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Electric Tiller/Cultivator
Model No. TJ601E
Form No. TJ601E-880E
A Division of Snow Joe, LLC
Safety Instructions
5.Always plan your tilling pattern to avoid discharge of
material toward people, pets and property. Thrown objects
can cause serious personal injury.
All Operators Must Read These
Instructions Before Use
6.Keep people, pets and property at least 25 feet from the
tiller while it is in operation. Stop the tiller if people or pets
enter the discharge area.
Always follow these safety guidelines. Failure to do so may
result in serious bodily injury or death.
7.Always observe the surface conditions in order to avoid
slipping, falling and unexpected objects.
General Safety WARNINGS!
When using the electric tiller, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
and personal injury, including the following:
1.Always inspect the area where the tiller is to be used.
Remove all objects (e.g., stones, sticks, wires and foreign
objects) that could be thrown by the tines or cause the
operator to trip.
m WARNING: When servicing use only identical replacement.
2.Thrown objects can cause serious injury to the eyes and
exposed body. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields
during operation and while performing an adjustment or
Polarized Appliance Connections to reduce the risk of electric
shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other) and will require the use of a polarized extension
cord. The appliance plug will fit into a polarized extension cord
only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain a
correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension cord
will require the use of a polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit
into the polarized wall outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper
wall outlet. Do not change the equipment plug, extension cord
receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way. Before using
the tiller, take the time to familiarize yourself with the controls,
especially how to stop the tiller in an emergency. Only allow
responsible individuals who have a thorough understanding of
these instructions to operate the tiller. Never allow children to
operate the tiller. Retain this manual for future reference and
reread it at the start of each tilling session.
3.Always operate wearing adequate garments. Do not wear
jewelry or other loose clothing, which could become
entangled in moving parts. Wear footwear that provides
sure footing.
4.Observe any noise-prevention regulations and laws.
5.Inspect the tiller for worn, missing or damaged parts
and safety labels. See maintenance section for detailed
1.Always use a grounded three-wire extension cord and
receptacle that is made of rubber and intended for
outdoor use.
2.Keep the extension cord away from the moving tines
and hot motor housing.
3.Avoid contact with metal objects.
mThis symbol indicates important safety instructions. Failure
to observe and follow these instructions may result in personal
injury or property damage. Read and follow all instructions in
this manual before attempting to operate this machine.
Metal Screw
1.Read, understand and follow all instructions on the tiller
and in the manual (s) before attempting to assemble and
operate. Save this manual for reference and ordering
replacement parts.
2.Never allow children under 16 years old to operate this
machine. Children 16 years old and over should be trained
and supervised by an adult who understands the operation
of the tiller.
3.Never allow an untrained individual to operate the tiller.
4.Understand the function of all the controls and their proper
operation. Know how to stop the machine and disengage
them quickly.
© 2011 by Snow Joe, LLC
All rights reserved. Original instructions.
Cover of Grounded
Outlet Box
Grounding method
20.Use Right Appliance – Do not use appliance for any job
except that for which it is intended.
1.Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
21.Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for the
gardening appliance. Receptacles are available having builtin GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of
2.Keep all safety devices in place and working. Do not
operate with missing or damaged components.
3.Ensure the controls (Start/Stop) function properly before
4.Hold onto the tiller with both hands during operation.
Ensure the grips are dry.
Exception: This warning does not apply to a battery
operated appliance.
22.Warning – To reduce the risk of electric shock, use only
with an extension cord intended for outdoor use, such as
an extension cord of cord type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A,
5.Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and
feet. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts.
6.Plan your tilling pattern to avoid discharge towards people
or property (e.g., windows, cars etc.). Do not direct
discharge at children, bystanders and pets or allow anyone
in front of the machine.
23.Extension Cord – Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your product will
draw. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
7.Only operate the tiller when there is good visibility or light
and dry conditions. Always watch your footing and keep a
firm hold on the grips. Walk don’t run!
24.Avoid Unintentional Starting – Don’t carry plugged-in
appliance with finger on switch. Be sure switch is off when
plugging in.
8.Do not operate the tiller on slippery surfaces. Check your
footing as you operate the tiller.
25.Don’t Abuse Cord – Never carry appliance by cord or yank
it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil,
and sharp edges.
9.Exercise caution when changing direction and operating
on slopes. Always keep feet and legs a safe distance away
from the machine. Look for hidden obstacles or hazards.
10.Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to till to
deeply or in ground that presents excessive resistance.
Exception: This statement does not apply to a cordless
battery-operated gardening appliance.
26.Don’t grasp the exposed cutting blades or cutting edges
when picking up or holding the appliance. (For grass shears
and similar appliances only.)
11.Stop the tiller and disconnect the electric cord before you
leave the operating position (behind the handles) to make
any adjustments or inspections. Wait until the tines have
come to a complete stop.
27.Don’t Force Appliance – It will do the job better and with
less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it was
12.If the tiller should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
machine and inspect thoroughly for damage.
28.Don’t Overreach – Keep proper footing and balance at all
13.Turn the machine OFF and disconnect the electrical
power when moving to a new work area. Allow the tines to
complete stop rotating before moving the tiller.
29.Stay Alert – Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate appliance when you are tired.
14.Always use care and good judgment when you have a
situation that is not covered in this manual. If unsure,
always contact the distributors where you bought the tiller
or the nearest service location before proceeding.
30.Disconnect Appliance – Disconnect the appliance from
the power supply when not in use, before servicing, when
changing accessories such as blades, and the like.
15.Avoid Dangerous Environment – Don’t use appliances in
damp or wet locations.
Exception: This warning does not apply to a
batteryoperated appliance.
31.Store Idle Appliances Indoors – When not in use, appliances
should be stored indoors in dry, and high or locked-up
place – out of reach of children.
16.Don’t use in rain.
17.Keep Children Away – All visitors should be kept at a
distance from work area.
32.Maintain Appliance With Care – Keep cutting edge sharp
and clean for best performance and to reduce the risk
of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
accessories. Inspect appliance cord periodically, and
if damaged, have it repaired by an authorized service
facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace
if damaged. Keep handle dry, clean, and free from oil and
18.Dress Properly – Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
They can be caught in moving parts. Use of rubber gloves
and substantial footwear is recommended when working
outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
19.Use Safety Glasses – Always use face or dust mask if
operation is dusty.
33.Check Damaged Parts – Before further use of the
appliance, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly
and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other condition that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should
be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center unless indicated elsewhere in this manual.
1.Always turn the tiller OFF and disconnect the electrical
power when there is a work stoppage or changing work
areas. Never leave the machine running when unattended.
2.The tines will continue to rotate for a short period after
turning the tiller OFF. Wait until the tines have completely
stopped before lifting the machine or conducting
inspection and maintenance.
3.The motor housing remains hot for a short period after the
machine is turned OFF. Allow the motor housing to cool off
before touching or storing near combustible material.
1.Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels.
2.Disengage all controls, stop the engine and wait until the
tines come to a complete stop before cleaning, repairing or
inspecting the tiller.
3.Regularly check the following:
a.Accumulation of debris around the tines could cause a poor performance or damage to the motor. Inspect and clean before every use.
b.Safety devices are operating properly. Do not tamper with or adjust safety devices.
c.Bolts and screws for proper tightness. Visually inspect machine for any damage and the tiller is in safe working condition.
d.Always replace damaged parts with original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. Replacement parts that do not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance and compromise safety.
Safety Symbols
The following table depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read,
understand, and follow all instructions on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S) Read, understand and
follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate.
WARNING! Keep out of rain and away from wet areas.
DANGER! Rotating objects may spin off and cause personal
injury. Keep people away from hazard area.
WARNING! Always turn the machine OFF and disconnect
the electrical power before conducting inspection, cleaning
and maintenance.
DANGER! Keep electrical extension cable away from tines.
WARNING! Rotating parts may cause serious injury. Allow
the tines to completely stop before moving the machine,
inspection, cleaning and maintenance.
Know Your Electric Tiller/Cultivator
Part List Legend
A.Left Handle Grip/Grab handle
B.Safety Button
C.Right Handle Grip/Control Handle
D.Power Switch
E.cable tesion relief
F.Plastic Crossplate
G.Cable Guide
H.Upper Frame
I .Cable Clip
J .Lower Frame
N.Motor Housing
O.Wing Nuts and Bolts
P.Belt Clip
Technical Data
Power – 9 Amp
Rated voltage – 120 V ~ /60 Hz
Sound pressure level – (LPA)* 71 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power level – 93 dB(A)
Idling speed – 380 rpm-1
Nominal output – 1000 W
Working depth – 7 inch/18 cm
Working width – 18 inch/45 cm
Vibration – < 3.09 m/s²
Blades – 6
Weight – 28.9 lbs./13.1 kg
The stated values are emission values and do not necessarily represent safe workplace values.
Although there is a correlation between emission and immission levels, it is not possible to
reliably derive whether additional precautions are necessary or not. Factors influencing the
immission level currently prevailing at the workplace include the nature of the workroom, other
noise sources, e g. the number of machines and other work processes. Admissible workplace
values can also vary from country to country. However, this information should enable the user
to better assess danger and risk.
Unpacking and using for the
first time
• (Fig. 1) Insert the control handle (C) and the grab handle
(A) into the holes of the cross plate (F). Make sure that the
control handle is on the side of the cable holder guide of
the cross plate.
• Insert the screw bolts in the holes at the back of the cross
plate, and tighten them. Ensure the handles are tightened
in the cross plate.
Unpacking the product and checking for completeness. See
also: Disposing of packaging – Page 7.
• Fix the entire unit with the wing nuts (O) to the frame (H).
Supplied as standard
• Fix the frame (H) with wing nuts (O) to the tiller frame (J).
• Instructions for use
Set the tilling depth
• Garden tiller
How to change the transport status to the tine status
• Grab handles x 2 (1 Control and 1 Grab Handle)
• Firstly, pull the pin (Q) and disassemble the bolt (R), then
pull out the wheel assembly (M) the direction of the arrow.
(Fig. 2)
• Cross plate
• 6 wing nuts and bolts
• Belt Clip
Figure 2
• Cable Clip
Note: If a part is missing or damaged, please contact
the vendor.
Assembling the grab handles and
the connector
Figure 1
Figure 3
Note: Before using this machine, make sure that the power
source you will use complies with the specifications detailed in
this manual.
This machine is intended for breaking up and tilling coarse
soil for the purpose of mixing in fertilizer, peat and compost in
domestic areas. Any use other than that specifically named in
this manual may lead to damage to the tool and represents a
serious injury hazard for the operator.
The operator or user of the tool is responsible for any damage
or injury caused to other persons or property. Adults should
only operate the machine. Children and persons unfamiliar
with the manual must not be allowed to use the tool. Do not
use the tool in rain or damp surroundings. The manufacturer
shall not be held liable for damage arising from improper use
or incorrect operation of the tiller.
Carelessness, mishandling or error on the
part of the operator may result in bodily injury
(e.g.: amputation, projectile impact), or death.
The tiller must be operated according to the
warnings and guidelines in this manual.
Secondly, rotate the wheel assembly (M) 180 degrees,
and insert the wheel setting in the bracket (S) as the arrow
indicates. (Fig. 3)
Figure 4
Securing the Extension Cord
1.For safe and efficient use of your electric tiller, use only an
UL-rated extension cord recommended for outdoor use.
Refer to the Extension Cord Chart that follows.
Electric shock may cause SEVERE INJURY
or DEATH. Heed these warnings:
•Do not allow any part of tiller to make
contact with water while powered on. If the
appliance becomes wet while turned off,
wipe dry before starting.
•Use only a UL-rated extension cord for
outdoor, allweather use. Do not use an
extension cord over 100 feet (30 meters).
•Do not touch the appliance or its plug
with wet hands or while standing in
water. Wearing rubber boots offers some
Finally, according to the user‘s requirement, adjust the wheel
setting (T) hole to the right bracket (S) hole, then assemble the
bolt (R) and insert the pin (Q). (Fig. 4)
Cord length is: Wire gauge is 7
50 ft. (15 m) 100 ft. (30 m)
16 AWG 14 AWG
Note: The tines will begin to rotate and dig themselves into
the ground.
2. After completing the work release Power Switch (D) (See
Fig. 6) to turn the machine OFF.
Damaged electrical cords present risk of
fire, electrical shock, and serious bodily
injury. Before operating the electric tiller,
carefully examine the electrical cord. If the
cord is damaged, do not use the electric
tiller. Replace or repair the damaged cord
immediately. If you need assistance, contact
an authorized Sun Joe dealer.
Operating the Electric Tiller
Rotating tines may cause serious injury. The
tines will continue to turn for a few seconds
after the tool has been switched OFF. Do not
touch the rotating tines. Contact with hot
components (i.e.: motor housing, gear box)
on the machine may cause burns.Allow the
machine to cool off before handling.
Figure 5
1. Walk the electric tiller through the soil at a normal pace
and in as straight a line as possible.
2. Always till away from the electrical outlet. Ensure the
extension cord is kept away from the work area.
3. Do not try to till too deeply or force the electric tiller into
soil that is extremely hard or resistant.
Note: Over loading the machine will cause it to shut down. If
this occurs the machine will not operate until the motor has
completely cooled down.
4. Always maintain a firm grip on the electric tiller.
5. Lift the electric tiller over hard surfaces. Do not lift or drag
the electric tiller when the motor is running.
Cleaning, Maintenance and
Figure 6
B.Safety Button
P. Belt Clip
D.Power Switch
Unexpected tines movement may cause
personal injury. Before servicing, repairing or
inspecting the tiller, turn the motor OFF and
disconnect the extension cord.Wait for the tines
to completely stop rotating before conducting
inspection, cleaning or maintenance.
1. Plug the extension cord into the plug.
2. Plug the extension cord into the power outlet.
3. Hang the extension cord onto the Belt Clip (P) (See Fig. 5)
and fasten to your trousers.
Power ON and OFF
Note: Before starting the electric tiller do the following:
• Ensure the tines are not touching any objects.
• Hold the grips firmly with both hands.
Contact with hot components (i.e.: motor
housing, gear box) on the machine may cause
burns. Allow the machine to cool off before
1. Turn ON the machine by pressing the Safety Button (B)
(See Fig. 6) and the squeezing Power Switch (D)
(See Fig. 6). Release the Safety Button (B) (See Fig. 6).
1.Place the electric tiller on the ground. The rating label
should be facing upward.
• Wear protective gloves when cleaning or maintaining the
2.Unscrew the hex bolt (T) (See Fig. 7) and the self-locking
(U) (See Fig. 7).
• Do not use cleaning fluids or solvents or spray the machine
down with water (especially water under pressure) when
cleaning the machine.
3.Remove the tine wheels off the driveshaft (L) (See Fig. 7).
4.Clean the driveshaft (L) with biodegradable oil.
5.Place the new tines onto the driveshaft so that the holes
on the axles line up with the holes on the driveshaft.
Important! The tines must be set in the correct turning
direction. Check the arrows on the tines and gearbox point
in the same direction.
After each use, follow these steps when cleaning the machine:
1. Remove soil, dirt and foliage stuck in the tines, driveshaft,
tool surface and vents with a brush or dry cloth.
2. Spray or rub biodegradable oil on the tines.
3. Clean soiled grips with a damp cloth.
6.Insert the hex bolt (T) through the holes and tighten on the
self-locking nut (U).
Always inspect the machine for damaged and worn parts after
each use. Check that safety features (labels, guards)are in
place. Check that nuts, bolts and screws are tight.
Note: Replace new tines in the exact sequence the way the
old tines came off.
Changing the Tines
Service and Support
The machine is fitted with six tine wheels that can easily be
changed. The tine wheel can be fitted on the left or right,
as required. Always change tines at the same time to avoid
imbalance and damage to the machine.
If your Tiller Joe electric tiller/cultivator TJ601E requires service
or maintenance, please call 1-866-766-9563 for assistance.
Model and Serial Numbers
When contacting the company or reordering parts, you will
need to provide the model and serial numbers of your product.
These are found on the decal affixed to the housing or guard of
your tiller. Copy these numbers into the space provided below.
Record the following numbers from the housing or handle of your
new product:
Model #:
T J 6 0 1 E
Serial #:
Figure 7
L. Driveshaft
U.Self-locking Nut
T. Hex Bolt
A Two-Year Full Warranty
for residential use
in the United States and Canada
General Conditions:
Snow Joe, LLC warrants this product to the original purchaser for two years against defects in material or workmanship when used for
normal residential purposes. Snow Joe, LLC will repair any defect in material or workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part,
subject to the conditions, limitations, and exclusions set forth herein. Such repair or parts replacement will be free from charge to the
original purchaser except noted below.
The duration of the warranty applies only if the product is put to personal use around the household or residence. If the product is put
to any business use, commercial or industrial, then the duration of this warranty is 90 days from the date of original purchase. If any
product is rented or leased, the duration of the warranty is 90 days from the date of original purchase.
It is the owner’s responsibility to perform correctly all maintenance, and minor adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
Electric Products:
To obtain a replacement electric powered unit or repair the existing electric powered unit, you must return the complete unit and
postage prepaid to: Snow Joe Return Center, 86 Executive Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817.
Gasoline / Battery Products:
• Batteries are warranted only for the period of 12 months after the date of purchase on a prorated basis. Rechargeable batteries
will be replaced free from charge during the first 90 days. After the initial 90 days, batteries will be replaced at prorated cost to
the customer
• Idlers, cables, and electrical components are warranted to the original purchaser for use at household or residence for a period
of two years
• Snow Joe brand engines are covered under this warranty. All other engines and engine accessories are covered only by the
engine manufacturer’s warranty and are not covered by this warranty
• Parts used that are not genuine Snow Joe parts are not covered by this warranty
• Damages resulting from misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident which requires repair
is not covered under this warranty
• Belts, augers, and tines are not covered under warranty – belts, augers, and tines wear out and can be purchased at or by calling 1-866-766-9563.
Snow Joe, LLC may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be construed as
obligating Snow Joe, LLC to incorporate such design changes into previously manufactured products, nor shall such changes be
construed as an admission that previous designs were defective.
This warranty is intended to cover product defects only. Snow Joe, LLC is not liable for indirect, incidental, or consequential damages
in connection with the use of the Snow Joe Products covered by this warranty. This warranty does not cover any cost or expense
incurred by the purchaser in providing substitute equipment or service during reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use of this
product, while waiting for completion of repairs under this warranty. Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above exclusions may not apply in all states. This warranty may gives you specific legal rights in your state.
If you wish to contact Snow Joe, please direct inquiries to the:
Customer Service Department
Snow Joe Center
86 Executive Avenue
Edison, NJ 08817
Customers who have purchased Snow Joe products exported from the United States and Canada should contact their Snow Joe
Distributor (Dealer) to obtain information applicable for your country, province, or state. If for any reason, you are not satisfied with the
distributor’s service, or if you have difficulty obtaining warranty information, contact your Snow Joe seller. If in the event your efforts
are unsatisfactory, please write to the Snow Joe Center at the above address.
If you have any questions about your product warranty, please call 1-866-SNOW-JOE or visit us online at
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