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Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on October 25, 2008, 07:47
We have a lot of people who would like to get hold of instruction books for rotovators.
I would like to try to start a collection of these, so that we can help out.
If you have an instruction book, and wouldn't mind sending me a copy, either by email or post, please send a PM.
I'm interested in all models and makes, whether it be Howard, Mountfield, Flymo, Norlett, Atco, Qualcast, Merry Tiller ( we have Johns excellent copy on file ) Honda, or indeed anything A little more, shall we say, "modern"
What have you got?

Thank you in advance!

Here is a link to our growing list of manuals
http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: richyrich7 on October 25, 2008, 10:55
I've got the flymo DM manual drop me a PM with your email Addy I'll send it to you. I may have a howard gem manual knocking around some where I'll have a look see.
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on October 25, 2008, 13:08
cheers, Richy.
I'll pm you.
 :D
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: shaun on October 26, 2008, 12:58
Hey up graham I have the 350 manual,camon C14,howard gem and super gem,a few mantis booklets mostly for the 2 stroke ,SV-4B1E manual (mantis engine),honda F210,kohler k141 manual and a few odds n sodds thrown in
just ask away  :wink:
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on October 26, 2008, 13:11
I've got the Flymo online now and started a page for manuals

http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php

I'm happy with manuals going up for old discontinued models but a bit cautious about Mantis (copyright issue). I'll ask the MD next week if he minds.
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: richyrich7 on October 26, 2008, 13:49
Thats great  :D
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: garddwr on October 26, 2008, 15:30
Thats great John. Who is the MD ?
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on October 26, 2008, 16:17
Managing Director, nice chap named David Goose.
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: garddwr on October 26, 2008, 17:56
I thought you were the boss of the site John ?
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on October 26, 2008, 18:13
Quote from: "garddwr"
I thought you were the boss of the site John ?


LOL - yes I am! David Goose is the MD of Mantis UK
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: garddwr on October 26, 2008, 19:43
oh dear sorry  John .

Slight misunderstanding there  :lol: .....
Title: Monro Tiller Book Wanted
Post by: DECAL MAN on November 03, 2008, 08:06
Good idea for a section on manuals.
I desperately want one for my Monro Tiller but can find very little information about them operating wise. The engine, no problem, but operation manual no go. Missed one on a certain auction site recently.........I forgot!!!  KICK!

Regards,
Decal Man
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: landie57 on November 12, 2008, 16:09
I have a collection of manuals for 'older' machines particularly Geo Monro products, Monro Tiller and Rototiller. I can supply photo copies at cost. some I can e-mail as I have scanned them.
I do have some original, new old stock, manuals for Monro Tiller series III machines, please contact me for price.
Title: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on November 12, 2008, 18:18
Landie57 - if you want to put any online I'm happy to scan them and return them to you after. You can PM me or contact me on john @ allotment-garden.org
(take the spaces out before and after the @ to make the email work)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Larkshall on February 18, 2009, 10:50
I've got the Flymo online now and started a page for manuals
http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php
I'm happy with manuals going up for old discontinued models but a bit cautious about Mantis (copyright issue). I'll ask the MD next week if he minds.

I think you should ask Mantis for permission, point out that it would increase interest and possibly increase sales. After all, how many people actually buy the manuals? It may even be possible to get an ISO of the video for downloading.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: shaun on February 18, 2009, 20:51
http://www.littlewonder.com/08_tillers/401702.pdf

here you go the mantis
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: GrannieAnnie on February 18, 2009, 21:07
Graham, I've got a pdf of the Hayter Condor if its any good?  PM me your email and I'll send it over.

As the file was big, 8.8mb, I've compressed it, so hope its still okay, as I'm not very au fait with compressing files anymore!!!
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: shaun on February 18, 2009, 21:16
yu be carefull grannie doing that  ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: GrannieAnnie on February 18, 2009, 21:23
Wot?    Compressing?    :)

Wish I could compress myself a bit!!!!   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: MulesMarinair on February 19, 2009, 18:49
I have the Merry Tiller manual, but also have the colour catalogue/brochure that must have came with it and a price list from February 1973 if anybody is curious.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: stig on March 16, 2009, 10:45
Hi everyone

I'm new here and need alittle help.........I have a Landmaster rotary hoe mark 1, with a villiers engine.

But...after a recent mishap (otherwise a little * jumping over my fence and snapping the spark plug head off with his foot  :mad:) I now need a new spark plug and my local stockists say I need the number of the spark plug and could get this from a manual, which I don't have even after months of searching the web.

Any help on either the manual or the spark plug would be great.

Kind regards

Ken
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on March 16, 2009, 18:46
Hi everyone

I'm new here and need alittle help.........I have a Landmaster rotary hoe mark 1, with a villiers engine.

But...after a recent mishap (otherwise a little bu**er jumping over my fence and snapping the spark plug head off with his foot  :mad:) I now need a new spark plug and my local stockists say I need the number of the spark plug and could get this from a manual, which I don't have even after months of searching the web.

Any help on either the manual or the spark plug would be great.

Kind regards

Ken

Any idea which Villiers engine it is?

Reason for asking is I have come across a supplier of engine manuals for Villiers but you'd need to know which engine. If this is of any help PM me and I'll pass on the link. :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books mountfield manual needed!!!
Post by: purplenic on March 27, 2009, 10:24
hi guys - have just borrowed a roti form a fried who aquired it ! no manual etc. now it started normally with lots of lovely blue smoke! ;) and seemed ok. however it on second use seemed to loose power and died. possible the mix fuel oil is wrong but without the instructions am a bit stuck. also the return spring for the starter ( yes i astound myself sometimes also with my technical knowledge!!!) seems to have failed as the pulley cord didnt go back in....had to stick my fingers underneath it to turn the wheel to get it to pull the cord back in.
the roti is a 3.5 super mountfield . there is also a plate which has brigs and stratton 4 cycle engine on it.anyone got a clue  about a manual or where i could get spares from?????? THANK YOU!!!!
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Celery on March 27, 2009, 10:28
I bought my brother a Mantis and he has a video or dvd. ;)
                                                                                        celery
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books mountfield manual needed!!!
Post by: richyrich7 on March 27, 2009, 10:36
hi guys - have just borrowed a roti form a fried who aquired it ! no manual etc. now it started normally with lots of lovely blue smoke! ;) and seemed ok. however it on second use seemed to loose power and died. possible the mix fuel oil is wrong but without the instructions am a bit stuck. also the return spring for the starter ( yes i astound myself sometimes also with my technical knowledge!!!) seems to have failed as the pulley cord didnt go back in....had to stick my fingers underneath it to turn the wheel to get it to pull the cord back in.
the roti is a 3.5 super mountfield . there is also a plate which has brigs and stratton 4 cycle engine on it.anyone got a clue  about a manual or where i could get spares from?????? THANK YOU!!!!

ok, its 4 cycle that means 4 stroke in English so you don't need to mix oil and fuel, you should find a separate oil sump on it somewhere like a car  :)  and you can get B & S manuals online if you can find the model number. Why not post a new topic ? if you need further help 


http://www.briggsandstratton.com/maint_repair/manual_and_more/doclist.aspx?category=Engines&manual_type=Operator%20Manuals&menu=nav3&subMenu=3
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: purplenic on March 27, 2009, 10:53
"ok, its 4 cycle that means 4 stroke in English so you don't need to mix oil and fuel"  :blink: what an idiot!!!! sorry !!!!! will try and see if there is a model numner! cheers
x
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: jimbob on April 15, 2009, 21:52
Anyone got a manual for a Monrotiller series 3?
Thanks
Jim :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: davef65 on May 01, 2009, 08:38
Hi
I have Howard 200 instruction manual and parts list and a Merry Tiller manual if they are of any interest I will send them.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on May 01, 2009, 12:15
that would be great.
send them to me, or to John :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on May 01, 2009, 14:55
We've got a Merry Tiller manual - is it the same?
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: twinkle on May 11, 2009, 12:04
I can send you the manual for Norlett 5000 & 5001.

Twink
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on May 11, 2009, 18:48
That sounds good, i don't think we have those.
I'll send you my pm :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: landie57 on May 19, 2009, 16:20
jimbob, just spotted your request for Monro Tiller series 3 manual. If you are still looking for one I can supply an original in near mint condition. I can also date your machine from the serial number as I have factory records for Monro Tiller series 1, 2 and 3.
You may want to have a look at my website, where I have a page dedicated to Monro Tiller's, you can also e-mail me directly from the site.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Jonzjob on May 29, 2009, 21:40
Hi guys, I don't suppose that there is anyone who has a manual for a Shay Rotogardener 80 with a Jap 80cc engine out there. I inherited mine from a very old friend (92 year old) and it is doing sterling work, but I would really benefit from having the operating manual!

So far I have changed the plug which made it possible to restart it when it is hot, weld the head gearbox location lug back on so the head didn't do what mine does and go wandering anywhere at all times of operation, sort out a head gearbox leak and strip, clean and refit the carb all without either a safety harness or a book to help.

If I can get hold of a manual it would be a great help!
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: landie57 on May 29, 2009, 22:13
Jonzjob, I have an illustrated parts list for the JAP 2 stroke engine as fitted to the Gardenmaster 80, could be the same engine as your machine, let me know if you want a copy. I also have a sales leaflet for the Shay Rotogardener 80.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: auldavie on June 26, 2009, 21:50
Hi Guys. Im new here and i`m looking for a manual for a mountfield mi super rotovator. i have the B&S one. I`d be much obliged if anyone could help. Regards, David.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on June 26, 2009, 21:56
try here
http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php

Why not pop along to the introductions page first, and say hello? ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: GPatt on July 22, 2009, 21:31
Anybody got a manual for a Monrotiller (series 1) ?
Thanks
GPatt
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: philskin on September 20, 2009, 11:49
i did email the books i got for the wolseley ,just wondering if you got them
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: bb. on September 29, 2009, 21:46
Hi,

I'm sure I have a Norlett Beaver Powerspade instruction manual somewhere.

If your interested in this, PM me and I'll dig it out and send you a scanned copy.

Jon
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on September 29, 2009, 23:14
Hi,

I'm sure I have a Norlett Beaver Powerspade instruction manual somewhere.

If your interested in this, PM me and I'll dig it out and send you a scanned copy.

Jon

Why not email me a copy and I'll stick it on the site for everyone?
john (at) allotment-garden.org

Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: arabica on October 03, 2009, 02:20
In response to Landamaster spark plug question : mine says lodge CB3 for the villiers engine.  If anyone is interested I'll scan and post the Landmaster L35/L40 manual fixed and free wheels.  Mine is throwing a wobbly at the moment - no power to rotors/wheels, yet clutch fine - any ideas ?
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: hogwarden on October 17, 2009, 22:16
Spotted on ebay#180421048780-re.Nortlett instructions ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: goldie33 on November 23, 2009, 19:04
 ::)can you please try and find instruction book for the templar tiller proffesional either 300 or 400 I know you would like to see more up to date books but there are still a lot of us that have old machines still hanging on and it would be very nice if anyone with these manuals would be kind enough to send in copies for us, thank you in anticapation.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: kingsdale on December 14, 2009, 22:24
Hi

I've just aquired a howard 400, does anyone have a user manual for this?  I've tried googling  it, but get very few hits for this model.

regards
Adrian
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on December 14, 2009, 23:15
Hi

I've just aquired a howard 400, does anyone have a user manual for this?  I've tried googling  it, but get very few hits for this model.

regards
Adrian

Is it very different from the Howard 200?
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on December 15, 2009, 09:50
There is a manual for the 350 on the site - Rotovator Manual (http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: kingsdale on December 17, 2009, 19:24
Hi

Thanks for the suggestions, the 400 does look different to the other models in terms of gear selection etc, so not sure if the innards would be different too.

These are all new to me...  I fired it up yesterday, so the kohler engine works fine, but someone must have messed with the gear selector, when it is in neutral it goes backwards, and I can't find any position to make it drive forward.  The roto tines do rotate however when engaged.  slight wimpering 'help'

Any suggestions gratefully recieved
regards
Adrian
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on December 18, 2009, 00:55
I found a Howard 200 manual on Ebay.... might be worth a try.  ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: johnfh on December 18, 2009, 23:43
If you go to Lings advertisement on this site they have PDF owner manual downloads freely available within the current rotovator details advert.

Also a Google/Yahoo/Bing etc search on the model you are interested in will usually give you some useful information.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: swampydick on January 19, 2010, 13:18
Hi

Im looking for a manual for a mountfield manor 5hp rotovator. The machine is about 17 years old so im told, or is there a similar manual for other machine that might just do the job?.

many thanks regards mike
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: st3wart on February 27, 2010, 00:25
http://www.weather-data.co.uk/howardrotavatormanuals.php

I found this amazing site tonight just take a look, it should help your cause.
Regards
Stewart

Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Digger Tom on March 16, 2010, 15:53
 I am looking for a manual for a Meryy Tiller Cadet, mine was built in 1976. I have the generic merry tiller manual but am looking for somthing a bit more specific.

 Any help would be much appreciated.  :D
Title: NORLETT 5 HP ROTAVATOR INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE
Post by: essjay1976 on March 20, 2010, 23:11
NORLETT 5 HP ROTAVATOR hi there i have just brought this it has a briggs and startton engine though! any ideas on how to work it and how t attach all the bits

regards

sarah jane
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on March 21, 2010, 07:25
Have you tried looking here?:

http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php

There is a Norlett book there.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: craigelsa on March 28, 2010, 10:40
I have a copy of the manual for qualcast B66 and I am prepared to let anyone have a copy of it. Please contact me via the pm system.


craigelsa
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Darren4300 on March 31, 2010, 16:35
Hi Is there any chance you still have a manual for Norlett Beaver Power Spade, I would be most grateful if I could have a copy Thanks in advance
Darren
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: VWT21968 on April 16, 2010, 08:16
Hi new to the site today and have acquired a Howard Yeoman with a BSA engine. Any chance a manual exists. I have looked in the rotovator section but none listed. Thanks Mark
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on April 17, 2010, 00:23
Hi new to the site today and have acquired a Howard Yeoman with a BSA engine. Any chance a manual exists. I have looked in the rotovator section but none listed. Thanks Mark

Hi Mark... nice to see you making use of the site but please introduce yourself in the "Welcome" section.  ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Dragontest on April 19, 2010, 10:45
Hi
Can anybody help?
I'm after a manual and user instruction for the Templar Tiller/rotovator I have looked at
http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php but I havenít seen anything for this model of tiller/rotovator.

I know this sounds daft, but I'm not sure what to do with the wheels when using it? Does this model run with a depth bar or just the wheel legs, with the wheels moved higher up the legs?

Does anybody know the correct width of the drive belt on the Templar Tiller its currently running on a car type that looks very narrow on the flywheel /pulleyís

Many Thanks
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Doc323 on May 07, 2010, 13:51
I recently bought a Mountfield manor 35, with a Briggs and Stratton Model 90000 manual and a DORI MD 40 T rotavators, with operating instuctions and MT80 & MT80B owners manual.

Dori manual is in French, if there are any who are able to translate it I would be willing to send a copy, it is large writing with pictures and only 13 pages in total.

The Mountfield is in many languages including English, total 73 pages, and a 12 page multi language operating and maintenance instrutions.

Would they be of use to your collection.

Regards

Doc
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on May 07, 2010, 16:37
If the manual can be broken down into just the English, that would be very good.
not too sure about the French. It could be more confusing..... ;)
Title: Re Qualcast B66
Post by: portcullis on May 16, 2010, 17:19
Hi Craigelsa,Would love a copy of the Manual for the B66 if thats o.k. I Can't pm you as I haven't put up 10 posts yet.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: portcullis on May 16, 2010, 18:01
Hi Gwiz,Thanks for your help  :happy: Steve
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: portcullis on May 17, 2010, 20:15
Anyone what's happened to Craigelsa?Keen to get hold of a copy of the qualcast b66 manual.If someone else has got a copy please pm cheers Steve
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: portcullis on May 25, 2010, 19:27
Contacted Bartrams but no joy with the manual for a qualcast B66.Anybody got any suggestions?
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: vince65 on May 25, 2010, 20:31
hi, i have been given a landmaster 150 rotovator it has a briggs and stratton engine, needs some tlc. does anyone have a copy of the manual? or could anyone tell me if the 140 manual would do the job? thanks for any help.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: portcullis on May 27, 2010, 21:25
I've had no joy with trying to get a manual for a qualcast B66 soooo... how about info on the Dellorto F48 Carb.Its the linkage i'm really interested in.Cheers Steve
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: vitoman on May 31, 2010, 21:34
Hi, new on this site, just  bought a Villiers Landmaster Rotary Hoe MK1 "As seen - non runner" got it home and cant get it out of gear, even with clutch in.....so cant even begin to refurbish it until I sort that out. Does anyone know where I can get an instruction/workshop manual for it please. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: bassman on June 10, 2010, 19:54
hi every one has anyone got manual for b and s model no 130292 type 213901 code 85121106 these numbers are stamped on the cover of my engine
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Philch on July 02, 2010, 16:32
I have a Mountfield M1 Gardener with a mowing deck as well as the rotavator. I bought it new in 1986! I have a copy of the original operating instructions, and the parts list, which I could scan and email if you like. My version is not the one with 2 drive belts, but it is direct drive, with the vertical engine shaft coupled to the vertical shaft for mower deck or rotavator via a dry clutch, consisting of 2 plates with a v-belt sandwiched between them, and squeezed when the clutch is engaged. This belt gets worn out after a year or two, depending on use, and how much the clutch slips.

I can still get belts, but am having problems with the mower blade, which I am told is obsolete. I will report back if I find a solution, but am off to sharpen it for now!
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on July 02, 2010, 17:28
That's a kind offer! is it the same M1 as the one listed in our manuals? if not, pm me and I'll send you my email address, or you could send it directly to John. :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: paulf91 on August 05, 2010, 09:00
Hi, I desperately need a manual for a Howard Bullfinch rotovator. I think it changed to the Howard 200 in later years, if anyone could help or know of anywhere that I can get a copy this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Paul
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on August 05, 2010, 11:36
Hi, I desperately need a manual for a Howard Bullfinch rotovator. I think it changed to the Howard 200 in later years, if anyone could help or know of anywhere that I can get a copy this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Paul

I bought a Howard 200 user manual from Ebay... this did not include information about the engine.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: mrdene on October 25, 2010, 13:28
Hi guys, we are seeking a manual for using and servicing our new to us Landmaster Super 88 with a 3 bhp Brigs and stratton engine.

Has anybody got any ideas? or has one?

many thanks

Dene & Batul
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on October 25, 2010, 16:42
There is a 85 here
http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php

I'm not sure how alike they are.
other than that, if you get a copy, perhaps you would send a copy for inclusion on this site? :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: lavaman on December 10, 2010, 17:33
hi,

I'm afer a manual for a nortlett powerspade that has a 2.5 hp easy spin Briggs & Stratton engine the last digits are 79061701

thanks
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on December 11, 2010, 00:57
hi,

I'm afer a manual for a nortlett powerspade that has a 2.5 hp easy spin Briggs & Stratton engine the last digits are 79061701

thanks


Welcome to the site, lavaman.  :)

If you have a hunt around there's a place for you to introduce yourself... and it'd be great to know where abouts you are too... you can add that to your profile.
Thanks.  ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: derrys18b on January 25, 2011, 17:09
I have also just inherited a fairly rust  Shay Rotogardner 80 with the JAP engine.  Serial No 80/1/6754.  Any advice or instruction manuals would be greatly appreciated.  I would give it no more than a 50:50 chance of ever starting but you never know.  I have a box of blades as well.  Does anyone know how these are meant to be installed and which do what? :ohmy:
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Paul Plots on January 25, 2011, 23:41
Hi derrys18b.... nice to have you join us - I'm sure someone will have a go at helping you out with your request and question.

In the meantime please follow this link (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?board=12.0) and introduce yourself to others on the forum.
They'e a nice crowd.  ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: madbrit on February 14, 2011, 12:47
Hi, I am new to this site, my son and I have just got hold of 1/2 an acre to use, I have got hold of a FLYMO DM rotovator, I have put a bit of work into this to get it running, but I would love to get hold of a copy of the manual that comes with it, I notice you might have some.

It is missing the adjuster bearings, the one that pushes againsed the belt to tighten it and give drive, anyone know where i can get these, or the spec so I can hunt.

Hope you can solve my problem

Regards

Graham
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on February 14, 2011, 19:31
Have you checked the rotovator manuals (http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php) ?

I think you'll find it worth your looking :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: ex-cavator on May 12, 2011, 00:19
Does anybody have a manual to cover the Clinton engine fitted to the Merry Tiller type 'D' Professional c. mid-60's? I think it's a 3 1/4 H.P. engine but not certain about this.

Also looking for an exhaust for this engine if anybody can offer any advice  :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: joz46 on September 18, 2011, 06:04
I have also just inherited a fairly rust  Shay Rotogardner 80 with the JAP engine.  Serial No 80/1/6754.  Any advice or instruction manuals would be greatly appreciated.  I would give it no more than a 50:50 chance of ever starting but you never know.  I have a box of blades as well.  Does anyone know how these are meant to be installed and which do what? :ohmy:
Hi derrys18b,
I have a Shay Rotogardener 80 with the JAP engine(picked up yesterday) it does run well, looks well and it came with operating instructions and user's handbook for the JAP engine.
Gonna try and upload it for you   ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: strudelpoodle on September 20, 2011, 16:03
Joz46

That's great news.  I too have a JAP engined Rotogardener 80.  I'd like to try to get it running again even though it hasn't run since sometime in the late 60's.

I'll look out for your uploaded manual.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Wombat2 on September 24, 2011, 08:47
There are some manuals on this French site. The one I was interested in - Honda F600 - is in French, English and German but the Parts Manual is in French

http://www.motoculture-jardin.com/mecanique/documentation.html (http://www.motoculture-jardin.com/mecanique/documentation.html)

David L
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: drumshade on October 03, 2011, 14:24
hi all new here living in france brittany just bought a honda f410 but cant seem to find manual found f 400 but is not same help please ken
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Dougmari on October 05, 2011, 16:59
I sent a rotovator manual - Qualcast Cultimatic Super - to John Harrison early in August together with a stamped addressed envelope for return but so far nothing. Shame if it's lost - I didn't keep a copy.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on October 05, 2011, 17:14
He's a busy chap! ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on October 06, 2011, 11:32
I sent a rotovator manual - Qualcast Cultimatic Super - to John Harrison early in August together with a stamped addressed envelope for return but so far nothing. Shame if it's lost - I didn't keep a copy.

Hi Doug - good news, it had gone into the wrong postbox. There's an empty property up the hill and we checked its box which was filling. Redistributed the contents to the right houses :)

So, thanks for the note which made me check. I'll get it scanned this week and back in the post to you.

Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Cultivator man on October 11, 2011, 12:14
Hi

Do you have anything on the Mountfield M1 cultivator? I have a parts manual but its missing pages A3 and A4
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: arugula on October 11, 2011, 13:56
Hi

Do you have anything on the Mountfield M1 cultivator? I have a parts manual but its missing pages A3 and A4

Have a look here:

http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php
:)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books Model 80 Rotogardener by Shay
Post by: rotavatoramersh on February 28, 2012, 11:17
HI

I am having trouble getting my machine started and wondered if anyone out there had any experience of this machine.
I have put a new spark plug on but it almosts looks like it has been put on backwards. Does anyone have a manual for the engine which is a JAP one.
I'd be grateful for any help as now the weather is nice i want to get out and do some work but the fact the machine doesnt work is a bit of an issue.
Im sure it is just something simple if only i could work out what.
I have worked on a lot of machines esp lawnmowers and always got them working nicely but this one has me stumped.
Kindest regards
Sean
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on February 28, 2012, 19:07
You would do well, I think, if you got in touch with "Meetens" who may be able to supply you a manual for your engine. They may very well have parts for your engine too. Worth a go.
I believe that they are still in Epsom In Surrey.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: AlanSmith on March 15, 2012, 23:02
I've just bought a Qualcast Cultimatic Deluxe on ebay, but it didn't come with an instruction booklet. ( Briggs & Stratton 4HP engine )

Does anyone have a copy they could email me?

It seems in decent condition (starts 1st time), but the clutch cable could do with being adjusted as it's too loose.

Also ... can I use unleaded petrol in this model? I've looked all over the engine but cannot see a model number anywhere.

Thanks

Also, a bit of an explanation would be good. It has an arm on one handle for adjusting between stop and fast. It also has a bicycle type lever on one handle, which when pressed makes the blades spin, but it also has another brake type handle on the the other side. whats that for?This was a bit loose, but it appears to push a bar down onto the rubber belt.

### found the code!

Model 100232
Type 0564 01
Code 78091507
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: smud6ie on November 23, 2012, 16:00
Would it be posible to have the link to the manuals in the first post in this thread or a sticky pointing to it? instead of drilling down to the fifth post to find it.

smud6ie
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on November 23, 2012, 16:36
Of course it would, and a sensible idea it is too.
No sooner said than done. :D

!st post now has a link to the right page.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: smud6ie on November 23, 2012, 17:46
Of course it would, and a sensible idea it is too.
No sooner said than done. :D

!st post now has a link to the right page.

Thats easier,thanks
smud6ie
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: 09viewlake on January 05, 2013, 10:43
Newbie here desperately seeking......a manual for my Qualcast Cultimatic Super! I acquired it from the bay 18 months back and have been playing tunes on the carb to get it to start!Finaly (after busting and replacing the recoil starter) got it going yesterday  :D after re-gapping and cleaning the points. In an earlier post (11/2011) there was mention of a manual being scanned but I can't see one on the list of Old Rotovator Manuals? Any help would be much appreciated.  :)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: arugula on January 05, 2013, 10:47
Newbie here desperately seeking......a manual for my Qualcast Cultimatic Super!

Hi and welcome. :) Does your Qualcast have a Briggs and Stratton engine covered by one of those manuals?
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: 09viewlake on January 05, 2013, 10:59
I'm ok on the engine - it's a Suffolk 98g14. It's the chassis and drive/skid/transport wheels set up I am looking for and how to choose the drive pulleys for type of work etc - effectively how to use it and what attachments were made available.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on January 05, 2013, 11:56
Regretfully, if it's not on the list then we haven't got one.
UNLESS, some kindly soul sees your post and offers one for the collection..... ;)
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: 09viewlake on January 05, 2013, 12:36
On this topic on 5 Oct 2011 JOHN (Administrator) posted:

"I sent a rotovator manual - Qualcast Cultimatic Super - to John Harrison early in August together with a stamped addressed envelope for return but so far nothing. Shame if it's lost - I didn't keep a copy.

Hi Doug - good news, it had gone into the wrong postbox. There's an empty property up the hill and we checked its box which was filling. Redistributed the contents to the right houses. So, thanks for the note which made me check. I'll get it scanned this week and back in the post to you."

I sort of hoped that the intention was to add it to the list of manuals?

Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on January 05, 2013, 14:04
Good point well made.
Maybe it hasn't been put on the website as yet.
I'm sure that John will be able to confirm.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on January 06, 2013, 00:24
I'm afraid the developers may have missed the file when they did the new site. 8 months on and I'm still finding fault after fault. Trying to get things put right.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: edenmanor on April 08, 2013, 23:08
i have on loan an operators instruction and parts manual for a dowdeswell 352 . if you want i can scan and send you copies of the 22 pages. let me know if you are interested
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Gwiz on April 10, 2013, 17:43
always interested in more books :)
you can send them direct to John on
john@allotment-garden.org
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: celiacid on June 04, 2013, 16:02
I would very much like a copy fo instruction for a monro tiller III if anyone can help thanks
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Stocktonlad on August 03, 2013, 18:35
Hi
I took over my allotment year gone September and with it inherited a Norlett Beaver Powerspade rotavator with a Briggs and Stratton 2.5hp 4 stroke engine.  I'd like to overhaul it (it's ceased up) and get it into service but don't have any manuals for it.  The reference number on the engine is 80112 0242-01 7702110.  I've searched this site and Google to find a manual with no success does anyone have a copy by any chance?
Thanks
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: grendel on August 05, 2013, 18:01
the powerspade is a simple beast, just use the manual for the engine, the cutting head on the powerspade is rivetted pressed metal, so not easily servicable, but these are still available on the internet.
I have the older aspera engined version with a solid cast gearhead, but if the gearhead is not seized then you just need an engine manual (when I got mine it was seized, it turned out to be the gearhead which I stripped down and got working.
Grendel
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Stocktonlad on August 05, 2013, 20:51
Hi
Don't have a manual for the engine - been searching but no luck  :( - I guess I'll have to fall back on my old engineering skills!  Happy days.
Stocktonlad
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: grendel on August 06, 2013, 21:10
the manuals are linked on page 1 of this thread, several B&S manuals there - http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php
Grendel
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John Short49 on August 30, 2013, 12:42
Hi
Just joined the site.

We have a plot just south of Cambridge (approx. 1 acre under cultivation) where we grow veg, hard fruit and soft fruit. We are under the cosh at the moment harvesting soft fruit and veg. We currently have four chest freezers and tons of jam to get through so I am trying to get into wine making to use the fruit but donít seem to find the time.

I was looking for an Operating manual for a CAMON C10 rotavator which I have just bought via a well-known web based auction house. It worked well when I picked it up but it didnít have a O & M manual with. No problem I thought you can always get one on line or from the manufacturer. How wrong I was the manufacturer didnít want to know and referred me to a two page sheet on their web site which tells me nothing quoting H & S as the reason they cannot supply an O & M as the machine might be modified. I have heard it all now!

So the reason I am on this rant is to ask if anyone has a CAMON C10 O & M manual they can copy for me I would be most appreciative.


Still enjoy the gardening though.
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 30, 2013, 19:37
John would also like a copy for his manuals page.   :)

http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/

Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: vig on March 20, 2014, 00:44
Hi John

This is what i have re manuals that seem to be missing or named diffrently to your list:-

Camon C8 parts diags  and a user manual
Wico mag parts shown exploded with parts list in .jpg format
HatZ Diesel engine instructions and spare parts list
Howard BJ engine instructions and parts list
Howard Gem operating instructs
Howard Gem repair manual (.php file)
Howard Gem repair manual
Howard Gem series 3 and 4 insertion sheet
Howrd Gem series 3 instruction book and spare parts list
Howard Gem series V instruction book and spare parts list
Howard pre delivery inspection sheet
Howard rotavator book on rotavation 1958
Howard special bulletin AH2 Oct 1971
Jap 600 sv mk 3 t5 engine handbook
Kohler K Series Service Manua
kohler k301 engine manual with carb.pdf
LUCAS SR 1 Magneto.pdf
Lucas SR Magnetos book.pdf
Rotary Hoes Gem series 2 instruction book and parts list.pdf
Sachs diesel 500 engine parts list.pdf
Howard Twin cylinder bulletins.pdf
Howard Twin cylinder handbook 180 type.pdf
Howard Twin cylinder handbook 360 type.pdf
Howard Twin cylinder parts list.pdf
WICO A 955BZ magneto spec and parts list.pdf
Wico Magnetos series A parts list & instructions.pdf
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: John on March 21, 2014, 13:46
Hi Vig - copies for the site are very welcome.  My details are here: http://www.allotment-garden.org/contact.php
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: connaughtgreen on April 08, 2014, 18:18
i have a mountfield manor 3 which ten years ago I had a new engine put on it the other one just seized up. Im trying to find a manual on it anyone here know where I can get one  its a 5hp engine also im looking for one of those mantis things as the mountfield is getting a bit to handle  :( not getting any younger here  :(
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: mattkemp26 on July 02, 2014, 17:06
Hi ...I have a dowdeswell 352 that has just started cutting out...dont suppose you still have copy of manual
Thanks matt
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: 3 allotments on July 02, 2014, 20:42
i have a mountfield manor 3 which ten years ago I had a new engine put on it the other one just seized up. Im trying to find a manual on it anyone here know where I can get one  its a 5hp engine also im looking for one of those mantis things as the mountfield is getting a bit to handle  :( not getting any younger here  :(
Hi, there is lots of mantis tillers on ebay at various prices
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: tonyg on September 13, 2014, 15:00
hi there,
did you save a copy of the dowdeswell 352 manual?

love to have a look.

regards
Tony
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: tonyg on September 13, 2014, 15:08
Hi ...I have a dowdeswell 352 that has just started cutting out...dont suppose you still have copy of manual
Thanks matt

Did you manage to find anything, manual wise?
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: thomsclan on August 24, 2015, 12:54
I know some time has elapsed since the offer of a copy of Dowdeswell 352 manual was posted but I have just come across it after acquiring this machine and now am desperate to find a copy of the owners manual. Can anyone help

JoeT
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Topdog on December 12, 2015, 00:20
Hi there,

Does anyone have a monro tiller series 3 handbook that I can buy as I have just purchased such a machine?

Thanks
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: New shoot on December 12, 2015, 07:47
Hi there,

Does anyone have a monro tiller series 3 handbook that I can buy as I have just purchased such a machine?

Thanks

I'm afraid there is no buying or selling on the forum Topdog and its not a manual that is already on the main site.

http://www.allotment-garden.org/rotovator/index.php

I did find this site.  You have to register and log on to read or download the manual.  It just shows you blurred out print if you preview it without doing this, so I can't tell you if it is exactly what you are looking for or not. 

http://monro_tiller_manual.forumforyou.org/
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: wapello on May 10, 2016, 22:51
I have a manual for the Kohler engines ,,,,K91,,,K141,,,K161,,,K181,,K241,,,K301,,K321,,,K341,,, these are the ones
 Howard fit on there rotovators,,,if you need to know anything pm m first,,,,,
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: nippa on May 31, 2016, 11:10
hi new to site saw bb has a manuel for beaver power spade i was wondering if he could email a copy not sure i am doing this the right way not to computer savey. thanks nippa
Title: Re: Rotovator Instruction Books
Post by: Moreweeds on July 29, 2017, 20:34
Hello. New here and looking for a manual / instructions for a Mountfield Manor 5R Rotavator. Managed to find one for the 55R but unsure of the difference. Any help appreciated. Thank you