Craftsman 917.270821 Specifications

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19.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
_vlodel No.
9!7_-27_0821
• Safety
*--ASsembly
• .Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
Maintenance ......_........ _;........................ 19
Service and Adjustments............ .........23
Storage................................................. 29
Troubleshooting.................................... 31
Repair Parts ......................................... 34
Parts Ordering ....................... Back Cover
Warranty;.,....,,L,.,,.,._,,..
..... _.................. 2
Safety Rules .......................................
,_2
Proo_::t Specifications .... ................. ......5
Assembly.;., ........... .;.......... :... ......... ;...... 8
Operation:_._...... ;;::...:. ..... _..... _.............. .12
MaintenancQ Schedule ...... _..,............... 19
LIMITED T_/O
For two (2)
tained,
Sears will
if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is mainringto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
This__Warr_ y dpes pot _ve.P.
• Expenda le ifpm_which become w'pm during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs; a!! ;Jle_nenj.belts, _}tc. i
:
• Tire repl_ ,ementpr repair._ausedby puncturesfrom outsideobjects,such as nails,
thorns, sl _ml:Is,
otglass, i
i
• Repairs eces_sa_ybecause of;operator
abuse, negligence,improperstorageoraccident or thefailure
tomaintainthe equipment accordingtothe instructions
containedin
the owner's manual.
Ridingequipment used forcommercial or rentalpurposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equip
ment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery witLnothoTd-a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home warranty
service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from
the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the
date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will still be available-after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply). This
warranty applies on_ while this product is in the United States. This Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to
state.
Sears. Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates. IL 60179
GENERAL OPERATION.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before tuming.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
, Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
, Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters _rea_"
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• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
puffing your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
• Tum,_off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow 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.
SLOPE
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require-extracaution. If yotJcannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
. it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Us-e-sTov__eed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counter-weights to improve stability.
• Use extra care With grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
•_ Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do nottum on Slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do, e_t-mow_on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not
smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flan_, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equip
o-ment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an obj.ect. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
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• Never make adjustments or repairs with
th@englae running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended pads,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. 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. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safemachine-operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• B_fore and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• Do not rum on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
_Look
for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!t BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFE"I'Y IS INVOLVED.
,AWARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
_CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
_djusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where
t cannot contact spark plug.
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instructib_ will enable youto assemDte
and maintain
yourtractor
properly.
Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES'.
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GASOUNE
CAPACITY
AN[LTY'PE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OIL'WPE
(API-SF/SG/SH): --
SAE 3O
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-3O
(below 32"F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
Champion RJ19LM
OR J19LM
VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE:
MAINTENANCE
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product.Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILmES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
.005-.007
EXHAUST: .009-.011
GROUND SPEED
(MPH):-
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:30
MIN. CCA:240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
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,AWARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an intemal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
In the state of Califomia the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
Califomia 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 Authorized Service
Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
"FORWARD: 0- 5.5
REVERSE: 0 - 2.4
TIRE P_RESSURE'--FRONT:
REAR:
AGREEMENT
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman 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 your
nearest Sears Authorized Service Center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
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CONTENTS
OF HARDWARE
PACK
Parts Bag contents shown full size
III
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x I
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
..... (1) Knob
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
(2)
Lock #10"
Washers
(2) Weld
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
Nuts
#10
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Partspackedseparatelyincarton
Steering
Boot
Seat
Video
Cassette
Mulcher
Plate
Steedng
Wheel
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Parts Bag
Manual
Parts Bag contents not shown full size
_(2)
Center-
(2) Shoulder
BaRs
lockNuts
(2) Wasi_em 3/8
x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
a
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SteeringWheel Adapter
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Steedng
Wheel Insert
(2) Gauge
Wheels
"_1
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(2)Lm_hHook
Assenddk_s
Slope Sheet
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Steering
Extension
Shaft
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unEs,sem61ed for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and har.dware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9116" wrench
(1) 3/4" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1)Pliers
(1) 3/4" Socket w/
drive rachet
(1) Phillips Screwdriver
(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
• Assemblelargeflatwasher,3/8 lock
washer,3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.
• Snap steering wheel insertinto center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protectivematerialsfrom tractor hood andgrill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skidthat may puncturetires
where tractor is to rolloff skid.
Insert
__
3/8 Hex Bolt
Large Rat
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton (See
Stee__iill
r
Wheel
pageS);-......
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flaL
• Check for any additional loose pads or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE
SKID
ROLUNG
ATTACH STEERING
TRACTOR
OFF
WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
--_ Slideextension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16
he)( bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointingstraight forward.
• Slide steering wheel adapter onto steep
ing shaft extension.
• Po_stee_i'ng
wheel so cross bars
a-re honzontal (left to right) and slide
o!n_
b_:)t and onto adapter.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling
position to disengage transmission (See
"TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
Adjusts•at before tightanid_ladjustment
knob.
• Remove cardboardpacking on seat pan.
CHECK BAr'[ERY
• Lift hood to raised position
• If_is battery is put into service after
month and year indicatedon label (label
located betweenterminals) charge battery for minimumof one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTE-
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolL "Rghten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and fiat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seal
• Slide seat until a comfortable position is
reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely
NANCE section of this manual for
charging instructions).
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_Label
_,o 9
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt
Rat Washer
Adjustment Knob
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• [hstall two latch hooks to mulcher plate
;
using screw, washer, lock washer, and
weld nut as shown.
NOTE,-'Pre-assemble weld nut to latch
hook by inserting weld nut from the top
with hook pointing down.
• Tighten hardware securely.
• Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
_CAUTION:
Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold guard
when attacbingmulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
TheTop
Weld
_Down
\
Lock
Latch
Latch
Hook
Weld Nut
Lock Washer
Washer
Washer
Muicher
Plate
Deflector
Shield
"_
Screw
Latch
Hooks
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
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AS-SEMBLEGAUGE WHEELS TO
MOWER DECK
The gauge wheelsare designed to keep
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustmentssection of
this manual.
the mower deck in proper positionwhen
operating mower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower performance.
• Assemble gauge wheels withtractor on
a fiat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightlyoff the ground.
Install-gaugewheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 31816 Ioclmut_ad tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
v' CHECKLIST
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
v' All assembly instructionshave been
completed.
v' No remaining loose pads in carton.
V' Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum I hour at 6 amps).
v' Seat is adjusted comfortablyand
tightened securely.
v' All tires are propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes,the tires were
overinfiatedat the factory).
v' Be sure mower deck is properlyleveled
side-to-side/front-to-rearfor best
cutting results.(Tires must be propedy
inflatedfor leveling).
i/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routedproperly aroundpulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
v' Check wiring. See that all connections
are stillsecure and wires are properly
damped.
v' Before drivingtractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
Gauge Wheel
Bracket
3/8-16 Locknut
Bolt
3/8-16 Washer
Wheel
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were ovednflated
at the factory for shippingpurposes.
Correct tire pressure is importantfor best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
_'PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on
page 5 of this manual.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/
,/
/
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
,/
Engine oil is at proper level.
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleadffd gasoline.
Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
Be sure brake system is in safe operat....ing condition.
,/ 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 section of this manual).
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in
the Service and Adjustments sectoin of
this-m_"_l.
Veery that the belts are routed _.Qji_ect_.
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The,_e._syrobols may appear on your tractor or in literaturesuppliedwith the product.
Leam and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
_-NGIN-EON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
UGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
UGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HIGH
LOW
KEEPAREACLEAR
SLOW
'_
!
MOWER LIFT
c®) l
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPEHAZARDS
(SEESAFETYRULESSECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaticModels only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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"KNUW
READ
IruuN.mm'i.,.k_murt
THIS
OWNER'S
MANUAL AND
SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
0PE
;AllN GYO
UR
TRACTOR
Coriipam the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Ammeter
Choke
Throttle Control
Uft Lever
©
Clutch/Brake
.Pedal .........
Plunger
Attachment
Oft Lever
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Parking Brake
Motion
Control Lever
Freewheel
Control
Approx.
Speed
3 MPH
2 MPH
1 MPH
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to
engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor. --.
UGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and
off.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting a cold
engine.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control engine
speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the
engine.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor
with the.exKdne off.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust
the mower cutting height.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER: Selects the
speed and direction of the tractor.
AI'rACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and
lower the mower deck or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
UFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for star'dngand stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battenj charging (+) or
discharging (-).
PARKING BRAKE: Locks dutch/brake into the
brake posiJion.
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eyes,.which can resuR in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or
repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or StanThe operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown _to the
'
dard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR
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.
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
• Depress clutch/brakepedal intofull
"BRAKE" positionand hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" positionand release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remainiff'BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will holdtractor secure.
Attachment Clutch
Lever =Engaged"
Position
Choke
Control
=Disengaged"
Control
Parking Brake
=Engaged"
Portion
=Brake"
Pedal "Ddve"
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
Motion
Control
Lever
NOTE: Failureto move throttle controlto
slow positionand allowingengine to idle
before stoppingmay cause engine to
"backfire".
• Tum ignition key to =OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hotengine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_i, CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position; to empty grass
catcher, etc.
THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
CHOKE CONTROL
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES •._To stopmower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
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• To stop ground ddve, depress
- clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE"
position.
_• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENG!NF__
• Move throttle Control to slow position.
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Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
NOTE: The effort to move the motion control lever will reduce after the first few
hours of use. This is normal.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTFING HEIGHT
The cuffing height is controlled by tuming
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
height.
control lever to slower posit_n.
• If stoppingis absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: 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 all turns slowly.
• Turn knob countemlockwise (O)to
lower cutting heighL
The _g
height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured
from the ground tothe blade tip with the
engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon
soil conditions, height of grass and types
of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
ove-t 6 Inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high,Tthe-se'cond to desired height.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift control.
• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
AttachmentClutch
AttachmentLift
Lever "Engaged"
Lever High Position
Position.__
TO TRANSPORT
When pushingor towing your tractor, be
sure to disengagetransmissionby placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position.
Freewheel controlis located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• Pull freewheel control knob out and hold
in position by inserting retainer spring
into forward hole of control rod.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission,reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protecthood from damage when
transportingyour tractor on a truck or a
trailer,be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor.Use an appropriate means of
tying hoodto tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
/
"Disengaged'__::'
Position-----'-f'_'_/1_..:_'_.
Low
', Posmon
._
_
_'_Discharge
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommendedby 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.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not ddve up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15" and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide provided at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up,m,,do,,ua hills.
• Avoid _topping or changing speed on
hilts_
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BEFORE
STARTING
• Be sure freewheel control _ in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAG ED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt. For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
.THE ENGINE
CHECK ,ENGINE OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped,--from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Hemove 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 =OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To-change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
ADD GASOLINE• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTA_N_T: W_.henoperating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
,_dAweather starting.
RNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
us_g 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.
_rain 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
"_leaner products in the fuel tank or permanct amage may occur.
AUTION: Fil! to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGfNE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the_ne
I_s run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tah'R'to tlT-eengine.
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• Insert key into ignition and tum key
clockwise to =START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, pull the choke control out
and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F
AND ABOVE)
• When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F AND
BELOW)
• When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the
engine to accept small changes in
speed and load, until the choke control
is fully in. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly. This may
require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes,
depending on the temperature.
no movementof drive wheeLs.The air is
being removed from hydraulicdrive system.
• Move m0tioncontrol lever to neutral (N)
position. Shut off engine and set parking
brake.
• Engage transmissionby placing freewheel control in drivingposition(See
"TO TRANSPORT" in this section of
manual).
• Sittingin the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running,move throttle controlto half (1/2) Speed. With
motion controllever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
• Slowly move motioncontrollever forward; after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
controllever to reverse position.After
the tractor moves approximatelyfive (5)
feet retum the motioncontrol lever to
the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion controllever
three (3) times.
• Your tractor is now purged and ready for
normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
• "13rechains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attachedto tractor.
• Mower shouldbe properlyleveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustmentssectionof this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower shouldbe
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippingsare discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the rightof the tractor.
This will resultin a more even distribution of clippingsand more uniformcutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippingswill discharge away from shrubs, fences, drive....ways, etc. After one ortwo rounds, mow
in the opposite directionmaking left
hand turns untilfinished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it shouldbe
mowed twice to reduceload and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relativelyhigh; the second
to the desired heighL
Before driving the unitin cold weather,.
the transmission should be warmed up
asrfollo_s:
• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.,
• Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and
let the clutch/brake slowly return to
operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed Up and
may require the choke control be pulled
_t slightly.
NOTE:_ A_h_igh_a!_it_u.de
(above 3000 feet)
or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
- adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
,_RGE TRANSMISSION
CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running_.........
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor
for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transniission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface with
engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freev_heeling position
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section
of manual).
_. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion
control lever in neutral (N) position,
slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full forward
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Move lever to full reverse position and
.b_
five=(5) seconds. Repeat this
procedure three (3) times.
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Wet grass tends to form.clurflps and
interfe_ with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that anarea be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattem from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
-grass will plugmower,and!eav e undesirable cluinpe.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 byselecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
Well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
r
MULCHING
.
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
, The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce-them in.size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutring action of the blades.
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILmES
-
MAINTENANCE
AS YOU COMPLETE
FILL IN DATES
REGULAR
SERVICE
._-
SCHEDULE
.
IV _
Check Twe Pressure
.
ICE DATES
/__¢__/__
Check Brake Operation
V'
V r
V'
Check Operator Presence and
T
Interlock Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners
li_
V'
A
_n/Replace
T
Lubrication Chart
_
0
Check Batlery Level
Vee
R
Ck_an
BettewandTerminals
I_
Check Traneaxla Cooling
V'
Mower Blades
V'7
V'4
V'
.-Adj.= e,ade Be_(s)Tension
Adjust
V's
Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
CheckEngii'_.Oii.
l..evel
Ves
i_ e
Change Engine Oil
lieu@
V _
E
Clean Air Filter
li_2
N
Clean Air Screen
V'=
G
Inspect MufflerlSpark
Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
N
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
re=
Replace Spark Plug
ql_
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Ibm'=
Replace
V'
_,
V_I.=
Fuel F'dter
V'
1 -Chango-rr_re-ohorr
when operatingtradera heavy Inad or Inhigh amble_ temperaturel 5 - If equlpped with =djuMab_ =ystmn.
2 - Service moro often when operating In dirty or dusty conditloM.
S - Notrequir_ if equippedwith msintmwnc_-free
batWy
3 - If equipped with oil lin_. change oil o_m/50 hours.
7-_
I¢ontaxle pivotboltto35 It.-I_. _
4 - Fleplace blaKl_ more ohen when mowing In undy =oL
Donot ove_ightln.
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual. Some
adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
.A_justm__
ents section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you shouldreplace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
• spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better'and last longer.
BEFORE
•
•
•
•
EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systL_l_or proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION CHART
e
Zerk
Zerk
Front
Wheel
• FrontWheel
Beadng
Bearing
Zerk
@ Engine
0
Clutch
Pivot(s)
!
O SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor OIL
• General PurposeGrease
@ Refer to Maintenance Engine"Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bear-ings.
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.
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.TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rub_--bet.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objecLs-a_l 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.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
• center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel
Trailing
Assembly
Edge
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer
Lock
Star
_-_.
Hex Bolt (Grade 8)*
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade but if you do, be sure the blade
is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while it is on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with balancer).
NOTE: DO not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade onto 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.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your
tra_t-0_-d6e_-hot function as described
below, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
- disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
Center Hole
BLADE CARE "
For best resultsmower blades mustbe
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
Blade
5/8" BoX
or Pin
BLADE REMOVAL
BATTERY
• Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
_w_ler see_ring blade.
• Install new of resharpened blade with
"tmiling_edge up towards deck as shown.
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.
2O
• Keep battery bolls tighL
• Keep small vent holes open_
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for I hour.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum
jelly.
• Re_Stall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUS-'FMEN_S-section of this manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-bells 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.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
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.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact End clean.
• 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.
ZRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
,o
:F
c TIg._ERATURE
,.=- o--,_RANGE
=10"
_"
_-
TO CHANGE
ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• Alter oil has drained completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of
this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level.-.Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
' o
40"
ANTICIPATED
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°F. Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on og.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation, Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level.
;o-_, NEXT OIL
,o-_
CHANGE
BEFORE
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 your nearest authorized service
center.
Air Screen
Plug....
Oil Fill Cap/Dipsb'ck /
>--.]1,1,_
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn
21dried gum fibers.
(our engine will not run properly using a _ _ Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
•cooling fins to prevent engine damage
"lirtyair filter. Clean.the foam pre-deaner
from overheating. Air guide covers must
after ev.ery 25_hours of operation or every
be removed. Remove side panels and
3eason. Service paper cartridge every
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
100 hours of operat!qn or every season,
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and Advhichever occurs first.
justments section of this manual).
3ervice air cleaner more often under dusty
;onditions.
Remove knob(s) and cover.
"O SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
TopAir Guide_
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Engine Cooling Fins
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
If v_ry oTrtyor damaged, replace precleaner.
Reinstall _r_cl_aff_
over cartridge.
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Air Guide Cover 6
Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
(Both Sides)
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
MUFFLER
debris from entering carburetor.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could cresurface. If very dirty or damaged,
ate a fire hazard and/or damage.
replace cartridge.
Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, preSPARK PLUGS
clean erl-cover-and secure with knob(s).
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
JIPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such
each mowing season or after every 100
_s kerosene, are not to be used to clean
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
lie cartridge. They may cause deterioraSpark plug type and gap setting are
"on of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
30 not use pressurized air to clean or dry
on page 5 of this manual.
;artridge.
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IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter shouldbe replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructingfuel flowto carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, i'emove filter and plug
fuel linesections.
• Place new fuel filter in positionin fuel
linewith arrow pointingtowards carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properlypositioned.
Knob
Ning Nut
Cartiridge
_= Plate
"oam Pre;leaner
Screen
Cartiddge
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C_mp
Ch_mp
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
-• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
,_CAUTION:
Keep finished surfaces arid wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine can result in a shortened engine
life.
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• -.--Placemotioncontrol lever in neutral (N) position.
; Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• TumJgnitionkey "OFF" and Pemove key.
• Make sure the blades and all movingparts have completelystopped.
• Disconnect spark plugwire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED_"p.osition.
• Move attachment lift lever forwardto
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever
by removing retainer spring.
• +Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracketby removing retainerspring.
• Disconnect suspensionarms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnectfrontlinksfrom deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lilt lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to rightside of tractor.
• Lower liftlever to its lowest position.
• Install mower'in reveme order of
removal instructions.
Retainer
Spring
Suspension
Arms
Pulley
Front
Link
RetainerSprings
(BothSides)
Retainer
(Both
S_es)
Spring
AntJ-Swaybar
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on levpLgmund or driveway. Make sure
tires am properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS").
if tires are
over or underinflated, 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.
• 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.
Boffom
of Cud _
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-
I
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bottom
_ofCurl
ments, check,that both front links are
equal in length- Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut =E"
on both front links an equal number of
tums.
When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" 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 tums.
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.
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
• Suspension
Arm
Nut =F"
Nut "E"
Trunnion
Uft Link Adjustment Nut
"FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must;be level side-toside. If the following front:to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
-level side-to-side.
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
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 adjustmerjt on fight side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behmdtll_mandrel
at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Be-t'_'e n_king any necessary adjust-
BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower:
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"BELT IN_ IALI.AI IUN.• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
andinside
an
guides;
• Install mower,in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Idler
Mandrel
Pulley
Pulleys
Mandrel
Pulley
TO ADJUST BRAKE
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around engine
pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
Yourtractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle.
if tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stoppingdistance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage
park_gbrake.
• 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"untildistance
.becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stoppingdistance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highestgear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Cq0tact your nearest=.authodzedservice center/department.
Jam
Nut
Engine
Pulley.
Clutching
Stationary
"With Parking Brake
=Engaged"
Transmission
Input Pulley
Arm
nut. If further brake adjustmeaJ,Js ne=cessarycontact your nearest authorized service center/department
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The n_otion control lever hasbeen preset
at the factory and adjustment Should not
be necessary.
'
: "
: for any reason the motion control lever
will not holdits position while at a selected
speed, it may be adjusted at the friction
pack located on the right side of transmission.
• Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by tuming ignition key to "OFF" position, and engage parking brake.
• Adjust motion control lever by tightening
adjustment Iocknut one half (1/2) rum.
NOTE: If for any reason the effort to
move the motion control lever becomes
too e_,cessjve, reverse the above adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 114
to 112 turn. ........
......
Road test tractor after adjustment and
repeat procedure if necessary.
TRANSMISSION
MENT
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
Should your transmissionrequire removal
for service or replacement, it should be
purged after reinstallationand before
operating the tractor. See =PURGE
TRANSMJSS!ON" in the Operation section
of this manual.
• Adjustment
Locknut
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN_ENT
tf steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering
wheel and reassemble per instructions in
the Assembly section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjusta_
yo_ tractor. If damage has
_cur-r'edt_affect-the
front wheel toe-in or
:am ber_ont_ct your nearest authorized
;ervice center.
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_TO REMOVE
•
IdlOCK
WHEELS
FOR SERVICE
up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insertsquare
key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire puncturesand 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.
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Axle Cover
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
ACAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Alwayswear eye protectionwhen
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY, in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If =jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting,follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Yourtractor Is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
•the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
awayfrom fuel tank and battery.
TO RE'Mc)vIE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER _.
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive" (+)
Terminal
Access
Door _,
Hex Bolt
(Red) Cable
Terminal "_'
Guard
.Negative
(Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE HEADUGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Close,hood.
"Negative" (-)
Bolt
L.H; Pan_
REPLACING
_Nut
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
BATTERY
_CAUTION:
Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the
same t!_rne,_B_fQre connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding•
• Lift hood to raised position•
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully remove
battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
-same position as old battery•
-6- Reinstall terminal guam.
• First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminai_with hex bolt
and keps nut as shown. Tkjhten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
securely.
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
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-TO-REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt towardengine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedures.
Clamp Screw/_
Quarter Circle
Hood
Headlight
Wire
Connector
Swivel
Choke Closed
Casing Clamp
Screw
ENGINE
-
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers _
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by.an authorized engine manufacturers service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE ..........
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle. Tighten
cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
--The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment-as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
-o With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position. _
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cartridge plate to expose carburetor choke
(see "AIR FILTER" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
• Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing t_lamp screw and move
chokg..£,_ble ._til choke is completely
close_d."Tight_'_casing clamp screw se-
Choke Lever
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be
required to compensate for differences in
fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment, proceed
as follows:
In general, tuming the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply Offuel to
the engine giving a leaner fueVa=r mixture.
Tuming the mixture screw out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a richer fueVair mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if screw
is tumed in too tighL
PRELIMINARY SETTING
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke are
adjusted properly (see above).
• With engine off tum idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then tum out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL SETTING
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
....
• Reasse_m'ble air cleaner.
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• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, tum idle mixture
screw in (.clockwise) until engine begins
to d_e-and then tum out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Tum
screw to a pointmidway between those
two positions.
• Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM. Release throttle lever.
engine-govemed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department, which has
proper equipment and experience to make
any necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
Screw
ACCELERATION TEST
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
tum idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 118 tum. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
ehg]nd accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjugt-- _-an_agi_-h_ay result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine govemor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the
Idle Mixture Screw
Throttle Lever
_ldle
Speed
_
Screw
J_
_
Idle Mixture
Screw
Th'rrottleLever
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see =TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot
come in contact with battery terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
Immediate!y- prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_CAUTION:;
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. This will allow you to clean it thoroughly. Remove all dirt, grease, leaves,
-etc. Store in a clean, dryarea.
• Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING" in
the Maintenance section of this 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.
• Touci,Pl_ all rested or chipped paint surfaces;'sand lightly before painting.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter,
fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which leads
to separation and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while i[Lstorage.
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• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel UDps and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
a!temative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor ifusin(j fuel stabilizer.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts to
rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will
cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation to
form and cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE-OIL-- ............
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Tum ignition key to "START" position for
a fewseconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
3O
:TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
CORREC'RON
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Will r_otstart
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED" prop• Engine flooded.
Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
•
Hard to start
Engine valves out of adjustment.
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
Engine will not turn
over
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE" in
attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
•
•
•
•
•
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Corroded.battery terminals.
•_Loose or damaged wiring.
•
•
•
•
• Faulty ignition switch.
• 'Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Faultyoperator presence
switch(es).
"
•
•
•
Disengage attachment dutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
Engine clicks but wili
not start
• Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
•
•
•
Lo_ eblewer
• Cuffing too much grass/too
fast.
• Set in =Higher Cut" posilion/reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
• Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
_UBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Los._of po'Rer (cont'd)
• Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Clean underside of mower hous-
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
ing.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
• Water in fuel.
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
•
Excessive vibration
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with attachment clutch
en_aged
Poor cut - uneven
Engine valves out of adjustment.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged part(s).
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s). Replace
• Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
• dama_led parts.
• Check wiring, switches and connections. If not
Tighten blade
corrected, contact an authorized
service center/
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
,._ Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
--.holes from buildup of
Poor grass discharge
Clean engine-air screen/tins.
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "ToAdjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service
center.
• Replace blade.
bolt.
• Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
rotate
•
•
•
•
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Mower deck not level.
Mower blades will not
refill tank with fresh gasoline and
replace fuel filter.
• Connect and tighten spark plug
wire.
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
• Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
department.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower hous•
ing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to open
vent holes.
• Remove obstruction.
• Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Place throttle control in =FAST"
• Engine speed too slow.
position.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
--
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--
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• •Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before mowing.
_TROUBLESHOOTING
IPROBLEM
Poor-grass_discharge
(cont'd)
CHART,
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Level mower deck.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
* Replace/sharpen blade. "13ghten
blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower hous-
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt wom.
• Blades improperly installed.
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when tuming engine
=OFF"
• Check tires for proper air pressure.
ing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Improper blades used.
• Replace with blades listed in this
manual.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from bundup of
• Clean around mandrels to open
vent holes.
grass, lea.yes, and trash
around mandrels.
• Switch is "OFF".
• Turn switch =ON".
• Bulb(s) burned out.
• Faulty light switch.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Blown fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace light switch.
•
•
•
•
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
• Faulty regulator(if so
equipped).
• Replace regulator.
• Faulty alternator.
• Freewheel control in "disen-
• Replace aitemator.
• Place freewheel control in
gaged" position.
• Motion drive belt worn, darnaged or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
during shipment
=engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
•
or servicing.
Engine throttle control not set
at =SLOW" position for 30
seconds before stopping
engine.
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• Purge transmission.
• Move throttle control to =SLOW"
position and allow to idle for 30
seconds before stopping engine.
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.270821
ELECTRICAL
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-LE(_TRICAL
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
163465
2
74760412
8
7603J
10
145211
11
150109
12
145769
16
153664
19
STD551125
20
73350400
21
147430
__.22_.,_
4152J ..
24 ' 4799J
25
146148
26
108824X
27
73510400
28
145491
29
121305X
30
140301
31
124211X
32
141226
33
109310X
40
156442
--_4-1_-71110408
42
131563
43
145673
44
73640400
45
121433X
52
141940
55
17450508
70
140413
DESCRIPTION
Battery
BolLHex 1/4-20x3/4
Tray, Battery
BolL Btr Front 1/4-20x7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex, Jam 114-20
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 114-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition4 Position
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Ignition Switch
Key, Molded, Craftsman
Hamess, Ignition
Bolt BIk FinHex ll4-20UNCx
1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 6Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xl/2
Harness Engine B&S/Tec Dual
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
35
CHASSIS
AND ENCLOSURES
29
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TRACTOR
CHASSIS
AND
- MODEL NUMBER
917 270821
ENCLOSURES
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
• 12
13
-t4
17
18
20
23
25
26
26
29
30
31
37
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
140
142
16O392
140356
17490612
STD551025
155272
161917X013
STD533710
155927
145660
155936
17490608
144983X558
126938X
156437
124028X
19131312
STD541437
145198X558
155217
151287X558
139976
174905O8
139886
139887
738(X)400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD552507
140547
72140606
154798
STD541437
158418
156095
143 ._:154966
144
154207
145
156524
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Type 1-r
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash, Silkscreened
Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Ttnnerman Gdlle P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1/2 TypeTT
Hood Assembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC
Grille, W/Clips MS-558
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Pivot Bracket Assembly, RH, Mower, Rear
Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff P,H
Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct P/t. 18HP B&S Opp. Twin
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bracket Suspension Front
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
•
GROUND
DRIVE
TRACTOR
. . MODEL
NUMBER
917.270821
19
72
7O
116
49
_150
.. 151
.. 51
37
27
22
1oo
38
GROUND
KEY
NO.
1
DRIVE
PART
NO.
150071
2
3
8
10
15
16
142431
143995
154792
STD561210
74490544
STD541431
18
STD523710
19 TD-541437
21
130564
22
145627
24
7335O6O0
" 25
106888X
26
STD551037
27
STD561210
28
145204
29
124236X
30
130807
32
74760512
34
155071
35
120183X
36
19211616
37
1572H
38
123674X
39 STD523727
40
4470J
41
154777
42- 19131312
43
47
48
49
5O
_52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
19111012
127763
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STlTa41431105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle ( See Breakdown)
Hydro Gear Model No. 310O65O
Spdng, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Rod Shift Fender STLT
Pin Cotter 1/8 x I CAD
Bolt Hex FkjIxI 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock HexW/Ins. 5/16-18
Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uncx 1
Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Spilt
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12
Gauge
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 12 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry STL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NUtCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Unk, Clutch
Spring, Retu.m, Clutch
Belt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty.
"1-1"
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
64
65
66
70
71
72
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
140158
19132012
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Guide Belt RH Engine
Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
73
74
75
156347
121199X
121749X
76
77
78
STD581075
123583X
121748X
81
156046
82
83
84
86
87
123782X
19171216
161901
71208
19212016
Strap Torque Rh Hydro 0650
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16
Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro 20-Rres
Spring Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Rod, "Re Hydro 20" "Rres
Bushing
Washer 21/32 x 1-114x 16 Ga.
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
12000008
158388
124346X
74780536
74780524
142564
140462
144643
4497H
140469
98
100
102
73510600
19111216
141322
103
73940800
104
105
106
140156
71070516
74780520
116
144
148
149
150
151
72110610
19111016
159103
122052X
150935
19133210
Ring Klip #5304-62
Console, Shift
NUt Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro 7"
Control Bypass Hydro 20""Rres
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750.
18/20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 11/32x3/4x16Ga.
Washer Bellville .501D x
1.5OD
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/4-20
Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
Screw Cap Hex 5/16x18xl
--Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18Uncx11/4
Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1.25
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Spacer
Spacer Retainer PM Mower
Bushing Nylon Collered
Washer 13/32x2x10Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rlvn
39
STEERING ASSEMBLY
# t
I i_
IL
_ .......
,,-.....
_ ,
1
i
•
_.
t
e
.-
oo
40
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270821
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
62
63
65
66
67
68
139768
154427
156483
157473
6268H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
156438
STD551137
154779
73901000
156546
57079
124035X
126684X
71200410
127501
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133808
STD541537
100711L
145054
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
156594
74780616
154780
154404
74781044
154429
=
_
l
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
o13
15
17
18
19
20
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring,Knp
Bearing,SteeringColumn
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, FrontAxle
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support,Shaft
Washer, Shim 114x 5/8 x .062
Screw Hex Socket 1/4-20 x 5/8
P_tman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 718x 16 Gauge
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw'i-I" #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Gdpco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mti BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-114x 16 Gauge
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC ....
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-114
K_,Steedng
Assemb_,Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x I Gr. 5
SpacerAxle
Bearing Arm Pitlman
Bolt Fin Hex _8-11unc x 2-3/4
Brace Axle
_IOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
ENGINE
3
1
38
14
81
i
"
29
\
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
7.--
.,
°
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
162152
17720410
.......
4
5
._6-7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
35
37
38
39
40
41
81
149723
144069
144068
138129
150176
145552
STD551125
STD522507
272250
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
159880
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
17490512
8543R
109227X
3645J
139277
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt Paddle 32 22
Screw He)( Thd Cut 1/4.20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 42ET07-2631-E1
Muffler Ext_ust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock HVyoHelical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw'l-I" #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 TYT
Line Fuel
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06
Bosh
Stern Tank Fuel
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Stalter Nut
I inch =-2,5.4 mm
43
SEAT ASSEMBLY
! i
I
I
I
I
'
15
_:__
11
12
KEY " PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
140123
140551
74760616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
155925
120068X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3_50 Blk/'olkCraftsman
12
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lockw/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
13
14
.... 15
16
17
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk71
•Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat 1/2-13 Uric Blk
21
22
24
25
PART
NO.
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
19171912
127018X
....
DESCRIPTION
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 ,d
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring (:_:prsn1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut He)( Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches1 inch= 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.270821-
DECALS
6
1
4
3
11
2
2O
22
19
14
14
13
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
13
14
PART
NO.
156439
1632_
1632_
1632_
_73503
1_644
Decal FenderDangerSears
Decal FendAutoSears Gold
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood LhCraftsman
Decal HP Engine
Decal MaintCustomer
Sears Dom
Decal FenderCraftsmanGold
Decal FenderSTLTHOper
"
Inst E/S
Decal V-beltDr SchTractorE
Decal Dash Panel
146046
163259
WHEELS
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
19
20
160396
138047
163203
22
---
149516
138311
142341
-..
-..
154515
154516
165056
165057
DESCRIPTION
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Mulching
Decal Battery
Decal Uft Handle
Decal, Drawbar Cntrl. Mvt.
Hyd.LL
KEY
NO.
& TIRES
PART
NO.
5,8
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
106732X427
278H
7
9040H
4,10
7
11
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
.. Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
13re, Front
Tube, Front'13re
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
8
9
10
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
- -
104757X
144334
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rearl3re
(Not Provided, Sewice Item
o_)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, 13re (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR--
MODEL
NUMBER
917.27UUz]
LIFT ASSEMBLY
28
27
25 24
23
5
30
3
\
13
26
4
6
6
11
13
19
20
"13
I
32
19
15
13_
32
46
.IFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO."
DESCRIPTION
159460
159471
105767X
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
ShaftAsm. Uft
Pin Groove
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
E Ring
Washer21/32x1
x21Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
UnkAsm Lift LH.
UnkAsm Uft R.H.
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
73680800
139868
163552
110807X
19131016
2876H
76020308
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
Retainer Spring
Unk Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spdng
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32x5/8x16Ga.
Spring
Pin, Cotter 3t32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust Ufe
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, InfiniteHelghtAdmustment
Trunnion, Inf. Height
Bearing, PvL Lift. Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
49
50
145212
110452X
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Nut, Push Phos. & Oil
1
2
3
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBEH
917.,?.7OU21
MOWER DECK
68
36
103
105
106
lol
33
31
58
17
3 24
\
25
2
16
29
18
48
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270821
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
I
2
3
PART
NO.
144393
STD533107
138017
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
128_.77_4__
....
110485X
140329
72110610
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
_11.-0452X.....
130968
19111016
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (Ind. Key Number 6)
o_Hg_using,
Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stdpper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
29
30
31
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
133551
140083
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845X900
133943
155046
122052X
140086
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Ranged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer13/32 x13/16 x16 Ga.
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nros
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, w/Nibs
Guard; I_andrel, LI-L
Retainer
Screw, TltJ. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spring, TorsionBrakes 42"
4
138440
5 STD624008
6
130832
8 850857
9 STD551137
10
140296
11
134149
12
129895
13_----137645
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
58
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
141043
162113
144200
142427
131870
127847
121748X
12000029
128903
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
127845
160570
127498
153701
73350600
142028
120958X
156084
72140620
STD541437
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Trunnion Adj. 94
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt Idler
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/2
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/6-16
UNC
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phi110-24 x5/8
Washer #10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
Nut Weld
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
17490512
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
131
132
141
--
STD533710
19132203
6266H
130794
....
--
145411
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spdng, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x
1.44
Bracket.Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1-3/8 x 3 Ga.
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 6-10, 12-15, 31
and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std
deck - order separately mulcher
plate components key nos. 101106)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE
M
50
wDRO
GEAR TRANSAXLE
:EY
PART
]O.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
1_)
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
35
35
37
38
39
40
41
-,- MODEL NUMBER 319-650
DESCRIPTION
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
532142930
Housing, Lower
532142931
Assembly, Upper Housing
532142932
Seal, Up
532142928
Ring, Wire Retaining
532142933
Ring, Retaining
532142934
Bearing, Shaft Ball
532142935
Beadng, Cradle
532150771
Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13
,532142937
Swashplate, Variable
532142938
Block, CylinderAssembly
532142939
Ann, Trunnion
532142940---_--Seal,-l.:ip
532142941
Guide, Slot
532150772
Shaft, Motor
532150773
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
532142944
Block, CylinderAssembly
532142945
Seal, Up 10 x 25 x 7
532142946
Actuator, Bypass
5321 50774
Center Section Assembly Kit
532142948
Seal, Up 26 x 42 x 8
532142949
Ring, Retaining
532142950
Washer 26 x 35 x 1
43
44
52
53
56
56
59
62
63
64
56
69
63
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
113
114
532142884
532150829
532142991
532142961
532142963
532142964
532142965
532142966
532142967
532142920
532142969
532144610
532142971
532150806
532142973
532142974
532142975
632142976
532142977
532142978
532142917
532142918
532_1_507_/
...... plate, Bypass
532142951
Oil Filter Element
532142952
Arm, Bypass
532142953
Ring, Retaining
532142954
Arm, Actualing
532142955
Pin, Actuating
532150777
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
-532150778
Locknut, Flex 5/16-24 UNJC
532142958
Brake RotodStator I_t
119
134
135
139
140
532142980
532144607
532144608
532150775
532150776
DESCRIPTION
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060
Differential Assembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 1/4-20 x 1.38
Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750
Arm, Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
si ng
Stud 5/16-24
Jackshaft Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7/16 x I x 1/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spdng, Block
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, Vent Assembly
Fitting, O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
sprig,comp
Nut, Hex 5/16-24
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
51
BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 42E707, TypI= NUMBER 2631-E1
642
523
842
535
422
284A
445
525
601
5240
537
52
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
358 GASKET SET I
51
861 PUMP REPAIR KII_
121 CARBURETOR
KrrJ
•
51A
• 51
52
_205
g634
r--"
202 _203
257
869
43'
52
54
468
188
1006
1005
j
53
383
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
801
783
802
615A
803
653
209A
222'
_J
209
.,,,._€:_
54
224
414 207 y
BRI_;GS & STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
5
NUMBER
42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
3
7
_22
881
g
9
244
572
SA
10A
13
lO
I 1019 LABEL Krl 1
"A"REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
3O5
304
308A
qqD 307
306A
307
55
r.
BRIGGS & STRATTON
KEY--PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
8A
497074
399265
391O86
493304
493457
493458
271867
271868
495754
222892
-'9
10
27803
94382
10A
11
12
13
15
16
19
2O
22
23
24
25
_
....
280225
273208
271188 "
271189
94565
94239
394028
94196
399264
291675
94724
--4911-80_-222698
498584
498585
498586
498587
26
27
28
29
394959
394960
394961
394962
263129
496319
391286
394306
397158
32
94671
33
390420
34
261528
35
65906
36
26828
40
221596
41
292260
42
494553
45
261368
46
-214484
50
213290
-.51"_'_/.1412.-_
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
--Cylinder Assembly
Bushing
• Seal, Oil
Sump,Engine
Head,Cylinder#1
Head,Cylinder#2
• Gasket,CylinderHead #1
• Gasket,CylinderHead #2
BreatherAssembly#1
Cover,BreatherCylinder#2
(Used Only on Key#572,
AirBafflewithHolesfor
Mounting)
• Gasket, Breather
Screw,Sems
. Sc.rew,Seres
Tube, Breather
• Gasket,Crankcase,.015"Thick
• Gasket,Crankcase,.005"Thick
• Gasket,Crankcase,.009"Thick
Screw,CylinderHead
Plug,Oil Drain
Crankshaft
TimingGear Key
Bushing
• Seal, Oil
Screw,Sems
Flywheel
Key,Rywheel
PistonAssembly,StandardSize
PistonAssembly,.010"
Oversize
PistonAssembly,.020"
Oversize
. PistonAssembly,.030Oversize
RingSet, StandardSize
Ring Set,.010" Oversize
RingSet, .020-Oversize
RingSet, .030- Oversize
Lock,PistonPin
Pin,Piston,StandardSize
Pin, Piston,.005"Oversize
Rod, Connecting,Standard
Size.
Rod, C(xlnecting,.020"
Undersize
Screw, ConnectingRod
51A
52
53
PART
NO.
281412
270884
93970
54 93208
75 222511
78 95039
91 499281
95 93499
96 221939
97 499172
98 91920
99 26157
102 271607
103 298514
104 231435
105 394682
107 499655
108 225373
109 392673
116 280474
117 232018
232022
119
121
125
127
161
165
187
188
201
202
203
205
206
207
209
209A
219
219A
220
222
224
Valve,Exhaust
Valve,Intake
Spring,Valve,Intake
Spdng, Valve, Exhaust
Retainer,Valve,Intake
Retainer,Valve,Exhaust
Keeper,Valve
*
**
***
**'*
94152
491539
19306
223472
496599
94289
299146
94627
262683
262684
280997
93971
94298
262337
262352
261563
394348
393415
222773
491262
94297
DESCRIPTION
Spacer,Carburetor
* Gasket,IntakeManifold
Mounting
Screw,Hex Head,
Carburetorto Manifold
Screw,Phillips
Washer,Spring
Screw, Hex
BodyAssembly,Upper
Screw,Seres
Valve,Throttle
Shaft,Throttle
Screw,FdUsterHead
Spring,ThrottleAdjust
** Gasket, CarburetorBody
Float,Carburetor
** Pin, FloatHinge
** Valve,Needle
BodyAssembly,Lower
Valve,Choke
Shaft,Choke
* O-Ring
Jet, NeedleValve, Fixed
Jet, NeedleValve, Fixed,
HighAititude
Screw, Hex Head
CarburetorKit
Carburetor
" Plug, Welch
Base,Air Cleaner
Nut,Wing
Une, Fuel,28"Long(Cut to
Suit)
Screw
Unk
Unk
Crank,Bell
Screw,Hex Head
Nut
Spdng,Control,Rod
Spring,Governor
Spdng,GovernorIdle
Gear, Governor
Oil Slinger
Washer,Thrust
Bracket,Control
Screw,Torx"
Includedin Gasket Set(495868)
Includedin CarburetorIQt(491539)
Includedin CarburetorKit(491539),
and PumpRepair I_t (393397)
Includedin Gasket Set (495868),
and CarburetorKit (491539)
Tappet,Valve
Gear,Cam
Manifold,Intake
Gasket,Carburetor Mounting
NOTE: AllcomponentdimensionsgiveninU.S. inches.
I inch= 25A mm
56
TRACTOR
BRIGGS & STRATTON
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.270821
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2631-E1
DESCRIPTION
227
491297
LeverAssembly, Governor
229
62199
Washer
230
223882
Washer, Governor Crank, Inside
235
224995
Shield, Fuel Spray
240
394356
Filter, Fuel
244
230318
Connector, Fuel Line
257
93897
Screw, Sems
284
94674
Screw, Hex Head
284A
94882
Screw, Hex Head
304
495469
Housing, Blower, Red
305
94786
Screw, Sems
306
222846
Shield, Cylinder
306A _2_.237_34
Shield, Cylinder
307
94930
Screw, Self-Tapping
308
224774
Cover, Air Guide
308A
224775-Cover, Air Guide
309
497596
Motor, Starter
310
94003
Bolt, Thru
311
497608
Brush Set
332
230674
Nut, Hex
333
394891
Armature, Magneto
334
94731
Screw, Sems
337
802592
Plug, Spark
356
494705
Wire, Stop
356
495868
Gasket Set
363
19203
Rywheel Puller
383
8_..
Wrench, Spark Plug
391
280197
Body, Pump
392
261395
*** Spring, Diaphragm
394
272638
*** Diaphragm, Carburetor
414
220680
Washer
422
222875
Bracket, Oil Fill
432
221377
*** Cap, Spdng
434-- 223688
Cover, Diaphragm
435
93829
Screw, Diaphragm Cover
445
394019
Filter, Air
468
497908
Screen, Rotating
474
393474
Aitemator
482
93621
Screw,
510
497606
Drive, Starter
523
494947
Cap, Oil Fill
.524
271157
* Seal, FillTube
525
495348
Tube, Oil Fill (Includes Seals
528
393815
Hose, Vacuum
534
94823
Screw, Air Cleaner
535
272490
Filter, Air
537
271411
**** Gasket, Air Cleaner
497603
Armature, Starter
552
262332
Low.erBushing, Govemor
552A
262331
Upper Bushing, Governor
556
93585
Screw, Hex Head
562
93853
Bolt, Govemor Lever
567
94811
Screw, Hex Head,
Back Plate to Cylinder
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
569
572
573
592
601
615
615A
616
634
634A
635
642
643
653
726
272645
224816
491304
92278
93053
94296
263080
491530
271013
491287
66538
225008
496700
93585
391362
741
783
801
802
803
819
642
847
851
858
859
860
861
868
869
870
871
877
881
955
1005
1006
1019
1090
2500
m m
*
**
***
****
DESCRIPTION
* Gasket, Base
Baffle, Air, Cylinder #2
Plate, Back
Nut, Hex.
Clamp, Hose
Retainer, E-Ring
Retainer
Crank, Governor
"" Washer, Throttle Shaft
* Seal, Govemor Shaft
Boot, Spark Plug
Cover, Air Cleaner
Plate, Air Cleaner
Screw, Hex Head
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Parts)
262989
Gear, Timing
280104
Gear, Starter
394860
Cap, Drive
497607
Cap, End
497604
Housing, Starter
94675
Screw, Hex Head
270920
* Seal, Cap
495715
Tube Assembly, Oil
493880
Terminal, Cable
270989
*** Diaphragm, Carburetor
271025
*** Gasket, Pump
261358
*** Spring, Diaphragm
393397
Repair Kit, Pump
497212
Seal, Valve
261463
Seat, Valve, Intake
213316
Seat, Valve, Exhaust
261961
Bushing, Guide (Exhaust Only)
231218
Bushing, Guide (Intake, Brass)
393456
Wire, Altemator
495901
Plate, Cover
397882
Plug and Seal, Solenoid
281053
Fan, Flywheel
224901
Retainer, Fan
496726
Label Kit
97605
Retainer, Brush
42E707-2631 Replacement Engine
498543
Replacement Shortblock
Included in Gasket Set (495868)
Included in Carburetor Kit (491539)
Included in Carburetor Kit (491539),
and Pump Repair Kit (393397)
Included in Gasket Set (495868),
and Carburetor Kit (491539)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
I
I_
.....
O_
I
RED
FUSE30 AMP.
AMMETER
.,.r.
I'0:
0-I,_
,'-+-0 , O-kI
REO -~
STARTER
;---I"
._IO_ONAL)
_
IG
!
_
b .....
t .......
J
CLUTCHI BRAKE
(PEDALUP)
L
|
SOLENOID
a
WHITE
IGNITION
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
m|
-:°
BLACK
)J
_
....
;
ATr'MENTCLUTCH
(CLUTCHOFF)
"1
I
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
METER
HOUR
@
(OPTIONAL)
I
)
UNIT
/(2
_
S'tSTEM OUTPUT
= NCP I)C e :ll_ RPM
x
PLUGSON
TWIN CYL ENGINES)
m 'l_t.TIi AC MIN, e 11600RI:'M
ICHARGING SYSTEM lY_I_II_C_I_)
I
.
j
HEADLIGHTS
mOWN
IGNITION SWI]'CH
I
OR= IQ+"+'I
_'_
I
Ru_._ I S+L I *+.V i
RUN
I
B+L
START IB.L+SI
IN ONE I
NONE I
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE UGHTS ARE NOT
•
O
CONNECTED TO THE
NON-REMOVABLE
REMOVABLE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE TI_EIR
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
/'J
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
SPEED. AT IDLE THE UGHTS
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
58
SUGGESTED
_r
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
_
ONLy RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
¢,n
¢D
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
15" MAX.
I
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
I
I
For the repair or replacement parts you ne_:l
delivered directly to your home
Call _am -7 pm, 7 days a week
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)Para ordenar piezas con entrega a
domicilio1-800-659.7084
For in-house major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7274)
Para pedir servicio de reparacidn
do-micHio- 1-800-676-5811
a
For the location of a Sears Parts and
Repair Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
mm
mm
mmmmmm
mmmmil(
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Saturday
1-800-827-6655
When requesting service or ordering
parts, always provide tile following
information:
• Product Type
• Part Number
• Model Number • Part Description
SEARS
Amenca's Repair Speciansts
16_;056-Rev.
1
7.23.98
JH
Pdnted in U.S.A.