MTD 390 Shown Operator`s manual

Operator’s Manual
Front Tine Tillers
Model Series
340 Thru 390
Model Series 390 Shown
IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have
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FORM NO. 770-10135E.fm
(10/05)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content
Important Safe Operation Practices
Assembling Your Tiller
Know Your Tiller
Operating Your Tiller
Making Adjustments
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5
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Content
Maintaining Your Tiller
Troubleshooting
Illustrated Parts List
Warranty
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14
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FINDING MODEL NUMBER
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tiller. It will help you assemble, prepare and
maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Before you start assembling your new equipment, please locate the model plate on the
equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. A sample model plate is
also given below. You can locate the model plate by standing at the operating position and
looking down at the right side of the frame. This information will be necessary to use the
manufacturer’s web site and/or help from the Customer Support Department or an authorized
service dealer.
Copy the model number here:
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Copy the serial number here:
MTD LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
CLEVELAND,OH 44136
330-220-4683
800-800-7310
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Engine
Manual
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to
performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine
manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your unit, for more
information.
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SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES
WARNING: This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger
the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this
manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result
in personal injury. When you see this symbol— heed its warning.
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet. Failure to observe the
following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference and for
ordering replacement parts.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper
operation. Know how to stop the machine and
disengage them quickly.
Never allow children under 14 years old to operate
this machine. Children 14 years old and over should
read and understand the operation instructions and
safety rules in this manual and should be trained
and supervised by a parent.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without
proper instruction.
Keep bystanders, helpers, pets and children at least
75 feet from the machine while it is in operation.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
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Use only an approved gasoline container.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
Never fuel machine indoors.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running.
Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for
fuel expansion.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
near an open flame, spark or pilot light (e.g.
furnace, water or space heater, clothes dryer etc.).
Allow machine to cool 5 minutes before storing.
Preparation
Operation
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Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is
to be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, and
other foreign objects which could be tripped over
and cause personal injury.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close
fitting slacks and shirt. Loose fitting clothes or
jewelry can be caught in movable parts. Never
operate this machine in bare feet or sandals.
Disengage clutch levers and shift (if provided) into
neutral (“N”) before starting the engine.
Never leave this machine unattended with the
engine running.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while
engine is running, except where specifically
recommended in the operator’s manual.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is
spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts. Contact
with the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
Do not operate machine while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
Never operate this machine without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing and keep a
firm hold on the handles.
Keep bystanders, helpers, pets, and children at
least 75 feet from the machine while it is in
operation. Stop the machine if anyone enters the
area.
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 handle bars and
do not restrain the machine.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or
crossing gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden
hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers.
Never operate the machine at high transport
speeds on hard or slippery surfaces.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
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Look down and behind and use care when in
reverse or pulling machine towards you.
Start the engine according to the instructions found
in this manual and keep feet well away from the
tines at all times.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against
the engine. Thoroughly inspect the machine for any
damage. Repair the damage before starting and
operating.
Disengage all clutch levers and stop engine before
you leave the operating position (behind the
handles). Wait until the tines come to a complete
stop before unclogging the tines, making any
adjustments, or inspections.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly
ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a
burn. Do not touch.
Use caution when tilling near fences, buildings and
underground utilities. Rotating tines can cause
property damage or personal injury.
Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to
till soil to deep at to fast of a rate.
If the machine should start making an unusual noise
or vibration, stop the engine, disconnect the spark
plug wire and ground it against the engine. Inspect
thoroughly for damage. Repair any damage before
starting and operating.
Keep all shields, guards and safety devices in place
and operating properly.
Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is
running.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by
the manufacturer. Failure to do so, can result in
personal injury.
If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgment. Contact your
dealer or telephone 1-800-800-7310 for assistance
and the name of your nearest servicing dealer.
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Your Responsibility
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Maintenance & Storage
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Do not change the engine governor settings or
over-speed the engine. The governor controls the
maximum safe operating speed of the engine.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading,
transporting, and storage of this machine.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
such as a water heater, furnace, clothes dryer etc.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for
gas, oil, etc. to protect the environment.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at
frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe
working condition. Also, visually inspect machine for
any damage.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the
engine and make certain the tines and all moving
parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
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Restrict the use of this power machine to persons
who read, understand and follow the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the machine.
The safety label on the tiller is reproduced below for
your review. To ensure safe operation of the tiller,
follow the instructions on all labels closely.
SECTION 2: ASSEMBLING YOUR TILLER
NOTE: This operator’s guide covers three different
model tillers. Model series 340 thru 345 have forward
tine drive only. Model series 390 has both forward and
reverse tine drive. Follow only the instructions which
pertain to your model tiller. See the model plate on your
tiller for the correct model number.
Tailpiece
Depth
Stake
NOTE: References to right or left side of the tiller are
determined from behind the unit in the operating
position.
Self-Tapping
Screws
Removing Unit From Carton
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Figure 1
Remove staples, break glue on top flaps, or cut
tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open
carton.
Remove all loose parts included with unit (i.e.,
operator’s manual, etc.)
Cut corners and lay carton down flat.
Remove packing material.
Roll or slide unit out of carton. Check carton
thoroughly for loose parts.
Extend control cable(s) to the rear of the tiller and
lay them on the floor. Be careful not to bend or kink
control cable(s).
Attaching Handle Assembly
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Remove the hex bolt and cupped washer from the
top right side of the frame halves. Hold the cable
guide bracket on the left side of the frame as it will
fall when the bolt is removed. See Figure 2.
Hand
Knob
Handle
Hex Bolt &
Cupped Washer
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil
in the engine. Be certain to service engine with gasoline
and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual
before operating your machine.
Frame Half
Figure 2
Before Assembly
•
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
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Attaching Tailpiece And Depth Stake
NOTE: If your tiller’s tailpiece and depth stake has
been already assembled before shipping, proceed to
the next section. If it is unassembled, follow the steps
below.
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Remove the two self-tapping screws on the frame.
Slide the tailpiece into the frame with the lower hole in
the tailpiece toward the front. Secure with screws just
removed. See Figure 1.
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Insert the handle assembly between the two frame
halves. Insert the hex bolt just removed through the
frame halves, handle assembly, and into the cable
guide bracket (notch in cable guide bracket goes
over the flange on the frame). Tighten securely.
Loosen the hand knob which secures the handle
brace to the handle assembly. (Standard Briggs &
Stratton & Tecumseh Engines).
Remove the hand knob from the handle brace.
(Honda and Briggs & Stratton Intek Engines).
Insert the carriage bolt through the welded bracket
on the handle, bell washer, handle brace, and into
the hand knob. Tighten securely. See Figure 3.
(Honda and Briggs & Stratton Intek Engines).
Remove the hex lock nut from on top of the engine,
just to the left of the spark plug. Attach the curved
end of the handle brace to the top of the engine,
using hex lock nut just removed. Tighten securely.
See Figure 3. (Standard Briggs & Stratton &
Tecumseh Engines).
Select one of the three handle height positions
(three notches in welded bracket), and tighten the
hand knob to secure the handle in desired position.
Make certain carriage bolt is seated securely into
one of the three positions provided.
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Handle
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Bell
Washer
Carriage Bolt
Hand
Knob
Welded Bracket
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Handle Brace
Honda and Briggs & Stratton Intek Engines
Loosen the hex nut on the threaded rod near the
end of the cable, and move it up the rod as far as it
will go.
Unthread the rod from the rest of the cable. Hook
the “Z” end of the rod into the bracket underneath
the handle assembly from the right hand side. See
Figure 4.
Thread the rod back into the cable until the cable is
straight. Do not tighten it enough to put any tension
on the spring.
Thread the hex nut down against the end of cable.
Use a pair of pliers and a wrench to lock the nut
against the rod.
NOTE: Do not overtighten control cable. Too much
tension may cause it to break when engaged.
Hex Lock Nut
Spark
Plug
Handle Brace
Threaded Rod
“Z” End
Hooked In
Bracket
Hex Nut
Briggs & Stratton Standard Engine
Cable
Spark
Plug
Model Series 340 thru 345
Figure 4
Reverse Cable (Model Series 390 Only)
Handle
Brace
The reverse clutch cable is the cable which is attached
closer to the front of the tiller. Attach the end of the
reverse cable to the reverse tine drive clutch lever,
above the handle assembly, in the same manner as
you attached the forward cable. See Figure 5.
Reverse Tine
Engagement Lever
Z End Hooked
in Bracket
Hex Lock
Nut
Threaded
Rod
Tecumseh Engine
Forward Tine
Engagement
Handle
Hex Nut
Figure 3
Attaching Clutch Control Cable(s)
NOTE: If your tiller’s clutch control cable(s) have been
already assembled before shipping, proceed to the next
section. If unassembled, follow the steps below.
Hex Nut
Z End Hooked
in Bracket
Threaded Rod
Figure 5
Forward Cable
Attach the end of the forward cable to the bracket
underneath the handle assembly as follows. (On model
series 390, the forward clutch cable is the cable which
is attached closer to the rear of the tiller).
Final Clutch Adjustment
To check the clutch cable adjustment, proceed as
follows:
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assembly). Unthread the rod from the cable 2 or 3
turns. Retighten the hex nut, and check again for
correct adjustment. See Figure 6.
Disconnect the spark plug wire and move it away
from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting.
Engage and release the tine engagement handle,
then the reverse tine engagement lever (model
series 390 only). If an excessive noise is heard
when releasing either the tine drive clutch handle or
lever, the cable may be too loose. Adjust either the
forward or reverse clutch cable by loosening the
hex nut, threading the rod into the cable one or two
turns, then retightening the nut.
With tine engagement handle in neutral (released)
as shown in Figure 6, pull the starter rope several
times. The tines should not turn. If they turn
forward, loosen the hex nut on the forward cable
(underneath the handle assembly). If they turn
toward the rear (model series 390 only), loosen the
hex nut on the reverse cable (above the handle
Forward Tine
Engagement Lever
Reverse Tine
Engagement Lever
Model Series 390
Model Series 340 thru 345
Figure 6
SECTION 3: KNOW YOUR TILLER
WARNING: Read, understand, and follow
all instructions and warnings on the
machine and in this manual before
operating.
Choke
Run
Stop
Fast
Throttle Control
The throttle control lever is located on the engine. It
controls the engine speed and stops the engine. See
Figure 7.
Briggs and Stratton Intek
Choke
Choke Lever (Model Series 340/390)
The choke lever is located above the throttle control. It
is used to enrich the fuel mixture when starting a cold
engine. See Figure 7.
Primer Button (Model 345)
The primer button is located behind the air cleaner. It is
used to enrich the fuel mixture in the carburetor when
starting a cold engine. See Figure 7.
Throttle Control
Briggs and Stratton Standard
Forward Tine Engagement Handle
The forward tine engagement handle is located
beneath the tiller handle. Squeezing the handle up
against the tiller handle engages the tines. Release the
handle to stop the tines. See Figure 8.
Air
Cleaner
Reverse Tine Drive Clutch Lever
Primer
(Model Series 390 Only)
The reverse tine drive clutch lever is located on top of
the handle panel. Pull the lever to the rear to move the
tines in reverse. Release the lever to stop the reverse
tine drive. See Figure 8.
Fast
Stop
Tecumseh
NOTE: Never engage both the forward and reverse tine
drives at the same time. Engaging both forward and
reverse tine drives at the same time could damage the
belt drives and cause the engine to stall.
Choke
Fast
Throttle
Control
Stop
Honda
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Figure 7
Throttle
Control
Depth Stake
Tines And End Caps
The depth stake controls the tilling depth. Refer to
OPERATING YOUR TILLER in Section 4.
The tilling tines and end caps (are used to cultivate,
furrow, and prepare your garden for seeding. The end
caps (Model Series 390 only) are used to avoid tilled
soil from overflowing onto unwanted areas.
Reverse Tine
Engagement
Handle
Hand
Knob
Forward Tine
Engagement
Handle
Depth
Stake
Tines
End Cap
Model Series 390 Shown
Figure 8
SECTION 4: OPERATING YOUR TILLER
Gas and Oil Fill up
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Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in
the separate engine manual packed with your tiller.
Read instructions carefully.
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Starting Engine
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WARNING: Be sure no one is standing in
front of the tiller while the engine is
running or being started.
Models 343 & 345
Models 340, 342, & 395
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Pull rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke.
Keep a firm grip on starter handle. Let rope rewind
slowly. Do not let starter handle snap back against
starter.
Repeat preceding instructions until engine starts.
When engine starts, move/push in choke lever on
engine halfway between CHOKE and RUN.
Move throttle control to IDLE position for a few
minutes warm-up. Move/push in choke lever to
RUN position as engine warms up.
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Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain
the metal loop on the end of the spark plug wire
(inside the boot) is fastened securely over the metal
tip on the spark plug.
Make certain all controls are in the neutral position
(released). See Figure 6.
Place the throttle control lever in FAST position.
See Figure 7.
Move/pull out choke lever to CHOKE position. (A
warm engine requires little or no choke.)
Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until
engine reaches start of compression cycle (rope
will pull slightly harder at this point). Let the rope
rewind slowly.
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Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make certain
the metal loop on the end of the spark plug wire
(inside the boot) is fastened securely over the metal
tip on the spark plug.
Make certain all controls are in the neutral position
(released). See Figure 8.
Place the engine speed control in the START
position.
Push primer two (2) or three (3) times. Wait about
two (2) seconds between each push.
NOTE: Primer may be needed to restart a warm engine
after a short shutdown.
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Removing End Caps (Model Series 390 only)
Stand at side of tiller. Grasp the starter handle and
pull out slowly, until it pulls slightly harder. Let rope
rewind slowly.
Pull rope with a rapid full arm stroke. Do not allow
handle to snap back. Allow it to rewind slowly while
keeping a firm hold on the starter handle.
The end cap, which are used to avoid tilled soil from
overflowing onto unwanted areas, are removable from
the outer axle. Remove the hairpin clip and clevis pin
that is securing each end cap and slide end cap off the
axle. See Figure 10.
NOTE: If engine fails to start after three (3) pulls, push
primer two (2) times and pull starter rope again.
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Repeat previous steps until engine starts. Refer to
engine manual for additional engine information.
To Stop Engine
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Move throttle control lever to STOP or OFF
position.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and
ground against the engine to prevent accidental
starting while equipment is unattended.
End Cap
NOTE: See your engine manual packed with your unit
for more detailed instructions.
Clevis Pin
Using Your Tiller
Hairpin Clip
Figure 10
Your tiller is a precision built machine designed for seed
bed preparation, cultivating, furrowing and mulching. It
is engineered to minimize the hardest work in the
vegetable or flower garden, to till the soil for planting
and cultivating, and to perform many other useful labor
saving tasks in the garden.
With the proper amount of care and maintenance, this
machine will provide the owner with many years of
service.
Controlling Speed And Tilling Depth
Wheel Yoke Adjustment
Place wheel yoke so that the wheels are forward
(nearest point between wheels and tines) for shallow
tilling, cultivating and transport. The forward speed will
increase. Turn yoke around (farthest point between
wheels and tines) for deep tilling. Forward speed will
decrease. See Figure 11.
Wheel Position
The tiller is shipped with the wheels adjusted such that
the unit sits level. While tilling, as the tines enter the
ground and the front of the tiller lowers, the wheels
must be raised to level the unit, which is essential for
proper engine operation. This adjustment is made by
removing the clevis pin and hairpin clip from wheel
yoke, raising the wheels to the desired height, and
replacing the clevis pin and hairpin clip. See Figure 9.
Depth Stake
Position Wheel Yoke
For Shallow Tilling
Position Wheel Yoke
For Deep Tilling
Figure 11
Depth Stake Adjustment
Wheel Yoke
The depth stake acts as a brake for the tiller and
controls the depth and speed at which the machine will
operate. Remove the clevis pin and hairpin clip to raise
or lower depth stake. See Figure 9.
Hairpin Clips
& Clevis Pins
.
Figure 9
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Handle Pressure
Transport
Position
Further control of tilling depth and travel speed can be
obtained by variation of pressure on the handles.
• A downward pressure on the handles will reduce
the working depth and increase the forward speed.
• An upward pressure on the handles will increase
the working depth and reduce the forward speed.
The type of soil and working conditions will determine
the actual setting of the depth stake and the handle
pressure required.
Depth Stake
Shallow Tilling
Throttle Control
Wheel Setting For
Deep Tilling
The throttle control lever adjusts the engine speed and
stops the engine. With the throttle control lever pushed
completely forward, the carburetor is in START
position. Pulling the throttle control back slightly adjusts
the engine speed to FAST. Pulling the throttle back
further reduces the engine speed to SLOW. Pull the
throttle completely back to stop the engine.
Use maximum engine speed for deep tilling. Move the
throttle control to SLOW when transporting the tiller.
Deep Tilling
Figure 12
By increasing the depth of the depth stake, the forward
speed of the machine is reduced and the working depth
is increased. When the depth stake is raised, the
working depth of the machine is reduced and the
forward speed is increased. The working depth of the
machine may be predetermined by setting the depth
stake and wheels so that the wheels are about four
inches from the ground when the tines and depth stake
are resting on the ground. This setting will permit a
working depth of about four inches. When presetting
the working depth, the handles should be adjusted so
the hand grips are a little above waist. The tiller will be
lower when the tines and depth stake penetrate the
ground. See Figure 12.
Transporting The Tiller
To transport the tiller to or from the garden, pivot the
depth stake forward, out of the way. See Figure 12.
With the throttle control in SLOW position, the unit will
walk freely on top of the lawn. If the operator does not
allow the tiller to move freely, the unit will start to till the
surface.
Cultivating
For cultivating, a two to three inch depth is desirable.
Setting the wheels and depth stake so that the wheels
are about two inches above the ground while the tiller is
resting on the tines and depth stake will allow the
machine to work at cultivating depth. The throttle
should be set to control forward movement to a slow
walking speed. With the outer tines installed, the
working width of the machine is 22 or 24 inches. For
cultivation, this may be reduced to 13 inches by
removing the outer tines. Refer to the Adjustment
Section. When laying out plant rows, be sure to allow
enough width to permit cultivation between the rows. In
growing corn or similar crops, check-row planting will
permit cross cultivation and practically eliminate hand
hoeing. See Figure 14.
The tiller has many uses other than tilling and
cultivating a garden. One of these is the preparation of
lawn area for seeding. The tiller will prepare a deep
seed bed which will be free of hard untilled spots,
allowing a better stand of grass to grow. The tiller is
very useful for loosening hard soil for excavation with a
shovel. No tedious handwork will be necessary. Your
tiller may be used for mixing compost in the pile, or for
mixing it with the soil in your garden. This should be
done after the soil has been broken to the full working
depth. The compost should be worked in to a depth of
six to seven inches. This may be done by working the
length of the garden and then by making separate
passes across its width. The addition of decayed
Figure 13
When tilling, leave approximately 8 inches of untilled
soil between the first and second tilling paths, then
make the third path between the first and second. In
some soils, the desired depth is obtained the first time
over the garden. In other soils, the desired depth is
obtained by going over the garden two or three times. In
the latter case, the depth stake should be lowered
before each succeeding pass over the garden. Passes
should be made across the length and width of the
garden alternately. Rocks which are turned up should
be removed from the garden area. See Figure 13.
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organic matter will substantially increase the fertility of
your garden. For proper decaying action, fertilizer
should be applied and worked in with the mulch
materials. Breaking up leaves and straw and mixing it
with several inches of soil causes the soil to hold
moisture longer and allows proper aeration of the plant
root system. This also retards the growth of weeds.
Figure 14
SECTION 5: MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine before
performing any adjustments.
Engine Adjustment
Refer to the separate engine manual for engine
adjustment instructions.
22”
Wheel Adjustments
To adjust the wheel yoke and wheel position, refer to
the Operating Section.
Clutch Control Adjustments
To adjust the clutch controls, refer to the Final
Adjustment section of assembly instructions.
24”
Depth Stake Adjustment
To adjust the depth stake, refer to the Operating
Section.
Tine Width Adjustment
The tilling width of the unit is 22 inches. Tilling width can
be increased to 24 inches by removing the clevis pins
and hairpin clips, sliding the outer tines out one inch,
and securing in this position with the clevis pins and
hairpin clips. For cultivation, reduce the tine width to 13
inches by removing the outer tines completely.
See Figure 15.
13”
Figure 15
SECTION 6: MAINTAINING YOUR TILLER
Engine
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine before
performing any repairs or maintenance.
Refer to the separate engine manual for engine
maintenance instructions.
11
•
Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate
engine manual packed with your unit. Read and follow
instructions carefully.
Remove the hex stop nut and flat washer from the
side of the belt cover. Remove belt cover.
Lock Nut &
Flat Washer
Hex Washer
Screw
Service air cleaner every ten hours under normal
conditions. Clean every hour under extremely dusty
conditions. Poor engine performance and flooding
usually indicates that the air cleaner should be
serviced. To service the air cleaner, refer to the
separate engine manual packed with your unit.
Belt Cover
IMPORTANT: Never run your engine without air cleaner
completely assembled.
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset
every 25 hours of engine operation. Spark plug
replacement is recommended at the start of each tiller
season; check engine manual for correct plug type and
gap specification.
Figure 16
•
•
Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep
the cooling system (blower housing area) clean to
permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine
performance and life. Be certain to remove all dirt and
combustible debris from muffler area.
Lift the belt off the transmission pulley.
Remove the hex nut which secures the reverse
idler pulley to the idler bracket. Slide idler pulley out
and remove the belt. See Figure 17.
Forward
Belt
Reverse Idler
Pulley
Lubrication
Pivot Points
Remove the belt cover and lubricate all moving parts
and pivot points at least once a season using SAE 30
engine oil.
Hex Nut
Chain Drive
The chain case is pre-lubricated and sealed at the
factory.
Engine Pulley
Cleaning Tine Area
Reverse Belt
Model 390 Shown
Clean the underside of the tine shield after each use.
The dirt washes off the tines easier if rinsed off
immediately instead of after it dries. Always towel dry
the tiller afterwards and apply a light coat of oil or
silicone to prevent rusting or water damage.
Transmission
Pulley
Figure 17
•
IMPORTANT: Never use a "pressure washer” to clean
your tiller. Water can penetrate tight areas of the tiller
and its chain case and cause serious damage to the
unit.
Reassemble the new belt, following instructions in
reverse order. Make certain the reverse drive belt is
assembled with the wide side of the belt against the
transmission and engine pulleys.
Be certain to adjust the clutch control as instructed
in the final clutch adjustment section of assembly
instructions.
Forward Drive Belt
Belt Replacement
•
Your tiller has been engineered with belts made of
special material (Kevlar Tensile). They should not be
replaced with an off-the-shelf belt. If belt replacement is
required, order belt or belts by part number from your
nearest authorized service dealer. See parts list.
•
•
Reverse Drive Belt (Model Series 390 Only)
•
•
Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire against
the engine. Remove the belt cover from the left side
of the tiller as follows.
Remove two self-tapping screws and flat washers
from the front of belt cover. See Figure 16.
•
•
12
Model Series 340 thru 345: Remove the belt cover
by following steps 1 thru 3 of the previous section.
Model Series 390: Remove the reverse drive belt
as instructed in the previous section.
Remove the belt keeper from the idler pulley by
removing the idler pulley nut.
Lift belt off the idler pulley and transmission pulley.
See Figure 18.
Using a 9/16" wrench, remove bolt from engine
pulley.
Push reverse idler pulley bracket forward, and
remove engine pulley and belt. See Figure 18.
•
Off-Season Storage
Reassemble the new belt, following instructions in
reverse order. Make certain the forward drive belt is
assembled with the wide side of the belt away from
the transmission and engine pulleys.
If the tiller will not be used for a period longer than 30
days, the following steps should be taken to prepare the
tiller for storage.
Transmission
Pulley
Reverse Idler
Pulley
•
•
•
•
•
Engine
Pulley
Forward
Belt
NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in
an unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be
taken to rustproof the equipment. Using a light oil or
silicone, coat the equipment and especially any
springs, bearings, and cables.
Idler Pulley Nut
Figure 18
•
Clean the exterior of engine and the entire tiller
thoroughly. Lubricate the tiller as described in the
lubrication instructions.
We do not recommend the use of pressure
washers to clean your unit. They may cause
damage to pulleys, bearings, or the engine. The
use of pressure washers will result in shortened life
and reduce serviceability.
Refer to the engine manual for correct engine
storage instructions.
Wipe tines with oiled rag to prevent rust.
Store tiller in a clean, dry area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Be certain to adjust the clutch control as instructed
in the final clutch adjustment section of assembly
instructions.
13
SECTION 7: TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
Trouble
Possible Cause(s)
Corrective Action
Engine fails to
start
Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last over
thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used.
Move throttle lever to start position.
Engine runs
erratic
Engine overheats
Tines do not
engage
Throttle control lever not in correct
starting position (if equipped).
Blocked fuel line.
Dirty aircleaner.
Choke not in ON position (if equipped).
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Faulty spark plug.
Engine flooded.
Unit running on CHOKE (if equipped).
Spark plug wire loose.
Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
Vent in gas cap plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine oil level low.
Dirty air cleaner.
Air flow restricted.
Carburetor not adjusted properly.
Foreign object lodged in tines.
Tine clevis pin(s) missing.
Pulley and idler not in correct
adjustment.
Control cable not adjusted properly.
Belt worn and/or stretched.
Clean fuel line.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Move switch to ON position.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Clean, adjust gap or replace.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Move choke lever to OFF position.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will
not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used.
Clear vent.
Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Fill crankcase with proper oil.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Adjust carburetor as instructed in separate engine manual.
Dislodge foreign object.
Replace tine clevis pin(s).
Take unit to authorized service dealer.
Adjust control cable (see assembly instructions).
Replace belt.
14
NOTES
15
SECTION 8: ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST
Model Series 340 Thru 345
5
3
1
7
6
2
8
2
9
10
Standard Briggs & Stratton
48
Tecumseh Engines
4
47
11
12
45
13
50
14
16
24
15
17
44
22
25
26
30
21
23
18
27
31
32
37
33
32
20
29
25
35
19
28
34
36
40
25
38
39
41
42
43
16
49
46
Model Series 340 Thru 345
Ref.
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Part No.
712-0442
736-3020
731-1599
712-0287
720-0274
686-0083
720-0269
710-0641
731-1645A
736-0140
649-0039
649-0022B
647-0042
726-0211
749-1101
736-0921
710-3194
786-0005
714-0149B
712-04063
786-0003
786-0004
711-0415
710-0805
710-0189
736-0242
Ref.
No.
Part Description
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45
46
47
Acorn Lock Nut 1/4-20
Flat Washer.271” I.D. x.630” O.D.
Handle Cover
Hex Nut 1/4-20 Gr.2
Handle Grip
Clutch Handle Assembly
Clutch Grip
Hex Bolt 1/4-20 x 2.25” Lg. Gr.5
Clutch Handle Holder
Flat Washer.385” I.D. x.62” O.D.
Handle Assembly Comp. †
Handle Assembly Comp. ††
Adjustment Crank †
U Nut 5/16-18 †
Handle Brace †
Lock Washer 1/2 †
Hex Bolt 1/2-20 Gr. †
Depth Bar
Cotter Pin
Hex Flange L-Nut 5/16-18
Tail Piece Bracket (L.H.)
Tail Piece Bracket (R.H.)
Clevis Pin
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.5” Lg.
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 3” Lg.
Wash. Bell.340” I.D. x.872” O.D.
48
49
50
† Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine
†† Standard Briggs & Stratton and Tec. Engine
17
Part No.
711-1036
736-0119
710-3008
786-0129
710-0604
710-0602
738-0934
786-0138A
786-0139A
736-0171
712-0240
710-0176
712-0429
711-0415
714-0149B
686-0081A
734-1566
738-0929
750-0890
712-04063
720-0195
749-0915A
749-1082
710-1236
736-0242
786-0159
Part Description
Spec. Hex Nut
L-Wash. 5/16” I.D.
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Cable Guide Bracket
Hex Wash Screw 5/16-18 x.62”
Hex Wash. Hd. TT-Tap Scr.
Shdl. Bolt 5/16-18
Frame (R.H.)
Frame (L.H.)
Lock Washer 7/16
Jam Nut 7/16-20 Gr. 2
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 2.75” Lg.
Hex Nyloc Nut 5/16-18 Thd.
Clevis Pin
Cotter Pin
Wheel Hanger Brkt. Assy
Wheel Ass’y 8” x 1.75”
Shoulder Screw.496 x 1.445
Spacer
Hex Flange L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd. ††
Hand Knob ††
Engine Tube Brace (Std. B&S)
Engine Tube Brace (Tec.)
Carr. Bolt 5/16-18 x 1 ††
Bell. Wash.34” I.D. ††
Engine Brkt. (Std B&S)
Model Series 340 Thru 345
41
13
42
39
28
12
29
38
40
37
30
32
36
34
31
22
33
35
23
14
15
9
10
8
27
6
26
11
7
4
25
24
5
1
19
16
2
19
3
20
21
18
18
Model Series 340 Thru 345
Ref.
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
18.
19.
20.
21.
Part No.
712-0392
736-3020
710-0599
711-0920
712-04063
710-0723
756-0313
786-0149
786-0144
712-0266
786-0056
710-0599
786-0035A
710-3008
712-04063
686-0091
714-0149B
711-0415
642-0005
642-0004
642-0003
642-0002
Ref.
No.
Part Description
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
Hex L-Stop nut 1/4-28
Flat Wash.266” I.D. X.625” O.D.
Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x.5”
Belt Cover Bolt
Hex Flange Top L-Nut 5/16-18
Hex Hd. Scr. 3/8-16 x 1.25” Lg.
Fl-Idler 2.12” O.D.
Idler Belt Keeper
Idler Bracket
Hex Cent. Jam Nut 3/8-16 Thd.
Belt Cover
Hex Washer Screw 1/4-20 x.5”
Tine Shield
Hex Hd. Cap Scr. 5/16-18 x.75” Lg
Hex Flange Top L-Nut 5/16-18
Chain Case Assembly Complete
Internal Cotter Pin
Clevis Pin
Outer Tine Assembly L.H.
Outer Tine Assembly R.H.
Inner Tine Assembly L.H.
Inner Tine Assembly R.H.
19
Part No.
746-0918
786-0053
736-0171
712-0240
710-0502A
786-0145A
786-0039B
736-0119
710-0107
756-0971
756-0972
736-0258
736-0169
710-0191
736-0112
712-3029
736-0312
756-0585
754-0428
750-0892
748-0350
Part Description
Forward Clutch Cable
Tine Shield Bracket
L-Wash. 7/16” I.D.
Hex Nut 7/16-20 Thd.
Hex Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25”
Engine Plate
Bracket Cover
Lock Washer 5/16
Hex Bolt 5/16-24 x.5”
Inner Engine Pulley Half
Outer Engine Pulley Half
Flat Washer.385 ID x 1.0 OD
Lock Washer 3/8
Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25”
Bell-Wash.525” I.D. x 1.5” O.D.
Hex Jam Nut 1/2-20 Thd. (Gr. 5)
Retainer Washer Bearing
Fl-Pulley 6” Dia.
V-Belt (Forward)
Spacer.64” Dia. x 2.4” Lg.
Pulley Mounting Adapter
Model Series 390
10
6
9
4
1
11
2
12
13
5
3
7
††Standard Briggs & Stratton
Tecumseh Engines
50
2
8
14
51††
52††
50
16
15
54
53††
55
19
22
49
21
29
30
20
28
27
26
31
32
35
23
36
37
38
42
56
37
34
25
33
30
40
24
39
41
56
30
23
43
46
27
47
48
20
54
55
Model Series 390
REF.
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
PART NO.
712-0442
736-3020
720-0270A
731-1600
710-0779A
720-0274
712-3006
726-0135
686-0083
720-0269
710-0641
731-1645A
736-0140
686-0014A
736-0264
649-04040
749-1401
736-0921
710-3194
786-0005
714-0149B
712-04063
786-0003
786-0004
711-0415
710-0805
710-0189
REF.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
46.
47.
Acorn Lock Nut 1/4-20
Flat Washer.271” I.D. x.630” O.D.
Reverse Handle Grip
Handle Cover w/o throttle
Truss Mach. Scr. #10 x 1/2” Lg.
Handle Grip
Hex Nut 1/4-20 Gr.2
Cap Speed Nut
Clutch Handle Assembly
Clutch Grip
Hex Bolt 1/4-20 x 2.25” Lg. Gr.5
Clutch Handle Holder
Flat Washer.385” I.D. x.62” O.D.
Reverse Handle Ass’y
Flat Washer.344” I.D. x.62” O.D.
Handle Assembly Comp.
Handle Brace † or †††
Lock Washer 1/2 † or †††
Hex Bolt 1/2-20 Gr. 5 † or †††
Depth Bar
Cotter Pin
Hex Flange L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd. Gr.5
Tail Piece Bracket (L.H.)
Tail Piece Bracket (R.H.)
Clevis Pin
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.5” Lg.
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 3” Lg.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
55.
56.
† Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine
†† Standard Briggs & Stratton and Tec. Engine
††† Honda Engine
21
PART NO.
736-0242
711-1036A
736-0119
710-3008
786-0129
710-0604A
710-0602
738-0934
786-0138A
786-0139A
736-0171
712-0240
710-0176
712-0429
686-0081A
734-1781
734-1566
738-0929
750-0890
710-1236
749-0915A
749-1082
712-04063
786-0159
736-0242
720-0195
750-0470
DESCRIPTION
Wash. Bell.340” I.D. x.872” O.D.
Spec. Hex Nut
L-Wash. 5/16” I.D.
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Cable Guide Bracket
Hex Washer Screw 5/16-18 x.62” Lg.
Hex Wash. Hd. TT-Tap Scr.
Shdl. Bolt 5/16-18
Frame (R.H.)
Frame (L.H.)
Lock Washer 7/16
Jam Nut 7/16-20 Gr. 2
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 2.75” Lg.
Hex Nylon Nut 5/16-18 Thd.
Wheel Hanger Bracket Assembly
Wheel Ass’y 8” x 1.75”(Plastic)
Wheel Ass’y 8” x 1.75” (Steel)
Shoulder Screw.496 I.D. x 1.445 O.D.
Spacer
Carr. Bolt 5/16-18 x 1
Engine Tube Brace (Std. B&S)
Engine Tube Brace (Tec.)
Hex Flange L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd. ††
Engine Brkt. (Std. B&S)
Bell. Wash.34” I.D.
Hand Knob
Spacer
Model Series 390
26
25
24
24
23
48
13
30
29
31
49
3
27
32
28
34
35
36
10
42
33
6
10
†††Honda Engine
45
38
14
50
5
53
22
7
9
51
52
10
54
8
44
6
43
7
11
4
47
5
46
1
19
16
2
20
3
21
17
18
22
Model Series 390
REF.
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
13.
14.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
PART NO.
712-0392
736-3020
710-0599
711-0920
712-04063
710-0723
756-0313
786-0149
786-0144
712-0266
786-0057
786-0043A
710-3008
686-0091
686-0106
714-0149B
711-0415
642-0023
642-0024
642-0003
642-0002
746-0918
746-0953
756-0585
750-0892
REF.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Hex L-Stop nut 1/4-28
Flat Wash.266” I.D. x.625” O.D.
Hex Washer TT-Tap Scr. 1/4-20 x.5”
Belt Cover Bolt
Hex Flange Top L-Nut 5/16-18 (Gr.5)
Hex Hd. Scr. 3/8-16 x 1.25” Lg. (Gr.5)
Flat Idler Pulley 2.12” O.D.
Idler Belt Keeper
Idler Bracket
Hex Cent. Jam Nut 3/8-16 Thd.
Belt Cover
Tine Shield
Hex Hd. Cap Scr. 5/16-18 x.75” Lg
Chain Case Assembly Complete
Outer Disc Plate Assembly
Internal Cotter Pin
Clevis Pin
Outer Tine Assembly L.H.
Outer Tine Assembly R.H.
Inner Tine Assembly L.H.
Inner Tine Assembly R.H.
Forward Clutch Cable
Reverse Clutch Cable
Fl-Pulley 6” Dia.
Spacer.64” Dia. x 2.4” Lg.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
38.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
PART NO.
748-0350
736-0112
712-3029
732-0697
786-0040B
736-0119
710-0237
756-0971
756-0600
736-0452
710-0152
686-0013
786-0041
710-0502A
786-0145A
786-0053
736-0171
712-0240
754-0428
754-0429
738-0102
738-0930
710-0805†††
712-3010†††
736-0242†††
††† Honda Engine
23
DESCRIPTION
Pulley Mounting Adapter
Bell-Wash.525” I.D. x 1.5” O.D.
Hex Jam Nut 1/2-20 Thd. (Gr. 5)
Return Spring
Reverse Bracket
Lock Washer 5/16
Hex Bolt 5/16-24 x.625”
Engine Inner Half Pulley
Reverse Engine Pulley
Bell Washer.396” I.D. x 1/14” O.D.
Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.00”
Reverse Arm Assembly
Reverse Belt Keeper
Hex L-Wash. TT-Tap 3/8-16 x 1.25”
Engine Plate
Tine Shield Bracket
L-Wash. 7/16” I.D.
Hex Nut 7/16-20 Thd.
V-Belt (Forward) 1/2 x 41.9”
V-Belt (Reverse) 3/8 x 45.68”
Shld. Screw.498 x 1.445
Shld. Screw.560 x.165
Screw 5/16-18 x 1.50
Hex Nut 5/16-18
Bell Washer
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the
United States, its possessions and territories.
“MTD”warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the
date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
materials or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only
apply if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse,
commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage because of
other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not
approved by MTD for use with the product(s) covered by this
manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damage.
Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from
the date of purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not
limited to items such as: batteries, belts, blades, blade
adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower
skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized
service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, check your
Yellow Pages, or contact MTD LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-800-800-7310 or 1330-220-4683 or log on to our Web site at
www.mtdproducts.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
a.
b.
c.
d.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items
may carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer
to applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and
conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a
separate one year warranty.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters,
blade sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch
adjustments, deck adjustments, and normal
deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or
exposure.
Service completed by someone other than an
authorized service dealer.
e.
f.
g.
MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States, its possessions
and territories, except those sold through MTD’s
authorized channels of export distribution.
Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts.
Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose,
applies after the applicable period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity,
including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind MTD. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product
as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale. MTD
shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or
damage including, without limitation, expenses incurred
for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for
rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or
limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration
of safety features of the product shall void this warranty.
You assume the risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to
you and your property and/or to others and their property
arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased
as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This
limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of
Purchase to obtain warranty coverage.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-800-800-7310, 1-330-220-4683