Craftsman 917.273780 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
22.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.273780
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IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions about
this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.comicraftsman
IL 60179 U.S.A
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Maintenance Schedule ........................ 18
Service and Adjustments ..................... 23
Storage ................................................
29
Troubleshooting ................................... 30
Repair Parts .........................................
34
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
Warranty ................................................
2
Safety Rules ..........................................
3
Product Specifications ........................... 6
AssemblyiPre-Operation
....................... 8
Operation .............................................
11
Maintenance .......................................
18
LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does net cover."
° Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
° Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
° Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but net 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 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 30 days of its purchase date.
° Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
° Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 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. During the
first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Heffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves
and others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
_WARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs, always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
ACi,
WARNING: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
_lu to lose control of your tractor.
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
I, GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.
If tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• 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 flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• 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.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do notmow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do notuse grass catcher on steep
slopes.
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. Neverassume 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 turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if 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.
• Be alert and turn 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.
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PRODUCT
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
3.5 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (Above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter 4.0 Pints
W/O Filter 3.75 Pints
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Spark Plug:
GAP: .040")
Champion QC12YC
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Tire Pressure:
Forward:
5.5
Reverse:
2.4
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 10 PSI
Charging
System:
3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35 Ft. Lbs.
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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Steering
Wheel
O
Premium
Steering
Steering
Sleeve
Adapter
Steering
Wheel
Extension
Shaft
Steering
@
Insert
(1) Locknut
1/2-20
®
(1) Locknut
(1) Large Flat
Washer
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
Seat
@
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
Video Cassette
Keys
Slope Sheet
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
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1/4-28
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
UNPACK
TRACTOR
_
Insert
1/2 Hex Nut
_"_
Stee"
g
__
_
Large Flat
Washer
Wheel
I._
FROM
Steering Boot
Tabs
CARTON
Adapter
Extension Shaft
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
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 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOWTO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
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, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
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NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
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 '"transmission disengaged" position (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.
INSTALL SEAT
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 bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
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.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
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. (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
7. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Seat
Shoulder
Bolts
Adj
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
CHECK
v"CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
Mulcher
Plate
Latch
Hooks
AI_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
TO CONVERTTO
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 mulching blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Deflector
Shield
BRAKE
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
H
L
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER
HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
@@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
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Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
;_
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
,,V_._ if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
========
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
-~-.
Light Switch
Position
Lift Lever
Plunger
Choke Control
Throttle Control.
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Free Wheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Motion
Lever
3MPH
2MPH
tMPH
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used for controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
I
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses I
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments
or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectac es.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Attachment Clutch Lever
'Engaged" Position
Choke Control
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.
Key
Position
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
"Disengaged"
Position
_:_opping trac!or on grass areas.
CAUTION.
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
Motion Control
"Brake"
Position
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.
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
STOPPING
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.
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
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. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position to allow engine to idle before
stopping may cause engine to "backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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• 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
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Lift Lever
High
Position
Clutch Lever
"Engaged"
Position
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 CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8
washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten
securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
"Disengaged"
Position
Low
Position
_
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
Gauge
Wheel
Locknut
3/8 Washer
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE MOWER
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.You must
remain fully and centrally positioned in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
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Transmission
Transmission
Engaged
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
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 starting procedures below.
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.
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
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 the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
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WARMWEATHERSTARTING(50° F and
above)
8. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in untilthe enginebegins to
run smoothly.If the enginestarts to
run roughly,pull the chokecontrolout
slightly for a few seconds and then
continueto push the control in slowly.
• The attachmentsand grounddrive can
now be used.If the engine does not
acceptthe load, restartthe engine and
allow it to warm up for one minuteusing
the chokeas describedabove.
COLD WEATHERSTARTING(50° F and
below)
8. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in untilthe enginebegins to run
smoothly.Continueto pushthe choke
control in smallsteps allowingthe engine to accept small changes in speed
and load, untilthe choke controlis fully
in. If the engine starts to run roughly,
pull the chokecontrol out slightly for a
few seconds and then continueto push
the control in slowly.This may require
an enginewarm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes,depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATICTRANSMISSIONWARMUP
Beforedriving the unit in cold weather,
the transmissionshould be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on levelground.
2. Placethe motioncontrol leverin
neutral.Releasethe parkingbrake and
let the clutch/brakeslowly return to
operatingposition.
3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto
warm up.This can be done during the
enginewarm up period.
• The attachmentscan be used during
the enginewarm-up period afterthe
transmissionhas been warmed up and
may requirethe chokecontrol be pulled
out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above3000
feet) or in cold temperatures(below32 F)
the carburetorfuel mixturemay need to
be adjustedfor best engineperformance
sSee"TO ADJUSTCARBURETOR"in the
erviceand Adjustmentssectionof this
manual).
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PURGE TRANSMISSION
_CAUTION:
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 '"transmission disengaged" position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal.
4. Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this step there will be no
movement of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
6. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in '"transmission
engaged" 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 transmission is now purged and
ready for normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been cut.
Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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MULCHING
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, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• 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 grass_ reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge
of material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
• 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 (perpendicular) to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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FiLL,.
O
ATES
ASYOUCOMPLETE
/__A_O_ _._ _
REGULARSE RVICE
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T
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Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
_O"
SER VICE DATES
I_'
Check for Loose Fasteners
_
Lubrication
0
Check
Battery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower Blades
Clean Battery and Terminals
11##5
Chart
Check Transaxle
i3
Cooling
Check V-Belts
_#
Check Engine Oil Level
_
Change
Engine Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
Engine Oil (without
N
Clean Air Filter
G
Clean Air Screen
N_
Inspect
E
Replace
Muffler/Spark
I1_'1,_
oil filter)
_#_,2
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean Engine
Replace
Spark Cooling
Plug
=_- •
Fins
_
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
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and
T
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2
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under
in dirly
a heBvy load or
or dusty
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing
in sandy Soil
4 - Not required
if equipped with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot pelt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
condi[ions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
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
CHART
_) Spindle
Zerk
Zerk
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least 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.
_Front Wheel
BEFORE
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
Bearing
,
-q _)Front Wheel
Zerk
Zerk
@Engine
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(_ General Purpose Grease
REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
EACH USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" 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
Trailing
Up
Mandrel
Assembly
Flat
Washer\
Lock
Blade Bolt
"_
"
Hole
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.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
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 REMOVAL
Center Hole
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
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Blade
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.
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
ENGINE
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.
SAE VISCOSITY
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE
GRADES
32
.30
.20
TEMPERATURE
.10
0
RANGE ANTICIPATED
20
30
40
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
o_1wscphar_l e
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 32°E
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
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
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
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 yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
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IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed and
Locked --------Position
Drain
Tube
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 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. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULL' line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
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 cover.
TO SERVICE
Carl
Covel
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. 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.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
ENGINE
OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure.
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MUFFLER
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Clam
Fuel
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WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING
VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
ANY SER-
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
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
TRACTOR
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 spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under trac-
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer
spring.
7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
tor.
Small Retainer S
Clutch
Small Retainer S
Clutch Spring
Anti-Sway
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Housing
Guide
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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Retainer Springs
Both Sides)
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal
number of turns.The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to ___
___
0round...4
A_ T -_Ground
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
/
L/
Line_ -Y _A
Arm
Jt "E"
Trunnion
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
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.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
Front Links
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
TO ADJUST BRAKE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
engaged" position.
5. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
Mandrel
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Idler Pulleys
Jam Nut
Nut "A"
Pulley
Arm
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
Do Not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment 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. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
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5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION -
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
1. Carefully work new belt down around
transmission cooling fan and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
Motion Control
Lock
Gate
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.
Engine Pulley-
Clutching Idler
Stationary Idler
Center Spa_
Keeper J
TO ADJUST
MENT
Transmission
Input Pulley ---------
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
6
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
VER NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
WHEEL
ALIGN-
wheel crossbars are not
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars
Tighten securely.
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 toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
LE-
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
STEERING
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
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REPLACING BATTERY
_ILWARNING: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
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.
Washers
Retaining
Axle
Cover
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTE RY
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER 1.
2.
CABLES,
(Red)
Cable
Terminal
Guard
Negative (Black)
Cable
",'.,
REVERSE
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
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
BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
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.
02614
Weak or Dead
Battery
Hex Bolt
Keps Nut
Fully Charged
Battery
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TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
AND GRILL
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
AS-
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. Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner.
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. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
\
Headlight Wire
Connector
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
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.
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized engine manufacturer's service
outlet.
TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
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 stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull
cable back until swivel is against stop.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
Claml:
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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.
• ILWARNING: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol
or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
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.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave 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.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• 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.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bad spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
7. Water in fuel.
.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress brake pedal.
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.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
g.
Engine clicks
will not start
Loss of power
but
1.
2.
3.
4.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
1. Raise cutting hehght/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. 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
operator leaves
seat with
attach ment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
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.
.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
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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. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty 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 and Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
.
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. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove obstruction.
TROUBLESHOOTING
See appropriate
CHART:
section
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate (con't)
iPoor grass
discharge
in manual
unless
directed
CAUSE
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
1. Engine speed too slow.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Switch is "OFF".
1. Turn switch "ON".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned ou 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Faulty light switch.
3. Check/replace light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Blown fuse.
5. Replace fuse.
iHeadlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
iBattery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
iEngine "backfires'
when turning
engine
"OFF"
center
CORRECTION
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
Loss of drive
to Sears service
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
1. Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or
servicing.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.273780
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
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RED
RED
FUSE
AMMETER
STARTER
BLACK
WHETE
(OPTIONAL)
'©'C>
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L
CLUTCH/BRAKE
}G
AI(
(PEDAL
J
UP)
WHETE
SEAT SWITCH
NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
BLACK
//
BLACK
[
_ATT'MENT
BL_CK
(CLUTCH CLUTCH
OFF)
_]
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
tF
A
(OPTIONAL)
•
w q
SPARK
_
PLUG
GAP
(2 PLUGS
•
BLACK
IGNITION
UNIT
J
]3NIN
CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
CYL
ON
ENGINES)
/
J
3HUT-OFFSOLENOID
(I
RED
LEGHT_NG SYSTEM OUTPUT
5AMPAC
@36C0
RPM
DIODE
_E_N_T_
ORANGE
I
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I
\ 14 VOLTS AC MIN @ 36OO RPM (UGHTS
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLETHE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
BRQWN
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
"MAKE
OFF
M+G+AI
NONE
B+A1
A2+L
B+A1
NONE
B+S+A1
NONE
_UN/LIGH]
RUN
START
•
28 VOLTS AC MIN @ 3600 RPM
(CHA RGENG SYSTEM DESCONNECTED)
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
"
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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NUMBER
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
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
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
17490508
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock
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, Ignition
Bolt BIk Pin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273780
259
260
258
28
261
39
58
2O8
209
166
2O8
208
74
2
3
chassis-Laser -It.stlt 22
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273780
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
20
23
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
159
166
206
207
208
209
212
219
258
259
260
261
--
174619
176554
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
180679
124028X
STD541437
184247
175692X613
139976
17490508
175710
174714
184462
72140606
154798
STD541437
175702
186689
175582
156524
155123X428
171875
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
184248
17000512
184245X599
184246X599
184250X428
184258X428
5479J
Chassis
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Belt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Heed Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Lecknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc
Grille/Lens Asm.
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 uric
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Red Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cuphelder
Screw HwHd Hi Low #13-16 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdro13/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
Insert, Lens
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens RH
Lens LH
Cover Lens
Insert Grille
Plug Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273780
GROUND DRIVE
26
84 2
22
55
25
71
_ "'
271
drive-hydro.stlt
38
29
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273780
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
STD541437
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
169592
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
140294
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
134683
169183
169182
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gr 314-0510
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Red, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga.
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite, Flat
Bolt 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Gr. 5
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.04
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw. 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Keeper Belt Engine
Strap Torque Lh Hydro
Strap Torque Rh Hydro
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
71
73
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
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
250
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
165596
165711
19171216
169594
164890X428
124346X
170201
4497H
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091210
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
169612
72140508
72110614
145212
17000612
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Bolt Rdhd Sgnk 5/16-18 unc x 1
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
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NUMBER
917.273780
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3
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43
29
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40
STEERING
TRACTOR
ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273780
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
184704X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
159946X428
19182411
STD541537
159945
145054X428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
Steering 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 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing Link Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw TT #t0-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 1-1/2 11 Ga.
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 Ga.
Extension Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Bolt Hex 1/4-28 x 1 1/4
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rhnd Sq 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Washer Flat
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273780
ENGINE
2
•
13
14
38
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31
39
23
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine*bs
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
170546X505
17720408
3
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
16
17
23
25
149723
159955
160589
171877
162797
165391
148456
STD551237
17060624
169837
145996X505
DESCRIPTION
Control Throttle Paddle
Screw Hex Thd Cut
1/4-20 x 5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs
Model No. 407577-0283-E1
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Belt 5/16 - 18 Unc x 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Gasket Muffler
Tube, Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Control Choke
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
26
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
73920600
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
181654
109227X
17000612
72
81
183906
73510400
intek*twin
28
DESCRIPTION
Nut Keps 3/8-24 unf
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
Line Fuel
Plug, Drain Oil Easy
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol
3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Nut, Keps 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
180597
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
Seat
Bracket Fender
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 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 Seat
Knob Seat
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
121246X
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 td
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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NUMBER
917.273780
DECALS
7
10
3
2
2
16
1
11
12
9
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14
14
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
156439
186283
186280
186281
170852
133644
7
8
9
10
11
189000
179128
186282
164065
156811
WHEELS
2_
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Dom
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
E/S
Fender Danger Sears
Hood Side
Hood Rh
Hood Lh
Engine H/P
Maint Customer Sears
12
13
14
15
16
19
20
22
Replacement
Deck
Fender
Steering Wheel
Fender STLTH Oper Inst
184842
146046
186869
160396
184843
138O47
172331
149516
166960
138311
184310X428
184311X428
188897
188898
KEY PART
NO. NO.
&TIRES
5,8
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
106732X624
278H
7
9040H
8
9
10
106108X624
122082X
7152J
11
104757X428
144334
4,10
7
11
wheel
t
DESCRIPTION
Decal Grille RH
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal Grille LH
Decal Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual Owner's (English)
Manual Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item
Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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NUMBER
917.273780
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
3
13
2
4
6
6
5
13
20
20
19
15
lift-rh.1piece 3
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift LH.
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt. Lift. Tapered
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Link Asm Lift R.H.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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NUMBER
917.273780
MOWER DECK
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23
24
25
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29
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- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273780
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
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139775
--
138971
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
52
53
54
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
129963
153535
178342
72110612
131494
19131316
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
139888
184907
178515
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
The following blades are available)
Blade, 42" Mulching Std
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
BoltCarr. Sh. 3/8-16x1-1/2Gr.
5
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer13/32 x13/16 x16 Ga.
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
47
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
155046
165723
141043
184939
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
179292
179293
17060510
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
STD533717
19131410
188234
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
Nut Weld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5/16-18
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carraige Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42"
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
Washer 3/8
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
mulcher cover and guage wheel
components key nos. 101 - 106
and 116 - 119)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
X
119.,
0
63
rn
120_
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900
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77
79
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73
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16
124
_127
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351_
64
'M
93
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4'8
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_
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_
_9
60
\
62
63
69
66
58
4
125
0
107 "43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273780
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
KEY
NO.
PART
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
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate, Trunion Machined
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 40mm Od X
12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/1624X0.75
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
SleeveBearing(Outboard)
.75x1.750x.625
Washer, 3/4 ld X 1-1/20d X .13
Thk
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,
LH.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear 15t (0.5 ld)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
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 .250Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing, Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
189386
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
161162
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
170434
170435
170436
170437
116
119
120
121
170438
170439
170440
170441
122
123
124
170442
170443
170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
DESCRIPTION
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch,
SpeciaIFlange
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 AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.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, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316x1.50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft
.71idx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket, Support Expansion
Tank
Silicon Sponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal- O-Ring Kit
Transaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273780
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1
lO_ 11_
188
216
445
967
305
1019 LABEL
KiT
304
26
24[_
847_
523
447
842
51B
447A
51A
525_
122@
447A
4J
297_/_
1017_
°'
50
524
@
94 _
1035
_
654
220
@
691
1095VALVEGASKETSET
750
7_
1058 OWNER'S
1036 EMISSION
MANUAL
51
969_
447A_
51A
LABEL
@
1022
51B
50
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273780
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577, TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1
35
35 O
36 _
3e
1022
1029 I
1100
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11oo
_9_
1022
211
209 _
914_
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3j
383 _E_5
22_0_
562
,&°
240_
385 _'
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628_
125J
918 _
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT
108
51
276
633
@
987
633
616 _J
104 _
131J 43o \
_2
_]987
lOS
552 (_
105
552A
51
742 @
51A
_
51B
404 O
552A _:_
691
51A
977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET
51A
S,B_
@
51
1127_
276 @
51B _
51
O
,
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273780
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1
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10_
lOTOt_
334
8_
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1329 REPLACEMENTENGINE
I
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]
474
332 _
_
_
573
363 #
405
48
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
3_
20@
802
868
943 @
524
1109°_t
1022 _
842
311797_
51
51A
691
51B
_
697
52
A
797
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273780
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577, TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
25
699751
499585
391086
699747
693998
693999
690962
499601
690937
690960
690942
697227
690360
690946
691046
690947
694966
691054
222698
499588
499590
26
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
50
51
51A
51B
53
54
73
74
75
89
98
104
105
108
117
118
121
122
125
127
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
*Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)
*+Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
*Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
*Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
*Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
499604
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
499606
Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize)
690975
Lock-Piston Pin
690229
Pin-Piston
499583
Rod-Connecting
690976
Screw (Connecting Rod)
499596
Valve-Exhaust
499597
Valve-Intake
690963
Spring-Valve (Intake)
690963
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
690964
Retainer-Valve
499586
Keeper-Valve
690977
Tappet-Valve
699748
Camshaft
692714
Short Block
699801
Manifold-Intake
690949 +* Q:l:Gasket-lntake
699803 +* Q:l:Gasket-lntake
699800 +* QSGasket-lntake
690951
Stud (Carburetor)
699816
Screw (Intake Manifold)
691055
Screen-Rotating
691057
Screw (Rotating Screen)
691056
Washer (Flywheel)
690283
Plug-Oil
699721
Kit-Idle Speed
694918
OPin-Float Hinge
698537
OVaive-FIoat Needle
699808
Valve-Choke
698784
699820
699814
699802
699807
699810
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
130
131
133
137
141
146
165
187
187A
188
192
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
250
252
265
267
276
287
304
305
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
363
383
385
387
404
405
431
445
447
447A
699809
699812
694914
698781
699811
690979
693148
699799
691049
690960
690083
692909
691019
699805
691021
691022
698231
690412
698761
691048
690718
691035
690957
690956
691024
695134
695410
690960
695277
691005
497595
690323
497608
691059
691060
691061
691043
699823
691062
690966
690960
808656
690442
697820
699806
499486
691003
690960
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
QGasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
Key-Timing
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel
Line-Fuel (Molded)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed Idle
Link-Throttle
Bracket-Choke Control
Link-Choke
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Filter-Fuel
Retainer-Breather
Collector-Oil
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
+Washer-Sealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Motor-Starter
Bolt
(Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Spark Plug
Set-Engine Gasket
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Back Plate)
Elbow-Intake
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
1:
+
DESCRIPTION
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273780
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 407577,TYPE NUMBER 0283-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
467
474
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
691
695
697
703
718
726
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
797A
798
801
802
803
842
847
851
865
865A
865B
868
691008
696459
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
692034
690552
690553
690311
691009
95162
698290
691045
690960
695414
66538
690958
691215
690657
693149
690372
691010
690959
499612
690980
690328
696999
693058
691039
698330
691029
693167
697890
691283
691286
693757
691031
499602
493880
691012
691014
691015
690968
DESCRIPTION
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
• Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bushing-Governor Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
O Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
,Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Bracket-Fuel Pump
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Screw (Rocker Arm)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
,Seal-Dipstick/Tube
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
.+ Seal-Valve
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
877
914
918
929
943
947
965
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1013
1017
1019
1022
1023
1023A
1024
1026
1026A
1027
1029
1035
1036
1051
1054
1058
1059
1070
1090
1095
1100
1119
1127
1329
1330
393456
Wire/Connector-Alternator
691127
Screw (Rocker Cover)
694000
Hose-Vacuum
691003
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
690589
,SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
699728
Solenoid-Fuel
499613
Cover-Oil Pump
273638
Filter-Pre Cleaner
499788
Cover-Air Cleaner
699502
Bowl-Float
699815
Gasket Set-Carburetor
699813
OSeaI-Throttle Shaft
499603
Fan-Flywheel
690954
Nipple-Oil Filter
690770
Screen-Oil Pump
690103
Kit-Label
690971
,+Gasket-Rocker Cover
499599
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1)
499600
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2)
499054
Pump-Oil
690981
Rod-Push(Steel)
690982
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
492932
Filter-Oil
690972
Arm-Rocker
691042
Shaft-Pump
695704
Label-Emission
691265
Ring-Retaining
280275
Cable-Tie
275475
Owner's Manual
698516
Kit-Screw/Washer
691674
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
691293
Retainer-Brush
699822
Gasket Set-Valve
690973
Pivot-Rocker Arm
691183
Screw (Alternator)
695407
Screw (Float Bowl)
407577-0025Replacement
Engine
273521
Repair Manual
-Q
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
_:
+
DESCRIPTION
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
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SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.
Make
turns your
gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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