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OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO . 917.299691 5.0 HP Cauti6n ; 17 INC TINE WIDTH Read and follow all Safety Rules COUNTER ROTATING TINES and Instructions Before Operating EAR TI TILLER This Equipment • Assembly , Operation • Maintenance • Service and Adjustment • Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Chicago , IL 60684 U . S . A .
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SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Walk - Behind Powered Rotary Tillers TRAINING , Read the operating and service instruction manual care - • Stop the engine ( motor ) when leaving the operating fuIly . Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the position , before unclogging the tines , and when making proper use of the equipment . Know how to stop the unit any repair , adjustments , and inspections . and disengage the controls quickly . • Take all possible precautions when leaving the machine • Never allow children to operate the equipment . Never unattended . Disengage the power take - off , lower thend allow adults to operate the equipment without proper attachment , shift into neutral , stop the engine , a instruction . remove the key . , Keep the area of operation clear of all persons , particu - • Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , shut off the larly small children , and pets . engine and make certain al ! moving parts have stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire , and keep the wire away PR EPARATIO N from the plug to prevent accidental starting . Disconnect • Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be the cord on electric motors . used and remove all foreign objects . , Do not run the engine indoors ; exhaust fumes are dan - , Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before gerous . starting the engine ( motor ) , • Never operate the tiller without proper guards , plates , or ° Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate other safety protective devices in place . Outer garments . Wear footwear that wilt improve footing + Keep children and pets away . on slippery surfaces . • Do not overload the machine capaci _ by attempting to till • Handle fuel with care ; it is highly flammable . too deep at too fast a rate . Use an approved fuel container , , Never operate the machine at high speeds on slippery , Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine . surfaces . Look behind and use care when backing . , Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care . Never fill , Never allow bystanders near the unit . fuel tank indoors . • Use only attachments and accessories approved by the • Replace gasoline cap securely and clean up spilled manufacturer of the tiller ( such as wheel weights , fuel before restarting . counterweights , cabs , and the like ) . • Use extension cords and receptacles as specified bytheor • Never operate the tiller without good visibility or light . manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors + Be careful when tilling in hard ground . The tines mayis electric starting motors . catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward . If th • Never attempt to make any adjustments while the enginem + occurs , let go of the handlebars and do not restrain the ( motor ) is running ( except where specifically reco machine . mended by manufacturer ) + MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OPERATION • Keep machine , attachments , and accessories in safe " Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts . working condition , • Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossingen ° Check shear bolts , engine mounting bolts , and other gravel drives , walks , or roads . Stay alert for hidd bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure hazards or traffic . Do not carry passengers . the equipment is in safe working condition , • After striking a foreign object , stop the engine ( motor ) , , Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside remove the wire from the spark plug , thoroughly inspect a buitding where ignition sources are present , such as hot the tiller for any damage , and repair the damage before water and space heaters , clothes dryers , and the like . restarting and operating the tiller . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure . • Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling . • Always refer to the operator's guide instructions for important details if the tiller isto be stored for an extended • If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally , stop the period . engine ( motor ) and check immediately for the cause . Vibration is generally a warning of trouble . - IMPORTANT - Cautions , [ mportants , and Notes are a means of attracting attention to important or critical information in this manual , IMPORTANT , " USED TO ALERT YOU THAT THERE _ for this symbol to _ IS A POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGING THIS EQUIPMENT . NOTE : Gives essential information that will aid you to better understand , incorporate , or execute a particular set of instructions .
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS NGRATULATIONoSnyourpurchaseofaSearsTiller . _ s beendesignede , ngineeredand manufacturetdo youthe bestpossibledependabilitaynd perform - HORSEPOWER : 5.0 H . P . ; e . _ uid you experience any probiems you cannot easily DISPLACEMENT : 12.57 cu . in . ledy , please contact your nearest authorized Service qteriDepartment . They have competent , well - trainedhis hnicians and the proper tools to serwce or repair t GASOLINE CAPACITY : 3 QUART t . ( UNLEADED ) ase read and retain this manual . The instructions will _ ble you to assemble and maintain your tiller properly . OIL ( 20 OZ . CAPACITY ) : SAE 30W / ays observe the " SAFETY RULES " . ( SAE 10W 30 ) MODEL SPARK PLUG ( GAP . 030 IN . ) : Champion NUMBER 917.299691 RJ19LM SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT PURCHASE A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE product . Contact your nearest Sears store for details . FOUND ON THE MODEL PLATE ATTACHED TO THE TOP OF THE TRANSMISSION . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBiLITiES YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIALNUMBER • Read and observe the safety rules . AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEPIN A SAFE • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE . and using your tiller . • Follow the instructions under " Maintenance " and " Stor - age " sections of this OwneCs Manual . MMtTED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TILLER For one year from date of purchase , when this Craftsman Tiller is maintained , lubricated , and tuned up according to the operating and maintenance instructions in the owner's manuaf , Sears will repair free of charge any defect in material or workmanship . This Warranty does not cover : • Expendable items which become worn during normal use , such as tines , spark plugs , air cleaners and belts . • Repairs r _ ecessary because of operator abuse or negligence , including bent crankshafts and the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual . o if this Craftsman Tiller is used for commercial or rental purposes , this Warranty applies for only 30 days from the date of purchase . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN TILLER TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT tN THE UNITED STATES . THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS tN USE tN THE UNITED STATES . This Warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , D / 731CR - W SEARS TOWER , CHICAGO , IL 60684 - NOTE - qis unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , " ush _ covered or grass covered tand unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable ca1or state taws ( if any ) . ff a spark attester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . the state of California the above is required by faw ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states , ay have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . See your Sears Authorized Service Center for spark arrester . efer to page 33 of Repair Parts section of this manual for part number . 3
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OF CONTENTS INDEX A F R Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fuel : Repair Parts : Adjustments : Filling Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tiller & Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 - 31 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Depth Stake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1016 Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Ground Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 S Finish : Handle Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1518 Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Service & Adjustments : Tines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bett Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 H Air Cleaner : Ground Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Handle : Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Handle Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Throttle Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2151 B Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Belt : Service : L Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lubrication : Ground Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 - 3t Lubrication Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Spark Plug : Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t4 Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 C Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M Cooling System : Storage : Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Maintenance : Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1199 Controls : Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tilter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 T Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Throttle : Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cultivating : Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Oil Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tilling : Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1515 D Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,12 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tines : Muffler : Depth Stake : Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i 0 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Spark Arrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,31 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 O E Tires : Oil : Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . I5 Engine : Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,23 Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Transmission : Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,14 Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t5 Operation : Fuel Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1114 Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cultivating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1211 Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fit ! Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troubleshooting : Oil Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,14 Start Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Stopping Tines & Engine . . . . . . . . . 10 Transporting : Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,12 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tilling Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 W Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tine Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Winter Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t 4 Transporting Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Warranty : Winter Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4
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TILLER ACCESSORIES SE ACCESSORIES WERE AVAILABLE WHEN THE TILLER WAS PURCHASED . THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT _ T SEARS RETAIL OUTLETS , CATALOG AND SERVICE CENTERS , MOST SEARS STORES CAN ORDER REPAIR ; TS FOR YOU WHEN YOU PROVIDE THE MODEL NUMBER OF YOUR TILLER . 31NE m , , , , i . . . . . . . , i = 1 PARK PLUG MUFFLER AIR FILTER ENGINE OIL STABILIZER LER PERFORMANCE FURROW OPENER . LER MAINTENANCE BELT TINES CLEVIS PIN HAIRPIN CLIP m 5
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ASS LY , u , i i TO ASSEMBLE YOUR TILLER YOU WILL NEED : OPERATOR'S POSITION ( See Fig . 1 ) ( 1 ) utility knife The right hand ( R . H . ) and left hand ( LH . ) sides of your ( 1 ) wire cutter titler are determined from the operator's position while standing behind tiNer , tli tire pressure gauge pair of pliers ( 1 ) screwdriver Ill ratchewt9r / e1n6c " h ( or adjustable wrench ) or FRONT ( 1 ) socket extension : ( I ) 9 / t6 " socket LEFT RIGHT OPERATOR'S POSITION FIGURE 1 • • . . . . lill ii i ii ! CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK ( t ) Owner's Manual ( 2 ) Hairpin Clips ( 1 ) Cabte Clip © ( 2 ) Carriage Bolts 3 / 8 - 16 UNC x 1 Gr , 5 ( 2 ) Center Locknuts 3 / 8 - 16 UNC ( 1 ) Handle Lock Lever ( 1 ) Flat Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x t 1 Ga . ( 2 ) Handle Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . u
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ASSEMBLY INPACKiNG CARTON ( See Fig . 2 ) • Grasp handle assembly . Hold in " up " position . Be sure handle lock remains in gearcase notch , Slide handle assembly into position . of ¢ attoning Bme actaerreiaflu . Cl AoUfTeIOxpNo : se - - - - - 1 staples when handling or disposing i " UP " POSITION _ PORTANT : WHEN UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLING ILLER , BE CAREFUL NOT TO STRETCH OR KINK ; ABLES . While holding handle assembly , cut cable ties securing TIGHTEN HANDLE handle assembly to top frame and depth stake . Let LOCK LEVER TO handle assembly rest on tiller . HOLD Remove top frame of carton . HANDLE Slowly ease handle assembly up and place upside ASSEMBLY down on top of carton . LOOSEN LOCK LEVER TO MOVE SHIFT ROD FIG , 4 • Rotate handle assembly down to install two carriage bolts and tocknuts . Insert rear carriage bolt ( Fig . 5 ) first , with head of bolt on L . H . side of tiller . Lower the handle assembly , Tighten bolts so handle moves with some MHANDLEBLY resistance , ASSE , Insert second handle lock ( with teeth inward ) in the slot of the handle base . / • Place flat washer on threaded end of handle lock lever , • insert handle lock lever through handle base and FIG . 2 gearcase . • With handle assemblyin ! owest position , secureiytighten Cut down right hand front and right hand rear corners of handle lock lever by rotating clockwise . Leaving handle carton , lay side carton wall down , assembly in lowest position will make it easier to remove Remove packing material from handle assembly . tilter from carton . Separate shift rod from handle assembly . HANDLE GEARCASE LOCK INSTALL HANDLE ( See Figs . 3 , 4 , and 5 ) FLATASHER SLOT Insert one handle lock ( with teeth facing outward ) in W CARRIAGE gearcase notch . ( Apply grease on smooth side of handle BOLT lock to aid in keeping lock in place until handle assembly HANDLE LOCK is lowered into position , ) LEVER \ _ , , HANDLEASSEMBLY NOTCH HANDLE LOCK REAR CARRIAGE BOLT LOCKNUTS HANDLE BASE FIG . 5 FiG . 3 7
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ASSE BLY CONNECT SHIFT ROD ( See Fig . 6 , 7 & 8 ) SHIFT LEVER • Insert end of shift rod farthest from bend into hote of shift lever indicator . , Insert hairpin clip through hole of shift rod to secure . • Insert other end of shift rod into hoie in shift lever . • Insert second hairpin clip through hole of shift rod . ATTACH THIS END TO ATTACH THIS END TO SHIFT LEVER SHIFT LEVER INDICATOR INDICATOR HAIRPIN CLIP SHIFT ROD ' / SHIFT ROD FIG . 8 FIG . 6 CHECK TIRE PRESSURE SHIFT The tires on your unit were overinflated at the factory for SHIFT HAIRPIN LEVER shipping purposes . Correct and equal tire pressure is CLIP INDICATOR important for best tilling performance . • Reduce tire pressure to 20 PSI . CABLE CLIP ( See Fig . 9 ) Insert plastic cable clip into hole on the back of handle column . Push cables into clip . FIG . 7 CABLES REMOVE TILLER FROM CRATE , Make sure shift lever indicator is in " N " position ( See Fig . 7 ) • Tilt filler forward by lifting handle . Separate cardboard cover from leveling shield . , Rotate tiller handle to the right and putl tiller out of carton . CABLE CLIP FIG , 9 HANDLE HEIGHT , Handle height may be adjusted to better suit operatore ( See " TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT " in the Servic and Adjustments section of this manual ) . 8
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OPERATION KNOW YOUR TILLER READ THiS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR T _ LLER . Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . RECOIL STARTER HANDLE © LEVELING SHIELD FIGURE to MEETS ANSl SAFETY REQUUREMENTS Our tillers conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards institute , THROTTLE CONTROL - is used to control engine speed , SHIFT LEVER - is used to shift transmission gears . DRIVE CONTROL BAR - is used to engage tiller , SNDFTLEVER iNDICATOR - shows which gear the tiller is currently in . DEPTH STAKE - controls depth at which tiller witi dig . RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - is used to start the engine . LEVELING SHIELD - protects small plants from being buried . OUTER SIDE SHIELD - is adjustable for protecting small plants from being buried , CHOKE CONTROL - is used when starting a cold engine SAFETY DECAL The decat shown below is located on the handle of your tiller . 9
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OPERATION The operation of any tiller can result In foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tiller and while til | ing . We recommend wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses . HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER DEPTH STAKE ( See Fig . 12 ) The depth stake can be raised or iowered to allow you more Know how to operate ali controls before adding fuel and versatile tilling and cultivating , or to more easily transport oil or attempting to start engine , , our tiller + STOPPING ( See Fig . 11 ) TINES AND DRIVE - . Release drive control bar to stop movement . SHALLOWEST , Move shift lever to " N " neutral position , c _ TILLING " _ + - = _ ENGINE - " _ _ ' _ ' - _ " " _ TRANSPORT ¢ POSITION • Move throttle control to " STOP " position . ® ® o Never use choke to stop engine , I DRIVE CONTROL BAR DEEPEST , . . - - - " = " " ENGAGED " POSiTiON TILLING THROTTLE CONTROL DEPTH _ STAKE LEVER FIG . 12 HANDLE TILLING ( See Fig . 13 ) • Release depth stake pin , Pull the depth stake up for increased tilling depth . Place depth stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock in position . . Place shift lever indicator in " T " position . DRIVECONTROLBAR • Hold the drive control bar against the handle to start tiliing " DISENGAGED " POSMON movement . Tines and wheels wi ] l both turn . • Move throttle controf to " FAST " position for deep tilling . FiG . 11 To cultivate , throttle control can be set at any desired speed , depending on how fast or slow you wish to TfNE OPERATION - WiTH WHEEL DRIVE cultivate , • Always release drive control bar before moving shift DEPTH lever into another position . - Tine movement is achieved by moving shift lever to " T " position and engaging drive control bar . FORWARD + WHEELS ONLY / TINES STOPPED " Release drive control bar and move shift lever indicator to " F " position . Engage drive control bar and tiller wiit move forward , " LOCKED " POSITION REVERSE - WHEELS ONLY / TINES STOPPED • DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY BEHIND TELLER . o Release the drive control bar . • Move throttle control to " SLOW " position . ° Move shift lever indicator to " R " position . OUTER SIDE SHIELD ° Hold drive control bar against the handle to start tiller movement , FIG . 13 10
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OPE ATION BEFORE STARTING ENGINE TURNING * Release the drive control bar . CHECK ENGINE OiL LEVEL ( See Fig . 14 ) o Move throttle control to " SLOW " position . • The engine in your unit has been shipped , from the , Place shift lever indicator in ' F " forward position . Tines factory , already filled with summer weight oil . wil ( not turn . , With engine level , remove engine oil filler plug . . Lift handle to raise tines out of ground . o Engine oil should be to point of overflowing . For approxi - ° Engage control bar and swing the handle in the opposite mate capacity see " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " on direction you wish to turn , being careful to keep feet and page 3 of this manual . legs away from tine & • For cold weather ope , , ration you should change oil for easier starting ( See O1L VISCOSITY CHART in the , When you have completed your turn - around , release ! he drive control bar and lower handle . Place shift lever in T Maintenance section of this manual ) . position and move throttle control to desired speed . To • Tochangeengineoil , seetheMaintenancesectioninthis begin tilling , hold drive control bar against the handle . manual . OUTER SiDE SHIELDS ( See Fig . 13 ) The front edges of the outer side shields are slotted so that the shields can be raised for deep tilling and lowered for shatiow titling to protect small plants from being buried . Loosen nut " A " in slot and nut " B " . Move shield to desired position ( both sides ) . Retighten nuts . TRANSPORTING • Release the depth stake pin . Move the depth stake down to the top hole for transporting the tiller . Place depth OIL stake pin in hole of depth stake to lock in position . This FILLER prevents tines from scuffing the ground . OIL DRAIN PLUG PLUG • Place shift lever indicator in " F " forward position for transporting . FRG , 14 • Hold the drive control bar against the handle to start tiller movement . Tines will not turn . ADD GASOUNE o Move throttle control to desired speed . * Fill fuel tank . Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded gaso - IMPORTANT : PRACTICE THE ABOVE PROCEDURES line . ( Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE FILUNG ENGINE WITH FUEL lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life . ) AND OIL . iMPORTANT : WHEN OPERATING { N TEMPERATURES BELOW 32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , USE FRESH , CLEAN , WINTER GRADE GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER STARTING . WARNING : Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine whife in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be emptied before stor - CAUTION ; Before operating your tiller age of 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start there for the first time , study tht [ s section and engine and let it run until the rue1lines and carburetor a the " SAFETY RULES " on page 2 . empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage instruc - tions for additional information . Never use engine or Always release drive eontrot bar before carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . moving shift lever into another pos | = tion . CAUTION : Fill to within1 / 2 inch of fuel tank to prevent _ piils and to allow for Don't back yourself into a solid ob - fuel expansion , { fgasoline is aceiden = struction such as a tree , fence , ere . tally spilted , move machine away from area of spil ! , Avoid creating any source of ignition until gasoline vapors have disappeared . Do not overfill Wipe off any spi _ led oil or rue ! . Do not store , split oruse gaso - Sine near an open flame ° 11
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OPERATION , Soil conditions are important for proper tilling . Tines will TO START ENGINE ( See Fig . 15 ) not readily penetrate dry , hard soil which may contribute to excessive bounce and difficult handling of your ti ! ler . CAUTION : Keep the fine control in Hard soil should be moistened before tilling ; however , " OFF " position when starting engine , extremely wet soil will " ball - up " or clump during tilling . 1 Wait until the soil is less wet in order to achieve the best results . When tilling in the fall , remove vines and long , Make sure spark plug wire is properly connected . grass to prevent them from wrapping around the tine • Move shift tever indicator to " N " neutral position . shaft and slowing your tilling operation . • Place throttle control in " FAST " position . • For easier handling of your tiller , leave about 8 inches of • Place choke control in " CHOKE " position if the engine is untilled soil between the first and second tilling passes . cold . A warm engine may not require choking to start . The third pass will be between the first and second ( See , Grasp starter handle with one hand and grasp the tiller Fig . 16 ) . with other hand . Pull rope out slowly until engine reachesat , Do not lean on handle . This takes weight off the wheels start of compression cycle ( rope will pull slightly harder and reduces traction . To get through a really tough this point ) . section of sod or hard ground , apply upward pressure on • Pu ! l rope with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . Keep handle or lower the depth stake . a firm grip on starter handle and let rope rewind slowly . Do not let starter handle snap back against starter . , When engine starts , slowly move choke control on en - / gine halfway between CHOKE and " RUN " positions and then to " RUN " position as engine warms up . • Move throttle control to desired running position . , Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before engaging tines . NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 ° F ) , the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance . See " TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . PLUG CHOKE FiG . 16 CULTIVATING Cultivating is destroying the weeds between rows to pre - vent them from robbing nourishment and moisture from the plants . At the same time , breaking up the upper layer of soil crust will help retain moisture in the soil . Best digging depth is 1 " to 3 " . Lower the outer side shields to protect small plants from being buried . \ 11 , Cultivate up and down the rows at a speed which will allow tines to uproot weeds and leave the ground in rough RECOIL STARTER grassC ° nditi ° n ' ( see1P7 ) r , ° m ° ntoingfFuirgth . er growth of weeds and HANDLE FIG , 15 TILLING HINTS f \ dh OI I CAUTION : Until you are accustomed to i handling your tiller , start actual field I use with throttle in s ! ow position ( mid - ' ' a . d " IDLE " ) . U , Tilling is digging into , turning over , and breaking up f \ packed soit before planting , Loose , unpacked soil helps L - J root growth . Best tilling depth is 4 " to 6 " . A tiller will also clear the soil of unwanted vegetation . The decomposition , J of this vegetable matter enriches the soil . Depending on the climate ( rainfall and wind ) , it may be adwsable to tilt the soil at the end of the growing season to further FiG . 17 condition the soil , I2
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MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL tN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE SERVICE DATES REGULAR SERVICE Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil Oil Pivot Points inspect Spark Attester Muffler inspect Air Screen Replace Air CIeaner Cartridge Clean Engine Cylinder Fins Replace Spark Plug - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures . 2 . Service mote often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions , GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this unit does not cover items that have * THROTTLE been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To CONTROL receive full value from the warranty , operator must main - tain unit as instructed in this manual , Some adjustments will need to be made periodiealty to properly maintain your unit . All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section ofh this manual should be checked at least once eac season . , Once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean orA replace air filter , and check tines and belts for wear . new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer , \ BEFORE EACH USE * _ DLER BRACKET • Check engine oil level . , Check tine operation . * WHEEL HUB • Check for loose fasteners . * SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL AP ! _ SG LUBRICATfON REFER TO ENGINE MAINTENANCE SECTZON Keep unitwell _ ubdoated ( See " LUBRICATION CHART " ) . 13
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NTENANCE Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance ( except carburetor adjustment ) to prevent accidental starting of engine . Prevent firesl Keep the engine free of grass , leaves , spilled oil , or fuel . Remove fuel from tank before tipping unit for maintenance . Clean muffler area of all grass , dirt and debris . Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins as contact may cause burns . ENGINE AIR CLEANER ( See Fig . 20 ) Replace air cleaner cartridge every twenty - five hours , more LUBRICATION often if engine is used in very dusty conditions , Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and • Loosen air cleaner screws , one on each side of cover , every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tiller o Remove air cleaner cover , is not used for 25 hours in one year . . Carefully remove air cleaner cartridge . Be careful . Do not Check the crankcase oil tevel before starting the engine allow dirt or debris to fall into carburetor . and after each five ( 5 ) hours of continuous use . Add SAE 30W motor oil or equivalent . Tighten oil filler plug securely . Install new air cleaner cartridge . Clean and replace each time you ch eck the oil level . SAE 5W - 30 motor oil may cover . Tighten screws securely . be used to make starting easier inareas where temperature NOTE : Do not attempt to clean or oil the paper cartridge . is consistently 32 ° F or lower . TO CHANGE ENGlNE OIL ( See Figs . 18 and 19 ) - AIR CLEANER COVER Determine temperature range expected before oil change , SCREW All oii must meet API service classification SG . AIR CLEANER , Be sure tiller is on level surface . • Oit will drain more freety when warm . • Catch oil in a suitable container . • Remove drain plug . • Tip tiller forward to drain oil . • After oil has drained compfeteiy , replace oil drain plug and tighten securely . • Remove oil filler plug . Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine . • Refill engine with oil , RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADES FiG . 20 . 20 ° 0o 32 ° 60 ° 80 ° I00 ° COOLING SYSTEM ( See Fig . 21 ) FIG . 18 Your engine is air cooled , For proper engine performance and tong life keep your engine clean . Clean air screen frequently using a stiff bristled brush . • Remove blower housing and clean as necessary . • Keep cylinder fins free of dirt and chaff . CYLINDER FINS MUFFLER BLOWER AIR SCREEN FiG , 19 F _ G . 21 ! 4
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NTENANCE MUFFLER TRANSMISSION Your transmission is seated and will only require lubrication Do not operate tiller without muffler , Do not tamper with if serviced . exhaust system , Damaged mufflers or spark attesters could create a fire hazard , inspect periodically and re - CLEANING place if necessary . If your engine is equipped with a spark • Clean engine , wheels , finish , etc , of alt foreign matter . arrestor screen assembly , remove every 50 hours for - Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , cleaning and inspection . Replace if damaged . oil , etc . SPARK PLUG . Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax . We do not recommend using a garden hose to dean your Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each tilling sea - unit unless the muffler , air filter and carburetor are covered son or after every 50 hours of use , whichever comes first . to keep water out . Water inengine can result in ashortened Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in " PRODUCT engine life . SPECIFICAT ! ONS " on page 3 of this manual . SERVICE AN ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION : cDoinstcaocnt newcitth sppEarukg . plug wires from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come into TIRE CARE TILLER TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT ( See Fig . 22 ) Select hand { e height best suited for your tilting conditions , Handte height will be different when tiller digs into soil . , First loosen handle lock ] ever , • Maintain 20 pounds of tire pressure , If tire pressures are • Handle can be positioned at different settings between not equal , titler will pull to one side , " HIGH " and " LOW " positions , ° Keep tires free of gasoline or oil which can damage • Retighten handle lock Iever securely after adjusting , rubber , TO REMOVE WHEEL ( See Fig , 23 ) _ HANDLE ( HIGH _ : _ PosmoN ) • P { ace blocks under transmission to keep tilter from tip - ping . • Remove outer side shield ( See Fig . 10 ) . HANDLE ° Remove hairpin ctip and clevis pin from wheel , LOCK • Remove wheel and tire . LEVER • Repair tire and reassemble . HANDLE ( LOW POSITION } FiG , 22 FIG . 23 15
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SERVICEAN ADJUSTI ENTS TO REPLACE GROUND DRIVE BELT TO REMOVE BELT GUARD ( See Fig . 24 ) ( See Figs . 24 and 25 ) NOTE : For ease of removal , remove outer side shield , and hairpin clip and clevis pin from left wheel . Pull wheel out , Move left wheel and remove belt guard as described in from tiller about 1 inch . " TO REMOVE BELT GUARD " . , Remove two ( 2 ) cap nuts and washers from side of belt Loosen belt guides " A " and " B " and also nuts " C " and " D " . guard . Remove old belt by slipping from engine pufley first . o Remove hex nut and washer from bottom of be _ t guard Place new belt in groove of transmission pulley and into ( located behind wheel ) , engine pulley . BELT MUST BE IN GROOVE ON TOP OFO o Pult belt guard out and away from unit , iDLER PULLEY . NOTE POSITION OF BELT T GUIDES . • Replace belt guard by reversing above procedure , , Tighten belt guides " A " and " B " and nuts " C " and " D " . • Check belt adjustment as described below . BELTGUARD CAP NUTASHER AND W • Replace belt guard . • Repositien wheel and replace clevis pin and hafrpin clip . GROUND DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT AND WASHER ( See Fig . 25 ) HEX NUT ( LOCATED BEHIND For proper belt tension , the extension spring should have TIRE ) about 5 / 8 inch stretch when drive control bar is in " EN - GAGED " position . This tension can be attained as follows : / • Loosen cable clip screw securing the drive control cable . CAP NUT , Slide cable forward for less tension and rearward for HAIRPIN CL | P AND AND WASHER more tension until about 5 / 8 inch stretch is obtained while CLEVIS PIN the drive control bar is engaged . FIG , 24 • Tighten cable clip screw securely . BELT CABLE GUIDE " A ' CLIPREW C BELT NUT " C " GUIDE " B " OL LESS TENSION ENGINE PULLEY J NUT ' _ D " EXTENSION SPRING TRANSMISSION IDLER PULLEY PULLEY FIG . 25 16
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SERVICE AN ADJUSTMENTS - TINE REPLACEMENT ( See Figs . 26 , 27 and * To maintain the superb tilling performance of this ma - chine the tines should be checked for sharpness , wear , 28 ) and bending , particufarfy the tines which are next to the transmission . If the gap between the tines exceeds 3 - 1 / 2 inches , they should be replaced or straightened as ther protection when han - necessary . dling tines . _ _ _ _ . , = _ A badly worn tine causes your tiller to work harder and dig TINE TRANSMISSION more shallow . Most important , worn tines cannot chop and shred organic matter as effectively nor bury it as deeply as good tines . A tine this worn needs to be replaced . v NEW TINE WORN TINE 3 - 1 / 2 " MAX FIG , 27 + Newtines should be assembled as shown below . Sharp - FIG . 26 ened tine edges will rotate rearward from above . SHARP EDGE [ HAIRPIN CLIP TINE RROTATION i COUNTE L . HAIRPIN CLIP SHARP _ _ SHARPEDGE EDGE CLEVIS PIN SHARP EDGE SHARP EDGE CLEVIS PIN SHARP EDGE RG . 28 17
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SERVICE AN ADJUSTM NTS IDLE RPM ADJUSTMENT ENGINE • To adjust idle RPM , rotate throttle linkage counter - TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE clockwise and hold against stop while adjusting idle ( See Fig . 29 ) speed adjusting screw to obtain 1750 RPM . Release throttle linkage . • Loosen cable clamp screw to allow cable to move , ACCELERATfQN TEST - , Move throttle control lever on upper handle to " FAST " • Move throttle control lever from " SLOW " to " FAST " position . position . If engine hesitates or dies , turn needle valve • Puti throttle cable out until engine betlcrank is back as out ( counterclockwise ) 1 / 8 turn . Repeat test and con - far as it will go , tinue to adjust , if necessary , until engine accelerates • Hold cable in this position and tighten clamp screw smoothly . securely . High speed stop is factory adjusted . Do not adjust dam - CLAMP SCREW age may result . THROTTLE IMPORTANT : NEVER TAMPER WITH THE NODENGINEERVEBEURASY CABLE GOVERNOR , WHICH iS FACTORY SET FOR NBPROPORNE ENGINE SPEED , OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE AAET THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CVC DANGEROUS , tF YOU THINKTHE ENGINE - GOA HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING , CONT YH NEARESTAUTHORJZED SERVICE CENTER , WHIC HA PROPER EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS , THROTTLESTOP THROTTLE LINKAGE BELLCRANK F _ G . 29 TO ADJUST CARBURETOR ( See Fig . 30 ) The carburetor has been preset at the factory and ad - justment should not be necessary _ However , minor ad - j { _ stments may be required to compensate for differences in fuel , temperature , altitude or load . If the carburetor does need adjustment , proceed as follows , IDLE SPEED NEEDLE ADJUSTING In general , turning the needle valve in ( clockwise ) de - VALVE SCREW creases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel / air mixture , Turning the needle valve out ( counter - FIG . 30 clockwise ) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel / air mixture . IMPORTANT : DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THES SEATS tN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT iF SCREW ARE TURNED IN TOO TIGHT . PRELIMINARY SETTING - ° Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carbu - retor when making carburetor adjustments . . Be sure the throttle controt cable is adjusted properly ( see above ) . • With engine off turn needle valve in ( clockwise ) closing it finger tight and then turn out ( counterclockwise ) 1 - 1 / 2 turns . FINAL SETTING - ° Start engine and altow to warm for five minutes . Make final adjustments with engine running and gear shift control lever in " NEUTRAL " position . • With throttle control lever in " SLOW " position , turn needle valve in ( clockwise ) until engine begins to die then turn out ( counterclockwise ) until engine runs rough . Turn valve to a point midway between those two posi - tions . ! 8
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STORAGE Immediately prepare your tiller for storage at the end of the ENGINE OIL season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more , Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean oil . ( See " ENGINE " in the Maintenance section of this manual ) . CAUTION : Never store the tiller with gasoline in the tank inside a building CYLINDERS where fumes may reach an open oflameol or spark . Allow the engine to c • Remove spark plug . before storing in any enclosure , • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder . TILLER • Pull starter handle stowly several times to distribute oil . • Replace with new spark plug . • Clean entire tiller ( See " CLEANING " in the Maintenance section of this manual ) . OTHER , Inspect and replace belts , if necessary ( See bett replace - • Do not store gasoline from one season to another . ment instructions inthe Service and Adjustments section of this manual ) . • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust . Rust • Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this and / or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems , manual . • If possible , store your unit indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt , • Be sure that afi nuts , bolts and screws are securely fastened . Inspect moving parts for damage , breakage • Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that does and wear . Replace if necessary . not retain moisture , Do not use plastic . Plastic icannotll breathe which allows condensation to form and w , Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand cause your unit to rust , lightly before painting . IMPORTANT : NEVER COVER TILLER WHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM . ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS THE CARBURETOR , EFUEL . FILTER , FUEL HOSE , OR TANK DURING STORAGHOL ALSO , EXPERIENCE iNDICATES THAT ALCO BLENDED FUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USINGRE ETHANOL OR METHANOL ) CAN ATTRACT MOISTU WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGEE , THE FUEL SYSTEM OFAN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAG • Drain the fuel tank . • Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . , Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . o Use fresh fuel next season , NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor - age , Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container . Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container . Run engine at least 10 minutes after addingDo stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor . not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer , 19
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d L . . . . . TROUBLESHOOTING , lu : l i , ll PROBLEM : Probable Cause , , _ - Possible Remedy WiLL NOT START OR HARD TO START Fill tank with gasoline No gasoline in Fuel Tank Place Choke Control in " CHOKE " position Choke not set properly _ Place Throttle Control in " FAST " position Throttle Control not set properly Move Choke control to " Run " position , place Throttle Control in Choked improperly , flooded Engine , _ " FAST " position and pull Starter several times to clear out gas Remove and replace Dirty Air Cleaner Make sure Spark Plug Wire is seated properly on Spark Plug Loose Spark Plug Wire r _ Replace Spark Plug and adjust gap Spark Plug dirty or improper gap { , r Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor , use fresh fuel and replace Spark Water in gasoline or old fuel , _ Plug Make necessary adjustments Improper Carburetor adjustment _ Remove and clean Clogged Fuel Tank _ . _ ENGINE MISSES OR LACKS POWER Set Depth Stake and Wheels for shallower tilling Engine overloaded _ Remove and inspect ; replace if dirty Partially plugged Air Cleaner r , r Clean Air Screen Dirty Air Screen < _ - Replace Spark Plug and adjust gap Spark Plug dirty , improper gap or wrong type _ - Drain and refill Gas Tank and Carburetor Oil in gasoline _ o - Improper Carburetor adjustment _ - Make necessary adjustments Remove and clean Clogged Fuel Tank _ Major Engine overhaul Poor compression _ ENGBNE OVERHEATS Low oil levet or dirty oil _ e Add or change oil Clean Air Screen Dirty Air Screen _ Clean Cylinder Fins , Air Screen and Muffler area Dirty Engine _ Remove and clean Muffler Partially Plugged Muffler _ , r Make necessary adjustments Improper Carburetor adjustment EXCESSIVE BOUNCE AND DiFFiCULT HANDUNG Wheels and Depth Stake incorrectly adjusted _ Adjust Wheels and Depth Stake Ground too dry and hard , _ Moisten ground or wait for more favorable soil conditions SOiL BALLS UP OR CLUMPS Ground too wet , _ Wait for more favorable soil conditions ENGINE RUNS WELL BUT TroLLER WON'T MOVE Drive Control Bar not engaged , _ - Engage Drive Control V - Belt not correctly adjusted _ Check V - Belt V - Belt off of pulleys _ , _ - Check V - Belt ENGINE RUNS WELL BUT LABORS WHEN TILLING Tilling too deep _ - Adjust Depth Stake Throttle Control not properly adjusted _ Check Throttle Control setting Carburetor not adjusted properly _ Check Carburetor adjustment 2O
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REPAIR PARTS 5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 HANDLE ASSEMBLY 2 1 11 13 \ \ t7 ' \ 16 \ \ KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . NO . NO , 1 t10707X 20 109228X Lever , Lock , Handle Cap , Sleeve 21 121213X 2 110674X Handle , Assemble Grip , HandleHandle 22 121145X 3 110673X Grommet , Clip , Plastic , Cable 4 t27254X 23 86777 Screw , Hex , Washer Hd , Slotted Bar , Drive Control Assembly 5 6712J # 10 - 24 x t / 2 Cap , Vinyt 6 110641X 24 9484R Clip Bushing , Split . 7 25 73970500 STD511005 * Screw , Mach Pan Head . C . R . Locknut , Hex , Flange 26 110675X # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 Clutch , Cabfe 8 126948X 27 STD541025 Panei , Control * Nut , Hex t / 4 - 20 28 STD551125 9 STD533125 * Washer , Lock 1 / 4 * Bolt , CarriageC 29 STD541462 5 / t6 - 18 UN x 2 - 3 / 8 Gr . 5 * Nut , Keps # 10 - 24 10 t09313X 30 127012X Throttle , Control Grommet , Rubber 11 t10741X - - 127812 Manual , OwneCs Handle , Shift 110646X - - 120431X Decal , Hand Placement 12 Handle , Grip STD624003 - - 121859X Decal , Caution - Clutch 13 * Clip , Hairpinlder - - 127795 14 81328 Bolt , Shou Decal , Control Panel 15 110702X Rod , Shift 16 STD541437 * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY * Nut , Centerlock 3 / 8 - 16 t7 109229X Lock , Handle 18 STD533710 * Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 Gr . 5 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches , I9 19131611 Washer 13 / 32xl xll Ga . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 21
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REPAIR PARTS5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 MAINFRAME _ LEFT SIDE 13 12 19 40 13 \ 22 16 18 33 123 DESCRIPTEON KEY PART NO . NO . 1 STD541431 * Nut , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 2 STD551137 * Washer , Lock 3 / 8 16 3 STD541037 * Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 23 4 74930576 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 4 - 3 / 4 5 STD571810 * Pin , Roll 6 110111X Lever , Shift 7 STD532505 * Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Gr . 5 8 8700J Plate , Shift Indicator 10 86777 Screw , Hex , Washer Head , Slotted # 10 - 24 x 1 / 2 11 9484R Clip KEY PART DESCRIPTION 12 STD551125 * Washer , Lock 1 / 4 NO . NO . 13 STD541025 * Nut , Hex 1 / 4 - 20 14 STD503103 * Screw , Set , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 8 3O 104679X Pulley , Idler 15 120938X Spacer , Split 0.327 x 0.42 x 2.68 31 12000032 Ring , Klip 16 STD55103t * Washer 11 / 32 x 11 / 16 x 16 Ga . 32 102384X Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 16 x 12 17 100473M Sheave , Transmission 33 t05611X Bracket , Idler 18 STD541031 * Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - t8 34 102t41X Shaft , Idler Arm ! 9 110651X Spacer , Split 0.327 x 0.42 x 1.75 35 STD523710 * Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 20 2649M Key , Square 3 / 16 x 1 - 1 / 8 36 102383X Counterweight , L . H . 21 110653X Guard , Pinch Point 37 74760524 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - t / 2 22 110652X Spacer , Split 0.327 x 0.42 x 2.09 38 102331X Bracket , Reinforcement , L . H . 23 104214X Nut , Cap 5 / t6 - 18 39 9177R Sheave , Engine 25 5015J Tire 40 126788X Bracket , Guard Belt 124366X Rim 102180X Decal , Shift Indicator Tire Valve 795R 127806 Decal ( Belt Guard ) 26 126875X Rivet , Drifled 27 STD624003 * Clip , Hairpin * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY 28 102148X417 Guard , Belt 29 126791X Belt , V NOTE ; AH component dimensions given in U . S . inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 22
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: REPAIR PARTS 5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 MAINFRAME , RIGHT SiDE 9 / / i 7 KEY PART DESCRIPTION PART DESCRiPTiON KEY NO . NO . NO . NO . 9 l STD541431 * Nut , Keps 5 / 16 - 18 5015J Tire 2 102332X Bracket , Reinforcment 124366X Rim 3 74760524 Bolt , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 795R Valve , Tire 4 102173X Counterweight , R + H . 123081X Decal , Engine 5 STD551137 * Washer , Lock 3 / 8 . + 127520 Decal , U . S . A . + . 6 STD541037 * Nut , He × 3 / 8 - 16 110719X Decal , Operation and Lubrication 7 STD624003 * Clip , Hairpin 8 126875X Rivet , DriNed * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE : All component dimensions given in U + SJnches , linch = 25,4 mm 23
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35 KEY PART DESCRIPTION o _ NO , NO . 44 " ° 51 26 102128X O - Ringing , 27 102t00X Bear Shaft , Ground Drive 28 106390X Spacer 0,765 x 1.125 x 1o23 29 102134X Chain # 35 - 50 Pitch KEY PART DESCRiPTiON 30 124458X Ground Shaft Assembly 31 t02106X Bearing , Shaft , Ground Drive 32 106388X Spacer 0.70 x 1.00 x 1 , t50 _ , 7 _ o NO , Transmission Assembly 33 102121X Sprocket and GearAssembly _ ncludes Key Noso2 - 52 ) 34 102112X Shaft , Reduction ( 2nd ) 2 121147X earcase , L . H . w / Bearing 35 102101X Screw , Whiz , Lock 5 / 16 - 18x3 - ! / 2 GlnCludesKey No . 4 ) 36 124358X Sprocket Assembly w / Bearing 3 t06211X asket , Gearcase ( Includes Key Nos . 37 and 38 ) 4 5020j Bearing , Needle 37 4422J Bearing , Needle 5 t370H Washer , Thrust 5 / 8 x 1.10 x 1 / 32 38 124359X Sprocket , Tiner , 8 t02113X Pinion , Input 39 105345X Gear , Cluste Red 1st & 2rid 7 t02110X Shaft , input 40 105346X Gear , Reverse 8 4895H Bearing , Needle 41 8358J Shaft , Reduction ( 1st ) 9 t02136X Washer , Seal 42 4220R Washer , Thrust t0 7392M Ball , Steel 43 106146X Spacer 1.01 x 1.75 x 0.760 II 100371K Spring , Shift , Fork 44 9672R Cup , Formed 12 106160X O - . Ring 45 102 ! 44X Ring , Spiral 13 102107X Arm , Shift 46 9676R Seal , Ring , Rubber 14 8353J Fork , Shift 47 9674R Seal , Oil 15 12000039 Ring , KHp 48 121745X Gearcase , R . H . w / Bearing 16 102109X Shaft , Shift ( Includes Key No . 8 ) 17 104159X Spacer , Spilt 49 106144X Shaft , Tine I8 4358J Washer 50 124361X Chain , Roller # 50 - 50 Pitch t9 12000040 Ring , Ktip 51 17580408 Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 20 102114X Gear , Assembly , Reverse Idler 52 STD54103t * Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 ( Includes Key Nos . 2t and 22 ) 53 6066J Grease , Plastiiube # 1 21 102115X Gear , Reverse Idler 22 6803J Bearing , Needle * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY 23 102111X Shaft , Reverse Idler 24 STD551143 * Washer , Lock 7 / 16 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches . 25 STD551143 * Nut , Hex 7 / 1 ( } - 20 1 inch = 25.4 mm 24
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REPAIR PARTS5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER = - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 TINE SHIELD 13 17 24 KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO . NO , NO . 1 98000129 Nut , Flange 5 / t6 - 18 19 10270tX Grip 2 104086X417 Shield , Side , Outer L . H . 20 STD541037 * Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 3 t24309X417 Shie ! d , Side 21 102156X Stake , Depth 22 74930632 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 4 8393J Pin , Stake , Depth 5 12000036 Ring , Klip 23 4440J Hinge 6 STD533107 * Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 Gr 5 24 STD532505 * Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Gr . 5 7 8394J Spring 25 6712J Cap , Vinyl 8 109230X Spring , Stake , Depth 26 109227X Pad , idler 9 t24289X417 Shield , Tine 27 102695X417 Shield , Leveling 10 STD532512 * Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 Gr . 5 29 120588X Pin , Hinge 11 STD541031 * Nut , Hex 5 / 16 - 18 30 8392J Bracket , Latch t2 STD551131 * Washer , Lock 5 / 16 31 72110510 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - t8x ! - 1 / 4 13 72110508 Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - - 120075X Deca ! , Warning ( Leveling Shield ) 14 1243l IX Bracket , Shield , Tine - _ 127807 Decal , Tine Shield 15 104101X417 Shield , Side , Outer R . H . * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY t6 STD541025 * Nut , Hex 1 / 4 - 20 t7 STD551t25 * Washer , Lock 1 / 4 t8 73970500 Locknut , Hex , Flange NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches . 1 inch = 25.4 mm 25
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REPAIR PARTS 5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 TINES 1 1 9 11 10 9 KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO , NO , NO . NO . 7 6554J Tine , L . H . Inner 1 4459J Tine , L . H . Outer 8 6555J Tine , R , H . Inner 2 74610616 Bolt , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 x 1 9 4460J Tine , R , H . Outer STD551137 3 * Washer , Lock 3 / 8 10 STD624008 * Clip , Hairpin 4 73610600 Nut , Hex 3 / 8 - 24 5 4929H Pin , Clevis 11 102382X Assembly , Hub and Plate , R . H . I02380X 6 Assembly , Hub apd Plate , , L . H , * STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches , 1 inch = 25.4 mm 26
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REPAIR PARTS 5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 ENGINE , BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 130202 , TYPE NUMBER 3129 - 01 ENGINE , RIGHT SIDE 16 12 / 17 19 20 . . q / I 1 ' ! 5 7 8 2 3 I I0 ! ] 32 31 ! 33 KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO . NO , NO . NO . 18 63770 Ball , Clutch 1 390463 Starter Assembly , Rewind ( Inc . Key 19 298799 Ratchet No's 2 - 9 ) 20 394897 Housing , Starter Clutch 2 230228 Pin , Starter Grip 21 220865 Washer , Spring 3 66728 Grip , Starter Rope ( Inc . Key No . 2 ) 22 297229 Flywheel , Magneto 4 66884 Rope , Starter 63 " Long 23 93414886 Screw , Armature Mtg . Sere 5 299431 Housing , Starter ( Inc . Key No's 8 24 223 Guide , Air and 9 ) 25 397358 Armature Assembly ( inc . Key No . 6 92987 Nut , Hex 26 ) 7 490179 Spring , Starter 26 221798 Cable , Terminal Ignition 8 295871 Pulley , Starter 0nc . Key No . 4 ) 27 398808 Wire , Ground 9 94128 Screw , Starter Housing Mounting 28 395990 Cylinder Assembly ( Inc , Key No . I0 222598 Anchor , Spring 29 ) 11490817 Spacer 29 299819 Seal , Oil 12 490169 Housing , Blower 30 297565 * Bushing , Cylinder ( Inc . Key No . 29 ) 13 93158 Screw , Blower Housing Mounting 3I 222443 Guard , Flywheel 14 93490 Screw , Sem 32 93705 Screw , Flywheel Guard t5 221923 Screen , Starter Pulley 33 222698 Key , Flywheel 16 399671 Clutch Assembly 0nc . Key No's 17 - 2O ) 17 394506 Washer , Clutch Retainer SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL * REQUIRES 27
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REPAIR PARTS 5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - = MODEL NUMBER 917.29969t ENGINE = BRiGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 130202 , TYPE NUMBER 3129 - 01 ENGINE , REAR 2 3 4 5 10 ' 7 _ 55 48 49 50 DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO , NO , 31 210959 Cover , Diaphragm 32 93265 Pin , Diaphragm Cover DESCRIPTION KEY PART 33 93141 Screw , Diaphragm Cover NO . NO . 34 93543 Screw , FiL Hd . 1 490073 Screw , Cover Mounting Screw and Collar 35 490589 2 223765 Cover , Air Cleaner 36 223813 Crank , Bell 3 399959 Filter , Air 37 490507 Retainer , Rod 4 94018 Screw , Air Cleaner 38 262279 Rod , Control 5 490074 Base , Air Cleaner 39 220982 Washer 6 271935 Gasket , Air Cleaner Mtg , 40 93357 Screw , Hex Hal . 7 492611 Carburetor Assembly ( Inc . Key 41 280715 Knob , Control No's 8 thru 33 ) 42 490649 Control Panel ( lnc , Key No's 37 , 89 223793 Throttle , Carburetor 41 , and 51 ) 93499 Screw , Throttle Valve to Shaft 43 262359 Link , Choke Sem 44 262470 Link , Throttle 10 93527 Screw , Machine Screw 45 93572 11 260575 Spring , Throttle Adjustment 46 262282 Spring , Governor 12 490048 Shaft and Lever , Throttle 47 491577 Control , Throttle 13 271853 Washer , Throttle Shaft ( Foam ) 48 93491 Rivet , Governor Control Lever I4 398970 Seal , Throttle Shaft Mtg . 15 26227O Link , Throttle 49 222962 Bushing , Governor Lever ( Flat ) t6 271936 Gasket , Carburetor Mtg . ( 2 ) 50 223455 Lever , Governor Control t7 280720 Crank , Bell 51 396847 Switch , Stop t8 231520 Screw , Shoulder 52 94409 Screw , Tank Bracket Mtg . Sem 19 231533 Valve , Needle 53 280321 Gear Rack , Governor 20 491177 Valve , Group , Choke ( Inc . Key 54 490554 Tank , Fuel ( tnc , Key No's 48 , No's 21 and 22 ) 21 270382 49 , 50 , and 55 ) Washer , Choke Shaft ( Felt ) 22 221839 Washer , Choke Shaft 55 490075 Cap , Fuel Tank 23 26336 Spring , Needle Va ] ve 56 271928 Gasket , Fuel Tank Mounting 24 223789 Plug , Welch 57 223785 Clamp , Breather Tube 25 391813 Fuel Pipe and Cfip 58 94094 Screw , Fuel Tank Mtg . . Sem 27 220352 Plug , Welchng 28 221377 Cap , Spri 29 262328 * * iNCLUDED IN GASKET SET NO , 397145 Spring , Fuel Pump Diaphragm 30 270026 Diaphragm 28
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REPAIR PARTS5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 ENGINE - BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 130202 , TYPE NUMBER 3129 - 01 ENGINE , LEFT SIDE \ i , r - . " . y , , ] 10 KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO . 1 90832 Washer , Lock 2 93656 Stud 3 297602 Cover Assembly , Crankcase ( Inc . Key No . ' s 5,6 , and 7 ) 4 294606 Seat , Oil 5 297603 * Bushing , Crankcase Cover 6 66768 Plug , Oil Filler 7 270080 * * Gasket , Crankcase . 015 ' thick 8 93490 Screw , Cylinder Shield Mtg . Sere 9 221511 Shield , Cylinder t0 93032 Screw , Crankcase Cover Mt . g . 11 91249 Plug , Pipe 1 / 4 " Std . ( Square Head ) * REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO iNSTALL * * INCLUDED IN GASKET SET NO . 397145 29
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REPAIR PARTS 5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 ENGINE - BRIGGS & STRATTON - - MODEL NUMBER 130202 , TYPE NUMBER 3129 - 0t ENGINE , INTERNAL PARTS 5 I - _ 17 19 20 18 25 30 4O ! 39 36 j L _ 33 31 34 35 30
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REPAIR PARTS5 HP 17 " CRT TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER 917.299691 ENGINE - BRIGGS & STRATTON o - MODEL NUMBER 130202 , TYPE NUMBER 3129 - 01 ENGINE , iNTERNAL PARTS KEY PART DESCRIPTION KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO , NO . NO . NOo 1 2t 1542 Head , Cylinder 29 231082 Nut , Hex No . t0 - 24 Bolt , Governor Lever 2 94221 Screw , Cylinder Head - 2 - 3 / 32 ID 30 92613 3 93369 Screw , Cylinder Head - 2 - 15 / 32 31 93306 Cotter , Hairpin ID 32 93307 Retainer , E - Ring 4 293918 Plug , Spark Resistor 33 231079 Bushing , Governor Crank ( 1 / 4 " 5 66538 Elbow , Spark Plug ID ) 34 93448 6 221512 Cover , Cylinder Head Plug , Pipe ( Hex Socket ) 35 212733 Gear , Cam 7 272157 * * Gasket , Cylinder Head 8 211119 Valve , Exhaust 36 260642 Tappet , Valve 9 261044 Valve , Intake 37 222450 Washer , Governor Lever 38 231077 10 26478 Spring , Exhaust Valve Crank , Governor ( 1 / 4 " Dia . ) 11 260552 Spring , intake Valve 39 391737 Gear , Governor 12 93312 Retainer , Valve Spring 40 221551 Washer , Thrust 13 211172 * Seat , Exhaust Valve ( Std . ) 41 299430 Rod Assembly , Connecting ( Inc , 14 211787 * Seat , Intake Valve ( Std . ) Key No . ' s 42 to 44 ) NOTE : For 15 262001 * Guide , ExhaustVatve connecting Rod with . 020 " 16 393615 Muffler , Exhaust ( Inc . Key No's undersize Crankpin Bore , Order No . 390459 17 and 18 ) 17 222263 Lock , Screw 42 92296 Screw , Connecting Rod 18 93935 Screw , Hex Hd . Shoulder 43 221876 Lock , Connecting Rod Screw 19 393757 Deflector , Exhaust , Side Outlet 44 221890 Dipper , Connecting Rod ( Inc . Key No . 20 ) 45 397103 Crankshaft 20 93705 Screw 46 261696 Gear , Timing 21 27549 * * Gasket , Valve Cover 48 298909 Pin Assembly , Piston Std . ( Inc . 22 294178 Breather , Valve Chamber Key No . 49 ) 23 66578 Grommet , Breather Tube 49 26026 Lock , Piston Pin 24 231526 Tube , Breather 50 298904 Piston Assembly , Std . ( Inc . Key 25 67838 Grommet , Breather Tube No _ 51 ) 5 ! 298982 26 93394 Screw , Breather Mounting Ring Set , Piston , Std . 27 262280 Link , Governor 52 395990 Cylinder Assembly 28 490374 Lever Assembly , Governor ( Inc . Key No's 29 and 30 ) * REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL * * INCLUDED IN GASKET SET NO . 397145 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND SPECIAL TOOLS : 392193 Spark Arresting Muffler Assembly , Consists of the following : 391913 Screen ( 1 required ) - - 222535 Deflector ( 1 required ) - - 93705 Screw ( 4 required ) 397145 Gasket Set 89838 Spark Plug Wrench 19069 Flywheel Puller 31
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5.0 HP OWNER'S E WIDTH 17 INCH TI MANUAL ROTATING TIN COUNTER REAR TINE TILLE MODEL NO . Each tiller has its own model number . Each engine has its own modet number . 917.299691 The model number for your tiiler wilt be found on a pfate attached to the top of the transmission . The mode ! number for your engine will be found on the blower housing of the engine adjacent to the spark plug . All parts listed herein may be ordered from _ n _ Searsl Roebuck and Co . Service Center and most Retail Steres . WHEN ORDERING REPAIR P _ RTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOW - ING iNFORMATION : - PRODUCT - REAR TINE TILLER , MODEL NUMBER - 917.29969I • ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 130202 , TYPE NUMBER 3129o01 • PART NUMBER , PART DESCRIPTION Your Sears merchandise has added vaiue when you consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians . . , profes - sional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to you , we service what we see Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Chicago , tL 60684 U . S . A . 127812 Rev . 1 5.14.91 PRINTED IN U . S . A .
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