Troy-Bilt TB146 EC 4-Cycle Garden Cultivator Owner's Manual

Troy-Bilt Misc Electronics Owner's Manual - TB146 EC 4-Cycle Garden Cultivator.
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IMPORTANT: READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND FOLLOW THE SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES WHILE OPERATING THE UNIT.

Set the unit on a flat, level 
surface. Unscrew the oil fill 
plug. Pour the entire bottle of 
oil into the oil fill hole. Reinstall 
the oil fill plug.
NOTE: DO NOT overfill. Never 
add oil directly into the fuel 
tank. DO NOT mix oil with 
gasoline.

6

Unpacking the Unit

Assembling the Unit

1

Remove all contents from the 
carton.

Align the hole in the wheel 
bracket with the desired hole 
in the wheel assembly. Insert 
the clevis pin through the 
aligned holes. Insert the cotter 
pin into the clevis pin.

Insert the wheel assembly into 
the wheel bracket. The "J" 
shape of the wheel assembly 
should point away from the 
unit. 

3

Loosen the two handlebar 
knobs. Swing the handlebars 
up into the operating position. 
NOTE: Do not pinch the 
throttle cable or switch wires.

4

Handlebar Knobs

2

Tighten the two handlebar 
knobs to secure the 
handlebars. Readjust the 
throttle cable and switch wires.
NOTE: Do not over tighten the 
handlebar knobs.

5

Starting the Unit

11

Stand in starting position.

WARNING: Tines WILL 
ROTATE on START. Always stand 
in starting position with foot on 
wheel when starting the unit.

10

DO NOT squeeze the throttle 
control.
Pull
 starter rope in controlled 
motion until unit starts. Wait 
60 seconds.

DO NOT Squeeze the throttle 
control.

7

Place the unit on a level surface. 
Remove the fuel cap. Fill the fuel 
tank. Replace the fuel cap. Move 
the unit at least 30 ft. (9.1 m) 
from the fuel container and the 
fueling site before starting the 
engine.
NOTE: Use fresh unleaded 
gasoline (less than 30 days old).

8

Press primer bulb 10 times
or until fuel is visible

1

9

Primer Bulb

10 X

IF THE ENGINE IS HOT

Go back to Step 9

Need Help?

Call 1-800-828-5500

NO ASSEMBLY TOOLS REQUIRED

Starter Rope

Fuel Cap

Lower Handle

Handle Knobs

Throttle Control

On/ Off Switch

Upper Handle

Tine Shield

Choke Lever

Tines

Air Filter

Cover

Primer Bulb

Electric Starter or 

Power Start Bit Optional!

THESE OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES 

ARE SOLD SEPARATELY!

This unit has an alternate starting method 
that many find easier to use than pulling a 
rope. Please contact a local retailer or call 

1-800-828-5500 for more information. 

Information may also be found at 

www.troybilt.com

Then squeeze the throttle 
control for an additional 30 to 
60 seconds to let the engine 
warm up further. The unit may 
be used during this period.

12

Starting the Unit

DIDN’T START?

Repeat the starting instructions.

If the unit still fails to start, 

refer to the operator’s manual

for additional starting and 

troubleshooting information.

In cold weather (below 40°F), 

refer to the operator's manual for 

additional starting instructions.

Assembling the Unit

Wheel Bracket

Wheel

Assembly

Clevis Pin

Cotter Pin

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NEED HELP? CALL 1-800-828-5500 IN U.S. OR 1-800–668–1238 IN CANADA

TB146 EC 

4-Cycle

Electric Start Capable

Cultivator

Operator’s Manual

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