Is it easy to over work a 2001 Troy Bilt Pony's gears?
A friend borrowed a friendÃ¢ÂÂs 2001 Troy Bilt Pony tiller and I feel it was worked harder than usual. Such as: tilling 12Ã¢ÂÂ deep on one pass vs 2Ã¢ÂÂ per pass as the owner suggested. The 12Ã¢ÂÂ effort actually broke one of the thin handles welded to the ÃÂ¼Ã¢ÂÂ joining support close to the gear box. The ownerÃ¢ÂÂs complaint is that it is not shifting gears with ease as before the Ã¢ÂÂOne DayÃ¢ÂÂs Loan And UseÃ¢ÂÂ. This is why Ã¢ÂÂIf I Loan Certain Equipment I Am There AlsoÃ¢ÂÂ.
1. Is it easy to over work a 2001 Troy Bilt Pony's gears, box. etc and cause changing gear problems?
2. Can a plate be removed to inspect the gears or will draining gear oil usually indicate excessive wear?
3. I feel I'll be called to help solve the matter and would like tips as what to look for mechanically, etc.
The borrowing friend purchased a 2012 comparable Ariens tiller to eliminate a future need since that sale ended. The borrowing friend has good mechanical skills, feels itÃ¢ÂÂs a cable matter but is well known for misusing equipment. The loaning friend has no mechanical skills or relations but had maintained the tiller like new with yearly use. He explained that if he wanted his garden tilled 12Ã¢ÂÂ deep, he hired an operator with a tractor before he tilled (vs 2Ã¢ÂÂ passes he suggested).