Craftsman 917.254630 Specifications

MODEL NO.
917.254630
Caution:
Read and Follow
A, Safety RuBes
And instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
LT 12 PIP ELECTRIC START
4 SPEED =38"
WER
LAWN TRACTOR
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OUT IMPORTANT
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS. IT MEANS - A'I-rENTION!
BECOME ALERT! YOUR
SAFETY
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IMPORTANT EQUIPMENT PRECAUTION
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATfON
WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covere
brush-covered or grass covered land unless the engine s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrestor meeting applicable local or art
laws (if any) If a spark arrestor is used, it should be maintained in effective working order be the operator. {See REPAIR PARTS for pz
number identification).
In the State of California the above is required by taw (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other States may have simit
laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands
1.1 Know the controls and how to stop quickly. READ THIS
OPERATORS
MANUAL and instructions furnished with
attachments.
2. Do not allow children to operate the machine Do not allow
adults to operate it without proper instruction..
3
Do not carry passengers. Do not mow when children and
others are around.
4,. Always wear substantial footwear. Do not wear loose fitting
clothing that could get caught in moving parts
5. Keep your eyes and mind on your tractor, mower, and the
area being cuL Do not let other interests distract you.
6. Do not attempt to operate your tractor or mower when not in
the drivers seat.
7. Always get on or off your tractor from the operator's left hand
side°
8
Clear the work area of objects (wire, rocks, etc ) which might
be picked up and thrown°
9.
Disengage allattachment clutches before attempting to start
the engine.
10. Disengage power to attachments and stop the engine before
leaving the operator's position..
11_ Disengage power to mower, stopthe engine, and disconnect
spark plug wire(s) from spark plug(s) before cleaning, making
an adjustment, or repair. Be careful to avoid touching hot
muffler or engine components.
12o Disengage power to attachments when transporting or not in
b.
c.
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24.
25
26
27
28.
29.
30.
use,,
13o Take alt possible precautions when leaving the vehicle
unattended, Disengage the power4ake-off, lower the attachments, shift into neutral, set the parking brake, stop the
engine, and remove the key_
14. Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill.
Mow up and down the face of slopes (not greater than 15°);
never across the face. Refer to page 37.
15. Reduce speed on slopes and make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
16, While going up or down slopes, ptace Gear Shift Control
Lever In 1st gear position to negotiate the slope without
stopping
17,. Never mow in wet or slippery grass, when traction is unsure,
or at a speed which could cause a skid.
18, Stay alert for holes in the terrain and other hidden hazards,
Keep away from drolmoffs,
19. Do not drive too close to creeks, ditches, and public highways.
20. Exercise special care when mowing around fixed objects in
order to prevent the blades from striking them_ Never deliberately run tractor or mower into or over any foreign objects
21. Never shift gears until tractor comes to a stop.
22_ Never place hands or feet under the mower, in discharge
chute, or near any moving parts while tractor or mower are
running. Always keep clear of discharge chute,.
23° Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment.
a.
Use only approved drawbar hitch points°
31..
32.
33
34
35.
36.
37.
38.
Limit loads to those you can safely control..
Do not turn sharply Use care when backing.
Use counterweight orwheel weights when suggested
owner's manuals.
Watch out for traffic when crossing or neat roadways
When using any attachments, never direct discharge
material toward bystanders nor allow anyone near the v
hlcle while in operation
Handle gasoline with care - it is highly flammable.
a. Use approved gasoline contatners.
b. Never remove the fuel cap of the fuel tank or ac
gasoline to a running or hot engine or an engine that h_
not been allowed to cool for several minutes after ru_
ning. Never fill tank indoors, aiways clean up spill_
gasoline.
c
Open doors if the engine is run in the garage - exhau
fumes are dangerous_ Do not run the engine indoors
Keep the vehicle and attachments in good operating conc
tion, and keep safety devices in place and working
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the equi I
ment is in safe working condition
Never store the equipment with gasoline in the tank inside
buildir_g where fumes may reach an open frame or spar
Allow the engine to coot before storing in any enclosure
To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine free of grass, leave
or excessive grease_ Do not clean product while engine
running
Except for adjustments, DO NOT operate Engine if
cleaner or cover directly over carburetor air intake is r_
moved.. Removal of such part could create a fire hazard.
Do not operate without a muffler, or tamper with exhau
system Damaged mufflers or spark arresters coufd create
fire hazard. Inspect periodically and replace if necessary.
The vehicle and attachments should be stopped and i_
spected for damage after striking a foreign object, and tl"
damage should be repaired before restarting and operatin
the equipment.
Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed th,
engine; severe damage or injury may result.
When using the vehicle with mower, proceed as follows:
a. Mow only in daytight or in good artificial light.
b. Shut the Engine off when unclogging chute
c. Check the blade mounting bolts for proper tightness z
frequent intervals.
Do not operate the mower without either the entire gras
catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the the deflector shiel
in place..
Disengage power to mower before backing UpoDo not mo_
in reverse unless absolutely necessary and then only aft_
careful observation of the entire area behind the mower.
Under normal usage the grass catcher bag m aterial is subje_
to deterioration and wear. It should be checked frequently fc
bag replacement Replacement bags should be checked t
ensure compliance with the original manufacturer's recorr
mendations or specifications.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Lawn Tractor° it has been designed, engineered and
manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your
nearest Sears Service Department. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this unit_
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE SERIAL NUMBER WILL BE FOUND ON
THE MODEL PLATE UNDER THE SEAT°
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement is available on this
product, See the nearest Sears store or service center
for details.
YOU
AND
SHOULD
RECORD
THESE NUMBERS
KEEP FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE°
CUSTOMER RES_NS/MLITIES
Read and retain this manual Study and observe the safety rules. Always use care when using your tractor
Always keep your tractor and mower clean, Follow a regular schedule in maintaining,
caring for, and using
your tractor. A well cared for tractor will run better and last longer
A TTACHMENTS
This unit can use many attachments now available at your Sears store_ It cannot use attachments
that engage
the ground like a plow, harrow, cultivator,
or tiller See page 50 for a list of available attachments
LIMITED
ON ELECTRIC
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
START RIDING EQUIPMENT
For one year from date of purchase,
when this riding equipment
is maintained,
lubricated,
and tuned up accor_
ding to the operating and maintenance
instruction
in the owner's manual, Sears will repair free of charge any
defect in material or workmanship
in this electric start riding equipment
This warranty excludes blade(s), blade adapter(s),
and become worn during normal use
spark
plug(s)
air cleaner
and belt(s),
which
are expendable
This warranty
does not cover:
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures
from outside objects (such as nails, thorns, stumps,
or glass); and
- repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence,
including the failure to maintain the equipment according
to instructions
contained
in the owner's
manual; and
riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes,
FULL 90-DAY
WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For 90 days from the 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 hotd a charge, Sears will replace the
battery at no charge°
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING
IN THE UNITED STATES_ This warranty
applies only
This warranty
to state_
gives
SEARS,
you specific
ROEBUCK
legal rights,
THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
while this product is in use in the United States
and you may also have other
and COo, Di731CR-W,
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rights
which
Sears Tower, Chicago,
may vary from
II 60684
state
A
Adjustments:
Brake
Carburetor
Mower Drive Belt
Mower
Front-to-Rear
Side _to-Side
Throttle
Control Cable
Engine Valves
Air Filter
Cleaning
Element
Air Intake Screen,
Assembly
Attachments
__
Eng
P
74
78
22
22
22
18
78
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76
76
16
5-8
. 50
Type
Storage
Fuse
10
23
20
H
Hood
Removal
20
L
Levelling
Mower
Deck
Lubrication:
Chart
Tractor Pivot Points
22
24
17
M
Battery:
Charging
Cleaning
Installation
Levels
Preparation
Starting
with Weak Battery
Storage
Terminals
Belt:
Motion Drive Replacement
Mower
Drive Adjustment
Mower
Drive,
Remove/Replace
Bla de:
Sharpening
Replacement
Brake Adjustment
C
Carburetor
Adjustment
Controls,
Tractor
Cutting Level, Mower
7
15
8
t5
7
17
23
t5
t9
22
21
t4
14
14
lB
9
12
E
Engine:
Air Screen
Oil Change
Oil Level
Oil Type
Starting
Storage
Valve Adjustments
16
t6
t6
t6
10
23
18
Maintenance
Air Filter
Air Filter Element
Air Screen
Battery
Blade Sharpening
Brake Adjustment
Engine Off
Fuel Filter
Lubrication
Chart
Spark Plug
Tire Care
Mower:
Adjustment,
Front-to-Rear
Adjustment,
Side-to-Side
Blade Sharpening
Blade Replacement
Cutting Level
#)stallation
Operation
Removal
Muffler
Spark Arrester
0
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions
Engine
Storage
Operation
Operating
Your Mower
Operating
Your Tractor
Starting
the Engine
Stopping
Your Tractor
Tractor Operation
on Hills
Options:
Attachments
Spark Attester
F
Filter:
Air ..............................................................
16
Fuel ........................................................
18
Fuel:
Type
10
Storage
23
4
13
16
16
16
15
14
t4
16
18
24
18
14
23
22
14
14
12
21
1t
20
t7
2
9
5-6
Parking Brake
Parts Bag
R
Repair and Adjustments
Blade° , .
Carburetor
Fuse
Hood Removal
Motion Drive Belt
Replacement
Mower
Drive Belt
Replacement
Mower
Adjustment
Side-to-Side
Mower
Removal
S
Safety Rules
Seat
Service Record
Slope Guide Sheet
Spark Plug
Speed Control
Chart
Starting
the Engine
Steering
Wheel
Stopping
the Tractor
Storage
Throttle
Control
Adjustment
Tires
Trouble
Shoot#_g
50
2
10
20
22
20
2
7
13
51
t8
12
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5
70
23
T
Cable
Chart
18
t4
25
V
Valves Adjustments
15
16
23
9- 12
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10
12
14-24
15
t8
20
20
18
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Warranty
Wiring (Schematic)
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27
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Unpack
a,
Tractor
b
Take items out of box. The box contains the
items shown below.
Cut down four corners of the carton with a utili-
c
d.
ty knife and fold down sides.
Disengage
Parking Brake.
Install Steering
Wheel
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2,
3
4
5
6
7,
Slide upper steering shaft over lower steer _
ing shaft until bolt holes line up with slots
in
lower
steering
shaft
(Fig
1),
Use two hex bolts 3/816 x t- 1/4 and two
Iocknuts
3/8 - t6 to retain upper steering
shaft
to lower
steering
shaft
Tighten
securely,, Bolts and nuts found in bag of
parts.
Position Steering Sleeve over steering shaft
assembly.
For easier assembly,
tilt tube towards front
of tractor
Place bottom
of Steering
Sleeve over two
front prongs on steering
bushing,
Squeeze the two steering sleeve retainers inward to allow Steering Sleeve to pass over
retainers
Push Steering Sleeve down aligning
Steering
Sleeve
with
tab on
e
f,
g,
bushing.
Bo Place steering wheel adapter on upper steering shaft.
9. With front wheels pointed
straight
ahead,
place steering
wheel
on steering
wheel
adapter,, Bars of steering wheel should point
straight across tractor°
I O. Place 2 - !/4"
diameter
washer
on upper
steering
shaft and install a I/2"" locknuZ
(washer and Iocknut found in bag of part_)
Tighten securely.
1 1_ Snap insert into steering
wheel.
Remove plastic on tractor
hood
Raise attachment
rift handle
Rol! Tractor off skid Be careful of staples in skid
The operation of any
foreign
objects
thrown
into the eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage,
Always
wear
safety
glasses
or eye
shields before starting
your tractor and
while
moving,.
We recommend
Wide
Vision Safety
Mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses, available at Sears Retail or Catalog Stores
notch on
steering
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Bag Contents
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Carriage Bolts _ 1/4-20
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Full Size:
x 7-1/2
Terminal Guard
Q
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(21 Keys
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b,
c,
d°
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seat
Steering wheel
battery
battery acid
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owner's manua!
parts bag
steering sleeve
upper steering shaft
Battery Caps
And Instructions
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Steering Wheel Insert
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ASSEMBL Y
LOCATiON
PARTS BAG CONTENTS
SHOWN
FULL SIZE
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BATTERY
(2) Wing Nut, 1/4-20
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BATTERY
TERMINALS
(2) Hex
Bolt,
1/4 - 20 x 3/4
t2) Lockwasher
{2)
Washer
9/32
x 5/8
I/4
x 16 Ga
Q
(2) Hex
Nut,
1/4 - 20
L
L_
(1) Flex Bolt,
1/2 - 13 - x 1
(1) Lockwasher
1/2
p,...
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1
3/16 x 12 Gad
{1) Shoulder
s...,,
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UPPER
SHAFT
bolt
5/16
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{2) Hex
Bolt 3/8
- 16 x 1 1/4
12) Hex
Locknut
3/8
- 16
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WHEEL
1
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21/4"'
6
Ota.
Washer
LocknuL
1/2-20
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To assemble tractor you wit! need:
(21 7/16" Wrenches
Tire Pressure Gauge
(I)
1/2" Wrench
Screwdriver
(2) ! 1/16" Wrenches
Utility Knife
(I) 3/4" Wrench
NOTE:
RIGHT HAND (R.H) AND LEFT HAND (L H,) ARE
DETERMINED
FROM OPERATOR'S
POSITION
WHILE SEATED ON THE TRACTOR
WEAR EYE AND
FACE SHIELD.
WASH HANDS OR CLOTHING IMMEDIATELY IF ACCIDENTALLY IN
CONTACT WITH BA TTERY ACID
DO NOT SMOKE:
FUMES
FROM
CHARGED
BATTERY
ACID
ARE
EXPL OSIVE,
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
INCLUDED WITH THE BATTERY VENT CAPS
IN THE BAG OF PARTS. ALWAYS
WEAR
GLOVES,
CLOTHING
AND
GOGGLES
TO PROTECT
YOUR
HANDS,
SKIN AND EYES
OWER
bHAFI
S_fEE R_NG
FIGURE
STEERING
BUSHING
STEERING
2_
Prepare
Battery
Fill and charge battery
(before instalfing)
NOTE: SEE
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
PACKAGED
WITH BATTERY
VENT CAPS FOUND IN BAG OF PARTS
b
c
d
e.,
f
Fill each cell with battery acid, Add the acid until it reaches the bottom of the vent tubes (Fig
3). Do not add the acid beyond this level or the
additional
acid can come out when the battery
is charged,
After cells are rifled, titt battery
from side to
side to release air bubbles.
Allow battery
to stand and settle for at least
thirty minutes.
If the level of acid falls below
the point described in step (a), add more acid
until the correct level is reached. Instafl the battery caps, found in the bag of parts, to cover
the vent tubes° Wash the top of the battery
with water to remove any acid, then wipe dry
Check battery
case for leakage to make sure
that no damage has occured in handling°
Neutralize excess battery acid for disposal by
adding it to four inches of water in a five gallon
plastic container° Stir with a wooden or plastic
paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of more soda causes no more foaming.
tt is recommended
that the battery be charged before use. Use a 12 volt battery charger°
Charge battery
at a rate of 6 amperes for I
hour, NOTE:
OBSERVE
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS, LISTED IN BOX ABOVE,
REQUIRED
FOR BATTERY
CHARGING.
Check the acid
level after the battery is charged, ff the acid has
fallen below the correct level, add distilled or
iron free water.
3.
instal
V
STEERING
SLEEVE
Seat..
SPRING
RETAINER
SPRING
RETAINER
Seat position
should be adjusted
forward
or backward
so that the operator can comfortably
reach Clutch/Brake
Pedal and safely operate tractor
Place seat on seat pan. Screw hex head machine
screw, Iockwasher and flat washer into seat (Fig,
2). Screw shoulder bolt into seat (Fig. 2),, Machirfe
screw, shoulder bolt and washers found in bag of
parts (shown full size on page 6),
b.
Tighten shoulder bolt using a I/2" wrench. NOTE:
THE SHOULDER BOL T WILL BE LOOSE IN THE
SEAT PAN SLOT
c
Tighten
washer
d,
Place seat in operating position_ Sit on the seat
and press clutch/brake
pedal al! the way down
If operating position is not comfortable,
adjust
seat,
e
To adjust:
Raise seat. Loosen machine screw,
Sfide seat to des#ed position.
Tighten machine
screw securely.
WASHER
machine
screw, Iockwasher
using a t/2" wrench,
ML;ST
BE TIGHTENED
and flat
SECURE-
MACH"E SC.EW: OC,WASHER.,,"A
!
LY TO PREVENT
MOVEMENT
OF SEAT.
,
ASSEMBL Y
4.
Check
Tires
)
Check the air pressure in the tires, Tires with too much
air pressure will cause the unit to ride rough, The wrong
air pressure will also keep the mower from cutting level
The correct air pressure is shown on the side of the tires.
If the air pressure is not shown, set to pressures shown
in the REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT
section (page 14).
5.
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Install
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H,HH
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BE SURE BATTERY DRAIN
ATTACHED
TO BATTERY
NECTED
SPARKS
FIRST
FROM
GROUNDING,
d
e
f
g_
NOTE:
_AIIIR
_
{t#t
AWAY
Vt{W
BAIT{RY
CAP
Lift seat (Fig 2)
Lower battery into fender weft with battery terminals toward front of tractor (Fig 4) Make sure
battery
rests in battery
tray (Fig 4)
POSITIVF'TERMINAL
c
_MtNAL
FIGURE 2
BEFORE INSTALLING
BATTERY,
REMOVE
METAL
BRACELETS,
WRISTWATCH
BANDS, RINGS, ETC.
FROM YOUR PERSON°
TOUCHING
THESE ITEMS TO BATTERY TERMINALS COULD RESULT IN BURN&
NOTE:
AD.tUS f _Nr
Battery
=
a
b
C
B@.1
TUBE iS SECURELY
TRAY DRAIN
Must
CO'N-
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TO
PREVENT
ACCIDENTAL
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Connect
RED battery cable to positive ( + ) battery
terminal
with
hex
bolt,
flat
washer,
tockwasher
and hex nut (shown full size on pg
6) found in bag of parts. Tighten securely
with
two 7/16"
wrenches
(Fig. 4)
Connect BLACK ground cable to negative (-) bat_
tery terminal
with remaining
hex bolt,
flat
washer, tockwasher
and hex nut (shown full size
on pg. 6) found in bag of parts Tighten securely (Fig, 4)
To prevent corrosion, apply grease to the battery terminals after installing cables,
Using the key hole on one side of the battery
support (Fig. 5) slide battery bolt into frame key
hole (head of bolt down). Fasten the battery bolt
to the terminal guard using wing nut,(shown
full size on pg, 6) as shown in Fig, 5,
FIGURE 4
Assemble
the remaining battery
bolt to other
side of battery support and fasten terminal guard
to it with remaining
wing nut, (shown full size
on pgo 6) as shown
in Fig. 5.
KEEP TERMINAL
ACCESS
WHEN NOT IN USE.
CAUTION:
DOORS
FIGURE 5
CLOSED
DO NOT START ENGINE UNTIL YOU HAVE
REVIEWED THE OPERATION SECTION OF
THIS MANUAL
6.
Maintenance
After
First
2
Hour_
{Two
Mow/ng )
Changing oil after the first two hours (or two mowings)
will help eliminate
break-in residue which might be
damaging to your engine°
TION
Ignition
Light
Throttle/Choke
Attachment
Lift Lever
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Attachment
Lever
Clutch
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Gear
Shift
......
Lever
Parking
_J_
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER: Push lever up to engage
attachment
There will be an engine hesitation
as the
clutch
engages
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER:' Use the attachment
rift lever
to raise and lower the attachment
mounted to your trac _
tor Pull lever back slightly and push button,
then move
the lift lever forward
to lower attachment.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: The pedal has 2 functions; a
clutch and a brake, To engage the brake push the pedal
completely
down.
A TTACHMENT
HEIGHT
Brake
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB:
GEARSHIFT:
Press the clutch/brake
pedal down
and move gear shift lever to desired speed
IGNITION:
Place key in ignition
start
The switch spring returns
LIGHT
SWITCH:'
Turns
firmly
and turn to the right to
from the start positon
the headlights
on and off.
PARKING BRAKE: To set the parking brake, push the
clutch/brake
pedal completely
down, Hold the parking
brake lever in "Engage"
position
and release pressure
from pedal,
Clutch/brake
pedal will remain
in brake
position.
Use the
height adjustment
knob to adjust the mower height
With
the attachment
lift lever in the "up" position, turn knob
clockwise
( ,"'_)
to raise
cutting
height
and
counterclockwise
(J,_',) to lower cutting
height.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL: Use the throttle control
to increase or decrease the speed of the engine, and to
choke the engine for starting,, Push lever to the right and
forward to choke
TION
1o
Stopping
Your
Tractor
NOTE: REMOVE KEY WHEN LEAVING
TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED
USE_
AIR
SCREEN
TRACTOR
a
TANK
/
FIGURE
6
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Push clutch-brake
pedal into full "BRAKE"
position
Keep your foot on pedal,(Fig7)
b, Place
attachment
clutch
lever
in
......
i 7
DISENGAGED
position. (Fg.)
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c, Move
gear shift lever to "'NEUTRAL
postion_ (Fig 7)
d
Place parking brake in "'ENGAGED"
position and release pressure from clutch/brake
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position
(Fig7)
e
Move
thtottte
control
to "S"
(slow)
position
(Fig7)
f
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position
Never
use choke to stop engine, (Fig 7)
Preparing
The Engine
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b
"he as been sh_p_
fifted--t
sum.
met weight oil (For cold weather operation
see
chart page 161 Check engine oil level Refer to
REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT
section (page 16)
Fill fuel tank (Fig 6) Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline
Capacity
is 5 quarts
nil
lllli
lU
FILL TO BOTTOM
OF GAS TANK
FILLER NECK,
DO NOT OVERFILL,
WIPE OFF ANY
SPILLED
OIL OR
FUEL, DO NOT STORE, SPILL OR USE
GASOLINE
NEAR AN OPEN FLAME
CAUTION:
MOWER
BLADE
CLUTCH'ENGAGED_'_...
POSITION
NGAGED
pOSITION
HEADLIGHT
/
PARKING
BRAKE
*'ENGAGED
THROTTLE
"_,_CONTROL
"--_LEVER
-DISENGAGED
ITtON
EXPERIENCE INDICATES
THA]: 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 1N STORAGE,
TO AVOID ENGINE PROBLEMS,
THE FUEL
SYSTEM
SHOULD
BE EMPTIED
BEFORE
STORAGE
FOR 30 DAYS
OR LONGER,
DRAIN
THE GAS
TANK.
START
THE
ENGINE AND LET tT RUN UNTIL THE FUEL
LINES AND CARBURETOR
ARE EMPTY.
USE FRESH FUEL NEXT SEASON.
SEE
STORAGE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR ADDITIONAL
_NFORMATION,
_
/
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
NEVER USE ENGINE
OR CARBURETOR
CLEANER PRODUCTS
)N THE FUEL TANK
OR PERMANENT
DAMAGE
MAY OCCUR
FIGURE
7
10
3o
Starting
a
b,
TION
The Engine
Move throttle controllever
[Fig,, 7) past "'FAST'"
to the "'CHOKE"
position,
Turn ignition key to "START"
and release key
as soon as engine starts
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER °*DISENGAGED"
POSITION
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER "ENGAGED'
POSITION
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
LIFT
CAUTION:
c
d
e
LIFT LEVER
"HIGHEST'
OStTtON
If engine does not start after four or five tries,
move throttle control lever to "FAST"
position,
wait a few minutes and try again if the engine
does not start after four or five more tries, see
the TROUBLESHOOTING
Chart {page 25)
After
the engine starts move throttle
control
lever slowly
to the "SLOW"
position
To start a hot engine move the throttle control
lever
to a position
between
"FAST"
and
"SLOW"
..........................
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ii
OPERATION"
CAREFULLY FOR BEFORE
READ
THE
"RULES
SAFE
OPERATING
YOUR MOWER
A
CAUTION:
DO NOT ADD ADDITIONAL
WEtGHT
TO
THE TRACTOR
OTHER THAN
THE OPTIONAL
WHEEL
WEIGHTS
EXCESSIVE
WEIGHT MAY OVERLOAD
AND DAMAGE
THE TRANSAXLE
L .........
ALWAYS
A
WEAR
sU'BSTAN'TIAL
FOOT-
FIGURE
4.
Operating
A
OUT
EITHER
CATCHER,
ON
OR
NOTE:
CAUTION
1, Read owner's
2. Know location
INJURY
manual
and function
of all controls
3
Keep guards, safety shield and switches
in place
and working,
4. Remove
objects that can be thrown by blades,
5 Do not mow when children and others are around
6 Never carry children or passengers,
7 Always
look behind machine
before backing,
8,, Do not mow where machine
can tip or slip
9 If machine stops going uphifl, stop blades and back
slowly
down,
1O, Be sure blades and engine have stopped before placing hands or feet near the blades•
I 1 Remove
key when leaving machine,
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MAKE SURE PARKING
TRACTOR SECURE°
i,,
Tractor
THE
B
& Mower
WITh:
THE
ENTIRE
GRASS
MOWERS
SO EQUIPPED,
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
IN
PLACE,!
THIS
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
LEVER
ENGAGED
WILL SHUT OFF THE ENGINE
a, Move the attachment
tion and adjust height
Fig. 8,
the engine
lift lever to the high posi*
of cut to mid range, See
b
Start
(See Starting
c
Move the throttle
lever to mid range position
Select a low ( 1st or 2nd) gear until you become
more familiar
with the operation
of the unit,
d
Slowly release
to the mowing
e
Stop the unit, then select a mowing speed,, (See
Speed Selection
Guide, page 12),,
clutch
area,
brake
the Engine)
pedal
and proceed
'
BRAKE WILL HOLD
OR UNDER
ANY POWERED
ATTACHNEVER PLACE YOUR HANDS OR FEET IN
MENT
OR NEAR ANY MOVING
PART
WHILE
TRACTOR
OR ANY POWERED
ATTACHMENT
IS RUNNING,
Lawn
"THE MOWER
PARTS: ....................
TO AVOID
Your
_ERATE
'
WEAR
AND
AVOID
LOOSE
FITTING
CLOTHING
THAT COULD GET CAUGHT
.....
IN MOVING
A
LEVER
DO NOT RUN STARTER CONTINUOUSLY
FOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN SECONDS PER
MINUTE
11
f_ Move throttle lever to half throttle
and slowly
move attachment
clutch lever to engaged position, Fig° B.
J
i
OPERA TgGN
g
Slowly
h
Move
i
Observe
CAUTION:
release
throttle
height
clutch
lever
5,
NOTE:
brake pedal
to fast
Mowing
position.
of cut and readjust
a
as desired
BEFORE YOU MOVE THE GEAR SHIFT
LEVER, COME TO A COMPLETE
STOP.
FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN GEAR
BOX DAMAGE
b.
c
f
d
e
f
J
FIGURE
g
h
9
TIRE CHAINS CANNOT
MOWER ATTACHED.
BE USED WITH THE
Mower should be adjusted properly front to back
and side to side for good mowing performance
Refer to REPAIR AND ADJUSTMENT
section
(page 22)..
Use the runner on the R H side as a guide; the
blade cuts approximately
an inch outside
the
runner (Fig 8).
Drive so that clippings
are discharged
onto the
area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the
right of the machine.. This will result in a more
even distribution
of clippings and more uniform
cutting
When mowing
large areas (Fig 9), start by turning to the right
so that the clippings
will
discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways,
etc After two or three rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making
teft hand turns unzit
finished.
tf grass is extremely
tall, it should be mowed
twice
The first time cut relatively high; the second time to the desired height
The left hand side of mower should be used for
trimming
See Speed Selection
Chart
Do not mow tall, dry {brown) grass over 6 inches tall It is a fire hazard
Operating
6.
Tips
The Tractor
On Hills
DO NOT DRIVE UP OR DOWN HILLS
WITH SLOPES GREATER THAN 15 °
AND DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS ANY
SLOPE, REFER TO PAGE 5t,
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a
b
c
SPEED SELECTION
FUNCTION
No_mal
Mowing
THROTTLE
,
2 or 3
do
Heavy
Mowing
Snow
Blowing
1
Blade
2
Snow
1 or 2
e .
FAST
f.
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7.
4
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If stopping
is absolutely
necessary,
push
clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position_
To restart tractor movement, make sure tractor
is in the lowest speed range ("1st"
Gear) and
release clutch-brake
pedal SLOWL Y.
Make all turns graduafly,
Transpotfing
Your Tractor
For pushing or towing your tractor, place Gear Shift Lever in
"N" position. Do not tow or push at more than 6 MPH.
SLOWTransport
Move gear shift lever to "' 1st" gear before starting up or down hills.
AVOID
STOPPING OR SHIFTING ON HILLS
If slowing
is necessary,
move throttle
control
lever to slower position.
LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM WHEN STOPPING AND
STARTING
TO ALLOW
SLIGHT TRACTOR
ROLL DOWNHILL
AS CLUTCH-BRAKE
PEDAL MOVES
THROUGH
CLUTCH POSITION,
GUIDE
GEARSHIFT
=1 i H...........
FAST
12
To keep your tractor running better, longer, perform necessary
service
using the following
maintenance
schedule:
With
1
2
3
Every
BEFORE MAKING ANY INSPECTION,
ADJUSTMENT, OR REPAIR:
1. PUSH CLUTCH!BRAKE PEDAL COMPLETELY DOWN
2 MOVE'GEAR SHIFT CONTROL LEVER
TO NEUTRAL POSITION.
3, PLACE PARKING BRAKE IN "'ENGAGED" POSITION° REMOVE FOOT FROM
PEDAL.
4r DISENGAGE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
LEVER
5 SHUT OFF THE ENGINE
6 MAKE ABSOLUTELY
SURE THE
BLADES AND ALL MOVING PARTS
HAVE COMPLETELY STOPPED.
7 DISCONNECT THE SPARK PLUG WIRE
FROM THE SPARK PLUG AND KEEP
WIRE AWAY FROM THE SPARK PLUG
TO PREVENT INJURY FROM ACCI"
DENTAL STARTING. BE CAREFUL TO
AVOID TOUCHING HOT ENGINE OR
MUFFLER COMPONENTS_
Mowing
Make sure alf nuts on bolts are tight and cotter pins
and retainer springs
are secuke
Observe all safety precautions
Keep tractor
well lubricated
(refer to page 17)
SERWCE
RECORD
(Enter
SERVICE RECORD
Fill in dates
Blades
Brake
as you
complete
Date
Maintenance
SCHEDULE
regular
service
FIRST
EVERY
EVERY
EVERY
EVERY
2
HOURS
5
HOURS
25
HOURS
50
HOURS
100
HOUR, {
_ sharpen
pJ
Adjustment
Check
Battery
...........
Change
Engine
Check
Clean
Performed)
Engine
Air
Oil
_'
Cleaner
Element
Air
Clean
Front
'
't_
"
t_
Muffler
Clean
'
Oil Level
, ,i
Check
:2"'
_,J
,
p_
Screen
V _"
Grill
V =e
,uu,,, i ,
Lubricate
Replace
........
Tractor
Spark
p_'
Plug
l_
nu,,ll,, i, i,u
Replace
Air Cleaner
-,
...........
Element
pJ
,u,
Check
Tire
,.......
Pressure
Replace Fuel Filter
13
:
ADJUSTMENT
JAM
NUT
1.
Brake Adjustment
This tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
mounted
on the right side of the transaxle
IFigo IOL
NUT
A
I
IF TRACTOR REQUIRES MORE THAN
SIX FEET STOPPING
DISTANCE
IN
HIGHEST GEAR, THEN BRAKE MUST
BE ADJUSTED_
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t
a . Depress clutch/brake
pedal and engage parking
brake.
b .. Measure distance between brake operating arm
and nut "'A'" on brake rod_
U2
(WITH PARKING
BRAKE ENGAGED)
c
FIGURE
ii1,,,i,i
t0
ffdistanceisotherthan
1-1/2"toosenjamnut(Fig..
1o)
and tum nut "A " until distance becomes 1-I/2", retighten
jam nut against nut ",4"
Road test tractor
for proper stopping
stated above. Readjust if necessary..
=
Tire Care
a
Maintain tire pressure
tires at 10 PSI
as
in front at 14 PSI and rear
b
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
chemicals
which can harm rubber.
c
Avoid
stumps,
stones,
deep ruts and other
hazards that may cause t#e damage.
Removing
wheel for tire repair (Fig !2).
1 - Block up axle securely
2 - Remove hub cap, klip ring and washer to
allow wheel removal
ASSEMBLY
d
FLANGES
distance
control
3 - Repair tire and reassemble. Replace washers
and snap klip ring securely in axle groove
Replace hub cap_
3,
A GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED BOLT
CAN BE IDENTIFIED
BY THREE
L|NF_ ON THE BOLT HEAD AS
SHOWN AT LEFT,
a.
Blade Replacement
Raise mower to highest position
to permit access
to blades
I
Remove the hex head bolt, lock washer and
flat washer
(Fig° 1 1) (turn counterclockwise) ( f'_).
2
Remove and discard old blade.
3
Clean top and bottom
of mower housing.
4
Install new blade with SHARP EDGE DOWN
and secure with flat washer,
Iockwasher
and hex head bolt. TIGHTEN SECURELY.
l
FIGURE 12
KLIP
RING
14
Care
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp, The
blades can be sharpened with a few strokes of a file, or
on a grinding wheel, We suggest they be sharpened after
every 25 hours of mowing. Do not attempt to sharpen
while on mower,, If you mow in sandy soil check the
blades after each two mowings,,
The sand wears the
blade away rapidly
WASHERS
HUB
CAP
Blade
ALWAYS
USE GRADE 5 HEAT TREATED BOLTS TO ATTACH
BLADES. DO
NOT USE PLATED
BOLTS.
CHECK
BOLTS IN BLADES OCCASIONALLY
ToMA ESURE
BOLTS
AReTmHT.
TORQUE
BOLTS
TOZ0-3B
AND ADJUSTMENT
When grinding, care should be taken to maintain
blade balance and the blade should be checked
for proper
balance
before
reinstallation
on
mower, An unbalanced
or bent blade will cause
excessive
vibration
when running,
and eventual
damage
to mower or engine
Replace bent or
damaged
blades.
To check blade balance, drive a nail into a beam
or wall. Leave about one inch of the straight nail
exposed.
Place center hole of clean blade over
the head of the nail (Fig. 13). NOTE: CENTER
HOLE OF BLADE ON NAIL, tF BLADE IS PROPERLY BALANCED,
BLADE SHOULD
REMAIN
IN
POSITION SHOWN IN FIG. 13. IF EITHER END
OF THE BLADE MOVES DOWNWARD,
BLADE
IS NOT BALANCED.
SHARPEN THE HEAVY END
UNTIL BLADE IS BALANCED
b,
4.
BA TTERY
It
t
!,{
,i/LI
CE.TE.
/_ HOLE
o
FIGURE 13
CARE
{'lit A'P,_AY V_[_
Check Battery
a
Battery
acid solution
should be even with
ftA[Itl_Ry
CAP
level in each battery
celt
bottoms
of vent tubes in
cells (Fig. 14) Add ONLY distilled
or iron free
water if necessary
NOTE: DO NOT OVERFILL
b .. Keep battery
and terminals
clean.
c.
Keep battery
bolts tight.
d
Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps
open.
e o Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour if necessary
FIGURE14
Clean Battery and Terminals
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals cause
the battery
to "leak"
power and hinders the operation of the charger.
LEAD-ACID
BATTERIES
GENERATE
EXPLOSIVE
GASES°
KEEP SPARKS,
FLAME
AND SMOKING
MATERIALS
AWAY
FROM BATTERIES°
ALWAYS
SHIELD
YOUR
EYES
AROUND
BATTERIES°
a
b
c.
d.
e,
f,
g,
Remove
terminal guard.
Disconnect
BLACK battery cable, then RED battery cable, and remove
battery
from tractor.
Wash battery
with four tablespoons
of baking
soda to one gallon of water, NOTE: BE CAREFUL
NOT TO GET THE SODA SOLUTION
INTO THE
CELLS,
Rinse the battery
with plain water,
dry and
reinstafl
on tractor°
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire
brush until bright,
Replace battery cables, connecting
RED battery
cable to positive terminal first, then BLACK battery cable to negative
terminal,.
Coat terminal
connections
with grease after installation
of
cables.
Replace
terminal
guard,,
15
AN{) ADJUSTMENT
•F
\\
-20
°
0 °
32
°
60
I il
°
80
°
100
11
30 or 10W-30
6.
°
/
Check Engine Oil Level
NOTE: DO NOT CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL WITH
ENGINE RUNNING.
Several minutes after stopping eng#_e, check engine oil
level with tractor on level ground° Wipe dipstick (Fig. 15)
clean, screw it down tight for a few seconds, remove
and read oil level If necessary,
add oil until "'FULL" mark
is reached.
(See
chart
aboveL
NOTE:
DO
NOT
OVERFILL
TANK
FIGURE 15
7,
ENGINE OIL
FILLER CAP
AND DIPSTICK
AIR CLEANER
COVER
Clean Air Cleaner Element (Fig. 16)
a,. Remove two cover knobs and remove air cleaner cover,
b,
Remove foam pre-cleaner,,
-Wash pre_cleaner in liquid detergent and warm water to
remove dirt.
---
Wrap pre-cleaner in cloth and squeeze dry_
Wipe foam with a light coat of engine oil, Do not saturate,
squeeze in rag or towel to remove excess oil,.
co Remove two nuts from top of cartridge.
d, Remove cartridge and clean air cleaner body carefully to
prevent dirt from entering carburetor,
e,
Clean cartridge by gently tapping on flat surface, ff very
dirty, replace cartridge_
f.
Reassemble air cleaner.
NOTE:" Nuts holding a# cleaner cartridge must be installed with
fiber washers down on cartridge plate to prevent dirt from
ontering carburetoro TIghten nuts by hando Overtightening
could collapse cartridge.
NOTE: NEVER RUN ENGINE WITH AIR CLEANER REMOVED,
AIR
SCREEN
FOAM
ELEMENT
8o
Clean Air Screen and Engine Cooling
Fins.
R
FIGURE
16
i
5. Change Engine Oil
The best time to change engine oil is at the end of a day's
operation when all dirt and foreign materials are suspended in the hot oil
a ,, Remove hood (page 201,.
b, Snap off air cleaner cover (Fig. 16).
c, Remove 3 screws securing air cleaner body tFigso 16
and 17) and remove, (Cover carburetor to prevent entry of dirt,)
d . Remove oll dipstick and cover opening to prevent an,.
try of dirt.
e_ Remove 3 screws from blower housing and lift housing off engine (Fig, 17).
f Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins {Fig° 17) and air screen {Fig_
16),
g, To reassemble, reverse above procedure_
h . Be certain carburetor tube, breather tube, and geskat5
are in place (Fig, 171,
TO AVOID DAMAGE TO THE STARTING SYSTEM, USE SAE 5W30 OIL
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FALLS
BELOW 32 ° .
Recommended
SAE Viscosity
Grades
Determine temperature
range expected before next oil
change. All oil must meet A,P,L service classification SD,
SE or SF,
PROTECTION
WHEN USING COMALWAYS
PRESSED
WEAR EYE AND FACE
AIR.
Air screen and cooling fins (Figs° 16 and 17) 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 dried gum fibers°
Capacity is 1 quart. NOTE: DO NOT OVER FILL. Dipstick
assembly must be securely tightened into tube at aft times
when engine is operating,
CAUTION:
_
16
AND ADJUSTMENT
9. Check Muffler
Inspectandreplacedamaged
mufflerand/or
it could create
a fire hazard
and/or
deflector
damage,=
as
!
DO NOT
CYLINDER
TOUCH
HOT
OR FINS AS
................................................
MAY CAUSE
I O.
Lubricate
Pivot
BURN s,
Chart
H
Points
Place several drops of SAE 30 oil at points
move against each other, especially,:'
a. Front axle pivot
b, Hood hinges
c
Foot pedal shaft (both ends)
d_ Lift shaft (both ends)
See Lubrication
:REWS
MUFFLER,
CONTACT]
page
where parts
24
1 1, Starting
your Tractor
With a Weak
Battery
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should
be recharged
If "'jumper cables'" are used for emergem
cy starting,
follow
this procedure:
NOTE:
YOUR TRACTOR
IS EQUIPPED
WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM
THE
OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT
NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM,
LEAD-ACID
BATTERIES
GENERATE
EXPLOSIVE
GASES,
KEEP SPARKS,
FLAME AND SMOKING
MATERIALS
AWAY
FROM BATTERIES°
ALWAYS
WEAR
EYE
PROTECTION
WHEN
AROUND BATTERIES,
a,
Connect
each end of the RED cable to the
POSITIVE (+) terminals
of each battery
(taking care not to short against chassis). (Fig. 18)
b. Connect
one end of the BLACK cable to the
NEGATIVE
(-) terminal
of fully
charged
battery°
c,, Connect the other end of the cable to the LH,
side panel bolt (Fig, 19) NOTE: KEEP AWAY
FROM GAS TANK AND BATTERY.
d. Disconnect
cables in reverse order:
1,
L H, side Panel Bolt (Fig, 19)
2,
Negative terminal
of fully charged battery
3,
Positive terminals
F_W
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO START
,
,
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OTHER
BATTERY
VEHICLES.
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17
ADJUSTMENT
d.
13.
If holes do not align,
cable adjustment_
Carburetor
repeat
steps
in throttle
adjustment
NOTE: ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE
BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENT
TO CARBURETOR,,
With engine off turn high speed mixture screw clockwise ( "-'_) closing finger tight ONLY, and turn
counterclock wise (_-_
) 1.3._ turns (Fig. 20).
THROTTLE
LEVER
!
HOLES "A"
NOTE; THE SCREW SEAT MAY BE DAMAGED
BY TURNING IT TOO FAR CLOCKWISE.
b,
Turn idle mixture screw clockwise
("-_) closing
finger tight only, and tutn counterclockwise
(_'_)
1-½ turns (Fig, 20)
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REFER
i,i
TO "STARTING
II
'THE ENGINE"
PAGE.....................
11 .,,
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Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes.
Make final adjustment
with engine running and
Gear Shift lever in "'NEUTRAL"
position
With throttle
control lever in "FAST" position,
turnnhigh
speed mixture
screw
clockwise
( f
_ ) until engine runs "rough"
then turn
counterclockwise
('_"_)
_ turn
e
MIXTURE
[
SCREW --_9
HIG.SPEEDU.E
MIXTURE
FUEL
FILTER
CLAMP
FIGURE
20
With throttle control lever in "SL O W" position,
turn idle mixture
screw
counterclockwise
(_"_)
until engine runs "rough"
and then turn
clockwise
("-'_) until engine begins to die. Turn
idle mixture screw to a point midway between
these positions,
SCREW
With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position,
engine should idle at 1700 RPMo ff engine idles
too slow, push throttle
control lever above idle
and turn idle speed screw one turn clockwise
("'_).
Set throttle controllever
at "SL OW'_ Re.
peat until satisfactory
idle is attained
.030" FEELER
GAUGE
SPARK
PLUG
g
FIGURE 2t
12.
Throttle
Control
Cable
Adjustment
DO NOT MAKE UNNECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS,
FACTORY SETTINGS ARE SATISFACTORY
FOR MOST APPLICATIONS
AND CONDITIONS.
IF ADJUSTMENTS
ARE NEEDED, PROCEED AS FOLLOWS.
h,
position),
Check that hole in throttle
lever and hole in
plate line up (Fig_ 20 _ Insert). tf holes "A'"
are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and move
throttle cable until holes are aligned, Tighten
clamp screw.
High speed stop is factory adjusted,
ADJUST - DAMAGE
MAY RESULT
DO NOT
1 4,
Replace
Spark Plug
Replace spark plug at the beginning of each mowing season or
every 100 hours, whichever comes firsL Gap should be sot at
0.030 inch (Fig21).
a o Make sure air cleaner is clean (see page 16),
b,
With engine not running, place throttle
control in "FAST"
detent
(not in "CHOKE"
c
ff engine idles too fast with throttle control lever
in "SLOW"
position
push throttle
control lever
above idle and turn idle speed screw one turn
counterclockwise
(._t
Set throttle control/ever
at *'SLOW".
Repeat until satisfactory
idle is attained
18
1 5.
Adjust
V_dvee on Engine
After approximately
200 hours of operation, the engine
valves will require adjustment,
It is suggested
that a
Sears Service Center do this work° Correct settings are:
Intake - _002, Exhausto004_
ADJUSTMENT
ENGINE
PULLEY
!
•
LEAKS AND THAT HOSE CLAMPS
BE SURE THERE
ARE""NO
FUEL
PROPERLY INSTALLED°
_
(Fig. 20)_
Place new
fuel
filter
in position
in fuel
DRIVE BELT
INSTALLATION
DECAL
ARE !
'LINE !
,................
CLUTCH
PULLEY
16o
Replace
In-Line Fuel Filter
If fuel filter is clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement
is required.
ao With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections which were removed from both ends of fuelfilter
b.
/
line
L H SIDE
T 7.
Motion
Drive Belt Removal
The tractor drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park
the tractor on level area, Engage parking brake. NOTE:
A BELT INSTALLATION
DECAL
IS UNDER
LEFT
FOOTREST
BELT
a_
b,
Remove mower,
(See page 20),
Remove two retainer springs from belt guide
bracket
below
transaxle
pulley_
Remove
bracket
(Fig 22).
c, Swing belt guides away from belt, toward rear
of tractor
(Fig, 22),
d
Roll belt over top of transaxte pulley.
e
Roll belt over engine pulley and off idler (Fig.,
23).
f
Release parking brake, Pull belt as far as possible over top of clutch pulley,
g
Reset parking
brake_ Pull belt over top of
clutch pulley
(Fig° 23),
h,
Pull belt out through shift gate to remove from
tractor
(Fig, 24)°
Install belt by reversing above procedure
GUIDE
REAR
VIEWED
FROM
BOTTOM
OF TRACTOR
FIGURE 23
BELT
NOTE: REPLACE ONLY WITH BELT LISTED IN MANUAL
t,
BELT
\
TRANSAXLE
\\
oo,oE-..
SHIFT
GATE
FIGURE
7
f
I
•
RETAINER
BELT
GUIDE
SPR1NG
BRACKET
RETAINER
SPRING
FIGURE2 2
19
24
ADJUSTMENT
18. Fuse Replacement
Replace with 30 amp automotive - type plug-in fuse, The
fuse holder is located under the dash.
1 9o Hood Removal
\
a,
To raise hood,
b_
To remove
hood, grill and side panels, raise
hood and loosen one screw on each side panel.
(This screw remains in the side panel) (Fig,, 25),
Unsnap
C
d_
headlight
lift at rear of hood.
connection
Stand in front of tractor,
forward
and lift off (Fig
(Fig. 26)_
Grasp
26),
hood
and tilt
e • To reinstall, reverse above procedure_
SCREW
2 O. Mower
FIGURE25
HEAOLIGHT
a
Remove
"'Mower
b,
Remove
retainer
spring
clutch
rod out of clutch
c
Pull retainer springs out of rear suspension
nions, Remove rear suspension
trunnions
lift brackets
(Fig° 27),
d,
Pull retainer
spring out of rear
Remove rear hinge pin, (Fig_ 27)
e,
Pull retainer spring out of front hinge pin_
Remove front hinge pin (Fig, 27),
f.
Use lift lever to raise suspension
mower
out from under tractor,
CONNECTION
\
\
FIGURE26
mower
belt per instructions
Drive Belt Removal"
through
under
step(c)
from clutch rod; pull
bracket.
(Fig 27)
hinge
arms,
trunfrom
pin,
Slide
_,'k
NOTE:
RH.
SUSPENSION
ARM
t
RETAINER
SPRING
REAR
/
SUSPENSION
TRUNNIONS
Removal
]
-
RETAINER
SPRINGS
.,,N.#E
]
LIFT
BRACKET
FnGURE
27
20
IF AN ATTACHMENT
OTHER THAN THE
MOWER DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE
TRACTOR, THE LH. AND R.H. SUSPENSION
ARMS ( FIGo27) SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM
TRACTOR_
AND ADJUSTMENT
21. Mower Installation
Your Mower installs without the use of tools, Raise At _
tachment Lift Lever (Fig. 28) to its highest position. Turn
height adjustment
knob to lowest position (Fig. 29).
a.
Slide Mower under tractor, discharge guard to
R.H. Side.
b,
Install front hinge pin through axle and parallel
link (Fig, 30). Secure with retainer spring
c,
Install
rear hinge
pin through
brackets and parallel link (Fig 30)
retainer spring,
d.
Install
e
,
clutch
rod in clutch
lever
mower
Secure
Move Attachment
lift lever (Fig, 28) forward
to lower
suspension
arms,
Slide trunnions
through lift bracket
holes and secure with retainer springs
(Fig,. 27)
g.
Use Attachment
mower
h .
Turn height adjustment
knob clockwise
(F'_)
to the middle of its travel, or to desired cut
height
Mower
lift
lever
LiFT LEVER
LOWEST'
I POSITION
(Fig. 30)-
Roll belt over engine pulley. Make sure belt is
inside belt guides
(Fig
29). See belt drive
schematic
decal on mower
housing
NOTE:
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER
"'DISENGAGED
POSITION"
LiFT LEVER
"HIGHEST'
POSiTiON
rift
with
f
22.
LtFT LEVER
UNGER
(Fig.
28)
ENGINE
PULLEY
\
to raise
(Fig, 29)_
Drive Belt Removal
MOWER
LOCATED
BELT
INSTALLATION
ON MOWER HOUSING.
DECAL
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE BELTS SPECIFIED IN THIS
MANUAL
a •
Place attachment
clutch
position
(Fig 28)
b
Turn height adjustment
tion. Move Attachment
ward to lower mower
c
Roll belt
off
engine
d.
Pull belt
off
both
e •
Spring belt guide away
belt off idler pulley.
from idler pulley
f.
Slide
extension
belt
from
lever in "Disengaged"
mower
(Fig,
deck
29
CLUTCH
ROD
knob to lowest
posilift lever (Fig° 28) forto its lowest position,
pulley
under
FIGURE
29),
pulleys.,
and pull
spring,
FIGURE30
21
ADJUSTMENT
23.
ENGINE
PULt_EY
BELT
_
IOLER
IDLER
,GUIDE
Mower
Drive Belt Replacement
BELT
ao Slide belt under ex tension spring (Fig. 31)
b. Place belt on rear side of both mandrel pulleys..
c. Spring idler belt guide down and place belt
around rear side of idler pulley
d Roll belt over engine pulley..
e Make sure belt is inside all belt guides
24,
Mower
Drive Belt Adjustment
Your tractor has been manufactured
with the abifity to
readjust the mower belt drive to provide you with longer
belt life.
R=H
If the attachment
clutch lever travels 3-1/2"
up the slot
in the dash before spring resistance is evident, adjustment is necessary,
NOTE: CHECK FOR PROPER SPRING
TENSION WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE LIFT LEVER
IN THE HIGHEST POSITION
_VOT
BRACKET
\
a
b
c
FIGURE
d
31
NOTE:
LIFT LEVER_
PLUNGER
_"1_
LIFT
LEVER
BOTTOM
...,_.,
OF CURL
f
LINE
FIGURE
"_"
A_I. T_-
WHEN INSTALLING A NEW BELT, EXTENSION
SPRING MUST BE RETURNED TO LOWER END
OF SLOT (ORGtNAL POSITION) ON ROCK
SHAFT ASSEMBLY,
25.
Level Mower
Housing
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground
or driveway.
Make sure tire pressures correct
if t#es are
over or under inflated,
you will not properly adjust your
mower_
8OTTOM
URL
GROUND_
Lower the mower
deck for easier access
Using (2) 7/16" wrenches,
remove the bolt, nut
& D-shaped
washers
(Fig° 31 _ Inset)
Move extension
spring from lower end of slot
to upper end in rock shaft assembly
and install
bolt, nut & the D-shaped
washers,
Tighten bolt and nut to secure the D-shaped
washers
(flat side down).
.O0N0
32
Side.to-Side
Mower Adjustment
a. Depress lift lever plunger and use rift lever to
raise mower to maximum cutting
height.
b. Measure height from bottom of curl to ground
line at front of mower_ Distance "A " should be
the same on both sides (Fig, 32).
If distance "'A '" needs to be changed, snap out
access hole cover on L.H_ side above footrest.
Use 11/16" wrench on nuts "'B" and "'C" at
side-to-side
adjustment
trunnion
(Fig. 33)
d_ To raise left side of mower, loosen nut "'B'" and
tighten nut "C',
e_ To lower left side of mower, loosen nut "'C'" and
tighten nut "'B".
c,
SIDE TO SiDE
ADJUSTMENT
TRUNNION
FIGURE 33
22
ADJUSTMENT
NOTE:
ONE ROTATION OF ADJUSTMENT
NUTS IS
EQUIVALENT
TO APPROXIMATELY
3/16"
HEIGHT CHANGEr
f. Be sure all nuts are securely
g ,, Replace cover,
REAR
SUSPENSION
tightened
Front-To-Rear
Mower Adjustment
a
To obtain the best cutting "results, your mower
housing should be adjusted so the front and rear
flange distance "'D'" (Fig.. 34) is 1/2" lower in
front
when the mower
is positioned
in the
highest
cutting
position.,
NOTE:
MEASURE
DISTANCE
"'D'"
FROM
GROUND
LINE TO BOTTOM
OF CURL ON
RIGHT
REAR FLANGE
AND
COMPARE
TO
DISTANCE
"'D'" AT BOTTOM
OF CURL ON
RIGHT FRONT FLANGE,
b
To raise rear of mower, loosen nut "E'" on both
rear suspension
arms Screw both nuts "'F'" up
EQUAL NUMBER
OF TURNS (Fig. 35)
c.
When distance
"'D" is 1/2" lower at front than
rear tighten nuts "E'"
d
To lower rear of mower, loosen nut "F'" on both
rear suspension
arms an EQUAL NUMBER
OF
TURNS (Fig. 35)
e.
When distance "'D" is 1/2" lower at front than
rear,
retighten
nuts
GROUND
LINE
REAR
SUSPENSION
LiNE
FIGURE 34
TRUNNION
_/R
NuT
"E'"
EA R
SUSPENS
E
i
ON
ARM
REAR
SUSPENSION
NOTE:
TRUNNION
WHEN ADJUSTING
REAR SUSPENSION
TRUNNIONS, ALWAYS ADJUST BOTH EQUALLY SO
MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL..
LEFT
BRACKET
NUT
F
26. Storage
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage
When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, dean
it
thoroughly,
remove
a// dirt, grease, leaves, etc give
blades and underside
of housing a good coat of grease
or rust preventative..
Store in a clean dry area
FIGURE35
A • Fuel System
It is important
to prevent gum deposits
from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as the carburetor,
fuel filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage
Also, experience
indicates that alcohol blended fuels
(called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage
Acidic gas can damage
the fuel system of an engine while in storage.
To
avoid engine problems,
the fuel system
should be
emptied
before storage
of 30 days or longer
B.
C.
Engine Oil
Drain (with engine warm) and replace
engine oil, (See chart page 16),
with
Do
clean
Cylinder
1 Remove spark plug
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole into cylinder.
3. Turn ignition key to "'START"
position for a few
seconds to distribute
oil.
4, Replace with new spark plug.
E.
23
F.
Battery
1 Prior to storage,
battery.
2. Disconnect
cable
General Cleaning
Clean engine, battery,
matter
Store
in a clean,
clean
from
seat,
dry area,
terminals
and
top
of
positive
side of battery
finish,
etc. of all foreign
ADJUSTMENT
LUBRICATION CHART
AXLE PIVOT
Q
SPINDLE
___
SPINDLE
WHEEL
BEARING
( 2_ FRONT
BEARINGWHEEL
( 3"3"3_
ENGINE
F_
(_j
('_
CLUTCH PIVOT
._
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PIVOT
ATTACHMENT
ARM
(_
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PIVOT
_'_
LIFT"
A TTACHMENT
MOWER
PIVOT
(_
(_
(_
24
LIFT ARM
1_
CLUTCH
SAE 30 MOTOR OIL
GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
REFER TO PAGE I6 FOR ENGINE
OIL SPECIFICATIONS.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
WILL
WILL
CAUSE/REMEDY
Push Clutch/Brake
Pedal into Brake
Move Attachment
Clutch
Lever to
Fill Fuel Tank with Gasoline
Check
(clean If necest_ary) Replace Fuel
Check fuse for fault and replace
Recharge or replace Battery,
Check Wirin_
Re, lace Spark Plug and adjust gap
Adtusl valves
NOT START
NOT TURN
Charge Battery
Replace ignition Switch
Depress Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Disengage
Attachment
Clutch
Replace InteHock Switch
Replace Solenoid
Replace Fuse
Check All Wire Connections
OVER
Replace
ENGINE
HARD
CLICKS
BUT WON'T
START
ENGINE
OR LACKS
POWER
Engine
Overhaul
Clean Air Screen
Add or change oil
Clean Engtrm Cooling
Fins
Remove and clean Muffler
or r_place
Remove and clean Air Fitter
Use fresh fuel and adjust Carburetor
OVERHEATS
Check Fuse_ Switch
Headlight
Bulbs
end wire connections
Replace
Check
Fuse and replace
Replace Battery
Replace
Regulator
RaDtece Alternator
CHARGE
OPERA TOR PRESENCE
SYSTEM
WILL NOT SHUT
DOWN
WHEN
OPERA TOR LEA VES SEA T_
Note: This tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing_ystem
Engage attachment
clutch
Check aft wire connections
Check seat switch
Check operator
Check PTO Switch
Any attempt by the operator to lea ve the seat with the engine running and
the attachment
Starter
Shift re a lower gear or reduce
load
Remove and clean Fuel Tank, replace Fue! Filter
Remove and clean Air Cleaner
Make necessary
carburetor
adjustments
Clean Air Screen
Add or change oi/
Replace Spark Plug
Check Spark Plug and check for loose wire_
Major Engine overhaul
Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor
and refill
NO LIGHTS
WON'T
Lever
Place Throttle
Control
in "FAST"
position
and run starter several
times to clear out gas
Remove
and clean Fuel Tank end llrms
Replace Fuel Filter
Remove Air Flkter and clean
Replace Spark Plug end ad?Jet gap
Replace Barter/
Check the wiring and Spark Plug
Drain Fuel Tank and Carburetor.
usa fresh fuel end
replace Spark Plug
Make necessary
adjustments
to Carburetor
Major
MISSES
Position
"'Disengaged
Po_irion
Fuel Line and Carbuterot
Filter
Cher_ or Replace BaHery
TO START
ENGINE
(SEE INDEX)
clutch engaged will shut down the engine,
25
presence
relay
TROUBLESHOOTING
UNSATISFACTORY
MOWER PERFORMANCE
UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION
OF CLIPPINGS
Place Throttle Control In "'FAST'* posith)n
Check air pressure in fires
Check front to rear and _ide to side mower adjust
merit
Use
a slower
ground speed
Check engines
RPM's (refer to Carburetor
Adjustment}
Replace mower blades
Reinstall mower btadea with top of blade up
Replace with p_oper mower blades
Readjust
mower drive belt
MOWER
Instafl new Mower
Drive Belt
Reinsfafl Mower
Drive Belt
Adjust Mower
Drive Belt
Replace Frozen Mandrel
Replace Frozen Idler Pulley
BLADES
EXCESSIVE
WILL NOT
MOWER
Replace
Replace
VIBRATION
WIND ROWING STRIPPING
OF GRASS CLIPPINGS
UNEVEN
ROTATE
Bent or Unbalanced
Mandrel_ Straighten
Let grass dry out
Clean underside of Mower
Readjust Mower
OR DROPPING
CUT OR SCALPING
Readjust
26
Mower
Blades
Deck or replace
Deck