Owner's Manual (RAFTtMAN" 13.5 HP ELECTRIC START 38" MOWER 5 SPEED TRANSAXLE LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917.270430 • Safety • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating this equipment. Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.comlcraftsman Warranty ............................................... Safety Rules .......................................... Product Specifications .......................... Assembly ............................................... Operation. ............................................ Maintenance Schedule ...................... 2 2 5 8 11 17 Maintenance ....................................... 17 Service and Adjustments .................... 21 Troubleshooting ................................. 28 Repair Parts ........................................ 32 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT For two (2) _ears from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructionsin the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc. • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Riding 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 this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30 days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30 days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoflman Estates, IL 60179 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 tuming. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and re2 move keys before dismounting. • Tum off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. 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 it, do not mow 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 overtum the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • 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 nottum 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 not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do nottry to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be sedously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow children to operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Never refuel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regulady. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. 3 • Nevermakeadjustmentsor repairs with the enginerunning. • Grasscatchercomponentsare subject to wear,damage,and deterioration, • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another • • • responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not across. 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 white on the slope. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. Do not tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. WARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. _k, Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. /k CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. 4 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: 1.25 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL'TYPE SAE 30(ABOVE SAE 5W-30 (API-SF/SG/SH): MAINTENANCE A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER 32°F 3.0 PINTS ;PARK PLUG: CHAMPION RJ19LM _AP: .030") CALVE INTAKE: 3LEARANCE: EXHAUST:.009"-.0t 3ROUND .005"-.007" 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 Authorized Service Center/Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). 1" SPEED FORWARD: [MPH): RESPONSlBIUTIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and =Storage" sections of this owner's manual. (Below 32°F) Z)IL CAPACITY: AGREEMENT 1ST 1.0 2ND 2.2 3RD 3.2 4TH 4.4 5TH REVERSE: 5.0 1.4 TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: REAR: 14 PSI 12 PSI CHARGING SYSTEM: 3 AMPS BATTERY 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS BATTERY: AMP/HR: 25 MIN. CCA: 190 CASE SIZE:U1R 3LADE BOLT FORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". 5 Parts Bag contents shown full size (2) Sheet Metal Screws #10-16 x 1/2 (1)Locknut 3/8-24 (1) Large Flat Washer © (1) Knob (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge 6 (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 Parts packed separately in carton F-7 Seat Video Cassette Manual Steering Wheel Steering Boot Parts Bag Parts Bag contents not shown full size Wheel Steering Insert, (2) Keys Slope Sheet Steering Bushing 7 , , = i Steering Wheel Adapter 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. f_ I _ Steering Wheel TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 5/16"wrench (1) Pliers (2) 1/2"wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge (_---Large Fiat Washer She ") _ / " _"_ Steering Wheel_ Steering Wheel / Adapter TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON UNPACK CARTON Steering Shaft (Assembly Position) _ Metal Sc,ew Steering Bushing _ Tabs Steering FROM • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton. • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four comers of shipping carton, and lay panels flat. • Remove mower and packing matedals. • Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove. Slot Steedng (Shipping Position) ......... ........ .,' J • Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 Iocknut and tighten securely. • Snap steedng wheel insert into center of steedng wheel. • Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT:Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. BEFORE ROLUNG TRACTOR OFF SKID STEERING 3/8-24Locknut I When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). ATTACH insert ((J .J lJI WHEEL • Slide the steedng bushing over the steedng shaft. • Raise steedng shaft forward until screw holes in dash line up with steering bushing. Install two (2) sheet metal screws and tighten securely. • Position steering boot over steedng shaft. HOW TO SET UP YOUR CHECK BATTERY TI:_, C'FOR • Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. • If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for • Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. • Slide steedng wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft. • Position front wheels of the tractor so charging instructions), they are pointing straight forward. • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto adapter. 8 • Roll tractor forward off skid. • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. Battery Box Label TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Remove cardboard packing on seat pan. • Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt securely. • Assemble adjustment knob and fiat washer loosely. Do not tighten. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutcWbrake pedal all the way down. • Get oft seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Shoulder Seat Pan clear of other people and obiects. • Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. • Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. • Sit on seat in operating position. depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. • Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. • Slowly release clutch/brake pedal anq slowly drive tractor off skid. • Apply brake to stop tractor, set parkin! brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position. • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade driv_ belts in the Service and AdjOstments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. Flat Washer Adjustment Knob TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position, • Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adiustment.' section of this manual. 9 CHECK TIRE PRESSURE 4CHECKLIST • The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. ,/All assembly instructions have been completed. / No remaining loose parts in carton. 4 Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. / All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were ovednflated at the factory). / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be propedy inflated for leveling). / Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. / Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are propedy clamped. WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USEYOUR 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. 10 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Leam and understand their meaning. r- A BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED R N H ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED FAST SLOW ! MOWER LIFT L HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (AutomaticModelsonly) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 11 KNOWYOURTRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch Plunger Throttle/Choke Attachment Lift Lever Pedal Adjustment Indicator Brake Lever \ Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor, ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position, LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. 12 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 leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzec TO SET PARKING use. BRAKE • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full =BRAKE" position and hold. • Place parking brake lever in =ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. 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. _ILCAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. Attachment Clutch Lever Throttle/Choke TO USE THROTTLE Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. Position Brake "Engaged" Position Pedal • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD Lever Position The direction and speed of movement i controlled by the gearshift lever. • Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Move gearshift lever to desired position. • Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement, IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complet stop before shifting or changing gears, Failure to do so will shorten the useful life of your transaxle. Position 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 CONTROL - • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to =backfire". • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when 13 TO ADJUST HEIGHT MOWER CUTTING 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 2-112 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO OPERATE ON HILLS _CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hillswith slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH. NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). 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. • Select desired height of cut. • Lower mower with attachment lift control. • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. • TO STOP MOWER BLADES. disen_gage attachment clutch control. CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place. TOWING CARTS AND OTHER A'n'ACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. "13rescan lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position Lever High Position Position Guard 14 ADD GASOLINE TO START ENGINE • 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 de_its 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 When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to =DISENGAGED" position. • Move throttle control to fast position • Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. • 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 still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above) • 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 ddve 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. occur. _CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not ovedill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. BEFORE STARTING THE ENIGNE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL • The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already titled with summer weight oil. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See =OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Customer ResponsibiUties section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. 15 COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and below) • 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 contro/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 severa/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. MOWING • When mowing large areas, start by tuming 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 ot material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. [ ] TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be propedy leveled for best mowing performance. See TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. t 16 MAINTENANCE Fi,, ,.o. s SCHEDULE ..,_._e_ "" Check Tire Pressure T R Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for L_ose Fasteners _ 1_7 T Lubrication A 0 Check Battery Level SharperVReplace Mower Blades Clean Battery and Terminals _4 Check Transaxle Cooling Ikf R Chart I_ Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension Adjust Motion Check Drive Belt(s Engine Change I_s Tension Oil Level _#/s i_ Engine Oil I Clean Air Filter N Clean Air iG Inspe_ Muffler/Spark Attester Replace O a FiRe=" (If equipped) I_.= Clean _2 Screen Engine Cooling Replace Spark Plug Fins ReplaCe Air Filtel" Paper Replace Fuel Filter I - Change more often whefl opiating 2 - Service _ often when operating Cadddge GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to propedy 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 Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. • Check for loose fasteners. II_ V_2 trade5 a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures. in dtr(y of dusty cooditions, 3 - If equipped with oil filler, change oil eve(y 50 hours, 4 - Replace blades rnore o;_n when mowing tn sandy soil • • • • _,s E N I_ 5 - ff equipped with ad_ustllb]e sy_em. 6 - Not requited if equipped with mxinterm nce- fnim bRnety. 7 - Tighl_ front axle pivot bolt to 35 fl.-Ibs, maximum. Oo not overtighten. LUBRICA_ONCHART (D Spindle-Zen_ F;" , :._.(DFront Wheel.-. Bearing ,'W Zerk f o i (_3ENERAL PURPOSE GREASE _)REFER TO MAINTENANCE "ENGINE" SECTION IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot points which have special nylon bearings. Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant 17 sparingly. TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent fiat 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 • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. • Reassemble hex belt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. • Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade belt is Grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Assembly Trailing Edge Up / Blade Center D _£--Hex Bolt (Grade: *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified by six lines on the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately. • The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded the disengaged position. • When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine. • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer secudng blade. 18 Center Hole BATI'ERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to =leak" power. • Open battery box door. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. • Reinstall battery (See =REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG, or SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG or SH. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove drain plug. • After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. • Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at =FULL" line on dipstick. Oil Fill Cap/ Dipstick /(" _, Oil Drain Plug 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 • Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. • Reinstall cartddge, nut, prscleaner, cover and secure with knob(s). IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge. Do not use prassudzed air to clean or dry cartridge. Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. • Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine. • Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt. • Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly clean engine cooling fins. • To reassemble, reverse above procedure. Screws Blower Housing Cover Knob _Cover Screws Foam _ Cartridge Pre-Cleaner _ut ! _'_-Paper artridge Assembly Base MUFFLER Plug Engine Cooling Fins Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or AIR FILTER Your engine will not run propedy using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pra-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. • Remove knob(s) and cover. 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 fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER • • • • Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. • If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner. • Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. • Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. • With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are property positioned. • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. CARTRIDGE • Remove cartridge nut. • Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent debds from entering carburetor. Clamp_amp 20 Fuel Filter_ CLEANING Clean engine,battery,seat, finish,etc. of all foreign matter. Keepfinished surfacesand wheels free of all _]asoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. ._CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments: Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. : Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position. Make ignition sure the movingkey. parts have completely stopped. i Turn keyblades "OFF" and and all remove Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR • Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. • Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms, Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Slide mower under tractor with TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. • Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position. • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. • Roll belt oft engine pulley. • Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing retainer spring. • Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. • Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. discharge guard to right side of tractor. • Lower lift lever to its lowest position. • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Lever Spring Front Link Link Retainer Retainer Anti-Sway Bar 21 TO LEVELMOWERHOUSING Adjustthe mowerwhile tractoris parked on level groundor driveway. Makesure tires are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 5 of this manual). If tiros are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance =A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of mower to ground • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that beth front links are equal in length. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other 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 roar, tighten nuts =F" against trunnion on beth 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 tums. • When distance =D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than roar, tighten nut =F" against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Mandrel "D" Bottom edge of mower to ground Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Nut Front Links FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. 22 TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive bolt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake, BELT REMOVAL• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position, • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. • Roll belt off engine pulley. Mandrel • Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from rear deck bracket by removing retaine spring, • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys an€ idler pulleys. • Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of removal. • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. Idler Pulleys Pulley Suspension Arm - Retaine Spring Mand Pulley ° Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorize¢ service center/department.. With Parking Brake "Engaged" TOADJUSTBRAKE 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, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut =A" on brake rod. • 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'. Nut =A" Jam Nut - Operating Arm 23 TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface, Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of leftfootrest. • Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers. • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. • On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. • Replace axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. Washer Retaining Axle Cover Engine Pulley-- I Square Key----'-''_ (Rear Wheel Only) Clutchingldler / J StationaryIdler Transaxle L::::: Pulley_ TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS • Block up axle securely. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). • Repair tire and reassemble. TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK BATTERY _1_ CAUTION: Lead-acid 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. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If =jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE ORDER - CABLES, REVERSE • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 24 ° RED cable last from both batteries. Positive Terminal Negative Terminal TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. • Close hood. Chassis. INTERLOCKS Terminal REPLACING BA'I-rERY cause running, o wiring section. TO REPLACE FUSE ,_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. • Lift hood to raised position. • Remove terminal guard. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. • Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. • Reinstall terminal guard. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely • Close terminal access doors. • Close hood. Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY • Raise hood. • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood a sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedure. Hood ,,EoW,, ENGINE Ba_e_ Box Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establish ment or individual. Warranty repairs mus be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. Hex Bolt Positive (Red) Cable RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may your tractor to run poorly, stop prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical diagram in the Repair Parts Battery Terminal AND Negative (Black) Cable 25 TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as descdbed below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. • Check that holes =A" in governor control lever and hole in governor plate line-up. If holes =A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely. GovernorControlLever GovernorControl PRELIMINARY SETTING • Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments. • Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted propedy (see above). FINAL SETTING • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM. • While still holding throttle lever against idle-speed screw, tum idle mixture valve full travel clockwise then counterclockwise until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway between those two positions. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 rum. 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 govemor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-govemed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest AUTHORIZED service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Holes "A" Clamp Screw ThrottleCable TO ADJUST CARBURETOR NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap, which allows some adjustment within the limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fueVair mixture. Tuming the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a dcher fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve and the seat in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. Idle Speed Screw _ Valve Limlterwith 26 Throttle Lever Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _,CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before stodng in any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storable. When mower is to be stored for a penod of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. • Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). • Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). • Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual. • Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. Also, expedence indicates that alcohol blended fuels 9called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gascan damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. • Drain the fuel tank. • 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. and carburetor ENGINE OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Tum ignition key to =START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. BAI"rERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a pedod of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long pedods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. • Replace OTHER with new spark plug(s). • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent _]uUmdeposits from forming in essential el system parts such as' carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Do not drain the gas tank if using fuel stabilizer. engine warm. 27 and exhaust areas are still TROUBLESHOOTING CHART IPROBLEM ' Will notstart CAUSE CORRECTION • Outoffuel. • Engine not =CHOKED" propedy. . • Engine flooeea. • !, • • Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start • Dirty air filter. • Bad spark plug. • Weak or dead battery. • Dirty fuel filter. • Stale or dirty fuel. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment. Engine will not turn over • Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. • Attachment clutch is engaged. • Weak or dead battery. • Blown fuse. • Corroded battery terminals. • Loose or damaged wiring. . • Faulty igmtion switch. • Faulty solenoid or starter. • Faulty operator presence switch(es). Engine clicks but will not start • Weak or dead battery. • Corroded battery terminals. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Fau ty solenoid or starter. 28 • Fill fuel tank. • See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. • Wait several minutes before attempting to start. • Replace spark plu_. • Clean/replace air fdter. • Replace fuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. • Replace fuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. I. Contact an authorized service center/department. • Depress clutch/brake pedal. • Disengage attachment clutch. * Recharge or replace battery. * Replace fuse. • Clean battery terminals. • Check all wiring. • Check/replace ignition switch. • Check/replace solenoid or starter. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • Recharge or replace battery. • Clean battery terminals. • Check all wiring. • Check/replace starter. solenoid or TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE l Loss of power CORRECTION • Cutting too much grass/too fast. • Throttle in =CHOKE" position. • Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. • Dirty air filter. • Low oil level/dirty oil. • Faulty spark plug. • Dirty fuel filter. • Stale or dirty fuel. • Water in fuel. • Spark plug wire loose. • Dirty engine air screen/ fins. • Dirty/clogged muffler. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. • Engine valves out of adjustment. Excessive vibration • Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. • Adjust throttle control. • Clean underside of mower housing. • Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. • Clean and regap or change spark plug. • Replace fuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. • Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. J- Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. • Clean/replace muffler. • Check all wiring. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • Worn, bent or loose blade. • Bent blade mandrel. • Loose/damaged part(s). • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Replace blade mandrel. • Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Engine continues to run when o_. rator leaves seat w,th attachment clutch engaged • Faulty operator-safety presence control system. • Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authodzed service center/department. Poor cut o uneven • Wom, bent or loose blade. • Mower deck not level. • Buildup ofgrass, leaves, andtrash under mower. • Bent blade mandrel. • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Level mower deck. • Clean underside of mower housing. Mower blades will not rotate • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. • Worn/damaged mower ddve belt. • Frozen idler pulley. • Frozen blade mandrel. 29 • Replace blade mandrel. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. Remove obstruction. • Replace mower drive belt. • Replace idler pulley. • Replace blade mandrel. TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM Poor grass discharge CHART CAUSE CORRECTION • Place throttle control in =FAST" position. • Travel speed too fast. • Shift to slower speed. • Wet grass. • Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Mower deck not level. • Level mower deck. • Low/uneven tire air • Check tires for proper air pressure. pressure. • Worn, bent or loose blade. • Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. I• Buildup of grass, • Clean underside of mower leaves and trash under housing. mower. • Mower drive belt worn. • Replace mower drive belt. • Blades impropedy • Reinstall blades sharp edge installed. down. • Improper blades used. • Replace with blades listed • Engine speed too slow. • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Battery will not charge • • • • Switch is =OFF'. Bulb(s) burned out. Faulty lightswitch. Loose or damaged widng. • Blown fuse. • Bad battery cell(s). • Poor cable connections. • Faulty regulator (if so equipped). • Faulty alternator. Loss of Ddve • Freewheel control in =disengaged" position. • Motion drive belt worn, damaged or broken. • Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing, Engine "backfires" !when turning engine • Engine throttle control not set at =SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine. "OFF" 30 in this manual. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. • • • • Turn switch =ON". Replace bulb(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. • Replace fuse, • Replace battery. • Check/clean all connec tions. • Replace regulator. • Replace alternator. • Place freewheel control in =engagec[' position. • Replace motion drive belt. • Move throttle control to =SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 SCHEMATIC RED O BATTERY AMMETER I FUSE 30 AMP. J. I -_ i_ r---QG L "- Al<h _ , o , ,oq--- WHITE I I = I " STARTER I SOLENOID ' CLUTCH/BRAKE : J <PEO^LUP) I J I IGNITION NOT PIED 0 I I i } I I (OPTIONAL) eL_ IGNITION SPARK ', _(2 PLUG _,N_. EN_,NES) 2g VGLT8 _ MIN. I _00 RpM ICHARt_NG 8yBT EM _G(_IECTIE REO O_AN_E lAMP NOTE /,__ / (/ _'/'TI"__ / y /'/___._A_ YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM. "I'HE LIGHTS ARE NOT __1 \ _ \ f_L_" I / / /1 / /)/ . I_ IGNITION SWITCH OFF M+G*A1 NONE RUN/LIGHT B+AI A2+L RUN B+AI NONE I PosmoN CIRCUIT "I_AKE" START 1 N,T _ _K_ RQIN_ SV_T'B_ OUI_ UT _i AtqP DC I 3m30 RFI4 [ I S_I_J \ _ \ K _ \_ _ __/ "_ CONNECTOR € B + S + A1 NONE AC I _0 I R_M I i i I "%,,,o,..s_,. ; _2,_;=_ I I I .cow _ v"r BAI-[ERY. BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS ----0---WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS NON REMOVABLE SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS " CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. '_ _ "_ " ;_ HEADLIGHTS _ REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING. 31 [}) /-/ TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 ELECTRICAL ' 21 I 41 26 L _ i I 25 \ \ ! \ // I I I I / I \1 I i J I 41 29 i i 32 i TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 ELECTRICAL KE-'YPART NO. NO. DESCRI_ 1 2 8 16 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 44 48 52 70 Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 Case, Battery Mech Hinge Switch, Intedock Push-In Washer, Lock Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC Harness, Light Socket (includes 4152J) Bulb, Light Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11" Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16 Wire Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge; Black, 12" Switch, Plunger Switch, Ignition Key, Ignition Harness, Ignition Bait, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal, Red Solenoid Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC AdaptorAmmeter Rectangular Protection Wire Loop Harness Engine B&S 144925 74760412 156417 153664 STD551125 73350400 166181 4152J 4799J 146147 166180 73510400 4207J 121305X 163968 140403 166151 71110408 131563 145673 73640400 14O844 141940 166658 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch - 25/4 mm 33 TRACTOR CHASSIS - MODEL NU M BER 917.270430 AND ENCLOSURES 3O 17 21 22 n i 18 161 26 31_ 29 14 28 26 135 33 10 38 34 26 39 34 14 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES I_EY PARr NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 16548O 2 140356 3 17490612 4 $10551025 5 155272 6 155924X011 7 126842X 8 155138 9 166318X012 10 STD533710 11 155927 13 155934X010 14 17490608 15 74180512 16 STD541431 17 154988X558 18 126938X 19 164863 21 122933X 22 124479)( 24 STD523710 25 19131312 26 STD541437 28 140135X428 29 124G29X599 30 157584X558 31 136619 33 105476X558 34 105475X558 35 STD533707 37 17490508 38 139886 39 139887 54 161464 140 158418 145 156524 161 161547 -- 5479J ChassisAsm. LT STMP Drawbar Stretch Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Ty-tt Washer 13_32 X 3/4 X 16 Ga BumperHood/Dash Saddle Slkscr PitLT 6SP Peedess Shield Ht, Hood Lt Clip Retainer Slide-On Dash Slkscr 1-pc Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16unc X 1 Panel DashLH Panel Slkscr Dash RH Screw Thdml 3/8-16 x 1/'2Ty-tt Screw Mach TRHD 5/16-18 uricx 3/4 Nut Keps 5/16-18 Uric HoodAsm BumperHood Screw HwhclHi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 Rivet Ratchet Nylon Washer Nylon BIk 28 x 75 x 19 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 urm x 1 Gr. 5 Washer 13/32 X 13/16 x 12 Ga Nut Hex Lock W/Ins, 3/3-16 Unc GdUeBlack Lens Headlight BarClear Fender Pnt LT W/o Shift Bracket Fender Repl 109873x Footrest Pnt Lh Footrest Pnt Rh Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3/8-16 x 3/4 ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 BracketAsm Pvt LH MWR Rear BracketAsm Pvt RH MWR Rear Screw Bracket Suspension Front Rod PivotChassis/Hood ExtrusionHood Plug Button BIk 359 Dia Choke NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 35 TRACTOR GROUND - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 DRIVE 37 36 TRACTOR GROUND 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 917.270430 DRIVE KEY PARr NO. NO. 1 - MODEL NUMBER ...... 146682 123666X 12000028 121520X 17490512 162240 131679 STD561210 105701X 19151216 74550412 STD551125 STD523710 STD541437 106933X 130804 STD541237 106888X STD551037 STD561210 145204 124236X 130807 S]O523107 155071 120183X STD551062 1572H 131494 STD523727 4470J 165838 19131312 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIP11ON 47 127783 Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic 48 154407 Bollcrank Asm. Clutch 49 123205X Retainer Belt Style Spring 50 STD523715 Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2 51 STD541437 Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC 52 STD541431 Nut Crown Lock5/16-18 53 105710X Link Clutch 7 66 55 105709X Spring Return Clutch 6 75 56 STD523712 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/4 57 130801 V-Belt Gd Drive 95 00 59 140312 Keeper Bolt Centerspan 61 17490612 Screw Thdrol 3/8-t6 x 3/4 Ty-tt 62 8883R Cover Pedal BIkRound 63 140186 Pulley Eng CI Mech 38deg LT/YT 64 71170764 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5 65 STD551143 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16 66 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Fool Proof 70 134683 Guide Belt Mower Drive RH 72 19132012 Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga 74 137057 Spacer Axle 75 12t749X Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga 76 STD581075 E-ring#5133-75 77 123..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'._XKey Square 2 0 x 1845/1865 78 121748X Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga 79 2228M Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4 96 4497H Retainer Spring1" 112 19091210 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga 113 127285X Strap Torque LH LT 116 72110610 Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25 145 74490540 Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x Gr. 5 150 165850 Bushing Bollcrank GRD Drive 151 19133210 Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga, 170 165849 Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear DESCRIPTION Transaxle Peedess 205-544C (See Braakdown) Spring Return Brake Tla Zinc PulleyTransaxle 18/20" tires Ring Retainer # 5100-62 Strap Torque 30 Degrees Screw Thdml 5/16-16 x 3/4 TYT Bracket Saddle Shift T/a Rod Shf Sdl LY/YT Str Btk Zinc PinCotterl/8xl Cad Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole Washer 16132 x3/4 x 16ga Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4 BoltFinHex3/8-16UNCx1Gr. 5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Uno Knob Rd 1/2-13 PIstc Thds BIk Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840 Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt CapBrake ParkingRed Bracket Mtg Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18uno x 3/4 Shaft Asm Pedal Foot LT/STLT Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id Washar 21/32 x t x 16 Ga Pin Roll 3/16 x 1' Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 2-3/4 Spacer Split 395 x 59 Bzp Keeper Bolt Idler Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 37 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 STEERING • j ._./ ,t /_ 1 30 3B TRACTOR - MODEL N U MBER 917.270430 STEERING K]EYPART NO. NO. DESCRIPTX_ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 3_ 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 46 47 62 65 66 67 68 79 80 SteeringWheel AxleAssembly STMP Dropped STL Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Beadng, Steedng Column Draglink Extended Stamped Washer, Lock BearingAxle STLT/GT Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11UNC Shaft Assembly, Steedng Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support, Shaft Screw, HexWshnd Pittman Shaft Assembly Bracket, Steering Bushing,Unk, Drag Gear, Sector Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x16 Gauge Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod,Tie Bushing,Steedng Screw Insert, Steadng Wheel Washer 13i32x2-3/Sx8Gauga Gdpco Nut Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steedng Shaft Washer 25i32x1-1/4x16Gauge Cap, Spindle Fitting,Grease Kit Steedng Asm Service Spacer Axle BeadngArm Pittman Bolt, Fin Hax 5/8-11 UNC x 2-3/4 Axle, Brace Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4 139768 154427 156483 157473 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 156438 STD551137 154779 73901000 156545 57079 160395 165857 165851 154406 t26847X 136874 19131416 17490612 S'ID561210 130465 155G99 152927 139769 19133808 STD541537 10482X 124417X 121749X 121232X 6855M 167903 154780 154404 74781044 154429 19132012 74950612 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 39 TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 ENGINE 3 81 38 13 78 33 23 29 OPTIONAL / EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O 4 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 ENGINE KEY PN:n" NO. NO. 1 2 3 162144 17720410 4 13 14 15 16 23 29 31 32 33 35 37 137348 165291 13280324 13200300 STD551237 159880 137180 1092(_X 158990 123487X 17490512 137040 38 ....... 4O 44 46 62 72 78 81 124028X 17490412 19091416 STD551131 71070512 17490620 128861 DESCFIIPTION Control Th/ch RH BIk Pd115 10 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T Engine (See Breakdown) BdggsMode128R707-1140.E1 Muffler Gasket Eng 1 313 Id Tin Plated Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt x 3' Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8 ShieldBrowning Kit Spark Arrestor (Rat Scm) Tank Fuel Front I 25 Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented Clamp Hose BIk Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 TYT Line Fuel 20' Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown) Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 ga Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 X 3/4 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl -1/4 TYTT Nut Range 1/4o20 Starter Nut NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 41 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 SEATASSEMBLY I I I I I I I I 5 KIEY PART NO. NO. DES_ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Seat Bracket Pvt St Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16unc X 1 Washer Flat 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga Clip Push-InHinged Locknut Hex W/Wsh 3/6-16 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 X 1 Ty4t Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga Pan Seat Knob Seat Adj. Wingnut Bracket Mounting Switch 127426X 140551 STD523710 19131610 145006 S10541437 124181X 17490616 19131614 155925 166369 121246X I<L_t PART NO. NO. DESCRFIION 13 121248X 14 72050412 15 134300 16 121250X 17 123976X 21 153236 22 STD541431 24 19171912 25 127018X Bushing Snap SIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer Split 28x 96 Yel Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 114Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc BoltShld 5/16-18 Unc Nut Lock Hex "Wiles 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 42 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 DECALS 6 14 11 13 15 12 18 KEY PART NO. NO. 1 165837 2 167177 3 1632O4 6 133644 8 10 156867 149516 11 156439 I_EY PART NO. NO. 12 4900J 13 146046 14 163248 15 136832 18 133179 - - 138311 DESCRIPTION Decal, Engine Decal Engine Decal Fender Craftsman White Decal Maint Cust Sears Doreeatic Decal, Oper sdl P/L Gear Decal Battery DngdPsn Eng Acme Decal Fender Eng/Span Dnger --- 167766 167767 DESCRIPTION Decal, Clutch/Brake Eng Decal V-Belt Dr Sch tractor Decal Panel Dash Decal V-Beit sch Decal MowerQC System Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust (Lift Handle) Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish WHEELSAND_RES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 59192 2 65139 3 106222X 4 599O4 5 106732X427 6 2781-1 7 9040H 4,10 7 8 106108X427 9 1082 10 7152J 11 104757)( -144334 11 DESCRIPTION Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service Tube Front (Service Item Only) Rim Asm 6"frentWhite Service FittingGrease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing Flange (front Wheel Only) Rim Asm 8"rearWhite Service Tire Rear Tube Rear (Sen,ice Item Only) Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 (30 Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 43 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 LIST ASSEMBLY 7 8 t /" ! Ir / /' / 2 6 6 11 5 13 19 20 13 19 13_ 15 31_ 32 44 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 LIST ASSEMBLY KL=Y pARr NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 32 Wire Asm Inner W/plunger Shaft Asm Lift Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc E Ring#5133-62 Washer Pltd 21/32 X 1 X 21ga Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id Grip Handle Fluted BIk Button Plunger Red Link Lift LH Link Lift RH Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc ' Trunnion BIkZinc Nut Crownlock 1/2.13 Arm Suspension Rear Retainer SpringZinc Bearing Pvt Lift Spherical NutCmwnlock 3/8-24 159460 159474 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 127218 7_ 130171 73680800 139868 1635,52 140302 73540600 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 45 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 MOWER DECK 76 77 73 69 71 41-_ _'45 12 \ 2 4 19 46 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 MOWER DECK KEY PARr NO. NO, 1 2 3 142829 S'rD533107 138017 4 138440 5 6 8 9 STD624008 130832 850857 STD551137 10 140296 11 12 13 134148 129895 137645 14 15 16 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 36 40 41 43 45 53 54 128774 110485X 140329 132827 STD541431 137607 105304X 123713X 110452X 106736X 19111016 106735X 157722 129963 153532 137266 131494 STD541437 133551 133504 STD624003 130840 133943 _ PAre" NO. NO, DESCRIPTION MowerHousingAssembly Bolt, Carriage 9/16-18x3/4 BrscketAsm. FmmSwayBar39/ 42 Bracket, Asm. Deck Sway Bar 38" Retainer, Spring Asm. Suspension Reef Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1-1/4 Grade 6 Washer, Lock, Hvy Hlcl Spdng 3/8 Washer, HardBladeMower Vented Blade, Mower, Mulching38" BallBeedng Shaft and Beadng Assembly (Includes Key Number 15) MandrelHouslng, Vented BallBeadng, Mandrel Stripper, Mower, Vented Bolt, Shoulder Nut, Crowntock 6/16-18 Bracket, Mower Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spdng, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x16 Gauge Rod, Hinge Screw, ThdrolWashorHd Washer, Spacer PuUey,Mandrel Nut, Flangelock 9/16 Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Rod, Pivot Rod, Clutch, Secondary Retainer,Spdng Brake Assembly Washer Hardened 55 56 67 68 69 71 72 73 74 133840 122052X 162113 144200 _7 142427 131870 127847 121748X 75 12000029 76 128903 77 127845 78 160571 79 127498 80 153701 81 STD541237 8_ 142028 86 7631J 87 129772 88 19111216 89 19131612 _ BTD541437 107 133502 108 133503 109 74760640 110 142587 113 17490512 122 123 124 128 141 -- 131289 131288 S'R)533717 153390 6266H 130794 -- 142820 DESCRIPTION Idler Arm Assembly Spacer, Retainer 1-3/4 Knob Belt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4 ROd, Clutch, Pdmary Spdng, Return Arm, Clutch, Secondary Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Bolt, Shoulder Keeper, Spdng Arm, Clutch, Pdmary Bushing Spring Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC Trunnion Adj 94 Runner,U-I Runner,RH Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Gauge Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 UNC Spacer, Retainer Stiffener, Idler Arm Bolt, Hsx Head 3/8-16 x 2.1/2 Upstop Deck Front38" Screw, Hex Head, Thd., Roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4 ROd, Brake, LH Rod, Brake, RH Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x %3/4 Washer Felt Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 12-15, 17-19, 31 and 33) Mower Beck, Complete NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U. S. inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm 47 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 205-544C I 0 _ 71B 11 47 13 I 79 42 48 TRACTOR- MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 PEERLESS TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 205-544C REF PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 772147 780086A 770128 776395 Transaxle Cover Needle Bearing 5 / 8' Transaxle Case Countershaft 5 6 6A 7 8 8A 9 10 11 12 13 776409 778364 778369 778330 792180 792047 784352 784378 778334 778309 778368 14 778368 15 17 18 20 21 22 25 25A 26 27 28 29 778370 786188 786102 792077A 792078 792079 792073A 792177 792125 792035 788040 780072 Output Shaft Spur Gear (38 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Shift Key Woodruff Key #9 Shift Collar Shift Red & Fork Bevel Gear (30 teeth) Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) Bevel Gear (13 teeth) (Include. 14) Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (include 13) Ring Gear (43 teeth) Drive Pin Spacer 1.130 x .695 Ball 5 / 6" dia Set Screw 3 / 8-16 x 3 / 8" Spring .310 OD x .625 L Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1 /4" Screw 1/4- 20 x 1 -3/8" Retaining Ring (pkg of 2) Retaining Ring Retaining Ring Thrust Washer .627 ID x .031W Thrust Washer .563 ID x .031W Thrust Washer .762 ID x ,031W Anti -Rotation Washer .632 Cup Washer 1.127 ID x .032W Flat Washer .750 ID x .056 (Usa as Needed) Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W Oil Seal 5 / 8" Bushing ,563 Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID Flanged Bushing .751 Brake Disk Brake Pad Plate Brake Pad (pkg of 2) 29A 780160 29B 780051 29C 780199 30 780108 31 780001 31A 780195 32 34 35 35A 36 37 38 788083 780194 780193 780197 790075 790007 799021 REF PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 39 40 786026 792076A 41A 42 42A 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 53 56 57 58 59 60 63 790079 792073A 792085A 792075 790025 786066 786086 774690 774691 778356 778354 778352 778350 778346 778346 778355 778353 778351 778349 778345 786071 64 786072 65 780189 66 67 69 70 71 71B 76 776422 776396 792170 786187 788069 788092 780090 77 79 82 788078A 792144 778333 83 85 87 778338 792154 788089A Dowel Pin Rat Washer .312 ID x .059W Brake Lever Screw I/4-20 x 1 - 1/4 = Screw 1/4- 20 x2- 1/4" Locknut 5 / 16 - 24 Brake Pad Holder Spacer .2625 x 1.0 Brake Lever Bracket Axle (11 - 15 / 16 =long) Axle (16 - 1/2" long) Spur Gear (29 teeth) Spur Gear (23 teeth) Spur Gear (19 teeth) Spur Gear (16 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth) Spur Gear (15 teeth - steel) Spur Gear (11 teeth) Spur Gear (17 teeth) Spur Gear (21 teeth) Spur Gear (24 teeth) Spur Gear (25 teeth) Countershaft Spacer 1 - 1/8"x3/8" Brake Shaft Spacer 1 -3/8"x3/8' Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W Input shaft Shifter & Brake shaft Retaining Ring Spacer .890 Square CUt Ring "O_ Ring Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W Inverted Retaining Ring Spring .430 OD x .5000 L Bevel & Spur, Gear (30 & 13 teeth) Spur Gear (27 teeth) OUl Fill Plug Oil Seal 9 / 16" 150 788093A Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone 157 788088A 180 730229A 900 794711 Oil Seal 3 / 4" Gear Oil 80W90 Replacement MST-205544C Transaxle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch -- 25.4 mm 49 TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRAI"rON ENGINE.MODEL NUMBER 28R707, TYPE NUMBER 1140-E1 1019 LABEL KIT I 3O6 _562 "_ REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. _'_ 22 15 5O TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28R707, TYPE NUMBER 1140-E1 52 105 50 _ 123 lk REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL. 51 TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28R707, TYPE NUMBER 1140-E1 24O 265 2o9 _l_ 663 ISSLON_,_________________ i 216 _ /-/- 52 i. 1036 EM TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28R707, TYPE NUMBER 1140-E1 l.P_ 801 783 615 1090 803 121 CARBUR_'OR 127(_ lo6_ l=e_ S58 GASKET SET KIT 9u _) 8420 104_ 1_J7 O 105_ 142_ 537_ 61 9"/7 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 1095 VALVE OVERHAUL GASKET SET I 53 TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28R707, TYPE NUMBER 1140-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 496413 399265 391086 494238 494240 271866 495735 9 10 11 12 27803 94621 280100 271916 +* 271997 * 271996 * 13 15 16 20 22 94622 94239 498971 291675 94624 23 24 25 492326 222698 394661 394662 394663 394664 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 4O 41 42 45 46 5O 391780 392331 391781 391782 391783 260924 299691 391286 490348 490469 94671 262246 262247 65906 26828 224502 221596 292260 494553 262248 212897 213819 DESCRIPTION ° +* * * Cylinder Assembly Bearing, Cylinder Seal, Oil Base, Engine Head, Cylinder Gasket, Cylinder Head Breather Assembly _ncludes Mounting asket) Gasket, Valve Cover Screw, Seres Tube, Breather Gasket, Crankcase Cover, 1/64" Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .005" Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .009" Screw, Cylinder Head Plug, Oil Drain Crankshaft Seal, Oil Screw, Sems, Base Mounting Flywheel Key, Flywheel Piston Assembly, Standard Size Piston Assembly, .010" Oversize Piston Assembly, .020" Oversize Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize Ring Set, Standard Size Ring Sot, Standard Size, Chrome Ring Set, .010" Oversize Ring Set, .020" Oversize Ring Set, .030" Oversize Lock, Piston Pin Pin, Piston, Standard Size Pin, Piston, .005" Oversize Rod, Connecting Rod, Connecting, .020" Undersize Screw, Connecting Rod Valve, Exhaust Valve, Intake Intake Exhaust Valve Spring, Valve Guard, Flywheel Retainer, Intake Valve Rotocoil, Exhaust Valve Retainer, Rotocoil Tappet, Valve Gear, Cam Carburetor, Elbow KEY NO. PART NO. 51 52 53 73 75 78 87 93 94 95 98 104 105 106 108 121 123 125 127 272465 272554 94637 224948 225136 94626 491323 281346 498030 94098 495800 231789 231855 231854 224540 499220 94913 498027 - -- 130 131 133 137 138 141 142 224539 494379 494381 281165 281164 495097 497736 497737 146 171 186 187 188 201 209 216 219 222 224 227 230 232 240 265 94196 281051 493496 298049 94627 262767 260871 262766 490815 495611 94729 493935 94927 262785 394358 221535 DESCRIPTION *'* Gasket, Carburetor +* Gasket, Carburetor Stud, Carburetor Mounting Screen, Rotating Washer, Spdng Screw, Phillips * Seal, Governor Bushing, Throttle Shaft Valve, Needle ** Screw, Throttle Screw, Idle Adjust ** Pin, Float Hinge °* Valve, Inlet Needle *° Seat, Inlet Valve, Choke Carburetor Kit Screw, Elbow Mounting Carburetor ** Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only) Valve, Throttle Shaft, Throttle Float, Carburetor *** Gasket, Float Bowl *** Washer, Float Bowl Shaft, Choke *° Nozzle, Carburetor Nozzle, Carburetor (High Altitude) Key, Timing Nut, Air Cleaner Elbow, Fuel Pipe Line, Fuel (Cut to Suit) Screw, Sems Link, Governor .S.pdng, Govemor Link, Choke Gear, Governor Plate, Governor Control Screw, Hex Head Lever Assembly, Govemor Washer, Govemor Crank Spring, Governor Link Filter, Fuel Clamp, Casing included in Gasket Set (494241) ** *** 54 Included in Carburetor Kit (499220) Included in both Carburetor Kit (499220), and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385) + Included in Valve Overhaul Gasket Set NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.270430 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 28R707, TYPE NUMBER 1140-E1 KEY NO. PART NO. 284 284A 304 305 305A 306 307 308 309 310 311 333 334 337 346 356 358 363 383 445 455 467 474 482 503 510 523 524 525 535 537 544 552 562 592 601 614 615 616 634 635 646 657 663 668 669A 689 726 727 728 729 729A 94903" 94704 496290 94786 94881 224545 94930 491490 497595 94003 497608 492341 094731 802592 94896 494328 494241 19203 89838 496894 221561 493903 393474 93621 806000 497606 495230 281370 496113 272403 281106 497603 491986 94907 231978 93053 93306 263080 495157 494453 66538 224546 94906 94929 231109 280848 262820 392134 490324 94951 281159 225170 DESCRIPTION KEY NO. PART NO. 741 757 758 759 761 783 801 802 803 842 847 851 869 870 871 262932 213998 399891 298909 94593 280104 394856 497605 497604 270920 496415 493880 261463 262924 261961 231218 281361 494237 393456 94642 94010 495933 494385 281166 281400 224413 491252 499362 94673 497607 281364 498539 Screw, Shoulder Screw, Hex Head Housing, Blower Screw, Hex Head Screw, Hex Shield, Cylinder Screw, Sems Cover, Cylinder Head Motor, Starter Thru Bolt Brush Assembly Armature, Magneto Screw, Serns Plug, Spark Screw, Hex Head Wire Assembly Gasket Set Puller, Flywheel Wrench, Spark Plug Cartridge, Air Cleaner Cap, Flywheel Knob, Air Cleaner Stator, Alternator Screw, Sems Strap, Starter Starter Drive Group Dipstick,Oil * Seal, Oil Tube, Oil Filler Element, Filter +* O-Ring, Air Cleaner Armature, Starter Bushing, Govemor Crank Bolt, Governor Lever Nut, Hex Clamp, Fuel Pipe Pin, Cotter Retainer Crank, Governor " Seal, Spring Assembly Elbow, Spark Plug Brace, Air Cleaner Screw, Sems Screw, Hex Head Spacer Spacer Spdng, Friction Gear, Ring Cover, Starter Screw.TorxClip, Lead Wire Retainer, Wire 872 875 877 950 965 975 977 987 1005 1006 1019 1036 1044 1090 1091 1095 2500 I_1N DESCRIPTION Gear, Timing Link, Counterweight CounterweightAssembly Pin, Counterweight Screw, Counterweight Gear Cap, Dnve Cap, End Housing, Starter * Seal, Cap Tube Assembly, Oil Terminal, IgnitionCable Seat, Intake Valve Seat, Exhaust Valve Guide, Exhaust Valve Guide, Intake Valve, Brass Cover, Air Cleaner Body, Air Cleaner Diode Assembly Screw, Fuel Bowl Nut, Hex Bowl, Float Carburetor Gasket Set ** Seal, Throttle Shaft Fan, Flywheel Retainer, Fan Label Kit Label, Kit, Emission Screw, Hex Head Retainer, Brush Cap, Umiter Gasket Set, Valve Overhaul 28R707-1140 Replacement Engine 496050 Replacement Shortblock RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 Included in Gasket Set (494241) ** *** + Included in Carburetor Kit (499220) Included in both Carburetor Kit (499220), and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385) Included in Valve Overhaul Gasket Set NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 56 57 .R8 SUGGESTED _1 _ GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION _ SIGHTING GUIDE ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH SKY LINE OR TREE. ! Operate your Tractor up and down the face of elopes (not greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipplng or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. 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