Craftsman 917.276361 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMRN°
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GARDEN
TRACTOR
25.0 HE 48" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
917.276361
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This product has a low emission engine which operates
differently from previously built engines. Before you start the
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty................................................
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SafetyRules ..........................................
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ProductSpecifications...........................6
Assembly/Pre-Operation.......................7
Operation...............................................
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MaintenanceSchedule........................16
LIMITED WARRANTY
2-YEAR
Maintenance........................................16
Service andAdjustments.....................21
Storage................................................
29
Troubleshooting...................................30
Repair Parts.........................................34
Sears Service........................Back Cover
ON CRAFTSMAN
TRACTOR
AND BATTERY
ON TRACTOR
When used and maintained
according
to the operator's manual instructions,
if this tractor
fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within two years from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
to arrange for free repair.
During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charge to service the product in
your home. For your convenience,
in-home warranty service will still be available after
the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if
you transport the product to an authorized
Craftsman drop-off location. For the nearest
authorized
location, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
Tractor
warranty
coverage
does not include:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard maintenance
servicing,
oil changes, or tune-ups.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator abuse, including but not limited to damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the tractor, impacting objects that
bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment
according
to the instructions
contained
in the
operator's
manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs necessary
because of fuel determined
to be
contaminated
or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its
purchase date.
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• The tractor battery, which is covered for only 90 days as stated below.
90-DAYS ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, if the battery included with this tractor is
defective in material or workmanship
(our testing proves it will not hold a charge), it will
be replaced free of charge.
During the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery in
your home. For your convenience,
in-home warranty service will still be available after
the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if
you transport the battery to an authorized
Craftsman drop-off location. For the nearest
authorized
location, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
All tractor and battery warranty coverage is void if this product is used for commercial
or
rental purposes.
This warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Dept. 817WA,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating
hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious
injury or death.
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WARNING:
In order to prevent
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cidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect
spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
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WARNING:
Do not coast down a
hill in neutral,
tractor.
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WARNING:
you may lose control
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of the
Tow only the attachments
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that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
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WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some
of its constituents,
and certain vehicle
components
contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects
tive harm.
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or other reproduc-
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WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
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birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
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I. GENERAL
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OPERATION
Read, understand,
and follow all
instructions
on the machine and in the
manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
of the discharge opening at all times.
Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
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Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
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lutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never direct discharged
material
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction.
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the
entire grass catcher, discharge
guard,
or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging
the discharge
guard.
Operate machine only in daylight or
good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage
of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves
and others from serious
injury.
Follow the manufacturer's
dation for wheel weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.
Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debris which can cause
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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recommen-
I1. SLOPE
OPERATION
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Slopes are a major factor related to loss of
control and tip-over accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution.
If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
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Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine.
Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
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Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may
lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
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Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual.
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction, which
could cause the machine to roll over.
Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments;
they can affect the stability
of the machine. Do no use on steep
slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The machine could
suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the
edge or if the edge caves in.
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.
that children
will remain
saw them.
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Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV. TOWING
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Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment
except at the
hitch point.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommen-
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dation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
Never allow children or others in or on
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towed equipment.
On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment
may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance
to stop.
V. SERVICE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
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Extinguish all cigarettes,
cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
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Use only approved gasoline container.
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Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
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Never fuel the machine indoors.
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Never store the machine or fuel con-
Never assume
where you last
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate the
machine.
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tainer where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
Never fill containers
inside a vehicle
or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic
liner. Always place containers
on the
ground away from your vehicle when
filling.
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Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the
ground. If this is not possible,then
refuelsuch equipment with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser
nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or container
opening at
all times until fueling is complete.
Do
not use a nozzle lock-open device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change
clothing immediately.
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
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Never tamper
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Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
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SERVICE
Never operate machine in a closed
area.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
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with safety
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devices.
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lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
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backed over by the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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Check their proper operation
regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components
and
the discharge
guard frequently and
replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage
blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
In the state of California
the above is re-
Gasoline
5.0 Gallons
Capacity
and Type:
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
'API-SG-SL):
SAE 10W30
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources
Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
(below
REPAIR
32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
W/O Filter:
Spark Plug:
'Gap: .030")
Champion
Ground
Speed
4.0 Pints
3.5 Pints
RC12YC
(MPH):
Forward:
Reverse:
0 - 5.8
0 - 2.1
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10PSI
Tire Pressure:
Charging
System:
15 AMPS
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
Blade Bolt Torque:
@ 3600RPM
35
280
U1R
45-55 Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor.
It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual.
The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions
under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
A, WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman®
product is
designed and manufactured
for years of
dependable
operation.
But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service
by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited
service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
•
Product
replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional
installation of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
Keys
Slope Sheet
(1) Oil Drain Tube
(2) Keys
Your new tractor
has been assembled
at the factory.
ADJUST
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO
REMOVE
TRACTOR
FROM
SEAT
1.
Raise seat and loosen
knobs.
adjustment
2.
Lower seat into operating
sit in seat.
position
and
3.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove packing materials.
3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
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NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO
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Adjustment
ROLL
TRACTOR
Operation
Label
j
function
1.
2.
7
section
of
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
po-
3.
Release parking
brake pedal.
Place freewheel
brake by depressing
4.
disengaged
position (See "To Transport" in the Operation section of this
manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
control
in transmission
TO
DRIVE
TRACTOR
OFF
(See
SKID
Operation section for location
_nction
of controls)
and
WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly
steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel
control in "trans-
4.
5.
mission engaged"
position (See "To
Transport" in the Operation section of
this manual).
Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set the parking
brake.
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
tion.
posi-
6.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Release parking brake.
8. Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor and set
parking brake.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower
ing should be properly leveled.
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in
and Adjustments
section of this
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
housSee "TO
the Service
manual.
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly instructions
have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat
is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check
mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before
driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission
engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls, their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
,/It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation
this manual).
section
of
These symbols may appearon your tractor or in literature suppliedwith the product.
Learn and understandtheir meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
I',,I
CHOKE
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
G
G
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
ENGINE
START
PARKING
ol
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
BRAK_CLUTCH
PEDAL
FORWARD
MOWER
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
LIGHTS ON
FREE WHEEL
Models
&
&
MOWER
LIFT
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injur
and/or property damage.
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
property
HEIGHT
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
only)
&
and/or
PARKING BRAN
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
(Automatic
SWITCF
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
injury
damage.
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KNOW
YOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
Compare the illustrations
with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Choke Control
Ignition
Ammeter Switch
of
"ON"
Position
Attachment Clutch
Brake Pedal
Lift
Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
g Brake
Lever
Motion Drive
Belt Tension
Handle
Control
Lever
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Free Wheel
Control
Light Switch
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American
National Standards
Institute.
LIFT
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging
(-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
- Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to raise
and lower the mower deck or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the
tractor and starting the engine.
CHOKE CONTROL
- Used when starting
a cold engine.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengages
transmission
for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting
stopping the engine.
LEVER
PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights
on
and off.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
MOTION DRIVE BELT TENSION
HANDLE - Used when changing motion drive
belt and, if necessary, starting engine
under extremely
cold conditions.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVER - Locks brake
pedal into the brake position.
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON"
POSlTON - Allows operation of mower deck or
other powered attachment while in reverse.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
- Used to control
and
engine
10
speed.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs.
We recommend
standard safety glasses or a
wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
SAFETYGLASSES
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress brake pedal all the way down
and hold.
2.
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning"
of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in brake position.
Make
sure parking brake will hold tractor
secure.
Choke
Control
Push-In to
ngage"
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described above, before
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out to
"Engage"
Motion
Control
_ever
Adjustment
Knob
"Disengaged"
Brake Pedal
Position
"Drive" Position
TO USE CHOKE
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
TO MOVE
BLADES
DRIVE
-
returns to neutral (N) position when
brake pedal is fully depressed.
ENGINE
the
control
AND
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to operate motion control lever when the parking brake
is set or when the brake pedal is depressed. Doing so may result in misadjustment to the drive control system.
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the motion control lever.
1. Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Release parking brake.
3. Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
• To stop ground drive, depress brake
pedal all the way down.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
• Move throttle
FORWARD
BACKWARD
-
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged
position.
GROUND
CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a
warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
STOPPING
MOWER
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.
Throttle
Control
Pedal
comleaving
between
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle
half and
TO ADJUST
control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled
by turning the height adjustment
knob in desired
direction.
to
• Turn knob clockwise (_)
to raise cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(_)
to
lower cutting height.
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
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The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measuredfrom the ground to the bladetip with
the engine not running.
These heightsare approximateand may
vary dependingupon soil conditions,
heightof grass and types of grassbeing
mowed.
• The averagelawn should be cut to
approximately2-1/2 inchesduring the
cool season and to over 3 inchesduring
hot months. For healthierand better
lookinglawns, mowoften and after
moderategrowth.
• For best cutting performance,grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Makethe first cut relativelyhigh;
the second to desired height.
TO OPERATE
TO ADJUST
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
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 spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT:
Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Lower mower with attachment
lift control.
3.
Start mower blades by engaging
tachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
attachment
CAUTION:
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out to
"Engage"
clutch
Do not operate
at-
control.
the mower
Attachemnt Lift
Lever High Position
Deflector
Shield
/
/
/
/
Pushqn to
"Disengage"
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM
(ROS)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment
clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless ignition key
is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
Retainer
Spring
//
MOWER
,4_WARNING:
Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged.
Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment
clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary
to reposition the machine with
the attachment
engaged. Do not mow in
reverse
unless absolutely
necessary.
C_vis
Pin
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USING THE REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM 1. Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
2. With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
3. Look down and behind before and
while backing.
4. Slowly move motion control lever to
reverse (R) position to start movement.
5. When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" Position
Transmission
Transmission
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
ON HILLS
AI_,WARNING:
Do not 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.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
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. Unthread 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
•
If stopping is absolutely
necessary,
push
brake pedal quickly to brake position
and engage parking brake.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
returns to neutral (N) position when the
brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement,
slowly release
parking brake and brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl"
mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not
overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission
by placing
freewheel
control in freewheeling
position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and into the
slot and release so it is held in the
disengaged
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage
transmission,
above procedure.
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING
MENTS
TO OPERATE
Engaged
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane.
(Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
at more than
reverse
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The attachmentsand grounddrive can
now be used. If the engine does not
acceptthe load, restart the engine and
allowit to warm up for one minuteusing
the choke as describedabove.
COLDWEATHERSTARTING(50° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the enginebegins to run
smoothly.Continueto pushthe choke
control in small steps allowingthe engine to acceptsmall changesin speed
and load, untilthe choke controlis fully
in. If the enginestarts to run roughly,
pull the chokecontrol out slightly for a
few seconds and then continueto push
the control in slowly.This may require
an enginewarm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes,depending
on the temperature.
NOTE: In extremecold conditions,if
enginewill not start you may need to disengagethe motiondrive belt as follows:
1. Be sure parkingbrake is engaged.
2. Removeretainerspring from the drive
belttension handleto relievebelt tension.
3. Start engineand allow it to warm up for
three (3) minutes.
4. Shut-offengine and engageparking
brake.
5. Engagedrive belt tension handleand
replacethe retainerspring.
AUTOMATICTRANSMISSIONWARMUP
Beforedriving the unit in cold weather,
the transmissionshould be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
2. Placethe motioncontrol leverin
neutral.Releasethe parkingbrake and
let the brake slowly return to operating
position.
3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto
warm up.This can be done duringthe
enginewarm up period.
• The attachmentscan be used during
the engine warm-up period afterthe
transmissionhas been warmed up and
may requirethe choke control be pulled
out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures(below32 F)
the carburetorfuel mixturemay need to
be adjustedfor best engineperformance
(see "TOADJUST CARBURETOR"in the
Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this
manual).
_,CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store,spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:When operatingin temperatures below32°F(0°C),use fresh,clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blendedfuels (called
gasoholor using ethanol or methanol)can
attractmoisturewhich leads to separation and formationof acids duringstorage.
Acidic gas can damagethe fuel system
of an enginewhile in storage. To avoid
engine problems,the fuel system should
be emptied beforestorageof 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetorare empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructionsfor
additionalinformation. Neveruse engine
or carburetorcleaner productsin the fuel
tank or permanentdamagemay occur.
TO START ENGINE
When startingthe engine for the first time
or if the enginehas run out of fuel, it will
take extra crankingtime to movefuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheelcontrol is in the
transmissionengaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operatingposition,
depress brakepedal and set parking
brake.
3. Moveattachmentclutchto disengaged
position.
4. Movethrottle controlto fast position
5. Pull chokecontrol out for a cold engine
start attempt.For a warm enginestart
attemptthe chokecontrol may not be
needed.
NOTE: Beforestarting, read the warm and
cold starting proceduresbelow.
6. Insert key into ignitionand turn key
clockwiseto start positionand release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuouslyfor more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts,pushchoke controlin, wait
a few minutesand try again. If engine
still does not start, pull the chokecontrol out and retry.
WARMWEATHERSTARTING(50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly pushchoke
control in until the engine beginsto
run smoothly.If the enginestarts to
run roughly,pull the chokecontrol out
slightlyfor a few secondsand then
continue to push the control in slowly.
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PURGE
TRANSMISSION
,_CAUTION:
Never engage
MOWING
or dis-
engage freewheel
lever while the engine
is running.
To ensure proper operation and performance,
it is recommended
that the
transmission
be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will
remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
1. Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage
transmission
by placing freewheel control in disengaged
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this
section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. Disengage parking brake.
4. Move motion control lever to full
cannot
be used when
the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution
of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
J=
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE:
During this step there will be no
movement
of drive wheels. The air is being
removed from hydraulic drive system.
5. Move motion control lever to neutral
6.
TIPS
• Tire chains
(
J
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps.
Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always
operate engine at full throttle
when mowing
to assure better mowing performance
and proper discharge
of material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment
being used.
(N) position. Shutoff engine and set
parking brake.
Engage transmission
by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in this section of
manual).
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
Disengage
parking brake.
8. Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion
control lever to reverse position. After
the tractor moves approximately
five
(5) feet return the motion control lever
to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this
procedure with the motion control lever
three (3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
7.
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AS YOU COMPLETE
REGOLAR
SERV,CE
C hh: _
ERV'OE
OATE
S
Birak; iOsPe_i ° n
T
R
Check for Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
TC
Lubrication Chart
If
0
Check Battery Level
1_4
R
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check Transaxle Cooling
_
Check
V-Belts
Check
Engine
Presence
_
Check Operator
ROS Systems
and
I_
tf
I_s
Mower Blades
I_
Oil Level
I1_
I1_
Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without
N
Clean Air
Filter
_11_2
G
Clean Air
Screen
_1_2
NI
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
E
Replace
Oil Filter
Engine
Cooling
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter
Replace
Fuel Filter
more
often
GENERAL
1#41,2
oil filter)
tf
1_1,2
Fins
I_
Paper Cartridge
I_
11_2
I_
operating
under
a heavy
in dirty
or dusty
load or
3 - Replace
blades
more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
conditions.
5 - Tighten
Do not
front axle
overtighten.
pivot
bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs,
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
S_
Zerk
@bFront Wheel
Bearing zerk
Sector Gear
Teeth
maximum.
CHART
Spindle
Zerk
Front Wheel
Bearing zerk
Engine
Mandrel
Zerks
_General
Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance
"ENGINE"
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
EACH
2
I_
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
BEFORE
I_
Plug
when
I_
_1,.
(If equipped)
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 - Service
more often when operating
5.
I_
Engine
1 - Change
1.
2.
3.
4.
tf
Change
Clean
1_
1_3
Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
the self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel
they must be lubricated,
use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
16
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
per-
section
of this manual).
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM AND
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
_, CAUTION:
Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer
of
your tractor. Using a blade not approved
by the manufacturer
of your tractor is
hazardous, could damage your tractor and
void your warranty.
BLADE
1.
position.
CHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
PRESENCE
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
ROS "ON" Position
REMOVAL
Raise mower to highest
low access to blades.
position
to al-
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck
and mandrel assembly.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely
(45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Special blade bolt is heat
treated.
(ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If
your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed,
and the
attachment
clutch control is in the disengaged
(ROS)
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the engine "ON" position and the attachment
clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position
and the attachment
clutch engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
TIRES
OPERATION
___
_
Blade Bolt/J_
(Special)"
_
))
Assembly
Mandrel
_'_'_"Sta r
Cen{er Hole
"_
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened
with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
17
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE:
Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced,
it should remain in a
horizontal
position.
If either end of the
blade moves downward,
sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
/,
/
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission
is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials.
To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance
is not required for
the life of the transaxle.
Should the trans-
/
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
axle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a Sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration
Center Hole
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is
not necessary.
BATTERY
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent
oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
AND TERMINALS
TRANSAXLE
section
GRADES
F
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
ENGINE
BATTERY
TO CLEAN
PUMP
TEMPERATURE
RANGE
ANTICIPATED
BEFGRE
NEXT
OIL CHANGE
oilviscchar
t4
e
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.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine
temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
of this manual).
1.
COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
2.
3.
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Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
Install the drain tube onto the fitting.
Open drain valve by using a 7/16"
(11 mm) wrench turning counterclockwise.
5.
Oil Drain Valve
TO SERVICE
To Open
Drain Tube
5.
6.
7.
After oil has drained completely,
close
the drain valve turning clockwise.
Use
the 7/16" (11 mm) wrench to apply
a small amount of torque to keep it
closed. Do not over tighten.
Remove the drain tube and store in a
Nut
Rubber
Seal
--.Cartridge
Plate
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. Insert dipstick into
the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
CLEAN
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
TO SERVICE
2.
3.
4.
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
OIL FILTER
Service air cleaner more often under
conditions.
1. Loosen knob and remove cover.
CARTRIDGE
Cartridge
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
safe place.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
ENGINE
to
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized
air, as this will damage
the cartridge.
1. Remove nut and cartridge
plate.
2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner
(cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
3. Check rubber seal for damage and
proper position around stud. Replace
if necessary.
4. Reassemble
air cleaner, cartridge
plate, and nut.
5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure
by tightening
knob.
To Close
4.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze
remove excess oil.
dusty
PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pre-cleaner
off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent
and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
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MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation,
whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL
Clamp
Clamp
Fuel FilterCLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately
wipe up any spilled gasoline.
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WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
INJURY,
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY SER-
1. Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
3. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
4. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
5. Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
TO INSTALL
MOWER
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension
arms are raised with
attachment
lift control. Engage parking
brake.
1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of
mower deck.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflec-
MOWER
1.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob to lowest setting.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4. Disengage
belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
_, CAUTION:
Rod is spring loaded. Have
a tight grip on rod and release slowly.
5. Remove retainer spring holding
anti-swaybar
to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-sway bar from bracket.
6. Remove four retainer springs from front
plate assembly and remove plate.
7. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage
arms
from deck.
8. Raise attachment
lift to its highest position.
9. Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric clutch pulley.
10.Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
tor shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped,
turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise
until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position.
6. Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
7. Place the suspension
arms on outward
pointing deck pins. Retain with double
loop retainer spring with loops up as
shown.
8. Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension
brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
Lock Bracket
Belt Tension Rod
j_
(Disengaged
_...----_/'
Position)
Front Mower
Bracket
Electric Clutch
Pulley
Chassis
Bracket
Retainer
S
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
Front Plate
Assembly
Single Loop
Retainer Springs
Anti-Sway
Bar
Flanged Pins
Front Mower
Bracket
USE PLIERS FOR
:rETAINER SPRINGS
Suspension Arm:
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
Deflector Shield
02565
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9.
Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
(_A
plate assembly to align holes and
insert flanged pins. Secure pins with
double loop retainer springs between
the plate assembly and mower brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged
pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on
head of pin. If necessary,
move mower
side-to-side
to give space between plate
and mower brackets.
-_-_--
Link
Adjustment
.........
_ Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
IMPORTANT:
TO LEVEL
MOWER
position.
HOUSING
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front corners
of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against
trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of blade, loosen nut
"D" from trunnion on both front links.
•
If adjustment
is necessary,
make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 3/16".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
ADJUSTMENT
Deck must be level side-
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower blades should be adjusted so the
front tip is approximately
1/8" to 1/2" lower
than the rear tip when the mower is in its
,_ghest position.
CAUTION:
Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor.
Position any blade so the tip is pointing
straight forward. Measure distance "B" at
front and rear tip of blade
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front plate links
are equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of blade, loosen nut "C"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
NOTE:
Each full turn of nut "C" will
change distance "B" by approximately
3/16".
• When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
SIDE-TO-SIDE
_ift
to-side.
If the following front-to-back
adjustment
is necessary,
be sure to adjust
both front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
10. Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod
into locking bracket.
CAUTION:
Belt tension rod is spring
loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly.
11. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
12. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
mower suspension.
13. Raise deck to highest
Suspensi°n
Tighten nut "C" on both front links an
equal number of turns. The two front
links must remain equal in length.
• When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck
side-to-side
q_.°o\_
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
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adjustment.
I
o o/Blade
BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE
EQUAL IN LENGTH
5.
Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated
around
mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
6.
Disconnect
R.H. suspension
arm from
rear deck bracket by removing retainer
spring.
7. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
8. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
9. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
10. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
Nut
Trunnion
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT INSTALLATION
12. Install belt in both idlers.
/
13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
14. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of
R.H. mandrel pulley.
15. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly.
16. Reconnect
R.H. suspension
arm to
rear deck bracket with retainer spring.
17. Reassemble
R.H. mandrel cover.
Front Plate Assembly
TO REPLACE
MOWER
DRIVE
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT
BELT REMOVAL
1.
Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
2. Lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Disengage
belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
CAUTION:
Rod is spring loaded.
Have a firm grip on rod and release slowly.
4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
18. Engage belt tension
into locking bracket.
rod by pushing
I
R,a.
Mandrel
Electric
Clutch
Pulley
Idler
Pulleys
R,a.
Mandrel
Spring
Arm
Suspension
Arm
Primary
Idler Arm
23
rod
TO REPLACE
MOWER BLADE (SECONDARY)
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
2. Remove screws from R.H. and L.H.
mandrel covers and remove covers.
REMOVE
MOWER
DRIVE
10. Check secondary
idler arm and idler
pulley to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and secondary
spring arm.
INSTALL
BELT
manual).
3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
4. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
MOWER
(SECONDARY)
7.
8.
9.
Carefully
ley.
Remove
REINSTALL
DRIVE
DRIVE
BELT
15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely
tighten all screws.
16. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in all grooves correctly.
17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO
INSTALL MOWER" in this section of
pul-
mandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel
pulley.
Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated
around mandrels
and entire
MOWER
manual).
14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley and around both idlers.
Pull belt to front of mower to remove
slack.
BELT
belt from center
BLADE
BELT
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
BLADE
roll belt off L.H. mandrel
DRIVE
12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center
mandrel pulley as shown.
13. Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel
pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves
properly.
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
REMOVE
NEW MOWER
(SECONDARY)
manual).
upper deck surface.
L.H.
Secondary
Idler Arm
Idler
Pulley
',pring
Secondary
Arm
Center
Mandrel
Mower Blade
(Secondary)
Drive Belt
B.a.
Mandrel
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TO ADJUST
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
TO REPLACE
The electric clutch should provide years
of service.
The clutch has a built-in brake
1.
2.
Create slack in belt by removing
retainer spring from drive belt tension
handle.
3.
Remove belt from all idler pulleys,
transaxle pulley and then from engine
pulley.
1.
2.
3.
Plate
4.
Nylon Locknut (3)
Install new belt around engine pulley
first, then around transaxle pulley and
lastly into all the idler pulleys.
Check to be sure belt is positioned
correctly and is on proper side of all belt
keepers.
Engage the drive belt tension handle
and replace the retainer spring.
Reinstall mower.
Retainer
Spring
Drive Belt
Tension
Handle
BRAKE
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel control in "transmission
dis-
Engine Pulley
_
engaged" position. Pull freewheel
control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
Belt
Keeper
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST
Contact
center.
V-Idler
BRAKE
a Sears
-
BRAKE
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
2.
-
BELT INSTALLATION
Slot (3)
1.
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this man-
BELT REMOVAL
Rotor-
TO CHECK
BELT
ual.)
tions cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage
electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
AND ADJUST
DRIVE
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For ease of service there is
a belt installation
guide decal on bottom of
left footrest.
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 be 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 Iocknuts until
space between clutch plate and rotor
measures
.012" at all three slot loca-
TO CHECK
MOTION
or other qualified
service
25
Transaxle Pulley
Belt Keeper
Flat Idler
"_
Belt
Keeper
Clutching
Idler
Belt
Keeper
Clutching
Flat Idler
TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
LE-
TO REMOVE
FRONT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment
should not
be necessary.
1. Park Tractor on level surface. Stop
tractor by turning ignition key to "OFF"
position and engage parking brake.
2. Loosen the adjustment
bolt in front of
the right rear wheel.
3. Move motion control lever to the neu4.
tral position.
Tighten the adjustment
WHEEL -
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
3.
4.
Repair tire and reassemble.
Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
Replace axle cover.
REAR WHEEL
1.
2.
bolt.
3.
Repair tire and reassemble.
Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
REMOVAL/
WHEEL
Axle
Cover
ALIGNTO START
TERY
If steering wheel crossbars
are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned
straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel
toe-in
and camber
a Sears
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
BAT-
AI_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
are not
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
adjustable on your tractor.
If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact
service center.
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Rinc
Should your transmission require removal
for service or replacement,
it should be
purged after reinstallation
and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this
manual.
STEERING
-
Block rear axle securely.
Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
also prevents
TO ADJUST
MENT
FOR REPAIRS
1.
2.
5.
Adjustment Bolt
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
WHEEL
or other qualified
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
CABLES
-
1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE
(-) terminal
fully charged battery.
26
(C) of
3.
Connect
the other end of the BLACK
TO REPLACE
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder
1.
BLACK
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
BULB
out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
REVERSE
cable first from chassis
HEADLIGHT
and
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
BATTERY
Door
itive
<)
(Red) Cable
........ _._
.....
-"-Negative
Cable
HOOD
AND
GRILL
AS-
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Headlight Wire
Connector
Hex Bolt
Access
wiring
section.
1. Raise hood.
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.
Keps Nut
or
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals
by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
Terminal
cause
running,
(Black)
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ENGINE
1.
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road
engine repair establishment
or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed
by an
authorized
engine manufacturer's
service
outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
2.
3.
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 from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment
pencil or drill bit.
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
4.
5.
Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments
with engine
running and shift/motion
control lever
in neutral (N) position.
Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment
needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then turn
out (counterclockwise)
until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point
midway between those two positions.
Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION
6.
Move throttle
TEST
control
lever from slow
to 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 stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
The carburetor
has been preset 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 supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
Cable
Clam
Screw
Speed Control
Bracket
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles and
seats in carburetor
may result if turned in
too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
Idle Speed
Adjusting_°-
28
/
Screw
Idle Fuel
Adjusting
II __-J_
II [__
LII_\
Needle
/_ _H__'q_jJ;t_
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ance
Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
WARNING:
Never store the tractor
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
3.
4.
5.
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
blended
fuels
buretor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
BATTERY
3.
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion
and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
4.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
Replace
with new spark
plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• 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.
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
that alcohol
(called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to
separation
and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the car-
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
2.
indicates
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain mois-
If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
engine
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, experi-
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged
Carburetor
out of
wiring.
adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
11. Extreme Cold Conditions
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
Engine clicks
will not start
but
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
8.
9.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
11. See "To start engine" in
operation section.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
1.
Depress
2.
Disengage
clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition
switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
6.
7.
Engine will not
turn over
1.
2.
Loose or damaged
Carburetor
out of
adjustment.
wiring.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2.
Brake pedal not
depressed
Attachment
clutch
3.
4.
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
5.
6.
7.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Faulty solenoid
or starter.
8.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
is
30
qualified
brake pedal.
attachment
service
center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
4.
5.
6.
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
9.
Water
3.
10.Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
in fuel.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
Engine dies when
tractor is shifted
into reverse
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attach ment
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn,
bent or loose
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
,
1.
,
2.
3.
4.
5.
blade.
part(s).
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
is engaged.
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Worn,
bent or loose
blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
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1. Raise cutting height/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. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and
carburetor,
refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check
all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1. Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
,
Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
4.
5.
housing.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
1. Obstruction
mechanism.
2.
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
CAUSE
in clutch
2.
Replace
3.
4.
Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Engine
1.
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
6.
Worn,
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
8.
9.
speed
too slow.
too fast.
bent or loose blade.
10. Improper
blades
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
drive belt.
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside
of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Light switch is "OFF".
1. Turn light switch "ON".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. 2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Faulty light switch.
3. Check/replace
light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Check wiring and connections.
Blown fuse.
5. Replace fuse.
1.
2.
3.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3.
Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connections.
Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
Freewheel control in
"disengaged"
position.
Motion drive belt worn,
damaged,
or broken.
Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
1.
2.
Place freewheel control in
"engaged"
position.
Replace motion drive belt.
3.
Purge transmission.
1.
2.
3.
Engine "backfires'
when turning
engine "OFF"
mower
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
4.
Loss of drive
1. Remove obstruction.
,
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
32
,
alternator.
Move throttle
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
SOLENOID
O
q
IGNITION
UNIT
SPARK
PLUGS
GAP
/
(2 PLUGS
O
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
BLUE
FI
HOUR _-\
_METER
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
BLUE
i
FUEL ]
I
LINE
I
BLACK
(OPTIONAL)
I
I
CHARGING
15 AMP 9C
_o (,_so_ou,PP_O)
/[
i
I
LIGHT SW
ORANGE
SYSTEM OUTPUT
@ 3600 £pM
_
23 VOLTSAC @3600£PM
(aEGU_TOR O_SCON_ECTEO)
1
I
BLACK
NOTE
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE"
OFF
RUN/OVERRIDE
M+G+A1
B+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
B + S + A1
L+A2
HEADLIGHTS
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
•
O
CONNECTED TO THE
NON-REMOVABLE
REMOVABLE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
0284_iWILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
42
45
50
52
79
92
93
94
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
185456
108824X
73510400
170697
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193391
154336
122822X
174652
141940
175242
196615
192540
191834
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
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ign
Key, Ignition
Switch Light/Reset
Harness Ign.
Cover Terminal
Ammeter
Switch, PTO
Hourmeter Adaptor
Bulbholder Asm Incandescent SV
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
153
138
161
158
37
158
122
58
17
21
_a4
_
16
56
_20
19
99
chassis-stealth
36
43-vgt
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
43
44
45
180375
175282
73680700
193636X428
157882
17720408
184668
175260X428
121794X
17000612
174515X428
19131312
STD523710
STD541437
179717X428
179716X428
145052
161419
161327
161326
177018
19111116
17060512
192397X428
175278
136939
136940
176018
Rail, Frame RH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut 7/16-14
Dash
Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Battery
Hood Asm
Cover, Access
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Grille
Washer 13/32x13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle, Hydro
Brace, Supt 1-pc VGT
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh
Plate Asm Engine
Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ga.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Fender Pnt
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Asm., Susp Chas.Rh
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
47
50
56
58
68
86
91
99
122
130
138
139
142
144
148
150
152
153
17490608
175476
176016
183569
17490508
74780716
180374
177143
192512
191611
191121X428
171873
161897
161900
164655
175352
177956
179761
156
157
158
161
162
165
172
17000512
161840
17670608
179612X428
142432
183554
17120614
NOTE:
37
DESCRIPTION
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bracket, Chassis Front
Bracket Asm., Susp Chas. Lh
Bracket Asm., Fender
Screw Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 unc x 1 Gr. 5
Rail, Frame Lh
Rod By Pass
Screw Wshd Hex 10-32 x 5/8
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead Hex
Cup Holder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Extrusion Bumpers
Duct Heat Hood
Shield Browning
Lightbox Asm W/Lens (Includes
key no. 157)
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens Bar
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Console Fuel Window
Screw Hex 1/4-1/2 unc
Bracket Support Tank
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
GROUND DRIVE
42
6
46
68
36
77
35
34
127
120
9
69
33
.145
drive 6-vgt
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
Transaxle Hydro Gear
331-3000 (See Breakdown)
7070E
Key 1/4 x 2.5
7563R
Washer Thrust
STD561210
Pin, Cotter
140507
Wheel, Hub Assembly
140080
Bolt, Hub
73940800
Nut
180235
Lever Asm Shift Lower
130564
Knob
176600
Brake, Rod
12000053
Ring E
71673
Cap, Parking Brake
137648
Rod, Parking Brake
149412
Spring, Drive Ground
121749X
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
150035
Nyliner
74321016
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
178575
Actuator, Interlock Switch
73931000
Nut Centerlock 10-24 unc
8883R
Cover, Pedal
145170
Retainer, Spring
72110614
Bolt, 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
127783
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
105706X
Bearing, Idler
161597
V-Belt
74760724
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/2
143995
Pulley, Transaxle
176601
Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal
179613
Bolt, Shoulder
STD571812
Pin, Roll
123800X
Washer
192390X428 Console Shift
74490548
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 x 3 Gr. 5
142432
Screw Hex Wsh. Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2
74780716
Bolt Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
73680700
Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 unc
2
3
6
7
9
20
22
23
29
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
46
48
50
52
55
56
58
61
64
65
68
69
70
73
74
77
89
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
94
98
106
107
108
111
112
114
117
120
121
122
133835
141004
142918
154739
142917
156240
178558
73800500
73900600
17000612
175611
72010520
123
124
126
192438
165492
166002
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
135
137
138
142
143
145
146
147
151
152
153
177362
176624
179473
19131016
76020312
175467
175468
177364
1685H
1370H
175469
17000512
163168
140462
141322
74760514
178705
4497H
DESCRIPTION
Fastener Christmas Tree
Bracket Shift
O-Ring Asm Hydro Gear
Line Fuel Hydro 15"VGT
Cap Asm Vent Hydro Gear 70109
Spacer Shift Lever VGTH
Washer Nylon High Temp
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 unc
Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Bracket Strap Torque
Bolt RDHD SQ
5/16-18 unc x 2-1/2
Rod Shift
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Washer SRRTD
5/16 ID x 1.0 x .125
Link Control Clutch
Spring Drive GRND
Bracket Asm Idler Tensioning
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 3/4
Bracket Mtg Hydro 3500 LH VGT
Bracket Mtg Hydro 3500 RH VGT
Link Asm Control Hydro 3500
Nut Lock 5/16-18 NC Thd
Washer Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
Strap Torque HG-3500
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Washer Axle Flange HG-3000
Fan 7" Hydro
Washer
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 7/8
Bolt hex 5/16-18 x 1
Retainer Spring
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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STEERING
26
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21
20
23
22
13
36
34
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1313
33
32
29
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42
28
52
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21-vgt
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-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
STEERING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
41
42
45
46
47
49
50
51
52
53
186094X428
178557
183226
161849
161848
6266H
121748X
12000029
184946X505
74781044
136518
73901000
121749X
STD551137
73540600
186814
175572
156011
163887X428
186737
155105
152927
186095X428
3366R
17000612
104239X
138136
19111610
STD551131
74780512
187039
186799
155246
17490508
19183812
19131610
179471
175820
73900600
73940800
175553
188967
Wheel, Steering
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm, LH
Spindle Asm., RH
Bearing, Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip #T5304-75
Cap, Spindle
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 unc
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 3/8
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Shaft Asm., Steering
Draglink Vgt
Support Asm., Steering Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter, Wheel Steering
Bushing, Strg. BIk
Screw
Cap, Wheel Steering
Bearing, Col. Strg.
Screw, 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bearing, Flange
Bushing, Nyliner Snap
Washer 11/32xlx10Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Washer 9/16 ID x 2-3/80D 12 Ga.
Washer Flat 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Asm Idler Stationary
Pulley Idler Flat
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Clip Steering .750
Washer Hardened
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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ENGINE
22_
I
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82
84
12
18
11
84
i
85
29
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27
3
37
39
31
_
40
18-vgt
42
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SPARK ARRESTER
KIT I
J
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Engine (See Breakdown) Kohl
Model No. CV730-0044
2
149723
Muffler
8
121361X
Pulley V-Idler
9
177748
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine
10
175288
Bushing
11
179335
Clutch Electric
12
143996
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
15
179115
Tank Fuel Rear 5.0 Yt/Gt 96
18
179124X428 Cap Asm Fuel W/Gauge
20
177328X505 Control Throttle
21
191611
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead Hex
22
187768X505 Control Choke
26
3645J
Bushing
27
139277
Stem Tank Fuel
28
7834R
Fuel Line
29
137180
Spark Arrester Kit
31
145006
Clip Push-In Hinged
37
123487X
Clamp Hose
39
17490636
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 uric
40
17490664
Screw TT 3/8-16 x 4 unc
41
126197X
Washer 1-1/20D x15/32 ID x .250
42
STD551143 Washer Lock 7/16
47
175287
Spacer Engine
62
146629
Shield Heat Muffler
69
Gasket (Order from engine mfgr.)
70
175545
Tube Exhaust LH
71
175546
Tube Exhaust RH
80
M73030800 Nut Flange M8-1.25
81
188800
Tube Drain Oil
82
188799
Drain Oil Valve
83
171877
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
84
17060624
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
85
179953
Bolt Hex 7/16 - 20 x 3.75 Gr. 5
86
184362
Nut hex Flange Toplock M8-1.25
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
10
I
I
5
4
18
19
17
12
I
I
I
seat 1-vgt
44
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
37
192919
140551
140675
127018X
145006
STD541437
124181X
171877
195530
174648
121248X
72050412
121249X
123740X
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
73800500
Seat
Bracket, Pivot Seat
Strap, Fender Assembly
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut 3/8-16 unc
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18Unc x 3/4 w/Seres
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split
Spring, Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Knob, Seat
Cap, Spring Seat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Lock Hx w/Ins. 5/16-18
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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DECALS
3
18
15
15
10
17
17
12_
22
8
20
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
193599
149516
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
194023
194024
140837
133644
177916
177917
194027
156439
181252
177914
196310
175291
WHEELS
2
11
16
DESCRIPTION
Decal Dash
Decal Battery DNGR/PSN
ENG Asm
Decal Hood RH
Decal Hood LH
Decal Brake Parking Saddle
Decal Maintenance
Decal Eng KP Sears RH
Decal Eng KP Sears LH
Decal Fender
Decal Fender Danger
Decal FTREST
Decal eng Kohl Sears Logo
Decal Replacement
Decal V-Belt Schem
AND TIRES
3
4
10
5
9
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
------
194026
178482
177665
164065
138047
178455
177918
185980
106202X
179768X428
166960
179769X428
401186
401187
Decal Hood Side Pnl
Decal Deck HVYDTY
Decal Chassis
Decal Insert Strg
Decal Battery
Decal Deck Caution
Decal Eng. Sears V-Twin
Decal Engine
Reflector, Taillight
Pad Footrest LH
Decal Drawbar CNTRL
Pad Footrest RH
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
- -
59192
65139
106228X417
8134H
105588X
27814
904014
104757X428
106230X
7154J
106277X417
6856M
144334
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Rim Asm Front
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Tire, Front
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange(Front Wheel Only)
Cap Axle (Front Wheel Only)
Tire Rear
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm Rear
Fitting Grease
Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
46
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43
35
LIFT ASSEMBLY
40
73
32
39
8
31
30
10
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23
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23
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
23
24
26
29
30
31
32
33
34
121006X
180045
159189
12000022
19292016
71110624
175830
175831X505
183894
175375
163552
STD624008
73350800
73800800
150233
110807X
STD551037
137150
STD560907
137167
Rod Asm., Lever
Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Lift Rh
E-Ring Truarc #5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Plunger, Button
Spring
Link Lift
Retainer Spring
Retainer, Spring
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Nut Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion, Infin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring, Compression Inf Hgt
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adj Lift
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw Hex Wsh 5/16-18 x 1
Nut, Lift Link 7/16-20
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga.
Scale, Indicator Height
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Arm Susp. Rear RH
Plate Asm. Susp. Front
Pin, Flange
Trunnion Susp. Arm
Trunnion Susp. Front
Arm, susp. R LH
NOTE:
47
138057
155097
123935X
17060516
175994
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
73350600
175802
175805
175560
176205
175689
175378
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
MOWER DECK
132
95
46
46
j49
130
I
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112
121
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1
47
21
122.
26
mower
deck.48prem
2
48
TRACTOR
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MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
3
5
6
8
180358
178915
4939M
178024
174365
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
37
39
42
43
45
46
47
48
DESCRIPTION
Deck Weldment Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Sway Bar
Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade
(The following blades are
available)
180054
Blade, 48" Hi-Lift
174360
Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing
174358
Mandrel Asm.
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper Mandrel Deck
72110610
Bolt RDHD Sq Neck3/8-16x1.25
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18
174378
Baffle, Vortex Mower
73680500
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
178102
Spring, Torsion
110452X
Nut, Push
180655X428 Deflector Shield
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
Screw, Thdroll Washer Head
187690
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
177968
Pulley, Idler, Flat
174375
Pulley, Idler, Driven
165723
Spacer, Retainer
174373
Arm, Idler Secondary
180806
Cover, Mandrel Deck
137729
Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5/8
180808
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
174368
V-Belt, Mower, Primary
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
49
50
52
56
57
91
94
95
97
98
99
100
110
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
122
126
130
132
180
182
183
184
--
73900600
72110612
175820
155986
156941
180535
176066
180534
178515
179479
189993
72110616
175016
174387
72110506
174384
174609
193406
174873
73930600
19121414
174371
174606
174372
17000616
17000612
73800500
179127
163552
173979
174356
--
181579
DESCRIPTION
Nut, Lock 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
Bracket, Asm Noseroller, RH
Noseroller
Bracket, Asm Noseroller, LH
Washer Hardened
Spring Primary Drive
Pulley Idler"V"
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-16 Unc x 2
Arm Spring Secondary
Link Tension Relief Lever
Bolt 5/16-18 x 3/4
Tension Asm. Relief Lever
Arm Spring Tension Relief
Bolt, Shoulder
Gauge Wheel
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.
Spring Secondary Drive
Bushing Pivot Tension Relief
Arm, Idler, Primary Deck
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Nut Lock Hex W/Inc. 5/16-18 Unc
Rod Roller Nose
Retainer Spring
Keeper Belt Idler
Mandrel Assembly
(Includes Key Nos. 13-15 and 33)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER 331-3000
917.276361
111X
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95
79
97
20,3
50
SEA ANT
20W50
KT,
O}L
SEA
41
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-- MODEL NUMBER
TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER 331-3000
Key
No.
Part
No.
1
161122
2A
193015
2B
193016
3
184703
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
161125
142932
142928
142933
142934
169524
173159
161126
142978
142977
169898
21
150786
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
48
50
161127
169526
161128
161129
161130
169527
142941
169887
161133
142940
178318
178319
170421
142967
184694
169529
142945
142952
142953
142965
150797
184702
178320
178343
51
52
53
54
55
169530
169531
144581
161139
178321
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
169533
161142
161143
161144
161145
161146
161147
161148
161149
Description
Kit, housing main
Main housing
Lip seal
Flange bearing
Trunnion bushing
Cradle bearing
Kit, housing r/h
R.H. Housing
Flange bearing
Needle bearing (sce1412)
Lip seal (.875 ID x 1.30D x .25)
Kit, brake bolt
Bolt, hex hd 1/4-20 x 1.25 W/patch
Bolt, hex hd 1/4-20 x 2.25 W/patch
Kit, center section
Center section
Bushing .50X .60X .50
Bushing .90 X 1.02X .75
Plate, bypass
Check plug assembly..044
Check plug assembly, no bleed
Spacer (BDP, BDU 10)
Seal, lip
Retaining ring
Retaining ring
Bearing, ball
Swash plate (BDP, BDU 10)
Bearing, thrust (10cc)
Shaft, input (310-3000)
Washer, block thrust
Spring, helical compression
Kit, cylinder block (10cc)
10CC cylinder block
10CC piston
10CC piston spring
Piston seat washer
Block, (BD-21& IHT)
21CC Cylinder block
Piston seat washer
21CC piston
21CC piston spring
Shaft, motor (310-3000)
Bearing, thrust (21cc)
Control arm (310-3000)
Spacer (310-3000)
Gear, 16t pinion
Capscrew
Guide block (BD-21)
Trunnion, tapered square
Bearing, journal
Seal, lip
Return arm (310-3000)
Actuating arm (310-3000)
Bolt, stud 5/16-24
Friction puck
Kit, bypass plate
Bypass actuator (IHT)
Seal, lip
Bypass arm
Retaining ring
Pin
Bolt 3/8-24 x 2-1/2
Spring, neutral (310-3000)
Puck, adjusting (310-3000)
Screw, hex head washer cap screw
(IZT) 1/4-20 x 3/4
Lower cover
Geroter assembly
O-ring
Charge pump housing
Kit, filter
Gasket .10 X .16 X 4.24
Filter
Charge manifold 310-3000
Retainer, motor bearing (310-3000)
Pin, carrier (310-3000)
Gear, 15t planet (310-3000)
Gear, 67t spur (310-3000)
Gear, 21t sun (310-3000)
Plate, planet thrust (310-3000)
Gear, 51t ring (310-3000)
Carrier, planetary (310-3000)
Key
No.
Part
No.
65
66
161150
161151
67
68
69
71
73
74
75
76
77
79
80
81
82
83
84
161152
161153
169534
161155
161156
169535
161157
161158
142884
178322
161159
161160
161161
161162
161163
85
87
88
161164
178323
178784
89
90
92
93
94
95
96
97
106
108
110
178783
178326
178787
142969
142980
169537
169538
111
150812
116
117
120
121
122
124
125
128
129
130
131
132
134
137
139
141
144
145
146
151
152
153
155
169539
161168
142883
193019
178329
178330
170409
170415
170416
170411
142882
193020
178331
178333
161176
178335
169545
169546
169547
170417
178336
170434
178337
157
169
203
169548
184701
178338
900
176056
161166
150800
150813
917.276361
Description
Gear, differential
bevel (310-3000)
Gear, differential
bevel pinion
(310-3000)
Shaft, differential
(310-3000)
Plate, differential thrust (310-3000)
Bearing, flange (310-3000)
Washer, flat (1.00 Id) (310-3000)
Nut, 5/8-18 hex jam (310-3000)
Bearing, ball (310-3000)
Seal, lip (310-3000)
Shaft, axle (310-3000)
Washer, flat
Sealant tube
Screw, torx head 5/16-18 (310-3000)
Bearing, needle (210-3000)
Washer, flat (0.880 ID) (310-3000)
Ring, retaining (310-3000)
Seal, lip (.875 ID x 1.38 OD x .25)
(310-3000)
Brake disc (310-3000)
Washer (310-3000)
Screw, 5/16-24x 1 1/2 socket head cap
(310-3000)
Bearing, ball
Spacer, locating (310-3000)
Screw (310-3000)
Spring
Spacer
Nut, nylon insert hex lock 5/16-24
Bearing, sleeve (310-3000)
20W-50 oil 122 oz
Spacer, trunnion (310-3000)
Plug, plastic shipping
O-ring
Fitting, plastic hose
O-ring
Breather vent, plastic
Vent, plastic
Vent, cap
Ring, retaining (310-3000)
Pin
Brake puck
Bolt, hex hd 1/4-20 x 1.25 W/patch
Kit, brake yoke
Brake arm
Pin, brake actuating
Nut, castle 5/16-24
Pin, cotter 3/32x3/4
Spacer, brake torsion spring
Brake puck plate
Bolt, hex hd 1/4-20 x 2.25 W/patch
Brake comp. Spring
Pin, spring (310-3000)
Washer. flat
Spring, brake arm bias
O-ring
Spring, relief
Steel ball 7/16
Brake spring
Brake pull rod
Plug, straight thread 9/16-18
Kit, fan/pulley
Nut, jam 1/2-20
Washer, OD slotted .53 X 1.63 X .06
Pulley
Fan
O-ring
Pin, spring 5/16 x 1.75
Kit, seal
Lip seal 15x5x37
Lip seal 12x25x7
Lip seal 10x25x7
O-ring .103 X 1.862
Seal 25 x 52 x 10
Lip seal .875 ID x 1.30D x .25
O-ring .070 X .239
Kit, o-ring, manifold
Pin, spring 5/16 x 1.75
Pin, spring 1/4 x 1.00
Transaxle
Note: All Component Dimensions Given In U.s. Inches
1 Inch = 25.4 MM
51
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917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER
-
1
32
31
/
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_33
30
_
L
_--28
I
29
-_28
27--
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5
21
t-
2O
7--
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2524 23 22
II
I/
19
15--
-_111F
__13
18
_.___T_J
25
0
0
0
0
0
20--
©--11
15 10
--I
13--_
12--_
5
9_
52
0--4
--7
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 0V730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
CRANKCASE
HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
24-033-03-S
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gasket
(Includes 2, 3)
24-041-51 -S
Gasket, breather
Cover, breather
24-096-87-S
Screw, hex. flange
M-645020-S
M6x1.0x20 (4)
25 139 60-S
Plug, hex. ctsk. 1/8"
Lifter, valve (4)
25-351-01 -S
Kit, valve train (Includes 8,
24-755-66-S
11,12)
24-411-05-S
Rod, push (4)
Kit, cylinder head gasket (2)
24-841-03-S
(Includes 13)
24-318-72-S
Head assembly, #2 cylinder
Arm, rocker (4)
25-186-01-S
Pivot, rocker arm (4)
24-599-01-S
Screw, hex. flange
12 086 16-S
M10x1.5x90 (8)
Screw, hex. flange
66-086-07-S
M6x1.0x34 (4)
Kit, valve cover - plain
24-755-141-S
(Includes 16,17)
24-153-28-S
O-Ring
Screw, hex. flange
M-651030-S
M6x1.0x30 (4)
24-445-01 -S Strap, lifting
Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2)
24-016-01-S
Valve, exhaust (.25) (2)
24-016-02-S
Valve, intake (Std.) (2)
24-017-01-S
Valve, intake (.25) (2)
24-017-02-S
Seal, valve stem (2)
66-032-05-S
Retainer, spring (4)
235011-S
Spring, valve (4)
24-089-02-S
12-173-01-S
Cap, valve spring (4)
Kit, retainer (4)
12-755-03-S
Head assembly, #1 cylinder
24-318-69-S
Kit, valve cover - breather
24-755-142-S
(Includes 16,17,29)
Grommet, rubber
25-313-03-S
Kit, breather separator
24-755-57-S
(Includes 29,31-34)
Screw, hex. flange
M-545016-S
M5x0.8x16 (2)
24-445-02-S
Strap, breather
Bracket, breather separator
24-126-44-S
24-112-12-S
Spacer
Hose, breather
24-326-74-S
31.
32.
33.
34.
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24 755 147-S
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
2.
24-032-01 -S
3.
4.
5.
24-294-13-S
24-380-13-S
24-067-13-S
24-067-14-S
24-874-08-S
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11,
12.
24-874-16-S
24-874-20-S
24-874-21-S
24-108-05-S
24-108-06-S
24-108-07-S
24-018-01-S
12-422-09-S
12-422-13-S
12-422-07-S
12-422-08-S
12-422-10-S
12-422-11-S
12-422-12-S
24-012-16-S
52-139-09-S
M-545010-S
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
24-018-04-S
24-402-05-S
12-153-01-S
24-126-19-S
12-123-04-S
M-545016-S
19.
20.
12-153-02-S
24-038-04-S
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
24-755-46-S
25 153 02-S
24-018-09-S
M-931010-S
28-032-09-S
24-468-15-S
24-144-38-S
DESCRIPTION
Seal, front oil
Crankcase (USE: Miniblock
24 782 14)
Fitting
Pin, locating (6)
Connecting Rod (Std.) (2)
Connecting Rod (,25) (2)
Piston w/Ring Set (Std,) (2)
(Includes 7, 8)
Piston w/Ring Set (.08)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25)
Piston w/Ring Set (.50)
Ring Set (Std. & .08) (2)
Ring Set (.25)
Ring Set (.50)
Retainer, piston pin (4)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Camshaft
Plug, cup
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8xl 0 (2)
Retainer, reed (2)
Reed, breather (2)
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Bracket, oil fill tube
Tube, oil fill
Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.8x 16
O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
Dipstick assembly (Includes
21,22)
Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 22)
O-Ring, dipstick
Ring, retainer
Washer, nylon (top)
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer (bottom)
Shaft, governor cross
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Kit, cylinder head hardware
53
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
IGNITION/ELECTRiCAL
_/3
BLOWER
1--
HOUSING
AND BAFFLES
T-2
_/5
6/
2
54
r
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
54-755-15-S
DESCRIPTION
Kit, grass screen
(includes 2-4, & 24-113-18-S)
2.
25-086-117-S
Screw, sems hex. hd. (4)
3.
25-086-47-S
Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4)
4.
24-157-08-S
Fan
5.
12-086-14-S
Screw, hex. flange M1Ox1.5x46
6.
12-468-03-S
Washer, plain 3/8"
7.
X-42-15-S
Key
8.
24-025-01-S
Flywheel
9.
41-403-09-S
Rectifier-regulator
10.
X-25-92-S
Washer, plain 3/16" (3)
11.
24-086-18-S
Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8
(2)
12.
236602-S
Connector (3 contact)
13.
12-132-02-S
Spark Plug (2)
14.
M-548025-S
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2)
15.
54-755-09-S
Kit, 15 amp stator
(Includes 18)
16.
24 126 139-S Bracket, stator wire
17.
48-154-02-S
Clip, cable
18.
X-25-63-S
Washer, plain 1/4"
19.
24-584-01 -S Module, ignition (2)
20.
M-545020-S
Screw, hex flange M5x0.8x20
(4)
21.
235173-S
Clip, cable
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24-126-137-S
Bracket, ground strap
25-468-03-S
Washer, flat
24-176-82-S
Harness, wiring
25-454-03-S
Tie, wire (3)
24-113-18-S
Decal, grass screen
BLOWER
HOUSING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
24-027-114-S
2.
3.
24-100-01-S
M-551016-S
4.
M-545016-S
5.
M-54502O-S
6.
M-645016-S
7.
8.
9.
24-146-16-S
24-146-20-S
24-063-39-S
10.
24-063-58-S
11.
M-545010-S
12.
24-063-69-S
13.
24-063-60-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24-096-85-S
25-086-91-S
25-113-39-S
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
54-755-01-S
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Kit, knob with seal
(Includes 2,3)
Knob, cover
25-341-04-S
O-Ring
24-153-20-S
Cover, air cleaner
24-096-67-S
Wing Nut
12-100-01-S
Cover, inner air cleaner
24-096-01-S
Seal, breather
231032-S
Precleaner, element
24-083-05-S
Element, air cleaner
24-083-03-S
Cup, fuel spit-back
24-109-09-S
Gasket, fuel spit-back cup
24-041-13-S
Base, air cleaner
24-094-34-S
Gasket, air cleaner base
24-041-14oS
Manifold, intake (includes
24-164-51-S
15,16)
Gasket, carburetor
24 041 52-S
O-Ring, intake port (2)
24 153 27-S
Screw, hex. flange
M-651040-S
M6xl .Ox40 (4)
24 126 130-S Bracket, air cleaner base
Screw, hex. flange
M-545010-S
M5xO.8xl 0 (2)
Baffle, spit-back cup
24-063-51-S
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
& BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
Housing, blower (Includes 2,
24 096 85-S, & 25 086 91-S)
Nut, plastic (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x 16
Screw, hex.flange
M5xO.8x16 (3)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x20 (4)
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (6)
Plate, backing - # 2 side
Plate, backing- # 1 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel - # 2
side
Baffle, cylinder barrel - # 1
side
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8xlO (2)
Baffle, valley- #2 side
Baffle, valley- #1 side
Cover, blower housing
Screw, tapping 10-16xl/2"
Decal, clear lamination
DESCRIPTION
(2)
55
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 0V730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
OiL PAN/LUBRICATION
STARTING SYSTEM I
!
2
19
c@___6
16
_NTROLS
q
®/9
27
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26
\
22_,
\
_
23
13
19
24 _
56
14
KOHLER
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 0V730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
STARTING SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
M-839080-S
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x80 (2)
Starter, solenoid shift
25-098-09-S
(includes 3-7)
25 086 113-S Screw, external torx hd. (3)
Kit, solenoid (includes 3)
25-435-05-S
25-755-33-S
Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6)
Ring
25-141-05-S
25-221-01-S
Kit, brush
ENGINE
CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
24 211 03-S
24-090-33-S
M-641060-S
24-089-01-S
25-158-08-S
24-079-04-S
25-158-11-S
M-545016-S
9.
10.
11.
12.
M-547050-S
24-089-03-S
24-126-56-S
M-645016-S
13.
14.
12-237-01-S
24-086-43-S
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
24-112-27-S
24-090-47-S
24-468-20-S
M-446030-S
24-090-13-S
24-468-01-S
M-545020-S
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
24-090-05-S
41-468-03-S
M-403025-S
24-079-22-S
24-089-55-S
24-089-25-S
KEY
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Bolt, round head square neck
Lever, governor
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0
Spring, linkage
Bushing, linkage retaining
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.Sx16
Nut, hex. lock M5xO.8
Spring, choke return
Bracket, control
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x16 (4)
Clamp, cable (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x16 (2)
Spacer
Lever, throttle actuator
Washer, plain
Nut, hex M4xO.7
Lever, throttle control
Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3)
Screw, hex. flange
M5xO.8x20
Lever, choke
Washer, spring 1/4"
Screw, hex. cap M4xO.7x25
Linkage, choke
Spring, throttle limiter
Spring, governor
24-199-07-S
24-393-37-S
24-381-11-S
24 153 01-S
M-631005-S
M-645025-S
24-162-26-S
24-043-12-S
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
12-380-01-S
24-448-02-S
12-144-02-S
52-032-08-S
24-153-08-S
25-139-62-S
24-136-01-S
52-050-02-S
24-086-17-S
18.
24-086-16-S
19.
25-139-57-S
9.
DESCRIPTION
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Pan assembly, oil
(Includes 2-11)
Oil pump assembly (includes
3,4)
Tube, oil pickup
O-Ring, oil pump
Washer, plain 6 mm (2)
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x25 (2)
Screen, oil
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(includes 9)
Pin, governor regulating
Tab, locking
Shaft, governor gear
Seal, oil (PTO end)
O-Ring
Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8"
Nipple, oil filter
Filter, oil
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (9)
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8"
N.RT.R
NOTE: All component dimensions
in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
given
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
CRANKSHAFT !
EXHAUST I
FUEL SYSTEI_,_I
13
58
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.276361
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 0V730, TYPE NUMBER 0044
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
24-014-72-S
52-139-09-S
Crankshaft
Plug, cup
(Includes
2)
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
24-041-49-S
25-072-04-S
Gasket, exhaust (2)
Stud, M8x1.25x33 (4)
- - - -
24-522-332
24-782-23
24-755-113-S
Short Block
Miniblock
Gasket Set
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
24-853-102-S
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
24-041-52-S
24041 14-S
M-629095-S
M-641060-S
25-353-03-S
25-237-14-S
24-086-12-S
9.
24-393-16-S
10.
24-100-01-S
11.
24-353-12-S
12.
15-353-04-S
13.
24-050-10-S
14.
47-154-01-S
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- 24 234 02-S
- 24 757 18-S
- 24 757 19-S
- 24 757 20-S
- 24 757 22-S
DESCRIPTION
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 2,3)
Gasket, carburetor
Gasket, air cleaner base
Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2)
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 (2)
Line, fuel 14"
Clamp, hose (6)
Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7x18
(2)
Pump, fuel - pulse
Nut, plastic (2)
Line, fuel 11"
Line, fuel 11-1/2"
Filter, fuel
Clip, cable
Bowl, float
Kit, overhaul
Kit, choke repair
Kit, gasket
Kit, fuel shutdown
solenoid
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
59
60
61
62
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
O3
(.O
15 DEGREES MAX.
_)
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. FoBd this page aBong dotted line indicated above,
2. Homd page before you so that its Belt edge is vertically
paraHemto a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the foBd in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the foBd with the sBope of the hill.
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