Help - Troy-Bilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder - 11387

GreatmooselakeSeptember 13, 2011

I recently bought an old 5 hp Troy-Bilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder. The thing starts right up but as I try to engage the chipper with the lever, the engine stalls. The guy I got it from had no problem engaging during my demo, but I can't seem to get the hang of it.

Would loosing the tension on the idler wheel help?

Should I put some silicon on the outside belt that touches the idler wheel?

Perhaps I need to lube some things. I don't have an owners manual, so I'm kind of lost in that department.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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mla2ofus

Try leaving the choke 1/2 closed 'til the engine gets up to speed.
Mike

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 9:13PM
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Greatmooselake

Mike,
Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try this week and let you know how it goes.
Bob

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 6:02PM
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