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REAR TINE TILLER MODEL RB650 21A - 458B190 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine’s 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 - 9722 . WHITE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS COMPANY P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 9722 PRINTED IN U.S.A . FORM NO . 770 - 10193 ( 12 / 98 )
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SECTION 1 : FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new tiller . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain your tiller . Please read and understand what it says . Before you start to prepare your tiller for its first use , please locate the model plate and copy the information from it in this Operator’s Manual . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from your dealer or the customer support department . • Every tiller has a model plate . You can locate it by standing in the operating position behind the unit and looking down at the center of the rear tine cover . • The model plate will look like Figure 1 . This is where your model number will be . XXX - X - XXX - X - XXX XXXXXXXXXXX This is where your serial number will be . Copy the model number here : WHITE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS COMPANY P.O . BOX 361131 Copy the serial number here : CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 Figure 1 SECTION 2 : CALLING WARRANTY SERVICE If you are having difficulty assembling this product or if you have any question regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Dealer Referral Line . You can reach them by calling : 1 - 800 - 949 - 4483 Before calling your local dealer , make sure that you have your model and serial numbers ready . By having the model and serial numbers ready , you help your local dealer give you faster service . To find your unit’s model and serial number , see SECTION 1 : FINDING YOUR MODEL NUMBER . 2
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SECTION 3 : IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES 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 YOUR TILLER . FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY . WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL — HEED ITS WARNING . WARNING : The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . DANGER : Your tiller 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 tiller is capable of amputating hands and feet . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . 1 . GENERAL OPERATION • Do not place feet or hands on or near the tines • Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety when starting the engine or while the engine is before attempting to assemble this machine . Read , running . understand , and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual ( s ) before operation . Be • Never attempt to make depth bar , tine width , cable , completely familiar with the controls and the proper handle , or wheel adjustments while the engine is use of the machine before operating it . Keep this running . manual in a safe place for future and regular • Do not leave the tiller unattended with the engine reference and for ordering replacement parts . running . • Your tiller is a powerful tool , not a plaything . • Before attempting to remove rocks , bricks and Therefore , exercise extreme caution at all times . other objects from tines , stop the engine and be Your unit has been designed to perform one job : to sure the tines have stopped completely . Disconnect till soil . Do not use it for any other purpose . the spark plug wire and move it away from the • Never allow children under age 14 to operate the spark plug . unit . Children 14 years and older should only • If your machine should start making an unusual operate the unit under close parental supervision . noise or vibration , immediately stop the engine and Only responsible individuals who are familiar with allow the machine to come to a complete stop . these rules of safe operation should be allowed to Disconnect the spark plug wire and move it away use your unit . from the spark plug . Take the following steps : • Do not operate tiller while under the influence of • Inspect for damage . alcohol or drugs . • Repair or replace any damaged parts . • Keep the area of operation clear of all persons , particularly small children and pets . Stop the • Check for any loose parts and tighten to engine when they are in the vicinity of your tiller . assure continued safe operation . • Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close • Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a fitting slacks and shirt . Shirt and slacks that cover burn . Do not touch . the arms and legs and steel - toed shoes are • Keep all shields , guards and safety devices in recommended . Do not wear loose fitting clothes or place and operating properly . jewelry and secure hair so it is above shoulder • Use caution when tilling near fences , buildings and length . They can be caught in moving parts . Never underground utilities . Rotating tines can cause operate a unit in bare feet , sandals or sneakers . damage or injury . • Operate tiller only in daylight or good artificial light . • Do not operate engine if air cleaner or cover over • Do not start tiller unless the shift lever ( if provided ) carburetor air intake is removed , except for is in the neutral ( N ) position . adjustment . Removal of such parts could create a • Do not allow anyone to stand or walk in front of fire hazard . tiller when starting or running engine . 3
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• Only use accessories approved for this machine by • Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and other the manufacturer . Read , understand , and follow all sources of ignition . instructions provided with the approved accessory . • Never refuel unit indoors because flammable • If situations occur which are not covered by this vapors will accumulate in the area . manual , use care and good judgment . Contact your • Never store the machine or fuel container inside dealer for assistance . where there is an open flame or spark such as a gas hot water heater , space heater , clothes dryer 2 . CHILDREN or furnace . • Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not • Never run your machine in an enclosed area as the alert to the presence of small children . Children are exhaust from the engine contains carbon often attracted to the tilling activity . Never assume monoxide , which is a odorless , tasteless and that children will remain where you last saw them . deadly poisonous gas . • Keep children out of the work area and under the • To reduce fire hazard , keep engine and muffler free watchful eye of a responsible adult other than the of leaves , grass , and other debris build - up . Clean operator . up fuel and oil spillage . Allow unit to cool at least 5 • Be alert and turn the unit off if a child enters the minutes before storing . area . • Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make • Never allow children under the age of 14 to operate certain the tines and all moving parts have stopped . the tiller . Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep wire away from spark plug to prevent accidental starting . Do 3 . SERVICE not use flammable solutions to clean air filter . • Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other • Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the fuels . They are extremely flammable and the equipment is in safe working condition . vapors are explosive . • Never tamper with safety devices . Check their • Store fuel and oil in approved containers , away proper operation regularly . from heat and open flame , and out of the reach of • Do not alter or tamper with the engine’s governor children . Check and add fuel before starting the setting . The governor controls the maximum safe engine . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the operating speed of the engine . Overspeeding the engine is running . Allow engine to cool at least two engine is dangerous and will cause damage to the minutes before refueling . engine and to other moving parts of the machine . • Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe off any spilled gasoline before starting the engine as it may cause a fire or explosion . 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 . Figure 2 Safety labels found on your unit 4
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SECTION 4 : LOOSE PARTS Handle Assembly Depth Stake Control Assembly Rod NOTE : Cable tie not shown . 5
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SECTION 5 : ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped WITHOUT ATTACHING DEPTH STAKE ASSEMBLY GASOLINE or OIL . After assembly , see separate 1 . Tip the tiller forward so it rests on front engine manual for proper fuel and engine oil counterweight . recommendations . 2 . Raise the tine shield hinge flap assembly . Remove " T " knob , flat washer and hex bolt from NOTE : Left and right is determined from the depth stake . Insert the depth stake assembly in operator’s position , standing behind the tiller . front of spacer ( under the tine shield ) and up through the tine shield assembly as shown in TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY Figure 3 . Adjustable Wrenches 3 . Insert clevis pin through the tine shield and the Pair of Pliers second hole from top of the depth stake . Secure with hairpin clip . TO REMOVE UNIT FROM CARTON 4 . Insert hex bolt into the top hole of the depth 1 . Remove staples , break glue on top flaps , or cut stake assembly . Place flat washer on hex bolt tape at carton end and peel along top flap to and thread “ T ” knob onto the hex bolt . See open carton . Figure 3 . Tighten securely . 2 . Remove loose parts included with unit ( i.e . , 5 . Tip the tiller back down so it rests on the depth operator’s manual , etc . ) . stake ( transport position ) . 3 . Cut along dotted lines and lay carton down flat . 4 . Remove packing material . ATTACHING THE HANDLE ASSEMBLY 5 . Roll or slide unit out of carton . Check carton thoroughly for loose parts . 6 . Extend control cable and lay on the floor . Be Remove careful not to bend or kink control cable . Handle Ass’y T - Handle Hex Bolt Handle T - Knob Bracket Hex Bolt Washer Depth Clevis Pin Stake Washer Hairpin Clip Figure 4 1 . Remove top two bolts and flange lock nuts from handle mounting brackets as shown in Figure 4 . Do not remove the bottom bolt and nut . 2 . Place handle assembly in position between the handle mounting brackets . See Figure 4 . Depth Stake 3 . Line up holes in handle with holes in handle mounting brackets . Secure with hardware Figure 3 removed in step 1 . 6
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3 . Pull the cable upwards to obtain slack , push the " Z " end into the bail . You will need to attach " Z " fitting from the inside to the outside.See Figure 6 . 4 . With the clutch control bail released , adjust the bottom nut at the cable bracket three turns up from end of threads . Tighten the upper nut against the bracket . Carefully squeeze the clutch control bail against the handle . The control wire should now be straight . Hex NOTE : Do not overtighten control wire . Too much Nut tension may cause it to break . Slot in Cable Bracket WARNING : Be certain to check the Hex clutch cable adjustment as instructed Nut Washer on page 7 of your owner’s guide before operating the tiller . Secure drive cable to handle using cable tie . Refer to Figure 8 . Cut off excess end of cable tie . Figure 5 ATTACHING THE CONTROL ROD ATTACHING THE CLUTCH CABLE 1 . Remove hairpin clips from control rod , ( rubber Attach the clutch cable to the handle as follows ( be washers to remain on control rod ) . careful not to kink the cable ) . 2 . Insert one end of the control rod through the 1 . Route the clutch cable to the left side of the tiller , indicator bracket on the shift cover and secure and underneath the handle . Remove one hex with hairpin clip that was removed in step 1 . See nut and lock washer from the end of the casing Figure 7 . on the clutch cable . Thread the other nut all the way onto the threaded casing , as far as it will go . 3 . Insert the remaining end of the control rod through the hole in the gear selector handle and 2 . Slip the wire through the slot on the cable secure with hairpin clip . See Figure 8 . bracket on the handle . Push the end of the . casing up through the cable bracket . Slide the lock washer on the casing and rethread the hex Control Rod nut on the end of the cable casing , four turns . Do not tighten at this time . See Figure 5 . Rubber Washer Idler Pulley Indicator Bracket Rod Hairpin Clip " Z " Fitting Figure 7 CHECKING THE CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT Service the engine with oil and IMPORTANT : gasoline before checking this adjustment . Refer to Clutch Control the separate engine manual packed with your tiller Bail for proper fuel and engine oil recommendations . Figure 6 7
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Recheck both adjustments , and readjust as Position the tiller so the front counterweight is necessary . against a solid object , such as a wall . With the gear selection lever in NEUTRAL , start the engine . Refer NOTE : A secondary cable adjustment is available to the separate engine manual . if you reach the point that additional adjustment is Standing on the right side of the tiller , examine the needed . Remove the belt cover and move the hex belt ( inside the belt cover ) . It should not be turning . nuts at the other end of the cable towards the end of NOTE : Do not put fingers under the belt cover . the casing . Then readjust the hex nuts at the handle . If the belt turns with the unit in neutral , adjust by TIRE PRESSURE moving the hex nut below the cable bracket down The tires on your unit may be over - inflated for two full turns . See Figure 5 . Tighten the upper hex shipping purposes . Reduce the tire pressure before nut against the bracket . operating the unit . Recommended operating tire Now move the shift lever to FORWARD ( Wheels pressure is approximately 20 p.s.i . ( check sidewall of Forward ) position . Carefully engage the clutch by tire for tire manufacturer’s recommended pressure ) . lifting the clutch control bail against the handle . The wheels should spin . WARNING : Maximum tire pressure If the wheels do not spin with the unit in forward , under any circumstances is 30 p.s.i . adjust by moving the hex nut which is above the Equal tire pressure should be cable bracket up two full turns . Tighten the bottom maintained on both tires . hex nut against the bracket . SECTION 6 : CONTROLS GEAR SELECTION HANDLE The gear selection handle is located in the center of the handle on the tiller . It is used to select Gear NEUTRAL , REVERSE , or one of the FORWARD Selection Handle modes ( see below ) . Pull or push the handle so that the indicator on top of shift cover points to the operating mode desired . See Figure 8 . Control NEUTRAL — Transmission is in neutral . Rod Clutch Control REVERSE — Reverse wheel drive . Control Cable FORWARD Modes : Bail Wheels Forward — Forward wheel drive only . Height Tines Reverse — Forward wheel drive and reverse Adjustment tine drive . Crank Tines Forward — Forward wheel and tine drive . WARNING : Make certain unit is in Cable Tie NEUTRAL when starting the engine . Figure 8 NOTE : If difficulty is encountered in moving the THROTTLE CONTROL gear selection handle , move the tiller forward or backward slightly to allow the gears to synchronize . The throttle control lever is located on the engine . It controls the engine speed and stops the engine . See CLUTCH CONTROL BAIL Engine manual for further information . The clutch control bail is located below the handle . CHOKE LEVER See Figure 8 . Lifting the clutch control bail against the handle engages the wheel and tine drive The choke lever is located to the left of the throttle . It mechanisms . is used to enrich the fuel mixture in the carburetor when starting a cold engine . See Engine manual for NOTE : Never engage clutch lever while shifting . further information . 8
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DEPTH STAKE HANDLE ADJUSTMENT ( See Figure 8 ) The depth bar controls the tilling depth . Refer to The handle may be adjusted to be raised or lowered SECTION 8 : HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER on page in line with the tiller . To adjust the handle position 9 . loosen the handle height adjustment crank a few turns . Pivot handle up or down to desired position . Tighten crank . SECTION 7 : OPERATION 3 . Stand at side of tiller . Grasp the starter handle NOTE : Engine is shipped without oil . and pull out slowly , until it pulls slightly harder . WARNING : Before operating the tiller , Let rope rewind slowly . be certain to read SECTION 8 : HOW TO 4 . Pull starter handle rapidly . Do not allow handle USE YOUR TILLER on page 9 . Use the to snap back . Allow it to rewind slowly while reverse tine drive when tilling virgin keeping a firm hold on the starter handle . ground , sod or hard soil . Use the 5 . Repeat steps 3 and 4 until engine starts . forward tine drive when cultivating or tilling soft ground . 6 . As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly , move choke lever gradually to RUN BEFORE STARTING position . If engine falters , return to choke position , then slowly move to RUN position . 1 . Service engine with oil as instructed in the 7 . Refer to engine manual for additional engine separate engine manual packed with your unit . information . 2 . Fill fuel tank with clean , fresh , lead - free , low - lead NOTE : After starting engine and prior to using the or regular grade leaded gasoline . tiller , be certain to check the clutch adjustment as described in “ Checking the Clutch Adjustment ” section of Assembly Instructions . TO START ENGINE TO STOP ENGINE Be Sure No One Is WARNING : 1 . Move throttle control to the STOP position . Standing In Front Of The Tiller While 2 . Disconnect spark plug wire and ground to pre - The Engine Is Running Or Being vent accidentally starting while equipment is Started . unattended . 1 . Place the throttle control lever in the FAST NOTE : After the first ten hours of operation , recheck ( rabbit ) position . the clutch adjustment . Refer to “ Checking the Clutch 2 . Move choke lever to CHOKE position . Adjustment ” section of the Assembly Instructions . NOTE : A warm engine may not require choking . SECTION 8 : HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER 2 . When breaking up sod and for shallow WARNING : When operating the tiller cultivation , use the setting which gives 1 " of for the first time , use the depth stake tilling depth ( second hole from the top ) . Place setting that gives 1 inch of tilling depth the side shields in their lowest position . For ( second hole from the top ) . further depth , raise the depth stake and side See Figure 9 . shields and make one or two more passes over Tilling depth is controlled by the depth stake which the area . can be adjusted to five different settings . See Figure 3 . When tilling loose soil , depth stake may be 9 . Adjust the side shields as shown in Figure 10 , as raised to its highest position ( use bottom you adjust the depth stake . Be certain spark plug adjustment hole ) to give the deepest tilling wire is disconnected and grounded against the depth . Raise the side shields to their highest engine . position . 1 . When using the tiller for the first time , use the second adjustment hole from the top ( 1 " of tilling depth ) . See Figure 9 . 9
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TO OPERATE THE TILLER : 1 . Select the depth stake setting . 2 . Start engine as instructed on page 9 . Transport 3 . Move gear selection handle to one of the Use This Position forward modes or reverse . Position First Time Use the reverse tine drive when tilling virgin ground , sod or hard soil . Use the forward tine Clevis drive when cultivating or tilling soft ground . Pin IMPORTANT : When using the forward tine drive , lower the depth stake ( use a shallower tilling depth ) to make certain the tines do not run across the ground . Hairpin Clip WARNING : Do not move the gear Figure 9 selection handle with the wheels or tines engaged . Make certain the unit is 4 . To transport tiller , lower the depth stake ( use top stopped completely before changing adjustment hole ) . the gear selection . 5 . To adjust the depth stake , remove the clevis pin and hairpin clip . See Figure 9 . Move the depth 4 . Squeeze the clutch control bail against the stake to the desired setting . handle to engage the wheels and tines . 6 . To adjust the side shields , remove the wing nuts . NOTE : Make certain the gear selection indicator is See Figure 10 . Place side shield in position correctly positioned before engaging the clutch desired . Replace wing nuts and tighten securely . handle . If it is between gears , the engine will stall . To transport tiller , do not engage the tines . Select the wheel drive only . Side Use This Shields Hole for WARNING : Do not push down on the Lowest ( Shallowest ) handles so that the wheels are lifted off Position the ground while using the reverse tine drive , or the tiller could move backward and cause personal injury . For best results , it is recommended the garden be tilled twice ( lengthwise , then widthwise ) to pulverize the soil . Use This Hole for Highest ( Deepest ) Position Figure 10 SECTION 9 : ADJUSTMENTS HANDLE ADJUSTMENT BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT The handle height may be adjusted . Refer to the Periodic adjustment of the belt tension may be Control section for details of handle adjustment . required due to normal stretch and wear on the belt . Adjustment is needed if the tines or wheels seem to hesitate while turning , but the engine maintains the same speed . 10
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5 . Replace the wave washer and hairpin clip . To adjust the tension on the belt , refer to clutch adjustment information in “ Checking the Clutch 6 . Check clearance of the idler pulley rod to the Adjustment ” section of the Assembly Instructions . indicator bracket by shifting to each forward After belt tension has been adjusted , if the belt is mode , as before . excessively stretched , you may need to adjust the idler pulley rod . This can easily be checked . With the CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT engine off and the clutch control bail disengaged , shift the gear selection handle to each forward If any adjustments are WARNING : mode . If the indicator bracket touches the idler pulley made to the engine while the engine is rod , ( with the clutch control bail disengaged ) , then running , ( e.g . carburetor ) , disengage all an adjustment is necessary . clutches and tines . Keep clear of all moving parts . Be careful of heated 1 . Disconnect and ground out spark plug wire surfaces and muffler . against the engine . 2 . Remove the belt cover as described in the belt Never make unnecessary adjustments . The factory replacement section on page 12 . settings are correct for most applications . If 3 . Remove the hairpin clip and flat washer from the adjustments are needed , refer to the separate idler pulley rod . See Figure 12 . engine manual packed with your tiller . 4 . Move the idler pulley rod to the lower hole in the idler bracket . See Figure 12 . SECTION 10 : LUBRICATION Clutch Bail — Lubricate the pivot point on the clutch Transmission — The transmission is pre - lubricated bail and the cable at least once a season with light and sealed at the factory . It requires no checking oil . The control must operate freely in both unless the transmission is disassembled . To fill with directions . grease , lay the right half of the transmission on its Pivot Points — Lubricate all pivot points and linkages side . Add 30 ounces of Benalene 920 grease . Apply at least once a season with light oil . a bead of RTV or silicone sealant to the right half of Tine Shaft — Remove tines at least once a season the transmission , all the way around the gear and lubricate with oil . compartment . Assemble the left half to it . This Wheel Axle — Remove the wheel assemblies at least grease can be obtained at your nearest authorized once a season and lubricate with oil . dealer . Order part number 737 - 0300 . SECTION 11 : MAINTENANCE replacement is recommended at the start of each WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug tiller season ; check engine manual for correct plug wire and ground it against the engine type and gap specification . before performing any repairs or Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush . maintenance . Keep the cooling system ( blower housing area ) clean to permit proper air circulation which is ENGINE essential to engine performance and life . Be certain Refer to the separate engine manual for engine to remove all dirt and combustible debris from maintenance instructions . muffler area . Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your unit . Read and CLEANING THE TINE AREA follow instructions carefully . Clean the underside of the tine shield after each use . Service air cleaner every ten hours under normal The dirt washes off the tines easier if washed off conditions . Clean every hour under extremely dusty immediately instead of after it dries . conditions . Poor engine performance and flooding usually indicates that the air cleaner should be serviced . To service the air cleaner , refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit . IMPORTANT : Never run your engine without air cleaner completely assembled . The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset every 25 hours of engine operation . Spark plug 11
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BELT REPLACEMENT NOTE : Upon reassembly , make certain the belt is routed over the idler pulley and inside of belt Do not use an off - the - shelf CAUTION : keepers by engine pulley . See Figure 12 . belt . Idler Pulley Your tiller has been engineered with a belt made of Rod special material ( Kevlar Tensile ) for longer life and better performance . It should not be replaced with an off - the - shelf belt . If belt replacement is required , order belt or belts by part number from your nearest authorized dealer . Part No . 754 - 0434 — ‘ ‘ V ’ ’ Belt 1 . Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire against the engine . Engine Idler 2 . Remove the belt cover from the left side of the Belt Keeper Pulley Brkt . tiller as follows : See Figure 11 . Remove two torx Brkt . screws from the top of belt cover . Figure 12 3 . Remove the hex cap nut and flat washer from the side of the belt cover . Remove the hex screw at TIRES the bottom of the front of the cover . Recommended operating tire pressure is 4 . Remove the belt keeper bracket located behind approximately 20 p.s.i . ( check sidewall of tire for tire the engine pulley by removing two hex bolts and manufacturer’s recommended pressure ) . Maximum lock washers . See Figure 12 . tire pressure under any circumstances is 30 p.s.i . Equal tire pressure should be maintained on both 5 . Remove belt . Reassemble new belt , following tires . instructions in reverse order . When installing a tire to the rim , be certain rim is clean and free of rust . Lubricate both the tire and rim generously . Never inflate to over 30 p.s.i . to seat beads . WARNING : Excessive pressure ( over 30 p.s.i . ) when seating beads may cause tire / rim assembly to burst with force Torx Screws Belt Cover sufficient to cause serious injury . Hex Cap Nut Self Tap Screw Figure 11 12
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SECTION 12 : OFF - SEASON STORAGE 3 . Wipe tines with oiled rag to prevent rust . If the tiller will not be used for a period longer than 30 days , the following steps should be taken to 4 . Store tiller in a clean , dry area . Do not store next prepare the tiller for storage . to corrosive materials , such as fertilizer . 1 . Clean the exterior of engine and the entire tiller NOTE : When storing any type of power equipment thoroughly . Lubricate the tiller as described in in an unventilated or metal storage shed , care the lubrication instructions . should be taken to rustproof the equipment . Using a 2 . Refer to the engine manual for correct engine light oil or silicone , coat the equipment , especially storage instructions . any springs , bearings and cables . SECTION 13 : TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE Trouble Possible Cause ( s ) Corrective Action Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Fuel will not last over Engine fails to Fuel tank empty , or stale fuel . thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used . start Move throttle lever to start position . Throttle control lever not in correct starting position ( if so equipped ) . Clean fuel line . Blocked fuel line . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Dirty aircleaner . Move switch to ON position . Choke not in ON position . Connect wire to spark plug . Spark plug wire disconnected . Clean , adjust gap or replace . Faulty spark plug . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Engine flooded . Engine runs Unit running on CHOKE . Move choke lever to OFF position . erratic Spark plug wire loose . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Fuel will not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used . Clear vent . Vent in gas cap plugged . Drain fuel tank . Refill with fresh fuel . Water or dirt in fuel system . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Dirty air cleaner . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Carburetor out of adjustment . Engine over - Engine oil level low . Fill crankcase with proper oil . heats Dirty air cleaner . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Air flow restricted . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Carburetor not adjusted properly . Adjust carburetor as instructed in separate engine manual . Dislodge foreign object . Tines do not Foreign object lodged in tines . Replace tine clevis pin ( s ) . engage Tine clevis pin ( s ) missing . Take unit to authorized service dealer . Pulley and idler not in correct adjustment . Refer to Controls section of operator’s manual for proper Not shifting properly . shifting procedures . Adjust control cable ( see assembly instructions ) . Control cable not adjusted properly . Replace belt . Belt worn and / or stretched . Tines skip over Improper rotation . Forward rotation should only be used on soil that has ground already been tilled , not on virgin soil . Replace clevis pin . Wheels do not Clevis pin missing . Refer to Controls section of operator’s manual for proper engage Tiller is not being shifted properly . shifting procedures . Adjust control cable ( see assembly instructions ) . Control cable not adjusted properly . Replace belt . Belt worn and / or stretched . Note : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments above , contact your local authorized service dealer . 13
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Model 458 14
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Model 458 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 28 721 - 0378 Seal 1.0 Shaft 1 611 - 0020 Wheel Shaft Ass’y : 33T 29 721 - 0379 Seal . 75 Shaft 2 611 - 0021 Tine Shaft Ass’y : 18T 31 726 - 0277 Taper Cap Ring 3 611 - 0128 Jack Shaft Ass’y 32 732 - 0496 Compression Spring . 50 " Lg . 4 611 - 0129 Input Shaft Ass’y 33 736 - 0163 Thrust Wash . 1.03 " I.D . x 1.62 " O.D . 5 617 - 0058 Rev . Idler Gear Ass’y : 30T 34 736 - 0351 Fl - Wash . 76 " I.D . x 1.5 " O.D . 6 617 - 0059 Ftine Idler Gear Ass’y : 30T 35 736 - 0407 Bell - Wash . 45 " I.D . x 1.0 " 7 617 - 0060 Tine Input Sprocket Ass’y : 9T 36 736 - 0518 Thrust Wash . . 445 x 1.92 x . 060 8 617 - 0061 Wheel Input Sprocket Ass’y : 10T 37 736 - 3088 Fl - Wash . . 635 " I.D . x 1.59 O.D . 9 617 - 0062 Gear Ass’y : 11T 40 738 - 0645 Detent Shaft 1 / 2 " Dia . 10 686 - 0108 R.H . Housing Ass’y 41 738 - 0648 Jack Shaft . 625 x 2.385 11 710 - 0376 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 " Lg . 42 738 - 1013 Jack Shaft . 625 x 5.0 12 710 - 0599 Hex S - Tap Scr . 1 / 4 - 20 x . 5 " 43 741 - 0124 Ball Bearing 13 710 - 0604 Hex S - Tap Scr . 5 / 16 - 18 x . 625 " 44 741 - 0420 Flange Bearing 1.0 x 2.5 x 1.38 14 710 - 3008 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 " 45 741 - 0421 Flange Bearing . 75 x 2.5 x 1.38 15 711 - 1349 Input Shaft 46 741 - 0563 Ball Bearing . 6692 x 5745 x . 466 16 712 - 0378 Hex Nut 7 / 16 - 20 47 741 - 0862 Detent Ball . 250 17 712 - 3004A Flange Nut 5 / 16 - 18 48 750 - 0258 Spacer . 315 18 713 - 0367 # 420 Chain 1 / 2 Pitch x 50 Links 49 750 - 0570 Spacer 1.0 I.D x 2.0 O.D . x . 440 19 713 - 0484 # 50 Chain 5 / 8 Pitch x 54 Links 50 750 - 0664 Spacer . 505 I.D . x . 88 O.D . x . 440 20 716 - 0865 Snap Ring 51 750 - 0671 Spacer . 75 x 2.0 x . 50 21 717 - 0853 Shifting Fork 52 786 - 0171 L.H . Chain Case Ass’y 22 717 - 1582 Spur Gear 44T 53 786 - 0238 Gear Positioner Bracket 23 717 - 1583 Spur Gear 30T - 737 - 0300 Benelene 920 Grease 24 717 - 1584 Spur Gear 30T - 737 - 0288 Never Seez Grease 25 717 - 1585 Spur Gear 44T - 686 - 0107 Gear Case Assembly Complete 26 717 - 1587 Spur Gear 44T 27 717 - 1594 Spur Gear 16T 15
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Model 458 12 15 2 12 22 60 61 12 5 17 10 23 18 19 7 20 1 8 3 14 11 6 16 60 61 4 62 9 37 34 38 25 64 27 21 30 39 63 26 27 32 36 33 31 46 29 42 26 30 49 44 41 30 24 44 26 40 28 35 50 59 51 65 53 58 55 56 54 57 16
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Model 458 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 1 747 - 1152 Shift Rod 32 738 - 0849 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 " Lg . 2 649 - 0033 Upper Handle Ass’y 33 747 - 0432 Rod 3 649 - 0034 Lower Handle Ass’y 34 750 - 0885 Spacer . 435 O.D . x . 322 I.D . 4 710 - 3005 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 35 786 - 0090 Shoulder 5 710 - 3056 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3.25 36 786 - 0113 Tine Shield Hinge Flap 6 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin 3 / 8 - 1.62 37 786 - 0176 R.H . Handle Brkt . 7 712 - 0379 Flange Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 24 38 786 - 0177 L.H . Handle Brkt . 8 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 39 786 - 0178 Tine Shield 9 714 - 0147 Cotter Pin 40 786 - 0179 Tine Shield Brkt . 10 720 - 0313 Grip 41 786 - 0180 Shoulder Spacer Brkt . 11 720 - 0210A T - Knob 42 686 - 0109 Shift Crank Ass’y 12 720 - 0278 Foam Grip 44 710 - 1017 Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x . 625 14 726 - 0317 Cable Tie 46 715 - 0120 Spirol Pin 3 / 16 x 1.00 15 735 - 0246 Plug 49 784 - 0208C Shift Cover 16 736 - 0117 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x . 620 x . 033 50 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin 17 736 - 0242 Bell Wash . . 340 I.D . x . 872 O.D . 51 712 - 3054 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 24 Thd . 18 738 - 0958 Shoulder Spacer 53 742 - 0305 13 " Dia . Articulating Tine 19 784 - 0190 Handle Adjustment Crank 54 738 - 0689 Shld . Bolt 1 / 2 " DIa . x . 175 20 784 - 0191 Hex Nut Ret . Bracket 55 736 - 0208 Fl - Wash . . 51 " I.D . x 1.50 " 56 736 - 0253 Bell - Wash . . 515 " I.D . x 1.14 " 21 786 - 0120 Depth Stake 57 738 - 0688 Shld . Bolt 1 / 2 " Dia x . 320 22 747 - 1157 Bail Clutch 58 784 - 0160 Tine Adapter Ass’y 18 " 23 786 - 0181 Shift Lever Rod 59 714 - 0149B Internal Cotter Pin 24 686 - 0044A Tine Shield Cover Ass’y 60 735 - 0127 Rubber Washer 25 710 - 0176 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 2.75 61 714 - 0104 Cotter Pin 26 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 750 62 710 - 3022 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 2.75 " Lg . 27 710 - 3097 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 63 736 - 0204 Flat Washer 28 712 - 0421 Wing Nut 64 712 - 0431 Flange Nut . 344 I.D . x . 62 O.D . 29 712 - 0431 Flange Nut 3 / 8 - 16 65 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 30 712 - 3004A Flange Nut 5 / 16 - 18 31 726 - 0106 Cap Nut Labels Ref . Part No . Code Description No . N / I 777S30038 Model Plate N / I 777I20282 Shift Plate Facing Operator N / I 777D02264 Engine Spinner N / I 777D02263 White , Side of Belt Guard N / I 777I20358 Place Hand Here on Handle N / I 777I20451 Gear Selection on Handle 17
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Model 458 18 27 46 45 12 9 19 26 24 6 17 1 8 10 25 14 2 28 11 13 20 15 44 7 3 40 21 22 4 23 5 43 42 16 41 39 35 38 37 36 33 37 32 34 31 30 29 18
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Model 458 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 1 686 - 0111 Belt Cover Brkt . Ass’y 25 786 - 0064A Idler Bracket 2 710 - 0237 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x . 62 " Lg . 26 786 - 0186 Belt Keeper Brkt . 3 710 - 0412 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x . 75 " Lg . 27 786 - 0123A Shift Cover Brkt . 4 710 - 0502A Hex Wash.TT - Sems Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 28 786 - 0193 Idler Belt Keeper 1.250 " Lg . 29 634 - 0106 RH Wheel Ass’y Comp . 16.0 x 4.0 5 710 - 0591 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.00 634 - 0107 LH Wheel Ass’y Comp . 16.0 x 4.0 6 710 - 0599 Hex Wash . Hd . S - Tap Scr . 734 - 0808 Tire Only 16.0 x 4.0 7 710 - 0723 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 30 634 - 0108 Wheel Rim Ass’y Comp . 8 712 - 0266 Ctr . Lock Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 31 734 - 0255 Air Valve 9 712 - 0267 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 32 711 - 1017 Clevis Pin 10 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 33 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 11 736 - 0104 Hairpin Clip 34 710 - 0382 Hex Bolt 1 / 2 - 13 x 5.00 " Lg . 12 736 - 0119 L - Wash . 5 / 16 " I.D . 35 712 - 0206 Hex Nut 1 / 2 - 13 Thd . 13 736 - 0176 Fl - Wash . 1 / 4 I.D . x . 93 O.D . 36 723 - 0381 Counterweight 14 736 - 0271 Spring - Wash . . 317 x . 625 O.D . x . 099 37 736 - 0326 Fl - Wash . . 510 " I.D . x 1.0 " O.D . 15 736 - 0329 L - Wash . 1 / 4 " I.D . 38 736 - 0921 L - Wash . 1 / 2 " Lg . 16 736 - 0452 Bell - Wash . . 396 x 1.140 x . 095 39 710 - 0653 Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 375 " Lg . 17 738 - 0876 Shld . Nut 7 / 16 - 20 40 710 - 1017 Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x . 625 " Lg . 18 746 - 1083 Clutch Cable 41 712 - 0392 Acorn Lock Nut 19 747 - 1159 Idler Pulley Rod 42 736 - 0463 Fl - Washer 1 / 4 x . 620 " Lg . 20 754 - 0434 Belt : 4L x 58.16 Lg . 43 784 - 0158A Belt Cover 21 756 - 0405 Fl - Idler w / Flange 3.75 " O.D . 44 710 - 0805 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 " Lg . 22 756 - 0971 Outer Engine Pulley Half 45 736 - 0242 Bell - Wash . . 340 I.D . x . 872 O.D . 23 756 - 0972 Inner Engine Pulley Half 46 712 - 3010 Nut:Hex 5 / 16 - 18 24 756 - 1162 Input Pulley IMPORTANT : For a proper working machine , use Factory Approved Parts V - BELTS are specially designed to engage and disengage safely . A substitute ( non OEM ) V - belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely . 19
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : UNITS EXPORTED OUT OF THE UNITED For TWO YEARS from the date of retail purchase STATES : White Outdoor Products Company does within the United States of America , its possessions not extend any warranty for products sold or and territories , White Outdoor Products Company exported outside of the United States of America , its will , at its option , repair or replace , for the original possessions and territories , except those sold purchaser , free of charge , any part or parts found to through White Outdoor Products Company’s be defective in material or workmanship . This authorized channels of export distribution . warranty covers units which have been operated and maintained in accordance with the operating OTHER WARRANTIES : instructions furnished with the unit , and which have not been subject to misuse , abuse , neglect , 1 . The engine or component parts thereof carry accident , improper maintenance or alteration . separate warranties from their manufacturers . Please refer to the applicable manufacturer’s NORMAL WEAR PARTS or components thereof are warranty on these items . subject to separate terms as noted below in the “ No Fault Ninety Day Consumer Warranty ” clause . 2 . Batteries are covered by a 90 - day replacement Commercial use is subject to the terms listed above , warranty . and is covered for a period of 90 days from the date 3 . Log splitter pumps , valves and cylinders or of purchase . component parts thereof are covered by a one TWO YEAR CONSUMER WARRANTY ON year warranty . NORMAL WEAR PARTS WITH NINETY DAY NO 4 . All other warranties , express or implied , FAULT PROTECTION : All normal wear parts including any implied warranty of merchantability failures will be covered on this product for a period of or fitness for a particular purpose , are hereby 90 days regardless of cause . After 90 days , but expressly disclaimed in their entirety . within the two year period , normal wear parts failures 5 . The provisions as set forth in this warranty will be covered if caused by defects in material or provide the sole and exclusive remedy of White workmanship . Normal wear parts are defined as Outdoor Products Company’s obligations arising belts , blades , blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck from the sales of its products . White Outdoor wheels , seats , snow thrower skid shoes , shave Products Company will not be liable for plates and tires . incidental or consequential loss or damage . HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS available , with proof of purchase , through your local WARRANTY : This limited warranty gives you authorized service dealer . To locate the dealer in specific legal rights , and you may also have other your area , please check the yellow pages or contact rights which vary from state to state . Certain the Customer Service Department of White Outdoor disclaimers are not allowed in some states and Products Company , P O Box 361131 , Cleveland , therefore they may not apply to you under all Ohio 44136 - 0019 . Phone ( 330 ) 225 - 8883 . The circumstances . return of a complete unit will not be accepted by the factory unless prior written permission has been NOTE : This warranty does not cover set - up , routine extended by the Service Department of White maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade Outdoor Products Company . sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such as brake adjustments . Nor does this warranty cover TRANSPORTATION CHARGES : Transportation normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use charges for the movement of any power equipment or exposure . unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser . Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return is requested by White Outdoor Products Company . 20
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