Craftsman 917.276051 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMIIN°
GARDEN TRACTOR
22.0 HP, 50" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.276051
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differently
built engines.
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you start the
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haspreviously
a low emission
engine which
operates
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual.
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
th_ product, Call:
1 800 659 5917
Sears
Craftsman
Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
U.S.A.
Warranty ................................................
Safety Rules ..........................................
Product Specifications
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Assembly/Pre-Operation
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Operation .............................................
Maintenance
Schedule ........................
2
3
6
8
12
18
Maintenance
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18
Service and Adjustments
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22
Storage ................................................
29
Troubleshooting
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30
Repair Parts .........................................
34
Sears Service ........................
Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman
Riding Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions
in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship
according to the guidelines
of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable
warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions
below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance
Servicing, oil changes,
or tune-ups
Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment,
impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment
according
to the instructions
contained
in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined
to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase,
if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines
the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience,
IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery
warranty
applies
only while
This warranty gives you specific
vary, from state to state.
this product
legal rights,
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
is within the United
States.
and you may also have other rights,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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which
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating
hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging
chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
_,WARNING:
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
,_ug.
WARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_WARNING:
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
u to lose control of your tractor.
WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories
contain lead and
• Data indicates that operators,
age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage
of riding mower-related
injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves
and
others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine.
Allow machine to cool before
lead compounds,
chemicals
known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
harm.
OPERATION
• Read, understand,
and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar with the instructions,
to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless
storage.
II. SLOPE
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death.
All slopes
require extra caution.
If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
abso-
lutely necessary.
Always look down
behind before and while backing.
OPERATION
and
3
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments.
These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction,
disengage
the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
•
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
•
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
Ill. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children.
They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment
if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently
check components
and replace with
manufacturer's
recommended
parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing.Stop machineif anyone
enters the area.
• Nevercarry passengersor children
evenwith the bladesoff.
• Do not mow in reverseunless absolutely necessary.Alwayslook down and
behind beforeand while backing.
• Nevercarry children.They may fall off
and be seriously injuredor interferewith
safe machineoperation.
• Keepchildrenout of the mowingarea
and underthe watchfulcare of another
responsibleadult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Beforeand when backing, look behind
and down for smallchildren.
• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not
across.
• Removeobstaclessuch as rocks,tree
limbs,etc.
• Watchfor holes,ruts, or bumps.Uneven
terrain could overturnthe machine.Tall
grasscan hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed.Choosea low gear
so that you will not haveto stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stoppingon a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengagethe blades
and proceedslowly straight down the
slope.
• If machinestops while going uphill,
disengageblades, shift into reverseand
backdown slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
andthen, turn slowly and gradually
downhill,if possible.
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PRODUCT
In the state of California
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
5 Gallons
Capacity
and Type:
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
'API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above
SAE 5W30
(below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter
W/O Filter
Spark
(Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.040")
Ground
(MPH):
Speed
Tire Pressure:
QC12YC
Hi:
1.7
3.3
5.4
2.1
Front:
Rear:
Charging
System:
14 PSI
10 PSI
16 Amps
Battery:
Blade
4.0 Pints
3.75 Pints
Lo:
0.7
1.4
2.3
0.9
Reverse:
@ 3600 RPM
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
Bolt Torque:
27-35
32°F)
35
280
U1R
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.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual.
The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
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 manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
the above is re-
quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources
Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman®
product is
designed and manufactured
for years of
dependable
operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service
by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited
service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
•
Product
replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount
of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional
installation of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
Steering
Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Steering Sleeve
Seat
@
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
Mower
(5) Retainer Springs
(2) Flanged
Pins %
loop)
Gauge Wheels
©
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Centerlock Nuts
(2) Wheels
Video
(2) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga.
Cassette
Slope
For Future Use
Keys
(2) Keys
7
Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
A socket wrench
easier. Standard
are listed below.
FOR ASSEMBLY
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned
in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).
TO
REMOVE
TRACTOR
CARTON
Remove all accessible
loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Remove mower and packing materials.
4. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
FROM
ATTACH
1.
2.
REMOVING
Locknut
(_---___
Large Flat
Wheel
Steerin_asher
!/Steering
I/Adapter
Wheel
SKID
STEERING
Steering
Sleeve
,'
_ _-_-_ _" "..
///_
/
//J
/
\
TRACTOR
WHEEL
Remove Iocknut and large flat washer
from steering shaft.
Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
Slide the steering sleeve over the
steering shaft.
4. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal
(left to right) and slide
onto steering wheel adapter.
5. Secure steering wheel to steering
shaft with Iocknut and large flat washer
previously removed.
Tighten securely.
6. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
7. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
3.
_------
Steering Shaft
1.
BEFORE
Steering
Wheel Insert
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
I
set will make assembly
wrench sizes you need
HOW
CHECK
TO
SET
UP YOUR
TRACTOR
BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Label
INSTALL
Adjust
knob.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
SEAT
seat before
tightening
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
adjustment
Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly
seat to tractor.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function
of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
of
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned
over the
large slotted holes in pan.
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
TRACTOR
Operation
section
OFF
for
SKID
location
(See
and
function
of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
Seat
Seat Pa_
TO DRIVE
Shoulder
Bolts
6.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
Flat Washer
Adjustment Knob _
9
INSTALL
MOWER
AND
DRIVE
8.
BELT
plate assembly to align holes and
insert flanged pins. Secure pins with
double loop retainer springs between
the plate and mower brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged
pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on
head of pin. If necessary, move mower
side-to-side
to give space between plate
and mower brackets.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
9. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
10. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
mower suspension.
11. Raise deck to highest position.
12. Assemble gauge wheels as shown
using long shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers,
and 3/8-16 center Iocknuts. Tighten
securely.
13. Adjust gauge wheels before operating
mower as shown in the Operation section of this manual.
See MOWER AND DRIVE BELT ASSEMBLY Supplement
Sheet for additional
guidance on this assembly.
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension
arms are raised with
attachment
lift control. Engage parking
brake.
1.
2.
Cut and remove ties securing anti-sway
bar and belts. Swing anti-sway bar to
left side of mower deck.
Slide mower under tractor with deflec-
tor shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise
until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
5.
6.
7.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
Place the suspension
arms on inward
pointing deck pins. Retain with double
loop retainer spring with loops up as
shown.
Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension
brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
Double Loop
Retainer
Spring
Shoulder
Bolt
Chassis
Bracket
Suspension
Arms
Idler
Gauge
Wheel
Front
Mower
Bracket
Front
Suspension
Brackets
Electric
Clutch
Pulley
Front Plate
Y
Single
Loop
Retainer
Springs
3/8
Washer
3/8-16
Center
Locknut
Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
Double
Loop
Retainer
Spring
Use Pliers For
Retainer Springs
Anti-Swa_
Bar
Deflector
Double Loop
Retainer Spring
(Inward pointing
deck pins)
n
10
ASSEMBLE
BRACKETS
GAUGE WHEELS AND
TO MOWER DECK
CHECK
MOWER
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower should
be properly leveled.
See "TO LEVEL
MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service and
The gauge wheels are designed to keep
the mower deck in proper position when
operating mower. Be sure they are properly adjusted to ensure optimum mower
performance.
1. Attach front gauge wheel brackets
marked front left (FL), front right (FR)
to mower deck using (3) carriage bolts
and (3) Iocknuts. For ease of installation do not tighten Iocknuts until all
carriage bolts have been installed.
2. Attach rear gauge wheel brackets
marked rear left (R L), rear right (RR)
to mower deck using (3) carriage bolts
and (3) Iocknuts. For ease of installation do not tighten Iocknuts until all
carriage bolts have been installed.
3. Slide gauge wheel bar down into
bracket channel, Be sure that gauge
wheel bar aligning holes are on top.
Assemble gauge wheels as shown
using shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers and
3/8-16 center Iocknuts and tighten
securely.
4. For ease of mower to tractor assembly,
raise gauge wheels to highest position
and retain with clevis pins and spring
retainers.
Adjustments
section
of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
POSITION
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower
blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify
that the belts are routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted.
See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
,/CHECKLIST
Before you operate your new tractor, we
wish to assure that you receive the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower. See "TO ADJUST GAUGE
WHEELS"
in the Operation section of this
manual.
Crownlock Nut
Retainer spring
Pin
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
Gauge Wheel
Mounting
Bracket
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check
mower and drive belts. Be sure
Shoulder
Bolt \
,/Seat
is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
Adjusting
they are routed properly around
and inside all belt keepers.
Bar
Gauge
_
Wheel --
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
3/8 Washer
3/8-16 Center Locknut
CHECK
TIRE
pulleys
Carraige Bolts
PRESSURE
,/Engine
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section
of this manual.
oil is at proper
level.
,/Fuel
tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls, their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
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,/Be sure brake
ing condition.
system
is in safe operat-
These symbolsmay appear on your tractor or in literaturesupplied with the product.
Learn and understandtheir meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
ENGINE ON
I' 1
CHOKE
ENGINE START
PARKING
ol
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
OIL PRESSURE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
BATTERY
REVERSE
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
FORWARD
MOWER
KEEP AREA
CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER
if not avoided,
will result indicates
in death aorhazard
seriouswhich,
injury.
WARNING
hazard
which,
if not avoided,
could resultindicates
in deatha or
serious
injury.
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models
only)
CAUTION
which, ifinjury.
not avoided,
might resultindicatesa
in minor hazard
or moderate
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
damage.
injury
4_l/llll/=ll;,,
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW
YOUR
TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
Compare the illustrations
with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations
various controls and adjustments.
Save this manual for future reference.
Ignition
Switch
YOUR
of
iht Switch
Position
Ammeter
Clutch Switch
Throttle Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke
Control
f
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Parking Brake
-Range Shift Lever
/
Gear Shift Lever
02147
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American
National Standards
Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
SWITCH
- Used
RANGE SHIFT
(H) and low (L)
reverse gears.
ATTACHMENT
raise and lower
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION
- Turns the
headlights
on and off.
THROTTLE
CONTROL
engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
- Used to control
PEDAL
LEVER - Allows high
speed for all forward and
LIFT LEVER - Used to
the mower deck or other
attachments
mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
- Used for
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER
- Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging
(-).
PARKING
BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake
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.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of the tractor.
into the brake
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position.
SAFETYGLASSES
HOW
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
standard safety glasses or a
wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
TO USE
YOUR
TO SET PARKING
TRACTOR
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge
and go
dead.
NOTE:
Under certain conditions when
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.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2.
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
opping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described
above, before leaving
the operator's
position.
Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Choke
Control
Push-In to
"Disengaged"
TO USE THROTTLE
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out To
"Engage"
Throttle
Control
• Full throttle
mance.
"Brake"
Positidn
"Engaged"
Position
Gear Shift
Lever
TO MOVE
-
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged
position.
GROUND
DRIVE
-
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N) position.
ENGINE
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
of your transaxle.
-
• Move throttle
NOTE:
Failure
CONTROL
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the gearshift
lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift and range shift levers
to desired position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
STOPPING
BLADES
perfor-
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.
Brake
MOWER
offers the best mower
TO USE CHOKE
nition
Key
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
"Disengaged"
"Drive"
Position
Position
Height Adjustment
Knob
CONTROL
TO ADJUST
control to slow position.
to move throttle control to
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled
by turning the height adjustment
knob in desired
direction.
slow position to allow engine to idle before
stopping may cause engine to "backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
• Turn knob clockwise (_) to raise cutting
height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(r-_) to
lower cutting height.
use.
• Never use choke
MOWER
to stop engine.
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The cutting height range is approximately
1-1/2" to 4-1/2". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately
2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches during
hot months.
For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often and after
moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
2.
3.
4.
at-
disengage
attachment
clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Lift Lever
Attachment Clutch
High Position
Switch Pull Out To
Low
"Engage"
_ Position
Deflector
Shield
WHEELS
Push In To
"Disengage"
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
_WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting
up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping
or changing
speed on
hills.
rear retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel.
Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes in
bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pins. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
Replace retainer springs into clevis
pins.
Clevis Pin
Retainer
Spring
• 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 gearshift lever to 1 st gear and range
shift lever to low (L) position.
Be sure you
have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly
as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
Gauge
Wheel
Bar
TO OPERATE
lift con-
Start mower blades by engaging
tachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES -
Adjust mower to desired cutting height.
Lower mower with lift control.
Remove
Gauc
Wheel
mower with attachment
3.
Gauge wheels
are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1.
2.
Lower
trol.
TO TRANSPORT
Bracket
• Raise attachment
lift to highest position
with attachment
lift control.
• When pushing
or towing
your tractor,
be sure gearshift
lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting
your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
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TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions
for
additional
information.
Never use engine
or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage may occur.
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD
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.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment
clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold engine
start attempt. For a warm engine start
attempt the choke control may not be
needed.
GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. 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.
_CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and
cold starting procedures
below.
6. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously
for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts,
push choke control in, wait
a few minutes and try again. If engine
still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
above)
7. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to
run smoothly. If the engine starts to
run roughly, pull the choke control out
slightly for a few seconds and then
continue to push the control in slowly.
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• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER
STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
7. When engine starts, slowly push choke
control in until the engine begins to run
smoothly. Continue to push the choke
control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed
and load, until the choke control is fully
in. If the engine starts to run roughly,
pull the choke control out slightly for a
few seconds and then continue to push
the control in slowly. This may require
an engine warm-up period from several
seconds to several minutes, depending
on the temperature.
• The attachments
can be used during
the engine warm-up period 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.
MOWING
--
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• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps.
Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always
operate engine at full throttle
when mowing
to assure better mowing
performance
and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment
being used.
TIPS
• Tire chains
cannot
9(
be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution
of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge
away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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MAI.TE.A.OE
SO.EOULE
F,LL, OATES
AS OOOOMPLETE
f ZERV'OE
REGULAR
DATES
SERVICE
cChh;;kkTBira:; Op:[_;io
n
T
Check Operator Presence
Interlock Systems
_
and
a
Check for Loose Fasteners
ca
Sharpen/Replace
I_
I_
T
Lubrication
0
Check Battery Level
1_4
R
Clean Battery and Terminals
I_
Mower Blades
1_3
Chart
Check Transaxle
t_
ll_
I_
Cooling
Check V-Belts
I_
Check Engine Oil Level
I1_
Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
N
Clean Air
G
Clean Air Screen
1_1,2
Engine Oil (without oil filter)
_1,2
_1_2
Filter
1_2
i/
Arrester
NI
Inspect Muffler/Spark
E
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
1_1,2
Clean Engine Cooling
I_
Fins
2
Replace Spark Plug
I_
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
1_2
If
Replace Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
under
a heaw
in dirty or dusty
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil,
4 - Not required
if equipped with maintenance-free
battery,
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-Ibs, maximum.
Do not overtighten.
load or
conditions.
LUBRICATION
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.
@ SI
Zerk
@ Front Wheel
Bearing zerk
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
EACH
Spindle
Zerk
\@ Front Wheel
Bearing zerk
@ Steerin(
Sector Gear
Teeth
i_3) Engine
Check/Add
Transaxle
Fluid
• At least 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
CHART
dPSAE 30 or 10w30
Motor Oil
@General Purpose Grease
@Refer to Maintenance
"ENGINE"
Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
Check for loose fasteners.
the self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel
they must be lubricated,
use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
4.
Always observe safety rules when
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
per5.
Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
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
If bolt needs replacing,
replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Mandrel
Trailin(
Blade
Edge
Centel
• 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.
Flat Washer
Lock Washerj-._
_-Blade
TO SHARPEN
• 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
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened
with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE:
Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered,
but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If
blade is balanced,
it should remain in a
horizontal
position.
If either end of the
blade moves downward,
sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
/
/
For best results mower blades must be kept
sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
2.
3.
BLADE
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
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
1.
Bolt
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
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 brake pedal is fully depressed
and
attachement
clutch control is in the
BLADE
Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5/8" Bolt or Pin
REMOVAL
Center Hole
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
Install new or resharpened
blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
which is sufficient for normal use.
system
How-
ever, 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.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
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NOTE:The originalequipmentbattery on
your tractor is maintenancefree.
Do not attemptto open or removecaps or
covers.Adding or checking levelof electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERYANDTERMINALS
Corrosionand dirt on the batteryand terminalscan causethe batteryto "leak"power.
1. Removeterminal guard.
2. DisconnectBLACKbattery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Cleanterminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminalswith grease or petroleumjelly.
6. Reinstallbattery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY"in the SERVICEAND ADJUSTMENTSsection of this manual).
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keeptransaxlefree from build-up of dirt
and chaffwhich can restrictcooling.
CHECKTRANSAXLE OIL LEVEL
1. Block up rear axle securely.
2. Removeleft rearwheel by removing
hub bolts.
3. Removefiller plug from transaxle. Oil
level must be evenwith plug threads.
If necessary,fill with SAE 30 motor oil,
API SG-SL. Replacefiller plug.
4. Reassemblewheel to hub.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosityoils
(5W30, 10W30etc.) improvestarting in
coldweather,they will resultin increased
oil consumptionwhen used above 32°R
Checkyour engineoil level more frequently to avoid possibleengine damagefrom
runninglow on oil.
Changethe oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least oncea year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in oneyear.
Checkthe crankcaseoil levelbeforestarting
theengineandaftereacheight(8) hours
of operation.Tightenoilfill cap/dipsticksecurelyeachtimeyou checkthe oillevel.
TO CHANGEENGINEOIL
Determinetemperaturerangeexpected
beforeoil change. All oil must meet API
service classificationSG-SL.
• Be sure tractoris on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catchoil in a suitable container.
1. Removeoil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Installthe drain tube onto the valve.
3. Open drain valve by using a 7/16"
(11mm)wrench turning counterclockwise.
Oil Drain Valve
To Open
To Close
Filler
Plug
Drain Tube
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.
4.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
5.
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
6.
SAE VISCOSITY
F
-20
c -_o
0
-2o
TEMPERATURE
30
-1;
32
GRADES
40
;
RANGE ANTICIPATED
7.
60
1;
80
_o
100
1o
4o
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
o]1 visc
chart1
÷
20
After oil has drained completely,
close
the drain valve turning clockwise. Use
the 7/16" (11 mm) wrench to apply
a small amount of torque to keep it
closed. Do not over tighten.
Remove the drain tube and store in a
safe place.
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.
For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
ENGINEOIL FILTER
Replacethe engineoil filter every
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely
dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner
conditions.
1. Remove cover.
TO SERVICE
2.
3.
4.
more often under
MUFFLER
dusty
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
PRE-CLEANER
Wash it in liquid detergent
and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
pre-cleaner.
TO SERVICE
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
replace
IN-LINE
CARTRIDGE
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
1.
Clean cartridge
by tapping gently on
flat surface.
If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
2. Reinstall precleaner cartridge,
cover
and secure.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized
air to clean or dry
cartridge.
Cover
FUEL
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
4.
clamps are properly positioned.
Immediately
wipe up any spilled
line.
gaso-
Cartridge
Fuel Filter_
Foam
CLEANING
CLEAN
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend
using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
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 all times.
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WARNING:
TO AVOID SERIOUS
VICE
OR ADJUSTMENTS:
INJURY,
BEFORE
PERFORMING
ANY SER-
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
4. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
6. Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TO INSTALL
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
Follow procedure described
in "INSTALL
MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the As-
MOWER
1.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Turn height adjustment
knob to lowest
setting.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4. Remove retainer spring holding
anti-swaybar
to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-swaybar
from bracket.
5. Remove four retainer springs from front
plate assembly and remove plate.
6. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage
arms
from deck.
7.
8.
9.
sembly
clutch pulley.
out from under
Chassis
Bracket
section
TO LEVEL
of this manual.
MOWER
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front corners
of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
Raise attachment
lift to its highest position.
Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric
Slide mower
of tractor.
MOWER
• 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.
right side
Suspension Arms
Front Mower
Bracket
Electric Clutch
Pulley
Plate
Assembly
Retainer
Spring
Springs
(Both Sides)
Anti-Sway
Mower
Bracket
Retainer Springs
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• 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.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
NOTE:
Each full turn of nut "G" will
change
3/8".
distance
• Recheck
"F" by approximately
side-to-side
adjustment.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE
EQUAL IN LENGTH
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-
Nut
to-side.
If the following front-to-back
adjustment
is necessary,
be sure to adjust
both front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so 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 plate 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
Front Plate
Assembly
TO REPLACE
MOWER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against
trunnion on both front links.
8.
• To raise front of mower housing, loosen
nut "H" from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "G" on both front links an
equal number of turns. The two front
links must remain equal in length.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
MOWER
DRIVE
BELT
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 primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and bolt in mower
housing.
MOWER
9.
DRIVE
_unnion
DRIVE
BELT INSTALLATION
Install belt in both idlers. Make sure
belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers
as shown.
10. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against
trunnion on both front links.
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11. Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley.
12. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly and
inside belt keepers.
13. Reassemble
L.H. mandrel cover.
Primary Idler Arm
Spring
Electric Clutch
Pulley
Bolt in
Mower
Housing
Mower Drive Belt
Belt Keepers
TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
7.
8.
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower drive belt (See "TO
REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
9.
2.
this section of this manual).
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this man-
10.
3.
ual).
Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover. Unhook
11.
4.
5.
6.
spring from bolt on mower housing.
Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley.
Remove belt from center mandrel
12.
13.
pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel
pulley.
Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated
around mandrels
and entire
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
cove r.
Reinstall mower to tractor (See "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in
the Assembly
section of this manual).
Reassemble
mower drive belt (See
"TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT"
in this section
upper deck surface.
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of this manual).
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Idler Pulley
L.H. Mandrel
Mandrel
R.H. Mandrel Cover
Screw
Secondary
Spring
Sway Bar Bracket
TO ADJUST
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
TO CHECK
The electric clutch should provide years
of service.
The clutch has a built-in brake
TO CHECK
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
Rotor
TO ADJUST
1.
I
_-
BRAKE
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
Locknut (3)
_
BRAKE
1.
tions cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage
electric clutch 10
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
Slot (3)
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
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 a Sears
or other qualified service center.
1. Make sure attachment
clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position.
2. Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until
space between clutch plate and rotor
measures
.012" at all three slot loca-
Nylon _
AND ADJUST
Plate
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Clutching Idler
,
Clutching Flat Idler
Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
Above Midspan X
Belt Keeper
\
Engine
Pulley
Belt
Keeper
V-Idler
Belt
Keeper
Belt
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Engine
Pulley
Twists
Belt
Transaxle
Pulley
Keeper
V-Idler
As Viewed from Bottom
TO ADJUST
MENT
Operating
Arm
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
1.
BELT
2.
brake
(creates
slack in
TO REMOVE
drive belt from electric
FRONT
clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section
of this manual).
3. Roll motion drive belt off transaxle pulley.
4. Roll belt off clutching idler pulleys, then
off engine pulley and front V-idler pulley.
5. Pull belt out of all belt keepers.
1.
2.
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
WHEEL
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
-
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
Repair tire and reassemble.
Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
Replace axle cover.
REAR WHEEL
-
-
Block rear axle securely.
Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
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.
1.
Place V part of belt into grooves on
engine pulley and front V-idler, making
sure to route belt inside of belt keepers.
2. Put belt coming from V-idler above midspan belt keeper, then onto clutching
idler pulleys as shown.
3. Make sure V part of belt engages Vidler.
Place belt around transaxle pulley,
beginning at top.
V part of belt should engage transaxle
pulley.
,
Place long lower section of belt
through loop in midspan belt keeper.
6. Check to be sure belt is on proper side
of all belt keepers.
7. Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric
clutch pulley.
IMPORTANT:
Check Brake Adjustment.
ALIGN-
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
-
Engage parking
belt).
Remove mower
WHEEL
If steering wheel crossbars
are not
horizontal
(left to right) when wheels are
positioned
straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
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.
It is not necessary
to remove
mower.
BELT REMOVAL
STEERING
4.
Retaining
Ring _
Axle
Cover
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Washers
TO START
TERY
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
BAT-
3.
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
4.
5.
6.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
7.
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Keps Nut
TO ATTACH
JUMPER
1.
Connect
one end of the RED cable
2.
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B),
taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable
3.
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
Guard
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REPLACE
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
CABLES
8.
9.
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 doors.
Close hood.
-
Terminal _-_"
Access i
Door
1.
2.
REVERSE
1.
BLACK
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
cable first from chassis
gative (Black)
Cable
HEADLIGHT
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder
BULB
out of the hole in the
3.
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
02614
REPLACING
-Positive
(Red) Cable
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
and
DD
Weak or Dead
Battery
Hex
Bolt
Fully Charged
Battery
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
BATTERY
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
_WARNING:
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.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
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HOOD
AND
GRILL
AS-
1.
Raise hood.
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
TO ADJUST
Your carburetor
is not adjustable.
If your
engine does not operate properly due to
suspected
carburetor
problems, take your
tractor to an authorized
service center for
Hood
repair and/or adjustment.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center,, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
Headlight Wire
Cor _ector
ENGINE
Maintenance,
repair, or replacement
of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed
by any 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
Stop
/
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:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. Check that swivel is against stop. If it is
not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull
cable back until swivel is against stop.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST
CHOKE CONTROL
Swivel
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Loosen knob and remove cover as3.
4.
CARBURETOR
Clamp Screw
sembly from air cleaner.
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.
Replace air cleaner cover assembly
and tighten knob.
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Clamp
Screw
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
Immediately
prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_WARNING:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
storage. When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carbure-
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
tor. Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion
and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
3.
4.
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning,
leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine
and exhaust areas are still warm.
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
1.
2.
CORRECTION
3.
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1.
2.
3.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
4.
5.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1.
but
8.
9.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
1. Clean/replace
air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge
or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage
attachment
clutch.
3.
Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
Attachment
clutch is
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
4.
Blown
5.
6.
7.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Faulty
or starter.
8.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
2.
Engine clicks
will not start
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and
carburetor,
refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
fuse.
solenoid
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
30
3.
Recharge
or replace
battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
ignition
switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
Recharge
or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE"
1. Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3.
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9.
Water in fuel.
9.
,
2.
10. Spark
11.
12.
13.
14.
plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
Engine
to run
continues
1. Worn,
bent or loose
blade.
underside
of mower
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace
muffler.
13. Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
3.
Loose/damaged
3.
part(s).
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
,
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch
Clean
qualified service center.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified
service
center.
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
,
2.
3.
4.
5.
Worn,
Mower
bent or loose
blade.
deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
31
1.
2.
3.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
4.
housing.
Contact a Sears
5.
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
or other
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
CORRECTION
CAUSE
1. Remove obstruction•
1.
Obstruction
mechanism•
2.
Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley•
Frozen blade mandrel•
3.
4.
in clutch
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace
Contact
idler pulley•
a Sears or other
qualified
Poor grass
discharge
1.
Engine
speed too slow•
Travel speed
Wet grass•
too fast.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level•
Low/uneven
tire air
4.
5.
6.
pressure•
Worn, bent or loose
6.
7.
blade•
8.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower•
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
improperly
10. Improper
blades
installed•
used.
11 •Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels•
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
Battery will not
charge
7.
8.
9.
center•
control
in
"FAST" position•
Shift to slower speed•
Allow grass to dry before
mowing•
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure•
Replace/sharpen
blade•
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
housing•
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt.
blades sharp edge
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual•
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes•
1.
Switch
2.
3.
4.
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out
Faulty light switch•
Loose or damaged wiring•
2.
3.
4.
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch•
Check wiring and connections•
5.
Blown
5.
Replace
1. Turn switch "ON".
fuse.
fuse.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections•
1. Replace battery•
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3.
3.
Replace
regulator•
4.
Replace
alternator•
4.
Engine "backfires'
when turning
engine "OFF"
is "OFF".
service
1. Place throttle
2.
3.
drive belt.
,
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped)•
Faulty alternator•
Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping
engine•
,
Move throttle
stopping
32
control
to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
engine•
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GROUNDING
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HEADLIGHTS
WIRING
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT
OFF
M +G+A1
"MAKE"
NONE
ON+LIGHTS B+A1
ON
B + A1
START B + S + A1
L+A2
NONE
NONE
INSULATED
PTO
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY
SECURE YOUR
WIRING.
02743
OFF
ON
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REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
33
SWITCH
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tc, cu,
C+G,B+H
C+F,B+E,A+D
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•
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
DA
PTO SWITCH
CONNECTOR
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42
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33
27
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
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
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
185464
146149
108824X
73510400
170697
121305X
175566
140403
188032
17720408
131563
178861
122822X
174652
141940
175242
109748X
Battery
Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc
Hold down Battery Dash Mount
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
Switch Interlock
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
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 Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Switch, PTO
Protection Wire Loop
Socket Asm. Bulb
Relay Asm.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
153
148
161
158
37
J
122
150
122
6
156
17
139
32
28
21
56
91
_20
19
2
\
17
67
63
17
86
chassis-stealth
41-vgt
36
/_
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.276051
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
14
16
17
18
19
20
21
24
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
43
44
45
50
56
58
60
180375
175282
73680700
187934x428
157882
17720408
184668
175260X613
121794X
17000612
174515X613
19131312
STD523710
STD541437
179717X613
179716X613
145051X014
161419
161327
161326
177018
19111116
17060512
179772X613
175278
136939
136940
154913
175476
154914
183569
17000616
Rail, Frame RH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut, Crownlock Hex 7/16-14Unc
Dash YTGT 2 Cyl
Dash, Lower Vgt One Piece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Battery
Hood Asm., Pnt StealthYTGT
Cover, Access
Screw
Grille
Washer 13/32x13/16x12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle, Slkscr Vgt
Brace, Supt 1-pc VGT Strg
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh
Plate Asm
Washer 11/32x11/16x16 Ga.
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Fender
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Rh
Bracket, Chassis Front
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh
Bracket Fender
Screw 3/8-16 x 1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
63
66
67
68
70
84
85
86
88
91
106
122
130
137
138
139
142
144
148
150
152
153
156
157
158
161
162
165
19131614
17490608
156973
17490508
177679
142992
144911
74780716
STD551143
180374
17580520
161464
171875
74780716
179125X428
171873
161897
161900
164655
175352
177956
179761
17000512
161840
17670608
179612X428
142432
183554
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Screw Thdr 3/8-16 x 1/2
Guide, Belt Gear Drive
Screw Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2
Keeper, Belt
Stop, Over Center Mower
Bracket, Support Transaxle
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1 Gr. 5
Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 7/16
Rail, Frame Lh
Screw, Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Screw HWHD Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 xl Gr. 5
Cupholder
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Extrusion Bumper
Duct Heat Hood
Shield Browning
Lens Asm. Stealth Bar
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lens Bar Stealth Bar
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Console Fuel Window
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4-1/2 Unc
Bracket Support Fuel Tank
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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GROUND DRIVE
4O
39_
41
15
47
54
66
23
4
157
155
62
drive 9-vgt
62
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
7563R
17490508
STD541437
STD561210
149176
12000034
140080
142509
136927
139419
138901
STD551037
143012
126909X
137104
136926
23260412
633A109
106932X
136925
136923
137552
17490528
28
29
30
34
35
36
37
38
73350600
137213
19131616
71673
137648
149412
121749X
150035
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Thrust, Axle
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Pin, Cotter
Wheel, Hub Assembly
Klip, Ring
Bolt, Hub
Disc, Brake
Yoke, Brake Disc
Washer, Special
Bushing
Washer 13/32x13/16 x 16 Ga.
Set, Screw 1/4-28 x 3/4
Spring
Lever, Brake
Cam, Brake Disc
Screw, Fiat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4
Gearshift, Lever Assembly
Knob
Support, Puck Brake
Puck, Brake Top
Spring, Return
Screw, Hex Wsh Thd.
5/16-18 x 1-3/4
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16
Brake, Rod
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Cap, Plunger
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
Washer 25/32 x1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Nyliner
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
39
40
41
42
46
47
48
50
51
52
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
117
150
155
157
74321016
178575
73931000
8883R
145170
138228
72110612
131494
STD541437
139123
161590
105706X
137153
141756
122253X
122268X
184787
STD551143
74780720
154752
179163
140296
19131312
5142H
136327
73900600
9858M1
12000028
1370H
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
Actuator, Interlock Switch
Locknut #10-24
Cover, Pedal
Retainer, Spring
Clutch Rod
Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Clutch, Arm Assembly
Bearing, Idler
V-Belt
Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Spring Clip, Connecting Link
Pulley, Transaxle
Washer, Lock 7/16
Bolt, Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4 Gr. 5
Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal
Bolt, Shoulder
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Flat
Pin, Roll
Hub, Cover
Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Unc
Key, Woodruff
Ring Retainer
Washer Thrust 5/8 x 1.10 x 1/32
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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2O
23
13
34
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36
33
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29
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TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
26
27
28
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
41
42
45
51
52
139768
178557
183226
161849
161848
6266H
121748X
12000029
184946X505
74781044
136518
73901000
121749X
STD551137
73540600
186814
175572
156011
172020X428
186737
155105
152927
139769
3366R
17000612
104239X
138136
19111610
STD551131
74780512
187039
186799
155246
17490508
19183812
73940800
175553
Wheel, Steering
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm, LH
Spindle Asm., RH
Bearing, Race Thrust 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 Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Shaft Asm., Steering
Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt
Support Asm., Steering Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter, Wheel Steering
Bushing, Strg. BIk
Screw
Cap, Wheel Steering
Bearing, Col. Strg.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bearing, Flange
Bushing, Nyliner Snap
Washer 11/32xlx10Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16
Bolt, Fin Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2Tyt
Washer 9/16 ID x 2-3/80D 12 G zin
Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 unf
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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ENGINE
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21
20
82
:
84
84
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12
11
18
15
43
29
26
27
39
SPARK ARRESTER KIT
engine ELS 2-vgt
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
2
8
9
10
11
12
15
18
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
37
Engine Briggs, Model No.
40H777-0241 -El
(Order parts from engine manuf.)
149723
Muffler Side
121361X
Pulley V-Idler
177748
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine VGT
175287
Bushing
170056
Clutch Electric
143996
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
179115
Tank Fuel Rear 5.0
179124X428 Cap Asm. Fuel
175437X505 Control Throttle
171875
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4 - 20 x 5/8
187767X505 Control Choke
11050600
Washer Ext Tooth 3/8
73920600
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
3645J
Bushing
139277
Stem Tank Fuel
188669
Fuel Line
137180
Spark Arrester Kit
123487X
Clamp Hose
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
39
40
41
42
43
45
47
62
69
70
71
74
79
81
82
83
84
17490636
17490664
126197X
10040700
179953
73510400
175288
146629
165391
176069
176070
162295
183906
188800
188799
171877
17060624
ScrewTT 3/8-16 x 2-1/4 Unc
ScrewTT 3/8-16 x 4 Uric
Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x .250
Washer Lock 7/16
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 3.75 Gr. 5
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
Spacer
Shield Heat Muffler CV-lntek
Gasket
Tube Exhaust LH
Tube Exhaust RH
Elbow Street Brass
Screw Socket Head 5/16-18 x 1
Tube Drain Oil
Oil Drain Valve
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 1-3/4 W/Sems
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
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18
19
17
22
12
J
21
seat 5-vgt
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
10
12
13
14
180597
180166
140675
145006
STD541437
124181X
171877
180186
121246X
121248X
72050412
Seat
Bracket Pivot Fender
Strap, Fender Assy.
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 w/Sems
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
134300
121250X
123976X
19171912
166369
124238X
171852
STD541431
Spacer, Split
Spring, Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr. 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Knob, Seat
Cap, Spring Seat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
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DECALS
lO
5
19
12
1
17
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
182168
164085
186316
186317
149516
6
8
9
10
133644
186318
186282
156439
WHEELS
2
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Dash Panel
Decal, Dash
Decal, Hood, Craftsman, RH
Decal, Hood, Craftsman, LH
Decal, Battery DNGR/PSN
ENG Asm
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, SD, PNL
Decal, Fender, Craftsman
Decal, Fender Danger
11
12
14
17
19
23
- - - - -
181249
146047
160397
189253
138047
106202X
179768X428
179769X428
190899
190900
Decal, Clutch/Brake
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Decal, Engine
Decal, Battery
Reflector, Taillight
Pad, Footrest LH
Pad, Footrest RH
Manual, Owner's (Eng)
Manual, Owner's (Spn)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
11
4
10
5
9
6
59192
65139
106228X624
106277X624
8134H
7154J
106230X
105588X
278H
12
7
6856M
9040H
8
- -
104757X428
144334
& TIRES
3
4
10
7
9
Cap, Valve, Tire
Stem, Valve
Rim Assembly, Front
Rim Assembly, Rear
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Tube, Rear (Service Item Only)
Tire, Front
Tire, Rear
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel
Only)
Fitting, Grease
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Cap, Axle (Front Wheel Only)
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. Tube)
wheel
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
40
42
43
35 73
38
34
39
70
29
72
4
13
23
lift
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
23
24
26
29
30
31
121006X
180045
159189
12000022
19292016
71110624
125631X
122365X
122364X
183894
146704
163552
139868
169865
STD624008
73350800
73800800
150233
110807X
19131016
Rod Asm., Lever
Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Lift Rh
E-Ring Truarc #5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Button
Spring 0.62 ©D x 2.125
Link Lift
Retainer, Spring
Arm, Suspension Vgt
Bearing
Retainer, Spring
Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Nut, Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion, Infin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
rh 12
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
32
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
73
75
76
78
82
137150
137167
138057
155097
123935X
17060516
73540600
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
73350600
175805
175560
175689
169484
Spring, Compression Inf Hgt
Rod, Adj Lift
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
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
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16
Plate Asm Susp Front
Pin Flange
Trunnion Front Susp.
Retainer Clip
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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MOWER DECK
55
45
53,
48
48
48
47
60
59
60
58
64
2
99
54
6
7
lO
8_
mower
deck-50
9
46
23
22
TRACTOR
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MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
181606
STD541431
72110506
7631J
138457
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
-13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Weldment 50
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4
Runner, Mower LH
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer, Spring
Bar, Sway Deck
Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock Hvy 3/8 unplated
Washer, Hard Blade Mower Vented
(The following blades are available)
137380
Blade, 50" Hi-Lift Std
156468
Blade, 50" Hi-Lift Premium
(For better wear )
137553
Shaft Asm., W/Lower Brg
137152
Housing, Mandrel 50" Vent
110485X
Bearing, Ball Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Mower Vented
106735X
Rod, Hinge
19111016
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion Deflector
137607
Bracket, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
110509X428 Shield, Deflector Mower
136320
Runner, RH
19111216
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
132823
Spacer, Spring Stop Idler
173984
Screw Thdrol Rolling Washer Head
178342
Nut, Fig Top Lock Cntr 9/16
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
187690
Washer, Spacer
72140610
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
72110616
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 2
72110608
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
137166
Stiffener, Arm Idler
173979
Keeper, Belt Idler
131494
Pulley, Idler Flat
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
40
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
64
65
66
67
99
113
116
--
174375
STD533107
136460
165723
STD541437
74760628
137200
137729
136574
137272
137273
184058
180807
148763
144959
138687
136577
133957
184219
139031
136573
178515
19121414
151831
156009
73930600
72110614
72110504
73680500
143651
--
181689
DESCRIPTION
Pulley, Driven
Bolt 5/16-18 Uric x 3/4
Arm, Idler Secondary
Spacer, Retainer
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4
Cover, Mandrel RH
Screw, Thd Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Cover, Mandrel LH
Arm, Idler Primary
Spring, Secondary
Pulley, Idler V Groove
Shield, Idler
V-Belt, Mower Primary
V-Belt, Mower Secondary
Spring, Primary
Bar Asm., Wheel Gauge
Wheel, Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder
Pin, Clevis
Bracket, Wheel Gauge
Washer Hardened
Washer 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga
Pulley Idler Flat Mower
Keeper, Belt Idler 44/50"
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr.5
Bolt Carriage 5/16 x 1/2
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Nos. 8-10, 13-15, 31 and 33)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately
guage wheels and components
Key Nos. 58, 59, 64 and 67.)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
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TRANSAXLE
7
14
3
2
L
74
--:-"
70
30
53
73
+.
84-----= _
41
66
25
24
86 -_85
88._._
41 _
"87
4B
45
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TRANSAXLE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4197R
12000034
4199R
4216R
4215R
4217R
174728
74020652
9
lO
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
7392M
137261
4985R
6266H
4212R
137125
6276H
633A63
8118M
8740H1
122238X
2o
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
4218R
6252H1
7810H
6262H
7393R
992R1
139111
4986R
122254X
6269H
5855H
174731
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
6277H
4225R
7396H
4198R
4200R
7395H
160789
174729
40
41
45
46
49
50
51
13320400
17580520
6271H
13060200
4895H
4222R
1529R
DESCRIPTION
Axle Shaft
Retaining Ring
Final Drive Gear
Differential Gear
Differential Pinion
Differential Carrier
Axle Thrust Washer
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4
(1" Thread Length)
Steel Ball
Spring Shift Fork Detent
Shift Fork, High-Low Range
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Pinion
Shaft, Brake
Snap Ring, Crescent Type
High-Low Range Gears
Needle Bearing
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low
Range
Differential Pinion Spacer
Differential Pinion Bushing
Gripco Centerlock Nut 3/8-24
Shift Fork, R.H.
Oil Seal
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shift Fork Shaft
Shift Fork, L.H.
Shift Shaft, High-Low Range
Oil Seal
Pressure Relief Valve
Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft
and Bearings, R.H. (Includes
Key No.'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50,
63, 77 and 82)
Dowel Pin
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Gear Shaft
4th Reduction Gear Spacer
Thrust Bearing Race
Gate, Lower, Shift
Gearcase and Bearings, L.H.
(Includes Key Numbers 18, 25,
49, 50 (2), 51 and 52)
Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.RT.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Oil Seal
Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.RT.
Needle Bearing
Needle Bearing
Needle Bearing
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
8119M
4220R
4209R
4213R
4442R
4195R
4214R
4194R
7528R
4208R
4207R
7398H
4203R
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
4204R
2898J
12000033
4205R
4206R
1370H
633A69
72
73
74
75
77
79
80
81
82
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
184788
4201R
12000008
1153R
6803J
1167R
73360700
6270H
136984
5384J
2978J
633A85
8739H1
4924H
19151516
110542X
19181511
75J
93
94
96
97
98
6274H
76020412
159783
633A109
184956
DESCRIPTION
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
3rd Reduction Pinion, Low
4th Reduction Gear
3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer
2nd Reduction Gear Shaft
Final Drive Pinion
1st Reduction Gear Shaft
1st Reduction Shaft Spacer
3rd Reduction Pinion High
2nd Reduction Gear
Needle Bearing
Low Speed Gear and 2rid
Reduction Pinion Cluster
Reverse Gear
Key, Hi-Pro 1/8 x 17/32
Klip Ring
Intermediate Speed Gear
High Speed Gear
Thrust Bearing Race
Intermediate and High Speed
Cluster Pinions
Input Shaft
Low Speed Pinion
E-Ring
Reverse Idler Gear
Needle Bearing
Sealing Washer
Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20
Oil Seal
Reverse Idler Shaft
Gearshift Lever, Bent
Gearshift Cap
Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin
Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed
Spring
Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Ga.
Shift Mechanism Seal
Washer 9/16 x 15/16 x 12 Ga.
Gearshift Gate and
Reinforcement
Shift Ball Cover Gasket
Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4
Screw, Hex, Washer, HD.
Gearshift Lever Assembly
Transaxle, 6 Speed, (without
brake assy. and without key no.
97 gearshift lever assy.)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777, TYPE NUMBER 0241-E1
929A_
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267 _,
216
'1 222
265
445_
967
188
265_
305
267
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654
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163
_
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617
13
_
212
_
1017
691 ®
20
AI_40H777-O241-EI
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°_
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51A Io_o_
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929
89 _
TRACTOR
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777, TYPE NUMBER 0241-E1
35
102,_
36
1029
11oo_ ,_..._T_,
798 _
51A@
118_'
1370
276 _
672_
1123 _
150_
1124 _
987@
633 @
A2_40H777=O241=E1
51
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777, TYPE NUMBER 0241-E1
74i_
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
153_
1022
51
868_
526 t'
332
75
5Ol
_7891
1119_
5_3
_-_._
695
405
358 ENGINE GASKET
SET
>
59_
A3_40H777-O241-EI
52
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 40H777, TYPE NUMBER 0241-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
690231
499585
3
4
5
5A
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
25
391086
690069
697580
697581
690962
499601
690937
690960
690942
690945
690360
690946
691047
690947
694966
691053
222698
698429
698433
25
698434
25
698435
26
26
698430
698436
26
698437
26
698438
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
40
42
45
46
48
690975
690229
499583
690976
697576
499597
690963
690963
690964
499586
690977
690978
698178
50
51
51A
53
54
73
74
75
89
95
98
104
105
108
117
118
695241
690949 •O+
690950 •O$
690951
695240
691055
698425
691056
690283
690718
499802
690984
Q
690985
G
690986
690232
G
690989
o+
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(Magneto
Side)
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1)
Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2)
Gasket-Cylinder
Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Engine Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010" Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.020"Oversize)
Piston Assembly (.030" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.010" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set-Piston (.030"Oversize)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston
Rod-Connecting
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve
Keeper-Valve
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (40H777-0241-E2
Replacement Engine)
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Gasket-Intake
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Plug-Oil
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Valve-Choke
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
121
125
130
131
133
135
137
141
142
146
150
160
163
165
187
499811
499804
690993
499805
499806
499803
690994
499807
499808
690979
690995
690996
691001
693148
691050
187A 697712
188
690960
192
690083
209
697674
211
691019
212
695238
213
691021
216
691022
219
698231
220
690412
222
691023
227
691048
231
690718
240
695666
250
690957
252
690956
265
691024
267
695134
276
690997
287
690960
304
698073
305
691005
309
691262
310
691263
311
497608
332
691059
333
691060
334
691061
337
491055
358
694012
363
691062
383
690966
385
690960
387
808656
404
690442
RPM Settings:
•
O
:1:
+
Included
Included
No. 121
Included
977
Included
1095
DESCRIPTION
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
Tube-Fuel Transfer
O:1: Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft
O Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
O:1: Gasket-Nozzle
Retainer-Solenoid
•+ Gasket-Air Cleaner
Nut (Ring Gear)
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Line-Fuel (Molded)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
Spring-Governor
Spring-Governed Idle
Link-Throttle
Bracket-Choke Control
Link-Choke
Gear-Governor
Washer (Governor Lever)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Filter-Fuel
Retainer-Breather
Collector-Oil
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
•O+ Washer-Sealing
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Set-Engine Gasket
Flywheel Puller
Wrench-Spark Plug
Screw (Fuel Pump)
Pump-Fuel
Washer (Governor Crank)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor
Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Overhaul
Kit, Key. No.
NOTE: All component dimensions given
in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
405
418
445
447
447A
467
474
501
505
510
513
523
524
525
526
544
697820
690999
695667
691003
690960
691008
691063
691185
691029
497606
692024
691036
691032
691037
690960
552
552A
562
573
601
615
616
617
628
633
635
654
668
672
691
695
697
703
718
726
729
741
742
750
783
788
789
797
797A
798
801
802
803
690552
690553
690311
691009
691038
690317
691045
697891
690960
690998
66538
690958
691215
690234
690657
693149
690372
691010
690959
499612
694123
690980
690328
691033
693058
691039
698330
691029
693167
697890
691283
691286
842
847
851
855
865
691031
499602
493880
698072
691012
DESCRIPTION
o_
o_
Screw (Back Plate)
Plate-Carburetor
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Regulator
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Screw (Regulator)
Armature-Starter
(Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Plate-Back
Clamp-Hose
Retainer-Governor
Shaft
Crank-Governor
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Manifold)
Screw (Fuel Pump Bracket)
Seal-Choke/Throttle
Shaft
Boot-Spark Plug
Nut (Carburetor)
Spacer
Gasket-Carburetor
Plate
Seal-Governor Shaft
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Clip
Pin-Locating
Gear-Ring
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Retainer-E Ring
Screw (Oil Pump Cover)
Gear-Pinion
Bracket-Fuel Pump
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Screw (Rocker Arm)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
(Service with
691262 Starter Motor)
Seal-Dipstick/Tube
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Sparkplug
Adapter-Air
Cover-Air Guide
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
865A 691014
865B 691015
868
690968
877
393456
914
691127
918
694000
929
695239
929A 691003
943
690589
947
499809
965
499613
967
273638
968
698075
975
499810
977
499812
987
691000
1005 499603
1013 690954
1017 690770
1019 690103
1022 690971
1023 499599
1023A499600
1024 499054
1026 690981
1026A690982
1027 696854
1029 690972
1035 691042
1036 695704
1051 691265
1058 274794
1070 691058
1090 691293
1095 694013
1100 690973
1119 691183
1123 690987
1124 690988
1126
1127
1128
1169
690991
690992
690990
693140
1267 698440
RPM Settings:
•
0
:1:
+
Included
Included
No. 121
Included
977
Included
1095
DESCRIPTION
Cover-Air Guide
Cover-Air Guide
•+ Seal-Valve
Wire/Connector- Alternator
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Hose-Vacuum
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
Screw (Choke Control Bracket)
• SeaI-O Ring (Oil Pump Cover)
Solenoid-Fuel
Cover-Oil Pump
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
0:I: Seal-Throttle Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Nipple-Oil Filter
Screen-Oil Pump
Kit-Label
o+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 1)
Cover-Rocker (Cylinder 2)
Pump-Oil
Rod-Push (Steel)
Rod-Push (Aluminum)
Filter-Oil
Arm-Rocker
Shaft-Pump
Label-Emission
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Retainer-Brush
Kit-Valve Overhaul
Pivot-Rocker Arm
Screw (Alternator)
O :1: SeaI-O Ring (Solenoid Retainer)
O :I: SeaI-O Ring (Fuel Transfer
Tube)
Screw (Fuel Transfer Tube)
Screw (Float Bowl)
O Screw (Carburetor Nozzle)
Screw (Carburetor Cover
Plate)
Latch-Blower Housing
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
in Carburetor
Gasket Set, Key. No.
in Valve Overhaul
Kit, Key. No.
NOTE: All component dimensions given
in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
SUGGESTED
O1
On
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
!
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically paraHem to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fomd in the direction of hill smope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the foBd with the sBope of the hill.
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