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#1 JohnDeere110 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:53 PM

Got this old sears roto-spader and Im gonna tear the engine down, use it for a school project and then rebuild it. but anyway does anyone know anything about this? Any info would be appreciated.


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Had one almost identical many many years ago.  Mine had a 5 or 6hp Tecumseh engine.  It actually had forced oil lubrication.  A small simple plunger style oil pump supplied oil pressure to the crank & rod journals.  It would last forever if half cared for.  It was my former father-in-law's.  He didn't need it, so told me to use it as long as I wanted, but he bought a place with enough land for a garden & needed it back or I'd still have it.

  It also has a cone type clutch.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 08:14 PM

I have an identical unit, but it is branded as an ace product I believe. I don't know anything else about it though.
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 10:14 PM

lol Them things are a hand full.I had one here this spring for a Carb rebuild.I had to test it out so tilled a bit in the garden.They toss ya all over the place.I think it's because the tine speed is a little slow on it.


Seriously your arms will feel like jello after 30 minutes of running that thing.They give you a good work out.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 10:26 PM

  We have a small, 16" I think, Western Auto front tine for tight spots. I've found the slower the tines turn the less beating I get.


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 06:55 AM

I'd like to find a spare cone clutch from one of those. I suspect that it is the same as the cone clutch I need to fix my MagnaTrac garden tractor. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted February 19, 2016 - 09:07 PM

I was looking online and figured that this is a Sears Roto-Spader 785 with a Tecumseh  TVS115

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