Craftsman EZ3 917.270670 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
(RRFTSMAN
16 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
£Z
Model No
917.270670
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
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CAUTION:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
this equipment.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
1-800-659-5917
Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty ...............................................
2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 5
Assembly ..............................................
7
Operation ............................................
10
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 16
Service and Adjustments .................... 20
Storage ...............................................
27
Trou_eshooting
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Repair Pa_s ........................................
32
Parts O_ering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding, quipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty
service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this
product is in the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines
the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip
charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
To locate the nearest sears service center or to schedule in-home warranty service,
simply contact sears at 1-800-4-my-home
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years end above, are involved in a
large percentage of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves and others from serious
injury.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
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can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on
it, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Unever'
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starling or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before
andwhenbacking,
lookbehind
anddownforsmallchildren.
• Never
carrychildren.
Theymayfalloff
andbeseriously
injured
or interfere
withsafemachine
operation.
• Neverallowchildren
tooperate
the
machine.
• Useextracarewhenapproaching
blind
corners,
shrubs,
trees,orotherobjects
thatmayobscure
vision.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components ere subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Never retuel the machine )ndoors.
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.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles,
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
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_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!!F BECOMEAWARE!H YOUR
_FETY IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting,
adjusting or making repairs always
disconnect spark plug wire and place wire
'_ere it cannot contact spark plug.
CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
ANDTYPE:
1.25 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32°F
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
3.0 PINTS
31LCAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION RC12YC
GAP: .030")
!ALVE
INTAKE: .003"-.005"
.3LEARANCE:
EXHAUST:.O05"-.007"
3ROUND SPEEDFORWARD:
MPH):
1sT
1.1
2ND
1.4
3RD
2.2
4 TM
3.4
5 TM
4.3
6 TM
5.5
REVERSE: 1.7
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with th_
ground and cause you to lose control of
_UWrtractor.
ARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center. We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Sears Repair Agreement iS available
on this product. Contact your nearest
Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brush.3HARGING
3 AMPS BATTERY
covered or grass-covered land unless the
_YSTEM:
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
3A'I-rERY:
AMP/HR:
25
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
MIN, CCA: 190
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
CASE SIZE: U1R
used, it should be maintained in effective
3LADE BOLT
27-35 FT. LBS.
working order by the operator.
I'ORQUE:
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
California Public Resources Code). Other
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark
designed, engineered and manufactured
arrester for the muffler is available
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service Center (See REPAIR PARTS
5 section of this manual).
FIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR:
12 PSI
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Fiat Washer
°t
(1) Lockwasher
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
_
(1) Locknut
5/16-1a _
Steering
Extension
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
'__-_
318
Steering
Boot
Shaft
Seat
f
(_
t_(1)
17/32 x(1) Washer
1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
Keys
Video
Slope
(2) Keys
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
Sheet
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts 14
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette b_
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR
ASSEMBLY
' _3/8
Hex Bolt
_
Insert
A socket wrench set will make assembly
_3/8
Lock Wa._
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
. '_'_Large
F
Washe
,:12.
ijStea,og,
Steering Wheel !_:,
/_Tabs
Adapler_
i,1.-_Extension Sha
FROM
• Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
• 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.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
sect,ire.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steerng wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5/16 Locknut ,/''_
";_''1
_5/16
_ex
E
Lower
SteeriP,g /
Shaft
",
_
"" -,
_
,"
!
Tab
Slol
• Position steering wheel so cross b
are horizontal (left to right) and slk
inside boot and onto adapter.
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 le_
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into ce
of steering wheet.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remow
staples in skid that may puncture tir_
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOI
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift seat pan to raised postion and
open battery box door.
• If this batten] is put into service aft,
month and year indicated on label
bel located between terminals) ch;
battery for minimum of one hour at
10 amps. (See "BATTERY" in MAIIX
NANCE section of this manual for
charging structions.)
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
Seat
Terminal
Batter
Door
INSTALL
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
• Remove adjustment knob and fiat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position and
sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down,
• Get off seat without moving its adjusted
position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Shoulder
Seat
Seat Pan J_p-"-_-'_
so,t
/
',
_ _
\\
Adjustment
Knob
• 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 forward Off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor,
TO DRIVE
TRACTOR
OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_,WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF' position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor from
the skid.
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
CHECK FOR PROPER
OF ALL BELTS
(If previously removed)
• 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.
_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching mulcher plate and
allow it to rest on plate while in operation.
/
/
Deflector F_
Shield---_-
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade ddve
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your
tractor, check to see that the brake is
properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
/CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND
SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PRODUCT.
Mulcher
Plate
,
PLEASE REVIEWTHE
CHECKLIST:
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISCHARGING
OR
TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK
FOLLOWING
,/All assembly instructions have been
completed.
,/No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
,I Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear
for
best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower is now ready
for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK
POSITION
DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be propedy leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
,/Engine oil is at proper level.
#" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
Thesesymbols
mayappear
onyourtractororinliterature
supplied
withtheproduct.
Learnandunderstand
theirmeaning,
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
_r_'l R N
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
_(_
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
tGNITION
FORWARD
FAST
SLOW
tl _
L
MOWER
L_FT
H
L
c®)_I
HIGH
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Light Switch
Attachment
Clutch
Ignition Switch
Lift
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
Adjustment
'a_ing
Gearshift
Brake Lever
Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
NationalStandardslnstitute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck
or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting
and stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lift lever when
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on
end off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position,
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROLUsed
for starting and controlling engine speed.
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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 spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure. Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Throttle
I Brake
"Engaged"
Position
Clutch/
Lever
"Disengaged"
Position
Position
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES • TO stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE; Failure to move throttle control to
slow 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.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT; Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
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.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'I'FLE
CONTROL
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever,
• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
• Slowly release clutch/breke 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.
TO ADJUST MOWER cu'n'ING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
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
12 mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION: De not operate the
mower without either the entire grass
catcher, on mowers so equipped, or
the deflector shield in place.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Tow only the attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
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• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
A'rrACHMENTS
Attachemnt
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• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement
• To restart movement, srowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
:_- _.
Disengaged.....
Posrtion
• 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 Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
Position
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Deflector
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_l, CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15" and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
Dipstick
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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.
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.
f_eCAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
r neck, Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START
• Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts.
Do not run starter continuously for
more than fifteen seconds per minute.
If the engine does not start after
several attempts, move throttle control
to fast position, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
• When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute
using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
• When engine starts, allow engine to
run with the throttle control in the
choke position until the engine runs
roughly, then move throttle control 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.
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.
ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, th_
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this lime the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
• Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings, Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
FiLL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
Ch_k
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Check
Operator
Inter/OCk
SystemsPcesence and
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Check for Loose Fasteners
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Sharpen/Replace
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Lubrication
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Check Batlery Level
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Brake Operation
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Mower Btades
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Clean Battery and Terminals
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Check Transaxle COOling
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Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
Ks
Ad)ust MOt.0n Drive Belt(s) Tension
CheCk Engine Oil Level
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Change Engine Oil
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Clean Air Filter
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Clean Air Screen
K2
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Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
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Replace Oil Filte_ (g equipped)
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Clean Engine COOling Fins
K2
Replace Spark Plug
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Replace Air Filter Paper Cadr*dge
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Replace Fuel Filter
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
• Check engine oil level.
• Check brake operation.
• Check tire pressure.
• Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
Zerk
_Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
CHART
- _ Spindle
Zerk
Beanng Ze_
_SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL
_GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
®REFER TO Maintenance "ENGINE" SECTION
IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the pivot
points which have special nylon bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract dust and dirt
that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be
lubricated, use only a dry, powdered
graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
Always
observe
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer ant
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is Grade 5 heat
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
Trailing Edge Up
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Blade Center ._
Hole
safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manuat).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or
insect control chemicals which can
harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Lock
_-_-Hex Bolt (Grade)"_ •
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by sixlines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a
file or on a grinding wheel. Do not
attempt to sharpen while on the
mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a
cone balancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain
in a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
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Center Hole
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Your tractor has a battery charging
system which is sufficient for normal use.
However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent ho_es open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free, Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starling in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in 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.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation 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.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change, All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill,
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick.
BA'n'ERY
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of did
and chaff which can restrict cooling,
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Dipstick
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
SAE VISCOSITy
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Plug
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
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ENGINE
COOLING
FINS
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.
• Cover oil flit opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
• Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
• TO reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
Screws _
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartridge.
• 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 eadddge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or
dry cartridge.
Cover Knob _"
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Blower Housing Screws
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Foam___:Pre-Cleaner
Assembly
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Paper
Cartridge
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MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
_Spark
Engine Cooling Fins _
Plug
AIR FILTER
SPARK PLUGS
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE.CLEANER
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"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
•
•
•
•
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cadridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged, replace precleaner.
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover end secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
C_e,_ ---q) _-_"-" Fuel Filter_
• Remove cartridge nut.
• Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor. Clean
base carefully to prevent debris from
entering carburetor.
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Clamp
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels
free of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose 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.
_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place
gearshift lever
in neutral
(N position. position.
Place attachment
clutch
in "DISENGAGED
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving pads 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
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms, Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring onto square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
• 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
removaJ instructions.
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Small Retainer Spring
Suspension Arms
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Square Hole
Clutch
Anti-Swa
prings
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Large Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Ad ust the mower while tractor is parked
on evel ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECfFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the 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" o1 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
• 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 1/8" to 1/2" 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 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Mandrel
Bottom edge of
mower to
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
ground _
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LiftLink
Suspension Arm
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Adjustment Nut
Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
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-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
Front Links
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TO REPLACE
DRIVE BELT
MOWER
BLADE
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 "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
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,
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary. If stopping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary, Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department,
With Parking
Brake "Engaged"
Mandrel
Pulley_
TO REPLACE
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Pulley
TO ADJUST
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.
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• 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.
EnginePulley-
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
Clutchingldler j
Stationary idler
Transaxle
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TRANSAXLE
GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The trensaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel
• Position the gear shift lever in the
neutrar (N) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional crearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and
prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire
sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washer
Retainin
Axle
Cover
I
Square Key "1_
(Rear Wheel Only)
Neutral Lock Gate
TO START
BATrERY
Adjustment
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
STEERING
Bolt
WHEEL
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 your nearest
authorized service center/department.
WHEEL
WITH A WEAK
_CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES • Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
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.
TO REMOVE
ENGINE
FOR REPAIRS
• Brock up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER • BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
23
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Keps_
Nut
Hex
Positive (Red) Cable
TO REPLACE
ged
Battery
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BATTERY
CAUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and nut. Tighten securely.
• Close battery box door.
Bolt
_.<_
Negative
Cable
HEADLIGHT
(Black)
BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE
FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
.//,Hood
"
Battery
Door
24
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If
adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke
position. Slowly move lever from
choke to fast position.
• Check that 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.
Governor
Governor
Control Lever
Control Plate
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission, it is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adiustment 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.
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
adjusted properly (see above).
FINAL SETTING
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Move throttle control lever to slow
position. With finger, rotate and hold
throttle lever against idle speed screw.
Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750
RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then
counterclockwise
until engine runs
rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions. Release
throttle lever.
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ACCELERATION TEST
• Move throttle oontrol lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out
(counter-clockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust--damage
may result.
IMPORTANT; Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed, overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous, if you think the
engine-governed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center, which has proper
equipment to make any necessary
adjustments.
Idle Speed
Screw
Throttle
Lever
Idle Mixture
ValveWith
Limiter
26
Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
CAUTION: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all did, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BAI-rERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY
AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUELSYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that alcohol
blended fuels 9called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moistur_
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• 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 allow the 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 Maintenance section of this manual),
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• 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.
27
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
i
CORRECTION
Out of fuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
•
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
•
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustmenl
° Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
• Recharge or replace
battery.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
• Check all wiring.
, See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
"
•
•
Hard to start
Fill fueltank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
• Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
Bad spark plug.
• Replace spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
* Clean/replace air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
• Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
Loose or damaged wiring.
• Check all wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment, • See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
Engine valves out of
Contact an
adjustment.
authorized service center/
department.
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Enginewill not
turn over
•
•
•
•
Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
Attachment clutch is
engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
28
•
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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
Engineclicks
willnot start
CAUSE
but
Loss of power
CORRECTION
•
•
•
•
Weak or dead battery,
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals,
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter,
•
Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
Throttle in"CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil leveVdirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
•
Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
•
•
Spark plug wire loose.
•
•
•
•
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
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 tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
. Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/fins.
• Clean/replace muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor" ir
Service Adjustments section.
Contact an authorized
service center/department.
•
Worn, bent or loose blade.
•
•
•
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged part(s).
•
•
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
•
Dirty fuel filter,
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
•
Excessive
vibration
Engine continues
to run
when operator
leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
•
29
•
•
Replace
Tighten
Replace
Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact an eutho
rized service center/
department.
I HUUBLESHOOTIN(
;CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
I
!Poor cut - uneven
•Worn,
•
•
Remove obstruction.
•
Replace mower drive belt.
•
•
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
Engine speed too slow.
•
•
•
Travel speed too fast.
Wet grass.
•
•
•
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air pressur_
•
•
,
Worn, bent or loose blade.
•
•
•
•
•
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly installed.
•
Improper blades used.
•
•
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
•
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
Level mower deck.
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
•
•
•
•
Switch is "OFF'.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faultylight switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
•
Blown fuse.
• Turn switch "ON".
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/replace light switch.
• Check wiring and connec
tions.
Replace fuse.
i,
Engine
"backfires"
when
turning engine
"OFF"
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent hores.
Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
•
Poor grass
discharge
Battery will not
charge
•
•
•
•
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
bentorlooseblade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
•
•
!Mower blades will
not rotate
CORRECTION
•
•
•
•
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable connections.
• Faulty regulator (if so
equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator.
• Engine throttle control
not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds
before stopping engine.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
3O
• Replace alternator.
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SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
AMMETER
FUSE
i
i
STARTER
(OPTIONAL)
',
I
SOLENOlO
_fJ
WHI_TE
BLACK
B A¢
(NOT OCCUPIED)
SEAT SWITCH
_
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)
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ATT'MENT CLUTCH
BLACK (CLUTCH
L
_
R
N _1
G OU D NG
l
(OPTIONAL)
FUEL =
BL_CK "_4
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i
q
_HAR_iN
3 AMP
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
--
--
OP_G
IGNITION
UNIT
_ S¥ STEM OUTPUT
PLUG
SPARK
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL, ENGINES}
2S VCL TS AC MiN
_Ckf ARGING
_
LIAGHTIN_
sY _T_M OUTPUT
s M ¢O_OORPM
DODE
shown
SPEED.
AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM, AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED
UP, THE LIGHTS
SWITCH
WIRING
'
INSULATED
i ALTERNATOR
_ll_
_
HEADLIGHTS
_
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
_
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
WILL
BECOMEOF THEIR
BRIGHTEST,
SERVICING
UNIT, THEY
SHOULD
PROPERLY
SECURE YOUR WIRING,
31
'
_'_
BRIGHTNESS
OF THE LIGHTS
WILL
CHANGE
WITH THE
ENGINE
BECAUSE
OF THIS,
iGNITION
DI_ONNECTEDI
I
CONNECTED
TO THE
BAT[ERY,
BUT HAVE THEIR
THE UGHTS
ARE NOT
OWN ELECTRICAL
SOURCE
)
O *#_O0 RpM
SYSTEM
[
YOUR
/t_l_Ti3_]_-_)
_
D_ @ 38OO RpM
EQUIPPED
WITH A
SPECIAL
TRACTOR
IS
ClAL
ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM
/_
-_
WERE REMOVED
FOR
BE REPLACED
TO
/7
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ELECTRICAL
25
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
70
PART
NO.
144925
74760412
156417
153664
166192
4152J
4799J
146147
166190
73510400
4207J
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110409
131563
145673
121433X
141940
170243
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch, Interlock Push-_n
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 15AMP
Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch lgn
Key Ign Molded Craltsman
Harnesslgn
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Harness Engine B&S
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
give in U.S. inches
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
2921_
28
p
12
53
55
57
208_
\
54
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_3
6O
/
3
2O8
74
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
17
18
25
26
26
29
30
31
37
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
206
207
208
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PART
NO.
169830
169061
17060612
155272
168337X013
STD533710
155927
145660
169117
144983X558
126938X
19131312
STD541437
166271X558
155217X599
164915X558
139976
17490508
73800400
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
STD533707
154798
STD541437
165867
154966
154207
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash.
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
PaneI, Dash, L.H.
Clip Tinnerman Grille P/L
PaneI, Asm. SLKSCR Dash R.H.
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut, Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 UNC
Gdlle w/Clips
Lens, Gdlle
Fender
Bracket, Fender Suppod
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Nut Lock w/Insert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grille Pickoff LH
Screw Hex WSHD 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket G r/Be Pickoff RPI
Bolt, Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x .75
Bo6 Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC
Dash Lower STLT
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
BOltShoulder 5/16-18 TT
Screw Thdrol 5/5-18 x 1/2
ScrewThdro13/8-16x1/2
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
give in U.S. inches
TRACTOR
- - MODELNUMBER
917.270670
GROUND
DRIVE
5
72
116
37
36
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
PART
NO,
....
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165866
STD561210
105701X
74550412
10040400
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
130807
127275X
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
72110622
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
STD523712
130801
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transax_e (See Breakdown)
Peedess 206-545C
Spring Return Brake T/a Zinc
Pulley Transaxle 18/20" tires
RingRetainer#51CO-62
StrapTorque30Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
RodShifterPenderSTLT
PinCotterl/SxlCad
WasherPlateShf388SqHole
Boltl/4-28unfGr8W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
NutLockHexw/Ins5/16-18UNC
Bolt Fin Rex 3/8-16unc x 1 Gr,5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins, 3/8-16 Uric
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds BIk
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
NutHexJam3/8-t6Unc
Spring Rod Brake 2 OOZinc
Washer13/32x13/16xt6Ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 Cad
RodBrake Parking Lt/Yt
CapBrakeParking
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
KeeperBeltLRLT14Ga
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Beadng Nylon BIk 629 Id
Washer21/32
x 1 x 16 Ga
Pin Roll 3/16 x 1"
Pulley Idler Fiat
Bolt Rdhd 3/8-16unc x 2-3/4 Gr.5
Spacer Split 395 x 59 Bzp
Keeper Beg ldter
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pulley Idler
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Dry STL
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
NutCrownlock
3/8-16UNC
NutCrownLock5/16-18
Link Clutch 7 66
Spdng Return Clutch 6 75
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1-1/4
V-BeltGdDdve
PART
NO.
58 127274X
59 169691
61 17060612
62 8883R
63 140186
64 71170764
65 STD551143
66 154778
70 134683
72 19132012
74 137957
75 121749X
76 STD581075
77 123583X
78 121748X
79 2228M
80 131486
81 165594
82 165711
83 19171216
B4 166229
85 150360
89 158391X428
90 124346X
96 4497H
11219091210
113 127255X
116 72110610
145 74490540
150 165850
151 19133210
156 166062
158 165589
159 165494
160 19292016
161 72140406
162 73680400
163 74760416
164 19091010
165 165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
170 165849
197 169613
198 169593
202 72110612
204 17060516
NOTE:
37
DESCRIPTION
Keeper Belt RH LT Pnt/zinc 16g
Keeper Belt Centerspan
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover Pedal BIk Round
Pulley Eng Cl Mech 38deg LT/YT
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lock Hvy R1¢1Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Mower Drive RH
Washer 13/92 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
E-ring#5133-75
Key Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16ga
Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring, Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Console, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Threading, Washer Hd 1
Retainer Ring 1"
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
Strap Torque
Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18Gr.5
Bushing
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1 .125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 U NC
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 UNC x 1 Gr,5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8" ID
Washer Nyl 7/81B x .165"
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr,5
Screw 5/19-18 x 1 SngmlTap/R
All component dimensions give _nU.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
STEERING ASSEMBLY
'
_
3a
_-
3g
_
41
42
I
40
38
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1 139768
Steedng Wheel
2 154427
Front Axle AsSembly
3 156483
Spindle ASSembly, L,H.
4 157473
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
5 6L_6H
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
6 121748X
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
7 19272016
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
8 12000029
Ring, Klip
9 3366R
Bearing, Stee ring Column
10 169832
Link, Drag
11 STD551137
Washer, Lock
13 136518
Spacer, Bearing, FrontAxle
15 145212
Nut Lock Hex Flange
17 156546
Shaft Assembly, Steering
18 57079
Washer, Thrust .815 x ,750 x .033
19 160395
Suppod, Shaft
22 165857
Screw Hex WSH HDTOrX
23 165851
Piftman Shaft Assembly
25 154406
Bracket, Steering
26 126847x
Bushing, Link, Drag
27 136874
Gear. Sector
28 19131416
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x16 Gauge
29 17060612
Screw 3/8-16x3/4
30 STD561210
Pin
32 130465
Rod,Tie
36 155099
Bushing, Steering
37 152927
Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
38 139769
Cap Wheel Steer OPP BIk
39 19133812
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
40 STD541537
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF
41 100711L
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
42 145054X428
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
43 121749X
Washer 25/32xl-1/4x16Gauge
44 153720
Extension Steering Non-Adjust
46 121232X
Cap, Spindle
47 6855M
Fitting, Grease
51 STD541431
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
54 74780520
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
62 167902
Kit, Steering Assembly, Service
63 STD523710
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x 1 Gr. 5
65 160367
Spacer Brace Axle
66 154404
Beadng Arm Piftman
67 72110618
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
68 169827
Brace Axle
79 19132012
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
80 74950612
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
82 169835
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
85 133835
Fastener Christmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given it1U,S, inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
ENGINE
:]
81
13
4
38
78
45
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.270670
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
13
14
16
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
62
72
78
81
PART
NO.
162157
17720410
........
137352
165291
13280324
13800300
STD551237
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
137040
......
124028X
17490412
17060612
19091416
STD551131
71070512
17060620
128861
NOTE: All component
DESCRIPTION
Control Throffle/Choke
ScrewHexThdCutl/4-2Ox5/8T
Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model 310707-0136-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 813 Id Tin Plated
Nipple Pipe 3/8 Npt X 3"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield BRN/DBRGuard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
ClampHoseBIk
Line Fuel20'
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Bushing Snap Nyi BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Washer Lock Hvy Hicl Spr 5/16
ScrewHexhdCap
5/16-18x3/4
Screw 3/8-16x1-1/4
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO.
140122
140551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD341437
124181X
17000616
19131614
155925
166369
121246X
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat 3350 BIk/blk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16uric X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/6-16 Uric
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1 -1/2
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
PART
NO.
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
DESCRIPTION
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn I 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-16 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
given in U,S, inches
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
DECALS
4
10
2
11
11
13
14
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
PART
NO.
156368
171760
171696
171697
165404
133644
166887
163204
156439
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Oper. Instr.
Decal, Rep4cmnt
Decal, Hood Rh
Decal, Hood Lh
Decal, Hp Engine
Decal, Maint Customer Sears Dora
Decal, Deck Mower EZ3
Decal, Fender Craftsman
DecaLFenderDanger
11
12
13
14
20
- - - - • -
WHEELS & TIRES
6
PART
NO.
163207
1,_Y346
163252
160396
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
172082
172083
KEY
NO.
/
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
- -
3,9
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
106268X
7152J
104757X
144334
NOTE:
43
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Fender
Decal, V-belt Dr Sch
Decal, Dash, Panel
Decal, V-belt Schematic
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Cap Value Tire
Stem Va_ue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Beadng Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R TS 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 0O
Sealant, Tire (10 oz, tube)
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
LIFT ASSEMBLY
3
13
2
11__
12
6
20
_
44
20
15
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO,
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
167253
73350800
130171
73600600
139868
163552
140302
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift RH
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Beadng Nylong
Gdp Handle Fluted
ButtonPlungerRead
Link Asm Lift L,H.
Link Asm Lift R.H,
Retainer Sphng
Link Front
NutJamHex
1/2-13Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lockw/wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spdng
Bearing, Pvt. Lift, Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U,S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
I HAL; IUH - - MODEL
NUMBER
917.270670
MOWER DECK
187
_/_
158
_/67
144
45
145
147
1,
il,
I
34
21
\
22
23
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
165992
STD533107
138017
165460
STD624G08
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X429
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD551037
STD541437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
DESCRIPTION
MowerDeckAssembly,
42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway
Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
RetainerSpring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Bearing, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, BalI, Mandrel
Stdpper, VentedMowerDeck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrownlock5/16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket. Oeflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Rod,Hinge
ScrewThdrolWasherHead
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, ChdstmasTree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13!32x13/16x16Ga.
NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24Grade5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
53 131845
54 133943
55 155046
56 165723
59 141043
67 149846
68 144959
92 STD541437
101 136420
102 71161010
103 19061216
104 STD551110
105 160793
106 2029J
128 153390
129 19131312
130 STD523719
131 STD533710
142 165890
143 157109
144 158634
145 165888
146 165891
147 131335
148 16_322
149 165898
15019091216
151 169670
192 169676
153 169674
154 169675
155 169671
156 189672
157 169669
158 17720410
15972140614
-130794
--
169583
NOTE:
47
DESCRIPTION
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V.Belt
Nut
Muleher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, LOck
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr.5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16UNC x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Tdhd Sgn 3/8-16UNC x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Standard
Deck, Order Separately Mulcher
Plate and Gauge Wheel
Components, Key NOS. 101-106
and111-121)
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S.inshes
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - oMODEL NUMBER 206-545C
13
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
REF
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
8
10
11
12
13
772147
78CO86A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
14
778368
15
17
18
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
26
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
778370
786198
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792177
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
7860_6
792076A
REF
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle Cover
NeedleBeadng5/8"
TransaxleCase
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
SpurGear(15teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
Shift Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shift Collar
Shift Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
BevelGear(13teeth)(Include.
14)
Bevel Pinion (13 teeth) (fnclude.
13)
RingGear(43teeth)
DrivePin
Spacer1.130 X .695
Bal15/16"dia
Set Screw 3/8 - 16 x 3/8"
Spring .310 OD x .625 L
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 1-1/4"
Screw 1/4-20 x 1-3/8"
RetalningRing(pkgof2)
Retaining Ring
RetainingRing
ThrustWasher,6271Dx.031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Thrust Washer .762 ID x .031W
Anti-Rotation Washer .632
CupWasher1.1271Dx,032W
FlatWasher.7501Dx.056W
(Use AS Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8"
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8" ID
Flanged Bushing .751
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
DowelPin
Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W
41A
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
81
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
65
66
67
69
70
71
71B
76
77
79
82
PART
NO.
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790(_5
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792170
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
53 778338
85 792154
87 788089A
150 788093A
157 758088A
180 73(_,?.9A
900794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw 1/4 -20 x 1-1 /4"
Screw 1/4 - 20 x 2 1/4"
Locknut 5 / 16 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer .2625 x 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
Axle (11-15 / 16" Long)
Axle (16 - 1 / 2" long)
SpurGear(29teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
SpurGear(23teeth)
SpurGear(19teeth)
SpurGear(16teeth/
SpurGear(15teeth)
Spur Gear (11 teeth)
SpurGear(13teeth)
Spur Gear (17 teeth)
SpurGear(21tee_h)
SpurGear(24teeth)
SpurGear(25teeth)
FlatWasher.5631Dx.O62W
Input Sha8
Shifter & Brake Shaft
RetainingRing
Spacer .890
SquareCutRing
"O" Ring
FlatWasher1.1281Dx.058W
InvertedRetainingRing
Spdng .430 OD x ,5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13
teeth)
SpurGear(27teeth)
OilFillPlug
Oil Seal 9 / 16"
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4"
GearOilS0W90
Replacement MST - 206-545C
Transaxle
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
given in U.S.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER310707,TYPENUMBER0136-E1
TOINSTALL, SEE REPAIR
•k REQU]RESSPECIALTOOLS
INSTRUCTIONMANUAL.
5_
654_
s5._22
691 d
71 ;_
13_
617
103
36_
30E
I
1019 LABEL KIT
I
1058 OWNER'S
1033 VALVE OVERHAUL
7_
146 L J
J
MANUAL
KIT
12
6170
5O
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER310707,TYPENUMBER0136-EI
/I 423_r
:,11W
167
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TO
INSTALL,
SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL,
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95 _ 987 (_
127 _
_
5_
276
LMT/CARBURETOR
PART NUMBER
LOCATIONS
_
i
142
947
THIS CARBURETOR SERVICES BOTH CHOKE-A-MATIC
AND MANUAL CHOKE SYSTEMS
121 CARBURETOR
104_
634A_
127_
276
634__._
OVERHAUL
_
987_
117 _]_
KIT
232
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
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TRACTOR..MODELNUMBER
917.270670
BRIGGS
8,STRA'I-FONENGINE-MODELNUMBER310707,TYPENUMBER0136-E1
462
803
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73
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
BRIGGS & STRATFON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 310707, TYPE NUMBER 0136-E1
KEY
PARr
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
6_3156
399265
291675
494238
690188
692410
495735
27803
691666
691328
271916
13
15
16
20
22
23
271997
271996
690360
94239
690136
291675
95187
693557
(,015Thick,Srd.)
Gasket-Crankcase (.005 Thiok)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.009 Thick)
Screw (Cylthder Head, 3-9/16")
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
€_ Seal-Oil
Screw (Crankcase Cover)
Flywheel (Steel Ring Gear)
492326
222698
692271
692272
Flywheel (Plastic Ring Gear)
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Std.)
Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.)
26
692273
692274
690162
Piston Assembly (.026 O.S,)
Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.)
Ring Set- Piston (Std.)
27
28
690164
690166
690168
691299
498319
Ring Set- Piston (.010
Ring Set- Piston (,020
Ring Set- Piston (.030
Look-Piston Pin
Pin Assembly- Piston
32
33
34
498320
692419
499940
692852
495856
495857
Pin Assembly-Piston(.0O5o.s.)
Rod-Connec6ng (Std.)
Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve- Intake
35
691279
Spring- Valve (Intake)
36
37
40
691279
690456
224641
Spdng- Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
43
45
46
48
50
51
490815
690564
692421
692706
690193
273650
Governor-oil Slinger
Tappet- Valve
Camsha8
Short Block
Manifold- Intake
Gasket-Intake
53
54
73
690227
691148
494439
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen- Rotating
74
75
78
93
94
95
98
691057
225136
94896
690602
498030
691636
495800
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
Valve-Idle Adjustment
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
104
690525
23A
24
25
29
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
_r SeaI-C_l
Sump-Engine
Head-Cytlnder
9+ Gasket-CylinderHead
Breather Assembly
_ Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
¢r Gasket-Crankcase
•
•
O.S.)
O.S.)
O.S.)
(Std.)
KEY
PART
NO,
NO,
105
106
231855
690577
108
108A
117
121
125
127
130
131
690464
692344
892408
692411
690191
690194
695065
691750
494379
133
137
141
494381
281165
495097
DESCRIPTION
•
•
•
•
Velve-Float Needle
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke (Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke (Choke A Matic)
Jet, Main (Standard)
Jet, Main (High AItitude)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Throttle Sha8 Kit
Float-Carburetor
Gasket-Float Bowl
Choke Shaft Kit (Manual
Choke)
Choke Shaft Kit (Choke A
Matlc)
Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Nut (Ring Gear)
Air Cleaner Stud Seal
O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner Base)
Connector-Hose
141A
495931
142
146
165
167
176
186
692412
94196
693148
281051
281106
493496
187
298049
188
192
202
94929
492160
262767
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster- Rocker Arm
Mechanical Governor Link
209
216
260695
262766
Spdng- Governor
Link-Choke
222
227
231
232
238
240
694042
691374
691636
262785
262836
394358
Bracket-Contrbl
Lever-Governor Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Spdng-Governor Link
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
265
267
221535
695134
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
276
287
304
692255
94903
690844
Sealing Washer
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
Housing-Blower
305
690969
Screw (Blower Housing)
306
307
690499
94930
Shield, Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
309
693551
Motor-Starter
Gear Only)
Motor-Starter
Gear Only)
497598
RPM Settings:
•
•
(For Steel Ring
(For Plastic Ring
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
._lncluded in Engine Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
• Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Ref Number
121.
_*Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ref number977.
+ Included in Value Overhaul
NOTE:
Pin-Float Hinge
53
KIt, Ref Number 1033.
All component dimensions
inches1 inch -- 25.4 mm
given in U.S.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270670
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 310707, TYPE NUMBER 0136-E1
KEY
NO.
310
311
318
333
334
337
344
358
363
383
404
423
445
462
467
474
493
493A
503
505
510
PART
NO.
690323
497608
692127
495859
94731
491055
693675
690189
19203
99838
94927
692129
496894
225137
493903
393474
690493
690494
691532
691251
693699
510A
497606
513
523
524
625
544
398003
49523(3
281370
496113
497603
552
562
491986
691119
579
601
614
616
617
92278
95162
93306
495157
692138
634
690801
634A
690802
635
654
667
668
691
692
695
697
711
715
726
280872
94010
94010
691500
491323
690572
693109
690372
6907_3
23Q1_Z
399676
727
490324
Bushing-Gov, Lever
Bolt (Governor Control
Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Here
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
"_-+ O-Ring Seal (Intake
Manifold)
• Se_d-Spdng Assembly
(Manual Choke)
• Seal-Spring Assy. (Cttoke A
Matie)
BoOt- Spark Plug
Nut(Carburetor)
Nut(AirCleanerBrace)
Spacer
¢r Seal-Governor Shaft
Sphng-Detent
Screw (Ring Gear)
Screw (Drive Cap)
Screw (Carburetor Shield)
Locattag Pk',
Gear- Ring (Aluminumservices Plastic Ring
Gear Only)
Cover- Starter Drive
729
732
741
757
755
691224
94903
691284
213998
692423
Clil:PWire
Screw (Starter Drive Cover)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
DI=SCRIP13ON
Screw (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Screw (Mounting Bracket)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Sparkplug
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Engine Gasket Set
Flywhee_ Pu_ter
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer(GovemorCrank)
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Fifter- A/C Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Bracket-Mounting (Front)
Bracket-Mounting (Rear)
Strap-Staffer
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Stader (Use With Steel
Ring Gear Only)
Drive-Starter (Use With
Plastic Ring Gear Only)
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
_- Dipstick Tube Seal
Dipstick Tube
Armature-Starter
KEY
NO.
759
761
783
PART
NO,
691239
691096
693713
783A
693058
799
901
802
803
830
942
847
851
868
871
875
877
914
934
947
967
968
975
977
987
996
1005
1006
695050
497626
497607
497604
691095
270920
496415
692424
499236
262835
693686
393456
690969
94627
497672
272403
261104
495933
690192
691326
690678
281400
690452
DESCRIPTION
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweightl
Gear-Pinion (For Steel
Gear Only)
Gear-Pinion (For Pies'
Gear Only)
Harness- Widng
Cap-Drive
C.alPE_d
Housing-Starter
Stad (Reeker Arm)
Dipstick/Tube Seal
Dipstick/Tube Assem_
Sparkplug Terminal
_+ Scal-Valve
BuShing-Guide
Base- Air Cleaner
Wire-Altemtaor
Screw (Rocker Cover)
Screw (Fan Retainer)
Solenoid-Fuel
Fiher-P[e C_eaner
Cover- Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
• Seal-Throttle Shaft
Carburetor Shield
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
1019
690180
1622
272475
_+
1023
691192
1026
494432
1026A 495136
1029
224554
1033
690190
1034
690822
1036
694497
1044
94673
1051
263080
1058
274271
1090
497605
1091
691333
1119
93621
---311707-0028-E1
RPM Settings:
Label Kit
Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker
Rod-Push(Intake)
Rod-Push (Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Valve Overhaul Kit
Guide-Push Rod
LabeI-Emlssioos
Screw(Flywheel)
Ring-Retainer
Owners Manual
Retainer-Brush
Cap-Llmiter
Screw (Alternator)
RaplacementEnglne
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 300_-3200
#Included in Engine Gasket Set, Ref Number:
• Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Ref Nun
121.
_, included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Ret numb
977.
+ Included in Value Overhaul Kit, Ref Number 1_
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
54
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SLOPES
FOR SAFE
OPERATION
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NOT ACROSS HILL
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