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Safety â¢ Assembly â¢ Operation â¢ Tips & Techniques â¢ Maintenance â¢ Troubleshooting â¢ Parts Lists â¢ Warranty OPERATORâS MANUAL Edger â Model 554 IMPORTANT READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any uniiproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engineâs exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department , P.O . Box 361131 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . PRINTED IN U.S.A FORM NO . 769 - 02162B
This Operatorâs Manual is an important part of your new Edger . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain the unit for best performance . Please read and understand what it says . Table of Contents 1 . Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6 . Maintaining & Servicing Your Edger . . . . . 10 â 11 . Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 â 5 7 . Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 . Assembling Your New Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8 . Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4 . Know Your Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9 . Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 â 15 5 . Operation and Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 â 9 10 . Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Finding and Recording Model Number BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT , please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information to the sample model plate provided to the right . You Model Number Serial Number can locate the model plate by standing at the operating position and looking down at the rear of the Edger / Trencher . This information will be necessary to use the manufacturerâs TROY - BILT LLC web site and / or help from the Customer Support Department P.O . BOX 361131 or an authorized service dealer . CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 www.troybilt.com 330 - 558 - 7 0 1 - 866 - 840 - 6483 Customer Support Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased , without first contacting Customer Support . If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding control , operation , or maintenance , you can seek help from the experts . Choose from the options below : â¢ Visit www.troybilt.com â¢ Phone a Customer Support Representative at 1 - 866 - 840 - 6483 . â¢ The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine - related issues with regard to performance , power - rating , specifications , warranty , and service . Please refer to the engine manufacturerâs Ownerâs / Operatorâs Manual , packed separately with your unit , for more information .
Please take a moment to review your safety labels . 1 Safety Labels WARNING This symbol points out important safety instructions which , if not followed , could endanger the personal safety and / or property of yourself and others . Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine . Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury . When you see this symbol . HEED ITS WARNING Your Responsibility Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read , understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine . 3
WARNING : Engine Exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle compo - nents contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . DANGER : This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury . This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Safe Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . Operation 8 . Never fuel machine indoors because flammable Children vapors will accumulate in the area . Tragic accidents can occur if operator is not alert Practices 9 . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while to presence of children . Children are often attracted engine is hot or running . Allow engine to cool to power equipment such as lawn edgers . They do at least two minutes before refueling . not understand the dangers . Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them . 10 . Never over fill fuel tank . Fill tank to no more than Â½ inch below bottom of filler neck to provide for fuel expansion . 1 . Keep children out of the mowing area and under watchful care of a responsible 11 . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . adult other than the operator . 12 . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine 2 . Be alert and turn lawn edger off and equipment . Move unit to another area . if a child enters the area . Wait 5 minutes before starting engine . WARNING 3 . Before and while moving backwards , look 13 . Never store the machine or fuel container near an open behind and down for small children . flame , spark or pilot light as on a water heater , space This symbol points heater , furnace , clothes dryer or other gas appliances . 4 . Use extreme care when approaching blind out important safety corners , doorways , shrubs , trees , or other 14 . To reduce fire hazard , keep lawn edger free of grass , instructions which , objects that may obscure your vision of a leaves , or other debris build - up . Clean up oil or if not followed , child who may run into the lawn edger . fuel spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris . could endanger the 5 . Keep children away from hot or running engines . 15 . Allow a lawn edger to cool at least They can suffer burns from a hot muffler . 5 minutes before storing . personal safety and / or 6 . Never allow children under 14 years old to General Operation : property of yourself operate an edger . Children 14 years old and 1 . Read this operatorâs manual carefully in its entirety and others . Read and over should read and understand operation before attempting to assemble this machine . Read , follow all instructions instructions and safety rules in this manual and understand , and follow all instructions on the should be trained and supervised by a parent . in this manual before machine and in the manual ( s ) before operation . Be completely familiar with the controls and the attempting to operate Operation proper use of this machine before operating it . Keep this machine . Failure Safe Handling Of Gasoline : this manual in a safe place for future and regular to comply with these 1 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use reference and for ordering replacement parts . extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is instructions may result 2 . This machine is a precision piece of power equipment , extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . in personal injury . not a plaything . Therefore , exercise extreme caution at Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is all times . Your unit has been designed to perform one When you see spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . job : to edge lawn . Do not use it for any other purpose . this symbol . 2 . Wash your skin and change clothes immediately . 3 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this HEED ITS WARNING 3 . Use only an approved gasoline container . machine . Children 14 years old and over should read and understand the instructions in this manual and 4 . Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on should be trained and supervised by a parent . Only a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner . Your responsible individuals who are familiar with these rules Always place containers on the ground of safe operation should be allowed to use this machine . away from your vehicle before filling . Responsibility 4 . To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object 5 . Remove gas - powered equipment from the Restrict the use injury , stay in operator zone behind handles truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground . If of this power machine and keep children , bystanders , helpers and pets this is not possible , then refuel such equipment to persons who read , at least 75 feet from lawn edger while it is in on a trailer with a portable container , rather operation . Stop machine if anyone enters area . than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle . understand 5 . Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is 6 . Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel and follow the warnings to be used . Remove all stones , sticks , wire , bones , tank or container opening at all times until fueling and instructions toys and other foreign objects which could be is complete . Do not use a nozzle lock - open device . in this manual tripped over or picked up and thrown by the blade . 7 . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury . and on the machine . and other sources of ignition . 4
6 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during from one location to another . operation and while performing an adjustment or Never leave a running machine unattended . Stop repair to protect your eyes . Thrown objects which the engine , disconnect spark plug wire and ground ricochet can cause serious injury to the eyes . against the engine to prevent unintended starting . 7 . Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - fitting 25 . Only use parts and accessories made for slacks and shirts . Shirts and pants that cover the arms this machine by the manufacturer . Failure and legs and steel - toed shoes are recommended . to do so , can result in personal injury . Never operate this machine in bare feet , sandals , 26 . If situations occur which are not covered in Safe slippery or light weight ( e.g . canvas ) shoes . this manual , use care and good judgment . 8 . Never attempt to make any adjustments while Call 1 - 866 - 840 - 6483 for Customer Support the engine is running , except where specifically Operation and the name of your nearest dealer . recommended in the operatorâs manual . Service 9 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use Practices extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is 1 . Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . ventilated area . Engine exhaust contains carbon Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is monoxide , an odorless and deadly gas . spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . 2 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make Washer your skin and change clothes immediately . certain the blade and all moving parts have stopped . 10 . Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts . Contact Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against with the rotating blade can amputate hands and feet . the engine to prevent unintended starting . 11 . The blade control handle is a safety device . 3 . Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at Never bypass its operation . Doing so , makes the frequent intervals for proper tightness . Also , WARNING machine unsafe and may cause personal injury . visually inspect blade for damage ( e.g . , bent , cracked , worn ) Replace blade with the original 12 . Never operate without blade guard , debris shield This symbol points equipment manufactureâs ( O.E.M . ) blade only , listed and blade control handle in place and working . out important safety in this manual . â Use of parts which do not meet 13 . Never operate with damaged safety devices . the original equipment specifications may lead to instructions which , Failure to do so , can result in personal injury . improper performance and compromise safety ! â if not followed , 14 . Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly 4 . Lawn edger blades are sharp and can cut . ventilated area . Engine exhaust contains carbon could endanger the Wrap the blade or wear gloves , and use monoxide , an odorless and deadly gas . personal safety and / or extra caution when servicing them . 15 . Do not operate machine while under property of yourself 5 . Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the influence of alcohol or drugs . the equipment is in safe working condition . and others . Read and 16 . Muffler and engine become hot and 6 . Never tamper with safety devices . Check follow all instructions can cause a burn . Do not touch . their proper operation regularly . in this manual before 17 . Never operate this machine without good visibility 7 . After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , attempting to operate or light . Always be sure of your footing and keep disconnect the spark plug wire and ground a firm hold on the handles . Walk , never run . this machine . Failure against the engine . Thoroughly inspect the 18 . Do not operate this machine if it has been dropped or lawn edger for any damage . Repair the damage to comply with these damaged . Return machine to your nearest authorized before starting and operating the lawn edger . instructions may result servicing dealer for examination and repair . 8 . Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height in personal injury . 29 . Do not operate this machine with a damaged adjustment while the engine is running . When you see or excessively worn cutting blade . 9 . Many components on your new edger can this symbol . 20 . Never attempt to clear material from the blade wear with continued use . For safety protection , HEED ITS WARNING guard while the engine is running . Shut the engine frequently check all edger components and off , disconnect the spark plug wire and ground replace immediately with original equipment against the engine to prevent unintended starting . manufacturerâs ( O.E.M . ) parts only , listed in this manual . â Use of parts which do not meet the Your 21 . Do not overload machine capacity by original equipment specifications may lead to attempting to edge at too fast of a rate . Responsibility improper performance and compromise safety ! â 22 . Stay alert for uneven sidewalks , terrain etc . Restrict the use 10 . Do not change the engine governor setting or Always push slowly over rough surfaces . Do overspeed the engine . The governor controls the of this power machine not use this machine on gravel surfaces . maximum safe operating speed of the engine . to persons who read , 23 . Do not operate machine in rain or wet soil conditions . 11 . Maintain or replace safety labels , as necessary . understand Always operate machine from behind the handles 12 . Observe proper disposal laws and and position yourself where the direct line of and follow the warnings regulations . Improper disposal of fluids and sight to cutting blade is blocked by guards . and instructions materials can harm the environment . 24 . Always stop engine when edging or trimming in this manual is delayed or when transporting machine and on the machine . 5
Securing the Handle IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE . After setting up the unit , service engine with gasoline as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your 3 unit . Be sure to service engine with the oil enclosed with this unit as instructed in the separate engine manual . NOTE : Reference to right or left hand side of the edger is Assembling 1 observed from the operating position . Your New Positioning the Edger Handles Remove and discard any packaging cardboard that Edger may be present between the upper handle and the lower handle . 1 . Pivot the upper handle upward until it snaps into place . 2 See Fig . 3 â 1 . 2 . Tighten the hand knobs , which are located on both the left and right sides of the handle . Figure 3 â 1 WARNING Attaching the Starter Rope The edger blade 1 . Locate the rope guide found on the right side of the WILL rotate when the upper handle . Loosen , but do NOT remove , the wing starter rope is pulled . knob which secures the rope guide to the upper handle . See Fig . 3 â 2 . 2 . Stand behind the unit and hold the blade control against the upper handle . 3 . Gently pull the starter rope out of the engine . 2 3 WARNING : The edger blade WILL rotate when the starter rope is pulled . 1 IMPORTANT : NOTE : The starter rope will not pull out of the engine This unit is shipped unless the blade control ( refer to Figure 3 â 2 ) is depressed WITHOUT GASOLINE . against the upper handle . 4 After setting up the 4 . Slip the starter rope through the top of the rope guide . unit , service engine Retighten the wing knob which secures the rope guide with gasoline as Figure 3 â to the upper handle . instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit . Be sure to service engine with the oil enclosed with this unit as instructed in the separate engine manual . NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without notification or obligation . Images my not reflect your exact model and are for reference purposes only . 6
Blade Control Blade Depth Control Lever 4 ( Transport Position Shown ) Know Your Edger Bevel Adjustment Lever Starter Rope / Recoil Starter Curb Height Adjustment Lever WARNING : Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation . Know how to stop the machine and disengage Primer them quickly . Figure 4 â 1 WARNING : Be familiar with all controls Blade Depth Control Lever and their proper operation . Know how The blade depth control lever is located on the right side to stop the machine and disengage of the upper handle . It is used to control the depth of the them quickly . cut . The further forward the blade depth control lever is moved , the deeper into the soil the edger blade will cut . NOTE : Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your See Fig . 4 â 1 . NOTE : Refer to the edger for a detailed description of all engine - related Engine Manual packed controls and components . Bevel Adjustment Lever with your edger for a Starter Rope / Recoil Starter The bevel adjustment lever is located on the front , left detailed description of all portion of the edger , behind the edger blade . It is used to engine - related controls The starter rope / recoil starter is used to start the engine . vary the angle of the edger blade between one of three and components . See Fig . 4 â 1 positions for edging / trenching or beveled edging . See Primer Fig . 4 â 1 . IMPORTANT : The primer is used to pump gas into the carburetor and Curb Height Adjustment Lever Become familiar with all the aid in starting the engine . Use it to start a cold engine , controls before operating The curb height adjustment lever is found on the rear but do not use it to restart a warm engine after a short the edger . portion of the edger . When placed in an applicable notch , shutdown . See Fig . 4 â 1 it aids in stabilizing the edger while edging grass along a NOTE : Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your curb . See Fig . 4 â 1 . NOTE : Specifications are edger for a detailed description of all engine - related subject to change without IMPORTANT : Become familiar with all the controls controls and components . notification or obligation . before operating the edger . Blade Control Images may not reflect your exact model and are for Located on the upper handle , the blade control must be reference purposes only . depressed against the upper handle in order to operate the unit . Releasing the blade control stops the engine and the edger blade . See Fig . 4 â 1 . 7
The operation of any edger can result grip on starter handle throughout the entire stroke . 7 . Allow the starter handle to slowly return to the eyebolt . in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye NOTE : If the engine fails to start after three pulls , depress damage . Always wear safety glasses or the primer an additional two times before pulling the starter 5 eye shields . We recommend wide vision safety mask rope again . for over spectacles or standard safety glasses . Stopping The Engine Operation To stop the edgerâs engine , release the blade control . WARNING : Do not lower blade if blade And is over concrete , asphalt , rocks or NOTE : See your engine manual packed with your unit for the like . Blade can strike supporting more detailed instructions . Adjustment surface , resulting in personal injury or property damage . WARNING : Rotating cutting blade may throw objects causing personal injury . Keep area clear of bystanders and do not Adding Gasoline And Oil operate without guards in place . Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the Engine Manual packed with your edger . Read instructions carefully . Edging To begin edging , proceed as follows : WARNING : Never fill fuel tank indoors , 1 . Move unit to area to be edged , making sure that the WARNING with engine running or until the engine left rear wheel is on a hard surface and the blade is has been allowed to cool for at least two Do not lower blade over the area to be cut . See Fig . 5 â 1 . minutes after running . 2 . With blade control lever in START position , make a if blade is over pass along area to be edged before proceeding to the concrete , asphalt , next notch . The further forward blade depth control rocks or the like . The lever is moved , the deeper or lower the blade will cut Starting The Engine blade can strike the into the ground . Several passes may be necessary to NOTE : Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your obtain desired depth of cut . Do not lower blade more supporting surface , edger for a detailed description of all engine - related than one depth notch at a time without making a pass . resulting in personal controls and components . 3 . For best results , proceed slowly along path being edged , injury or property slowly moving edger back and forth through cutting To start the edgerâs engine , proceed as follows : damage . area , again making sure to keep the left rear wheel on 1 . Attach the spark plug wire to the spark plug . Make the hard surface and the blade in the cutting path , close Never fill fuel tank certain the metal cap on the end of the spark plug to but not touching the edge of the hard surface . wire is fastened securely over the metal tip on the indoors , with engine 4 . Once you have finished edging selected area , raise the spark plug . running or until the blade control lever back into the START position , move 2 . Move the blade depth control lever back to the to the next area to be edged , and proceed again from engine has been START position in the adjacent ( top ) notch . step 1 . the curb to be edged along . allowed to cool for 3 . Depress the primer bulb three times , pausing two to three seconds between each push . In cold weather at least two minutes ( below 50 Â° F / 19 Â° C ) , it may be necessary to depress after running . the primer bulb four or five times . The â Blade Control â IMPORTANT : Using the primer to restart a warm engine is a safety device . after a short shutdown is usually not necessary . Doing so Never attempt to may result in a flooded engine . bypass its operation . 4 . Standing behind the unit , depress the blade control and hold it against the upper handle with your left hand . Rotating cutting blade may throw WARNING : This control mechanism is a safety device . Never attempt to bypass objects causing its operation . personal injury . 5 . With your right hand , grasp the recoil starter handle and Keep area clear of slowly pull the rope outward until engine reaches the bystanders and do start of its compression cycle ( the rope will pull slightly not operate without harder at this point ) . 6 . After slowly allowing the rope to recoil , pull the rope guards in place . with a rapid , continuous , full arm stroke . Keep a firm Figure 5 â 1 8
Edging Along A Curb Curb Height Adjustment The right , rear wheel of the edger can be lowered into one 1 Lever of five positions to ease the task of edging along a curb . 5 To adjust the height of curb wheel , proceed as follows : 3 1 . Lower the right , rear wheel by moving the curb height Operation adjustment lever slightly to the left . See Fig . 5 â 2 . 2 . Pivot the right , rear wheel into an applicable position And in relation to the height of the curb to be edged along . See Fig . 5 â 2 3 . Release the curb height adjustment lever to lock the Adjustment wheel in position . See Fig . 5 â 2 . 2 Bevel Adjustment The angle of the edger blade can be adjusted by placing the bevel adjustment in one of three positions for edging . See Fig . 5 â 3 . Figure 5 â WARNING : Rotating cutting blade may throw objects causing personal injury . Keep area clear of bystanders and do WARNING not operate without guards in place . Disconnect the Beveling spark plug wire and In order to achieve a bevelled edge , set the bevel ground against the adjustment lever ( refer to Fig . 5 â 3 ) in the first ( left hand ) Disconnect the spark or third ( right hand ) notch to place the edger blade in plug wire and ground position for beveling ( See fig . 5 â 4 ) . against the engine Figure 5 â 3 before performing the Trenching ( Optional ) following steps . You can utilize the edgerâs optional trenching feature in The edger blade is order to create a wider cutting path for such things as sharp . Wear leather laying wire for landscape lighting . work gloves to protect WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug your hands when wire and ground against the engine working around the before performing the following steps . edger blade . WARNING : The edger blade is sharp . Wear leather work gloves to protect Figure 5 â 4 your hands when working around the edger blade . Edger Blade 1 . Use two wrenches ( one wrench to prevent hex bolt Tri - star Blade head from spinning and the other to unthread the flange nut ) to remove flange nut that secures edger blade , leaving the edger blade in place . See Fig . 9 . 5 . Install the Tri - star edger blade and the flat washer . See Fig . 10 . 6 . Secure with the flange nut removed earlier . Flange Nut IMPORTANT : Use a torque wrench to tighten the flange nut to between 37 foot - lbs . and 50 foot - lbs . NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without IMPORTANT : Make certain that drive belt is seated notification or obligation . correctly on blade spindle and that it is riding smoothly Flat Washer Images my not reflect your on spindle sheaves and is not pinched between them . exact model and are for Repeat first three steps if belt is pinched . reference purposes only . Figure 5 â 5 9
WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the engine before performing any adjustment , repairs or maintenance . 6 Lubrication Engine Maintaining Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your edger for a detailed & Servicing description of all engine - related service specifications . Wheels Your Edger Lubricate the wheels and bearings at least once a season with a light oil . Also if the wheels are removed for any reason , lubricate the surface of the axle bolt and the inner surface of the wheel with light oil . Pivot Points Lubricate the pivot points on the blade control bail , blade depth control lever , and if applicable , the blade adjustment lever , and curb height adjustment lever with light oil at WARNING least once a season . Disconnect the spark Bearing Block plug wire and ground Lubricate the bearing block every 25 hours or at least Lubricate against the engine once a season . Simply apply oil at each end of the cover before performing Figure 6 â 1 plate . See Fig . 6 â 1 . any adjustment , Replacing the Edger Blade repairs or mainte - nance . WARNING : The edger blade is sharp . Wear leather work gloves to protect The edger blade your hands when working around the is sharp . Wear edger blade . leather work gloves WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug to protect your hands wire and ground against engine before when working around performing the following steps . the edger blade . Disconnect the spark 1 . Use two wrenches ( one wrench to prevent the hex bolt head from spinning and the other to remove the flange plug wire and ground nut ) to remove the edger blade . Refer to Fig . 6 â 2 . against engine 2 . Remove and discard the edger blade but retain the before performing the flange nut . 3 . Install the replacement edger blade and the flange nut following steps . removed earlier . IMPORTANT : Use a torque wrench to tighten the flange nut to between 37 foot - lbs . and 50 foot - lbs . IMPORTANT : Make certain that the drive belt is seated correctly on the blade spindle and that it is riding smoothly on the spindle sheaves and is not pinched between them . NOTE : Specifications are Repeat the first three steps if the belt is pinched . subject to change without Figure 6 â 2 notification or obligation . Images my not reflect your exact model and are for reference purposes only . 10
Replacing the Drive Belt IMPORTANT : To aid in reassembly , note the orientation Flange lock nut of the drive belt on the two idler pulleys and the engine flywheel pulley prior to performing the following steps . 6 Refer to Fig . 6 â 3 . The edger drive belt is subject to wear and should be Maintaining replaced if any signs of cracking , shredding or rotting are present . To replace the belt , proceed as follows : and Servicing 1 . Working in front of the edger , loosen the flange lock nut on top of frame , allowing the idler pulley assembly Your Edger to pivot slightly out from the frame . See Fig . 6 â 3 . 2 . With your other hand , carefully reach under the rear of the unit and remove the belt from around the engine flywheel pulley . See Fig . 6 â 3 . Engine flywheel 3 . Remove the spindle sheaves belt guard by removing pulley the two self - tapping screws which secure it to the blade plate assembly . See Fig . 6 â 4 . Figure 6 â 3 4 . Carefully remove the belt from off of the pulleys , again making sure to note the orientation of the belt . Discard the belt . See Fig . 6 â 4 . 5 . Working from the front of the edger , place the belt onto the spindle sheaves , route it back onto the two idler pulleys , and then place it onto the engine WARNING flywheel pulley . Never operate the IMPORTANT : Make certain that the â V â side of the belt edger without the is seated into the top pulley and the flat side of the belt is spindle sheaves belt seated into the bottom pulley . See Fig . 6 â 3 . guard in place . Belt guard 6 . Reinstall the spindle sheaves belt guard with the self tapping screws removed earlier . 7 . Make certain that the drive belt is on the engine flywheel pulley and idler pulleys , and retighten the flange lock nut on the top of the frame . IMPORTANT : Make certain that the drive belt is seated correctly and that it is riding smoothly on the spindle sheaves and is not pinched between them . Repeat the first three steps if the belt is pinched . WARNING : Never operate the edger without the spindle sheaves belt guard in place . Engine flywheel pulley Figure 6 â 4 NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without notification or obligation . Images my not reflect your exact model and are for reference purposes only . 11
Off - Season Storage Notes Observe the following when preparing the edger for long - term storage : 7 1 . Clean and lubricate unit thoroughly as instructed maintenance section of this manual . 2 . Refer to the Engine Manual packed separately Off - Season with the edger for engine manufacturersâs storage instructions . Storage 3 . Coat the edger blade with chassis grease to prevent rusting and corrosion . 4 . Store the edger in a dry , clean area . Do not store next to any corrosive materials , such as lawn fertilizer . 5 . Coat the edger , especially any springs and bearings with a light oil or silicone spray . IMPORTANT : When storing any type of power equipment in an poorly ventilated or metal storage shed , care should be taken to rustproof the equipment . NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without notification or obligation . Images my not reflect your exact model and are for reference purposes only . 1
Troubleshooting Guide 8 Problem Corrective Action Possible Cause ( s ) Troubleshooting Dirty air cleaner Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your unit . Engine fails to start Guide Engine needs to be primed Push primer bulb two or three times . Fuel tank empty Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Stale fuel in gasoline tank Drain gasoline and refill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Spark plug wire disconnected . Connect the spark plug wire to the spark plug . Spark plug fouled Clean , adjust gap or replace spark plug . Engine flooded Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your unit . Spark plug wire loose Connect and tighten spark plug wire . Engine runs erratic Stale fuel in gasoline tank Drain gasoline & refill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Vent in gas cap plugged Clear vent of any debris . Water or dirt in fuel system Drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . Dirty air cleaner Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your unit . For parts and / or Carburetor out of adjustment Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your unit . accessories please call 1 - 800 - 520 - 5520 , Engine oil level low Fill crankcase with proper oil . Engine Overheats Air flow restricted Clean the area around the engineâs cooling fins . or 1 - 330 - 558 - 7220 Dirty air filter Replace the engineâs air filter . or visit Carburetor not adjusted properly Refer to the Engine Manual packed with your unit . www.troybilt.com Edger blade bent or damaged Replace edger blade . Excessive Vibration Blade spindle bent or damaged Contact an authorized MTD service dealer . Belt worn or stretched Replace drive belt . Drivebelt Slips NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without notification or obligation . Images my not reflect your exact model and are for reference purposes only . 13
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Ref . Part No . Description Ref . Part No . Description 9 1 687 - 02022 Curb Height Adjustment Lever 34 734 - 1268 Wheel 8 x 1.75 T - Tread â 2 687 - 02125A Curb Height Adjuster Plate 35 736 - 0179 Flat Washer 1 / 2 x 1.25 x . 10 â Part List : 3 687 - 02126 Blade Plate Assembly 36 736 - 0232 Wave Washer . 531 x . 781 x . 013 Handle / Frame / 4 710 - 0191 Screw 3 / 8 - 24 37 736 - 0234 Flat Washer , . 385 x 1.5 x . 075 Wheel Assembly 5 710 - 0411 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 38 736 - 0258 Flat Washer . 385 x 1.0 x . 135 â Model 554 6 710 - 04389 Hex Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 39 736 - 04088 Flat Washer . 635x1.24x . 181 7 710 - 0599 Self - tapping Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 40 736 - 0452 Bell Washer , . 396 x 1.140 8 710 - 0654A Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 41 738 - 04149 Shoulder Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 9 710 - 0726 Hex Screw , 5 / 16 - 12 42 738 - 0706C Shoulder Screw 10 710 - 0870 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 43 738 - 0929 Shoulder Screw , 3 / 8 - 16 11 710 - 1143A Hex Screw , 5 / 8 - 18 44 741 - 0524 Bearing , . 625 ID x 1.57 OD 12 710 - 1174 Carriage Bolt , 5 / 16 - 18 45 746 - 04035 Control Cable ( Briggs & Stratton ) 13 710 - 1205 Rope Guide ( Eye Bolt ) 46 746 - 04036 Wheel Adjustment Cable 14 710 - 3180 Hex Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 47 747 - 04110 Blade Adjustment Rod For parts and / or 15 711 - 04361 Axle Shaft . 50x6.65 48 747 - 0976A Bail Handle accessories please call 1 - 866 - 840 - 6483 , 16 711 - 04440 Frame Spacer . 50x9.25 49 749 - 04183 Upper Handle or 1 - 330 - 558 - 7220 . 17 712 - 04063 Lock Flange Nut , 5 / 16 - 18 50 749 - 04234 Lower Handle www.troybilt.com 18 712 - 04065 Flange Nut 3 / 8 - 16 51 750 - 04105 Spacer , . 63 x 1.12 x 1.06 19 712 - 0417A Flange Nut , 5 / 8 - 18 52 750 - 04129 Spacer 20 714 - 3010 Clevis Pin 3 / 32 x . 625 53 750 - 04142 Pulley Mount Spacer 21 718 - 04012 Bearing Cup 54 750 - 0547 Spacer , . 64 x . 88 x . 50 22 720 - 0142 Grip 55 754 - 04032B Belt 23 720 - 0279 Wing Nut 56 756 - 04148 Flat Idler Pulley , 2.5 OD 24 720 - 04072 Star Knob 57 756 - 0449 Sheave 25 726 - 0299 Push Cap 1 / 2 â rod 58 756 - 1150A Combination Flywheel Pulley 26 731 - 04207 Bearing Block 59 781 - 0080 Edger Blade 27 731 - 05063 Debris Guard 60 781 - 0427 Belt Guard 28 731 - 05064 Blade Guard 61 781 - 0741A Depth Index Bracket NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without 29 732 - 0188A Double Torsion Spring 62 781 - 0742 Depth Index Lever notification or obligation . 30 732 - 0369 Compression Spring 63 781 - 0748 Tri - Star Blade ( Trencher ) â Images my not reflect your 31 732 - 04045 Torsion Spring 64 787 - 01081A Cover Plate exact model and are for reference purposes only . 32 732 - 04169 Compression Spring 65 787 - 01239 Dual Wheel Bracket 33 734 - 1264 Wheel 7 x 1.75 T - Tread â 66 787 - 01304 Frame V - BELTS are specially designed to engage and disengage safely . A substitute ( non - OEM ) V - Belt can â Optional be dangerous by not disengaging completely . 15
MANUFACTURERâS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy - Bilt LLC with respect e . Troy - Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold or to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States , its posses - exported outside of the United States , its possessions and sions and territories . territories , except those sold through Troy - Biltâs authorized channels of export distribution . â Troy - Bilt â warrants this product against defects in material and workman - f . Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy - Bilt parts . ship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on the date of original g . Transportation charges and service calls . purchase and will , at its option , repair or replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in materials or workmanship . This limited warranty No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of merchant - shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained in ability of fitness for a particular purpose , applies after the applicable accordance with the Operatorâs Manual furnished with the product , and period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identi - has not been subject to misuse , abuse , commercial use , neglect , accident , fied . No other express warranty , whether written or oral , except as improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water , or damage mentioned above , given by any person or entity , including a dealer or because of other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the retailer , with respect to any product , shall bind Troy - Bilt . During the installation or use of any part , accessory or attachment not approved by period of the warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement Troy - Bilt for use with the product ( s ) covered by this manual will void your of the product as set forth above . warranty as to any resulting damage . The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and Normal wear parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and exclusive remedy arising from the sale . Troy - Bilt shall not be liable workmanship for a period of thirty ( 30 ) days from the date of purchase . for incidental or consequential loss or damage including , without Normal wear parts include , but are not limited to items such as : batteries , limitation , expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care belts , blades , blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted thrower skid shoes , shave plates , auger spiral rubber and tires . product . HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or PROOF OF PURCHASE , through your local authorized service consequential damages , or limitations on how long an implied warranty dealer . To locate the dealer in your area , check your Yellow Pages , lasts , so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you . or contact Troy - Bilt LLC at P.O . Box 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the 0019 , or call 1 - 866 - 840 - 6483 or 1 - 330 - 558 - 7220 , or log on to our purchase price of the product sold . Alteration of safety features of the Web site at www.troybilt.com . product shall void this warranty . You assume the risk and liability for This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases : loss , damage , or injury to you and your property and / or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product . a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items may carry a separate manufacturerâs warranty . Refer to applicable This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original manufacturerâs warranty for terms and conditions . purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift . b . Log splitter pumps , valves , and cylinders have a separate one HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY : This limited war - year warranty . ranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights c . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade which vary from state to state . sharpening , tune - ups , brake adjustments , clutch adjustments , IMPORTANT : Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain deck adjustments , and normal deterioration of the exterior finish warranty coverage . due to use or exposure . d . Service completed by someone other than an authorized service dealer . TROYBILT LLC , P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 ; Phone : 1 ( 866 ) 840 - 6483 , 1 - 330 - 558 - 7 0