Doing the running-in of a power tiller correctly
Competent and correct running-in of a new power tiller is a guarantee that it will serve you for a long time and without breakages of the most important systems. In any instruction manual the rules of the product usage are clearly spelled out, as well as the recommended loads and rest periods for the power tiller.
Running in is done immediately after purchase or after a complete overhaul. Before starting the running-in, you need to do the following:
- Tighten the bolts and other fasteners;
- check the technical condition of the steering and brakes;
- Adjust the handlebar to a comfortable position;
- check the condition of the bearings and oil seals;
- Lubricate clean and dry parts, pour oil into the crankcase (lubricants and fuel should be used that,
- that is recommended by the manufacturer).
The first thing a power tiller requires is to “run in” all the parts and assemblies of all the machine’s systems. In connection with this, the running-in period is carried out at low loads for about the first 20 hours of operation of the equipment. After the completion of the running-in, also re-inspect all the systems and assemblies of the motoblock, lubricate them.
How to run the single axle tractor properly?
Run-in on your power tiller right after you buy it or after a complete overhaul. Before you start the running-in process you need to do the following
- tighten bolts and other fasteners;
- Check the technical condition of the steering and brakes;
- Adjust the handlebar to a comfortable position;
- Check the condition of the bearings and oil seals;
- Clean and dry parts lubricate, fill the crankcase with oil (lubricants and fuel should be used that,
- The first hours of work with a new bumper is defined as the break-in period.).
The first thing you must do after running-in is to “calibrate” all parts and assemblies of the machine. That is why you run the engine under low loads for about the first 20 hours. After the running-in period is complete, all the systems and assemblies of the power tiller are inspected and lubricated.
The first hours of operation with a new power tiller is defined as the break-in period. During this period you should not use the engine at high rpm. Also do not use the single axle tractor for long and hard work.
At the end of the running-in period it is necessary to choose the optimum engine operation mode corresponding to the load of each type of work on the power tiller. Unreasonably high engine speeds reduce engine life, which is especially evident in the absence of load on the transmission.
How to start the new engine properly we will try to know from the instruction manuals and user manuals of the leading manufacturers of power tillers in Russia. Here is a selection of points running-in of the power tiller. All the instructions are available on our site.
Running in of the MKM-3 Lander (LANDER) power tillage The first 20 hours of the MKM-3 motoblock operation is the period of testing the engine and transmission parts, therefore no overloading of the MKM-3 during this period is allowed.During the run-in period the soil should not be cultivated to the depth of more than 12 cm with a single pass with the help of cultivators without additional sections.Engine running-in mode: without load. 2500 rpm. 10 min without load. 3000 rpm. 10 min without load. 3600 rpm. 10 min load of 30%. 3600 rpm. 10 min load of 60%. 3600 rpm. 10 min
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Running in of the Neva MB 23
Long and reliable operation of the power tiller is ensured by correct operation, timely maintenance and correct use of the tool during the initial period.
First 20 hours. The engine and transmission run-in period is the starting period for your MotoBlock.
Do NOT overload the machine during this time.
Cultivate the soil during the run-in period with 4 tillers in several passes and to a depth of no more than 10 cm at a time.
Do not overload the single axle tractor when working on heavy and stony soils when working with the main interchangeable implements.
When using your power tool as a means of transport, its mass must not exceed 200 kg. (150 kg for MB 2 with SUBARU EX-17 engine, etc.).)
Check the engine oil level daily and top up if necessary. Check and retighten screw joints.
Change oil in the engine for the first time (according to engine manual/operating instructions).
Check and, if necessary, adjust the tension in the drive belt and the left hand wheel release.
Running in of Oka motoblock with Lifan engine (Lifan), etc.
Note that the first 30 hours of operation is break-in time. It is not permissible to overload the power tiller during this period.
Carry out 2-3 passes over a depth of 10 cm per pass.
Use the throttle lever no more than 2/3 of its travel.
Do not overload the single axle tractor with clay soils for a long time (more than 2 hours).
Do not start work without checking the engine and gearbox.
Failure to observe the above paragraphs may lead to destruction of the connecting rod and piston group, engine jamming and increased gearbox wear of your power tiller.
Running in the engine oil level (Example from Zirka LX 1090D instruction manual). Single-axle tractor model LX 1090D is a drive and pull type unit, these power tillers are equipped with diesel engines models 180, R180, 185, 185N, 190, 190N)
Running in of the Belarus O8H-09H
A new single axle tractor should be run in for 50 h before operation. During the running-in period all the parts of the walking tractor gradually warm up, which increases the service life of all the parts and assemblies. Always run-in under partial load on light transport work.
Running in of a new engine for a motor block. extract from the instruction sheet of Motor Sich
Do not run a new engine at full load immediately. During initial operation the engine should pass preliminary run-in, which is necessary for running-in of the rubbing parts.
Working at full power without a running-in period may cause fast wear of friction surfaces, seizure, scuffing and breakage. Therefore, a new engine requires special attention and care during the initial period of operation.
Engine run-in time should be at least 60 hours.
During the engine run-in period, comply with the following rules:
After completing the running-in period, correct any faults noted and perform:
a) check reliability of fastening and, if necessary, tighten all bolts and nuts with the torque according to table 3.3;
b) works according to paragraphs 8 and 9 of the maintenance. table 3.2;
c) inspect the spark plug and, if necessary, clean it from carbon deposits;
d) removal in the housing cover (4), according to Fig. 5.2, K65T carburetor (engine “Motor S1ch 05853-03” (MS-10P-03)) throttle lift limiter (2).
Running in the engine for your ZiD 4.5, UMS-5A, UMS-6A, UMS-5B
Old style manuals described in great detail various aspects of engine and tractor maintenance. Here is an example:
Running-in period for a new Agat
WARNING! The first 25 hours of operation is the break-in period. Do not operate the powerpack at high engine power or overload it during this period. Till the soil at a depth of up to 10 cm per pass in 2-3 passes. Do not move the throttle lever more than 3/4 of its travel during this period. Avoid prolonged periods of work (more than 10 min) to achieve the optimum degree of soil compaction.) idle speed of the tractor.
It is important to pay attention to the period after the break-in period, or more precisely the first service. As long as the single axle tractor and engine are new, change the oil in the engine and gearbox more often and check the oil level.
How to properly run-in the single axle tractor?
Today the market offers a wide variety of power tillers: Kentavr, Neva, Shtenli, Lifan, etc. etc., many of them are equipped with Subaru engine, air-cooled and other details. But despite the variety of sizes, capacities and design features, the running-in of absolutely all the above units is as follows:
- First, fill up the tank. And use quality fuel for this. This rule is elementary, but practice shows that some beginners simply forget about it during the first running-in period;
- Try to always check the oil and keep it at the same level. Fill up when it becomes necessary;
- Start the single-axle tractor. Run it at a medium rpm and then change speed and power, but not too fast and not too often. In this case, the main thing is patience, because, according to the rules, the running-in should last for several hours. The process involves not only lapping all the elements of the device, but also the adaptation of the operator to control the machine;
- The last step is to check the function. A person can perform all basic tasks, the main thing is not to overdo it with speed and load. Everything should be done gradually.
An important point: never run the engine of a power tiller at idle speed. Those who do so significantly reduce the “life” of machines. After all the work is done, the oil in the machine must be changed.
It is always necessary to remember that power tillers are the same as cars and they need constant care and attention. If a man will do everything possible for the “health” of the technique, it will thank him with a long service life and the absence of unforeseen troubles in the form of broken parts, etc. п.
Running in of various models of a power tiller
Motoblocs are very handy devices, which are offered in a large range of. Each tractor should be accompanied by an instruction booklet, which describes in detail how and for how long to run-in a specific model. Most often there is a section in Russian in the manual. This applies even to imported models, such as “Subaru”.
The following rules are considered common for this class of equipment: the running-in time should be about 10 hours, but it is not recommended to load the motocultivator to the maximum. The running-in period for the Neva or LANDER power tiller should be about 20 hours, the Oka with the Lifan engine should be run-in for 30 hours, and it is not recommended to overload the Zirka during the first 50 hours of work. No single-axle tractor should be accelerated to maximum parameters. The first time you should not submerge the equipment in the soil for more than 10 cm.
If you follow all the rules and carefully use a single-axle tractor, it will serve you a long time and will become a reliable helper for a farmer.
How to run-in a single axle tractor
Running in of a diesel or gasoline tractor is the lapping of all elements and details in its system or unit. The process is performed under low loads for the first 20 hours of operation of the machine, on average.
There are four points to follow for a proper running-in:
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- Check the engine oil level. If it is deficient, top up above the minimum mark on the dipstick.
- Before starting work, fill the tank with fuel of the brand and quality required by the instruction manual.
- Control the engine for a few hours at medium working speed. The engine should be in every gear, from the first to the last.
- During the running-in process, the new single-axle tractor is tested in functional modes. Tillage and ploughing are done, as well as transporting loads according to manufacturer’s specifications.
It is important to remember! At the end of the running-in period, the oil in the engine and transmission units of the machine is replaced.
Also be aware: when the single axle tractor is stationary it is forbidden to run the engine at full throttle.
Preparing the tractor for running-in
Beforehand it is necessary to prepare machinery for the first start.
Specifics of this process:
All the bolts and fasteners are properly and firmly fastened;
Brake and steering systems are working properly. The steering is in the standard position;
Bearings and oil seals are in normal condition, worn parts are replaced;
Lubricate all the machine parts (that need to be lubricated) according to the instruction manual. This process must be carried out very carefully; the oil must not get soiled.
Neva tractor with Subaru engine
This single-axle tractor has been running in for 20 hours (like other Neva models with different engines). The single axle tractor must not be overloaded during this period. Cultivation should not be more than 10 cm, and transport loads weighing no more than 200 kg.
Centaur power tillers
Running-in of the air-cooled Kentavr engine should be carried out according to a clear algorithm:
- during the first three hours the engine must run at one third of its capacity;
- drain the oil from the engine and transmission units and replace it with new oil;
- Allow 4 hours after that to run 2/3 of the engine capacity.
Also keep in mind the load limits and after the running-in period. Make regular inspections and repairs.
Oka power tillers with Lifan engine
This model is run-in for about 30 hours, performing simple work with minimal loads. When running in with an attachment, remember the following rules:
- Do not work for more than 2 hours on difficult ground (e.g. clay soil);
- Allow throttle to open 2/3 open;
- ploughing to a depth of 10 cm with a single pass.
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Without running in the power tiller you must not start using it in full. If you don’t do this, you will encounter many deformations and breakages. Also, the unit may be unstable if it is not run-in beforehand. And what is worse, the premature failure of the machine is probable. This is a sure road to expensive repairs or even replacing the problematic device.
It is important to understand that preparation for work is no less responsible activity than the operation itself. If people try to break in a single-axle tractor without understanding the rules, it breaks down in almost 100% of cases
Then the necessary repairs turn out to be even more expensive. It is important to note that if the overhaul was carried out, overhaul the machine and its engine will have to run in again. Without this there is nothing to think that a single-axle tractor will work properly for a long time.