Craftsman 917.270921 Owner`s manual

Owner's
Manual
£RAFTSMRN"
19.5 HP
ELECTRIC
START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.270921
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety Rules
and instructionsbefore operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
aboutthisproduct,Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty...............................................
Maintenance
2
Safety Rules .........................................
2
Product Specifications ..........................
5
Assembly ..............................................
7
Operation ............................................
11
Maintenance
Schedule .................... 178
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
.......................................
18
Service and Adjustments .................... 22
Storage ...............................................
29
Troubleshooting
.................................
30
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence,
improper storage or
accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
• Riding
equipment
LIMITED
90 DAY WARRANTY
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in matedal or workmanship and our testing determines the
battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home
warranty service on your Craftsman dding equipment is available at no charge for 30
days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30
days from the date of pumhase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman
riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will
still be available after 30 days from the date of pumhase but a standard trip charge will
apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCKAND
CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN
IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is
capable of amputating hands and feet
and throwing objects. Failure to observe
the following safety instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all
instructions in the manual and on the
machine before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to
operate the machine.
ESTATES,
IL 60179
• Clear the area of objects such as
rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be
picked up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
2
guard in place.
• Slow down beforetuming.
• Neverleave a runningmachine
unattended.Alwaystum off blades,set
parkingbrake,stop engine,and
removekeys before dismounting.
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
Do not tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could
•Tum
off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage of dding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover accidents, which
can result in severe injury or death. All
slopes require extra caution. If you
cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO:
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 comers, shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overtum the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the
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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.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep
equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs
with the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and detedoration,
which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution whenservicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overtum 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 tum on slopes unless necessary, and then, tum slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of other
•
•
•
•
people before mowing. Stop machine
if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult,
• Be alert and tum 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.
_CAUTION: Tow only.t.heatta.chmen.ts
are recommenoeo Dy ano comp_j
with specificationsof the manufacturer of
your tractor. Use common sense when
towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground
and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
_Look for this svmbol to point o_ jrpportant safety precaL,tions. It means _AuTIONlll BECOME AWARE!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
c.AeC.AUT.ION:
In .orderto.prevent acoinranstarting wnen semng up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
_I,CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
AWARN.ING: Th.e engi.nee.xha.us.t
from
this proouct conrains cnem,cals Known
to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
OILTYPE
API-SF/SG/SH):
SAE 30
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0PINTS
iSPARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
RJ19LM
VALVE
_DJUSTMENT
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND
SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
REVERSE:
5.5
2.4
TIRE
_RESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
10 PSI
CHARGING
;YSTEM:
3 AMPS BATI'ERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BATTERY:
AMP/HR:
30
MIN. CCA: 240
CASE SIZE:U1R
BLADE BOLT
TORQUE:
27-35 FT. LBS
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is
available on this product. Contact your
nearest Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under =Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
OR Jt9LM
.004"-.006"i
.007"°.009"
• L WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark
arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws,
Federal laws apply on federal lands. A
spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized
Service CentedDepartment
(See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
I
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a Craftsman Tractor. It has been
designed, engineered and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you expedence any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest Sears Authorized Service
Center. We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to
Service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor propedy.
Always observe the =SAFETY RULES".
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Seat
(1) Shoulder
Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(1) Knob
Keys
(2) Keys
Video Cassette
"-t
6
Slope Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassambled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 9116" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
(1) Tire pressure
drive ratchet
gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
TO REMOVE
TRACTOR
• Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock
washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten
securely.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• Remove protective materials from
tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove
any staples in skid that may puncture
tires where tractor is to roll off skid.
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
CARTON
• Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four comers of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Check for any additional loose parts or
boxes and remove.
Extension
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR
FROM SKID
A'n'ACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE
BOOT
EXTENSION
SHAFT
5/16
AND
• Slide extension shaft onto lower
steedng shaft. Align mounting holes
in extension and lower shafts and
install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut.
Tighten securely.
• Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to
secure.
INSTALL
STEERING
WHEEL
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
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5/16 HexBolt
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
CHECK BATTERY
• Lift hood to raised position,
• 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).
.=_._tf_=.
.
,-
;
Label
INSTALL
NOTE: You may now roll or drive you
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal•
• Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission
(See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual).
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
• Remove banding holding discharge
guard up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
(See Operation section for location
and function of controls)
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob•
_WARNING:
Before starting, read,
understand and follow all instructions in
the Operation section of this manual. Be
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure the area in front of tractor is
clear of other people and objects.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
• Race freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
the parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Release parking brake.
• Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
• Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
• Place seat on seat pan and,assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position
and sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Seat Pan
Adjustment
Knob
Flat
Washer
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INSTALL
• Slowly move the motion control lever
forward and slowly drive tractor off
skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place motion control lever
in neutral position.
•Tum ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously removed)
• Raise and hold deflector shield in
updght position.
• Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
• Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
• Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
=PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing
should be property leveled. See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
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.
_I_CAUTION:
Do not remove deflector
shield from mower. Raise and hold
shield when attaching mulcher plate and
allow it to rest on plate while in operation.
Mulcher
Shield
Latch
Hooks
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
DISCHARGING
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place. Your mower is now ready
for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory,
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
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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 REVIEWTHE
FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST:
•/
All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery is propedy prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6
amps).
/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
•/ All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
/ Be sure mower deck is properly
leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear
for
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR
TRACTOR,
PAY EXTRAATTENTION
TO
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS:
/ Engine oil is at proper level.
/ Fuel tank is fitted with trash, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
/ Become familiar with all controls o thei
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
/ Be sure brake system is in safe
operating condition.
/ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for
the first time. Follow proper starting
and transmission purging instructions
(See =TO START ENGINE" and
=PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the
Operation section of this manual).
best cutting results. (Tires must be
propedy inflated for leveling).
/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around
pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
/ Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in ddve position.
• 10
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
BA'I-rERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
REVERSE
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
OIL PRESSURE
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
R N
ATrACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
IGNITION
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
FORWARD
FAST
H
L
HIGH
LOW
SLOW
'_
L
MOWER LIFT
PARKING BRAKE
KEEP AREA CLEAR
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOWYOURTRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to famUiadze yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Attachment
Clutch LeVer
Ignition
Ammeter
Lever
Plunger
t
Throttle
Lift Lever
Clutch/
Brake Pedal
Height
Adjustment
indicator
Free Wheel
Control
Brake Lever
MoUon
Lever
Ourtractom conform to thes_e_
_anda_s
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER - Used
_theAmedcan
NationaIS_nda_s
FREEWHEEL
CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly
towing the tractor with the engine off.
IGNITION SWITCH o Used for starting
and stopp!ng the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to
release attachment lilt lever when
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.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH -Tums the headlights on
and off.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks
clutch/brake pedal into the brake
position.
THROI"rLE
CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER - Selects the
speed and direction of tractor.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask
over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR
TO SET PARKING
TRACTOR
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an Operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator to
leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
=BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in =BRAKE" position.
Make sure parking brake will hold
tractor secure.
Attachment Clutch Lever
Choke
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition
switch in any position other than "OFF"
will cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause =browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THRO'I'rLE CONTROL
=Engaged" Position
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
=Disengaged"
Position
rate.
Throttle
• Full throttle offers the best bagging
and mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Brake
=Engaged"
Clutch/
Motion
Control
Lever
=Disengaged'.
Position
STOPPING
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob
out. Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
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 motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
slow position and allowing engine to idle
before stopping may cause engine to
=backfire".
•Tum ignition key to "OFF" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
USe.
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever.
• Start tractor with motion control lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Release parking brake and clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT
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The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cuffing height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-112 to 4". The heights are
measured from the ground to the blade
tip with the engine not running.
These heightsare approximateand may
vary dependingupon soil conditions,
height of grass and types of grassbeing
mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, or
mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
AttachmentClutch Lever
=Engaged" Position
Lilt
Lever High
Pos_on
-Low
Position
GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground
when mower is at the desired cutting
height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper
position to help prevent scalping in most
terrain conditions.
• Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a
flat level surface.
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See =TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT* in the Operation section ef
this manual).
• With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in
appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 31
8 washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and
tighten securely.
• Repeat for opposite side installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Position
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_I=CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and do
not drive across any slope.
• Choose the slowest speed before
starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push clutch/brake pedal quickly to
brake position and engage parking
brake.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position.
IMPORTANT: The motion control lever
does not return to neutral (N) position
when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever to
slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
Locknut \
Gauge
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TO OPERATE
TO TRANSPORT
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt by
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift
control.
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by
placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Free wheel control is
located at the rear drawbar of tractor.
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
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• Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more
than two (2) MPH.
• To reengage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
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
ATFACHMENTS
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 _oad, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENIGNE
CHECK
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline
will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do
not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase
fuel in quantities that can be used
within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT: When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
help insure good cold weather start'tng.
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
filler 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
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds,
remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until =FULL" mark on
dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See =OIL
VISCOSITY CHART" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel
from the tank to the engine.
• Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral
(N) position.
• Move attachment
clutch to =DISEN-
GAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
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• Insert key into ignition and tum 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, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
• The attachments can be used dudng
the engine warm-up period after the
transmission has been warmed up
and may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32
F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need
to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURE-
WARM WEATHER
above)
TOR" in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• 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
below)
STARTING
(50 ° F and
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM UP
• Before ddving the unit in cold weather,
the transmission should be warmed up
as follows:
• Be sure the tractor is on level
ground.
• Place the motion control lever in
neutral. Release the parking brake
and let the clutch/brake
PURGE TRANSMISSION
A CAUTION:
Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
.
.
To ensure proper operation ana penormance, it is recommended that the
transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure
will remove any trapped air inside the
transmission which may have developed
during shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should your transmission
require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallao
tion before operating the tractor.
• Place tractor safely on level surface
with engine off and parking brake set.
• Disengage
transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling
position (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in
this section of manual).
• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to slow position; With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Move motion control lever to full
forward position and hold for five (5)
seconds. Move lever to full reverse
_osition and hold for five (5) seconds.
ep.eat this procedure three (3) times.
NOTE.
During this procedure there will
be no movement of ddve wheels. The air
is being removed from hydraulic ddve
system.
• Move motion control lever to neutral
(N) position. Shut- off engine and set
parking brake.
• Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in ddving position
(See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of manual).
slowly retum to operating position.
• Allow one minute for transmission to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine warm up period.
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• Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle control to half (1/2) speed. With
motion control lever in neutral (N)
position, slowly disengage clutch/
brake pedal.
• Slowly move motion control lever
forward, after the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet, slowly
move motion control lever to reverse
position. After the tractor moves
approximately five (5) feet return the
motion control lever to the neutral (N)
position. Repeat this procedure with
the motion control lever three (3)
times.
• Your tractor is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See =TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of
this manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that. clippings will
discharge away from Shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
performance and proper discharge of
material. Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give
the mower cutting performance as well
as the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments, select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance of the
attachment being used.
MULCHING MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
•
•
•
•
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the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn.
Always mulch with your highest
engine (blade) speed as this will
provide the best recutting action of the
blades.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
The best time to mow your lawn is the
early afternoon. At this time the grass
has dried and the newly cut area will
not be exposed to the direct sun.
For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
oft only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass
and mow slowly.
Certain types of grass and grass
conditions may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings. When doing a
second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.
Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.
f"
Check Broke Operation
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Check Tire Pressure
Check Operator
Presence
Interlock Systems
I_
Check for Loose Fasteners
IJ_
T
Lubrication
0
A
Check
Battery Level
SharperdRepiace
Mower Blades
1_7
Clean
Battery
Transexle
V'
_4
lind Terminals
I_
Cooling
Id/
Adjust Motion
Drive Belt(s)
Blade Belt(s)
T--on Tension
Check
Engine
_:
Oil Level
_
Change
Engine Oil
Clean Air Filter
N
Clean
G
Inspect Muffler/Spark
N
¥/
Chad
Check
DATES
and
T
R
R
SERVICE
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I_lr2r3
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Air Screen
Arrestor
V'
Replace Oil Filter (if equipped)
1_1,2
Clean Engine
_2
Cooling
Replace Spark Plug
Fins
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
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Fuel Filter
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more often when operating in dirty or dusty oondlflons.
3 - If equipped wilh oil filtm', change oil every 50 houri.
6 - Not required M equipped wI_ nMiintermnce-free battery.
7 - Tighten hont axle pivot bolt to 35 ft..Ibs, msxlmum.
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more often when
mowing In undy
IroN.
Oo not overtighten.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION CHART
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as
instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
Zerk
(DFront Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
All adjustments in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual
should be checked at least once each
season.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and
help your engine run better and last
longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
- _ Spindle
Zerk
Bearing Zerk
(i)General Purpose Grease
_Refer to Maintenance =Engine" Section
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
_ivot points which have special nylon
earings. Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
•
•
•
•
the self-lubricatincj bearings. If you feel
they must be lubncated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
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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
highestgear, 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 purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE SYSTEM
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working propedy. If your
tractor does not function as described,
repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in
the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat without first setting the parking
brake should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any
attempt by the operator to leave the
seat should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never
operate unless the operator is in the
seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpened blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
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flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
T--.=-- =.___ , ,_
Mandrel Assembly
===miy _uuu
'_
up
Blade
/
Center j_.
Flat Washer_',_.
Lock Was he.._'___.
_ Star
_P--- Hex Bolt (Grade)*_'_
*A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be idenl_fied
by six lines on the bolt head,
TO SHARPEN BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do be sure the
b ads s 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 acone
balancer, follow the instructions
supplied with balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold
the bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If blade is balanced, it should remain
in a horizontal position. If either end of
the blade moves downward, sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is
balanced.
5/8"
e
Center Hole
BATFERY
Your tractor has a battery charging
_/oStem which is sufficient for normal use.
wever, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend
its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
* Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep small vent holes open.
° Recharge at 6-10 amperes for I hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Addmg or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to =leak"
power.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
i Remove
terminal
battery from
tractor.guard.
Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BAI-FERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running Or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to sea s, do not use high
pressure water or steam to clean
transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan
blades are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt grass
c pp ngs and other materials. To
prevent damaQe to seals, do not use
compressed air or hi_]h pressure
sprayer to clean coohng fins.
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxie. Should the
transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in
cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your
engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running
low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of
operation or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one
year.
Check the crankcase oil level before
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level.
TO CHANGE
ENGINE
OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF, SG or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill. For approximate
capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate
reading. Keep oil at "FULL, line on
dipstick.
Oil
Drain,,. _
Air S_reen
Plug
_
O!L Fill
Dlpstsick _
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
20 chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and
stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
tion of the cartridge. Do not oil cartddge.
Do not use pressurized air to clean or
dry cartridge.
Cover
Knob
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other
extemal surfaces of the engine are kept
clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other
cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins
and extemal surfaces as necessary. Make
sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE:
Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
Wing
.Cartridge
Plate
Foam Pre-
Air Screen
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler
and spark arrester (if equipped) as it
could create a fire hazard and/or
damage.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filler. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or
every season. Service paper cartridge
every 100 hours of operation or every
season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
SPARK
PLUGS
dusty conditions.
• Remove knob(s) and cover.
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 ar(
shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
section of this manual.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
IN-LINE
•
•
•
•
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
• If very dirty or damaged,
cleaner.
FILTER
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filler in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
replace pre-
• Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
• Reinstall cover and secure with
knob(s).
TO SERVICE
FUEL
and clamps are propedy positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
CARTRIDGE
• Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate.
• Carefully remove cartddge to prevent
debds from entedng carburetor.
• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on
flat surface. If very dirty or damaged,
replace cartddge:
• Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts,
precteaner, cover and secure with
knob(s).
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge. They may cause detedora-
CIF_alPF_
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Clamp
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.
of all foreign matter.
Keep finished surfaces and wheels
Clean
battery,
free ofengine,
all gasoline,
oil, seat,
etc. finish, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED"
position.
•Tum
ignition key =OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
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.
right side of tractor.
• Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position.
• Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
• Roll belt off engine pulley.
• Remove small retainer spring, and lift
clutch spring off pulley bolt.
• Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out of
bracket.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor.
• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
• Disconnect anti-swaybar
from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
• Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs•
• Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
• Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under
tractor.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly
adjust your mower.
Retainer
AnU-Swa_
Link
Springs
Housing
Large Retainer
Spdng
Bracket
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TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
• 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
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not propedy
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.
at front than rear, tighten nuts up,
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 tums.
• 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.
• 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 tum of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge of
mower to around
Bottom edge of
mower to ground
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Suspension
lift Link Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
IMPORTANT:
Nut
ADJUSTMENT
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to
adjust both front links equally so mower
will stay level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance =D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
Front Links
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TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE
DRIVE BELT
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
sA"
The mower blade drive belt may be
replaced without tools. Park the tractor
on level surface. Engage parking brake,
BELT REMOVAL• Remove mower from tractor (See =TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
Jam Nut
this manual).
• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
• Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
- Operating
Arm
-
• Install new belt in reverse order of
removal.
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact your
nearest authorized service center/department
• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
• Install mower in reverse order of
removal instructions.
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom
side of left footrest.
• Remove mower CSee"TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual.)
• Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Carefully remove belt upwards from
transmission input pulley and over
cooling fan blades.
• Pull belt toward front of tractor and
remove downward from around
engine pulley.
• Install new belt by reversing above
procedure.
Mandrel
Pulley Idler
Pulls
\
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on
the side of the transaxla.
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal and
engage parking brake.
• Measure distance between brake
Engine Pulley_
Clutchingldler_
StaUonary Idler'
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
° If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen
jam nut and tum nut =A" until distance
becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut
against nut =A".
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated .above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stepping distance is still
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized
service center/department.
Transmission
Input Pulley _
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TRANSAXLE
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
The motion control lever has been preset
at the factory and adjustment should not
be necessary.
• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
• Start engine and move motion control
lever until tractor does not move
forward or backward.
• Hold motion control lever in that
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
not adjustable on your tractor. If damage
has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest
authorized service center/department.
TO REMOVE
neutral (N) (lock gate) position.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE:
If additional clearance is needed
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheel contains a square key - Do not
lose).
• Repair tire and reassemble.
• On rear wheels only: align grooves in
rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the
tractor still creeps forward or backward
while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
• Loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move the motion control lever 114 to
square key.
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• 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. "13resealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
112 inch in the direction it is trying to
creep.
• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
• Start engine and test.
• if tractor still creeps, repeat above
steps until satisfied.
Neutral Lock Gate
Ret_ning Ring
Washer
Axle
Cover
f"
Adjustment Bolt
TRANSMISSION
MENT
WHEEL
The front wheel toe-in and camber are
position and turn engine off.
• While holding motion control lever in
place, loosen the adjustment bolt.
• Move motion control lever to the
Motion Control
STEERING
I
Square Key-_''_
(Rear Wheel Only)
REMOVAL/REPLACE-
Should your transmission require
removal for service or replacement, it
should be purged after reinstallation and
before operating the tractor. See
"PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the
Operation section of this manual.
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TO START
ENGINE
WITH
A WEAK
BATTERY
CAUTION:
Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See
"BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER
CABLES
-
• Connect each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged
• Connect
battery.
the other end of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSIS GROUND,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
REPLACING
BATTERY
CAUTION:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,rings,etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first
to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
• Close terminal access doors.
• Close hood.
Hex Bolt
Terminal . ...:_:..........
REVERSE
Door ._'"
• BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
• RED cable last from both batteries.
(Red)
Cable
-Negative (Black)
C,able
Guard
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hoed.
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
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FUSE
Replace with 15 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY
• Raise hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace, reverse above procedure.
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (see =AIR FILTER" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of
this manual).
• Choke should be closed. If it is not,
loosen casing clamp screw and move
choke cable until choke is completely
closed. Tighten casing clamp screw
securely.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
Claml
Quarter
Choke Closed
Maintenance, repair, or replacement
the emission control devices and
of
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-read engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The throttle control has been preset at
the factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as
dascribed below before loosening cable.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. However, minor adjustment
may be required to compensate for
differences in fuel, temperature, altitude
or load. If the carburetor does need
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that swivel is against side of
quarter circle. If it is not, loosen cable
clamp screw and pull cable back until
swivel is against quarter circle.
Tighten cable clamp screw securely.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
adjustment, proceed as follows:
In general, turning the mixture screw In
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel
to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the mixture screw out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/
air mixture.
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable.
If adjustment is necessary, proceed as
follows:
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
are adjusted propedy (see above).
• With engine off turn idle mixture screw
_Choke
Lever
Casing
Clamr
Screw
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable and choke
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in (clockwise) closing it finger tight and
then tum out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4
to 1-1/2 turns.
FINAL SETTING
Idle Speed
-
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion
control lever in neutral (N) position.
• With throttle control lever in slow
Idle Mixture
Screw
Lever
position, hold throttle lever against idle
speed screw and adjust idle speed
screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM.
• While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
screw in (clockwise) until engine
begins to die and then turn out
(counterclockwise)
until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway
between those two positions.
• Continue to hold throttle lever against
idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200
RPM. Release throttle lever.
Idle Speed_
Lever _
_ixture
Screw
ACCELERATION TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture screw out
(counterclockwise) 118 tum. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates.
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set for
proper engine speed. Overspeeding the
engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-govemed high speed needs
adjusting, contact your nearest authorized service center/department, which
has proper equipment and expedence to
make any necessary adjustments.
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Immediately prepare your tractor for
storage at the end of the season or if the
tractor will not be used for 30 days or
more.
_. CAUTION: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for
a penod of time, clean it thoroughly,
remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store
in a clean, dry area.
• Clean entire tractor (See =CLEANING"
in the Maintenance
section of this
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace it necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
ethanol or methanol) can attract moistur(
which leads to separation and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while m storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or
storage container. A_ways follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank
and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINEOIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replac(
with clean engine oil. (See =ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual]
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to =START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
BA'R'ERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period Oftime in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage dudng 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
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter fuel hose, or tank during storage.
Also, experience indicates that a coho
blended fuels called gasohol or using
• Replace
OTHER
with new spark plug(s).
• Do not store gasoline from one seasor
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
warm.
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and exhaust areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Wilt not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Out of fuel.
• Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
• Engine flooded.
• Bad spark plug.
• Dirty air filter.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Water in fuel.
• Fill fuel tank.
• See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
• Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
• Replace spark plug.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and carbure
tor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment.
Service Adjustments
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
Hard to start
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Enginewill not
turn over
• Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed
• Attachment clutch is
engaged.
• Weak or dead battery.
• Blown fuse.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
in
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Loose or damaged wiring,
• Check all wiring.
• Carburetor out of adjustment. • See "To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service Adjustments
section.
• Engine valves out of
• Contact an authorized service
adjustment.
center/department.
• Depress clutch/brake pedal.
• Disengage
attachment
clutch.
• Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all widng.
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
• Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Engine clicks but
will not start
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loss ofpower
• Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
• Throttle in =CHOKE"
position.
•
•
•
•
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
• Set in =Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
• Adjust throttle control.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Loss of power
(Continued)
• Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
• Dirty air filter.
• Low oil level/dirty oil.
• Faulty spark plug.
• Dirty fuel filter.
• Stale or dirty fuel.
,; Water in fuel.
• Spark plug wire loose.
• Dirty engine air screen/fins.
• Dirty/clogged muffler.
• Loose or damaged wiring.
• Carburetor out of
adjustment.
• Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Loose/damaged
part(s).
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Clean/replace air filter.
• Check oil level/change oil.
• Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
• Replace fuel filter.
• Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
• Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
• Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
• Clean engine air screen/
fins.
• Clean/replace
muffler.
• Check all wiring.
• See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service Adjustments
section.
• Contact an authorized
service center/department.
• Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment
clutch engaged
• Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
• Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact an authorized
service center/department.
Poor cut - uneven
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
• Level mower deck.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace blade mandrel.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Mower deck not level.
• Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
• Bent blade mandrel.
• Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
• Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
• Wom/damaged
mower
drive belt.
• Frozen idler pulley.
• Frozen blade mandrel.
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• Remove
obstruction.
• Replace
mower drive belt.
• Replace
• Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Engine speed too slow.
• Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
• Mower deck not level.
• Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
• Worn, bent or loose blade.
• Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
• Mower drive belt worn.
• Blades improperly installed.
• Improper blades used.
• Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
•
- Switch is =OFF".
• Turn switch "ON".
Bulb(s) burned out.
• Faulty light Switch.
,, Loose or damaged wiring.
• Replace bulb(s).
• Check/raplace light switch.
• Check wiring and connec
tions.
• Replace fuse.
• Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
Loss of drive
• Place throttle control in
=FAST" position.
• Shift to slower speed.
• Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
• Level mower deck.
• Check tires for proper air
pressure.
• Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
• Clean underside of mower
housing.
• Replace mower drive belt.
• Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
• Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
• Bad battery cell(s).
• Poor cable Connections.
• Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
• Faulty alternator.
• Replace battery.
• Check/clean all connections.
• Replace regulator,
• Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
• Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
• Air trapped in transmission
• Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
• Replace motion drive belt.
• Replace alternator,
• Purge transmission.
during, shipment or
servicing.
Engine "backfires"
whenturnlng
engine
"OFF"
• Engine throttle control not
set at =SLOW*
position for 30 seconds
stopping engine.
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• Move throttle control to
=SLOW* position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
I
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
FUSE
STARTER
e_cK
WHITE
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AI(
L
I
.......
I
SOLENOID
i
i
CLUTCH I BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
SEAT SWITCH
NOT OCCUPIED)
IGNITION
SWITCH
I
/;
c
jfo
eL_<
(CLUTCH OFF)
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
TRE UGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BA'I-rERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WI'I'H ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
HEADLIGHTS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
---O'--
IGNmON SWITCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CUPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
55
Battery
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Btr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
HolddownBatteryFmnt Mount
Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4
Switch Interlock Push-In
Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J)
Light Bulb
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key, Molded
Harness, Ignition
Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Cover,Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular6 Amp
Protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter)
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18xl/2
163465
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
166182
4152J
4799J
146148
166180
73510400
145491
121305X
163968
140403
170217
71110408
131563
145673
121433X
141940
17490508
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
58
12
31
142
f3
3
2O8
74
36
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
CHASSISAND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1 169830
2 169061
3 17060612
5 155272
9 168337X013
10 STD533710
11 155927
12 145660
13 169117X010
17 144983X558
18 126938X
20 156437
23 124028X
25 19131312
26 S]O541437
28 166271X558
29 155217X599
30 164918X558
31 139976
37 17490506
38 169834
51 738(X)400
52 19091416
53 145201
54 161464
55 145202
57 STD552507
58 140547
60 72140606
64 154796
74 _1437
142 165867
143 154966
144 154207
145 156524
206 170165
207 17670506
206 17670608
-5479J
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawhar
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
BumperHood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Clip Tinnerman Gdlle P/L
Panel, Dash, RH
Hood Assembly
Bumber Hood
Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank
Bushing,Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
lock,nut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC
Grille
Lens, Gdlle
Fender/Footrast
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 TYT
Pivot Bracket Assembly, LH, Mower, Rear
Nut Look W/Insert 1/4 - 20 UNC
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga.
Bracket GdUe Pickoff LH
Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8
Bracket Gdlle Pickoff RH
Bolt FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75
Air Duct
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Dash LowerSTLT
NutCrownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Plate ReinforcementSTLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest STLT
Rod PivotChassLs/Hood
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18Tr
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Plug Button
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25A mm
37
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GROUND DRIVE
38
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GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
8
10
14
15
16
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
64
PART
NO.
......
165866
$1"D561210
10040400
74490544
S'[0541431
STD541437
130564
169498
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
145204
71673
169592
74760512
155071
120183X
19211616
1572H
131494
72110622
4470J
165838
19131312
127783
154407
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
S'IO523712
140294
169691
17060612
8883R
140186
71170764
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle (See Breakdown)
Hydro Gr 314-0510
RodShlftFenderAdjust
PinCotter I/8xlCAD
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
BoltHexFLGHD5/16-18GR.5
NutLockHexW/Ins.
5/16-18Unc
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc
Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13
Rod, BrakeHydro
Nut, HexJam 3/8-16Unc
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
BoltHexHd 5/16-18Uncx3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Beadng, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Bolt
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Idler
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
BellcrankClutchGmdDrvSTL
Retainer, Belt
Bolt
NutCrownlock 3/8-16UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Bolt Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, CenterSpan
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Gr. 5
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
65 STD551143
66 154778
70 134683
71 169183
72 19132012
73 169182
74 169496
75 121749X
76 STD581075
77 123583X
78 121748X
81 165596
82 165711
83 19171216
84 169594
89 164890X428
90 124346X
95 170201
96 4497H
116 72110610
150 165850
151 19133210
156 166002
158 165589
159 165494
161 72140406
162 73680400
163 74780416
164 19091010
165 165623
166 166880
168 165492
169 165580
197 169613
198 169593
199 169612
200 72140508
202 72110612
DESCRIPTION
Washer
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Guide Bolt RH Engine
StrapTorque Lh
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
StrapTorque Rh
Spacer, Split
Washer 25/82 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Ee_,_luare
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Shaft Asm Cross
SpdngTorsion
Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
LinkTransaxle
Console, Shift
Not Selt-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Control Bypass
Retainer Spring 1* ZinrJCad
Bolt Carr. 3/8-16 x 1.25
Bushing Be,crank Grd Drive
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/161D x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tappered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
NutCrownlockl/4-20 Uric
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr. 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x ,561
Plate Fastening Lt
Nyliner Snap-In
Washer Nyliner
Bolt Shoulder5/16-18UNC
Bolt RDHD SQNK 5/16-18UNC x 1
Bolt Can"SH 3/8-16 x 1-1/2Gr.5
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
39
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STEERING ASSEMBLY
--'-"--
63
_4_
3?---.._..Jp I
l
43
44
47
40
/
30
40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
STEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
I 139768
2 154427
3 169840
4 169839
5 6266H
6 121748X
7 19272016
8 12000029
9 3366R
10 169832
11 STD551137
13 136518
15 145212
17 156546
18 57079
19 160395
22 165857
23 165851
25 154406
26 126847X
27 136874
28 19131416
29 17060612
30 STD561210
32 130465
36 155O99
37 152927
38 139769
39 19133812
40 STD541537
41 100711L
42 t45054X428
43 121749X
44 153720
46 121232X
47 6855M
51 73800500
54 74780520
62 1679G2
63 74780616
65 16O367
66 154404
67 72110618
68 169827
79 19132012
80 74950612
82 169835
85 133835
DESCRIPTION
SteedngWheel
FrontAxle Assembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Beadng, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Beadng, Stee ringColumn
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Nut, Hexflange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Staedng
Washer, Thrust .515 x .750 x .033
Support, Shaft
Screw hex Wshhd Torx
Pittman Shaft Assembly
Bracket, Steedng
Bushing, Link, Drag
Gear, Sector
Washer 13/32 x 718x 16 Gauge
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Pin
Red,Tie
Bushing,Steering
Screw "1-1"
#10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Insert, Steedng Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge
Lock Nut Center 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steedng Wheel
Boot, Steedng Dash P/L Mtl BIk
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
ExtensionSteedng Non-Adjust
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt Rn Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Kit, Steedng Assembly, Service
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 uric. x 1 Gr. 5
Spacer Brace Axle
Beadng Arm Pittman
Bolt Rhnd Sqnk 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 Chassis Front
Fastener Christmas Tree
NOTE: AUcomponentdimensionsgiven In U.S. Inchss
1 inch= 25.4 mm
41
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ENGINE
32
29
OPTIONAL
Spark Arrester
EQUIPMENT
I
42
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
23
25
26
27
29
31
32
33
34
37
162152
17720410
.......
149723
144069
144068
138129
150176
145552
STD551125
$10522507
165287
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
169837
145996
73920600
152927
137180
157103
161696
123487X
106082X
8543R
38
.......
39
45
81
109227X
1_12
128861
DESCRIPTION
Control Thmt Paddle 32 22
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine (See Breakdown) Bdggs Model No, 461707-O145-E3
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 W/Sems
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Browning/DebrisGuard
ControlChoke
Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf
Screw l-r #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Fuel Guage STLT
Clamp Hose BIk
Spacer Pad
LineFuel
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
Pad Idler 1.75 x .75 x .06
Screw 3/8-16 x SMGML
Nut, Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U,S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
21
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1 140123
2 140551
3 71110616
4 19131610
5 145006
6 STD541437
7 124181X
8 17000616
9 19131614
10 155925
11 166369
12 121246X
Seat 3450 Blk,rolkCraftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/8-16 Uric
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/8o16 x 1.5 SMGML
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
13 121248X
14 72050412
15 134300
16 121250X
17 123976X
21 171852
22 STD541431
24 19171912
25 127018X
Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2
Spacer Split28 X 96 Zinc
SpringCprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
BoltShoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A
Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.
BoltShoulder 5/16o18 X 62
NOTE: NI component dimensionsgiven In U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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DECALS
7
6
1
4
11
2
2O
14
14
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
156439
163205
171696
171697
165392
133644
7
9
11
171809
1632O4
156811
WHEELS
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal Fender Danger Sears
Decal Fend Auto Sears Gold
Decal Hood Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Lh Craftsman
Decal Engine H/P
Decal MaintCustomer
SearsDom
Decal Replacement Srs
DecalFenderCraftsmanGold
DecalFenderSTLTHOper
Inst FJS
13
14
15
19
20
22
-------
146046
163259
160396
138047
166887
149516
169210
138311
165800X428
165799X428
173481
173482
KEY PART
NO. NO.
& TIRES
1 59192
2 65139
3 106222X
4 59904
5,8
4,10
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11
.°
106732X427
278H
•9040H
106108X427
122082X
7152J
104757X
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Dash Panel
Decal Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Battery Diehard Sears
Decal Deck Mower EZ3
Decal Battery
Decal By Pass Lt Hydro
Decal LiftHandle
Pad Footrest Lh STLT
Pad Footrest Rh STLT
Manual, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
DESCRIPTION
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, FrontTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim; Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Beadng, Flange (Front Wheel Only)
Rim,Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, RearTire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tim (10 oz, Tube)
NOTE: All oomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
LIFTASSEMBLY
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
8
i
l
I
l
/
I
I
I
/
13
6
12
4
19
32
13_
31
.Ill'°
F
32 j
46
15
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
31
32
PART
NO.
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
167253
73350800
130171
73800800
139868
163552
140302
73540600
DESCRIPTION
Uft Lever Inner Wire Asm,
Shaft Asm. Lift
PinGroove
E Ring
Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
Beadng Nylong
Gdp Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lift L,H,
Link Asm Lift R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion BIk Zinc
Nut Lockw/Wsh 1/2-13Unc
Arm SuspensionMower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift. Spherical
Nut Crownlock 3/8-24
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch= 25.4 mm
47
TRACTOR
MOWER
158
152
- - MODEL NUMBER
DECK
157
%
d
48
917.270921
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2709621
MOWERDECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
165892
STD533107
138017
4
5
6
9
9
10
11
12
13
165460
STD624_8
130832
850857
STD551137
140296
134149
129895
137645
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
128774
110485X
140329
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
134753
131267
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
157722
129963
153535
137266
STD533717
133835
131494
19131316
STD641437
140088
STD624003
137729
133944
155066
131340
STD541410
139888
131845
133943
155046
165723
DESCRIPTION
MowerHousing
Bolt
Bracket Assembly,Sway Bar,
Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42"
RetainerSpdng
Arm, Suspension,Rear
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching
Beadng, Ball
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Incl. Key Number 6)
Housing,Mandrel, Vented
Beadng, BalI, Mandrel
Stripper,Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Cardage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut,Crownlock5/16-18UNC
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spdng, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Weshar 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod,Hinge
ScrewThdmlRollingWshHd
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Fastner, ChdstmasTree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washor 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
Nut, Crowalock3/8-16UNC
Guard, Mandrel, L.H.
Retainer
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20x5/8
Washer, Hardened
RollarAseambly,CamFolldwer
Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt,Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idlar
Spacer, Retainer
KEY PART
NO. NO.
59 141043
67 149846
68 144959
92 STD541437
101 136420
102 71161010
103 19061216
104 $30551110
105 160793
106 2029J
111 155197
112 155196
113 17060512
114 73510500
115 72110504
116 4898H
117 165746
11873930600
119 19121414
121 143723
128 153390
129 19131312
130 S'10523710
131 STD533710
142 165890
143 157109
144 158634
145165888
146 165891
147 131335
148 169022
149 165898
150 19091216
151 169670
152 169676
153 169674
154169675
155 169671
156 169672
157 169669
158 17720410
159 S'rD533717
-130794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, Tuv Idler (94)
Knob Custom Oval
V.Balt
Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC
Cover Mulching 42" Black
Screw Truss Hd Phil10-24 x5/8
Washer#10
Washer Lock
Latch Asm Bagger
NutWeld
Bracket Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Hex Kaps 5/16-18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/16 UNC x 1/2
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge
Nut, Cmwnlock 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 718 x 14 Ga.
Bracket
Washer Felt
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Arm Spdng Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
BoltCarraige Idler
Spdng Extension
Spdng Return Idler
Retainer SpringYellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42"
Washer flat 3/8" Type B
SpringRetainer
SpringRetention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1-3/4
MandrelAssembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 32)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std deck
- order separately mulcher plate
components key nos. 101-106)
NOTE: Allcomponentdimensionsgiven in U.S.inches
1 Inch = 25.4 mm
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HYDROGEARTRANSAXLE- - MODELNUMBER314-0510
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
HYDROGEARTRANSAXLE- - MODEL NUMBER314-0510
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170356
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
16
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
170363
170364
150771
170365
170366
170367
170368
170369
170370
170371
32
170389
33
142991
34
35
170390
170391
36
170392
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170396
150797
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
170397
170398
170999
170400
170401
170202
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
170405
170406
142977
142978
150798
170407
OESCRIPTION
MainHousing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Assembly
Swashpiate,TrunionMachined
Block - Assembly
Sealant 10.50z
Hex Flange Screw1/4-20 X1.25
Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Double End
Shaft, Input
Ring-Retaining
Spacer
Ring-Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17mm Id X 40mm Od X
12nTn
HexFlangsHeadScrew5/1624X0.75
Lip Seal 18 X 32 X 7
Arm,Control
Beadng,30x52x13Thrust
Check Plug Assembly, Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion, 13t
10t/48tGear
Gear, 10tJeckshaft
60t Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X
.625
SleeveBeadng(Outboard)
.75x1.750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13
Thk
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key,
R.H.)
Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (Key,
LH.)
MlferGear(Splinsd)
MitarGear 15t (0.5 Id)
Shaft
Ring, SpiralRetalning
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet, Ring
Spdng, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw3/8-24 X2.5
Long
Rlter
Base, Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod, Bypass Actuator
Ann, Bypass
Retaining Ring .250 External
Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc
Flat Washer, 5/8 ld X 1.00d X
.05 Thk
RetainingRing
Beadng, CentarBIock
Spdug- Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
K]EYPART
NO. NO.
59
60
61
62
63
170408
142883
142881
142887
170410
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
142892
170411
170412
170413
170414
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
142884
74
75
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
142969
142980
150778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
86
87
88
90
93
107
108
161162
170425
170426
170427
170424
170429
170430
170431
170432
170433
109
111
112
113
116
119
120
121
170434
170435
170436
170437
170438
170439
170440
170441
122 170442
123 170443
124 170444
125
126
127
900
170445
170446
170447
166768
DIES(_IP_ON
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/
Patch,SpacialFlange
Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd. Belt 5/16-24-Ribbed
Arm, Brake
Slotted Hex Nut 5/16-24
Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
Compression SpringBrake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht .5 I.D. X 10.D. X
.032
Flat- Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8
O.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Assembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spdng, HelicalComp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut5/16-24Unjt(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, FrictionPack
Clip, Washer .316xl .50x.1046
(Rated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube
Hose, ExpansionTank
ExpansionTank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, Self Tapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
SpringClip- Housing Thrust
Deflector
Washer,Motor Shaft
.711dx1.15odx.030thk
Plug, Sae #6
O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D.
Shield,Vent
Bracket, Support ExpansionTank
SiliconSponge
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon
insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filtar-Bypass
Assembly
FilterAssembly
Fan - Pulley SePAce Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Transaxfe Complete
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
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304
51A
865
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391
392 432 _
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461767, TYPE NUMBER 0145-|
802
513
783
y
697
803
797
544
801
358 GASKET
634
1770
163_
51A9 0
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7
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54
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921
BRIGGS
KEY
NO.
& STRATTON
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
5A
7
7A
8
498583
399265
391086
493304
691162
691163
271867
271868
495754
9
10
10A
11
12
27803
690334
690366
280225
273390
271188
271189
13
15
16
19
20
23
24
25
27
28
28
94565
94239
690666
399264
291675
491180
222698
499180
499181
499182
499183
499184
49oj284
499186
499187
691299
488319
498320
29
29
32
33
498314
498541
691133
390420
34
35
36
40
41
42
45
46
47
48
50
51
51A
53
54
73
75
78
91
95
691302
65906
26828
221596
292260
494553
261368
691161
393415
498542
213290
271412
270884
690321
932(38
691438
225137
691134
693483
690718
26
ENGINE-MODEL
NUMBER
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly
Bushing/Seal Kit
Yr Seal-Oil
Surnp-Engine
Head-Cytinder#1
Head-Cylinder#2
.k. Gasket-Cylinder Head #1
"tr, Gasket-Cylinder Head #2
Bmathar Assembly
(Cylinder# 1)
.k_ Gasket-Braather
Screw (Breather Assembly)
Screw (Breather Cover)
Tube-Breather
"it Gasket-Crankcase
(.015" Thick. Std.)
_ Gasket-Crankcase
(.005" Thick)
"tr Gasket-Crankcase
(.009" Thick)
Scraw (Cylinder Head)
Rug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Bushing
./_ Seal-Oil
Flywheel
Key-Rywheel
PistonAssembly (Standard)
Piston Assembly (.01O"O.S.)
PistonAssembly (.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 Assembly. Piston (Std.)
Pin Assembly-Piston
(.005" O.S.)
Rod-Connecting(Standard)
" Rod-Connecting (.020 U.S.)
Screw (ConnectingROd)
Valve-Exhaust (Include(s):
494553 Keeper-Valve
(Ref. No. 42))
Valve-Intake
Spdng-Valve (intake)
Spdng-Valve (Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve(Exhaust)
Retainer-Valve (Exhaust)
Keeper-valve
Tappet-valve
Camshaft
Slinger-Oil
Shod Block
Manifold-Intake
-tr• Gasket-Intake
_r_ GaskeHntake
Screw (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Washer(Flywheel)
Screw (FlywheelFan)
Body Assembly-Upper
Screw (ThrottleValve)
97
98
102
104
105
107
108
109
117
461707,
PART
NO.
121
122
125
130
133
146
147
161
163
177
187
197
202
203
205
209
211
212
215
219
220
693485
807923
693509
693506
692078
693482
693505
693498
693538
693500
491539
281411
693479
693504
693512
94196
693506
691401
271411
271170
499167
690364
690570
280997
690322
691273
261563
693985
690481
394348
690412
222
227
235
240
244
258
267
278
297
304
305
306
306A
491282
491297
224995
394358
230318
94930
690316
691366
94289
691390
690960
6904141
690435
RPM Settings:
-k
•
,e
+
TYPE
NUMBER
0145-E3
DESCRIPTION
Shaft-Throttte
Kit-Idle Speed
• Gasket-Carburator Body
• Pin-Fleat Hinge
• Valve-FloatNeedle
Body Assembly-Lower
Valve-Choke
Shaft-Choke
Jet-Main
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Carburetor Kit
Spacer
Carburetor
Valve-Throttle
Float-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Jet-Pilot
Base-AirCleaner
-tr Gasket-Air Ctaaner
Seal-O-Ring
Line-Fuel (Cut to Length)
Screw (Back Plate)
Link-Mechanical Governor
Crank-Bull
Screw (Bell Crank)
Spdng-Govemor
Spdng-Govemor
Link-Throttle
Guide-Air
Gear-Governor
Washer-Thrust
(Governor Gear)
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Shield-Fuel Spray
Filter.Fuel
Connector-Hose (Pulse Line)
Screw (EngineSump)
Screw (CasingClamp)
Washer (Governor Lever)
Nut-Wing (Air FilterRetainer)
Housing-Blower
Screw (BlowerHousing)
Shield-Cylioder
Shield-Cylinder
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.
Included in Value Overhaul Kit,
Ref Number 1095.
'included in Fuel Pump Kit, Ref Number 861
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven In U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
307
309
310
311
332
333
334
337
358
383
386
391
392
404
423
425
432
433
434
435
441
445
447
449
474
482
510
513
523
525
527
535
544
552
552A
562
94930
497596
690323
497608
230674
394891
94731
802592
495868
89838
6934_0
693487
693491
690442
691100
94823
693492
693489
693493
693494
691176
394019
690297
94882
393474
93621
497606
398003
691385
690823
690423
272490
49760_
6905.53
690552
69031 t
569
572
573
592
601
615
615A
616
634
634A
635
637
643
689
697
725
726
741
783
789
797
272645
690415
690764
92278
95162
690328
690317
491530
690657
271013
66538
693510
496700
690555
93585
280866
391362
691285
693059
695050
94010
NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3
DESCRIPTION
Sorew (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Nut (Flywheel)
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set
Wrench-Spark Plug
0+ Gasket-Pump
Body-Pump
4)+ Sprh_'_PumpDk_ohragm
Washer (Govemor Crank)
Screw (Air Ciaaner Base)
Screw (Air Cleaner Cover)
0*- Cap-Spring
e+ Diaphragm-FuelPump
Cover-Diaphragm
Screw (DiaphragmCover)
Bracket-Oil Fill
Falter-Air
Screw (Air Guide Cover)
Screw (Oil Fill Bracket)
Altemator
Screw (Alternator)
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
Dipstick
Tube-OilFill
Clamp-Tiros
Rlter-Air
Am;atura-Startar
Bushing(Governor Crank)
Bushing (GovemorCrank)
Bolt-Carriage
(Governor Lever)
-/r Gasket-Base
Cover-Breather (Cylinder#2)
Plate-Back
Nut (Governor Lever)
Clamp-Hoea
Retainer (Governor Crank)
Retainer-Governor Shaft
Crank-Governor
-A-Seal-Governor Shaft
Washer-Foam
Boot-Spark Plug
Washer-Seal
Retainer-Air Filter
Spring-Friction
Screw (Drive Cap)
Shield-Heat
Gear-Ring
Gear-llrning
Gear-Starter
Widng Harness
Nut (Starter Terminal
KEY
PART
NO,
NO,
797A
801
802
803
807
822
847
851
859
861
865
865A
868
868A
869
870
871
693167
394860
497607
691427
693511
693497
495715
493880
693488
693502
691196
691197
497656
273312
261463
262924
261961
231218
393456
495901
393816
877
881
918
934
955
968
971
1005
1006
1019
1036
1051
1058
1081
1090
1095
1125
1132
1136
1137
1138
----
Nut(Starter Terminal)
Cap-Drive
Cap-Eod
Housing-Starter
Spacer
Washer-Seal (ThrottleShaft)
Dipstick/TubeAssembly
Terminal-Cable
0+ Diaphragm-FuelPump
Kit-FuelPump
Cover-AirGuk_e
Cover-AirGuide
Seal.Valve
Seal-Valve
Seat-Valve(Intake)
Seat-Valve(Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide(Exhaust)
Bushing-Guide(intake)
Wire-Alternator
P_,te-Cover
_Vacuum
(Cylinder-To-lmpalsePump)
(Cut to Length)
94627
Screw (Fan Retainer)
693513
Plug-Cart_Jretor
691207
Cover-AirCleaner
690720
Screw
(Uppar BodyTo LowerBody)
498157
Fen-F_e4
691247
Retainar-Fan
496726
Label Kit
694979
Label Kit-Emission
263080
Ring-Retaining
273688
Owner'sManual
280860
_ Seal-O-Ring .
497605
Retainer-Brush
498047
Gasket Set-Valve Overhaul
691104
Screw (Cover Plata)
690353
Screw (Oil Slinger)
690329
Screw
(Governor, Control Rod)
690390
Washer
(Governor, ControlRod)
690330
Nut (Governor, Control Rod)
445777-0027-E1 Replacement F__ne
RPM Sett_:
_r
•
•
+
DESCRIPTION
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-320
Included in Gasket Set, Ref Number 358.
Included in Carburetor Kit, Ref Number 121.
Included In Value Overhaul Kit,
Ref Number 1095.
Included in Fuet Pump Kit, Ref Number 861
NOTE: Allcomponent dimensionsgiven in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
56
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SIGHTING
GUIDE
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
O1
cO
I
I&
I
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
Operate when
caution
your Tractor
changing
updirection
and downonthe
slopes.
face of slopes (not I
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