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Operator's
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4-Cycle
Gasoline
Cultivator
IMPORTANT:
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
P/N 769-00874 (10/03)
PRINTED iN USA
CAREFULLY
THANK
YOU
TABLE
Thank you for buying this quality product. This modern
outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful
service. You will find it to be a great labor-saving device.
This operator's
manual provides you with easy-tounderstand
operating
instructions.
Read the whole
manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new
outdoor power tool in top operating condition.
PRODUCT REFERENCES,
AND SPECIFICATIONS
ILLUSTRATIONS
OF CONTENTS
Service Information
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Rules for Safe Operation
Know Your Unit
Assembly Instructions
Starting/Stopping
INFORMATION
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8
10
11
Maintenance and Repair Instructions ...........
12
Cleaning and Storage .......................
18
Troubleshooting
19
Specifications
Chart ......................
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Warranty Information
SERVICE
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Instructions
3
6
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Oil and Fuel Information
Operating Instructions
All information, illustrations, and specifications
in this
manual are based on the latest product information
available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to
make changes at any time without notice.
Copyright@ 2003 MTD SOUTHWEST INC, All Rights
Reserved.
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Parts List ....................
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Inside Back Cover
Service on this unit both within and after the warranty
period should be performed only by an authorized and
approved service dealer.
For service call 1-800-520-5520 to obtain a list of
authorized service dealers near you. For more details
about your unit, visit our website at www.troybilt.com.
DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER.
PROOF OF PURCHASE
WILL BE REQUIRED FOR
WARRANTY
SERVICE.
Before beginning, locate the unit's model plate. It lists
the model and serial numbers of your unit. Refer to the
sample plate below and copy the information for future
reference.
Serial
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Model Number
Der
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ParentPart Number
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SIN :
ETEM :
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SPARK
ARRESTOR
NOTE
NOTE: For users on U.S. Forest Land and in the
states of California, Maine, Oregon and Washington.
All U.S. Forest Land and the state of California (Public
Resources
Codes 4442 and 4443), Oregon
and
Washington
require,
by law that certain
internal
combustion
engines operated on forest brush and/or
grass-covered areas be equipped with a spark arrestor,
maintained in effective working order, or the engine be
constructed, equipped and maintained for the prevention
of fire. Check with your state or local authorities for
regulations pertaining to these requirements. Failure to
follow these requirements could subject you to liability or
a fine. This unit is factory equipped
with a spark
arrestor,
if it requires replacement,
ask your LOCAL
SERVICE DEALER to install the Accessory
Part
#180890 Spark Arrestor Kit.
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CALIFORNIA
PROPOSITION
65 WARNING
Copy the model and parent
part number here:
Copy the serial number
here:
Make sure you carefully read and understand this manual
before starting or operating this equipment.
THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE U.S.
PATENTS. OTHER PATENTS PENDING.
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS
PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS
KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS
OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE
HARM.
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your
attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols,
and their explanations, deserve your careful attention
and understanding. The safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or
warnings they give are not substitutes for proper
accident prevention measures.
SYMBOL
I SYMBOL
Failure to obey a
safety warning will
result in serious injury to yourself or to
others. Always follow the safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
SAFETY ALERT••
Indicates
danger,
warning or caution. Attention is required in
order to avoid serious personal injury. May
be used in conjunction with other symbols
or pictographs.
WADI_I
I I_lP_ • Failure to obey a
r_n_ul
i u l,_.,J, safety warning can
result in injury to yourself and others.
the safety precautions to
the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
NOTE: Advises you of information or instructions vital to
the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
CAUTION:
Failure to obey
safety warning
result in property damage or personal
to yourself or to others. Always follow
safety precautions to reduce the risk
electric shock and personal injury.
Read the Operator's Manual(s) and follow all
warnings and safety instructions,
Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the
operator and/or bystanders.
CALL
I
DANGER:
MEANING
FOR QUESTIONS,
MEANING
1-800-520-5520.
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE
a
may
injury
the
of fire,
OPERATING
•
Carefully inspect the area before starting the unit.
Remove all debris and hard or sharp objects such as
glass, wire, etc.
Be aware of the risk of injury to the head, hands and
feet.
you must follow the
safety rules. Please read these instructions
before operating the unit in order to ensure
using
the safety of the operator and any
bystanders.
Please keep these instructions for later use.
[WARNI
NG: When theunit,
• Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the
controls and proper use of the unit.
• Do not operate this unit when tired, ill, or under the
influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Children and teens under the age of 15 must not use
the unit, except for teens guided by an adult.
• All guards and safety attachments must be installed
properly before operating the unit.
• Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts.
Check for fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in
place and secure. Replace parts that are cracked,
chipped, or damaged in any way. Do not operate the
unit with loose or damaged parts.
Clear the area of children, bystanders, and pets. At a
minimum, keep all children, bystanders, and pets
outside a 50 feet (15 m.) radius; there still may be a
risk to bystanders from thrown objects. Bystanders
should be encouraged to wear eye protection. If you
are approached, stop the unit immediately.
Squeeze the throttle control and check that it returns
automatically to the idle position. Make all adjustments
or repairs before using unit.
SAFETY
WARNINGS
FOR GAS UNITS
flammable, and its
vapors can explode if ignited. Take the
Gasoline is highly
following precautions:
WARNING:
• Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and
approved for the storage of such materials.
• Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do
not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
• Alwaysstoptheengineandallowit tocoolbeforefilling
thefueltank.Neverremove
thecapofthefueltank,or
addfuel,whentheengineishot.Neveroperatetheunit
withoutthefuelcapsecurelyinplace.Loosenthefuel
tankcapslowlytorelieveanypressure
inthetank.
• Addfuelina clean,well-ventilated
outdoorareawhere
therearenosparksorflames.Slowlyremovethefuel
caponlyafterstoppingengine.Donotsmokewhile
fuelingor mixingfuel.Wipeupanyspilledfuelfromthe
unitimmediately.
Alwayswipeunitdrybeforeusing.
• Movetheunitatleast30feet(9.1m)fromthefueling
sourceandsitebeforestartingtheengine.Donot
smokeor allowsparksandopenflamesnearthearea
whileaddingfuelor operatingtheunit.
WHILE OPERATING
• Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Operate
this unit only in a well ventilated outdoor area.
• Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as
meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards. Also wear
ear/hearing protection when operating this unit. Wear
a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty. Long
sleeve shirts are recommended.
• Wear heavy, long pants, boots and gloves. Do not
wear loose clothing, jewelry, short pants, sandals or
go barefoot. Secure hair above shoulder level.
• This unit has a clutch. The tines remains stationary
when the engine is idling. If it does not, have the unit
adjusted by an authorized service technician.
• Be sure the tines are not in contact with anything
before starting the unit.
• Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.
• Avoid accidental starting. The operator and unit must
be in a stable position while starting. See
Starting/Stopping Instructions.
• Use the right tool. Only use this tool for the purpose
intended.
• Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling the unit
towards you.
• Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and
balance. Take extra care when working on steep
slopes or inclines.
• Always hold the unit with both hands when operating.
Keep a firm grip on the grips.
• Keep hands, face, and feet at a distance from all
moving parts. Do not touch or try to stop the tines
when they are rotating.
• Do not touch the engine or muffler. These parts get
extremely hot from operation. They remain hot for a
short time after you turn off the unit.
• Do not operate the engine faster than the speed
needed to cultivate. Do not run the engine at high
speed when you are not cultivating.
• Always stop the engine when cultivating is delayed or
when walking from one cultivating location to another.
• If you strike or become entangled with a foreign
object, stop the engine immediately and check for
damage. Do not operate before repairing damage. Do
not operate the unit with loose or damaged parts.
• Stop and switch the engine to off for maintenance,
repair, or to install or remove the tines.
Use only original equipment manufacturer
replacement parts and accessories for this unit. These
are available from your authorized service dealer. Use
of any unauthorized parts or accessories could lead to
serious injury to the user, or damage to the unit, and
void your warranty.
• Keep unit clean of vegetation and other materials.
They may become lodged between the tines and
guard.
• To reduce fire hazard, replace faulty muffler and spark
arrestor, keep the engine and muffler free from grass,
leaves, excessive grease or carbon build up.
OTHER SAFETY
WARNINGS
• Never store the unit, with fuel in the tank, inside a
building where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing or transporting.
Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
• Store the unit in a dry area, locked up or up high
to prevent unauthorized use or damage, out of the
reach of children.
• Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other
liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris.
Clean after each use. See the Cleaning and Storage
instructions.
• Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use
them to instruct other users, if you loan someone this
unit, also loan them these instructions.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY
AND
INTERNATIONAL
SYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product.
Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SYMBOL
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
indicates danger, warning, or
caution. May be used in conjunction
with other symbols or pictographs.
WARNING - READ OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
Read the Operator's Manual(s) and
follow all warnings and safety
instructions. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury to the
operator and/or bystanders.
WEAR EYE AND HEARING
PROTECTION
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MEANING
THROWN OBJECTS AND
ROTATING CUTTER CAN CAUSE
SEVERE INJURY
WARNING: Donot
operate without the proper guards
in place. Keep away from the
rotating tines.
I
O
• ONIOFF STOP CONTROL
ON / START / RUN
• ONIOFF STOP CONTROL
OFF or STOP
WARNING: Thrown
HOT SURFACE WARNING
objects and loud noise can cause
severe eye injury and hearing loss.
Wear eye protection meeting ANSI
Z87.1-1989 standards and ear
protection when operating this unit.
Use a full face shield when needed.
Do not touch a hot muffler or
cylinder. You may get burned. These
parts get extremely hot from
operation. When turned off they
remain hot for a short time.
KEEP BYSTANDERS
AWAY
WARN ING: Keep all
bystanders, especially children and
pets, at least 50 feet (15 m.) from the
operating area.
• UNLEADED FUEL
Always use clean, fresh unleaded fuel.
• OIL
Refer to operator's
proper type of oil.
manual for the
GARDEN CULTIVATORS ROTATING TINES CAN CAUSE
SEVERE INJURY
WARNING: stop
the
engine and allow the tines to stop
before installing or removing tines,
or before cleaning or performing any
maintenance. Keep hands and feet
away from rotating tines.
APPLICATION
Usethisunitforcultivatingsodandlighttomediumsoil.
Alsofor cultivatingingardenareas,aroundtrees,etc.
STOP/OFF (0)
Throttle
Control
Primer Bulb
STARTION
(I)
Handlebar
Muffler
\
\
\
Starter Rope Grip \
Handlebar
Knob
Tine Guard
Wheel Support
Bracket
/
Edger/
Wheel
Cultivator
Tines
Edger
Blade
NOTE: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil. In
order to avoid damage to the unit, refer to O//
and Fuel Information to put oil and gas in the
crankcase before attempting to start it.
ADJUSTING
TINE
DEPTH
To adjust the wheel support bracket proceed as follows:
1.
NOTE: Before setting up your cultivator / edger,
disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark
plug and ground to a stud on the engine.
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug to
avoid accidental starting.
2.
Remove cotter pin from the clevis pin and slide pin
out of tailpiece bracket (Fig. 3).
POSITIONING
3.
Slide the wheel support bracket up or down in the
tailpiece, aligning the holes to the desire height.
4.
Place the clevis pin through the hole and secure with
a cotter pin.
1.
THE HANDLEBARS
Loosen the two knobs on the inside of the
handlebars (Fig. 1).
2. With the unit upright, swing the handlebars up into
the operating position (Fig. 1).
Clevis Pin
NOTE: Take care not to pinch the throttle cable or
switch wires when positioning the handlebar.
Cotter Pin _
3. Tighten the knobs to secure the handlebars in place.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten
ADJUSTING
the knobs,
THE HANDLEBAR
HEIGHT
Wheel
Support
Bracket
Remove the knobs and mounting bolts and reinstall
them through either the top or bottom holes in the
handlebar assembly (Fig. 2) in order to adjust the
height of the handlebars.
1,
2.
Be sure to tighten the knobs to secure the
handlebars in place.
Tailpiece Bracket
Fig. 3
ATTACHING
BLADE
THE EDGER WHEEL
AND
To convert the cultivator to an edger proceed as follows:
1.
Push the On/Off switch to Off (O) position to stop
engine and tines and disconnect spark plug to avoid
accidental starting.
NOTE: It may be necessary to lay the cultivator / edger
back in a horizontal position on a flat level surface
with the upper handle touching the ground.
Remove the click pin from each end of the tine shaft
and slide the tines off the shaft.
2,
Fig. 1
3.
Slide the edger wheel, with the hub facing inward,
onto the right side of the tine shaft and secure with
the click pin in the inside hole (Fig. 4).
4.
Slide the edger blade with the hub facing out onto
the left side of tine shaft and secure with the click pin
in the inside hole (Fig. 4).
5.
Guide the edger blade along a flower bed, sidewalk,
or driveway with the edger wheel along the outside
edge. Use the edger guide line to line up edger blade.
Edger Guide
Line
Top Hole
Handlebars
Handlebar
-_
----4_f
Bolt
_)_(_)
_----_
Bottom Hole
Hub
Edger Wheel
Knob Washer/"
Click
J
Fi . 2
Edger Blade
Fig. 4
Pin
WARNI NG: OVERFILLING
OIL
CRANKCASE
MAY
CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL
INJURY.
Check and maintain the proper oil level in
the crank case; it is important and cannot
be overemphasized. Check the oil before
each use and change it as needed. See
Changing the Oil.
RECOMMENDED
OIL TYPE
the
Using
crankcase
the proper
is extremely
type and weight
important.
of oil in
Check the oil before each use and change
the oil regularly. Using incorrect or dirty oil can cause
premature engine wear and failure.
Use a high-quality SAE 30 weight oil of API (American
Petroleum Institute) service class SF, SG, SH.
ADDING
Funnel Spout_
OIL TO CRANKCASE:
INITIAL
Fig.
Oil Fill
Plug/Dipstick
USE
NOTE: This unit is shipped without oil. In order to avoid
damage to the unit, put oil in the crankcase
before attempting to start unit.
Your unit is supplied with one 3.4 fluid oz. (100 ml.)
bottle of SAE 30 SF, SG, SH oil (Fig. 5).
Fig. 6
NOTE: Save the bottle to measure the correct amount
for future oil changes. See Changing the Oil.
NOTE: Your new 4-Cycle cultivator is shipped for
operation in conditions above 40°F (4°C). For
cold weather operation, where temperatures
plummet below 40°F (4°C), use a high-quality
SAE 10W30 weight oil of API (American
Petroleum Institute) service class SF, SG, SH.
O-Ring
I_
1.
Unscrew the oil bottle top and remove the paper seal
covering the opening. Replace the top and cut the
tip off the funnel spout (Fig. 5).
2. Place the unit on a flat level surface with the
cultivator in a horizontal position (Fig. 6).
3.
4.
Remove the oil plug / dipstick from the crankcase
(Fig. 7).
Pour the entire bottle of oil into the oil fill hole
(Fig. 8).
Fig. 7
NOTE: Never add oil to the fuel or fuel tank.
5.
Remove the tag from oil fill plug / dipstick.
6.
Wipe up any oil that may have spilled and reinstall
the oil fill plug / dipstick.
The importance of checking and maintaining the proper
oil level in the crankcase cannot be overemphasized.
Check oil before each use and change as specified in
the Maintenance Schedule.
Fig. 8
Oil Fill Plug/Dipstick
RECOMMENDED
FUEL TYPE
Old fuel is the primary reason for improper
unit performance. Be sure to use fresh,
clean, unleaded gasoline.
NOTE: This is a four cycle engine. In order to avoid
damage to the unit, do not mix oil with gasoline,
Definition of Blended Fuels
Today's fuels are often a blend of gasoline and
oxygenates such as ethanol, methanol or MTBE (ether).
Alcohol-blended fuel absorbs water. As little as 1%
water in the fuel can make fuel form acids when stored.
When using alcohol-blended fuel, use fresh fuel that is
less than 60 days old.
Using Blended Fuels
If you choose to use a blended fuel, or if its use is
unavoidable, follow recommended precautions:
Always use fresh unleaded gasoline
FUELING
THE UNIT
1. Remove fuel cap. Remove the tag from the fuel tank
neck.
NOTE: Fill or add fuel to the tank only when the
cultivator is in a horizontal position (Fig. 9).
2.
Place spout of gas container into the fill hole on the
fuel tank and fill tank.
NOTE: Do not overfill tank.
3.
Wipe up any gasoline that may have spilled.
4.
Reinstall the fuel cap.
5.
Move the unit at least 30 ft. (9.1 m) from the fueling
source and site before starting the engine.
NOTE: Dispose of the old gasoline in accordance to
Federal, State and Local regulations.
Fuel Cap
Use the fuel additive STA-BIL ® or an equivalent
Drain tank and run the engine dry before storing unit
Using Fuel Additives
The use of fuel additives, such as STA-BIL C_Gas
Stabilizer or an equivalent, will inhibit corrosion and
minimize the formation of gum deposits. Using a fuel
additive can keep fuel from forming harmful deposits in
the carburetor for up to six (6) months. Add 0.8 oz.
(23 ml.) of fuel additive per gallon of fuel according to the
instructions on the container. NEVER add fuel additives
directly to the unit's gas tank.
Fig. 9
WARNING:
Gaso,ne
extremely
flammable. Ignited Vapors may explode.
Always stop the engine and allow it to cool
before filling the fuel tank. Do not smoke
while filling the tank. Keep sparks and open
flames at a distance from the area.
slowly to avoid injury
from fuel spray. Never operate
thefuel
unitcap
I I IWARNING:
Remove
without the fuel cap securely in place.
well ventilated
WARNING:
Add fuelin a clean,
outdoor area. Wipe up any spilled fuel
immediately. Avoid creating a source of
ignition for spilt fuel. Do not start the engine
until fuel vapors dissipate.
ON (I)
weft- ventilated outdoor
area. Carbon monoxide
can
be a
[WARNI
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Operatefumes
thisunit
onlyin
lethal in a confined area.
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Avoid accidental starting.
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Make sure you are in the
I starting position when pulling the starter rope
(Fig. 12). [0 avoid serious injury, the operator and
unit must be in a stable position while starting.
STARTING
f
Throttle
Control
INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Check the oil level in the crankcase.
Checking the Oil Level
2.
Fill the Fueltank with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline.
Refer to Fueling the Unit.
Fig. 10
Refer to
Primer
Bulb
NOTE: There is no need to turn the unit on. The On/Off
Stop Control is in the ON (I) position at all times
(Fig. 10).
COLD...
IF
For cold weather conditions (below 40°F),
flip the Cold Weather Start Lever (Fig. 13) to the
start/close position and continue to step 4. DO NOT
flip this lever down if the temperature is above 40°F.
/
Fully press and release the primer bulb 10 times,
slowly. Some amount of fuel should be visible in the
primer bulb and fuel lines (Fig. 11). If you can't see
Fue! in the bulb, press and release the bulb as many
times as it takes before you can see Fuel in it.
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4, Hold the handlebar with one hand and grab the starter
rope with your other hand. Use your Foot to hold down
il
the cultivator (Fig. 12).
\
\
/
Cold Weather Start Lever
(Fig. 13)
Fig. 11
NOTE: Tilt the unit back slightly to bring the tines off the
ground when starting.
5.
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With the unit in the starting position, do not squeeze
the throttle control (Fig. 12). Pull the starter rope out a
short distance, until you feel some resistance. This is
usually around 2-4 inches. Then pull the rope smoothly
and briskly. Repeat this 5 times.
Starter Rope
IF COLD...
For cold weather conditions (below 40°F),
flip the Cold Weather Start Lever back to the
run/open position.
6.
Throttle
Control
When the engine starts, squeeze the throttle control to
warm up the engine for 15 to 30 seconds. In cold
weather, let the engine warm up for 30 to 60 seconds.
................
IF... The engine does not start, go back to step 3.
Fig. 12
IF... The engine stops while you are squeezing the
throttle, go back to step 4.
STOPPING
INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Release your hand from the throttle control. Allow the engine
to cool down by idling.
2.
Put the On/Off Stop Control in the OFF (O) position.
Cold
Weather
Start Lever
\
Run/Open
=
Close/Start
Fig. 13
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)PERATING
TIPS
reduce the riskof
injury when operating this unit. Do not
wear loose clothing or jewelry. Wear eye
and ear/hearing protection. Wear heavy
Dress properly
to
long pants, boots and gloves.
Do not wear
short pants, sandals or operate barefoot.
I [WARNING:
1. Move the cultivator to the work area prior to starting
the engine. Transport the cultivator by pushing it on
wheels or carrying it by the handle center tube.
personal injury,
never pick-up or carry the unit while the
engine is running.
IWARNING:
Toprevent
serious
2. Start the unit by following the Starting Instructions.
3. With the engine running and the tines off the ground,
depress the throttle control to increase the engine
speed.
4.
While holding the upper handle with both hands,
slowly lower the cultivator until the tines make
contact with the ground (Fig. 14).
Fig. 14
TRANSPORTING
5. As cultivating action begins, tilt the cultivator up
slightly using the handle so that the tines can
penetrate the ground.
6.
Once the ground has been broken, continue at a
moderate pace until you are familiar with the controls
and the handling of the cultivator.
7.
If the tines are digging too deep or not deep enough,
adjust the wheel bracket as described in Adjusting
Tine Depth.
THE UNIT
personal injury,
always stop the engine when operation is
delayed or when transporting
the unit
from
To prevent
serious
one location to another
WARNING:
1.
Stop the engine.
2.
Tilt the unit back until the tines clear the ground.
3.
Push or pull the unit to the next location to be
cultivated.
personal injury, use
extreme caution when reversing
or pulling the unit towards you.
IWARNING:
Toprevent
serious
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Perform these required maintenance procedures at the
frequency stated in the table. These procedures should
also be a part of any seasonal tune-up.
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system may be
performed by any non-road engine repair
establishment, individual or authorized service
dealer.
NOTE: Some maintenance procedures may require
special tools or skills, tfyou are unsure about
these procedures take your unit to any non-road
engine repair establishment, individual or
authorized service dealer.
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TO prevent serious
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injury, never perform
maintenance or repairs with unit running.
Always service and repair a cool unit.
Disconnect the spark plug wire to ensure that
the unit cannot start.
FREQUENCY
MAINTENANCE
Before starting engine
Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel
Check oil
Page 9
Page 13
Every 10 hours
Clean and re-oil air filter
Page 14
First change at 10 hours
Every 25 hours thereafter
Every 25 hours
Change oil
Change oil
Clean spark arrestor
Page 13
Page 13
Page 17
10 hours on new engine
Every 25 hours
Every 25 hours
Check rocker arm to valve clearance and adjust
Check rocker arm to valve clearance and adjust
Check spark plug condition and gap
Page 15
Page 15
Page 17
TINE REMOVAL
AND REPLACEMENT
All 4 tines should be replaced at the same time because
they will wear evenly through normal use. Work on one
side at a time.
REQUIRED
REFER
TO
Place one "A" tine and one "B" tine onto the shaft.
5,
6.
Secure the new tines to the shaft with click pins. It
may be necessary to wash the dirt off the tines and
shaft for ease of removal.
personal injury,
always wear heavy gloves when handling
the tines.
, kIWARNING:
Toprevent
serious
1. Stop the unit and disconnect the spark plug wire.
NOTE: It may be necessary to lay the cultivator back in a
horizontal position on a flat level surface with the
upper handle touching the ground.
2.
Remove the click pin from each end of the tine shaft.
Slide the tines off of the shaft (Fig. 15).
3. Clean and oil the shaft.
4.
Slide on the new tines with the hubs facing out. The
four tines are market with the letters "A" and "B."
"B" Tine
Click Pin
Hubs
Fig. 15
12
CHECKING
THE OIL LEVEL
CHANGING
engine wear and
damage to the unit, always maintain the
proper oil level in the crankcase. Never
TO preventextensive
operate the unit with the
oil level below the
bottom of the dipstick.
THE OIL
For a new engine, change the oil after the first 10 hours of
operation. Change the oil while the engine is still warm. The
oil will flow freely and carry away more impurities.
Ii[CAUTION:
The importance of checking and maintaining the proper
oil level in the crankcase cannot be overemphasized.
Check oil before each use:
1.
Stop the engine and allow oil to drain into the crankcase.
2.
Place the unit on a flat, level surface to get a proper
oil level reading.
3.
Keep dirt, grass clippings and other debris out of the
engine. Clean the area around the oil fill plug/dipstick
before removing it.
4.
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick
Reinsert it all the way back in.
5.
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick and check the oil level.
Oil should be up to the top of the dipstick (Fig. 16).
CAUTION:
handling the unit.
1.
2.
3.
prevent injury when
Wear gloves to
Unplug spark plug boot to )revent accidental starting.
Remove the oil fill plug/dipstick.
Pour the oil out of the oil fill hole and into a container
by tipping the unit to a vertical position (Fig. 18).
Allow ample time for complete drainage.
and wipe off oil.
Oil Fill Plug/Dipstick\
Fig. 18
Full_(
Add 1.4-1.5 Oz.
(41-44 ml)
Top of Dipstick
Fig. 16
If the level is low, add a small amount of oil to the oil
fill hole and recheck (Fig. 17). Repeat this procedure
until the oil level reaches the top of the dipstick.
NOTE: Do not overfill the unit.
6,
4.
Wipe up any oil residue on the unit and clean up any
oil that may have spilled. Dispose of the oil
according to Federal, State and local regulations.
5.
Refill the crankcase with 3.4 fluid ounce (100 ml) of
SAE 30 SF, SG, SH oil.
NOTE: Use the bottle and spout saved from initial use to
measure the correct amount of oil. The top of the
label on the bottle measures approximately 3.4
ounces (100 ml). Check the level with the dipstick.
If the level is low, add a small amount of oil and
recheck. Do not overfill (Fig. 19).
O-Ring
Fill Level
Oil
Oil Fill Hole J
Fig. 17
NOTE: Make sure the O-ring is in place on the oil fill
plug/dipstick when checking and changing the
oil (Fig 17).
Fig. 19
6.
Replace the oil fill plug/dipstick.
7.
Reconnect the spark plug boot.
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AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
4.
Cleaning the Air Filter
Clean and re-oil the air filter every 10 hours of operation.
It is an important item to maintain. Failure to maintain the
air filter will VOID the warranty,
Apply enough clean SAE 30 motor oil to lightly coat
the filter (Fig. 22).
personal injury,
always turn the unit off and allow it to cool
, IWARNING:
foavoid
serious
before you clean or service it.
1. Open the air filter cover. Push the tab on the left side
of the cover in, swing the air filter cover out and off
the air filter housing (Fig. 20).
2. Remove the air filter and the screen that sits
behind it (Fig. 20).
Air Filter
Screen
Air Filter Cover
\\
Squeeze the filter to spread and remove excess oil
(Fig. 22).
6.
Replace the filter and screen (Fig. 20).
7.
Reinstall the air filter cover. Position the hooks on
the left side of the air filter cover into the slots at the
left side of the air filter housing.
8.
Swing the cover to the right until the tab on the air
filter cover snaps into place in the slot on the right
side of the air filter housing (Fig. 20).
CARBURETOR
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5.
NOTE: If the unit is operated without the air filter, you
will VOID the warranty.
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Fig. 22
Air Filter
Housing
Hooks
ADJUSTMENT
The idle speed of the engine is adjustable. An idle
adjustment screw is reached though a hole in the top of
the engine cover (Fig. 23).
NOTE: Careless adjustments can seriously damage your
unit. An authorized service dealer should make
carburetor adjustments.
Check Fuel
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Air Filter
Tab
Slot
Clean Air Filter
Fig. 20
3. Wash the filter in detergent and water (Fig. 21). Rinse
the filter thoroughly and allow it to dry.
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Fig. 21
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Old fuel is usually the reason for improper unit
performance. Drain and refill the tank with fresh fuel prior
to making any adjustments. Refer to Oil and Fuel
Information.
f
The condition of the air filter is important to the operation
of the unit. A dirty air filter will restrict air flow. This is
often mistaken for an out of adjustment carburetor.
Check the condition of the air filter before adjusting the
idle speed screw. Refer to Air Filter Maintenance.
ROCKER
Adjust Idle Speed Screw
run during
speed adjustment.
Wear protective
and observe all safety instructions
idle
clothing
to
_revent serious personal injury.
This requires disassembly of the engine. If you feel
unsure or unqualified to perform this, take the unit to an
authorized service center.
NOTE: Inspect the valve to rocker arm clearance with a
feeler gauge after the first 10 hours of operation
and then every 25 hours of operation thereafter.
If, after checking the fuel and cleaning the air filter, the
engine still will not idle, adjust the idle speed screw as
follows:
• The engine must be cold when checking or adjusting
the valve clearance.
• This task should be performed inside, in a clean,
dust free area.
1. Start the engine and let it run at a high idle for a minute
to warm up. Refer to Stardng/Stopping Instructions.
NOTE: Ensure the tines are not in contact with the
ground when adjusting the idle.
2,
Release the throttle trigger and let the engine idle. If the
engine stops, insert a small phillips or flat blade
screwdriver into the hole in the air filter/muffler cover
(Fig. 23). Turn the idle speed screw in, clockwise, 1/8
of a turn at a time (as needed) until the engine idles
smoothly.
ARM CLEARANCE
To adjust the rocker arm clearance:
1. Remove the two (2) screws on top of the engine cover
with a Flat-head or T-25 Torx screwdriver (Fig. 24).
Top View Of The Engine
Remove
Screws
Engine Cover-
NOTE: The tines should not rotate when the engine idles.
3.
If the tines rotate when the engine idles, turn the idle
speed screw counterclockwise
1/8 of a turn at a time
(as needed), to reduce idle speed.
C
C
C
C
C
Checking the fuel, cleaning the air filter, and adjusting
the idle speed should solve most engine problems. If not
and all of the following are true:
• the engine will not idle
• the engine hesitates or stalls on acceleration
• there is a loss of engine power
Muffler
Have the carburetor adjusted by an authorized service dealer.
Idle Adjustment
Screw
Fig. 24
2.
Remove the screw behind the engine cover (Fig. 25).
Screw
Fig. 23
Fig. 25
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3.
Disconnect the spark plug wire.
4.
Clean dirt from around the spark plug. Remove the
spark plug from the cylinder head by turning a 5/8 in.
socket counterclockwise.
5.
Remove the engine cover.
Adjusting Nuts
Rocker Arms
INTAKE
NOTE: To ease engine cover removal, pull the starter
rope out a little to give some slack.
6. Clean dirt from around the rocker arm cover.
Remove the screw holding the rocker arm cover with
a large flat blade screwdriver or Torx T-25 bit
(Fig. 26). Remove the rocker arm cover and gasket.
EXHAUST
Feeler Gauge
@
Rocker
Arm Cover
Fig. 27
Exhaust
A_usting Nut_
Exhaust
Rocker Arm
Spark Plug Hole
Fig. 26
7.
Pull the starter rope slowly to bring the piston to the top
of its travel, (known as top dead center). Check that:
• The piston is at the top of its travel while looking in
the spark plug hole (Fig. 26).
Both rocker arms move freely, both valves are closed
Exhaust
Clearance:
.013-.016in.
(.330-0.406mm)
Stem
Intake Clearance:
.003-.006 in.
(.076-0.152 mm)
If these statements are not true, repeat this step.
8.
Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and
the valve return spring. Measure the clearance
between the valve stem and rocker arm (Fig. 27 & 28).
Measure both the intake and exhaust valves.
The recommended clearance for the intake is .003 - .006
in. (.076 - 0.152 mm). The recommended clearance for
the exhaust is .013 - .016 in. (.330 - 0.406 mm).
Use a standard automotive feeler gauge at .005 and .015 in.
(0.127 and 0.381 mm). The feeler gauge should slide
between the rocker arm and valve stem with a slight amount
of resistance, without binding. Figure 27 shows how to
measure the intake clearance, while Figure 28 shows the
exhaust clearance.
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Exhaust Valve Stem
Fig. 28
9.
If the clearance is not within specification:
a. Turn the adjusting nut using a 5/16 inch (8 ram)
wrench or nut driver (Fig. 28).
• To increase clearance, turn the adjusting nut
counterclockwise.
• To decrease clearance, turn the adjusting nut
clockwise.
b. Recheck both clearances, and adjust as necessary.
10. Reinstall the rocker arm cover using a new gasket.
Torque the screw to 20-30 in.lb (2.2-3.4 N.m).
11. Reinstall the engine cover. Check alignment of the
cover before tightening the screws. Tighten screws.
12. Check the spark plug and reinstall. See Replacing
the Spark Plug.
13. Replace the spark plug wire.
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REPLACING
THE SPARK
PLUG
SPARK
Use a replacement part number 180852 spark plug. The
correct air gap is 0.025 in. (0.655 mm.). Remove the plug
after every 25 hours of operation and check its
condition.
1.
MAINTENANCE
Remove the muffler cover. See Rocker Arm Clearance.
2.
With a flat blade screwdriver or Torx T-20 bit,
remove the screw attaching the spark arrestor cover
to the muffler (Fig. 30).
Stop the engine and allow it to cool. Grasp the plug
wire firmly and pull the cap from the spark plug.
2. Clean dirt from around the spark plug. Remove the
spark plug from the cylinder headby turning a 5/8 in.
socket counterclockwise.
3.
ARRESTOR
1.
Muffler
Spark Arrestor Screen
Replace cracked, fouled or dirty spark plug. Set the air
gap at 0.025 in. (0.655 mm.) using a feeler gauge (Fig. 29).
Slot /
Spark Arrestor Cover
0.025 in.
(0.655 mm.)
Fig. 30
Fig. 29
3,
Pull the tab on the spark arrestor cover out of the
muffler. Remove the spark arrestor cover.
4.
Remove the spark arrestor screen from the spark
arrestor cover.
5.
Clean the spark arrestor screen with a wire brush or
replace it.
6.
Reinstall the spark arrestor screen, spark arrestor
cover and screw.
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4.
1
Install a correctly-gapped spark plug in the cylinder
head. Turn the 5/8 in. socket clockwise until snug.
If using a torque wrench torque to:
110-120 in.,Ib. (12.3-13.5 N,m)
Do not over tighten.
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;LEANING
THE UNIT
personal injury,
always turn the unit off and allow it to cool
before you clean or perform any
maintenance on it.
I [WARNING:
Do not use strong detergents or petroleum based
cleaners, such as kerosene. Some household
cleaners contain aromatic oils such as pine and
lemon that can damage the plastic housings or
handles. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth.
STORAGE
Never store the unit with fuel in the tank where
fumes may reach an open flame or spark.
Allow the engine to cool before storing.
Store the unit in a locked up area to prevent
unauthorized use or damage.
Store the unit in a dry, well-ventilated area. Do not
store next to corrosive material like fertilizer.
Store the unit out of the reach of children.
STORAGE
If the unit will be stored for an extended time:
1,
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Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. This
ensures that all gasoline has been drained from the
carburetor.
3,
Allow the engine to cool. Remove the spark plug and
put 1 oz. (30 ml) of high quality motor oil into the
cylinder. Pull the starter rope slowly to distribute the
oil. Reinstall the spark plug.
1"o
avoid
serious
Use a small brush to clean off the outside of the unit
and to keep the air vents flee of obstructions.
LONG TERM
2.
Drain all gasoline from the gas tank into a container.
Do not use gas that has been stored for more than
60 days. Dispose of the old gasoline in accordance
with Federal, State and Local regulations.
NOTE: Remove the spark plug and drain all of the oil
from the cylinder before attempting to start the
unit after storage.
4.
Change the oil, referring to the Changing the Oil
section. Dispose of the old oil in accordance with
Federal, State and Local regulations.
5.
Thoroughly clean the unit and inspect for any loose
or damaged parts. Repair or replace damaged parts
and tighten loose screws, nuts or bolts.
6.
To take up less storage area, loosen the handlebar
knobs and fold the handlebar down. The unit is
ready for storage.
TRANSPORTING
Allow the engine to cool before transporting.
Secure the unit while transporting.
Drain the fue! tank before transporting.
Tighten fuel cap before transporting.
CAUSE
ACTION
Empty fuel tank
Fill fuel tank with new fuel
Primer bulb wasn't pressed enough
Old fuel
Press primer bulb fully and slowly 10 times
Fouled spark plug
Replace or clean the spark plug
Plugged spark arrestor
Clean or replace spark arrestor
When it is above 40°F outside, & the Cold Weather Start
Flip the Cold Weather Start Lever to OPEN
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel
Lever is incorrectly in the CLOSED position
When it is below 40°F outside, & the Cold Weather Start
Lever is incorrectly in the OPEN position
Flip the Cold Weather Start Lever to CLOSED and
follow the Starting Instructions
CAUSE
ACTION
Air filter is plugged
Old fuel
Replace or clean the air filter
Improper carburetor adjustment
Adjust carburetor
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel
CAUSE
ACTION
Old fuel
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel
Improper carburetor adjustment
Take to an authorized service dealer for adjustment
Tines bound with grass
Stop the engine and clean the tines
Dirty air filter
Clean or replace the air filter
Plugged spark arrestor
Clean or replace spark arrestor
If further assistance
is required, contact
your authorized
service dealer.
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EngineType..........................................................................................................................................
Air-Cooled,
4-Cycle
Displacement
.........................................................................................................................................
1.6cu.in.(26.2cc)
IdleSpeedRPM........................................................................................................................................
3,200-3,600
rpm
OperatingRPM..........................................................................................................................................
7,200-8,800
rpm
ClutchType.........................................................................................................................................................
Centrifugal
IgnitionType..........................................................................................................................................................
Electronic
On/OffStopControl.......................................................................................................................................
RockerSwitch
Valveclearance(intake).........................................................................................................
003-.006in.(.076-.152mm)
Valveclearance(exhaust)......................................................................................................
013-.016in.(.330-.406ram)
SparkPlugGap.......................................................................................................................
0.025inch(0.655mm)
Lubrication
...........................................................................................................................................................
SAE30Oil
Crankcase
OilCapacity................................................................................................................................
3.4oz(100ml)
Fuel.....................................................................................................................................................................
Unleaded
Carburetor
.......................................................................................................................................
Diaphragm,
All-Position
Starter...............................................................................................................................................................
AutoRewind
Muffler.....................................................................................................................................................
BaffledwithGuard
Throttle............................................................................................................................................................
SpringReturn
FuelTankCapacity........................................................................................................................................
15oz(444ml)
CultivatingPathWidth(Maximum)
.......................................................................................................
9 inches(22.86cm)
CultivatingDepth(Maximum)
...............................................................................................................
6 inches(15.24cm)
Approximate
Weight(nofuel)......................................................................................................................
25lb. (11.5kg)
_AIIspecifications
arebasedonthelatestproductinformation
availableatthetimeof printing.Wereservethe rightto
makechangesat anytimewithoutnotice.
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California
/ EPA Emission
Control Warranty
Statement
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The California Air Resources Board, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and Troy-Bilt LLC are pleased to explain
the emission Control System Warranty on your 2000 and later small off-road engine. In California and the 49 states, new
small off-road engines must be designed, built and equipped to meet the state's stringent anti-smog standards. Troy-Bilt
must warrant the emission control system on your small off-road engine for the periods of time listed below provided
there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your small off-road engine.
Your Emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and
catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition
diagnosis, parts and labor.
exists, Troy-Bilt
will repair your small off-road
engine at no cost to you including
The 2000 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emission-related
defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Sears.
part on your engine is
Owner's Warranty Responsibilities
• As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
operator's manual, Troy-Bilt recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small off-road
engine, but Troy-Bilt cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of
all scheduled maintenance.
• As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware that Troy-Bilt may deny you warranty coverage if your
small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
• You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a Troy-Bilt authorized service center as soon as
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities,
you should call 1-800-520-5520.
Manufacturer's
Warranty Coverage
• The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to the retail purchaser.
• The manufacturer warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects in
material and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.
• Repair and replacement of warranted part wil! be performed at no charge to the owner at an authorized
service center. For the nearest location please contact Troy-Bilt at: 1-800-520-5520.
Troy-Bilt
• Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement, as required maintenance or which is scheduled only for
regular inspection to the effect of "Repair or Replace as Necessary" is warranted for the period. Any warranted part
which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance will be warranted for the period of time up to the first
scheduled replacement point for that part.
• The owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination
If the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized Troy-Bilt Service Center.
• The manufacturer
under warranty.
is liable for damages to other engine components
that a warranted part is defective.
caused by the failure of a warranted
part still
• Failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance are not covered under warranty.
• The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer
cover failures of warranted parts caused by the use of add-on or modified parts.
• In order to file a claim, go to your nearest authorized Troy-Bilt
provided at all authorized Troy-Bilt Service Centers.
is not liable to
Service Center. Warranty service or repairs will be
• Any manufacturer approved replacement p[art may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair
of emission related parts and will be provided without charge to the owner. Any replacement part that is equivalent in
performance or durability may be used in non-warranty
maintenance or repair and will not reduce the warranty
obligations of the manufacturer.
• The following components are included in the emission related warranty of the engine, air filter, carburetor, primer, fuel
lines, fuel pick up/fuel filter, ignition module, spark plug and muffler.
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ENGINE PARTS - MODEL TB144
4-CYCLE GAS CULTIVATOR
PartNumbers
On Following
Page
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ENGINE PARTS - MODEL TB144
4-CYCLE GAS CULTIVATOR
Item
Part
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
753
791
791
791
791
791
791
04028
182339
182651
182652
181025
182098
182099
Engine Cover
Engine Cover Screws
Starter Rope Eyelet
Eyelet Nut
Valve Cover Screw
Valve Cover
Valve Cover Gasket
8
9
10
11
791
791
791
791
182340
182101
182100
182341
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
12
13
14
15
791
791
791
791
182103
181038
182102
181033
Valve Spring Retainer
ValveSpdng
Push Rod Guide
Push Rod
16
791 182745
17
18
19
20
791-182344
792 182345
791 182749
791-181034
Cylinder Assembly
(includes 11 -14)
Cylinder Screw
Intake Baffle
Carburetor Mount Gasket
Nut
21
22
23
24
25
753 04029
791 182348
791-182732
753-04296
753-04030
Carburetor Mount (includes 20)
Carburetor Mount Screw
Carburetor Gasket
Carburetor with Pdmer
Air Filter Gasket
26
753 04492
27
28
29
791 182097
791 181000
791-182409
Air Filter
(includes
Breather
Grommet
Washer
30
31
32
33
753 04031
791 182657
791 182658
791-182659
Air
Air
Air
Air
34
35
753 1229
791 182352
Fuel Cap
Fuel Return Line
36
37
38
791 182353
791-181080
753 04035
Fuel Pick Up Line with Filter
Screw
Washer
39
40
41
42
791 182660
791-182356
753 1232
791-181048
Fuel lank Assembly
Fuel Tank Shield
Muffler Baffle
Muffler Gasket
43
44
45
46
753
791
791
791
Muffler (includes 42, 44 46)
Spark Arrestor Screen
Screen Cover
Screw
47
791 182361
0436
180890
181045
181046
Description
Adjustment
Arm Pivot
Arm
Arm Stud
Nut
Cover Assembly
27, 28, 31 33)
Tube Assembly
Washer
Filter Mounting
Filter Plate
Filter
Filter Cover
Muffler Mounting
Screw
(includes 34 36)
Item
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
58
56
57
58
59
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
70
71
72
73
74
78
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
88
86
87
88
89
90
Pa_ No.
753-04288
753-1199
753-04286
791-182366
791-181079
791-611061
791-613103
791-181020
791-182662
791-182537
791-182368
753-1238
791-153592
753-1239
791-181345
753-04039
753-04040
791-181065
791-182736
791-181861
791-182743
791-182376
791-182375
791-182379
791-181015
753-1242
791-181013
791-181012
791-181040
791-182374
791-181018
791-182377
791-181020
753-04041
791-182290
791-181009
791-181008
753-1243
791-181006
791-181005
791-145569
753-1240
753-1241
791-180852
753-04087
791-180142
753-04014
753-1248
Description
Palnut
Recoil Pulley
Recoil Spring
Nut Clip
Pull Handle
Rope Guide
Rope
Starter Housing Screw
Starter Housing Assembly (includes 48%5)
Wire Grommet
Clutch Washer
Clutch with Washer
Clutch Drum
Clutch Cover
Clutch Cover Screw
Lead Wire
Ignition Module with Screws
Spacer
Flywheel
Screw
Shroud Assembly with Screws (includes 67)
Crankcase Assembly (includes 70 & 71)
90 ° Elbow
Breather Hose
Cam Gear
Cam Follower
Cam Bracket
Cam Bracket Screw
Valves, Intake and Exhaust
Cylinder Gasket
Oil Pan Gasket
Oil Pan (includes 78 & 80)
Oil Pan Screw
Dipstick Assembly
O-Rin 9
Connecting Rod
Wrist Pin Button
Piston
Wrist Pin
Piston Ring Set
Anit-Rotation Screw
Screw
Nut
Spark Plug
Short Block Assembly (includes 5 17, 69-87)
Starter Pawl Repair Kit
Carburetor Repair Kit
Gasket/Diaphragm
Repair Kit
Screw
Parts not shown
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BOOM AND CULTIVATOR PARTS - MODEL TB144
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Item
1
Part No.
753-04042
Description
i rottie Control
2
3
753 04043
791-182405
Torsion Spring
On/Off Switch
4
5
753-04044
753-04496
Foam Grip
Throttle Cable
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
758 04498
791-182899
758-04049
758-04499
758-182677
758-04052
758-04053
758-04054
753-04055
758-04056
758-04057
Upper Handle
Bolt
Cable Tie
Flex Shaft
Knob
Shoulder Washer
Lower Handle
Screw
Front Handle
Lock Nut
Cotter Pin
17
18
758-04058
758 04059
I ailpiece Bracket Assembly
Clevis Pin
Item
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
38
36
Pa_ No.
753-04060
753-04061
753-04062
753-04063
753-04501
753-04065
791-182678
753-04502
753-04075
753-04074
753-04073
753-04072
753-04071
753-04070
753-04069
753-04068
753-04076
753-04077
Description
Cap Screw
Lock Nut
Cap Push
Wheel Support Bracket Assembly
Wheel
Cap Screw
Washer
Tine Shield
Gear Box Assembly
Inner Tine (right side)
Outer Tine (right side)
Inner Tine (left side)
Outer Tine (left side)
Click Pin
Edger Tine
Edger Wheel
Drive Shaft Housing
Anti Rotation Screw
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LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
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The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt
LLC with respect to new merchandise purchasedand used
in the United States, its possessions and territories.
Troy-Bilt LLC warrants this product against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years
commencing on the date of original purchase and will, at its
option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to
be defective in material or workmanship.
This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated
and maintained in accordance with the Operator's Manual
furnished with the product, and has not been subject to
misuse, abuse, commercial
use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire,
water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster.
Damage resulting from the installation or use of any
accessory or attachment not approved by Troy-Bitt LLC for
use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void
your warranty as to any resulting damage. This warranty is
limited to ninety (90) days from the date of original retail
purchase for any Troy-Bilt product that is used for rental or
commercial purposes, or any other income-producing
purpose.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Warranty
service is
available, WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH
YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate
the dealer in your area, visit our website at www.troybilt.com,
check for a listing in the Yellow Pages, call 1-800-5205520 or write to P.O, Box 361131, Cleveland, OH 441360019,
This limited warranty
the following cases:
A. Tune-ups
Filters
does not provide
- Spark Plugs, Carburetor
coverage
in
Adjustments,
B. Wear items - Bump Knobs, Outer Spools, Cutting
Line, Inner Reels, Starter Pulley, Starter Ropes, Drive
Belts
C. Troy-Bilt
LLC does not extend any warranty for
products sold or exported outside of the United
States of America, its possessions and territories,
except those sold through Troy-Bilt's
authorized
channels of export distribution,
Troy-Bilt LLC reserves the right to change or improve the
design of any Troy-Bilt Product without assuming any
obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.
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No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral,
except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any
product shall bind Troy-Bilt LLC During the period of
the Warranty,
the exclusive
remedy is repair or
replacement of the product as set forth above. (Some
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to
you.)
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. TroyBilt LLC shall not be liable
for incidental
or
consequential
loss or damages including,
without
limitation,
expenses
incurred
for substitute
or
replacement lawn care services, for transportation
or
for related
expenses,
or for rental expenses
to
temporarily replace a warranted product. (Some states
do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold.
Alteration of the safety features of the product shall void
this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss,
damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to
others and their property arising out of the use or misuse
or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser, original lessee or the person for
whom it was purchased as a gift.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
To locate your nearest service dealer dial 1-800-520-5520.
Troy-Bilt
LLC
RO, Box 361131
Cleveland, OH 44136-0019