Craftsman 917.275764 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
18.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.275764
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differently
from
built engines.
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you start the
his product
haspreviously
a low emission
engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
MaintenanceSchedule........................18
Serviceand Adjustments.....................23
Storage................................................
29
Troubleshooting...................................30
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
Warranty................................................
2
Safety Rules..........................................3
ProductSpecifications...........................6
AssemblyPre-Operation........................8
Operation.............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................18
LIMITED WARRANTY
2-YEAR
ON CRAFTSMAN
TRACTOR
AND BATTERY
ON TRACTOR
When used and maintained
according to the operator's manual instructions,
if this tractor fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within two years from the date of
purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
to arrange for free repair.
During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charge to service the product in
your home. For your convenience,
in-home warranty service will still be available after
the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if
you transport the product to an authorized
Craftsman drop-off location. For the nearest
authorized
location, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
Tractor
warranty
coverage
does not include:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard maintenance
servicing,
oil changes, or tune-ups.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator abuse, including but not limited to damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the tractor, impacting objects that
bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment
according to the instructions
contained
in the
operator's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs necessary
because of fuel determined
to be
contaminated
or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its
purchase date.
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• The tractor battery, which is covered for only 90 days as stated below.
90-DAYS ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, if the battery included with this tractor is
defective in material or workmanship
(our testing proves it will not hold a charge), it will
be replaced free of charge.
During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery in
your home. For your convenience,
in-home warranty service will still be available after
the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if
you transport the battery to an authorized
Craftsman
drop-off location. For the nearest
authorized
location, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
All tractor and battery warranty coverage is void if this product is used for commercial
or
rental purposes.
This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Dept. 817WA,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating
hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious
injury or death.
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_,WARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect
spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
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_UkWARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_f_,WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
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_kWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_f_,WARNING:
Battery
and related accessories
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known to the
cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
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posts, terminals
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
State of California to cause
I. GENERAL
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harm.
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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.
Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
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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.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging
the discharge
guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or
good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage
of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves
and others from serious
injury.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.
Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debris which can cause
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
lutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
storage.
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I1.SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factorrelated to loss of
controland tip-over accidents,which can
result in severeinjury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
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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.
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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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Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
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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
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
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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.
Follow the manufacturer's
recom-
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mendation
for weight limits for towed
equipment
and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on
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towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment
may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
Travel slowly
to stop.
and allow extra distance
V. SERVICE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
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Extinguish
all cigarettes,
cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
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Use only approved gasoline container.
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Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
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Never fuel the machine indoors.
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Never store the machine or fuel con-
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.
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Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
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Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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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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Remove gas-powered
equipment
from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the
ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment
with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser
nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or container
opening at
all times until fueling is complete.
Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately.
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
Never operate machine in a closed are.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
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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-
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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
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Mow up and down slopes
not across.
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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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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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backed over by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
(15 ° Max),
PRODUCT
In the state of California
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
2.00 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
(API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
3.5 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
(GAP: .030")
Champion
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
System:
32°F)
REPAIR
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.
14 PSI
10 PSI
Battery
Headlights
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
taining, caring for and using
• Follow the instructions
under
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
rules.
mainyour tractor.
"Mainte-
sections
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
5.5
2.4
Battery:
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).
RC12YC
Forward:
Reverse:
the above
of this
_IbWARNING:
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.
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®
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Steering
Steering
Wheel insert
Wheel
(1) Large Flat Washer
Steering
u
I
w
Steering
Wheel Adapter
Extension
Shaft
Steering
Boot
I
(1) 5/16 Lock Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 4
U
Seat
\
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
7
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened
securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
A socket wrench
easier. Standard
are listed below.
FOR
ASSEMBLY
set will make assembly
wrench sizes you need
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO
REMOVE
TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
1.
2.
3.
CARTON
Remove all accessible
loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
EXTENSION
SHAFT
AND
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
STEERING
Position
INSTALL SEAT
1. Remove adjustment
bolt, lock washer
and flat washer securing seat to
cardboard
packing and set aside for
assembly of seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard
packing. Remove the
cardboard
packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned
over the
large slotted holes in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
WHEEL
front wheels
of the tractor
so
they are pointing straight forward.
Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal
(left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Assemble large flat washer, 5/16 lock
washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
5.
,
8
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
bolt, Iockwasher
and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7.
8.
9.
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
bolt
securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO
ROLL
TRACTOR
Operation
function
1.
Seat
OFF
section
of
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
po-
2.
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
3. Place freewheel
control in "trans-
Seat
Shoulder
Bolts
4.
5.
TO
mission disengaged"
position (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding
shield up against
DRIVE
TRACTOR
Operation
Flat Washer
function
holding
tractor.
section
of
deflector
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
,_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
Adjustment Knob _
CHECK
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Seat Pan
Terminal
Terminal
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 "transmission engaged"
position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
7.
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 importantfor best
cutting performance.
V'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:
v" All assembly instructions
have been
completed.
v" No remaining loose parts in carton.
v" Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
v" All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
• 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
CHECK
FOR
OF ALL
BELTS
section
of this manual.
PROPER
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
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
v" Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
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.
v" Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission
engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
v" Engine oil is at proper level.
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
v" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
v" Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
v" It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation
this manual).
10
section
of
These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
H
L
HIGH
LOW
or in literature
supplied
with the product.
I'-,I
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
IGNITION
®
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
oi
BRAKE
SWITCH
@
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
m
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
BRAK_CLUTCH
PEDAL
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
LIGHTS ON
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided
could result indicates
in death a or
serious
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
&
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided
might result in minor or moderate injury.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
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 injury
and/or property damage.
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HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious
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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injury
KNOW
YOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations
with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Ignition Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
ROS "ON" Position
.....
Ligl
of
-
Lever Plunger
"-
Attachment
Lift Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
-.. "-- -_-_- ___
_t
Freewheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Motion Control
Lever
02838
LSW
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER
- Used
LIFT
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
LEVER
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/
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengagages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
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
CONTROL
- Used
for starting
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and controlling
engine
speed.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
• Never use choke to
IMPORTANT:
Leaving
any position other than
the battery to discharge
NOTE:
Under certain
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle/
Choke
Key
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause
"browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping
tractor on grass areas.
,_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Motion Control
F-_
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
"Disengaged"
Position
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
2.
3.
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
DRIVE
-
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake
pedal is depressed.
-
• Move throttle
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
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
MOWER
CUTTING
lever to
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months.
For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
ENGINE
neutral (N) position.
Release parking brake.
Slowly move motion control
desired position.
TO ADJUST
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD
AND BACKWARD
"Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
stop engine.
the ignition switch in
"STOP" will cause
and go dead.
conditions
when
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TO ADJUST
GAUGE
WHEELS
Attachment
Clutch Lever
"Engaged"
Position
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.
Attachemnt
High
Position
/
Position
"Disengaged '_
Position
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.
OPERATING
Deflector
IN REVERSE
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment
clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless the ignition
key is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
_,WARNING:
up with the at-
tachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged.
Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment
clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary
to reposition the machine with
the attachment
engaged. Do not mow in
reverse
unless absolutely
necessary.
Gauge
Wheel
Mountinc
3/8-1
Locknut
TO OPERATE
USING THE
SYSTEM -
Bolt
Gauge Wheel
1.
MOWER
2.
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
Backing
attachment
clutch
3.
4.
5.
REVERSE
Move motion
control
,_CAUTION:
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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lever to neutral
(N) position.
With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
Look down and behind before backing
up.
Slowly move motion control lever to
reverse (R) position to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" Position
control.
OPERATION
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
_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.
towing your tractor, be
transmission
by placing
in freewheeling
position.
is located at the rear
1. Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage transmission,
above procedure.
Transmission
Transmission
at more than
reverse
Engaged
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
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 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.
_,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.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
15 damage
may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine
AUTOMATIC
3.
transmission
engaged position.
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
Move attachment
clutch to 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
WARM
above)
position
WEATHER
7.
3.
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return
to operating position.
Allow one minute for transmission
to
TRANSMISSION
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 in an area that is
flat for approximately
80 feet in front of
the tractor and set the parking brake.
2. 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.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
full forward position and hold for five
(5) seconds, or approximately
40 feet.
Slowly move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds, or
approximately
20 feet. After the tractor
moves approximately
20 feet in reverse
return the motion control lever to the
(50 ° F and
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.
STARTING
Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
Place the motion control lever in
PURGE
7.
COLD WEATHER
below)
1.
2.
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.
STARTING
UP
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments
can also be used dur-
4.
choke
WARM
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up as
follows:
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
2.
TRANSMISSION
( 50 ° F and
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.
neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
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MOWING
TIPS
J
• 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
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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.
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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MA,.TE.A.CE
SC.EOULE
/_/_X'x_'_/_
/__/_
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
Check Operator
ROS Systems
DATES
_
Presence
and
I_
Check for Loose Fasteners
Mower
If
I_s
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery Level
_4
Clean
Battery and Terminals
I_
R
Blades
1_3
Chart
Check Transaxle
I_
If
Cooling
Check V-Belts
Check
Engine
Change
If
Oil Level
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
Change
N
Clean
Air
G
Clean
Air Screen
Inspect
E
Replace
Clean
If
Engine
E
N[
1_1,2
oil filter)
11_1,2
1_2
Muffler/Spark
v'
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Cooling
_1,2
Fins
If
Spark Plug
If
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
1_2
Replace
Fuel Filter
GENERAL
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load
or
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
Spindle
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
_Front Wheel
....
=='
ng Zerk
@Engine ,,
t
_
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
EACH
CHART
dP SF
Zerk
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
BEFORE
If
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-tree
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten,
conditions,
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.
5.
2
Replace
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating
1.
2.
3.
4.
I_
_2
Filter
Engine
"
/_r/_'_d_VSERVlOE
Check
BrakePressure
Operation
Check Tire
T
R
_
_/_/O.Oq.
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General Purpose Grease
@ REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
USE
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
Alwaysobserve safetyrules when performingany maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requiresmore than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level,dry concrete or paved surface,then
brakemust be checkedand adjusted. (See
"TOADJUST BRAKE"in the Service and
Adjustmentssectionof this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm rubber.
PRESENCE
OPERATION
SYSTEM
SYSTEM
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
AND
(ROS)
position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
PRESENCE
• When the engine is running, any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat without
first setting the parking brake should
shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat should
shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
ROS "ON" Position
REMOVAL
1.
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If
your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed,
and the
attachment
clutch control is in the disengaged
(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.
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position
and the attachment
clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
BLADE
corrosion.
REVERSE
OPERATION
For best results mower blades must be kept
sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
A CAUTION:
Use only a replacement blade
approved by the manufacturer of your tractor.
Using a blade not approved by the manufacturer of your tractor is hazardous, could
damage your tractor and void your warranty.
• 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
OPERATOR
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
Trailing
Edge Up_
Mandrel As: _embly
Blade
Centel
Hole
Flat
Lock Washer
¢_-Blade Bolt
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening
blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
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.
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• 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.
Center/
'e2/
/
•
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
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
5/8" Bolt or Pin .__Blade
BATTERY
for deterioration
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
oil
visc
chart1
e
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption
when used above 32°F.
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.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
The transmission
fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. 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.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1.
2.
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Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
6.
7.
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
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.
Yellow CaF
Drain Tube
_
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely,
close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGINE
Handle
Cover
._
CLEAN
_'Cartridge
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.
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.
ENGINE
AIR FILTER
COOLING
Debris may
ing system.
clean area
and engine
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.
Air Screen
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2. Remove cover.
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge
and
pre-cleaner
from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner
and cartridge
firmly in base.
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SYSTEM
clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and
shown to prevent overheating
damage.
Clean out chaff and debris
MUFFLER
CLEANING
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive
type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
usful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation,
whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
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.
Clamp_
Clamp
Fuel Filter
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WARNING:
SERVICE ORTO
ADJUSTMENTS:
AVOID SERIOUS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment
other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment
lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
6. Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
Connect suspension arms to rear deck
brackets and secure with retainer springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch Spring
Small Retainer
Clutch
S
Spring
Engine
Pulley
Front Link
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Sway
Bar
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Deflector
Housing
Guide
Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
• When
• 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
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck
• If adjustment
is necessary,
make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
ground
_,o_
_ _
\
side-to-side
adjustment.
Both Front Links Should be
ual in Length
Bottom edge of
mower
...... to ground
_IIZ_-ZZ
A;
"D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
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
Bottom edge
of mower to
distance
V-Gr=roundLin_e_-/
_t/
; A
Nut "F"
Arm
Lift Link
N_
Adjustment
Front Links
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
TO REPLACE
BELT
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary,
be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
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
1.
2.
highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number
turns.
3.
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
and
-
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
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Mandrel
With parking brake "Engaged"
Idler
AOrPmer
_Nut"A"
ut
Pulley
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
TO REPLACE
BRAKE
1.
2.
BELT REMOVAL
-
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
BRAKE
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
4.
engaged" position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release so
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
5.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
BELT
1.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in "transmission
dis-
TO ADJUST
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.
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
-
1. Carefully work new belt down onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
BRAKE
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
Engage transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in "transmission
4.
5.
6.
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.
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around the top groove of engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission
require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in
the Operation section of this manual.
Engine Pulley J
Clutching
Idler _
_o_1
TO ADJUST
MENT
TrK;;P_srsion
_
REMOVAL/
STEERING
_,-,--_
Input Pulley
camber, contact
service center.
LE-
TO REMOVE
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.
are not
a Sears
WHEEL
or other
qualified
FOR REPAIRS
1.
2.
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
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
also prevents
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining Ring
Axle Cover
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment
bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2
--,..
and camber
adjustable
on your tractor.
If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
VER NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)-1__
inch in the direction it is trying to creep.
Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
Start engine and test.
If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
Motion Control
Lever
ALIGN-
If steering wheel crossbars
are not
horizontal
(left to right) when wheels are
positioned
straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
with crossbars
horizontal.
Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in
3.
4.
5.
WHEEL
TO START
TERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
BAT-
_,WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
this manual).
Lock
Gate
Adjustment
Bolt
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If "jumpercables"are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:Yourtractor is equipped
with a 12volt system.The othervehicle
must also be a 12volt system.Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACHJUMPERCABLES1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),taking care not to short
against tractorchassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACKcable
to the NEGATIVE(-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
awayfrom fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis
2.
Terminal
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REPLACE
1.
2.
and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black) Cable
HEADLIGHT
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder
BULB
out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
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
Weak or Dead Battery
Keps
Nut _
Battery
BATTERY
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
_IbWARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining hex
bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
HOOD
1.
2.
3.
Raise hood.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
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AND GRILL AS-
ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
PRELIMINARY
1.
2.
<
-
FINAL SETTING
-(See "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE" in this
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary,
proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
Governor Control Lever
SETTING
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor
when making
carburetor
adjustments.
Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
section
1.
2.
3.
of the manual.)
Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn
valve to a point midway between those
two positions.
Release throttle lever.
Governor Control Plate
/
ACCELERATION
TEST
-
4.
"A"
Clamp Screw
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
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 or damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous.
If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment
and experience
to make any necessary
adjustments.
Cable
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor
has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be
necessary.
However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate
for differences in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load.
If the carburetor
does need adjustment,
proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases
the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Idle Speed
Lever
Idle Mixture
Valve with
Limiter
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Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_,CAUTION:
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
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-
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
2.
3.
4.
5.
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
BATTERY
• 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
to another.
from one season
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
engine
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. 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.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Engine clicks
will not start
Loss of power
but
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation
section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
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. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
1.
30
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
5.
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(cont.)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
6.
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.
10. Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn,
bent or loose
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
blade.
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.
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
,
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
1. Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
,
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
,
Worn,
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Poor cut - uneven
2.
3.
4.
5.
bent or loose
blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
and
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
31
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism•
2. Worn/damaged
mower
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley•
4. Frozen blade mandrel•
obstruction•
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley•
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center•
1.
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position•
Shift to slower speed•
Allow grass to dry before
mowing•
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure•
Replace/sharpen
blade•
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside
of mower
housing•
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
Replace with blades listed in
this manual•
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes•
Engine
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass•
4.
5.
Mower deck not level•
Low/uneven
tire air pressure•
4.
5.
6.
Worn,
6.
8.
9.
too slow•
Remove
1.
,
speed
drive
1.
too fast.
bent or loose blade•
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower•
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed•
10. Improper
blades
used.
2.
3.
7.
8.
9.
10.
drive 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. Turn light switch "ON".
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace
light switch•
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1.
2.
3.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections•
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped)•
Faulty alternator•
4.
Loss of drive
1.
2.
3.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
,
Freewheel control in
"disengaged"
position•
Motion drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken•
Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing•
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine•
32
Replace battery•
•. Check/clean
al/connections.
3. Replace regulator•
4.
Replace
1.
2.
Place freewheel control in
"engaged"
position•
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission•
,
alternator•
Move throttle
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine•
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SCHEMATIC
02831
193372
BATTERY
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SOLENOID
REVERSESWITCH
STARTER
SHORTING
CONNECTOR
NOT IN REVERSE
BLACK
O
IGNITION /
UNIT
_
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SPARKPLUGS
41
GAP @
.................
O (2 PLUGS
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
\
HEADLIGHTS
NOTE
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT
OFF
_UN/OVERRIDE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
"MAKE"
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
B + S + A1
L+A2
02831
33
•
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NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
22
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41
26
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25
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
48
52
90
92
93
94
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
193149
175158
73510400
4207J
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193372
71110408
131563
178861
140844
141940
180449
193465
192540
191834
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Box Battery
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Seat DP w/ramps
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Switch Light
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Adapter Ammeter
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Terminal
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastic 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
259
260
258
28
159
39
278
@/5
@/5
208
209
208
/
/64
209
6O
37
2_
208
74
206
209
chassis-Laser-It.stir
36
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
174619
176554
17060612
155272
193510X012
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
STD541437
184247
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
209
212
258
259
260
261
278
-- -
187845X012
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
STD541437
175702
186689
175582
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
184248
184245X599
184246X599
184250X428
184258X428
191611
5479J
187801
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Nut
Grille/Lens Asm.
(Includes Key Nos. 212, 258, 259, and 260)
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder Stlt Black
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2Tytt
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Insert Lens Reflective
Lens Laser RH
Lens Laser LH
Cover Lens Laser
Insert Grille Laser
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Plug, Button
Plug Plastic Dome
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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GROUND DRIVE
116
59 158
59
,
61
64
I
168
10
/
82 165 156
151
\
166
51
35
32
/3o
65
_/39
62
36
52
16 _
37
515
36 35
I
30
29
\
252
i
22
55
25
19
78
74
75
drive-hydro.stlt
$8
53
TRACTOR
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
192502
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD541437
130564
178141
73350600
106888X
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
178138
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
142432
Transaxle Peerless LTH2000
(See Breakdown)
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, 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 2-3/4 Gr. 5
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 unc
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
69
39
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
70
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
85
89
95
112
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
202
212
245
246
247
250
251
252
263
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
178139
165711
19171216
150360
192387X428
178134
19091210
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
72110614
145212
178122
178121
181462
17060612
17060516
19131616
17000612
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD
Console, Shift
Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Strap Torque Lh LTH2000
Strap Torque Rh LTH2000
Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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88
68
I
67
46
29
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67
65
45%.
68
82
15
15
29
3O
steering
plJt
57
4O
67
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275764
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
34
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
95
97
186780
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
190753
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
10040500
155099
152927
186781
19183812
73540600
186737
145054X428
121749X
190752
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
74780564
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly Cast Iron
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Washer Split HW HIcl Spr. 5/16
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8 12 Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Fiat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 uric
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 4 Gr. 5
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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ENGINE
3
72
81
/
62
13
i
38
14
44
33
23
37
33
/
40
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine-bs,
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
DESCRIPTION
170545X505 Control, Throttle/Choke
17720408
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
137352
165291
148456
169837
137180
185115
140527
33
123487X
Cutting 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine, Briggs Model 31P7770602-E2 (See Breakdown)
Muffler
Gasket
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Shield Brn/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears,
Vented
Clamp, Hose
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
37
38
40
44
401137
181654
124028X
17670412
45
46
62
72
78
81
17000612
19091416
10010500
71070512
17060620
73510400
lcyl
49
DESCRIPTION
Line, Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer Split
Screw Hex Head Cap 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
5
17
seat
It.knob
12
9
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
188716
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
174648
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
lO
20
11
15
\
13
12
13
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
193307
193563
186280
186281
138047
133644
191777
172331
186282
156439
186283
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
WHEELS
2 _
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
Battery
Customer Maintenance
HP Engine
Mower Srs
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
Panel Side
& TIRES
5,8
4,10
7
11
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
2O
146046
191551
160396
179128
149516
138311
178392
184310X428
184311X428
401206
401207
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Chassis
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Deck B 42"
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Decal, Chassis Disconnect
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X624
278H
9040H
106108X624
138468
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6" front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8" rear White Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 8-8 Service
Tube Rear 9.5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheel
1
44
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
13
6
11
5
13
19
13
20
16
1718
20
15
13 _ 32
31 _
-. ¢
19
32
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
Fift-rh.1 piece
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/
Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
3
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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MOWER DECK
67
68
/
i147
142
21
23 24
119
118_
I
28
27
29
18
6
1J
21
119
42 D man-t-path
stlt
3
46
\
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275764
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
138971
--
134149
--
139775
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
STD533717
131494
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following baldes are
available)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
Blade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
48
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
133944
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
179292
179293
17060510
4898H
188606
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
--
171491
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge
Nut Centerlock 3/8-16 unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc xl
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Washer 13/13 x7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware Only - Pulley Not
Included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
gauge wheel components key
nos. 116- 119).
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
PEERLESS
TRACTOR
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917.275764
TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
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206
150
14
47
13 •
26
_26
13
65
115
-3
_
-191
_.-
-190
o
zo4
--208
o
"
_
_
183
(_r
105
0
'
200
/
"
II
185--
48
U
184--@
182--_'
22
@
CIr
_ 28
........
.....
87
PEERLESS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275764
TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
5
6
9
13
14
15
17
22
23
25
26
28
29
31
36
37
38
40
41
42
42A
43
44A
44B
45
47
48
49
56
65
67
772151
770135
776355
778263
786197
778368
778368
778373
786139
792194
792195
792073A
792125
792035
780065
780189
790071
790007
799021
792204
790102
792202
792203
792171
790100
790099
790101
774869
774688
778378
778379
780195
776440
Cover L.H.
Case
Counter Shaft
Spur Gear 11T
Neutral Sleeve (.572)
Bevel Gear (Incl. 14) (13 Teeth)
Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13 Teeth)
Ring Gear (54 Teeth)
Drive Pin
Spring
Washer .750 ID
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-1/4"
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Washer .627 ID .091W
Washer .563 ID .062W
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad
Roll Pin .25
Brake Lever
Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4
Screw, 10-24 x .500
Inside Brake (Mach)
Outside Brake (Casting)
Actuator Rod
Axle 16.812
Axle 11.625
Spur Gear 18T
Spur Gear 81T
Washer .7501D .062W
Brakeshaft
49
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
70
79
85
87
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
109
113
114
115
127
150
157
180
182
183
184
185
190
191
200
786196
792201
792154
788088A
792141
792200
792199
792184
792193
792198
780096
786162
792046
788104
786199
786200
786198
784384
788093A
788102
730229
788103
792118
792196
798050
792150
792151
794787
203
206
207
208
209
210
798044
798055
798053
798040
798054
794788
DESCRIPTION
Spacer .625.765
Spring
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 3/4"
Washer .3771D .058W
Snubber Washer
Snubber Spring .471D
Washer .4371D .078W
Screw, 1/4-28 x .490
Nut, 3/8-24
Washer .625 ID .057W
Sleeve Assembly
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
"O" Ring
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 157)
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl. 87)
Sleeve Assembly (Incl. 87)
Shift Lever Ass'y (Incl. 109)
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicon
Oil Seal 9/16"1D
BOil Spec. (80W90)
Grommet
Relief Valve
Hose Barb
Tubing 1/2 x 5
Washer
Nut 7/16-20
Differential (Gear Reduction
Drive)
Pulley & Hub Ass'y
Disconnect Lever
Mounting Plate
Fan
Control Lever
Hydro Module LH Fender Control
TRACTOR
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917.275764
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0602-E2
434
146 el
lO38_
_..
I
307_
718
741_
358 ENGINE
3_
GASKET
SET
15_
1270
6680
12
22_
943 0
__
7591
684_11___
617 0
584_
61_
8420
524 @
7506
1264I_
1019 LABEL KIT
1036 EMISSION
LABEL
I
]
1058 OWNER'S
MANUAL
200
126_
48 SHORT
89
BLOCK
! 1329 REPLACEMENT
ENGINE
q
I
1330 REPAIR
I
1095 VALVE GASKET
MANUAL
SET
1027 _
1022
868
238 ®
@
334 _'
35
861_
1022
635
6170
914
¢o
1022
54'_b
654@
53_
1119_
f_
216_'_o
_
616_
_232._
404 _
614_
50
188 _
222
I
°_
209
267 %
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275764
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0602-E2
729
697 _
3o6
_1040
643
801
37 _
_'118
,_ 74?
240_
1091
73__
803
1006 1070_ _ 601_
579 462,__
105
127 O
802
_
1266A<
b
1044_
276@
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
104g
105
95_93@
_
106117_
_
1127_
KIT
997®
1370
276_
1266 0
142
6170
634_
1266A <_)
977 CARBURETOR
51
GASKET
SET
TRACTOR
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917.275764
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0602-E2
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
--
697174
399265
391086
697188
698147
699168
697109
697113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
699052
699054
26
-27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
42
43
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
73
74
78
89
93
94
95
98
104
105
106
699051
697559
698469
697099
791631
692852
695760
695761
691279
691279
697352
690964
691968
690564
790400
697762
690193
692137
690227
691148
697133
697897
691003
690283
690602
498030
691636
495800
690525
231855
690577
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
,Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
,+Gasket-Cylinder Head
,Gasket-Breather
Tube-Breather
,Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
,Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
,a:l:+Gasket-lntake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Plug-Oil
O Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
OPin-Float Hinge
OValve-Float Needle
OSeat-lnlet
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
108
117
118
121
125
127
130
131
133
137
141
142
146
186
187
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
232
238
240
265
267
276
304
305
305A
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
358
363
383
404
692344
694352
697228
697241
791888
695005
691750
494379
494381
281165
495931
697140
691639
698174
691805
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255
699829
697102
697103
697107
691003
693551
690323
497608
492341
691061
491055
697191
19203
89838
691691
•
O
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
:1:
+
DESCRIPTION
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)
O Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
O:l:Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic)
O Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Link-Mechanical Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
O:l:Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
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917.275764
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31P777, TYPE NUMBER 0602-E2
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
697122
698083
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
692024
699908
691032
697184
692034
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138
690802
635
643
654
684
691
697
718
729
741
750
757
758
759
783
789
797
801
802
803
691909
698401
690958
697157
692407
690372
690959
691224
697128
790832
697607
697134
697392
693713
698329
693167
691283
691286
830
842
847
851
868
877
914
943
691095
691031
790442
692424
690968
393456
691108
690589
DESCRIPTION
Elbow-Intake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
.Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
D.SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
OSpring/Seal Assembly (Choke A
Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather Passage Cover)
.Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter (For service
order complete starter
motor reference 309)
Stud (Rocker Arm)
.SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
,+Seal-Valve
Wire/Connector-Alternator
Screw (Rocker Cover)
.SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
947
965
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1017
1019
1022
1023
1024
1026
-1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
1051
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
1119
1127
1263
1264
1266
1266A
694393
499613
697015
699986
495933
690192
691326
699043
690770
697143
272475
791079
499054
692003
692011
696854
691751
690822
693784
791932
699852
698139
691265
275935
698516
690372
691293
691333
690190
691183
691657
697124
697104
691917
697123
1267
1270
1329
1330
D
:1:
+
DESCRIPTION
Solenoid-Fuel
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
DSeaI-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
•+Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit-Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Reed-Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
oDSeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
OSeaI-O Ring
(Intake
Elbow)
697419
Latch-Blower Housing
697156
Plug-AVS Counterweight
31Q777-0036Replacement
Engine
272147
Repair Manual
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
!
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
WARNING:
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.
1. Fold this page a_ong dotted _ine indicated above.
2. Ho_d page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure,
3. Sight across the fo_d in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the s_ope of the hiHo
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