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#1 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 10:19 PM

I have this older rototiller. It reads "Garden Master" on it, but I doubt it's the same as the Garden Master garden tractors.

If anyone can help out, I'm looking for information on the reverse belt. What size is it and how does it make the tiller go backwards?

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The "good" on the motor was put there before it went into an auction.

In the mean time, I need to figure out the motor. It isn't running right. I tried cleaning the carb and now it needs a new fuel tank gasket and fuel pump diaphragm. I filed and set the points gap to 0.020. It starts a lot better, but still wouldn't rev up.



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Posted May 13, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Motor stopped running. 5HP Briggs

Fixed the spark problem by sanding the points.
Put in a new set of carb gaskets - tank, fuel pump and at the motor.

Seemed to run best with the jet opened to 2 turns.
Now it runs better than it has for 5 years.

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 03:51 PM

The tiller appears to be an MTD.
Hope this helps the next person looking for this belt.

I was able to find out the size for the reverse belt: 4L410 or A39.
The belt has to be turned inside out. Now the reverse works.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Now that's a neat tiller. Glad you got the reverse working, sorry we weren't much help on this one...

Who sold the Garden Master line? If it was one of the chain stores at the time, I bet the tiller and the tractor were at least sold under the same banner, if not made by the same mfg.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Now that's a neat tiller. Glad you got the reverse working, sorry we weren't much help on this one...

No problem - this is GT talk - not rototiller talk :bounce:


Who sold the Garden Master line? If it was one of the chain stores at the time, I bet the tiller and the tractor were at least sold under the same banner, if not made by the same mfg.


I found some MTD rototillers that are identical. My guess is it was re-branded for a box store or small engine shop. Being early 70s, I think they just re-used a handy name.

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Posted May 25, 2015 - 10:14 PM

This is a White Roto Boss 500 Tiller, 990-105. I bought from original owner a used Belknap Inc Bluegrass Tiller Model # W7-BG387A B (Friday, May 22, 2015) looks just like this one. The motor ran for a minute and then stopped. Didn't start back while I was looking at it. I bought it, then repaired flywheel key. Starts and runs great. This tiller is "THE BOSS". I was looking for info for three days and finally found manual on Ebay.






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