old Homelite Rototiller parts?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Ironic, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Ironic

    Ironic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    Hey guys,
    I need help finding a parts manual for an old ('80s?) homelite rototiller.
    It was given to a friend of mine, and I was able to get it running for him.
    but it has parts that are "iffy" and will need to be replaced eventually.

    the 1st problem I have with finding parts is: I can't find a model number anywhere on the thing!
    and 2nd, I can't find any info at all on any homelite rototillers.
    3rd, I'm not very computer literate:rolleyes: which makes it hard to find stuff

    so I thought I'd ask here! Thanks for reading!:waving:
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. Ironic

    Ironic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 353

    Thanks for the reply, Restrorob. I'll check those out today.
    have a good day out there!:waving:
  4. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    "Homelite" is not made in the U.S.A. anymore. It's an overseas company now (Korea, I think).

    There are no manuals available for anything made prior to 2000(?), when they were owned by John Deere.

    As an aside, I (tried to) repair an 2-year-old handheld leafblower by homelite, only to find out that the only parts available were the manual, the tubes, and the decals.

    Go Figure. I told the lady to junk it and buy one from a dealer.
    She said - "I can get 2 or 3 at Home Depot for the same price at a dealer."
    Then I said - "Yes you can, but how much is your time and aggravation worth?"
    She thought about that a minute and purchased a new blower from me.

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