Craftsman 917.271633 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICRRFTSMRWI
16.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271633
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am- 5 pm, Mort. Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Maintenance ........................................ 17
Service and Adjustments ..................... 21
Storage ................................................ 27
Troubleshooting .................................. 28
Repair Parts ......................................... 32
Parts Ordedng ...................... Back Cover
Warranty ................................................ 2
Safety Rules .......................................... 3
Product Specifications........................... 6
Assembly ............................................... 8
Operation ............................................. 11
Maintenance Schedule ....................... 17
LIMITED'rWOYEAR WARRAN'rY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of pumhase, 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 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 ridingequipment, 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 accordingto the instructionscontained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is =used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profitis made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA3-1"ERY
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 dding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service Is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME
WARRAN'I'Y SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal dghts, and you may also have other dghts wNch
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing o.bects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
I. GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow ell
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructionsin the manual and on the
controland tipover accidents, which can resuit in severe injury or death. All slopes
machine before starting.
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
• Only allow responsibleadults, who are
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, de not
familiar with the instructions,to operate
mow it.
the machine.
DO:
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which couldbe picked
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
• Be sure the area is dear of other people
limbs, etc.
before mowing. Stop machine ff anyone
Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven
enters the area.
terrain could overtum the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
necessary. Always look down and
that you will not have to stop or shift
behind before and while backing.
while on the slope.
Followthe manufacturer's recommenda• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
tions for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without either
weights to improve stability.
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
Use extra care with grasscatchers or
place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before taming.
the stabilityof the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
Keep ell movement on the slopes slow
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
and gradual. Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
changes in speed or direction.
keys before dismounting.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, if
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
• Stop engine before removing grass
and proceed slowly straight down the
catcher or uncloggingchute.
slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
• Do not operate the machine while under
and then, tam slowly and gradually
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
downhill, if possible.
• Watch for trafficwhen operating near or
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
crossing roadways.
embankments. The mower could
• Use extra care when loading or unloadsuddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
log the machine into a trailer or truck.
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
• Data indicatesthat operators, age 60
caves in.
years and above, are involved in a large
• Do notmow on wet grass. Reduced
parcentage of ridingmower-related
trectJon could cause sliding.
injuries. These operators should
• Do not tryto stabilize the machine by
eveluate their abilityto operate the riding
putting yourfoot on the ground.
mower safely enough to protect them• Do not use grass catcher on steep
selves and othersfrom serious injury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-upwhich can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. 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.
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III.CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are otlen attracled 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
respons_le adult.
• Be alert.and rum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
. Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with ,,ha engine n_nn_ng. 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 debds build-up, Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, end 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 see'icing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
•
people before mowing. Stop machine If
•
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or chlldran
even with the blades O1t.
•
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso•
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
•
and be sedously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
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Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mew up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not aeross.
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.
• 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 tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommendedby 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 con lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
A_kWARNING: 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.
_Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!I1 BECOMEALERTlll YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_)_WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
_CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always
disconnect spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
_CAUTION;
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT
3ASOLINE
CAPACITY
A.NDTYPE:
1.25
UNLEADED
REGULAR
3ILTYPE
_,PI-SF - SJ):
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
3.0 PINTS
CHAMPION RCt2YC
OIL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
SAP: .030")
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1ST
2ND
3RD
4TH
5TH
6TH
REVERSE:
TIRE PRESSURE:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BATTERY:
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 expedence 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".
SPECIFICATIONS
1.1
1.4
2.2
3,4
4.3
5.5
1.7
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules,
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
FRONT:t4 PSi
REAR: 12 PSI
3 AMPS BA3-rERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
AMP/HR:
25
MIN. CCA: 190
CASE SIZE:U 1R
/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 (ff 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).
BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheet Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
['[J_[:_
Steering
_
(1) HexBolt 5/16-18x 1-1/4Wheel
11) Locknut 5/16-18_
Adapter
Steering
(11Lockwasher 3/8 1
teedng
EhXta'f_sion
_Boot
Seat
I1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
(2) Keys
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Video
Cassette
Yournew tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
_
Insert
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When dght or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
J
_
fSteedng Boot
SteedngWheel
operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
Tabs
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
Adapter---"-"_
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
A'n'ACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steedng 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 steedng boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
7. Snap steedng wheel insert into center
of steedng wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and gall.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
secure,
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Positionfront wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steedng wheel adapter from
steedng wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cress bars
are horizontal (left to dght) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
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HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BA'rrERY
1. Liftseat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
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).
/abe_
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instructionbelow to remove the tractor
from the skid,
Terminal
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2, Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
Batter
Door
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1, Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5, Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely, Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
-_WARNING: Before starting, read,
understand and follow all ins_tructldns
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 parldng 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 laver to 1st gear.
8, Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9, Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructionsthat follow.
Bolt
Flat
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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(If previously removed)
t. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over frent
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Mulcher
Def[eclor
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 "1"0 ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Plate
/ CHECKLIST
_'
Latch
Hooks
_ILCAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching mulcher plate and
allow it to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower is now ready
for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSi shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK 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.
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST
PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION
FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
v" All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
/ Battery is pmpedy prepared end
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
ovednflated at the factory).
J Be sure mower deck is propedy leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results, (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
•/ Check mower and drive bells. Be sure
they are muted propedy around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USEYOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
•/ Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BAI"FERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
t
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWERLI_
r 'l R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
FORWARO
FAST
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
(SEE SAFE'rY
SLOW
!
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE
RULES
HAZARDS
SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(AutomaticModels only)
DANGER_ KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiadze yourself with the locations of
various centrals and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch
Ignition Switch
Lift
Ammeter
i"_ _.,_"-.,,
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
Attachment
Lift Lever
Crutch/Brake
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractorsconform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
A'rrACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
A'n'ACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCWBRAKE 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 startingand
stopping the en_g=ine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turnsthe headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL- Used
for starting and controllingengine speed,
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Yourtractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position, Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Choke-_
Clutch/
Position
Brake
=Engaged"
Position
Lever
Position
STOPPING
Position
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor Is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility,always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as oescdbed above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE TH RO'rFLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO 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: Bdng tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE TO ADJUST MOWER CuI-nNG HEIGHT
• To stop ground drive, depress clutcW
The position of the attachment lift lever
brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position.
determines the cutting height.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
• Grasp lift lever.
position.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
ENGINE lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approxi• Move throttle control to slow position.
mately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
NOTE: Failureto move throttle controlto
measured from the ground to the blade
slow position and allowing engine to idle
tip with the engine not running. These
before stopping may cause engine to
heights are approximate and may vary
"backfire".
depending upon soil conditions, height of
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
grass and types of grass being mowed.
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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• 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
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 disengage attachment clutch control
_I, CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment
ClutchLever
Attachemnt
=Engaged""
Posi#on
, Position
Low
position
Position
Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_kCAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not ddve across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hi((s.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push elutch/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 slightlyas 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.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specificationsof the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use (_ommonsense when towing,
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. "rims can lose tractionwith
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTINGTHE
ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wad for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add ell until "FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (Sea "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
Oil Fill Cap/
Dipstick
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ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve llfe). Do not
mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in
quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh,
clean winter grade gasoline to help
insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructionsfor
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_,CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
NOTE: Beforestarting,read thewarm and
coldstarling _res
below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuouslyfor
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, 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.
TO START ENGINE
When startingthe engine forthe ifrst ifma or if
the engine has run out offuel, itwil take extra
crankingifma to move fuel from the tankto
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 oontrol to choke position.
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: ffat a highaltitude (above 3000 feet)
or in coldtemperatures(below32 F) the
carburetorfuelmixture may need to be
ac_ustadfor best engine performance. See
"1"OADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service
andA_ustments section of this manual.
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MOWINGTIPS
• Mower should be propedy leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the dght 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.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clip.
pings. 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 throtUe
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.
MULCHING MOWINGTIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the
grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrede quickly
to provide nutrientsfor the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
eady aftemoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts off
only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow northto south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
f
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MAINTENANCESCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLE3E
REGULAR SERVICE
ER_CEDATES
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on thistractordoes not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence, To receive full value
from the warranty,operator must maintain
tractor as instructedin this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
pedodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustmentssection 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
1, Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
intedeck systems for proper operation.
5, Check for loose fasteners.
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LUBRICATION
_) SpindLe
Zerk
(_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
CHART
Zerk
Bearing Zerk
, - _,--_
shirt
L _ _.,
'"- - _ Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOROIL
@GENERALPURPOSE GREASE
@REFER TO Maintenance=ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or graase 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
17 sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always
observe
safetyruleswhen
performing
anymaintenance.
BRAKE
OPERATION
Iftractor
requires
more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adusted. (See =ro ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Serv ce and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(Sea =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
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working propedy. 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 perking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer secudng blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on 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.
TrailingEdgeUp
MandrelAss/embly
Blade Center _
"
_---Hex Bolt(Grade)"_"l_'._
*A Grade8 heat1rearedboltcanbe identified
bysix lineson the bolthead.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• 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 instructionssupplied
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 unthraaded
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.
Center Hole
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BA'n'ERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
m 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 BA'R'ERY 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 _lly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only Use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF- SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.
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°E Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container,
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipsticktube. Pour slowty. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstickfor
checking level. Be sure dipstickcap Is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick,
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Closed
Oil Drain Valve
Locked
position
DrainTube
and Ca_
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubbom dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
2. Remove hex bolts from blower
housing and lift housing off engine.
3. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
4. Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
5. To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
BlowerHousing
o1,: :2
Dipstick
5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
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 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
cartddge.
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.
Cover Knob
B Nut
Hox
Pre-Cleaner
Foam
_
Air c creen
Cartridge
_Base
EngineCooling Fins
_J"_
Plug
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
AIR FILTER
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Yourengine will not run properly using a
Spark plug type and gap setting are
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
after every 25 hours of operation or every
section of this manual.
season. Service paper cartridge every
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
100 hours of operation or every season,
The fuel filter should be replaced once
whichever occurs first.
each season. If fuel filter becomes
Service air cleaner more often under
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburedusty conditions.
tor, replacement is required.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
plug fuel line sections.
2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
line with arrow pointing towards
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
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carburetor.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp __
_-_
FuelRl_er
CLEANING
• Clean
Clamp
f, seat, finish, etc.
n matter.
,_CAUTION:
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
:
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front linksfrom deck by
removing retainer springs.
Small Retainer
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 linksand hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions,
Suspension Arms
- _
SquareHole
Clutch Spdng_
Link
RetaLner
Anti-Sway
Spdngs
(Both Sides)
Collar
Housing Guide
Large
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower white tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
t res are properly inflated (See PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS section of ths
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not pmpedy
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpointof both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on
both sides ot mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottomedgeof
mowerto
ground__
• 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"
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 trunnionon both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
* When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
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Bottomedge of
mowerto
ground
AT"U "ITA
Am_
Lift Link
Adius!_-_erd
Nut----'---'FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-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.
Front Links
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/ Mandrel
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools, Perk the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake,
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in ell pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6, Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necescary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
With Parking Brake =Engaged"
Nut "A"
Nut
_-_
Mandrel
Pulley
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 clutclVbrake 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'.
I_Opera
._J AiTn ring
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Clutchin
Transaxle
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TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position.The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, procead as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment boil, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be pumhased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Retaining
Axle
Cover
I
Gearshift Lever
Square Key _
(Rear Wheel Only)
Neutral Lock Gate
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BA'n'ERY
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEELTOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toe.
in or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining dng and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square kay - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
_CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around battedes.
If your battery is 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: Yourtractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER1. BLACK cable first from chassis end
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both battedes.
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PositiveTerminal
Negative Terminal
Nut
Positive (Red) Cable
Battery
posi_ve Terminal
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BATTERY
_CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
hands, dngs, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Liftseat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
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
kegs nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
Rex
Bclt
Negative (Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the gdll.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged widng may cause your
tractorto run poorly,stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
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ENGINE
Maintenance,repair,or replacementof the
emissioncontroldevines and systems,which
are beingdone at the customersexpense,
may be performedby any r'_n-roadengine
repairestablishmentor individual.Warranty
repairemustbe performedby an authorized
enginemanufacturer'sservice outlaL
TO ADJUSTTHRO'rFLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throt_ controlhas been preset at the
factory and a_ustment should net be
necessary.
Check adjustmentas described
belowbeforeloosening cable, If a_ustment
is necessary,proceedas follows:
1. W'_ engine not maNng, move throttle
controllever from slowto choke posilJon.
Slowlymove lever from choke to fast
position.
2. Check that boles=A" in governorcontrol
lever and bole il governorplate line-up.
ff boles "A" are notailgned, loosen damp
screw and move throttle cable un_l boles
are aligned. T_jhten damp screw
securely.
Governor
Governor
trol Plate
ClamF _IL_N Throttle
T_h.L
,
Screw
L,aDI8
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: _ carburetoron thisengine is low
_.
It is e_Jippedwith an idlefuol
a_us_ng needlewith a limitercap, which
alows soma adjustmentwithinthe limits
alowed bythe cap. De not attemptto remove
the Umifercap. The limitercap carl_t be
removedwithoutbreaking the a_usting
needle.
The cad0uretorhas been preset at the factory
and adjustmentshouldnotbe necessary.
Hov_ver, minora_uslment may be required
to compensatefor differencesin fuel,
temperature, altifudeorload. If the carburetor
does need adjustment, proceed as folows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve In
(clockwise) decreasesthe supply of fuel to
engine gMng a leaner tueVair mixture.
Turning the idle mixture vak_ out (seunterckx_. 'se) increasesthe supply of fuel to 9"_
eng=negiving a richerfueVair mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needlo valve
and the seat in carburetor may resultif screw
is turned in too tight
PREUMINARY SETTING 1. Air cleanerassembly must be assembled
to the carburetor when makingcarburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle controlcable is
ac_ustedproperly(see above).
FINALSETTING 1. Startengineand ailow fo warm for five
minutes. Make filial adjustments with
engine runn_g and shitthuctioncontrol
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow
position. W;th finger, rotate and hold
throttle lever againstidlespeed screw.
Turn idlespeed screwto attain1750
RPM.
3. Whlie stil holding throttle lever aga_st
idle speed screw, turn idle mixturevalve
full traveldeakwise then c_Jnterclockwise untilengine runsrough. Turn valve
to a pointmidwaybetweenthosetwo
p_sitiens. Releasethrottlelever.
ACCELERATION TEST.
4. Move throttle controlleverfrom slowto
fast position, it enginehesitates or des,
tum idle mixturevalve out (cc_nteml_.k.
wise) 1/8turn. Repeat testand cen'_nue
to adjust,if necessary,untilengine
acceleratessmoothly.
Highspead stop is factoryadjusted. Donot
a_ust - damagemay result.
IMPORTANT: Nevertamperwith the engine
governor,wNch isfactory set forproper
eng_e speed. Overspeeding the engine
above the factory highspeed setting can be
dangerous. If you think the engine-governod
high speed needs edjus_ng, contact a
Sears or other qualified service center,
wNch has proper equipment and experience
to make any necessary adjustments.
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Idle_
Throttle
Wrth Limiter
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.
_I, CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any 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 baits, 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.
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 pedods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum doposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor,fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experiance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2, Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Tum ignition key to =START_ position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture, Do not use plastic, Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Willn_start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
10.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel rifler.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7,
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
8.
Enginewill not
turn over
Engine valvesout of
adjustment.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Sea "3"o Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a a Sears or other
qualified service center.
9. Faulty operator presence
swflch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6, Check all wiring.
7. Check/replaca ignition
switch.
8. Check]replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks bul
will not start
CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank.
2, See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air rifler.
6. Replace fuel rifler.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel fiflar.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Checklreplace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
'ROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART
CORRECTION
CAUSE
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11 .Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Lcose or damaged wiring.
14.Carburetar out of
adjustment.
15.Eogine valves out of
adjustment.
Exceaslve
_ibratlon
1. Wom, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3, Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11 .Clean engine air screentfins.
12.Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged pads.
Engine continues
e run
when operator
leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operatar-safety
presence control system,
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact a
Sears or other qualified
service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. "13ghtan
blade bolt.
2, Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower,
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Mowerbladeswill
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
CHART
CAUSE
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Wom/damaged mower
ddve belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley,
I 4. Frozen blade mandrel.
3, Replace idler puney.
4. Replace blade mandrel,
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST' position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
=3. Wet grass.
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade,
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower ddve belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive boll.
9. Blades imprepedy installed. 9, Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
1O.lmproper blades used.
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1. Switch is "OFF'.
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned
out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
1, Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faullyallernator.
Engine"backfires"
whenturnlng
engine"OFF"
2. Replace mower ddve belt.
1. Engine speed too slow.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
CORRECTION
1. Remove obstruction,
1. Turn switch =ON",
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace light switch.
4. Check widng and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
I. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOV_' position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine,
3O
1. Move throttle control to
"SLOV_' position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR'" MODEL NUMBER 917,271633
NOTE
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NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
4O
41
42
43
45
52
Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20uric x 3/4
Case BatteW
Switch, Inledock Push-In
Harness Asm Ught W/4152J
Bulb Light #t 156
Cable BatleP/6 Ga 11" red
Cable BatteW 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 20AMP
Nut, Kegs Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" bl_ck
Sv_tch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign Molded Cra6sman
Harness Ign
Bolt B_k.Fin Hex 1/4-20 Uric x 1/2
CoverTerrninalRed
Solenoid
Amrneter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protecgon Wire Loop
NOTE:
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74760412
156417
15,3664
175688
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
178437
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
All component dimensions give in U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
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-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
2O7
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208
74
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TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
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17
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25
26
28
29
3O
31
37
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51
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55
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64
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142
143
144
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$1D522507
STD533707
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STD541437
165867
154966
175582
156524
170165
17670508
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165919
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Chassis
DlaV/_al"
Screw 3/g-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
D_sh.
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x t
panel. DaSh, LH.
Clip T_nnerrnan Gdlle P/L
Panel, Asm. SLKSCR Dash R,H.
Screw Thdret 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
BumperHood
Washer 13/22 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
NUt, Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8ol 6 UNC
Grtlle w/Lens Asm.
Lens, Grille
Fender
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Tndrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot
Nut Lock w/Insed 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex WSHD 8-1g x 7/8
Bracket Gritte PLckolfRH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
BoltRdhdS nk3i8o16UNCx3/4
Dash L_er _J1.T
NOt,Crowetock 3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Foolreet
Rod PIvol Ch asslsJl-lood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 "1_
Screw Tndrol 5/8-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdret 3/8-16 x 1/2
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions give In U.S. Inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
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GROUND DRIVE
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168
163
166
156
113
51
5
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77
26
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-- MODEL
NUMBER
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GROUND
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
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2
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5
6
8
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11
13
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16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
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29
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34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
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106933X
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17060616
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160855
169691
17060612
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Dana D4360-140
Spring Retum Brake T/a Zinc
Polley Transaxle 1 3/20" 6res
Ring Retainer #5100-62
Str=zpTorque 30 Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
RodShifter Fender STLT
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 Cad
WaSher Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W]Patch
Washer Lock Hvy HeliCal 1/4
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5!16-18 Gr.5
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/3-15unc x 1 Gr,5
Hut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc "FndsBLk
Rod Brake Btk Zinc 26 840
NutHexJam3/8-teUnc
Spdng Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
CapBrakeParking
Bracket Mtg Tr&qsaxle
BoltHexHdS/f6-f8uncx3/4
Shaft Asm pedal Foot
Beadng Nylon Blk 529 Id
Washergt/32xtx16Ga
PinRol13/16xt"
PulleyComposlte Flat
Bolt FLnHex 3/6-16unc x 3
Spacer Split Steel
Keeper Bert Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pulley Idler
Bellcrank Clutch Grad Div STL
Retainer Belt Style Spdng
BoltHexHd3/8-15uncx1*l/2
NufCrownlock3/8-15UNC
NutCrownLock3i16-18
Link Clutch 7 66
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Screw 3/8-16 x t.0
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
8883R
175410
71170764
S_51143
t 54778
134683
10950_X
121749X
S/_581075
123583X
t21748X
2228M
131488
165594
165711
19171216
166229
150360
158391X425
124346X
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
153
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
V-Belt Gd Ddve
Keeper Belt Centerspan
Screw 3/6-16 x 3/4
t9091210
127285X
S-1_533710
739006GO
175456
191337.10
1660(_
165589
165494
721404(_
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
t654_
165580
173898
169613
169593
72110614
145212
DESCRIPTION
Cover Pedal BIk Round
Pulley Eng
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lod< Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt E nglne
Guide Belt Mower Ddve RH
Spacer Split
Washer 23/32 x 1 t/4 x t6 Ga
E-ring#5133-75
Key Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-3/8 x 16ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring,Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Link Trar_Saxle
Nut, Ny_ock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Threading, Washer
Hdl/4
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
StrapTorque
BoltRdHdSqnk3/8-16xlUnc
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Uric
SpacerRetainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Shred 5/161D x 1,125
Bracket Shift Mount
HubTaperedFtangeShiftLt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
NUtCrownlock 1/4-20 UNC
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 UNC x I Gr.5
Washer 5/8 x ,281 x 10 G&
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/t 6-18 x 5/3
Bolt shoulder 5/1 6-18 x ,561
Plate Fastening Lt
KeeperBeltT/A
NyllnerSnap-ln5/8"lD
WasherNyl7/81Dx,105"
Bolt Cart Sh 3/6-f 6 x t -3/4 Gr,5
NOt Hex Flange Lock
NO]E: All component dlmens]or_sgive In U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
STEERINGASSEMBLY
:38
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
STEERINGASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
63
65
67
68
71
82
85
8_
91
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
139768
154427
169840
18583_
856_-I
121748X
19272016
12(XX)029
3385R
175121
S]_851137
136518
145212
177876
128547X
19131416
17(_60612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139799
19133819
STD541537
100711L
148554X429
121749X
153720
121232X
8555M
STD541431
74780520
$1_523710
160367
72140618
169827
175146
185835
1:33835
175118
175553
Steedng Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spledle Assembly, LH.
Splndte Assembly, R.H.
Beating, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 19 Gauge
Ring, Kllp
Bearteg, Steerlng Column
LIr'=k,Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut Lock Hex Flange
Shetl Asm. Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8o16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steerlng
Screw Tf #10-32 x 5 x 3/9 Flange
Cap Wheel Steer OPP BIk
Washer 13/32. x 2-3/9 x 12 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/8o24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Bout, Steedng Dash P/L MtJBIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Steedng Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/13-19 UNC
Bolt Fln Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc, x 1 Gr, 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-19 x 2ol/4
Brace Axle
Steedng Asm.
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener Clvlst_
Tree
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Unc
Ctlp Steedng
NOIE: All component dimensions given In U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
ENGINE
62
13
4
29
23
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
KEY
NO.
pART
NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720410
........
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
137352
165291
148456
$ID551237
169837
137180
10g_02X
158990
123487X
33
DESCRIPTION
Cont rolThrottle/Choke
Screw Hex Thd CLIt1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Brlggs
Model 310707-0137-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Tube Drain Oil
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield BRFUDBR Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel I 25 Fr
Cap Asm FLbalW/_ym Vente_
Clamp Hose B4k
KEY
NO.
37
38
40
44
45
46
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
137040
Line Fuel20"
148315
Ping Oil Dra_n
124028X
Bustling Snap Nyl Bik Fuel Line
17670412
S_rew Hexw_h Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
17(3(30612
Screw H exW_h Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
19091416
Washer 9/3_ X 7/8 X 16ga
$1_)551131 Washer Lock HW Hlcl _pr 5/16
72
71070512
Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4
78
17060620
Screw 3/8-16x1 *1/4
81
73510400
N_ Keps Hex 1/4-20unc
NOllE: A_Icomponent dimer,_ons given in U.S. inc_ss
1 inc_ = 25.4 mm
40
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
3
13
2
6
12
117_
6
13
15
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120163X
125631X
122365X
13_865
139866
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/
PILInger
Shalt Asm. Uft RH
Pin Groove
ERIng #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 G&
Bearing Nylong
GdpHandleFluted
Bulton Plunger Read
Link Asrn Lilt LH.
Link Asm Ult R.H,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
STD624006
Retainer Spring
15
173288
Link FlOnt
16
73350800
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
17
175689
Trunnio_ Front Susp.
18
73800800
Nut Lockwiwsh 1/2-13 Unc
19
139868
ArrnSuspenslonMower
20
163552
Retainer Spring
31
169865
Beadng, PvL Ufl.
_
73540600
Nut Cmwnlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All co rnpor,ent dirnensioP,,s
given In U.S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.271633
SEAT ASSEMBLY
=4\
%
5
__1173
12
11
KEY
NO.
pART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivol Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16ur_ X 1
Washer 13/3_ X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk ZI
Screw 3/8-16 X 1 -1/2
Washer 13/32 X I X 14 Ga
pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bo;t Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
SpacerSplit 28X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bott Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
8olt Shoutder 5/16-18 X 62
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
$1D541431
19171912
127018X
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S, inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mrn
42
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917271633
DECALS
6
4
7
7
10
2
13
14
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
156368
174210
171696
171697
176677
133644
177253
172331
163204
Decal, Oper. Instn
Decal, Replcrnnt
Decal, Hood Rh
Deck, Hocd Lh
Decal, Hp Engtne
Decal, MaJnt Customer Sears Dorn
Decal, Hood Side
Decal Mower
Decal, Fender Craltsman
WHEELS &TIRES
2_
5,8
4,10
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
10
12
13
14
20
------
156439
146046
177259
160396
149516
138311
165EOOX428
165799X428
179167
179168
Decal, FenderDanger
Decal, V-belt Dr Sch
Decal, DaSh, Panel
Decal, V-belt Schematic
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lnt Handle
Pod, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual,Owner's(English)
Manuai,Owner's(Spanlsh)
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
- -
59192
65139
10_.22X
59904
106732X427
2781-1
_
106108X427
10_268X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Va)ue Tire
SlemValue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Scrvlce
Fntlng Grease
Bearntg Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White SePvice
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Seivlce
Tube ReaJr9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tim (t 0 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dlrner,.sio_,sgiven in U.S. inches
I Inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
o- MODEL
NUMBER 917.271633
MOWERDECK
_
106
102
:!_!4
103
lO5
1/06
IO2_t
34
2223 24
\
2
29
44
27
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO.
I
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
48
49
50
5t
PART
NO.
165892
$1_533107
138017
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
$1_024008
Retainer Spring
130832
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bctt Hex 3/8_24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
STD551137 Washer, Lock
140296
We.sher, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Sha0Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
1 I0485X
Beating, Ball, Maedrel
174493
Stripper, Verlt ed Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Cardege 5/16-18x5/8
102827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vodex
$1_._41431
NutCrownlockS!16_16UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spdng, Torsion, Detlector
110452X
Nut, Push
13C°_68X428 Si_eld, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32x,_Sxt6Ga=
131491
Red,Hinge
157722
ScrewThdroIWasher Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Ma.edrel
178342
Nut, Toplock, Ftanged
STD533717 Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
STD551037 Washer 13/32x13,/16xt6Ga,
$1"D541437 NutCrownlock3/_-16UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
$1D624003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. ROll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer. Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bcff, Shoulder #10-24Grede5
STD541410 Locknut
KEY
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
02
101
102
10_
104
105
106
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
PART
NO.
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
S_o41437
136420
71081010
19061216
$1_551110
160793
2029.1
19131312
STD523710
ST_o33710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169678
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
GLLard,11JV _dler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mutcher Cover
Scow
WaSher #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer13/32 x13/16 x12 Ga_
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr.5
Bolt, RdhdSqnk3/8-16UNCx
1
ArmSprlngBrakeMower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
KeeperBolt42"ClutchCable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Cardage Idler
SpdngExtenslon
SpdngReturnldler
RetainerSpdngYellowZtnc
Washer 9F32x3/4x16Ga.
Bracelet Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
SpringRetentionLever
Spacer
RedClutch
ScrewHexThdCutl/4-20x5i8
Bolt Tdhd Sge 3/8-16UNC x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Incluhes Key
Numbers 8-10. t 3-15, 31 and 32)
Replacernent Mortar. Complete
NOLO: AIIcompenentdimenslonsgiveninU.S.Inches
1 Inch=25.4mrn
45
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-- MODEL NU MBER 917.271633
DANATRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER D4360-140
_5
2O
21
7
22
24
25
31
32
33
_13
59
768
69
46
TRACTOR o- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
DANATRANSAXLE- - MODEL NUMBER D4360-140
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
170981
2274J
1344(X3
I(ToS04X
16O94O
138235
108727X
148266
148269
2225J
134793
148268
120415X
142674
170983
170986
105909X
105910)(
160942
160943
148267
138236
73810500
142676
2244J
105916X
12047OX
110070X
142677
142681
124644X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
2228J
170987
174255
124639X
DESCRIPTION
Housing,Upper
ScTew,Tapping, 1/4-20 X .734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Tapping, No. 10-24 X .482
Asey, Kit, Shifter
V-Ring
Beadng, Flange
seal, Oil
Ring, Ret_dnlng
+Assy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.38 X .046
Key, Woodruff, No. 9
Assy, K_t, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel 12T
Ring,Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Cover, Detent
Gear, Spur. 1 2T
Collar, Clutch
Asey, Kit, Clutch Keys
Nut, Lock, 5/16-24
Shaft, letermediata
Key, Woodruff, No. 61
Ring, Retathing
Sprocket, 1 8T
Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X .494
Gear, Spur, 37T
Gear, Spur, 35T
Gear, Spur, 30T
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 22T
Gear, Spur, 19T
Washer, Plain, .640 X 1,37 X ,061
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X ,046
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X ,031
Assy, Gear, Comb., 12T & 301"
Shaft, Idler
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
_
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
Spacer, .633 X .67 X .755
Sprocket, 9+1+
Gear, Bevet, 36T
*Asey, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
ShaJt, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur, 15T
Gear, Spur, 20T
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 28T
Gear, Spur, 31T
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1,00 X +060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain, ,758 X 1.25 X ,031
Axle, LH
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Spllned
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32T
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idler
Axle, RH
Housing,Lower
Disc, Brake
Spacer, Brake Pu<;k
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dower
Screw, Tapping,5/10-18 X 2,35
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain, .321 X 1.00 X ,055
Brac_<et,Anti-Rotation
Puck, FrletJon
Washer, Anti Rotation
Grease
120472X
105928X
170988
134394
120473X
142678
143697
124641X
1(To589X
120408)(
105937X
2226.1
134401
2264J
160946
1_
160948
110071X
120952X
170991
160950
1709_
7294J
108689X
160952
120_54X
160953
138244
108996X
160954
120951X
174256
120416X
NOTS: All component dimensions given in U,S.
Lnches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
* Use in vautous combinations to rnalntain proper
clearances.
Order Key No. 15.
°*° Silicone Sealant 1o be applied between
Upper and Lower Housings (use Lontite Ultra
Gray Silicone 569g or equivalent).
47
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-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
BRIGGS & STRA'I-I'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
REQUIRES SPEC AL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
53 .,'O
691wl
48
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
BRIGGS & STRATI'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
467_
971
i
240@
176
616t
[ 1019 LABEL KIT
]
404_
614P
404@
,Jt_
I 1058 OWNER'S MANUAL
I
F
E62_
276
1127_1
_-1420
1_-117
4,9
'4''
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
BRIGGS & STRA]'FONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
(_
I
1036 LABEL-EMISSIONS
I
1006 _
_
287_1
305 _
363_
709A
524_
5O
474
877
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
CA,..
977
RBURE'rOR
GA,,
121 CARBURETOR
SKET SET.
OVERHAUL KIT
lo4_ 1270 :,75_
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
137_
9879 95_,
_
51_-_
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
639(__:_
20_
2
17_
NIKKI
130A_:)_ll
231A '_
121A CARBURETOR
U
0+A TA+"Jl
51_
95A_
OVERHAUL KIT
276A_)
104A_
127A
_
+OSA_
987A÷
137A O
231A_
977A CARBURETOR
5__I_A_
112:: A
369 II
5,7A
0
51
€"_,137A
51_
GASKET SET
_'75A
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
BRIGGS & STRA'I'rON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
690156
399265
391086
494238
8
9
10
11
12
690188
692410
495735
27803
691666
691328
692226
692406
692405
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
690360
690946
690136
291675
692125
693557
222698
692271
692272
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
692273
692274
690162
692164
692166
692168
691299
498319
498320
692419
499940
692852
495856
495857
691279
691279
690456
691752
691968
690564
692421
692706
50
51
53
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
94A
95
95A
98
98A
104
104A
105
105A
690193
692137°
690227
691148
690492
691674
690582
690661
690602
498030
695425
691636
690718
495800
695406
690525
694918
231855
694922
26
27
28
29
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
C_linder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
, Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
106
108
108A
108B
690577
690464
692344
695419
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke(Choke-A-Matic)
Valve-Choke
H ead-Cylinder
Gasket-CylinderHead
Breather Assembly
• Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
° Gasket-Crankcase
117
692408
692411
695415
695416
690191
695427
• (,015 Thick, Std)
Gasket-Crankcase
(,005 Thick)
° Gasket-Crankcase
,009 Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
• Seal*Oil
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (,010 O.S.)
125
125A
690194
127
127A
130
130A
131
131A
133
133A
137
137A
141
695005
690727
691750
895418
494379
695421
494381
694914
281165
695426
495097
Piston Assembly
Assembly 1"020
O.S.I
Piston
.030 O,S,
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston
(.020 O.S.)
RingSet-Piston
(.030 O.S.)
Look-Piston
Pin
Pin-Piston (Standard)
Pin-Piston (.020 O.S.)
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
Rod-Connecting
().020 U.S.
Screw(Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhauet
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve
Intake
Spring-Valve
(Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (311707_0028 E1 Replacement
Engine)
Manifold-Intake
O.1:+ Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Retating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer(Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Bushing-ThrotSe
Shaft
Kif-ldle Mixture
Kit-Idle Mixture
_1 Screw (Throttle Valve)
O Screw (Thmtite Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed
O Pin-Float Hinge
_ Pin-Float Hin e
_ Valve-Float _e_edle
_ Valve-Float Needle
141A
495931
DESCRIPTION
*+
117A
121
121A
141B
142
146
167
176
186
187
188
192
202
209
216
217
222
227
231
231A
232
238
240
265
267
276
276A
_
:_
+
(Nikki Carburetor)
Jet-Main
(Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
_1 Jet-Main (Standard)
O Jet-Main High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhau
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
_
Carburetor
Carburetor Nikk_ (Service
with Wa bto Carburetor
O Plug-Welch
_ Plug-Welch
Valve-Thro_e
VaNe-Throttle
Kit-Throttle
Shaft
Kit-Throftle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor
I_; Gasket-Float Bowl
O:_ Gasket-Fleet Bowl
Kit-Cheke Shaft (Manual
Choke)
Kit-Choke
Shaft (Choke-AMatic)
695420
Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikk_
692412
!_ Nozzle-Carburetor
691639
Key-Timing
692297
Air Cleaner Stud Seal
691917
• O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner)
692317
Connector-Hose
691050
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
691693
Screw (Control Bracket)
691986
Adjuster-Rocker
Arm
691841
Link-Mechanical
Governor
692208
Spring-Governor
691840
Link-Choke
695409
Spring-Choke
Return
694042
Brackst-Coetrol
691374
Control Lever-Governor
691636
O Screw (Choke Valve)
690718
_ Screw (Choke Vaive)
691842
Spring-Governor
Link
691843
Cap-Valve
394358
Filter-Fuel
691024
Clamp_Casing
695134
Screw Casing Clamp
692255 _t Sealing Washer
695410 _:_ Sealing Washer
RPM Set_ngs:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Incklded in
Key. No.358
Included in
Key. No.121
Included in
Key. No.977
Included in
Engine Gasket Set,
Carburetor
Overhaul Kit,
and121A
Carburetor Gasket Set,
and 977A
Valve Gasket Set,
1095
NOTE: Key,
_!l No,
component
dimensions given in U,S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271633
BRIGGS& STRATrON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
287
304
305
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
691
614
616
617
633
634
691002
690844
690960
690499
691003
693551
690323
497608
495859
691061
491055
693675
690189
19203
695422
89838
691691
496894
691173
691261
691668
691063
691532
691251
693699
692024
692014
281370
691398
692034
491986
691119
691029
95162
691620
692012
692138
695414
690801
_l
634A
690802
Q
635
668
691
692
697
691909
691323
692407
690572
690372
•
711
718
727
729
729A
732
733
741
757
758
759
761
783
690703
690959
490324
691335
691224
691002
691658
691284
691714
692423
691239
691096
693713
•
°
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Screw (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Armature Magneto)
Spark Plu"tug
Screw (Cable Clamp)
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
_pSdng-Fl_t
Bowl
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Filter-Air Cleaner Caltddge
Cup-Flywheel
Washer (Brush Reta_er)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Aitemetor
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Cordrol Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor
Lever
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut Starter Cable)
Camp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
O-Ring Seal (Intake Manifold)
Seal-Choke/Throttle
Shaft
Seal-Spring Assembly
(Manual Choke)
Seal-Spring Assembly
(Choke-A-Matic)
Boet-Spark
Plug
Spacer
SeaI-Govemor
Shaft
Spring-Detent
Screw (Ddve Cap
KEY PART
NO. NO.
789
789A
797
801
802
803
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
692037
695050
693167
691429
691286
693757
691095
691870
496415
692424
690968
690969
694942
393456
692236
690960
691058
497672
695423
272043
691916
692129
495933
695417
690192
695428
691326
690998
690678
695056
690452
690180
272475
691192
692003
692011
1029 691751
1034 690822
1036 695700
1051 691265
1058 274789
1090 691293
1091 691333
1095 690190
1119 691183
1127 691657
1127A695407
Screw (Carburetor
Shield)
Pin-Locating
Cover-Starter Drive
Clip-Wim
Clip-Wire
Screw (Starter Drive Cover)
Screw (Crankshaft Extension)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweight)
Gear-Pinion
DESCRIPTION
*
,+
°
°
°+
Harness-Wiring
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud Rocker Arm)
D ps6ck/Tube Seal
Dipetick/Tabe
Assembly
Termin_-Spark
Plug
Seal-Valve
Bushing-Guide
Base-Air Cleaner
Wire-Connector/Altemator
Gasket-Exhaust
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Screw Fan Retainer)
So enod-Fue
Solenoid-Fuel
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float
Set-Carburetor
Gasket
Set-Carburetor
Gasket
Seal-Throttle
Shaft
SeaI-Throtlte
Shaft
Carburetor Shield
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Kit-Label
Gasket-Rocker Cover
C_er-Rocker
Rod-Push
Intake)
Rod-Push
Exhaust
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Label-Emissions
Retainer-Brush
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
C
Limitor
Va_e t Gasket Set
Screw f/_itemator_
Screw ('Float Bow_
Screw F oat BoW_
RPM Se_ngS;owL Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set,
Key. No.358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kif,
Ke . No.121 and121A
:_
JcYuded in Carburetor Gasket Set,
Key, No,977 and 977A
+
Included in Valve Gasket Set.
Ke . No, 1095
NOTE:
_1 component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
_]
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Tractor
upacross
and down
the face
of turns
slopesgradu(not
ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
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