This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the tine guard on a Mantis tiller. The most common reasons for replacing the tine guard are when it is damaged or missing.
All of the information for this tine guard replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Mantis Tools needed: 7/16th inch socket and wrench, 5/16th inch socket, 3/8 inch socket Step-By-Step Instructions 1 Before you replace the tine guard on your tiller make sure the engine has cooled and the on-off switch is in the “off” position. 2 We recommend performing this procedure with little or no fuel in the tank. 3 Now tip the tiller forward so it rests on the fuel tank and tine guard. 4 Use a 7/16th inch socket and wrench to remove the nuts and bolts securing the handle assembly. 5 Pull the assembly off and set it aside. 6 Use a 5/16th inch socket to loosen the bolt to release the transmission housing from the engine flange. 7 Now use a 3/8th inch socket to unthread the mounting bolts securing the tine guard to the transmission housing. 8 Note the orientation of the old tine guard then pull it off. 9 Install the new tine guard by aligning it on the transmission housing. 10 Thread the mounting bolts and tighten. 11 Confirm that the drive shaft is fully seated then insert the transmission housing into the engine flange making sure there is no gap. 12 Tighten the bolt to secure. 13 With one clamp positioned on a bolt, insert the bolt through the rear holes of the handle arms. 14 Position the second clamp and thread the nut loosely. 15 Now align the handle assembly on the transmission housing. 16 Insert the second bolt thread the nut and tighten both nuts to secure. 17 With the repair completed return the tiller to its upright position.