Craftsman 917.271811 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271811
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
° Repair Parts
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This product has a low emission engine which operates differently
III I tll from previously built engines. Before you start the engine, read
and understandthis Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sear• Craft•men Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179
visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly ..............................................
8
Operation ............................................
12
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19
Maintenance .......................................
19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting .................................. 30
Repair Pads ........................................
34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any paris found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply, This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electdcal and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman dding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4oMY-HOME
This Warrantygives you specificlegal dghts, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 19/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
II. SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofcontrol and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Taft grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes s/ow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not rum on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
•
III.CHILDREN
Tragic
accidents
canoccuriftheoperator •
isnot alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before end when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
-Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running, Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unJess absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be sedously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
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•
•
•
•
•
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Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bo_ts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you
stdke an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and detedoration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
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• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
,_ CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_bLook for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_IWARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling,
_L CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_i CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
3.5 GALLONS
CAPACITY
UNLEADED
ANDTYPE:
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
OIL CAPACITY:
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION RJt9LM
3AP: .030")
OR J19LM
GROUND SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH):
1sT
1.2
2_°
1.5
3"D
2,4
MH
3,5
5 TM
4,8
6 TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1.5
TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: U1 R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35
FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you
the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
_;o_,_sor other qualified service center.
We have competent, welFtrained 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".Repair AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store
for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or gress-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this
manual).
Steering Wheel
©
Steedng
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
'_'f_"
Wheel Insert
@
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
_
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Lockwasher
SteeringWheel
_
,
Steering
Boot
Adapter
3/8
Extension
Steering
Shaft
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Keys
Knob
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Video
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) I/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Pliers
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
6. Assemble large fiat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
Insert
3/8
,_
Lockwasher
e Flat
Washer
BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steedng wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter,
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
Label
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INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
\
Seat Pan_-
Bolt
Flat
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function
of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting read,
understand and follow all ins{ructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
,A_CAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in
a safe place. Your mower is now ready for
discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for dischargirlg and ba ging also.
Deflector
Shield
_
/
_ _.
Mulcher
_
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual,
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts
are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
/Plate
/_
Latch
_'_
Hooks
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I/CHECKLIST
Be]ore you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is propedy prepared and
charged.(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
4" Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
ovednflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-raar for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
1/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 propedy
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
4" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATFERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKEO
UNLOCKED
_r'_ R N H
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FAST
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOW
L
MOWER LIFT
c®_[
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREEWHEEL
(Automat_ Modebon_)
DANGER, KEEPHANDSANDFEETAWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READTHIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOURTRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwiththe locationsof
vadouscontrolsand adjustments.Save this manualfor futurereference,
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
Lig_
Switch
Choke Control
Lift Lever
Throttle
Attachment
Control _
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
_ Height
Adjustment
Indicator
ParkingBrake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor,
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL: Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (.).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the I
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles, or standard safety glasses.
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HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position• Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Choke
Control
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
_ - -_=_._
fgnition Key
Thrott,o\
Control __
_ _
"Brake'
Position
,_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage•
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT; Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
/ O,aengaoed"
Position
Clutch/Brake\ _',
,\\
Pedal ,,Orive-_,_
- _ _3 '_ Jp_nigtaged
•Disengaged"
Position
• Turn ignition key to =OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will cause
the battery to be discharged, (dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
Gearshift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE; Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position,
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be out to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See 'q'O ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel _
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Bracket "_,_ _ _)._/_
3/8 Washer
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TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch, Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Stad mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control
_,CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch
Attachment Lift Lever
High Position
Position
Position
Low
Position
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_kCAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
at the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessmy, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to lstgear.
Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
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TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• _hen pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessaw, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting {See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids 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.
_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.
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TOSTARTENGINE
W;'Jenstadingthe engine for the firsttime or if
the engine has run ou_offuel _twi_take extra
crankingtime to move fuel from the tank to the
engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to "DiSENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again, if
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fue_ mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See 'q'O ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service end Adjustments section of this
manual
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MOWINGTIPS
MULCHING
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has 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.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up grass
and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recur
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mutohed grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried and the newly cut area will not be
exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
MOWINGTIPS
Max 1/3
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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 _east once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and be_tsfor wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
Replace
1 2 3 *
4.
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Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
Zerk
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Bearing
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Zerk
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Gearshift
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Pivots
SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
_)General Purpose Grease
@ Refer to Maintenance =ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the
self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(Bee "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber..
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To sea! tire punctures and prevent
fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bo_t, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
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Mandrel Assembly
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BladeCenter _ _.
Flat
W,sber
Lock
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*A Grade 8 heattreated belt can be identified
by six lineson the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade
is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a gdnding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancar. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described below, repair the problem
immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachment clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to teava the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer secunng blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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5/8"
lade
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE= The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers,
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation 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
oit level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and instal} the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil DrainValve
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear,
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
t_mDerature.
according to your expected operating
d
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Locked
Positi
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
wilt result in increased oil consumption
Cap _'7_
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DrainTube
CLEAN
AIRSCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of did and
cha[_ to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOUNG FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE ROOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TopAir Guide
NOTE: if very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
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.
Cover
Knob
Wing Nut
Cartridge
Plate
Foam
Pro-Cleaner
C°V_glne Co_'*
Fins
Air Scre_
Cover
(Both
Sides)
AIR RLTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Ctean the foam pro-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO
2.
3.
4.
5.
SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
Stide foam pro-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pro-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrestor (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECLFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flew to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cco_, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
bf all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
_
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key =OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving pads have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with p]ug.
"tRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor•
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spnng off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8.
Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1, Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Suspension Arms
-; _"'/-'_'''_"
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Square Hole
Retainer Spring
Anti-Sway
Front Link
Collar
Springs
Sides)
Housing
Large
Spdng
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
• 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
tums.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "15"on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tire_ are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).
If tires are over or underinflated, you will
not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• A[ 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,
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
IJnk adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will
change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
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BottomEdge
Mower to
IGround
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Suspension
Arm
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Nut
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Nut "E"
Trunnion
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
F_,__
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
"removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
Idler Pulleys
_
Mandrel
\ _
Iley
\j
TO ADJUST
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
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BRAKE
Engine
Pulley
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut =A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clutching
Idler
Stationary 7
Idler
Transaxle
Pulley
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
With Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Nut "A"
/
_
___
--
Jam Nut
Operating Arm
25
Gearshift Lever
Neutral
Lock Gate
. _
_.
i.
:_,_ _;_
_"
"_;--_'X
Adjustment
Bo_t
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-le and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
"1"(3
START ENGINEWITH
BAI-FERY
_I_CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate
explosivegases. Keep sparks, ltame and
smokingmaterials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protectionwhen around
batteries.
If yourbattery is tooweak to startthe engine, it
shouldbe recharged. (See "BATI'ERY" in the
MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If "jumper cables"are used for emergency
starting,follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Yourtractoris equipped with a
12 voltnegative groundedsystem. The other
vehioalmust also be a 12 voltnegative
grounded system. Do not use your tractor
batteryto startother vehicles.
TO ATI'ACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive" (+)
Washers
Retaining _
Axle Cover
_r__
_-,
AWEAK
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
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"Negative"(-)
REPLACING BATTERY
TO REPLACE
_I,(_AUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Keps
Terminal
" "
Access _"
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'n'LE CONTROL
CABLE
Hex
Cable
Terminal
Guard
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tighten cable clam ) screw securely.
_Negative
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT
BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
FUSE
AND RELAYS
Clamp Screw----
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poody, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electdcal widng
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
Quarter Circle(
"'-Swivel
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TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
fac.tory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4 Reassemble air cleaner.
Choke Closed
Casing _
Clamp.
_ _'r_:_,_::::_
Choke
Lever
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in toOtight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING -
FINAL SETTING1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
2. With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise)
until engine runs
rough. Tum screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
4. Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Seals or other qualified
service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
ldle Speed
crew
Idle Mixture
Screw
Throttle Lever
IdleSpeed
1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
are adjusted properly (see above).
2. With engine off tam idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then tum out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
r_l"_:===_',,m_
Screw __
Throttle
Lever _
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"_=_=====_='_
_['_lxtu
_
Idle
_'1_/ :_.
_crew
re
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,
_k, OAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
t. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage dudng long pedods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experiance 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 and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE= Fuel stabitizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits dudng 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.
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Tum ignition key to "START position
for a few seconds to distdbute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
I CORRECTION
CAUSE
|
Wiil not start
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery,
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Enginewill not
turn over
,
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirtyfuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring. 6. Check all widng.
Carburetorout of adjustment.7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operatorpresence
switch(es).
Engine clicks but
will not start
_
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Bad spark plug,
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
5. Clean/rapJace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline end replace
fuel filter.
8, Loose or damaged wiring. 8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetorout of adjustment.9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10. Enginevalves out of
adjustment,
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter•
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1. Depress clutch/brake
12• pedal.
Disengage attachment
clutch.
13. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals,
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loea of power
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil leve!/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged widng.
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control,
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and ragap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
t0.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
1!.Clean engine air scraen/fins
12.Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Enginscontinues
torun
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system,
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poor cut- uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Wom/damaged mower
ddve belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley,
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1.
Engine speed too slow.
21 Travel
speed too fast.
Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10.Improper blades used.
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF'.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1, Bad battery cell(s).
2, Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator,
Engine "backfires"
whenturning
engine "OFF"
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connec
tions.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery,
2. Check/clean all connec
lions.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds befon
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917.271811
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
_-_
_
FUSE
AMMETER
'
÷
I
i
_°
STARTER
_,
__(OPTIONAL)
'_
:©
', O-_-n
• ......
I
j l
_ .....
SOLENO_B
J
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL_P)-Ki
I
t
......
WHrt
E i
_,_
L
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH i
/ .......
i
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_-i
_
_,L-_'T--_-)i_
GROUNDING
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- _ ¢,K
(OPTIONAL)
-- - -F_L]
i'
; _INE
;
F
IGNITION _)
_["
=
3 ANP _
UNIT
O _
_
\
(IF SO EQtJIPPED)
__1
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
I
PLUG
SPARK
GAP O---(2 PLUGSON
TWI_ CYL. ENGINES)
(CH_k*_I
SySl_
_'_ ......
L
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY BHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
33
,
P
O
IGNITION SWITCH
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DmC_NE¢_D_
TRACTOR-
MODEL NU MBER 917.271811
ELECTRICAL
21
34
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
33
4O
41
42
43
45
52
55
Batten/12 VOLT 28 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Batten/
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Batten! FrOnt Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Batten/Front I/4
Switch, Interlock Push*fn
Hamess Light Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Ugtlt #1156
Cable Batten/
Cable Batten/
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Uric x 1/2
Cover TerminaJ
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE:
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
1213O5X
175566
140403
17(_17
71110408
131563
175141
121433X
141940
17490508
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
given in U. S.
TRACTORCHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
28
12
58
53
55
57
207
23
54
2O7
6O
3
2O8
74
36
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.271811
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
20
23
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
211
212
- -
Chassis Assembly
Brawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Ca_age
3/8-16xl
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.R.
Screw "l]ldrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Une
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with Insed 3/8-16 Unc
Gd;le/I-ens Asm
Lens, Gdlle
Fend/Ftrest
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.
Nut Lock w/Insed 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hax 1/4-20 UNC x ,75
Air Duct P/L B&S
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Keeper Belt Rear Lh SU
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Bwaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Tr
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Nut Hexflange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button
NOTE:
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337)(013
STD533710
155927
145660
172107X010
17490608
144983)(558
126938X
156437
124028X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
164919X558
139976
174,90508
169834
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
1452(_
S_7
140547
ST[T_33707
154798
S_1437
158112
17_0
165867
154966
154207
156524
155123X428
170165
17670508
17670608
145212
165919
5479J
All component dimensions given In U. S.
Inches 1 Inch = 25,4 mm
37
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
GROUND DRIVE
57
70
116
• 22
38
26 27
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER gl 7.271811
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
_'_
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
DESCRIPTION
........
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
146682
Bpdng, Retum, Brake
123666X
Pulley, Transaxle
120(XX_8
Ring, Retainer
121520X
Strap, Torque
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
165866
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
STD561210
Pin, Cotter
105701X
Washer, Shift Plate
74550412
B_t 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
10040400
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
73800500
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18
ST[_-_o3710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16UNC x 1Gr 5
$3_541437
Nut
106933X
Knob
130804
Rod, Brake
BTD541237
Nut
106888X
Spdng, Brake Rod
STD551037
Washer
STD561210
Pin
175765
Rod, Parking Brake
71673
Cap, Parking Brake
169592
Bracket, Transaxle
STD523107
Bolt
175578
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
120183X
Beadng, Nylon
STET_51C62 Washer
STC571810
Roll Pin
165936
Pulley, Composite, Rat
74760648
B_t, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3
175461
Spacer, Split
175556
Keeper, Belt, Idler
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
154407
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Dry Btl
123205X
Retainer, Belt
STD523715
Bolt He)( Hd 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
$313541437
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
STD541431
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-15 UNC
105710)(
Link, Clutch
105709X
Spdng, Clutch Return
17060616
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
130801
V-Belt, Ground Ddve
169691
Keeper, Beft, Center Span
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
KEY PART
NO_ NO.
DESCRIPTION
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
20_
212
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Sprlng, Tore!on
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Thdlng, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Bpdng 1"
Washer 9/82. x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Bqneck 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-I 6
Bolt, Hex FIg_d 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
NUt Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20UNC x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Cart. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
NOTE:
39
8883R
175410
71170764
BTD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
$3_581075
123583X
121748X
STD580025
145090
165592
165711
19171216
166231
150360
158391)(428
124.346X
STD624(X_
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
74490540
175456
19133210
1660(_
165589
165494
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
173898
169613
169593
72110614
145212
A_Icomponent dimensJons given in U. S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
STEERING
L
i
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
4O
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
STEERING
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
lO
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
3o
32
36
37
38
39
4o
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
66
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
Steedng Wheel
Axle Assembly STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Tllrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x t 6 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, SteeringColumn
Dra_lnk
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beadng, Axle
Nut, Hextlange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steedng
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/82 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 5/4
PLn
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steedng
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13132 x 2-3!8 x12 Gauge
Gdpco Nut
Adaptor, Steedng Wheel
Boot, Steedng Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steedng LR.LT
Cap,Spindle
Fitting, Grease
NutLockHexw/Ins.
5/16-18UNC
Bblt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x I Gr 5
BeadngArrn pittman
Bblt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
SteeringAsm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
Bolt shoulder 7/16-20
Clip Steedng
139768
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
123O0(_9
3366R
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
162927
139769
19133812
S*H_541537
100711L
143O54X428
121749X
153720
121232
1_55M
STD541431
74780520
STITo23710
154404
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
NOTE; All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
ENGINE
14
38
13
32
31
34
33
39
23
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
39
45
81
Control, Throt Paddle
Screw, Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S,(SeeBreakdown)
No.461707-O147-E1
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
ExhauSt Asm. RIgttt
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bclt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Seres
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75
Gasket, Muffler
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Tool_ 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl- 1/2 Tytt
Shield, BrrVDbr Guard
ConlroiChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw Tr #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap FuelGuage
Clamp, Hose
Spacer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain Easy
Pad Idler
Screw Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut KepS Hex 1/4-20 Starter Nut
170547
17720410
......
149723
144069
144068
138129
171877
145552
S_1125
STD522507
165287
148456
STC551237
174g0624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487)(
1060_-X
8543FI
148315
109227)(
17000612
73510400
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U. S.
Inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17030616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIK ZI
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13F32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnl Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20xl +1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spdng Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 3/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex LOCk wrins 5/16-18
washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE:
44
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
DECALS
8
7
13
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
156439
176681
171696
171697
177253
133644
177265
171808
163204
156368
Decal,FenderDangerSears
Decal,EngJne
Decal,Hood,R.H.
Decal, Hood,L.H.
DeeaJ,HoodSide
Decal,Maintenance
Decal,LowerDash
Decal,Rplcmnt
Decal, Fender, CraftsmanGold
Decal,FenderSTLT Oper InstFJS
13
15
19
20
22
--÷
.÷
-o
-o
Decal,V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal,MowerDdve Schematlc
Decal,BatteryDiehard Sears
Decal, DeckSears
Decal, Battery
Decal,LiftHandle
Pad FootrestLHSTLT
Pad FootrestRH STLT
Owner'sManual,English
Owners Manual,Spanish
WHEELS AND TIRES
11
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
106732X427
278H
9040H
8
9
10
106108)<427
122_82X
7152J
11
104757X428
NOTE:
45
146046
160396
138047
172331
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
178072
178073
DESCRIPTION
VaJve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Flffing, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, SePAca Item Only)
Cap, Axle
All component dimensions gdven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
LIFT ASSEMBLY
3
13
13
19
13
_
20
20
15
32
19
15
32
46
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271811
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
NOTE:
159460
159471
105767X
126(_000_
19211621
120183X
125631X
1_-_365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350e00
130171
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire ASSembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
EoF_ng
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Gauge
Beadng, Nylon
Gdp, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 UNC
Ann, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spdng
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
All component dimensions g_ven in U. S.
inches 1 Inch ==25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
MOWER DECK
34
_
21
119
27
1
18
_
L
11_
118
48
112
i
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER917.271811
MOWER
DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO,
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
165892
ST0533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
t6
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42' Deck
BTD624008
Retsiner Sprlug
130632
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
STD551137
Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shaft ASSembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485)(
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stdpper, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431
NutCrownlock5/16-18UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105-304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713)(
Spdng, Torsion, Detiector
110452
Nut, PUSh
130968)(428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32x5/ax16Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
157722
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrsi
137266
Nut, TOl_ock, Flanged
S'11T_33717 Bolt
133835
FaStner, Christmas Trae
131494
Pultsy, Idler, Flat
STD551037
Washer 13!32 x13/16 x16
Gauge
STD541437
NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
STD624003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
Rslier Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bdlt, Shoulder # 10-24 Grade 5
STD541410
Locknut
139888
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardened
155046
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
141043
Guard, TUV Idler
67
68
92
101
10_
103
104
165
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
116
119
121
129
130
149846
144959
STD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
1_14
STITo41431
7211(To04
489811
165746
73930600
$3_551057
143723
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
- -
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169(_2
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
STD533717
130794
--
169583
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Muk_herCover
Screw Pan HD Phflllp 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
S_rew 5/16-18
Nut, Hex, Kepe 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Cardage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Cerdedock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Rat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable ClutCh 42 In
Washer Flat 3_" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex TOd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/3-16Un¢ x 1-3/4
Mandrel As.sembly (Includes Key
Numbers 6-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key NOS. 101-106
and 111-121)
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 Inch =26.4 rnm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
13
I
5O
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER917.271811
PEERLESS
TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086. 4,
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
7,92177
792125
7_
788040
78G072
29A
780160
29S
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
780195
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
7_0_07
7990_I
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Beadng 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (13 teeth)
(Include, 14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
(InClude, 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer t.130 X .695
Ball 5/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 * 16 x 3/8"
Spdng .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/6Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
RetainlngRing
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer
.627 ID x ,031W
ThrustWasher
.762 ID x .031W
ThrustWasher
.762 ID x .031W
AntFRota8on Washer.632
CupWasher
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer ,750 ID x .056W
(Use AS Needed)
FlatWasher
.750 ID x .062W
Ot_Seal 5/8"
BLushing.563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 6- IB
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
39
40
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
7o_025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
7-/8349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
92
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
07
150
t57
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
7880_8A
73_29A
794712
NOTE:
51
DESCRIPTION
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer
,312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Broke Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 *,eeth)
FlatWasher
.563 ID x ,062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer,890
Square Cut Ring
_O"Ring
Flat Washer
1.12g _Dx .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spdng A30 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeM)
Oil RII Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST
206_545C Transaxle
All component dimensions given in
U.S. inches t inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271811
BRIGGS & STRA'I'FONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
842
441
524 O
147
394
391
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT
859A
51_
102/_
95_
394
859
607®
14_
53
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271811
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
2221
689 113_
1137/_
789
861 FUEL PUMP KIT
968
:97_;'
432_,
392_
859_394_859A
_
967
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
445
163_
54
o,1÷
I_ II
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271811
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
3O4
332_
934_ 75_
197_
1006
1005_
363_
307 A 865A
447
307|
802
797A
797
544
697
55
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271811
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
461707,
TYPENUMBER
0147-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
9
10
11
12
12A
13
15
16
18
19
20
22
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
27803
690334
691899
692287
692292
271188
271189
691651
690946
690666
495901
399264
291675
691184
22A
693972
23
24
25
691976
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
499185
499186
499187
691299
498319
498320
497912
498317
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
4OA
42
45
46
47
48
691133
390420
691302
691597
691597
690656
691939
494553
261368
691161
691964
498542
50
51
51A
54
73
74
75
91
95
97
213290
692278
692219
93208
692527
691677
691056
693483
690718
693485
DESCRIPTION
•
•+
,+
•+
•
•
•
•
•
,,_
.+
_
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing-Cylinder
Seal-Oil
"
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder No. 1
Head-Cylinder No. 2
Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assy.)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Gasket-Crankcase (.015)
Gasket-Crankcase !,005!
Gasket-Crankcase _/,009
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Cover-Crankcase
Kit-BushinngJ/Seal
Seal-Oil (PT O Side)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
Screw (Crankcase Cover/
Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly Std.)
Piston Assembly (.010 "O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030" O,S.)
Ring Set-Piston (Std.)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 "O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.020 "O.S.
Ring Set-Piston (.030 "O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston (Std.)
Pin-Piston (.095 "O.S.)
Rod-Connecting (Std.)
Rod-Connecting (.020"
Undersize)
Screw Connecting Rod)
Vave-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Intake)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Valve Tappet
Cam Shaft
Slinger*Oil
Short Block (Replacement
Engine 460707-2637-E1)
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Sody-Upper Carburetor
Screw (l"hrotUe Valve)
Shaft-Throttle
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693507
693500
690720
119
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
165
187
188
197
202
203
295
209
211
212
212A
219
220
222
227
235
240
267
276
276A
278
279
297
304
305
306
306A
307
309
310
311
332
RPM
O
+
±
DESCRIPTION
Idle Speed Kit
e Gasket-Carburetor Body
CI Pin-Float Hinge
a Valve-Float Needle
Body-Lower Carburetor
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Q Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Screw (Upper to Lower
Carburetor Body)
693503
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
691928
Spacer-Carburetor
693479
Carburetor
693504
Valve-Throttle
693512
Float-Carburetor
691639
Key-Timing
693508
O Jet-Pilot
691401
Base-Air Cleaner
690273
• Ganket-Air Cleaner
693148
Nut (Ring Gear)
499167
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
691003
Screw (Control Bracket)
690364
Screw Back Plate)
690570
Link-Mechancal Governor
493230
Crank-Bell
690322
Screw (Bell Crank)
691273
Spring-Governor
691807
Spring-Governed Idle
693544
Link-Throttle
690571
Link-Throttle
394348
Gear-Governor
690412
Washer (Governor Lever)
691366
Bracket-Control
690762
Control Lever-Governor
691206
Shield- Fuel Spray
394358
Filter-Fuel
690316
Screw (Casing Clamp)
693519 _+ Sealing Washer
693497
Q Sealing Washer
692810
Washer (Gov. Control Lever)
690366
Screw Valve Cover
691331
Nut ArFterRetanor
495588
Housinq-Blower
690960
Screw (Blower Housing)
690414
Shield-Cylinder
690435
Shield-Cylinder
691003
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
497596
Motor-Starter
690323
Bolt-Starter Motor
497608
Brush Set
691059
Nut (Flywheel)
Settings:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
1095
Included
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.271811
BRIGGS
&STRATFON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
461707,
TYPENUMBER
0147-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
333
334
337
358
359
363
365
373
383
391
392
394
395
404
414
425
432
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
506
507
510
513
520
823
524
525
544
551
552
582A
562
573
601
615
616
629
635
643
689
691
695
697
725
726
741
742
783
789
394891
Armature-Magneto
691061
Screw (Armature)
802592
Sparkplug
495868
Gasket Set
691077
Washer-Ground Terminal
691062
Flywheel Puller
690321
Screw (Carburetor)
691612
Nut Ground Terminal)
89838
Wrench-Spark Pug
693487
Body-Fuel Pump
693491 Q_: Spring-Pump Diaphragm
693489 _± Diaphragm-Carburetor
690481
Cover-Valve Chamber
690442
Washer (Governor Crank)
691872
Washer (Bell Crank)
691675
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
693492 _1± Cap-Spring
693493
Cover Diaphragm
693494
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
691176
Bracket-OiIFill
394019
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
690297
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
691044
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
691063
Alternator
691029
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
691972
Insulator
497606
Drive-Stader
692024
Clutch-Drive
691084
TerminaFGreund
691385
Dipstick
692532
• Seal-Dipstick Tube
690823
Tube-Dipstick
692034
Armature-Starter
690415
Cover-Valve
690553
Bushing-Governor Crank
690552
Bushing-Governor Crank
690311
Bolt (Governor Lever)
696040
Plate-Back
95162
Clamp-Hose "
690317
Retainer-Governor Shaft
491530
Crank-Governor
262539
Spring-Throttle Return
66538
Boot-Sparkplug
496700
Retainer-Air Filter
690555
Spring-Friction
690657
• Seal-Governor Shaft
693149
Screw (Ring Gear)
691625
Screw (Ddve Cap)
280866
Shield Heat
391362
Gaar-RJn_
691285
Gear-Timmg
690328
Ratainar-ERing
693059
Gear-Pinion
695050
Harness-Wiring
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
797
797A
801
802
803
807
842
847
851
859
859A
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
871
877
883
918
690958
Nut (Brush Retainer)
693167
Nut (Brush Retainer)
691967
Cap-Drive
691286
Cap-End
691427
Housing-Starlet
693511
_ Spacer-Throttle
271170
° O-Ring Seal (Dipstick Tube
495715
Dipstick!Tube Assembly
493880
TarminaI-Sparkplug
693488 Q± Gasket- Carburetor Pump
693490 _± Gasket- Carburetor Pump
693502
Kit-Fuel Pump
691196
Cover-Air Guide
691197
Cover-Air Guide
497656
Seal-Valve
273312
Seal-Valve
691802
Seat-Valve (intake)
691844
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
231218
Bushing-Valve (Exhaust)
231218
Bushing-Valve (Intake)
393456
Wire/Connector-AItereator
692282
• Gasket-Exhaust
393815
Hose-Vacuum (Cut to
Required Length)
691058
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Plug-Carburetor
272490
Filter-Pre Cleaner
691207
Cover-Air Cleaner
691100
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
498157
Fan-Flywheel
691247
Retainer-Fan
496726
Kit-Label
695702
Label-Emissions
691265
Ring-Retaining
274279
Owner's Manual
691293
Retainer-Brush
498047
Gasket Set-Valve
691183
Screw (Alternator)
690353
Screw (Oil Slinger)
690329
Screw (Control Bracket)
690390
Washer (Control Bracket)
690330
Nut (Control Bracket)
Settings:
Low Speed: 1990-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
934
955
967
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1090
1095
1119
1132
1136
1137
1138
RPM
Q
+
±
Included
358
Included
NO. 121
Included
1095
Included
DESCRIPTION
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Valve Gasket Sat, Key. No.
in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
NOTES
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
l&
J
greater than 15°) never acrose tha face, Make turns gradua y to prevent Upping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
perate when
your Tractor
updirection
and downonthe
face of slopes (not I
caution
changing
slopes,
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