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0 TRtlI BILT ° OWNER'SMANUAL , ® REAR - TINETILLER • Safety Before ( , read this • Assembly manual • FeaturesandControls • Operation • Maintenance • Parts List Model 12211 - RecoilStart 12212 - ElectricStart ( Recoil Start Model Shown ) GARDEN WAYINCORPORATED
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Table of Contents Dear Owner : SECTION1 : SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 You now own one of the finest standard - rotating - tine tillers available . Your new PONY ® Model tiller allows you to till Safety Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 and cultivate your garden with ease , and accomplish SECTION2 : ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 dozensof other property management projects as well . Attach Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Your tiller is famous for its ruggedness , performance and Attach ReverseClutch Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 high - quality engineering . We know you'll enjoy using it . Attach ForwardClutch Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CheckTransmission GearOil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pleasecarefully readthis Manual . It tells you how to safely and easilyassemble , operate andmaintain your machine . Add Motor Oil to Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Attach Wheel GearLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Be sure that you and any other operators carefully follow CheckAir Pressure in Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 the recommended safetypractices at all times . Failure to do so could result in personal injury or property damage . Check Hardwarefor Tightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Electric Start Assembly Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Of course , if you should ever haveany problems or ques - SECTION3 : FEATURES & CONTROL . S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 tions , please contact your local authorized service dealeror Wheel GearLever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 call the factory ( see back cover of this Manual ) . ForwardClutch Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 We want to be sure that you arecompletely satisfied at all ReverseClutch Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 times . Depth Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 NOTE : Be sure to fill out and return the Warranty Registra - Handlebar HeightAdjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 tion Card that was supplied with this Manual . EngineControls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 SECTION4 : OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Starting and Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Operating the Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 See Back Cover for Tilling Tips & Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Customer Service information Power Composting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Loading and Unloading the Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 SECTION5 : MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 MaintenanceSchedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tiller Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SafetyAlert Symbol Check Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 This is a safetyalert symbol . It is used in this CheckTire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 manual and on the unit to alert you to potential Checkfor Oil Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 hazards . When you seethis symbol , readand Transmission GearOil Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 obey the messagethat follows it . Failureto EngineOil Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 obey safety messagescould result in personal Air CleanerService . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 injury or property damage . Spark Plug Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Spark Arrester Screen Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 EngineCleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Carburetor / GovernorControl Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 This machine meets voluntary safety standard B71 . 8 Throttle Control Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 1996 , which is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Wheel GearCable Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Equipment Institute , Inc . , and is published by the Off Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 American National Standards Institute . Bolo Tines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Checkingand Adjusting Tension on the Clutch Belts . . . . . . . . . 24 ForwardClutch Belt Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 ReverseClutch Belt Removal / Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Battery Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 TILLERATTACHMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 WARNING TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The engine exhaust from this product contains PARTSLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 chemicals known to the State of California to cause CUSTOMERSERVICEINFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . BACKCOVER cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm .
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Safety SPARKARRESTERWARNINGTO RESIDENTSOF Wheel Gear CALIFORNIAAND SEVERALOTHERSTATES ForwardClutch Lever Under California law , and under the lawsof severalother Control states , you are not permitted to operate an internalcom - bustion engineusing hydrocarbon fuels on any forest , brush , hay , grain , or grass covered land ; or landcovered by any flammable agricultural crop without an engine Handlebar spark arrester in continuous effective working order . Height AdJuster The engineon the unit is an internal combustion engine ForwardClutch which burns gasoline , a hydrocarbon fuel , and must be Contml Lever equippedwith a spark arrester muffler in continuous effective working order . The spark arrester must be Lever attachedto 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 _ Standard forest service for specific information about which regu - RotatingTines lations apply in your area . Figure I improvefooting on slippery surfaces . OPERATION 5 . Do not till nearundergroundelectric 1 . Do not put hands or feet nearor under 1 . Carefully readthis TRAINING cables , telephonelines , pipesor hoses . If in Owner's Manual , the sepa - rotating parts . doubt , contactyour telephoneor utility rate EngineOwner's Manual , 2 . Exerciseextreme caution when on or company . and any other literature you may receive . crossing gravel drives , walks , or roads . Bethoroughly familiar with the controls 6 . Warning : Handlefuel with care ; it is Stay alert for hidden hazardsor traffic . Do andthe proper use of the tiller and its highly flammableandits vaporsareexplo - not carry passengers . engine . Know how to stop the unit and sive . Takethe followingprecautions : 3 . After striking aforeign object , stop the disengagethe controls quickly . a . Store fuel in containers specifically engine ( and remove the ignition keyon 2 . Neverallow children to operate the designed for this purpose . electric start models ) , disconnect the tiller . Neverallow adults to operate the b . The gas cap shall never be removed spark plug wire and prevent it from tiller without proper instruction . or fuel addedwhile the engine is touching the spark plug , carefully inspect 3 . Keepthearea of operation clear of all running . Allow the engine to cool the tiller for any damage , and repair the for severalminutes before adding persons , particularly children and pets . damage before restarting and operating fuel . the tiller . 4 . Keepin mind that the operator or user C , Keepmatches , cigarettes , cigars , is responsible for accidents or hazards 4 . Exercisecautionto avoid slipping or pipes , openflames , and sparks occurring to other people , their property falling . away from the fuel tank and fuel andthemselves . 5 . If the unit should start to vibrateabnor - container . mally , stop the engine ( and removethe PREPARATION d . Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme ignition key on electricstart models ) . Dis - care . Neverfill fuel tank indoors . 1 . Thoroughly inspect the areawhere the connectthe sparkplug wire and preventit Usea funnel or spout to prevent tiller is to be used and remove all foreign from touchingthe spark plug , andcheck spillage . objects . immediatelyfor the cause . Vibration is e . Replaceall fuel tank and container generally a warning of trouble . 2 . Besure all controls are releasedand caps securely . the Wheel GearLever is in ENGAGE 6 . Stop the engine ( and removethe igni - f . If fuel is spilled , do not attempt to before starting the engine . tion keyon electric start models ) , discon - start the engine , but move the nect the spark plug wire and prevent it 3 . Do not operate the tiller without machineawayfrom the areaof from touching the spark plug whenever wearing adequateouter garments . Avoid spillage and avoid creating any you leavethe operating position , before loose garments orjewelry that could get source of ignition until fuel vapors unclogging the tines , or when making any caught in moving parts . havedissipated . repairs , adjustments or inspections . 4 . Do not operatethe tiller when barefoot 7 . Never makeadjustments when engine or wearing sandals , sneakers , or light is running ( unless recommended by footwear . Wearprotectivefootwearthat will manufacturer ) .
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7 . Takeall possible precautions when b . Use shallower depthregulatorset - 25 . Thebatteryon electricstart modeltillers containssulfuric acid . Avoid contactwith leaving the machine unattended . Stop the tings , workinggraduallydeeper engine . Remove ignition keyon electric with each pass . skin , eyes , or clothing . Keepout of the reachof children . start models . Disconnect spark plug wire c . Use slowerengine speeds . and move it away from the spark plug . Antidote - ExternalContact : Flushimme - d . Clear the tilling area of all large Move Wheel GearLeverto ENGAGE . stones , rootsandother debris . diatelywith lots of water . 8 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspect - e . Avoidusingdownwardpressure Antidote - lntemal : Drinklargequantities ing , stop the engine , removethe ignition on handlebars . If need be , use of wateror milk . Followwith milk of key on electric start models , and make slight upwardpressureto keepthe magnesia , beateneggs or vegetableoil . certain all moving parts have stopped . tines from diggingtoodeeply . Call a doctor immediately . Disconnect the spark plug wire and f . Before contactinghard packedsoil Antidote - EyeContact : Flushwith water prevent it from touching the spark plug to at the endof a row , reduceengine for 15 minutes . Getprompt medical prevent accidental starting . On electric speedand lift handlebarsto raise attention . start models , always remove the cable tines outof the soil . from the negativeside ( - ) of the battery . 26 . Batteriesproduceexplosivegases . Keep Inan emergency , stoptinesand g _ sparks , flame , andsmoking materialsaway . 9 . Always keep the tiller tine hood flap wheels by releasing whichever Ventilatewhen charging batteriesorwhen down , unless using the hiller / furrower ClutchLeveris engaged . Do not using a batteryin anenclosedspace . attachment . attempt to restrainthe tiller . ALWAYSwearsafetygoggleswhen 10 . Neveruse the tiller unless proper 15 . Do not overload the tiller'scapacity working nearbatteries . guards , plates , or other safetyprotective by attempting to till too deeply at too fast 27 . Pleaseremember : You canalwaysstop devicesarein place . arate . the tinesandwheelsby releasingthe 11 . Do not run engine in an enclosed ForwardClutchControlLeveror the 16 . Neveroperatethe tiller at high trans - area . Engineexhaust contains carbon ReverseClutchControlknob ( whichever port speedson hard or slippery surfaces . monoxide gas , a deadly poison that is Look behind and use care when backing controlyou haveengaged ) , or by moving odorless , colorless , and tasteless . up . the EngineThrottleControlLever ( located 12 . Keepchildren and pets away . on engine ) to STOPon recoil start models 17 . Do not operate the tiller on a slope or by turning the ignition keyto OFFon 13 . Never operatethe tiller under that is too steepfor safety . When on electricstart models . slopes , slow down and makesure you enginepower if the Wheel GearLever is 28 . To loador unloadthe tiller , seethe in DISENGAGE ( FREEWHEEL ) . In this havegood footing . Neverpermit the tiller instructions in Section4 of this Manual . position , the wheels will notboldthe to freewheeldown slopes . tiller backand the revolvingtinescould 18 . Neverallow bystanders nearthe unit . 29 . Useextremecautionwhen reversingor propelthe tiller rapidly , possibly pullingthe machinetowardsyou . 19 . Only use attachments and acces - causinglossof control . Always move the soriesthat are approved by the tiller 30 . Startthe enginecarefullyaccordingto Wheel GearLeverto ENGAGEbefore manufacturer . instructions andwith feetwell awayfrom starting the engine or engaging the the tines . tines / wheels with the Forward Clutch 20 . Usetiller attachments and acces - Control or the ReverseClutch Control . sorieswhen recommended . 31 . Neverpickup or carry amachinewhile the engineis running . 14 . Be aware that the tiller may unex - 21 . Neveroperatethe tiller without good pectedlybounceupwardorjump visibility or light . MAINTENANCEANDSTORAGE forward if the tinesshouldstrike 22 . Neveroperatethe tiller if you aretired , extremelyhard packedsoil , frozen or underthe influenceof alcohol , drugs or 1 . Keepthe tiller , attachments and acces - ground , or buriedobstacleslike large medication . sories in safe working condition . stones , roots , or stumps . If in doubt 2 . Checkall nuts , bolts , and screws at 23 . Operatorsshall not tamperwith the aboutthe tilling conditions , always use frequent intervals for proper tightness to engine - governorsettingsonthe machine ; the following operatingprecautionsto be sure the equipment is in safeworking the governor controlsthe maximumsafe assistyou in maintainingcontrolof the condition . operatingspeedto protectthe engineand tiller : allmoving partsfrom damagecausedby 3 . Neverstorethe tiller with fuel in the fuel a . Walk behindand toone side ofthe overspeed . Authorizedserviceshall be tank insideabuildingwhere ignition tiller , usingonehandonthe han - soughtif aproblem exists . sourcesarepresentsuch as hot waterand dlebars . Relax yourarm , butuse a 24 . Do not touchenginepartswhich may spaceheaters , furnaces , clothesdryers , securehand grip . behot from operation . Let partscool down stoves , electricmotors , etc . Allow engineto sufficiently . cool before storingin any enclosure .
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4 . To reducethe chancesof afire DECALS hazard , keepthe enginefree of grass , For your safety and the safety of others , replacementsif any decals are damagedor leaves , or excessivegrease . various safety messagedecals are on your missing , 5 . Store gasoline in a cool , well - venti - unit ( see Figure2 ) . Keepthe decalsclean lated area , safely awayfrom any spark - Referto the Parts List pagesfor decal and legible at all times . Contactyour local or flame - producing equipment . Store locations and part numbers . service dealeror the factory for gasoline in an approved container , safely awayfrom the reachof children . 6 . Referto the Maintenancesection of this Manualand in the separateEngine Owner's Manual for instructions if the I KeyswitchWarning ( electrc start un t on y ) tiller is to be stored for anextended period . Tine Warning ( on right 7 . Neverperform maintenancewhile sideof hoodflap ) the engine is running or the spark plug wire is connected , exceptwhen specifi - StartingStabilization ( on cally instructed to do so . top of engine orfuel tank ) 8 . If the fuel tank hasto bedrained , do this outdoors . Instructions and Warning Messages OperatingSymbols Various symbols ( shown here , with word descriptionsm ) ay beusedonthe tillerandengine . Surfaces / MovinBg elts ( ontopofbeltcover ) FAST SLOW Figure 2 : Locationof Safetyand OperatingDecals STOP 6 8 I - ' - I CHOKE STOP START ON I ÷ 1 R " _ REVERSE CHOKE ROTATING OFF TINES TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY : • READTHEOWNER'SMANUAL . o - - - > • KNOWLOCATIONSAND FUNCTIONSOFALL CONTROLS . • KEEPALL SAFETYDEVICESANDSHIELDSIN PLACEANDWORKING . LEVERDIRECTION • NEVERALLOWCHILDRENOR UNINSTRUCTEDADULTSTOOPERATETILLER . • SHUT OFFENGINEAND DISCONNECTSPARKPLUGWIRE BEFOREMANUALLYUNCLOG - GINGTINES ORMAKINGREPAIRS . 41BE - - > < - - 411 • KEEPBYSTANDERSAWAYFROM MACHINE . TILLERDIRECTION • KEEPAWAYFROM ROTATINGPARTS . • USE EXTREMECAUTIONWHEN REVERSINGORPULLINGTHEMACHINETOWARDSYOU . ENGAGED DISENGAGED
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Assembly HARDWARE BAG PARTS LIST Fig . To prevent personal injury or property Ref . Qty . Description damage , do notstart the engineuntil all 60o 1 2 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " Hex Hd . Screw assembly steps are complete and you have read and understandthe safetyand 2 1 KeyedWasher 81 T 700 lo operatinginstructionsin thisManual . 3 1 Wheel Gear Lever Knob 11 4 1 HeightAdjustment Flange Screw ( SeeFigure 2 - 1A ) INTRODUCTION Figure2 - I : Loosehardware ( shownin 5 2 3 / 8 " FlatWasher reducedsize ) . Carefullyfollow these assembly steps to 6 2 # 10 Lockwasher correctly prepareyour tiller for use . It is 7 2 3 / 8 " - 16 Nylock Lock Nut recommended that you readthis Section 8 2 # 10 - 32 x 1 / 2 " Round Hd . in its entirety before beginning assembly . Screw 9 2 # 10 - 32 Nut INSPECTUNIT 10 1 Cotter Pin ( not used ) Figure2 . 1,4 : Handlebahr eightadjustment Inspect the unit and carton for damage 11 4 Plastic Tie Strap ( 2 not used ) usestheflangeheadscrew , immediately after delivery . Contact the carrier ( trucking company ) if you find or Tools / Materials Needed suspect damage . Inform them of the for Assembly damageand request instructions for filing ( 1 ) 3 / 8 " open - end wrench * a claim . To protect your rights , put your ( 1 ) 7 / 16 " open - end wrench * ( electric claim in writing and mail a copy to the start unit only ) carrier within 15 daysafter the unit has ( 2 ) 9 / 16 " open - end wrench * beendelivered . Contactus at the factory if ( 1 ) 7 / 8 " open - end wrench or 8 " long you needassistance in this matter . adjustablewrench ( 1 ) Scissors ( to trim plastic ties ) Figure2 . 2 , " Onelectricstart units , move UNPACKINGANDASSEMBLY heightadjustmentbracketaside . ( 1 ) Ruler INSTRUCTIONS ( 1 ) Small board ( to tap plastic knob on height adjustment bracket ( A , Figure 2 - 2 ) , STEP 1 : UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS lever ) loosen the secondscrew , and swing the 1 . Remove any cardboard inserts and ( 1 ) Tire pressure gauge bracket to one side . packagingmaterial from the carton . ( 1 ) Cleanoil funnel 2 . Cutthe large , plastic cable ties that Remove any staples from the bottom of ( 1 ) Clean , high - quality motor oil . Refer securethe handlebarends to the handle - the carton and remove the carton . to the separateEngineOwner'sations bar mounting tabs on the transmission Manual for motor oil specific 2 . Cutthe large , plastic tie strap that top cover . and quantity required . securesthe transmission tube to the ship - 3 . Gentlylift handlebar ( do not over - * Adjustable wrenches may be used . ping pallet . Leavethe handlebarson top stretch attachedcable ) and place handle - of the tiller to avoid damaging any cables . bar cross - brace ( B , Figure2 - 3 ) in front of IMPORTANT : Motor oil must be addedto 3 . A bagwith loose hardware is inside curved height adjustment bracket ( C ) . the literature envelope . Check the con - the engine crankcasebefore the engine is started . Follow the instructions in this tents againstthe following list and Figure 2 - 1 . Contactyour local dealer or the " Assembly " Section and in the separate factory if any items are missing or EngineOwner's Manual . damaged . NOTE : LEFTand RIGHTsides of the tiller NOTE : For electric start units , a second are as viewed from the operator's posi - hardware bag is locatednearthe battery . tion behind the handlebars . 4 . The tiller is heavy . You should not STEP 2 : ATTACHHANDLEBARS attempt to remove it from the shipping platform until instructed to do so in these 1 . Onelectric start units , remove one Figure 2.3 : Forwardclutch controlcable not " Assembly " steps . screw and Iockwasherfrom the curved shownfor clarity .
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STEP 4 : ATTACHFORWARD 4 . With the forward clutchcable ( N , Figure 2 - 4 ) onthe insideof handlebar , CLUTCH CONTROL CABLE position the handlebarends on the 1 . Removeany fasteners ( rubber bands , outside of the two mounting tabs ( M , tape , etc . ) that may securethe Forward Figure 2 - 3 ) on the transmission top Clutch Control levers ( J , Figure 2 - 7 ) to the cover . handlebar . NOTE : The curved handlebarheight Figure2 . 5 : CarefullyunwrapWheelGear adjustment bracket appearsas shown in LeverandmovelevertoDISENGAGE . C , Figure 2 - 3 for non - electric start units . For electric start units , the bracket is loos - NOTE : The Wheel GearLeverwill be enedand movedto one side . installed later in this procedure . 5 . Loosely attachthe handlebarsto the IMPORTANT : Usethe DISENGAGEposi - mounting tabs with two 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " tion only when the engine is not running . screws ( heads of screws go to inside of Before starting the engine , the Wheel Gear tabs ) , 3 / 8 " flat washers and 3 / 8 " - 16 lock Lever must be placed in the ENGAGE nuts ( O , Figure2 - 4 ) . position ( see Section 3 for details ) . Figure2 - 7 : ForwardClutchControllevers STEP 3 : ATTACH REVERSE ( J ) . Forwardclutch controllinkage ( K ) . CLUTCH CONTROL CABLE 2 . The forward clutch control cable ( with 1 . Carefully unwrap the reverseclutch attachedspring ) is hanging loosely near control cable ( H , Figure 2 - 6 ) from its the right - side wheel . Beingcareful not to shipping position and route it up along kink or stretch the cable , insert the z - con - the inside edgeof the left side handlebar . nector ( L , Figure2 - 8 - end of the spring ) A knob and large hex nut ( I ) is installed on the cable . into the hole at the end of the forward clutch control linkage ( K , Figure2 - 7 ) . Figure 2.4 : Attachhandlebars . Left Side ReverseClutch 6 . On electric start units , reattach the Handlebar Control Knob height adjustment bracket ( A , Figure 2 - 2 ) . Tighten both screws securely . Makesure the handlebarcross - brace ( B , Figure2 - 3 ) is under the bracket . 7 . Move the handlebars up or down to align the threaded hole in the cross - brace with one of the four slots in the curved height adjustment bracket . Placethe Figure2 - 8 keyedwasher ( E , Figure 2 - 3 ) on the flange headheight adjustment screw ( F ) " H 3 . Attach the cable adjuster ( A , Figure with the raised keys ( edges ) of the 2 - 9 ) to the bracket on the right - side han - washer facing down . Figure2 . 6 : Attachreverseclutchcontrol dlebar . Usetwo 1 / 2 " wrenches to loosen assemblytoslottedholeinhandlebapr anel . 8 . Thread the height adjustment screw the two jam nuts ( B ) just enoughto slide ( F , Figure2 - 3 ) into the hole in the handle - the cable adjuster onto the bracket . Then 2 . Insert the cable into the slot in the bar cross - brace , making sure that the handtighten thejam nuts . control paneland fit the threaded assem - raised keys on the washer fit into the slot bly into the hole in the slot ( see Figure2 - on the height adjustment bracket . 6 ) = Besure thatthe flat side of the Tighten the height adjustment screw threaded assembly is aligned with theflat securely . Next , securely tighten the two side of the hole = Slide the hex nut ( I ) up screws and nuts in the ends of the han - the cable and tighten it securely = dlebar ( M , Figure2 - 3 ) = 3 . Test the function of the reverse clutch 9 . To remove the tiller from its shipping control cable by pulling the knob out and platform , first carefully unwrap the wheel gear cable ( with attached lever - see releasing it . The knob should return to its Figure 2 - 5 ) from around the chassis . neutral position against the tapered Figure2 . 9 Move the Wheel GearLever ( G ) to the bushing . If it doesn't , contact your local DISENGAGEposition - - this allows the dealer or the factory for technical assistance . wheelsto rotate freely . Usethe handle - bars to roll the tiller off the platform .
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Incorrect cable adjustment could cause the wheels and tines to rotate unexpect - edly . Follow adjustment procedures carefully . Failure to do so could result in personal injuryor propertydamage . 4 . Checkfor correct spring / cable tension as instructed in Section 5 , Checkingand Adjusting Forward Clutch Belt Tension . Figure 2 - 11 : Addinggear oil . 5 . Whentension is correct , tighten the Figure2 . 12 : Attach Wheel Gear Lever . ( b ) If adding only a few ounces of gear two jam nuts ( B ) securely . oil , use API rated GL - 4 or GL - 5 gearoil having aviscosity of SAE140 , SAE85W - STEP 5 : CHECK TRANSMISSION 140 or SAE80W - 90 . If refilling anempty GEAR OIL LEVEL transmission , use only GL - 4 gearoil The transmission wasfilled withgear oil having aviscosity of SAE85W - 140 or at the factory . However , besure to check SAE140 . the oil level at this time to makecertain it is correct . ( c ) Using a clean funnel , slowly add gear oil until it flows from the gear oil level IMPORTANT : Do not operate the tiller if check hole ( N , Figure 2 - 11 ) . the gearoil level is low = Doing so will ( d ) Reinstall andtighten securely the gear result in severedamageto the transmis - oil fill plug ( M , Figure 2 - 10 ) . sion components . I . With the tiller on levelground , pull the STEP 6 : ADD MOTOR OIL TO ENGINE Figure 2.13 : Attach wheelgear cable and DepthRegulator Lever ( R , Figure2 - 13 ) The tiller is shipped withoutoil in the reverse clutchcable withcable ties ( $ ) . back and then slide it to the second notch engine crankcase . 3 . Usea small board to tap the Wheel from the top . NOTE : If the lever does not IMPORTANT : Do not start the engine Gear Lever knob securely onto the lever . move , lift the fine hood flap and look for a without first adding motor oil . Severe plastic tie securing the lever in place . Cut 4 . Securethe wheel gear cable and the engine damagewill result if the engine is and remove the tie . reverseclutch control cableto the left - run without oil = side handlebarwith two plastic ties ( S , 2 . Removethe oil level check plug ( M , 1 . Referto the separateEngineOwner's Figure 2 - I 3 ) locatedabout two feet apart . Figure2 - I0 ) on the left - side of the trans - Manual for motor oil specifications and Snip off any excesstie length with mission = ( Due to dried paint on the plug capacities . scissors . threads , it may require some force to 2 . With the unit on level ground , move remove the plug the first time . ) The gear STEP 8 : CHECK AIR the Depth Regulator Lever ( R , Figure 2 - oil level is correct if oil starts to flow out PRESSURE IN TIRES 13 ) up or down until the engine is level . of the hole as the plug is removed . If so , 3 . Add motor oil as described in the Usea tire pressure gaugeto check the air securely reinstall the plug . pressure in both tires . Deflate or inflate EngineOwner's Manual . both tires equally to 154o - 20 PSI 4 . Move the Depth RegulatorLever all ( pounds per square inch ) . Besure that the way down until the highest notch is both tires are inflated equally or the unit engaged . This placesthe tines in the will pull to oneside = " travel " position . STEP 9 : CHECK HARDWARE STEP 7 : ATTACHWHEEL GEAR FOR TIGHTNESS LEVER Inspect the hardware on the unit and I . Insert the Wheel Gear Lever ( P , Figure tighten any loose screws , bolts and nuts = Figure2 - 10 : Gearoil level checkplug . 2 - I 2 ) upthrough the slot in the control panel that is labeled " WHEELGEAR . " IMPORTANT : 3 . If oil does not flow from the check 2 . Insert two # 10 - 32 x I12 " round head hole , addoil as follows : • This completesassembly for recoil start screws down through the " + " marks on tillers . Readthe rest of this Manual , and NOTE : Do not use automatic transmission the control panel decal and securely the separateEngineOwner's Manual , fluid or motor oil in the transmission . attach the wheel gear mounting bracket before operating the tiller . ( a ) Cleanareaaround the fill hole ( N , using two # 10 lockwashers and # 10 - 32 • Electric start models - - continue with the Figure 2 - 11 ) and unscrew gearoil fill nuts . Assembly Steps . plug .
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the battery unlessyou arefully experi - the UPPERLEVELline printed on the Electric Start enced in battery activation and charging battery . Do not add water or any other AssemblySteps procedures . liquid during this initial activation . The following steps explain how to 6 . Allow battery to stand for 30 minutes To ensurethat the battery is properly acti - prepareand install the battery . FOR and then recheck the electrolyte level in vated and charged , you should review the YOURSAFETY , CAREFULLYFOLLOW each cell . Add more electrolyte solution if activating and charging instructions with ALL STEPSANDOBSERVEALL ACCOM - needed . Do not overfill the battery as this your battery technician . PANYINGSAFETYMESSAGES . Checkfor could result in flooding from the cells the following items ( see Figure 2 - 14 ) : during charging . I . Battery ( installed on tiller ) Battery electrolyte is a sulfuric acid 2 . Clearplastic vent tube solution that is poisonous and causes severe burns . Batteriesproduceexplosivegases ! 3 . Two hex screws and hex nuts • Keep sparks , flame and cigarettes • Avoidspills or contactwithskin , eyes , away . clothing . • Ventilate area when chargingor using • To prevent accidents , wear protective batteryin an enclosedspace . clothes , rubbergloves andshield eyes • Make sure venting path of battery is with safety goggles when working on always open oncebatteryis filled with or nearthe battery . acid . • Neutralize acid spills with a baking • Follow safety rules and instructions soda and water solution . Neutralize supplied by manufacturers of battery electrolyte container with same solu - andchargerunit . tion . Then rinse with clear water . 2 3 • During charging , do not leave battery ANTIDOTE : External - Flushwith water . unattended . Charging time need not Eyes - Flush with water for 15 minutes be continuous . and get immediate medical attention . • When checking the battery for ANTIDOTE : Internal - Drink a large gassing , always wear safety goggles quantity of water or milk . Follow with Figure 2.14 and use a flashlight to look down into milk of magnesia , beaten eggs , or veg - the cells . etable oil . Call physicianimmediately . B . To Chargethe Battery : Remove metal jewelry before working A . To Activatethe Battery : Formaximum battery life , charge the near the battery or near the electrical I . Removethe battery from the tiller by battery using the following method until system . removing the screws , lockwashers and all cells are gassingfreely . A battery is nuts from the battery hold - down clamp Failure to comply may cause a short gassing freely when the surface of the ( Figure 2 - 15 ) . circuit , resulting in electrical burns , electrolyte is covered with tiny bubbles . 2 . Placebattery on a level surface , safely electrical shock , or an explosion of Besure to follow all instructions provided away from any spark - or flame - producing batterygases . by the manufacturer of the battery charg - sources such as stoves , heaters , electrical ing unit that is being used to charge the switches , pilot lights , dryers , etc . STEP 1 : Battery Activation and battery . 3 . Removeand discard the short sealing Charging 1 . Charge the battery approximately three tube ( if so equipped ) that covers the vent to five hours at a rate of 1 - to - 2 amperes . The battery is shipped dry = It must be fitting locatedon the negative ( - ) side of Turn the battery charger off and discon - filled with battery electrolyte ( battery the top of the battery . nectthe charger cablesfrom the battery grade sulfuric acid ) and fully charged 4 . Removethe six filler caps from the top terminals . before it can be used . of the battery . Leavethe caps off while 2 . Check the electrolyte level in eachcell . activating and charging the battery . Adding electrolyte and charging the If the electrolyte level hasfallen , refill the battery can be dangerous . The electrolyte 5 . Put on protective clothing , rubber battery with distilled water until the level contains acid that can burn or blind you . gloves and eye protection . For best reachesthe UPPERLEVELline . Battery charging produces potentially results , the temperature of the battery and 3 . Securelyreplace all six filler caps . Use explosive gases . electrolyte should be between600 F to a baking soda and water solution to rinse 80 ° F . Carefully fill each of the six cells It is strongly recommended that you have off any electrolyte that may havespilled . with electrolyte ( battery grade sulfuric the battery serviced by atrained profes - Then dry the battery . acid with a specific gravity of 1.265 ) up to sional ( your authorized tiller dealer , a reli - ableservice station , a battery store , etc . ) . Do not attempt to activate and charge
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• Do not touch positive ( + ) battery terminal and any surrounding metal with tools , jewelry or other metal objects . Failure to complycouldcause a shortcircuitthat couldcause electri - cal burns or an explosion of battery gases . Figure 2.18 : Checktightness of upper • Incorrectinstallation of the batterycan mountingscrew . result in electrical system damage . Follow installation instructions care - Figure2 . 16 : Attachpositive ( + ) battery fully to avoid damage . cable . Coverconnectionwithrubber boot . from the hardware bag , connect the loose STEP2 : Install Battery end of the cable to the positive ( + ) post 1 . Reinstallthe battery on the battery on the battery . See Figure2 - 16 . mounting basewith thetwo cable mount - 2 . Slidethe rubber boot over the positive ingposts facing to the rear of the tiller = ( + ) battery post . Besure that the positive ( + ) post is on the 3 . The negativebattery cable is con - left - sideof the tillerand the negative ( - ) nected to the upper mounting screw that post is on the right - side ( as viewedfrom Figure 2.19 : Instafl vent tube . attachesthe starter solenoid to the back rear of tiller ) . SeeFigure 2 - 15 . of the battery post . This is the ground for the negativecable . Usingthe second screw and nut , attach the loose end of the Improper ventingcan cause a battery to cable to the negative ( - ) battery post . See explode , resulting in severe personal Figure 2 - 17 . injuryor propertydamage . Be sure that the vent tube does not becomekinked , folded or pinchedalong its entire length . STEP 4 : Connect Wiring Harness Attach the wiring harness receptacleto Figure2 . 15 the prongs on the back of the ignition switch ( seeFigure 2 - 20 ) . 2 . Reinstall the battery hold - down bracket over the battery withthe ignition IMPORTANT : This completes the assem - switch ( T , Figure 2 - 15 ) toward the front of the unit . Attach the bracket to the bly steps for the electric start tiller . Be sure to read the rest of this Manual , and Figure 2.17 : Attachnegative ( . ) battery mounting base using the two 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - cable . the separateEngineOwner's Manual , 1 / 4 " carriage screws ( insert screws up before you operateyour tiller . from beneath mounting base ) , 1 / 4 " lock - 4 . Checkthetightnessof the upper washers and 1 / 4 " - 20 nuts removed previ - mounting screw that secures the negative ously . Tightenthe nuts securely , but not so much as to bend the tabs on the hold - cable and starter solenoid to the battery down bracket . post . SeeFigure 2 - 18 , Scrapeaway any paint betweenthe cable and the screw as the paint can prevent a good electrical STEP3 : Attach Battery Cables ground . and Vent Tube 5 . Install one end of the clear plastic vent 1 . Locatethe positive battery cable , tube over the vent fitting ( U , Figure 2 - 19 ) which is connectedto the starter solenoid on the battery = Insert the other end down on the left - side of the battery post ( a into the vent tube shield ( V ) = rubber boot covers the connection ) . A second rubber boot is loosely installed on Figure 2.20 : Attach wiring harnessto the cable . Get the small screw and nut keyswitch .
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Features and Controls Before operating your machine , care - fully read and understand all safety , controls and operating instructions in this Manual , the separate Engine Owner's Manual , and on the decals on the machine . Failure to follow these instructionscan result in seriouspersonal injury . INTRODUCTION This Section describes the location and function of the controls on your tiller . Figure 3 . I : Controlslocated on handlebar . Referto the following section " Opera - tion " for detailed operating instructions , FORWARD CLUTCH CONTROL The DISENGAGEposition placesthe Practice using these controls , withthe wheels in the freewheeling mode to allow The two interconnectedlevers ( B , Figure engine shut off , until you understandthe the unit to be moved without the engine 3 - 1 ) control the engagementof forward operation of the controls and feel confi - drive to the wheels and tines . running . Usethe DISENGAGEposition dent with them . only when the engine is not running . See IMPORTANT : Referto the separate To Operate the ForwardClutch Control : " DANGER " statement that follows . engine manufacturer's EngineOwner's 1 . Before engagingthe Forward Clutch To shift to ENGAGEg , ently ( do not force ) Manual for information about the con - Control , put the Wheel GearLever in the move the lever forward whilealso rolling trois on the engine . ENGAGEposition ( see " WARNING " the tiller a few inchesforward or back - below ) . ward . Moving the tiller helps to align the WHEEL GEAR LEVER shift mechanismwith the transmission 2 . Pull up and hold one or both of the Thislever ( A , Figure 3 - 1 ) hastwo posi - wheel drive gears . leversagainst the handlebargrips to tions : ENGAGEand DISENGAGE . engagethe wheelsand tines . To shift to DISENGAGE ( freewheel ) , In the ENGAGEposition , the wheels will move the lever rearward , without rolling 3 . ReleaseBOTHlevers to disengage start turning when either the Forward the tiller . The wheels will roll freely ( stop ) the wheels and tines . All forward Clutch Control or the ReverseClutch when the lever is properly set in the motion will stop ( the enginewill continue Control is engaged ( the tines will also DISENGAGEposition . to run ) . start turning when either clutch is engaged ) . Never place the Wheel Gear Lever in Never engage the wheels andtines with the Forward Clutch Control or the DISENGAGE ( Freewheel ) when the Reverse Clutch Control unless the engine is running . Wheel Gear Lever is in ENGAGE . Having the Wheel Gear Lever in Engagingthe Forward ClutchControl or DISENGAGE and then engaging the the Reverse Clutch Control when the tines / wheels with either the Forward Clutch Control or the Reverse Clutch wheels are not engagedcould allow the tines to rapidly propel the tiller forward Control could allow the tines to propel or backward . the tiller rapidly forward or backward . Failure to follow this warning could Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or property result in personal injury or property damage . damage .
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REVERSCELUTCCHONTROL For bestresults , always begintilling at a very shallowdepthsetting andgradu - The ReverseClutch Control ( C , Figure • Do not attempt to till too deeply too ally increasethe tilling depth . Complete 3 - 1 ) controls the engagementof reverse drive to the wheels and tines . The revers - quickly . Gradually work down to details on using the Depth Regulator are found in the " Operation " Section of this deeper tilling depths . ingfeature is usedfor maneuveringthe manual . tiller only - neverengagethe tines in • Place the Depth RegulatorLever in the the groundwhile going inthe reverse " travel " position before starting the HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT direction . engine . This position prevents the tines from touching the ground until youare readyto begintilling . • Use extreme caution when reversing Failure to follow this warning could or pulling the machine towards you . result in personal injury or property Look behindto avoid obstacles . damage . • Never attempt to till in reverse . Failure to follow this warning could DEPTH REGULATOR result in personal injury or property The Depth Regulator lever ( D , Figure 3 - 2 ) damage . controls the tillingdepth of the tines . Pull Figure 3.3 : Handlebar heightadjustment . the lever straight backand slide it up or down to engagethe notched height set - To Operatethe ReverseClutch Control : The handlebarheight is adjustableto four tings . 1 . Put the Wheel GearLever inthe different settings . Set the handlebar ENGAGEposition ( see the " WARNING " height to a comfortable setting , but keep in mind that the handlebars will be lower statement on previous page ) . when the tines are engagedin the soil . 2 . Stop all tiller motion by releasing the ForwardClutch Control levers = To Adjust the HandlebarHeight : 3 . Lift up the handlebars until the tines I . Stop the engine , wait for all partsto clear the ground , look behind you to avoid stop moving and then disconnect the any obstacles , andthen pull the Reverse spark plug wire . Removethe ignition key Figure 3.2 : Depth RegulatorLever . Clutch Control knob out . The tines and on electric start models . wheels will rotate in a reversedirection = The highest notch ( lever all the way 2 . Loosen the two screws at the lower down ) raises the tines approximately 4 . Releasethe ReverseClutch Control ends of the handlebar = 1 - 1 / 2 inches offthe ground = This " travel " knob to disengage ( stop ) the wheelsand 3 . Loosen the height adjustment screw position allows the tiller to be moved tines = All reverse motion will stop ( the ( E , Figure 3 - 3 ) and pull the keyedwasher without the tines digging into the ground . engine will continue to run ) . ( F ) free of the slots in the curved height Moving the lever up increasesthe tilling adjustment bracket . depth . The lowest notch allows a tilling 4 . Move the handlebars to the new slot depth of approximately six to eight setting and insert the raised keys on the inches , depending on soil conditions . keyedwasher into the slot . Tighten the height adjustment screw securely . 5 . Retighten the two screws at the ends of the handlebar .
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ELECTRIC START KEYSWITCH ENGINECONTROLS ( ELECTRIC START MODEL ) Referto the engine manufacturer's Engine The ignition keyswitch on the electric Owner's Manual ( included in the tiller lit - start model ( H , Figure 3 - 5 ) is used to erature package ) to identify the controls start and stop the engine . The keyswitch on your engine . The following two con - settings are described below . trols areused when stopping or starting the engine . IMPORTANT : The control for stopping the recoil start engine is located on the engine . ENGINE THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER The EngineThrottleControlLever ( located on engine - - see Figure4 - 1 ) is used to reg - ulatethe engine speed . Onthe recoil start Figure 3.5 : Electricstart keyswitch . model only , it is also used to stop the engine ( on the electric start model , the IMPORTANT : See " Starting and Stopping electric start keyswitch is used to stop the the Engine " in the " Operation " Section for engine ) . The throttle settings areshown detailed engine starting and stopping below . instructions . IMPORTANT : See " Starting andStopping OFF - Stops engine . the Engine " in the " Operation " Section for detailed engine starting andstopping RUN - After starting , keyreturns to run instructions . position . START - Starts engine . Releasekey when engine starts ( avoid cranking enginefor , _ FAST - Usefor most tilling and cul - tivating projects . longer than 15 seconds for each attempt ) . SLOW - Usewhen idling engineor when slower tilling and cultivating speeds areneeded . O STOP - Stops the engine ( on recoil start models only ) .
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Operation ReverseClutch ForwardClutch Gear Lever ControlLever HandlebarHeight \ AdjustmentScrew ForwardClutch Control Lever Before operating your machine , care - fully read and understand all safety ( Section 1 ) , controls ( Section 3 ) and operating instructions ( Section 4 ) in this Manual , in the separate Engine Owner's Manual , and on the decals on the machine . Failure to follow these instructionscan EngJ result in seriouspersonal injury . Control Lever Figure 4 - I : Locationof main tiller controls . INTRODUCTION Readthis Sectionof the manual thor - STARTINGANDSTOPPING 1 . ReadSections 1 and 3 in this Manual . oughly before you start the engine , Then , Readthe separateEngineOwner's THE ENGINE takethe time to familiarize yourself with Manual . the basicoperation of the tiller before using it in the garden . 2 . Checkunit for loose or missing hard - ware . Serviceas required . To help prevent serious personal injury Find an open , level areaand practice 3 . Checkengine oil level . SeeEngine using the tillercontrols without the tines or damageto equipment : Owner's Manual . engagingthe soil ( put tines in " travel " • Before starting engine , put Wheel setting ) . Only after you've become com - 4 . Checkthat all safety guards and Gear Leverin ENGAGEposition . pletely familiar with the tiller should you covers are in place . • Before starting engine , put Forward begin using it in the garden . 5 . Checkair cleaner and engine cooling Clutch Control levers and Reverse system . See EngineOwner's Manual . BREAK - IN OPERATION ClutchControlin neutral ( disengaged ) 6 . Attach spark plug wire to spark plug . positionsby releasing controls . Perform the following maintenanceafter the first two hours of new operation ( see • Never run engine indoors or in " Maintenance " in this manual andthe enclosed , poorly ventilated areas . GASOLINEIS HIGHLYFLAMMABLEAND EngineOwner's Manual ) . Engine exhaust contains carbon ITSVAPORSAREEXPLOSIVE . monoxide , an odorless and deadly 1 . Changeengine oil . Follow gasoline safety rules in this gas . 2 . Checkfor loose or missing hardware manual ( see Section1 ) and in the sepa - • Avoid engine muffler and nearby on unit . Tighten or replaceas needed . rate EngineOwner'sManual . areas . Temperatures in these areas 3 . Checktransmission gear oil level . Failure to follow gasoline safety instruc - may exceed150OF . 4 . Checktension on forward clutch belt . tions can result in serious personal injuryand propertydamage . PRE - START CHECKLIST : Make the following checks and perform 7 . Fill the fuel tank with gasoline accord - the following services before starting the ing to the directions in the separate engine . EngineOwner's Manual . Follow all instructions andsafety rules carefully .
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STARTING THE ENGINE ( b ) When the engine starts , releasethe OPERATINGTHETILLER key and it will return to the " RUN " The following steps describe how to start The following pages provide guidelines to setting . and stop the engine . Donot attemptto using your tiller effectivelyand safely in engagethe tines or wheelsuntil you ( c ) Gradually movechoke lever ( on various gardening applications . Besure have read all of the operatinginstruc - engines so equipped ) to " NO CHOKE " , to read " Tilling Tips & Techniques " in this tions inthis Section . Alsoreview " CHOKEOFF " or " RUN " position . Section before you actually put the tines the safetyrules in Section 1 : " Safety " ( d ) Leavethe EngineThrottle Control into the soil . andthe tiller and enginecontrols Lever in the " FAST " setting . informationin Section3 : " Features and This is atraditional " standard rotating Controls . " tine " tiller with forward rotating tines . It To Start the ElectricStart EngineWith operatescompletely differently from CRT 1 . Complete the " Pre - Start Checklist " on the Recoil Starter Rope ( Counter Rotating Tines ) tillers or from the previous page . Ifnecessary , the electric start engine can low - cost front fine tillers . 2 . Put the Wheel GearLever ( Figure4 - I ) be started with the recoil starter rope by I . Follow the " Pre - Start Checklist " on the in the ENGAGEposition . following the steps below : previous page . Besure that the Wheel 3 . Put the Depth Regulator Lever in the 1 . Ifthe battery is not " dead " or GearLever is in the ENGAGEposition . " travel " position ( lever all the way down ) damaged , leave it connected to the tiller so that the tines are clear of the ground . 2 . Put the DepthRegulator Lever in the so itwill be recharged during engine " travel " position ( lever all the way down ) 4 . Releaseall controls on the tiller . operation . Make sure the battery cells are filled to the UPPERLEVELline with elec - so that the tines are clear of the ground . 5 . Put the EngineThrottle Control Lever Usethis position when practicing with trolyte . ( Figure 4 - I ) in the " FAST " setting . your tiller or when moving to or from the 2 . If the battery is " dead " or damaged , 6 . Onengines equipped with a fuel valve , garden . When you are ready to begin remove it ( refer to " Battery Removal and turn valve to open position as instructed tilling , you must move the Depth Regula - Installation " in Section 5 ) and have it in the separateengine manual . tor Leverto the desired depth setting ( see tested . Beforestarting engine , cover the " Tilling Tips & Techniques " ) . 7 . Chokeor prime engineas instructed in terminal on the loose end of the positive the separateEngineOwner's Manual , ( + ) cable with the insulatedboot and 3 . Start the engine and allow it to warm secure it in place with electrical tape to up . When warm , put EngineThrottle 8 . For recoil ( non - electric ) starting prevent electrical sparks . models : Control Lever in " FAST " speedsetting . 3 . Put the ignition key in the " RUN " ( a ) Place one hand on fuel tank to sta - position and then follow Steps1 - 8 of bilize unit when you pull the starter " Starting the Engine . " handle . ( b ) Use the recoil starter rope to start STOPPING THE ENGINE the engine as instructed in the sepa - 1 . To stop the wheels and tines , release rate Engine Owner's Manual . When the Forward Clutch Control leversor the the engine starts , gradually move the ReverseClutch Control knob ( whichever choke lever ( on engines so equipped ) control is engaged ) . Keepaway from rotatingtines . Rotating to the " NO CHOKE " , " CHOKEOFF " or tineswill cause injury . 2 . To stop the engine on the recoil start " RUN " position . model , move the EngineThrottle Control ( c ) Leavethe EngineThrottle Control Lever to the " STOP " position . 4 . For forwardmotion of the wheelsand Lever in the " FAST " setting . tines : 3 . To stop the engineon an electric start 9 . For electric starting models : model , move the ignition keyto " OFF " . ( a ) Pull oneor both of the Forward ( a ) Turn the engine ignition keyto the Clutch Control Leversup and hold IMPORTANT : After stopping an electric " START " setting and allow the starter them againstthe handlebars . To stop start engine , removethe ignition key from motor to crank the enginefor several forward motion of the wheels and the switch to reduce the possibility of seconds . Avoid cranking the engine tines , releasethe levers . unauthorized starting of the engine . longer than 15 seconds at a time as doing so could damagethe starter motor . NOTE : Referto the Engine Owner's Manual for detailed starting instructions .
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Before tilling , contactyour telephone or utilities company and inquire if underground equipment or lines are used in your area . Their representative will he glad to answer your questions and tell you if any of their equipmentor lines are buried underground on your property . Figure 4.2 : Use one handto guide tiller whenmovingforward . Turning the Tiller Around Figure4 - 3 : Raise tines offgroundand look behind whenmoving in reverse . ( b ) As the tiller moves forward , relax and let the wheels pull the unit along 6 . To Turn the Tiller Around : while the tines dig . Walk behind and a little to one side of the tiller . Usea ( a ) Practiceturning the tiller in a level , light but secure grip with one hand on open area . Bevery carefulto keep the handlebars , but keepyour arm your feet and legs awayfrom the tines . loose . SeeFigure 4 - 2 . Let the tiller move aheadat its own pace and do ( b ) To make a turn , reduce the engine not push down on the handlebars to speed andthen lift the handlebars try and force the tiller to dig deeper - until the engine andtines are balanced this takes weight off the wheels , over the wheels ( Figure4 - 4 ) . reduces traction , and causesthe tines ( c ) With the tiller balanced , push side - to try and propel the tiller . ways on the handlebar to move the tiller in the direction of the turn ( Figure 4 - 5 ) . After completing the turn , Figure 4.4 : To begin turn , reduce engine Do not push down on the slowly lower the tines into the soil and speedand lift handlebarsuntil engine handlebars to try to make the tiller till increasethe enginespeed . and tines are balanced over wheels , more deeply . This preventsthe wheels Stopping the Tiller and Engine from holding the tiller back and can I . To stop the wheels and tines , release allow the tines to rapidly propel the the ForwardClutch Control levers or the tiller forward , which couldresult in loss ReverseClutch Control knob ( whichever of control , propertydamage , or personal is engaged ) . injury . 2 . To stop the recoil start engine , move 5 . For reversemotion of the wheels and the EngineThrottle Control Lever to tines : " STOP " . On electric start models , turn the ignition keyswitch to " OFF " to stop the ( a ) Look behind and exercise caution engine . when operating in reverse . Donottill while in reverse . ( b ) Stop all forward motion before reversing . Lift the handlebars with one hand until the tines are off the ground and then pull the Reverse Clutch Control knob out to engage reverse motion ( see Figure 4 - 3 ) . To Figure 4.5 : Withtiller balancedover wheels ( and tines out of the ground ) . stop reversemotion , let go of the push handlebarssidewaysto turntiller . ReverseClutch Control knob .
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Tilling Tips & Techniques Let the tiller do the work • If the garden sizewill not permit Avoidtilling soggy , wet soil lengthwise and thencrosswise tilling , • While tilling , relax and let the wheels Tilling wet soil often results in large , then overlap the first passesby one - pull the tiller along while the tines do hard clumps of soil that can interfere half a tiller width , followed by succes - the digging . Walk on the side that is with planting . If time permits , wait aday sive passesat one - quarter width ( see not yet finished ( to avoid making foot - or two after heavyrains to allow the soil Figure 4 - 8 ) . prints in the freshly tilled soil ) and to dry before tilling . Test soil by squeez - • With planning , you can allow enough lightly , but securely grip the handlebar ing it into a ball . If it compresses too room betweenrows to cultivate ( see with just one hand . easily , it is too wet to till . Figure 4 - 9 ) . Leaveroom 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 making footprints in lose traction . Without the wheels the freshly tilled soil . Footprints cause helping to hold the tiller back , the tines soil compactionthat can hamper root will attempt to propel the tiller - often penetration andcontribute to soil causing the tiller to skip rapidly across erosion . They can also " plant " unwanted the ground . ( Sometimes , slight down - weed seedsback into the freshly tilled ward pressureon the handlebarswill ground . help get through a particularly tough section of sod or unbroken ground , but Choosingcorrectwheel Figure 4.6 in most casesthis won't benecessary andtine speeds at all . ) With experience , you will find the ' Just right " tilling depth and tilling speed com - F Tilling depths bination that is best for your garden . • Avoid trying to dig too deeplytoo Set the EngineThrottle Control Lever to quickly , especially whenbusting sod or a speedto give the engineadequate when tilling soil that hasn't beentilled power and yet allow it to operate at the for some time . Use shallow depth reg - slowest possible speed . . . at least until ulator settings ( only an inch or two you have achievedthe maximum tilling deep ) for the first passesthrough the depth you desire . Fasterengine speeds garden area . With each succeeding may bedesirable when making final pass , adjust the depth regulator to dig passes through the seedbedor when another inch or two deeper . ( Watering Figure4 . 7 cultivating . Selectionof the correct the garden areaa few days prior to engine speed , in relation to the tilling tilling will maketilling easier , as will depth , will ensure a sufficient power letting the newly worked soil set for a level to do thejob without causing the day or two before making afinal , deep engine to labor . tilling pass . ) • When cultivating ( breakingup the Suggestedtilling patterns surfacesoil around plantsto help destroy weeds ) , use very shallowdepth • When preparing a seedbed , go over the Figure 4.8 settingsto preventinjury to plantswhose same path twice in the first row , then rootsoften grow closeto the surface . If overlap one - half the tiller width on the needed , lift upon the handlebarsslightly rest of the passes ( see Figure 4 - 6 ) . to preventthe tinesfrom diggingtoo When finished in one direction , make a deeply . ( Cultivatingon aregularbasis second pass at a right angle as shown not only eliminatesweeds , it also loosens in Figure 4 - 7 . Overlap each pass for and aeratesthe soil for bettermoisture best results ( in very hard ground it may absorptionandfaster plantgrowth . ) take three or four passesto thoroughly Figure 4.9 pulverizethe soil ) .
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Tilling Tips & Techniques • Terracesshould beonly 2 - to - 3 feet Clearing the tines Tilling on slopes wide . Digging too far into the side of If you must garden on amoderate The tines havea self - clearing action the slope will expose poor subsoil that slope , pleasefollow two very important which eliminates most tangling of debris is unproductive for plants . guidelines : in the tines . However , occasionally dry • To createa terrace , start at the top of grass , stringy stalks or tough vines may 1 . Till only on moderateslopes , never on the slope and work down . Go backand become tangled . Followthese proce - steepground where footing is difficult forth across the first row as shown in dures to help avoid tangling and to clean ( review safety rules in the " Safety " Figure 4 - 10 . the tines , if necessary . Section of this Manual ) . • Each succeeding lower terraceis • To reduce tangling , set the depth regu - 2 . We recommend tillingup anddown started by walking below the terrace lator deep enoughto get maximum slopes rather than terracing , Tilling you're preparing . Foradded stability of " chopping " action as the tines chop the vertically on a slope allows maximum the tiller , always keep the uphill wheel material against the 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 each terrace . This sure the correct oil level is maintained in untilled strip helps prevents the ter - • While power composting , try swaying the engine ( check everyone - half hour of racesfrom breaking apart and washing the handlebarsfrom side to side ( about operation ) . The incline of the slope will downhill . It also provides awalking 6 " to 12 " ) . This " fishtailing " action causethe oil to slant away from its path betweenrows . often clearsthe tines of debris . normal leveland this can starve engine 3artsof required lubrication . Keepthe • If tanglingoccurs , lift the tinesout of the soil and run thetiller in reversefor engineoil levelat the full point at all times ! a few feet . This reversing action should unwind a good deal of debris . A . Tilling upanddown slopes : • If reversing the tiller doesn't clear the • To keep soil erosion to aminimum , be oliP , debris , it may be necessaryto remove sure to add enoughorganic matter to the debris by hand ( a pocket knife will the soil so that it has good moisture - help you to cut awaythe material ) . holding texture and try to avoid leaving footprints or wheel marks , • When tillingvertically , try to make the Figure4 _ lO first pass uphill as the tiller digs more Before clearing the tines by hand , stop deeply going uphill than it does down - the engine , allow all moving parts to hill . In soft soil or weeds , you may stop and disconnect the spark plug C . Tilling acrossslopeswithout haveto lift the handlebars slightly while wire . Removethe ignition key on elec - going uphill . When going downhill , usingterraces : tric start models . overlap the first pass by about one - half • If vertical or terracing gardening aren't the width of the tiller . Failure to follow this warning could practical for you , then you can till later - result in personal injury . ally across a slope . We don't really B . Terrace Gardening : recommend this method as it can • When a slope is too steepor too short create unsure footing and invites soil for vertical tilling , it may be necessary erosion . to till across the slope and createter - • As in terracegardening , start at the top raced rows , Terracesare rows that are of the slope and overlapthe first pass cut into the side of a slope , creating a by half the width of the tiller . Foradded narrow , but flat areaon which to plant , stability of the tiller , always keepthe • On a long slope , you can makeseveral uphill wheel in the soft , newlytilled soil . terraces , one below the other .
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POWERCOMPOSTING After tillingunder crop residues , add • Ramps must be strong enough to more organic matter such as leaves , support the combined weight of the tiller Power composting simply meanstilling grass clippings and even kitchen scraps . and any handlers . The ramps should under and burying in the soil all manner When tilledinto the soil , thisorganic provide good traction to prevent slip - of organic matter such as crop residues , matter will decompose and add even ping ; they should have side rails to leaves , grass clippings and cover crops . more important nutrients to the soil . guide the tiller along the ramps ; and This material will decompose during the they should havea locking deviceto After power composting , you may want to non - growing seasonand add important secure them to the vehicle , natural nutrients to the soil . plant a " green manure " cover crop to protect the soil during the off - season . You • The handlers should wear sturdy simply grow a crop of clover , alfalfa , footwear that will help to prevent buckwheat , peas , beans , rye grass , grain , slipping . When power composting , do not keep or kale and then till it into the soil prior to • Position the loading vehicle so that the the Depth Regulator Lever at a deep the planting season . ramp angle is as flat as possible ( the setting if the tillerjumps or bucks . less incline to the ramp , the better ) , If jumping or buckingoccurs , move the LOADINGANDUNLOADING Turn the vehicle's engine off and apply Depth Regulator Lever down to one of THETILLER its parking brake , the shallower settings and then slowly increase the tilling depth on later • When going up ramps , stand in the normal operating position and push the passes . tiller aheadof you , Havea person at Loading and unloading the tiller into a Failure to follow this warning could each side to turn the wheels , vehicle is potentially hazardousand we result inpersonal injury . don't recommenddoingso unless abso - • When going down ramps , walk back - lutely necessary , as this could result in ward with the tiller following you , Keep The first place to begin is with crop personalinjuryor propertydamage . alert for any obstacles behind you . residues such as leftover vines , stalks , Position a person at each wheel to However , if you must load or unloadthe stems and roots . Power compost these control the speed of the tiller , Nevergo tiller , follow the guidelines given next . crop residuesas soon as they finish down ramps tiller - first , as the tiller could bearing . The sooner this is done , the tip forward . better , as tender green matter is easier to • Before loading or unloading , stop the • Usewooden blocks to place on the till under . Usethe deepestdepth regula - engine , waitfor all parts to stop moving , downhill side of the wheels if you need tor setting possible without causing the disconnect the spark plug wire and let engineto labor or the tiller to jump ahead . to stop the tiller from rolling down the the engine and muffler cool . Remove ramp . Also , use the blocks to temporar - the ignition keyon electric start models . Standing cornstalks of reasonableheight ily keepthe tiller in place on the ramps can be power composted . Pushing over • The tiller is too heavy ( over 170 Ibs . , ( if necessary ) , and to chock the wheels ( but not uprooting ) cornstalks will often depending on model ) and bulky to lift in place after the tiller is in the vehicle . make it easier for your tiller to chop up safely by one person . Two or more • When the tiller is in the vehicle , prevent the stalks . Keepthe tines clear of exces - people should sharethe load . it from rolling by engagingthe wheels in sive tangling by " fishtailing " or frequently • Usesturdy ramps and manually ( engine the wheel drive position ( put Wheel Gear using reverse . Makeseveralpasses , then shut off ) roll the tillerinto and out of the Lever in ENGAGE ) . Chockthe wheels return a few days later to finish off any vehicle . Two or more peopleare needed with blocks and securely tie the tiller remaining stubble , to do this . down .
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Maintenance TILLER LUBRICATION CHECK HARDWARE At leastevery 10 operating hours , check Before inspecting , cleaning or the unit for loose or missing hardware servicing the machine , shut off engine , ( screws , bolts , nuts , hairpin cotters , etc . ) . wait for all moving parts to come to a Loose or missing hardwarecan leadto D complete stop , disconnect spark plug equipment failure , poor performance or wire and move wire away from spark oil leaks . plug . Remove ignition key on electric start models . Besure to check the three end cap mounting screws located at the rear of the Failure to follow these instructions can transmission ( Figure 5 - 2 ) . Lift the tine result in serious personal injury or prop - flap to service those screws . erty damage . O A MAINTENANCESCHEDULE Figure 5.1 : Lubrication points . PROCEDURE NOTES Check motor oil level 2 , 3 Proper lubrication of the tiller is anessen - tial part of your maintenance program . Clean engine 2 , 7 Check drive belt tension 1 , 4 After every 10 operating hours , oil or grease the lubrication points shown in Check nuts and bolts 1 , 4 Figure5 - 1 as described below . Change motor oil 1 , 4 , 6 Figure 5.2 Lubricate tiller 4 Usea good quality lubricating oil ( # 30 Service foam pre _ cleanerair filter 7 weight engineoil is suitable ) and a good CHECK TIRE PRESSURE ( if so equipped ) quality generalpurpose grease ( grease Check the air pressure in both tires . Service paper air filter ( if so equipped ) 7 that has a metal lubricant is preferred , if Deflateor inflate both tires evenly to 15 - Check gear oil level in transmission 1 , 5 available ) . to - 20 PSi ( pounds per square inch ) . Be Check tines for wear 5 • Removewheels , clean wheel shaft ( A , sure that both tires havethe same air Check air pressure in tires 5 Figure 5 - 1 ) and apply thin coating of pressureor the unit will tend to pull to Service spark plug 7 greaseto shaft . one side . NOTES • Greaseback , front and sides of depth I - After first 2 hours of break - in operation . regulator lever ( B , Figure 5 - 1 ) . 2 - Before each use . • Removetines , clean tine shafts ( C , 3 - Every 5 opet _ ting hours . Figure5 - 1 ) and inspect for rust , rough 4 - Every 10 operating hours . 5 - Every 30 operating hours . spots or burrs ( especially around 6 - More frequently in dusty or dirty conditions . holes ) . Fileor sand smooth and coat 7 - See Engine Owner's Manual for service ends of shaft with grease . recommendations . 8 - Whichevertime interval occurs first . • Oil the threads on the handlebarheight adjustment screw ( D , Figure5 - 1 ) . • Oil the threads on the handlebarattach - ing screws ( E , Figure5 - 1 ) .
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I Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitch on units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructionscan result in serious personal injury or property damage . CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS TRANSMISSION GEAR OIL SERVICE 3 . Placea clean pan below the transmis - sion drain plug ( see Figure 5 - 3 ) and Checkthe transmissiongearoil level after Before each use , check your tillerfor removethe drain plug . The oil will start every 30 hours of operation or whenever signs of anoil leak - usually a dirty , oily flowing out of the drain hole ( it mayflow accumulation either on the unit or on the you notice any oil leak . Operatingthe slowly , especially in cold temperatures ) . tiller when the transmissionis low on oil floor where it has beenparked . 4 . Removethe transmission gear oil level can result in severedamage . A little seepagearound a cover or oil seal check plug that is locateda few inches is usually not a cause for alarm . However , A . To CheckTransmissionGear Oil abovethe left side wheel shaft . if the oil drips overnight thenimmediate Level : 5 . When the oil stops flowing , tilt the attention is neededas ignoring a leakcan 1 . Checkthe gear oil level when the trans - transmission forward to drain oil from the result in severetransmissiondamage . mission is cool . Gearoil will expand in rear of the transmission . If a cover is leaking , try tightening any warm operating temperatures and this 6 . After draining the oil , cleanthe threads loose screws or bolts . If the fasteners are expansionwill provide an incorrect oil of the drain plug , apply a non - hardening tight , a new gasket or oil seal may be level reading . removablegasket sealantto the threads , required . If the leak is from around a 2 . To check the gear oil level ( andto add andsecurely reinstall the drain plug . shaft and oil seal , the oil seal probably oil , if necessary ) , refer to " STEP5 : Check 7 . Using aclean funnel , slowly add SAE needsto be replaced . Seeyour autho - GearOil Level in Transmission " in Section 140 or SAE85W - 140 weight gear oil rized dealer or contact the factory for 2 of thismanual . service or advice . ( with an API rating of GL - 4 only ) to the transmission . The transmission holds B . To Drain and Refill the Transmission : IMPORTANT : Neveroperate the tiller if approximately 3 - 1 / 4 pints ( 52 - 54 the transmissionis low on oil . Checkthe The transmissiongearoil does not need ounces ) . Tilt the tiller slightly backwards to bechanged unless it has beencontami - oil level after every 30 hours of operation to makesure the gearoil reachesthe rear nated with dirt , sand or metal particles . and wheneverthere is any oil leakage . ( tine ) end of the transmission . Stop 1 . Prop up the left side of the unit so that adding gearoil when it begins to flow from the oil level check hole on the side of it will be securely supported when the left side wheel is removed . Remove the left the transmission . side wheel by removing the wheel mount - 8 . Securely reinstall the oil level check ing hardware . plug , 2 . Unscrew the plastic gearoil fill plug 9 . Securely reinstall the gear oil fill plug from the top of the transmission . on top of the transmission . 10 . Reinstallthe wheel and removethe prop .
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Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitchon units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage . 5 . Onengines with a dipstick , remove it , ENGINECLEANING wipe it clean , and reinstall it finger - tight . The engine must be kept clean to assure Removethe dipstick and checkthe smooth operation and to prevent damage reading . Add oil ( if required ) to bring the from overheating . Referto the separate level to the FULLmark . Do not overfill . EngineOwner's Manual for specific repair and cleaning instructions . All inspections B . To Change the EngineOil : and services must be done with the Changethe engineoil as instructed in the engineshut off and cool to the touch . separateEngineOwner's Manual . CARBURETOR / GOVERNOR AIR CLEANER SERVICE CONTROL ADJUSTMENTS The engine air cleaner filters dirt and dust out of the air before it entersthe carbure - tor . Operatingthe enginewith a dirty , Operators shall not tamper with the clogged air filter can causepoor perfor - engine governor settings on the Figure 5.3 : Removedrain plug to drain mance and damageto the engine . Never machine ; the governor controls the transmissiongear oil ( also remove oil fill operate the enginewithout the air cleaner plug and oil level checkplug ) . maximum safe operating speed to installed . Inspectand service the air protect the engine and all moving parts cleaner more often if operating in very from damage caused by overspeed . dusty or dirty conditions . Authorized service shall he sought if a ENGINEOILSERVICE Servicethe air cleaneras instructed in the problemexists . Checkthe engine oil level before starting separateEngineOwner's Manual . the engine eachday and check it after The carburetor was adjustedat the each 5 hours of continuous operation . SPARK PLUG SERVICE factory for best operating speed . Referto Running the enginewhen it is low on oil the separateEngineOwner's Manualfor Inspect andclean or replace the spark will quickly ruin the engine . any adjustment information or seeyour plug after every 100 operating hours or It is recommendedthat you changethe authorized engineservice dealer . annually . Cleanthe plug and set the gap motor oil after every 10 hours of opera - as described in the separateEngine The governor controls the maximum safe tion and evensooner when operating in Owner's Manual . operating speed andprotects the engine extremely dirty or dusty conditions . Refer and all moving partsfrom damage caused In someareas , local law requires using to the separateEngineOwner's Manual by overspeeding . Do not tamper with the for detailed service instructions . resistor spark plugs to suppress ignition enginegovernor settings . Seekautho - signals . If the enginewas originally rized service if a problem exists . A . To Check the EngineOil Level : equippedwith a resistor spark plug , use the sametype for replacement . 1 . Move the tiller to a level areaand shut THROTTLE CONTROL ADJUSTMENT off the engine . SPARK ARRESTER SCREEN If the enginedoes not respond to various 2 . Level the engineby moving the Depth SERVICE throttle lever settings , refer to the sepa - Regulator Lever up or clownas needed . rate EngineOwner's Manual for service 3 . Cleanthe areaaround the oil dipstick If the engine muffler is equipped with a information or contact your local autho - or oil fill tube to prevent dirt from falling spark arrester screen , remove and clean it rized engine service dealer . into the crankcase . according to the time intervals and instructions in the separateEngine 4 . Onengines with an oil fill tube , remove Owner's Manual . the filler cap , add oil ( if required ) until it reachesthe top of the tube and reinstall the filler cap .
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I Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitch on units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructionscan result in serious personal injury or property damage . WHEELGEARCABLEADJUSTMENT OFF SEASON STORAGE Moderate Wear When thetiller won't beused for When the Wheel GearLever is in DISEN - New extended periods , prepare it for storage GAGE , the wheels will roll freely ( free - as follows : wheel ) . The wheels should not roll freely when the lever is in ENGAGE . If the 1 . Cleanthe tiller and engine . wheels roll freely when the Wheel Gear 2 . Do routine tiller lubrication and check Lever is in ENGAGE , the wheel gearcable for loose parts and hardware . needsto be adjusted as described below . 3 . Protect the engineand perform recom - Replace 1 . With the engine shut off and the spark mended enginemaintenance by following plug wire disconnected , put the Wheel Figure5 . 5 : Checkingtinesfor wear . the engine storage instructions found in GearLever in ENGAGE . the separateEngineOwner's Manual . 2 . Loosen the top adjustment nut ( A , NOTE : Besure to protect the fuel lines , B . Removinga SingleTine : Figure 5 - 4 ) on the wheel gear cable carburetor and fuel tank from gum 1 . Remove the two screwsand nuts that bracket that is located on the left side rear deposits by removing fuel or by treating attach a single tine to the tine holder of the transmission . fuel with afuel stabilizer ( follow engine ( Figure5 - 6 ) . If needed , use penetrating manufacturer's recommendations ) . 3 . Push the wheel gear cable ( B ) down oil to help free the nuts . and roll the tiller slightly forward or back - 4 . On electric start units , follow " Battery 2 . When installing a single tine , besure ward until the eccentric lever ( C ) engages Storage " instructions in this Section . to position it so that its cutting edge will ( locks ) the wheels . Hold the cable in that enter the soil first as the tiller moves 5 . Store unit in a clean , dry area . position and tighten the top ( A ) and forward . 6 . Never store the tillerwith fuel in the bottom ( D ) adjustment nuts . fuel tank in an enclosed areawhere gas 4 . Move the Wheel GearLeverto C . Removinga Tine Assembly : fumes could reach an openflame or ENGAGEand DISENGAGEseveraltimes I . If removing both fine assemblies , mark spark , or where ignition sources are to check the adjustment . The wheels them " left " and " right " before removal . present ( spaceheaters , hot water heaters , should not roll when the lever is in Doing so will help ensure that the assem - furnaces , etc . ) . ENGAGE , but they should roll when the blies are reinstalled on the correct sides lever is in DISENGAGE . Readjust the of the tiller . BOLOTINES cable as required . 2 . Remove the screw and Iocknut that The tines will wear with use andshould secure the tine assembly to the tine shaft be inspected at the beginning of each ( Photo 5 - 7 ) . Pull the tine assemblyoff tilling season and after every 30 operating the shaft ( if necessary , use arubber hours . Tinescan be replaced individually mallet to tap the tine assembly outward ) . or as acomplete set . Neverinspect or 3 . Before reinstalling the tine assembly , service the tines unless the engine is inspect the tine shaft for rust , rough stopped , the spark plug wire is discon - spots or burrs andfile or sand as needed . nected , andthe ignition key is removed on electric start models . Apply athin coat of greaseto the shaft . C 4 . Install each fine assembly so that the A . Tine Inspection : cutting edge of the tines will enter the With use , the tines will become shorter , soil first when the tiller moves forward . narrower and pointed ( Figure 5 - 5 ) . Badly Figure 5 - 4 : Wheelgear cable assembly . Secure the tine assembly to the tine shaft worn tines will result in a loss of tilling using the screw and Iocknut previously depth and reduced effectiveness when removed . Tighten securely . chopping up and turning under organic matter . UseFigure 5 - 5 as a guide to when the tines should bereplaced .
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Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitchon units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage . Figure5 - 6 : Removingsingletine . Figure5 . 8 : Forwardclutchbelt ( C ) . ( Left . side view , no belt cover . ) Figure5 - 10 : Locationofforwardclutchcable spring ( E ) andforwardcableadjuster ( F ) . of Tine Figure 5 - 7 , " Removinga tine assembly . 2 - 1 / 2 " Follow the belt adjustment instructions extended carefully . An incorrectadjustmentcould result in the clutch control mechanism \ engaging too soon . This could cause loss of tiller control and result in per - Figure 5.11 : Correctspringlength when Figure 5.9 : Reverseclutch belt ( D ) . sonal injuryor propertydamage . ForwardClutchLevers are engaged is 2 . I / 2 " . ( Right - side view , no belt cover . ) CHECKING AND ADJUSTING Tension on a new forward clutch belt ( C , Checking andAdjusting TENSION ON CLUTCH BELT ForwardClutchBelt Tension Figure 5 - 8 ) should be checked after the Maintainingcorrect belt tension is impor - first two ( 2 ) hours of operation and after CheckingForward Belt Tension tantto good tilling performance and long every ten ( 10 ) hours of operation . 1 . Before adjusting , shut off engine , allow belt life . A loose belt will slip on the The reverseclutch belt ( D , Figure5 - 9 ) , the engine and muffler to cool down , dis - engineand transmission pulleys and becauseit is used more sparingly , may causethe tines and wheels to slow down connect the spark plug wire , and remove not requiretension adjustment until a sig - the ignition key on electric start models = - or stop - even though the engine is nificant number of operating hours has running at full speed . A loose belt will 2 . The coiled part of the forward clutch passed . A tension adjustment is required also result in premature belt wear , spring ( E , Figure5 - 10 ) measures 2 " in only if there is little or no reverse move - length whenthe ForwardClutch Control While checking belt tension , also check ment when the ReverseClutch Control levers ( G ) are not pulled up = Pull either for cracks , cuts or frayed edges . A belt in knobis pulled out . ForwardClutch Control Lever up against poor condition should be replaced , the handlebarand measurethe length of the extendedcoil . Tension is correct if the length of the extendedcoil is 2 - 1 / 2 " ( see Figure 5 - 11 ) =
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I Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitch on units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructionscan result in serious personal injury or property damage . The forward clutch control cable needs NOTE : A new belt is neededwhen the , jam nuts are adjusted closeto the end of the adjustment if the extendedlength of the threaded adjuster = coil is not 2 - 1 / 2 " . SeeAdjusting the Forward Clutch Belt for a procedure . 5 . Tighten bothjam nuts securely . Adjustingthe ForwardClutchBelt Checking and AdjustingReverse Clutch Belt Tension Move cable CheckingReverseClutchBelt Tension adjusteraway Incorrect cable adjustment could cause from pulleysto The reverse clutch belt ( D , Figure5 - 9 ) the wheels and tines to rotate unexpect - increase reverse needs adjustment if the belt slips in edly . Follow adjustment procedures belt tension . reverse or if there is no reverse . See carefully . Failure to do so could result Adjusting Reverse Clutch Belt below . in personalinjury or propertydamage . Figure5 - 14 : Reverseclutchcable adjuster . Left . side view with belt coverremoved . AdjustingReverseClutchBelt Do this procedure if the forward clutch spring measurementis not correct ( see 1 . Before adjusting the belt , shut off reverseclutch belt fully contacts the CheckingForward Belt Tension ) . engine , allow the engine and muffler to groove in the enginepulley . Releaseknob andmake sure that the belt doesn't cool down , disconnect the spark plug 1 . Before adjusting , shut off engine , allow wire , and remove the ignition key on elec - engagethe reverseengine pulley ( L , the engineand muffler to cool down , dis - tric start models . Figure 5 - 14 ) . If it does , it may causethe connect the spark plug wire , and remove unit to move in reversewhen the Wheel 2 . Removethe two flange Iocknuts ( C , the ignition keyon electric start models . GearLever is engaged = Adjust the cable Figure 5 - 13 ) and remove the belt cover . 2 . Belt adjustments are done with the for lesstensionif thiscondition occurs = forward clutch cable adjuster ( F , Figure SeeCheckingand Adjusting ReverseBelt 5 - 10 ) . Usetwo 1 / 2 " , open - end wrenches Tensionfor more information . to loosen the two jam nuts ( A , Figure 7 . Reinstallthe belt cover = 5 - 12 ) a few turns . 8 . Move the unit to an open areaand test NOTE : Do not loosen the nuts more than the reverse operation . Repeatthis proce - a few turns for each adjustment check . dure if the unit does not respond when 3 . Move cable adjuster ( B , Figure5 - 12 ) the reverse clutch is engaged . downward for more belt tension . FORWARD CLUTCH BELT REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT Figure 5.13 : Beltcover . The forward clutch belt ( K , Figure 5 - 15 ) engagesthe enginepulley ( I ) andthe 3 . Reversebelt tension adjustments are transmission pulley ( J ) when either done with the reverseclutch cable ForwardClutch Control Lever is pulled up adjuster locatedon the left side of the againstthe handlebar . machine nearthe engine ( D , Figure5 - 14 ) . Use two 1 / 2 " open - end wrenches to More Bel loosen the two adjuster jam nuts ( E ) a few Tension . turns = NOTE : Do not loosen the nuts more than a few turns for each adjustment check = Figure 5.12 : Move forward clutchcable 4 . Move the cable adjuster ( D , Figure adjuster downfor more belt tension . 5 - 14 ) away from the pulleys to increase belt tension = 4 . Hand tighten the jam nuts and pull the NOTE : A new belt is neededwhen the jam Forward Clutch Control levers up against nuts are adjusted closeto the end the the handlebar . Measurethe spring coil threaded adjuster = ( Figure 5 - 11 ) . The extended length of the coil should be 2 - 1 / 2 " . Repeatthis proce - 5 . Tighten bothjam nuts securely . Figure 5 - 15 : Forward clutchcontrol dure until the extendedspring length is 6 . Pull backon the ReverseClutch assembly , correct . Control knob and makesure that the
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Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitchon units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage . FigureS - 16 Figure 5.19 Press ForwardClutch Idler 3 . From the front of tiller , insert the Arm inward to take pres - sureoff ClutchCable . forward clutch belt in betweenthe bottom Figure 5.18 of the engine pulley ( I , Figure5 - 19 ) and Pull the bottom half of the belt out of the the top of transmission pulley ( P ) . housing and let it hang outside the unit 4 . Insert the bottom half of belt into the ( B ) . smaller , rear - most groove of the trans - 4 . On left - side of unit , disconnect the mission pulley ( E , Figure 5 - 18 , in the forward clutch cable from the forward direction of arrow 3 ) . Nowslip the top clutch idler arm bracket ( Figure 5 - 17 ) . half of belt behind the belt guide ( D , Notethe hole from which you disconnect Figure 5 - 18 , in the direction of arrow 4 ) the cable . It is important to reconnect the and onto the large groove of enginepulley ForwardClutch cable to the samehole . Cable ( C , Figure 5 - 18 ) . 5 . Slidethe forward clutch belt off the Connection 5 . Reconnectthe forward clutch cable to engine pulley ( C , Figure5 - 18 ) , awayfrom the correct hole in the idler arm bracket , Figure 5.17 engine ( in the direction of arrow 1 ) , out as shown in Figure 5 - 17 . from behind the belt guide ( D ) , and com - Pulling the lever ( s ) tightens theforward NOTE : Besure to position the clutch pletely off the pulley . clutch cable ( G ) which causes the forward cable on the pulley side ( G , Figure 5 - 20 ) 6 . Slip the belt off the front of the trans - clutch idler pulley ( H ) to apply tension to of the left - side cover support bracket ( J ) . theforward clutch belt . This causes the mission pulley ( E , Figure 5 - 18 , in the IMPORTANT : Belt must be installed direction of arrow 2 ) . belt to transfer power from the engine behindthe belt guide ( H , Figure 5 - 20 ) . pulley to thetransmissionpulley for 7 . Work the belt out from betweenthe Forward pulley andthe frame , around the trans - movement . mission cover spring , then up and out of the machine . RemovingForwardClutch Belt Installing ForwardClutchBelt 1 . Stop engine , allow it to cool and dis - connect spark plug wirebefore working 1 . Stop engine , allow it to cool and dis - near belts . Also remove ignition keyon connect spark plug wire before working electric start models . near belts . Also remove ignition keyon electric start models . 2 . Removethe two nuts ( C , Figure 5 - 13 ) and remove the belt cover . 2 . Removethe old forward clutch belt as 3 . Move the reverseclutch belt ( A , Figure described in Removing Forward Clutch Belt . 5 - 16 ) out of the way = Press on the reverse idler pulley to createslack . Then Figure 5.20 : Correct forwardclutchcable slip the bottom half of the belt completely positioning . off thetransmissionpulley .
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I Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitch on units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructionscan result in serious personal injury or property damage . 6 . Reinstall the reverseclutch belt . Insert knob is pulled out , it pulls the reverse the bottom of the belt into the frame , then idler arm and pulley ( N , Figure5 - 21 ) pull down on the belt and slip it onto the inward , which tightens the belt against the large , forward - most groove of the trans - engine pulley . This drives the transmis - mission pulley ( P , Figure 5 - 19 ) . sion pulley ( L ) , resulting in reverse motion . 7 . Pull back on the ReverseClutch Control knob and makesure thatthe RemovingReverseClutchBelt reverse clutch belt fully contacts the 1 . Stop engine , allow it to cool and dis - groove in the engine pulley . Release connect spark plug wire before working When Reverse . knob and make sure that the belt doesn't near belts . Also remove ignition key on Idler arm pulley engagethe reverseengine pulley . If it electric start models . ( Y ) is pulled all does , it may causethe unit to move in the way up , belt 2 . Remove belt cover ( Figure 5 - 13 ) by reversewhen the Wheel GearLever is guide ( Z ) should be removing two flange Iocknuts ( C ) . engaged . Adjust the cable for less horizontal . tension if this condition occurs . See 3 . Pull the reverseclutch belt downward Checkingand Adjusting ReverseBelt and slip it off the transmission pulley Tension . ( L , Figure 5 - 21 ) . Figure 5.22 : Reversebelt guidepositioning . 4 . Usetwo 1 / 2 " wrenches to loosen and remove wire belt guide ( R , Figure 5 - 21 ) 4 . Mount the belt guide betweenthe two from the reverseidler arm pulley . Do not flat washers andtighten snugly . The remove Iocknut and screw . guide needs adjusting before fully 5 . Removethe reverse belt and pull it out tightening . through front of transmission housing . 5 . ( Youwill needan assistant to help with this step . ) Pull the reverseidler InstallingReverseClutchBelt pulley ( Y ) up to its highest point and posi - 1 . Stop engine , allow it to cool and dis - tion the belt guide ( Z ) horizontally levelas connect spark plug wire before working shown in Figure 5 - 22 . Securelytighten near belts . Also remove ignition key on the screw and Iocknut ( M , Figure 5 - 21 ) . electric start models . 6 . Pull backon the ReverseClutch IMPORTANT : The forward clutch belt Control knob and makesure that the must be installed before the reverse reverseclutch belt fully contacts the clutch belt ( see Installing Forward Clutch groove in the engine pulley . Releaseknob Belt in this Section ) . and makesure that the belt doesn't Figure 5.21 : Right . side view , engagethe reverseenginepulley . If it IMPORTANT : The reverse belt has a ' V " does , it may causethe unit to move in shape . When installing the belt , make reversewhen the Wheel Gear Lever is 8 . Reinstall the belt cover . sure that the widest ( flat ) side of the belt engaged . Adjust the cable for less rides against the reverseidler pulley ( N , 9 . Test for correct tension on the forward tension if this condition occurs . See Figure5 - 21 ) and transmission pulley ( L ) . clutch belt . See CheckingForward Belt Checkingand Adjusting ReverseBelt If needed , the belt can betwisted " inside Tension . Tensionfor more information . out " so that the " V " shapedside is on the 10 . Move the unit to an open areaand outside and the widest side is on the 7 . Reinstallthe belt cover and secure it test the reverse operation . It needs inside . with two flange Iocknuts . adjustment if the belt slips in reverseor if 2 . Insert the belt down into the front of there is no reverse . SeeAdjusting 8 . Test the unit in an open location . the transmission housing . Slip the top Reverse Clutch Belt . 9 . Movethe unit to an open areaand test half of the belt onto the reverse idler arm the reverseoperation . It needsadjust - REVERSE CLUTCH BELT REMOVAL pulley ( N , Figure 5 - 21 ) . ment if the belt slips in reverseor if there AND REPLACEMENT 3 . Pull the belt downward and loop the is no reverse . SeeAdjusting Reverse The reverseclutch belt ( J , Figure5 - 21 ) is bottom half of belt around the front Clutch Belt . driven by the engine pulley ( I , Figure 5 - groove of transmission pulley ( L , Figure 19 ) . When the ReverseClutch Control 5 - 21 ) .
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Before inspecting , cleaning or servicing the machine , shut off engine , wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop , disconnect spark plug wire and move wire away from spark plug . Remove the key from the keyswitchon units so equipped . Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage . BATTERYMAINTENANCE BatteryStorage The electric start system has a recharging Replacethe battery caps securely and circuit that will maintain the battery's state wipe the battery top = Run the engine out - of charge during the tillingseason . When doors for about 20 minutes at 3 / 4 throttle Use extreme caution when working on storing the tillerfor extendedperiods , it is or near batteries . To help prevent per - speed to recharge and recirculate the recommendedthat the battery be fully sonal injuryor propertydamage : electrolyte solution . For safety , do not charged before placing it in storage . leavethe tiller unattendedwhile the • Follow the battery safetyrules in Sec - ( Before reinstallingthe battery after engine is running . tions 1 and 2 of this Manual . Failure storage , give it a thorough recharge . ) to follow all safetyrules may result in 2 . Keepthe battery clean . Any acid personal injury or property damage deposits should be neutralizedwith a BatteryRemoval andInstallation from such causes as an explosion of baking soda and water solution ( remove When removing and installing the battery , batterygases , acid burnsor electrical battery from unit andtightenthe battery disconnect and connect the cables in this burns . caps to prevent any solution from enter - order to avoid sparking : ing the cells ) . Cleanany remaining solu - • Electrolyte is a sulfuric acid solution . I . Disconnect the negative ( - ) cable from tion off the battery . Avoid spillage and contactwith skin , the grounding screw on the backof the eyes and clothing . Wear protective Cleanthe posts and terminals witha wire battery bracket post . Bendthe cable away clothing , rubber gloves and shield brush , sandpaperor steelwool = After from any metal parts . eyes with safety goggles when cleaning , coat the terminalswith a thin 2 . Disconnect the negative ( - ) cable from workingnearthe battery . coat of petroleum jelly or silicone grease the negative ( - ) battery post . to protect againstcorrosion . • Batteries generate explosive gases . 3 . Disconnect the positive ( + ) cable from Keepsparksandflames away from the 3 . Periodically check the electrical system the positive ( + ) battery post and bend it batteryat all times . Ventilate the area for loose or dirty connections . away from any metal parts . Coverthe when chargingor using the battery in cable terminal with its rubber boot . 4 . Periodically check that the battery an enclosedarea . clamp is tight . However , do not over - 4 . Remove the battery clamp . tighten theclamp as doing so could 5 . To install the battery , reversethe above BatteryCarein Service damage the battery case . steps . Be sure that the battery posts face 5 . Periodically check that the vent tube on to the rear of the tiller and that the posi - 1 . Oncea month or every 10 operating hours , whichever occurs first , check the the side of the battery is not crimped or tive ( + ) post is on the left side as you face forward from the handlebars = pinched anywherealong its length . electrolyte level . If the electrolyte level is not at the UPPERLEVELline marked on 6 . Insert the vent tube into the vent tube shield . Make sure the vent tube is not the battery case , add distilled or deminer - alizedwater . NEVERUSE BATTERYACID crimped , pinched or folded anywhere TO REFILLTHEBATTERY . along its length . TILLERATTACHMENTS The attachments listed below are availablefor your tiller . The information is the most current at the time this manual was printed . Contactyour authorized dealeror the factory for current information . BUMPER The tubular steel bumper helps to protect the engine from damage . HILLER / FURROWER The furrower bladeattachesto the backof the depth regulator assembly and is used to create rows , trenches and ditches up to 8 " deep , dependingon soil conditions = The two hiller wings attach to the sides of the furrower blade and are used to make hilled rows and raised bed gardens . ROWMARKER The row marker attachesto the hiller / furrower attachment and is usedto scratch lines in the seedbedfor laying out furrows , trenches , raised beds , etc = ( eliminates the needfor stakes , string and measuring tape ) = The row marker is adjustable in length from 28 " to 49 - 3 / 4 " , allowing you to vary the width of the marked rows as required =
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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 maintenanceprocedures . Contactyour local authorized Engine ServiceDealerfor engineservice . Contact your local authorized equipment dealeror the factory for all other service problems . PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTION 1 . Reconnect wire , Enginedoes 1 , Sparkplug wire disconnected , not _ art . 2 , EngineThrottleControl Leverincorrectlyset , 2 . Put lever in FAST position . 3 . Add fuel , 3 , Fueltank empty . 4 , Chokecontrol ( if so equipped ) in incorrectposition . 4 , See Engine Owner's Manual . 5 . Drain fuel and add fresh fuel . 5 , Stalegasoline . 6 , Dirty airfilter ( s ) . 6 . Clean or replace filter ( s ) , 7 , Defectiveor incorrectlygappedspark plug , 7 . inspect spark plug , 8 , Carburetorout of adjustment , 8 . See Engine Service Dealer . 9 , Misadjustedthrottle control 9 . See Engine Service Dealer , lO , Dirt or water in fueltank . 10 , See Engine Service Dealer , Keyswitchdoes 1 , Electricalconnectionslooseor disconnected . 1 . Tightenor reconnectwiring . netstartengine 2 , Batterydischarged , 2 . Chargebattery ( see " Battery Maintenance , " Section5 ) , ( electric start 3 , Brokenwire in wiring system . 3 . Replacebrokenwiring . modelonly ) 4 , Malfunctioningstarter motor , 4 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 5 , Corrodedbatteryterminals , 5 , Cleanterminals ( see " BatteryMaintenance , " Section5 ) , 6 , Poorcontacton groundwire terminals , 6 . Scrapepaint off terminals . Enginerunspoorly . 1 , Defectiveor incorrectlygappedspark plug , 1 . Inspect sparkplug ( see EngineOwner'sManual ) , 2 , Dirty airfilter ( s ) . 2 . Cleanor replace ( seeEngineOwner'sManual ) , 3 , Carburetorout of adjustment , 3 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 4 , Stalegasoline . 4 . Replacewith fresh gasoline . 5 , Dirt or water in fueltank . 5 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 6 , Enginecooling systemclogged . 6 . Cleanair cooling system ( seeEngineOwner'sManual ) , Engineoverheats . 1 , Enginecooling systemclogged . 1 . Cleanair cooling area ( seeEngineOwner'sManual ) . 2 , Carburetorout of adjustment , 2 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . 3 , Oil levelis low . 3 . Checkoil level ( seeEngineOwner'sManual ) . Enginedoesnot 1 , Misadjustedthrottle controlcable ( recoil start model ) , 1 . SeeEngineOwner'sManualor EngineServiceDealer . shutoff . 2 , Keyswitchwire harnessmalfunction ( electricstart model . ) 2 . SeeEngineServiceDealer . Wheelsand Tines 1 , Improperuseof controls , 1 . ReviewSections3 and 4 . will notturn . 2 , ForwardClutch : Misadjustedforward clutchcontrolcable . 2 . Adjustcabletension ( Section5 ) , 3 , ReverseClutch : Misadjustedclutchcontrol cable , 3 . Adjustcabletension ( Section5 ) . 4 , Worn or brokenclutchbelt ( s ) , 4 . Checkbelts . Replaceparts as needed ( Section5 ) , 5 , Internaltransmissionwearor damage , 5 . Contactlocaldealeror thefactory , 6 , Bolt and keyloosein transmissionpulley , 6 . Tightenbolt ; checkthat keyis in place . Tinesturn , but 1 , Wheel mountinghardwaremissing , 1 . Replacehardware . wheelsdon't . 2 , Bottand keyloosein transmissionpulley , 2 . Tightenbolt ; checkthat keyis in place . 3 , Internaltransmissionwearor damage , 3 . Contactlocal Dealeror the Factory . 4 , Misadjustedwheelgearcable , 4 . See " WheelGearCableAdjustment , " Section5 , 5 , Wheel GearLevernot fully engaged , 5 . Engagelever ( seeSection 3 ) , WheelsTurn , but 1 , Tineholdermounting hardwaremissing , 1 . Replacehardware , TinesDon't . 2 , internaltransmissionwearor damage , 2 . Contactlocal Dealeror the Factory . Poortilling 1 , Worn tines , 1 . See " Bole Tines " ( Section5 ) . performance . 2 , improper DepthRegulatorsetting , 2 . See " Tilling Tips & Techniques , S " ection4 , 3 , incorrect throttle setting , 3 . SeeSection4 . 4 , Belt ( s ) slipping . 4 , See " CheckingClutch Belt Tension , " Section5 . Battery ( if so 1 , Brokenwiring inenginerechargingcircuit , 1 . ContactEngineServiceDealer , equipped ) doesnot 2 , Malfunctioningenginerechargingsystem , 2 . ContactEngineServiceDealer , chargeduring 3 . Discharged or dead battery , 3 . See " Battery Maintenance , " Section 5 , engine operation .
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING 1 2 / 21 21 10 ? / 35 35 16
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Model 12211 & 12212 I PARTS LIST - DRAWING 1 REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 1918811 15 1186211 Hex Nut , 5 / 16 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Handlebars ( Incl . Refs . 2 , 3 & 3A ) . . . . . . . 1 2 9126 16 1100068 Hex Hd . Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 314 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Grip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 1918770 17 1100243 Decal , Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lockwasher , 3 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3A 20924 19 1735531 CableTies , Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Decal , Model Name / Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 1916784 ReverseClutch Control Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21 1114748 Round Hd . Screw , # 10 - 32 x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . 6 8 1186347 22 1100240 Lockwasher , # 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Height Adjustment Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5A 9955 23 1186208 Hex Nut , # 10 - 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Washer , Keyed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 1900475001 24 9390 Bracket , HandlebarHeight Adjustment 1 Grip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 1100046 25 1918840 Hex Hd , Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bail , forward Clutch Control ( IncL 8 9904 Washer , Plain ( fiat ) 3 / 8 , S , A , E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 two Ref . 24 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9837 Hex Locknut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 38 9853 SeresNut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 10 1918791 Cable , forward Clutch Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 36 20806 Bracket , Bail Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 13 9442 42 9552 Wheel Gear Control and CableAssy . Hex FlangeScrew , self - tapping , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ( Inck Refs , 14 , 15 , 19 , 21 , 22 & 23 ) 1 14 9057 Knob , Wheel Gear Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally ,
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING 2 36 _ R _ everse ClutchCable > 7 16 ) . 49 20 18 45 Secures Forward Clutch See Drawing 1 , Ref . 10 . i - _ 4 Cable . 37 37 32 26 _ ¢ " 27
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Model 12211 & 12212 I PARTS LIST - DRAWING 2 REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 27 1916189001 1 * * Engine - standard recoil start . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Guard , Belts / Pulleys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 28 1186230 Hex Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 * * Engine - electric start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 1917326 Bracket , Clutch Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 29 1186329 Hex flange Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " . . . . . . 4 3 1100242 Lockwasher - 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 30 1916797001 EngineSupport Bracket , left side . . . . . . . . 1 31 1916796001 4 1111696 Hex Hd , Screw , 5 / 16 - 24 x 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 EngineSupport Bracket , right side . . . . . . 1 32 1107381 FlatWasher , 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1904557 Decal , Hot Surfaces / BeltWarning . . . . . . . 1 33 1754128 6 1917139 Cover ( IncL Ref , 5 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hex FlangeScrew , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . 1 35 1100799 Hex Hd , Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . 3 7 1186391 FlangeLock Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 36 1915810 Decal , Stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 1108841 Key , 3 / 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 1138 - 1 Shim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 37 1918774001 Mounting Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 38 1186331 10 1916520 Pulley , EngineDrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hex FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11 9944 Belleville Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 39 1111607 Hex Hd , Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 - 1 / 4 " , . . . . . . . 2 12 9872 Hex H & Screw , 5 / 16 - 24 x 1 - 1 / 8 . . . . . . . . . 2 40 1107382 FlatWasher , 5 / 16 ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 1111606 Hex H & Screw , 8 / 16 - 18 x 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 41 1918846 Belt Guide , Wire Formed , FwdBelt . . . . . . 1 14 1918731 Reverse Idler Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 42 55088 Pivot Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 43 1100242 Lockwasher , 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 15 1916535 Pulley , Reverse Idler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 1107382 Flat Washer , 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 44 1186230 Hex Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 17 1916725 Belt Guide , Wire Formed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 45 1917746 Washer , Shoulder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 18 1100005 Hex HeadScrew , 5 / 16 - 24 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 46 1918744 idler Arm , Forward Tiller Direction . . . . . . 1 47 1767754 19 1917746 Washer , Shoulder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Screw , self tapping , # 10 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 48 1916727 20 9929 Washer , Flat , 1 - 1 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 49 1110107 Hex Locknut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21 1916728 Spring , Reverse Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 50 9090 22 1916522 Transmission Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Idler Pulley , Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 51 1100086 Screw , 3 / 8 - 18 x 1 - 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 23 1440 Support Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24 1918812 ReverseClutch Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 52 1110108 Hex Locknut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 25 1909404 Forward Clutch Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 1900396 Hex Hd , Screw , # 10 - 32 x 112 , self - tapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally . * * See your local authorized engineservice dealerfor engine parts or service , Refer to engine nameplate for enginetype and code information .
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING 3 L 1 22 21 22 NOTE1 : Thesescrews are a specialsealing screw that cannot bereused without risking the loss of transmission oil . If these screws are loosened or removed , they must bereplaced with new screws . See N _ el See NoteI I t REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 14 9621 1129 - 1 Oil Seal ( Double Lip ) , Wheel Shaft . . . . . . 2 Gasket , Tiller Housing Cover , , 010 " 2 9726 ( fits all covers ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A / R PipePlug , 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 97076 15 1915089 Screw Kit : IncL three 1 / 4 - 20 x 718 Seal , Transmission Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 1186329 Hexflange Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 314 " . . . . . . 6 Self - Sealing Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NR 5 85030 16 1115 Oil Seal , input Pinion Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RearBearing Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 1124 - 2 6 11513 Transmission Cover ( IncL four Ref , 18 Gasket , Rear Bearing Cap , , 010 " Thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR and two ea , Refs . 21 & 22 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20694 18 1186331 Gasket , Transmission Top Cover . . . . . . . . 1 Hex FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 * , . . . . . . . . 4 1916197001 19 1915087 Screw Kit : IncL five 1 / 4 - 20 x 518 Transmission Case Assy , ( IncL Tube and RearHousing ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Self - Sealing Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NR 21 9 9467 1100243 Lockwasher , 3 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22 10 1916198001 1100068 Hex Hd , Screw , 318 - 16x 3 / 4 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mounting Plate , Wheel Clutch Cable . . , 1 11 97073 Oil Seal , Tiller Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 12 90038 HexRangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18 x 518 " . . . . . . 2 13 1916273001 Tiller Housing Cover , left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally , A / R - As Required
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Model 12211 & 12212 I DRAWING 4 MAIN DRIVE SHAF ] ASSEMBLY _ 4 / 19 INPUT PINION SHAFT & GEAR ASSEMBLY REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . MAIN DRIVESHAFT INPUTPINIONSHAFT & GEARASSEMBLY 1 1714 6 9572 Hex Hd , Screw , 5 / 16 - 24 x 1 - 1 / 8 " , . . . . . 1 Bearing , TaperedRoller with Race . . . . 1 2 20718 Spur Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 9944 Washer , Disc Spring ( concave 3 9301 Key , 3116sq . x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 surface faces pulley ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 11603 Main Drive Shaft ( Drive shaft is one - 8 1108841 Key , 3 / 16 sq . x 1 - 1 / 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 piecewith integral , single - lead , 9 20880 Transmission Drive Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 work - hardened front worm , and 10 1440 Support Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 integral , six - lead , work - hardened 11 85030 Oil Seal , Input Pinion Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 rear worm , Also includes pressed - 12 9500 Retaining Ring ( external ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 9953 Thrust Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 on # 1714 bearing and # 9301 key ) , 1 5 1224 - 1 Shim , RearBearing Cap , , 010 " thick 14 9428 Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( see Note below ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR 15 9677 Set Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 8 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1224 - 2 Shim , same as above , but , 030 " thick 16 20791 input Pinion ( steel shaft ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( see Note ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR 17 20792 Input Pinion Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1224 - 3 Shim , same as above , but , 005 " thick 18 9093 Retaining Ring ( external ) I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( see Note ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR 19 20799 Pinion Assy . ( Incl . one each Refs , 16 , 1325C 17 and 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR Shim Set ( IncL two # 1224 - 1 ; two 1224 - 2 and one # 1224 - 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR 20 9517 Retaining Ring ( internal ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 NOTE : Shim betweendrive shaft rear bearing and rear bearing capto achieve54o - 10 thousandths of an inch ( , 005 - , 010 ) end play on drive shaft , AIR - As Required * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally .
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING 5 1 2 3 4 WHEEL Internally SHAFT ASSEMBLY _ _ / Assembled 5 15 _ Wheel Shaft Parts 10 ECCENTRIC SHAFT ASSEMBLY \ 2 1 REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 9621 Oil Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 20712 Wheel Drive Clutch ( cast - iron ) . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 9511 10 20879 EccentricShaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Retaining Ring ( heavy - duty , external ) 2 3 1166 - 1 Shim , 1 - 1 / 64 I . D . . 062 ° thick . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR 11 1442 Pin , Eccentric Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 - - - 1166 - 2 Shim , as above , but . 030 " thick . . . . . . . . . # JR 9055 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Oil Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - - - 1166 - 3 Shim , as above , but . 015 " thick . . . . . . . . . AIR 13 9622 - - - 1166 - 4 14 20757 EccentricShaft Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shim , as above , but . 010 " thick . . . . . . . . . # JR 4 1086 15 1100804 Hex Hd . Screw , 114 - 20x 112 ' _ . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 2494 16 97074 Wheel Shaft ( Incl . Ref . 6 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ball Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 17 6 9373 20896 Hi - Pro Key , 1 / 4 x 1 - 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tiller Shaft ( IncL Ref . 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 20914 Wheel Drive Worm Gear ( cast - iron ) _ 1 18 1104 Woodruff Key , 1 / 4 x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 9935 19 20913 Tiller Drive Worm Gear ( bronze ) . . . . . . . 1 Shim ( between key and gear ) , 1.016 I . D . x 1.468 O . D . x . 062 Thick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally . # JR - As Required
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Model 12211 & 12212 I DRAWING 6 _ 3 BLtJNT END TOWARCS YOU 12 _ ) . NOTE1 : Custom Tilling Tines are 13 availablefor your tiller . Theseare IMPORTANT : Left and right sides of tiller are determined by standing in operator position and facing direc - tion of forward travel , REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1100043 HexHd . Screw , 318 - 16x 1 - 1 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . 16 and sixteen ea . Refs . 1 and 3 ) . . . . . . . . . 1 1270 - 2A 2475 - 1 BoloTine - single . Right hand tine Custom Tilling Bolo Tine , Left hand used on left side of tiller . ( IncL tine ( see Note 1 above ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2475 - 2 two ea . Refs . 1 and 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Custom Tilling Bolo Tine , Right hand 3 1733398 Hex Locknut , 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 tine ( see Note 1 above ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 5 1982612 10802 HexHd . Screw , 318 - 16x 2 , Grade 8 . . . . 2 Custom Tilling Bolo Tine Replacement 7 1270qA BoloTine - single . Left hand tine Set ( IncL eight ea . right hand and left hand custom tines , and sixteen used on right side of tiller . ( IncL two ea . Refs . 1 and 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 each of Refs . 1 and 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 8 1902154010 9380 Clevis Pin , . 312 x 1 - 314 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tine Holder . for left and right sides . . . . 2 1901118 12 9338 Hitch Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 BoloTine ReplacementSet ( IncL eight 13 1917487 ea . right hand and left hand tines , Wheel and Tire Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally .
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING 7 10 - - 8 \ 1 2,2A 22 24 TO ENGINE \ 31 ENGINE
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Model 12211 & 12212 I PARTS LIST - DRAWING 7 REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 96512 Battery , 12 Volt , 9 Amp ( IncL 15 97020 Boot , Insulating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Ref . 7 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 96514 Solenoid ( Incl . nuts and washers 2 for cablesand wires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9462 Battery Cap ( yellow ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR 2A 17 9248 Battery Cap ( white ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A / R 1918831001 Battery Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9009 Vent Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 18 1186023 Round Hd , Screw , Square Neck , 4 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1475 Shield , Vent Tube ( hard plastic ) . . . . . . . . 1 5 19 9224 Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1186331 Hex FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 " . . . . . . . . 2 6 20 1177548 Lockwasher , ExternalTooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9552 Hex FlangeScrew , Self - Threading , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 " , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 21 1186389 Hex Locknut , 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 22 1100242 Lockwasher , 5 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 11361 Battery Hardware Kit - Includes two M6 x 11ram Bolts and two M6 23 1186211 Hex Nut , 5 / 16 - 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 24 Nuts ( metric sizes ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9853 Hex Locknut , # 10 - 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 25 - Lockwasher , # 10 ( not available 8 1908112 Ignition Switch ( incl . two ignition keys [ Ref , 11 ] , one Iockwasher and one from factory ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 nut ( Iockwasher and nut not - - Hex Nut , # 10 - 24 ( not available available separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 from factory ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 27 9 1904570 BatteryHold - Down Clamp / Switch 1901894 Recharge Wire Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 28 Mounting PlateAssy , ( IneL Ref , lO ) 1 9218 Clip ( holds recharging line ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 29 9265 Plastic Wire Tie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 1904548 Decal , Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9202 Plastic Wire Tie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 30 11 96520 Ignition Key ( pair ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 31 12 96509 Battery Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1901202 Cable ( ground wire to starter 13 96510 Cable ( solenoid to starter motor ) . . . . . . 1 motor bracket ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 32 14 1908118 Wire Harness Assy , ( available as 1917262 Ground Wire Assy , ( shut off ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 complete assembly only ) , Incl , wire assy . w / connector to large solenoid stud ( red wire ) ; wire assy . w / connector to small solenoid stud ( red wire ) ; wire assy . w / connector to solenoid grounding screw ( red wire ) ; wire assy w / connector to engine ground shut - off ( greenwire ) ; plastic protector tube ; wire terminal . . . . . . . . . 1 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally . A / R - As Required
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING8 ROW MARKER ATTACHMENT ( See 5 ROWMARKERATTACHMENT - PART # 12589 DETAIL A _ _ ( Complete - Attachesto Furrower Attachment ) 8 8 MAINSUPPORT / YOKEASSEMBLY PART # 1904522001 BUMPER ATTACHMENT 20 19 BUMPER PART # 12593
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Model 12211 & 12212 I PARTS LIST - DRAWING 8 REF PART REF PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . Row Marker Attachment ( option ) - Part # 12589 RowMarkerMain Supped & YokeAssembly - Part # 1904522001 1 1904522001 Main Support & Yoke Assy - 10 1186349 Screw - hexflangedlocking , complete , ( IncL Ref . No ; s 3 / 8 - 16 X 1 - 112 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 & 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 1593 Stop Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 1594 Marker Blade - blade only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 1592 Yoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 1904524001 Marker Arm - main arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 1591 Tube Key - square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Marker Arm - extension arm with 4 1904523001 14 1590 Washer - friction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 stop pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 1588 Main Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 9347 Hitch Pin - ( incL in Hardware Pkg 16 1589 Washer - square hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 # 1837 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 9925 Washer - disc spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 9786 Thumbscrew - l / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 , not 18 1186231 Nut - hex 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 avail , sep . ( see hardware pkg . # 1837 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 1596 Bumper Attachment - Part # 12593 Nut Bar - ( ind . in hardware pkg # 1837 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 1918749001 Bumper ( includes Ref . 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 9828 Nut - hex , 10 - 24 w / attached start 2O 1448 Decal - Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 washers , not avail , sep . ( see 21 1111607 Screw - hex hd . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 - 1 / 4 % hardware pkg # 1837 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 not avail , separately 9 1100135 Screw - round hd . 10 - 24 x 1 , not ( order # 1918781 hardware kit ) 4 avail , sep . ( see hardware pkg 22 1100242 Lockwasher - 5118 * , not avail . # 1837 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 separately ( order # I 918781 1837 Hardware Package - includes : one hardware kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 # 9347 hitch pin ( Ref . 5 ) , two 23 1186230 Nut - hex , 5118 - 18 " , not avail . # 9786 thumbscrews ( Ref . 6 ) , separately ( order # I 918781 one # 1596 nut bar ( Ref . 7 ) , hardware kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 two # 9828 hex nuts ( Ref . 8 ) , 1918781 Hardware Kit : Incl . four each of two 1100135screws ( Ref . 9 ) . . . . . . . . . 1 Refs . 21 , 22 and 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 12582 Row Marker Attachment & Pony Hiller / Furrower Attachment - complete : incl . # 12579 Pony Hiller / Furrower and # 12589 Row Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Row Marker Attachment - 12589 complete : attaches to furrower attachment # 12579 , includes # 1904522001 Main Support & Yoke Assy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Note : Common hardware listed above as " not available separately " can be found at most hardwarestores , * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally .
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I Model 12211 & 12212 DRAWING 9 1 17 18 10 I t 19 \ \ \ \ I 9 TRANSMISSION I 13 / 13 REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 11 9120 1 1917605 Tine Hood ( Incl . hood flap and Retaining Ring ( tolerance ring ) . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 Ref . 17 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9119 Knob , Depth Regulator ( Incl . Ref , 11 ) . 1 13 1100043 2 1100243 Lockwasher , 3 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hex Hd , Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 114 " . . . . . . . . . . 2 14 1113 - 1 3 2527 Bracket - hood & depth regulator Bushing , Drag Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 15 1186231 Hex Nut , 318 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ( Incl . Ref . No . 9 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 16 20775 90038 Hex FlangeScrew , 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 " . . . . . . 2 Drag Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 5 9811 Hex Locknut , 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1917536 Decal , operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 18 9553 1100069 Hex Hd . Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hex Hd . Screw , self - tapping , 7 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9384 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 19 9552 9438 Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hex FlangeScrew , self - tapping , 9 114 - 20x 112 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9308 Roll Pin ( spiral ) , 1 / 4 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 1117A DepthAdjustment Bar Assembly ( Incl , Refs . 11 and 12 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Specify GRADE5 if ordering part locally .
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Model 12211 & 12212 I DRAWING 10 7 11 4 3 12 8 ' ° i HILLER / FURROWER - PART # 12879 ( Viewedfrom front of tiller ) REF . PART REF . PART No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . No . No . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 1900771001 Furrower Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 9725 Carriage Bolt , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 1186098 10 1100243 Carriage Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lockwasher , 3 / 8 , plated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 1177548 Star Washer , ExternalTooth , 5116 . . . . . 4 11 1186231 HexNut , 3 / 8 - 16 , plated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4 9902 12 9318 Clinch Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Plain Washer , 5 / 16 S , A , E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 9824 12579 Wing Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Complete Hiller / Furrower Attachment 6 1900773001 Hiller Wing , left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( incl . blade , bracket , hiller wings 7 1900774001 Hiller Wing , right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 and mounting hardware ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 1900772001 BladeMounting Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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