Bolens 21A-250H065 Garden Tiller Operators Manual

Bolens 21A-250H065 Garden Tiller Operators Manual
Safety • Assembly • Operation • Tips & Techniques • Maintenance • Troubleshooting • Parts Lists • Warranty
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Front Tine Tiller — Model 250
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.
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
FORM NO. 769-01660D
10/27/2006
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
Safety Labels....................................................... 3
Safety.................................................................... 4
Assembly.............................................................. 6
Operation.............................................................. 8
Adjustments....................................................... 12
Maintenance....................................................... 13
Troubleshooting................................................. 14
Off-Season Storage........................................... 15
Parts List............................................................ 16
Warranty..............................................Back Cover
MTD LLC reserves the right to change product specifications, designs, and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
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 visiting the manufacturer’s web site, obtaining
assistance from the Customer Support Department, or when
communicating with an authorized service dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was
purchased, without first contacting 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:
• Visit mtdproducts.com.
• Call a Customer Support Representative at 1-800-800-7310.
• 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.
Safety Labels Found On Your Tiller
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY
Read the operator's manual.
Know location and functions of all controls.
Keep all safety devices and shields in place and
working.
Never allow children or uninstructed adults to
operate tiller.
Shut off engine before unclogging tines or
making repairs.
Keep bystanders away from machine.
KEEP AWAY FROM ROTATING Keep away from rotating parts .
TINES. ROTATING TINES WILL Use extreme caution when reversing or
pulling the machine towards you.
CAUSE INJURY.
WARNING
1
Safety
Labels
WARNING
DO NOT remove safety
(or any) labels from
tiller for any reason.
2
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. Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
14. If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
15. 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.).
16. Allow machine to cool 5 minutes before storing.
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.
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.
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 dealer or telephone
1-800-800-7310 for assistance and 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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Assembly
4. Insert left end of tine clutch control into the
hole on the left side of the upper handle,
Figure 3-3.
1. Remove the star handle knobs and carriage
bolts from the lower handle, Figure 3-1.
Assembly
NOTE: Stand behind
the tiller as if you were
going to operate it. Your
right hand corresponds
to the right side of the
tiller; your left hand
corresponds to the left
side of the tiller.
NOTE: This operator’s
manual may cover
various models of tillers.
The units illustrated may
vary slightly from your
unit.
IMPORTANT
This unit is shipped
without gasoline or oil
in the engine. Fill up
gasoline and oil as
instructed in the accompanying engine manual
BEFORE operating your
machine.
Figure 3-1: Remove hardware from lower handle.
Figure 3-3: Install left side of the tine clutch control.
2. Position the upper handle onto the lower
handle, Step A Figure 3-2. Align the holes
5. Insert the Z-fitting on the clutch cable into
on lower handle with the holes on the upper
the hole on the tine clutch control. Hook the
handle (choose the upper or lower holes
“Z” end into the opening from the inside to
depending on the desired handle height).
the outside as shown in Figure 3-4.
3. Insert carriage bolts through the holes and secure with star knobs, Step B Figure 3-2. Make
certain carriage bolts are seated securely into
one of the two positions provided.
A
B
Figure 3-4: Hook cable into tine clutch control.
B
Figure 3-2: Attach and secure upper handle.
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6. Squeeze the tine clutch control inward.
Insert right end into the hole on the right side
of the upper handle, Figure 3-5.
Assembly
NOTE: Stand behind
the tiller as if you were
going to operate it. Your
right hand corresponds
to the right side of the
tiller; your left hand
corresponds to the left
side of the tiller.
Figure 3-5: Install right end of tine clutch control.
NOTE: This operator’s
manual may cover
various models of tillers.
The units illustrated may
vary slightly from your
unit.
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Operating
Your Tiller
Know Your Tiller
Tine
Clutch
Control
Recoil
Starter
Clutch Cable
Handle Knobs
WARNING
Depth Stake
The tine clutch control
is a safety device. Never
attempt to bypass its
operation.
Use extreme care when
handling gasoline.
Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors
are explosive. Never fuel
the machine indoors or
while the engine is hot
or running. Extinguish
cigarettes, cigars, pipes,
and other sources of
ignition.
Keep hands and feet away
from the tines. Refer to
warning label on the unit.
This operator’s manual
may cover various models
of tillers. The units illustrated may vary slightly
from your unit.
Tines
Front Wheel
Figure 4-1: The major parts of the tiller
Engine Controls
WARNING: Read, understand, and
follow all instructions and warnings
posted on the machine and in this
manual before operating.
NOTE: Refer to engine manual for additional information
and functions of the engine controls.
Throttle Control (If Equipped)
The throttle control lever is located on the engine. It
controls the engine’s speed and stops the engine.
Tine Clutch Control
The clutch control lever is located on the upper handle.
Squeezing the lever against the handle engages the tine
drive. Release the lever to stop the tines from turning.
Depth Stake
The depth stake is located at the rear of the tiller.
Handle Knobs
The handle height may be adjusted. Loosen the knobs
and remove the carriage bolts to change the position.
Reinstall and tighten the hardware when complete.
• Use maximum engine speed when tilling.
• Stop the engine when tranporting the tiller.
Primer
The primer, located on the engine, is used to pump gas
into the carburetor and aid in starting the engine. Use it
to start a cold engine, but do not use it to restart a warm
engine after a short shutdown.
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter is located on the engine and is used to
manually start the engine.
Front Wheel
The front wheel can be raised and lowered for transport
and storage. Refer to the Wheel Position section for
instructions.
WARNING: Read, understand, and follow
all instructions and warnings posted on the
machine and in this manual before operating.
Before Starting
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.
Wheel Position
The tiller is shipped with the wheels adjusted so that
the unit sits level. Before tilling, the front wheel must be
raised. To do this, pull the wheel bracket assembly down
towards the ground and lift up, Figure 4-2. The wheel will
move into tilling position. For transporting or storing the
tiller, reverse the steps to lower the wheel.
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Operating
Your Tiller
WARNING: 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.
Starting Engine
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WARNING: Be sure no one is standing in front
of the tiller while the engine is running or
being started.
Refer to the engine manual for instructions.
1. Attach spark plug wire to spark plug. Make sure the
metal cap on the end of the spark plug is fastened
securely over the metal tip on the spark plug.
2. Make sure that the tine clutch control is disengaged.
3. Place the throttle control (if equipped) in the FAST
position.
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Figure 4-2: Wheel Adjustment
Depth Stake
The depth stake acts as a brake for the tiller and controls
the depth and speed at which the machine will operate,
Figure 4-3.
4. For first time start-up, firmly press engine primer five
(5) times. For all future starts, press three (3) times.
Wait about two seconds between each press.
5. Place left hand on gas tank. Grasp recoil starter and
pull rope out slowly until engine reaches the beginning
of its compression cycle (rope will pull slightly harder
at this point).
6. Pull rope with a rapid, continuous, full arm stroke.
Keep a firm grip on handle. Let rope rewind slowly. Do
not let recoil starter snap back against engine. Repeat
until engine starts.
WARNING
Be sure no one other
than the operator is
standing near the tiller
while starting engine
or operating the unit.
Never run engine
indoors or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated
areas. Engine exhaust
contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas. Keep
hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away
from any moving parts
on engine and tiller.
Stopping Engine
1. Move throttle control lever (if equipped) to STOP or
OFF position. Refer to the engine manual for instructions on stopping the engine.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and
ground against the engine.
Using Your Tiller
Your tiller is designed for seed bed preparation, cultivating, furrowing, and mulching.
Figure 4-3: The Depth Stake
Transporting and
Storing the Tiller
To transport and store the tiller, lower the front wheel,
Figure 4-2.
Refer to the engine
manual for detailed
engine instructions.
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Operating
Your Tiller
WARNING
Be sure no one other
than the operator is
standing near the tiller
while starting engine
or operating the unit.
Never run engine
indoors or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated
areas. Engine exhaust
contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas. Keep
hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away
from any moving parts
on engine and tiller.
Refer to the engine
manual for detailed
instructions pertaining
to the engine controls.
Controlling Speed and
Tilling Depth
When tilling, leave approximately eight inches of
untilled soil between the first and second tilling paths,
then make the third path between the first and second,
Figure 4-4. In some soils, the desired depth is obtained
the first time over the garden. In other soils, the desired
depth is obtained by going over the garden two or three
times. Passes should be made across the length and
width of the garden alternately. Rocks which are turned
up should be removed from the garden area.
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3
Cultivating
For cultivating, a two to three inch depth is desirable. With
the outer tines installed, the working width of the machine
is 22 or 24 inches.
For cultivation, the tine width can be reduced to 13 inches
by removing the outer tines, refer to the Adjustment Section. When laying out plant rows, be sure to allow enough
width to permit cultivation between the rows. In growing
corn or similar crops, check-row planting will permit cross
cultivation and practically eliminate hand hoeing, Figure
4-5.
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Figure 4-5: Allow enough area between rows.
Figure 4-4: Recommended tiller paths.
Handle Pressure
Further control of tilling depth and travel speed can be
obtained by variation of pressure on the handles.
A downward pressure on the handles will reduce the
working depth and increase the forward speed. An
upward pressure on the handles will increase the
working depth and reduce the forward speed.
The type of soil and working conditions will determine
the actual setting of the depth stake and the handle
pressure required.
The tiller has many uses other than tilling and cultivating
a garden. One of these is the preparation of lawn area for
seeding. The tiller will prepare a deep seed bed which will
be free of hard untilled spots, allowing a better stand of
grass to grow. The tiller is very useful for loosening hard
soil for excavation with a shovel; No tedious handwork will
be necessary. Your tiller may be used for mixing compost
in the pile or for mixing it with the soil in your garden. This
should be done after the soil has been broken to the full
working depth. The compost should be worked in to a
depth of six to seven inches. This may be done by working the length of the garden and then by making separate
passes across its width. The addition of decayed organic
matter will substantially increase the fertility of your
garden. For proper decaying action, fertilizer should be
applied and worked in with the mulch materials. Breaking
up leaves and straw and mixing it with several inches of
soil allows proper aeration of the plant root system and
retards the growth of weeds.
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Use this page to take notes.
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Operating
Your Tiller
WARNING
Be sure no one other
than the operator is
standing near the tiller
while starting engine
or operating the unit.
Never run engine
indoors or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated
areas. Engine exhaust
contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas. Keep
hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away
from any moving parts
on engine and tiller.
Refer to the engine
manual for detailed
instructions pertaining
to engine controls.
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Adjustments
Making Adjustments
Warning: Disconnect the spark
plug wire and ground it against
the engine before performing
any adjustments.
Engine Adjustment
Refer to the engine manual for engine adjustment instructions.
NOTE: This operator’s
manual may cover various models of tillers.
The units illustrated
may vary slightly from
your unit.
NOTE: Stand behind
the tiller as if you were
going to operate it.
Your right hand corresponds to the right
side of the tiller; your
left hand corresponds
to the left side of the
tiller.
24-inch
Tine Width Adjustment
The tilling width of the unit is 22 inches. Tilling
width can increase to 24 inches by removing
the clevis and cotter pins, sliding each outer
tine out one inch, and securing in this position
with the pins. For cultivation, reduce the tine
width to 13 inches by removing the outer tines
completely, Figure 5-1.
22-inch
13-inch
Figure 5-1: Tine width adjustment.
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Replacing the Belt
WARNING: Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and ground against
Your tiller has been engineered with a belt made of
engine before cleaning, lubricating or
special material for longer life and better performance.
performing any maintenance on your
Replace with a factory-approved OEM belt. See the
machine.
retailer from which you purchased your tiller, an authorized MTD Service Dealer, or call 1-800-800-7310 for
information regarding price and availability.
Engine
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.
1. Remove the belt cover and engine by removing the six
screws and lock nuts holding the engine and cover to
the shield, Figure 6-1.
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Maintaining
Your Tiller
• 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.
IMPORTANT: Never run your engine without
air cleaner completely assembled.
• 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.
• 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.
WARNING
Figure 6-1: Remove engine and cover to access the belt.
2. Loosen the lock nut shown in Step A Figure 6-2.
Lubrication
3. Unloop the belt from the pulleys, Step B Figure 6-2.
Transmission
5. Reattach belt cover and engine using the hardware
removed earlier.
The transmission is pre-lubricated and sealed at the
factory. It requires no maintenance. See an authorized
service dealer for any service issues.
4. Reassemble the new belt and tighten the lock nut.
Tine Shafts
IMPORTANT: Never
use a pressure washer
to clean your tiller.
Water can penetrate
tight areas of the tiller
causing serious damage
to the unit.
A
Remove tine assemblies and lubricate the tine shafts at
least once a season.
Wheel Shaft
Remove wheel assembly and lubricate the axle shaft at
least once a season.
B
Cleaning Tine Area
Clean the underside of the tine shield after each use.
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.
IMPORTANT: Never use a pressure washer
to clean the tiller. Water can penetrate tight
areas of the tiller causing serious damage.
Always stop engine,
disconnect spark
plug, and ground
against engine before
performing any type
of maintenance on the
machine.
Figure 6-2: Loosen the nut to remove the belt.
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IMPORTANT: Never run
your engine without the
air cleaner completely
assembled.
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Problem
Engine fails to start
Trouble
Shooting
Cause
1. Spark plug wire disconnected.
1. Connect wire to spark plug.
2. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
2. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
3. Throttle control lever not in correct
starting position (if equipped)
3. Move throttle lever to start position.
4. Choke not in ON position.
5. Clean fuel line.
5. Blocked fuel line.
6. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Wait a few minutes to restart, but do
not prime (if equipped)
7. Engine flooding.
Engine runs erratic
1. Spark plug wire loose.
4. Move lever to ON position.
2. Unit running on CHOKE.
1. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Move choke lever to OFF.
4. Vent plugged.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean,
fresh gasoline.
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
6. Dirty air cleaner.
For repairs beyond
the minor adjustments listed here,
contact an authorized
service dealer.
Remedy
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
4. Clear vent.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill with
fresh fuel.
6. Clean following engine manual.
7. Refer to engine manual.
Engine overheats
Tines do no engage
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Dirty air filter.
2. Clean air cleaner.
3. Air flow restricted.
3. Remove blower housing and clean.
4. Carburetor not adjusted properly.
4. Refer to engine manual.
1. Foreign object lodged in tines.
2. Tine clevis pin(s) missing.
1. Stop tiller completely, check and
discard foreign object.
3. Belt worn and/or stretched.
2. Replace tine clevis pin(s).
4. Pulley and idler not in correct adjustment.
3. Replace belt.
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4. Take unit to authorized service
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.
• 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 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.
• Wipe tines with oiled rag to prevent rust.
• Store tiller in a clean, dry area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
• 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.
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Off-Season
Storage
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.
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16
26
1
749-04282
Upper Handle
24 786-04299
Front Wheel Bracket
2
720-04072
Star Handle Knob
25 711-04511
Axle Shaft
3
749-04281
Lower Handle
26 750-04578
Spacer
4
710-04398
Flange Screw: 5/16-18:7.5:GR5
27 734-04063
Wheel 7x1.5 Star-Diam
5
754-04061
Belt
28 726-0299
Push Cap
6
756-04163
Idler Pulley
29 732-0384
Extension Spring
7
748-04125
Shoulder Spacer
30 712-04064
Flange Lock Nut: 1/4-20
8
786-04309
Idler Bracket
31 710-0809
TT Screw: 1/4-20:1.25
9
712-04065
Flange Lock Nut: 3/8-16
32 GW-9727
Pipe Plug: 3/8 NPT
10 710-0654A
TT Screw: 3/8-16:1.00
33 642-0002
Inner Tine Assembly RH
11 786-04303
Belt Cover
34 642-0004
Outer Tine Assembly RH
12 710-0514
HH Cap Screw: 3/8-16:1.00
35 618-04276A Case Assembly
13 732-0418
Extension Spring
36 721-04157
Gasket
14 738-04139
Stud: 33 x 1.5: 3/8-16
37 686-04072
Depth Stake Assembly
15 756-04217
Flywheel Pulley
38 710-1007
TT Screw: 3/8-16:1.50
16 710-0591
HH Cap Screw: 3/8-24:1.00
39 712-04063
Flange Lock Nut: 5/16-18
17 710-3005
HH Cap Screw: 3/8-16:1.25
40 710-1174
Carriage Bolt
18 786-04256
Tine Shield 61 cm
41 731-05385
Clutch Cable Fitting
19 711-0415
Clevis Pin
42 746-04247
Clutch Cable
20 642-0005
Outer Tine Assembly LH
43 710-0599
TT Screw: 1/4-20:.50
21 642-0003
Inner Tine Assembly LH
44 786-04307
Cable Mount Bracket
22 714-0149B
Internal Cotter Pin
45 747-04508
Clutch Bail
23 738-04172
Shoulder Screw: .31x2:1/4-20
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Parts List
To order
replacement parts,
call 1-800-800-7310
or visit
www.mtdproducts.com
IMPORTANT
For a proper working
machine, use Factory
Approved Parts.
V-BELTS are specially
designed to engage and
disengage safely. A
substitute (non OEM)
V-Belt can be dangerous
by not disengaging
completely.
Notes
Use this page to take notes.
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Notes
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with respect
to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its
possessions and territories.
“MTD” 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 MTD for use with the product(s) covered by this manual
will void your warranty as to any resulting damage.
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 MTD LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 441360019, or call 1-800-800-7310 or 1-330-220-4683 or log on to our
Web site at www.mtdproducts.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a. 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.
b. Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one year
warranty.
c. 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.
e. MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported
outside of the United States, its possessions and territories, except
those sold through MTD’s authorized channels of export distribution.
f. Replacement parts that are not genuine MTD parts.
g. 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 MTD. 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. MTD 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.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-800-800-7310, 1-330-220-4683
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