Craftsman 917.270723 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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17.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No
917.270723
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
For answers
Read and follow all Safety Rules
and Instructions before operating this equipment.
aboat this product,
to your questions
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am- 5 pro, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
Call:
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
2
Product Specifications..........................5
Assembly..............................................
8
Operation............................................
12
Maintenance
LIMITED
Schedule
......................
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Maintenance .......................................
19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting
.................................
30
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
19
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence,
improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Riding
LIMITED
equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATrERY
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. In-home
warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment
is available at no charge for 30
days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30
days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman
riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will
still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will
apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.
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lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the ma-
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
chine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommen-
• Use extra care when approaching
blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may obscure vision.
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine
dren enter the area.
off if chil-
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels, They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors,
Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
dations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, if
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
open flame, such a s 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.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing
them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the ma-
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers,
• Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
chine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you wilt 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.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
WARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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.
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PRODUCT
MAINTENANCE
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
_,PI-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 30(ABOVE
ShE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°1)
OIL CAPACITY:
W/FILTER:
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is
available on this product. Contact your
nearest Sears store for details.
32°F
3.0PINTS
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions
under
W/O FILTER: 3.5PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
RC12YC
VALVE
INTAKE:
CLEARANCE:
EXHAUST:.005"-.007"
GROUND
FORWARD:
5.5
REVERSE:
2.4
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSi
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
SPEED
(MPH):
_,Al-rERY:
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
AGREEMENT
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
sections
rules.
maintaintractor.
"Mainteof this
_k WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
.003"-.005"
AMP/HR:
25
MIN. CCA:
190
CASE SIZE:U1R
27-35 FT, LBS
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Author!zed
Service Center/Department
(See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center. We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
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Parts Bag contents
shown full size
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Lockwasher
3/8
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Knob
©
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(2) Screws
#1(' x5/8
(2) Lock Washers
(2) Weld Nuts
(2) Washers
#10
_
#10
1
--tJ
3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
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Parts packed separately
in carton
Seat
Video
Cassette
Mulcher
Plate
Steering
Boot
m
Steering
Wheel
Manual
Parts Bag
Parts Bag contents not shown full size
_
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
t_"
_=LI
{j
(
(2) Gauge
/_)_1
Wheels
Was.ers(
3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
__j
(2) Latch Hook
Assemblies
Q
(2) Centerlock
Steering
Nuts
Wheel
Insert
Extension
Shaft
t
teering
Steering Wheel
Adapter
C
(2) Keys
Slope Sheet
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
(1) Tire pressure
drive ratchet
gauge
(1) Phillips screwdriver
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
i_
_
Steering
__:_-
Wheel Insert
_-_
Steering
Wheel_
Hex Bolt
________
Lock Washer
f//"_
_'_, -""- Large Flat
(_-----_'__J)
Washer
._.._
_L.JJ
!_/.
Extension
Shaft _
Steering Boot
_Tabs
_-------Adapte
5/16 Locknut_
r
5/16 Hex Bolt
CARTON
• Remove all accessible
loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Remove mower and packing materials.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE ROLUNG TRACTOR
SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
OFF
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
AND
EXTENSION
SHAFT
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT:
Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs. torque.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING
WHEEL
• Position front wheels
of the tractor
they are pointing straight forward.
• Slide steering wheel adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
so
Lower Steeringt--_-----_-_,
_ _
Shaft
_.."
,__7_,',
!
Tabs
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• 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-!0 arnps. (See "BA'I-rERY"
Maintenance
section of this manual
for charging instructions).
in
• Remove banding holding
guard up against tractor.
Seat Pan _,
TO DRIVE
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove cardboard packing on seat
pan.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position
and sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its
adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustmentknob securely.
Seat
Shoulder
Bolt
OFF SKID
WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions ir
the Operation section of this manual. S_.
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is
Batten
Box Door
INSTALL
TRACTOR
discharge
Seat Pan
clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
the parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
{N) position,
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
motion control lever to 1 st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal am
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parkin!
brake and place gearshift lever, in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that
follow.
ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS
MOWER
Vasher
Adjustment Knob
TO ROLLTRACTOR
Operation
function
section
OFF SKID (See
for location
and
of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position,
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission
(See 'q-O TRANSPORT"
in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO
DECK
The gauge wheels are designed to keel
the mower deck in proper position wher
operating mower. Be sure they are
properly adjusted to ensure optimum
mower performance.
• Assemble gauge wheels with tractor
on a fiat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting heigh
(See 'qO ADJUST MOWER CU-I-I-ING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower at desired height, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they
are slightly off the ground. Install
gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16
Iocknut and tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hol_
Shield
3/8-16
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
INSTALL
Wheel
3/8 Washer
Bolt
Latch Hooks
MULCHER
PLATE
• Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate
using screw, washer, lock washer, and
weld nut as shown.
NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
hook by inserting weld nut from the top
with hook pointing down.
• Tighten hardware securely.
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
CAUTION:
Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold guard
when attaching mulcher plate and allow
it to rest on plate while in operation.
Weld Nut
Hook Points
From The
.Down
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.
Lock
Latch
Hook
CHECK
Nut
Washer
'_fScrew
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower is now ready
for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging
and bagging also.
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Latch
PlateMUlcher
section of this
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_CHECKUST
Please review the following checklist:
`/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
`/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
`/Seat
is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear
for
best cutting results. ('Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,/Check
mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel
tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and
"PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
1t
Thesesymbolsmay appearon your tractoror in literaturesuppliedwith the product.
Learn and understandtheir meaning.
BATrERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
EN,,NEON_j_
ENG,NEOFFIkl
O,LPRESSURE/_
,,GHTSON_
O%_E#P_
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
(_)
NEUTRAL
_
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
DANGER,
CLUTCH
KEEP
HANDS
AND
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DISENGAGED
FEET
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
AWAY
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KNOWYOUR"rP.ACTOR
READTHIS OWNER'SMANUALAND SAFETYRULESBEFOREOPERATING
YOURTRACTOR
Comparethe illustrationswith your tractorto familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ignition
,_
Ammeter
Switch
,
Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Lift Lever
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Free Wheel
Brake Lever
Motion
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform
to the safety standards of the American National
Institute.
IGNITION
AMMETER
- Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
SWITCH
Standards
- Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
UFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments
mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL o Used for
on
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THRO'I-FLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
._NOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height,
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL
- Disengages
transmission
for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off.
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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.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• 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
Position
Throttle
Control
Position
Brake
=Engaged"
Clutch/
Contml
"Dise_
Position
Adjustment Kn_
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
-
• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
DRIVE
-
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE
-
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
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• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROI-rLE
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
WARD
FORWARD
AND BACK-
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by
turning the height adjustment knob in
desired direction.
• Turn knob clockwise _
to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise F'-)to
lower cutting height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running. These
• heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height
of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift
control.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
• 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
Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged"
Position
t Lift
Lever High
Position
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE WHEELS
Position
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
fiat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See 'TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground, install gauge wheel in
t appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
3/8 -16
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Guard
TO OPERATE
Do not drive up or down
(N) position.
IMPORTANT:
The motion control lever
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Shoulaer
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
Boll
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is
located at the rear drawbar of tractor.
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.
J_-CAUTION:
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch!brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
Gauge
Wheel
Mounting
Gauge Wheel
ON HILLS
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
Locknut_.
Brack 8
TO OPERATE
• Raise attachment
15
position
lift to highest
with attachment
lift control.
• Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more
than two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENIGNE
CHECK
ENGINE
ADD GASOUNE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
_'_ WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
Occur,
A_,CAUTION:
Fi!l 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.
TO START ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
• The engine in your tractor has been
shippgd, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See =OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise tO-=START " position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control
to fast position, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER
above)
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• 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.
COLD WEATHER
AND BELOW)
STARTING
( 50 ° F
• 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.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up
as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level
ground.
• Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm-up period
after the transmission has been
warmed up.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
PURGE
TRANSMISSION
_- CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
runmng.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure
will remove any trapped air inside the
transmission which may have developed
during shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in
this section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
Your tractor is now purged and now
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ready for normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
MULCHING
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See 'TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the 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
clippings.
Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps.
Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
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 nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
MOWING
TIPS
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to eas t to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
/____*"
AS YOU COMPLETE
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REGULAR SERVICE
Check
Operator
Presence
T
Interlock Systems
R
Check
T
Lubrication
A
! O
for Loose Fasteners
Transaxle
_
1_7
_4
Cooling
Belt(s) Tension
Ks
Engine Oil Level
l_s
_
Engine Oil
_=r3
E
clean
Air Filter
_2
N
Clean
Air Screen
_2
Inspect Muffler/Spark A_'rester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
N
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Adjust Motion Ddve Belt(s) Tension
Change
DATES
Chart
Adjust Blade
Check
_
and
Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades
Check
LevelTerminals
Clean Battery
Battery and
Check
"°"_S_._"
/__-_/_"r/_-'_/_d_ERVICE
ReplaceEngine
Spark Cooling
Plug
Clean
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Fins
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Reprace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
1
2
3
4
Fuel Filter
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_ Change m_e often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambiertt temperatures.
- Service more often when operating in dirty ot dusty conditions¸
- ff equipped wffh oil filter, cP_nge oi$ every 50 houri=¸
- Replace bk_des mote often when mowing _n sandy soil¸
GENERAL
LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
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,2_Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
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
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
5 - If eqcJipped with adjustable system.
6 - Not requited if equipped with maintenance-flee
battery¸
7 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft,4bs, maximum
Do not overtighten,
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
•
•
•
•
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TRACTOR
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
fiat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See '_O ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. 33re sealant a_so
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement
clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and fiat
washer securing blade.
• 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.
Edge Up
Blade
Mandrel Assembly
Center
Hole
Flat Washer,
Lock Washer
_--'- Hex Bolt
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced
blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower end engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a
file or on a grinding wheel. Do not
attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a
cone balancer.
(When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
. Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain
in a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
5/8"
e
Center Hole
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BATrERY
TRANSAXLE
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the
TO CLEAN
PUMP FLUID
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
BA'I-I-ERY AND TERMINALS
GRADES
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petro-leum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATI'ERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity
oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after t 00 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
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
TRANSAXLE
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANllCIPATEO BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high
pressure water or steam to clean
transaxle.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate
capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
clippings and other materials. To
prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure
sprayer to clean cooling fins.
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• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
TO SERVICE
•
•
•
•
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Oil Fill
_
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged,
cleaner.
Cap/Dipstick
• Reinstall
• Reinstall
knob(s).
N/
_//Oil
Drain Plug
pre-
CARTRIDGE
• Remove cartridge nut.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean
base carefully to prevent debris from
entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• 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.
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
• Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube
assembly off engine.
• Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
• Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
• To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
Blower Housing
replace
pre-cleaner
over cartridge.
cover and secure with
TO SERVICE
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Screws__._
PRE-CLEANER
CoverKnob
Cover
Screws
"_'
Nut
Foam
artridge
Dipstick_J
Base
Assembly
--__..
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
MUFFLER
SPARK PLUGS
Spark
Engine Cooling Fins
Plug
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plugtype
and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
section of this manual.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season.
Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s)
and cover.
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IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately
gasoline.
wipe up any spilled
CLEANING
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of
all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose 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.
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_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch!brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever
by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other
than the mower deck is to be mounted
on the tractor, remove the front links.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
• Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
,Clutch Lever
Clutch
.Retainer
Suspension Arms
Engine
Pulley
Retainer
Springs
Spring
Retain
(Both Sides)
TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires areproperly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
23 adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDEADJUSTMENT
• Raise mowerto its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "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.
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on
both sides of mower should be the
same or within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:Each
full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
Bottom edge of
'D"
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
m°we_
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A--"['_'""U
GroundLine
_'"'_7"-_-
Suspension
Nut
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
IMPORTANT:
ADJUSTM
ENT
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
Front Unks
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL-
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately
10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other !ink.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
• Remove mower from tractor (See 'q'O
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
_A
Mandrel Pulley
TO REPLACE
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engag,
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
Iley
TO ADJUST
MOTION
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission
input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
Engine Pulley--
_
" 3"1
Glutchingldler/
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-g/16".
Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Contact your nearest
authorized
service center/department.
'_1
Stationary Idler" _
Tr_nleSyaX,e _
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0
TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The motion control lever has been prese
at the factoryand adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that
With Perking Brake "Engaged"
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
position and turn engine off.
• While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the
neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
- Operating
Arm
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your
nearest authorized service center/department
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NOTE:
If additional clearance
is needed
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/
2 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
• Start engine and test.
• If tractor still creeps, repeat above
stops until satisfied.
Neutral Lock Gate
Motion Control
Retaining Ring
Washer
Axle
Cover
I
Square Key ---_
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START
Adjustment Bolt
ENGINE
WITH
AWEAK
BAI"rERY
TRANSMISSION
MENT
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
/i_ CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See
"PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
Operation section of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
AUGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO A'I-IACH
JUMPER
CABLES
-
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
• Connect
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
each end of the RED cable to
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
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TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REVERSE
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
Positive I
Negative Terminal
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REPLACE
Cables
Positive Terminal
REPLACING
Negative Terminal
BATI'E RY
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
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
• Close battery box door.
Seat I
Box Door
HEADLIGHT
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
Battery
Negative (Black)
Cable
AND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring, See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOODAND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
• Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor
plate line-up. If holes "A" are not
aligned, loosen clamp screw and
move throttle cable until holes are
aligned.
Tighten clamp screw se-
curely. Governor
Control Lever
Governor
Control Plate
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor may
result if screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
• Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when
making carburetor adjustments.
• Be sure the throttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
FINAL SETTING
-
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move throttle control lever to slow
position. With finger, rotate and hold
throttle lever against idle speed
screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain
1750 RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then
counterclockwise until engine runs
rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions. Release
throttle lever.
ACCELERATION
TEST -
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
Holes
TO ADJUST
Throttle Cable
Clamp
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be
necessary.
However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate
for
differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment,
proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve
out (counterclockwise)
increases the
supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richP.r fHp.I/Rir mi..-tHr_
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think
the engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest AUTHORIZED service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
Idle
_
Speed |
Screw
Idle Mixture/
Valve with,i"
Limiter z._._
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels 9celled 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 en ine
while in storage,
g
• Drain the fuel tank.
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.
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.
• 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.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a penod of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of _his
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be surethat
all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
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.
and carburetor
ENGINE OIL
Do not drain the gas tank
if using fuel stabilizer.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYMNDER(S)
BATrERY
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see 'q'O 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.
• 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
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
_jum deposits from forming in essential
el system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
engine
warm.
_Q
and exhaust areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
• Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
IHardtostart
• Dirty air filter.
• Bad spark plug.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not turn
aver
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded
terminals.
battery
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or
starter.
• Faulty operator
presence switch(es).
Engine clicks but will
notstart
• Weak or dead battery.
• Corroded battery
terminals.
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
• Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
• Replace spark plug.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Clean/replace
air filter.
• Replace spark plug.
• Recharge or replace
battery.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See '`To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Disengage
clutch.
attachment
• Recharge or replace
battery.
I• Replace fuse,
• Clean battery terminals.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace
ignition
switch.
• Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department,
• Recharge or replace
battery.
• Clean battery terminals.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CAUSE
Engine clicks but will
not start (Cont'd)
Loss of power
CORRECTION
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Faulty solenoid or
starter,
• Check all wiring,
Cutting too much
grass/too fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass,
leaves and trash
under mower.
• Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
• Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
• Clean/replace
air filter.
• Check oil level/change
oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Water in fuel.
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/
fins.
• Dirty/clogged
muffler.
• Loose or damaged
wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose
blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
l" Loose/damaged
part(s).
• Check/replace
starter.
solenoid or
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/fins.
• Clean/replace muffler.
• Check all wiring.
See 'q-o Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run when operator
leaves seat with
attachment clutch
engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control
system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact an authorized
service center/department.
Poor cut - uneven
• Worn, bent or loose
blade.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash
under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck
vent holes from buildup
of grass, leaves, and
trash around mandrels.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
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• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Mower blades will not
rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Remove obstruction.
• Engine speed too slow.
• Place throttle control in
"FAST' position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
Poor grass discharge
CORRECTION
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass,
leaves and trash under
mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly
installed.
• improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck
vent holes from buildup
of grass, leaves, and
trash around mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working (If so
equipped)
Battery
will not charge
•
•
•
•
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
wiring.
• Blown
is "OFF".
burned out.
light switch.
or damaged
fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
Loss of Drive
• Freewheel
control in
"disengaged"
position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission during shipment or
servicing.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
• Engine throttle control
not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
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• Replace mower drive belt.
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
• Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Replace fuse.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connec
tions.
• Replace regulator.
• Replace alternator.
• Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Purge transmission.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270723
SCHEMATIC
RED
BLA_K
BATTERy
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
STARTER
8L/_CK
WHITE
CLUTCH/ BRAKE
(PEDALUP)
SEATS3NITCH
(NOTOCCUPIED)
tGNITtON
SWITCH
I
I
J.
I
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
_L_CK (CLUTCH OFF
A
(OPTIONAL)
lr
S_CK
,
I
I
IGNITION
_
UNIT
J_
SPARK
PLUG
_2 PLUGSON
GAP
TWINCYL ENGINES)
I
I
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
=MAKE"
OFF
G + M +L
NONE
RIJN_-IGHT
B÷ L
A 4-Y
RUN
B + L
NONE
START
S +L + S
NONE
CH_qGING SYSTEMOUTPUT
26 VOLTSAC MIN @ 3_00 RPM
3 _P
(CHARGING
D(; O 3800 RPM
SYSTEM
DISCONNECTEI
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BA17"ERY, BUT HAVE THEtR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
HEADUGHTS
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLETHE LIGHTS
e
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
NON-REMOVABLE
REMOVABLE
SPEEDED UP, THE UGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
ELECTRICAL
21
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
16
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
40
41
42
43
44
45
52
70
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1_
74760412
156417
153664
STITo51125
73350400
166182.
4152J
4799J
146147
166180
73510400
4207J
1213GSX
140301
t24211X
141_)6
109310)(
166145
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
121433
141940
166659
Battery 12 Voff 25 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Case, BatteryMech Hinge
Switch, InterlockPush-In
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket (Includes 4152J)
Bulb, Ught
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11•
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire
Fuse, 15Amp
Nut Keps Hexl/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch, Plunger Nc Gray
Switch, Ignition
Nut, IgnilJon
Cover, Key Switch
Key, Ignition
Harness, Ignition
Boit, Hex Heed, Fin. 1/4.20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal, Red
Solenoid
Nut KepsBIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Reotangular
ProtectionWire Loop
Harness Engine
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
35
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917.270723
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
P
12
14
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
166819
140356
17060612
19131216
155272
161917X013
STD533710
1_7
145660
169118
t7_
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
156725X558
155217X599
151287X558
139976
1749(To08
139886
139_87
738O04OO
19091416
145201
161464
145202
s'rD522507
72140606
154798
7368O6OO
158418
165867
154966
1542O7
156524
5479,.I
ChassisStamping
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH.
Clip _nnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
ScrewThdrot 3/3-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
BumperHood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Grille/LensAsm Skgn MS558
Lens, Grille
Fend!Ftrest Pnt STLT N HLD 558
Bracket, Fender Support
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x 1/2 Tyt
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.
Pivot BracketASSembly,R.H.
Nut Lockw/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw He)( Wshd 8-19 x 7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt,Fin He)( !/4-20 UNC x .75
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bracket SuspensionFront
Plate Reinforcement STLT
BracketSwaybar Chassis
BracketPnt FootrestSTLT
RJod PivotChassis/H_:_l
Plug, Button
1
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
16
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
64
74
140
142
143
144
145
--
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR
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917.270723
GROUND DRIVE
57
7
95
61
98
52
22
77
26
105
26
1
_R
27
84
116
TRACTOR
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917.270723
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NO.
.....
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
3
8
10
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
142431
143995
165866
_1210
10040400
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
130564
145627
73350600
106888)(
STD551037
STD561210
145204
124236X
13(_07
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
STD523727
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
S'rD54t437
S'I'D541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
1402:94
Transaxle, (See Breakdown)Hydro
Model319_o50
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley,Transaxle
Rod Shift
PinCotter 1/8xl CAD
Washer LockHW Helical
Nut Look Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/3-16 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Look Hex W/Wsh 3/6.16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, Brake Hydro
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16Unc
Spdng, Brake Rod
Washer
PinCetter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD,
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, ParkingBrake
Bracket,Transaxle
BoltHexHd 5/16-18Uncx3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing,Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt IdJer
Washer 13i32x13/16x12Gauge
Pulley,idler,V-Groove
Beltcrank,Clutch
Retainer,Belt
Belt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
NUt,Crownlook 5/16-!8 Unc
Unk, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
MoBil
59
61
140312
17060612
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
62
63
64
65
66
70
71
72
8883R
140186
164975
S'rD551143
154778
134683
140158
19132012
Cover, Pedal
Pulley,Engine
BoltHex 7/16-20x4Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Keeper Belt Engine
Strap Torque LhHydro 18/20" T
Washer 13/32xl-1/4x12Ga.
PART
NO.
73
74
75
156347
121199X
121749X
76
77
78
STD581075
123583X
121748X
81
82
83
84
89
90
9(3
94
95
96
97
165591
165711
19171216
165815
t64890X428
124346X
142564
140462
167696
4497H
140469
DESCRIPTION
StrapTorque Rh Hydro 18/20" T
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4x 16
Gauge
E-Ring
Key,Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
96
102
103
104
105
116
145
146
147
150
151
156
73510600
141322
73940800
140156
71070516
72110610
74490540
744-90536
7_4
165850
19133210
166002
157
158
159
160
161
153236
165589
165494
19292016
72140406
162
163
7368O40O
74780416
164
165
166
168
169
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
ShaftAsm. Cro_s
Spdng Torsion T/A
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Unk, Transaxle
Console, Shift
Nut Belf-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Line Fuel Hydro 4"
Fan, Hydro 7"
Control Bypass Hydro
Retainer Spring 1" Z]oo/ced
Keeper Bolt Rh Hydro 0750. 18/
20"
Nut Keps Hex 3/8-16 Unc
Washer Bellville .5OLD x 1.50D
Nut He;<Jam ToplocR 1/4-20 Unf
Arm, Control Hydro
Screw Cap Hex 5/16 x 18 x 1
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
BoltHex FLGHD 5/16-t 8 x Gr 5
Belt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x 2-1/4
Belt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
BushingSellcrank Grd. Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/t6 IDX 1X
.125
BoltShoulder5/16-t 8 Unc-2A
BracketShi_ Mount
HubTapered Flange ShiftLT
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4x 16Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Uno
Belt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1
Gr,5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Belt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate FasteningLT
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given inU.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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STEERINGASSEMBLY
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9
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62
44
43
40
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
. 32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
139768
154427
156483
157473
6266H
121748)(
19272016
12000029
3366R
156438
STD551137
154779
73.901000
156546
57079
160G95
165857
165851
154406
126847)<
136874
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
ST[3541537
100711L
145(To4X428
121749X
153720
12123ZX
6855M
STD541431
74780520
167902
_710
154780
154404
74781044
154429
19132012
74950612
SteedngWheel
Axle Assembly STMP DroppedSTL
SpindleAssembly, LH.
SpindleAssembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, K]ip
Beadng,Steedng Column
Draglink Extended Stamped
Washer, Lock
BeadngAxle STLT/GT
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw Hex WshHd Ton(
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x7/8x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
-Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steedng
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gripco Nut
Adaptor, SteedngWheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steedng LR.LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut LOck Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steering Asm Service
Belt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Plttman
Belt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4
Axle, Brace
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Belt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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917.270723
ENGINE
3
33
4O
23
29
/
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OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
I
4_
TRACTOR
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917.270723
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
PART
NO.
162157
17720410
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
137352
165291
13280324
13200300
STD551237
159880
137180
109202X
15899O
123487X
17060512
137040
40
44
46
62
72
78
81
124028X
174,,cO412
19001416
srD551131
71070512
17060620
128861
DESCRIPTION
ControlThrot Lh
Screw Hex Thd Cut I/4-20x5/8 T
Engine(See Breakdown)
B&S, Model 311707-0132-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&s Lt
Gasket
Nipple Pipe 3/8 NptX 3"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth3/8
ShieldBrowning
ArrestorSpark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Line Fuel20"
PlugOil Drain (See EngineBreakdown)
BushingSnap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw HexwshThdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Washer Lock HW HIcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4
Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
43
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917.270723
SEAT ASSEMBLY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140123
140551
STD523710
19131610
1450O6
S'FDS,41,437
124181X
17060616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13F32x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat Emboss QCK Conn.
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
t5
16
17
21
22
24
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
19171912
25
127018X
Bushing,Snap
Bolt,Carriage 1/4-20x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split ,28 x ,88
Spnng
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
13
21
6
4
3
lO
21
2O
8
12
5
KEY
NO.
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
PART
NO.
156811
163200
1632O2
165406
133644
169503
166887
163204
t56439
169210
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Decal, Hood, R.H.
Decal, Hood, LH.
DecaL, HP Engine
Decal, CustomerMaintenance
Decal, Replacement Sears
Decal, Deck EZ3
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, By Pass Lt Hyd
& TIRES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
12
13
14
2O
21
146O46
163254
160_
149516
163205
138311
154515
154516
169659
16966O
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
4,10
11
59192
65139
1G6222_X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108)(427
1_
7152J
1t
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, V-Belt Dnve Schematic
Decal, Dash Pnl
Decal,V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Battery DngdPsn Eng
Decal, Fender Auto Sears
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front13re
(Not Provided,Service item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting,Grease (FrontWheel OnlyI
Beadng, Flange (FrontWheel Onl_
Rim, Rear
T_, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided,Service Item Only
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: AJIcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25,4 mm
45
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917.270723
LIFT ASSEMBLY
27
25 24
23
7
!
!
/
/
!
49
!
/
/
30
6
6
4
13
20
20
13
15
32
19
15
32
46
TRACTOR
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917.270723
_SSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
49
50
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
159460
159471
1_767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139666
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
738680800
13,9868
163552
110807X
19131016
2876H
STC560907
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
1452t2
110452X
Lift Lever InnerWire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Beadng,Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button,Plunger, Red
Unk, lift, LH,
Unk, lift, R,H,
RetainerSpdng
link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnk_
Nut Crownlock 1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension,Rear
RetainerSpring
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Guauge
Swing
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust, Lift
Nut. Hex, Jam 3/B-16 Unc
Knob, InfiniteHeight Adjustment
Trunnion, Inf Height
Bearing, Pvt, LiftSpherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/3-24
NutHex Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
.4"7
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270723
MOWER
DECK
36
I
34
31
17
>21
\2
16
18
4
\
6
21
10-.--<
9 -.---_
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270723
R DECK
PART
NO.
164961
STD533107
138017
J
o
I1
12
13
138440
5TD624008
130832
85O857
_Yo51137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140329
72110610
72140505
132627
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713)(
110452X
130968
19111018
131491
157722
4o
41
43
STD541437
133.651
14O083
44
45
46
48
49
5o
51
52
53
54
55
56
14OO88
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155O46
165723
t53&35
137266
STD5337t7
133835
131494
19131316
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Mower Housing
Boll
BracketAssembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Aasembly, Sway Bar
RetainerSpdng
Arm, Suspension,Rear
Boll, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grads 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Searing, Ball
ShaftAseembly, Mandrel, Vented
(includes Key Number8)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper,Vented Mower Deck
Boll, Carriage 3/8-16x1-1/4
Boll, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrowniock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring,Torsion,Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/82 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Tho Rolling Wase Heed
Washe_,Spacer
Pulley, Maodrd
Nut, Teplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner,ChdstmasTree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
Gauge
Nut CrownioCk3/8-16 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibe
ROd, Clutch, Secondary,with
Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Asasmbly,Cam Follower
Boll, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
PART
NO.
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
140086
141043
162113
144200
142427
131870
127847
121748X
75
76
120(X)029
128903
77
78
79
80
8t
82
83
84
85
92
t01
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
129
130
127845
160570
1274.96
153701
73350600
142028
120_58X
156084
72140620
STD541437,
136420
71.161010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
155197
155198
17060512
73510500
72110504
137644
133.957
739_0600
19121414
143723
153390
19131312
STD523710
131
_10
132
1913220G
141
- -
62661-1
130794
--
164963
DESCRIPTION
Spring,Torsion Brakes
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Be_
Rod, Clutch, Pdmary,with Nibs
Spring, Return
A_m,Clutch,
Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16
Gauge
Ring, K]ip
Boll, Shoulder 3/6-16 UNC x
1.44
Keeper, Spring
Lever Asm. Clutch Pri P/L
Bushing,Large, Brass
Spdng, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Trunnion,Adj.
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt Idler Fixed
Boll Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut,Weld
Bracket,Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket,Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Kaps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Boll,Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Cantedock 3/8-18
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr.
5
Boll, RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 UNC x
1
Spacer Washer 13/32 I.D. x 1-3/
80.D,x 1/4
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numhers6-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
MowerDeck, Complete(Standard
Deck, Order SeparatelyMulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel Compenente, Key Nos. 101-106 and
111o121)
NOTE: All componentdimensions given inU.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
4_
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270723
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 319.0650
58
34
139
28
59
91 \\
23
"_
19
90
53
2_
.92_'_
_39°
52
91
900
35
113"
5O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 319-0650
PART
NO.
14L>o_0
142_1
142932
142_8
1429_3
6 142QG4
7 142935
8
150771
142937
9
13
142938
1429_9
14
15 142940
17 142941
16 150772
19 150773
23
142944
24
142945
25
142946
26
150774
27
142948
28
142949
29
142960
3O 150787
34
142951
35
142(352
36
142953
37
142954
38
14,2955
39
150777
4O 150778
41
142958
DESCRIPTION
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
142884
150829
142991
142961
142963
1_
142965
142966
142967
142920
142969
144610
142971
150806
142973
142974
142975
142976
142977
142978 ,
142917
142918
142980
144607
144606
150775
150776
150071
Washer 7/16 x 7/6 x .060
DifferentialAssembly
Washer 3/4 x 1.5 x .13
Seal .75 x 1.25 x .250
Shaft, Input
Boll 1/4-20 x 1.38
Pin .50D x .43 ID x .750
Arm, Control
Puck,Dampener
Set Screw
Spring
Stud 6/16-24
Jackshaft Assembly
Jackshaft
Screw,Cap
Washer 7/16 x 1 x 1/2
Sleeve Bearing
Seal, Wiper
Spring, Block
Washer, BlockThrust
Cap, VentAssembly
Fitting,O-Ring Assembly
Spacer
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Compression
Nut, Hex 5/'16-24
Traneaxie, Complete
Housing,Lower
Assembly,Upper Housing
Seal, LJp
Ring, Wire Retaining
Ring,Retaining
Bearing, Shaft Sail
Beadng,Cradle
Searing, Thrust 30 x 52 x 13
Swashplate, Variable
Block,CylinderAssembly
Arm, Trunnion
Seal, Up
Guide, Slot
Shaft, Motor
Bearing, Thrust 42 x 68 x 16
Block,CylinderAseembly
Seat, Lip 10x25x7
Actuator, Bypass
Center SsotionAssembly Kit
Seat, Up 26 x 42 x 8
Ring, Retaining
Washer 26 x 35 x 1
Plate, Bypass
Oil Filler Element
Arm, Bypass
Ring, Retaining
Arm,Actuating
Pin, Actuating
Bolt 5/16-24 x 1-3/4
Locknut,Hex 5/I 6-24 UNJC
Brake Rotor/StatorI_t
43
44
52
53
56
58
59
6_
63
64
68
69
83
85
88
89
90
91
9_
9(3
113
114
119
134
135
139
140
900
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
BRIGGS & STRATTON - MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1
1022
914_
383
35
761
8!
25[
2_
_
741
15_
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
KIT
12
0
_r REQUIRES 8PECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALl SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
1022
[ '019
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1058 OWNER'S
I
MANUAL
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
BRIGGS & STRATTON - MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1
958
4o4_
976
616 _.'*_614
SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION
.
MANUAL.
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127_
5,A
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LMT/CARBURETOR
PART_UMBER
{
142
LOCATIONS
18_ __
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THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-MATIC
AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS
121 CARBURETOR KIT
104_
634A J_
127 0
267 _
634 _._
117_
lO_
I
987_
95 tP
231_
_,A_ _
977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET
51A_
267 _)
I
137OI
53
_
_
404
I;o
TRACTOR
BRIGGS & STRAI-rON
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
- MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1
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7e3T'_r,_P__U
I
803
579
801 q
1006
921
23A
287 Jj
I 1036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION
54
I
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
& SYRATrON - MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1
,RT
O.
n
13
15
16
20
22
23
23A
24
25
DESCRIPTION
90156
J99265
391086
494238
690188
692410
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
#+
271997
#
271996
-#
Yr
-#
94728
94239
690136
291675
95187
693557
492326
222698
692271
692272
"#
692273
692274
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
78
87
93
94
95
98
104
105
690162
690164
690166
690168
263129
498319
498320
692419
499940
692852
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
490815
262411
496884
692706
690193
693138
273650
690227
95160
494439
94821
225136
94896
491323
281348
498030
94098
495800
231789
231855
#+
"#
•
•
•
Cy!inder Assembly
Bushing/Seal
Kit
Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder
Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
(.O 15"
Thick Std)
Gasket-Crankcase
(005"
Thick)
Gasket-Crankcase
(009"
Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head, 3-9/
16")
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear)
Ftywheel (Plastic Ring Gear)
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Std)
Piston Assembly
(010
O S )
Piston Assembly
( 020"
O.S)
Piston Assembly
( 030"
O S.)
Ring Set, Piston (Std)
Ring Set, Piston ( 010 "OS )
Ring Set. Piston (020 "OS)
Ring Set Piston ( 030 "OS )
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly,
Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly_Piston
(005"
OS)
Rod-Connecting
(Std)
Rod-Connecting
(020 US.)
Screw (Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve Intake
Spring Valve
Guard-F_ywheel
Retainer, Valve
Governor-Oil
Slinger
Tappet, Valve
Camshaft
ShortBIock
Manifold, Intake
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Seal-Governor
Shaft
Bushing-Throttle
Shaft
Valve-Idle Adjustment
Screw.(]hrottle
Va;ve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float
Needle
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
106
108
231854
224558
108A
224540
1!7
117
121
125
127
232118
232119
690191
690194
!30
131
133
137
141
224539
494379
494381
281165
495097
141A
495931
142
146
163
166
171
177
186
187
232117
94196
281106
693148
281051
270920
493496
492790
188
192
209
216
216A
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
276
287
294
304
305
94929
492166
260695
262766
262767
495611
493935
94098
262785
262836
394358
221535
281164
94903
81010
225017
94863
306
307
309
225020
94930
693551
309
497595
309
693054
310
311
318
333
334
337
94003
497608
94734
495659
94731
491055
&•
•
+
55
DESCRIPTION
•
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Clloke
(Manual
Choke)
Valve-Choke
(Choke-A_
Matic)
• Jet Main (Standard)
Jet. Main (High A!titude)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Carburetor
• Plug-Welch (Bold in Kit
Only)
Valve-Throttle
Throttle Shaft Kit
Float Carburetor
_
Gasket-Float
Bowl
Choke Shaft Kit (Man
Choke)
Choke Shaft Kit (Choke-AMatic)
•
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
# Gasket Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Nut (Air Cleaner)
"# Seal-O-Ring
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut 1o Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster. Rocker Arm
Spring, Gc,vernor
Link-Choke
Link-Choke
Bracket
Control
Lever-Governor
• Screw(Choke)
Spring-Link
Cap, Valve
Filter-Fuel
Clamp-Ca'sing
00 Sealing Washer
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Adjuster-Rocker
Arm
Housing-Blower
(Black Inner)
Screw (Inner Blower
Housing)
Shield Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter(For
Steel Ring
Gear Onty)
Motor-Starter
(For Plastic
Ring Gear Only)
Motor-Starter
(For Aluminum
Ring Gear Only)
Screw (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Screw (Mounting Bracket)
Armature Magneto
Screw (Armature
Spark Plug
311707-0026-E1ReplacementEnglne
Included in Gasket Set Ref Number 358
Included in Carburetor
Kit Ret Number 121
Included in Carburetor
Gasket Set Ref
Number
977
Included in Value Overhaul Kit Ref Number
1033
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270723
BRIGGS & STRAI-rON - MODEL NUMBER 311707, TYPE NUMBER 0132-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
358
363
383
404
423
462
467
474
493
493A
503
505
510A
690189
192O3
89838
94927
95163
225137
493903
393474
224968
224969
806009
231978
693699
510A
497606
5!3
523
524
525
535
544
552
562
579
601
614
616
6!7
634
635
654
668
695
697
718
726
398003
496230
281370
496113
496894
497603
491986
92613
92278
93053
93306
495157
692138
494455
691909
94010
280848
693109
690372
230192
399676
726A
727
729
729A
732
741
754
757
768
759
761
783
490324
225170
28139O
691002
262932
690703
213998
499994
230787
94593
693713
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Washer (Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Bracket-Mounting
(Front)
Bracket-Mounting(Rear)
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Lever)
Drive Starter (Use With
Steel Ring Gear Only)
Drive Starter (Use With
Aluminum
& Plastic Ring
Gear Only)
Clutch-Drive
783A
693059
783B
693058
789
797
801
802
803
813
830
847
851
868
872
875
877
883
497708
693167
497626
497607
497604
393514
94555
496416
224110
499236
281104
693686
393537
272293
Dipstick
Dipstick Tube Seal
Dipstick Tube
Filter A/C Element
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Coy
Lever
Bolt (Governor Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
SeaI-O Ring
Spring & Seal Assy
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring (AluminumServices Plastic Ring Gear
Onty)
Gear-Ring (Stee!-See Ref
23A for Service)
Cover-Starter
Drive
Clip-Wire
Clip-Wire
Screw (Starter Drive Cover)
Gear-Timing
Screw (Breather Baffle)
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweight)
Gear-Pinion
(For Stee_ Ring
Gear Only)
910
93621
914
690960
934
94627
947
497672
967
272403
975
495933
977
690192
987
281166
996
690678
1005
691927
1006
224413
1022
272475
1023
224552
1026
494432
1026A 495136
1029
224554
1033
691581
1034
690822
1036
499364
!044
94673
DESCRIPTION
¢r
Gear-Starter
(For A_LlminLtm
Ring Gear Onty)
Gear-Starter
(For Plastic
Ring Gear Only)
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Ctamp
Stud (Rocker Arm)
Dipstick/Tube
Assembly
Terminal-Wire
"#+ Seal -Valve
Cover-Air Cleaner
Base-Air Cleaner
Wire-Alternator
Or+ Gasket-Exhaust
Screw(Alternator)
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
Solenoid-Fuel
Filter-Pre-cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set Carburetor
• Seal-Throttle
Shaft
Shield Carburetor
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer Fan
"A-+ Gasket-Rocker
Cover
Cover-Rocker
Rod-Push (Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Arm_Rocker
Kit-Valve Overhaul
Guide-Push Rod
Label Kit-Emission
Screw (Crankshaft
Extension)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manuel
'It Seal O Ring
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Limiter
1051
1058
1081
1090
1091
263080
273683
270920
497605
281364
---_
•
_.
311707-0926_EIReptacementEngine
Included in Gasket Set Ref Number 358
Included in Carburetcr
Kit Ref Number 121
Included in Carburetor
Gasket Set Ref
" Number
977
included in Value Overhaul Kit Ref Number
1033
+
NOTE:
All com.ponent
1 inch=254
56
DESCRIPTION
dimensions
inches
mm
gwen m U S
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
01
0D
15 ° MAX.
_
_
A, Jk
0
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15 ), never across.the face. Make turns gredually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
For in-home major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-MY-HOME
sM (1-800-469-4663)
Para pedir servicio de reparacibn a domicilio
1-800-676-5811
In Canada for all your service and parts needs call
Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pieces
1-800-665-4455
For the repair or replacement parts you need:
Call 6 am - 11 pm CST, 7 days aweek
PartsDirect sM
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio
1-800-659-7084
For the location
of a Sears Parts and Repair Center
in your area:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance
Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement:
Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday
1-800-827-6655
SEARS
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169659
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