Craftsman 917.274751 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRAFTSMAN°
LAWN TRACTOR
18.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.274751
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differently
from
built engines.
Before operates
you start the
his product
haspreviously
a low emission
engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty .................................................
Safety Rules ...........................................
Product Specifications
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Assembly/Pre-Operation
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Operation ..............................................
Maintenance
Schedule .........................
Maintenance
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Service and Adjustments
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21
Storage .................................................
27
Troubleshooting
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28
Repair Parts ..........................................
32
Sears Service .........................
Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase,
if this Craftsman
Riding Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions
in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship
according to the guidelines
of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted
parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions
below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard Maintenance
Servicing, oil changes,
or tune-ups
• 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 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 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product
• Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
label replacement.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines
the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience,
IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
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.
_IbWARNING:
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.
_I, WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_WARNING:
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.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
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_IbWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
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and birth defects
harm.
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or other
_IbWARNING:
Battery
and related accessories
reproductive
posts, terminals
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
State of California to cause
known to the
cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
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OPERATION
Read, understand,
and follow all
instructions
on the machine and in the
manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
of the discharge
opening at all times.
Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
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Never direct discharged
material
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction.
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the
entire grass catcher, discharge
guard,
or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging
the discharge
guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or
good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage
of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves
and others from serious
injury.
Followthe
manufacturer's
recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.
Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debris which can cause
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a majorfactor relatedto loss of
controlandtip-over accidents,which can
result in severeinjury or death. Operation on all slopes requiresextra caution. If
you cannotback up the slope or if you feel
uneasyon it, do not mow it.
• Mow up and down slopes,not across.
• Watchfor holes,ruts, bumps,rocks,or
other hiddenobjects. Uneventerrain
could overturnthe machine. Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
• Choosea lowground speed so that
you will not haveto stop or shift while
on the slope.
• Do not mowon wet grass.Tires may
lose traction.
Always keepthe machinein gear when
going down slopes.Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
• Avoidstarting, stopping,or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction, disengage the bladesand proceedslowly
straight down the slope.
• Keepall movementon the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not makesudden
changesin speed or direction,which
could causethe machineto roll over.
• Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchersor other attachments;they can affectthe stability
of the machine.Do no use on steep
slopes.
• Do not try to stabilizethe machineby
puttingyour foot on the ground.
• Do not mow neardrop-offs,ditches,
or embankments.The machinecould
suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the
edge or if the edge caves in.
II1. 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.
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Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
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Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate
machine.
the
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV, TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment
except at the
hitch point.
Followthe
manufacturer's
recom-
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mendation
for weight limits for towed
equipment
and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on
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towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment
may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
Travel slowly
to stop.
and allow extra distance
V. SERVICE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
•
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
•
Use only approved gasoline container.
•
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
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Never fuel the machine indoors.
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Never store the machine or fuel con-
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tainer where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
Never fill containers
inside a vehicle
or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic
liner. Always place containers
on the
ground away from your vehicle when
filling.
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Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom
the truckor trailerand refuelit on the
ground.If this is not possible,then
refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable
container,ratherthan from a gasoline
dispensernozzle.
Keepthe nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or containeropeningat
all times until fueling is complete.Do
not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.
If fuel is spilledon clothing, change
clothingimmediately.
Neveroverfill fuel tank.Replacegas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
SERVICE
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Never operate machine in a closed are.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
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Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
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lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components
and
the discharge
guard frequently
and
replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
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Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Mow up and down slopes
not across.
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Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the 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.
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(15 ° Max),
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
2.0
Capacity and
Unleaded
Type:
Regular
Oil Type
SAE 30 (above32°F)
'API-SG-SL):
SAE 5W-30(below
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
W/O Filter:
Spark
(Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.030")
32°F
3.5 Pints
3.0 Pints
RC12YC
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
System:
Battery:
Blade
Battery
Headlights
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Bolt Torque:
27-35
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
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".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions
under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_,WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
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).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
•
Product replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional
installation of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
Steering
Steering
Wheel Insert
C?
Wheel
@
Steering
Boot
(1) Large
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Extension
Shaft
Steering
Flat Washer
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Steering
Wheel Adapter
(1) 5/16 Lock Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 4
R
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Slope
Keys
(2) Keys
Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the 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.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
:/Insert
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
_/5/16
c¢_
Steering
Hex Bolt
5/16 Lock Washer
Large Flat
Washer
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When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
Boot
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TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
INSTALL
Adjust
knob.
1.
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.
6. Assemble
large flat washer, 5/16 lock
washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SEAT
seat before
tightening
adjustment
Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly
seat to tractor.
of
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard
packing. Remove the
cardboard
packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned
over large
slotted hole in pan.
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of
tractor.
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortableposition
is reachedwhich allowsyou to press
clutch/brakepedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without movingits adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tightenadjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL
Operation
function
Seat
1.
Seat
2.
3.
Bolt
4.
5.
section
of
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BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Seat
and
po-
holding
tractor.
TRACTOR
section
of
OFF
for
deflector
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
,_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in 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.
1. 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.
Terminal
location
(See
controls)
Remove banding
shield up against
function
Adjustment
for
SKID
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Operation
Flat Washer
OFF
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
TO DRIVE
CHECK
TRACTOR
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 1st 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 "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
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The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
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.
CHECK
,/No remaining
loose parts in
,/Battery
is properly prepared
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour
,/Seat
is adjusted comfortably
ened securely.
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower
ing should be properly leveled.
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in
and Adjustments
section of this
housSee "TO
the Service
manual.
,/All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
carton.
and
at 6 amps).
and tight-
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
¢" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
SYSTEM
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:
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.
¢" 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
before you start the engine.
them
¢" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
¢" Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
H
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
G
ENGINE OFF
I'.,I
LOW
CHOKE
IGNITION
SWITCH
G
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
oi
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
SLOW
FAST
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
m
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
LIGHTS ON
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will result indicates
in death aorhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could resultindicates
in deatha or
serious
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
CAUTION
indicates
a hazard
which, injury.
if not avoided,
might result
in minor
or moderate
&
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
damage.
injury
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
NOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KN OW YOU R TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
ROS "ON"
Position
Ignition Switch
Light Switch
Lift Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards
American
National Standards
Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER
- Used
LIFT
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
LEVER
of the
PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights
on
and off.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
"ON" POSITION
- Allows operation of
mower deck or other powered attachment
while in reverse.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROLUsed
for starting and controlling engine speed.
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
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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.
HOW
TO USE YOUR
TO SET PARKING
TRACTOR
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
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 USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged' Position
Throttle/Choke
Control
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
nition Key
/"Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
mower performance.
Parking Brake
ed"
Position
TO MOVE
"Disengaged"
Position
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
between
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle
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.
half and
control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
BACKWARD
of your transaxle.
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE control
AND
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
DRIVE -
• Move throttle
FORWARD
and
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.
Gearshift
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
CONTROL
to
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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Lift
Lever High Position
• 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 cutting 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
,!,-'_"_'-_Low
,"?
Position
Clutch Lever
"En(
Position
WHEELS
Gauge wheels
are properly 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.
,&
REVERSE OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment
clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless ignition key
is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
,_WARNING:
Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged.
Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment
clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary
to reposition the machine with
the attachment
engaged. Do not mow in
reverse
unless absolutely
necessary.
Gauge Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
USING THE REVERSE
SYSTEM -
3/8-16
Locknut
Shoulder
3/8 Washer
Gauge Wheel
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. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment
clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
attachment
clutch
Shield
\
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST
MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of 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 bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/816 Iocknut and tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
TO OPERATE
//
1.
Depress clutch/brake
down and hold.
2.
With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
3.
4.
Look down and behind before backing.
Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) position and slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
5.
ROS "ON" Position
control.
_IbCAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
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OPERATION
pedal all the way
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• 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.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
,_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
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.
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
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
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.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use 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 oil
with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
TO START
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
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 fill 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.
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NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
5. 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, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM
above)
WEATHER
STARTING
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).
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
(50 ° F and
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
6.
When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• 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
below)
STARTING
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 or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
( 50 ° F and
6.
When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used during the engine warm-up period.
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).
COLD WEATHER
below)
6.
STARTING
f
1
•
• 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 will 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 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.
( 50 ° F and
When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used during the engine
warm-up
J
period.
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F,LL,N
OATES
REGULAR SERVICE
VICE DATES
Check Tire
Brake Pressure
Operation
Check
T
Check Operator
ROS Systems
if
Presence
and
a
Check
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Level
_4
and Terminals
if
a
for Loose
_V p
Mower
if
I_s
Blades
V'3
Chart
clean
Battery
Check
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Change
Fasteners
if
V'
Oil Level
V'
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
V'
V'1,2
Change
N
Clean
Air Filter
V_2
G
clean
Air
_1_1_2
N_
Inspect
E
Replace
oil filter)
Oil Filter
V f
VI_I,2
Screen
Muffler/Spark
V f
Arrester
V'
(If equipped)
t1_1,2
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
li_ 2
Replace
Spark
V'
Replace
Air Filter
Replace
Fuel Filter
in high
2 - Service
more
often
Plug
Paper
when
Cartridge
operating
ambient
temperatures.
more often when operating
GENERAL
I_
11_2
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load
or
conditions.
3 - Replace
blades
more often when
mowing
in sandy
soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten
front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs,
maximum.
Do not overtighten.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least 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
5.
if
,I
Cooling
E
1 - Change
1.
2.
3.
4.
if
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
@ SF
Zerk
CHART
--
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
,
@ Spindle
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
@Engine
T
_i_--
"_Gearshift
', Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 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 dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated,
use only a dry, pow1 7dered
graphite
type lubricant
sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
per-
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and 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. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM AND
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If
your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed,
and the
attachment
clutch control is in the disengaged position.
CHECK OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
• 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.
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
OPERATION
(ROS)
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment
clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
ROS "ON" Position
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
• When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and
the attachment
clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse
should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
For best results
sharp. Replace
BLADE
mower blades must be kept
bent or damaged blades.
REMOVAL
1.
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5.
Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing,
replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Edc
'g
Blade
Center
Assembly
Flat Washe
Lock Washer\
j_
Blade Bolt
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 instructions
supplied 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 bolt 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
18 heavy end until the blade is balanced.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve
starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption
when used above 32°R
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting
the engine and after each eight (8) hours
of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick
securely each time you check the oil level.
Blade
5/8" Bolt or Pin
Center Hole
BATT E RY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
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
BATTERY
TO CHANGE
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND AD-
1.
2.
of this manual).
Drain
Tube
3.
for deterioration
and wear
4.
5.
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
ENGINE
6.
LUBRICATION
7.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with
API service classification SG-SL
Select the
oil's SAE viscosity grade according
expected operating temperature.
SAE
-20
-30
0
-20
TEMPERATURE
VISCOSITY
30
-10
RANGE
32
0
ANTICIPATED
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
AND TERMINALS
JUSTMENTS
section
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
ENGINE
to your
8.
GRADES
40
60
10
BEFORE
80
20
NEXT
100
30
OIL
40
CHANGE
o]1 vJsccha_H
÷
19
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
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.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick
tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For
approximate capacity see "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGINE
OIL FILTER
ENGINE
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner
after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season.
Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2. Remove cover.
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner
from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner
and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7. Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge.
They may cause deterioration
of
the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do not
use pressurized air to clean cartridge.
COOLING
SYSTEM
Debris may clog the engine's air cooling system. Remove blower housing and
clean area shown to prevent overheating
and engine damage.
Clean out chaff
Air Screen _
and debris
1.
Handle
__C
c°ver
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) 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.
Cla mp_"
Clamp
--_
artridge
Pre-cleaner_
_
Tabs
_Slots
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
_" Fuel Filter
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 or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
20 leaves and trash from tractor
and mower.
_
SERVICE
ARNING: ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
AVOID SERIOUS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
to remove
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
clutch
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
ANY
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
MOWER
Mower will be easier
2.
PERFORMING
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
BEFORE
GAGED" position.
Move attachment
from the
in "DISEN-
1.
lift lever forward
to
2.
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms.
Slide mower out from under tractor.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
Small
Small Retainer S
Clutch Spring _.
Retainer S
Anti-Sway
Collar_
Housing
Guide
Retainer Springs
Sides)
Deflector Shield
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
• When
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
"D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
• 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.
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side
adjustment.
• 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.
Bottom edge
of mower tor___
_'_
ground \ f /_,t_ _,/I
distance
lower at front than 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 links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
_
Mandrel
Both Front. Unks Should beEqual
in Length
Bottom edge of
r0_er to ground
//
,_E _
Trunnion
Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment
Nu_
Front Links
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. 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 REPLACE
BELT
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
BELT REMOVAL
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.
• 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 links an equal number of
turns.
2.
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
1.
3.
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
and
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
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Mandrel
With Parking
Brake "Engaged"
Idler Pulleys
Mandrel
Pulley
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
TO REPLACE
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL
BRAKE
-
1.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
1.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST
MOTION
4.
5.
BRAKE
1.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down 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 five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward
rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
4.
5.
6.
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around the top groove of engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TO REMOVE
Engine
Stationary Idler
Transaxle
SHIFT
The transaxle
be in neutral
should
LEVER
REPAIRS
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have 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 slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
Keeper
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
FOR
1.
2.
Center
Clutching
WHEEL
also prevents
NEU-
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
when
Retaining
Ring
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
Axle
Cover
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of 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
Square Key _
(Rear Wheel Only) v
TO START
TERY
ENGINE
WITH
AWEAK
BAT-
_,WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Neutral Lock Gate
Gearshift
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
.....
.....
TO ADJUST
MENT
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
FRONT
,:,....
Adjustment
STEERING
WHEEL
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Bolt
ALIGN-
wheel crossbars
are no l
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble
with crossbars
Tighten securely.
WHEEL
The front wheel
TOE-IN/CAM
toe-in
TO ATTACH
BER
and camber
are not
adjustable on your tractor.
If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact
service center.
JUMPER
CABLES
-
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
3.
a Sears or other qualified
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
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TO REMOVE
ORDER 1.
2.
CABLES,
TO REPLACE
REVERSE
1.
2.
BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
REPLACING
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring.
See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Fully Charged
Battery
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
AND GRILL
AS-
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
Headlight Wire
Connector
Keps Nut
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black)
Cable
HOOD
2.
3.
4.
Label
Positive
(Red)
Cable
wiring
section.
Raise hood.
O2495 =
"-_/
or
1.
Connect BLACK grounding
cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
Terminal Cover
cause
running,
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
BATTERY
_IbWARNING:
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 seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5.
BULB
3.
0261 1
Weak or Dead
Battery
HEADLIGHT
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
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ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CABLE
PRELIMINARY
CONTROL
adjusted
FINAL
Holes
Clamp
Screw
Governor
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
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 from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Governor Control Lever
SETTING
properly
SETTING
(see above).
-
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. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise
until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions.
Release throttle
lever.
ACCELERATION
4.
Plate
TEST
Move throttle
control
lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve 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 setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
Throttle
Cable
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
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:
Idle Speed
Screw
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
[-
_
With Limiter
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....
Throttle
Lever
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.
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.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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.
_ICAUTION:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
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.
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 empty 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.
2.
BATTERY
3.
• 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.
4.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s)into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
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 while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
• 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 deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
3ORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
Engine clicks
will not start
but
1. Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Depress
clutch/brake
pedal.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check all wiring.
4. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
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qualified
service
center.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
1.
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9. Water
in fuel.
9.
10. Spark
plug wire loose.
10.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
11.
12.
13.
14.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Excessive
vibration
CORRECTION
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
15.
1. Worn,
1.
bent or loose blade.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
.
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
engaged
.
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor cut - uneven
.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn,
bent or loose blade.
Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1.
.
1.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
2.
3.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
5.
29
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
4.
Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified service center.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction
mechanism•
1• Remove
in clutch
2.
Worn/damaged
belt.
mower
3.
4.
Frozen idler pulley•
Frozen blade mandrel•
drive
•
3.
4.
Replace
1. Engine speed too slow.
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
Mower
5.
Low/uneven
6.
Worn,
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
8.
9.
too fast.
deck not level.
tire air pressure.
bent or loose blade.
10. Improper
blades
used.
11 •Clogged
mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
mower
drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified
Poor grass
discharge
obstruction.
service
1. Place throttle
center.
control
in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
8.
9.
housing.
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch•
Loose or damaged wiring•
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
Replace
regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
4.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
•
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine•
30
•
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Move throttle control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine•
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274751
SCHEMATIC
02836
193374
/ 390
STARTER
AMMETER
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
I
WHITE
I
7©
i
i
i
i
'
,
CLUTCH
I
I
i
i
i
i
I
/ BRAK-E
BLAOK
BLAOK
BLACK
GRAY
REVERSE
r
SWITCH
I
K
SHORTING
NOT IN REVERSE
IGNITION
UNIT
i ......................
0 SPARK
GAP
PLUGS
0
(2 PLUGS
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
.... cHO,
J HOUR_;
BLUE
I
FUEL I
II
LINE I
CONNECTOR
.....
(OPTIONAL)
CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
28 VOLTS AG MIN. @ 3600 RPM
(CHARGING
RED
i
'
r_'_)
SOLENOID
FUEL
SHUT-OFF
I
,
_
0
'
= LIGHTSWITCH
LIGHT SWR
_
=
LIGHTING
5 AMPAC
_//
SYSTEM OUTPUT
@ 3600 RPM
_/
.........................
04
iI
DIODE
SYSTEM
POSITION
OFF
RUN/OVERRIDE
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
B + S + A1
L+A2
_
ALTERNATOR
r-,
I
_ I
/ I
I'
'_x
14 VOLTS
AC MIN.
@ 3600
RPM (LIGHTS
BRO WN
IGNITION SWITCH
DISCONNECTED)
k_A__J'k_j
OFF)
BLACK
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.
02836
31
•
©
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274751
ELECTRICAL
26
34
i
/
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i
/
/
\
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48
_/
52
\
/ _-_k "......
27
/
_
93 _
28
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°
..... _:;r_r_74
_Us .................................................................
7 .............
32
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.274751
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Box Battery
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire
Fuse
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
73510400
4207J
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193374
71110408
131563
178861
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Switch Light
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 uncx 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
48
52
90
92
93
94
140844
141940
180449
193465
192540
191834
Adapter Ammeter
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Terminal
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
NOTE:
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
given
red
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917,274751
259
260
258
212
28
261
39
18
278
5
31
@/5
208
209
208
/
207
209
60
_37
2_
208
74
206
209
chassis-Laser
34
-It.stk
18
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.274751
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
174619
176554
Chassis
Drawbar
5
9
155272
193510X012
Bumper
Dash
10
11
13
14
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
Bolt, Carriage
3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
17
18
26
185682X613
184921
STD541437
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Nut
28
30
184247
192393X613
Grille/Lens
Fend/Ftrest
31
37
139976
17490508
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2
38
39
175710
174714
Pivot Bracket Assembly,
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
60
64
74
114
115
142
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
17490620
175702
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 unc
Keeper Belt Rear LH
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement
STLT
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
209
186689
175582
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Stlt Black
Bolt Shoulder
5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt
ScrewThdrol
3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr. 3/8-16 x 3/4
211
212
258
259
260
261
145212
184248
184245X599
184246X599
184250X428
184258X428
Nut Hexflange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Lens RH
Lens LH
Cover Lens
Insert Grille
278
- --
191611
187801
5479J
Screw #10 x 3/4 Single
Plug Dome Plastic
Plug, Button
Hood/Dash
Asm.
(includes
Key Nos. 212, 258,259,
Rear
Lead - Hex
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
& 260)
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.274751
GROUND DRIVE
25
i
27
drive-fender, stlt_38
36
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.274751
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
PART
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
3
4
5
6
8
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
192502
Transaxle Peerless 206-545C
(See Breakdown)
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw
5/16-18 x 3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
62
63
64
65
66
69
70
74
8883R
187618
188025
188029
154778
142432
134683
137057
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, 7/16-20 x 1.5
Washer
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 unf W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock HxW/Ins
5/16-18 unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
96
112
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
192388X428
STD624003
19091210
28
29
30
32
175765
71673
169592
STD523107
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt
113
116
120
150
127285X
72140608
73900600
175456
34
35
36
37
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
Shaft Assembly,
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
151
156
158
159
19133210
166002
165589
183900
38
39
179114
72110622
Pulley, Composite,
Bolt
161
162
72140406
73680400
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Pulley, idler, V-Groove,
Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 unc
Nut Crown Lock 5116-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw
3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw
3t8-16 x .875
163
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
187414
169613
169593
72110614
145212
1
Foot Pedal
Flat
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof
Screw HexWsh
Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 uric
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865
Washer
25132 x 1-518 x 16 Ga.
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer
17132 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Retainer Spring
Washer
9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer
13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock
1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uncx 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5t16-18 x 5t8 TT Yellow
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle
Nyliner Snap-in 5/8 ID
Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd
Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-314 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Flange
Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,274751
-2J_39
L
i!2--37
68
67
67
46
67
13
65
26
43
15
'°9
10
steering
pl,lt 57
38
/
/
30
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.274751
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
34
36
37
38
39
40
186780
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
190753
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
10040500
155099
152927
186781
19113812
STD541537
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly,
LH.
Spindle Assembly,
R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer
25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Steering
Bushing,
Link, Drag
Washer
13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw
3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5tl 6
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer
11/32 ID x 3-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 unf
41
42
43
44
46
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
186737
145054X428
121749X
190752
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer
25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension
Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
91
95
97
175553
188967
74780564
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 4" Gr. 5
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,274751
ENGINE
72
62
81
13
4
38
14
33
37
31
\
29
23
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine-bs.lcy!
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
170545X505
17720408
3
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
33
137352
165291
148456
169837
137180
185534
140527
123487X
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle/Choke
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
Cutting 114-20 x 112
Engine, B&S Model
31P777-0299-E1
(See Breakdown)
Muffler
Gasket
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly,
Fuel
Clamp, Hose
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
37
38
44
137040
181654
17670412
45
46
62
72
78
81
17000612
19091416
10010500
71070512
17060620
73510400
48
DESCRIPTION
Line, Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Screw, Hex Washer
Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x
Screw Hxwsh Thdr
Washer
9/32 x 7/8
Head,
3/4
3/8-16 x 3/4
x 16 Ga.
Washer, Split
Screw Hex Hd. Cap 5/16-18
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
40
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.274751
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
3
13
2
13
20
20
19
.../
32
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
15
lift-rh.lpiece
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring
W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension
Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock
3/8-24
3
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.274751
SEAT ASSEMBLY
J
25
17
seat
ILknob
12
13
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
188939
140551
71110616
19131610
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 318-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
5
6
145006
STD541437
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16
7
8
9
10
11
12
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
174648
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
unc
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5116-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3116 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5116-18 x .62
dimensions
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,274751
DECALS
lO
3
11
11
2o
15
\
13
12
13
14
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
193308
193595
186280
186281
138047
133644
191777
172331
186282
156439
186283
146046
WHEELS
2 _
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
Battery
Customer
Maintenance
HP Engine
Mower Srs
Fender
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
13
191551
14
15
20
------
160396
179128
149516
138311
184310X428
184311X428
193868
193869
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Chassis
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Deck B 42"
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
Fender Danger
Hood Side
V-Belt Drive Schematic
&TIRES
5,8
4,10
7
11
6 -----_
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
138468
7152J
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6" front Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8" rear Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 Service
Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service
11
--
104757X428
144334
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheel
1
43
dimensions
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,274751
MOWER DECK
:
142
il 47
21
113
23
11
24
i
i
_116
117
25
26
16
119
118/_.
27
29
18
14-18
13-5
42
12
6
D man-t-path
if
stlt
21
10_
9_
119
18
3
44
v
_
117
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.274751
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
138971
--
134149
--
139775
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
48
52
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
72110612
131494
73900600
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
139888
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
53
54
184907
178515
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38142" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
Blade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Shaft Assembly,
Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage
5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock
5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer
11/32 x5/8 x 16 Ga.
55
56
59
67
68
92
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
155046
165723
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
179292
179293
17000510
4898H
188606
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol
184
185
19131410
188234
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt Carr. Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
--
130794
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut Lock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5t8
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder
5/16-18 unc
--
171491
DESCRIPTION
Mower
Bolt
Deck Assembly,
Washer
42"
Head
DESCRIPTION
Arm Assembly,
Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Bracket Gauge Wheel
Bracket Gauge Wheel
Screw 5t16-18 unc
Bolt Shoulder
Lh
Rh
Wheel Gauge
Nut Centerlock
318-16 unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 318-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer
9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw HexThd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly
(includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware
Only - Pulley Not
Included)
Replacement
Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order
separately
gauge wheel components
key nos.
116 - 119)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,274751
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
51
,52
47
2g
42A
79
MODEL and SERIAL
NUMBERS HERE
Model
et S_riel
Ch ffre
c
42
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.274751
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
778370
17
786188
18
786102
20
792077A
21
792078
22
792079
25
792073A
25A 792177
26
792125
27
792035
28
788040
29
780072
29A 780160
29B 780051
29C 780199
30
780108
31
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (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 1.130 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
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Fiat Washer .750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W
REF
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
47
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1 /4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
S )ur Gear (29 teeth)
S )ur Gear (27 teeth)
S )ur Gear (23 teeth)
S )ur Gear (19 teeth)
S )ur Gear (16 teeth)
S )ur Gear (15 teeth)
S )ur Gear (11 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (13 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (17 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (21 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (24 teeth)
S 3ur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .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 Silicone
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 mm
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,274751
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
43,_
684I'11_
16,
584_
_'
9_
1330 REPAIR MANUAL
I
307_
1264'_
11329REPLACEMENT
ENGINE
I
358 ENGINE GASKET
SET
3@
24
8680
@
146,_
9430
741
20@ 6170
1022
2_
_% °°1_
524 _
I
I
8420
1019 LABEL KIT
1058 OWNER'S
MANUAL
1266
0
]
I
12
I 1036EMISSION
LABELI
15_
750 &
22_
200
89
1027(_
48
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,274751
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
617
238
0
SET
1022
868
,¢
35
1022
6170
525
103_
1524F_
1022
404 #
614 _
914
1119_
789
8091
801 @
58
643
803_
579_46_ _
508_
802
1070
729
697 _
1005
I044_
1040
363#
305%
49
310_
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,274751
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
B
84A _8
1091
127A
J
127 G
o_
276A@
947A [_
1127_
NIKKI J
%:___
947_
e,,
118
1266A <_>
977 CARBURETOR
527(_
51_
GASKETSET
t
276@
/
1370
1266 0
121A CARBURETOR
121 CARBURETOR
104 _
105 _
1270
231 "_
276
63419@
106 8
117,_
142_
6170
KIT
KIT
51%
987 ('o)
137 0
93_
95
OVERHAUL
OVERHAUL
1266 _=}
_
96A
_
104A
_
127A O
10_A_
1266A <-->
50
6170
634A9
o
137A[
1266%
997A
1266A <_
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
697174
399265
3
391086
4
5
7
9
11
12
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
13
15
16
690360
690946
697127
20
22
23
24
25
--
690947
692125
693557
222698
699052
699054
26
-27
28
•
o+
•
•
31P777,
TYPE
917.274751
NUMBER
0299-E1
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(Magneto
Side)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
106
108
108A
117
690577
690464
695419
694352
O
Seat-inlet
O
Valve-Choke
(Manual
Valve-Choke
(Nikki)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder
Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
117A
118
118A
121
121A
125
699457
697228
699458
697241
699521
698445
O
Screw (Cylinder
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
•
-- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
Head
Head)
DESCRIPTION
Jet-Main (Standard)
(Nikki)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Jet-Main (High Altitude) (Nikki)
Kit-Carburetor
Overhaul
Kit-Carburetor
Carburetor
125A
Choke)
Carburetor
Carburetor,
698445)
Overhaul
(Nikki)
(For Complete
Service with
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase
CovertSump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Standard)
Piston Assembly
(.020"
Oversize)
127
127A
130
130A
131
131A
133
695005
690727
691750
699500
494379
699501
494381
699051
697559
698469
697099
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston
Pin
Pin-Piston
133A
135
137
137A
694914
698780
281165
698781
29
--
697126
697263
Rod-Connecting
Rod-Connecting
141
495097
32
33
34
692852
695760
695761
Undersize)
Screw (Connecting
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
141A
142
146
187
698778
697140
691639
699331
35
36
37
40
43
691279
691279
697352
690964
691968
Spring-Valve
(Intake)
Spring-Valve
(Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
188
192
202
209
216
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
45
46
48
690564
698492
697762
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
222
227
232
694042
691374
691842
50
51
53
54
690193
692137
690227
691148
238
240
265
267
691843
394358
691024
695134
73
74
78
89
93
94
94A
697133
697897
691003
690283
690602
498030
695425
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating
Screen)
Screw (Flywheel
Guard)
Plug-Oil
Bushing-Throttle
Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Kit-idle Mixture (Nikki)
276
276A
304
305
305A
306
307
692255
695410
699828
697102
697103
697107
691003
95
95A
98
98A
104
691636
690718
495800
695408
690525
309
693551
O
Included
Included
121
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul
Kit, Key. No.
O
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Screw (Throttle Valve (Nikki)
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed (Nikki)
Pin-Float Hinge
104A
105
694918
231855
O
O
Pin-Float Hinge (Nikki)
Valve-Float
Needle
$
Included
977
in Carburetor
105A
696136
O
Valve-Float
+
Included
in Valve Gasket
(Standard)
(.020"
Rod)
Manifold-Intake
oO5+ Gasket-intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
O
O
Needle
(Nikki)
O
Plug-Welch
Plug-Welch
(Nikki)
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle
(Nikki)
Kit-Throttle
Shaft
Kit-Throttle
Shaft (Nikki)
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor
(Nikki)
Tube-Fuel Transfer
O5
O
O
Gasket-Float
Bowl
Gasket-Float
Bowl (Nikki)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual
Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki)
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control
Adjuster-Rocker
Link-Mechanical
Bracket)
Arm
Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Control
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing
O5
Clamp)
Washer-Sealing
Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Gasket
Set, Key. No.
Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,274751
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0299-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
310
311
690323
497608
Bolt (Starter
Brush Set
851
868
692424
690968
o+
Terminal-Spark
Seal-Valve
333
334
495859
691061
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto
914
943
691108
690589
•
Screw (Rocker Cover)
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
337
358
363
383
404
431
691043
697191
19203
89838
691691
697122
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Washer (Governor
Crank)
Elbow-Intake
947
947A
950
965
967
968
694393
695423
691657
499613
697015
699848
Solenoid-Fuel
Solenoid-Fuel
(Nikki)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
445
462
474
698083
691261
696459
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
975
975A
977
495933
699502
690192
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float
(Nikki)
Gasket Set-Carburetor
503
505
510
691532
691251
693699
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor
Drive-Starter
987
987A
1005
691326
698777
699043
513
523
692024
697086
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
1017
1019
690770
698814
524
525
527
544
691032
697184
698467
692034
Seal-Dipstick
Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Clamp-Tube
Starter-Armature
1022
1023
1024
1026
272475
692492
499054
692003
552
559
562
579
697144
693675
691119
691029
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Screw (Remote Choke Stop)
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
....
1027
1029
1034
692011
492932
691751
690822
Rod-Push
(Exhaust)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push
Rod
584
601
614
697112
95162
691620
Cover-Breather
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
1035
1036
1040
693784
695700
699852
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
616
692012
Crank-Governor
1044
698139
Screw
617
634
692138
690801
O •
O
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
Spring/Seal
Assembly
(Manual
1051
1058
691265
275038
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
634A
635
643
698779
691909
698401
O
Choke)
Spring/Seal
Boot-Spark
Retainer-Air
1059
1070
1090
1091
698516
690372
691293
691333
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
654
684
690958
697157
691
692407
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather
Passage
Cover)
Seal-Governor
Shaft
1095
1119
1127
1263
690190
691183
695407
697124
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw-Float
Bowl
Reed-Breather
692
690572
Spring-Detent
1264
697104
Screw
697
718
729
741
750
757
690372
690959
691224
697128
691033
697607
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Link-Counterweight
1266
1266A
1267
1270
1329
1330
691917 °0
697123 O
697424
697156
31Q777-0036
272147
SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower
Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Replacement
Engine
Repair Manual
758
759
783
697134
697392
693713
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
O
Included
Included
789
797
801
802
803
698329
693167
691283
691286
693757
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
830
842
847
691095
691031
697611
•
°
°
Motor)
Armature)
Control
Lever)
Passage
Assembly
Plug
Filter
(Nikki)
$
+
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube
Assembly
NOTE:
52
121
Included
977
Included
DESCRIPTION
O
O
Seal-Throttle
Seal-Throttle
Fan-Flywheel
Screen-Oil
Kit-Label
o+
Plug
Shaft
Shaft (Nikki)
Pump
Gasket-Rocker
Cover
Cover-Rocker
Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push
(intake)
(Flywheel)
Fan)
(Breather
Reed)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor
Gasket
in Valve Gasket
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
Set, Key. No.
Set, Key. No. 1095
given
in U.S. inches
53
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
(O1
O'1
15 DEGREES MAX,
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down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
t. Fold this page along dotted _ine indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically
paraHet to a tree
trunk or other upr}ght structure.
3. Sight across the fotd in the direction of hiti stope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fotd with the s_ope of the hill.
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