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Tilling; Maintenance - Craftsman 247.298770 Owner's Manual

5 h.p. chain drive rear tine tiller
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TILLING
TILLING HINTS
FIGURE 35.
1. Adjust
the depth
stake by pulling
the depth
stake
adjustment
pin.
Release
the
depth
stake.
See figure
35.
2. Lower the depth stake for shallow
tilling
and
raise the depth
stake for deeper tilling.
3o Select
gear on handle
panel
and tiller
will
propel itself.
A. For tilling
in sod, raise the depth stake so
the depth
bar is one to two inches above
the tines.
This setting
is used for breaking
up the
sod and shallow
cultivation.
For further
depth ratse the depth stake and make one
or two more passes over the area.
B. For tilling
loose
and sandy
soil,
further
depth In tilling
can be achieved by raising
the depth stake to its highest setting.
WARN
iNG,
e._,b.o4_..o
_
When tilling,
if a hard spot or rock is
encountered,
the tines may rift the
back of the tiller out of the ground
and start to walk across
the ground,
To correct this problem raise up on
the handles.
Soil conditions
are important
for proper tilling
The lines will
not readily
penetrate
dry, hard soil
This
may contribute
to excessive
bounce
and
difficult
handling
of the tiller
Hard soil should
be
moistened
prior to tilling,
Extremely
wet soil will
cause
soil
to bali up or
clump_
When tilling
in the Fall,
all vines and tong grass
should
be removed.
This will
prevent
vines trom
wrapping
around
the tine shaft which
slows tilling
operation.
The best method
will
be determined
by the soil
condition°
In some
soils,
the desired
depth
is
obtained
the first
time over the garden.
In other
soils,
the desired
depth is obtained
by going over
the garden two or three times.
In the latter
case,
the depth
stake
should
be raised
before
each
succeeding
pass over
the garden,
and
passes
should be made across the length and width of the
garden
alternately.
Rocks
which
are turned
up
should be removed from the garden area°
Handle Pressure:
Further
control
of tilling depth
and travel speed
can be obtained by variation of
pressure on the handles.
When using
the depth stake a downward
pressure
on the handles
will
increase
the working
depth
and
reduce
the
forward
speed.
An
upward
pressure
on the handles
will reduce
the working
depth and increase the forward
speed. The type of
soil and working
conditions
will determine
the
actual setting
of the depth stake.
MAINTENANCE
BELT REPLACEMENT:
_CAUTION
Do not use an off-the-shelf
belt,
If belt replacement
is rc-quired,
order belt or belts
by part number from your
nearest
Sears Service
Center.
Part No. 75443224
Part No. 75443221
518" x 26" Short Belt
5!8"
x 52" Long Belt
Your tiller has been engineered
with the above
belts
and
should
not
be
replaced
with
an
off-the-shelf
belt.
The above belts
are made of
special material
(Kevtar Tensile) for longer life and
better Derformanceo
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