Craftsman 917.204130 Technical data

Operator Manual
II
III/°
Z6200 ZERO TURN MOWER
22 HP* 46"
ower
Model No.
917.204130
*as rated by the manufacturer
For answers to your
questions about this product
Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am- 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Visit our Craftsman website:
www.sears.com/craftsman
Pleaseread the operator manual carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before using the machine.
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (EIO) is acceptablefor use in
this machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (EIO)
will void the product warranty.
P/N 115 648427
Rev C
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
CRAFTSMAN
FULL WARRANTY
FOR TWO YEARS from the date of purchase, all non-expendable parts of this riding equipment
are warranted against any defects in material or workmanship. A defective non-expendable part
wilt receive free in-home repair or replacement if repair is impossible.
BATTERY LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR 90 DAYSfrom the date of purchase, the battery (an expendable part) of this riding equipment
is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship. A new battery wilt be supplied free of
charge. You are responsible for the labor cost of battery installation.
WARRANTY SERVICE
For warranty coverage details to obtain free repair or replacement,
call 1-800-659-5917 or
visit the web page:
www.craftsman.com/warranty
In all cases above, if part repair or replacement is impossible, the riding equipment wilt be replaced
free of charge with the same or an equivalent model.
All of the above warranty coverage is void if this riding equipment is ever used while providing
commercial services or if rented to another person.
This warranty
NOT include:
covers ONLY defects
in material and workmanship.
Warranty
coverage
does
•
Expendable parts (except battery) that can wear out from normal use within the warranty period,
including but not limited to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
•
Standard maintenance
•
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns,
stumps, or glass.
•
Tire or wheel replacement or repair resulting from normal wear, accident, or improper operation
or maintenance.
•
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to damage caused by
towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the
frame, axle assembly 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 riding
equipment according to the instructions contained in the operator manual.
•
Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated
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.
servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups.
or
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Sears Brands
Management
Corporation,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
INTRODUCTION
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5
Stopping
theEngine
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19
Operating
OnHills
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19
Driving
andTransport
onPublicRoads
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5
Towing
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5
Mowing
Tips.............................................................
20
Operating
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5
Jumper
CableUse..............................................
20
GoodService
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5
MovingMachine
ByHand........................................
21
MAINTENANCE
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22
Manufacturing
Number
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5
SYMBOLS
ANDDECALS
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6
Maintenance
Schedule
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22
SAFETY
.............................................................................
7
Battery
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24
Safety
Instructions
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7
Safety
System
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25
ParkBrake
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25
Personal
Safety
Equipment
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7
Tire
Pressures
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25
SlopeOperation
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8
Caster
Wheels
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26
SafeHandling
ofGasoline
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8
General
Maintenance
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9
Anti-scalp
Rollers
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26
V-belts
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26
Transport
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10
Deck
Belt
R
emoval
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26
Towing
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10
Spark
Arrestor
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10
Adjusting
theMowerDeck.......................................
27
CONTROLS
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11
Leveling
deck.....................................................
27
Control
Locations
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11
Cutting
Blades
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28
Steering
Control
Levers
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12
Bladereplacement
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28
Parkbrake................................................................
12
Cleaning
...................................................................
28
Throttle
Control
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13
Hardware
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28
Service
Minder
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13
LUBRICATION
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29
Transmission
.............................................................
29
Ignition
Switch
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13
ChokeControl
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13
Engine
OilChange
...................................................
29
BladeSwitch
.............................................................
13
Wheel
andDeckZerks.............................................
30
Fuse..........................................................................
14
Front
Wheel
Mount
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30
SeatAdjustment
Lever.............................................
14
Front
Wheel
Bearings
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30
FuelShutOffValve...................................................
14
DeckSpindles
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30
TROUBLESHOOTING
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31
Cutting
HeightLever
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14
STORAGE
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32
Bypass
Linkages
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14
FuelTank
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15
Winter
Storage
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32
Service
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32
Tracking
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15
OPERATION
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16
SCHEMATIC
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33
TECHNICAL
DATA
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34
Training
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16
Steering
....................................................................
16
Torque
Specifications
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35
Accessories
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35
Before
Starting
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16
SERVICE
JOURNAL
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36
Starting
theEngine
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17
Running
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18
CONFORMITY
CERTiFiCATES
USA requirements
Labels are placed on the engine and/or in the
engine compartment
stating that the machine
will fulfill the requirements, This is also applicable
to special requirements for any of the states,
(California emission rules etc.)_ Do not remove
any of these labels, Certificates can also be
supplied with the machine at delivery or written
in the Engine manual, Take care of them as they
are valuable documents,
In order to implement improvements, specifications
designs can be altered without prior notification.
and
Note that no legal demands can be placed based on the
information contained in these instructions.
Use only original parts for repairs. The use of other parts
voids the warranty.
Do not modify or install non-standard equipment to the unit
without consent from the manufacturer. Modifications to the
unit may cause unsafe operations or damage the unit.
_,
WARNINGE Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
_
WARNING!
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.
When this product is worn out and no longer used, it should
be returned to the reseller or other party for recycling.
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WARNING!
Failure to follow cautious operating
practices can result in serious injury to the operator or other
persons. The owner must understand these instructions,
and must allow only trained persons who understand these
instructions to operate the mower.
Each person operating the mower must be of sound mind
and body and must not be under the influence of any mind
altering substance.
Congratulations
Operating
Thank you for purchasing a Craftsman ride-on mower. This
machine is built for superior efficiency to rapidly mow primarily
large areas, A control panel easily accessible to the operator
and a hydrostatic transmission regulated by steering controls
both contribute to the machine's performance,
This manual is a valuable document, Read the contents
carefully before using or servicing the machine, The following
of instructions (use, service, maintenance) by all who operate
this machine is important for the safety of the operator and
others, It can also considerably increase the life span of the
machine and increase its resale value,
This machine is constructed only for mowing grass on lawns
and even ground without obstacles such as stones, tree
stumps, etc, The machine can also be used for other tasks
when equipped with special accessories provided by the
manufacturer, Operating instructions for the accessories are
provided with delivery, All other types of uses are incorrect,
The manufacturer's directions concerning operation,
maintenance, and repairs must be carefully followed,
If you sell your machine, be sure to give the operator manual to
the new owner,
The final chapter of this operator manual provides a Service
Journal, Ensure that service and repair work are documented,
A well-kept service journal reduces service costs for the
maintenance and affects the machine's resale value, Please
contact your dealer for more information, Take the operator
manual along when the machine is taken to your dealer for
service,
General
In this operator manual, left and right, backward and forward
are used in relation to the machine's normal driving direction,
Continuous dedication to improve our products require that
specifications and design are subject to change without
notice,
Driving
and Transport
on Public Roads
Check applicable road traffic regulations before transporting
on public roads, If the machine is transported, you must
always use approved fastening equipment and ensure that the
machine is well anchored, DO NOT operate this machine on
public roadways,
Lawn mowers and all power equipment, can be potentially
dangerous if used improperly, Safety requires good
judgement, careful use in accordance with these instructions
and common sense,
The machine must only be operated, maintained, and repaired
by persons familiar with the machine's special characteristics
and who are also knowledgeable about the safety instructions,
Use only approved repair parts to maintain this machine,
Accident prevention regulations, other general safety
regulations, occupational safety rules, and traffic regulations
must be followed without fail,
Unauthorized modifications to the design of the machine
may absolve the manufacturer from liability for any resulting
personal injury or property damage,
Good Service
Craftsman products are sold only in specialized retail stores
with complete service, This ensures that you as a customer
receive only the best support and service. Before the product
is delivered, the machine has, for example, been inspected
and adjusted by your retailer, See the certificate in the Service
Journal in this operator manual,
Manufacturing
Number
The machine's manufacturing number can be found on the
printed plate affixed to the engine compartment.
Stated on the plate, from the top are:
Towing
o The machine's type designation
If machine is equipped with a tow hitch, use extreme caution
when towing, Never allow children or others in or on the towed
equipment, Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing, Travel slowly
and allow extra distance to stop,
o The manufacturer's
Do not tow on sloped ground, The weight of the towed
equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control,
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for
towed equipment, Do not tow near ditches, canals, and other
hazards,
(I,D,),
type number (Model),
o The machine's serial number (Serial no,)
Please have the type designation and serial number available
when ordering spare parts.
The engine's manufacturing
valve covers,
number is stamped on one of the
The plate states:
o The engine's
model,
o The engine's type,
o Code
Please have these available when ordering spare parts.
The wheel motors and hydrostatic
decal affixed at the rear,
pumps have a barcode
These
symbols
arefoundonthemachine
andintheoperator
manual,
Studythemcarefully
sothatyouknowwhattheymean,
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
WARNING!
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Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of
personal injury or death, particularly if the reader should
neglect to follow instructions given in the manual,
Reverse
Neutral
Do not
stand here
Fast
Use protective
glasses
Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of material
damage, particularly if the reader should neglect to follow
instructions given in the manual, Used also when there is a
potential for misuse or misassembly,
Slow
Choke
Use protective
gloves
Read Operator Manual
Warning!
Danger, Keep hands
and feet away
Park Brake
Do not touch parts
Warning!
Rotating blades,
keep away from the
discharge deck
Battery acid is corrosive, explosive
and flammable
Shut off engine
before performing
maintenance or repair
Fuel
Keep a safe
distance from
the machine
Use on slopes no
greater than 10°
No passengers
f
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I
A
Whole body
exposure to
thrown objects
A
Severing of fingers
and toes
Do not open or
remove safety shields
with engine running
Careful backing up,
watch for
other people
Careful going
forward, watch for
other people
Watch for traffic when
operating near or crossing
roadways,
Use extra care when
loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or
truck,
Safety instructions
These instructions are for your safety, Read them carefully,
Genera_ Operation
,_
WARNING!
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.
®
Always wear eye protection
when operating machine,
®
Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while
operating this machine, including (at a minimum) sturdy
footwear, eye protection, and hearing protection, Do not
mow in shorts and/or footwear with open toes,
Read, understand, and
follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual
before starting,
It is recommended that
someone be aware that
you are mowing and can
provide help in case of
injury or accident,
®
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
Stop machine if anyone
enters the area,
before operating,
Do not mow in reverse
unless absolutely
necessary, Always look
down and behind before
and while backing,
®
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,
Anyone who operates this machine must first read and
understand this Operation Manual, Local laws may regulate
the age of the user,
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris buildup
which can touch hot exhaust or engine parts and burn, Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris
which can cause buildup to occur, Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the machine,
Allow machine to cool before storage,
Personal
Safety
Equipment
,, Make sure that first aid equipment is close at hand when
using the machine,
o Never use the machine when barefoot,
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,
o Always wear protective shoes or boots, preferably with steel
toe caps,
o Always wear approved protective
when assembling or
driving,
o Always wear gloves when
handling the blades,
Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher,
discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and
working
o Never wear loose clothing
that can get caught in
moving parts,
®
Slow down before turning,
®
Never leave a running machine unattended, Always turn
off blades, set park brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting,
o Use ear protectors to avoid
damage to hearing,
®
Never carry passengers,
use by one person,
®
®
®
The machine is only intended for
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,
glasses or a full visor
_WARNING!
When using the machine, approved
personal protective equipment should be used. Personal
protective equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury
but it will reduce the degree of injury if an accident does
happen. Ask your retailer for help in choosing the right
equipment.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation
on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
o Mow up and down slopes
(10 degrees maximum), not
across.
o Watch for holes, ruts,
bumps, rocks, or other
hidden objects. Uneven
terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can
hide obstacles.
o Choose a low ground speed
so that you will not have to stop while on the slope.
o Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.
o Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the tires
lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
,_IILWARNING!
Do not drive up or down hills with slopes
greater than 10 degrees. And do not drive across any
slopes.
o Keep movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could
cause machine to roll over.
o Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers
or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the
machine.
o Do not use on steep slopes.
o Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting a foot on the
ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs,
ditches, or embankments.
The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is
over the edge or the edge
caves in.
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WARNING!
CHILDREN CAN BE INJURED BY
THIS EQUIPMENT. The American Academy of Pediatrics
recommends that children be a minimum of 16 years of age
before operating a riding lawn mower.
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.
o Keep children out of
the mowing area and in
the watchful care of a
responsible adult other than
the operator.
o Be alert and turn machine
off if a child enters the area.
o Before and while backing,
look behind and down for
small children.
o Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe
machine operation. Children who have been given rides
in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for
another ride and be run
over or backed over by the
machine.
o Never allow children to
operate the machine.
o Use extra care when
approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may block your
view of a child.
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.
o Extinguish all cigarettes,
ignition.
o Use only approved
cigars, pipes, and other sources of
gasoline containers.
o Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.
Allow engine to cool before refueling.
o Never fuel the machine indoors.
o Never store the machine
or fuel container where
there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as
on a water heater or other
appliance.
o Before you begin refueling,
minimize the risk of static
electricity by touching a
metal surface.
o Never
fillcontainers
insideavehicle
orona truckortrailer
bedwithplasticliner,Always
placecontainers
onthe
groundawayfromthevehiclewhenfilling,
o Remove
gas-powered
equipment
fromthetruckortrailer
andrefuelitontheground,
Ifthisisnotpossible,
refuel
suchequipment
witha portable
container,
ratherthanfrom
a gasoline
dispenser
nozzle,
o Keepthenozzle
incontactwiththerimofthefueltankor
container
opening
atalltimesuntilfuelingiscomplete,
Do
notusea nozzlelock-open
device,
o Iffuelisspilledonclothing,
change
clothing
immediately,
o Never
overfill
fueltank,Replace
gascapandtighten
securely,
o Donotstarttheengine
nearspilledfuel,
o Never
usegasoline
asa cleaning
agent,
o Ifleaksariseinfuelsystem,
enginemustnotbestarteduntil
problem
hasbeenresolved,
o Checkthefuellevelbefore
eachuseandleavespacefor
thefueltoexpand,
astheheatfromtheengine
andthesun
mayotherwise
causethefueltoexpand
andoverflow,
General
_i_,
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®
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,
®
Make sure that the equipment is in good condition and
that all nuts and bolts, especially those fastening the blade
attachments, are properly tightened and torqued,
®
Ensure that the fuel filler cap is mounted tightly and no
flammable substances are stored in an open vessel,
®
Never work with the starter circuit if there is spilled fuel,
®
Sparking can occur when
working with the battery
and the heavy cables of
the starter circuit, This can
cause battery explosion,
fire or eye injury. Sparking
will not occur after the
grounding cable (normally
negative, black)is removed
from the battery, Disconnect
the grounding cable from the battery first and reconnect it
last,
®
Do not make a bridge short circuit across the starter relay
to run the starter,
®
Be very careful when handling battery acid, Acid on skin
can cause serious corrosive burns, If you spill battery acid
on your skin, rinse immediately with water,
The engine and the exhaust system
become very hot during operation.
There is risk for burns if touched.
Allow engine and exhaust system to cool before refueling.
®
Never operate machine in a
closed area,
®
Keep all nuts and bolts tight
to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition,
Maintain or replace safety
and instruction labels, as
necessary,
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®
Never tamper with safety
devices, Check their proper operation regularly,
®
Do not modify safety equipment, Check regularly to be
sure it works properly, The machine must not be driven
with defective or unmounted protective plates, protective
cowlings, safety switches, or other protective devices,
Do not change the settings of governors and avoid
running the engine with overly high engine speeds, If you
run the engine too fast, you risk damaging the machine
components,
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
buildup, Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuelsoaked debris, Allow machine to cool before storing,
®
If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine,
Repair, if necessary, before restarting,
®
Never make any adjustments
running,
®
Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard
frequently and replace with manufacturer's recommended
parts, when necessary,
or repairs with the engine
The engine must not be started when
the driver's floor plate or any protective plate for the mower
deck's drive belt is removed.
Maintenance
WARNING!
WARNING!
WARNING!
The battery contains lead and lead compounds, chemicals
that are considered to cause cancer, birth defects, and
other reproductive system damage. Wash your hands after
handling the battery.
o Acid in the eyes can cause blindness, contact a doctor
immediately,
,, Be careful when servicing
the battery, Explosive gases
form in the battery. Never
perform maintenance on the
battery when smoking or
near open flames or sparks,
,, The battery can explode
and cause serious injury or
damage,
,, Never use the machine
indoors or in spaces lacking proper ventilation, The exhaust
fumes contain carbon monoxide, an odorless, poisonous,
and lethal gas,
,, Stop to inspect the equipment if you run over or into
anything, If necessary, make repairs before starting,
,, Never make adjustments with the engine running,
o Themachine
istestedandapproved
onlywiththe
equipment
originally
provided
orrecommended
bythe
manufacturer,
Onlyuseapproved
repairpartsforthe
machine,
o Thebladesaresharpandcancausecutsandgashes,
Wraptheblades
oruseprotective
gloveswhenhandling
them,
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CAUTION!
maintenance
Use protective glasses for
work.
Towing
If machine is equipped with a tow hitch, use extreme caution
when towing, Never allow children or others in or on towed
equipment,,
Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing, Travel slowly and allow
extra distance to stop, Do not tow on sloped ground, The
weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and
loss of control,
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for
towed equipment, Do not tow near ditches, canals, and other
hazards,
Spark
o Check the park brake's functionality
service as necessary,
regularly, Adjust and
o The mulch blades should only be used in familiar areas
when higher quality mowing is desired,
o Reduce the risk of fire by removing grass, leaves, and other
debris that may have accumulated on the machine,
o Allow the machine to cool before putting it in storage,
o Regularly clean deck and underside of deck, avoid
spraying engine and electrical components with water,
Arrestor
This mower is equipped with an internal combustion engine
and should not be used on or near any unimproved forested,
bush covered or grassy lands unless the engine's system is
equipped with a spark arrestor meeting applicable local or
state laws (if any),
Federal laws apply on federal lands,
If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator,
A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your
authorized Sears dealer,
Transport
_L,
WARNING!
Use extreme caution when loading the machine into a truck
or trailer using ramps. There is the possibility of serious
injury or death if the machine falls off the ramps.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION The park brake is not
sufficient to lock the machine in place during transport.
Ensure that the machine is well fastened to the transport
vehicle, Always reverse the machine onto the transport
vehicle to avoid tipping it over.
o The machine is heavy and can cause serious crushing
injuries, Be extra cautious when it is loaded on or unloaded
from a vehicle or trailer,
o Use an approved trailer to transport the machine, Activate
the park brake, turn off the fuel supply, and fasten the
machine with approved fastening devices, such as bands,
chains, or straps, when transporting,
o Do not operate this machine on public roadways,
o Check and abide by local traffic regulations before
transporting the machine on any road,
o Do not tow this machine, it may cause damage to the drive
system,
o Do not tow any trailers, etc, with this mower, They may
jackknife or overturn causing damage to the mower and
possibly serious injury to the operator,
o Load the unit onto truck or trailer by driving up ramps
of suitable strength using a slow speed, Do not lift! The
machine is not intended to be lifted by hand,
o
When loading or unloading this machine, do not exceed
the maximum recommended operation angle of 10° ,
,_
WARNING!
Engine exhaust and certain vehicle components contain
or emit chemicals considered to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive system damage. The engine
exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is an odorless,
colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use the machine
in enclosed spaces.
Thisoperator
manual
describes
theCraftsman
ZeroTurnRider,
Theriderisfittedwitha Kohler
four-stroke
overhead
valve
engine,
Transmission
fromtheengine
ismadeviaa belt-driven
hydraulic
pumps,
Usingtheleftandrightsteering
controls,
the
flowisregulated
andthereby
thedirection
andspeed,
Control
Locations
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14
7
8
1, Steering control levers
2,
Park brake
9
10
11
12
8,
Blade switch
9,
Ignition switch
13
3,
Tracking adjustment
10, Throttle
4,
Fuel shut off valve
11, Choke control
5,
Bypass Linkages
12, Service minder
6,
Fueltank
13, Seat adjustment lever
7,
Fuse
14,
Deck lift
Steering
Control
Levers
1
Forward
2
Neutral
Neutral
4
Reverse
The machine's speed and direction are continuously variable
using the two steering controls, The steering controls can
be moved forward or backward about a neutral position,
Furthermore, there is a neutral position, which is locked if the
steering controls are moved outward,
Lock
Park brake
When both controls are in the neutral position (N), the machine
stands still,
By moving both controls an equal amount forward or
backward, the machine moves in a straight line forward or
backward respectively,
For example, to turn right while moving forward, move the right
control towards the neutral position, The rotation of the right
wheel is reduced and the machine turns to the right,
_
WARNING!
The machine can turn very rapidly if one steering control is
moved much further forward than the other.
Zero turn can be achieved by moving one control backward
(behind the neutral position) and carefully moving the other
steering control forward from its neutral position, The rotation
direction when zero turning is determined by which steering
control is moved backward behind the neutral position, If the
left steering control is pulled backward, the machine turns to
the left, Use extra care when using this maneuver,
If the steering controls are in uneven positions when standing
still or do not fit in the slots for moving the controls outward,
they can be adjusted,
The park brake is found on the left of the machine, Push the
release button and pull the lever backward to activate the
brake--push forward to release it,
IMPORTANT INFORMATION The machine must stand
absolutely still when applying the park brake. Always set
the park brake before dismounting. Release the park brake
before moving the mower.
Throttle
Control
The throttle control regulates the engine speed and thereby
the rate of rotation of the blades, assuming the blade switch is
pulled out, see Engaging the Mower Deck,
To increase or decrease the engine speed, the control is
moved forward or back respectively,
ignition
Switch
The ignition switch is placed on the control panel and is used
to start and stop the engine,
Choke
Control
Avoid idling the engine for long periods, as there is a risk
of fouling the spark plugs, USE FULL THROTTLE WHEN
MOWING, for best mower performance and battery charging,
Service
IVlinder
The choke control is used for cold starts to provide the engine
with a richer fuel mixture,
For cold starts on models with separate choke, the control on
should be pulled out, Push the choke in once the engine starts,
Blade Switch
The service minder displays the total operating time with the
blade activated,
The display on the service minder will turn on the oil can icon
after every fifty hours of use and will stay on for two hours or
until the meter is manually reset, To manually reset the timer,
turn the ignition key to the run position and then engage and
disengage the blade switch five times at one second intervals,
To engage the mower deck, pull the knob out; mower blades
are disengaged when the knob is pressed down,
Fuse
Cutting
Height
Lever
0
The 20 amp primary fuse is located on the left hand side of the
machine, It is accessed by tilting the seat forward, The fuse is
a flat pin type used in automobiles,
Seat Adjustment
Lever
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
highest position for transport.
Always raise the deck to the
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To obtain an even cutting
height, it is important that the air pressure in all tires is 15
psi / 103 kPa / 1 bar.
//
/
/
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To set the desired deck cutting height, press the release button
and move the lever forward to the correct cutting height on the
cutting plate, The cutting height range is from 11f_"(38 mm)
to 4" (102 mm) in lf_"(13 mm) increments, The heights are
measured from the ground up to the blade tip with the engine
not running,
Bypass
Linkages
The seat can be adjusted lengthways, When making
adjustments, the lever under the right side of the seat is pulled
up, after which the seat can be moved backward or forward,
Fuel Shut Off Valve
Transaxle bypass linkages must be engaged when pushing or
pulling the mower, The release levers are located on each side
of the rear of the unit below the rear engine plate, See Moving
Machine By Hand in the Operation section,
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The fuel shut off valve is located at the left rear of the seat, The
valve is off when the handle tab is turned perpendicular
fuel line,
to the
WARNING!
Bypass linkages are located close to
the muffler. To prevent burns, the engine should be shut off
and allowed to cool before the bypass linkage levers are
handled.
Fuel Tank
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol, 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 the next season. See Storage for
additional information. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaners in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Tracking
_
WARNINGE Gasoline is highly flammable.
Observe caution and fill the tank outdoors (see the safety
instruction).
_1_
WARNINGE The engine and the exhaust system,
become very hot during operation.
Risk for burns if touched.
Allow engine and exhaust system to cool before refueling.
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WARNINGt
Fill to bottom of filler neck. Do not
overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
Read the safety instructions before refueling, The machine has
one fuel tank, just behind the console, The tank capacity is 3
gallons (11,4 liters),
Regularly check the gas cap gasket for damage and keep the
cap properly tightened,
The engine will run on a minimum of 85-octane unleaded
gasoline (no oil mix), Environmentally adapted alkylate
gasoline can be used, See also Technical Data concerning
ethanol fuel, Methanol fuel is not allowed, Do not use E85
alcohol based fuel, Damage to engine and components
may
OCCUr,
When operating in temperatures below 32 ° R (0 ° C,), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to insure good cold weather
starting,
If the mower is not tracking straight, check the air pressure in
both rear tires, Recommended air pressure is 15 psi (103 kPa /
1 bar) for all tires, Tracking must be checked on a flat and level
concrete or blacktop surface,
Rotating the tracking knob allows fine tuning adjustments so
the machine tracks straight with the steering control levers in
the full forward position,
Rotate the knob counter clockwise (as viewed from the
operation position) to increase the speed on the left lever,
Rotate clockwise to decrease speed,
ReadtheSafety
section and following pages, if you are
unfamiliar with the machine,
Training
Due to unique steering capabilities, zero turn mowers are far
more maneuverable than typical riding mowers,
This section should be reviewed in its entirety prior to
attempting to move the mower under its own power, When
first operating the mower or until becoming comfortable with
controls, use a reduced throttle speed and reduced ground
speed, DO NOT move control levers to the furthest forward or
reverse positions during initial operation,
First time users should become familiar with the mower's
movement on a hard surface, such as concrete or blacktop
PRIOR to attempting to operate on turf, Until the operator
becomes comfortable with the mower controls and zero turning
capability, overly aggressive maneuvers may damage turf,
Before Starting
1,
Read the sections on Safetyand
the machine,
Controls before starting
2,
3,
Perform the daily maintenance before starting (see
Maintenance Schedule in the Maintenance section),
Check that there is sufficient fuel in the fuel tank,
4,
Adjust the seat to the desired position,
5,
Set the deck cutting height by inserting the lift pin into the
desired cut height,
Steering
To move forward
and backward
The direction and speed of the mower's movements are
effected by the movement of the control lever(s) on each side
of mower, The left control lever controls the left wheel, The right
control lever controls the right wheel,
First time users should push the mower (see Manual Transport
in the Operation section) to an open, fiat area without other
people, vehicles or obstacles nearby, To move the unit under
its own power, the operator must sit in the seat and start the
engine (see Before Starting in the Operation section), Adjust
the engine speed to idle, disengage the park brake but do not
engage the blades at this time, Rotate control levers inward,
As long as the control levers have not been moved forward or
backwards, the mower will not move,
Slowly move both control levers forward slightly, This will allow
mower to start moving forward in a straight line. Pull the control
levers back to the neutral position and the mower should stop
moving,
Pull back slightly on control levers, allowing the mower to
move backwards. Push the control levers forward to the neutral
position and mower should stop moving,
To turn to the right
While moving in a forward direction, pull the right lever back
towards the neutral position while maintaining the position of
the left lever, this will slow the rotation of the right wheel and
cause the machine to turn in that direction,
To turn to the left
While moving in a forward direction pull the left lever back
towards the neutral position while maintaining the position of
the right lever, this will slow the rotation of the left wheel and
cause the machine to turn in that direction,
To zero turn
While moving in a forward direction, first pull both control
levers back until the mower stops or slows dramatically,
Then by alternating one lever slightly to the forward position
and the other in the reverse position, complete the turn,
The following conditions must be fulfilled before the engine
can be started:
,, The blade switch must be pressed downward
disengaged position,
into the
,, The park brake must be up into the activated position,
,, Both steering controls must be in the locked (outer) neutral
position,
Starting
the Engine
1,
Sit on the seat,
2,
Raise the mower deck by pushing the release button on
the top of the lifting lever, Pull the lifting lever backward to
the locked (transport) position,
3,
Activate the park brake by pushing the release button in
and pulling the lever fully upwards,
4,
Disengage the mower blades by pressing the blade
switch downwards,
5,
Move the steering controls outward to the locked (outer)
neutral position,
6,
7,
Move the throttle to the middle position_
If the engine is cold, the choke control should be pulled
up to its extent,
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WARNING!
Engine exhaust and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals considered to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive system damage.
The engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is a
odorless, colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use the machine
in enclosed spaces.
8, Pressinandturntheignition
keytothestartposition,
IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
Donotrunthestarter
for
morethan5 seconds
eachtime.Iftheengine does not
start, wait approximately
3, Push
therelease
button
onthecuttingheightleverand
movelevertothepin,release
thebutton,
4,
Move throttle control to full throttle,
5,
Engage the mower deck by pulling up the blade switch,
10 seconds before retrying.
9,
When the engine starts, immediately release the ignition
key back to the run position, Gradually push the choke
control in when the engine has started,
10, Set the engine speed with the throttle, Allow the engine to
run at a moderate speed, approximately mid throttle, for a
short time before use,
1I,
USE FULL THROTTLE WHEN MOWING (no choke),
Running
1,
Release the park brake by pushing the top release button
in and moving the lever downward.
NOTE: The mower is equipped with an operator presence
system. When the engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the park
brake will shut off the engine.
_
WARNING!
Make sure that no one is near mower
when engaging blade switch.
Make sure the work area is free from objects that could be
thrown by the rotating blades.
_,,
WARNING!
Do not drive up or down hills with slopes
greater than 10 degrees. Do not drive across slopes.
2,
Move the steering controls inwards, out of the neutral
position (N),
Stopping
the Engine
1,
Move the throttle to the minimum position (tortoise
symbol),
2,
Move the steering controls outward,
3,
Disengage the mower deck by pressing the blade switch
down,
5,
When the machine is standing still, activate the park brake
by pushing the lever release button and pulling the lever
upward,
If the engine has
least 60 seconds
before stopping,
idling the engine
6,
been worked hard, allow it to idle at
to attain a normal operating temperature
To prevent fouling the spark plugs, avoid
for longer periods,
Turn the ignition key to the stop position, Remove key,
Always remove key when leaving the mower to prevent
unauthorized use,
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Leaving the ignition switch
in any other position than OFF will cause the battery to be
discharged.
Operating
On Hills
Read the Safety Instructions
section,
4,
Raise the mower deck by pressing the release button on
the lever and pulling the lever upward to the transport
position,
Driving
on Slopes in the Safety
o The slowest speed possible should be used before starting
up or down hills,
o Avoid stopping or changing
speed on hills,
o If stopping is absolutely necessary, pull steering controls
into the neutral position and push to the outside of the unit,
Engage the park brake,
o To restart movement, release the park brake,
o Pull the control levers back to the center of the mower and
press forward to regain forward motion,
o Make all turns slowly,
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WARNING!
Never drive the rider on terrain that
slopes more than 10 degrees. Mow slopes up and down,
never side to side. Avoid sudden directional changes.
Mowing
Tips
Weak Battery
o Observe and flag rocks and other fixed objects to avoid
collisions.
If the battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. (See Battery in the Maintenance section.)
o Begin with a high cutting height and reduce it until the
desired mowing result is attained. The average lawn should
be cut to 64 mm during the cool season and over 76 mm
during the hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often after moderate growth. For best cutting
performance, grass over 15 cm in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high, the second to the
desired height.
If jumper cables are used for emergency
procedure:
o The mowing result will be best with a high engine speed
(blades rotate rapidly) and low speed (rider moves slowly).
If the grass is not too long and dense, the driving speed
can be increased without negatively affecting the mowing
result.
Jumper
starting, follow this
Cable Use
1.
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+)
terminal on each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
2.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-)
terminal of the fully charged battery.
3.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good
CHASSIS GROUND on the mower with the discharged
battery, away from the fuel tank and battery.
o The finest lawns are obtained by mowing often. The lawn
becomes more even and the grass clippings more evenly
distributed over the mown area. The total time taken is not
increased as a higher operating speed can be used without
poor mowing results.
o Avoid mowing wet lawns. The mowing result is poorer
because the wheels sink into the soft lawn, clumps build,
and grass clippings fasten under the cowling.
o Hose the mower deck underside with water after each use.
When cleaning, the mower deck shall be raised into the
transport position. Make sure the mower is cooled and the
engine is off.
•
Use compressed air to clean top surface of the deck.
Avoid flooding water on top surface, engine and electrical
components.
o When the mulching kit is used, it is important that the
mowing interval is frequent.
To remove cables_ reverse order
1. Remove BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the
fully charged battery.
Remove RED cable last from both batteries.
2.
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CAUTION!
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive
gases, Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away
from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around
batteries.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The mower is equipped
with a 12-volt negative grounded system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12-volt negative grounded system. Do not
use your mower to start other vehicles.
Moving
Machine
By Hand
When pushing or pulling the mower, engage the EZT bypass
linkages, The EZT bypass linkages are located on the rear of
the frame, below the rear engine guard,
_
WARNING!
Bypass linkages are located close to
the muffler. To prevent burns, the engine should be shut off
and allowed to cool before the bypass linkage levers are
handled.
1, Raise the deck into the highest cutting position,
2, Engage the park brake,
3, Pull the EZT bypass linkages up and out of the keyhole
slots, Release the levers with the head outside the frame
and held in the bypass position,
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4, To reengage the EZT's to drive, reverse the above
procedure,
WARNING!
Make no adjustments without:
•
the engine stopped,
•
the ignition key removed,
•
the park brake activated
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WARNING!
Use extreme caution when loading the
machine into a truck or trailer using ramps. There is the
possibility of serious injury or death if the machine falls off
the ramps.
Load the machine into truck or trailer by driving slowly up the
ramps, DO NOT OFT! The machine is not intended to be lifted
by hand,
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Maintenance
Schedule
The following is a list of maintenance procedures that must
be performed on the machine, For those points not described
in this manual, visit an authorized service workshop, An
annual service carried out by a Craftsman Service Center or
authorized service workshop is recommended to maintain your
machine in the best possible condition and to ensure safe
operation.
Read General Maintenance in the Safety section,
At least
Daily
MAINTENANCE
Before
Check the park brake
o
Check the engine's oil level (every refueling)
[]
Check the safety system
o
Maintenance
After
each
year
25
Check for fuel and oil leakages
Check/clean the engine's cooling air intake
[]
Check the mower deck
o
Check for loose hardware (screws, nuts)
o
Clean under the mower deck
o
Start the engine and blades, listen for unusual sounds
Check for damage
Thoroughly clean around the engine
Clean around belts, belt pulleys
Check the tire pressures
O
Check battery connections
O
Sharpen3//Replace
O
mower blades
Clean the engine's cooling air intake 2_
[]
[]
Clean the foam air cleaner prefilter 2_
[]
[]
Clean the paper air cleaner filter cartridge 2>
[]
Check/adjust
the park brake
Inspect muffler/spark
arrestor
1) First change after 8-10 hours. When operating with a heavy load
or at high ambient temperatures, replace every 50 hours.
2) In dusty conditions, cleaning and replacement are required more
often.
3) Performed by authorized service workshop.
•
= Described
in this manual
•
= Not described
[]
= Refer to the engine manufacturer's
in this manual
manual
interval
once
50
300
Atleast
DaUy
MAINTENANCE
Check/adjust
Before
Maintenance interval
in hours
once
After
each
year
25
50
throttle cable
100
300
[]
Check the condition of belts, belt pulleys
•
Change the engine oil 1)
[]
Replace the engine oil filter
[]
[]
Clean/replace
[]
[]
Replace the fuel filter
•
•
Replace paper air filter 2>
[]
[]
Check the caster wheels (every 200 hours)
•
•
Replace the air cleaner's foam pre-filter 2)
[]
Check/adjust
•
•
•
•
•
•
the spark plugs
the mower deck
Check the engine valve clearance
3/
Perform the 300-hour service 3_
1) First change
[]
after 8-10 hours. When operating with a heavy load
or at high ambient temperatures,
2) In dusty conditions,
often.
3) Performed
•
replace every 50 hours.
cleaning and replacement
by authorized
are required more
•
= Described in this manual
= Not described
[]
= Refer to the engine manufacturer's
WARNING!
Before performing any service or
adjustment checklist
•
•
•
service workshop.
•
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in this manual
•
manual
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Engage the park brake.
Place the Blade-switch in the disengaged position.
Turn the ignition switch to OFF position and remove
the key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have
completely stopped.
WARNING!
Escaping hydraulic oil under pressure can have sufficient
force to penetrate the skin, causing serious injury. If injured
by escaping fluid, see a doctor at once. Serious infection
or reaction can develop if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
Battery
Your mower is equipped with a maintenance free battery and
does not need servicing. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive type battery charger will extend its
life.
STANDARD
STATE
BATTERY
OF
APPROXIMATE
BATTERY CHARGING TIME*
TO FULL CHARGE AT 80°F / 27°0
Maximum
Rate at:
CHARGE
50Amps
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20Amps
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12.4V
75%
20 rain.
35 rain.
48 rain.
90 rain.
o Keep battery bolts tight.
12.2V
50%
45 rain.
75 rain.
95 rain.
180 rain.
o See chart for charging
12.0V
25%
65 rain.
115 rain.
145 rain.
280 rain.
11.8V
0%
85 rain.
150 rain.
195 rain.
370 rain.
condition,
[_
CAUTION!
time depends
age, temperature
on battery
and efficiency
CHARGE
10Amps
o Keep battery and terminals clean.
*Charging
FULL
I
100%
times.
-
30Amps
12.6V
-
capacity,
of charger
Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
Cleaning
battery and terminals
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the
battery to lose power.
9.
10. Replace terminal boot cover.
11. Lower seat
1.
Open the terminal access doors.
2.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first, then the RED
battery cable and remove the battery from the machine.
3.
4.
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until shiny.
5.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6.
Reinstall battery.
Replacing battery
I.
Lift seat and rotate forward.
Using two if/, wrenches disconnect
then RED battery cable.
3.
4.
Position deck to lowest setting.
Front underside of frame, remove the nuts that secure the
battery hold-down.
WARNING!
Do not short battery terminals by
allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both
terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.
BLACK battery cable
5.
Carefully remove the battery from the mower.
6.
Install new battery with terminals in the same position as
the old battery.
Reinstall battery hold-down and secure with nuts removed
in Step 4.
8.
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Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparks
from accidental grounding.
2.
7.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery
terminal with remaining hex bolt and hex nut
Reconnect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with bolt and hex nut.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Do not attempt to open
or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
Always use two wrenches for the terminal screws.
Safety System
Park Brake
The machine is equipped with a safety system that prevents
starting or driving under the following conditions,
Visually check that no damage is found on the lever, cables,
or switch belonging to the park brake, Perform a standstill test
and check that there is sufficient braking action,
The engine can only be started when:
1,
The mower deck is disengaged,
2,
The steering controls are in the outer, locked neutral
position,
3,
The park brake is on,
To adjust the park brake, contact a Craftsman Service Center
or authorized service workshop,
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IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
The machine must be
absolutely standing still when applying the park brake.
Make daily inspections to ensure that the safety system works
by attempting to start the engine when one of the conditions is
not met, Change the conditions and try again,
If the machine starts when one of these conditions is not met,
turn the machine off and repair the safety system before using
the machine again,
Make sure the engine stops when the park brake is not
engaged and the operator leaves the seated position,
Check that the engine stops if the mower blades are engaged
and the driver temporarily moves off the drivers seat,
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WARNING!
Faulty adjustment will result in reduced
braking ability and can cause an accident.
Tire Pressures
All tires should be at 15 psi/103
kPa/1
bar,
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In order to be able to drive,
the driver must sit in the seat and release the park brake
before the steering controls can be moved into the neutral
position, otherwise the engine will stop.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
DO NOT add any type of
tire liner or foam fill material to the tires. Excessive loads
created by foam filled tires will cause premature failures.
Only use O.E.M. specified tires.
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Caster
Wheels
V-belts
Check every 200 hours. Check that wheels rotate freely. If
wheels do not rotate freely take the unit to your dealer for
service.
Foam filled tires or solid tires will void the warranty.
Removal and installation
Remove nut and caster bolt. Pull the wheel out of the yoke and
take care of the spacers. Install in reverse order. Tighten caster
bolt.
Anti-scalp
Check every 100 hours of operation. Check for severe
cracking and large nicks.
NOTE: The belt will show some small cracks in normal
operation.
The belts are not adjustable.
from wear.
Replace belts if they begin to slip
Deck Belt Removal
1.
Park on a level surface. Apply park brake.
2.
3.
Lower the deck into the lowest cutting position.
Remove bolts from belt shields and remove shields.
4.
Remove any dirt or grass that may have accumulated
around the cutter housings and entire deck surface.
5.
Loosen the nut securing the belt guide. Note the position
of the belt guide for reinstallation.
6.
Push inward on the idler arm to release the tension on the
belt.
Rollers
Anti-scalp rollers are properly adjusted
slightly off of the ground when the deck
cutting height in the operating position.
keep the deck in the proper position to
in most terrain conditions.
when they are just
is at the desired
Anti-scalp rollers then
help prevent scalping
Anti-scalp rollers can be set in four positions. The rollers
should be approximately 6,5 mm from ground. Do not adjust
the rollers to support the deck.
7.
Carefully slip the belt over the top of the cutter housing
pulleys and remove belt from the deck.
Deck Belt Installation
NOTE: For ease in installing the deck belt, refer to the
routing decal on the top of the deck.
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1.
Wrap the deck belt around the electric clutch pulley that is
located on the engine shaft.
2.
Route the belt forward and up onto the deck.
3.
Place belt around spring loaded idler pulley.
4.
Wrap the belt around the stationary idler pulley and
around the mandrel housings.
5.
Push inward on the idler arm and carefully route belt over
stationary idler pulley. Once the belt is properly routed,
slowly release the idler arm to tension belt.
6.
Double check belt routing to make sure it matches the
decal affixed to the deck, and the belt does not have any
twist. Correct if needed.
7.
Tighten the belt guide and replace belt shields on both
mandrel housings and secure with fasteners.
NOTE: The belt guide should be perpendicular to the belt
when installation is complete.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Adjust anti-scalp rollers with
the mower on a flat level surface.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION To avoid deck damage, the
anti-scalp rollers must not be adjusted to support the deck.
Adjusting
the Mower Deck
4,
Turn either blade to align with the deck front-to-rear, If the
front blade tip does not measure 1/8"to if/, higher in the
rear, follow the front adjustment instructions that follow,
5,
With a 5/s or adjustable wrench, turn the nuts on the front
suspension linkage, Clockwise raises the front of the
mower, counterclockwise
will lower the front. Adjust nuts
until rear of mower deck is positioned level to 1/s"higher in
the rear than the side_to_side measurement,
Leveling deck
Adjust the deck while the mower is on a level surface,
Make sure the tires are inflated to the correct pressure, See
Technical Data / Transmission, If tires are under or over
inflated, the deck cannot be properly adjusted, Raise the deck
to the highest (transport) position,
The deck should be adjusted slightly higher in the rear,
NOTE: To insure accuracy of leveling procedure, mower deck
drive belt must be installed prior to leveling deck.
1,
Wear heavy gloves, Turn each blade tip to align side to
side,
NOTE: This will place the mower deck in a standard
measurement position. Depending on the type of grass
being mowed or environmental conditions, additional
adjustments may be required to achieve the desired cut.
2,
Measure from the floor surface up to the bottom of the
blade tip on the discharge side of the mower deck,
Record this measurement,
3,
Move to the opposite side, check that the measurement
is the same, If adjustment is required-----with a 3/4,,or
adjustable wrench, turn the lift link adjustment nuts on
either side counter clockwise to lower or clockwise to
raise, Adjust until both side-to-side measurements are
equal,
Cutting
Blades
Cleaning
For the best mowing results, it is important that blades are well
sharpened and not damaged,
Replace blades that have been bent or cracked when hitting
obstacles,
Let the service workshop decide whether a blade with large
nicks can be repaired/ground or must be replaced, Balance
the blades after sharpening,
Check the blade mounts,
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CAUTION!
Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap blades with
a heavy cloth when handling.
Regular cleaning, especially under the mower deck, will
increase the machine's life-span, Make it a habit to clean the
machine directly after use (after it is cooled), before the debris
sticks,
Do not spray water on the top of the mower deck, Use
compressed air to clean the top side of mower deck, Regularly
clean the underside of the deck with normal water pressure,
Do not use a high pressure washer or steam cleaner, Avoid
spraying engine and electrical components with water,
For models fitted with a cleanout port, attach the quick connect
(from the accessory packet) to any garden hose, After mowing,
snap the hose to the cleanout port and turn on water supply,
The sharpening of blades should be carried out
by a Craftsman Service Center or authorized
service workshop.
Blade replacement
1,
2,
Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise,
Install new or resharpened blade with stamped GRASS
SIDE facing towards ground/grass (down) or THIS SIDE
UP facing deck and cutter housing,
3,
Seat the blade's opening firmly onto the cutter housing,
4,
Tighten blade bolt securely,
5,
Torque blade bolt to 45-60 ft/Ibs (60-81 Nm),
Restart the mower and engage the blades to use the spinning
action to wash away debris, Make sure the hose is away from
the mower blades,
Do not rinse hot surfaces with cold water, Let unit cool before
washing,
_
CAUTION!
Use protective glasses when cleaning
and washing.
Z
Z
Hardware
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Special blade bolt is heat
treated. Replace with an original replacement bolt if
required. Do not use lower grade hardware than specified.
Check daily, Inspect the entire machine for loose or missing
hardware,
12/I211/52
1/365
25h
50h
100h
200h 300h
Engine
Oil Change
NOTE: Change the engine oil when the engine is warm. Refer
to the engine owner's manual for the correct replacement oil
and filter change recommendations.
12/12 Every year
1,
2,
Park on a level surface, Apply parking brake,
Clean the dirt and debris from the area around the oil fill
cap,
3,
Remove the cap/dipstick,
4,
Locate the drain hose at the left rear of the engine near
the bypass linkage,
Lubricate with
grease gun
1/52 Every Week
Filter change
1/365 Every day
Oil change
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Level check
General
Remove the ignition key to prevent unintentional movements
during lubrication,
When lubricating with an oil can, it must be filled with engine
oil,
When lubricating with grease, unless otherwise stated, use a
high grade molybdenum disulphide grease,
For daily use, the machine should be lubricated twice weekly,
Wipe away excess grease after lubrication,
It is important to avoid getting lubricant on the belts or the
drive surfaces on the belt pulleys, Should this happen, attempt
to clean them with spirits, If the belt continues to slip after
cleaning, it must be replaced, Gasoline or other petroleum
products must not be used to clean belts,
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use minimal lubrication
and remove excess lubricant so that is does not come into
contact with belts or belt pulley drive surfaces.
Transmission
The transmission is maintenance free with no need for level
checks or oil changes, If a leak occurs, replace the unit or
contact a Craftsman Service Center or authorized service
workshop,
5,
Place an adequately sized container under the end of the
drain hose and remove the oil drain plug,
6,
Allow the oil to fully drain from the engine,
7,
8,
Replace the drain hose plug and tighten securely,
Fill the engine with new oil to the bottom of the fill tube
threads, Check the level with the dipstick,
Replace the oil fill cap securely when the oil level is FULL,
9,
10, Refer to the Service Journal for oil checking
intervals and change recommendations,
_
WARNING!
and changing
The engine drain plug is located close to
the muffler, To prevent burns, the engine should be shut off
and allowed to cool slightly so the engine is still warm but
the surrounding surfaces and oil are not.
Wheel
and Deck Zerks
Use only good quality bearing grease,
Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical
companies, etc,) usually maintains a good quality,
Front Wheel Mount
Lubricate 3-4 strokes with a grease gun on each set of wheel
bearings,
Front Wheel Bearings
Lubricate 3-4 strokes with a grease gun on each set of wheel
bearings,
Deck Spindles
Lower the cutting deck completely,
Lubricate with a grease gun through the access openings in
the belt shields, 2-3 strokes per spindle,
Problem / Cause
Engine will not start
Engine
overheats
Blade switch is engaged
Clogged air intake or cooling fins
Steering controls are not locked in the neutral position
Engine overloaded
Park brake is not activated
Poor ventilation around engine
Battery is dead
Defective engine speed regulator
Contamination
in the carburetor or fuel line
Fuel supply is closed or the shutoff valve for the fuel tank
is in the wrong position
Clogged fuel filter or fuel line
Ignition system faulty
Starter does not turn the engine over
Battery is dead
Poor contact of the battery terminal cable connections
Blown fuse
Contamination
in the carburetor or fuel line,
Fouled spark plugs
Battery
not charging
Poor contact of the battery terminal cable connections
Charging lead is disconnected
Machine
moves
slowly,
unevenly,
or not at all
Park brake on
Bypass valve on pump open
Fault in the starter safety circuit, See Safety System in
the Maintenance Section
Engine
Too little or no oil in the engine
runs rough
Faulty carburetor
Choke control is pulled out with a warm engine
Clogged fuel filter or jet
Drive belt for the transmission
Air trapped
Mower
slack or has come off
in hydraulic system
deck not engaging
Drive belt for the mower deck has come loose
Contact for the electromagnetic
coupling
has loosened
Clogged ventilation valve on the fuel cap
Blade switch is faulty or has come loose from cable
contact
Fuel tank nearly empty
Blown fuse
Fouled spark plugs
Rich fuel mixture or fuel-air mixture,
Wrong fuel type
Transaxle
leaks oil
Damaged seals, housing, or gaskets
Air trapped
in hydraulic system
Water in fuel
Uneven
Clogged air filter
Engine
seems
weak
Clogged air filter
Fouled spark plugs
Carburetor incorrectly adjusted
Air trapped in hydraulic system
Machine
vibrates
Blades are loose
Blades are incorrectly balanced
Engine is loose
mowing
results
Different air pressure in tires on the left and right sides,
Bent blades
Suspending
for the mower deck is uneven
Blades are dull
Driving speed too high
Grass is too long
Grass collected
under the mower deck
Winter
To ready the machine for storage:
Storage
The machine should be readied for storage at the end of the
mowing season or if it will not be in use for more than 30 days,
Fuel allowed to stand for long periods of time (30 days or
more) can leave sticky residues that can plug the carburetor
and disrupt engine function,
1,
Thoroughly clean the machine, especially under the
mower deck, Touch up damage to the paint and spray
a thin layer of oil on the underside of the mower deck to
avoid corrosion,
2,
Fuel stabilizers are an acceptable option as regards to the
sticky residues that can occur during storage,
3,
Inspect the machine for worn or damaged parts and
tighten any nuts or screws that may have become loose,
Change the engine oil; dispose of properly,
Add stabilizer to the fuel in the tank or in the storage container,
Always use the mixing ratios specified by the manufacturer
of the stabilizer. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes after
adding the stabilizer so that it reaches the carburetor, Do not
empty the fuel tank and the carburetor if you have added
stabilizer,
,_
WARNING!
Never store an engine with fuel in the
tank indoors or in poorly ventilated spaces where fuel vapor
can come in contact with open flames, sparks, or a pilot
light such as in a boiler, hot water tank, clothes dryer, etc.
Handle the fuel with care. It is very flammable and can
cause serious personal injury and property damage. Drain
the fuel into an approved container outdoors and store far
away from open flame or sources of ignition. Never use
gasoline for cleaning. Use a degreaser and warm water
instead.
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4,
Empty the fuel tanks or add a fuel stabilizer, Start the
engine and allow it to run until the carburetor is drained of
fuel or the stabilizer has reached the carburetor,
5,
Remove the spark plug and pour about a tablespoon of
engine oil into the cylinder, Turn over the engine so that
the oil is evenly distributed and then refit the spark plug,
6,
7,
Lubricate all grease zerks, joints, and axles,
Remove the battery, Clean, charge, and store the battery
in a cool place, but protect it from direct cold,
8,
Store the machine in a clean, dry place and cover it for
extra protection,
Service
When ordering spare parts, please specify the purchase year,
model, type, and serial number,
Always use genuine Craftsman spare parts,
An annual check-up at a Craftsman Service Center or
authorized service workshop is a good way to ensure that your
machine performs its best the following season,
NOTES:
1. SEAT
2. BRAKE
UNOCCUPIED
SWITCH
IN OFF
POSITION
3. MOTION
CONTROL
LEVERS
4. PTO IN OFF POSITION
OUT
SOLENOID
YEL
GRN
YEL
RED/BLK
OUTLET
ENGINE
GROUND
KEY SWITCH
POSITIONS
POSITION
1 - OFF
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Engine
Frame
Manufacturer
Kohler
Cutting Width
46" / 117 cm
Type
KT725
Cutting Height
1,5" - 4"/3,8
Power
22 hp 1)
Uncut Circle
0
Lubrication
Pressure with oil filter
Number of Blades
2
Fuel
Min 87 octane unleaded (Max
ethanol 10%, Max MTBE 15%)
Blade Length
15" / 38 cm
Fuel tank capacity
3 gallons / 11,4 liters
Gauge Wheels
3
Cooling
Air cooled
Sprung Seat
Standard
Air filter
Standard
Hinged Arm Rests
Optional
Alternator
12V
Service Minder
Standard
Starter
Electric
Blade Engagement
Electromagnetic
Deck Construction
Stamped
2,4 acres/h / 9,712 m2/h
Transmission
- 10,2 cm
Transmission
Hydrostatic transaxles
Productivity
Steering control
Dual levers, foam gripped
Dimensions
Speed forward
0-6,5 mph /0-10,5
Weight
580 Ibs/263
Speed reverse
0-3,5 mph /0-5,6 km/h
Base Machine Length
75"/191
cm
Brakes
Mechanical
Base Machine Height
40"/102
cm
Front caster tires
11 x 4 - 5
Base Machine Width
41,5" / 106 cm
Rear tires, turf pneumatic
18 x 8,5-8
Overall Width, Chute Up
48"/122
Tire pressure
15 PSi / 103 kPa / 1 bar
Overall Width, Chute Down
56" / 142 cm
1) The power rating as declared by the
engine manufacturer is the average gross
power output at the specified RPM of a
typical production engine for the engine
model measured using SAE Standards for
engine gross power. Refer to the engine
manufacturer engine specifications.
km/h
park brake
cm
kg
clutch
Torque
Engine crankshaft
Specifications
75 ft/Ib (100 Nm)
75 ft/Ib (100 Nm)
Standard 1A"fasteners
9 ft/Ib (12 Nm)
Standard 5/16"fasteners
18 ft/Ib (25 Nm)
75 ft/Ib (100 Nm)
Standard s/d' fasteners
33 ft/Ib (44 Nm)
60 ft/Ib (81 Nm)
Standard 7/16"fasteners
52 ft/Ib (70 Nm)
Standard lf_" fasteners
80 ft/Ib (110 Nm)
bolt
Deck pulley bolts
Lug nuts
Blade bolt
Accessories
Collection system
HEX HEAD CAP SCREWS
The torque values shown should be used as a general guideline when specific torque values are not given.
U.S. Standard Hardware
Grade
SAE Grade 5
SAE Grade 8
Flangelock Screw
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Action
Date,mtrreading,
stamp,
sign
Delivery Service
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
Charge the battery
Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 15 PSi (1 bar)
Mount the steering controls in the normal position
Connect the contact box to the cable for the seat's safety switch
Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine
Adjust the position of the steering controls
Fill with fuel and open the fuel shut off valve
Start the engine
Check that there is drive to both wheels
Check the mower deck adjustment
Check:
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
The safety switch for the park brake
The safety switch for the mower deck
The safety switch in the seat
The safety switch in the steering controls
Park brake functionality
Driving forward
Driving backward
Engaging the blades
Check the idle speed
Check the engine high idle speed
Inform the customer about:
Need and advantages
of following the service schedule
Need and advantages
of leaving machine for service every 300 hours
Effects of service and maintaining
Application
a service journal on machine's resale value
areas for mulching
Fill in the sales papers, etc,
Delivery service has
been carried out
No remaining notes
Certified:
D
D
D
D
Action
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
After the First 10 Hours
D
Change engine oil
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
25-Hour
Service
Check the fuel pump's air filter
Sharpen/Replace
mower blades if required
Check the tire pressures
Check battery with cables
Lubricate according
to lubrication chart
Check/clean the engine's cooling air intake
Clean the air cleaner's foam pre-filter
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
50-Hour
Service
Perform the 25-hour service
D
Clean/replace the air cleaner's paper filter cartridge
(shorter intervals for dusty operating conditions)
D
Change engine oil
D
D
D
Lubricate according
Check/adjust
to lubrication chart
the park brake
Action
100-Hour
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
Service
Perform the 25-hour service
Perform the 50-hour service
Change the engine oil filter
Clean/replace
the spark plugs
Replace the fuel filter
Check V-belts
Check tighten caster wheel axle bolts (every 200 hours)
Change the air filter's paper cartridge
Change hydraulic pump oil and filter, (200 hours)
Action
300-Hour
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
Service
Perform the 25-hour service
Perform the 50-hour service
Perform the 100-hour service
Check/adjust
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
the mower deck
Clean the combustion
chamber and grind the valve seats
Check the engine valve clearance
Replace the air cleaner's foam pre_filter
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
Action
Date,mtrreading,
stamp,
sign
At Least Once
Each Year
Clean the engine's cooling air intake (25 hours)
Replace the air cleaner's foam pre-filter (300 hours)
Replace the air filter's paper cartridge
Change the engine oil (50 hours)
Replace the engine oil filter (100 hours)
Check/adjust
the cutting height
Check/adjust
the park brake (50 hours)
Clean/Change
the spark plugs (100 hours)
Change the fuel filter (100 hours)
Check the engine valve clearance
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
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