Craftsman 917.275011 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAWI
23.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
48" MOWER
6 SPEED
GARDEN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.275011
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears CraftsmanHelp Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 12
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 16
Maintenance ....................................... 18
Service and Adjustments.................... 22
Storage ............................................... 29
Troubleshooting ................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................ 34
Parts Ordedng ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
matedal or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, pelts and oil filters.
• 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 dding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but net limited to,
electdcal 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
debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructionscontained 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 thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this dding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman ddlag equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800--4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rightswhich
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
Thiscutting
machine
Iscapable
ofamputaUng
hands
andfeetand
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructionscould result in
sedous injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to losslestruetions in the manual and on the
of-control and tipover accidents, which
machine before starting.
can result in severe injury or death. All
• Only/.allow responsible adults, who are
slopes require extra caution. If you
famdiar with the Instructions, to operate
cannot back up the slope or if you feel
the machine.
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
• Clear the area of objects such as
DO:
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other
limbs, etc.
people before mowing. Stop machine
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
if anyone enters the area,
Uneven terrain could overturn the
Never
Do not carry
mow passengers.
in reverse unless absomachine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
lutely necessary, Always look down
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
and behind before and while backing.
so that you will not have to stop or shift
• Be aware of the mower discharge
while on the slope.
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Follow the manufacturer's recommenDo not operate the mower without
dations for wheel weights or countereither the entire grass catcher or the
weights to improve stability.
guard in place.
Use extra care with grass catchers or
• Slow down before turning.
other attachments. These can change
• Never leave a running machine
the stability of the machine.
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
parking brake, stop engine, and
and gradual. Do not make sudden
remove keys before dismounting.
changes in speed or direction.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
Stop engine before removing grass
tires lose traction, disengage the
chute.
i catcher or unclog_ng
blades and proceed slowly straight
Mow only in daylight or good artificial
down the slope.
light.
DO NOT:
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not turn on slopes unless neces• Watch for traffic when operating near or
sary, and then, turn slowly and graducrossing roadways.
ally downhill, if possible.
• Use extra care when loading or
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
embankments. The mower could
truck.
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
the edge of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge
years and above, are involved in a
caves in,
large percentage of dding mower• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
related in udee. These operators
traction could cause sUding.
shou d eva uate the r abil ty to operate
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
the dding mower safely enough to
putting your foot on the ground.
protect themselves and others from
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
sedous injury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debds build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum.
Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debds which can cause
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or stodng the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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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.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Usa 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 regulady.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debds 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 detedoration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow obiects 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.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
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people before mowing. Stop machine if
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anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
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• Do not mow in reverse unless abso•
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
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and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
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responsible adult.
Be alert and tum 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 overture 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.
-&Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions, it means
CAUTIONII! BECOME ALERTlll YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
ACAUTION: 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.
ACAUTION: Do not coast down e hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
&CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specificationsof 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
end 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.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
OILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
SAE 10W30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY: W/FILTER: 4.5PINTS
w/o FILTER: 4.0PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
RC12YC
GROUND SPEED
LO:
HI:
(MPH):
0.7
1.7
1,4
3.3
2.3
5.4
REVERSE:
0.9
2.1
TIRE
FRONT:
14 PSI
PRESSURE:
REAR:
10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BATTERY:
15AMPS @ 3600RPM
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
45-55 FT. LBS
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, cadng for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructionsunder "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_I_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 an'ester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
AMP/HR:
35
MIN. CCA: 280
CASE SIZE:U1R
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".
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Steering Wheel
Steenng
Wheel Insert
Steering Sleeve
Extension
Steedng Sleeve
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
(5) Retainer Springs
double loop)
Retainer Spdngs
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(2) Adjusting Bar
GaugeWheels
(2) Wheels _
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f_k__(2)Reta,
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Assembly
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,,_2) vy,ash ers _==,I
;/_ x _/4 x ]4 _a.
Mower
(2)Flanged
(1)Freer PLate
single loop)
f
Knob
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(2) Shoulder Bolt
_
iner Springs
(OOUDle
lOOp)
3/8-16
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,)"
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(2) Clevis Pins
Video Casse_e_
Keys
I
/2) Keys
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Slope Sheet
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassambled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware yea 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
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Wheel Insert
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
_
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Steering
are listed below.
_F:_2't
asher
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2"wrench
(1) Utility knife
Steering _
Large Flat
(1) 3/4" socket with
drive ratchet
Wheel__
Washer
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
Steering_
_
Tabs
view, when you are in the operating
Sleeve
position (seated behind the steering
Extension
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
SteeringShaft _-"_..'_._
_._-"._
CARTON
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Steer/3
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1 =.
UNPACK CARTON
Sleeve
_;,_i'_._-J:'._,_?/ ,,".
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels fiat.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
3. Remove mower and packing materistaples in skid that may puncturetires
als.
where tractor is to roll off skid.
4. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
1. Lift hood to raised position•
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
after month and year indicated on label
1. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and
(label located between terminals) charge
large fiat washer from steering shaft.
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
2. Position front wheels of the tractor so
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
they are pointing straight forward.
section of this manual for charging
3. Slide the steedng sleeve over the
instructions).
steedng shaft.
4. Align tabs and press steering sleeve
extension into bottom of steering
Label
wheel.
5. Position steedng wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to dght) and slide
onto steedng wheel adapter.
6. Secure steedng wheel to steedng
shaft with hex bolt, lock washer and
large fiat washer previously removed.
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Tighten securely.
7. Snap steedng wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective matedals from
tractor hood and grill.
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INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and fiat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor,
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder boll is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob end fiat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into opera_ng position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake peda( al( the way down.
8. Get off seat withoutmoving its
adjusted position,
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Bolt
NOTE: You may now roll or ddve your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instructionbelow to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location end
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 iN)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_,WARNING: Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructionsin
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.
I. 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 liR 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 bold. 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.'rum ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
ASSEMBLE GAUGEWHEELSTO
MOWER DECK
The gauge wheels are designed to keep
the mower deck in proper position when
operating mower. Be sure they are
propedy adjusted to ensure optimum
mo,*ver penormaoce.
1. Slide gauge wheel bar down into
bracket channel, Be sure that gauge
wheel bar aligning holes ate on top.
Assemb_ gauge wheels as shown
using shoulder hoRs, 3/8 washers and
3/8-16 center leeknuts and tighten
securely.
2. For ease of mower to tractor assembly raise gauge wheels to highest
position and retain with clevs p ns
and spdng retainers.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels before
operating mower. See "TO ADJUST
GAUGE WHEELS" in the Operation
section of this manual.
Shoulder
Gauge
3/eWash(
Locknut
INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension arms are raised with
attachment llft control. Engage parking
brake.
1. Cut and remove ties securir_:Jantisway bar and belts, Swing anti-sway
bar to left side of mower deck.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tra
IMPORTANT'. Check belt for proper
routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. Turn height adjustment knob cou
clockwise until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attach
lift control.
5. Install belt into electric clutch pulh
groove.
6. Place the suspension arms on
outward pointing deck pins. Reta
with double loop retainer spdng v
loops up as shown.
7. Install front plate assembly to trac
suspension brackets and retain
single loop retainer spdngs as sh
8. Position front plate assembly bet_
front mower brackets. Raise deck
plate assembly to align holes an(
insert flanged pins. Secure pins
double loop retainer spdngs betv
the plate and mower brackets.
NOTE: To assist in lecating hole in
flanged pin, the hole in pin is ioline
notch on head of pin.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper
ro,_ing in all mower polley grooves.
9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassL,
bracket under left footrest and re1
with double loop retainer spdng.
lO.Turn height adjustment knob clc,
wise to remove slack from mowe
suspension.
11. Raise deck to highest position.
12.Ad)ust gaage wheels before op_
mower as shown in the Operatio
section of this manual.
Electric
Clutch
Front Pulley
' Mower
Chassi
Front Suspention Brackets
}late Assembly
Loop
RetainerSpring=
Gauge
Loop Retz
Springs
Double Loop
Retainer Spring
Anti-Sway Bar /
RETAINER _:_:_RINGS
USE
_p PUERS FOR
Up
I
SuspensionArms
DoubleLoopRetainer
Spring(Outwardpointing
deck pins)
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_heild
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
. cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower should be
propedy leveled. See =TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion, mower drive, and
mower blade ddve belts in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
Verify that the belts are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
propedy adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
MCHECKLIST
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.
J" 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
ovednflated at the factory).
/ Be sure mower deck is propedy leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be propedy inflated
for leveling).
J Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
J' 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.
,/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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product
Learn and understand their meaning.
BA'rFERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
FORWARD
FAST
LIGHTS ON
SLOW
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
® O
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
r_'= R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
UNLOCKED
!
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaUcModelsonly)
DANGER. KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiadze yourseff with the locations of
vadous controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Ignition
Switch
Switch
Position
Ammeter
Attachment
Throttle Control
Switch
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Attachment
Lift Lever
Brake
Contml
Height
Adjustment
Knob
e Shift Lever
Gear Shift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
Amedcan National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor,
LIGHT SWITCH: Turnsthe headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used to control
engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to
adjust the mower cutting height,
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of the tractor.
RANGESHIFT LEVER: Allows high (H)
and low (L) speed for all forward and
reverse gears.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging (+)
or discharging (-).
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
into the brake position.
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eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses
or eye ofshields
while can
operating
tractor
or performingany
The
operation
any tractor
resultyour
in foreign
objects
thrown into the
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in =BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Push-Into
Choke "
Control,
AttachmentClutch
SwitchPullOutTo
Key
BrakePeda
=Drive"
Position
PosiUon
AdjustmentKnob
Brake
=Engaged"
Position
Gear Shift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch switch to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground ddve, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to =OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzed
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than =OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE'. Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stoppingtractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best mower
performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
startinga cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift and range shift levers
to desired position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bdng tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by taming
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction.
•Tum knob clockwise (_) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise (_)to.
lower cutting height.
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Thecutting
height
range is approximately
1-112"to 4-112". 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 WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to
desired cutting height.
2. Remove retainer spdng and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes in
bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels
should be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spdng into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
Retainer
Spring "_
1,
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Lower mower with attachment lift
control.
3. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAU'rlON:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
AttachmentLiftLever
"Enga_
/.::_;/'_'/P°siti°n
Deflector
y
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_ICAUTION: Do net drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide provided at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• Ifslowing isnecessery, move thretUecontrol lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move gearshiftlever to 1stgear and range
shift lever to low(L) position. Be sure you
haveallowed teem fortractorto rollslightly
as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowlyrelease parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all tunis 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 (hi) position.
• Doeel push or tow tractorat more thanfive
15 (5) MPH.
NOTE:
Toprotect
hoodfromdamage
whentransporting
yourtractor
ona truck
ora trailer,
besurehoodisclosed
and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specificationsof the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1, Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Unthroad and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the
cap onto the tube. 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 "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of thismanual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. 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,
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_I,WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids dudng storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructionsfor
additional information. Never use engine
or carbumter cleaner productsin the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_,CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe offany
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When staring the enginefor thefirst_me or if
the engine has mn cut offuel, itwil take extra
orankir_ f_meto move fuelfrom the tankto
eng=ne.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
perking 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: Beforestarting,readthe warm and
coldstaring procadumsbelow.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuouslyfor
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes end 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 slightlyfor a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
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• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
below)
7, When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. ConlJnueto
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 pedod 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.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dded clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• De 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
matedaL 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.
MOWINGTIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be propedy 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 been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a mere even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cuffing.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the dght so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU
COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
Check
Brake
Check
Tire
_ERVICE
operation
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Operator
PreSence
Intell ock Systems
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Check
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Sharped/Rapist
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Lubrication
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Check
R
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11/7
Blades
V'
and
Terminals
TransaXle
Adjust
Blade
Belt{s)
Adjust
Motion
Drtve
Check
Engine
Oil
G
Insl_Ct
NI
Replace
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Clean
Engine
if
Tension
Belt(s)
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Oil
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Cooling
i Clean Air Filter
Clean
Affestef
(if equipped
Cooling
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1_1.2
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Replace
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Fuel
Filter
paper
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Filter
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on thistractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty,operator must maintain
Vactor as instructedin this manual.
Some adjustmentswill need to be made
periodicallyto properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustmentssection of this manusI should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
cheek blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
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and
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LUBRICATION CHART
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SAE30 or 10w30motoroil
<_ GeneralPurposeGrease
(_ Referto Maintenance"ENGINE"Section
<_ Spraysiliconelubriant(Move Bootsto
Lubricate)
Check engine oil level.
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
Check brake operation.
pivot points which have special nylon
Check tire pressure.
bearings. Viscous lubricantswill attract
Check operator presence and
dust and dirt that will shorten the llfe of
intedock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
the self-lubricatingbearings. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubdcant
18sparingly.
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 rets, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
fiat 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 propedy. If your
tractor does not function as descdbed,
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
b(ades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove bex bolt, lock washer and fiat
washer securing blade.
3, Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown,
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandre( assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and fiat washer in exact order as
shown,
5. Tighten belt securely (45-55 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
/Mandrel
Trailin9-_. Blade
_ _/Assembly
Edge Up'_ I
Center_L_\\\
Fat
*A Grade8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend shaq_ening 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 gdnding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower,
• To check blade balanca, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
belancar. (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, bet 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.
5/8"Bolt
de
Center Hole
L_
BATTERY
Yourtractor 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.
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• Keep battery and terminals dean.
• Keep battery bollstight.
• Keep small vent holes open,
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The originalequipment battery on
your tractoris maintenance free, Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checldng level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrceion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause _le 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 tenninals and battery cable ends
with wire brushuntil bright,
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (Sen =REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for detedorationand wear
after 100 hoursof operation and replace if
necessary.The belts are not adjustable,
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep trensaxle fren from build-upof dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
CHECK TRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL
1. Blockup rear axle securely.
2. Remove left rear wheel by removing
hub bolts.
3. Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil
level must be even with plug threads. If
necessary,fillwith SAE 30 motor oil.
API SF-SJ. Replace filler plug.
4. Reassemble wheel to hub.
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piT_jsaxleFiller
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF-SJ,
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature,
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oilfill cap/
dipsticksecurely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classificationSF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface,
• Oil will drain more frenly when warm,
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fillcap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil,
2, Remove sap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing upward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4, To open, pulldown on the drain valve.
5, After oil has drained completely, dose
and lock the drain valve by pushing
upward and turningclockwise until the
pin is in the lockedposition as shown,
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto to the end of the drainvalve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipsticktube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximatecapacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Insert dipstickinto the
tube and rest the oil fillcap on the tube.
Do notthread the cap nato the tube
when taldngreading. Keep oil at
=FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten nap
onto the tube securelywhen finished,
Oil DrainValve
Drain Tube
2O
and
Locked Position
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
stubbom dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKEICOOLING 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 cooUng 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.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-deaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or even/season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Loosen knob and remove cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
5. Saturate it in engine oil Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
6. Remove nut and cartridge plate.
7. Reinstall the pre-cfeaner (cleaned
and oiled) over the paper cartddge.
8. Check rubber seal for damage and
proper position around stud. Replace
if necessary.
9. Reassemble air cleaner, cartddge
plate, and nut.
10, Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure
by tightening knob.
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
Cartridge
Rubber
Seal
Knob
Nut
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.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark attester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard andlor damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
dogged, 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.
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose 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
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CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake,
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position,
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4, Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5, Make sure the blades and aU moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
1RACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Tum height adjustment knob to lowest
setting.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4, Remove retainer spdng holding antiswaybar to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-swaybar from bracket.
5. Remove four retainer springs from
front plate assembly and remove
plate.
6. Remove retainer spdngs from
suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck,
7, Raise attachment lift to its highest
position.
8. Slide mower forward and remove belt
from elecb'ic clutch pulley.
9. Slide mower out from under dght side
of tractor.
TO INSTALL MOWER
Follow procedure described in "INSTALL
MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the
Assembly section of this manual,
Suspension
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway, Make sure
tires are propedy inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or undednflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower,
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position,
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front comers
of mower, Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only,
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full tum of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 3/16",
• Recheck measurements after adjusting,
Electric
Clutch Pulley
Front Mower
Bracket
Front
Plate
Chassis
Retainer Springs
Retainer
Spnn
Bracket
Anti-Sway
Bar
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FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust
both front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
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 "F" directly in front of
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that beth front links are
equal in length.
• If linksare not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower housing,
loosen nut "(3" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H"
against trunnlen on beth front links.
• To raise front of mower housing, loosen
nut "H" from trunnion on beth front links.
Tighten nut =G" on both front linksan
equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H"
against trunnion on both front links.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will
change dim. "F"by approximately 3/8".
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
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BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN
LENGTH
Front |
Assembly
Trunnion
TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
1. Park tractor on a level surface.
Engage parking brake.
2. Lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
4. Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated around
mandrels and entire upper deck
surface.
5, Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from
rear deck bracket by removing
retainer spdng,
6, Carefully roll belt over the top of R,H.
mandrel pulley.
Bottom Edgeof
Mowerto Ground 7. Remove belt from electric clutch
pulley,
8. Remove belt from idler pulleys,
9. Check pdmary idler arm and two
idlers to see that they rotate freely.
10.Be sure spdng is securely hooked to
pdmary idler arm and spdng arm.
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
o_/ Mandrel
11.Install belt in beth idlers,
_,
12,Install new belt onto electdc clutch
pulley,
13.Carefully roll belt into upper groove of
R.H. mandrel pulley.
14.Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly.
15,Reconnect R.H. suspension arm to
rear deck bracket with retainer spdng.
16.Reassamble R.H, mandrel cover.
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R.H. Mandrel
Idler
vI
Electric
Clutch
. Pulley
L.H.
Secondar/
Mandrel
Idler Arm
Idler Pulley
Center
R.H, Mandr_
Spring.
Arm
R.H. Suspension
Arm
Idler Arrn
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractoron level surface. Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower ddve belt (See "TO
REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
this section of this manual).
2. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual).
3. Remove screws from L.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
4. Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel
pulley.
5. Remove belt from center mandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel
pulley.
6. Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated around mandrels
and entire upper deck surface.
7. Check secondary idler arm and idler
pulley to see that they rotate freely.
8. Be sure spdng is hooked in secondary
idler arm and secondary spring arm.
9. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and
center mandrel pulley as shown.
10.Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel
pulley. Make sure belt is in all
grooves properly.
11. Reinstall L.H. mandrel cover.
12.Reinstall mower to tractor (See
"INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE
BELT" in the Assembly section of this
manual).
13. Reassemble mower drive belt (See
"TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT"
in this section of this manual).
TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
The electdc dutch should provide years
of service. The clutch has a built-inbrake
that stops the pulley within 5 seconds.
Eventually, the internal brake will wear
which may cause the mower blades to
not engage, or, to not stop as required.
Adjustments should he made by a Sears
or other qualified service center.
1. Make sure attachment clutch and
ignition switches are in "OFF" position.
2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknots until
space between clutch plate end rotor
measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage electdc clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
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c'utchP'atell
Nylon_ Slot 3)_
Locknu 3 _
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012"
Brake
Plate
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Yourtractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the left side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
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4. Road test tractor for proper stooPing
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
With Parking Brake"Engaged"
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AboveBelt'___ _eeper
EnJn
Keeper
Nut "A"
Nut
Operating
Arm
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface, Engage
parking brake, For ease of service there
is a belt installationguide decal on
bottom of left footrest, It is not necessary
to remove mower,
_AS
Belt \ I Transaxle
Twisst Befit Pulley
Keeper
V-Idler
V_ledIK_r_ rBottom
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
bedzontal (left to dght) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steedng wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT
Front wheel tee-in is required for proper
steedng operation. Toe-in was set at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. If parts in the front axle or
steedng mechanism have been replaced
or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if
necessary.
TO CHECKTOE-IN 1. Position front wheels straight ahead.
2. Measure distance between wheels at
front and rear of tires (dimensions "A"
and °B").
• Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to
1/4" less than rear dimension =B".
BELT REMOVAL 1. Engage parking brake (creates slack
in belt).
2. Remove mower ddve belt from electdc
clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section
of this manual).
3. Roll motion ddve belt off transaxle
pulley.
4. Roll belt off clutching idler pulleys,
then off engine pulley and front V-idler
pulley.
5. Pull belt out of all belt keepers.
TO ADJUST TOE-IN BELT INSTALLATION 1. Loosen jam nuts at adjustment
1. Place V part of belt into grooves on
sleeves on tie rod.
engine pulley and front V-idler,
2, Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is
making sure to route belt inside of belt
1/8" to 1/4" less than dimension =B".
keepers.
3. Tighten jam nuts securely.
2. Put belt coming from V-idler above
FRONT WHEEL CAMBER
midspan belt keeper, then onto
The front wheel camber is not adjustable
clutching idler pulleys as shown.
on your tractor. If damage has occurred to
3. Make sure V part of belt engages Vaffect the front wheel camber,contact a
idler.
Sears or other qualified service center.
4. Place belt around transaxle pulley,
beginning at top.
V part of belt should engage transaxle
pulley.
5. Place long lower section of belt
through loop in midspan belt keeper.
6. Check to be sure belt is on proper
side of all belt keepers.
7. Reinstall mower ddve belt onto
electde clutch pulley.
IMPORTANT: Check Brake Adjustment. 25
TOREMOVE
WHEEL
FORREPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
REAR WHEEL 1. Block rear axle securely.
2. Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble. Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
Washers
Retaining_
co;
Axle
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2, RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive"_
(.)/--
"Negative"
)
REPLACING BATTERY
_CAUTION:
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.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also preventstire dry
rot and corrosion.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
ACAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around battedes.
If your battery is tee 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 negative grounded system.
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles. 26
Terminal
Access
Hex
Bolt
- Positive
(Red)
Cabte
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, itlt toward engine and lift off of
tractor,
4. To replace, reverse above procedure,
Guard
Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the gdll.
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
tractorto run poorly,stop running, or
prevent it from starling.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plugqnfuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT LIFT
SPRING
1. While holding spring bushing with
wrench, loosen jam nut.
• Turn adjustment bolt clockwise to
extend spring and reduce lift effort for
heavier attachments.
• Turn adjustment bolt counterclockwise
for lighter attachments.
2. Retighten jam nut against spring
bushing.
IMPORTANT: Do not adjust for maximum
spring tension when using light attachments such as a mower. Adjust lift lever
spring to aid in lifting attachment. Do not
overpower spring. When removing
attachment, always adjust spring tension
to its lowest position.
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
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-ruad engine repair establishment or individual.Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position,
2. Check that speed control lever is
against stop screw. If it is not, loosen
casing clamp screw and pull throttle
cab(e unti(lever is against screw.
Tighten clamp screw securely.
IdleFuelAdjusting
Idle speedAdjusting
Throttle
Control
Cable
_
_/
Bushing
/_
.........
-
;hoke
Control
Cable
Spring
Stop
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Scre_laml:
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory end adjustment should not be
necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable, If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, f_lterand
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
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. Reassemble air cleaner.
Closed for FuLl
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been present at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
In (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise) increases the supp(y
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SE'I-rlNG 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
propedy (see "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
2. With engine off turn Idle fuel adjusting
needle In (clockwise) closing it finger
tightand then turn out (countercl_-'kwise) 1 tam.
FINAL SETTING1. Start engine and allow to warm for fiv
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory
and cannot be adjusted.
2. Idle seeed settino - With throttle
control lever in slow position, engine
should idle at 1200 RPM. If engine
idles too slow or fast, tam idle speed
adjusting screw in or out until correct
idle is attained.
3. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idk
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise)
until engine speed decreases and
then tum out (counterclockwise)
approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the
best low speed performance.
4, Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary,
ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow I
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle
out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn.
Repeat test and continue to adjust, if
necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed step is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust-damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set foT
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think tr
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact Sears or other qualifi
service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_,CAUTION:
Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
stodng in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractorfor 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 mov{ng
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary,
5. Touch up all rested or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BAI-I'ERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a pedod of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage dudng long pedods 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 contactwith battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: it is important to prevent
gum depesitas from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor,fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
expedance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids dudng storage, Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and 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 nil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Tum ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s),
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form end will cause your
tractor to rest.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
)ROBLEM
Will not start
Hard to start
CHART
CAUSE
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section,
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Dirty air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all widng.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10. Engine valves out of
qualified service center.
adjustment.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
Dirtyfuel filter.
5, Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fTesh gasoline.
6. Check all widng.
Loose or damaged widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug,
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Enginewill not
turn over
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged,
3, Weak or dead battery,
9, Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all widng.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5,
6.
7,
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring,
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals,
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace batter
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
11. 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. Dirtyfuel filter,
8. Stale or dirtyfuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10,Spark plug wire loose.
11, Dirty engine air screen/fins,
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13,Loose or damaged widng,
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1, Wom, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3, Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
Lorun
Nhen operator
leaves seat with
Nith attachment
¢lutch engaged
Poorcut-uneven
i 1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Worn, bent or loose blade
2. Mower deck not level.
3, Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel,
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3, 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 carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter,
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replece muffler.
13.Check all widng.
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
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
3ROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
Headlight(s) not
working
(If so equipped)
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
3. Replace idler pulley,
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
_FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
3, Wet grass.
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5, Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower ddve belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
lO.Improper blades used.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
1. Bed battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections,
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine"beddlres"
whenturnlng
engine"OFF"
2. Replace mower ddve belt.
1. Engine speed too slow.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Remove obstruction.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check widng and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
32
1. Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
SCHEMATIC
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.275011
-
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AMMETER
SOLEF,IO_D
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CLUTCH IBRAKE
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(NOT OCCUPIED)
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SPAR:< PLUGS
FU_,_,OFF
FUEL SHUT OFF
IGNITION
SWITCH
RELAY
GFC
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE" IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING.
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
H
B
DA
33
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
ELECTRICAL
22
11
I
I
i '
26
i'
34
TRACTOR- oMODEL NUMBER 917.275011
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
Z2
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
79
81
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166184
4152J
4014J
146686
108824X
73510400
170697
160784
175566
140403
170238
17720408
154336
175141
122822X
174652
141940
163996
109748X
Battery
Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
Hold down Battery Dash Mount
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
Bulb Light
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4÷20 Unc
Cable,Ground
Switch, Ptunger
Switch, Ign
Key, ignition
Harness Ign.
Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Sotenoid
Ammeter
Switch, PTO
protection Wire Loop
Bulbholder Asm. incan descent
Relay Asm.
NOTE: All component dimensions given LnU.S. Lnches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES
45
36
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.275011
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
16
17
18
19
21
23
24
28
30
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
42
43
44
45
47
50
175465
175282
73680700
163976)(428
157882
17720408
145166
175259X558
12t794X
17000612
174515X558
19131312
STD541437
17060616
145243X558
145244X558
145051X014
161327
161326
177018
19111116
17060512
167286X558
175278
72140608
136939
136940
176018
17670668
175476
RUIl,Frame RH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut, CrownlGckHex 7/16-14UNC
Dash YTGT 2 Cyt
Dash, Lower Vgt One piece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Baitery
Hood AXm
Cover, Access
Screw
Gdtle
Washer 13/32x13/16x12 Ga,
NutCrownlock 3/8-16Unc
SCl_W 3/_-16 xl.5
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle, Slkscr Vgt
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh
Plate Asm Engine Chassis
Washer 11/32xll116x16Ga.
Screw 5116-18 x 3/4
Fender
Bracket, Axle Front
Buit, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Chassis
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bracket, Chassis Front
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
56
58
60
63
67
68
70
85
86
88
90
91
106
122
130
137
138
139
140
141
142
144
148
150
152
153
156
157
176016
175315
17490620
19131614
156973
17490508
177679
144911
74760716
STD551143
$10551237
175464
138776
161464
164863
74780716
163975X428
171873
163806
163865
161897
1619(30
164655
161237
177956
160568
17066512
161840
Bracket Asrn., Susp Chassis Lh
Bracket Asm. Fender
Screw Thdrui. 3/_-16 x 1-1/4
Washer 13132 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Guide, Belt Gear Drive
ScrewThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2
Belt Keeper VGT Ground Drive
Br_:ket, Support Transaxle
Bolt Fin Hex 7116-14 UNC x 1
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlct Spr 7/16
Washer, Lock External Tooth 3/8
Rail, Frame Lh
Screw, Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Fin Hex 7116-14 xl Gr. 5
Cuphuider YTGT
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Magnnt YTGT
Striker Plate YTGT
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Extrusion Bumper
Duct Heat Hood
Shield Browning
Lens Asm Headlight Bar
Screw 9/16-18 x 3/4
Lens Bar
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given tn U.S. Irmches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
37
GROUND DRIVE
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
39
36
37
6
28 5
%
38
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
7563R
17490508
STD541437
STD561216
149176
12000034
140080
142509
136927
73750800
139419
138901
STD551037
143012
126909X
137104
136926
23260412
633A109
106932X
136925
136923
137552
17490528
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
73350600
137213
19131616
71673
137648
149412
121749X
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Thrust, Axle
Screw Thdrol 5/1 6.18 x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Pin, Cotter
Wheel, Hub Assembly
Klip, Ring
Bo6, Hub
Disc, Brake
Yoke, Brake Disc
NuitCCk1/2-20 Unf
Washer, SpeCial
BUShing
Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga,
Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4
Spdng
Lever, Brake
Cam, Brake Disc
Screw, Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4
Gearshift, Lever Assembly
Knob
Suppod, puck Brake
puck, Brake Top
Spring, Return
Screw, Hex Wsh Thd.
5/16-18 x 1-3/4
Nut, Hex ,Jam 3/8-16
Brake, Rod
Washer 13132xlx16Ga.
Cap, Plunger
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x 16 Ga,
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
38
39
40
41
42
46
47
48
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
117
150
150035
74321016
5364J
73_1000
8883R
145170
138229
72110612
131494
STD541437
139123
297J
161590
105706X
137153
141756
12_253X
122268X
137524
STI)551143
74760720
154752
67609
140296
19131312
5142H
136327
73_)0600
9858M1
Nyllner
screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
Actuator, latedock Switch
Nut, Centedock#10*24
Cover, Pedal
Retainer, Spring
Clutch Rod
Bolt, Cart, 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 9
Pulley, tdter, Flat
Nut, Crowatock 3./6.16 GNC
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Washer, Hardened
Clutch, ArmAssembly
Beadng, Idler
V-Bed
Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Spdng Clip, COnnecting Link
Pulley, Transaxle
Washer, Lcck 7/16
Bolt, Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4
Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedel
Bo6, Shoulder
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Flat
Pin, Roll
Hub,Cover
Nut, LockFIg, 3/8-16Unc
Key, Woodruff
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
39
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
STEERING ASSEMBLY
34
32
27
40
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.275011
STEERING
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
t3
t4
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
159944X428
137094
6855M
151849
161848
_66H
121748X
12000029
121232X
74781044
136518
73901000
12t749X
STD551137
STD541537
145103
137347
175572
156011
163887X428
159945
155105
15_927
STD523710
159946X428
3366R
17000612
104239X
138136
19111610
STD551131
S]_523107
138059
137156
73360_00
109850X
73706600
109851X
155246
17490508
166135X428
19132411
Wheel, Steedng
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm, LH
Spindle Asm., RH
Beadng, Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25132 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
P3ng, Kllp#T5304-75
Cap, Spindle
Bo_t,Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4
Spacer Bearing AXle Front
Nut, Lock FLange 5/8-11 Unc
Washer 25132 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, LockHvyHIdSpr
3/8
Nut, Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF
Shaft Asm,, Steering
Rod Axm., Tie Batl J Ball Vgt (Inc, Key No. 36-46)
Draglink, Vgt
Support Asm., Steering Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter, Wheel Steering
Bushing, Strg. BIk
Screw
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Cap, Wheel Steering
Beadng, Col. Strg.
Screw 318-16 x 314
Beahng, Flange
Bushing, Nyliner Snap
Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Boit, HexHd 5/16-18x3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Jam NUt RH Thread
Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread
Jam Nut LH Thread
Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread
Bracket Sw_tch Interlock VGT 97
Screw Thdroi 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Extension, Steedng
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga,
NOTE: All component dimensions given LnU.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
ENGINE
25
69
84
81
18
t5
_2
17
37
29
27
16
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
......
2
8
9
10
11
12
15
16
17
18
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
26
29
35
\
8
39
I SPARK ARRESTER KIT I
DESCRIPTION
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler
Model No. CV24-75532
149723
Muffler
121361X
Pulley V-Idler
177748
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine
175287
Bushing
174605
Clutch Electric
143996
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
151346
Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 Yt/Gt 96
10_Ti'X
pad Spacer
106082X
Pad Spacer
161493
Cap h.smFuel W/Gauge
177328X428 Control Throttle
164863
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo#13-16 x 3/4
175441)(426 Control Choke
9TD551237 Washer Ext Tooth 3/6
73920600
Nut Keps 3/8 - 24 UNF
3645J
Bushing
139277
Stem Tank Fuel
T834R
Fuel Line
137280
Spark Arrester Kit
10010500
Washer Spl_t
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
37
39
40
41
123487X
17490636
17490664
126197X
42
43
47
62
69
70
71
74
80
81
82
83
84
STD551143
173937
175288
146629
24-041_)2
175545
175546
162285
M73030600
148456
148315
171877
17060624
DESCRIPTION
ClampHose
Screw TT 3/8-16 x2-1/4 UNC
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 UNC
Washer 1-1/2 OD x 15/32 ID x
,250
Washer Lock 7/16
Bolt Hex 7116 * 20 X 4 Ga 5
Bushing
Shield Heat Mugler
Gasket
Tube Exhaust LH
Tuhe Exhaust RH
Elbow Street Brass
Nut Flange
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Plug Oil Drain Easy
Bolt5/16-18 UNC x 3/4 W/Serns
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
NOTE: AJtcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
PART
NO.
140124
140551
14(_75
127018X
145006
STD541437
124181X
171877
174894
121246X
121248X
72(]50412
KEY
NO.
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot Seat
Strap, Fender
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut, Crownlock 3/_-16 Unc
Spring, Seat Cprsn
BoltS/16-18Uncx3/4w/Sems
pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2
PART
NO.
121249X
123740X
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
STD541431
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, SpI_t
Spring,Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5
Washer 17/32x1-3/16x12 Ga.
Knob, Seat
Cap, Spring Seal
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
NOTE: A]I component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 indl = 25,4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
DECALS
18
16
2
6 3
10
17
12
1
13
I_=Y
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
PART
NO.
177375
164085
171702
171703
177415
133644
177416
163204
156439
4900J
146047
164884
DESCRIP11ON
Decal, Dash Panel, Lower
Decal, Dash
Decal, Hood, RH
Decal, Hood, LH
Decal, Hood Side Panel
Decal,Maintenance
Decat, Engine
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Clutch/Brake
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Blower Housing
NO.
14
15
16
17
18
19
23
--*--
DESCRIP]](_
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Repl Parts
Decal, Dash Amrn Eng.
Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi
Decal, Insert Strg
Decal, Battery
Reflect(x, Taillight
Decal, Handle Ltt Height
Adjust (Lift Handle)
157199)(428 pad, Footrest
178339
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
178340
Manual, Owner's (Span)
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
59192
65139
106228X427
8134H
106230X
278H
WHEELS &TIRES
3
4
7
PN_T
NO.
175291
177541
164085
149516
164065
138047
106202X
138311
10
8
9
10
11
12
o*
DESCRIPTION
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stern, Valve
Rim Assembly, Front
Tube, Front (SerVice Item Only)
Tire, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
9040H
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
104757X428 Cap, Axle (Front Wheel Only)
105588)(
Tire,Rear
7154J
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
106277)(428 Rim Assembly, Rear
6856M
FittLng,Grease
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NO'I_: Allcomponent dimensions given In U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
44
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
LIFTASSEMBLY
4O
35
73
34
7
39
1
23
_020_19
18
7O
76
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
26
29
30
PART
NO.
121006X
177535
159189
12000022
19292016
71110624
175830
175831
122364X
287614
175375
163552
STD541437
674A247
143363
STD551037
5328J
STD52710
STDf_t4008
73350800
73680800
150233
110807X
_'26
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Rod Asm., Lever
Shefl Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Utl Rh
E-Ring Truarc#5133-87
Washer 29132 x 1-114 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Sutton
Spring 2-1/8"
Link Lift
Retainer Spring
Nut, Crowstock 3/8-16 Unc
Sphng Asm., Assist Lift
Bracket, Spring Assist
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ca.
Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist
BO6, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Retainer, Spring
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion, Infin Height
Nut, Special
31
32
33
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
PART
NO.
19131016
137150
STD560907
137167
138057
155097
123935)(
17060516
175994
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
73350600
1758(_
175805
175560
176205
175689
175378
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spdng, Compression In/Hgt
Pin, Cotter 3132 x 1/2
Rod, Adj Lift
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc
pointer, Height Indicator
Plug,Hole
Screw 5116-18 x 1
Nut, Lift Unk 7/16-20
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 xl0 Ca.
Scale, Indicator Height
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut push Phes & Oil
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Arm Susp. RR. RH
Plate Asm Susp. Front
Pin Flange
Trunnion Susp. Arm
Trunnion Susp. Front
Arm Susp. RR. LH
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 turn
45
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
MOWERDECK
46
45
,16
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.27501 t
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO.
1
3
5
6
8
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
36
37
39
42
43
45
46
PART
NO.
174377
138017
4939M
130832
DESCRIPTION
Deck Weldment Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spdng
Arm, Suspension, Rear (Sway
Bar)
174365
Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade
173920
Blade
175147
Shaft Asm. w/Lower Baarlng
174358
HousingMandrel
110485X
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Strlppar Mandrel Deck
72110610
Bo6 RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-16 x
1.25
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5116-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18
174378
Baffle, Vosex Mower
73680500
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
105304X
Cap, Slaeve
178012
Spring,Torsion
110452X
Nut, Push
174346)(428 DellectorShlald
19111016
Washer 11132xS/Sx16Oa.
131491
Rnd, Hinge
157722
Scl_w, Thdmll Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
177865
Pullay, Mandrel
176342
Nut, Fig, Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
19131316
Washer t3/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ca.
173437
PuIlay, Idler, Flat
174375
Pulley, Idler, Driven
165723
Spacer, Retainer
174373
Arm, Idler Secondary
174343
Cover, Mandrel Deck
137729
Screw, ThdrolL 1/4-20 x 5/8
KEY
NO.
47
48
49
50
52
56
57
97
98
99
100
107
108
109
110
111
113
116
117
116
119
121
126
130
131
--
--
PART
NO.
174369
174368
73680600
72110612
17582O
155986X431
156941
133943
174370
175080
72110616
175294
72110404
73680400
175016
174610
72110508
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
174371
174372
17060616
19131606
175396
174357
DESCRIPTION
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
V-Belt, Mower, Primary
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bolt, Carr. 318-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
Washer Hardened
Spdng Pdmary Ddve
Pulley Idlar"_P
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 2
Baffle Vac Edge Mower
Bolt Carr.
NUtCrownlock 1/4-20
Arm Spring Secondary
Arm Spring Fixed Tension
Bolt Cart. 5/16-18 x 1
Bolt, Shoulder
GaUge Wheel, Wide
Nut, Centeriock 3/8-16 UNC
Washer 318 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Spring Secondary Drive
Arm, Idler, Pdrnary Deck
Screw 318-16 x 1.0
Washer 13/32 x 114 x 16 Ga.
Deck Complete (Std. Deck- Order
separately mulcher plate and
gauge wheel components Key
Nos. 101-106 and 116-118)
Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes
Key Nos. 13-15)
NOTE: All component dimenslorhsgiven in U. S.
inches I inch = 26.4 mm
47
TRACTOR- - MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
TRANSAXLE
6
2
7
73
72
48
TRANSAXLE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4197R
12_)0034
4199R
4216R
4215R
4217R
174728
74(_0652
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
31
73_M
137261
498,_
1_66H
4212R
137129
6276H
633A63
8118M
8740H1
122238X
4218R
6252H1
781GH
6262H
7393R
992R1
139111
49_R
122254X
6269H
5855H
174731
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
62T/H
422.5_
7336H
4136R
4200R
7336H
160789
174729
40
41
45
46
49
50
51
13320400
17580520
6271H
13(60200
4895H
4222R
1529R
TRACTOR- MODEL
NUMBER
917.275011
DESCRIPTION
NO.
PART
NO.
Axle Shaft
Retaining Ring
Final Drive Gear
D_erentialGear
Differential Pinion
Differential Carrier
Axle Thrdet Washer
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-114
(l"ThreedLength)
Steel Bail
Spdng Shift Fork Detent
Sh_ Fork, High-Low Range
Thrust Beadng Race
4111Reduction Pinion
Shaft, Brake
Snap Ring, Crescent Type
High-Low Range Gears
NeedleBeadng
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shdt Fork Shaft, High-Low Range
Differential Plaion Spacer
Differential Pinion Bushing
Gdpco Centerlock Nut 3/8-24
Shift Fork, R.H.
Oil Seal
SInfered Iron Beadng
Shift Fork Shaft
Shift Fork, L.H.
Shift Shaft, High-Low Range
Oil Seal
Pressure Retief Valve
Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft
and Beahngs, R.H, (Includes
Key No.'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63,
77 and 82)
Dowai Pin
NeedleBearing
Thrust Beadng Race
4th Reduction Gear Shaft
4th Reduction Gear Spacer
Thrust Bearing Race
Gate, Lower, Shift
Gearcase and Bearings, LH.
(Includes Key umbers 18, 25, 49,
50 (2), 51 and 52)
Pipe Plug 112-14 N.P,T.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Oil Seal
Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.P,T,
Needle Beadng
Needle Beadng
Needle Bearing
52
53
54
55
36
57
58
59
60
61
_
63
64
8119M
4220R
42(]9R
4213R
4442R
4195R
4214R
4194R
7528R
4236R
4207R
7398H
4203R
65
36
67
68
69
70
71
4204R
2898J
12000033
4205R
4236R
1370H
633A69
72
73
74
75
77
79
80
81
82
84
85
86
87
88
8_
90
91
92
139120
4201R
1_
1153R
6803J
1167R
73360700
6270H
136984
5384J
2978J
633A85
8739H1
4£_4H
19151516
1105473(
19181511
753
93
94
36
97
98
6274H
76020412
159783
633A169
174742
DESCRIPTION
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
3rd Reduction Pinion, Low
4th Reduction Gear
3rd Reduction Piaion Spacer
2nd Reduction Gear Shaft
Final Drive Pinion
let Reduction Gear Shaft
1st Reduction Shaft Spacer
3rd Reduction Pinion High
2nd Reduction Gear
Needle Beadeg
Low Speed Gear and 2nd
Reduction Pinion Cluster
Reverse Gear
Kay, HI-Pro 1/8 x 17/82
Klip Ring
Infermediate Speed Gear
High Speed Gear
Thrust Searing Race
Ictermediate and High Speed
Cluster Pinions
Input Shaft
LowSpeedPinion
E-Ring
Reverse Idler Gear
Needle Beadng
SeaiingWasher
Nut, Hex, Jam 7116-20
OII Seal
Reverse Idler Shaft
Gearshift Lever, Bent
GearshiftGep
Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin
Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed
Spring
Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Ga.
Shift Mechanism Seal
Washer 9/18 x 15116 x 12 Ge.
Gearshift Gate and
Reinforcement
Shift Ball Cover Gasket
Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4
Screw, Hex, Washer, HD.
Gearshift Lever Assembly
Transaxle, 6 Speed, Complete
Assembly
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.275011
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV24,
TYPENUMBER
75532
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.275911
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV24,
TYPE
NUMBER
75532
R EADNALVFJ BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
KEY pART
NO, NO.
1.
24-03g-03-S
2.
3.
4.
24.041-23-S
24-096-59-S
M-645020-S
5.
6.
7,
X-75-23-S
25-351-gl-S
24-755-66-S
8,
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
24-411-05-S
24-041-40-S
24-31B-'_2-S
25-186-01-S
24-599-0%S
M-640034-S
14,
24-086-44-S
15.
24-755-74-S
16.
17.
18.
19,
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
24-153-16-S
24-g86-32-S
24-445-01-S
24-016-01-S
24-016-02-S
24-O17-O1-S
24-017-02-S
24-032-05-S
235_)'_'_-S
24-089°02-S
12-173-gl-S
12-755-03-S
24-318-11-S
24-755-76-S
28
29.
25-313-02-S
24-755.57-S
30.
M-545016-S
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36
37.
24-445-02-S
24-t26-44-S
24-112-12-S
24-294-06-S
24-326-13-S
24-326-14-S
X-426-9-S
20.
DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gaskot
(tnuludes 2,3)
Gasket, breather
Cover, breather
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.Ox2O (4)
Plu_. arian hd. 1/8"
Lifter, valve (4)
Kit, valve train (Includes
8,11,12)
Rod, push (4)
Gasket, cy_oder head (2)
Head aSSembly, #2 c¥_lwde_
Arm, rocker(4)
Pivot, rockeraml
(4)
Screw, hex. flange
M6xl.gx34
(4)
Screw, hex. flange
M1Oxl.5xg0
(8)
Kit, valve cover - plain
(iedudes 16.17)
O-Ring
Screw, shoulder (4)
Strap. lifting
Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2)
Valve, e_haust (.25) (2)
VaNe, intake (Std.) (2)
Valve, intake .25) 2
Seal, valve stern (2)
Re_ther, sprig (4}
Spdng, valve (4)
Cap, valve spdng (4)
Kit retainer 4
Head assembly, #1cyiinder
Kit, valve cover- breather
(Inc1.16,17,28)
Grommet, rubber
Kit, breather separator
(includes 28,30-33)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x16 (2)
Strap, breather
Bracket, breather separator
Spacer
Fitting
Hose, breather
_ose, breather
Cl_mp, hose (2)
1.
2.
24-032-01-S
3.
4.
5.
24-294-13-S
12-380-17-S
24-g67-13-S
24-067-14-S
24-874-09-S
6.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
24-874-10-S
24-,874-11-S
24-874-15-S
24-10_,-08-S
24-108-g9-S
24-108-10-S
24-018-01-S
12-422-09-S
12-422-13-S
12-422-07-S
12-422-g8-s
12-422-10-S
12-422-11-S
12-422-12-S
24-01g-06-S
24-089-35-S
24.089-34-S
52-139-09-S
M-0545010-S
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
24.Q18-04-S
24-402-05-S
12-t53-01-S
24-126-19-S
12*123-04-S
M-545016-S
21.
22.
12-153-g2-s
24-038-04-S
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
24-755-46-S
12-153-03-S
12-380-04-S
M-631005-S
12-032-01-S
X-25-102-S
24-144-gl-S
7.
8,
9.
DESCRIPTION
Seal oil front
Crankcase
(USE: Miulblock)
Fitting
Pin. dowel tocaflng (6)
Connecting Rod (_td.) (2)
Connectin_ ROd (.25) (2)
Piston w/Ring Sot Std. (2)
(Includes 7,8)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25) (2)
piston w/Ring Set (.50) (2)
Kit, piston w/ring set (.08)
_.k_g Set (Std.} (2}
Ring Set (.25) (2)
Ring Set .50 (2)
Retainer, pison pn 4
Shim,
A.R.
Shim, camshaft
camshaft/\.R./
Shim, camshaft A.R.
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft
Bhim, camshaft(A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Camshaft (Includes 11,12)
Spdng, ACR (Heavy)
Spring, ACR(Light)
Ptug, cup
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl0
(2)
Reta_er, reed (`2}
Reed, breather (2)
O-Ring, tower oil filltube
Bracket, oll fill tube
Tube, oilfill
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.Bx16
O-Ring, upper oil flU tube
Dipstick assembly (Includes
23,24)
Kit, oil fill cap (includes 24)
O-Ring, dipstick
Pin, hitch
Washer, plain 6 mm
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, p_ln 1/4"
Shaft, governor cross
NOTE; All component dimensions given In U.8.
inches 1 inch = 254 mm
51
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCV24, TYPE NUMBER 75532
IGNITION I ELECTRICAL I
BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I
pz
,,.---1
/'
t-
lil'_
9 _9
_,_7
11
12
14_
ift
la
8
/
_
_-o
|
AIR INTAKE J
is
I
13
52
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.275011
KOHLER
ENGINE.MODEL
NUMBER
CV24,
TYPENUMBER
75532
BLOWER
IG NITIONICHARGING
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1.
54-755o15-S
2.
M-403025-S
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
X-25-g2-s
24-112*04-S
25-086-47-S
24-'_57-B3-S
12-086-14-S
8.
12-468-03-S
19_)
11.
12.
13.
X-42-15-S
24-025-04-S
25-403-03-S
X-25-92-S
24-g86-18-S
14.
15.
236602-S
54-755-Q9-S
16.
17.
12-132-06-S
M-548025-S
18.
19.
20.
21.
48-154-02-S
X-25-63-S
24-584-01-S
M-545020-S
24. 235173-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24-126-71-S
X-22-11-S
24-176-79-S
24-518-12-S
24-113-18-S
25-454-03-S
DESCRIPTION
HOUSING
KEY PART
NO. NO.
Kit grass screen _lncludes
2--4,a_d 24 113 18
Screw, hex. cap M4xO.7x25
(/4_
_/asher, plain 5/16" (4)
Spacer, grass screen (4)
Bolt, shoulder (4)
Fan
Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5x46
Washer, plain 318".
1.
24-027-20-S
2.
3.
4.
5.
24-100-01-S
24-100-02-S
25-139-16-S
M-545020-S
6.
M-545(3'_6-S
7.
M-551016-S
Ke=y= eel
8.
M-645016-S
Rectifier-regulator
Washer, plain 3/16" (2)
Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8
2)
Connecor (3 contact)
Kit, 15 amp stator
(includes 24 126 71)
Spark Plug (2)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.Sx25
(2)
Clip, cable
Washer, plein 114"
Module, tgnflion (2)
Screw, hex flange
M5xO.Sx2O (4)
Clip, cable
g.
10.
11.
24o146-16-S
24o146-20-S
24o063-20-S
12.
13.
24÷063-14-S
24÷063-30-S
14.
15.
24-063-23-S
M-545010-S
r ly',NH
& BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
Housing, blower (Includes 2
4)
Nut, plastic (3)
Nut, plastic (2)
Plug. button 9/16"
Screw, hex, flange
M5x0.8x20 (4)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.Sx16 (3)
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x16
Screw,
hex. (6)
flange
M6xl.0x16
Plate, backing - # 2 side
Plate, backing - # 1 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2
side
Baffle, valley- #2 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1
side
Baffle, valley - #1 side
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.SxlO (2)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24-Q96-66-S
Cover, control
24-086-06-S
Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x3
4" (2
AIRINTAKE/IFILTRATION
BraCket, s_ator w_re
Washer, lock 1/4"
Harness, wiring
Lead, black (rect.-reg. 5" 12 gauge
insulated grip barrel eyelets)
DeCal, grass screen
Tie, wire (3)
KE'/PART
NO. NO.
1.
2
24-164-06-S
M-651055-S
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10,
11.
12.
13.
14.
24-041-01-S
24-041-14-S
24-094-18-S
24-041-13-S
24-109-09-S
24-Q83-Q5-S
24-083-03-S
231032-S
24-096-01-S
12-100-01-S
24-096-73-S
54-755-_1-S
15.
16.
25-341-03-S
24-153-15-S
DESCRIPTION
ManifoLd, intake
Screw, hex flange
M6x1,0x55 (4)
Gasket, intake manifold (2)
Gasket, air cleaner base
Base, air cleaner
Gasket, fuel spltback cup
Cup, fuel spltback
Precleaner, element
Element, air deaner
Seal, breather
Cover, inner air cleaner
Wing Nut
Cover, aircleaner
Kit, knob w_fh seat
(Includes 15 & 16)
Knob, cover
O-Ring
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S.
inches t inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 9t7.275011
KOHLERENGINE-MODEL NUMBERCV24, TYPE NUMBER 75532
STARTING SYSTEM I
ENGINE CONTROLS I
6
[3
A
I--
OIL PAN LUBRICATION
0
I
54
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
KOHLERENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV24, TYPE NUMBER75532
STARTING
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
t.
M-839070-S
2.
3.
24-096-05-S
M-539080-S
4.
12-468-01-S
screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x70
Dover, pinion
SCrew, hex. flange
M8x1,25x80
Washer. plain 11/32" (3)
5.
6.
7
8
g.
IQ.
11
25-098-07-S
12-221-01-S
12-227-13-S
12-211-01-S
12-755-54-S
12-227-18-S
12-170-05-S
Starter, (Includes 6-11)
Kit, brush
Cap
Bolt, thru (2)
Kit, ddve
Cap, drive end
Armature
ENGINECONTROLS
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1.
M-542025-S
2
3.
4
5
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
24-090-14-S
M-541060-S
24-089-01-S
25-158-08-S
24_079-04-S
25-158-11-S
M-547050-S
24-089-03-S
24-126-56-S
M-645016-S
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex, flange
M6x1.0x25
Lever, govemor
Nut, hex, flange M6xlfl
Spdng, linkage
Bushing, linkage retaining
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttla linkage
Nut, hex. leck M5X0.8
5pdng, choke return
Bracket, control
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (4)
12. 12-237-01-S
Clamp, cable (2)
13. 24-086-43-S
Screw, hex. flange
MSx0.Sxl 6 (2)
14. 24-590-07-S
Lever, thodtle actuator
15. 24-468-01-S
Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3)
16. 24-g89-18-S
Spring, governor
17. M-446030-S
Nut, hex M4x0.7
18. 24-g90-13-S
Lever, throttta control
19. M-545020-S
Screw. hex. flange
M5x0,8x20
20.
24-089-51-S
Spdng, throttle limger
21.
24-090-05-S
Lever, choke
22.
4"1-468-03-S
Washer, spr_g 114"
23. M-403025-S
Screw, hex. cap M4X0.7X25
24. 24-079-05-S
Linkage, choke
NOT ILLU S'nRATED
M-545016-S
Screw, hex. flange
M5X0.8X16
(Goes into 24-126-56 as a
positive throttle stop)
KEY pART
NO. NO.
M.645025-S
2.
3
M-631005-S
24-199-07-S
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.Ox25 (2
Washer, plan 6 mm 2
Pan, cll assem_y
Includes 1,2,&4-10)
4.
24-393-08-S
Oil pump assembly
5,
24.123-05.S
24-162-26-S
24-043-12*S
Tube, oil pickup
Screen, oil
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(Includes 8)
Pin, ovemor regutatlng
Tab, _ing
Shaft, governor gear
O-Ring
Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8"
Nippie, cll filter
Fi_e_, o_
Seal, oil (PTO end)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Screw, hex. flange
MSx1.25x45 (9)
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8"
N.F_T.F.
6.
7,
9,
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
12-380-gl-S
52-448-02-S
12-144-02-S
24-153-08-S
X-75-32-S
24-136-01-S
52-050-02-S
52-032-08-S
24-086-17-S
17.
24-086-16-S
18.
X-75-10-S
8.
Includ(
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U S
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
55
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.275011
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBER CV24, TYPE NUMBER 75532
CRANKSHAFT
I
EXHAUST
J
--1
FUELSYSTEM
I
9
\
/
8
1
7
13
56
TRACTOR- MODEL
NUMBER
9t7.275011
KOHLER
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
CV24,
TYPENUMBER
75532
CRANKSHAFT
FUEL
KI_y PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1,
2,
Crankshaft
Plug, cup
24-014-72-S
52-13g-09-S
(Includes 2)
EXHAUST
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1.
2.
--
DESCRIPTION
24-041-02-S Gasket, exhaust(2)
25-072-04-S Stud, MSx1.25x33 (4)
24 755 lg3-SGasket Set
SYSTEM
DESCRIPTION
1,
24-853-61-S
2.
3.
24-041-15-S
24-853.61-S
4,
5,
6,
7.
8,
9,
10.
24 041 14-S
M-629095-S
Mo641060-S
47-154-01-S
52-353-22-S
X-426-9-S
24-086-12-S
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 2-4)
Gasket, carburetor
Carburetor assembly (For
information only not
available separately)
Gasket, air cleaner base
Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2)
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2)
Clip. Cable
Line. fuel 12" (2)
Clamp, base (6)
Screw, hex. Cap. M6x1.7x18
11,
12.
13.
14.
15.
24-393-16-S
24-100-01-S
24-353-03-S
15-353-04-S
24-050-02-S
Pump. fuel- pulse
Nut, plastic (2)
Line, Fuel 10 5/B"
Line, fuel 11-1/2"
Filter, fUel
(2)
NOTE: PJIcomponent dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 turn
57
58
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