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Owner'sManual TILLERS • Safety • Assembly • Controls • Operation • Maintenance • Parts List Model 122O8 Models Model 12217 - 3.5HP TUFFY ® 12208 - 4.5 HPSuperTUFFY ® Model 12209 - 5.5HP BRONCOTM 12210 12210 - 6.5HP SuperBRONCOTM GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED
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Tableof Contents Dear Owner : SECTION1 : SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 You now own one of the finest standard - rotating - tine tillers available . Your new tiller allows you to till and cultivate your Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 gardenwith ease , and accomplish dozensof other property SECTION2 : ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 management projects as well . Your tiller is famous for its ruggedness , performance and high - quality engineering . We AttachHandlebar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 know you'll enjoy using it . Move Tiller Off Shipping Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Install ForwardClutch Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pleasecarefully readthis Manual . It tells you how to safely Install ReverseClutch Cable ( Models 12209 / 12210 ) . . . . . . . . . 9 and easily assemble , operate and maintain your machine Check Level of Transmission GearOil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ( four tiller models are covered in this Manual . . . be sure to use only the information appropriate to your tiller model ) . Add Motor 0il to Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Besure thatyou and any other operators carefully follow Check Hardwarefor Tightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 the recommended safety practices at all times . Failure to CheckAir Pressurein Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 do so could result in personal injury or property damage . SECTION3 : FEATURES & CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Of course , if you should ever haveany problems or Wheel Drive Pins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 questions , please contact your local authorized dealer or Forward Clutch Bail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 call the Factory ( see backcover of this Manual ) . We want to ReverseClutch Control ( Models 12209 / 12210 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 be sure that you are completely satisfied at all times . Depth Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 NOTE : Besure to fill out and return the Warranty Registra - Handlebar Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 tion Card that was supplied with this Manual . SECTION4 : OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Break - in Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Starting and Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 See Back Cover for Operating the Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Customer Service Information TillingTips & Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Power Composting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Loading and Unloading the Tiiier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SECTION5 : MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Safety Alert Symbol Required MaintenanceSchedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tiller Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 manual and on the unit to alert you to , _ . This is a safetyalert symbol . It is used in thisol , Checkfor Oil Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 potential hazards . When you seethis symb Check Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 read and obey the messagethat follows it . CheckTire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Failureto obey safety messagescould result in personal Transmission GearOil Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 injury or property damage . Bolo Tines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Checking and Adjusting Forward Drive Belt Tension . . . . . . . . . . 22 Forward Clutch Bail Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Checking and Adjusting ReverseDrive Belt This machine meets voluntary safety standard B71 . 8 Tension ( Models 12209 / 1221g ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 - 1996 , which is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Engine Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Equipment Institute , Inc . , and is published by the Air CleanerService . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 American National Standards Institute . Engine Oil Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Spark Plug Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Spark Arrester Screen Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Carburetor / Governor Control Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Off Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WARNING Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Tiller Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause PARTSLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . CUSTOMERSERVICEINFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
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SPARKARRESTERWARNINGTO RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIAAND SEVERAL OTHERSTATES Under CaIifornia law , and under the laws of severalother states , you are not permitted to operate an internal combustion engineusing hydrocarbon fuels on any forest , brush , hay , grain , or grass covered land ; or Iand coveredby any flammable agricultural crop without an engine spark attester in continuous effective working order . The engine on the unit is an internal combustion enginewhich burns gasoline , a hydrocarbon fuel , and must beequipped with a spark arrester muffler in continuous effective working order . The spark arrester must beattached to the engineexhaust system in such a manner that flames or heat from the system will not ignite flammable material . Failureof the owner / operator of the unit to comply with this regulation is a misdemeanor under California law ( and other states ) and may also be a violation of other state and / or federal regulations , laws , ordinances or codes . Contactyour local fire marshal or forest service for specific information about which regulations apply in your area . 5 . Do not till near underground electric 7 . Nevermake adjustments when engine Training cables , telephone lines , pipes or hoses . If is running ( unless recommended by 1 . Carefully readthis in doubt , contact your telephone or utility manufacturer ) . Owner's Manual , the company . separateEngineOwner's Operation Manual , and any other literature you may 6 . Warning : HandlefueI with care ; it is highly flammable and its vapors are receive . Bethoroughly familiar with the 1 . Do not put hands or feet near or under controls and the proper use of the tiller explosive . Besure to take the following rotating parts . and its engine . Know how to stop the unit precautions : 2 . Exerciseextreme caution when on or and disengage the controls quickly . a , Store fueI in containers specifically crossing gravel drives , walks , or roads . 2 . Never allow children to operate the designed for this purpose , Stay alert for hidden hazardsor traffic . Do tiller . Neverallow adults to operate the b , The gas cap shall never be removed not carry passengers . tiller without proper instruction . or fuel added while the engine is 3 . After striking a foreign object , stop the running . Allow the engineto coot 3 . Keepthe areaof operation clear of all engine , remove the wire from the spark for several minutes before adding persons , particularly children and pets . plug wire and prevent it from touching fuel . 4 . Keepin mind that the operator or user the spark plug . Thoroughly inspect the C . Keepmatches , cigarettes , cigars , is responsible for accidents or hazards machine for any damageand repair the pipes , openflames , and sparks occurring to other people , their property , damage before restarting and operating awayfrom the fuel tank and fuel and themselves . the machine . container . 4 . Exercisecaution to avoid slipping or d . Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme Preparation falling . care . Neverfill fuel tank indoors . 1 . Thoroughly inspect the areawhere the 5 . If the unit should start to vibrate abnor - Use afunnel or spout to prevent tiller is to be used and remove all foreign spillage . mally , stop the engine , disconnect the objects . spark plug wire and prevent it from e . ReplacealI fuel tank and container touching the spark plug , and check 2 . Besure all tiller controls are released caps securely . immediately for the cause . Vibration is and both wheels are in the Wheel Drive I . If fuel is spilled , do not attempt to generally a warning of trouble . position before starting the engine . start the engine , but move the machine awayfrom the areaof 6 . Stop the engine , disconnect the spark 3 . Do not operate the tiller without spillage and avoid creating any plug wire and prevent it from touching wearing adequateouter garments . Avoid source of ignition until fuel vapors the spark plug wheneveryou leavethe loose garments or jewelry that could get havedissipated . operating position , before unclogging the caught in moving parts . tines , or when making any repairs , adjust - 4 . Do not operatethe tiller when barefoot ments or inspections . or wearing sandals , sneakers , or light footwear . Wear protective footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces .
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Section1 : Safety 25 . Pleaseremember : You can always c . Useslower enginespeeds . 7 . Takeall possible precautions when stop the tines and wheels by releasing the leaving the machine unattended . Stop the d . Clear the tilling area of all large ForwardClutch Bailor on ModeIs 12209 engine . Disconnect spark plug wire and stones , reotsand other debris . and 12210 the ReverseClutch control , move it away from the spark plug . Be e . Avoidusingdownwardpressure ( whichever control is engaged ) , or by sure both wheels are in the Wheel Drive onhandlebars . If needbe , use moving the ignition switch and / or throttle position . slight upwardpressureto keep the control leveron the engineto " OFF " or tines from diggingtoo deeply . 8 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspect - " STOP " . ing , stop the engineand makecertain all f . Beforecontactinghard packedsoil 26 . To loador unloadthe tiller , see the moving parts have stopped . Disconnect atthe end of a row , reduce engine instructions in Section 4 of this Manual . the spark plugwire and prevent it from speedand lift handlebarsto raise touching the spark plug to prevent acci - tines out ofthe soil . 27 . Useextreme caution when reversing dental starting . or pulling the machine towards you . In an emergency , stoptines and g . wheels by releasing whichever 9 , The flap on the tine hood must be 28 . Start the engine carefully according to clutchcontrolis engaged . Do not down when operating the tiller . instructions and with feet well away from attemptto restrainthe tiller . the tines . 10 . Neveruse the tiller unless proper 15 . Do not overload the tiller's capacity guards , plates , or other safety protective 29 . Never pick up or carry a machine devices are in place . by attempting to till too deeply at too fast while the engine is running . a rate , 11 . Do not run engine in an enclosed Maintenance and Storage area . Engineexhaust contains carbon 16 . Neveroperate the tiller at high monoxide gas , a deadly poison that is transport speeds on hard or slippery 1 . Keepthe tiller , attachments and acces - surfaces . Look behind and use care when odorless , colorless , and tasteless . sories in safe working condition . backing up . 12 . Keepchildren and pets away . 2 . Checkall nuts , bolts , and screws at 17 . Do not operatethe tiller on a slope frequent intervaIsfor proper tightness te 13 . Heveroperatethe tiller under that is too steepfor safety . When on be sure the equipment is in safeworking enginepower it the wheels are in the slopes , slow down and make sure you condition . Freewheelposition . In the Freewheel havegood footing , Neverpermit the tiller position , the wheels will not hold the tiller 3 . Neverstore the tiller with fuel in the te freewheel down slopes . back andthe revolving tines could propel fuel tank inside a building where ignition the ti ! ler rapidly , possibly causing toss of 18 . Neverallow bystanders near the unit . sources are presentsuch as bet water control . Always engagethe wheeIs with and space heaters , furnaces , clothes 19 . Only use attachments and acces - the wheel drive pins in the Wheel Drive dryers , stoves , electric motors , etc . ) . sories that are approved by the manufac - position before starting the engine or Allow engineto cool before storing in any turer of the tiller . engaging the tines / wheels with the enclosure . 20 . Usetiller attachments and acces - Forward Clutch Bail ( all Models ) or the 4 . To reduce the chances of afire hazard , sories when recommended . ReverseClutch control ( Models keepthe engine free of grass , leaves , or 12209 / 12210 only ) . 21 . Neveroperate the tiller without good excessivegrease . visibility or light . 14 . Be aware that the tiller may unex - 5 . Store gasoline in a cool , welI - ventilated pectedlybounceupwardorjump 22 . Neveroperate the tiIIer if you are area , safely awayfrom any spark - er forwardif the tinesshouldstrike tired , or under the influence of alcohol , flame - producing equipment . Store extremely hardpackedsoil , frozen drugs or medication . gasoline in an approved container , safely ground , or buried obstacleslike large 23 . Operators shall not tamper with the away from the reach of children . stones , roots , or stumps . If in doubt engine - governor settings on the machine ; 6 . Referto the Maintenance sections of aboutthe tilling conditions , always use the governor controls the maximum safe this Manual and the separate Engine the following operatingprecautionsto operating speed to protect the engine and Owner's Manual for instructions if the assist youin maintainingcontrolof the all moving parts from damage caused by tiller is to be stored for an extended tiller : overspeed . Authorized service shall be period . a . Walk behindandto oneside of the sought if a problem exists . 7 . Never perform maintenance while the tiller , usingone handon the han - 24 . Do not touch engine parts which may engine is running or the spark plug wire dlebars . Relaxyour arm , but use a be hot from operation . Let parts cool is connected , except when specifically securehandgrip . down sufficiently . instructed to do so . b . Use shallower depthregulator settings , workinggradually 8 . If the fuel tankhas to be drained , do deeper with each pass . this outdoors . 4
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Section1 : Safety Decals For your safety and the safety of others , various safety andopera - ForwardClutchBail ReverseClutchControl tional decals arelocated on your OperatingInstruction OperatingInstruction unit ( seeFigure 1 ) . ( Models12209 / 12210 ) Keepthe decals clean and legible at all times . Contact your local service dealer or the factory for StartingStabilization replacementsif any decals are Message ( on engine ) damagedor missing . Referto the Parts List pages in this Manual for decal locations , descrip - WarningMessages tions and part numbers . HotSurfaces / MovinBgelts Warning ( onbeltcover ) Figure 1 : Locationof Safety and OperatingDecals ( 5.5HP Model shown ) , R OperatingSymbols I " 1 I ÷ l Various symbols ( shown here , with word CHOKE CHOKE REVERSE ROTATING descriptionsa ) reusedonthetillerandengine . ON OFF TINES Yourunitmaynothaveallofthe symbols . BAIL BAIL ENGAGED DISENGAGED LEVERDIRECTION FAST SLOW STOP TILLER DIRECTION TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY : • READTHEOWNER'SMANUAL . • KNOWLOCATIONSAND FUNCTIONSOF ALLCONTROLS , • KEEPALL SAFETYDEVICESAND SHIELDS IN PLACEAND WORKING . • NEVERALLOWCHILDRENOR UNINSTRUCTEDADULTSTO OPERATETILLER . • SHUT OFFENGINEAND DISCONNECTSPARKPLUGWIRE BEFOREMANUALLYUNCLOG - GINGTINES OR MAKINGREPAIRS . • KEEPBYSTANDERSAWAY FROM MACHINE . • KEEPAWAY FROM ROTATINGPARTS . • USE EXTREMECAUTIONWHENREVERSINGORPULLINGTHEMACHINETOWARDSYOU .
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Assembly Tools / MaterialsNeeded listed below ( contact your local dealer or the factory if any items are missing or for Assembly To prevent personal injury or property damaged ) . NOTE : Usethe screw length ( 1 ) 3 / 8 " open - end wrench * damage , do not start the engine until template ( Fig . 2 - 1 ) to identify screws . ( 2 ) 7 / 16 " open - end wrench * all assembly steps are complete and you have read and understand the ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " open - end wrench * LooseParts List satety and operatinginstructionsin this ( 2 ) 9 / 16 ° open - end wrench * mannal . Qty . Description ( 1 ) Large adjustable wrench ( Models 1 Handlebar Support ( seeA , Fig . 2 - 2 , 12209 / 12210 only ) page7 ) ( 1 ) Scissors ( to trim plastic ties ) Introduction 1 HandlebarAssembly ( see K , Fig . 2 - 2 ) ( 1 ) Ruler ( for belt tension check ) The following itemsbag : Carefullyfollow these assembly steps to are in the hardware ( 1 ) Block of wood ( to support tiller correctly prepare your tiller for use . It is 1 Slotted hd . screw , # 10 - 24 x 2 " when removing wheels ) recommended that you read this Section 1 Hexhd . screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge ( for models with in its entirety before beginning assembly . 6 Hex hd . screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 " pneumatic tires ) NOTE : Various tiller models are presented 2 Hex hd . screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 " ( 1 ) Cleanoil funnel in this Manual . Use only the information 2 Flatwasher , 3 / 8 " appropriate for your tiller model . ( 1 ) Clean . high - quality motoroil . Refer 6 Split Iockwasher , 5 / 16 " to the Engine Owner's Manual for 1 Hexlocknut , 1 / 4 " - 20 motor oil specifications and quantity Inspectunit 6 Hexnut , 5 / 16 " - 18 required , Inspectthe unit and carton for damage 1 Hex nut , # 10 - 24 Adjustable wrenches may be used . immediately after delivery , Contactthe 2 Hexlocknut , 3 / 8 " - 16 carrier ( trucking company ) if you find or 1 Spring , cable ( see W , Fig . 2 - 5 , suspect damage . Inform them of the page8 ) damageand request instructions for filing 1 Bracket , forward clutch cable ( see a claim . To protect your rights , put your P , Fig . 2 - 4 , page8 ) claim in writing and mail a copy to the carrier within 15 days after the unit has beendelivered . Contact us at the factory if IMPORTANT : Motor oil must be addedto you needassistance in this matter . the engine crankcasebefore the engine is started . Follow the instructions in this STEP 1 : Unpacking Instructions " Assembly " Section and in the separate NOTE : Becareful not to severely bend any Engine Owner's Manual of the control cableson the unit . 1 . Removeany cardboard inserts and NOTE : LEFTand RIGHTsides of the tiller packagingmaterial from the carton . are as viewed from the operator's Removeany staples from the bottom of position behind the handlebars . the carton and remove the carton . 2 . The tiller is heavy ( approximately 133 Ibs . ) . Do not attempt to remove it from the shipping platform until instructed to do so in these " Assembly " steps . Figure2 - 1 : Toidentify lengthofscrew , placescrewontemplateasshownand 3 . Remove all unassembled partsand measuredistancebetweenbottomofscrew the separate hardware bagfrom the headandtip ofscrew , carton . Checkthat you havethe items 6
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Section2 : Assembly STEP2 : Attach Handlebar 1 . Looselyattach the two legs of the handlebar support ( A , Fig . 2 - 2 ) to the inner sides of the tiller frame using two 3 / 8 " - 16 x 3 / 4 " bex hd , screws ( B ) , 3 / 8 " flat washers ( C ) and 3 / 8 " - 16 bex Iocknuts ( D ) . 2 . There arethree height adjustment holes in the two handlebar support brackets ( E and F , Fig . 2 - 2 ) . Choosea setting that will positionthe handlebars at approximately waist level when the tines are 3 " - 4 " into the soil . Loosely attach the support brackets to the handlebarsupport ( A ) using two 5 / ! 6 " - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 " screws ( G ) , G 5 / 16 " split Iockwashers ( H ) and 5 / 16 " - 18 bex nuts ( I ) . NOTE : If a support bracket will not move , loosen attaching screw ( J ) and nut . 3 . Attach the handlebarassembly ( K ) to the handlebar support ( A ) using four 5 / 16 " - 18 × 1 - 1 / 2 " screws ( G ) , 5 / 16 " split Iockwashers ( H ) and 5 / 16 " - 18 hex nuts ( I ) . Tighten the four screws securely . G 4 . Tighten all handlebarmounting hardware securely . STEP3 : Move Tiller Off Shipping J Platform " ' _ B H To movethe tiller without the engine running , put the wheels in the C FREEWHEELposition , as described below , D 1 . Usea sturdy block under the transmis - sion to raise one wheel about ! " off the Fig . 22 : Attachhandlebar ( 5,5HPModelshown ) . ground , 2 . Removethe hairpin cotter ( L , Fig . 2 - 3 ) and wheel drive pin ( M ) . Slidethe wheel inward on the wheel shaft ( N ) . Reinstall the wheel drive pin through the wheel shaft only ( not through the wheel hub ) I and secure it with the hairpin cotter ( push hairpin cotter in as far as it will go ) . Repeatwith the other wheel . \ 3 . Using the handlebar as a lever , roll the tiller to afiat area . L IMPORTANT : Before starting the engine , N0 the wheels must be placed in the WHEEL DRIVE position ( pins through wheel hubs and wheel shaft ) . This procedure is described in " Wheel Drive Pins " in Fig . 2 - 3 : Wheel in FREEWHEELposition Section 3 , ( wheel drivepin throughwheel shaft only ) .
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Section2 : Assembly STEP4 : Install ForwardClutch Cable R 1 . Attach the forward clutch cable bracket ( P , Fig . 2 - 4 ) to the handlebarsupport ( A ) with a 1 / 4 " - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 " hex hd . screw ( R , Fig . 2 - 4 ) and 1 / 4 " - 20 hex Iocknut ( S ) . Tighten securely , 2 . Carefully unwrap the forward clutch cable ( cable without a knob ) from its shipping position andslide the thin cable wire ( T , Fig . 2 - 4 ) into the slot in the cable bracket , Push the cable connector ( U , Fig . 2 - 4 ) upthrough the hole in the bracket until the groove in the connector snaps into place . 3 . Insert the # 10 - 24 x 2 " slotted hd . screw ( V , Fig . 2 - 5 ) into the cable spring ( W ) until the Fig . 2 - 4 : Installing forward clutchcable bracket andcable . screw threads extendthrough the spring . 4 . Thread the # 10 - 24 hex nut ( Z , Fig , 2 - 5 ) halfway onto the screw ( V ) , 5 . Thread the screw into the cable adjuster ( X ) . 6 . Hook the cable spring ( W , Fig . 2 - 6 ) into the " V " - shaped bend in the Forward Clutch Bail ( Y ) . w - - [ 7 . Checkfor correct tension on the forward drive belt by taking two measurements of the cable spring , as follows : a . With the Forward Clutch Bail ( Y , Fig . 2 - 6 ) in an open ( released ) position , measurethe Z - - V length of the cable spring ( W ) from the outermost coil to the outermost coil , X - - b . Lift and hold the ForwardClutch Bail against the handlebar ( see Fig . 2 - 7 ) and re - measure Fig . 2 - 6 . Installforwardclutchcable . the length of the coils while the spring is Fig . 2 - 5 : Assemble under tension . The belt tension is correct if springandadjuster . this second measurement is between 1 / ! 6 " - to - 3 / 16 " longerthan the first measurement . If so , turn the hex nut ( Z , Fig . 2 - 7 ) tightly againstthe cable adjuster ( X ) while prevent - ing the adjuster from turning . c . If the spring length is incorrect , you must adjust the cable tension as described in " Checking and Adjusting Forward Drive Belt Tension " in Section 5 . Incorrect tension on the forward drive belt can result in belt slippage ( tension too loose ) or un } ntentional tine movement when the clutch bail is in Neutral ( tension too tight ) . Fig . 2 - 7 : To checkforward belt tension , take two measurementsof the overall lengthof the coils in the spring - first with theclutch bail open , then withthe clutchbait closedagainst the handlebar .
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Section2 : Assembly 4 . Fastenthe reverseclutch cable to the STEP5 : Install ReverseClutch left side handlebarwith a cable tie ( EE , Cable ( Models12209 / 12210 ) Fig . 2 - 9 ) . 1 . Unwrapthe reverse clutch cable ( cable 5 . Test the function of the reverse clutch with a knob , a large hex nut and a bracket cable by pulling the knob out and attachedto it ) from its shipping position releasing it . The knob should return to its and route the cable ( CC , Fig . 2 - 8 and Fig . neutral position ( resting against bracket ) . 2 - 9 ) up to the handlebar . Besure that the If it doesn't , contact your local dealeror cable is routed beneaththe Forward the factory for technical assistance . Clutch Bail . Fig . 2 - 10 : Adjust DepthRegulator Lever . 2 . Removethe two self - tapping screws STEP6 : CheckLevelof ( AA , Fig . 2 - 8 ) from the handlebars , TransmissionGear Oil position the reverse cable mounting bracket ( BB , Fig . 2 - 8 ) as shown , and The transmission was filled with gear oil reinstall the two self - tapping screws . at the factory , However , you should check the gear oil level to makecertain it is 3 . Insertthe cable ( CC ) through the slot in correct . the cable bracket and position the threaded assembly so that the flat side is aligned IMPORTANT : Do not operate the tiller if with the flat side of the mounting hole . the gear oil level is low . Doing so will Slide the largehex nut ( DD ) up the cable result in severedamage to the transmis - and tighten it securely . sion components . 1 . With the tiller on levelground , puII the Depth Regulator Lever ( FF , Fig . 2 - 10 ) Fig . 2 - 11 : Removegear oil fill plug . back and then a ! l the way up until the lowest notch in the lever is engaged . 2 . Removethe oil fill plug ( GG , Fig , 2 - 11 ) 4 . Move the Depth Regulator Lever all from the transmission housing cover and the way down until the highest notch is locate the main drive shaft situated inside engaged . This placesthe tines in the the housing . " travel " position . 3 . The gear oil level is correct if the gear oil is approximately halfway up the side of STEP 8 : Check Hardware for the main drive shaft . Tightness 4 . If the gear oil level is low , add gear oil Checkall nutsandscrewsfortightness , by referring to " A . To Checkthe Transmis - sion GearOil Level " in Section 5 , Flat Side STEP9 : CheckAir Pressurein Fig . 2 - 8 : Install reverse cable bracketand STEP7 : AddMotor Oilto Engine Tires ( unitswith pneumatictires ) reverse clutchcable . Thetiller is shipped withoutoil in the If the tires are equipped with air valves , engine . check the air pressure with atire gauge . Deflate or inflate the tires equally to 15 - IMPORTANT : Do not start the engine to - 20 PSI ( pounds per square inch ) . Be without first adding motoroiL Severe sure that both tires are inflated equally or engine damage will result if the engine is the unit will pull to one side . run without oil . 1 . Referto the separate EngineOwner's Manual for engine oil specifications and IMPORTANT : This completes the capacities , assembly steps . Before operating your 2 . With the tiller on level ground , move tiller , makesure you read the following the Depth Regulator Lever ( FF , Fig . 2 - 10 ) Sections in this Manual , as well as the up or down until the engine is level . separateEngineOwner's Manual : 3 . Add motor oil as described in the * Section 1 : " Safety " Engine Owner's Manual . • Section 3 : " Features and Controls " Fig . 2 - 8 : Routereverseclutchcable ( CC ) as shown . Attachwithcabletie ( EE ) . • Section 4 : " Operation " 9
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Featuresand Controls Before operating your machine , carefully read and understand oil safety , controls and operating instruc - tions in this Manual , the separate Engine Owner's Manual , and on the decalson the machine . \ Forward Reverse Clutch Failure to follow these instructionscan ClutchBail Control ( Models result in serious personalinjury . 12209 / 12210 ) ulator Introduction Adjustment This section describes the location and function of the controls on your tiller . Drive Pin Refer to the following section ( on each wheel ) " Operation " for detailed operating instructions . Figure 3 - 1 : Featuresand controls ( 5.5HP Model shown ) Practice using these controls , with the engine shut off , until you understand the operation of the controls andfeel confident with each of them . IMPORTANT : Refer to the separate To Place the Wheels in WHEELDRIVEor Before starting the engine , put both engine manufacturer's EngineOwner's FREEWHEEL : wheels in the WHEELDRIVEposition by Manual for information about the inserting the Wheel Drive Pins through controls on the engine . the wheel hubs and the wheel shaft . This " locks " the wheels to the wheel shaft , Do not place the tiller on its side when Wheel Drive Pins causing the wheels to turn when either changing the wheel drive positions as the Forward Clutch Bailor the Reverse doing so could result in gasoline Clutch Control ( Models 12209 / 1221O ) is leakingfromthe fuel tank ° engaged . Never allow either of the wheels to be Failure to follow this instruction could Usethe FREEWHEELmode only when the in the FREEWHEELposition when the result in personal injury or property engine is not running . In FREEWHEEL , engine is running , Always put both damage . the Wheel Drive Pins are placed only wheels in the WHEEL DRIVE position through the holes in the wheel shaft ( not before startingthe engine . the wheel hubs ) , thus allowing the wheels 1 . Stop the engine , disconnect the spark Failure to comply could cause loss of to turn freely when the tiller is pushed or plugwire from the spark plug and allow tiller control , property damage , or the engineto cool , pulled by hand , personal injury . 2 . Raiseone wheel off the ground and placea sturdy support under the Eachwheel is equipped with a Wheel transmission . Drive Pin ( A , Figures 3 - 2 and 3 - 3 ) that 3 . Removethe hairpin cotter ( C , Figures secures the wheel to the wheel shaft ( B ) . 3 - 2 and 3 - 3 ) from the wheel drive pin ( A ) . The wheels can be positioned in either a WHEELDRIVEor a FREEWHEELmode . 10
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Section3 : FeaturesandControls 4 . FORWHEELDRIVEmode ( Figure 3 - 2 ) : ReverseClutchControl ( Models Slidethe wheel outward and align the 12209 / 12210 only ) holes in the wheel hub ( D , Figure 3 - 2 ) and Before startingthe engine , be surethat The ReverseClutch Control ( F , Figure 3 - 4 ) the wheeIshaft ( B ) . Insert the wheel drive both wheels are in the WHEEL DRIVE controls the engagementof reversedrive pin ( A ) through the wheel hub andthe position . See " Wheel Drive Pins " for to the wheels and tines . This reversing wheel shaft . Secure the wheel drive pin instructions . feature is usedfor maneuveringthe with the hairpin cotter ( C ) by pushing the Engagingthe Forward ClutchBail or the tiller only - neverengage the tines in hairpin cotter in as far as it will go . Repeat ReverseClutchControl ( if so equipped ) the groundwhile going inthe reverse for the other wheel and then removethe when the wheels are not in the WHEEL direction . support from beneath the transmission . DRIVE positioncould allew the tines to 5 . FORFREEWHEELmode ( Figure 3 - 3 ) : To Operatethe Reverse ClutchControl : rapidly propel the tiller forward or Slide the wheel inward and insert the backward . wheel drive pin ( A , Figure 3 - 3 ) only Failure to comply could cause loss of through the hole in the wheel shaft ( B ) . tiller control , property damage , or • Use extreme cautionwhen reversing Secure the wheel drive pin with the personalinjury . or pullingthe machinetowardsyou . hairpin cotter ( C ) by pushing the hairpin Lookbehind to avoidobstacles . cotter in as far as it will go . Repeatfor the other wheel andthen remove the support • Neverattempt to till in reverse . from beneaththe transmission . Forward Clutch Bail Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury or property TheForwardClutchBail ( E , Figure3 - 4 ) damage . controlsthe engagemenotf forwarddrive to thewheelsandtines . 1 . Put the wheels in the WHEELDRIVE To Operatethe Forward ClutchBail : position ( see the " WARNING " statement 1 . Put the wheels in the WHEELDRIVE at the left ) . position ( see the " WARNING " statement 2 . Stop all tiller motion by releasing the above ) . Forward Clutch Bail . 2 . Lift and hold the bail against the handlebar . The wheels and tines will 3 . Lift up the handlebaruntil the tines rotate in a forward direction . 0 1 clear the ground , look behindyou to avoid any obstacles , and then pull the reverse 3 . Releasethe bail to disengage ( stop ) clutch control knob out . The wheelsand the wheels and tines . All forward motion tines will rotate in a reversedirection . will stop ( the engine will continue to run ) . Figure3 . 2 : WHEELDRIVEposiUon . 4 . Releasethe reverseclutch control knob to disengage ( stop ) the wheelsand tines . All reversemotion will stop ( the engine will continue to run ) . Figur3e - 4 : AllmodelshaveaFonverCdlutch Bai ( lE ) . OnlyModets1220971 _ I0havethe Figure3 - 3 : FREEWHEEpLosition . ReversCelutcChontro ( Fl ) . 11
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Section3 : FeaturesandControls HandlebarHeightAdjustment ENGINECONTROLS DepthRegulatorLever This lever ( G , Figure 3 - 5 ) controls the The handlebar height is adjustableto Referto the engine manufacturer's Engine three different settings ( see Figure 3 - 6 ) . tilling depth of the tines . Pull the lever Owner's Manual ( included in the tiller lit - As a general rule , adjust the handlebars straight back and slide it up or down to erature package ) to identify the controls so they areat waist level when the tines engagethe notched height settings . on your engine . are 3 " - 4 " into the soil . The highest notch ( lever all the way down ) IMPORTANT : The control for stopping the raisesthe tines approximately 1 - 1 / 2 " off engine is located on the engine . To Adjustthe Handlebars : the ground . This " travel " setting allows 1 . Stop the engine , disconnect the spark the tiller to be moved without the tines plug wire from the spark plug and allow digging into the ground . Also use this the engineto cool . setting when starting the engine . 2 . Removethe screws , Iockwashersand Move the leverupward to increasethe nuts , reposition the handlebars , and tilling depth . The lowest notch allows a reinstall the hardware . tilling depth of approximately 6 " , depending on soil conditions . For bestresults , always begintilling at o veryshallow depthsetting and gradually increasethe tilling depth . Travel , _ G Position Figure3 - 6 : Handlebahr eightadjustment . Figure3 - 5 : DepthRegulatorLever ( G ) . • Do notattempt to till toodeeply too quickly . Graduallyworkdownto deeper tilling depths . • Place the Depth Regulator Lever in the " travel " position before starting the engine . This position prevents the tines from touching the ground until youare readyto begintilling . Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury or property damage . 12
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Operation ReverseClutchControl - Models12209 / 12210 ( knobonbackof bracket ) Before operating your machine , carefully read and understandall safety \ ( Section 1 ) , controls ( Section 3 ) and ForwardClutchBail operating instructions ( Section 4 ) in this Manual , in the separate Engine Owner's Manual , and on the decals on the machine . j Depth RegulatorLever Failure to follow these instructionscan result inseriouspersonal injury . - Wheel Drive Pin RecoilStarter ( oneachwheel ) INTRODUCTION Figure4 - 1 Readthis Section of the manual thor - oughly before you start the engine . Then , take the time to familiarize yourself with the basic operation of the tiller before STARTINGANDSTOPPING using it in the garden . Find an open , level THEENGINE area and practice using the tiller controls GASOLINEIS HIGHLYFLAMMABLEAND Pra - StartChecklist without the tines engaging the soil ( put ITS VAPORSAREEXPLOSIVE . tines in " travel " setting ) . Only after Makethe following checks and perform Follow gasoline safety rules in this you've become completely familiar with the following services before starting the Manual ( see Section 1 ) and in the the tiller should you begin using it in the engine . separateEngineOwner'sManual . garden , 1 . Readthe " Safety " and " Controls " Failure to follow gasoline safety Sections in this Manual . Readthe instructions can result in serious separateEngineOwner's Manual provided personalinjury and propertydamage . BREAK - IN OPERATION by the engine manufacturer . Perform the following maintenance 2 . Checkthat the wheels are in the during the first hours of new operation WHEELDRIVEposition ( wheel pins must 8 . Fill the fuel tank with gasoline ( see " Maintenance " Section in this bethrough the wheel hubs and the wheel Manual and in the EngineOwner's according to the directions in the separate shaft holes ) . EngineOwner's Manual . Follow all Manual ) . 3 . Check unit for loose or missing instructions and safety rules carefully . 1 . Changeengineoil afterfirst 2 hours of hardware . Service as required . new engine operation . 4 . Check engine oil level , See Engine 2 . Checkfor loose or missing hardware Owner's Manual . on unit . Tighten or replaceas needed . 5 . Checkthat all safety guards and 3 . Checktension on forward drive belt covers are in place . after first 2 hours of operation . 6 . Check air cleaner and engine cooling 4 . Checktransmission gear oiI level after system . SeeEngineOwner's Manual . first 2 hours of operation . 7 . Attach spark plug wire to spark plug . 13
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Section4 : Operation 6 . Put ignition switch and ! or throttle 2 . Put the Depth Regulator Lever in the Starting the Engine control lever on engine in " ON " , " RUN " , " travel " position ( lever ail the way down ) The following steps describe how to start so that the tines are clear of the ground . " FAST " or " START " position as instructed and stop the engine . Do notattempt to Usethis position when practicing with in the separate EngineOwner's Manual . engagethe tinesor wheels until you your tiller or when moving to or from the 7 . Choke or prime engine as instructed in have read all of the operatinginstruc - garden . When you are ready to begin the separateEngineOwner's Manual , tions inthis Section . Also review tilling , you must movethe Depth the safetyrules in Section1 : " Safety " 8 . Placeone hand on the fuel tank to Regulator Lever to the desired depth andthe tiller andengine controls stabilize the unit when you pullthe starter setting ( see " Tilling Tips & Techniques " ) , informationin Section3 : " Features and handle . Usethe recoil starter rope to start Controls . " the engine as instructed in the separate 3 . Startthe engine and allow it to warm EngineOwner's Manual . When engine up . When warm , put throttle control in starts , gradually move choke lever ( on fast speed setting , engines so equipped ) to " NO CHOKE " , To help prevent serious " CHOKEOFF " or " RUN " position , personal injury or damage to 9 . Usethe " FAST " throttle speed setting equipment : when tilling . * Before starting engine , put both wheels in the WHEELDRIVE position . Never have the wheels in the FREEWHEEL position when the engine is running . When the wheels are in FREEWHEEL , they do not hold back the tiller and the tines could propel the tiller rapidly forward or Keepawayfrom rotatingtines . Rotating Figure4 - 2 : Use one handto guide tiller backward . tines will cause injury . whenmoving forward . • Before starting engine , put Forward ClutchBail ( all Models ) and Reverse 4 . For forward motion of the wheels and Stoppingthe EngineandTiller Clutch Control ( Models 12200 / 12210 tines : only ) in neutral ( disengaged ) 1 . To stop the wheels and fines , release positionsby releasing levers . the ForwardClutch Bail or the Reverse ( a ) Pull the Forward Clutch Bail up and hold it against the handlebar . Release Clutch Control ( on Models 12209 / 12210 ) • Never ruff engine indoors or in the bail to step forward motion of the - whichever control is in use , enclosed , poorly ventilated areas . wheels and tines . Engine exhaust contains carbon 2 . To stop the engine , putthe ignition switch and / or the throttle control lever on monoxide , an odorless and deadly ( b ) As the tiller moves forward , relax and let the wheels pull the unit along while gas . the engine in the " OFF " or " STOP " the tines dig . Walk behind and a little position . • Avoid engine muffler and nearby to one side of the tiller . Usea light areas . Temperatures in these areas but secure grip with one hand on the may exceed 150OF . OPERATINGTHE TILLER handlebars , but keepyour arm loose . SeeFigure 4 - 2 . Let the tiller move The following pages provide guidelines to aheadat its own paceand do not push using your tiller effectively and safely in down on the handlebars to try and various gardening applications . Besure 1 . Complete the " Pre - Start Checklist " on force the tiller to dig deeper - this to read " Tilling Tips & Techniques " in this the previouspage . takesweight off the wheels , reduces Section before you actually putthe tines 2 . Put the wheels in the WHEELDRIVE into the soil . traction , and causes the tines to try position ( see " Wheel Drive Pins " in and propelthe tiller . Section 3 ) . This is a traditional " standard - rotating - - tine " ( SRT ) tiller with forward rotating 3 . Put the Depth Regulator Lever in the tines . It operates completely differently " travel " position ( lever all the way down ) from " counter - rotating - tine " ( CRT ) tillers so that the tines are clear of the ground . or from front - tine tillers . 4 . Releaseall controls on the tiller . 1 . Followthe " Pre - Start Checklist " onthe 5 . If engine is equipped with a fuel valve , previouspage . Besure that the wheels turn valve to open positionas instructed are in the WHEELDRIVEposition . in the separateEngine Owner's Manual , 14
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Section4 : Operation Turning the Tiller Around Donot pushdown onthe handlebarsto try to make the tiller till moredeeply . This preventsthe wheelsfrom holding the tiller backand can allow the tines to rapidly propelthe tiller forward , which could result in lossof control , propertydamage , or personalinjury . 5 . For reversemotion of the wheels and tines ( Models 12209 / 12210 only ) : Figure 4 - 3 : Raise tines offgroundand look ( a ) Look behind and exercise caution behind when moving in reverse . ( Models when operating in reverse . Donottill 12209 and 12210 havepoweredreverse . Models 12208 and 12217 can be " fish - while in reverse . Figure 4 - 4 : Tobegin turn , lift handlebars tailed " backwardmanually for a short until engine and tines are balanced over ( b ) Stop all forward motion before distance , or rolled backwardwhen wheels wheels . Be suretines are out of ground , reversing . Lift the handlebarswith one are in FREEWHEEL . ) hand until the tines are off the ground and then pull the ReverseClutch ( c ) With the tiller balanced , push sideways Control knob out to engagereverse on the handlebarto move the tiller in motion ( see Figure 4 - 3 ) . To stop the direction of the turn ( Figure 4 - 5 ) . reverse motion , let go of the Reverse After completing the turn , slowly lower Clutch Control knob . the tines into the soil to resumetilling . NOTE : To movethe Models 12208 / 12217 in reversefor short distances , use the Stoppingthe Tiller andEngine following procedure : 1 . To stop the wheels andtines , release the Forward Clutch Bail or the Reverse ( a ) Releasethe Forward Clutch Bail . Clutch Control ( on Models 12209 / 1221O ) ( b ) Tilt the handlebarslightly upward until - whichever control is in use . the tines are out of the soil . 2 . To stop the engine , put the ignition ( c ) Swing the handlebarto the left so the Figure 4 - 5 : Withtiller balanced over switch and / or the throttle control lever on right wheel takes a " step " backward . wheels ( and tines out of the ground ) , the engine in the " OFF " or " STOP " Next move the handlebarto the right so push handlebarssideways to turn tiller . position . the left wheel takes a " step " backward . ( d ) Repeatto " walk " the tiller rearward , if longer distances needto becovered in reverse , shut off the engine , then place the two wheels in FREEWHEEL , Before filling , contactyourtelephoneor 6 . To Turn the Tiller Around : utilities company and inquire if under - ground equipment or lines are used in ( a ) Practice turning the tiller in a level , your area . Their representative will be open area . Bevery careful to keep glad 1o answer your questions and tell your feet and legs awayfrom the tines . you it any of their equipment or lines ( b ) To make a turn , lift the handlebars are buried underground on your until the engine andtines are balanced property . over the wheels ( Figure4 - 4 ) . The tines must be out of the ground while turning the tiller . 15
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Section4 : Operation Tilling Tips & Techniques • If the garden sizewill not permit Letthetiller dothe work Avoidtilling wet , soggysoil [ engthwiseand then crosswise tilling , Tilling wet soil often results in large , • While tilling , relaxand Ietthe wheels then overlap the first passes by one - hard clumps of soil that can interfere pull the tiller along while the tines do half atiller width , followed by succes - with planting . If time permits , wait a day the digging . Walk on the side that is sive passesat one - quarter width ( see not yet finished ( to avoid making foot - or two after heavyrains to allow the soil Figure4 - 8 ) . prints in the freshly tiiled soil ) and to dry beforetilling . Test the soil by • With planning , you can allow enough lightly , but securely grip the handlebar squeezing it into a ball . If it compresses room betweenrows to cultivate ( see with just one hand . SeeFigure4 - 2 . too easily , it is too wet to till . Figure 4 - 9 ) . Leave room for the hood • Avoid pushing down on the handlebars width , plus enough extra room for Avoid making footprints in an attempt to force the tiller to dig future plant growth . deeper . Doing so takes the weight off When possible , walk on the untilled side the powered wheels , causing them to of the unit to avoid makingfootprints in lose traction . Without the wheels the freshly tilled soil . Footprintscause helping to hold the tiller back , the tines soil compactionthat can hamper root D will attempt to propel the tiller - often penetrationandcontribute to soil erosion . causing the tiller to skip rapidly across They canalso " plant " unwantedweed Figere 4 - 6 _ _ the ground . ( Sometimes , slight seedsbackinto the newlytilled soil . downward pressure on the handlebars will help get through a particularly Choosingcorrectwheel tough section of sod or unbroken andtine speeds ground , but in most cases this won't be With experience , you will find the " just necessaryat all . ) ilUUlUUU UUl right " tilling depth and tilling speed corn bination that is best for your garden . E Tilling depths Set the engine throttle lever at a speed to • Avoid trying to dig too deeply too give the engineadequate power and yet quickly , especially when busting sod or Figure4 - 7 allow it to operate at the slowest possible tilling soil that hasn't been tilled for speed . . . at least until you haveachieved some time . Useshallow depth settings the maximum tiiiing depth you desire . _ q ( only an inch or two deep ) for the first Faster enginespeeds may bedesirable passes through the gardenarea . With when making final passesthrough the each succeeding pass , adjust the depth seedbed or when cultivating . Selection of regulator to dig another inch or two the correct enginespeed , in relation to deeper . ( Watering the garden areaa the tilling depth , will ensure a sufficient few days prior to tilling will make tilling power level to do the job without causinc easier , as will ietting the newly worked the engineto labor . soil set for a day or two before making a final , deeptilling pass . ) • When cultivating ( breaking up the Suggestedtilling patterns Figure 4 - 8 When preparing a seedbed , go over the surface soil around plantsto help same path twice in the first row , then destroy weeds ) , usevery shallow depth overlap one - half the tiller width on the settings to preventinjuryto plantswhose rest of the passes ( see Figure4 - 6 ) . roots oftengrow closeto the surface , if When finished in one direction , makea needed , lift upon the handlebarsslightly second passat a right angle as shown to preventthe tinesfrom diggingtoo in Figure4 - 7 . Overlap each pass for deeply . Cultivatingon a regularbasisnot Figure 4 - 9 best results ( in very hard ground it only eliminatesweeds , it also loosens and aeratesthe soilfor better moisture may take three or four passesto thor - oughly pulverizethe soil ) . absorptionandfaster plantgrowth . ) 16
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Section4 : Operation Tilling Tips & Techniques • Terraces should be only 2 - to - 3 feet Clearingthe tines Tilling on slopes wide . Digging too far into the side of The tines havea self - clearing action If you must garden on sloping ground , the slope will exposepoor subsoil that which helps to eliminate most tangling pleasefollow two very important guide - is unproductive for plants . lines : of debris . However , occasionally dry • To createa terrace , start at the top of grass , stringy stalks or tough vines may 1 . Till only on moderate slopes , never on the slope and work down . Go backand become tangled . Followthese proce - steep inclines where footing is difficult forth across the first row as shown in dures to help avoid tangling and to clear ( review safety rules in the " Safety " Figure4 - 10 . the tines , if necessary . Section of this Manual ) . • To reduce tangling , set the depth • Eachsucceeding lower terrace is 2 . We recommend tilling up and down regulator deepenough to get maximum started by walking below the terrace slopes rather than terracing . Tilling " chopping " action as the tines chop the you're preparing . For addedstability of vertically on a slope allows maximum the tiller , always keep the uphill wheel material againstthe ground . Also , try planting areaand also leavesroom for in the soft , newlytilled soil . Do not till to till under crop residues or cover cultivating . the last 12 " or more of the downhill crops while they are green , moist and IMPORTANT : When tilling on slopes , be tender . outside edge of eachterrace . This sure the correct oil level is maintained in untilled strip helps prevents the • While powercomposting , try swaying the engine ( check every one - half hour of terraces from breaking apart and the handlebars from side to side ( about operation ) . The incline of the slope will washing downhill . It also provides a 6 " to 12 " ) . This " fishtailing " action causethe oil to slant away from its walking path betweenrows . often clears the tines of debris . normal level and this can starve engine • If tangling occurs on models equipped _ artsof required lubrication . Keepthe with a powered reverse , lift the tines engine oil level at the full point at all out of the soil and run the tiller in times ! reversefor a few feet . This reversing A . Tilling up and downslopes : action should unwind a good deal of • To keep soil erosion to a minimum , be debris . sure to add enough organic matter to O _ Af _ _ p _ T • It may be necessaryto remove the the soil so that it has good moisture - debris by hand ( a pocket knife wilt help holding texture and try to avoid leaving you to cut awaythe material ) . footprints or wheel marks . Figure 4 - 1Q • When tilling vertically , try to makethe first passuphill as the tiller digs more deeply going uphill than it does Beforeclearing the tines by hand , stop downhill . In soft soil or weeds , you C . Tilling acrossslopes withoutusing the engine , allow all moving parts to may haveto lift the handlebars slightly terraces : stop and disconnect the spark plug while going uphill . When going wire . • If vertical or terracing gardening aren't downhill , overlap the first pass by practical for you , then you can till Failure to follow this warning could about one - half the width of the tiller . laterally across a slope . We don't resultin personalinjury . really recommend this method as it can B . Terrace Gardening : create unsure footing and invites soil • When a slope is too steep or too short erosion . for vertical tilling , it may benecessary • As interrace gardening , start at the top to till across the slope and create of the slope and overlap the first pass terraced rows . Terraces are rows that by half the width of the tiller . For added are cut into the side of a slope , creating stability of the tiller , always keepthe a narrow , but flat area on which to uphill wheel inthe soft , newly tilled soil . plant . • Ona long slope , you can makeseveral terraces , one below the other . 17
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Section4 : Operation POWERCOMPOSTING After power composting , you may want to • Position the ! oading vehicle so that the plant a " green manure " cover crop to ramp angle is as flat as possible ( the Power composting simply meanstilling protect the soil during the off - season . less incline to the ramp , the better ) . under and burying inthe soil all manner Turn the vehicle's engine off and apply of organic matter such as crop residues , You simply grow a crop of clover , alfalfa , its parking brake . leaves , grass clippings and cover crops . buckwheat , peas , beans , rye grass , grain , • When going up ramps , stand in the This material will decompose during the or kale and then t + + ilt into the soil prior to non - growing seasonand add important the planting season . normal operating positionand push the natural nutrients to the soil . tiller aheadof you . Havea person at each side to turn the wheels . LOADINGANDUNLOADINGTHE • When going down ramps , walk TILLER backward with the tiller following you . When power composting , do not keep Keepalert for any obstacles behindyou . the Depth Regulator Lever at a deep Position a person at each wheel to setting if the tiller jumps or bucks + control the speed of the tiller . Never go If jumpingor buckingoccurs , movethe Loadingand unloadingthe tiller into a down ramps tilter - first , as the tiller could vehicle is potentially hazardous and Depth RegulatorLever down to one of tip forward . we don't recommend doing so unless the shallower settings and then slowly absolutely necessary , as this could • Usewooden blocks to place on the increase the tilling depth on later result in personal injury or property downhill side of the wheels if you need passes + damage . to stop the tiller from rolling down the Failure to comply could result in loss ramp . Also , use the blocks to temporar - of tiller control , property damage or However , if you must load or unload ily keepthe tiller in place on the ramps the tiller , follow the guidelines given personal injury . ( if necessary ) , and to chock the wheels next . in placeafter the tiller is in the vehicle . • When the tiller is in the vehicle , prevent The first place to begin is with crop • Before loading or unloading , stop the residues such as leftover vines , stalks , it from rolling by engagingthe wheels in engine , wait for all parts to stop mov + ng , stems and roots . Power compost these the WHEELDRIVEposition . Chockthe disconnect the spark plug wire and let wheels with blocks and securely tie the crop residuesas soon as they finish the eng + neand muffler cool . tiller down . bearing . The sooner this is done , the better , as tender green matter is easier to • The tiller is too heavy and bulkyto lift till under . Usethe deepestdepth safely by one person . Two or more regulator setting possible without causing people should sharethe load . the engineto labor or the tiller to jump • Usesturdy ramps and manually ( engine ahead . shut off ) roll the tiller into and out of the Standing cornstalks of reasonableheight vehicle . Two or more people are needed can be power composted . Pushing over to do this . ( but not uprooting ) cornstalks will often • Ramps must be strong enough to make it easier for your tiller to chop up support the combined weight of the tiller the stalks . Keepthe tines clear of and any handlers . The ramps should excessivetangling by " fishtailing " or fre - provide good traction to prevent quently using reverse . Makeseveral slipping ; they should have side rails to passes , then return afew days later to guide the tiller along the ramps ; and they finish off any remaining stubble . should have a looking deviceto secure After tilling under crop residues , add more them to the vehicle . organic matter such as leaves , grass • The handlers should wear sturdy clippings andeven kitchen scraps . When footwear that will helpto prevent tilled + ntothe soil , this organic matter will slipping . decompose and add even more important nutrients to the soil . 18
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Maintenance REQUIRED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Before inspecting , cleaning or Before Every Every Asted PROCEDURE Each 10 30 No servicingthe machine , shut off engine , Use Hours Hours wait for all moving partsto come to a complete stop , disconnectspark plug Checkengine oil level And every5 wire and move wire away from spark operating hours plug . Remove ignition key on electric Cleanengine start models . Failure to follow these instructionscan Checkdrive belt tension ± result in serious personal injury or propertydamage . Check nuts and bolts t Changeengine oil Lubricate tiller Service engineair cleaner system t Checkgearoil level in transmission Checktines for wear Checktire pressure ( pneumatic tires only ) Service spark plug * Changemore frequently in dusty or dirty conditions . Changeafter first 2 hours of break - in operation . t Checkafterfirst2hoursofbreak - inoperation . • SeeEngineOwner's Manual for service intervals andinstructions . 19
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Section5 : Maintenance Before inspecting , cleaningor servicing the machine , shutoff engine , wait for all movingpartsto come to a complete stop , disconnectspark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove ignition keyon electric start models . Failure to follow these instructionscan result in seriouspersonal injury orpropertydamage . TILLERLUBRICATION CHECKFOROILLEAKS A . ToChecktheTransmission Proper lubrication of the tiller is an Gear Oil Level : Beforeeach use , check your tiller for 1 . Checkthe gearoil levelwhen the trans - essential part of your maintenance signs of an oil leak - usually a dirty , oily mission is cool . Gearoii will expand in accumulation either on the unit or on the program . After every 10 operating warm operating temperatures and this hours , oil or grease the lubrication points floor where it has beenparked . expansion will provide an incorrect oil shown in Figure 5 - 1 and described A littie seepagearound a cover or oil seal level reading . below . is usually not a causefor alarm . However , 2 . With the tiller on level ground , pull the if the oil drips overnight then immediate Usea good quality lubricating oil ( # 30 Depth Regulator Lever all the way up . attention is neededas ignoring a leak can weight engine oil is suitable ) and a good result in severetransmission damage . 3 . Removethe oil fill plug ( A , Fig . 5 - 2 ) quality general purpose grease ( grease from the transmission housing and locate that has a metal lubricant is preferred , if If acover is leaking , check for loose the main drive shaft situated inside the available ) , screws . If the screws are tight , a new housing . gasket or oiI seal may be required . If the * Removewheels , clean wheel shaft ( A , leak is from around a shaft and oil seal , Fig . 5 - 1 ) and apply thin coating of 4 . The gear oil level is correct if the gear the oil seal probably needsto be replaced . greaseto shaft . oil is approximately halfway up the side of Seeyour authorized dealeror contact the the main drive shaft . • Greaseback , front and sides of depth factory for service or advice . regulator lever ( B , Fig . 5 - t ) . 5 . If the gear eli level is low , add gearoil IMPORTANT : Neveroperate the tiller if the as described next . If the gear oil level is • Removetines , clean tine shafts ( C , Fig . transmissionis low on oil . Checkthe oil okay , securely replacethe oil fill plug , 5 - 1 ) and inspect for rust , rough spots levelafter every 30 hours of operation and or burrs ( especially around holes ) . File IMPORTANT : Do not operatethe tiller if wheneverthere is any oil leakage . or sand smooth and coat ends of shaft the gear oil level is low . Doing so will with grease . result in severe damageto the transmis - CHECK HARDWARE sion components . • Oilthe threads on the handlebar height Checkfor loose or missing hardware after adjustment screws and the handlebar 6 . If adding only a few ounces of gear every10 operating hours . Tighten or attaching screws ( D , Fig . 5 - 1 ) . oil , use API rated GL - 4 or GL - 5 gear oil replacehardware before using the tiller . having a viscosity of SAE140 , SAE85W - Besure to check the screws underneath 140 or SAE80W - 90 . If refilling an empty the tiller hood ( lift the hoodflap ) that transmission , use only GL - 4 gearoil securethe transmission cover andthe having a viscosity of SAE85W - 140 or DepthRegulator Lever to the transmis - SAE140 . sion . IMPORTANT : Do not use automatic transmission fluid or motor oil in the CHECKTIRE PRESSURE ( Models transmission . with pneumatic tires ) 7 . While checking frequently to avoid Checkthe air pressure in both tires . overfilling , slowly add gear oil into the oil Deflateor inflate both tires evenly from fill hole until it reachesthe halfway point 15 - to - 20 PSI ( pounds per square inch ) . on the drive shaft . Besure that both tires havethe sameair 8 . Securely replace the oil fill plug . pressureor the unit will tend to pull to A one side . Figure5 - 1 B . To Drainthe TransmissionGear Oil : The transmission gearoil does not need TRANSMISSIONGEAROILSERVICE to bechanged unless it has beencontam - Checkthe transmission gear oil level after inated with dirt , sand or metal particles . every30 hours of operation or whenever 1 . Drain gasoline from the fuel tank or you notice any oil leak . Operating the run the engine until the fuel tank is tiller when the transmission is lowon oil empty . See " DANGER " statement that can result in severe damage . follows . 2O
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Section5 : Maintenance _ efore inspecting , cleaning orservicing the machine , shutoff engine , wait for all movingparts to come to a complete stop , disconnectspark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove ignition keyon electricstart models . Failure to followthese instructionscan result inserious personalinjury or propertydamage . that attach a single tine to the tine holder . tf needed , use penetrating oil on the nuts . Gasoline is highly flammable and its 2 . When installing a single tine , besure to vapors are explosive . Follow these position it so that its cutting edge will safety practices to prevent personal enter the soil first as the tiller moves injury or property damage from fire or forward . explosion . • Allow the engine and muffler 1o cool C . Removinga Tine Assembly : for at least two minutes before draining 1 . A fine assembly consists of eight tines the tiger's gasolinetank . mounted on a tine holder . • Do not allow open flames , sparks , matchesor smokingin the area . 2 . If removing both tine assemblies , mark them " left " and " right " before removal . • Wipe away spills and pushtiller away Removethe screw ( C , Figure 5 - 3 ) and lrem spilled fuel . Figure5 - 2 : Removeoil fill plug ( , 4 ) tocheck Iocknut ( D ) that secure the tine assembly dearoittevelandtoaddgearoiL Remove • Use only an approved fuel container to thetine shaft . If necessary , use a fourcoverscrews ( B ) todraindearoil and store it safely out of the reach of rubber mallet to tap the tine assembly children . outward oft the shaft . • Do not store gasoline in an area A . Tine Inspection : 3 . Before reinstalling the tJneassembly , where its vapors could reach an open With use , the tines will become shorter , flame or spark , or where ignition inspect the tine shaft for rust , rough narrower and pointed . Badlyworn tines sourcesare present ( suchas hot water spots or burrs and file or sand as needed . will result in a loss of tilling depth and and space heaters , furnaces , clothes Apply a thin coat of grease to the shaft . reduced effectiveness when chopping up dryers , stoves , electric motors , etc . ) andturning under organic matter . 4 . Install eachtine assembly so that the cutting edgeof the tines will enter the B . Removing a Single Tine : soil firstwhen the tiller moves forward . 2 . Drainthe oil from the engine . 1 . With the engine shut off and the spark Secure the tine assembly to the tine shaft 3 . Removefour screws ( B , Figure5 - 2 ) and plug wire disconnected , remove the two using the screw and tocknut previously removetransmission cover andgasket . removed . screws ( A , Figure 5 - 3 ) and Iocknuts ( B ) 4 . Removethe left - side wheel . 5 . Tilt the left - side wheeIshaft into a drain pan and allow the gearoil to drain through the top of the transmission . 6 . Reinstall the wheel , install a new gasket cover ( do not reuse old gasket ) and reinstall the transmission cover . ENGINE 7 . Refill the transmission using GL - 4 gearoil ( SAE85W - 140 or SAE140 ) . 8 . Refill the engine with motor oil and replenish the fuel tank with gasoline . ATINEFT D SH BOLOTINES The bolo tines will wear with use and they C should beinspectedat the beginning of each tilling season and after every30 operating hours . The tines can be replaced individually or as a complete set , Seethe Parts List for tine identification and part numbers . Figure5 - 3 : Installtinessothatcuttingedgeoftines entersoilfirstwhentillermovesforward . 21
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Section5 : Maintenance Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shutoff engine , wait for all movingpartsto come I to a complete stop , disconnectspark plugwire and movewire away fromspark plug . Remove ignition keyon electric start models . I MI I Failure to follow these instructionscan result in seriouspersOnalinjUryor prOpertydamage " 1 CHECKINGANDADJUSTING 5 . To adjust the length of the spring : Replacement BeltInformation a . Releasethe ForwardClutch Bail . FORWARDDRIVE BELTTENSION If the drive belt needsto be replaced , see b . Unthread the hex nut ( C , Figure 5 - 4 ) your local authorized dealeror refer to the Maintaining correct tension on the about halfway upthe adjustment Parts List for ordering information . Use forward drive belt is important to good screw ( D ) . only a factory - authorized belt as an " over tilling performance and long belt life . c . Unhookthe top of the spring from the counter " belt may not perform satis - A loose belt will slip on the engine and the forward clutch bail . factorily . The procedure requires average transmission pulleys and causethe tines mechanical ability and commonly d . Use pliers to prevent the adjuster ( B ) and wheelsto slow down - or stop com - availabletools . from turning and turn the slotted pletely - eventhough the engine is screw located inside the screw running at full speed . A belt that is too clockwise ( viewedfrom operator's FORWARDCLUTCH tight can result in unintentional tine position ) to increasetension on the movement when the clutch bail is in the BAIL ADJUSTMENT spring . Turn the screw counter - Neutral ( released ) position . If the Forward Clutch Baildoes not clockwise to decreasetension on the Also check the belt for cracks , cuts or function properly , first check that the spring . Onceadjusted , re - hookthe frayed edges and replace it as soon as forward drive belt is adjusted properly top of the spring to the forward possible . ( see " Checking and Adjusting Forward clutch bail . ( Continueto Step 5e . ) Drive BeltTension ' ) . Ifthis faiIsto • Checkbelt tension after the first two e . RepeatSteps 2 and3 to re - measure correct the problem , contact the factory hours of break - in operation ( new belt ) . the length of the spring coils . When technical service department or your the secondmeasurement ( with bail • Checkbelt tension after every 10 authorized dealerfor service advice . closed againsthandlebar ) is between operating hours . 1 / 16 " - to - 3 / 16 " longer than the first To CheckForwardBelt Tension : measurement , retightenthe hex nut ( C ) against the top of the adjuster ( B ) . 1 . Stop the engine , wait for all parts to stop moving and disconnect the spark plug wire . 2 . With the forward clutch bail in an open ( released ) position , measureand carefully note the overall length of the cable spring ( A , Figure 5 - 4 ) by measuring from the outermost coil to the outermost coil . 3 . Lift and hold the forward clutch bail against the handlebar ( see Figure 5 - 4 ) and re - measurethe overall length of the coils while the spring is under tension . The belt tension is correct if this second measure - ment is between 1 / 16 " - to - 3 / 16 " longer than the first measurement . 4 . If the spring is too short ( less than 1 / t6 " greater than the first measurement ) , the tension is too loose . If the spring is Figure 5 - 4 : Tocheck forwardbelt tension , take two measurementsof too long ( more than 3 / 16 " greater than the theoverall length of the coils in thespring - first withthe clutch bail first measurement ) , the tension is too open , then with the clutchbail closedagainstthe handlebar . tight . 22
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Section5 : Maintenance Before inspecting , cleaning or servicingthe machine , shut off engine , wait for all movingpartsto come 1 to a complete stop , disconnectspark plugwire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove ignition keyon electric start models . _ | IFa uretofo owthese nstructonscanresut nserouspersona njuryor propertydamage . 5 . Releasethe ReverseClutch Control CHECKINGANDADJUSTING knob . Unthreadthe inner jam nut ( C , REVERSEDRIVEBELTTENSION Figure5 - 6 ) oneto two turns and pull the ( Models12209 / 12210 only ) threaded cableadjuster ( A , Figure 5 - 6 ) to Maintaining correct tension on the the left until the inner jam nut rests reverse drive belt is important to good against the bracket . performance and long belt life . A loose 6 . Preventthe inner jam nut ( C ) from belt will slip on the engineand transmis - turning andtighten the outer jam nut ( D ) sion pulleys and cause the tines and againstthe bracket . Preventthe outer wheels to slow down - or stop com - jam nut ( D ) from turning and tighten the pletely - even though the engine is inner jam nut ( C ) against the bracket . running at full speed . A loose belt can 7 . Measurethe gap by repeating Step 3 . also result in premature belt wear . Readjust as neededby repeating Steps 5 If there is no reverseaction when the and 6 . ReverseClutch Control knob is pulled 8 . Reinstall the belt cover , Figure 5 - 6 : Move threaded out , then the belt tension is too loose . adjuster ( . 4 ) to left to increase When checking belt tension , also check belt tension . ReplacementBeit Information the belt for cracks , cuts or frayed edges if the drive belt needsto be replaced , see and replace it as soon as possible . your local authorized dealer or refer to • Checkbelt tension after the first two the Parts List for ordering information . ENGINE CLEANING hours of break - in operation ( new belt ) . Use only afactory - authorized belt as an Keepthe engineclean to assure smooth o Check belt tension after every 10 " over the counter " belt may not perform operation andto prevent damagefrom operating hours . satisfactorily . Theprocedure requires overheating . Referto the separate Engine averagemechanical ability and commonly To CheckReverseBeltTension : Owner's Manual for specific repair and available tools . cleaning instructions . All inspections and 1 . Besure that the engine is stopped and services must be done with the engine the spark plugwire is disconnected and shut off and cool to the touch , moved awayfrom the spark plug . Z . Removethe screw in the plastic belt AIR CLEANERSERVICE cover and slide the cover ( which is attached to the forward clutch cable ) out The engine air cleanerfilters dirt and dust of the way . out of the air before it entersthe carbure - 3 . Havean assistant pull the Reverse tor . Operating the engine with a dirty . Clutch Control knob all the way out and clogged air filter can cause poor perfor - hold it in that position . Measurethe manceand damage to the engine . Never length of the cable wire betweenthe end operate the engine without the air cleaner of the threaded cable adjuster ( A , Figure installed . Inspect and service the air 5 - 5 ) and the end of the Z - fitting ( B ) to cleaner more often if operating in very which the cable wire is attached _ dusty or dirty conditions . 4 . The belt tension is ideal if the cable Figure5 - 5 : Measurecablewirelengthto Servicethe air cleaner as instructed in the checkforcorrecrteversebelttension , wire length measures between1 / 8 " to separateEngineOwner's Manual 114 " . If the length is less than 1 / 8 " ( and if there is no reverseaction when the tiller is running ) , then make the following adjust - ments . NOTE : tf the length is more than 1 / 4 " , no adjustment is needed , as long as the reverseaction functions properly , 23
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Section5 : Maintenance _ Beforeinspecting , cleaningor servicing the machine , shutoff engine , wait for all moving partsto come j to a completestop , disconnectspark plugwire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove ignition i keyon electricstart models . J Failure to lollnw these instructionscan result in seriouspersonalinjury or propertydamage . J ENGINEOILSERVICE SPARKPLUGSERVICE CARBURETOR / GOVERNOR CONTROLADJUSTMENTS Checkthe engine oil level before starting Inspectand clean or replacethe spark plug the engine eachday and check it after each after every 100 operating hours or The carburetor was adjusted at the 5 hours of continuous operation . Running annually . Cleanthe plug and set the gap as factory for best operating speed . Refer the enginewhen it is low on oil will quickly described in the separateEngineOwner's to the separateEngine Owner's Manual Manual . ruin the engine . for any adjustment information or see your authorized engine service dealer . It is recommended that you changethe In some areas , local law requires using engineoil after every10 hours of operation resistor spark plugs to suppress ignition The governor controls the maximum and even sooner when operating in signals . If the enginewas originally safe operating speed and protects the extremely dirty or dusty conditions . Refer equippedwith a resistor spark plug , use engineand all moving parts from to the separate EngineOwner's Manual for the sametype for replacement . damage causedby overspeeding . Do detailed service instructions . not tamper with the engine governor SPARKARRESTERSCREENSERVICE settings A . To Checkthe EngineOil Level : 1 . Move the tiller to a level areaand shut If the engine muffler is equippedwith a OFF SEASONSTORAGE spark arrester screen , remove and clean it off the engine , according to the time intervals and instruc - 2 . Levelthe engine by putting the Depth When the tiller won't be used for tions in the separateEngineOwner's Regulator Lever in the second notch from extendedperiods , prepare it for storage Manual . the top . as follows : 3 . Cleanthe areaaround the oil dipstick or 1 . Cleanthe tiller and engine . THROTTLELEVERADJUSTMENT oil fill tube to prevent dirt from failing into 2 . Do routine tiller lubrication and check the crankcase . If the engine does not respond to various for loose parts and hardware . 4 . Onengines with an oil fill tube , remove throttle lever settings , refer to the separate 3 . Protect the engine and perform rec - the filler cap , add oil ( if required ) until it EngineOwner's Manual for service infor - ommended engine maintenance by reachesthe top of the tube and reinstall the mation or contact your local authorized following the engine storage instruc - filler cap . engine service dealer . tions found in the separate Engine 5 . Onengines with a dipstick , removeit , Owner's Manual . NOTE : Besure to wipe it clean , and reinstall it finger - tight . protectthe fuel lines , carburetor and Removethe dipstick and check the reading . fuel tank from gum deposits by Add oil ( if required ) to bring the level to the Operators shall not tamper wilh the removing fuel or by treating fuel with a FULLmark . Do not overfill . engine governor settings on the fuel stabilizer ( follow engine manufac - machine ; the governor controls the turer's recommendations ) . B . To Changethe EngineOil : maximum safe operating speed to 4 . Store unit in a clean , dry area . Changethe engine oil as instructed in the protect the engine and all moving separateEngine Owner's Manual . 5 . Never store the tiller with fuel in the parts from damage caused by fuel tank in an enclosed area where gas overspeed . Authorizedserviceshall be fumes could reach an open flame or soughtif a problem exists . spark , or where ignition sources are present ( space heaters , hot water heaters , furnaces , etc . ) . 24
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Section5 : Maintenance TROUBLESHOOTING Before performing any corrections , refer to the appropriate information in this Manual , or in the EngineOwner's Manual , for the correct safety precautions and operating or maintenance procedures . Contactyour local authorized EngineService Dealerfor engine service . Contactyour local authorizedequipment dealer or the factory for all other service problems . PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTION 1 , Reconnectwire . 1 . Sparkplugwire disconnected . Enginedoes not stsd , 2 . Put leverin STARTposition . 2 . EngineThrottleControlLeverincorrectlyset . 3 . Addfuel . 3 . Fueltank empty . 4 . Chokecontrol ( if so equipped ) in incorrect position . 4 . SeeEngineOwner'sManual . 5 . Drainfuel andadd fresh fuel . 5 . Stalegasoline . 6 . Dirty air filter ( s ) . 6 . Cleanor replacefilter ( s ) , 7 . Defectiveor incorrectlygappedspark plug . 7 . inspect spark plug . 8 . Carburetorout of adjustment . 8 . SeeEngineServiceDealer , 9 . Misadjustedthrottle control . 9 . SeeEngineServiceDealer 10 . Dirt or water infueltank . 10 . SeeEngineServiceDealer , Enginerunspoorly . 1 . Defectiveor incorrectlygappedspark plug . 1 . Inspectspark plug ( see EngineOwner'sManual ) . 2 . Dirty air filter ( s ) . 2 . Cleanor replace ( see EngineOwner'sManual ) . 3 . Carburetorout of adjustment . I 3 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 4 . Stale I gasoline . 4 . Replacewith fresh gasoline . 5 . Dirt or water in fueltank . 5 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 6 . Enginecooling system clogge & & Cleanair cooling system ( seeEngineOwner'sManual ) . Engineoverheats . 1 . Enginecooling system clogged . 1 . Cleanair cooling area ( seeEngineOwner'sManual ) . 2 . Carburetorout of adjustment . 2 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 3 . Oil levelis low . 3 . Checkoil level ( see EngineOwner'sManual ) . Enginedoesnot shutoff . 1 . Misadjustedthrottle contrnl or ignitionswitch . 1 . SeeEngineOwner'sManualor EngineServiceDealer . WheelsandTines 1 _ improper useof controls . 1 . ReviewSections3 and4 . will nottsm . 2 . Worn , broken , or misadjusteddrive belt ( s ) . 2 . See " CheckingDrive BeltTension , " Section5 . 3 . Internaltransmissionwear or damage . 3 Contactlocal dealerorthe factory . 4 . Bolt loosein transmission pulley . 4 . Tighten bolt . Tinesturn , but 1 . Wheel Drive Pins not inWHEELDRIVE . 1 . See " WheelDrive Pins " in Section3 . wheelsdon't . 2 . Boltlooseintransmission pulley . 2 . Tighten bolt . 3 . Internattransmissionwear or damage . 3 . ContactlocalDealerorthe Factory . WheelsTurn , but 1 . Tine holder mounting hardwaremissing . 1 . Replacehardware . TinesDon't . 2 . Bolt loosein transmissionpulley . 2 . Tighten bolt . 3 . Internal transmissionwear or damage . 3 . Contactlocal Dealerorthe Factory . Peer tilling 1 . Worn tines . ! . See " BoIoTines " ( Section5 ) . pedormaneo . 2 . Improper DepthRegulatorsetting . 2 . See " l - illing Tips & Techniques , " Section 4 . 3 . Incorrectthrottle setting . 3 . SeeSection4 . 4 . ForwardDriveBelt slipping . 4 . See " CheckingForwardDriveBelt Tension , " Section 5 . TILLERATTACHMENTS The attachments listed below areavailable for your tiller . The information isthe most current at the time this manual was printed . Contactyour authorized dealeror the factory for current information . BUMPER A tubular steel bumper surrounds the engine to protect the air cleaner , starter assembly and fuel tank from damage . The bumper is easyto install using existing engine mounting hardware . FRAMEWEIGHTS Solid steel weights attach to the sides of the frame to provide added traction to the wheels , installation hardware is included , 25
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PARTSLIST Models 12208 , 12209 , 12210 and 12217 HANDLEBARS , CLUTCHCABLESANDHANDLEBARMOUNTINGHARDWARE 6 22 _ 22 _ 24 3 \ 9 17 3 \ 14 \ _ 13 19 _ s 26
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Models12208 , 12209 , 12210 and12217 PARTSLIST HANDLEBARS , CLUTCH CABLESAND HANDLEBAR MOUNTING HARDWARE REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . 55104 17 1916107001 UpperHandlebar ( Incl . Ref . 2 ) ( A ) ( D ) . . HandlebarSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1916996 18 1110107 UpperHandlebar ( IncLRefs . 2 & HexLockNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 19 1916108001 LowerHandleba . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 28 ) ( e ) ( c ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1916928 20 9386 Decal , ForwardCIutchBait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Klip Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 1100799 21 9856 ClevisPin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 - ! / 2 . . . . . . . . . . 4 1100806 22 9552 HexHd . Screw , 1 / 4 - 20x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . HexScrew , 1i4 - 20xl / 2 , Self - Tap ( B ) ( C ) 6 5 55044 9552 BracketF , orwardClutchCable . . . . . . . . . . . . . HexScrew , 1 / 4 - 20x 1 / 2 , Self - Tap ( A ) ( D ) 4 6 1916106001 23 1901273010 Pane . l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bail , ForwardClutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1917563 7 9855 Screw , # 10 - 24x 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decal , ModelName / Logo ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 1916712 1916818 Spring , ForwardClutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decal , ModelName / Logo ( B ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 9 1100242 1917555 LockWasher , 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decal , ModelName / Logo ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 1186230 HexLockNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55097 Decal , ModelName / Logo ( D ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 9811 25 1916674001 HexLockNut , 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bracket , ReverseClutchCable ( B ) ( C ) . . 1 12 55048 26 1916719 CableAssy , ForwardClutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CableAssy , ReverseClutch ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . 1 13 1100068 HexHd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 16x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1186227 HexNut , # 10 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 9837 28 1916929 HexLockNut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decal , ReverseDriveControl ( B ) ( C ) . . . . 1 15 1107383 29 1735531 FlatWasher , 3 / 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CableTie ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 1100044 HexHd . Screw , 5 / I6 - 18 x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( A ) ForModel12208 ( B ) ForModel12209 ( C ) ForModel12210 ( D ) ForModel12217 DRIVESHAFTASSEMBLY REF . PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 1100004 HexScrew , 5 / 16 - 24x 3 / 4 , Grade5 ( A ) ( D ) 1 1 ! 00005 HexScrew , 5 / 16 - 24x 1 , Grade5 ( B ) ( C ) 11 2 9944 BellevilleWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1911321 TransmissionPulley ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1916532 TransmissionPulley ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 55031 TransmissionPulley ( D ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 9301 Key , TransmissionPulley , 3 / 16 x 1 . . . . . . . 1 5 50027 SupportWasher , Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 9517 SnapRing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 1714 BearingT , aperedRoller ( with race ) . . . . . . . 2 8 50043 SupportWasher , Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 1904281 DriveShaftAssy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 1224 - 1 Shim , RearBearingCap , . 010 " thick . . . . . NR 1224 - 2 Shim , sameas above , except . 030 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A . iR 10 1224 - 3 Shim , sameasabove , except . 005 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . / . VR 1224 - 4 Shim , sameasabove , . except . 062 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N . R 1325C ShimSet ( IncLthe followingshims : two # 1224 - 1 , two 1224 - 2 , one1224 - 3 , andone # 1224 - 4 ) . . . . . . . . . AiR ( A ) ForModel12208 A / R - As Required ( B ) ForModel12209 ( C ) ForModel12210 ( D ) ForModel12217 27
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PARTSLIST Models 12208 , 12209 , 12210 and 12217 WHEEL AND TILLER SHAFT ASSEMBLIES 1 2 3 8 7 5 FRON _ 4 J < 2 REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . NO . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 9512 2 5 Retainer , Snap Ring , " E " Type . . . . . . . . . . . 1916741 WheelShaft ( A ) ( 8 ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 9511 4 Retainer , Snap Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55004 WheelShaft ( D ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 3 1166 - 1 Shim , 0,062 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NR 9305 Key , Hi - Pro , 1 / 4x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1166 - 2 7 Shim , 0.030 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AiR 1132 - 2 Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8 1166 - 3 1904278 WormGear , WheelShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shim , 0.015 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # JR 1166 - 4 9 1915074 Tiller Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shim , 0.010 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A / R 1166 - 5 10 1104 WoodruffKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shim , 0,005 " thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AiR 1086 11 1904279 WormGear , TillerShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bronze Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ( A ) ForModel12208 AIR - As Required ( B ) ForModel12209 ( C ) ForModel12210 ( D ) ForModel12217 28
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Models12208 , 12209 , 12210 and 12217 PARTSLIST TRANSMISSION HOUSING , COVERS , SEALS , GASKETS AND PLUG 9 12 11 15 14 REF . PART REF . PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . 9727 Plug , TransmissioOnilFil ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 1915084010 TransmissionHousingAssy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1186328 HexHd . FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18x 5 / 8 , 10 1909374 OilSeal , TineShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Grade5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 11 55011 - 1 BearingCapGasket , , 010 " thick . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1916641001 FrontCoverT , ransmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 55011 - 2 8earingCapGasket , , 030 " thick . . . . . . . . . . 1 5A 50074 RearCover , Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 1916111001 RearBearingCap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 60032 Gasket , HousingCover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 13 1186331 HexHd , FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 . . . . 2 7 9617 OilSeal , DriveShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 1100044 HexHd . FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18x 3 / 4 . . 1 8 9621 OilSeal , WheelShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 15 1100242 LockWasher5 , / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 29
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PARTSLIST Models12208 , 12209and 12210 ENGINE , ENGINEBRACKETSANDBELTDRIVESYSTEMS ( ForModels12208 , 12209and12210Only ) 33 / 7 13 I 17 40 38 37 19 36 24 15 24 29 10 24 3O
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Mod1o2ls20102 , 2a0.9d12210 PARTSLIST ENGINE , ENGINE BRACKETSAND BELT DRIVE SYSTEMS ( For Models 12208 , 12209 and 12210 Only ) REF . PART REF . PART No . No . NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . DESCRIPTION QTY , 24 1107382 FlatWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 Engine , RecoilStart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 25 9386 2 1917326001 Bracket , BeltCove . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 KlipRing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 1100242 26 1916657 ForwardDriveBelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 LockWasher5 , / 16 ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 27 55034 LockWasher5 , / 16 ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ForwardReturnSpring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 28 55033 1111696 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x ! / 2 ( A ) . . . . . . . 2 Bushing , ForwardIdler Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 29 1916658 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x 1 / 2 ( B ) ( C ) . . 3 ReverseDriveBelt ( B ) ( 6 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 30 9944 BelleviIleWashe . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1904557 Decal , HotSurfacesWarning . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 31 1911321 6 1917128 BeltCover ( IncLRef . 5 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TransmissionPulley ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! 9552 1916532 7 TransmissionPulley ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HexHd . FlangeScrew , Self - Tapping , 1 / 4 - 20x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 32 1916117001 Bracket , CableMounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 33 1900766 8 1186230 HexNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Decat , Stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 50027 34 1186328 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 5 / 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 SupportWashe . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 1916795001 35 9856 ClevisPin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Engine8racket , Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 1138 - 2 Shim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A . . . IR 36 1107383 FlatWasher3 , / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 9301 37 1916536 Key , 3 / 16 " x 1 ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bushing ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 1911322 38 1916578001 Pulley , EngineDrive ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ReverseIdlerArm ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1916531 39 1916535 Pulley , EngineDrive ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Pulley , ReverseIdler ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 1916559001 40 1111606 ReverseIdlerBracket ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 2 ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . 1 ! 5 1100005 41 1110107 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 LockNut , 5 / 16 - 18 ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 16 1916794001 42 1916725 EngineBracket , Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BeltGuide ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 1100799 43 1916724 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . 5 ReverseReturnSpring ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 44 1108841 18 1916652001 Guard , Belts / Pulley . s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Key , 3 / 16 " x ! - 1 / 2 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 1916726 45 1916574 ForwardBeltGuide ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Spacer ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 9558 46 1916706 HexHd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 16x 1 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . ! ForwardBeltGuide ( A ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21 9090 47 1100004 ForwardIdlerPulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x 3 / 4 ( A ) . . . . . . . 2 22 1916116001 ForwardIdlerLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 23 1110108 LockNut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( A ) ForModel12208 ( B ) ForModel12209 ( C ) ForModel12210 A ! R - As Required * Contactyourlocalauthorizedengineservicedealerfor enginepartsand service . Referto your enginenameplatefor enginemodel / typenumber _ 31
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PARTSLIST Mod1e2l217 ENGINE , ENGINE BRACKETSAND BELT DRIVE SYSTEM ( For Model 12217 Only ) 33 2 3 4 5 3 1i 12 4 29 30 14 12A 10 23 32
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Mod . 112217 PARTSLIST ENGINE , ENGINE BRACKETSAND BELTDRIVE SYSTEM ( For Model 12217 Only ) REF . PART REF . PART NO . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . NO . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . ! 1 18 1916652001 EngineR , ecoiSl tart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guard , Belt / Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 1916112001 19 55039 Belt Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bracket , BeltCove . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 9558 3 1100242 LockWasher , 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hex Hd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x ! - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 1111696 21 9090 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 24x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Idler Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1904549 22 1916116001 Idler Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Decal , HotSurfacesWarning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 23 1110108 6 1904573 Lock Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BeItCover ( incl . Ref . 5 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24 1107382 FlatWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 9552 HexHd . FlangeScrew , Self - Tapping , 1 / 4 - 20x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 25 9386 Klip Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 1186230 HexNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 26 55037 V - Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 27 55034 9 50027 Return Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 SupportWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 1916795001 28 55033 EngineBracket , Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bushing , Idler Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 1138 - 2 Shim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A . . . / . R . 29 1100004 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 24 x 3 / 4 , Grade 5 2 BelIevilleWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 55036 30 9944 Space . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12A 9301 31 55031 Key , 3 / 16 " x 1 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Transmission PuIley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 55035 32 1916117O01 Pulley , EngineDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6racket , CableMount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 9925 BellevilleWasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 33 1900766 Decal , Stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 34 1186328 15 1100009 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 HexHd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 24x 1 , Grade5 . . . . 1 16 1916794001 35 9856 Clevis Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 EngineBracket , Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 1100799 36 1107363 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 - 1 / 2 , FlatWasher , 3 / 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Grade5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 A / R - AsRequired * Contactyourlocalauthorizedengineservicedealerfor enginepartsandservice . Rderto yourenginenameplateforenginemodeI / type number . 33
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PARTSLIST Modols 12208 , 12209 , 12210 and 12217 BOLOTINES AND WHEELS HoldTine With BluntEndTowardYou T9 lO FRONT ! % FORWARD ? - WHEEL Left HandTine Right HandTine SHAFT _ 9 NOTEI : dentifyLeftandRightsidesoftigerbystandingin operatorpositionandfacingdirectionofforwardtravel . 7 , _ j FRONT / FORWARD LEFTSIDE RsIGHTSIDE REF . PART REF . PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 9711 Hex Hd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 , Grade5 . . . . . . 16 6 1916747001 Tine Holder ( A ) ( B ) ( C ) ( D ) ( E ) ( F . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 50049 - 01 Bole Tine - Right Hand . Single tine used 1915075001 Tine Holder ( G ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 20918 - 01 on left side of tiller . ( Inch two each WheeI & TireAssy - LeftSide ( A ) ( B ) . . . . . . 1 2706 - 01 Refs . 1 & 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wheel & TireAssy - LeftSide ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 1733398 Hex Lock Nut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 55095 - 01 Wheel & TireAssy - LeftSide ( G ) . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 9555 8 20918 - 02 Hex Hd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Wheel & TireAssy - RightSide ( A ) ( B ) . . . . 1 . . . . 1901 2706 - 02 Bole Tine ReplacementSet ( Incl . eight Wheel & TireAssy - RightSide ( C ) . . . . . . . . . 1 right hand tines , eight left hand tines 55095 - 02 Wheel & TireAssy - RightSide ( G ) . . . . . . . . 1 9 9380 and required hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ClevisPin , . 312 " x 1 - 3 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 50049 - 02 Bole Tine - Left Hand . Single tine used 10 9338 HairPinCotter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 on right side of tiller . ( Incl . two each 11 1917486 Wheel & TireAssy ( D ) ( E ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Refs . 1 & 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1917487 Wheel & TireAssy ( F ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ( A ) ForModel12208 - SN122081100101 - 122081199999 ( E ) For Model 12209 - SN122091200101 - 122091299999 ( B ) ForModeI12209 - SN122091O1 0101 - 122091199999 ( F ) For Model 12210 - SN122101200101 - 122101299999 ( 6 ) ForModel12210 - SN12210110010 - ! 122101199999 ( G ) ForModel 12217 - SN122171100101 - 122171199999 ( D ) ForModel12208 - SN122081200101 - 122081299999 34
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Models12208 , 12209 , 12210 and 12217 PARTSLIST TINE HOOD , DEPTH REGULATORAND DRAG BAR 8A _ " m8 3 6 15 17 _ 18 REF , PART REF . PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 9552 10 9534 HexHal . FlangeScrew , Self - Tapping , Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 / 4 - 20x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11 1100069 HexHd . Screw , 1 / 4 - 20x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 9811 3 1917536 Decal , Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HexLockNut , 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 1916119001 5 1917594 HoodBracket , RightHand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TineHood ( Incl . tine flapand 14 1916120001 Re1 . 3 ) ( A ) ( B ) ( C ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HoodBracket , LeftHand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 11000242 1904572 Lockwasher , 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 TineHood ( Incl . tine flapand 16 1186331 Ref . 3 ) ( D ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hexlid . FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 . . . . 2 6 1100088 17 1186230 liex Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 HexHd . Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 1186391 18 11008O8 HexHd , Screw , 5 / 16 - 18x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . 2 HexFlangeLockNut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8 1916118OO1 19 55088 DepthRegulatorLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8A 9308 20 1916121001 SpirolPin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DragBar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9384 Spring , DepthRegulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( A ) ForModel12208 ( C ) ForModel12210 ( B ) ForModel12209 ( D ) ForModel12217 35
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CUSTOMERSERVICEINFORMATION CustomerServiceand Technical Service OwnerRegistration Card Pleasefill out and mail the enclosedowner If you have questions or problems with the registration card . The purpose of this card is unit , contact your local dealeror the factory . to register each unit at the factory so that we ( When calling or writing , provide the can provide you with warranty benefits and Model / Serial Numbers of the unit . ) informational bulletins . _ J _ : _ - ReplacementParts Factoryspecified replacement parts are WarrantyService available from your authorized dealeror The warranty statement is included in the unit's literature directly from the factory . When ordering package . parts , besure to provide the following : Model / Serial Numbers • Model / Serial Numbers of the unit . A Model / Serial Numbers decal is located on top of the trans - • Part number of the part needed . mission . For ready reference , record these numbers in the • Part Description . spaces below . • Quantity needed . Model Number : NOTE : AII replacement parts mustconform to our rigid quality Serial Number : specifications . Although some replacement parts we provide mayvary slightly in shape , color or texture from the original AuthorizedDealer Information parts , any variations wilI not affectthe fit or performance of these parts on your unit . If you purchasedyour unit from anauthorized dealer , record the dealer's address and phone number below for ready reference : EngineServiceandRepair For engine service or repair , contact your Dealer Name : nearestauthorized engine dealer ( look in the Address : Yellow Pagesunder " Engines - Gasoline " ) . , The engineis warranted by the engineman - Phone : ufacturer . Any unauthorizedwork performed on the engine during the warranty period IMPORTANT : mayvoid this warranty . For complete details on the engine warranty , refer to the engine owner manual . Left and rightsidesof the unit are determined by standing behindthe unit , in the operator'sposition , and facing inthe directionof forwardtravel . NOTICE : We urge using only genuine replacement parts , which We reservethe right to changespecifications , add meet all the latest requirements . Replacement parts improvementsor discontinuethe manufactureof any of our manufactured by others could present safety hazards , equipmentwithoutnotice or obligationto purchasersof our even thoughthey may fit onthe unit . equipment . For customerassistance , contactyournearest authorized dealer or : GARDEN WAY INCORPORATED ' _ 1 GardenWay * Troy , New York 12180 CustomerService : 1 - 800 - 437 - 8686 • TechnicalService : 1 - 800 - 520 - 5520 • PartsService : 1 - 800 - 648 - 6776 • FAX : ( 518 ) 391 - 7332 - WEBSITEw : ww . troybilt . com Outsidethe United States and Canada : CustomerService : ( 518 ) 391 - 7007 • TechnicalService : ( 518 ) 391 - 7008 • PartsService : ( 518 ) 391 - 7006 • FAX ( 518 ) 391 - 7332 1905412Rev.A ( 3 / 00 ) PrintedinU . S . A . © 2000GardenWayIncorporated
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