Craftsman 917.27384 Lawn Mower User Manual

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Caution:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
COUNTER
ROTATING TI
ES
oAssembUy
• Operation
, Customer Responsibilities
oService and Adjustments
oRepair Parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Powered Rotary Tillers
TRAINING
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Read the Owner's Manual carefully. Be thoroughly
familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
equipment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage
the controls quickly°
Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never
allow adults to operate the equipment without proper
instruction.
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Keep the area of operation clear of afl persons, particularly small children, and pets°
PREPARATION
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Thoroughly inspect the areawhere the equipment is to
be used and remove all foreign objects.
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Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before
- starting the engine (motor).
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Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate outer garments. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces.
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Handle fuel with care; it is highly flamrnabteo
o Use an approved fuel container.
• Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine.
• Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill
fuel tank indoors
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• Replace gasoline cap securety and clean up spilled
fuel before restarting
Use extension cords and receptacles as specified by
the manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors
or electric starting motors
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the
engine (motor) is running (except where specifically
recommended by manufacturer)_
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OPERATION
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Do not run the engine indoors; exhaust fumes are
dangerous.
Never operate the tiller without proper guards, plates,
or other safety protective devices in place.
Keep children and pets away.
Do not overload the machine capacity by attem pting to
till too deep at too fast a rate,
Never operate the machine at high speeds on slippery
surfaces Look behind and use care when backing.
Never allow bystanders near the unit,
Use only attachments and accessories approved by
the manufacturer of the tiller (such as wheel weights,
counterweights, cabs, and the like),
Never operate the tiller without good visibility or tight.
Be careful when tilling in hard ground The tines may
catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward. If this
occurs, let go of the handlebars and do not restrain the
machine.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
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If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
Stop the engine (motor) when leaving the operating
position_
Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine unattended,
Disengage the tines, shift into
neutral, and stop the engine.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, shut off the
engine and make certain all moving parts have stopped_
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire
away from the plug to prevent accidental starting.
Disconnect the cord on electric motors.
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Do riot put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads, Stay alert for hldden
hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers.
After' striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor),
remove the wire from the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the tiller for any damage, and repair the damage
before restarting and operating the tiller'.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling,
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- IMPORTANT
Keep machine, attachments, and accessories in safe
working condition,
Check shear pins, engine mounting bolts, and other
bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be
sure the equipment is in safe working condition.
Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside
a building where ignition sources are present, such as
hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, and the
like. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure,
Always refer to the operator's guide instructions for
important details if the tiiler is to be stored for an
extended period.
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CAUTION, tMPORTANTS, AND NOTES ARE A MEANS OF ATTRACTING
CAL INFORMATION iN THIS MANUAL..
ATTENTION TO IMPORTANT OR CRITI-
IMPORTANT; USED TO ALERT YOU THAT THERE IS A
POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGING THIS EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Look for this symbol to point
out important
safety precautions°
it
means _Attention!
Become Alertt Your
safety is involved.
NOTE: Gives essential informationthat wilt aid you to better
understand, incorporate,or execute a particularset of instructions
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears Tiller..
It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to
give you the best possible dependability and performance..
Should you experience any problems you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest authorized Sears
Service Center/Department
They have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair
this unit_
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HORSEPOWER:
5°0 HP
DISPLACEMENT:
t257 cu in..
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
3 Quarts
Unleaded Regular
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your tiller properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES"°
MODEL
NUMBER
SPECIFICATIONS
OIL :
(CAPACITY: 20 oz )
SAE 30W (Above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (Below 32°F)
SPARK PLUG :
(GAP: .030")
Champion
RJI9LM (STD361458)
917.295550
SERIAL
NUMBER
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product, Contact your nearest Sears store for details..
DATE OF
PURCHASE
CUSTOMER
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE
FOUND ON THE MODEL PLATE ATTACHED TO
THE TOP OF THE TRANSMISSION,.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SER!AL NUMBER
AND DATE OF PURCHASE Af_D KEEP IN A SAFE
PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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Read and observe the safety rules,
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Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your tiller.
Follow the instructions
under the "Customer
Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this Owner's
Manual..
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LiMiTED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES
ON CRAFTSMAN
TILLER
For one year from date of purchase, when this Craftsman Ti!ler is maintained, lubricated, and tuned up according to
the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manual, Sears wil! repair free of charge any defect in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as tines, spark plugs, air cleaners and belts,.
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Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crankshafts and the failure to
maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual,
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If this Craftsman Tiller is used for commercial or rental purposes, this Warranty applies for only 30 days from the
date of purchase,
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN TILLER TO THE NEAREST SEARS
SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS
PRODUCT IS IN USE IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILLINOIS 60179
- IMPORTANTThis unit 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 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 lawso Federal laws apply on federal lands. Seeyou r Sears Authorized Service Center/Department for spark
arrester. Refer to the Repair Parts section of this manual for part number°
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 14
SERVICE & ADJUSTMENTS ................................. 16-19
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ...................... 3,14-16
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3
STORAGE ....................................................................
20
WARRANTY ...................................................................
3
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................
21
ACCESSORIES .............................................................
5
REPAIR PARTS-TILLER ........................................ 22-28
ASSEMBLY ................................................................
6-8
REPAIR PARTS-ENGINE ....................................... 29-33
OPERATION .............................................................
9-13
SERVICE/PARTS ORDERING ................ BACK COVER
SAFETY
RULES
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INDEX
A
Accessories .......................................
5
Adjustments:
Carburetor ............................... 19
Depth Stake .............................. 10
Handle Height .......................... 16
"Side Shields ............................. 11
Throttle ..................................... 19
Tines ......................................... 18
V-Belt (Ground Drive) ............... 17
Wheels ..................................... 13
Air Cleaner ...................................... 15
B
Belt:
Belt Guard ................................ 17
Repair Parts ............................... 23
V-Belt (Ground Drive) ............... 17
R
Engine (cont'd)
Lubrication ............................... 15
Repair Parts:
OIl Level ................................... 11
Tiller .................................... 22-28
OilType ..............................
11,15
Engine ................................ 29-33
Spark Plug................................
16
Rules
for Safe Operation .................. 2
Starting .................................... 12
Stopping ................................... 10
S
Storage .................................... 20
Winter Operation .....................
15
Service & Adjustments:
Carburetor .............................. 19
F
Handle Height .......................... t6
Side Shields ............................. 11
Fuel:
Throttle
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19
Filling
"Tank...............................
11
Tines ........................................ 18
Storage .................................... 20
V-Belt (Ground Drive) .............. 17
Type .........................................
II
Wheels ................................ 13,16
Finish'.
Service:
Maintenance ............................ 16
Repair Parts ....................... 22-33
Service Record ......................... 14
H
Shear Pins:
Handle:
Operation ................................. 12
Height Adjustment ................... 16
RepairParts..........................
27
Repair Parts .............................. 22
Spark Plug:
Gap ............................................ 3
L
Maintenance .........................
16
Lubrication:
Storage:
Lubrication Chart .................... 14
Fuel System ............................. 20
Engine .......................................
15
Tiller ......................................... 20
Cooling System .............................. 15
Controls:
Choke .......................................... 9
Throttle ....................................... 9
Drive (Tines) .............................. 9
Cultivating ....................................... 13
Customer Responsibilities:
Air Cleaner ............................... 15
M
Cooling System ....................... 15
Muffler:
Finish.......................................
16
Maintenance ............................ 16
Maintenance Schedule ............ 14
Spark Arrester ........................... 3
Muffler
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16
Oil Change ...............................
Spark Plug ................................
Tines ..........................................
Transmission ...........................
V-Belt (Ground Drive) ..............
15
16
18
16
17
D
Depth Stake:
Adjustment ............................... 10
Repair Parts .............................. 26
E
Engine:
Air Cleaner ............................... !5
Cooling System ........................ 15
Fuel Type ................................. 11
T
Tilling .........................................
i O,12
Tines:
Arrangement/Replacement
...... 18
Operation
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10
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Repair Parts ............................. 27
OIl:
Shear Pins...........................
12
Level.........................................
11 Transmission:
Type ..................................... 11,15
Maintenance ............................ 16
Operation:
Repair Parts ............................. 25
Cultivating ................................ 13
Troubleshooting ............................. 21
Fitl Fuel Tank ........................... 11
Transporting ................................... 1 t
Starting Engine ......................... 12
Stopping Tines & Engine ......... 10
W
Tilling ....................................... I 0
Tilling
Hints ..............................
12 Warranty ................................
3
Tine Operation ......................... 10
Wheels:
Transporting Tiller .................... 11
Adjustment ............................... 13
Winter' Operation ..................... 15
Removal .................................. 16
Repair Parts ............................. 24
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ACCESSORIES
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These accessories were available when the tiller was purchased. They are also available at most Sears Retalt
outlets, Catalog and Service Centers. Most Sears Stores can order repatr parts for you when you provide the mo del
number of your tiller.
ENGINE
MUFFLER
SPARK PLUG
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GAS CAN
AIR FILTER
ENGINE
OIL
STABILIZER
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TILLER PERFORMANCE
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FURROW
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OPENER
TILLER MAINTENANCE
BELT
SHEAR PIN
TINES
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HAIRPIN
CLIP
ASSEMBLY
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Your' new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for' shipping purposes, To
ensure safe and proper operation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary' to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
OPERATOR'S POSITION
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier_ Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(See Fig. 1)
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (standing
behind tiller handles).
(1) Utility knife
(1) Wire cutter
FRONT
(t) Screwdriver
(t) Tire pressure gauge
(1) Pair of pliers
(1) 9/16" wrench
LEFT
RIGHT
OPERATOR'S
POSITION
FIG. 1
CONTENTS
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OF HARDWARE
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(2) Handle Locks
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(2) Carriage Bolts 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5
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(1) Rat Washer 13/32 x 1 x 11 Ga.
(2) Hairpin Clips
(2) Center Locknuts 3/8-16 UNC
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(1) Handle Lock Lever
(1) Cable Clip
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(1) Owner's Manual
UNPACKING
CARTON
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(See Fig. 2)
Grasp handle assembly, Hold in"up" position. Be sure
handle lock remains in gearcase notch. Slide handle
assembly into position_
staples when Be
handling
CAUTION:
carefulor disposing
of exposedof
cartoning material,
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IMPORTANT:
WHEN UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLING
TILLER, BE CAREFUL NOT TO STRETCH OR KINK
CABLES.
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While holding handle assembly, cut cable ties securing
handle assembly to top frame and depth stake.. Let
handle assembly rest on tiller,
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Removetop
.
Slowly ease handle assembly up and place on top of
carton°
.
Cut down right hand front and right hand rear corners
of carton, lay side carton wall down.
°
Remove packing material from handle assembly.
°
Separate shift rod from handle assembly_
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HANDLE
ASSEMBLY
LOCKLEVERTO
TIGHTEN
HOLD HANDLE
1
FIG. 4
°
Rotate handle assembly down to install two carriage
boIts and Iocknuts, Insert rear carriage bolt (Fig° 5) first,
with head of bolt on L.H. side of tiller° Lower the handfe
assembly,, Tighten bolts so handle moves with some
resistance°
°
Place flat washer on threaded end of handle lock lever°
°
Insert handle lock lever through handle base and
ghearcaseo Screw in handle lock lever just enough to
old lever in place,,
°
Insert second handle lock (with teeth inward) in the slot
of the handle base (just inside of washer)_
°
With handle assembly in lowest position, securely
tighten handle lock lever by rotating clockwise. Leaving handle assembly in _owest position will make it
easier to remove tiller from carton.
FIG. 2
°
"UP" POSITION
frame ofcartono
SHIFT ROD
INSTALL
HANDLE ASSEMBLY
HANDLE
(See Figs. 3, 4, and 5)
Insert one handle lock (with teeth facing outward) in
gearcase notch, (Apply grease on smooth side of
handle lock to aid in keeping lock in place until handle
assembly is lowered into position°)
HANDLE
LOCK
SLOT
CARRIAGE
BOLT
FLAT
WASHER
HANDLE
LOCK
LEVER
HANDLE ASSEMBLY
REAR
CARRIAGE
BOLT
LOCKNUTS
HANDLE
BASE
FIG. 5
FIG. 3
ASSEMBLY
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CONNECT
SHIFT
ROD
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REMOVE
(See Fig. 6)
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TILLER
FROM
CRATE
,
Insert end of shift rod farthest from bend into hole of
shift lever indicator.
,
Make sure shift lever indicator is in "N" (neutral) position (See Fig. 6)
,
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Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift rod to secure.
Insert other end of shift rod into hole in shift lever,
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Tilt tillerforward by lifting handle, Separate cardboard
cover from leveling shield.
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Insert second hairpin clip through hole of shift rod,
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Rotate tiller handle to the right and pull tiller out of
carton,
ATTACH THIS
ATTACH THIS END
TO SHIFT LEVER
INDICATOR
INSERT
END TO SHIFT
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CABLE
CLIP
(See
Fig. 7)
Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the back of handle
column, Push cables into clip.
LEVER _.\
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SHIFT ROD
HAIRPIN
CLIP
SHIFT
LEVER
INDICATOR
CABLES
'CABLE CUP
FIG. 7
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your unit were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct and equal tire pressure is
important for best tilling performance.
°
SHIFT
Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI,
HANDLE
°
HAIRPIN CLiP
SHIFT ROD
FIG. 6
8
HEIGHT
Handle height may be adjusted to better suit operator.
(See "TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT' in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual),
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KNOW YOUR TILLER
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFEFY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TILLER,
Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save
this manual for future reference_
DRIVE
CONTROL
BAR
THROTTLE
CONTROL
SHIFT LEVER
SHIFT LEVER
INDICATOR
CHOKECONTROL
RECOIL
STARTER
HANDLE
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DEPTH STAKE
LEVELING
SHIELD
OUTER
SIDE
SHIELD
FIG. 8
MEETS
ANSI
SAFETY
REQUIREMENTS
Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute,
SHIFT LEVER - Used to shift transmission gears°
SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR - Shows which gear the
transmission is in,
DRIVE CONTROL BAR - Used to engage tines°
DEPTH STAKE - Controls depth at which tiller will dig.
LEVELING SHIELD .. Levels tilled soi!.
RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Used to start the engine_
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine.
OUTER SIDE SHIELD - Adjustable to protect small plants
from being buried.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed°
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The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting
your tiller and while tilling° We recommend wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
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HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER
DEPTH
Know how to operate all controls before adding fuel and
oil or attempting to start engine,.
The depth stake can be raised or lowered to allow you more
versatile tilting and cultivating, or to more easily transport
your tiller.
STOPPING
STAKE
(See
Fig.
10)
(See Fig. 9)
TINES AND DRIVE
.
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Release drive control bar to stop movement.
SHALLOWEST'
Move shift lever to "N" (neutral) position.
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TRANSPORT
POSITION
TILLING
ENGINE
..
Move throttle control to "STOP" position°
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Never use choke to stop engine
DRIVE CONTROL BAR
"ENGAGED" POSITION
DEEPEST
TILLING
THROTTLE
STAKE
DEPTH_
SHIFT
LEVER
FIG. 10
TILLING (See Fig. 11)
DRIVE CONTROL BAR
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
FIG. 9
TINE OPERATION
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°
-WITH
Release depth stake pin. Pull the depth stake up for
increased tilling depth. Place depth stake pin in hole of
depth stake to lock in position.
°
Place shift lever indicator in "T" position_
•
Hold the drive control bar against the handle to start
tilling movement. "Fines and wheels will both turn,
°
Move throttle control to "FAST" position for deep tilling.
To cultivate, throttle control can be set at any desired
speed, depending on how fast or slow you wish to
cultivate.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS RELEASE DRIVE CONTROL BAR
BEFORE MOVING SHIFT LEVER INTO ANOTHER
POSITION
DRIVE
Always release drive control bar before moving shift
lever into another position°
DEPTH STAKE PIN
"RELEASED"POSITION
Tine movement is achieved by moving shift lever to"T"
(till) position and engaging drive control bar,,
FORWARD-WHEELS
°
WHEEL
°
ONLY/FINES
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STOPPED
Release drive control bar and move shift lever indicator
to"F" (forward)positiono Engage drive control bar and
tiller will move forward.
REVERSE
- WHEELS
ONLY/TINES
STOPPED
=
DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND TILLER_
°
Release the drive control bar,.
°
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position_
°
Move shift lever indicator to "R" (reverse) position.
=
Hold drive control bar against the handle to start tiller
movement.
"LOCKED"
POSITION
NUT"A"
NUT "B"
SIDE SHIELD
FIG. 11
10
OPERATUON
TURNING
CHECK
.
Release the drive control bar.
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Move throttle control to "SLOW" position
The engine in your unit has been shipped, from the
factory, already filfed with SAE 30 summer weight oil,
•
Place shift lever indicator in "F" (forward) position.
Tines wilt not turn.
•
With engine level, clean area around oil filler plug and
remove plug,
.
Lift handle to raise tines out of ground.
•
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Swing the handle in the opposite direction you wish to
turn, being careful to keep feet and legs away from
tines,
Engine oil should be to point of overflowing°
For
approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. All oil must meet
AP]. Service Classification SG.
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When you have completed your turn-around, release
the drive co ntrol bar and lower handler Place shift lever
in "T" (till) position and move throttle control to desired
speed. To begin tilling, hold drive control bar against
the handle.
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See oil viscosity chart in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
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To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual,
OUTER
SIDE SHIELDS
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
(See Fig. 12)
(See Fig, 11)
The front edges of the outer side shields are slotted so that
the shields can be raised for deep tilling and lowered for
shallow titling to protect small plants from being buried.
Loosen nut "A" in slot and nut "B" Move shield to desired
position (both sides). Retighten nuts.
OIL
OIL
FILLER
PLUG
TRANSPORTING
ing, allow tiller engine and muffler to
CAUTION:
Before lifting or transportcool.
Disconnectsparkplugwireo
Drain
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gasoline from fuel tank,
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IL DRAIN
PLUG
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Release the depth stake pin Move the depth stake
down to the top hole for transporting the tiller. Place
depth stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock in position,
This prevents tines from scuffing the ground
°
Place shift lever indicator in "F" (forward) position for
transporting.
•
Hold the drive controt bar against the handle to start
tiller movement Tines will not turn,
•
Move throttle control to desired speed
BEFORE
STARTING
FIG. 12
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ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank.
Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded
gasoline, (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life.
IMPORTANT;
WHEN OPERATING
iN TEMPERATURES
BELOW
32°F (0°C),
USE FRESH,
CLEAN,
WINTER
GRADE GASOLINE
TO HELP INSURE
GOOD COLD
WEATHER STARTING.
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohof or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank. start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty_ Use fresh fuel next season, See Storage section
of this manual for additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur
ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO ALLOW DIRT
TO ENTER THE ENGINE WHEN CHECKING OR ADDING
OIL OR FUEL. USE CLEAN OIL AND FUEL AND STORE
IN APPROVED,
CLEAN, COVERED CONTAINERS,
USE
CLEAN FiLL FUNNELS.
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CAUTION: Fill to within 1/2 Inch of top
of fuel tank to prevent spills and to
allow for fuel expansion.
If gasoline Is
accidentally
spilled,
move machine
away from area of spill. Avoid creatlng
any source of ignition until gasoline
vapors have disappeared.
Do not overfill. Wipe off any sptlled oil
or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.
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OPERATION
TO START
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TILLING
(See Fig. 13)
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CAUTION: Keep drive control bar in
. DISENGAGED
position when startmg engine,
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Make sure spark plug wire is properly connected.
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Move shift lever indicator to "N" (neutral) position.
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Place throttle control in "FAST" position°
•
To start a cold engine, place choke control in"CHOKE"
position, A warm engine requires less choking to start.
•
Grasp starter handle with one hand and grasp the tiller
with other hand. Pull rope out slowly until engine
reaches start of compression cycle (rope will pull
slightly harder at this point)°
•
Pull starter handle quickly, Do not let starter handle
snap back against starter.
•
.When engine starts, slowly move choke control to
"RUN" position as engine warms up.
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.....
handling your tiller, start actual field
CAUTION:
use
with throttle
Until you
in slow
are accustomed
position (midto
way between "FAST" and "iDLE"),
.....
•
HINTS
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•
Tilling is digging into, turning over, and breaking up
acked soil before planting_ Loose, unpacked soil
elps root growth_ Best tilling depth is 4 to 6 '. A tiller
will also clear the soil of unwanted vegetation, The
decomposition of this vegetable matter enriches the
soil. Depending on the climate (rainfall and wind), it
may be advisable to till the soil at the end of the growing
season to further condition the soil_
•
Soil conditions are important for' propertilling_ Tines wilt
not readily penetrate dry, hard soil which may contribute to excessive bounce and difficult handling of your
tiller. Hard soil should be moistened before tilling;
however, extremely wet soil wil! "ball-up" or clump
during tilling. Wait until the soil is less wet in order to
achieve the best results_ When titling in the fall, remove
vines and long grass to prevent them from wrapping
around the tine shaft and slowing your tilling operation,
•
Move throttle control to desired running position.
•
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging tines.
.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32°F), the carburetor fuel mixture
may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT section of this manual_
For easier handling of you r tiller, leave about 8 inches
of untilled soil between the first and second titiing
passes.. The third pass will be between the first and
second (See Fig, 14)o
-
Do not lean on handle. This takes weight off the wheels
and reduces traction. To get through a realty tough
section of sod or hard ground, apply upward pressure
on handle or lower the depth stake_
CHOKE
CONTROL
RECOILSTARTER
HANDLE
ly.
FIG. 13
FIG, t4
TINE SHEAR PINS
The tine assemblies on your tiller are secured to the tine
shaft with shear pins (See "TINE REPLACEMENT" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual),
if the tiller is unusually overloaded or jammed, the shear
pins are designed to break before internal damage occurs
to the transmission°
•
12
If shear pin(s) break, replace only with those shown in
the Repair Parts section of this manual.
OPERATION
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CULTIVATING
OUTER VIEW OF TIRE
Cultivating is destroying the weeds between rows to prevent them from robbing nourishment and moisture from the
plants. At the same time, breaking up the upper layer of soil
crust will help retain moisture in the soil, Best digging depth
is 1" to 3" (2°5-7°5 cm), Lower the outer side shields to
protect small plants from being buried.
•
CLEVIS
PIN
Cultivate up and down the rows at a speed which will
allow tines to uproot weeds and leave the ground in
rough condition, promoting no further growth of weeds
and grass (See Fig,. 15).
HAfRPIN
CUP
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FIG. 16
A
©
•
Replace clevis pin and hairpin clip on inside of wheel
and remove blocks.
o
Repeat preceding steps on left hand side.
A
t--..
NOTE: In extremely rough conditions and while cultivating,
the wheels should be moved outward on the axle for
increased stability.
INNER VIEW OF TIRE
FIG. 15
ADJUST
WHEELS
FOR
CULTIVATING
CLEVIS
PIN
(See
k\\
Figs. 16 and 17)
•
Place blocks under right hand side of tiller and remove
hairpin clip and clevis pin from right hand wheel,
•
Move wheel outward approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm)
until hole in inner wheel hub lines up with inner hole in
axle_
HAIRPIN
CLIP
FIG. 17
13
CUSTOM
OA,NTENANOE
SCHEDULE
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
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Check Engine Oil Level
6/
DATES
6/
........
Change Engine Oil
SERVICE
,, in
_
i_1.2
Oil Pivot Points
Inspect Spark Arrester Muffler
6/'
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Inspect Air Screen
Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge
I_ 2
..
Clean Engine Cylinder Fins
Replace Spark Plug
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2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions
GENERAL
LUBRICATION
RECOMIVlEN DATnONS
The warranty on this tiller does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive full value from the warranty, the operator must
maintain tiller as instructed in this manual°
CHART
*THROTTLE
CONTROL
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tiller.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each
season.,
* DEPTH STAKE
PIN
Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check tines and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper airfuel mixture and help your engine run better and last
longer,
BEFORE
LEVELING
IHIELD
HINGES
EACH USE
•
Check engine oil level,,
°
•
Check tine operation.
Check for loose fasteners,
*IDLER
BRACKET
* WHEEL
HUB
* SAE 30 OR IOW-30 MOTOR OIL
** REFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES "ENGINE" SECTION
LUBRICATION
Keep unit well lubricated (See "LUBRICATION CHART"),
14
PO
CUSTO
IL
ES
u_
Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance (except carburetor adjustment) to prevent
accidental starting of engine.
Prevent fires! Keep the engine free of grass, leaves, spilled oil, or fuel. Remove fuel from tank before tipping
unit for maintenance. Clean muffler area of all grass, dirt, and debris.
Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins as contact may cause burns.
r irrl r
ENGINE
AIR CLEANER
LUBRICATION
Service air cleaner cartridge every twenty-five hours, more
often if engine is used in very dusty conditions.
Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG, Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected temperature,
•
Loosen air cleaner screws, one on each side of cover.
°
Remove air cleaner cover,
o
Carefully remove air cleaner cartridge. Be careful Do
not allow dirt or debris to fall into carburetor.
•
Clean by tapping gently on a flat surface_
=
If very dirty, replace or wash in a nonsudsing detergent
and warm water solution_ Rinse thoroughly with water
flowing from mesh side until water is clear_ Allow
cartridge to stand and air dry thoroughly before using_
°
Clean and replace cover. Tighten screws securely,
SAE VISCOSITY
"
GRADES
.............
!
.........
_26;.............
6_
30°
°c .3oo
.2oo 4_"
..... TEMPERATURE
32° 40°
eo°
B0.
looo
G_
;o°
2oo
30" .oo
RANGE ANTICIPATED
BEFORE NEXT OlL CHANGE
FIG. 18
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W-30, 10W-30, etc.)
improve starting in cofd weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F (0°C). Check your engine oil level more frequently to
avoid possible engine damage from running low on oiL
(See Fig. 20)
as kerosene, are notto be used to clean
CAUTION;
Petroleum
solvents,
such
cartridge. They
may cause
deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to
clean or dry cartridge.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tiller
is not used for 25 hours in one year,.
AtR
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each five (5) hours of continuous use,, Add SAE
30 motor oil or equivalent. Tighten oil filler plug securely
each time you check the oil level,.
._.._-.----COVER
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 18 and 19)
Determine temperature range expected before oil changed
All oil must meet API service classification SG.
o
Be sure tiller is on level surfacer
°
=
Oil wil! drain more freely when warm°
Catch oil in a suitable container_
o
o
=
Remove drain plug.
Tip tiller forward to drain oil
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely.
Remove oil filler plug_ Be careful not to allow dirt to
enter the engine°
Refill engine with oil. See "CHECK ENGINE OIL
LEVEL" in the Operation section of this manual.
o
°
_AIR
CLEANER
CARTRIDGE
FIG. 20
COOLING
SYSTEM
(See Fig. 21)
Your engine is air cooled. For proper engine performance
and long life keep your engine clean.
OIL LEVEL
o
Ctean air screen frequently using a stiff-bristled brush.
°
Remove blower housing and clean as necessary.,
°
Keep cylinder fins free of dirt and chaff.
CYLINDER
FINS
jBLOWER
HOUSING
MUFFLER
i
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\OIL FILLER
PLUG
FIGo 19
j
15
FIG. 21
AIR
SCREEN
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LJTUES
ESPONS
MUFFLER
TRANSMISSION
Do not operate tiller' without muffier_ Do not tamper with
exhaust system, Damaged mufflers or spark arrestors
could create a fire hazard. Inspect periodically and replace
if necessary. If your engine is equipped with a spark
attester screen assembly, remove every 50 hours for
cleaning and inspection.. Replace if damaged.
Your transmission is sealed and will only require lubrication
if serviced°
SPARK
CLEANING
PLUG
Replace spark ptugsat the beginning of each tilling season
or after every 50 hours of use, whichever comes first. Spark
plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
SERVICE
ulll_
!
&
with
I_isc°nnect
plug_,
spark
,nil
ill
ill
.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
plug
..........
wir_
fr°m
in
spark
ii
:
plug
i,i
,lln
al_d
place
_
wire
_
where
it
cann°t
c°me
::
int°
..........
TIRE CARE
TILLER
TO ADJUST
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
unit unless the muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered
to keep water out, Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life,
:
CAUT|O_a_
lcontact
Clean engine, wheels, finish, etc, of all foreign matter.
•
AND ADJUSTMENTS
:
......................................
•
HANDLE
HEIGHT
(See Fig. 22)
less beads are seated, overinflation
CAUTION:
When
mounting tires, uncan cause an
explosion.
Seiect handle height best suited for your t{l{ingconditions,
Handle height will be different when tiller digs into soilo
•
First loosen handle lock lever,,
•
Handle can be pos!!ioned at different settings between
HIGH and LOW positions.
•
Retighten handle lock lever securely after adjusting.
!
Maintain 20 pounds of tire pressure_ If tire pressures
are not equal, tiller will pull to one side,
Keep tires free of gasoline or oil which can damage
rubber.
TO REMOVE WHEEL (See Fig. 23)
•
Place blocks under transmission to keep tiller from
tipping,
•
•
Remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from wheel.
Remove wheel and tire.
•
Repair tire and reassemble_
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.CLEVISPIN
FIG. 22
HAIRPINCLIP
FIG. 23
16
SERVUCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REMOVE
BELT GUARD
TO REPLACE
GROUND
Figs. 24 and 25)
(See Fig, 24)
NOTE: For ease of removal, remove hairpin clip and clevis
pin from left wheel. Pull wheel out from tiller about 1 inch.
,
o
Remove two (2) cap nuts and washers from side of belt
guard,
Remove hex nut and washer from bottom of belt guard
(located behind wheel),
,
Move left wheel and remove belt guard as described in
"TO REMOVE BELT GUARD".
•
Loosen belt guides "A" and "B" and also nuts "C" and
_'D
1_"
Remove old belt by slipping from engine pulley first.
Place new belt in groove of transmission pulleyand
into engine pulley. BELT MUST BE IN GROOVE ON
TOP OF IDLER PULLEY. NOTE POSITION OF BELT
TO GUIDES,
CAP NUT
•
Tighten belt guides "A" and "B" and nuts "C" and "D",
AND WASHER
°
Check belt adjustment as described below.
•
Replace belt guard,
.
Reposition wheel and replace clevis pin and hairpin
clip_
°
Replace belt guard by reversing above procedure_
GROUND
Fig. 25)
TIRE)
CAP NUT
AND WASHER
DRIVE
BELT
HAIRPINCLIPAND
CLEVISPiN
Loosen cable clip screw securing the drive control
cable_
°
Slide cable forward for less tension and rearward for
more tension until about 5/8 inch stretch is obtained
while the drive control bar is engaged.
.
Tighten cable clip screw securely.
CABLE CUP
SCREW
BELT
GUIDE "B"
CONTROL
CABLE
\
LESS
TENSION
EXTENSION
SPRING
IDLER
PULLEY
(See
•
BELT
GUIDE
ENGINE
PULLEY
ADJUSTMENT
For proper belt tension, the extension spring should have
about 5/8 inch stretch when drive control bar is in "ENGAGED" position, This tension can be attained as follows:
FIG. 24
NUT "C"
(See
•
Pull belt guard out and away from unit,
\
BELT
,
•
BELT GUARD
DRIVE
TRANSMISSION
PULLEY
FIG. 25
17
TINE
REPLACEMENT
(See Figs. 26, 27 and
28)
iA
•
To maintain the superb tilling performance of this
machine the tines should be checked for sharpness,
wear, and bending, particularly the tines which are next
to the transmission,
if the gap between the tines
exceeds 3-1/2 inches, they should be replaced or
straightened as necessary.
...............
CAUTION:
Tines are sharp.
Wear
gloves or other protection when handling tines.
•
A badly worn tine causes your' tiller to work harder and dig
more shallow. Most important, worn tines cannot chop and
shred organic matter as effectively nor bury it as deeply as
good tines. A fine this worn needs to be replaced..
NEW TINE
New tines should be assembled as shown in Ftg_ 28.
Sharpened tine edges will rotate rearward from above.
WORN TINE
TtNE
FIG. 26
FIG. 27
SHEAR PiN
SHARP EDGE
TINE
I ROTATION
OUNTER
SHEAR PIN
SHARP
EDGE
SHARPEDGE
HAIRPIN CLiP
SHARP
EDGES
FIG. 28
18
SERVICE A
ADJUSTMENTS
FINAL SETTING
ENGINE
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
(See Fig. 29)
CONTROL
•
Loosen cable clamp screw to allow cable to move,
•
Move throttte control lever on upper handle to "FAST"
position,
•
Pull throttle cable out until engine bellcrank is back as
far as it will go,
Hold cable in this position and tighten clamp screw
securely.
°
•
Start engine and allow to warm for five minute& Make
final adjustments with engine running at idle and drive
control bar in "DISENGAGED" position,,
•
With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position, turn idle
needle valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die
then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs
rough, Turn valve to a point midway between those two
positions.
CABLE
IDLE RPM ADJUSTMENT
To adjust idle RPM, rotate throttle linkage counterclockwise and hold against stop while adjusting idle
speed adjusting screw to obtain 1750 RPM. Release
throttle linkage,
CLAMP SCREW
THROTTLE
ACCELERATION
•
TEST
Move throttle control lever from "SLOW" to "FAST"
position° If engine hesitates or dies, turn needle valve
out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn.
Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary,
until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory
damage may result.
FIG. 29
CARBURETOR
Do not adjust
(See Fig. 30)
The carburetor has a high speed jet and has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustments may be required to compensate
for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or toad, If the
carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows.
THROTTLE
LINKAGE
THROTTLE
STOP
In general, turning the idle needle valve in (clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner
fuel/air mixture. Turning the needle valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREWS
ARE TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
PRELIMINARY
IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTING SCREW
SETTING
•
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments..
•
Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above)°
•
With engine off, turn idle needle valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn valve out (counterclockwise) 1-1/2 turns°
or
IMPORTANT;
NEVER
TAMPER
WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDINGTHE
ENGtNEABOVE
THE FACTORY
HIGH
SPEED
SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS.
IFYOUTHINKTHE
ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST
SEARS
SERVICE
CENTER,
WHICH
HAS
PROPER EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE
TO MAKE ANY
NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS.
BELLCRANK
TO ADJUST
adjusted°
IDLE NEEDLE VALVE
FIG. 30
19
STORAGE
ENGINE
immediately prepare your tiller for storage at the end of the
season or if the unit wil! not be used for 30 days or more.
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean oil,
(See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities section of
this manual).
CAUTION: Never store ttle tiller with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure,
CYLINDERS
•
Remove spark plug,
•
Pour 1 ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole into
cylinder.
TILLER
•
Pull starter handle slowly severa! times to distribute oil
•
Clean entire tiller (See "CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
Replace with new spark plug,
,
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this rnanual)_
OTHER
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual
•
Replace your gasoline carl if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems,
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened, inspect moving partsfordamage, breakage
and wear, Replace if necessary_
•
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt,
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
•
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture, Do not use plastic, Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
wilt cause your unit to rusL
IMPORTANT:
NEVER COVER TILLER WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM
DEPOSITS
FROM
FORMING
IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS THE CARBURETOR,
FUEL
FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE
INDICATES
THAT
ALCOHOL
BLENDED
FUELS
(CALLED
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 OFAN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
.
Drain the fue! tank_
•
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty,
•
Neveruse engine or carburetorcleaner productsin the
fue! tank or permanent damage may occur,
Use fresh fuel next season
°
NOTE: Fue! stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container, Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not d rain the gas tank and carburetor if using fue! stabilizer_
20
TF OU
LESHO0
CAUSE
PROBLEM
NG POINTS
CORRECTION
t.
Out of fuel,,
2.
3.
4
5
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded,
Dirty air cleaner
Water In fuel.
6.
7.
8.
9_
Clogged fuel tank.
Loose spark plug wire.
Bad spark plug or Improper gap.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4,
5.
6,
Throttle control not sat properly.
Dirty air cleaner,
Bad spark plug or Improper gap.
Stale or dirty fuel,
Loose spark plug wire
Carburetor out of adjustment
1o Place throttle control In "FAST" poslfiOno
2o Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge.
3
Replace spark plug or adjust gap.
4. Drafn fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
5. Make sure spark plug wire Is seated propedy on plug
6, Make necessary adjustments.
Loss of power
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Englne is overloaded
Dirty air cleaner.
Low otl level/dirty oil,
Faulty spark plug.
Oil in fuel
1,
6.
7.
Stale or dirty fuel
Water In fuel.
6,
Clogged fuel tank
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engtne air screen
Dlrbjiclogged muffler.
Carburetor out of adjustment
Poor compression
8,
Wilt not start
8,,
9.
10
11.
12
13
L
t
t
'= i'
Engine overheats
Excessive bounce/
difficult handling
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J
i_
J_l _
properly.
I,
Fill fuel tank,
2,
3,,
4,
5,
6,
See 'q'O START ENGINE" In Operation section
Walt several minutes before attempting to start,
Ctean or replace air cteaner cartridge,
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, and refill tank wtth fresh
gasoline.
Remove fuel tank and clean_
7.
8.
9,
Make sure spark plug wire is seated properly on plug
Replace spark plug or adjust gap.,
Make necessary adjustments.
2,
3,,
4.
5_
7,
9,
10
11.
12
13.
k I:
t
Set depth stake for shallower tilling
Clean or replace air cleaner cartridge
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug_
Drain and clean fuel tank and refill, and clean carburator_
Drain fuel tank and refill wtth fresh gasoline
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, and refill tank with fresh
gasollneo
Remove fuel tank and cfean.
Connect and tighten spark prug wtre.
Clean engine air screen.
Clean/replace muffler.
Make necessary adjustments.
Contact an authorized Sears Service Center/Department
k
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Low oli level/dirty olt
Dlrbj engine air screen.
Dlrty engine,
Partially plugged muffler.
Improper carburetor adjustment.
1•
2,
3
4.
Check oil level/change otl,
Clean engine air screen.
Clean cylinder fins, afr screen, and muffler area.
Remove and clean muffler.
5.
Adjust carburetor
1.
Ground too dry and hard.
1
Moisten ground or walt for more favorable soil
conditions
Ground too wet,
1, Watt for more favorable soilconditions
Soil balls up or clumps
to richer position.
Engine runs but tiller
won't move
1.
2.
3.
Drive control bar is not engaged.
V-beft not correctly adjusted
V-belt ts off pulley(s),,
1_ Engage drive control,
2. Inspect/adjust V-belt
3 InspectV.belto
Engine runs but labors
when tilling
1.
2.
3.
Tilling too deep.
Throttle control not propady adjusted
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1.
2,
3.
Set depth stakefor shallower tilling.
Check throttlecontrolsetting.
Make necessaryadjustments,
Tines will not rotate
1.
Shear pin(s) broken.
1.
Replace shear pin(s).
21
REPAUR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
HANDLES
4\
3
3
2
1
5
30
t5
11
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\
\
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
110707X
110674X
110673X
127254X
6712J
137119
110641X
STD511005
9
STD533125
10
tl
12
13
14
15
16
17
110646X
STD624003
81328
11074tX
109313X
110702X
STD533710
109229X
DESCRIPTION
Cap, Sleeve
Grip, Handle
Grommet, Handle
Bar', Drive Control Assembly
Cap, Vinyl
Panel, Control
Bushing, Split
* Screw,Mach. Pan Head. C_R.
#10-24 x 1/2
* Bolt, Carriage
5/16-t8 UNC x 2-3/8 Gr, 5
Handle, Grip
* Clip, Hairpin
Bolt, Shoulder
Handle, Shift
Grommet, Rubber
Rod, Shift
* Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Lock, Handle
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
18
19
20
21
22
23
STD541437
19131611
109228X
12t213X
121145X
86777
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
9484R
73970500
t 10675X
STD541025
STD551t25
STD541462
t270t2X
\_,
'\
DESCRIPTION
* Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32xl
xll
Ga,
Lever, Lock, Handle
Handle, Assemble
Clip, Plastic, Cable
Screw, Hex, Washer Hd, Slotted
#10-24 x 1/2
Clip
Locknut, Hex, Flange
Clutch, Cabfe
*Nut, Hex 1/4-20
* Washer, Lock 1/4
* Nut, Keps #10-24
Throttle, Control
* STANDARD HARDWARE
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE= All component dimensions
1 inch = 25,4 mm
22
given in U,S, inches.
REPARR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER
MAINFRAME,
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
LEFT SIDE
3
12
37
38
16
12
17
18
2O
2t
15
27
KEY
NO,
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PART
NO.
STD541431
STD551137
STD541037
74930568
STD571810
110111X
STD532505
8700J
86777
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
9484R
STD551125
STD541025
STD503103
120938X
8TD551031
100473M
STD541031
110651X
2649M
110653X
13169t
104214X
102190X
109208X
795R
126875X
STD624003
131159X417
132672
24
25
26
27
DESCRIPTION
26
* Nut, Keps, Flange 5/16-18
* Washer, Lock 3/8
* Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 4-1/4
* Pin, Roll
Lever, Shift
* Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1/2 Gr. 5
Plate, Shift Indicator
Screw, Hex, Washer Head, Slotted
#10-24 x 1/2
Clip
*Washer, Lock 1/4
* Nut, Hex 1/4-20
* Screw, Set, Hex 5/16-18 x 3/8
Spacer, Split 0.327 x 042 x 2.68
*Washer 11/32 x 1I/t6 x 16 Ga.
Sheave, Transmission
* Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Spacer, Split 0.327 x 0.42 x 1.75
Key, Square 3/16x 1-1/8
Guard, Pinch Point
Spacer, Split 0.327 x 0.42 x 1.627
Nut, Cap 5/16-18
Tire
Rim
Tire Valve
Rivet, Drilled
* Clip, Hairpin
Guard, Belt
Belt, V
15
17
23
24
25
KEY
NO,
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
PART
NO.
104679X
12000032
105611X
t02384X
10214tX
STD523710
102383X
74760524
102331X
130816
131558
DESCRIPTION
Pulley, Idler
Ring, Klip
Bracket, Idler
Bolt, Hex 5/16-16 x 12
Shaft, Idler Arm
* Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Counterweight, L.H.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
Bracket, Reinforcement, LH
Sheave, Engine
Bracket, Guard Belt
*STANDARD HARDVVARE-NOTE:
23
PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER
MAINFRAME,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
STD541431
102332X
74760524
102173X
STD55t137
STD541037
STD624003
126875X
917.295550
RIGHT SIDE
7
KEY
NO.
- - MODEL NUMBER
6
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
* Nut, Keps 5116-18
Bracket, Reinforcement
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
Counter Weight, R,H.
"Washer, Lock 3/8
* Nut, Hex 3/8_16
"Clip, Hairpin
Rivet, Drilled
9
t0
PART
NO,
102190X
109208X
795R
137264
DESCRIPTION
Tire
Rim
Tire Valve
Engine, Briggs & Stratton
Model No. 135202,
Type No. 0145-01
* STANDARD HARDWARE
NOTE:
24
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.SJnches.
REPAIR PARTS
5 HP
14" TILLER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
9
TRANSMISSION
25
3O
48
18
49
2
51
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1 137555
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
t3
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
DESCRIPTION
Transmission Assembly
(Includes Key Nos. 2-52)
!21147X
Gearcase, LH. w!Bearing
(Includes Key No. 4)
106211X
Gasket, Gearcase
5020J ,_
Bearing, Needle
!370H
Washer, Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
! 02113X
Pinion, Input
102! 10X
Shaft, Input
4895H
Bearing, Needle
t 02136X
Washer, Seal
7392M
Ball, Steel
1O0371K
Spring, Shift, Fork
106160X
O-Ring
102107X
Arm, Shift
8353J
Fork, Shift
12O00039
Ring, Ktip
102109X
Shaft, Shift
104159X
Spacer, Split
4358J
Washer
12000040
Ring, Klip
102114X
Gear, Assembly, Reverse Idler
(Includes Key Nos. 21 and 22)
102115X
Gear, Reverse idler
6803J
Bearing, Needle
102111X
Shaft, Reverse Idler
STD551143 * Washer, Lock 7/16
STD54i 143 * Nut, Hex 7/I6-20
KEY
NO.
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
PART
NO.
102128X
102100X
106390X
102134X
109204X
102106X
106388X
102121X
102112X
102101X
1373OO
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
4422J
137301
105345X
105346X
8358J
4220R
106146X
9672R
I02144X
9676R
9674R
12!745X
49
50
51
52
--
132688
106!47X
17580408
STD54103I
6066J
* STANDARD
25
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
O-Ring
Bearing, Shaft, Ground Drive
Spacer 0.765 x 1_125 x 1 °23
Chain #35-50 Pitch
Ground Shaft Assembly
Bearing, Shaft, Ground Drive
Spacer 0.70 x 1.00 x 1.150
Sprocket and Gear Assembly
Shaft, Reduction (2nd)
Screw, Whiz, Lock 5/16-18 x 3-1/2
Sprocket Assembly w/Bearing
(Includes Key Nos. 37 and 38)
Bearing, Needle
Sprocket, Tine
Gear, Cluster, Red 1st & 2nd
Gear, Reverse
Shaft, Reduction (1st)
Washer, Thrust
Spacer 1.01 x 1 °75 x 0.760
Cup, Formed
Ring, Spiral
Seal, Ring, Rubber
Seat, Oil
Gearcase, RoHow/Bearing
(Includes Key No. 8)
Shaft, Tine
Chain, Roller #50-50 Pitch
Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
* Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Grease, Plastilube #1
HARDWARE--
PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions given in U,So inches
1 inch = 25_4 mm
REPAURPARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
TINE SHIELD
2
5
1
10
18
/
28
23
"
27
17 16
29
16
1
19
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
t0
11
12
t3
14
15
PART
DESCRIPTION
NO,
98000129
Nut, Flange 5/16-18
104086X417
Shield, Side, Outer L_ He
8393J
Pin, Stake, Depth
12000036
Ring, Kltp
72110508
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 1
8394J
Spring
8392J
Bracket, Latch
109230X
Spring, Depth Stake
102152X417
Shield, Tine
STD533107 * Bolt, Carriage 5116-1 8 x 3/4 Gr 5
STD541031 *Nut, Hex 5116-I8
STD551131 * Washer, Lock 5/16
72110510
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
124343X
Bracket, Shield Tine
104101X417
Shield, Side, Outer R.Ho
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
STD54t025
STD551t25
STD532512
102701X
STD541037
i02156X
74930632
4440J
STD532505
6712J
109227X
102686X417
120588X
!04085X417
DESCRIPTION
*Nut, Hex 1/4-20
*Washer, Lock 1/4
* Bolt, Carriage t/4-20 x 1-1/4 Gr_ 5
Grip
*Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Stake, Depth
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 2
Hinge
* Bolt, Carriage I/4-20 x 1/2 Gr. 5
Cap, Vinyl
Pad, Idler
Shield, Leveling
Pin, Hinge
Shield, Side
* STANDARD HARDWARE
NOTE;
26
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25°4 mm
given in U.S. inches.
REPAIR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
TINE ASSEMBLY
5
3
3
8
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO,
7
8
9
10
11
73610600
Nut, Hex 3/8-24
STD55t 137 * Washer, Lock 3t8
4460J
Tine, Outer, R.H_
74610616
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1
132673
Pin, Shear
STD624008 * Clip, Hairpin
7
PART
NO.
132722
6555J
6554J
132721
4459J
DESCRIPTION
Assembly, Hub and Plate, R.H.
Tine, Inner, R.H.
Tine, Inner, LH,
Assembly, Hub and Plate, L.H.
Tine, Outer, LH,
* STANDARD HARDWARE
NOTE:
27
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S inches.
REPAIR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
DECALS
©
7
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
--
PART
NO.
137752
133668
137746
!37538
120431X
102180X
110719X
132402
120075X
137943
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Logo
Decal, Logo
Decal, Logo
Decal, Caution, Drive Control
Decal, Hand Placement
Decal, Shift Indicator
Decal, Operation and Lubrication
Decal, HP
Decal, Warning, Rotating Tines
Manual, Owner's (English)
28
8
REPAIR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL
ENGINE,
BRIGGS & STRATTON
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.295550
NUMBER
135202, TYPE NO. 0145-01
337
635
308
7
lo
529
13oo
....
528
613
81
12
2O
I
29
REPAURPARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE, BRIGGS
& STRATTON
149
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
135202, TYPE NO. 0145-01
"_
118
124
967
191
916
621
526
3O
REPAnR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE, BRiGGS & STRATTON
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
135202, TYPE NO. 0145-01
3°°
"A- REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL,
334
23
200
52
332
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
KIT
163
191
191
163
65
_
373
1016
56
31
_
GASKET SET
REPAIR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER
ENGINE, BRIGGS
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
t5
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
34
35
36
395990
297565
299819
214040
272157
495774
27549
94621
66578
270O8O
270125
270126
94221
94679
93448
94387
492088
230978
297602
495660
294606
66768
94682
94666
297229
222698
298904
298905
298906
298907
298982
299742
298983
298984
298985
26026
298909
298908
299430
390459
221890
94745
211119
261044
260552
26478
& STRATTON
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.295550
-- MODEL NUMBER
135202, TYPE NO. 0145-01
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing, Cylinder
* Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
* Gasket, Cylinder Head
Breather' Assembly
* Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Breather Mounting
Grommet, Breather Tube
*Gasket, Crankcase, Standard .015"
* Gasket, Crankcase .005" Thick
*Gasket, Crankcase .009" Thick
Screw, Cylinder Head 2-3/32"
Screw, Cylinder Head 2-15/32"
Plug, Pipe, HexSocket
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Gear Pin, Crankshaft
Cover Assembly, Crankcase
Bushing, Crankcase Cover
* Seal, Oil
Plug, Oil Filler
Screw, Cover Mounting
Stud, Crankcase Cover
Flywheel, Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly .010" Oversize
PistonAssembty
_020"Oversize
Piston Assembly .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston, Standard, Chrome
Ring Set, Piston .010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston, Standard
Pin Assembly, Piston .005" Over
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting
.020 Undersize CrankpinBore
Dipper, Connecting Rod
Screw, Connecting Rod
Valve, Exhaust
"Valve, Intake
Spdng, Intake Valve
Spring, Exhaust Valve
37
40
222443
93312
45
46
52
55
56
57
58
260642
212733
271936
494846
493824
262594
280406
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Intake Valve and Exhaust
Spring
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
*** Gasket, Carburetor Mounting (2)
Housing, Rewind Starter
Pulley, Rewind Starter
Spring, Rewind Starter
Rope, Rewind Starter
(Cut to Required Length)
Insert, Starter Handle
Handle, Rewind Starter
Screw, Housing Mounting
Washer
Washer
Screen, Rotating
Lock, Screw
Carburetor' Assembly
Screw, Throttle Valve to Shaft
Throttle, Carburetor
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Valve and Shaft Group, Choke
Valve, Needle
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Screw, Hex Head
Plug, Welch
Plug, Welch
Spring, Needle Valve
Spring, Throttle Adjustment
Screw and Collar
Screw, Machine, Round Head
*** Gasket, Air Cleaner Mounting
Tank Assembly, Fuel
Cap, Fuel Tank
Screw, Fuel Tank
Screw, Fuel Tank Mounting 1-3/4"
*** Gasket, Fuel Tank to Carburetor
Guide, Air
Link, Governor
59
60
65
69
69A
73
81
90
95
96
97
108
118
121
124
127
127A
149
!52
153
154
163
180
181
190
190A
191
200
201
396892
393152
94686
280973
224322
224632
222263
495426
93499
223793
490048
49t 177
231533
495606
94616
220352
223789
26336
260575
490589
93527
271935
495301
494559
94712
94677
272489
223886
262280
*
**
***
included in Gasket Set (495603)
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495606)
Included in both Gasket Set (495603), and
Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495606)
NOTE:
32
DESCRIPTION
All component dimensions given in U,S. inches
t inch = 25.4 mm
REPAUR PARTS
5 HP 14" TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE, BRIGGS
KEY PART
NO. NO,
202
202A
203
204
205
208
209
216
219
220
222
223
224
262270
262470
280720
222962
231520
262279
262282
262359
494845
221551
490649
223455
93491
227
230
256
300
304
305
306
307
308
332
333
334
337
346
356
358
363
373
383
392
394
4t4
432
433
434
435
455
456
459
461
467
490374
222450
223813
393615
495759
94619
221511
94680
224738
92284
397358
93414
802592
93705
398808
495603
19069
92987
89838
262328
272538
220982
221377
93265
214021
93141
224250
224321
492833
262626
280715
& STRATTON
- - MODEL NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Link, Throttle
Link, Control
Bell Crank
Bushing, Governor Lever, Flat
Screw, Shoulder
Rod, Speed Control
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Gear, Governor
Washer, Thrust
Panel, Control
Lever, Governor Control
Rivet, Governor Control Lever
Mounting
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Lever
Crank, Bell
Muffler, Exhaust
Hr- ,_ing, Blower
Screw, ]3iower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Cylinder Shield
Cover, Cylinder Head
Nut, Flywheel
Armature Group
Screw, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Sems
Wire, Ground
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Nut, Hex
Wrench, Spark Plug
Spring, Fuel Pump Diaphragm
**Diaphragm
Washer
Cap, Spring
Pin, Diaphragm Cover
Cover, Diaphragm
Screw, Diaphragm Cover
Cup, Starter
Retainer
Pawl, Starter
Pin, Spring
Knob, Control
515
526
527
528
529
542
552
562
592
608
611
613
614
615
616
621
634
635
676
679
680
741
851
869
870
871
916
966
967
968
969
971
987
995
1012
1016
*
**
***
262625
94659
223786
231550
67838
93572
231079
92613
231082
495766
391813
93935
93306
93307
231077
396847
_:'71853
,:_6538
_,9375
.-70382
221839
261696
221798
211787
211t72
262001
63709
280321
492797
491588
495357
490073
94018
398970
491577
490507
224278
917.295550
135202, TYPE NO. 0145-01
DESCRIPTION
Spring
Screw, Sems, Tank Bracket Mount°
Clamp, Breather Tube
Tube, Breather
Grommet, Breather Tube
Screw
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Governor Lever
Nut, Hex
Starter Assembly, Rewind
Fuel Pipe and Clip Assembly
Screw, Hex Head, Shoulder
Pin, Cotter
Retainer, E-Ring
Crank, Governor
Switch, Stop
Washer, Throttle Shaft, Foam
Elbow, Spark Plug
Deflector, Exhaust, Side Outlet
Washer, Foam
Washer, Brass
Gear, Timing
Cable Terminal, Ignition
Seat, Intake Vatve, Standard
Seat, Exhaust Valve, Standard
Guide, Exhaust Valve
Guide, intake Valve
Rack, Gear Control
Base, Air Cleaner
Filter, Air Cleaner
Cover, Air Cleaner
Screw, Air Cleaner
Screw, Hex Head
Seat, Throttle Shaft
Lever, Bracket Assembly
Retainer, Link
Spacer
Included in Gasket Set (495603)
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495606)
Included in both Gasket Set (495603), and
Carburetor Overhaul Kit (495606)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S_ inches
1 inch = 25_4 mm
33
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SERVICE NOTES
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5.0 HP
14 INCH T E WIDTH
T E TILLER WiTH
COUNTER
OTAT! G TINES
MODEL NO.
917.295550
Each tilter has its own model number,
number,.
Each engine has its own model
The model number for your tiller witl be found on a plate attached to the
top of the transmission.
The model number for your engine will be found on the blower housing of
the engine adjacent to the spark plug,,
Aft parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck, and Co,
Service Center and most Retail Stores.
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS
ING INFORMATION:
GIVE THE FOLLOW-
• PRODUCT - REAR TINE TILLER
= MODEL NUMBER - 917.295550
° ENGINE MODEL NUMBER-
135202, TYPE NUMBER 0145-01
• PART NUMBER
° PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has
service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians_, professional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge
to you, we service what we sell.
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137943
09,11,92
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