Craftsman 917.252532 Owner`s manual

SEARS
MODEL NUMBER 917.252532
OWNER'S MANUAL
oAssembly
®Operation
Customer Responsibilities
o Service and Adjustments
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow
all safety
rules and instructions
before
operating
this equipment.
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-659-5917
SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT:
THiS CUTTING MACHINE iS C,.APABLE OF AMPUTATING
HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
COULD RESULT iN SERIOUS iNJURY OR DEATH
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GENERAL
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting
Oniy ailow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing Stop
machine if anyone enters the area
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary Always
look down and behind before and while backing
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place
Slow down before turningNever ieave a running machine unattended Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting
Turn off blades when not mewing
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck
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SLOPE
OPERATION
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control
and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury ordeath
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it
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Mow up and down stopes, not across.r
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Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine Talf grass can hide obstacles.
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Use slow speed Choose a low gear so that you wiit not have
to stop or shift while on the slope
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Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counierweights to improve stability
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments
These can change the stability of the machine
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Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope
DO NOT:
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Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
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Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments
The
mower could suddenly turn over it a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in
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Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
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Do not fry to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
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Do not use grass catcher on steep s_opes.
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CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity
Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
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Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
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Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area
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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children
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Never carry children. They may fan off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the machine
Use extra care when approaching blind comers, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
IVo SERVICE
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Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels They are
flammable and vapors are explosive
Use only an approved container
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running Allow engine to cool before refueling Do not
smoke..
Never refuel the machine indoers.r
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
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Never run a machine inside a closed area
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Keep nuts and bolts, especially biade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good condition
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Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper
operation regularly
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Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.
Clean oif or fuel spillage
Aliow machine to coot before
storing.
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Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
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Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running
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Grass catchercomponents are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or aIIow
objects to be thrown. Frequeniiy check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.
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Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them..
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Check brake operation frequently
Adjust and service as
required.
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Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERTI!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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CAUTION: Always disconnect
spark plug
wire and place wire where it can not contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting_
adjusting or making repairs.
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A WARNING &
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects,
or other
reproductive
harm.
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor. it has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/Departmento
We have competent, waif
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".
MODEL
NUMBER
917.252532
SERIAL
NUMBER
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
15 0
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 QUARTS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OiL TYPE (API-SF/SG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
STD361458
RJ19LM
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
.005" - .007"
009" - 011"
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
MIN CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT. LBS.
DATEOFPURCHASE
THEMODELANDSERIALNUMBERSWILLBEFOUND
ON A PLATE UNDERTHESEAT..
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER
is available on this prodstore for details.
RESPONSIBILITIES
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Read and observe
the safety
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Follow a regular schedute
using your tractor..
rules.
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Follow the instructions under"Customer
Responsibilities" and "Storage"
sections of this owner's manual
in maintaining,
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In the state of California
the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California
Public Resources
Code)..
Other states may have similar laws.. Federal faws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/
Department
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual
caring for and
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
14 PSI
10 PSI
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 arrestor meeting applicable tocaf or state laws
(if any). if a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
ucL Contact your nearest Sears
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ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according
to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in materiai
or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
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Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes
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LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any ba}tery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears witl replace the battery at no charge.
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER. AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT TO YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE
AFTER 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRiP CHARGE WILL APPLY ) THIS WARRANTY
APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT iS iN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty gives you specific Iegat rights, and you may also have ether rights which may vary from state to state
SEARS,
ROEBUCK,AND
CO., D/8!7
WA, HOFFMAN
3
ESTATES,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ......................................
3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 17-21
WARRANTY ...................... ;........................................... 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................
4
INDEX ............................................................................
4
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................................... 5
ASSEMBLY .............................................................
7-10
OPERATION ..........................................................
11-16
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .....................................
17
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 22-27
STORAGE ...................................................................
28
TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................
29-30
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 32-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ....................................
50-55
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE .................. BACK PAGE
iNDEX
A
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E
5
Adjustments:
Brake ................................................. 24
Carburetor ...................................
27
Mower:
Front-To-Back .............................23
Side-To-Side ...................................
23
Throttle Control Cable .....................27
Air Filter, Engine ................................... 20
Air Screen, Engine .............................. 20
Assembly ........................................... 7-10
B
Battery:
Charging
Cleaning ........................................ 19
Connecting ..............................................
7
Starting with Weak Battery ............26
Storage ...................................................
28
Terminals ..........................................19
Belts:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
........... 24
Mower Blade Ddv3
Removal/Replacement
.......... 23
Blade:
.................................................
Sharpening ................................
Replacement ................................
Brake Adjustment ................................
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8
18
18
24
Carburetor Adjustment ...............................
27
Controls, Tractor ..............................
12
Customer Responsibilities ............ 17-2t
Engine:
Air Filter .........................................20
Air Screen, Engine ....................20
Battery ............................................18
Cooling Fins, Engine ..................21
Engine Oil ................................ 19
Fuel Filter ................................. 21
Spark Plugs .............................. 2I
Tractor:
Blades ......................................... 18
Lubrication Chart ........................17
Maintenance Schedule ......... 17
Tire Care ......................... 8,18,27
Cutting Height, Mower ......................
13
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Electrical:
Interlocks and Relays ................... 26
Schematic ..................................... 31
Wiring Diagram ...............................32
Engine:
Air Filter ............................................ 20
Air Screen ........................................20
Cooling Fins, Engine ................... 20
OiI Change ..................................... 19
Oil Level ..............................
15,19
Oil Type
18
Preparation ................................... 15
Repair Parts ........................... 50-55
Starting ............................................. 15
Storage ....................................... 28
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Accessories
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ....... 15,19
Engine ..................................................
19
Storage .................................................
28
Operation ..................................................
11-16
Operating Mower ........................................
14
Options:
Accessories .................................... 5
Spark Arrester .................................
3,42
P
Parking Brake ......................................12-13
Parts Bag ........................................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair
.............32-47
Product Specifications ...................................
3
R
F
Filters:
Air .................................................... 20
Fuel
21
Fuel:
Repair Parts ...........................................
32-47
S
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Type
Storage ......................................
Fuse .................................................
G
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Gauge Wheels ..............................
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5
28
26
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9
H
Hood Removal/Installation
Safety Rules ....................................................
2
Seat .................................................................
8
Service and Adjustments ....................
21-26
Brake ....................................................
23
Carburetor ................................................
26
Fuse
25
Hoed Removal/Installation
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25
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 23
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
.............23
Mower Adjustment:
Front-to-Back ........................... 22
Side-to-Side ............................. 22
Mower Installation ........................ 21
Mower Removal .............................. 21
Tire Care
8,17,24
Slope Guide Sheet ................................ 57
Spark Plugs
20
Specifications
Starting the Engine ...................................t4
Steering Wheel
7,24
Stopping the Tractor .................................12
Storage ................................................... 27
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L
Leveling Mower Deck ......................... 23
Lubrication Chart ................................ 16
M
Maintenance Schedule ...........................17
Mower:
Adjustment, Front4o-Back .............23
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............. 23
Blade Sharpening ............................18
Blade Replacement ........................18
Cutting Height ............................... 13
Installation ................................... 22
Operation ..........................................14
Removal ..............................................
22
Mowing Tips .......................................... 16
Muffler .......................................................21
Spark Arrester .......................
3,42
Mulcher Plate ......................................... 10
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3
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Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ..... 26
Tires
8,t 7,24
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Trouble Shooting Chart ......................
28-29
Transaxle Repair Parts .................... 48-49
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Warranty .................................................... 3
Wiring Diagram .................................... 32
Wiring Schematic ................................. 31
ACCESSORIES
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ATTACHMENTS
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These accessories end attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased.
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor
MAINTENANCE
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
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BLADES
t
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor.
you. This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories
and attachments
that are available for your
Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches
attaching and detaching_
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor.
or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn Tapered 2_5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture hoies in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in
Steel weight tray for increased penetration
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
heaffhier, nearer looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-gallon plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage.
CARTS make hauling easy_ Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly.
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath
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hardened steel coring tips 150 Ib. capacity weight tray.
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mowerdeck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or3 putl-behlnd attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
carts or other heavy attachments)..
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain For mower decks not so
equipped.
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth. Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER
covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible
mowers.
See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x t0 lumber
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs of weight. Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf
Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14-inch high, 48-inch wide
bladeclears 42qnch path when angled Ieft or right Raises, lowers
with side lever Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar. (Use with tire chains andwheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight)
SNOWTHROWER has 40qnch swath Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow
Mounts easily with simpre pin
arrangement
Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weighls and/or rear
drawbar weight )
SPRAYERS use 12_volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-voff source
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying.. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern
For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers
SPREADERISEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.
SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue Tiller has its own builtqn
liftand depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor Simply. hook up to the tractor
drawbar and go! Optional
accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hilling, without tools.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry.. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer
Optional accessories
include:
tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications
Uses (1) 55 lb weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials
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Parts Bag contents
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shown full size
Parts packed separately
in carton
Seat
Mulcher
Plate
Metal
(2)
Screws
Sheet
#10q6 x t/2
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Steering
Boot
(1) Locknut 3/8-24
(1) Large Flat Washer
Steering
Wheel
Video
Cassette
(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
@
(1) Washer
(2_)
(1) Hex Bolt 1/2-13 x 1
Manual
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#10 x 5/8
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Parts bag contents
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(1) Leek Washer
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(2) Lock Washers
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x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) CenterGa_uge (2)Washers
3/8
lock Nuts
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Wheels
#10
Steering Wheel
Adapter
_(2)
not shown full size
1/2
t7/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Screws
Parts Bag
(2) Keys
Was hers ii:6Wel314NxUi_ #Gla:g_
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(2) Latch Hook
Assemblys
@Steering Bushing
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
(2) Washers
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9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
(2) Lock Washers
Slope Sheet
1/4
6
Steering
Wheel
Insert
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ASSEMBLY
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purpose&
To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely, Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed,,
(t) 5/16" wrench
(1) 3/4" Socket w/drive rachet
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Phillips Screwdriver
(1) 1/2" wrench
Tire pressure gauge
(1) 9/16" wrench
Utility knife
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
UNPACK
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CARTON
Remove at! accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6).
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners
of carton, and lay panels flat.
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove,
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR
ATTACH
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STEERING
WHEEL
(See Fig. 1)
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Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill
IMPORTANT,CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID
OFF SKID (See Fig. 8)
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Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position,
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Release parking
pedal.
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Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to
disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT' in
the Operation section of this manual).,
Roll tractor backwards off skid
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brake by depressing
POSITION)
OFFSKID
Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft.
Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash
line up with steering bushing,, Install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely.
Position steering boot over steering shaft.
Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft.
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward,,
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter°
Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 focknut and
tighten securely,
Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
STEERING
SHAFT
clutch/brake
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor,,
STEERING
SHAFT
(SHIPPING
POSITION)
SLOT
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ASSEMBLY
CONNECT
BATTERY
(See Figs, 2 and 3)
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before connecting battery, re-
SEAT
PAN
bands, rings, etc+
move metal bracelets,
wristwatch
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding+
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Remove cardboard packing from seat pan and lift seat
pan to raised position.
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Open battery box door.
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Remove terminal protective caps and discard+
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if this battery is put into service after month and year
indicated on Iabet (label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps..
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First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as
shown.. Tighten securely1
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Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer
and hex nut Tighten securely.
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Close battery box door.
Open battery box door for:
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Inspection for secure connections
ware)
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Inspection for corrosion
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Testing battery.
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,Jumping (if required)..
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Periodic charging +
(to tighten hard-
DISCARD
POSITIVE
(RED)
CAB__
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
CAPS
HEX
NUT
BOX DOOR
FIG. 3
INSTALL
SEAT (See Fig. 4)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt..
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Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
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Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder boiL.
o Assemble adjustment bott, lock washer and flat washer
loosely° Do not tighten°
o Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
o
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
°
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
atiows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down_
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position,.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.
LOCK
WASHER
SEATPAN
SEAT
_
__
__
FLAT
WASHER
HEX
BOLT
\
NEGATIVE
(BLACK) CABLE
FIG. 2
BOLT
FIG. 4
_
ASSEMBLY
=
=
=
CHECK TIRE
PRESSURE
ASSEMBLE
GAUGE
DECK (See Fig. 5)
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance.
-
DECK LEVELNESS
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
OF
ALL
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual
Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
MOWER
-
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
o
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 3/8" washer and 3/8-16 locknut and
tighten securely.
=
Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in
same adjustment hole.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
ieveledo See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual_
CHECK
BELTS
TO
Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a ftat level surface_
Reduce tire pressure to PSt shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
on page 3 of this manual..
CHECK
WHEELS
GAUGE WHEEL
MOUNTING
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate yourtractor, check to see that
the brake is properly adjustedr See "TO ADJUST BRAKE"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
LOCKNUT
SHOULDER
3_"WASHER
GAUGE WHEEL
FIG. 5
9
BOLT
INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
DEFLECTOR
(See Figs. 6 & 7)
.
Instalf two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.,
NOTE: Re-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down°
o
Tighten hardware securely.,
°
.
.
Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position,.
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown,
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck,
•
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
LATCH
HOOKS
guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard
CAUTION:
whenDoattaching
not remove
mulcher
discharge
plate
and allow it to rest on plate while in
operation.
FIG. 7
,/CHECKLIST
TO CONVERT
DISCHARGING
TO BAGGING
OR
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT,
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
WELD NUT FROM THE TOP
WELD
NUT%,_
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
HOOK POINTS DOWN
LOCK
WASHER
HOOK
LOCK
WASHER
WASHER
WELD
NUT
All assembly instructions have been completed.
v"
No remaining loose parts in carton.,
v"
Batteryis properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps)o
¢
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely,
v"
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
drive position.
(Minimum
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA A TTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
WASHER
MULCHER
PLATE
¢
SCREW
LATCH
CHECKLIST:
_'SCREW
FIG. 6
v'
Engine oil is at proper level.
¢
Fuet 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.,
/
'10
7"
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
,/
tt is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission purging instructions (See'q'O START
ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual),
OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your product or in literature supplied with the product, Learn and understand their meaning,
E3
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
LIGHTS OFF
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
L
REVERSE
MOWER LIFT
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HYDROSTATIC
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
IGNITION
FREE WHEEL
(Hydro Modelsonly)
11
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with yourtractor to fami!iarize yourself with the locations of various controts and adjustments.
this manual for future reference°
AMMETER
IGNITION
SWITCH
Save
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
THROTTLFJCHOKE
CONTROL
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
CLUTCH
CLUTCHtBRAKE
PEDAL
LEVER
PARKING
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
BRAKE
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
APPROXo
SPEED
3 MPH
2 MPH
1MPH
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
FIG. 8
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Instituter
MOTION CONTROL
direction of tractor°
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to retease attachment
lever when changing its position_
Used for starting and
Locks clutch/brake
lift
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
HEIGHTADJUSTMENT
KNOB: Used to adjust the mower
cutting height.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine°
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position..
Selects the speed and
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
Turns the headlights on and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL:
controlling engine speed.
LEVER:
pedal into the
AMMETER:
battery
FREEWHEEL CONTROL:
Disengages transmission for
pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.
12
Indicates charging (+) or discharging
(-) of
OPERATION
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your
tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
=
(See Fig. 9)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence
switch,. When engine is running, any attempt
operator to leave the seat without first setting the
brake will shut off the engine.
°
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE"
and hold.
•
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key,
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized USer
°
Never use choke to stop engine,,
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
sensing
by the
parking
position
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's
position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED"POSITION
THROTTLE/
CHOKE
CONTROL
TO USE THROTTLE
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
(See Fig. 9)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
.
Operating engine at tess than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.,
.
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance..
PARKING BRAKE
'ENGAGED'POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
CONTROL
MOTIONCONTROL
LEVER
TO MOVE
Fig, 9)
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
(See
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever_
=
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL
"DRIVE"POSITION
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
FIG. 9
STOPPING
Release parking brake and clutch/brake
°
Slowly move motion control lever to desired position,,
MOWER
CUTTING
pedal,
HEIGHT
(See
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction
(See Fig. 9)
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.
GROUND DRIVE -
.
TO ADJUST
Fig. 9)
MOWER BLADES
•
Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
po-
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position,
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED
ENGINE -
=
Turn knob clockwise (f'_)
to raise cutting height.
,,
Turn knob counterclockwise
height.
(_-m) to lower cutting
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4"., The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running,. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
•
Move throttle control to slow (,,_) position.
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control to slow (,,_)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
13
-
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
o
For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in
height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height,
OPEFIATmON
TO OPERATE
MOWER
TO OPERATE
(See Fig. 10)
ON HILLS
i i
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.
•
o
Select desired height of cuL
Lower mower with attachment lift control
o
Start mower blades by engaging attachment
control
°
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control
i
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J _
o
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
ii
CAUTION:
Do riot drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
do not drive across any slope.
I
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I
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
•
o
ATTACHMENT
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills,.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
o
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake,.
=
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES
NOT RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POStTtON WHEN THE
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
°
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal
= Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting
o Make all turns slowly,
HIGH POSITION
TO TRANSPORT
clutch
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
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(See Figs. 8 and 11)
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling
position° Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
o
Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control,
o
Pull freewheel control knob out and hold in position by
inserting retainer spring into forward hole of control rod°
.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPHo
.
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
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.).
DISCHARGE
GUARD
FIG. 10
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OPERATION
BEFORE
CHECK
o
STARTING
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL (See Fig. 9)
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, aiready filled with summer weight oil.
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
Remove oiI fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the
dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level If necessary, add oil until
"FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfiIL
•
.
•
For co_d weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See OiL VISCOSITY CHART in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual.
•
•
IMPORTANT:
COLD STARTING
FOR HYDRO (BELOW
40°F)
- AFTER
STARTING
ENGINE
AND BEFORE
DRIVING, LET TRANSMISSION
WARM UP FOR ONE (1)
MINUTE BY PLACING
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER IN
NEUTRAL
(N) POSITION
AND RELEASING
CLUTCH/
BRAKE PEDAL,
NOTE:
If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures
(below 32°F), the carburetor
fuel mixture
may need to be adjusted for best engine performance,
See
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual,
PURGETRANSMISSION
ADD GASOLINE
Fill fuel tank.. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane (Use of leaded
gasorine wilt increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuet in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP ENSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING..
CAUTION: Never engage or disengage
frienegwheellever while the engine is run-
•
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (cal_ed gasohoI or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage.. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information_
Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
HI
TO START
ENGINE
(See Fig. 9)
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has run
out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine_
°
Depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.
o
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
•
Move throttle control lever to choke (\1) position for
co d eng ne start. Forwarm engine start, move throttle
control to fast (,_) position.
• insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to"START"
position and release key as soon as engine starts: Do
not run starter continuously for more than fifteen
seconds per minute. If engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast (,t_)
position, wait a few minutes and try again.
°
When engine starts, slowly move throttle control lever
to desired running speed.
15
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i
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
-
Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and
parking brake set..
.
Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in freewheeling position (See %O TRANSPORT" in
this section of manual).
•
Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine After the engine
is running, move throttle control to slow (.,_) position.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage dutch/brake pedal
-
Move motion control lever to full forward position and
hold for five (5) seconds° Move lever to fult reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds
Repeat this
procedure three (3) times..
i
CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill, Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame°
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachments..
NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of
drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic d rive
system_
•
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position
off engine and set parking brake.
Shut-
.
Engage transmission by ptacing freewheel control in
driving position (See 'q'O 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.
With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly
disengage clutch/brake pedal
°
Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move
motion control lever to reverse position., After the
tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat
this procedure with the motion control lever three (3)
times.
•
Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal
operation_
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TIPS
MULCHING
o
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to tractor.
o
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance_ See'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
o
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MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN AFTER EACH USE
.
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting..
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the fawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed° Also, the mulched grass wilt
biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed
as this will provide the best recutting action of the
blades,.
°
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etco After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 12 ).
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet, Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun.
,,
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
desired heighL
For best results, adjustthe mowercutting height sothat
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 13). For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut and mow siowty_
.
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clipping&. When doing a second cut,
mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path,
-
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west the
next week. This wilt help prevent matting and graining
of the lawn.
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 materia! Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting
performance as well as the quality of cut desired..
MAX 113
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
F
FIG. 13
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Check Brake Operation
If
Check Tire Pressure
IV #
Check for Loose Fasteners
If
AR
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication Chart
/; * aERVlC
T
Check Battery Levei!Re,ch,arge
0
Clean Battery and Terminals
if
R
Check Transaxle
6/
_4
11/'
Cooling
if
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
_5
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
V's
Change
6,/
Engine Oil
E
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Filter
Clean
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Replace
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Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartndge
Replace
Fuel Filter
....
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1_2
I - Change more oftenwhenoperating undera heavyload or in high ambient_mperalures
2 - Serviceme,reoften when operatingin dirty or dusty conditions
3., If equippedwiIhoil Jilter,changeoil every50 hours
4 - Replace bladesmore ellen whenmowing in sandysoil
GENERAL
E DATES
1_7
Mower Blades
Check Engine Oil Level
._o_ _'_o_ _._"
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5, If equippedwtthadjustablesystem
6 - Notrequired i! equlppedwithmaintenance4reebatter,/
7 ,,Tighlenfronl axle pivot bolt to 35 ft -Ibs maximum
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RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
•
Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer.
BEFORE
G
CLUTCH
PtVOT(S)
EACH USE
•
Check engine oil level
•
Check brake operation°
(_
•
•
Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
(_) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
(_) REFER TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE
THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL
NYLON BEARINGS
VISCOUS
LUBRICANTS WiLL ATTRACT
DUST AND DiRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS,
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY
17
CUSTOME
mLITI
TRACTOR
TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced
An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine,
BRAKE
OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual)
TIRES
BLADE
(See Fig, 15)
-
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.
•
To check blade balance, you wilt need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer).
•
o
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual)°
.
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
o
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
BLADE
CARE
For best results mower btades must be kept sharp
place bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
REMOVAL
Re-
CENTE..O'E
J.- /
(See Fig. 14)
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades,,
o
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing
blade.
-
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown,
•
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown,.
FIG. 15
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft,, Lbs. torque)_
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
BLADE
MANDREL
TRAILING
LOCK WASHEF
HEX BOLT.
(GRADE
_
..._
EDGE
I
-"_...,-">_",_
8) __
*A GRADE
8 HEAT TREATED
BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
FIG. 14
'18
CUSTOMER
BILITiES
RESPON
=
H,u um, um,
BATTERY
ENGINE
Your' tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use_ However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.
LUBRICATION
•
Keep battery and terminals clean.
•
Keep battery bolts tight,
•
Keep small vent holes open (See "CONNECT BATTERY" in the Assembly section of this manual),
•
Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY GRADES
...............
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
°F
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
°C
-20"
-30°
-20°
TEMPERATURE
0"
30°
!
32" 40"
110"
.............. o°
RANGE ANTICIPATED
gO°
80°
100°
_'0°
20"
30"
40.
BEFORE NEX_ OIL CHANGE
FIG. 16
•
Open battery box door_
•
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor,
•
Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water, Be careful not to get
the soda solution into the cells.
•
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry,.
•
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
°
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
•
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT
Assembly section of this manual)°
NOTE: Although multiwiscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation,, Tighten oil fill
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
BATTERY" in the
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs, 16 and 17)
V-BELTS
Determine temperature range expected before oil change°
All oil must meet API service classification SFor SGo
Check V_belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary,, The belts are not
adjustable° Replace baits if they begin to slip from wear.
o
Be sure tractor is on level surface
*
-
0[I will drain more freely when warm,,
Catch oil in a suitable container,
should be kept
*
Remove oil fii! cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil,,
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is
running or while the transmission is hot.
°
.
Remove drain plug,,
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
The fan and cooling fins of transmission
clean to assure proper cooling.
,
Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and
clean.
o
•
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.
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly, Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
PRODUCT SPECiFICATiONS
on page 3 o this
manual.
o
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking levet, Be
sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate
reading° Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick,
TRANSAXLE
PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/departmento
L FILL
CAP/DIPSTICK
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
19
FIG, 17
AIR FILTER
CLEAN
(See Fig. 18)
AIR SCREEN
(See Fig. 19)
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season.. Service paper cartridge every t00
hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first,
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,,
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions,
ENGINE
COOLING
FINS (See Fig. 19)
o Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating°
o
SIide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge_
-
-
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
and dipstick tube assembly off engine,,
°
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
-
Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt,
o
Satt]rate it in engine oil Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
-
Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
dean engine cooling fins,
°
If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner
o
To reassemble, reverse above procedure.
*
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
SCREWS
.
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s)
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
BLOWER
HOUSING
SCREWS
o
Remove cartridge nut,.
o
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor,
Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
°
Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat su rfaceo if very
dirty or damaged, replace cartridge_
DIPSTICK
TUBE
ASSEMBLY
°
Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure
with knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
PETROLEUM SOLVENTS, SUCH AS
KEROSENE, ARE NOT TO BE USED TO CLEAN THE
CARTRIDGE. THEY MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION OF
THE CARTRIDGE, DO NOT OIL CARTRIDGE. DO NOT
USE PRESSURIZED
AIR TO CLEAN
OR DRY
CARTRIDGE.,
SPARK
PLUG
COVER KNOB "-"-_
ENGINE COOLING
FIG, 19
COVER
CARTRIDGE
NUT
FIG. 18
2O
FINS
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
MUFFLER
CLAMP
inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage..
SPARK
PLUGS
Replace spark ptugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark ptug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
FUEL
FILTER
(See Fig. 20)
FIG. 20
The fuel filter shoutd be reptaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required..
CLEANING
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections..
•
,,
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of at1foreign
matter.
+
•
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
•
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax..
•
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out+ Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.
21
CAUTION:
o
o
o
=
o
BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake,
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
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nu,
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
(See Fig. 21)
;LUTCHLEVER
CLUTCH
Mower wil_be easier to remove from the right side of tractor_
•
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
°
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
position.
°
Roll belt off engine pulley°
,
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring.
°
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.
,
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
•
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
,
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
SPRING
PULLEY
RETAINER
SPRINGS
BOTH SIDES
RETAINER
SPRING
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR, THE
R.H. AND L..H. SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMOVED
FROM TRACTOR
TO INSTALL
MOWER
ANTI-SWAY
(See Fig. 21)
,
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
°
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor
*
°
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions_
BAR
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES)
FIG. 21
22
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
=1 nn,,
= =
TO LEVEL MOWER
== :::::::::::::::::::::
HOUSING
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs. 22 and 23)
•
Raise mower to its highest position,
•
At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground, Distance"A" on
both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"
of each other,
o
If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only.,
°
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
o
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side,
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8".
•
Recheck measurements
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
/_
r_--'-q
I,
after adjusting.,
_
_
::::::::::::::::::::::::::
= n=
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs., 24 and 25)
IMPORTANT; DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE IF
THE FOLLOWING FRONT*TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS
NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE,
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approxi mately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown°
°
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8"
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link
•
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns
°
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
•
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on
both front links, Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
°
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links
•
Recheck side-to-side adjustment
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATION S" on page 3 of this manual).
if tires are over o r underinflated, you wil! not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SlDE
=
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
. %
,
-,I
MANDREL
GROUND LINE
FIG. 22
L:_
ra
FIG. 24
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
IN LENGTH
NUT
FIG. 23
NUT"E"
FRONT LINKS
23
TRUNNION
FIG. 25
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SERVmCE AN
i ,ll,i
TO REPLACE
ii
ADJUSTMENTS
ii1,11
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
WITH PARKING
BELT
BRAKE "ENGAGED"
NUT "A"
(See Fig. 26)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.,
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake
BELT REMOVAL -
Remove mower from tractor (See 'q_O REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
.
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys_
°
Pull belt away from mower.
ARM
BELT iNSTALLATION Install new belt in reverse order of removal
=
o
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.,
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions,
DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT. 1F FURTHER
BRAKEADJUSTMENTISNECESSARY
CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED
SERVICECENTER/DEPARTMENT
FIG. 27
MANDREL
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEYS
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 28)
Park the tractor on level surface,. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest°
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
o
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual,.)
-
Remove upper belt keeper
o
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler_
-
Pu I belt slack toward rear of tractor_, Carefully remove
belt upwards from transmission input putley and over
cooling fan blades,,
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward
from around engine pulley.
MANDREL
PULLEY
°
FIG. 26
o
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
POSETIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS.
(See Fig. 27)
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the side of the transaxle,.
TABS
if tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted,
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.,
o
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
o
if distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes !-3/4",, Retighten jam
nut against nut "A".
°
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust {fnecessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/departmenL
UPPER BELT
KEEPER
STATIONARY'"
IDLER
TRANSMISSION
INPUT PULLEY
24
FIG. 28
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nl,llUlJ,L
_
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
iii
iii
i ii
Hlnnn
TO ADJUST
I
I
iiiiii1,11111
nu nil
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER (See
TO ADJUST
Fig. 29)
If for any reason the motion control lever will not hold its
position while at a selected speed, it may be adjusted at the
friction pack located on the right side of transmission.
Park tractor on level surface. Stop tractor by turning
ignition key to "OFF" position, and engage parking
brake.
,
Adjust motion control lever by tightening adjustment
Iocknut one half (!/2) turn.
I I II i
i
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STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
if steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straightforward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual
The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary_
•
lU n
FRONT WHEEL
TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front
wheel toeqn or camber, contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
TO REMOVE
NOTE: If for any reason the effort to move the motion
control lever becomes too excessive, reverse the above
adjustment procedure by loosening locknut t/4 to 1/2 turn.
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
(See Fig. 30)
°
BIock up axle securely
Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if
necessary
•
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
TRANSMISSION
•
Repair tire and reassemble.
•
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key..
o
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal for service or
replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor.. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual
Replace axle cover.
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
I
AXLE COVER
ADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUT
_"
SQUARE
KEY
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 30
FIG. 29
25
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,
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.....................
=
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
,=H ................................................
TO START ENGINE
(See Fig. 31)
=Hu
WITH A WEAK
uii=,,,,
A_,
A[ _
,_
--
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H,,, ====,,,Hi,,,u 11,,,
TO REPLACE
BATTERY
......................... 1,1,,
,i
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries gener_
ateexplosivegases.
Keepsparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
|
|
|
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!
=
•
.
°
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
*
AND RELAYS
Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section of this manual.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse.
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGA TIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
TO REMOVE HOOD
(See Fig. 32)
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
RED cable Iast from both batteries,.
POSITIVE TERMINAL
Purl bulb holder out of the ho_e in the backside of the
grill,
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER o
Raise hood_
o
INTERLOCKS
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES .
BULB
•
.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM
THE OTHER
VEHICLE
MUST
ALSO
BE A 12 VOLT
NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES
HEADLIGHT
NEGATIVE
AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
o
Raise hood.
°
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
•
Stand in front of tractor. G rasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor°
,
To reptace, reverse above procedures.
TERMINAL
HOOD
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
CABLES
FIG. 32
CHARGED
BATTERY
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
FIG. 3t
26
The
FINAL SETTING
-
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
(See Fig. 33)
CONTROL
Start engine and atlow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
= Move throttle control lever to stow (,,=_) position. With
finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed
screw,r Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM
•
While still holding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise)
until engine runs rough._ Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION TEST •
Move throttle control lever from slow (,,_,) to fast (._)
position., if engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do not adjust damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR, WHICH iS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED OVERSPEEDfNGTHEENGINEABOVE
THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS IF YOU THINK THEENGINE-GOVERNED
HiGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT, WHICFI HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment shoutd not be necessary_ Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
•
With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from slow (,,_,) to choke (N) position. Slowly move
lever from choke (N) to fast (,_) position.
•
Checkthat holes"A" in governor control lever and hole
in governor plate line-upo If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely,
GOVERNOR
CONTROL LEVER
GOVERNOR
CONTROL PLATE
THROTTLE
LEVER
HOLES"A"
CLAMP
SCREW
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
THROTTLE
CABLE
FIG. 33
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
(See Fig. 34)
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuet,
temperature, altitude or load,. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
in general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/
air mixture, Turning the idle mixture vafve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture,
IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE VALVE AND
.THESEAT IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED iN TOO TIGHT
PRELIMINARY SETTING .
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments..
•
Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above)_
.
With engine off turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 fulf turn.
IDLE MIXTURE
VALVE
FIG. 34
27
' I="'H"=
' =
= '==
STORAGE
1,,,,11,,1,,
=
IMPORTANT:
IT IS iMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
= HH",='
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
c_ean, dry area,
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual)°
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual
o
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened° Inspect moving parts fordamage, breakage
and wear, Replace if necessary.
o
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting..
Fully charge the battery for storage_
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
=
=
•
Drain the fuel tank.
o
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty_
.
Never use engine or carburetor cfeaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
•
Use fresh fuel next season,.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container, Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container., Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer°
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manua]).
BATTERY
o
,11
FUEL SYSTEM
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark.
Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enciosure_
Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual),
,H,,,,,,=,
ENGINE
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,
,
=
CYLINDERS
=
•
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATi-ERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
o
•
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
termfnals,
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s)..
Turn ignition keyto "START" position for a few seconds
to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
o
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
=
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
°
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
o
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.
o
If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to
give protection from dust and dirt.
o
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust°
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM
28
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
t
2,
3
4
5
6
7
CORRECTION
Out of fuel
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded
Bad spark plug
Dirty air filter,
Dirty fuel filter
Water in fueL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
properly
Fill fuet tank
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section,
Wait several minutes before attempting to start
Replace sparkplug
Clean!replace air filter
Replace fuel lilter
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter
Check afl wiring
Contact an authorized service center/department
Contact an authorized service center/department
8
9
10
Loose or damaged wiring,
Carburetor out of adjustment,
Engine valves out of adjustment
8,
9
10
Hard to start
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8.
Dirty air filter
Bad spark plug
Weak or dead battery
Dirty fuel filter
Stale or dirty fuel,
Loose or damaged wiring,,
Carburetor out of adiustment
Engine valves out of adjustment
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Clean/replace air filter
Replace spark plug
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuel l]lter
Drain fue_ tank and refill with fresh gasoline
Check all wiring
Contact art authorized service center/department
Contact an authorized service center/department
Engine will not turn over
1=
2,
3
4
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed
Attachment dulch is engaged
Weak ordead battery
Blown fuse
5,
6
7
8
9
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring
Faulty ignition switch
Faulty solenoid or starter
Faulty operator presence switch(es)
1
2,
3
4
5
6.
7,
8,
9
Depress ctofchibrake pedal
Disengage attachment clutch
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuse
Clean battery terminals
Check all wiring
Check/replace ignition switch
Check/replace solenoid or starter
Contact an authorized service center/department
Engine clicks but will not
start
1,
2,
3.
4,
Weak or dead battery,
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring
Faulty solenoid or starter
1
2.
3,
4,
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals
Check all wiring
Check/replace solenoid or starter,
Loss of power
1
2
3
4
5,
6
7
8
9
Cutting too much grass/too fast,
Throtlle in "CHOKE" position
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower
Dirty air filler
Low oil leve!/dirty oil
Faulty spark plug
Dirty fue! fiiter
Stale or dirty fuel
Water in fuel
t
2
3,
4,
5
6
7,
8,
9,
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed
Adjust throttle control
Clean underside of mower housing
Clean/replace air filter
Check oil level/change oil,
Clean and regap or change spark plug
Replace fuel f_fter,
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, raft]! tank with fresh
i
Excessive
= i===1==========,=====,==
vibration
t0
1I.
Spark plug wireloose
Dirty engine air screen/fins
12,,
13,
14
Dirty/clogged muffler
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment,,
15
Engine valves out of adjustment
1
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade
Bent blade mandrel
3,
Looseldarnaged
,11
10
11
I2
13
14
15
1
2.
3
part(s)
,n ,i,n,p,,n
29
gasoline and replace fuel filter
Connect and tighten spark plug wire
Clean engine air screen/fins
Clean/replace muffler
Check all wiring
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Contact an au{horized service eenteridepadment
Replace blade Tighten blade bolt
Replace blade mandrel
Tighten loose part(s) Replace damaged parts
=['ROUBLESHOOTmNG
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
1
= ..
CORRECTION
,1,
===..m.=..rl,.u.
Faulty operator-safety
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
t
presence control system
,,,,,,,H=
,
,,=,=,=,===,,i,,,======,=
1
2..
Worn, bent or ]oose blade
Mower deck not level.
3.
4
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel
5
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels
1
2
3
4
5
Replace brade Tighten b3ade bolt
Level mower deck
Clean underside of mower housing
Replace b_ade mandrel
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes
t
Obstruction
1
Remove obstruction.
2
3
4
Worn/damaged mower drive beft
Frozen idler pulley
Frozen blade mandrel
2
3
4
Replace mower drive belt
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel
1
2
3
4
Engine speed too stew
Travet speed too fast
Wet grass
Mower deck not tevei
1
2
3
4
Place throttle controt in "FAST' position
Shift to slower speed
Allow grass to dry before mowing
Level mower deck.
5
6
7
8
Low/uneven tire air pressure
Worn, bent or loose blade
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower
Mower drive belt worn
9
10
t 1
Blades improperly installed
Improper btades used
C}ogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels
in clutch mechanism
5
6
7.
8.
9.
10
11
Check tires for proper air pressure
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade boit
Clean underside of mower housing
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstafl biades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes
Headlight(s)
not working
(if so equipped)
1
2
3
4
5
Switch is "OFF"
Bulb(s) burned out
Faulty light switch
Loose or damaged wiring
Blown fuse
1
Turn switch "ON"
2
3
4
5.
Replace bulb(s)
Check/replace light switch.
Check widng and connections
Reptace fuse
Battery will not charge
1
2
Bad battery cell(s)
Poor cable connections
1
2
Replace battery
Check/clean all connections
3
4
Faulty regulator (if so equipped)
Faulty alternator
3
4.
Replace regulator
Reptaee alternator
1
2
3
Freewheel control in "disengaged" position
Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken.
Air trapped in transmission dudng shipment
or servicing
I
Place freewheel
2
3
Replace motion drive belt
Purge transmission
Loss of drive
11 = n,=
Check wiring, switches and connections
tf not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department
=
Poor cut*uneven
POINTS
control in "engaged"
=,
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
Engine throttie control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine
3O
n,n,,
position
,=,nn,,,=,
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
SCHEMATIC
SLACK
RED
BATTERY
RED
'
RED
'
FUSE 30 AMP.
AMMETER
STARTER
8LACK
2_- -r-2_-
WHITE
D
'O;Of
S5&-.Oi-D'
CLUTCH 1BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
I
WHITE
IGNITION SWITCH
_._ _ 1_ _(_1
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
1
q
/';, i_c"
t
k
'
I
F
I
BLACK
F
H
8LACK
IGNITION
UNIT
AFTER FIRE SOLENOID
CONNECTOR
GROUNDING
!
t.__..____O
CHARG1NG
SYSTEM
OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
SPARK
PLUG
28VOLTSAC
MIN.@3600RPM
(CHARGING
SYSTEM DISCONNECTED
RED
LIGHTING
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
OFF
ON
START
I
_
DIODE
.....
I
.......
_ALTERNATOR
_
_
1_
HEADLIGHTS
I =.....
_
.... _
....
_
__b,-_',,_
__
'l_J_"_l
"J_
_
_
I
ti
'
'=
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
14EA-DLIal4T
I
_
l
BRIGHTNESS OF ThE LIGHTS
SWITCtL_
LJ-{6
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
(OFF)
CIRCUIT
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
M +G
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
B+L
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
B + S+ L
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
NON-REMOVABLE
_
REMOVABLE
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING,
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
SYSTEM
ouTp_
.....
_AMPAC
e 3600RPM
31
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
9!7.252532
ELECTRICAL
22
21
26
42
36
36 35
34
32
3'1
\
32
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
!
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
15
19
20
21
22
24
25
146139
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541 O25
109238X
144940
t09596X
147688
STD551125
73350400
136850
4152J
4799J
146147
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
49
70
108824X
4207J
121305X
144921
14040O
141226
140403
t10712X
t08236X
STD601005
140336
109553X
146057
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
121433X
11151000
140422
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4_20 unc x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Tube, Plastic, t2"
Case, Battery
Clamp, Hose
Fastener Snap-In
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, ,Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket W/4152J
Bulb, Light
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red,
W/16" W{re
Fuse, 30 Amp
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, Plunger
Switch, Ignition
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Key Switch
Key, Ignition
Switch, Light
Bracket, Clutch Switch
Screw
Bracket, Interlock Switch
Switch, Interlock, Clutch, 4 Terminal
Harness, Ignition
Bolt, BIk, Hex Fin. 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal, Red
Solenoid
Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Washer Lock Internal Tooth 5/8
Harness Engine B&S
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
given in UoS. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
AND ENCLOSURES
17
5
18
25
26
29
1
4O
28
26
33
10
34
39
34
26
14
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
145501
140356
17490612
19131216
146077
145206
126842X
126471X
146760X011
72140608
146956
146962
17490608
74180512
16
I7
18
19
2t
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
38
39
40
100
,-
STD541431
131445X574
126938X
17521312
122933X
124479X
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
17030814
140137
I24029X
147310X574
'139976
145244X574
145243X574
STD533707
139886
139887
139977
105037X
5479J
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembiy
Drawbar
Screw, Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Snap-In
Saddle
Shield Ht Hood Kohl/Dia Engine
Clip Insulator .406 Mtg Hole
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.Ho
Screw Thdrol 3/8-!6 x 1/2
Screw, Machine, Truss Head
5/16-18 UNC x 3/4
Nut
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Screw, Sltdo Hex Hdo w/Pl Washer
Rivet, Ratchet, Nylon
Washer, Nylon .28 x _75 x ot9
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Screw Spiderlock Hex Hd #8-7/8
Grill
Lens, Headlight Bar, Clear
Fender
Bracket, Fender Support
Footrest, Loll.
Footrest, R.H
Bolt
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L_H.
Pivot Bracket Assembly, R.H.
Spacer Fender Raised LT
Strip Foam 18"
Plug, Button
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR""
MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
49 _"
_ I 45
3
37
i_ _/
53
i
841o0
27
55
100
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
8
10
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
PART
NOo
150071
142431
143995
141003
76020416
7478O544
73800500
74780616
73800600
130564
145240
73350600
106888X
19131316
76020412
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
74760512
149001
120183X
19211616
1572H
123674X
74760644
4470J
109070X
19131312
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
I23789X
I23205X
74760624
73680600
73680500
105710X
105709X
74760620
140294
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Assembly
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Rod Shift Hydro LT
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 Unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/t6-18 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uric x I Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex WiWsh 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-t3
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter t/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper Belt Lh
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 13/!6 x 12 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Betlcrank Assembly
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16q8 Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-t6 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
81
82
83
84
86
87
88
89
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
100
102
103
104
t05
106
PART
NO.
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764
10040700
129921
142432
134683
140158
19132012
140157
121199X
121749X
12000001
t23583X
121748X
140154
123782X
19171216
140548
71208
19212016
12000008
139988
74780536
74780524
142564
140462
144643
4497H
140469
73510600
19111216
141322
73940800
140156
71070516
74780520
NOTE:
37
DESCRIPTION
Keeper, Center Span
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Tyr TT
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine
Screw
Keeper Belt Engine
Strap Torque Lh Hydro 18/20" T
Washer !3/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge
Strap Torque Rh Hydro 18/20" T
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Shaft Asm. Cross Hydro 20" Tires
Spring Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gas
Rod, Tie Hydro 20" Tires
Bushing Rod Strigo 629/632 ID
Washer 21/32 x I-1/4 x 16 Ga°
Ring Klip #5304-62
Console, Shift
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-18 Uric x 1-1/2
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro 7"
Control Bypass Hydro 20" Tires
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 075& 18/20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
Washer ! 1/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer Bellvifle .501D x 1o50D
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/4-20 Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18 x 1
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16q8 Unc x 1-1/4
All component dimensions given in U.S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
ASSEMBLY
,
38
4L__
t
39
l
!
62
_
t
47
I
14
16
32
I
i
43
11
12
43
28
I0
/
38
30
It
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NOo
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1I
12
!3
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
139768
142033
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
t30468
STD551137
73610600
t10438X
7401 1056
73901000
132624
132614
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71070410
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
46
47
62
127501
109816X
124036X
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD5612t0
130465
132196
STD611005
139769
19133808
STD541537
104820X
124417X
121749X
121232X
6855M
149684
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.Ho
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x I-5/8 x t 6 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x lq/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bolt, Hex Head 5/8-11 UNC x 3-1/2
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Pin, Axle 5/8 x 1_55/1.54
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust ..5t5 x 4750 x _033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x °062
Washer
Screw, Hex Socket Head
1/4-20 x 5/8
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Nyliner, Snapqn
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x t6 Gauge
Screw, Thd.., RoE 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
AII component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 2&4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.252532
SEAT ASSEMBLY
W
6
22
21
23
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
t4
140123
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124t81X
17490616
19131614
140552
121246X
121248X
72050411
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x I x 10 Gauge
Clip, Pushqn Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw, Thd,, Roll,, 3/8-16 x 1
Washer t3/32 xt x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage t14-20 x 1-3/8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
I5
16
17
21
22
23
134300
121250X
123976X
139888
STD541431
74780814
24
25
26
19171912
127018X
STD551150
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, Split .28 x 88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
1/2-13 x 7/8 Grade 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-t8 x _62
Washer, Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
t inch = 25.4 mm
4O
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
23
DECALS
13
9
t5
6
t
3
18
7
18
19
4
16
7
2
2
5
11
10
8
\
22
13
2O
17
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
!2
13
14
PART
NO.
138955
149917
143735
143736
132674
t33644
142235
133178
128314
137537
4900J
146046
138145
136832
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Decal,
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Deca
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
15
16
17
18
19
20
2!
22
23
------
Operating Instruction
Fend Auto Trans Srs Wht
Hood, RIH.
Hood, L.Ho
Grill, LT4000
Customer Maintenance
Side Panel, IC Gold
Mower, 3 In One
Fender, Craftsman
Caution, English
Clutch/Brake, English
V-Belt Drive Schematic
Chassis, Hydro/42"
V-Belt Schematic
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
4,10
7
1t
41
PART
NO,
t50333
140837
133179
142234
131265
272938
142336
142341
149516
145245
138311
145247
152233
!52232
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
599O4
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
--
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Cap Cnsmr Help Line Srs
Decal, Parking Brake Saddle
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Ins. Hood 15HP OHV White
Decal, Lightbox, Grill
Decal, B&S 15 HP ICG
Decal, Sdl Cold Start Hydro Engine
Decal, Drawbar Cntrl Mvt Hyd LT
Decal, Btry Dngr/Psn Eng Acme
Pad Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman
Decal, Lift Handle
Fastener Pop In Footrest
Owner's Manual, Spanish
Owner's Manual, English
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
ENGINE
3
72
62
81
13
14
,
15
44
/
38
78
46
33
1
37
40
33
23
29
\
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
ENGINE
KEY
NO_
PART
NO.
1
2
132759
17720410
3
150458
4
13
14
15
16
23
24
29
31
32
33
37
38
137352
272293
13280324
13200300
STD551237
128953X
STD601005
t37180
I09202X
t23549X
123487X
137040
---
40
44
124028X
174904t2
46
62
72
78
81
1909'1416
STD55113t
71070512
17490620
128861
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, 15Hp Platinum Model No.
28N707, Type NO.. 0173-01
Muffler
Gasket, Exhaust
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer
Shield, Heat
Screw
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fue! Tank, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
(Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd°, Roll.
1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Screw, Hex Cap Head 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8_16 x 1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Ail component dimensions given in US_ inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
LIFT
28
27
26
25 24
23
22
5
21
3O
6
12
13
19
20
13
15
161718
,_
2O
32
\
19
15
13---_
32
44
20
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
1t
12
13
15
16
17
t8
136973
122507X
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
122512X
139865
139866
4939M
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
139868
3146R
19151216
12000037
110807X
19131016
2876H
76020308
126971X
73350600
138057
110810X
140302
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E+Ring
Washer 21/32 x I x 2! Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Spring
Link, Lift, L+H+
Link, Lift, RH+
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert
1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Kiip
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Spring
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust, Lift
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion, Depth Stop
Bearing, Pvt, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U+S+inches
1 inch = 25,,4 mm
45
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR-MOWER
MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
DECK
76
77
68
""
40
105
102
34
33
32
58
1
113
111
\
14
'il
\
117
119
_223 24
2
118
28
"
27
29
18
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
DECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
144393
STD533107
138017
138440
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
t8
't9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
128774
110485X
140329
72110610
72140505
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
13t49't
138776
129963
129861
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
133551
140083
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
133940
131340
69180
139888
131845
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrot Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
Nut Crownfcck 3/8-16 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, Loll.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/'16-t8 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
54
55
56
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
101
102
t03
I04
t05
t06
111
112
1!3
1!4
115
116
117
118
119
121
---
PART
NO.
133943
140084
122052X
140086
141043
106932X
144200
142427
t31870
127847
121748X
12000029
128903
127845
140334
127498
128759
73350600
142028
120958X
144394
72140618
STD541437
136420
7t I61010
19061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
140353
132262
17490512
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
143723
130794
145411
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spring, Torsion Brakes
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob, Round 3/8-16 UNC
V-Belt
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8_16 UNC x t .44
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Trunnion, Adj.
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt Idler Fixed
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Gr. 5
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LoHo
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH..
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mutcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Noso 101-106
and i11-121)
NOTE: Al! component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
HYDRO
GEAR TRANSAXLE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.252532
310-0650
26
23
9O
30
17
14
90
52
91
7
4
5
35
113
48
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
HYDRO GEAR
TRANSAXLE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL
NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
4t
Housing, Lower
Assembly, Upper Housing
Seal, Lip
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, Shaft Ball
Bearing, Cradle
Bearing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13
Swashplate, Variable
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Arm, Trunnion
Seal Lip
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block, Cylinder Assembly
Seal, Lip 10 x 25 x 7
Actuator, Bypass
Center Section Assembly Kit
Seal, Lip 26 x 42 x 8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26 x 35 x 1
Oil Filter Element
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm, Actuating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
Locknut, Hex 5/16_24 UNJC
Brake Rotor/Stator Kit
142930
142931
142932
142928
142933
142934
142935
150771
142937
!42938
142939
142940
142941
150772
150773
142944
142945
142946
'150774
142948
142949
142950
142951
142952
142953
142954
142955
150777
150778
142958
917.252532
310-0650
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
62
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
92
93
I13
114
119
134
135
139
140
Washer 7/16 x 7/8 x.060
Differential Assembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x °250
Shaft, Input
Bolt 1/4-20 x t.38
Pin ..50D x ..43 tD x ..750
Arm, Control
Puck, Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Stud 5/16-24
Jackshaft Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw, Cap
Washer 7/16 x 1 x I/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, Block Thrust
Cap, Vent Assembly
Fitting, O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Compression
Nut, Hex 5/16_24
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
142964
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978
t42917
142918
142980
144607
144608
150775
150776
NOTE: All component dimensions given in I.J.S_inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
REPAIR PARTS
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
NUMBER
- MODEL
28N707,
917.252532
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
230
552
614
230
9
@_
634A
o
307
635
337
f
"k REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION IVtANUALo
562
7
52
_13
45
1034
3O5
1023
1026
5O
REPAIR PARTS
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
- MODEL
NUMBER
95 117
634
28N707,
917.252532
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
i1,,
127
138
106 987
illlll
634B
104
142
I
1
105
147
"'741
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
ilpl ,
130
__
95
..........
_123
KIT
iiii
ii_llU _UIII
!l
147
98 I
634B _
I
N
i
137
51
REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL,
947
5'1
REPAIR PARTS
BRIGGS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
NUMBER
& STRAI-f'ON
3
523
- MODEL
= i HI=IIII,Ill
.......................
20
634A
917.252532
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
,, =l H
842
524
868 868A
467
284A
,842
537
171
2
9
358 GASKET
SET
137
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
SET
_224
304
L
305_
....................
53;
468
334
346__
1006
729 _
52
535
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.252532
28N707,
663
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
01
877
265
1019
209
1058
LABEL
KITJ
240
601
OWNER'SMANUAL1
783
801
1090
311
803
544
53
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
5
7
8
9
!0
11
12
13
15
16
18
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
496412
399265
391086
495858
272614
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
94728
94239
495162
94196
494238
291675
94624
492326
222698
495860
495977
495978
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
260924
299691
391286
494504
495490
32
32A
33
34
35
37
40
45
46
51
94695
94648
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
2624'11
496884
272465
52
272569
53
75
78
94637
224061
94832
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
917.252532
28N707,
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, CyLinder
*Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
***Gasket, Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
* Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Seres
Tube, Breather
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .015"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, °005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Timing Gear Key
Base, Engine
*SeaL, Oil
Screw, Sems, Base Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywhee]
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly, .010" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .020" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston, ..010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, ..030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assy., Piston, Standard Size
Pin Assy., Piston, °005" Oversize
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting,
.020" Undersize Crankpin Bore
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-57/64
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-5/8
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Valve Spring
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
**** Gasket, Carburetor (Carburetor to
Elbow) (Also Included in Gasket
Set, Part Number 495993)
*** Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
Stud, Carburetor Mounting
Washer, Spring
Screw, Pan Head
95
98
104
105
106
108
117
1t8
121
123
t25
127
130
!31
133
137
138
141
142
147
164
166
171
187
188
192
201
209
2!6
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
240
265
284
*
**
94098
495800
231789
231855
231854
224540
231858
495932
498116
94616
498051
-- 224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
495931
231859
497472
214047
94555
281051
393815
94627
492160
262767
260695
262766
490815
495611
94729
495157
493935
94742
262785
262836
394358
221535
94704
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
DESCRIPTION
** Screw, Throttle
Screw, Idle Speed
** Pin, Float Hinge
** Valve Float
** Seat, inlet Valve
Valve, Choke
** Jet, Needle Valve
Valve, Needle
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
** Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carburetor
.... Gasket, Float Bowl
.... Washer, Bowl
Shaft and Lever, Choke
** Nozzle, Carburetor
** Pilot, Jet
Elbow, Carburetor
Stud, Rocker Arm
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Line, Fuel (11" Long, Cut to Suit)
Screw, Seres
Screw Assembly, Rocker Arm
Link, Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Gear, Governor
Plate, Governor Control
Screw, Seres, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Crank
Spring, Governor Link
Cap, Valve
Filter, Fuel (in Fuel Line)
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Hex Head
included in Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
....
included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S inches
1 inch = 25°4 mm
54
REPAIR PARTS
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
284A 94073
294 810068
304 496280
305 94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
346
356
358
363
383
423
445
455
467
468
474
482
510
523
524
525
535
537
544
552
562
592
601
611
614
618
634
634A
634B
635
646
657
663
668
718
726
225020
94386
497595
497602
497608
495859
93381
491055
93705
497708
495993
19203
89838
94073
493909
222561
493903
494439
393474
93621
497606
495230
68838
496113
272403
281106
497603
231597
92613
231082
93053
493496
93306
262803
281168
491323
281167
280872
224546
93496
94620
280848
230192
392134
727
728
729
490324
94627
281390
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
NUMBER
- MODEL
917.252532
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Set
Housing, Blower
Screw, Hex, Head,
Blower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, CylinderSHeld
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
Brush Set
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Seres, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Hex Head
Wire Assembly
Gasket Set
Puller, Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Screw, Sems
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator
Screw, Seres
Drive, Starter
Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler
* Seal, FillerTube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Filter
* O-Ring, Air Cleaner
Armature, Starter
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Carriage
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Elbow, Fuel Pipe
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Choke Return
** Seal, Choke Shaft
* Seal, Governor
** Washer, Throttle Shaft
Boot, Spark Plug
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Sems
Screw, Self-Tapping
Spacer
Pin, Dowel
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Hardware)
Cover, Starter
Screw, Hex Head
Clip, Wire
729A 225170
741 262932
757 213998
758 399891
759 298909
761 94593
783 280104
801 394856
802 497605
803 497604
842 270920
847 496415
851 2241t0
868 494435
868A 272610
871 262835
872 281361
875 495862
877 393456
947 497157
965 94010
975 495933
977 494385
987 281166
1005 281400
1006 224413
1019 496758
1022 272475
1023 224552
1026 494432
495136
1029 224554
1033 495992
1034 495248
1044 94673
1054 270723
1058 272623
t090
497607
RPM Settings:
*
**
DESCRIPTION
Retainer, Wire
Gear, Timing
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Gear, Starter
Cap, Drive
Cap, End
Housing, Starter
*Seai, Oil Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
*** Seal Assembly, Valve
*** Gasket, Valve
Bushing, Guide (Intake & Exhaust)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector Assembly
Solenoid
Nut, Hex
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Set
** Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Label Kit
***Gasket, Cover
Cover, Rocker Arm
Rod, Push, Intake
Rod, Push, Exhaust
Arm, Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide Assembly, Push Rod
Screw, Hex Head
Tie, Cable
Manual, Owner's
Retainer, Brush
Low: 1650-1850,
High: 3200-3400
Included in Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaut Kit (495992)
....
included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE:
55
0173-01
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in L£SL inches
56
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SiGHTiNG
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND
NOT ACROSS
HILL
SIGHTING
GUIDE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
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15 ° MAX.
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of siopes"(not
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greater
than 15 tipping
), never oracross
face. Make
turnsextreme
gradually to prevent
loss ofthe
control.
Exercise
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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.252532
15.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
3 in One Convertible
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC (HYDROSTATIC)
DRIVE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number.
its own model number_
Each engine has
The model number for your tractor will be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The modeE number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine.,
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL
THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co.. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
* PRODUCT-
TRACTOR
° MODEL NUMBER - 917.252532
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS
INFORMATION AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
- ENGINE MODEL NO. - 28N707, TYPE NO. 0173-01
- PART NUMBER
o PART DESCRIPTION
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
HOT LINE, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians._o professional
technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell,
1-800-659-5917
152232
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