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7 hp pony b & s ...bolts backed out on brg. cap at tine drive gear. Replaced gear and spacers---no drive on wheels or tines. Is there a shear pin or have the brass gear(s) bit the dust? I owned this like-new tiller one hour when this occurred so killing it has crossed my mind. Thanks in advance. JM

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  • psikik Apr 18, 2009

    I only replaced the brg. and put it back together.....the shaft must be turning, as is pulley, 'cause tines "roll" with no torque when I engage. Belt seems properly adj. Thanks again.

  • psikik Apr 18, 2009

    pulley's turning, shaft's turning, tines are not. I just hoped someone had taken one apart before. I appreciate the help. I'll have to find a schematic. Thanks again.

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    Richard Camp May 11, 2010

    Yey, but does the pulley keep turning on the bottom gearbox when the load is placed on it. I had a similar problem with my Pony. I sold it so I don't have the manual on it anylonger to see if there is a shear pin on it or not. Also check and see if front pulley is screwed onto the shaft to the gear box. If the bolts came out of the back they may also have come out of the pulley up front. It could also have the key missing off the shaft that holds the front pully in place. Have someone with a flashlight watch while you run the tines and see if the pully keeps turning and the shaft stops in the pully. Be carefull when you check it. Good Luck, RAC

  • Richard Camp
    Richard Camp May 11, 2010

    Is the drive belt correctly installed and adjusted on the front of the gearbox? Does the forward reverse lever operate correctly? Did you inspect the internal gears when it was apart for any damage? Good Luck, RAC



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I did not not resolve my problem, instead I went to bed! I will tear the whole thing down and provide results when I get them. Again thanks for the support. JM

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