Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty ’ peratOr anual Rear Tine Tiller — Model Series 410 WARNING READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
To The Owner Thank You Thank you for purchasing a Garden Tiller manufactured by MTD LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when properly operated and maintained. Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment. It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and maintain your machine.
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.
Stop the machine if anyone enters the area. Be careful when tilling in hard ground. The tines may catch in the ground and propel the tiller forward. If this occurs, let go of the handle bars and do not restrain the machine.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil, etc. to protect the environment. Notice Regarding Emissions Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment) are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and may include the following emission control systems: Engine Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air...
One Depth Stake Assembly Unpacking Instructions NOTE: References to the right or left side of the tiller are determined from behind the machine in the operating position. Remove the staples, break the glue on the top flaps, or cut the tape at the end of the carton and peel it along the top flap to open.
Lift up the handle assembly and align the bottom holes in the handle assembly with the holes in the pivot bracket. Insert the shoulder bolt from the left side of the tiller through the pivot bracket and the retainer bracket on the right hand side of the tiller.
Clutch Cable in NEUTRAL, start the engine. Refer to the Operation Section for starting instructions. NOTE: Keep hands out of the belt area while the tiller is operating. Standing on the right side of the tiller, visually examine the belt (inside the belt cover). It should not be turning.
Set-Up Tires The tires on your tiller may be over-inflated for shipping purposes. Reduce the tire pressure before operating. The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 14 p.s.i. on 14 inch tires. Check the sidewall of tire for tire manufacturer’s recommended pressure.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve (If equipped) Make sure the valve is in the ON (horizontal) position when starting the engine. Any time the tiller is not in operation (i.e., storing, performing maintenance or adjustment), make sure the valve is in the OFF (vertical) position.
(2) seconds between each push. NOTE: A warm engine may not require choking or priming. Stand at side of tiller. Grasp the starter handle and pull out slowly, until it pulls slightly harder. Let the rope recoil slowly.
Raise the side shields to the highest position. To transport the tiller, lower the depth stake by using the top adjustment hole. Operating the Tiller Select the depth stake setting.
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset every 25 hours of engine operation. Spark plug replacement is recommended at the start of each tiller season; check the Engine Operator’s Manual for the correct plug type and gap specification.
Off-Season Storage If the tiller will not be used for a period longer than 30 days, the following steps should be taken to prepare the tiller for storage. • Clean the exterior of the engine and the entire tiller thoroughly. Lubricate the tiller as described in the lubrication instructions.
Figure -1 Disconnect and ground the spark plug wire against the engine. Remove the belt cover from the left side of the tiller by removing the two torx head screws from the top of the belt cover. Remove the two hex cap nuts and flat washers from the front side of the belt cover.
Not shifting properly. Control cable not adjusted properly. Belt worn and/or stretched. Improper rotation. Clevis pin missing. Tiller is not being shifted properly. Control cable not adjusted properly. Belt worn and/or stretched. Remedy Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Move throttle lever to start position.
Replacement Parts Component (800) 800-7310 or (330) 220-4683 Phone serial number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at Part Number and Description 754-0434 742-0547 742-0545 742-0456 742-0545 746-0916 634-04233 714-0419B 711-0415 714-0147 711-0415 BS-491588 759-3336 to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and www.mtdproducts.com V-Belt, 1⁄2 x 51.17 Outer Tine (LH)
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MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/ or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, “MTD”).