Craftsman 917.270530 Owner`s manual

Owner's
Manual
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270530
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
differently
from
built engine
engines.
Before
you start the
This product
haspreviously
a low emission
which
operates
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pro, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
visit our Craftsmanwebsite:www.sears.comlcraftsman
Warranty ............................................... 2
Safety Rules ......................................... 3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly .............................................. 8
Operation ............................................ 11
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17
Maintenance ....................................... 17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ............................................... 27
Troubleshooting ................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................ 32
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LtMITED 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 ewner'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 taking your
Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
,, Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, includingbut 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, includingbut not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructionscon.
tained in the owner's manual
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or o_idized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LiMiTED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with thisriding
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 tree of charge by taking your Craftsman ridingequipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center, In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States,
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CEN'_ER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT'1-800-4*MyoHOME
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, Hoflman Estates, IL 60179
MPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwingob ects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injup/or death.
I, GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow art
Slopes are a major factorrelated to loss-ofinstructions in the manua_and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can
machine before starting.
result in severe in ury or death. Allslopes
, Only allow responsibleadults, who are
require extra cautlen. If youcannotback up
familiar with the instructions,to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
the machine.
mow it.
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks,toys, wire, etc., which could be
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
picked up and thrown by the blade,
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other
limbs, etc.
people before mowing. Stop machine
• Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps.
if anyone enters the area.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
• Never carP/passengers.
machine. Tall grass can hide ob_
• Do not mow in reverse unlese absostaeles.
lutely necessary. A(ways look down
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
and behind before and while backing.
so that you wiltnot have to stop or shift
• Be aware of the mower discharge
white on the slope.
directionand do not point it at anyone.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommenDo not operate the mower without
dations for wheel weights or countereither the entire grass catcher or the
weights to improve stability.
guard in place.
• Use extra care with grass catchersor
• Slow down before turning.
other attachments. These can change
• Never leave a running machine
the stabilityof the machine.
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
parking brake, stop engine, and
and gradual, Do not make sudden
remove keys before dismounting.
changes in speed or direction.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Avoid starting or stoppingon a slope. If
• Stop engine before removing grass
fires lose traction, disengage the
catcher or uncioggiogchute.
blades and proceed slowly straight
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
down the slope.
light.
• Do not operate the machine white
DO NOT:
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not turn on slopes unless neces• Watch for traff_ when operating near or
saP/, end then, turn slowly and graducrossing roadways.
ally downhill, if possible,
• Use extra care when ioadiog or
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,or
unloadingthe machine into a trailer or
embankments. The mower could
truck.
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
• Data indicatesthat operators, age 60
the edge of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge
years and above, are involved in a
caves in.
large percentage of ridingmower• Oo not mow on wet grass. Reduced
related injuries. These operators
tractioncould cause sliding.
shouldevaluate their ability to operate
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
the ridingmower safely enough to
putting your foot on the ground.
protect themselves and others from
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
serious injury.
slopes.
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IlL CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are oRen 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 a_ea
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
" Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to _erate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive..
- Use only an approved container.
. Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running, Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especiallyblade
attachm_ bits, tk3ht and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an obiact, Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running,
• Grass catcher componentsare subject
to wear, damage, and detedoration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer'S recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Ad)ust and service as required.
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• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• DO not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. AN_ayslook _wn
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children.They may fall off
and be sedously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machineoff if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes(15 ° Max),
not across,
• Remove obstacles such as rocks,tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoidstarting or stoppingon a slope, tf
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down theslope,
• If machine stops while going uphi_,
disengage blades, shi_t into reverse
and back down slowly.
• DO not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradoally downhill, ff possible.
,_l, Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! SECOMEALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED,
_ CAUTION: In order to prevent
accidental startingwhen setting up,
transporting,adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnectspark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
,_, CAUTION: Tow onlythe attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specificationsof the manufacturerof
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate onlyat the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. 300
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose tractionwith
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
,_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of Californiato cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_IbWARNING: Battery pests, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductiveharm.
Wash hands after handling.
,_ CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
3ASOLINE
3APACITY
t_NDTYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
:_ILTYPE
SAE 30(ABOVE 32°F!
_,PI-SF/SG/SH): SAE 5W-30
(Below 32°F)
OILCAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
RJ19LM OR J19LM
VALVE
INTAKE: ,003"-.005"
CLEARANCE:
EXHAUST:.005"-.007"
GROUND SPEEDFORWARD:
(MPH):
TIRE
PRESSURE:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
BA33"ERY:
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
1ST
2NO
1.1
1.4
3RD
2.2
4TH
3.3
5TH
4.4
6TH
4.9
REVERSE: 1.4
FRONT:
14 PSi
REAR:
12 PSI
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADUGHTS
AMP/HR:
25
MtN. CCA: 190
CASE SIZE:U1R
27-35 FT. LBS
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
ol a new Tractor. tt has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest authorized service center.
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain thismanual. The
instructionswill enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractorproperly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and usingyour tractor,
• Follow the instructionsunder "Maintenance" and "Storage" sectionsof this
owner's manual.
WARNING= This tractoris equipped
with an internal combustionengine 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 shouldbe maintained
in effective working order by the operefor.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
Cafifomia 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 authorized service
center/department (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
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Steering II
Steering
Whee_
AdapterS'_ee;;g"
Sleeve
Extension
_
Steering
U
Shaft
(1) Shoulder
fB
(1) Washer
(1) Knob
Keys
t_
17132 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Video Cassette
(2) Keys
7
Slope
Sheet
Yournew tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shippingpurposes,To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractorall 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
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 Dock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
ASSEMBLY
securely,
A socket wrench set will make assembly
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
of steering wheel.
ere listed below,
8. Remove protective materials from
(1) 9Ire"wrench
(1) Pliers
tractor hoodandCHECK
grill.
(1) 1/2"wrench
(1) Utilityknife
IMPORTANT.
FOR AND
(1) Tire pressure
REMOVE ANY STAPLES IN SKID THAT
gauge
MAY PUNCTURE
TIRES WHERE
When dght or left hand is mentioned in
TRACTOR IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
SteeringWheel
_
Insert
position (seated behind the steering
wheel),
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UPACK 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_don_ and lay
panels flat,
S
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and
remove.
/
SteeringWheel
{.;_.
Tabs
SteeringBoot_
Adapter_
Extension
_//
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID /
ATTACH STEE_NG WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft, Align mountingholes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut,
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3, Position front wheels of the tractorso
they are pointing straight forward,
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter
onto steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
Shalt
Locknut
L-_'----- 5/16 Hsx
Lower
,. - - _.: .!.
Steering
_
_ "::_"".
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HOW TO .SETUP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door,
NOTE: if this battery is put into sewice
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimumof one hour at 6-10
ampe. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions),
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INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tighteningadjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and fiat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
4. Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely, Do not tighten,
5. Lower seat into operating position
and sit on seat.
6. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
7, Get off seat withoutmoving its
adjusted position.
8. Raise seat end tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Shoulder SeatPan
Adjustment
Knob
FlatWasher
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor offthe skid. Followthe appropriate
instructionbelowto remove thetractorfrom
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 tractorforward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starling read,
understand and folow all insfructons in
the Operation section of thismanual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilatedarea. Be
sure the area in front of tractoris clear of
other people and objects,
1. Be sure all the above assemblysteps
have been completed,
2. Check engine o{tlevel and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3, Sit on seat in operatingposition,
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 throttlecontrolto idle
position.
7, Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release c)utchYorakepedal and
slowly ddve tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
bra_a and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow,
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinfiated
at the factory for shippingpurposes.
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
shouldbe propedy leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUStNG" in the
Service and Adjustmentssection of this
manual,
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shownfor
replacJngmotion and mower blade drive
belts in the SeP#iceand Adjustments
section of this manual Verifythat the
belts are muted correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor,check to see that the brake is
propedy adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adiustments
section of this manual
,/CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATEANB ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
,/All assembly instructionshave been
completed.
# No remaining loose parts in carton.
/' Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
./Seat is adjusted comfortablyand
tightened securely.
J All tires are propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is propedy
leveled side.to-side/front.to.rear for
best cuttingresults. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are muted pmpedy around
pulleys and Inside eli belt keepers,
J Check wiring, See that all connections
are still secure and wires are propedy
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: /
# Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
# Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
# Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
'l
10
°
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
EATrERV
CAUTtON
OR
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
WARNING
ENGINE
ON
FUEL
ENGINE
OFF
CHOKE
OIL PRESSURE
MOWER
HEIGHT
LIGHTS
ON
!
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
PARKING DRAKE
LOCKEb
MOWER
UNLOCKED
r_'l R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
PARKING
_RAKE
ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
IGNmON
CLUTCH
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE
HAZARDS
•. I|
DISENGAGED
(SEE SAFETy
RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER. KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
(Aulomatic
11
Models only)
LIFT
KNOWYOUR
TRACTOR
READ
THIS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
ANDSAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with Ihe locations of
various controlsand adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Ammeter
Clutch
ignition Switch
_t Switch
Lever
Plunger
_ttachment
Throttle/Choke
Control
Li_tLever
ClutcW
Brake Pedal
Indicator
/
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Our tractorsconform to the safety standardsof the American National Standard_
]
Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to yourtractor,
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adiust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
daclutchingand braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and directionof tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing,its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlightson
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/breke pedal into the bral(e
position,
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used
for starting and controllingengine speed.
AMMETER * Indicates battew charging
(+) or discharging(-).
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The operation of any tractorcan result in foreign objects throwninto
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage, Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performingany
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glosses,
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 operatorto
Iseve the seat without first settingthe
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/breke 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.
AttachmentClutchLever
"Engaged¢Position
Throttle/Choke
Control _-_.
[_/_.
_'x_.
_//_
3nitionKey
Clutch/_
Brake
I
k<:_--..__.._2_,
: _ , _
\
' II _ LT ',,I
"Brake"
Position
STOPPING
Disengaged
Position
NOTE: Failure to move throttlecontrol to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
• 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 positionother than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE; Under certain conditionswhen
tractor is standingidle 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.
• k CAUTION; Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
'\V, Park,ng
___..-£:
TO USE TH RO'I3"LE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate,
• Pull throttle offersthe best bagging
and mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BAYARD
The directionand speed of movement is
controlledby the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractorwith cMch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neL,Itral(N) position.
2. Mov_ gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutclVbrekepedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractorto a complete
stop before shiftingor changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful
life of your transaxle.
oooeo'
"Disengaged"
Position
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.
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
CAIJTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
startingup or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• if slowing is necessary, move throttle
control fever to slower position.
• If stoppingis 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 slightlyas you restart movement.
• TO restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
The positionof the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift fever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired pos(tion.
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 lookinglawns, 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 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 lruck
or a trailer, be sure hoed is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord; etc.).
TO OPERATE MOWER
Yourtractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensingswitch. 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,
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATFACHMENTS
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the
mower without either the entire grass
catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the
discharge guard in place.
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
dangeroes+Tires can lose tractionwith
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Lift Lever
High Position
Low
Position
Guard
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BEFORE
STARTING
THEENGINE
CHECK
ENGINE
OILLEVEL
Theengine
inyourtractorhasbeen
shipped,
from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
around.
2. Hemove oil fill cap/dipstickand wipe
clean, reinsertthe dipstickand screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil revel If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstickis reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operationyou should
change oil for easier starting(See =OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance sectionof this manual),
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance sectionin this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicatesthat
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
usingethanol 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, startthe
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh rue{
next season. See Storage Instruc_tons
for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cteaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
ur.
_CCAUTION: Fill to bottomof gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe offany
spilledoil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When startingthe enginefor thefirsttimeor if
the enginehas runoutof fuel, itwitltake
extracrankingtimeto movefuel from the
tankto the engine.
1, Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Piece gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutchto "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttte control to choke
position.
NOTE: Before starting, readthe warm and
cold starting procedures below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle
control to fast position, wait a few
minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, move the throttle
control back to the choke position
and retry,
WARM WEATHER STARTING(50° F and
above)
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used, If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLDWEATHER STARTING( 50° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttlecontrol in the
choke position until the eng{ne runs
roughly,then move throttle controlto
fast position. This may require an
engir_e warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
• The attachments can also be used
during the engine warm-up pedod.
NOTE: If at a highaltitude(above3000 feet)
or in cok:ltemperatures(below32 F) the
carburetorfuel mixturemay needto be
adjustedfor bestengineperformance. See
"TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"inthe
ServiceandAdjustments sectionofthis
manual.
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MOWING "lIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when Ihe
mower housing is attached lo tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustmentssection of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower shouldbe
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to t_e rightof the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, slart 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 d)raction
making left hand turns until finished.
• if grass is extremely tall, it shouldbe
mowed twice to reduce load and
possiblefire bazar_ from 0(=ed
clippings. Make first cut relatively
hi_h; the second to the desired height,
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throtUe
when mowing to assure bettermowing
performance and proper dischargeof
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performanceas well
as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and g)ve best pedormance of the
attachment being used.
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on thistractor does 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.
Soma adjustments will need to be made
periodically to propedy maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
shouldbe checked at least once each
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LUBRICATION CHART
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_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
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 a)r filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
he_p 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
interlocksystems for proper operation.
5, Check for loose fasteners.
_SAE OR 10W30MOTOROIL
_)REFER
TO MAINTENANCE
=ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT*" DO not oilor grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings, Viscous lubricantswill attract
dust and dirt that will shortenthe life of
the seff-lubricafin_beadngs. If you feel
they must be lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
17 sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requiresmore than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adiusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Sewlce and Adjustmentssection of
this menuat).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
,, The engine should not start un(ess the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clotch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat withoutfirst setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
cperate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADECARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensureproperassembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Tra(lingEdge Up
MandrelAssembly
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer.
Lock Wsshe
*A Grade8 heattreatedbolt canbe identified
bysix lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE; We do not recommendsharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine,
• The blade can be sharpened with a
file or on a grinding wheel. Do not
attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a
cone balancer. (When using a cone
betsncer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide Blade on to an unthreaded
portionof the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it shouldremain
in a horizontalposition. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
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1, Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
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Center Hole
BATrERY
Yourtractorhas a battery charging
system which is sufficientfor normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotivecharger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminalsclean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
yourtractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosionand dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3, Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry,
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or
petroleum jelly.
6. ReinstaU battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERV(CE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
NOTE: Although multi-viscosityoils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumplion
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 hoursof
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hoursin one
year.
Check the crankcase oil _eve_before
startingthe engine and after each eight
(8) hoursof operation. Tighten oilfill cap/
dipsticksecurely each time you check
the oil level
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oilchange. All oil must meet APt
service classificationSF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be
careful not to allow dirt to enter the
engine when changing oil.
2. Remove drain plug.
3, After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
4. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube, Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity
see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
5, Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap
is tightened securely for accurate
reading, Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deteriorationand wear
after 100 hoursof 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
withAP_sewice classificationSF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
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Dipstick
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brushor
compressed air to remove did and
stubborn dded gum fibers.
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ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipsticktube
assembly off engine•
2. Cover oil fillopening to prevent entry
of dirt.
3. Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughlyclean engine "
cooling fins.
4. To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
Scre_Bl!wer
Housing
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4, Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner,
cover and secure with knob(s).
IMPORTANT: Petroleumsolvents,suchas
kerosene,are notto be usedto cleanthe
cartridge.They may causedeterioration
of
the cartridge.Do notoilcartridge.Donotuse
pressurizedair to cleanor drycartridge.
CoverKnob
Screws
Pre'Cleaner
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AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run prapedy using a
dirty airfilter. Clean the foam pro-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO 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 dirtyor damaged, replace
pre-cieaner.
6. Reinstall pro-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s)•
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove cartridge nut.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entedng carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
_Base
MUFFLER
inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrestor (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark p)ugs at the beginningof
each mowingseason or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap settingar_
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season• if fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructingfuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1, With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filterin position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4, Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline,
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CLEANING
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler,air filterand
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
Clean
battery,
free ofengine,
all _asoline,
oil,seat,
etc. finish, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
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CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fullyand set parking brake,
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignitionkey "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower wil| 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
col(at off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from
chassis bracket by removing retainer
spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front linksfrom deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: It an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mountedon the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
1he c_tch spring _nto square ho_ein
frame,
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position,
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of
tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small Retainer Spring
Suspension Arrr_s , _J
Anti-Swa
RetainerSpdngs
(_.th Sides)
HousiP.gGuide
Larg
pdng
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See *PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). )f tires are over or
underinflated, you will not propedy
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO*SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highestposition,
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on
both sides of mower shouldbe the
same or within 1/4" of each ether.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten (ift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustmentnut on that side,
NOTE: Each f_h turn of adioslment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottomedge of
mowerto ground
its highest position.
Check adiustment on rightside of tractor.
Measure distance =D" directlyin front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front linksare
equal in length. Both linksshould be
approximately 10-3/8".
• it links are not equal in length,adjust
one link to=a_.melength as ether link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tightennuts =F"
against trunnionon both front links.
,, To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equat 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 lioks,
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment,
Bottomedgeof
mower to ground
BothFrontUnksShouldbe Equalin Ler_th
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-beck
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
ad(ust both front links equa(ly so mower
will stay level side-to.side.
To obtain the best cuttingresults, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately1/8 to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced withouttools. Park the tractor
on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (Bee "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
remove).
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stoppingdistance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
With ParkingBrake "Engaged"
Nut "A"
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Nut
_..._ Operating
Mandrel
Idler
TO ADJUST BRAKE
Yourtractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractorrequires more than six (6) feet
stoppingdistance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutchJbrakepedal 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".
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractoron level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
1. Remove mower (See "30 REMOVE
MOWER" in tt_lesection of this
manual,)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove heft upwards from transexle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractorand
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5, Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Clutchin,
Transaxle
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TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
tf staef_ngwhee_crossbarsare not
hor{zoofal (left to dght) when wheels are
positionedstraight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEELTOE-IWCAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber-are
not ad ustabJeon yourtractor, ff damage
has occurred to affect the rent wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
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 te slew leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
localpads dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
TOSTART ENGINEWITHAWEAK
BATTERY
,_C,_.UTION: Le,_d-_id batteriesgenerate
explosivegases. _,eep sparks,_
and
smokingmaterialsaway frombatteries.
Alwayswear eye protectionwhenaround
batteries.
if yourbattery istOoweak tostartthe engine,
it shouldbe rachel'gad.(See "BATTERY"in
the MAINTENANCE sectionof thismar,u_l).
If "lumpercables"
are usedforemerger_/
starting,renewthisprocedure:
IMPORTANT:Yourtrsctoris equippedwitha
12 vdt negative groundedsystem.Theother
vehk:almust also be a 12 vcit ne_
grounded system.Do not use yourtractor
batterytostart other vehP..els.
TO ATFACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal oteach
battery, taking care notto short
against chassis.
2, Cent'.actone end of the SLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminalof fully
charged battery.
3, Connect the other end of the SLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSEORDER
1. BLACK cable first from chassisand
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable test from both batteries.
Washers
Retaining_
PositiveTerminal
Axle
,_uare Key_
(Rear Wheel Only)
Terminal
24
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BAI"rERY
INTERLOCKS
_CAUTION:
Do notshort battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connectk',gbattery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cab)e and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
Loose or damaged wiringmay cause your
tractorto run poody,stop running, or
preventit from starting.
,, Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
AND RELAYS
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-infuse. The fuse holderis legated
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood
at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off
of tractor,
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
\
Connector
HeadlightWire
Battery
Boxl
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-wad engine repair establishment or individual Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet,
Hex B_t
Positive
(Red) Cable
Negative
(Black) Cable
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttlecontrolhas beenpresetat the
factoryand adjustmentshouldnotbe
necessaly.Check adjustment as described
belowbefore leoseningcable. If adjustment
isnecessary,proceedas folbws:
1. Withenginenotrunning,movethmttfa
controlleverfrom slowto chokepe_len.
Slowlymove leverfrom choke tofast
position.
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood,
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hale in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push
bulb holder securely back into the
hole in the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
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FINALsETrING 1. Startengineand allowto warmfor five
minutes. Make final adjustmentswith
engine runningand shitt/moti(_central
lever in neutral IN) position.
2, Move throttlecantrel leverto slow
posit;on.With finger,rotate and ho_
throttle lever against idlespeed screw,
Turn idle speed screw to aJlaln1750
RPM,
3. While still holding throttle leveragainst
idlespeed screw, turnidlemixture valve
full travel clockwisethen counterclockwiseuntilengine runs rough. Turn valve
to a I:_nt midway between thosetwo
positien,s. Releasethrottle lever.
ACCELERATIONTEST 4. Move threttiecontrdl leverfrom stowto
fast position, ff engine l"P,;_,itetes
or dies,
turn idle mixturevalve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeattest and continue
to adjust, if necessary,untilengine
accelerates smoothly.
High speed stopis factory adiustad. Donot
adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:.Never tamper with the engine
governor,which is factory s_ for proper
engt_espeed. Overspae_ng the engine
above the factory high speed sattin9 can be
dangerous. If you think the eng,,ne-govemed
highspeed needs adjusting,contactyour
nearestAUTHORIZED service center/
department, which has proper equipment
and experienceto make any necessary
adjustments.
2. Check that holes "A" in govemo_contrd
lever andhole in governor plate fine-up,
if holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp
screw and move throttlecableuntil
holes are aligned. Tightendamp screw
SecUrely,
Governor Control Lever
"A"H°lesI '_'_
Governor
Contrc_Plate
ClampScrew
Throttle
Cable
TOADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: Thecarburetoron this engineislow
emission. It is equipp_ withan idlefuel
adjustingneedle w_ha fimiter cap, which
allowssome adj_
within the limits
allowed by the cap, Do not attemptto
remove the limitei'cap. The limitercap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjustingneedle.
The carburetorhas been preset at the
factory and adjustment shouldnot be
necessary. However,minor adjustment may
be required to compensatefor differencesin
fuel, temperature,altitudeor load. Ifthe
carburetor does need adjustment,proceed
as follows:
In general, turningidle mixture valvein
(dcekwisa) decreasesthe supply of fuel to
the engine givinga loaner fuel/airmixture.
Turning the idle mixturevak'e out (counter÷
c_ckwisa)increasesthe supp_ of fuel to the
enginegiving a richerfuel/airmixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle vak_e
and the seat in carburetormay resultifscrew
is tumed in tootight
PRELIMINARYSETT)NG 1. Air cleanerassemblymustbe assambled to the carburetorwhen making
carburetor adjustments.
2. Besure the throt_ contrel sable is
adjustedproperly(see above).
Id_ Speed Screw
Lever
Idle
Mixture
Valvewith
Limlter
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
CAUTION: Never store the tractor
with gasolinein the tank inside a
building where fumes may mash an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
seal before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
s 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. sod r_ace belts, if nocassap/(Bee belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown )n the Maintenance section of this manual.
4, Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened, inspect
moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up aft rustedor chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
Folly charge the battery for storage,
After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosionand power
leakage during long bedods of
storage, battery cables ebeu(d be
disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of this ma_a_).
• After cleaning, leave cab(es disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
termina|s.
• if battery is removedfrom tractorfor
storage, do not store battery directlyon
concrete or damp surfaces.
bieoded fuels (called gasohel or using
ethan(>)or methanol) can attractmo)stura
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 untilthe
fuel lines and carburetorare empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner productsin the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
• L_se_resh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabitlzerto 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 throughspark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignitionkey 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/ordirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• _fp_as_ble,store your tractor indoors
endenver it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover yourtractor with a suitable
protectivecover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractorto rust,
IMPORTANT: Nevercovertraoiorwhile
engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposifes from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor,
fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experience indicates that alcohol
27
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
Hard to start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
CORRECTION
1, Fill fuel tank.
_2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attemptingto start.
4. Bad spark plug.
14. 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.
18. Loose or damaged wiring.
8. Check all wiring.
9. Carburetorout of adjustmenl 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Engine valves out of
10.Contact a qualified
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
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring.
6. Check ell wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Engine valves out of
8. Contact a qualifiied
service center.
adjustment.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Blown fuse.
• 4. Replace fuse.
Corroded battery terminals. '5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
Loose or damaged widng.
7. Check/replace ignition
Faulty ignition switch.
switch.
Faulty solenoidor starter.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
Faulty operator presence
9. Contact a qualified
service center.
switch(es).
1, Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed,
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine clicks but
will not start
1,
2.
3,
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Lose of power
I1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "(_HOKE"
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.
1.
2,
3,
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals,
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
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. Dirty fuel filter.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Water in fuel.
9. Drain fuel tank and earbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Spark plug wire loose.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Dirty engine air screen/fins. 11.Clean engine air screen/fins.
12.Dirty/clogged muffler.
12.Clean/replace muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
13.Check all wiring.
14.Carburetor out of
14.See "To Adjust Carburetor"
adjustment.
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Engine valves out of
15,Contact a qualified
service center.
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
29
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
! 2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s).
Reprace damaged pads.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections, tf not
corrected, contact a
qualified service center.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Poor cut- uneven
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Worn, bent or loose blade,
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 .buildupof
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
1. Obslruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel
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.
1, Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel,
1. Place threttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Allow grass to dry before
3. Wet grass.
mowing.
14. Mower deck not level
4. Level mower deck.
15. Low/uneven tire air pressure 5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
). Worn, bent or loose blade. !6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
housing.
3. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
_, Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.1mpreperblades used.
10.Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
1. Engine speed too slow.
Headlight(a) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
1, Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator,
=1.Engine throttlecontrol not
set at =SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
1. Move throttlecontrol to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
Switch is =OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty lightswitch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
3O
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
"rum switch"ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
4. Replace alternator.
TRACTORMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
SCHEMATIC
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AMMETER
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•
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL SECOM_ THEIR BRIGHTEST
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N_N-REMOVASLE
CONNECTIONS
SWITCH
CONNECTJONS
WIRING
INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: iF WIRING iNSULATED CLIPS WE'RE REMOVED FOR
REMOVASL_
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING
31
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
ELECTRICAL
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NUMBER
917,270530
ELECTRICAL
NO.
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74760412
156417
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73350400
166181
4152J
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73510400
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170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
170243
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_alte_ 12 Volt 25 AMP
_t Hex Hd 1/4-20_'_ X 3,'4
Case Batte_'
S_tch tntedock Push-tn
Nut Jam Hex 1/4-20 Uric
Hames_ SOCketLight W/4152J
_(b L_ht #1156
Cable Battery 6ga 11* red
Cable_a_e_'6GaW/16Wtrred
Fuse 15AMP
NutKepsH_x
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Ca_e Grouted 6_ 12' b(ack
Switch Plunger NCGray
Switch tgn De)ta Push-in
Key Ign Molded C_aftsman, Delta
Harness Ign
Bo_tBlkHeK1/4.2Ouncxl/2
GoverTefrninal Red
So_endd
Ammeter Rec_angufaT6 AMP
protection Wire Loop
Harness Engirte, B&S
NOTE: AI)component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
28
33
10
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TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
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3
4
5
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
24
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26
28
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37
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145660
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DESCRIPTION
CheSsisLtStamping
Drav4_r
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
Washer 13/32x3_4x16Ga_
nurnper Hoo_Dast_
Saddle SLKSCRE FLT SDL
CJJpInsuJator .406 Mtg Hole
Oash SIkscr Phn Mech Sym
Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Asm. Dash I.h
Cf_ Tir)nerrnanGrflle P/L
Panel Dash Rh
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16xl/2
BorewtvlachT(ndS/16-18uncx3/4
NuKepsS/16.18unc
HOOdP_ 51ee_private Label
Bumper Hood
E3oRFinHex _-16UncxlG_5
Washer 13/32x13/16x12Ga.
NutLockHexw_ns
318-16Unc
Grill pdvate t._b4e B_
Lens Grille PriVate label
Fender Pr_t
BracketFer_erSupport
Footrest Pnt. Lh
Foolrest Pn_ Rh
Bott RdHd Sht. Sqnk. 3/8-16x3/4
,ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xl/2Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Real
NutLockHexW/Ins.
1/4-20
Washe_ 9/32x?/Sx16Ga.
Bracket Gritte LH
Screw Hex Wshd #8_18 x 7/8
Bracket, Grille RH
Bo_tFinHex
1/4_20x3/4
AirDuclPrlvateLahelLTEngine
Rod Pivot Chess(s/Hood
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bo(t Sheulder 5/16-18 TI
ScrewHexWshThd_o13/8.16BL
plug Buflon _k .359 D_a_Choke
NOTE: AJIcomponent dimensiorls g_venin U. S.
inches 1 _h = 25.4 rnrn
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NUMBER
917.270530
GROUND
DRIVE
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
GROUND
DRIVE
NO.
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3
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Peehess 206-545C
SpringRe_umSrakeT/a_nc
puileyTransaxlels/20"tires
BingRetainer#5100-62
StrapT_:m_ue3ODegrees
ScrewS/16-18x3/4
SracketSaddleShiftT/a
RodShlSdlLY/YTStrEIkZine
PtnCotterl/SxlCari
W_sherPlateShf388SqHo_e
Washer 15/32 x3/4 x 169a
Boltl/4-2.SunlGrSW/Patch
WasherLockHvyHe_lcall)4
BoltFinHex3/8_16xl
Nu_LockHexW/Ins. 3/8-16Unc
Kr_obRd 1/2-13 Pistc Thds SIk
Rod Brake B_kZinc 26 _AO
N_tHexJam3/8-18Unc
SpdngRodB_ake200Zine
Washer 13F32 x 13/16 x 16 G_
PinCotte_t/8_(3/4Cad
RodBrakeParkingLt/Yt
Cap Brake Parking
Bracket Mtg Transax_
KeeperBe_tLHLT14G_
BoltHexHds/16-1Buncx3/4
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Washer 21(32 x 1 )c16 Ga
Pin Rolr 3/16 x t"
Pulle_ldler Ftat
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48 154407
49 123205X
50 $30523715
51 STD541437
52 STD541431
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55 105709×
56 53"D523712
57 13(_01
58 127274X
59 169595
61 17060612
62 8883R
63 140186
64 71170764
65 ST0551143
66 154778
70 134683
72 19132012
74 137057
75 121749X
76 STD581075
77 123583X
78 121748X
79 2228M
96 4497H
_t2 19C"31210
113127285)(
11672110610
145 74490540
150165850
151 19133210
170 165849
202 72110612
Pul)ey )tiler V Groove Plastic
Be_crank Clutch Gm Dw Stl
P_etainerBelt Style Sphe9
Bott Hex Hri 3/8-16u_ x t -1/2
Nut Crownlock 3/8o16 UNG
Nut Crown LOCk3/16_18
Link CIt_tch7 66
Spr(ng Return Clutch 6 75
Golf Fin He>_3/8-16 unGx 1-1(4
V-Eelt Gd Drive
Keeper Bert RH LT PnUzinc 16g
Keeper B_t Centerspan
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover peter SIk Round
Pulley Eng Ct Mech 38deg LTfYT
Boll Hex 7/16-20 x 4 G_ 5
W_,sher LOCkHvy HIC{Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Eru;line
Gutrie Belt Mower Drive RH
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
E-dng#5133-75
Key Square 2 0 x 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16ga
Key Wc,3druff #9 3/16 x 3/4
RetaiP,_rSpring
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 G_
StrapTorque
_t Rdhd Sq Neck 3/9o16 x 125
BOll Hex FLGHD 5/I 6-18 Gf 5
Bustdr_j Beecham(G_'ri.0rive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
_,_1 Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr, 5
NOTE: AI( component dirnensio_3 given in U. S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
STEERING
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
STEERING
i_Y
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
4O
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
P/_RT
NO, .
139768
154427
169840
169_39
6266H
121748X
19272016
12600029
3366R
169832
10040600
136519
145212
156546
57079
160395
165857
165851
154406
126847X
136874
19131416
1706(3612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
7810H
llDO711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
167S02
74786616
160367
154404
72110618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
DESCRIPTION
Wheel Steering Opp Sears BIk
Axle Asm Front LI
Spindle Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 Ga.
Washer 27/32 x 1,1/4 x 16 Ga,
RiKJKlip#T5304-75
Bearing Col Slrg BIk
Draglink
Washer Lock Hvy HIc[ Spr 3/8
Spacer Srg Axle Front
Nut Hexitange Lock
Shaft Asm Strg
Washer Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support Shaft
Screw Hex Wsh Hd Torx
Shaft Asm Pitmall
Bracket Steering
Bushing Link Drag BIk LR
Gear Sector 22 Teeth
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Tie Wire Fore1 19.75 Mech
Bushing $1_. 5/8 ID Dash
Screw
Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears USA
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheet Strg,
Boot Steedng Dash P/l_MTL Blk
Washer 25/32 X 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extensfon Steering Non-adjust
Cap Spindle Fr Top BIk
Fitting Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-16unc
Bolt Fin Hex 3/16-18unc
Steer;ng Assembly
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer A:de
Searing Arm PiBman
SoltRdhdSqr_,k3/8-16x2.t/4
Brace AxJe
"
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Sori Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chasis Front
FastnerChdstmasTree
NOTE; Allcomponent dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inCh= 25.4 mm
39
TRACTORMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
ENGINE
72
62
81
4
38
31
29
\
I OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
TRACTORMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
ENGINE
KEY pARr
NO. NO.
1
2
3
162157 "
_7720410
.......
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
137352
165291
13280324
13200300
STO551237
169837
137180
f09202X
158990
123487X
137040
.......
40
44
45
46
62
72
78
Bl
124028X
17490412
17060612
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17060620
128861
DESCRIPTION
ControJTh/ch LH IV 1 80 20 22
Screw Hex Thd Cul 1/4-20x3/8 T
Engine (SeBBreakdown)
Bnggs, ModeI No 287707-1255-E1
Multfer Exh LT B&S 14HP IC OHV
Gas_elEngl
3131dTLnPLatsd
Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npl x 3"
E_bow Std 90 DegrBe 3/8-18 Npl
Washer Lock Ex{ Tooth 3/8
Shield B_owning/Debds Guard
Kit Spork Arrestor (Fiat Scrn)
Tank Fuel F_ont 1 25
Cap Asm Fuet Sea_s Vented
ClarnpHoseBIk
L_neFua_20"
Ptug Oil Dra_n
(See Engine Breakdown)
Busting Snap Ny_BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdro{ 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer3/32xTJSx16ga
Washer Lock Hvy HlClSpr 5/16
SCTeV_
Hex Hd Cap 5/16-1B X 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nu_ FSange 1/4-20 Stader Nu_
NOTE: Artcomponent dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
41
TRACTOR - MOOEL NUMBER 91?'.270530
SEAT ASSEMBLY
5
21
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1 140122
2 140551
DESCRIPTION
Seal
Bracket Pvt St
KL=_ PART
NO, NO_
3
4
5
8
7
8
9
10
7_110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
't24"i81X
170(X_6
19131614
155925
BoltFinHex3/8.16ur_X_
WasherF_at13/32X1XlOGa
ClipPush-tnHinged
Lo_knutHexWANsh 3/8-16
SpringSeatCprsn2250BtkZi
Screw3/8-16X1-l/2
Washer
Pan Seal13/32 X 1 × 14 Ga
13
14
"_5
16
17
21
22
24
25
11
12
'_9
121246)(
Knob Seal A_. W_3n_
_acket Mounting Switch
NOTE: All componen| dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inCh = 25,4 rnrn
42
12";_48×
720504'L2
134300
121_50X
123976X
171852
S'i_'541431
'_9171912
12701B
t_SCRIP'nON
_shin 9 Snap BIk Ny156 }d
BOt| Rcin_ Sht t,ik 1,4-20xl -1/2
Spacer Split 28x 96 Yel Zinc
SpringCprsn127BIkPnt
NutLockJ/4LgeFJQGrSZinc
BoitShrd5/16*lSUnc-2ABIkD
N_t LockHex'W/Ins
5/16-18
W_sher17/32X'_-3/16X12Ga
_tSho_lder
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
DECALS
7
14
10
9
13
t_EY pI_T
NO. NO.
1 156867
2 165393
3 171704
5 "_33"i79
6 13.S_44
7 171760
9 1632O4
IQ 149516
DESCRIFII(_I
NO,
Decal Dash Inst Oper Engl)sh
Decal HP Eng(ne
_;cal Hood Logo
Decal Mower OC System
OecaIMaintCustSearsDomesti
Deca_Replcmnt Sears
DecaIFenderCraffsmanWhite
Decal B_ery Dngr/Psn Eng
Acme
11
12
13
14
15
16
-- o
-•-
NO.
156439
4g_0J
146046
16,3249
160396
1632o7
t57199X428
138311
171766
171767
DESCR_qION
DecarDangerFenderEng/span
Deca[ C[utctv'orakeEnglish
Deca) V-Bert Dr Scb Tractor
Decat Panel Dash 6sp 42"
Decal V-Belt SCh
Decal Fender Sd 6/42
Pad Footrest
Decal Handie L;t Height Adiust
Manua) Owners English
ManualOwnersSpanlsh
WHEELS AND TIRES
_P_r
NO, NO.
?
_
2t
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
t0
1t
•-
4'10
]/
11
591
65t_9.
1_6222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
106268X
7152J
104757)(
1443,34
DE_
CapValueTire
Slem Value
Tire F TS t 5 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inne_Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"lrontWhite Service
Fitting Grease
Beadng Ftange
RimAsmE'rearWhiteServtce
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
TuheRea_95XSService
Cap Ax)e B)k 1 50 X t 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: A{{component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTORMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
LIFTASSEMBLY
6
13
19
2O
13
19
44
TRACTORMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
LIFTASSEMBLY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
t5
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
NO,
159460
15_471
t05767X
1_O0002
1921162t
120163X
125631X
122"365X
139865
139866
STD624008
167253
73350_0
130171
73800800
139868
16355,_
"_4t_0_
73540600
C4ESCR;PI'ION
WireAsmlnnedSp_g W/plungerLT
Shaft ASm Lift
Pin Groove 1 5C43Zinc
E Ring #5133-62
Washe,_ Pltd 21132 X I X 2"tga
Seadng Nylon BIk 629 td
Grip Harris Ruted _tk
Bu|ton Plunger Rec_
Link Lift Lit
Link Uft RH
Retainer Spring
L_nkFront
NutJamH_xlt2.13Ur',c
Trunnion Bik Zinc
Nul Lo:k W/Wsh 1/2-13unc
Arm Suspensiorl Rear
Retainer Spr';nGZinc
Bearing Pvt Lift Spherical
NutCrownlock 3/B-24
NOTE: All component ciimensionsgiven in U. S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
MOWER DECK
46
40--'_
44
!
37
'
i
34
i
_4
25
\2
28
29
46
""'.
27
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165460
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
"_2.827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452)(
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133838
131494
STD551037
40
44
45
STD541437
140088
STD624003
KEY
NO,
OESCRtPTION
MowerDeckAssembly,
42"
Bolt
BraeketAssernbly,SwayBar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/48" Deck
RetainerSpring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.28 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key
Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Bail, Mandrel
Stripper, VentedMowerDeek
Bolt, Cardage 5116-18x 5/8
Bctt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrownlO_k5/18-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11132 x 5/8 x 16 Ca,
Rod, Hinge
ScrewThdrolWasherHead
Washer, Spacer
PulLey, Mandrel
Nut, Taplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christ mas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16
Gauge
Nut C rnwnlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, LH
Retainer
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
89
67
68
128
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
158
156
157
158
159
---
PART
NO.
137729
133944
155(To6
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
153390
165890
157109
158634
165888
165891
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
169583
NOTE:
47
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Thd, Roll 1/4-20 x 5/9
Washer, Hardened
RoLler Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
L,ocknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Washer FeLt
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ca.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer FLat3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
RcdClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and111-121)
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U, S.
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
47
48
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL
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
778330
782180
792047
784352
784378
779334
779309
778369
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
79L_73A
792177
792129
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
NUMBER 917.270530
NUMBER 206-545C
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
48
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
99
60
81
85
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
Transaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8"
Transaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
SpurGear(15teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teelh)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key#9
Shift Collar
Shi0Rod&Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input BeveI Pinion (13 testh)
BevelGear(18teeth)(Include.
14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (Include.
13)
RIngGear(43teeth)
DrivePin
Spacerl.130X.698
Bal15i16"dia
Set Screw 3/8 -16 x 3/8"
Spdng.310ODx.625L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
RetainingRing(pkgof2)
Retaining Ring
RetainingRing
ThrustWasher.6271Ox.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .782 ID x ,031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
CupWasherl.127iDx.032W
FlatWasher.7501Dx.056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing.563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushin 9 .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780199
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
799021
786026
792076A
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
DowelPin
Flat Washer ,312 ID x .098W
NOTE:
83 778338
85 792154
87 788089A
150 788093A
157 788088A
180 730229A
900794712
49
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11 -I 5 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
SpurGear(29teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
SpurGear(23teeth)
SpurGear(19teeth)
SpurGear(16teeth)
SpurGear(15teeth)
SpurGear(11
teeth)
SpurGear(13teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
SpurGear(21teeth)
SpurGear(24teeth)
SpurGear(25teeth)
FlatWasher.5631Dx.062W
InputShaft
Shifter & Brake Shaft
RetainingRing
Spacer .890
SquareCutRing
"O" Ring
FlatWasherl.1281Dx.058w
InvertedRetainingRing
Spring ,430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
SpurGear(27teeth)
OilFillPlug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
GearOil80W90
Replacement MST - 906-545C
TranSaxle
AlleomponsntdimensionsgiveninU.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER287707,TYPENUMBER1255-E1
_13
305
1026
50
I_
TRACTORMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
BRIGGS
&STRA'II"ON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
287707,
TYPE
NUMBER
1255-E1
24
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
• REQU'_tES _PECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
51
KIT
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270530
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER287707,TYPENUMBER1255-E1
TRACTOHMODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
BRIGGS
&STRATTON
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
287707,
TYPE
NUMBER
1255-E1
482
187
53
TRACTOR
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.270530
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER287707,"tYPENUMBER1255-E1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
t I
12
PART
NO,
496412
399265
391086
494238
495559
272614
495735
27803
94621
291246
271916
271997
271996
13
15
16
20
22
94729
94239
495162
94196
291675
94624
23
492326
24
25
222698
495860
495977
495978
495979
26
495854
495852
495851
495655
27
28
263129
498319
29
494504
495490
32
32A
94695
94648
33
34
35
37
40
45
46
51
495856
495857
2628 t I
224502
224641
262411
496884
272465
52
272569
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assemb{y
Bearing, Cyilbder
• Seal, Oil
Base, Engine
Head, Cyknder
*** Gasket, C_llbder Head
8feather Assembly
* Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Sums
Tube, Breather
" Gasket, Crankcase Cover,
1/64"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover,
.005 _
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover,
.009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
plug, Oi_Drain
Crankshaft
Tk'ning Gear Key
* Seal, Oil
Screw, Seres, Base
Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear
Assembly, Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard
Size
Piston Assembly, .OtO"
Oversize
Piston Assembly, .020"
Oversize
Piston Assembly, .030"
Oversize
Ping Set, Piston, Slandard
Size
Ring Set, Piston, .010"
Oversize
Ring Set, P_stc_, .020"
Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .O3O"
Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assy,, Piston, Standsrd
Size
Rod Assembly, Col_nectlbg
Rod Assembly, ConnectJn ,
.ngo'02Undersize Crenkpin
Bore
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
1-57/64
Screw, Hex Washer Heed,
1-5/8
Valve, Exhaust
VaJve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, VaNe Spdng
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
"*** Gasket, Carburetor
(Ca,_J_tor
to Elbow)
*'" Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
KEY
NO.
53
73
75
78
93
94
95
95
104
105
106
108
111
117
121
123
125
127
130
131
133
137
139
141
142
164
166
t 71
186A
187
PART
NO,
94637
224948
225136
94626
281346
498630
94096
495800
231789
231855
23t854
224540
262719
232 t 16
232119
499233
94913
499163
- -224539
494379
494381
281165"***
281164""*
495931
232117
214047
94555
281051
493496
492790
186
192
94627
492160
201
209
216
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
262767
260695
262766
490815
49561 t
94729
495157
493935
94927
262795
262836
240
265
394358
.221535
**
*°*
****
DESCRIPTION
**
**
°*
_"
•"
Stud, Carburetor Motlnsn 9
Screen, Flbsh Rotating
Washer, Spring
Screw, Sem_
Bushin , Throttle Shaft
ValVe, ]_eedie
Screw, Throttle
Screw, fdle Speed
Pin, Float Hinge
Valve Final
Seal InlbI Valve
Valve_ Choke
Sprinlq, Choke
Jet, _lain (Std,)
Jet, Main Hi-AIt.)
Carburetor Overbau Kt
Screw, Elbow Mountlb 9
Carburetor Assembly
Plb _. Welch (Sold in Kit
On$>
Valve, Throttlb
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carburetor
Gasket, Float Bowl
Washer, Bowl
Shaft at_dLever, Choke
Nozzle, Carburetor
Elbow, Carburetor
Stud, Rocker Arm
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Elbow, Fuel Pipe
Line, Fuel (11" Long, Cut
to Suil)
Screw, Hex Head, 3/4
Screw Assembly, Rocker
Arm
Link, Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Gear, Governor
Plate, Governor Conlrol
Screw, Sums, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Cra_lk
Sprlb9,, Governor Link
Cap, Valve
FiJter,
tlb Fuel Line)
Clamp,Fuel
Casing
Inelbded In Gasket Set (495993)
Included in Carburetor Kit 499233)
Inclbded In Both Gasket Set (495993
and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
incioded In Gasket Set (495993),
Carburetor Kit
499233) and Carburetor Gasket Set
494365
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
54
given in U.S.
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER 917.270530
BRIGGB & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1255-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
284
294
304
305
94704
810668
496318
94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
225020
94930
497595
497602
497608
495859
94731
337
346
356
356A
356B
358
363
383
423
445
455
467
474
482
503
510
523
524
525
535
537
644
552
562
592
601
614
615
634
634A
635
646
657
663
668
718
726
491055
93705
497708
497671
494705
495993
19203
89838
94903
496894
222561
493903
393,_74
936_1
806000
497606
495230
281370
496113
272403
281106
497603
231597
94907
231978
93053
93306
263080
494455
491323
280872
224546
94906
94929
280848
230192
392134
727
728
729
729A
741
490324
94951
225170
281390
262932
DESCRIPTION
*
*
**
*
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Set
Housing, Blower
Screw, Hex, Head,
Blower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Cylinder Shield
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
Brush Set
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Seres, Armature
Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Hax Head
Wire Assembly
Wire, Stop
Wire Stop
Gasket Set
Puller, Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Screw, Seres
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Stator, Alternator
Screw, Serns
Grounding Strap
Drive, Starter
Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler
Seal, Filler Tube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Filter
O-Ring, Air Cleaner
Armature, Starter
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Governor Lever
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Pin, Cotter
Retainer
Seal, Choke Shaft
Seal, Governor
Elbow, Spark Plug
Brace, Arr Cleaner
Screw, Seres
Screw, Self-Tapping
Spacer
Pin, Dowel
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting
Hardware)
Cover, Starter
Screw, Hex Head
Retainer, Wire
Clip, Wire
Gear, Timing
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
757
758
759
761
783
801
802
803
842
847
851
868
868A
871
213998
399891
298909
94593
260104
394856
497605
497604
270920
496415
493880
494435
272610
262835
872
875
877
281104
495862
393456
947
965
975
977
987
1005
1006
1019
1022
1023
1026
497672
94108
495933
494385
281166
**
280687
224413
496758
272475 ***
224552
494432
495136
224554
495992
495248
499364
94673
231828
272623
497607
281364
28N707-1026
496050
1029
1033
1034
1036
1044
1045
1058
1090
1091
2500
----
RPM Settings:
***
....
DESCRIPTION
*
"*"
***
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Gear, Starter
Cap, Drive
Cap, End
Housing, Starter.
Seal, Od Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
Seal Assembly, Valve
Gasket, Valve
Bushing, Guide (Intake &
Exhaust)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector
AssemblW
Solenoid
Nut, Hex
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Set
Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Label Kit
Gasket, Cover
Cover, Rocker Arm
Rod, Push, Intake
Rod, Push, Exhaust
Arm, Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide Assembly, Push Rod
Label Kit, Emissions
Screw, Hex Head
Extension, Crankshaft
Manual, OwnerOs
Retainer, Brush
Cap, Limiter
Replacement Engine
Replacement Shortblock
Low: 1650-1850,
3200-3400
High:
Included In Gasket Set (495993)
Included In Carburetor Kit (499233
Included in Both Gasket Set (495993)
and Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
Included In Gasket Set (495993),
Carburetor Kit 499233 and Carburetor
Gasket Set (494385
....
1=
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S;
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
56
57
58
....
.._=o
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
_
_
_
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (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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