Craftsman 917.272056 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
16.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.272056
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Llne
5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.conYcraftsman
Warranty ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Product Specifications ..........................
Assembly ..............................................
Operation ............................................
Maintenance Schedule ......................
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3
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Maintenance ....................................... 17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ............................................... 27
Troubleshooting ................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................ 32
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED'FWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning
your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home
warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only
while this product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the dding 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
debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA'rFERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warrarity service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman riding equipment
to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructions in the manual and on the
control and tipaver accidents, which can
machine before starting.
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
• Only. allow responsible adults, who are
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
the machine.
mew it.
• Clear the area of ob ects such as
DO:
rocks, toys, w re, etc., wh ch could be
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
picked up and thrown by the blade.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other
limbs, etc.
people before mowing. Stop machine
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
if anyone enters the area.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
• Never carry passengers.
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absoUse slow speed. Choose a low gear so
lutely necessary. Always look down
that you will not have to stop or shift
and behind before and while backing.
while on the slope.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
Follow the manufacturer's recommendirection and do not point it at anyone.
dations for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without
weights to improve stability.
either the entire grass catcher or the
Use extra care with grass catchers or
guard in place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before turning.
the stability of the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
and gradual Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
changes in speed or direction.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
• Stop engine before removing grass
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
catcher or unclogging chute.
down the slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
• Do not turn on slopes unless necesunder the influence of alcohol or drugs.
sary, and then, turn slowly and gradu• Watch for traffic when operating near or
ally downhill, if possible.
crossing roadways.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
• Use extra care when loading or
embankments. The mower could
unloading the machine into a trailer or
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
truck.
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
caves in.
_/aearsand above, are involved in a
• Do notmow on wet grass. Reduced
rge percentage of riding mowertraction could cause sliding.
related in uries. These operators
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
sbeu d eva uate their ability to operate
putting your feet on the ground.
the riding mower safely enough to
• De not use grass catcher on steep
protect themselves and others from
slopes.
serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris b_ld-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debde which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or stodeg the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
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.
• 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 intedere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be alert and 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.
• Remove obstacles such as recks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTIONI!! BECOMEALERTH! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_ CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. "_res can lose traction with
the ground and cause you 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.
A_LWARNING: 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.
CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOUNE
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE 10W30 (ABOVE
32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS
W/OFILTER: 3.5 PINTS
API-SF-SJ):
)IL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION RC12YC
GAP: .040")
_,ROUND SPEED
FORWARD:
MPH):
1sT
1.2
2"0
1,5
3RD
2,4
4 TM
3,5
5 TM
4.8
6TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1.5
I'tRE PRE.SSUBE:FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3A'I-I'EFlY:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5AMPS HE.ADUGHTS
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U1 R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-_.'.'.'.'.'.'.35
FT, LBS.
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
•(_.WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an interoal combust_ engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
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 qualil_edservice 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".
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Steering
WheelInsert
Steering Wheel
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
washer
1) Lock 3/8
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Locknut
5/16-18
Steering
Boot
t
J_
Extension
Shaft
teering
SteeringAdapter
Wheel
Seat
(_Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
tl
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Video Cassette
Your
new tractor
has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure sate 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.
(t) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
W hor
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 REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2, Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATrACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
_ghten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steedng 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.
Hex Bolt
6. Assemble large flat
washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective matedals 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 UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BA'n'ERY
1, Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door,
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).
Label
SeE
Terminal
Batter
Door
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 bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer toosely. 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.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instructionbelow to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
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 gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position,
4, Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIMETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
•(_WARNING: Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Stad the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and piece gearshift lever in
neutral position.
lO.Tum ignition key to "OFF" position,
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat Pan_ulder
Flat Washer
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CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of muleher 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.
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise end hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
/CHECKLIST
Mulcher
Plate
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
Shield
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is propedy 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-siderfront-to-rear for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/ Engine oil is at proper level.
/ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
4" 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.
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place, Your mower is new ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
&
BATrERY
CAUTION
OR
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
WARNING
ENG,NEON
ENa,NEOFF
O,LPnESSUnE
uo._eoNo%._.P
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER
HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
DANGER,
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
KEEP HANDS
AND FEET
MOWER
LIFT
L
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
UNLOCKED
(SEE SAFETY
PARKING
SLOPE
RULES
BRAKE
HAZARDS
SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaticModels only)
AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
ignition Switch
Attachment
Clutch
Light Switch
Lift
Ammeter
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
Attachment
Uft Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATrACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
A'FrACHMENT 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.
GEARSHIFT LEVER * Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTrLEJCHOKE CONTROL- Used
for starting and controning engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
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 oft the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
AttachmentClutchLever
"Engaged"Position
Throttle/
Choke
Brake
Brake
shift
Lever
Posi_on
STOPPING
Position
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzed
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
_cpping tractor on grass areas.
AUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT; Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shitting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
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.
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 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 fiat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
Gauge
Wheel
.
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Shoulder
FLUJ, F °"
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment
ClutchLever_
Attachemnt
"Engaged""_/_;_ _} o/Lift
LeverHigh
Position
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PosilJ
on
Position
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
.ACAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
A'rrACHMENTS
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 STARTINGTHE
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. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick;wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the
cap onto the tube. Remove and read
oil level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operationyou should
change oil for easier starting(See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
Fill Cap/
Dipstick
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane, (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
msura good cold weather starting.
_JlLWARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine
and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season, See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
_k or permanent damage may occur.
CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the enginefor the firsttimeor if
the engine has run out offuel, if will take extra
cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the
engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutoh,'brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before_ng,
read the warm and
cold startingprocedures below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute. If
the engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttlecontrol to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine stilldoes not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50' F and
above)
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
* The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
15
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50' F and
below)
6. When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a highaltitude(above 3000 feet)
or in ooldtemperaturos(below32 F) the
carburetorfuelm_'turemay need to be
adjusted for best engine performance. See
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service
and Adjustments sectionof this manual.
MOWlNGTIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See 'q'O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This win result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively high;
the second to the desired height.
• 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 tow 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.
MULCHING MOWINGTIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recur
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
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MAINTENANCESCHEDULE
--tLL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
;ERVICE
Ch_k BrakeOpera,on
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b/
V'
c_._ 1hr.p.,=.,,o
I/
Check Operator Presence and
interlock Systems
I/
Check for Loose Fasteners
II/
Sh_rp_JRep_ace Mower BI_
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Check
sa,ery
Lev_
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DATES
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Cie_ Ba_e_yandTerml.a_
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Check Transaxle Cooling
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Adjust Bade Belt(8) Tension
b/s
A_ust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tea, ion
/s
Change En_ne ON
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Clean Air Rltet
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Clean Air Screen
1#12
II/
Inspect Muhk_r/Spark Atrester
Replace C_IRffer (11equipped)
11_12
Ck_an Engine Coo_ingFins
(I/_
Reptace Spa_k Plug
II/
Replace Air Rl_er Paper Cartridge
1_2
It/
Replace Fuel F]lter
GENERAL
if
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on thistractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence, To receive full value
from the warranty,operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to propedy maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better end last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4, Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
CHART
Zerk
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Beadng
Zerk
]
Bearing Zerk
I
--_
......
_ shift
_ Pivots
_)SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL
(_GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
_)REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
17graphite type lubricant sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" 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
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Trailing
Blade
Star._,
EdgoU
._._
Lock Washer_."_
"_
Center V
Hole
_
_._
_'__._.
Mandrel
_{'-.,
"_f J,_ Assembly
_Hex
Bolt (Grads)_/-_ _
*A Grade 8 heattreatedbolt canbe identified
bysix lineson the bolthead.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balaocer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
Center HOISJ /
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
attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades,
2, Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
o%,n
P
Blade
BA'rrERY
Yourtractor 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.
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• 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 chocking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BA'I-I'ERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leek"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
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. Cleen 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
manua0.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quahty detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
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 cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstickfor
checking level Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading. Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
Oil DrainValve
Closed
_ra;
Tube
_-n_°_dsktie
_
Cap
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
operation or at least once a year if the
compressed air to remove dirt and
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
stubborn dded gum fibers.
year.
CLEAN AIR INTAKFJCOOLING AREAS
Check the crankcase oil level before
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
starting the engine and after each eight
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
external surfaces of the engine are kept
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
19clean 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.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season, Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knob and cover.
2. Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
TO SERVICE PRE-CEEANER
3. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
4. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
5. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
6. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartddge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
7. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned
and oiled) over the paper cartridge.
8. Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
_ver Knob
Air Cleaner
_.
Nut
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual
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. Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this
section of this manual, through step
remove drain plug).
2. Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter,
3. Apply a thin coating of new engine oil
to the rubber gasket on replacement
oil fitter.
4. Install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the filter
adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn.
5. Fill crankcase with new oil (See "TO
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section
of this manual). For approximate
capacity see "PROOUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
6. Start the engine and check for oil
leaks. Correct any leaks before
placing engine into full operation.
Oil Filter
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 propedy positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
rUob e,
Cleaner __
sA_reen(_2_
I_/_r
Cleaner
k Paper Cartridge
Air Cleaner
Base
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark attester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
Clam_
Fuel Filter_
2O
Clamp
_
CLEANING
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
all foreign
i of
Clean
engine,matter.
battery, seat, finish, etc.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of a_l gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
_k CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key =OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped•
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
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 lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar oft and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
Small RetainerSpring
IMPORTANT: if an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Clutch S
Retainer
Anti-Sw_
Collar
Housing Guide
Large
(Both Sides)
Bracket
Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower white tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are propedy inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
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.
BottomEdgeof
Mowerto Ground
\
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To tower front of mower loosen nut "E"
an 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 "P
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D"is 1/8" to 1/2" tower
at front than rear, tighten nut "P against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
BottomEdge of
Mowerto Ground
/
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL
IN LENGTH
Suspension
Arm
Uft Link
•Nut "E"
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside.If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower wilt 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"
tower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Front
Links
22
Trunnion
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
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 ='1"O
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Idler
WEH
PARKING
BRAKE"ENGAGED"
Nut "A"
_=
Nut
perating
Arm
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pun belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Mandre
Pulley
TO 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 six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress crutch]brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2". loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
2"3
Engine_.__
Pulley
Clutching.------Idler
Stationary-"
Idler
P°l,oy
_-
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position,
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely,
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
GearshiftLever
Neutral LockGate
AdjustmentBolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor, tf damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1, E_lockup axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On roar wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely Jnaxle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer, Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Washe_
Retaining
Axle
Cover
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
_CAUTION;
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries,
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system,
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to shod
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the ether end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from beth batteries.
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Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Positive (Red) Cable
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BATI'ERY
=_I,CAUTION: DO not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
Negative (Black)
Cable
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
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractorto 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-infuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
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. To replace, reverse above procedure.
Ba_er
Door
or
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ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-read 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 from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed contrdl bracket are
aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw.
Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
In (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles
and seats in carburetor may result if
turned in too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
1. Be sure you have a dean air filterand the
throne control cable is adjustedproperty
(see above).
2. Start angine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjusf_ents with engine
running and shift/mofion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
3. Idle seesd ,,_tlJno- W_lhthrottle control
lever in slow position, engine should idle
at 1750 RPM. If engine idles tooslow or
fast, turn idle speed adjusfing screw in or
out until oorrect idle is attained.
4. Idle fuel needlesettJno- With throttle
contn_ lever in slow position, turn idle fuel
adjustment needle In (clockwise) until
engine begins to die and then rum out
(counterclockwise) until engine runs
rough. Turn needle to a point midway
between those two positions.
5. Recheck idle speed. Readjustif necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST 6. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fastposition. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test
and continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Clamp
Screw_
Speed Control _']
Bracket
Cable
IdleSpeed
Adjusting_
Idle
Fuel
Adjusting
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I
immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
ore.
_,CAUTION:
Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
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.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor,fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experianca indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
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).
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.
27
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter,
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.• Carburetor
Loose or damaged
wiring.
out of adjustment
10.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
6.
7.
8.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
StaJe or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring.
6. Check all wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. ClutchYorake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3, Weak or dead battery.
9. Faultyoperatorpresence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4,
5+
6,
7.
Blown fuse•
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8, Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
B. Check all wiring.
_. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
Enginewillnot
turn over
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.
Weak or dead battery,
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace batter
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter,
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower,
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/didy oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11.Dirty engine air screan/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14.Carburator 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).
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil leveVchange oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gaooline and replace fuel
filter.
10,Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
t 2.Cleanireplece muffler.
13.Check all wiring,
14,See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center,
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten toose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Englnecontlnues
torun
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt,
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
_eadlight(s) not
Norklng
[if so equipped)
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned
out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
i4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires'
when turning
engine"OFF"
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler puUey.
4. Replace blade mandrel
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replece/sharpen blade,
Tighten blade bolt.
7, Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.Improper blades used.
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual,
11.Clean around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Poorgrass
discharge
Battery will not
sharge
1. Remove obstruction.
1. Turn switch "ON".
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s),
3. Check/replace light switch.
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
3O
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
SCHEMATIC
-
lqllqt
-
BATTERY
AMMETER
SOLENOID
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
_E
, _
CLUTCH I BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
_
L
,
_
....
STARTER
_
I
•
'
SPARK
UN,T
_
PLUGaAp
O--O
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR
EQUIPPEDWITH
IGNITION
SWITCH
IS
ASPECIAL
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED
TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED* AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DrM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
WIRING
INSULATED
_
__l
RELAY
_
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT. THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
31
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
81
163465
74760412
156417
161343
17,5688
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
160784
175566
140403
178440
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
109748X
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd l/4-2Ounc x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch, Intedock
Harness Asm LightW/4152j
Buro Ught #1156
Cable BattePj 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wirered
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" bl_ck
Switch Plunger Normal Op Olive
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt B]k, Fin Hex 114-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover Termioal Red
Soionoid
Ammeter Rectangular 16 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
RelayAsm
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
26
12
13
o'
',0
g
3
-.
2041
74
34
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
211
206
207
208
212
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174619
176554
17060612
155272
1_08337X013
STD633710
155927
145660
172107)(010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STCE41437
178987X558
1552.17X599
175692X558
13_976
17490508
175710
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
150127
72140606
154798
STD541437
158112
17060620
165867
154966
175582
156524
155123X428
145212
170165
17670508
17670606
165919
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood_ash
Dash
Bo;t, Caniage 3/6.16x3/4
Panel, Dash, LH.
Clip Tinnerman Gdlte p/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrot 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
WaSher 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Gdlle/Lens Asm
Lens. Gdlle
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16.18 x 1/2
pivot Bracket A_sembly. Rear
Nut LoCk w/Insert 1/4-20 UND
W_sher 9132x718x16Ga.
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Duut Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
DaShLower STLT
NutCrownk_ck 3/8016UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh Stl P930
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
CuphoiderStlt131ack
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Bolt Shoulder 3/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tytt
Screw Thdrol 3/6-16 x 1/2
InSert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
-- MODELNUMBER
917.272056
GROUND
DRIVE
57
197
62
156
5
18
6
26 27
36
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.272056
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52.
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
........
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
146682
Spdng, Return, Brake
123666X
Pulley, Transaxle
12000028
Ring, Retainer
121520X
Strap, Torque
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
165866
Red Shi8er Fender STLT
STD561210 Pin, Coffer
105701X
Washer, Shift Plate
74550412
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
10040400
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
S't_541431
Nut Lock Hx W/ins 5/1 6-18 x Gr.5
STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1 Dr. 5
STD541437 Nut
1(To903X
Knob
130804
Rod, Brake
ST[To41237 Nut
106888X
Spring, Brake Red
STITo51037 Washer
ST0561210
Pin
175765
Red, Parking Brake
71673
Cap, Parking Brake
169592
Bracket, Transaxle
STD523107 Bolt
175578
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
120183X
Beadng, Nylon
STD551062 Washer
STDo"71810 RonPin
165936
Putley, Idler, Flat
74760648
Bolt
175461
Spacer, Split
175556
Keeper, Belt, Idler
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 12Ca.
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
154407
BeUcrank Clutch Grad Dry Stl
123265X
Retainer, Beft
STD523715 Bolt
$3_541437
NutCrownLock3/8-16UNC
$313541431 Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
105710X
Link, Clutch
1057C9X
Spring, Clutch Return
ST[To23712 Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16 x 1-1/4
130601
V-Belt, Ground Drive
169691
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
17(Ta(_12
Screw 3/6-16 x 3/4
8883R
Cover, Pedal
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
2(_
212
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1ol/4 x 16 Ca.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32x3/4x16Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding, Wsh Hd 1/4
RetainerSpringl"
Washer 9/32x3/4x10Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.CO
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Unc
Eolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
SpacerRetainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ca.
Washer Srded 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 5/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/1 6-15 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
KeeperBeltTransaxleGear
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8 ID
Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd
Belt Carr. SH 5/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Nut Flange Lock
175410
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
158391)<428
124346X
STD624003
19_91210
127285X
72140608
73900600
74490540
175456
19133210
1660(}2
165589
165494
721404(6
736804CO
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
173898
169613
169593
72110612
146212
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.272056
STEERING ASSEMBLY
+/"
J
38
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
139768
154427
169640
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
ST1_41537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
S3_541431
74780520
S'rD523710
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169e35
13,3835
177118
175553
DESCRIPTION
SteedngWheel
Axle Assembly STM p Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, Steedng Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange LOck
Shaft Assembly, Sleeting
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/3 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 5/4
Pin Cotter
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3,'8 x 12 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steedng Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering LR.LT
Cap,Spindle
Fitting, Grease
NutLockHexw/tns.
5/16-18UN0
Bolt Fin Hex 5/18-18 UNC x 1-1/4
BO11,Fin Hex 3/3-16 UNC x 1Gr 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHO Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steedng ASm
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
Bolt Shoulder 7/18-20
Ciip
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272056
ENGINE
OPTIONAL
Spark
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
170548
17720410
3
......
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
174667
12-041-03
148456
ST[To51237
16_37
137180
1092__X
15899O
123487X
EQUIPMENT
Arrester
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Koh_erModel CV460-26509
Muffler
Gasket
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer
Shield BrWDbr Guard
Arreslor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented
Clamp, Hose
KEY
NO.
37
38
44
"i37040
148315
17670412
45
46
7"/
80
81
101
105
17000612
19091416
19101216
747605_1
73510400
M73030800
17120616
NOTE:
40
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Line, Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Uric x 1/2
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Nut Flange M8-1.25 NoP,*LkZinc
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
All component dimensions given in U+S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.272056
SEAT
ASSEMBLY
_j7
5
6
J
i
2
I
I
5
i
i
i
16
I
_12
25
11
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140123
140551
7111 C616
19131610
145006
ST[To41437
124181X
17(_0616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3,/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
PART
NO,
121248X
7L:_o0412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
S'F[To41431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20xl -1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Z_nc
Swing Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Rg Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w,qns 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-5/16 X12Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
DECALS
13
10
11
20
8
\
12
14
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
5
7
8
9
10
156368
171762
171698
171699
138047
13.3644
177368
172331
163204
156439
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Decal,Replacement
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, LH.
DeCal, Battery
Decal, Customer Maintenance
Decal, HP Engine
Decal. MowerSrs
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
11
12
13
14
20
- -----
1773_5
146045
177336
160396
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
17_208
179209
Decal, Hood Side
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, D_sh Panel
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
PadFOOtrestRHSTLT
Owner% ManusJ, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
904014
1C_108X427
122082)(
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F TS 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Be_'icg Flange
Rim Asm 5"rear While Servica
Tire R Ts 20 X 10-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Ser/ice
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz, tube)
WHEELS &TIRES
5,1
4*10
11
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch =25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER 917.272056
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
5
11
12
159471
105767X
1Z_00C_Z
19211621
120183X
125631X
1:_P_65X
139865
139866
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/
Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
W_sher 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Beadng Nylong
GripHandleFluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R,H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
15
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173_88
733,508G0
130171
73800800
139868
163552
169865
7_
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut .Jam Hex 1/2-13 uric
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
ArmSuspensionMower
Retainer Spring
Bearing. Pvt, Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.272056
MOWER DECK
19
21
10
'--
"=
44
118_
MOWER
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
$1_333107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
22
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52.
53
54
55
56
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.272056
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
$1_624008
Retainer Spdug
130832
Arm, Suspension, Rear
85_857
Boff, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
STC551137 Washer, Lock
142296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
. Shaft Assembly, Mandrel
128774
Housing,Mandrel,Vented
110485X
Beadng, Bail, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-16 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
$1_541431
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spdng, Torsion, Deflector
110452)(
Nut, Push
13gg68X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
157722
Screw ThdrolWasher Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
PuEley,Mandrel
137266
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
STO533717 Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
STD551C37 Washer 13"32x13"16x16Ga.
ST1_41437
Nut Crowniock 3/6-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
STD624003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Rorl 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grede 5
ST[To41410 Locknut
139888
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
50
67
68
22
101
102
1G3
104
106
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
122
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
141043
149646
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
S_1110
16079_
2gg9J
155197
155198
17060514
73510500
72110504
48_8H
165746
739306_0
19121414
143723
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
1_
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169(_2
165898
19091216
169670
16,9676
169674
169675
169671
169672
16_o69
17720410
72140614
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/16-18 Uric
Nut Keps 5#16-18 Unc
Bolt Cart 5/16-Unc x 1/2
Bolt Shoulder
WheelGauge Std
Nut Centedock 3'8-16 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Bracket Extruded Gauge Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 15/16 x 12Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 5/6-16UNC xl
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Boff Cardage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 31'8"Type B
Spdng Retainer
Spnng Retention Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 3"4
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 6-10, 16-15, 31 and 32)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
lS7
47
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY
NO.
PARr
NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
7783(;9
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
79'2079
79'2073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
79ft075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Tmnsaxle Cover
Needle Beadng 5/8"
Trans_xle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Red & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Ddve Pin
Spacer 1,130 X ,695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spdng .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 ID x,031W
Thrust Washer ,762 ID x.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x.031W
Anti-Rotafton Washer .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer ,750 ID x .056W
(Use AS Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x ,062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer ,312 IO x .059W
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
83
86
87
150
157
180
900
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
778338
792154
788089A
78809_A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer ,2625 x 1,0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15/16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (t 3 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Fiat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer ,890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x 058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x ,5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9/16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement
MST - 206-545C Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER26509
YLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND
BREATHER
I
,--,l
48
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
CYLINDER
HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
25-351-01-S
12-755-94-S
3
4
5
12-411-03-S
12-041-08-S
12-017-01-S
12-017-02-S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12-016-01-S
12-016-02-S
X-75-23-S
12-318-36oS
25-186-01 -S
12-599-03-S
M-640034-S
12
13
14
15
16
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
Lifter, valve (2)
Kit. cylinder head
(Includes 3-17,Gaskets
12
041 Ot-S (Qty. 2),
12 041 O2-S, & 12 041
03-S)
R_I, push (2)
Gasket, cylinder head
Valve, intake (Std.)
Valve, intake (.25)
1
2
12-032-03-S
3
4
12-445-02-S
M-839025-S
5
6
24-380-13-S
12-755-49-S
7
8
12-08g-31-S
12-422-08-S
12-422-O9-S
12-422-10-S
12-089-01-S
12-173-01-S
12-755-03-S
12-468-05-S
12-112-13-S
Valve,
exhaust Std.)
Vave, exhaust
.25)
Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8"
Cylinder Head
Arm, rocker (2)
Pivot, rocker arm (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M6xL0x04 (2)
Spring, valve (2)
Cap, valve spring 2
Kit, retainer (2
Washer, plain 13/32"
Spacer, head bolt exhaust
9
12-144-28-S
17
12-086-15-S
port
Screw,
10
12-874-01-S
18
19
20
25 237 14-S
12-326-03+S
M-645020-S
21
22
12-096-07-S
M-545010-S
23
24
12-018-01-S
12-402-02-S
M10X1.5X81
Clamp,
hose }5 /
Hose, breather
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x20
5)
Cover, rave w/nppe
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x10
Retainer, breather reed
Reed, breather
DESCRIPTION
hex. ftange
t2-422-11-S
12-422-12-S
12-422+13-S
12-422-07-S
14
15
16
17
18
19
12-874-02-S
12-874-03-S
12 018 02-S
12-108-01-S
12-108-02-S
12-108-03-S
12-067-11-S
12-067-12-S
12-380-01+S
12-043-05-S
M-631005-S
12-144-02-S
52-139-09-S
12-755-64-S
20
21
22
23
X-25-102-S
12-032-01-S
M-631015-S
12+154-05-S
11
12
13
DESCRIPTION
Seal, crank.shah
Block, cylinder
Use Short BlOCk 12 522
50
Strap,
tng
Screw, hex+ flange
M8xl.25x25
Dowel, locating (4)
_t, camshaft (Includes
7,8)
S ring, actuatin
SKim,_ camshaft _.._A.R.)blue
Shim, camshaft/A.R./red
Shim, camshaft
.R.
_lallow
:Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
_reen
him, camshaft (A.R. gray
Sh m, camshaft A.R.
black
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
white
Shaft, balance
Piston w/Ring Set (Std.)
(Includes
11,12)
Piston w/Ring
w/Ring Set
Set }.2,_/
Piston
.
Retainer, piston pin (2)
Ring Set (Std+)
Ring Set (.25)
Ring Set .50)
Connecting
Rod (Std.)
Connecting
Rod (.25)
Pin, governor regulating
Gear, governor
Washer, plain 6 mm
Shaft, governer gear
Plug, cup
Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip
(Includes 23)
Washer, plain 1/4"
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 6 mm
Clip, hitch pin
NOTE:
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
given in U.S+
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
IGN[TION/ELEC_R]CAL
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BLOWER
HOUSING
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\
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AND
9
BAFFLES
I
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o- MODEL NUMBER 917.272056
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
12-086-14"S
2
3
4
12-468-03-S
24-162-03-S
25-g86-47-S
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8"
Screen grass
Bolt, shoulder M6x
1
2
3
4
5
12-281-01-S
25-341-03-S
12-096-24-S
12-083-12-S
12-100-08-S
Duct, air
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Precteanar, element
Wing Nut
6
7
"t2-O83-10_S
12-743-12-S
8
9
12-032-11-S
12-094-07-S
10
12-072-04-S
11
12-086-01-S
12
12-041-02-S
K_t,(iai_ cleaners,
7, 8)element
Fncludesiltar,
element (,ncludes
5, 8)
Seal 1-7/t 6"
Base, air cleaner (Includes
10, 11)
Stud, mounting plate
M6xt.0x75
Screw, #tO Hi-Lo thread
forming (2)
Gasket, atr cleaner
.0x16
_a_Z;
n
56
X-42-15-S12"157-06"S
Key
7
12-025-37-S
Flywheel
8
12-155-09-S
Connector
9
M-548025-S
Screw hex. sap
MSxO.8x25 (2
10
12-085-10-S
Stator- 3 amp
11
M-545020-S
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.Sx20 (2)
S ark Plug
1B17 X-726-'_-$12"132"02"S
C_, cabte 1,2)
19
M-545010-S
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0
2)
20
12.584-04-S
Module, Ignit on
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 "_54 06-S
12 454 03-S
12-518-35-S
BLOWER
HOUSING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
M°545010-S
2
3
4
24-468-10-S
12-146-07-S
M-550010-S
5
6
7
8
9
24-096-05-S
12-027-55-S
12-063-18-S
25-154-02-S
12°086-37-S
10
t 1
12-063-20-S
M-645016-S
12
12o063-19-S
NOTILLUSTRATED
M-541050-S
12 09640-S
12 141 01-S
Cl_p (2)
Tie, wire
Lead white (36" - 18
gauge - fully insulated
push on tab and
unfflsulated socket
terminals)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-113-53-S
Decal,
air cleaner
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches "_ir_h = 25.4 mm
& BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0
(4)
Washer, plain 1/4"
Plate, blower housing
Sctew, hax. gange
MSx0.8xt0
Cover, pinion
Housin_h blower
Baffle, retake side
Clip, mounting (3)
Screw, captive washer
MSx0.8x20 (3)
Baffle cylinder head
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.0x16
(2)
Baffle, cylinder
Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8
Cover (goes over rectifierregulator hole in blower
housing)
Retainer, ring (2) (secures
cover 12 096 40-S to
housing)
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER 26509
STARTING
SYSTEM
I
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CONTROLS
1
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t
/
2
m
3--
_
--6
$
11
!OIL PAN I LUBRICATION
I
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7
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV460, TYPE NUMBER26509
STARTING
ENGINE
SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
M-839070-S
2
25-098-04-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
12-755-39-S
12-227o03-S
12-170-04-S
12-755-39-S
12-243-04-S
12-086-20oS
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M8xl.25x70
(2)
Starter assembly (IncLudes
3-8)
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, drive parts
Cap, commutator end
Screw, hex. flange (2)
OIL PAN/LUB RICATION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
12-038-01-S
2
3
4
5
6
25-755-13-S
12-153-03-S
12-153-02-S
12-123-04-S
M-645025-S
7
8
9
10
12-153-01-S
25-162-07-S
12-096-03-S
M-545016-S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
25-462-09-S
12-050-01-S
X-75-10-S
12-393-01-S
12-153-06°S
12-096-34-S
M-545016-S
18
19
12-032-03-S
20
24-086-16-S
24-086-17-S
21
12-199-56-S
DESCRIPTION
CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
12-079-11-S
12-237-01-S
24-086-43-S
M-664020-S
9
12-536-10-S
6
M-443029-S
7
M-443020-S
8
9
10
11
12-089-11-S
12-089-23-S
12-089-24-S
12-755-83-S
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-100-07-S
52-211-04oS
12-090-28-S
25-158-08-S
12-079-10-S
25-158-11-S
Dipstick assembly
Includes 2-3)
Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
O-Ring, oil fill cap
O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
Tube, oil fill
Screw, he:<. flange
M6x1.0x25
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Screen, oil plickup
Cover, oil pickup screen
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
Valve, oil pressure relief
Filter, oil
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8"
Pump, oil
O-Ring, oil pump cover
Cover, oil pump
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16 (;3)3
Seal, oil (RT.O. end)
Screw, hex. flan e
M8xl.25x45
(11_
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Assembl ,Pan, oil
11,14-1_
(Ind.
DESCRIPTION
Linkage, choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, hex. flange
Screw, lobed socket
M6xl.0x20 (2)
Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6-9)
Screw, pan head
M4x0.7x25
Screw, pan head
M4x0.7x20
Spring, choke (2)
Spring, choke return
Spring, governor
K=t, governorlever
(Includes 12-14)
Nut, hex flange 1/4-20
Bolt, I/4-20x1"
Lever, governor
Bushing, throttle linkage
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 turn
53
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--MODELNUMBER
917.272056
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV460,
TYPENUMBER
26509
CRANKSHAFT
EXHAUST_
I
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3
$
FUELSYSTEM
I
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!
_._/11
'_:/_"i
3 -`0
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FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
M-641060-S
X-22-11-S
M-629116-S
12-853-115-S
5
6
12-041-02-S
12-053-115
7
S
9
10
11
12
12-041-01-S
12-265-06-S
25 237 14-S
25-353-10-S
25-050-02-S
47-154-01-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
M-561010-S
12-757-02-S
12-757-33-S
12-757-03-S
12-454-03-S
12-518-37-S
CRANKSHAFT
DESCRIPTION
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0(2)
Washer, lock 1/4"
Stud M6xl.0x116 (2)
Kit, carburetor w/gasket
(Includes 5,6.7 qty 1)
Gasket, air cleaner
Carburetor assembly
(For informationonly not
available separately)
(SerAce with: Kit, float 12
757 02-S,KIt, solenoid
repair 12-757-33-S,
Kit repair 12-757-03-S
Gasket, carburetor 2
Deflector, heat
Clamp, hose (2)
Line, fuel 9"
Filter, fuel in-line
Clip cable
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
12-014-57-S
25-139-27-S
Crankshaft
Plug, cup
(Includes 2)
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
25-072-04-S
12-041-03-S
12-126-11-S
12-445-06-S
M-645025-S
12 522 50
12-755-93-S
DESCRIPTION
Stud, MSx1.25x33 (2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange
M6xLOx25 (2)
Short Block
Gasket Set
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven In U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Screw, thread forming
M5x0.8xl0
Kit, float
Kit, solenoid repair
}<it, repair
Tie cable
Lead, red, 37" - 20 gauge
- un nsuatud socket and
insulated socket terminals)
55
56
57
58
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