Owner's Manual JCRAFTSMAWJ LAWN TRACTOR 21.5 HP, 42" Mower Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model No. 917.272454 [_ differently from built engines. Beforeoperates you start the This product haspreviously a low emission engine which engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. IMPORTANT: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 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 ....................... 8 Operation ............................................. 11 Maintenance Schedule ....................... 17 Maintenance ........................................ 17 Service and Adjustments ..................... 21 Storage ................................................ 27 Troubleshooting .................................. 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. 3 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. 4 • 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. 5 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. 6 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 7 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. 8 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. 9 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. 10 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. 11 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. 12 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. 13 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 15 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. 16 and graining of the lawn. FILL IN DATES s Bv,o cC_:kk BTira:::P::a: T g T 0 R i°n ! Check Operator Presence ; Interlock Systems V,O DATES /_rri _ _' and Check for Loose Fasteners V w ll_s 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. 19 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 21 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 22 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 23 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. 24 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 25 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 26 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 27 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. 28 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. 29 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 - - MODEL NUMBER 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. 31 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272454 ELECTRICAL 26 \ i / / :32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 55 163465 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 176138 175688 4152J 4799J 146148 175158 73510400 145491 121305X 175566 140403 179720 71110408 131563 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 TRACTOR - - 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454 BRIGGS& STRA'I-I'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER445777,TYPE NUMBER0129-E1 445 967 265 _r REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL 267 305 € [_ 718 8 I 1019 LABEL KIT I 304 24_ 8551_ 865A_ 163_, 447__ 847 ] 523 842 _ 447A a 122 51A_ 54 q_ 654 • 1027D 1095 Valve Gasket Set 276 _ 7 ",_ 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL J I 1036 EMISSIONS LABEL J 163_ 865B_ 5O 51 868 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777, TYPE NUMBER 0129-E1 211_ 209_ 240 ,_ 628q, 918 0 121 CARBURETOR KIT /_ 117_ 51_ 61s_ 137G 51Ao_ 1123 1124'_ 11281 552_ 11421 1128'FII 276 _ 104 1050 6330 552A 742_ 4040 552A 987@ 691 51 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272454 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777, TYPE NUMBER 0129-E1 '74 A57B lOO__ _ 332 i 7s_ 934 _ 11191 635 _ 363 _ 405 48 52 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. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.272454 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 445777, TYPE NUMBER 0129-E1 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. 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