Craftsman 917.29331 Tiller User Manual

Owner's Manual
[RAFTSMAN+
6.0 HP
17 INCH TINE WIDTH
REAR TINE WITH
COUNTER ROTATING TINES
TILLER
Model No
917.293310
• Safety
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• Assembly
• Operation
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• Espanol
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• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and followall
Safety Rules and Instructions
101efore
operatingthis equipment
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Parts Ordering ....................... Back Cov_
CRAFTSMAI_
TILLER
purchase, when this Craftsman Tiller is maintained, lubr
tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the
Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanshiF
r does not cover:
items which become worn during normal use, such as tines, spark plug.,
belts.
because of operator abuse or negligence, including bent crankto maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
• If this Craftsman Tiller is used for commercial or rental purposes, this Warranty
applies for only thirty (30) days from the date of pumhase.
Warranty service is available by returning the Craftsman power mower 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, ROEBUCKAND
CO., D/817WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
TRAINING
• 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.
• Keep the area of operation clear of all
persons, particularly small children, and
pets.
PREPARATION
• Thoroughly inspect the area where the
equipment is to be used and remove all
foreign objects.
• Disengage all clutches and shift into
neutral before starting the engine (motor).
• Do not operate the equipment without
wearing adequate outer garments. Wea,
footwear that will improve footing on
slippery surfaces.
• Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
• Use an approved fuel container.
• Never add fuel to a running engine or
hot engine.
• Fill fuel tank outdoorswith extreme care
Never fill fuel tank indoors.
• Replace gasoline cap securely 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 electri_
starting motors.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments
while the engine (motor) is running
(except where specifically recommended by manufacturer).
)PERATION
Do not 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 hidden 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.
If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and check
immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a waming of trouble r
MAINTENANCE
AND
STORAGE
•
Keep machine, attachments, and
accessodes 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
tiller is to be stored for an extended
_pedod.
CAUTION:
Always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs.
Stop the engine (motor) when leaving
the operating position.
Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine unattended. D,isengage
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.
WARNING
(
The engine exhuast from this product contains chemicals known to the State of
Califomia to cause cancer, birth defectd, or
other reproductive harm.
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 attempting 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.
Never operate the tiller without good visibility or light.
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.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
MAINTENANCE
HORSEPOWER:
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
)ISPLACEMENT:
6.0 HP
13.53 CU. IN.
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
OIL (API-SF/SG/SH):
CUSTOMER
3 Quarts
Unleaded Regular
SPARK PLUG :
GAP: .030")
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tiller.
• Follow the instructions under the
SAE 30
(Above 40°F)
SAE5W-30/IOW-3
(Below 40°F)
CAPACITY: 19 oz.)
AGREEMENT
"Maintenance"
and =Storage" sections!
this Owner's Manual.
Champion RJ19LM
OR J19LM
A, WARNING:
This unit is equipped wk
an internal combustion engine and shou
not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered, brush-covered or grass
covered land unless the engine's exhaus
system is equipped with a spark arrestet
meeting applicable local or state laws (if
any). If a spark arrester is used, it shoul
be maintained in effective working order
the operator.
In the state of California the above is
Congratulations
on your purchase of a
Craftsman 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.
We have competent,
well-trained technicians and the proper
tools to service or repair this unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintainyour tiller properly. Always
observe the SAFETY RULES".
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 correacttools as necessary to insure proper
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code), Oth
states may have similar laws, Federal
laws apply on federal lands. See your
Sears Authorized Service Center for spa
arrester. Refer to the Repair Parts secti_
of this manual for part number.
These accessories were available when the tiller was purchased. They are also available at most Sears Retail outlets and Service Centers, Most Sears Stores can order
[epair parts for you when you provide the model number of your tiller.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
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MUffLER
JJR FILTER
GAS CAN
TILLER PERFORMANCE
TILLER MAINTENANCE
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' ENGINE OIL
STABILIZER
Your new tiller has been assembled at the
FRONT
factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To
ensure safe and proper operation of your
tiller all pads and hardware you assemble
must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper
tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
RIGHT
LEFT
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed.
(1) Utility knife
(1) Wire cutter
(1) Tire pressure gauge
(1) Screwdriver
(1) Pair of pliers
(1) 9/16" wrench
OPERATOR'S POSITION
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (standing
'
behind tiller handles).
OPERATOR'S
POSITION
CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK
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(1) Center Locknut
3/8-16 UNC
(2) Handle Locks
(1) Carriage
Bolt
(1) Cable Clip
3/8-16
(2) Hairpin
Clips
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UNC x 1Gr. 5
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(1) Flat Washer
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13/32 x 1 x 11 Ga.
Extra Shear Pins & Clips
(1) Handle Lock Lever
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UNPACKING CARTON
_CAUTION:
Be careful of exposed staples when handling or disposing of cartoning material.
IMPORTANT:When
unpacking and
assembling tiller, be careful not to stretch
or kink cables,
Loosen Handle Lock
Lever to Move
• While holding handle assembly, cut
cable ties securing handle assembly to
top frame. Let handle assembly rest on
tiller.
• Remove top frame of carton.
• 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.
• Insert pivot bolt in front part of plate and
tighten.
• Cut down remaining comers of carton
and lay panels flat.
• Lower the handle assembly. Tighten nut.
on carriage bolt so handle moves with
some resistance. This will allow for eas_
ier adjustment.
• Place flat washer on threaded end of
handle lock lever.
• Remove packing material from handle
assembly.
• Separate shift rod from handle assembly.
Shift Rod
• Insert handle lock lever through handle
base and gearcase, Screw in handle
lock lever just enough to hold lever in
place.
• Insert second handle lock (with teeth
inward) in the slot of the handle base
(just inside of washer).
* Raise handle assembly to highest position and securely tighten handle lock
lever by rotating clockwise. Leaving
handle assembly in highest position will
make it easier to connect shift rod.
Assembly
INSTALL
HANDLE
• 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.)
VIEWED FROM R.H. SIDE OF TILLER
Handle Lock
Gearcase
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Flat Washer
Slot
Handle Lock
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Rear Cadddge
22.
Pivot Bolt
Handle Base
• Grasp handle assembly. Hold in "up"
position. Be sure handle lock remains in
gearcase notch. Slide handle assembly
into position.
• Rotate handle assembly down. Insert
rear carriage bolt first, with head of bolt
o-n L.H. side of tiller and loosely assemble Iocknut.
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INSERT CABLE CLIP
• Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the
back of handle column. Push cables
Attach this end to shift lever -..-......_._..._
into clip.
_-.-Attach
this End To shift _
Shift Rod
Lever Indicator
Handle Column
• Hairpin ;lip
Shift Lever
Indicator
Shift ROd
Cables
Cable Clip
CONNECT SHIFT ROD
• Insert end of shift rod farthest from bend
into hole of shift lever indicator.
• Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift
rod to secure.
• Insert other end of shift rod into hole in
shift lever.
• Insert second hairpin clip through hole of
shift rod with bend of clip on right side.
REMOVE TILLER FROM CRATE
• Adjust handle assemby to lowest position. Be sure lock lever is tightened
securely.
• Make sure shift lever indicator is in "N"
(neutral) position.
• Tilt tiller forward by lifting handle.
Separate cardboard cover from leveling
shield.
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.
• Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI.
HANDLE HEIGHT
• Rotate tiller handle to the right and pull
tiller out of carton.
• 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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Thesesymbols mayappearon yourTilleror in literaturesuppliedwiththe product,
Learnandunder'standtheirmeaning.
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KNOW YOUR TILLER
READ THIS OWNER'S
TILLER.
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference.
Throttle Control
Drive Control Bar
Leveling
Recoil
Starter
Handle
Outer Side Shield
MEETS ANSI SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
_ Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the Amedcan National Standards Institute,
DRIVE
tines.
CONTROL
DEPTH STAKE
tiller will dig.
LEVEUNG
BAR - Used to engage
SHIELD - Levels tilled soil.
SHIFT LEVER - Used to shift transmissi-- Controls depth at which
gears.
SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR
OUTER SIDE SHIELD - Adjustab!e to protect small plants from being buried.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
- Used tO control
- Shows wh
gear the transmission is in.
RECOIL STARTER
start the engine.
engine speed.
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HANDLE
- Used
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 a wide
vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
DEPTH STAKE
HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER
The
depth stake can be raised or lowered
Know how to operate all controls before
to allow you more versatile tilling and cultiadding fuel and oil or attempting to start
vating, or to more easily transport your
engine.
tiller.
STOPPING
TINES AND DRIVE
Shallowest'nlling
(Cultivating)
• Release drive control bar to stop movement.
• Move shift lever to =N" (neutral) position.
ENGINE
• Move throttle control to "STOW' position.
if equipped with stop switch, move
switch to "STOP" position.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
Drive Control Bar
"ENGAGED" Position
Shift Lever
"_"Transport Position
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Deeptest "1311ing
Depth Stake
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TILLING
Bar
=DISENGAGED"
Position
Throttle
• 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 till position.
• Hold the drive control bar against the
handle to start tilling movement. Tines
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.
TINE OPERATION - WITH WHEEL
DRIVE
• Always release drive control bar before
moving shift lever into another position.
• "13nemovement is achieved by moving
shift lever to ( _ ) till position and
engaging drive control bar.
FORWARD - WHEELS ONLY/TINES
STOPPED
• Release drive control bar and move shift
lever indicator to "F" (forward) position.
Engage drive control bar and tiller will
move forward.
Depth Stake Pin
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"
Nut "B"
Outer Side Shield
(reverse) position.
• Hold drive control bar against the handle
to start tiller movement.
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"Locked"
Position
TURNING
CHECK
• Release the drive control bar.
• IViove throttle control to "SLOW" position.
• Place shift lever indicator in =P (forward)
position. Tines will not turn.
• Lift handle to raise tines out of ground.
• Swing the handle in the opposite direction you wish to turn, being careful to
keep feet and legs away from tines.
• When you have completed your turnaround, release the ddve control bar and
lower handle. Place shift lever in till
position and move throttle control to desired speed. To begin tilling, hold ddve
control bar against the handle.
OUTER SIDE SHIELDS
The back edges of the outer side shields
are slotted so that the shields can be
raised for deep tilling and lowered for shallow tilling to protect small plants from
being buried. Loosen nut =A" in slot and
nut "B". Move shield to desired position
(both sides).
Retighten
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ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
shipped, from the factory, already filled
The
your unit
has been
with engine
SAE 30 insummer
weight
oil.
With engine level, clean area around oil
filler plug and remove plug.
Engine oil should be to point of overlow• ing when engine is level. For approximate capacity see =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 4 of this manual.
All oil must meet A.RI. Service
Classification SF, SG or SH.
Reinstall engine oil cap and tighten
For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See oil
viscosity chart in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Customer
Responsibilities section in this manual.
nuts.
TO TRANSPORT
_.CAUTION:
Before lifting or transporting, allow tiller engine and muffler to cool.
Disconnect spark plug wire. Drain gasoline from fuel tank.
AROUND THE YARD
• 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 "P (forward)
position for transporting.
• Hold the drive control bar against the
handle to start tiller movement. Tines
_vill not turn.
• Move throttle control to desired speed.
AROUND
TOWN
• Disconnect spark plug wire.
• Drain fuel tank.
• Transport in upright position to prevent
oil leakage.
BEFORE
STARTING
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.
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 be!ow 32°F (0°C), use fresh, clean,
winter gPade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage. To avoid engine problems, the
fuel system should be emptied before
storage 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 addition
al information. Never use engine or carbu
retor cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
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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 accideno
tally spilled, move machine away from
area of spill. Avoid creating any source of
ignition until gasoline vapors have disappeared.
Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
,_.CAUTION:
Keep drive control bar in
=DISENGAGED"
position when starting engw
ine.
hen starting engine for the first time or if
engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra
pulls of the recoil starter to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
• Make sure spark plug wire is'properly
connected.
• Move shift lever indicator to_'N" (neutral)
position.
• Place throttle control in =FAST" position.
• Turn fuel shut-off valve 1/4 turn to OPEN
position.
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• Move choke control to CHOKE position.
• Grasp recoil starter handle with one
hand and grasp tiller handle with other
hand. Pull rope out slowly until engine
reaches start of compression cycle (rope
will pull slightly harder at this point).
• Pull recoil starter handle quickly. Do not
let starter handle snap back against
starter.
• If engine fires but does not start, move
choke control to half choke position. Pull
recoil starter handle until engine starts.
• When engine starts, slowly move choke
control to =RUN" position as engine
warms up.
NOTE: Awarm engine requires less choking to start.
• Move throttle control to desired running
positiom
• Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging tines.
Fuel shut-off
NOTE: If at a high altitude (3000 feet) or in
cold temperatures (below 40°F), the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted
for best engine perfomrance. See "1"O
ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
NOTE: If engine does not start, see troubleshooting points.
TILLING
HINTS
_,CAUTION:
Until you are accustomed to
handling your tiller, start actual field use
with throttle in slow position (mid-way
between =FAST" and =IDLE').
• Tilling is digging into, turning over, and
breaking up packed soil before planting.
Loose, unpacked soil helps root growth.
Best tilling depth is 4" to 6". Atiller 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 proper
tilling. Tines will 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 will =ball-up" or clump during tilling. Wait until the soil is less wet in order
to achieve the best results. When tilling
in the fall, remove vines and long grass
to prevent them from wrapping around
the tine shaft and slowing your tilling
operation.
• You will find tilling much easier if you
leave a row untilled between passes.
Then go back between tilled rows.There
are two reasons for doing this. First,
wide turns are much easier to negotiate
than about-faces. Second, the tiller
won't be pulling itself, and you, toward
the row next to it.
• Do not lean on handle. This takes
weight off the wheels and reduces traction. To get through a really tough section of sod or hard ground, apply upward
pressure on handle or lower the depth
stake.
Choke controls
Rewind start_
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CULTIVATING
Cultivatingis destroyingthe weeds
betweenrowsto preventthemfrom 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.
• 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.
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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.
• If shear pin(s) break, replace only with
those shown in the Repair Parts sectior
of this manual.
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.A,.*E...CE
SCHEDULE
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
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Check EngineOil Level
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Oil pivot Points
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Inspect Spark An'ester / Muffler
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Inspect Air Screen
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Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge
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Clean Engine Cylinder Fins
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Replace Spark Plug
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1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or k_high ambietlt t_ture_.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty co_dl_s.
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LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
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, th e operator must
maintain tiller as instructed in this manual.
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.
** Engine
pt_h Stake Pin
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LUBRICATION
(See "LUBRICA-
Leveling
Shield
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
• Checkengine
oil level.
• Check tine operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
CHART
"Throttle Control
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check tines and belts for wear. A new
Keep unit well lubricated
TION CHART").
DATES
Iv/
Change Engine Oil
GENERAL
SERVICE
"_ Hinges
\ * Wheel Hub
* Idler Bracket
* SAE 30 OR 10W-30 MOTOR OIL
** REFER TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES "ENGINE" SECTION
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Disconnectsparkplug
wire before performing any maintenance (except carburetor adjustment) to prevent accidental starting of engine.
• Alter oil has drained completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely.
• Remove oil fill plug.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill tube.
See =CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL" in
the Operation section of this manual.
• Replace oil fill plug and tighten securely.
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.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Use only high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected temperature.
Oil
drainPlug
Oil Fill Plug
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
AIR FILTER
-L_=
°C
0"
.30"
.20'
TEMPERATURE
NOTE:
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty airfilter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 50 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
RANGE ANTICIPATED
20'
:210"
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
Although multi-visc0sity
oils (5W-
30, 10W-30, etc.) improve starting in cold
weather, these multi-viscosity
oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 40°F (4°C). Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low
on oil.
Service air cleaner more often under dus_
conditions.
• Remove knob and cover. Lift air cleane;
assembly off stud.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
•
•
•
•
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the tiller
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before start-
• Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter.
• Reinstall cover and secure with knob.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
ing 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.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor. Clean
base carefully to prevent debds from
entering carburetor.
• Remove foam pre-cleaner from air filte=
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner onto air filter.
• Reinstall cover and secure with knob.
OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meetAPI
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tiller is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Use a funnel to prevent oil spillon tiller,
and catch oil in a suitable container.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deteriora
tion of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dr
cartddge.:
• Remove oil drain plug. Be careful not to
allow dirt to enter the engine. F_oreasier
removal of plug use 7/16 12 Pt. socket
with extension.
,, -Tip tiller forward_to
Remove foam pre-cleaner from air filter
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth,
If very=dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
drain oil.
14
MUFFLE R
COOLING
SYSTEM
Your engine is air cooled. For proper
engine performance and long life keep
your engine clean.
• Clean air screen frequently using a stiffbristled brush.
• Keep cylinder fins, levers, and linkage
free of dirt and chaff.
Housing
Muffler
Do not operate tiller without muffler. Do not
tamper with exhaust system. Damaged
mufflers or spark an'asters could create a
fire hazard. Inspect periodicallyand replace if necessary. If your engine is
equipped with a spark arrester screen
assembly, remove every 50 hours for
cleaning and inspection. Replace if damaged.
SPARK PLUG
Replace spark plugs at 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 4 of this
manual.
TRANSMISSION
Your transmission is sealed and will only
require lubrication if serviced.
CLEANIN G
• Clean engine, wheels, finish, etc. of all
foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive
type wax.
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.
A, CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire
from spark plug and place wire where it
cannot come into contact with plug.
Handle (High) Position
Handle Lock Lever
TILLER
TO ADJUST
HANDLE
HEIGHT
Select handle height best suited for your
tilling conditions. Handle height will be different when tiller digs into soil.
• First loosen handle lock lever.(Do not
loosen too much or handle locks may
fall out.)
• Handle can be positioned at different
settings between =HIGH" and =LOW"
positions.
• Retighten handle lock lever securely
after adjusting.
Handle (Low) Position
15
Belt Guard
TIRE CARE
CAUTION:
When mounting tires, unless
beads are seated, overinflation can cause
and
Washer
(Locatec
Behind
an explosion.
• Maintain 20 pounds of tire pressure. If
_tire w_essures are not equal, tiller will
pull to one side.
• Keep tires free of gasoline or oil which
can damage rubber.
TO REMOVE WHEEL
Screws
Pin
• Place blocks under transmission to keep
tiller from tipping.
TO REPLACE
BELT
° Remove outer side shield by removing
nuts "A" and "B".
• Remove old belt by slipping off engine
pulley first then remove from transmission pulley.
• Place'new
belt in groove of transmission pulley and into engine pulley. BEL',
MUST BE IN GROOVE ON TOP OF
IDLER PULLEY. NOTE POSITION OF
BELTTO GUIDES.
•
Check belt adjustment as descnbed
below.
• Replace belt guard.
° Repositionwheelandreolaceclevisein
and hairpin clip.
_-_
/_,_
Clevis
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Nut "A"/
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GROUNDDR,VEBE'TA U TM_NT
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DRIVE
• Remove belt guard as described in "TO
REMOVE BELT GUARD'.
• Remove inner side shield by removing
nuts "C" and "D".
° Remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from
wheel.
• Remove wheel and tire.-Repair tire and
reassemble.
.
GROUND
..,
-For proper belt tensJo'_nlt_h_"_x_t_,_
"_"_. Inner
'/_f-..Side Sh=eld
_.
'
"
_.._
.......
umer _ae _nlela
''"
spring should have about 5/8 inch stretch
when drive control bar is in ENGAGED
position- This tension can be attained as
follows:'"
• Loosen cable clip screw securing the
drive control cable.
• Slide cable forward for less tension and
rearward for more tension until about 5[
inch stretch is obtained while the drive
TO REMOVE
BELT GUARD
NOTE: For ease of removal, remove hairpin clip and clevis pin from left wheel. Pull
wheel out from tiller about 1 inch.
• - Remove two (2) screws, one (1) nut and
washer from side of belt guard.
• Pull belt guard out and away from unit.
• Replace belt guard by reversing above
procedure.
control bar is engaged.
• Tighten cable clip screw securely.
16
Screw
Engine_
Cabl_
Idler Pulley
Transmission Pulley
TINE
REPLACEMENT
• To maintain the superb tilling pedormance of this machine the tines should
_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 tine this worn
needs to be replaced.
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.
• New tines should be assembled. Sharpened tine edges will rotate rearward
from above.
transmission
New "line
Counter "line
Rotation
Hairpin Clip
Sharp Edge
Sharp Edgq
Sharp Edge
Shear Pin
Sharp Edges
17
ENGINE
TO ADJUST
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, engine performance can
be affected by differences in fuel, tempera.
ture, altitude or load, If the carburetor
does need adjustment, contact your nearest authorized service center/department
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine govemor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service centerldepartment, which has the
proper equipment and experience to make
any necessary adjustments.
TO ADJUST
CABLE
THROTTLE
CONTROL
• The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move remote
throttle control lever to "FAST" position.
• If throttle lever on engine touches high
speed stop, no further adjustment is
necessary. If throttle lever does not
touch high speed stop, continue with
adjustment procedure.
• Loosen cable clamp screw.
• Move throttle lever up until it touches
high speed stop, and hold in this position.
• Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
Fuel Tank
/ Clamp
, Screw
and Wire
Control
Lever
18
CARBURETOR
Immediatelyprepareyour tillerfor storage
atthe endof the seasonor if the unitwill
not be usedfor 30 days or morn.
_.CAUTION:
Never store the 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.
TILLER
• Clean entire tiller (See =CLEANING" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up atl rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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 of an engine while in
Storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum depositsduring storage. Add stabilizer tOgasoline 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 drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean oil. (See =ENGINE" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug.
• Pour 1 ounce (29 ml) of oil through
spark plug hole into cylinder,
• Pull starter handle slowly several times
to distribute oil,
• Replace with new spark plug.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your unit indoors and
cover it to give protection from dust and
dirt.
• 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
will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tiller while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
19
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4. Dirtyair cleaner.
5. Water in fuel.
6. Clogged fuel tank.
7. Loose spark plug wire,
}
8. Bad spark plug or
improper gap.
9. Carburetor out of adjust-
Hard to start
1. Throttle controlnot set
properly.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
3. Bad spark plug or
improper gap.
4. Stale or dirty fuel.
1. Fill fuai tank.
2. Sea "TO START ENGINE" in.the
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
: attempting to start.
4. Clean or replace air cleaner car
tridge.
5. Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
and refill tank with fresh gasoline.
6. Remove fuel tank and clean.
7. Make sure spark plug wire is seat
i
ed propedyon plug.
8. Replace spark plug or adjust gap.
9. Make necessary adjustments.
1. Place throttle control in "FAST"
posil_on.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner car
tridge.
3. Replace spark plug or adjust gap
4. Drain fuel tank and refill with frest
5. Loose spark plug wire.
6. Carburetor out of.
gasoline.
_5. Make sure spark plug wire is sea
ed properly on plug.
6. Make necessary adjustrnents.
adjustment.
Loss of power
1. Engine is overloaded.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
3. Low oil leveVdirtyoil.
4. Faulty spark plug.
5. Oi_in fuel.
6. Stale or dirtyfuel.
7. Water in fuel.
8. Clogged fuel tank.
9. Spark plug wire loose.
wire.
10. Dirty engine air screen.
11. Didy/clocjgedmuffler.
12. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
13. Poor compression.
2O
;1. Set depth stake and wheels for
shallower tilling.
2. Clean or replace air cleaner car
tridge.
3. Check oil level/change oil.
4. Clean and regap or change spad,
plug.
5. Drain and dean fuel tank and
refill, and clean carburetor.
6. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresl
gasoline.
7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
and refill tank with fresh gasoline.
8. Remove fuel tank and clean.
9. Connect and tighten spark plug
10. Clean engine air screen.
11. Clean/replace muffler,
12. Make necessary adjustments.
13. Contact an authorized Sears
Service Center/Department.
PROBLEM
Engineoverheats
CAUSE
,r
1, Low oil level/didy oil.
2, Dirty engine air screen.
3. Dirty engine.
4. Partially plugged muffler.
5. Improper carburetor
adjustment.
Excessivebounce/
difficult handling
1. Ground too dry and hard.
2. Wheels and depth stake
incorrectlyadjusted.
CORREC_ON
1. Check oil le_lal/changeoil.
2. Clean engine air screen.
3. Clean cylinderfins, air screen, muf
:
tier area.
4. Remove and clean muffler.
• 5. Adjust carburetor to richer posi
tion.
1. Moisten ground or wait for more
favorable soil conditions.
2. Adjust wheels and depth stake.
Soil balls up or
clumps
1. Ground too wet.
1.
Engine runs but
tiller won't move
"l]necontrol is not engaged,
2. V-belt not correctlyadjusted.
3. V-belt is off pulley(s).
Engage tine control.
2. Inspec_adjustV-belt.
3. InspectV-belt.
Engine runs but
labors when tilling
1. "13iling
too deep.
1. Set depth stake for shallower till
ing.
2. Check throttle controlsetting.
1.
2. Throttle control not propedy
adjusted.
3. Carburetor out of adjustmenL
21
Wait for more favorable soil condi
tions.
t,
3. Make necessary adjustments.
TILLER - ,,MODEL NUMBER 917.293310
HANDLES
3
2
15
11
\
_\\
30 \
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
PART
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
164743
Throttle,Control
141406
Gdp, Handle
110673X
Grommet, Handle
127254X
Bar,Drive Control Assembly
6712J
Cap, Vinyt
137119
Panel, Control
110641X
Bushing,Split
71191008
*Screw, Pan Head #10-24
72010520
*Bolt,5/16-18 x2-1/2
110646X
Handle, Grip
STD624003 •Clip, Hairpin
81328
Bolt, Shoulder
110741X
Handle, SHift
109313x
Grommet, Rubber
110702X
Rod, Shift
STD533710 *Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16xl Gr. 5
109229X
Lock,Handle
18
19
2O
21
22
23
STD541437
19131611
109228X
150258
165197
86777
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
9484R
73970500
110675X
STD541025
STD551125
STD541462
150696
Y\
\
DESCRIPTION
*Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 11Ga.
Lever, Lock, Handle
Handle, Assemble
Clip, Plastic,Cable
Screw, Hex, Washer Hd, Slotted
#10-24 x 1/2
Clip
Locknut,Hex, Flange
Clutch, Cable
*Nut, Hsx 1/4-20
*Washer, Lock 1/4
"Nut, Keps #10-24
Bolt, Pivot
• STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches.
1 inch= 25.4 mm
42
TILLER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293310
MAINFRAME, LEFT SIDE
$
16
45
30
23
24
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
STD541431
STD551137
STD541037
165710
154734
110111X
STD532505
8700J
86777
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
21
23
9484R
STD551125
STD541025
23230506
110652X
STD551031
145102
STD541031
12000028
156117
5015J
128952
795R
KEY
DESCRIPTION
NO.
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
42
43
44
45
46
Nut, Keps 5/16-18
"Washer, Lock 3/5
"Nut, Hex 3/8-16
Shield,Inner Belt:Guard
Screw ShiftLaver
Lever, Shift
*Bolt,Cardage 1/4-20 x 1/2 Gr. 5
Ptata, Shift Indicator
Screw,Hex, Washer Head,
Slotted #10-24 x 1/2
Clip
*Washer,Lock 1/4
*Nut, Hex 1/4-20
*Screw, Set, 5/16-18 x 3/8
Spacer, Split .327 x .42 x 2.09
"Washer 11/32x11116x16Ga.
Sheave, Transmission
"Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Ring, Retainer
Spacer, Spilt.327 x .42 x 1.220
1ire
Rim
"_re Valve
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
126875X
Rivet, Ddlled
STD624003 *Clip,Hairpin
165501)(558 Guard, Belt
132801
Belt,V
104679X '
Pulley,Idler
12000032
Ring, Klip
159229
Bracket,Idler
102384X
Bolt, Hex 5/16.16 x 12
102141X
Shaft, IdtarArm
STD523710 *Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1
102383X
Counterweight,L.H.
STD523120
Bolt,Hex 5/16-18 x 1 112
102331X
Bracket,Reinforcement,LH.
130812
Sheave, Engine
14OO62
Cap, Plunger
69180
Nut Lock#10-24
74760544
Bolt,Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-3/4
74770508.
Belt,Rn Hex 5/15-24 x 1/2
165504
Nut, J Clip #8
165503
Screw Hex Wsh. Hd #8-18 x 1/2
*STANDARD HARDW_:IE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
MAINFRAME, RIGHT SIDE
15
13
/,/
12
y
6
11
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
DESCRIPTION
166532
Bumper
73970500
Locknut,Hex, Flange 5/16-18
STD551031 *Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16Ga.
STD523107 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18x3/4
102332X
Bracket, Reinforcement
STD523120 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18x2
102173X
CounterWeigh, R.H.
STD551137 *Washer, Lock 3/8
STD541037 *Nut, Hex 3/8-16
74760524
Bolt, Hex 5/'16-18 x 1-1/2
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
11 STD624003 *Clip, Hairpin
12 126875X
Rivet, Drilled
13 5015.1
_re
128952
Rim
795R
Tire Valve
14 STD541431 *Nut, Keps 5/16-18
15 ......
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Craftsman Model No.
121432-0124-E1
STANDARDHARDWARE-- PURCHASELOCALLY
NOTE: Allcomponent
dimensions
giveninU.S.inches.
1 inch= 25,4 mm
44
TILLER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293310
TRANSMISSION
12_,
g
44
54
KEY
PART
NO. NO.
1 165728
2
165729
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
161963
5020J
1370H
137335
145101
4895H
154467
7392M
100371K
106160X
142145
8353,.I
12000039
154466
4358J
12000040
102114){
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
102115X
6803J
102111X
STD551143
STD541143
143009
106390X
102134X
DESCRIPTION
TransmissionAssembly(Includes
Key Nos. 2-52)
Gearcase, L.H. w/Bearing(includes
Key No. 4)
Gasket, Gearcese
Beadng, Needle
Washer, Thrust 5/9 _ 1,10 x 1/32
Pinion, Input
Shaft, input
Bearing, Needle
Washer, Seal
Ball, Steel
Spring,Shift, Fork
O-Ring
Arm, Shift
Fork,Shift
Ring, Klip
Shaft,Shift
Washer
Ring, Klip
Gear,Assembly,Reverse Idler
(Includes Key Nos, 21 and 22)
Gear, Reverse Idler
=B_haadng,
Needle
ft, Reverse Idler
*Washer, Lock 7/16
*Nut, Hex 7/16-20
Bearing, Shaft, Ground Drive L.H.
Spacer 0,765 x 1.125 x 1.23
Chain #35-50 Pitch
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
""
DESCRIPTION
150737
143008
106388X
102121X
102112X
102101X
154355
Ground Shaft Assembly
Bearing, Shaft,Ground Drive R.H.
Spacer 0.70 x 1,00 x 1.150
Sprocketand Gear Assembly
Shaft, Reduction(2nd)
• Screw,Whiz, Lock 5/16-18 x 3-1/2
SprocketAssembly w/Beadng
(IncludesKey Nos. 37 and 38)
4422J
Baaring, Needle
154356
Sprocket,_ne
105345X
Gear, Cluster,Red 1st & 2nd
105346X
Gear, Reverse
8358,.I
Sha_ Reduction(1st)
4220R
.Washer,Thrust
106146X
Spacer 1.01 x 1.75 x 0.760
155236
Seal Asm. OII
165732
Gearcase, R.H. w/Besring(Include._
Key No. 3)
132688
Shaft,Tins
106147X
Chain, Roner #50-50 Pitch
17720408
Screw 1/4o20x 1/2
STD541031 *Nut, Hex 5/16-16
165140
BeadngKit, "RneShaft
17720412
Screw 1/4-20 x 3/4
60_6J
Grease, P_Lstiluloe
#1
* STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S.inchea.
1 inch= 25.4 mm
45
TILLER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.293310
TINE SHIELD
5
14
24
/0=_....
24
1
15
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
KEY
PART
NO.
98000129
161415X558
8393J
12000036
STD533107
8394J
8392J
109230X
124289X558
STD533110
STD541031
STD551131
STD533112
124311X
161414X558
73510400
DESCRIPTION
NO.
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Nut, Flange 5/16-18
Shield, Side, Outer L. H,
Pin, Stake, Depth
Ring, Klip
*Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gr 5
Spring
Bracket,Latch
Spring, Depth Stake
Shield,"nne
*Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x I Gr. 5
*Nut, Hex 5/16-18
*Washer,_ock 5/16
Bolt,Carriage 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
Bracket,Shield line
Shield,Side, Outer R.H.
Nut, Hex 1/4-20
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
STD532512 *Bolt,Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
102701X
Grip
STD541037 *Nut, Hex 3/8-t6
102156X
Stake, Depth
74930632
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16x2
4440J
Hinge
STD532505 *Bolt,Carriage 1/4-20 x 1/4
6712J
Cap, Vinyl
109227X
Pad, Idler
102695X558
Shield,Leveling
120588X
Pin, Hinge
124309X558 Shield,Side
73970500
Locknut,Hex, Range
162175
Nut, Wing Forgr=Jd
5/16-18
• STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: Ancomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S, inches
1 inch= 25A mm
46
TILLER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.293310
TINE ASSEMBLY
2
1
1
1
4
11
8
11
9
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4459J
132673
6554J
163552
132727
73610600
STD551137
74610616
DESCRIPTION
"13ne,
Outer, L.H.
Pin, Shear
line, Inner, L.H.
*Clip, Hairpin
Assembly,Hub and Plate, L.H.
Nut, Hex 3/8-24
*Washer,Lock3/8
Bolt.Rex 3/8-24 x 1
,t
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
9
10
11
4460J
132728
6555J
DESCRIPTION
Tine, Outer, R.H.
Assembly,Hub and Rate, R.H.
"13ne,
Inner.R.H.
• STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches.
1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
TILLER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293310
DECALS
12
14
9
\
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
166213
145023
166134
166133
137538
120431X
102180X
157984
120075X
163094
162215
166138
166854
167155
166007
Decal, Logo
Decal, Logo
Decal, Logo
Decal, Description
Decal, Caution, Drive Control
Decal, Hand Placement
Decal, Shift Indicator
Decal, Tine, Shield,Counter RotatingTines
Decal, Warning, RotatingTines
Decal, Tine DepthStake
Decal, Tine, Shield,Warning Dom
Decal, Engine
Decal, Engine6HP REF
Decal, Cm,ftsmanIC
Manual, Owner's (Eng/Span}
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
--
48
TILLER
ENGINE,
BRIGGS
- - MODEL
& STRATTON
NUMBER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
I 1010 LABEL KIT I
917.293310
121432-0124-E1
"k REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL.. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
[ 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL I
33 40
,022
_j
619 ,d_
49
13.._
TILLER
ENGINE,
BRIGGS
- - MODEL
& STRATTON
NUMBER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
24
27_
634
634A _)
111 II
186_
124 _,
127
5O
917.293310
121432-0124-E1
TILLER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293310
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 121432-0124-E1
23
1005
3O4
305A_
55
51
TILLER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.293310
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATI'ON - - MODEL NUMBER 121432-O124-E1
281 _
22211
188_
663 J)
621<1q_
3ss_
4e7
967
ssa
!
176
863A_
819 _
883 _;_
52
526
373 _3
838_
TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.293310
ENGINE,BRIGGS& STRATTON.. - MODEL NUMBER 121432-0124-E1
i
inn
i
358 GASKET SET
'°_'
51/
j
"N_
163 0
"__!'
;,_
977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET
121 CARBURETOR KIT
11°° 9
nl
51
O
163
634_
A
11o_
127_
,.0 'Y
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL KIT
i
,n
.
,
,
,
•
B34A 0
53
TILLER -- MODEL NUMBER 917.293310
'ENGINE,
KEY
NO.
BRIGGS
PART
NO,
1
2
3
5
7
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
20
21
21A
22
23
24
25
690045
399269
299819
693643
273489
693647
692549
95049
94916
693403
498185
693204
692550
281658
693463
692551
692987
222698
499627
692788
692789
692790
26
499631
692785
692786
692787
27 263190
29 499423
29 690124
30
225279
32
94699
33
499642
34 499641
35 263149
40 93312
45
46
51
55
' 56
58
60
65
65A
75
95
98
98A
104
108
& STRATFON
_
DESCRIPTION
- - MODEL
"
CylinderAssembly
Bushing,Cylinder
* Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
&'Jr Gasket, CylinderHead
Tube, Breaker
"JrGasket, Crankcase
Screw,Cylinder Head
Plug, OilDrain
Crankshaft
Bearing, Ball
CovapCrankcase
"JrSeal, Oil
Cap, Oil Fill
Cap,Oil FlU
Screw,Crankcase Cover
Flywheel
Key, Flywheel
PistonAseembl_/(Stcl.)
PistonAssembly,.0_0' OiS
PistonAssembly,.020• O/S
PistonAssembly,.030"O/S
Ring Set, (Std.)
Ring Set, .010"O/S
Ring Set, .020" O/S
Ring Set, .030" O/S
Lock, PistonPin
Pin, Piston
Rod, Connecting
Dipper,ConnectingRod
Screw,ConnectingRod
Valve, Exhaust
_
Valve, Intake
Spring,Valve
Retainer,Valve
262679
693404
692555.1<_z_
497442
498144
280399
281101
692608
94904
495659
94098
398185
493280
Tappet,Valva
Camshaft
Gasket, intake
Housing,Rewind Starter
Pulley, Starter
Rope, Starter
Gdp, Starter Rope
Screw, Hex.
Screw, Hex.
Washer, Sat
Screw, ChokelSIotted
Screw, Idla Speed _
Screws Idle Speed _r,
231371
223471
Pin, Float Hinge
Valve, Choka
•
NUMBER
KEY
NO.
121432-0124-E1
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
109
110
111
117
121
122
124
125
127
130
131
133
134
137
693628
-- -262715
690048
690032
690043
692566
693518
--223470
690024
398187
398188
-- --
146
155
161
163
176
186
187
94388
225430
693459
272948 ,•'/r
94905
493496
298049
187A
188
188A
189
209
211
219
220
222
227
232
692601
94644
692590
263109
693710
693710
693578
221551
693405
499506
693408
tO
-k
•
•
'_•
Choke Shaft
Washer, Seal (sold In Kit Only)
SpdngFrictlon(Choks)
Jet, Main (Standard)
Carburetorkit
Spacer, Carburetor
Screw, Carburetor
Carburetor
Plug, Welch (sok:lin Kit Only)
Valve Throttlai
ShaftThrotUe
RoatCarburator
Valve, Needle
Gasket Float Bawl (Sold In Kit
Only)
Kay, Timing
Plate,Cylinder Head
Base, Air Cleaner
Gasket,AirCleaner
Screw, Shoulder
Connector,Hose
Line, Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Line, Fuel (Molded)
Screw, ControlBracket
Screw, Shoulder
Ball, Rocker/Vm
Spring,Governor
Spdng, Governor Idle
Gear Governor
Washer -Thrust
Bracket,Control
Lever, Governor
Spring, Link,Mechanical
Governor
RPM Settings Low 1650-1850; High: 3500-3700.
-/r Includedin Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
• Includedin CarburetorKit, Ref Number 121.
• Includedin CarburetorGasket Set, Ref Number
977.
A Includedin Value OverhaulKit, Ref Number
1033.
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsare given in U.S.
Inches. 1 inch= 25.4 mm
54
TILLER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.293310
ENGINE, BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 121432-0124-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
238
265
281
285
300
304
305
305A
306B
305(3
306
307
332
333
334
337
346
353
354
356
358
363
373
373A
383
423
423A
445
455
456
459
467
478
526
562
592
601
608
613
615
616
619
621
623
634
634A
263131
221535
693407
692595
693593
693621
692577
690960
692557
94786
693610
94515
94877
692605
94731
491055
94896
95137
692575
398808
690031
19069
692582
94907
19374
94655
94929
498596
225457
281503
281505
493903
693709
94974
94852
231082
9.30.53
497830
94706
94672
692547
94744
396847
94943
-- --- --
Cop, Valve
Clamp, Casing
Panel, Control
Strap, Muffler
Muffler,Exhaust
Housing,Blower
Screw,Panel
Screw, BlowerHousing
Screw, Rocker Cover 3/8" Long
Screw,Rocker Cover 7/16" Long
Shield,Cylinder
Screw, CylinderShield
Nut, Flywheel
Armature,Magneto
Screw, ArmatureMagneto
Spark Plug
Screw
Nut-Hex
Nut, Lock
Wire, Stop
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Nut, Clip
Nut, Hex.
Wrench, SparkPlug
Screw,Air Cleaner Base
Screw,Air Cleaner Base
FifferNC Cortddge
Cup, Flywheel
Retainer,Spdng
Pawl, Ratchet
Knob,Air Cleaner
Panel
Screw
Bolt,Governor Lever
Nut, Governor Lever
Clamp, Hose
Starter, Rewind
Screw, MufflerMounting
Retainer,Governor
Crank, Governor
Screw, Cyl. Head Plate
Switch, Stop
Screw, Shoulder
._ Wacher Sold in Kit Only)
4,O Washer (Sold ln K]t Only)
63s
8o5529
Boot,SparkP_
642
693460
Cover, Air Cleaner
663
692577
Screw,
cos_ C_mp
676
689
717
741
742
393757
263073
693462
263157
692564
Defleet.or,Muffler
Spdng, Frtc_an
Air Cleaner Bracket
Gear, lbning
Ring, Retaining
55
743
819
819A
830
832
836
836A
851
863A
868
883
957
958
961
967
972
975
977
978
1005
1019
1022
1023
1026
1029
1033
1034
1058
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
692566
6_.598
94914
94993
693583
94896
692596
493880
692596
498592
272309
493988
692586
963598
273356
692587
493640
690033
273346
692592
690035
273241
499924
693517
225246
690034
281621
273700
- - -
RPM Settings
Gear, Idler
Screw, Muilier Strap
Screw
Screw-Hex.
Guard, Muffler
Screw, MufflerGuard
Bracket,Muffler
Terminal,Cobie
Bracket,Muffler
A* Seal, Valve
Gasket, Exhaust
Cop, Fuel Tank
Valve, Shutoff
Screw, Air Cleaner Bracket
Fiffer,Air Pre-Cleaner
Tank, Fuel
Bowl,Float
Gasket Set, Carburetor
A* Gasket,Plate
Fan, Flywheel
Label Kit
A* Gasket, Rockercover
Cover, Rocker
Rod, Push
Arm,Rocker
Kit, Valve Overhaul
Guide, Push ROd
Owner'sManual
Replacement Engine 1214320036-E2
ReplacementS/B notavailable
at thistime
Low: 1650-1850; High: 3500-3700.
* Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
• Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Humber 121.
• Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref Number
977.
A Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number
1033.
NOTE: All component dimensions ere given in U.S.
inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Forthe repairor replacementpartsyou need
delivereddirectlyto your home
Call 7 am - 7 pro,7 daysa week
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar piezas con entrega
domicilio - 1-800-659-7084
a
For in-house major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7274)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
domicilio - 1-800-676-5811
a
For the location of a Sears Parts and
Repair Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
Imimm_
mmmmmm
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Saturday
1-800-827-6655
When requesting service or ordering
parts, always provide the following
information:
• Product Type
° Model Number
• Part Number
• Part Description
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