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Operatorâs Manual Rear Tine Tiller RB650 21A - 458B190 IMPORTANT : Read safety rules and instructions carefully before operating equipment . This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - Warning : 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 - 9722 . WHITE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS COMPANY P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 9722 770 - 10193C.fm PRINTED IN U.S.A . FORM NO . ( 12 / 99 )
TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 , 4 Loose Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Assembling Your Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Know Your Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Operating Your Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Making Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Maintaining Your Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 FINDING MODEL NUMBER This Operatorâs Manual is an important part of your new Tiller . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain the unit for best performance . Please read and understand what it says . Before you start assembling your new equipment , please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from our Customer Support Department or an authorized dealer . â¢ You can locate the model number by standing in the operating position behind the unit and looking down at the center of the rear tine cover . A sample model plate is explained below . For future reference , please copy the model number and the serial number of the equipment in the space below . ( Model Number ) ( Serial Number ) Copy the model number here : Copy the serial number here : WHITE OUTDOOR PRODUCTS COMPANY P.O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Support Department . Call 1 - ( 800 ) - 949 - 4483 to reach a Customer Support representative . Please have your unitâs model number and serial number ready when you call . See previous section to locate this information . You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call . 2
SECTION 1 : 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 â 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 . â¢ Do not place feet or hands on or near the tines GENERAL OPERATION when starting the engine or while the engine is â¢ Read this operatorâs manual carefully in its entirety running . before attempting to assemble this machine . Read , â¢ Never attempt to make depth bar , tine width , cable , understand , and follow all instructions on the handle , or wheel adjustments while the engine is machine and in the manual ( s ) before operation . Be running . completely familiar with the controls and the proper â¢ Do not leave the tiller unattended with the engine use of the machine before operating it . Keep this running . manual in a safe place for future and regular â¢ Before attempting to remove rocks , bricks and reference and for ordering replacement parts . other objects from tines , stop the engine and be â¢ Your tiller is a powerful tool , not a plaything . sure the tines have stopped completely . Disconnect Therefore , exercise extreme caution at all times . the spark plug wire and move it away from the Your unit has been designed to perform one job : to spark plug . till soil . Do not use it for any other purpose . â¢ If your machine should start making an unusual â¢ Never allow children under age 14 to operate the noise or vibration , immediately stop the engine and unit . Children 14 years and older should only allow the machine to come to a complete stop . operate the unit under close parental supervision . Disconnect the spark plug wire and move it away Only responsible individuals who are familiar with from the spark plug . Take the following steps : these rules of safe operation should be allowed to â¢ Inspect for damage . use your unit . â¢ Repair or replace any damaged parts . â¢ Do not operate tiller while under the influence of â¢ Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure alcohol or drugs . continued safe operation . â¢ Keep the area of operation clear of all persons , â¢ Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a particularly small children and pets . Stop the engine burn . Do not touch . when they are in the vicinity of your tiller . â¢ Keep all shields , guards and safety devices in place â¢ Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close and operating properly . fitting slacks and shirt . Shirt and slacks that cover â¢ Use caution when tilling near fences , buildings and the arms and legs and steel - toed shoes are underground utilities . Rotating tines can cause recommended . Do not wear loose fitting clothes or damage or injury . jewelry and secure hair so it is above shoulder â¢ Do not operate engine if air cleaner or cover over length . They can be caught in moving parts . Never carburetor air intake is removed , except for operate a unit in bare feet , sandals or sneakers . adjustment . Removal of such parts could create a â¢ Operate tiller only in daylight or good artificial light . fire hazard . â¢ Do not start tiller unless the shift lever ( if provided ) â¢ Only use accessories approved for this machine by is in the neutral ( N ) position . the manufacturer . Read , understand , and follow all â¢ Do not allow anyone to stand or walk in front of tiller instructions provided with the approved accessory . when starting or running engine . 3
â¢ If situations occur which are not covered by this â¢ Never refuel unit indoors because flammable manual , use care and good judgment . Contact your vapors will accumulate in the area . dealer for assistance . â¢ Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame or spark such as a gas hot water heater , space heater , clothes dryer or CHILDREN furnace . â¢ Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not â¢ 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 . â¢ Keep children out of the work area and under the â¢ 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 â¢ Be alert and turn the unit off if a child enters the minutes before storing . area . â¢ Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make â¢ 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 SERVICE not use flammable solutions to clean air filter . â¢ Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other â¢ We do not recommend the use of pressure fuels . They are extremely flammable and the washers to clean your unit . They may cause vapors are explosive . damage to electric components , spindles , pulleys , â¢ Store fuel and oil in approved containers , away bearings or the engine . The use of pressure from heat and open flame , and out of the reach of washers will result in shortened life and reduce children . Check and add fuel before starting the serviceability . engine . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the â¢ Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the engine is running . Allow engine to cool at least two equipment is in safe working condition . minutes before refueling . â¢ Never tamper with safety devices . Check their â¢ Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe off any proper operation regularly . spilled gasoline before starting the engine as it may â¢ Do not alter or tamper with the engineâs governor cause a fire or explosion . setting . The governor controls the maximum safe â¢ Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and other operating speed of the engine . Overspeeding the sources of ignition . engine is dangerous and will cause damage to the engine and to other moving parts of the machine . WARNING â 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 1 Safety labels found on your unit 4
SECTION 2 : LOOSE PARTS Handle Assembly Depth Stake Control Assembly Rod NOTE : Cable tie not shown . 5
SECTION 3 : ASSEMBLING YOUR TILLER IMPORTANT:This unit is shipped WITHOUT GASOLINE ATTACHING DEPTH STAKE ASSEMBLY or OIL . After assembly , see separate engine manual for â¢ Tip the tiller forward so it rests on front proper fuel and engine oil recommendations . counterweight . NOTE : Left and right is determined from the operatorâs â¢ Raise the tine shield hinge flap assembly . Remove position , standing behind the tiller . " T " knob , flat washer and hex bolt from depth stake . Insert the depth stake assembly in front of spacer ( under the tine shield ) and up through the tine TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY shield assembly as shown in Figure 2 . Adjustable Wrenches â¢ Insert clevis pin through the tine shield and the Pair of Pliers second hole from top of the depth stake . Secure Screw Driver with hairpin clip . â¢ Insert hex bolt into the top hole of the depth stake assembly . Place flat washer on hex bolt and thread TO REMOVE UNIT FROM CARTON â T â knob onto the hex bolt . See Figure 2 . Tighten â¢ Remove staples , break glue on top flaps , or cut securely . tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open â¢ Tip the tiller back down so it rests on the depth carton . stake ( transport position ) . â¢ Remove loose parts included with unit ( i.e . , operatorâs manual , etc . ) . ATTACHING THE HANDLE ASSEMBLY â¢ Cut corners and lay carton down flat . â¢ Remove packing material . â¢ Roll or slide unit out of carton . Check carton thoroughly for loose parts . Remove â¢ Extend control cable and lay on the floor . Be careful not to bend or kink control cable . Handle Assây T - Knob Hex Bolt Handle T - Knob Bracket Hex Bolt Washer Depth Clevis Pin Stake Washer Hairpin Clip Figure 3 â¢ Remove top two bolts and flange lock nuts from handle mounting brackets as shown in Figure 3 . Do not remove the bottom bolt and nut . â¢ Place handle assembly in position between the handle mounting brackets . See Figure 3 . â¢ Line up holes in handle with holes in handle Depth Stake mounting brackets . Secure with hardware removed Figure 2 in step 1 . 6
NOTE : Do not overtighten clutch cable . Too much Slot Head Screw , tension may cause it to break . Nut , Flat Washers WARNING : Be certain to check the Internally Threaded clutch cable adjustment as instructed on Tube this page before operating the tiller . Secure clutch cable to handle using cable tie . Refer to Figure 7 . Cut off excess end of cable tie . ATTACHING THE CONTROL ROD â¢ Remove hairpin clips from control rod , ( rubber washers to remain on control rod ) . Plastic Fitting â¢ Insert the shorter , ( angled ) , end of the control rod through the indicator bracket on the shift cover and secure with hairpin clip that was removed in step 1 . See Figure 6 . Figure 4 â¢ Insert the longer end of the control rod through the hole in the gear selector handle and secure with ATTACHING THE CLUTCH CABLE hairpin clip.See Figure 7 . . Attach the clutch cable to the handle as follows ( be careful not to kink the cable ) . Control Rod â¢ Remove threaded eyebolt and nut from the end of Rubber the cable . Washer â¢ Route the clutch cable to the right side of the Idler handle mounting brackets and underneath the Pulley handle . Indicator Bracket Rod â¢ Push the cable through the hole in the center of the Hairpin handle and snap in the plastic fitting . See Figure 4 . Clip â¢ Remove slot head screw , nut and two flat washers from the clutch bail . â¢ Fasten the threaded eyebolt onto bail as shown in Figure 5 . The parts go together from top to bottom Figure 6 as follows : Slot Head Screw , Flat Washer , Clip , Eyebolt , Flat Washer and 1 / 4 â Nut . CHECKING THE CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT â¢ Thread eyebolt and # 10 nut , removed in step 1 , into IMPORTANT : Service the engine with oil and gasoline the internally threaded tube at the end of the cable . before checking this adjustment . Refer to the separate Thread engagement should be about 3 / 4 â . Tighten engine manual packed with your tiller for proper fuel nut against tube at end of cable . See Figure 5 . and engine oil recommendations . Slot Head Screw Clutch Bail Flat Washers Position the tiller so the front counterweight is against a 1 / 4 â solid object , such as a wall . With the gear selection Threaded Nut lever in NEUTRAL , start the engine . Refer to the Eyebolt separate engine manual . # 10 Standing on the right side of the tiller , examine the belt 3 / 4 â Nut ( inside the belt cover ) . It should not be turning . Internally NOTE : Do not put fingers under the belt cover . Threaded Tube If the belt turns without bail engaged , adjust by unthreading the internally threaded tube at the end of the cable a few turns clockwise ( when standing in operatorâs position ) , and then retighten the nut against the tube . Figure 5 7
Now move the shift lever to FORWARD ( Wheels NOTE : A secondary cable adjustment is available if you Forward ) position . Carefully engage the clutch by lifting reach the point that additional adjustment is needed . the clutch control bail against the handle . The wheels Remove the belt cover and move the hex nuts at the should spin . other end of the cable towards the end of the casing . Then readjust the hex nuts at the handle . If the wheels do not spin with the unit in forward , adjust by unthreading the tube at the end of the cable a TIRE PRESSURE few turns counter - clockwise , ( when standing in operatorâs position ) , and then retighten the nut against The tires on your unit may be over - inflated for shipping the tube . purposes . Reduce the tire pressure before operating the unit . Recommended operating tire pressure is Recheck both adjustments , and readjust as necessary . approximately 20 p.s.i . ( check sidewall of tire for tire manufacturerâs recommended pressure ) . WARNING : Maximum tire pressure under any circumstances is 30 p.s.i . Equal tire pressure should be maintained on both tires . SECTION 4 : KNOW YOUR TILLER CHOKE LEVER Clutch The choke lever is located to the left of the throttle . It is Control Gear used to enrich the fuel mixture in the carburetor when Bail Selection starting a cold engine . See Engine manual for further Handle information . Height GEAR SELECTION HANDLE Adjustment The gear selection handle is located in the center of the Lever handle on the tiller . It is used to select NEUTRAL , Clutch REVERSE , or one of the FORWARD modes ( see Cable Control below ) . Pull or push the handle so that the indicator on Rod top of shift cover points to the operating mode desired . See Figure 7 . NEUTRAL â Transmission is in neutral . Cable Tie REVERSE â Reverse wheel drive . FORWARD Modes : Figure 7 Wheels Forward â Forward wheel drive only . Tines Reverse â Forward wheel drive and reverse tine THROTTLE CONTROL drive . The throttle control lever is located on the engine . It Tines Forward â Forward wheel and tine drive . controls the engine speed and stops the engine . See Engine manual for further information . WARNING : Make certain unit is in NEUTRAL when starting the engine . NOTE : If difficulty is encountered in moving the gear selection handle , move the tiller forward or backward slightly to allow the gears to synchronize . 8
CLUTCH CONTROL BAIL DEPTH STAKE The clutch control bail is located below the handle . See The depth bar controls the tilling depth . Refer to Figure 7 . Lifting the clutch control bail against the SECTION 5 : OPERATING YOUR TILLER on this page . handle engages the wheel and tine drive mechanisms . HANDLE ADJUSTMENT NOTE : Never engage clutch lever while shifting . The handle may be adjusted to be raised or lowered in line with the tiller . To adjust the handle position loosen the handle height adjustment crank a few turns . Pivot handle up or down to desired position . Tighten crank . SECTION 5 : OPERATING YOUR TILLER NOTE : Engine is shipped without oil . NOTE : After starting engine and prior to using the tiller , be certain to check the clutch adjustment as described WARNING : Use the reverse tine drive in â Checking the Clutch Adjustment â section of when tilling virgin ground , sod or hard Assembly Instructions . soil . Use the forward tine drive when cultivating or tilling soft ground . TO STOP ENGINE â¢ Move throttle control to the STOP position . BEFORE STARTING â¢ Disconnect spark plug wire and ground to prevent â¢ Service engine with oil as instructed in the accidentally starting while equipment is separate engine manual packed with your unit . unattended . â¢ Fill fuel tank with clean , fresh , lead - free , low - lead or NOTE : After the first ten hours of operation , recheck regular grade leaded gasoline . the clutch adjustment . Refer to â Checking the Clutch Adjustment â section of the Assembly Instructions . TO START ENGINE WARNING : When operating the tiller for the first time , use the depth stake setting WARNING : Be sure no one is standing that gives 1 inch of tilling depth ( second in front of the tiller while the engine is hole from the top ) . See Figure 8 . running or being started . Tilling depth is controlled by the depth stake which can be adjusted to five different settings . See Figure 8 . â¢ Place the throttle control lever in the FAST ( rabbit ) Adjust the side shields as shown in Figure 9 , as you position . adjust the depth stake . Be certain spark plug wire is â¢ Move choke lever to CHOKE position . disconnected and grounded against the engine . NOTE : A warm engine may not require choking . â¢ When using the tiller for the first time , use the second adjustment hole from the top ( 1 " of tilling â¢ Stand at side of tiller . Grasp the starter handle with depth ) . See Figure 8 . your right hand and pull out slowly , until it pulls â¢ When breaking up sod and for shallow cultivation , slightly harder . Place your left hand on the lower use the setting which gives 1 " of tilling depth portion of the upper handle . ( second hole from the top ) . Place the side shields in â¢ Pull starter handle rapidly . Do not allow handle to their lowest position . For further depth , raise the snap back . Allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a depth stake and side shields and make one or two firm hold on the starter handle . more passes over the area . â¢ Repeat steps 3 and 4 until engine starts . â¢ When tilling loose soil , depth stake may be raised â¢ As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly , to its highest position ( use bottom adjustment hole ) move choke lever gradually to RUN position . If to give the deepest tilling depth . Raise the side engine falters , return to choke position , then slowly shields to their highest position . move to RUN position . â¢ Refer to engine manual for additional engine information . 9
TO OPERATE THE TILLER : â¢ Select the depth stake setting . â¢ Start engine as instructed on page 9 . Transport â¢ Move gear selection handle to one of the forward Position Use This modes or reverse . Position Use the reverse tine drive when tilling virgin First Time ground , sod or hard soil . Use the forward tine drive when cultivating or tilling soft ground . Clevis 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 . WARNING : Do not move the gear Hairpin selection handle with the wheels or tines Clip engaged . Make certain the unit is stopped Figure 8 completely before changing the gear selection . â¢ To transport tiller , lower the depth stake ( use top adjustment hole ) . â¢ Squeeze the clutch control bail against the handle â¢ To adjust the depth stake , remove the clevis pin to engage the wheels and tines . and hairpin clip . See Figure 8 . Move the depth stake to the desired setting . NOTE : Make certain the gear selection indicator is â¢ To adjust the side shields , remove the front wing correctly positioned before engaging the clutch handle . nut and loosen the rear wing nut . See Figure 9 . If it is between gears , the engine will stall . Place side shield in position desired . Replace wing To transport tiller , do not engage the tines . Select the nuts and tighten securely . wheel drive only . WARNING : Do not push down on the Side Use This handles so that the wheels are lifted off Shields Hole for the ground while using the reverse tine Lowest ( Shallowest ) drive , or the tiller could move backward Position and cause personal injury . For best results , it is recommended the garden be tilled twice ( lengthwise , then widthwise ) to pulverize the soil . Rear Front Wing Nut Wing Nut Use This Hole for Highest ( Deepest ) Position Figure 9 SECTION 6 : MAKING ADJUSTMENTS To adjust the tension on the belt , refer to clutch HANDLE ADJUSTMENT adjustment information in â Checking the Clutch The handle height may be adjusted . Refer to the Know Adjustment â section of the Assembly Instructions . After Your Tiller section for details of handle adjustment . belt tension has been adjusted , if the belt is excessively stretched , you may need to adjust the idler pulley rod . BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT This can easily be checked . With the engine off and the clutch control bail disengaged , shift the gear selection Periodic adjustment of the belt tension may be required handle to each forward mode . If the indicator bracket due to normal stretch and wear on the belt . Adjustment touches the idler pulley rod , ( with the clutch control bail is needed if the tines or wheels seem to hesitate while disengaged ) , then an adjustment is necessary . turning , but the engine maintains the same speed . â¢ Disconnect and ground out spark plug wire against the engine . 10
â¢ Remove the belt cover as described in the belt CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT replacement section on page 12 . â¢ Remove the hairpin clip and spring washer from the WARNING : If any adjustments are made idler pulley rod . See Figure 11 . to the engine while the engine is running , â¢ Move the idler pulley rod to the lower hole in the ( e.g . carburetor ) , disengage all clutches idler bracket . See Figure 11 . and tines . Keep clear of all moving parts . â¢ Replace the spring washer and hairpin clip . Be careful of heated surfaces and muffler . â¢ Check clearance of the idler pulley rod to the indicator bracket by shifting to each forward mode , Never make unnecessary adjustments . The factory as before . settings are correct for most applications . If adjustments are needed , refer to the separate engine manual packed with your tiller . SECTION 7 : SERVICE Transmission â The transmission is pre - lubricated and Clutch Bail â Lubricate the pivot point on the clutch bail sealed at the factory . It requires no checking unless the and the cable at least once a season with light oil . The transmission is disassembled . To fill with grease , lay control must operate freely in both directions . the right half of the transmission on its side . Add 30 Pivot Points â Lubricate all pivot points and linkages at ounces of Benalene 920 grease . Apply a bead of RTV least once a season with light oil . or silicone sealant to the right half of the transmission , Tine Shaft â Remove tines at least once a season and all the way around the gear compartment . Assemble lubricate with oil . the left half to it . This grease can be obtained at your Wheel Axle â Remove the wheel assemblies at least nearest authorized dealer . Order part number 737 - once a season and lubricate with oil . 0300 . SECTION 8 : MAINTAINING YOUR TILLER Service air cleaner every ten hours under normal WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug conditions . Clean every hour under extremely dusty wire and ground it against the engine conditions . Poor engine performance and flooding before performing any repairs or usually indicates that the air cleaner should be maintenance . serviced . To service the air cleaner , refer to the separate engine manual packed with your unit . ENGINE IMPORTANT : Never run your engine without air cleaner Refer to the separate engine manual for engine completely assembled . maintenance instructions . The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset every 25 hours of engine operation . Spark plug Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate replacement is recommended at the start of each tiller engine manual packed with your unit . Read and follow season ; check engine manual for correct plug type and instructions carefully . gap specification . Your engine is equipped with a oil drain pipe and cap Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush . Keep located on the bottom right side of the engine which will the cooling system ( blower housing area ) clean to help in draining the oil from the engine . Always drain oil permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine when it is warm . To drain oil , remove cap and drain oil performance and life . Be certain to remove all dirt and into a suitable container . Dispose of oil properly . combustible debris from muffler area . 11
CLEANING THE TINE AREA Torx Screws Clean the underside of the tine shield after each use . Belt Cover The dirt washes off the tines easier if washed off immediately instead of after it dries . We do not recommend the use of pressure washers to clean your unit . They may cause damage to electric Hex Cap Nut components , spindles , pulleys , bearings , or the engine . Flat Washer The use of pressure washers will result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . BELT REPLACEMENT Self Tap CAUTION : Do not use an off - the - shelf Screw belt . Figure 10 Upon reassembly , make certain the belt is routed over Your tiller has been engineered with a belt made of the idler pulley and inside of belt keepers by engine special material ( Kevlar Tensile ) for longer life and pulley . See Figure 11 . better performance . It should not be replaced with an off - the - shelf belt . Idler If belt replacement is required , order belt by part Pulley number from your nearest authorized dealer . Rod Part No . 754 - 0434 â â â V â â Belt â¢ Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire against the engine . â¢ Remove the belt cover from the left side of the tiller as follows : See Figure 10 . Remove two torx screws from the top of belt cover . â¢ Remove the hex cap nut and flat washer from the side of the belt cover . Remove the self tap screw at Engine Idler Belt Keeper the bottom of the front of the cover . Pulley Brkt . Brkt . â¢ Remove the belt keeper bracket located behind the Figure 11 engine pulley by removing two hex bolts and lock washers . See Figure 11 . â¢ Remove belt . Reassemble new belt , following TIRES instructions in reverse order . Recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 20 p.s.i . ( check sidewall of tire for tire manufacturerâs recommended pressure ) . Maximum tire pressure under any circumstances is 30 p.s.i . Equal tire pressure should be maintained on both tires . 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 sufficient to cause serious injury . 12
SECTION 9 : OFF - SEASON STORAGE If the tiller will not be used for a period longer than 30 â¢ Refer to the engine manual for correct engine days , the following steps should be taken to prepare the storage instructions . tiller for storage . â¢ Wipe tines with oiled rag to prevent rust . â¢ Store tiller in a clean , dry area . Do not store next to â¢ Clean the exterior of engine and the entire tiller corrosive materials , such as fertilizer . thoroughly . Lubricate the tiller as described in the lubrication instructions . NOTE : When storing any type of power equipment in â¢ We do not recommend the use of pressure an unventilated or metal storage shed , care should be washers to clean your unit . They may cause taken to rustproof the equipment . Using a light oil or damage to electric components , spindles , pulleys , silicone , coat the equipment , especially any springs , bearings or the engine . The use of pressure bearings and cables . washers will result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . SECTION 10 : 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 Throttle control lever not in correct Move throttle lever to start position . starting position ( if so equipped ) . Blocked fuel line . Clean fuel line . Dirty aircleaner . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Choke not in ON position . Move switch to ON position . Spark plug wire disconnected . Connect wire to spark plug . Faulty spark plug . Clean , adjust gap or replace . Engine flooded . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . Move choke lever to OFF position . Engine runs Unit running on CHOKE . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . erratic Spark plug wire loose . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Fuel will Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . not last over thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used . Vent in gas cap plugged . Clear vent . 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 . Carburetor out of adjustment . Refer to the engine manual packed with your unit . 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 . Tines do not Foreign object lodged in tines . Dislodge foreign object . engage Tine clevis pin ( s ) missing . Replace tine clevis pin ( s ) . Pulley and idler not in correct Take unit to authorized service dealer . adjustment . Not shifting properly . Refer to Controls section of operatorâs manual for proper shifting procedures . Control cable not adjusted properly . Adjust control cable ( see assembly instructions ) . Belt worn and / or stretched . Replace belt . 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 operatorâs manual for proper engage Tiller is not being shifted properly . shifting procedures . Control cable not adjusted properly . Adjust control cable ( see assembly instructions ) . Belt worn and / or stretched . Replace belt . NOTE : For repairs beyond the minor adjustments above , contact your local authorized service dealer . 13
SECTION 11 : PARTS LIST FOR MODEL RB650 14
MODEL RB650 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 28 721 - 0378 Seal 1.0 Shaft 1 611 - 0020 Wheel Shaft Assây : 33T 29 721 - 0379 Seal . 75 Shaft 2 611 - 0021 Tine Shaft Assây : 18T 31 726 - 0277 Taper Cap Ring 3 611 - 0128 Jack Shaft Assây 32 732 - 0496 Compression Spring . 50 " Lg . 4 611 - 0129 Input Shaft Assây 33 736 - 0163 Thrust Wash . 1.03 " I.D . x 1.62 " O.D . 5 617 - 0058 Rev . Idler Gear Assây : 30T 34 736 - 0351 Fl - Wash . 76 " I.D . x 1.5 " O.D . 6 617 - 0059 Ftine Idler Gear Assây : 30T 35 736 - 0407 Bell - Wash . 45 " I.D . x 1.0 " 7 617 - 0060 Tine Input Sprocket Assây : 9T 36 736 - 0518 Thrust Wash . . 445 x 1.92 x . 060 8 617 - 0061 Wheel Input Sprocket Assây : 10T 37 736 - 3088 Fl - Wash . . 635 " I.D . x 1.59 O.D . 9 617 - 0062 Gear Assây : 11T 40 738 - 0645 Detent Shaft 1 / 2 " Dia . 10 686 - 0108 R.H . Housing Assây 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 Assây 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 NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part , numbered 700 - xxxx , is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 0662 . Oyster Gray : 0662 Powder Black : 0637 Red Metallic : 0650 15
MODEL RB650 12 15 67 70 2 12 22 70 69 60 61 68 12 5 17 10 23 18 19 7 20 1 8 3 14 11 6 60 16 61 4 62 9 37 34 27 25 64 21 30 39 38 63 27 26 36 32 33 31 46 29 42 66 26 30 49 44 41 30 24 44 26 40 28 35 50 59 51 65 53 58 55 56 54 57 16
MODEL RB650 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 34 750 - 0885 Spacer . 435 O.D . x . 322 I.D . 1 747 - 1152 Shift Rod 35 786 - 0090 Shoulder 2 649 - 0041 Upper Handle Assây 36 786 - 0113 Tine Shield Hinge Flap 3 649 - 0034 Lower Handle Assây 37 786 - 0176 R.H . Handle Brkt . 4 710 - 3005 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 38 786 - 0177 L.H . Handle Brkt . 5 710 - 3056 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3.25 39 786 - 0178 Tine Shield 6 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin 3 / 8 - 1.62 40 786 - 0179 Tine Shield Brkt . 7 712 - 0379 Flange Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 24 41 786 - 0180 Shoulder Spacer Brkt . 8 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 42 686 - 0109 Shift Crank Assây 9 714 - 0147 Cotter Pin 44 710 - 1017 Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x . 625 10 720 - 0313 Grip 46 715 - 0120 Spirol Pin 3 / 16 x 1.00 11 720 - 0210A T - Knob 49 784 - 0208C Shift Cover 12 720 - 0278A Foam Grip 50 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin 14 726 - 0317 Cable Tie 51 712 - 3054 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 24 Thd . 15 735 - 0246 Plug 53 742 - 0305 13 " Dia . Articulating Tine 16 736 - 0117 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x . 620 x . 033 54 738 - 0689 Shld . Bolt 1 / 2 " DIa . x . 175 17 736 - 0242 Bell Wash . . 340 I.D . x . 872 O.D . 55 736 - 0208 Fl - Wash . . 51 " I.D . x 1.50 " 18 738 - 0958 Shoulder Spacer 56 736 - 0253 Bell - Wash . . 515 " I.D . x 1.14 " 19 784 - 0190 Handle Adjustment Crank 57 738 - 0688 Shld . Bolt 1 / 2 " Dia x . 320 20 784 - 0191 Hex Nut Ret . Bracket 58 784 - 0160 Tine Adapter Assây 18 " 21 786 - 0120 Depth Stake 59 714 - 0149B Internal Cotter Pin 22 747 - 1219 Bail Clutch 60 735 - 0127 Rubber Washer 23 786 - 0181 Shift Lever Rod 61 714 - 0104 Cotter Pin 24 686 - 0044A Tine Shield Cover Assây 62 710 - 3022 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 2.75 " Lg . 25 710 - 0176 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 2.75 63 736 - 0204 Flat Washer 26 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 750 64 712 - 0431 Flange Nut . 344 I.D . x . 62 O.D . 27 710 - 3097 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 65 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 28 712 - 0421 Wing Nut 66 712 - 0798 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 29 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 67 710 - 0946 Truss Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 65 30 712 - 3004A Flange Nut 5 / 16 - 18 68 712 - 0324 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 Gr . 8 31 726 - 0106 Cap Nut 69 726 - 0273 Battery Hose Clamp 5 / 16 32 738 - 0849 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 " Lg . 70 736 - 3090 Flat Washer . 260 x . 720 x . 060 33 747 - 0432 Rod Labels Ref . Part No . Code Description No . N / I 777S30038 Model Plate N / I 777I20282 Shift Plate Facing Operator N / I 777D03396 Engine Spinner N / I 777D03397 White , Side of Belt Guard N / I 777I20358 Place Hand Here on Handle N / I 777I20451 Gear Selection on Handle 17
MODEL RB650 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 33 32 36 37 34 31 30 29 18
MODEL RB650 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 1 686 - 0111 Belt Cover Brkt . Assây 26 786 - 0186 Belt Keeper Brkt . 2 710 - 0237 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x . 62 " Lg . 27 786 - 0187 Shift Cover Brkt . 3 710 - 0412 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x . 75 " Lg . 28 786 - 0193 Idler Belt Keeper 4 710 - 0502A Hex Wash.TT - Sems Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 29 634 - 0106 RH Wheel Assây Comp . 16.0 x 4.0 1.250 " Lg . 634 - 0107 LH Wheel Assây Comp . 16.0 x 4.0 5 710 - 0591 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.00 734 - 0808 Tire Only 16.0 x 4.0 6 710 - 0599 Hex Wash . Hd . S - Tap Scr . 30 634 - 0108 Wheel Rim Assây Comp . 7 710 - 0723 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 31 734 - 0255 Air Valve 8 712 - 0266 Ctr . Lock Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 32 711 - 1017 Clevis Pin 9 712 - 0267 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 33 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 10 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 34 710 - 0382 Hex Bolt 1 / 2 - 13 x 5.00 " Lg . 11 736 - 0104 Hairpin Clip 35 712 - 0206 Hex Nut 1 / 2 - 13 Thd . 12 736 - 0119 L - Wash . 5 / 16 " I.D . 36 723 - 0381 Counterweight 13 736 - 0176 Fl - Wash . 1 / 4 I.D . x . 93 O.D . 37 736 - 0326 Fl - Wash . . 510 " I.D . x 1.0 " O.D . 14 736 - 0271 Spring - Wash . . 317 x . 625 O.D . x . 099 38 736 - 0921 L - Wash . 1 / 2 " Lg . 15 736 - 0329 L - Wash . 1 / 4 " I.D . 39 710 - 0653 Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 375 " Lg . 16 736 - 0452 Bell - Wash . . 396 x 1.140 x . 095 40 710 - 1017 Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x . 625 " Lg . 17 738 - 0876 Shld . Nut 7 / 16 - 20 41 712 - 0392 Acorn Lock Nut 18 746 - 1117 Clutch Cable w / eyebolt 42 736 - 0463 Fl - Washer 1 / 4 x . 620 " Lg . 19 747 - 1159 Idler Pulley Rod 43 784 - 0158A Belt Cover 20 754 - 0434 Belt : 4L x 58.16 Lg . 44 710 - 0805 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 " Lg . 21 756 - 0405 Fl - Idler w / Flange 3.75 " O.D . 45 736 - 0242 Bell - Wash . . 340 I.D . x . 872 O.D . 22 756 - 0971 Outer Engine Pulley Half 46 712 - 3010 Nut:Hex 5 / 16 - 18 23 756 - 0972 Inner Engine Pulley Half 737 - 0298 Oil Drain Tube ( Not Shown ) 24 756 - 1162 Input Pulley 737 - 0132 End Cap ( Not Shown ) 25 786 - 0064A Idler Bracket NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part , numbered 700 - xxxx , is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 0662 . Oyster Gray : 0662 Powder Black : 0637 Red Metallic : 0650 19
MANUFACTURERâS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : c . Log splitter pumps , valves and cylinders have a sepa - The limited warranty set forth below is given by White Out - rate one year warranty . door Products Co . with respect to new merchandise pur - d . White Outdoor Co . does not extend any warranty for chased and used in the United States , its possessions and products sold or exported outside of the United States territories . of America , its possessions and territories , except those sold through White Outdoor Co . authorized White Outdoor Products Co . warrants this product against channels of export distribution . defects in material and workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on the date of original purchase and No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of will , at its option , repair or replace , free of charge , any part merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , found to be defective in material or workmanship . This lim - applies after the applicable period of express written ited warranty shall only apply if this product has been oper - warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other ated and maintained in accordance with the Operatorâs express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , Manual furnished with the product , and has not been sub - except as mentioned above , given by any person or ject to misuse , abuse , commercial use , neglect , accident , entity , including a dealer or retailer , with respect to any improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , product shall bind White Outdoor Co . During the water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster . period of the Warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair Damage resulting from the installation or use of any acces - or replacement of the product as set forth above . sory or attachment not approved by White Outdoor Prod - ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long an ucts Co . for use with the product ( s ) covered by this manual implied warranty lasts , so the above limitation may not will void your warranty as to any resulting damages . apply to you . ) Normal wear parts or components thereof are subject to The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the separate terms as follows : All normal wear part or compo - sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . nent failures will be covered on the product for a period of White Outdoor Co . shall not be liable for incidental or 90 days regardless of cause . After 90 days , but within the consequential loss or damages including , without limi - two year period , normal wear part failures will be covered tation , expenses incurred for substitute or replace - ONLY IF caused by defects in material or workmanship of ment lawn care services , for transportation or for OTHER component parts . Normal wear parts and compo - related expenses , or for rental expenses to temporarily nents include , but are not limited to , belts , blades , blade replace a warranted product . ( Some states do not allow adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential thrower skid shoes , shave plates and tires . Batteries are damages , so the above exclusion or limitation may not covered by a 90 - day limited replacement warranty . apply to you . ) HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration WHITE OUTDOOR DEALER . To locate the dealer in your of the safety features of the product shall void this War - area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or con - ranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or tact the Customer Dealer Referral Line of White Outdoor injury to you and your property and / or to others and their Co . by calling 1 - 330 - 225 - 8883 or writing to P.O . Box property arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . the product . This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases : This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than a . The engine or component parts thereof . These items the original purchaser , original lessee or the person for carry a separate manufacturerâs warranty . Please refer whom it was purchased as a gift . to the applicable manufacturerâs warranty on these items . How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited b . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such have other rights which vary from state to state . as brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure .