Craftsman 917.270532 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
JCRRFTSMIIWJ
14.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAX_
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270532
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
For answers to your questions
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 5
Assembly ..............................................
7
Operation ............................................
10
Maintenance
Schedule ...................... 16
Maintenance .......................................
16
Service and Adjustments .................... 20
Storage ...............................................
26
Troubleshooting
.................................
27
Repair Parts ........................................
32
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States. "
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
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
2
Estates, IL 60179
SLOPE OPERATION
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you
cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
• 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 the area.
• 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 turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
° 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.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
• 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.
• Use slow speed. 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 counterweights 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 ,=;tarting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn 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 not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
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• Keep children out of the mowing area
and 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
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
• Never run a machine
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation 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 object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing
them.
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 flame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if
children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
inside a closed
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• 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.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
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with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the
ground and cause you to lose control of
_lUWrtractor.
ARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
._Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEAWARE!!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_GAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_.CAUTION:
Do not coast clown a hill in
,_utral, you may lose control of the tractor.
CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
PRODUCT
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
'API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 30(ABOVE
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
31LCAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
;PARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
VALVE
CHAMPION
RC12YC
INTAKE:
.003"-.005"
CLEARANCE:
EXHAUST:.005"-.007"
GROUND
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact your
nearest authorized service center. We
have competent, well-trained technicians
and the proper tools to service or repair
this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
SPECIFICATIONS
32°F
A Sears Repair Agreement is available on
this product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER
SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH):
1ST
2ND
1.1
1.4
3RD
2.2
4TH
3.3
5TH
4.3
6TH
REVERSE:
5.5
1.7
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
12 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
3AFI'ERY:
AMP/HR:
25
MIN. CCA: 190
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
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WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the'
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest authorized service center/
department (See REPAIR PARTS section
of this manual).
Steering Wheel
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
Steering
Wheel Insert
@
(1) Locknut
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
[_E_
(1) Large Flat Washer
5/16-18
L
J
,
3/8
_
Steering
Extension
Steering Wheel
_St_erotg
'
(1) kockwasher
Adapter
Shaft
O
Seat
@
_(1)
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
Keys
(2) Keys
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
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F-9
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
CARTON
_
_--F_Large
3/8 Lock J_C-_F_--.-._
FROM
• Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
Steering Wheel
Insert
3/8-24 Locknut
Flat Washer
Was_
Steering Wheel
Tabs
Steering
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
BATTERY
Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one
hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in
Maintenance section of this manual for
charging instructions).
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID
Operation
section for location
function of controls)
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob,
• Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• 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.
Shoulder
(See
and
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location
and function of controls)
WARNING: Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is
clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and flU fuel
tank with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake tO stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to =OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that
follow.
Seat Pan
FlatWasher
Adjustment
Knob
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the
tractor from the skid.
B
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
/CHECKL_T
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSi shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
BEFORE YOU OPERATEAND
ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVETHE
BEST PERFORMANCE
AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVlEWTHE
CHECKLIST:
POSITION
FOLLOWING
•/All assembly instru(_tions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
,/" Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear
for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
•/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
4 Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
CHECK DECKLEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See 'q-O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION
TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
/ Engine oil is at proper level.
4' Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
•/ Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/" Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
I--_I
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
FUEL
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
A
MOWER HEIGHT
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
UGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
1_
!
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
ATI-ACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER,
KEEP
HANDS
(Automatic
AND FEET AWAY
10
Models only)
KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL AND SAFETY
RULES BEFORE OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Ammeter
Attachment
Clutch
Ignition Switch
\
Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control
o
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
".. "......
""
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
ig Brake Lever
/
Gearshift Lever/
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
National Standards
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
AMMETER - Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• • Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle/Choke
Control \
Ignition
Switch
/
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
/
Brake
"Engaged"
Position
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.
Gearshift
Lever
"Disengaged"
Position
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
STOPPING
MOWER
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful
life of your transaxle.
BLADES -
• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
• k CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'n'LE
CONTROL
"Disengaged"
Position
"B rake"
Position
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
DRIVE -
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT
TO OPERATE
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height
of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TOTRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
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.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES o disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
TOWlNGCARTSANDOTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. "iqrescan lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Attachemnt
Lift Lever
High Position
Position
Guard
ON HILLS
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BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
THE ENIGNE
TO START ENGINE
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control
to fast position, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
• 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.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual."
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. 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.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures
below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information.
Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
• When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
• When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
occur.
_(_CAUTION:
Fill
filler neck. Do not
spilled oil or fuel.
use gasoline near
to bottom of gas tank
overfill. Wipe off any
Do not store, spill or
an open flame.
14
MOWING TIPS
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings.
Make first cut relatively
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Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
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Change Engine Oil
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Clean Air Filter
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Clean Air Screen
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1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient
2 - Service more often when operaLing in d_ty o_ dusty conditions,
tenlpetatuce$,
3 - I! equipped with oil fiife¢, change oil every 50 houra.
4 - Replace blades mo_e Often when mowing in sandy soil.
GENERAL
? - Tighten front axle pivo_ bolt to 35 ft,-Ib$, maximum,
Do not overgghten,
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
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
5 - ff equipped with adjustabk_ System,
8 - Not regui_ed if equipped with mainLenance_ree bakery.
LUBRICATION
•
•
•
•
Check
Check
Check
Check
interlock
• Check
engine
oil level.
brake operation.
tire pressure.
operator
presence
and
systems
for proper operation.
for loose fasteners.
_indle
Zerk
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine
run better and last
longer.
BEFORE
EACH USE
CHART
,i
Bearing Zerk
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I
_)SAE OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
_)REFER TO MAINTENANCE "ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings, Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the seif-lubricatin_
bearings.
If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
16 sparingly.
TRACTOR
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
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.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
TIRES
Trailing Edge Up
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
Mandrel
Blade
Assembly
Center
Hole
Flat Washer,
Lock Washer
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
_---Hex Bolt (Grade)
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a
file or on a grinding wheel. Do not
attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a
cone balancer.
(When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold .
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain
in a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
OPERATOR PRESENCESYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement 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.
BLADECARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
5/8"
17
e
Center Hole
BA'n'ERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERYAND
TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the batteryto
"leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• 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.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts 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
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 oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level.
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.
• After 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"
section 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.
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
Dipstick
ENGINE
_____
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.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
TEMPERATURE
AANGE ANTICIPATED
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
_,
_-
Oil Fill Cap/
Oil Drain Plug
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
18 stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING
FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
• Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube
assembly off engine.
• Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
• Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
• To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
Screws
Blower Housing
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner,
cover and secure with knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or
dry cartridge.
Cover Knob
Screws
Cover
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
_-_
Cartridge
_ut
'.
_"-Paper
Cartridge
Assembly
Base
Plug
Engine Cooling
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
•
•
•
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner
off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent
and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate
it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
•
If very dirty or damaged,
cleaner.
•
•
Reinstall
Reinstall
replace
pre-
pre-cieaner
over cartridge.
cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Remove cartridge nut.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor. Clean
base carefully to prevent debris from
entering carburetor.
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MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
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.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
j:_CAUTIONBefore performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar
from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT" If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
• Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Suspension
Arms
;,';, ,oo_
,. _
Square Hole
Engine Pulley
Clutch Sprin
Link
Retainer Spring
Anti-Sway
Housing
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Guide
Large Retainer Spring
2O
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are propedy inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• 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.
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. 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
turns.
• 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 turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
,D"
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
ension Arm
Nut
Trunnion "
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT;
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Front Links"
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
on level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL • Remove mower from tractor (See 'qo
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
Arm
Mandrel
Pulley
Idler
Pulle
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.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
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TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
Engine Pulley--
Clutching
Idler-/
/
Stationary Idler
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TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
STEERING
WHEEL
If 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
WHEELTOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service centeddepartment.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
• Block 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. Insert
square key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
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.
TO START
BATTERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
A_, CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor 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,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER ° BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
Washers
Retaining
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Axle
Cover
I
Square Key"--'_
(Rear Wheel Only)
Terminal
Battery
Terminal
23
REPLACING
BA'B'ERY
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.
_CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
• Close battery box door.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOODAND
ASSEMBLY
GRILL
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
Headlight Wire
Connector
Battery
Box
ENGINE
Keps
Positive
(Red) Cable
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'n'LE CONTROL
CABLE
Hex Bolt
Negative
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
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.
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 from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
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• Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor
plate line-up. If holes "A" are not
aligned, loosen clamp screw and
move throttle cable until holes are
aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely.
Governor Control Lever
Move throttle control lever to slow
position. With finger, rotate and hold
throttle lever against idle speed
screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain
1750 RPM.
While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then
counterclockwise
until engine runs
rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions.
Release
throttle lever.
Governor
Control Plate
ACCELERATION
TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous.
If you think
the engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest Authorized service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
\
/
Holes
"A"
TO ADJUST
/
Clamp Screw
Throttle
Cable
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve
out (counterclockwise) increases the
supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richer fueVair mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor may
result if screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING -
Idle Speed Screw
Lever
Idle Mixture
Valve with
Limiter
• Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when
making carburetor adjustments.
• Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
FINALSETTING• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
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.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
A(_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. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section o! 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.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
BA'I-rERY
• 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
terrninals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
_luUmdeposits from forming in essential
el system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels 9called gasohol or using
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Will not start
•
•
Outof fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
before attempting to start.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter,
Dirty fuel filter,
Water in fuel.
•
•
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Hard to start
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
Check all wiring.
•
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.
•
•
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 Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
•
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
•
Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
Attachment clutch is
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery
terminals.
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or
starter.
Faulty operator
presence switch(es).
•
Depress
•
•
•
•
Disengage attachment
clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
•
Check all wiring.
•
•
Check/replace
ignition switch
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact an authorized
service center/department,
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery
terminals.
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Faulty solenoid or
starter.
27
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
•
Check all wiring.
•
Check/replace
starter,
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section,
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
•
iEngine will not
turn over
•
Fill fuel tank.
See"TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
Wait several minutes
•
•
•
•
•
clutch/brake
pedal.
solenoid or
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
•
Cutting too much
grass/too fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
• Build-up of grass,
leaves and trash
under mower.
• _ Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
•
•
•
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
•
Water in fuel.
•
•
Spark plug wire loose.
plug wire.
Dirty engine air screen/
fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
•
•
•
•
•
Excessive
vibration
•
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
•
Clean underside
housing.
•
•
•
•
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carbureto=
refill tank with fresh gasoline
and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
•
Clean engine air screen/fins.
•
•
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
•
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
•
•
•
Faulty operator-safety
presence control
system.
Engine continues
to run when operator leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
Poor cut
uneven
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mower blades will •
not rotate
Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
of mower
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact an authorized
service center/department.
Worn, bent or loose
blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash
under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
•
Obstruction in clutch
mechanism
•
28
•
•
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Remove
obstruction
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
_ROBLEM
CAUSE
_lower blades will
lot rotate (Cont'n'
•
•
•
Poor grass
:lischarge
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
Battery will not
=harge
Engine "backfires'
when turning
engine "OFF"
CORRECTION
Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
•
Engine speed too slow.
position.
• Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
mowing.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
Improper blades used.
in this manual.
Clogged mower deck
vent holes from buildup
of grass, leaves, and
trash around mandrels.
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
wiring.
Blown
Replace
mower
•
•
Replace
Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
•
Place throttle control in "FAST"
•
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
•
•
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
•
•
•
•
•
•
drive belt.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
Replace with blades listed
•
Clean around mandrels
open vent holes.
is "OFF".
burned out.
light switch.
or damaged
•
•
•
•
fuse.
•
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and
connections.
Replace fuse.
•
•
•
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace regulator,
•
Replace
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
Faulty alternator.
Engine
not set
position
before
•
throttle control
at _SLOW"
for 30 seconds
stopping engine.
29
to
alternator.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
SERVICE NOTES
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SCHEMATIC
RED
BLACK
BATrERY
R£D
.Eo
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
_
p
STARTER
I
I
BLACK
'©
WHnE
{
L
---_ )G
At,
.......
J
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
i
SOLENOID
WH{TE
SEAT
SWITCH
(NOT
OCCUPIED
.....
IGNITION
SWITCH
_
IWHITE
}
I
/i
_.........
i
BLACK
BLACK
i
I
,_
eLUE
__;
I
FUEL,
BLACK (_
IGNITIONuNIT
J
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC Ii 31600 RpM
I
LINE =l
Lso
Eou,,Eo,
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(IF
oP._oE
ttALTERNATOR
5AMp ACO 36_0 RPM
,
I
OFF
RUN/LIGH]
M+G+A1
B+A1
NONE
A2+L
B+AI
3 + S + A1
NONE
NONE
RUN
START
BROWN _
L_
_
HEADLIGHTS
/_'
•
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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--_BLACK,
]
_
I
I
f!'-_
I
_o
_-_
©
IGNITION SWITCH
"MAKE"
28 VOLTS AC MIN • 3600 RPM
(CHARGING
SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
LIGHTINGSYSTEMOUTPUT_.
DIODE
NOTE
CIRCUIT
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
RED
YOUR TRACTOR IS
/
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
L
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
POSITION
SPARK
PLUG
GAP
(OPTIONAL)
TRACTOR
- MODEL NU MBER 917.270532
ELECTRICAL
21
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22
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41
26
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ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
8
16
2t
22
24
25
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
144925
74760412
156417
153664
166181
4152J
4799J
146147
166180
73510400
4207J
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
DESCRIPTION
Battery12 Volt 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd !/4-20unc X 3/4
Case Battery
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga W/16 Wir red
Fuse 15AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6ga 12" black
SwitchPlungerNc Gray
Switch Ign Delta Push-In
Key Ign Molded Craftsman, Delta
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk Hex 1/4-20unc x 1/2
CoverTerminalRed
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 AMP
Protection Wire Loop
NOTE: All componentdimensions given inU. S.
inches1 inch= 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
30
29
55
54
26
13
v_ "j"
. -.
e_
_
7
10
208
26
2O6
3
34
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MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
145
206
208
209
212
- -
Chassis Lt Stamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper HoocVDash
Saddle SLKSCRE FLT SDL
Clip Insulator .406 Mtg Hole
Dash Slkscr PIm Mech Sym
Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Asm. Dash Lh
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel Dash Rh
Screw Mach Trhd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Nu Keps 5/16-18unc
Hood Pnt Steel Private Label
BumperHood
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uric x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Hex w/ins 3/8-16 Unc
Grill/Lens Asm
Lens Grille Private label
FenderPnt
Bracket Fender Support
Footrest Pnt. Lh
Footrest Pnt. Rh
Bolt RdHd Sht. Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 1/4-20
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille LH
Screw Hex Wshd #8-19 x 7/8
Bracket, Grille RH
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Air Duct Private Label LT Engine
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 BL
insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button BIk .359 Dia. Choke
169831
169061
17060612
155272
155924X015
126471X
168348X010
72140608
155927
145660
172107X010
74180512
73510500
159639X558
126938X
74780616
19131312
73800600
14O434
140273X599
169465X558
136619
145244X558
145243X558
72110606
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
144697
161464
144696
74780412
150127
156524
170165
17670608
17000612
156229
5479J
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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GROUND DRIVE
1
5 18
6
32
53
26
27
36
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MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
162240
131679
STD561210
105701X
19151216
74550412
STD551125
74490544
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
19131016
STD561210
145204
71673
130807
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Dana 4360-140
Spring Return Brake T/a Zinc
Pulley Transaxle 18/20" tires
Ring Retainer# 5100-62
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bracket Saddle Shift T/a
Rod Shf Sdl LY/YT Str BIk Zinc
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Cad
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16ga
Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins, 3/8-16 Unc
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds BIk
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Uric
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking LtJYt
Cap Brake Parking
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
BoLtHex Hd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga
Pin Roll 3/16 x 1"
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc X 2-3/4
Spacer Split 395 x 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Idler
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
KEY
NO.
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
58
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
112
113
116
150
151
170
202
204
PART
NO,
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
160855
169691
17060612
88&3R
140186
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
19132012
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
19091210
t27285X
72110610
165850
19133210
165849
72110612
17060816
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grn Dry Stl
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
NutCrownlock
3/8-16 UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Link Clutch 7 66
Spring Retum Clutch 6 75
Bott Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/4
V-Belt Gd Drive
Keeper Belt Centerspan
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover Pedal BIk Round
Pulley Eng CI Mech 38deg LT/YT
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Mower Drive RH
Washer 13132x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
E-ring #5133-75
Key Square 2 0 x 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16ga
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
StrapTorque
BoltRdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
BushingBellcrankGrd, Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga
Keeper BeltTransaxleGear
BoltCarr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 8
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgivenin U. S.
inches I inch= 25,4 mm
37
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-- MODEL NU MBER 917.270532
STEERING
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_41
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I
I
51
54
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68
47
67
67
40
25
32
15
3O
38
67
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMB ER 917.270532
STEERING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
139768
154427
156483
157473
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
10040600
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
7810H
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
167902
74780616
160367
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
Wheel Steering Opp Sears BIk
Axle Asm Front Lt
Spindle Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
RingKlip #T5304-75
Bearing Col Strg B[k
Draglink
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/6
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut Hexflange Lock
Shaft Asm Strg
Washer Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support Shaft
Screw Hex Wsh Hd Torx
Shaft Asm Pitman
Bracket Steering
Bushing Link Drag BIk LR
Gear Sector 22 Teeth
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
RodTieWire Form 19,75 Mech
Bushing Strg. 5/8 ID Dash
Screw
Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears USA
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg.
Boot Steering Dash P/L MTL BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Steering Non-adjust
Cap Spindle FrTop BIk
Fitting Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18unc
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18unc
Steering Assembly
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 x 2-i/4
Brace Axle
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chasis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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- MODEL NU MBER 917.270532
ENGINE
3
72
62
81
1
38
"33
37
31
40
29
\
OPTIONAL
23
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
78
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MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
162157
17720410
.......
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
137352
165291
13280324
132003OO
STD551237
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
137040
Control ThJch LH IV 1 80 20 22
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown)
Briggs, Model No 287707-1255-E3
Muffler Exh LT B&S 14HP IC OHV
Gasket Eng 1 313 ld Tin Plated
Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt x 3"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scm)
Tank Fuel Front 1 25
Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel20"
38
.......
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown
40
44
45
46
62
72
78
81
124028X
17670412
17000612
18091416
STD551131
71070512
17060620
73510400
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 ga
Washer Lock Hvy H]cl Spr 5/16
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 X 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
Seat
Bracket Pvt St
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer Flat 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga
Clip Push-In Hinged
Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28x 96 Yel Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shld 5/16-18 Unc-2A BIk D
Nut Lock Hex "W/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17132 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
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DECALS
6
7
14
3
16
16
9
10
13
15
12
5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
5
6
156867
165393
171704
133179
133644
7
9
10
174210
163204
149516
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
Decal Dash Inst Oper English
Decal HP Engine
Decal Hood Logo
Decal MowerQC System
Decal Maint Cust Sears
Domestic
Decal Replcmnt Sears
Decal Fender Craftsman White
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Acme
11
12
13
14
15
16
-----
156439
4900J
146046
163249
160396
163207
157199X428
138311
174202
174203
Decal Danger Fender Eng/span
Decal Clutch/brake English
Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal Panel Dash 6sp 42"
Decal V-Belt Sch
Decal Fender Sd 6/42
Pad Footrest
Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust
Manual Owners English
Manual Owners Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
- -
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
106268X
7152J
104757X
144334
Cap Value Tire
StemValue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
DESCRIPTION
WHEELS AND TIRES
4,10
7
11
/
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
3
2
6
13
20
13
19
13_
31_
32
44
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
140302
73540600
Wire Asm lnner/Sprg W/plunger LT
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc
E Ring #5133-62
Washer Pltd 21/32 X 1 X 21ga
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
Grip Handle Fluted BIk
Button Plunger Red
Link Lift LH
Link Lift RH
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13unc
Arrn Suspension Rear
Retainer Spdng Zinc
Bearing Pvt Lift Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
DECK
68
_147142
34
>21
21
22
/ 23
24
25
i
I \2
27
1
18
46
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NU MBER 917.270532
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165460
STD624O08
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140329
7214O505
132827
,159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD551037
4O
44
45
46
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Belt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (Includes Key Number
12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Ch ristmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
48
49
133944
155066
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
128
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- -
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
153390
165890
157109
158634
165888
165891
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
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
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Washer Felt
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (includes
Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31
and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete
(Standard Deck, Order
Separately Mulcher Plate and
Gauge Wheel Components,
Key Nos. 101-106 and 111-121 )
NOTE= All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
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DANA TRANSAXLE--MODEL
-- MODEL NU MB ER 917.270532
NUMBER D4360-140
20
21
22
8
11.
24
25
30
/
26
3t
32
27
33
36
38
52
53
4,5
46
47
48
57
49
59
56
64
RQ
TRACTOR
DANA TRANSAXLE--MODEL
- MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
NUMBER D4360-140
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
170981
2274J
Housing, Upper
Screw, Tapping, 1/4-20 X
3
4
5
134400
105904X
160940
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
138235
108727X
148266
148269
2225J
134793
*
148268
120415X
.734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Tapping, No.
10-24 X .482
Assy, Kit, Shifter
V-Ring
Bearing, Flange
Seal, Oil
Ring, Retaining
Assy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain,
14
15
16
17
18
142674
170983
170986
t 05909X
105910X
.632 X 1.38 X .046
Key, Woodruff, No. 9
Assy, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 12T
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
19
20
21
22
23
160942
160943
148267
138236
73810500
Cover, Detent
Gear, Spur, 1 2T
Collar, Clutch
Assy, Kit, Clutch Keys
Nut, Lock, 5/16-24
24
25
26
27
28
142676
2244J
105916X
12047OX
110070X
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff, No. 61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 1 8T
Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X
29
30
31
32
33
142677
142681
124644X
108980X
120406X
.494
Gear,
Gear,
Gear,
Gear,
Gear,
34
35
134796
105925X
36
2228J
37
170987
38
174255
39
124639X
Spur,
Spur,
Spur,
Spur,
Spur,
37T
35T
301
25T
22T
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
120472X
105928X
170988
134394
120473X
142678
143697
124641X
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226J
Spacer, .633 X .87 X .755
Sprocket, 9T
Gear, Bevel, 36T
Assy, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur, 15T
Gear, Spur, 20T
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 28T
Gear, Spur, 31T
Washer, Plain, .632 X
1.00 X .060
52
53
134401
2264J
54
160946
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain, .758 X
1.25 X .031
Axle, LH
85
56
57
58
59
60
170990
160948
110071X
120952X
170991
160950
61
62
170992
7294J
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Splined
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32T
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idler
Axle, RH
Housing, Lower
Disc, Brake
63
64
65
108989X
160952
120954X
Spacer, Brake Puck
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
66
160953
Screw, Tapping, 5/16-18 X
2.35
67
68
138244
108996X
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain, .321 X
1.00 X .055
69
70
71
72
160954
120951X
174256
120416X
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Puck, Friction
Washer, Anti Rotation
Grease
DESCRIPTION
Gear, Spur, 19T
Washer, Plain, .640 X 1.37
X .061
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00
X .046
NOTE= All component dimensions given in U.S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00
X .031
Assy, Gear, Comb., 12T &
30T
Shaft, Idler
**
***
49
Use in various combinations to maintain
properclearances.
Order Key No. 15.
Silicone Sealant to be applied between
Upperand LowerHousings (use Loctite
Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent).
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1255-E3
1022
654 _J
914
8_
1023
383_
883_
4o_
71
10_
I
1034
51A
757
17581
307
25 I
27
,033V,
OOOVER.,ULOT
5'0
22_
4
15
REQUIRESSPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
1022_
7_
9_
51A
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KIT I
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1058 OWNER'S
5O
MANUAL
I
2O
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1255-E3
467
875[ 711
)e8
°/ I
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971
967 __
601
24o_
_lr445
REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLSTO
INSTALL,
SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION
MANUAL,
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sos
231 _ _
634
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127
,
LMTiCARBURETOR
PART NUMBER
LOCATIONS
276
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142
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18.6
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THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-MATIC
AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT
104/
_-_
127(_
_-_
267 _
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987 0
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
95
142
691
,85_ 5,A_
0,,CARBURETOR
GASKETSET
51
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.270532
BRIGGS & STRATI'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER287707, TYPE NUMBER 1255-E3
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513
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1036 LABEL-EMISSIONS
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TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
BRIGGS & STRA'n'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1255-E3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
496412
399265
391086
494238
691165
273280
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
13
94728
15
16
20
22
23
23A
24
25
94239
690136
291675
95187
693557
492326
222698
499284
499288
49929
499296
495854
495852
495851
495855
263129
498319
498320
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
37
40
43
46
46
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
78
87
93
94
95
692419
499940
692852
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
490815
262411
496884
496050
690193
693138
273650
690227
95160
224948
94626
225136
94896
491323
281346
498030
94098
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
_r Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
-h-+Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
-_ Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
-k Gasket-Crankcase (.015"
Thick, Std.)
Gasket-Crankcase (.005"
Thick)
Gasket-Crankcase (.009"
Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head, 3-9/
15")
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear)
Flywheel (Plastic Ring Gear)
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembl (Std.)
Piston Assembl (.010 "O.S.)
Piston Assembl (.020" O.S.)
Piston Assembl (.030" O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (Std.)
Ring Set, Piston (.010 "O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.020 "O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std,)
Pin Assembly-Piston (.005"
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
98
104
105
106
108
495800
231789
231855
231854
224558
DESCRIPTION
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual
Choke)
108A 224540
Valve-Choke (Choke-AMat•c)
117 232118
• Jet, Main (Standard)
232119
Jet, Main (High Altitude)
121
690191
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
125 690194
Carburetor
127
• Plug-Welch (Sold in Kit Only)
130 224539
Valve-Throttle
131 494379
Throttle Shaft Kit
133 494381
Float-Carburetor
137 281165
l.Gasket-Float
Bowl
141 495097
Choke Shaft Kit (Man.
Choke)
141A 495931
Choke Shaft Kit (Choke-AMat•c)
142
232117
• Nozzle-Carburetor
146 94196
Key-Timing
165
693148
Nut (RingGear)
171 281051
Nut (Air Cleaner)
176 281106
Yr Gasket, Air Cleaner
177 270920
_ Seal-O-Ring
186 493496
Connector-Hose
187 492790
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
188 94929
Screw (Control Bracket)
192
492160
Adjuster, Rocker Arm
209
260695
Spring, Governor
216
262766
Link-Choke
216A 262767
Link-Choke
222
495611
Bracket, Control
227
493935
Lever-Governor
231
94098
• Screw (Choke)
232
262785
Spring-Link
238
262836
Cap, Valve
240
394358
Filter-Fuel
265
221535
Clamp-Casing
267
94906
Screw (Casing Clamp)
276
281164
i,
Sealing Washer
287
94903
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
294
810104
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
304
496281
Housing-Blower (Black
Inner)
305
94863
Screw (Inner Blower
Housing)
306
225020
Shield, Cylinder
307
94930
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
o,s.)
Rod-Connecting (Std.)
Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer, Valve
Govemor-OU Slinger
Tappet, Valve
Camshaf
ShortBIock
Manifold, Intake
_+Gasket-lntake
Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen, Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Seal-Governor Shaft
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Valve-Idle Adjustment
• Screw (Throttle Valve)
RPM Settings:
+
•
•
•
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number
121.
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref
Number 977.
Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
Number 1033.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.270532
BRIGGS & STRA'I-rON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1255-E3
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
309
693551
497595
310
311
318
333
334
337
358
363
383
404
423
455
462
467
474
503
505
510A
94003
497608
94734
495859
94731
491055
690189
19203
89838
94927
95163
222561
225137
493903
393474
806000
231978
693699
510A 497606
513
523
524
525
535
544
552
556
562
579
601
614
616
634
634A
635
646
654
663
663A
667
668
692
695
697
711
718
726
727
729
729A
732
398003
495230
281370
496113
496894
497603
491986
93621
94907
92278
93053
93306
495157
494453
494455
280872
224546
94010
94929
947O4
94010
280848
262715
693109
94951
94704
230192
399676
490324
281390
225170
94625
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
741
757
758
759
761
783
262932
213998
499994
230787
94593
693713
DESCRIPTION
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweight)
Gear-Pinion (For Steel Ring
Gear Only)
783A 693059
Gear-Pinion (For Aluminum
Ring Gear Only)
783B 693058
Gear-Pinion (For Plastic
Ring Gear Only)
789
497708
Harness, Wiring
801
497626
Cap-Drive
802
497607
Cap-End
803
497604
Housing-Starter
Stud-Rocker Arm
830
94555
847
496415
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
851
224110
Terminal-Cable
868
499236
_+Seal- Valve
871
262835
Bushing-Guide
875
693686
Base, Air Cleaner
877
393456
Wire-Alternator
878
393362
Harness-Alternator
883
272293
Gasket, Exhaust
914
94863
Screw (Rocker Cover)
934
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
947
497672
Solenoid-Fuel
967
272403
Filter-Pre Cleaner
968
281758
Cover, Air Cleaner
975
495933
Bowl-Float
977
690192
Gasket Set-Carburetor
987
281166
• Seal-Throttle Shaft
996
690678
Shield-Carburetor
1005 691927
Fan-Flywheel
1006 224413
Retainer-Fan
1019 496758
Label Kit
1022 272475
_+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
1023 224552
Cover-Rocker
1026 494432
Rod-Push (Intake)
1026A495136
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
1029 224554
Arm-Rocker
1033 690190
Valve Overhaul Kit
1034 495248
Guide-Push Rod
1036 499364
Label Kit-Emission
1044 94673
Screw (Flywheel)
1051 263080
Ring-Retainer
1058 273683
Owner's Manual
1090 497605
Retainer-Brush
1091 281364
Cap-Limiter
---28N707-1026-E1 Replacement Engine
Motor-Starter(For Steel Ring
Gear Only)
Motor-Starter (For Plastic
Ring Gear Only)
Screw (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Screw (Mounting Bracket)
Armature, Magneto
Screw (Armature
Spark Plug
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Cup-Flywheel
Washer (Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Lever)
Drive, Starter (Use With
Steel Ring Gear Only)
Drive, Starter (Use With
Aluminum &Plastic Ring
Gear Only)
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
-tr Dipstick Tube Seal
Dipstick Tube
Filter, A/C Element
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Gov. Lever
Screw (Alternator)
Bolt (Governer Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
Seal-Spring Assembly
(Manual Choke)
Seal-Spring Assy. (Choke-AMatic)
Boot, Spark Plug
Brace-Air Cleaner
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Air Cleaner Brace)
Screw (Air Cleaner Brace)
Nut (Air Cleaner Brace)
Spacer
Spring-Detent
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Starter Motor)
Screw (Carburetor Shield)
Dowel, Sleeve
Gear Ring(AluminumServices Plastic Ring Gear
Only)
Cover, Starter Drive
Clip, Wire
Clip, Wire
Screw(Starter Drive Cover)
RPM Settings:
•
•
+
Included
Included
121.
Included
Number
Included
Number
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref
977.
in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
1033.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SIGHTING
GUIDE
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
!
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.
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