Honda F220 OWNER’S MANUAL Original instructions MANUEL DE L’UTILISATEUR Notice originale BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG Originalbetriebsanleitung MANUALE DELL'UTENTE Traduzione delle istruzioni originali...
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Disposal To protect the environment, do not dispose of this product, battery, engine oil, etc. carelessly by leaving them in the waste. Observe the local laws and regulations or consult your authorized Honda dealer for disposal.
To ensure safe operation– For your safety and the safety of others, pay special attention to these precautions: • Honda tiller is designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand the Owner’s Manual before operating the tiller.
• Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. • Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area where the tiller is refueled or where gasoline is stored. • Do not overfill the fuel tank, and make sure the fuel tank cap is closed securely after refueling.
To ensure safe operation– Operator responsibility • Read the owner’s manual carefully. Be familiar with the controls and their proper use of the tiller. • Use the tiller for the purpose it is intended that is, cultivating the soil. Any other use could be dangerous or damage the equipment, especially never use it to cultivate soil containing rocks, stones, wires and any other hard materials.
To ensure safe operation– Operator responsibility • Stop the engine in the following cases: – Whenever you leave the tiller unattended. – Before refueling • When stopping the engine, move the throttle lever to the LOW position, then turn the engine switch OFF. If the fuel valve is equipped on the tiller, be sure to turn the fuel valve OFF.
To ensure safe operation– Fire and burn hazard Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode. Use extreme care when handling gasoline. Keep gasoline out of reach of children. • Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of the fuel tank or add gasoline while the engine is running or when the engine is hot.
To ensure safe operation– Carbon monoxide poisoning hazard Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. Breathing exhaust can cause loss of consciousness and may lead to death. • If you run the engine in an area that is confined or even partially enclosed, the air you breathe could contain a dangerous amount of exhaust gas.
These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read the labels and safety notes and precautions described in this manual carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda dealer for a replacement. CUTTING DANGER...
CE mark and noise label locations NOISE LABEL CE MARK [Example: DET2 type] Name and address of manufacturer Name and address of authorized representative and importer Description code Year of manufacture Frame serial number Engine net power Machine mass (standard specification) Name and address of manufacturer, authorized representative and importer are written in the “EC Declaration of Conformity”...
3. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ENGINE SWITCH THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTER FUEL TANK CAP FRAME SERIAL NUMBER FRONT COVER AIR CLEANER ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP ENGINE OIL DRAIN BOLT TRANSMISSION OIL FILLER CAP FRONT WHEEL Record the frame serial number in the space below. You will need this number when ordering parts.
STARTER GRIP SPARK PLUG MUFFLER HANDLE GRIP CLUTCH LEVER CHOKE LEVER FUEL VALVE ROTOR DRAG BAR TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL CHECK BOLT...
• Start the engine. Check for abnormal sounds. (See pages 21 through 22 for starting procedure.) • Check that the engine stops securely by operating the engine switch. (See pages 28 and 30 for stopping procedure.) • If you notice any other abnormal symptoms, consult with your authorized Honda dealer promptly.
7.Engine oil level CAUTION: • Running the engine with insufficient oil can cause serious engine damage. • Be sure to check the tiller on a level surface with the engine stopped. Make sure the area around the oil filler cap is clean. 1.Remove the oil filler cap.
Recommended oil: Use SAE 0W-20 Honda 4-stroke oil or SAE 0W-20 4-stroke motor oil that meets the requirements for API service category SL or equivalent. Always check the API service label on the oil container to be sure it includes the letters SL or equivalent.
9.Air cleaner CAUTION: Never run the engine without the air cleaner. Rapid engine wear will result. Remove the air cleaner cover and check cleaner for dirt or obstruction of the element (see page 33). LATCH TABS HOOKS ELEMENT AIR CLEANER COVER...
10.Fuel Check the fuel level, and refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Use unleaded gasoline with a Research Octane Number of 91 or higher (a Pump Octane Number of 86 or higher). Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
Gasolines containing alcohol If you decide to use a gasoline containing alcohol (gasohol), be sure its octane rating is at least as high as that recommended by Honda. There are two types of ‘‘gasohol’’: one containing ethanol, and the other containing methanol.
11.Clutch lever operation Before the operation check, make sure that there are no foreign objects (such as sand, soil, twigs, etc.) caught around the clutch lever, lock lever and/or lock lever arm. Check that the lock lever and the clutch lever operate smoothly by pushing the lock lever, and squeezing the clutch lever.
12.Tools and Attachments To install a tool or attachment on the tiller, follow the instructions furnished with the tool or attachment. Ask your Honda dealer for advice if you encounter any problem or difficulty in installing a tool or attachment.
5. STARTING THE ENGINE CAUTION: Be sure the clutch is disengaged to prevent sudden uncontrolled movement when the engine starts. The clutch is engaged by pulling in the clutch lever and disengaged by releasing the lever. 1.Check that the drain knob is FUEL VALVE tightened securely.
4.Move the throttle control lever slightly to the left. HIGH THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER 5.Pull the starter grip lightly until resistance is felt, then return the starter grip once. Hold the handlebar with your left hand and pull the starter grip briskly in the direction of the arrow as shown.
Carburetor Modification for High Altitude Operation At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be too rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption will increase. A very rich mixture will also foul the spark plug and cause hard starting. Operation at an altitude that differs from that at which this engine was certified, for extended periods of time, may increase emissions.
6. TILLER OPERATION Adjusting the handle position The handle position should be adjusted to suit the stature of the operator and work condition. To adjust the handlebar height, loosen the handlebar height adjuster, select the appropriate holes and tighten it. HANDLEBAR HEIGHT ADJUSTER Clutch operation The clutch engages and disengages the power from the engine to the...
Handle angle adjustment (GET2 type) The handle can be adjusted at three different angles in either direction. To adjust, loosen the handle angle adjuster and turn the handle column to the required position. After adjustment, tighten the adjuster securely. HANDLE ANGLE ADJUSTER Normal operating angle Lower the handle slightly so the front of the machine is raised about 6~8°.
Front wheel After getting to the tilling site, move the front wheel to the raised position before tilling. Always stop the engine before lowering or raising the wheel. To raise or lower the wheel, pull out the wheel assembly, move the wheel, then release the wheel assembly.
Tilling depth adjustment Tilling depth can be adjusted by removing the retainer and sliding the drag bar up or down as necessary. DRAG BAR RETAINER CAUTION: • Do not use the tiller with a rotor whose diameter is in excess of 280 •...
If the engine must be run, make sure the area is well ventilated. CAUTION: Use only genuine Honda parts or their equivalent for maintenance or repair. Replacement parts which are not of equivalent quality may damage the tiller.
Changing the engine oil Make sure the area around the drain plug and the oil filler cap are clean. 1.Remove the oil filler cap and the drain bolt to drain. 2.After reinstalling the drain bolt, refill the crankcase with the recommended oil (see page 14).
Servicing the air cleaner A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operating the engine in extremely dusty areas. CAUTION: Never run the engine without the air cleaner. Rapid engine wear will result.
Spark plug service Recommended spark plug: CR4HSB (NGK) U14FSR-UB (DENSO) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. 1.Remove the spark plug cap. Use the spark plug wrench to remove the spark plug. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot.
Clutch lever cleaning If the lock lever and clutch lever do not operate smoothly, or the clutch engages by squeezing the clutch lever without pushing the lock lever, disassemble and clean the clutch lever. NOTE: Be aware of the spring and collar coming off when you disassemble the clutch lever.
4.Set the collar to the spring, and position them between the right side of the clutch lever and the handle bracket (see page 35). With the spring and collar set in this position, slide in the lever fulcrum pin. 5.Set the snap pin in the direction shown in the illustration (see page 35).
Throttle cable adjustment Measure the free play at the lever tip. Free play: 10–15 mm (0.4–0.6 in) If the free play is incorrect, loosen the lock nut and turn the adjusting nut in or out as required. After adjusting the free play, tighten the lock nut firmly. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER LOCK NUT...
Clutch cable adjustment SCREW BOLTS 1.Remove the two screw bolts from front cover, and remove the front cover. FRONT COVER 2.Set the handlebar height in the center position (see page 24). 3.Push and hold the lock lever. Measure the spring lengths when the clutch lever is operated to the DISENGAGED and ENGAGED positions.
9. TRANSPORTING/STORAGE Transporting If the tiller has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes before loading it on the transport vehicle. A hot engine and exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some material. To prevent fuel spillage, drain the fuel when transporting the tiller, turn the engine switch to the OFF position, and keep the tiller level (see page 40).
Storage Do not place the tiller with the handlebars on the ground. It will cause the oil entering the cylinder or the fuel spillage. Preparation for storage To prepare the tiller for extended storage (over 30 days), the following should be accomplished to ensure that the tiller will be ready for use when required.
10. TROUBLESHOOTING When the engine will not start: 1.Is there enough fuel? 2.Is the fuel valve on? 3.Is gasoline reaching the carburetor? To check, loosen the drain knob with the fuel valve on. Fuel should flow out freely. Retighten drain knob. Gasoline is flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
11. SPECIFICATIONS Model F220 K1 Description Code FAAJ Dimensions and weight Type DET2 GET2 Overall length 1,280 mm (50.4 in) Overall height 1,035 mm (40.7 in) Overall width 615 mm (24.2 in) Dry mass [weight] 30 kg (66 lbs) 31 kg (68 lbs)
SPECIFICATION MAINTENANCE Spark plug gap 0.6–0.7 mm Refer to page: 34 (0.02–0.03 in) Valve clearance IN: 0.06–0.10 mm See your authorized EX: 0.09–0.13 mm Honda dealer Other specification No other adjustments needed. NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.