Cub Cadet 129 Lawn Mower User Manual

Safety • Assembly • Operation • Tips & Techniques • Maintenance • Troubleshooting • Parts Lists • Warranty
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Rear Tine Tiller — Model Series 450
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester
for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
769-01671A
10/2005
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tiller. It will help you assemble,
prepare, and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices ................................... 4
Assembling Your Tiller........................................ 6
Know Your Tiller .................................................. 8
Operating Your Tiller ......................................... 10
Making Adjustments ........................................ 11
Maintaining Your Tiller ...................................... 12
Troubleshooting................................................ 13
Parts Lists ......................................................... 14
Warranty ............................................ Back Cover
Finding and Recording Model Number
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ASSEMBLING YOUR NEW
EQUIPMENT, please locate the model plate on the
equipment and copy the information to the sample
model plate provided to the right. You can locate the
model plate by looking at the rear of the tine shield.
This information is important for use when communicating with an authorized service dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
CUB CADET LLC
P. O. BOX 361131
www.cubcadet.com CLEVELAND, OH 44136
DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER: 877-282-8684
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of this
unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
1. Visit cubcadet.com. Click on the Service & Support menu option.
2. Phone call our Dealer Locator Number at 1 (877) 282-8684.
3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with
your unit, for more information.
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Safety
Labels
WARNING
Hot surfaces can
cause severe burns.
Do not touch
muffler or
adjacent areas.
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WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
C
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DEPTH
STAKE
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TRANSPORT
1"
3"
5"
7"
KEEP AWAY FROM
ROTATING TINES.
ROTATING TINES
WILL CAUSE INJURY.
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TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY
1. READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL.
2. KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTIONS
OF ALL CONTROLS.
3. KEEP ALL SAFETY DEVICES AND
SHIELDS IN PLACE AND WORKING.
4. NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN OR
UNINSTRUCTED ADULTS TO
OPERATE TILLER.
5. SHUT OFF ENGINE BEFORE
U NCLOGGING TINES OR MAKING
REPAIRS.
6. KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY FROM
M ACHINE.
7. KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING
PARTS.
8. USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
R EVERSING OR PULLING THE
M ACHINE TOWARDS YOU.
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this
manual before attempting to operate
this machine. Failure
to comply with these
instructions may result
in personal injury. When
you see this symbol.
HEED ITS WARNING!
Your Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
and on the machine.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions
may result in personal
injury. When you see
this symbol, HEED ITS
WARNING!
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this
manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can
result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
13.
14.
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine
and in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and
operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for future and
regular reference and for ordering replacement parts.
2. Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation. Know
how to stop the machine.
3. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this
machine. Children 14 years old and over should read and
understand the operation instructions and safety rules in
this manual and should be trained and supervised by a
parent.
4. Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
5. Keep bystanders, helpers, pets and children at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
15.
16.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside near an
open flame, spark or pilot light (e.g. furnace, water or
space heater, clothes dryer, etc.).
Allow machine to cool 5 minutes before storing.
Operation
1. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts. Contact with
the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
2. Do not operate machine while under the influence of alcohol
or drugs.
3. Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles.
4. Keep bystanders, helpers, pets, and children at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop the machine if
anyone enters the area.
5. 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 handle bars and do not restrain the machine.
6. Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
7. Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on hard
or slippery surfaces.
8. Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
9. Look down and behind and use care when in reverse or
pulling machine towards you.
10. Start the engine according to the instructions found in this
manual and keep feet well away from the tines at all times.
11. After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair the
damage before starting and operating.
12. Disengage all clutch levers (if fitted) and stop engine before
you leave the operating position (behind the handles). Wait
until the tines come to a complete stop before unclogging
the tines, making any adjustments, or inspections.
13. Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly gas.
14. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
15. Use caution when tilling near fences, buildings and
underground utilities. Rotating tines can cause property
damage or personal injury.
Preparation
1. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, and other foreign
objects which could be tripped over and cause personal
injury.
2 Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close fitting
slacks and shirt. Loose fitting clothes or jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine in bare
feet or sandals.
3. Disengage clutch levers and shift (if provided) into neutral
(“N”) before starting the engine.
4. Never leave this machine unattended with the engine
running.
5. Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is
running, except where specifically recommended in the
operator’s manual.
6. To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can
occur when gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes
which can ignite. Wash your skin and change clothes
immediately.
7. Use only an approved gasoline container.
8. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of
ignition.
9. Never fuel machine indoors.
10. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot or
running.
11. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling
12. Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½ inch
below bottom of filler neck to provide space for fuel
expansion.
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16. Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to till soil to
deep at too fast of a rate.
17. If the machine should start making an unusual noise or
vibration, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire
and ground it against the engine. Inspect thoroughly for
damage. Repair any damage before starting and operating.
18. Keep all shields, guards, and safety devices in place and
operating properly.
19. Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is running.
20. Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer. Failure to do so can result in personal injury.
21. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgment. Contact your local Cub Cadet
dealer or call 1-877-282-8684 for the name of your nearest
servicing dealer.
Your Responsibility
1. Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who
read, understand, and follow the warnings and instructions
in this manual and on the machine.
2. The safety labels on the tiller are shown in the “Safety
Labels” section. To ensure safe operation of the tiller,
follow the instructions on all labels closely.
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Safe
Operation
Practices
Maintenance & Storage
1. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
2. Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
3. Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, stop the engine
and make certain the tines and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine to prevent unintended starting.
4. Do not change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
6. Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading, transporting,
and storage of this machine.
7. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer, etc.
8. Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper instructions
on off-season storage.
9. If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
10. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions
may result in personal
injury. When you see
this symbol, HEED ITS
WARNING!
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Assembling
Your Tiller
WARNING
Disconnect the spark
plug wire and ground
it against the engine
to prevent unintended
starting.
Be certain to check
the clutch cable
adjustment before
operating the tiller.
NOTE: References to right or left side of the tiller are
determined from behind the unit in the operating position.
Flat Washer
To Remove Unit From Carton
Hex Bolt
Hairpin Clip
T-Knob
• Remove staples, break glue on top flaps, or cut tape
at carton end and peel along top flap to open carton.
• Remove loose parts included with unit (i.e.,
operator’s manual, etc.).
• Cut corners and lay carton down flat.
• Remove packing material.
• Roll or slide unit out of carton. Check carton
thoroughly for loose parts.
• Extend control cable and lay on the floor. Be careful
not to bend or kink control cable.
IMPORTANT: This unit is shipped without gasoline
or oil in the engine. Be certain to service engine with
gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine
manual before operating your machine.
Clevis Pin
Depth Stake
Figure 1
Loose Parts In Carton
• Depth Stake
• Handle Assembly
• Shift Rod
NOTE: All hardware needed for assembly is attached
to the loose parts or the tiller.
Remove
Handle
Assembly
Handle
Bracket
Before Assembly
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug
wire and ground it against the engine
to prevent unintended starting.
Attaching Depth Stake
• Tip the tiller forward so it rests on front counterweight.
• Unthread the “T” knob from the top of the depth stake
and remove the flat washer and hex bolt. Remove the
hairpin clip from the clevis pin. See Figure 1.
• Raise the tine shield hinge flap assembly and insert
the depth stake assembly in the slot (under the tine
shield) and up through the tine shield assembly.
• Insert clevis pin through the tine shield and depth
stake assemblies. Secure with hairpin clip.
• Insert a hex bolt into top hole of the depth stake
assembly. Place flat washer on the hex bolt and thread
“T” knob onto the hex bolt. Tighten securely.
See Figure 1.
• Tip the tiller back down so it rests on the tines.
Figure 2
• Remove threaded eyebolt and nut from the cable end.
• Route the clutch cable to the right side of the handle
mounting brackets and underneath the handle.
• Push the cable through the hole in the center of the
handle and snap in the plastic fitting. See Figure 3.
• Remove slot head screw, nut, and two flat washers
from the clutch bail. See Figure 4.
• Fasten the threaded eyebolt onto bail by securing from
top with slot head screw, flat washers and lock nut.
• Thread eyebolt and nut removed earlier into the
internally threaded tube at the end of the cable.
Thread engagement should be about 3/4”. Tighten nut
against tube at end of cable. See Figure 4.
NOTE: Do not overtighten clutch cable. Too much
tension may cause it to break.
Attaching Handle Assembly
• Remove top two bolts and flange lock nuts from
handle mounting brackets, but do not remove the
bottom bolt and nut. See Figure 2.
• Place handle assembly in position between the
handle mounting brackets.
• Line up holes in handle with holes in bracket and
secure with hardware previously removed.
Attaching Clutch Cable
WARNING: Be certain to check the
clutch cable adjustment before operating the tiller.
Attach the clutch cable to the handle as follows:
(be careful not to kink the cable)
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Slot Head Screw, Nut,
& Flat Washers
Internally
Threaded Tube
Attaching Control Rod
• Make sure the handle assembly is in the highest
position. Refer to Know Your Tiller section.
• Remove hairpin clips from control rod, (rubber
washers to remain on control rod).
• Insert the shorter, (angled), end of the control rod
through the indicator bracket on the shift cover and
secure with hairpin clip that was previously removed.
See Figure 5.
• Insert the longer end of the control rod through the
hole in the gear selector handle and secure with
hairpin clip.See Figure 6.
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Assembling
Your Tiller
Final Clutch Adjustment
Plastic Fitting
Figure 3
Slot Head Screw
Clutch Control
Flat Washers
Nut
IMPORTANT: Service the engine with oil and gasoline
before checking this adjustment. Refer to the separate
engine manual packed with your tiller for proper fuel and
engine oil recommendations.
Position the tiller so the front counterweight is against
a solid object, such as a wall. With the gear selection
lever in NEUTRAL, start the engine. Refer to the
separate engine manual.
Standing on the right side of the tiller, examine the belt
(inside the belt cover). It should not be turning.
WARNING: Do not put your fingers
under the belt cover.
Threaded
Eyebolt
Nut
If the belt turns without bail engaged, adjust by
unthreading the internally threaded tube at the end
of the cable a few turns clockwise (when standing in
operator’s position) and then retighten the nut against
the tube.
Internally
Threaded Tube
Now move the shift lever to FORWARD position.
Carefully engage the clutch by lifting the clutch control
bail against the handle. The wheels should spin.
If the wheels do not spin with the unit in forward, adjust
by unthreading the tube at the end of the cable a few
turns counter-clockwise (when standing in operator’s
position) and then retighten the nut against the tube.
Figure 4
Recheck both adjustments, and readjust as necessary.
Control Rod
Rubber Washer
Indicator Bracket
NOTE: A secondary cable adjustment is available if you
reach the point that additional adjustment is needed.
Remove the belt cover and move the hex nuts at the
other end of the cable towards the end of the casing.
Then readjust the hex nuts at the handle.
Tire Pressure
Hairpin Clip
The tires on your unit may be over-inflated for shipping
purposes. Reduce the tire pressure before operating
the unit. Recommended operating tire pressure is
approximately 20 p.s.i. (check sidewall of tire for tire
manufacturer’s recommended pressure).
WARNING: Maximum tire pressure
under any circumstances is 30 p.s.i.
Equal tire pressure should be maintained on both tires.
Idler Pulley Rod
Figure 5
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WARNING
Do not put your
fingers under the
belt cover.
Maximum tire
pressure under any
circumstances is
30 p.s.i. Equal tire
pressure should be
maintained on both
tires.
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Clutch Control
Gear Selection Handle
Handle Adjustment Lock
Know Your
Tiller
Depth Stake
WARNING
Make certain unit is
in NEUTRAL when
starting the engine.
Figure 6
Gear Selection Handle
IMPORTANT: Use the reverse tine drive when tilling
virgin ground, sod, or hard soil. Use the forward tine drive
when cultivating or tilling soft ground.
The gear selection handle is located in the center of
the handle on the tiller. It is used to select NEUTRAL,
REVERSE, or one of the FORWARD mode. Pull or push
the handle so that the indicator on top of shift cover
points to the operating mode desired.
NOTE: If difficulty is encountered in moving the gear
selection handle, refer to following helpful hints. To shift
into forward or reverse wheel drive, move tiller forward
slightly then backward to allow the gears to synchronize.
See Figure 6.
To shift into forward wheels and tine drive, push forward
slightly on the gear selection handle and slowly engage
the clutch control allowing the gears to synchronize. To
stop forward movement and tine drive, release the clutch
control. Do not shift gears with the clutch control engaged
except when engaging the tines.
Neutral
Transmission is in neutral.
Reverse
Reverse wheel drive.
Forward Modes
Wheels Forward: Forward wheel drive only.
Tines Reverse: Forward wheel drive and reverse tine
drive.
Tines Forward: Forward wheel and tine drive.
WARNING: Make certain unit is in
NEUTRAL when starting the engine.
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Clutch Control
The clutch control is located beneath the handle.
Squeezing the clutch control against the handle engages
the wheel and tine drive mechanisms.
NOTE: Never engage clutch lever while shifting.
Know Your
Tiller
Handle Adjustment Lock
The handle may be adjusted to the height desired.
Loosen the handle height adjustment lock a few turns.
Pivot handle up or down to desired position. Tighten lock.
Throttle Control
The throttle control lever is located on the engine. It
controls the engine speed and stops the engine.
Choke Lever (If Equipped)
The choke lever is located by the throttle. It is used to
enrich the fuel mixture in the carburetor when starting a
cold engine.
WARNING
Primer Button (If Equipped)
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol,
The primer button is located behind the air cleaner. It is
used to enrich the fuel mixture in the carburetor when
starting a cold engine.
Depth Stake
The depth stake controls the tilling depth. Refer to
‘‘Setting the Depth’’ in the Operating Section.
Engine Controls
See the separate engine manual for additional information and functions of the engine controls.
HEED ITS WARNING!
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Operating
Your Tiller
WARNING: Read, understand, and
follow all instructions and warnings on
the machine and in this manual before
operating.
Before Starting
Setting The Depth
Tilling depth is controlled by the depth stake which can be
adjusted to five different settings. Adjust the side shields
as you adjust the depth stake.
WARNING: Be certain spark plug
wire is disconnected and grounded
against the engine when performing any
adjustments.
Gas And Oil Fill-Up
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in
the separate engine manual packed with your tiller. Read
instructions carefully.
• When using the tiller for the first time, use the second
adjustment hole from the top (1” of tilling depth). See
WARNING: Use extreme care when
Figure 7.
handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are
explosive. Never fuel machine indoors
or while the engine is hot or running.
Use This Position
First Time
Starting Engine
WARNING
Read, understand,
and follow all instructions and warnings
on the machine and
in this manual before
operating.
Use extreme care
when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable
and the vapors are
explosive. Never fuel
machine indoors or
while the engine is
hot or running.
Be sure no one is
standing in front of
the tiller while the
engine is running or
being started.
Be certain spark
plug wire is disconnected and grounded
against the engine
when performing any
adjustments.
Transport Postion
1”
Clevis Pin
NOTE: When pushing the unit with the engine off, you
will hear a ratcheting sound (gear noise) which is normal.
3”
5”
7”
WARNING: Be sure no one is standing
in front of the tiller while the engine is
running or being started.
• Place gear selection lever in NEUTRAL.
• Place the throttle control lever in FAST position or
if equipped, place the engine speed control in the
START position.
• Move choke lever to CHOKE position or if equipped,
push primer two (2) or three (3) times. Wait about two
(2) seconds between each push.
Use This Hole for
Lowest (shallowest)
Postion
NOTE: A warm engine may not require choking or priming.
Side Sheild
• Stand at side of tiller. Grasp the starter handle and pull
out slowly, until it pulls slightly harder. Let rope rewind
slowly.
• Pull starter handle rapidly. Do not allow handle to snap
back. Allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a firm
hold on the starter handle.
• Repeat previous steps until engine starts.
Use This Hole for
Highest (deepest)
Postion
• As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly,
move choke lever gradually to RUN position. If engine
falters, return to choke position, then slowly move to
RUN position.
Figure 7
• Refer to engine manual for additional engine informa- • When breaking up sod and for shallow cultivation, use
tion.
the setting which gives 1” of tilling depth (second hole
from the top). Place the side shields in their lowest
NOTE: After starting and prior to using the tiller for the
position.
first time, be certain to check the clutch adjustment as
described in “Checking the Clutch Adjustment” section of • For further depth, raise the depth stake and side
the Assembly Instructions.
shields and also make one or two more passes over
the area.
To Stop Engine
• Move throttle control to STOP or OFF position.
• Disconnect spark plug wire and ground to prevent
accidentally starting while equipment is unattended.
NOTE: After the first ten hours of operation, recheck
the clutch adjustment. Refer to final clutch adjustment in
Assembly Instructions.
• When tilling loose soil, the depth stake may be raised
to its highest position (use bottom adjustment hole) to
give the deepest tilling depth. Raise the side shields to
their highest position.
• To transport tiller, lower the depth stake (use top
adjustment hole).
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To adjust the depth stake, remove the clevis pin and hairpin
Belt Tension Adjustment
clip. Move the depth stake to the desired setting and
Periodic adjustment of the belt tension may be required
secure with the clevis pin and hairpin clip. See Figure 7.
due to normal stretch and wear on the belt. Adjustment
To adjust the side shields, remove the wing nuts. Move
is needed if the tines or wheels seem to hesitate while
the side shield to the desired position and replace the
turning, but the engine maintains the same speed.
wing nuts. Tighten securely.
To adjust the tension on the belt, refer to Final Clutch
Adjustment in Assembly Instructions.
Operating the Tiller
• Select the depth stake setting.
• Start engine as instructed on the previous page.
• Move gear selection handle to one of the forward
modes or reverse.
WARNING: Do not move the gear
selection handle with the wheels or
tines engaged. Make certain the unit is
stopped completely before changing
the gear selection. A partial engagement may be necessary when engaging
tines.
IMPORTANT: Use the reverse tine drive when tilling
virgin ground, sod, or hard soil. Use the forward tine drive
when cultivating or tilling soft ground.
After belt tension has been adjusted, if the belt is
excessively stretched, you may need to adjust the idler
pulley rod. This can easily be checked.
• Disconnect and ground out spark plug wire against
the engine.
• Remove the belt cover as described under Belt
Replacement in the Maintenance section.
• Remove the hairpin clip and spring washer from the
idler pulley rod. Refer to Figure 9.
• Move the idler pulley rod to the lower hole in the idler
bracket.
NOTE: Make certain the gear selection indicator is
correctly positioned before engaging the clutch handle. If
it is between gears, the engine will stall.
• Replace the spring washer and hairpin clip.
WARNING: Do not push down on the
handles so that the wheels are lifted off
the ground while using the tine drive,
or the tiller could move backward and
cause personal injury.
Making
Adjustments
With the engine off and the clutch control bail disengaged, shift the gear selection handle to each forward
mode. If the indicator bracket touches the idler pulley
rod (with the clutch control bail disengaged), then an
adjustment is necessary.
• Squeeze the clutch handle against the handle to
engage the wheels and tines.
To transport tiller, do not engage the tines. Select the
wheel drive only.
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• Check clearance of the idler pulley rod to the
indicator bracket by shifting to each forward mode,
as before.
Engine Adjustment
Refer to the separate engine manual for engine adjustment instructions.
WARNING
Do not move the gear
selection handle
with the wheels or
tines engaged. Make
certain the unit is
stopped completely
before changing the
gear selection. A
partial engagement
may be necessary
when engaging tines.
Do not push down
on the handles so
that the wheels are
lifted off the ground
while using the tine
drive, or the tiller
could move backward
and cause personal
injury.
For best results, it is recommended the garden be tilled
twice (lengthwise, then width-wise) to pulverize the soil.
Making Adjustments
WARNING: Never attempt to make
any adjustments while the engine is
running, except where specified in
operator’s manual.
Handle Adjustment
Never attempt to
make any adjustments while the
engine is running,
except where specified in operator’s
manual.
The handle height may be adjusted to the desired height.
Refer to the handle adjustment in Know Your Tiller
section.
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Maintaining
Your Tiller
WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug
wire and ground it against the engine
before performing any repairs.
The dirt washes off the tines easier if rinsed off immediately instead of after it dries. Always towel dry the
tiller afterwards and apply a light coat of oil or silicone to
prevent rusting or water damage.
Engine
IMPORTANT: Never use a “pressure washer” to clean
your tiller. Water can penetrate tight areas of the tiller and
its chain case and cause serious damage to the unit.
Refer to the separate engine manual for engine
maintenance instructions.
Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate
engine manual packed with your unit. Read and follow
instructions carefully.
Belt Replacement
Service air cleaner every ten hours under normal
conditions. Clean every hour under extremely dusty
conditions. Poor engine performance and flooding
usually indicates that the air cleaner should be serviced.
To service the air cleaner, refer to the separate engine
manual packed with your unit.
WARNING
Disconnect the spark
plug wire and ground
it against the engine
before performing
any repairs or
maintenance.
IMPORTANT: Never run your engine without air cleaner
completely assembled.
Your tiller has been engineered with a belt made of special
material (Kevlar Tensile) for longer life and better performance. It should not be replaced with an off-the-shelf belt.
Order all belts through you authorized service dealer.
• Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire against the
engine.
• Remove the belt cover from the left side of the tiller by
remove two torx screws from the top of belt cover. See
Figure 8.
• Remove the hex cap nut and flat washer from the side
of the belt cover and remove the self tap screw at the
bottom of the front of the cover.
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap
reset every 25 hours of engine operation. Spark plug
replacement is recommended at the start of each tiller
season; check engine manual for correct plug type and
gap specification.
Torx Screws
Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep
the cooling system (blower housing area) clean to
permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine
performance and life. Be certain to remove all dirt and
combustible debris from muffler area.
Belt Cover
Hex Cap Nut &
Flat Washer
Lubrication
Transmission
The transmission is pre-lubricated and sealed at the
factory. It requires no checking unless the transmission
is disassembled. To fill with grease, lay the right half of
the transmission on its side, add 22 ounces of Benalene
920 grease, and assemble the left half to it. This grease
can be obtained at your nearest authorized dealer by
ordering part number 737-0300.
Clutch Handle
Lubricate the pivot point on the clutch handle and the
cable at least once a season with light oil. The control
must operate freely in both directions.
Pivot Points
Lubricate all pivot points and linkages at least once a
season with light oil.
Self Tap Screw
Figure 8
• Remove the belt keeper bracket located behind the
engine pulley by removing two hex bolts and lock
washers. See Figure 9.
• Remove belt and reassemble new belt. Follow instructions in reverse order.
NOTE: Upon reassembly, make certain the belt is routed
over the idler pulley and inside of belt keepers by engine
pulley. See Figure 9.
Tine Shafts
Remove tine assemblies and lubricate the tine shafts at
least once a season.
Wheel Shafts
Remove wheel assemblies and lubricate the axle shafts
at least once a season.
Cleaning Tine Area
Clean the underside of the tine shield after each use.
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Idler Pulley Rod
• Clean the exterior of engine and the entire tiller
thoroughly. Lubricate the tiller as described in the
lubrication instructions.
• We do not recommend the use of pressure washers
to clean your unit. They may cause damage to
electric components, spindles, pulleys, bearings or
the engine. The use of pressure washers will result
in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
• Refer to the engine manual for correct engine
storage instructions.
Belt Keeper
Bracket
Idler Bracket
Engine Pulley
Figure 9
Off-Season Storage
If the tiller will not be used for a period longer than 30 days, the
following steps should be taken to prepare the tiller for storage.
Trouble
Possible Cause(s)
Engine fails to start
Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
Engine runs erratic
Unit running on CHOKE.
Spark plug wire loose.
Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
• Wipe tines with oiled rag to prevent rust.
NOTE: When storing any type of power equipment in an
unventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken
to rustproof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone, coat
the equipment and especially any springs, bearings, and
cables.
Corrective Action
Vent in gas cap plugged.
Water or dirt in fuel system.
Dirty air cleaner.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Move choke lever to OFF position.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will
not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used.
Clear vent.
Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Engine overheats
Engine oil level low.
Dirty air cleaner.
Air flow restricted.
Carburetor not adjusted properly.
Fill crankcase with proper oil.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Adjust carburetor as instructed in separate engine manual.
Tines do not
engage
Foreign object lodged in tines.
Tine clevis pin(s) missing.
Pulley and idler not in correct
adjustment.
Not shifting properly.
Dislodge foreign object.
Replace tine clevis pin(s).
Take unit to authorized service dealer.
Refer to Controls section of operator’s manual for
proper shifting procedures.
Adjust control cable (see assembly instructions).
Replace belt.
Tines skip over
ground
Improper rotation.
Forward rotation should only be used on soil that has
already been tilled, not on virgin soil.
Wheels do not
engage
Clevis pin missing.
Tiller is not being shifted properly.
Replace clevis pin.
Refer to Controls section of operator’s manual for
proper shifting procedures.
Adjust control cable (see assembly instructions).
Replace belt.
Control cable not adjusted properly.
Belt worn and/or stretched.
Trouble
Shooting
Guide
• Store tiller in a clean, dry area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel will not last
over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used.
Throttle control lever not in correct Move throttle lever to start position.
starting position (if so equipped).
Blocked fuel line.
Clean fuel line.
Dirty air cleaner.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Choke not in ON position.
Move switch to ON position.
Spark plug wire disconnected.
Connect wire to spark plug.
Faulty spark plug.
Clean, adjust gap or replace.
Engine flooded.
Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit.
Control cable not adjusted properly.
Belt worn and/or stretched.
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WARNING
Do not move the gear
selection handle
with the wheels or
tines engaged. Make
certain the unit is
stopped completely
before changing the
gear selection. A
partial engagement
may be necessary
when engaging tines.
Do not push down
on the handles so
that the wheels are
lifted off the ground
while using the tine
drive, or the tiller
could move backward
and cause personal
injury.
Never attempt to
make any adjustments while the
engine is running,
except where specified in operator’s
manual.
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13
35
29
46
53
16
52
31
35
28
17
45
12
44
17
33
36
6
15
3
27
5
1
10
18
36
42
23
7
22
34
36
43
47
21
32
20
8
37
51
50
10
9
24
34
45
26
25
36
41
36
35
16
29
4
40
19 49
44
33
14
35
16
14
2
14
48
28
14
35
16
14
11
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Ref.
Part No.
Part Description
Ref.
Part No.
Part Description
1.
611-04074
Wheel Shaft Ass’y 33T
27.
717-1594
Spur Gear 16T
2.
611-0021
Tine Shaft Ass’y: 18T
28.
721-0378
Seal 1.0 Shaft
3.
611-0128
Jack Shaft Ass’y
29.
721-0379
Seal.75 Shaft
4.
611-0129
Input Shaft Ass’y
31.
726-0277
Taper Cap Ring
5.
617-0058
Rev. Idler Gear Ass’y: 30T
32.
732-0496
Compression Spring.50” Leg.
6.
617-0059
Tine Idler Gear Ass’y: 30T
33.
736-0163
Thrust Wash. 1.03” I.D. X. 1.62”
7.
617-0060
Tine Input Sprocket Ass’y: 9T
34.
736-0351
Fl-Wash.76” I.D. x 1.5” O.D.
8.
617-0061
Wheel Input Sprocket Ass’y: 10T
35.
736-0407
Bell-Wash .45” I.D. x 1.0”
736-0518
Thrust Wash. .445 x 1.92 x .060
9.
617-0062
Gear Ass’y: 11T
36.
10.
686-0108
R.H. Housing Ass’y
37.
736-3088
Fl-Wash. .635” I.D. x 1.59 O.D.
11.
710-0376
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1” Lg.
40.
738-0645
Detent Shaft 1/2” Dia.
12.
710-0599
Hex S-Tap Scr. 1/4- 20 x.5”
41.
738-0648
Jack Shaft .625 x 2.385
13.
710-0604A Hex S-Tap Scr. 5/16-18 x.625”
42.
738-1013
Jack Shaft .625 x 5.0
14.
710-3008
Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x.75”
43.
741-0124
Ball Bearing
15.
711-1349
Input Shaft
44.
741-0420
Flange Bearing 1.0 x 2.5 x 1.38
16.
712-0378
Hex Nut 7/16-20
45.
741-0421
Flange Bearing .75 x 2.5 x 1.38
17.
712-3004A Flange Nut 5/16-18
46.
741-0563
Ball Bearing . 6692 x 5745 x .466
18.
713-0367
#420 Chain 1/2 Pitch x 50 Links
47.
741-0862
Detent Ball .250
19.
713-0484
#50 Chain 5/8 Pitch x 54 Links
48.
750-0258
Spacer .315
20.
716-0865
Snap Ring
49.
750-0570
Spacer 1.0 I.D x 2.0 O.D. x .440
21.
717-0853
Shifting Fork
50.
750-0664
Spacer .505 I.D. x .88 O.D. x .440
22.
717-1582
Spur Gear 44T
51.
750-0671
Spacer .75 x 2.0 x .50
23.
717-1583
Spur Gear 30T
52.
786-0171
L.H. Chain Case Ass’y
24.
717-1584
Spur Gear 30T
53.
786-0238
Gear Positioner Bracket
686-0107
Gear Case Assembly Complete
25.
717-1585
Spur Gear 44T
26.
717-1587
Spur Gear 44T
15
Illustrated
Parts List
Model 450
Series
To order replacement
parts, contact your
local Cub Cadet dealer;
or call our dealer
locator number at
1 (877) 282-8684;
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com
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67
2
15
12
70
22
60
70
61
5
69
68
10
17
23
19
18
7
1
3
11
60
20
8
14
6
16
4
61
62
34
37
9
64
25
27
30
38
27
39
26
63
21
32
36
33
31
26
46
42
24
29
49
44
26
28
66
30
41
30
44
26
59
40
35
50
51
58
65
71
53
55
56
54
57
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Ref.
Part No.
Part Description
Ref.
Part No.
Part Description
1.
747-1152
Shift Rod
35.
786-0090
Shoulder
2.
649-0041
Upper Handle Ass’y
36.
786-0113
Tine Shield Hinge Flap
3.
649-0034
Lower Handle Ass’y
37.
786-0176
RH Handle Bracket
4.
710-3005
Hex Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25
38.
786-0177
LH Handle Bracket
5.
710-3056
Hex Screw 5/16-18 x 3.25
39.
786-0178
Tine Shield
6.
711-0415
Clevis Pin 3/8-1.62
40.
786-0179
Tine Shield Bracket
7.
712-0379
Flange Lock Nut 3/8-24
41.
786-0180
Shoulder Spacer Bracket
8.
712-0429
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-18
42.
686-0109
Shift Crank Ass’y
9.
714-0147
Cotter Pin
44.
710-1017
Screw 1/4-14 x .625
10.
720-0313
Grip
46.
715-0120
Spiral Pin 3/16 x 1.0
11.
720-0210A
T-Knob
49.
784-0208C
Shift Cover
12.
720-0278A
Foam Grip
50.
711-0415
Clevis Pin
14.
726-0317
Cable Tie
51.
712-3054
Hex Nut 3/8-24
15.
735-0246
Plug
53.
742-0305
13” Articulating Tine
16.
736-0117
Flat Washer 3/8 ID x .620 OD
54.
738-0689
Shoulder Bolt
17.
736-0242
Bell Washer .340 ID x .872 OD
55.
736-0208
Flat Washer .51” ID x 1.50” OD
18.
738-0958
Shoulder Spacer
56.
736-0253
Bell Washer .515” ID x 1.14” OD
19.
784-0190
Handle Adjustment Crank
57.
738-0688
Shoulder Bolt
20.
784-0191
Hex Nut Retainer Bracket
58.
784-0160
Tine Adapter Ass’y 18”
21.
786-0120
Depth Stake
59.
714-0149B
Internal Cotter Pin
22.
747-1219
Bail Clutch
60.
735-0127
Rubber Washer
23.
786-0181
Shift Lever Rod
61.
714-0104
Cotter Pin
24.
686-0044A
Tine Shield Cover Ass’y
62.
710-3022
Hex Screw 3/8-16 x 2.75”
25.
710-0176
Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 x 2.75
63.
736-0204
Flat Washer
26.
710-3008
Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 x .750
64.
712-04065
Flange Nut 3/8-16
27.
710-3097
Carriage Bolt 3/8-16 x 1.0
65.
736-0169
Lock Washer
28.
712-0421
Wing Nut
66.
712-3017
Hex Nut 3/8-16
29.
736-0169
Lock Washer 3/8
67.
710-0946
Truss Screw 1/4-20 x .65
30.
712-04063
Flange Nut 5/16-18
68.
712-0324
Hex Lock Nut 1/4-20
31.
726-0106
Cap Nut
69.
726-0273
Battery Hose Clamp 5/16
32.
738-0849
Hex Screw 5/16-18 x .75”
70.
736-3090
Flat Washer .260 ID x .720 OD
33.
747-0432
Rod
71.
784-0161
Tine Adapter Plate
34.
750-0885A
Spacer .322 x .625 x 2.0
17
9
Illustrated
Parts List
Model 450
Series
To order replacement
parts, contact your
local Cub Cadet dealer;
or call our dealer
locator number at
1 (877) 282-8684;
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com
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27
45
46
9 12
17
26
28
6
13
3
1
11
8
40
2
25
14
24
15
4
20
35
7
21
5
16
38
34
37
36
42
44
41
43
39
33
Wheel shaft shown
for reference only
31
32
29
18
9
Ref. Part No.
Part Description
Ref. Part No.
Part Description
1.
686-0111
Belt Cover Bracket Ass’y
25.
786-0064A
Idler Bracket
2.
710-0237
Hex Bolt 5/16-24 x .62”
26.
786-0185
Belt Keeper Bracket
3.
710-0412
Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x .75”
27.
786-0187
Shift Cover Bracket
4.
710-0502A
Hex Washer Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25”
28.
786-0193
Idler Belt Keeper
5.
710-0152
Hex Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.0
29.
634-04231
Wheel Assembly 16.0 x 4.6 x 8
6.
710-0599
Hex Washer Screw
734-0808
Tire Only 16.2 x 4.6
7.
710-0723
Hex Cap Screw 3/8-16 x 1.25
30.
634-04230
Wheel Rim Assembly
8.
712-0266
Lock Jam Nut 3/8-16
31.
734-0255
Air Valve
9.
712-0267
Hex Nut 5/16-18
32.
710-0606
Hex Head Screw 1/4-20
10.
714-0104
Internal Cotter Pin
33.
712-04064
Flange Lock Nut 1/4-20
11.
736-0104
Hairpin Clip
34.
710-0515
Hex Bolt 1/2-20 x 3.50
12.
736-0119
Lock Washer 5/16”
35.
712-3066
Hex Nut 1/2-20
13.
736-0176
Flat Washer .25 ID x .93 OD
36.
686-0192
Bumper Assembly
14.
736-0271
Spring Washer .317 ID x .625 OD
37.
736-0326
Flat Washer
15.
736-0329
Lock Washer 1/4” ID
38.
736-0921
Lock Washer 1/2
16.
736-0452
Bell Washer .396 ID x 1.14 OD
39.
710-0653
Hex Screw 1/4-20 x .375
17.
738-0876
Shoulder Nut 7/16-20
40.
710-1017
Screw 1/4-14 x .625
18.
746-1117
Clutch Cable
41.
712-0392
Lock Nut
19.
747-1159
Idler Pulley Rod
42.
736-3020
Flat Washer .271 ID x .630 OD
20.
754-0434
V-Belt
43.
784-0158A
Belt Cover
21.
756-0405
Flat Idler w/Flange 3.75 OD
44.
736-0242
Bell Washer .340 ID x .872 OD
22.
756-0971
Outer Engine Pulley Half
45.
737-0298
Straight Pipe 1/4-3.5”
23.
756-0972
Inner Engine Pulley Half
46.
737-0132
End Cap
24.
756-1162
Input Pulley
NOTE: For painted parts, please refer to the list of
color codes below. Please add the applicable color
code, wherever needed, to the part number to order a
replacement part. For instance, if a part numbered
700-xxxx is painted Cub Yellow, the part number to
order would be 700-xxxx-0716.
Cub Yellow: 0716
Powder Black: 0637
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Illustrated
Parts List
Model 450
Series
To order replacement
parts, contact your
local Cub Cadet dealer;
or call our dealer
locator number at
1 (877) 282-8684;
or log onto
www.cubcadet.com
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
e.
f.
“Cub Cadet” warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of
original purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge,
any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained
in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and
has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage
because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by
Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void
your warranty as to any resulting damage.
g.
Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: batteries,
belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service dealer.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call
1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a.
b.
c.
d.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items may
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one
year warranty.
Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold
or exported outside of the United States, its possesions and
territories, except those sold through Cub Cadet’s authorized
channels of export distribution
Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer
or retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet. During
the period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential loss or damage including, without
limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care
services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted
product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of the
product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability for
loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain
warranty coverage.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684