Tiller – FRC800

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Check the belts that drive the gear box and check the tine shaft for a shear bolt.

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The problem with your tiller`s digging power may not be with the machine; it could be the soil. When soil is dry and compacted, tiller tines basically bounce off it without digging into it or turning it. Combat compaction by watering the area thoroughly one or two days before you till.
The FRC800 is powered by Honda`s commercial grade GX240 eight horsepower engine known for its dependability, reliability, and ease of starting. Engine maintenance intervals are lengthened through the use of a unique Cyclone air filter that provides for a 600 percent service interval increase over conventional filters.
Dry Weight 265 lb.
Refill the transmission with 5.3 quarts of SAE 10W-30 oil.
Tiller: Why won`t my tillers wheels or tines turn? A broken drive belt, bad transmission or problem with the clutch cable can prevent a tiller`s wheels and tines from turning. Check the drive belt and replace it if it`s worn or broken.
If the wheels on your tiller move but the tines don`t spin, you may need to replace tine shaft clevis pins or replace the transmission. The tiller`s transmission drives the wheels and the tine shaft, so you`ll likely need to replace the transmission when the wheels spin but the tine shaft doesn`t move.
Our top choice is the Honda FG110 25cc 9-Inch Front-Tine Tiller.
FRC800 AN (FAHJ) – Honda 20″ Tiller, Made in Japan (SN: FAHJ-1000001 – FAHJ-9999999)
Motor Power: You should get a tiller that is powerful enough for your needs and requirements. This motor power is given as either 8 amps to 10 amps or 20 volts to 40 volts, where a higher rating results in better performance.
Fuel capacity 2.5 qt. Dry Weight 128 lbs.
When Should a Tiller be Used? Garden tillers are used to break up hard ground and prepare the garden bed for planting. Tilling is essential for new garden beds and should really be considered a requirement. Your soil health is greatly improved by tiling and it makes planting seeds easier.
Take the tiller to the corner of the area you will work. With the engine in neutral and the blades locked into place, start the engine, drop the blades, engage the tiller, plant your feet firmly, and hold tightly to the handles. Walking slowly behind the tiller, cultivate the soil to a depth of about five inches.
When Should a Tiller be Used? Garden tillers are used to break up hard ground and prepare the garden bed for planting. Tilling is essential for new garden beds and should really be considered a requirement. Your soil health is greatly improved by tiling and it makes planting seeds easier.
Take the tiller to the corner of the area you will work. With the engine in neutral and the blades locked into place, start the engine, drop the blades, engage the tiller, plant your feet firmly, and hold tightly to the handles. Walking slowly behind the tiller, cultivate the soil to a depth of about five inches.

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I have a Honda frc800 rototiller that will not till when on the ground. When I raise it off the ground the tines operate. Any solutions?
ANSWER : Check the belts that drive the gear box and check the tine shaft for a shear bolt.

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I purchased a Craftsman 205cc dual rear tine tiller (17″ width) in 2009. I used it very little to break ground for a small garden (32’x12′) after purchase then to till it a couple of times a year. This year I went to expand the garden. I got the ground broke up and when I was going over it a 3rd time to break of the sod I hit a large rock. I got the tines up off it as soon as I could, and continued tilling. I quickly noticed that the ground was not being tilled. I checked and saw that the tines were turning (by lifting up the rear as it was moving). As soon as the tines get on the ground and experience resistance, they quite working. I checked the belt and it was on the pulleys. I checked the belt tension and it seems fine (tight) when engaged. The shear pins were not broke. With the engine off, I put it into R tine till mode and tried to spin the tines when engaged. There was resistance at first then they started to spin freely. I still feels like a belt slipping. Does anyone have any ideas? I sure would appreciate some help.
ANSWER : It appears that the gear case on your model is not capable of being serviced. The cost is over 300 dollars. There is a shear pin or similar connection in the case where the shaft connects to the pulleys. It has broken off and the shaft has no torque now.

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ANSWER : Check out the manual here http://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/engines/pdf/manuals/37Z5F602.pdf

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Tiller tines will not turn. Engine runs fine…
ANSWER : Well hopefully it’s not the transmission, as sometimes these tend to go. Another common but cheaper repair are the two bearings where the tines connect to the unit.

MORE THAN LIKELY.. The bearing is located above the worm gear housing, the part connected to the tines beneath the guard. This removal can be somewhat frustrating but if you remove it and remove the engine flange you’ll be able to manually spin the drive shaft and see if it’s the worm gear housing/lower bearings or if it’s the more likely bearing on the clutch drum or the clutch itself.

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Craftsman mower honda engine, leaves circular marks in lawn, new blade did not help
ANSWER : Try raising the deck up a little.Thanks for asking and I hope this helps out.Please leave me 4 thumbs up.

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Honda mini tiller cuts off when start tilling. runs great when held above ground with no load. cut off seems to be associated with the movement and shacking when tilling ground.
ANSWER : Hi thermo259, sounds like the high speed adjustment is lean, find the high speed screw and turn it counter clockwise 1 half turn and see if that helps. Should cure it.

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I have a Pro Hoe tiller with 4 cycle Honda engine. I just got started to till my garden plot when the tines stopped turning, like they were jammed. I stopped the engine and cleaned out the vines, string, etc that was wrapped around the tine shaft. It started right up, but the tines stop turning with slightest resistance. When I manually turn the tines it feels like something is grinding internally. Honda engine runs fine. I do not have a repair manual. Are they available. Does it sound like a transmission problem? Help! My seeds are waiting to get planted & sprout.
ANSWER : Must have burned the clutch, says to break it in slowly over a few uses.

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Motor runs but the tines want turn – Honda 25cc 4-cycle Mini Tiller
ANSWER : Either the clutch is gone or the transmission gear is stripped. These need to be properly greased annually so that this happens less. The transmission replacement can be done but the dealer will charge you about what you paid for it ($250) or if you know someone handy they can order the parts here: http://www.planopower.com/store/honda/fg100.shtml and rebuild it for you. It would cost about $85 for a full transmission rebuild.

Good luck.

BW

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