Owner`s manual | Bolens 12180 Tiller User Manual

Owner’s Manual
TM
BRONCO 5 HP
Model Tiller
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Safety
Assembly
Controls
Operation
Maintenance
BRONCO
Model
12180
GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED
Table of Contents
Dear Owner:
You now own one of the finest rear-tine rototillers available.
Your new tiller allows you to till and cultivate your garden
with ease, and accomplish dozens of other property management projects as well. Your tiller is famous for its
ruggedness, performance and high-quality engineering. We
know you’ll enjoy using it.
Please carefully read this Manual. It tells you how to safely
and easily assemble, operate and maintain your machine.
Be sure that you and any other operators carefully follow
the recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to
do so could result in personal injury or property damage.
Of course, if you should ever have any problems or
questions, please contact your local authorized service
dealer or call the Factory (see Page 27 of this manual).
We want to be sure that you are completely satisfied at all
times.
NOTE: Be sure to fill out and return the Warranty Registration Card that was supplied with this Manual.
See Page 27 for
Customer Service Information.
Safety Alert Symbol
This is a safety alert symbol. It is used in this
manual and on the unit to alert you to
potential hazards. When you see this symbol,
read and obey the message that follows it. Failure to
obey safety messages could result in personal injury or
property damage.
SECTION 1: SAFETY ...........................................
Safety Decals ....................................................................
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SECTION 2: ASSEMBLY .......................................
Attach Handlebar ...............................................................
Move Tiller Off Shipping Platform......................................
Install Forward Clutch Cable ..............................................
Install Reverse Clutch Cable ..............................................
Check Level of Transmission Gear Oil................................
Add Motor Oil to Engine.....................................................
Check Hardware for Tightness ...........................................
Check Air Pressure in Tires................................................
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SECTION 3: FEATURES & CONTROLS ........................
Wheel Drive Pins ...............................................................
Forward Clutch Bail............................................................
Reverse Clutch Control ......................................................
Depth Regulator.................................................................
Handlebar Height Adjustment ............................................
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SECTION 4: OPERATION ......................................
Break-In Operation.............................................................
Starting and Stopping the Engine ......................................
Operating the Tiller ............................................................
Tilling Tips & Techniques ..................................................
Power Composting ............................................................
Loading and Unloading the Tiller .......................................
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SECTION 5: MAINTENANCE ..................................
Required Maintenance Schedule........................................
Tiller Lubrication................................................................
Check for Oil Leaks ............................................................
Check Hardware.................................................................
Transmission Gear Oil Service ...........................................
Bolo Tines..........................................................................
Checking and Adjusting Forward Drive Belt Tension..........
Forward Clutch Bail Adjustment.........................................
Checking and Adjusting Reverse Drive Belt Tension ..........
Engine Oil Service..............................................................
Check Hardware.................................................................
Engine Service ...................................................................
Off Season Storage............................................................
Specifications ....................................................................
Troubleshooting.................................................................
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Customer Service Information ............................... 27
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ANS B71.8- 1996 SAFETY STANDARD
This machine meets voluntary safety standard B71.8
– 1996, which is sponsored by the Outdoor Power
Equipment Institute, Inc., and is published by the
American National Standards Institute.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Section
1 Safety
SPARK ARRESTER WARNING TO RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES
Under California law, and under the laws of several other states, you are not permitted to operate an
internal combustion engine using hydrocarbon fuels on any forest, brush, hay, grain, or grass
covered land; or land covered by any flammable agricultural crop without an engine spark arrester in
continuous effective working order.
The engine on the unit is an internal combustion engine which burns gasoline, a hydrocarbon fuel, and must be equipped with a
spark arrester muffler in continuous effective working order. The spark arrester must be attached to the engine exhaust system in
such a manner that flames or heat from the system will not ignite flammable material. Failure of the owner/operator of the unit to
comply with this regulation is a misdemeanor under California law (and other states) and may also be a violation of other state
and/or federal regulations, laws, ordinances or codes. Contact your local fire marshal or forest service for specific information
about which regulations apply in your area.
Training
1. Carefully read this
Owner’s Manual, the
separate Engine Owner’s
Manual, and any other literature you may
receive. Be thoroughly familiar with the
controls and the proper use of the tiller
and its engine. Know how to stop the unit
and disengage the controls quickly.
2. Never allow children to operate the
tiller. Never allow adults to operate the
tiller without proper instruction.
3. Keep the area of operation clear of all
persons, particularly children and pets.
4. Keep in mind that the operator or user
is responsible for accidents or hazards
occurring to other people, their property,
and themselves.
Preparation
1. Thoroughly inspect the area where the
tiller is to be used and remove all foreign
objects.
2. Be sure all tiller controls are released
and both wheels are in the Wheel Drive
position before starting the engine.
3. Do not operate the tiller without
wearing adequate outer garments. Avoid
loose garments or jewelry that could get
caught in moving parts.
4. Do not operate the tiller when barefoot
or wearing sandals, sneakers, or light
footwear. Wear protective footwear that
will improve footing on slippery surfaces.
5. Do not till near underground electric
cables, telephone lines, pipes or hoses. If
in doubt, contact your telephone or utility
company.
7. Never make adjustments when engine
is running (unless recommended by
manufacturer).
6. Warning: Handle fuel with care; it is
highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Be sure to take the following
precautions:
Operation
a. Store fuel in containers specifically
designed for this purpose.
b. The gas cap shall never be removed
or fuel added while the engine is
running. Allow the engine to cool
for several minutes before adding
fuel.
c. Keep matches, cigarettes, cigars,
pipes, open flames, and sparks
away from the fuel tank and fuel
container.
d. Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme
care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.
Use a funnel or spout to prevent
spillage.
e. Replace all fuel tank and container
caps securely.
f. If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to
start the engine, but move the
machine away from the area of
spillage and avoid creating any
source of ignition until fuel vapors
have dissipated.
1. Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
2. Exercise extreme caution when on or
crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.
Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic. Do
not carry passengers.
3. After striking a foreign object, stop the
engine, remove the wire from the spark
plug wire and prevent it from touching
the spark plug. Thoroughly inspect the
machine for any damage and repair the
damage before restarting and operating
the machine.
4. Exercise caution to avoid slipping or
falling.
5. If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine, disconnect the
spark plug wire and prevent it from
touching the spark plug, and check
immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
6. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark
plug wire and prevent it from touching
the spark plug whenever you leave the
operating position, before unclogging the
tines, or when making any repairs, adjustments or inspections.
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Section 1: Safety
7. Take all possible precautions when
leaving the machine unattended. Stop the
engine. Disconnect spark plug wire and
move it away from the spark plug. Be
sure both wheels are in the Wheel Drive
position.
8. Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the engine and make certain all
moving parts have stopped. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and prevent it from
touching the spark plug to prevent accidental starting.
9. The flap on the tine hood must be
down when operating the tiller.
d. Clear the tilling area of all large
stones, roots and other debris.
e. Avoid using downward pressure
on handlebars. If need be, use
slight upward pressure to keep the
tines from digging too deeply.
f. Before contacting hard packed soil
at the end of a row, reduce engine
speed and lift handlebars to raise
tines out of the soil.
g. In an emergency, stop tines and
wheels by releasing whichever
clutch control is engaged. Do not
attempt to restrain the tiller.
10. Never use the tiller unless proper
guards, plates, or other safety protective
devices are in place.
15. Do not overload the tiller’s capacity
by attempting to till too deeply at too fast
a rate.
11. Do not run engine in an enclosed
area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide gas, a deadly poison that is
odorless, colorless, and tasteless.
16. Never operate the tiller at high
transport speeds on hard or slippery
surfaces. Look behind and use care when
backing up.
12. Keep children and pets away.
17. Do not operate the tiller on a slope
that is too steep for safety. When on
slopes, slow down and make sure you
have good footing. Never permit the tiller
to freewheel down slopes.
13. Never operate the tiller under
engine power if the wheels are in the
Freewheel position. In the Freewheel
position, the wheels will not hold the tiller
back and the revolving tines could propel
the tiller rapidly, possibly causing loss of
control. Always engage the wheels with
the wheel drive pins in the Wheel Drive
position before starting the engine or
engaging the tines/wheels with the
Forward Clutch control or the Reverse
Clutch control.
14. Be aware that the tiller may unexpectedly bounce upward or jump
forward if the tines should strike
extremely hard packed soil, frozen
ground, or buried obstacles like large
stones, roots, or stumps. If in doubt
about the tilling conditions, always use
the following operating precautions to
assist you in maintaining control of the
tiller:
a. Walk behind and to one side of the
tiller, using one hand on the handlebars. Relax your arm, but use a
secure hand grip.
b. Use shallower depth regulator
settings, working gradually
deeper with each pass.
c. Use slower engine speeds.
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18. Never allow bystanders near the unit.
19. Only use attachments and accessories that are approved by the manufacturer of the tiller.
20. Use tiller attachments and accessories when recommended.
21. Never operate the tiller without good
visibility or light.
22. Never operate the tiller if you are
tired, or under the influence of alcohol,
drugs or medication.
23. Operators shall not tamper with the
engine-governor settings on the machine;
the governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed to protect the engine and
all moving parts from damage caused by
overspeed. Authorized service shall be
sought if a problem exists.
24. Do not touch engine parts which may
be hot from operation. Let parts cool
down sufficiently.
25. Please remember: You can always
stop the tines and wheels by releasing the
Forward Clutch control or the Reverse
Clutch control (whichever control you
have engaged), or by moving the ignition
switch and/or throttle control lever on the
engine to “OFF” or “STOP”.
26. To load or unload the tiller, see the
instructions in Section 4 of this Manual.
27. Use extreme caution when reversing
or pulling the machine towards you.
28. Start the engine carefully according to
instructions and with feet well away from
the tines.
29. Never pick up or carry a machine
while the engine is running.
Maintenance and Storage
1. Keep the tiller, attachments and accessories in safe working condition.
2. Check all nuts, bolts, and screws at
frequent intervals for proper tightness to
be sure the equipment is in safe working
condition.
3. Never store the tiller with fuel in the
fuel tank inside a building where ignition
sources are present such as hot water
and space heaters, furnaces, clothes
dryers, stoves, electric motors, etc.).
Allow engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
4. To reduce the chances of a fire hazard,
keep the engine free of grass, leaves, or
excessive grease.
5. Store gasoline in a cool, well-ventilated
area, safely away from any spark- or
flame-producing equipment. Store
gasoline in an approved container, safely
away from the reach of children.
6. Refer to the Maintenance sections of
this Manual and the separate Engine
Owner’s Manual for instructions if the
tiller is to be stored for an extended
period.
7. Never perform maintenance while the
engine is running or the spark plug wire
is connected, except when specifically
instructed to do so.
8. If the fuel tank has to be drained, do
this outdoors.
Section 1: Safety
Decals
For your safety and the safety of others,
various safety and operational decals are
located on your unit (see Figure 1 below).
Keep the decals clean and legible at all
times. Contact your local service dealer
or the factory for replacements if any
decals are damaged or missing.
Forward Clutch Control
Operating Instruction
Refer to the separate parts catalog for
decal locations, part numbers and
ordering instructions.
Reverse Clutch Control
Operating Instruction
Starting Stabilization
Message (on engine)
BRONC
O
Tine Warning
(on right side of
hood flap)
Warning Messages
(on tine hood)
Hot Surfaces/Moving Belts
Warning (on belt cover)
Figure 1: Location of Safety and Operating Decals
Operating Symbols
R
Various symbols (shown here, with word
descriptions) are used on the tiller and engine.
Your unit may not have all of the symbols.
CHOKE
ON
CHOKE
OFF
REVERSE
ROTATING
TINES
BAIL
ENGAGED
STOP
FAST
SLOW
STOP
TILLER DIRECTION
BAIL
DISENGAGED
LEVER DIRECTION
WARNING
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY:
• READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL.
• KNOW LOCATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF ALL CONTROLS.
• KEEP ALL SAFETY DEVICES AND SHIELDS IN PLACE AND WORKING.
• NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN OR UNINSTRUCTED ADULTS TO OPERATE TILLER.
• SHUT OFF ENGINE AND DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE BEFORE MANUALLY UNCLOGGING TINES OR MAKING REPAIRS.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY FROM MACHINE.
• KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING PARTS.
• USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN REVERSING OR PULLING THE MACHINE TOWARDS YOU.
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Section
2 Assembly
WARNING
To prevent personal injury or
property damage, do not start
the engine until all assembly
steps are complete and you
have read and understand the
safety and operating instructions in this manual.
carton. Check that you have the items
listed below (contact your local dealer or
the factory if any items are missing or
damaged). NOTE: Use the screw length
template (Fig. 2-1) to identify screws.
Carefully follow these assembly steps to
correctly prepare your tiller for use. It is
recommended that you read this Section
in its entirety before beginning assembly.
Inspect unit
Inspect the unit and carton for damage
immediately after delivery. Contact the
carrier (trucking company) if you find or
suspect damage. Inform them of the
damage and request instructions for filing
a claim. To protect your rights, put your
claim in writing and mail a copy to the
carrier within 15 days after the unit has
been delivered. Contact us at the factory if
you need assistance in this matter.
Loose Parts List
Qty.
Description
Handlebar Support (see A, Fig. 2-2,
page 7)
1 Handlebar Assembly
(see K, Fig. 2-2)
The following items are in the
hardware bag:
1 Slotted hd. screw, #10-24 x 2"
1 Hex hd. screw, 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
6 Curved hd. screw, 5/16-18 x 1-1/2"
2 Hex hd. screw, 3/8-16 x 3/4"
2 Flat washer, 3/8"
6 Split lockwasher, 5/16"
1 Hex locknut, 1/4"-20
6 Hex nut, 5/16"-18
1 Hex nut, #10-24
2 Hex locknut, 3/8"-16
1 Spring, cable (see W, Fig. 2-5,
page 8)
1 Bracket, forward clutch cable (see
P, Fig. 2-4, page 8)
1 Bracket, reverse clutch cable (see
BB, Fig. 2-8, page 9)
STEP 1: Unpacking Instructions
1. Remove any cardboard inserts and
packaging material from the carton.
Remove any staples from the bottom of
the carton and then lift the carton up and
off the unit.
2. The tiller is heavy and you should not
attempt to remove it from the shipping
platform until the handlebars are
installed. The procedure for removing the
tiller is explained in Step 3 of these
assembly steps. NOTE: Be careful not to
severely bend any of the control cables
on the unit.
3. Remove all unassembled parts and
the separate hardware bag from the
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(1) 3/8” open-end wrench*
(2) 7/16" open-end wrench*
(1) 1/2" open-end wrench*
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Introduction
Tools/Materials Needed for
Assembly
IMPORTANT: Motor oil must be added to
the engine crankcase before the engine is
started. Follow the instructions in this
“Assembly” section.
NOTE: LEFT and RIGHT sides of the tiller
are as viewed from the operator’s
position behind the handlebars.
(2) 9/16" open-end wrench*
(1) Large adjustable wrench
(1) Scissors (to trim plastic ties)
(1) Ruler (for belt tension check)
(1) Block of wood (to support tiller
when removing wheels)
(1) Automotive-type air pressure gauge
(1) Clean oil funnel
(1) Clean, high-quality engine oil. Refer
to the Engine Owner Manual for
engine oil specifications and quantity
required. Do not overfill.
* Adjustable wrenches may be used.
1
2
3
Figure 2-1: To identify length of screw,
place screw on template as shown and
measure distance between bottom of screw
head and tip of screw.
Section 2: Assembly
STEP 2: Attach Handlebar
1. Attach the two legs of the handlebar
support (A, Fig. 2-2) loosely to the inner
sides of the tiller frame using two 3/8"-16
x 3/4" hex hd. screws (B), 3/8" flat
washers (C) and 3/8"-16 hex locknuts (D).
K
2. Using the middle holes in the handlebar
support brackets (E and F, Fig. 2-2),
loosely attach the support brackets to the
handlebar support (A) using two 5/16"-18
x 1-1/2" curved hd. screws (G), 5/16" split
lockwashers (H) and 5/16"-18 hex nuts (I).
NOTE: If a support bracket will not move,
loosen attaching screw (J) and nut.
3. Attach the handlebar assembly (K) to
the handlebar support (A) using four
5/16"-18 x 1-1/2" curved hd. screws (G),
5/16" split lockwashers (H) and 5/16"-18
hex nuts (I). Tighten the four screws
securely.
4. Tighten all handlebar mounting
hardware securely.
G
I
I
G
H
G
F
To move the tiller without the engine
running, put the wheels in their
FREEWHEEL position, as described below.
J
H
I
B
1. Use a sturdy block to raise one wheel
off the ground.
C
D
Fig. 2-2: Attach handlebar.
3. Using the handlebar as a lever, roll the
tiller to a flat area.
IMPORTANT: Before starting the engine,
the wheels must be placed in their WHEEL
DRIVE position (pins through wheel hubs
and wheel shaft). This procedure is
described in “Wheel Drive Pins” in
Section 3.
A
E
STEP 3: Move Tiller Off Shipping
Platform
2. Remove the hairpin cotter (L, Fig. 2-3)
and wheel drive pin (M). Slide the wheel
inward on the wheel shaft (N). Reinstall
the wheel drive pin and hairpin cotter
through the wheel shaft only (not through
the wheel hub). Repeat with the other
wheel.
H
M
N
L
Fig. 2-3: Wheel in FREEWHEELING
position (wheel drive pin through wheel
shaft only).
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Section 2: Assembly
STEP 4: Install Forward Clutch
Cable
R
P
1. Place the forward clutch cable bracket
(P, Fig. 2-4) on the handlebar support (A).
Attach the cable bracket using a 1/4"-20 x
1-1/4" hex hd. screw (R, Fig. 2-4) and
1/4"-20 hex locknut (S). Tighten securely.
A
T
T
2. Carefully unwrap the forward clutch
cable (the cable without a knob attached to
it) from its shipping position and slide the
thin cable wire (T, Fig. 2-4) into the slot in
the cable bracket. Push the cable
connector (U, Fig. 2-4) up through the hole
in the bracket until the groove in the
connector snaps into place on the bracket.
U
S
Fig. 2-4: Installing forward clutch cable bracket and cable.
3. Insert the #10-24 x 2" slotted hd. screw
(V, Fig. 2-5) down into the cable spring
(W). The screw threads will extend down
through the spring.
4. Thread the #10-24 hex nut (Z, Fig. 2-5)
on the screw (V). Thread the hex nut
about halfway up the screw.
Y
W
5. Thread the screw (V) into the cable
adjuster (X).
6. Hook the cable spring (W, Fig. 2-6) into
the “V”-shaped bend in the forward clutch
bail (Y).
7. Lift and hold the Forward Clutch bail
against the handlebar. See Fig. 2-7.
8. Measure the length of the cable spring
between the ends of the coils (Fig. 2-7).
The length should be approximately 1-7/8".
W
V
Z
X
Fig. 2-5: Assemble
spring and adjuster.
Fig. 2-6: Install forward clutch cable.
STEP 5: Install Reverse Clutch
Cable
1. Remove the two pre-installed selftapping screws (AA, Fig. 2-8) from the
handlebars.
Z
1
2
3
4
5
If the length is correct, turn the hex nut (Z,
Fig. 2-7) tightly against the cable adjuster
(X) while holding the adjuster in place. If
the length is incorrect, you must make an
adjustment to the cable tension as
described in “Checking and Adjusting
Forward Drive Belt Tension” in Section 5.
X
Hold bail against handlebar
while measuring spring
2. Position the reverse cable mounting
bracket (BB, Fig. 2-8) as shown and
reinstall the two self-tapping screws.
Fig. 2-7: Measure cable spring.
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Section 2: Assembly
3. Unwrap the reverse clutch cable (the
cable with a knob and a large hex nut
attached to it) from around its shipping
position and route the cable (CC, Fig. 2-8
and Fig. 2-9) up to the cable bracket (BB,
Fig. 2-8). Be sure that the cable goes
beneath the Forward Clutch Bail as it is
routed up to the cable bracket.
6. Test the function of the reverse clutch
cable by pulling the knob out and
releasing it. The knob should return to its
neutral position (resting against bracket)
when it is released. If it doesn’t, contact
your local dealer or the factory for
technical assistance.
4. Insert the cable up through the slot in
the cable bracket and position the
threaded assembly as shown in Fig. 2-8.
Make sure that the flat side of the threaded
assembly is aligned with the flat side of
the mounting hole. Slide the large hex nut
(DD) up the cable and tighten it securely.
STEP 6: Check Level of
Transmission Gear Oil
5. Fasten the reverse clutch cable to the
left side handlebar with a cable tie (EE,
Fig. 2-9).
IMPORTANT: Do not operate the tiller if
the gear oil level is low. Doing so will
result in severe damage to the transmission components.
AA
BB
DD
2. Remove the oil fill plug (GG, Fig. 2-11)
from the transmission housing and look
into the oil fill hole. You will see the main
drive shaft on one side of the hole.
3. The gear oil level is correct if the gear
oil is approximately halfway up the side of
the drive shaft.
CC
Flat Side
Fig. 2-8: Install reverse cable bracket and
reverse clutch cable.
4. If the gear oil level is low, add gear oil
by referring to “A. To Check the Transmission Gear Oil Level” in Section 5.
STEP 7: Add Motor Oil to Engine
CC
BRONC
O
EE
The tiller is shipped without oil in the
engine.
IMPORTANT: Do not start the engine
without first adding motor oil. Severe
engine damage will result if the engine is
run without oil.
1. Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual
(supplied with tiller) for engine oil specifications and capacities.
2. With the tiller on level ground, pull the
Depth Regulator Lever (FF, Fig. 2-10)
back and then slide it up or down as
necessary until the engine is level.
3. Add motor oil as described in the
Engine Owner’s Manual.
Fig. 2-9: Route reverse clutch cable (CC) as
shown. Attach with cable tie (EE).
Fig. 2-10: Adjust Depth Regulator Lever.
The transmission was filled with gear oil
at the factory. However, you should check
the gear oil level to make certain it is
correct.
1. Put the tiller on level ground. Pull the
Depth Regulator Lever (FF, Fig. 2-10)
back and then all the way up until the
lowest notch in the lever is engaged.
AA
FF
GG
Fig. 2-11: Remove gear oil fill plug.
4. Move the Depth Regulator Lever all
the way down until the highest notch is
engaged. This places the tines in the
“travel” position.
STEP 8: Check Hardware for
Tightness
Check all nuts and screws for tightness.
STEP 9: Check Air Pressure in
Tires
Use a tire pressure gauge to check the air
pressure in both tires. Deflate or inflate
both tires equally to 15-to-20 PSI
(pounds per square inch). Be sure that
both tires are inflated equally or the unit
will pull to one side.
IMPORTANT: This completes the
assembly steps. Before operating your
tiller, make sure you read the following
Sections in this Manual, as well as the
separate Engine Owner’s Manual:
• Section 1: “Safety”
• Section 3: “Features and Controls”
• Section 4: “Operation”
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Section
3 Features and Controls
WARNING
Before operating your
machine, carefully read and
understand all safety, controls
and operating instructions in
this Manual, the separate
Engine Owner’s Manual, and
on the decals on the machine.
BRONCO
Forward
Clutch Bail
Reverse Clutch
Control
Depth Regulator
Handlebar Height
Adjustment
Failure to follow these
instructions can result in
serious personal injury.
Wheel Drive Pin
(on each wheel)
Figure 3-1: Features and controls.
Introduction
This section describes the location and
function of the controls on your tiller.
Refer to the following section
“Operation” for detailed operating
instructions.
Practice using these controls, with the
engine shut off, until you understand the
operation of the controls and feel
confident with each of them.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the separate
engine manufacturer’s Engine Owner’s
Manual for information about the
controls on the engine.
Wheel Drive Pins
WARNING
Never allow either of the
wheels to be in the
FREEWHEEL position when
the engine is running. Always
put both wheels in the WHEEL
DRIVE position before starting
the engine.
Failure to comply could cause
loss of tiller control, property
damage, or personal injury.
Each wheel is equipped with a Wheel
Drive Pin (A, Figures 3-2 and 3-3) that
secures the wheel to the wheel shaft (B).
The wheels can be positioned in either a
WHEEL DRIVE or a FREEWHEEL mode.
Before starting the engine, put both
wheels in the WHEEL DRIVE position by
inserting the Wheel Drive Pins through
the wheel hubs and the wheel shaft. This
“locks” the wheels to the wheel shaft,
causing the wheels to turn when either
the Forward Clutch Bail or the Reverse
Clutch Control is engaged.
Use the FREEWHEEL mode only when the
engine is not running. In FREEWHEEL,
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the Wheel Drive Pins are placed only
through the holes in the wheel shaft (not
the wheel hubs), thus allowing the wheels
to turn freely when the tiller is pushed or
pulled by hand.
To Place the Wheels in WHEEL DRIVE or
FREEWHEEL:
1. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark
plug wire from the spark plug and allow
the engine to cool.
2. Raise one wheel off the ground and
place a sturdy support under the
transmission.
WARNING
Do not place the tiller on its
side when changing the wheel
drive positions as doing so
could result in gasoline
leaking from the fuel tank.
Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal
injury or property damage.
3. Remove the wheel drive pin (A,
Figures 3-2 and 3-3) by removing the
hairpin cotter (C).
Section 3: Features and Controls
4. FOR WHEEL DRIVE mode (Figure 3-2):
Slide the wheel outward and align the
holes in the wheel hub (D, Figure 3-2))
and the wheel shaft (B). Insert the wheel
drive pin (A) through the wheel hub and
the wheel shaft. Secure the wheel drive
pin with the hairpin cotter (C) by pushing
the hairpin cotter in as far as it will go.
Repeat for the other wheel and then
remove the support from beneath the
transmission.
5. FOR FREEWHEEL mode (Figure 3-3):
Slide the wheel inward and insert the
wheel drive pin (A, Figure 3-3) only
through the hole in the wheel shaft (B).
Secure the wheel drive pin with the
hairpin cotter (C) by pushing the hairpin
cotter in as far as it will go. Repeat for the
other wheel and then remove the support
from beneath the transmission.
A
D
B
C
Figure 3-2: WHEEL DRIVE position.
Forward Clutch Bail
Reverse Clutch Control
The Forward Clutch Bail (E, Figure 3-4)
controls the engagement of forward drive
to the wheels and tines.
The Reverse Clutch Control (F, Figure 3-4)
controls the engagement of reverse drive
to the wheels and tines. This reversing
feature is used for maneuvering the
tiller only – never engage the tines in
the ground while going in the reverse
direction.
To Operate the Forward Clutch Bail:
1. Put the wheels in the WHEEL DRIVE
position (see the following “WARNING”
statement).
2. Lift and hold the bail against the
handlebar. The wheels and tines will
rotate in a forward direction.
3. Release the bail to disengage (stop)
the wheels and tines. All forward motion
will stop (the engine will continue to run).
WARNING
Before starting the engine, be
sure that both wheels are in
the WHEEL DRIVE position.
See “Wheel Drive Pins” for
instructions.
Engaging the Forward Clutch
Bail or the Reverse Clutch
Control when the wheels are
not in the WHEEL DRIVE
position could allow the tines
to rapidly propel the tiller
forward or backward.
Failure to comply could cause
loss of tiller control, property
damage, or personal injury.
A
To Operate the Reverse Clutch Control:
1. Put the wheels in the WHEEL DRIVE
position (see the “WARNING” statement
at the left).
2. Stop all tiller motion by releasing the
Forward Clutch Bail.
3. Lift up the handlebar until the tines
clear the ground, look behind you to avoid
any obstacles, and then pull the reverse
clutch control knob out. The wheels and
tines will rotate in a reverse direction.
4. Release the reverse clutch control
knob to disengage (stop) the wheels and
tines. All reverse motion will stop (the
engine will continue to run).
WARNING
• Use extreme caution when
reversing or pulling the
machine towards you. Look
behind to avoid obstacles.
• Never attempt to till in
reverse.
Failure to follow this warning
could result in personal injury
or property damage.
D
B
C
F
Figure 3-3: FREEWHEEL position.
E
Figure 3-4: Forward Clutch Bail (E) and Reverse
Clutch Control (F).
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Section 3: Features and Controls
Depth Regulator Lever
Handlebar Height Adjustment
ENGINE CONTROLS
This lever (G, Figure 3-5) controls the
tilling depth of the tines. Pull the lever
straight back and slide it up or down to
engage the notched height settings.
The handlebar height is adjustable to
three different settings (see Figure 3-6).
As a general rule, adjust the handlebars
so they are at waist level when the tines
are 3"-4" into the soil.
Refer to the engine manufacturer’s Engine
Owner’s Manual (included in the tiller literature package) to identify the controls
on your engine.
The highest notch (lever all the way down)
raises the tines approximately 1-1/2" off
the ground. This “travel” setting allows
the tiller to be moved without the tines
digging into the ground. Also use this
setting when starting the engine.
Move the lever upward to increase the
tilling depth. The lowest notch allows a
tilling depth of approximately 6"-8",
depending on soil conditions.
To Adjust the Handlebars:
1. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark
plug wire from the spark plug and allow
the engine to cool.
2. Remove the screws, lockwashers and
nuts, reposition the handlebars, and
reinstall the hardware.
For best results, always begin tilling at
a very shallow depth setting and
gradually increase the tilling depth.
Travel
Position
G
High
Medium
Low
Shallow
Settings
Deep
Settings
Figure 3-6: Handlebar height adjustment.
Figure 3-5: Depth Regulator Lever (G).
WARNING
• Do not attempt to till too
deeply too quickly. Gradually
work down to deeper tilling
depths.
• Place the Depth Regulator
Lever in the “travel”
position before starting the
engine.
This position
prevents the tines from
touching the ground until you
are ready to begin tilling.
Failure to follow this warning
could result in personal injury
or property damage.
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IMPORTANT: The control for stopping the
engine is located on the engine.
Section
4 Operation
Reverse Clutch Control
WARNING
(knob on back of bracket)
Before
operating
your
machine, carefully read and
understand all safety (Section
1), controls (Section 3) and
operating instructions (Section
4) in this Manual, in the
separate Engine Owner’s
Manual, and on the decals on
the machine.
Forward Clutch Bail
BRONCO
Depth Regulator Lever
Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious
personal injury.
Recoil Starter
INTRODUCTION
Read this Section of the manual thoroughly before you start the engine. Then,
take the time to familiarize yourself with
the basic operation of the tiller before
using it in the garden. Find an open, level
area and practice using the tiller controls
without the tines engaging the soil (put
tines in “travel” setting). Only after
you’ve become completely familiar with
the tiller should you begin using it in the
garden.
BREAK-IN OPERATION
Perform the following maintenance
during the first hours of new operation
(see “Maintenance” section in this manual
and in the Engine Owner’s Manual).
1. Change engine oil after first 2 hours of
new engine operation.
2. Check for loose or missing hardware
on unit. Tighten or replace as needed.
3. Check tension on forward drive belt
after first 2 hours of operation.
4. Check transmission gear oil level after
first 2 hours of operation.
Wheel Drive Pin
(on each wheel)
Figure 4-1
STARTING AND STOPPING THE
ENGINE
Pre-Start Checklist
Make the following checks and perform
the following services before starting the
engine.
1. Read the “Safety” and “Controls”
sections in this manual. Read the
separate Engine Owner’s Manual provided
by the engine manufacturer.
2. Check that the wheels are in the
WHEEL DRIVE position (wheel pins must
be through the wheel hubs and the wheel
shaft holes).
3. Check unit for loose or missing
hardware. Service as required.
4. Check engine oil level. See Engine
Owner’s Manual.
5. Check that all safety guards and
covers are in place.
6. Check air cleaner and engine cooling
system. See Engine Owner’s Manual.
7. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug.
8. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline
according to the directions in the separate
Engine Owner’s Manual. Follow all
instructions and safety rules carefully.
DANGER
GASOLINE IS HIGHLY
FLAMMABLE AND ITS
VAPORS ARE EXPLOSIVE.
Follow gasoline safety rules in
this manual (see Section 1)
and in the separate Engine
Owner’s Manual.
Failure to follow gasoline
safety instructions can result
in serious personal injury
and property damage.
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Section 4: Operation
Starting the Engine
The following steps describe how to start
and stop the engine. Do not attempt to
engage the tines or wheels until you
have read all of the operating instructions in this Section. Also review
the safety rules in Section 1: “Safety”
and the tiller and engine controls
information in Section 3: “Features and
Controls.”
CAUTION
To help prevent serious
personal injury or damage to
equipment:
• Before starting engine, put
both wheels in the WHEEL
DRIVE position. Never have
the
wheels
in
the
FREEWHEEL position when
the engine is running. When
the
wheels
are
in
FREEWHEEL, they do not
hold back the tiller and the
tines could propel the tiller
rapidly forward or backward.
• Before starting engine, put
Forward Clutch Bail and
Reverse Clutch Control in
neutral (disengaged) positions
by releasing levers.
• Never run engine indoors or
in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide,
an odorless and deadly gas.
• Avoid engine muffler and
nearby areas. Temperatures
in these areas may exceed
150oF.
1. Complete the “Pre-Start Checklist” on
the previous page.
2. Put the wheels in the WHEEL DRIVE
position (see “Wheel Drive Pins” in
Section 3).
3. Put the Depth Regulator Lever in the
“travel” position (lever all the way down)
so that the tines are clear of the ground.
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4. Release all controls on the tiller.
5. If engine is equipped with a fuel valve,
turn valve to open position as instructed
in the separate Engine Owner’s Manual.
6. Put ignition switch and/or throttle
control lever on engine in “ON”, “RUN”,
“FAST” or “START” position as instructed
in the separate Engine Owner’s Manual.
7. Choke or prime engine as instructed in
the separate Engine Owner’s Manual.
8. Place one hand on the fuel tank to
stabilize the unit when you pull the starter
handle. Use the recoil starter rope to start
the engine as instructed in the separate
Engine Owner’s Manual. When engine
starts, gradually move choke lever (on
engines so equipped) to “NO CHOKE”,
“CHOKE OFF” or “RUN” position.
recent CRT (Counter Rotating Tines)
tillers or from low-cost front tine tillers.
1. Follow the “Pre-Start Checklist” on the
previous page. Be sure that the wheels
are in the WHEEL DRIVE position.
2. Put the Depth Regulator Lever in the
“travel” position (lever all the way down)
so that the tines are clear of the ground.
Use this position when practicing with
your tiller or when moving to or from the
garden. When you are ready to begin
tilling, you must move the Depth
Regulator Lever to the desired depth
setting (see “Tilling Tips & Techniques”).
3. Start the engine and allow it to warm
up. When warm, put throttle control in
fast speed setting.
9. Use the “FAST” throttle speed setting
when tilling.
WARNING
Keep away from rotating
tines. Rotating tines will
cause injury.
Stopping the Engine and Tiller
1. To stop the wheels and tines, release
the Forward Clutch Bail or the Reverse
Clutch Control (whichever control is in
use).
2. To stop the engine, put ignition switch
and/or throttle control lever on engine in
“OFF” or “STOP” position.
OPERATING THE TILLER
The following pages provide guidelines to
using your tiller effectively and safely in
various gardening applications. Be sure
to read “Tilling Tips & Techniques” in this
Section before you actually put the tines
into the soil.
This is a traditional “standard rotating
tine” tiller with forward rotating tines. It
operates completely differently from
Figure 4-2: Use one hand to guide tiller
when moving forward.
4. For forward motion of the wheels and
tines:
(a) Pull the Forward Clutch Bail up and
hold it against the handlebar.
Release the bail to stop forward
motion of the wheels and tines.
(b) As the tiller moves forward, relax
and let the wheels pull the unit along
while the tines dig. Walk behind and
a little to one side of the tiller. Use a
light but secure grip with one hand
on the handlebars, but keep your
arm loose. See Figure 4-2. Let the
tiller move ahead at its own pace
and do not push down on the handlebars to try and force the tiller to
dig deeper – this takes weight off
the wheels, reduces traction, and
causes the tines to try and propel
the tiller.
Section 4: Operation
WARNING
Do not push down on the
handlebars to try to make the
tiller till more deeply. This
prevents the wheels from
holding the tiller back and can
allow the tines to rapidly
propel the tiller forward,
which could result in loss of
control, property damage, or
personal injury.
Figure 4-3: Raise tines off ground and look
behind when moving in reverse.
5. For reverse motion of the wheels and
tines:
(a) Look behind and exercise caution
when operating in reverse. Do not
till while in reverse.
(b) Stop all forward motion before
reversing. Lift the handlebars with
one hand until the tines are off the
ground and then pull the Reverse
Clutch Control knob out to engage
reverse motion (see Figure 4-3). To
stop reverse motion, let go of the
Reverse Clutch Control knob.
Turning the Tiller Around
6. To Turn the Tiller Around:
(a) Practice turning the tiller in a level,
open area. Be very careful to keep
your feet and legs away from the
tines.
(b) To make a turn, lift the handlebars
until the engine and tines are
balanced over the wheels (Figure
4-4). The tines must be out of the
ground while turning the tiller.
(c) With the tiller balanced, push
sideways on the handlebar to move
the tiller in the direction of the turn
(Figure 4-5). After completing the
turn, slowly lower the tines into the
soil to resume tilling.
Figure 4-4: To begin turn, lift handlebars
until engine and tines are balanced over
wheels. Be sure tines are out of ground.
Figure 4-5: With tiller balanced over
wheels (and tines out of the ground), push
handlebars sideways to turn tiller.
Stopping the Tiller and Engine
1. To stop the wheels and tines, release
the Forward Clutch Bail or the Reverse
Clutch Control (whichever is engaged).
2. To stop the engine, move the ignition
switch and/or throttle control lever on the
engine to the “OFF” or “STOP” position.
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Section 4: Operation
Tilling Tips & Techniques
Let the tiller do the work
• While tilling, relax and let the wheels
pull the tiller along while the tines do
the digging. Walk on the side that is
not yet finished (to avoid making footprints in the freshly tilled soil) and
lightly, but securely grip the handlebar
with just one hand. See Figure 4-2.
• Avoid the temptation to push down on
the handlebars in an attempt to force
the tiller to dig deeper. Doing so takes
the weight off the powered wheels,
causing them to lose traction. Without
the wheels helping to hold the tiller
back, the tines will attempt to propel
the tiller – often causing the tiller to
skip rapidly across the ground.
(Sometimes, slight downward pressure
on the handlebars will help get through
a particularly tough section of sod or
unbroken ground, but in most cases
this won’t be necessary at all.)
Tilling depths
• Avoid trying to dig too deeply too
quickly, especially when busting sod or
when tilling soil that hasn’t been tilled
for some time. Use shallow depth
regulator settings (only an inch or two
deep) for the first passes through the
garden area. With each succeeding
pass, adjust the depth regulator to dig
another inch or two deeper. (Watering
the garden area a few days prior to
tilling will make tilling easier, as will
letting the newly worked soil set for a
day or two before making a final, deep
tilling pass.)
• When cultivating (breaking up the
surface soil around plants to help
destroy weeds), adjust the tines to dig
only 1-1/2" to 2" deep. Using shallow
tilling depths helps prevent injury to
plants whose roots often grow close to
the surface. If needed, lift up on the handlebars slightly to prevent the tines from
digging too deeply. Cultivating on a
regular basis not only eliminates weeds,
it also loosens and aerates the soil for
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better moisture absorption and faster plant
growth.)
Avoid tilling soggy, wet soil
Tilling wet soil often results in large,
hard clumps of soil that can interfere
with planting. If time permits, wait a day
or two after heavy rains to allow the soil
to dry before tilling. Test soil by
squeezing it into a ball. If it compresses
too easily, it is too wet to till.
Avoid making footprints
Whenever possible, walk on the untilled
side of the unit to avoid making footprints in your freshly tilled or cultivated
soil. Footprints cause soil compaction
that can hamper root penetration and
contribute to soil erosion. They can also
“plant” unwanted weed seeds back into
the freshly tilled ground.
best results (in very hard ground it
may take three or four passes to thoroughly pulverize the soil).
• If the garden size will not permit
lengthwise and then crosswise tilling,
then overlap the first passes by onehalf a tiller width, followed by successive passes at one-quarter width (see
Figure 4-8).
• With planning, you can allow enough
room between rows to cultivate (see
Figure 4-9). Leave room for the hood
width, plus enough extra room for
future plant growth.
Figure 4-6
Choosing correct wheel
and tine speeds
With experience, you will find the “just
right” tilling depth and tilling speed combination that is best for your garden.
Set the engine throttle lever at a speed to
give the engine adequate power and yet
allow it to operate at the slowest
possible speed...at least until you have
achieved the maximum tilling depth you
desire. Faster engine speeds may be
desirable when making final passes
through the seedbed or when cultivating.
Selection of the correct engine speed, in
relation to the tilling depth, will ensure a
sufficient power level to do the job
without causing the engine to labor.
Figure 4-7
1
2
3
Figure 4-8
Suggested tilling patterns
• When preparing a seedbed, go over the
same path twice in the first row, then
overlap one-half the tiller width on the
rest of the passes (see Figure 4-6).
When finished in one direction, make a
second pass at a right angle as shown
in Figure 4-7. Overlap each pass for
Figure 4-9
Section 4: Operation
Tilling Tips & Techniques
Clearing the tines
The tines have a self-clearing action
which eliminates most tangling of debris
in the tines. However, occasionally dry
grass, stringy stalks or tough vines may
become tangled. Follow these procedures to help avoid tangling and to clean
the tines, if necessary.
• To reduce tangling, set the depth
regulator deep enough to get maximum
“chopping” action as the tines chop the
material against the ground. Also, try
to till under crop residues or cover
crops while they are green, moist and
tender.
• While power composting, try swaying
the handlebars from side to side (about
6" to 12"). This “fishtailing” action
often clears the tines of debris.
• If tangling occurs, lift the tines out of
the soil and run the tiller in reverse for
a few feet. This reversing action
should unwind a good deal of debris.
• If reversing the tiller doesn’t clear the
debris, it may be necessary to remove
the debris by hand (a pocket knife will
help you to cut away the material).
WARNING
Before clearing the tines by
hand, stop the engine, allow
all moving parts to stop and
disconnect the spark plug
wire.
Tilling on slopes
• Terraces should be only 2-to-3 feet
wide. Digging too far into the side of
If you must garden on a moderate slope,
the slope will expose poor subsoil that
please follow two very important guideis unproductive for plants.
lines:
1. Till only on moderate slopes, never on • To create a terrace, start at the top of
the slope and work down. Go back and
steep ground where footing is difficult
forth across the first row as shown in
(review safety rules in the “Safety”
Figure 4-10.
section of this manual).
• Each succeeding lower terrace is
2. We recommend tilling up and down
started by walking below the terrace
slopes rather than terracing. Tilling
you’re preparing. For added stability of
vertically on a slope allows maximum
planting area and also leaves room for the tiller, always keep the uphill wheel
in the soft, newly tilled soil. Do not till
cultivating.
the last 12" or more of the downhill
IMPORTANT: When tilling on slopes, be
outside edge of each terrace. This
sure the correct oil level is maintained in
untilled strip helps prevents the
the engine (check every one-half hour of
terraces from breaking apart and
operation). The incline of the slope will
washing downhill. It also provides a
cause the oil to slant away from its
walking path between rows.
normal level and this can starve engine
parts of required lubrication. Keep the
engine oil level at the full point at all
UPHILL
times!
1
A. Tilling up and down slopes:
2
3
• To keep soil erosion to a minimum, be
12" UNTILLED
sure to add enough organic matter to
REPEAT
1
the soil so that it has good moistureholding texture and try to avoid leaving
DOWNHILL
footprints or wheel marks.
• When tilling vertically, try to make the
first pass uphill as the tiller digs more
deeply going uphill than it does
downhill. In soft soil or weeds, you
may have to lift the handlebars slightly
while going uphill. When going
downhill, overlap the first pass by
about one-half the width of the tiller.
Figure 4-10
C. Tilling across slopes without using
terraces:
• If vertical or terracing gardening aren’t
practical for you, then you can till
laterally across a slope. We don’t
really recommend this method as it can
create unsure footing and invites soil
erosion.
Failure to follow this warning
could result in personal
B. Terrace Gardening:
injury.
• When a slope is too steep or too short
for vertical tilling, it may be necessary
• As in terrace gardening, start at the top
to till across the slope and create
of the slope and overlap the first pass
terraced rows. Terraces are rows that
are cut into the side of a slope, creating by half the width of the tiller. For added
stability of the tiller, always keep the
a narrow, but flat area on which to
uphill wheel in the soft, newly tilled soil.
plant.
• On a long slope, you can make several
terraces, one below the other.
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Section 4: Operation
WARNING
Before tilling, contact your
telephone or utilities
company and inquire if
underground equipment or
lines are used in your area.
Their representative will be
glad to answer your
questions and tell you if any
of their equipment or lines
are buried underground on
your property.
POWER COMPOSTING
Power composting simply means tilling
under and burying in the soil all manner
of organic matter such as crop residues,
leaves, grass clippings and cover crops.
This material will decompose during the
non-growing season and add important
natural nutrients to the soil.
WARNING
When power composting, do
not keep the Depth Regulator
Lever at a deep setting if the
tiller jumps or bucks.
If jumping or bucking occurs,
move the Depth Regulator
Lever down to one of the
shallower settings and then
slowly increase the tilling
depth on later passes.
Failure to comply could
result in loss of tiller control,
property damage or personal
injury.
The first place to begin is with crop
residues such as leftover vines, stalks,
stems and roots. Power compost these
crop residues as soon as they finish
bearing. The sooner this is done, the
better, as tender green matter is easier to
till under. Use the deepest depth
regulator setting possible without causing
the engine to labor or the tiller to jump
ahead.
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Standing cornstalks of reasonable height
can be power composted. Pushing over
(but not uprooting) cornstalks will often
make it easier for your tiller to chop up
the stalks. Keep the tines clear of
excessive tangling by “fishtailing” or frequently using reverse. Make several
passes, then return a few days later to
finish off any remaining stubble.
• Ramps must be strong enough to
support the combined weight of the tiller
and any handlers. The ramps should
provide good traction to prevent
slipping; they should have side rails to
guide the tiller along the ramps; and they
should have a locking device to secure
them to the vehicle.
• The handlers should wear sturdy
After tilling under crop residues, add more footwear that will help to prevent
organic matter such as leaves, grass
slipping.
clippings and even kitchen scraps. When
• Position the loading vehicle so that the
tilled into the soil, this organic matter will
ramp angle is as flat as possible (the
decompose and add even more important
less incline to the ramp, the better).
nutrients to the soil.
Turn the vehicle’s engine off and apply
After power composting, you may want to
its parking brake.
plant a “green manure” cover crop to
• When going up ramps, stand in the
protect the soil during the off-season.
normal operating position and push the
You simply grow a crop of clover, alfalfa,
tiller ahead of you. Have a person at
buckwheat, peas, beans, rye grass, grain,
each side to turn the wheels.
or kale and then till it into the soil prior to
• When going down ramps, walk
the planting season.
backward with the tiller following you.
Keep alert for any obstacles behind you.
Position a person at each wheel to
LOADING AND UNLOADING THE
control the speed of the tiller. Never go
TILLER
down ramps tiller-first, as the tiller could
tip forward.
WARNING
Loading and unloading the
tiller into a vehicle is potentially hazardous and we don’t
recommend doing so unless
absolutely necessary, as this
could result in personal
injury or property damage.
However, if you must load or
unload the tiller, follow the
guidelines given next.
• Before loading or unloading, stop the
engine, wait for all parts to stop moving,
disconnect the spark plug wire and let
the engine and muffler cool.
• The tiller is too heavy and bulky to lift
safely by one person. Two or more
people should share the load.
• Use sturdy ramps and manually (engine
shut off) roll the tiller into and out of the
vehicle. Two or more people are needed
to do this.
• Use wooden blocks to place on the
downhill side of the wheels if you need
to stop the tiller from rolling down the
ramp. Also, use the blocks to temporarily keep the tiller in place on the ramps
(if necessary), and to chock the wheels
in place after the tiller is in the vehicle.
• When the tiller is in the vehicle, prevent
it from rolling by engaging the wheels in
the wheel drive position (put Wheel Gear
Lever in ENGAGE). Chock the wheels
with blocks and securely tie the tiller
down.
Section
5 Maintenance
WARNING
Before
inspecting,
cleaning or servicing the
machine, shut off engine,
wait for all moving parts to
come to a complete stop,
disconnect spark plug wire
and move wire away from
spark plug. Remove
ignition key on electric
start models.
Failure to follow these
instructions can result in
serious personal injury or
property damage.
REQUIRED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
PROCEDURE
Before
Each
Use
Every
10
Hours
Every
30
Hours
As
Noted
Check engine oil level
•
And every 5
operating hours
Clean engine
•
▲
Check drive belt tension
•
✝
Check nuts and bolts
•
✝
Change engine oil
•
*
Lubricate tiller
•
▲
Service engine air cleaner system
Check gear oil level in
transmission
•
Check tines for wear
•
Check air pressure in tires
•
Service spark plug
✝
▲
* Change more frequently in dusty or dirty conditions. Change after first 2 hours of
break-in operation.
✝ Check after first 2 hours of break-in operation.
▲ See Engine Owner’s Manual for service intervals and instructions.
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Section 5: Maintenance
WARNING
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the unit, shut off engine, wait for all
parts to come to a complete stop, disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark
plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
TILLER LUBRICATION
CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS
TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL SERVICE
Proper lubrication of the tiller is an
essential part of your maintenance
program. After every 10 operating
hours, oil or grease the lubrication points
shown in Figure 5-1 and described
below.
Before each use, check your tiller for
signs of an oil leak – usually a dirty, oily
accumulation either on the unit or on the
floor where it has been parked.
Check the transmission gear oil level after
every 30 hours of operation or whenever
you notice any oil leak. Operating the
tiller when the transmission is low on oil
can result in severe damage.
Use a good quality lubricating oil (#30
weight engine oil is suitable) and a good
quality general purpose grease (grease
that has a metal lubricant is preferred, if
available).
• Remove wheels, clean wheel shaft (A,
Fig. 5-1) and apply thin coating of
grease to shaft.
• Grease back, front and sides of depth
regulator lever (B, Fig. 5-1).
• Remove tines, clean tine shafts (C, Fig.
5-1) and inspect for rust, rough spots
or burrs (especially around holes). File
or sand smooth and coat ends of shaft
with grease.
• Oil the threads on the handlebar height
adjustment screws and the handlebar
attaching screws (D, Fig. 5-1).
D
B
A little seepage around a cover or oil seal
is usually not a cause for alarm. However,
if the oil drips overnight then immediate
attention is needed as ignoring a leak can
result in severe transmission damage.
If a cover is leaking, try tightening any
loose screws. If the screws are tight, a
new gasket or oil seal may be required. If
the leak is from around a shaft and oil
seal, the oil seal probably needs to be
replaced. See your authorized dealer or
contact the factory for service or advice.
IMPORTANT: Never operate the tiller if
the transmission is low on oil. Check the
oil level after every 30 hours of operation
and whenever there is any oil leakage.
CHECK HARDWARE
Check for loose or missing hardware after
every 10 operating hours. Tighten or
replace hardware before using the tiller.
Be sure to check the screws underneath
the tiller hood (lift the hood flap) that
secure the transmission cover and the
depth regulator lever to the transmission.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
A
Figure 5-1
C
Check the air pressure in both tires.
Deflate or inflate both tires evenly from
15-to-20 PSI (pounds per square inch).
Be sure that both tires have the same air
pressure or the unit will tend to pull to
one side.
A. To Check the Transmission
Gear Oil Level:
1. Check the gear oil level when the transmission is cool. Gear oil will expand in
warm operating temperatures and this
expansion will provide an incorrect oil
level reading.
2. With the tiller on level ground, pull the
Depth Regulator Lever all the way up.
3. Remove the oil fill plug (A, Fig. 5-2)
from the transmission housing and look
into the oil fill hole. You will see the main
drive shaft on one side of the hole.
4. The gear oil level is correct if the gear
oil is approximately halfway up the side of
the drive shaft.
5. If the gear oil level is low, add gear oil
as described next. If the gear oil level is
okay, securely replace the oil fill plug.
IMPORTANT: Do not operate the tiller if
the gear oil level is low. Doing so will
result in severe damage to the transmission components.
6. If adding only a few ounces of gear
oil, use API rated GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil
having a viscosity of SAE 140, SAE 85W140 or SAE 80W-90. If refilling an empty
transmission, use only GL-4 gear oil
having a viscosity of SAE 85W-140 or
SAE 140.
7. While checking frequently to avoid
overfilling, slowly add gear oil into the oil
fill hole until it reaches the halfway point
on the drive shaft.
8. Securely replace the oil fill plug.
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Section 5: Maintenance
WARNING
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the unit, shut off engine, wait for all
parts to come to a complete stop, disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark
plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
B. To Drain the Transmission Gear Oil:
DANGER
Gasoline is highly flammable
and its vapors are explosive.
Follow these safety practices
to prevent personal injury or
property damage from fire or
explosion.
• Allow the engine and
muffler to cool for at least two
minutes before draining the
tiller’s gasoline tank.
• Do not allow open flames,
sparks, matches or smoking
in the area.
• Wipe away spills and push
tiller away from spilled fuel.
• Use only an approved fuel
container and store it safely
out of the reach of children.
• Do not store gasoline in an
area where its vapors could
reach an open flame or spark,
or where ignition sources are
present (such as hot water
and space heaters, furnaces,
clothes dryers, stoves,
electric motors, etc.)
The transmission gear oil does not need
to be changed unless it has been contaminated with dirt, sand or metal particles.
1. Drain gasoline from the fuel tank or
run the engine until the fuel tank is empty.
See “DANGER” statement above.
2. Drain the oil from the engine.
3. Remove the four screws (B, Figure 5-2)
and washers from the transmission cover
and remove the cover and gasket.
4. Remove the left-side wheel.
5. Tilt the left-side wheel shaft into a
drain pan and allow the gear oil to drain
through the top of the transmission.
6. After draining the oil, reinstall the
wheel, install a new gasket cover (do not
reuse old gasket) and reinstall the transmission cover.
7. Refill the transmission using GL-4
transmission gear oil (SAE 85W-140 or
SAE 140).
8. Refill the engine with motor oil and
replenish the fuel tank with gasoline.
BOLO TINES
The bolo tines will wear with use and they
should be inspected at the beginning of
each tilling season and after every 30
operating hours. The tines can be
replaced individually or as a complete set.
See the separate Parts Catalog for tine
identification and ordering information.
A. Tine Inspection:
With use, the tines will become shorter,
narrower and pointed. Badly worn tines
will result in a loss of tilling depth and
reduced effectiveness when chopping up
and turning under organic matter.
B
B. Removing a Single Tine:
A
B
Figure 5-2: Remove oil fill plug (A) to check
gear oil level and to add gear oil. Remove
four cover screws (B) to drain gear oil.
1. With the engine shut off and the spark
plug wire disconnected, remove the two
screws (A, Figure 5-3) and locknuts (B)
that attach a single tine to the tine holder.
If needed, use penetrating oil to help free
the nuts.
2. When installing a single tine, be sure to
position it so that its cutting edge will
enter the soil first as the tiller moves
forward.
C. Removing a Tine Assembly:
1. A tine assembly consists of eight tines
mounted on a tine holder.
2. If removing both tine assemblies, mark
them “left” and “right” before removal.
Remove the screw (C, Figure 5-3) and
locknut (D) that secure the tine assembly
to the tine shaft. If necessary, use a
rubber mallet to tap the tine assembly
outward off the shaft.
3. Before reinstalling the tine assembly,
inspect the tine shaft for rust, rough
spots or burrs and file or sand as needed.
Apply a thin coat of grease to the shaft.
4. Install each tine assembly so that the
cutting edge of the tines will enter the
soil first when the tiller moves forward.
Secure the tine assembly to the tine shaft
using the screw and locknut previously
removed.
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Section 5: Maintenance
WARNING
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the unit, shut off engine, wait for all
parts to come to a complete stop, disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark
plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
CHECKING AND ADJUSTING
FORWARD DRIVE BELT TENSION
Maintaining correct tension on the
forward drive belt is important to good
tilling performance and long belt life. A
loose belt will slip on the engine and
transmission pulleys and cause the tines
and wheels to slow down – or stop completely – even though the engine is
running at full speed. A loose belt can
also result in premature belt wear.
ENGINE
D
If you find you cannot bring the Forward
Clutch Bail all the way up to the bottom of
the upper handlebars, you will need to
loosen the belt tension.
C
A
B
Figure 5-3: Install tines so that cutting edge of tines will enter soil first when tiller moves
forward.
Also check the belt for cracks, cuts or
frayed edges and replace it as soon as
possible.
• Check belt tension after the first two
hours of break-in operation (new belt).
4
• Check belt tension after every 10
operating hours.
2
3
To Check Belt Tension:
1
A
C
B
Figure 5-4: Lift bail and check length of Clutch Bail Spring to check for correct
belt tension (1-7/8").
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1. Be sure that the engine is stopped and
the spark plug wire is disconnected and
moved away from the spark plug.
2. Lift the Forward Clutch Bail up and
hold it to the bottom of the handlebars.
3. Measure the length of the coiled
portion of the clutch bail spring (A, Figure
5-4) with a ruler. If the belt tension is
correct, the length of the coiled portion
should be approximately 1-7/8".
4. If the spring is too short, the belt
tension will be too loose. If the spring is
too long, the belt tension will be too tight.
5. To adjust the length of the spring,
release the Forward Clutch Bail. Unthread
the hex nut (C, Figure 5-4) to the top of
the screw. Next, screw the threaded
adjuster (B, Figure 5-4) counterclockwise
(as viewed from the operator’s position)
to increase the length of the spring, or
clockwise (as viewed from the operator’s
position) to decrease the length of the
spring.
Section 5: Maintenance
WARNING Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the unit, shut off engine, wait for all
parts to come to a complete stop, disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark
plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
NOTE: If you have difficulty turning the
adjuster by hand, have an assistant hold
the Forward Clutch Bail to the handlebars
while you insert a flat-tipped screwdriver
into the screw located inside the top of
the clutch bail spring (A, Figure 5-4).
While you turn the screw, keep the
Forward Clutch Cable from turning by
gripping the upper end of the threaded
adjuster (B) with pliers.
6. When the measurement is correct,
tighten the hex nut (C, Figure 5-4) against
the threaded adjuster (B).
Replacement Belt Information
If the drive belt needs to be replaced, see
your local authorized dealer or refer to
your Parts Catalog for ordering information. Use only a factory-authorized belt
as an “over the counter” belt may not
perform satisfactorily. The procedure
requires average mechanical ability and
commonly available tools.
FORWARD CLUTCH
BAIL ADJUSTMENT
If the Forward Clutch Bail does not
function properly, first check that the
forward drive belt is adjusted properly
(see “Checking and Adjusting Forward
Drive Belt Tension”). If this fails to
correct the problem, contact the factory
technical service department or your
authorized dealer for service advice.
CHECKING AND ADJUSTING
REVERSE DRIVE BELT TENSION
Maintaining correct tension on the
reverse drive belt is important to good
performance and long belt life. A loose
belt will slip on the engine and transmission pulleys and cause the tines and
wheels to slow down – or stop completely – even though the engine is
running at full speed. A loose belt can
also result in premature belt wear.
If there is no reverse action when the
Reverse Clutch Control knob is pulled
out, then the belt tension is too loose.
When checking belt tension, also check
the belt for cracks, cuts or frayed edges
and replace it as soon as possible.
• Check belt tension after the first two
hours of break-in operation (new belt).
• Check belt tension after every 10
operating hours.
A B
To Check Reverse Belt Tension:
1. Be sure that the engine is stopped and
the spark plug wire is disconnected and
moved away from the spark plug.
Figure 5-5: Measure cable wire length to
check for correct reverse belt tension.
2. Remove the screw in the plastic belt
cover and slide the cover (which is
attached to the forward clutch cable) out
of the way.
3. Have an assistant pull the Reverse
Clutch Control knob all the way out and
hold it in that position. Measure the
length of the cable wire between the end
of the threaded cable adjuster (A, Figure
5-5) and the end of the Z-fitting (B) to
which the cable wire is attached.
4. The belt tension is ideal if the cable
wire length measures between 1/8" to
1/4". If the length is less than 1/8" (and if
there is no reverse action when the tiller is
running), then make the following adjustments. NOTE: If the length is more than
1/4", no adjustment is needed, as long as
the reverse action functions properly.
5. Release the Reverse Clutch Control
knob. Unthread the inner jam nut (C,
Figure 5-6) one to two turns and pull the
threaded cable adjuster (A, Figure 5-6) to
the left until the inner jam nut rests
against the bracket.
6. Prevent the inner jam nut (C) from
turning and tighten the outer jam nut (D)
against the bracket. Prevent the outer
jam nut (D) from turning and tighten the
inner jam nut (C) against the bracket.
7. Measure the gap by repeating Step 3.
Readjust as needed by repeating Steps 5
and 6.
D
C
A
Figure 5-6: Move threaded
adjuster (A) to left to increase
belt tension.
8. Reinstall the belt cover.
Replacement Belt Information
If the drive belt needs to be replaced, see
your local authorized dealer or refer to
your Parts Catalog for ordering information. Use only a factory-authorized belt
as an “over the counter” belt may not
perform satisfactorily. The procedure
requires average mechanical ability and
commonly available tools.
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Section 5: Maintenance
WARNING Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the unit, shut off engine, wait for all
parts to come to a complete stop, disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark
plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
ENGINE OIL SERVICE
AIR CLEANER SERVICE
Check the engine oil level before starting
the engine each day and check it after each
5 hours of continuous operation. Running
the engine when it is low on oil will quickly
ruin the engine.
The engine air cleaner filters dirt and dust
out of the air before it enters the carburetor. Operating the engine with a dirty,
clogged air filter can cause poor performance and damage to the engine. Never
operate the engine without the air cleaner
installed. Inspect and service the air
cleaner more often if operating in very
dusty or dirty conditions.
It is recommended that you change the
engine oil after every 10 hours of operation
and even sooner when operating in
extremely dirty or dusty conditions. Refer
to the separate Engine Owner’s Manual for
detailed service instructions.
A. To Check the Engine Oil Level:
1. Move the tiller to a level area and shut
off the engine.
2. Level the engine by putting the Depth
Regulator Lever in the second notch from
the top.
3. Clean the area around the oil dipstick or
oil fill tube to prevent dirt from falling into
the crankcase.
4. On engines with an oil fill tube, remove
the filler cap, add oil (if required) until it
reaches the top of the tube and reinstall the
filler cap.
5. On engines with a dipstick, remove it,
wipe it clean, and reinstall it finger-tight.
Remove the dipstick and check the reading.
Add oil (if required) to bring the level to the
FULL mark. Do not overfill.
B. To Change the Engine Oil:
Change the engine oil as instructed in the
separate Engine Owner’s Manual.
ENGINE CLEANING
Keep the engine clean to assure smooth
operation and to prevent damage from
overheating. Refer to the separate Engine
Owner’s Manual for specific repair and
cleaning instructions. All inspections and
services must be done with the engine shut
off and cool to the touch.
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Service the air cleaner as instructed in the
separate Engine Owner’s Manual.
SPARK PLUG SERVICE
Inspect and clean or replace the spark plug
after every 100 operating hours or
annually. Clean the plug and set the gap as
described in the separate Engine Owner’s
Manual.
In some areas, local law requires using
resistor spark plugs to suppress ignition
signals. If the engine was originally
equipped with a resistor spark plug, use
the same type for replacement.
SPARK ARRESTER SCREEN SERVICE
If the engine muffler is equipped with a
spark arrester screen, remove and clean it
according to the time intervals and instructions in the separate Engine Owner’s
Manual.
THROTTLE LEVER ADJUSTMENT
If the engine does not respond to various
throttle lever settings, refer to the separate
Engine Owner’s Manual for service information or contact your local authorized
engine service dealer.
CARBURETOR/GOVERNOR CONTROL
ADJUSTMENTS
The carburetor was adjusted at the factory
for best operating speed. Refer to the
separate Engine Owner’s Manual for any
adjustment information or see your authorized engine service dealer.
The governor controls the maximum
safe operating speed and protects the
engine and all moving parts from
damage caused by overspeeding. Do
not tamper with the engine governor
settings.
WARNING
Operators shall not tamper
with the engine governor
settings on the machine;
the governor controls the
maximum safe operating
speed to protect the
engine and all moving
parts from damage caused
by overspeed. Authorized
service shall be sought if a
problem exists.
OFF SEASON STORAGE
When the tiller won’t be used for
extended periods, prepare it for storage
as follows:
1. Clean the tiller and engine.
2. Do routine tiller lubrication and check
for loose parts and hardware.
3. Protect the engine and perform recommended engine maintenance by
following the engine storage instructions found in the separate Engine
Owner’s Manual. NOTE: Be sure to
protect the fuel lines, carburetor and
fuel tank from gum deposits by
removing fuel or by treating fuel with a
fuel stabilizer (follow engine manufacturer’s recommendations).
4. Store unit in a clean, dry area.
5. Never store the tiller with fuel in the
fuel tank in an enclosed area where gas
fumes could reach an open flame or
spark, or where ignition sources are
present (space heaters, hot water
heaters, furnaces, etc.).
Section 5: Maintenance
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before performing any corrections, refer to the appropriate information in this Manual, or in the Engine Owner’s Manual, for the
correct safety precautions and operating or maintenance procedures. Contact your local authorized Engine Service Dealer for
engine service. Contact your local authorized equipment dealer or the factory for all other service problems.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine does
not start.
1. Spark plug wire disconnected.
2. Engine Throttle Control Lever incorrectly set.
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Choke control (if so equipped) in incorrect position.
5. Stale gasoline.
6. Dirty air filter(s).
7. Defective or incorrectly gapped spark plug.
8. Carburetor out of adjustment.
9. Misadjusted throttle control.
10.Dirt or water in fuel tank.
1. Reconnect wire.
2. Put lever in START position.
3. Add fuel.
4. See Engine Owner’s Manual.
5. Drain fuel and add fresh fuel.
6. Clean or replace filter(s).
7. Inspect spark plug.
8. See Engine Service Dealer.
9. See Engine Service Dealer
10. See Engine Service Dealer.
Engine runs poorly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Engine overheats.
1. Engine cooling system clogged.
2. Carburetor out of adjustment.
3. Oil level is low.
1. Clean air cooling area (see Engine Owner’s Manual).
2. See Engine Service Dealer.
3. Check oil level (see Engine Owner’s Manual).
1. Misadjusted throttle control or ignition switch.
1. See Engine Owner’s Manual or Engine Service Dealer.
Wheels and Tines
will not turn.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3
4.
Tines turn, but
wheels don’t.
1. Wheel Drive Pins not in WHEEL DRIVE.
2. Bolt loose in transmission pulley.
3. Internal transmission wear or damage.
1. See “Wheel Drive Pins” in Section 3.
2. Tighten bolt.
3. Contact local Dealer or the Factory.
Wheels Turn, but
Tines Don’t.
1. Tine holder mounting hardware missing.
2. Bolt loose in transmission pulley.
3. Internal transmission wear or damage.
1. Replace hardware.
2. Tighten bolt.
3. Contact local Dealer or the Factory.
Poor tilling
performance.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine does not
shut off.
Defective or incorrectly gapped spark plug.
Dirty air filter(s).
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Stale gasoline.
Dirt or water in fuel tank.
Engine cooling system clogged.
Improper use of controls.
Worn, broken, or misadjusted drive belt(s).
Internal transmission wear or damage.
Bolt loose in transmission pulley.
Worn tines.
Improper Depth Regulator setting.
Incorrect throttle setting.
Forward Drive Belt slipping.
Inspect spark plug (see Engine Owner’s Manual).
Clean or replace (see Engine Owner’s Manual).
See Engine Service Dealer.
Replace with fresh gasoline.
See Engine Service Dealer.
Clean air cooling system (see Engine Owner’s Manual).
Review Sections 3 and 4.
See “Checking Drive Belt Tension,” Section 5.
Contact local dealer or the factory.
Tighten bolt.
See “Bolo Tines” (Section 5).
See “Tilling Tips & Techniques,” Section 4.
See Section 4.
See “Checking Forward Drive Belt Tension,” Section 5.
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TILLER SPECIFICATIONS/ATTACHMENTS
TILLER SPECIFICATIONS
TILLER HEIGHT (with Depth Regulator Lever in highest setting):
Without Handlebars .................................................................................25-1/2"
Handlebars in lowest setting.....................................................................38-1/4"
Handlebars in highest setting ...................................................................47-1/2"
TILLER LENGTH
Without Handlebars..................................................................................38"
Handlebars in lowest setting.....................................................................57"
TILLER WIDTH
Hood Width ..............................................................................................17-1/2"
Tilling Width .............................................................................................16"
Wheel Width .............................................................................................17-1/2"
Handlebar Width.......................................................................................18"
TILLER WEIGHT
Approximate Weight (without oil or gas) ..................................................132 lbs.
TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL SPECIFICATIONS
For small top-offs: Use SAE 140, SAE 85W-140, or SAE 80W-90 gear oil with an
API rating of either GL-4 or GL-5.
For Full Replacement: Use SAE 140 or SAE 85W-140 gear oil with API rating of
GL-4 (do not use GL-5).
TILLER ATTACHMENTS
The attachments listed below are available for your tiller. The information is the
most current at the time this manual was printed. Contact your authorized dealer or
the factory for current information.
BUMPER
A tubular steel bumper surrounds the engine to protect the air cleaner, starter
assembly and fuel tank from damage. The bumper is easy to install using
existing engine mounting hardware.
FRAME WEIGHTS
Solid steel weights attach to the sides of the frame to provide added traction to
the wheels. Installation hardware is included.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION
Owner Registration Card
Please fill out and mail the enclosed owner
registration card. The purpose of this card is
to register each unit at the factory in order to
keep the owner informed with informational
bulletins and safety literature.
MA I L
Customer Service and Technical Service
If you have questions or problems with the
unit, contact your local dealer or call or write
to the factory. (When calling or writing the
factory, provide the model/serial number of
the unit.)
Warranty Service
Replacement Parts
The warranty statement is included in the unit’s literature
package.
Factory specified replacement parts are
available from your authorized dealer or
directly from the factory. For parts
ordering information, refer to the parts
catalog.
Model/Serial Numbers
A Model/Serial Numbers decal is located on top of the transmission (see figure below). For ready reference, record these
numbers in the spaces below.
Date of purchase:
Model/Serial Numbers:
Look here for
Model/Serial
Numbers
Engine Service and Repair
For engine service or repair, contact your
nearest authorized engine dealer (look in
the Yellow Pages under
“Engines–Gasoline”). The engine is
warranted by the engine manufacturer.
Any unauthorized work performed on the
engine during the warranty period may
void this warranty. For complete details
on the engine warranty, refer to the engine owner manual.
Authorized Dealer Information
If you purchased your unit from an authorized dealer, record
the dealer’s address and phone number below for ready
reference:
Dealer Name:
Address:
Phone:
For customer assistance, contact your nearest authorized dealer or:
GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED • 1 Garden Way • Troy, New York 12180
Customer Service: 1-800-437-8686 • Technical Service: 1-800-520-5520 • Parts Service: 1-800-648-6776
• FAX: (518) 233-4622 • WEBSITE: www.troybilt.com
Outside the United States and Canada:
Customer Service: (518) 233-4807 • Technical Service: (518) 233-4808 • Parts Service: (518) 233-4806 • FAX (518) 233-4622
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© 1999 Garden Way Incorporated
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