Craftsman 917.271821 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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19.5HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271821
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
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CAUTION:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
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Maintenance ....................................... 19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting ................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................ 34
Parts Ordedng ..................... Back Cover
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly ..............................................
8
Operation ............................................
12
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubdcated 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
matedal or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your
Craftsman dding 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 dudng 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. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
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 returning your Craftsman riding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE
WARRANTY
SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT
SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
IN-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Seam,
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 resur[ in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructionsIn the manual and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can remachine before starting.
salt in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution, ff you cannot beck up
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rooks,
DO:
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
limbs, etc.
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
enters the area.
terrain could overturn the machine. Taft
• Never carry passengers.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
necessary. Always look down and
that you will not have to stop or shift
behind before and while backing.
while on the slope.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendadirection and do not point it at anyone.
tions for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without either
weights to improve stability.
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before turning.
the stability of the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
and gradual Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
changes in speed or direction.
keys before dismounting.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
• Stop engine before removing grass
and proceed slowly straight down the
catcher or unclogging chute.
slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
• Do not operate the machine while under
and then, turn slowly and gradually
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
downhill, If possible.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
• Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches, or
crossing roadways.
embankments. The mower could
• Use extra care when loading or unloadsuddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
ing the machine into a trailer or truck.
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
caves in.
years and above, are involved in a large
• Do notmow on wet grass. Reduced
pementage of riding mower-related
traction could cause sliding.
injuries. These operators should
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
evaluate their ability to operate the riding
putting your foot on the ground.
mower safely enough to protect them•
Do not use grass catcher on steep
selves and others from serious injury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and tum 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.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammabte
and vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers
or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• 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.
• Be alert and tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• 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.
if
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
,_ CAUTION: 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.
_IbWARNING: Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_,Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONII! BECOMEALERTll!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_,WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessodes contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
_, 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.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
3.0PINTS
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
GROUND
I SPEED (MPH):
TIRE
PRESSURE:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BAI-FERY:
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
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.
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 arraster for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
CHAMPION
RJ19LM OR J19LM
FORWARD: 5.5
REVERSE: 2.4
FRONT:
14 PSI
REAR:
10 PSI
3AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE:U1R
27-35 FT. LBS
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
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Steering
Wheel
sd_:ri_g
Steering
Extension
Steering
Sleeve
Shaft
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Adapter
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
SWh
teering
nsert
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(W1)as
Large Flat
eel
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L71ck.__
Seat
_ilsher
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
Video Cassette
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Keys
Slope Sheet
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(2) Keys
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
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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.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tire
where tractor is to roll off skid.
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) "13rapressure
drive ratchet gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
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Steering
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Wheel Insert
Hex Bolt
_Lock
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Washer
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Steering _-_.,,,."-,----'_
Wheel f
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Washer
Boot
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. 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.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BAI-rERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
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INSTALL SEAT
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function
of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See =TO TRANSPORT" in the
Operation section of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function
of controls)
_I=WARNING: Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is
clear of other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position.
4. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
7. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set
parking brake and place motion
control lever in neutral position.
11.Tum ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
8. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Bolt
Flat Washer
Adjustme/nt Knob
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
INSTALL
The tires on your tractor were overlnfleted
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.
(ff previously removed)
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
MULCHER
PLATE
1.
F_ise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening end slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on beck of
mower deck.
CAUTION:
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.
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
Deflector
Mulcher
Plale
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service end Adjustments
section of this manuel.
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
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.
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t/CHECKLIST
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 REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
J All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
•/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
#' Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/' Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
J Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
4' Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
•/ Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
•/ Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and
transmission purging instructions (See
"30 START ENGINE" and "PURGE
TRANSMISSION" in the Operation
section of this manual).
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These symbols may appear
Learn and understand
their
BA'FrERV
on your tractor or in literature
meaning.
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
supplied
FORWARD
with the product.
FAST
SLOW
ENG,NEON
E.G,NEOFF
O.LRRESSURE
L,GHTSO.
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4"
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FUEL
CHOKE
A'rI'ACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
MOWER HEIGHT
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
IGNITION
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PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
._._._.:
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaticModelsonly)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiadze yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Lever
Plunger
Choke
Throttle
Lilt Lever
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Free Wheel
Control
Brake Lever
Motion
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
A'n'ACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
A'I-rACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTrLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL
- Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCWBRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. 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
iEngaged" Position
Throttle
j
t
Control-_
Clutch/__.
Brake "-_
"Disengaged"
Position
Ignition Key
"Disengaged"
Position
Motion Control
=Brake"
Position
"Engaged"
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 motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT; The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutclVbrake pedal is depressed.
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.
_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 motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3, Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running.
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These heightsare 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.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CU-I-rlNG
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt,
3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
ACAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
AttachmentClutchLever
=Engaged" Position
Lift
Lever High
Position
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Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
ACAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
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Bolt
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel control is located at
the rear drawbar of tractor.
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.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged
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position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. "]ires 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.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_0=CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas. tank
filler neck. Do not ovenill. Wipe on any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When startingthe enginefor the firsttime orif
the engine has run out of fuel, itwilltake
extra crankingtime to move fuel from the
tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
5. Move throttle control to fast position
6. 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 starlingproceduresbelow.
7. 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.
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WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
8. 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 grounddrivecan
now bo used.Iftheenginedoes notacsept
thebad,restart
theengineand allowitto
warm up for one minute usingthe choke
as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
below)
8. 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.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake slowly return
to operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up and
may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
PURGE
TRANSMISSION
_ILCAUTION:
Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement,
it should be purged after reinstallation
before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in
this section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will be
no movement of drive wheels. The air is
being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
8. Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
Your tractor is now purged and now ready
for normal operation.
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
• Mower should be propedy leveled for
best mowing performance. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distdbution 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 dippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep 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
to 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 of 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 pattem 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.
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LUBRICATION
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
CHART
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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.
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BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
beerings. 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. (_ee "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in 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 operator presence and interlock
systems are working propedy. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
4.
Reassemble
hex bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Trailing Edge Up
Blade
Center
Flat Washer_._._/,_,,_
_\Star
Lock Wash_'_.__
_--Hex
Bolt (Grade)
*A Grade 8 heat treatedboltcan be identified
by six lineson the bolthead.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
5/8" Bolt or
Blade
REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT"
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
Mandrel Assembly
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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.
20 • 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 BA'I-rERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to =leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BA'I-I'ERY" 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
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high
pressure water or steam to clean
transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
clippings and other materials. To
prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure
sprayer to clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxlo. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
ENGINE
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. "lighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
OIL
Determine
temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate
capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. 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.
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
ENGINE
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Oil Drain Valve
Closed and
Locked
A_'_
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Position _Drain
Cap
_Tube
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 dded gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as
kerosene, are not to be used to clean the
cartridge. They may cause detedoration of
the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not
use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
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).
Wing
Cartridge Plate
Pre-C
Air Screen
Top Air
Guide Cover __,,
Engine
Cooling Fins
Air Guide
Cover
(Both Sides)
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.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2.
3.
4.
5.
Slide foam pre-cleaner oft 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.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge
plate.
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MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp_
Fuel Filter/_
_
CLEANING
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electdcal system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
i of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
CAUTION:
BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4, Turn ignition key =OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spdng, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spdng, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spdng.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Small Retainer Spdng
i"
Square Hole
Clutch
Retainer
Link
Springs
Sides)
Housing G
Large Retainer
Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway,
Make sure
tires are propedy inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual),
if tires are over or
undednflated, 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
Bottom edge of
• 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 tums.
• 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.
_"x'xX
l" o .?/Mandrel
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
"E"
Nut
mower__und
on Arm
Lift Unk A_
FRONT-TO-BACKADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment
is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without toots. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
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Mandrel
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Idler Pulleys
.
Mandrel
Pulley
Engine Pulley --
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear on a level dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be adjusted.
1. Depress clutctvbreke pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". RetJghtenjam nut
against nut "A".
4. 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 a Sears or other qualified
service center.
Clutching Idler
Stationary Idler J
Transmission
Input Pulley _
".:-:.....
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that
With Parking Brake
"Engaged"
position and turn engine off.
While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the
neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
4.
Arm
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustrnent is
necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service
center.
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See =TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
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Motion Control
Lever
Neutral Lock Gale
Adjustment Bolt
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See =PURGE
TRANSMISSION" in the Operation
section of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
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 TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Retaining F '
Axle C°ver
Square Key _
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BA'n'ERY
A CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BAI-rERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO A'R'ACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive" (+)
O
REPLACING
,
(-)
L.H.
Panel
Bolt
Washers
_m_O
"Negative"
BATTERY
A CAUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench of any
ether object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
)
(Rear Wheel Only)---- -----_
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Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Keps
Terminal
Hex
Access
"Bolt
Door _
;"
°ieadlight
tor
ENGINE
Positive
(Red)
Cable
Negative
(Black) Cable
,,
Terminal
Guard
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the gdll.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly,stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
ASSEMBLY
HOOD
AND GRILL
1.
Raise hood.
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4.
To replace, reverse
Wire
above procedure.
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Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-read engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'n'LE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary; Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. 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 circle.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
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:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
3. 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.
4 Reassemble air cleaner.
Clamp
Quarter
Choke Closed
Casing
Screw
TO ADJUST 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 tumed in too tight.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, tum 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 a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed
Screw
Idle Mixture
Screw
PRELIMINARY SE'I-IING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter,
and the throttle control cable and
choke are adjusted properly (see
above).
2. 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.
FINAL SE-N'ING
Throttle
Lever
Idle Speed
Screw_
-
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
Throttle
Lever---_
Screw
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
• i, CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
stodng in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BA'n'ERY
Also, expedance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids dudng storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. 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
altemative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits dudng 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)
1. Remove spark plug(s),
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Tum ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage dudng long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BA'rrERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
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 deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments
section.
8. Engine valves out of
8. Contact a Sears or other
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Brake pedal not
depressed
2, Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3, Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5, Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch,
CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug,
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Depress brake pedal.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7, Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
3O
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
(continued)
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/
fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13. Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
and trash under mower.
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug,
; 7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
! 9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
1. Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt,
3.
4.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
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1. Replace
Tighten
2. Replace
3. Tighten
Replace
.
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace
4. Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
"ROUBLESHOO_NG
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
CORRECTION
CAUSE
_ROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CHART
1. Place throttle control in
=FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
i3. Wet grass,
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven
tire air pressure. 5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and 7. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Improper blades used.
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
open vent holes.
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
1.
Engine
speed too slow.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
5.
Blown fuse,
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
"rum switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3. Replace
regulator.
4.
1. Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or
servicing.
.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
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Replace
alternator.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
SCHEMATIC
RED
kAOK
BATTERY
RIED
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
--_
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BtACX
w,
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I
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C-L,:.'_
R7B-R_-E
(PEDAL UP)
_
I
STARTER
v,_rnE
SEAT SWITCH
IGNmON
SWITCH
I- - - :_ - - - 1
I
_
I
(NOT OCCUPIED)
I
1
I
BLACK
B(AC_
"' UTCH _c_'"
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I
GROUNDING
(OPTIONAL)
SPARK
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m-ut
(_
FUELr
LINE 1It
UNIT
IGNITION
_
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_
AMP KX; O $600 _
GAP
r--, PLUG
i,
(2f2P LUGS ON
TWIN CYL ENGINES),
,
.,
2fl VOLTS AC MIt_, @ 9,600 RPM
{CHARGING SYF_
O_CONNECTED)
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(iF SO EQUIPPED)
s,e_,Acese0o_M_.-.T
O,_ANQE
DIODE
' ALTERNATOR I '
I
--
NOTE
yOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED
TO THE
BATrERY, 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,
IGNmDN
SWITCH
OFF
M*G+A1
NONE
RUWLIGHT B+AI
A2+L
r POS_//ON
RUN
C/RCUfT
B+A1
"MAKE"
NONE
START S + S + A1 NONE
I
14 VOt.TS AG MIN, O 3_O0 RPM (LIQhTS
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
F,
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
©
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
ELECTRICAL
26
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Batter/Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignitloo
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
Screw Thdro_ 5/16-18 x 1/2
163465
74760412
760,3,,I
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
170217
71110408
131563
175141
121433X
141940
17490508
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR-CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
28
53
55
207
6O
37
3
14
74
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NU MBER 917.271821
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
20
23
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
212
--
Chassis
Drav/oar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood,/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LI-I
Clip Tlnnsrman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
Scraw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Batter/Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Uns
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC
GrU_e
Lens, Grille
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fonder/Support
Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdllo Pickoff RH
Bolt FinHex 1/4-20 UNC X.75
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
Plate Roinfomement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
BoltShoulder 5/16-18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdml 3/8-16 x 1/2
Insert, Lens
Plug Button
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107X010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
156437
124O28X
19131312
5q'DS41437
156725X558
155217X599
164919X558
139976
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD552507
14O547
72140606
154798
STD541437
165867
154966
154207
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
165919
547gj
NOTE: AJIcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
GROUND DRIVE
57
62
120_
36
3O
26
26
16
519
_
1
38
2
6_1
/
1_
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271821
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
......
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
3_
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gr 314-0510
165866
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
STD561210 Ptn Cotter 1/8 x I CAD
10040400
Washer Lock HW Helical
74490544
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 GR.5
STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
130564
Knob, Deluxe t/2-13
169498
Rod, Brake Hydro
73350600
Hut, Hsx Jam 3/8-16 Unc
106888X
Spdng, Brake Rod
STD551037 Washer
STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
175765
Rod, Parking Brake
71673
Cap, Parking Brake
169592
Bracket, Transax_a
74760512
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Uric x 3/4
175578
Shaft, Foot Pedal
120183)(
Bearing, Nylon
19211616
Washer
1572H
Pin, Roll
165936
Pulley, Composite, Flat
74760648
Bolt.FLHex 3/8-16 x 3
175461
Spacer, Split
175556
Keeper, Belt Idler
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
127783
Pulley, idler, V-Groove
154407
BelFcrankClutch Grnd Dry STL
123205X
Retainer, Belt
S'1"D52.3715 Bolt
STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
STD541431 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
105710X
Link, Clutch
105709X
Spring, Return, Clutch
17060616
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
140294
V-Belt, Ground Drive
169691
Keeper, Center Span
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
8883R
Cover, Pedal
175410
Pulley, Engine
71170764
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
65
66
70
71
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
8_
83
84
89
90
95
96
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
197
198
199
200
202
212
STD551143
154778
134683
169183
169182
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169594
164890X428
124346X
170201
4497H
72140608
739OO6OO
175456
19133210
166OO2
165589
165494
72140406
73680400
74780416
1909101O
165623
166880
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
72140508
72110614
145212
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Guide Belt RH Engine
Strap Torque Lh
Strap Torque Rh
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross
SpringTorsion
Washer t7/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
LinkTransaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Selt-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control Bypass
Retainer Spring 1"Zinc/Cad
Bolt Can'. 3/8-16 x 1
Nut lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrtad 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlockl/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nytincr
BoltShoulder 5/16-18UNC
BoltRDHD SQN K 5/16-18 UNC x 1
Bolt Carr SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
Nut Hex Fig Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NU MBER 917.271821
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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42
29
47
U
IS
4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
4O
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
139768
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
$1_551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
74780616
16O367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
DESCRIPTION
Steedng Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
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, Kfip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steedng
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insed, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
ExtensionSteering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fifting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Bhnd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Steedng Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
BoltShoulder 7/16-20
ClipSteering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
ENGINE
39
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
I
42
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
ControlThrot Paddle
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engtne (See Breakdown) Bdggs Model No. 461707-0147-E1
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust AsmoLeft
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engiee
Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bo_tPin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Tube, Drain O11Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tylt
Shield BrowningJDebdsGuard
Contro_ Choke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw 1-r # 10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
Line Fuel
Plug, Drain Oil Easy
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06
Screw3/8-16 x SMGML
Nut, Keps 1/4-20 Stader Nut
170547
17720410
.......
149723
144069
144068
138129
171877
145552
STD551125
STD522507
165287
148456
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487)(
106082X
8543R
148315
109_27X
17060612
73510400
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Seat 3450 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (btk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124131X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
BoltShoulder 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 5/16-16 X 62
121248X
72(;50412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
DECALS
I
7
3
2
2
4
11
2O
22
19
14
14
13
15
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
11
13
14
Decal Fendar Danger Sears
Decal Hood Side
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal Maint Customer Sears Dom
Decal Replacement Srs
Decal Fender Craftsman Gold
Decal Fender STLTH Opar Inst E/S
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panel
156439
177253
171696
171697
176681
133644
171809
163204
156811
146046
177265
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
19
20
22
- - - - ---
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Batter/Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Dec_ By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
160396
138047
172331
149516
169210
138311
165800X428
165799X428
178068
178069
KEY PART
NO. NO,
WHEELS & TIRES
1
2
3
4
4,t0
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11
..
DESCRIPTION
59192
65139
106222X
59904
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
"13m,Front
Tube, Front "l'ire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
106732X427 Rim, Front
2781-1
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
90401-1
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
106108X427 Rim,Rear
122082X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, RearTim
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: /_t component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
LIFTASSEMBLY
7
/
I/
,;
i,I"
/
1
3
13
8
2
6
5
13
19
20
13
15
32
161718
19
13
_'_
32
46
15
20
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lilt
Pin Groove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Uft R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Truonion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Tapered
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
$1"D324008
173288
73,350800
130171
738(X)800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
MOWER DECK
i
I
I
I
34
21 22
_23
24
16
28
27
29
14
\
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.117
,%1116
48
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
165892
STD533107
138017
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
STD624008 Retainer Spring
130832
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
STD551137 Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardensd
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
ShaffAssembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. KeyNumber6)
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
BoR, Cardage 5116-18 x 5/8
132827
BoR,Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452)(
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
157722
ScmwThdml Rolling Wsh Hd
129963
Washer, Spacer
15353,5
Pulley, Mandrel
137266
Nut,Toplock, Flanged
STD533717 Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
19131316
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
STD541437 Nut, Crowrdock3/8-16 UNC
140088
Guard, MandreI, LH.
STD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
RollerAssembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Shoulder # 10-24 Grade 5
STD541410 Locknut
139888
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Relainer
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- -
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
$3"D551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060514
73510500
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
19131312
S'rD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
1690_.
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
STD533717
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-BaR
Locknut' Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8
Washer#t0
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5/16-18
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt' Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Bracket
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm SpringBrake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Bait 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley ]dier Fiat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer SpringYellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42"
Washer fiat 3/8" Type B
SpringRetainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd CUt 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 13-15, 31 and 32)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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48
60
63
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HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
32
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170.369
170370
170371
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
1"/0392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
1"/0397
170398
170399
170400
170401
170402
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Tru nionMachined
Block-Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring- Retaining
Spacer
Ring-Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40ram Od X
12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Bearing, 30x52x13 Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48t Gear
Gear, 10t Jackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625
SleeveBeadng(Outbeard)
.75xl.750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13
"l_k
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jack,shaft
Magnet, Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Fiat Washer, 5/8 ld X 1.00d X .05
"Ink
RetaiolngRing
Bearing, Center Block
Spring- Helical Compression
Washer
20w-5OOil
Brake Yoke
51
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142882
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
14289_
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
74
75
142884
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
87
88
80
93
107
108
161168
170425
170426
142917
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
113
116
119
120
121
122
123
124
170434
170435
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
128
900
170445
170446
170447
173165
166768
DESCRIPTION
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Broke Actuating Pin
Hfhce 1/4-20x2 W/
Patch, SpeclalFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression Spring Brake Anti-
Drag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, HoliealComp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjl(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, Fdction Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x, 1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, MotorShaft
.71 ldxl. 15odx.030thk
Plug, San #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Bracket, Supped Expansion Tank
SiliconSponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Flit er-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Kit, Expansion Tank
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917 ")71821
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
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441
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105_
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121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
117
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53
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
BRIGGS & STRATFON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
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358 ENGINE GASKET SET
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BRIGGS & STRATI'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
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304
197_
1006
1005_
363_
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306A_
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307A
165
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783
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311
797A
797 _
544
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TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917 ' 71821
BRIGGS & STRA'i-FON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
9
10
11
12
12A
PART
DESCRIPTION
NO.
498583
Cylinder Assembly
399265
Bushing-Cylinder
• Seal-Oil
391086
493304
Sump-Engine
691162
Head-Cylinder No. 1
891163
Head-Cylinder No. 2
271867 •+ Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
271868 •+ Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
495754
Breather Assembly
•+ Gasket-Breather
27803
690334
Screw (Breather Assy.)
Tube-Breather
691899
• Gasket-Crankcase
692287
692292
271188
Gasket-Crankcase 1.005)
i Gasket-Crankca_
(.015)
271189
Gasket-Crankcase (.009)
13
691651
Screw (Cylinder Head)
15
690946
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
16
690666
18
495901
Cover-Crankcase
19
399264
Kit-Bushing/Seal
20
291675
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
22
691184
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
22A
693972
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
23
691976
Flywheel
24
222698
Key-Flywheel
25
499180
Piston Assembly (Std.)
499181
Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S.)
499182
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.)
499183
Piston Assembly (.030" O.S.)
26
499184
Ring Set-Piston (Std.)
499185
Ring Set-Piston (.010 "O.S.)
499186
Ring Sat-Piston (.020 "O.S.)
499187
Ring Set-Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
27
691299
28
498319
Pin-Piston (Std.)
498320
Pin-Piston (.005 =O.S.)
29
497912
Rod-Connecting (Std.)
498317
Rod-Connecting (.020"
Undersize)
32
691133
Screw (Connecting Rod)
33
390420
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
34
691302
35
691597
Spring-Valve (Intake)
36
691597
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
40
690656
Retainer-Valve (Intake)
40A 691939
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
42
494553
Keeper-Valve
45
261368
Valve Tappet
46
691161
Cam Shaft
47
691964
Slinger-Oil
48
498542
Short Block (Replacement
Engine 460707-2637-E1)
Manifold-Intake
50
213290
51
692278
•_ Gasket-Intake
51A
692219
•+ Gasket-intake
54
93208
Screw (Intake Manifold)
73
692527
Screen-Rotating
74
691677
Screw (Rotating Screen)
75
691056
Washer (Flywheel)
91
693483
Body-Upper Carburetor
95
690718
O Screw (-rhrottieValve)
97
693485
Shaft-Throttle
KEY
NO.
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
119
PART
NO.
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693507
693500
690720
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
165
187
693503
691928
693479
693504
693512
691639
693508
691401
690273
693148
499167
188
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
212A
219
220
222
227
235
240
267
276
276A
278
279
297
304
305
306
306A
307
309
310
311
332
RPM
691003
690364
690570
493230
690322
691273
691807
693544
690571
394348
690412
691366
690762
691206
394358
690316
693510 _÷
693497
692810
690366
691331
495588
690960
69O414
690435
691003
497596
690323
497608
691059
Settings:
•
+
±
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13
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•
Included in
358
Included in
No. 121
Included in
1095
Included in
DESCRIPTION
Idle Speed Kit
Gasket-Carburetor Body
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Body-Lower Carburetor
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Screw (Upper to Lower
Carburetor Body)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-Mechanical Governor
Crank-Bell
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spring-Governor
Sprin_q-Governed Idle
Link-Throttle
Link-Throttle
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
Bracket-Control
Control Lever-Governor
Shield- Fuel Spray
Filter-Fuel
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Sealing Washer
Sealing Washer
Washer (Gov. Control Lever)
Screw (Valve Cover)
Nut (Air Filter Retainer)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt-Startar Motor
Brush Set
NUt (Flywheel)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271821
BRIGGS & STRA'r'I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
KEY
NO.
333
334
337
358
359
363
365
373
383
391
392
394
395
404
414
425
432
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
505
507
510
513
520
523
524
525
544
551
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
629
635
643
689
691
695
697
725
726
741
742
783
789
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
394891
Armature-Magneto
691061
Screw (Armature)
802592
Sparkplug
495868
Gasket Set
691077
Washer-Ground Terminal
691062
Flywheel Puller
690321
Screw (Carburetor)
691612
Nut (Ground Terminal)
89838
Wrench-Spark Plug
693487
Body-Fue/Pump
693491 _± Spdng-Pump Diaphragm
693489 _± Diaphragm-Carburetor
690481
Cover-Valve Chamber
690442
Washer (Governor Crank)
691872
Washer (Bell Crank)
691675
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
693492 _1± Cap-Spdng
693493
Cover Diaphragm
693494
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
691176
Bracket-Oil Fill
394019
Filler-Air Cleaner Cartridge
690297
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
691044
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
691063
Alternator
691029
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
691972
Insulator
497606
Drive-Starter
692024
Clutch-Drive
691084
Terminal-Ground
691385
Dipstick
692532
• Seal-Dipstick Tube
690823
Tube-Dipstick
692034
Armature-Starter
690415
Cover-Valve
690553
Bushing-Govemor Crank
690552
Bushing-Govemor Crank
690311
Boll (Governor Lever)
696040
Plate-Back
95162
Clamp-Hose
690317
Retainer-Governor Shaft
491530
Crank-Governor
262539
Spring-Throttle Return
66538
Boot-Sparkplug
496700
Retainer-Air Filter
690555
Spring-Friction
690657
• Seal-Governor Shaft
693149
Screw (Ring Gear)
691625
Screw (Ddve Cap)
280866
Shield Heat
391362
Gear-Ring
691285
Gear-_ming
690328
Retainer-E Ring
693059
Gear-Pinion
695050
Harness-Wiring
KEY
NO.
797
797A
801
802
803
807
842
847
851
859
859A
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
671
871
877
883
918
934
955
967
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1090
1095
1119
1132
1136
1137
1138
RPM
•
+
±
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
690958
Nut (Brush Retainer)
693167
Nut (Brush Retainer)
691967
Cap-Drive
691286
Cap-End
691427
Housing-Starter
693511 _ Spacer-Thruttle
271170
• O-Ring Seal (DipstickTube)
495715
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
493880
TerminaI-Sparkplug
693488 JD± Gasket- Carburetor Pump
693490 ID+ Gasket- Carburetor Pump
693502
Kit-Fuel Pump
691196
Cover-Air Guide
691197
Cover-Air Guide
Seal-Valve
497656
273312
Seal-Valve
691802
Seat-Valve (Intake)
691844
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
231218
Bushing-Valve (Exhaust)
231218
Bushing-Valve (Intake)
Wire/Connector-Alternator
393456
• Gasket-Exhaust
692282
393815
Hose-Vacuum (Cut to
Required Length)
691058
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Plug-Carburetor
272490
Filtar-Pra Cleaner
691207
Cover-Air Cleaner
691100
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
498157
Fee-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
691247
Kit-Labal
496726
695702
Label-Emissions
691265
Ring-Retaining
274279
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
691293
Gasket Set-Valve
498047
691183
Screw (Alternator)
690353
Screw (Oil Slinger)
690329
Screw (Control Bracket)
690390
Washer (Control Bracket)
690330
NUt (Control Bracket)
Settings:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in
358
Included in
No. 121
Included in
1095
Included in
Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
Fuel Pump Kll, Key. No.861
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN
NOT ACROSS HILL
ol
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__
greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
perate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
caution when changing direction on slopes.
HILL,
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