My friend has a Troy Bilt Econo-Horse tiller sitting in his garage from the previous homeowner. He’s never used it. It looks like it has a spot for a battery, but there is no battery and no key. Can it be easily converted to a pull start?

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    Why not just order a replacement lock. (which will come with a matching key), install that and a battery, and see if it starts? You may even be able to order a key based on the machine's model and serial numbers; contact the manufacturer's customer service department. – keshlam Apr 2 '15 at 20:39
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    .. or just hot-wire it. Just open it up and manually make the connection that the key would have made. – Dave Tweed Apr 2 '15 at 20:42
  • Well, I would have to purchase a battery for either of those options. I was hoping I could convert it to pull start for less money. – Stainsor Apr 2 '15 at 21:48
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    If it's a Honda utility engine which comes with both pull and electric start like what's on my BCS tractor... Disconnect the magneto ground, open the fuel stop-cock, set the choke and pull. Not enough info, the Troy-Bilt Econo-Horse line is broad enough to include a multitude of engines used. – Fiasco Labs Apr 3 '15 at 2:15
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because small engine repair is off-topic – Machavity Oct 18 '19 at 15:43

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