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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS &
Parts EXPLOSIONS
CRT ROTOTILLERs
5055 6 HP BRIGGS
5155 6 HP BRIGGS
6065Ve 6.5 HP VIPER ELECTRIC
R5055H 5.5 HP HONDA
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INTRODUCTION
WARRANTY
Thank You . . .
for purchasing an Earthquake® forward rotating rear-tine rototiller
from Ardisam, Inc. We have worked to ensure that this rear-tine
rototiller meets high standards for usability and durability. With proper
care, your rototiller will provide many years of service. Please take the
time to read this manual carefully to learn how to correctly operate
and maintain your rototiller. This manual should be considered a
permanent part of your rototiller. Due to continuous effort to perfect our
product, certain procedures and specifications are subject to change
without notice. Congratulations on your investment in quality.
CONTENTS
Registration & Warranty.................................................................... 2
Safety............................................................................................ 3-5
Unpacking and Assembly................................................................. 6
Features........................................................................................... 7
Operation..................................................................................... 8-13
Maintenance & Storage............................................................. 14-17
Service, Troubleshooting & Repair............................................ 18-19
Parts Explosions........................................................................ 20-26
REGISTRATION
Record your model number and serial number in the space provided
for easy reference. Fill out and mail the registration card located in your
parts packet. Warranty is valid only if your completed registration card
is received by Ardisam, Inc., within two weeks of the purchase date.
Model Number
Serial Number
Engine Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
ONE Year Limited Warranty
The Ardisam, Inc., Manufacturing Company warrants
this rototiller to be free from defects in material or
workmanship. Conditions of this warranty include:
What is covered under warranty:
For the first year from the date of purchase, Ardisam
will furnish 100% parts and labor to correct any
defect caused by faulty material or workmanship. All
products returned for warranty repair must have
prior approval from Ardisam, Inc. by calling our
customer service department at 800-345-6007 for
a return material authorization number (RMA#).
Items subject to normal wear and tear, such as belts,
batteries, tines, shear bolts and tires, due to the
nature of their function are not covered under this
warranty. Any unit used in a commercial application
is covered for a period of 90 days after purchase. The
engine is covered under a separate warranty issued
by the engine manufacturer as stated in the engine
manual.
What is not covered under warranty:
This warranty applies only to products which
have not been repaired or altered outside our
factory. It covers only defects resulting from
normal use, and does not cover defects arising
from misuse, alteration, negligence, or accident.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser
and is nontransferable.
This warranty supersedes all other warranties
either expressed or implied and all other obligations
or liabilities on our part. Ardisam, Inc., does not
assume, and does not authorize any other person
to assume for us, any liability in connection with the
sale of our products. This guarantee is void unless
the warranty card is properly filled out and returned
to Ardisam, Inc., Cumberland, Wisconsin, at the
time of purchase.
Earthquake, A Division of Ardisam, Inc.
1690 Elm Street; P.O. Box 666
Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829
800-345-6007 · Fax (715) 822-2223
E-mail: info@ardisam.com
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SAFETY
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
Accurate assembly and safe and effective use of the rototiller is the
owner’s responsibility.
• Read and follow all safety instructions.
! DANGER
DANGER INDICATES a serious injury or fatality will result if the safety instructions that follow this signal word are
not obeyed.
•Carefully follow all assembly instructions.
• Maintain the tiller according to directions and schedule included
in this Earthquake operator’s manual.
• Ensure that anyone who uses the tiller is familiar with all
controls and safety precautions.
SPECIAL MESSAGES
Your manual contains special messages to bring attention to potential
safety concerns, machine damage as well as helpful operating and
servicing information. Please read all the information carefully to avoid
injury and machine damage.
NOTE: General information is given throughout the manual
that may help the operator in the operation or service of
the machine.
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please read this section carefully. Operate the tiller according to the
safety instructions and recommendations outlined here and inserted
throughout the text. Anyone who uses this tiller must read the instructions and be familiar with the controls. Your tiller is equipped with a
safety device that enables you to stop the wheels and tines quickly
in an emergency. Learn how the drive safety control lever operates
and how to control the tiller at all times.
This symbol points out important safety instructions
which if not followed could endanger your personal
safety. Read and follow all instructions in this manual
before attempting to operate this equipment.
• Do not allow children to operate this rototiller. Keep small children away
from the area being tilled. Do not allow adults to operate the tiller without
proper instruction.
Preparation
• Dress appropriately when operating the tiller. Always wear sturdy
footwear. Never wear sandals, sneakers, or open shoes, and never
operate the tiller with bare feet. Do not wear loose clothing that
might get caught in moving parts.
•Carefully inspect the area to be tilled and remove all foreign objects.
Do not till above underground water lines, gas lines, electric cables,
or pipes. Do not operate the tiller in soil with large rocks and foreign
objects which can damage the equipment.
• Disengage all clutches and leave all control levers in the neutral
position before starting the engine.
! WARNING
WARNING INDICATES a serious injury or fatality could result if the safety instructions that follow this signal word are
not obeyed.
! CAUTION
CAUTION INDICATES YOU CAN OR YOUR EQUIPMENT CAN BE HURT IF THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW THIS SIGNAL WORD ARE
NOT OBEYED.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT INDICATES HELPFUL INFORMATION
FOR PROPER ASSEMBLY, OPERATION, OR
MAINTENANCE OF YOUR equipment.
! WARNING
You must read, understand and comply with
all safety and operating instructions in
this manual before attempting to setup
and operate your rototiller.
Failure to comply with all safety and
operating instructions can result in loss
of machine control, serious personal
injury to you and/or bystanders, and risk
of equipment and property damage. The
triangle in the text signifies important
cautions or warnings which must be
followed.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
• Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
a. Use an approved fuel container.
b. Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine.
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c. Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill fuel tank indoors.
d. Replace gasoline cap securely and clean up spilled fuel before restarting.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine is
running.
Operation
• Never operate the tiller without guards, covers, and hoods in
place.
• Never start the engine or operate the tiller with the wheels
in the free-wheel position. Make sure the wheel lock pins
are engaged through the wheel hubs and wheel axle. The
wheels act as a brake to keep the tiller at a controlled speed.
Disengage wheel lock pins to permit free-wheeling only when
engine is stopped.
• Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from rotating parts. Keep
clear of tiller tines at all times.
• Tines and wheels rotate when tiller is engaged in forward or
reverse-- in forward, tines and wheels rotate when the drive
safety control lever, labeled “FORWARD”, is pulled toward the
handlebar. In reverse, wheels and tines rotate when the drive
safety control lever, labeled “REVERSE”, is pulled toward
the handlebar. Releasing the drive safety control levers to the
neutral position stops the wheels and tines. Do not operate
both drive safety control levers at the same time.
• Be extremely cautious when operating in reverse. Take extra
care to avoid slipping or falling, and keep hands and feet clear
of tines.
• Use extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel
drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or
traffic.
• After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, remove the
wire from the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the tiller for
any damage, and repair the damage before restarting and
operating the tiller.
• If vegetation clogs the tines, raise the handlebars to elevate
the tines, and run the tiller in reverse. If this does not clean
clogged vegetation from the tines, STOP THE ENGINE AND
DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE before removing
vegetation by hand.
• Engine muffler will be hot from operation. Do not touch it with
bare skin or a severe burn may result.
IMPORTANT
The right and left sides of
your rototiller are determined from the operating position as you face the direction
of forward travel.
Engine is shipped from factory
without oil. You must add engine oil before starting engine.
• Never allow bystanders near the unit.
• Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer of the tiller.
• Never operate the tiller without good visibility or light.
• Be careful when tilling in hard ground. The tines may catch
in the ground and propel the tiller backward. If this occurs, let
go of the handlebars and do not restrain the machine.
• Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine
unattended. Disengage all control levers, stop the engine,
wait for all moving parts to stop, and make certain guards
and shields are in place.
• When leaving the operating position for any reason:
- shut off the engine.
- wait for all moving parts to stop.
Maintenance and storage
• Keep machine, attachments, and accessories in safe working
condition.
•Check shear bolts, engine mounting bolts, and other bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment
is in safe working condition.
• To prevent accidental starting, always disconnect and secure
the spark plug wire from the spark plug before performing tiller
maintenance.
• Never run the engine indoors. Exhaust fumes are deadly.
• Always allow muffler to cool before filling fuel tank.
• Never store equipment with gasoline in the tank inside a closed
building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow
the engine to cool before storing in any building.
• Always refer to the operator’s guide instructions for important
details if the tiller is to be stored for an extended period.
• If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine
and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a
warning of trouble.
• Do not run the engine indoors; exhaust fumes are deadly.
• Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to till too
deep at too fast a rate.
• Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when backing.
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SAFETY DECALS
This rototiller unit has been designed and manufactured to provide you with the safety and reliability you would expect from an industry
leader in outdoor power equipment manufacturing.
Although reading this manual and the safety instructions it contains will provide you with the necessary basic knowledge to operated
this equipment safely and effectively, we have placed several safety labels on the tiller to remind you of this important information
while you are operating the unit.
These important safety labels are illustrated below, and are shown here to help familiarize you with the location and content of the
safety messages you will see as you perform normal tilling operations. Please review these labels now. If you have any questions
regarding their meaning or how to comply with these instructions, reread the complete safety instruction text on the preceding pages,
or contact your local dealer.
Should any of the safety labels become unreadable because of being worn, faded, or otherwise damaged during the use of your tiller,
please use the part number information provided to order a replacement label from your local authorized dealer.
The safety labels are easily applied, and will act as a constant visual reminder to you, and others who may use the equipment. Follow
the safety instructions necessary for safe, effective operation of your rototiller.
Part No. LBL516AA
WARNING INSTRUCTIONS
Hood Decal
Part No. LBL516J
TINES DANGER
Hood Flap Decal
PLACE FREE
HAND HERE
Part No. LBL516C
WARNING
Belt Cover Decal
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Part No. LBL516F
FREE HAND HERE
Bumper Guard Decal
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Unpacking and Assembly
Your rototiller comes fully assembled except for a few parts. The following instructions will help you unpack your tiller and assemble and
adjust your tiller’s depth regulator lever, cable tension and handlebar
height. You will need 2- 9/16” wrenches.
Unpack tiller
1. Open top of carton and remove handlebar assembly.
2. Find parts packet. Parts packet contains:
4- 3/8-16 x 3/4” hex head bolts
4- 3/8-16 locknuts
1- 5/16-18 x 3/4” hex head bolt
1- detent pin
1- five star knob
3.Cut open end of carton and remove machine by:
a. Removing lock pins on wheels.
b. Roll tiller from carton.
IMPORTANT
The right and left sides of your
rototiller are determined from
the operating position as you
face the direction of forward
travel.
Engine is shipped from factory
without oil.You must add engine
oil before starting engine.
! CAUTION
DO NOT TRY TO LIFT THE ROTOTILLER FROM THE
CARTON.
DO NOT ADD ENGINE OIL INTO GEAR CASE DIPSTICK HOLE.
INSTALL BATTERY BOX (6065VE)
NOTE: The battery box assembly comes already mounted on
the lower handlebar mount.
1. Remove and discard bolts and nuts that are holding the battery
box assembly to the lower handlebar mount. Carefully set aside
battery box so that wiring remains intact.
3/8-16
nuts
lower handlebar
mount
3/8-16 x 3/4”
bolts
attach handlebar to tiller
1.Place handlebar stems on outside of lower handlebar mount and
align lower holes.
2.Insert one 3/8-16 x 3/4” bolt for each side in lower holes at the
desired handlebar height.
3.Start 3/8-16 nuts on each bolt.
4. Insert one 3/8-16 x 3/4” bolt for each side in upper holes.
5. Start 5/16” washers and 3/8-16 nuts on each bolt.
6. Place notches of battery box support over the four bolts between
lower handlebar mount and nuts.
height
adjustment
holes
handlebar
stem
7. Tighten all 3/8-16 nuts.
8. Remove the battery box cover and plug the white plastic connector from the battery into the mating white plastic connector in the
battery box. Make sure the ignition key is removed from the
ignition before connecting the wiring for the battery. Replace
battery box cover.
gear case
dipstick
Fill engine CRANKCASE
1. Add oil according to engine manual. Do not overfill. Use a clean,
high quality detergent oil. Container must be marked A.P.I. Service
SF - SJ. Use no special additives with recommended oils. Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Oil level must be full. Check the oil level
by removing oil fill plug. Oil level should be up to the bottom of the
fill plug opening.
gear case
dipstick hole
NO ENGINE OIL!
2. Always check oil level before starting engine. Refer to engine manual for capacity and type of oil to use.
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Features
forward drive safety control lever
reverse drive safety control lever
forward & reverse cable
bumper guard
(Model 5055, 6065VE, R5055H )
depth regulator lever
detent pin
belt guard
wheel lock pin (Model 5055, R5055H)
or wheel lockout (Model 5155, 6065VE)
recoil start
serial number plate
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OperatioN
PRE-START INSPECTIOn
1. Make sure all safety guards are in place and all nuts and bolts are secure.
2.Check oil level in engine crankcase. See your engine manual for
procedure and specifications.
3. Inspect air cleaner for cleanliness. See your engine manual for
procedure.
4.Check the fuel supply. Fill the fuel tank no closer than 1 inch from top of tank to provide space for expansion. See your engine
manual for fuel recommendations.
5. Be sure spark plug wire is attached and spark plug is tightened securely.
6.Check position of wheels and wheel lockouts.
7.Check depth regulator lever position.
8. Examine underneath and around engine for signs of oil or fuel
leaks.
9. Inspect fuel hoses for tightness and fuel seepage.
10.Look for signs of engine damage.
11.Remove excessive debris from muffler area and recoil starter.
START-UP
The controls required to start and run the rototiller are located on the
engine and are marked “Choke” and “Throttle”.
A more detailed description of engine operation and all related
precautions and procedures can be found in the engine manufacturer’s
manual that accompanies each tiller.
Cold Starts
1. Move choke lever to full choke position.
! CAUTION
Please do not start your tiller until
you have read the Manual that came
with your engine, and the sections in this
manual titled Controls, Adjustments and
Safety. If you have read these, follow the
steps below to start your tiller. Always
perform this pre-start checklist before
starting the engine.
! WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and must
be handled with care. Never fill the tank
when the engine is hot or running. Always
move outdoors to fill the tank.
Wheels must always be locked in the
TILLING position when engine is running.
Do not operate the tiller with the wheel
lockouts unlocked. Always set the
wheels in tilling position before starting
engine.
Always put the depth regulator lever in
the transport position before starting
engine. Tines should clear the ground.
IMPORTANT
Engine is shipped from factory without oil.
YOU MUST ADD ENGINE OIL BEFORE STARTING
ENGINE.
2. Move throttle lever to “start”.
3. Pull starting rope out slowly one time and allow to return
normally.
4. Pull starting rope out rapidly, and allow rope to return normally.
! DANGER
Always keep hands and feet clear of
rotating machine parts.
5. When engine starts, gradually move choke lever to “no choke”
position and increase throttle speed.
Restarting A Warm Engine
Restarting an engine that is already warm from previous running does
not normally require use of the choke.
1. Move throttle lever to “start” position.
2. Pull starting rope out rapidly until engine starts. Allow rope to return
normally. Repeat until engine starts.
3. Adjust throttle speed to “high” for best tiller action.
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Idle Speed
Use the “low” position on the throttle lever to reduce stress on the
engine when tilling is not being performed. Lowering the engine speed
to “idle” will help extend the life of the motor, as well as conserve fuel
and reduce the noise level of the equipment.
Operating Speed
For normal tilling, set the throttle lever to “fast”.
SHUTTING DOWN
To stop the engine at any time, move throttle control to the off position.
To stop wheels and tines at any time, release drive safety control
levers to neutral position.
Tilling
1. Adjust the depth regulator lever to desired tilling depth.
NOTE: Raise depth regulator lever up one hole at a time,
testing tiller operation after each raise. Raising depth
regulator lever too high can result in loss of control of
tiller!
2. Move the throttle control to fast.
3. Place the tiller in forward by pushing down on the drive safety
control lever labeled “FORWARD”--this will engage the wheels and
tines.
NOTE: You can slow the tiller’s forward advance at any time
by putting slight downward pressure on the handlebars. You
can stop the tiller by releasing the drive safety control levers
to the neutral position.
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! WARNING
Temperature of muffler and near by areas
may exceed 150° F. Avoid these areas.
Do not move choke control to CHOKE to
stop engine. Backfire or engine damage
may occur.
To stop wheels and tines at any time, release drive safety control levers to
neutral position.
Always release drive safety control
levers to neutral position before
adjusting the depth of the regulator
lever.
! DANGER
Engine and surrounding parts become
extremely hot during normal use and will
cause serious burn injuries if touched
before the engine has cooled.
Allow engine to cool completely before
touching these hot surfaces.
IMPORTANT
Practice operating the controls and
tiller with tines out of ground before
beginning to till. It is important that you
know how to use the tiller properly,
keep control at all times, stop the tines
and wheels from turning, and stop the
engine if necessary. If you do not know
how to do these things, read the Controls,
Adjustments and Safety sections before
proceeding.
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Drive SAFETY Control LeverS
FORWARD LEVER
Engages wheels and tines into forward.
Pulling the drive safety control lever labeled (FORWARD) toward the
handlebar engages the wheels and tines. Releasing the lever stops
the wheels and tines and brings the tiller to a complete stop.
forward lever engaged
! CAUTION
Do not operate both “FORWARD” and
“REVERSE” drive safety control levers at
the same time.
This information is provided here only to
introduce the controls. DO NOT START THE
ENGINE AT THIS TIME. Starting and operating
instructions are given on page ??. Please
read this section and all operating and
safety instructions before starting your
tiller.
• As a safety precaution, the drive safety
control levers will not lock in the
forward or reverse position.
• As a safety precaution, the reverse
drive safety control lever will not
lock in reverse.
Reverse LEVER
Engages wheels and tines into reverse.
Pulling the drive safety control lever labeled (REVERSE) toward the
handlebar reverses tiller. Releasing the lever stops the wheels and
tines.
reverse lever engaged
• To stop the wheels and tines at any time
release the drive safety control levers OR RELEASE THE REVERSE HANDLE.
• Do not operate both the reverse and
forward drive safety control levers
at the same time.
! WARNING
ENGINE SHOULD BE OFF BEFORE ADJUSTING
ANY CONTROLS.
Extreme caution should be used when
operating rototiller in the reverse
direction.
reverse lever
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Wheel Lock pins (5055, R5055H)
Place wheels in tilling position.
1. Remove lock pin. Align hole in axle with hole in wheel hub.
2. Insert lock pin through holes, fold lock pin ring to secure pin to
axle.
3. Firmly lock wheel and axle together before tilling.
4. Repeat for other wheel.
! WARNING
Never start engine or operate tiller with
wheels in free-wheel position. The freewheel position is for transporting the
tiller long distances over level ground-do not attempt to move the tiller up or
down steep grades in the free-wheel
position.
NOTE: Always have both wheel lock pins in or out. Do not
operate tiller with only one wheel locked.
To place wheels in free-wheel position.
1. Remove lock pin. Slide wheel inward toward machine.
2. Insert pin in axle only.
3. Wheel should turn freely on axle.
WHEEL LOCKOUTS (5155, 6065VE)
Place wheels in tilling position.
1. Pull knob in center of wheel out, away from machine.
2. Rotate knob and lockout to align with slot on axle, release knob.
Rotate wheel to align slot in wheel hub with lockout.
Wheel lock pin in free-wheel position.
(axle hole only)
3. Firmly lock wheel and axle together before tilling.
4. Repeat for other wheel.
NOTE: Always have both wheel lockouts in or out. Do not
operate tiller with only one wheel locked.
To place wheels in free-wheel position.
1. Pull knob in center of wheel out, away from machine.
2. Rotate knob and lockout to align lockout with detent in end of
axle. Release knob.
Wheel lockout in tilling position.
(hub & axle slot)
3. Wheel should turn freely on axle.
Handlebar height Adjustment
Adjust handlebar height.
The ideal height of the handlebar varies with operator height and the
depth of tilling. To adjust handlebar height:
lock nuts
height
adjustment bolts
1.Unscrew nuts and remove top and bottom bolts on each side.
2.Align handlebar to desired holes on the lower handlebar mount.
3.Install bolts and nuts. Retighten.
height
adjustment holes
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DEPTH REGULATOR LEVER
Tilling depth is controlled by the height of the depth regulator lever.
To adjust tilling depth.
1. Remove detent pin.
2. Raise the depth regulator lever to position tines at chosen tilling
depth.
3. Align hole in depth regulator lever with hole in depth regulator
bracket and replace detent pin.
Depth Regulator Lever Down = Shallower tilling. Place the
detent pin in the top hole of the depth regulator lever for shallowest
tilling.
! WARNING
Do not adjust tilling depth unless drive
safety control levers are released to
neutral position.
Always set the depth regulator lever in
the transport position before starting
engine, that is, place the detent pin in
the highest hole of the depth regulator
lever.
Depth Regulator Lever Up = Deeper tilling. Place the detent
pin in the bottom hole of the depth regulator lever for deepest
tilling.
BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT
Proper belt tension is critical to good performance. After 1/2 hour of
operation, all cables may have to be adjusted due to initial stretch.
Thereafter, check tension after every 2 hours of operation.
detent pin
To increase belt tension:
1. Loosen upper jam nut. Turn nut up cable in 1/8” increments.
2. Tighten lower jam nut.
depth regulator
bracket
3.Check adjustment.
This procedure can be repeated until conduit adjustment bolts are
fully adjusted. If no more adjustment can be made, belt may have to
be replaced.
depth regulator lever
forward cable
reverse cable
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lower jam nut
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Tilling Tips
The key to successful tilling is to begin with a shallow cut on the
first pass, and then work an inch or two deeper on each successive
pass.
• Tilling depth will vary with ground conditions.
• When beginning to till in unbroken ground or in extremely hard
soil, set the detent pin in the highest hole of the drag stake (follow
instructions under Tilling section). This will allow for shallow tilling.
With the drag stake in this position, make several light passes
over the area to be tilled. Reset for deeper depths with successive
passes.
! WARNING
Extreme caution must be taken in selecting tilling depth. If you attempt to till
too deeply for soil conditions, that is,
with the drag stake in too high a position,
loss of control could result.
If removing material from the tines by
hand, stop engine and remove spark plug
wire first.
• If tiller jumps or skids uncontrollably, lower the drag stake by placing
the detent pin in a higher hole. This will allow for shallower tilling.
Hold firmly to the handlebars to control sudden lurches.
• If weeds, tall grasses, vines, or other materials clog or jam the
tines, reverse the tiller to unwind vegetation.
Immediately release the drive control levers if the tines jam or you
strike a foreign object. With drive control levers in neutral position,
push throttle control to stop position to stop the engine. Disengage
the spark plug wire. When tines have stopped, remove foreign objects
and check for damage.
Cultivating Tips
If you plan to use your tiller for cultivating:
• Plant rows on 20" - 22" centers for ease of turning.
• Set the depth regulator lever with the detent pin in one of the higher
holes. This will allow for shallow cultivation necessary to turn over
weeds, and break up and aerate the soil.
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MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your rototiller has been designed and produced by the industry’s leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment to provide you
with years of reliable operation.
Keeping your tiller in top running condition will prolong its life, and help you obtain optimum performance.
Please read this normal care schedule, and note the recommended care operating intervals to extend the life of your unit.
Maintenance Operation
Page
Before
Each Use
50 hours or
Every Season
Change forward/reverse belt
18
Engine maintenance
19
x
x
19,EM
x
2
Check tiller transmission grease
20
x
Check tire pressure
20
x
Lubrication
20
x
Clean tine axle shaft
20
x
Lubricate wheel axle shaft
21
x
Check throttle control adjustment
EM
1
Check or fill engine crankcase
x
EM = See engine manual
1 Adjust throttle control after first 3 hours of operation or if engine is hard to start or run-on occurs.
2 Change oil after first 5-8 hours of use, then after every 50 hours or every season. Change oil every 25 hours when operating under heavy load or in high temperatures.
SERVICING THE ROTOTILLER
The following information will help you make the necessary checks
and perform the procedures required to follow the normal care
recommendations made for your rototiller unit.
! WARNING
To prevent accidental starting:
If you prefer, your local authorized dealer can make these checks and
perform the required procedures for you.
Engine must be turned off and cool, and spark
plug wire must be removed and secured from
spark plug before checking and adjusting engine
or equipment.
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Change Forward/Reverse Belt
1. Turn off engine. Engine must be cool.
2. Remove spark plug wire and secure from spark plug.
3. Remove belt guard.
! CAUTION
Do not operate tiller before reading
the engine manual provided in the parts
packet.
• remove the forward belt from the forward engine pulley:
- gently pull the engine recoil rope to rotate the pulley.
- with the pulley turning, force the forward belt out of the
V-groove.
- slide the belt free of the engine pulley.
! WARNING
Temperature of muffler and near by areas
may exceed 150° F. Avoid these areas.
- pull the forward belt down and out of the way.
• remove the reverse belt from the reverse engine pulley:
- gently pull the engine recoil rope to rotate the pulley.
- with the pulley turning, force the reverse belt out of the
V-groove.
- slide the belt free of engine pulleys and reverse belt guides.
- pull belt down and away from transmission pulley.
IMPORTANT
Engine can overheat and become damaged
if debris blocks the cooling system or
rotating screen.
Never run engine without complete air
cleaner installed on engine.
• install new reverse belt:
- thread belt up from bottom.
- place belt around transmission pulley in groove.
- place belt under reverse belt guides.
- gently pull engine recoil rope while forcing the belt over the edge of the engine pulley into the V-groove.
• install new forward belt:
- place forward belt in transmission pulley groove.
- gently pull the engine recoil rope to rotate the pulley while forcing the forward belt into the V-groove.
Reverse Belt
4. Replace belt guard.
5. Attach spark plug wire.
ENGINE PULLEY
Forward Belt
TRANSMISSION
PULLEY
Belt replacement part #’s:
727A (forward)
730 (reverse)
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Engine Maintenance
Refer to the engine manual included in your parts packet for
information on engine maintenance. Your engine manual provides
detailed information and a maintenance schedule for performing the
following tasks:
1.Check oil level before each use or after every 8 hours of
operation.
2.Change oil after first 5-8 hours of operation. Change oil while engine
is warm. Refill with new oil of recommended grade.
4.Check spark plug yearly or every 100 hours of operation.
5. Service air cleaner.
6. Keep engine and parts clean.
7.Check engine and equipment often for loose nuts and bolts, keep
these items tightened.
IMPORTANT
Engine is shipped from factory without oil.
You must add engine oil before starting
engine.
IMPORTANT
TILLER TRANSMISSION IS SHIPPED FROM FACTORY
WITH THE PROPER AMOUNT OF LIQUID GREASE.
When replacing grease, the tiller transmission
holds 18-22 ounces. DO NOT OVERFILL.
Check or Fill Engine Crankcase
1. Add oil according to engine manual. Do not overfill. Use a clean,
high quality detergent oil. Container must be marked A.P.I. Service
SF - SJ. Use no special additives with recommended oils. Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Oil level must be full. Check the oil level
by removing oil fill plug. Oil level should be up to the bottom of the
fill plug opening.
2. Always check oil level before starting engine. Refer to engine
manual for capacity and type of oil to use.
gear case
dipstick
Check Tiller Transmission Grease
Check the grease level annually. To check the grease level:
1. Move tiller to level ground.
transmission
cover plate
2. Remove grease level dipstick located between the handlebar
mounts on the engine mount. Correct grease level is indicated
between the high and low levels on the dipstick.
3. Replace grease level dipstick in the filler hole.
4. Note that the front wheel transmission and rear tine transmission
are one common reservoir. When you add to the front transmission,
you must wait a short period of time for the grease to flow
rearward and equalize in both front and rear. The dipstick will read
correctly on level ground for both gear units.
(Use Mystic 00 transmission fluid PN 1690)
Check Tire Pressure
Recommended tire pressure is 20 PSI. If tires do not have equal
pressure, tiller will pull to one side.
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Lubrication
Proper lubrication of moving mechanical parts is critical for proper
care and maintenance. Oil the moving parts shown at 10 hour intervals
using a 30 weight oil.
Clean Tine Axle Shaft
1. Turn off engine. Engine must be cool.
2. Remove spark plug wire and secure from spark plug.
! WARNING
Do not store tiller in an unventilated
area where fuel fumes may reach flame,
sparks, pilot lights or an ignited object.
Drain fuel outdoors away from any
ignition sources. Use only approved fuel
containers.
3. Tip the tiller forward. Block the tiller in position so that it rests on
the engine mount and the tines are exposed.
4. Remove all vegetation, string, wire, and other material that may
have accumulated on the axle between the inside set of tines and
the seal on the transmission housing.
5. Tip the tiller back to a level position.
6. Replace spark plug wire.
storage
Prepare for Storage
Follow the steps below to prepare your tiller for storage. Read your
engine manual for detailed instructions on preparing the engine for
storage.
1. Protect wheels and axles from rust:
- Remove lockpin and slide wheel off hub.
-Coat the axles lightly with axle grease.
- Slide wheel back on hub and insert lock pin.
2. Drain fuel system completely following engine manufacturer’s
instructions or add fuel stabilizer to prevent fuel from gumming up
during extended storage period.
3. While engine is still warm, drain the oil from the engine. Refill with
fresh oil of the recommended grade.
4.Clean external surfaces, engine and cooling fan.
5. Remove spark plug, pour one ounce of SAE 30 oil into spark plug
hole.
6. Plug hole and pull starter cord slowly to distribute oil evenly in
cylinder head area.
7. Reinstall spark plug.
8. Transport unit to a suitable storage location. If you have chosen to
use a fuel stabilizer and have not drained the fuel system, follow all
safety instructions storage precautions in this manual to prevent the
possibility of fire from the ignition of gasoline fumes. Remember,
gasoline fumes can travel to distant sources of ignition and ignite,
causing risk of explosion and fire.
9. If there is any possibility of unauthorized use or tampering, remove
the spark plug and store it in a safe place before storing the rototiller
unit. Be sure to plug the spark plug hole to prevent foreign material
from entering.
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Troubleshooting and Repair
! WARNING
Troubleshooting Guide
Practice safety at all times. Engine must be
turned off and allowed to cool, and spark
plug wire must be disconnected and secured
before attempting any maintenance or
repair.
While normal care and routine maintenance will extend the life of
your rototiller, prolonged or constant use may eventually require
that service be performed to allow it to continue operating properly.
The troubleshooting guide below lists the most common problems,
causes and remedies.
Failure to comply with this safety requirement
can result in serious personal injury to you
or bystanders.
Problem
Engine will not start
Engine runs rough, floods during operation
Remedy/Action
• Add gas to gas tank.
•Connect spark plug wire to spark plug
• Throttle must be positioned at choke for a cold start •Clean or replace air cleaner
Engine is hard to start
•
•
•
Engine misses or lacks power
• Raise the tines for shallow tilling by lowering the depth regulator lever
• Remove and clean fuel tank
•Clean or replace air cleaner
• Improper carburetor adjustment, take to authorized engine service center
• Replace spark plug and adjust gap
• Drain and refill gas tank and carburetor
Engine will not stop when throttle control is positioned at
stop
• See engine manual to check and adjust throttle linkage
Tiller moves forward during starting
• Drive safety control levers must be released to neutral position to start the engine
Tiller is difficult to control when tilling
(machine jumps or lurches forward)
• Lock wheels in tilling position
• Raise the tines for shallower tilling by lowering the depth regulator lever
Tines turn, wheels do not turn
• Lock wheels in tilling position
• Internal transmission failure, see your dealer
Tines turn, wheels turn, tiller does not move
• Lower the tines for deeper tilling by raising the depth regulator lever
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Drain old fuel and replace with fresh. Use gas stabilizer at end of season
Make sure spark plug wire is securely attached to spark plug
Drive safety control levers must be released to neutral position to start the engine
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PROBLEM
REMEDY/ACTION
Belts squeal in neutral and/or reverse
•
Belts squeal in forward operation
• Adjust tabs on the reverse belt guide
- turn engine off and allow muffler to cool
- disconnect spark plug wire and secure from spark plug
- release drive safety control levers to neutral position
- remove belt guard
- adjust tabs of reverse belt guide:
while drive safety control levers are released, bend metal tabs on reverse belt guide to 1/64 inch or less clearance from reverse belt
- replace belt guard and spark plug wire
Excessive heat build up in transmission/tine
area during tilling
• Remove vegetation by following instructions in Clean Tine Axle Shaft of Normal Care section. FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Check transmission fluid and fill if needed
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Adjust forward belt guide:
- turn engine off and allow muffler to cool
- disconnect spark plug wire and secure from spark plug
- remove belt guard
- pull down on drive safety control levers
- manually bend forward belt guide so there is 1/16 inch or less clearance between belt guide and belt
- replace belt guard and spark plug wire
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CRT Handlebar parts explosion
53650(2)
53614
53632
53613
53631(2)
53612
53606(2)
53620
53607(4)
503
53629
60G56
53630(2)
53624
2104(4)
53679
90139(2)
53618(2)
90138(4)
48762(2)
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CRT Handlebar parts list
PART #
DESCRIPTION
2104
6065ve battery box parts list
QTY.
PART #
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
Nut Hex Two-Way 3/8-16
6
300500
Grommet, 1/2” ID
1
48762
Bolt 3/8-16 x 1” Carriage
4
300501
Nut, Wing M5 x .8
2
503
Bolt 5/16-24x1” HH GR5
1
300502
Screw, Thumb M5 x .8
2
53606
Nut-Nyloc, #10
2
300503
Wiring Harness (not shown)
1
53607
Nut-Jam, 5/16-24
4
46122
Battery, 12-Volt 7-Amp
1
53612
Link 11-5/8” long
1
46140*
Switch, Key
1
Battery Box
1
53613
Link 9-1/2” long
1
4656
53614
Pin Clevis 1/4 x 1-1/2”
1
4657
Cover, Battery Box
1
53618
Belt Guard Clip
2
4660
Solenoid
1
53620
Spring Compression Forward Arm
1
4661
Charger Pigtail
1
Cap, Charger Pigtail
1
53624
Handlebar Mount Weldment
1
4663
53629
Cable Mount Bracket
1
53106
Nut, Bi-Way Lock 1/4-20
2
53630
Cable - Rear Tine 39” Sheath
2
53696
Support, Battery Box
1
53631
Grip Handlebar 1” ID Flangeless
2
69169
Bolt, Phillips Truss Hd 1/4-20 x 3/4”
2
53632
Nut Push 1/4”
1
53650
Lever Control Rear Tine
2
53679
Handlebar Weldment
1
60G56
Nut-Bi-Way Lock, 5/16-18
1
90139
Bolt 3/8-16 x 1”
2
91038
Bolt 3/8-16 x 3/4 Serrated Flange
4
* 46140 - On Model 6065VE the key switch is located on the
engine.
6065ve battery box explosion
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CRT Tines & Hood parts explosion
509(2)
53581
504(2)
417(2)
1504(2)
1501(4)
69170
394
1501(2)
1511(3)
1508
1507
2001(2)
1900LCRT
1900RCRT
53699
719(2)
2104(2)
1710(2)
1500CRT2, 1500CRT3
53698
1507
1514
1515
48406
53655
1516(3)
740
804
803
504
802
727A
730
1105
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1103(2)
1501
Model 5155, 6065VE
53698, 53699
8931(2)
8905F(2)
1439(2)
1103C(2)
1103B(2)
8932(2)
1103A(2)
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CRT Tines & Hood parts list
PART #
DESCRIPTION
1103
Lock Pin 5/16” x 1-3/4”
1103A
QTY.
PART #
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
2
394
Tail Mount Depth Regulator
1
Wheel Lockout Knob (5155,
6065VE)
2
417
Bolt 5/16-18 x 1/2” HH GR5
2
48406
Black Knob 5/16-18
1
1103B
Butterfly Lockout (5155, 6065VE)
2
504
Lock Washer Spring 5/16”
3
1103C
Snap Ring 1/2” (5155, 6065VE)
2
509
Bolt 1/4-20 x 1/2”
2
1105
Spring Clamp w/ Dowel (5155,
6065VE)
2
53581
Hood Assembly w/Side Shields
1
1439
Flat Washer 1/4” ID (5155, 6065VE)
2
53655
Drag Weldment
1
1500CRT2
Transmission Assembly, Lock Pin
1
53698
Wheel, Left Lock Pin/Right Lockout
1
1500CRT3
Transmission Assembly, Lockout
(5155, 6065VE)
1
53699
Wheel, Right Lock Pin/Left Lockout
1
69170
Detent Pin 5/16 x 2” Zinc
1
Spring Washer 3/8”
2
1501
Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4”
7
719
1504
Gasket, Transmission
2
727A
Forward Belt
1
1507
Gasket, Bearing Cap
2
730
Reverse Belt
1
1508
Rear Bearing Cap
1
740
Pulley, Two Groove Transmission
1
Bolt 5/16-24 x 3/4”
1
1511
Bolt 1/4-20 x 7/8”
3
802
1514
Front End Cap
1
803
Washer 5/16” x 1-1/2”
1
1515
Seal Oil Drive Shaft
1
804
Key 3/16” x 1”
1
1516
Bolt 1/4-20 x 3/4”
3
8905F
2
1710
External Snap Ring
2
Spring, Compression (5155,
6065VE)
1900LCRT
Left Tine Set
1
8931
Bolt 1/4-20 X 2” SHCS (5155,
6065VE)
2
8932
Nut 1/4-20 (5155, 6065VE)
2
1900RCRT Right Tine Set
4
2001
Bolt 3/8-16 x 1-3/4”
2
2104
Nut, Bi-Way Lock 3/8-16
2
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CRT Motor Mount PARTS EXPLOSION
53638
53649
1423(4)
WF516 (4)
60501, 60365E,
501H
2104
1408
WF38(2)
739
53682
48144B
53622
53617
53637
WF516
504
810
WF516
WF516
802(2)
504(2)
1407(2)
1501
53633
810
504(2)
WF516
743
803
731
804
741, 742
2104
1408
WF38(2)
48144B
1416
1418
53696B
53413
1501(4)
53623
53616
60G56(5)
WF38(2)
2104(2)
53648
1501(4)
60G56(4)
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PART #
DESCRIPTION
PART #
DESCRIPTION
1407
Forward Arm Spring
2
53648
Bumper Guard (5155, 6065VE,
R5055H)
1
1408
Forward Pulley Idler
2
1416
Clevis Pin
1
53649
Belt Guard
1
1418
Cotter Pin 5/64” x 1/2”
1
53682
Reverse Tine Weldment
1
1423
Bolt 5/16-18 x 2”
4
60501
Engine, 6 hp Briggs & Stratton
1
1501
Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4”
9
60565E
1
2104
Nut 3/8-16
4
Engine, 6.5 hp Electric Viper
(6065VE)
48144B
Bolt 3/8-16 x 2”
2
60G56
Nut Bi-Way Lock 5/16-18
9
501H
Engine, 5.5 hp Honda (R5055H)
1
731
Two Groove Pulley 3/4”
1
504
Lock Washer Spring 5/16”
5
739
Reverse Belt Guide
1
53413
Dip Stick
1
741
Spacer, Drive Pulley .900” (6065VE)
1
53596B
Clevis Yoke Zinc Plated
1
742
Spacer, Drive Pulley .550”
1
53616
Spacer, Engine Weight Block
1
743
Reverse Arm Bushing
1
53617
Forward Arm
1
802
Bolt 5/16-24 x 3/4”
2
53622
Cable Pull Weldment
1
803
Washer 5/16” x 1-1/2”
1
53623
Motor Mount
1
804
Key 3/16” x 1”
1
53633
Belt Guide
1
810
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1”
3
53637
Forward Arm Bushing
1
WF38
Flat Washer 3/8”
6
53638
Plastic Push-in Rivet
1
WF516
Flat Washer 5/16”
8
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CRT Wheel & Tiller Shaft PARTS EXPLOSION & pARTS LIST
part #
Description
1500CRT2
Transmission Complete, Lock Pin
1500CRT3
QTY.
part #
Description
QTY.
1
1801
Tine Shaft
1
Transmission Complete, Lockout
1
1803C
Gear-Worm, Brass, 30 Tooth, LH,
Tiller Shaft
1
1506
Seal-Tiller Housing
4
1600LC1
Main Drive Shaft, LH
1
1804
Spacer, 1.250” x 1.000” x .062” thick
4
1601
Bearing-Tapered (Includes Cone &
Race)
2
1805
Shim Set-Bearing Cap
2
1806
Wheel Shaft Assembly, Lock Pin
1
Shim, 1.750 OD x .062” thick, (as
required.)
6
1700A
1700AD
Wheel Shaft Assembly, Lockout
(5155, 6065VE)
1
1807
Shim, 1.750 OD x .030” thick, (as
required.)
2
1701
Key 1/4” x 1”
2
1808
2
1702
Gear-Worm, Brass, 61 Tooth, Wheel
Shaft
1
Shim, 1.750 OD x .015” thick, (as
required.)
1809
2
1703
Shim Set-Axle Spacer Kit
4
Shim, 1.750 OD x .010” thick, (as
required.)
1704
Bushing
4
1810
Snap Ring-Retainer, Internal
4
1705
Shim, 1.375 OD x .062” thick, (as
required.)
4
494LC
Casting, Tiller Transmission Long
1
1706
Shim, 1.375 OD x .030” thick, (as
required.)
2
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