It was a barn find over a year ago. Original tractor tread type tires were flat and badly cracked. They pumped up ok and used the tiller for a season with those ancient Avons. Best substitute at a reasonable price (42 bucks a piece) were snowblower tires.
It’s a Howard 350, English made, with a Canadian made Kohler K141T engine. Apart from new tires I’ve:
– took apart carb and and fuel filter and ultrasonically cleaned
– took apart conical clutch and skimmed surface on lathe, trimmed friction band to fit better
– new oil in gearbox
– removed the spring loaded recoil start. It was breaking ropes and I just gave up after numerous attempts to fix. Simple rope start around crank now. Usually cold starts on about 2-3 pulls. Sometimes even one!
– cleaned and checked points
– fix a brake shoe to clutch actuating lever to stop clutch freewheeling when clutch engaged ( still very usable without this)
– tear open gearbox to see why second gear ( highway gear ) , won’t stay engaged
– new clutch and throttle cables ( they work but ratty)
It’s a great, bit of a beast, rotovater.
Some clutch pics .
Pdf of manual
Pdf of parts list
Kohler engine manual
Oh and why not show the fekkin annoying recoil start assembly
#1 by pilZpeter on April 3, 2020 - 9:32 pm
1. greenwood canoe ==> ok
2. cyclecart ==> ok
3. what happened to ==> ¿ cervelo ?
#2 by albell on April 3, 2020 - 10:58 pm
The cervelo was my friends, I think he has got a different one now. But I did just recently have my old Rossin repainted .
Why no mention of the merc 190e to the right in the rotovator pic? I thought that would elicit a bit of teasing 🙂
#3 by albell on April 4, 2020 - 12:04 am
Oh I still have canoe. And still plan on a cycle cart even though that project went sideways
#4 by pilZpeter on April 4, 2020 - 2:10 am
how the heck could i have missed a W 201?!
you must know, i’m big bike fan. but, road bikes only.
two triangles, two circles … simple and beautiful.
#5 by albell on April 4, 2020 - 9:58 am
Yeah peter, simple and beautiful. That’s why bike component makers come up with the latest and greatest every year to complicate things 🙂
The 190 might get some blog action sometime.