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Tiller has been sitting up for some time and now won't engage into forward or reverse.

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Hello. make sure all of your clevis pins are in place. And on mine even if i get it in gear...make sure that the "dead man" is cable connected for sure. Make sure when you squeeze the "safety stop" or "Run/engage" lever that it is actually moving a lever at the other end. If so? Then trans box is next to inspect. But that would have had to suffer a hard jam to damage that. And again with other people I've seen this a hundred times with rear tine tillers. Sometimes it just "cogs out" into a state of "bad mesh" with the gears and all that is needed is to push or pull the tiller a bit while you try to engage the shifter. The wheels just have to be rolled a tiny but and you'll free up the meshed gears. Happy tilling. Four thumbs up will truly be appreciated. Thanks. Joe

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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