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Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

Posted by archdiver (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 24, 09 at 8:32

Hello,
I'm new to this forum - found it while searching for any information I could find on this newly purchased machine w/electric ignition. The decal states it's a TB Super Tomahawk Model-11390, Serial # W831145. I believe that translates to a 1990 vintage - although the seller knew very little about it. It has been sitting in a dry barn for many years and is in very good condition. Anybody here with a sililar rig - willing to share any literature? I would be very grateful and will reimburse all expenses and efforts.

Thanks much - Steve


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

Try going to the MTD web site (MTD now makes Troy-Bilt) and look for owners' manual downloads which are free. They may have it. Also try this site: http://lawnandgarden.owneriq.net/manuals/mfg/troybilt/11390.html


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

Later: Try eBay. There is a shredder manual there right now, but I'm not sure if it's for your model. You could check with the seller.


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

Thanks berrypatch - but I've just located a source of free, downloadable manuals in pdf format. I saved + printed out the following publications for my Super Tomahawk 8hp chipper/shredder:

Owner's Manual (1993, 44 pages)
Parts Catalog (1993, 16 pages)
Sales Brochure - 8 hp Super Tomahawk and 5 hp Tomahawk (1993, 4 pages)

Tip - the pdf page formats were reduced 50% - so select the full letter-size option before printing . . . much easier to read.

You'll notice several other models listed as well as parts available through a few of the other site pages:

http://www.brentchalmers.com/


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

To add on to what Archdiver said. I too went to http://www.brentchalmers.com/ to get views of the manual. You may also find parts there or here: http://www.custompartsinc.com/

Good luck and good chipping


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

NEED HELP !!!
Re: 8 hp Super Tomahawk, B&S engine, manual belt clutch mechanism
Trying to change belt; disassembled manual belt/clutch mechanism; having difficulty re-assembling it; belt/clutch remains in belt-tension/engaging position; cannot dis-engage it; have all parts
NEED DIAGRAM/MANUAL


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

Arnie,
Check your email inbox - will send pdf files of owners manual and parts diagrams, if your isp server can handle very large files.


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RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shredder manual

archdiver - thanks for a great followthrough.

http://www.brentchalmers.com/

did have several manuals that worked out for me.

Here's a tip. Sites like http://www.brentchalmers.com/ spend
their own money to support the downloads that we take from them. The least you can do is search for their contact information and THANK THEM for their neighborly ways. If not for people who donate their time AND resources (like this example) our internet wouldn't have 1/10 of the value it does. Thanking small businesses who pay for the bandwidth need to be reminded that we're thinking of them AND that we may buy from them and send friends to them ANd that they're getting free advertising from US on sites like gardenweb.

Thanks for hearing me.
andre

I'm going to include a tip in a post to help you find stuff.
Link people to it when ever they need help.


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Tips for Searching any site - RE: Troy-Bilt Tomahawk chipper/shre

Tips for searching any site because
Not all site's search work very well
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Here's a tip for searching for any site using Google. WRITE IT DOWN*

Searching a site like http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Public.do

they ask for the product's model.

When you don't know the model you're stuck until you search this way:

Put this into Google

site:http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/ manual

Any page related to any manuals will come up. Try it even if you're not interested right now.

Any site can be searched this way. Want to search Granger.com for something odd that Granger search doesn't work for?

put

site:granger.com odd thing you want to find

Here's some tips to help you get better results for any
search.

tip: if it's a super common thing but you know exactly how it shows up on the site use quotes to nail it down.

into google put
site:http://gardenweb.com "cardboard shredder"

Any occurrence of "cardboard shredder" exactly like
that will show up.

but tip2 ..
this
site:http://gardenweb.com "cardboard shredder"
won't find a page that says
.... shreds cardboard

because "cardboard shredder" is't the same as "shreds cardboard"

in that case change the search to

site:http://gardenweb.com cardboard shredder

and google should figure out that the page which has
.... shreds cardboard
is one of the pages you want to see.

Use "" to enclose a 'search term' when you know
exactly what you're looking for or exactly what
you know is on the page you hope to find.

The tip for using " " to contain the search term works best when you have way too many
hits and you know exactly what you're looking for.

Last Tip:

put into the search (for any search engine) the words THAT YOU EXPECT TO BE ON THE PAGE
that you're hoping to find.

Why it works like that.

.. imagine what's on the page you hope to find..

A search engine can't read your mind or know what you want just by the words you type..

although they're getting smarter they can't read
your mind.. you have to 'read the mind of the page you hope to find" then put that into the search.

Search engines where you sign up with an account
are watching your search behavior. Google does this.
They are learning how you think and they do a better
job at this. They will also show you things to buy
or results that may not fit what you want to find today..
because it learned what you wanted yesterday.

Beware of being manipulated. We're all already
slaves to the way of the world. .. be aware that
your behavior online is geared since 2010 towards
selling you stuff you were looking for yesterday.

Good luck. need more help? PM me and I'll help or ask a question in a help forum.

Teach yourself how to learn:
* I create a simple Wordpad (or Word) or just a document file for hints and tips for any subject of interest.
Put them all in the same place. Don't worry how to name them. Pick the first thoughts that come to mind and
name it 'all' of those like Google.Tips.Searching.doc and then you can search the folder for any of those words and
your document will pop up. Use this tip for garden tips, wood working, ideas, whatever. I have over 300 self made
documents.

My reserch is about 'the brain' and how we learn. When you write things down (and don't just bookmark) you actually
learn something and you remember facts and relate to the information and become an expert and knowledgeable. WRITE DOWN
things that are important. If you lose the paper you still learn the information.


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