Owner's Manual CRAFTSMAN° LAWN TRACTOR 18.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.274751 i_ 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 ............................ Assembly/Pre-Operation ........................ Operation .............................................. Maintenance Schedule ......................... Maintenance 2 3 6 8 11 17 ......................................... 17 Service and Adjustments ...................... 21 Storage ................................................. 27 Troubleshooting .................................... 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 2 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. • • • • • _IbWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer • and birth defects harm. • 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 • • • • • • • • • harm. • 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. • • • 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. • 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. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • • • 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 • • 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- • mendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on • • 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. • Never fuel the machine indoors. • Never store the machine or fuel con- • 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. • • • • 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 • • Never operate machine in a closed are. Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • 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- • • • • • 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. • • • • • • • 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. • Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes not across. • 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. • • • (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 I Extension Shaft Steering Flat Washer I I I 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 , J / 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 g 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 \ 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 J CHECKL IS T 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). 10 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. 11 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. 12 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. 13 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. 14 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. 15 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. 16 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 21 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). 22 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. 23 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. 24 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 25 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 26 .... 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 27 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. 28 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 / ! i / / \ • 48 _/ 52 \ / _-_k "...... 27 / _ 93 _ 28 ___ ................................................... ° ..... _:;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, _ 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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