Craftsman 917.271080 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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16.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No
917.271080
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
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CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
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For answers to your questions
about this product,Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman
Website: www, sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ........... :..................................... 2
Safety Rules ..,..._.;;:.:-,,._ ....................... 2
Product Specifications ........................... 5
AssembLy..:........ ._.....:i_..:: ...................... 8
Operation ......i: ....... _:...._........................ 11
Maintenance SchedUle ......................... 18
LIMITEDTWO
Maintenance ......................................... 18
Service and Adjustments ...................... 22
Storage ................................................. 28
Troubleshooting ....................... ; ............ 29
Repair Parts ......................................... 34
Pads Ordering ....................... Back Cover
YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repail" o1_replace free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
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This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement or:repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in
the owner's manual.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home warranty
' service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from
the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the
date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply). This
warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. 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
GENERAL
OPERATION
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
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• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or ifyou feel uneasy on
it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
* Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
•/Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do nottum on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mo_ on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Donottrytostabilizethemachineby
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence o! 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 o! 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
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running.Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a dosed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment botts, tight and keep equipment in good concr_on.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debds build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
stodng.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
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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 pads,
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 sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not
_,Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTIONl!! BECOME AWARE!!f YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
A, WARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction_disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• Donotturnonslopesunlessnecessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
_LCAUTION: 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.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOUNE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
125 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OIL TYPE
SAE 10W30
_,PI-SF/SG/SH):
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructionswill enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES'.
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W30
MAINTENANCEAGREEMENT
(below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER: 4.0 PINTS
W/O FILTER: 3.5 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
_AP: .040")
Champion
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RC12YC
• 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.
_ALVE CLEARANCE: NOTADJUSTABLE
3ROUND
SPEED
FORWARD:
0 - 5.5
IMPH):
REVERSE:
0- 2.4
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT.' 14 PSI
I_IEAR: 10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
15 AMPS @ 3600RPM
BATTERY:
AMP/HR: 30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS.
RESPONSIBILITIES
,AWARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
Califomia 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 Authorized Service
Center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a Craftsman 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 your
nearest Sears Authorized Service Center.
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PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE
(1) Large Rat Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
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(1) Lockwasher
3/8
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18x 1-1/4
@
(1) Shoulder Bolt
5116-t 8
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(1) Knob
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
6
(1) Locknut
5/16-18
PARTS BAG CONTENTS SHOWN FULL SIZE
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(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
Washers #10
(2) Lock
(2) Weld
Nuts
#10
3/16 x 3/4 x 16
(2) Washers
Gauge
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Parts packet separately in carton
Parts Bag contents not shown full size
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Seat
Video
(2) La_h Hook
Assemblies
4_
ca'_ett'_e_
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Mulcher
Plate ,,//
Steering
Wheallnsed
Steering Wheel
Adapter
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(2) Keys
3
Steering
Wheel
teedng
T7
Slope Sheet
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Manual
Parts Bag
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Steenng
Extension
Sha_
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Yournewtractorhas been
assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) 3/4" Socket w/
(1) Pliers
drive ratchet
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Phillips Screw(1) Utility knife
driver
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or lefthand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
CARTON
TRACTOR
.._.._._- Insert
_%_---._ 3/8 Hex Bolt
-_"-"-Washer
Steering Wheel
_
Boot
5/
FROM
Lnw=,
Steering __
Shaft
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sx
ab
Slots
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• Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that maypuncture tires
where tractor is to roll offskid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT:
Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs, torque.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
ment
itshighest
Press lift
liftlever
lever toplunger
and position.
raise attachRelease parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling
position to disengage transmission (See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in the Operation
section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
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INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointingstraight forward.
• Slide steering wheel adapter onto steering shaft extension.
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Steering
Tabs
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF
SKID
STEERING
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UNPACK CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton (See
page 6).
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
AI"rACH
3/8 Lockwasher
Large Fla_'___;
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Assemble
large fiat
washer,
3/8 lock
osition steering
wheel
so cross
bars
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely.
Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECKBATTERY
• Liftseat panto raisedpositionandopen
batterybox door.
• If this battery is put into service after
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder Bolt
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
Battery
Terminal
Adjustment
Knob
Flat
Washer
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove cardboard pecking on seat pan.
Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
washer
loosely.
Do notknob
tighten.
ssemble
adjustment
and fiat
Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position is
reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down,
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
Ipositlon.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob
securely.
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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 sectoin 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
• Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate
using screw, washer, lock washer, and
weld nut as shown.
NOTE: Preoassemble weld nut to latch
hook by inserting weld nut from the top
with hook pointing down.
• Tighten hardware securely.
• Raise and hold deflector shield in ulP
right position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front of
mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Weld Nut From
Hook Points
The Top
Down
Weld
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_,CAUTION:
Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold guard
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKLIST
Lock
Washer
Screw
Latch
Latch
Nut •
Look Washer
Washer
Mulcher
Plate
Washer
'_._ Screw
Deflector
Shield
.atch Hooks
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PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
_' All assembly instructionshave been
completed,
_/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
v' Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
v' Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best
cutting results. ('13resmust be properly
inflated for leveling).
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
andinside all belt keepers.
Check wiring. See that all connections
are stillsecure and wires are properly
clamped.
Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel contro/is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRAGTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION 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.
,/ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and
"PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual).
These symbols may appear OR your tractor
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
or in literature
supplied
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
IGNITION
FORWARD
with the product.
FAST
SLOW
!
MOWER LIFT
H
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c®
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
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FREEWHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
Switch
Light Switch
Position
Ammeter
Lift Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Freewheel
Control
, Brake
. Motion
Control Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
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ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER: Used to
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Tums the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL: Used to
control engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL:
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
Indicates battery charging (+)
or discharging (-).
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
into the brake position.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL: Disengages
transmission for'pushing
or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
MOTION
CONTROL LEVER: Selects the
speed and direction of the tractor.
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The operationof any tractorcan resultin foreign
objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or
repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
before stopping may cause engine to
=backfire'.
• Turn ignitionkey to "OFF" positionand
remove key.Always removekey when
leavingtractorto preventunauthorizeduse.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignitionswitch
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
_t_pcPingtractor on grass areas.
AUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as descdbed above, before leaving
the operator's position, to empty grass
catcher, etc.
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 motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/brake
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine is
running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in =ENGAGED" position and release pressure
from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in =BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Height
Throttle/Choke
Control
"_
Adjustment
Knob
Attachment Clutch
Lever =Engaged"
=Disengaged"
Brake
=Engaged"
Position
=Brake"
Position
Control Lever
Pedal
=Ddve" Position
"Disengaged"
Position
STOPPING
pedal.
MOWER BLADES -
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position:
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch Lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (C) to raise cuffing
heighL
• Turn knob countemlockwise (O)to
lower cuffing height.
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 approxbnate-and may vary depending upon
soil conditions, height of grass and types
of grass being mowed.
DRIVE-
• To stop ground drive, depress
clutchtbrake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slew position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
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• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches dudng the
Coolseason 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 slightlyoff the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels Withtractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground.
Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole
with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washel', and 3/816 Iocknut and tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
,_,CAUTION: Do not operate the mowe_
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
Attachment Lift
AttachmentclUtch
Lever'_V
"Engaged"
.
ever HighPosition
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O sengaoea'/
7Y
o=°W on
Position
Guard
_O OPERATE ON HILLS
CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hillswith slopes greater than 15° and ck
not drive across any slope. Use the slo_
guide provided at the back of this mand
Choose the slowest speed before st_
ling up or down hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed 0_
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• if stopping is absolutely necessary,
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake
tion and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutr_
position.
Gauge Wheel
IMPORTANT: The motion control leve
Mounting
does not return to neutral (N) poeitlon_
Bracket
when the clutch/brake pedal is depres,,
• To restart movement, slowly releas_
3/8-16
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal
• Slowly move motion control lever to _i
slowest setting.
3/8 Washer
Shoulder • Make all turns Slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
Gaugq
Bolt
When pushing or towing your tractor, 10_,
TO OPERATE MOWER
sure to disengage transmission by placlw
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
freewheel control in freewheeling pesitid
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
Freewheel control is located at the rear'.'
the operator to leave the seat with the
drawbar of tractor.
engine running and the attachment clutch
• Raise attachment liftto highest positi_l:l
engaged will shut off the engine.
with attachment lift control.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachement lift conin pos lion by inserting retainer spnng_.
trol.
into freewheel
forward hole
of control
"_
Pull
control
.knob rod.
out and. I_
• Start mower blades by engaging attachDo not push or tow tractor at more thal_
ment clutch control.
two (2) MPH.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES i- disen• To reengage transmission, reverse
gage attachment clutch (_ontr01:
_
above procedure_
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NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting your tractor on a truck or a
trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
TOWING
CARTS
AND
_,WARNING:
alcohol blended fuels (cafled gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer.
Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let
it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See
Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permaZnct damage may occur.
AUTION: 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
OTHER
A'I'I'ACHMENTS
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.
"13rescan lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
Experience indicates that
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already tilled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• 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 nec-
transmission
•
engaged position.
onseat opera
du br
ped and
aepre
pa ng brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to =DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
• Insert key into ignition and tum 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 throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
essary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART- in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the
Maintenance
section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
• 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.
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
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COLDWEATHERSTARTING( 50° F and
below)
When engine
starts, allow engine to run
w_th the throttle control in the choke
position until the engine runs roughly,
then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warmup period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up
as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
• Place the motion control lever in neutral.
Release the parking brake and let the
clutch/brake slowly return to operating
position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used dur-
ing the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up.
NOTE: At a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and -Adjustments section of this
• manual.
PURGE TRANSMISSION
,_ CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor
for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface wltL
engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine,
After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion
control lever in neutral (N) position,
slowly disengage clutch/brake:pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full forward
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Move lever to full reverse position ands"
hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this _,
procedure three (3) times.
I
NOTE: During this procedure there will I_no movement of drive wheels. The air i_
being removed from hydrauhc drive sys_
tern.
0_
• Move motion control lever to neutral (f
position. Shut off engine and set parl_
brake.
,_,".'
• Engage transmission by placing free_!=
wheel control in driving position (S_
"TO TRANSPORT"
in this section of,_'
manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine
After the engine is running, move thi'0
tie control to half (1/2) speed. With f=
motion control lever in neutral (N) po_
tion, slowly disengage clutch/brake
pedal,
i'
• Slowly move motion control lever for,,
ward; after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motl(
control lever to reverse position. Afte_
the tractor moves approximately five (
feet return the motion control lever to
the neutral (N) position. Repeat this p=
cedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
• Your tractor is now purged and ready I,
normal operation.
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MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be propedy leveled for
best mowing performance. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Ddvesothat
clippings
aredscharged
onto
the area that has been cuL Have the cut area
to the dghtof the _x:tor. This wil result in a
moreevend'strbution
ofcl'ppings
andmore
uniform
cuu_.
• 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 tums 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 low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of out desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachmant being used.
MULCHING
MOWING TiPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse intothe
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
aftemoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattem from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn,
J
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
+
ChedcOperatorPr--,=,ence
and
T Intedock
Systems
R Check for LooseFasteners
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Lubr_onChart
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Che_
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Sharpen/Replace
Mower
I_'
11_
I_;,
Blades
V'
i4
R CleanBattenj
andTerminals
I_
ChedxTransaxle Cooling
V'
AdjustBlade Belt(s)Tension
I/5
AdjustMo6onDrive Belt(s)Tension
Check Engine Oil Leve_
c_
I_s
11_
I_
E_O_
_
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Clean Air Filter
_:_
N
Clean Nr Screen
I_=
G
Inspect MufflerlSpark Arrester
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Replace Oil Fitter(ff equipped)
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c+= Sparkmug Rns
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Replace Air Filter Paper Cartddge
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GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION CHART
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual. Some
adjustments will need to be made pedodically to propedy maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
EACH
O FrontWheel
Beadng Zerk
O Spindle
Zerk
Wheel
Beadng
Ze_
_Engine
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
Zerk
USE
OAttachment
0 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 bear-ings.
Viscous lubdcants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubdcating
beedngs. If you feel they must be lubricated,
use only a dry, powdered graphite type !ubricant spadngly.
•
•
•
•
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and interlock
systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"1"OADJUST 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 rubbero
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
fiat tires due to slow leeks, tire sealant
may be pumhased from your local parts
dealer. "l'ire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and interlock systems are working properly, if your
tractor does not function as descdbed
below, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Trailing
Blade
Mandrel Assembly
(Grade 8)_,,_,.
Flat
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be
identified by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening
blade, but if you do, be sure the blade is
balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a gdnding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while it is on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructionssupplied with balancer).
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade onto an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, itshould remain in a hodzontal position. If either end of the blade
moves downward, sharpen the heavy
end untilthe blade is balanced.
Center Hole
or
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to allow
access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend its
life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
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NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN
BATTERYAND
TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can caUse the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease orpetroleum
jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLAC NG
BATTERY '_in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section Of this manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration anti wear
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level.
TO CHANGE
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine Is running or while the
transmission
is hot.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
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.
Air Cleaner
Cover
Foam
Cover Knob
Nut
Grommet
Air Cleaner
Bass
ENGINE
Cap'Dipstlck
LUBRICATION.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
!with API service classification SF, SG, or
l_:coSH.Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
rding to your expected operating tem_:_rature.
r.'
OIL
Determ!ne temperature range expected
before oil change, All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG, or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.:
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.:
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely, replace
oil drain plug and tighten securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual•
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
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authodzed service
center/department.
ENGINE
2O
•
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screenmustbe kept free of dirt and
chaffto preventenginedamagefrom overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn
dried gum fibers.
AIR
FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
• Remove knob and cover.
• Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
• Drain oil from engine crankcase (See
"TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual, through step remove
drain plug).
• Remove oil filter and wipe off filter
adapter.
• Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to
the rubber gasket on replacement oil filter.
• Install replacement oil filter on filter
adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until
rubber gasket contacts the tilter adapter,
then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn.
• Fill crankcase with new oil (See =TO
CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section
of this manual). For approximate capacily see uPRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Start the engine and check for oil leaks.
Correct any leaks before placing engine
into full operation.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartddge
or use pressudzed air, as this will damage
the cartridge.
• Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartddge.
• Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut, cover
and tighten knob securely.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS
Oil Rlter /
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark :_rrester(if equipped) as it could create a tire hazard and/or damage.
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling tins, and other
extemal surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and extemal 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 coofingshrouds removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-UNE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and plug
line sections.
ENGINE OIL RLTIER
Replace the engine oil tilter every season
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CLEANING
• Placenewfuel filter in positionin
fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine can result in a shortened engine
life.
A, CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
• Turn ignitionkey =OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in
contact with
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever
by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
Clutc
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mOwer in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Retainer
Suspension
Arms
Front
Link
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Springs
(Bo_ Sides)
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Swaybar
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TO LEVELMOWERHOUSING
Adjustthe mowerwhiletractoris parked
on level groundor driveway. Makesure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS').
If tires are
over or undednflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
tums.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on beth front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on beth front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
NOTE:
Each full tum of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
° Recheck measurements
after adiusting.
Bottom Edge of
Mower To
Both Front Unks Should be Equal in Length
Bottom Edge
of Mower To
_
GroundA__TAGr°und
.
_
_
I
Nut "E"
Suspension
Nut F'_
Trunnion/-
.
oO
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally
so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so that
the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "O" 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. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
Links -_TO REPLACE
"_
BLADE
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT (See Illustration Next Page)
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
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• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions
Mandrel
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around engine
Idler Pulleys
pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing
cedure.
Mandrel
Pulley
TO ADJUST
above pro-
Engine__________
Pulley
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
side of the transaxle.
Clutching Idler-Stationary Idler----....
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage
parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut =A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest gear,
further maintenance is necessary.
Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
With Parking
Brake
"Engage"
Nut
Nut "A"
Transmission
Input Pulley_
TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
dght rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move forward
or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that position
and turn engine off.
place, holding
loosen the
adjustment
bolt. in
i While
motion
control lever
Move motion control lever to the neutral
• (N) (lock gate) position.
Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additonal clearance is needed to
get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck
height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, ifthe
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 112
inch in the directionit is trying to creep.
Arm
Do Not touch this nut. I1lurther brake adjustment is
necessary contact your nearest authorized service
center/department
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.
Tighten adjustment bolt securely,
Start engine and test.
• If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps
until satisfied.
• Remove mower (See ='I'O REMOVE
; MOWER" in this section of this manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
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Motion Control Lever
TO START
Neutral
Lock Gate
ENGINE
WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
=,CAUTION:
Lead-acid batterias generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
':
TRANSMISSION
MENT
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (Sea
"BA'I-I'ERY" in the MAINTENANCE
sec-
Adjustment Bolt
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
tion of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor Is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
Should your transmission require removal
for service or replacement, it should be
purged after reinstallation and before
operating the tractor. See =PURGE
TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section
of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to dght) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering
wheel and reassemble per instructions in
the Assembly section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, co_ntactyour nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only:,align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square
key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER
-
the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REVERSE
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
Positive Terminal
Terminal
Battery
Washers
R_r.tainin, _
CABLES
• Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to
PositiveTerminal
fr_
- rsw
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Negative Terminal
REPLACING BATTERY
ACAUTION:
Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the
same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and open
battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to posirive (+) terminal with bex bolt and keps
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining hex
bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
• Close battery box door.
Keps
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REPLACE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD
SEMBLY
• Raise hood.
AND GRILL AS-
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
• tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedures.
_\,,\"
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Hood
,\
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"\,,
Headlight
Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Hex Bolt
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
Negative (Black) Cable
Seal
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
• Check to see if hole in throttle lever and
hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
• 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.
• Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove
alignment pencil or drill bit.
Battery Box
Door
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
FUSE
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section
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TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine govemor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest AUTHORIZED service center/department, which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
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 fueVair mixture. "Fuming the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Cable Clamp ....______
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles and
the seats in carburetor may result if needie is turned in too tight.
Screw
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 limlter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
Throttle Lever
Idle Speed
Adjusting
Screw
• Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments with engine
running and shift]motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Idle soeed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
Idle Fuel
Adjusting
Needle
• Idle fuel needle settina - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then turn
out (counterclockwise) until engine runs
rough. Tum needle to a point midway
between those two positions.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION
TEST -
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 tum. Repeat test
and continue to adjust, if necessary,
until engine accelerates smoothly.
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experience indicates that alcohol blenl
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol t
methanol) can attract moisture which t
to separation and formation of acids dl
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fu
system of an engine while in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until th
fuel lines and carburetor are empty. ,,
TRACTOR
• Never use engine or carburetor cleafl
Remove mower from tractor for winter
products in the fuel tank or Permane_ '
storage. This will allow you to clean it thordamage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
oughly. Remove all dirt, grease, leaves,
etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable_,
• Clean entire tractor (See _CLEANING" in alternative in minimizing the formation
the Maintenance section of this manual). fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
bilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storag_
(See belt replacement instructionsin the container. Always follow the mix ratio _I_
Service and Adjustments section of this
found on stabilizer container. Run eng.ir_
manual).
at least 10 minutes after adding Stab,liz_
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carbu_
section of this manual.
tor. Do not drain the gas tank and carbu'd
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
tot if using fuel stabilizer.
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
ENGINE OIL
Replace if necessary.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace _
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint sur- with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
faces; sand lightly before painting.
the Maintenance section of this manual).'
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_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.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a pedod of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage dudng long pedods 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 deposits from forming in essential fuel
system parts such as carburetor, fuel filter,
fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also,
i
CYUNDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(S).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug _
hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Tum ignition key to "START" position for
a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts to
rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will
cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe, which allows condensation to
form and cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust aroas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not =CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
•
•
• •
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Fill fuel tank.
• See =TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before
•
•
•
•
attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
• Loose or damaged widng.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Hard to start
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
• Check all widngo
• See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized service center,
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
• Weak or dead battery,
• Dirty fuel filter,
• Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
•
•
•
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not tum
over
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all widng.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center.
I.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Disengage attachment
clutch.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Replace fuse.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Check all widng.
• Check/replace ignition
switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service center.
• Faulty operator presence
sw ch(es).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
• Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
• Cutting too much
grass/too fast.
• Throttle in =CHOKE" position.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
• Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
• Water in fuel.
fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carbure-
• Spark plug wire loose.
tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty engine air
screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive vibration
Clean/replace muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose pad(s).
Replace damaged parts.
• Loose/damaged
Engine continues to
run when operator
leaves seat with
attachment clutch
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
part(s).
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
engaged
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Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Poor cut - uneven
CHART
CAUSE
•Wom,
CORRECTION
bent or loose blade.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Remove obstruct_n.
• Worn/damaged
ddve bell
• Replace mower drive belt.
mower
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
Poor grass dis
charge
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Engine speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly
installed.
• Improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Place throttle control in
=FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
I • Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not
working (if so
equipped)
• Switch is =OFF'.
• Tum switch =ON".
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Battery will not
charge
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty altemator.
• Replace regulator.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
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Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
• Replace alternator.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loss of drive
Engine =backfires"
when tuming
engine "OFF"
CHART
CAUSE
• Freewheel
CORRECTION
control in "dis-
• Place freewheel control in
engaged" position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission during shipment
or servicing.
=engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
• Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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• Purge transmission.
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AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
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CLUTCH/ BRAKE
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IGNITION
UNIT
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SOLENO_
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IGNmON SWITCH
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NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULAI"ED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIPJNG INSULATED CLIPS _
REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE,REPLAC_EDTO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.271080
ELECTRICAL
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
163465
74760412
156417
161343
STD551125
7335O4OO
166182
4152J
4799J
146147
166180
735104O0
4207J
160784
140301
124211X
141226
109310X
166145
71110408
131563
145673
7364O4OO
122822.X
141940
166661
Batten/12 Volt28 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 uriCx 3/4
Case, Batten/Mech Hinge
Switch, _ntedock N Opn/N Opn
Washer. Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket(Includes 4152J)
Bulb, light
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Batten/,6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire
Fuse, 15Amp
Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Uric
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, PlungerNormal Op Olive
Switch, tgnit'_n
Nut, IgnillOn
Cover, Key Switch
Key, Ignition
Hamess, Ignition
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin. 114-20x 1/2
Cover, Terminal,Red
Solenoid
Nut Keps BIk Hey, 114.20UNC
Ammeter Rectangular
ProtectionWire Loop
Harness Engine
1
2
8
16
19
2O
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
40
41
42
43
44
45
52
70
NOTE: AJIcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch=25.4 mm
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NUMBER
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
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58
12
53
55
54
14
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917.271080
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
140
142
143
144
145
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165583
140356
17490612
19131216
155272
161917X013
STD533710
155927
145660
155936
17490608
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
145198X558
155217
151287X558
139976
17490508
139886
139887
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
150127
72140606
154798
7368O6OO
158418
156095
154966
154207
156524
5479J
ChassisStamping
Drawbar
Screw, Thd. Roll. 3/6-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt,Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH.
Clip Tmnemlan Grille P/1.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
HondAssanlb_y
BumperHood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Gnlle w/Clips MSo558
Lens, Gdlla
Fend/Ftmst Pnt STLT N HLD 558
Bracket,Fender Support
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
PivotBracketAssembly,LH.
PivotBracketAssembly,R.H.
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
BracketGrifle PickoffU-I
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gnlla PickoffRH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Duct Air Engine P/I. LT
Boll RdhdSqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC
BracketSun
Front
Plate ReinforcementSTLT
BracketSwaybar Chassis
BracketPnt FootrestSTLT
FUodPivot Chassis/Hood
Plug,Button
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
GROUND DRIVE
,146
38
917.271080
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271080
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
......
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gear Model 319-0650
Spdng, Return, Brake
Pulley,Transaxle
Rod Shift FenderAdjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer LockHvy Helical
NutLockHexW/lns. 5/16-18
Uoc
BoltFinHex 3/8.16Uncx1 Gr.
5
NutLockHexW/Wsh 3/8-16
Uoc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3',8-16 Uric
Spring, Brake ROd
Washer
PinCotter 1/9 x 3/4 CAD.
ROd, ParkingBrake
Cap, ParkingBrake
Bracket, Transaxle
BoltHexHd 5/16-18Uocx3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley,Idler, Flat
Belt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x13/16 x12
Gauge
Washer 11/32x5/8x12Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3",8-16x 1-1/4
V-Bolt
Keeper, CentarSpan
ScrewThdrol. 3/8-16x3,'4Ty.
"17"
Cover, Pedal
Pulley,Engine
BoltHex 7116-20x4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Keeper Belt Engine
StrapTorque Lh Hydro 15/20"T
Washer 13/32 x1-114 x12
Gauge
StrapTorque Rh Hydro 18/20" T
1
2
3
8
10
14
16
142431
143995
165866
STD561210
10040400
STD541431
18
STD523710
19
STD541437
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
130564
145627
73350600
106888X
S'rD551037
STD561210
145204
124236X
130807
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
STD523727
4470J
165838
19131312
43
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
19111012
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
140312
17490612
62
63
64
65
66
70
71
72
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
140158
19132012
73
156347
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
• 39
74
75
121199X
121749X
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-114x 16
Gauge
76
STD581075
E-Ring
77
123583X
Key, Square
79
121748X
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
81
165591
Sheft Asm. Cross Tapered 65(;
20
82
165711
SpringTorsion T/A
83
19171216
Washer 17/32 x 3"4 x 16 Ga.
84
165815
Unk Transaxle0650 LT/YT/ST
86 71208
Bushing
87
19212016
Washer 21/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 G_
88
12000008
Ring Klip #5304-62
89
158388
Console, Shift
90
124346X
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 114Zinc
91 747805.36
Boltfin Hex 5/16-18 Unc x 2.,';
92 74780524
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Unc x 1112
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
93
142564
94
140462
Fan, Hydro 7"
95 144643
Control BypassHydro 20" 3ire
96 4497H
Retainer Spring1"Zinc/Cad
97 140469
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750.
18/20"
NUt Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
98 73510600
Washer 11/32 x 3"4 x 16 Ga.
100 19111216
102 141322
Washer Bellville .501D x 1.5(
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/4-20
103 73940800
Unt
Arm, ControlHydro
104 140156
105 71070516
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18x 1
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Unc x 1106 74780520
114
BoltRdhd Sqneck 3".8-16x 1.
116 72110610
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
144 19111016
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr
145 74490540
BushingBellcrankGrd Drive
150 165850
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
151
19133210
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.12.=
156
166002
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 unc-2A
157
153236
BracketShift Mount
158
165589
Hub Tapered Flange Shift LT
159
165494
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
160 19292016
Belt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3"4 C
161 72140406
5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
162 73680400
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Uric x I G
163 74780416
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
164 19091010
BracketPivotLever
165 165623
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
166 166880
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18 x .561
168 165492
Plate FasteningCross Shf
169 165580
STLT/CRD
NOTE: AIJcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inche_
1 inch= 25A mm
TRACTOR ° - MODEL NUMBER 917.271080
STEERINGASSEMBLY
_41
I
.
sl
$4
..-----17
4O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.271080
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
139768
154427
156483
157473
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
156438
.
STD551137
154779
73901000
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133808
STD541537
100711L
145054
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
156594
STD523710
154780
154404
74781044
154429
19132012
74950612
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Axle AssemblySTMP Dropped STL
SpindleAssembly, L.H.
SpindleAssembly, R.H.
Beadng,Race, ThrusL Hardened
Washer 25i32x1-5/8x16Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing,Steedng Column
DraglinkExtended Stamped
Washer, Lock
BeadngAxle STLT/GT
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
ShaftAseembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support,Shaft
Screw Hex Wshd Torx
PittmanShaftAssen'_y
Bracket,Steering
Bushing,Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13i32x7/8x16Gauge
Screw,Thd., Roll. 3/8-15 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,'fie
Bushing,Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32x2-3/8x8Gange
GdpcoNut
Adaptor,Steering Wheel
Boot,Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x16 Gauge
ExtensionShaft Steedng LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
NutLackHexw/Ins. 5/16-18UNC
BoltFin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Wut
SteedngAsm Service
Bolt,Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
SpacerAxle
BeadngArm Pittman
Bolt,Fm Hex 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
BoltHex Nylon3/6-16 x 3/4
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
ENGINE
4
33
2g
I OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
ENGINE
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
162156
17720410
3
......
4
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
159420
13280328
13200300
STD551237
159880
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
17490512
137040
38
.......
40
44
46
62
77
79
80
81
124028X
17490412
19091416
STD551131
19101216
M740108025
74760508
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control,Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine (See Breakdown)
KohlerModel CV16-43519
Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2
Elbow, Standard 90°, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer
Shield BrrVDbrGuard
Arrestor,Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3-4 Tyt
Une, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Bushing,Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
BoltHex
BoltHex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 1/2
Nut Range 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S, inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
AQ
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
SEAT ASSEMBLY
5
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
140123
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
1559_5
Seat
Bracket, Pivot,Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32xl xlOGauge
Cllp, Push-in Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw, Thd.,Roll. 3/8-16xl
Washer 13/32xl x14Gauge
Pan, Seat _
QCK Conn.
11
12
166369
!21246X
Knob Seat
.Bracket, Sw#chMounUug
KEY
PART
NO,
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
15,3236
STD541431
19171912
25
127018)(
Bushing,Snap
Bolt,Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split .28x .88
Sprig
Locknut,Flange 114Grade 5
Bolt,Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32 x1-3/16 x12
Gauge
Bolt,Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. incheslinch=25.4mm
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
DECALS
13
2
21
6
10
4
3
16
2O
8
11
12
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
8
9
10
11
12
156811
139769
163200
163202
133644
166887
163204
156439
142341
146046
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
13
14
16
20
21
------
163262
160396
138047
149516
163205
138311
154515
154516
167094
167095
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, CustomerMaintonance
Decal, Deck Mower EZ3
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Drawbar Cntd Mvt Hyd Lt
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
WHEELS & TIRES
4,10
11
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732)(427
278H
904014
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Dash Pnl
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Baftery Diehard
Decal, Battery Dngr/PsnEng
Decal, Fender AutoSears
Decal, Uft Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front"l]re
(Not Provided,Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting,Grease (FrontWheal Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided,Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant,Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch: 25.4 rnm
45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271080
LIFT ASSEMBLY
28
27
23
!
/
_/'/
3O
6
5
15
46
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
•
NUMBER
917.271080
T
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
36
37
38
40
41
49
50
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
1256,31X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
110807X
19131016
2876H
STD560907
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
155097
123935X
17490512
19112410
1_
145212
110452X
Lift Lever InnerWire Assembly
ShaltAssembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32xlx21GaLK3e
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Ptunger,Red
Link, Lift,LH.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link,Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Loc_ut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2o13 UNC
Arm, Susper_slon,Rest
Retainer Spdng
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5,'8 x 16 Guauge
Spring
PinCotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust, Lift
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, InfiniteHeightAdjustment
Trunnion,Inf Height
Beadng, Pvt, LiftSpherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
PointerHeight Indicator
PlugHole BIk 1.485/1.515
ScrewTndrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
IndicatorHeight Stlt
NutHex Range Lock
Nut Push Phos & OII
NOTE: Aitcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
917.271080
MOWER DECK
76
68
77
73
79
40
71
34
,+33
31
21
113 111
22
123
24
26
\
27
29
,116
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271080
MOWERDECK
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1
2
3
144393
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
138440
STD624006
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140,329
72110610
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153536
137266
STD533717
133835 •
131494
19131316
40
41
43
STD541437
133551
140083
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845X900
133943
155046
122052X
KEY
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
BracketAssembly,SwayBer,
Front
BmcketAssembly,Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension,Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gmda 9
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Beedng, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,Vented
(Includes KeyNumber 6)
Housing,Mandrel, Vented
Beedng, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper,Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/6-16x1-1/4
Bolt.Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle,Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
StiffenerBracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion,Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11i32x5i8x16Gauge
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThd RollingWase Heed
Washer, Spacer
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut,Toplock, Ranged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Rat
Washer 13/32x 13/16x 16
Gauge
NutCrownlock3/6-16UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with
Nibs
Guard, Mandrel,LH.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. RoU 1/4-20x5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollerAssembly,Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Lodov_
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-16 UNC
Arm _,
Pad, Brake
Washer, HaVened
Arm. Idler
Spa_, Retainer
PART
NO,
NO,
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
140086
141043
162113
144200
142427
131870
127847
121748X
75
76
12000029
128903
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
127845
160570
127493
153701
73350600
142023
120958X
156084
72140618
STD541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17490512
73510500
72110504
4898H
165746
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
131
STD633710
132
19132203
141
--
6266H
130794
--
145411
DESCRIPTION
Spdng, TorsionBrakes
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-B_t
Rod, Clutch, Pdmary,with Nibs
Spring, Retum
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt,Shoulder 3/6-16 UNC x
1.44
Keeper, Spdng
LeverAsm. Clutch Pd P/L
Bushing,Large, Brass
Spltng, Mower Clutch
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16 Uric
Trunnion,Adj.
Washer Sletared
Keeper Bait Idler Rxed
Bolt Cardage 3/6-16 x 2-1/4
Nut
MulcherCover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
LatchAssembly,Bagger
Nut,Weld
Bracket,Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket,Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw Thdrol 5/16-16 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt,Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt,Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 718x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr.
5
Bolt, RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 UNC x
1
Spacer Washer 13/32 I.D. x 15/80.D. x 1/4
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Mandrel _mbly
(IncludesKey
Numbers 6-10, 12-15, 31 and
32)
Mower Deck, _lete
(SlanderdDed_ Order
Separately_
Plateand
Gauge Wheal Components,Key
Nos. 101-106 and 111-121)
M0_r_A, compor_d_ns_ne g_
linch _ 25.4 mm
le U.S.inshee
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 319-0650
58
41
28
59
26
23
19
\
63
91
35
1
5O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NU MBER 917.271080
HYDRO G EAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 319-0650
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
142930
142931
142932
142928
142933
142934
142935
150771
142937
142938
142939
142940
142941
150772
150773
142944
142945
142946
150774
142948
142949
142950
150787
142951
142952
142953
142954
142955
150777
150778
142958
Housing,Lower
Assembly,Upper Housing
Seal, Lip
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Beating, Shaft BaH
Bearing, Cradle
Bearing,Thrust 30x52x13
Swashptata,Variable
Block, CylinderAssembly
Arm,Trunnion
Seat, Lip
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block,CylinderAssembly
Seal, Lip 10x25x7
Actuator,Bypass
Center SectionAssemblyI_t
Seal, Lip 26x42x8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26x35x1
Plate, Bypass
Oil FilterElement
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm,Ad_uating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
Locknut,Hex 5/16-24 UNJC
Brake Rotor/StatorKit
KEY
NO.
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
113
114
119
134
135
139
140
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978
142917
142918
142980
144607
144608
150775
150776
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060
DifferentialAssembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 4,/4-20x 1.38
Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750
Arm,Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Stad 5/16-24
JackshaftAsssmbly
Jacksheft
Screw,Cap
Washer 7/16 x 1 x 112
Sleeve Bearing
Seat, Wiper
Spring, Bloc_
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, VentAssembly
Fitting,O-RingAsssmbly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring,Compression
Nut, Hex 5/16-24
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
51
TRACTOR
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
24
S
le
GRANKCASE I
_*--14
52
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KOHLERENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV16S,TYPE NUMBERPS-43519
CRANKCASE
CYL|NDER HEAD4VALVE/BREATHER
KEY
NO.
t
2
PART
NO.
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
25-351-01
12-755-81
12-041-01
12-041-02
12-041-03
12-411-01
12-041-10
12-017-01
12-017-02
12018-01
12-O16-(_
X-75-23
12-318-19
25-186-01
12-599-03
M-0640034
12-089-01
12-173-01
12-755"03
12-468-05
12-112o13
12-O86-15
18
19
2O
X-426.9
12-326-03
M-0645020
21
22
23
24
12-O96-07
M-0545010
12-0!8-O1
12-402"02
3
4
5
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Lifter,valve (2)
Kit,cylinderhead (Includes 3.17)
Carburetorgasket(2)
Air cleaner base gasket
Exhaust manifordgasket
Red, push (2)
Gasket, cylinderhead
Valve, intake (Std.)
Valve, intake (2.5)
Valve,e_auet (Std.)
Valve, exhaust(.25)
Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/e
Cylinder Head
Arm, rocker(2)
Pivot, reeker arm (2)
Screw, hex. flange M6xL0x34 (2)
9
10
sprig,v_ve (2)
Cap, valve spring(2)
Kit, retainer(2)
Washer, plain 13/32
Spacer, head bolt exhaustport
Screw, hex. ftange M10xl.5x81
11
12
(5)
Clamp,hose(2)
Hose, breather
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x2o
13
(s)
14
15
16
17
18
19
Cover, valve w/nippie
Screw, hex. flangeM5x0.Sxl0
Retainer,breather reed
Reed, breather
21
22
23
24
53
DESCRIPTION
12-032-(_
Seal, crankshaft
Block,cylinder(Use Short Block 12 522 18)
12-445-02
Strap, lifting
M-0839025
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x25
12-380-17
Down,k_ea,ng
(4)
12-755-49
Kit, camshaft (Includes 7,8)
12-089-31
Spring,actuating
12-422-08
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue
12-422-O9
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) red
12422-10
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) yellow
12-422-11
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) green
12-422-12
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) gray
12-422-13
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) black
12-422-07
Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white
12-144-27
Shaft, balance
12-374-07
Pistonw/Ring Set (Std.)
(includes t1-12)
24-874-11
Fmtonw/Ring Set (.08)
12-874-08
PistonwiRingSet (.25)
12-874-09
Pistonw/RingSet (.50)
12-015-_
Retainer,pistonpin (2)
12-108-O7
Ring Set (Std.)
12-108-08
Ring Set (.25)
12-108-G9
Ring Set (.50)
12-067-05
Cor_ecitng Pod(Std.)
12-067-06
ConnectingRod (.25)
12-380-01
Pin, governorregulating
12-043-05
Gear, governorassembly
M-0631005
Washer, plain 6mm
12-144-_2
St'raft,govamor gear
52-13,9-09
Plug,cup
12-755*64
Kit, gav. crossshaft w/clip
(Includes24)
X-25-I(_
washer, plain 1/4
12-032-01
Seal, governorcross shaft
SM-0631015
Washer, plain 6mm
12-154-05
Clip,hitch pin
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.271080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES
IGNmON I ELECTRICAL I
--2
4
t-_
lS_
_
17 14B
..-2_.._T.
I
.-_
.
,-8
---7
11
54
i/1
1
TRACTOR
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
IGNmOWELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
12-086-14
12-468-03
24-162-03
M-0639016
Screw, hex. flange MIOx1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8
Screen, grass
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x16
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-157-03
41-403-09
X-22-11
236602
X-.42-15
12-025-35
41-155-02
M-0548025
12-085-01
12-132-02
X-728-1
M-0545010
18
19
20
12-584-08
12-452-02
12-086-35
21
22
M-:0461013
12-584-12
25-086-47
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
M-0545010
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl0
(s)
(5)
Fan
Regulator,rectifier
Washer, lock (2)
Connector
Kay
Flywheel
Connector(4 contact)
Screw, he)(. cap M5xO.8x25 (2)
Statoreesembly- 15 amp
Spark Plug
Clip, cable
Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8xlO
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
24-468o10
12-146-07
24-086-18
24-096-05
220534
12-027-54
12-063-10
25-154-02
12-086-37
11
M-0645016
12
13
12-063.O8
12-063-o9
Washer, plain 1/4
Plate, blower housing
Screw, philliphd M4x0.7 )(8 (2)
Cover, pinion
Washer, plain 5/16 (2)
Housing,blower
Baffle,intake side
Clip, mounting(3)
Screw,captive washerM5 X0.8
X20(3)
Screw, he)(. flange M6x1.0x16
(2)
(2)
Baffle, cylinderhead
Baffle,cylinder
NOT ILLUSTRATED
X-25-92WASHER, PLAIN 3/16" (2)
Module,ignition
Terminal
Screw, hex. socket M5xO.8x20
(2)
23
NOT ILLUSTRATED
25-518-29
25-518-05
12-176-36
X-25-5
12-155-(_
23-517-O3
Screw, pan head M4.2x13 (2)
Module, speed advance
Shoulder M6X1.0X16 (4)
AIR INTAKF-._FILTRA'I10
N
KEY
NO.
Lead
Lead
Harness
Washer, plain 5/16"
Connector
Clip Cable
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
25-341-03
12-096-24
12-083-12
12-083-10
5
6
7
8
1230046
12-100-01
12-032-11
12-094-07
9
12-072-(:}4
10
12-086-01
11
12-041-02
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-113-53
55
DESCRIPTION
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Pracleaner, element
Kitair cleaner element
(Includes5,7)
Seal 3/4"
Wing Nut
Seal 1-7/16"
Base, air claaner(includes
10,11)
Stud, mountingplate
M6X1.0X75
Screw, #10 Hi-Lo _read fOrming (2)
Gasket, air cleaner
Decal, air cleaner
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.271080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
_rA._NG
SVST_.
I
ENGINE CONTROLS I
0
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3_
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f
T ,_l
"7":_'J
11
OIL PAN I LUBRICATION I
13
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II
.2'!
8_
i0
,
_N
!02"
1
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
STARTING SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
M-0839070
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
25-098-05
12-755-54
12-227-06
12-17005
12-221-01
12-227-13
12-211-O1
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70
(2)
Starter assembly (Includes3-8)
Kit, drive end
Cap, drive end
Armature
Kit, brush& spring
Cap, commutatorend
Bolt,hex. flange 1/4-20x4-5/8 (2)
OIL PAN/LU BRICATION
KEY
NO.
917.271080
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
12-038-01
25-755-13
12-153-03
12-153-02
12-123-04
M-0545020
12-153-01
25-162-07
12-096-03
M-0545016
25-462-09
52-050-02
X-75-10
12-393-01
12-153-06
12-096-34
M-0545016
Dipstickassembly (Includes 2-3)
Kit, oilfillcap (Includes3)
O-Ring, oil fillcap
O-Ring, upperoilfilltube
Tube, oilfill
Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x20
O-Ring, lower oilfilltube
Screen, oil pickup
Cover, oilpickupscreen
Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x16
Valve, oil pressure relief
Filter,oil
Plug, sq. hal.solid3/8
Pump, oilassembly
O-Ring, oil pump cover
Cover, oilpump
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
19
20
12-032-03
24-086-16
21
22
24-086-17
12-199-53
(3)
Seal, oil(P.T.O. end)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (11)
Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x45
Assembly,Pan, oil(Ind. 11,1518)
57
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
12-079-07
12-237-01
M-0664020
Linkage,choke
Clamp, cable
Screw, lobed socketM6xLOx20
4
5
24-086-43
12-536-10
(2)
6
7
8
9
10
11
M-0443025
M-0443020
12-089.11
12-089-23
12-089-24
12-755-83
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-100-07
52-211-04
12-090-28
25-158-08
12-079-01
25-158-11
Screw, hex. flange
Control,speed assembly
(Includes 6,8,9)
Screw, pan head M4xO.7x25
Screw, pan head M4xO.7x20
Spdng, choke (2)
Spring,choke return
Spring,govemor
Kit, governorlever (Indudes 1214)
NuL hex flange 1/4 - 20"
Boll 1/4- 20 X 1"
Lever, governor
Bushing,throttlelinkage
Linkage,throtfle
Bushing,throttle linkage
TRACTOR
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL
C_NK_A_
NUMBER
917.271080
NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
I
ml
_j6
FUEL SYSTEM i
58
TRACTOR
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL
PART
NO.
1
3
4
5
M-0641060
X-22-11
M'0629116
12-853-95
6
7
12-041-02
12-053-95
8
9
10
11
12
13
12-041-O1
12-265-04
47-154-01
X-426-09
25-353-10
25-050-02
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12-757-O2
12-757-03
12-041-01
12"0:41-O2
12-O41-05
12-041-06
12-032-06
12-757-33
12-041-06
12-454-01
25-452-20
12-454-O3
M-0561Ot0
M-0645020
917.271080
NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
NUMBER
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
Washer, star 1/4
Stud M6x1.0x116 (2)
Kit, carburetorw/gasket
(includes 6,7,8 qty 1
12-454-01, 25452-20)
Gasket, air cleaner
Carburetorassembly
(For informationonly not
availableseparately)
Gasket, carburetor (2)
Deflector,heat
Clip cable
Clamp, hose (2)
Line, fuel9"
Filter,fuel
1
2
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
12-014-37
12-139-01
Crankshaft (Includes2)
Plug,cup
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
1
2
4
5
6
PART
NO.
25-072-04
12-041-03
12-126-11
12-445-06
M-0645025
DESCRIPTION
Stud(2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket, muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x25
(2)
12-522-18
12-755-82
Kit,float
Kit,carburetor repair
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner
Gasket, bowl
Gasket, howl screw
Seal, solenoid
Kit,solenoid repair
Gasket, howlscrew
"Re,wire
Terminal
"Recable
Screw, thread forming
M5X0.8X10
Screw, hex. flange M6XI.0X20
(2)
59
Short Block
Gasket Set
60
61
-a
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
_o
I
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of elopes (not I
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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