Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Powered Ro tary Tillers TRAINING • Read the Manual care fully. Be thor oughly fa miliar with the controls and the proper use of the equip ment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasolina Capacity: 4 Quarts (2.8L) Unleaded Reg ular Oil (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (Above 40°F/4°C) (Capacity: 20 oz./0.6L) SAE 5W-30 (Below 40°F/4°C) Spark Plug : Champion (Gap: .030"/0.76mm) RC12YC CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tiller. It has been designed, en gineered and manu fac tured to give you the best pos sible de pendability and per form ance.
Your new tiller has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tiller all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier.
UNPACKING CARTON (See Fig. 2) CAUTION: Be careful of exposed staples when handling or disposing of cartoning material. IMPORTANT: WHEN UN PACK ING AND AS SEMBLING TILLER, BE CAREFUL NOT TO STRETCH OR KINK CABLES. • While holding handle assembly, cut cable ties se cur ing handle assembly to top frame and depth stake.
ATTACH CLUTCH CABLE (See Fig. 6) • Hook end of clutch cable through hole in control bar bracket. CONTROL BAR BRACKET CLUTCH CABLE CONTROL BAR BRACKET END OF CLUTCH CABLE FIG. 6 ASSEMBLY CONNECT SHIFT ROD (See Fig. 7) • Insert end of shift rod into hole of shift lever indicator.
KNOW YOUR TILLER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TILLER. Compare the illustrations with your tiller to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your Tiller or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
The operation of any tiller can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields before starting your tiller and while tilling. We recommend a wide vision safety mask for over spectacles or standard safety glasses. 00155 HOW TO USE YOUR TILLER Know how to operate all controls before adding fuel and...
DEPTH STAKE PIN “RELEASED” POSITION NUT “B” OUTER NUT “A” SIDE SHIELD FIG. 12 TURNING • Release the drive control bar. • Move throttle control to “SLOW” position. • Place shift lever indicator in “F” (forward) position. Tines will not turn. •...
ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of ﬁ ller neck. Do not overﬁ ll. Use fresh, clean, regular un leaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).
• Do not lean on handle. This takes weight off the wheels and reduces traction. To get through a really tough section of sod or hard ground, apply upward pressure on handle or lower the depth stake. FIG. 15 CULTIVATING Cultivating is destroying the weeds between rows to pre- vent them from robbing nourishment and moisture from the plants.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil Oil Pivot Points Inspect Spark Arrester / Muffler Inspect Air Screen Clean or Replace Air Cleaner Cartridge Clean Engine Cylinder Fins Replace Spark Plug RH Gear Case Grease Fitting (1oz.) 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures.
Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance (except car bu retor adjustment) to prevent accidental start ing of engine. Prevent ﬁ res! Keep the engine free of grass, leaves, spilled oil, or fuel. Re move fuel from tank before tipping unit for maintenance. Clean mufﬂ er area of all grass, dirt, and debris. Do not touch hot mufﬂ...
COOLING SYSTEM (See Fig. 22) Your engine is air cooled. For proper engine performance and long life keep your engine clean. • Clean air screen frequently using a stiff-bristled- brush. • Remove blower housing and clean as nec essary. • Keep cylinder ﬁ...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION: Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come into contact with plug. TILLER TO ADJUST HANDLE HEIGHT (See Fig. 23) Select handle height best suited for your tilling conditions. Handle height will be different when tiller digs into soil. •...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE GROUND DRIVE BELT (See Figs. 25 and 26) • Remove belt guard as described in “TO REMOVE BELT GUARD”. • Remove old belt by slipping off engine pulley ﬁ rst then remove from transmission pulley. •...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TINE REPLACEMENT (See Figs. 27, 28 and 29) CAUTION: Tines are sharp. Wear gloves or other protection when han- dling tines. A badly worn tine causes your tiller to work harder and dig more shallow. Most important, worn tines cannot chop and shred organic matter as effectively nor bury it as deeply as good tines.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE (See Fig. 30) The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move remote throttle control lever to “FAST”...
Immediately prepare your tiller for storage at the end of the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more. CAUTION: Never store the tiller with gasoline in the tank inside a build ing where fumes may reach an open ﬂ ame or spark.
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 3. Engine ﬂ ooded. 4. Dirty air cleaner. 5. Water in fuel. 6. Clogged fuel tank. 7. Loose spark plug wire. 8. Bad spark plug or improper gap. 9.