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. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
Clean entire tiller (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if nec essary (See belt re-
place ment in structions in the Service and Ad justments
section of this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, break age
and wear. Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS
FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH
AS THE CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK
DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT
ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING
ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH
LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM
OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and let it run
until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent.
Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stablizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during
storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stablizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stablizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor.
Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean oil. (See
"ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this man ual).
Remove spark plug.
Pour 1 ounce (29 ml) of oil through spark plug hole into
Pull starter handle slowly several times to distribute
Replace with new spark plug.
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your unit with a suitable pro tective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows con densation to form and
will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TILLER WHILE ENGINE AND
EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.