Earthquake Sound ROTOTILLERS Tiller User Manual

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS &
Parts EXPLOSIONS
FRONT TINE ROTOTILLERs
3365 6.50 TORQUE
RATED BRIGGS
3365CE 6.50 TORQUE
RATED briggs
3365PS 6.50 TORQUE
RATED BRIGGS
R3355H 5.5 HP HONDA
ARDISAM
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Rev. 1/18/07
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INTRODUCTION
WARRANTY
Thank You . . .
for purchasing an Earthquake® forward rotating front tine rototiller
from Ardisam, Inc. We have worked to ensure that this front tine
rototiller meets high standards for usability and durability. With proper
care, your rototiller will provide many years of service. Please take the
time to read this manual carefully to learn how to correctly operate
and maintain your rototiller. This manual should be considered a
permanent part of your rototiller. Due to continuous effort to perfect our
product, certain procedures and specifications are subject to change
without notice. Congratulations on your investment in quality.
CONTENTS
Registration & Warranty.................................................................... 3
Safety............................................................................................... 4
Unpacking and Assembly................................................................. 7
Features........................................................................................... 8
Controls............................................................................................ 9
Operation........................................................................................ 10
Maintenance & Storage.................................................................. 12
Troubleshooting & Repair............................................................... 16
Certificate of Conformity................................................................. 17
Parts Explosions............................................................................. 18
REGISTRATION
Record your model number and serial number in the space provided
for easy reference. Fill out and mail the registration card located in your
parts packet. Warranty is valid only if your completed registration card
is received by Ardisam, Inc., within two weeks of the purchase date.
Model Number
Serial Number
Engine Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
ONE Year Limited Warranty
The Ardisam, Inc., Manufacturing Company warrants
this rototiller to be free from defects in material or
workmanship. Conditions of this warranty include:
What is covered under warranty:
For the first year from the date of purchase, Ardisam
will furnish 100% parts and labor to correct any
defect caused by faulty material or workmanship. All
products returned for warranty repair must have
prior approval from Ardisam, Inc. by calling our
customer service department at 800-345-6007 for
a return material authorization number (RMA#).
Items subject to normal wear and tear, such as belts,
batteries, tines, shear bolts and tires, due to the
nature of their function are not covered under this
warranty. Any unit used in a commercial application
is covered for a period of 90 days after purchase. The
engine is covered under a separate warranty issued
by the engine manufacturer as stated in the engine
manual.
What is not covered under warranty:
This warranty applies only to products which
have not been repaired or altered outside our
factory. It covers only defects resulting from
normal use, and does not cover defects arising
from misuse, alteration, negligence, or accident.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser
and is nontransferable.
This warranty supersedes all other warranties
either expressed or implied and all other obligations
or liabilities on our part. Ardisam, Inc., does not
assume, and does not authorize any other person
to assume for us, any liability in connection with the
sale of our products. This guarantee is void unless
the warranty card is properly filled out and returned
to Ardisam, Inc., Cumberland, Wisconsin, within two
weeks of the purchase date.
Earthquake, A Division of Ardisam, Inc.
1690 Elm Street; P.O. Box 666
Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829
800-345-6007 · Fax (715) 822-2223
E-mail: info@ardisam.com
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SAFETY
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
Accurate assembly and safe and effective use of the rototiller is the
owner’s responsibility.
• Read and follow all safety instructions.
! DANGER
DANGER INDICATES a serious injury or fatality will result if the safety instructions that follow this signal word are
not obeyed.
• Carefully follow all assembly instructions.
• Maintain the tiller according to directions and schedule included
in this Earthquake operator’s manual.
• Ensure that anyone who uses the tiller is familiar with all
controls and safety precautions.
SPECIAL MESSAGES
Your manual contains special messages to bring attention to potential
safety concerns, machine damage as well as helpful operating and
servicing information. Please read all the information carefully to avoid
injury and machine damage.
NOTE: General information is given throughout the manual
that may help the operator in the operation or service of the
machine.
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please read this section carefully. Operate the tiller according to the
safety instructions and recommendations outlined here and inserted
throughout the text. Anyone who uses this tiller must read the instructions and be familiar with the controls. Your tiller is equipped with a
safety device that enables you to stop the wheels and tines quickly
in an emergency. Learn how the drive safety control lever operates
and how to control the tiller at all times.
This symbol points out important safety instructions
which if not followed could endanger your personal
safety. Read and follow all instructions in this manual
before attempting to operate this equipment.
• Do not allow children to operate this rototiller. Keep small children away
from the area being tilled. Do not allow adults to operate the tiller without
proper instruction.
Preparation
• Dress appropriately when operating the tiller. Always wear sturdy
footwear. Never wear sandals, sneakers, or open shoes, and never
operate the tiller with bare feet. Do not wear loose clothing that
might get caught in moving parts.
• Carefully inspect the area to be tilled and remove all foreign objects.
Do not till above underground water lines, gas lines, electric cables,
or pipes. Do not operate the tiller in soil with large rocks and foreign
objects which can damage the equipment.
• Disengage all clutches and leave all control levers in the neutral
position before starting the engine.
! WARNING
WARNING INDICATES a serious injury or fatality could result if the safety instructions that follow this signal word are
not obeyed.
! CAUTION
CAUTION INDICATES YOU CAN OR YOUR EQUIPMENT CAN BE HURT IF THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW THIS SIGNAL WORD ARE
NOT OBEYED.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT INDICATES HELPFUL INFORMATION
FOR PROPER ASSEMBLY, OPERATION, OR
MAINTENANCE OF YOUR equipment.
! WARNING
You must read, understand and comply with
all safety and operating instructions in
this manual before attempting to setup
and operate your rototiller.
Failure to comply with all safety and
operating instructions can result in loss
of machine control, serious personal
injury to you and/or bystanders, and risk
of equipment and property damage. The
triangle in the text signifies important
cautions or warnings which must be
followed.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
• Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
a. Use an approved fuel container.
b. Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine.
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c. Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.
d. Replace gasoline cap securely and clean up spilled fuel before restarting.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine is
running.
Operation
• Do not operate the tiller under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
IMPORTANT
The right and left sides of
your rototiller are determined from the operating position as you face the direction
of forward travel.
Engine is shipped from factory
without oil. You must add engine oil before starting engine.
• Never operate the tiller without guards, covers, and hoods in
place.
Maintenance and storage
• Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from rotating parts. Keep
clear of tiller tines at all times.
• Keep machine, attachments, and accessories in safe working
condition.
• Tines rotate when tiller is engaged, tines rotate when the drive
safety control lever is pulled down. Releasing the drive safety
control lever to neutral stops the tines.
• Check shear bolts, engine mounting bolts, and other bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
• Use extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel
drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or
traffic.
• To prevent accidental starting, always disconnect and secure
the spark plug wire from the spark plug before performing tiller
maintenance.
• After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, remove the
wire from the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the tiller for
any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and
operating the tiller.
• Never run the engine indoors. Exhaust fumes are deadly.
• If vegetation clogs the tines, STOP THE ENGINE AND
DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE before removing
vegetation by hand.
• Engine muffler will be hot from operation. Do not touch it with
bare skin or a severe burn may result.
• Always allow muffler to cool before filling fuel tank.
• Never store equipment with gasoline in the tank inside a closed
building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow
the engine to cool before storing in any building.
• Always refer to the operator’s guide instructions for important
details if the tiller is to be stored for an extended period.
• If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine
and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a
warning of trouble.
• Do not run the engine indoors; exhaust fumes are deadly.
• Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to till too
deep at too fast a rate.
• Never allow bystanders near the unit.
• 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.
• Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine
unattended. Disengage all control levers, stop the engine,
wait for all moving parts to stop, and make certain guards
and shields are in place.
• When leaving the operating position for any reason:
- shut off the engine.
- wait for all moving parts to stop.
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SAFETY DECALS
This rototiller unit has been designed and manufactured to provide you with the safety and reliability you would expect from an industry
leader in outdoor power equipment manufacturing.
Although reading this manual and the safety instructions it contains will provide you with the necessary basic knowledge to operated
this equipment safely and effectively, we have placed several safety labels on the tiller to remind you of this important information
while you are operating the unit.
These important safety labels are illustrated below, and are shown here to help familiarize you with the location and content of the
safety messages you will see as you perform normal tilling operations. Please review these labels now. If you have any questions
regarding their meaning or how to comply with these instructions, reread the complete safety instruction text on the preceding pages,
or contact your local dealer.
Should any of the safety labels become unreadable because of being worn, faded, or otherwise damaged during the use of your tiller,
please use the part number information provided to order a replacement label from your local authorized dealer.
The safety labels are easily applied, and will act as a constant visual reminder to you, and others who may use the equipment. Follow
the safety instructions necessary for safe, effective operation of your rototiller.
Part No. LBL3100C
TINES DANGER/OPERATION
Hood Decal
Part No. LBL516C
WARNING
Belt Cover Decal
Part No. LBL821B
HOOD WARNING
Hood Decal
Part No. LBL3100H
WARNING
Part #: LBL3100H
Pivot
Mount Decal
Size: 2.50 w x 1.23 h
Part No. LBL3100D
CLUTCH ENGAGE
Handlebar Decal
.0625 Corner Radius
1000 decals per roll
Colors: ANSI Orange, Black, White
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Unpacking and Assembly
unpack tiller & assemble
1. Open top of carton and remove handlebar assembly.
2. Find parts packet. Parts packet for 3365/3365CE contains:
6- 5/16-18 x 1-3/4” bolts
6- 5/16” spring lockwashers
2- hand knobs
4- locknuts
2- 1/2” push nuts
1- detent pin
Parts packet for 3365PS/R3365H contains:
2- 3/8-16 x 1” bolts
2- 3/8-16 biway locknuts
2- 5/16-18 x 1” bolts
4- 5/16-18 x 1-3/4” bolts
6- 5/16” spring lockwashers
2- hand knobs
4- 5/16” locknuts
2- 1/2” push nuts
1- detent pin
IMPORTANT
The right and left sides of your
rototiller are determined from
the operating position as you
face the direction of forward
travel.
Engine is shipped from factory
without oil.You must add engine
oil before starting engine.
! CAUTION
DO NOT TRY TO LIFT THE ROTOTILLER FROM THE
CARTON.
3. Cut open end of carton and remove machine:
a. Install wheels on each end of axle, tap on push nuts with a hammer.
b. Assemble tines to unit, inside tines first. Sharp edge of tine will be away from operator at top or face down at front of machine.
c. Outside tines have two positions- wide 21” & narrow 16”. For narrow width - assemble with short side of tine holder pipe towards center of machine.
d. For wide width - move left tine to right side and right to left side. Assemble with long half of tine pipe towards machine.
e. Slide top handle of handlebar over lower loop. Put 5/16-18 x 1-3/4” bolts thru both holes from inside out, put on 5/16” spring lockwashers and tighten with hand knobs. Model 3365PS/R3365H will use 3/8-16 x 1” bolts with nuts and 5/16-
18 x 1” bolts with hand knobs. See parts explosion on page 19.
f. Check upper and lower jam nuts for tightness. See page 9, Belt Tension Adjustment.
g. Add and check engine oil.
install depth regulator lever
1. Install the depth regulator lever through hole in bracket from the
bottom up with curve to rear of unit and secure with detent pin.
Fill engine CRANKCASE
1. Add oil according to engine manual. Do not overfill. Use a clean,
high quality detergent oil. Container must be marked A.P.I. Service
SF - SJ. Use no special additives with recommended oils. Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Oil level must be full. Check the oil level
by removing oil fill plug. Oil level should be up to the bottom of the
fill plug opening.
narrow tine width
wide tine width
upper
handlebar
lower
handlebar
loop
hand knob
depth
regulator
lever
detent pin
2. Always check oil level before starting engine. Refer to engine
manual for capacity and type of oil to use.
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Features (3365/3365Ce)
The advantage of the EARTHQUAKE® BADGER™ gear drive rototiller over other front tine tillers, is the exclusive
unfolding and flexible drag bar. This gives the Earthquake® Badger™ gear drive tiller its stability and its versatility. For easy transport, fold the wheels under the engine. During operation, the wheels unfold back and the drag bar
folds down. The long length between the tines and the drag bar make this the most comfortable front tine tiller on the
market.
drive safety control lever
forward cable
hand knob
belt guard
3-way adjustable tine widths
Transport Position
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controls
Drive SAFETY Control Lever
! CAUTION
BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT
This information is provided here only to
introduce the controls. DO NOT START THE
ENGINE AT THIS TIME. Starting and operating
instructions are given on page 10. Please
read this section and all operating and
safety instructions before starting your
tiller.
Proper belt tension is critical to good performance. After 1/2 hour of
operation, all cables may have to be adjusted due to initial stretch.
Thereafter, check tension after every 2 hours of operation.
• As a safety precaution, the drive safety
control lever will not lock in the
forward position.
To increase belt tension:
• To stop the wheels and tines at any time
release the drive safety control lever.
Engage tines into forward, releasing returns machine to neutral.
Pulling down on drive safety control lever engages the tines. Releasing
the drive safety control lever disengages the tines to a neutral
position.
1. Loosen upper jam nut. Turn nut up cable in 1/8” increments.
2. Tighten lower jam nut.
3. Check adjustment.
This procedure can be repeated until conduit adjustment bolts have
no more adjustment left. If no more adjustment can be made, belt
may have to be replaced.
DEPTH REGULATOR LEVER
Tilling depth is controlled by the height of the depth regulator lever.
To adjust tilling depth.
! WARNING
ENGINE SHOULD BE OFF BEFORE ADJUSTING
ANY CONTROLS.
Do not adjust tilling depth unless drive
safety control lever is released to the
neutral position.
1.Remove detent pin.
2.Raise the depth regulator lever to position tines at chosen tilling
depth.
3.Align hole in depth regulator lever with hole in depth regulator
bracket and replace detent pin.
drive safety control lever disengaged
drive safety control lever disengaged
1/4” stretch
1/4” stretch
upper jam nut
lower jam nut
upper jam nut
forward cable
lower jam nut
forward cable
Model 3365/3365CE Handlebar
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OperatioN
PRE-START INSPECTIOn
1. Make sure all safety guards are in place and all nuts and bolts are secure.
2. Check oil level in engine crankcase. See your engine manual for
procedure and specifications.
3. Inspect air cleaner for cleanliness. See your engine manual for
procedure.
4. Check the fuel supply. Fill the fuel tank no closer than 1 inch from top of tank to provide space for expansion. See your engine
manual for fuel recommendations.
5. Be sure spark plug wire is attached and spark plug is tightened securely.
6. Check position of wheels.
7. Check depth regulator lever position.
8. Examine underneath and around engine for signs of oil or fuel
leaks.
9. Inspect fuel hoses for tightness and fuel seepage.
10.Look for signs of engine damage.
11.Remove excessive debris from muffler area and recoil starter.
START-UP
The controls required to start and run the rototiller are located on the
engine and are marked “Choke” and “Throttle”.
A more detailed description of engine operation and all related
precautions and procedures can be found in the engine manufacturer’s
manual that accompanies each tiller.
Cold Starts
1. Move choke lever to full choke position.
2. Move throttle lever to “start”.
3. Pull starting rope out slowly one time and allow to return
normally.
4. Pull starting rope out rapidly, and allow rope to return normally.
5. When engine starts, gradually move choke lever to “no choke”
position and increase throttle speed.
Restarting A Warm Engine
Restarting an engine that is already warm from previous running does
not normally require use of the choke.
1. Move throttle lever to “start” position.
2. Pull starting rope out rapidly until engine starts. Allow rope to return
normally. Repeat until engine starts.
IMPORTANT
Engine is shipped from factory without oil.
YOU MUST ADD ENGINE OIL BEFORE STARTING
ENGINE.
Practice operating the controls and
tiller with tines out of ground before
beginning to till. It is important that you
know how to use the tiller properly, keep
control at all times, stop the tines and
wheels from turning, and stop the engine
if necessary. If you do not know how to
do these things, read the Controls and
Safety sections before proceeding.
! CAUTION
Please do not start your tiller until you
have read the Manual that came with your
engine, and the sections in this manual
titled Controls and Safety. If you have
read these, follow the steps below to
start your tiller. Always perform this
pre-start checklist before starting the
engine.
! WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and must
be handled with care. Never fill the tank
when the engine is hot or running. Always
move outdoors to fill the tank.
Temperature of muffler and near by areas
may exceed 150° F. Avoid these areas.
Do not move choke control to CHOKE to
stop engine. Backfire or engine damage
may occur.
TO STOP THE ENGINE AT ANY TIME, MOVE THROTTLE CONTROL TO THE OFF POSITION. To stop
tines at any time, release drive safety
control lever to the neutral position.
Always release drive safety control
lever to the neutral position before
adjusting the depth of the regulator
lever.
3. Adjust throttle speed to “high” for best tiller action.
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Operating Speed
For normal tilling, set the throttle lever to “fast”.
SHUTTING DOWN
To stop the engine at any time, move throttle control to the off position.
To stop wheels and tines at any time, release the drive safety control
lever to the neutral position.
Tilling
1. Adjust the depth regulator lever to desired tilling depth.
NOTE: Raise depth regulator lever up one hole at a time,
testing tiller operation after each raise. Raising depth regulator
lever too high can result in loss of control of tiller!
2.Move the throttle control to fast.
3.Place the tiller in motion by pushing down on the drive safety control
lever--this will engage the tines.
! WARNING
Extreme caution must be taken in selecting tilling depth. If you attempt to till
too deeply for soil conditions, that is,
with the drag stake in too high a position,
loss of control could result.
If removing material from the tines by
hand, stop engine and remove spark plug
wire first.
! DANGER
Engine and surrounding parts become
extremely hot during normal use and will
cause serious burn injuries if touched
before the engine has cooled.
Allow engine to cool completely before
touching these hot surfaces.
Always keep hands and feet clear of
rotating machine parts.
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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your rototiller has been designed and produced by the industry’s leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment to provide you
with years of reliable operation.
Keeping your tiller in top running condition will prolong its life, and help you obtain optimum performance.
Please read this normal care schedule, and note the recommended care operating intervals to extend the life of your unit.
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Before
Each Use
Change belt tension
13
X
Change forward belt
13
Engine maintenance
14
x
x
Check or fill engine crankcase
14
x
2
Clean tine axle shaft
14
x
Lubrication
14
x
-
1
Maintenance Operation
Check throttle control adjustment
50 hours or
Every Season
x
EM = See engine manual
1 Adjust throttle control after first 3 hours of operation or if engine is hard to start or run-on occurs.
2 Change oil after first 5-8 hours of use, then after every 50 hours or every season. Change oil every 25 hours when operating under heavy load or in high temperatures.
SERVICING THE ROTOTILLER
The following information will help you make the necessary checks
and perform the procedures required to follow the normal care
recommendations made for your rototiller unit.
! WARNING
To prevent accidental starting:
If you prefer, your local authorized dealer can make these checks and
perform the required procedures for you.
Engine must be turned off and cool, and spark
plug wire must be removed and secured from
spark plug before checking and adjusting engine
or equipment.
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Check Belt Tension
Belt tension may decrease over time. It must be adjusted within the
first half hour of operation, and checked after every two hours of
operation. Proper adjustment will assure long belt life. Too much or
too little belt tension will cause premature belt failure. To check and
adjust the forward belt tension:
! WARNING
Check forward belt tension regularly.
Too much or too little tension will cause
premature belt failure.
1. Turn off engine. Engine must be cool.
2. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and secure.
3. With drive safety control lever in the neutral position, measure
length of spring when in its relaxed state.
4. Pull down on drive safety control lever and measure length of
spring when compressed. Ideal length would be 1/4” shorter.
remove belt
from front
Change Forward Belt
1.Turn off engine. Engine must be cool.
2.Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and secure.
3.Remove belt guard.
• remove the belt from the engine pulley:
- gently pull the engine recoil rope to rotate the pulley.
- with the pulley turning, force the belt out of the V-groove.
- slide the belt free of the engine pulley.
- pull the belt down and out of the way.
- push the bolt forward and out front of machine.
Belt replacement part #:
3370 (forward)
• install new belt:
- place belt in transmission pulley groove.
- gently pull the engine recoil rope to rotate the pulley while forcing the belt into the V-groove.
4.Replace belt guard.
5.Attach spark plug wire.
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Engine Maintenance
Refer to the engine manual included in your parts packet for
information on engine maintenance. Your engine manual provides
detailed information and a maintenance schedule for performing the
following tasks:
1. Check oil level before each use or after every 8 hours of
operation.
2. Change oil after first 5-8 hours of operation. Change oil while engine
is warm. Refill with new oil of recommended grade.
4. Check spark plug yearly or every 100 hours of operation.
IMPORTANT
Engine is shipped from factory without oil.
You must add engine oil before starting
engine.
Engine can overheat and become damaged
if debris blocks the cooling system or
rotating screen.
Never run engine without complete air
cleaner installed on engine.
5. Service air cleaner.
6. Keep engine and parts clean.
7. Check engine and equipment often for loose nuts and bolts, keep
these items tightened.
Check or Fill Engine Crankcase
1. Add oil according to engine manual. Do not overfill. Use a clean,
high quality detergent oil. Container must be marked A.P.I. Service
SF - SJ. Use no special additives with recommended oils. Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Oil level must be full. Check the oil level
by removing oil fill plug. Oil level should be up to the bottom of the
fill plug opening on most engines.
! CAUTION
Do not operate tiller before reading
the engine manual provided in the parts
packet.
! WARNING
Temperature of muffler and near by areas
may exceed 150° F. Avoid these areas.
2. Always check oil level before starting engine. Refer to engine
manual for capacity and type of oil to use.
Clean tine axle shaft
1. Turn off engine. Engine must be cool.
2. Remove spark plug wire and secure from spark plug.
3. Remove all vegetation, string, wire, and other material that may
have accumulated on the axle between the inside set of tines and
the seal on the transmission housing.
4. Replace spark plug wire.
Lubrication
Proper lubrication of moving mechanical parts is critical for proper
care and maintenance. Oil the moving parts shown at 10 hour intervals
using a 30 weight oil.
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storage
Prepare for Storage
Follow the steps below to prepare your tiller for storage. Read your
engine manual for detailed instructions on preparing the engine for
storage.
1. Protect wheels and axles from rust:
- Coat the axles lightly with axle grease.
! WARNING
Do not store tiller in an unventilated
area where fuel fumes may reach flame,
sparks, pilot lights or an ignited object.
Drain fuel outdoors away from any
ignition sources. Use only approved fuel
containers.
2. Drain fuel system completely following engine manufacturer’s
instructions or add fuel stabilizer to prevent fuel from gumming up
during extended storage period.
3. While engine is still warm, drain the oil from the engine. Refill with
fresh oil of the recommended grade.
4. Clean external surfaces, engine and cooling fan.
5. Remove spark plug, pour one ounce of SAE 30 oil into spark plug
hole.
6. Plug hole and pull starter cord slowly to distribute oil evenly in
cylinder head area.
7. Reinstall spark plug.
8. Transport unit to a suitable storage location. If you have chosen to
use a fuel stabilizer and have not drained the fuel system, follow all
safety instructions storage precautions in this manual to prevent the
possibility of fire from the ignition of gasoline fumes. Remember,
gasoline fumes can travel to distant sources of ignition and ignite,
causing risk of explosion and fire.
9. If there is any possibility of unauthorized use or tampering, remove
the spark plug and store it in a safe place before storing the rototiller
unit. Be sure to plug the spark plug hole to prevent foreign material
from entering.
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Troubleshooting and Repair
! WARNING
Troubleshooting Guide
Practice safety at all times. Engine must be
turned off and allowed to cool, and spark
plug wire must be disconnected and secured
before attempting any maintenance or
repair.
While normal care and routine maintenance will extend the life of
your rototiller, prolonged or constant use may eventually require
that service be performed to allow it to continue operating properly.
The troubleshooting guide below lists the most common problems,
causes and remedies.
Failure to comply with this safety requirement
can result in serious personal injury to you
or bystanders.
Problem
Remedy/ActioN
Engine will not start
• Add gas to gas tank.
• Connect spark plug wire to spark plug
• Throttle must be positioned at choke for a cold start
Engine runs rough, floods during operation
• Clean or replace air cleaner
Engine is hard to start
•
•
•
Drain old fuel and replace with fresh. Use gas stabilizer at end of season
Make sure spark plug wire is securely attached to spark plug
Drive safety control lever must be released to neutral to start the engine
Engine misses or lacks power
•
•
•
•
•
Raise the tines for shallow tilling by raising the depth regulator lever
Clean or replace air cleaner
Improper carburetor adjustment, take to authorized engine service center
Replace spark plug and adjust gap
Drain and refill gas tank and carburetor
Engine will not stop when throttle control is positioned at stop • See engine manual to check and adjust throttle linkage
Tiller moves forward during starting
• Drive safety control lever must be released to neutral to start the engine
Tiller is difficult to control when tilling
(machine jumps or lurches forward)
• Lower engine speed in hard ground
• Raise the tines for shallower tilling by lowering the depth regulator lever
Belts squeal in neutral
• Adjust forward belt guide:
- turn engine off and allow muffler to cool
- disconnect spark plug wire and secure from spark plug
- pull down on drive safety control lever
- manually bend forward belt guide so there is 1/16 inch or less clearance between belt guide and belt
- replace spark plug wire
Belts squeal in forward operation
•
•
•
•
•
Excessive heat build up in transmission/tine area during tilling
• Remove vegetation
• Check transmission fluid and fill if needed
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Turn engine off and allow muffler to cool
Disconnect spark plug wire and secure from spark plug
Release drive safety control lever to neutral
Adjust engage cable
Replace spark plug wire
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DECLARATION DE CONFORMIDAD
DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITÀ
3365CE
MODELLO NR.
N° DE PRODUCTO
PRODUKTNR.
PRODUKTIONSNR.
PRODUKT-NR.
.
°
EARTHQUAKE
DESCR.
Signed
Front Tine Rototiller
Kirk Hyatt
Declares that products listed below comply to 98/37/EC + 89/336/EEC
Déclare que les produits énumérés ci-dessous sont conformes à: 98/37/EC + 89/336/EC
Erklärt, dass die unten aufgeführten Produkte mit den Vorschriften übereinstimmen 98/37/EC + 89/336/EC
Erklærer, at nedenstående produkter opfylder ... 98/37/EC + 89/336/EC
Declara que los productos relacionados mas abajo cumplen con: 98/37/EC + 89/336/EC
Verklaart dat onderstaande produkten overeenkomen met: 98/37/EC + 89/336/EC
Si dichiara che i prodotti sotto elencati sono conformi a: 98/37/EC + 89/336/EC
PRODUCT NO.
N° DE FABRICATION
ÜBEREINSTIMMUNGSERKLÄRUNG
VERKLARING VAN OVEREENKOMST
95
Date
93
MISURATO EMISSIONI
SONORA IMPORTO :
108
DOCFT
FORM NO. 3365CE
August 23, 2006
AFGEMETEN GESEVENS
GELVIDSSTERKTE AARTAL :
MEASURED SOUND-POWER LEVEL
MESURER NIVEAU DE PUISSANCE
ACOUSTIQUE TAILLE :
GEMESSENER
SCHALLEISTUNGSPEGEL
MÅLE LYDSTYRKE BELØB :
Product Development Manager
Ardisam, Inc.
Cumberland, WI USA
LIVELLO DI EMISSIONI ACUSTICHE
GARANTITO A:
GARANTIZA UN NIVEL DE SONORIDAD:
GEGARANDEERD GELUIDSNIVO:
GUARANTEED SOUND-POWER LEVEL
NIVEAU DE PUISSANCE
ACOUSTIQUE GARANTI:
GARANTIERTER
SCHALLEISTUNGSPEGEL:
GARANTERET STØJNIVEAU:
Declares that products listed below comply to 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Déclare que les produits énumérés ci-dessous sont conformes à: 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Erklärt, dass die unten aufgeführten Produkte mit den Vorschriften übereinstimmen 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Erklærer, at nedenstående produkter opfylder ... 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Declara que los productos relacionados mas abajo cumplen con: 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Verklaart dat onderstaande produkten overeenkomen met: 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Si dichiara che i prodotti sotto elencati sono conformi a: 2000/14/EC, ANNEX V
Ardisam Manufacturing, Inc. • 1690 Elm Street • Cumberland, WI U.S.A. 54829
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
KONFORMITETSERKLÆRING
3365ce certificate of conformity
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3365/3365ce Handlebar parts
3262
3268
53607
3170
53606
53620
3269, 3604
3108A
48406
48406
3335
8655
504
90141
PART #
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
3108A
CABLE ASSEMBLY W/FERREL
1
3170
NUT, PUSH 3/8” DIA.
1
3262
DRIVE SAFETY CONTROL LEVER
1
3268
LINK, 5-3/4” LONG
1
3269
HANDLE, TOP
1
3335
HANDLE, BOTTOM
1
48406
KNOB, FIVE-STAR 5/16-18
2
3600
RING TERMINAL, INSULATED
3/8 “ POST (3365CE)
2
PART #
DESCRIPTION
3603
CONNECTOR, FEMALE 1/4”
(3365CE)
2
3604
HANDLE, TOP W/TOGGLE
SWITCH BRACKET (3365CE)
1
504
LOCKWASHER, SPRING 5/16”
2
53606
NUT, HEX NYLOC 10-24
1
53607
NUT, HEX JAM 5/16-24
2
53620
SPRING, COMPRESSION
1
60G70
SWITCH, TOGGLE (3365CE)
1
BOLT, HEX HD 5/16-18 X 1-3/4”
2
BOLT, SFHH W/PATCH
3/8-16 X 1” GR5
4
3601
WIRE, 14 GAUGE (3365CE)
3
8655
3602
CONNECTOR, SELF-STRIPPING
18-1 (3365CE)
1
90141
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53650
53632
53612
53614
53631
53620
3359
3353
503
53629
103
53606
53607
2102
60G56
2104
48406
105
504
3358
101A
3108A
MODEL R3365H
90138
2104
PART #
DESCRIPTION
503
BOLT, HH 5/16-18 X 1-1/2”
1
504
LOCKWASHER, SPRING 5/16”
2
2
53606
NUT, HEX NYLOC 10-24
1
2
53607
NUT, HEX JAM 5/16-24
2
LINK 11-5/8” LONG
1
PART #
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
101A
CABLE, THROTTLE CONTROL
INCLUDES KNOB (R3365H)
1
103
BOLT, SLRH 10-32 X 1/2” (R3365H)
105
NUT, HEX NYLOC 10-32 (R3365H)
QTY.
2102
BOLT, HEX HD 3/8-16 X 1 GR5
2
53612
2104
NUT, BI-WAY HEX LOCK 3/8-16
6
53614
PIN, CLEVIS 1/4 X 1-1/2”
1
26124
BOLT, HHCS 5/16-18 X 1 GR5
2
53620
SPRING, COMPRESSION
1
3108A
CABLE ASSEMBLY W/FERREL
1
53629
BRACKET, CABLE MOUNT
1
GRIP, HANDLEBAR 1” ID FLANGELESS
2
3353
HANDLEBAR WELDMENT
(R3365H)
1
53631
3358
MOUNT, HANDLEBAR
1
53632
NUT, PUSH 1/4”
1
HANDLEBAR WELDMENT
(3365PS)
1
53650
LEVER, CONTROL
1
60G56
NUT, BI-WAY LOCK 5/16-18
1
KNOB, FIVE-STAR 5/16-18
2
90138
BOLT, SFHH 3/8-16 X 3/4”
4
3359
48406
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3365/3365CE/3365PS motor mount & Hood
parts
R3365H motor mount & Hood parts
60G56
3305,
3305CE
33055
WK6
31781
809
719
802
63118
31782
3130A
3196
WL14
802
67538
744
1407
717
1416
WF516
60G56
1413
2104
3275D
67538
3182A
53730
1418
53596B
3360
3370
WF516
3128
67538
48261
3335
8930
53106
3371
MODEL 3365PS & R3365H BUMPER
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motor mount & Hood parts
PART #
DESCRIPTION
1401
BOLT, HHCS 5/16-18 X 1-1/4” GR5
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1407
QTY.
PART #
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
1
3335
ARM, LOWER HANDLEBAR
(3365PS, R3365H)
1
SPRING, FORWARD ARM
1
3360
IDLER ARM, FORWARD
1
1413
PULLEY, FORWARD IDLER
1
3364
1
1416
PIN, LINK
1
KEY, SQUARE 3/16” X 5/8”
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1418
PIN, COTTER
1
3370
BELT, FORWARD
1
3371
COVER, FRONT BELT 4-HOLE
(3365PS, R3365H)
1
48261
WASHER, FLAT 1/4”
(3365PS, R3365H)
4
48300
BOLT, HHCS 5/16-18 X 2-1/4” GR5
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1
53106
NUT, BI-WAY LOCK 1/4-20
(3365PS, R3365H)
4
53596B
YOKE, CABLE
1
53730
BOLT, HH 5/16-18 X 2-1/2” GR5
(R3365H)
1
60G56
NUT, BI-WAY LOCK 5/16-18
4
63118
BOLT, HHCS 1/4-20 X 1/2”
6
67538
NUT, HEX NYLOC 1/4-20
8
1714250
WHEEL & TIRE ASSEMBLY
2
1960519
PUSH NUT 1/2” DIA.
4
2104
NUT, 2-WAY HEX 3/8-16
1
3128
SHIELD, TINE
1
3130A
FRAME, ENGINE MOUNT
1
3157
LEVER, DEPTH REGULATOR
1
3178
PULLEY, ENGINE, SINGLEGROOVE 3/4” ID
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1
31781
PULLEY, ENGINE, SINGLEGROOVE 3/4” ID MODIFIED
(R3365H)
1
31782
SPACER, ENGINE
(R3365H)
3
3182A
BELT GUIDE & MOUNT
1
69170
PIN, DETENT 5/16” X 2”
1
717
BOLT, HH 5/16-24 X 1-3/4”
(R3365H)
1
719
WASHER, SPRING LOCK 3/8”
(R3365H)
1
741
SPACER, CRANK SHAFT
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1
744
SPACER, BELT GUIDE
2
BOLT, HH 5/16-24 X 3/4” GR5
(R3365H)
2
3196
BOLT, HHCS 1/4-20 X 7-1/2” GR5
2
3202
SCREW, SHEET METAL 1/4 X 3/4”
(3365, 3365CE)
2
3207
SPACER, ENGINE
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1
3237
COVER, FRONT BELT
(3365, 3365CE)
1
3275
SHIELD, DIRT
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
1
802
3275D
SHIELD, DIRT W/HOLE
(R3365H)
1
807
1
3305
ENGINE, 6.50 T.R. BRIGGS
(3365, 3365PS)
1
BOLT, BHSCS W/PATCH
5/16-24 X 3/4”
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
809
1
33055
ENGINE, 5.5 HP HONDA
(R3365H)
1
WASHER, FLAT 1” OD X 5/16” X
.047” THICK
8930
4
3305CE
ENGINE, 6.50 T.R. BRIGGS
(3365CE)
1
BOLT, HH 1/4-20 X 3/4” GR5
(3365PS, R3365H)
90140
1
3329
TAIL MOUNT, UPPER
1
BOLT, HEX HD 5/16-18 X 3-1/4”
(3365, 3365CE, 3365PS)
3330
TAIL MOUNT, LOWER
1
WF516
WASHER, FLAT 5/16”
3
3331
SHAFT, WHEEL 1/2”
1
WK6
KEY, WOODRUFF #6
(R3365H)
1
3332
SHAFT, TAIL MOUNT HINGE 1/2”
1
WL14
WASHER, SPRING LOCK 1/4”
2
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504
504
PART #
DESCRIPTION
PART #
DESCRIPTION
1511
BOLT, SFHH 1/4-20 X 7/8”
1601
BEARING, TAPERED
(INCLUDES CONE & RACE)
9
3326
TINE SET, OUTSIDE LEFT
1
1
3364
KEY 3/16 X 1/2”
1
1701
KEY, HALF MOON 1/4 X 1”
1
504
LOCKWASHER, SPRING 5/16”
5
1810
SNAP RING, EXTERNAL
2
56100B
CASTING, RIGHT SIDE
1
3116
GEAR, BRASS 1” ID
1
56101B
CASTING, LEFT SIDE
1
60G56
NUT, BI-WAY LOCK 5/16-18
3122
SHAFT, DRIVE
4
1
3179
67538
NUT, NYLOC 1/4”
9
PULLEY, SINGLE GROOVE
1
3205W
802
SCREW, HEX HD 5/16-24 X 3/4”
1
BEARING, SEALED 1” ID
2
803
WASHER 5/16” ID X 1-5/8” OD
1
3310TRAN TRANSMISSION, COMPLETE
1
8655
BOLT, HEX HD 5/16-18 X 1-3/4”
4
3322
SHAFT, TINE 1”
1
8922
BEARING, BALL R12
1
3323
TINE SET, OUTSIDE RIGHT
1
8924
SNAP RING, EXTERNAL 3/4”
1
3324
TINE SET, INSIDE
2
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