Craftsman 917.271550 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
JCRAFTSMI N°J
LAWN TRACTOR
15.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.271550
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engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
For answers
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
about this product,
to your questions
Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance.......................................
17
Serviceand Adjustments....................21
Storage...............................................
27
Troubleshooting .................................
28
Repair Parts........................................
32
Sears Service......................Back Cover
Warranty ...............................................
2
SafetyRules .........................................
3
Product Specifications..........................6
Assembly/Pre-Operation......................8
Operation............................................
11
MaintenanceSchedule......................17
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 parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is used 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,
electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or 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. A product is "used for
commercial
purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this 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 returning your Craftsman riding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE
WARRANTY
THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE
IN-HOME
SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
®.
This Warranty gives you specific
may vary from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
legal rights,
and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman
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and you may also have other rights which
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT:
Th scutt ng mach ne s capable of amputating
hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety nstructions could result in
serious injury or death.
,_l, Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION.II BECOMEALERT!!? YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION: In order to prevent
acc,idental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handlin 9.
I. GENERAL
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary.
Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
. Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
•Tum
off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding
mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
storage.
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.
I1. 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.
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• 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.
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. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
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 slow
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:
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment
bolts, tight and keep
equipment
in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, it possible.
• Do not mow near drop-off's, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overtum the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• 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 unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
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PRODUCT
REPAIR AGREEMENT
SPECIFICATIONS
A Repair Agreement
is available on this
product.
Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
Gasoline
1.25 Gallons
Capacity
and Type:
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type:
IAPI-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F
Oil Capacity:
3.0 Pints
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .030")
Champion
Ground
Forward:
Speed
MPH):
CUSTOMER
1.1
2nd
1.4
3rd
2.2
4th
3.4
5th
4.3
6th
Reverse:
5.5
1.7
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
12 PSi
Charging
System:
3 Amps Battery
5 Amps Headlights
Battery:
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Blade Bolt Torque:
• 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.
_I_WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
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CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered
and manufactured
to give
you the best possible dependability
and
performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel
t
Steering
Sleeve
Adapter
©
©
(1) Large Flat
Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
Steering
Extension
Shaft
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Lock
washer
3/8
(1)
Locknut
5/16-18
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_'_!
Keys
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
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(1)Knob
Slope Sheet
Yournew tractor has been assembledat the factorywith the exception of those parts
left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
6. Assemble large flat 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
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are tisted below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2"wrench
(1) Utility knife
(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).
staples in skid that may puncture
where tractor is to roll off skid.
Steering Wheel
_------Insert
_r_
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose pans
and parts boxes from canon.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines
on all four corners of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose pans
or canons and remove.
EXTENSION
1. Slide extension
Washer
STEERING
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bs
Steering Boot
Adapter
-_
Extension
_
Shaft
5/olc6nut_
_
Lower
.- - - ÷., "...
Steering _
,
,_
-.Shaft
"-
SHAFT AND
shaft onto lower
/"--
CHECK
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5/o116Hex
,
'
Slots
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan 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)•
WHEEL
3, Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter
onto steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
"
Flat Washer
\
Steering Whe
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT:
Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL
3/8 Hex Bolt
_Large
3/8 Lock _.._
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
tires
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NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
Seat
Label
INSTALL
TO ROLL TRACTOR 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.
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 fiat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
TO DRIVE
Operation
function
section
of
OFF SKID
for location
(See
and
controls)
A_,WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. 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.
1 0.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
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
_'_
TRACTOR
Bolt
Flat Washer _
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4"CHECKLIST
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.
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance and satisfaction from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,I No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,/" Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,I Engine oil is at proper level.
,I Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
1/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.
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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand
their meaning.
or in literature
supplied
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
R N
ATFACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
@_(_)
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATIACHMENT
FORWARD
FAST
L
HIGH
LOW
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOW
!
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
H
KEEP AREA CLEAR
with the product.
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch
Lever
Ammeter
Ignition Switch
Lever
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
Throttle/Choke
Control
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
"- "- ......
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
"
Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever"
/
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards
Institute.
A'R'ACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments
mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the
headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THRO'R'LE/CHOKE
CONTROL
- Used
for starting and controlling
engine speed.
AMMETER
- Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging
(-).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a
wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
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 all the
way down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and
release pressure from clutch/brake
pedal. Pedal should remain in brake
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure,
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle/Choke
Control
Ignition Key
led"
Brake
Pedal
Position
Parking
rake
"Engaged"
Position
Gearshift
Lever
"Brake"
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch lever to disengaged
position.
GROUND
DRIVE
-
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position
and remove key. Always remove key
when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT;
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE:
Under certain conditions when
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.
_I_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE
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.
TO ADJUST
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE
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.
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,
-
• 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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These heights are approximate and may
vary depending upon soil conditions,
height of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO OPERATE MOWER
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
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. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
To stop mower blades ,_engage 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.
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. -13rescan lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART' in the Mainte-
Shield
TO OPERATE
AND OTHER
ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
nance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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ADD GASOLINE
5_
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler
neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline with a
minimum of 87 octane.
(Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead
oxide deposits and reduce valve life).
Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
A CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
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, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• 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.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels
(called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which
leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage.
Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel 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.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments
can also be used
during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
(See 'q-O ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
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MOWING
TIPS
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See 'q'O
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
tractor. This will result in a more even
distribution of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
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Check Brake Operation
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Check Tire Pressure
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Check Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
check
for Loose Fasteners
SharperVReplace
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Lubricatio_ Chart
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Check Batter'/Level
Clean Battery and Terminals
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Mower Blades
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Check Transax_e Cooling
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Check V-Belts
V _
Check Engine Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
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Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)
lids,;
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Clean Air Filter
11_2
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Clean Air Screen
11_2
NI
Inspect Muffler/Spark Attester
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Clean Engine
Replace
Oil Rlter
Cooling
(If equipped)
Fins
Replace Spark Plug
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Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operahng
in high am_ent temperatures.
2 - Service more oflen when operating
GENERAL
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in dirly or dusty
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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LUBRICATION
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CHART
Q Spindle -Zerk
_) Spindle
Zerk
(_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
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Bearing Zerk
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All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE
EACH USE
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3 * Replace ftlades more often when mowing in sandy soil
4 ÷ NOt required if eq u_pped with maint enance*free
battery
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bOlt to 35 it-Ifts maximum.
DO rot overtighten.
under a heavy load or
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
V'
t/3
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B
_) 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
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
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 'qO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
Center
Hole
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM
Flat Washer \
Lock Washer
Star
_---Hex
Bolt (Grade)
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on 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
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly.
If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake
pedal is fully depressed
and attachement
clutch control is in the
disengaged
position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain in
a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward,
sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
Mandrel Assembly
Trailing
J
REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8" Bolt or Pin
_
Center Hole
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Blade
/
BATTERY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity
oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 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
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
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
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).
TRANSAXLE
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 drain plug.
3. After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
4. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill.
For approximate
capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
5. 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 Fill
Cap/Dipstick
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
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.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SF-SJ
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
-30
TEMPERATURE
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RAN_
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ANTICIPATED
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GRADES
10
BEFORE
20
N_
30
OIL CHANG
40
E
19
Oil Drain
ENGINE COOLING FINS
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube
assembly off engine.
2. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
3. Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
PRE-CLEANER
Slide foam pre-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.
.
Screws
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner
over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE
Screws
Assembly
CARTRIDGE
1. Remove cartridge nut.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from entering carburetor.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge,
nut, precleaner,
cover and secure with knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized
air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Plug
Engine Cooling
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
Cover Knob _
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately
wipe up any spilled
Dover
Nut
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
Cadridge
8
CLEAN
Blower Housing
AIR SCREEN
gasoline.
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
Fuel Filter _
2O
Clamp
CLEANING
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.
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
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WARNING: TO AVIOD SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING
VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key "OFF' and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
Mower
ANY SER-
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.
MOWER
will be easier to remove
from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
1. Raise attachment
lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
6.
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension
arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing
retainer springs.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch Sprin!
Link
Retainer
Anti-Sway
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Large Retainer Spring
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5.
6.
7.
8.
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with
retainer springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer
spring.
Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
Install belt onto engine pulley.
TO LEVEL
MOWER
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated,
you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F'
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment
on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck
side-to-side
adjustment.
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Q
Suspension Arm
Nut "F"
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
Trunn_
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_
Nut "E"
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
4.
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 'q-O
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
1. Work belt around
2.
3.
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.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
both mandrel
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
pulleys and idler pulleys
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
Install mower (See '3"o Install Mower"
in this section of this manual).
J
_
Mandrel
Pulley
Idler
Pulk
TO REPLACE
MOTION
A'rm ting
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.
BELT REMOVAL
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
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".
-
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and
keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
Engine__
Pulley
Clutching---_Idler
Stationary j
Idler_
Center Span
Keeper
Transaxle _.
Pulley I
2"3
I! ',
TO START
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt keepers and onto
the input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine
pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
TO ADJUST
MENT
STEERING
WHEEL
toe-in
and camber
A WEAK
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
ALIGN-
TO ATFACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
are
not adjustable on your tractor.
If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
1. BLACK
2.
CABLES,
Retaining
Ring
Axle
Cover
_
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REVERSE
cable first from chassis
and
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead
Battery
Washers
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
WITH
RNING:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble
with
crossbars horizontal.
Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel
ENGINE
Fully Charged
Battery
REPLACING
TO REPLACE
BATTERY
FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
,_WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to
reconnect headlight wire connector.
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Connector
Headlight Wire
Seat Pan
ENGINE
Terminal
Cove r
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
Keps
Hex
Bolt
Positive
(Red)
Cable
TO ADJUST
CABLE
Negative (Black) Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
THROTTLE
CONTROL
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment
is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position.
Slowly move lever from choke to fast
position.
BULB
1.
2.
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
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2.
FINAL SE'n'ING
Check that holes "A" in governor control
lever and hole in governor plate line-up.
if holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp
screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw
1. 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. Move throttle control lever to slow
securely.
Governor
Control Plate
Governor Control Lever
-
position. With finger, rotate and hold
throttle lever against idle speed screw.
Tum idle speed screw to attain 1750
RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, tum idle mixture valve
full travel clockwise then counterclock-
\
wise until engine runs rough. Tum valve
to a point midway between those two
positions. Release throttle lever.
Holes
"A"
TOADJUST
Clamp Screw
ACCELERATION TEST 4. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
tum idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 tum. Repeat test and continue
to adjust, if necessary, until engine
accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not
adjust or damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine
govemor, 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-govemed
high speed needs adjusting, contact a
Sears or other qualified service center,
which has proper equipment and experience
to make any necessary adjustments.
Throttle
Cable
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low
emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel
adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which
allows some adjustment within the limits
allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove
the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be
removed without breaking the adjusting
needle.
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, tuming idle mixture valve in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.
Tuming the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the
engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle valve
and the seat in carburetor may result if screw
is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SE-I-rlNG
Idle Speed Screw
_Z_,,,_
Throttle
_
[ [1"]_
"__
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled
to the carburetor when making carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
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Lever
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Valve with
Also, alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture which leads to
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.
separation and formation of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container.
Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run
,_ILCAUTION:
Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
BA'I-rERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see
"TO CLEAN BATI'ERY
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.
4.
Replace
with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• 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.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
OIL
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
5. Clean/replace 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 and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See 'q'o Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10.Engine valves out of
qualified service center.
adjustment.
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.
2,
3.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
5.
.
Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor
out of adjustment.
6.
7.
Engine valves
adjustment.
8,
Enginewill
turn over
not
Engine clicks but
will not start
.
out of
2.
3.
engaged.
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 operator
switch(es).
presence
2.
3.
4.
8.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace
battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See 'q-o Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified
Clutch/brake
depressed.
Attachment
.
.
pedal
not
clutch is
28
center.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage
attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace
ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
service
1.
2.
3.
4.
service
center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Loss_power
.
2.
3.
.
5.
6.
CORRECTION
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
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 wiring.
14.Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
Loose/damaged
part(s).
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
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 oi! level/change
oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
,7.
Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect
and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12.Clean/replace
muffler.
13.Check
all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15.Contact
a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
.
2.
3.
4.
Worn,
bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
I1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
i3. Frozen idler pulley.
14. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. 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
10.Improper
improperly
blades
installed.
used.
1 1.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
1. Switch
2.
drive
belt.
1. Turn switch "ON".
2.
3.
4.
5.
Blown
5.
fuse.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
1.
mower
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.
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
4.
Replace
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
2.
3.
4.
3.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
is "OFF".
1. Remove obstruction.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine,
3O
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connec
tions.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connec
tions.
3. Replace regulator.
4.
Replace
alternator.
1.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine.
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
SCHEMATIC
BAI_ERY
AMMETER
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
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RED
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--
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A1,
STARTER
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J
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
l
_rrE
IGNITION
(NOT OCCUPIED)
T _
•
SEATSWITCH
SWffCH
BU,_K
f ,GE
BACK
•
NT CLUT
mAcx (CLUTCH
OFF)
1
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
(OPTIONAL)
B_J_CK
',
IGNITION
UNIT
(_
FUEL;
T
•
_---" _-) = PLUG
GAP
_
J
2 PLUGS ON
TW N CYL ENGINES)
T
CHARGIN_
3 AMP
FUEL SHUT-OFFSOLENOID
IF SO EQUIPPED
SY_r
O(_
II
ReO
_M
CJJTPUT
2B VOLTS
RPM
_
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NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATFERY, 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. ASTHE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
AC
(CHARGING
'5
LIGNTk'_3
SYSTEM
OUTPUT
AMP AC O
3600 RPM
ORANOE
IGNITION
_
MIN
SYSTEM
O _
DIStOrt
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
NONE
_UN/LIGHT
B+A1
A2+L
RUN
B+A1
NONE
START
B + S ÷ A1
NONE
i
ALTERNATOR
BROWN
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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,IL
.
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
31
D)
_
_
DIODE
I
NECTE
_FI-
SWITCH
POSITION
R PM
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ELECTRICAL
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26
25
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TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
89
163465
74760412
176689
176138
175685
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
179720
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
180449
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-2Ounc X 3/4
Box Battery Fender
Switch Interlock
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
Bulb Light#1156
Cable Battery 6ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga W/16 Wir red
Fuse 20AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign Delta Push-in
Key Ign Molded Craftsman, Delta
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk Hex 1/4-20unc x 1/2
CoverTerminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 AM P
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Terminal Battery
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
917.271550
212
3O
29
12
28
25
26
53
_p 5
55
208
11_
209
54
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26
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33
10
208
26
34
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
145
205
206
208
209
212
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174620
176554
17060612
t 55272
174643X010
126471X
168345X010
72140608
155927
145660
172107X010
74180512
7351050O
159639X558
126938X
74780616
19131312
73800600
179101
140273X599
169465X558
136619
179716X558
179717)<558
72110606
17490508
175710
738OO400
19091416
144697
161464
144696
74780412
150127
156524
17490608
170165
17670608
17000612
156229
5479J
Chassis Lt Stamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Saddle SLKSCRE FLT SDL
Clip Insulator .406 Mtg Hole
Dash Stkscr PIm Mash Sym
Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Asm. Dash Lh
Clip "rinnerman Gdlle P/L
Panel Dash Rh
Screw Mash Trhd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Nu Keps 5/16-18unc
Hood Pnt Steel Private Label
BumperHood
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Grill/Lens Asm
Lens Grille
FenderPnt
Bracket Fender Support
Footrest Pnt. Lh
Footrest Pnt. Rh
Bolt RdHd Sht. Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 1/4-20
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille LH
Screw Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket, Grille RH
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Air Duct Private Label LT Engine
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 BL
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button BIk .359 Dia. Choke
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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GROUND DRIVE
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30
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34
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
146682
Spring Retum Brake T/a Zinc
123666X
Pulley Transaxle 18/20" tires
12000028
Ring Retainer #5100-62
121520X
StrapTorque30 Degrees
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
162240
Bracket Saddle Shift T/a
131679
Rod Shf Sdl LY!YT Str SIk Zinc
STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Cad
105701X
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
19151216
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16ga
74550412
Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch
STD551125 Washer Lock Hvy Helical I/4
STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-!6 x 1
STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc
106933X
Knob Rd 1/2-13 PIstc Thds BIk
130804
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
STD541237 Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
106888X
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
19131316
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
175765
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
71673
CapBrake Parking
174973
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
STD52.3107 Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
175578
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
120183X
Bearing Nylon BIk 6291d
STD551062 Washer21/32xlx16Ga
STD571810 Pin Ro113/16 x 1"
179114
Pulley Idler Composite Ext Hub
74760648
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc X 3
175556
Keeper Belt Idler
127783
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
154407
BeUcrankClutch Gm Dry Stl
123205X
Retainer Belt Style Spring
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
96
112
113
116
120
145
150
151
170
202
212
250
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
121749X
STD581075
12358.3X
121748X
'2228M
44971-1
19091210
t27285X
72140608
73900600
74490540
175456
19133210
178394
72110614
145212
17060612
DESCRIPTION
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Link Clutch 7 66
Spdng Return Clutch 6 75
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt Gd Drive
Keeper Belt Centerspan
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
Cover Pedal BIkRound
Pulley Eng
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Mower Drive RH
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
E-ring #5133-75
Key Square 2 0 x 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga
Key
Retainer Spdng 1.00
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
StrapTorque
Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x I
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5
SpacerRetainer
Washer 13/32x2x10Ga
KeeperBeffTransaxle
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
STEERING
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67
67
67
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TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
STEERING
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
3_
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
88
91
139768
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
10040600
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
7810H
100711L
145054X428
121749)(
153720
121232X
6855M
7380050O
74780520
74780616
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
Wheel Steering Opp Sears BIk
Axle Asm Front
Spindle Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
RingKlip#T5304-75
Bearing Col Strg BIk
Draglink
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut Hexflange Lock
Shaft Asm Strg
Bushing Link Drag BIk LR
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/4 x 3/4
RodTieWire Form 19.75 Mech
Bushing Strg. 5/8 ID Dash
Screw
Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears USA
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg.
Boot Steering Dash P/L MTL BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
ExtensionSteering Non-adjust
Cap Spindle Fr Top Bik
Fitting Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18unc
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16une x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Axle
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chasis Front
Fastner ChristmasTree
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Unc
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 taro
39
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
ENGINE
3
72
62
J
13
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OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
4
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ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720408
.......
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
33
37
137352
165291
13280324
1320O300
STD551237
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
137040
38
......
40
44
45
46
62
72
78
81
124028X
17670412
17000612
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control TlYch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Engine (See Breakdown)
Briggs, Model No28U707-1112-E1
Muffler Exh LT B&S 14HP IC OHV
Gasket Eng 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Nipple Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3
Etbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 NPT
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning/Debris Guard
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scm)
Tank Fuel Front 125
Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel 20"
Plug. drain (Order from engine mfg.)
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x/4
Washer 9132 x 7/8 x 16 ga
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 X 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
SEAT ASSEMBLY
5
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket Pvt St
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer Flat 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga
Clip Push-in Hinged
Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut
Bracket 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 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28x 96 Yet Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shld 5/16,18 Unc-2A BIk D
Nut Lock Hex "W/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U S.
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
42
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- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
DECALS
7
6
14
3
3\
/
11
9
13
15-
12
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
6
156867
181563
171704
179128
133644
7
9
10
181412
1632O4
149516
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
Decal Dash InstOper English
Decat HP Engine
Decal Hood Logo
Decal Deck
Decal Maint Cust Sears
Domestic
Decal Replcmnt
Decal Fender Craftsman White
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Acme
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
11
12
13
14
15
156439
181249
146046
181685
160396
179768X428
179769)(428
138311
181269
181270
Decal Danger Fender Eng/span
Decal Clutch/brake English
Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal Panel Dash 6sp 42"
Decal V-Belt Sch
Pad Footrest LH
Pad Footrest RH
Decal Handle LftHeight Adjust
Manual Owners English
Manual Owners Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9O40H
106108X427
°.
AND TIRES
11
9
10
11
--
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Beadng Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
124635X
7152J
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
104757X428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
10
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
8
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/'
./
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./
I'
/'
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6
6
11
5
13
19
13
2O
2O
19
15
32 "
,44
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
917.271550
LIFTASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD62.4008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Wire Asm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc
E Ring#5133-62
Washer Pltd 21/32 X 1 X 21ga
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
Grip Handle Fluted BIk
Button Plunger Red
Link Lift LH
Link Lift RH
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
TnJnnion
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring Zinc
Bearing Pvt Lift
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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MOWER DECK
157
158
_"
01.67
%
153
154_
68
_143
159 -._
144
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14
il 47
34
i
2
14
29
18
18
5
6
10--.--<
9 "-"_
46
27
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
165892
STD533107
138017
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
16546O
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
STD624008 Retainer Spring
178024
Bar Sway Deck
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
s'rD551137 Washer, Lock
14_296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8x 16 Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
173984
Screw Hex Thd Roll
129963
Washer, Spacer
15-3535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
STD533717 Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16x 16
Gauge
STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
STD624003 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
48
49
133944
174284
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
168676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720408
72140614
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam
Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Bait 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spr_ng Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Housing, Shaff and Shaft
Hardware Only - Pulley Not
Included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
I
I
0 _71B
8
7O 6A
157
47
35
48
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PEERLESS TRANSAXLE--MODEL
NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
29A
780160
29B
780051
29C
30
780199
780108
31
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 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 1.130 X .695
Ball 3/16" dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer .627 ID x
.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x
.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x
.031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
Cup Washer 1.127 ID x
.032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x ,062W
Oil Seat 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer ,312 ID x .059W
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1 /4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur
Spur Gear
Gear 1_9 teeth)
teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x
.062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x
.058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement MST - 206545C Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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BRIGGS & STRAI-I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-EI
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71
1026
54_
761
617
3o7
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27
U
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
866_
_r REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
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9_
51%
11019 LABEL KIT
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-E1
467
971
875J 711_
968
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
BRIGGS& STRATrONENGINE-MODELNUMBER28U707,TYPENUMBER1112-E1
48
NIKKI
141B j,_ _
121A CARBURETOR
130A (_
95A _P
OVERHAUL
KIT
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127A
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
BRIGGS & STRATI'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-E1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
19
11
12
PART
NO.
496412
399265
391086
494236
691165
273280
495735
27803
691666
691328
692226
KEY
NO.
108
108A
108B
117
PART
NO.
690464
692344
695419
692408
692411
117A 695415
695416
121
690191
121A 695427
125
690194
125A
DESCRIPTION
C_linder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
• Seat-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
,+ Gasket-Cylinder
Head
Breather Assembly
° Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
• Gasket-Crankcase
(.015
Thick, Std.)
692406
• Gasket-Crankcase
(.005
Thick)
692405
• Gasket-Crankcase
(.009
Thick)
13
690360
Screw (Cylinder Head)
15
690946
Plug-Oil Drain
16
690136
Crankshaft
20
291675
• Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
22
692125
Screw (Engine Sump)
23
693557
Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear)
24
222693
Key-Flywheel
25
499284
Piston Assembly (Standard)
499286
Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.)
499292
Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.)
499296
Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.)
26
495854
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
495852
Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S.)
495851
Ring Set-Piston (.020 O.S.)
495855
Ring Set-Piston (.030 O.S.)
27
691299
Lock-Piston Pin
28
498319
Pin-Piston (Standard)
498320
Pin-Piston (.005 O.S.)
29
692419
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
692420
Rod-Connecting
(.020 U.S.)
32
692852
Screw (Connecting Rod)
33
495856
Valve-Exhaust
34
495857
Valve-Intake
35
691279
Spring-Valve (Intake)
36
691279
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
37
690456
Guard-Flywheel
40
691752
Retainer-Valve
43
691968
Slinger-Governor/Oil
45
690564
Tappet-Valve
46
692421
Camshaft
48
496050
Short Block
(Replacement
Engine
311707-0028-E1)
50
690193
Manifold-Intake
51
692137°_:1:+
Gasket-Intake
53
690227
Stud (Carburetor)
54
691148
Screw (Intake Manifold)
73
690492
Scraen-Rotating
74
691655
Screw (Rotating Screen)
75
690582
Washer (Flywheel)
78
690661
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
93
690602
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
94
498030
Idle Mixture Kit
94A
695425
Idle Mixture Kit
95
691636
_1 Screw (Throttle Valve)
95A
690716
_ Screw (Throttle Valve)
98
495800
Idle Speed Kit
98A
695406
Idle Speed Kit
104
690525
O Pin-Float Hinge
104A 694918
_, Pin-Floal Hinge
105
231855
_ Valve-Float Needle
105A 694922
Q Valve-Float Needle
106
690577
Q Seat-Inlet
127
695005
127A 690727
130
691750
130A 695418
131
494379
131A 695421
133
494381
133A 694914
137
281165
137A 695426
141
495097
141A 495931
141B
142
146
167
176
695420
692412
691639
692297
691917
186
187
692317
691050
188
192
202
209
216
217
222
227
231
231A
232
238
240
265
267
276
276A
287
304
305
691693
691986
262767
692208
691840
695409
694042
691374
691636
690718
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255
695410
691002
690844
690960
RPM Settings:
_
$
+
Included
Included
121 and
Included
977 and
Included
NOTE:
inches
54
DESCRIPTION
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)
Valve-Choke
CI Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
121Jet-Main (Standard)
_l Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Carburetor (Nikki)
(Service with Walbro
Carburetor only)
_1 Plug-Welch
_1 Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle
Throttle Shaft Kit
Throttle Shaft Kit
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor
Q:I: Gasket-Float
Bowl
_:
Gasket-Float
Bowl
Choke Shaft Kit (Manual
Choke)
Choke Shaft Kit (Choke A
Matic)
Choke Shaft Kit
_1 Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Nut (Air Cleaner)
• O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner
Base)
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker
Arm
Link-Mechanical
Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Spring-Choke
Return
Bracket-Control
Control Lever-Governor
_ Screw (Choke Valve)
_ Screw (Choke Valve)
Spring-Governor
Link
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
_1:1: Sealing Washer
_:I: Sealing Washer
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Low Speed:
High Speed:
1900-2100
3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
121A
in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
977A
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S.
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271550
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28U707, TYPE NUMBER 1112-E1
KEY
NO.
305A
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
344
358
363
369
383
404
445
455
462
467
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
562
579
601
614
616
617
633
634
PART
NO.
692127
690499
691003
693551
690323
497608
495859
691061
491055
693675
691580
19203
695422
89838
691691
496894
691173
691261
691668
691063
691532
691251
693699
692024
692014
281370
691398
497603
491986
691119
691029
95162
691620
692012
692138
695414
690801
634A
690802
635
668
691
692
697
711
718
727
729
729A
732
733
741
757
758
759
761
783
789
691909
691323
692407
690572
690372
690703
690959
490324
691335
691224
691002
691658
691284
691714
692423
691239
691096
693713
692037
KEY
NO.
789A
797
801
802
603
830
842
847
851
868
871
875
877
883
914
934
947
947A
967
968
971
975
975A
977
977A
987
987A
996
1005
1006
1019
1022
1023
1026
PART
NO.
695050
693167
691429
691286
693757
691095
691870
496415
692424
690968
690969
694942
393456
692236
690960
691058
692734
695423
272403
691916
692129
495933
695417
690192
695428
691326
690998
690678
695056
690452
496758
272475
691192
692003
692011
1029 691751
1034 690822
1036 695700
1051 691265
1058 274789
1090 497605
1091 691333
1095 691581
1119 691183
1127 691657
1127A695427
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Armature Magneto)
Spark Plug
Screw (Cable Clamp)
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Spring-Float Bowl
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Cup-Flywheel
Washer (Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
° Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor
Lever
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
• O-Ring Seal (Intake Manifold)
Seal-Choke/Throttle
Shaft
Q Seal/Spring Assembly (Manual
Choke)
_1 Seal/Spring Assembly (Choke
A Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Spacer
° Governor Shaft Seal
Spring-Detent
Screw (Starter Motor)
Screw (Carburetor Shield)
Pin-Locating
Cover-Starter Drive
Clip-Wire
Clip-Wire
Screw (Starter Drive Cover)
Screw (Flywheel)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweight)
Gear-Pinion
Harness-Wiring
RPM Settings:
_
_
+
°+
_
O
,+
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. No.
121 and 121A
Includec_ in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key. No.
977 and 977A
Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE:
inches
55
•
DESCRIPTION
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
Dipstick/Tube Seal
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark
Plug
Seal-Valve
Bushing-Guide
Base-Air Cleaner
Wire-Connector/Alternator
Gasket-Exhaust
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
Solenoid-Fuel
Solenoid-Fuel
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle
Shaft
Seal.Throttle
Shaft
Shield-Carburetor
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker
Cover
Cover-Rocker Arm
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Label-Emissions
Ring-Retainer
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
Valve Gasket Set
Screw (Alternator)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Screw (Float Bowl)
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S.
NOTES
NOTES
57
NOTES
58
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