Craftsman 917.271814 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRHFTSMIIN
9.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271814
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Instructions
before operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.corn/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Product Specifications ..........................
Assembly ..............................................
Operation ............................................
Maintenance Schedule ......................
Maintenance ....................................... 19
Service and Adjustments .................... 23
Storage ............................................... 29
Troubleshooting .................................. 30
Repair Parts ........................................ 34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
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3
6
8
12
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LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning
your Craftsman dding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home
warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only
while this product is in the United States.
This Warranty does net cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debds, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where profit is made.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BA'I-FERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman dding equipment
to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a tdp
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
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
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MPORTANT: This cutt ng machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Failure to observe the follow ng saraty instructionscould resu t n
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
, Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
, Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of dding mower-related
injudes. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding
mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from seriousin)ury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-op which can touch
hot exhaust/ engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other dabris which can cause build-op
to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipever 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 if, do not maw it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Taft grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes 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:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do notmow on wet grass, Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
IlL CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presenoe of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off i_children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are _ammable
and vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
-Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debds build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
stodng.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustmer_te 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 sewicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
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people before mowing, Stop machine ff
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anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
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• Do not mow in reverse unless abso•
lutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
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• 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.
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Be alert and turn machine oft if children
enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 = Max),
not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, orbumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_ CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setling up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_I, WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
)ILTYPE
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
,IL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION RJ19LM
GAP: ,030")
OR J19LM
GROUND SPEED FORWARD:
(MPH):
1sT
1.2
2 N°
1.5
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly,
Always observe the =SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears store
for details.
3 R°
2.4
4 TM
3.5
5TM
4.8
6TM
5.3
REVERSE: 1.5
TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 10PSI
CHARGING
3 AMPS BATFERY
SYSTEM:
5 AMPS HEADLIGHT, €
BA'I-I'ERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE: Ul R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules,
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructionsunder "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
,_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this
manual),
27-35 FT. LBS.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you
the best possible dependability and
performance.
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Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
@
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1) Locknut 5/16-18_
[_
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°t
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
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Wheel
' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ', Steering
Adapter
_
teering
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Keys
C
(2) Keys
Knob
Slope Sheet
Video
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Pliers
(1) ]]re pressure gauge
When dght 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).
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7, Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove prote_;tive materials from
tractor hood and gdll.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll oft skid.
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACHSTEERINGWHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steedng shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steedng wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See =BA'r3-ERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
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INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer secudng seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch]brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get oft seat withoutmoving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Seat
Bolt
Flat W__
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Followthe appropriate
instructionbelow to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position,
4. Roll tractor forward oft skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARN NG: Before starting read
understand and follow a nstructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a welt-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed,
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position,
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position,
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress.clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9, Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF* position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
INSTALL MULCHER
PLATE
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See =3-0
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verifythat the belts
are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you leam 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.
(If previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
_iLCAUTION: Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO 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.
Deflector
Mulcher
Latch
Hooks
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_CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
J" All assembly instructionshave been
completed.
•/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
•/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged,(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
J"Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
#" Alltires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
/" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
•/ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
•/ Engine oil is at proper level.
#" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
J" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
4' Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Leam and understand their meaning.
BA'FrERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
FORWARD
FAST
LIGHTS ON
SLOW
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
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FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
r_'t R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
PARKING BRAKE
LOOKED
MOWERLI_
UNLOCKED
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HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
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KEEP
IGNITION
AREA CLEAR
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGEO
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE
RULES
HAZARDS
SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW
YOU
RTRACTOR
READTHISOWNER'S
MANUAL
ANDSAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare
theillustrations
withyourtractor
tofamiliarize
yourself
withthelocations
of
various
controls
andadjustments.Save this manualfor futurereference.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Choke Control
Light
Igni_on
Swilch
_ - -"
Lift Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Attachment
Lift Lever
Control _
Clutch/
Brake
_ Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake
Gearshift
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATrACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THRO'n'LE CONTROL: Used forstarting
and controlling engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL: Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for startingand
stopping the engine.
AMMETER: Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
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
Yourtractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut offthe engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking brake will
hold tractor secure.
Choke
Control
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Ignition Key
Throttle
Control _.
• Position
Clutch/Brak_
Parking Brake
Position
Position
"Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
Gearshift
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment
clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failore 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 conditionswhen
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 THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Fullthrottle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
startinga cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor toa complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle.
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TO ADJUST MOWER cUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary
depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iccknut and
tighten securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Gauge Wheel
_-,_-_
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3/8 Washer _F,
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Gauge Wheel_'_-
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TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. 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 deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch
Lever"
Position
Posffion
Attachment Lif_ Lever
Hig
Low
_ Position
_Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope. A slope guide
at the back of your manual is provided for
your use.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
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TO TRANSPORT
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATrACHMEN'IS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specificationsof the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. _ras can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reineert 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 oilfor easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fi[I 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.
ACAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
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TO START ENGINE
When staring the engine forthe firsttirne or if
the engine has runout of fuel, it will take extra
cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the
engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Beforestarting, read the warm and
coldstaring procedures below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine sgll does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
, The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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MOWING TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the machine.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower the best cutting performance as
well as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
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 biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recuftingaction of the blades.
• Avoid catting 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 perpendicularto the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow northto south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3
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LUBRICATION
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warrantyon thistractordoes not cover
items that have been subjectedto operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractoras instructedin this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
pedbeically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual should
be checked at least once each season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
Zerk
Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
CHART
- Spindle
Zerk
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Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
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Gearshift
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Pivots
_SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
(_General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings, Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shodan the life of the
self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they
must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
Always observe safety rules when
on mandrel assembly.
performing any maintenance.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
BRAKE OPERATION
flat washer in exact order as shown.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
stopping distance at high speed in
torque).
highest gear, then brake must be adIMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
justed. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
treated.
Service and Adjustments section of this
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MandrelAssembly
manual).
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TIRES
Hole
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
Flal Washer
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
*A Grade8 heat treated bolt can be identified
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
by six lines on the bolt head.
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpenflat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
ing blade - but if you do, be sure the blade
may be purchased from your local parts
is balanced.
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
Care should be taken to keep the blade
rot and corrosion.
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
cause excessive vibration and eventual
Be sure that operator presence and
damage to mower and engine.
interlock systems are working properly. If
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
your tractor does not function as deor on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
scribed below, repair the problem
to sharpen while on the mower.
immediately.
• To check blade balance, you will need
• The engine should not start unless the
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
clutcWbrake pedal is fully depressed
balancer. (When using a cone pal°
and attachment clutch control is in the
ancer, follow the instructions supplied
disengaged position.
with balancer.)
• When the engine is running, any
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
attempt by the operator to leave the
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
seat without first setting the parking
appear to be centered, but are not.
brake should shut off the engine.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
• When the engine is running and the
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt
attachment clutch is engaged, any
or pin parallel with the ground. If blade
attempt by the operator to leave the
is balanced, it should remain in a
seat should shut off the engine.
hodzontal position. If either end of the
• The attachment clutch should never
blade moves downward, sharpen the
operate unless the operator is in the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp, Replace bent or damaged
blades.
5/8"
lade
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades,
2, Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown,
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BA'FrERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficientfor normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend ks life,
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolls tight.
• Keep small vent holes open,
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour,
NOTE: The odginal equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATI-ERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATIERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioretion and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary.The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosityoils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
_ear.
hack the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. "Nghten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check the
oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto
the fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed
and
Locked
Position
Yellow
Cap
Drain
Tube
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the yellow cap onto to the end of the
drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
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CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating. Air guide covers must
be removed. Remove side panels and
hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND
GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TopAir Guide
C°V_g,ne C_"
Cover
(Both
Sides)
AIR FILTER
Yourengine will not run propedy using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleanor
after every 25 hoursof operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation
o_every season,
whichever occursfirst.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover,
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water,
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
5. Saturate it in engine oil Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
2. Carefully remove cartddge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
3. Clean cadddge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartddge.
4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTAN_ 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 car-
t_e.
Knob
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wing r_u__F
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
_
AirS_ree_
_
Cover
Cartridge
Plate
Cartddge
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark errester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark Plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs first.
Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The f_el Jilter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and damps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
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Filler
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, ete.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
,_
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out,
Water in engine can result in a shortened
engine life.
CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake,
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Tum ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT,* If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
S. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
Small Retainer Spring
Retainer
• _o
Square Hole
:
Anti-Sway
Front Link
Collar
Springs
(Both Sides)
Housing
Guide
Large
Spring
Eracket
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• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To tower front of mower _oosennut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When dister_e "O" is 1/6" to 1/2" lower
at front then 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.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adiust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual).
If tires are over or undednflated, you wi)l
not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance =A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If ad ustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one s de 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.
BottomEdge
of Mower to
Ground __und
_
Mandrel
%
BottomEdge
of Mower to
oo
Both Front Unks Should be Equal in Length
{A
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Trunnion
LittI.JnkAdjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACKADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-toside. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
Nut
F_
Fmnt Links
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2, Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
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BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Mandrel
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Parkthe tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installationguide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "3"0 REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
IdlerPulleys
Pulley_
//_
_Mandre
I
lley
procedure.
Engine
Pulley
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear on a level dry concrete or
paved sudace, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is stiU
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
With
"_'_
Clulching
Idler
Stationary
Idler
Transaxle
Pulley
I
TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position.The adjustment is preset at
the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
\
Jam Nut
Operating Arm
25
Gearshift
,
Lever
F-
Neutral
Lock Gate
Adjustment
BoJt
i
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNVENT
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steedng wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WH EEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and c_mber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-th or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
sewice center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK
BATTERY
_I_CAUTION: Lead-add batteries generate
explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and
smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection when around
batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it
should be recharged. (Sea "BATFERY" in the
MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, fonow this procadure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractoris equipped witha
12 volt negativegrounded system. The other
vehicalmust also be a 12 voltnegative
groundedsystem. Do notuse yourtractor
battery to start other vehicles.
TO A'I-FACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
"Positive" (+)
niWnlshare
Axle Cover
_
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
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=Negative" (-)
REPLACING BA'rFERY
_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.
1. Lift
hood to raisedposition.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex belt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9, Close hood.
Terminal
Access
Hex
=ositive
Cable
Terminal
Guard
Negative
(Black) Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole inthe
backside of the gdll.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
hctder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotNe-t_pe
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and liftoff of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers
expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or
individual. Warranty repairs must be
performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THRO'I-rLE 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
ed}ustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it Is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tightencable clamp screw securely.
INTERLOCKSAND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged widng may cause your
tractor to run poorly,stop running,or
oravent it from starling.
• Check wiring, See electrical widng
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
Clamp
Quarter Circle
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TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
3. Choke should be closed. Ifit is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
4 Reassemble air cleaner.
Choke Closed
Casing_
C,oko
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However. minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or
load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fueVair
mixture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may resalt if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
are adjusted properly (see above).
2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw
In (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then tam out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL SE'_ING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
2. With throttle control lever in slow
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, tum idle mixture
screw In (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(countemlockwise) until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
4. Continue to hold throttle lever against
idlespeed screw an,d adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which isfactm'y set for
proper engine speed. Overspeedlng the
engine above the factory htgh speed
setting san be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified
servicecenter, which has proper equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
ldlo Speed
crew
Idle Mixture
Screw
hmttle Lever
IdleSpeed r-ff'"_::=:_'_%_
Screw
L.v:
Throttle
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Idle
Mixture
Screw
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.
,_&C._UTION Never store th(ptractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a ouilding
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, belts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BA'FrERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BA'I-rERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place sables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to pravent
gum deposltes from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Tum ignition kay to "START" position
for a few seconds to distributeoil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form end will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
'Hard to start
CAUSE
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
j 4. Bad spark plug.
4. Replace spark plug.
! 5. Dirty air filter.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment, 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
10. Engine valves out of
quaXified service center.
adjustment.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine will not
turn over
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2, Replace spark plug.
3, Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4, Replace fuel filter.
5, Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring.
6, Check all widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment 7, See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8, Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1, Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
5, Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4,
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals,
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty ignition switch,
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery teffninals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
11.Dirty engine air screen]fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill witlfresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refilltank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
t 1.Clean engine air screenifin_
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Replace
3. Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10.Improper blades used.
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged widng.
i5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine"OFF"
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Glean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Gleen around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/raplace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOV_' position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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1. Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds befon
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUM BER 917,271814
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
i
CLUTCH/BRAKE
(PEDALUP)
[
......
(NOTOCCUPIED)
SEATSWITCH
i
i
......
L
---_
(OPTIONAL)
• _;_
IGNITION
UNIT
FUELb
_
PARK
GAP
PLUG
(2 PLUGS ON
I
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
FUELSHUT'OFFSOLENOID
5_O_ORPM_L_S_S_MC_m_
DIODE
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM,
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE,
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. ASTHE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST,
IGNmON
posIIloN
OFF
RUN/LIGhT
RUN
' START
,,MAKE"
M÷G_AI
B÷AI
NONE
A2_L
B •B+A1
S ÷ A1
NONE
NONE
F,,
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CUPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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II
HEAbLIGHTS
----O-REMOVABLE
SWITCH
aRCUiT
J ALTERNATOR
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
ELECTRICAL
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TRACTO R- MODEL NUMBER 917,271814
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
t 75688
4152J
4799J
146148
175158
73510400
145491
121305X
175566
140403
178437
71 t t 0408
131563
178861
121433X
t 41940
17490508
Battery 12 VOLT 28 AM P
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown BaSery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Swffch, Interlod< Push-In
Harness Ught Socket (W/4152j)
Bulb Ught #1166
Cable Ba8ery
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
CableGround
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal
Solenoid
Amrneter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
63
07
2O7
208
36
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917,271814
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
20
23
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
5t
52
53
54
55
57
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
206
207
208
211
212
- -
174619
Chassis Assembly
175554
D_wb_
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
155272
BumperHood,Dash
168337X013 Dash
STD533710 Boil, Carriage 3_-16xl
155927
Panel, Dash, L.H.
145660
Clip 13nnerrnan Grille P/L
172107X010 Panel, Dash, R.H.
17490608
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
144983X558 Hood Assembly
126938X
Bumper Hood
156437
Plate Mtg Batte_ Fuel Tank
124028X
Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
STD541437 Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-15 Unc
178987X558 GrilleJLens Asm
155217)(599 Lens, Gdlle
175692X558 FendJFt rest
139976
Bracket, Fender Support
17490508
Screw ThdroI 3/16-18 x U2
175710
Pivot Bracket Assembly
73_400
NutLockwtlnserl
I/4-20UNC
19(391416
Washer 9/32 x 718 x 16 Ga.
145201
Bracket Gdlle Plckoff LH
161464
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
145202
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
STD522597 Bolt, FinHex t/4o20UNCx.75
140547
Air Duct P/t. B&S
STD533707 Bc4tRdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
154798
DashLowerSTLT
S]_541437
Nut Crownlock 3t8-16 UNC
1581_2
KeeporBe/tRearLhStl
17060620
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
175702
Pb,te Reinforcement STLT
154966
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
175582
Bracket Pnt Foot rest STLT
156524
Rod Pivot ChassisLHood
155123X428 Cuphe_der
170165
Bog Shoulder 5/16-183"i"
17670508
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
17670608
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
145212
Nut Hexilange Lock
165919
Insert Lens Reflective
5479J
Plug Button
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches J inch = 25.4 mnl
37
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
GROUND
DRIVE
57
57
22
38
26 27
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
GROUND
DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
1t
13
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
59
61
........
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
8883R
62
63
175410
71170754
64
ST0551143
65
154778
66
134683
70
74
137057
121749X
75
$11:)58t 075
76
77
123583)(
78
121748X
79
S'1D580025
80
145090
81
165592
82
165711
19171216
83
84
166231
85
150360
158391X428
89
90
124346X
96
STD6240_3
t 12
19091210
113 127285X
116 72140608
120 73900600
145 74490540
150 175456
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
162 73680400
163 74780416
19091010
164
165
165623
166
166880
168
165492
169
165580
170
173894
197
169613
198 169593
202 72110614
212
145212
Cover, Pedal
pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/15-20 x 4 Grade 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, Fool-Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E_ing
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1*5/8 x 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32. x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Cor_sole, Shift, STLT
Nut, Selt-Thding, Wsri Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1"
Washer 9132 x 3/4 x tO Gauge
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdnd Bqneck 3/8-16 x t
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/16-15 Gr. 5
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrtad 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Ftange Shift Lt
BOltRdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 5/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Une
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x t0 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Can'. SH 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Peerless 206-545C
146682
Spring, Retam, Brake
123665X
Pulley, Transaxle
12000028
Ring, Retainer
121520)(
Strap,Torque
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
165866
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
STD561210 Pin, Cottar
105701X
Washer, Shift Plate
74550412
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
10040400
Washer Lock H W Helical
73800500
Nut Lock HX Wltns 5/16-18
STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 5/8-16UN0 x 1Gr 5
STD541437 N_
106933X
Knob
130804
Rod, Brake
STD541237 NL_
106888X
Spring, Brake Rod
$1_551037
Washer
ST0561210
Pin
175765
Rod, Parking Brake
71673
Cap, Parking Brake
169592
Bracket, Transaxle
$3_523107
Bolt
175578
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
120183X
Bearing,Nylon
S"1_5510_
Washer
STD571610 Roll Pin
165936
Puttey, Composite, Flat
74760648
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/_*15 x 3
175461
Spacer, Split
175556
Keeper, Belt, ]dter
19131312
Washer 13,/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Ptastic
154407
Bollcrank Clutch Grad Div SU
123205X
Retainer, Belt
B31:*523715 Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
STD541437 Nut Crown Lock 3/5-15 UNC
SrD541431
NUt Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
105710X
Link, Clutch
105709X
Spring, Clutch Return
17060616
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.0
130801
V-Belt, Ground Drive
169691
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
17060612
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR - MODEL N UMBER 917,271814
STEERING
40
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
STEERING
KEY pART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
61
54
63
65
67
68
71
_2
85
88
91
SteedngWheel
Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Searing, Race, Thrusl, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, SteedngColumn
Dra_tir_k
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Beadng, Axle
NUL Hex6ange LOCk
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/6 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8*16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insed, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Gdpco Nut
Adaptor, Steertng Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steeling LR,LT
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
NutLockHexw/InB.
5/16-18UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Spacer Brace Axle
BC_tRDHD SQNK 5/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steeftng Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastner Chnstmas Tree
Bolt shoulpor 7/16-20
Clip Steering
139768
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
$1D551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
STD561210
130465
1550_
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
1CO711L
145054X428
121746X
153720
121232X
6855M
ST[To41431
74780520
STD523710
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175116
175553
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
ENGINE
3
32
34
31
33
39
33
29
I OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
42
13
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,271814
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
38
3_
45
81
170547
17720408
......
149723
144069
144068
138129
171877
145552
S'_3551125
STD522507
165287
148456
$3_)551237
17060624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
148315
109227X
17000612
73510400
ControI,Thret Paddle
Screw, HexThdCutll4-2Oxll2
Engine, B&S,(SeeBreakdown)No.42E707-2275-E1
Metller Exhaust
Exhauet Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
ClampTube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16-18unc x 3/4 W/Sem.s
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock I-h,y. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20Unc x .75
Gasket, Muffler
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer Lock Ext Toot h 3/8
Screw 3/8-16 x 1°1/2
Shield, BrrdDhr Guard
Contro_Chake
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw TI- #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Foel
Cap FuelGuage
Clamp,Hose
Sgecer Pad
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oll Drain Easy
Pad Idler
Screw Hex Wsh3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Starlet Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
--MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
SEAT
ASSEMBLY
ej-_e
KEY
NO,
PART
NO
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
140123
140551
71110616
16131610
145006
STD541437
124161X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
Seat
Bracket Pnt P=votSeat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 x 1 5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounbng Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
NOTE
44
121248X
72(_50412
134300
12125OX
123975X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyt 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-2Ox1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Znnc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Loci( 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt S rlOUlder5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock wllns 5/I 6-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
All component dimensions given in U S
inches 1 inch = 25 4 rnm
TRACTO R-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
DECALS
2O
19
21
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1t
156439
176681
171696
171697
1"27253
1_44
177265
171908
163204
156368
Decal, Fender Danger Sears
Decal, Engine
Decal, Hood, R.H
Decal, Rood, LH.
Decal, Hood Side
OecaI, Mainlenar_ce
Decal, Lower Oash
Decal, Rplcrnnt
Decal, Fender, Craftsman Gold
Decal, Fender STLT Oper Inst FJS
WHEELS AND TIRES
2--_
6
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
19
20
21
22
------
146046
160396
138047
172331
179128
14-9516
138311
16580OX428
165799X428
179556
179557
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battei_/Diehard Sears
Decal, Deck Sears
Decal, Deck
DecaJ,Battery
Decal,Lift
Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
OwneYsManual, Eng_sh
Owrmr's M a nual, Spa ni.Sh
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
591_
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
106732X427
278)'1
9040H
8
9
10
106108X427 Rim, Rear
I22082X
Tire, Rear
7152J
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Sewice 1tern Only)
t 04757X428 Cap, Axle
5,8
4,10
13
11
11
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem. Valve
Tire, Fmnl
Tube, FrontTire
(Not provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Prord
Fitting, Omase (Fronl Wheel Only)
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel
NOTE: All component d_rnensior_sgiven In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm
45
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
LIFTASSEMBLY
46
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMB ER 917.271814
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
3_
159460
159471
105767X
120(X]002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
165689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540690
Lift Lever inner Wire Assembly
Shelt Assembly, Lilt
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 xl x21 Gauge
Bearing, NyLon
Gdp, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lilt, L,H,
Link, Lilt, R.H.
RetalnerSpring
LinP_Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Nut Lock wANsh 1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Ult
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
MOWER
DECK
34
21
\
"\
16
48
22
26
TRACTOR-MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
MOWER
DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
t0
11
13
14
15
16
15
19
20
21
32
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
32
53
54
55
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
165892
$3D533107
138017
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
STD324008 Retainer Spring
130832
Arm, Suspension, Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
STD551137 Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Hardened
134149
Blade, Mulching
137645
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripger, Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vodex
STD541431 Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713)(
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
1 t 0452X
Nut, Push
130968X488 Shield, bellector
19111016
Washer tl/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
131491
Rnd,Hlnge
157722
ScrewThdrut Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrol
178342
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
S_533717
Bolt
133835
Fastner, Christrr_s Tree
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
STC55t037
Washer 13/32xls/16x16
Gauge
$3_541437
Nut Crownlock 5/8-16 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
$3D324003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
131340
Bolt, Sheolder #10-24 Grede 5
STD5414t0
Locknut
139868
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
131845
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
133943
Washer, Hardennd
155046
Arm, Idler
56
59
67
68
32
101
102
103
104
t 05
106
111
t12
113
114
t t5
116
117
118
119
129
130
165723
141043
149846
144959
STD54t 437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
179292
179293
17060508
STD54143t
72110505
4898H
165746
73930600
STD55t037
19131312
STD523710
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
STD323710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091816
169670
16_676
169674
169675
169671
16_672
169669
17720408
STD533717
130794
--
1_583
DESCRIPTION
Spa_er, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-BaR
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw pan HD Phillip 10-24 x 5/8
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel L.H.
Bracket, Gauge, WheeIR.H.
Screw 5/16-18xt/2
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Washer3/Sx7/Sxt4Gauge
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
BolI, FinHex3/8-16UNCxl
Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x t
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Bait 42"Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spdng Estenslon
Spring Return IdLer
Retainer Sprin9 Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32x3/4x16Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4o20 x 1/2
BoltRdhdSqn
5/8-16Uncx1-3/4
Mandrst AsSembly (Inoludes Key
Numbers 8-10, 13-15, 31 and 33)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: All component dirnenstons given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
PEERLESS
TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
206-545C
47
5O
TRACTOR - MODEL N UMBER 917.271814
PEERLESSTRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
77833O
722180
722CA7
784352
784378
778334
776309
778368
14
778368
15
1"/"
16
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
778370
786188
786102
792077A
722078
7_079
792073A
722177
722125
722O35
788O4O
780072
29A
78016O
29B
7_O051
290
30
780t 99
780108
31
7_1
31A
780195
34
35
95A
36
37
a8
788O83
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
DESCRIPTION
Trarlsaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
COUnlershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Callar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion 13 teeth)
Bevel Gear 13 theth
(thclude. 14)
Bevel Pthlon (13 teeth)
(Include. 13)
Rthg Gear (43 teeth)
Ddve Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Bal_5/16" dLa
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Sprlng.3100Ox,625L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
RetaJning RLng (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
ThrustWasher
.627 ID x ,031W
Thrusl Washer
,762 ID x .031W
ThrdstWasher
.762 tD x .031w
Ardi-Roletion Washer .622
CupWasher
1.127 ID x .032W
Flat Washer .750 ID x ,056W
(Use As Needed)
Fiat Washer
.750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Ranged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
39
40
786026
792076A
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
790079
792073A
792085A
722075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
77
79
82
788078A
792144
778333
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
778338
7O_t154
788089A
788093A
788088A
734_29A
794712
DI=SCRIPTION
DowalPth
Flat Washer
,312 ID x .059W
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
L_knut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle(ll-15116"Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
Spur Ge_.r (29 teeth
Spur Gear 27 teeth
Spur Gear (23 theth)
Spur Gear (19 teeth)
Spur Gear (16 teeth)
Spur Gear (15 teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Spur Gear (13 teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth
SpurGear 25 eeth
FlatWasher
.563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
Relalning Ring
Spacer ,890
Square Cut Ring
"O" Ring
Flat WaSher
1.128 1{3x .058W
inverted Retaining Ring
Spring ,430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
O{I Fill Ptug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
Gear Oi190WgO
Repla_:ernenlMST
206-545CTransaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions given in
U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm
51
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
BRIGGS
&STRATFON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
42E707,
TYPE
NUMBER
2275-E1
52
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
BRIGGS & STRAI-I'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1
51
122
51 _
51A
447_
306A_
3071,
r
,53
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
BRIGGS& STRA'I'I"ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER42E707,TYPENUMBER2275-E1
3091
5101
513
783
1051,,,_
697_
332_
934_
7_
695
1_5_
1036 LABEL-EMISSION
J
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
5240
842<:_
51
__
12A
1=_
3@ 2o_
54
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271814
BRIGGS & STRA'n'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 42E707, TYPE NUMBER 2275-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
498583
399265
3
4
391086
493304
_A
7
493457
493466
271867
7A
271868
8
9
10
11
12
495754
27803
690334
691899
692292
12
271188
12
271189
12A
13
15
16
18
19
20
22
22A
23
24
25
25
692287
691651
690946
690636
495901
399264
291675
693972
691104
691976
222698
696397
696398
25
696399
25
696400
26
26
26
26
27
98
28
29
29
696403
696404
696405
696406
691299
498319
498320
394306
397158
32
33
34
35
36
40
40A
42
45
46
47
48
691133
691794
691804
691605
691597
690656
691939
494553
691800
214484
691964
499945
50
51
51A
54
73
74
75
691709
692278
692219
93208
692527
691677
691056
DESCRIPTION
.$
,$
Cytinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(Magneto
Side)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
(Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)
Gasket*Cylinder Head
(cylinder 1)
Gasket-Cylinder Head
(cylinder 2)
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Cover)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
(.015"
Thick)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.005"
Thick
.
Gasket-Crankcase
.009
Thtck)
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
P[ug-OiIDrain
Crankshaft
Cover-Crankcase
Ki1-Bushing/Seal
(PTO Side)
Seal-Oil
(PrO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Screw Crankcase Cover)
Flywhee
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010"
Oversize
•
Peton Assembly (.020 Oversize
Piston Assemby
.030"
Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.010" Oversize)
Ring Set (.020"Oversize)
Ring Set (.030" Oversize
Lock-Piston Pn
Pin-Pieton
(Standard)
Pin-Pistan (.005 O.S.
Rod43onneetin 9 Standard)
Rod-Connecting
.020
Undersize
Screw Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve
Exhaust
Retainer-Va ve
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
T_ppet-Valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block (460707-2637-E2
Replacement Engine)
Manifoal-lntake
•
Gasket-Intake
,$ Gasket-tntake
Screw {Intake Manifold)
Screen-RGtating
Screw (Rotating Screen
Washer
Flywheel)
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
91
95
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
118
119
693483
690718
693485
607923
693509
693506
692078
693482
993505
693498
693507
993499
690720
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
165
186
187
693503
691928
693480
693504
693512
691639
693508
691401
690273
693148
691764
499167
188
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
219
220
222
227
231
235
240
267
276
276A
276B
278
691003
690364
690570
493230
690322
691273
691807
693544
696376
690412
691366
690762
690718
691206
394356
690316
691872
693497
693510
692810
297
304
305
306
306A
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
359
365
373
691331
691391
690960
690414
690435
691003
497596
690323
497608
691059
394891
691061
802592
495868
691077
690321
691612
NOTE:
inches
5_
DESCRIPTION
Body-Upper Carburetor
Q Screw ('rhrot6e Valve)
Shaft*Throttle
Kit-Idle Speed
O Gasket-Carburetor
Body
IZI Pin-Float Hinge
_ Valve- Float Needle
Body-Lower Carburetor
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Q Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main
High Altitude)
Screw Upper Body To Lower
Body)
Klt-Carbureto_ Overhaul
Spacer-Carburetor
Carburetor
Valve-Throttld
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
_ Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
• Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Conneetor-Ho_e
Llde-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length
Screw (C)ontral Bracket)
Screw Back Plate
Lnk-Mechancal
Governor
Bell Crank
Screw (Beg Crank)
Spring-Governor
Sprin -Governor
Idler
Thro_t_e Link
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Gear
Bracket-Contro
Lever-Governor Control
0 Screw (Choke Valve)
Shield-Fuel Spray
Filter-Fuel
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer-Sealldg
_1 Washer-Sealing
Washer-Scaling
Washer (Governor Control
Lever)
NUt Air Filter Retainer)
Housin -Bldwer
Screw _lower
Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneta
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plu_-Spark
Engine Gasket Set
Washer (Ground Terminal)
Screw (Carburetor
NUt (Ground Terminal
All component dimensions given in U.S.
I inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271814
BRIGGS& STRA'rroN ENGINE-MODELNUMBER42E707,TYPE NUMBER2275-E1
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
383
89838
Wrench-Spark
Plug
391
693487
Body-Fual
Pump
392
693491 _+ Spring-Pump
Diaphragm
394
693489 O+ Diaphragm-Carburetor
394A 693488 O+ DLaphragm-Carburetor
395
690481
Valve Ci_amber Cover
404
690442
Washer
Governor Crank
425
691675
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
432
693492 _+ Cap-Spring
434
693493
Cover-Diaphragm
435
693494
Screw (Diaphragm Cover)
441
691176
Bracket-Oil Fill
445
394019
Filter-Air
447
690297
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
449
691044
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
474
696459
Altamator
505
691029
Nut Governor Control Lever)
507
691972
nsuator
510
497606
Drive-Starter
513
692024
Clutch-Drive
520
691084
Ground Terminal
523
691385
Dipstick
524
280860
• Seal-Dipstick
Tube
525
690823
DipsitckTube
544
692034
Armature-Starter
551
690415
Valve Cover
952
690552
Bushing-Governor
Crank
552A 690553
Bushing-Governor
Crank
562
690311
Bolt Governor Control Lever)
573
696040
Pate-Back
601
95162
Clamp-Hose
615
690317
Retainer-Governor
Shaft
616
491530
Crank-Governor
629
262539
Spring-_rot8e
Return
635
66538
Boct-Spark Plug
643
496700
Retainer-Air Filter
689
690555
Spring--Friction
691
690657
• Seal-_overnor
Shaft
695
693149
Screw (Ring Gear)
697
691625
Screw (Drive Cap)
725
280866
Shalld-Heat
726
391362
Gear-Rio_l
741
691285
Gear-'_mm_q
742
690328
Retainer-E-]:ring
783
693059
Gear-Pinion
789
695050
Harness-Wiring
797
690955
Nut (StarterTerminal)
KEY PART
NO. NO.
797A 693167
801
691967
802
497607
803
691427
807
693511
842
271170
847
495715
851
493880
859
693490
861
693502
865
691196
865A 691197
868
692324
869
261463
870
262924
871
261961
871
231218
918
393815
934
947
955
967
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1090
1095
1119
t 132
1136
1137
1138
1154
_
_;
+
691058
693495
693513
272490
691207
691100
498157
691247
496726
695702
691265
274796
691293
498047
691183
690353
690329
690390
690330
690366
Included
358
Included
No. 121
Included
1095
Included
DESCRIPTION
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer (Throttle Shaft)
• Seal-DipsSck/Tube
Dipstick/Tube
Assembly
Tel_minal-Sparkplug
e÷ Gasket-Carburetor
Pump
Kit-Fuel Pure P
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
_: Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve
(Intake
Seat-Valve (Exhaust
Bushing-Guide
(Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide (Intake)
Hose-Vacuum (Cutto
Required Length)
Screw Fan Ret_Jner
SOeno d-Fue
Plug-Carburetor
Filter-Air
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Label Kit
Label-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
Gasket Set-Valve
Screw Aitamator)
Screw (Oil Slinger)
Screw (High Speed Control)
Washer (High Speed Control)
Nut High _peed C(_ntrol)
Screw (Va ve Chamber
Cover)
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Carburetor Overhaul
Kit, Key.
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Fuel Pump K_t, Key. No. 861
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U.S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
57
58
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GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
I
_
OperateyourTractorupanddownthefaceofslopes(not
greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction
on slopes.
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