Craftsman 917.270921 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRAFTS[MAN
+
19.5 HP
ELECTRIC
START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270921
• Safety
• Assembly
• 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 Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon- Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:wvjw.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
Safety Rules .........................................
Product Specifications
..........................
Assembly ..............................................
Operation ............................................
Maintenance
Schedule ......................
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
2
3
5
7
11
18
Maintenance .......................................
Ie
Service and Adjustments .................... 22
Storage ...............................................
2_
Troubleshooting
.................................
3(:
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Covel
ON CRAF[SMAN
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 th,
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 in-home 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 whicf
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
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.
• 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.
• 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 recommen-
• 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
dations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
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.
•Tum
off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
injury.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
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Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularl_
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, o
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 wil
the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subjeC
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 ther_
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
comers, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
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.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneve
terrain could overturn the machine. Ta
• 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 tum machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear s_
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. I
tires lose traction, disengage the blad_
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, end then, turn slowly and gradua
ly downhill, if possible.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
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_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!H BECOMEAWARE!H
YOUR
J_CAUTION:
_FETY
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
_ere
it cannot contact spark plug.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
PRODUCT
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE 30
'API-SF/SG/SH):
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW
3.0PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
RJ19LM OR J19LM
VALVE
ADJUSTMENT
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND
(MPH):
A Sears Repair Agreement is available
on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Mainte-
32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
SPEED
We have competent,
well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
• FORWARD:
REVERSE:
.004"*.006'
.007"-.009
5.5
2.4
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA:
240
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the
ground and cause you to lose control of
Y_Uwrtractor.
ARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
14 PSI
10 PSI
sections of this
AWARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an intemal 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
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resoumas Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest authorized service center.
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Steering
0
i
Wheel
i
Steedng
Sleeve
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
I
Extension
Shaft
teering
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
_(1)
Washer
Seat
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
Keys
Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
FN
I
(2) Keys
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
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
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) 3/4" socket with
(1) Tire pressure
drive ratchet
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).
any staples in skid that may puncture
tires where tractor is to roll off skid.
TO REMOVETRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
Extension
Shaft _
j_
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
5/16 Loc_5/16
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
Lower Stsedng
Shaft
"_t. _ _
EXTENSION
SHAFT AND
• 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.
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Adapter
Hex Bolt
_
_/_'
',
Tabs
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK
NOTE: You may now roll or drive you
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropria
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
BATTERY
• Lift hood to raised position,
• if this battery is put into sewice 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
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (Se
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 depressin
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheel
ing position to disengage transmissi,
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Oper_
tion section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor
for charging instructions).
-'
.o-'
'
Label
f
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
(See Operation section for locatio,
and function of controls)
INSTALLSEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob,
_I_WARNING:
Before startinq read,
understand and fo ow a ns'[ruct ons ,
the Operation section of this manual. B_
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is
• 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.
clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly step=
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.
• 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.
Seat
Seat Pen
Shoulder
Bolt _,,
._._..
Adjustment
Knob
Flat
Washer
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• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever
in neutral position.
•Tum ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
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
INSTALL
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See %0 ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
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.
_.CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching mulcher plate anc
allow it to rest on plate while in operation.
Mulcher
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.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
MULCHER
Shield
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower is now read_
for discharging or installatlen of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also
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e/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 REVIEWTHE
FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
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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
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUF
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAA'I-fENTION
TC
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 - the
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 9"0 START ENGINE" and
"PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
Operation
they are routed property around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
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section of this manual).
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Leam and understand their meaning.
BATrERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
LIGHTS ON
®
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
R N
A'I-rACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READTHIS OWNER'SMANUALAND SAFETYRULESBEFOREOPERATING
YOURTRACTOR
Comparethe illustrationswith your tractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof
vadouscontrolsand adjustments.Savethis manualfor future reference.
Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
---..
""- "'"
Choke Contro
Lever
Plunger
Throttle
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Free Wheel
Control
g Brake Lever
Moron
Control
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards
Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (o) 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.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position,
LIGHT SWITCH -Tums the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROTTLE
CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
The operationof 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.
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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 engin,_,
• 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
=Engaged" Position
Choke
Control _.
.... Position
• 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 whet
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'I'FLE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE
CONTROL
/
Parking
Brake
=Disengaged"
"Engaged"
i Position
Motion
Control
Lever
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to stad
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob
out. Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to =DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE -
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever k
nla_ed_ _
"DIse' gg
Position
_
"Brake"
STOPPING
Position
MOWER
BLADES -
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
brake
intodrive,
full =BRAKE"
To
stoppedal
ground
depress position.
clutch/
Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not retum to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE -
TO ADJUST
HEIGHT
CUTTING
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines thecutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
• 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".
•Tum
ignition key to =OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
MOWER
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lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running.
These heights are approximate and may
vary depending upon soil conditions,
height of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches dudng 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
Lever High
Position
-Low
Position
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
appropdate
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
;houlder
Bolt
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
A:k CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, or
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch Lever
=Engaged" Position
Position
Shield
TO OPERATE
_I_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 clutcWbrake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
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.
ON HILLS
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel contrel in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is
located at the rear drawbar of tractor.
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
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• Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more
than two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENIGNE
OIL LEVEL
ADDGASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
occur.
_, 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
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
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 fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
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• Insert key into ignition and tum key
clockwise to =START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER
above)
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. if the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
• Before ddving 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 pedod.
• The attachments can be used dudng
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up
and may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance, See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
PURGE
TRANSMISSION
A CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
runnmg.
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
_osition and hold for five (5) seconds.
epeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE:
Dudng this procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic ddve
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in ddving position
(See -TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
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• 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.
If
MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Your tractor is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
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.
• 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 aftemoon. 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 pettem 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.
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!1
-,
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVtCE
";ERVICE
Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
T
R
Check Op_rmor Preser,x_
Interlock Systems
_
s_J
I_
CheckforLooseFeatenem
I1_
_7
Shamen/Repl,,ceMowerBlad_
Lubdcatlon Chert
_l_,4
Battery and
LevelTerminals
I RO Check
Clean Battery
Adjust Blade Estt(s)
I_
_
'
Tension
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s)
DATES
I
I_
Ks
Tension
_s
p
Check
Check TreJ_saxle
Engine Oit Cooling
Lever
,
II_
Ikdt
Engine
NE! Change
Clean
Rlter Oil
Clean Air
Air Screen
G ! Inspect
Muffler/Spark
i_
Replace
E
Clean
_!
Attester
ll_
I_
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine Cooling
Replace
_
Spark
_.2
Fins
1_2
Plug
_
Replace Air Fil_r P=q_erCartridge
Replace
123.
4-
I_=
Fuel Filter
Change more often when operating under a hea'_" load or in high ambient temperatures.
SeNine more often when Qpemtingin dl_lyor dustycondition=,
tt _:lulppnd w;_no_l_ter, _ge
olt every 50 hours.
Replace blades n'_re often when mowing in sandy Soil,
GENERAL
5 - ff equippedwith adjustable system.
6 - hbl required if equippedwith maintenance-freebattE
7 - Tightonfrom axle pivotboif to 35 fr,-'bo,maximum,
DO not overitghten,
LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Zerk
Beadng Ze_
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 end
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.
(t_leneral Purpose Grease
(_Refer to Maintenance =Engine" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
_vot points which have special nylon
afings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the seif-tubricatinQ bearings. If you feel
they must be lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
•
•
•
•
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TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
if tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See 70 ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. "13resealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working propedy. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades,
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble
hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Trailing Edge Up
Blade
_£--Hex
Mandrel Assembly
/
Center
Bolt (Grade)
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a
file or on a grinding wheel. Do not
attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a
cone balancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE:
Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain
in a horizontal position.
If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
5/8"
e
Center Hole
"v<_t
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive
charger will extend
its life.
Keep battery and terminals clean.
bolts
i Keep battery
tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
19 ° Recharge
at 6-10 amperes
for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to =leak _
power.
Remove terminal guard.
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 of high pressure
sprayer to clean coohng 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.
SAE "_SCOTTY GRADES
TIEMPERATURE
RN<GEANT_CIpATEO
I_1_
N
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting i
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oil,
will result in increased oil consumptic
when used above 32°1:. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to av,
possible engine damage from runnin_
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase
oil level before
starting the engine and
(8) hours of operation.
dipstick securely each
the oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE
after each eigl
Tighten oil fill ¢
time you check
OIL
Determine temperature range expect_
before oil change. All oil must meet A
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when war_
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be cart
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 sq
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick ca_
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at =FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil
Drain,,. _
Air S_reen
ENGINE
Plug
LUBRICATION
_
OIL Fill Cap/_
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.
Dipstsick--
2O
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Cleanwith a wire brushor
compressedair to remove dirt and
stubbom dried gum fibers.
CLEAN
AREAS
AIR
INTAKE/COOLING
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 ";!ns
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.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run property 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
tion of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressu_zed air to clean or
dry cartridge.
Cover
Knob
Wing
Ca_ndge
Foam Pre-
ge
Air Screen
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
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 SERVICE
IN-LINE
PRE-CLEANER
•
•
•
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s}.
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
• Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precleaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deteriora-
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.
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CLEANING
i
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
leanof engine,
battery,
free
all gasoline,
oil, seat,
etc. finish, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water ol
Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.
CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
•Tum 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
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other tha
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
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
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
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.
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highe=
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with dis-
TO INSTALL
MOWER
charge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
• 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.
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.
Small Retainer Spdng
Clutch S
Retainer
Spnngs
Housing
Large
Spring
Bracket
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TO LEVEl.. MOWER
HOUSING
• 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.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
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 114" 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 nround
Bottom
•
•
•
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 tums.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
edge of
mower to ground
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
=e__
Suspensi°n
Lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
IMPORTANT:
"E"
Nut
ADJUSTMENT
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
Front Links
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.
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
=A m
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
Jam Nut
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
Arm
-
• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
Do not touch this nut, If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your
nearest authorized service center/departn"
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Eng_
parking brake. For assistance, there i,,
belt installation guide decal on bottorr
side of left footrest.
Mandrel
Pulley Idler
Pullq
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler at
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
TO ADJUST
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure,
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance.at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut =A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and tum 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 authodzed
service center/department.
Engine Pulley--
Clutchingldler /
Statior_W Idler
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TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
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
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
position and turn engine off.
• While holding motion control levei r in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
TO REMOVE
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
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. _re sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
I/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
Retaining Ring
Axle
Cover
/
/."
Washer
i
Adjustment Bolt
TRANSMISSION
MENT
Square Key -_
(Rear Wheel Only)
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
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 m
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 114 to
Motion Control
WHEEL
section of this manual.
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TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
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
REPLACING
BATTERY
A CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting batter
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected firs!
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position,
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefu{ly
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
Hex Bob
REVERSE
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from beth batteries.
(Red)
Cable
.....
Terminal
Guard
TO REPLACE
=Positive" (+)
Negative (Black
Cable
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.
"Negative" (-)
INTERLOCKS
AND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, o
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE
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FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
ASSEMBLY
HOOD AND GRILL
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see =AIR FILTER" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of
this manual).
• Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
Clamp Screw-_
_Swivel
Choke Closed
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement
the emission control devices and
of
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
Choke
Lever
Casing
Claml:
Screw
TO ADJUST
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
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 to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
CARBURETOR
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
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are adjusted properly (see above).
• With engine off turn idle mixture screw
in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL S E'I-rlNG • Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
Idle Mixture
Screw
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow
Throttle
Lever
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise)
until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
• Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
ACCELERATION
Idle Speed_
Lever _
"_
-
TEST-
• Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) 118 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 govemor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed
high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department,
which
has proper equipment and experience to
make any necessary adjustments.
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_"
",Idle
Mixture
Screw
Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
w_t CAUTION:
Never store the tractor
h ge.soline 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.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• 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.
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
and carburetor
ENGINEOIL
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.
BATrERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging,
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN 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 sudaces.
• Replace
OTHER
with new spark plug(s).
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form end will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as .carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank dunng storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels called gasohol or using
Do not drain the gas tank
if using fuel stabilizer.
engine
warrrl.
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and exhaust areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
• OUt of fuel.
• Engine not "CHOKED"
properly,
• Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Hard to start
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor*
section.
• Contact an authorized
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
not
• Fill fuel tank.
• See %'0 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.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Service Adjustments
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Englnewill
turn over
CORRECTION
• 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.
• Faulty operator
switch(es).
presence
in
service center/department.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor* in
Service Adjustments
section,
• Contact an authorized service
centeddepartment.
• Depress
• Disengage
clutch/brake
attachment
pedal.
clutch.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Recharge or replace battery.
• Clean battery terminals.
• Check all wiring.
• Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Loss of power
• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
• Set in "Higher Cut _ position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
3O
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
(Contlnued)
• 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 widng.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat wlth
attachment
clutch engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact an authorized
service center/department.
Poor cut - uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
• 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.
Mower blades will
not rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
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housing,
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Remove
obstruction.
• Replace
mower drive belt.
• Replace
• Replace
idler pulley,
blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Engine speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
• Wom, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• Improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine
"OFF"
•
•
•
•
Switch is =OFP.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
• 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.
•Tum
switch =ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace light switch.
• Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Blown fuse.
• Replace
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
• Faulty altemator.
• Replace battery,
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Freewheel control in
=disengaged"
position.
• Motion drive belt wom,
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.
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fuse.
• Replace aitemator.
• Purge transmission.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
FUSE
_)AMMETER
L .......
J
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
--(
IGNITION
SWITCH
A
(OPTIONAL)
m.u_
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•
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B_*CK
-F_E_L_
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE UGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE UGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
U.IT
_
SPARK
12PLUGS
ON
"EWI_CYL ENGINES)
HEADLIGHTs
--0-NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
O
IGNITION SWTTCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIR NG.
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10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
PART
NO.
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
166180
73510400
145491
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
17490508
DESCRIPTION
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 UriC
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hsx 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular6 Amp
ProtectionWire Loop(Hour Meter)
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18x1/2
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
58
31
74
36
12
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1 169830
2 169061
3 17060612
5 155272
9 168337X013
10 STD533710
11 155927
12 145660
13 169117X010
17 144983X558
18 126938X
20 156437
23 12402BX
25 19131312
26 STD541437
28 166271X558
29 155217X599
30 164918X558
31 139976
37 17490508
38 169834
51 73800400
52 19091416
53 145201
54 161464
55 145202
57 STD552507
58 140547
60 72140606
64 154798
74 S'rD541437
142 165867
143 154966
144 154207
145 156524
206 170165
207 17670508
208 17670608
-- 5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bt,roperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Cardage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tlnnerman GrifleP/L
Panel, Dash, RH
HoodAssembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing,Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Locknut, Hex, with insert 3/6-16 UNC
GdUe
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 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlfe Pickoff RH
Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/6-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
NutCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement$TLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod PivotChassis/Hood
BoltShoulder 5/16-18TT
Screw Thdrot 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 112
Plug Button
NOTE: Nt compo_,_ dimensk>ns
given_ U.S._chas
I Inch= 25.4mm
37
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
GROUND DRIVE
32
62
52
36
16 _)
S3
30
/ __
38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
26
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
64
PART
NO.
......
165866
S'1"D561210
10040400
74490544
ST_o41431
STD541437
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
72110622
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
140294
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
71170764
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Braakdown)
Hydro Gr314-0510
RodShiftFer',derAd_ust
PinCotter 1/8xlCAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
BoltHexFLGHDS/16-18GR.5
NutLockHexW/tns.
5/16-18Unc
NutLockHexW/Wsh3/8-16Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, BrakeHydm
Nut, HexJatm 3/8-16Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Park{rigBrake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
BoltHexHd 5/18-18Uncx3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13!32x13./16x12Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
BellcrankClutchGmdDwSTL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
BoltHex 3/8-16x1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Center Span
Screw 3/8-16 x3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
65 STD551143
66 154778
70 134683
71 169183
72 19132012
73 169182
74 169496
75 121749X
76 STD581075
77 123583X
78 121748X
81 165596
82 165711
83 19171216
84 169594
89 164890X428
90 124346X
95 170201
96 4497H
116 72110610
150 165850
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
16273680400
163 74780416
164 19091010
165 165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
197 169613
198 169593
199169612
20072140508
202 72110612
DESCRIPTION
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Guide Bett RH EP_:jino
Strap Torque Lh
Washer 13/32 x 1.1/4 x 12 Ga.
Strap Torque Rh
Spacer, Spl_t
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 GB.
Shaft Asm Cross
SpringTorsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
LinkTransaxle
Console,Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
ControlBypass
Retainer Spring1"Zinc/Ced
Bolt CarT. 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bushing BetlcrankGrd Drive
Washe," 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer SrTted5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr..=
NutCrownlockl/4-20 Unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
NylinerSnap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18UNC
Bolt RDH D SQN K 5/16-18UNC x 1
Bolt Cart SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2Gr.5
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
39
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STEERINGASSEMBLY
p
t
.
'
......
_.
....
t
I
62
44
M
47
t$
A;
/
40
/
1$
40
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.270921
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
1 139768
2 154427
3 169840
4 169839
5 6266H
6 121748X
7 19272016
8 12000029
9 3366R
10 169832
11 STD551137
13 136518
15 145212
17 156546
18 57079
19 160395
22 165857
23 165851
25 1544O6
26 126847X
27 136874
28 19131416
29 17060612
30 STD561210
32 130465
36 155099
37 152927
38 139769
39 19133812
40 STD541537
41 100711L
42 145054X428
43 121749X
44 153720
46 121232X
47 6855M
51 73800500
54 74780520
62 167902
63 74780616
65 160367
66 1544O4
67 72110618
68 169827
79 19132012
80 74950612
82 169835
85 133835
DESCRIPTION
SteeringWheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
F_eadng,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, Bearing, FrontAxle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw hex Wshhd Torx
Pittmen Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Unk, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw "1-1"
#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, Stearing 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 I Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
BearingArm Pittman
Bolt Rhnd Sqnk 3/8-16 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
NOTE: Ancomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S. inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
41
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ENGINE
14
13
81
i
32
31
/
33
39
29
I OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
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ENGtNE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
PART
NO.
162152
17720410
.......
149723
144069
144068
138129
150176
145552
STD551125
STD522507
165287
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
38
.......
39
45
81
10927.7X
17060612
128861
DESCRIPTION
ControlThrot Paddle 32 22
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Bdggs Model No. 461707-O145-E3
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
ClampTube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16 - 19 UNC X 3/4 W/Seres
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock H W. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hax 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
NipplePipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/DebrisGuard
ControlChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
LineFuel
PlugOil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Pad idler 1.75 x ,75 x .06
Screw 3/8-16 x SMGML
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: Alloomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
43
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917.2709621
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
6
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140123
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3450 Blk/olk Cra_sman
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 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
PART
NO.
13 12t248X
14 72050412
15 1343O0
16 121250X
17 123976X
21 171852
22 STD541431
24 19171912
25 127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyt 50 td
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 Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17132X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: Al!component dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25A mm
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DECALS
7
6
2
1
4
11
2
2O
14
14
13
15-
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PART
NO.
156439
163205
171696
171697
165392
133644
7 171809
9 163204
11 156811
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Fend Auto Sears Goid
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal Maint Customer
SeamDom
Decal Replacement Srs
DecalFenderCraftsrn_nGold
Decal Fender STLTH Opar
Inst E/S
13
14
15
19
20
22
-----.-
146046
163259
160396
138047
166887
149516
169210
13831t
165800X428
165799X428
173481
173482
KEY
NO.
WHEELS & TIRES
4,10
7
1t
PART
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X427
278H
90401-1
1061(_8X42"/
122082)(
7152J
11
104757X
144334
..
DESCRIPTION
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Ddve Schematic
Decal, Battenj Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal LiftHandle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Ovmer's (Engl|sh)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service ftem O_
Rim,Front
Fitting,GreaSe (Front Wheat O_
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheal D
Rim,Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item On1
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tim (10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inche
1 Inch= 25A turn
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LIFTASSEMBLY
8
11
/
5
13
4
6
6
11
13
19
13
2O
32
19
15
46
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
167253
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
140302
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm.
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
ERing
Washer 21/32 x 1 x21 Ga.
BeadngNylong
GripHandle Fluted
ButtonPlunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
NutJam Hex 1/2.13 Unc
Trunnion BIkZinc
Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13Unc
Arm SuspensionMower
Retainer Spdng
Beadng, Pvt. Lift. Spherical
Nut Crownlock3/8-24
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
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MOWERDECK
i
I
I
I
34
\
119"
'
,,,_"130
19F
121
131 !
21
16
27
I
.117
"
_t116
48
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MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
PART
NO.
165892
STD533107
138017
4 165460
5 STD624008
6 130832
8 850857
9 STD551137
10 140296
11 134149
12 129895
13 137645
14 128774
15 110485X
16 140329
18 72140505
19 132827
20 159770
21 STD541431
22 134753
23 131267
24 105304X
25 123713X
26 110452X
27 130968X428
28 19111016
29 131491
30 157722
31 129963
32 153535
33 137266
34 STD533717
35 133835
36 131494
37 19131316
40 STD541437
44 140088
45 STD624003
46 137729
48 133944
49 155066
50 131340
51 STD541410
52 139888
53 131845
54 133943
55 155046
56 165723
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MowerHousing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
RetainerSpring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x t.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, BalI, Mandral
Stripper,Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut,Crownlock5/16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield,Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod,Hinge
ScrewThdroIRollingWshHd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley,Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Ranged
Bolt
Fastner, ChristmasTree
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut,Crownlock3/8-16UNC
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollerAssembly,CamFoUower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grede 5
Locknut
Bolt,Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardenod
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
PART
NO.
59 141043
67 149846
68 144959
92 STD841437
101 136420
102 71161010
103 19061216
104 STD551110
105 160793
106 2029J
111 155197
112 155198
113 t 7060512
114 73510500
115 72110504
116 4896H
117 165746
118 73930600
119 19121414
121 143723
128 153390
129 19131312
130 STD523710
131 STD533710
142 165890
143 157109
144 158634
145 165888
146 165891
147 131335
148 169022
149 165896
150 19091216
151 169670
162 169676
153 169674
154169675
155 169671
156 169672
157 169669
158 17720410
159 S'rD533717
-- 130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
KnobCustom Oval
V-BOlt
Locknut,Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC
Cover Mulching42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
LatchAsm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5116-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Cardage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 1(I Ga.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm SpringBrake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carraige Idler
SpringExtension
SpringReturn Idler
Retainer SpringYellowZlnc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
CalVe Clutch 42"
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
SpringRetainer
Spdng Retention Lever
Spacer
ROdClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc 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: Allcomponentdimensionsgivenin U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
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HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
\
5O
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.270921
HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510
I_EYP/_fl"
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
I_-YPART
NO. NO.
DESCRIFIX)N
Main Housing,Assembly
SideHouaing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashplate,TrunionMaohined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
HexFlangeScrawl/4-20Xl.25
Stud, 5/16.24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring-Retaining
Spacer
Ring-Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Bn:j 17ram Id X 40ram Od X
12mm
Hex Flange Head Screw 5/16,
24X0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm,Contrel
Bearing, 30x52x13Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear- Pinion, 13t
10V48tGear
Gear, 10tJackshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Beadng .75 X 1.575 X
.625
SteevsBeadng(Outboard)
.76x1.750x.625
Washer, 314 IdX 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,
LH.)
MitarGear(Splined)
MitarGear 15( (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, SpiralRetalning
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spdng, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Fdtar
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 Extemal
Seal, Up .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
RetatningRing
Beadng, Center Block
Spdng-HelicalComprassion
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
59
60
61
62
63
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
116
119
120
121
170434
170435
170436
170437
170438
1704,39
170440
170441
122 170442
123 170443
124170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
DESCRIPTION
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
Am_, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5116-24
Cotter Pin 3i32 X 3/4
Compression SpringBrake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .6 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5116-24 FrictionPack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical Comp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/16,24Unjf(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316xl.50x.1046
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, ExpansionTank
ExpansionTank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, inner Wedge
SpringClip - HousingThrust
Deflector
Washer, MotorShaft
.71idx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield, Vent
Bracket. Support Expansion Ta
SiliconSponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
FilterAssembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
TransaxleComplete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. incl
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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307
197
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447
306A
307_L
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433_
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
802
513
783
y
697
803
797
544
801
358 GASKET
177_
163_
51A_
634 _
7,
9 O
7A
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
9
10
10A
11
12
27803
690334
690366
280225
273390
271188
271189
13
15
16
19
20
23
24
25
27
28
28
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
491180
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
499284
499186
499187
691299
498319
498320
29
29
32
33
498314
498541
691133
390420
34
35
36
40
41
42
45
46
47
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
75
78
91
95
691302
65906
26828
221596
292260
494553
261368
691161
393415
498542
213290
271412
270884
6g0321
93208
691438
225137
691134
693483
690718
26
DESCRIPTION
NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
KEY
NO.
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
"/r Seal-Oil
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder#1
Head-Cylinder#2
,k• Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
,it• Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Breather Assembly
(Cylinder #1)
-k• Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Scraw (Breather Cover)
Tuhe-Braather
-k Gasket-Crankcase
(.015" Thick, Std.)
_ Gasket-Crankcase
(,005" Thick)
_ Gasket-Crankcase
(.009" Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-OilDrain
Crankshaft
Bushing
_r Seal-Oil
Flywheel
Key-Flyv/neel
PistonAssembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010"O,S.)
Piston Assembly (,020"O.S,)
Piston Assembly (,030"O.S,)
Ring Set, Piston (Standard)
Ring Set, Piston (.01O"O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.020"O.S.)
Ring Set, Piston (.030"O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly-Piston
(.005" O.S.)
Rod.Connecting(Standard)
Rod-Connecting(,020 U,S.)
Screw (ConnectingRod)
Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):
494553 Keaper-Valve
(Ref. No. 42))
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve(Intake)
Spring-Valve(Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Short Block
Manifold-Intake
-_• Gasket-Intake
-/r• Gasket-intake
Screw (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Scraen-Rotating
Washer(Flywheel)
Screw(Flywheel Fan)
BodyAssembly-Upper
Screw (ThrottleValve)
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
177
187
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
215
219
220
222
227
235
240
244
258
267
278
297
304
305
306
306A
PART
NO.
693485
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
281411
693479
693504
693512
94196
6935(_
691401
271411
271170
499167
690364
690570
280997
690322
691273
261563
693985
690481
394348
690412
491282
491297
224995
394358
230318
94930
690316
691366
94289
691390
69G960
6904141
690435
RPM Settings:
"k
•
•
+
DESCRIPTION
Shaft-Throftle
Kit-Idle Speed
• Gasket-Carburetor Body
• Pin-FloatHinge
• Valve.Float Needle
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Carburetor Kit
Spacer
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Flcat-Carbumtor
Key-T=ming
Jet-Pilot
Base-Air Cleaner
_r Gasket-AirCleaner
Seal-O-Ring
Une-Fuel (Cut to Length)
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-MechanicalGovernor
Crank-Bell
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spitng-Govemor
Spring-Governor
Link-Throttle
Guile-Air
Gear-Governor
Washer-Thrust
(Governor Gear)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Shield-Fuel Spray
Rlter-Fuel
Connector-Hose(Pulse Line)
Screw (EngineSump)
Screw (CasingClamp)
Washer (Govemor Lever)
Nut-Wing (Air FilterRetainer)
Housing-Blower
Screw (BlowerHousing)
Shield-Cylinder
Shieil-Cylinder
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358."
Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.
Included in Value Overhaul Kit,
Ref Number 1095.
Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KEY
PART
NO.
NO,
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
383
386
391
392
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
513
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
94930
497596
690323
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
495868
89838
693490
693487
693491
690442
691100
94823
693492
693489
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
94882
393474
93621
497606
398003
691385
690823
690423
272490
497603
690553
690552
690311
569
572
573
592
601
615
615A
616
634
634A
635
637
643
689
697
725
726
741
783
789
797
272645
690415
690764
92278
g5162
690328
690317
491530
690657
271013
66538
693510
496700
690555
93585
280866
391362
691285
693059
695050
94010
DESCRIPTION
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armaturo)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark Plug
0+ Gasket-Pump
Bedy-Pump
O1-Spring-PumpDiaphragm
Washer (Governor Crank)
Screw (AirCleaner Base)
Screw (AirCleaner Cover)
O+ Cap-Spring
O+ Diaphragm-FuelPump
Cover-Diaphragm
Screw (DiaphragmCover)
Bracket-Oil Fill
Filter-Air
Screw (AirGuide Cover)
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
Alternator
Screw(Alternator)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Tube-OilFlU
Clamp-Tube
Filter-Air
Armature-Starter
Bushing (Governor Crank)
Bushing (GovemorCrank)
Bolt-Carriage
(Governor Lever)
_r Gasket-Base
Cover-Breather(Cylinder #2)
Plate-Back
Nut (Governor Lever)
Clamp-Hose
Retainer (GovernorCrank)
• Retainer-GovemorShaft
Crank-Governor
._ SeaI-Govemor Shaft
Washer-Foam
Boot-Spark Plug
Washer-Seal
Retainer-AirFilter
Spdng-Fdction
Screw (DriveCap)
Shield-Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-Timing
Gear-Starter
W]dng Harness
Nut (StarterTerminal)
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
797A
801
802
803
807
822
847
851
859
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
693167
394860
497607
691427
693511
693497
495715
493880
693488
693502
691196
691197
497656
273312
261463
262924
261961
231218
393456
495901
393815
877
881
918
934
955
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
1137
1138
----
Nut(Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Spacer
Washer-Seal (ThrottleShaft)
Dipstick/TubeAssembly
Terminal-Cable
O_- Diaphragm-FuelPump
Kit-FuelPump
Cover-AirGuide
Cover-AirGuide
Seal-Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve (Intake)
Seat-Valve (Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide(Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide(Intake)
Wire-Alternator
Plate-Cover
Hoss-Vacuum
(Cylinder.To-ImpulsePump)
(Cut to Length)
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Plug-Carburetor
691207
Cover-AirCleaner
690720
Screw
(Upper Bedy ToLower Bedy)
498157
Fan-Flywheel
691247
Retainer-Fan
496726
Label Kit
694979
Label Kit-Emission
263080
Ring-Retaining
273688
Owr',efs Manual
280860
_r Seal-O-Ring
497605
Retainer-Brush
498047
Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul
691104
Screw (Cover Plata)
690353
Screw (OilSlinger)
690329
Screw
(Governor, ControlRed)
690390
Washer
(Governor, ControlRed)
6903,30
Nut (Governor, ControlRod)
445777-0027-E1 Replacement Engine
RPM Settings:
.k
•
•
+
DESCRIPTION
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358,
Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.
Included in Value Overhaul Kit,
Ref Number 1095.
Included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven In U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 rom
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greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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