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Husqvarna DRT70 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 DRT70 Owner's Manual...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Powered Ro ta ry Tillers TRAINING • Read the Manual care ful ly. Be thor ough ly fa mil iar with the controls and the proper use of the equip ment. Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls quickly.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasolina Capacity: 4 Quarts (2.8L) Unleaded Reg u lar 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 gi neered and manu fac tured to give you the best pos sible de penda bil ity and per form ance.
  • Page 4: Assembly

    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.
  • Page 5 UNPACKING CARTON (See Fig. 2) CAUTION: Be careful of exposed sta ples when handling or disposing of cartoning material. IMPORTANT: WHEN UN PACK ING AND AS SEM BLING 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.
  • Page 6 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.
  • Page 7: Operation

    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.
  • Page 8 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...
  • Page 9 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. •...
  • Page 10: Tilling Hints

    ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular un lead ed gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).
  • Page 11: Operation

    • 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.
  • Page 12: Maintenance Schedule

    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.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    Disconnect spark plug wire before performing any maintenance (except car bu re tor adjustment) to prevent accidental start ing of engine. Prevent fires! Keep the engine free of grass, leaves, spilled oil, or fuel. Re move fuel from tank before tipping unit for maintenance. Clean muffler area of all grass, dirt, and debris. Do not touch hot muffler or cylinder fins as contact may cause burns.
  • Page 14 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 es sary. •...
  • Page 15: Service & Adjustments

    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. •...
  • Page 16: Ground Drive Belt Adjustment

    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 first then remove from transmission pulley. • Place new belt in groove of transmission pulley and into engine pulley.
  • Page 17: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TINE REPLACEMENT (See Figs. 27, 28 and 29) CAUTION: Tines are sharp. 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.
  • Page 18: Service & Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE (See Fig. 30) The throttle control has been preset at the factory and ad just ment should not be necessary. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move remote throttle control lever to “FAST”...
  • Page 19: Storage

    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 flame or spark.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 3. Engine flooded. 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.
  • Page 21: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) HANDLE ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 18 94-82 Control, Throttle 532 16 57-87 Grip, Handle 532 15 92-28 Bar Assembly, Control 532 18 06-76 Panel, Control 871 19 10-08 Screw, Truss Hd. #10-24 unc x 1/2...
  • Page 22: Repair Parts-Mainframe, Left Side

    REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) MAINFRAME, LEFT SIDE PART DESCRIPTION 810 04 06-00 Washer, Lock 3/8 873 22 06-00 Nut, Hex 3/8-16 532 17 01-27 Shield, Inner Belt Guard RT 532 16 43-29 Pin Spirol Flared 532 16 27-56 Lever, Shift 872 11 04-04 Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1/2 Gr.
  • Page 23 REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) MAINFRAME, RIGHT SIDE PART DESCRIPTION 532 18 51-90 Bumper Asm. 873 97 05-00 Locknut, Hex, Flange 5/16-18 819 11 11-16 Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ga. 874 76 05-12 Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 532 10 23-32 Bracket, Reinforcement 532 10 21-73 Counter Weight, R.H.
  • Page 24: Repair Parts-Transmission

    TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) TRANSMISSION transmission_7 PART DESCRIPTION 532 18 82-40 Trans mis sion Assembly (In cludes Key Nos. 2-52) 532 18 82-20 Gearcase, L.H. w/Bearing (In cludes Key No. 4) 532 16 19-63 Gasket, Gearcase 532 00 50-20 Bearing, Needle 532 00 13-70 Washer, Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32...
  • Page 25 REPAIR PARTS TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) TINE SHIELD tine_shield_22a_in PART DESCRIPTION 873 90 05-00 Nut, Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 unc 532 16 29-52 Shield, Side, Outer L. H. 532 00 83-93 Pin, Stake, Depth 812 00 00-35 Ring, Klip...
  • Page 26 TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) TINE ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 13 26-73 Pin, Shear 532 00 31-46 Clip, Hairpin 532 18 88-45 Hub Assembly 873 61 06-00 Nut, Hex 3/8-24 810 04 06-00 Washer, Lock 3/8 PART DESCRIPTION...
  • Page 27 TILLER - - MODEL NUMBER DRT70 (96091001301) DECALS PART DESCRIPTION 532 41 21-28 Decal, Belt Guard 532 18 90-18 Decal, Console 532 40 12-57 Decal, Console 532 40 12-59 Decal, Tine Shield 532 12 04-31 Decal, Hand Placement 532 16 62-02 Decal, Shift Indicator 532 40 36-56 Decal, Reverse 532 40 91-44 Decal, Engine B&S...
  • Page 28: Warranty

    532 41 17-80 Rev 1 01.03.08 TH Printed in U.S.A.

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