Craftsman 917.271634 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ICRAFTSMAN°I
16.5 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271634
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am o 5 pm, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty
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2 Maintenance ........................................
Safety
Rules..........................................
3 Service and Adjustments .....................
Product
Specifications
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6 Storage ................................................
Assembly
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6
Troubleshooting ..................................
17
21
27
28
Repair Parts ......................................... 32
Parts Ordering ...................... Back Cover
Operation ............................................. 11
Maintenance Schedule ....................... 17
LIMITED TWOYEARWARRANTY
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
matedal or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your
Crattsman 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.
ThLsWarranty 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 dding 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. A product is "used for
commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household
dwellings or in usage where prot]t is made.
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 returning your Craftsman dding equipment to
your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is avaLlable 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 1-600-4-MY-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal dghts, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., [:)/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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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.
I1. SLOPE OPERATION
I. GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructionsin the manual and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe in ury or death. All slopes
machine before starting.
requre extra caution. If you cannot back up
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
familiar with the instructions,to operate
mow it.
the machine.
DO:
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
limbs, etc.
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
enters the area.
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
• Never carry passengers.
grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
necessary. Always look down and
that you will not have to stop or shift
behind before and while backing.
while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's recommenda• Be aware of the mower discharge
directionand do not pointit at anyone.
tions for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without either
weights to improve stability.
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
Use extra care with grass catchers or
place.
other attachments. These can change
• Slow down before turning.
the stabilityof the machine.
• Never leave a running machine
Keep all movement on the slopes slow
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
and gradual. Do not make sudden
parking brake, stop engine, and remove
changes in speed or direction.
keys before dismounting.
Avoid startingor stoppingon a slope. If
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
• Stop engine before removing grass
and proceed slowly straightdown the
catcher or unclogging chute.
slope.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
DO NOT:
light.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
• Do not operate the machine while under
and then, turn slowly and gradually
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
downhill, if possible.
• Watch for trafNcwhen operating near or
• Donotmow near drop-offs,ditches,or
crossing roadways.
embankments. The mower could
• Use extra care when loading or unloadsuddenly turn over if a wheel is over the
ing the machine into a traileror truck.
edge of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
caves in.
years and above, are involved in a large
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
percentage of riding mower-related
traction could cause sliding.
injuries. These operators should
• Do not try to stabilizethe machine by
evaluate their ability to operate the riding
puttingyour foot on the ground.
mower safely enough to protect them• Donatusegrasscatcheronsteep
selves and others from serious injury.
slopes.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debds build-upwhich can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to coct before
storage.
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III.CHILDREN
Tragic
accidents
canoccurif 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 childran 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 childran.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be sedously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation,
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision,
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• 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.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamperwith safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Anow machine to cool before
stodng.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• Be 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 rooks, 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 shill
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, tum slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!H BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_LCAUTION: in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always
disconnect spark plug wire and place
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
_I, CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
_CAUTION:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommendedby and comply
with specificationsof the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust some of
ts const tuents, and certa n vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_kWARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessones contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
OlLTYPE
API-SF - SJ):
OiL CAPACITY:
SPARK PLUG:
GAP: .030")
1.25
UNLEADED
REGULAR
SAE 30 (ABOVE 32_F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
3.0 PINTS
CHAMPION RC12YC
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1ST
1.1
2ND
1.4
3RD
2.2
4TH
3.4
5TN
4.3
6TH
5.5
REVERSE: 1.7
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 12 PSI
CHARGING
3 AMPS BATTERY
,YSTEM:
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
3ATTERY:
AMP/HR:
25
MIN. CCA: 190
CASE SIZE:U 1R
BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual, The
instructionswill enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AG REEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual
_I, WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is
used, it should be maintained in effective
working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws.
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
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Steering Wheel
(1)
Hex xBolt
3/8-16
1
Steedng
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
@
(1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4
_
(1) Locknut 5/16-18
Steedng Wheel
Adapter
°t
(1) Lockwasher 3/8
Steering
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Seat
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
_(1)
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
€
(2) Keys
Slope
Sheet
Video Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
-_
_
Insert
A socket wrench set wilt make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
_3_/8HeoXpewt
asher
are listed below.
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
_Large
Flat
(2) l/2"wranch
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When dght or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in the
operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVETRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts
and parts cartons from carton.
2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of carton, and lay
panels fiat,
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1, Slide extension shaft onto lower
steedng shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and tower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut
securely to 18-22 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steedng wheel adapter from
steedng wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steenng wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
Adapter-------'-_
.__
5/16 Locknut -,-.,
Lower
Steering
Shaft
Extension Shaft
5/16 HexBolt
, ..
,,
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOWTO SET UPYOURTRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging
instructions).
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
Terminal
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor,
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
Battery
Door
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolt is positioned over large
slotted hole in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage
shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat
towards rear of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forward and
assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
_kWARNING: Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear
of other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position,
Continue with the instructionsthat follow.
Seat Pan_ulder
Flat W__
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INSTALL MULCHER PLATE
(if previously removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Placa front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
.F_
Deflector
Shield
Mulcher
Plate
/CHECKLIST
Latch
Hooks
A_)_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 operalion.
TO CONVERTTO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in e safe place. Your mower is now ready
for discharging or instanation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
See the figures that ere shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
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.
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were ovednfiated 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 DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY
YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO
ASSURE THATYOU RECEIVETHE BEST
PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION
FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEWTHE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
,/All assembly instructionshave been
completed.
•/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
/ Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
/ All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,I Check mower end drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure end wires are properly
clamped.
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
•/ Engine oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
d 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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
t
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
ENG]NE ON
REVERSE
ENGINE OFF
FUEL
CHOKE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
OIL PRESSURE
MOWER
REVERSE
FORWARD
HEIGHT
NEUTRAL
FAST
LIGHTS ON
SLOW
!
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
H
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
UNLOCKED
MOWER
PARKING
SLOPE
LIFT
BRAKE
HAZ.AR as
ATrACHMENT
IGNITION
DANGER,
KEEP
CLUTCH
HANDS
DISENGAGED
AND FEET
(SEE
SAFETY
RULES
SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
AWAY
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrationswith 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
Lilt
Ammeter
.....
- -.
Plunger
Throttle/Choke
Control
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
." "------'"
g Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
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 startingand
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH -Turns the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROT'rLE/CHOKE CONTROL- Used
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.
HOWTO USEYOURTRACTOR
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.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
2. 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.
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.
Attachment Clutch Lever
=Engaged"Position
_
_lgnition Key
ed
Choks-__i ',"\ _\a
Control_'_
\_ _/Parking Brake
"._"_\' \_ )/ "Engaged
C_tch/
........
_
_Gearshift
/ _
_'
_
Lever
"Disengaged"
_
"_
B_ak-"e'_
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
_I, CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE 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.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
3. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT: Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
of your transaxle,
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING 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 mowed.
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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• 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.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment
Clutch Lever_
Attachsmnt
"End]aged"
_
7) _ _
LiftLeverHigh
Position
_/,_
Position
F_siUon
"DpoiSi_ngage
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Deflector
Sh,.Id
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
A(_CAUTION: Do not drive up or dewn
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is abSOluteLy necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have agowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
• 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 ATTACHMENTS
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 tractionwith
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL • mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See "OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
_.__
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Dipstick
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 Instructionsfor
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
_I, CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe offany
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When startingthe engineforthe firsttimeor if
the enginehas run outof fuel,it willtake extra
cranking
tJn",e
tomove fuelfrom the tankto
the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Beforestarting,read the warm and
coldstartingproceduresbelow.
5. 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)
6. 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)
6. 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: ffat a hk3ha]t_ude(above 3000 feet)
or in coldtemperatures(below32 F) the
carberator fue_mixture may needto be
adjL_tedfor best engineperformance.See
='1"O
ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service
and Adjustments sectionof this manual.
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MOWINGTIPS
• 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 dght 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 tail, 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.
MULCHING MOWlNGTIPS
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, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest engine
(blade) speed as this will provide the
best recuttingaction 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 time 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.
Max 1/3"
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MAINTENANCESCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU
COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
CheCk
Brake
Operation
;ERV]CE
_
_1_
CheckT_rePressure
I/
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CheCk Operator Presence and
Interlock Systems
k/
Check f_ loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Re@ace Mower Blades
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Check Transa_e Co_mg
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Adjust Moron Ddve Belt(s) Tension
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Change Engine Oi_
_2,!
Clean Air Filter
{t_z
Clean Air Screen
I1_
Inspect Muffler/Spark Attester
IkS
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Replace Oil F_l_er(ff equipped)
1_12
Clean Engine Cc_ing Fins
I_z
Replace Spark Plug
V'
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
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GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on thistractor does not cover
items that have been subjected to operator
abuse or negligence. To receive full value
from the warranty, operator must maintain
tractoras instructedin this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodicallyto propedy maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustmentssection 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
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
intedock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
•)Spindle _("---'--'-_
Zerk
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_Front Wheel __ .....
Bearing "Z_"_ .....
CHART
--_)Spindle
_,
Zerk
j
_Front Wheel
I _. BearingZerk
; \
J , ,_GearL.___--_...J_,__, , shift
.......
Pivots
_)SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL
_)GENERALPURPOSE GREASE
@REFERTO 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
17 sparingly.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when
performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See =TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm
rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
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.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and fiat
washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer
and fiat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Trailing Edge Up
Hole
Flat Washer,
Lock Washe
_--Hex Bolt(Gradel
*A Grade 8 heat treatedboltcan beidentified
by six lineson the bolthead.
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.
Center Hole
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BA'I-i'ERY
Yourtractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
:3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BA'I-IERY" 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 net adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classificationSF- SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.
1o
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscesity 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.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove cap from end of drain valve
and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace
the cap onto to the end of the drain
valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate capacity see
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstickfor
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick,
l0
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTbCmATEO BEFC_£ NEXT OIL C_NGE
19
Closed
and
-__
Oil DrainValve
Position
Locked
Ca
D_in Tube
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.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
2. Remove hex bolts from blower
housing and lift housing off engine.
3. Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
4. Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
5. To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
HelX
s
BlowerHousing
5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7. Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove cartridge nut.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entedng carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent debds
from entedng carburetor.
3. Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge, nut, precleaner,
cover and secure with knob(s).
IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause deterioration of the cartridge. Do not oil cartridge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry
cartridge.
CoverKnob
Nut
Hex
Pre-Cleaner
Dipstick
Air
Tube _Spark
" Fins
_"
Engine Cooling
Cartridge
creen
Plug
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1, Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
3. Wash it [n liquid detergent and water.
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could
create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning 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.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in rue]
line with arrow pointing towards
20
carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
ClamP_clam
p
Fuel Filter
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:
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
TO REMOVE MOWER
tractor.
Mower will be easier to remove from the
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
rightside of tractor.
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENtractor, remove the front links and hook
GAGED" position.
the clutch spdng Into square hole in
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
frame.
lower mower to its lowest position.
TO INSTALL MOWER
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
4. Remove small retainer spdng, and lift
highest position.
dutch spring off pulley bolt.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
5. Remove large retainer spdng, slide
deflector shield to dght side of tractor.
collar off and push housing guide out
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
of bracket.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
remova_ instructions.
bracket by removing retainer spdng.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
Suspension AJ'ms ",._'"
%Square
Hole
Small Retainer :
Clutch Spdng_
Link
Retain_
Anti-Swa
(Both Sides)
Housing Guide
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• 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" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make
adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottomedge of
mowerto
_
ground _
AT-
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower 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 linksan
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
Both Front LinksShouldbe Equal in Length
Bottomedgeof
mowerto
ground
!TA
Nut "F •
Nut =E"
Lift Link
AdjustmentNut
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 118"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.
Trunnion__
Front Links
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See =TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
this manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel puneys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
5. Make sure belt is in all pu]ley grooves
and inside al] belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
4. 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 a Sears or other
qualified service center.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Nut "A"
Jam Nut
_
Mandrel
Mandrel
Pulley
TO ADJUST 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 on a level dry concrete or
paved surface, then brake must be
adjusted.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
3, 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".
00_ ,_rm ting
TO REPLACE 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.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downwards from around
engine pulley.
5. Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Engine Pulley-
Stationary Idler
Transaxle
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TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
The transaxle 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:
1. Make sure transaxfa is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels
move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the
neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
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.
Square Key _
(Rear Wheel Only)
Neutral Lock Gate
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATI'ERY
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructionsin the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-INICAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel tcein or camber, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle.
Insert square key.
A(_CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Yourtractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehical must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACHJUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+)terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terrninaT of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
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PositiveTerminal
Keps
Nut _.
Negative Terminal
Positive (Red) Cable
Cables
PositiveTerminal
Negative Terminal
REPLACING BATTERY
/LCAUTION: Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position and
open battery box door.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely.
6. Close battery box door.
Hex
Bolt
Negative
Cable
(Black)
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractorto 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 20 amp automotive-type
plug-infuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
1, Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
HeadlightWire
Connector
Battery
Door
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ENGINE
Maintenance,repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customersexpense,
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 controlhas been preset at the
factory and adjustment shouidnot be
necessary.Check edjustment as described
below before loosening ceble. If adjustment
is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. W'_ engine not running,move throffie
control lever from slow to choke position.
Slowly move leverfrom choke to fast
position.
2, Check that holes "A" in governor control
lever and hole in govemor plate line-up.
If beles "A" are not aligned,k_san damp
screw and move thmttle cable until holes
are aligned. T_:Jhtendamp screw
securely.
Governor
Governor
Plate
Cable
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetoron this engine is low
emission. It is equippedwith an idle fuel
adjustingneedle w_h a limiter cap, which
allows some adjustment within the limits
allowed bythe cap. Do not attempt to remove
the limiter cap. The limlter cap cannot be
removedwithout breaking the adjusting
needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the factory
and adjustmentshouldnot be necessary.
However, minor adjustment may be required
to compensate for diffe_noas in fuel,
temperature,altitudeor load. If the carburetor
does need adjustment,proceed as follows:
In general,turningidle mixturevalve in
(clockwise)decreasesthe supplyof fuet to
the enginegMng a leanerfueVair mixture.
Turningthe idle mixturevalve out (counterclockwise)increases the supplyof fuel to the
enginegMng a dcher fueVairm_ure.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve
and the seat incarburetor may result if screw
is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled
to the carburetor when making carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the thmttle control cable is
adjusted properly (see above).
FINAL SETTING1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/mat.ioncontrol
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle centrol lever to slow
position.Withfinger,rotate and hold
thmttle lever againstidle speed screw.
Tam idle speed screwto attain1750
RPM.
3, While stillholding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture valve
full travel clockwise then counterclockwise untilengine runsrough. Turn valve
to a pointmidway betweenthosetwo
positions.Releasethrottle lever.
ACCELERAT]ON TEST 4. Movethrottle controlleverfrom slewto
fast position.If engine hesitatesor dies,
fum idle mixture valve out (ceunterdockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat testand continue
to adjust,if necessary, untilengine
accelerates smoothly.
Ftigh speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not
adjust- damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Nevertamperwith the engine
governor,which isfactory sat for proper
enginespeed. Overspeedingthe engine
above the factory highspeed setting can be
dangerous.If youth;nk the engine-.govemed
highspeed needs adjusting,contact a
Sears or other qualified service center,
which has proper equipment and expedence
to make any necessary adjustments.
Idle
Thro_le
Wffh Limiter
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor wiU not be used for 30 days or
more.
_kCAUTION: 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, dean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long pedods 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 net store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to pravent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor,fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experiance indicates that alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which beads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of and engine
while in storage.
1. Drain the fuel tank.
2. 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.
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
f. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oii through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. 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
protectivecover 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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
1O.Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1, Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery,
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
! 8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Enginewill not
turn over
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed,
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
with fresh gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
inService Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a a Sears or other
qualified service center.
9. Faultyoperatorpresence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3, Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all widng.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. FauRy solenoid or starten
Engine clicks but
_ill not start
CORRECTION
1, Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter,
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
.ossofpower
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. CuKingtoo muchgrass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
i 3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
j41Low
o,level/dio,
i 6. Faulty spark plug,
7. Dirtyfuel fitten
8. Stale or dirty fuel,
9. Waterinfuel,
10,Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13.Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15.Enginevalvesout of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damagedpart(s).
1, Set in =Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/raplace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11.Clean engine air scraenlfins.
12.Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14, See =To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section,
15.Contact a a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten toose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Enginecont]nues
to run
when operator
leaves seat
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
corrected, contact a
Sears or other qualified
service center.
Poorcut-uneven
1, Worn, bent or loose blade.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
2. Mower deck not level,
3, Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Mowerbladeswill
not rotate
CHART
CAUSE
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2, Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3, Frozen idler pulley,
4. Frozen blade mandrel,
Poor grass
discharge
1. Engine speed too slow,
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned
out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
Engine"backfires"
whentuming
engine "OFF"
2. Replace mower drive belt,
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Travel speed too fast.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Wet grass.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Mower deck not level.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Low/uneven tire air
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
7. Clean underside of mower
and trash under mower.
housing.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Blades improperly installed. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.Improper blades used.
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clogged mower deck vent
11.Clean around mandrels to
holes from buildup of grass,
open vent holes.
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
CORRECTION
1, Remove obstruction.
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2, Poor cable connections.
1. Turn switch "ON".
2, Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace light switch.
4, Check widng and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1, RepTace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine,
1. Move throttle control to
=SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
3O
SCHEMATIC
TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER
917.271634
BATTERY
_',4)
_0
_'
(PEDAL UP)
'-'
"
ww_
SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
CLUTCH I BjpR_
_
_
GLUT
F
GROUNO_,G
1
(OPTIONAL)FUEL
UNiT
IGNITION
-
SPARK
GAp
PLUG
J
(_
pLUGS
:
ON
TWiN CYL. ENGINES)
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
(IFSOEQUIPPED)
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Rio
--
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)
YOUR TRACTOR
_-%.A_/_J_
D_O_
- ......
_
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HEADLIGHTS
/_
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
SW_rC N
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING
,
',ALTERNATOR
IS
ALTERNATOR
_YSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WtTH ENGINE
SPEED, AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DiM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDEG UP. THE L{GHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
_
INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT. THEY BHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917,27t634
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
Battery 12 VOLT 25 AMP
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc x 3/4
Case Battery
Switch, Interlock Push-In
Harness Asm LightWI4152j
Bulb Light #1'_56
Cable Battew 6 Ga t 1• red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse 20AMP
Nut, Keps Hex 114-20 UNC
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ign
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk, Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2
Cover TerrninalRed
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
NOTE:
144925
74760412
156417
153664
175688
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
42073
t21305X
175566
140403
178437
71110408
131563
178861
121433X
141940
All component dimensions give in U,S. inches
1 inch = 25,4 mm
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
28
12
208
9
13
3
,
208
74
34
TRACTOR
--MODEL
NUMBER917.271634
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
12
13
14
17
18
25
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
206
207
208
212
--
174619
176554
17060612
155272
168337)(013
STD_33710
155927
145660
172107X010
17490608
144983X558
126938X
19131312
s'rD541437
178987X558
155217X599
174738X558
139976
17490508
175710
738OD4(O
19091416
145201
161464
145202
STD522507
STCr;_33707
154798
STD841437
165867
154966
175582
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
16.5919
5479J
Chassis
Dmwhar
Screw 3/3-16 x 3/4
Bumper _ash
Dash.
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Cllp Tinnerman Grilk_P/L
Panel, Asm. SLK$CR Dash R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Bumper Hood
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut. Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 UND
Gdlle w/Lens Asm.
Lens, Grille
Fender
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot
Nut Lock w/lnsert 1/4-20 UNC
Washer 9/32x7/8x
16Ga.
Bracket Gd]]e Pickoff LH
Screw Hex WSHD 8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff RH
Bolt, FinHex 1/4-20UNCx.75
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 314
DashLowerSTLT
Nut, Drownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Tr
SerewThdrct518-18xl12
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug, Button
NOTE: All component dimensions give in U.S. Inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
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GROUND DRIVE
53
36
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.271634
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
....
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
29
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Dana D4360-140
146682
Spdng Returrt Brake T/a Zinc
123666X
Pulley Transaxle 1 5/20" Ures
12000026
Ring Retainer # 5100_2
121520X
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
17060512
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
165866
RcdSh_erFenderSTLT
STD561210
Pin Coffer 1/8 x 1 Cad
105701X
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
74550412
Bolt 114-28unf Gr8 WIPatch
10040400
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 114
74490544
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5
STD541431
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 5/16-18 Uric
STD523710 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc x 1 Gr.5
STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc
106933X
Knob Rd 112-13 PIstc Thds BIk
130804
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
STD541237 NutHexJam3/8-16Unc
106888X
Spdng Rod Brake 2 O0 Zinc
STD551037 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga
STD561210 Pin Cotter 1/3 x 5/4 Cad
175765
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
71673
Cap Brake Parking
174973
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
$313523107 Bolt Hex Hd 5116-18unc x 5/4
175578
Shaft Asm Pedal FOOt
120183X
Beadng NylOn BIk 629 Id
ST_o51(_32. Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga
STD571810 Pin Roll 3/16 x 1"
165936
Pulley Composite Rat
74760648
Bolt Fin Hex 3/3-16unc x 3
175461
Spacer Split Steel
175556
Keepor Belt Idler
19131312
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
127783
Pulley Idler
154407
Sellcrank Clutch Grad Dry STL
123205X
Retainer Belt Style Spdng
61_5237t5
BoftHexHd3/8-16uncxl-1/2
$30541437
NutCrownlock3/8-16UNC
STD541431 NutCrownLock5/16-18
105710X
Link Clutch 7 66
106709X
Spdng Return Clutch B 75
17060616
Screw 3/8-16 x 1.O
62
63
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
_
175410
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
1C9502X
121749)(
S'rD581075
123583X
121748X
2228M
131488
165594
165711
19171216
166229
150360
158391X428
124346X
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
164
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
19091210
127285X
STD533710
73906600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
165494
72140406
73680400
74780416
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
173898
169613
169593
72116614
145212
57
59
61
160855
169691
17060612
NOTE: All oc_nponentdimer_sionsgive in U.S. inches
DESCRIPTION
V-Belt Gd Drive
Keepor Belt Centerspan
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
DESCRIPTION
Cover pedal BIk Round
Pulley Eng
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Guide Belt Mower Ddve RH
Spacer Split
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4 x 16 Ga
E-dn9#5133-75
Key Square
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16ga
Key WoOdruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Assembly
Spring,Torsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
Consota, Shift, STLT
Nut, Serf-Threading, Washer
Hd1/4
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
StrapTorque
Bolt RdHd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 1 Unc
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Unc
SpocerRetainer
Washer 15/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Sh_ Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdi_l Sqnk 114-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 UNC
Bolt Hex Fin 114-20 UNC x 1 Gr.5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 6/6
Bolt shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening Lt
KeeporBeitT/A
NylinerSnap-ln5/8"lD
WasherHy1718iDx.105"
Bolt Cart Sh 3/8-16 x 1/3/4 Gr.5
Nut Hex Flange Lock
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
STEERINGASSEMBLY
NUMBER 917.271634
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 9t 7.271634
STEERINGASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
6
6
7
6
9
16
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
32.
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
53
65
67
_8
71
82
85
88
91
139768
154427
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
STD551137
136518
145212
177876
126847X
19131416
17060612
$TD561216
130465
155099
152927
139769
19133812
STD541537
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
STD541431
74780520
S*R3_23710
160367
72140618
169827
175146
169835
133835
175118
175553
St_edng Wheel
Front Axle Assembly
Spiodle Assembly, L.H.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardenod
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/6 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27132 x 1-114 x 16 Gauge
Ring, VJip
Beadng, Steering Column
Link, Crag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut Lock Hex Flange
Shaft Asm. Steedng
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Rod,Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw TT #10_2 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Cap Wheel Steer OPP B]k
Washer 15/32 x 2-5/8 x 12 Gauge
Nut Lock Center 3/6-24 UNF
Adaptor, SteedngWheel
Boot, Steering Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-114 x 16 Gauge
Extension Steedng Non-Adjust
Cap,Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1ot/4
Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16 uric. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 x 2ol/4
Brace AxJe
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Fastener ChdstmasTree
Bolt Sheulder 7116-20 Unc
Clip Steering
NONE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
ENGINE
62
81
13
78 <
29
23
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
170545
17720410
........
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
137352
165291
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
109202X
158990
123487X
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
Control Th rottle/Choke
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x3/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs
Mode1310707_}137-E1
Muffler Exhaust B&S Lt
Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Tube Drain Oi(
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 318
Shield BRN/DBR Guard
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
37
137040
Line Fuel 2B"
38
148315
Plug Oil Drain
40
124028X
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
44
17670412
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x314
45
17(_612
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
46
19091416
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
62
S3_551131
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
72
7107(2512
Screw Hexhd Cap 3/16-18x3/4
78
17060620
Screw3/8-16x1-1/4
81
73510400
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20unc
NOllE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inchss
1 inch = 25,4 mm
4O
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
LIFT ASSEMBLY
13
19
15
32
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
159460
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
159471
105767X
12C(:(:(:O2
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
DESCRIPTION
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/
Ptunger
Shaft Asm. Lift RH
Pin Groove
E Ring #6133_2
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L.H.
Link Asm Lift R.H.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
STD624008
173288
7_
175689
73800800
139868
163552
169865
7_
Retainer Spdng
Unk Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion Front Susp.
Nut Lockw/wsh 1/2-13 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spnng
Beadng, Pvt. Lift.
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOllE: All component dimensions given in U,S, inches
1 irlch= 25,4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER 917.271634
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Beat 3350 BIIdblk Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8-16 X 1-112
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
140122
14(3551
71110616
19131610
145006
STD54t437
124181X
17000616
19131614
174894
166369
121246X
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
25
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018)(
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 114-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split 28X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-19 U nc-2A
Nut Hex Lockwllns 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bo6 Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMB ER 917.271634
DECALS
6
4
7
7
10
2
13
14
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
156388
174210
171_6
171697
176677
133644
177253
172331
163204
Decal, Oper. Instr.
Decal, Replcmnt
Decal, Hood Rh
Decal, Hood Lh
Decal, Hp Engine
Decal, Maint Customer Sears Dora
Decal, Hood Side
DecalMower
Decal, Fender Craftsman
WHEELS &TIRES
2_
5,8
4,10
11
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
10
12
13
14
20
------
156439
146046
177259
160396
149516
138311
165800X428
165799X428
179365
179366
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, V-belt Dr Sch
Decal, Dash, Panel
Decal, V-belt Sch emetic
Decal, Battery Dngr/Psn Eng
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad, Footrest LH STLT
Pad, Footrest RH STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manuid, Owner's {Spanish)
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
- -
59192
Cap Value Tire
65139
StemValue
106222X
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
59904
Tube Inner Front #35060
106732X427 Rim Asm 6"front White Service
278H
Fitting Grease
904OH
Beadng Flange
106108X427 Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
106268)(
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
7152J
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Servk3e
104757)(428 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
144334
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
NOTE: All component dimens:ons given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 rnm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
MOWERDECK
i
_-145
=
!
o
\
2
16
19
21
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
MOWERDECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
165460
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
S]_2.4008
Retainer Bpdng
130832
Arm, Suspension.Rear
850857
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
s'r_351137
Washer, Lock
140296
Washer, Harde_led
134149
Blade, Mulching
137646
Shaf_ Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel. Vented
110485X
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431 NutCrown]ock5i16-18UNC
134753
Stiffener Bracket
131267
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spit ng, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968X428 Shield, Deflector
19111016
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
131491
Rod, Hinge
157722
Screw ThdrolWasher Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulley, Mandrel
178342
Nut, Topiock, Flanged
BTD533717 Bolt
131494
Pulley, Idler, Flat
S]]_551037
Washer 13/32x 13/16x 16 Ga.
S]D541437
NutCrownlock3/6-16UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
STD624gg3 Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
174284
Roller Assembly, Cam Folk_ver
131340
BoB, Shoulder #I0-24 Grade 5
S]_541416
Locknut
PART
NO.
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
101
102
103
104
105
106
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
BTD541437
136420
71081010
19061216
STD551110
160793
2029J
19131312
BTD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72140614
130794
-°
189583
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad. Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V_elt
Nut
Muioher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
NuL Weld
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
BoB, Fin Hex 3/6-16 UNC x 1 Gr.5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 8/6-16UNC x 1
Arm Swing Brake Mower
Bracket Arm idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley ldtat Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Bpdng Extension
Spdng Return Idler
Retainer Spdng Ye]low Zinc
Washer 9i32 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 1/4o20 x 5/8
Bolt Tdhd Bgn 3/6-16UNC x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 13-15, 31 ar_ 32)
Replacement Mower, Complete
NOTE: Alt cornponeut dimerksionsgiven in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
DANATRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER D4360-140
MI
46
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 9t7.271634
DANA TRANSAXLE- - MODEL NUMBER D4360-140
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
170981
2274J
134400
l(_SgO4X
160940
138235
108727X
148266
148269
2225J
134793
148268
120416X
142674
170983
170986
105909X
105910X
160942
160943
148267
138236
73810500
142676
2244J
105916)(
12047OX
11CO70X
142677
142681
124644X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
2228J
170987
174255
124639X
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Upper
Screw, Tapping, 114-20 X .734
Ball, Detent
Spdng, Detent
Screw, Tapping, No. 10-24 X .482
Assy, Kit, Shifter
V_Jng
Bearing,Flange
Seal, Oil
Ring, Retaining
*Assy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.38 X ,046
Key, Woodruff, No. 9
Assy, Kit, taput Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 12T
Riog, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Cover, Detent
Gear, Spur, 1 2T
Collar, Clutch
Assy, Kit, Clutch Keys
Nut, Lock, 5/16-24
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff, No. 61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 1 8T
Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X .494
Gear, Spur, 37T
Gear, Spur, 35T
Gear. Spur, 30T
Gear, Spur. 25T
Gear. Spur, 22T
Gear, Spur, 19T
Washer, Plain, .640 X 1.37 X .061
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1,00 X .046
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .031
Assy, Gear, Comb., 12T & 30T
Shaft, Idler
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
6_
_3
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
Spacer, .633 X .87 X .755
Sprocket, 9T
Gear, Bevel, 36T
*Assy. Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur, 15T
Gear, Spur, 20T
Gear. Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 28T
Gear, Spur, 31T
Washer, Plain, .632 X 1.00 X .060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain, .758 X 1.25 X .631
Axle, LH
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Splioed
Riog, Retainiog
Gear, Spur, 32T
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idlar
Axle, RH
Housiog,Lower
Disc, Brake
Spacer, Brake Puck
Jaw. Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Tapping, 5/16-18 X 2.35
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain, .321 X 1.00 X ,055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Puck. Friction
Washer, Anit Rotation
Grease
120472X
105928X
179988
134394
120473X
142678
143697
124641X
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226.1
134401
2264J
160946
170990
160948
110071X
120952X
170991
16Co_0
170992
7294J
108989X
160952
12C954X
160953
138244
108996X
160954
120951X
174256
120416X
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
* Use in various combinations to maintain proper
clearances.
• * Order Key NO. 15.
• ** Silicone Sealant to be applied between
Upper and Lower Housings (use Loctite Ultra
Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent),
47
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
69,,_pI
10_'
617
757 _
1026
48
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER310707,TYPE NUMBER 0137-E1
51 _
L.
1421
_.
0-t17
49
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER310707,TYPE NUMBER0137-E1
462
_
697
I
1036 LABEL-EMISSiONS
I
287 Je
733_
750
789A
5241_
5O
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER310707,TYPE NUMBER0137-E1
! 977 CARBURETOR
121 CARBURETOR
GA.__SKET
SET i/
OVERHAUL
10_ 1270 276_
[51_
137 0
KIT
987® 9s_,
276_
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
12
102
NIKKI
121A CARBURETOR
51(_
217-_
r_
127A(_ _
95A_p
OVERHAUL
KIT
276A_)0
lO4A_
127A _
I05A_
987A_
' _'_'
137A O
9TSAI_
231A_
369
977A CARBURETOR
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 9t 7.271634
BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER0137-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
690156
399265
391086
494236
690188
692410
495735
27803
691666
691328
692226
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
26
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
83
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
94A
95
95A
98
98A
104
104A
165
105A
DESCRIPTION
*
.+
•
•
692466
•
692405
.
690360
690946
690136
291675
692125
693557
222699
692271
692272
692273
692274
690162
692164
692166
692166
691299
498319
498320
692419
499949
692852
495856
495857
691279
691279
690456
691752
691968
690564
692421
692706
690193
692137*
690227
691146
690492
691674
690582
690661
690602
498030
695425
691636
690718
495800
695408
690525
694918
231855
694922
•
C_,/linder Assembly
Kd-Sushing/Seal
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder
Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket-Breather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
(015 Thick. Std)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.005 Thick)
Gasket-Crankcase
(.009 Thick)
Screw (Cylinder Head)
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Seal-Oil
Screw (Crankcase
Cover)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring
.020 O.S.
Ring Set-Piston
Set-Piston 1.010
O.S. I
Ring Set-Piston
.030 O.S.
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston (Standard)
Pin-Piston (.020 O.B.)
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
Rod-Connecting
(.620 U.S.)
Screw(Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block 311707-0028E1 Replacement
Engine)
Manifold-Intake
O1/+ Gasket-totake
Stud Carburetor
Screw (Intake Manfod
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer(Flywheel)
Screw (FGlywheel uard)
Bushing-ThrotUe
Shaft
Kit-Idle Mixture
Kit-Idle Mixture
O Screw (Throttle Valve)
O Screw (3"hroffieValve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed
O Pin-Float Hinge
_ Pin-Float Hinge
O Valve-Ftoat Needle
O Valve-Float Needle
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
106
168
108A
108B
690577
690464
692344
695419
117
692406
692411
695415
695416
690191
695427
690194
O
127
127A
130
130A
131
131A
133
133A
137
137A
141
695005
690727
691750
695416
494379
695421
494381
694914
281166
695426
495097
O
O
141A
495931
141B
142
146
167
176
166
167
695420
692412
691639
692297
691917
692317
691050
117A
121
121A
125
125A
DESCRIPTION
_1
O
O:_
O1:
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke
(Manual Choke
Valve-Choke(Choke-A-Matc
Valve-Choke
(Nikki Carburetor)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Attitude
Kit-Carburetor
Overhau
Kit-Carburetor
Overbaul
Carburetor
Carburetor
Nikki)(Service
with Walbro Carbure or)
Plug-Welch
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throt6e
Shaft
Kit-Throttle
Shaft
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor
Gasket-Float
Bowl
Gasket-Float
Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual
Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke-AMatic)
_
Nozzle-Carburetor
Kit-Choke Shaft (Nikki)
Key-Timing
Air Cleaner Stud Seal
• G-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner)
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
188
691693
Screw (Control Bracket)
192
691986
Ad uster-Rocker Arm
202
691841
Lnk-Mechanical
Governor
209
692208
Spdn_-Governor
216
691840
Link-Choke
217
695409
Spring-Choke Return
222
694042
Bracket-Control
227
691374
Control Lever-Governor
231
691636
_1 Screw (Choke Valve)
231A 690718
O Screw Choke Valve)
232
691842
Spdng-Governor
Lnk
238
691843
Cap-Valve
240
394358
Filter-Fuel
265
691024
Clamp-Casing
267
695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
276
692255
O:_ Sealing Washer
276A 695410 0:[: Sealing Washer
RPM Settings:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3900-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set,
Key. No.358
_1
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit,
Key. NO.121 and121A
t
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set,
Key. No.977 and 977A
+
Included in Valve Gasket Set,
Key, No. 1096
NOTE:
All component dimensions given in U,S,
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER 917.271634
BRIGGS & STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER 310707,TYPE NUMBER0137-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
287
691002
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
394
305
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
337
344
358
363
369
383
404
445
455
462
467
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
562
579
601
614
616
617
633
634
690844
690960
690499
691003
693551
690323
497608
495859
691061
491055
693675
690189
19203
695422
89838
691691
496894
691173
691261
691668
691063
691532
691251
693699
692024
692014
281370
691398
692034
491986
691119
691029
95162
691620
692012
692138
695414
690801
_
634A 690802
O
Housin_BIower
Screw
lower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw(Cygnder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Screw (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Armature Magneto)
Spark Plu
Jg
Screw (Cable Clamp)
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Spring-Float Bowl
Wrench-Ssparrk
Plug
Washer (Governor Crank
Fi] er-Air C eaner Cartridge
Cup-Flywheel
Washer (Brush Retainer)
Knob-Air Cleaner
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut Governor Control Lever)
Dr ve-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor Lever
Bolt (Governor Control Lever
Nut (Starter Cable)
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
O-Ring Seal(Intake Manifold)
Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Seal-Spring Assembly
(Manual Choke)
Seal-Spring Assembly
(Choke-A-Matic)
Soot-Spark Plug
Spacer
Seal-Governor Shaft
Spdng-Detont
Screw Ddve Cap
Screw Carburetor Shield)
Pin-Locating
Cover-Starter Drive
Clip-Wire
Clip-Wire
Screw (Starter Drive Cover)
Screw (Crankshaft Extens=on)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Countarweight
Screw ICountarweight)
Gear-Pinion
635
668
691
692
697
711
718
727
729
729A
732
733
741
757
758
759
761
783
691909
691323
692407
690572
690372
690703
690959
490324
691335
691224
691002
691658
691284
691714
692423
691239
691096
693713
•
•
•
KEY
NO.
53
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
789 692037
789A 695050
797 693167
801 691429
602 691286
693 693757
630 691095
842 691870
847 496415
651 692424
868 690968
871 690969
875 694942
677 393456
683 692236
914 690960
934 691058
947 497672
947A 695423
967 272043
968 691916
971 692129
975 495933
975A 695417
977 690192
977A 695428
987 691326
987A 690998
996 690678
1005695056
1006690452
1019690180
1022272475
1023691192
1026692003
692011
1029691751
1034690822
1036695700
1051691265
1058274789
1090691293
1091691333
1095690190
Hamess-Widng
Hamess-Widng
Nut(Brush Retainer)
Cap-Ddve
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud Rocker/Vm)
• DpsUck/Tube Seal
Dipstick/TubeAssembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
.+ Seal-Valve
Bushing-Guide
Base-Air Cleaner
Wire-ConnectorlAitomator
• Gasket-Exhaust
Screw (Rocker Cover
Screw(Fan Retoner
Solenoid-Fuel
Solenoid-Fuel
Filtar-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float
Set-Carburetor Gasket
Set-Carburetor Gasket
• SeaI-Throtge Shaft
SeaI-Throt6e Shaft
Carburetor Shield
Fan-Flywheel
Retainer-Fan
Kit-Label
.+ Gasket-Rocker Cover
Cover-Rocker
Rod-Push Intake)
Rod-Push Exhaust
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push Rod
Label-Emissions
Retainer-Brush
Owner's Manual
Retainer-Brush
Ca_lLimitar
Valve Gasket Set
Screw Altomator
11271119691657691183
Screw/Float Bo_
1127A695407
Screw (Floa Bow
RPM Settings:
Low Seed: 1900-2190
High _eed:
30013-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set,
Key. No.358
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit,
Key. No.121 and121A
_t
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set,
Key. No.977 and 977A
+
Included in Valve Gasket Set,
Ke_y..No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
_1
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE
OPENAIION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
I
I_
greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution
changing
slopes.
Operate when
your Tractor
updirection
and downonthe
face of slopes (not
I
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