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Help - Troy-Bilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder - 11387

Posted by Greatmooselake none (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 13, 11 at 19:21

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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RE: Help - Troy-Bilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder - 11387

  • Posted by mla2ofus z7b Tom Green Co.Tx. (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 13, 11 at 21:13

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


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RE: Help - Troy-Bilt Super Tomahawk Chipper Shredder - 11387

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


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