Craftsman 917.293480 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAWI
6.5 HP
17 INCH TINE WIDTH
REAR TINE WITH
COUNTER ROTATING TINES
TILLER
Model No.
917.293480
• Assembly
Safety
• Operation
• Maintenance
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EspaSol
• Repair Parts
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the enThis product has a low emission engine which operates
gine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating
Sears,
this equipment.
Roebuck
Visit our Craftsman
and Co., Hoffman
Estates, II 60179
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
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15
SafetyRules.........................................
2 Service
Warranty
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2 Storage
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19
Product
Specifications
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4 Troubleshooting
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20
PartsList............................
42
Assembly
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5 Illustrated
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BackCover
Operation
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8 PartsOrdering
Maintenance
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LIMITED
TWOYEARWARRANTY
ONCRAFTSMAN
TILLER
Fortwo(2)yearsfromdateof purchase, when this Craftsman Tiller
is maintained,
lubricated, and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in
the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as tines, spark
plugs, air cleaners and belts.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent
crankshafts and the failure 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 nearest
sears service center/department
in the united states. This warranty applies only while
this product is in use in the united states.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817WA, HOFFMAN
ESTATES, IL 60179
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
Disengage all clutches and shift into
neutral before starting the engine
• Read the Owner's Manual carefully. Be
(motor).
thoroughly familiar with the controls
Do not operate the equipment without
and the proper use of the equipment.
wearing adequate outer garments.
Know how to stop the unit and disenWear footwear that will improve footing
gage the controls quickly.
on slippery surfaces.
• Never allow children to operate the
Handle fuel with care; it is highly
equipment. Never allow adults to
flammable.
operate the equipment without proper
Use an approved fuel container.
instruction.
Never add fuel to a running engine or
• Keep the area of operation clear of all
hot engine.
persons, particularly small children,
F{ILfuel tank outdoors with extreme
and pets.
care, Never fill fuel tank indoors.
PREPARATION
Replace gasoline cap securaly and
clean up spilled fuel before restarting.
• Thoroughly inspect the area where the
Use extension cords and receptacles
equipment is to be used and remove all
as specified by the manufacturer for all
foreign objects.
units with electric drive motors or
2 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 roads. Stay alert for hidden
hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers.
,, After 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.
• Exercise caution to avoid slipping or
falling.
• If the unit should start to vibrate
abnormally, step 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
• 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.
ALook for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions, tt means
CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
-&,CAUTION: 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:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY:
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tiller.
• Follow the instructions under the
"Customer Responsibilities" and
"Storage" sections of this Owner's
Manual.
4_WARNING:
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 taws (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 taws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
3 QUARTS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OIL (API-SF-SJ): SAE 30
CAPACITY: 19OZ.)
(ABOVE 40°F)
SAE5W-30/t 0W-30
(BELOW 40°F)
_PARK PLUG :
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
RJt9LM OR
J19LM
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Sears Tiller. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possibre dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problems you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified Service Center.
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 pads 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
avairable 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
TILLER
I
PERFORMANCE
FUR_ISNSR
TILLER MAINTENANCE
4
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.
front
RIGHT
LEFT
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed.
(1) Utility knife
(1) Wire cutter
(t) Tire pressure gauge
(1) Screwdriver
(1) Pair of pliers
(t) 9/16" wrench
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
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(2) Handle
PACK
(1) Center
Locknut
Locks
(1) Carriage
3/8-16
(1) Hairpin
Bolt
3/8-16
UNC x 1 Gr. 5
UNC
(1) Cable
Clip
Clips
(!) Pivot Bolt
3/8-16 UNC Grade 5
, (1) Flat Washer
!3/32 x 1 x 11 Qa.
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(2) Shear
(1) Handle
Pins & Clips
5
Lock Lever
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UNPACKING
CARTON
_LCAUTION: Be careful of exposed
staples when handling or disposing of
cartoning material.
IMPORTANT: When unpacking and
assembling tiller, be careful of exposed
staples when handling or disposing of
cartoning material.
1. While holding handle assembly, cut
cable ties securing handre assembly
to top frame. Let handle assembly
rest on tiller.
2. Remove top frame of carton.
3. Slowly ease handle assembly up and
place on top of carton.
4. Cut down right hand front and right
hand rear corners of carton, lay side
carton wall down.
5. Remove packing material from handle
assembly.
6. Separate shift rod from handle
assembly.
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4.
Insert pivot bolt in front part of plate
and tighten.
5. Cut down remaining corners of carton
and lay panels flat.
6. Lower the handle assembly. Tighten
nut on carriage bolt so handre moves
with some resistance. This will allow
for easier adLustment.
7. Place flat washer on threaded end of
handle lock lever.
8. Insert handle lock lever through
handle base and gearcase. Screw in
handle lock lever just enough to hold
lever in place.
9. Insert second handle lock (with teeth
inward) in the slot of the handle base
(just inside of washer).
10.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.
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mbly
INSTALL HANDLE
1. Insert one handle lock (with teeth
facing outward) in gearcase notch,
(Apply grease on smooth side of
handle lock to aid in keeping lock in
place until handJe assembly is
lowered into position,)
VIEWED
":::::,_..'._"UP" Position
'"?_'_,_ Tighten handle
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Flat Washer
Handle Lock,
FROM R.H. SIDE OF TILLER
Handle Lock
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Lever
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Rear Cartridge
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2. Grasp handle assembly. Hold in "up"
position. Be sure handle lock remains
in gearcase notch. Slide handle
assembly into position.
3. 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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PivotBolt
INSERT CABLE CLIP
• Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the
back of handle column. Push cables
into clip.
Indicator
Shift Rod
Handle Column
Cables
Cable Clip
CONNECT SHIFT ROD
1. Insed end of shift rod farthest from
bend into hole of shift lever indicator.
2. Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift
rod to secure with bend of clip on right
side.
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thisEnd To shift _
Lever Indicator
Shift Rod
REMOVE
TILLER
FROM CRATE
1. Adjust handle assemby to lowest
position. Be sure lock lever is tightened securely.
2. Make sure shift lever indicator is in "N"
(neutral) position.
3. Tilt tiller forward by lifting handle.
Separate cardboard cover from
leveling shield.
4. Rotate tiller handle to the right and
pull tiller out of carton.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
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 section of this manual).
Thesesymbolsmayappear
onyourTiller or
Learn and understand
KNOWYOURTILLER
in literature supplied with the product.
their meaning.
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TILLER.
Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of
various controls and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference,
TILLING
FORWARD
NEUTRAL
R£VERSE
CAUTK_N
OR WA_ING
ENGINE
ENGINE
ON
OFF
FAST
SLOW
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FUEL
OIL
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Shift Lever
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MEETS ANSI SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards
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
engine speed.
Recoil
Starter
Handle
Institute,
LEVELING SHIELD - Levels tilled soil.
SHIFT LEVER - Used to shift transmission
gears.
SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR - Shows
which gear the transmission is in.
RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Used to
start the engine.
Theoperation
ofanytiller
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
HOWTO
USEYOURTILLER
Know how to operate all controls before
adding fuel and oil or attempting to start
engine.
STOPPING
TINES AND DRIVE
1. Release drive control bar to stop
movement.
2. Move shift lever to "N" (neutral)
position.
ENGINE
• Move throttle control to "STOP" position. If equipped with stop switch, move
switch to "STOP" position.
NOTE: Never use choke to stop engine.
Drive ControlBar
"ENGAGED" Position .-_-:::,_
thrown into the eyes,
safety glasses or eye
recommend a wide
grasses.
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 lowered
to allow you more versatile tilling and
cultivating, or to more easily transport
your tiller.
Shallowest Tilling
(Cultivating)
Transport Position
Deeptest Tilling_
De_h
S_ke_-
Shift Lever
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TILLING
Drive ControlBar
"DISENGAGED"
Position
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Throttle Control _
TINE OPERATION
DRIVE
- WITH WHEEL
• Always release drive control bar before
moving shift lever into another position.
• Tine movement is achieved by moving
shift lever to (_) till position and
engaging drive control bar.
FORWARD - WHEELS ONLY/TINES
STOPPED
• Release drive 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
1. DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND
TILLER.
2. Release the drive control bar.
3. Move throttle control to "SLOW"
position.
4. Move shift lever indicator to "R"
(reverse) position.
5. Hold drive control bar against the
handle to start tiller movement.
1. 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.
2. Place shift lever indicator in till
position.
3. Hold the drive control bar against the
handle to start tilling movement. Tines
and wheels will both turn.
4. 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.
DepthStake Pin
"RELEASED" Position
"Locked"
Position
Nut
Shield
TURNING
1, Release the drive control bar.
2, Move throttle control to "SLOW"
position.
3. Place shift lever indicator in "F"
(forward) position. Tines will not tum.
4. Lift handle to raise tines out of ground,
5, Swing the handle in the opposite
direction you wish to turn, being
careful to keep feet and legs away
from tines.
6. 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
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your unit has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with BAE 30 summer weight oil.
1. With engine level, clean area around
oU filler plug and remove plug,
2, Engine oil should be to point of
overflowing when engine is level.
• For approximate capacity see "PROD.
UCT SPECIFICATrONS" on page 3 of
this manual. All oil must meet A.P.I,
Service Classification SF-SJ.
• For cold weather operation you should
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.
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.
1. Loosen nut "A" in slot and nut "B".
2. Move shield to desired position (both
sides),
3. Retighten nuts.
TOTRANSPORT
_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
1. Release the depth stake pin. Move
the depth stake down to the top hore
for transporting the tiller. Place depth
stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock
in position. This prevents tines from
scuffing the ground.
2. Place shift lever indicator in "F"
(forward) position for transporting.
3. Hold the drive control bar against the
handle to start tiller movement. Tines
will not turn.
4. Move throttle control to desired speed.
AROUND TOWN
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Drain fuel tank.
3. Transport in upright position to
prevent oil leakage.
BEFORE STARTING 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.
Oil Fill _
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank, Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline. (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead
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.
_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 fuel
next season. Bee Storage section of this
manual for additional information. Never
use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
10
_,CAUTION:
Fillto within 1/2inch 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 soume of
ignition until gasoline vapors have
disappeared.
Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
ACAUTION:
Keep drive control bar in
"DISENGAGED" 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.
1. Make sure spark plug wire is properly
connected.
2. Move shift lever indicator to "N"
(neutral) position.
3. Place throttle control in "FAST"
position.
4. Turn fuel shut-off valve 1/4 turn to
open position.
5. Move choke control to choke position.
6. 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).
7. Pull recoil starter handle quickly. Do
not let starter handle snap back
against starter.
NOTE: If engine fires but does not start,
move choke control to half choke position.
Pull recoil starter handle until engine
starts.
8. When engine starts, slowly move
choke control to "RUN" position as
engine warms up.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less
choking to start.
9. Move throttle control to desired
running position.
10.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 32°F), the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance.
See "3"0 ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
NOTE: If engine does not start, see
troubleshooting points.
Choke Control
_ _>--_.s
Starter Handle/
TILLING
)_ __ ___
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HINTS
_aCAUTION: Until you are accustomed to
ndling your tiner, 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 (rainfall
and wind), it may be advisable to till the
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 handling
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 is
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 to
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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ADJUSTWHEELS
CULTIVATING
CULTIVATING
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 fudher growth
of weeds and grass.
FOR
1. Place blocks under right hand side of
tiller and remove hairpin clip and
clevis pin from right hand wheel.
2. Move wheel outward approximately 1
inch until hole in inner wheel hub
lines up with inner hole in axle.
3. Replace clevis pin and hairpin clip on
inside of wheel and remove blocks.
4. Repeat preceding steps on left hand
side.
NOTE: In extremely rough conditions
and while cultivating, the wheels should
be moved outward on the axle for
increased stability.
OUTER VIEW OF TIRE
Clevis
Pin
in Cllip
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INNER VIEW OF TIRE
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Pin ___
TINE SHEAR
Hairpin
PINS
The tine assemblies on your tiller are
secured to the tine shaft with shear pins
(See "TINE REPLACEMENT" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
It the tiller is unusually overloaded or
jammed, the shear pins are designed to
break before internal damage occurs to
the transmission.
• If shear pin(s) break, replace only with
those shown in the Repair Parts
section of this manual.
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MAtNTENANCE
SCHEDULE
SE°V, OAT
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
Check
Engine
Change
Oil Level
Engine
Ko
Oil
Oil Pivot Points
I_
Inspect
Spark
inspect
Air Screen
Arrester
Clean
or Replace
Clean
Engine
Replace
Spark
RH Gear Case
1
2.
/ Muffler
if
Air Cleaner
Cylinder
Cartridge
Fins
1_2
_
Plug
Grease
,
I_
Fitting
(1oz.)
Cha_lge morG o_e:l Wh_f i Op_'Gtif_g I_
a hoavy IOa(_ or _ }dgh _uTil_
SeMce
more often wt_en opera,rig
in dirty or dusty cop.tilt lcn S
t_r_utes.
LUBRICATION CHART
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
Some adiustments 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
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
* Throttle Control
<il _
** Engne
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***RH Gear Case
Grease Fitting
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.
.
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Sta e
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_Hinges
. ,d/lerBracke;X" Wheal Hub )
SAE 30 OR 5W-30 Motor Oil
** Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
*** EP #1 Grease
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check line operation.
3. Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION CHART").
13
_CAUTION:
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.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected temperature.
I
I
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 32°F (0°C). Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tiller is not used for 25 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-SJ.
• 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.
1, Remove drain plug.
2. Tip tiller forward to drain oil.
3. After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
4. Remove oil filler plug. Be careful not
to allow dirt to enter the engine.
5. Refill engine with oil. See "CHECK
ENGINE OIL LEVEL" in the Operation
section of this manual.
Oil drain
Plug._.
__€€_
il Level
OilFillPlug
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 cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knob and cover. Lift air
cleaner assembly off stud.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Remove foam pre-cleaner from air
filter.
3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
5. Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter.
6. Reinstall cover and secure with knob.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from entering carburetor.
2. Remove foam preocleaner from air
filter.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
fiat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
4. Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter.
5. 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
MUFFLER
_Cover
Knob
Cover_
Stud
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, and linkage
free of dirt and chaff.
Blower
Muffler
DO not operate tiller without muffler. Do not
tamper with exhaust system. Damaged
mufflers or spark arrestere could create a
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,
SPARK PLUG
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each tilling season or after every 50 hours
of use+ whichever comes first. Spark plug
type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 4 of this
manual
TRANSMISSION
Once a season, lubricate the right hand
gear case grease fitting with 1 oz. of EP #1
grease.
CLEANING
Do not clean your tiller when the engine
and transmission are hot. We do not
recommend using pressurized water
(garden hose, etc.) to clean your unit
unless the gasket area around the
transmission and the engine muffler, air
filter and carburetor are covered to keep
water out. Water in engine will shorten the
useful life of your tiller.
• Clean engine, wheels, finish, etc. of all
foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
_CAUTION:
Disconnect spark plug wire
from 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.
1. First loosen handle lock lever.
2. Handle can be positioned at different
settings between "HIGH" and "LOW"
positions.
3. Retighten handre lock lever securely
after adjusting.
Handle (Low) Position
@
15
TIRE CARE
_kCAUTION: 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
1. Place blocks under transmission to
keep tiller from tipping.
2. Remove hairpin clip and clevis pin
from wheel.
3. Remove wheel and tire.
4. Repair tire and reassemble.
::::
Belt Guard
/_
- _
__,?_
_/_:/
_
_"
_:
"
'° ::
Screws ,
Hex Nut
j_,/'/and
Washer
/(Locatec
_
Behind
Tire)
L
o',
_,_
f
HairpinClipand Clevis Pin
TO REPLACE GROUND DRIVE BELT
1. Remove belt guard as described in
"TO REMOVE BELT GUARD".
2. Remove old belt by slipping off engine
pulley first then remove from transmission pulley.
3. 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.
4. Check belt adjustment as described
below.
5. Replace belt guard.
6. Reposition wheel and replace clevis
pin and hairpin clip.
GROUND DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT
For proper belt tension, the extension
spring should have about 5/8 inch stretch
when drive control bar is in "ENGAGED"
position. This tension can be attained as
follows:
1. Loosen cable clip screw securing the
drive control cable.
2. 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.
3. Tighten cable clip screw securely.
Clevis Pin
HairpinClip
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.
1. Remove two (2) screws from side of
belt guard.
2. Remove hex nut and washer from
bottom of belt guard (located behind
wheel).
3. Pull belt guard out and away from unit.
4. Replace belt guard by reversing
above procedure,
Screw
e
More Tension
Idler Pulley
;pdng
TransmissionPulley
16
TINE REPLACEMENT
_I=CAUT|ON: Tines are sharp. Wear
gloves or other protection when handling
tines.
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. A tine this
worn needs 1o be replaced.
• To maintain the superb tilling perf¢
mance of this machine the tines st_
be checked for sharpness, wear, a
bending, particularly the tines whi¢
are next to the transmission. If the
between the tines exceeds 3-1/2
inches they should be replaced or
straightened as necessary.
• New tines should be assembled.
Sharpened tine edges will rotate r_.
New Tine
Ti.e/ i[ i
I
rine
I
I
Hairpin Clip
Hairpin Clip
Counter Tine
Rotation
Sharp E
Sharp Edge
Shear Pin
Shear Pin ._
17
ENGINE
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
1. The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
2. With engine not running, move remote
throttle control lever to "FAST"
position.
3. 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.
4. Loosen cable clamp screw.
5. Move throttle lever up until it touches
high speed stop, and hold in this
position.
6. Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
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.
/ Clamp
Screw
__
I/
andWire
_Govemor
Control
Lever
18
Immediately prepare your tiller for storage
at the end of the season or if the unit will
not be used for 30 clays or more.
_CAUTION:
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
1. Clean entire tiller (See "CLEANING" in
the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. 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.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. 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.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
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 replace
with clean oil. (See "ENGINE" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER
1. Remove spark plug.
2. Pour I ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder.
3. Pull starter handle slowly several
times to distribute oil
4. Replace with new spark plug.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• 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 and
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 wilt cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tiller while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
19
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 ordirty fuel.
5. Loose spark plug wire.
6. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Loss of power
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 adjutsment.
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 aircleaner
cartridge.
5. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, and refill tank with fresh
gasoline.
6. Remove fuel tank and clean.
7. Make sure spark plug wire is
seated properly on plug.
8. Replace spark plug or adjust
gap.
9. Make necessary adjust
merits.
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 adjust
ments.
1. Set depth stake and wheels
for shallower tilling.
2. Clean or replace aircleaner
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 carbure
tor.
6. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, 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 a Sears or other
qualified service center.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Engine
overheats
CORRECTION
1. Low oil level/didy oil.
2. Dirty engine air screen.
3. Dirty engine.
4. Partially plugged muffler,
5. Improper carburetor
adjustment,
1. Check oil level/change oil.
2. Clean engine air screen.
3. Clean cylinder fins, air
screen, muffler area.
4. Remove and clean muffler.
5. Adjust carburetor to richer
position.
Excessive
bounce/difficult
handling
1. Ground too dry and hard.
1. Moisten ground or wait for
more favorable soil condilions.
Soil balls up or
clumps
1. Ground too wet,
1. Wait for more favorable
soil conditions.
1. Tine control is not
engaged.
2. V-belt not correctly
adjusted.
3. V-belt is off pulley(s).
1. Engage tine control.
2. Inspect/adjust V-belt.
1, Tilling too deep,
t.
I
Engineruns but
tillerwon't
move
Engine runs but
labors when
tilling
3. Inspect V-belt.
Set depth stake for shallower
tilling.
2. Check throttle control setting.
2. Throttle control not
properly adjusted.
3. Carburetor out of
adjustment,
3. Make necessary adjust
ments.
Tines Skip
over ground
1. Shear pin (s) broken.
1. Replace shear pin(s).
Hard to Shift
into gear
1. Gears not timmed,
1. Briefly engage drive control
bar and release or rock tiller
forward and backward until
are able to shift gears.
Tiller shuts off
when drive
control bar
engaged
1. Shift lever set in between
counter rotating till position and forward rotating
till position.
2. Tines jammed.
1. Shift to either counter
rotating till position or
forward rotating
till position.
2. Clear tines.
21
TILLER--MODELNUMBER
917,293480
HANDLES
7
8
9
4
2
3O
31 \\
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
6
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
175250
141406
110673X
127254X
6712J
137119
110641X
71191008
7201(_520
110646X
BTD624003
81328
110741X
109313X
110702X
STO533710
109_X
Throttle, Control
Gdp, Haodle
Grommet, Handle
Bar, Drive Control Assembly
Cap, Vinyl
Panel,Control
Bushing, Split
Screw, Pan Head #10-24
Bolt, 5/16o18 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
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
18
19
20
21
22
23
STD541437
19131611
109228X
150258
165197
86777
24
25
26
27
29
31
9484R
73970500
110675X
73900400
STD541462
150696
NOTE:
42
DESCRIPTION
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
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
Cl_p
Locknut, Hex, Flange
Clutch,Cable
Nut, Lock 1/4-20
Hut, Kaps #10-24
Bolt, Pivot
All component dimensions given in U,B.
inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.293480
MAINFRAME, LEFT SIDE
J2
3
65
\
37
\
36
16
35
3
31
30
28
5
23
4O
25
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
73970500
STD551137
STD541037
170127
154734
110111X
STD532505
8700J
86777
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
19
21
22
23
9484R
STD551125
STD541(_5
23230506
t 10652X
STD551D31
14510_
12000028
156117
74770508
102190X
150750
795R
126875X
24
DESCRIPTION
Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Washer, Lock 3/8
Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Shield, Inner Belt Guard
Screw Shi6 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
C_ip
Washer, 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, Odlled
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
87
38
39
40
43
44
STD624003
165501X558
132801
104679)(
12000032
159229
102384X
10_t41X
STD523710
102383X
7476(3524
102331x
130812
74760544
140662
170488
69180
STD541431
Clip, Hairpin
Guard, Belt
Belt, V
Pulley, Idler
Ring, Kllp
Bracket, Idler
Bolt, Hex 5/16-16 x 12
Shaft, Idler Arm
Bolt, Hex 3/6-16xl
Counterweight, L.H.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-16 x 1-1/2
Bracket, Reinforcement, L.H.
Sheave, Engine
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
Cap, Plunger
Screw Hex Wsh. Hd #1 0-32 x 9/16
Nut Lock #1 0-24
Nut, Lock 5/16-18
NOTE:
43
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.293480
MAINFRAME, RIGHT SIDE
16
//
13
"t
8
11
9
10
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
73970500
102332X
102173X
STD551137
STC5410G7
74760524
STD624(X)3
126875X
Locknut, Hex, Flange 5116-18
Bracket, Reinforcement
Counter Weight, R.H,
Washer, Lock 3/8
Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
Clip, Hairpin
Rivet, Drilled
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
13
15
l(_lgOX
150750
795R
......
16
7192J
NOTE:
44
DESCRIPTION
Tire
Rim
Tire Valve
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Craftsman Model No. 120402
_eCab_e
All component dimensions given in U.S,inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER--
MODEL NUMBER 917.293480
TRANSMISSION
2
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
170337
2
165729
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
161963
5620.1
1370H
137335
145101
4895H
154467
7392M
10_371K
106160X
142145
835;33
12000039
154466
4358J
12000040
102114X
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
30
31
102115X
6803J
1(3_111X
STD551143
STD541143
143(X_
106390X
102134X
150737
143008
DESCRIPTION
Transmission Assembly (Includes
Key Nos. 2-52)
Gearcase, L.H. w/Beadng
(Includes Key No. 4)
Gasket, Gearcase
Beadng, Needle
Washer, Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
Pinion, Input
Shaft, Input
Beadng, Needle
Washer, Seal
BaH, Steel
Spdng, Shift, Fork
O-Ring
Arm, Shift
Fork, Shift
Ring, KlJp
Shaft, Shift
Washer
Ring, Klip
Gear, Assembly, Reverse Idler
(Includes Key Nos. 21 and 22)
Gear, Reverse Idler
Bearing, Needle
Shaft, Reverse Idler
Washer, Lock 7/16
Nut, Hex 7/16-20
Beadng, Shaft, Ground Ddve L.H,
Spacer 0.765 x 1.125 x 1.23
Chain #35-50 Pitch
Ground Shaft Assembly
Beadng, Shaft, Ground Drive R.H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
32
33
34
35
36
106388X
102121X
102112X
1G2101X
154355
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
48
4422J
154356
105345X
105346X
8358J
4220R
106146X
155236
170338
49
50
51
52
53
58
60
- -
132688
106147X
17720408
STD541031
165140
17720412
6855M
6066J
NOTE;
DESCRIPTION
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/Beadng
(includes Key Nos. 37 and 38)
Beadng, Needle
Sprocket, Tine
Gear, Cluster, Red 1st & 2nd
Gear, Reverse
Shaft, ReducUon (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 #56-50 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, Plastiluba #1
AlfcomponentdimensionsglvenlnU.S.inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293480
TINE SHIELD
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
73900500
Nut, Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 UNC
161415X558 Shield, Side, Outer L.H.
6393J
Pin, Stake. Depth
120(X_36
Ring, Klip
STD533107
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gr 5
8394J
Spdng
8392J
Bracket, Latch
109230X
Spring, Depth Stake
1023,?.6X558 Shield,Tine
$11_._._._._._._._._3110
Bolt, Dardage 5/16-18 x 1 Gr. 5
STD541031
Nut, Hex 5/16-16
STD551131
Washer, Lock 5/16
STD533112
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
124343
Bracket, Shield Tine
1614t4X558
Shield, Side, Outer R.H.
73900400
Nut, Flange lock 1/4-20
162175
Nut, Wing Forged 5/16-18
STD532512
Bolt, Dardage 1/4-20 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
DESCRIPTION
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
3_
33
102701X
STD541037
102156X
74930632
4440J
STD532505
6712J
169227X
102695X558
120588X
104085X556
73220400
STD551125
Grip
Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Stake, Depth
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2
Hinge
Bolt, Cardage 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cap, Vinyl
Pad, Idler
Shield, Leveling
Pin, Hinge
Shield, Side
Nut, Fin, Hexl/4-20UNC
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
NOTE:
All component dimensions given In U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER -* MODEL NUMBER 917.293480
TINE ASSEMBLY
2
1
1
p
•
4
3
11
9
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
4459J
132673
6554J
3146R
132727
73610600
STD551137
Tine, Outer, L.H.
Pin, Shear
Tine, Inner, LH.
Clip, Hairpin
ASSembly, Hub and Plate, L.H.
Nut, Hex 3/8-24
Washer, Lock3/8
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
8
g
10
11
74610616
4460J
132728
6555J
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1
Tine, Outer, R.H.
Assembly, Hub and Plate, R.H.
Tlne, Inner, R.H.
NOTE:
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All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
DECALS
TILLER--MODELNUMBER
917.293480
15
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
--
176740
176735
166133
137538
120431X
102180X
157984
t20075X
t 63094
162215
171078
167156
166138
176744
Decal, Sewice CNTRL PNL
Decal, Bit Guard
Decal, Description
Decal, Caution, Drive Contro_
Decal, Hand Placement
Decal, Shilt Indicator
Decal, Tine, Shield, Counter Rotating Tines
Decal, Waming, Rotating Tines
Decal, Tine Depth Stake
Decal, Tine, Shield, Warning Dom
Decal, Rewind
Decal Craftsman IC
Decal, Intak
Manual, Owner's (Eng/Span)
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293480
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
3
69381 t
299819
57
11
12
13
15
16
18
20
21
22
23
24
25
693643
695166
693647
692549
691137
691686
693887
694466
692550
281658
691662
692987
222698
690021
694167
694158
694169
499631
692785
692786
692787
691866
499423
690124
692562
691664
695759
499642
499641
691304
691304
692194
690977
693404
693779
26
27
28
29
30
32
32A
33
34
35
36
40
45
46
48
51
55
58
59
60
65
65A
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
* Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
° + Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Cover-Crankcase
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Cap-OilFill
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key*Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010" O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S,)
Piston Assembly (.030" O,S,)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.010" O.S,)
Ring Set-Piston (.020" O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.030" O,S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connectin,_
Dipper-Connec6ng Rod
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (121432-0036E2 Replacement Engine)
692555. Q._+Gasket-Intake
691422
Housing-Rewind Starter
693389
Rope-Starter (Cut to
Required Length)
605957
Insert-Grip
715257
Grip-Starter Rope
692608
Screw (Blower Housing)
692608
Screw (Rewind Starter)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
95
97
691636
690024
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
98
104
105
109
117
398185
691242
_ Kit-idle
Pin-FloatSpeed
Hinge
691182
Valve-Choke
693628
Shaft-Choke
690048
JeEMain (Standard)
498977
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
121 695157
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
122 693749 • (_ Spacer-Carburetor
125 693518
Carburetor
127 691739
O Plug-Welch
130 691181
Valve-Throttle
133 398187
Float-Carburetor
134 398188
_ Kit-Needle/Seat
137 693981 Q:_ Gasket-Float Bowl
145 690979
Key-Timing
155 695982
Plate-Cylinder Head
163 693458
Gasket-Air Cleaner
186 692317
Connector-Hose
187 691050
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
187A 692601
Line-Fuel (Molded)
185 690877
Screw (Control Bracket)
189 694543
Bali-Rocker Arm
190 692127
Screw (Fuel Tank)
209
691278
Spring-Governor
209A 692571
Spring-Governor
219
693578
Gear-Governor
220
691724
Washer (Governor Gear)
222 694253
Bracket-Control
227
692573
Control Lever-Governor
238
691300
Cap-Valve
265 691024
Clamp-Casing
267 692577
Screw (Casing Clamp)
271 694256
Lever-Control
276 271716 _li; Sealing Washer
281 694252
Panel-Control
300 693593
Muffler
304 693621
Housing-Blower
305 690960
Screw (Blower Housing)
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key
No.368
Q
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key
NO. 121
:1:
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key
No. 977
+
Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.$.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 120402-0109-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
306
307
332
333
334
337
356
358
363
365
383
415
427
445
455
456
467
459
504
505
552
562
592
597
901
998
613
615
616
619
521
632
693610
690345
690662
692605
691061
491055
692390
695156
19069
692568
19374
693463
694255
690610
692591
692299
691668
281505
694254
691251
692346
691112
690800
691696
95162
693394
691665
692576
692547
691108
692310
693408
633
633A
635
663
668
676
677
689
692
717
718
693867
691321
692076
694593
694257
393757
690661
691855
690572
693462
690959
DESCRIPTION
Shie(d-Cy;leder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (ArmataTe Magneto)
Spark Plug
Wire-Stop
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Screw (Carburetor)
Wrench-Spark Plug
Plug
Nut (Control Bracket)
Filler-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Cup-Fl.ywrwheel
Pl_e-Pawl Friction
Knob-Air Cleaner
PawI-Ratchet
Washer Set
Nut (Go,Jemor Conlrot Lever)
Bushing-Governor Crank
Belt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Rewind Staffer
Screw (Pawi Friction P ate)
Clamp-Hose
Starter-Rewind
Screw (Muffler)
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Cylinder Head Plate)
Switch-Stop
Spdng/Link-Mechanical
Governor
C1€ Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
CIr. Sea_-Throttte Shaft
BooHSparkplug
Screw (ContrOl Panel)
Spacer
Dellector-Muffler
Screw (Muffler Deflector)
Spring-Friction
Spring-Detent
Bracket-Air Cleaner
Pin-Locating
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
741
742
746
773
830
832
836
836A
851
868
875
883
914
914A
934
957
958
961
967
968
971
971A
972
975
977
993
1005
1019
1022
1023
1026
1029
1034
1036
1058
1095
1210
692565
692564
692566
694258
694544
693583
690661
693624
493880
692044
693459
691893
692198
692557
692590
694261
692586
693598
273356
693460
690349
691699
694260
493640
695156
691892
692592
694852
691890
499924
693517
691230
691349
695041
274781
695289
498144
DESCRIPTION
Gear-Timle 9
Ratainer-ERing
Gear-Idler
Retainer
Stud (Rocker Arm)
Guard-Muffler
Screw (Muffler Guard
Screw Muffer Guard
Terminal-Sparkplug
o+ Seal-Valve
Base-Air Cleaner
.+ Gasket-Exhaust
Screw Rocker Cover)
Screw Rocker Cover
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Cap-Fuel Tank
Valve-Fuel Shut Off
Screw Air Cleaner Bract
Fiter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base
Screw (Air Cleaner Base
Tank-Fuel
Bowl-Float
Set-Carburetor Gasket
.+ Gasket-Cylinder Head P
Fan-Flywheel
Kit-Label
.+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker
Rod-Push
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Label-Emissions
Owner's Manual
Set-Valve Gasket
Assembly-Pulley/Spring
(Pulley)
1211 498144
Assembly-Pulley/Spring
(Spring)
-RPM Settings:Low Speed: 1900-210¢
High Speed: 3000-320(
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. r,
358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, :_
No. 121
:_
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, K_
No, 977
+
Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No
1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in L
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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