Craftsman 917.293490 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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7.0 HP
19 INCH TINE WIDTH
REAR TINE WITH
DUAL ROTATING TINES
TILLER
Model No.
917.293490
Safety
Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
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• Repair Parts
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This product has a low emission engine which operates
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment,
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 14
Service and Adjustments.................... 16
Storage ............................................... 20
Troubleshooting................................. 21
IllustratedParts List ............................ 44
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
2
Product Specifications .......................... 4
Assembly ..............................................
5
Operation ..............................................
8
Maintenance .......................................
14
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TILLER
For two (2) years from date of 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 specificlegal rights,and you may also have other dghts which
varyfrom stateto 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
(motor).
" Do not operate the equipment without
wearing adequate outer garments.
Wear footwear that will improve footing
on slippery surfaces.
° Handle fuel with care; it is highly
flammable.
Use an approved fuel container.
" Never add fuel to a running engine or
hot engine.
° Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme
care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.
Replace gasoline cap securely and
clean up spilled fuel before restarting.
• Read the Owner's Manual carefully. Be
thoroughly familiar with the controls
and the proper use of the equipment.
Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.
• Never allow children to operate the
equipment. Never allow adults to
operate the equipment without proper
instruction.
• Keep the area of operation clear of all
persons, padicularly small children,
and pets.
PREPARATION
• Thoroughly inspect the area where the
equipment is to be used and remove all
foreign objects.
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• Useextension
cords and receptacles
as specified by the manufacturer for all
units with electric drive motors or
electric starting motors.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments
while the engine (motor) is running
(except where specifically recommended by manufacturer).
• Never operate the machine at high
speeds on slippery surfaces. Look
behind and use care when backing.
• Never allow bystanders near the unit.
• Usa 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.
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, stop the engine (motor)
and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble.
• Stop the engine (motor) when leaving
the operating position.
• Take all possible precautions when
leaving the machine unattended.
Disengage the tines, shift into neutral,
and stop the engine.
• Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, shut off the engine and make
certain all moving parts have stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the plug to
prevent accidental starting. Disconnect
the cord on electric motors.
• Do not run the engine indoors; exhaust
fumes are dangerous.
• Never operate the tiller without proper
guards, plates, or other safety protective devices in place.
• Keep children and pets away.
• Do not ovedoad the machine capacity
by attempting to till too deep at too fast
a rate.
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.
_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!H YOUR
_LAFETY 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
CUSTOMER
GASOLINE
CAPACITY:
4 QUARTS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OIL (API-SF-SJ):
3APACITY: 19 OZ.)
SAE 30
(ABOVE 40°F)
SAE5W-30/10W-30
(BELOW 40°F)
CHAMPION
RJ19LM OR
J19LM
,SPARK PLUG :
(GAP: .030")
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Sears Tiller. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problems you
cannot easily remedy, please contact 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 parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure
proper tightness.
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.
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 laws (if any). If a spark arraster 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 Rssourcas Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws 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).
These accessories were available when the tiller was purchased. They are also
available at most Seam Retail outlets and Service Centem. Most Seam Stores can
order repair parts for you when you provide the model number of your tiller.
ENGINE
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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.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
FRONT
RIGHT
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed.
(1) Utility knife
(1) Wire cutter
(1) Tire pressure gauge
(t) Screwdriver
(1) Pair of pliers
(1) 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 PACK
(1) Center Locknut
(2) Handle Locks
(1) Carriage
Bolt
3/8-16
UNC
(1) Cable Clip
3/8-16
UNC x 1 Gr. 5
(1) Hairpin Clips
(1) Pivot Bolt
3/8-16 UNC Grade 5
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(2) Shear Pins & Clips
(1) Flat Washer
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13/32 x 1 x 11 Ga.
(1) Handle Lock Lever
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UNPACKING
CARTON
ACAUTION:
Be careful of exposed
staples when handling or disposing of
cartoning material.
IMPORTANT: When unpacking and
assembling tiller, be careful not to stretch
or kink cables.
I. While holding handle assembly, cut
cable ties securing handle 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 comers of carton. Lay side
carton wall down.
5. Remove packing material from handle
assembly.
Shift Rod
Assembly
INSTALL HANDLE
1. Insert the thicker black handle lock
(with teeth facing to the right) in
gearcase notch.
VIEWED FROM R.H. SIDE OF TILLER
Assembly
Gearcase
Notch
Handle Lock
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Handle Assembly
UP Positon
Tighten
handle
locklever
I hold
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3.
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Rotate handle assembl, down. Insert
rear carriage bolt first, with head of
bolt on L.H. side of tiller and loosely
assemble Iocknut.
4. Insert pivot bolt in front part of plate
and tighten.
5. Cut down left hand rear corner of
carton. Lay rear carton wall down,
which will remove the protective
cardboard flap from leveling shield.
6. Cut down remaining comers of carton
and lay panels flat.
7. Lower the handle assembly. Tighten
nut on carriage bolt so handle moves
with some resistance. This will allow
for easier adjustment.
8. Place flat washer on threaded end of
handle lock lever.
9. Insert handle lock lever through
handle base and gearcase. Screw in
handle lock lever just enough to hold
lever in place.
10. Insert the smaller silver handle lock
(with teeth inward) in the slot of the
handle base (just inside of washer).
11 .With handle assembly in lowest
position, securely tighten handle lock
lever by rotating clockwise. Leaving
handle assembly in lowest position
will make it easier to remove tiller from
carton.
Flat Washer
Handle Lock
Handle Lock,
Lever
Slot
2. Grasp handle assembly. Hold in "up"
position. Be sure handle lock remains
in gearcase notch. Slide handle
assembly into position.
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Rear Cartridge
BpIt
Handle Bass
INSERT CABLE CLIP
• Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the
back of handle column. Push cables
into clip,
REMOVETILLER
FROM CRATE
1. Make sure shift lever indicator is in "N"
(neutral) position.
2. Tilt tiller forward by lifting handle.
Separate cardboard cover from
leveling shield.
3. Rotate tiller handle to the right and
pull tiller out of carton.
Handle Column
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your unit were overinflatad at
the factory for shipping purposes. Correct
and equal tire pressure is important for
best tilling performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI.
Clip
HANDLE
CONNECT SHIFT ROD
1. Insert end of shift rod into hole of shift
lever indicator.
2. Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift
rod to secure.
HairpinC_lip
HEIGHT
• Handle height may be adjusted to
better suit operator. (See _O ADJUST
HANDLE HEIGHT" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
Shift Lever
Indicator
Sh_ Rod
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KNOWYOURTILLER
READTHIS
TILLER.
OWNER'S
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
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Starter
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MEETS ANSI SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Our tillersconformto the safety standardsof the American National Standards Institute.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
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.
DRIVE CONTROL BAR - Used to engage
tines.
DEPTH STAKE - Controls depth at which
tiller will dig.
DRAG STAKE - Controls forward speed
in forward rotating till position.
OUTER SIDE SHIELD - Adjustable to
protect small plants from being buried,
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The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye
shields before starting your tiller and while tilling. We recommend a wide
vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
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.
HARD TO SHIFT GEARS
• Bdefly 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,
ShallowestTilling _..
""Transport
Position
Deepest Tilling
Depth Stake
Drive ControlBar
U
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Lever
"DISENGAGED" /
Position Throttle/_C(i
TINE OPERATION
DRIVE
DRAG
STAKE
The drag stake should be raised when
tilling the counter rotating (_) till position.
The drag stake should be lowered when
tilling in the forward rotating (_) till
position.
-WITH
WHEEL
• Always release ddve control bar before
moving shift lever into another position,
• Tins movement is achieved by moving
shift lever to either the counter rotating
(_,) till position or the forward rotating
(_) till position and engaging drive
control bar.
FORWARD - WHEELS ONLY/TINES
STOPPED
• Release drive control bar and move
shift lever indicator to UF"(forward)
position. Engage ddve 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 ddve control bar against the
handle to start tiller movement.
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Lowered_
(ForwardRotatingtill)
Raised
(Counterrotatingtill)
"RLUNG
NOTE: Use the counter rotating tine drive
when tilling hard or rockey soil, virgin
ground or sod.
1. Release depth stake and drag stake
pins. Pull the depth stake up for
increased tilling depth. Raise the
drag stake. Place proper pin in hole of
depth stake or drag stake to lock in
position.
2. Place shift lever indicator in counter
rotating (_) 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.
IMPORTANT: Always release drive
control bar before moving shift lever into
another position.
"Locked"Position
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Position
TURNING
1. Release the ddve control bar.
2. Move throttle control to =SLOW"
position.
3. Place shift lever indicator in =F"
(forward) position. Tines will not turn.
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 ddve 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.
CULTIVATING
IMPORTANT: Always lower the drag
stake when using the forward rotating tine
drive.
OUTER SIDE SHIELDS
The back edges of the outer side shields
are slotted so that the shields can be
raised for deep tilling and lowered for
shallow tilling to protect small plants from
being buried.
1. Loosen nut _A" in slot and nut "B".
2. Move shield to desired position (both
sides).
3. Retighten nuts.
TOTRANSPORT
ACAUTION:
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 hole
for transporting the tiller. Place depth
stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock
in position. This prevents tines from
scuffing the ground.
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 updght 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.
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your unit has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with SAE 30 summer weight oil.
1. With engine level, clean area around
oil filler plug and remove plug.
2. Engine oil should be to point of
ovedowing when engine is level.
• For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 4 of
this manual. All oil must meet A.P.I,
Service Classification SF, SG or SH.
3. Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten
NOTE: Use the forward rotating fine drive
when cultivating, tilling soft ground or
tilling pre-tilled soil.
1. Release the depth and drag stake
pins. Lower drag stake. Pull the depth
stake up for increased tilling depth.
Place proper pin in hole of depth
stake or drag stake to lock in position.
2. Place shift lever indicator in forward to
rotating (_) till position.
3. Hold the ddve control bar against the
handle to start tilling movement. Tines
and wheels will both turn.
4. Move throttle control "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.
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• 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.
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. See Storage section of this
manual for additional information. Never
use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
ACAUTION:
Fill to within 1/2 inch of top
of fuel tank to prevent spills and to allow
for fuel expansion. If gasoline is accidentally spilled, move machine away from
area of spill. Avoid creating any source of
ignition until gasoline vapors have
disappeared.
Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
1. Make sure spark plug wire Is propedy
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. Push stop switch to "ON" position.
6. Move choke control to "CHOKE"
position.
7. 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 (rape will pull slightly harder at
this point).
8. 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.
9. When engine starts, slowly move
choke control to "RUN" position as
engine warms up.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less
choking to start.
1O.Move throttle control to desired
running position.
11.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 =TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
NOTE: If engine does not start, see
troubleshooting points.
Fuel shut-off
Rewinds
ACAUTION: Keep fine control in "OFF"
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.
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Choke controls
TILLING
HINTS
_anCAUTION; Until you are accustomed to
dling your tiller, start actual field use
with throttle in slow position (mid-way
between _FAST" and =iDLE").
• Tilling is digging into, turning over, and
breaking up packed soil before
planting. Loose, unpacked soil helps
root growth. Best tilling depth is 4" to 6".
A tiller will also clear the soil of unwanted vegetation. The decomposition
of this vegetable matter enriches the
soil. Depending on the climate (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.
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 further growth
of weeds and grass.
• Do not lean on handle, this takes
weight off the wheels, reduces traction,
and may cause the tiUerto skip over the
ground.
• Always lower the drag stake when
using the forward rotating tine drive.
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PINS
The tine assemblies on your tiller are
secured to the tine shaft with shear pins
(See "TINE REPLACEMENT" in the
Sewice and Adjustments section of this
manual).
If the tiller is unusually overloaded or
jammed, the shear pins are designed to
break before internal damage occurs to
the transmission.
• If shear pin(s) break, replace only with
those shown in the Repair Parts
section of this manual.
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ADJUSTWHEELS
CULTIVATING
FOR
OUTER VIEW OF TIRE
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.
_1_
HairpinCllip
INNER VIEW OF TIRE
Clevis
Pin
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SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE
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FILL IN DATES
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__SERVICE
DATES
REGULAR SERVICE
Check Engine Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil
1_,2
OI Pivot Points
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I_pect Spark Armster / Muffler
In_speotAir Screen
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Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge
Clean Engine Cylinder Fins
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Replace Spark Plug
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LUBRICATION CHART
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 adjustments 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
* ThrottleControl
** Engine
R.GearOsse
Gr)ase F_:tak
s Pin
_*
Leveling
_
'1 Hinges
\* Wheel Hub
* Idler Bracket
* SAE 30 OR 5W-30 Motor Oil
-- Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"
*** EP #1 Grease
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check tine operation.
3. Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
Keep unitwell lubricated(See "LUBRICATION CHART").
14
Section
_LCAUTION: 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 bums.
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.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W-30, etc.) improve starting in cold
weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 40°F (4°C). Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tiller is not used for 60 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.
For easier removal of plug use 7/1612 Pt. socket with extension.
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
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-cteaner 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-cteaner.
5. Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter.
6. Reinstall cover end 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 pra-cleaner from air
filter.
3. Clean carfridge by tapping gently on
flat 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.
15
MUFFLER
,___:_
Cover Knob
Cover-__
_
Cartridge
Precleaner_
Bass
_
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-bdstled brush.
• Keep cylinder fins, levers, and linkage
free of dirt and chaff.
Do not operate finer without muffler. Do
not tamper with exhaust system. Damaged mufflers or spark arresters could
create a fire hazard. Inspect periodically
and replace if necessary. If your engine is
equipped with a spark arraster 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 eve/'/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, lubdcate 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.
Screen
Muffler
•(_CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come into contact with plug.
TILLER
:::; j_/-Handle
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 handle lock lever securely
after adjusting.
(High) Position
Handle Lock Lever
(Low)
Position
16
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TIRE CARE
_kCAUTION: When mounting tires, unless
beads are seated, ovednflation 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 end reassemble.
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 hsx 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.
f/j/;n
y_,_
Hex Nut
Washer
.J_ (Located
"_,_ Behind
HairpinClip andClevis Pin
TO REPLACE GROUND DRIVE BELT
I.
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"
fosition. This tension can be attained as
ollows:
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.
, Screw
Drive Control Cable
More Tension
Idler Pulley
Transmission Pulley
17
TINE REPLACEMENT
To maintain the superb tilling performance of this machine the tines should
be checked for sharpness, wear, and
bending, particularly the tines which
are next to the transmission. If the gap
between the tines exceeds 3-1/2
inches they should be replaced or
straightened as necessary.
" For tines that are slightly worn, the
bolted tins and hub assemblies can be
switched between sides to continue tilling in the same tilling mode if tilling in a
different mode is desired then the
bolted tine and hub assemblies should
be switched back to their original side
so that the tine edge with the least wear
will be used.
g_oCAUTION: Tines are sharp. Wear
ves 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 to be replaced.
New Tine
Worn Tine
ion
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Sharp
Sharp
Hairpin Clip
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18
3-1/2" MAX
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-roed engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an aulhorized 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.
Fuel Tank
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. It 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 sears or
other qualified service center which has
the proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
1/ Clamp
_Screw
JJ
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Casing
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Control
Lever
19
Immediately prepare your tiller for storage
at the end of the season or if the unit will
not be used for 30 days or more.
_kCAUTION: Never store the tiller with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TILLER
t. 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 gesohol 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 1 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 will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tiller while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
2O
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Will not start
CORRECTION
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
& Engine flooded.
1,
Z
4. Dirty air cleaner.
6. Water in fuel.
6. Clogged fuel tank.
7. Loose spark plug wire.
8. Bad spark plug or
improper gap.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
1. Throttle control not set
properly,
2. Dirty air cleaner.
3. Bad spark plug or
improper gap.
4. Stale or dirty fuel.
5. Loose spark plug wire.
6. Carburetor 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 dirtyfuel.
7. Water in fuel.
6. Clogged fuel tank.
9. Spark plug wire loose.
10. Dirty engine air screen.
11. Dirty/clogged muffler.
12.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
t 3. Poor compression.
21
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "1"O START ENGINE" in
the Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to stad.
4. Clean or replace air cleaner
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
seat ed properly on plug.
8. Replace spark plug or adjust
gap.
9. Make necessary adjust
ments.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner
cartridge.
3. Replace spark plug or adjust
g_
ap.
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 for shallower
tilling.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner
cartridge.
3. Check oil level/change oil.
4. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
5. Drain and clean fuel tank and
refill, and clean carburetor.
6. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, and refill tank with fresh
gasoline.
8. Remove fuel tank and clean.
9. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
lO.Clean engine air screen.
11 .Clean/replace muffler.
12.Make necessary adjust
ments.
13.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
PROBLEM
Engine
overheats
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Low oil level/dirty oil.
2. Dirty engine air screen.
3. Dirty engine.
4. Partially plugged mufflen
5. Improper carburetor
adjustment.
Excessive
bounce/difficult
handling
1. Ground too dry and hard,
Z Depth stake
incorrectlyadjusted.
1. Check oil leveVchange oil.
2. Clean engine air screen.
3. Clean cylinder fins, airscreen, muffler area.
4. Remove and clean muffler.
5. Adjust carburetor to richer
position.
1. Moisten ground or wait for
more favorable soil conditions.
2. Adjust depth stake.
Soil balls up or
clumps
1. Groundtoo wet.
1. Wait for more favorable
conditions.
Engine runs but
tiller won't
move
Tine control is not
engaged.
Z V-belt not correctly
adjusted.
3. V-belt is off pulley(s).
1. Engage tine control,
Engine runs but
labors when
tilling
1.
1. Tilling too deep.
2. Throttlecontrolnot
2. Inspect/adjust
3.
soil
V-belt.
Inspect V-belt,
1. Set depth stake for shallower
tilling.
2. Check throttle control setting.
properlyadjusted.
3. Carburetorout of adjust-
3. Make necessary
merits.
1. Drag Stake not lowered
in forward rotating till
mode.
2. Improper tilling mode.
1. Lower Drag Stake
ment.
Tines skip over
ground
Hard to shift into
gear
1. Gears nottimed.
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
2.
1,
22
1.
2.
adjust
Forward rotating tine drive
should only be used for soft
ground or for soil that has
already been tilled.
Briefly engage drive control
bar and release or rock tiller
forward and backward until
are able to shiftgears.
Shift to either counter rotating
till position or forward rotating
till position.
Clear tines.
TILLER-- MODELNUMBER917.293490
HANDLES
2
30
11
31
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
175250
141406
110673X
127254X
6712J
137119
110641X
71191008
7201(To20
110646X
STO1_4003
81328
138295
109313X
110702X
STITo33710
109229X
$30541437
Throttle, Control
Grlp,Handle
Grommet, Handte
Bar, Drive Control Assembly
Cap, Vinyl
panel,Control
Bushing, Split
Screw, Pan Head #10-24
Bolt, 5/16-18 x 2-112
Handle, Grip
Clip, Hairpin
Bolt, Shoulder
Handle, Shitt
Grommet, Rubber
Rod, Sh_
Bolt, RDHD SQNK Sl8-16 x 1Gr 5
Lock, Handle
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
19
20
21
22
23
19131611
109228X
150628
165197
86777
24
25
26
27
29
30
31
9484R
73970500
110675X
73_00400
STD541462
7192J
150696
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/22 x 1 x 11Ga,
Lever, Lock, Handle
HanDle, Assemole
Cllp, Plastic, Cable
Screw, Hex, Washer Hd, Slotted
#10-24 x 1/2
CJp
Locknut, Hex, Flange
Clutch, Cable
Nut, Hex Range 1/4-20 UNC
Nut, Keps #10-24
Tie, Cable
Bolt, Pivot
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S.
inches. 1 Inch = 25.4 mm
44
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
MAINFRAME, LEFT SIDE
3
30
28
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PART
NO.
7351(To00
STD551137
STD541(JQ7
170127
164329
162756X505
S_
161530
86777
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
19
21
22
23
9484R
STD581125
STD541(_R5
110652X
STD551031
1451(_
12000028
156117
74770508
10_t90X
150750
795R
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
Nut, Kepa 5/16-18
Washer, Lock 3/8
Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Shield, Inner Belt Guard
Pin, Shift Lever
Lever, Shift
Bolt, Cardege 1/4-20 x 1/2 Gr. 5
Plate, Shift Indicator
Screw, Hex, Washer Head,
Slotted #10-24 x 1/2
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
3_
33
126875X
STD624003
165501X615
1_801
104679X
12000032
15g_o9
1G2384X
1(_Q141X
STD523710
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
44
65
10_383X
74760532
1_o331X
130812
74760544
1400_
170488
STD541431
73970500
C,p
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex 1/4-20
Screw, Bet, 5/16-18 x 3/8
Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 2.09
Washer 11/32 x11/16 x16 Ga.
Sheave, Transmission
Ring, Retainer
Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 1.220
Bolt, Fln Hex 5/16-24 x 112
tire
Fire
Tire Valve
NOTE:
A=:
DESCRIPTION
F,vet, Drilled
Clip. Hailpln
Guard. Belt
Belt. V
Pulley, Idler
RI,g. KIIp
Bracket, Idler
8o_t, Hex 5/16-!6 x 12
Shaft, Idler Arm
Bo_,Hex 3/6-16xl
Countel_tel
t.L.H.
Bolt, Hex _l_- 18 x 2
Bracket, Reinforcement, LH.
Sheave. Engine
Boft, Fm Hex 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
Cap, Plunger
Screw Hex Wsh. Sit #10-24 x 30
Nut, Lock 5/16-18
Nut, Lock He)( Range
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
MAINFRAME, RIGHT SIDE
13
"
X
11
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8
9
5
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10
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
16653Q
7397(_600
S_10G1
74760512
10_33_X
74760532
102173X
STD551137
S'RTo410_7
74760624
S1I_24003
Bumper
Locknut, He)(, Flange 5/16-18
Washer 11/32x11/16x16Ga.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bracket, Reinforcement
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 2
Couflter Weight, R.H.
Washer, Lock 3/8
Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
CIIp, Halq)ln
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
12
13
126875X
102190X
150750
7SSR
15
46
DESCRIPTION
Rivet, Drilled
"Rre
Rm
]Ire Valve
Engine, (See Breakdown )
Craftsman Model No.
121402-0194-E1
_eCable
16
7192J
NOTE:
AIIcomponentdlmensionsglvenlnU.S.inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
TRANSMISSION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
170306
2
161510
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
161963
5020J
1370H
161520
161518
4895H
154467
7392M
1(X_71K
106160X
142145
8353J
120(_039
161516
4358J
12000040
1(_114X
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
30
31
3_
102115X
6803J
161527
STD551143
STC541143
143009
1(_390X
10_134X
150737
143008
106388X
DESCRIPTION
Tmnsmlasten 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
Pldlon, Input
Shaft, Input
Beadng, Needle
Washer, Seal
Bdlh Steel
Spdng, Shift, Fork
O-Ring
Ann, Shift
Fork, Shift
Ring, Klip
Shaft, Shift
WaSher
Ring, Klip
Gear, Assembly, Reverse Idler
(includes Key NOS. 21 and 22)
Gear, Reverse Idler
Beadng, Needle
Shaft, Reverse Idler
Washer, Lock 7/16
Nut, Hex 7/16-20
Beadng, Shaft, Ground Ddve LH.
Spacer 0.76,5 x 1.125 x 1.23
Chain #55-50 Pitch
GrOund Shaft Assembly
Beadng, Shaft, Ground Drive R.H.
Spacer 0.70 x 1.00 x 1.150
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
33
34
35
36
1(_121X
1(_112X
1(_101X
161524
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
48
100413K
161525
161526
1_5346X
161523
4220R
106146X
155236
170307
49
50
51
52
53
54
132688
106147X
1772040_
73,,_(To(X)
165140
161528
55
56
57
58
60
- -
3400R
161529
165889
17720412
6855M
60663
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Sprocket and Gear Assembly
St=aft, ReduC_on (2nd)
Screw, Whiz, Lock 5/16-18 x 3-1/2
Sprocket Asseml_y w/Bea dng
(includes Key Noe. 37 and 38)
Beadng, Nasdle
Sprocket, Tice
Gear, Cluster, Red 1st & 2nd
Gear, Reverse
Shaft, Reduction (tst)
Washer, Thrast
Spacer 1.01 x 1.75 x 0.760
Seal Asm. OII
Gearcase, R.H. w/Bearing
(_ocludas Key No. 8)
Shaft, "Fine
Chain, Rotter #50-50 Pitch
Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
Nut, Hex 5/16-16
Beadng Kit, "Fine Shaft
Gear, DRT Idler w/Bearing
(includes Key No. 56)
Beadng, Needle
Gear, DRTIdler
Spacer, Sptit .52 x .64 x 1.04
Screw 1/4-20 x 3/4
FI16ng Grease
Grease, Plastilube #1
All component dimensions given in U.S.Inchas.
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
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TINE SHIELD
5
13
7
14
17
15
KEY
NO.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
161415)(616
8393J
12000036
STD533107
8394J
8392J
109230X
163496X615
S_110
STD551131
s'rD5410G1
7211(_510
124343X
161414X615
73900400
162176
$10532512
Nut, Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 UNC
Shleld, Stde, OuterL. H.
Pin, Stake, Depth
Ring, Klip
Bdlt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gr 5
Spring
Bracket, Latch
Spdng, Depth Stake
Shield, Tlne
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 1 Gr. 5
Washer, Lock 5/16
Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Dolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
Bracket, Shield TIne
Shield, Side, Outer R.H.
Nut, Hex Flange 1/4-20
Nut, Wing Forged 5/16-18
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
48
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
1(_701X
STD541037
1(_156X
74930632
4440J
72140404
6712J
109227X
163497)(615
120588X
104065X615
163498)(417
73220400
S_1125
Gdp
NuLHex 3/8-16
Stake, Depth
Bdlt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2
Hinge
Bolt, Cardage 114-20 x 112
Cap, Vinyl
Pad, Idler
Shield, Leveling
Pin, Hinge
Shield, Side
Stake, Drag
Nut, Rn, Hex 1/4.20 UNC
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
NOTE:
AJlcomponent dlmens}ons given In U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
TINE ASSEMBLY
/_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
5
6
7
8
132673
163926
73610600
STD551137
74610616
Pin, Shear
Assembly, Hub and Plate
Nut, Hex 3/8-24
Washer, LOCk 3/8
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1
_o
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIP'nON
16
17
18
163499
1635(_
3146R
Tlne, Spade
Tme,Cleaolng
Clip, Hairpin
NOTE:
ZLQ
All component dimensions _ven In U.S. Inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
2
12
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
- -
DeCal,CNTRL PNL
Decal, Logo
Decal, Belt Guard
Decal, Tine Shiald DRT
Decal, Caution, Drive Control
BeCal, Hand Placement
Decal, Shift Indicator
Decal, Tlne, Shield, Counter Rotating Tines
Decal, Warning, DRT
Decal, Tlne Shlold DRT REV
Decal, Oper/Lub Instructions
Decal, 13he Shiald DRT FWD
Manual, Owner's ( Eng/Span )
177570
145023
177564
177565
137538
120431X
166_02
166188
177568
177567
166138
177566
1773(_
5O
TILLER-- MODELNUMBER
917.293490
ENGINE,
BRIGGS
&STRATTON
- - MODEL
NUMBER
121402-O194-E1
(\
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993_,
619 :_
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TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
I 1019 LABEL KIT
111o"OWNER'S MANUAL J
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ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1
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6921
127_
276_
95_
977 CARBURETOR
I
276 _
L1370
2760
GASKET SET
51
633_
_.J
_3A_
163
467 _968_
_
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
KIT
_
633_
11221
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
883_
52
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TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
ENGINE, BRIGGS & ETRATrON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1
2221
427 ®
958
;_
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190_P
883,_
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATFON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1
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1005
455
lO44_'
1036 LABEL-EMISSIONS
54
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TILLER-- MODELNUMBER
917.293490
ENGINE,
BRIGGS
& STRATrON
-- MODEL
NUMBER
121402-0194-E1
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
5
7
11
12
13
15
16
18
20
21
22
23
24
26
26
27
28
29
30
32
32A
33
34
35
36
40
45
48
49
51
55
58
59
60
65
95
97
PART
NO.
690045
399269
299819
693643
695166
693647
692549
691137
691686
693887
694466
692550
281658
692551
692987
222698
499627
692788
692789
692790
499631
692785
692786
692787
691866
499423
690124
692562
691664
695759
499642
499641
691304
691304
692194
690977
693404
693779
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
• Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Heed-Cylinder
,+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Cover-Crankcese
• SaaI-Oil(PTO Side)
Cap-OiIFill
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
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 (.OlO_ O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.020"O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.030" O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connectln_l
Dipper-Connecting Rod
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spdng-Valve (Intake
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (Replacement
Engine 123432-0036-Et
692555, Q.t+ Gasket-Intake Two
Required)
691422
Housing-Rewind Starter
693389
Rope-Starter (Cut to
Required Length)
805957
Insert-Grip
715257
Grip-Starter Rope
690837
Screw (Rewind Starter)
691636
Screw (Throttle Valve)
690024
Shag-Throgle
KEY
NO.
98
104
108
109
117
121
122
125
127
130
133
134
137
146
155
163
186
187
PART
NO.
398185
691242
O
691182
693628
690048
695157
693749 ,_
693518
691739
Q
691181
398187
398188
O
693981 0¢
690979
695168
693458,O_:
692317
691050
DESCRIPTION
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Plate-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Kit-Carburator Overhaul
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
FIoat-Carbu retor
Valve-Needle/Seat
Gasket-Float Bowl
Key-Timing
plate-Cylinder Head
Gasket-Air Cleaner
Connector-Hoce
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length
187A 692601
Line-Fue (Molded)
188 690877
Screw (Control Bracket)
189 694543
BalI-RockerArm
190 692127
Screw (Fuel Tank)
209 692571
Spring-Governor
209A 691278
Spring-Governor
219 693578
Gear-Governor
220 691724
Washer-Thrust
222
694253
Bracket-Control
227
692573
Control Lever-Governor
238
691300
Cap-Valve
285
691024
Clamp-Casing
267
692577
Screw (Casing Clamp)
271
694256
Lever-Control
276
271716 0¢ Washer.Sealing
261
694252
Panel-Control
360
693593
Muffler
304 693621
Housing-Blower
305 690960
Screw (Blower Housing)
RPM Seffings:Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
O
:_
+
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
No. 121
InCluded in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.
NO. 977
Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293490
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRAI"rON - - MODEL NUMBER 121402-0194-E1
KEY
NO.
306
307
332
333
334
337
346
356
358
363
365
383
415
427
445
455
456
459
467
504
505
552
562
592
597
601
608
613
615
616
619
621
632
PART
NO.
693610
690345
690662
692605
691061
491055
690661
692390
695155
19069
692568
19374
693463
694255
690610
692591
692299
281505
691668
694254
231082
692346
94852
690800
691696
95162
693394
691665
692576
692547
691108
692310
693408
633
633A
635
663
668
676
,677
689
692
717
718
741
742
746
773
693867
691321
692076
694593
694257
393757
690661
691855
690572
693462
690959
692565
692564
692566
694258
DESCRIPTION
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Armature Magneto)
Spark Plug
Screw (Spark Arrestor)
Wire-St)to
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Screw (Carburetor)
Wrench-Spark Plug
Cap-Oil Fill
Nut (Control Bracket)
Fitter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Cup-Flywheel
Plate-Pawi Friction
Pawi-Ratchet
Knob-AIrCleaner
Washer Set
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Rewind Starter)
Screw (Pawl Fdction Plate)
Clamp-Hose
Starter-Rewind
Screw (Muffler)
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Cylinder Head Plate)
Switch-Stop
Spring/Link-Mechanical
Governor
O:[: Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
_:1: Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Boot-Sparkplug
Screw (Control Panel)
Spaser-Control Bracket
Deflector-Muffler
Screw (Muffler Deflector)
Spring-Friction
Spring-Detent (Choke)
Bracket-Air Cleaner
Pin-Locating
Gear-Timing
Ring-Retaining
Gear-Idler
Retainer
KEY
NO.
830
832
836
836A
851
868
875
883
914
PART
NO.
694544
693583
690661
693624
493880
692044
693459
691893
692198
DESCRIPTION
Stud-Rocker Arm
Guard-Muffler
Screw Muffler Guard)
Screw Muffet Guard
TermleaI-Sparkplug
.+ Seal-Valve
Base-Air Cleaner
• Gasket-Exhaust
Screw (Rocker Cover 7/16"
Long)
914A 692557
Screw (Rocker Cover 3/8"
Long)
957 694261
Cap-Fuel Tank
958 692586
Valve-Fuel Shutoff
961
693598
Screw (Air Cleaner Bracket)
967
273356
FUter-Pre Cleaner
968
693460
Cover-Air Cleaner
971
690349
Screw Air Cleaner Base)
971A691693
Screw ArCeanerBase)
972
694260
Tank-Fuel
975
493640
Bowl-Float
977 695156
Set-Carburetor Gasket
993 691892 .+ Gasket-Cylinder Head Plate
994 399541
Arrestor-Spark
1005 692592
Fan-Flywheel
1019 694852
Kit-Label
1022 691890 .+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
1023 499924
Cover-Rocker Arm
1026 693517
Rod-Push
1029 691230
Arm-Rocker
1034 691343
Guide-Push Rod
1036 695041
LabeI-Emissiose
1058 274781
Owner's Manual
1044 692590
Screw(Flywheel)
1095 695289
Set-Valve Gasket
1210 498144
Assembly-Pulley/Spring
(Pulley)
1211 498144
Assembly-Pulley/Sprleg
(Spring)
RPM Settings:Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
_
$
+
NOTE:
56
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. NO.
358
tncluded in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
NO. 121
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.
No. 977
Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
1095
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
58
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