Craftsman 917.274821 Owner`s manual

Owner's
Manual
ICRRFTSMIIN°I
18.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.274821
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buimt engines.
Before operates
you start the
This productfrom
haspreviously
a mowemission
engine which
engine, read and understand
this Owner's Manuak
For answers to your questions
Read and follow aH Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am = 5 pm, Men =Sat
1-800°659°5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
MaintenanceSchedule........................18
Serviceand Adjustments.....................23
Storage................................................
29
Troubleshooting...................................30
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
Warranty................................................
2
Safety Rules..........................................3
ProductSpecifications...........................6
AssemblyPre-Operation........................8
Operation.............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................18
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are found to be defectivein
materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow.Searswill
also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no charges to servicethe productat your
homefor issuescovered by this warranty.(Seeexclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.This warrantyappliesonly while this productis within
the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
Expendableitems which becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limitedto
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard MaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outsideobjects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
Repairsnecessarybecauseof operatorabuse, includingbut not limitedto, damage
caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
Repairsnecessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failureto use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keepthe deckclear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
Engine(fuel system)cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
Normaldeteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
Ridingequipmentused for commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery included with this ridingequipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery
will not hold a charge,Sears will replacethe battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase,there will be no charges to replacethe battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleaseca[[ 1-800-4-MY-HOME@.
This battery warrantyapplies only while this productis within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights,and you may also haveother rights, which
vary,from state to state.
Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates,IL 60179
2
miVIPORTANT: 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.
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 cross=
ing 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 invoh!ed in a
large percentage
of riding mower=re=
lated injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves
and others from serious
injury.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommen-
_,WARNmNG:
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_WARNmNG:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
,_WARNmNG:
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.
_,WARNmNG:
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
_,WARNING:
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.
L GENERAL
*
harm.
OPERATmON
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.
dation for wheel weights or counter=
weights.
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
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 abso-
build=up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
lutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
storage.
3
H.SLOPE OPERATmON
Slopes are a majorfactor related to loss of
controland tip-overaccidents,which can
result in severeinjury or death. Operation on all slopes requiresextra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or ifyou feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Watchfor holes, ruts, bumps,rocks,or
other hiddenobjects. Uneventerrain
could overturnthe machine. Tallgrass
can hide obstacles.
Choosea low groundspeed so that
you will not haveto stop or shift while
on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass.Tires may
lose traction.
Alwayskeepthe machinein gearwhen
going down slopes.Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
Avoidstarting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires losetraction, disengagethe blades and proceedslowly
straightdown the slope.
Keepall movementon the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not makesudden
changes in speed or direction,which
could cause the machineto roll over.
Use extra care while operatingmachine with grasscatchers or other attachments;they can affect the stability
of the machine.Do no use on steep
slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machineby
puttingyour foot on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches,
or embankments. The machinecould
suddenlyroll over if a wheel is overthe
edge or if the edge caves in.
HL CHmLDREN
Tragicaccidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Childrenare often attractedto the machine
and the mowing activity. Never assume
that children will remain where you last
saw them.
Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea
and in the watchfulcare of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machineoff if a child
entersthe area.
Beforeand while backing,look behind
and down for small children.
Nevercarry children,even with the
bladesshut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injuredor interferewith
safe machineoperation.Childrenwho
havebeen given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowingarea
for another ride and be run over or
backedover by the machine.
Neverallowchildrento operate the
machine.
Use extra care when approachingblind
corners, shrubs,trees, or other objects
that may blockyour view of a child.
inV.TOWmNG
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Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
Followthe manufacturer's recommendation 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 and allow extra distance
to stop.
V. SERWCE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOUNE
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 container 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.
4
Remove gas-powered
equipment
from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the
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.
ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment
with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser
nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or container opening at
all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately.
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
*
*
SERVmCE
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 absolutely 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
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•
,
•
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.
5
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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.
PRODUCT
In the state of California
SPECIFmCATmONS
Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
3.5 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
(API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
3.5 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
(GAP: .030")
Champion
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
System:
32°F)
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,
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5.5
2.4
14 PSI
10 PSI
Battery
Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATmONS
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
RESPONSIBlUTIES
* Read and observe the safety
Follow a regular schedule in
taining, caring for and using
Follow the instructions
under
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
rules.
mainyour tractor.
"Mainte-
sections
is re-
REPAmR PROTECTION
RC12YC
Forward:
Reverse:
the above
quired 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).
of this
AI:_WARNmNG: 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.
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INSTALLATmON
SERVmCE
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Steering
Wheel Insert
Steering
Wheel
(1) Large Flat Washer
Steering
Wheel Adapter
Steering
Boot
(1) 5/16 Lock Washer
(1) Hex Bolt R
5/16-18 x 4
Seat
_h
__9
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
(1) Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope 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. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS
REQUmRED
A socket wrench
easier. Standard
are listed below.
FOR
ASSEMBLY
set will make assembly
wrench sizes you need
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
--,
Steering
WheeU
Large Fiat
Washer
Steering
Boot
FROM
Extension
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.
L
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Lower
_- -:-
I
I
BEFORE REMOVmNG TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERmNG WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
EXTENSION
SHAFT
Tab
Slots
AND
mMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
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
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
STEERING
Position
mNSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening
knob.
WHEEL
front wheels
of the tractor
so
1.
they are pointing straight forward.
Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal
(left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Assemble large flat washer, 5/16 lock
washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
2.
3.
4.
5.
8
adjustment
Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
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.
6. Lowerseat into operatingpositionand
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
knobsecurely.
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
TRACTOR
Operation
section
function
SKiD
location
2.
Seat
po-
3.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place freewheel
control in "trans-
4.
mission disengaged"
position (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Bolt
5.
Flat Washer
(See
and
controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
Seat
Remove banding
shield up against
TO DRIVE
TRACTOR
Operation
section
function
holding
tractor.
OFF
for
deflector
SKiD
location
(See
and
of controls)
_,WARN[NG:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Adj
CHECK
of
OFF
for
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
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).
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. Place freewheel
control in "trans-
4.
Seat
Terminal
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
mission engaged"
position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
Release parking brake.
Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11 .Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
9 Continue with the instructions
that follow.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is importantfor best
cutting performance.
Reducetire pressureto PSI shown in
"PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS"section
of this manual.
_/ CHECKLIS
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mowerhousing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWERHOUSING"in the Service
and Adjustmentssection of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSmON
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motionand mowerblade drive belts
in the Service andAdjustmentssection
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routedcorrectly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operateyour tractor, check to see that the brakeis properly
adjusted. See "TOADJUST BRAKE"in
the Service and Adjustmentssection of
this manual.
T
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
v" All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
v" No remaining loose parts in carton.
v" Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
v" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinfiated at the factory).
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-sideifront-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
v" Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
v" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission
engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
v" Engine oil is at proper level.
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
v" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
v" Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
v" It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
this manual).
10
section
of
These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
H
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
or in literature
supplied
LOW
with the product.
SLOW
IGNITION
G
ENGINE OFF
"
G
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
SWITCH
6
ENGINE START
PARKING
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
4'
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
®@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
LIGHTS ON
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could result indicates
in death a or
serious
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
CAUTION
which, ifinjury.
not avoided,
might resultindicates
in minora hazard
or moderate
&
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates
if not avoided, could result
and/or property damage.
a hazard which,
in death, serious injury
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
11
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READTHINS
OWNER'SMANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFOREOPERATmNG
YOUR
TRACTOR
Comparethe illustrationswith your tractor to familiarizeyoursetfwith the locationsof
various controls and adjustments. Savethis manualfor future reference.
Ammeter
Attachment
Clutch Lever
ignition Switch
ROS "ON" Position
Attachment
Lift Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control
Freewheel
Control
g Brake Lever
Approx.
Speed
Motion Control
Lever
3 MPH
2 MPH
1 MPH
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards anstitute.
LiFT LEVER
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER - Used
PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
UGHT SWmTCH - Turns the headlights
on
and off.
MOTmON CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
UFT LEVER = Used to
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.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengagages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
mGNITmON SWmTOH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
speed and direction of tractor.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks dutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
REVERSE
OPERATmON SYSTEM (ROS)
"ON" POSmTmON - Allows operation of
mower deck or other powered attachment
while in reverse.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
- Used
for starting
12
and controlling
engine
speed.
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
standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
mMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
TO SET PARKmNG 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.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttld
Choke
nition Key
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.
_,CAUTmON:
Always stop tractor completely, as described
above, before leaving
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Always operate engine at full throttle.
Operating engine at less than futl
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
"Disengaged"
Position
Full throttle offers the best bagging
mower performance.
Motion Control
Lever \
_-_
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
TO MOVE
"Disengaged"
Position
2.
3.
STOPPmNG
MOWER BLADES -
-
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
-
Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to
"backfire".
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.
BACKWARD
MOWER
lever to
CUTTmNG
HEmGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
Grasp lift lever.
Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting
height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months.
For healthier and better look-
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
mMPORTANT: The motion control lever
ENGINE
AND
neutral (N) position.
Release parking brake.
Slowly move motion control
desired position.
TO ADJUST
', To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
DRIVE
FORWARD
and
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
GROUND
CONTROL
ing 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 rela-
13
tively high; the second
to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
WHEELS
Attachment
CUutch
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.
"Engaged"
Position
,/
Low
"
,','
Position
Deflector
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 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten
securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
OPERATmNG
mN REVERSE
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 the ignition
key is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
_,WARNmNG:
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
WheeU
Mountinc
Bracket-4L.
Locknut
BoUt
Gauge WheeU
TO OPERATE
MOWER
attachment
clutch
USING THE REVERSE
SYSTEM -
OPERATION
1.
lever to neutral
2.
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
Lift Lever
High Position
z. ,,'2
3.
4.
5.
Move motion
control
(N) position.
With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
Look down and behind before backing
up.
Slowly move motion control lever to
reverse (R) position to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" Position
control.
,_CAUTmON:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped,
or the deflector
shield in place.
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Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
TO OPERATE
ON HmLLS
_I, WARNmNG:
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 motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
mMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
To restart movement,
slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
* Make aft turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or
sure to disengage
freewheel control
Freewheel control
drawbar of tractor.
towing your tractor, be
transmission
by placing
in freewheeling
position.
is located at the rear
1. Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged
position.
* Do not push or tow tractor
two (2) MPH.
To re-engage transmission,
above procedure.
Transmission
Transmission
at more than
reverse
Engaged
Disengaged
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
rvIENTS
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
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil 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.
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.
ADD GASOUNE
', Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, dean, 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.
_I_,CAUTmON: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
mMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTmON: 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
15Products
in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the enginefor the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to movefuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheelcontrol is in the
transmissionengaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operatingposition,
depress clutch/brakepedatand set
parkingbrake.
3. Placemotioncontrol leverin neutral
(N) position.
4. Moveattachmentclutch to disengaged
position.
5. Movethrottle controlto choke position.
NOTE: Beforestarting, readthe warm
and cold starting proceduresbelow.
6. Insert key into ignitionand turn key
clockwiseto start positionand release
key as soon as enginestarts. Do
not run starter continuouslyfor more
than fifteen seconds per minute.If the
engine does not start after several
attempts,movethrottle control to fast
position,wait a few minutesand try
again. If enginestill does not start,
movethe throttle control backto the
choke positionand retry.
WARMWEATHERSTARTING(50° F and
above)
7. When enginestarts, movethe throttle
controlto the fast position.
The attachmentsand grounddrive can
now be used.If the enginedoes not
acceptthe load,restart the engineand
allow it to warm up for one minuteusing
the choke as describedabove.
COLDWEATHERSTARTING( 50° F and
below)
7. When enginestarts, allow engine
to run with the throttle control in the
choke positionuntil the engine runs
roughly,then movethrottle control
to fast position.This may requirean
enginewarm-up periodfrom several
seconds to several minutes,depending
on the temperature.
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AUTOMATICTRANSMISSIONWARM UP
Beforedriving the unit in cold weather,
the transmissionshould be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motioncontrol leverin
neutral.Releasethe parkingbrake
and let the clutch/brakeslowly return
to operatingposition.
3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto
warm up.This can be done during
the enginewarm up period.
The attachmentscan also be used duringthe enginewarm-up period after the
transmissionhas been warmed up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above3000
feet)or in cold temperatures(below32 F)
the carburetorfuel mixturemay needto
be adjustedfor best engine performance.
(See "TOADJUST CARBURETOR"in the
Serviceand Adjustmentssection of this
manual.)
PURGE TRANSMmSSION
Toensure proper operationand performance,it is recommendedthat the
transmissionbe purged beforeoperating
tractorfor the first time.This procedurewill
removeany trapped air insidethe transmissionwhich may havedevelopedduring
shipping of your tractor.
mMPORTANT:Shouldyour transmission
require removalfor serviceor replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation beforeoperatingthe tractor.
1. Place tractorsafely in an area that is
flat for approximately80 feet in front of
the tractorand set the parking brake.
2. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle controlto slow position.With
motioncontrol leverin neutral (N)
position,slowly disengageclutch/brake
pedal.
3. Slowly move motioncontrol leverto
full forward positionand hold for five
(5) seconds,or approximately40 feet.
Slowly move leverto full reverseposition and hold for five (5) seconds,or
approximately20 feet. After the tractor
movesapproximately20 feet in reverse
return the motioncontrol leverto the
neutral (N) position.Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
Yourtransmissionis now purged and now
readyfor normal operation.
MOWING
TIPS
* Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
* The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
* Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been cut.
Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
* When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge
away from shrubs, fences,
drb/eways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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* 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 we[[ 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.
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MA,.TE.A.CE
SC.EOU'E
/_/_X'x_'_/_
/__/_
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
: hh:; kkBira:p r:::_;i°
n
DATES
_
T
R
Check for Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery Level
1_4
Presence
and
Clean
Battery and Terminals
I_
I_
Mower
If
I_s
Blades
I_
If
If
Cooling
Check V-Belts
Engine
Change
If
Oil Level
If
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
E
Change
N
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
NI
Inspect
i=
Replace
Clean
I_
_1,_
oil filter)
_1,2
1_2
1_2
Muffler/Spark
v'
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
Cooling
_1,2
Fins
If
Replace
Spark Plug
If
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
1_2
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load
or
conditions,
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRiCATiON
_0 SF
Zerk
5.
Spindle
Zerk
;(OFront Wheel
,L_Beanng Zerk
........
@Engine ,, ,,
i
,,!
,
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
EACH
CHART
_
_r
n
(J}Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
1.
2.
3.
4.
If
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,
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.
BEFORE
If
1_3
Chart
Check Transaxle
Check
"
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Check Operator
ROS Systems
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7"
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01964;
_f_ General Purpose Grease
_2PREFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
USE
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, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
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ROS "ON" Position
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATmON
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
TmRES
section
When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position
and the attachment
clutch is engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
of this manual).
* 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
OPERATmON
SYSTEM
For best results mower blades must be kept
sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
Raise mower to highest position to atlow 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.
I_PORTANT:
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).
mMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
(ROS)
Trailing
Edge Up--.._
position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
Mandrel
Blade
PRESENCE
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
REMOVAL
1.
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
OPERATION
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
}embHy
Centeu
J
_BHade
Bolt
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
(ROS)
When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position
and the attachment
clutch is engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
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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.)
Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.
To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUmD
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
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts
BUade
for deterioration
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
5/8" BoUtor Pin
Center HoUe
BATTERY
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 AND TERMINALS
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 Adjustments section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE
LUBRiCATiON
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
F
0
-2;
TEMPERATURE
30
-1;
32
40
;
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60
1'o
80
_o
100
1o
4;
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
oil
vJs(-
cha_tl
e
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.
TO CHANGE
COOLmNG
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
_20
c -1o
GRADES
20
ENGINE
OIL
Determine
temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
6.
7.
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
mMPORTANT:
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.
Yellow
Drain Tube
_
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain vah!e.
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.
Cartridge
Tabs
Slots
CLEAN
AmR 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.
ENGmNE OraL FmLTER
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
Handle
ENGmNE COOUNG
FILTER
SYSTEM
Debris may clog the engine's air cooling system. Remove blower housing and
clean area shown to prevent overheating
and engine damage.
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,
whbhever
occurs first.
Air Screen
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. 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.
Clean out chaff and debris
F
21
m'vIUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK
PLUG(S)
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
covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission
will shorten the usful
life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or
a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and
trash from tractor and mower.
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.
mN-UNE
FUEL
FmLTER
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
4.
clamps are properly positioned.
Immediately
wipe up any spilled
line.
CUamp-_-__.__
gaso-
CUamp
FueU FHter ---__
22
WARNmNG:
SERVmCE ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
AVOmD SERmOUS mNJURY, BEFORE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
TO REMOVE
9.
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
5.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
mMPORTANT: 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.
MOWER
Mower will be easier
3.
4.
ANY
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place motion control 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
2.
PERFORMmNG
GAGED" position.
Move attachment
to remove
clutch
from the
in "DISEN-
lift lever forward
to
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.
TO mNSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
6.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Small
Small Retainer
CUutch
8
Engine
Pulley
Front Link
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Sway
Bau
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Deflector
Housing
Guide
23
7.
8.
9.
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.
TO LEVEL
MOWER
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
turns.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
HOUSmNG
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinfiated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
Raise mower to its highest position.
At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
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
remain equal in length.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
Recheck
side-to-side
adjustment.
Mandre]
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 to
of
'D....
D"
Both Fron,t Links ShouUd be.E.qual in Length
......
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
Trunnion
n Arm
Lift Link
.............................
Adjustment Nut
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 obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
2.
3.
24
-
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.
and
BELT INSTALLATION
-
,
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).
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.
Mandrel
Idler
Pulley
TO CHECK
TO REPLACE
AND
ADJUST
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
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
1.
2.
BELT REMOVAL
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
BRAKE
4.
5.
engaged"
position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release so
3.
4.
-
1. Carefully work new belt down onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
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.
2.
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
1.
-
1.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in "transmission
dis-
TO ADJUST
I_4OTmON DRmVE BELT
4.
BRAKE
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in "transmission
engaged"
position.
5.
6.
25
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).
Engine Pulley
TRANSMiSSiON
REPLACEI_IENT
_______
Clutching
Idler_
Statiowary
Center Span
----y--_._
__-{_
Should your transmission
require removal for
service or replacement,
it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in
the Operation section of this manual.
I '°'
I
II J--!---J_
Keeper__
Transmission
,!i
REMOVAL/
TO ADJUST
MENT
_
STEERING
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars
are not
horizontal
(left to right) when wheels are
positioned
straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
with crossbars
horizontal.
Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOEoIN/CAMBER
II
input Pulley .... _jF\_/)___
The front wheel toe-in
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
VER NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
LE-
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment
should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment
bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance
is needed
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment
is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment
bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4
3.
4.
5.
WHEEL
are not
TO REMOVE
a Sears
WHEEL
or other
FOR
qualified
REPAIRS
1.
2.
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removat (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
tire dry rot and corrosion.
VVashers
Retaining Ring
Axle Cover
to
Lock
Gate
Bolt
camber, contact
service center.
also prevents
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
Start engine and test.
If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
Motion Control
Lever
and camber
adjustable
on your tractor.
If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toedn or
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START
TERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
BAT-
,_WARNING:
Lead-acid
batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
26this
manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
[MPORTANT:
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.
Seat
TO ATTACH JUMPER
CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
2.
3.
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
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.
TO REMOVE
ORDER 1.
2.
CABLES,
Terminal
Positive (Red) CaMe
REVERSE
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
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
BATTERY
,_WARNmNG:
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
TO REIVIOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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.
Negative (BUack) CaMe
3.
02614
REPLACmNG
Hex
Bolt
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead Battery
Keps
Nut _.
Hood
Headlight Wire
Connector
Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining hex
bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
27
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
CONTROL
CABLE
PRELIMINARY
1.
2.
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
section
1.
2.
3.
Governor Control Plate
,-!I
of the manual.)
Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
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.
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.
Hobs
"A"
Clamp Screw
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
-
FINAL SETTING
-(See "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE" in this
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.
Governor Control Lever
SETTING
Move throttle
TEST
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 or 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.
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:
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.
Idle Speed
Screw
Lever
Idle Mixture
Valve with
Limiter
28
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.
_I, CAUTmON:
hose, or tank during storage. Also, 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.
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.
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
2.
3.
4.
5.
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 car-
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENG(NE O(L
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
1.
2.
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
3.
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
to another.
from one season
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.
this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
mMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
FUEL SYSTEM
engine
mI_,4PORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
29
and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manuam unmessdirected to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Wiii not start
CORRECTmON
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
3.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine
turn
wiii
not
over
1.
2.
3.
4.
Brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence
swkch(es).
Engine clicks
wiii not start
Loss of power
but
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting
to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
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
4.
5.
6.
7.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1.
2.
qualified
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
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
center.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
1.
30
service
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
4.
5.
center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
2.
3.
service
service
center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
5.
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
See appropriate
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(cont.)
CHART:
section
in rnanuam unmess directed
CAUSE
service
center
CORRECTmON
6.
Faulty spark
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check
all wiring.
,,
14. See To Adjust Carburetor
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water
1. Worn,
1.
10.Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
Excessive
to Sears
plug.
6.
in fuel.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
bent or loose blade.
vibration
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
part(s).
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Engine dies when
tractor is shift
into reverse
.
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
1. Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
Engine continues
to run when
operator
leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
.
Faulty operator=safety
presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
.
Worn,
1.
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.
Poor
cut o uneven
2.
3.
4.
5.
bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
and
Clogged mower deck vent
from build=up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate
section in rnanuam unmess directed
PROBLEM
_ower blades wiii
mot rotate
CAUSE
1.
=oor grass
Jischarge
=oor grass
;tischarge
'continued)
3.
4.
1.
Engine
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
4.
5.
6.
Worn,
6.
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
8.
9.
speed
drive
too slow.
too fast.
bent or loose
10. Improper
blades
blade.
used.
1.
Remove
obstruction.
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2.
3.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
11.
4eadiight(s)
not
t_orking
'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.
3attery wiii not
.'harge
1.
2.
3.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
4.
_oss of drive
1.
2.
3.
Engine "backfires"
Nhen turning
.=ngine "OFF"
.
center
CORRECTmON
Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
Worn/damaged
mower
belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
2.
to Sears service
Freewheel control in
"disengaged"
position.
Motion drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken.
Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
32
drive belt.
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
.. Replace
battery.
Check/clean
al/connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
1.
2.
Place freewheel
control in
"engaged" position.
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
.
alternator.
Move throttle
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.274821
SCHEMATIC
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NOTE
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HEADLIGHTS
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
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ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
NON-REMOVABLE
REMOVABLE
BATFERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE,
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING,
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NUMBER
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ELECTRmCAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTiON
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
90
91
92
93
94
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Box, Battery
Switch Interlock
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Switch Light
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover, TerminaI
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Cover Terminal
Strap Battery Mount Front
Harness Pigtail Reverse
Screw
Module Reverse ROS
163465
74760412
186491
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193374
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
17490508
180449
190270
193465
192540
191834
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=inches
1 inch = 25=4 mm
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CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.274821
259
260
258
273
_275
278
39
18
58
208
278
209
208
/
20'_
209
60
2_
208
74
2O6
209
chassis-Laser-It.stir
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46
TRACTOR
- ° MODEL
CHASSmS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
174619
176554
155272
193511X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
184272X615
184921
STD541437
184259
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
90
142
143
144
145
159
166
206
207
208
209
217
258
259
260
263
264
272
273
274
275
278
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192393X615
139976
17490508
175710
174714
184270
72140606
154798
STD541437
124346X
175702
186689
175582
156524
155123X428
189747
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
179132X428
184264X599
184263X599
184262X428
184265
184266
184269X428
184268X428
184260X428
184261X428
191611
5479J
187801
NUMBER
917.274821
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Extrusion
Locknut, Hex, with insert 3/8-16 unc
G rille/Lens Asm,
(Includes Key Nos, 258, 259, 260, 263, 264, 274 and 275)
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol, 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crowniock 3/8-16 unc
Nut 1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Screw Hi-Lo #13-16 x 5/8 w/Patch
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
Console FueIWindow
Lens RH
Lens LH
Cover Lens
Bezel Grille LH
Bezel Grille RH
Vent Hood RH
Vent Hood LH
insert Grille LH
insert GrilIe RH
Screw 10 x 3/4 SingIe Lead Hex
Hug Button
Plug Dome PIastic (Choke Hole)
NOTE: AlI component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
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GROUNDDRIVE
116
32
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52
37
36 35
32
95
53
30
29
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22
55
19
78
74
75
drive-hydro,stlt
$8
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TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274821
GROUND DRmVE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRiPTiON
192502
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD541437
130564
178141
73350600
106888X
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
178138
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
Transaxle Peerless LTH2000 (See
Breakdown)
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr=5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins= 5/16-18 unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob 1/2-13
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD=
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, TransaxIe
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot PedaI
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 uric x 2-3/4 Gr=5
Keeper, Belt Idler
PulIey, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x =875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr=5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
39
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRiPTiON
69
70
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
85
89
95
112
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
202
212
245
246
247
250
251
252
263
142432
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
178139
165711
19171216
150360
192387X428
178134
19091210
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
72110614
145212
178122
178121
181462
17060612
17060516
19131616
17000612
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 unc
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga=
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga=
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga=
Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD
Console, Shift
Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga=
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga=
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID 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 unc x 1 Gr=5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x =561
Plate Fastening
Nyliner Snapqn 5/8"1D
Washer NyI 7/8 ID x =105" Hyd
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr=5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Strap Torque Lh LTH2000
Strap Torque Rh LTH2000
Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000
Screw 3/8-16 x =75
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga=
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U=S=inches
1 inch = 25=4 mm
TRACTOR
STEERmNG ASSEMBLY
° ° MODEL
NUMBER
917.274821
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STEERmNG ASSEMBLY
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NUMBER
917.274821
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
41
42
43
44
46
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
95
97
186093X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
190753
126847X
19131416
17000612
76020412
130465
10040500
155099
152927
186095X428
19113812
73540600
186737
145054X428
121749X
190752
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
74780564
Steering WheeI
Front AxIe Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH=
Spindle Assembly, R=H=
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga=
Ring, Ktip
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Hexfiange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing Link Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga=
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Rod, Tie
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr= 5/16
Bushing, Steering
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 11/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga=
Lock Nut Center 3/8-24
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga=
Extension Steering
Cap, SpindIe
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rhnd Sq 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Washer Fiat =781 x 1-1/2 x =14
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Ctip Steering
Washer Hardened .793 x 1=637 x =060
Bolt 5/16-18 x 4" Gr=5
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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NUMBER
917.274821
ENGINE
72
62
81
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78
14
31
39
29
OPTIONAL
Spark
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720408
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
33
34
37
137352
165291
148456
169837
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
EQUIPMENT
Arrester
engine-bs.lcyl
DESCRIPTION
Control Throttle/Choke
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs
Model No, 31P777-0296-E1
Muffler Exhaust
Gasket Muffler
Tube, Drain Oil Easy
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel
Cap Fuel
Clamp Hose BIk
Pad Spacer
Line Fuel
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
38
39
44
45
181654
109227X
17670412
17000612
30
DESCRIPTION
Plug, Drain Oil Easy
Pad IdIer
Screw Hexwsh ThdrI 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol
3/8-16 x 3/4
46
19091416
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga,
62
10010500
Washer Split
72
71070512
Screw Hex Head Cap 5/16-18
x 3/4
78
17060620
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
81
73510400
Nut, Keps 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S,
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
42
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17
seat
It.knob
/
12
1
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
188719
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
174648
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat
Bo+tFin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga+
Clip Push HnHinged
Nut Hex Lock w/hs 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1+5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga+
Pan Pnt Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Hd
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 Hg Gr+5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/hs 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga+
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x +62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25+4 mm
43
TRACTOR
° ° MODEL
NUMBER
917.274821
DECALS
7
16
3
\
2
2
1
11
22
19
14
14
13
5
15--
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
11
13
14
15
Decai
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decat
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
156439
186367
186366
189020
133644
193565
179128
186572
193307
146046
189088
160396
20
Fender Danger Sears
Hood Side RH/LH
Hood RH/LH
Engine H/P
Maint Customer Sears Dom
Replacement
Deck
Fender Craftsman
Fender STLTH Oper Inst E/S
V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Dash Panel
Mower Drive Schematic
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
16
19
20
22
-------
164065
138047
172331
149516
178392
138311
184310X428
18431 lX428
193809
193810
Decal Steering
Decal Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal Disconnect
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual Owner's (EngIish)
Manual Owner's (Spanish)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
4,10
11
wheeb
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
106732X624
278H
9040H
8
9
10
106108X624
138468
7152J
11
104757X428
144334
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided,
Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire(Not Provided,
Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
1
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
LiFT ASSEfvIBLY
7
11
4
13
19
\
20
31
19
\. _
15
32
Fift-rh.1 piece3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing NyIong
Grip HandIe Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift LH.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Tapered
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274821
MOWER DECK
i147
i
30
21
113 111
@116
_2
119
118 _
28
\
27
29
5
6
f
19
21
_117
42
D man-t-path
stlt 3
46
TRACTOR
o o MODEL
NUMBER
917.274821
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
137645
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
53
54
55
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
184907
178515
155046
DESCRiPTiON
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Asm,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
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 discharge)
Blade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
dncL Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Bali, Mandrel
Stripper, 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 x 5/8 x 16 Ga=
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdro! RollingWsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Hanged
Bolt Cart Sh=3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr=5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut, Lock Hg. 3/8-16 uric
Guard, Mandrel, LH=
Retainer
Screw, Thd= RotI 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, ShouIder 5/16-18 uric
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
56
59
67
68
92
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
134
135
165723
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
179292
179293
17000512
4898H
188606
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
156941
159765
136
138
155986
159763
139
159767
140
159768
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
STD533717
19131410
188234
130794
--
171491
DESCRiPTiON
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom OvaI
V-Belt
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 uric
Bracket Wheel Guage LH
Bracket Wheel Guage RH
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bolt, ShouIder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crown!ock 3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga=
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga=
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1Gr=5
Bott Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket Asm= Wheel Gauge
Rear LH
Bar Adj= Gauge Wheel
Bracket Asm= Wheel Gauge
Rear RH
Bracket Asm= Wheel Gauge
Front RH
Bracket Asm= Wheel Gauge
Front LH
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga=
Cable Clutch 42"
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 uric x 1-3/4
Washer 3/8
Head Asm Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std= Deck-Order separately
guage wheel components key
nos= 116- 119)=
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR ° ° MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE ° ° MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
106
6
31
87
3
203
-
208
/
200
25
!
22
lOO
210
48
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE o o MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
5
6
9
13
14
15
17
22
23
25
26
28
29
31
36
37
38
40
41
42
42A
43
44A
44B
45
47
48
49
56
65
67
772151
770135
776355
778263
786197
778368
778368
778373
786139
792194
792195
792073A
792125
792035
780065
780189
790071
790007
799021
792204
790102
792202
792203
792171
790100
790099
790101
774869
774688
778378
778379
780195
776440
Cover LH.
Case
Counter Shaft
Spur Gear 11T
Neutral Sleeve (.572)
Bevel Gear dncl. 14) (13 Teeth)
Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13 Teeth)
Ring Gear (54 Teeth)
Drive Pin
Spring
Washer .750 ID
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Washer .627 ID .091W
Washer .563 ID .062W
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad
RolI Pin .25
Brake Lever
Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4
Screw, 10-24 x .500
Inside Brake (Mach)
Outside Brake (Casting)
Actuator Rod
Axle 16.812
Axle 11.625
Spur Gear 18T
Spur Gear 81T
Washer .7501D .062W
Brakeshaft
49
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
70
79
85
87
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
109
113
114
115
127
150
157
180
182
183
184
185
190
191
200
786196
792201
792154
788088A
792141
792200
792199
792184
792193
792198
780096
786162
792046
788104
786199
786200
786198
784384
788093A
788102
730229
788103
792118
792196
798050
792150
792151
794787
203
206
207
208
209
210
798044
798055
798053
798040
798054
794788
DESCRmPTION
Spacer .625.765
Spring
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 3/4"
Washer .3771D .058W
Snubber Washer
Snubber Spring .471D
Washer .4371D .078W
Screw, 1/4-28 x .490
Nut, 3/8-24
Washer .625 ID .057W
Sleeve Assembly
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
"O" Ring
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 157)
Sleeve Ass'y dnci. 87)
Sleeve Assembly (Incl. 87)
Shift Lever Ass'y dncl. 109)
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon
Oil Seal 9/16"1D
BOil Spec. (80W90)
Grommet
Relief Valve
Hose Barb
Tubing 1/2 x 5
Washer
Nut 7/16-20
Differential (Gear Reduction
Drive)
Pulley & Hub Ass'y
Disconnect Lever
Mounting Plate
Fan
Control Lever
Hydro Module LH Fender Control
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
BRmGGS & STRATTON ENGmNE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0296oe1
434
684!11_
16,
584_
}_'
9_
307
358 ENGINE
3_
1264I_
GASKET SET
24
868
12
_)
146_
943 o
741
O22
I
20_
6170
524 _
842 O
1019 LABEL KIT
I
1058 OWNER'S
1266
I
MANUAL
]
I 1036
EMISSION
LABEL
I
I
I
48SHORT
BLOCK I I@1
15_
1330
REPAIR
MANUALI
[ 1329 REPLACEMENT
ENGINE
I
750 •
200
89
1027
50
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
BRmGGS & STRATTON ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0296=E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
SET
1022
238
868
35
1022
6170
525
1022
914
54_
654
53_
1119_,
1023
1091
105
127 O
276 @
1127_
51
947
TRACTOR ° o MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
BRmGGS& STRATTON ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0296=E1
305A
643
1267
968
729
1070
801
697
74
_
73__
_
544_
803_
1005
310 1
_
1044_
363
1051&
579
_
_ _""_
462 I 797 "
5o_
_
_'_J
_
783 _
802 @
52
TRACTOR o ° MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
BRmGGS& STRATTON ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0296=E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
-26
-27
28
29
--
697174
399265
391086
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
699052
699054
699051
697559
698469
697099
697126
697263
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
73
74
78
89
93
94
95
98
104
105
106
108
692852
695760
695761
691279
691279
697108
690964
691968
690564
698492
697762
690193
692137
690227
691148
697133
697897
691003
690283
690602
498030
691636
495800
690525
231855
691780
690464
DESCRmPTION
Cyiinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
,,
SeaFOil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
_+ Gasket-Cylinder Head
•
Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
•
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
,,
SeaFOil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump)
Flywhee!
Key-FIywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Rod-Connecting
(.020" Undersize)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valveqntake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-FIywhee!
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
,,O$+Gasket-lntake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Screw (FIywhee! Guard)
Phg-Oil
G Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
G
Pin-FIoat Hinge
G Valve-Float Needle
G Seat-lnIet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
108A
117
118
121
125
127
130
131
133
137
141
141A
142
146
186
187
187A
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
232
238
240
265
267
276
304
305
305A
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
358
363
383
385
385A
692344
694352
697228
697241
698445
695005
691750
494379
494381
281165
495097
495931
697140
691639
692317
697098
698417
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691842
691843
298090
691024
695134
692255
699829
697102
697103
697107
691003
693551
690323
497608
492341
691061
691043
697191
19203
89838
694476
690297
,,
O
Included
Included
121
Inctuded
977
Included
$
DESCRiPTiON
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor OverhauI
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
FIoat-Carburetor
O1: Gasket-Float BowI
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic)
O Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Link-MechanicaI Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
O$ VVasher-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (B!ower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywhee! PulIer
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Screw (Fue! Pump)
O
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor OverhauI Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR
o o MODEL NUMBER 917.274821
BRmGGS & STRATTON ENGmNE=MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0296=E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
387
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
697090
691691
697122
697153
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
692024
697086
691032
697085
692034
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138
690801
634A
690802
635
643
654
684
691
697
718
729
741
750
757
758
759
783
789
797
801
802
803
830
842
847
851
868
914
918
943
691909
697155
690958
697157
692407
690372
690959
691224
697128
691033
697607
697134
697392
693713
698329
693167
691283
691286
693757
691095
691031
697087
692424
690968
690960
697091
690589
DESCRmPTION
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
EIbow-lntake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor ControI Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
•
SeaI-DipstickTube
Tube-Dipstick
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
O,, SeaFO Ring (Intake Manifold)
O Spring/Seal Assembly
(Manual Choke)
O Spring/Seal Assembly
(Choke A Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather Passage Cover)
,,
SeaFGovernor Shaft
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Screw (OiI Pump Cover)
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
•
Sea!-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick!Tube Assembly
TerminaFSpark Plug
,+ SeaFValve
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Line-Vacuum
•
SeaFO Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRmPTmON
947
965
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1017
1019
1022
1023
1024
1026
......
1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
1051
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
1119
1127
1263
1264
1265
1266
1266A
1267
1270
1279
1329
1330
694393
499613
697015
699848
495933
690192
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Solenoid-Fuel
Cover-OiI Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
BowFFIoat
Gasket Set-Carburetor
SeaI-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Hywheel
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower Housing
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring(Intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower Housing
PIug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
Replacement Engine
Repair Manual
•
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Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
$
+
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES
_b
FOR SAFE
HILL,
MAX.
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
tractorto up
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.injury,
Makeoperate
turns your
gradually
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise
extreme caution when
changing
direction
on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted mine indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertieammy paraimei to a tree
trunk or other upright
structure.
3. Sight across
the fold in the direction
of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare
the angle of the fold with the elope of the hill°
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Your Home
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