Craftsman 917.272454 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
21.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.272454
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IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ................................................
2
Safety Rules ..........................................
3
Product Specifications
...........................
6
Assembly/Pre-Operation
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8
Operation .............................................
11
Maintenance
Schedule .......................
17
Maintenance ........................................
17
Service and Adjustments ..................... 21
Storage ................................................
27
Troubleshooting
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28
Repair Parts .........................................
32
Sears Service .......................
Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions
in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be
defective in material or workmanship
according to the guidelines of coverage listed
below. Sears will also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the
two full years. During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service
the product at your home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30
days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this
product is within the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited
to blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance
Servicing, oil changes,
or tune-ups
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence,
includtng but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in
the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its
purchase date.
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON BAI-I-ERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
During the
first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME.
After the first 30 days, for your convenience,
IN-HOME warranty service will still be
available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman
product is dropped of at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location, please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery
warranty
applies
only while this product
This warranty gives you specific
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
is within the United States.
legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman
2
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
•Tum
off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding
mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
WARNING:
In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
WARNING:
Tow only the attach-
ments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common
sense when towing. Operate only at the
lowest possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead
and lead compounds,
chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
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DO:
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommenda-
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment
in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
tions for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stepping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
•
•
•
•
•
if
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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PRODUCT
Gasoline
Capacity
Type:
SPECIFICATIONS
and
Oil Type
3.5
Unleaded
Regular
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
and
SAE 30
API-SF-SJ):
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
4.0 Pints
Spark
'Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.030")
3round
Speed
RC12YC
(MPH):
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
Fire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
3harging
System:
16 Amps
3attery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
t4 PSI
10 PSI
@ 3600RPM
28
230
UIR
,_,WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
3lade Bolt Torque: 27-35 Ft. Lbs.
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Steering
Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
@
(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4
_
(1) Locknut 1/2-20
Adapter
Steering Wheel
(1) Large Flat Washer
Q
(1) L/__k;ut
Steering
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Video Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts
left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
_
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16" wrench
(1) Utilityknife
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
Insert
_----1/2
Hex Nut
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
_
CARTON
Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
_
1.
1/4 kocknut--------_
Lower
Steering
Sha.
EXTENSION
_ _
Shaft
_
,f__ _" _"-t/4 Hex Bolt
, --L-L_,
,,,,,_-, ",
I ""
_"i-
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
_
Extension
_
,_,
" ,;'
Tab
Slots
pl _"
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
SHAFT AND
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 1/4 hex bolt and Iocknut.
CHECK
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
BA'n'ERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BAI-IERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
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INSTALLSEAT
Adjustseat beforetighteningadjustment
knob.
1. Removeadjustmentknob and flat
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
TO ROLL
Operation
function
of
controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location
and
function
of controls)
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolts in slots and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in 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
knob securely.
_IIWARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions
in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated
area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Seat Pan
Shoulder Bolts
Flat Washer
Adjustment
Knob
TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
section for location and
"--._._:
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
CHECK
FOR
ALL BELTS
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Deflector
Shield
CHECK
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging
or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are de-
CHECK
TIRE
also.
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
J Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
SYSTEM
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
/ All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
J Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
OR
and bagging
BRAKE
/CHECKLIST
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
for discharging
OF
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Latch
Hooks
signed
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
Mulcher
Plate
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISCHARGING
PROPER
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
A'I-rAGHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ON
ENGINE
ON
OIL PRESSURE
AI"rACHMEHT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
eA't'r ERY
supplied with the product.
FAST
PARKING BRAKE
REVERSE
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
FORWARD
SLOW
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
N
m
MOWER HEIGHT
MOWER LIFT
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFE'T_ RULES SECTION)
DANGER
which,
if not avoided,
will resultindicates
In death aorhazard
serious
Injury.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could resultindicatesa
In death or
serious
Injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic MOdels only)
CAUTION
indicatesa
which, injury.
ifnot avoided,
might result
in minorhazard
or moderate
&
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
HOT SURFACES indicatesa hazard which,
if not avoided, could result In death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
._
FIRE indicates
hazardserious
which, ifinjury
not avoided,
could
result in adeath,
and/or
property damage.
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KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Light Switch
Position
Ignition S
Ammeter
Choke Control
- Lift
Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
g Brake Lever
Height
Adjustment
Gearshift
Our tractors conform to the safety standards
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
of the
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used for
starting and controlling engine speed.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a
cold engine.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the
way clown and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and
release pressure from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal should remain in brake
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Choke
Control\
"_k\_, _("_f_
__/,,"Disengaged"
Throttle _
._.%-o_.._F_b//
Ignition Key
Controk....._
/Parking
Clutch/
Br__
Pedal,_.':_
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
Position
__;
Brake
TO USE CHOKE
/_
_J
Position
--_e L
\ _'_'_
"D_eight
Position
/ _\
"B}ake"
Adjustment Position
Knob
G_Jshift
Lever
TO MOVE
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE -
TO ADJUST
HEIGHT
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position
and remove key. Always remove key
when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
FORWARD
AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
STOPPING
MOWER
CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
r_'_,_,-- _ --'_'_- "_,_
I_
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
MOWER
CUTTING
The cutting height is controlled by
turning the height adjustment knob in
desired direction.
• Turn knob clockwise (F_) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(If_) to
lower cutting height.
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The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured
from the ground to the blade tip with the
engine not running. These heights are
approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately
2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months.
For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment
hole.
Locknut
--" lYJ)_-_
_
3/8 Washer /- j_,_
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE
,_
y
"
\-J
Shoulder
/_Bolt
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
lift
3. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_I, CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment _
Clutch Lever(r-_J/_
"Engaged" __
Position _
/ _/Y"
_Attachemnt
i_
. Lift Lever Hiah
Position
Jl _ ::_
\ Low
"Dis enga_'ge_----__
WHEELS
Gauge Wheel
._\_
Mounting
_"
2. Lower mower with attachment
control.
Position
_
_--_,_\_
l),//
TO OPERATE
_y_
Shield
ON HILLS
WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to lst gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
14etc.)
.
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
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.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
TO START
CHECK
When starting the engine for the first time or if
the engine has run out of fuel, it will take
extra cranking time to move fuel from the
tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• 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.
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the oil
viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
_I_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel
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ENGINE
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments
can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet)
or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the
carburetor fuel mixture may need to be
adjusted for best engine performance (see
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual).
MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
tractor. This will result in a more even
distribution of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
° For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts oft
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow
MAX 1/3
f
• If grass
mowed
possible
pings.
second
• 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.
is extremely tall, it should be
• Change your cutting pattern from week
twice to reduce load and
to week. Mow north to south one week
fire hazard from dried clipthen change to east to west the next
Make first cut relatively high; the
week. This will help prevent matting
to the desired height.
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and graining of the lawn.
FILL IN DATES
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and
Check for Loose Fasteners
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If
Lubrication Chart
V'
!; Check
Battery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower Blades
i Clean Batte_ and Terminals
_i
If
Check Transaxle Cooling
Check V-Begs
Q_
; Check Engine Oil Level
If
I_
i Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
i
Filter Oil (without oil filter)
Clean
hangeAirEngine
Screen
Inspect Muffler/Spark
N!
If1,2
_:
I_tj
Replace Oil Rite=" (if equipped)
I_l,z
: Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace Spark
If
An'ester
If
Plug
2
_
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
If
V'2
Replace Fuel Fitter
V#
1 - Change more often when Operating
in high ambient temperatures.
under a heavy load or
2 - SoP/ice
in dirty or dusty conditions.
GENERAL
more often when
operating
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instrOcted in this manual.
Some adjustments will 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.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3 * Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil,
4 - Not required if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery,
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
DO not ove_ghten.
EACH
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
(_ Spindle
Zerk
--
(_Front Wheel
Rearing
Zerk
CHART
-(_ Spindle
Zerk
Wheel
Bearing Zerk
@Engine
_-r-- _
shift
.... i
t....
Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL
_GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
(_REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
17sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing
any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel
Trailing
Edge Up
Center
Hole
Flat
Lock_
Washer
_._
_-Blade Bolt
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do net recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
/
,/
Pin
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
Center
18
Hole
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BA]-I-ERY
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BAI-FERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will
result in increased oil consumption when
used above 32°F. Check your engine oil
level more frequently to avoid possible
engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation. 13ghten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE
OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto
the fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
manual).
TRANSAXLE
ENGINE
Closed _
COOLING
and
_"-_--------_____'_
Locked
I--_-------3_L-_ ".,
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
Position
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
YellowCap
ENGINE
3.
t_-..
-"_
Drain Tube
LUBRICATION
4.
5.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
6.
7.
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Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto the end of the drain
valve.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstickfor
checkinglevel. For accuratereading,
tightendipstickcap securelyonto the
tube beforeremovingdipstick. Keep
oil at "FULL"line on dipstick.Tighten
cap onto the tube securelywhen
finished.
ENGINE
OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knobs and cover.
TO SERVICE
PRE-CLEANER
2. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
3. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
4. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
preocleaner.
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
1. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner
cartridge, cover
and secure with knobs.
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.
Knobs
J
_
Ca_ridge
CLEAN
AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and external surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately
wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp _
Clamp
Fuel Filter
CLEANING
Foam u_
Pre-Cleane_
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
20 engine life.
A
WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" 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.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
6.
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs•
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
8.
highest position•
Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer spdngs.
Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with
retainer springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer
spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated,
you will not properly
adjust your mower.
\ _
i _
Suspension Arms "='°";";''"_
Small Retainer Spring
_
_
• .
Square Hole
Engine Pulley
Clutch Sprin!
Link
Retainer Spring
Anti-Sway
Springs
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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SIDE-TO-SIDEADJUSTMENT
• Raise mowerto its highestposition.
• At the midpointof bothsidesof mower,
measureheightfrom bottomedgeof
mowerto ground. Distance"A" on both
sidesof mowershould be the sameor
within 1/4"of eachother.
• If adjustmentis necessary,make
adjustmenton one side of moweronly.
• To raiseoneside of mower,tightenlift
linkadjustmentnut on thatside.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
andre
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
mower to \ /"--h _,_.
ground
_
Bottom edge of
mower to
'_-'"_----V
ground
Nut
A-I-_'-'VGroudn LineV--J
Suspension Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment
Front Links
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. if the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F'
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns. The two front
links must remain equal in length.
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
-
1.
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
1. Work
-
belt around both mandrel
pulleys and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
Mandrel
Pulle,
Mandrel
Pulley
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TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
TO REPLACE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on
a level, dry concrete or paved surface,
then brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
BELT REMOVAL
Remove mower (See 'qO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and
keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
BRAKE
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto
the input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the
way down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service
center.
around the top groove of engine
pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
Engine Pulley-
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Clutching Idlerf
Stationary 16_ler
Transaxle
Nut "A"
am Nut
Pulley_
ring
_J
-
1.
BRAKE
1-1/2"
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor
forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the
brake needs to be adjusted or the pads
need to be replaced.
TO ADJUST
MOTION
Arm
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TRANSAXLE
GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
4.
Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks,
purchase and use tire sealant from
Sears. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Ring_
Axle
Cover
I
Gearshift Lever
Square Key J
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
Neutral Lock Gate
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble with
crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely.
RNING:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
FRONT
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
STEERING
WHEEL
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 toein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
FOR REPAIRS
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REVERSE
1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
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Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
BATTERY
_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood
at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off
of tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Hood
Headlight Wire
Connector
Hex Bolt
Keps Nut
Terminal
.--'"" . y
Door
s...
Terminal
Guard
Cable
_Negative
(Black)
Cable
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ENGINE
TO ADJUST
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected carburetor problems, take your
tractor to an authorized service center for
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center,, which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary.
Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable.
If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it
is not, loosen cable clamp screw and
pull cable back until swivel is against
stop. Tighten cable clamp screw
securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
CARBURETOR
Stop
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
Swivel
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Loosen knob and remove cover
assembly from air cleaner.
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4. Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
Clamp
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Clamp
Screw
Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
,_,WARNING:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions in
the Service and Adjustments
section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container.
Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
BA'I-I'ERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require" recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
engine
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Will not start
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
Bad spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
4.
5.
6.
7.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
5.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment
6.
7.
Engine valves
adjustment.
8.
.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment
Hard to start
.
7.
.
Enginewill
turn over
not
.
2.
.
.
out of
Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
Engine clicks but
will not start
to Sears service center
8.
Faulty solenoid
or starter.
9.
Faulty operator
switch(es).
presence
.
Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace
battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage
attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace
ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark
plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged
muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent orloose
blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
to Sears service center
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace
air filter.
5. Check oil level/change
oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect
and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12.Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3.
1.
2.
3.
.
Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
clutch engaged
Poorcut-uneven
.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn, bentorloose
blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed
_ROBLEM
Mower blades will
lOt rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove
obstruction.
2.
mower
1. Engine
1.
speed too slow.
2.
3.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
4.
5.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
7.
blades
used.
11 .Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) bumed out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3.
4.
Engine "backfires'
whenturning
engine "OFF"
Blown fuse.
1.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
Replace
3. Replace
4. Replace
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
10.Improper
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
to Sears service center
3O
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
Place throttle
control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
6.
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
8.
9.
1. Turn switch "ON".
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace
light switch.
4. Check wiring and connec
tions.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connec
tions.
3. Replace regulator.
4.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
drive belt.
Replace
.
alternator.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine.
TRACTOR
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917.272454
SCHEMATIC
BATrERY
i
FUEL SHUT*OFF
SOLENOID
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION
PosmoN
OFF
RUN/LIGHT
RUN
START
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
M+G+A1 ,
B+AI
B+A1
B+S+A1
/7
HEADLIGHTS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
"MAKE"
NONE
A2+L
NONE
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
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PART
NO.
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7603J
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178861
122822X
141940
17490508
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-2Ouncx 3/4
Battery Tray
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
HolddownBattery FrontMount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock Push-In
Harness Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Light#1156
Cable Battery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 114-20 Unc
CableGmund
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
CoverTerminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular
ProtectionWire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
39
58
222
31
219
60
60
37"
3
208
74
2
34
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
23
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
161
206
207
208
211
212
219
222
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16xl
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
HoodAssembly
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing,Snap, Nylon, Fuel Une
Locknut,Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 Unc
Grille/LensAsm
Lens, Gnlle
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly
Bracket Pivot
Air Duct B&S
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
DashLowerSTLT
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh SU
Screw 3/8-16x 1-1/4
Plate ReinforcementSTLT
BracketSwaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
BumperExtrusion
BoltShoulder 5/16-18
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Nut Hexflange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw HwHd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
174996
172106
17490608
174330X612
180679
124028X
STD541437
177403
174332X599
175692X612
139976
17490508
175710
174714
174930
STD533707
154798
STD541437
158112
17060620
175702
154966
175582
156524
155123X428
164655
170165
17670508
17670608
145212
175143
17000512
171875
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917o272454
GROUND DRIVE
57
26 27
36
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
DESCRIPTION
........
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
146682
Spdng, Return, Brake
123666X
Pulley, Transaxle
12000028
Ring, Retainer
121520X
Strap, Torque
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
165866
Rod ShifterFender STLT
STD561210 Pin, Cotter
105701X
Washer, Shift Plate
74550412
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
10040400
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
73800500
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18
STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1Gr 5
STD541437 Nut
106933X
Knob
130804
Rod, Brake
STD541237 Nut
106888X
Spring, Brake Rod
STD551037 Washer
STD561210 Pin
175765
Rod, Parking Brake
71673
Cap, Parking Brake
169592
Bracket, Transaxle
STD523107 Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4
175578
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
120183X
Beadng, Nylon
STD551062 Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
S'rD571810 Roll Pin 3/16 x 1
179114
Pulley, Composite, Flat
74760648
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3
175556
Keeper, Belt, Idler
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
154407
BellcrankClutch Grad Drv Stl
123205X
Retainer, Belt
STD523715- Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
STD541431 NutCrownLock5/16-18UNC
105710)(
Link, Clutch
t05709X
Spring,Clutch Return
17120614
Screw 3/8-16 x.875
130801
V-Belt, Ground Drive
169691
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
17120614
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
8883R
Cover, Pedal
175410
Pulley, Engine
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, FooI-Preof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cress Tapered 650 20
Spdng, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
LinkTransaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thding,Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spdng 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqnock 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Look Fig. 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Cart. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
158391X428
124346X
S'FD624003
19091210
127285X
72140608
739006o00
74490540
175456
19133210
166002
165589
165494
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
178394
169613
169593
72110614
145212
NOTE: Atl component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
STEERING
-_12
/
/
I
,
,_""-
I_
|
_
68
67
67
I
29
17
87
/
29
34
1o
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
STEERING
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
12
13
15
17
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
51
54
65
67
68
71
82
87
88
91
Steedng Wheel
Axle Assembly
SpindleAssembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock 3/8
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Unf
Spacer, Bearing, Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Rod,Tie
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Lock5/16
CrownlockNut 5/16-24 Unf
Bushing,Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9/16 ID x 1-1/20D 11 Ga.
Nut Lock 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
NutCrownlock 1/4-28
Bolt Hex 1/4-28 Unf x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
AxM, Brace
SteeringAsm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14
Bolt shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steering
159944X428
172393
169840
169839
62661-1
121748X
12000029
175121
STD551137
73940800
136618
145212
180641
17060612
171888
19111216
10040500
73540500
155099
152927
159946X428
19182411
STD541537
159945
145054X428
121749X
180640
121232X
73540400
71130420
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
173966
175118
175553
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
ENGINE
102
14
38
_"_
13
26
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
3
4
5
6
8
10
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
62
72
81
102
Control, Throt Paddle
Engine, B&S, (See Breakdown) No. 445777-0129-Et
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Gasket, Muffler
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock EXt Tooth 3/8
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-112
Shield, Bm/Dbr Guard
ControlChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap FuelGuage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
Pad Idler
Screw Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer Lock 5/16
Screw Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 112
170546
......
149723
159955
160589
171877
162797
165391
148456
STD551237
17(To0624
169837
145996
73920600
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
148315
109227X
17000612
10040500
71070512
73510400
17720408
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - ° MODEL NUMBER 917,272454
SEAT ASSEMBLY
I
5
I
12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
180597
180166
71110616
19131610
145006
STDEA1437
124161X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
Bushing,Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Sp_it .28 x .88
Spdng
Loci(nut,Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Belt.Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x t0 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm
42
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- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
DECALS
6
/
lO\
3
4
8
7
11
5
13
2
1
15
20
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
156439
181569
177356
177357
177355
133644
181703
181428
163204
164065
156368
Decal, Fender Danger Sears
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, L.H.
Decal, Hood Side
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, Lower Dash
Decal, Rplemnt
Decal, Fender, CraftsmanWhite
Decal, Sting Whl Domed
Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst E/S
13
15
19
20
21
22
--- -- -
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Sears
Decal, Deck
Decal, Battery
Decal, LiftHandle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
WHEELS
2 _
AND TIRES
146046
160396
138047
172331
179128
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
184115
184116
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5,8
4,10
5
6
7
3,9
11
8
9
10
11
- -
DESCRIPTION
59192
65139
106222X
59904
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
106732X624 Rim,Front
2781-1
Fitting,Grease (Front Wheel Only)
9040H
Bearing, Flange (FrontWheel
Only)
lO6108X624 Rim, Rear
122082X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle
144334
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
LIFT ASSEMBLY
28
27
25 24
23
7
49
30
,.50
3
6
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
36
37
38
40
41
49
50
Wire Asm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT
Shaft Asm Lift RH w/Inf
Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc
E Ring#5133-62
Washer 21/32 X 1 X 21 Ga
Bearing NylonBIk 629 Id
GripHandle
ButtonPlungerYellow
Link Lift LH Fixed Length
Link Lift RH Fixed Length
RetainerSpring
LinkFront
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
TrunnionBIkZinc
Nut Lockw/Wsh 1/2-13 Uoc
Arm SuspensionRear
Retainer Spring
Nut Special
Washer 13/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
Spring2-1/8"
RetainerClip
Rod Adj LiftZinc 7.49 Wrk Lg
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Knob Inf 3/8-16 Unc BIk W/sym
Trunnion InfinHeight
Bearing Pvt Lift
Nut Crownlock3/8 - 24
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole BIk 1.485/1.515 Dia.
Screw Thdrol 5/16o18 x 1
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga.
IndicatorHeight STLT
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut PUsh Phos & Oil
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
4939M
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
110807X
19131016
2876H
169484
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
169865
73540600
155097
123935X
17060516
19112410
155098
145212
110452X
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
MOWER DECK
I
,147
I
34
21
\
_f
117
2
16
119
28
118 _
1
29
18
6
119
19F
21
27
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.272454
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
S'rD551137
140296
134149
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
t10452X
13C968X428
19111016
131491
173984
129963
153535
178342
S_717
131494
STD551037
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
.
133944
174284
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
RetainerSpdng
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Shall Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
Housing,Mandrel,Vented
Bearing, Boll,Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
Bolt' Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrownlockS/16-18UNC
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spdng, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer tl/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Scrow Thdrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
Gauge
NutCrownlock3/8-16 UNC
Guard, MandreI, L.H,
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollerAssembly,Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
129
130
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551t 10
160793
2029J
179292
179293
17060510
STD541431
72110505
4898H
165746
73930600
STD551037
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- -
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720408
STD533717
130794
- -
169583
DESCRIPTION
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
MuloherCover
Screw Pan HD PhUlip10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw 3/8-16 x .625
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16o18 UNC
Bolt. Carriage 5/16 UNC x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centedock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNO x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm SpringBrakeMower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" ClutchCable
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarriage Idler
Spring Extension
SpringReturn Idler
Retainer SpringYellowZinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16Uoc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly(Includes
Housing, Shaf and Shaft Hardware
Only-Pulley not included)
ReplacementMower,Complete
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL
O _
NUMBER 206-545C
71B
35
79
,ER_AL
NUMBERS HERE
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29(3
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
DESCRIPTION
TransaxleCover
Needle Bearing5/8"
TransaxleCase
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Bali 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
RetainingRing (pkg of 2)
RetainingRing
RetainingRing
Thrust Washer
.627 ID x .031W
ThrustWasher
.762 ID x ,031W
Thrust Washer
.762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
. CupWasher
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
FlatWasher
.750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing.563
Flanged Bushing 5/8"1D
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
39
40
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
77&353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Dowel Pin
FlatWasher
.312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracke
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth
Spur Gear (27 teeth
Spur Gear (23 teeth
Spur Gear (19 teeth
Spur Gear (16 teeth
Spur Gear (15 teeth
Spur Gear (11 teeth
Spur Gear (13 teeth
Spur Gear (17 teeth
Spur Gear (21 teeth
Spur Gear (24 teeth
Spur Gear (25 teeth
FlatWasher
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
RetainingRing
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
=O"Ring
Flat Washer
1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9/16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
ReplacementMST
206-545C Trensaxle
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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445
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265
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INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
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54 q_
654 •
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1095 Valve Gasket Set
276 _
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777, TYPE NUMBER 0129-E1
211_
209_
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628q,
918 0
121 CARBURETOR KIT
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117_
51_
61s_
137G
51Ao_
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1124'_
11281
552_
11421
1128'FII
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104
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552A
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777, TYPE NUMBER 0129-E1
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11191
635 _
363 _
405
48
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777, TYPE NUMBER 0129-E1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
49
42
45
46
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
121
122
125
PART
NO.
694001
499585
391086
3
690069
499587
499595
693997
3•
499601
273370
3
690960
690942
273488
3
94728
94239
690360
690947
3
690360
691053
222698
694003
694005
694007
694009
694004
694006
694008
494010
263181
499582
499583
95075
499596
499597
263163
263163
263215
499586
262679
690978
693292
.
690948
2734873+°
690950t+,
690951
94913
691055
691057
691056
690283
805538
499802
690984
+
690985
+
690986
690232
+
690989
499811
690952
499804
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
Oil Seal
Engine Sump
Cylinder Head (Cylinder #1)
Cylinder Head (Cylinder #2)
Cylinder Head Gasket
Breather Assembly
Breather Gasket
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Breather Tub
Crankcase Gasket
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Oil Drain Plug
Crankshaft
Oil Seal
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel
Flywheel Key
Piston Assembly (Standard'
Piston Assy. (.010 Oversize
Piston Assy. (.020 Oversize
Piston Assy. (.030 Oversize
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.010 Oversize)
Ring Set (.020 Oversize)
Ring Set (.030 Oversize)
Piston Pin Lock
Piston Pin (Standard)
Connecting Rod (Standard)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Exhaust Valve
Intake Valve
Valve Spring
Valve Spring
Valve Retainer
Valve Keeper
Valve Tappet
Camshaft
Short B_ock
Intake Manifold
Intake Gasket
Intake Gasket
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Rotating Screen
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Oil Plug
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Idle Speed Kit
Float Hinge Pin
Float Needle Valve
Choke Valve
Main Jet
Main Jet (High Altitude)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Carburetor Spacer
Carburetor
KEY
NO.
130
131
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
187
188
192
209
211
212
213
216
219
220
222
227
231
240
250
252
265
267
276
278
PART
NO.
690993
499805
499806
499803
690994
499807
499808
94388
690995
690996
273640
298049
690960
690083
691018
691019
691020
691021
691022
394348
690412
691023
691048
805538
495629
690957
690956
221535
695134
69099739°
691017
Sealing Washer
Washer (Governor Control
304
305
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
356
358
363
383
385
691004
691005
691262
95035
497608
230674
691060
94731
691043
695050
694012
691062
690966
690960
Lever)
Blower Housing
Screw (Blower Housing)
Starter Motor
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Magneto Armature
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Spark Plug
Stop Wire
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Spark Plug Wrench
Screw (Fuel Pump)
DESCRIPTION
Throttle Valve
Throttle Shaft Kit
Carburetor Float
Fuel Transfer Tube
+O Float Bowl Gasket
Choke Shaft Kit
+ Carburetor Nozzle
Timing Key
+9 Nozzle Gasket
Solenoid Retainer
39 Air Cleaner Gasket
Fuel Line
Screw (Control Bracket)
Rocker Arm Adjustor
Governor Spring
Governed Idle Spring
Throttle Link
Choke Control Bracket
Choke Link
Governor Gear
Washer (Govemor Gear)
Control Bracket
Governor Control Lever
Screw (Choke Valve)
Fuel Filter
Breather Retainer
Oil Collector
Casing Clamp
Screw (Casing Clamp)
RPM Settings:
3
+
Included
Included
Included
Included
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in
in
in
in
Gasket
Gasket
Gasket
Gasket
Set,
Set,
Set,
Set,
Ref.
Ref.
Ref.
Ref.
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
No.
No.
No.
No.
1095
977
358
121
given in U.S.
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KEY
NO.
387
404
405
418
445
447
447A
449
467
474
501
PART
NO.
808656
690442
94930
690999
499486
94930
690960
690960
691008
393295
394890
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
92278
497606
398003
691036
691032
691037
690960
552
552A
562
573
578
579
601
615
616
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
697
703
718
729
741
742
750
783
788
797
798
801
802
803
690552
690553
93853
691009
691208
92278
95162
690317
691045
690960
690998
66538
94010
94401
690234
690657
690372
691010
230192
694123
690980
690328
691033
693058
691039
693167
690967
499787
497607
842
847
851
855
865
865A
280393
499602
493880
691011
691012
691014
DESCRIPTION
Fuel Pump
Washer (Governor Crank
Screw (Back Plate)
Carburetor Plate
NC Cartridge Filter
Screw (Air Guide Cover
Screw (Air Guide Cover
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
Air Cleaner Knob
Alternator
Regulator (Regulated 16
Amp)
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Starter Drive
Drive Clutch
Dipstick
Dipstick Tube Seal
Dipstick Tube
Screw (Regulator)
StarterArmature
(Serviced By
691262 Starter Motor Only)
Governor Crank Bushing
Governor Crank Bushing
Bolt (Govemor Control Lever)
Back Plate
Wire Assembly
Nut (Starter Cable)
Hose Clamp
Governor Shaft Retainer
Governor Crank
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
Choke Shaft Seal
Spark Plug Boot
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
O+ Carburetor Plate Gasket
$ Governor Shaft Seal
Screw (Drive Cap)
Hose Clip
Locating Pin
Wire Clip
Timing Gear
E-Ring Retainer
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Pinion Gear
Fuel Pump Bracket
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Screw (Rocker Arm)
Drive Cap
End Cap
Starter Housing (Serviced By
691262 Starter Motor Only)
$ Dipstick/Tube Seal
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Cable Terminal
Air Adapter
Air Guide Cover (Cylinder #1)
Air Guide Cover (Cylinder #2)
KEY PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
865B 691015
Air Guide Cover
868
690968
t, Valve Seal
871
690969
Guide Bushing
877
399916
Alternator Connector Wire
878
393362
Altemator Harness (Dual Circuit)
914
690960
Screw (Rocker Arm Cover)
918
694000
Vacuum Hose
929
691003
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
934
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
943
690589
:1: O-Ring Seal (Oil Pump Cover)
947
499809
Fuel Solenoid
965
499613
Oil Pump Cover
967
273638
Pre-Cleaner Filter
968
499788
Air Cleaner Cover
975
690992
Float Bowl
977
499812
Carburetor Gasket Set
987
691000 _+ Throttle Shaft Seal
1005 691243
Flywheel Fan
1006 691247
Fan Retainer
1013 231573
Oil Filter Nipple
1017 690770
Oil Pump Screen
1019 693995
Label Kit
1022 273486
_:, Rocker Cover Gasket
1023 499599
Rocker Arm Cover (Cylinder #1)
1023A 499600
Rocker Arm Cover (Cylinder #2 )
1024 499054
Oil Pump
1026 690981
Push Rod (Steel)
1026A690982
Push Rod (Aluminum)
1027 492932
Oil Filter
1029 690972
Rocker Arm
1035 691042
Pump Shaft
1036 695104
Emissions Label
1051 263080
Retaining Ring
1058 273694
Owner's Manual
1090 497605
Brush Retainer
1095 694013
Valve Gasket Set Kit
t 100 690973
Rocker Arm Pivot
1119 93621
Screw (Alternator)
1123 690987 I_+ O-Ring Seal (Solenoid
Retainer)
1124 690988 Q+ O-Ring Seal (Fuel Transfer
Tube)
1126 690991
Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube)
1127 690992
Screw (Float Bowl)
1128 690990
+ Screw (Carburetor Nozzle)
1169 693140
Screw (Carburetor Cover Plate)
---445777-0027-E1
Replacement Engine
RPM Settings:
:1:
I
Included
Included
Included
Included
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in
in
in
in
Gasket
Gasket
Gasket
Gasket
Set,
Set,
Set,
Set,
Ref.
Ref.
Ref.
Ref.
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
No.
No.
No.
No.
1095
977
358
121
given in U.S.
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