Craftsman 917.275640 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMIIN°
LAWN TRACTOR
18.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.275640
differently
from
built engines.
Before operates
you start the
This product
haspreviously
a low emission
engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty................................................
2
Safety Rules..........................................3
ProductSpecifications...........................6
AssemblyPre-Operation........................7
Operation.............................................
10
Maintenance .......................................17
MaintenanceSchedule........................17
Serviceand Adjustments.....................22
Storage................................................
28
Troubleshooting...................................29
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
For two (2) yearsfrom the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Sears will repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
material or workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelistedbelow.Sears
will also providefree labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years.
During the first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto service the product
at your homefor issuescoveredby this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). For your
convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservice will still be availableafterthe first 30 days
of purchase,but a trip charge will apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
productis droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears
location, pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warranty appliesonly while this product
is within the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
• Expendableitems which become worn during normal use, includingbut not limited to
blades,spark plugs, air cleaners,belts, and oil filters.
• StandardMaintenanceServicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
• Repairsnecessarybecause of operator abuse,includingbut not limitedto, damage
caused by towing objects beyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
• Repairsnecessarybecause of operator negligence,including but not limited to, electrical and mechanicaldamagecaused by improperstorage,failure to use the proper
grade and amountof engine oil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontainedin the
owner'smanual.
• Engine(fuel system) cleaningor repairscaused by fuel determinedto be contaminatedor oxidized(stale). In general,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate.
• Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or productlabel replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rental purposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any battery includedwith this riding
equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe
battery will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe
first 30 days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replace the battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservice will still be available but a trip chargewill apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location.Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warrantyappliesonly while this product is within the United States.
This warrantygives you specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which
vary,from stateto state.
Sears, Roebuckand Co.,Dept.817WA,HoffmanEstates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT:This cuttingmachine is capableof amputatinghands and feet andthrowing objects.Failureto observe the followingsafetyinstructionscould result in serious
injury or death.
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_IWARNING: Inorder to preventaccidentalstarting when setting up, transporting,adjustingor making repairs,
alwaysdisconnectspark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contactspark
plug.
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_I_WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_IWARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
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_I_,WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
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and birth defects
harm.
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or other
_,WARNING:
Battery
and related accessories
reproductive
posts, terminals
contain lead and
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lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
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OPERATION
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Read, understand,
and follow all
instructions
on the machine and in the
manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
of the discharge opening at all times.
Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
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Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
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Never direct discharged
material
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction.
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the
entire grass catcher, discharge
guard,
or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slowdown
before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging
the discharge
guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or
good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage
of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves
and others from serious
injury.
Follow the manufacturer's
storage.
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recommen-
dation for wheel weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.
Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debris which can cause
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
II, SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of
control and tip-over accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution.
If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
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Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
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Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may
lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
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Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual.
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction, which
could cause the machine to roll over.
Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments;
they can affect the stability
of the machine. Do no use on steep
slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The machine could
suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the
edge or if the edge caves in.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity.
Never assume
that children will remain where you last
saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
• Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate
machine.
the
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV. TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed
equipment and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on
towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance
to stop.
V. SERVICE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
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Extinguish all cigarettes,
cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
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Use only approved gasoline container.
•
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
•
Never fuel the machine indoors.
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Never store the machine or fuel con-
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tainer where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle
or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic
liner. Always place containers
on the
ground away from your vehicle when
filling.
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Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom
the truck or trailerand refuelit on the
ground.If this is not possible,then
refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable
container,ratherthan from a gasoline
dispensernozzle.
Keepthe nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or containeropening at
all times until fueling is complete.Do
not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.
If fuel is spilled on clothing,change
clothingimmediately.
Neveroverfill fuel tank.Replacegas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
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SERVICE
Never operate machine in a closed are.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage
blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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backed over by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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storing.
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components
and
the discharge
guard frequently
and
replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
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lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
In the state of California
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
4.0 Gallons
Unleaded Regular
Oil Type
'API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(Below 32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
3.5 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
(GAP: .030")
Champion
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
RC12YC
Forward:
Reverse:
5.5
2.4
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
Charging
System:
9 Amps
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35
14 PSI
10 PSI
@ 3600RPM
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions
under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_I, WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
the above
is re-
quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources
Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman®
product is
designed and manufactured
for years of
dependable
operation.
But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service
by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited
service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
•
Product
replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule
a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional
installation
of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Slope
Keys
Sheet
(2) Keys
Your new tractor
has been assembled
at the factory.
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ADJUST
SEAT
1. Raise seat and loosen
knob.
2.
Lower seat into operating
sit in seat.
3.
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.
4.
5.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Label
Adjustment
Knob
7
adjustment
position
and
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO
ROLL
TRACTOR
Operation
function
1.
2.
section
of
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
po-
3.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place freewheel
control in "trans-
4.
mission disengaged"
position (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
5.
Remove banding
shield up against
TO DRIVE
TRACTOR
Operation
section
holding
tractor.
OFF
for
deflector
SKID
location
(See
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.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel
control in "trans-
4.
5.
6.
7.
mission engaged"
position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
tion.
posi-
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11 .Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service
and Adjustments
section
of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
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.
,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly
instructions
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.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before
driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission
engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel
tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/" Become familiar with all controls, their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
,/" It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START
ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation section of this manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
or in literature
H
HIGH
supplied
with the product.
I\1
LOW
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
IGNITION
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
ol
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
SWITCH
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
m
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
LIGHTS ON
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE
HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will
result indicates
in death aorhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
Models only)
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
damage.
injury
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
NOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
ROS "ON" Position
Ignition Switch
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Ammeter
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Light Switch
,"
.
.
.-
."
Height
Adjustment
Freewheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Motion Control
Lever
02835
LSW
Our tractors conform to the safety standards
American
National Standards
Institute.
LIFT
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
SWITCH - Used
LEVER
of the
PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights
on
and off.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
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
brake pedal into the brake position.
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
"ON" POSITION
- Allows operation of
mower deck or other powered attachment
while in reverse.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROLUsed
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengagages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
for starting
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and controlling
engine
speed.
The operationof any tractorcan result in foreign objectsthrowninto the
eyes,which can result in severeeye damage. Alwayswear safetyglasses
or eye shieldswhile operatingyour tractoror performingany adjustments
or repairs. We recommendstandardsafety glassesor a wide vision safety
maskworn over spectacles.
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.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge
and go
dead.
NOTE:
Under certain conditions when
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.
AluLCAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described
above, before
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Switch
Pull out to "Engage"
Throttle/Choke
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
mower performance.
Position
TO MOVE
Key
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged position.
TO ADJUST
control
between
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle
half and
control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
to
use.
to stop engine.
BACKWARD
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
ing lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut rela-
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
• Never use choke
AND
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months.
For healthier and better look-
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• Move throttle
FORWARD
and
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
"Disengaged"
Push in to
Position
Parking Brake "Disengage"
"Engaged" Position
STOPPING
ENGINE
comleaving
12
tively
high; the second
to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
WHEELS
Gauge wheels
are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
Attachment Clutch Switch
Pull Out To "Engage"
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Low
Position
Push in to
"Disengage"
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled
so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8
washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten
securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
Deflector
Shield
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless ignition key
is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
_I_WARNING:
Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary to reposition the machine with
the attachment engaged. Do not mow in
reverse unless absolutely necessary.
USING THE REVERSE OPERATION
SYSTEM 1. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
2. With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position.
3. Look down and behind before backing.
4. Slowly move motion control lever to
reverse (R) position to start movement.
5. When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
3/8-16
Locknut
Shoulder
3/8 Washer
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE
Lift Lever High
,_Position
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment
clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES -
ROS "ON" Position
disengage
attachment
clutch control.
_kCAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
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Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
TOWING
MENTS
_WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely
necessary, push
clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement,
slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or
sure to disengage
freewheel
control
Freewheel control
drawbar of tractor.
1.
2.
BEFORE
CHECK
Transmission
OTHER
ATTACH-
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
Raise attachment
lift to highest position with attachment
lift control.
Pull freewheel
control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
Transmission
AND
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
towing your tractor, be
transmission
by placing
in freewheeling
position.
is located at the rear
the disengaged
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage
transmission,
above procedure.
CARTS
of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
at more than
reverse
Engaged
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting
your tractor on a truck or a
trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
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CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage
Instructions
for additional information.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
7. 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.
AUTOMATIC
ENGINE
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments
can also be used dur-
transmission
engaged position.
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE:
Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
6. 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
2.
position
UP
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return
to operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission
to
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel
control is in the
choke
WARM
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up as
follows:
Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START
TRANSMISSION
ing the engine warm-up period after the
transmission
has been warmed up.
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.)
and retry.
WARM WEATHER
STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
7. 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.
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PURGE TRANSMISSION
MOWING
_iCAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel
lever while the engine
is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance,
it is recommended
that the
transmission
be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in disengaged
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this
section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage
clutch/brake
pedal.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been cut.
Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE:
During this step there will be no
movement
of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
6.
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always
operate engine at full throttle
when mowing
to assure better mowing performance
and proper discharge
of material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as 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.
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
Engage transmission
by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in this section of
manual).
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage
clutch/brake
pedal.
8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately
five
(5) feet return the motion control lever
to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
7.
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F,LL,NOATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Check
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Brake
Operation
Tire Pressure
Check Operator
ROS Systems
Check
and
li_
Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
If
11##'5
Blades
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery
Chart
Level
1_4
R
Clean
Battery
and Terminals
ll_
Check
Transaxle
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Oil Level
Engine
Oil (without
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
Clean
I1_
Oil (with oil filter)
Change
1_1,2
oil filter)
_1_1,
i/
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
_1_
2
11_'2
Arrester
Cooling
11_1,2
Fins
_
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Plug
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service
more often when operating
GENERAL
I_
11_2
Muffler/Spark
Replace
i,,'
Engine
N
Inspect
I_
Cooling
E
I_
11_'2
_#
under
a heavy
in dirty
load
or dusty
or
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil,
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten
front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
CHART
d_ Spindle -Zerk
; _r
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Spindle
Zerk
_Front Wheel
,L_Bearing Zerk
.......
@Engine ,_
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
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A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
EACH
2
I_
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence.
To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed
in this manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
BEFORE
I/
1_3
C
E
DATES
_
Presence
for Loose
Change
.......
SERVICE
(_ General
@ REFER
USE
Purpose Grease
TO Maintenance
_I
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
17
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
• When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position and
the attachment
clutch engaged, any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse
should NOT shut off the engine.
per-
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual).
TIRES
BLADE
BLADE
OPERATION
SYSTEM
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck
and mandrel assembly.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely
(45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Special blade bolt is heat
treated.
(ROS)
Blade
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If
your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed,
and the
attachment
clutch control is in the disengaged
REMOVAL
1.
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM AND
REVERSE
CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept
sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
Blade.B.olt "_
(Special) _4_
_'_
Center Hole
position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
TO SHARPEN
PRESENCE
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.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
OPERATION
BLADE
(ROS)
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment
clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
ROS "ON" Position
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
18
5/8" Bolt or p
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.
Blade
Center Hole
BATTERY
ENGINE
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. How-
LUBRICATION
ever, 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.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL
Se-
TO CLEAN
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve
starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption
when used above 32°E
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting
the engine and after each eight (8) hours
of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
BATTERY
lect the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
-20
TEMPERATURE
30
32
40
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60
80
100
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
oil
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See"REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE
0
GRADES
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
vise
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÷
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
COOLING
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.
To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed
and
Locked
Position
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
Yellow Cap
Tube
19
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely,
close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
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Cover
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGINE
Handle
Cartridge
Pre-cleaner__
_
_
_
OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
CLEAN
AIR FILTER
Slots Tabs
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner
after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season.
Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2. Remove cover.
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner
from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner
and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7. Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge.
They may cause deterioration
of
the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do not
use pressurized air to clean cartridge.
ENGINE
COOLING
Debris may
ing system.
clean area
and engine
SYSTEM
clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and
shown to prevent overheating
damage.
Clean out chaff and debris
Air Screen --.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
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IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately
wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Clam
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive
type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.
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&
WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
VICE
OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
TO REMOVE
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
ANY SER-
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment
other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
MOWER
will be easier
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
2.
PERFORMING
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
Mower
BEFORE
to remove
from the
1.
clutch switch
2.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflec-
3.
4.
tor shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
in "DIS-
ENGAGED"
position.
Move attachment
lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off electric clutch pulley.
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under trac-
5.
6.
7.
secure with retainer springs.
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
tor.
Suspension
Arms
Electric
Pulley
Front Link
Retainer
Spring
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Anti-Sway
Bar
Shield
Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front of
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• 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. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or 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".
6.0 Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Mandrel
"D ....
Suspension
Arm
D":
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN
LENGTH
/01267
Lift Link
ustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
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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Trunnion
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
TO ADJUST
1.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16".
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in "transmission
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
2.
3.
BRAKE
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
and
5.
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
Mandrel Pulley
engaged" position.
Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
With parking
Idler Pulleys
brake "Engaged"
,_A _
Operating
Nut
Mandrel
Pulley
TO REPLACE
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
1.
2.
BELT REMOVAL
BELT
-
1.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Disconnect
clutch wire harness.
3. Remove clutch Iocator.
BRAKE
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in "transmission
DRIVE
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
MOTION
or
4.
5.
6.
disengaged"
position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release
Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Remove belt downward
from engine
pulley and around electric clutch.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley.
7. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
so it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
belt around electric clutch and onto
engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut
securely.
Reconnect
clutch harness.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
Electric --....
Clutch
Clutching--
__---Z_
,_J_
Adjustment
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
_'1
Clutch
"Locator
/
Idler
Center Span ......
_
/,[
Keeper
j,-¢_
\
__
Clutch
Wire
Harness
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
REMOVAL/
the Operation
section of this manual.
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
with crossbars
horizontal.
Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
Transmission
Input Pulley
Bolt
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in
_iq'_
Stationary_
Neutral
Lock Gate
Motion Control Lever
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 a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining Ring
Axle
Cover _
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only) ----------_
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i
TO START
BATTERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
3.
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
4.
5.
6.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
7.
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
CABLES
8.
9.
Keps Nut
1.
2.
CABLES,
Terminal
Guard
REVERSE
Negative
(Black) Cable
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
3.
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
02614
REPLACING
(Red) Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead
Battery
Hex Bolt
-
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE
(-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
Disconnect
BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
Reinstall terminal guard.
First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
Connect BLACK grounding
cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
Close terminal access doors.
Close hood.
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
TO REMOVE HOOD
SEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
4.
2.
3.
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AND GRILL AS-
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road
engine repair establishment
or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized
engine manufacturer's
service
outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CABLE
CONTROL
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
Governor
Governor
Plate
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:
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In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases
the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
1. Air cleaner assembly
must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted
FINAL
properly
SETTING
(see above).
-
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise
until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions.
Release throttle
lever.
ACCELERATION
TEST
-
4.
Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed.
Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
/Throttle
Idle Mixture Valve /
With Limiter
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.
AI:_WARNING:
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.
Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol
or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation
and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the car-
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
storage. When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
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)
1.
2.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
3.
4.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s)into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
Replace
with new spark
plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline 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.
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
ENGINE
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
FUEL SYSTEM
engine
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Out of fuel.
2.
3.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine clicks
will not start
Loss of power
but
Operation section.
Wait several minutes
in
before
attempting
to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
11. See "To start engine" in
operation section.
4.
5.
6.
7.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
11. Extreme Cold Conditions
Hard to start
3.
ENGINE"
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
service
center.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check all wiring.
4. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
1.
1.
2.
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
29
2.
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING
See appropriate
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(cont.)
CHART:
section
in manual
Faulty spark
plug.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9.
Water
in fuel.
9.
plug wire loose.
10.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15. Engine valves
adjustment.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn,
bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
.
.
2.
3.
4.
5.
15.
out of
2.
.
to Sears
service
center
CORRECTION
6.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
directed
CAUSE
10. Spark
Excessive
vibration
unless
part(s).
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
1. Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
Faulty operator-safety
presence
control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Worn,
1.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
and
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
30
2.
3.
4.
5.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
CAUSE
1.
3.
4.
Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
Worn/damaged
mower
belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
1.
Engine
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
4.
5.
6.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
6.
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
7.
2.
Poor grass
discharge
Poor grass
discharge
(continued)
CORRECTION
8.
9.
10. Improper
speed
drive
too slow.
too fast.
blades
used.
1.
Remove
obstruction.
2.
Replace
mower drive
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowng.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2.
3.
8.
9.
10.
belt.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
11.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1.
2.
3.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
1.
2.
3.
Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connections.
Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
1.
2.
Place freewheel
control in
"engaged"
position.
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
4.
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
1.
Freewheel control in
"disengaged"
position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
1.
Engine throttle control not set 1.
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine,
31
alternator.
Move throttle control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
32
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
SOLENOID
O
IGNITION
UNIT
GAP
/_I!SPARK (2 PLUGS
PLUGS
ON TWIN
FUELSHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
_/
METER
CYL.
O
ENGINES)
_-J
(OPTIONAL)
CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
9 AMP DO @ 3600 RPM
_4
REGULATOR
28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM
(REGULATOR
DISCONNECTED)
I O_11
R[iLTERNATO
_J_JL_OL_jI
............................................................................................................................................................................
RED
(IF SOIEQUIPPED)
I
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ORANaE/
/
L
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE"
OFF
RUN_VERRIDE
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
B + S + A1
L+A2
LIGHT SW
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
02834WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
33
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.
TRACTOR
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ELECTRICAL
22
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TRACTOR
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
Battery
Bolt Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray Battery
Bolt Btr Front 114-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown
Battery Front Mount
Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
175688
4152J
8860R
146148
175158
73510400
145491
192749
Harness Light
Bulb Light
Cable Starter
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
55
79
80
92
93
94
193350
140403
110712X
193389
17720408
131563
178861
122822X
174652
141940
17490508
175242
146685
193465
192540
191834
Switch Ignition
Key Molded
Switch Light / Reset
Harness ignition
Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Switch PTO
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5t16-18 x 1/2
Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock
Harness Clutch EVX
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275640
78
31
209_
278
54
209
/_.
54
155
..........
_278
//-209
J 20
59
11
209
209 '
209
6O
6O
13_
3";
>209
209
14
74
209
206
chassis-stealth,stlt
38
32
209
36
TRACTOR
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275640
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
54
58
174619
176554
193635X428
72140608
167203
188702X010
17490608
175260X615
162026
STD541437
174515X615
161840
192395X615
139976
17490508
175710
192512
175351
Chassis
Drawbar
Dash
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Dash LH
Panel Dash RH
ScrewThdrol
3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Plate Battery
Locknut Hex with Insert 3/8-16 unc
Grille
Lens Bar
Fender/Footrest
Bracket Fender/Support
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Screw Hex Wshd 10-32 x 5/8
Duct Hood
59
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
154
155
187495
STD533707
174997
STD541437
175702
186689
175582
156524
161897
161900
Bushing 1.375 OD
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 unc
Plate Reinforcement
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
158
159
161
206
209
278
162037
191120X428
164655
170165
17000612
191611
Parking Brake Bkrt
Cupholder
Bumper Extrusion .600 x 3.50
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640
GROUND DRIVE
151
51
53
3O
55
16
\_
84
73
dfive-hTdro.stlt_73
38
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275640
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NO.
---
DESCRIPTION
8
9
10
14
15
16
17
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
192502
180505
STD561210
STD551131
74490544
STD541431
126197X
STD541437
130564
169498
190736
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
124236X
169592
STD523107
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
179114
STD533727
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
Transaxle, HydroGear,
Model 314-0510 (See Break down)
Rod Shift Fend.
Clutch Electric
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1
Washer Lock Hvy 1/4
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut Lock HexW/Ins.
5116-18 unc
Washer 1-1/20D
x 15132 ID x.250
Nut Lock HexW/Wsh
318-16 unc
Knob
Rod, Brake
Bracket Anti-Rotation
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 118 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Knob Brake Parking
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 unc x 2-314 Gr. 5
Keeper, Belt Idler Flat
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crownlock
5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
62
63
123533X
174607
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
64
65
66
69
173937
STD551143
Bolt Hex 7/16-20
Washer
154778
142432
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo
1/4 x 1t2 unc
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
89
95
96
112
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
202
254
263
169183
169182
137057
121749X
Strap Torque LH
Strap Torque RH
Spacer, Axle
Washer
25t32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
STD551262
123583X
121748X
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer
25t32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
165596
165711
19171216
169594
192387X428
170201
STD624003
STD551025
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
72140508
STD533110
17000616
17000612
Shaft Assy. Cross Taper
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Rod Bypass
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer 5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock
1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastener Cross Shf.
NOTE: All component
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5
Nyliner Snap-in 5t8 ID
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105"
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5116-18 unc x 1
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Screw 3/8-16 x 1 SMGML
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
dimensions
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275640
67
67
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46
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68
3O
15
steering
40
stealth
prem
!3
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275640
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
186094X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
177883
126847X
19131416
17000612
76020412
130465
155105
152927
186095X428
19182411
73540600
Wheel Steering
Axle Asm
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Link Drag
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Asm Steering
Bushing Link Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Rod Tie
Bushing Strg
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wh
Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 x 11Ga.
Nut Crownlock
3/8-24
41
42
43
46
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
159945
163888X428
121749X
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
Adaptor Wheel Strg
Boot Steering
Washer25/32
1 1/4x16Ga.
Cap Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4
Axle Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .15
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 unc
91
95
175553
188967
Clip Steering
Washer Harden
.793 x 1.637 x .060
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640
ENGINE
2
72
1
/
62
/
13
4
78
38
14
32
>
3
/3
3337
29
23
OPTIONAL
Spark
EQUIPMENT
Arrester
engine-bs.lcyl
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
176636X505
191611
DESCRIPTION
4
13
137352
165291
Control Throttle/Choke
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Engine Briggs Model
31P777-0348-E1
(See Breakdown)
Muffler Asm Twin Lo-Tone
Muffler Gasket
14
23
148456
169837
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Shield Heat
29
31
137180
179022
Kit Spark Arrestor
Tank Fuel
32
33
37
179124X428
123487X
8543R
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose Black
Line Fuel
(Flat
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
38
41
45
181654
139277
17000612
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Stem Tank Fuel
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3t8-16
62
72
78
10010500
71070512
17060620
WAsher Split
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
81
112
73510400
3645J
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
Bushing
unc
Scrn)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
-^inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
_Z
51
x 3/4
x 3/4
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275640
SEAT ASSEMBLY
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11
13
\
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\
17
It.knob
12
2
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
188719
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
182493
166369
174648
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga
Clip Push-In
Nut Hex w/ins 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn
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
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
124238X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split
Spring Cprsn
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Cap Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917,275640
DECALS
11
16
7
9
3
13
21
21
4
11
10
20
6
15
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
187407
138047
186242
186243
186572
146046
193654
179128
193872
156439
189088
172331
133644
WHEELS
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
LH
14
160396
Decal
Battery Diehard Sears
Hood RH
Hood LH
Fender Craftsman
V-Belt Drive Schematic
Dash
Deck Caution
Replacement
Hood
Fender Danger
Panel Dash
Mower Heavy-Duty
Replacement
Parts
15
16
18
20
21
23
- - - - - - - -
187408
164065
193307
149516
186331
189020
184310X428
184311X428
178392
184310X428
184311X428
194168
194169
Decal Reflector RH
Decal Steering Wheel
Decal Fender Opr.
Decal Battery
Decal Hood Side Panel
Decal Engine
Pad Footrest LH
Pad Footrest RH
Decal Chassis Disconnect
Pad Footrest STILT LH
Pad Footrest STILT RH
Manual Owner's English
Manual Owner's Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Decal Reflector
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
KEY PART
NO. NO.
& TIRES
5,8
4,10
11
\\
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
8
9
10
11
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106108X624
138468
7152J
104757X428
144334
NOTE:
wheel
1
44
V-Belt Schematic
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm 6" front Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim Asm 8" rear Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 C Service
Tube Rear (Service item Only)
Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given
in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275640
LIFT ASSEMBLY
3
13
2
5
4
13
19
20
18 20
19
15
13
32
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
179504
159476
188822
12000002
19211621
120183X
175830
139865
139866
4939M
Plunger Assembly
Shaft Assembly,
Lift
Pin Groove
E-Ring
Washer
21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylon
Grip Handle Fluted
Link Lift L.H.
Link Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
lift-rh. 1piece3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
173288
73350800
Link Front Susp
Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13
17
18
175689
73800800
Trunnion Front Susp
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13
19
20
31
32
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Arm Asm Suspension
Retainer Spring
Bearing Pivot Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
unc
unc
Mower
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275640
MOWER DECK
68
148
34
\
21
23
24
25
119
26
118_
28
27
29
18
_117
_116
21
42 D elec-t-path
46
silt
1
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275640
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
165892
STD533107
Mower
Bolt
40
44
73900600
140088
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer Lock
Washer Hardened
45
46
54
55
56
59
61
STD624003
137729
178515
155046
165723
141043
174882
11
138971
(The following blades
Blade 42" Hi-Lift
68
92
160396
STD541437
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
143
144
145
146
148
149
150
159
184
--
179292
179293
17000510
4898H
188606
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
157109
158634
165888
171977
169022
165898
19091210
STD533717
19131410
130794
--
176207
Housing
are available)
- -
134149
- -
139775
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
(For bagging or discharge)
Blade 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Shaft Assembly
Mandrel Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing Mandrel Vented
Bearing Ball Mandrel
Stripper Mower Deck
Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder
Baffle Vortex
Nut Crownlock
5/16-18 uric
Bracket Deflector
Cap Sleeve
Spring Torsion Deflector
Nut Push
Shield Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 518 x 16 Ga.
29
30
31
32
33
34
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
STD533717
Rod Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling
Washer Spacer
Pulley Mandrel
Nut Toplock Flanged
Bolt
36
131494
Pulley
Wsh
Hd
DESCRIPTION
Nut Lock 3/8-16 uric
Guard Mandrel L.H.
Retainer
Screw Thd. Roll 1/4-20
Washer Hardened
Arm Idler
x 5/8
Spacer Retainer
Guard Tuv Idler (94)
Spring Ext Elect Clutch
V-Belt
Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Bracket Wheel Guage
Bracket Wheel Guage
Screw 5t16-18
Bolt Shoulder
uric
LH
RH
Wheel Gauge
Nut Crownlock
3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13t16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric x 1Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
uric x 1
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer
9t32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 uric x 1-3/4
Washer 3/8
Mandrel Assembly
(includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley
not included)
Replacement
Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order
separately
gauge wheels 116 - 119).
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
idler Flat
47
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..<
0
-I
120_
128
z
7
!3
93-
I
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m_
, _
oo
m,
r-
,
zN
c
_o
88
w_
m m
_r_z
..._c
4_
O0
_83
_w
"_m
19
",4
",4
93
L108
69
7
[125
6
SEALANT
57
20W50
127-
SEAL
OiL
AND
-
78.80Z
O-RING
KIT
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640
HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510-20
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
170351
2
170352
3
170353
4
5
170354
169898
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
178322
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
173158
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
3O
31
32
170363
170364
173159
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
170389
33
34
35
36
37
142991
38
150793
39
4O
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
170397
170398
170399
170400
170401
170402
170403
170404
170405
170406
142977
142978
170390
170391
170392
150792
142929
170408
142883
142882
170409
170410
DESCRIPTION
Kit, Main Housing
Main Housing, Machined
Bushing .865 X .985 X .790
Kit, Side Housing
Side Housing, Machined
Bushing .865 X .985 X .790
Bushing .624 X .719 X .562
Kit, Center Section
Center Section, Machined
Bushing .707 X .788 X .591
Swashplate,
Trunnion Machined
Kit, Cylinder Block (10cc)
Block - Cylinder
Piston
Spring, Compression
Washer Thrust
Sealant Tube
Hexflange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Retaining Ring
Spacer
Retaining Ring
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Bearing, Ball 6203 (BDR)
Hex Flange Head Screw
1/4-20 X 1.25
Seal, Lip 18 X32 X7
Arm, Control
Bearing, Thrust (10cc)
Check Plug Assembly
Shaft Motor
Gear, Pinion, 13t
10t / 48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bullgear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.75 X .625
Sleeve Bearing (Outboard)
.75 X 1.575 X .625
Washer
Lip Seal, Axle Shaft
Shaft, Axle (Keyed, R.h.)
Shaft, Axle (Keyed, L.h. )
Gear, Splined Diff.
(210-1000
& 310-0750)
Gear, Miter Diff.
(210-1000
& 310-0750)
Differential
Shaft (310-0750)
Retaining Ring
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, Bypass
Bolt 3/8-24 X 2-1/2
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .25 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .25 X .25
Washer, Flat 0.050" (210-1000)
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring, Helical Compression
Washer, Block Thrust
20W-50 Oil
Kit, Brake Yoke
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Brake Puck Plate
Pin, Brake Actuating
Hfhcs 1/4-20 X 2 W/patch,
Special Flange
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
64
65
67
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
142892
170411
170413
170415
170416
170417
170418
142884
170419
170420
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
83
84
85
87
88
90
93
107
108
170423
170424
161168
170425
170426
173160
178334
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
113
119
170434
170435
170437
191031
120
123
124
188312
178800
170444
125
170445
126
191028
127
170447
128
173165
129
130
191032
186352
900
166768
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Nylok
Spacer, Brake Torsion Spring
Bolt, Square Head - Brake
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter 3/32x3/4
Brake Spring
Washer (310-0750)
Washer, Fiat
Seal, Oil
Ass'y Check Plug
Bolt, Stud 5/16-24
Puck, Friction
Spring
Spacer
Nut, Nylon insert Hex Lock
5t 16-24
Wedge, Friction
Clip, Washer
Pin
Fitting, 5/16 X Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Cap, Vent
Bolt, Self Tapping (BDR)
Puck, inner Wedge
Spring Clip, Housing
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
.711D X 1.15OD X .03 Thick
Plug, Straight Thread 9/16-18
O-ring .7 X .301 ID
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Kit, Fan - Washer - Nut Fan, 7 In
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20(Nylon
Insert
Washer, or Slotted,
.53 X 1.63 X .06
Pulley
Belt Keeper
Kit, Center Section Filter Bypass
Center Section Machining
Base
Filter W/Poppet
Check Plug
Assembly,
.027 Washer Check
Plug Assembly, Washer Spring,
Bypass Actuator, Bypass
Deflector Bottom, Filter Bushing,
.707 X .788 X .591
Kit, Filter Bottom, Filter Spring,
Bypass Actuator, Bypass
Deflector Base, Filter W/Poppet
Kit, Fan/pulley
Hex Jam 1/20-20
(Nylon Inser)Washer,
OD Slotted,
.53 X 1.63 X .06 Fan, 7 In Pulley
Kit, Seal Lip Seal .67 X 1.58 X
.276, Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Lip Seal .706 X 1.584 X .25
Lip Seal .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
O-ring .07 X .301 ID
Kit, Expansion Tank
Tank, Expansion
Cap, Vent
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Silicon Sponge 1/2 X 1/2 X 3t16
Cap, Expansion Tank Shipping
Kit, Brake Arm And Spring
Arm, Brake
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
instruction
Sheet
Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275640
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
43 7
684_
7
146 _' I
126
1
lO36_
11 __._b
584__
24
8
22
718 '
741
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
3_
8680
12
943 O
J
1270
1022
20 @
_307
1266
8420
524 @
759_
[ 757__
617 0
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1330 REPAIR MANUAL
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MANUAL
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I 1036 EMISSION
ENGINE
LABEL
20
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89
48 SHORT BLOCK
7506
305A _
366_>_
643
74
1070
729
801
697 _
lOO6
1o4
803_
310 1
1051_
363 #
802 @
50
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783 @
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
868 _
238
1022
@
g5
1022
6170
1034
914
1091
127 O
6o1
947
276@
1127._
121 CARBURETOR
918
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
SET
]
04
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105
[_
OVERHAUL
634A_
137_D
276d_
142 t
6170
KIT
9870
_'_
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95"
51
117_
1266A <L__
I
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275640
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
697174
399265
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(MagnetoSide)
108
108A
690464
692344
Valve-Choke
Valve-Choke
3
4
5
7
9
11
12
391086
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder
Head
Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
117
118
121
125
127
130
131
694352
697228
697241
698445
695005
691750
494379
13
15
16
690360
690946
697127
Screw (Cylinder
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
133
137
141
494381
281165
495097
20
22
23
24
25
690947
692125
693556
222698
699052
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase
CoverSump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Standard)
141A
142
146
186
187
495931
697140
691639
698174
697098
Piston Assembly
(.020"
Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston
Pin
Pin-Piston
187A
188
192
202
209
216
698417
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
222
227
232
238
240
265
694042
691374
691842
691843
691035
691024
267
276
695134
692255
304
305
305A
306
307
309
310
699829
697102
697103
697107
691003
693551
690323
311
497608
Bolt (Starter
Brush Set
333
334
337
356
358
363
492341
691061
691043
697089
697191
19203
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Wire-Stop
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
O
Included
Included
121
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul
Kit, Key. No.
:l:
Included
977
in Carburetor
+
Included
in Valve Gasket
•
o+
•
•
•
699054
26
27
28
29
699051
697559
698469
697099
697126
697263
Head)
32
33
34
692852
695760
695761
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
Rod-Connecting
(.020"
Undersize)
Screw (Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
35
36
691279
691279
Spring-Valve
Spring-Valve
37
42
43
45
46
48
50
697352
691752
691968
690564
698492
697762
690193
Guard-Flywheel
Keeper-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-intake
51
692137
53
54
73
74
78
89
690227
691148
697133
697897
691003
690283
93
94
690602
498030
95
98
104
105
106
691636
495800
690525
231855
691780
(intake)
(Exhaust)
oO5+ Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating
Screen)
Screw (Flywheel
Guard)
Plug-Oil
O
O
O
O
Bushing-Throttle
Kit-Idle Mixture
O
(Manual Choke)
(Choke A Matic)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor
Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle
Shaft
Float-Carbu retor
O5
O
Gasket-Float
Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic)
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control
Adjuster-Rocker
Link-Mechanical
Bracket)
Arm
Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Control
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
O5
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing
Washer-Sealing
Clamp)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Motor)
Shaft
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float
Needle
Seat-inlet
Gasket
Set, Key. No.
Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275640
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0348-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
383
385
385A
387
89838
694476
690297
697090
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
868
914
918
943
690968
690960
697091
690589
404
431
691691
697122
Washer (Governer
Elbow-Intake
947
965
694393
499613
445
462
474
697153
691261
696459
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
967
968
975
697015
699848
495933
501
503
505
510
691188
691532
691251
693699
Regulator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor
Drive-Starter
977
987
1005
1017
690192
691326
699043
690770
513
692024
Clutch-Drive
1019
697143
523
524
525
526
544
697086
691032
697085
697088
692034
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick
Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Screw (Regulator)
Starter-Armature
1022
1023
1024
1026
--
272475
692492
499054
692003
692011
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather
Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
696854
691751
690822
693784
695700
699852
698139
617
692138
O •
SeaI-O
1051
691265
634
690801
O
634A
690802
O
635
643
691909
698401
SpringlSeal
Choke)
SpringlSeal
Matic)
Boot-Spark
Retainer-Air
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
275038
698516
690372
691293
691333
690190
654
684
690958
697157
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather
1119
1127
691183
691657
691
692407
Cover)
Seal-Governor
1263
1264
697124
697104
697
718
729
729A
690372
690959
691224
694123
Screw (Drive
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Clip-Wire
1266
1266A
1267
1270
691917
697123
697424
697156
741
750
757
758
759
783
697128
691033
697607
697134
697392
693713
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
1329
1330
31Q777-0036
272147
O
Included
Included
121
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
789
797
801
698329
693167
691283
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Included
977
in Carburetor
Included
in Valve
802
803
830
842
847
851
691286
693757
691095
691031
697087
692424
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube
Assembly
Terminal-Spark
Plug
•
•
•
Crank)
Control
Ring (Intake
Lever)
Manifold)
Assembly
(Manual
Assembly
(Choke
A
Plug
Filter
Passage
Shaft
Cap)
Cover)
+
DESCRIPTION
•+
Seal-Valve
Screw (Rocker
Line-Vacuum
•
Cover)
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
O
•+
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle
Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Screen-Oil
Pump
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker
Cover
Cover-Rocker
Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push
Rod-Push
Filter-Oil
(Intake)
(Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push
Rod
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel
Retainer-Brush
Fan)
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Reed-Breather
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O
Screw (Breather
Reed)
SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower
Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Replacement
Engine
Repair Manual
Gasket
Gasket
Set, Key. No.
Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
O1
O1
15 DEGREES MAX.
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down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.
Make
turns your
gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
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2. Hold page before you so that its _eft edge is vertically para[te[ to a tree
trunk or other upright structure,
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill sJope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angte of the fold with the stope of the hitl.
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