Craftsman EZ3 917.273080 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
£RI:IFTSMAN
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22.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
46" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
GARDEN TRACTOR
EZ 3
Model No.
917.273080
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
differently
from
built engines.
Beforeoperates
you start the
This
product
haspreviously
a low emission
engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
For answers to your questions
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck
Estates, I160179
Visit our Craftsman
and Co., Hoffman
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty
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Maintenance
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SafetyRules.........................................
3
Service
andAdjustments
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24
Product
Specifications
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5
Storage
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32
Assembly
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8
Troubleshooting
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Operation
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13 RepairParts.......................................
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Maintenance
Schedule
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PartsOrdering
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BackCover
LIMITED
TWOYEARWARRANTY
ONCRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
PARTS
Fortwo(2)yearsfromthedateofpurchase,
ifthisCraftsman
Riding
Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated
andtunedupaccording
totheinstructions
intheowner's
manual,
Searswillrepairorreplace,
freeofcharge,
anypartsfoundtobedefective
in
material
orworkmanship.
Warranty
service
isavailable
freeofchargebytakingyour
Craftsman
ridingequipment
toyournearest
SearsService
Center.In-home
warranty
service
is available
buta tripchargewillapply.
Thiswarranty
applies
onlywhilethis
product
isintheUnited
States.
ThisWarranty
doesnotcover:
• Expendable
itemswhichbecome
wornduringnormal
use,suchasblades,
spark
plugs,aircleaners,
beltsandoilfilters.
• Tirereplacement
orrepaircaused
bypunctures
fromoutside
objects,
suchasnails,
thorns,stumps,
orglass.
• Repairs
necessary
because
ofoperator
abuse,including
butnotlimitedto,damage
causedbytowingobjects
beyond
thecapability
oftheridingequipment,
impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE IN-HOME
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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SLOPE
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.
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you
cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine,
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, if
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to
operate the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of dding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury,
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Donotusegrasscatsheronsteep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children,
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
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• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if
children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously iniured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to ¢ool 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.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carr,j passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regulerl
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves,
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fu_
spillage. Allow machine to cool befor
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if yo_
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subje
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequent
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, an
use extra caution when serVicing
them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Remove obstacles such as rooks, tre
limbs, at(:.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Taft grass can hide obstacles,
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that yOUwill not have to stop or sl_
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do notturn on slopes unless neceso
sary, and then, turn slowly and gradL
ally downhill, if possible.
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_l, Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME AWAREH! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_CAUTION:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
where it cannot contact spark plug.
_I, CAUTION= Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 10W30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
w/FILTER: 4.2PINTS
W/O FILTER: 3.7PINT, <
OJLCAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
RC12YC
GROUND SPEED
FORWARD: 5.8
(MPH):
TIRE
PRESSURE:
REVERSE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
f5AMPS @ 3600RPM
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
35
MIN. CCA: 280
CASE SIZE:U1R
27-35 FT. LBS
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
2.1
14 PSI
10 PSI
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. it has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest authorized service center.
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommendedby and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, whil_
on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose
traction with the ground and cause you to
lose control of your tractor.
,_=WARNING: The enqine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Sears Repair Agreement is available
on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" end "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
A__WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest authorized service
center/department (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
Steering
Wheel
Steering Sleeve
Extension
Steering
Wheel Insert
" _?
-
Steering Sleeve
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
t_(1)
Knob
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
Mower
(4) Retainer Springs (single loop)
(3) Retainer Springs (double loop)
Video Cassette
Slope Sheet
Keys
(2) Keys
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those pads lefl
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette bef
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
" " ._Steedng
. "
Wheel Ins*
A socket wrench set will make assembly
Hex Bolt
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
_-_-----Lock Washer
are _isted below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
drive ratchet
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
FROM
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Remove mower and packing materials.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF
SKID
ATrACH STEERING WHEEL
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and
large flat washer from steering shaft.
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Slide the steering sleeve over the
steering shaft,
• Align tabs and press steering sleeve
extension into bottom of steering
wheel.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
onto steering wheel adapter.
• Secure steering wheel to steering
shaft with hex bolt, lock washer and
large flat washer previously removed.
Tighten securely.
_'_--_
Steering
_
Wheel-._.._ _ -,
Large FI
Washer
.=
Steering Whe
_Adapter
Steering
Sleeve
_--_._._Tab
Extension
i
s
.=
SteeringShaft
Steering_
Sleeve
.
!
'
_.4'_ % = ' ,_ '
'i
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• Snap steering wheel insert into cenl
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT; Check for and remove B
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid,
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift hood to raised position.
• If this battery is put into service after
month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one
hour at 6-10 amps, (See "BATTERY
in Maintenance
section of this mar_
for charging instructions).
Label
/
INSTALL SEAT
TO DRIVE
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
(See Operation section for location
and function
of controls)
WARNING= Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
• Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Release parking brake.
• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position,
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position,
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Seat
Shoulder Seat Pan
Bolt
Flat Washer
Adjustment
Knob
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor from
the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function
of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
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TRACTOR
OFF SKID
IMPORTANT: For shipping purposes, the
mulcher plate was preattached to your
mower. The mulcher plate must only be
used with the mulching blades that came
packed separately in the carton.
Your mower came factory equipped with
high performance blades, which are the
best blades for bagging and discharging.
To use your mower with the high
performance blades the mulcher plate
must be removed from the mower.
TO SET UP YOUR MOWER FOR
MULCHING
• Turn the mower over to allow access to
blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer and remove high performance
blades. Store in safe place.
• Install mulcher blades with trailing
edge up towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown,
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8
HEATTREATED.
• Install mulcher plate if previously
removed.
Mandrel
Assembly
Trailing Edge Up
Center
/
Blade
Hole
,_i-,
-%
Hex Bolt _,.
_"?
_
(Grade 8)* _._Leck
:_
"-_
i,
Star
,
Washer
••A GRADE8 HEATTREATEDBOLTCANBE
IDENTIFIEDBY SIX LINESON THE BOLT
HEAD.
• Place front of mulcher plate over fret
of mower deck opening and slide inl
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
& CAUTION: Do not remove dischargq
guard from mower. Raise and hold gu_
when attaching mulcher plate and allc
it to rest on plate while in operation.
Deflector
Shield _
i
i
Mulcher
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO SAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
NOTE: The mulcher b_ades will discha,
and bag grass, but for best bagging an
discharging install the high performanc
blades.
• Remove mulcher plate and mulcher
blades and install high performance
blades, (see BLADE REMOVAL inth
MAINTENANCE section of this mare
• Store mulcher blades and mulcher I:
in a safe p_ace. Your mower is now
ready for discharging or installation,
optional grass catcher accessory.
INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE
BELT
Be sure tractor is on level surface a
mower suspension arms are raised w
attachment lift control. Engage parki
brake.
•
Cut and remove ties securing al
sway bar and belts. Swir_ antl-s_
bar to left side of mower deck.
Slide mower under tractor with (
charge guard to right side of tract(
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper
routing in atl mower pulley grooves.
Insta_l belt into electric clutch pulley
TO INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
NOTE: If you installed the mulching
blades you will need to install the
mulcher plate.
• Raise and hold deflector shield ir_
upright position.
groove.
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• Install one front link in top hole of the
R.H. front mower bracket and R.H.
front suspension bracket. Retain with
two single loop retainer springs as
shown•
• Install second front link in L.H. front
suspension bracket only and retain
with single loop retainer spring as
shown•
• Turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops.
• Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control•
• Place the L.H. suspension arm on
inward pointing deck pin. If necessary,
rock and raise front of mower to align
deck pin with the hole in suspension
arm. Retain with double loop retainer
spring with loops down as shown•
• Slide left side of mower back and
install the unattached front link in top
hole of the L.H. front mower bracket.
Retain with single loop retainer spring
as shown.
• PJace the R.H. suspension arm on
inward pointing deck pin. If necessary,
rock and raise front of mower to align
deck pin with the hole in suspension
arm. Retain with double loop retainer
spring with loops down as shown.
• Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring•
Chassis
Bracket
• Turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower
suspension•
• Raise mower to highest position.
• Assemble gauge wheels (See "TO
ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS" in the
Operation section of this manual)•
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK MOWER LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower should be
properly leveled• See "TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual•
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion, mower drive, and
mower blade drive belts in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual
Verify that the belts are routed correctly•
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Double Loop Retaier
Spring (Inward
pointing deck pins)
Suspension
Arms
/':
Front Mower
Bracket
_,
•_
Electric
,, _ Clutch
!li
Shoulder Bolt
\
•inks
,
61
Gauge j.
Wheelf
'
3/8
3/8-16 Center Locknut
Use Pliersfor
Retainer Spdngs
.if
= _'
,/
;
Bar
Down
Pulley
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Discharge Guard
v"CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THATYOU RECEIVETHE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
./Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
,/Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/' All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear
for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,I Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
,/Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
J" 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.
,I Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
,/" It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time, Follow proper starting
and transmission purging instructions
(See "TO START ENGINE" and
"PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the
Operation section of this manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product,
Learn and understand their meaning.
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
r_'l R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
FORWARD
H L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
IGNITION
FAST
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOW
1_
MOWER
LIFT
®3[
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Ammeter
Throttle Control \
Attachment
Clutch
Switch
Lever
Plunger
," ,'"
S
Clutch/
BrakeP-e.dal
IgnitionSwitch
ist
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'Attachment
Lift Lever
Brake Lever
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Free Wheel
Our tractors conformto
the safety standards of the American National Standards
Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH Used to engage the mower blades, or
other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL - U_ed to control
engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starling
a cold engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starling
and stopping the engine.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off.
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Theoperation
of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch, When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine,
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal, Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Push-In to
Attachment Clutch
Choke
"Disengage" SwitchPull Out to
Control
Throttle
Clutch/
Brake
Pedal
Motion
//
_"" Parking Brake
/
Adjustment \' Engaged"Position
/
Knob
,,\
,
Clutch/Brake Pedal
Disengaged' Position
"Drive" Position
STOPPING
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
wilt cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under cedain 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.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob
out. Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachThe direction and speed of movement is
ment clutch switch to "DtSENGAGED"
controlled by the motion control lever.
position.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
GROUND DRIVE neutral (N) position.
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
brake pedal,
• Move motion control lever to neutral
• Slowly move motion control lever to
(N) position.
desired position,
IMPORTANT: The motion controt lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-rlNG
when the clutch/brake pedal is deHEIGHT
pressed.
The cutting height is controlled by
ENGINE turning the height adjustment knob in
• Move throttle control to slow position.
desired direction.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
• Turn knob clockwise (F_() to raise
slow position and allowing engine to
cutting height.
idle before stopping may cause engine
• Turn knob counterclockwise ( i_ ) to
to "backfire".
lower cutting height.
•Tum ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key
when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthodzed use.
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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
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in the Operation section of
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
3/8 16
Locknut,
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Shoulder
Bolt
• Select desired height of CUt.
• Lower mower with attachment tift
control.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
_,CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
_uard in place.
ttachment Clutch
Switch Pu! Out to
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Attachernnt Lift
En,-,a,-,e,_
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Lever H gh
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Position
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Push-In to
"Disengaged"
TO OPERATE
"i" \_Low
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Position
_"r'JDischargeGuard
ON HILI-S
CAUTION: Do notdriveup ordown
hills
withslopes greaterthan 15° and do
notdriveacross any slope,
• Choose the slowestspeed before
starting
up or down hills.
• Avoid stoppingor changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to slowest
setting.
IMPORTRANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motin control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is
located at the rear drawbar of tractor.
TO OPERATE MOWER
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
• Remove retainer spring from freepresence sensing switch. Any attempt by
wheel control rod.
the operator to leave the seat with the
• Push control rod in to disengage
engine running and the attachment
transmission and reinsert retainer
clutch engaged will shut off the engine,
spring into control rod hole now on
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back side of the bracket.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more
than two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropdate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATrACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until
"FULL" mark on dipstick is reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• FiJIfuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
occur.
_I,CA_'FION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
[3o not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50" F and
above)
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. if the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
• Before driving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up
as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level
ground,
• Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly return to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
• The attachments can be used during
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up
and may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual
PURGE TRANSMISSION
CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running,
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time, This procedure
will remove any trapped air inside the
transmission which may have developed
during shipping of your tractor,
IMPORTANT: Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in
this section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
position and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE: During this procedure there will
be no movement of drive wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic drive
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in driving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section
of manual).
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• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
• Your tractor is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired,
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used,
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MULCHING
MOWING
TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
Max 1/3"
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
SERVICE
SERVICE
DATES
Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
Check
Operator
Presence
and
T
Interlock
Check forSystems
Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
T
Lubrication
0
Check
a
Mower
i/
v'
v',
Cha_l
Battery
Level
Clean Battery and Terminals
Check
Transaxle
COOling
v'
v"
v',
v',
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
Adjust Motion Drive
Check Engine
Change
Belt(s) Tension
v'
Oil Level
Engine
v'
Oi_
E
Clean Air Fi_ter
a
Clean Air Screen
G
Inspect Muffler/Spark
Arrester
Replace eli Filter (If equipped)
N
Clean
Engine
Cooling
v'
Fins
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper
Replace
Fuel Filter
v" v'
Plug
Cartridge
1. Chinge
more often when opor_bng und,=t a heavy load or in high ambient
2 Ser,'ice more ohen when operating in dirt/or dust/conditions
3 ff equ,pped with oil f_ter, change o_1every 50 hours.
4.
Replace
blades
v"
v',
v'
v',
i/
vs
Blades
more o;_en when mowing
temperatures
5. if equipped with ad}ustable system
6 - Net _equlfed i_ equipl=ed wbbl maintenance.free
batlep /
7 - Tighten front a.xle pivot bo_ to 35 ff .Ibs. maximum
in sandy soil
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to propedy maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check btades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
• Check engine oil level,
• Check brake operation.
• Check tire pressure.
• Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation,
• Check for loose fasteners,
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Do not overt_ghten
LUBRICATION CHART
Tie Rod BallJoints
Zerk
Bearing
Zerk
Sector
Gear
Teeth
Zerk
Beanng Ze_
_Engine
(DSpray Silicone Lubdant (Move Boots to
Lubricate)
(_General Purpose Grease
_Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bearings.
Viscous lubdcants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubdcating
bearings. If you feel they must be lubdcated,
use only a dry, powdered graphite type
lubricant spadnglv.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATtON
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adiusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described.
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper ass,
bly, center hcte in blade must align,
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washe,
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. LI:
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8
treated.
Mandrel Asser
Trailing
Blade Center __,_,_-_
Edge Up('_'_ i
Hole _1
_-_
Lock Washer _
"_.._-_'_...
" Star
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be iden
by six lineson the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharl:
ing blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the bl;
balanced. An unbalanced blade wil
cause excessive vibration and even
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with
file or on a grinding wheel. Do no
attempt to sharpen whi_e on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or
cone balencer. (When using a co
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancil
blade. The lobes of the center hole r
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and
the bolt or pin parallel with the gro
If blade is balanced, it should ram
in a horizontal position. If either e=
the blade moves downward, sharl
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
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shown.
5/8" B_
Center Hole
BA'I-I'ERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its _ife.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for "_hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrelyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high
pressure water or steam to clean
transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass
clippings and other materials, To
prevent damage to seals, do not use
compressed air or high pressure
sprayer to clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the facto
and fluid maintenance is not required
the life of the transaxle. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicin!
contact your nearest authorized servic
center/department.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil ratq
with API service classification SF, SG,
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity gra,
according to your expected operating
temperature.
Sb.E VISCOSITY
GRADES
Change the oil after every 50 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 50 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eig
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill €
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expecte
before oil change. All oil must meet AF
service classification SF, SG, or SH.
• Be sure tractor Lson level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warn
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be car_
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube, Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity s
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Insert dipstick into t
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto th
tube when taking reading.
Keep c
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten q
onto the tube securely when finishe
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• Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge
plate, and nut.
• Reinstall air cleaner cover and se,
by tightening knob.
Cartridge
Foam
Pre-Clesner
Cartridge
nPUg
_Oil
Fill Cap/
Dipstick
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOMNG AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
external surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every f 00 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and externa_ surfaces as necessary.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are
reinstalled.
NOTE; Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due
to overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty airfilter. Clean the foam pre-cleanar
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Loosen knob and remove cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
it in liquid
detergent
and water.
i Wash
lide foam
pre-cleaner
off cartridge.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartddge.
NOTE" Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
• Remove nut and cartridge plate.
• Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
• Check rubber seal for damage and
proper position around stud. Replace
if necessary.
Rubbe
Seal
Nut
ENGIN E OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every
season or every other oil change if t,
tractor is used more than 100 hours i
one year.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded mufflen
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginnin!
each mowing season or after every "
hours of operation, whichever occun
first. Spark plug type and gap settin_
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIC
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced on,
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carl:
tot, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter an(
p_ug fuet line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in 1
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuet fine leak
and clamps are properly position_
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Fuel Filter_
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/_
I
CLEANING
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish,
i of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheel=
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with auto=
tive type wax.
We do not recommend using a gard_
hose to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter anq
carburetor are covered to keep wateT
Water in engine can result in a short.
23 ened engine life.
_CAUTION:Beforeperforming
anyservice
oradjustments:
Depress
clutch/brake
pedalfuUyandsetparking
brake.
Placemotion
controlleverinneutral(N)position.
Placeattachment
clutchin"DISENGAGED"
position.
Turnignition
key"OFF"andremove
key.
Makesurethebladesandallmovingpartshavecompletely
stopped.
Disconnect
sparkplugwirefromsparkplugandplacewirewhereitcannot
comeincontact
withplug.
TRACTOR
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
TO REMOVE MOWER
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Turn height adjustment knob to lowest
setting.
• Lower mower to its lowest position.
• Remove retainer spring holding antiswaybar to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-swaybar from bracket.
• Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms
from deck.
• Raise attachment lift to its highest
position.
• Remove two retainer springs from
each front link and remove links.
• Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric clutch pulley.
• Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other
than the mower deck is to be mounted
on the tractor, remove hte front links.
TO INSTALL
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway, Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom of deck
curl to ground level at front corners of
mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
• If adjustment is necessa.'y, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 3/16".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
MOWER
Front Mower
Bracket
Follow procedure described in "INSTALL
MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the
Assembly section of this manueL,
Adjustment
Lift Links
Chassis
\
Springs
Retainel
Spring
Anti-Sway
Front Mower
Bracket
Springs
?4
Bottom of Curl
Bottom of Cud
BothFront Links Shouldbe Equal in Length
i
I
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL
SIDE-TO-SIDE. if the following front4oback adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "F" directly in front of
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower housing,
loosen nut "(3" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear. tighten nut "H"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower housing,
loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both
front links. Tighten nut "G" on both
front links an equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H"
against trunnion on both front links.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will
change dim. "F" by approximately 3/8".
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Nut "H_
_"_
Front Links
TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
• Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
• Remove screws from L.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
• Roll belt over the top of L.H. mandrel
pulley.
• Remove belt from electric clutch
pulley.
• Remove belt from idler pulleys.
• Remove any did or grass clippings
which may have accumulated around
mandrels and entire upper deck
surface.
• Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and bolt in mower
housing.
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
• Install belt in both idlers. Make sure
belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers
as
shown,
• Install new belt onto electric clutch
puUey,
• Roll belt into upper groove of L.H.
mandrel pulley,
• Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly
and inside belt keepers.
• Reassemble L.H. mandrel cover.
\
_'__
Nut "G"
Trunn on/"_'r-_J_=l"
Mandrel
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L.H.
Mandrel
Screws
_
-
-
Cover_
Idler
'
L.H.
Eectric
Clutch
Pulley
Mower
Drive
Belt
Pulleys
Idler Arm
Belt
Keepers
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake•
• Remove mower drive belt (See "TO
REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
this section of this manual).
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual).
• Remove screws from R.R. mandrel
cover and remove cover• Unhook
spring from bolt on mower housing.
• Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel
pulley.
• Remove beltfrom centermandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel
pulley•
• Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated around mandrels
and entire upper deck surface.
• Check secondary idler arm and idler to
see that they rotate freely•
• Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and sway-bar bracket.
• Install new belt in lower groove of L.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and
center mandrel pulley as shown•
• Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley.
Make sure belt is in all grooves
properly.
• Reconnect spring to bolt in mower
housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel
cover.
• Reinstall mower to tractor (See
"INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT"
in the Assembly section of this
manual)•
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• Reassemble mower drive belt (See
"TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT"
in this section
Left Hand
Mandrel
of this manual).
Mower Blade Center
Drive Belt
Mandrel
Idler
Right
Hand
Mandrel
Cover
Socondar
Idler Arm
Anti-Sway-Bar
Bracket
Screw
TO ADJUST
AI-FACHMENT
CLUTCH
The electric clutch should provide years
of service. The clutch has a built-in brake
that stops the pulley within 5 seconds.
Eventually, the internal brake will wear
which may cause the mower blades to
not engage, or, to not stop as required.
Adjustments should be made by your
nearest authorized service center/
department.
• Make sure attachment clutch and
ignition switches are in "OFF" position.
• Adjust the three nylon Iooknuts until
space between clutch plate and rotor
measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
BELT REMOVAL -
.........
,,_
Nylon Locknut (3)
TO ADJUST
Plate
• Engage parking brake (creates slack
in belt).
• Remove belt from clutching and fan
idler pulleys.
• Loosen belt keeper above transaxle
pulley.
• Remove belt from transaxle pulley.
• Remove belt from engine pulley and
front V-idler pulley.
• Pull belt out of all belt keepers and
remove from tractor•
BRAKE
BELT INSTALLATION -
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
_ut "A"
Jam Nut
• Place V part of belt into grooves on
engine pulley and front V-idler, making
sure to route belt inside of all belt
keepers.
• Route belt on right side, coming from
V-idler, towards back of tractor, above
midspan belt keeper and to top of
transaxle pulley.
• Route belt on left side, coming from
engine pulley, towards back of tractor
and through loop in midspan belt
keeper.
• Place V part of bell into grooves on
transaxle and fan idler pulleys, making
sure to route belt inside of all belt
keepers.
• Retighten belt keeper above transaxle
pulley,
• Place belt around clutching idlers as
shown, making sure to route belt
inside of all belt keepers•
• Check to be sure belt is positioned
correctly and is on proper side of all
belt keepers•
• Reinstall mower•
IMPORTANT= Check brake adjustment.
Tractor V-Belt Drive Schematic
Viewed From L,H. Side of Tractor
TransaxlePulley
____<Operating
•
Engine
Clutching Idle
Clutching Flat Idler \
PulleYAbove Belt Keeper
V-Idler
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For ease of service there
is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom of left footrest.
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
27
manual.)
Belt Keepers
_
Belt Twists
]
1__
_eltKeeper
Engine Pulley
_._:_
V-Idle r
As Viewed From Bottom
TO ADJUST MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT
Front wheel toe-in is required for proper
steering operation. Toe-in was set at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. If parts in the front axle or
steering mechanism have been replaced
or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if
necessary.
TO CHECK TOE-IN
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
If for any reason the motion control lever
will not hold its position while at a
selected speed, it may be adjusted at the
friction pack located on the right side of
chassis.
• Park tractor on level surface. Stop
tractor by turning ignition key to "OFF"
position and engage parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• While holding Iocknut, loosen jam nut
• Tighten Iocknut 1/4 turn.
• While holding Iocknut, tighten jam nut
securely.
NOTE: If for any reason the effort to
move the motion control lever becomes
too excessive, reverse the above
adjustment procedure by loosening
Iocknut 1/4 turn.
Road test tractor after adjustment and
repeat procedure if necessary.
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
• Position front wheels straight ahead.
• Measure distance between wheels at
front and rear of tires (dimensions "A"
and "B").
• Front dimension 'W' should be 1/8" to
1/4" less than rear dimension "B".
TOAD JUST TOE-IN
• Loosen jam nuts at adjustment
sleeves on tie rod.
• Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is
1/8" to 1/4" less than dimension "B".
• Tighten jam nuts securely.
FRONT WHEEL CAMBER
The front wheel camber is not adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has occurred
to affect the front wheel camber, contact
your nearest authorized service center/
department.
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See
"PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the
Operation section of this manual.
Locknut
Sleeves
Jam Nuts
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
FRONT WHEEL
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual,
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
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REAR WHEEL
• Block rear axle securely.
• Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
• Repair tire and reassemble. Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
NOTE= To seal tire punclures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local paris dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washer
Retaining
Axle
Cover
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATI'ERY
_, CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starling, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to stad other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
REPLACING
BA'I-rERY
CAUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or a
other object to contact both terminal
the same time. Before connecting b_
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connecte¢
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable t
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals i
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable tc
positive (+) battery terminal with h
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tight
securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
Close terminal access doom.
• Close hood.
Terminal
Access
Keps Nut _.
Hex
I tJ_'_'_Negative
.I _
Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
(|
BULl
• Raise hood,
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push
holder securely back into the hale
the backside of the grill.
29 " Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
ANDRELAYS
Looseor damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE
Headlight Wie
Connector
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. "fhe fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO ADJUST
SPRING
ATTACHMENT
LIFT
ENGINE
• While holding spring bushing with
wrench, loosen jam nut.
• Turn adjustment bolt clockwise to
extend spring and reduce lift effort for
heavier attachments.
• Turn adjustment bolt counterclockwise
for tighter attachments.
• Retighten jam nut against spring
bushing.
IMPORTANT: Do not adjust for maximum spring tension when using light
attachments such as a mower. Adjust lift
lever spdng to aid in lifting attachment.
Do not overpower spring. When removing attachment, always adjust spring
tension to its lowest position.
Adjustment Bolt
SpringBushing
Maintenance, repair, or replacement (
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be perform_
by any non-read engine repair establ
ment or individual. Warranty repairs n
be performed by an authorized engin
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset a
the factory and adjustment should no
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move thrc
control lever to fast position.
• Check that speed control lever is
against stop screw. If it is not, loose
casing clamp screw and pull thmttl_
cable until lever is against screw.
Tighten clamp screw securely.
0f\
Jam Nut
Idle Fuel Adjusting
Idle speed Adjusti
Attachment Lift
Spring
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• 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.
Thn
Cot
Cat:
Stop
Screw
3O
Clamp Screw
Choke Control C_
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary, check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (See "AIR F_LTER" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
• Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
PRELIMINARY SETTING • Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see "TO ADJUST
THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting
needle in (clockwise) closing it finger
tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 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.
• The high idle is set at the factory and
cannot be adjusted,
• Idle speed settina - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1200 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is
attained.
• Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise)
until engine speed decreases and
then turn out (counterclockwise)
approximately 3/4 turn to obtain the
best low speed performance.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if
necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fue_ adjusting needle
out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn.
Repeat test and continue to adjust, if
necessary, untit engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust-damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
eninge governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
settng 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.
Closed for Full
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been present at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles
out (countemlockwise) increases the
supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richer fuel/air mixture,
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more,
_, CAUTION: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure:
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, c_ean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage end wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
: Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN SATTERY
AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose or tank during s_orage.
Also, experience indicates that alcoho
blended fuels 9called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moist_
which leads to separation and formati(
of acids during storage. Acidic gas car
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
• Drain the fue[ tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until tr
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fue_ tank or
permanent damage may occur,
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fue_ stabilizer is an acceptabl
alternative in minimizing the formation
fuel gum deposits during storage. Ad(
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. Always follow the m
ratio found on stabilizer container. Rut
engine at least 10 minutes after addin_
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reac'
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas ta
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and repl_
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE"
the Maintenance
section of this manu,
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" positio
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one sea=
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your c
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in you
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoor
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retair
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plasti_
cannot breathe which allows conde,
sation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover" tractor wh
engine and exhaust areas are still
warm.
32
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
_ROBLEM
Nill not start
CAUSE
• Out offuel,
CORRECTION
• Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
I • Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery,
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
• Loose or damaged widng.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Enginewill not
turn over
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
• Attachment clutch is engaged,
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
• Corroded battery terminals.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Faulty ignition switch.
• Faulty solenoid or starter.
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section,
• Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
• Replace spark plug.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline
and replace fuel _ter,
• Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline,
• Check all wiring,
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments section.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loss of power
• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
• Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
• Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
33
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace air filter,
• Check oil leveVchange oil.
TROUBLESHOOTING
,
,,,_, ,
PROBLEM
Loss of power
Continued
CHART
CAUSE
* Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
• Water in fuel.
• Spark plug wire loose.
•
•
•
•
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
I• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damagedpart(s).
CORRECTION
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline
and replace fuel filter.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/fins.
• Clean/replace muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments section
• Contact an authorized
service center/depadment.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Enginecontinues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected,
contact an authorized service
center/department.
Poorcut-uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt,
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mower blades will • Obstruction in clutch
not rotate
mechanism.
Poor grass
discharge
• Remove obstruction.
• Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Engine speed too slow.
• Place throttle control in "FAST"
position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
34
• Replace idler pulley.
• Replace blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Worn,bentorlooseblade.
Poorgrass
discharge
(Contn)
Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working (if so
equipped)
Battery will not
charge
Loss of Drive
Engine "backfires"
Nhen turning
.=ngine"OFF"
CORRECTION
• 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".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
• Turn switch "ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Cheek/replace light switch.
• Check widng and connections
• Replace fuse.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
• Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Engine throttle control at
"SLOW" position for 30
seconds before stopping
engine,
• Move throttle control to not set
"SLOW" position and allow to
idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
35
• Replace alternator.
• Purge transmission.
NOTES
36
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B+AI
M+G+A1
B+S+AI
NONE
NONE
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ON+L
ON
OFF
_R_T_
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WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING
SHOULD
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BE
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HE.LIGHTS
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NON-REMOVABLE
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KEY pARr
NO. NO.
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
81
83
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166184
4152J
4014J
146686
106824X
73510400
170697
160784
163968
140403
170238
17720406
131563
145673
122822X
169416
141940
109748X
163996
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4
Tray, Battery
BOlt, 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
Holddown Battery Front Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness Asm Ught W/4152j
Bulb Ught #1156
Cable Battery 4 Ga 22" red
Cable Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
CableGround
Switch Plunger
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
ScrewThdCut
1/4-20xlF2TY23
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 15Amp
Switch, PTO
Protectlo_ Wire Loop
Relay, Asm.
Bulbholder Asm Incandescent SV
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
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100
102
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
23
24
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
40
42
43
44
45
47
50
150253
140506
73880700
163976
157882
17720408
145166
161023X558
160568
121794X
17060612
160564X558
19131312
74760616
73680600
17060616
145243X558
145244X558
145052
161419
161327
161326
142131
19111116
74780512
167287X558
136961
156111
72140608
136939
136940
154913
17490608
152728
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
RaiI,FrameRH
Orawbar, GT
Nut, CrownLOCk 7/16-14Unc
DashYTGT2Cyl
Dash, LowerVgtOnePiece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Supped, Battery
Hoodasm.,PntYTGT
Lens Asm headlight Bar
Cover, Access
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Gdlle
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ca.
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
NutCrownlock3/8-16Unc
Screw 3/6-16xl.5
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
SaddleHydro
Brace, Supt 1-pc VGT Steering
Bracket, Pivot Chassis LH
Bracket, PIvot Chassis RH
Bracket, EnglneBupportrear
Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ca.
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4
FenderPnt
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Suppodaxle/Engine
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Bracket, SpnsnFrontLh
Bracket, SpnsnFrontRh
Bracket, Asm., susp Chassis Rh
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bracket, Chassis Front
52 73680500
56 154914
58 137113
60 17490620
63 19131614
68 17490508
70 137159
84 142992
86 74760716
90 11050600
91 170755
95 105531X
98 140503
99 140871
100 71673
101 17490628
102 STD624003
103 142273
106 138776
122 161464
130 164863
138 163975)(428
139 161330
140163806
141 163805
142 161897
144 161900
145 19131414
147 162967
149 164655
150 161237
NOTE:
41
DESCRIPTION
Nut CrOwnlock 5/t 6-18 Unc
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh
Bracket asm., Fender
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ca.
Screw Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2
Guide, Belt Mid Span
Stop Over Center Mower
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 Uric x 1
Washer, Lock Ext. Tooth 3/8
Rail, Frame Lh
Push Nut, Nylon
Bracket Skid Chassis
Rod By Pass
Cap Brake Parking Rod
Screw thdrol 3/8-t6 x 1-3/4
Retainer, Spring
Lock, By Pass
Bolt 5/16-18 TT
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo 13-16 x 3/4
Cup Holder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-15 TT
Magnet YTGT
Striker Plate Stealth YTGT
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Washer Flat 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ca.
Fastener Nut Pal
Extrusion Bumpers
Duct Heat Hood
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
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GROUND
DRIVE
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GROUND
DRIVE
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
2
3
5
6
7
9
15
17
20
22
23
28
29
30
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
46
47
48
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
61
64
_5
66
67
68
69
70
71
Key 1/4 x 2.5
WasherThrustAxleHarden
NutCrownlock3!6-16
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
WheelHubAsrn.
BoltHub
Washer13!32 x13/16 x16 Ga,
SpringRodBrake
NutHexJamToplockl/2-20
ShaftArmAsm
Knsio
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16
BrakeRod
Washer13!32xlx16Ga
RingE
CapPlunger
RodParkingBrake
SpringDriveGround
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga,
Nyliner
Screw Fin #10-24 x1
ActuatorlntedockSwltch
Nut Lock #10-24 Unc
GoverPedal
RetainerSpring
ClutchRod
Bolt Cardage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr, 5
PolleyldlerFlat
NutCrownlock3/6-16Unc
Pulley fdlerGrooved
WasherHaddened
ClutchArmAsm
Beadng, ldler
V-Belt
PollePjTransaxle
Shaft Asm Brake Parking Clutoh
BoltShoulder
WasherHardened
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pin Roll
Washer
Console Hydro Fender
Plate Console Shift
7070E
7563R
STD541437
STD561210
140507
140080
STD551037
140921
73940800
156103
130564
STD541237
140494
19131616
120(X)053
71673
137648
149412
121749X
150035
74321016
5304J
73661000
8883R
145170
138228
72110612
131494
STD541437
139123
207J
161590
105706X
140218
140488
154752
67609
140296
19131312
5142H
123800X
164892X428
151179
KEY PARr
NO. NO.
72 STD541431
73 74490548
74 142432
76 140481
77 74760716
79 72110505
80 140484
81 17060612
82 150586
83 140479
84 140490
85 17541020
86 140462
87 140491
88 161592
89 73680700
90 140489
91 17490644
92 74760520
93 140502
94 133835
96 141103
98 141004
99 17060624
100 126881X
101 156106
104 140480
105 17580408
106 142918
107 154739
108 142917
109 140929
111 156240
112 156104
113 73220700
115 123405X
116 73900500
117 73900600
11873800500
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163198
NOTE:
43
DESCRIPllON
Nut CrOwnlock 5/16-18
Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 x 3 Gr. 5
Screw, Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2
Bracket Transaxle
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1
Bolt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bracket Torque RH
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Mount Torque/Fan
Strap Torque Mid
Spacer
Screw #10-24 x 1-1/4
Fan 7" Hydro
Adapter Fan
Pulley Idler
Nut, Crownlock 7/16-14
Keeper Belt
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 2-3/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 1,75
Link Shift Asm
Fastner Christmas Tree
Washer Nickel Plated
Bracket Shift
Screw 3/6-16 x 1/2
Washer Compression
Washer Bellville
Bracket Idler
Screw Tap 1/4/20 x 1/2
O- Ring Asm, Hydro Gear
Line Fuel Hydro
GapVent
Spring Return Brake
Spacer Shift Lever VGTH
Washer Nylon High Temp
Nut Hex ASF 7/16-14 UNC
Keeper Belt Gnd Dr
Nut Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18
Nut Lock Fig, 3/8-16 UNC
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins 5/1 6-18 U NC
PL
Transaxle Hydro
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
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STEERING
KEY pART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
6
6
7
6
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
159944X428
137694
6855M
161849
161848
6266H
121748X
12060029
121232X
74781044
136518
73901000
121749x
STD551137
STD541537
145103
137347
137155
156011
163887
159945
155105
152927
74780616
159946X428
3366R
17060612
104239X
120000034
138136
19111610
STD551131
74760512
138059
137156
73360600
109850X
73700600
109851X
155246
174go508
160135
19132411
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
WheelSteedng
Axle Asm Fr
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
WasherThfust .75 x 1.230
Washer 25/32 X 1-5/6 X 16 Ga
Ring Klip #t5304-76
Cap Spindle Fr Top BIk
Bolt Fin Hex 5/6-11 X 2-3/4
Spacing Beadng Axle Front
Nut Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Washer LoCk Hvy H¢cl Spr 3/8
Nut, Lock Center 3/6-24 UNF
Shah Asm Stedng
Rod Asm Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 36-40)
Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt
Suppod asm Steedng Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter, WheeISteering
Bushing, Strg. SIk
Screw
BoltFinHex
3/8-16x1Gr.
5
Cap, Wheel Steehng
Bearing Col Strg BIk
Screw 3/8-16 x75
Beadng, F(ange
Ring, Klip truarc #5304-75
Bushing, Nyliner Snap
Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Washer LoCk Hvy HlCl Spr 5116
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steedng
Tie Rod
Jam Nut RH Thread
Joint Asm Ball Rh thread
Jam Nut LH Thread
Joint Asm Ball LH Thread
Bracket Switch IntedoCk VGT 97
Screw Thdro( 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Extension, Steering
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga.
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
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NO. NO.
1
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2
5
7
9
9
10
11
12
15
16
17
18
19
161063
13200300
151396
121361X
150628
105432
140923
143996
151346
109227X
106C62X
161493
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20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
164(;67
164863
164415
STD551237
73920600
3645J
139277
7834R
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Engine (See Breakdown)
Kohler Model No. CV22-75534
Muffler Side
Elbow Bid 90 Degree 3/8-19 Npt
Muffler Asm Guard
Pulley V-Idler
Keeper asm. Belt Engine
Bushing
Clutch Electric
Pulley Engine VGT 3,50 Yt/Gt 96
Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 Yt/Gt 96
Spacer, Pad
Spacer, Pad
CapAsm Fuel w/Gauge
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine
Breakdown)
ControlThrot
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
ControlChoke
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Nut Kepe 3/8-24 UN F
Bushing
Stem Tank Fuel
Fuel Line
29
35
37
38
39
40
41
132920
100105(X]
123487X
17060620
17490636
17490664
126197X
42
43
45
47
48
51
55
64
65
69
74
78
80
STD551143
150280
73510400
142040
19132007
161231
13280336
17060612
19131614
24-041-02
162295
164323
M73030800
NOTE:
46
DESCRIPTION
Spark Arrester Kit
Washer Split
Clamp Hose BIk
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Screw 17 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Unc
Screw TT 3/8-16 4 Unc
Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x
.250
Washer Lock 7/16
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4-1/4 Ga, 5
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Spacer Engine
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 7 Ga.
Manifold Pipe VGT
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
GasketKohlerCV18-CV26
Elbow Street Brass
Shield Muffler Stealth CV VGT
Nut Flange M8-1.26 Non-Lk Z]nk
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches I inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.273080
SEAT ASSEMBLY
14_.
jlO
i
22
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
140124
140'551
140675
127018X
145006
STD541437
124181X
150176
155925
121246X
121248X
72050412
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720
Strap Fender
bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Clip Push-In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 w/Seres
Pan Seat
Bracket Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20 x1-1/2
KEY pART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Spacer Split
SpdngCprsn
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12
Knob, Seat
Cap, Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18BIk
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
121249X
123740)(
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
STD541431
NOTE:
47
All component dimensions given in U. S,
Inches 1 Inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273080
MOWER DECK
-+
' "\il
20
48
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.273080
MOWER
DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
3
5
6
156948
138457
STB62.4(_8
I_32
8
9
10
850857
STD551137
140296
11
12
13
157033
152443
129895
137553
14
15
16
16
19
137152
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
145055
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
149287
110452X
166883
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153531
137266
144945
17490628
36
37
STD051037
131494
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
DeckWeldment
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
RetainerSpdng
Arm, Suspension, Rear (Sway
Bar)
Bclt, Patched 3/8-24 xl-1/4Gr. 8
Washer, Lock Hv,/. Un,olated 3/8
Washer, HardBlade, Mower
Vented
Blade, 46' High Performance
Btade,46" Mu(ch{ng
Beadng, BalI, Mandrel#6204
ShaftAsm. w/LowerBearlng
(Includes Key NO. 12)
Housing,Mandrel
Bearing,Bali, Mandrel
Stripper.MowerRound
Bog, Carriage 5/16-15x5/8
Bo4t, Hex Head, Shoulder 6/1618
Baffle, Vortex Mower 46"
Nut, CrOwnlock 5/16-18UNC
Stiffiner, Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Steeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
DeflectorMower
Washer 11/32x6/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinnge
Screw, Thdroll Washer Hd
Washer, SpacerMowerVented
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16
Anchor, Spdng Deck 46'
Screw, Thdroll 3/6-16xl-3/4
Tytt
Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga.
Pu{ley, t_er, Rat
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
156086
144917
137273
17060620
156723
144949
133943
145059
137729
144959
148763
STD541437
72110612
51 153390
52 156493
72 19131616
101 145579
10271161016
103 STD551110
104 19061216
105 160793
1(36 2029J
116 137644
117 133957
116 73930600
119 19121414
126 144948
127146763
1 66209
--
143651
NOTE:
49
DESCRIPTION
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Pulley, Idler, Driven
Spring, Secondary 44/46/50
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Spacer, Retainer
Arm, Idler Secondary
Washer, Hardened
Cover, Mandrel Deck
Screw, Thdroll. 1/4-20 x 5/8
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
V-Belt, Mower, Pdmary
Nut, CrOwnlock 6/8-16 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/;
5
Washer Felt
Pulley Idler Flat 46 PRI drive
Washer 13/32 x 16 Ga.
Cover, Mulching
Screw
Washer, LOck #10
Washer
Latch Asm. Mulch/Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bolt, Shoulder
Gauge Wheel, Wide
Nut, Centedeck 3/8-16 UNC
Washer 3/8 x 7/6 x 14 Ga.
Arm, _d_er, Primary Deck 46'
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Dim.
Deck Complete (Std. Deck-(
separately mulcher plate aru
gauge wheel components K*
Nos. 101-106 and 116-116)
Mandrel Asm 44"/50" Se fvic_
_ncludee Key NO.S 8-10, 12
31 and 33)
All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER
917.273080
LIFTASSEMBLY
12
16
12
15
_;i
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
121006X
159187
159189
12000022
19292016
71100624
125631X
122365X
122364X
2876H
146704
163552
139868
140302
STD541437
674A247
STD541237
143363
STD551(_7
5328J
STD523710
127218
20
19
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Rod Asm. Lever
Shaft Asm Uft Vgt
Lever asm Lift Rh
E Rlng#5133-87
Washer 29/32 X 1-1/4 X 16 Ga,
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uric x 1/2 BIk
GdpHandle
Button Plunger Red
Plunger, Button
Spdng 2-1/8,,
Link Lift
Retainer Spdng
Arm Suspension Rear
Beadng Pivot Spherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Spdng Asm. Asr_st Lift
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Bracket Spdng Assist
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Unk Front
23
24
25
26
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
STD624008
73350800
130171
73680600
150233
110607X
191_1016
137150
STD560907
137167
138057
155097
123935X
17060516
73540600
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
7335(To(X)
18
DESCRIPTION
Retainer Spring
Nut Jam Hex 1/2.13 Unc
Trunnion
Nut Crownlock 1/2-13unc
Trunnion, Inf Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spdng, Compression Inf Hgt
Pin Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adjust Lift
Knob Inf. 3/8-16
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10Ga.
Scale Indicator Height
Nut Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
Nut Hex Jam 3/5-16 Uric
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgtvenin U. S.
inches 1 inch= 25/4 mm
50
TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.273080
DECALS
17
18
13
17
25
22
KEy PART
NO, NO.
1 164094
2 149516
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
12
2O
171702
171703
140837
133644
164760
164884
163204
156439
4900J
146790
171812
KEY PART
NO. NO.
14 160397
16 133179
17 163266
18 164065
19 138047
20 171705
22 142342
23 106202X
25 163230
- - 138311
DESORIPTiON
Decal Dash
Decal Batten/DNGR/PSN
ENG
Asm
Decal Hood RH Craftsman
Decal Hood LH Craftsman
Decal Brake Parking Saddle
Decal Maintenance
Decal Engine
Decal Blower Hsng Kohl
Decal, Fender Craftsman
Decal Fender Danger
Decal Clutch/Brake
Decal V-Beft Dr Sch
Decal RPLC
- -- -
KEY PART
NO. NO.
WHEELS AND TIRES
4
7
157199X428
171688
171689
10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
59192
65139
106228X427
8134H
106230X
278H
9040H
8
9
10
11
12
--
104757X
105588X
7154J
106277X427
_
144334
9
8
NOTE:
51
20
DESCRIPTK)N
Decal V-Belt Schem
Decal Mower
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Insert Strg
Decal Battery
Decal Side Panel GT
Decal Dmwbar CNTRL
Reflectro, Taillight
Decal Fender Auto Trans
Decal Handle Lit Height Adjust
(Lift Handle)
Pad Footrest
Owner's Manual, English
OwnersManual,Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
RimAsm Front
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Tire, Front
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel _ly)
Bearing Flange (front Wheel
Only)
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Tire Rear
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
RimAsm Rear
Fitting Grease
Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz, Tube)
All component dimensions given in U. S
inches 1 Inch = 25/4 mm
TRACTOR
- MODELNUMBER917.273080
TRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
222-3010L
KIEYPAFrr
NO. NO.
1
2
7
16
20
21
22
33
35
36
37
38
164591
164592
153765
142876
142877
142878
142879
142929
142880
142882
142883
142884
39
40
41
42
43
45
46
47
49
63
64
142885
142886
142887
142888
142889
142890
142891
142892
153766
142894
150818
65
67
68
69
70
71
142897
142898
142899
142900
142901
142g_2
KEYPART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Assembly, Housing, LH
Assembly, Housing, RH
Oil Seal .984 x 1.5 x .25
Brake Shaft Assembty
Axle Mounting Horn Asm.
Washer 1.0 x 1/83 x .08
Washer 1.6 x 2.06 x .09
Brake Yoke Assembly
Brake Arm
Puck Plate
Brake Puck
Washer
7/80.D.
x 7/16 x .060
Nut, Castle 5/16-24
Cotter Pin
Brake Actuating Pin
Hi Pro Key
Spacer
Brake Disc
Bolt 1/4-20x 1-1/2
Bolt 1/4-20x 1
Differential Assembly
Dowel Pin
Reduction Gear,
14 Teeth to 38 Teeth
Finai Ddve Pinion Assembly
Jackshaft
O-Ring
Washer 5/8 X 1-5/32
Washer 7/8 X 1-1/2
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3.5
72
73
74
76
77
78
79
81
82
89
91
95
96
103
104
106
108
109
110
111
112
153767
142904
142995
142907
142908
142909
153768
142910
142911
142912
153769
142914
153770
142916
142917
142918
142919
142920
142921
150820
150623
113
117
123
124
129
150821
150_22
150824
150825
153771
DESCRIPTION
Locknut, Hex 5/16-16
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2
Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Shoulder Bolt
Freewheel Actuating Arm
Oil Seal .625 x 1.0 x .25
Grease (10 oz. Tube)
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18x 1-3/4
Bolt 5/16-18 x 4-1/2
Filter, Spin On
Pump,BDU-10L-122
Plug, Straight Thread
60 i 7/18 SAE x 5/16 Ftttlng
Washer
Vent Cap Assembly
FISthg O-Ring Assembly
ControlArm
Set Screw
Fitter Head
Hose 1/2"
Fitting, 1/2" Beaded 90 i 7/8
SAE
Fitting, 1/2" Beaded 60 i 9/16
Fitting, 1/2" Beaded 90 i 9/16
O Ring
Pinch Clamp
Spdng, Long
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
52
given in U.S. inches
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.273080
TRANSAXLE PUMP-MODEL
NUMBER 222-3010L
63
_47
KEYP/_r
NO. NO.
DESCR_N
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
12
13
14
15
17
19
21
22
23
Shaft, Pump
Ring, Retaining
Bearlng, Ball
Spacer
Seal, Lip
Ring, Retaining
Bearing, Cradle
Seal, Lip
Arm,Trunnion
Guide, Slot
Housing Kit, Transmission
Beadng, Thrust, Ball
Center Section Kit
Seal, Lip
Shaft, Motor
Washer, Block Thrust
144569
122716X
122745X
122715X
122700X
122699X
122767X
122717X
t 22748X
122749X
144571
122770X
153801
122722X
144573
142978
43
53
KEYpART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
25
32
37
38
42
43
44
47
53
60
62
63
64
67
--
Swashplate, Vadab_e
Block AsSembly
Pin, StainleSS, Headless
Gasket, Center Section
Check Valve Kit
Check Valve Kit
Charge Relief Kit
Screw, Socket Head, Cap
Bypass Valve Kit
Block Spring
O-Ring
Charge Pump Kit
Gerotor Assembly
Screw, Socket Head, Cap
Pump Assembly, Complete
127148X
142938
122786X
122718X
144578
144578
144579
122752X
127153)(
142977
144581
144582
144583
144584
153769
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MUUEL
NU M BER 917.273080
NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
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TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER917,273080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
HEADNALV_BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1.
24-033_3-S
2.
3.
4.
24-041-23-S
24-096-59°S
M_o45020-S
5.
6.
7,
5,
9,
10.
X-75-23-S
25-351-01-S
24-755-66-S
24-411-05-B
24-041-40-S
24-318-12-S
DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gasket
(Includes 2,3)
Gasket, breather
Cover, breather
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20
(4)
Plug, allen hd, 1/8"
Lifter, valve (4)
Kit, valve train (Includes 8,11,12)
Rod, push (4)
Gasket, cylinder head (2)
Head assembly, #2 cylinder
PART
NO.
1.
2.
24-032-01-S
3.
4.
5.
24-294-13-S
12-380-17oS
24-067-13-S
24-067o14-S
24-874-O9-S
6.
24-874-10-S
14. 24-086-44-S
15. 24-755-74-S
16,
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
24-153-16-S
24-086-32-S
24-445-01-S
24-016_1-S
24_)16-02-S
24-017-01-S
24-017-02-S
24-032-05-S
235011-S
24-089_2-S
12-173-01-S
12-755-03-S
24-318-11-S
27, 24-755-76-S
Arm, rocker (4)
Pivot, rocker arm (4)
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34
(4)
Screw, hex. flange M10xl,5x90
(8)
Kit, valve cover - plain
(Includes 16,17)
O-Ring
Screw, shoulder (4)
Strap, lifting
Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2)
Valve, exhaust (.25) (2)
Valve, intake (Std,) (2)
Valve, Intake (.25) (2)
Seal, valve stem (2)
Retainer, spring (4)
Spring, valve (4)
Cap, valve spring (4)
Kit, retainer (4)
Headassembly, #1 cylinder
31. 24-44_02-S
32. 24-126-44-S
Kit, valve cover - breather
(Inoi.16,17,28)
Grommet, rubder
Kit, breather separator
(Includes 28,30-33)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
(2)
Strap, breather
Bracket, breather separator
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
Spacer
Fitting
Hose, breather
Hose, breather
Clamp, hose (2)
28. 25-313-02-S
29. 24-755-57-S
30.
M-545016-S
24-112-12-S
24-294-,06-S
24-326-13-S
24-326-14-S
x_.26-9-S
Seal, oil front
Crankcase
(USE: MinitYock )
Fitting
Pin, dowel locating (6)
Connecting Rod (Std.) (2)
Connecting Rod (.25) (2)
Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2)
(Includes 7,8)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25) (2)
24-874-11-S
24-874-15-S
24-108-08-S
24-108-09-S
24-108-10-S
8. 24-018-01-S
9. 12-422-09-S
12-422-13-S
12-422-07-S
12-422-08-S
12-422-10-S
12-422-11-S
12-422-12-S
10. 24-010-06-S
Piston w/Ring Set (.50) (2)
Kit, piston w/deg set (,08)
Ring Set (Std.) (2)
Ring Set (.25) (2)
Ring Set (.50) (2)
Retainer, piston pin (4)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft
Shim, camshaft (A.R,)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Camshaft (Includes 11,12)
t 1.
12.
13.
14.
24-089-35-S
24-089-34-S
52-139-09-S
M-0545010-$
Spdeg, ACR (Heavy)
Spdeg,ACR (Light)
Plug, cup
Screw, hex. flange M5xO.Sxl0
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
24-018-O4-S
24-402-05-S
12-153-01-S
24-126-19-S
12-123-04-S
M-545016-S
12o153..02-S
24A_38-04-S
7.
11, 25-186_1 -S
12. 24-599-01-S
13. M-640034-S
DESCRIPTION
(2)
23. 24-755-46-S
Retainer, reed (2)
Reed, breather (2)
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Bracket, oil fill tube
Tube, oil fill
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx16
O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
Dipstick assembly (Includes
23,24)
Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 24)
24.
25.
26.
27.
O-Ring, dipstick
Pin, hitch
Washer, plain6 mm
Seal, governorcrossshaft
12-153-03-S
12-380-04-S
M-631005-S
12-032-01-S
28. X-25-102-S
29. 24-144-01-S
Washer, plain1/4"
Shaft,governorcross
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.273080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
IGNITION/CHARGING
BLOWER
KEY
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1.
54-755-15-S
2.
3.
4.
5.
6,
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
M-403025-S
X-25-92-S
24-112-04.S
25-086-47-S
24-157_]3-S
12-086-14-S
12-468-03-S
X-42-15-$
24.025-04.S
25-403-O3-S
X-25-92-$
24.086-18-S
23661)2-S
54-755-09-S
16.
17.
18.
19,
20.
21,
12-132-06-S
M-548025-S
48-154.02-S
X-25-63-S
24-554.01-S
M-545020-S
24, 2-351-73-S
NOTILLUSTRATED
24-126-71-S
X-22-1 t-S
24-176-79-S
25-518-28-S
24.113-18-S
12-454.03-S
Kit, grass screen
(Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18)
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4)
Washer, plain 5/16" (4)
spacer, grass screen (4)
BOlt, shoulder (4)
Fan
Screw, bex. ttange MlOxl,Sx46
Washer, plain 3/8".
Key
Rywbael
Rectifier-regulator
Wasbar, platn 3/16" (2)
Screw, phillips hd. 11 -t 6x7/8 (2)
Connector (3 contact)
Kit, 15 amp stator
(Includes 24 126 71 )
Spark Plug (2)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0 8x25 (2)
Clip,cable
Washer, plain 1/4"
Mobule,ignition(2)
Screw, hex flange
M5xO,Sx20 (4)
Clip, cable
HOUSING
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1.
24-027-2g-s
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14,
15.
24-1CO-O1-S
24.100-02-S
25-139-16-S
M-545020-S
M-0545016-S
M-0551016-S
M-0645016-S
24.146-16-S
24.146-20-S
24.063-20-S
24.(To3-14-S
24-063-30-S
24.063-23-S
M-545010-S
HouSin0, blower (Includes 2
(Incl. M-0545010 & 24 063
Nut, plastic (3)
Nut, plastic (2)
Plug, button 9/16"
Screw, bax. flange MSx0.8>
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8>
Screw, hex. flar_ge M5xO.8>.
Screw, hex. flange M6xt .0x
Plate, backing - # 2 side
Plate, backing - # 1 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 ek
13affle, valley - #2 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# t sk
Balfte, valley - # t side
Screw. hex. flange M5x0.8x
NOTILLUSTRATED
24-09666-S
24-086-06-S
AIR
KEY
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
3.
24-164_6-S
M-651055-S
24.041-01-S
Manifold, intake
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.Ox
Gasket, intake manifold (2)
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11,
12.
13.
14.
24-041-14-S
24.094-'_8-S
24-041-13-S
24-109-09-S
24-083-05-S
24-083-03-S
231032-S
24-096_01-S
12-100"g1"S
24-096-73"S
54-755_1-S
Gasket, air cleaner base
Base, air cleaner
Gasket, fuel spitback cup
Cup, fuel spitback
precleaner, element
Element, air cleaner
Seal,breather
Cover, inner air cleaner
Wing NUt
Cover, air cleaner
Kit, knob with seal
(Includes 15 & 16)
Knob, cover
O-Ring
15. 25-341_)3-S
16. 24-153-15-S
NOTE:
All component
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
57
Cover, control
Screw, pl_lllips hd, 11-16x3/,
INTAKE/FILTRATION
NO,
Bracket, stator wire
Washer, rock 1/4"
Harness, widng
Lead, black (rect.-reg. 5" o 12
gauge
insulated gdp barrel eyelets)
Decal, grass screen
Tie,wire
& BAFFLES
dimensions
given
in U.S.
TRACTOR-
MODEL NU MBER 917.273080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
STARTING SYSTEM I
ENGINE CONTROLS I
1/_"
5
_
7-Q
!
OIL PAN LU B RICATION J
1%
o_tt
O"'J
3
58
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TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.273080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
STARTING
KEY
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
SYSTEM
PART
NO.
M-839070-S
24-096-05-S
M/839080-S
12-468-01-S
25-098-05-S
12-2,?.1-01-S
12-227-13-S
12-211-01-S
12-755-54-S
12-227-06-S
12-170-05-S
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70
Cover, pinion
Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x80
Washer, plain 11/82' (3)
Starter, (Includes 6-11)
Kit, brush
Cap
Bolt, thru (2)
Kit, drive
Cap, drive end
Armature
CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
M-642025-S
24-090-14-S
M-641060-S
24-089"01 -S
25-t 58-08-S
24-079"04-S
25"158-11-S
M-547050-S
24-089_03-S
24-126-56-S
M-645016-S
12. 12-237-01-S
13. 24-086..43-S
14.
15.
16.
17,
18,
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24-09(TO7-S
24-468-01-S
24-089-18-S
M-446030-S
24-090-13-S
M-545020-S
24-089/81 -S
24_090-05-S
41-468-03-S
M-403025-S
24. 24-079-05-S
NOTILLUS'n_ATED
M-545016-S
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
ENGINE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
1,
2.
3.
4,
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10,
11,
12,
13.
14,
15.
16,
17,
18,
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25
Lever, governor
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0
Spdng, linkage
Bushing, linkage retaining
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
Nut, hex. lock M5x0.8
Spdng, choke return
Bracket, control
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16
(4)
Clamp, cable (2)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
(2)
Lever, thorttle actuator
Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3)
Spring, governor
Nut, hex M4x0.7
Lever, throttle control
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx20
Spdng, throttle limiter
Lever, choke
Washer, sphng 1/4"
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x2.5
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
M-645025-S
M_31005-S
24-199-07-S
24-393-08-S
24-123_5-S
24-162-26-S
24-043-12-S
12-380_1 -S
52-448-02-S
12-144-02-S
24-153-08-S
X-75-32-S
24-136-01-S
52-050-02-S
52-032-08-S
24-086-17-S
24-086-16-S
X-75-10-S
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 (2)
Washer, plain 6 mm (2)
Pan, oil assembly
(Includes 1,2,&4-10)
Oil pump assembly (Includes 5)
Tube, oil pickup
Screen, oil
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(Includes 8)
Pin, governor regulating
Tab, locking
Shaft, governor gear
O-Ring
Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8'
Nipple, oil filter
Filter, oil
Seal, oil (PTO end)
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x45
Screw, hex. flange MSx1.25x45 (9)
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8' N.P.T.F.
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
Linkage, choke
Screw, hex. flange M5XO.8X16
(Goes into 24-126-56 as a
positive throttle stop)
59
given In U.S, inches
TRACTOR -- MODEL NU MBER 917.273080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
CRANKSHAFT
I
EXHAUST I
-1
FUELSYSTEM
2
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9
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1
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9
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13
60
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.273080
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV22, TYPE NUMBER 75534
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
1.
2.
PART
NO.
24-014-72-S
52-139-09-S
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
1.
2.
--
PART
NO.
2€-041-02-S
25-g72-04-S
24 755103-S
1.
24-853-61-S
2
3.
24-041-15-S
24-353-61-S
DESCRIPTION
Gasket, exhaust (2)
Stud, MSx1.25x33 (4)
Gasket Set
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
7,
8.
9.
10,
11.
12.
13,
14.
15.
M-629095-S
M-641060-S
Kit. carburetor w/gaskets
(InCludes 2-4)
Gasket, carburetor
Carburetor assembly (For
information only not
available separately)
Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2)
Nut, hex. flange M6xl .g (2)
47-154-01-S
52-353-22-S
X-426-9-S
24-686-12-S
24-393-16-S
24-100-01-S
24-353-63-S
15-353-04-S
24-050_02-S
Clip, cable
Line, fuel 12" (2)
Clamp, hose (6)
Screw, hex. cap. M6x1.7x18
Pump, fuel - pulse
Nut, plastic (2)
Line, Fuel 10 5/8"
Line, fuel 11- 1,,2"
Filter, fuel
(2)
NOTE: All componentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25,4 mm
61
62
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
GUIDE
I
t
_
_U_
/_
greater
never
the face.
Make
Operate than
your 15°),
Tractor
up across
and down
the face
of turns
slopes gradu(not
ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
sl°
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