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    Default Old troy built tiller questions

    Hey I'm new here and to owning a tiller. Not new to owning old stuff cuz that's all I can afford. Got an older troy built horse for $175 that supposedly runs. Previous owner I guess let it sit for a long time and the gas tank rusted out. Has a 5 horse Briggs on it model # for it is #132232. Serial # for tiller is
    # 141227. Can someone please tell me a time frame of manufacture on either?

    Also any links for parts would be very appreciated. Have been to the troy built site and they want a model# for it and there isn't one on it that I can see.


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    ssehon

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    ssehon your sn indicates a 1975 model. I suspect that you have a horse model. However I would suggest that you join the troybilttillers club on yahoo. If you post a pic it would help indentify your tiller. Welcome aboard. Ben

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    Thanks Ben. Will look into the yahoo group.

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    Default Re: Old troy built tiller questions

    The 5 HP Briggs tells me it either is a smaller model than a Horse, or it's been repowered. Any pics?
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    Default Re: Old troy built tiller questions

    Here's some pics.





    These are the only #'s that aren't part #'s or serial. Are they model #'s for the tiller?



    This is the info off of the briggs engine. Sucks having missing #'s
    Appreciate any info I can get. Need a gas tank in a bad way and need info to find right part.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Old troy built tiller questions

    On older Troy Bilt Horse models, the tiller SN is on the left part of the engine mount as shown with the white tape in this photo. On newer models, the tiller SN is on a tab on the top right side of the transmission housing.

    I think those numbers cast into the side of the cast housing are part numbers.

    You have the Briggs engine model number 132232. The type gives further information, but that model number should be a good starting place to find more information at your Briggs dealer. I think you have an engine that someone swapped off another machine. I don't think it came with your tiller.

    I bought a Briggs gas tank a couple of years ago and it wasn't cheap.
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    The serial # I posted came off of a tab on the right side of the tranny housing. Is this engine big enough to handle the task asked of it? Hope so because it's gonna have to this year unless I stumble across a deal.

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    Default Re: Old troy built tiller questions

    I think they used to sell these with a 6 hp Techsemseh (never could spell it correctly). As long as you take reallistic bites using your depth control, I think 5 HP will work. There are a lot of tillers with 5 hp engines out there.

    Are the tines and gear box still tight?

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    Haven't had it running yet so I don't know. Gas tank was off of it when I got it. Rusted badly on the inside and a pin hole in the side. Any ideas how to get the rust out of the inside of the tank?

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    Default Re: Old troy built tiller questions

    Tilt it up and shake on the tine assembly.

    I think there have been some other threads on gas tank cleaning that may have better ideas, but I suppose you can put some gravel rocks in there and shake it just enough to knock the rust loose. The local auto parts place will have some expoxy to patch the pinhole.

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