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OPERATOR’S MANUAL Rear Tine Tiller 6HP Rear Tine Tiller Mfg . No . Description 1694161 6016RT , 6HP Rear Tine Tiller 1694908 6016RT , 6HP Rear Tine Tiller 7800052 6016RT , 6HP Rear Tine Tiller 7HP Rear Tine Tiller Mfg . No . Description 1694162 7016RT , 7HP Rear Tine Tiller 1694909 7016RT , 7HP Rear Tine Tiller 7800053 7016RT , 7HP Rear Tine Tiller 1722732 Revision D Rev . Date 10 / 2008 TP10004472 OM7016RT / OM6016RT Reproduction for Not
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Table of Contents MODEL IDENTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Pre - Start Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Start - up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Owner's Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Shutting Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 OPERATING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Maintenance & Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tilling Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Cultivating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 16 FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Servicing the Rototiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Drive Safety Control Levers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reverse Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Engine Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Prepare for Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Wheel Lockpins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Wheel Lockouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Handlebar Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Depth Regulator Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 TECHNICAL MANUALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Belt Tension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MODEL IDENTIFICATION ROTOTILLER REFERENCE DATA Record your model number , manufacturer number and Model Description / Number serial number in the space provided for easy reference . The model and manufacturer numbers can be found on M / N ( Manufacturer's Number ) S / N ( Serial Number ) the unit I.D . plate located on the unit's left engine mount . Refer to the Engine Owner's Manual for location of Dealer Name Date Purchased engine serial number . If you have a service problem requiring special ENGINE REFERENCE DATA assistance , contact a local dealer for help . Engine Make / Model Engine ID / Serial Number 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 , WARNING serious personal injury to you and / or bystanders , Engine exhaust from this product contains and risk of equipment and property damage.The chemicals known , in certain quantities , to cause triangle in the text signifies important cautions cancer , birth defects , or other reproductive harm . or warnings which must be followed . Page 3 Reproduction for Not
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Safety Rules • CAREFULLY READ THIS MANUAL AND OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS . Safe and effective use of the rototiller is the owner's • Be familiar with all controls before operating the responsibility . tiller.Your tiller is equipped with a safety device that 1 . Read and follow all safety instructions . enables you to stop the wheels and tines quickly in an emergency . Learn how the drive safety control 2 . Maintain the tiller according to directions and levers work and how to control the tiller at all times . schedule included . • Never allow children to operate the tiller . Keep small 3 . Ensure that anyone who uses the tiller is familiar children away from the area being tilled . Do not with all controls and safety precautions . allow adults to operate the tiller without proper instruction . GENERAL The Safety Alert symbol shown here is used to alert you to important safety information that must be read , fully understood , and followed at all times The right and left sides of your when handling , transporting , operating , servicing , or rototiller are determined from the storing your rototiller unit . operating position as you face the Each safety alert symbol is followed by a " signal word " direction of forward travel . that advised you of the relative intensity , or level , of the hazard the safety alert instructions pertain to . The following list of signal words is being provided to PREPARATION help you understand the intensity levels associated with • Dress appropriately when operating the tiller . Always each signal word used in this manual . wear sturdy footwear . Never wear sandals , sneakers , or open shoes , and never operate the DANGER tiller with bare feet . Do not wear loose clothing that The signal word " DANGER " is used when a might get caught in moving parts . serious injury or fatality will result if the safety • Carefully inspect the area to be tilled , and remove instructions that follow this signal word are not all foreign objects . Do not till above underground obeyed . 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 . WARNING • Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before The signal word " WARNING " is used when a starting the engine . serious injury or fatality could result if the safety instructions that follow this signal word are not • Handle fuel with care ; it is highly flammable . obeyed . a . Use an approved fuel container . b . Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine . c . Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care . Never fill CAUTION fuel tank indoors . d . Replace gasoline cap securely and clean up The signal word " CAUTION " is used when spilled fuel before restarting . personal injury , or property or equipment damage could result if the safety instructions that follow • Never attempt to make any adjustments while the this signal word are not obeyed . engine is running . Engine is shipped from factory without oil . You must add engine oil before starting engine . Page 4 Reproduction for Not
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Safety Rules • Never allow bystanders near the unit . OPERATION • Use only attachments and accessories approved by • Never operate the tiller without guards , covers , and the manufacturer of the tiller . hoods in place . • Never operate the tiller without good visibility or • Never start the engine or operate the tiller with the light . wheels in the free - wheel position . Make sure the wheel lockouts or lockpins are engaged through • Be careful when tilling in hard ground . The tines may wheel hubs and wheel axle . The wheels act as a catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward . If brake to keep the tiller at a controlled speed . this occurs , let go of the handlebars and do not Disengage wheels to permit free - wheeling only when restrain the machine . engine is stopped . • Take all possible precautions when leaving the • Keep hands , feet , and clothing away from rotating machine unattended . Disengage all controls levers , parts . Keep clear of tiller tines at all times . stop the engine , wait for all moving parts to stop , and make certain guards and shields are in place . • Tines and wheels rotate when tiller is engaged in forward or reverse - - in forward , tines and wheels • When leaving the operating position for any reason : rotate when the drive safety control levers are pulled - shut off the engine . down ; in reverse , wheels and tines rotate when the - wait for all moving parts to stop . reverse handle is pulled back towards the operator . Releasing the drive safety control levers to neutral MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE stops the wheels and tines . • Keep machine , attachments , and accessories in • Be extremely cautious when operating in reverse . safe working condition . Take extra care to avoid slipping or falling , and to keep feet clear of tines . • Check shear bolts , engine mounting bolts , and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness to be • Exercise extreme caution when operating on or sure the equipment is in safe working condition . crossing gravel drives , walks , or roads . Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic . • To prevent accidental starting , always disconnect and secure the spark plug wire from the spark plug • After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , before performing tiller maintenance . remove the wire from the spark plug , thoroughly inspect the tiller for any damage , and repair the • Never run the engine indoors . Exhaust fumes are damage before restarting and operating the tiller . deadly . • If vegetation clogs the tines , raise the handlebars to • Always allow muffler to cool before filling fuel tank . elevate the tines , and run the tiller in reverse . If this • Never store equipment with gasoline in the tank does not clean clogged vegetation from the tines , inside a closed building where fumes may reach an STOP THE ENGINE AND DISCONNECT THE open flame or spark . Allow the engine to cool before SPARK PLUG WIRE before removing vegetation storing in any building . by hand . • Always refer to the operator's guide instructions for • Engine muffler will be hot from operation . Do not important details if the tiller is to be stored for an touch it with bare skin or a severe burn may result . 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 dangerous . • 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 . Page 5 Reproduction for Not
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Safety Rules 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 , and 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 these 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 . These labels are easily applied , and will act as a constant visual reminder to you , and others who may use the equipment , to follow the safety instructions necessary for safe , effective operation of your rototiller . Part No . 1716747 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS / Hood Decal Part No . 1716840 TINES DANGER / Hood Flap Decal Part No . 1716839 FREE HAND / Bumper Guard Decal Part No . 1716800 WARNING / Belt Cover Decal Page 6 Reproduction for Not
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Features MODEL 7016RT * 1722551 - Simplicity Logo Decal 1723522 - 7016 RT Decal 1723523 - 6016 RT Decal Drive Safety Control Lever Reverse Handle 7016 RT Console Reverse Belt Tension Adjustment Forward Belt Tension Adjustment Engine Controls Drag Stake Detent Pin Belt Cover Wheel Lockouts ( Standard on Model 7016RT ) Bumper Guard ( Standard on Model 7016RT ) Serial No . Plate * Hiller - Furrower Attachment is standard on Model 7016RT Page 7 Reproduction for Not
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Controls DRIVE SAFETY CONTROL LEVERS REVERSE HANDLE Engage wheels and tines into forward , releasing returns Engages wheels and tines in reverse . machine to neutral . Pulling reverse handle back towards operator reverses tiller . Pulling down on drive safety control levers engages the wheels and tines . Releasing drive safety control levers disengages the wheels and brings the tiller to a complete stop . It is now in the neutral position . Drive Safety Control Levers Engaged reverse handle WARNlNG CAUTION Extreme caution should be used when operating rototiller in the reverse direction . This information is provided here only to introduce the controls . DO NOT STARTTHE ENGINE ATTHIS TIME . Starting and operating instructions are given on page 11 . Please read this section and all operating and safety instructions before starting your tiller . WARNlNG ENGINE SHOULD BE OFF BEFORE ADJUSTING ANY CONTROLS . CAUTION CAUTION ❖ As a safety precaution , the reverse handle will ❖ As a safety precaution , the drive safety control not lock in reverse . levers will not lock in the forward position . ❖ To stop the wheels and tines at any time , ❖ To stop the wheels and tines at any time release the reverse handle . release the drive safety control levers . ❖ Do not operate both the reverse handle and drive safety control levers at the same time . Page 8 Reproduction for Not
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Controls ENGINE CONTROLS Your new rototiller has been designed for both ease of use and lasting reliability , and features a simplified control system that requires just two operating controls . These two operating controls , the Choke and the Throttle , are conveniently located on the tiller engine where they can be easily adjusted to start and run the unit under a variety of operating conditions . Throttle The throttle controls engine speed , and allows you to conserve fuel when idling , or to run the unit at maximum speed for optimal tilling performance . Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine Choke Put choke control in choke position if engine is cold . A warm engine requires less choking than a cold engine . Refer to your engine manual for further information . Model 7016RT & 6016RT 1 . Spark plug wire 2 . Air cleaner 3 . Choke 4 . Carburetor 5 . Fuel shut - off valve ( if equipped ) 6 . Rope handle 7 . Finger guard Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine 8 . Stop switch ( if equipped ) 9 . Fuel fill 10 . Fuel tank 11 . Oil fill / Dipstick ( if equipped ) 12 . Blower housing 13 . Oil drain plug 14 . Oil fill cap 15 . Engine Id plate 16 . Muffler Page 9 Reproduction for Not
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Adjustments WHEEL LOCKOUTS ( 7016RT ) WHEEL LOCKPINS ( 6016RT ) Place wheels in tilling position . Place wheels in tilling position . 1 . Pull knob in center of wheel out , away from machine . 1 . Remove lockpin . Align hole in axle with hole in wheel hub . 2 . Rotate knob and lockout to align with slot on axle , release knob . Rotate wheel to align slot in wheel hub 2 . Insert lockpin through holes , fold lockpin ring to with lockout . secure pin to axle . 3 . Wheel and axle should be firmly locked together 3 . Wheel and axle should be firmly locked together before tilling . before tilling . 4 . Repeat for other wheel . 4 . Repeat for other wheel . Model Model 6016RT 7016RT ( 6 - hp ) ( 7 - hp ) Wheel lockout in tilling position . Wheel lockpin in free - wheel position . ( hub & axle slot ) ( axle hole only ) NOTE : Always have both wheel lockouts in or out . NOTE : Always have both wheel lockouts in or out . Do not operate tiller with only one wheel locked . Do not operate tiller with only one wheel locked . To place wheels in free - wheel position . To place wheels in free - wheel position . 1 . Pull knob in center of wheel out , away from machine . 1 . Remove lockpin . Slide wheel inward toward machine . 2 . Rotate knob and lockout to align lockout with detent 2 . Insert pin in axle only . in end of axle . Release knob . 3 . Wheel should turn freely on axle . 3 . Wheel should turn freely on axle . WARNING Never start engine or operate tiller with wheels in free - wheel position.The free - wheel 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 . Page 10 Reproduction for Not
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Adjustments HANDLEBAR ADJUSTMENTS Pull Detent Height Adjustment Pin for Swivel The ideal height of the handlebar varies with operator Adjustment height and the depth of tilling . To adjust handlebar height : 1 . Remove bolt from lower crossbar of handlebar and pivot handlebar height adjuster . 2 . Align handlebar to desired hole on the height adjuster . 3 . Install bolt and retighten . 3 Height Adjustment Swivel Adjustment Positions NOTE : Not applicable for models 1685583 and height 1695577 . adjustment Handlebar swivels 20 ° left or right for operator comfort . bolt To swivel handlebar : 1 . Pull detent pin out of hole in pivot lock bar . 2 . Rotate handlebar 20 ° left or right . 3 . Insert detent pin in hole . pivot pivot handlebar lock bar height adjuster Page 11 Reproduction for Not
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Adjustments DEPTH REGULATOR LEVER BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT Tilling depth is controlled by the height of the depth Proper belt tension is critical to good performance . After regualtor lever . 1 / 2 hour of operation , all cables may have to be adjusted due to initial stretch . Thereafter , check tension To adjust tilling depth . after every 2 hours of operation . 1 . Remove detent pin . To increase belt tension : 2 . Raise the depth regulator lever to position tines at 1 . Loosen upper jam nut . Turn nut up cable in 1 / 8 " chosen tilling depth . increments . 3 . Align hole in depth regulator lever with hole in depth 2 . Tighten lower jam nut . regulator bracket and replace detent pin . 3 . Check adjustment . depth regulator lever detent pin This procedure can be repeated until conduit adjustment bolts have no more adjustment left . If no more adjustment can be made , belt may have to be replaced . depth regulator bracket Depth Regulator Lever Down = Shallower tilling . Place the detent pin in the top hole of the depth regulator lever for shallowest tilling . ➜ upper Depth Regulator Lever Up = Deeper tilling . Place the cable jam nut detent pin in the bottom hole of the depth regulator lever for deepest tilling . up bracket lower jam nut reverse cable WARNING forward cable 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 . WARNING Do not adjust tilling depth unless drive safety control levers are released to neutral position . Page 12 Reproduction for Not
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Operation PRE - START INSPECTION 1 . Make sure all safety guards are in place and all nuts and bolts are secure . ENGINE IS SHIPPED FROM FACTORY WITHOUT 2 . Check oil level in engine crankcase . See your engine OIL . YOU MUST ADD ENGINE OIL BEFORE manual for procedure and specifications . STARTING ENGINE . 3 . Inspect air cleaner for cleanliness . See your engine manual for procedure . START - UP 4 . Check the fuel supply . Fill the fuel tank no closer The controls required to start and run the rototiller are than 1 inch from top of tank to provide space for located on the engine and are marked " Choke " and expansion . See your engine manual for fuel " Throttle " . recommendations . A more detailed description of engine operation and all 5 . Be sure spark plug wire is attached and spark plug is related precautions and procedures can be found in the tightened securely . engine manufacturer's manual that accompanies each tiller . 6 . Check position of wheels and wheel lockouts . Cold Starts 7 . Check depth regulator lever position . 1 . Move choke lever to full choke position . CAUTION 2 . Move throttle lever to " start " . Please do not start your tiller until you have read 3 . Pull starting rope out slowly one time and allow to the Manual that came with your engine , and the return normally . sections in this manual titled Controls , Adjustments and Safety . If you have read these , 4 . Pull starting rope out rapidly , and allow rope to return follow the steps below to start your tiller . Always normally . perform this pre - start checklist before starting the 5 . When engine starts , gruadually move choke lever to engine . " no choke " position and increase throttle speed . Restarting A Warm Engine WARNING Gasoline is highly flammable and must be handled Restarting an engine that is already warm from with care . Never fill the tank when the engine is previous running does not normally require use of the hot or running . Always move outdoors to fill the choke . tank . 1 . Move throttle lever to " start " position . 2 . Pull starting rope out rapidly until engine starts . Allow WARNING rope to return normally . Wheels must always be locked in the TILLING 3 . Adjust throttle speed to " high " for best tiller action . position when engine is running . Do not operate the tiller with the wheel lockouts unlocked . Always Idle Speed set the wheels in tilling position before starting Use the " low " position on the throttle lever to reduce engine . stress on the engine when tilling is not being performed . Lowering the engine speed to " idle " the engine will help extend the life of the motor , as well as conserve fuel WARNING and reduce the noise level of the equipment . Always put the depth regulator lever in the transport position before starting engine . Tines Operating Speed should clear the ground . For normal tilling , set the throttle lever to " fast " . DANGER Always keep hands and feet clear of rotating machine parts . Page 13 Reproduction for Not
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Operation TILLING WARNING 1 . Adjust the depth regulator lever to desired tilling Temperature of muffler and near by areas may depth . 0 ° ° exceed 15 F . Avoid these areas . ° NOTE : Raise depth regulator lever up one hole at a time , testing tiller operation after each raise . WARNING Raising depth regulator lever too high can result in Do not move choke control to CHOKE to stop loss of control of tiller ! engine . Backfire or engine damage may occur . 2 . Move the throttle control to fast . 3 . Place the tiller in forward by pushing down on the SHUTTING DOWN drive safety control levers - - this will engage the wheels and tines . DANGER NOTE : You can slow the tiller's forward advance at any time by putting slight downward pressure on Engine and surrounding parts become extremely the handlebars , or you can stop the tiller by hot during normal use , and will cause serious burn releasing the drive safety control levers to the injuries if touched before the engine has cooled . neutral position . Allow engine to cool completely before touching these hot surfaces . WARNING To stop wheels and tines at any time , release drive safety control levers to neutral position . WARNING To stop the engine at any time , move throttle control to the off position . To stop wheels and WARNING tines at any time , release drive safety control Always release drive safety control levers to levers to neutral position . neutral position before adjusting the depth regulator lever . 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 , how to keep control at all times , how to stop the tines and wheels from turning , and how to stop the engine if necessary . If you do not know how to do these things , read the Controls , Adjustments and Safety sections before proceeding . Page 14 Reproduction for Not
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Operating Tips TILLING TIPS WARNING The key to successful tilling is to begin with a shallow Extreme caution must be taken in selecting tilling cut on the first pass , and then work an inch or two depth.If you attempt to till too deeply for soil conditions , deeper on each successive pass . that is , with the drag stake in too high a position , loss of control could result . 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 WARNING hole of the drag stake ( follow instructions under If removing material from the tines by hand , stop Tilling on previous page ) . This will allow for shallow engine and remove spark plug wire first . 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 . 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 , 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 drag stake with the detent pin in one of the higher holes . This will allow the shallow cultivation necessary to turn over weeds , and break up and aerate the soil . Page 15 Reproduction for Not
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Maintenance MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE 17 18 19 19 , EM 20 20 20 20 21 EM 6 Reproduction for Not
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Maintenance SERVICING THE ROTOTILLER WARNING General To prevent accidental starting : 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 . If you prefer , your local authorized dealer can make Engine must be turned off and cool , and spark plug these checks and perform the required procedures for wire must be removed and secured from spark plug you . before checking and adjusting engine or equipment . Check Forward Belt Tension Forward belt tension may decrease over time . It must be adjusted within the first half hour of operation , and 1 " checked after every two hours of operation . Proper adjustment will assure long belt life . Too much or too little belt tension will cause premature belt failure . To check and adjust the forward belt tension : 1 . Turn off engine . Engine must be cool . 2 . Remove and secure spark plug wire from spark plug . 3 . With drive safety control levers in neutral position , 1 - 1 / 4 " measure length of spring when compressed . 4 . Pull down on drive safety control levers and remeasure length of spring when stretched out . Ideal length would be 1 / 4 " longer . Check Reverse Belt Tension Reverse belt tension is not adjustable . WARNING Check forward belt tension regularly.Too much or too little tension will cause premature belt failure . Page 17 Reproduction for Not
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Maintenance 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 . 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 . - 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 . 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 . 4 . Replace belt guard . 5 . Attach spark plug wire . Page 18 Reproduction for Not
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Maintenance CAUTION Do not operate tiller before reading the engine manual provided in the parts packet . Engine is shipped from factory without oil . You must add engine oil before starting engine . WARNING Check or Fill Oil Sump Temperature of muffler and near by areas may 0 ° ° exceed 15 F . Avoid these areas . ° 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 Engine can overheat and become damaged if be up to the bottom of the fill plug opening . debris blocks the cooling system or rotating screen . 2 . Always check oil level before starting engine . Refer to engine manual for capacity and type of oil to use . Never run engine without complete air cleaner installed on engine . 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 . Adapted from Briggs & Stratton Corporation , Form No . 274263 - 10 / 99 . Page 19 Reproduction for Not
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Maintenance Check Tiller Transmission Grease Check Tire Pressure Recommended tire pressure is 20 PSI . If tires do not have equal pressure , tiller will pull to one side . Lubrication TILLER TRANSMISSION IS SHIPPED FROM FACTORY WITH THE PROPER AMOUNT OF Proper lubrication of moving mechanical parts of your 00 LIQUID GREASE . rototiller is a very important part of care and maintenance.You should oil the moving parts shown at 10 hour intervals using a 30 weight oil . Check the grease level annually . To check the grease level : Clean Tine Axle Shaft 1 . Move tiller to level ground . 1 . Turn off engine . Engine must be cool . 2 . Remove grease level dipstick located between the handlebar mounts in the front transmission cover . 2 . Remove spark plug wire and secure from spark plug . Correct 00 grease level is indicated between the high 3 . Tip the tiller forward . Block the tiller in position so and low levels on the dipstick . that it rests on the engine mount and the tines are 3 . Replace grease level dipstick in the filler hole . exposed . 4 . Note that the front wheel transmission and rear tine 4 . Remove all vegetation , string , wire , and other transmission are one common reservoir . When you material that may have accumulated on the axle add to the front transmission , you must wait a short between the inside set of tines and the seal on the period of time for the 00 grease to flow rearward and transmission housing . equalize in both front and rear . The dipstick will read 5 . Tip the tiller back to a level position . correctly on level ground for both gear units . 6 . Replace spark plug wire . dipstick gear case dipstick hole transmission cover plate When replacing grease , the tiller transmission holds 18 - 22 ounces . DO NOT OVERFILL . Page 20 Reproduction for Not
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Storage 5 . Remove spark plug , pour one ounce of SAE 30 oil PREPARE FOR STORAGE into spark plug hole . Follow the steps below to prepare your tiller for storage . 6 . Plug hole and pull starter cord slowly to distribute oil Read your engine manual for detailed instructions on evenly in cylinder head area . preparing the engine for storage . 7 . Reinstall spark plug . 1 . Protect wheels and axles from rust : 8 . Transport unit to a suitable storage location . If you - Loosen locking bolt inside wheel . Slide wheel have chosen to use a fuel stabilizer and have not toward machine . drained the fuel system , follow all safety instructions - Coat the axles lightly with axle grease . and storage precautions in this manual to prevent the possibility of fire from the ignition of gasoline fumes . - Move wheel back into position and snug locking Remember , gasoline fumes can travel to distant bolt . Back off locking bolt 1 / 16 turn and lock jam sources of ignition and ignite , causing risk of nut . explosion and fire . 2 . Drain fuel system completely following engine 9 . If there is any possibility of unauthorized use or manufacturer's instructions or add fuel stabilizer to tampering , remove the spark plug and store it in a prevent fuel from gumming up during extended safe place before storing the rototiller unit away . Be storage period . sure to plug the spark plug hole to prevent foreign 3 . While engine is still warm , drain the oil from the material from entering . engine . Refill with fresh oil of the recommended grade . WARNING 4 . Clean external surfaces , engine and cooling fan . 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 . Page 21 Reproduction for Not
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Troubleshooting and Repair TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE WARNING While normal care and routine maintenance will extend Practice safety at all times . Engine must be turned the life of your rototiller , prolonged or constant use may off and allowed to cool , and spark plug wire must eventually require that service be performed to allow it be disconnected and secured before attempting to continue operating properly . The troubleshooting any maintenance or repair . guide below lists the most common problems , causes Failure to comply with this safety requirement can and remedies . result in serious personal injury to you or bystanders . PROBLEM REMEDY / ACTION Engine will not start Add gas to gas tank . Connect spark plug wire to spark plug Throttle must be positioned at choke for a cold start ( see page 13 for instructions ) Clean or replace air cleaner Engine runs rough , floods during operation Drain old fuel and replace with fresh . Use gas stabilizer Engine is hard to start at end of season Make sure spark plug wire is securely attached to spark plug Drive safety control levers must be released to neutral to start the engine Engine misses or lacks power Raise the tines for shallower tilling by lowering the depth regulator lever , see page 12 Remove and clean fuel tank Clean or replace air cleaner Improper carburetor adjustment , take to authorized Briggs & Stratton service center Replace spark plug and adjust gap Drain and refill gas tank and carburetor Engine will not stop when throttle control is positioned See engine manual to check and adjust throttle linkage at stop Tiller moves forward during starting Drive safety control levers must be released to neutral to start the engine Tiller is difficult to control when tilling ( machine jumps Lock wheels in tilling position , see page 10 or lurches forward ) Raise the tines for shallower tilling by lowering the depth regulator lever , see page 12 Tines turn , wheels do not turn Lock wheels in tilling position , see page 10 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 , see page 12 Page 22 Reproduction for Not
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Troubleshooting and Repair PROBLEM REMEDY / ACTION Belts squeal in neutral and / or reverse 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 Adjust tabs on the reverse belt guide Belts squeal in forward operation - turn engine off and allow muffler to cool - disconnect spark plug wire and secure from spark plug neutral - release drive safety control levers to - 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 Remove vegetation by following instructions in Clean during tilling Tine Axle Shaft on page 20 of Maintenance & Storage section . FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Check transmission fluid and fill if needed by following instructions on page 20 Page 23 Reproduction for Not
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Specifications FEATURES 7 - HP Briggs & Stratton Engine ( 7016RT ) 6 - HP Briggs & Stratton Engine ( 6016RT ) Tractor Type Pneumatic Tires All Gear Drive Transmission Handlebar Height Adjustment Forward / Reverse Control Functional Depth Regulator System Wheel Lockout Control ( 7016RT ) Wheel Lockpins ( 6016RT ) Drive Safety Control Levers Self Cleaning Bolo Tines ( 7016RT ) Double Bolo Tines ( 6016RT ) Bumper Guard ( 7016RT ) Hiller - Furrower Attachment ( 7016RT ) Technical Manuals Additional Technical Literature Available Additional copies of this manual are available , as well as fully illustrated parts lists . These manuals show all of the product’s components in exploded views ( 3D illustrations which show the relationship of parts and how they go together ) as well as part numbers and quantities used . Important assembly notes and and torque values are also included . Technical manuals can be downloaded from : www.simplicitymfg.com www.snapper.com . Page 24 Reproduction for Not
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