Craftsman 917.271832 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
21.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271832
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon _Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 12
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19
Maintenance ....................................... 19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ............................................... 29
Troubleshooting .................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................ 34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of pumhase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubdcated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning
your Craftsman dding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home
warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only
while this product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commemial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATI'ERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warrant'/service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman dding equipment
to your nearest Sears Service Center, In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal dghts, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructions in the manual and on the
controland tipover accidents, which can remachine before starting.
sult in severe in ury or death. AJl stopes
requ re extra caution. If you cannot back up
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
familiar with the instructions,to operate
mow it.
the machine.
DO:
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
limbs, etc.
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven
enters the area.
terrain couldovertum the machine. Taft
• Never carry passengerS.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow in reverse unlessabsolutely
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
necessary. Always look down and
that you wirr not have to stop or shift
whire on the slope.
behind before and while backing.
Follow the manufacturer's recommenda• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
tions for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower withouteither
weights to improve stability.
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
placa.
• Slow down before turning.
the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Arways turn off blades, set
and gradual. Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, end remove
changes in speed or direction.
keys before dismounting.
Avoid startingor stopping on a slope. If
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
• Stop engine before removing grass
and proceed slowly straightdown the
catcher or unclogging chute.
slope.
DO NOT:
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
• Do not operate the machine while under
and then, turn slowly and gradually
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
downhill, if possible.
• Watch for trafficwhen operatingnear or
• Do not mow near drep-offs, ditches, or
crossing roadways,
embankments. The mower could
• Use extra care when loading or unloadsuddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
ing the machine into a traileror truck.
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
• Data indicatesthat operators, age 60
caves in.
years and above, are involved in a large
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
percentage of riding mower-related
traction could cause sliding.
injuries. These operators should
• Do not try to stabilizethe machine by
evaluate their ability to operate the riding
putting yourfoot on the ground.
mower safely enough to protect them• Do notuse grass catcher on steep
selves and others from serious injury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carP/children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV, SERVICE
• Usa extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container,
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke,
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regulady.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as recks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
" Usa slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• DO not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
,_Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION.q BECOMEALERTfl! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_ CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_, CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load. while on a slope, is
dangerous. "fires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_ILWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
_b CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
3.5 GALLONS
CAPACITY
UNLEADED
ANDTYPE:
REGULAR
OILTYPE
(API+SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION RJ19LM
IGAP: .030")
OR JtgLM
GROUND SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH):
1sT
1.2
2"o
1,5
3m°
2.4
4 TM
3.5
5 TM
4.8
6 TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1,5
TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BA'I-[ERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN, CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U1 R
27-35 F'£ LBS,
3LADE BOLT
TORQUE:
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you
the best possible dependability and
pedormance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY
RULES".Repair AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store
for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and usingyour tractor.
• Follow the instructionsunder "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_I, WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass+covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A Spark
arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this
manual).
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier, Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below,
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Pliers
(1) "13repressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels fiat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
6. Assemble large fiat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and gritt.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncturetires
where tractor is to rolloff skid.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
A'FI'ACHSTEERINGWHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
SOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: "nghtenbelt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque.
2. Place tabs of staedng boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
HOWTO SET UPYOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATrERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: It this battery is put intoservice
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (Sea =BATrERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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Label
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1, Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor,
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat Pan_
o,d°r
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift
lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward oft skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
A.WARNING: Before starting read
understand and fo ow a nstructons n
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
t. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to tst gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4, Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
_II,CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
Deflector
Shield "_
Mulcher
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is importantfor best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
reptacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Vedfy that the belts
are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor,check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Latch
Hooks
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V'CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for JeveJing).
,/Check mower end drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
/" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATrERY
CAUTION
OR
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
WARNING
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ENG,NEOFF
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HIGH
LOW
PARKING
SRAKE
ENGAGED
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE
HAZARDS
A'rFACHMENT
IGNITION
CLUTCH
DISENGAGED
(SEE
SAFETY
RULES
SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutOma6cModels¢_ly)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS ANO FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READTHISOWNER'S
MANUAL
ANDSAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare
theillustrations
withyourtractor
tofamiliarize
yourself
withthelocationsof
variouscontrolsand adjustments. Save this manualfor futurereference,
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
Li_:_t
Switch
Choke Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Control _
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
Height
Indicator
Parking Brake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROI-I'LE CONTROL: Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the |
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
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HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat withoutfirst setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in =BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Choke
Control
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle _
Control \
, Position
Parking Brake
Pedal
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
Position
"Brake"
Position
Gearshift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
,_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position;to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
startinga cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractorto a complete
stop before shitting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cuffing performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice, Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are propedy adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position, Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-rlNG
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder belt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8÷16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel
"_
Bracket
3/8-16 Locknut3/8
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES °
disengage attachment clutch control
,_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
AttachmentClutch
Lever "Engaged"_
Attachment LiftLever
HighPosition
Position_::
"Disengaged"--/_----_ _'_1 ) /_._ Low
Position
_ __
./__,_/"-_ Position
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TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
at the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
* If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
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Gauge Wheel
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TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATrACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. 33ras can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of yourtractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil flU cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level, If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change o_1tor easier starting(See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Usa fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oit with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_i, WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
• I,CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel Do not store, spiltor use
gasoline near an open flame,
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TO START ENGINE
Wben sta,'_rotbe er_ne fortbe first_me or if
• e engineI-msrun outof fuel,il wgltake exlra
crankingtimeto movefuelfromthe tank tothe
engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutraJ(N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Beforestarting,read the warm and
co!d starting procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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MOWING TIPS
MULCHING
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one ortwo
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass wig plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-upgrass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recuttingaction of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the eady
afternoon. At thistime the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
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LUBRICATION
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractordoes not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructedin thismanual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustmentssection of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
t. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
Zork
Front
Wheel
Beadng
Zerk
CHART
Spindle
Zerk
Wheer
Bearing
Zork
Gearshift
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Pivots
@SAE 30 or tow30 motor oil
@General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and did that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricatingbearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
It tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. "13resealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem
immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine,
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex belt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade belt is grade 8 heat
treated,
TrailingEdae Up
MandrelAssembly
"_. BladeCenter _ .-._L
3_'-Hex Bolt(Grade 8)°
*A Grade8 heattreatedboltcan be identified
bysix lines on the bolthead.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade
is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructionssupplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel belt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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5/8"
or Pin _
lade
/
CenterHole
BA'I-rERY
when used above 32°F. Check your
Yourtractor
hasabattery
charging
system engine oil level more frequently to avoid
whichissufficient
fornormal
use.How- possible engine damage from running
ever,pedodic
charging
ofthebattery
with low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. ]ighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers,
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary,
TO CLEAN BA'I-FERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and did on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BA'I-I'ERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-be_tsfor deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open. pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto tO the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipsticktube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level, Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil DrainValve
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
temperature.
and -----../_=_ --_._"_'_| ..- "
LsckedI
Position
according to your expected operating
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
_1
Close
Ca
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DrainTube
CLEAN
AIRSCREEN
Airscreen
mustbekeptfreeofdirtand
chafftoprevent
engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT: Petreleum solvents,such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause deterioration of
the cartridge. Do not oil certndge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge.
Knob
_over
_
Wing Nut _
TopAir Guide
_;over
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
_,_
EngineCooling
Cartridge
i_late
+',,
_"-'-
Fins _
Cartridge
Air Scre_
Cover
(Both
Sides)
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirtyair filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hoursof operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every 100
hoursof operation or every season,
whichever occursfirst.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
t, Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2, Slide foam pre*ctsaner off cartridge,
3, Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
4, Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
5, Saturate it in engine oil, Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
No'rE: If very dirty or damaged, reptace
pre-cleaner.
6, Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7, Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s),
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
2, Carefully remove certridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor,
3, Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler,air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in e shortened
engine life.
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2, Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position,
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key "OFF" end remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannol
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
rightside of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring oft pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
-_
-
Square Hc4e
Clutch S
Anti-Swa
Front Link
Collar
Housing
(Both Sides)
Guide
Large
Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or ddveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual),
If tires are over or underinflated, you will
not properly adjust your mower,
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front linksan equal number of
turns.
• When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at frontthan rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front linksan
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F"against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A"on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only,
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will
change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
BottomEdge
_
of Mowerto(----_/L_--_--_of
r°und
Mandrel
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o
o'°
BottomEdge
Mowerto
BothFrontUnks Shouldbe Equalin Length
Suspension
Arm
.Nut "E"
Lift Link Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJ USTM ENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Trunnion
Nut "P'_
FrontLinks
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake,
BELT REMOVAL1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt oft both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys,
3. Pun belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
Pulley _,_
_:_,___'/_
._
_L,,f/
Mandrel
lley
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level sudace. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationery idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt stacktoward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward frontof tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine
Pulley
TO ABJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requiresmore than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear on a level dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be adjusted•
1. Depress clutcl'vbrake pedal and
engage parking brake•
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut =A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
"Engaged"
N_'A"
With Parking Brake
_3_o_am
Clutching
idler /
yn_
Stationary
Idler
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position.The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
freely, the transaxle is in neutral,
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in frontof the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
N_
era_ng Arm
25
Neutral
Lock Gate
GearshiftLever
_Adjustment
Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
hohzontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE= On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to stow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your Iooal parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK
BATTERY
ACAUTION: Lead-acidbatteries generate
explosive gasss. Keepsparks,flame and
smokingmaterialsaway from battenes.
Always wear eye protec_onwhen around
batteries.
If yourbattery istooweak to startthe engine,it
shouldbe recharged.(See "BATTERY" inthe
MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If "jumper cables"are used foremergency
starting,foUowthisprocedure:
IMPORTANT: Yourtractorisequ_opedwith a
12 voif negativegrounded system. T_ other
vehical must also be a 12 voltnegative
grounded system. Do not use your tractor
battery to start othervehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER o
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive" (+)
Washers
Rso,n,og
Square Key
_
_=,-_w,--
(Rear Wheel Only)
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"Negative" (-)
REPLACING BAI"I'ERY
TO REPLACE FUSE
_I_CAUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and cerefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-infuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hoed.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine end liftoft of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
onnector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be pedormed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'I-I'LE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against side of
quarter cimle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
Hex
Terminal
Access
Cable
Terminal
Guard
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the gdll.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poody,stop running,or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electdcal wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
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TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable, If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable untiechoke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4 Reassemble air cleaner.
Choke Closed
Choke
Lever
Screw
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw In
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SE'FFING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
are adjusted properly (see above).
2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw
In (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL SETTING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
2. With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle fever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw In (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise) until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
4. Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION TEST5. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
settingcan be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified
servicecenter,which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Idlepeed
ew
Idle Mixture
Screw
ThrottleLever
Idle Speed
Throttle
Lever
28
_
Id!e
Mixture
Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_CAUT ON Never store th(ptractor with
gasoline in the tank inside aouilding
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuet system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experiance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage,
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylioder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture, Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust,
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor whUe
engine and exhaust areas are still warm,
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TROUBLESHOO_NG
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "ro START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
14. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty airfilte_
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fueltilter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7 Waterin fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
B. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
t0,Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Mill not start
1, Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3, Engine flooded.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery,
4,
5.
6.
7.
8.
Englnewillnot
turn over
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
qualified service center.
adjustment.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed,
2, Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faultyoperatorpresence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Englneclicksbut
wlllnotstart
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace batter
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Coonect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins
12.Clean/replece muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Enginecontlnues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poor cut-uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. _ghten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level,
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
end trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel,
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Mower blades wlll
not rotate
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
Poor grass
discharge
1. Engine speed too slow.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF.
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
1. Bad battery ceil(s),
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator,
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine"OFF"
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1, Place throttle control in
=PAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
7. Clean underside of mower
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9, Reinstall blades sharp edge
down,
10.Improper blades used.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual,
11.Clean around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Remove obstruction.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch,
Check wiring and connec
tions.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connec
tions.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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1. Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds befon
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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917.271832
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
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AMMETER
[OPTK3_AL)
FUSE
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SEATSWITCH
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(NOTOCC _UPLED),
(OPTIONAL)
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UNIT
FUEL'
PLUG
SPARK
GAP
O-(2 PLUGS ON
TWI_ CYL ENGINES)
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NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR iS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM,
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAl. SOURCE,
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT iDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST,
DIODE
:ALTERNATOR
HEADLIGHTS
F
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
56
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
175688
4152,.I
4799J
146148
175158
735104_0
145491
1213_5X
175566
140403
178437
711104(_
131563
178861
121433X
141940
174905(_
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt, Etr Front I/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Push-In
Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Cra;lsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
CoverTerminal
So_encid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. 8.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
12
57
3
14
36
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TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
20
2:3
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
211
212
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Chassis Assemb4y
D_
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bo!l, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH.
Clip Tinne rman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Tndrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
P_te Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuct Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8ol 6 Unc
Grille/Lens Asm
Lens, Grille
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Suppod
Screw Tndrct 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly
Nut Lock w/Insert 114-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grilk_ Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Air Duct P/I. B&S
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Ctownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl
Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swayb_" Chessis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot ChassisJHood
Cuphelder
Bolt Sheulder 5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3,/8-16 x 1/2
Nut Hexflange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
SlIT,%n3710
155927
145660
172107X010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
156437
124028X
19131312
ST_341437
178987X558
155217X599
175692X558
13_976
1749_-_(_
175710
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
S'1_$22507
140547
$1_533707
154798
$1IT041437
158112
17060620
1757_
154966
175582
156524
155123X42B
170165
17676506
17670606
145212
165919
5479J
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
GROUND DRIVE
212
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
3_
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
........
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (see Breakdown)
Peerless 266-545C
146682
Spring, Return. Brake
123666X
Pulley, Transaxla
120000_8
Ring, Retainer
121520X
Strap, Torque
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
165866
Rod Shifter Fe_der STLT
$1_56121g
Pin, Cotter
105701X
Washer, Shift Plate
74_12
Butt t/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
100404_0
Washer Lock Hvy Helica[
738005(_
Nut LOCkHx W/ins 5/16-18
STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1Gr 5
$I_o41437
Nut
106_33X
Knob
13G804
Rod, Brake
S_1237
NUt
106888X
Spring, Brake Rod
STD551037 Washer
S'I_561210
Pin
175765
Rod, parking Brake
71673
Cap, parking Brake
16.9592
Bracket, Transaxle
$1_523107
Bolt
175578
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
120183X
Beanng, Nylon
ST_o51062
Washer
STC571810 Roll Pin
165936
Pufley, Conlposlte, Flat
74760648
Belt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3
175461
Spacer, Split
175556
Keeper, Belt, Idler
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga,
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
154407
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry Stl
1232_5X
Retainer, Belt
ST0523715 Bolt
STD541437 NUtCrown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
STD541431 Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
165710X
Unk, Clutch
10570gx
Spdng, Clutch Retum
17060616
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
13(_801
V-Belt. Ground Drive
169691
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
KEY PART
NO. NO.
62
6_
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
212
8883R
175410
71170764
STi_51143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
1235&3X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
15(_60
158391X428
124346X
STD624003
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900660
74490540
175456
19133210
166002
16.5589
165494
721_
736804(X)
74780416
18091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
178394
169613
16_593
72110614
145212
DESCRIPTION
Cover, pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, FooI-Proo!
Guide, Mower Drive Be_t,R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga,
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spdng,Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, NylOCk
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Tnding, Wsh Hd t/4
Retainer Bpdng 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Bqneck 3/8-16 x 1
NUt Lock Fig. 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
W_sher Srrtod 5/161D x 1.t 25
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift LI
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-2OUnc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x 281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lit
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner SnapIn
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Cart. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
STEERING
_n
&
I
i
4O
917.271832
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
STEERING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
3O
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
13976B
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
1_
3266R
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17C_0612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD54t431
74780520
$33Y_23710
160367
72146618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
Steedng Wheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly. L.H,
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Stee heg Column
Drnglink
W_sher, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/6-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod,Tk3
Bushing, Steedng
Screw
Inset1. Steedng Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gdpco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steehng Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extemsion Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap,Spindle
Fitting, Grease
NutLockHexw/Ins.
S/16-18UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer .AxJe
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
AxJe, Brace
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
FastnerChdstmas Tree
Boff Shouioer 7/16-20
Clip Steering
85
88
91
NOTE: hJIcomponent dimensions g_ven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25A mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271832
ENGINE
2
1_
14
38
13
81
_17
_5
12
32
31
33
39
33
29
\
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
I
42
ENGINE
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
38
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
Control, Throt Paddle
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, (See 13reakdown) No. 461707-0147-E1
Muffler Exhaust
I_xhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Seres
Heat Shield Lt
Washer LOCkHvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75
Gasket, Muffler
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x 1-1F2Tytt
Shield, BmJDbr Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Gap FuelGuage
Clamp, HoSe
Spacer Pad
Line,Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
Pad Idler
Screw Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Starter Nut
170547
17720410
......
149723
144_
1_
138129
171877
145.552
ST[_51125
S_T-a22507
165287
148456
ST_o51237
17490624
169837
145996
7_
1529_7
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543FI
148315
109387X
17000612
7351C4(_
NOTE: All component dimensions g;ven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
SEAT
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
19
11
12
140123
140551
71110618
19131610
145006
STD541437
124t81X
170(XJ616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
Seat 3350 BIk_lk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1,5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mour=ting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976)(
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Spilt 28 X g6 Zinc
Spheg Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 8 Zinc
BoltShoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex LoCk w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: AJlcomponent dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 ir_ch=25.4 ran1
44
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
DECALS
22
7
20
19
13
2
15
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
156439
176682
171696
171697
177253
133644
177289
171808
163_04
179128
Decal, Fender Danger Sears
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, LH.
Decal, Hood Side
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, Lower Dash
Deca;, Rpicmnt
Decal, Fender, Craftsman Gold
Decal, Deck 'B' 42
WHEELS AND TIRES
5,g
4,10
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
11
13
15
19
20
22
------
156368
146046
160396
138047
172331
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
179203
179204
Decal, Fender STLT Ober Inst E/S
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Sears
Decal, Battery
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
11
6
9
10
11
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tim, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
106732X427 Rim, Front
278H
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel On_y)
9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
106108X427 Rim,Rear
1220_
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Se_,ica Item Only)
104757X428 Cap, AxEe
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUM BER 917.271832
LIFTASSEMBLY
46
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER917.271832
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
2O
31
175150
159471
105767X
1200(XX_
19_11621
120183X
125631X
122365X
13.9865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
17568g
738C_800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Wire Asm, Inner
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
8eedng, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crowniock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
MOWER
DECK
44
56
]
I
..-.
!
9
;
/.116 113 Ill
148
32
_,O_o
147 142
92
!
:
,..:,o ,o,o_
21 22
1021
_
1
'
I
48
!i
24
25
TRACTOR - MODEL N UMBER 917.271832
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STt_33107
13_017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
02
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
DESCRIPTION
Mower DeCk Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" De_k
STD624008 RetainerSpdng
13(_32
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 9
S'R_551137 Washer, Lock
14(_96
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel Vented
110485X
Bearing, Bali, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Deck
72140565
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
ST_541431 NutCrownieckS/16olSUNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, De flector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11FJ2xsiSx16Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
157722
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
S]_033717
Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
ST_551037
Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga.
ST[To41437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
14(3088
Guard, MandmI, L.H.
S]_24003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24Grade5
ST{To41410 Locknut
139688
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16*18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Ped, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
59
67
68
02
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
129
130
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
710_1010
19061216
STD5511 t0
160793
2029J
170292
170293
1706(To08
ST[T541431
72110505
4896H
165746
73930600
S]D551027
19131312
S'i_523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152.
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
---
S'FD_33710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
10091216
160270
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
S]D53,3717
130794
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw Pan HD PhillJp10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
LatchAssembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R,H.
Screw 5/16-18 x 1/2
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-t6 x 5/8 Shod
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centedock3/6-16
Washer3/Sx7/_x14Gauge
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/0-16UNC x 1
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
BracketArmldier42
_
KeeperBalt42_ClutchCabie
Pulley I_lef"Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Exlension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yeliew Zinc
Washer 9/32x3/4x16Ga.
Bracket Clutch
CabieClutch421n
Washer FIst 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thri CUt 1/4-20 x 5/6
BoltRdhdSqn
3/8-16Uncx1-3!4
Mandrel Assembly (61cludes Key
Numbers 8-10, 13-15, 31 and 32)
Rapiecement Mower, Complele
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
PEERLESS
TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
206-545C
I
5O
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
7763_5
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
7920"/7A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792O35
78804O
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
789001
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
788O83
780194
780193
780197
790075
79(_07
79°_1
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5_"
Transaxk_C_e
Counterst_ft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear ( 11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift COlEar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Ge_ (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear ( 13 teeth)
(Include, 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1,t30 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring ,310 OD x ,625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4 _
Screw 1/4_20 x 1°3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Relaining Ring
Thrust Washer
.627 ID x ,031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x ,031W
ThruslWaSher
,762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer
.750 tD x ,062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" rD
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
39
40
786_26
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
7_079
792073A
792085A
792075
790(_5
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
_
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
DoweIPin
FlatWasher
,312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 ÷20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4 _
Locknut 5 116 - 24
Brae Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle ( 11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16- 1 / 2" _ong)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear ( 11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer
,563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
_uare Cut Ring
NO'Ring
Flat W_sher
1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spnng ,430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16_
Liquid Gasket RTV Silk:one
Oil Seal 3/4 _
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206-545C Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in
U,S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mrn
51
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
BRIGGS
&STRATFON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
461707,
TYPE
NUMBER
0147-E1
52
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
BRIGGS
&STRA'I-I'ON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
461707,
TYPENUMBER
0147-E1
212 _
414o
51A
51
_
365 _
449_
883_
I_
51A
119_
1071
97
102_
102_
105_
51
"\
394
117
391
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT
53
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,271832
BRIGGS & STRATI'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
227
209_
2110
910
1010
680 11:
789
11036
EMISSIONS
LABEL
I
4254
861 FUEL
9681
207_;
PUMP
KfT
'
432_
392_
1119_
358 ENGINE
445
GASKET
SET
o,2o
_---_
lo+_
51A_
.1 +
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54
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TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.271832
BRIGGS& STRATI'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707,TYPE NUMBER0147-E1
307 |
306
165
447
307 |
802
513
783
105_
797'
544
697
55
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271832
BRIGGS
&STRATrON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
461707,
TYPE
NUMBER
0147-E1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
9
10
11
12
12A
13
15
15
18
19
20
22
PART
NO.
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
591163
271867
271866
495754
27803
690334
691899
692287
692292
27t188
271189
691651
690946
690666
495901
399264
291675
691184
22A
693972
23
24
25
691976
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
499185
499186
499187
691299
498319
498320
497912
498317
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
40A
42
45
46
47
48
691133
390420
691302
691597
691597
690656
691939
494553
261368
691161
691964
498542
50
51
51A
54
73
74
75
91
95
97
213290
692278
692219
93208
692527
691677
691056
693483
690718
693486
•
•+
•+
•+
•
DESCRIPTION
BCylinder
Assembly
ushing-Cylinder
SeaI-O=l
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder No. 1
Head-Cylinder No, 2
Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assy.)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Gasket-Crankcase .005
Gasket-Crankcase 1.0151
Gasket-Crankcase
.009
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Cover-Crankcase
Kit-Bushing/Seal
• Seat-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
PistonAssembly (Std.)
PistonAssembly 1.010 =O.S.)
Piston Assembly _.020" O.S.j
Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (Std.)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 "O.S.)
Ring
Ring Set-Piston
Set-Piston I 1020
.030 =03.
=O.S.
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston Std.)
Pin-Piston (.005 _O.S.)
Rod-Connecting (Std.)
Rod-Connecting (.020 _
Undersize)
Screw(Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve Intake)
Reta ner-Va ve Exhaust
Keeper-Valve
Valve Tappet
Cain Shaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block Replacement
Engine 460_07-2637-E1)
Manifold-intake
•Q Gasket-Intake
•+ Gasket-Intake
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Bndy-UIpp_er
Carburetor
O Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
KEY
NO.
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
119
PART
NO.
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693507
693500
690720
121
122
693503
691926
130
125
133
693504
693479
693512
146
147
161
163
165
187
691639
693508
691401
690273
693148
499167
188
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
212A
219
220
691003
690364
690570
493230
690322
691273
691807
693544
690571
394348
690412
DESCRIPTION
Idle Speed Kit
a Gasket-Carburetor Body
a Pin-Float Hino_e
_l Valve-Float Needle
Body-Lower Carburetor
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
_D Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Screw (Upper to Lower
Carburetor Body)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Spacer-Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Carburetor
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
a Jet*Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
• Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear
Line-Fuel Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Contro_Bracket)
Screw (Back Plate
Lnk-Mechancal Governor
Crank-Bell
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spring-Governor
Spgrin-Governed
i
Idle
Link-/hrottle
Link-Throttle
Gear-Governor
Washer _Govemor Lever)
222
227
235
240
267
276
276A
278
279
297
691366
Bracket-Control
690762
Control Lever-Governor
691206
Shield- Fuel Spray
394358
Filter-Fuel
690316
Screw (Casing Clamp)
693510 6+ Sealing Washer
693497 _ Sealing Washer
692810
Washer (Gov. Control Lever)
690366
Screw (Valve Cover
691331
Nut (A r F ter Retaner
Housln -Blower
304
495588
Screw ('Bg-lower
305 690960
Housing)
306 690414
Shield-Cylinder
306A 690435
Shield-C.L;yHlinder
307 691003
Screw _Cylinder Shield)
Motor-starter
309 497596
310 690323
Bolt-StarterMotor
311 497608
Bmsh Set
332 691059
Nut (Flywheel)
RPM Settings:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
O
+
±
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
No. 121
Included In Valve Gasket Bet, Key. No.
1095
Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. NO.861
NOTE: All comlponentdimensions given in U.S.
inches linch = 25.4 mm
56
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BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
KEY
NO.
333
334
337
358
359
363
365
370
383
391
392
394
395
404
414
425
432
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
505
507
510
513
620
523
524
525
544
551
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
629
PART
NO.
394891
691061
802592
495868
691077
691062
690321
691612
89838
693487
693491
693489
690481
690442
691872
691675
693492
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
691044
691063
691029
691972
497606
692024
691084
691385
692532
690823
692034
690415
690553
690552
690311
696040
95162
690317
491530
262539
635
643
689
691
695
697
725
726
741
742
783
66536
496700
690555
690657
693149
691625
280866
391362
691285
690328
693059
789
695050
DESCRIPTION
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Armature)
SparkpJug
Gasket Set
Washer-Ground
Terminal
Flywheel Puller
Screw (Carburetor)
Nut (Ground Terminal)
Wrench-Spark
Rug
Body-Fuel Pump
0± Spring-Pump Diaphragm
6± Diaphragm-Carburetor
Cover-VaNe Chamber
Washer (Governor Crank
Washer (_ell Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
6± Cap-Spring
Cover Diaphragm
Screw Diaphragm Cover)
Braoket-O Fill
Filter-Aft Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket
Aternator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Insulator
Drive-Starlet
Clutch-Drive
Terminal-Ground
Dipstick
• Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Startar
Cover-Valve
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor
Shaft
Crank-Governor
Spdn -Throttle Return
Boot_-_parkplug
Retainer-Air Filter
Spring--Friction
• Seal-Governor
Shaft
Screw (RIn 9 Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Shield Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Rin 9
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
KEY
NO.
797
797A
801
802
803
807
842
847
851
859
859A
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
871
877
883
918
PART
NO.
690958
693167
691967
691286
691427
693511
271170
495715
493880
693488
693490
693502
691196
691197
497656
273312
691802
691844
231218
231218
393456
692282
393815
934
691058
955
693513
967
272490
968
691207
971
691100
1005 498157
1006 691247
1019 496726
1036 695702
1051 691265
1058 274279
1090 691293
1095 498047
1119 691183
1132 690353
1136 690329
1137 690390
1138 690330
RPM Settings:
O
+
±
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
1095
Included
ID
•
ID±
6±
•
DESCRIPTION
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Nut (Brush Retainer )
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer-Throttle
O-Rin 9 Seal (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark.plug
Gasket- Carburetor Pump
Gasket+ Carburetor Pump
Kit-Fuel Pump
Cover-Air GuJde
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat*Valve (intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Valve (Exhaust
Bushing-Vafve (intake)
Wire/Connector-Alternator
Gasket-Exhaust
Hose-Vacuum (Cut to
Required Length)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
P_ug-Carburetor
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Caver-AirCleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
KIt-Lapal
Label-Emissions
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set+Valve
Screw (Alternator
Screw (Oil Slinger)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Washer (Control Bracket)
Nut (Control Bracket)
Low Seed:
1900-2100
High _eed:
3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches linch = 25.4 mm
57
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your Tractor
updlrectlon
and downonthe
face of slopes (not
caution
changing
slopes.
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