Ryobi Cultivator tines don't rotate when digging

Old 04-30-11, 02:31 PM
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Ryobi Cultivator tines don't rotate when digging

I have a Ryobi RY60511A cultivator that will run fine but the tines don't rotate with the power they should have. The unit will basically walk across the ground powered by the tines but as soon as I try to make it dig into the ground, the tines just grind to a halt. I'm thinking it's something with the drive unit but am looking for some opinions before I start tearing things apart.
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Those usually have a centrifugal clutch and it sounds like the friction material on it is getting worn down too far or it's had oil leaked on it.
Old 04-30-11, 04:54 PM
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Another thing, Mike, it could be sheared drive pins on the tines. They will work for a short time off friction, but when you dig, they fail. Just something else to check out. Oh, welcome to the forums!!

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