Craftsman EZ3 917.256524 Owner`s manual

CRAFTS
MODEL NUMBER 917.256524
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OWNER'S MANUAL
Assembly
Operation
Customer Responsibilities
Service and Adjustments
Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow
FOR CONSUMER
all safety
ASS STANCE
rules and instructions
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before
operating
CALL TH S TOLL FREE NUMBER
this equipment.
1-800i659-59i7
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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
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IMPORTANT:
THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING
HANDS AN D FEET AND THROWING
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY
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III. CHILDREN
GENERAL
OPERATION
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be .oicked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging
chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck.
SLOPE
OBJECTS
OR DEATH
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
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Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
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Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
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SERVICE
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Use extra cara in handlinggasoline and other fuels. Theyare
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.
Grasscatcher 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 ;)arts,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.
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OPERATION
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Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and
tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the
slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
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Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine, Tal/ grass can hide obstac/es.
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Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
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Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel
wetghts or counterweights to improve stability.
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine,
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Keep all movement on the slopes s/ow and gradual Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
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.
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Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
DO NOT:
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Donottumonslopesunlessnecessary
andthen,turn slowly
and gradually downhil, if possible.
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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.
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Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
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Do not tryto stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground.
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Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug
wire an d place wire where it ca n not contact
spark plug in order to prevent accidental
starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs.
A WARNING A
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive
harm.
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center/Department.
We have competent, welltrained technicians and the p roper 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".
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
15.5
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (API-SF/SG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 Cbelow 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
STD361458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND
FORWARD:
1st
2rid
3rd
4th
5th
6th
REVERSE:
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MODEL
NUMBER
917.256524
SERIAL
NUMBER
SPEED (MPH):
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL B E FOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
uct. Contact your nearest Sears
CUSTOMER
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Fo.llow a regular schedule in maintaining,
caring for and
using your tractor.
Follow the instructions
under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
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the safety
rules.
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSi
CHARGING SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BAT-IERY:
AMP/HR:
MIN. CCA:
CASE SIZE:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT. LBS.
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190
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with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
n effective working order by th# operator.
In the state of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center/
Department (See REPAIR PARTS section ofthis manuat).
WARNING:
This tractor
ts 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
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
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1.4
2.3
3.5
4.5
5.7
1.8
TIRE PRESSURE:
is available on this prodstore for details.
RESPONSIBILITIES
.005" - .007"
.O09" - .011"
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 found to be defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
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Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
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Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any bakery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or
workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE ON YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO-CHARGE FOR 30
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER. AFTER 30 DAYS FROM
THE DATE OF PURCHASE, WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY TAKING YOUR CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT TO
YOUR NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER. (IN-HOME WARRANTY SERVICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER 30 DAYS
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE BUT A STANDARD TRIP CHARGE WILL APPLY.)
THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY
WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS IN THE UNITED STATES.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
3
ESTATES,
IL 60179
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ......................................
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CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 15-19
WARRANTY ..................................................................
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TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................
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INDEX ............................................................................
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TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ..........................................
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ASSEMBLY ...............................................................
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OPERATION ..........................................................
10-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE .....................................
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ........................... 20-25
STORAGE ...................................................................
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TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................
27-28
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................ 30-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ....................................
48-53
PARTS ORDERING]SERVICE .................. BACK PAGE
INDEX
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Accessories ............................................
Adjustments:
Brake ...........................................
Carburetor ...................................
Mower:
Front-To-Back ...._...................
Side-To-Side ..........................
Throttle Control Cable .................
Air Filter, Engine .................................
Air Screen, Engine .............................
Assembly ...........................................
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7-9
Battery:
Charging .................................... 7-8
Cleaning ......................................
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Connecting ................................. 7-8
Starting with Weak Battery ......... 23
Storage .......................................
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Terminals ....................................
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Belts:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement.
Mower Blade Drive
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RemovaVReplacement ...........
Blade:
Sharpening .................................
Replacement ...............................
Brake Adjustment ...............................
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Carburetor Adjustment ....................... 25
Controls, Tractor ................................ 11
Customer Responsibilities ............. 15-19
Engine:
Air Filter ..................................
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Air Screen, Engine .................. 18
Battery .....................................
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Cooling Fins, Engine ............... 18
Engine Oil ...............................
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Fuel Filter ................................ 19
Spark Plugs ............................. 19
Tractor:
Blades .....................................
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Lubrication Chart ..................... 15
Maintenance Schedule ........... 15
Tire Care ......................... 8,16,23
Cutting Height. Mower ....................... 12
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Electrical:
Interlocks and Relays ................. 24
Schematic ................................... 29
Wiring Diagram ........................... 30
Engine:
Air Filter .......................................
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Air Screen ................................... 18
Cooling Fins, Engine ................... 18
Oil Change .................................. 17
Oil Level ................................. 13,17
Oil Type .......................................
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Preparation ................................. 13
Repair Parts ........................... 48-53
Starting ........................................
14
Storage .......................................
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Filters:
Air ................................................
Fuel .............................................
Fuel:
Type :...........................................
Storage .......................................
Fuse ...................................................
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Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ....... 13,17
Engine .........................................
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Storage .......................................
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Operation ......................................
11-14
ODerating Mower ................................ 13
Options:
Accessories ...................................
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Spark Arrester ..........................
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3,40
Parking Brake ....... :........................ 11-12
Parts Bag .............................................
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Parts, Replacement/Repair ........... 30-47
Product Specifications .........................
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Repair Parts ..................................
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30-47
Leveling Mower Deck ........................
Lubrication Chart ................................
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Maintenance Schedule .............. ........
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ..........
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............
Blade Sharpening .......................
Blade Replacement .....................
Cutting Height .............................
Installation ...................................
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Operation ....................................
Removal ......................................
Mowing Tips .......................................
Muffler ................................................
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Safety Rules .........................................
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Seat ......................................................
8
Service and Adjustments .............. 20-25
Brake ...........................................
22
Carburetor ...................................
25
Fuse ............................................
24
Hood Removal/Installation .......... 24
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement ........... 22
Mower Blade Drive Belt
RemovaVReplacement ........... 22
Mower Adjustment:
Front-to-Back ......................... 21
Side-to-Side ........................... 21
Mower Installation ....................... 20
Mower Removal .......................... 20
Tire Care ............................. 8,16,23
Slope Guide Sheet ............................. 55
Spark Plugs ........................................
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Specifications .......................................
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Starting the Engme ....................... 13-14
Steering Wheel ................................ 7,23
Stopping the Tractor ........................... 12
Storage ...............................................
26
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Spark Arrester .......................... 3,40
Mulcher Plate .......................................
9
Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ..... 24
Tires ...........................................
8,16.23
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Gauge Wheels ..................................... 8
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Hood Removal/installation ................. 24
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12
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Trouble Shooting Chart ................. 27-28
Transaxle Repair Parts .................. 46-47
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Warranty ...............................................
Wiring Diagram ..................................
Wiring Schematic ...............................
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ACCESSORIES
AND ATTACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers when the tractor was purchased.
Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
FUEL STABILIZER
AIR FILTER
BLADES
BELTS
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PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor.
you. This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories and attachments that are available for your
Most of these attachments do not require additional hitches
attaching and detaching.
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model. Contact your nearest Se._rs store for the
tractor.
or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. 14-inch high, 48-inch wide
blade clears 42-inch path when angled left or right. Raises, lowers
with side lever. Adjustable skids: replaceable, reversible scraper
bar. (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar
weight.)
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles
powdery and wet]heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight.)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source.
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers.
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in.
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
BAGGER lets you collect
grass clippings and leaves for a
healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30-galIon plastic bags.
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage.
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus
accessories such as side panel kits, tool caddy, cart cover,
protective mat and dolly.
CORING AERATOR takes smal plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36-inch swath. 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray.
EASY OIL DRAIN VALVE makes oiI changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain.
GANG HITCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at once,
such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers.
carts or other heavy attachments).
GAUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mower deck reduce
chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not so
equipped,
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth. Usefultoprepare bare areasforseeding.
Available for front
or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
REEL-ACTiON
SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and
tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor.
MULCHING CLOSE-OUT PLATE KIT, once installed, lets you
mulch, discharge or bag clippings (bagger optional) without
changing blades. For models not equipped as 3-in-1 Convertible
mowers.
See "MOWER" in the Repair Parts section of this
manual.
SPREADER/SEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useftJl for granular deicers and sand.
SWEEPERS let you collect grass clippings and leaves.
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the tractor
drawbar and go! Optional accessories
convert unit for
dethatching, aerating, hilling...without tools.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame. ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as sun
protector in summer. Optional accessories
include: tinted/
tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper;
12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves.
Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder.
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications.
Uses (1) 55 lb. weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials.
RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload tractor from a
pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber.
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds upto390 lbs. of weight. Rounded
" edges prevent harm to tuff. Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum.
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CONTENTS
Parts Bag contents
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full size
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PACK
Parts packed
separately
in carton
(1) Hex Bolt
318-16 x 1
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Seat
Mulcher
Plate
Steering
Wheel
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Lockwasher
3/8
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(t) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
Video
Cassette
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
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Lock Washer
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(1) Hex Bolt
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not shown
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(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16
x 12 Gauge
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Screws #10 x 5/8
(2) Lock Washers #10
(2) Washers
3/16 x 3/4 × 16 Gauge
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(2)Washers 3/8
x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
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Wheels
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Steering
Extension
, Shaft
lock Nuts
(2) Keys
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Steering Wheel
Adapter
(2) Weld Nuts #10
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(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
full size
Steering
Wheel
Insert
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
(2) Washers
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(2) Lock Washers 1/4
(2) Latch Hook
Assemblys
Slope Sheet
ASSEMBLY
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use
the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
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A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(1) 5/16" wrench
(1) 3/4" Socket w/drive rachet
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Phillips Screwdriver
(1) 1/2" wrench
Tire pressure gauge
(1) 9/16" wrench
Utility knife
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel),
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
UNPACK
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ASSEMBLE
3/8 HEX BOLT
3/8 LOCK WASHER
LARGE FLAT
WASHER
TEERING
WHEEL
STEERING
BOOT
CARTON
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6),
Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners
of carton and lay panels flat.
Check for any additiona! loose parts or cartons and
remove.
BEFORE
SKID
INSERT
ROLLING
TRACTOR
ADAPTER
OFF
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STEERING
WHEEL
EXTENSION
(See Fig. 1)
SHAFT
5/16 HEX BOLT
EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
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Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align
mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: TIGHTEN BOLT AND NUT SECURELY TO
18-22 FT. LBS TORQUE.
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Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
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Position steering wheel and sleeve assembly so cross
bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto adapter.
Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex
bolt and tighten securely.
Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)
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Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to
its highest position.
Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Roll tractor backwards off skid.
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
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Position front wheels of the tractor so they are polnting
straight forward.
Slide steering wheel adapter onto steering shaft extension,
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Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES
IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR
IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
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FIG. 1
CONNECT
BATTERY
CAUTION:
(See Figs. 2 and 3)
Do
not
short
m
battery
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings,
etc. connecting battery,
terminals.
Before
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
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Remove carboard packing from seat pan and lift seat
pan to raised position;
Open battery box door.
Be sure battery drain tube is attached to battery box.
Remove terminal protective caps and discard.
If this battery is put into service after month and year
indicated on label (label located between terminals)
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal
with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as
shown. Tighten securely.
ASSEMBLY
-
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer
and hex nut. Tighten securely.
•
Close battery box door.
Open battery box door for:
•
Inspection for secure connections (to tighten hardware).
Inspection for corrosion,
•
Testing battery.
°
Jumping (if required).
•
Periodic charging.
DISCARD
TERMINAL
PROTECTIVE
_
I/_
\
HEX
NUT
SEAT
SEAT PAN
\
SHOULDER
BOLT
LOCK WASHER
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
LOCK
WASHER
LARGE FLAT WASHER
FIG. 4
FLAT
WASHER
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
HEX
BOLT
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure
best cutting performance.
•
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown
SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this
CHECK
I
POSITIVE
(RED)
CABLE
NEGATIVE
(BLACK)
CABLE
at the factory for
is important for
in "PRODUCT
manual.
DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled.
See 'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
FIG. 2
CHECK.FOR
BELTS
PROPER
POSITION
OF
ALL
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
SEAT
PAN
CHECK
BATTERY
BOX
DOOR
BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see
that the brake is properly adjusted.
See 'q'O ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
ASSEMBLE
GAUGE
WHEELS
TO
MOWER
DECK (See Fig. 5)
FIG. 3
Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.
INSTALL
SEAT
(See Fig. 4)
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt.
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
•
Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt.
•
Assemble adjustment bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer
loosely. Do not tighten.
Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
•
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way
down.
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
-
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.
8
*
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
-
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt, 3/8" washer and 3/8-16 locknut and
tighten securely.
-
Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in
same adjustment hole.
ASSEMBLY
GAUGE WHEEL
MOUNTING
BRACKET
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISCHARGING
"_
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
3/8-16
LOCKNUT
3/8" WASHER
GAUGE WHEEL"
FIG. 5
iNSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
(See Figs. 6 & 7)
•
LATCH
HOOKS
Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.
NOTE: Pre-assemble weld nut to latch hook by inserting
weld nut from the top with hook pointing down.
°
Tighten hardware securely.
=
Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.
=
•
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
opening and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
-
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
&
FIG. 7
,/'CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFA CTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CAUTION: Do not remove discharge
guard from mower. Raise and hold
guard when attaching mulcher plate
and allow it to rest on plate while in
operation,
WELD NUT FROM THE TOP
LOCK
WASHER
WELD
HOOK POINTS DOWN
\
#"
All assembly instructions have been completed.
•/
No remaining loose parts in carton.
J
Batteryis properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
•/
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping .purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
#"
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,I
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
J"
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
NUT _,\
\
LATCH
HOOK
\
WASHER
WELD
NUT
#"
Engine oil is at proper level.
•/
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
Become familiar with al! controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
J
WASHER
/
MULCHER
PLATE
(Minimum
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOL)R TRA C TOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
LATCH
LOCK
WASHER
CHECKLIST:
/
_SCREW
FIG. 6
9
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
OPERATION
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.
,
t
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
ENGINE ON
ENGIN E OFF
OIL PRESSURE
CLUTCH
LIGHTS ON
LIGHTS OFF
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
DIFFERENTIAL
LOCK
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
R N H
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
L
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
t=,,l
MOWER LIFT
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
HYDROSTATIC
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
IGNITION
FREE WHEEL
(Hydro Models only)
10
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith your tractor tofamiliarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save
this manual for future reference.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
AMMETER
_
-
\
THROTTLFJCHOKE
CONTROL
IGNITION
SWITCH
/
LIGHT SWITCH
!
POSITION
- - - - -
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
-
I,
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
PARKING
BRAKE
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
FIG. 8
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of
tractor.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the
mower deck or oi her attachments mounted to your tractor.
Turns the headlights on and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL:
controlling engine speed.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
lever when changing its position.
Used for starting and
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
IGNITION SWITCH:
engine.
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position.
HEIGHTADJUSTMENT
cutting height.
Locks clutch/brake
pedal into the
AMMETER:
(-).
11
Used for starting and stopping the
KNOB: Usedtoadjustthe
mower
Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging
w
OPERATION
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 a wide vision safety mask
over the spectacles or standard safety glasses.
PlOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO
SET PARKING
BRAKE
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
(See Fig. 9)
Your tractor is equipped w_th 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.
•
pletely, as described above, before leavCAUTION:
Always position;
stop tractor
coming
the operator's
to empty
grass catcher, etc.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
TO USE THROTTLE
PARKING BRAKE
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL
"DRIVE"POSITION
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
is controlled by the
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
°
Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.
=
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.
GROUND I_RIVE -
po-
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
•
Turn knob clockwise (f-'_) to raise cutting height.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
height.
()f'_)to
lower cutting
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The
heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
= The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
lever to neutral (N) position.
Move throttle control to slow ('_h)
(See
-
TO ADJUST MOWER
(See Fig. 9)
(See Fig. 9)
•
Move gearshift
ENGINE -
AND BACKWARD
KNOB
MOWER BLADES -
position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow ("gh.)
position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may
cause engine to "backfire".
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
=
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
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 OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE.
FIG. 9
•
-
The direction and speed of movement
gearshift lever.
_"ENGAGED"
POSITION
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
=
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
TO MOVE FORWARD
Fig. 9)
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
STOPPING
•
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
"BRAKE"
POSITION
(See Fig. 9)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTLE/
CHOKE
CONTROL
CONTROL
°
Never use choke to stop engine.
12
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.
OPERATION
TO OPERATE
MOWER
(See Fig. 10)
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.
°
•
Select desired height of cut.
Lower mower with attachment lift control.
o
Start mower blades by engaging attachment
control.
•
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brakeand
clutch/brake pedal.
•
Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
clutch
.
Raise attachment
ment lift control.
lift to highest position with attach-
•
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
fever 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 atruck or atrailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
without either the entire grass catcher,
on
CAUTION:
mowers Do
so not
equipped,
operate or
thethe
mower
discharge guard in place.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
•
BEFORE STARTING
CHECK
A'i-rACHMENT
LEVER
HIGH POSITION
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OiL LEVEL (See Fig. 16)
.
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
•
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
•
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 "OIL VISCOSITY CHART' in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
°
To change engine oil, see the Customer Responsibilities section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30
days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING
FIG. 10
TO OPERATE
la,
oooo,',r,vou
hills with slopes greater thitn 15° and
I
do not drive across any slope.
I
o
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
,
Avoid stopping or ch_.nging speed on hills.
=
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
=
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
*
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are
empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or
carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
ON HILLS
Move gearshift lever to 1st gear, Be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe offany
spilled
oil orFill
fuel.
not store,
spill
or
CAUTION:
to Do
bottom
of gas
tank
use gasoline near an open flame.
13
OPERATION
TO START
ENGINE
(See Fig. 9)
When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine
has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.
Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Move throttle control to choke (N)
position.
•
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make f rst cut re at ve y high; the second to the
desired height.
•
Do not mow grass when it is we[. 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.
position.
Note: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
procedures below.
-
Insertkey intoignitionand tum keyclockwise to"START"
position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control to fast ('#ep)
position, waitafew minutes and tryagain. Ifengine still
does not start, move the throttle control back to the
choke (N) position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and above)
•
Whenenginestarts, movethethrottlecontroltothefast
(,_) position.
-
FIG. 11
The attachments and ground drive can now be used, If
the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine
and allow itto warm up for one minute using the choke
as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING
MULCHING
When engine starts, allow engine to run with the throttle
control in the choke (\1) position until the engine runs
roughly, then move thrott e contro to fast (,_) position.
This-may require an engine warm-up period from
several seconds to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
•
The attachments can also be used during the engine
warm-up period.
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERCORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH. CLEAN AFTER EACH USE.
( 50 ° F and below)
•
MOWING
"
The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as
they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass
and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will
biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed
as this will provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
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.
•
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun.
MOWING
•
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 12). For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut and mow slowly.
-
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut,
mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
•
Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow
north to south one weekthen change to east towest the
next week. This will hetp prevent matting and graining
of the lawn.
TIPS
•
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is
attached to tractor.
•
Mower Should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See 'q'O LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
•
•
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the
machine. This will result in a more even distribution of
clippings and more uniform cutting.
=
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings wil! discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 11 ).
MAX 1/3
14
FIG. 12
CUSTOMER
MAINTENANCE
RESPONSIBILITIES
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR
T
SERVICE DATES
SERVICE
Check Brake Operation
_
Check Tire Pressure
_
Check for Loose Fasteners
V p
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
V w
V'7
Blades
C
Lubrication Chart
T
Check
0
Clean Battery and Terminals
R
Check Transaxle
V'4
K
V_
Battery Level/Recharge
V p
Cooling
V _
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
ll_
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
V's
Check
Change
Engine Oil Level
Engine Oil
V _
Ik/
qk=#'
Clean Air Filter
V'2
N
G
Clean Air Screen
V'2
I
Replace
__
MuffledSparkArrester
V _
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean Engine
Replace
I_ I1_
_1.2,3
E
Inspect
Cooling
1k_1,2
Fins
V'2
Spark Plug
V'
Reptace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
V'
'2V'
Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often whenoperating undera heavy load or in high ambienttemperatures.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - If equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours.
4 - Replace blades more oftenwhen mowing in sandy soil.
GENERAL
V'
5 - If equipped withadjustablesystem.
6 - Not required if equippedwith maintenance*freebattery.
7 - Tightenfront axle pivotbolt to 35 ft.-Ibs,maximum.
Do notovertighten.
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
CHART
(_
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractor as instructed in this manua!.
ZERK (_)
(_ FRONT
BEARING ZERK
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
- FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
®
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
@
CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
EACH USE
•
Check engine oil level.
•
Check brake operation.
,
•
Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
PIVOTS
(_
SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL
(_
GENERAL
O
PURPOSE GREASE
® REFER TO CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES "ENGINE" SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS.
VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT
DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE LIFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, POW-
15
DERED
GRAPHITE
TYPE
LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY.
L
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BLADE
_
ASSEMBLY
-
BRAKE OPERATION
__
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
(See 'q'O ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).
MANDREL
TRAILING
EDGE
TI RES
•
•
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
(GRADE 8)* --_-....._.
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE
FIG. 13
CARE
TO SHARPEN
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
REMOVAL
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
•
Remove hex bolt, Iockwasher and flat washer securing
blade.
*
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
-
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown.
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
(See Fig. 14)
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
(See Fig. 13)
•
BLADE
BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED.
•
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 balance r).
•
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion ofthe steel bolt
or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain n a horizontal
position. If either end of the blade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The !obes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade- but ifyou
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
CENTERHOLE
/!
/
/
5/8" BoLT_
[_f
OR PIN __..__.,:
'J
FIG. 14
16
BLADE
m
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
m
BATTERY
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result "n increased oil consumption when used above
32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil.
Your tractor has a battery Charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, ;)eriodic 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.
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill
cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16)
=
Open battery box door.
Determine temperature range expected before oil change.
All oil must meet API service classification SFor SG.
•
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
•
Be sure tractor is on level surface.
•
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
°
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
=
•
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
•
•
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt
to enter the engine when changing oil.
•
Reinstall battery (See "CONNECT
Assembly section of this manual).
BATTERY" in the
°
Remove drain plug.
•
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely.
•
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual.
•
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be
sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
V-BELTS,
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of
operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not
adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling.
CAP/DIPSTICK
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SF or SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
OIL DRAIN
PLUG
SAE VISCOSI'i'Y GRADES
FIG. 16
.20 °
-30 °
0°
-20 °
TEMPERATURE
30 °
_10"
32 °
40 °
0°
RANGE ANTICIPATED
601
10 °
80 °
20 °
100 °
30"
40 °
BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
FIG. 15
17
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
!
AIR FILTER
(See Fig. 17)
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
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.
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.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
ENGINE COOLING FINS (See Fig. 18)
•
Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
•
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
•
(See Fig. 18)
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating.
°
Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
and dipstick tube assembly off engine.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
-
Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry of dirt.
=
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
=
Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins.
•
If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner.
•
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
=
Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
To reassemble, reverse above procedure.
BLOWER
HOUSING
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
°
Remove cartridge nut.
=
Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering Carburetor. Clean base carefully to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
-
SCREWS
/
Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very
dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.
o
Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner, cover and secure
with knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
PETROLEUM SOLVENTS, SUCH AS
KEROSENE. ARE NOT TO BE USED TO CLEAN THE
CARTRIDGE. THEY MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION OF
THE CARTRIDGE. DO NOT OIL CARTRIDGE. DO NOT
USE PRESSURIZED
AIR TO CLEAN
OR DRY
CARTRIDGE.
AIR SCREEN
DIPSTICK
TUBE
ASSEMBLY
PLUG
COVER KNOB
ENGINE
COOLING
FINS
COVER
"____j
FOEAMLEANER
CARTRIDGE
_..=--.--
NUT
FIG. 18
;APERIDGE
FIG. 17
18
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
i
ir
MUFFLER
CLAMP
inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK
PLUGS
CLAMP_
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
FUEL
(See Fig. 19)
FIG. 19
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season, If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required.
CLEANING
=
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
o
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
=
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
=
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
•
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
•
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.
mmediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
19
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION:
®
oI
o
o
o
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position,
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
(See Fig. 20)
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
°
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
,
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
•
Roll belt off engine pulley.
•
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring.
•
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring.
-
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
Disconnect front iinks from deck by removing retainer
springs.
•
•
position.
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
• out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT. OTHER THAN THE
MOWER ISTO
BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR,
REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
(See Fig. 20)
,,
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
•
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
•
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
FIG. 20
20
m
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 23 and 24)
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE IF
THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS
NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual).
If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
S IDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to "
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is _nits highest
position_
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance"D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown.
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
•
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on
both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
•
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against tru nnion on both front links.
•
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
(See Figs. 21 and 22)
-
Raise mower _o its highest position.
=
Atthe midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A"on
both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"
of each other.
•
If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only.
•
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
•
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8".
•
Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
BOTTOM EDGE
OF MOWER TO
GROUND
MANDREL
FIG. 21
SUSPENSION
ARM
FIG. 23
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
/
LIFT LINK
ADJUSTMENT
NUT
FIG. 22
NUT "E"
NUT "F"_
FRONT LINKS
21
TRUNNION
FIG. 24
=l
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO
REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
WITH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED"
BELT
(See Fig. 25)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools,
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL -
Remove mower from tractor (See 'q'O REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this manual).
•
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
\
NUT"A"
JAMNUT
BELT INSTALLATION •
Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
•
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt
guides.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions,
ARM
FIG. 26
MANDREL
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEYS
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 27)
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
I
•
Remove upper belt keeper.
•
°
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley.
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
IMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS.
FIG. 25
BRAKE
Remove mower (See 'q'o REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual.)
•
MANDREL
PULLEY
TO ADJUST
•
(See Fig. 26)
PULLEY
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
TABS
CLUTCHING
IDLER
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
•
o
KEEPER
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
IDLER
If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn
nut "A" until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam
nut against nut "A".
PULLEY
Ro&d test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center/department.
FIG. 27
22
m
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TRANSAXLE
SHIFTER
LINKAGE
JUSTMENT
(See Figs. 28 and 29)
AND
AD-
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FOR
REPAIRS
(See Fig. 30)
The transaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift fever
is in the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment is
preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed,
proceed as follows:
•
Block up axle securely.
•
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
•
•
Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
Loosen two Iocknuts on tie rod.
•
Repair tire and reassemble.
•
•
Turn center rod until gearshift lever falls into neutral
lock gate on fender console.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.
•
•
Tighten Iocknuts securely.
Replace washers and snap retaining
axle groove.
•
Replace axle cover.
ring securely in
LEVER
WASHERS
LOCKGATE
RETAINING
RING
\
\
FIG. 28
I
AXLE COVER
SQUARE KEY
(REAR WHEEL
A
ONLY)
FIG. 30
_KNUTS
) -c._..
TO START ENGINE
See Fig. 31)
WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
ateexplosivegases. Keep sparks, flame
and
smokingLead-acid
materials batteries
away from
batCAUTION:
generteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
THE OTHER
VEHICLE
MUST
ALSO
BE A 12 VOLT
NEGATIVE
GROUNDED
SYSTEM.
DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
FIG. 29
TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
FRONT
WHEEL
-
•
TOE-IN/CAMBER
•
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor, If damage has occurred to affect the front
wheel toe-in or camber, contact youi" nearest authorized
service center/department.
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE [-) terminal of fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good
CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
23
°
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
__HOOD
HEADLIGHT
ECTOR
Cl
CABLES
FIG. 32
CHARGED
BATTERY
/
POSITIVE TERMINAL
ENGINE
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
(See Fig. 33)
\
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
FIG. 31
=
Raise hood.
=
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill.
=
Replace buib in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
•
With engine not running, move throttle control lever
from slow (,_) to choke (N) position. Slowly move
lever from choke (N) to fast (,_) position.
-
Checkthat holes"A" in governor control lever and hole
in governor plate line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw securely.
AND RELAYS
GOVERNOR
CONTROL LEVER
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.
-
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
=
CONTROL
GOVERNOR
CONTROL PLATE
,\
Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section of this manual.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The
fuse holder is located behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD
(See Fig. 32)
AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
-
Raise hood.
°
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor, Grasp hood at sides, tilttoward
engine and lift off of tractor.
=
/
HOLES"A"
CLAMP
SCREW
To replace, reverse above procedures.
FIG. 33
24
THROTTLE
CABLE
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
(See Fig. 34)
ACCELERATION
TEST -
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
•
In general, turning idle mixture valve in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/
air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving
a richer fuel/air mixture.
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.
IFYOU THINKTHE
ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST
AUTHORIZED
SERVICE
CENTER/
DEPARTMENT,
WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT
AND
EXPERIENCE
TO
MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
AD_ USTM ENTS.
IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE VALVE AND
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING -
•
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.
•
Be sure the throttle control cable is ad iusted properly
(see above).
•
With engine off turn idle mixtu re valve in (clockwise)
closing it finger tight and then turn out (counte rclockwise) 1 full turn.
Move throttle control lever from slow (,t=_) to fast (,€ib)
position.
If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary,
until engine accelerates smoothly.
THROTTLE
LEVER
IDLE SPEED
_
/SCREW
FINAL SETTING •
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engtne running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
•
Move throttle control lever to slow (-g=_)position. With
finger, rotate and hold throttle lever against idle speed
screw. Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
•
While still ho ding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn id e mixture valve in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise)
until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions. Release throttle lever.
IDLE MIXTURE
VALVE
FIG. 34
25
STORAGE
ENGINE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of
the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT
TO PREVENT
GUM
DEPOSITS
=ROM FORMING
IN ESSENTIAL
FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR,
FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING
STORAGE
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE
INDICATES
THAT ALCOHOL
BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL
OR USING ETHANOL
OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION
AND FORMATION
OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE.
ACIDIC
GAS CAN DAMAGE
THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
°
Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this man ual).
•
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped
lightly before painting.
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
•
-
•
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
•
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
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 allowthe stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).
BATTERY
Fully charge the battery for storage.
Drain the fuel tank.
•
paint surfaces; sand
•
•
CYLINDERS
To hetp prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disco nnected and batterycleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
Cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
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
•
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•
If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not
store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.
-
Replace your 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.
°
Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your tractor to rust.
iMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
26
-
=
-
_
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Out ot fuel.
1.
Fill fuel tank.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Engine not =CHOKED" properly.
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7,
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start,
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor. _'efill tank with fresh
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
8.
9.
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
10.
Hard to start
Engine will not turn over
Engine
start
clicks but will not
Loss of power
Excessive
vibration
POINTS
Engine valves out of adjustment.
10.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
8.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
Contact an authorized
1.
2.
3.
4.
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse,
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7,
8.
9.
Depress clutch/brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged widng.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control,
Clean underside of mower housing.
Clean/replace air filter.
Check oil level/change oil.
Clean and regap or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tahk and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor refill tank with fresh
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screen!fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
15.
1.
2.
3,
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel,
Loose/damaged part(s).
1.
2.
3,
27
service center/department.
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire,
Clean engine air screen/fins,
Clean/replace muffler,
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor' in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel,
Tighten loose part(s), Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POINTS
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1.
Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
1.
Check wiring, switches and connections,
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department.
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
1.
2.
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
3.
4.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
5.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
3.
4.
5.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
1.
Obstruction
2.
3.
4.
Worn/damaged mower drive belt,
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel,
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove
Replace
Replace
Replace
1.
2.
3.
4.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place throttle control in "FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Low/uneven tire air pressure,
Worn, bent or loose blade,
BuJtdup of grass, leaves and trash.under mower.
Mower drive belt worn
9.
10.
11.
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
m
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
w
PoOr cut - uneven
i
Mower blades will not _,
rotate
in clutch mechanism
obstruction.
mower drive belt.
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
m
Poor grass discharge
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Check tires for proper air pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
1.
Switch is "OFF".
1.
Turn switch "ON".
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
2.
3.
4.
5,
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
Battery will not charge
1.
2.
Bad battery cell(s).
Poor cable connections.
1.
2,
Replace battery.
Check/clean all conne_ions.
3.
4.
Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
3,
4.
Replace regulator.
Replace alternator.
1.
Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
28
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.256524
SCHEMATIC
RED
BLACK
BATTERY
x
AMMETER
x
RED
i
RED
WHITE
iI RED
I
I
1
I
FUSE 30 AMP.
STARTER
BLACK
i
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDALUP)
SOLENOID
SEAT
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
B
i
CK
I
I
i
O'
, TSu:
I
L
--
BLACK
_l
GROUNDING
CONNECTOR
CLUTCH
(CLUTCH
OFF)
ATTACHMENT
]
O
aLACK
4
IGNITION
UNIT
,ilk,
IF
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t
I
4ml=
11r
SPARK
PLUG
I
BLUE
I
--I
AFTER FIRE SOLENOID
28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
FCHARGtNG SYSTEM DISCONNECTED}
/
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
I
l,
_
RED
i ALTERNATOR
DIODE
ORANGE
_%";,_
S_JE_ROUJPUT_
\
t4 VOLTS
AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM {LIGHTS
BROWN
OFF)
BLACK
_LIGHTS
-
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
--(_--REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
RUN/LIGHT
G+M+L
RUN
START
"MAKE"
NONE
B+L
A+Y
B+L
NONE
B+L÷S
NONE
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING
29
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH
A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THELIGHTSARENOTCONNECTED
TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVETHEIR
OWN ELECTRICALSOURCE
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS
OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH
ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL
BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
ELECTRICAL
7O
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41
4O
26
2O
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REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
15
16
19
20
21
146139
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
109238X
144940
109596X
147688
153664
STD551125
73350400
147430
22
24
25
4152J
4799J
146147
26
28
29
30
31
32
33
36
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
52
70
108824X
4207J
121305X
140301
124211X
141226
109310X
STD601005
140336
109553X
151212
71110408
131563
145673
73640400
121433X
141940
141164
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp
Bolt, Hex Head 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Tube, Plastic, 12"
Case, Battery W/2 Holes W/Brty
Clamp, Hose
Fastener Snap-In
Switch Interlock Push-In
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Harness, Light Socket
(Includes 4152J)
Bulb, Light
Cable, Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, 11"
Cable. Battery, 6 Gauge, Red, W/16
Wire
Fuse, 30 Amp
Cable, Ground, 6 Gauge, Black, 12"
Switch. Plunger
Switch, Ignition
Nut, Ignition
Cover, Key Switch
Key, Ignition
Screw
Bracket, Interlock Switch
Switch, Interlock, Clutch, 4 Terminal
Harness, Ignition
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin. 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal, Red
Solenoid
Nut Keps BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Harness Engine B&S P/L 14 OHV Du HI
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
31
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TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.256524
AND ENCLOSURES
25
53
26
52
57
J
\
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140
4O
6
26
6O
.?
33
10
14
38
34
39
32
26
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
=- MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
151169
140356
17490612
19131216
146077
145206
126471X
147633X010
STD533710
146956
145660
146962
17490608
74180512
16
17
18
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
38
39
40
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
74
140
--
STD541431
144983X574
126938X
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
145198X459
145199
147310X574
139976
145244X574
145243X574
72110610
139886
139887
139977
73800400
19091416
145201
17030814
145202
STD522507
72140606
73680600
150556
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Assembly
Drawbar
Screw, Thd. Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bumper Snap-In
Saddle
Clip Insulator .406 Mtg Hole
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw, Machine, Truss Head
5/16-18 UNC x 3/4
Nut
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut
Grille w/Clips MS-459
Lens, Grille
Fender
Bracket, Fender Support
Footrest, L.H.
Footrest, R.H.
Bolt
Pivot Bracket Assembly, L.H.
Pivot Bracket Assembly, R.H.
Spacer Fender Raised LT
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Spiderlock Hex Hd #8-7/8
Bracket Grille Pickoff RH
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bracket Chassis Front
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions given 'rn U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
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TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER 917.256524
DRIVE
57
19
j/42
89
51
"" ""
. .- _ .:¢...
.
i_l
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27
37
34
46
53
/
29
22
34
26
27
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
145602
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
15
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17490512
141003
76020416
105701X
74550412
STD551125
74490544
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
124236X
130807
127275X
STD523107
151128
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
153399
19131312
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
123205X
STD523715
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle, Peerless, 6 Speed,
Model Number 930-057A
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley, Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw, Thd., Roll. 5/16-18 x 3/4
Lever, Shift
Pin, Cotter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt !/4-28 UNFW/Patch Grade 8
Washer
Bolt Hex Flghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake, Red
Bracket, Transaxle
Keeper, Belt, L.H.
Bolt
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split .395 x .59
Keeper, Belt, Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove, Plastic
Bellcrank Assembly
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
51
52
53
55
56
57
58
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
79
804
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
96
110
112
113
116
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
127274X
140312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
129921
134683
19132012
137057
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
2228M
145090
145092
123782X
19171216
145643
150360
71208
19212016
12000008
139964
124346X
4497H
74760612
19091210
127285X
72110610
DESCRIPTION
Nut Crown Lock 3/8-16 UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 UNC
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, R.H.
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, L.H
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x .1845/.1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Tie Rod
Nut, Lock Center 1/4-28 FNTHD
Bushing, Pivot
Washer
E-Ring
Console, Shift, 6 Speed, N/I gnition
Nut, Self-Threading, Washer Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc Cad
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Strap Torque LT
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck 3/8-16 x 1.25
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
ASSEMBLY
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7
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. 40
43
8
29
36
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
STEERING
- = MODEL NUMBER 917,256524
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
62
63
139768
142033
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
110438X
74011056
73901000
132624
140176
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71100410
127501
109816X
124036X
126847X
136874
19131416
17490612
STD561210
130465
132196
152927
139769
19133808
STD541537
100711L
145054
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
149686
74780616
DESCRIPTION
Steering Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bolt, Hex Head 5/8-11 UNC x 3-1/2
Nut, Lock, Flange 5/8-11 UNC
Pin, Axle 5/8 x 1.55/1.54
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x .062
Washer
Screw Cap Sckt Hd Phos & Oil
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Nyliner, Snap-In
Bracket, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Extension Shaft Steering Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit Steering Asm Service
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x I Gr. 5
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
=- MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
\
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5
21
5
\
\
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
13
14
140123
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
$3"D541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
140552
121246X
121248X
72050411
17
\
23
12
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bolt
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Push-In Hinged
Nut
Spring, Seat
Screw,.Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1
Washer 13/32 x I x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
15
16
17
21
22
23
134300
121250X
123976X
153236
STD541431
74780814
24
25
26
19171912
127018X
STD551150
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC-2A
Nut
Bolt, Hex Head, Fin.
1/2-13 x 7/8 Grade 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Washer, Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
38
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TRACTOR
= - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
DECALS
13
9
3
18
/
7
7
k
18
10 ¸
4
\
2O
11
13
14
17
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140819
150333
150683
150684
133644
150927
150955
128314
137537
4900J
146046
WHEELS
15
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Dash Oper. Instr. Eng P/L
Cap Cnsmr Help Line
Hood, R.H.
Hood, L.H.
Customer Maintenance
Side Panel
Deck Mower EZ3 Dover
Fender, Craftsman
Caution, English
Clutch/Brake, English
V-Belt Drive Schematic
13
14
15
17
18
20
-----
& TIRES
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
4,10
7
/
11
/
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PART
NO.
150678
136832
145245
133179
150685
149516
145247
138311
155151
155152
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
11
--
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Chassis, 6 Speed/42"
Decal, V-Belt Schematic
Pad Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Ins. Hood
Decal Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Fastener Pop In Footrest
Decal, Lift Handle
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
= - MODEL NUMBER 917.256524
ENGINE
3
/
72
62
/
81
4
44
46
'33
31
/
37
P
33
40
23
29
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OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NO.
150600
17720410
150458
4
13
14
15
16
23
29
31
32
33
35
37
38
137352
272293
13280324
13200300
STD551237
150554
137180
109202X
123549X
123487X
17490512
137040
40
44
124028X
17490412
46
62
72
78
81
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17490620
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Engine, B&S, 15.5 Hp Diamond Model
No. 28N707, Type No. 0173-01
Muffler
Gasket, Exhaust
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3
Elbow, Standard 90 °, 3/8-18 NPT
Washer
Shield, Heat
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Tank, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Tyt
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
_Order From Engine Manufacturer)
ushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd., Roll.
1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Screw, Hex Cap Head 5/16-18 x 3/4
Screw, Thd., Roll. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
LIFT
7
8
,
10
49
5
30
//ii
13
2
4
6
6
11
5
13
2O
i
15
19
32
42
/_
161718
2O
20
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
MOWER LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
136973
145117
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
122512X
139865
139866
STD624008
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
49
139868
STD624008
110807X
19131016
2876H
76020308
126971X
73350600
138057
150233
140302
73540600
145212
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Gauge
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Spring
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13 UNC
Trunnion
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert
1/2-13 UNC
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Retainer Spring
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Spring
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x !/2
Rod, Adjust, Lift
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Knob, Infinite Height Adjustment
Trunnion Infin. Height
Bearing, Pvt, Lift Spherical
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Nut Hex Flange Lock
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
-- MODEL NUMBER 917.256524,
DECK
76
40_,_37
105
102
52
34
33
32
31
106
1
21 22
.116
113 111
_
,
114
_/3
24
\
2
16
•
118._
28
_
29
27
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.256524-
DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
144393
STD533107
138017
138440
STD624008
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
43
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
128774
110485X
140329
72110610
72140505
132827
136888
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968
19111016
131491
138776
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD541437
133551
140083
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
133940
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Spring, Torsion Brakes
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8-16 UNC x 1.44
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Trunnion, Adj.
Washer Sintered
Keeper Belt Idler Fixed
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH.
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel R.H.
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shou der
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
Bracket
Washer Felt
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
145411
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
-Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key Nos. 101-106
and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
Mower Housing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 6)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 X 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol Hex Head Zinc Mwr
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
54
55
56
58
59
67
68
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
121
128
--
45
133943
140084
122052X
140086
141043
149846
14420O
142427
131870
127847
121748X
12000029
128903
127845
145132
127498
153701
73350600
142028
120958X
144394
72140618
STD541437
136420
71161010
19061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
140353
132262
17490512
73510500
72110504
137644
133957
73930600
19121414
143723
153390
130794
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTORPEERLESS
68
TRANSAXLE
- MODEL
- MODEL NUMBER 917.256524
NUMBER
930-057A
34
35
31
/
49
6
77
76
83
5
18
31
35
29
.53
23
65
4
69
31
1
34
33
11
69
56
47
57
58
/
13
43
.150
46
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
PEERLESS
REF PART
NO, NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8A
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
17
18
20
21
22
23
25
772108A
780086
770102A
776260
776219B
778139
778136
792136A
792047
784352
784355
778229
778113A
778221
778068
778260
786139
786102
792077
792078
792079
788061
792073
26
792125
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
792035
788040
780072
780108
780001
792001
788095
780105A
780118A
790003'
790007
799021
786026
792076A
790079
792073
42A 792085A
TRANSAXLE
= MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.256524
930-057A
REF PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Transaxle
Bearing, Needle
Case, Transaxle
Shaft, Counter
Shaft and Pinion Assembly, Output
Gear, Output, 35 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth, Steel
Key, Shift
Key, Woodruff
Collar, Shifter
Rod and Fork Assembly, Shift
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
Bevel Pinion, Input
Gear, Bevel, 16 Teeth
Gear, Bevel Pinion
Gear, Ring
Pin, Drive
Spacer, Neutral
Ball, Steel 5/16" diameter
Set Screw 3/8-16 x 3/8
Spring
Ring, Seal
Screw, Flanged Hex Head Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 1-1/4
Ring, Retainer
(4 Required, Package of 2)
Ring, Retainer
Ring, Retainer
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
Washer
"O" Ring
Seal, Square Cut
Bushing, Flanged
Bushing, Flanged
Disk, Brake
Plate, Brake Pad
Pad, Brake (Package of 2)
Pin, Dowel
Washer, Fiat
Lever, Brake
Screw, Flanged Hex Head, Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 1-1/4
Screw 1/4-20 x 2-1/4
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
72A
76
77
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778215
778125
778124A
778123A
778122A
778273
778230
778151
778126A
778127A
778128A
778163
780109
776135
776315A
786116A
780051
786118
788069
792165
788091
780090
788078A
79
81
792144
786081
82
83
90
103
104
150
786082
786t23
788067B
792166
792167
510334
DESCRIPTION
Locknut 5/16-24
Holder, Brake Pad
Spacer
Bracket, Brake Lever
Axle 11-5/16" long
Axle 16-t/2" long
Gear, Spur, 37 Teeth, Steel (1.)
Gear, Spur, 35 Teeth (2-)
Gear, Spur, 30 Teeth (3.)
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth (4.)
Gear, Spur, 22 Teeth (5-)
Gear, Spur, 19 Teeth, Steel (6.)
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth, Steel (1.)
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth (2-)
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth [3)
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth (4)
Gear. Spur, 28 Teeth (5)
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth (6,)
Washer, Thrust
Shaft, Input
Shaft, Brake, 4 Keyed
Plug
Washer, Thrust
Spacer
Square Cut Ring
Plug, Threaded 9/16-18
"O" Ring
Washer, Thrust
Ring, Retaining, Inverted
(Package of 2)
Spring, Brake
Chain, Roller
(Number 41 Chain 24 Links)
Sprocket, 9 Teeth (Reverse)
Sprocket, 18 Teeth (Reverse)
Grease, Bentonite, 32 Ounce Bottle
Screw 1/4-20 x2
Locknut 1/4-20
Gasket Eliminator (Loctite #515)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
Parts must be ordered from Tecumseh Products Co.
47
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
-- MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
230
_614
230
@
_34A
I 227
337
362
238
r
_t_REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL, SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
3°@
1022
7
52
166
1022
b,
45
1034
305
1029
294
1023
1026
48
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL
NUMBER
28N707,
917.256524
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
m
741
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
KIT
i
137
611
52
164
127
138 (_
_123
REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
142
105
__=_
:=_____
49
947
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
917.256524
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
=
3
20
634A
842
524
868 868A
467
171 _
358 GASKET SET
O
138
137
977 CARBURETOR
GASKET
SET
668
304
78
1044
305_
75
468
465
1006
L
334
_188
851
729_
5O
535
REPAIR PARTS
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
ENGINE
NUMBER
- MODEL
917.256524
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
663
877
187
601
309.
783
801
1090
311
803
544
51
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
18
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
496412
399265
391086
495858
272614
495735
27803
94621
281246
271916
271997
271996
94728
94239
495162
94196
494238
291675
94624
492326
222698
495860
495977
495978
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
260924
299691
391286
494504
495490
32
32A
33
34
35
37
40
45
46
51
94695
94648
495856
495857
262811
224502
224641
262411
496884
272465
52
272569
53
75
78
94637
224061
94832
ENGINE
- =MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, Cylinder
*Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
*** Gasket, Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
* Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Sems
Tube, Breather
"Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .015"
- Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover, .009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Timing Gear Key
Base, Engine
* Seal, Oil
Screw, Sems, Base Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard Size
Piston Assembly, .010" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .020" Oversize
Piston Assembly, .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston, .010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, .030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assy., Piston, Standard Size
Pin Assy., Piston, .005" Oversize
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod Assembly, Connecting,
.020" Undersize Crankpin Bore
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-57/64
Screw, Hex Washer Head, 1-5/8
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer. Valve Spring
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
.... Gasket, Carburetor (Carburetor to
Elbow) (Also Included in Gasket
Set, Part Number 495993)
*** Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
Stud, Carburetor Mounting
Washer, Spring
Screw. Pan Head
917.256524
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
0173-01
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
95
98
104
105
106
108
117
118
121
123
125
127
130
131
133
137
138
141
142
147
164
166
171
187
188
192
201
209
216
219
222
224
225
227
230
232
238
240
265
284
Screw, Throttle
Screw, Idle Speed
Pin, Float Hinge
Valve Float
Seat, Inlet Valve
Valve, Choke
Jet, Needle Valve
Valve, Needle
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
Plug, Welch (Sold in Kit Only)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Float, Carburetor
Gasket, Float Bowl
Washer, Bowl
Shaft and Lever, Choke
Nozzle, Carburetor
Pilot, Jet
Elbow, Carburetor
Stud, Rocker Arm
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Line, Fuel (11" Long, Cut to Suit)
Screw, Sems
Screw Assembly, Rocker Arm
Link, Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Gear, Governor
Plate, Governor Control
Screw, Seres, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Crank
Spring, Governor Link
Cap, Valve
Filter, Fuel (In Fuel Line)
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Hex Head
94098
495800
231789
231855
231854
224540
231858
495932
498116
94616
498051
-- 224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
495931
231859
497472
214047
94555
281051
393815
94627
492160
262767
260695
262766
490815
495611
94729
495157
493935
94742
262785
262836
394358
221535
94704
Included in Gasket Set (495993)
**
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
....
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE:
52
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
284A 94073
294 810068
304 496280
305_ 94786
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
346
356
358
363
383
423
445
455
467
468
474
482
510
523
524
525
535
537
544
552
562
592
601
611
614
618
634
634A
634B
635
646
657
663
668
718
726
225020
94386
497595
497602
497608
495859
93381
491055
93705
497708
495993
19203
89838
94073
493909
222561
493903
494439
393474
93621
497606
495230
68838
496113
272403
281106
497603
231597
92613
231082
93053
493496
93306
262803
281168
491323
281167
280872
224546
93496
94620
280848
230192
392134
727 490324
728 94627
729 281390
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.256524
ENGINE - MODEL
NUMBER
28N707,
TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Set
Housing, Blower
Screw, Hex, Head,
Blower Housing Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Cylinder Shield
Motor, Starter
Bolt, Thru
Brush Set
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Sems, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark
Screw, Hex Head
Wire Assembly
Gasket Set
Puller, Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Screw, Sems
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator
Screw, Sems
Drive. Starter
Cap and Dipstick, Oil Filler
" Seal, FillerTube
Tube, Oil Filler
Element, Filter
* O-Ring, Air Cleaner
Armature, Starter
Bushing, Governor Crank
Bolt, Carriage
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Elbow, Fuel Pipe
Pin, Cotter
Spring, Choke Return
** Seal, Choke Shaft
* Seal, Governor
** Washer, Throttle Shaft
Boot, Spark Plug
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Sems
Screw, Self-Tapping
Spacer
Pin, Dowel
Gear, Ring
(Includes Mounting Hardware)
Cover, Starter
Screw, Hex Head
Clip, Wire
729A
741
757
758
759
761
783
801
802
803
842
847
851
868
868A
871
872
875
877
947
965
975
977
987
1005
1006
1019
1022
1023
1026
1029
1033
1034
1044
1054
1058
1090
225 t70
262932
213998
399891
298909
94593
280104
394856
497605
497604
270920
496415
224110
494435
272610
262835
281361
495862
393456
497157
94010
495933
494385
281166
281400
224413
496758
272475
224552
494432
495136
224554
495992
495248
94673
270723
272623
497607
RPM Settings:
0173-01
DESCRIPTION
Retainer, Wire
Gear, Timing
Link, Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin, Counterweight
Screw, Counterweight
Gear, Starter
Cap; Drive
Cap, End
Housing, Starter
* Seal Oil Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, Ignition Cable
*** Seal Assembly, Valve
*** Gasket, Valve
Bushing, Guide (Intake & Exhaust)
Cover, Air Cleaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector Assembly
Solenoid
Nut, Hex
Bowl Assembly, Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket Set
** Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Label Kit
*** Gasket, Cover
Cover, Rocker Arm
Rod, Push, Intake
Rod, Push, Exhaust
Arm, Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide Assembly, Push Rod
Screw, Hex Head
Tie, Cable
Manual, Owner's
Retainer, Brush
Low: 1650-1850,
High: 3200-3400
Included in Gasket Set (495993)
**
Included in Carburetor Kit (497535)
***
Included in both Gasket Set (495993) and
Valve Overhaul Kit (495992)
....
Included in Gasket Set (495993), Carburetor Kit
(497535) and Carburetor Gasket Set (494385)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
NOTES
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HiLL
SIGHTING
Ill
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WiTH
SKY LiNE OR TREE.
15 ° MAX.
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not !
greater than 150), never across the face, Make turns gradu- J
ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme J
caution when changing direction on slopes.
CRAFTSMAN
+
OWNER'S
MANUAL
15.5 HP IC
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
.........
LAWN TRACTOR
MODEL NO.
917.256524
Each tractor has its own model number.
its own model number.
Each engine has
The model number for your tractor will be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The model number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores.
IF YOU NEED
REPAIR SERVICE
OR PARTS:
FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL
THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER!
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
° PRODUCT-
1-800-4-REPAIR
TRACTOR
', MODEL NUMBER - 917.256524
(1-800-473-7247)
• ENGINE MODEL NO. - 28N707, TYPE NO. 0173-01
FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS
INFORMATION AND
ORDERING, CALL TH!S
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
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HOT LINE, CALL THIS
TOLL FREE NUMBER:
• PART NUMBER
= PART DESCRIPTION
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Sears trained technicians..,
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technicians
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1-800-659-5917
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08.16.96
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