Owner`s manual | Bolens 12207 Tiller User Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
Tiller/Edger
SAFETY FIRST!
Before operating this equipment, read this
Owner's Manual and the separate manual
supplied by the engine manufacturer.
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance/Service
Parts List
Model
12207
GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED
SAFETY RULES
CAUTION: ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT
CANNOT CONTACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN
SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING, ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS.
• Wear approved safety glasses when operating this equipment. The operation of any powered machine can result in foreign objects being thrown by high-speed rotating parts.
• Do not till near underground electric cables, telephone lines,
pipes, or hoses. If in doubt, contact your utility or telephone
company to locate underground services.
• Handle fuel with care. It is highly flammable and has explosive vapors. Take these precautions:
a. Use an approved fuel container.
b. Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap
of the fuel tank or add fuel while the engine is running or
when the engine is hot. Operators shall not smoke.
c. Keep matches, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, open flames, and
sparks away from the fuel tank and fuel container.
d. Fill fuel tank outdoors and with extreme caution. Never fill
fuel tank when indoors. Use a funnel or spout to prevent
spillage.
e. Replace all fuel tank and fuel 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.
• Never make adjustments to your equipment when the engine
is running or spark plug wire is connected (unless specifically
recommended in Owner’s Manual).
TRAINING
• Read this Owner’s Manual and the separate Engine Owner’s
Manual very carefully before operating this equipment. Be
completely familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
equipment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly. A replacement Manual is available by contacting
your authorized dealer or the Factory.
• Never allow children or untrained adults to use this equipment. Let adults operate the unit only if instructed properly.
• Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly
small children and pets. Keep bystanders at least 25 feet from
the area of operation.
• Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people, their property and
themselves.
• Familiarize yourself with all of the safety and operating decals
on this equipment and on any of its attachments or accessories.
• Do not run engine in an enclosed area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide gas, a deadly poison that is odorless,
colorless, and tasteless. Do not operate this equipment near
buildings, windows, or air conditioning equipment.
• Do not allow hands or any other part of the body or clothing
near the rotating tines or near any other moving part. The tines
begin to rotate forward once the engine is started and the throttle control lever is squeezed. The tines continue to rotate until
the operator releases the throttle control lever.
• Before inspecting or servicing any part of the equipment,
shut off engine, make sure all moving parts have come to a
complete stop, then disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug
and move wire away from the plug.
• Do not operate this equipment if you are under the influence
of alcohol, medication, or when you are tired or ill.
OPERATION
• The correct operator’s position is when you are standing
behind the handlebars, hands on handlebar grips, facing forward toward the engine. Do not leave this position while using
the engine throttle lever.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
• Exercise extreme caution when on or crossing gravel drives,
walks or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic. Do not
carry passengers.
• After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, let all moving
parts come to a complete stop, disconnect the spark plug wire
and prevent it from touching the spark plug, then carefully
inspect the machine for damage. Repair the damage before
restarting and operating the machine.
• Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
• If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine. Disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent it from
touching the plug. Check immediately for the cause. Vibration
is generally a warning of trouble. Fix the problem before using
the equipment again.
PREPARATION
• Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used and remove all foreign objects.
• Make sure that the throttle control lever is disengaged and is
in the neutral position before you begin to start the engine.
• Do not operate the machine without wearing adequate outer
garments. Avoid loose garments or jewelry that could get
caught in moving parts of the machine or its engine.
• Do not operate the equipment when barefoot or when wearing sandals, sneakers, or similar lightweight footwear. Wear
protective footwear that will protect your feet and improve footing on all surfaces.
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
IT MEANS– ATTENTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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SAFETY RULES
• Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and prevent
it from touching the spark plug whenever you leave the equipment, before unclogging the tines, or when making any repairs,
adjustments or inspections.
• Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine unattended. Always stop the engine. Disconnect the spark plug
wire and prevent it from touching the plug.
• 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
avoid accidental starting.
• Never operate equipment without proper guards, plates, or
other protective safety devices in place.
• Do not run the engine in an enclosed area. The exhaust
fumes from the engine contain extremely dangerous carbon
monoxide gas. This gas is colorless, odorless, tasteless and
deadly poisonous.
• Keep children and pets away.
• Be aware that the equipment may unexpectedly bounce upward or jump forward if the tines should strike extremely hard
packed soil, frozen ground, or buried obstacles such as large
stones, roots or stumps. If you are in doubt about the tilling
conditions, always use the following operating precautions to
assist you in maintaining control of the equipment:
a. Stand behind the equipment, using both hands on the
handlebars. Relax your arms, but use a secure hand grip.
b. Start tilling at shallow depths, working gradually deeper
with each pass.
c. Clear the tilling area of all large stones, roots, and other
debris.
d. In an emergency, stop the tines by releasing the engine
throttle lever on the handlebar. To stop the engine, move
the engine On-Off switch to OFF.
• Do not overload the machine’s capacity by attempting to till
too deeply at too fast a rate.
• Never operate the equipment on slippery surfaces. Look
behind and use care when backing up.
• Do not operate the equipment on a slope that is too steep for
safety. When on slopes, slow down and make sure you have
good footing.
• Never allow bystanders near the unit.
• Only use attachments and accessories that are factoryapproved.
• Never operate the equipment without good visibility or good
light.
• Never operate the unit if you are tired, or under the influence
of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
• Do not tamper with the engine governor settings on the
machine; the governor controls the maximum safe operating
speed and protects the engine and all other moving parts from
damage caused by engine overspeed. Authorized service shall
be sought if a problem exists.
• Do not touch engine parts which may be hot from operation.
Allow parts to cool before inspecting, cleaning or repairing.
• Remember: you can stop the tines by releasing the engine
throttle lever. Move the engine On-Off switch to OFF to shut the
engine off.
• Never transport this machine when the engine is running.
• Terminals and non-insulated electrical parts shall be protected against shorting during normal servicing, refueling or
lubrication.
• Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling the machine
toward you.
• Start the engine carefully according to instructions and with
feet well away from the tines.
MAINTENANCE/STORAGE
• Keep the tiller, attachments and accessories in safe working
condition.
• Check all nuts, bolts, and screws at frequent intervals for
proper tightness to be sure equipment is in safe working
condition.
• Never store equipment with fuel in fuel tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or spark (hot water and
space heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers, stoves, electric motors,
etc.).
• Allow the engine to cool before storing the equipment.
• Keep the engine free of grass, leaves, or grease to reduce the
chance of a fire hazard.
• 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.
• Never perform maintenance when engine is running or spark
plug wire is connected unless instructed to do so.
• If fuel tank must be drained, do so outdoors.
• Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for safe loading,
unloading, transport and storage of machine.
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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CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Tiller/Edger with
Edger Attachment. It has been designed, engineered and
manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problems you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized dealer or the
Factory.
Please read and retain this Manual. The instructions will help
you assemble and maintain your machine properly. Always
observe the “SAFETY RULES.”
WARNING
TO AVOID INJURY:
• READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL.
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
• KEEP ALL SAFETY DEVICES AND SHIELDS IN PLACE
AND WORKING.
• NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN OR UNINSTRUCTED
ADULTS TO OPERATE MACHINE.
• 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.
Product Specifications
HORSEPOWER:
DISPLACEMENT:
FUEL CAPACITY:
(24:1 gasoline to 2-cycle oil mixture)
SPARK PLUG (GAP 0.030-in.):
IGNITION
NET ENGINE WEIGHT
2 HP
3.0 CU. IN.
20 ozs.
Champion RCJ-6Y*
or equivalent
Electronic
7.5 LBS.
* Always replace spark plug with a resistor plug.
See Back Cover for
Customer Service Information
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES......................................................2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS.......................................4
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS .............................5
ASSEMBLY ...........................................................6
OPERATION ..........................................................9
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE .........................................13
STORAGE ...........................................................15
TROUBLESHOOTING ..............................................16
DECALS .............................................................16
REPAIR PARTS - TRANSMISSION...............................17
REPAIR PARTS - GENERAL ASSEMBLY ........................18
WARNING: This machine is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the
engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester muffler meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester muffler is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section
4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.
This engine is not equipped with a spark arrestor for the muffler. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your
nearest authorized Engine Dealer.
INDEX
Accessories and Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Aerator Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 12
Border/Edger Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 8
Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Control Lever, Engine Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Cultivating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
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.
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INDEX (CONTINUED)
Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Edging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Engine
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Engine On-Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,10
Fuel Mixture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Fuel Primer Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Recoil Start Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Starting Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Stopping Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Throttle Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Features/Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Fuel Mixture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Fuel Primer Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Gasoline/ Two-Cycle Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Handlebar Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 9
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Oil/Gasoline Mixture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Off-Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-19
Power Lawn Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Recoil Starter Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-19
Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Service Recommendation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Starter Rope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Tilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Tilling Depth Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Tilling Widths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Tine Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Tips/Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
OPERATOR’S
POSITION
References to LEFT and
RIGHT
RIGHT sides of the tiller
SIDE
are given from the operator’s position behind
the handlebars (unless
FORWARD
noted otherwise).
LEFT
SIDE
ACCESSORIES/ATTACHMENTS
The following accessories and attachments are available where
the Tiller/Edger was purchased. See your authorized dealer or
contact the Factory for details.
Power Lawn Rake Attachment – Model 12575
The Power Lawn Rake will help keep
your lawn healthy and vigorous.
Matted grass and debris not
only looks unattractive, but
stifles lawn growth and
overall health. This attachment mounts without tools
and features dozens of
tempered steel “fingers”
that spring off the surface
to penetrate and loosen
matted grass without disturbing root growth. An 18"-wide
swath covers a large lawn area quickly.
Lawn Aerator Attachment – Model 12574
Helps promote healthy, dense lawns by
aerating and loosening the soil to
contribute to better root
growth. Four tempered steel
tines puncture the
surface of the lawn, letting
nutrients more easily reach
the roots. Assembles
without tools. When
mounted, it takes the
place of the standard tine
sections.
W, X, Y, Z
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CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK
Parts bag contents (not shown full size)
(1) Border/Edger Wheel
(2) Bushings for Narrow Width Tilling
(1) Short Bushing
for Border/Edger
Parts packed separately in carton (not shown full size)
(1) Border/Edger Tine
ASSEMBLY
Read these instructions in their entirety before you attempt to
assemble or operate your new equipment.
The Border Edger Attachment does not need to be installed until
you are ready to do edging projects (refer to instructions in this
Section).
To ensure safe and proper operation of your machine, all parts
and hardware you install or adjust must be tightened securely.
Use the correct tools to ensure proper tightness.
IMPORTANT: The correct mixture of unleaded automotive gasoline and two-cycle motor oil (a 24:1 ratio of gasoline to twocycle oil) must be added to the fuel tank before starting the
engine. See instructions in this Section.
• Perform the assembly on a clean, level surface. Be careful not
to severely bend any of the control cables on the unit.
• Before starting any assembly steps, disconnect the engine
spark plug wire from the spark plug.
TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY: An adjustable wrench and a
slotted-head and a Phillips-head screwdriver may be needed to
tighten any loose hardware.
ASSEMBLY STEPS
STEP 1: Unfold and Adjust Handlebars
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to pinch any wires or cables while
unfolding and adjusting the handlebars.
• Loosen the two handlebar knobs (A, Figure 1) and unfold the
handlebars into the operating position. Do not use force — if
there is binding, continue to loosen the knobs.
• There are two height settings holes in the upper handlebar.
The unit is shipped with the handlebar knobs in the lowest
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
• Inspect your machine immediately. If you find or suspect
damage to the carton or contents, contact your local authorized dealer or the Factory for assistance.
• Remove any packing material. Check for small parts before
discarding the packing material or carton.
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ASSEMBLY
height setting holes. If this height is correct for you, simply
tighten the two handlebar knobs. If a higher setting is
desired, reposition the handlebar knobs, mounting screws
and washers in the other set of holes.
• Check the locations of the three plastic ties (C, Figure 1). The
ties must be positioned as shown.
NOTE: There is just one handlebar storage position – folded
over the engine as originally shipped.
WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol-blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before
storage for 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See “STORAGE” instructions for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
STEP 3: Add a Mixture of Gasoline
and Two-Cycle Oil to the Fuel Tank
B
C
DANGER
• Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and
explosive. Keep gasoline away from possible
ignition sources.
• Do not smoke while mixing the gasoline and two-cycle oil
together or when filling the fuel tank.
• Never fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot.
Failure to follow these precautions could result in the fuel
igniting, causing personal injury or property damage.
C
A
A
IMPORTANT: Read the separate Engine Owner’s Manual before
starting the engine.
• Use clean, high quality 2-cycle oil, NMMA TC-WII or TCW3. DO NOT USE MULTI-VISCOSITY OIL!
• Use fresh, clean, unleaded regular, unleaded premium or
reformulated automotive gasoline only. DO NOT USE LEADED GASOLINE. NOTE: Do not use gasoline containing
methanol (wood alcohol). Fuel containing up to 10% ethanol
(gasohol) or up to 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
may be used, but requires special care when the engine is not
used for extended periods. See “STORAGE” instructions in
Engine Owner’s Manual for additional information.
• The fuel/oil mix ratio is 24:1 with the use of a NMMA classified oil. For new engines, use twice the normal oil quantity
for the first gallon of fuel. NOTE: Due to differences in fuel
and oil availability worldwide, Tecumseh recommends a 16:1
mix ratio if NMMA oil is not available.
• Do not mix fuel directly in engine fuel tank. Always use a
clean, safety-approved fuel container.
• To Mix:
1. Fill a clean, approved container one quarter full with
recommended gasoline.
2. Add recommended oil to gasoline per FUEL MIXTURE
CHART on next page.
3. Screw cap on container and shake vigorously. Then unscrew cap and fill container with gasoline as shown in
FUEL MIXTURE CHART. Once mixed, oil and gasoline will
not separate.
C
Figure 1: Loosen handlebar knobs and unfold handlebars. Slide
plastic ties to the locations shown.
STEP 2: Inspect and Tighten Hardware
• Check all nuts, bolts and screws on your unit and tighten as
needed. NOTE: Use a 7/16" socket with an extension to check
hardware at ends of handlebar.
IMPORTANT: Do not tighten the engine governor screw
(A, Figure 2). This screw is factory-adjusted for proper engine
operation.
A
Figure 2: Do not adjust or tighten the engine governor screw.
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ASSEMBLY
• Install the short bushing (D, Figure 4) on the right-hand or
left-hand tine shaft. Then place the Border/Edger wheel (C)
on the same shaft – the wheel hub should face toward the
tiller. Insert the ring lock pin through the rounded side of the
tine shaft and snap the ring down over the shaft (see
“DETAIL”, Figure 4).
• Slide the long bushing (B) on the opposite side shaft. Then
install the Border/Edger tine (A) and secure it with the ring
lock pin. See the Operation Section for information and full
instructions on using the Border/Edger Attachment.
FUEL MIXTURE CHART
(Mixture Ratio is 24 parts gasoline to 1 part two-cycle oil)
U.S. Measure
Gas
1 Gal.
2 Gal.
Metric Measure
Oil
5 oz.
11 oz.
Petrol
Oil
4 liters
8 liters
167 ml
333 ml
Fill Fuel Tank:
• Engine must be cool. Clean area around fuel tank cap and
remove cap. Insert a clean funnel into the fuel tank.
• Slowly pour gasoline/oil mixture into fuel tank. Fill tank no
higher than 1/2" from top of tank to allow for gasoline expansion. Install fuel cap and clean up any fuel spills.
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STEP 4: To Make Borders and Edges,
Install the Edger Attachment
To create borders or edges near walks, driveways, flower beds,
etc., you must remove the four tine sections and install the
Edger Attachment (this attachment was supplied with the unit –
see Page 6).
To Install the Edger Attachment:
Figure 3: Remove ring lock pins and tines from both sides of the
tine shaft. Keep left and right-side tines separated and marked for
easier reinstallation.
WARNING
Contact with rotating tines or other moving parts can cause
serious personal injury.
Before installing or removing attachments, or adjusting or
servicing the machine, stop the engine, let all moving parts
come to a complete stop, disconnect the spark plug wire and
move the wire away from the spark plug.
DETAIL -Ring Lock Pin
This side
faces out
• Collect the following parts (see Figure 4): (A) Border/Edger
Tine; (B) Long Bushing; (C) Border/Edger Wheel; and (D)
Short Bushing.
• Prop the machine carefully on the front of the tubular carrying
handle. The work surface should be firm and flat. NOTE:
Usually the Border/Edger Tine is mounted on the right-side of
the unit for right-handed persons, and on the left-side of the
unit for left-handed persons.
• Flip open the ring on the two ring lock pins (E, Figures 3 and
4) and remove the ring lock pin on each tine shaft.
IMPORTANT: The ring lock pin is under spring tension – wear
gloves to protect your fingers when removing or replacing the
ring lock pin.
• It is important for proper tilling performance that the tine
sections be later reinstalled in their original positions. Therefore, mark the position of each tine section (Left-Outer, Left-Inner, etc.) before removing them. Refer to Figures 3 and 12 for
tine position information.
C
D
E
E
B
A
Figure 4: The Border/Edger tine (A) can be mounted on left or right
sides of machine (with long bushing B). The Border/Edger wheel
(C) mounts on the other side (with short bushing D).
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT
READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR EQUIPMENT. Know the
location and function of all features and controls on the equipment. Save this manual for future reference.
Engine On-Off Switch (A, Fig. 5-Engine Detail)
Move switch to ON prior to starting engine. Move switch to
OFF to stop the engine.
WARNING
Contact with rotating tines or other moving parts will cause
serious personal injury!
Before inspecting or servicing any part of the machine, shut
off engine, let all moving parts come to a complete stop, disconnect the spark plug wire and move the wire away from the
spark plug.
Handlebar Height Adjustment (B, Fig. 5)
Two height settings, plus a storage position are available. Refer
to STEP 1: Unfold and Adjust Handlebars in the Assembly
Section for adjustment instructions.
Tilling Depth Adjustment Knob (C, Fig. 5)
Loosen this knob to allow the wheel bracket (K) to move up or
down on the height adjustment bar (L). The wheel bracket
helps to control the tilling depth. Move the bracket down for
deeper tilling; up for shallower tilling. It is recommended that
you first use a shallow tilling setting, with the wheel bracket in a
fairly high position. Keep in mind that any adjustment must
result in your personal comfort and control.
IMPORTANT: Do not move the wheel bracket any higher than
the top of the adjustment bar.
Engine Detail
ULL TO
START
A
G
J
Adjustable Tine Positions (D, Fig. 5)
The four tine sections are assembled at the factory for maximum performance under a wide variety of conditions. If needed, the two outer tine sections can be removed to permit narrower tilling or close cultivating, and the two inner tine sections
can be swapped for tilling in very stony soil. For further details,
refer to Optional Tine Positions in the Operation Section.
M
B
J
E
Carrying Handle (E, Fig. 5)
When the handlebar is folded in the storage position the unit is
perfectly balanced and can be carried by the carrying handle.
The carrying handle also serves as a tie-down anchor point.
B
F
J
C
K
L
Engine Recoil Start Rope (F, Fig. 5)
Use the recoil start rope to start the engine. It should be pulled
out slowly until resistance is felt, then pulled rapidly. Always let
the rope rewind slowly.
Engine Throttle Lever (G, Fig. 5)
Squeeze this lever to start tine rotation and to vary the tine
speed. Release the lever to stop all tine motion. When starting
the engine, this lever must not be squeezed.
D
Fuel Primer Bulb (M, Fig. 5-Engine Detail)
Use the fuel primer bulb injects fuel into the carburetor for easier starting. Priming the engine for starting is necessary unless
the engine is warm and has fuel in the tank. See detailed priming instructions in the engine starting instructions.
IMPORTANT: After each squeeze or push on the priming bulb,
hesitate before repeating. This lets fuel move more efficiently
by letting air re-enter the bulb.
Figure 5: Features and controls.
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OPERATION
PRE-START PREPARATION
Before starting the engine, perform the following checks and
services:
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug.
• Put the engine On-Off switch in the OFF position.
• Check that all wires and cables are properly and securely connected. It is very important that the three plastic cable ties (J,
Figure 5) be positioned as shown. The control cables must
not be kinked or jammed in the handlebar.
High-Volume
Priming Position
Standard-Volume
Priming Position
Figure 6: Fuel primer bulb.
• Adjust handlebar height to desired position (see Assembly
Section).
A
• Check hardware for tightness.
B
• Add the correct fuel mixture (see Assembly Section).
C
• Adjust the tilling depth as follows:
a. Loosen tilling depth adjustment knob (A, Fig. 7).
b. Move wheel bracket (B, Figure 7) up in relation to the
height adjustment bar (C). Moving the bracket upward
results in shallower tilling, which is recommended for initial use. IMPORTANT: Do not move the wheel bracket
any higher than the top of the adjustment bar.
Figure 7
c. Retighten the depth adjustment knob.
STOPPING AND STARTING THE ENGINE
• Reconnect the spark plug wire.
WARNING
DANGER
Do not squeeze Engine Throttle Lever while starting the
engine.
Tines may propel the machine forward if the engine speed is
advanced from idle. Failure to comply can result in personal
injury or property damage.
Gasoline is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive.
Follow these safety practices to prevent injury from fire or
explosion:
• Never fill fuel tank when the engine is running or when it is
still hot from operation. Allow the engine and muffler to
cool before refueling.
• Do not allow open flames, sparks, matches, or smoking in
fueling area.
• Fill fuel tank outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
• Wipe up any spills and move tiller away from fumes before
starting engine.
• Use only an approved fuel container and lock it safely away
from children.
• Store fuel and machine in a well-ventilated area. Do not
store fuel or equipment in an area where fuel vapors could
reach an open flame or spark, or an ignition source (such
as hot water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers, stoves,
electric motors, etc.).
• Allow engine to cool before storing machine.
Stopping the Engine
To stop the engine, move the engine On-Off Switch to the OFF
position.
Starting the Engine
Move the engine On-Off Switch to the ON position. Then, determine which of the next three starting conditions to use:
Priming When First Time Starting:
Use this priming method to start a new engine for the first time,
or after running out of gas, or after extended storage. Use
thumb and forefinger to squeeze the side of the primer bulb that
is in line with the light colored rib on the primer body, as shown
in Figure 6 (High-Volume Priming Position). Squeeze the
primer bulb six (6) times. This process removes air from the
priming system. As fuel enters the priming system, the priming
action will feel more firm.
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OPERATION
Priming When Cold Starting:
Use this priming method to start the engine after it has been
sitting or has been in brief storage, and has fuel in the tank.
Use the Standard-Volume Priming Position (Figure 6) and push
in top of primer bulb two (2) times for above 550F, or three (3)
times if below 550F.
When Warm Starting:
Do not use the primer to restart the engine after it has been
stopped after running, still has fuel in the tank, and has not
cooled completely.
Pull Out Recoil Start Rope:
After priming the engine (if required), assume the starting position, keeping your feet positioned safely away from the tines.
See Figure 8.
Put one hand on the upper handlebar to stabilize the machine.
Use the other hand to pull out the recoil start rope, slowly, until
it pulls slightly harder. Let rope rewind slowly. Then, with a
quick arm motion, pull the rope all the way out, up to ten (10)
times. Let the start rope rewind slowly.
Allow the engine to warm up for several seconds. If engine
either fails to start or to continue running, push in primer bulb
two (2) times. Grasp starter rope and pull with a rapid, full
stroke, up to ten (10) times.
TROUBLESHOOTING: Push the primer bulb in two (2) more
times. Using a rapid full stroke, pull out the starting rope up to
ten (10) times. If engine still does not start, wait 15 minutes.
Do not prime engine further. Grasp start rope and pull with a
rapid, full stroke up to ten (10) times.
Figure 8: Starting
position.
Figure 9: Assume operator’s
position once engine starts.
the ground. Squeeze and release the Engine Throttle Lever –
the engine should speed up and then return to idle speed. At
idle, the tines should stop rotating or they may rotate very
slowly. Lowering them back to the ground should stop any
rotation.
NOTE: If the tines continue to rotate when the engine is idling,
either the idle speed is too high or the centrifugal clutch is
malfunctioning. If this occurs, contact the Factory or your local
authorized dealer.
• Squeeze the Engine Throttle Lever to start the tines rotating.
Lower the tines to begin digging. Firmly hold the handlebars
to prevent the machine from moving forward too quickly and
to allow enough time for the tines to dig deeply enough.
BASIC OPERATION
• Use your machine for busting sod, preparing seedbeds and
for cultivating in gardens and flower beds.
• The machine is easy to operate, but it is important that you
start out slowly and read this Section thoroughly before
putting it to use.
• Please remember that tilling depth is determined by soil conditions, the depth adjustment setting, engine speed and the
amount of pressure applied to the handlebars. With experience, you will find the right combinations for a variety of tilling
and cultivating applications. Generally, the machine provides
best results when the soil has moderate moisture content and
a granular texture.
• Let the machine do most of the work. The tines will pull the
machine forward, letting you adjust forward speed by pressing down or lifting the handlebars.
Tilling Patterns
• When preparing a seedbed, go over the same path twice in the
first row, then overlap one-half (1/2) the machine width on
each succeeding pass (Figure 10).
• After going up and down the rows in one direction, make second passes at a right angle across the original passes (Figure
11). Again, overlap each pass to thoroughly pulverize the
entire seedbed area. In very hard ground, it may take three
(3) or four (4) passes before the desired depth is achieved.
• If your garden is not wide enough to till lengthwise and then
crosswise, then first overlap by one-half (1/2) the machine
width, followed by successive passes at one-quarter (1/4)
machine width. This overlapping method assures thorough
breaking-up of the ground.
TILLING AND CULTIVATING
• Roll the machine to the work area.
• Adjust the tilling depth to the desired position (see Pre-Start
Preparation on the previous page).
• Start the engine (see Stopping and Starting the Engine on the
previous page). Assume the operator’s position behind the
handlebars, facing forward toward the engine. Using the handlebar, tilt the machine backward enough to raise the tines off
Figure 10: Use an overlap
technique on every pass.
11
Figure 11: Make a second set
of passes at a right angle over
the first set of passes.
OPERATION
Tips and Techniques
WARNING
• Adjust engine speed to suit the tilling conditions. Remember
that the rotating tines help to pull the machine forward. Use
slower speeds and a shallow depth setting when learning to
use the unit and whenever you are tilling on hard, rough or
uneven ground.
• The amount of pressure applied to the handlebars helps to
control tilling depth. Depending upon soil firmness and texture, you may have to push down or lift up on the handlebars
to achieve the correct tilling depth.
• Set the handlebars at a height which provides maximum control at all times. The machine should feel comfortable and
well-balanced.
• If the machine stays and tills in one spot, try swinging the
handlebars from side to side to start it moving forward again.
Contact with rotating tines will cause serious personal injury.
Before attempting to remove or clean tines, stop the engine,
let all moving parts stop completely, then disconnect spark
plug wire and move wire away from plug.
Tilling Depths
A
• Do not try to till too deeply in the first pass through sod or
very hard ground. If the machine jumps or bucks, use a shallower depth setting and reduce the engine speed. With each
succeeding pass, till more deeply.
• Apply downward pressure on the handlebars for shallower tilling. Lift the handlebars to dig more deeply.
• For easier tilling, water very hard soil a few days before tilling.
Avoid soggy or wet soil. Wait a day or two after heavy rain for
the ground to dry.
B
Figure 12: “A” shows all four
tine gangs in standard position;
“B” shows two outer gangs
removed for narrow tilling; “C”
shows the two inner gangs have
been swapped for stony tilling
conditions.
C
Cultivating
• The machine is well-suited for cultivating (shallow tilling that
disrupts weeds and aerates the upper crust of soil).
• Shallow tilling is very important! Do not till deeper than 1"-2"
to avoid injuring nearby plant roots. Cultivate often, so that
weeds do not grow large and cause needless tangling in the
tines.
• With careful planning, you can space the seed rows far
enough apart to allow sufficient room for the machine to cultivate after the plants have grown.
Making Border Edges
Use the Edger Attachment to make clean, sharp edges next to
walkways, driveways, paths, planted areas, patios, etc. Refer to
page 8 for instructions on attaching this accessory.
Take your time when edging.
Decide how far away the edge is
going to be from the walk or
drive, then slowly proceed
using the walk or drive as
your sight line.
The built-in maneuverability
of the equipment helps you
create a near-perfect circle,
or to easily negotiate a
meandering or abruptlychanging path.
Optional Tine Positions
Depending upon the tilling project, you have a choice of three
tine patterns:
Wide Tine Pattern – As shipped from the factory, the unit is set
up for general tilling and cultivating. This 10" wide tine pattern
(the maximum tilling width) uses all four tine sections arranged
as shown in Figure 12 “A”.
Narrow Tine Pattern – For a narrow, 4-1/2" tilling width, remove
the outside tine section on the left- and right-sides (see “B”,
Figure 12). This width is particularly well-suited for flower beds.
The tine removal procedure is explained in the Maintenance/
Repairs Section.
Stony Soil Tine Pattern – When tilling deeply in stony soil,
stones may become jammed between the inner tines and the
machine hood. To minimize jamming, swap the positions of the
two inner tine sections (see “C”, Figure 12). The procedure for
doing so is explained in the Maintenance/Repairs Section.
Figure 13
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MAINTENANCE/SERVICE
REQUIRED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the
machine, shut off engine, let all moving
parts come to a complete stop, disconnect
the spark plug wire and move the wire away
from the spark plug.
Failure to follow these instructions can result
in personal injury or property damage.
Note (1) – After first five (5) hours of use.
Note (2) – Clean daily when conditions are extremely
dusty or dirty.
Note (3) – Spark plug may be checked annually or
every 100 operating hours.
REQUIRED MAINTENANCE
Before
Each
Use
After
Each
Use
Check Tightness of Bolts and Nuts
Clean Engine Cooling System
Every Every End
25
75
of
Hours Hours Season
•
•
Check Transmission Lubricant (1)
•
Service Air Filter (2)
•
•
Inspect Spark Plug (3)
•
Clean Machine
•
Clean Engine Exhaust Ports
(see Factory or authorized Dealer)
•
•
Clean Tine Shaft
• Clean the transmission housing to prevent dirt and debris
from entering the transmission.
• Remove the three threaded plugs (A, B and C, Figure 14) from
the transmission. Lubricant should be visible in the top two
holes (B and C). If so, replace all three plugs. If lubricant is
needed, proceed as follows.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Transmission Maintenance
The transmission was lubricated with grease at the factory and
it should not require any further lubrication.
However, you should check the lubricant level after the first five
(5) hours of operation and every twenty-five (25) operating
hours thereafter. If needed, use a high-quality, automotivegrade petroleum-base grease.
To lubricate the transmission:
• Place the nozzle of a standard grease gun firmly against the
rim of the middle hole (B, Figure 14) and add grease until it
begins to seep from the bottom hole (A). Reinstall the plug in
the bottom hole (A). Next apply grease to the top fill hole (C)
until it begins to seep from the middle hole (B). Reinstall the
plugs in the middle (B) and top (C) holes.
• Before reinstalling the tines, use a fine grade sandpaper to
clean any rust off the tine shaft. Apply a few drops of oil to
the tine shaft to make future tine removal easier.
WARNING
Before tipping engine or equipment to service transmission,
drain fuel from tank by running engine until fuel tank is
empty.
To check the transmission:
• Stop the engine, let it cool and disconnect the spark plug wire
before proceeding.
• Place the machine down on its left side so the right end of the
tine shaft points up.
• Remove the right-side tines (see Tine Removal and Installation in this Section).
Other Lubrication Points
• Handlebar Adjustment Knobs: Spray occasionally with a silicone type lubricant.
• Engine Throttle Lever Cable: Squeeze the lever closed and
spray a lubricant (such as WD40) into the cable area.
• Tine Shaft: After each use, remove the tines, clean the tine shaft
with sandpaper and apply a light coat of oil to the tine shaft.
Hardware
A
Before each use, check that all hardware is in place and tightened securely.
B
C
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Engine Lubrication
The engine is a two-cycle engine. Lubrication is provided by
mixing two-cycle oil with unleaded regular gasoline as described
in the Assembly Section. Attempting to operate the engine on
gasoline alone will cause the engine to overheat and seize up.
Figure 14: Transmission lubricant check and fill locations (A,B,C).
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MAINTENANCE/SERVICE
Engine Air Filter
Primer Bulb
Primer Line
Idle Speed Screw (Silver)
Idle Mixture Screw (Black)
Fuel Line
It is very important that air filter service be performed according to the maintenance schedule. Refer to the separate Engine
Owner’s Manual for inspection and cleaning instructions.
IMPORTANT: Never run engine without air filter assembly properly installed.
Carburetor Adjustment
Fuel Tank
WARNING
Do not tamper with the engine governor screw which is
factory-set for the proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine beyond the factory high speed setting can be dangerous and will void the engine warranty. Authorized service
shall be sought if a problem exists.
Figure 15: Idle Mixture Screw can be adjusted.
Spark Plug
Inspect the spark plug annually or every 75 operating hours according to the instructions in the separate Engine Owner’s Manual. Use a wire feeler gauge to be sure the gap is .030". For replacement use Champion RCJ-6Y or equivalent (a resistor
spark plug must be used for replacement).
WARNING
The temperature of the muffler and adjacent engine areas
may exceed 150oF (65oC). Contact may cause burns. Avoid
these areas. Remove the spark plug lead and ground the
lead to the engine to prevent accidental starts and fires.
Failure to do this could cause personal injury.
Cooling System
It is important to frequently check and remove grass clippings,
dirt and other debris that accumulates on the engine, cooling
fins, air intake screen and on levers and linkages. This helps to
ensure adequate air cooling and correct engine speed.
If the engine is running poorly or has low power while tilling, an
adjustment to the carburetor may solve the problem. However,
first inspect and service the spark plug and the air filter before
making a carburetor adjustment. If the engine continues to run
poorly (and the fuel mixture is fresh), proceed to the following
carburetor adjustment instructions.
This factory-engineered instruction is designed to provide continued optimum engine operating performance after the engine
break-in period, which is approximately 5 to 10 hours. The adjustment, when properly performed as described below, will not
void the engine warranty. A common screwdriver is needed. If
you prefer, see an authorized engine dealer for adjustment.
Prior to Carburetor Adjustment:
• Let engine cool for 30 minutes before continuing.
• From the operator’s position behind the handlebars, lay the
machine down on its left side (muffler side).
Carburetor Adjustment:
• Locate the carburetor idle mixture screw (Figure 15). It is
directly under the air filter and is black. Do Not Adjust The
Silver-Colored Screw.
• Turn the idle mixture screw 1/16 of a turn clockwise.
• Return the unit to its normal upright operating position and
reconnect the spark plug wire.
If the engine continues to run poorly, please contact an authorized engine dealer.
TINE REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
WARNING
Avoid contact with the cutting edges on the tines.
To avoid personal injury when removing or installing tines,
wear heavy work gloves. The engine must be off, all moving
parts completely stopped, and the spark plug wire disconnected from the spark plug and moved away from the plug.
The tines will wear with use and they should be replaced if tilling seems to take longer than usual or if the soil is not being
mixed as thoroughly. Also, in addition to the standard 10" tilling width tine configuration, the tines can be arranged in two
other configurations: (1) A narrow, 41/2" tilling width for smaller
areas and (2) A special pattern for stony soil conditions.
IMPORTANT: The ring lock pin (A, Figure 16) is under spring
tension – wear gloves to protect your fingers when removing or
replacing the ring lock pin.
Tine Pattern for a Narrow, 4-1/2" Wide Tilling Width:
• Prop the machine forward so it rests on the front of the tubular carrying handle. The work surface should be flat and firm.
• Flip open the ring (A, Figure 16) on the left side ring lock pin
and remove the ring lock pin.
• Remove the outer tine section (do not remove inner tine section) and mark it as to which side it is from (left or right) and
whether it’s an outer or inner tine section.
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MAINTENANCE/SERVICE
• Slide one of the long bushings (provided with unit) onto the
shaft. See Figure 17. Insert the ring lock pin through the
rounded side of the tine shaft and snap the ring down over the
shaft (see DETAIL, Figure 4, in the Assembly Section).
• Repeat on the opposite side of the machine.
STORAGE
WARNING
• Never store your equipment when there is a fuel mixture in
the fuel tank.
• Never place your equipment near any source of sparks or
open flame (such as from a hot water heater, a space
heater or clothes dryer).
Failure to comply can result in serious personal injury or
property damage.
Tine Pattern for Stony Soil Conditions:
• Prop the machine forward so it rests on the front of the tubular carrying handle. The work surface should be flat and firm.
• If tilling in stony soil, remove the ring lock pin (A, Figure 16)
from both sides of the unit. Remove both outer tine sections.
Mark each section as a left or right side tine and whether it is
an inner or outer section.
• Remove the inner tine sections and swap their positions (the
inner right side section goes on the left side of the machine,
and vice versa).
• Reinstall the two outer tine sections on the sides from which
they were removed. See Figure 18.
• Insert the ring lock pins through the rounded side of the tine
shafts and snap the rings down over the shafts (see DETAIL,
Figure 4, in the Assembly Section).
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from
forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experience indicates that alcohol-blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol
or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the
fuel system of an engine while in storage.
To Replace Worn Tine Sections:
• Prop the machine forward so it rests on the front of the tubular carrying handle. The work surface should be flat and firm.
• Remove the ring lock pin (A, Figure 16) from both sides of the
unit. Remove the old tine sections and replace them with new
tine sections. Refer to Figure 16 and the tine pattern shown in
the Parts List for tine positioning details. (The tines are excessively worn if tilling takes much longer than before and the
soil is not being mixed thoroughly.) Insert the ring lock pins
through the rounded side of the tine shafts and snap the ring
over the shaft (see DETAIL, Figure 4, in the Assembly
Section).
Off-Season Storage Procedure
• Drain the fuel tank of all of the gasoline/two-cycle oil mixture.
NOTE: Do not use a fuel mixture that is older than one season
in order to avoid varnish deposits throughout the fuel system.
Dispose of the fuel mixture properly.
• Start engine and run until fuel mixture is used up. This will
prevent poor performance from stale fuel when your equipment is taken out of storage.
NOTE: If “Gasohol” has been used, complete above instructions and then put 1/2 pint of gasoline properly mixed with
two-cycle oil (see Fuel Mixing Chart) into fuel tank and repeat
above instructions.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer (such as STA-BIL) is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during
storage. Add stabilizer to the fuel mixture in the fuel tank or
the fuel storage container. Always follow the mix ratio instructions on the stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the
carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using
fuel stabilizer.
• Let engine cool down after fuel mixture has been used up.
Clean dirt and debris from engine cooling fins, linkage and
other engine surfaces.
• Pull starter handle slowly until resistance is felt due to compression pressure, then stop. Release starter tension slowly
to prevent engine from reversing due to compression pressure. This position will close both the intake and exhaust ports
to prevent corrosion of the piston and cylinder bore.
• Remove tines. Clean all soil and debris from dust covers and
tine shaft. Lubricate tine shaft with light oil. Replace tines.
• Cover engine and store equipment in a dry, sheltered location.
A
Figure 16: Remove ring lock pin (A) to take off tines.
Figure 17: Narrow tilling tine
configuration.
Figure 18: Stony soil tine
configuration.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Engine does not start.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Spark plug wire disconnected.
1. Reconnect wire to spark plug.
2. Out of gas/two-cycle oil fuel mixture.
2. Check fuel tank. Add fuel mixture.
3. Stale fuel mixture.
3. Drain old mixture. Add fresh mixture.
4. Priming procedure not correct.
4. Refer to priming instructions
and starting procedure in manual.
5. Dirty air filter(s).
5. Clean or replace air filters.
6. Worn, corroded or broken spark plug.
6. Replace spark plug.
7. Engine On-Off Switch in OFF position.
7. Move engine On-Off Switch to ON.
Engine runs poorly or
1. Fouled spark plug.
1. Remove, inspect, clean spark plug.
has low power under
2. Dirty air filter(s).
2. Clean or replace dirty air filters.
tilling conditions.
3. Stale fuel mixture.
3. Drain old mixture. Add fresh mixture.
4. Carburetor out of adjustment.
4. Adjust carburetor referring to instructions in manual.
1. Engine cooling system clogged.
1. Remove blower housing. Remove
debris.
2. Carburetor out of adjustment.
2. Authorized Engine Dealer.
1. Object wedged between tines and hood.
1. Remove wedged object.
2. Internal transmission problem.
2. Authorized Engine Dealer.
Engine overheats.
Tines stop rotating.
OPERATING AND SAFETY DECALS
ON
1918221.A(1/00)
Decals are not shown at full size. See Repair Parts pages for reordering information.
1917248.A (1/99)
1917250.A (1/99)
On top of handlebars
On rear, left-side of tine
shield
OFF
1917249.A (1/99)
On back of
engine near
engine On-Off
switch
On rear, right-side of tine
shield
16
On top, left-side of tine
shield
REPAIR PARTS – Model 12207
2
13
21
19
7
5
A
22
18
6
18
A
B
A
23
24
B
9
3
B
10
1
4
A
13
A
8
20
14, 15
5
3
16, 17
24
22
23
14, 15
11, 12
22
TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY
Ref # Part #
1
2
1915039
1915040
3
4
5
6
7
8
1983632
1918307
1983731
1983636
1983637
1904416
9
10
11
1909923
1185741
1111600
Description
Transmission Case - left-side.
(Incl. pressed-in bushing) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Case - right-side.
(Incl. pressed-in bushing) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Worm Input Shaft Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bearing, Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thrust Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ball Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shaft Assembly. (Incl. pressed-on worm
gear and two ring lock pins) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Seal, Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plug, 1/8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hex Screw, 1/4-20 x 7/8 (five locations,
identified as “A” on transmission case) . . .
Ref # Part #
Qty
12
1100069
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
1817146
1983635
1983640
1983641
1983642
1983638
1107381
1983663
1909486
1747166
1915055
1983713
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
5
A/R – As Required
17
Description
Qty
Hex Screw, 1/4-20 x 1 (three locations,
identified as “B” on transmission case) . . . 3
Locknut, Nyloc, 1/4-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Thrust Washer, Output (.050") . . . . . . . . . . . .A/R
Thrust Washer, Output (.040") . . . . . . . . . . . .A/R
Thrust Washer, Input (.020") . . . . . . . . . . . . .A/R
Thrust Washer, Input (.035") . . . . . . . . . . . . .A/R
Thrust Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Flat Washer, 1/4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Hex Hd. Screw, 1/4-20 x 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Clutch Drum and Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Set Screw, 1/4-28 x 3/8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Dust Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Felt Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
REPAIR PARTS – Model 12207
7
4
9
5
42
SEE PREVIOUS PAGE
6
49
42
13
1
48
46
47
13
8
45
16
44
20
45
15
44
18
14
13
17
21
18
19
42
37
35
36
31
19
42
32
38
24
27
34
43
23
39
25
33
41
40
26
28
22
40
29
30
18
REPAIR PARTS – Model 12207
Ref # Part #
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
1918303
1909936
1918221
1917451
1918123
1750608
1731025
1909775
1763682
1918120001
1918121001
1909720
1983663
1107381
1817146
*
1909487
1918310
1918336
1917249
1917248
1917250
1186292
1186387
1100241
Description
Handlebar Assy. (Incl. Refs. 4 & 5) . . . . . . . .
Decal - On/Off Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . .
Decal - Throttle Lever Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebar Grip, PVC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Throttle Lever and Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pan Hd. Screw, #10-16 x 1-1/2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Saddle Hd. Screw, 5/16-18 x 2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Spacer, Throttle Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plastic Wire Tie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lower Handlebar - Left-Side . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lower Handlebar - Right-Side . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foam Sleeve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hex Hd. Screw, 1/4-20 x 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flat Washer, 1/4-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hex Locknut, 1/4-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine (Incl. Ref. 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Rotor and Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tine Shield (Incl. Refs. 23, 24, 25 & 26) . . . .
Decal - Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Decal - Warning, Rotating TInes . . . . . . . . . .
Decal - Warning, Hot Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . .
Decal - Caution, Operation Hazards . . . . . . .
Hex Hd. Screw, #10-24 x 1/2 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flange Locknut, #10-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lock Washer, 1/4-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ref # Part #
Qty
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
1
2
2
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
4
1100807
1909540
1909539
1909712
1909711
1909680001
90077
1909835
1100069
1909517001
1917754
9532
1904321
1981022010
1763767
1177038
Description
Hex Cap Screw, 1/4-20 x 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outer Tine - Right-Hand Side . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inner Tine - Right-Hand Side . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outer Tine - Left-Hand Side . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inner Tine - Left-Hand Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carriage Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hex Hd. Screw, 1/4-20 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ring Lock Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tine Hood Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lock Washer, 5/16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Qty
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
2
4
2
1
2
2
EDGER ATTACHMENT
46
47
48
49
1903777
1903778
1983648
1915054
Edger Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bushing - Short . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bushing - Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edger Tine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
1
1
1
ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS
---- 12575
* Order parts from your local authorized engine dealer. Refer to engine nameplate
for model/type number.
19
Power Lawn Rake Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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.
Customer Service and Technical Service
If you have questions or problems with the
unit, contact your local dealer or the factory.
(When calling or writing, provide the
Model/Serial Numbers of the unit.)
MA I L
Model/Serial Numbers
A Model Number/Serial Number decal is located on the
handlebar. For ready reference, record these numbers in the
spaces below.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
IMPORTANT:
Left and right sides of the unit are determined by standing
behind the unit, in the operator’s position, and facing in the
direction of forward travel.
NOTICE:
We reserve the right to change specifications, add
improvements or discontinue the manufacture of any of our
equipment without notice or obligation to purchasers of our
equipment.
Replacement Parts
Factory specified replacement parts are
available from your authorized dealer or
directly from the factory. When ordering
parts, be sure to provide the following:
• Model/Serial Numbers of unit.
• Part number of the part needed.
• Part description.
• Quantity needed.
NOTE: All replacement parts must conform to our rigid quality
specifications. Although some parts we provide may vary
slightly in shape, color or texture from the original parts, any
variations will not affect the fit or performance of these parts
on your unit.
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:
WARNING
Dealer Name:
We urge using only genuine replacement parts, which
meet all the latest requirements. Replacement parts manufactured by others could present safety hazards, even
though they may fit on the unit.
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) 391-7332
Outside the U.S.A. and Canada:
Customer Service: (518) 233-4807 • Technical Service: (518) 233-4808 • Parts Service: (518) 233-4806 • FAX: (518) 233-4622
1905617 (1/01)
Printed in U.S.A.
© 2001 Garden Way Incorporated
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