old Montgomery Ward tiller Model GIL 39032 D

steve3833March 21, 2007

Does anyone have a manual or know the proper configuration to re-install the drive belt on this tiller to get both forward and reverse to work? For that matter what the right size replacement belt would be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steve in Dallas

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slag(lawrence, ks)

I have a 39002 B tiller that might be similar. If its like mine, the lower unit has a pulley on top that has a rubber ring around it. When put in forward gear, the motor moves forward on its mount and a direct connection is made between the pulley on the bottom of the engine and the rubber bumper on the tine pulley which drives the "drive unit".

When its put in reverse, the engine is moved backwards and the belt is tightened around the rubber pulley and the pulley on the engine and reverse is engaged. If its like mine, reverse has to be held in place to work.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 11:05AM
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garyg6167(8)

Hi Steve in Dallas,
I as you have the GIL 39032 D tiller. My does run and I would happy to send you a picture of my belt configuration. I need to replace my belts and I need to know the correct belts to purchase. Its been in the shop, and the belts were replaced to make it run. I just want to install the correct belts. Did you ever find a manual yet?
Let me know if you want a picture.

Gary

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 5:14PM
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shelbyscott

GIL stands for Gilson Brothers they are the dinosars that
refuse to die if you have a gilson hang onto it because
it will be a collectors item sooner than not awesome machines!!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 11:53PM
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reson2

I had an old Gilson (Monkey Ward) tiller, reverse rotating tines I remember, there was something I had to modify to make it work right, I don't remember if it was because of wear or design, or an adjustment that just didn't work, I made a new piece and last I heard it was stiff digging, wish I could help more. My advise is to look at it real carefully and not to assume it will just work right with new belts.
R

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 3:24AM
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morse

I have a 2 pg parts list and diagram. Will forward if interested.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 8:57AM
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tilman02

Came across a Gilson tiller last October. It has a 5hp B&S motor. Had some surface rust and loose bolts; but evarything works good..motor is strong and frame is good shape, gear box no cracks or leaks. Cleaned out gas tank, replaced carb. parts and key for flywheel, replaced fast idle screw, Wheels are great except for surface rust on metal parts..tread on tires are good shape..tines are worn. Can't find replacements..any info would be great. According to the motor code, it was built in 1971.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2009 at 2:24PM
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tilman02

Where can I find replacement tines for Gilson 1971 tiller?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2009 at 10:07PM
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johnnycurl

I have a gil 39032 d and I would like to know how to check and add fluid to the differentials for the tines and for the wheels.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 10:33AM
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tilman02

Do your parts list show part numbers for tiller tines?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 5:07PM
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tilman02

Do your parts list show part numbers for tiller tines?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 7:05PM
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morse

sent email 'mlhintz@aol.com' if you want parts list forwarded

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 5:02PM
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gr8tolook

Need parts and repair manual (owner manual) for this tiller. Anyone have one I could buy or pay for copies and mailing? I know this is a shot in the dark but would be really appreciated. (gr8tolook@yahoo.com)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 2:17AM
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grmann44

I need the belt size and installed configuration for the tiller. I purchased a 44" x 3/8" standard V belt, but it is not istalled correctly. When I place it in forward position, nothing tightens on the driver belt.

grmann@yahoo.com
thanks

    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 4:35PM
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