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Operatorâs Manual Rear Tine Tiller Model RB650 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 - 10193D.fm PRINTED IN U.S.A . FORM NO . ( 10 / 2000 )
TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 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 . 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 this machine . Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury . When you see this symbol - heed its warning . WARNING : Engine Exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . : This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this DANGER 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 . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is TRAINING spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the Wash your skin and change clothes immediately . machine and in the manual ( s ) before attempting to a . Use only an approved gasoline container . assemble and operate . Keep this manual in a safe b . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and place for future and regular reference and for other sources of ignition . ordering replacement parts . c . Never fuel machine indoors . 2 . Be familiar with all controls and their proper d . Never remove gas cap or add while the operation . Know how to stop the machine and engine is hot or running . disengage them quickly . e . Allow engine to cool at least two minutes 3 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate before refueling . this machine . Children 14 years old and over f . Never over fill fuel tank . Fill tank to no more should read and understand the operation than 1 / 2 inch below bottom of filler neck to instructions and safety rules in this manual and provide space for fuel expansion . should be trained and supervised by a parent . g . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . 4 . Never allow adults to operate this machine without h . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine proper instruction . and equipment . Move machine to another 5 . Keep bystanders , helpers , pets , and children at area . Wait 5 minutes before starting the least 75 feet from the machine while it is in engine . operation . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . i . Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame , spark , PREPARATION or pilot light ( e.g . furnace , water heater , space heater , clothes dryer , etc . ) 1 . Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment j . To reduce a fire hazard , keep machine free is to be used . Remove all stones , sticks , wire , and of grass , leaves , or other debris build - up . other foreign objects which could be tripped over Clean up oil fuel spillage and remove any fuel and cause personal injury . soaked debris . 2 . Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - k . Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes fitting slacks and shirts . Loose fitting clothes or before storing . jewelry can be caught in movable parts . Never operate this machine in bare feet or sandals . 3 . Disengage clutch levers and shift ( if provided ) into OPERATION neutral ( N ) before starting the engine . 1 . Do not put hands and feet near rotating parts . 4 . Never leave this machine unattended with the Contact with the rotating parts can amputate engine running . fingers , hands , and feet . 5 . Never attempt to make any adjustments while 2 . Do not operate machine while under the influence engine is running , except where specifically of alcohol or drugs . recommended in the operatorâs manual . 3 . Never operate this machine without good visibility 6 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use or light . Always be sure of your footing and keep a extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is firm hold on the handles . extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . 3
4 . Keep bystanders , helpers , pets , and children at Inspect thoroughly for damage . Repair any damage least 75 feet from the machine while it is in before starting and operating . operation . Stop the machine if anyone enters the 18 . Keep all shields , guards and safety devices in place area . and operating properly . 5 . Be careful when tilling in hard ground . The tines 19 . Never pick up or carry machine while the engine is may catch in the ground and propel the tiller running . forward . If this occurs , let go of the handlebars and 20 . Use only attachments and accessories approved do not restrain the machine . by the manufacturer . Failure to do so , can result in 6 . Exercise extreme caution when operating on or personal injury . crossing gravel surfaces . Stay alert for hidden 21 . If situations occur which are not covered in this hazards or traffic . Do not carry passengers . manual , use care and good judgment . Contact your 7 . Never operate the machine at high transport dealer or telephone 1 - 800 - 949 - 4483 for assistance speeds on hard or slippery surfaces . and the name of your nearest servicing dealer . 8 . Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling . 9 . Look down , behind , and use care when in reverse Maintenance And Storage or pulling machine towards you . 1 . Never tamper with safety devices . Check their 10 . Start the engine according to the instructions found proper operation regularly . in this manual and keep feet well away from the 2 . Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at tines at all times . frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe 11 . After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , working condition . Also , visually inspect machine disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against for any damage . the engine . Thoroughly inspect the machine for any 3 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , stop the damage . Repair the damage before starting and engine and make certain the tines and all moving operating . parts have stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire 12 . Disengage all clutch levers and stop engine before and ground it against the engine to prevent you leave the operating position ( behind the unintended starting . handles ) . Wait until the tines come to a complete 4 . Do not change the engine governor settings or stop before unclogging the tines , making any over - speed the engine . The governor controls the adjustments , or inspections . maximum safe operating speed of the engine . 13 . Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly 5 . Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels , as ventilated area . Engine exhaust contains carbon necessary . monoxide , an odorless and deadly gas . 6 . Follow this manual for safe loading , unloading , 14 . Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a transporting , and storage of this machine . burn . Do not touch . 7 . Never store the machine or fuel container inside 15 . Use caution when tilling near fences , buildings and where there is an open flame , spark or pilot light underground utilities . Rotating tines can cause such as a water heater , furnace , clothes dryer etc . property damage or personal injury . 8 . Always refer to the operatorâs manual for proper 16 . Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to instructions on off - season storage . till soil to deep at to fast of a rate . 9 . If the fuel tank has to be drained , do this outdoors . 17 . If the machine should start making an unusual 10 . Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for noise or vibration , stop the engine , disconnect the gas , oil , etc . to protect the environment . spark plug wire and ground it against the engine . 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 . NOTE : Not all safety labels shown may apply to your tillers . 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 â¢ Insert clevis pin through the tine shield and the or OIL . After assembly , see separate engine manual for second hole from top of the depth stake . Secure proper fuel and engine oil recommendations . with hairpin clip . â¢ Insert hex bolt into the top hole of the depth stake NOTE : Left and right is determined from the assembly . Place flat washer on hex bolt and thread operatorâs position , standing behind the tiller . â T â knob onto the hex bolt . See Figure 1 . Tighten securely . Tools Required For Assembly â¢ Tip the tiller back down so it rests on the depth stake ( transport position ) . â¢ Adjustable Wrenches â¢ Pair of Pliers â¢ Screw Driver Attaching The Handle Assembly Unpacking â¢ Remove staples , break glue on top flaps , or cut Remove tape at carton end and peel along top flap to open carton . Handle â¢ Remove loose parts included with unit ( i.e . , Assây operatorâs manual , etc . ) . â¢ Cut corners and lay carton down flat . â¢ Remove packing material . Handle Bracket â¢ Roll or slide unit out of carton . Check carton thoroughly for loose parts . â¢ Extend control cable and lay on the floor . Be careful not to bend or kink control cable . T - Knob Hex Bolt Figure 2 T - Knob â¢ Remove top two bolts and flange lock nuts from Hex Bolt handle mounting brackets as shown in Figure 2 . Do Washer Depth not remove the bottom bolt and nut . Clevis Pin Stake Washer â¢ Place handle assembly in position between the Hairpin Clip handle mounting brackets . See Figure 2 . â¢ Line up holes in handle with holes in handle mounting brackets . Secure with hardware removed in step 1 . Slot Head Screw , Nut , Flat Washers Internally Threaded Tube Depth Stake Figure 1 Attaching Depth Stake Assembly â¢ Tip the tiller forward so it rests on front counterweight . Plastic Fitting â¢ Raise the tine shield hinge flap assembly . Remove " 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 Figure 3 shield assembly as shown in Figure 1 . 6
â¢ Insert the longer end of the control rod through the Attaching The Clutch Cable hole in the gear selector handle and secure with Attach the clutch cable to the handle as follows ( be hairpin clip.See Figure 6 . careful not to kink the cable ) . . â¢ Remove threaded eyebolt and nut from the end of Control Rod the cable . â¢ Route the clutch cable to the right side of the Rubber handle mounting brackets and underneath the Washer handle . Idler â¢ Push the cable through the hole in the center of the Pulley Indicator Bracket handle and snap in the plastic fitting . See Figure 3 . Rod Hairpin â¢ Remove slot head screw , nut and two flat washers Clip from the clutch bail . â¢ Fasten the threaded eyebolt onto bail as shown in Figure 4 . The parts go together from top to bottom as follows : Slot Head Screw , Flat Washer , Clip , Figure 5 Eyebolt , Flat Washer and 1 / 4 â Nut . â¢ Thread eyebolt and # 10 nut , removed in step 1 , into Checking The Clutch Adjustment the internally threaded tube at the end of the cable . Thread engagement should be about 3 / 4 â . Tighten IMPORTANT : Service the engine with oil and gasoline nut against tube at end of cable . See Figure 4 . before checking this adjustment . Refer to the separate engine manual packed with your tiller for proper fuel Slot Head Screw Clutch and engine oil recommendations . Bail Flat Washers 1 / 4 â Position the tiller so the front counterweight is against a Threaded Nut solid object , such as a wall . With the gear selection Eyebolt lever in NEUTRAL , start the engine . Refer to the # 10 separate engine manual . 3 / 4 â Nut Standing on the right side of the tiller , examine the belt Internally ( inside the belt cover ) . It should not be turning . Threaded Tube NOTE : Do not put fingers under the belt cover . 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 4 Now move the shift lever to FORWARD ( Wheels NOTE : Do not overtighten clutch cable . Too much Forward ) position . Carefully engage the clutch by lifting tension may cause it to break . the clutch control bail against the handle . The wheels should spin . WARNING : Be certain to check the clutch If the wheels do not spin with the unit in forward , cable adjustment as instructed on this page adjust by unthreading the tube at the end of the cable a before operating the tiller . few turns counter - clockwise , ( when standing in Secure clutch cable to handle using cable tie . Refer to operatorâs position ) , and then retighten the nut against Figure 6 . Cut off excess end of cable tie . the tube . Recheck both adjustments , and readjust as necessary . Attaching The Control Rod NOTE : A secondary cable adjustment is available if â¢ Make sure the handle assembly is in the highest you reach the point that additional adjustment is position . needed . Remove the belt cover and move the hex nuts â¢ Remove hairpin clips from control rod , ( rubber at the other end of the cable towards the end of the washers to remain on control rod ) . casing . Then readjust the hex nuts at the handle . 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 5 . 7
WARNING : Maximum tire pressure under Tire Pressure any circumstances is 30 p.s.i . Equal tire The tires on your unit may be over - inflated for shipping pressure should be maintained on both tires . purposes . Reduce the tire pressure before operating the unit . Recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 20 p.s.i . ( check sidewall of tire for tire manufacturerâs recommended pressure ) . SECTION 4 : KNOW YOUR TILLER NEUTRAL â Transmission is in neutral . Clutch REVERSE â Reverse wheel drive . Control Gear FORWARD Modes : Bail Selection Wheels Forward â Forward wheel drive only . Handle Tines Reverse â Forward wheel drive and reverse tine drive . Height Tines Forward â Forward wheel and tine drive . Adjustment Lever WARNING : Make certain unit is in NEUTRAL when starting the engine . Clutch Cable Control Rod NOTE : If difficulty is encountered in moving the gear selection handle , move the tiller forward or backward Cable Tie slightly to allow the gears to synchronize . Clutch Control Bail Figure 6 The clutch control bail is located below the handle . See Figure 6 . Lifting the clutch control bail against the Throttle Control handle engages the wheel and tine drive mechanisms . The throttle control lever is located on the engine . It controls the engine speed and stops the engine . See NOTE : Never engage clutch lever while shifting . Engine manual for further information . Depth Stake Choke Lever The depth bar controls the tilling depth . Refer to The choke lever is located to the left of the throttle . It is SECTION 5 : OPERATING YOUR TILLER on page 9 . used to enrich the fuel mixture in the carburetor when starting a cold engine . See Engine manual for further Handle Adjustment information . The handle may be adjusted to be raised or lowered in line with the tiller . To adjust the handle position loosen Gear Selection Handle the handle height adjustment lever a few turns . Pivot The gear selection handle is located in the center of the handle up or down to desired position . Tighten lever . handle on the tiller . It is used to select NEUTRAL , REVERSE , or one of the FORWARD 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 6 . 8
SECTION 5 : OPERATING YOUR TILLER NOTE : Engine is shipped without oil . NOTE : After the first ten hours of operation , recheck the clutch adjustment . Refer to â Checking the Clutch WARNING : Use the reverse tine drive Adjustment â section of the Assembly Instructions . when tilling virgin ground , sod or hard soil . WARNING : When operating the tiller for Use the forward tine drive when cultivating or the first time , use the depth stake setting that tilling soft ground . gives 1 inch of tilling depth ( second hole from the top ) . See Figure 7 . Before Starting Tilling depth is controlled by the depth stake which can â¢ Service engine with oil as instructed in the be adjusted to five different settings . See Figure 7 . separate engine manual packed with your unit . Adjust the side shields as shown in Figure 8 , as you â¢ Fill fuel tank with clean , fresh , lead - free , low - lead or adjust the depth stake . Be certain spark plug wire is regular grade leaded gasoline . disconnected and grounded against the engine . To Start Engine â¢ When using the tiller for the first time , use the second adjustment hole from the top ( 1 " of tilling WARNING : Be sure no one is standing in depth ) . See Figure 7 . front of the tiller while the engine is running or â¢ When breaking up sod and for shallow cultivation , being started . use the setting which gives 1 " of tilling depth ( second hole from the top ) . Place the side shields in â¢ Place the throttle control lever in the FAST ( rabbit ) their lowest position . For further depth , raise the position . depth stake and side shields and make one or two â¢ Move choke lever to CHOKE position . more passes over the area . â¢ When tilling loose soil , depth stake may be raised NOTE : A warm engine may not require choking . to its highest position ( use bottom adjustment hole ) â¢ Stand at side of tiller . Grasp the starter handle with to give the deepest tilling depth . Raise the side your right hand and pull out slowly , until it pulls shields to their highest position . slightly harder . Place your left hand on the lower portion of the upper handle . â¢ Pull starter handle rapidly . Do not allow handle to snap back . Allow it to rewind slowly while keeping a Transport firm hold on the starter handle . Position Use This â¢ Repeat steps 3 and 4 until engine starts . Position â¢ As engine warms up and begins to operate evenly , First Time move choke lever gradually to RUN position . If engine falters , return to choke position , then slowly Clevis move to RUN position . Pin â¢ Refer to engine manual for additional engine information . NOTE : After starting engine and prior to using the Hairpin tiller , be certain to check the clutch adjustment as Clip described in â Checking the Clutch Adjustment â section of Assembly Instructions . Figure 7 â¢ To transport tiller , lower the depth stake ( use top To Stop Engine adjustment hole ) . â¢ Move throttle control to the STOP position . â¢ To adjust the depth stake , remove the clevis pin â¢ Disconnect spark plug wire and ground to prevent and hairpin clip . See Figure 7 . Move the depth accidentally starting while equipment is stake to the desired setting . unattended . â¢ To adjust the side shields , remove the front wing nut and loosen the rear wing nut . See Figure 8 . 9
Place side shield in position desired . Replace wing WARNING : Do not move the gear nuts and tighten securely . selection handle with the wheels or tines engaged . Make certain the unit is stopped completely before changing the gear Side Use This selection . Shields Hole for â¢ Squeeze the clutch control bail against the handle Lowest ( Shallowest ) to engage the wheels and tines . Position NOTE : Make certain the gear selection indicator is correctly positioned before engaging the clutch handle . If it is between gears , the engine will stall . Rear Front To transport tiller , do not engage the tines . Select the Wing Nut Wing Nut wheel drive only . Use This Hole for Highest ( Deepest ) WARNING : Do not push down on the Position handles so that the wheels are lifted off the Figure 8 ground while using the reverse tine drive , or the tiller could move backward and cause personal injury . To Operate The Tiller : â¢ Select the depth stake setting . For best results , it is recommended the garden be tilled â¢ Start engine as instructed on page 9 . twice ( lengthwise , then widthwise ) to pulverize the soil . â¢ Move gear selection handle to one of the forward modes or reverse . Use the reverse tine drive when tilling virgin ground , sod or hard soil . Use the forward tine drive when cultivating or tilling soft ground . 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 . SECTION 6 : MAKING ADJUSTMENTS â¢ Remove the belt cover as described in the belt Handle Adjustment replacement section on page 12 . The handle height may be adjusted . Refer to the Know â¢ Remove the hairpin clip and spring washer from the Your Tiller section for details of handle adjustment . idler pulley rod . See Figure 10 . â¢ Move the idler pulley rod to the lower hole in the Belt Tension Adjustment idler bracket . See Figure 10 . â¢ Replace the spring washer and hairpin clip . Periodic adjustment of the belt tension may be required â¢ Check clearance of the idler pulley rod to the due to normal stretch and wear on the belt . Adjustment indicator bracket by shifting to each forward mode , is needed if the tines or wheels seem to hesitate while as before . turning , but the engine maintains the same speed . To adjust the tension on the belt , refer to clutch Carburetor Adjustment adjustment information in â Checking the Clutch Adjustment â section of the Assembly Instructions . After WARNING : If any adjustments are made belt tension has been adjusted , if the belt is excessively to the engine while the engine is running , stretched , you may need to adjust the idler pulley rod . ( e.g . carburetor ) , disengage all clutches and This can easily be checked . With the engine off and the tines . Keep clear of all moving parts . Be clutch control bail disengaged , shift the gear selection careful of heated surfaces and muffler . handle to each forward mode . If the indicator bracket touches the idler pulley rod , ( with the clutch control bail Never make unnecessary adjustments . The factory disengaged ) , then an adjustment is necessary . settings are correct for most applications . If â¢ Disconnect and ground out spark plug wire against adjustments are needed , refer to the separate engine the engine . manual packed with your tiller . 10
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 WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug Cleaning The Tine Area wire and ground it against the engine before Clean the underside of the tine shield after each use . performing any repairs or maintenance . The dirt washes off the tines easier if washed off immediately instead of after it dries . Engine We do not recommend the use of pressure washers to Refer to the separate engine manual for engine clean your unit . They may cause damage to electric maintenance instructions . components , spindles , pulleys , bearings , or the engine . The use of pressure washers will result in shortened life Maintain engine oil as instructed in the separate and reduce serviceability . engine manual packed with your unit . Read and follow instructions carefully . Belt Replacement Your engine is equipped with a oil drain pipe and cap located on the bottom right side of the engine which will WARNING : Do not use an off - the - shelf help in draining the oil from the engine . Always drain oil belt . when it is warm . To drain oil , remove cap and drain oil into a suitable container . Dispose of oil properly . Service air cleaner every ten hours under normal Your tiller has been engineered with a belt made of conditions . Clean every hour under extremely dusty special material ( Kevlar Tensile ) for longer life and conditions . Poor engine performance and flooding better performance . It should not be replaced with an usually indicates that the air cleaner should be off - the - shelf belt . serviced . To service the air cleaner , refer to the If belt replacement is required , order belt by part separate engine manual packed with your unit . number from your nearest authorized dealer . IMPORTANT : Never run your engine without air cleaner Part No . 754 - 0434 â â â V â â Belt completely assembled . â¢ Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire against The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset the engine . every 25 hours of engine operation . Spark plug â¢ Remove the belt cover from the left side of the tiller replacement is recommended at the start of each tiller as follows : See Figure 9 . Remove two torx screws season ; check engine manual for correct plug type and from the top of belt cover . gap specification . â¢ Remove the hex cap nut and flat washer from the Clean the engine regularly with a cloth or brush . Keep side of the belt cover . Remove the self tap screw at the cooling system ( blower housing area ) clean to the bottom of the front of the cover . permit proper air circulation which is essential to engine â¢ Remove the belt keeper bracket located behind the performance and life . Be certain to remove all dirt and engine pulley by removing two hex bolts and lock combustible debris from muffler area . washers . See Figure 10 . â¢ Remove belt . Reassemble new belt , following instructions in reverse order . 11
Idler Torx Screws Belt Cover Pulley Rod Hex Cap Nut Flat Washer Engine Idler Self Tap Belt Keeper Pulley Brkt . Screw Brkt . Figure 9 Figure 10 Upon reassembly , make certain the belt is routed over Tires the idler pulley and inside of belt keepers by engine pulley . See Figure 10 . 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 . 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 . 12
SECTION 10 : TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE Trouble Possible Cause ( s ) Corrective Action Engine fails to Fuel tank empty , or stale fuel . Fill tank with clean , fresh gasoline . Fuel will not last over start thirty days unless a fuel stabilizer is used . 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 . 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 . 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 . Refer to Controls section of operatorâs 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 operatorâs 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
SECTION 11 : PARTS LIST FOR MODEL RB650 14
Model RB650 REF . REF . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 611 - 0020 Wheel Shaft Assây : 33T 721 - 0378 Seal 1.0 Shaft 1 . 28 . 611 - 0021 Tine Shaft Assây : 18T 721 - 0379 Seal . 75 Shaft 2 . 29 . 611 - 0128 Jack Shaft Assây 726 - 0277 Taper Cap Ring 3 . 31 . 611 - 0129 Input Shaft Assây 732 - 0496 Compression Spring . 50 " Lg . 4 . 32 . 617 - 0058 Rev . Idler Gear Assây : 30T 736 - 0163 Thrust Wash . 1.03 " I.D . x 1.62 " 5 . 33 . 617 - 0059 Ftine Idler Gear Assây : 30T 736 - 0351 Fl - Wash . 76 " I.D . x 1.5 " O.D . 6 . 34 . 617 - 0060 Tine Input Sprocket Assây : 9T 736 - 0407 Bell - Wash . 45 " I.D . x 1.0 " 7 . 35 . 617 - 0061 Wheel Input Sprocket Assây : 736 - 0518 Thrust Wash . . 445 x 1.92 x . 060 8 . 36 . 617 - 0062 Gear Assây : 11T 736 - 3088 Fl - Wash . . 635 " I.D . x 1.59 O.D . 9 . 37 . 686 - 0108 R.H . Housing Assây 738 - 0645 Detent Shaft 1 / 2 " Dia . 10 . 40 . 710 - 0376 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 " Lg . 738 - 0648 Jack Shaft . 625 x 2.385 11 . 41 . 710 - 0599 Hex S - Tap Scr . 1 / 4 - 20 x . 5 " 738 - 1013 Jack Shaft . 625 x 5.0 12 . 42 . 710 - 0604 Hex S - Tap Scr . 5 / 16 - 18 x . 625 " 741 - 0124 Ball Bearing 13 . 43 . 710 - 3008 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 " 741 - 0420 Flange Bearing 1.0 x 2.5 x 1.38 14 . 44 . 711 - 1349 Input Shaft 741 - 0421 Flange Bearing . 75 x 2.5 x 1.38 15 . 45 . 712 - 0378 Hex Nut 7 / 16 - 20 741 - 0563 Ball Bearing . 6692 x 5745 x 16 . 46 . 712 - 3004A Flange Nut 5 / 16 - 18 741 - 0862 Detent Ball . 250 17 . 47 . 713 - 0367 # 420 Chain 1 / 2 Pitch x 50 Links 750 - 0258 Spacer . 315 18 . 48 . 713 - 0484 # 50 Chain 5 / 8 Pitch x 54 Links 750 - 0570 Spacer 1.0 I.D x 2.0 O.D . x . 440 19 . 49 . 716 - 0865 Snap Ring 750 - 0664 Spacer . 505 I.D . x . 88 O.D . x 20 . 50 . 717 - 0853 Shifting Fork 750 - 0671 Spacer . 75 x 2.0 x . 50 21 . 51 . 717 - 1582 Spur Gear 44T 786 - 0171 L.H . Chain Case Assây 22 . 52 . 717 - 1583 Spur Gear 30T 786 - 0238 Gear Positioner Bracket 23 . 53 . 717 - 1584 Spur Gear 30T 737 - 0300 Benelene 920 Grease 24 . â¢ 717 - 1585 Spur Gear 44T 737 - 0288 Never Seez Grease 25 . â¢ 717 - 1587 Spur Gear 44T 686 - 0107 Gear Case Assembly Complete 26 . â¢ 717 - 1594 Spur Gear 16T 27 . 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 . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION PART NO . DESCRIPTION 747 - 1152 Shift Rod 750 - 0885 Spacer . 435 O.D . x . 322 I.D . 1 . 34 . 649 - 0041 Upper Handle Assây 786 - 0090 Shoulder 2 . 35 . 649 - 0034 Lower Handle Assây 786 - 0113 Tine Shield Hinge Flap 3 . 36 . 710 - 3005 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 786 - 0176 R.H . Handle Brkt . 4 . 37 . 710 - 3056 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3.25 786 - 0177 L.H . Handle Brkt . 5 . 38 . 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin 3 / 8 - 1.62 786 - 0178 Tine Shield 6 . 39 . 712 - 0379 Flange Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 24 786 - 0179 Tine Shield Brkt . 7 . 40 . 712 - 0429 Hex Lock Nut 5 / 16 - 18 786 - 0180 Shoulder Spacer Brkt . 8 . 41 . 714 - 0147 Cotter Pin 686 - 0109 Shift Crank Assây 9 . 42 . 720 - 0313 Grip 710 - 1017 Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x . 625 10 . 44 . 720 - 0210A T - Knob 715 - 0120 Spirol Pin 3 / 16 x 1.00 11 . 46 . 720 - 0278A Foam Grip 784 - 0208C Shift Cover 12 . 49 . 726 - 0317 Cable Tie 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin 14 . 50 . 735 - 0246 Plug 712 - 3054 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 24 Thd . 15 . 51 . 736 - 0117 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x . 620 x . 033 742 - 0305 13 " Dia . Articulating Tine 16 . 53 . 736 - 0242 Bell Wash . . 340 I.D . x . 872 O.D . 738 - 0689 Shld . Bolt 1 / 2 " DIa . x . 175 17 . 54 . 738 - 0958 Shoulder Spacer 736 - 0208 Fl - Wash . . 51 " I.D . x 1.50 " 18 . 55 . 784 - 0190 Handle Adjustment Crank 736 - 0253 Bell - Wash . . 515 " I.D . x 1.14 " 19 . 56 . 784 - 0191 Hex Nut Ret . Bracket 738 - 0688 Shld . Bolt 1 / 2 " Dia x . 320 20 . 57 . 784 - 0160 Tine Adapter Assây 18 " 58 . 786 - 0120 Depth Stake 21 . 714 - 0149B Internal Cotter Pin 59 . 747 - 1219 Bail Clutch 22 . 735 - 0127 Rubber Washer 60 . 786 - 0181 Shift Lever Rod 23 . 714 - 0104 Cotter Pin 61 . 686 - 0044A Tine Shield Cover Assây 24 . 710 - 3022 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 2.75 " Lg . 62 . 710 - 0176 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 2.75 25 . 736 - 0204 Flat Washer 63 . 710 - 3008 Hex Cap Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 750 26 . 712 - 0431 Flange Nut . 344 I.D . x . 62 O.D . 64 . 710 - 3097 Carriage Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 27 . 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 65 . 712 - 0421 Wing Nut 28 . 712 - 0798 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 66 . 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 29 . 710 - 0946 Truss Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 65 67 . 712 - 3004A Flange Nut 5 / 16 - 18 30 . 712 - 0324 Hex Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 Gr . 8 68 . 726 - 0106 Cap Nut 31 . 726 - 0273 Battery Hose Clamp 5 / 16 69 . 738 - 0849 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 " Lg . 32 . 736 - 3090 Flat Washer . 260 x . 720 x . 060 70 . 747 - 0432 Rod 33 . 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 686 - 0111 Belt Cover Brkt . Assây 786 - 0186 Belt Keeper Brkt . 1 . 26 . 710 - 0237 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 24 x . 62 " Lg . 786 - 0187 Shift Cover Brkt . 2 . 27 . 710 - 0412 Hex Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 x . 75 " Lg . 786 - 0193 Idler Belt Keeper 3 . 28 . 710 - 0502A Hex Wash.TT - Sems Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 634 - 0106 RH Wheel Assây Comp . 16.0 x 4.0 4 . 29 . 1.250 " Lg . 634 - 0107 LH Wheel Assây Comp . 16.0 x 4.0 710 - 0591 Hex Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.00 5 . 734 - 0808 Tire Only 16.0 x 4.0 710 - 0599 Hex Wash . Hd . S - Tap Scr . 6 . 634 - 0108 Wheel Rim Assây Comp . 30 . 710 - 0723 Hex Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.25 7 . 734 - 0255 Air Valve 31 . 712 - 0266 Ctr . Lock Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 8 . 711 - 1017 Clevis Pin 32 . 712 - 0267 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 9 . 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 33 . 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 10 . 710 - 0382 Hex Bolt 1 / 2 - 13 x 5.00 " Lg . 34 . 736 - 0104 Hairpin Clip 11 . 712 - 0206 Hex Nut 1 / 2 - 13 Thd . 35 . 736 - 0119 L - Wash . 5 / 16 " I.D . 12 . 723 - 0381 Counterweight 36 . 736 - 0176 Fl - Wash . 1 / 4 I.D . x . 93 O.D . 13 . 736 - 0326 Fl - Wash . . 510 " I.D . x 1.0 " O.D . 37 . 736 - 0271 Spring - Wash . . 317 x . 625 O.D . x . 099 14 . 736 - 0921 L - Wash . 1 / 2 " Lg . 38 . 736 - 0329 L - Wash . 1 / 4 " I.D . 15 . 710 - 0653 Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 375 " Lg . 39 . 736 - 0452 Bell - Wash . . 396 x 1.140 x . 095 16 . 710 - 1017 Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x . 625 " Lg . 40 . 738 - 0876 Shld . Nut 7 / 16 - 20 17 . 712 - 0392 Acorn Lock Nut 41 . 746 - 1117 Clutch Cable w / eyebolt 18 . 736 - 0463 Fl - Washer 1 / 4 x . 620 " Lg . 42 . 747 - 1159 Idler Pulley Rod 19 . 784 - 0158A Belt Cover 43 . 754 - 0434 Belt : 4L x 58.16 Lg . 20 . 710 - 0805 Hex Bolt 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.50 " Lg . 44 . 756 - 0405 Fl - Idler w / Flange 3.75 " O.D . 21 . 736 - 0242 Bell - Wash . . 340 I.D . x . 872 O.D . 45 . 756 - 0971 Outer Engine Pulley Half 22 . 712 - 3010 Nut:Hex 5 / 16 - 18 46 . 756 - 0972 Inner Engine Pulley Half 23 . 737 - 0298 Oil Drain Tube ( Not Shown ) â¢ 756 - 1162 Input Pulley 24 . 737 - 0132 End Cap ( Not Shown ) â¢ 786 - 0064A Idler Bracket 25 . 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 .