I purchased a Sears rear tine tiller with dual rotating tines last fall off Craiglist. It said make offer, brand new, never used. Upon inspection, it was brand new. Gentleman said his friend worked at Sears and this one was a display model. He thought he was going to put in a garden, but never did. When he started it, that smoke from a new engine came out of the exhaust. He stated he had never started it either. The paint had nary a scratch on it. No dirt had ever touched the tines. I got it home, fired it up and began to play with it in the back yard. I was tilling under the fall plants when the tines stopped turning. Hmmmm, first, check the shear bolts, ok both are intact. Next I took the cover off the belt. Nothing there. Oh well, I took the tines off to get a better handle on things and to my surprise , the tine axle slid right out. A quick check of the parts manual showed what it should have looked like. The weld had failed after about sixty seconds of work in easy soil. I contacted Sears, I've had great customer service from them in the past. They said there was a two year warranty, but the serial number put it 6 months out of warranty. I have never tackled such a project, but there is always a first time. I ordered the part, but as winter set in, I had to move the Elec Trak E20 into my small garage. That took up a lot of space. It was pretty tight and pretty cold. Now it's March and we have just had two weeks of 60's, 70's and even three days of low 80's. Do you think I had any time off then, nope. Today was high of 37 and full sun. I moved out a few things, fired up the kerosene heater and got started. I took pictures, not so much to post, but keep track of what went where. I had a bad setting on the camera, so most of them are badly colored. This was what I started with. Progress is being made. It wasn't bad getting to the above point. Now it gets a bit more interesting. Lots of places for me to mess up is what I was thinking. New part installed. Now time to reverse and put it back together. How did it come out, out of file size. Next post will show the results.