Craftsman 917.270930 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
JCRAFTSMAN"
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20.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE1
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270930
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our craftsman wabsite: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ................................................
Safety Rules ..........................................
Product Specifications
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Assembly ...............................................
Operation ............................................
Maintenance Schedule ..... i .................
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Maintenance .......................................
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Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ...............................................
27
Troubleshooting
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28
Repair Parts ........................................
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Parts Ordering ....................... Back Cover
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10
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ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service C_enter. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
2
Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the
following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage ot 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.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenty turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
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• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
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• Be sure the area is clear of other people
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before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
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• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
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necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
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• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
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responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
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• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
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Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
Do notturn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
_l, Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_,CAUTION:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
ACAUTION"
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.
_,WARNING:
The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
3.5 GALLONS
CAPACITY
UNLEADED
AND TYPE:
REGULAR
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact your
nearest authorized service center/
department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store
for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
OILTYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
OIL CAPACITY:
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
VALVE
CLEARANCE:
CHAMPION RJ19LM
OR J19LM
INTAKE:
.004"-.006"
EXHAUST: .007"-.009"
GROUND SPEED
(MPH):
FORWARD:
1sT
2N°
3R°
4 TM
5 TM
6 TM
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY;
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
AWARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest authorized service center/
department (See REPAIR PARTS section
of this manual).
14 PSI
10 PSI
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 end
performance.
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Steering Wheel
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(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
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5/16-18
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
Steering Wheel
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Steering
Boot
Adapter
Steering
Extension
Shaft
C
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
Knob
Keys
Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center of
steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Pliers
(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).
Insert
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TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
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CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
Stee_teer_i
3/8 Hex Bolt
3/8 Lockwasher
Large Flat
sher
Wheel
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
EXTENSION
SHAFTAND
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes in
extension and lower shafts and install 5/
16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten
securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CONNECT BATTERY
Lift hood to raised position.
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).
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Label
INSTALL
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from the
cardboard packing. Remove the
carboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and fiat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position is
reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely.
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder
Bolt
Adjustment
Knob
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment tiff lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL
_t Washer
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
ACAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
Deflector
Shield _
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.
t/CHECKLIST
Mulcher
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISCHARGING
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual, Verify that the belts
are muted correctly.
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction from
this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
J No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check
mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
/ Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATFERY
ENGINE
ON
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
CAUTION OR
WARNING
ENGINE
OFF
CHOKE
REVERSE
supplied with the product.
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
OIL PRESSURE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
KEEP AREA CLEAR
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL
OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
AND SAFETY
RULES BEFORE
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
Light
Switch
Choke Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
O
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL:
Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL:
Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with bn operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Choke Control
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle
Control
"Disengaged"
Parking Brake
]ed"
Position
Clutch/Brake
Position
Gearshift
Lever
"Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
DRIVE -
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_I, CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired posi-'
tion.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
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TO ADJUST MOWER
HEIGHT
TO OPERATE
CUTTING
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 ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower tO desired cutting height
(See =TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this
manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropri°
ate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer,
and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel
_,
Bracket
3/8-16 Locknut
3/8 Washer
Shoulder
Gauge Wheel
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MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
_,CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch
Attachment Lift Lever
Lever "Engaged"
High Position
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
TO OPERATE
Low
Position
ON HILLS
ACAUTION"
Do not drive up or down hills
with slopes greater than 15° and do not
drive across any slope. A slope guide at
the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills,
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake
position and engage parking brake,
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
ADD GASOLINE
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 1
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide depos
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temper
tures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure goo,
cold weather starting.
_I=WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engi
and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel nex
season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_;_,CAUTION" Fill
to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or us
gasoline near an open flame.
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACH M ENTS
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
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt. For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to =START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, pull the choke control out
and retry.
COLD WEATHER
BELOW)
STARTING
(50 ° FAND
• When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the
engine to accept small changes in
speed and load, until the choke control
is fully in. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
This may require an engine warm-up
period from several seconds to several
minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can be used during the
engine warm-up period and may require
the choke control be pulled out slightly.
NOTE: 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.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F AND
ABOVE)
• When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. If the engine starts to run
roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making left
hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• 13o 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 the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance, keel:
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly t(
provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best
recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third ot the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max
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+
+
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
_
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Y _
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_'_
SERVICE DATES
Check Tire PreSSure
T
Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
V#
R
Check for Loose Fasteners
if
T
cA
0
R
I_1
I_
: Lubrication Chart
V*
Shat_oerdRep_ace
Check
Battery Level
Mower Blades
i4
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle Cooling
I1_
Adjust Blade Bolt(s) Tension
VIs
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Check Engine Oil Level
If
Change EngineOil
E
a
Clean Air Filter
G
Inspect
E
1_1.2.3
I_
Clean Air Screen
Muffler/Spark
Attester
I_
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
_
Clean Engine Cooling
V#2
Fins
Replace Spark Plug
_
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
! 1_2
I
Replace Fuel Filter
t/
1 - Change more often when operating uPAer a IleaW load c_ in h_ghamblant temperatures,
2 ° Sewlce more often when operating in dirty or dusty cond#ion=,
S - If equipped wit h &djustabla system,
6 ° Not required If equipped with mainlenance-free
3 ° If equ_ped wIfh oll filter, change o_1every 50 hours,
4 - Replace b_des more often when mowing In undy =oil,
7 - Tighten front axte pivot bo_tto 35 S-Ibs, maximum
Do not ovefllgMen,
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear. A
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
batteP/
LUBRICATION CHART
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
•
•
•
•
I_
- Spindle (_
Zerk
Zerk
(_) Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
_) Engine
I
"-,
T-"
Gearshift
.... _
_---"
Pivots
O SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
General Purpose Grease
_) Refer to Maintenance =ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" ih the Service and
Adjustments section of 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.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described
below, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp, Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole isn blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
fiat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Trailing
Mandrel Assembly
UPBlade Center
Hole
Flat Washer
Lock
_Star
"---Hex
Bolt (Grade 8)'
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by
six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
blade, but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while it is on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer).
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
J/
/_"
5/8" Bolt _
orPin __.__/F"
Center Hole
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Blade
'_ _-_
BATTERY
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
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum
jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace if
necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°F. Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading.
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
Oil Drain-....._ _"_
ENGINE
Plug
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
_o •
*20°
TEMPERATURE
-lo"
0*
RANGE ANTICIPATED
to"
BEFORE
ENGINE OIL
Air Screen
f_
_
Oil Fil_Cap/Dipstiok _
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
20°
_o°
NEXT OIL CHANGE
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ENGINE COOLING
FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Knob
_over
__
Cartridge
Plate
Wing Nut _
Top Air Gui_,,
Engine Cooling
Fins
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
"**
q
Ige
Air Guide
Cover
(Both
Air Scre_
Sides)
MUFFLER
A
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
•
•
•
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
• Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat
surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are shown
in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carbureto r.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp
_
o
20
Clamp
Filter
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
_,CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Tum ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place w_re where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring onto square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, a.nd lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Square Hole
Pulley
Clutch
Retainer
Anti-Swa'
Collar
(Both Sides)
HousingGuide
Large
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated,
you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom Edge
of Mower to _
Ground \ I
Mandrel
_1077
_
Bottom Edge
_
_-_of Mower to
i_,,=_==========i_l IGround
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Suspension
Arm
Nut "F"
Trunnion
Lift Link Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so that
the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake,
BELT REMOVAL• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
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BELTINSTALLATION-
TO REPLACE
• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around engine
pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Mandrel
Pulley
Idler Pulleys
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TO ADJUST
With Parking Brake
"Engaged"
DRIVE BELT
Engine
Pulley
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage
parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
MOTION
Clutching
Idler
J
Stationary
Idler
7
Transaxle
Pulley
i
Y
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TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
• Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
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Gearshift
Lever
Neutral
Lock Gate
STEERING
WHEEL
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
•instructions in the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT
WHEEL
ENGINE
WITH
TOE-IN/CAMBER
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
TO REMOVE CABLES,
ORDER -
REVERSE
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive" (+)
"Negative" (-)
Washers
Retaining
Ring
Panel Bolt
L.H.
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Axle Cover
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A WEAK
•.CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor Is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system•
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Adjustment
Bolt
:
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
TO START
BATTERY
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Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
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REPLACING
TO REPLACE
BATTERY
_CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully remove
battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely.
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
Keps
Terminal -_-,-,:_.;._
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Access .." ....
Positive
Cable
Terminal
Guard
Negative
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedures.
Headlight
_
Wire Connector
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ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed-as
follows:
° With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter cimle. Tighten
cable clamp screw securely.
AND RELAYS
Claml_
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poody, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
Quarter
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TO ADJUST
CHOKE
CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
• Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
Choke Close_
Casing
Screw
TO ADJUST
Choke Lever
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary.
However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.
Turning the mixture screw out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if screw
is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SEI-I-ING
FINAL SETTING
-
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine begins
to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn
screw to a point midway between those
two positions.
• Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM.
Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION
TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department, which has
proper equipment and experience to make
any necessary adjustments.
ldle Speed
crew
Idle Mixture
Screw
ThrottleLever
-
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke are
adjusted properly (see above).
• With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise)
1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
Idle Speed
Screw __
Throttle
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crew
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.
_I_kCAUTION" Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. This will allow you to clean it
thoroughly. Remove all dirt, grease,
leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cable§ 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.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine while
in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container. Always follow the mix ratio found
on stabilizer container. Run engine at least
10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow
the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if
using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position for
a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts to
rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will
cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe, which allows condensation to form and cause your tractor to
rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Willnotstart
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not"CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
CORRECTION
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
• Replace spark plug.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service center.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
Engine will not turn
over
• Clutch/Drake pedal not depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Engine clicks but
will not start
• Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery terminals.
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Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline,
• Check all wiring.
• See 'q'o Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service center.
• Depress clutch/Drake pedal.
• Disengage attachment
clutch.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Replace fuse.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace
ignition
switch.
• Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service center.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Clean battery terminals.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
(cont'd)
i • Loose or damaged wiring.
_• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Cutting too much grass/
too fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
• Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
• Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
Loss of power
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Water in fuel.
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/
fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
I ° Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of adjustment.
Excessive vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged part(s).
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace air filter.
* Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and 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 an authorized service center.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run when operator leaves seat with
attachment clutch
engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center.
Poor cut - uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Poor cut - uneven
(cont'd)
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Mower blades will
not rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
• Remove obstruction.
• Replace
mower drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Replace
• Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
Poor grass discharge
• Engine speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
• Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
I" 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.
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
• Switch is "OFF".
• Bulb(s) burned out.
• Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
•
•
•
•
•
Battery will not
charge
• Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
Faulty alternator.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine "OFF"
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
3O
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Replace alternator.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
SCHEMATIC
BA'I-rERY
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FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
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SWITCH
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(NOT OCCUPIED)
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CHARGING
SYSTEM
OUTPUT
3 ,l_lP OC @ 3600 RPM
FUEL SI'/U-T-OEF SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
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(CHARGING
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NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED
TO THE
BATFERY, 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.
IGNITION
F,
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
RUN/LIGHT B+A1
NONE
A2+L
RUN
START
HEADLIGHTS
B+A1
E}+ S + A1
NONE
NONE
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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TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.270930
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
PART
NO.
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
166180
73510400
145491
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
17490508
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Push-tn
Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
BoltBIk. FinHex 1/4-20Uncx1/2
Cover Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdro15/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.270930
28
58
12
53
55
208
208
57
207
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KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
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169830
2
169061
3
17060612
5
155272
9
166337X013
10 STD533710
11 155927
12 145660
13 172107X010
17 144983X558
18 12693BX
20 156437
23 124028X
25 19131312
26 STD541437
28 156725X558
29 155217X599
30 164918X558
31 139976
37 17490508
38 169834
51 73800400
52 19091416
53 145201
54 161464
55 145202
57 STD522507
58 140547
60 STD533707
64 154798
74 STD541437
114 158112
115 17060620
142 165867
143 154966
144154207
145 156524
206 170165
207 17670508
208 17670608
211 145212
212 165919
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Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Gdl{e P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/6-16 Un¢
Grille/Lens Asm
Lens, Gdlle
FendiFtrest
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickofl LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff RH
Bolt, F{n Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Air Duct P/L B&S
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crewnlock 3/8-16 UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TI"
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Nut Hexflange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button
NOTE:
,_11component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
given in U. S.
TRACTOR
GROUND
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270930
DRIVE
57
116
150
• 48
151
51
25
53
96
._
26
•
26
36
27
I HP,_ IUH -- MUUI¢L
GROUND
NUMHp..H
917.270930
DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
........
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
155866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
STD523727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
169691
17060612
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerless 206-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/16-18x3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shi_ Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
NutLockHxWlIns5/16-18Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1 Gr 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Drv SU
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrown Lock3/8-16 UNC
NutCrown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
62 8883R
63 140186
64 71170764
65 STD551143
66 154778
70 134683
72 19132012
74 137057
75 121749X
76 STD581075
77 123583X
78 121745X
79 ST0580025
80 145090
81 165592
82 165711
83 19171216
84 166231
85 150360
89 158391X428
g0 124346X
96 STD624003
112 19091210
113 127285X
116 72110610
14574490540
150 165850
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
162 73680400
163 74780416
16419091010
165165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
170 165849
197 169613
198 169593
202 72110612
204 17060516
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 15 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spdng, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift,STLT
Nut, Self-Thding,Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt, Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Bushing Bellcrank Grd. Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161Dx 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
BoltRdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut CrownlOck 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x 281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap.In
Washer Nyliner
BoltCarr. SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Screw 5/15-18 x 1 SMGML
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U. S.
inches 1 Inch= 25.4 mm
37
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NUMI31=M
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STEERING
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62
44
67
67
47
13
43
38
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.270930
_TEERING
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
26
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
Steering Wheel
Axle AssemblySTMP DroppedSTL
Spindle Assembly,L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Dreglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support,Shaft
Screw Hex Wshhd Tor'x
PittmanShaft Assembly
Bracket,Steering
Bushing,Link,Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw
Insert, SteeringWheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor,SteeringWheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting,Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steering Asm Service
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Pittman
Bolt RDHD SQ 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
139768
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
STD551137
136518
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD841537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
167902
STD523710
160367
154404
72140618
169827
"19132012
74950612
169835
133835
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER 917.270930
ENGINE
14
13
81
_"'_
26
32
31
/
37
39
23
29
OPTIONAL
Spark
EQUIPMENT
Arrester
4O
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.270930
-'NGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
PART
NO.
162152
17720410
149723
144069
144068
138129
150176
145552
STD551125
STD522507
165287
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
.......
109227X
17000612
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throt Paddle 32 22
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 461707-0145-E3
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75
Gasket, Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 4-1/2
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield, Brn/Dbr Guard
Control Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw 33- #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Fuel Guage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Pad Idler
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270930
SEAT ASSEMBLY
5
25
•
d
"%
•
#$
11
I
17
KEY
PART
NO.
NO,
1
140123
2
140551
3
71110616
4
19131610
5
145006
6
STD541437
7
124161X
8
17000616
9
19131614
10 155925
11 166369
12 121246X
i
12
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 16 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/9-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
PART
NO.
121248x
72050412
134300
121250x
123976x
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE:
42
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk !/4-20x1-1/2
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.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U. S.
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER 917.270930
DECALS
3
8
19
7
7
13
q
15
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
Decal, Fender Danger Sears
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, Fender
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, Panel Dash B&S
Decal, Rplcmnt
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S
156439
165407
171696
171697
163207
133644
163257
171808
163204
156368
WHEELS
2 _
KEY PART
NO. NO.
13 146046
15 160396
19 138047
20 166887
22 149516
-138311
-165800X428
-165799X428
-174495
-174496
KEY PART
NO. NO.
AND TIRES
/,8
7
4,10
/
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
106732X427
278H
7
9040H
8
9
10
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
- -
104757X
144334
3,9
NOTE;
43
D_SCRIPTION
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, BatteryDiehardSears
Decal, Deck Mower EZ3
Decal, Battery
Decal, LiftHandle
Pad FootrestLH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner'sManual, English
Owner'sManual, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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I _4,Jl'i
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,,_1
U,,,_,vlPU
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
3
2
6
13
19
13
2O
19
32
44
20
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270930
JFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
16
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173268
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembry, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Nut Lock whNsh 1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spdng
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
MOWER DECK
67
157
156
i147 142
34
>21
i
21
22
/23
24
25
\
2
\
16
119
27
1
18
°1
5
13_
6
19F
26
21
10_
9_
46
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD551037
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Bali, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock5/16-18
UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x
16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdrolWasherHead
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x13/16 x16
Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, P_d, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
67 149846
68 144959
92 STD541437
101 136420
102 71161010
103 19061216
104 STD651110
105 160793
106 2029J
111 155197
112 155198
113 17060512
114 STD541431
115 72110504
116 4898H
117 165746
11873930600
119STD551037
121 143723
128 153390
129 19131312
130 STD523710
131 STD533710
142 165890
143 157109
144 158634
145 165888
146 165891
147 131335
148 169022
149 165898
150 19091216
151 169670
152 169676
153 169674
154 169675
155 169671
156 169672
157 169669
158 17720410
159 STD533717
--130794
- -169583
NOTE:
47
DESCRIPTION
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-121)
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U. S.
TRACTOR
PEERLESS
- MODEL NUMBER
TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER
917.270930
206-545C
150
8
70 6A
83
157
18
51
47
13
34
29
167
79
MODEL and
48
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
EERLESS
_EY PART
IO. NO.
0
1
2
3
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
4
778368
5
7
8
0
1
2
5
5A
6
7
8
9
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
A
A
9A 780160
9B 780051
3C 780199
780108
l
780001
I A 780195
788083
780194
780193
_A 780197
790075
7 790007
3 799021
TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER
206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Beadng 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Coltar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Beve_ Pinion (13teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer
,627 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer
.750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer
.750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
39
49
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
59
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer
.312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O"Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ID x ,058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 ieeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206-545C Transaxle
All component dimensions given in
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270930
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
8811
5
I_-"_-_
523 I
41 _
--/
177
1125 '_
449
1081 o
634
552A
552
404 o
1095 VALVE OVERHAUL
GASKET
7i
SET
74;_
_!
220 !_L
(
,
J
46
11019
11058
1132
LABEL
OWNER'S
KIT
I
MANUAL
REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
47 !_'_
5O
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
861 PUMP REPAIR KIT
392_
432_
386!_
877
ik REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
tNSTRUCTtON MANUAL.
1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION
J
51
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER 461707,TYPE NUMBER0145-E3
3o91
101
802
513
lo,ol
783
1051
311
y
797A
803
797
544
801
358 GASKET
634 _
177 O
163 _
SET
7
51A_(_\
12
9
7A
52
3_ 20@
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270930
tRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
_EY
10.
I
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
3
498583
399265
391086
493304
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
_r
A
P
A
)
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
Head-Cylinder #1
Head-Cylinder #2
-k.Gasket-Cylinder
Head #1
_41,Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Breather Assembly (Cylinder
#1)
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Screw (Breather Cover)
Tube-Breather
)
27803
0
690334
3A 690366
1
280225
_
2
Gasket-Crankcase(.015"
Thick, Std.)
-_ Gasket-Crankcase (.005"
Thick)
_ Gasket-Crankcase (.009"
Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug.Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Bushing
-h- Seal-Oil
273390-_271188
271189
3
5
8
9
0
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
3
4
5
491180
222698
499180
499181
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010
"O.S.)
499182
Piston Assembly (.020"
O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030"
O.S.)
499183
5
7
3
3
499184
499284
499186
499187
691299
498319
498320
?
3
498314
498541
691133
390420
_.
691302
65906
26828
)
221596
I
292260
494553
;, 261368
691161
Y 393415
3 498542
)
213290
i
271412
rA 270884
)
690321
93208
3
691438
225137
691134
693483
Ring Set, Piston (Standard)
Ring Set, Piston (.010 "O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.020"O.S.)
RingSet, Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
PinAssembly-Piston (.005"
O.S.)
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):
494553
Keeper-Valve (Ref. No. 42))
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
"frO Gasket-Intake
_,qPGasket-lntake
Screw (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Body Assembly-Upper
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
95
97
98
102
104
690718
693485
807923
693509
693506
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
Kit-Idle Speed
Gasket-Carburetor Body
Pin-Float Hinge
105
107
108
109
117
121
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
122
125
130
133
281411
693479
693504
693512
Spacer
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
146
147
161
163
94196
693508
691401
271411
Key-T_ming
Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
-_ Gasket-Air Cleaner
177
187
271170
499167
-k
197
202
203
690364
690570
280997
Sea_-O-Ring
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-Mechanical Governer
Crank-Bell
205
209
211
212
215
219
690322
691273
261563
693985
690481
394348
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Throttle
Guide-Air
Gear-Governor
220
690412
222
491282
Washer-Thrust (Governor
Gear)
Bracket-Control
227
235
240
244
258
491297
224995
394358
230318
94930
267 690316
278 691366
297 94289
304 691390
305 690960
306 6904141
306A690435
RPM Settings:
•
•
•
Valve-Float Needle
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Jet-Main (H!gh Altitude)
Carburetor Kit
Lever-Governor
Shield-Fuel Spray
Filter-Fuel
Connector-Hose (Pulse
Line)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer (Governor Lever)
Nut-Wing (Air Filter Retainer)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
Yr Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number358.
• Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number !21.
<PIncluded in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number
1095.
+ Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mrn
53
TRACTOR
BRIGGS & STRATrON
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
383
386
391
392
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
513
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
94930
497596
690323
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
495868
89838
693490
693487
693491
690442
691100
94823
693492
693489
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
94882
393474
93621
497606
398003
691385
690823
690423
272490
497603
690553
690552
690311
569
572
272645
690415
573
592
601
615
615A
616
634
634A
635
637
643
689
697
725
726
741
783
789
797
690764
92276
95162
690328
690317
491530
690657
271013
66538
693510
496700
690555
93585
280866
391362
691285
693059
695050
94010
-- MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
797A
801
802
803
807
822
693167
394860
497607
691427
693511
693497
847
851
859
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
877
881
918
495716
493880
693488
693502
691196
691197
497656
273312
261463
262924
261961
231218
393456
495901
393815
934
955
968
971
94627
693513
691207
690720
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Cylinder ShieLd)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark Plug
O+ Gasket-Pump
Body-Pump
O+ Spring-Pump Diaphragm
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
O+ Cap-Spring
O+ Diaphragm-Fuel Pump
Cover-Diaphragm
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
Bracket-OU Fill
Filter-Air
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
Alternator
Screw (Alternator)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Tube-Oil Fill
Clamp-Tube
Filter-Air
Armature-Starter
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bolt-Carriage
(Governor Lever)
Gasket-Base
Cover-Breather
(Cylinder #2)
Plate-Back
Nut (Governor Lever)
Clamp-Hose
Retainer (Governor Crank)
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
-_ Seal-Governor Shaft
Washer-Foam
Boot-Spark Plug
Washer-Seal
Retainer-Air Filter
Spring-F(iction
Screw (Drive Cap)
Shield-Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Gear-Starter
Wiring Harness
Nut (Starter Terminal)
917.270930
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
498157
691247
496726
694979
263080
273688
280860
497605
498047
691104
690353
690329
1137
690390
1138
690330
DESCRIPTION
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
• Spacer
Washer-Seal
(Throttle Shaft)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Cable
0+ Diaphragm-Fuel Pump
Kit-Fuel Pump
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (Intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (intake)
Wire-Alternator
Plate-Cover
Hose-Vacuum
(Cylinder-To-Impulse Pump)
(Cut to Required Length)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
Plug-Carburetor
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Upper Body
To Lower Body)
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Label Kit
Label Kit-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Seal-O-Ring
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul
Screw (Cover Plate)
Screw (Oil Slinger)
Screw
(Governor, Control Rod)
Washer
(Governor, Control Rod)
Nut
(Governor, Control Rod)
445777-0027-E1
RPM Settings:
"_
•
<b
+
Included
358.
Included
121.
Included
Number
Included
861
Replacement Engine
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
in Gasket Set, Ref Number
in Carburetor Kit, Ret Number
in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref
1095.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
I
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
""
SIGHTING
IIDE
ol
o'1
FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
15 ° MAX.
!
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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