Craftsman EZ3 917.259340 Specifications

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Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibiiities
Service and Adjustments
®Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all safety
FOR CONSUMER
ASSISTANCE
rules and instructions
before operating
HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
this equipment°
1_800-659-5917
SAFETY
RULES
Practices for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
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..
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GENERAL OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are famitiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of otherpeople before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.,
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary_ Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direct_on and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place,
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting_
Tum off bIades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the Influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck_
!11, 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 under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
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Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
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Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation _
Never allow children to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other' objects that may obscure vision.
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SERVICE
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Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They ate
flammable and vapors are explosive,
Use only an approved container.,
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling_ Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or' fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.,
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good condition,,
Never tamper with safety devices.. Check their proper
operation regularly..
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up_
Clean oil or fuel spillage_ Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs witt] the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject towear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary_
Mower blades are sharp and carl cuL Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently_. Adjust and service as
required
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SLOPE OPERATION
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Slopes are a major' factor related to loss-of-control
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tipover accidents, which can result in severe injuryordeath.
All slopes require extra caution, If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
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Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine° Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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Use slow speed° Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope..
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Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for' wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability,.
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments
These can change the stability of the machine.
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Keep atl movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction,.
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
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Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTIONt l! BECOME ALERTIIt YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
Do not turnon slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possibte_
Do not mow near drop-oils, ditches, or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge caves in..
Do not mow Qn wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by puttingyour foot on Ihe
ground.
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
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spark plug in order to prevent accidental
ire and place wire whereit cannot contact
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
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The engine exhaust from this product contains ctiemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor_ It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance._
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/Department,. We have competent, welltrained 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".
MODEL
NUMBER
917o259340
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
15.5
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OiL TYPE (API-SF!SG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3,0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: _030")
CHAMPION RJ19LM
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
.005" - _007"
EXHAUST: .009" - .011"
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
C---_GING
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
SYSTEM:
5°5
2.5
t4 PSI
10 PSI
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERSWILL BE FOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT°
BATTERY:
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN ASAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE_
AMP/HR:
MIN. CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT. LBS
AINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
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-covo
ered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator°
in the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code)_
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands° A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center!
Department (See REPAIR PARTS section ofthis manual)°
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this prod_
uct. Contact your nearest Sears store for details,.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
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Read and observe the safety rules,,
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Follow a regularschedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your tractor.
Follow the instructions under"Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
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LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFrSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipmentis maintained, lubricated and tuned up according
to the instructionsin the owner's manual, Sears wilt repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in materiat
or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn dudng normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc_
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objecls, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass..
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery' included with this riding equipment proves defective in matedal or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears wi[i replace the battery at no charge,
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER, AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIP*
MENT TO YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WiLL STILL BE AVAILABLE
AFTER 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY) THIS WARRANTY
APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. D/817 WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................ 2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ...................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 17-21
WARRANTY .................................................................. 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................ 4
INDEX ............................................................................
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TRACTOR ACCESSORIES .......................................... 5
ASSEMBLY .............................................................. 7-10
OPERATION ........................................................... 11-16
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 17
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 22-27
STORAGE ................................................................... 28
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 29-30
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 32-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE .................................... 50-55
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE .................. BACK PAGE
INDEX
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Accessodes ...........................................................
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Electrical:
Oi1:
Adjustments:
Interlocks and Relays ....................26
Cold Weather Conditions ........ 15,19
Brake ..........................................................
24
Schematic .........................................
31
Engine ...............................................................
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Carburetor'. ...........................................
27
Wiring Diagram ...............................32
Storage ...................................................
28
Mower:
Engine:
Operation ...............................................
11-16
Front-To-Back ..............................
23
Air Filter ..................................................
20
Operating Mower ..............................................
14
Side-To-Side ............................23
Air Screen ....................................................
20
Options:
Throttle Control Cable ........................
27
Accessories ...............................................
5
Cooling Fins, Engine ....................
20
Air Filter, Engine ..........................................
20
Oil Change ................................................
19
Spark Arrester_ ........................... 3,42
Air Screen, Engine ......................................
20
Oil Level .................................... 15,19
P
Assembly .....................................................
7-10
Oil Type .................................................
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Parking Brake .........................................
12-13
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Preparation ...............................................
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Pads Bag ............................................................
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Battery:
Repair Pads ................................
50-55
Pads, Replacement/Repair _.......... 32_47
Charging ...........................................8
Stading ......................................................
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Product Specifications ...................................
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Cleaning ........................................ 19
Storage .............................................
28
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Connecting ....................................... 7
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Starling with Weak Battery ..............
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Filters:
Repair Pads ......................................32-47
Storage ...................................................
28
Air ..........................................................
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Terminals ............................................
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Fuel .......................................................................
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Safety
Rules
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Belts:
Fuel:
Seat ............................................................................
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Motion Drive
Type ......................................................
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Service
and
Adjustments
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21-26
Removal/Replacement .................
24
Storage
28
Brake ...........................................................
23
Mower Blade Driv3
Fuse ............................................................................
26
Carburetor. .................................................
26
Removal!Replacement ...............
23
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Fuse ..................................................25
Blade:
Gauge Wheels ......................................................
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Hood Removal/Installation ............25
Sharpening ...................................................
18
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Motion Drive Belt
Replacement ................................ 18
Hood
Removal/Installation
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26
Remova!/Replacement .................
23
Brake Adjustment ..........................................
24
Mower Blade Drive Belt
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Removal/Replacement .............23
Leveling Mower Deck ................................
23
Carburetor Adjustment ..........................27
Mower Adjustment:
LubricationChad
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Controls, Tractor .........................................
12
Frqnt4o_Back ...............................
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Customer Responsibilities ..................
17-21
Side4o-Stde .....................................
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Maintenance
Schedule
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Engine:
Mower
installation
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21
Mower:
Air Filter ..................................................
20
Mower
Removal
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21
Adjustment, Front4o-Back .......... 23
Air Screen, Engine ..........................
20
Tire Care
8,17,24
Adjustment,
Side4o-Side
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23
Battery ....................................... I8
Slope Guide Sheet ...............................................
57
Blade Sharpening ..................................
18
Cooling Fins, Engine ...................
21
Spark Plugs .........................................................
20
Blade Replacement ...................... 18
Engine Oil ............................... 19
Specifications
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3
Cutting Height ............................. 13
Fuel Filter............................................
21
Stading the Engine .................................
14
Installation
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22
Spark Plugs ................................21
Steering Wheel ......................................
7,24
Tractor:
Operation ..............................................
14
Stopping
the
Tractor
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12
Removal ..............................................
22
Blades ...............................................
18
Storage
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27
Lubrication Chad ...................... 17
Mowing Tips ..............................................
16
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Muffler ...........................................................
21
Maintenance Schedule ........... 17
Throttle
Control
Cable
Adjustment ..... 26
• Spark Arrester .............................3,42
Tire Care .....................................
8,18,27
Tires ....................................................
8,I7,24
Mulcher
Plate
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10
Culling Height, Mower ....................................
13
Trouble Shooting Chad ............................
28-29
Transaxle Repair Pads ......................48-49
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Warranty ....................................................................
3
Wiring Diagram .................................................
32
Wiring Schematic ............................................
31
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ACCESSORtES
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AND ATTACHMENTS
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These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased..
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor+
MAINTENANCE
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
GAS CAN
ENGINEOIL
FUELSTABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
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PERFORMANCE
Sears offersa wide variety of attachments that fityourtractor,. Many of these are listed below with briefexplanations of how they can help
you.. This list was current at the time of publication;however, it may change in future years +more attachments may be added, changes
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store for the
accessories and attachments that are available for your tractor.
Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
attaching and detaching.
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14+inchhigh, 48+inchwide
blade clears 42+inchpath when angledleft or righL Raises, lowers
with side lever° Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar.. (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight )
SNOWTHROWER has 40+inchswath Drum+type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement_ Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seal 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feel Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight,)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source,
includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern_ For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers_+
SPREADER/SEEDERS make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Ta+
pered 25-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in+
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
BAGGER lets you collect grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-gallon plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage..
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and doliy_
CORING AERATOR takes smal] plugs out of soil to allow mois+
lure and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 Ib, capacity weight tray°
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain.
GANG HITCH letsyou tow2 or3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
carts or other heavy attachments)°
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of"scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not so
equipped
MULCH RAKFJDETHATGHER loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup+ Twenty spring line
teeth° Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades° For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible
mowers° See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck.. Use with 2 x 8 or2 x 10 lumber
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36+inch wide, 18-inch
diameterwater+tight drum hotds up to 390 Ibs+.of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum°
SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves°
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own buiLt-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor..Simply hook up to the tractor
drawbar and gol Optional
accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hitling_,.without tools°
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction,.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duly vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged metat doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyi sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer, Optional accessories include;
tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution _ightfor mounting on cab top.
VAGS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAOICHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder.
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications
Uses (1) 55 Ib+.weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials+
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CONTENTS
OF HARDWARE
PACK
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Parts Bag contents shown full size
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Parts packed separately
in carton
(1) Hex Boit 3/8-16 x I
Seat
Mulcher
Steering
Plate
Boot
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Hex Bolt 5116-18 x 1-1/4
(!) Lockwasher 3/8
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Steering
Wheet
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
Video
Cassette
(1) Hex Bolt
1/2-t3 x 1
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Manual
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Parts Bag
Parts bag contents not shown full size
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(2) Shoulder
Bolts
7/8 x 14 Gauge
(2) Centerlock Nuts
(2) Washers
3/8
_(2
(1) Shoulder Bolt 5!16-18
) Gauge
Wheels
@
Steering Wheel
Adapter
(2) Lock Washers #10
(2) Screws #t0 x 5/8
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(2) Weld Nuts #10
(2) Washers 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
(2) Keys
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(2) Latch Hook
Assemblys
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Steering
Extension
Shaft
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Hex Nuts
1/4-20
(2) Washers
9/32 x 518 x t6 Gauge
Stope Sheet
(2) Lock Washers 1/4
6
Steering
Wheel
Insert
ASSEMBLY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of yourtractoral! parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely_ Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure ProPer tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier_ Standard
wrench sizes are listed,
(1) 5/16"wrench
(1) 3/4" Socketw!ddve rachet
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Phillips Screwdriver
(1) 1/2" wrench
Tire pressure gauge
(1) 9116" wrench
Utility knife
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheet)_
TO REMOVE
UNPACK
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TRACTOR
LARGE FLAT
WASHER
STEERING
WHEEL
FROM CARTON
STEERING
BOOT
CARTON
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6)°
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners
of carton, and tay panels flaL
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
ADAPTER.
remove°
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKiD
ATTACH
STEERING
! _._EXTENSION
WHEEL (See Fig, 1)
SHAFT
5/16 HEX BOLT
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
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Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.. Align
mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and locknuL Tighten securely°
IMPORTANT: TIGHTEN BOLT AND NUT SECURELY TO
18-22 FT. LBS TORQUE,.
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5/16 LOCKNUT
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Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure_
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
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LOWER
STEERING
SHAFT
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
Slide steering wheel adapter onto steering shaft extension.
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Position steering wheeJ and sleeve assembly so cross
bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto adapter.
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Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 iock washer, 3/8 hex
bolt and tighten securely.
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Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
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FIG. 1
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)
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Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and gdlL
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
tN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
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Press lift leverplunger and raise attachment liftlever to
its highest position°
Release parking brake by depressing clutchtbrake
pedal°
Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to
disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
the Operation section of this manual),.
Roll tractor backwards off skid.
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor,
BLY
CONNECT
BAI"i'ERY
(See Figs. 2 and 3)
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before connecting battery, re-
SEAT
PAN
bands, rings, etc.
move metal bracelets, wristwatch
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
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Remove cardboard packing from seat pan and lift seat
pan to raised posRion_
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Open battery box door.
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Remove terminal protective caps and discard.
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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_
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First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt, fiat washer, lock washer and hex nut as
shown, Tighten securely.
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer'
and hex nut Tighten securely.
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BOXDOOR
FIG_ 3
INSTALL
SEAT (See Fig. 4)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt,,
•
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
•
Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder boit.
•
Assemble adjustment bolt, lockwasherandflatwasher
loosely. Do not tighten.
•
Tighten shoulder' bolt securely.
•
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
•
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down.
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
•
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.,
Close battery box door.
Open battery box door for:
°
inspection for secure connections (to tighten hardware).
Inspection for corrosion°
Testing battery.
o
Jumping (if required)..
Periodic charging.
POSITIVE
(RED) CABLE
DISCARD
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
CAPS
HEX
NUT
SEAT
LOCK
WASHER
SEAT PAN
FLAT
WASHER
SHOULDER
BOLT
HEX
BOLT
LOCK WASHER
/
NEGATIVE
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
(BLACK) CABLE
FIG. 2
LARGE FLAT WASHER
FIG, 4
8
ASSEMBLY
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
ASSEMBLE GAUGE
DECK (See Fig. 5)
The tires on your tractor were overinflatedat the factory for
shipping purposes,, Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance°
•
Reduce tire pressure to PSi shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual..
°
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual)°
,
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground.. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 3/8' washer and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in
same adjustment hole.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
teveledo See 'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual..
FOR PROPER
POSITION
TO MOWER
Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
CHECK
BELTS
WHEELS
OF ALL
•
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly°
GAUGE WHEEL
MOUNTING
1
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how tooperate your tfactor,checkto see that
the brake is properly adjusted° See "TO ADJUST BRAKE"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
_SHOULDER BOLT
FIG. 5
9
A
INSTALL
MULCHER
LY
PLATE
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
(See Figs. 6 & 7)
-
Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown..
NOTE; Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down.
•
Tighten hardware securely.
°
Raise and hold deflector' shield in upright position.
=
°
Place front of mulcher plate over' front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
°
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
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LATCH
HOOKS
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guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard when attaching mulcher plate
and
allow itDo
to not
rest remove
on platedischarge
while in
CAUTION:
operation.
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FIG. 7
,/CHECKLIST
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISCHARGING
OR
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFA CTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT,
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optionaI grass catcher accessory.
WELD NUT FROM THE TOP
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
/
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HOOK POINTS DOWN
All assembly instructions have been cornpleted.
No remaining loose parts in carton_
#" Battery is properly prepared and charged,
1 hour at 6 amps).
WELD
V'
/
LOCK
WASHER
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SCREW
WASHER
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely,
Afl tires are properly inflated. (For' shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory)_
Be sure mower deck is property leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results_ (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
v"
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers,
HOOK
v"
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped,
WELD
NUT
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Before driving tractor', be sure freewheel control is in
drive position.
LATCH
LOCK
WASHER
(Minimum
WHILE LEARNIIVG HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA A TTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
MULCHER
PLATE
FIG. 6
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Engine oil is at proper' level
J"
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, cJean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
Become familiar "with all controls - their' location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine_
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Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition_
v"
tt is important to purge the transmission before operatingyour tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission purging instructions(See'q'O START
ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Op _
eration section of this manual).
OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your product or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning..
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
LIGHTS OFF
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
L
REVERSE
MOWER LIFT
If
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
_°_
HIGH
LOW
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
IGNITION
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HYDROSTATIC FREE WHEEL
(Hydro Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith yourtractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustrnents_ Save
this manual for future reference°
LIGHT
SWITCH
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION
AMMETER
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
THROTTLFJCHOKE
CONTROL
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
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ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
CLUTCHJBRAKE
PEDAL
PARKING BRAKE
HEIGHT'
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
APPROX
SPEED
3 MPH
2 MPH
1MPH
FREEWHEEL CONTROL
FIG, 8
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATI'ACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or' other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:
MOTION CONTROL LEVER:
direction of tractor,
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
mower deck or other'attachments mounted to your tractor,
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
Turns the headlights on and off,.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL:
controlling engine speed°
Selects the speed and
Used for starting and
CLUTCHIBRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine°
IGNITION SWITCH:
engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the
brake position,,
HEIGHTADJUSTMENT
cutting heighL
FREEWHEEL CONTROL: Disengages transmission for
pushing or' slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.,
AMMETER:
battery.
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Used for starting and stopping the
KNOB: Usedto adjustthernower
Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of
OPERATION
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses oreye shields while operating your
tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
-
Turn ignitionkey to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use_
° Never use choke to stop engine.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idlewith the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass_ To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
BRAKE (See Fig, 9)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine°
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal intofull "BRAKE" position
and hold.
°
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" positionand
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal Pedalshould
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
IA
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED" POSITION
THROTTLE/
CHOKE
CONTROL
TO USE THROTTLE
CONTROL
(See Fig. 9)
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.
PARKING BRAKE
'ENGAGED"POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
..........
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
Fig, 9)
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
(See
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever,.
•
Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
•
°
Release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
"DISENGAGED"
k
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL
"DRIVE" POSITION
POSITION
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB
FIG. 9
STOPPING
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
Fig. 9)
HEIGHT (See
The cutting height iscontrolled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
(See Fig. 9)
MOWER BLADES "
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE Depress clutch/brake pedal intofuII"BRAKE" position.
°
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position°
IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL iS DEPRESSED
ENGINE *
Move throttle control to slow (._8_) position_
NOTE= Failure to move throttle control to slow (._)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
•
Turn knob clockwise ((-'_1)to raise cutting height°
°
Turn knob counterclockwise (p--'.,) to lower cutting
height°
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights are 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,
°
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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.
OPERATION
TO OPERATE
IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCHfBRAKE 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..
MOWER (See Fig. 10)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presencesensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator' to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine.
•
°
Select desired height of cut.
Lower mower with attachment lift control.
•
Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
TO TRANSPORT
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
c_utch control.
without either the entire grass catcher,
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mowers Do
so notoperate
equipped, or
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thethe
mower
charge guard in place,
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED" POSITION
°ENGAGED"
POSITION
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(See Figs. 8 and 11)
When pushing or'towingyour'tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position. Free wheel controlis located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
•
Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.
ATTACHMENT
HIGH POSITION
LIFr LEVER
•
Pullfreewheel control knob out and hold in position by
inserting retainer'springintoforward hole of controlrod.
•
Do not push or'tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH.
•
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
yourtractoron a truckor a trailer,be sure hood is closedand
secured totractoroUsean appropriate means oftyinghood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.)+
LOW
POSITION
FIG. 11
BEFORE
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 9)
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•
•
•
FIG. 10
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
The engine in your tractor'has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil..
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground°
Remove oil fill cap/dipstlck and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and screw cap tight, walt 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 o+lfor
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)+
To change engine oil, see the Customer' Responsibilities section in this manual
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•
CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope.
•
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills+
•
°
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills+
if slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
tf stopping is absolutely necessary', push clutch/brake
peaal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake+
•
•
•
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasolinewith 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 within30
days to assure fuel freshness+
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 320F(O°C),USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING+
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position°
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OPERATI
°
The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed
up°
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may
need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual,.
WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage° Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage° To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season° See Storage Instructions for additional information.. Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur°
PURGE TRANSMISSION
freewheel
while
the engine
is runCAUTION: lever
Never
engage
or disengage
ning.
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
To 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,
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 9)
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°
o
Depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.
o
•
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position°
o
Move throttle control to choke (N)
•
position.
°
Note: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
procedures below.
o Insertkeyintoignitionandturnkeyc!ockwiseto"START"
positionand release key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuouslyfor more than fifteen seconds per minute_ If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast (,_)
position,wait a few minutesand tryagain.. If engine still
does not start, move the throttle control back to the
choke (N) positionand retry°
°
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to slow (,_!) position.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal.
° Move motion control lever to full forward position and
hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds,. Repeat this
procedure three (3) times,.
NOTE: Dudng this procedure there will be no movement of
drive wheels. The air isbeing removed from hydraulic drive
system..
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position° Shutoff engine and set parking brake.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above)
° When engine starts, movethe throttle control tothe fast
(,_) position°
.
The attachments and ground drive can now be used. if
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above..
•
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)
°
°
When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle
control in the choke (N) position untii the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to fast (,_) position.
This may require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes, depending on the
temperature..
HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
°
Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and
parking brake set,,
Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
this section of manual).
Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows:
= Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
o Place the motion control lever in neutral..
Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake
slowly return to operating position.
° Allow one minute for transmission to warm up_
This can be done during the engine warm up
period.
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Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
driving position (See'q'O TRANSPORT" in this section
of manual)°
Sittinginthetractor seat, startengine. Afterthe engine
is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal°
•
Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move
motion control lever to reverse position. After the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control levertothe neutral (N) position. Repeat
this procedure with the motion control lever three (3)
times..
°
Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal
operation.
OP
MOWING TIPS
MULCHING
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Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is
attached to tractor.
•
Mower should be properly leveled for best mow!,ng
performance. See q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
.
MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT*UP
GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN AFTER EACH USE,
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed° Also, the mulched grass will
biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed
as this will provide the best recutting action of the
blades,,
•
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting°
.
o
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 (See Fig. 12 )o
Avoid cutting your lawn when it iswet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action_
The best time to mow your' lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun°
°
•
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 heighL
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 13). For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut and mow slowly.
•
=
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 dis*
charge 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.
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut,
mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west the
next week_ This will help prevent matting and graining
of the lawn.
•
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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CUSTOMER
' M_JNTE'NANCE
RESPONSIBtL
SCHEDULE
AS YOUCOMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
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Cooling
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Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
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Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
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Replace Fuel Filter
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_Change more often when operating under a heavy lead or tn high ambient temperatures
- Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions
- l! equipped with oil filter, change olt every 50 hours
- Replace blades more often when mowing _nsandy soil
GENERAL
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3
4
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Inspect Muffier/Spark
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Engine Oil
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Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Ciea°Air
F,!er
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Clean
AirSo,reen
5 - II equippedwith adjustable system
6 - Not requi_ed if equipped with maintenance-free battery
7 * Tighten frontaxIa pivot boll to 35 ft-1bs, maximum
Do net overt_ghten
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover itemsthat have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence,. To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual
CHART
_) SPINDLE ZERK
(_) t:
BEARING ZERK
Some adjustments wilt need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
_IDLE ZERK(_)
"FRONT WHEEL (_)
BEARING ZERK
ENGINE(_)
Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear_ A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer.
BEFORE
,
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Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
N
.
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o Crea.
Ba.ery
andTer_,°a,s
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Check Engine Ofl Level
DATES
.
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Mower Blades
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cha,ge
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CheckBrakeOPorat_on
Check Transaxle
ES
@
CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
EACH USE
•
o
Check engine oil level,,
Check brake operation.
•
°
Checktire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners,.
(_) SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
(_) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
(_) REFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS.
VISCOUS LUBRiCANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND Of RT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
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TRACTOR
TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced, An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
BRAKE
OPERATION
°
if tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustrnents section of this manual).
•
TIRES
°
BLADE (See Fig. 15)
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a gdnding
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 halanGer).
•
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
°
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
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°
•
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
BLADE CARE
CENTER HOLE
/
/
For'best results mower blades must be kept sharp° Replace bent or damaged blades_
BLADE REMOVAL
518.
(See Fig. 14)
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
•
Remove hex bolt, lock washerand flat washer securing
blade.
°
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
°
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown,
FIG. 15
°
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 FL Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade- but ifyou
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
BLADE
LADE
MANDREl,.
ASSEMBLY
TRAILtNG EDGE
FLAT WASHER %_.
HEX BOLT
(GRADE
*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTtRED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD,
FIG. 14
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CUSTOMER
RESPONSRBILmTIE$
BATTERY
ENGINE
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use° However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger wit!extend its fife.
LUBRICATION
o
Keep batter:/and terminals clean.,
,
Keep battery bolts tight°
°
o
Keep smallvent holes open.
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour_
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SGo Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperatures,
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power,,
o
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Open battery box door,
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
°
o
Rinse the battery with plain water and dr,/,,
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright°
°
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jellyo
°
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT BATTERY" in the
Assembly section of this manual),.
_F
0_
30 =
32 =
40=
60 _
60_
t00 =
/
10=
20°
3o"
40°
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
FIG. 16
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc_)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
wilt result in increased oi! consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil ievet more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oiL
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
V-BELTS
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
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hoursof
operation and replace if necessary° The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear°
TRANSAXLE
"20 _
_C -30•
-2o=
_t0°
0=
TEMpERA?'URE RANGE ANTICIPATED
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs, '16 and 17)
COOLING
Determine temperature range expected before oil change°
All oil must meet API service classification SFor SG.
The fan and cooling fins of transmission should be kept
clean to assure proper cooling°
•
Be sure tractor is on level surface,
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is
running or while the transmission is hoL
°
°
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
•
Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intactand
clean_
°
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oilo
=
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
coohng fins.
°
Remove drain ptug,
°
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely.
=
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill, For approximate capacity see
'PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this
manual.
°
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level,, Be
sure dipstick cap is ,!lghtened securely for accurate
reading, Keep oil at FULL" line on dipstick_
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxleo Shouldthe
transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department_
CAP/DIPSTICK
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
19
FIG. 17
CUSTOMER
AIR FILTER
R
BILITIES
(See Fig. 18)
CLEAN AIR SCREEN (See Fig. 19)
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 !00
hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs firsL
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from overheating. Clean with awire brush
or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum
fibers.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
•
Remove knob(s) and cover°
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
•
•
ENGINE COOLING FINS (See Fig. 19)
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating_
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge,
Wash it in liquid detergent and water,
•
Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
and dipsticktube assembly off engine,
•
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
•
Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt
•
Saturate it in engine oil Wrap it in cIean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
•
Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins,
•
If very dirty or' damaged, replace pre-cleaner.
•
To reassemble, reverse above procedure,.
•
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
•
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s)
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
•
Remove cartridge nut.
•
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor_
SCREWS
BLOWER
HOUSING
SCREWS
•
Cleancartridgebytappinggentlyonflatsurfaceo
If very
dirty or' damaged, replace cartridge.,
•
Reinstall cartridge, nut, precieaner, cover and secure
with knob(s),
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.
A1R SCREEN
DIPSTICK
TUBE
ASSEMBLY
PLUG
COVER KNOB"""
ENGINE COOLING FINS
FIG, 19
COVER
CARTRIDGE NUT
PAPER
CARTRIDGE
FIG. 18
2O
CUSTOMER
RESPON
JBULITIES
MUFFLER
CLAMP.
inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage°
CLAMP
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
FU
_EL___
FILTER "
(See Fig. 20)
FIG. 20
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season.. If fuel
_ter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required°
CLEANING
o
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
.
°
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etch of all foreign
matter.
•
°
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of alf gasoline,
oil, etc.
•
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
°
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline_
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out,, Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life,.
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ICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position°
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 21)
Mower wiltbe easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
•
°
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.,
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position,
•
,,
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring.
SUSPENSION
•
Disconnect anti-sway, bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spr_ng.
•
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
•
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
•
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor_
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR,
REMOVE THE FONT LINKS.
RETAINER
SPRING
ANTI-SWAY BAR
TO INSTALL MOWER (See Fig. 21)
•
Raise attachment lift lever' to its highest position,
•
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor,
•
°
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order' of removal instructions
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES)
FIG. 21
22
SERVmCE AN
TO LEVEL
MOWER
ADJUSTMENTS
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs° 24 and 25)
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE IF
THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT iS
NECESSARY, BE SURETO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE.
TO obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position°
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance"D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown_
o Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8",
°
If linksare 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 !/4" to 3/4" 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.
° When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links,
o Recheck side-to-side adjustmenL
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on tevel ground or
driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PROD UCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
If tires are over or underinfiated, you willnot properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 22 and 23)
•
Raise mower to its highest position,
o
Atthe midpoint of both sidesof 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°
.
o
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".
o
Recheck measurements afteradjustingo
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND _
F
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BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
"\
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MANDREL
GROUND LINE
FIG. 22
SUSPENSION
ARM
FIG. 24
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL tN LENGTH
\
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT NUT
FIG. 23
NUT "E"
FRONT LINKS
23
TRUNNION
FIG. 25
AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
WITH PARKING
BELT
BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
NUT "A"
(See Fig. 26)
NUT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools°
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake_
BELT REMOVAL=
=
Remove mower' from tractor (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys_
°
Pull belt away from mower_
BELT INSTALLATION °
Install new belt in reverse order' of removal.
•
ARM
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.
install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT. IF FURTHER
BRAKE ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY
CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
FIG. 27
MANDREL
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEYS
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
(See Fig. 28)
Park the tractor on level surface° Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footresL
•
°
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual..)
Remove upper belt keeper.
o
•
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
Putl belt slack toward rear of tractor_ Carefully remove
belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades..
o Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward
from around engine pultey_
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
IMPORTANT; MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER iS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS,
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIG. 26
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 27)
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the side of the transaxleo
PULLEY
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted°
CLUTCHING
IDLER
=
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
•
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod,
TABS
KEEPER
IDLER
if distance isother than t-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam
nut against nut "A"_
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary° Contact your nearest authorized service center/departmento
TRANSMISSIONINPUT PULLEY
24
FIG. 28
$ERVnCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
Fig. 29)
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER (See
TO ADJUST STEERING
if steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (leftto right)
when wheels are positionedstraight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructionsin the Assembly
section of this manual..
The motion control lever has been preset at the factoryand
adjustment should not be necessary_,
if for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its
position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the
friction pack located on the right side of transmission°
°
Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning
ignition key to "OFF" position, and engage parking
brake.
=
Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment
Iocknut one half (1/2) turn.,
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
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 your nearest authorized
service center/departmento
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
(See Fig. 30)
NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion
control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above
adjustment procedure by loosening Iocknut 1/4 to 1/2 turn°
•
Block up axle securely_
Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if
necessary°
°
TRANSMISSION
°
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not Iose)o
Repair tire and reassemble_
REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal for service or
replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual.
°
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. insert square key.
°
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
=
Replace axle cover,.
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
I
AXLE COVER
ADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUT
_"
SQUARE KEY
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 30
FIG. 29
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
TO START ENGINE WiTH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 31)
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from bat_
teries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
•
•
Raise hood_
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill
•
Replace buib in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill..
Close hood.
•
INTERLOCKS
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM,
THE OTHER
VEHICLE
MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED SYSTEM.
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
BULB
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or' prevent it from starting.
° Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section of this manual
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug_infuse._ The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES •
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
•
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery°
•
Connect the other' end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS G ROUND, away from fuel tankand battery..
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
(See Fig. 32)
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
° RED cable last from both batteries.
°
Raise hood_
•
°
Unsnap headlight wire connector_
Stand in front oftractor°Grasp hood at sides, tilttoward
engine and lift off of tractor.
•
To replace, reverse above procedures.
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
POSITIVE TERMINAL
HOOD
HEADLIGHT
c% ECTO.
CABLES
FIG. 32
CHARGED
BATTERY
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
POSITIVE TERMINAL
FIG. 31
26
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
FINAL SETTING -
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
(See Fig. 33)
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:
o
,
With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from slow (,_!) to choke (l\l) position_ Slowly move
lever from choke (N) to fast (,_) position.
Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole
n governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
oosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely.
GOVERNOR
CONTROL LEVER
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes, Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
Move throttle control lever to slow (,,_) position_ With
finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idlespeed
screw° Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM
While still holding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise)
until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions. Release throttle lever°
ACCELERATION
TEST
o
Move throttle control lever from slow (,,=_) to fast (,_)
position° If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly,
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do not adjust
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 THINKTHE
ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE'TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS°
GOVERNOR
CONTROL PLATE
THROTTLE
LEVER
HOLES "A"
CLAMP
SCREW
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
THROTTLE
CABLE
FIG. 33
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
(See Fig. 34)
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, However, minor adjustment may be required tocompensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load, If the carburetordoes need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine givinga leaner fuel/
air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise)increases the supply offuel tothe engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture°
IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE VALVE AND
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT_
PRELIMINARY SETTING " Aircleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.
= Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above)°
o With engine off turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 full turn.
IDLE MIXTURE
VALVE
FIG. 34
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STORAGE
immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of
the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or
ENGINE
more.
FUEL SYSTEM
TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCHAS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE. ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE_
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where
fumesNever
may store
reachthe
an tractor
open flame
CAUTION:
with
or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
Remove mower from tractor for winter' storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thor _
oughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
•
Clean entire tractor(See "CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
°
inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructionsin the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
•
•
Be sure that a!l nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary,
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
Fully charge the battery for storage.
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
•
To help prevent corrosionand power leakage during
tong periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned thoreughly(see'TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilitiessection of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contactwith battery
terminals°
°
Drain the fuel tank_
•
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
•
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
•
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container'. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to aliow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabiUzer_
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with cIean engine
oilo (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual)..
BATTERY
•
°
CYLINDERS
•
•
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s).
•
Turn ignition key to"START" position for afew seconds
to distributeoil.
°
Replace wit_i new spark plug(s)_
OTHER
•
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
•
°
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
•
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 protectionfrom dust and dirt°
•
Cover your tractorwith a suitable protective cover'that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannotbreathe which allows condensation toform and
willcause your'tractor to rusL
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
28
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TROUBLESHOOTmNG
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
1
2,
3,
4,
5.
6.
7.
Out of fuel
Engine not "CHOKED" propedy=,
Engineflooded
Bad spark plug
Dirty air filter_,
Dirty fuel filter
Water in fuel.
8
9
Loose or damaged wiring,
Carburetor out of adjustment
!0,
Hard to start
Engine will not turn over
Engine clicks but will not
start
iuJJH,,llll,llii
Loss of power
POINTS
CORRECTION
1,
2..
3
4,,
5,r
6
7
8
9
Engine valves out of adjustment
!0,
Filf fuel tank
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section,
Wait several minutes before attempting to start
Replace spark plug,
Clean/replace air filter,
Replace fuel filter,,
Drain fuef tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and reprace fuel filter
Check all wiring,
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/departmenL
t_
2,
3_
4
5,
6,
7,
Dirty air _fer_
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuelfilter
Stale or dirty fuel_
Loose or damaged wtdng
Carburetor out of adjustment.,
2,
3,
4
5
6
7.
8.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8
Clean/replace air filter,
Replace spark plug,
Recharge or replace battery,,
Replace fuel filter,
Drain fuel tank and refilt with fresh gasoline,,
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department,
2,
3
4
5_
6,
7
8
9,
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage attachment dutch
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuse°
Ctean battery terminals,
Check all wiring,
Check/replace ignition switch,
Checkirepface solenoid or starter,
Contact an authorized service center/department
1
Clutchlbrake pedal not depressed
2 Attachment clutch is engaged•
3,, Weak or dead battery.
4, Blown fuse,,
5
6
7_
8,
9
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring,
Faulty ignition switch.,
Fauffy solenoid or starter,
Faulty operator presence switch(es),
1o
2,
3.
4
Weak or dead battery,,
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Faulty solenoid or starter,
t,
1,
2.
3.
4,,
5_
6.
7.
8,
9,
Cutting too much grass/too fast
Throttle In "CHOKE" position,
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter,
Low oli level/dirty olI.
Faulty spark plug,
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel,
1.
2,
2
3
4,
Recharge or replace battery,
Clean battery terminals,
Check all widng
CheckJreplace solenoid or starter,
iii
10
1 I,
t2,
t3.
14.
Spark plug wire loose
Dirty engine air screen/fins
Dirtylclogged muffler,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment,
t5.
Engine va]ves out of adjustment,
Set in"Higher Cut" position/reduce speed,
Adjust throttle control.
3, Clean underside of mower housing
4, Clean/replace air filter,
5, Check ofl level/change oil
64 Clean and regap or change spark plug,,
7, Replace fuel filter_
8
Drain fue! tank and refill with fresh gasoline
9
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter
10o Connect and tighten spark plug wire
! 1, Clean engine air screen/tins
12, Clean/replace muffler
13. Check all widng.
14 See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section,
15
Contact an authorized service center/department
1
2
3
Replace bJade, Tighten blade bolt,
Replace blade mandrel,
Tighten loose part(s) Replace damaged parts
m
Excessive vibratiotl
I,
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade,.
Bent blade mandrel,
3
Loose/damaged part(s),
29
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TROUBLESHOOTING
.................................
PROBLEM
...........................................
POINTS
i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii1[
CAUSE
,
ii[llU
_"_ _'_
'_'T'_.................
CORRECTION
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
1,
Faulty operatoPsafety presence control system
1,
Check wtdng, switches and connections If not
corrected, contact an authorized service cented
department
Poor cut- uneven
1_
2.
3.
4
Worn, bent or loose blade
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower
Bent blade mandrel.
1_
2,
Replace biade_ Tighten blade bolt,
Level mower deck.
5,
Ciogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels
3,
4
5.,
Clean underside of mower housing
Replace blade mandrel,
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes
1,,
2,
3
4
Remove
Replace
Replace
Replace
Mower blades will not
rotate
1,, Obstruction in clutch mechanism_
2, WomJdamaged mower drive belt,
3, Frozen idler pulley,
4. Frozen blade mandrel
Poor grass discharge
1.
2_
3
4.
5
6,
7,
8.
9
10.
11.
Engine speed too slow
Travel speed toofast,
Wet grass,
Mower deck not level
Low/uneven tire air pressure
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower,,
Mower ddve be{t wom_
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used,
Ctogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels,,
obstruction°
mower drive belt,,
idler puIley
blade mandrel,
1, Ptace 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 houstng_
8, Replace mower drive belt,
9. Reinstati biades sharp edge down,
10
Replace with blades listed in this manual
11,. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1,
2
3,
4,
5
Switch is "OFF"_
Bulb(s) bumedout_
Faulty light swttch
Loose or damaged wJringo
Blown fuse.
1
2,
3,
4_
5.
Tum switch "ON",
Replace buib(s)_
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse,
Battery will not charge
1,
2,
3.
4_
Bad battery ceU(s),
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped),.
Faulty alternator._
1,
2_
3.
4.
Replace battery.
Check/clean all connections.
Replace regulator_.
Replace alternator,
Loss of drive
1,
2,
3,
Freewheel control in "disengaged" position,
Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken,
Air trapped in transmission during shipment
or servicing,
1.
2
3,,
Place freewheel control _n"engaged" position
Replace motion drive belt.,
Purge transmisston_
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
1,
Enginethrottte control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 secondsbefore stoppingengine
I_
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and aflow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
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SCHEMATIC
RED
I
BLACK
BATTERY
AMMETER
I_R_
L|
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Ak
I CLUTCHI BRAKE
1
......
,I , -7-t--_7
(PEDALUP)
,,--, i
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, L.J-q-
1
SOLENOID
.........
[
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
]
-i ....
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I
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1"
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! c'-'_',
-,-I! k_(._
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(CLUTCH
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BLACK
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ONNECTOR
!
BLACf<
(_
IGNITION
OUNIT
70
|
BLUE
1
t
AFTER FIRE SOLENOID
28 VOLTS AO MtN. @ ;3600 RPM
CHARGING SYSTEMOUTPUT
RED
It
SPARK
PLUG
;3,_Poce _,oo.P.
(CHARGING SYSTEMDISCONNECTED)
x,_
_
.........
7
!
ORANGE
5 AMP AO e 3600 RPM
"\
--
..........
t4 VOLTS AO MtN @ 3600 RPM (UGHTS
BROWN
_NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
_REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
OFF
RUN/LIGHT
G+ M + L
B+ L
NONE
A+ Y
RUN
B+ L
NONE
START
B + L+ S
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING
31
_
OFF}
BLACK
HEADLIGHTS
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH
A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM
f
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED
TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS
OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH
ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL
BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST°
-7
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
ELECTRICAL
22
2t
t
l
t
19
1
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32
REPAaR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
15
16
19
20
21
22
24
25
PART
NOr
146139
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
I09238X
14494O
109596X
!47688
I53664
STD551125
73350400
147430
4152J
4799J
146147
26 108824X
28 4207J
29 121305X
30 140301
31 124211X
32 141226
33 109310X
36 STD601005
38 140336
39 109553X
40 151212
41 71110408
42 131563
43 145673
44 73640400
45 121433X
52 141940
7O 141164
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Tube, Plastic, 12"
Case, Battery
Clamp, Hose
Fastener Snap-in
Switch, InterlockPush-In
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket Wi4152J
Bulb,Light
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red,
W/16" Wire
Fuse, 30 Amp
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, Plunger
Switch, ignition
Nut, ignition
Cover, Key Switch
Key, ignition
Screw
Bracket, Interlock Switch
Switch, Interlock, Clutch, 4 Terminal
Harness, ignition
Bolt, Hex Head, Finn 1/4-20 x 1/2
CoVer, Terminal, Red
Solenoid
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
Harness Engine B&S P/L 14 OHV
DU HL
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
5
i
26
26
12
25
14
140
i
i
40
t
26
I
1
13
6O
33
10
38_3
_3_
39
34
34
26
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTORCHASSIS
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
1I
12
13
14
15
151169
140356
1749O612
STD551025
146077
145206
12647tX
147633X010
STD5337!0
146956
145660
146962
17490608
74180512
16
17
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
38
39
40
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
140
141
--
STD541431
144983X558
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
t45198X558
145200
147310X558
139976
145244X558
145243X558
STD533707
139886
139887
139977
73800400
19091416
145201
17030814
145202
STD522507
STD533707
150556
73900600
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw, Thd. Roll.. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x i6 Gauge
Bumper Snap-In
Saddle
Clip Insulator °406 Mtg Hole
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw, Machine, Truss Head
5/16-18 UNC x 3/4
Nut
Hood Assembly
Bolt
Washer 13132 x 13116 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Grille wlClips MS-558
Lens, Grille
Fender
Bracket, Fender Support
Footrest, Loll.
Footrest, R.H.
Bolt
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH.
Pivot Bracket Assembly, Roll.
Spacer Fender Raised LT
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Spidedock Hex Hd #8-7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Chassis Front
Nut Lock Fit 3/8-16 UNC
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,.S,.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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DRIVE
51
57
10
92 1
87
21
27
37
96
\
26
84
16
100
27
lO0
36
REPARR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.259340
DRIVE
KEY
NOo
1
2
3
8
10
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
PART
NO.
150071
142431
143995
141003
STD56t210
74490544
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
130564
145627
STD541237
t06888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
124236X
130807
t27275X
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
1572H
123674X
STD523727
4470J
153399
19131312
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
t23205X
74760624
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Assembly
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Rod Shift Hydro LT
PEnCotter 1/8 x I CAD
Bolt Hex Fighd 5/16-18 Gr°5
Nut Lock HexW/lns.. 5/16_18 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x I Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W_Jsh 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe t/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper Belt Lh
Bolt Hex Hd 51t6-18 Uncx3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32x t3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
BelicrankAssembly
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-i8 Uric
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
86
87
88
89
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
100
102
103
104
105
106
116
PART
NO,
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551'143
156053
142432
134683
140158
19132012
156347
121t99X
!21749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
140154
123782X
19171216
140548
7t208
192!2016
12000008
151147
74780536
STD523115
142564
140462
144643
4497H
140469
STD541437
19111216
141322
STD541350
140156
71070516
STD523112
72110610
DESCRIPTION
Keeper, Center Span
Screw ThdroL 3/8_16 x 3/4 Ty_ "f-t
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Beit Engine Ftproof
Screw
Keeper Belt Engine
Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge
Strap Torque Rh Hydro 650
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-'1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x t6 Gauge
Shaft Asmo Cross Hydro 20" Tires
_SvParing
Torsion T/A
sher 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Tie Hydro 20" Tires
Bushing Rod Strigo 629/632 ID
Washer 21/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Ring Klip #5304-62
ConsoIe, Shift
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Unc x 1-1/2
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro 7
ControlBypass H,y,dro 20" Tires
Retainer Spring 1 Zinc/Cad
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750° 18/20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Uric
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer BelLville .501 D x 1,50D
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/4-20 Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18 x t
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Unc x 1-1/4
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 1.25
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
! inch= 25.4 mm
37
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STEERING
ASSEMBLY
7__--_,-_.._ 11
.,., __3__
_
,
i
!
I
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_-----_---" 42
62
,,1
117
j18
20_
,...1.1,_ 24/:j_'t"
lCa-_
""-._ 25
_
8
38
REPABR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
tl
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
4O
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
PART
NO,
139768
142O33
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
110438X
74011056
73901000
132624
140176
57079
t24035X
!26684X
STD551125
71100410
127501
109816X
124036X
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
13O465
155099
152927
139769
19133808
STD541537
100711L
145054
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD54i431
STD523112
149686
STD523712
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, Roll.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x !6 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bort, Hex Head 5/8-11 UNC x 3-1/2
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Pin, Axle 5/8 x 1.55/1.54
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust o515 x .750 x ..033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
Washer
Screw, Cap Socket Hd Phoso & Oil
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Nyliner, Snap-In
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw, Thdrolo 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw TT #10-32.5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl Blk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bott Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x t-1/4
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNCx t Gr_ 5
NOTE: AII component dimensions given in UoS,,inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
39
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
SEAT ASSEMBLY
14
,5
21
23
t2
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
14
PART
NO.
140123
t40551
STD523710
19131610
t 45OO6
STD5414.37
124181X
17490616
19131614
155925
121246X
12t248X
72050411
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x ! x I0 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x t
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat Emboss QCK Conn
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
15
16
17
2!
22
23
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
74780814
24
25
26
19171912
127018X
STD551150
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC-2A
Nut
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
1/2-13 x 7/8 Grade 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bott, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Washer, Lock
NOTE: Atl component dimensions given in U.& inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
40
REPAUR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
DECALS
23
2
6
3
t8
7
7
!
9
5
18
10
4
I
11
8
22
13
12
13
14
17
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
tl
12
PART
NO,
140819
150333
151299
151300
149918
133644
150927
151302
146709
137537
4900J
146046
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
DecaI,
Decal,
13
14
17
t8
21
22
23
-_
-_
-_
--
Operating Instruction
Cap Cnsmr Help Line Srs
Hood, R,,Ho
Hood, LoHo
Fend Auto Trans Srs Gld
Customer Maintenance
Side Panel
Deck Mower EZ3 Mower
Fender, Craftsman
Caution, English
Clutch/Brake, English
V-Belt Drive Schematic
& TIRES
KEY
NO.
I
2
3
4
4,10
PART
NO.
147'138
136832
133179
151708
142336
142341
149516
145245
1383!1
145247
156588
156585
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
!06732X427
278H
9040H
t06108X427
122082X
7152J
11
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Chassis, Hydro/42"
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Inso Hood
Decal, Sdl Cold Start Hydro Engine
Decal, Drawbar Cntrl Mvt Hyd LT
Decal, Battery Dngr!Psn/Srs Eng
Pad Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman
Decal, Lift Handle
Fastener Pop In Footrest
Owner's Manual, Spanish
Owner's Manual, English
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 ozoTube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 inch = 25°4 mm
4"1
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
ENGINE
7
4
4O
23
29
\
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
150600
17720410
3
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
137352
272293
13280324
13200300
STD551237
150554
137180
109202X
123549X
123487X
17490512
137040
-_-
40
44
124028X
17490412
46
62
72
78
81
19091416
STD55113t
71070512
1749062O
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine (See Engine Breakdown) B&S,
Model Noo28N707-0173-01
Muffler
Gasket, Exhaust
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer
Shield, Browning
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fue!
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Screw Thdrol 5/16-!8 x 3/4
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
(Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Rolfo
1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Screw, Hex Cap Head 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.So inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
MOWER LIFT
28
27
26
24
23
7
49
5
30
13
4
6
6
11
13
19
13
2O
i
32
718
15
2O
19
15
31
44
20
REPAmRPARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6
10
11
t2
13
15
16
17
18
136973
145117
105767X
STD581062
19211621
120183X
125631X
I22365X
122512X
t39865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
STD54t450
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
49
139868
3146R
I10807X
STD55t037
2876H
STD560907
126971X
STD541237
138057
150233
140302
73540600
145212
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x I x 21 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Spring
Link, Lift, LH.
Link, Lift, R..H,.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer insert
1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Spring
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust, Lift
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion, Infinite Height
Bearing, Pvt, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crowntock 3/8-24
Nut, Hex Flange Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S_ inches
1 inch = 25_4 mm
45
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
MOWER DECK
76
68
74
85_._
t05
31
58
21 22
_3
24
\2
16
28
27
29
18
18
115 _
17
46
_116
REPAgR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
9'17,259340
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
144393
STD533107
138O17
138440
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551 137
140296
'134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
t9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
4O
41
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
128774
110485X
14O329
72110610
STD533106
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
138776
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD551037
STD541437
133551
140083
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
133940
131340
STD541410
139886
131845X900
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crown!ock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-t6 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, L..Ho
Retainer
Screw, Thdo Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
54
55
56
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
11 t
1t2
113
!14
1t5
116
117
118
119
t21
128
--
133943
140084
122052X
140086
141043
149846
144200
142427
131870
127847
121748X
t2000029
128903
127845
145132
127498
153701
STD541237
142028
120958X
144394
72140618
STD541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
!55197
155198
17490512
STD54143!
72110504
137644
133957
STD541437
STD551037
143723
153390
130794
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spring, Torsion Brakes
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob, Custom Oval
V-Belt
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x 1..44
Keeper, Spring
Lever Asm Clutch Prim P/L Stl
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Trunnion, Adj..
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt Idler Fixed
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LoH.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-'16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
- - 145411
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S,, inches
1 inch = 25,,4 mm
47
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
- MODEL NUMBER 310-0650
58
4t
34
t8
28
59
90
52
91
7
5
2
'36
35
113
48
3
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
I9
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
142930
142931
142932
142928
142933
142934
142935
150771
142937
142938
142939
142940
142941
150772
150773
142944
142945
142946
150774
142948
142949
142950
142951
142952
142953
142954
142955
150777
150778
142958
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
- MODEL NUMBER 310-0650
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Lower
Assembly, Upper Housing
Seal, Lip
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, Shaft Ball
Bearing, Cradle
Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13
Swashplate, Variable
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Arm, Trunnion
Seal, Lip
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Seal, Lip 10 x 25 x 7
Actuator, Bypass
Center Section Assembly Kit
Seal, Lip 26 x 42 x 8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26 x 35 x 1
Oil Filter Element
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm, Actuating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24 x '1-3/4
Locknut, Hex 5116-24 UNJC
Brake Rotor/Stator Kit
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
1i3
114
119
t34
135
t39
140
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x .060
Differential Assembly
Washer 3/4x 1.5 x.13
Seal °75 x 1.25 x °250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 1/4-20x 1.38
Pin _50D x.43 ID x ,750
Arm, Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Stud 5/16-24
Jackshaft Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7/16 x 1 x 1/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, Vent Assembly
Fitting, O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Compression
Nut, Hex 5/16-24
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
!42969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978
142917
142918
142980
144607
144608
150775
150776
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U, So inches
1 inch= 25°4 mm
49
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
-- MODEL
- MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
28N707,
917.259340
TYPE
NUMBER
0173-01
230
3
P614
230 @
634A
307
635
337
562
"k REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
3°@
238 0
1022
4O
40
7
868
166
022
45
1034
305
1029
294
1023
1026
50
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR-BRIGGS & STRATTON
127
138
MODEL
NUMBER
ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER
106 987
95 117
o@
634
917.259340
28N707, TYPE NUMBER 0173-01
634B
++®®
52
'__
5
+
137
121 CARBURETOR
142
104
147
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
OVERHAUL KIT
52
138_
142
947
"_rREQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
51
KIT
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
3
523
- - MODEL
- MODEL
20
634A
NUMBER
NUMBER
842
917.259340
28N707,
524
TYPE
NUMBER
868 868A
0173-01
467
284A
537
171
535
9
358 GASKET
SET
_
445
363
_524
137
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
SET
224
668
304
1044
7s
305_p
468
334
1006
188
52
REPAUR PARTS
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.259340
BRIGGS & STRATTON
ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER
28N707, TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
877
601
783
801
1090
311
803
53
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS & STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NOo
1
2
3
5
7
8
9
10
tl
12
13
15
16
18
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
496412
399265
391086
495858
272614
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
94728
94239
495162
94196
494238
291675
94624
492326
222698
495860
495977
495978
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
260924
299691
391286
494504
49549O
32
32A
33
34
35
37
4O
45
46
51
94695
94648
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
262411
496884
272465
52
272569
53
75
78
94637
224061
94832
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.259340
ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 28N707, TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, Cylinder'
* Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
*** Gasket, Cylinder' Head
Breather Assembty
* Gasket, Valve Cover'
Screw, Seres
Tube, Breather
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, _015"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Timing Gear Key
Base, Engine
* Seal, Oil
Screw, Sems, Base Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly, .010" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .020" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston, _010"Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, ..030"Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assy_, Piston, Standard Size
Pin Assy., Piston, °005 Oversize
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting,
.020" Undersize Crankpin Bore
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-57/64
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-5/8
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Valve Spring
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
**** Gasket, Carburetor (Carburetor to
Elbow) (Also Included in Gasket
Set, Part Number 495993)
*** Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
Stud, Carburetor Mounting
Washer, Spring
Screw, Pan Head
95
98
104
105
106
108
117
118
121
123
125
127
130
131
133
137
138
141
t42
147
164
166
171
187
188
192
201
209
2!6
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
240
265
284
*
**
94098
495800
231789
231855
231854
224540
231858
495932
498116
94616
498051
224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
495931
231859
497472
214047
94555
281051
393815
94627
492160
262767
260695
262766
49O815
495611
94729
495157
493935
94742
262785
262836
394358
221535
94704
0173-01
DESCRIPTION
** Screw, Throttle
** Screw, idle Speed
Pin, Float [,tinge
** Valve Float
** Seat, Inlet Valve
Valve, Choke
** Jet, Needle Valve
Valve, Needle
Carburetor' Overhaul Kit
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
** Plug, Welch (Soid in Kit Only)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever', 'Throttle
Float, Carburetor
**** Gasket, Float Bowl
**** Washer, Bowl
Shaft and Lever', Choke
** Nozzle, Carburetor
** Pilot, Jet
Elbow, Carburetor
Stud, Rocker Arm
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Line, Fuel (t 1" Long, Cut to Suit)
Screw, Serns
Screw Assembly, Rocker Arm
Link, Governor
Spring, GovernorLink, Choke
Gear', Governor
Plate, Governor Control
Screw, Sems, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer', Governor' Crank
Spring, Governor Link
Cap, Valve
Filter, Fuel (in Fuel Line)
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Hex Head
tnciuded in Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
....
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S inches
1 inch = 25..4 mm
54
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO,
284A
94O73
294 810068
304 496280
305 94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
346
356
358
363
383
423
445
455
467
468
474
482
510
523
524
525
535
537
544
552
562
592
601
611
614
618
634
634A
634B
635
646
657
663
668
718
726
225020
94386
497595
4976O2
497608
495859
93381
491055
93705
497708
495993
'19203
89838
94073
493909
222561
493903
494439
393474
93621
497606
495230
68838
496113
272403
281106
497603
231597
92613
231082
93053
493496
93306
262803
281168
491323
281167
280872
224546
93496
94620
280848
230192
392134
727
728
729
490324
94627
28139o
ENGINE
- - MODEL
- MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
28N707,
917.259340
TYPE
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Set
Housing, Btower
Screw, Hex, Head,
Blower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Cylinder Shield
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
Brush Set
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Seres, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Hex Head
Wire Assembly
Gasket Set
Puller, FlywheeI
Wrench, Spark Plug
Screw, Seres
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator
Screw, Seres
Drive, Starter
Cap and Dipstick, Oii Filler
Sea!, Filler Tube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Filter
O-Ring, Air Cleaner
Armature, Starter
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Carriage
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Elbow, Fuel Pipe
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Choke Return
Seal, Choke Shaft
Sea!, Governor
Washer, Throttle Shaft
Boot, Spark Plug
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Sems
Screw, Self-Tapping
Spacer
Pin, Dowel
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Hardware)
Cover, Starter
Screw, Hex Head
Clip, Wire
729A 225170
741 262932
757 213998
758 399891
759 298909
761 94593
783 280104
801 394856
802 497605
803 497604
842 270920
847 496415
851 224!10
868 494435
868A 272610
871 262835
872 281361
875 495862
877 393456
947 497157
965 94010
975 495933
977 494385
987 281166
1005 281400
1006 224413
I019 496758
I022 272475
t023 224552
1026 494432
495136
1029 224554
1033 495992
1034 495248
1044 94673
1054 270723
1058 272623
1090 497607
RPM Settings:
*
**
NUMBER
0173-01
DESCRIPTION
Retainer, Wire
Gear, Timing
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Gear, Starter
Cap, Drive
Cap, End
Housing, Starter
* Seal, Oil Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
*** Seal Assembly, Valve
*** Gasket, Valve
Bushing, Guide (Intake & Exhaust)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector Assembly
Solenoid
Nut, Hex
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Set
** Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Label Kit
*** Gasket, Cover
Cover, Rocker Arm
Rod, Push, Intake
Rod, Push, Exhaust
Arm, Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide Assembly, Push Rod
Screw, Hex Head
Tie, Cable
Manual, Owner's
Retainer, Brush
Low: 1650-1850, High: 3200-3400
included in Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
***"
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
SERVICE N
56
57
SERVICE NOTES
58
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SiGHTiNG SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
"""-......CUT
GUIDE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
O1
LO
/
15 ° MAX.
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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
_l,,,
caution
when
changing
direction
on slopes.
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OWNER'S
MANUAL
15.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC (HYDROSTATIC)
DRIVE
LAWN TRACTOR
MODEL NO.
917.259340
Each tractor has its own model number. Each engine has
its own model number.
The model number for your tractor will be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The model number for your engine wilt be found on the
blower housing of the engine.
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores_
FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL
THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800_473-7247)
• PRODUCT- TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.259340
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS
INFORMATION AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
• ENGINE MODEL NO. - 28N707, TY'PE NO. 0173-01
,, PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800=366-7278)
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
HOT LINE, CALL THIS
TOLL,FREE NUMBER:
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians .... professional technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell
1-800-659-5917
156585
Rev_.1
09.05.96
KFSW
Printed in U..S.A.