Craftsman 917.256810 Owner`s manual

SE_/A/ S
®
MODEL NUMBER 917.256810
OWNER'S MANUAL
e Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustments
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow
all safety
rules and instructions
before
operating
this equipment.
FOR CONSUMER ASSISTANCE HOT LINE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1_800-659-5917
SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
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
III. CHILDREN
Read, understand, and fellow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starling
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with tile
instructions, to operate the machine
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing Stop
machine it anyone enters the area
Never carry passengers
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary Always
look down and behind before and while backing
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place.
Slow down before turning
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting
Turn off blades when not mowing
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.
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
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children
•
IV° SERVICE
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
•
II.
SLOPE OPERATION
•
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control
and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death_
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
Mow up and down slopes, not across
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles
Use slow speed Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments_
Tirese can change the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slowand 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
•
•
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 arrd bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good condition
Never tamper with safety devices
Check their proper
operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up
Clean oil or fuel spillage
Allow machine to cool before
storing
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object
Repair, if necessary, before restarting
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running
Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary
Mower blades are sharp and can cuL Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them
Check brake operation frequently
Adjust and service as
required
&
&
DO NOT:
•
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation
Never allow children to operate the machine
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision
Do net turnon slopes unless necessary, and then, turnslowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-ells, 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_
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
wire and place wire where it cannot contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects,
or other
reproductive
harm,
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance,
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized
Service CentedDeparfment
We have competent, welltrained 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"
MODEL
NUMBER
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
15 5
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
125 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
30 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: 030")
CHAMPION RJ19LM
STD 361458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
REVERSE:
917256810
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATEOFPURCHASE
THEMODELANDSERIALNUMBERSWILLBEFOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT_
YOUSHOULDRECORDBOTHSERIALNUMBERAND
DATE OFPURCHASEANDKEEPINASAFEPLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMER
is available on this prodstore for details
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
SYSTEM:
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
!4PSI
12 PSI
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
MIN CCA:
CASE StZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT LBS
RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining,
caring for and
using your tractor
Follow the instructions
under "Customer
Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual
WARNING:
This tractor
is equipped
with an internal
combustion
engine and should not be used on or near any
unimproved
forest-covered,
brush-covered
or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
10
13
2 1
3!
40
5 1
16
TIRE PRESSURE:
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
uct Contact your nearest Sears
005" - 007"
009" - 011"
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190
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(if any) If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator
In the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code),
Other states may have similar laws, Federal laws apply on
federal lands A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center/
Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual)
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
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 paris found to be defective in material
or workmanship
This Warranty does not cover:
Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accidenl or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER
AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT TO YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER
(IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE
AFTER 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY ) THIS WARRANTY
APPLIES ONLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO , D/817 WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 15-19
WARRANTY ....................................................................
3
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................................... 5
ASSEMBLY .................................................................
7-9
OPERATION ............... :............................................ 10-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ......................................
15
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 20-25
STORAGE ...................................................................
26
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................
27-28
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 30-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE .................................... 48-53
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................ BACK COVER
nNDEX
A
Accessories
...................
Adjustments:
Brake ........................................
Carburetor
........................
Mower
Front-To-Back ..............
Side-To-Side ..................
Throttle Control Cable
...............
Air Filter, Engine .................................
Air Screen, Engine ............................
Assembly
.............................
E
6
22
25
21
21
24
18
18
7-9
B
Battery:
Charging ..................................
9
Cleaning
....................................... 17
Leve_s ................................................ 17
Starting with Weak Battery
..... 23
Storage
......................................26
Terminals ...................................... 17
Belt:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacemenl
......
22
Mower Blade(s)
Removal/Replacement
.............22
Blade:
Sharpening
.....................
16
Replacement
............................. 16
Brake Adjustment
.................
22
C
Carburetor Adjustment ...................
25
Corrtrols, Tractor ..............................
11
Customer Responsibilities
.................15-19
Engine:
Air Filter ....................................... 18
Air Screen, Engine .......................18
Cooling Fins, Engine ......
18
Engine Oil ........................
17
Fuel Filter ........................
19
Spark Plug{s) .............................. 19
Tractor:
Battery .............................
17
Blade ............................
16
Lubrication Chart ...................... 15
Maintenance Schedule .......... 15
Tire Care ............................. 9,16,23
Transaxle ...................................... 17
Cutting Height Mower ....................
12
O
Electrical:
Interlocks and Relays ...................... 24
Schematic .............................................
29
Wiring Diagram ................................ 30
Engine:
Air Filter
...................................
18
Air Screen
.................................... 18
Cooling Fins, Engine ...................... 18
Oil Change ...................................... 17
Oil Level ..................................... 13,17
Oil Type ......................................... 17
Preparation ..................................... 13
Repair Paris ..................................48-53
Starting
............................
14
Storage
...................................... 26
F
Filter:
Air Filter
..................................
Fuel
.................................
Fuel:
Type ........................................
Storage
.................................
Fuse .......................................
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ........ 13,17
Engine .............................................. 17
Storage ......................................
26
Operation ........................................... 10-14
Operating Mower ..................................... 13
Options:
Accessodes .................................
5
Spark Attester ........................... 3,40
p
_
Parking Brake ................................
11-12
Parts Bag ........................................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair
......... 30-47
Product Specifications .............................. 3
18
19
R
Repair Parts .......................
13
26
24
Safety Rules .........................................
Seat ...................................................
H
Hood Removal/Installation ................ 24
L
Leveling Mower Deck ..............................21
Lubrication:
Chart .....................................
15
M
Maintenance Schedule ...........................15
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ..............21
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............... 21
Blade Sharpening ......................... 16
Blade Replacement ....................... 16
Cutting Height .......................................
12
Installation ......................................... 20
Operation ........................................ 13
Removal .......................................... 20
Mowing Tips .......................................... 14
Mulfler ..............................................
19
Spark Arrestor .............................. 3,40
:,,
30-47
S
2
8
Servicg arrd Adjustments ..................20-25
Carburetor ...............................
25
Fuse ............................................
24
Hood Removal/Installation
........ 24
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
............ 22
Mower Belt(s)
Removal/Replacement
.......... 22
Mower Adjustment
Front-to-Back .................................
21
Side-to-Side ............................ 21
Mower Removal ............................ 20
Tire Care ................................. 9,16,23
Slope Guide Sheet ....................................55
Spark Plug(s ) ...................................
19
Specifications
.......................................
3
Starting the Engine .............................13-14
Steering Wheel ................................... 7,23
Stopping the Tractor ....................................
12
Storage ............................... t........................
26
T
Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ...... 25
Tires .........................................
9,16,23
Trouble Shooting Chart .................. 27-28
Transaxle
....................................................
17
W
4
Warranty ...............................................
3
Wiring Diagram ..................................... 30
Wiring Schematic ...........................................
29
ACCESSORIES
AND ATTACH
ENTS
These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers wllen the tractor was purchased
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number o! your tractor
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor
you This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no tonger
accessories
and attachments that are available for your
Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches
attaching and detaching
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor,
or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn Tapered 2 5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in
Steel weight tray for increased penetration
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, neater looking lawn Two Permanex containers hold
30-gallon plastic bags
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage
CARTS make hauling easy
Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots
36-inch swath
24
hardened steel coring tips 150 tb capacity weight tray
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain
SNOW BLADE forsnow removal only. 14-inch high, 48-inch wide
blade clears 42-inch path when angled lefl or right Raises, lowers
with side lever Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible scraper
bar (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight)
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow
Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement
Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight )
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying Wand
has adjustable spray pattern
For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers
SPREADER/SEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed ki!ling easy Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers,
carts or other heavy attachments)
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of"scalping" on uneven terrain For mower decks not so
equipped
MULCH RAKEJDETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup Twenty spring tine
teeth Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTION
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper Mounts behind tractor
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible
mowers
See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual
SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor Simply hook up to the tractor
drawbar and go]
Optional
accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hilling
without tools
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer
Optional accessories
include;
tinted/
tempered solid satety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck
Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameterwafer-tightdrumholdsupto3901bs
e/weight Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum
VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves
Optional wand attachment
to pick up debris in hardqo-reach
places VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications
Uses (1) 55 Ib weight
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials
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CONTENTS
Parts Bag contents
shown
OF HARDWARE
Parts packed
full size
PACK
separately
in carton
m
m
m
m
m
(2) Sheet
O
Seat
Screws
Metal
#10-16 x 1/2
Steering
Boot
Eli
(1) Locknut 3/8-24
(1) 2-3/8" Diameter Washer
4_
_ j_/
Steering
Wheel
(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
Video
Cassette
(:1) Hex Bolt 1/2-13 x 1
Manual
Parts
(1) Lock Washer
Parts Bag
bag contents
not shown
full
size
1/2
/
,/
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Steering Wheel
Adapter
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
Steering
Wheel
Insert
Bushing
Steering
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
©
(2) Lock Washers
1/4
(2) Keys
(2) Washers
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Slope Sheet
6
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ASSEMBLY
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
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier
wrench sizes are tisted
Standard
___
J
(1) 5/16" wrench
(1) 9/16" wrench
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Tire pressure gauge
(1) 1/2" wrench
Utility knife
\
j(
/
3/8-24 REX LOCKNUT
LARGE FLAT
INSERT
_
WASHER
w/'_
STEERING
WHEEL
(1) 3/4" wrench
When right and teft hand are mentioned in this manuat, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel)
STEERING
WHEEL
ADAPTER
"
""_..._/
STEERING
_
i!
_
BUSHING
SCREW
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
STEERING
UNPACK
,_I_'_
TARS
CARTON
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6).
STEERING
SHAFT
Cut along lines on carton, from top to bottom, all four
corners of carton and lay panels flaL
('
ATTACH
.
ROLLING
STEERING
TRACTOR
WHEEL
II HOLE
OFF
(See Fig. 1)
Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft
Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash
line up with steering bushing
Install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely
FIG, 1
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location
and function
of controls)
Position steering boot over steering shaft
Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure
Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to
its highest position
Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering sllaft
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward_
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter
°
Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 focknut and
tighten securely
.
' //_
-- _.V TAB
POSITION)
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove
BEFORE
SKID
/
Snap steering
wheel.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal
Place gearshift lever in neutral IN) position
Roll tractor backwards off skid
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor
wheel insert into center of steering
Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill
IMPORTANT:CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID
7
EMBLY
CONNECT
A
BA'FrERY
(See Figs.
2 and 3)
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals.
Before connecting
battery, remove metal bracelets,
wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must
first to prevent sparking
tal grounding=
SEAT_"
PAN
be connected
from acciden-
Remove cardboard packing from seat pan and lift seat
pan to raised position
BOX DOOR
Open battery box door
o
Remove terminal protective caps and discard
o
if this battery is put into service after month and year
indicated on label (label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt, fiat washer, lock washer and hex nut as
shown_ Tighten securely
•
FIG. 3
Connect BLACK grounding cabte to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt. flat washer, lock washer
and hex nut Tighten securely
INSTALL
Open battery box door for:
for' secure connections
(to tighten hard-
Inspection for corrosion
.
Testing battery,
Jumping (if required),
Periodic charging
POSITIVE
(RED) CABLE
(See Fig. 4)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt,
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan
Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolt
Assemble adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer
loosely Do not tighten
°
Tighten shoulder bolt securely
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clbtch/brake pedal allthe way down
(See Fig 8)
°
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position
o
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely
Close battery box door.
Inspection
ware)
SEAT
D|SCARO
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
CAPS
SEAT
SEAT PAN
SHOULDER
BOLT
X
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
i_!:
LOCK WASHER
FIG. 4
NEGATIVE
(BLACK) CABLE
FIG. 2
8
ASSEMBLY
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
,/CHECKLIST
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THEBESTPERFORMANCEANDSATISFACTIONFROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
CHECK
DECK
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled.
See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual,
CHECK
BELTS
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
OF
ALL
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
,/
All assembly instructions have been completed
,/
No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/
Battery is properly prepared and charged_
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)
v'
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers
,/
Check wiring See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see
that the brake is properly adjusted
See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECKLIST
(Minimum
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLL OWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS_
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Engine oil is at proper level
¢
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline
Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine
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9
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
OPERATmON
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the producL Learn and understand their meaning.
{,
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
LIGHTS OFF
G
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
UNLOCKED
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
L
REVERSE
MOWER LIFT
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
HIGH
LOW
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
PARKING BRAKE
IGNITION
HYDROSTATIC FREE WHEEL
(Hydro Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
10
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
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IGNITION
SWITCH
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
AMMETER
Save
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
LIGHT
SWITCH
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
THROTTL_CROKE
CONTROL
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
MOWER DECK
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT POSITIONS
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PARKING
BRAKE
LEVER
FIG. 5
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute
AMMETER:
battery,
Indicates charging
(+) or discharging
(..) of
GEARSHIFT
tractor
LEVER:
Selects the speed and direction of
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.
LIGHT SWITCH:
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position
Turns the headlights on and off+
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL:
controlling engine speed
Used for starting and
IGNITION SWITCH:
engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position
Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the
11
Used for starting and stopping the
OPERATM
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage, Always wear safety glasses or' eye shields while
operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repair soWe recommend a wide
vision safety mask over the spectacles or' standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET
PARKING
BRAKE
NOTE: Undercertain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor' on grass areas
(See Fig. 6)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch
When engine is running, any attempt by the
operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal Pedalshould
remain in "BRAKE" position Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
I&
TO USE THROTTLE
TO MOVE FORWARD
(See Fig. 6)
PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
(See Fig. 6)
AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
gearshift lever.
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in neutral (N) position
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
•
_-
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
LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor' completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's
position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
Move gearshift lever to desired
position
•
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movemenL
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
"DRIVE" POSITION
FIG. 6
TO
ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
(See Fig. 5)
STOPPING
(See Fig. 6)
MOWER BLADES Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position.
GROUND DRIVE Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
Move gearshift lever to neutra! (N) position
ENGINE Move throttle control to slow (,,€_.) position.
The position of the attachment lift lever determines the
cutting height
Grasp lift lever
Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
pos_lion
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4" The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months
For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in
height should be mowed twice
Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired heighL
NOTE:
Failure to move throttle control to slow (-_t)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use
Never use choke to stop engine,
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OPERATION
TO OPERATE
MOWER
(See
Fig. 7)
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal
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.
,
TO TRANSPORT
Select desired height of cut,
o
Start mower blades by engaging attachment
control
Make all turns slowly
Raise attachment
ment lift control
clutch
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
lift to highest position with attach-
o
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
lever is in neutral (N) position
"
Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH,
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on atruckor atrailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured totractor Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc )
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place.
BEFORE
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
CHECK
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
STARTING
ENGINE
OIL
THE ENGINE
LEVEL
(See Fig. 12)
ATTACHMENT
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil
HIGH POSITION
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground
•
LOW
POSITION
Remove oil fil! 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 slTould change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)
•
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank
Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life) Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW32°F(0"C),USEFRESH
CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING
DISCHARGE
GUARD
FIG. 7
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
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 irfformation
Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur
I
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
do not drive across any slope.
I
I
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 necessa; y, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake
CAUTION:
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck., Do not overfill. Wipeoff any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you ilave
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement,
13
I
OPERATION
TO START
ENGINE
MOWING
(See Fig. 6)
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
Depress clutch/brake
TIPS
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to tractor
pedal and set parking brake_
Mower should be properly leveled for
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER
the Service and Adjustments section of
The left hand side of mower should be
ming
best mowing
HOUSING" in
this manual
used for trim-
Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position
o
Move throttle control to choke (N)
•
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting_
°
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etc After one ortwo rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig_ 8 )
•
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
position,
Note: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
procedures below
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, move throttle control to fast (,_)
position, wait a few minutes and try again, If engine still
does net start, move the throttle control back to the
choke (N) position and retry,
WARM WEATHER STARTING
(50 ° F and above)
W hen engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast
(.€_,)position
The attachments and ground drive can now be used If
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
COLD WEATHER
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.
STARTING ( 50 ° F and below)
When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle
control in the choke (J\l) position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control to fast (,_) position
This may require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes, depending on the
temperature
The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period.
o
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used
f
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may
need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO
ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual
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FIG. 8
14
CUSTOMER
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
UTnES
___n_
F
ILL,N
AS
YOUOATES
COMPLETE
REGULARSERVICE
!SPONSI
d_
/__,,_SERVIOE
Check BrakeOperation
CheckTire Pressure
v'
Check for Loose Fasteners
v'
DATES
J
V'7
R
Sharpen/ReplaceMower Blades
_4
_
Lubrication Chart
v'
T
0
Check Battery Level/Recharge
Clean Batteryand Terminals
v'
a
Check TransaxleCooling
e"
V'
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Check Engine Oil Level
V'
e"
Change Engine Oil
Clean Air Filter
E
N
ie
Clean Air Screen
Inspect Muffler/SparkArrester
I
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
a
V'
e"2
v' v'
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
E
Replace Spark Plug
ReplaceAir Filter Paper Cartridge
v'
Replace Fue! Filter
1 - Change more DiVertwhen operating under a heavy load or in high ambient lemperalures
2 - Service more often when operaling in dirty or dusly conditions
3 - If equipped wilh oil lilter, change oil every 50 hours
4 _ Repiace blades mole ellen wben mowing in sandy soil
GENERAL
5 - II equipped with ,qdjustab_e syslem
6 - NOl required il equipl}ed wilh ma#_lenance4ree ballefy
7 - Tighlen Iron axle pivot boll !o 35 It qbs maximum
Do not overlighte_
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
CHART
@
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence
To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manual
IZERK(_)
(_) FRONT WHEE
BEARING ZERK
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor_
'FRONT WHEEL(_)
BEARING ZERK
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season
ENGINE(_
Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear, A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer
BEFORE
EACH
O
CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
USE
Check engine oil level
Check brake operation
(_) SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
Check tire pressure
Check for loose fasteners
(_ GENERAL
PURPOSE GREASE
(_) REFER TO CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE
THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL
NYLON BEARINGS
VISCOUS
LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT
DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
tF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED.
USE ONLY A DRY. POWDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY
15
CUSTOM
ESPONSIBILMTIES
TRACTOR
BLADE
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance
BRAKE
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual)
TRAILING
EDGE
FLAT WASHER
TIRES
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual)
HEX BOLT
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
(GRADE
*A GRADE 8 NEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD_
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE
,,
FIG. 9
CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp
place bent or damaged blades
BLADE
B)* _[t
REMOVAL
Re-
TO SHARPEN
(See Fig. 10)
BLADE
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
(See Fig. 9)
Raise rnower to highest position to allow access to
blades
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing
blade
•
To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone balance r. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer).
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown
Slide blade on to an unth readed 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
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are noL
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft Lbs torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLTISGRADE8HEATTREATED
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you
do, be sure the blade is balanced_
CENTER
HOLE
/
/
/ J/
BLADE
5/8"BOLToR
FIG. 10
16
CUSTOMER
RESPONSmBULITIES
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil
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.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year
Keep battery bolts tight
Keep small vent holes open,
,,
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation, Tighten oil fill
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level
Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power
TO CHANGE ENGINE OiL (See Figs 11 and 12)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change
All oil must meet API service classification SF or SG,
Open battery box door
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor
"
Be sure tractor is on level surface
Oil will drain more freely when warm
Catch oil in a suitable container
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT
Assembly section of this manual).
Remove drain plug
BATTERY" in tile
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary_ Tile belts are not
adjustable Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear
TRANSAXLE
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level, Be
sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate
reading, Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling
CAP/DIPSTICK
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG. Select the oir s SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature
SAE VISCOSITY
• OIL DRAIN
PLUG
GRADES
FIG. 12
°F
°C
*20_
-30_
-20°
TEMPERATURE
0"
30"
32_ 40°
-10 _
0"
RANGE ANTICIPATED
60°
_0_
BEFORE
80_
100"
20_
30_
40_
NEXT OIL CHANGE
FIG. 11
17
CUSTOMER
AIR FILTER
RESPONSIBJLITmES
(See Fig. 13)
CLEAN
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter
Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season Service paper cartridge every 100
hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first
(See Fig. 14)
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent
engine damage from over heating Clean with a wire brush
or compressed air to remove dirt and stubtsorn dried gum
fibers
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions_
ENGINE
Remove knob(s) and cover
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
COOLING
FINS
(See Fig. 14)
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating,
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge
Wash it in liquid detergent and water
o
Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
and dipstick tube assembly off engine.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth
Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt.
Saturate it in engine oil Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins
If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner
To reassemble, reverse above procedure
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s)
SCREWS
BLOWER
HOUSING
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
SCREWS
Remove cartridge nut
.
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from errtering carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor
Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface, If very
dirty or damaged, replace cartridge
DIPSTICK
TUBE
ASSEMBLY
Reinstall cartridge, nut, 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 DETERIORATION OF
THE CARTRIDGE
DO NOTOIL CARTRIDGE
DO NOT
USE PRESSURIZED
.AIR TO CLEAN
OR DRY
CARTRIDGE
AIR SCREEN
COOLING
FIG. 14
COVER
pj
CARTRIDGE
NUT
_PAPER
r O . LEANER
ENGINE
CARTR,OGE
FIG. 13
18
FINS
CUSTOMER
RESPONSmBIL TIES
MUFFLER
CLAMP
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage
SPARK
PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
FUEL
FILTER
(See Fig. '15)
FIG. 15
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
CLEANING
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections
.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc of all foreign
matter,
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor,
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrica! system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life
Immediately wire up any spilled gasoline
19
ADJUSTMENTS
SERVICE
CAUTION:
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
o
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
•
o
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position,
°
•
o
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
TRACTOR
CLUTCH
LEVER
CLUTCH
TO REMOVE
MOWER
(See Fig. 16)
SPRING
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor_
=
o
Roll belt off engine pulley,
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer' spring.
o
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket
removing retainer spring_
°
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
by
SPRINGS
• (SOTHSIDES
°
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs_
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms_ Slide mower
out from under tractor
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR,
REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS
TO INSTALL
MOWER
RETAINER
SPRING
ANTI-SWAYBAR
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES
FIG. 16
(See Fig. 16)
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
•
o
ENGINE
SUSPENSION
ARMS
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position,
Lower lift lever to its lowest position,
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions,
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SERVmCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
(See Figs 19 and 20)
IMPORTANT:
DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE
IF
THE FOLLOWING
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IS
NECESSARY,
BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY
SO MOWER
WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway,
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual)
If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
(See Figs. 17 and 18)
Raise mower to its highest position
o
At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground Distance"A"on
both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"
of each other
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.
•
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side,
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8"
•
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"
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
if adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only
•
Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F"from trunnion on
both front links Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUNDED
Recheck side-to-side adjustment
FIG. 17
FIG. 19
SUSPENSION
ARM
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
NUT
FIG. 18
NUT"F"_
FRONT LINKS
21
_
NUT"E"
TRUNNION
FIG. 20
SERVICE AN
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 21)
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
ADJUSTMENTS
BELT
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"
The mower' blade drive belt may be replaced without tools,
Palk the tractor on level surface, Engage parking brake
BELT REMOVAL .
Remove mower' from tractor (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual),
NUT "A"
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION Install new belt in reverse order of removal
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions_
MANDREL
_(=) _
IDLER
PULLEYS
OPERATING
FIG. 22
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
(See Fig. 23)
Park the tractor on level surface Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual )
•
°
Remove upper belt keeper_
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers,
=
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley_
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure_
MPORTANT: MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
_OSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCAT(_R TABS.
MANDREL
PULLEY
FIGo 21
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 22)
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle_
ENGINE-_-PULLEY
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at hig5 speed in highest gear', then brake must be adjusted
.
°
CLUTCHING
IDLER
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake,
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod
LOCATOR
.---..-
STATIONARY
IDLER
If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam
nut against nut "A"
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
maintenarice is necessary, Contact your nearest authorized service center.
TRANSAXLE
PULLEY
22
FIG. 23
SERVmCE AND ADJ
TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
TO START ENGINE
See Fig. 25)
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
whenwheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual
FRONT WHEEL
TOE-IN/CAMBER
WHEEL
FOR
BATTERY
If your battery is too weal< to start the engine, it should be
recharged
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPEDWITH
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
REPAIRS
(See Fig. 24)
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose),
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
Repair tire and reassemble.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle, Insert square key,
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove
o
WITH A WEAK
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your unit. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service
center.
TO REMOVE
;TMENTS
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 !he BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from rue! tank and battery
Replace axle cover
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER -
•
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery
RED cable last from both batteries
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
NEGATIVE
POSITIVE TERI_IlNAL
TERMINAL
I
AXLE COVER
_SQUARE
KEY
(REAR WHEEL
ONLY)
FIG. 24
CHARGED
BATTERY
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
FIG. 25
23
TERMINAL
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
ENGINE
BULB
Raise hood
TO
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill
,
AND RELAYS
TO REMOVE
FUSE
HOOD
AND
GRILL
CABLE
With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from slow (,_.) to choke (iX) position. Slowly move
ever from choke (1'-,I)
to fast (,f_,) post on
Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole
in governor plate line-up If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely
Check wiring See electrical wiring diagram in Repair
Parts section of this manual
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
CONTROL
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:
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting
TO REPLACE
THROTTLE
(See Fig. 27)
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill
Close hood
INTERLOCKS
ADJUST
GOVERNOR
CONTROLLEVER
The
GOVERNOR
CONTROLPLATE
ASSEMBLY
(See Fig. 26)
Raise hood
Unsnap headlight wire connector
\
Stand in front of tractor Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward
engine and lift off of tractor_
To replace, reverse above procedure
HOLES"A"
HOOD
CLAMP
SCREW
FIG. 27
HEADLIGHT
WIRE
CONNECTOR
FIG. 26
24
THROTTLE
CABLE
SERVUCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
ACCELERATION
(See Fig. 28)
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, However, minor adjustme nt may be required to compensate for diffe rences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load, If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
Move throttle control lever from slow (,,_) to
position
If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle
valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn Repeat
continue to adjust, if necessary,
until engine
ates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory
damage may result
In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/
air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR
MAY RESULT
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT
PRELIMINARY
o
TEST -
adjusted
fast (,1_,)
mixture
test and
acceler-
Do not adjust
-
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER
WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED
OVERSPEEDINGTHEENGINEABOVE
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
VALVE
AND
IF SCREW iS
SETTING -
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments
Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above)
TRROTTLE
IDLE SPEED
LEVER _
SCREW
•
With engine off turn idle mixture valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 full turn,
FINAL SETTING Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position
Move throttle control lever to slow (_)
position With
finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed
screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM
While still holding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn idle mixture valve in clockwise) until eng ne begins to d e and then turn out (counterclockwise)
' until engine runs rough Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions Release throttle lever,
FIG. 28
25
STORAGE
ENGINE
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
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 DURING
STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE
INDICATES
THAT ALCOHOL
BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED
GASOHOL
OR USING ETHANOL
OR
METHANOL)
CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE
WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION
AND FORMATION
OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE
THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STOF_AGE
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark.
Allow the engine to cool
before sto_ing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Drain the fuel tank
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
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
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual)
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual)
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage, Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage
container Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer,
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened Inspect moving parts fordarnage, breakage
and wear Replace if necessary
ENGINE
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil
(See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual)
BATTERY
Fully charge the battery for storage
CYLINDERS
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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)
•
Remove spark plug(s)
•
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug h01e(s) into
cylinder(s),
Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds
to distribute oil,
Replace with new spark plug(s)
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals
OTHER
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached
o
Do not store gasoline from one season to another
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces
•
Replace your gas61ine 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 youl tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM
26
TROUBLESHOO'[1NG
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not stal't
1
Out of fuel
2
3
4
5
6
7
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded
Bad spark plug
Dtdy air filter
Dtrty fuel filter
Water in fuel
8
9
Loose or damaged widng
Carburetor out of adjustment
10
Hard to start
POINTS
CORRECTION
properly
1
Fill fuel tank
2
3
4
5
6
7
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section
Wait several minutes before attempting to start
Replace spark plug
Clean/replace air filter
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter
Check all wiring
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section
8
9
Engine valves out of adjustment
10
Contact an authorized
service center/department
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Dtrty air filter
Bad spark plug
Weak or dead battery
Dirty fuel filter
Stale or dirty fuel
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Clean/replace air tilter
Replace spark plug
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline
Check a!t wiring
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
seclion
8
Engine valves out of adjustment
8
Contact an authorized
1
2
3
4
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed
Attachment clutch is engaged
Weak or dead battery
Blown fuse
1
2
3
4
Depress clutch/brake pedal
Disengage attachment clutch
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuse
5
6
7
8
9
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring
Faulty ignition switch
Faugy solenoid or starter
Faulty operator presence switch(es)
5
6
7
8
9
Clean battery terminals
Check all wiring
Checldreplace ignition switch
Chectdreplace solenoid or starter
Contact an authorized service center/department
Engine clicks but will not
start
1
2
3
4
Weak or dead battery
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring
Faulty solenoid or starter
1
2
3
4
Recharge or replace battery
Clean battery terminals
Check all wiring
Check/replace solenoid or starter
Loss of power
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Cutting too much grass/too fast
Throttle in "CHOKE" position
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower
Dirty air filter
Low oil level/didy oil
Faulty spark plug
Dtrty fuel filter
Stale or dirty fuel
Water in fuel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce
speed
Adjust throttle control
Clean underside el mower housing
Clean/replace air filter
Check oil level/cllange oil
Clean and regap or change spark plug
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and relilt with fresh gasoline
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
Engine will not turn over
Excessive
vibration
service center/department
10
11
!2
13
14
Spark plug wireloose
Dirty engine air screen/fins
Dirty/clogged muffler
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment
10
11
12
13
14
gasoline and replace fuel filter
Connect and tighten spark plug wire
Clean engine air screen/fins
Clean/replace muffler
Check all wiring
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section
15
Engine valves out of adjustment
15
Contact an autllorized
1
2
3
Worn, bent or loose blade
Bent blade mandrel
Loose/damaged part(s)
1
2
3
27
service center/depadment
Replace blade
Tighten blade bolt
Replace blade mandrel
Tighten loose part(s)
Replace damaged pads
TROU
PROBLEM
LESHOOTING
CORRECTION
CAUSE
Faulty operator-safety presence control system
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
POINTS
1
Check wiring, switches and connections.
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
Mower blades will not
rotate
1
2
3
4
5
Obstruction
Battery
will not charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
in clutch mechanism
2
3
4
Worn/damaged mower drive bett
Frozen idler pulley
Frozen blade mandrel
2
3
4
Engine speed too slow
Travel speed tee fast
Wet grass
Mower deck not level
5
6
7
8
Low/uneven tire air pressure
Worn. bent or loose blade
Buitdup of grass leaves and trash under mower
Mower drive bell worn
9
10
11
Blades improperly installed
Improper blades used
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass leaves, and trash around mandrels
Poor grass discharge
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
Worn, bent or loose blade
Mower deck not level
Suitdup of grass, eaves and trash under mower
Bent blade mandrel
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves and trash around mandrels
1
2
3
Replace blade Tighten blade bolt
Level mower deck
Clean underside of mower housing
4
5
Replace blade mandrel
Clean around mandrels
to open vent holes
1
Remove obstruction
2
3
4
Replace mower drive bett
Replace idler pulley
Replace blade mandrel
2
Place throttle control in "FAST" position
Shift to slower speed.
3
4
Allow glass to dry before mowing
Level mower deck
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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
Switch is 'OFF"
1
Turn switch "O_N_
2
3
4
5
Bulb(s) burned out
Faulty light switch
Loose or damaged wiring
Blown fuse
2
3
4
5
Replace bulb(s)
Check/replace light switch
Check wiring and connections
Replace fuse
1
2
Bad battery cell(s)
Poor cable connections
3
4
Faulty regulator (if so equipped)
Faulty alternator
1
2
3
4
Replace battery
Check!clean all connections
Replace regulator
Replace alternator
1
Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine
1
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idte for 30 seconds before stopping engine
1
28
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
SCHEMATIC
BED
BLACK
BATTERY
O'-LL>
RED
RED
FUSE 30 AMP
AMMETER
I
(_
STARTER
BLACK
I
WHITE
i
i
)G
L(
:
.......
I
I
SOLENOID
l
CLUTCH / BRAKJE
(PEDAL UP)
WHITE
SEAT SWITCH
IGNITION SWITCH
i
..,.,,E
'-;-,-F - C_J
--T--_-
BLACK
i
(NOT OCCUPIED)
,....
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, ,-Oh
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,
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BLACK
_TCH
ATT MENT CLUTCH
OFF)
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" G-ROLJNI31NGCONNECTOR
SLACK
IGNITION
UNIT
l
_
SPARK
PLUG
I
I
_!
AFTER FIRE SOLENOID
CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
26 VOLTS
AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
RED
LIGHTING
SYSTEM
NOTE
OUTPUT
DIODE
i ALTERNATOR
YOUR TRACTOR IS
5AMP
AC@_1_
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
1_
_
"
J
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM
!_
t4VOLTSACMIN
@ 3660 RPM (LIGHTS OFF}
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
IS
HEADLIGHT _
CONNECTED TO THE
I _......
_
_
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
_
¢_ Br_OWN
_--Z_
__,_
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE
',
L_'_'---'-'_'
_
_L_
_
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
I_E_A_[I_I_#
I _x
I
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
SWITCH
L---{6
IGNITION SWITCH
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
(OFF)
POSITION
CIRCUIT
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
OFF
M+G
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
ON
B+L
NOTE:
IF WIRING INSULATED
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST
START
B+ S + L
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
NON-REMOVABLE
---_-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W_RING
29
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
ELECTRICAL
22
21
70
26
40
42
36
38
39
2O
34
36
30
RE'PAUR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
7
146139
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
109238X
144940
109596X
147688
153664
STD551125
73350400
136850
4152J
4799J
146147
108824X
4207J
121305X
144921
140400
141226
140403
110712X
STD601005
140336
109553X
146057
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
121433X
153249
140422
8
9
15
16
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
49
70
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4
Washer 9/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Nut Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Tube Plastic 12"
Case Battery W/2 Holes W Btry
Clamp Nose Olive
Fastener Snap-In
Switch interlock Push-in
Washer Lock 1/4
Nut Jam Hex 1/4-20 Uric
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 30 AMP Auto Green
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign 3 Pos
Nut ignition
Cover Sw Key BIk 1 25 Text SLT
Key tgn Melded Craftsman
Switch Light BIk BIk Red
Screw Tap Hex #10-24unc X 1/2
Bracket Switch Interlock
Switch Intlk Clutch Red 4 Term
Harness Ign Lt Dash IPC Mch 95
Bolt BIk, Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Waslqer Pinned Delta
Harness Engine B&S 14 OHV
NOTE: All component dimensions give in U S inches
1 inch = 2&4 mm
31
REPAnR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
AND ENCLOSURES
3O
17
18
26
29
14
19
1
28
26
33
10
26
14
32
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
151169
140356
17490612
STD551025
146077
145208X016
7
8
9
126842X
126471X
!46760X011
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
38
STD533710
146956
146961X012
17490608
74180512
STD541431
131445X574
126938X
17521312
122933X
124479X
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
17030814
140137
124029X
109872X574
136619
145244X574
145243X574
STD533767
139886
39
139887
60 72140606
74 STD541437
100 105037X
140 150556
-5479J
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Weldment ! lga 1995
Drawbar Stretch
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Tyqt
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga
Bumper Snap-In
Saddle Silkscreen 6sp Fit Sdl
D4360
Shield Ht Hood Kehl/Dia Engine
Clip Insulator 406
Dash Silkscreened 1-Pc M WANC
Sym/EN
Bolt Carriage 3!8-16 x 1
Panel Pnt Dash Lh
Panel Slkscr Dash Rh Weldment
Screw Thdro! 3!8-16xl/2 Ty-tt
Screw Mach Trhd 5/16-18uncx3/4
Nut Keps 5/16-18 Unc
Hood Asm Pnt Weld MS-574
Bumper Hood
Screw SItd Hex Hd w/Pl Washer
Rivet Ratchet Nylon
Washer Nylon BIk 28x 75x 19
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 13/32 x 12 Ga
Nut Lock 3/8-16 Unc
Screw Lock Spider #8 x 7/8
Grille Black Ms-428
Lens Headlight Bar Clear
Fender Pnt
Bracket Pnt Fender
Footrest Pnt Lh Lt/Yt/Gt 574
Footrest Pnt Rh Lt/Yt/Gt 574
Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3/8-16 X3/4
Bracket, Asm Pivot, LH, Mower
Rear
Bracket, Asm Pivot, RH, Mower
Rear
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16unc x 3/4
Nut Crownlock 3/8-UNC
Strip Foam 18"
Bracket Chassis Front
Plug Button BIk 359 Dia
Allcomponent dimensions given in U S inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
33
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
DRIVE
I
52
3O
30
52
62
35
61
37
36
34
24
25
.J
53
/
/
26
. 7
22
34
RE!PAURPARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
DRIVE
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
PART
NO.
142603
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17490512
t30802
131679
STD561210
105701X
19151216
74550412
STD551125
74490544
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD56t210
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
STD523107
151128
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
153399
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle 6sp Std Dana,
Model No. 4360-79
Spring Return Brake
Pulley Transaxle Alum
Ring Retainer#5100-62
Strap Pnt Torque 30 Deg BIk
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 X 3/4 Tyt
Plate Pnt Rod Shift T/a (blk)
Red Shifter BIk (dana)
Pin Cotter 1/6 X 1 Cad
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Washer 15/32 X 3/4X 16ga
Bolt 1/4-28 Unf Gr 8 w/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr, 5
Nut Lock 3/8-16 Uric
Knob Rd 1/2-13 PIstc Thds BIk
Rod Brake Lt
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 16 Ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
Cap Parking Brake Red
Bracket Transmission
Keeper Belt Lh Lt 14 Ga
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
Washer21/32 X 1 X 16 Ga
Pin Roll 3/16 X 1"
Putley idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 2-3/4
Spacer Split 395 X 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Idler
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
42
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
58
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
110
112
116
19131312
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
74760620
130801
127274X
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
129921
134683
19132012
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
74760612
19091210
72110610
NOTE:
35
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Bearing Nyl 503 X 628 X 1 25
Washer Hardened
Ring Klip #t5304-50
Pulley IdJer V Groove Plastic
Bellcrank Asm
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc X 1-1/2
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Nut Lock 5/16.18 Unc
Link Clutch 7 66
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1-1/4
V-belt Ground Drive 95,25
Keeper Belt Rh Lt Pnt/zinc 16g
Retainer Belt Chassis Lh Zinc
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Cover Pedal BIk Std
Pulley Engine
Bolt Finhex 7/16-20 x 4 g5
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Dr Mower Rh
Washer 13/32 X 1-1/4 X 12 Ga
Spacer Split .80xl.94
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Ring E #5133-75
Key Square 2 0 X 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 3/4
Washer 9/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
All component dimensions
1 inch = 254 mm
given in U.S, inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
ASSEMBLY
t
,
38
'41
8
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
3O
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
46
47
62
PART
NO.
139768
142033
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
110438X
74011056
73901000
132624
132614
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
711O0410
127501
109816X
124036X
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133808
STD541537
104820×
124417X
121749X
121232X
6855M
149684
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Wheel Steering Std Black
Axle Asm Front
Spindle Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
Washer 27/32 X ! 1/4 X 16 Ga
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Bearing Col Strg BIk
Link Drag Sol Ball Jt 20 064
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Bolt Hex 5/8-11 Unc X 3-1/2
Locknut Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Pin Axle 5/8 X 1 55/1 54 Lg
Shaft Asm Strg 5/8 X 15 19 Lt
Washer Thrust 515x 750x 033
Support Shaft
Washer Shim 1/4 X 5/8 X 062
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Screw Cap Sckt Hd Phos & Oil
Shaft Asm Pittman
Nyliner Snap In
Bracket Steering
Bushing Rod Tie BIk Lt
Gear Sector
Washer 13!32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Rod Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech
Bushing Strg 5/8 Id Dash
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wheel Std BIk
Washer 13!32 X 2-3/8 X 8 Ga
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24unf
Adaptor Wheel Strg 640/635id
Boot Shaft Steering
Washe'r 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Cap Spindle FrTop BIk
Fitting Grease
Kit Steering Assembly
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25 4 mm
37
given in U,S inches
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
SEAT ASSEMBLY
21
2
ir -_
i
%
f16,
s
25
s
_)115
/ _
•
"
..
",,
23
17
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
140122
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
14O552
121246X
121248X
12
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 BIIdblk C_aftsman
Biacket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Belt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washef 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/ins 3/8-16 Uric
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt
Washer 13/32 X 1 X !4 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
k
_
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
14
15
16
17
21
22
23
24
25
26
72050411
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
74780814
19171912
127018X
STD551150
NOTE:
38
h
....
_3
DESCRIPTION
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20xl-3/8
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bo_t Shoulder 5/16-18 Uric
Nut Hex Lock w/ins 5/16-18
Bolt Fin Hex 1/2-13 X 7/8 Gr5
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5J16-18 X 62
Washer Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 1/2
All component dimensions
1 inch = 254 mm
given in US
inches
REPAgR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,256810
DECALS
9
14
17
8
6
3
7
21
5
7
4
8
14
16
1"1
13
2
10
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
138955
273270
150676
150677
150680
133644
142235
150685
128314
149516
137537
4900J
WHEELS
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Instruction Operat Eng
DecaIB&S 1&5 HP IC G
Decal Hood Slope Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Slope Lh Craftsman
Decal Grille Craftsman Sip LT Dov
Decal Maint Customer Sears Dom
Decal Panel Side I/c Gold/White
Decal Insert Hood
Decal Fender Craftsman White
Decal, Btry Dngr/PSN Eng Acme
Decal Caution English/Spanish
Decal Clutch/brake English
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
------
PART
NO.
146046
150678
136832
140837
150333
133179
131265
145245
145247
138311
155157
155158
DESCRIPTION
Decal V-beR Dr Sch Tractor
Decal Chassis 6 Sp 42"
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal Saddle Brake Parking
Decal, Cap Cnsmr Help Line Srs,
Decal Mower Qc System
Decal Lightbox
Pad, Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman 95
Fastner Pop In Footrest
Decal Lift Handle
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
& TIRES
1 _'.-,a
5,8
4,10
7
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
106268X
7152J
104757X
144334
NOTE:
39
DESCRIPTION
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
All component dimensions
1 inch = 254 mm
given in US. inches.
REPAgR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
ENGINE
13
4
33
37
31
33
4O
23
29
35
OPTIONAL
Spark
EQUIPMENT
Arrester
4O
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
ENGINE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
132759
17720410
150458
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
137352
272293
13280324
13200300
STD551237
150554
137180
109202X
123549X
123487X
17490512
137040
......
40
44
46
62
72
78
81
124028X
17490412
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17490620
128881
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt Rh Bfk Pd115 10
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine B&S 15/15.5 DIC & GD DC 1
Model No 28N707, Type No 0173-01
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt X 3"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Screw Thdrol 5/16 x 3/4 Tyt
Line Fuel 20"
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hexhd Cap 5/16-18x3/4
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl-1/4 Tytt
Nut Fiange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Allcomponent dimensions given in U S inches
! inch = 254 mm
41
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
LIFT
8
/
//'
3
2
6
6
13
19
20
19
32
42
20
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.256810
LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
136973
122507X
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122368X
122512X
139865
139866
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
3146R
1403O2
73540600
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Rod Asm Lever
Shaft Asm Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Spring Cprsn
Link Asm Lift L H
Link Asm Lift R H
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt Lift. Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3!8-24
All component dimensions given in US
! inch = 25 4 mm
43
inches
REPAgR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
MOWER
56_b
34
.33
32
58
\
21
22
/ 23
24
\
25
2
16
27
5
\
\\\
)
44
REPABR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256810
MOWER
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
144393
STD533107
138017
138440
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
43
128774
110485X
140329
72110610
72140508
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
138776
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
133551
140083
DESCRIPTION
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 125 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ba!!
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Searing, Bail, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Boll, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-!8x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5!8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-18 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
KEY
NO
PART
NO.
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
128
--
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
133940
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
140084
122052X
140086
141043
149848
144200
142427
131870
127847
12!748X
12000029
128903
127845
140334
127498
153701
73350600
142028
120958X
144394
72140818
STD541437
153390
130794
--
145411
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Mandrel, L H
Retainer
Screw, Thd Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spring, Torsion Brakes 42"
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x 1.44
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8q6 UNC
Trunnion Adj 94
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt idler Fixed
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC
Felt Washer
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 8-10, !2-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete
Available Mulcher Plate Kit not included with tractor:
-141112
Mulcher Close-out Plate Kit
NOTE:
45
All component dimensions
1 inch = 254 mm
given in US
inches
REPADR PARTS
TRACTOR
DANA TRANSAXLE
- MODEL
- - MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
917.256810
4360-79
21
22
24
25
26
31
27
32
33
34
35
36
12
37
19
52
40
53
41
42
.54,
55
56
57
49
59
56
50
55
60
"_2
19
43*
46
5/
51
REPAUR PARTS
TRACTOR
DANA
TRANSAXLE
KEY PART
NOo NO,
1
2
142671
2274J
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
134400
105904X
105905X
138235
134399
134791
138241
142672
134793
142673
120415X
142674
138234
110078X
105909X
105910X
105911X
142675
138246
138236
73810500
142676
2244J
105916X
120470X
110070X
142677
142681
120405X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
2232J
108978X
110079X
39
40
124639X
120472X
-- MODEL
- MODEl.. NUMBER
NUMBER
917,256810
4360-79
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Upper
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
!/4-20 x 734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Set
Kit, Shifter Assembly
Boot, Shifter
Screw, Tapping w/Sealer
Square Ring
Ring, Retaining
Assembly, Kit, Shim 625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain .632 x 1 38 x 046
Key, Woodruff, #9
Assembly, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 14 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Bearing, Flange
Gear, Spur, 14 Teeth
Collar, Clutch
Assembly, Kit, Clutch Keys
Locknut 5/16-24
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff, #61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 18 Teeth (Reverse)
Spacer
Gear, Spur, 37 Teeth (1.)
Gear, Spur, 35 Teeth (2-)
Gear, Spur, 30 Teeth (3,,)
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth (4_)
Gear, Spur, 22 Teeth (5,.)
Gear, Spur, 19 Teeth (6,.)
Washer, Plain 640 x 1.37 x .061
Washer, Plain 632 x 1.00 x 026
Spacer .630 x 100 x .169
Assembly, Gear, Combination of
12 Teeth and 35 Teeth
Shaft, Idler
Spacer 635x 875x 755
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
105928X
110084X
134394
120473X
142676
142679
120407X
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226J
134401
2264J
120474X
110081X
105941X
110071X
120952X
110082X
120475X
142680
120961X
7294J
108g8gX
120953X
120954X
134799
68
69
70
71
138244
108996X
120956X
106596X
72
73
120951X
120416X
DESCRIPTION
Sprocket, 9 Teeth (Reverse)
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
* Assembly, Kit, Shim 750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth (1,,)
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth (2-,)
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth (3-)
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth (4°)
Gear, Spur, 28 Teeth (5_)
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth (64)
Washer, Plain 632 x 1 00 x 060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain _758 x 1 25 x 031
Axle, LH
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32 Teeth
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Axle, R ,H.
Housing, Lower
Puck, Friction
Disc, Brake
Spacer
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
5/16-18 x 225
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain _321 x 1.00 x .055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
8/16-18 x 1 44
Puck, Friction
Grease
Use in combinations to maintain proper clearances
**
Order Key No 15
NOTE:
47
All component dimensions given in U,S inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
REPAgR PARTS
BRIGGS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
NUMBER
& STRATTON
- MODEL
917.256810
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
230
552
_614
230
634A
718
635
337
REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
562
7
_13
45
@_
305
1023
1026
48
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
127
& STRATTON
138
106
987
ENGINE-
95
117
- - MODEL NUMBER
MODEL
634
NUMBER
917.256810
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
634B
U
_"__
O
_
51
105
137
_
142
104
147
121 CARBURETOR
OVERHAUL
1022
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
KIT
KIT
i
46
@ 22
15
147
618
634
52
164
_123
142
"A"REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL, SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL°
49
137
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
3
- - MODEL
- MODEL
20
634A
NUMBER
NUMBER
842
917.256810
28N707,
524
868
TYPE
NUMBER
868A
0173-01
467
523
o
_ \51
171
358 GASKET
524
SET
8_-
137
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
SET
224
304
188
729
5O
_
535
REPAHR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- - MODEL
- MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
28N707,
917.256810
TYPE NUMBER
0173o01
222
201
482
877
240
209
I,o58
ow,,,:,,
s..Nu.L!
783
109O
311
803
544
51
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
18
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
496412
399265
391O86
495858
272614
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
94728
94239
495162
94196
494238
291675
94624
492326
222698
495860
495977
495978
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
260924
299691
391286
494504
495490
32
32A
33
34
35
37
40
45
46
51
94695
94648
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
262411
496884
272466
52
272569
53
75
78
94637
224061
94832
ENGINE
- - MODEL
- MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
28N707,
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, Cylinder
* Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
*** Gasket, Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
* Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Sems
Tube, Breather
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .015"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, _005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, 009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Timing Gear' Key
Base, Engine
* Seal, Oil
Screw, Sems, Base Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly, 010" Oversize
Piston Assembly, 020" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize
Ring. Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston, 010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, 030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assy, Piston, Standard Size
Pin Assy, Piston, .005" Oversize
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting,
.020" Undersize Crankpin Bore
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-57/64
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-5/8
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Valve Spring
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
**** Gasket, Carburetor Carburetor to
Elbow) (Also Included in Gasket
Set, Part Number 495993)
*** Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
Stud, Carburetor Mounting
Washer, Spring
Screw, Pan Head
95
98
104
105
106
108
117
118
121
123
125
127
130
131
133
137
138
141
142
147
164
166
171
187
188
192
201
209
216
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
240
265
284
94098
495800
231789
231855
231854
224540
231858
495932
498116
94616
498051
--224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
495931
231859
497472
214047
94555
281051
393815
94627
492160
262767
260695
262766
490815
495611
94729
495157
493935
94742
262785
262636
394358
221535
94704
917.256810
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
DESCRIPTION
** Screw, Throttle
Screw, Idle Speed
** Pin, Float Hinge
** Valve Float
** Seat, Inlet Valve
Valve, Choke
** Jet, Needle Valve
Valve, Needle
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
** Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carburetor
.... Gasket, Float Bowl
.... Washer, Bowl
Shaft and Lever, Choke
** Nozzle, Carburetor
** Pilot, Jet
Elbow, Carburetor
Stud, Rocker Arm
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Line, Fue! (1 !" Long, Cut to Suit)
Screw, Seres
Screw Assembly, Rocker Arm
Link?,Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Gear, Governor
Plate, Governor Control
Screw, Sems, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Crank
Spring, Governor Link
Cap, Valve
Filter, Fuel (In Fuel Line)
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Hex Head
Included in Gasket Set (495993)
**
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
....
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U_S inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
284A 94073
294 810068
304 496280
305 94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
346
356
358
363
383
423
445
455
467
468
474
482
510
523
524
525
535
537
544
552
562
592
601
611
614
618
634
634A
634B
635
646
657
663
668
718
726
225020
94386
497595
497602
497608
495859
93381
491055
93705
497708
495993
lg203
89838
94073
493909
222561
493903
494439
393474
93621
497606
495230
68836
496113
272403
281106
497603
231597
92613
231082
93053
493496
93306
262803
281168
491323
281167
280872
224546
93496
94620
280848
230192
392134
727
728
729
KEY
490324
94627
281390
PART
ENGINE
- - MODEL
.- MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
917.256810
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
NO. NO.
0173-O1
DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
729A
741
757
758
759
761
783
801
802
803
842
847
851
868
868A
871
872
875
877
947
965
975
977
987
1005
1006
1019
1022
1023
1026
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Set
Housing, Blower
Screw, Hex, Head,
Blower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Cylinder Shield
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
Brush Set
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Sems, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Hex Head
Wire Assembly
Gasket Set
Puller, Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Screw, Seres
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator
Screw, Sems
Drive, Starter
Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler
* Seal, Filler Tube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Filter
* O-Ring, Air Cleaner
Armature, Starter
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Carriage
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Elbow, Fuel Pipe
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Choke Return
** Sea!, Choke Shaft
* Seal, Governor
** Washer, Throttle Shaft
Boot, Spark Plug
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Sems
Screw, Self-Tapping
Spacer
Pin, Dowel
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Hardware)
Cover, Starter
Screw, Hex Head
Clip, Wire
1029
1033
1034
1044
1054
1058
1090
225170
262932
213998
399891
298909
94593
280104
394856
497605
497604
270920
496415
224110
494435
272610
262835
281361
495882
393456
497157
94010
495933
494385
281166
281400
224413
496758
272475
224552
494432
495136
224554
495992
495248
94673
270723
272623
497607
RPM Settings:
Retainer, Wire
Gear, Timing
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Gear, Starter
Cap, Drive
Cap, End
Housing, Starter
* Seal, Oil Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
*'_* Seal Assembly, Valve
*** Gasket, Valve
Busl]ing, Guide (Intake & Exhaust)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector Assembly
Solenoid
Nut, Hex
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Set
"* Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Label Kit
*** Gasket, Cover
Cover, Rocker Arm
Rod, Push, Intake
Rod, Push, Exhaust
Arm, Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide Assembly, Push Rod
Screw, Hex Head
Tie, Cable
Manual, Owner's
Retainer, Brush
Low: 1650-1850,
High: 3200-3400
Included in Gasket Set (495993)
**
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
....
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE:
53
All component dimensions given in U,S inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
SERVICE NOTES
54
®
8E/A/ S
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.256810
15.5 HP IC
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number.
its own model number
Each engine has
The model number for your tractor will be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The model number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL
THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS
INFORMATION AND
ORDERING, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck end Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT-
GIVE THE
TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.256810
• ENGINE MODEL NO. - 28N707, TYPE NO. 0173-01
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
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Sears trained technicians..,
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