Craftsman 917.271530 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
6 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271530
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
* Repair Parts
differently
bulk engines.
Before
you start the
This productfrom
has previously
a low emission
engine which
operates
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,
CAUTION:
For answers to your questions
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
about this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsmanwebsite:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty .........................................
L.... 2
Safety Rules .........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 6
Assembly ..............................................
8
Operation ............................................
11
Maintenance Schedule ...................... 17
LIMITED'I3NO YEAR WARRANTY
Maintenance .......................................
17
Service and Adjustments .................... 21
Storage ...............................................
27
Troubleshooting
................................. 28
Repair Parts ........................................
32
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
PARTS
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by taking your
Craftsman riding 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.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters.
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to,
electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the
proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its
purchase date.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty
service is available free of charge by taking your Craftsman riding equipment to your
nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge
will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States.
TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE
WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME
IN-HOME
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
may vary from state to state.
Seam, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and
thrawing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
I. GENERAL OPERATION
II. SLOPE OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-ofinstructions in the manual and on the
control and tipover accidents, which can
machine before starting.
result in severe injury or death, All slopes
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
require extra caution. If you cannot back up
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
the machine.
mow it,
• Clear the area of objects such as
DO:
rocks, toys, wire, etc,, which could be
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
• Be sure the area is clear of other
limbs, etc.
people before mowing. Stop machine
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
if anyone enters the area.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
• Never carry passengers.
machine. Tall grass can hide ob• Do not mow in reverse unless absostacles.
lutely necessary. Always look down
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
and behind before and while backing.
so that you will not have to stop or shift
", Be aware of the mower discharge
while on the slope.
direction and do not point it at anyone.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommenDo not operate the mower without
dations for wheel weights or countereither the entire grass catcher or the
weights to improve stability.
guard in place.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
• Slow down before turning.
other attachments. These can change
• Never leave a running machine
the stability of the machine.
unattended. Always rum off blades, set
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
parking brake, stop engine, and
and gradual. Do not make sudden
remove keys before dismounting.
changes in speed or direction.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, tf
• Stop engine before removing grass
tires lose traction, disengage the
catcher or unclogging chute.
blades and proceed slowly straight
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
down the slope.
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
DO NOT:
under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Do not turn on slopes unless neces• Watch for traffic when operating near or
sary, and then, turn slowly and graducrossing roadways.
ally downhill, if possible.
• Use extra care when loading or
•
Do not mow near drop*offs, ditches, or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
embankments. The mower could
truck.
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
years and above, are involved in a
caves In.
large pementage of riding mower• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
related injuries. These operators
traction could cause stiding.
should evaluate their ability to operate
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
the riding mower safely enough to
putting your foot on the ground.
protect themselves and others from
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
seriousinjury.
slopes.
3
Ill. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them,
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline
and other fuels. They are flammable
and vapors are explosive.
-Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke,
-Never refuel the machine indoors.
-Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• 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 oft,
• 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,
4
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fue F
spillage. Allow machine to cool befor_
stodng,
• Stop and inspect the equipment if yol
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subje
to wear, damage, and detedoration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequen
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cu
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, a
use extra caution when servicing th*
• 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 rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so
that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse
and back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
_Look
for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions. It means
CAUTION!f! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_b CAUTION: 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.
,_ CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
_, CAUTION: Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply
with specifications of the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest
possible speed when on a slope. Too
heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
_b, WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_bWARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories 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 1.25GALLONS
CAPACITY UNLEADED
ANDTYPE: REGULAR
OILTYPE
SAE30(ABOVE
32°F
(API-SF-SJ): SAE5W-30
(Below32°F)
OILCAPACITY:3.0PINTS
SPARK
PLUG: CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
VALVE
RJ19LM OR J19LM
INTAKE:
.003"-.005"
CLEARANCE:
EXHAUST:.005"-.007"
GROUND SPEEDFORWARD:
(MPH):
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
REPAIR AGREEMENT
A Repair Agreement is available on this
product. Contact your nearest Sears
store for details.
CUSTOMER
1ST
2ND
1.1
1.4
3RD
2.2
4TH
3.3
5TH
4.4
6TH
4.9
REVERSE: 1.4
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
!4 PSi
12 PSI
CHARGING
SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
25
MIN. CCA: 190
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a newTrector. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, oaring 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 tl
engine's exhaust system is equipped wi
a spark arrester meeting applicable Ioc;
or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester
used, it should be maintained in effectiv
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 availabl_
through your nearest Sears service
center (See REPAIR PARTS section of
this manual).
6
Steering
Wheel
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
Steering
Wheel
Insert
ering
Sleeve
©
0
(1) Large Flat
Washer
t
Steering
Extension
Shaft
(1) Hex Bolt
3/8-16 x 1
(1) Lock
washer
3/8
@
(1) Hax Bolt
5/16-18 x 1-1/4
(1)
Locknut
5/16-18
Seat
(1) Washer
(1)Knob
_
17132 x1-3/16
x12
Gauge
For Future Use
Keys
(2) Keys
Video
Cassette
Slope
Sheet
Yournewtractorhas been assembledat the factorywit
parts left
unassembledfor shippingpurposes.To ensuresafe and properoperationof your
tractorall parts and hardwareyou assemble mustbe tightenedsecurely.Use the
correcttoolsas necessaryto insure propertightness.Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9/16" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2"wranch
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remm
any staples in skid that may punctu
tires where tractor is to roll off skid.
3/8_Lock
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 comers of carton, and lay
panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts
or cartons and remove.
_
_._F
_a/8
SteeringWheel
SteeringWh*
Insert
Hex Bolt
+,at
Was,
_*_
_';'_t,+
Tabs
Steering Boot /__
Ada"ter _
"
BEFORE REMOVINGTRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
5116-
_ /
Extension
Shaft
-------_'_'
i_,--
5116Hs
LOCKNUt
_-+ +,+- ++ !.
Lower
Steering_
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower
steering shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
#_
,
'
_-_
HOWTO
Bolt
_- ,,
_
Tab
, ,
Slot,.
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).
sl_cure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter
onto steedng shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
8
Ba_e_
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid, Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
Box
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.
8. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
J
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 discharge
guard up against tractor,
TO DRIVETRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of
other people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oi! 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 Ist gear.
8, Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly ddve 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 instructions that follow.
Seat
/
Seat Pan
_i
_i_'_ulder
_
Bolt
F,at
AdjustmentKnob=-
=:_
9
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cuttingresults,mower housing
shouldbe propedyleveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustmentssectionof this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
POSITION
OF
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion and mower blade drive
belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the
belts are routed correctly.
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.
v_ CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
-,fAll assembly instructions have been
completed.
V"No remaining loose parts in carton.
.4"Battery is properly prepared and
charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
vSeat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,,,tAil ti_'esare propedy inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
ovednflated at the factory).
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting
results. (Tires must be propedy inflated
for leveling).
,/'Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed propedy around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/'Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are prapedy
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
v" Engine oil is at proper level.
V" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
v"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.
10
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
A, =
BATTERY
CAUTION OR
WARNtNG
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
FORWARD
OIL PRESSURE
FAST
LIGHTS ON
SLOW
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
1
00=
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
_r_'l R N H
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
_(_)
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
L
HIGH
LOW
KEEP AREA CLEAR
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
c®)_I
PARKING BRAKE
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
11
KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
Compare the illustrations with your Iractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch
Ammeter
Ignition Switch
," .-
Lever
Plunger
Attachment
LiftLever
Thro_le/Choke
Control
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Clutch/
BrakePedal
Brake Lever
\
Gearshift
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards
Institute.
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
"_nddirection of tractor.
IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting an,
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to releas
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH -Turns the headtights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL - Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
AMMETER -Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-).
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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.
AttachmentClutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
Thrn_ttlrc_'Ch
eke .-":_'---/F_.._._
/
Clutch__'
Brake
Pedal I
'
I
__/'_Disengaged"
_
_f,
'_;_e(Position
_
_
'__'_. Parking
_
_
: ......
_/\
F?_._
Engaged
Gearshift
_/i_Lever
"Brake"
Position
STOPPING
_Disengaged'
Position
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 -
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
"backfire".
•Tum ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use,
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE 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.
• Move throttle control to slow position.
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
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.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches dudng 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 drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slewing 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 allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutcl'Vbrake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
_Ib,CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged" Position
f,
Lift Lever
High Position
• 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 traction with
the gmund and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
Low
Position
Guard
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BEFORE STARTINGTHE
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 necessan], add oil until "FULU' 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.
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 tile). 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.
_I, WARNING: Experience indicates that
alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract
moisture which leads to separation and
formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an
engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or
longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
,.._.CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
tiller neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
When startingthe engine forthe firsttime or if
the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra
crankingtime to move fuel from the tank to
the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting,read the warm and
cold startingproceduresbelow.
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: If at a high altitude(above 3000 feet)
or in cold tam!_ratures (below 32 F) the
carburetor fuel mixturemay need to be
adjusted for best engine performance. See
"ro ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service
and Adjustmentssection of this manual.
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MOWINGTIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be propedy 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 tdmming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distdbution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the dght so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the
second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
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RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator must
maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear. A
new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
1. Check engine oil level.
2. Check brake operation.
3. Check tire pressure.
4. Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for toose fasteners.
LUBRICATION
CHART
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_REFER TO MAINTENANCE "ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT: DO not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings, Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel
they must be lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
17sparingly'
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
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be pumhased 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.
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 flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is grade 8 heat
treated.
Mandrel Assembly
TrailingI
Up
Blade Center
Hole
Flat Washer,
Lock Washer
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Bol (I
*A Grade 8 heat_eated boltcan beident_ied
by sixlines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will
cause excessive vibration and eventual
damage to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need
a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied
with balaocer.)
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.
BLADE REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
5/8 'p
Center Hole
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BATTERY
Yourtractorhasa battery
charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life,
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent ho_es open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free, Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY ANDTERMINALS
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 fimt
then RED batte_ 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
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual),
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace baits 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
Onty use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc,) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oi! 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/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on
dipstick.
Oil DrainValve
Closed
and _
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CLEANAIRSCREEN
Airscreen
mustbekeptfree
of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dded gum fibers.
ENGINE COOLING FINS
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine
cooling fins to prevent engine damage
from overheating.
1. Remove screws from blower housing
and lift housing and dipstick tube
assembly off engine,
2, Cover oil fill opening to prevent entry
of dirt.
3, Use compressed air or stiff bristle
brush to thoroughly clean engine
cooling fins.
4, To reassemble, reverse above
procedure.
Screws Btower Housing
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
1. Remove cartridge nut.
2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent
debris from entering carburetor.
Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from entering 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 deteriorationof the
cartddge. DOnotoil cartridge. Do not use
pressurizedair to clean or dry cartridge.
Cover
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Screws
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Plug
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AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-deaner
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.
3.
4,
5.
Slide foam pre-cieaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a dean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oit.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace
pre-cleaner.
6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
7, Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
Nut
Base
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 fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor,
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
4. immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
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CLEANING
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.
all foreign
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Clean
engine,matter.
battery, seat, finish, etc.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc,
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
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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
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
f. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2" Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from
rear deck brackets by removing
retainer springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in
frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its
highest position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
Small R
SuspensionArms -",._';'-"'_
Square Hole
Clutch Spri
Link
Anti-Swa,
Retainer Springs
(Both Sides)
HousingGuide
Large Retainer Spring
2!
TOLEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
Adjustthemower
whiletractorisparked
onlevelground
orddveway.
Makesure
tiresareproperly
inflated
(See=PROD-
UCT 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
Bottomedge of
mowerto ground
mower to ground
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "D" directly in front and
behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length. Both links should be
approximately 10-3/8".
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links.
Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Trunni
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 I/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
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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 pulleys 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 pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
6. Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
4. Hoad 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 seP,'ice center.
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
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Nut "A"
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Mandrel
Pulley Idler
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
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 end nut "A"on brake
rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-I/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
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.
Clutchin
Transaxle
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TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steedng wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manua!.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel toein 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.
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.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY
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4UM3AUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate
explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and
smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protectionwhen around
batteries.
If your battery istoo weak to startthe engine, it
shouldbe recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the
MAINTENANCE section of this manual).
If "jumper cables"are used for emergency
starting,follow this procsdure:
IMPORTANT: Yourtractoris equipped with a
12 voltnegative grounded system.The other
vehical must also be a 12 volt negative
grounded system. Do not use your tractor
batteryto startother vehiceis.
TO ATrACH JUMPER 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 (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the SLACK
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.
Washers
Positive Terminal
Negative Terminal
Retaining
Axle
Cover
I
Square Key---'-"-"
(Rear Wheel Only)
Terminal
BaKery
Terminal
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REPLACING
BATTERY
diJICAU.T!ON:. Do not short battery
terminals Dy allowing a wrencn 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.
INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your
tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. 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.
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,
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_
/
:_
HeadlightWire
/
/ r-_
Connector
Seat F
\.
Battery
"_- _'_ -
Keps Nut_,
Positive
(Red) Cable
_
Hex Bolt
Negative
(Black) Cable
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.
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ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle controlhas been preset at the
factory and adjustmentshould not be
necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment
is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. W'_thengine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position.
Slowly move lever from choke to fast
position.
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2. Check that holes "A" in governorcontrol
lever and hole in governor plate line-up.
If holes "A"are not aligned, Ion_en clamp
screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned. Tighten clamp screw
securely,
Governor Control Lever
Governor
ControlPlate
Holes
,=A,I
TO ADJUST
Clamp Screw
Throttle
Cable
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is low
emission. It is equipped with an idle fuel
adiustingneedle with a limiter cap, which
allowssome adjustment withinthe limits
allowedby the cap. Do notattempt to remove
the limitercap. The limitercap cannot be
removed without breaking the adjusting
needle.
The carburetor has been preset at the factory
and adjustmentshould not be necessary.
However, minor adjustment may be required
to compensate for differencesin fuel,
temperature,altitude or load. If the carburetor
does need adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine givinga leaner fueVair mixture.
Turningthe idle mixture va/ve out (counterclockwise)increases the supply of fuel to the
engine giving a richerfueVair mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needle valve
and the seat in carburetor may result if screw
istumed in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING -
FINAL SE'I-FING1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine runningand shift/motioncontrol
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttiecontrol lever to slow
p(_tlon. With finger, rotate and hold
throttla lever against idle speed screw.
Turn idle speed screw to attain 1750
RPM.
3. While stillholdingthrottle lever against
idle speed screw, tum idle mixture valve
full travel clockwise then counterclockwise untilengine runs rough. Turn valve
to a point midway between those two
positions. Release throttlelever.
ACCELERATION TEST 4, Move throttlecontrol lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitatesor dies,
rum idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise) 1/8 tum, Repeat test and continue
to adjust, if necessary, until engine
accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop isfactory adjusted. Do not
adjust- damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine
governor,which is factory set for proper
engine speed. Overapeeding the engine
above the factonj high speed settingcan be
dangerous. If you think the engine-governed
high speed needs adjusting,contact a
Sears or other qualified service center,
which has proper equipment and experience
to make any necessary adjustments.
Idle Speed Screw
Lever
Idle Mixture
Valve with
Limiter
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled
to the carburetor when making carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle controlcable is
adjusted properly (see above).
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prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_1, CAUTION: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a period of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
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 periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see
"TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of
this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
51_fid_lffuels (ca31_gasohol
or using
using
or
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads 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.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
t. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Tum ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oi1.
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
protective cover that does not retain
moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposites from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also,
experiance indicates that alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1
_/ill not start
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
1. Fill fuel tank.
,2 See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start,
4. Bad spark plug,
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Dirty air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Replace fuel filter.
7 Water in fuel.
7. Drain fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Loose or damaged wiring, 8. Check all widng.
9. Carburetorout of adjustment 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
1O.Contact a Sears or other
10. Enginevalves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Enginewill not
turn over
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Drain fuel tank and refill
Stale or dirty fuel.
with fresh gasoline.
Loose or damaged wiring. 6. Check all widng.
Carburetor out of adjustment.7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
Engine valves out of
adjustment.
qualified service center,
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
9. Faulty operator presence
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 wiring.
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. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace batter
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
,
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
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. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
12. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean undersideof mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace 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 carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter,
10.Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
t t.Clean engine air screen/fins,
12.ClearVreplace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Replace
3. Tighten
Replace
blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Enginecontinues
to run
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
1. Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Poorcut-uneven
t.
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.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
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
_lower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CHART
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstructionin clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
ddve belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozenblade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travelspeed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneventire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11.Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
1. Remove obstruction.
2.
Replace mower drive belt.
i 3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10.Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11.Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON",
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check widng and connec
tions.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connec
tions.
3. Replace regulator.
(if so equipped).
Engine "backfires"
whenturning
',engine"OFF"
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.
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SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
AMMETER
FUSE
(OPTIONAL)
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CLUTCH/BRAKE
IGNITION
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W_ITE I
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(OPTIONAL)
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SL,_CK ;_
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IGNITION
UNIT
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SPARK
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GAP
PLUG
TWI_ CYL
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3_
FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID
SYSTEM
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NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR
IS
EQUIPPED
WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ABE NOT
CONNECTED
TO THE
BATTERY,
BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL
SOURCE.
BECAUSE
OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS
OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED.
AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM, AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED
UP. THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
IGNITION
pOSITION
OFF
M+G+AI
RUN/LIGHT
B+A1
RUN
START
B ÷8÷A1
S + AI
NONE
NONE
_
WIRING
INSULATED
_'
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CUPS WERE REMOVED
FOR
SERVICING
OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
TO
PROPERLY
SECURE YOUR WIRING,
31
_.,_
HEADLIGHTS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
"MAKE"
NONE
A2÷L
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SWITCH
CIRCUIT
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271530
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIP_ON
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 _ntedock Push-in
Harness Socket Light W/4152J
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6ga 11 • red
Cable Battery 6 Ga W/I 6 WIr red
Fuse 20AMP
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6ga 12• black
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
Switch Ig_ Delta Push-in
Key Ign Molded Craftsman, Delta
Hamess Ign
Bolt BIk Hex 1/4-20unc x 1/2
Cover TerminolRed
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular 6 AMP
Protection Wire Loop
144B25
74760412
156417
153664
166181
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
121305X
175566
140403
170217
71110408
131563
175141
121433X
141940
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
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TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271530
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
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29
28
54
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33
10
35
34
34
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TRACTOR-MODELNUMBER
917.271530
CHASSIS
ANDENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
28
29
30
31
33
34
35
37
38
51
52
53
54
55
57
58
145
206
208
209
212
- -
169831
169661
17060612
155272
155924X015
126471X
168348)(010
72140608
155927
145660
172107X010
74180512
73510500
159639X558
126938X
74780616
19131312
73800600
140434
140273X599
169465X558
136619
145244X558
145243X558
72110606
17490508
169834
73800400
19091416
144697
161464
1_
74780412
150127
156524
170165
17670608
17000612
156229
5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Lt Stamping
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Soddle SLKSCRE FLT BDL
Clip Insulator A06 Mtg Hole
Dash Slkscr PIm Mech Sym
Bolt RdHd Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 1
Panel Asm. Dash Lh
Ctip Tinnerman Gdlle P/L
Panel Dash Rh
ScrewMachTrhd5/16-18uncx3!4
Nu Keps 5/16-18unc
Hood Pnt Steel Pdvate Label
Bumper Hood
Bdt Fin Hex 3_-16 Unc x 1Gr. 5
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Nut LoCk Hex w/Ins 3/3-16 Uric
Griti/Lens Asm
Lens Grille Private label
Fender Pnt
Bracket Fender Support
Footrest Pnt. Lh
Footrest Pnt. Rb
Bolt RdHd Sht. Sqnk. 3/8-16 x 3/4
ScrewThdrol
5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Nut LoCk Hex W/Ins. 1/4-20
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Grtile LH
Screw Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket, Gd_le RH
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Air Duol Pdvate Label LT Engine
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt ShouJder 5/16-18 TF
ScrewThdrol.
3/8-16xl/2
Screw Hex WSh Thdro_ 3/8-16 BL
Insert Lens Reflective
Plug Button BIk .359 Dia, Choke
NOTE: All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
given in U. S.
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GROUND DRIVE
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52
17
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51
5
18
32
52
77
119
27
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TRACTOR
-- MODEL
NUMBER 917.271530
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
1
....
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
146682
123666X
12000(328
121520X
17060512
162240
131679
STD561210
195701X
19151216
74550412
STC551125
74490544
STD523710
STD541437
106933X
130804
STD541237
1 _o888X
19131016
STD561210
145204
71673
174973
STD523107
155071
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
131494
74760644
4470J
165838
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Dana4360-140
Spddg Return Brake T/a Zinc
Pulley Transaxle 18/20" tires
Ring Retainer # 5100-62
Strap Torgue 30 Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Bracket Saddle Shift T/a
Rod Shf Sd_ LY/YT Str Brk Zinc
Pin Cotter 1/9 x I Cad
Washer Plate Shf 988 Sq Hole
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16ga
Bolt 1/4-28unf Gr8 W/Patch
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds BIk
Rod Brake BIk Zinc 26 840
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga
Pin CoRe;"1/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt/Yt
Cap Brake Parking
Bracket Mtg Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18unc x 3/4
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 16 Ga
Pin Roll 3/16 x 1•
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc X 2-3/4
Specdr Split 395 x 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Idler
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
65
66
70
72
74
75
76
77
78
112
113
116
150
151
170
202
PART
NO.
19131312
127783
154407
1232_5X
STD523715
STD641437
STD541431
1(_710X
166709X
STD523712
160855
169691
1706G612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
19132012
1G9502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
19091210
127285)(
72110610
165850
19133210
173898
72110612
DESCRIPTION
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
Be,crank Clutch Gm Drv Sti
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc x 1-1/2
NutCrowntock 3/8-16UNC
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Link Clutch 7 66
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-19 unc x 1-1/4
V-Belt Gd Drive
Keeper Belt Centerspan
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover Pedal BIk Round
Pulley Eng CI Mesh 38deg LT/YT
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr 5
Washer Lock Hvy Hlol Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine
Golde BSh Mower Diive RH
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Spacer Axle
Washer 25/32 x 1 1/4x 16Ga
E-dng #5133-75
Key Square 2 O x 1945/1665
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/9 x 16ga
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga
StrapTorque
Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bushing Bellcrank Grd. Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8o16 x 1ol/2 Gr. 5
NOTE: Ati component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
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STEERING
L
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38
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STEERING
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
46
47
51
54
6_
63
65
66
67
68
79
80
82
85
PART
NO.
139768
154427
156483
157473
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
169832
10040600
136515
145212
156546
57079
16_395
165857
165851
154406
126847)(
136874
19131416
17060612
STD5612t0
130465
155099
152927
t 39769
19133812
7810H
100711L
145054X428
121749X
153720
121232X
6855M
73800500
74780520
167902
74780616
166B67
154404
72140618
169827
19132012
74950612
169835
133835
DESCRIPTION
Wheel Steering Opp Sears BIk
Axle Asm Front Lt
Spindle Asm Lh
Splnd_e Asm Rh
Washer Thrust .75 x 1.230
Washer 25/32 x 1_5/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer 27/32 x 1ol/4 x 16 Ga.
RlngFJip#T5304-75
Bearing Col Strg BIk
Dragllnk
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut Hexflange Lock
Shaft Asm Strg
Washer Thrust .515 x .750 x ,033
Support Shaft
Screw Hex Wsh Hd Torx
Shall Asm Pitman
Bracket Steering
Bushing Link Drag BIk LR
Gear Sector 22 Teeth
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin Cotter I/8 x 3/4 Cad
Rod Tte Wire Form 19.75 MeCh
Bushing Strg. 5/8 ID Dash
Screw
Cap Wheel Steer Opp Sears USA
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg.
BOOtSteedng Dash P/L MTL BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Extension Steering Non-adjust
Cap Spindte Fr Top BIk
Fitting Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/ths 5/16-18uric
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18uric
Steering Assembly
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16uric x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Axle
Bearing Arm Pillman
Bolt Rshd 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Brace Axle
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga
Bolt Hex Nylon 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bracket Susp Chasis Front
Fastner Christmas Tree
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S,
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
39
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ENGINE
©
3
.I
72
62
13
14
78
29
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
/
4
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271530
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
170645
17720410
.......
4
13
14
16
23
29
31
32
33
37
38
40
44
45
46
62
72
78
81
137352
165291
148456
STD551237
169837
137180
I09202X
158990
123487X
137040
148315
124028x
17670412
1700C612
19G91416
STD551131
71070512
17060620
73510400
DESCRIPTION
Control TWch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
En_ne (See Breakpown)
Bdggs, Model NO287707-1259-E1
Muffler Exh LT B&S 14HP IC OHV
Gasket Eng 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Tube.drain
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Shield Browning/Debds Guard
Kit Spark Arrestor (Flat Scm)
Tank Fuel Front 1 25
Cap Asm Fuel Sears Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Line Fuel20"
Plug. dreln
Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 ga
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hex Hd Cap 5/16-18 X 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
PART
NO.
140122
140_551
71110616
DESCRIPTION
Seat
9r_ck_tPWSt
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
4
5
6
7
_9131610
145006
ST[To41437
124181X
Washer Rat 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga
Clip
Push-In Hinged 3/8-16
LOCknutHexW/Wsh
Spdr_SeatCprsn2250B_kZi
8
9
10
17000616
19131614
174894
11
12
166369
121246X
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
t5
16
17
12124BX
72050412
t343Q_
121250X
123976X
BusY_S/_ap91klv_50/d
Boll Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20Xl -1/2
Spacer Sptl( 28x 96 Yel Zinc
Spring Cprsn I 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Screw 3/8=16
Washer
13/32 XX 1-1/2
1 X 14 Ga
Pan Se&t
21
22
24
25
171852
STD541431
19171912
127018X
SoltShld5/16-1BUnC.2Ag,_D
NutLockHex'W/Ins
5/16-18
Washer17/32Xt.3/T6X12Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Knob Seat Adj+ Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
NOTE: All component dimensions given In U, S.
inshes t inch = 25.4 rnm
42
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DECALS
14
3
16
10
13
12
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
6
156867
176675
171704
133644
7
9
10
177249
193204
149516
11
156439
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
Decal Dash lnst Oper English
Decal HP Engine
Decal HO_:_L_:jo
Decal Malnt Cust Sears
Domes_c
Decal Replcmnt Sears
Decal Fender Craftsman White
Decal Baften/Dngr/Psn
Eng
Acrne
Decal Danger Fender Eng/span
12
13
14
15
16
-----
490GJ
146046
177097
160396
163207
157199X428
138311
177089
177080
Decal Clutch,brake English
Decal V-Belt Dr Sch Tractor
Decal Panel Dash 6sp 42"
Decal V-Belt Sch
Decal Fender Sd 6/42
Pad Footrest
Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust
ManualOwners Engfish
ManualOwners Spaalsh
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
-*
59192
65139
1_o222X
59904
1(]6732X427
278H
9040H
106108X427
124635X
7152J
104757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
StemValue
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front Whfte Service
Fiffing Grease
Beadng Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 18x9 5-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle BIk 1 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (10 oz. tube)
DESCRIPTION
WHEELS ANDTIRES
3,g
/
,I _
-/i/
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
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LIFTASSEMBLY
13
2O
19
15
44
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER 917.271530
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STID624008
173288
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
169865
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Wire Asm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT
Shaft Asm Uft
Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc
E Ring #5133-62
Washer PItd 21/32 x 1 X 21ga
@eadng Nylon BIk 629 Id
Grip Han_e Fluted BIk
Button Plunger Red
Unk Lift LH
Link Lift RH
Retainer Spdng
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lock W/Wsh 1/2-13unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring Zinc
Bearing I:>vtLift
Nut Crownlcck 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions g_ven In U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271530
MOWER DECK
31
34
\
16
I
27
4
19
21
46
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.271530
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
165892
S'rD533107
138017
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
13
165460
6T{7o24008
13(_32
85_857
STC551137
140296
134149
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
STD5510_7
40
44
45
STD541437
140088
STD624003
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
RetainerSpdng
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1,25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel,
Vented (Includes Key Number
12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, Ball, Mandrel
Stdpper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
NutCrownlock5/16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Tndrol Washer Head
Washer, Spacer
Pufley,Mandtel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, Chdstmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Rat
Washer 15/32 x13/16 x16
Gauge
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
Retainer
46
48
49
137729
133944
174284
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
--
131340
ST1)541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
1690_2
165898
19091216
169670
169676
169674
169675
169671
169672
169669
17720410
72146614
130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Ro41erAssembly, Cam
Folower
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Beff
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Cardage Idler
Spdng Extension
SpdngRetumldler
RetainerSpringYellowZinc
Washer 9/32 x 5/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 in
Washer Flat 3/8" Type B
Spring Retainer
SpdngReterdlonLever
Spacer
RodClutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16unc x 1-3/4
Mandrel Assembly (Includes
Key Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31
and 32)
Mower Deck,Complete
(Standard Deck, Order
Separately Muncher Rate and
Gauge WheelC_npenents,
Key NOS, 101-106 and 111-121)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
Inches 1 Inch = 25.4 mm
47
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- MODELNUMBER
917.271530
DANATRANSAXLE-MODEL
NUMBER
D4360-140
20
21
22
24
25
27
32
8
54
/
/
48
49
5O
56
\
59
48
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DANA TRANSAXLE-MODEL NUMBER D4360-140
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
170981
2274J
3
4
5
134400
105904X
160940
6
7
138235
108727X
8
9
10
11
12
13
148266
146269
2225J
134793
"
148268
120415X
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
142674
170983
170986
I05909X
105910X
160942
160943
148267
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
138236
73810500
142676
2244J
105916X
12047OX
110070X
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
142677
142681
124644X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
36
2228J
37
170987
38
174255
39
124639X
DESCRIPTION
Housing,, Upper
Screw, Tapping, 1/4.20 X
.734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Tapping, No.
10-24 X .482
Ass, Kit, Shifter
V-R_'n
g
Bearing, Flange
Seal, Q_I
Ring, Retaining
ASSy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain,
.632 X 1.36 X .046
Key, Woodruff, NO. 9
Assy, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 12T
Ring, 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
Ass, Gear, Comb., t2T &
3J_-y
Shaft, Idler
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
120472X
105928X
170988
134394 *
120473X
142678
143697
12464tX
Spacer, .633
Sprocket,
9T X .87 X .755
Dear, Bevel, 36T
Assy, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur, 15T
Gear, Spur, 20T
48
49
50
51
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226J
52
53
13440t
2264J
54
55
56
160946
170990
160948
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 .03t
Axle, LH
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Splined
Ring, Retaining
57
58
59
60
110071X
120952X
170991
160950
Gear,
Shaft, Spur,
Cross32T
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idler
Axle, RH
61
62
63
64
65
66
170992
7294J
108989X
160952
t20954X
160953
67
68
138244
108996X
69
70
71
72
160954
120951X
174256
120416X
Housing, Lower
Disc, Br_ke
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, Anti Rotation
Grease
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm
•*
***
ZLCl
Use in various combinations to maintain
pro erclearances,
Or_ r Key No. 15.
Silicone Sealant to be applied between
Upperand LowerHouaings use Loctite
Ultra Gray Silicone 5699 or equivalent.
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271530
BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1
'_ REQUIRES SPECIALTOOLS
TO INSTALL. SEE REPAIR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
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BRIGGS & STRA'rroN ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1
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BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1
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BRIGGS & STRATI'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1
9_77
CA.
RBURE_R
GASKET
121 CARBURETOR
SET
104_
51_
137 0
276_--_
127_
634A_
OVERHAUL
276 _
634_
987_
117_
KIT
95
231%42_
1095 VALVE GASKET SET
358 ENGINE GASKET
3_
524 _
SET
842
868
6170
5_
NIKKI
121A CARBURETOR
J
51_
95A_
104A_
OVERHAUL
KIT
276A_
127A
lOSA 557A®
217_
127A
137A
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231A_
137A-_
369
105A_
977A CARBURETOR
1127A1_
276A _:_
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GASKET
SET
I
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-- MODEL
N UMBER 917.271530
BRIGGS & STRA'n'ON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
PART
NO,
496412
399265
391086
494238
691165
273260
495735
27803
691666
691328
692226
692406
692405
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
50
51
53
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
94A
95
95A
98
98A
104
690360
690946
690136
291675
692125
693557
222998
499284
499288
499292
495979
495854
495852
495851
495855
891299
498319
498320
692419
499940
692852
495856
495857
691279
691279
690456
691752
691968
690564
692421
496050
690193
692137,
690227
691149
690492
691674
690582
690661
690602
496030
695425
691636
690718
495800
695408
690525
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
, Seal-Oil (Magneto Sidel
Sump-Engina
Head-Cylinder
,,4- Gasket-Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
• Gasket-Breather
SCTeW(Breathe_ Assembty)
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
KeyoFlywheel
Piston Assembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.010 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.020 O.S.)
Piston Assembly (.030 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (Standard)
Ring Set-Piston (.010 O,S,)
Ring Set-Piston (.020 O.S.)
Ring Set-Piston (.030 O.S.)
Lock-Piston Pin
Pin-Piston (Standard)
Pin-Piston (.020 O.S.)
Rod-Connectir',g (Standard)
Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)
Screw (Connecting Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
Spring-Valve (Intake)
Spring-Valve (Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
Snnger-Governor/Oi)
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
Short Block (311707-0028E1 Replacement Engine)
Manifold-Intake
Or+ Gasket-Intake
Stud Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Maniold
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel Guard)
Bushing-Throttle Shaft
K{t-ld_eMixture
Kit-Idle Mixture
_ Screw (Throttle Valve)
_ Screw (Throttle VaNe)
Kit-Idle Speed
Kit-Idle Speed
Q Pin-Ftoat Hinge
KEY
NO.
t04A
105
105A
106
108
108A
108B
117
PART
NO.
694918
231855
694922
691780
690464
692344
695419
692408
692411
117A 695419
695416
121 690191
121A 695427
125 690194
125A
127
127A
130
130A
131
131A
133
133A
137
137A
141
695005
690727
691750
695418
494379
695421
494381
695914
281165
695426
495097
141A 495931
141B 695420
142
146
167
176
186
187
DESCRIPTION
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float Needle
Valve-Float Needle
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke(Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke(Choke-A-Matic)
Valve-Choke
Q Jet-Main (Standard)
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
(_ Jet-Main (Standard)
O JehMain High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor Overhau
(Walbro
Kit-Carburetor Overhau
(Nikki)
Carburetor
Carburetor (Nikki) (Service
wilh WaVoroGaCm_reto_)
Q Plug-Welch
O Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Kit-Throttle Shaft
Float-Carburetor
Float-Carburetor
O_: Gasket-Float Bowl
_t Gasket-Float Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual
Choke
Ktl-Choke Shaft Choke-AMatlc
Kit-Choke Shaf
_
Q
Q
Q
(_ Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Air Cleaner Stud Seal
• O-Ring Seal (Air Cleaner)
Connector-Hose
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
188 691693
Screw (Control Bracket)
192 691986
Adjuster-Rocker Arm
202
891841
Link-Mechan{cat Governor
209
692208
Sprin -Governor
216
691840
Link-_:hoke
217
695409
Spring-Choke Retum
222
694042
Bracket-Control
227
691374
Control Lever-Governor
231 691636
(_ Screw (Choke Vatve)
231A 690718
(_ Screw (Choke Valve)
232 691842
Spring-Governor Link
238
691843
Cap-Valve
240
394398
Filter-Fuel
265
891024
Clamp-Casing
267 695134
Screw (Casing Clamp)
RPM Settings:
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set. Key. No.
359
O
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit. Key.
No. 121 and 121A
t
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key,
No. 977 and 977A
+
Included in Valve Gasket Set. Key. NO.
1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
•
54
692412
691639
692297
691917
692317
691050
TRACTOR - MODEL NU MBER 917.271530
BRIGGB & STRAI-rON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 287707, TYPE NUMBER 1259-E1
KEY
NO.
276
276A
287
364
305
306
307
309
310
311
333
334
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
892255 _:_ Sealing Washer
695410 Ot SealJng Washer
691002
Screw (Dipstick Tube)
690844
Housing-BlOwer
690960
Screw (Blower Housing)
690499
Shield-Cylinder
691003
Screw(Cylinder Shield)
693551
Motor-Stader
690323
Screw/_Stader Motor)
497608
Brush Set
496859
Armature-Magneto
591061
Screw (Armature Magneto)
337
344
358
363
369
383
404
445
491055
693676
891580
19203
695422
69838
691691
496894
Spark PI_
Screw
(C ° _e Clamp)
Engine Gasket Set
Flywheel Puller
Spring-Float Bowl
Wrench-Spark Plug
Washer (Governor Crank)
Filter-Air Cleaner Cadridge
455
462
467
691173
691261
691888
Cup-Flywheel
Washer Stader Cable)
Knob-Air Ceaner
474
503
505
510
513
523
524
525
544
552
562
579
601
614
616
617
633
634
691063
691532
691251
693699
692024
692014
291370
691398
692034
491986
691119
691029
95162
691620
692612
692138
695414
690801
O
634A 690802
O
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
D_we-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Seal-Dipstick Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Armature-Starter
Bushing-Governor Lever
Bolt Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Stadsr Cabs)
Clamp-Rose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
O-Ring Seal (Intake Manifold)
Seal-Choke/Throttle Shaft
Seal*Spring Assembly
(Manual Choke)
Seal-Spring Assembly
(Choke-A-Matic)
Boot-Spark Plug
Spacer
Seal-Governor Shaft
Spring-Detent
Screw (Drive Cap)
Screw (Carburetor Shield)
Pin-Locating
Cover-Starter Drive
Clip-Wire
Clip-Wire
Screw (Starter Drive Cover)
Screw (Flywheel)
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Screw (Counterweight)
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
891335
691224
691002
691658
691284
691714
692423
691239
691096
693713
•
°
°
KEY
NO.
789
789A
797
801
802
803
830
842
847
851
868
871
875
877
883
914
934
947
947A
967
968
971
975
975A
977
PART
NO.
692037
695050
693167
691429
691286
693757
691095
691870
496415
692424
690968
690969
694942
393456
692236
690960
691058
497672
695423
272043
691916
692129
495933
695417
690192
977A 695428
967
987A
996
1005
1006
1019
1022
1023
1026
691326
690998
690678
695056
690452
496758
272475
691192
692003
692011
1029 691751
1034 690822
1036 695700
1051 691265
1058 274789
1090 691293
1091 691333
1095 691581
1119 691183
1127 691657
1127A695407
RPM Settings:
O
:t
+
DESCRIPTION
Harness-Wiring
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
• Dipstick/Tube Seal
Dipstick/Tube Assembly
Terminal-Spark Plug
*+ Seal-Valve
Bushing-Guide
Base-Air Cleaner
Wire-C0nnector/Aiternator
Gasket*Exhaust
Screw (RoCker Cover)
Screw Fan Retainer)
Solenoid-Fue
Solenoid*Fuel
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Screw (Air Cleaner Base)
Bowl-Float
Bowl-Float
Set-Carburetor Gasket
Walbro)
Set-Carburetor Gaske
(Nikki)
• Seal-Throttle Shaft
• Seal-Throttle 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
Cap-Limiter
Valve Gasket Set
Screw Alternator)
Screw(Foa
Bow
Screw (Ftoat Bowt)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No.
366
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key.
NO. 121 and 121A
Included in Carburetor Gasket Set, Key.
No. 977 and 977A
Included in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No.
1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
57
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
SIGHTING
GUIDE
_
_J_
FOR SIGHTING
_"
Operate your Tractor
SLOPES
FOR SAFE
OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gredually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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