Craftsman 917.275685 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
24 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.275685
This product has a low emission engine which operates
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 prn, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ................................................
2
Safety Rules ..........................................
3
Product Specifications ........................... 6
AssembiyPre-Operation
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Operation .............................................
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Maintenance .......................................
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Maintenance Schedule ........................ 17
Service and Adjustments ..................... 22
Storage ................................................
29
Troubleshooting ...................................
30
Repair Parts .........................................
34
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears
will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years.
During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product
at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your
convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days
of purchase but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
product is dropped off at an authorized Sears ocat on. For the nearest authorized Sears
location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product
is within the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the
first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service wil/stiil be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman
2
Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
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
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lug"
WARNING:
Do not coast down a
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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.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some
of its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
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Read, understand, and follow all
instructions on the machine and in the
manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
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of the discharge opening at all times.
Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
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the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing. 3
Never direct discharged material
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction.
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the
entire grass catcher, discharge guard,
or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging the discharge
guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or
good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious
injury.
Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights.
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
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of
control and tip-over accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects. Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine. Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
• Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
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Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may
lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
• Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope, if the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction, which
could cause the machine to roll over.
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Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability
of the machine. Do no use on steep
slopes.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments. The machine could
suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the
edge or if the edge caves in.
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Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV. TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on
towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance
to stop.
V. SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
• Use only approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
• Never fuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle
or ona truck or trailer bed with plastic
liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle when
filling.
Ill. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity.
Never assume
that children will remain where you last
saw them.
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Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
• Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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Remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the
ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment with a portable
container,dispenser
nozzle.rather
than from a gasoline
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Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or container opening at
all times until fueling is complete. Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
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If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas
cap and tighten securely,
GENERAL
SERVICE
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Never operate machine in a closed
area.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices,
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Nevercarry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
storing.debris"
Allow machine to cool before
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components and
the discharge guard frequently and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the 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.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
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).
Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons
and Type:
Unleaded Regular
Oi! Type
(API-SG-SL):
SAE 30(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
w/Filter
w/o Filter
Spark Plug:
GAP: .040")
Champion QC12YC
4.0 Pints
3.75 Pints
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Forward:
Reverse:
Tire Pressure:
Front: 14 PSI
Rear: 10 PSI
Charging
System:
16 Amps @ 3600RPM
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt
Torque:
27-35
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
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
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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.
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from a Sears technician on products
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For prices and additional information
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
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For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory. When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind
the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
ADJUST SEAT
1. Raise seat and loosen adjustment
knob.
2. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
3. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
UNPACK CARTON
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2, Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions),
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Adjustment
Knob
' Label
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NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE
WHEEL
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function
of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF
For shipping purposes, the right rear
gauge wheel assembly is mounted
upside down on the mower. Remove the
gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from
the bottom as shown. To adjust gauge
wheels, see the Operation section in this
manual.
SKID
(See Operation
section for location
and function
of controls)
_kWARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed,
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
5. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
6. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
7. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
8. Release parking brake.
9. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
10. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever in
neutral position.
11.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower
ing should be properly leveled.
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
and Adjustments section of this
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
housSee 'q-O
the Service
manual.
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
muted correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See 9"0 ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
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,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
•/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
4' 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 9-0 TRANSPORT" in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
#" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls, their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
•/ Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this
manual).
4" It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See 9"0
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
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REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
FAST
PARKING
BRAKE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ATrACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING
BRAKE
LOCKED
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
LIGHTS ON
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
&
SLOW
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
REVERSE
BRAKEK:LUTCH
PEDAL
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&
&
FORWARD
MOWER HEIGHT
IGNITION SWITCH
PARKING
BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
KEEPAREACLEAR
SLOPENAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicatesa hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicatesa situationthat 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
and/or property
injury
,_b:_ll if
HOT
not avoided,
SURFACES
could
indicates
result ainhazard
death, which,
serious injury
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and/or property damage.
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FIRE indicates
hazardserious
which, ifinjury
not avoided,
could
result inadeath,
and/or
property damage.
damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference.
Ignition Switch
ROS "ON"
'Position
Attachment
Clutch Switch
Ammeter
Throttle
Lift Lever
Plunger
Choke Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
-Light Switch
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Freewheel
Control
Motion Control
Lever
Parking Brake Lever
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Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used
to engage the mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
A'n'ACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengagages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position,
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
"ON" POSITON - Allows operation of
mower deck or other powered attachment
while in reverse.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
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eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses I
or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments
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or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal 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
Attachment Clutch Switch
Pull out to "Engage"
Key
Brake
Pedal
Position
Parking
"Engaged"
STOPPING
Position
Push in to
"Disengage"
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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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" ofgrass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
_lopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
TO USE THRO'n'LE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUI-FING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch Switch _._
Pull Out To "Engage"
GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE; Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See "TO ADJUST
MOWER CU-I-FING HEIGHT" in this
section of manual).
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
"Disengage" -_,_
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless ignition key
is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
_I_WARNING:
Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary to reposition the machine with
the attachment engaged. Do not mow in
reverse unless absolutely necessary.
USING THE REVERSE OPERATION
SYSTEM 1. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
2. With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise to ROS "ON" position.
3. Look down and behind before backing.
4. Slowly move motion control lever to
reverse (R) position to start movement.
5. When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position.
Spring
,,
TO OPERATE
Attachemnt
Lift Lever High
Position
Clevis
Pin
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. 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.
ROS "ON" Position
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Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating'.
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TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_ILWARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral (N)
position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
TOTRANSPORT
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.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87
octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
J_kCAUTION; 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.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
Transmission
Engaged
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Transmission
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting your tractor on a truck or a
trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured
to tractor. Use an appropriate means of
tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
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To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage
Instructions for additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
3. Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
5. Move throttle control to fast position
6. Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt. For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
NOTE" Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
7. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, push choke control in, wait
a few minutes and try again. If engine
still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry.
• 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 STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
8. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed
and load, until the choke control is fully
in. If the engine starts to run roughly,
pull the choke control out slightly for a
few seconds and then continue to push
the control in slowly. This may require
an engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake and
let the clutch/brake slowly return to
operating position.
3. Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during the
engine warm up period.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up and
may require the choke control be pulled
out slightly.
NOTE; If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
8. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to
run smoothly. If the engine starts to
run roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
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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 feet. 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.
• 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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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge
of material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the attachment being used.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
"SYOUOOMPL
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RECO
SERV,CE
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Check 8rake
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DATE, _
Operation
Check Tire Pressure
_
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Check Operator Presence and
! T ROSSystems
i R Check for Loose Fasteners
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Lubrication Chart
0
A
Check
Battery LevelMower Blades
Sharpen/Replace
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Clean Battery and Terminals
ll_s
_
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Check Transaxle Cooling
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine Oil Level
Change
Engine
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Oil (with oil filter)
_1
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Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)
_1.2
N
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Clean Air Filter
1_'2
Clean Air Screen
_2
NI
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
E
ReplaceEngine
Oil Filter
(If equipped)
Clean
Cooling
Pins
;
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Replace Spark Plug
I_
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
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Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
under
2 - Sen_ice
in dirty or dusty conditions.
more often when
operating
a heavy
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with maiotenance*free petter,/.
5 - Tighten front axle I_vot bolt to 35 ft.-roe, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
load or
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
EACH
LUBRICATION
CHART
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(_ REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
USE
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Checktire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
(ROS)
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position
and the attachment clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
_, CAUTION:
Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer of
your tractor. Using a blade not approved
by the manufacturer of your tractor is
hazardous, could damage your tractor and
void your warranty.
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. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation 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 the
attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
OPERATION
BLADE REMOVAL
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.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
PRESENCE
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
Flat
Edge_,p
Washer_
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ROS "ON" Position
TO SHARPEN
Trailing
Mandrel
Assembly
Blade _-_
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Was
ar
Blade Bolt-------.-__
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
CJnter Hole_
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.
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TRANSAXLE
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
Center Hole
5/8" Bolt
COOLING
Blade
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SG-SL.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
F
C
-3o
.20
TEMPERATURE
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).
to
RANGE
o
ANTICIPATED
10
BEFORE
2o
NEXT
OIL CHANGE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 32°F.
Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from
running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 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.
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TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SG-SL.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain '
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove cover.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
OilDrainValve
an,C,o.O
Locked
1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover
and secure.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized air to clean
or dry cartridge.
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Yellow Cap
Drain Tube
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull 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.
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.
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ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
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CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned,
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
MUFFLER
Clamp
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
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WARNING: 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.
4, 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
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch switch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off electric clutch pulley.
4. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
5. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
6. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
7. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
7. Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
Suspension
Arms
Electric
Pulley
Front Link
Retainer
Spring
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Anti-Sway
Bar
Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front of
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
6.0 Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
Mandrel
A
(_
Suspension
I I
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_Adjustment
_Nut
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BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUALIN
LENGTH
I_iftLink
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Front
Links
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Trunnion
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in 'transmission
engaged" position.
5. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
With parking brake "Engaged"
Mandrel Pulley Idler Pulleys
Operating
Arm
Nut
Mandrel
Pulley
TO CHECK AND ADJUST
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
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
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See"TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE; Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Disconnect clutch wire harness.
3. Remove clutch Iocator.
4. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Remove belt downward from engine
pulley and around electric clutch.
6. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley.
7. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BRAKE
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
belt around electric clutch and onto
engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut
securely.
Reconnect clutch harness.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
Electric
Clutch
_
Clutching --
_
3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off.
4. While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
1. Loosen the adjustment bolt.
2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to
1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
4. Start engine and test.
5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
..Clutch
Locator
Idler
I •
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J
Stationary--(
Idler
_Jl=
Center Span/_
Keeper
Transmission _
Input Pulley
II
, _j,/
.J_
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Clutch
_.._."_
Wire
_
L_ /L_ Harness
Motion Control Lever
Neutral
Lock Gate
_
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
Adjustment
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
Bolt
REMOVAL/
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, itshould be purged
after reinstallationand before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in
the Operation section of this manual.
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TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining Ring
Axle
_
I_IL'_
_/_!1C_1
Cover ,'_'__J
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only) _
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
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
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_IWARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
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Ke
Terminal
Access
Terminal
Guard
o"
Nut
Hex Bolt
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect the headlight wire connector.
..,
(Red) Cable
"- Negative
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Headlight Wire
Connector
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
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ENGINE
TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull
cable back until swivel is against stop.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
/
Swivel
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner.
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think
the engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a qualified service
center, which has proper equipment and
experience to make any necessary adjustments.
Clamp Screw
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Clamp
Screw
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_I_WARNING"
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BA'I-FERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
Also, alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol
or using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed tO Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
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.
1.
2.
! 3.
i 4.
5.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loss of power
1. Cutting too much grass/too
1. Raise cutting height/reduce
fast.
speed.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves and 3. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
4. Dirty air filter.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
.
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poor cut - uneven
Worn, bent or loose blade.
2.
3.
4.
5.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1. Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Mower deck not level.
2. Level mower deck.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and i3. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
Bent blade mandrel.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
open vent holes.
and trash around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove obstruction.
1. Engine speed too slow.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
Engine"backfires'
when turning
engine "OFF"
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
! 1 Bad battery cell(s).
12. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
1. Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
i 2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
3. Purge transmission.
1. Engine throttle control not se 1. Move throttle control
between half and full speed
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stoppin!
(fast) position before
engine,
stopping engine.
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275685
SCHEMATIC
028G319337613a7131_
/ 3_91391
1392
BATTERY
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AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
SOLENOID
FUSE
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SPARK
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FUEL SHUTK)FF
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LINE t'B
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IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
M+G+A1
RUNK)VERRIDE
B+A1
RUN
START
B÷A1
_+S+A1
"MAKIE"
L÷A2
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NOTE
HEADLIGHTS
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
NON-REMOVABLE
REMOVABLE
BATrERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
o2e,
z3WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
55
79
92
93
94
Battery
Bolt Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray Battery
Bolt Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock
Harness Light
Bulb Light
Cable Starter
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ignition
Key Molded
Switch Light / Reset
Harness ignition
ScrewThd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Switch PTO
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Socket Asm Bulb Twistlock
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
8860R
146148
175158
73510400
145491
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193389
17720408
131563
192507
122822X
174652
141940
17490508
175242
193465
192540
191834
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR-CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
MODEL
NUMBER 917.275685
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278
1209
11
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6O
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74
2O6
209
2O9
chassis-stealth,sUt_21
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.275685
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
54
58
59
60
64
74
90
142
143
144
145
154
155
158
159
161
206
209
217
278
174619
176554
193636X428
72140608
167203
188702X010
17490608
175260X428
162026
STD541437
174515X428
161840
192395X428
139976
17490508
175710
192512
175351
187495
STD533707
174997
STD541437
124346X
175702
186689
175582
156524
161897
161900
162037
191120X428
164655
170165
17000612
179132X428
191611
Chassis
Drawbar
Dash
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Dash LH
Panel Dash RH
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Plate Battery
Locknut Hex with Insert 3/8-16 uric
Grille
Lens Bar
Fender/Footrest
Bracket Fender/Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Screw Hex Wshd 10-32 x 5/8
Duct Hood
Bushing 1.375 OD
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Dash Lower
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-Hd 1/4
Plate Reinforcement
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Parking Brake Bkrt
Cupholder
Bumper Extrusion .600 x 3.50
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Console FuelWindow
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25,4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275685
GROUND DRIVE
29
252
22
55
25
19
78
74
75
drive-hydro.stlL71
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
8
9
10
14
15
16
17
192502
180505
STD561210
10040400
74490544
STD541431
126197X
19
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
STD541437
106933X
178141
190736
73350600
106888X
STD561210
175765
124236X
169592
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
199652
105709X
17060620
178138
169691
17120614
123533X
174607
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Peerless LTH2000
(See Breakdown)
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Clutch
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 uno
Washer
1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Knob 1/2-13
Rod Brake
Bracket Anti-Rotation
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric
Spring, Brake Rod
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod Parking Brake
Cap Parking Brake
Bracket Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x3/4
Shaft Foot Pedal
Bearing Nylon
Washer
Pin Roll
Pulley Composite
Bolt RDHD
3/8-16 unc x 2-3/4 Gr. 5
Keeper Belt Idler
Pulley IdlerV-Groove
Bellcrank Clutch
Retainer Belt
Bolt Carr 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 3/8-18 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
Keeper Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover Pedal
Pulley Engine
64
65
66
69
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
85
89
95
112
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
197
198
202
245
246
247
251
252
254
263
DESCRIPTION
173967
STD551143
154778
142432
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
178139
165711
19171216
150360
192387X428
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 unc
Spacer
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga,
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD
Console Shift
178134
19091210
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
169613
169593
72110614
178122
178121
181462
17060516
19131616
17000616
17000612
Disconnect Asm Rod Bypas LTH
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/16 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uncx 1 Gr.5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl 7/8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Strap Torque Lh LTH2000
Strap Torque Rh LTH2000
Link Shift Transaxle LTH2000
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer 13/32 x I x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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NUMBER 917.275685
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TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275685
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
46
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
95
186094X428
184706
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
177883
126847X
19131416
17000612
76020412
192757
155105
152927
186095X428
19183812
73540600
186737
163888X428
121749X
184946X505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
199978
173966
175118
175553
188967
Wheel Steering
Axle Asm
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Link Drag
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Asm Steering
Bushing Link Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga,
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Rod Tie
Bushing Strg
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wh
Washer 9/16 ID x 2-3/80D 12 Ga.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg
Boot Steering
Washer 25/32 1 1/4x 16Ga,
Cap Spindle
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 unc x 2-1/4
Axle Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat ,781 x 1-1/2 x .15
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 uric
Clip Steering
Washer Harden .793 x 1.637 x ,060
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.275685
ENGINE
2
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25
14
38
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EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
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KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
175437X505
191611
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
17
23
25
149723
160589
159955
171877
162797
165391
148456
17060624
169837
18776X505
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
Control Throttle/Choke
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Engine B&S Model
445677-0413-E1 (See Breakdown)
Muffler
Exhaust Tube RH
Exhaust Tube LH
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 w/sems
Shield Browning
Muffler Gasket
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Screw 3/8-16 x I SMGML-1/2
Shield Heat
Control Choke
29
31
32
33
37
38
41
45
72
81
112
137180
179022
179124X428
123487X
8543R
181654
139277
17000612
183906
73510400
3645J
DESCRIPTION
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scrn)
Tank Fuel
Cap Asm Fuel
Clamp Hose Black
Line Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Stem Tank Fuel
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 unc
Bushing
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
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damage
TO STA
When stz
or if the
take extr;
the tank
1. Be s_
transl
2. Sit or
depr_
parkir
3. Place
(N) p(
4. Move
positi.
5. Move
6. Pull c
start
attem
needq
NOTE: E
cold star
7. Inserl
cloclo
keya
not FL
than 1
engin
attem
a few
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
SEAT ASSEMBLY
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
180598
180166
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
195696
166369
174648
121248X
72050412
Seat
Bracket Pivot Fender
Clip Push-In
Nut Hex w/Ins 3/8-18 unc
Spring Seat Cprsn
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga,
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
25
41
Spacer Split
Spring Cprsn
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Zinc
Cap Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 uric
NutHex LockW/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x 62
Strap Aem. Fender
121249X
123740X
123976X
124238X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
140675
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275685
DECALS
11
5
7
16
3
13
21
11
10
21
8
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
187407
138047
194023
194024
194027
146046
193654
179128
400482
156439
189637
160396
Decal Reflector LH
Decal BatteryDiehard Sears
Decal Hood RH
Decal Hood LH
Decal FenderCraftsman
Decal V-Belt Ddve Schematic
Decal Dash
Decal Deck Caution
Decal Replacement Hood
Decal Fender Danger
Decal Panel Dash
Decal V-Belt Schematic
13
15
16
18
20
21
23
------
Decal Replacement Parts
Decal ReflectorRH
Decal SteeringWheel
Decal Fender Opr,
Decal Battery
Decal Hood Side Panel
Decal Engine
Decal ChassisDisconnect
Pad FootrestLH
Pad FootrestRH
Manual Owner'sEnglish
Manual Owner'sSpanish
WHEELS
2_
& TIRES
5,8
4,10
11
133644
187408
164065
193307
149516
194025
189684
178392
184310X428
18431lX428
400445
400446
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
Cap ValveTire
Stem Valve
Tire FTs 15 x 6.0 - 6 Service
Tube Front(Service Item Only)
Rim Asm6" front Service
FittingGrease (FrontWheel Only)
BearingFlange (FrontWheel Only)
Rim Asm 8" rear Service
Tire RTs 20 x 8-8 C Service
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
Cap Axle BIk 1.50 x 1.00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X417
278H
9040H
106108X417
138468
7152J
104757X428
144334
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
wheeL1
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
LIFT ASSEMBLY
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2
4
6
5
11
4
12
13
19
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15
19
15
31
32
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
12
13
15
197980
198070
188822
12000002
19211621
120183X
175830
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
PlungerAssembly
ShaftAssembly,Lift
Pin Gmove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
BearingNylon
Grip Handle Fluted
LinkLift L.H.
LinkLift R.H,
Retainer Spring
LinkFront Susp
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
733508O0
175689
73800800
139868
194209
169865
73540600
Nut Hex Jam 1/2-13 unc
TrunnionFrontSusp
Nut Lockw/Wsh 1/2-13 unc
Arm Asm SuspensionMower
Pin Cotter7/16 BowTie Lock
BearingPivotLift
Nut Crownlock3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
MOWER DECK
140"
117
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119"
11T"
116
21
34
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29
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27
16
18
149
5
6
19F
21
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
182032
STD533107
138017
194208
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
138971
--
134149
--
139775
13
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
44
45
46
54
55
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
STD533717
131494
73900600
140088
STD624003
137729
178515
155046
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Asm Sway Bar Front
Pin Cotter5/16 BowTie Lock
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer Lock
Washer Hardened
(The following blades are available
Blade 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharge)
Blade 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Shaft Assembly Mandrel Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing Mandrel Vented
Bearing Ball Mandrel
Stripper Mower Deck
Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder
Baffle Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket Deflector
Cap Sleeve
Spring Tomion Deflector
Nut Push
Shield Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod Hinge
Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd
Washer Spacer
Pulley Mandrel
Nut Toplock Flanged
Bolt
Pulley Idler Flat
Nut Lock 3/8-16 une
Guard Mandrel L.H.
Retainer
ScrewThd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer Hardened
Arm Idler
47
56
59
61
68
92
113
116
117
118
119
129
130
131
134
135
165723
141043
174882
174883
STD541437
17000510
4898H
188606
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD53.3710
156941
159765
136
138
155986
159763
139
159767
140
159768
143
144
145
146
148
149
150
159
184
--
157109
158634
165888
171977
169022
165898
19091210
STD533717
19131410
130794
--
181542
DESCRIPTION
Spacer Retainer
Guard Tuv Idler (94)
Spring Ext Elect Clutch
V-Belt
Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
Screw 5/16-18
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-1
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear
LH
Bar Adjusting Gauge Wheel
Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Rear
RH
Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Front
RH
Bracket Asm Wheel Gauge Front
LH
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42"Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarraige Idler
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 unc x 1-3/4
Washer 3/8
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley not included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
gauge wheels 5, 116-119,134,
136).
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
47
87
115
48
115
87
i
/
22
23
160
10t
102
207
48
2_
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER LTH2000
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
3
5
6
9
13
772151
770135
776355
778263
786197
778368
14
778368
15
17
22
23
25
26
28
29
31
36
37
38
40
41
42
42A
43
44A
44B
45
47
48
49
56
65
67
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
DESCRIPTION
Cover L.H.
Case
Counter Shaft
Spur Gear 11T
Neutral Sleeve (.572)
BeveIGear (Incl. 14) (13
Teeth)
Bevel Gear (Incl. 13) (13
Teeth)
Ring Gear (54 Teeth)
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, 10-24x.500
Inside Brake (Mach)
Outside Brake (Casting)
Actuator Rod
Axle 16.812
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
104
105
106
107
109
113
114
115
127
150
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
Oil 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 Silicon
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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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1
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REPLACEMENT
10_4_'_'_
ENGINE I
7l_J A
1005_
332_)
75_
69s
v
L1330
165_
REPAIR MANUAL
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
883
868
7_
153
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
868
1
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691
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52
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
15A
16
20
22
23
24
25
699753
499585
391086699747
693998
693999
693997 .+
499601
690937 •
691108
690942
697227.
791130
690946
691680
790136
690947 *
694966
691053
222698
694003
694007
694004
694008
690975
690229
499583
690976
499596
697464
690963
690963
499586
690977
790562
698172
695241
690950 °O_
690951
695239
699816
494439
698425
691056
690283
690718
699721
6949180
698537 O
699723
699494
699495
699734
699709
690993
499805
699724
699729
690994 O:_
690979
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)
Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston (Standard)
Rod-Connecting (Standard)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Plug-Oil
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
FIoat-Carburator
Tube-Fuel Transfer
Gasket-Float Bowl
Key-Timing
26
27
28
29
32
33
84
35
36
42
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
54A
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
117A
121
125
130
131
133
185
137
146
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
150
160
163
165
187
187A
690995 O:1:
699727
691001 ,'+
693148
691049
691050
DESCRIPTION
188
192
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
250
252
265
267
276
287
304
305
305A
309
310
311
332
338
334
337
358
363
383
385
387
404
405
418
431
445
447
447A
467
467A
474
501
505
510
513
Gasket-Nozzle
Retainer-Solenoid
Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
691108
Screw (Control Bracket)
690083
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
697674
Spring-Governor
691019
Spring-Governed Idle
695238
Link-Governor
691021
Bracket-Choke Control
691022
Link-Choke
698231
Gear-Governor
690412
Washer (Governor Gear)
698761
Bracket-Control
691048
Lever-Governor Control
690718
Screw (Choke Valve)
691035
Filter-Fuel
690957
Retainer-Breather
690956
Collector-Oil
691024
Clamp-Casing
695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
690997 ,O:_ Washer-Sealing
691108
Screw (Dipstick/'l'ube Assembly)
790688
Housing-Blower
691005
Screw (Blower Housing)
790690
Screw (Blower Housing)
691262
Motor-Starter
Screw (Starter Motor)
691263
Brush Set
497608
691059
Nut (Flywheel)
691060
Armature-Magneto
691061
Screw (Magneto Armature)
691043
Spark Plug
694012
Gasket Set-Engine
691062
Puller-Flywheel
690966
Wrench-Spark Plug
690960
Screw (Fue! Pump)
808656
Pump-Fuel
690442
Washer (Governor Crank)
697820
Screw (Back Plate)
Plate-Carburetor
690999
Elbow-Intake
790816
499486
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
691003
691108
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
691008
Knob-Air Cleaner
790697
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
696458
691185
Regulator
691029
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
497606
Drive-Starter
692024
Clutch-Drive
O
:_
+
Included
Included
Included
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit,Key.No.121
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.977
in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.275685
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445677TYPE NUMBER 0413-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
523
524
525
526
544
691036
691032 •
691037
691108
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
617
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
695
697
703
718
726
741
742
750
783
788
789
789A
797
797A
798
801
802
803
842
847
851
855
865
865A
865B
868
877
883
914
918
929
929A
943
947
965
DESCRIPTION
Dipstick
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Tube-Dipstick
Screw (Regulator)
Armature-Starter (Serviced by
691262 Starter Motor Only)
690552
Bushing-Governor
Crank
690553
Bushing-GovernorCrank
690311
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
691009
Plate-Back
691038
Clamp-Hose
698290
Retainer-Governor Shaft
691045
Crank-Governor
697891
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
690960
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
6909980_
Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
66538
Boot-Sparkplug
690958
Nut (Carburetor)
691215
Spacer
690234_
Gasket-Carburetor
Plate
690657,
Seal-Governor Shaft
693149
Screw (Ring Gear)
690372
Screw (Drive Cap)
691010
Clip
690959
Pin-Locating
499612
Gear-Ring
690980
Gear-Timing
690328
Retainer-E Ring
696999
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
693058
Gear-Pinion
691039
Bracket-Fuel Pump
698330
Harness-Wiring
696576
Harness-Wiring
691029
Nut (Brush Retainer)
693167
Nut (Brush Retainer)
697890
Screw (Rocker Arm)
691283
Cap-Drive
691286
Cap-End
Housing-Starter (Serviced by
891262 Starter Motor Only)
691031 °
SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick)
499602
Assembly-Dipstick/Tube
493880
Terminal-Spark Plug
691011
Adapter-Air Cleaner
691012
Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder 1)
691014
Cover-Air Guide (Cylinder 2)
691015
Cover-Air Guide
690968 _+ Seal-Valve
399916
Wire/Con hector-Alternator
690970 ,+
Gasket-Exhaust
691127
Screw (Rocker Arm Cover)
694000
Hose-Vacuum
695239
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
691003
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
690589 •
SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
699728
Solenoid-Fuel
499613
Cover-Oil Pump
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
967
968
975
977
987
1005
1013
1017
1019
1022
1023
1023A
1024
1026
1026A
1027
1029
1035
1036
1051
1054
1058
1070
1090
1095
1100
1119
1123
1124
1126
1128
273638
790689
499810
699735
691000
790698
690954
690770
693995
690971
499599
499600
499054
690981
690982
492932
690972
691042
790625
691265
280275
275475
690372
691293
694013
690973
691183
699725
690988
690991
690990
1329
1330
1342
1353
°
O
+
DESCRIPTION
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
O_ Seal-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Nipple-Oil Filter
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker Cover
,+
Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder 1)
Cover-Rocker Arm (Cylinder 2)
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Steel)
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Cable-Tie
Owner's Manual
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Set-Valve Gasket
Pivot-Rocker Arm
Screw (Alternator)
SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer)
_1_ SeaI-O Ring (Fuel TransferTube)
Screw (Fuel TransferTube)
Screw (Carburetor Nozzle)
O
445777-0027Replacement Engine (If original
engine is equipped with a six pin
wiring harness transfer to the
replacement engine.
Transfer muffler and/or spark
arrestor assembly from the
original engine if suitable for
additional service or add new
parts as required. Transfer oil
sensorto the replacement
engine),
273521
Repair Manual
699731
Extension-Fuel TransferTube
699725
SeaI-O Ring (Fuel TransferTube
Extension)
Included
Included
121
Included
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.977
in Valve Overhaul Kit, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
54
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