Craftsman 917.273402 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
18.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.273402
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This
product
a low emission
engine which
differently
fromhaspreviously
built engines.
Before operates
you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
about this product,
Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman website:www_sears.com/craftsman
Warranty................................................
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SafetyRules............................................
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ProductSpecifications
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AssembtyPre-Operation
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Operation.............................................
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Maintenance.......................................
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MaintenanceSchedule........................18
ServiceandAdjustments.....................
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Storage................................................
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Troubleshooting
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RepairParts.........................................
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SearsService........................
BackCover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmansh p according to the gutdelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below),
For your convenience IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase but a trip charge w app y. This charge wil! be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears ocation. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call lo800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
Th s Warranty does not cover:
o Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
o Standard Maintenance
Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
° Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or g ass.
° Repa rs necessary because of operator abuse including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the f ame or crankshaft, or over-speeding
the engine_
. Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electr cal and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of eng ne oil failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the nstructions contained
n the
owner's manual.
• Eng ne (fue system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale), In general, fuel should be used with n 30 days of its purchase date,
o Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes,
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For n nety (90) days from date of purchase if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defect ve n material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After'
the f rst 30 days, for your convenience, N-HOME warranty servtce will still be available but a trip charge will app y Th s charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears ocat on,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept..817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects_ Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
o 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.
o 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.
o Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
,_WARNING"
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_WARNING."
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing_
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
_IbWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
° Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
sefely enough to protect themselves
and others from serious injury.
° Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine _Allow machine to cool before
storage°
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I, GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
o 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.
o Never carry passengers,
o Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution° If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it
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DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
o Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
o 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 counter_
weights to improve stability.
o Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
o 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 not turn 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 mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children_
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
= Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
= Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
o Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
o Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
° Never allow children to operate the
machine_
o Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
° Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container:
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running_ Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater_
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
° Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
° Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing=
° Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
° Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
o Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
° Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc_
o 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.
o Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing, Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
o Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
°
o
•
•
lutely 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 adulL
Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
° Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across,
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PRODUCT
Gasoline
1,25 Gallons
Capacity
and Type:
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
3_5 Pints
W/O Filter: 3_0 Pints
Spark Plug:
GAP: _030")
Champion
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
Tire Pressure:
Charging
In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
SPECIFICATIONS
Forward:
Reverse:
REPAIR
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
RCt2YC
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is
designed and manufactured
for years of
dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense,
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
= Unlimited
service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs,
•
Product replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
° Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a
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That's the kind of professionalism
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5.2
2.7
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 12 PSI
System: 3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35
28
230
U1R
FL Lbs_
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES'L
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
o Fallow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
o Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING;
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
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SEARS INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of
home appliances, garage door openers,
water heaters, and other major home
items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MYHOME®
Steering
Steering
Wheel Insert
Wheel
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut
1/2-20
(1) Hex Bolt
1/4-28 x 1-1/4
(1)
Locknut
1/4-28
Boot
Steerin_
' _
'
Steering
Wheel Adapter
(1) Washer
17/32 x1-3/16
Gauge
@
_(1)
_
Extension
Shaft
Steering
x12
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope
Sheet
Video Cassette
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Your' new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness, Review the video cassette before you begin,
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When rightor left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel)_
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 fto Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
HOW
TO SET
INSTALL
UP TRACTOR
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove frorn
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3_ Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5, Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
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4.
5,
6_
7.
8,
9,
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor,
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely, Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seal
Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down,
Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely,
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid, Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID
Operation
section
for location
function
of controls)
(See
and
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest positiono
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
Seat
Seat
TO DRIVE
Operation
function
Shoulder
Bolts
TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
section
for location
and
of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and object&
1_ Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline_
3. Place freewheel control in "trans-
FlatWa
Adjustment Knob
CHECK
mission engaged" position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section
of this manual)
4. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
5, Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6o Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position,
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amp& (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
7. Start the engine,. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position,
8. Release parking brake.
9_ Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10_Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position,
11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position,
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
_rminal
Termin
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
CHECK
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3_ Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4 Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Mulcher
Deflector
Shield
f
Latch
Hooks
A
_JLCAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower.
TO CONVERTTO
BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional grass
catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades, The mulching blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual
CHECK
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See '`TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
tlre Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
v' CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
v" Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 arnps).
¢ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
¢" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before
driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
J Become familiar with all controls - their
DECK LEVELNESS
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
befor e operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSo
MISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled_ See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
BRAKE
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
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Thesesymbolsmayappearon your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning,
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
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ENGINE OFF
HIGH
G_'---%
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
UGHT
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
LOW
CHOKE
FAST
SLOW
®
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ENGINE START
BATTERY
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
REVERSE
FORWARD
@
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
@@@@@
A3"rACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGERt KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could result indicates
in death a or
serious
injury,
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
CAUTION
which, ifinjury.
not avoided,
might resultindicates
in minora hazard
or moderate
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage,
'=""=
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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injury
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustrnents, Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever'
Ammeter
......
Ignition Switch
Light Switch Position
_.
,,
Lever Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Freewheel
Control
Parking Brake Lever
Motion Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER .. Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor,
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor_
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION -Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL - Disengagages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage, Always wear safety glasses
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments
or repairs, We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacle&
HOW TO USE YOUR
TO SET PARKING
TRACTOR
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine
1, Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Throttle/
Choke \__
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
("_-_"F_
p_/Ignition Key
Control__
"Disengaged"
Position
Motion Control
o Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause
"browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping
tractor on grass areas.
_t, CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE
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
"Disengaged"
Position
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
o To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position
GROUND
DRIVE -
o To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
o 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 slow position,
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
to slow position and allowing engine to
idle before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
CONTROL
AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
i, Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position,
2. Release parking brake.
& Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting heighL
° Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip wit h
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
° The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
month& For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
use.
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o 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 OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running arrd the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills,
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
,_CAUTION:
Do not operate
without either the entire grass
on mowers so equipped, orthe
shield in place.
Attachment
Clutch
"Engaged"
Position
TO OPERATE
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
o Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
° To re-engage transmission,
reverse
above procedure°
Transmission
Engaged
the mower
catcher,
deflector
Attachemnt
High
Transmission Disengaged
Position
Position
TO TRANSPORT
Deflector
ON HILLS
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
o Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills,
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
o If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake
position and engage parking brake.
o 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.
o To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
,, Slowly move motion control lever to
s_owest setting.
° Make all turns slowly.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc_)_
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachrnents that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous°
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, re..
move and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULE' mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
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o For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting ((See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual
ADD GASOLINE
o Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck_
De not overfill Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
,_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT; When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage_
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or Ionger. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move 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
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
7. 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.
COLD WEATHER
below)
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
7_ When engine starts, allow engine
to run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control
to fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake slowly return
to operating position,
3, Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up.This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments
can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the
transmission
has been warmed up,
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
(See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.)
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine_
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission
engaged position.
Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3, Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position_
4_ Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to choke position
2.
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PURGE
TRANSMISSION
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended
that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time_ This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1_ Place tractor safely in an area that is
'
flat for approximately
80 feet in front of
the tractor and set the parking brake.
2. 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.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
full forward position and hold for five
(5) seconds, or approximately
40 feet.
Slowly move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds, or
approximately
20 feel After the tractor
moves approximately
20 feet in reverse
return the motion control lever to the
neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
Your transmission is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See '3"0
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual°
° The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
o Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been cut,
Have the cut area to the right of the tractor, This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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002/2
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
° Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge
of material, Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
° When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being use&
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MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
o The special mulching blade will recur
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.
o Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon.
At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
o For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades_ For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
MAX 1/3
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings_ When doing a second cut, mow across (perpendicular)
to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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Check Brake Operation
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Check Tire Pressure
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Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
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Check for Loose Fasteners
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SharperdReplace
Lubrication
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Check Saltery Level
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Check Transaxle
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Mower Blades
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Terminals
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Cooling
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Check V-Belts
v'
Check Engine OII Level
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Change Engine Olt (with oil filter)
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Change Engine Oil (wllhout
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Clean Air Filter
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Clean Air Screen
_2
Inspect Muffler/Spark
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Replace OII F31ter(if equipped)
Clean EngineCooling Fins
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Filter Paper Cadddge
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Replace Fuel Filter
1 - Change more ofIon when operating under a heavy load or
In highambienl temperaluteo.
2 _ Service more oftenwhen operating _ndirty or dusty cendiltons
GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manuaL.
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer,
BEFORE
1.
2.
3,
4_
0 - Replace blades more olten when mowi_lgIn sandy soft
4 • Nol requhed II equipped with malnlenanca- free battery
5 - Tighten lront axle pivot bolt to 35 tl-lbs maximum,
Do not ovedlghlen
EACH USE
Check engine oil level°
Check brake operation,
Check tire pressure,
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION CHART
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IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearing&
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
cent_er hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted (See
'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
TIRES
section of this manual).
o Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
o Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage_
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion°
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Trailing
Edge Up--_Blade
t'_Blade
TO SHARPEN
Bolt
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced,
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced° An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
° The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
° The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachement clutch control is in the
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8 diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are noL
° Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced_
disengaged position.
o 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.
o When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any at _
tempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
° The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
Mandrel Assembly
Center
!
Blade
REMOVAL
5/8" Bolt or
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades,
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
Center
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.
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,, KeepbatteryboltstighL
o Keepsmallvent holesopen.
° Rechargeat 6-10amperesfor 1 hour,
NOTE:The originalequipmentbatteryon
yourtractoris maintenancefree.Do not
attemptto openor removecapsor covers.
Addingor checkinglevelof electrolyteis
not necessary,
TO CLEANBATTERYANDTERMINALS
Corrosionanddirt on the batteryand
terminalscan causethe batteryto "leak"
power.
1o DisconnectBLACKbatterycablefirst
then RED batterycableandremove
batteryfromtractor.
2. Rinsethe batterywithplainwaterand
dry.
3. Cleanterminalsandbatterycable
endswith wirebrushuntilbrighL
4, Coatterminalswith greaseor petroleumjelly.
5. Reinstallbattery(See"REPLACING
BATTERY"in the ServiceandAdjustmentssectionof this manual).
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot° To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
o 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
a Sears or other qualified service center.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ,
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature,
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption
when used above 32°E
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oilo
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 ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
o Oil will drain more freely when warm.
o Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
Position_
wear.
2O
_ "-:1 _"
3.
4,
5.
6.
7,
8.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pul! out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly, Do not overfill
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual°
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_
.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished,
ENGINE
CLEAN
OIL FILTER
_
Cover
_artridge
AIR SCREEN
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers,
AIR FILTER
ENGINE
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs firsL
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1, Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2o Remove cover_
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner from base_
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
7_ Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
IMPORTANT;
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge, They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean
cartridge.
Debris may clog the engine's air cooling system_ Remove blower housing and
clean area shown to prevent overheating
and engine damage,,
Air Screen
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COOLING
SYSTEM
Clean out chaff and debris
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season_ If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1_ With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fue! filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Ciamp__
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
,, Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
° Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission
covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the usful
life of your tractor. Use compressed air or
a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and
trash from tractor and mower.
Clamp
Fuel Filter
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_
ARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY, BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1, Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2_ Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position°
3, Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4o Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key,
5, Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug,
TRACTOR
9_ Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position,
2, Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position_
3. Roll belt off engine pulley,
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring_
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
1_ Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position,
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4_ Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring_
Small Retainer S
Clutch Sprin!
Small Retainer
Clutch
S
Pulley
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Sway
Bar
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Collar_
Deflector
Housing
Guide
Retainer Spring
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7_ Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring,
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER
o Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
,, If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
o To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
o When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
o When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower:
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
o 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.
o If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
o To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
° Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to _
ground
F_---q
_D_
inks Should
ual in Length
Bottom edge of
mower
.---., to ground
_--_;-I/
Ai["_--'_
Ground Line_'_[T-A
Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment Nut _
_
-
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT"
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor: Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake,
BELT REMOVAL
-
1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
2.
3.
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manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys,
Pull belt away from mower,
BELT INSTALLATION
-
5_
1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
Mandrel
Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary,
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary, Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center
With parking brake "Engaged"
"_/kNut "A"
ArmOper=ating
_'_ /,_
_/Jam
Nut
Pulley
TO REPLACE
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted°
TO CHECK
DRIVE BELT
BELT REMOVAL
1. Remove mower (See"TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual),
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
BRAKE
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2, Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler,
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4_ Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley,
5_ Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor,
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2_ Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position_
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
BELT INSTALLATION
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST
MOTION
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest
-
1. Carefully work new belt down onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center spar_ keeper,
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler,
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
BRAKE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake,
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3_ If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/1 6". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
engaged"position,
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TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in
the Operation section of this manual°
Engine Pulley -----
Ciutohin0
,dlor
J
Stationary Idler .i
Center Sp__.._..__
"7I
l-J_
_
REMOVAL/
TO ADJUST
MENT
F
If steering
horizontal
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGN-
wheel crossbars are not
(left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEELTOE-IN/CAMBER
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
LE-
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1_ Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2_ Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward_
3° Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine ofL
4o While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position=
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1o Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
TO REMOVE WHEEL
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tigtlten adjustment bolt securely.
4_ Start engine and test.
5_ If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied_
Motion Control
Lock
'"
Gate
Square Key
j_--'
(Rear Wheel Only)
Adjustment
Bolt
FOR REPAIRS
1_ Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover; retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not lose)..
3_ Repair tire and reassemble°
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key_
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE, To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining Ring
Axle Cover
TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK BATTERY
,_,WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
26this manual),
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system, The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles,
TO ATTACH JUMPER
CABLES
-
t.
Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2, Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1o BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead Battery
REPLACING
Terminal
Keps
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REPLACE
Hex
Bolt
Negative (Black) Cable
HEADLIGHT
BULB
1, Raise hood.,
2o Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3_ Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4, Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting
- Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE FUSE
Fully Charged Battery
BATTERY
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse,, The fuse holder is located
behind the dash,
,_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1_ Lift seat pan to raised position,
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor,
3_ Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery,
4, First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5 Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nuL Tighten securely,
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
AND GRILL
AS-
1o Raise hood,
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor,
4, When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
I
\
Hood
adlight Wire
nnector
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ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturers service outlet.
TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
PRELIMINARY
adjusted
Governor Control Lever Governor Control Plate
Clamp Screw
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
-
properly
(see above).
FINAL SETTING -(See "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in this
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
"A"
SETTING
1_ Air cleaner assembly rnust be assembled to the carburetor when making
carburetor adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
section of the manual.)
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes_ Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions, Release throttle
lever.
ACCELERATION TEST 4_ Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until
engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust or damage may result.
IMPORTANT; Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine-governed high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Cable
NOTE" The carburetor on this engine is
low emission, It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
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 idle mixture valve in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Idle Speed
Lever
Idle Mixture
Valve with
Lirniter
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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_,CAUTION"
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4, Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5_ Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
hose, or tank during storage Also, alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
o Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty,
o Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season,
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual),
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s)_
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
° To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
4.
Replace with new spark plug(s),
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another,
° Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust, Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems,
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
o Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic, Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rusL
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
this manual),
o After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminal&
o 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
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TROUBLESHOOTING
See appropriate
PROBLEM
CHART:
section
in manual
unless
directed
CAUSE
Hard to start
,,,,,,,,,
1• Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
PEropedy.
,
ngine flooded.
4.
5.
6_
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5•
6.
7•
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8.
9.
10r Engine valves out of
adjustment.
10.
. Dirty air filter.
Badspark
plug.
3. Weak or dead battery•
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5• Stale or dirty fuel.
6_ Loose or damaged wiring•
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8.
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
1.
2.
3•
4.
5•
6.
7.
8.
Brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
9.
Faulty operator
switch(es).
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3•
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring•
Faulty solenoid or starter•
Loss of power
1• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2• Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
Engine will not
turn over
service
cente!
CORRECTION
,,,i
Will not start
to Sears
presence
30
,,, ....
Fill fuel tank.
See 'q'O START ENGINE" in
_aeration section.
it several minutes before
attempting to starL
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center:
1. Clean/replace
air filter•
. Replace spark plug.
• Recharge or replace battery.
.. Replace
filter.
Empty fuelfuel
tank
and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring•
7. See 'q'o Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
,. Depress
pedal. clutch.
Disengagebrake
attachment
3, Recharge or replace battery
.•
6,
7o
8,
Replace
fuse. terminals.
Clean battery
Check all wiring.
Check[replace ignition switch,
Check]replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1,
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter,
1, Raise cutting height/reduce
speed=
throttle control•
•. Adjust
Clean underside
of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace
air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
i(continued)
cAUSE
&
CORRECTION
Faulty spark plug
7. Dirty fuel filterr
8o Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
lO.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring,
14_Carburetor out of adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
;Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
part(s).
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter,
8, Empty fuel tank and refill tank
w)th fresh, clean gasoline,
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter,
10, Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins
12. Clean/replace muffler,
l& Check all wiring,
14, See "To Adjust Carburetor'
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15,Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.Tighten
blade
boll
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
& Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
1_ Faulty operator-safety
presence control system..
1o Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poor cut - uneven
1_ Worn, bent or loose blade.
1.
2o Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel,
2..
3.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels,,
5.
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1o Remove obstruction.
1_ Engine speed too slow,
t.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
2, Travel speed too fast,
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4_
Replace blade. Tighten blade
boll
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing°
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes,
2_ Replace mower drive bell
3, Replace idler pulley
4_ Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position
2_ Shift to slower speed,
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
continued)
unless directed
3. Wet grass°
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower,
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9 • Blades improperly installed_
10. Improper blades used.
11_Clogged mower deck vent
holes frem buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
3artery will not
charge
Switch is "OFF".
2.
3_
4,
5o
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
Blown
or lamp(s) burned ouL
light switch,
or damaged wiring.
fuse.
1'.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON",
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch_
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
2, Poor cable connections.
3o Faulty regulator
1. Replace battery_
2. Check/clean all connections,
3. Replace regulator.
(if so equipped).
4_ Faulty alternator.
4.
Replace alternator.
1.
1.
Place freewheel
2.
"engaged" position°
Replace motion drive belt.
3,
Purge transmission.
.
Bad battery cell(s).
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure°
6_ Replace/sharpen blade_
Tighten blade bolt,
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10, Replace with blades listed in
this manual,
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes,
i ill
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
center
CORRECTION
6. Worn, bent or loose blade_
Headlight(s) not
working
if so equipped)
to Sears service
Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing,
1. Engine throttle control not set
at "SLOW" position for 30
30 seconds before stopping
i
engine,
32
•
i i iilll
.......ii
control in
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
SCHEMATIC
SAT?ERY
AMMETER
FUSE
STARTER
BLACK
RD
SOLENOID
t .......
J
CLUTCH/ BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
.-_(
WHITE
IGNITION
SWITCH
....
_E
[
i....
_ITC
(NOT
SEAT
OCCUPIED)
SWITCH
BIJ_CK _
GROUNDING
I J31J,
CK
(OPTIONAL)
UNIT
BLUE
j
LINE I
3 Af*fP DC O 381_ RPM
FUEL
.........
SHUT-OFF
{2PLUGS ON
TWI_ICYL. ENGINES)
ICHARGING
SysIEM
DISC_t_NECTED)
J
SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
ORAHGE
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM
THE L]GHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THE[R BRIGHTEST
BROWtl
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE"
OFF
M÷G÷At
RUN/LIGHT B+AI
RUN
R+A1
START B+S+A
NONE
A2+L
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIR NG
02363
33
HEADLIGHTS
/";'7
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
---O--REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
ELECTRICAL
22
29
28
I
90
34
I
I
t
I
t
t
I
•
I
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER
917.273402
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. _NO_
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
90
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Box Battery Fender
Switch, Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152J
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga, 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga, w/16 wire red
Fuse 20 AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Plunger No Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness _gn
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 onc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Battery Fender
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
180449
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S inches
1 inch= 254 mm
35
TRACTOR - - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273402
29
28
39
166
/,5
31
209
9,
208
209
207
208
i
64
209
14
2O8
74
39
36
4
chassis-Laser -ILstlt_27
TRACTOR - - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273402
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
166
206
207
208
209
212
--*
Chassis Stamping
Drawbar
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panet, Dash, R,H
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly Laser
Bumper Extrusion
Nut
Grille Lens Asm (includes #'s 29 and 212)
Fend/Ftrest Pni STLT
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket PivotLaser
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Bwaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Jod PIvotChassis/Hood
Screw 19-16 x3/4
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18TT
BcrawThdrol 5/16-18x1/2TYTT
ScrawThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thd_ 3/8-16 x 3/4 BI
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
Plug Dome Plastic
174619
176554
185272
167846)(013
STD533710
174996
1721057.010
17490608
186682X558
184921
STD541437
188636
168571X558
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
73680600
175702
186689
175582
156524
171875
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
175143
5479J
187801
NOTE:
All component dimensions given In US inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
GROUND DRIVE
57
263
32
,52
2
16
3O
29
252
22
55
19
25
78 76
96
1
74
drive-hydro
75
38
silt_72
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
9'17.273402
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
......
8
10
14
15
16
165866
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
19
21
22
24
25
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
69
STD541437
130564
178141
73350600
!06888X
STD561218
175765
71673
174973
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
178138
159691
17120614
8883R
175410
173937
STD551143
154778
142432
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerlese LTH2000
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins.
5/16-18 uric
Nut Lock Hex W/VVsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Brake Red
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3(4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket,Transaxte
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 une x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite
Bolt 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 G,t 5
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr, 5
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8q6 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x ,875
Cover, Pedal
Pu{tey,Engine
BeltHex 7/16-20x4Gr
5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Screw Hex Wsh HI-Lo
1/4-1/2 unc
69
142432
70
74
75
76
77
76
81
82
83
85
89
95
96
112
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
178140
165711
19171216
150360
188309X428
178134
4497H
19091210
72140688
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
202
212
245
246
247
251
252
263
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169845
72110614
145212
178122
178121
181463
17060516
19131616
17000612
DESCRIPTION
Screw Hex Wsh HI-Lo
1/4 x 1/2 uric
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 Ga
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x3/4 x 18 Ga
Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD
Console, Shift
Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13132x 2 x 10 Ga
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1 !25
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk
1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 uno
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 unc x 1 Gr 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 561
Plate Fastening
Nyllner Snap4n 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Strap Torque Lh LTH2000
Strap Torque Rh LTH2000
Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000
Screw 5116-18 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US. inches
1 inch= 25 4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
I
i
I
i
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
37_37
36
88
43
4O
10
steedng_olIt47
4O
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
5
10
11
12
!3
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
36
09
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
67
88
91
95
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, RH
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Ring, KIIp
Dragllnk
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Top_ock1/2-20 unt
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga
Screw 3/8-!6 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
_nsert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 x 2-3/8
Net Crownlock 3/8-24 unf
Adaptor, Steertng Wheel
Soot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock 1/4-28
Belt Hex 1/4-28 unf x 1-1/4 Gr 6
Spacer Brace Axle
Bait RDHD Sqnk 3/6-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Washer Flat
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
Washer Harden
139768
184706
169840
169839
6266H
12_t748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
180641
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19183812
73540600
186737
145054X428
121749X
180640
184946X505
73540400
71130420
160367
72140616
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
188967
NOTE; All component dimensions given in US inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
ENGINE
3
2
72
81
4
78
..-
..;,,.
€
÷
33
31
29
\
OPTIONAL
23
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
englne-bs I cyl_l 7
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720408
4
18
14
23
29
31
32
33
37
137352
165291
148456
169837
137180
184900
140527
123487X
137040
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt/Ch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine (See Breakdown)
Br)ggs Model 31H777-0297-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Tube Drafn oil easy
Shield Browning/Debds Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel 20"
KEY
NO.
36
40
44
PART
Nee
191654
124028X
17670412
45
46
72
78
81
17000612
19091416
183906
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Plug drain oll easy
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x
8/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/6 x 16 Ga,
Screw Socket Head 5/1@18 x 1
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
SEAT ASSEMBLY
12
seat_l_knob9
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
g
16
11
12
Seat
Bracket Fender Pivot
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/ins 3/8-16 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk ZI
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
166716
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
121246X
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 _d
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 x 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Btk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr, 6 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 uno-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga,
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches
1 Inch=254 mm
43
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273402
DECALS
13
7
4
2
13
!0
\
20
11
12
15
16
14
KEY PART
NOo NO,
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Decal, Replacement
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, Deck "B" 42"
Decal, Customer Maintenance
Decal Hood Side LT1060
Decal, Fender; Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Battery
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
13
14
t5
16
20
-------
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Engine
Decal, Mower Hvy Duty 12 Ga.
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Deca{, D{sconnect
Decal, LiftHandle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manuel, Spanish
156811
19O937
184728
184729
179128
133644
184730
184899
156439
138047
146046
4,10
11
183827
160396
189100
172331
149516
178392
138311
184310)(428
184311X428
191736
191737
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing F{anga
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18 x 9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 x 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk I 50 x 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X824
278H
9040H
106108X624
106268X
7152J
104757X428
144334
NOTE:All componentdimensionsgiven in US. inches
1 inch= 254 mm
wheeLr
44
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
13
2
6
4
11__
6 13
20
lift-rh 1piece
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring
W/Plunger
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L,H
Link Asm Lilt R H
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
Retainer Sprtng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/6-24
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
3
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
MOWER DECK
67
152_
5
34
21
23
24
26
16
28
29
1
18
42_D man+path_stir_3
46
27
I
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273402
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
165460
STD624006
178024
650857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
--
139775
--
138971
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132927
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
72110612
36
40
44
45
46
48
131494
73900600
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1 25 Gr 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following b_ades are
available)
Blade, 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdro] Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mahdrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt Carr Sh, 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Gr 5
Pulley, Id!er, Flat
Nut Lock 3/8-16 unc
Guard, Mandrel, L,H
Retainer
Screw, Thd Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
47
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
129
130
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
156
159
184
185
--
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165886
171977
131335
169029
165898
19691210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #!0
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1
Gr 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x !0 Ga,
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw HexThd Cut 1/4_20x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga
Head Asm Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaft and Shaft
Hardware Only-Pulley Not
included
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std Deck-Order separately
mulcher cover components key
nos 101-106)
NOTE: All component dimensions given tn U S _nches
1 inch=254 mm
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
87
23
1oo
48
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
5
6
9
13
14
15
17
22
23
25
26
28
29
31
36
37
38
40
41
42
42A
43
44A
44B
45
47
48
49
56
68
67
772151
770135
776355
778263
786197
778368
778368
778373
786139
792194
792195
792073A
792125
792035
780065
780189
790071
790007
799021
792204
790102
792202
792203
792171
790100
790099
790101
774869
774688
778378
778379
780195
776440
Cover L H
Case
Counter Shaft
Spur Gear 11T
Neutral Sleeve (572)
Bevel Gear (Incl 14) (13 Teeth)
Bevel Gear (Incl 13) (13 Teeth)
Ring Gear(54Teeth)
Drive Pin
Spring
Washer +750 ID
Screw 1/4-20 x 1+1/4"
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Washer ,627 ID 091W
Washer ,563 ID ,062W
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad
Roll Pin 25
Brake Lever
Screw, 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1-3/4
Screw, 10-24 x 500
Inside Brake (Mach)
Outside Brake (Casting)
Actuator Rod
Axle 16812
Axle 11 625
Spur Gear 18T
Spur Gear 81T
Washer ,7501D 062W
Brakeshaft
49
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
70
79
85
87
99
100
101
102
103
164
105
166
107
109
113
114
115
127
!50
157
180
182
183
184
185
190
191
200
786196
792201
792154
788088A
792141
792200
792199
792184
792193
792198
780096
786162
792046
788104
786199
786200
786198
784384
788093A
788102
730229
788103
792118
792196
798050
792150
792151
794787
203
206
207
208
209
210
798044
798055
798053
798040
798054
794788
DESCRIPTION
Spacer 625 765
Spring
Oil Fill Plug
Otl Seal 3/4"
Washer 3771D 058W
Snubber Washer
Snubber Spring +471D
Washer 4371D 078W
Screw, 1/4-28 x 490
Nut, 3/8-24
Washer 625 ID 057W
Sleeve Assembly
Screw, 1/4-20 x 1"
"O" Ring
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl, 157)
Sleeve Ass'y (Incl 87)
Sleeve Assembly (Incl 87)
Shift Lever Ass'y (Incl 109)
Liquid Gasket RTV SIItcon
Oil Seal 9/16"1D
BOil Spec (80W90)
Grommet
Relief Valve
Hose Barb
Tubing 1/2 x 5
Washer
Nut 7/16+20
Differential (Gear Reduction
Drive)
Pulley & Hub Ass'y
Disconnect Lever
Mounting Plate
Fan
Control Lever
Hydro Module LH Fender Control
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777,TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
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127A
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105
127_
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116
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777,TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
11
!2
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
697174
399265
391086
697188
698147
699168
697109
597113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
699052
699054
DESCRIPTION
Cyllnder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
•
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
,+
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Gasket*Breather
°
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
°
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Cranksha(t
•
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase CovadSump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (020"
Oversize)
26
699051
Ring Set (Standard)
697559
Ring Set ( 020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
27
698469
Pin-Piston
28
697099
29
697126
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
-*
697263
Rod-Connecting ( 020"
Undersize)
32
692852
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
33
695760
Valve-Intake
34
695761
35
691279
Spring-Valve (Intake)
36
691279
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
37
697108
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
40
691752
43
691968
Slinger-GovernodOil
45
690564
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
46
698492
Short Block
48
697762
50
690193
Manifold4ntake
51
692137 •O:1:+Gasket-Intake
53
690227
Stud (Carburetor)
54
691148
Screw (Intake Manifold)
73
697133
Screen-Rotating
74
697897
Screw (Rotating Screen)
78
691003
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
89
690283
Plug-Oil
93
690662 O
Bushing-ThrottleShaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
94
498030
94A
695425
Kit-Idle Mixture (Nikko
95
691636
Screw (Throttle Valve)
95A
690719 O
Screw (Throttta Valve (NIkkI)
98
495800
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed (Nikko
98A
695408
104
690525
Pin-Float Hinge
104A 694918 O
Pin-Float Hinge (Nikki)
105
231855 O
Valve-Float Needle
105A 696136 O
Valve-Float Needle (Nikki)
KEY
NO_
PART
NO.
106
108
108A
! 17
117A
118
118A
121
121A
125
125A
690577 (3
690464
695419
694352 _1
699457 _
697228
699458
697241
699521
698445
DESCRIPTION
Seat-}nlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Nikki)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (Standard) (Nikki)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Jet-Main (High Altitude) (Nlkki)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul (Ntkkl)
Carburetor
Carburetor (For Complete
Carburetor, Service with
698445)
127
695005
Plug-Welch
127A 690727 O
Plug-Welch (Nikki)
130
691750
Valve*Throttle
130A 699560
Valve-Throttle (Nikko
131
494379
Kit-Throttle Shaft
131A 699501
Kit-Throttle Shaft (Nikko
133
494381
Float-Carburetor
133A 694914
Float-Carburetor (Nikko
135
698780
Tube-Fuel Transfer
187
281165 E}_: Gasket-FloatBowl
137A 698781 E} Gasket-Float Bowl (Nlkki)
141
495097
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
141A 698778
Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikko
142
697140 O
Nozzle-Carburetor
146
691639
Key-Timing
187
697098
Line-Fuel
188
691693
Screw (Control Bracket)
192
691966
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
202
691841
Link-Mechanical Governor
209
692208
Spring-Governor
216
691840
Link-Choke
222
694042
Bracket-Control
227
691374
Lever-Governor Control
231
691636
Screw (Choke Valve)
232
691842
Spring-Governor
238
691843
Cap-Valve
240
394358
Filter-Fuel
265
691024
Clamp-Casing
267
695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
276
692255 O:_ Washer-Sealing
276A 695410
Washer-Sealing
304
697783
Housing-Blower
305
697102
Screw (Blower Housing)
305A 697103
Screw (Blower Housing)
306
697107
Shleld-Cylinder
307
691003
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
O
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+
Included In Engine Gasket Set, Key No 358
Included In Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key No,
121
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key No
977
Included In Valve Gasket Set, Key No 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S,
inches 1 inch = 25 4 mm
53
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917.273402
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31H777, TYPE NUMBER 0297-E1
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
309
310
311
333
334
337
358
663
383
404
431
445
462
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
527
544
552
559
562
579
584
601
614
616
617
634
693551
690323
497608
495859
691061
691043
697191
19203
89838
691691
697122
697634
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
692024
697086
691032 •
697184
698467
692034
697144
693675
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
692138 O •
690801 O
634A
635
643
654
684
698779 _
691909
697417
690958
697157
691
692
697
718
729
741
750
757
758
759
783
789
797
801
802
803
830
842
847
851
692407 *
690572
690372
690959
691224
697128
691033
697607
697134
697392
693713
698329
693167
691283
691286
693757
691095
691031 o
697611
692424
DESCRIPTION
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Elbow*lntake
FUter-AIr Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (GovernorControl Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
SeaI-DIpetlckTube
Tube-Dipstick
Clamp-Tube
Starter-Armature
Bushing-GovernorCrank
Screw (Remote Choke Stop)
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
SeaI-O Ring (Ir'_takeManifold)
Spdng/Seal Assembly (Manual
Choke)
Sprlng/SealAssembly(NIkki)
Boot-Spark Plug
Retainer-Air Filter
Nut (Carburetor)
Screw (Breather Passage
Cover)
Seal-Governor Shaft
Spring-Detent
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
SeaI-O Ring (DIpstlckTube)
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Termlnai-Spark Plug
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
868
914
943
947
947A
950
965
967
968
975
975A
977
987
987A
1005
1017
1019
1022
1023
1024
1026
......
1027
1029
1034
1035
1036
1040
1044
1051
1058
1059
1070
1090
1091
1095
1119
1127
1263
1264
1265
1266
1266A
1267
1270
1279
1329
1330
690968
690960
690589
694393
695423
691657
499613
697015
697446
495933
699502
690192
691326
698777
697111
690770
698814
272475
692492
499054
692003
692011
492932
691751
690822
693784
695700
698368
698139
691265
275038
698516
690372
691293
691333
690190
691183
695407
697124
697104
697125
691917
697123
697662
697156
690960
(_
:_
+
DESCRIPTION
Seal-Valve
Screw (Rocker Cover)
•
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Solenoid-Fuel (Nikki)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Cover-Oil Pump
FIIter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
BowFFIoat (Nikki)
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle Shaft
O
O
Seal-Throttle Shaft (NIkkl)
Fan-Flywheel
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Labe!
Gasket-Rocker Cover
.+
Cover-Rocker Arm
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Intake)
Red-Push (Exhaust)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Kit.Screw/Washer
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Llmiter
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw (Alternator)
Screw-Float Bowl
Reed.Breather
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower Housing
._1 SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
O
Latch-Blower Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
.÷
31H777-0202ReplacementEngine
272147
Repair Manual
Included
Included
121
Included
977
Included
In Engine Gasket Sat, Key_No 358
In Carburetor Overhaul Kit. Key_No,
In Carburetor Gasket Set, Key No
In Valve Gasket Set. Key No. 1095
NOTE= All component dimensions given in US, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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