Troy-Bilt Till 1975 Horse

joetoeApril 23, 2014

I have 1975 Troy-Bilt Till and I put a Honda 6 horse engine on it about 3 or 4 years ago and i have a problem with it tilling.
I feel that it is not the engine but something else,
When I got the till back in 1975 it would till the hardest clay soil you would throw at it.
Today it will not till the ground even after you sped the ground. It's like the belt is slipping. As soon as you left it out of the ground it goes. the ground is loose and it should go right throw it.

Any ideal what is wrong with it?

Is there any forum from Troy-Bilt?
Are they still built in Troy N.Y.?

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Is there a manual that you can get on the internet to work on the 1975 Troy-bilt Tiller?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 12:09PM
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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

Your best place info you need at yahoo troybilt group site. They have files there.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:22AM
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A simple guess is that the white block that centers the forward/reverse lever is out of adjustment. I did a search on google for a long and very useful thread on gardenweb. I am not sure that this is the one because I am too lazy to read thru it, but I suspect it will be useful for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Try this.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 8:52AM
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I think it's the block too. Troy gave a tool to adjust this, but you can do it without. Move the block down, tighten, and engage the forward lever. Does it stay engaged with an easy release to go to neutral? That's what you want. Do not adjust so that there is extreme pressure on the belts.

Also, the ball bearing can erode a groove in this block. Remove the block and grind it smooth and adjust as above.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 12:18PM
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