Troy-Bilt 21AE682W766 Big Red Garden Tiller Operators Manual

Troy-Bilt 21AE682W766 Big Red Garden Tiller Operators Manual
Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Rear-Tine Tiller — Horse/Big Red
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
NOTE: This Operator’s Manual covers several models. Features may vary by model. Not all features in this manual are applicable to all
models and the model depicted may differ from yours.
TROY-BILT LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Form No. 769-11946
(October 11, 2016)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Troy-Bilt Garden Tiller. It was
carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when
properly operated and maintained.
If applicable, the power testing information used to establish
the power rating of the engine equipped on this machine can be
found at www.opei.org or the engine manufacturer’s web site.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone a authorized Troy-Bilt service dealer or contact us directly.
Troy-Bilt’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website
address and mailing address can be found on this page. We want
to ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
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
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 5
Controls & Operation............................................... 8
Service......................................................................15
Troubleshooting..................................................... 23
Replacement Parts................................................. 24
Warranty...................................................Back Cover
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s position and looking
down at the rear of the deck. This information will be necessary,
should you seek technical support via our web site, Customer
Support Department, or with a local authorized service dealer.
Serial Number
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the machine to the retailer or dealer without first contacting the Customer Support Department.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.troybilt.com
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220
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Write to Troy-Bilt LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
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Important 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.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
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.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
DANGER! This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices 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 fingers, hands, toes and feet. Failure to
observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
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5.
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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.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper
operation. Know how to stop the machine
and disengage them quickly.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to
operate this machine. Children 14 and over
should read and understand the instructions
and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and
supervised by an adult.
Never allow adults to operate this machine
without proper instruction.
Keep the area of operation clear of all
persons, particularly small children and pets.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
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Preparation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and
close fitting slacks and shirt. Loose fitting
clothes or jewelry can be caught in moving
parts. Never operate this machine in bare feet
or sandals.
Disengage clutch levers and shift (if provided)
into neutral (“N”) before starting the engine.
Never leave this machine unattended with
the engine running.
Never attempt to make any adjustments
while engine is running, except where
specifically recommended in the operator’s
manual.
Safe Handling of Gasoline:
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.
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Use only an approved gasoline
container.
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Operation
1.
2.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or
on a truck or trailer bed with a plastic
liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before
filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer
and refuel it on the ground. If this
is not possible, then refuel such
equipment on a trailer with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the
rim of the fuel tank or container
opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes
and other sources of ignition.
Never fuel machine indoors.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
while the engine is hot or running.
Allow engine to cool at least two
minutes before refueling.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to
no more than ½ inch below bottom
of filler neck to allow space for fuel
expansion.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten
securely.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the
engine and equipment. Move unit to
another area. Wait 5 minutes before
starting the engine.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine
free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage
and remove any fuel soaked debris.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, spark or pilot light as on
a water heater, space heater, furnace,
clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts.
Contact with the rotating parts can amputate
hands and feet.
Do not operate machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
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4.
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16.
Never operate this machine without good
visibility or light. Always be sure of your
footing and keep a firm hold on the handles.
Keep bystanders away from the machine
while it is in operation. Stop the machine if
anyone enters the area.
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.
Exercise extreme caution when operating
on or crossing gravel surfaces. Stay alert
for hidden hazards or traffic. Do not carry
passengers.
Never operate the machine at high transport
speeds on hard or slippery surfaces.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
Look down and behind and use care when in
reverse or pulling machine towards you.
Start the engine according to the instructions
found in this manual and keep feet well away
from the tines at all times.
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.
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.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly
ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly
gas.
Muffler and engine become hot and can
cause a burn. Do not touch.
Use caution when tilling near fences,
buildings and underground utilities. Rotating
tines can cause property damage or personal
injury.
Do not overload machine capacity by
attempting to till soil too deep at too fast of
a rate.
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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.
Keep all shields, guards, and safety devices in
place and operating properly.
Never pick up or carry machine while the
engine is running.
Use only attachments and accessories
approved by the manufacturer. Failure to do
so can result in personal injury.
If situations occur which are not covered in
this manual, use care and good judgement.
Contact Customer Support for assistance and
the name of you nearest servicing dealer..
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Maintenance & Storage
10.
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4.
Keep machine, attachments and accessories
in safe working order.
Allow a machine to cool at least five minutes
before storing. Never tamper with safety
devices. Check their proper operation
regularly.
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.
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.
Do not change the engine governor settings
or over-speed the engine. The governor
controls the maximum safe operating speed
of engine.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
Follow this manual for safe loading,
unloading, transporting, and storage of this
machine.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for
important details if the machine is to be
stored for an extended period.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this
outdoors.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations
for gas, oil, etc. to protect the environment.
According to the Consumer Products
Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of
seven (7) years, or 130 hours of operation. At
the end of the Average Useful Life have the
machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical
and safety systems are working properly and
not worn excessively. Failure to do so can
result in accidents, injuries or death.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with
California and federal EPA emission regulations for
SORE (Small Off Road Equipment) are certified to
operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and may
include the following emission control systems:
Engine Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC),
Secondary Air Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst
(TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
WARNING! This machine 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 arrestor meeting
applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrestor 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 arrestor 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.
Safety Symbols
This page 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.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING TINES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly gas.
WARNING— HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine and muffler to cool before
touching.
WARNING! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and follow the warnings and
instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
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Tiller (1)
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Handlebar Support (1)
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Handlebar Assembly (1)
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Hardware Pack (1)
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Wheels/Tines PTO Lever (1)
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Operator’s Manual (1)
•
Engine Operator’s Manual (1)
WARNING! To prevent personal injury or
property damage, do not start the engine
until all assembly steps are complete and
you have read and understand the safety
and operating instructions in this manual.
1.
Recommended Tools for Assembly
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3⁄8” open-end wrench (1)
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7⁄16” open-end wrench (2)
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1⁄2” open-end wrench (2)
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9⁄16” open-end wrench (1)
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3⁄4” open-end wrench (1)
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Flat blade screwdriver (1)
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Scissors (to trim plastic ties)
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Tire pressure gauge (1)
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4-1⁄2” high wood block to prop machine
Right
Clamp
Bottle of Oil (1)
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Clutch Pawl Spring (1)
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Belt Adjusting Tool (1)
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Plastic Cable Ties (2)
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Hex Screw, 1⁄4-20: 2.5” (1)
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Flanged Lock Nut, 1⁄4-20 (1)
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Flat Washer .260 x .720 x .060 (1)
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Nuts, 1⁄4-20 for battery terminals (2)
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Screws, 1⁄4-20 x 5⁄8 for battery terminals (2)
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Keys in ignition switch (2)
Base
Left
Ratchet
Left
Clamp
Nut
Place the handlebar ends on either side of the
base, with the wire harness toward the rear of
the base See Figure 3-1.
3.
Install the height adjustment lever through the
right-side clamp, handlebar end, ratchet, and
base; then out through the left-side ratchet,
handlebar end, and clamp. See Figure 3-1.
Secure with the nut, but do not fully tighten.
NOTE: Do not force the height adjustment
lever through the handlebars. The interlock
wires may be blocking the lever and could
be damaged. You may gently move the wires
aside if this condition occurs.
4.
Moving the Tiller off the Shipping Platform
1.
Remove all loose parts from the carton. The
hardware bag is included in your literature
packaging.
3.
Check that you have the items listed above
(contact your local dealer or the Troy-Bilt
Technical Service Department if any items are
missing or damaged).
Lift the Handlebars high enough to clear the
tiller tines and pull back firmly to dislodge the
tiller from the platform wheel wells.
Wire Harness
1.
Ground the green (and red for electric start
tillers) wire(s) to the engine block. See Figure
3-3.
2.
Connect the safety wire assembly (green and
yellow wires). See Figure 3-4.
Figure 3-3
Raise the handlebars to one of two height
settings and tighten the height adjustment
lever. Also, make sure all other mounting
hardware is securely tightened.
NOTE: Do not severely bend any of the control cables
on the tiller.
2.
3.
Figure 3-1
2.
Unpacking Instructions
The tiller is heavy. Do not attempt to remove it
from the shipping platform until instructed to
do so in these assembly steps.
Set the Wheel Speed Lever to the Freewheel
position. To do this, move the lever
approximately halfway between the Fast and
Slow settings while you rock the tiller forward
and backward until the wheels move freely.
See Figure 3-2.
Wire
Harness
Assembly
1.
2.
Base
Bolt
NOTE: The following parts (electric start models
only), packaged separately.
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Handlebars
Right
Ratchet
Contents of Hardware Pack
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Disassemble the handlebar assembly. To do
this, remove the height adjustment lever
by turning the lever in a counterclockwise
direction. See Figure 3-1.
Set the Depth Regulator Lever to the “TRAVEL”
position. Do this by lifting the tiller by the
handlebars, then pulling straight back on the
lever and sliding down to the highest notched
setting. See Figure 3-2.
Wheel Speed
Lever
Depth
Regulator
Lever
Figure 3-4
Handle
NOTE: When disassembling the handlebar assembly,
keep the left-side clamp and ratchet separated from
the right-side clamp and ratchet.
Figure 3-2
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3.
Connect the tiller’s main harness connection
to the neutral safety switch receptacle. See
Figure 3-5.
3.
Slide the plates at the end of the Wheels/
Tines/PTO Lever over the yoke plates. See
Figure 3-7. To aid in the next step, insert a
screw temporarily into the forward most holes
of the yoke plates and the lever.
6.
Wheels/Tines/
PTO
Drive Lever
Pull the Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever back to align
the forward most holes in the yoke plate with
the holes in the lever plates. Also align the
bushing that is inside the short link bar. Install
the screw, star washer, and nut, then tighten
securely. Securely tighten all other hardware.
Also ensure that the spring is properly seated
at both ends. Completed assembly should
appear as illustrated in Figure 3-10.
Plates
Wheel
Speed
Lever
Clutch Pawl Spring
Forward Hole
Forward Hole
Figure 3-5
Wheels/Tines PTO Drive Lever
1.
Loosen the bolt on the handlebar base and
swing the handlebars out to the right side. See
Figure 3-1.
2.
Remove both sets of nuts, star washers,
screws, and one bushing from the yoke plates.
See Figure 3-6. There is a bushing inside
the short link. Be careful not to lose it when
removing screw.
Bushing
Yoke Plates
Short Link Bar
Figure 3-7
4.
Align the rear most holes of the yoke plates
and the Wheels/Tines PTO Lever. Use long
nose pliers to hold the bushing in place while
inserting the screw through the lever and yoke
plates. See Figure 3-8. Install the star washer
and the nut then hand tighten.
Figure 3-10
7.
Bushing
Screw
Test the operation of the Wheels/Tines/PTO
Lever. Push the lever down until it engages in
the Forward position. The clutch roller must rest
beneath the adjustment block. Next, move the
lever up to the Neutral position. See Figure 3-11.
Screw
Star
Washer
Nut
Star Washers
Nut
Long Link
5.
Figure 3-6
Adjustment Block
Figure 3-8
Short Link
Retrieve the clutch pawl spring from hardware
bag. Remove the temporary screw from the
forward holes inserted in Step 3 and move the
Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever fully forward. Install
the wider hook end of the clutch pawl spring
down into the small hole at the end of the
handle. Use pliers to insert the other end into
the hole in the long link bar. See Figure 3-9.
Clutch
Pawl
Spring
Clutch Roller
Figure 3-11
8.
To test Reverse, lift and hold the lever all the
way up in the Reverse position, then let it go.
The lever should automatically return to the
Neutral position. See Figure 3-12. If not, do
not use the tiller. See your local authorized
dealer or call the Troy-Bilt Technical Service
Department for instructions.
Long
Link
Bar
Clutch Roller
Figure 3-9
Adjustment Block
NOTE: Do not bend or over stretch the spring
while installing.
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Section 3— Assembly & Set-Up
Figure 3-12
Engine Throttle Lever and Cable
For shipping purposes, the throttle cable, together
with the throttle lever, is wound around the engine.
Carefully unwind the cable. If the throttle control label
is covered with a clear protective coating, peel it off.
WARNING! To avoid electric shock from
a short circuit (electric start tillers only),
never allow the throttle cable to touch
the battery. Route the cable below the
battery, on the outside of the battery
holder.
NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the
date shown on the top of the battery, charge for
a minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. Refer to the
Maintenance & Adjustments section of this manual
for more detailed instructions regarding proper
battery charging procedure.
WARNING! Never jump start the battery
with a vehicle battery or charging system.
This may produce a battery explosion,
causing acid or electrical burns.
1.
To attach the throttle lever and cable:
1.
Run the throttle cable up the inside edge of
the right handlebar and position the lever as
shown in Figure 3-13.
Before installing the battery and its holddown clamp, insert the plastic wire harness
receptacle into the prongs of the keyswitch
located on the hold-down clamp. See Figure
3-14.
Negative
Battery
Post
Screw
Nut
OIL
Positive
Battery
Post
Positive
Battery
Cable
Black
Rubber
Boot
Black
Rubber
Boot
Negative
Battery
Keyswitch Cable
Set-Up
Tires
For shipping purposes, the tires may be overinflated.
Check the air pressure in each tire and adjust them to
between 10 and 20 pounds per square inch. You must
inflate each tire to equal air pressures to prevent the
tiller from pulling to one side.
Gas & Oil Fill-Up
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed
in the Engine Operator’s Manual packed separately
with your tiller. Read the instructions carefully.
WARNING! 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 any other
sources of ignition.
Transmission Gear Oil
The transmission was filled with gear oil at the
factory. However, be sure to check the oil level
at this time to make certain it is correct. See the
Maintenance & Adjustments section for instructions
on checking and adding transmission gear oil.
Harness
Receptacle
Selenoid
Figure 3-13
2.
From the outside of the handlebar, insert
the 2.5” hex screw from the hardware pack
through the flat washer, the handlebar and
the center hole in the throttle lever mounting
bracket. See Figure 3-13.
3.
Loosely install the flanged lock nut and pull
the throttle lever back to the STOP position.
4.
Ensure the groove in the throttle housing is flush
with the handlebar. Securely tighten the flanged
lock nut and the hex screw. See Figure 3-13.
5.
Use two plastic ties to secure the throttle
cable to the right handlebar in two places.
Loop each tie around the handlebar and cable
(serrated side faces in) and pull the ties tight.
Trim the ends.
Figure 3-14
2.
Remove the ignition keys from the keyswitch
and store them safely away. Do not insert the
key into the keyswitch until you complete this
section and read the Operation section. See
Figure 3-14.
3.
Use a 5⁄8” long screw and 1⁄4-20 hex nut to
connect the positive (+) battery cable to the
positive (+) battery post. Make sure that this
is the cable on the left side, with one end
attached to the solenoid. See Figure 3-14.
WARNING! To Avoid Personal Injury or
Property Damage: Do not touch the
positive battery terminal and any
surrounding metal objects with tools,
jewelry or other metal items. Failure to
comply could cause a short circuit
leading to electrical burns or an
explosion of battery gases. Never bring a
gas can near the positive (+) battery
terminal. A short circuit could occur
leading to an explosion of the gasoline or
the battery gases. Always fill the engine
fuel tank from the front or side of the
engine.
Electric Start System (If Equipped)
The following steps explain how to install and charge
the battery on electric start tillers. For your safety,
follow all steps and observe all accompanying safety
messages. The Maintenance & Adjustments section
contains other general battery maintenance and
recharging instructions.
WARNING! Battery produces explosive
gases. Keep away sparks, flames, and
cigarettes. Ventilate area when charging
or using battery in an enclosed space.
Make sure battery vent tube is always
open after battery is filled with acid.
WARNING! Remove metal jewelry before
working near the battery or near the
electrical system. Failure to comply may
cause a short circuit, resulting in electrical
burns, a shock, or battery gas explosion.
4.
Slide the black rubber boot completely over
the battery post and cable connector. See
Figure 3-14.
5.
Use a 5⁄8” long screw and 1⁄4-20 hex nut to
connect the negative (-) battery cable to the
negative (-) battery post and secure with screw
and nut. See Figure 3-14.
6.
Slide the black rubber boot completely over
the battery post and cable connector. See
Figure 3-14.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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4
Controls & Operation
WARNING! Never run the engine indoors
or in an enclosed, poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
Avoid engine muffler and nearby areas.
Temperatures in these areas may exceed
150° F.
Engine Throttle Lever
Handlebar Height
Adjustment Lever
Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever
Forward
Interlock
Levers
Depth
Regulator
Lever
Wheel Speed Lever
Tines/PTO Clutch Lever
NOTE: After the first two hours of operation,
perform the maintenance procedures shown in
the Maintenance Schedule in the Maintenance &
Adjustments Section of this manual.
Starting the Engine
1.
With the engine off, place the Wheels/Tines/
PTO Drive Lever in the NEUTRAL position. If in
the FORWARD position, tap the lever sharply
upward, it should automatically move into
NEUTRAL position.
2.
Put the Depth Regulator Lever in the Travel
position (lever all the way down) so that the
tines are off the ground. To do this, lift up on
the handlebars, pull the lever back, and push
it down all the way to the top detent (notched)
position.
3.
Move the Wheel Speed Lever to either the
SLOW or FAST position. Be sure to roll the
wheels while shifting the lever until the wheels
engage.
Figure 4-1
Controls
Starting the Engine
WARNING! Be familiar with all the
controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and
disengage it quickly.
NOTE: For detailed information on all engine controls
refer to the separate Engine Operator’s Manual.
Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever
Use the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever to engage and
disengage power to the transmission.
The following steps describe how to start and stop
the engine.
NOTE: Do not attempt to engage the tines, wheels,
or any PTO attachment until you have read all of the
operating instructions in this section.
Pre-Start Checklist
Make the following checks and perform the
following services before starting the engine.
1.
Read the Safe Operation Practices and
Features & Controls sections in this Manual.
Read the separate Engine Operator’s Manual.
2.
Check the tiller for loose or missing hardware.
Service as required.
3.
Check the engine oil level. See Engine
Operator’s Manual.
4.
Shift the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive lever into
NEUTRAL position. See the Controls and
Features section for more information on this
lever.
Forward Interlock Levers
The Forward Interlock Levers are attached under the
handlebar grip and will stop the engine if both levers
are released.
Wheel Speed Lever
The Wheel Speed Lever controls the speed at which
the wheels spin.
Tines/PTO Clutch Lever
The Tines/PTO Clutch Lever is used to engage or
disengage power to the transmission.
Blocks
Blocks
Figure 4-2
4.
Move the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever into
DISENGAGE position.
5.
Check the safety guards. All guards and covers
must be securely in place.
6.
Check the air cleaner. See the Engine
Operator’s Manual.
7.
Attach the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
5.
8.
Check Engine Cooling System. Clear cooling
fins and air intake screen of debris. See the
Engine Operator’s Manual.
If the engine is equipped with a fuel valve, turn
the valve to the OPEN position as instructed in
the separate Engine Operator’s Manual.
6.
Engine Throttle Lever
9.
Select High/Low Belt Speed range.
Use the throttle lever to adjust engine speed as well
as to start and stop the engine.
10.
Adjust the Handlebar Height.
11.
Fill the fuel tank with gasoline in accordance
with the directions in the separate Engine
Operator’s Manual. Follow all instructions and
safety rules carefully.
If the engine is equipped with an ON/OFF
switch, move the switch to ON. Move engine
throttle lever away from STOP. Choke or prime
the engine as instructed in the separate
Engine Operator’s Manual.
7.
If not equipped with an electric start system,
place one hand on the fuel tank to stabilize the
tiller when you pull the recoil starter rope.
Depth Regulator Lever
The Depth Regulator Lever is used to regulate the
tilling depth of the tines.
Handlebar Height Adjustment Lever
The Handlebar Height Adjustment Lever is used to
adjust the handlebars to one of two heights.
Keyswitch Starter (If So Equipped)
The keyswitch starter on electric start models is used
to start, run and stop the tiller.
8
NOTE: If using a PTO stationary attachment,
move the Wheel Speed Lever into FREEWHEEL
and block the wheels to prevent the
equipment from moving. See Figure 4-2.
NOTE: Use the ENGAGE position if you want
the tines to revolve or to apply power to a
PTO-driven stationary attachment.
8.
9.
If equipped with an electric start system, turn
the key to START position to crank the engine
then release when the engine starts. If the
engine does not start right away, do not hold
the key at START for more than a few seconds.
Release then try again after a short pause.
Damage to the starter motor can occur if it is
cranked more than 15 seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after a number of
tries, refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for
specific instructions.
10.
When the engine starts, move the Throttle
Lever to the SLOW position and then
gradually move the choke lever (on engines so
equipped) to OFF or RUN position.
11.
Move the throttle speed control to FAST
setting when tilling.
Starting Electric Start Engine with Recoil Starter
You may, at some point, have to start an electric
start engine with the recoil starter rope. Before
attempting to do so, perform the following
applicable steps:
•
If you suspect the battery charge is weak,
and there is no visible damage. Disconnect
the cables from the battery and clean both
cable terminals, and the battery posts in
accordance with the instructions provided
in the Maintenance & Adjustments section.
Reconnect the cables and securely tighten to
the battery posts. The engine will recharge the
battery if the battery is still good.
•
If you suspect the batter is “dead”, or if the
battery is damaged, disconnect, and remove
it. Have it serviced by an authorized service
dealer.
•
If the battery has been removed, wrap the
cable terminals at the end of the positive cable
with electrical tape and secure the cable to
the battery bracket. This will prevent electrical
discharge.
•
Before pulling the recoil starter rope, turn
the keyswitch to the RUN position. Move the
Throttle Lever away from the STOP position
and set the choke as applicable. See the
Engine Operator’s Manual.
Stopping the Engine and the Tiller
1.
To stop the wheels and tines, move the
Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever into NEUTRAL
position and then release both Forward
Interlock Levers.
2.
Move the engine Throttle Lever to the STOP
position. Then on electric start models, turn the
key to OFF. Remove the key for safekeeping.
Engaging the Drive & Tines
NOTE: This is a traditional standard-rotating-tine
(SRT) tiller with forward rotating tines. It operates in a
completely different manner than counter-rotatingtine (CRT) tillers, or from front-tine tillers.
WARNING! To help avoid personal injury,
be aware that the tiller can unexpectedly
bounce up or jump ahead and propel
away from you if the tines strike hard or
frozen ground, or buried obstacles like
large stones, roots or stumps.
1.
Start the engine and gradually increase the
engine speed to FAST.
2.
Test the Forward Interlock Safety System. See the
Forward Interlock System in the Maintenance &
Adjustments section for more information.
WARNING! The Forward Interlock Safety
System is designed for the operator’s safety.
Do not disconnect or attempt to defeat the
purpose of the system. If the system
malfunctions, immediately contact your
local authorized dealer or the TROYBILT
Technical Service Department for
assistance. Do not use the tiller or the PTO
power feature until the Forward Interlock
Safety System is functioning properly.
3.
When temperatures fall below 40º F, do the following
steps to protect your engine and transmission from
damage:
NOTE: Do not move Tines/PTO Clutch Lever to
ENGAGE unless Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever
is in NEUTRAL. Tiller damage may occur.
2.
Use winter blend gasoline.
3.
Warm the engine up before putting it under
a load.
4.
5.
6.
4.
When practicing, set the Depth Regulator
Lever to Travel position. Otherwise, set the
Depth Regulator Lever to a desired depth.
Cold Weather Operation
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for
the motor oil specifications for cold weather
operation.
When the tiller moves forward, relax and let
the wheels power the tiller along while the
tines dig. Walk behind and to one side of the
tiller. Walk on the side that is not yet tilled. Use
a firm grip on the handlebars but keep your
arm relaxed. See Figure 4-4.
NOTE: The engine may have a separate Throttle
Control Lever and ON/OFF switch on the engine.
These controls can also be used to stop the engine.
See the Engine Operator’s Manual for information
specific to your engine.
Move Tines/PTO Clutch Lever to ENGAGE
position if you want the tines to turn. If
practicing, leave in DISENGAGE.
1.
6.
5.
To move the tiller forward and engage the
tines, squeeze and hold either Forward
Interlock Lever against the handlebar grip (See
Figure 4-3), then move the Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever down to FORWARD position.
Figure 4-4
NOTE: Let the tiller move ahead at its own
pace. Do not push it ahead — this reduces
operator control and tilling efficiency. Do not
push the handlebars down in an attempt to
dig deeper — this takes weight off the wheels,
reduces traction, and causes the tines to try to
propel the tiller.
Stopping Forward Motion & Tines
1.
To stop forward motion, tap Wheels/Tines/
PTO Drive Lever upward into NEUTRAL. Then
release the Forward Interlock Levers. The
wheels and tines will stop and the engine will
continue running.
2.
In an emergency, release all of the control
levers. This stops forward motion and shutsoff the engine.
Moving in Reverse
WARNING! To help avoid personal injury or
damage to the equipment be sure no
obstacles are behind you before operating
the tiller in REVERSE. Disengage the tines,
reduce engine speed, and move the Wheel
Speed Lever to SLOW position before
operating in REVERSE. Avoid using FAST
wheel speed until you are familiar with
backing the tiller.
NOTE: Do not till while in REVERSE.
1.
Shift the Tines/Wheels/PTO Drive Lever into
NEUTRAL and move the Wheel Speed Lever to
the SLOW position.
2.
Use the correct weight gear oil in the PTO
Power transmission.
Move the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever into
DISENGAGE position.
3.
Verify that the area behind you is clear.
Warm up the transmission gear oil as follows:
4.
Lift up the handlebars until the tines are off
the ground, then shift the Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever all the way up and hold. You do
not need to squeeze the Forward Interlock
Levers to use reverse.
5.
The tiller immediately engages in reverse.
Periodically check behind you while holding
the handlebars up and the Wheels/Tines/PTO
Lever in its upper-most position.
a.
With the engine running, move the
Wheel Speed Lever to FREEWHEEL
(then block the wheels so they can’t
roll).
b.
Put the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever into
DISENGAGE, then squeeze one of the
Forward Interlock Levers and shift
the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever to
FORWARD.
If the wheels are frozen to the ground, melt
the ice with warm water.
Figure 4-3
Section 4 — Controls & Operation
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Stopping Reverse Motion
3.
Release the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever —
­ the
lever automatically returns to the NEUTRAL position.
This stops the wheels immediately. The Forward
Interlock Levers will not stop REVERSE motion.
At the end of a row, move the Wheels/Tines/
PTO Drive Lever to NEUTRAL position and
reduce the engine speed.
4.
Move the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever into the
DISENGAGE position.
5.
Resume forward operation, and lift the
handlebars until the tines are off the ground.
Refer to Figure 4-5. Find the balance point
between the engine and the tines. Then push
the handlebars in the direction of the turn. Be
very careful to keep feet and legs away from
the tines — which should be disengaged. Let
the powered wheels do the hard work.
Turning the Tiller
1.
find the balance point between the engine
and the tines by lifting up the handlebars. See
Figure 4-5.
2.
Once you find the balance point, let the
powered wheels do the turning as you push
sideways on the handlebars into a turn. Practice
the turning maneuver described here in a large
open area. Once comfortable turning the tiller,
you can then take it to the garden area.
NOTE: Use REVERSE if necessary to turn in a
limited space.
4.
When the turn is complete, shift to NEUTRAL
and lower the handlebars. Move the Tines/PTO
Clutch Lever back to ENGAGE position and
resume forward operation.
Figure 4-5
Choosing Wheel & Tine Speeds
The tiller has four FORWARD wheel/tine speed combinations for handling a variety of tilling tasks and gardening jobs. Experiment with the tine depth, engine speed,
and wheel/tine speed to determine the combination that provides the best results. Here are some tips:
1.
Advance the throttle lever so the engine has sufficient power.
2.
When tilling untilled or hard earth, do not set the Depth Regulator too deep. The tiller will buck and the engine will load down.
3.
You will know your settings are ideal when the tines break-up the soil easily, the engine does not labor, and your progress is steady and smooth. See Changing
Belt speed.
WHEEL SPEED AND BELT RANGE SELECTION GUIDE
SLOW GEAR, LOW BELT RANGE
SLOW GEAR, HIGH BELT RANGE
FAST GEAR, LOW BELT RANGE
FAST GEAR, HIGH BELT RANGE
For:
For:
For:
For:
1.
Tilling in sod.
1.
Tilling in sod or hard clay.
1.
Tilling in hard clay.
2.
Preparing seedbeds for
planting.
3.
Tilling under standing cornstalks
in tough soil conditions.
Tilling under standing
cornstalks (slow, steady speed
allows time to shred stalks).
Going over seedbed for the last
time before planting crops.
1.
2.
2.
2.
4.
Tilling under cover crops.
3.
Covering seeds with
less need to hold up the
handlebars.
5.
Preparing a deep seedbed.
Tilling under cover crops (best
wheel speed and belt speed
range in most soils).
Covering over seeds in wide
row or plot planting (lift
handlebars to avoid going too
deep).
3.
Hilling and furrowing.
3.
6.
Tilling in stony soil.
4.
Making raised beds.
7.
Tilling under residues and organic
matter.
5.
Tilling in stony ground.
5.
Cultivating (lift handlebars to
avoid going too deep).
Cultivating (tiller travels
faster, rides higher on the
soil; allows engine RPM to be
reduced; handlebars don’t
have to be raised).
Mixing in fertilizers, manure.
6.
Building raised garden beds.
6.
Tilling large areas.
4.
Keeping large areas tilled and
cultivated in the summer.
7.
Mixing in fertilizer.
7.
Tilling organic matter in.
5.
Tilling organic matter under.
8.
Using tiller wings in hard soil.
8.
6.
Moving tiller quickly.
9.
Mixing fertilizer and manure.
7.
10.
Tilling residues and organics.
Cultivating between raised
beds with optional hiller/
furrower attachment.
Cultivating between raised
beds using the optional
hiller/furrower.
8.
4.
Preparing seedbeds (best
speed choice in most soils).
Figure 4-6
Changing Belt speed
Your tiller has two belt-driven speed ranges — HIGH
RANGE and LOW RANGE — you pick one or the other
by deciding which set of pulley grooves to move the
forward belt into. By moving the belt from one speed
range into the other, in combination with the FAST
and SLOW wheel speeds, you obtain a choice of four
different forward wheel speeds and two different
tine speeds.
WARNING! To help avoid serious personal
injury, stop the engine, remove the
ignition key, disconnect spark plug wire
and move the wire away from the spark
plug and let engine and muffler cool
down before changing the belt speeds.
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Section 4— Controls & Operation
Changing the belt from LOW range into HIGH range
(or back again) is a matter of moving the belt from
one set of pulley grooves to a second set of pulley
grooves. This change is done quickly and without
tools.
Available wheel and tine speeds at 3000 RPM engine speed.
Belt
Position
Wheel
Speed
Lever
Wheel
Speed
Tine
Speed
When the tiller is moving in REVERSE, the wheels are
powered by a rubber reverse disc, not by the belt.
Therefore, you have only two reverse speeds SLOW
and FAST, as set with the Wheel Speed Lever.
Low Range
Slow
.5 MPH
146RPM
Low Range
Fast
1.2 MPH
146RPM
High
Range
Slow
.7 MPH
200RPM
High
Range
Fast
1.72 MPH
200RPM
Figure 4-7 shows the range of wheel and tine speeds
available when using the two belt speed ranges and
the FAST and SLOW selections on the Wheel Speed
Lever.
Figure 4-7
NOTE: If extra belt slack is needed to move
the belt, just raise the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive
Lever up into REVERSE. This lowers the engine
pulley, and creates more slack.
Changing Belt From Low Range to High Range
1.
2.
To avoid personal injury, shut off the engine,
let all moving parts come to a complete stop,
then disconnect the spark plug wire from the
spark plug and move the wire away from the
spark plug before making any adjustments.
Wait for the engine and muffler to cool down.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever into
NEUTRAL.
WARNING! The HIGH speed belt range
position combined with a FAST wheel
speed setting propels the tiller at the
fastest pace. Reduce the engine throttle
speed when starting out to help avoid
personal injury or property damage if
using this speed combination.
3.
Kneel on the left side of tiller. To create belt
slack, reach over to the right side of the pulleys
and push in at the center of the belt with a
finger. At the same time, use your left hand to
work the belt part-way onto the lower-front
transmission pulley groove. See Figure 4-8.
7.
Check both sides of the high range pulley
grooves to verify that the belt is properly
seated.
Changing Belt From High Range to Low Range
1.
To avoid personal injury, shut off the engine,
let all moving parts come to a complete stop,
then disconnect the spark plug wire from the
spark plug and move the wire away from the
spark plug before making any adjustments.
Let engine and muffler cool.
2.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever into
NEUTRAL.
3.
Stand on the left side of the tiller. Use your
right hand to hold the Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever up into REVERSE position. Use your
left hand to move the belt off the top-front
engine pulley groove to top-rear engine pulley
groove. See Figure 4-10.
Belt
7.
Check that the belt is fully seated in the pulley
grooves. Check this from both sides of the
tiller.
Clearing the Tines
The tines have a self-clearing action which helps
to eliminate most tangling of debris. However,
occasionally dry grass, stringy stalks or tough vines
may become tangled. Follow these procedures
to help avoid tangling and to clear the tines, if
necessary.
•
To reduce tangling, set the Depth Regulator
deep enough to get maximum “chopping”
action as the tines chop the material against
the ground. Also, try to till under crop residues
or cover crops while they are green, moist and
tender.
•
While power composting, try swaying the
handlebars from side to side (about 6” to 12”).
This “fishtailing” action often clears the tines
of debris.
•
It may be necessary to remove the debris by
hand (a pocket knife will help you to cut away
the material).
WARNING! Before clearing the tines by
hand, stop the engine, allow all moving
parts to stop and disconnect the spark
plug wire. Failure to follow this warning
could result in personal injury.
Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive
Lever
Tilling Tips & Techniques
Let the Tiller Do the Work
Top-Front Gear
Lower-Front Groove
Lower-Rear Groove
•
While tilling, relax and let the wheels pull the
tiller along while the tines do the digging.
Walk on the side that is not yet finished
to avoid making footprints in the freshly
tilled soil and lightly, but securely grip the
handlebar with just one hand. Refer to Figure
4-4.
•
Avoid pushing down on the handlebars in an
attempt to force the tiller to dig deeper. Doing
so takes the weight off the powered wheels,
causing them to lose traction. Without the
wheels helping to hold the tiller back, the
tines will attempt to propel the tiller — often
causing the tiller to skip rapidly across the
ground. Sometimes, slight downward pressure
on the handlebars will help get through a
particularly tough section of sod or unbroken
ground, but in most cases this won’t be
necessary.
Top-Rear Gear
Figure 4-8
Figure 4-10
4.
Go to the other side of the tiller to finish
seating the belt onto the pulley groove.
4.
5.
Working from the left side of the tiller, work
the belt as much as possible onto the top-front
engine pulley groove. See Figure 4-9.
Go to the right side of the tiller and finish
seating the belt.
5.
Still holding the lever up in REVERSE
position, and working from the left side
of the tiller, move the belt from the lower
front transmission groove to the lower rear
transmission groove.
Top-Rear Groove
6.
Go to the right side of the tiller and finish
seating the belt. See Figure 4-11.
Top-Front Groove
Belt
Lower-Rear
Groove
Belt
Figure 4-9
6.
Lower-Front
Groove
Finish seating the belt from the right side of
the tiller.
NOTE: Proper belt tension is important for
good performance. See the Maintenance
& Adjustment Section for instructions on
adjusting belt tension.
Tilling Depths
•
Avoid trying to dig too deeply too quickly,
especially when busting sod or tilling soil that
hasn’t been tilled for some time. Use shallow
depth settings (only an inch or two deep)
for the first passes through the garden area.
With each succeeding pass, adjust the depth
regulator to dig another inch or two deeper.
Watering the garden area a few days prior to
tilling will make tilling easier, as will letting the
newly worked soil set for a day or two before
making a final, deep tilling pass.
Figure 4-11
Section 4 — Controls & Operation
11
•
When cultivating — breaking up the surface
soil around plants to help destroy weeds —
use very shallow depth settings to prevent
injury to plants whose roots often grow
close to the surface. If needed, lift up on the
handlebars slightly to prevent the tines from
digging too deeply. Cultivating on a regular
basis not only eliminates weeds, it also loosens
and aerates the soil for better moisture
absorption and faster plant growth.
•
If the garden size will not permit lengthwise
and then crosswise tilling, then overlap the
first passes by 1⁄2 a tiller width, followed by
successive passes at 1⁄⁄4 width. See Figure 4-14.
1
2
Avoid Tilling Wet, Soggy Soil
•
Tilling wet soil often results in large, hard
clumps of soil that can interfere with planting.
If time permits, wait a day or two after heavy
rains to allow the soil to dry before tilling.
Test the soil by squeezing it into a ball. If it
compresses too easily, it is too wet to till.
3
Avoid Making Footprints
•
When possible, walk on the untilled side of the
tiller to avoid making footprints in the freshly
tilled soil. See Figure 4-4. Footprints cause soil
compaction that can hamper root penetration
and contribute to soil erosion. They can also
“plant” unwanted weed seeds back into the
newly tilled soil.
Figure 4-14
•
With planning, you can allow enough room
between rows to cultivate. Leave room for the
hood width, plus enough extra room for future
plant growth. See Figure 4-15.
•
When tilling vertically, try to make the first
pass uphill as the tiller digs more deeply going
uphill than it does downhill. In soft soil or
weeds, you may have to lift the handlebars
slightly while going uphill. When going
downhill, overlap the first pass by about 1⁄2 the
width of the tiller.
NOTE: For the best results, use the HIGH belt
range and SLOW wheel speed lever position.
See Changing Speed Belts in this section for
more information on changing to high range.
Terrace Gardening:
•
When a slope is too steep or too short for
vertical tilling, it may be necessary to till across
the slope and create terraced rows. Terraces
are rows that are cut into the side of a slope,
creating a narrow, but flat area on which to
plant.
•
On a long slope, you can make several
terraces, one below the other.
•
Terraces should be only 2-to-3 feet wide.
Digging too far into the side of the slope will
expose poor subsoil that is unproductive for
plants.
•
To create a terrace, start at the top of the slope
and work down. Go back and forth across the
first row. See Figure 4-16.
Suggested Tilling Patterns
•
When preparing a seedbed, go over the same
path twice in the first row, then overlap onehalf the tiller width on the rest of the passes.
See Figure 4-12.
UPHILL
1
2
3
12" UNTILLED
1
REPEAT
DOWNHILL
Figure 4-15
Tilling on Slopes
If you must garden on sloping ground, please follow
two very important guidelines:
Figure 4-12
•
When finished in one direction, make a second
pass at a right angle . See Figure 4-13. Overlap
each pass for best results. In very hard ground
it may take three or four passes to thoroughly
pulverize the soil.
1.
Till only on moderate slopes, never on steep
inclines where footing is difficult review the
safety rules in the Safe Operation Practices
section.
2.
It is recommend that you till up and down
slopes rather than terracing. Tilling vertically
on a slope allows maximum planting area and
also leaves room for cultivating.
NOTE: When tilling on slopes, be sure the
correct oil level is maintained in the engine
(check every 1⁄2 hour of operation). The incline
of the slope will cause the oil to slant away
from its normal level and this can starve
engine parts of required lubrication. Keep the
engine oil level at the full point at all times.
Tilling up and down slopes:
•
Figure 4-13
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Section 4— Controls & Operation
To keep soil erosion to a minimum, be sure to
add enough organic matter to the soil so that
it has good moisture holding texture and try
to avoid leaving footprints or wheel marks.
Figure 4-16
•
Each succeeding lower terrace is started by
walking below the terrace you’re preparing.
For added stability of the tiller, always keep
the uphill wheel in the soft, newly tilled soil.
Do not till the last 12” or more of the downhill
outside edge of each terrace. This untilled strip
helps prevents the terraces from breaking
apart and washing downhill. It also provides a
walking path between rows.
Tilling across slopes without terracing:
•
If vertical or terracing gardening aren’t
practical for you, then you can till laterally
across a slope. We don’t really recommend this
method as it can create unsure footing and
invites soil erosion.
•
Study the terrain to make certain the slope is
not too Steep for safe tilling. If possible, make
terraced rows or till vertically.
•
Move the belt into LOW belt range and the
Wheel Speed Gear Lever to SLOW position.
As in terrace gardening, start at the top of the
slope and overlap the first pass by half the
width of the tiller. For added stability, keep
the uphill wheel in the soft, newly tilled soil.
Each succeeding terraced area is started by
walking below the terrace you are preparing.
See Figure 4-17.
•
Pushing over (but not uprooting) cornstalks
will often make it easier for your tiller to chop
up the stalks. Keep the tines clear of excessive
tangling by “fishtailing” or frequently using
reverse. Make several passes, then return a few
days later to finish off any remaining stubble.
•
After tilling under crop residues, add more
organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings
and even kitchen scraps. When tilled into the
soil, this organic matter will decompose and
add even more important nutrients to the soil.
•
After power composting, you may want to
plant a “green manure” cover crop to protect
the soil during the off-season. Grow a crop
of clover, alfalfa, buckwheat, peas, beans, rye
grass, grain, or kale and then till it into the soil
prior to the planting season.
PTO Power Feature
Your tiller is a self-contained PTO (Power Take-Off)
Power machine that was shipped with a tine
attachment installed. The tine attachment can be
quickly removed and replaced with other optional
attachments. SeeFigure 4-19. The following
instructions will familiarize you with your PTO Power
machine. Please read these pages carefully. The
following steps explain how to remove and replace
the tine attachment. You will need a 3⁄4” wrench,
minimum 12” long for leverage.
Wide-Row Planting
The wide-row planting technique is spreading seeds
anywhere from 10 inches to 2 feet wide or more. As a
result, you can grow anywhere from 3 to 4 times (or
more) produce in the same space that is normally set
aside for an area that has narrow, single rows.
Figure 4-17
Power Composting
Power composting means tilling under and burying
in the soil all manner of organic matter such as crop
residues, leaves, grass clippings and cover crops. This
material will decompose during the non-growing
season and add important natural nutrients to the
soil.
WARNING! When power composting, do
not keep the Depth Regulator Lever at a
deep setting if the tiller jumps or bucks. If
jumping or bucking occurs, move the
Depth Regulator Lever down to one of
the shallower settings and then slowly
increase the tilling depth on later passes.
Failure to comply could result in loss of
tiller control, property damage or personal
injury.
•
•
Begin by composting crop residues such as
leftover vines, stalks, stems and roots. Power
compost these crop residues as soon as they
finish bearing. The sooner this is done, the
better, as tender green matter is easier to
till under. Use the deepest depth regulator
setting possible without causing the engine to
labor or the tiller to jump ahead.
Standing cornstalks of reasonable height can
be power composted. See Figure 4-18.
Wide-row planting automatically shades the ground
which keeps weed growth down and also holds
moisture in the soil. And of course, harvesting is
much easier — everything is right at hand to be
picked. Preparing wide rows is easy — after you
prepare the seedbed and mark off the rows with
string, hand-broadcast the seeds as if seeding a lawn
— not quite as much as lawn seed). Cover with soil
and tamp the area firmly with a hoe.
Tilling Under Corn
After corn is harvested, the stalks should be tilled
into the soil while still green. Dry plants are more
difficult to till under, and the roots break loose too
easily.
NOTE: Do not pull the roots out by hand or cut the
stalks before tilling. Stalks that are firmly anchored
by their roots are much easier for the tines to chop,
cut, and work under.
1.
As you move forward into a row of stalks, aim
the tiller so that the stalks go between the left
wheel and the transmission case. See Figure
4-18. Do not use the right wheel because
damage could occur to the air cleaner,
carburetor or throttle linkage.
2.
Each new pass should overlap the previous
pass by one-half the width of the tiller.
3.
Till as deeply as possible. Pull the Depth
Regulator all the way UP and engage the
lowest notch for deep tilling. Use either
LOW or HIGH belt range and SLOW wheel
speed gear position. Let the tilled-in stalks
decompose for a week or so. Then till in the
remaining residue as deep as possible.
Figure 4-19
NOTE: Before operating your PTO Power machine for
the first time, make sure that you have read all the
safety instructions in the Safe Operation Practices
section of this manual and in the as well as the
manual supplied with any attachment. Read the
controls information and operating procedures for
the tiller and engine described in the Assembly &
Set-Up and the Controls & Features sections. Also be
sure to read the Engine Operator’s Manual.
Removing the Tine Attachment
1.
Move the tiller to level ground.
2.
Be sure the engine is stopped, the electric
start key is removed, and the spark plug wire is
disconnected and moved away from the spark
plug.
3.
Place a sturdy support under the engine to
prevent the engine from tipping forward
when the tine attachment is removed. See
Figure 4-20.
4.
Place the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever into
NEUTRAL.
5.
Place Tines/PTO Clutch Lever in DISENGAGE.
6.
Place Wheel Speed Lever into FREE WHEEL.
Figure 4-20
Figure 4-18
Section 4 — Controls & Operation
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7.
Loosen the two swing-out bolts that
connect the power transmission to the tine
attachment. See Figure 4-21.
10.
The guide pin on the power unit will slide out
of the guide hole in the tine attachment See
Figure 4-24.
Guide Pin
4.
If the engine is stopped, move Wheel Speed Lever
to FREEWHEEL, and manually push the tiller.
Loading & Unloading the Tiller
The following provides information on tiller loading,
unloading, and requirements before loading and
unloading the tiller. Read the following instructions
carefully before attempting to load or unload your tiller.
Follow these steps before loading or unloading the Tiller:
•
Ramps must be strong enough to support
the combined weight of the tiller and the
operator. They should provide good traction
to prevent slipping; they should have side rails
to guide the tiller along the ramps; and they
should have a locking device to secure them to
the vehicle.
•
Operators should wear sturdy footwear that
will help to prevent slipping.
•
Turn the vehicle’s engine off and apply its
parking brake.
•
Position the loading vehicle so that the ramp
angle is as flat as possible (the less incline to
the ramp, the better)
Mounting
Hole
Swing-Out Bolts
Figure 4-21
8.
Then move the swing-out bolts out. See Figure
4-22.
Swing-Out
Bolt
Figure 4-24
Installing the Tine Attachment
1.
2.
Remove the support block from under the
engine and slowly roll the power unit back
next to the tine attachment. Place the support
block back under the engine.
3.
Remove the dust cap (or protective wrapping)
from the dog clutch coupling on the tine
attachment.
4.
Carefully align the guide pin on the PTO
Power Unit with the alignment hole in the tine
attachment and bring the two units together.
See Figure 4-24.
5.
Move the two swing-bolts into the slots of
the tine attachment. Alternately tighten each
bolt until they are tight enough to make the
concave washers flat. The bolts must be very
tight — if you have a torque wrench, tighten
each bolt to between 70 and 80 ft.-lbs.
Figure 4-22
NOTE: Loosening swing-out bolts can be
difficult. Use an extra-long wrench for
leverage.
9.
Move the two PTO Power Unit swingout bolts
outward and slide the washers up against the
bolt heads.
NOTE: The swing-bolts must be kept very tight
to prevent damaging wear to the dog clutch
coupling, alignment pin or the alignment hole.
Check the bolt tightness every 2-1⁄2 operating
hours.
Tip the PTO power machine forward about
one inch with one hand while pulling the tine
attachment back. See Figure 4-23.
6.
Remove the engine support before moving
the tiller in a forward direction.
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Section 4— Controls & Operation
Use loading ramps that are strong and wide
enough to safely hold the weight of the tiller
and the operator combined — your tiller
weighs between 280 and 325 lbs.
2.
Move the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever into
DISENGAGE position.
3.
Set the Depth Regulator lever to the Travel
position.
4.
Move Wheel Speed Lever into SLOW position
and reduce the engine throttle speed.
5.
Shift the Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever into
FORWARD position and follow the tiller up the
ramps. Check the wheels as you move the tiller
forward. Ensure that they move up the center
of each ramp.
6.
Prevent the tiller from rolling in the vehicle.
Leave Wheel Speed Lever in FAST or SLOW
position, chock the wheels with blocks and tie
down the tiller.
Unloading the Tiller
NOTE: Never unload the tiller in FORWARD drive. The
tiller could tip forward and expose you to the tines
(which should be disengaged as instructed).
When the engine is running, the tiller’s powered
wheels make moving the tiller to and from the
garden easy. If the engine is not running, set the
Wheel Speed Lever to FREEWHEEL position to roll the
tiller to another location.
Use loading ramps that are strong and wide
enough to safely hold the weight of the tiller
and the operator combined — your tiller
weighs between 280 and 325 lbs.
2.
Move the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever to
DISENGAGE position.
WARNING! To help avoid personal injury
from revolving tines, always put the
Tines/PTO Clutch Lever in DISENGAGE
position before transporting, loading, or
unloading tiller.
3.
Set the Depth Regulator Lever to the TRAVEL
position.
4.
Move Wheel Speed Lever to SLOW position
and reduce the engine throttle speed.
Mounting Hole
Figure 4-23
1.
1.
Moving the Tiller
Guide Pin
Loading the Tiller
1.
Place the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever in
DISENGAGE position.
2.
Move the Depth Regulator Lever down all the
way into the Travel setting.
3.
If using engine power, move Wheel Speed Lever
to either SLOW or FAST, and use the Wheels/
Tines/PTO Drive Lever to drive the wheels.
NOTE: Look behind you before you back
down the ramp to ensure that all is clear. While
descending, keep checking for obstacles
behind you.
5.
Move and hold the Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever
into REVERSE drive and back down the ramps.
Check the wheels as you move the tiller
backward. Ensure that they move down the
center of each ramp.
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Service
Maintenance Schedule
After 2-hour
Break-In
Before Each Use
Every 10 Hours
Every 25 Hours
Every 30 Hours
Refer to Engine
Manual
P
P
Check Engine Oil Level
Clean Engine Cooling System
P
P
P
Test Operation of FWD. Interlock Safety System
FWD. Interlock Safety System — Check Wire
Condition/Connections
Check Electrical Connections
P
Recharge Battery
P
P
Check Drive Belt Tension
Check Nuts and Bolts
Clean Tiller Tine Shaft
Lubricate Tiller
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Battery
Tine Shaft
Check Gear Oil Lever in Both Transmissions
Check Bolo Tines for Wear
Check Reverse Disc for Wear
Check Air Pressure in Tire
WARNING! Before inspecting, cleaning
or servicing the tiller, shut off the engine
and wait for all the parts to come to a
complete stop. Disconnect the spark plug
wire and move the wire away from the
spark plug. Remove the ignition key on
the electric start models. Failure to follow
these instructions can result in serious
personal injury or property damage.
WARNING! When removing the battery,
always disconnect the negative (-) cable
first followed by the positive (+) cable.
Reverse this procedure when reinstalling
the battery.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance free. Acid
levels cannot be checked.
Maintenance
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosive build-up.
Engine
•
After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply
a light coat of petroleum jelly or grease to the
terminals and cover both terminals with the
rubber boots.
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual packed with
your machine for all engine maintenance.
Tire Pressure
Check the air pressure in both tires every 30
operating hours. Deflate or inflate both tires evenly
to 15- to 20-PSI (pounds per square inch).
Be sure that both tires have the same air pressure or
the tiller will tend to pull to one side.
P
P
P
P
P
After every 10 operating hours, remove the left- and
right-side Bolo Tine holders and clear away dirt
and debris that have accumulated on the tine
shaft or inside the tine holders. Please follow this
maintenance recommendation, as debris can
cause premature wear to the tine shaft and its oil
seals. Refer to the previous tine holder removal
instructions. After cleaning away any debris and
removing old grease from the tine shaft, apply fresh
grease to the tine shaft.
Wheel Shaft Maintenance
After every 10 operating hours, remove the wheels
and clear away dirt and debris that has accumulated
on the wheel shaft Please follow this maintenance
recommendation, as debris can cause premature
wear to the wheel shaft and its oil seals.
1.
Prop the transmission up with a sturdy block
to raise the wheels off the ground.
2.
Remove the wheels by removing the hex bolt
and lock nut which secures each to the wheel
shaft.
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3.
After cleaning away any debris and removing
old grease, apply fresh grease to the wheel
shaft before re-installing the wheels.
Rear Bearing Cap Screws
Transmission Gear Oil
•
Checking for oil leaks
Hardware
Check for loose or missing hardware every ten
(10) operating hours. Failure to tighten or replace
fasteners can cause poor performance, equipment
damage or oil leakage. Most hardware on your tiller
is visible. Pay particular attention to hardware listed
below.
•
At 25-hour operation intervals, check the tiller
for oil leaks. Inspect for oil accumulations on
the tiller or the floor where it is stored.
•
A small amount of oil seepage or wetness
around a shaft opening or cover is no cause
for alarm. But a heavy concentration of oil
is more serious. You should tighten all bolts
immediately, and replace any worn seals or
gaskets.
•
It may be impossible to determine how
much oil has been lost, so check the oil
levels in the PTO transmission and the tine
attachment before using the tiller again. Add
any necessary gear oil. Serious damage to
the transmission components can result from
operation when gear oil levels are low.
•
If tilling during very hot weather, the gear oil may
heat up and expand inside the transmissions.
To allow for this oil expansion, both the power
unit transmission and the tine attachment
transmissions have oil relief vents. See Figure 5-5.
Cap Screw
Bolt
Transmission Pulley Mounting Bolt
•
The three rear bearing cap screws are located
under the depth regulator mounting bracket.
If any are loose, it can cause an oil leak or drive
shaft end play. See Figure 5-3.
If the washer behind the bolt head is loose, the
bolt needs tightening. To do this, first insert a
punch or thick screwdriver into the hole next
to the bolt and wedge the tool against the side
of the motor mount casting. This immobilizes
the pulley while you tighten the bolt. See
Figure 5-1.
Swing Bolt
Eccentric Lever
Lock Nut
Power Unit
Transmission
Figure 5-3
Housing Cover Bolts
•
Mounting Bolt
Check the five bolts securing the tiller housing
cover to the left side of the transmission.
Gear oil can leak from a loose housing cover.
To reach the bolts, remove the left side tine
holder. See Tine Replacement in the Service
section.
Swing Bolts
•
Figure 5-1
Neutral Plunger Assembly Jam Nut
•
The jam nut is located on the left side of the
neutral plunger. If loose, immobilize bolt head
with one wrench and use another wrench to
tighten the nut. See Figure 5-2.
Check both of the swing-bolts that connect
the power unit transmission to the tine
attachment. Both bolts should be checked
every 2-1⁄2 hours of operation. If loose, wear
can occur on the locating pin on the power
unit, and cause enlargement of the locating
hole in the tine attachment. Using a torque
wrench, tighten these bolts to 70-to-80 ft.-lbs.
Oil Vents
Lock Nut on the Shifting Linkage
•
Check the locknut that fastens the shifting
linkage to the eccentric shifting lever. See
Figure 5-3. Do not tighten the locknut against
the eccentric lever. It should be very close to,
but not touching the lever.
Figure 5-5
•
The vents allow small amounts of oil to seep
out.
•
If a serious leak is discovered, please contact
your authorized dealer or the TROY-BILT
Technical Service Department for service
advice.
Tine Hardware
•
Check the four bolts and nuts securing left and
right tine holders to the tine shaft. See Figure
5-4.
Jam Nut
Checking Gear Oil Levels
Every 30 hours of operation, check the gear oil level
in both the power unit transmission and the tine
attachment transmission. Operating them while
low on gear oil — even briefly — can cause serious
damage to internal components.
1.
The transmissions must be cool, since hot gear
oil expands and gives a false reading.
2.
The power unit transmission and the tine
attachment transmission must be connected
when checking — or adding — gear oil.
3.
Move the tiller to level ground. Move the
Depth Regulator up so the tines rest on the
ground.
Figure 5-2
Tine Hardware
Figure 5-4
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Section 5 — Service
4.
Use a 3⁄8” wrench to remove the oil level check
plug on the left side of the transmission
housing. See Figure 5-6.
on the back of the tine shield. See Figure 5-7.
Wipe it clean with a rag.
7.
8.
Oil Level Check Plug
9.
Hold the dipstick so its markings face to the
rear of tiller. Lower it straight down into the
sump hole to touch the drive shaft inside. See
Figure 5-7. Don’t force or try to thread it back
in; an incorrect reading will result.
Remove the dipstick and check the oil level. It
should be anywhere within the crosshatched
area or even slightly above the Max marking.
If correct, replace the dipstick and remove the
boards used as props.
1.
Move the tiller to level ground.
2.
Pull the Depth Regulator Lever back, then
push it down all the way (to engage its top
notch).
3.
Place a sturdy support under the engine to
prevent the tiller from tilting too far.
4.
Cold reading (preferred method): (Two hours
has passed since the tiller was used.) Place
a 2” x 4” board (on edge) under the drag
bar — raising the tiller and drag bar about
3-1⁄2” above ground. Hot reading: (Tiller was
operated for more than 30 minutes within
the past hour.) Do not use the wood prop to
elevate the tiller.
Figure 5-6
If the oil level is correct, oil will seep out of the
check hole (allow extra time in cold weather). If
it does, the level is fine and you should replace
the check plug. If no oil seeps out add oil as
demonstrated in the Adding Oil Section on the
next page.
Tine Attachment Oil Level
NOTE: Two different gear oil checking procedures
for the tine attachment transmission are described
next. Use the first procedure if the dipstick in your
tine attachment has only a ‘Check Cold’ marking.
Use the second procedure if the dipstick has both
cold and hot markings at the end. First remove the
dipstick from the tine attachment transmission to see
which type of dipstick you have. See Figure 5-7. Then
replace the dipstick with the markings on the dipstick
facing to the rear.
5.
Follow Steps 4, 5 and 6 given for the other
dipstick type.
6.
Remove the dipstick and check the level. It
should be within or above the “Cold” range
marking if taking a cold reading. If taking a hot
reading, the level should be within or slightly
above the “Hot” range.
7.
3.
Slowly pour gear oil through a clean funnel
into the transmission. Stop when gear oil
begins to flow from the oil level check hole on
the left side of the transmission. See Figure 5-7.
4.
Reinstall the oil level check plug. Tighten it
securely.
5.
Reinstall the handlebars using the mounting
bolt previously removed. Align the handlebars
so they point straight backwards, not at
an angle. Then tighten the mounting bolt
securely.
6.
Reconnect the Forward Interlock wire harness
to the receptacle. Be certain it’s secure.
7.
Test the operation of the Forward Interlock
Safety System. See Forward Interlock System
on the next page.
If the oil level was low, gear oil must be added
before using the tiller. See Adding or Changing
Gear Oil.
For Dipsticks With Hot/Cold Markings
5.
Set the handlebar base and bolt aside on a
clean surface. The bolt hole in the top of the
transmission is the gear oil fill hole. See Figure
5-7.
Draining and Filling the PTO Power Unit
Transmission
1.
Place a shallow pan under the transmission
gear oil drain plug. See Figure 5-8.
Gear Oil
Fill Hole
Oil Level
Check Plug
Gear Oil
Drain
If the level is incorrect, see Adding or
Changing Gear Oil.
Adding or Changing Gear Oil
Gear Oil Dipstick
Back of
Tine Shield
Figure 5-7
For dipsticks With ‘Check Cold’ Marking (Cold
means 2 hours have passed since the tiller was used.)
1.
Move the tiller to level ground.
2.
Pull the Depth Regulator Lever back, then
push it down all the way (to engage its top
notch).
3.
Place a sturdy support under the engine to
prevent the tiller from tilting too far.
4.
Now slide three pieces of 2” x 4” lumber
underneath the drag bar — raising the drag
bar about 4-1⁄2” above ground. This elevation
allows an accurate “cold” gear oil reading .
5.
Wait two hours with tiller elevated (allow more
time if temperature is below 40ºF).
6.
Loosen and remove the transmission dipstick
For partial fill-ups (just a few ounces or less), use
SAE 140, SAE 85W-140, or SAE 80W-90 weight
gear oil with an API rating of GL-4 or GL-5. For full
replacement, use SAE 140 or SAE 85W-140 gear oil
with an API rating of GL-4 only. (At the factory, SAE
85W-140 weight gear oil is used.)
Figure 5-8
2.
Remove the oil level check plug with a 3⁄8”
wrench. This vents the transmission for faster
oil draining.
3.
Using the 3⁄8” wrench, remove the drain plug.
The gear oil will drain quite slowly since it is
thick. After about two quarts have drained, tilt
the tiller forward so any oil at the rear of the
transmission will drain out.
NOTE: The gear oil does not need to be changed. Do
so only if you know, or suspect, it is contaminated
with dirt, sand or other foreign particles.
4.
Clean the drain plug threads, put nonhardening gasket sealant on the threads, and
reinstall the plug.
Gear oil is available at authorized dealers and most
service stations, power equipment centers, or farm/
heavy equipment outlets.
5.
Refill the transmission with the correct amount
of gear oil before operating the tiller again.
When oil seeps from the oil level check hole,
the right amount of gear oil has been added.
Replace all plugs.
NOTE: Do not use automatic transmission fluid or
engine oil. They are too light in weight and will result
in transmission damage.
Capacities: The Power Unit transmission holds
approximately 60 ounces and the Tine Attachment
transmission holds approximately 12-1⁄2” ounces.
Adding Gear Oil to the PTO Power Unit
Transmission
1.
Do steps 1 and 2 of Checking the Power Unit
Oil Level.
2.
Using a 3⁄4” wrench (or socket), remove the
bolt securing the handlebar base to the top
of the transmission (prop the handlebars
first to prevent them from falling). Then,
unplug the Forward Interlock wire harness
receptacle at the bottom of the handlebars.
Adding Gear Oil to the Tine Attachment
Transmission
1.
2.
Select the right Depth Regulator Lever setting:
a.
If filling an empty transmission, raise
the Depth Regulator Lever so tines are
on the ground.
b.
If topping off the gear oil, move Depth
Regulator Lever down to engage its
top notch.
Remove the dipstick from the tine attachment.
See Figure 5-6.
Section 5 — Service
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3.
Slowly add gear oil in the dipstick hole. Add
1⁄2-ounce at a time to avoid overfilling. It takes
about 12-1⁄2 ounces.
3.
4.
Take dipstick readings frequently. Stop when
oil reaches “Cold” range marking on dipstick.
Replace dipstick securely.
Lubrication
Draining and Filling the Tine Attachment
Transmission
1.
The tine attachment transmission is not
equipped with an oil drain plug. To drain
just a small amount of gear oil, remove the
dipstick and tilt the attachment forward, first
uncoupling it from the Power Unit.
2.
For complete drainage, remove the left-side
tine assembly (See Tine Replacement in the
Service section.), then remove just one of the
lower screws from the tiller housing cover. See
Figure 5-9. To speed drainage, remove the tine
attachment dipstick to vent transmission.
A switch that has failed allows the engine
to run. Or it may prevent the engine from
running.
Use ordinary motor oil (#30 weight or lighter) where
oil is specified. Use a quality grease with a metal
lubricant where grease is recommended (regular
grease is acceptable). Do not over lubricate. If there is
a build-up of dirt, remove the build-up and re-apply
oil or grease.
Lubricate the tiller as follows:
Oil the wheel shaft between the wheel hubs
and the transmission housing. See Figure 5-10.
Drive Belt
Handlebar
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Belt Adjustment
Block
Throttle
Cable
Casing
Figure 5-9
Depth
Regulator
Lever
NOTE: If you find a plastic washer on the cover
screw you removed, discard the washer. There
is no need to install a replacement washer.
Be certain to refill the transmission with the
correct amount of gear oil before operating
the tiller again.
Forward Interlock System
The wiring circuit for the Forward Interlock Safety
System is designed to ground out the engine’s
ignition system.
There are three switches in the circuit which, when
open, let the engine run. One switch is on the
neutral plunger tab of the cast iron motor mount.
This switch is open whenever the Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever is in NEUTRAL or REVERSE positions. The
other two switches are located inside the handlebars,
directly above the two Forward Interlock Levers. The
switches are wired so when squeezed (open) the
engine will run. There is a fourth switch located in
the wiring harness connector on the top, right side of
the transmission cover. It warns you if the connection
is not mated by not letting the engine run while the
Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever is in FORWARD.
1.
A broken or disconnected wire could let the
engine run without you having to press one of
the Forward Interlock Levers.
2.
A bare wire touching the tiller or engine metal
could ground out the engine’s ignition.
Grease Fitting
Engine
Mounting
Bars
Wheel Shaft
Figure 5-10
2.
3.
Figure 5-11
Adjustments
Wheel Speed Lever
4.
PTO Access Area
NOTE: Do not allow oil or grease to contact the
pulleys, drive belt or reverse disc. This can cause the
belt or disc to slip on the pulleys.
Wheels/Tines/
PTO Drive
Lever
Once all the gear oil has drained, reinstall the
housing cover screw securely (first coat its
threads with non-hardening gasket sealant).
Keep the PTO access area well-greased. See
Figure 5-11. If the Tines/PTO Clutch Lever
becomes hard to move, squirt some oil into
its access hole, and work it back and forth to
disperse the oil.
Proper lubrication of the tiller’s mechanical parts is
an essential part of good maintenance. Lubrication
should be done after every ten (10) hours of
operation.
1.
3.
8.
Oil all pivoting and connecting points on the
Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever and the Wheel
Speed Lever. See Figure 5-10.
Grease the face of the belt adjustment block.
See Figure 5-10.
4.
Oil the Depth Regulator Lever, including the
spring in the mounting bracket. See Figure
5-10.
5.
Oil the full length of the throttle cable casing.
Oil threads on Handlebar Height Adjustment
Lever. See Figure 5-10.
6.
Grease the left- and right-side engine
mounting bars at the top, middle and bottom.
See Figure 5-10.
7.
Grease the zerk grease fitting located on
the pivot point at the end of the Wheel
Speed Lever. See Figure 5-10. If the Wheel
Speed Lever has a grease fitting on the pivot
assembly, apply 2-to-3 strokes of multipurpose
grease at beginning and end of tilling season.
On a new tiller (or if a new belt is installed), the belt
tension will probably need to be adjusted after the
first two (2) hours of operation. Thereafter, check the
belt tension every ten (10) operating hours.
Maintaining the right tension is important to good
tiller performance and long belt life. If too loose, the
belt will slip on the pulleys, and be unable to deliver
full power to the wheels and tines. A loose belt will
also wear prematurely.
While checking the belt tension, also inspect
the belt for cuts, cracks, deterioration, etc. Don’t
continue using a belt that isn’t in good shape. You’re
sacrificing tiller performance by doing so.
Tips on keeping the drive belt in top condition
include:
•
Always put the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever
in NEUTRAL when the tiller is not in use.
•
Keep the tension adjusted correctly.
•
Don’t “speed shift” when moving the Wheels/
Tines/PTO Drive Lever between FORWARD and
REVERSE.
How to Measure the Belt Tension
1.
Before taking a measurement, be sure the
linkages and pivot points on the Wheels/
Tines/PTO Drive Lever are clean and
lubricated. If there is any binding, you won’t
get true measurements. Also, you’ll need the
belt adjustment tool you received with your
new tiller. See Figure 5-12.
5⁄16”
4
7.9
mm
1⁄4”
Belt Adjustment
Tool
6.35 mm
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Section 5 — Service
Figure 5-12
2.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever fully
down to the FORWARD position. The clutch
roller at the bottom of the lever should be
positioned underneath the belt adjustment
block. See Figure 5-13. Don’t let the clutch
roller move during the next few steps. If it
moves, you’ll get a false belt tension reading.
2.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever
to NEUTRAL position. The clutch roller will
come to rest anywhere on the face of the belt
adjustment block, depending upon drive belt
length and current belt tension adjustment.
6.
Push the drive lever down if the belt needs
tightening. Pull the lever up if the belt needs
to be loosened. Hold the drive lever in place
and tighten the bolt in the adjustment block
firmly.
3.
Insert the belt adjustment tool through the
hole in the side of the adjustment block,
spacing the ends of the tool equally on both
sides. See Figure 5-15. Rotate the tool so the
slotted end faces down.
7.
Let go of the drive lever and remove the
belt adjustment tool from the hole in the
adjustment block.
8.
Check the tension on the belt by following the
previous instructions “How to Measure Belt
Tension.”
NOTE: If the adjustment block is all the way
down and the measurement between the
clutch roller and the bracket is less than 1⁄4”,
then a new drive belt is needed.
Adjustment Block
Reverse Drive System
These instructions explain how to inspect and adjust
the various reverse drive components.
1⁄4” - 5⁄16”
Belt Adjustment Tool
Figure 5-13
3.
The belt tension is correct if the front of the
clutch roller is 1⁄4”-to-5⁄16” away from the face of
the upright bracket that holds the adjustment
block in place. See Figure 5-13. To measure this
distance:
a.
Figure 5-15
4.
Without moving the clutch roller, try
inserting the 1⁄4”-thick, slotted end of
the belt adjustment tool in between
the roller and the upright bracket. The
flat edge of the tool must be facing the
roller. See Figure 5-14.
Place the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever in
FORWARD position. The arms of the clutch
control yoke will be resting on the belt
adjustment tool and the clutch roller should
be engaged slightly beneath the adjustment
block. See Figure 5-16.
But first, here’s how the reverse drive system works.
When you raise the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever
up in REVERSE position, this lowers the rubberized
reverse disc — it’s attached to the engine drive
pulley — until this rotating disc contacts the
transmission drive pulley. The friction between the
rotating reverse disc and the transmission pulley
causes the transmission drive shaft to be powered
in a counterclockwise direction — as viewed from
the operator’s position behind handlebars. The
drive shaft then turns the wheels and tine shafts in a
reverse direction.
The reverse disc is made of steel with a special, longlasting rubber compound bonded to the disc rim.
Since this is a wearing part, it should be inspected
after every 30 operating hours.
1.
Clutch Roller
Adjustment Block
Measure the width of the outside edge of the
disc as shown in Figure 5-18. Replace the disc
before the rubber edge wears to a thickness
of 1⁄8” or less. Failure to do so could cause the
steel underneath the rubber to damage the
transmission pulley.
Disc Edge
Slotted End
Figure 5-16
5.
Figure 5-14
4.
b.
If only the slotted portion of the tool
will fit, the belt tension is correct.
c.
If the slotted part of the tool will not fit
in, the belt is too loose.
d.
If the full thickness (5⁄16”) of the tool
easily fits in, the belt is too tight.
Use one hand to hold the drive lever in
FORWARD while using a 9⁄16” wrench to loosen
— don’t remove — the bolt at the back of
the belt adjustment block. See Figure 5-17.
The adjustment block should be free to move
either up or down.
Figure 5-18
2.
If the belt tension is correct, move the Wheels/
Tines/PTO Drive Lever back to NEUTRAL.
How to Adjust the Belt Tension
1.
Drive Lever
As described in the following steps, the drive belt
tension is adjusted by moving the adjustment
block up or down. Moving it down will tighten
the belt; moving it up loosens the belt.
NOTE: The distance the block moves
approximately equals the distance the roller
moves. In most cases, the clutch roller will
not have been very far out of position, so the
adjustment block will only need to be moved
slightly (up or down).
Bolt
Figure 5-17
Look for big cracks or missing chunks of
rubber from the disc. If so damaged, the disc
should be replaced immediately. See the
Service section of this manual for instructions
on replacing the disc.
NOTE: Extend the life of the reverse disc by
always pausing in NEUTRAL before shifting
between FORWARD and REVERSE. Also, the
reverse disc is not suited for continuous or
sustained reverse operation. Use reverse
sparingly.
Section 5 — Service
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Checking and Adjusting the Reverse Drive System
3.
When the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever is moved up
into REVERSE, the engine and engine mount move
down to press on the reverse adjustment bolt. See
Figure 5-19.
Switch Body
Adjustment
Bolt
Use your left hand to hold the Wheels/Tines/
PTO Drive Lever up in REVERSE, while briefly
pulling out the engine recoil starter. The
reverse disc should turn the lower pulley.
See Figure 5-21. If not, or it requires a lot of
pressure to hold the lever up in REVERSE, then
the reverse adjustment bolt must be adjusted
downward. When correctly adjusted, the
Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever should pop out
of reverse when the lever is released, but not
require exceptional effort to hold it up in the
reverse position.
5.
Place a 7⁄8” wrench on the head of the reverse
adjustment bolt and a 9⁄16” wrench on the jam
nut below it. See Figure 5-23. Hold the bolt
steady while loosening the jam nut three or
four turns.
Adjustment
Bolt
Recoil Starter
Handle
Spring and
Plunger
Jam Nut
Reverse
Disc
Figure 5-23
Figure 5-19
This action compresses the reverse spring and
plunger assembly, requiring you to hold the lever up
in REVERSE. When you release the lever, the spring
automatically pushes the lever back into NEUTRAL
position.
The spring and plunger assembly is designed to
prevent the reverse disc from making contact with
the transmission pulley until you shift into REVERSE.
When the lever is in NEUTRAL, the switch body on
the bottom of the engine mount tab should be
resting squarely on top of the reverse adjustment
bolt. See Figure 5-19. The reverse adjustment bolt
can be adjusted up or down to correct a number of
reverse drive operating problems, as explained next.
Checking and Adjusting the Reverse Disc
1.
Verify that the linkages for Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever are lubricated with oil and engine
mount bars and belt adjustment block are
lubricated with grease. See Lubrication earlier
in this section.
2.
Place Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever in
NEUTRAL. Briefly pull out the engine recoil
starter handle while watching the reverse
disc. The disc should turn, but lower pulley
should not. See Figure 5-20. If the reverse disc
turns the lower pulley, or if it is located closer
than 3⁄16” to the pulley, reverse adjustment
bolt should be adjusted upward. Moving the
adjustment bolt upward will also solve the
problem of a tiller that goes into REVERSE on
its own.
Wheels/Tines/PTO
Drive Lever
6.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever to
NEUTRAL. The switch body on the bottom
of the engine mount tab should be resting
squarely on top of the reverse adjustment
bolt, and the reverse disc should be at least
3⁄16” away from the transmission drive pulley.
See Figure 5-19. If the reverse disc is any closer
than this, raise the reverse adjustment bolt
(turn it counterclockwise).
7.
Check that the reverse disc is at least 3⁄16” away
from the transmission drive pulley. Then hold
the reverse adjustment bolt steady with one
wrench while tightening the jam nut with a
second wrench. See Figure 5-23.
8.
Place a chalk or pencil mark on the top edge
of the plunger retaining bolt. Now, while
watching the mark, loosen the bolt 3⁄4-turn.
See Figure 5-24. Do not exceed a 3⁄4 turn. This
would disengage the bolt from the locking
groove in the side of the plunger.
Figure 5-21
4.
Shift the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever
to REVERSE and then let it go. The lever
should return to NEUTRAL. If not, the reverse
adjustment bolt will have to be adjusted
upward.
Adjusting the Reverse Drive:
1.
Place the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever in
FORWARD position.
2.
On the left side of the tiller, put a 1⁄2” wrench
on the plunger retaining bolt and another 1⁄2”
wrench on the jam nut next to it. See Figure
5-22.
Jam Nut
Plunger
Retaining Bolt
Retaining Bolt
Recoil Starter
Handle
Reverse
Disc
Figure 5-20
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Section 5 — Service
Figure 5-22
Figure 5-24
3.
While holding the bolt steady, loosen the jam
nut (counterclockwise) until it touches the bolt
head.
9.
4.
Turn the bolt in until it tightens against the
plunger inside the spring. The bolt must be
tight to prevent the plunger from turning —
be careful not to overtighten and break the
bolt.
Hold the plunger retaining bolt steady with a
wrench while tightening the jam nut against
the side of the plunger housing. See Figure
5-22.
10.
Check the action of the reverse disc as
explained previously.
NOTE: If the above adjustments have not
corrected an improperly working reverse
drive, contact an authorized dealer or the
TROYBILT Technical Service Department for
assistance.
center of the belt with your finger.
Throttle Cable
The throttle lever settings are factory adjusted,
so unnecessary adjustments should not be made.
However, if the engine does not start or stop, or
respond immediately to various throttle lever
settings, then adjustments may be necessary. Please
refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual supplied with
your tiller for specific adjustment instructions.
3.
Ignition System
Lower Pulley
Your engine is equipped with an electronic ignition.
It does not have a condenser or points, so there is no
need to perform any regular tune-up maintenance
on this system other than adjusting or replacing the
spark plug.
Pulley
Drive Belt
Drive Belt
Spark Plug
1.
The spark plug must be in good condition for
proper engine operation. Remove and inspect
the plug every 50 operating hours or annually,
whichever occurs first. The correct electrode
gap is .030”. Check the gap with a feeler gauge.
Do not use a spark plug if the porcelain is
cracked, the electrodes are pitted or burned,
or if other visible damage is present.
from between the pulleys. See Figure 5-4.
Use your right hand to move the belt down and
away from the lower pulley, in the direction of
the engine. See Figure 5-1.
Figure 5-4
Figure 5-1
4.
Push the belt upward to create slack in the belt.
See Figure 5-2.
NOTE: Do not wire brush or sandblast the
spark plug to clean it — loose particles can
enter the engine, causing damage. To replace
the plug, first tighten it securely by hand, then
use a spark plug wrench to tighten the plug an
extra 1⁄4 turn.
When your tiller will not be used during the offseason, prepare it for storage with the following
steps:
Clean the tiller and the engine.
2.
Do routine tiller lubrication and check for
loose hardware.
3.
Protect the engine from deterioration or
damage by referring to the engine storage
instructions in your engine manual literature.
4.
When engine is still warm, drain oil from
engine crankcase. Refill with fresh motor oil.
5.
Protect the internal cylinder against rust by
removing the spark plug and pouring one
ounce of clean engine oil into spark plug hole.
Then slowly pull out the recoil start rope 2 or
3 times to distribute the oil internally. Replace
spark plug, but do not reconnect the plug
wire. Pull the rope until resistance is felt — let
rope rewind.
6.
Charge the battery (electric start option). Store
the battery in cool, dry location.
7.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever to
NEUTRAL position. Keep the tiller in a clean,
dry area.
8.
Drive Belt
1.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever to
NEUTRAL position.
2.
While kneeling on the right side of the tiller,
create slack in the belt by reaching over to the
left side of the pulleys and pushing in on the
8.
Squeeze the belt in the middle and insert one
end in between the pulleys. See Figure 5-4.
9.
Push the belt forward then down until it is
looped over the lower pulley. See Figure 5-2.
Do not yet seat it in either of the lower pulley’s
grooves.
10.
Move the top half of the belt up and over the
rubber reverse disc, but do not seat it in either
of the grooves in the top pulley.
11.
Place the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever in
NEUTRAL.
12.
Move the top half of the belt into the HIGH
Range groove, the groove closest to the
engine, on the top pulley. See Figure 5-5.
Push Belt Up
Figure 5-2
5.
Lift the top half of the belt up and over the
upper pulley and the rubber reverse disc,
moving it in front of the reverse disc. See
Figure 5-3.
Drive
Belt
Drive Belt
Figure 5-5
13.
Move the bottom half of the belt into the HIGH
Range groove of the lower pulley. If extra slack
is needed, hold up Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive
Lever while moving the belt. Verify the belt is
seated properly on the pulleys.
14.
To move the belt to the Low Range position.
See Changing Belt Speed in the Operation
Section.
15.
After installing the belt, check and adjust for
correct belt tension as explained previously.
Reverse Disc
Never store the tiller with fuel in the fuel
tank in an enclosed area where gas fumes
could reach an open flame or spark, or where
ignition sources are present (space heaters,
hot water heaters, furnaces, etc.).
Belt Replacement
Place the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever in
FORWARD position.
NOTE: A blunt object, like a ruler, can help you
push the belt downward if needed.
Off-Season Storage
1.
7.
Figure 5-3
6.
Push the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever down
into the FORWARD position. This increases
the distance between the upper and lower
pulleys. Next, lift and pull the entire belt out
Reverse Disc
Follow these steps to replace the reverse disc. If your
tiller has a Bumper Attachment mounted, it must be
removed first.
Section 5 — Service
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1.
Move Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever in
NEUTRAL position.
2.
Wedge a 5⁄16”-thick board between the top of
the engine pulley and the cast iron housing
next to it. This immobilizes the pulley. Avoid
contacting the reverse disc.
3.
Use a 9⁄16” wrench to loosen the mounting bolt
shown in Figure 5-6. Remember to immobilize
the pulley with the wood wedge while
loosening the bolt. If necessary, pry the disc
from the pulley with the tip of a screwdriver.
Back the bolt out as far as possible. Then angle
the disc a little to remove it. Bring the bolt and
lockwasher along with the disc. Installing a
new Reverse Disc.
If badly worn, they lose the ability to till deeply. Worn
tines leave an ever-increasing gap in the middle of
a tilled row. The normal gap is 3” between the tine
tips — replace the tines when the gap widens to 5”.
See Figure 5-8. The tines can be replaced individually
or as a complete set.
6.
Replacing A Tine Holder Assembly
The 16 Bolo Tines are mounted eight per side on
left-side and right-side tine holders. Here’s how to
replace the tines and holders as assemblies.
Tines
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1.
Follow steps 1-3 in Single Tine Replacement
above.
2.
Identify the tine holders as left-side and rightside holders — they must be replaced on the
same side from which they were removed.
Use a piece of chalk or a grease pencil to mark
them L and R.
3.
Remove the two bolts and nuts securing each
holder. See Figure 5-9.
4.
Use a soft mallet to drive the holder off the
tine shaft. Use a heavy hammer and block
of wood to knock off the immobilized tine
holder.
5.
When the holder is off, clean all dirt and debris
from the shaft and the holder. Apply fresh
grease to the tine shaft.
8
OIL
Mounting Bolt
Figure 5-8
Replacing a Single Tine
WARNING! The tines or tine hooded
edges may be sharp . Wear thick gloves to
protect your hands from cuts or scrapes.
Reverse
Disc
Wood Wedge
WARNING! Wear safety goggles to
protect your eyes . When loosening
hardware, do not hit a wrench with a
metal tool. This could shatter the tool or
wrench sending metal particles into your
eyes.
Figure 5-6
4.
Do steps 1-through-3,in the opposite order to
install the new reverse disc.
5.
Tighten the mounting bolt securely, and check
for correct operation — see the Maintenance
& Adjustments section.
Tines
Inspect the tines for wear or damage after every 30
operating hours. The rate of wear depends upon the
hours of use and soil conditions. With use, the tines
get shorter, narrower and more pointed. See Figure
5-7.
Worn
1.
Move the Wheels/Tines/PTO Drive Lever to
NEUTRAL, the Wheel Speed Lever to either
FAST or SLOW position, and the Tines/PTO
Clutch Lever to ENGAGE.
2.
Gently tilt the tiller forward until the engine
rests on the ground.
3.
Raise the hood flap at the back of the tiller and
tie it up with string.
4.
Before removing a tine, note in which
direction the bent tip points. The new tine
must be installed in the same direction.
5.
Use two 9⁄16” wrenches to remove the two bolts
and nuts securing the tine to the tine holder
plate. See Figure 5-9. Use penetrating oil on
the hardware if it is rusted or hard to remove.
New
Tine Shaft
Nut
Bolt
Figure 5-7
Right-Side
Tine Holder
Left-Side
Tine Holder
Figure 5-9
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Section 5 — Service
Mount the new tine exactly the way the old
tine was positioned. (The sharp edge of the
tine, which enters the soil first, must face
forward when above the tine shaft.) Replace
the bolts and nuts and tighten them securely.
Replacing Tines Holder Assembly
1.
Replace the holder so the sharp tine edges
face forward (toward the front of the tiller). Tap
tine holder back on the tine shaft.
2.
Grease the threads on the mounting bolt(s).
Install and tighten the bolt(s) securely.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Wheels and tines do not turn
Cause
Remedy
1. Mis-adjusted drive belt and/or reverse disc
1. See Maintenance & Adjustments Section
2. Loose bolt on transmission drive pulley
2. Tighten bolt
3. Worn worm gears
3. See authorized service dealer
Wheels and tines turn on top
of ground, but stop or hesitate
in soil
1. Loose drive belt
1. Adjust drive belt (See Maintenance & Adjustments
Section)
2. Loose bolt on transmission drive pulley
2. Tighten bolt
Wheels turn, but tines do not
1. Tines/PTO clutch lever not engage
1. Engage lever
2. Tines/PTO clutch lever out of adjustment
2. See Maintenance & Adjustments Section
3. Dog clutch key missing
3. Contact authorized service dealer
4. Worn worm gears
4. Contact authorized service dealer
5. Missing or broken tines or tine hardware
5. See Service Section
1. Missing Hi-Pro key inside wheel clutch
1. Contact authorized service dealer
2. Worn gears
2. Contact authorized service dealer
3. Drive dogs on wheel clutch worn out or broken
3. Contact authorized service dealer
Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever does
not stay in forward
1. Drive belt too tight
1. See Maintenance & Adjustments Section
2. Clutch Pawl spring overstretched
2. Replace spring
Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever hard
to shift into reverse
1. Worn reverse disc
1. Replace reverse disc
2. Motor mount bars sticking
2. Lubricate mount bars
Tiller stays in reverse or forward
when Wheels/Tines/PTO Lever
is released or lever is hard to
shift
1. Motor mount bars sticking
1. Lubricate motor mount bars
Wheel Speed Lever is hard to
shift
1. Eccentric lever is sticking
1. Lubricate the eccentric lever and linkage to wheel
speed lever
2. Clutch inside transmission binding
2. Contact authorized service dealer
1. Connecting rod at back of lever backwards or bent
in towards transmission and hitting it
1. Straighten or replace linkage
2. Clutch inside transmission binding
2. Contact authorized service dealer
Wheel Speed Lever moves
freely, but does not change
gears
1. Broken or worn eccentric shifting pin
1. Contact authorized service dealer
Tiller jumps while tilling
1. Depth Regulator Lever is too deep for soil
conditions
1. Use a shallower setting
Depth Regulator Lever difficult
to move
1. Depth Regulator Lever bent
1. Straighten lever
2. Depth Regulator Lever sticking
2. Lubricate lever
Tines turn, but wheels do not
Wheel Speed Lever shifts into
FAST gear, but not SLOW
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
GW-9245
V-Belt
742-04223
742-04224
Bolo Tine (LH), 12”
Bolo Tine (RH), 12”
934-04231
Wheel, 16 x 4.6 x 8
756-04171
Reverse Disc
746-05084
Throttle Cable
Troy-Bilt Genuine Parts can be ordered through your local authorized Troy-Bilt dealer, online at www.troybilt.com or by phone at (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220. To
locate your nearest authorized Troy-Bilt dealer, visit www.troybilt.com or call (800) 828-5500 or (330) 558-7220.
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Notes
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26
Notes
Notes
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United
States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products
Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased and used
in Canada and/or its territories and possessions (either entity
respectively, “Troy-Bilt”).
b.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate oneyear 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.
This warranty is in addition to any applicable emissions warranty
provided with your product.
d.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
“Troy-Bilt” warrants this product (excluding its Belts, Transmission
and Attachments as described below) 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 Troy-Bilt for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
e.
Troy-Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Troy-Bilt’s authorized channels of export distribution.
f.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts.
g.
Transportation charges and service calls.
h.
Troy-Bilt does not warrant this product for commercial use.
Belts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase.
Transmission — Troy-Bilt warrants the transmission (including
all gears, shafts and housings) against defects in material and
workmanship for the life of the tiller, to the original purchaser only,
commencing on the date of original purchase or lease.
Attachments — Troy-Bilt warrants attachments for this product
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one
(1) year, commencing on the date of the attachment’s original
purchase or lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items
such as: grass collectors and mulch kits.
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:
In the U.S.A.
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-866-840-6483,
1-330-558-7220 or log on to our Web site at www.troybilt.com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.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.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or 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 Troy-Bilt. 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. Troy-Bilt 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.
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-866-840-6483, 1-330-558-7220
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
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