler,
5. Adjust carburetor to richer
position.
1, Moisten ground or wait for
more favorable soil condition
2. Adjust depth stake.
I
Soil bails up or
clumps
1. Ground
Engine runs but
tiller won't move
1. Tine control is not
engaged.
2. V-belt not correctly
adjusted.
3. V-belt is off pulley(s),
Engine runs but
labors when tilling
Tines skip over
ground
too wet.
1. Wait for more favorable
conditions.
1, Tilling too deep.
tilling.
2. Throttle control not
propedyadjusted.
3. Carburetor out of adjustment.
1. Drag Stake not lowered
in forward rotating till
mode.
2. Improper
tilling mode.
Hard to shift into
gear
1. Gears not timed,
Tiller shuts off
when drive
control bar
engaged
1. Shift lever set in between
1. Engage
21
tine control.
2. InspectJadjust
V-belt.
3. Inspect V-belt.
1. Set depth stake for shallower
2. Check
throttle
control
3. Make necessary
setting.
adjustments
1. Lower Drag Stake
.
.
counter rotating till
position and forward
rotating till position.
2. Tines jammed
soil
Forward rotating tine drive
should only be used for soft
ground or for soil that has
already been tilled.
Briefly engage drive control
bar and release or rock tiller
forward and backward until
are able to shift gears.
1. Shift to either counter rotating
till position or forward rotating
till position.
2. Clear
tines.
TILLER--
MODEL
NUMBER
917,293311
HANDLES
3
4
7
8
•
g
•
2
,_'-.'_-a '_--_, "_;-S:-_._'
15
\23
11
\
31
,\
\
\
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
164743
141406
110673X
127254X
6712J
137119
110641X
71191008
72010520
110646X
S'1"D624003
81328
110741X
109313X
110702X
STD5,33710
109229X
STD541437
DESCRIPTION
Throttle, Control
Grip, Handle
Grommet, Handle
Bar, Drive Control Assembly
Cap, Vinyl
Panel, Control
Bushing,Split
*Screw, Pan Head #10-24
*Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2
Handle, Grip
*Clip, Hairpin
Bolt, Shoulder
Handle, Shift
Grommet, Rubber
Rod, Shift
*Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Lock, Handle
*Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
KEY PART
NO. NO.
19
20
21
22
23
19131611
109228)(
150258
165197
86777
24
25
26
27
29
30
9484R
73970500
110675X
73900400
STD541462
150696
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 11 Ga.
Lever, Lock, Handle
Handle, Assemble
Clip, Plastic, Cable
Screw, Hex, Washer Hd, Slotted
#10-24 x 1/2
Clip
Locknut,Hex, Flange
Clutch, Cable
*Nut, Lock 1/4-20
*Nut, Keps #10-24
Bolt, Pivot
* STAN DARD HARDWARE
-- PURCHASE
LOCALLY
NOTE,* All component dimensions given in U.S.
nches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
MAINFRAME, LEFT SIDE
3
g
8
35
31
46
30
28
3
23
4O
15
24
2S_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
STD541031
STD551137
STD54t037
170127
154734
110111X
STD532505
8700J
86777
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
19
21
22
23
9484R
STD551125
STD541025
23230506
110652X
STD551031
145102
12000028
156117
74770508
5015J
128952
795R
126875X
24
KEY PART
NO. NO.
25 STD624003
26 165501X558
27 132801
28 104679X
29 12000032
30 159229
31 102384X
32 102141X
33 STD523710
34 102383X
35 STD523120
36 102331X
37 130812
38 74760544
39 140062
40 170488
43 69180
44 STD541431
DESCRIPTION
*Nut, Hex 5/16-18
"Washer, Lock 3/8
*Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Shield, Inner Belt Guard
Screw Shift Lever
Lever, Shift
*Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1/2 Gr. 5
Plate, Shift Indicator
Screw, Hex, Washer Head,
Slotted #10-24 x 1/2
Clip
*3Nasher, Lock 1/4 ,.
*Nut, Hex 1/4-20
*Screw, Set, 5/16-18 x 3/8
Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 2.09
*Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ga.
Sheave,Transmission
Ring, Retainer
Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 1.220
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-24 x 1/2
_re
Rim
Tire Valve
Rivet, Dnlled
*STANDARD
DESCRIPTION
*Clip,Hairpin
Guard, Belt
Belt, V
Pulley, Idler
Ring, Klip
Bracket, Idler
Bolt, Hex 5/16-16 x 12
Shaft, Idler Arm
*Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Counterweight, L.H.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2
Bracket, Reinforcement, L.H.
Sheave, Engine
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
Cap, Plunger
Screw Hex Wsh. Hd #10-32 x 9/16
Nut Lock #10-24
Nut, Lock 5/16-18
HARDWARE--
PURCHASE
LOCALLY
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TILLER--
MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
MAINFRAME, RIGHT SIDE
16
13
12
5
s
8
11
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
166532
73970500
STD551031
S'fD523107
102332X
STD523120
102173X
STD551137
STD541037
74760524
S_4003
126875X
lO
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
13 5015J
128952
795R
14 S'rD541431
15 ......
Bumper
Locknut, Hax, Flange 5/16-18
*Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16Ga.
Bolt, Hax 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bracket, Reinforcement
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2
CounterWeight, R,H.
*Washer, Lock 3/8
*Nut, Hex 3/6-16
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
*Clip,Hairpin
Rivet, Drilled
16 7192J
DESCRIPTION
"Rre
P_rrl
Tire Valve
*Nut, Keps 5/16-18
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Craftsman Model No.
110402-0180-E1
TieCable
STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S.inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
TRANSMISSION
12,,
15
24
48
44
51
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1 1_337
2
165729
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
16
19
20
161963
5020J
1370H
137335
145101
4895H
154467
7392M
100371K
106160X
142145
8353J
12000039
154466
4358J
12000040
102114X
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
30
102115X
6803J
102111X
STD551143
STD541143
143009
106390X
102134X
150737
54
DESCRIPTION
Transmission Assembly (Includes
Key NOS.2-52)
Gearcase, LH.w/Bearing
(Includes
Key No. 4)
Gasket, Gearcase
Bearing, Needle
Washer, Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
Pinion, Input
Shaft, Input
Bearing, Needle
Washer, Seal
Ball, Steel
Spdng, Shift, Fork
O-Ring
Arm, Shift
Fork, Shift
Ring, Klip
Shaft, Shift
Washer
Ring, Klip
Gear, Assembly, Reverse Idler
(Includes Key Nos. 21 and 22)
Gear, Reverse Idler
Beadng, Needle
Shaft, Reverse Idler
*Washer, Lock 7/16
*Nut, Hex 7/16-20
Beadng, Shaft, Ground Ddve LH.
Spacer 0.765 x 1.125 x 1.23
Chain #35-50 Pitch
Ground Shaft Assembly
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
31
32
33
34
35
36
143008
106388X
102121X
102112X
102101X
154335
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
48
4422J
154356
105345X
105346X
8358J
4220R
106146X
155236
170338
49
50
51
52
53
54
60
--
132688
106147X
17720408
STD541031
165140
17720412
6855M
6066J
DESCRIPTION
Beadng, Shaft, Ground Drive R.H.
Spacer 0.70 x 1.00 x 1.150
Sprocket and Gear Assembly
Shaft, Reduction (2nd)
Screw, Whiz, Lock 5/16-18 x 3-1/2
Sprocket Assembly w/Bearing
(Includes Key Nos. 37 and 38)
Beadng, Needle
Sprocket, "line
Gear, Cluster, Red 1st & 2nd
Gear, Reverse
Shaft, Reduction (1st)
Washer, Thrust
Spacer 1.01 x 1.75 x 0.760
Seal Asm. OII
Gearcase, R.H. w/Bearing
(Includes Key No. 8)
Shaft, Tine
Chain, Roller #50-50 Pitch
Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
"Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Beadng Kit, Tine Shaft
Screw 1/4-20 x 3/4
Fitting Grease
Grease, Plastilube #1
"STANDARD HARDWARE-- PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S.inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TILLER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293311
TINE SHIELD
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
PART
NO.
73900500
161415X558
8393J
12000036
STD533107
8394J
8392J
109230X
124289X558
STD533110
STD541031
STD551131
STD533112
124311X
161414X658
73900400
162175
STD532512
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Nut, LockHexFlangeS/16*18UNC
Shield, Side, Outer L H.
Pin, Stake, Depth
Ring, Klip
*Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gr 5
Spdng
Bracket, Latch
Spring, Depth Stake
Shield, Tine
*Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 1 Gr, 5
*Nut, Hex 5/16-18
*Washer, Lock 5/16
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
Bracket, Shield Tine
Shield, Side, Outer R.H.
Nut, Flange lock 1/4-20
Nut, Wing Forged 5/16-18
*Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
46
PART
NO.
19 102701X
20 S'rD541037
21 102156X
22 74930632
23 4440J
24 STD532505
25 6712J
26 109227X
27 102695X558
28 120588X
29 124309X558
30 73970500
32 73220400
33 STD551125
DESCRIPTION
Grip
*Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Stake, Depth
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2
Hinge
*Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cap, Vinyl
Pad, Idler
Shield, Leveling
Pin, Hinge
Shield, Side
Locknut,Hex, Flange
Nut, Fin,Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
*STANDARDHARDWARE--PURCHASELOCALLY
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inch
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
TINE ASSEMBLY
9
11
9
9
9
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PART
NO.
4459J
132673
6554J
3146R
132727
73610600
STD551137
74610616
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Tine, Outer, L.H.
Pin, Shear
Tine, lnner, L.H.
*Clip,Hairpin
Assembly, Hub and Plate, L.H.
Nut, Hex 3/8-24
*Washer, Lock 3/8
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1
PART
NO.
9 4460J
10 132728
11 6555J
DESCRIPTION
Tine, Outer, R.H.
Assembly, Hub and Plate, R.H.
Tine, Inner, R.H.
*STANDARDHARDWARE--PURCHASELOCALLY
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
DECALS
15
14
12
1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
- -
PART
NO.
166213
145023
166134
166133
137538
120431X
102180X
157984
120075X
163094
162215
166138
171076
167156
171079
172097
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Logo
Decal, Logo
Decal, Logo
Decal, Desndp_on
Decal, Caution, Drive Control
Decal Hand Placement
Decal, Shift Indicator
Decal, Ttna, Shield,Counter Rotaliog Tines
Decal, Wamiog, RotatingTines
Dec,at, Tine Depth Stake
Decal, Tine, Shield, Wamlog Dora
Decal, Engine
Decal, Engine6HP REF
Decal, Craftsman IC
Decal, Rewind
Manual, Owner's (Eng/Span)
48
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
917.293311
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON -- MODEL NUMBER 110402-0180-E1
307
415
718 _
__
27_
REQUIRESSPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTIONMANUAL.
11010
LABEL KIT I
746
27_ _
I lO66
OWNER'S
MANUAL
I
49
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
917.293311
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 110402-0180-E1
104"
692 II
108 l
276 @
51
967
445
358 GASKET SET
11A
1022_
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717 _,.
/
5J _;_
868 _
5O
423A
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 110402-0180-E1
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356
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TILLER-- MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
ENGINE,BRIGGS& STRATTON- - MODEL NUMBER 110402-0180-E1
597
456
J
J
J
56
592
65 _P_
23
J 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL
J
363_
4€1p
1005
332
lO44
305_
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL KIT
7
993
1022
51
52
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293311
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATrON - - MODEL NUMBER 110402-0180-E1
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
5
7
11
11A
12
13
15
16
18
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
34
35
36
40
45
46
51
55
56
57
58
60
65
95
97
98
104
108
109
117
121
122
693811
399269
299819
693643
273489
692600
693647
692549
691137
94916
693797
694466
692550
281658
692551
692987
222698
690021
694167
694168
694169
499631
692785
692786
692787
263190
499423
499424
692562
94699
499642
499641
691304
691304
93312
262679
693404
692555
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
,_ Oil Seal
Cylinder Head
_r+ Cylinder Head Gasket
Breather Tube
Breather Tube
¢r Crankcase Gasket
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Oil Drain Plug
Crankshaft
Crankcase Cover
_ Oil Seal
Oil Fill Cap
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel
Flywheel Key
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010" O/S)
Piston Assembly (.020" O/S)
Piston Assembly (,030" O/S)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.010" O/S)
Ring Set (.020" O/S)
Ring Set (.030" O/S)
Piston Pin Lock
Piston Pin
Connecting
Rod
Connecting Rod Dipper
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Exhaust Valve
Intake Valve
Valve Spdng (Intake)
Valve Spdng (Exhaust)
Valve Retainer
Valve Tappet
Camshaft
_+ • •Intake Gasket (2
Required)
691422
Rewind Starter Housing
498144
Pulley/Spring Assembly
498144
Pulley/Spdng Assembly
693449
Starter Rope
391101
Stader Rope Gdp
94904
Screw (Rewind Stader)
94098
Screw (Throttle Valve)
690024
Throttle Shaft
398185
Idle Speed Kit
691242
•
Float Hinge Pin
692567
Choke Valve
693628
Choke Shaft
493763
Main Jet
690032
Carburetor Kit
693749 •
Carburetor Spacer
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
125
127
130
133
134
137
146
155
163
186
187
694112
223472
691181
398187
398188
693981
94388
692556
693458
493496
492790
187A692601
188 94644
189 691295
190 692127
190A94644
209 693710
209A261306
219 693578
220 221551
222 694253
227 692573
238 691300
265 221535
267 692577
276 271716
281 694252
300 693593
304 693621
305 692608
306 693610
307 690345
332 94877
333 692605
334 94731
337 491055
356 398808
358 690031
363 19069
365 692568
DESCRIPTION
Carburetor
Welch Plug
Throttle Valve
Carburetor Float
•
Needle Valve
• • Float Bowl Gasket
Timing Key
Cylinder Head Plate
or+ • •Air Cleaner Gasket
Hose Connector
Fuel Line (Cut to Required
Length)
Fuel Line (Molded)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Rocker Arm Ball
Screw (Fuel Tank)
Screw (Fuel Tank)
Governor Spring
Governor Spring
Governor Gear
Washer (Governor Gear)
Control Bracket
Governor Lever
Valve Cap
Casing Clamp
Screw (Casing Clamp)
O•Sealing
Washer
Control Panel
Exhaust Muffler
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Cylinder Shield
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Sparkplug
Stop Wire
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Screw (Carburetor)
•
RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Klncluded in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
I Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.
ulncluded in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref Number
977.
+Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number
1033.
NOTE:
53
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILt.ER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293311
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 110402-0180-E1
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
383
19374
415 693463
423 690349
423A94929
427 692575
445 690610
455 692591
456 281503
459 281505
467 493903
478 693709
504 495659
505 231082
552 692346
562 94852
592 94908
597 94943
601 95162
608 497830
613 94706
615 692576
616 692547
619 691108
621 396847
632 693408
633
635
663
676
677
689
692
708
717
718
736
741
742
746
798
693867
805529
694593
393757
94896
263073
690572
691321
693462
230192
693560
263157
692564
692566
692559
•
Spark Plug Wrench
Oil Fill Plug
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Nut (Control Bracket)
NC Cartridge Filter
Flywheel Cup
Pawl Friction Plate
Ratchet Pawl
Air Cleaner Knob
Panel
Washer Set
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Governor Crank Bushing
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Rewind Starter)
Screw (Pawl Friction Plate)
Hose Clamp
Rewind Starter
Screw (Muffler)
Governor Shaft Retainer
Governor Crank
Screw (Cylinder Head Plate)
Stop Switch
Spnng/Unk (Mechanical
Governor)
• Washer (Choke Shaft)
Spark Plug Boot
Screw (Control Panel)
Muffler Deflector
Screw (Muffler Deflector)
Friction Spring
Detent Spring (Choke)
Washer (Throttle Shaft)
Air C|eaner Bracket
Locating Pin
Nut Clip
Timing Gear
Ring-Retaining
Gear-Idler
Screw (Rocker Arm)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
832 693583
836 94896
836A693624
843 694061
851 493880
868 498592
875 693459
883 272309
914 94786
Muffler Guard
Screw (Muffler Guard)
Screw (Mounting)
Lever Sleeve
Sparkplug Terminal
_+ Valve Seal
Air Cleaner Base
Exhaust Gasket
Screw (Rocker Cover 7/16"
Long)
914A 692557
Screw (Rocker Cover 3/8"
Long)
957 493988
Fuel Tank Cap
958 692586
Shutoff Valve
961 693598
Screw (Air Cleaner Bracket)
967 273356
Pre-Cleaner Filter
968 693460
Air Cleaner Cover
972 692587
Fuel Tank
975 493640
Float Bowl
977 690033
Carburetor Gasket Set
993 691892
_+ Cylinder Head Plate Gasket
1005692592
Fan-Flywheel
1019690035
Label Kit
1022 693790
_+ Rocker Cover Gasket
1023 499924
Rocker Cover
1026 693517
Push Rod
1029 691230
Rocker Arm
1033690034
Valve Overhaul Kit
1034 691343
Push Rod Guide
1036 695041
Emissions Label
1044 692590
Screw (Flywheel)
1050 692558
Nut (Rocker Arm)
1054 280275
Cable Tie
1058273700
Owner's Manual
1113692577
Screw (Panel)
----
121432-0036-E2Replacement
Engine
RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Klncluded
I Included
ulnc_uded
977.
+Included
1033.
in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref Numbe
in Value Overhaul
Kit, Ref Number
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
55
For in-home major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-MY-HOME
s" (1-800-469-4663)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio
1-800-676-5811
In Canada for all your service and parts needs call
Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces
1-800-665-4455
For the repair or replacement parts you need:
Call 6 am - 11 prn CST, 7 days a week
PartsDirectsM
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio
1-800-659-7084
For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center
in your area:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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