Cub #2 tiller frozen
Posted July 25, 2015 - 12:54 PM
The tiller doesn't seem to want to turn. When I try to turn the large pulley on the back of the tiller, it moves a degree or two, then stops. The tines just barely move.
The PO never used it and it has been sitting for a while, so I don't know its history or how long it sat/if it might have been broke, etc. The right angle gearbox was included and works fine, so no problem there...
I have the owners manual, that basically says that the gearbox is sealed and non-user serviceable! Cant find a service manual for it either.
Any suggestions? Does anybody have a parts diagram, service procedures, etc? I'm hoping that it's just froze from non-use and not broke inside. Gonna spray visible areas with penetrant oil and see if I can work it loose before I break it open. No visible signs of distress or damage.
Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:07 PM
Thanks Boyscout! I had the tiller owners manual, and the owners manual from the 1250/1650, but not the service manual. Thanks to all y'all on here who help stock the manual section!!!
I was able to spray the seals and get the pulley/tines to turn. Still kind of stiff, but able to turn by hand. I used some PB blaster and am letting it soak overnight, then will work with it again some tomorrow.
I was also able to find an exploded parts list on a couple of the parts house sites. Most of the PARTS are not available, but they have the diagrams.
I THINK I can take loose one of the side covers and check out the gearcase, flush it and add new oil/grease - without taking everything apart. Since I don't have it's history, I want to make sure everything is ok before I put it into service.
Anybody with any experience in servicing these tillers, love to hear your advice and experiences.
Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:08 PM
Here's a picture out of the parts book. It could be stuck from sitting or there's 2 chains inside and when they get worn there's no adjustment to tighten them up so they can knuckle over on themselves and bind or break. Hope this helps. Stewart