Pony Tiller 'pops' out of gear

elgattoMay 14, 2011

My Troy Bilt Pony tiller pops out of gear. I turn the lever to drive and it engages but, while running it pops out of drive. In order to keep it in drive I must keep light pressure on the lever. Any suggestions on how I might fix this problem. It is a pain to use and somewhat dangerous too. Thanks,


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IF (note "IF") the Pony lever mechanism is like the Horse, then your problem is caused by the belt being too tight. Another IF: IF it's like the Horse, then you need to move the adjustment block up a tiny bit (if necessary, move it a little more, until the machine stays in gear.)

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 12:15PM
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Thanks for the reply but the Pony drive lever is not at all like the Horse. The Pony does not have the yellow block like the Horse which, as you stated, can be moved up or down. The pony has a lever which runs down to the trans. When you move the lever clockwise it engages the trans and the wheels of the tiller move. My problem is unless I keep light pressure on the lever when it is moved to the clockwise position, the lever disengages the gear in the trans and the wheels stop moving.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 7:32AM
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I just aquired a pony III with the popping out of gear problem. Did you ever find a resolution for the problem?
Thanks rex

    Bookmark   October 19, 2014 at 3:13PM
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