Owner's Manual JCRRFTSMRN'J 20.0 HP ELECTRIC START 46" MOWER AUTOMATIC GARDEN TRACTOR EZ 3 Model No. 917.272960 • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance • Repair Parts This product has € low emission engine which Operates differently from prey ous y built engines. Before you start the engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual. CAUTION: For answers to your questions Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before about this product, Call: operating Sears Craftsman Help Line 5 am - 5 pro, Mon- Set this equipment. 1-800-659-5917 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications.......................... 5 Assembly .............................................. 7 Operation ............................................ 12 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19 Maintenance ....................................... 19 Service and Adjustments ....................23 Storage ...............................................31 Troubleshooting ................................. 92 Repair Parts ........................................ 36 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman ddingequipmentto your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters, • Tire replacementor repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps,or glass. • Repairs necessarybecause of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the dding equipment,impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,or over speedingthe engine. • Repairs necessarybecause of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electricaland 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 maintainthe equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system)cleaningor repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel shouldbe used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. LIMITED 90 DAYWARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) daysfrom date of purchase,if any batteryincludedwith this riding equipmentprovesdefectivein materialor workmanshipand our testingdeterminesthe batterywillnot holda charge, Sears willreplacethe batteryat no charge. Warranty serviceis availablefree of charge by takingyourCraftsmanddingequipmentto your nearestSears Service Center. In-home warrantyserviceis availablebut a trip charge willapply.This warrantyappliesonlywhilethis productis in the United States. To locatethe nearest sears servicecenter or to schedulein-homewarrantyservice, simplycontactsears at 1-800-4-my-home This Warrantygives you specificlegal rights,and you may also have other rightswhich may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT: This cuttingmachine is can resultin severe injuryor death. All capable of amputatinghands and feet slopesrequireextra caution.If you cannot and throwingobjects.Failureto observe back up the slopeor if you feel uneasyon the following safety instructionscould it, do not mowit. DO: resultin serious injuryor death. GENERAL OPERATION • Mow up and down slopes,not across. • Read, understand,and follow all • Remove obstaclessuch as rocks,tree instructionsin the manualand on the limbs,etc. machinebefore starting. • Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven • Only allowresponsibleadults, who are terrain could overturnthe machine. Tall familiar with the instructions,to operate grasscan hide obstacles. the machine. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so • Clear the area of objectssuch as recks, that you willnot have to stop or shift toys, wire, etc., whichcould be picked while on the slope. • Followthe manufacturer'srecommenup and thrownby the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other dationsfor wheel weightsor counterpeople before mowing.Stop machineif weightsto improvestability. anyoneenters the area. • Use extra care with grasscatchersor • Never carry passengers. other attachments.These can change • Do not mow in reverse unlessabsolutethe stabilityof the machine. ly necessary.Always look down and • Keep all movementon the slopesslow behindbefore and while backing. and gradual. Do not make sudden • "Be aware of the mower discharge changes in speed or direction. directionand de not point it at anyone. • Avoidstartingor stoppingon a slope. If Do not operate the mower without tires lose traction,disengagethe blades eitherthe entiregrass catcher or the and proceedslowlystraightdown the guard in place. slope. DO NOT: • Slow down before turning. • Never leave a runningmachine • Do notturn on slopesunlessnecesunattended.Alwaysturn off blades,set sary, and then, turnslowlyand gradualparkingbrake, stop engine,and remove ly downhill,if possible. keys before dismounting. • Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches,or • Turn off bladeswhen not mowing. embankments.The mower could • Stop engine before removinggrass suddenlyturn over if a wheel is over the catcheror uncloggingchute. edge of a cliffor ditch,or ifan edge • Mow only in daylightor good artificial caves in. light. • Do not mowon wet grass. Reduced • Do not operate the machine while tractioncould cause sliding. underthe influenceof alcoholor drugs. • Donottrytostabilizethemachineby • Watch for trafficwhen operatingnear or puttingyourfoot on the ground. crossingroadways. • Do not use grass catcheron steep • Use extra care when loadingor slopes. unloadingthe machineintoa traileror CHILDREN truck. Tragic accidentscan occurif the operator • Data indicatesthat operators,age 60 is not alert to the presenceof children. years and above, are involvedin a Childrenare often attractedto the large percentage of ridingmowermachineand the mowingactivity.Never related injuries.These operatorsshould assumethat childrenwill remain where evaluate their abilityto operate the you lastsaw them. ridingmower safely enoughto protect • Keep childrenout of the mowingarea themselvesand othersfrom serious and underthe watchfulcare of another injury. responsibleadult. SLOPE OPERATION • Be alert and tum machineoff if children Slopes are a majorfactor relatedto lossenter the area. of-controland tipoveraccidents,which 3 • Before andwhenbacking, lookbehind anddownforsmall children. • Never carry children.They may fall off and be seriouslyinjuredor interfere with safe machine operation. • Never allow childrento operate the machine. • Use extra care when approaching blind corners,shrubs,trees, or otherobjects that may obsGurevision. SERVICE • Use extra care in handlinggasoline and otherfuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approvedcontainer. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.Allow engine to cool before refueling.Do not smoke. - Never refuelthe machine indoors. - Never storethe machineor fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Never run a machine insidea closed area, • Keep nuts and bolts, especiallyblade attachmentbolts,tightand keep equipmentin good condition. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing, • Never carry chiktren. 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 tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operationregulady. • Keep machinefree of grass,leaves, or other debrisbuild-up.Clean oil or fue_ spillage.Allow machineto cool before storing. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you strikean object. Repair,if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catchercomponentsare subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, whichcould expose movingpartsor allow objectsto be thrown.Frequently check componentsand replace with manufacturer's recommendedparts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharpand can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves,and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operationfrequently. Adjustand service as required. • Remove obstaclessuch as rocks,tree limbs,etc. • Watch for holes, ruts,or bumps. Uneven terrain couldoverturnthe machine.Tail grasScan hide obstacles. • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you willnot haveto stopor shift while on the slope. • Avoidstartingor stoppingon a slope. If tires lose traction,disengagethe blades and proceed slowlystraight downthe slope. • It machinestopswhile goinguphill, disengageblades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopesunlessnecessaw, and then, turnslowlyand graduallydownhill,if possible. 4 _lLLook for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!H BECOMEAWARE!!! YOUR ,_FETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark g. P_CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE CAPACITY AND TYPE: OILTYPE _PI-SF/SG/SH): OILCAPACITY: 3.5 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR SAE 10W30 (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (BELOW 32°F) W/FILTER: 4.5PINTS WiO FILTER: 4.0PINTS SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION .3AP: .030") RC12YC GROUND SPEED FORWARD: 5.8 (MPH): TIRE PRESSURE: REVERSE: FRONT: REAR: 2.1 14 PSI 10 PSI CHARGING SYSTEM: 15AMPS @ 3600RPM BATTERY: AMP/HR: 35 MIN. CCA: 280 CASE SIZE:U1R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. A_I,CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor, Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope, Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous, Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of Y_Uwrtractor. ARNING: The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department, We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor, Please read and retain this manual, The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor propedy, Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's rrtanual. _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 arraster 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 5 section of this manual). Steering Wheel Steedng Wheel Insert Seat (_) i_(1) (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 Knob Mower (4) Retainer Springs (single loop) (3) Retainer Springs (double loop) Gauge (2) Shoulder Wheels x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Bolts Q (2)lockNuts Center- VideoCeeee_e Slope Sheet Keys _m (2) Keys Yournew tractorhas been assembledat the factorywith exceptionof those parts left unassembledfor shippingpurposes.To ensure safe and properoperationof your tractorall parts and hardware you assemble mustbe tightenedsecurely.Use the correcttoolsas necessaryto insurepropertightness.Reviewthe videocassette before you begin. TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY CARTON UNPACK A socketwrenchset will make assembly easier. Standard wrenchsizes you need are listed below. (1) 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers (1) 1/2"wrench (1) Utilityknife (1) 3/4" socketwith driveratchet (1) Tire pressure gauge CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from shipping carton, • Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of shipping carton, and lay panels flat. • Remove mower and packing materials. • Check for any additional loose parts or boxes and remove, When rightor left hand is mentionedin this manual, it means, from yourpointof view, when you are in the operating position(seated behind the steering wheel). 7 BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR OFFSKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL • Remove hexbolt,lockwasher and largeflatwasher fromsteering shaft. HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BATTERY • Lifthood to raisedposition. • If this battery is put into serviceafter monthand year indicatedon label (label locatedbetween terminals) charge batteryfor minimumof one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance sectionof this manual for charginginstructions). • Positionfrontwheels of the tractorso they are pointingstraightforward. • Slide the steedngsleeve over the steeringshaft, • Positionsteeringwheel so cross bars are horizontal(leftto dght) and slide onto steeringwheel adapter, • Secure steeringwheel to steering shaftwith hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer previouslyremoved. Tighten securely. • Snap steeringwheel insertinto center of steeringwheel. • Remove protectivematedals from tractorhood and gdlL IMPORTANT:Check for and removeany staplesin skidthat may puncturetires where tractoristo rolloff skid. i INSTALL SEAT Adjustseat before tighteningadjustment knob. • Remove adjustmentknoband flat washer securingseat to cardboard packingand set aside for assemblyof seat to tractor. • Pivot seat upwardand remove from the cardboardpacking. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. • Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt _ Wheel Insert _ _F_-- Hex Steering I_:_t Lock Washer Steering Washer arge Flat _ Wheel f _// SeCUrely. Steering _, Steering Shaft • 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 withoutmoving its adjusted position. • Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Wheel Adapter I Steering Sleeve \ \ Seat Pan Shoulder Bctt Adjustment 8 Knob NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor offthe skid. Follow the appropriate instructionbelow to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. • Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. • Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual). • Roll tractor forward off skid. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) WARNING: Before starting read, understand and follow all instruct ons 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. INSTALL BELT MOWER AND DRIVE Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspensionarms are raised with attachment lift control. Engage parking brake. • Cut and remove ties securing antisway bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. • Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. • Installone front linkin top holeof the R.H. front mower bracketand R.H. front suspensionbracket. Retain with two single loop retainerspringsas shown. • Installsecondfront linkin L.H. front suspensionbracket only and retain with single loop retainer springas shown, •Tum height adjustmentknobcounterclockwiseuntil it stops. • Lower mower linkage with attachment liftcontrol. • Place the L.H. suspensionarm on inwardpointingdeck pin. If necessary, rock and raise front of mower to align deck pin with the hole in suspension arm. Retainwith double loop retainer springwith loops down as shown. • Slide left side of mower back and installthe unattachedfront link in top hole of the L.H. front mower bracket. Retain with single loop retainer spring as shown. • Place the R.H. suspensionarm on inward pointingdeck pin. If necessary, rock and raise frontof mower to align deck pin with the hole in suspension arm. Retain with doubleloop retainer springwith loopsdown as shown. • Connect anti-swaybar to chassis bracket under leftfootrest and retain with doubleloop retainer spring. Chassis Bracket •Tum 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 ovednflated 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 propedy leveled. See _1"OLEVEL 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 ddve 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 propedy adjusted. See '_1"OADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Double Loop Retaier Spring (Inward pointing deck pins) Suspension Arms t Front Mower Bracket ShoulderBolt Single Loop Retaier Spring 3/8 3/8-16 Center Locknut Use Pliersfor Retainer Springs Bar y )/ _/// Loop Down Idler Pulley 10 Discharge Guard l/CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. PLEASE REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: ,/ All assemblyinstructionshave been completed. 4" No remainingloose parts in carton. 4" Batteryis properlypreparedand charged. (Minimum1 hour at 6 amps). 4" Seat is adjusted comfortablyand tightened securely. 4 All tires are properlyinflated. (For shippingpurposes,the tires were overinflatedat the factory). ,/' Be sure mower deck is properly • leveled side-to-sida/front-to-rearfor best cuttingresults. (Tires mustbe properlyinflated for leveling). 4 Check mower and drivebelts. Be sure they are routed properlyaround pulleys and inside all belt keepers. 4" Check wiring. Sea that all connections are stillsecure and wires are properly clamped. 4 Beforedrivingtractor,be sure freewheel controlis in drive position. WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAYEXTRAATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANTITEMS: ,/Engine oi! is at properlevel. 4 Fue! tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. 4" Becomefamiliar with all controls- their locationand function. Operate them beforeyou startthe engine. €" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. 4' It is importantto purge the transmission beforeoperatingyour tractorfor the first time. Followproperstarting and transmissionpurginginstructions (See "TO START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION"in the Operationsectionof this manual). 11 Thesesymbols mayappear onyourtractor orinliterature supplied withthe product, Learn and understandtheir meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW ..=,...- 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 IGNITION REVERSE NEUTRAL ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED MOWER LIFT H L HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR PARKING BRAKE SLOPE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) FREE WHEEL (A_Omat_ Models on_) DANGER, KEEPHANDSANDFEETAWAY 12 KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Comparethe illustrationswith yourtractorto familiarizeyourselfwith the locationsof variouscontrolsand adjustments. Save this manualfor futurereference. Amme_r Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Lever Plunger Throttle Clutch/ Brake Pedal Attachment LiftLever Choke Control/ Brake Lever Adjustment Knob Lever Free Wheel Our tractorsconformto the safety standardsofthe AmericanNationalStandards 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 - Used to control engine speed. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB - Used to adjust the mower cutting height. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting 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. 13 the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments We recommend wide vision safety mask he operationorofrepairs. any tractor can result ina foreign objects thrown into over spectacles or standard safety glasses. I_ 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. ParkingBrake Attachment Choke =Engaged" Clutch Switch Control,.Position Push-Into . Pull Out to \ \_Disengage "En,',a-,= Throttle_X _..._ \- _._'_ uv Control 5 y_ Brake_,_ _o _.._ o _I_e_yy _(_.7 .7 _._Lever _I_. _Hei_ "Disengaged" Clutch/Brake... Ad.='justment Position Pedal Dnve Knob PosiUon I I • Never use choketo stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switchin any positionotherthan "OFF" willcause the batteryto be discharged, (dead). NOTE; Under cedain conditionswhen 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 THROI-FLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL 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 STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,moveattachThe direction and speed of movement is mentclutchswitchto "DISENGAGED" controlled by the motion control lever. position. • Start tractor with motion control lever in GROUND DRIVE neutral (N) position. • To stop grounddrive, depressclutch/ • Release parking brake and clutch/ brake pedal intofull "BRAKE"position. brake pedal. • Move motioncontrollever to neutral • Slowly move motion control lever to (N) posiUon. desired position. IMPORTANT:The motioncontrollever does not returnto neutral(N) position TO ADJUST MOWER CUl-I'ING when the clutch/brakepedal is deHEIGHT pressed. The cutting height is controlled by ENGINE turning the height adjustment knob in • Move throttlecontrolto slow position. desired direction. NOTE: Failureto movethrottlecontrolto • Turn knob clockwise (F_) to raise slow positionand allowingengine to cutting height. idle before stoppingmay cause engine • Turn knob counterclockwise (If_) to to "backfire'. lower cutting height. • Turn ignitionkey to "OFF"positionand removekey. Always remove key when leaving tractorto prevent unauthorizeduse. 14 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. • Select desired height of cut. • Lower mower with attachment lift control, • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control, • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control. A CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the discharge _uard in place. ttachmentClutch SwitchPullOut to /, AttachemntLift "Enaaaed" _,f_ _ Lever High Push-Into _-_,j_/_i_,_" _...Discharae TO ADJUST "Disengaged" _)_)_y---'_ Guard-- 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 prober position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. • Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. • Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). • With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt. 3/ 8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten securely. • Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. 3/8-16 Locknut \ Gauge Wheel Mounting Bracke ._ .'_',_, Position TO OPERATE ON HILLS CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do not drive across any slope. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. • If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Move motion control lever to 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 Shoulder placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is Gaug located at the rear drawbar of tractor. TO OPERATE MOWER • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. Yourtractoris equippedwith an operator • Remove retainer spring from freepresencesensingswitch. Any attemptby wheel control rod. the operatorto leave the seat withthe • Push control rod in to disengage engine runningand the attachment transmission and reinsert retainer clutchengaged willshut off the engine. spring into control rod hole now on 15 back side of the bracket. • Do not pushor towtractorat more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission,reverse above procedure. NOTE: To protecthoodfrom damage when transportingyourtractoron a truck or a trailer,be sure hood is closedand securedto tractor. Use an appropriate means of tyinghoodto tractor(rope, cord,etc.). r TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATI'ACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous, 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 • Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness. IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting. AWARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohof 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. Sea Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. _CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE 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. 16 • Insert key into ignitionand turnkey clockwise to "START"positionand release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run startercontinuouslyfor more than fifteensecondsper minute. If the engine doesnot startafter several attempts,push choke control in, waita few minutesand try again. If engine stilldoes not start, pullthe choke controlout and retry. WARM WEATHERSTARTING (50° F and above) • When engine starts, slowlypush choke controlin untilthe engine beginsto runsmoothly,If the engine startsto run roughly,pullthe choke controlout slightlyfor a few seconds and then continueto pushthe control in slowly. • The attachmentsand grounddrivecan now be used. If the engine does not acceptthe load, restartthe engine and allowit to warm up for one minute using the choke as descdbedabove. • The attachments can be used dudng the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. PURGE TRANSMISSION 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 reinstallalion 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 forv_ard 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: Dudng 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). COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and below) • When engine starts, slowlypush choke controlin until the engine begins to run smoothly.Continueto push the choke controlin small steps allowingthe engine to accept small changes in speed and load, untilthe choke controlis fully in, If the engine startsto run roughly,pull the choke controlout slightlyfor a few seconds and then continueto push the control in slowly.This may requirean engine warm-upperiod from several seconds to several minutes,dependingon the temperature. AUTOMATICTRANSMISSION WARM UP • Before ddvingthe unit in coldweather, the transmissionshouldbe warmed up as follows: • Be sure the tractoris on level ground. • Place the motioncontrollever in neutral. Release the parkingbrake and let the clutch/breke slowlyretum to operating position. • Allow one minutefor transmissionto warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. 17 • Sittingin the tractor seat, startengine. Afterthe engine is running,move throttlecontrolto half (t/2) speed.With motioncontrollever in neutral (N) position,slowly disengageclutch/ brake pedal. • Slowlymove motioncontrollever forward,afterthe tractormoves approximatelyfive (5) feet, slowly move motioncontrollever to reverse position.After the tractormoves approximatelyfive (5) feet returnthe motioncontrollever to the neutral (N) position.Repeat this procedurewith the motioncontrollever three (3) times. • Your tractoris now purgedand now ready for normal operation. MOWING TIPS • Tirechainscannotbe usedwhen the mower housingis attachedto tractor. • Mower shouldbe properlyleveled for best mowingperformance. See %0 LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"in the Service and Adjustmentssectionof this manual. • The left hand side of mower shouldbe used for trimming. • Ddve so that clippingsare discharged ontothe area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the rightof the tractor. This will resultin a more even distribution of clippingsand more uniform cutting. • When mowinglargeareas, startby turningto the rightso that clippings dischargeaway from shrubs,fences driveways, etc. Afterone or two rounds,mow in the oppositedirectic makingleft hand turnsuntilfinished. • If grass is extremelytall,it shouldbe mowed twiceto reduceload and possiblefire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the secondto the desiredheig • Do not mow grasswhen it iswet, W grass will plug mower and leave undesirableclumps. Allow grass to dry beforemowing. • Always operate engine at full throtl when mowing to assurebettermowi performanceand proper dischargec matedal. Regulategroundspeed b_ selectinga low enoughgear to give the mower cuttingperformanceas w as the quality of cut desired. • When operatingattachments,select groundspeed that willsuit the terrai= and give best performanceof the attachment being used. f 18 FILL IN DATES Check Brake operation Check Tire Pressure _ T Check Operator PreSence Interlock Systems R Check for Loose Sharpen/ReplaOe T Lubrication 0 Check Battery R Clean and Fasteners Mower _ I1_ Battery and Terminals I_ Co_ing A_ust Blade Motion Drive Belt(s) Belt(s) Tension _s TensiOn Check Engine Oil Level Change lidd* Level Adju_ Clean ll_s !_ I_ Engine Olt I_q=,: Air Filter _= N CleanAirScreen _2 IG InSpect Muffler/Spark Arre_ter Replace Oil Filter (if equipped) N Clean Engine Co_ing I_ _ Fins z Ibm= Replace Spark Rug ll_ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge II_z Replace Fue_ Filter I_ I . ChlPnge mo_ ofter_ whefl op,zml_l; _tldot ii healW load or bl hl,gfl anlDlenl 2. S4m4ce more olten whet_ Qpera#n9 in dldy or dusty cor, dt6on_ 3. If equipped wilh oil 1_4te_,chango oil ever_ 50 hours¸ 4 - R_lacl blades more Olttn when _k_ in w_ndy soil. GENERAL IS* VB4 Chad Check Transaxle E (l_;' BJedes _m| RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor, All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation, • Check for loose fasteners. 5 - I f oquip_oe_ wl_l adju4tabie lytltem S. NO t required if equlpped w_ malntena_.e.free batter_ 7 • Tighten fiont axle pivot boll to _5 ft -Ib=. maximum. CO not over tighte_. LUBRICATION CHART (_ Tie Rod Ball Joints _) Spindle _ _ _ _) Spindle _)Front Wheel_ _ X_)Fro_t Wheel Beadng =_.c._-..-_____, _,, I Bearing Zsrk _Steering_ I Sector \ _ Gear F_/ Teeth •Spray _ _- IX _-_ _ > __/ _---_'/X _Engine Silicone Lubriant (Move Boots to Lubricate) _Generat Purpose Grease <_Rsferto Maintenance=ENGINE" Section IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot pointswhich have specla_nylonbearings. • • • • 19 Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See =TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber, • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE; To seal tire punctures and prevent 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 • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. • Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. • Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. • Tighten bolt securely (27-35 R. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat treated. Mandrel Assembly Blade Center Hole Lock _P-'--Hex Bolt (Grade)' *A Grade 8 heat treatedbolt can be identified by six lineson the bolt head. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.) NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. • Slide blade on to an unthraaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. 5/8" B_d e Center Hole 2O BATI'ERY TRANSAXLE Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. • 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). The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF, SG, or SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSI'W 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 eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SF, SG, or SH. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove drain plug. • After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. • Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. 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 PUMP FLUID 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. 21 Air S__in _Oil _: Plug FillCap/ 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/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at air times. Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are _reinstalled. NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or p_uggod 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-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. • Loosen knob and remove cover. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER Wash it in hquid detergent and water. Slide 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 cartridge. 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 p.roper position around stud. Replace _fnecessary. • Reassemble air cleaner, cartddge plate, and nut. • Reinstall air cleaner cover and sscur by tightening knob. Cartridge Foam Cadddge Rubber Seal Nut ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year, MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage, SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning Q each mowing season or after every 10( hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plugtype and gap setting a_ shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATION', section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged obstructing fuel flow to cerbur tor, replacement is required. • With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. • Place new fuel filter in position in fue line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Foe, F"tor V2__ CLEANING of all foreign matter. Keep finished surfaces and wheels i free lean battery, of engine, all gasoline, oil, seat, etc. finish, e Protect pemted surfaces with autom_ tire type wax. We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water o Water in engine can result in a short22 ened engine life. _CAUTION: Before performing any service or adjustments: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. • Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. TRACTOR TO 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 etectric crutch puttey. • 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 hie 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" on page 3 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 necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 3/16". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. MOWER Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual. Front Mower Bracket Electric Adiustment Nuts Lift Links Chassis Bracket _. Arms Retainer Spring Retainer Spring/ Mower Anti-Sway Ba= Retainer Spring_ 23 BottomEdge of Mower to Ground _ [_ BottomEdgeof Mowerto _ Ground BothFrontLinksShould be Equal in Length FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE, If the following front-toback 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 "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. • To raise front of mower housing, loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "G" on bath front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than roar, 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. =_o " o o°° Nut "H__S" Nut "G" Trunnion "__ 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 dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. • Check pdmary 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 pulley. • 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. Mandrel 24 Screws Idler Pulleys Electric Clutch Pulley Left Hand Cover Ddve Belt Left Mandrel Pdmaw IdlerArm Keepem 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.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing, • Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley. • Remove belt from center mandrel 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). 25 • Reassemble mower drive belt (See =TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). Left Hand Mower Mandrel Blade Center Mandrel Idler Right Hand Mandrel Cover Idler Arm Anti-Sway-Bar Bracket TO ADJUST Screw A'I'rACHMENT 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 Iocknuts 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 electdc clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear in clutch plate. Rotor BELTREMOVAL- Clutch Plate • Engage parkingbrake (creates slack in belt). • Remove belt from clutchingand fan idler pulleys. • Loosenpelt keeper above transaxle pulley. • Remove belt from transaxlepulley. • Remove belt from engine pulley and front V-idler pulley. • Pull belt out of all belt keepers and removefrom tractor. Slot < Nylon Locknut (31 TO ADJUST BRAKE Yourtractoris equippedwith an adjustable brake system whichis mountedon the right side of the transaxle. If tractorrequiresmore than six (6) feet stoppingdistanceat high speed in highestgear, then brake mustbe adjusted. • Depressclutch/brakepedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distancebetween brake operatingarm and nut =A"on brake rod. • If distanceis otherthan 1-1/2",loosen jam nut and turn nut =A"untildistance becomes 1-1/2". Retightenjam nut againstnut "A". • Road test tractorfor properstopping distanceas statedabove. Readjust if necessary, if stoppingdistanceis still greaterthan six (6) feet in highest gear, further maintenanceis necessary. Contactyour nearest authorized service center/department. With Parking BELT INSTALLATION • Place V part of pelt 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 belt 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 Brake "Engaged" ,_ Nut =A" Transaxle Pulley __OrPme rating V-Idler Belt Keepers 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 _ Belt Twists I Belt Keeper Engine Pulley _111_i_ v'ldler AS Viewed From Bottom 26 Fa idler TO ADJUST MOTION CONTROL LEVER The motion control lever has boon 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 lecknut 1/4 turn. Road test tractor after adjustment and repeat procedure if necessary. Locknut TRANSMISSION MENT FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT Frontwheel toe-in is requiredfor proper steedngoperation. Toe-inwas set at the factory and adjustmentshouldnot be necessary. If partsin the front axle or steeringmechanismhave been replaced or damaged,check toe-inand adjustif necessary. TO CHECK TOE-IN • Positionfrontwheels straightahead, • Measure distancebetween wheels at frontand rear of tires (dimensions=A" and "B"). • Front dimension"A"shouldbe 1/8"to 1/4" lessthan rear dimension"B". TO ADJUST 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. REMOVAL/REPLACE- 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. TO ADJUST STEERING ALIGNMENT Jam Nuts WHEEL TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS FRONT WHEEL If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to dght) 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 dng and washers to allow wheel removal. • Repair tire and reassemble. • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. • Replace axle cover. 27 REAR WHEEL • Blockrear axle securely. • Remove five (5) hub boltsto allow wheel removal, • Repair tire and reassemble. Replace and tighten hub boltssecurely. NOTE: To seal tire puncturesand preventflat tires due to slow leaks,tire sealant may be purchasedfrom your local partsdealer. Tire sealant also preventstire dry rot and corrosion. Washers osto,nin0 Axle \ I \ IIIll ((_'_ I|! TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATFERY A, CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped with a 12 volt negative grounded system. The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt negative grounded system. Do not use your tractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. • RED cable last from both batteries. REPLACING BATI'ERY /I, CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time, Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,rings,etc. Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding. • Lift hood to raised position. • Remove terminal guard. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. • Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. • Reinstall terminal guard. • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely • Close terminal access doom. • Close hood. Terminal Keps Nut Access ._:,._ Door '°_ .... Hex Bolt siUve Terminal (__ Guard _ _J Z _,,-J (Red) Cable _Negative (BlaGk) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 28 • Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiringmay cause yourtractorto runpoorly,stop running,or preventitfrom starting. • Check wiring. See electdcalwiring diagramin the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-infuse. The fuse holderis located behindthe dash. HeadlightWire Connector TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT LIFT SPRING 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 lighter attachments. • Retighten jam nut against spring bushing. IMPORTANT: Do not adjust for maximum spring tension when using light aitechments such as a mower. Adjust lift lever spring to aid in lifting attachment. Do not overpower spring. When removing attachment, always adjust spring tension to its lowest position. AdjustmentBolt Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual, Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: • With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position. • Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. Spring Idle Fuel Adjusting Needle. Jam Nut Idle speed Adjusting Screw AttachmentLift Spring TO REMOVE HOODAND GRILL ASSEMBLY • Raise hood. • Unsnap headlightwire connector. • Stand in frontof tractor. Grasp hood at sides,tilt toward engineand lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedure. Throttle Control Cable Screw 29 Clamp Screw Choke ControlCable TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL PRELIMINARY SETTING. The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary, chock adjustment as descdbed 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 "A_R FILTER" 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. • Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted propedy (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) I tum. FINAL SETTING - 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 fueVair mixture. Tuming the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a richer fueVair mixture. IMPORTANT= Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. • 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 setting - 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 settina - 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 fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the eninge governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed settng can be dangerous, it 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. 30 Immediatelyprepare yourtractorfor storageat the end of the season or if the tractorwillnot be used for 30 days or more. CAUTION: Never storethe tractor wuthgasolinein the tank inside a buildingwhere fumes may reach an open flameor spark. Allow the engine to cool beforestonngin any enclosure. TRACTOR Remove mowerfrom tractorfor winter storage. When moweris to be storedfor a penod of time, clean it thoroughly, removeall dirt,grease, leaves,etc. Store in a clean,dry area. • Clean entire tractor(See =CLEANING in the Maintenancesectionof this manual). • Inspectand replacebelts, if necessary (See belt replacementinstructionsin the Service and Adjustmentssectionof this manual). • Lubricateas shown in the Maintenance sectionof this manual. • Be surethat all nuts, boltsand screws are securelyfastened. Inspectmoving parts for damage, breakageand wear. Replace if necessary. • Touch up all rustedor chippedpaint surfaces;sand lightlybeforepainting. BA'I-fERY • Fullychargethe batteryfor storage. • Aftera periodof time in storage, battery may requirerecharging. • To help prevent corrosionand power leakage duringlong periodsof storage, batterycables shouldbe disconnectedand battery cleaned thoroughly(see '9"0 CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance sectionof this manual). • After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannotcome in contactwith battery terminals. • If batteryis removedfrom tractorfor storage, do not store batterydirectlyon concreteor damp surfeces. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: It is importantto prevent gum depositsfrom forming in essential fuel systemparts such as carburetor,fuel filter, fuel hose,or tank duringstorage. Also, experienceindicatesthat alcohol blended fuels 9called gasoholor using ethanolor methanol)can attractmoisture whichleads to separationand formation of acids duringstorage.Acidicgas can damage the fuel systemof an engine whilein storage. • Drain the fuel tank. • Startthe engineand let it rununtilthe fuel linesand carburetorare empty. • Never use engineor carburetor cleanerproductsin the fuel tank or permanentdamage may occur. • Use fresh fuel nextseason. NOTE: Fuel stabilizeris an acceptable alternativein minimizingthe formation of fuel gum depositsduringstorage. Add stabilizerto gasolinein fuel tankor storagecontainer. Alwaysfollow the mix ratiofound on stabilizercontainer. Run engineat least 10 minutesafter adding stabilizerto allow the stabilizerto reach the carburetor. Do notdrain the gastank and carburetorif usingfuel stabilizer. ENGINSOIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE"in the Maintenance sectionof this manual). CYLINDER(S) • Remove spark plug(s). • Pourone ounce of oil throughspark plug hole(s)into cylinder(s). • Turn ignitionkey to "START"position for a few secondsto distributeoil. • Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not storegasolinefrom one season to another. • Replace yourgasolinecan if yourcan startsto rust. Rustand/ordirtin your gasolinewill cause problems. • If possible,storeyour tractorindoors and cover itto give protectionfrom dust and dirt. • Cover yourtractorwith a suitable protectivecoverthat does not retain meisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathewhich allowscondensationto form and willcause your tractorto rust. IMPORTANT: Never cover tractorwhile engine, and exhaustareas are still warm. 31 TROUBLESHOOTING )ROBLEM Will not start / : CHART CAUSE CORRECTION • Out of fuel. • Engine not "CHOKED" properly. • Engine flooded. • Fill fuel tank. • See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. • Wait several minutes before attempting to start. • Bad spark plug. • Replace spark plug. • Dirtyair filter. • Clean/replace air filter. • Dirtyfuel filter. • Replace fuel filter. • Water in fuel. • Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. • Looseor damagedwiring. • Check all wiring. • Carburetorout of adjustment. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. • Engine valvesout of Contact an authorized service adjustment. center/department. Hard to start • • • • • 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. • Clean/replace air filter. • Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replacefuel filter. Drainfuel tank and refillwith fresh gasoline. • Looseor damagedwiring. • Check all wiring. • Carburetorout of adjustment. • See "To AdjustCarburetor" in Service Adjustmentssection. • Contactan authorizedservice • Engine valvesout of adjustment. center/department. Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. • Faultyoperatorpresence switch(es). • Depress clutch/brake pedal. • • • • • • • Disengage attachment clutch." Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace ignition switch. Check/replace solenoid or I• Contact starter. an authorized service center/department. Engine clicks but will not start • Weak or dead battery. • Corroded battery terminals. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Faultysolenoidor starter. • • • • 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. • Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. • Adjust throttle control. • Clean underside of mower housing. • Clean/replace air filter. • Check oil level/change oil. 32 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Loss of power nontinued • Faultyspark plug. • Clean and rogap or change sparkplug. • Dirtyfuel filter. • Replacefuel filter. • Drain fuel tank and refillwith • Stale or dirtyfuel. fresh gasoline. • Water in fuel. • Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refilltank withfresh gasoline and replacefuel filter. • Spark plug wire loose. • Connectand tightenspark plugwire. • Dirtyengine air screen/fins. • Clean engine air screen/fins. • Dirty/cloggedmuffler. • Clean/replecemuffler. • Loose or damaged wiring. • Check all wiring. • Carburetorout of adjustment. • See "ToAdjustCarburetor" in ServiceAdjustmentssection • Contactan authorized • Engine valvesout of servicecenter/department. adjustment. Excessive vibration • Worn, bent or looseblade. • Bent blade mandrel. • Loose/damagedpart(s). • Replace blade, Tighten blade bolt. • Replace blade mandrel. • Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged • Faultyoperator-safety presencecontrolsystem. • Check wiring,switches and connections.If not corrected, contactan authorizedservice center/department. Poor cut - uneven • Worn, bent or looseblade. • Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. • Level mower deck. • Clean underside of mower housing. _,Replace blade mandrel. • Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. • Mowerdeck not level. • Buildupof grass, leaves, and trash under mower. • Bent blade mandrel. • Clogged mower deck vent holesfrom buildupof grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Mower blades will • Obstruction in clutch mechanism. not rotate 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. 33 • Replace idler pulley. • Replace blade mandrel. I HUUI_I.P'_ItUU I INUGHART PROBLEM CAUSE • Worn, bent or loose blade. Poorgrass discharge (Contn) Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades impropedy installed, Improperblades used. • Clogged mower deck vent holesfrom buildupof grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 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. Headlight(e) not working (if so equipped) • Switchis"OFF". • Bulb(s) burnedout. Faultylightswitch. Loose or damaged wiring. • Blownfuse. • Turn switch "ON". • Replace bulb(s). • Check/replace light switch. • Check wiring and connections, • Replace fuse. Battery will not charge • Bad batte_cell(s). • Poor cable connections, • Faulty regulator (if so equipped), • Faulty alternator. • Replace battery. • Check/clean all connections, • Replace regulator. • Replace alternator. Lose of Drive • Freewheelcontrolin • Place freewheel control in =disengaged"position. "engaged" position, • Motiondrive belt worn, • Replace motion drive belt. damagedor broken. • Air trappedin transmission • Purge transmission. duringshipmentor servicing. Engine "bacldlres" Nbenturning Dngine"OFF" • Engine throttle control at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine, 34 • Move throttle control to not set "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 SCHEMATIC AMMETER (OPTIONAL) I_ITE AED )B s G CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) L ........ RED GNITIOr SWITCk i PTO (DISENGAGED) e_ i SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED] (OPTIONAL) A SPARKPLUGS ,aNmON _(2 UNIT J L G_S ON "P_NI N CYL. ENGINES) b FUEL SHUT.OFF SOLENOID REGULATO_ _ VOLTS ACe _ Pro OFF pOSITION ON IGNITION SWITCH RPMC_O_ATOAO_CC_e4EC1ED ) SWITCH _ HEADLIGHTS C+GrB*H CIRCUIT *FrB÷ErA+D RELAY OFF M*G._A1 ON* B÷A1 ON 8+At POSIA_R_T CIRCUIT S B+S*AI NONE L÷A2 NC_NE "MAKE" N(_NE WIRING INSULATED CUPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT. THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR W_RING REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS - NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS GFC H N DA 35 E TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 ELECTRICAL 24 33 36 TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 40 41 42 43 45 50 52 79 81 Battery Bolt Hex Head 1/420 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bo_t 1/4-20 x 7 5 Zinc Hold down Battery Cash Mount Nut Push Nylon 1/4" Switch Interlock Push-In Harness Socket Light W41523 Bulb Light Cable, Battery Cable, Battery Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc Cable,Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ign Key, Ignition Harness Ign. Screw 114-20 x I/2 Covsr, Termlnal Solenoid Ammeter Switch, PTO Protection Wire Loop Bulbholder Relay Asm NOTE: 144927 74760412 7603J 145211 150109 145769 153664 166184 4152J 4014J 146686 108824X 73510400 170697 160784 163968 140403 170238 177L:_408 131563 145673 122822)( 169416 141940 le39_6 109748X All component dimensions given in U. S,inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 I HA(.;1OR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 37 / 88 17 31t TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO, I 155253 2 14O5O6 4 "738007(30 5 163976 6 157882 7 17720408 8 145166 14 161023X558 15 160r"_ 16 121794X 17 17060612 18 160564X558 19 19131312 20 STD523710 21 7368_600 23 17060616 24 145243X558 28 145244X558 30 145(T02 31 161419 52 161327 33 161326 34 142131 35 19111116 36 s'rD522507 37 167270X558 39 136961 40 156111 42 STD552710 43 136939 44 136940 45 154913 47 17490608 • DESCRIPTION RaN, FrameRH Drewbar, Gt Nut, Lock Hex 7/16 Uric Dash YTGT 2 Cyl Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Suppod, BatteP/ Hood Asm., Pnt YTGT Lens Asm Headlight Bar Cover, Access Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Gr_le Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Nut Crownlook 3/8-16 Uric Screw 3/8-16 x 1,5 Fontrest, RH Footrest, LH Saddle, Hydro Brace, Supt 1-pc VGT Steedng Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh Bracket, Engine Support Rear Washer 11/32 x 11/16 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Fkl Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 Feoder Pnt Bracket, Axle Front Bracket, Support Axle/Engine Bolt, Carhage 3/8-16 x 1 Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh Bracket, Spcsn Front Rh Bracke( Asm,, Susp Chassis Rh Screw ThdroL 3/8-16 x 1/2 KEY NO. 50 52 56 58 60 63 68 70 84 86 90 91 98 99 100 101 102 103 106 122 130 138 139 140 141 142 144 145 147 148 150 NOTE: 39 PART NO. 152728 STD541431 154814 137113 17490620 19131614 17490508 137159 142992 74760716 8TD551237 170755 140503 140671 124236X 17490628 STD_4003 142273 138776 161464 164863 163975X428 161330 163806 163805 161897 161900 19131414 162967 164655 161237 DESCRIPTION Bracket, Chassis Front Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc Bracket Asm,, Susp Chassis Lh Brecket Asm,, Fender Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1- I/4 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Screw TIxIrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Guide, Belt Mid Span Stop, Over Center Mower Bo_t Fin Hex 7/16-14 UNC x 1 Washer, Lock Ext. Tooth 3/8 Rail, Frame Lh Bracket Skid Chassis Rod By Pass Cap By Pass Rod Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Retainer, Spring Look, By Pass Bait 5/16-18 "n" Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8 ScrewHwhdHi-Lo#13-16x3/4 CupHolder Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT MagnetYTGT Stdker Plate YTGT Bracket Dash Rh Bracket Dash Lh Washer Flat 1 3/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga, Fastener Nut Pal Extrusion Bumpers Duct Heat Hood All component dimensions given in U, S,Incha_ 1 inch = 25.4 mm IHACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER GROUND DRIVE 40 917.272960 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,272960 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 2 3 5 6 7 9 15 17 20 22 23 28 29 30 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 46 41 42 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 61 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 7070E 756.3R STD541437 STD561210 140507 140080 STD551037 140921 73940800 156103 130564 STD541237 140494 19131616 12000053 124236X 137648 149412 121749X 150035 74321016 5304J 73661000 8883R 145170 138226 72110612 131494 STD541437 139123 207J 161590 105706X 140218 74760724 140488 154752 67609 140296 19131312 STD571812 123800X 164692X428 Key 114 x 2.5 Washer, Thrust, Axle Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Bolt, Hub Wahser 13/32. x13/16x16Ga. Spring Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 Arm Asm Shift Knob Nut Brake, Rod Washer t3/32 x 1 x 16 Ga. RingE Cap, Plunger Rod. Parking Brake Spring, Drive Ground Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Nyliner Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1 Actuator, Interlock Switch Locknut #10-24 Cover, Pedal Retainer, Spring Clutch Rod Bolt, Can'i. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr, 5 Pulley, Idler, Flat Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16UNC Pulley, fdler, Grooved Washer, Hardened Clutch, Arm Assembly Bearing, Idler V-Belt Bolt Ftn Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/2 Pulley, Transaxle Shaft, ClutchfBrake Pedal Bolt, Shoulder Washer, Hardened Washer, Flat Pin, Roll Washer Console Automatic YT/GT KEY NO. PART NO. 71 72 73 74 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 9_ 94 96 98 99 100 101 104 105 106 167 108 109 111 112 113 115 116 117 -- 151179 $1_541431 74490548 142432 140481 74760716 72110505 140484 17490612 150586 140479 140490 17541026 140462 140491 161592 73680700 140489 17490644 74760526 140502 133835 141103 141004 17060624 126881X 156106 140480 17580408 142918 154739 142917 140929 156240 156104 73220700 123405X 73900500 73900600 163198 NOTE: 41 DESCRIPTION Plate Console Shift Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 x 3 Gr5 Screw Hex Wsh. HI-Lo 1/4-1/2 Bracket Transaxle Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1 Bctt Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bracket Torque RH Screw Thdrct 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bracket Mount Torque/Fan StrapTorque Mid Spacer Screw #10-24 x 1-1/4 Fan 7" Hydro Adapter Fan Pulley Idler Nut Crownfock 7/16-14 Unc Keepar Belt Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 Bctt Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 1.25 Link Shift Asm Fastener Christmas Tree Washer Nickel Plated Bracket Shift Screw 3/6-16 x 1-1/2 Washer Compression Washer Bellville Bracket Idler Screw Tap 1/4-20 x 1/2 O-Ring Asm Hydro Gear 70110 Line Fuel Hydro 15" VGT Cap Asm Vent Hydro Gear 70169 Spring Return Brake Spacer Shift Lever VGTH Washer Nylon High Temp Nut-HexASFT/16-14UNC Keeper Belt T/A Grid Dr Nut Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Transaxle Hydro Gear 222-3010 L All component dimensions given in U.S.inches I inch = 25.4 rnm i I HAUTOH -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 STEERING 9 1 6_ 31 37,39 17 42 _ "_! 14 STEERING TRACTOR --MODELNUMBER 917.272960 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 3O 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 45 Wheel, Steering Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm, LH Spindle Asm., RH Bearing, RaceThrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304+75 Cap, Spindle Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4 Spacer Beadng Axle Front Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Uric Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Sp¢ 3/8 Nut, Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF Shaft Asrn., Steering Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 36-40) Draglink, Boll Joint S_id Vgt Suppod Asm., Steering Vgt Boot, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steedng Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Cap, Wheel Steenng Bearing, Col. Strg. Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Beadng, Flange Ring, Klip Truarc #5304-75 Bushing, Nyliner Snap Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga+ Washer, Lock H W Hlcl Spr 5/16 Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gear, Sector Steering Tie Rocl Jam Nut RH Thread Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread Jam Nut LH Thread Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97 Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 112 Tyt Washer NOTE: 139768 137094 161849 161848 6266H 121748X 12000029 121232X 74781044 136519 73901000 121749X STD551137 STD541537 145103 137347 137155 156011 172020 1007tlL 155105 152927 74780616 139769 3366R 17000612 104239X 12O0OO34 138136 19111610 STD551131 74760512 138059 137156 73360600 10983OX 73700600 109851X 155246 17490508 19133812 All componentdimensionsgiven in U, S.inches 1 inch= 25.4 mm 43 I HAL; I UH -- MUUI:L NUMBER 917.272960 ENGINE 18 te 17 37 i ' _42 _ _ 43 29 \ 16 [ SPARK 4O KEY PART NO, NO. 1 2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 161063 13200300 1513_6 121361X 15(_828 105432X 140923 143996 151346 10g_27X 106082X 140527 132903O0 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 164067 164863 164415 _1237 73920600 3645J 139277 7834R 13292O KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Englne(SeeBreakdown) Kohler Model No. CV2OS-65561 Muffler Elbow STD 90 Degree 3/8- t 6 N PT Muffler Asm Guard Pulley V-Idler Keeper Asm. Belt Engine Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 Yt/Gt 96 Pad Spacer Pad Spacer CapAsm Fue_ W/Gauge Plug OII Drain (See Engine Bneakdown) Control Throltle Borew Hwhd HI-Lo #13-16 x 3/4 ControiCboke Washer Ext Tooth 3/8 Nut Keps 3/8 - 24 UNF Bushing Stem Tank Fue_ Fuel Line Spark Arrester Kit 33 35 37 38 39 40 41 _1437 10010500 123487X 17060620 1749G636 17490664 126197X 42 43 45 47 48 51 54 55 64 65 69 74 80 STD551143 150280 73510400 142040 19132007 161231 19131414 13280336 17000612 19131614 24-041-02 162295 M7303(_00 NOTE: 44 ARRESTER KIT [ DESCRIPTION Nut Lock Hex w/ins. 3/8 - 16 Washer Split Clarnp Hose Screw 3/8-15 x 1-1/4 Screw TT 3/8-15 x 2-1/4 UNC Screw ]-r 3/8-16 x 4 UNC Washer 1-1/20D X t 5/32 ID X .250 Washer Lock 7/16 Bolt Hex 7/15 - 25 X 4 - 1/4 Ga 5 Nut Keps Hex 1/4-25 Unc Spacer Engine Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 7 Ga. Manifold PIpeVGT Washer Flat 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Nipple Plpa 4.1/2 Borew 5/8-16 x 5/4 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Gasket Kohler CV 15-CV25 Elbow Street Brass Nut Flange M8-1.25 Non-Lk Zink All component dimensions given in U+$.inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 PART NO. 140123 140551 140675 127018 145006 STD541437 124181X 171877 155925 121246X 121248X DESCRIPTION Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Strap, Fender Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62 Clip, PushIn, Hinged Nut,Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric Spring,SeatCprsn Bolt 5/16-t8 Unc x 3/4 w Sems Pan, Seat Bracket,MountingSwitch Bushing,Snap KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 14 15 16 17 18 19 2O 21 22 Bolt, Carnage 1/4-20 X 1-1/2 Spacer, Split Spring,Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5 Washer 17/32 x t-3/16 x 12 Ga. Knob, Seat Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18Unc NOTE: 45 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 19171912 166369 124238X 171852 STD541431 All component dimensions given in U. S.Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm t rt_, iPM -- MUUI:I. I_IUMUI;H _17.272960 DECALS 17 17 7 22 1 14 --'-23 11 KEY NO, 1 2 PART NO, 164094 149518 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 171702 171703 146837 13,3644 171705 133179 163204 156439 4900J 146790 8 DESCRIPTION DecalDseh DecaJBatterj DNGWPSN ENGAsm DecalHood RH Craftsman Decal Hood LH Craftsman Decal Brake Parking Saddle DecalMalntenance Decal Side Panel Decal Housing Mower Decal FenderCraltsman DecalFender Danger Decal ClutclVBrake Decal V-Belt Dr Sch PART NO. 171812 160597 172507 138047 142342 106202X 163230 138311 ---- 157199 172013 172014 KEY PART NO. NO. WHEELS AND TIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 4 ? KEY NO. 13 14 17 19 22 23 25 - - t0 8 9 10 11 12 NOTE: 46 DESCRIPTION DecalRPLC Decal V-Belt Schern Decal Dash Panel Decal Battery Decal Orav/earCNTRL Reflect to, Taillight Decal Fender Auto Trans Decal Handle Lit Height Adjust (Lilt Handle) Pad Footrest Owner's Manual, English Owner's Manual, Spanish DESCRIPTION 59192 65139 106228)(427 8134H 106230X 278H 9040H Cap Valve Tire Stem Valve RimAsm Front Tube, Front(ServiceItem Only) Tire,Front FittingGrease (FrontWheel Only) BeadngRange (FrontWbeef Only) 104757X Cap Axle(FrontWheelOnly) 140183 TireReer 7154J Tube Rear (ServiceItemOnly) 106,?.27X427RimAsm Rear 6856M FittingGrease 144334 Sealant,Tire ( 10 oz. Tube) All component dimensions given in U. S,inches 1 inch = 25/4 rnrn TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 LIFT ASSEMBLY 6 12 16 13 23 22 12 13 19 '20 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Rod Asm,, Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh E-RIngTruarc#5133-87 Washer 23/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga, Boll, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Button, Plunger Plunger, Button Spring 2-1/8" Link Lift Retainer, Spring Arm, Suspension Vgt Beadng Nut, Crownloek 3/8-16 Unc Spring Asm., Assist Lift Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc Bracket, Spdng Assist Washer 13132 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Link, Front 121C_6X 159187 159189 12000022 19292016 71110624 125631X 122365X 122364X 2876R 146704 163552 139868 140302 STD541437 674A247 STB541237 143363 STD551037 5328J STB523710 127218 18 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 23 24 25 26 29 3O 31 32 33 34 35 38 39 4O 41 42 43 7O 72 Retainer, Spring Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion Nut Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion, Infin Height Nut, Special Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Spdng, Compression Inf Hgt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2 Rod, Adj Lift Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc Pointer, Height Indicator Plug, Hole Screw Hex Wsh 5/16-18 x 3/4 Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24 Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 x 10 Ga. Scale, Indicator Height Nut Hex Flange Lock Nut Push Phos & Oil NOTE: 47 19 S'rD624O08 73350800 130171 73680800 150233 110807X STD551037 137150 s'rD560907 137167 138057 155097 123935X 17490512 73540600 19112410 123934X 145212 110452X All component dimensions 1 inch = 25,4 rnm given in U, S.inches TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 MOWER DECK 46 49 41 ,36 45 4S \ 47 116 21 12 "Sl 48 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 MOWER DECK KEY NO. 1 3 5 6 PART NO. 8 9 10 850857 STD551137 140296 11 12 13 170698 129895 137553 14 15 16 18 19 2O 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 137152 110485X 140329 72140505 132827 145055 73680500 134753 131267 I05304X 149287 110452X 166883X428 19111016 131491 157722 129963 153531 137266 144945 1742O628 36 19131316 156948 138457 4939M 130832 DESCRIPTION DeckWeldment Mower 46 Bracket Asm,, Sway Bar Retainer Spring Arm, Suspension, Rear (Sway Bar) Bolt, Patch 3/8-24 x I-1/4 Gr. 6 Washer, Lock Hvy. Unplated 3/8 Washer, Hard Blade, Mower Vented Blade, 46" Bearing, Ball, Mandrel #6204 Shaft Asm. w/Lower Bearing (Includes Key No. 12) Housing, Mandrel Beadng, Ball Mandrel Stdpper, Mower Round Bolt, Carhage 5/16-18 x 5/8 Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/16-18 Baffle, Vodex Mower 46" Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC Stiffiner, Bracket Bracket, Deflector Cap. Sleeve Spring, Torsion, Deflector Nut, Push Deflector Clipping Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Rod, Hinge Screw, Thdroll Washer Head Washer, Spacer Mower Vented Pulley, Mandrel Nut, Fig. Top Lock Cntr. 9/16 Anchor. Spring Deck 46" Screw, Thdroll 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Tytt Washer 13/32x 13/16x 16Ga. KEY NO. PART NO. 37 38 39 40 131494 156086 144917 137273 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 57 72 116 117 118 119 126 127 -- 17060620 165723 144949 133943 145059 137729 144959 148763 73680600 72110612 153390 156493 156941 19131616 137644 133957 73930600 19121414 144948 146763 166209 -- 143651 NOTE: 49 DESCRIPTION Pulley, Idler, Flat Keeper, Belt, Idler Pufley, Idler, Driven Spring, Secondary 44/46/50 Vent 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 3/8-16 UNC Bolt. Cart. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 Washer, Felt Pulley Idler 46 Pri Drive 97 Pin Head Rivet Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga, Bod, Shoulder GangeWheel, Wide Nut, Centerlock 3/8-t6UNC Washer 3/Sx7/Sx14Ga. Arm, Idler, Primary Deck 46" Pulley, Idler, V-Groove Dim. 4.25 Deck Complete (Std. DeckOrder separately mulcher plate and gauge wheel components Key Nos. 101 106and 116-118) Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes Key Nos. 8-10, 12-t 5, 31 and 33) All component dimensions given in U. S.Inches 1 inch=25.4 mm TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 222-3010L (2) (2) 5O TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 222-3010L K]EY pART NO. NO. 1 2 7 16 2O 21 22 33 35 36 37 38 39 4O 41 42 43 45 46 47 49 63 64 164591 164592 153765 142876 -142877 142878 142879 142929 142880 142882 142883 142884 142885 142886 142887 142888 142889 142890 142891 142892 153766 142894 150818 65 67 68 69 70 71 142897 142898 142899 142900 142901 142902 DESCRIPTION Assembly, Housing, LH Assembly, Housing, RH O11 Seal ,984 x 1.5 x ,25 Brake Shaft Assembly Axle Mounting Horn Assenlbly Washer 1.0 x 1,63 x .08 Washer 1.0 x 2.06 x .09 Brake Yoke Assembly BrakeArm 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 1/4-20 x 1-1/2 Bolt 1/4-20 x 1 Ditt erential Assernbly Dowbl Pin Reduction Gear, 14 Teethto 38 Teeth Final Drive Pinion Assembly Jackshatt O-Ring Washer 5/8 X 1-5/32 Washer 7/8 X 1-1/2 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 3.5 _ NO. pART NO, DESCRIPTION 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 81 82 89 91 95 96 103 104 106 108 109 110 111 112 113 117 123 124 129 153767 142SO4 142905 142907 142908 142909 153768 142910 142911 142912 153769 142914 153770 142916 142917 142918 142919 142920 142921 150820 150823 150821 150822 150824 150825 153771 LOCknut, Hex 5/16-18 Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 Hex Cap Screw 5/16-18 x t Shoulder BOlt Freewheel Actuating Arm Oil Seal .625 x 1.0 x .25 Grease (10 oz. Tube) Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 x 1-3/4 _blt 5/16-18 x 4-1/2 Filter, Spin On Pump, BDU-10L-122 Plug, Straight Thread 60 ° 7/18 SAE x 5/16 Fitting Washer Vent Cap Assembly Fitting O-Ring Assembly ContrblArm Set Screw FiJterHead Hose 1/2" Fitting, 1/2' Beaded 90 ° 7/8 SAE Fitting, 1/2' Beaded 60 ° 9/16 FiBing, 1/2" Beaded 90 ° 9/16 O Ring Pinch Clamp Spring, Long NOTE: 51 All component dimensions given in U,S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER 222-3010L 52 TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.272960 TRANSAXLE--MODEL NUMBER 222-3010L KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 12 13 14 15 17 19 21 22 23 25 32 37 38 42 43 44 47 53 60 62 63 64 67 -NOTE: pART NO. 144569 122716X 122745)( 122715)( 122700X 122699X 122767X 122717X 122748X 122749X 144571 122770X 153801 122722X 144573 142978 127148)( 142938 122786X 122718X 144578 144578 144579 122752X 127153X 142977 144581 144582 144583 144584 153769 DESCRIP1X)N Shaft, Pump Ring, Retaining Bearing, Ball Spacer Seal, Lip Ring, Retaining Rearing, Cradle Seal, Lip Arm,Trunnion Guide, Slot Housing Kit, Transmission Rearing, Thrust, Rail Center Section Kit Seal, Lip Shaft, Motor Washer, Block Thrust Swashplate, Variable 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 Spdng O-Ring Charge Pump Kit Gerotor Assembly Screw, Socket Head, Cap Pump Assembly, Complete All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 53 1HACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65561 CYLINDER HEAD, VALVE AND BREATHER I \ 7m 4 i 29 CRANKCAEEJ 54 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65561 HEADNALVE/BREATHER CRANKCASE KEY PART NO. NO. KEY PART NO. NO. 1 24-033-03-S 2 3 4 24-041-23-S 24-096-59-S M-645020 5 6 7 X-75-23-S 25-351-01-S 24-755-66-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 24-411-05-S 24-041-08-S 24-318-12-S 25-186-01-S 24-599-O1-S M640034-S 14 12-086-16-S 15 24-755-7-S 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24-153_16-S 24-086-32-S 24-445-01-S 24-O16-01-S 24-016-02-S 24-017-01-S 24-017-02-S 24-032-05-S 235011-S 24-089-02-S 12-173-01-S 12-755-03-S 24-318-11-S 24-755-76-S 28 29 25-313-02-S 24-755-57-S 30 M-545016-S 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 24-445-02-S 24-126-44-S 24-112-12-S 24-294-06-S 24-326-13-S 24-326-14-S X-426-9-S 20 DESCRIPTION Kit, breather cover w/ gasket (Includes 2,3) Gasket, breather Cover, breather Screw, bex. flange M6xl.0x20 (4) Plug, allen hd. 1/8" Lifter, valve (4) Kit, valve train (Includes 6,11,12) Rod push 4 Gasket, cylinder head 2 Head assembly, #2 cylinder Arm, rocker (4) Pivot, rocker arm (4) Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34 (4) Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x00 (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) Head assembly, #1 cylinder Kit, valve cover - breather _lnch 16,17,26) Grommet, rubber Kit, breather separator (Includes 28,30-33) Screw, bex. flange M5xO.8x16 (2) Strap, breather Bracket, breather separator Spacer Fitting Hose, breather Hone, breather Clamp, hose (2) 1 2 24-032-01-S 3 4 5 24-294-13-S 12-380-17-S 24-067-13-S 24-067-t4-S 24-874-01-S 6 10 11 12 13 14 24-874-02-S 24-874-03-S 24-874_14-S 24-108-01-S 24-108-02-S 24-t08-O3-S 24-018-01-S 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 24-010-06-S 24-089-35-S 24-089-34-S 52-139-09-S M-545010-S 15 16 17 18 19 20 24.018-04-S 24-402-05-S 12-153-01-S 24-126-19-S 12-123-04-S M-545016-S 21 22 12-153-02-S 24-038-04-S 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 24-755-46-S 12-153-03-S 12-380-04-S M-631005-S 12-032-01-S X-25-102-S 24-144-01-S 7 8 9 55 DESCRIPTION Seal, oil front Crankcase _USE: Miniblcck 24 782 05) Fittin q Pin, dowel locating (6) Connecting Rod Std.) (2) Connecting Rod (.25) (2) Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2) (Includes 7,8) Piston wiRing Set (,25) (2) Piston wiring Set (.50) 2) Piston wiring set (.(38) 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) Spring acr Heavy) Spring acr (light) Plug, cup Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0 (2) Retainer, reed (2) Reed, breather (2) O-Ring, lower oil fdl tube Bracket, oil fill tube Tube, oil fill Screw, hex. flange M5xO.8x16 O-Ring, upper oil fill tube Dipstick assembly (Includes 22,23) Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 23) O-Rin_, dipstick Pin, h_tch Washer, plain 6 mm Seal, governor cross shaft Washer, plain 1/4" Shaft, governor cross TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPENUMBER 65561 IGNITION/ELECTRICAL I BLOWER HOUSfNG AND BAFFLES I _'T =_) _'° AIR INTAKE /Ij2 J 3 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65561 IGNITION/CHARGING KEY PART • NO. NO, 1 54-755-15-S 2 M-403025-S 3 4 5 6 7 X-25-92-S 24-112-04-S 25-086-47-S 24-157-03-S 12-086-14-S 8 g 10 11 12 13 12-468-03/S X-42-15-S24-025-04-S 25-403-03-S X-25-92-S 24-086-18-S 14 15 236602-S 54-755-09-S 16 17 12-132-06-S M-548025-S 18 19 20 21 22 235173-S 48-154-02-S X-25-63-S 24-584-01-S M-545020-S NOT ----*-- BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Kit, grass screen (Includes 2-4,and 24, 113, 18) Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 _)a sher, plain 5/16" (4) Spacer, grass screen (4) Bolt, shoulder (4) Fan Screw, hex. flange Ml0x1.5x46 Washer, plain 3/8". Key Flywheel Rectifier-regulator Washer, plain 3/16" (2) Screw, phillips hd. 11-16 x 7/5 (2) Connector (3 contact) Kit, 15 am_pstator (Includes 24 126 71) Spark Plug (2) Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 t 24-027-20-S 2 3 24-100-01-S 25-139-16-S 4 5 24-100-02-S M-545020-S 6 M-545016_S 7 M-551016-S 8 M-645016-S 9 10 11 24-146-16-S 24-146-20-S 24-063-20-S 12 13 24-063-14-S 24-063-30-S 14 15 24-063-23-S M-545010-S (2) Clip, cable Clip, cable Washer, plain 1/4" Module, ignition (2) Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20 (4) DESCRIPTION Housing, blower (Incl. 2-4) Nut plastic (3) Plug, button 9/16 Nut, plastic (2) Screw, hex. flange M5xO,Bx20 (4) Screw, hex. flange M5x0,8x16 (3) Screw, hax. flange M5x0.8x16 Screw, hax. flange M6x1.0xt6 6) Plate, backing - # 2 side Plata, backing - # 1 side Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 side Baffle, valley - #2 side Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1 side Baffle, valley - #1 side Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sxl0 (2) AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION ILLUSTRATED 24-126-71-S Bracket, stator wire X-22-11-S Washer, lock 1/4" 24-176-79-S Harness, wiring Lead, black (rect.-reg. 5" o 12 gauge 24-518-12-S iasulated grip barrel eyelets) 24-113-18-S Decal, grass screen 25-454-03-S Tie, wire (3) KEY PART NO. NO. 57 1 2 24-164-06-S M-651055-S 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 24-041-0t-S 24-041-14-S 24-094-19-S 24-041-13-S 24-109-10-S 24-083-02-S 47-083-03-S 24-032-03-S 24-096-01-S 12-100-01-B 24-096-67-S 54-755-01-B 15 16 17 24-153-15-S 25-341-03-S 24-063-51-S DESCRIPTION Manifold, intake Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x55 (4) Gasket, intake manifold (2) Gasket, air cleaner base Base, air cleaner Gasket, fuel spitback cup Cup, fuel spgback Preclaaner, element Element, air cleaner Seal, breather Cover, inner air cleaner Wing Nut Cover, air cleaner Kit, knob with seal (includes 15 & 16) O-Ring Knob, cover Baffle, fuel spitback TRACTOR - MODELNUMBER 917.272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPENUMBER 65561 STARTING SYSTEM I ENGINE CONTROLS S Q r 4 2 q S 16 OIL PAN / LUBRICATION I J ! I)-- • _'$ /1 _) $..-_ J % I;' $ 58 /2 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65561 OIL PAN/LUBRICATION STARTING SYSTEM KEY NO. PART NO. "_ M-839070-$ 2 3 24-O96-05-S M-839080-S 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12-468-01-S 25-098-05-S 12-221-01-S 12-227-13-S 12-211-01-S 12-755-54-S 12-227-06-S 12-170-05-S DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x70 Cover, inion Screw, _ex. flange MSxt .25x80 Washer, plain 11/32" (3) Starter, (includes 6-11) Kit, brush Cap Bolt, tllru (2) Kit, drive Cap, drive end Armature ENGINE CONTROLS KEY pART NO. NO. I SM-642025-S 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 11 24-090-14-S M-641060-S 24-089-01-S 25-158-08-S 24-079-04-S 25-158-11-S M-547050-S 24-089-03-S 24-126-56-S M-645016-S 12 13 12-237-01-S M-545016-S 4 15 16 17 18 t 9 24-090-07-S 24-468-01-S 24-089-18-S M-446030-S 24-090-13-S M-545020-S 20 21 22 23 24 25 24-089-51-S 24-090-05-S 41-468-03-S M-403025-S 24-079-05-_ 24-086-43-S DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25 Lever, governor Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0 Spring, linkage Bushing, linkage retatning Linkage, throttle Bushing, throttle linkage Nut, hex. lock MSx0.8 Spring, choke return Bracket, control Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x16 (4 Clamp cable 2 Screw, hex. flange M5x0.Sx16 (1) Lever, throttle actuator Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3) Spring, governor Nut, hex M4x0.7 Lever thro_tte control Screw, hex. lange M5x0.Sx20 Spring, throttle limiter Lever, choke Washer, spring 1/4" Screw, hex. cap M4x0,7x25 Linkage, choke Screw, thread forming (2) KEY PART NO. NO. 1 M-645025-S 2 3 M-631005-S 24-199-07-S 4 24-393-08-S 5 6 7 24-123-05-S 24-162-26-S 24-043-12-S 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 t5 16 12-380-01-S 52-448-02-S 12-144-02-S 24-153-08-S X-75-32.S 24-136-01-S 12-050-01-S 52-032-08-S 24-086.17-S 17 24-086-16-S 18 X-75-10-S 59 DESCRIPTION Screw, hex. flange M6xt .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 0) Pin, go_overnor regulating Tab, k;c,king Shaft, governor gear O-Ring Plug, hex. ctsk. 3/8" Nipple, oi_titter Filter, oil Seal, oil (PTO end) Screw, hex. flange M8xt.25x45 Screw, hex. flange MSx1,25x45 (g) Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8" N.P,T.F. ...... I HAU I UH -- MUUP.L NUMUP-H 917,272960 KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65561 CRANKSHAFT EXHAUSTJ [ j2 1 FUELSYSTEM / I i 1 iv 14 60 TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.272960 KOHLER ENGiNE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65561 CRANKSHAFT FUEL SYSTEM KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 Crankshaft (Includes 2) Plug, cup 1 24-853-25-S 2 3 24-041-15-S 24-053-25 KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 Gasket exhaust (2) Stud, M8xl.25x33 (4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24-041-t4-S M-629095-S M-641060-S 47-154-01-S 24-353-03-S X-426-9-S 24-086-12-S 24-014-72-S 52-139-09-S KEY PART NO. NO. EXHAUST 24-041-02-S 25-072-04-S NOTILLUSTRATED .24-522-16 -24-782-05 -24-755-03-S Shod Block Minib$ock Gasket Set 11 24-393-16-S 12 24-100-01-S 13 15-353-04-S 14 25-050-03-S NOTILLUSTRATED -24-757-18-S -24-757-19-S -24-757-20-S -24-757-22-S 61 DESCRIP'nON Kit, carburetor w/gask_ _ncludes 2-4) asket, carburetor Carburetor assembly (For _,tormation on$¥r avaUablo separately) (Includes 24 757 18, ; 757-19, 24-757-20, 2_ 757-22) Gasket, air cleaner ba Stud, M6x1,0x95 (2) Nut, hex. flange M6xt Clip, cable Line, fuel 10-5/9" (2) Clamp, hose (6) Screw, hex. cap. M6xl.7x18 (2 Pump, fuel -pulse Nut, plastic (2) Line, fuel 1t-1/2 = Filter, fuel Kit, overhaul w/gasket: Kit, choke repair w/ga_ Kit, gasket Kit, solenoid rep(acem w/gaskets 62 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES SIGHTING GUIDE I_ "_ FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL I greater than 15 °) never across the face. Make rums gredually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exerc se extreme erate when your Tractor updirection and downonthe face of slopes (not i caution changing slopes. Get it fixed, at your home or ours! 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