Owner's Manual ICRAFTSMAN°I 16.5 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917.271142 • Safety • Assem bly • Operation • Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructionsbefore operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help 5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co, Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Line Maintenance ....................................... 17 Service and Adjustments .................... 21 Storage ............................................... 27 Troubleshooting ................................. 28 Repair Parts ........................................ 32 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 5 Assembly .............................................. 7 Operation ............................................ 10 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by 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, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. 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. 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. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman 2 Estates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. • Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. • Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can result in "severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. DO: • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. 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 not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. • Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. • Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. injury. 3 • 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 seriously 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 regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be sure the area is clear of other • 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 abso• lutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall off • and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another • responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), 4 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. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. A, Look for this symbol to point o_ important safety precautions. It means t.,,_uTION!!! BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. _CAUTION: in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. _CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. =O, CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: 1.25 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OILTYPE API-SF/SG/SH): SAE 10W30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) W/FILTER: 4.5 PINTS W/O FILTER:4.0 PINTS OIL CAPACITY: SPARK PLUG: GAP: .030") CHAMPION RC12YC GROUND SPEED(MPH): TIRE PRESSURE: FORWARD: REVERSE: FRONT: REAR: CHARGING SYSTEM: 15 AMPS BA'I-I'E RY: AMP/HR: 30 MIN. CCA: 240 CASE SIZE:U1R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS 5.5 2.4 14 PSI 10 PSI Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. "i3res can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _i, WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. _WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety • Follow a regular schedule in ing, caring for and using your • Follow the instructions under nance" and =Storage" sections owner's manual. @3600 RPM ;ONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the propar tools to service or repair this tractor. 5 rules. maintaintractor. "Mainteof this ,A 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 authorized service center/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). Steering Wheel Steering Steering Sleeve Steering Wheel Extension Shaft O Adapter m _ J _ / \ _ _ / k_ k ,zc ' _L. (1) Hex Bolt / Steering I1 Wheel | _eila)LhOC / k (1) Hex Bolt _ 5/16-18 jr x 1-1/4 (1) Knob 17/32 x 1-3/16 _ .................... Wmsher Seat @ '_ . x 12 Gauge G Video Cassette F-q (2) Keys 6 ) - (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 iiiiiii _im,.ppppppp _ Keys (, 5/16-18 _( __(1] I Slope Sheet I 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. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY • Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. • Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. • Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers (2) 1/2" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR CARTON UNPACK _ _ _ FROM _Lock f F_ _, CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton. • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of shipping carton, and lay panels flat. • Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove. Steering Wheel Insert Hex Bolt _ _____)) _ Washer Large Flat Washer Steering Boot Extension Shaft __-----Adapter BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 5/16 Locknut__ "5/16 Hex Bolt f- 4-.,_. ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT • Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. • Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. • Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. Lower Steering Shaft 7 '_,-_I l "- Tab Slots HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY • Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. • If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this manual for charging instructions). Seat Battery Door Label Box ._rminal INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. • Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. • Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt securely. • Assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Shoulder Bolt Seat Pan NOTE." You may now roll or drive you tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. 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). • Roll tractor forward off skid. • Remove banding holding discharge guard up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) _I, 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 clear of other people and objects. • Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. • Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. • Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. • Release parking brake. • Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor oft skid. • Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Seat Flat Washer Adjustment Knob 8 INSTALL MULCHER CHECK PLATE (If previously removed) • Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. • Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown, • Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. • Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. ,ACAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in Shield Mulcher Plate Latch Hooks TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. BRAKE SYSTEM After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. V' CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: J" All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose parts in carton. ,/Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). •/ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. / Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. 4' Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. 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. ,/It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual). 9 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED A 1" ! MOWER LIFT R N H L ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR IGNITION ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 10 KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S YOUR TRACTOR MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch ht Switch / Ammeter "" Lever Plunger ent Throttle/Choke Control Lift Lever Clutch/ Brake Height Adjustment Knob Free Wheel Control =g Brake Lever Control Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American Institute. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. 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. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to adjust the mower cutting height. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. National Standards FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. 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. 11 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. • Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. • Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Attachment Clutch Lever Throttle/Choke Control _. -_--_"_ • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "OFF" will cause the battery to be discharged, (dead). NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas. _IL CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL "Engaged" Position Ignition Key __/ "Disengaged" -1 Pos,tion \ ".'_\", \\V_ Parking Brake Clutch/-_.". _ "__._-'_ j.."Engaged" Brake Pedal_', ,"J-_.... _ Position Disengag ed". Adjus_nt /"---. Position Knob "Brake" STOPPING Position Control Lever MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthodzed use. Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. • Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. • Turn knob clockwise (f_l) to raise cutting height. • Turn knob counterclockwise (1_-_)to lower cutting height. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. 12 • The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. • For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. • Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. • Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). • With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. 3/8-16 Locknut_ Gauge Wheel Mounting Bracket 3/8 Gauge Wheel 3houlder Bolt 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 - disengage attachment clutch control. CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield place. Attachment Clutch Lever "Engaged" Position ._rnnt Lift Lever High Position •':::!'_ Low Position "Disenc Position Shield TO OPERATE ON HILLS _CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. • 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 motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brakepedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. • Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. 13 NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). TOWING,CARTS AND OTHER ATrACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to 10se control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL • The e'ngine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Unthread and remove oil fill cap/ dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual. 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. A 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 fue_ system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or Iong.er. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. A CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. • Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position. • Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. • Move throttle control to choke position. NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. 14 • 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) When enginestarts, movethethrottle control to the fast position. The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above. COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) • When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to fast position. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP • Before driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: • Be sure the tractor is on level ground. • Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. • Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up. NOTE: if at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. PURGE TRANSMISSION CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have developed during shipping of your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor. • Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. • Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- off engine and set parking brake. • Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly disengage clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever forward, after the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet, slowly move motion control lever to reverse position. After the tractor moves approximately five (5) feet return the motion control lever to the neutral (N) position. Repeat this procedure with the motion control lever three (3) times. • Your tractor is now purged and now ready for normal operation. 15 MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting. • When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. • If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height. • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired. • When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep mower housing free of built-up grass and trash. Clean after each use. • The special mulching btade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades. • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action. The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon. At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun. • For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades. For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly. • Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path. • Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn. Max 1/3" 16 AsYOU COMPLETE FILL IN DATES REGULAR Check Check T R SERVICE t##__(-'_'_'TSERVlCE Brake Operation Tire Pressure _/ Check Operator Presence and Intedock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners If I1_? A Sharpan/Replece Mowe, Blades T Lubrication Chart 0 Check Battery Level R _,, Clean Battery and Terminals V' Check Transaxle Cooling b/ Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension I_#s Adjust Motion Onve Belt(s) Tension Q_'s Check Change Engine Oi! Level _ I1 # Engine Oil l_1.=p E Clean Air Filter _2 N Clean Air Screen V'2 Inspect MuffledSperk N DATES Arrester I_ ! V' Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug _: Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1_2 _# Replace Fuel Filter V' 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures. 2 - Service more o_en when operating in dirty or dusty conditions. 3 - ff equipped with oil rifler, change oil every 50 hours. 4 * Replace bkmde=more often when mowing in sandy soil. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS 5 - If equipped with adjustable system. 6 - Not required if equipped with malotermnce-free bahery 7 ° Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-ib$, maximum. Do not overtighten. LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be chocked 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. V' Zerk _Front Wheel Bearing Zerk Zerk :Wheel ng Zerk (DGeneral 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 sparingly. • • • • 17 TRACTOR • Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). Always observe safety rules when IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat performing any maintenance. treated. BRAKE OPERATION Trailing Edge Up Mandrel Assembly If tractor requires more than six (6) feet Blade Center stopping distance at high speed in Hole highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Flat Washer, Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Lock Washer TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires _---Hex Bolt (Grade) (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" *A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified section of this manual). by six lines on the bolt head. • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm TO SHARPEN BLADE rubber. NOTE: We do not recommend sharpen• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp ing blade - but if you do, be sure the objects and other hazards that may blade is balanced. cause tire damage. Care should be taken to keep the blade NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent balanced. An unbalanced blade will flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant cause excessive vibration and eventual may be purchased from your local parts damage to mower and engine. dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry • The blade can be sharpened with a file rot and corrosion. or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM to sharpen while on the mower. Be sure operator presence and interlock • To check blade balance, you will need systems are working properly. If your a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone tractor does not function as described, balancer. (When using a cone balrepair the problem immediately. ancer, follow the instructions supplied • The engine should not start unless the with balancer.) clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing and attachement clutch control is in the blade. The lobes of the center hole may disengaged position. appear to be centered, but are not. • When the engine is running, any • Slide blade on to an unthreaded attempt by the operator to leave the portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold seat without first setting the parking the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. brake should shut off the engine. If blade is balanced, it should remain in • When the engine is running and the a horizontal position. If either end of attachment clutch is engaged, any the blade moves downward, sharpen attempt by the operator to leave the the heavy end until the blade is seat should shut off the engine. balanced. • The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be 5/8" e kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL • Raise mower to highest position to Center Hole allow access to blades. BATTERY • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat Your tractor has a battery charging system washer securing blade. which is sufficient for normal use. How• Install new or resharpened blade with ever, periodic charging of the battery with trailing edge up towards deck as an automotive'charger will extend its life. shown. • Keep battery and terminals clean. IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, • Keep battery bolts tight. center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. • Keep small vent holes open. • Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. flat washer in exact order as shown. 18 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 The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and clean. • Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. I *c """ 10BEF_ " to, _:_NEXT OiL Cp.ANGE Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 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. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. Cover Knob Air Cle_g Cover Foam-_'_ Nut [ .--_, ,_---_Rubber _ ] Grommet Pre_ Cleaner I" • \ _"'_Air Cleaner _ • .1-."_'' • _ Paper Cartridge Air _\Air Ir_1"_'Base bcreen ,,__ .) \ "_ "_q _'_'_/(_il 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. ° _. _ .1o m 'flEMPERATUt_E RANG_ ANTICIPATED ._ '_ (, _jOil 19 Cleaner Fil Cap/ Dipstick Drain Plug CLEAN AIR SCREEN SPARK PLUGS 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. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS 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. To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other • cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating. Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year. • Drain oil from engine crankcase (See "TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual, through step remove drain plug). • Remove oil filter and wipe off filter adapter. • Apply a thin coating of new engine oil to the rubber gasket on replacement oil filter. • Install replacement oil filter on filter adapter. Turn oil filter clockwise until rubber gasket contacts the filter adapter, then tighten filter an additional 1/2 turn. • Fill crankcase with new oil (See 'q-O CHANGE ENGINE OIL" in this section of this manual). For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. • Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Correct any leaks before placing engine into full operation. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. • Remove knob and cover. • Remove wing nut and air cleaner from base. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER • Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. • Wash it in liquid detergent and water. • Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it to dry. • Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE • Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. • Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and oiled) over the paper cartridge. • Reassemble air cleaner, wing nut, cover and tighten knob securely. MUFFLER ENGINE OIL FILTER Filter Oil IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. • With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. CI:u_PF_ Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. 20 Clamp CLEANING 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. • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. • Roll belt off engine pulley. • Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt. • Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. • Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. • Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. • Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. • Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor. • Lower lift lever to its lowest position. • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Small Retainer Spring Clutch Spdn! Front Link Retainer Anti-Sway Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Housing Guide Large Retainer Spring Bracket 21 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING • To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links. 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). If tires 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 groun_ower • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. Mandrel "D" Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length Bottom edge of to ground Nut rm Lift Link AI_-- 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. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. Both links should be approximately 10-3/8". • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. Front Links TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL• Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys. • Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION • Install new belt in reverse order of removal. • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. • Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. 22 TO REPLACE Mandrel Pull_ Idler Pulleys Pulley TO ADJUST BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. • If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". • Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department. With Parking Brake "Engaged" MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. • Remove mower (See 'qO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. • Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around engine pulley. • Install new belt by reversing above procedure. Engine Pulley-- Clutching Idler Stationary Idler Transmission Input Pulley _ TRANSMISSION MENT 0 REMOVAIJREPLACE- Should your transmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of this manual. TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT Jam Nut Arm _J Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact your nearest authorized service center/department The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. • Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. • Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. • Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. • While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 23 • Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. • Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: • Loosen the adjustment bolt. • Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. • Tighten adjustment bolt securely. • • Start engine and test. • If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Neutral Lock Gate Motion Control /" TO ADJUST MENT ! STEERING Adjustment BoLt WHEEL ALIGN- 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. • 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. Retaining Ring Axle Cover I Square Key / (Rear Wheel Only) TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BA'I-rERY A 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 CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. • RED cable last from both batteries. 24 Positive Terminal Negative Terminal _ Keps Nut Hex Cable .=(Red) Cable (Black) 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. INTERLOCKS Positive Terminal REPLACING Negative Terminal BA'I-rERY ACAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,rings,etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. • Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box door. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. • Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely. • Close battery box door. AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 15 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. TO REMOVE ASSEMBLY HOOD AND GRILL • Raise hood. • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedure. Seat Batter Box Door ctor ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine 25manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move throttle control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to fast position. • Check to see if hole in throttle lever and hole in speed control bracket are aligned. • If holes are not aligned, loosen cable clamp screw and align the holes by inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit through both holes. • Pull throttle cable up to remove slack and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit. Cable Clamp._____._----_ Screw 71t 7 Speed Control _/_ Throttle Lever I Do not attempt to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap cannot be removed without breaking the adjusting needle. • Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). • Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Idle speed setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, engine should idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. • Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle control lever in slow position, turn idle fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. • Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary. ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, proceed as follows: In general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air Idle Speed mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out Adjusting (countemlockwise) increases the supply Screw of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if needle is turned in too tight. Idle Fuel NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is Needle 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. 26 Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. CAUTION: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure: 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. • 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. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENGINEOIL _A_OR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. • Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance 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 Maintenance 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. Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) • Remove spark plug(s). • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. • Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER BA'I-rERY • Fully charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see 'q-O CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals. • If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractor while engine and exhaust areas are still 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. Also, experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels called gasohol or using warm. 27 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Willnotstart Hard to start CAUSE • Out of fuel. • Engine not "CHOKED" properly. • Engine flooded. • • • • • • • • • • Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Carburetor out of adjustment. Service Adjustments • Engine valves out of adjustment. • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 ignition switch. • Faulty solenoid or starter. • CORRECTION Fill fuel tank. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and carbure tor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all wiring. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in section. Contact an authorized service center/department. Clean/replace air filter. Rep ace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. • Check all wiring. • See 'q'o Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Contact an authorized service center/department. • Depress clutch/brake • Disengage attachment pedal. clutch. • Faulty operator presence switch(es). 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. Engine clicks but will not start • • • • • • • • Loss of power • Cutting too much grass/too fast. • Throttle in =CHOKE" position. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 28 • • • • • • Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. • Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. • Adjust throttle control. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power (Continued) • 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 • Worn, bent or loose blade. • Bent blade mandrel. • Loose/damaged part(s). • 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 carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • 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. • Replace Tighten • Replace • Tighten Replace blade. blade bolt. blade mandrel. loose part(s). damaged parts. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged • Faulty operator-safety presence control system. • Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authorized service center/department. Poorcut-uneven •Wom, • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Level mower deck. • Clean underside of mower housing. • Replace blade mandrel. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. bent or loose blade. • Mower deck not level. • Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. • Bent blade mandrel. • Clogged mower deck vent from build-up of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Mowerbladeswill not rotate • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. • Worn/damaged mower drive belt. • Frozen idler pulley. • Frozen blade mandrel. 29 • Remove obstruction. • Replace mower drive belt. • Replace idler pulley. • Replace blade mandrel. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART CAUSE PROBLEM Poor grass discharge CORRECTION • Engine speed too slow. • Travel speed too fast. • Wet grass. • Mower deck not level. • Low/uneven tire air pressure. • Worn, bent or loose blade. • Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. • Mower drive belt worn. • Blades improperly installed. • Improper blades used. • Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. • • • • Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. • Blown fuse. Battery will not charge Loss of drive Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" • • Place throttle control in "FAST" position. • Shift to slower speed. • Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Level mower deck. • Check tires for proper air pressure. • Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Clean underside of mower housing. • Replace mower drive belt. • Reinstall blades sharp edge down. • Replace with blades listed in this manual. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. • • • • Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connec tions. • Replace fuse. • Bad battery ceil(s). • Poor cable connections. • Faulty regulator (if so equipped). • Faulty alternator. • Replace battery. • Check/clean all connections. • Replace regulator. Freewheel control in "disengaged" position. • Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. • Air trapped in transmission during, shipment or servicing. ° Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. • Replace motion drive belt. • Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds stopping engine. • Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. • Replace alternator. • Purge transmission. TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 SCHEMATIC [ BA]q'ERY SOLENOID RED FUSE AMMETER STARTER WHITE WHITERED BLACK 1, I CL_ BRAKEPEDAL TDH / UP) ....... I i f i I _u E I 1 I L ....... J 1 IGNITION SWITCH Ii A]q-'MENT CLUTCH (CLUTCH I --J-- FUEL .... i i GREE N I[ 86 i FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID (IF SO EQUIPPED) SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) BIJ_CK I i OPERATOR PRESENCE RELAY #1 h_ 8LACK d RELAY' #2 IGNITION UNIT PLUG GAP _h L PLuGsSPARKoN TWI_-,.CYL. ENGINES) % j 0-_" yELLOW L--o YELLOW ALTERNATOR YELLOW REGULATOR L_ • l 28 VOLTS AC @ 3850 RPM IR EGULATOR O_SCONNEC f ED) QC,---_ 8LLE ,_ED PRESENCE RELAY F_ 86 ' #3 85OPERATOR _ :87 I , L / I : 301 _ . ,'t£0 k )87A r --0-NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS =---_--q RELAY _ACK -C_...... REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS NOTE: iF WIRING NSLELATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNi f, THE'( SHOULO BE REPLACED ]O PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING• 3•1 I TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 ELECTRICAL 41 7O t 25 s! ! t ! t / I I t I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 52 70 81 Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Case Battery Switch Interlock Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J) Light Bulb Cable, Battery Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition Key, Molded Harness, Ignition Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter) Hamess, Engine RelayAsm 163465 74760412 156417 161343 166182 4152J 4799J 146147 166180 73510400 4207J 160784 163_o_38 140403 170219 71110408 131563 145673 122822X 141940 170250 109748X NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 33 TRACTOR-CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 28 58 12 53 31 55 208 54 13 ----..__ 6O / 2O8 74 206 ' 3 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 12 13 17 18 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 206 207 208 212 -NOTE: 169830 169061 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 155927 145660 172108 144983X558 126938X 19131312 STD541437 156725X558 155217X599 164918X558 139976 17490508 169834 73800400 19091416 145201 161464 145202 STD552507 150127 72140606 154798 STD541437 165867 154966 154207 156524 170165 17670508 17670608 165919 5479J DESCRIPTION Chassis Drawbar Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Panel, Dash, LH Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L Panel, Dash, RH HoodAssembly Bumber Hood Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Locknut, Hex, with insert 3/8-16 UNC Grille/Lens Asm. Lens, Grille Fender/Footrest Bracket, Fender/Support Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear Nut Lock W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC Washer 9132 X 7/8 X 16 Ga. Bracket Grille Pickoff LH Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8 Bracket Grille Pickoff RH Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75 Air Duct Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut Crownlock3/8-16 UNC Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Bolt Shoulder5/16-18TT Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Insert Lens Reflective Plug Button All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 given in U.S. inches GROUND DRIVE TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 96 36 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 ...... 8 10 14 15 16 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 56 57 59 61 62 63 165866 STD561210 10040400 74490544 STD541431 STD541437 130564 169498 73350600 106888X STD551037 STD561210 145204 71673 169592 74760512 155071 120183X 19211616 1572H 131494 74760644 4470J 165838 19131312 127783 154407 123205X STD523715 STD541437 STD541431 105710X 105709X STD523712 140294 169691 17060612 8883R 140186 DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Hydro Gr314-0510 Rod Shift Fender Adjust Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD Washer Lock Hvy Helical Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 GR.5 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 Uric Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 Rod, BrakeHydro Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Uric Spring, Brake Rod Washer Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. Rod, Parking Brake Cap, Parking Brake Bracket, Transaxle Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Shaft, Foot Pedal Bearing, Nylon Washer Pin, Roll Pulley, Idler, Flat Bolt Spacer, Split Keeper, Belt Idler Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Bellcrank Clutch Grad Drv STL Retainer, Belt Bolt NutCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc Link, Clutch Spring, Return, Clutch Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 V-Belt, Ground Drive Keeper, Center Span Screw 3/8-16x3/4 Cover, Pedal Pulley, Engine 37 KEY NO. PART NO. 64 65 66 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 82 83 84 89 90 95 96 116 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 197 198 199 200 202 71170764 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5 STD551143 Washer 154778 Keeper Belt Engine Hydro 134683 Guide Belt RH Engine 169183 Strap Torque Lh 19132012 Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga. 169182 StrapTorqueRh 137057 Spacer, Axle 121749X Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. STD581075 E-Ring 123583X Key, Square 121748X Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. 165586 Shaft Asm Cross 165711 SpringTorsion 19171216 +Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga+ 169594 LinkTransaxle 164890X428 Console, Shift 124346X Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc 170201 Control Bypass 4497H Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad 72110610 Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1.25 165850 Bushing BellcrankGrd Drive 19133210 Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga. 166002 Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125 165589 Bracket Shift Mount 165494 Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt 72140406 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 73680400 NutCrownlockl/4-20Unc 74780416 Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5 19091010 Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga 165623 Bracket Pivot Lever 166880 Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 165492 BoltShoulder5/16-18x.561 165580 Plate Fastening Lt 169613 NylinerSnap-in 169593 WasherNyliner 169612 BoltShoulder5/16-18UNC 72140508 Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18UNC x 1 72110612 BoltCarrSH3/8-16x1-1/2Gr,5 NOTE: DEScRIPTIoN All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 4S _ ...... - .... I s _41 $2 44 • 27 117 67 67 67 47 13 25 68 43 40 ._ "29 I 3O / TRACTOR STEERING ASSEMBLY - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KEY PART NO. NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 18 19 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 62 63 65 66 67 68 79 80 82 85 Steedng Wheel Front Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, L.H. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Beadng, 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 Bearing, Steering Column Link, Drag Washer, Lock Spacer, Beadng, Front Axle Nut, Hexflange Lock Shaft Assembly, Steering Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033 Support, Shaft Screw hex Wshhd Torx Pittman Shaft Assembly Bracket, Steering Bushing, Link, Drag Gear, Sector Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod,Tie Bushing, Steedng Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Extension Steering Non-Adjust Cap, Spindle Fitting, Grease Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Kit, Steering Assembly, Service Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x 1 Gr. 5 Spacer Brace Axle Bearing Arm Pittman Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 Unc x 2-1/4 Brace Axle Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bracket Susp Chassis Front Fastener Christmas Tree 139768 154427 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 12000029 3366R 169832 STD551137 136518 145212 156546 57079 160395 165857 165851 154406 126847X 136874 19131416 17060612 STD561210 130465 155099 152927 139769 19133812 STD541537 100711L 145054X428 121749X 153720 121232X 6855M 73800500 74780520 167902 74780616 160367 154404 72140618 169827 19132012 74950612 169835 133835 NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 ENGINE 8O 13 77 _...,,,,..._ 6 29 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 4O 23 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 ENGINE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 13 14 15 16 23 29 31 32 33 37 162156 17720410 ....... 159420 12-041-03 13280328 13200300 STD551231 169837 137180 109202X 158990 123487)( 137040 38 40 44 45 46 62 77 79 80 81 101 DESCRIPTION Control Throt]Choke Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T Engine (See Breakdown) Kohler Model No. CV16S-43519 Muffler Gasket Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3-1/2 Elbow, Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt Washer Shield, BRN/DBR Guard Arrestor, Spark Tank, Fuel Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented Clamp Hose BIk Line Fuel ....... Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown) 124028X Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line 17670412 Screw, Hex Washer Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4 17000612 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4 19091416 Washer, 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge STD551131 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 19101216 Washer 5/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge M740108025 Bort Hex 74760508 Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 Unc x 1/2 73510400 Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc M73030800 Nut Flange MB-1.25 NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Seat 3450 BIk/blk Craftsman Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk) Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1 Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga Clip Push in Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi Screw 3/8-16 x 1.5 SMGML Washer 13/32 X 1X 14 Ga Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat 140123 140551 71110616 19131610 145006 STD541437 124181X 17000616 19131614 155925 166369 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 12 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga. Bol1 Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62 121246X 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 42 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 DECALS 7 2 3 1 4 11 2 19 9 20 14 14 13 KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 156439 163205 171698 171699 168920 133644 171765 163204 156811 146O46 163263 Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Fender DangerSears Fend Auto Sears Gold Hood Rh Craftsman Hood Lh Craftsman Engine Maint Customer Sears Dom Replacement Srs Fender Craftsman Gold Fender STLTH Oper Inst E/S V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E Dash Panel WHEELS & TIRES KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 15 19 20 22 - --- - -- 160396 138047 166887 149516 169210 138311 165800X428 165799X428 174967 174968 Decal Mower Drive Schematic Decal, Battery Diehard Sears Decal Deck Mower EZ3 Decal Battery Decal By Pass Lt Hydro Decal Lift Handle Pad Footrest Lh STLT Pad Footrest Rh STLT Manual, Owner's (English) Manual, Owner's (Spanish) KEY PART NO. NO. 4,10 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 8 9 10 106732X427 278H 9040H 106108X427 122082X 7152J 11 lO4757X 144334 ,9 11 NOTE: 43 DESCRIPTION Valve Cap, Tire Stem, Valve Tire, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim, Rear Tire, Rear Tube, RearTire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Cap, Axle Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 LIFT ASSEMBLY 29_ 28 27 2524 23 7 ,8 .I 49 5 I' .I l' I i' .1 i' 30 3 4 26 6 6 13 19 I 13 20 32 44 20 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 49 50 Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm. Shaft Asm. Lift Pin Groove ERing Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Beadng Nylon Grip Handle Fluted Button Plunger Red Link Lift LH. Link Lift R.H. Retainer Spring Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert 1/2-13 Unc Arm Suspension Rear Retainer Spring Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Spring RetainerClip Rod, Adjust Lift Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 UNC Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment Trunnion, Inf. Height Bearing, Pvt. Lift Nut Crownlock 3/8-24 Nut, Hex Flange Lock Nut, Push Phos. &-Oil NOTE: 159460 159471 105767X 12000002 19211621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624008 173288 73350800 130171 73800800 139868 163552 110807X 19131016 2876H 169484 126971X 73350600 138057 150233 169865 73540600 145212 110452X All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 given in U.S. inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 MOWER DECK 68 40--_ 37 145 103 105 105 / 106 101 _147 34 | 21 22 23 24 16 119 _ 28 "" 27 / 5 19 21 46 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 - 18 19 2O 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 44 _5 t6 _9 50 31 32 33 _4 55 56 59 37 38 165892 STD533107 138O17 165460 STD624008 130832 850857 STD551137 140296 134149 129895 137645 128774 110485X 140329 72140505 132827 159770 STD541431 134753 131267 105304X 123713X 110452X 130968X428 19111016 131491 157722 129963 153535 137266 STD533717 133835 131494 19131316 STD541437 140088 STD624003 137729 133944 174284 131340 STD541410 139888 131845 133943 155046 165723 141043 149846 144959 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Mower Housing Bolt Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,Front Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Retainer Spring Arm, Suspension, Rear Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Washer, Lock Washer, Hardened Blade, Mulching Bearing, Ball Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Incl. Key Number 6) Housing, Mandrel, Vented Bearing, Bali, Mandrel Stripper, Vented MowerDeck Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Baffle, Vortex Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC Stiffener Bracket Bracket, Deflector Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw Thdrol Rolling Wsh Hd Washer, Spacer Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Toplock, Flanged Bolt Fastner, Christmas Tree Pulley, Idler, Flat Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC Guard, Mandrel, L.H. Retainer Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 Washer, Hardened Roller Assembly, Cam Follower Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 Locknut Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake Washer, Hardened Arm, Idler Spacer, Retainer Guard, Tuv Idler Knob Custom Oval V-Belt 90 91 92 93 94 95 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 128 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 - - 74760616 132274 STD541437 19171416 132264 132273 136420 71081010 19061216 STD551110 160793 2029J 155197 155198 17060514 73510500 72110504 4898H 165746 73930600 19121414 143723 153390 19131312 STD523710 STD533710 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169022 165898 19091216 169670 169676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 17720410 STD533717 130794 - - 169583 DESCRIPTION Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1 Bracket Asm Noseroller LH Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNe: Washer 17/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga. RollerNose Bracket Asm Noseroller RH Cover Mulching 42" Black Screw Pan Hd Phillip 10-24 x5/8 Washer#10 Washer Lock Latch Asm Bagger NutWeld Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH Screw Tapping 5/16-18 Unc Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Bracket Washer Felt Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 uncx 1 Gr.5 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1 Arm Spring Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable Pulley Idler Flat Bolt Carraige Idler Spring Extension Spring Return Idler Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42" Washer flat 3/8" Type B Spring Retainer Spring Retention Lever Spacer Rod Clutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Uric x 1-3/4 Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32) Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck order separately mulcher plate components key nos. 101-106) NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 given in U.S.inches =o 119- 0 120- 112 87 88 =;_, 14 mO 19 ! I oO 9OO 81 zr- _Z =_,- 77 79 73 17 o1-,4 16 124 32 35 64 93 12 \ 48 6O 58 107 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 _EY PART _10. NO. I -_ ] 7 3 ) 10 11 12 i3 14 170351 170352 170353 170354 169898 170355 170356 170357 170358 170359 170360 169870 170361 169869 16 170362 i7 18 19 23 >-4 ->7 28 -_9 30 31 32 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 170389 33 142991 34 35 170390 170391 36 170392 37 38 39 '_0 1.1 _12 _13 _1. 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 _-5 _.7 18 _-9 50 51 52 170397 170398 170999 170400 170401 170202 170403 170404 53 54 55 56 57 170405 170406 142977 142978 150798 5 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Assembly Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, Trunion Machined Block - Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End Shaft, Input Ring-Retaining Spacer Ring-Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17ram Id X 40mm OdX 12mm Hex Flange Head Screw 5/16-24X0.75 Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7 Arm, Control Bearing, 30x52x13 Th rust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear - Pinion, 13t 10t/48t Gear Gear, 10t Jackshaft 60t Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveBeadng(Outboard) .75xl .750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13 Thk Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key, L.H.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jackshaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filter Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring.250 External Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X .05 Thk Retaining Ring Bearing, Center Block Spring - Helical Compression Washer 20w-50Oil 58 59 60 61 62 63 170407 170408 142883 142881 142887 170410 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 170412 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 72 170418 73 142884 74 75 170419 170420 76 77 78 79 80 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 82 170423 170424 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 93 107 108 161162 170425 170426 170427 170424 170429 170430 170431 170432 170433 109 111 112 113 170434 170435 170436 170437 116 119 120 121 122 123 124 170438 170439 170440 170441 170442 170443 170444 125 126 127 900 170445 170446 170447 166768 NOTE: 49 DESCRIPTION Brake Yoke Rotor, Brake Brake Puck Puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch, SpecialFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spacer Spring, Brake Arm Bias Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/16-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compression Spring Brake Anti-Drag Washer, Ht .5 i.D. X 10.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25 Check Plug Assembly, .027, Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helical Comp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24 Unf (Nylon insert) Wedge, Fdction Pack Clip, Washer .316x1.50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standard Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube Hose, Expansion Tank Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Self Tapping10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer,Motor Shaft .71idxl.15odx.030thk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Shield, Vent Bracket, Support Expansion Tank Silicon Sponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Washer, Belleville Belt Keeper Center Section-Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan - Pulley Service Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Transaxle Complete All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. Inches TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I 2 12 11 13 t4 CRANKCASE I _1 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 CYLINDER HEAD/VALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 25-351-01 12-755-81 7 8 9 10 11 12-041-01 12-041-02 12-041-03 12-411-01 12-041-10 12-017-01 12-017-02 12-016-01 12-016-02 X-75-23 12-318-19 25-186-01 12-599-03 M-0640034 12 13 14 15 16 12-089-01 12-173-01 12-755-03 12-468-05 12-t12-13 17 12-086-15 18 19 20 X-426-9 12-326-03 M-0645020 21 22 12-096-07 M-0545010 23 24 12-018-01 12-402-02 3 4 5 6 DESCRIPTION Lifter, valve (2) Kit, cylinder head (includes 3-17) Carburetor gasket(2) Air cleaner base gasket Exhaust maniford gasket Rod, push (2) Gasket, cylinder head Valve, intake (Std.) Valve, intake (.25) Valve, exhaust (Std.) Valve, exhaust (.25) Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8 Cylinder Head Arm, rocker (2) Pivot, rocker arm (2) Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x34 (2) Spring, valve (2) Cap, valve spring (2) Kit, retainer (2) Washer, plain 13/32 Spacer, head bolt exhaust port Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x81 (5) Clamp, hose (2) Hose, breather Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20 (5) Cover, valve w/nipple Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xlO Retainer, breather reed Reed, breather 1 2 12-032-03 ........ 3 4 12-445-02 M-0839025 5 6 7 8 12-380-17 12-755-49 12-089-31 12-422-08 12-422-09 12-422-10 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 24-874-11 12-874-08 12-874-09 12-018-02 12-108-07 12-108-08 12-108-09 12-067-05 12-067-06 12-380-01 12-043-05 M-0631005 12-144-02 52-139-09 12-755-64 21 22 23 24 X-25-102 12-032-01 SM-0631015 12-154-05 11 12 13 51 12-422-11 12-422-12 12-422-13 12-422-07 12-144-27 12-874-07 DESCRIPTION Seal, crankshaft Block, cylinder (Use ShortBlock 12 522 18) Strap, lifting Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x25 Dowel, locating (4) Kit, camshaft (Includes 7_8) Spring, actuating Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue Shim, camshaft (A.R.) red Shim, camshaft (A.R.) _ellow him, camshaft (A.R.) green Shim, camshaft (A.R.) gray Shim, camshaft (A.R.) black Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white Shaft, balance Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (Includes 11-12) Piston w/Ring Set (.08) Piston w/Ring Set (.25) Piston w/Ring Set (.50) Retainer, piston pin (2) Ring Set (Std.) Ring Set (.25) Ring Set (.50) Connecting Rod (Std.) Connecting Rod (.25) Pin, governor regulating Gear, governor assembly Washer, plain 6mm Shaft, governor gear Plug, cup Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip (Includes 24) Washer, plain 1/4 Seal, governor cross shaft Washer, plain 6ram Clip, hitch pin TRACTOR o- MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 IGNITION / ELECTRICAL BLOWER HOUSING AND BAFFLES I I 4 I s 6 _-- AIR INTAKE I ? 23 1-8 0_7 52 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 12-086-14 2 3 4 12-468-03 24-162-03 M-0639016 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 12-157-03 41-403-09 X-22-11 236602 X-42-15 12-025-35 41-155-02 M-0548025 14 15 16 17 12-085-01 12-132-02 X-728-1 M-0545010 18 19 20 12-584-08 12-452-02 12-086-35 21 M-0461013 22 12-584-12 23 25-086-47 NOT ILLUSTRATED 25-518-29 25-518-05 12-176-36 X-25-5 12-155-02 23-517-03 DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange MIOxl.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8 Screen, grass Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (6) Fan Regulator, rectifier Washer, lock (2) Connector Key Flywheel Connector (4 contact) Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (." 2) Stator assembly - 15 amp Spark Plug Clip, cable Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 (2) Module, ignition Terminal Screw, hex. socket M5x0.8x20 (2) Screw, pan head M4.2x13 (2) Module, speed advance Shoulder M6X1.0X16 (4) 1 M-0545010 2 3 4 24-468-10 12-146-07 24-086-18 5 6 7 8 9 10 24-096-05 220534 12-027-54 12-063-10 25-!54-02 12-086-37 11 M-0645016 12 12-063-08 13 12-063-09 NOT ILLUSTRATED X-25-92 DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 (8) Washer, plain 1/4 Plate, blower housing Screw, phillip hd M4x0.7 X8 (2) Cover, pinion Washer, plain 5/16 (2) Housing, blower Baffle, intake side Clip, mounting (3) Screw, captive washerM5 X0.8 X20 (3) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16 (2) Baffle, cylinder head Baffle, cylinder WASHER, PLAIN 3/16" (2) AIRINTAKE/FILTRATION KEY PART NO. NO. Lead Lead Harness Washer, plain 5/16" Connector Clip Cable 1 2 3 4 25-341-03 12-096-24 12-083-12 12-083-10 5 6 7 8 1230046 12-100-01 12-032-11 12-094-07 9 12-072-04 10 12-086-01 11 12-041-02 NOT ILLUSTRATED 12-113-53 53 DESCRIPTION Knob, air cleaner cover Cover, air cleaner Precleaner, element Kit air cleaner element (Includes 5,7) Seal 3/4" Wing Nut Seal 1-7/16" Base, air cleaner(Includes 10,11) Stud, mounting plate M6X1.0X75 Screw, #10 Hi-Lo thread forming (2) Gasket, air cleaner Decal, air cleaner TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 STARTING SYSTEM J ENGINE CONTROLS J g o 3-- o 11 OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I GI ,_, t-- '-2: 8 _ @ L-- 0--4 5-- 22-- 8-- l 20 19 15 O--16 54 --13 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 STARTING SYSTEM ENGINE CONTROLS KEY PART _10. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 M-0839070 2 25-098-05 3 4 5 6 7 8 12-755-54 12-227-06 12-170-05 12-221-01 12-227-13 12-211-01 DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70 (2) Starter assembly (Includes 3-8) Kit, drive end Cap, drive end Armature Kit, brush & spring Cap, commutator end Bolt, hex, flange 1/4-20x45/8 (2) 01L PAN!LUBRICATION KEY PART NO. NO. 1 12-038-01 2 3 4 5 6 25-755-13 12-153-03 12-153-02 12-123-04 M-0545020 7 8 9 10 12-153-01 25-162-07 12-096-03 M-0545016 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 25-462-09 52-050-02 X-75-10 12-393-01 12-153-06 12-096-34 M-0545016 19 20 12-032-03 24-086-16 21 24-086-17 22 12-199-53 DESCRIPTION Dipstick assembly (Includes 2-3) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3) O-Ring, oil fill cap O-Ring, upper oi_fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 O-Ring, lower oil fill tube Screen, oil pickup Cover, oil pickup screen Screw, hex. flange MSx0.8x16 Valve, oil pressure relief Filter, oil Plug, sq, hd. solid 3/8 Pump, oil assembly O-Ring, oil pump cover Cover, oil pump Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16 (3) Seal, oil (P.T.O. end) Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 (11) Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45 Assembly, Pan, oil (Incl. 11,15-18) 1 2 3 12-079-07 12-237-01 M-0664020 4 5 24-086-43 12-536-10 6 M-0443025 7 M-0443020 8 9 10 11 12-089-11 12-089-23 12-089-24 12-755-83 12 13 14 15 16 17 12-100-07 52-211-04 12-090-28 25-158-08 12-079-01 25-158-11 55 DESCRIPTION Linkage, choke Clamp, cable Screw, lobed socket M6xl.Ox20 (2) Screw, hex. flange Control, speed assembly (Includes 6,8,9) Screw, pan head M4x0.7x25 Screw, pan head M4x0.7x20 Spring, choke (2) Spring, choke return Spring, governor Kit, governor lever (Includes 12-14) Nut, hex flange 1/4 - 20" Bolt, 1/4 - 20 X 1" Lever, governor Bushing, throttle linkage Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 CRANKSHAFT J / 2 ul Z5 FUEL SYSTEM I _a /s /iJ C2_ 24 56 12 TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER 917.271142 ' OHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV16S, TYPE NUMBER PS-43519 -'UEL SYSTEM (EY PART ,IO. NO. 1 3 4 5 M-0641060 X-22-11 M-9629116 12-853-95 6 7 12-041-02 12-053-95 8 12-041-01 9 12-265-04 10 47-154-01 11 X-426-09 12 25-353-10 13 25-050-02 _IOT ILLUSTRATED 12-757-02 12-757-03 12-041-01 12-041-02 12-041-65 12-041-06 12-632-06 12-757-33 12-041-06 12-454-01 25-452-20 12-454-03 M-0561010 M-0645020 CRANKSHAFT DESCRIPTION Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 (2) Washer, star 1/4 Stud M6xl.0x116 (2) Kit, carburetor w/gasket (Includes 6,7,8 qty 1 12-454-01, 25452-20) Gasket, air cleaner Carburetor assembly (For information only not available separately) Gasket, carburetor (2) Deflector, heat Clip cable Clamp, hose (2) Line, fuel 9" Filter, fuel KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 12-014-37 12-139-01 DESCRIPTION Crankshaft (Includes 2) Plug, cup EXHAUST KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 4 5 6 25-072-04 12-041-03 12-126-11 12-445-06 M-6645025 12-522-18 12-755-82 Kit, float Kit, carburetor repair Gasket, carburetor Gasket, air cleaner Gasket, bowl Gasket, bowl screw Seal, solenoid Kit, solenoid repair Gasket, bowl screw Tie, wire Terminal Tie cable Screw, thread forming M5X0.8X10 Screw, hex. flange M6X1.0X20 (2) 57 DESCRIPTION Stud (2) Gasket, exhaust manifold Bracket, muffler Strap, lifting Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x25 (2) Short Block Gasket Set 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL o"1 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. Get it fixed, at your home or ours! 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