Gilson Bros tiller information, Anyone? Model 51134B

steelhedApril 25, 2009

I was given a Gilson brothers tiller by my father in law, and I got the motor running but the belts were off of it when I got it and i cant get the belt system right. It has a forward and reverse. It is model 51134B. If anyone could help it would be much appreciated. Thanks

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Steelhed, I can't give any direct help, but here are two sources for the info you need:

1. The Clymer repair manual folks have a book on rotary tillers that includes info on your old Gilson (same as some Montgomery Wards models). Perhaps a local library, or used-book store has one, or you can get a new one for about $20 at

HOWEVER, I don't know for sure that this book will show you belt arrangement.

2. Gilson was sold to Lawn Boy. Some Lawn Boy repair shops (especially ones that have been around for a long time) still have Gilson manuals, and can get replacement parts. It's worth investigating.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 9:51PM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

I second what 12 gauge said you have Gem in that tiller the tiller advertisment I saw was from 1925 Gilson tiller Gilson started garden power tools they made own parts from castiron.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 9:16AM
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i need to find a belt for a model#5100342860 ser.1742688?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 6:03PM
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I have an owners manual and parts list for a Gilson 51134,
with no letter after it.
If you still need it I can fax or hopefully email it to you.
I just joined the forum today 4/17/12

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 9:07AM
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I have a Gilson Plymouth 51111 and looking for info on the belt routing & pulleys.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 3:35PM
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Got these manuals scanned today. Hope they help those that have been looking for them. My dad got the copy of the 51134 by emailing Toro's customer service. The 51081 manual was with the paperwork of a working model 51134 tiller that was given to him.

Gilson Model 51081 Manual -

Gilson Model 51134 -

B&S Engine manual for models 100200 to 100292 and 130200 to 130292 -

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 1:32PM
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I'm looking for a manual for the following item, manufactured by Gilson, a Plymouth Model # 51000 I'm assuming the 43165 is April 30, 1965, maybe a mistake in the stamping?? Serial # 2781924.

If anyone can steer me to an Owner's Manual or a Service Manual I would greatly appreciate it.



    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 8:55PM
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