OPERATOR’S MANUAL 8 HP TILLER ATTACHMENT Model Number 190-758 IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 368022 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722. MTD PRODUCTS INC. P.O. BOX 368022 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A. FORM NO. 770-8371A SECTION 1: IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WARNING: THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH, IF NOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL- HEED ITS WARNING. Danger: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. 1. GENERAL OPERATION • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual before attempting to attach and operate your tiller. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference and for ordering replacement parts. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck under power, because the unit could tip over, causing serious personal injury. The unit must be pushed manually to load or unload properly. • Only allow responsible adults familiar with both the tiller and tractor instructions to operate the machine. Know controls and how to stop the machine quickly. • Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and closefitting slacks and shirts. Do not wear loose fitting clothes or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Never operate a unit in bare feet, sandals, or sneakers. • Do not put hands or feet under or near rotating parts. Keep clear of tiller tines at all times. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc. which could become caught in the tiller tines. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation or while performing an adjustment or repair, to protect eyes from foreign objects. • Check overhead clearance carefully before driving under power lines, wires, bridges or low hanging tree branches, before entering or leaving buildings, or in any other situation where the operator may be struck or pulled from the unit, which could result in serious injury. • Be sure the area is clear of other people and pets before tilling. Stop machine if anyone enters area. • Never carry passengers. Only the operator should ride on the unit and only ride in the seat. • Disengage all attachment clutches, thoroughly depress the brake pedal, and shift into neutral before attempting to start engine. • Disengage tiller before shifting into reverse and backing up. Always look down and behind before and while backing. 2. Slope Operation • Slow down before turning. Operate the tractor smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed. • Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not till on it. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always disengage attachment, place transmission in neutral, set park brake, stop engine and remove key before dismounting. DO: • Raise and disengage tiller before making sharp turns. Leaving tiller lowered and engage may adversely offset steering/control of machine. • Till up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, and objects hidden under the soil (e.g. rocks). Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. • Disengage tiller when not tilling. • Stop engine and wait until tiller comes to a complete stop before making any repairs, adjusting or removing any rocks or debris. • Use slow speed. Choose a low enough gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Always keep tractor in gear when going down slopes to take advantage of engine braking action. • Till only in good daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 2 • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of the machine to lift. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure vision. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires loose traction, disengage tiller and proceed slowly straight down the slope. 4. Service • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. • For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this unit on that area or serious injury could result. • Use only an approved container. • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling. Do not smoke. • Never refuel the machine indoors. DO NOT: • Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, or spark, such as a water heater, space heater, clothes dryer and the like. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not operate unit near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. A wheel over the edge or an edge caving in could cause sudden overturn. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Check frequently and keep nuts and bolts tight and keep equipment in safe working condition. • Do not operate tractor on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Use all guards as instructed in this manual. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. 3. Children • To reduce fire hazard, keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the tilling activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Stop and inspect the equipment for damage if you strike an object (e.g. rock). Repair, if necessary, before re-starting and operating the machine. • Keep children out of the tilling area and in watchful care of an adult other than the operator. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Muffler, engine, and belt guards become hot during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to cool down before touching. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with the safe machine operation. • Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. Danger: Your unit was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. If you violate any of these rules, you may cause serious injury to yourself or others. 3 SECTION 1: UNPACKING Remove the tiller, all loose parts and hardware pack from the carton before discarding the carton. Link Rod Assembly Extension Spring Stabilizer Link Contents of Hardware Pack: (See Figure 2) A (1) Flat Washer 1/2" I.D. x 1" O.D. B (1) Sleeve C (1) Ferrule D (2) Large Flat Washers E (3) Hairpin Clips F (1) Hairpin Clip G (1) Hex Nut 5/16-18 Thread H (1) Shoulder Bolt I (1) Clevis Pin J (1) Flat Washer 1/2" I.D. x 15/16" O.D. K (1) Spacer (Not Shown) L (1) Lock Washer (Not Shown) M (1) Flat Wash 5/8 ID x 1 1/4 OD N (1) Hairpin Hitch Bar Assembly Swivel Wheel Figure 1 H I J B A C E For shipping purposes, the engine oil dipstick has been placed between the engine and the gas tank. Insert dipstick into oil fill tube before operating the unit. G E D F M N Figure 2 SECTION 2: ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Hairpin Clip (E) IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE or OIL. After assembly, service engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. NOTE: Reference to right or left hand side of the mower is observed from the operating position. 1. Place spacer (K), then one flat washer (D) over swivel wheel shaft. Place swivel wheel in position on tiller. See Figure 3. Next, place other flat washer (D) over swivel wheel shaft. Secure with hairpin clip (E). See Figure 3. Flat Washer (D) Flat Washer (D) Spacer (K) Swivel Wheel Shaft Figure 3 Hex Nut (G) Shoulder Bolt (H) 2. Assemble the stabilizer link to front of chain case on tiller. Secure with shoulder bolt (H), lock washer (L) and hex nut (G). See Figure 4. Lock Washer (L) Stabilizer Link Figure 4 4 3. Place the link rod assembly through the slot in the tractor fender. See Figure 5. Slot In Tractor Frame Link Rod Assembly Figure 5 4. Thread ferrule (C) onto link rod assembly until approximately 1/4” of threads are showing. Place ferrule (C) through hole in bottom of lift handle on tractor. Slide washer (M) onto ferrule (C) and secure with hairpin clip (N). See Figure 6. Lift Handle Ferrule Link Rod Assembly 5. Remove the hitch rod from the rear of your tractor by removing the two hairpin clips. See Figure 7. Figure 6 NOTE: On 16 horsepower tractors, it is necessary Hairpin Clip to hold up the gasoline tank when removing and replacing the hitch rod. Hitch Rod 6. Place new hitch rod (longer) in position on rear of tractor. See Figure 7. Rear of Tractor 7. Place hitch bar assembly in position over ends of hitch rod and secure with hairpin cotters provided with tractor hitch bar. See Figure 8. Figure 7 Hitch Bar Assembly Flat End of Link Rod Assembly 8. Turn flat end of link rod assembly so that the notch is down. See Figure 8. Notch Figure 8 5 Weld Pin 9. Lift hitch bar assembly up and place sleeve (B) over weld stud on hitch bar. Next, place link rod over sleeve and secure with one flat washer (J) and hairpin clip (E). See Figure 9. Flat Washer (J) Hairpin Clip (E) Figure 9 Hairpin Clip Hitch Rod on Tractor 10. Back the tractor up to the tiller and hook the hitch bar assembly to it. See Figure 10. NOTE: Figure 10 is shown without the tractor for clarity. 11. Remove one hairpin clip from hitch rod on tiller, line up hitch bar assembly and install hitch rod. Secure with hairpin clip. See Figure 10. Hairpin Clip Hitch Bar Assembly Figure 10 Hairpin Clip (E) Clevis Pin (I) 12. Secure the stabilizer link to the hitch bar assembly with clevis pin (I), flat washer (A) and hairpin clip (E), as shown in Figure 11. Flat Washer (A) Figure 11 13. Using a piece of wire, hook one end of extension spring in the hole on the running board and the other end of spring to the notch in the linkage rod. See Figure 12. (On units with a one piece fender, remove one bolt which secures the bracket to the running board, closest to the frame, in order to attach the spring.) Hole in Running Board NOTE: Figure 12 is shown with the rear wheel Notch in Linkage Arm removed for clarity. It is not necessary to remove for assembly. Extension Spring Figure 12 6 A Wire Lead and four bolts, lock washers and nuts from the fender and running boards. Switch • Unplug the wire lead from the switch located on the right hand seat bracket. Plug the end of the adapter harness into the switch on the seat bracket. • Plug the wire lead on the tractor into the same end of the adapter harness. Adapter Harness • Attach the ground wire to a bolt on the tractor frame. • Plug the other end of the wire adapter into the wire harness on the tiller. Ground Wire NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the wire Adapter Harness adapter from your unit when the tiller is removed. If your tractor is equipped with a plug on the seat as shown in Figure 13B, connect the wire harness on the tiller to the tractor as follows. Disconnect the wire lead under the seat of the tractor from the wire harness on the tractor. Connect the plug on the tiller wire harness to the wire lead on the seat. See Figure 13B. B Wire Harness on Tractor WARNING: When removing the tiller Tiller Wire Harness attachment, make certain to reconnect the wire lead under the seat to the wire harness on the tractor. Failure to do so could result in serious personal injury. The seat switch is a safety device, designed for your protection. Never attempt to bypass its operation. Seat Wire Lead Figure 13 14. There are two different types of seat safety switches. Refer to Figure 13A and Figure 13B. If the seat switch on your tractor is as shown in Figure 13A, assemble the adapter harness as follows. 15. Raise and lower the tractor lift lever a couple of times to make sure that the tiller tines are going up and down. This tiller attachment is not designed to be raised off the ground by the tractor lift lever. It is designed to trail behind the tractor. The lift lever is only used to raise the lower the tines. • On units with a one-piece fender, first remove the fender from the unit by removing for selftapping screws from the top of the fender, SECTION 3: OPERATION GAS AND OIL FILL-UP Push Back To Engage Pull Forward To Disengage Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your mower. Read instructions carefully. WARNING: Never fill fuel tank indoors, with engine running or until the engine has been allowed to cool for at least two minutes after running. TO START ENGINE 1. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. 2. Place the tine clutch rod in the disengaged position. See Figure 14. Tine Clutch Rod Figure 14 7 Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the cooling system (blower housing area) clean to permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine performance and life. Be certain to remove all dirt and combustible debris from muffler area. 3. Push the CHOKE lever down all the way. Set the throttle in the FAST position. See Figure 15. NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking. 4. Grasp the recoil starter handle and pull back rapidly, extending rope fully. Return it slowly to the engine. 5. After engine starts, move choke lever gradually to OFF position. CHAIN CASE LUBRICATION The chain case is sealed at the factory and does not require checking or changing. Choke Lever If the chain case is disassembled for repair, replace the grease with 12 ounces of plastilube “0” grade grease (factory number 737-0133-14 ounce container). BELT REPLACEMENT 1. Remove the tine clutch rod by removing the cotter pin in the hooked end of rod. See Figure 16. Throttle Control Lever Cotter Pin Figure 15 TO STOP ENGINE 1. To stop the engine, move the throttle control lever to the STOP position. 2. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it against the engine to prevent accidental starting while equipment is unattended. Tine Clutch Rod SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE WARNING: Be sure to disconnect Figure 16 and ground the spark plug wire before performing any repairs or maintenance. 2. Slide the tine clutch rod out of the belt cover. 3. Remove the belt cover by removing three hex head self-tapping screws with a 3/8" wrench. See Figure 17. ENGINE Refer to the separate engine manual for engine maintenance instructions. Belt Cover Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit. Read and follow instructions carefully. Three SelfTapping Screws Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal conditions. Clean every few hours under extremely dusty conditions. Poor engine performance and flooding usually indicates that the air cleaner should be serviced. To service the air cleaner, refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit. The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once a season. Spark plug replacement is recommended at the start of each season; check engine manual for correct plug type and gap specifications. Figure 17 8 4. Move the idler bracket forward (disengaged position) to remove the belt tension. Lift the belt off the engine pulley and chain case pulley. See Figure 18. SECTION 5: OFF-SEASON STORAGE The following steps should be taken to prepare the tiller for storage. 1. Clean tiller thoroughly. 5. Using two 9/16" wrenches, remove the hex lock nut holding the idler pulley and idler belt keeper. NOTE: Upon reassembly of new belt, the idler 2. Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage instructions. pulley must be installed with the hub side towards the chain case. Idler Bracket Idler Bracket Disengaged Chain Case Pulley 3. Coat tines with chassis grease to prevent rusting. 4. Store tiller in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to corrosive materials, such as fertilizer. NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in an unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken to rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone, coat the equipment, especially cables and all moving parts. Engine Pulley Idler Pulley SECTION 6: OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Hex Lock Nut Figure 18 ACCESSORIES 6. Reverse step 1 through step 5 to install the new belt. PART NUMBER Agricultural Traction Tires OEM-190-859 OEM-190-865* 100 lb. Wheel Weights OEM-190-784 (2 per set / 50 lbs. each) Electric Lift Kit OEM-190-749 *For use with 1997 or newer tractor. 9 Model 758 PARTS LIST FOR CHAIN CASE ASSEMBLY COMPLETE 04991 Ref. No. 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Part No. 05034 14895 714-0136 14892 14894 741-0155 736-0329 710-0258 736-0329 712-0287 04973 712-0158 736-0119 04530 721-0117 748-0194 Code Description Bearing Housing 1.375" Dia. Housing Assembly—R.H. #6 Hi-Pro Key 5/32" x .62" Lg. Input Shaft Assembly Housing Assembly—L.H. Ball Bearing .62" I.D. x 1.38" O.D. L-Wash. 1/4" I.D.* Hex Bolt 1/4-20 x .62" Lg.* L-Wash. 1/4" I.D. Hex Cent. L-Nut 1/4-20 Thd. Dust Cap Cover Hex Cent. L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd. L-Wash. 5/16" I.D.* Cast Bearing Housing Oil Seal Flange Bearing 1.25" I.D. x 1.75" O.D. Ref. No. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Part No. 721-0119 713-0150 711-0506 717-0189 715-0125 710-0258 710-0118 736-0119 736-0195 711-0504 748-0855 33 04529 34 713-0149 35 748-0192 10 Code Description Gasket Roller Chain #40-2 x 34.0" Lg. Tine Shaft Double Sprocket T24-2 Teeth 1/2" Pitch Spiral Pin 3/8" Dia. x 2.00" Lg. Hex Bolt 1/4-20 x .62" Lg.* Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x .75" Lg. L-Wash. 5/16" I.D.* Fl-Wash. 5/16" I.D. Sprocket Shaft Flange Bearing .62" I.D. x .75" O.D. Double Sprocket Assembly Roller Chain #35-2 x 36.75" Lg. Spacer 5/8" I.D. x 7/8" O.D. Model 758 Assembles to Lift Handle on Tractor 100 101 Hooks in Running Board on Tractor 11 Model 758 Ref. Part No. No. 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 725-0713 725-1290 725-1393 714-0147 736-0179 638-0016 732-0390 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 714-0114 689-0004 712-0138 736-0329 710-0195 04966 710-0429 16 17 727-0225 710-0623 18 19 20 21 736-0169 04978 736-0188 741-0382 22 23 24 25 26 04981 734-0979 738-0476 712-0290 04985 04986 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 714-0115 747-0340 747-0339 710-0258 736-0173 14891 712-0287 710-0776A 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 14890 710-0342 711-0469 712-0158 04987 747-0379 738-0140 04992 711-0310 747-0342 738-0155 736-0273 732-0384 47 712-0214 Description Safety Switch Wire Harness Adapter Harness Internal Cotter Pin Fl-Wash. 1/2" I.D. x .93" O.D. Link Rod Assembly Extension Spring 1.25" O.D. x 12.75" Lg. Sq. Key 1/4" x 1/4" x 2.00" Lg. Hitch Bar Assembly Hex Nut 1/4-28 Thd.* L-Wash. 1/4" I.D.* Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x .62" Lg. Support Frame Assembly Hex Hd. “B”-Tap Scr. #10 x .62" Lg. #2 Dog Chain x 20" Lg. (2 Req’d.) Hex Wash. Hd. Self-Tap Scr. 3/8-24 x .75" Lg. L-Wash. 3/8" I.D.* Swivel Wheel Support Fl-Wash. 3/4" I.D. x 1.50" O.D. Flange Bearing 3/4" I.D. x 1.00" O.D. Swivel Wheel Caster Wheel Assembly 10.0 x 2.75 Shoulder Bolt .623" I.D. x 3.62" Lg. Hex Cent. L-Nut 7/16-14 Thd. L.H. Shield Hinge Flap R.H. Shield Hinge Flap (Not Shown) Cotter Pin 1/8" Dia. x 1.00" Lg.* L.H. Flap Rod R.H. Flap Rod (Not Shown) Hex Bolt 1/4-20 x .62" Lg.* Fl-Wash. 1/4" I.D. Brace—Tine Shield Hex Nut 1/4-20 Thd.* Hex Wash. Hd. Self-Tap Scr. 1/4" x .62" Lg. Stabilizer Link Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1.25" Lg.* Spacer .752" I.D. x 1.25" O.D. Hex Cent. L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd. Clutch Lever Clutch Rod Shoulder Bolt 7/16" Dia. x 1.75" Idler Bracket Clevis Pin Clutch Link 3.62" Lg. Shoulder Bolt .435" Dia. x .160" Fl-Wash. .50" I.D. x 1.0" O.D. x .06 Extension Spring .62" O.D. x 6.12" Lg. Hex Crown Nut 3/8-24 Thd. Ref. Part No. No. 48 49 754-0253 756-0351 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 736-0158 712-0221 712-0375 736-0140 756-0293A 710-0314 736-0171 736-0319 756-0350 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 13819 710-0520 712-0158 710-0780 04970 742-0243 731-0374 748-0276 736-0281 742-0244 04995 712-0241 736-0119 710-0459 712-0290 04991 04996 710-0376 712-0267 710-0237 04988A 738-0296 82 83 84 710-0412 720-0142 738-0183 85 86 87 90 92 747-0378 14298 04519 710-0201 04975 04976 04983 04984 710-0116 — 738-0992 750-0336 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 711-0770 100 736-0187 101 714-0145 12 Description “V”-Belt (Kevlar) 1/2" “V”-Pulley 4.75" O.D. x .625" Bore L-Wash. 5/8" I.D.* Hex Ins. L-Nut 5/18-16 Thd. Hex Cent. L-Nut 3/8-16 Thd. Fl-Wash. 3/8" I.D. Idler Pulley 4.0" O.D. Hex Bolt 7/16-20 x 1" Lg. L-Wash. 7/16" I.D.* Fl-Wash. 7/16" I.D. x 1.38" 1/2" “V”-Pulley .475" O.D. x 1.00" Bore Belt Guard Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x 1.50" Lg.* Hex Cent. L-Nut 5/16-18 Thd. Hex Bolt 7/16-14 x 2.00" Lg. Tine Adapter Assembly Tine—L.H. Flange Bearing 1.00" I.D. Spacer Thrust Wash. 1/2" I.D. x 1.55" Tine—R.H. Tine Assembly Comp.—L.H. Hex Nut 3/8-24 Thd.* L-Wash. 5/16" I.D.* Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.5" Lg.* Hex Cent. L-Nut 7/16-14 Thd. Chain Case Ass’y. Comp. Tine Assembly Comp.—R.H. Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.00" Lg.* Hex Nut 5/16-18 Thd.* Hex Bolt 5/16-24 x .62" Clutch Support Bracket Shld. Bolt .435" Dia. x .265" 5/16-18 Thd. Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x .75" Lg. Plastic Grip Shoulder Bolt .498" Dia. x .212" Lg. Clutch Handle Clutch Support Shroud Engine Mounting Bracket Hex Bolt 3/8-16 x .62" Lg. L.H.—Side Plate R.H.—Side Plate (Not Shown) L.H.—Tine Shield R.H.—Tine Shield Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 2.00" Lg.* 8 H.P. Engine Hitch Rod Push Bar Sleeve .503" I.D. x .624" O.D. Ferrule Flat Wash 5/8 ID x 1 1/4 OD Hairpin clip SECTION 7: TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE Trouble Possible Cause(s) Corrective Action Engine fails to start Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used. Move throttle lever to start position. Engine runs erratic Engine overheats Tines do not engage Throttle control lever not in correct starting position (if so equipped). Blocked fuel line. Dirty aircleaner. Choke not in ON position. Spark plug wire disconnected. Faulty spark plug. Engine flooded. Unit running on CHOKE. Spark plug wire loose. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel. Vent in gas cap plugged. Water or dirt in fuel system. Dirty air cleaner. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine oil level low. Dirty air cleaner. Air flow restricted. Carburetor not adjusted properly. Foreign object lodged in tines. Tine clevis pin(s) missing. Pulley and idler not in correct adjustment. Belt worn and/or stretched. Clean fuel line. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Move switch to ON position. Connect wire to spark plug. Clean, adjust gap or replace. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Move choke lever to OFF position. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used. Clear vent. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Fill crankcase with proper oil. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit. Adjust carburetor as instructed in separate engine manual. Dislodge foreign object. Replace tine clevis pin(s). Take unit to authorized service dealer. Replace belt. Note: For repairs beyond the minor adjustments above, contact your local authorized service dealer. 13 MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR: For TWO YEARS from the date of retail purchase within the United States of America, its possessions and territories, MTD PRODUCTS INC will, at its option, repair or replace, for the original purchaser, free of charge, any part or parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. This warranty covers units which have been operated and maintained in accordance with the operating instructions furnished with the unit, and which have not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance or alteration. for products sold or exported outside of the United States of America, its possessions and territories, except those sold through MTD PRODUCTS INC’s authorized channels of export distribution. Other Warranties: 1. The engine or component parts thereof carry separate warranties from their manufacturers. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer’s warranty on these items. 2. *Batteries are covered by a 90-day replacement warranty. Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to separate terms as noted below in the “No Fault Ninety Day Consumer Warranty” clause. 3. Log splitter pumps, valves and cylinders or component parts thereof are covered by a one year warranty. All normal wear part failures will be covered on this product for a period of 90 days regardless of cause. After 90 days, but within the two year period, normal wear parts failures will be covered ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of OTHER component parts. Normal wear parts are defined as batteries*, belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow thrower skid shoes, shave plates and tires. 4. All other warranties, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby expressly disclaimed in their entirety. How to obtain service: Warranty service is available, with proof of purchase, through your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, please check the yellow pages or contact the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC, P. O. Box 368022, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-9722. Phone 1 (800) 800-7310. The return of a complete unit will not be accepted by the factory unless prior written permission has been extended by the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC. Transportation charges: Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. Units exported out of the United States: MTD PRODUCTS INC does not extend any warranty 5. The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy of MTD PRODUCTS INC’s obligations arising from the sales of its products. MTD PRODUCTS INC will not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage. How state law relates to this warranty: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Certain disclaimers are not allowed in some states and therefore they may not apply to you under all circumstances. NOTE: This warranty does not cover routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade sharpening and tune-ups, or adjustments such as brake adjustments, clutch adjustments or deck adjustments. Nor does this warranty cover normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure.