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 3 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. 4 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". 5 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. 7 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 8 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. 9 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) 11 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. 12 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 13 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 _ Mounting Bracket_ _ _ _Fe_ " \ -.L_::::_. ' _\ ,/"..J _-_ _ / Gauge Wheel 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. 14 • 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. 15 • 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. 16 • 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 • • • • 17 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 li_ v' 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 li_ I_lr2r3 I_ 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 I_ II_2 Fuel Filter II_ 1 *CtMImgemorooflenwhenop4mtingui_det•heavyloldorJnhighamb_entle_tum$. 5*lfequip_oedwJlhadjultablesyllem, 2 - _ more often when operating in dirty or dusty oondlflons. 3 - If equipped wilh oil filtm', change oil every 50 houri. 6 - Not required M equipped wI_ nMiintermnce-free battery. 7 - Tighten hont axle pivot bolt to 35 ft..Ibs, msxlmum. 4 o RepLace b_de$ GENERAL 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. 18 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 19 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_ 21 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 22 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 23 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 _ 24 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. 25 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 26 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 27 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. 28 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. 29 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. 30 • • • • • • 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. 31 • 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. 32 • 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 ...... r -- )G i 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. 33 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 ELECTRICAL t I I s t t I i i 34 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 TRACTOR "' MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 GROUND DRIVE 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917270921 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 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.2709621 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 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 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 49 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 HYDROGEARTRANSAXLE- - MODELNUMBER314-0510 \ 5O 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 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER 0145-E3 46 2ES_ 1132 15 _ 52 1019 LABEL KIT I '1058 OWNER'$ MANUAL lk REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL SEE REPAIR INSTRUCTION MANUAL I TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 9172.70921 BRIGGS& STRATTONENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707,TYPE NUMBER0145-E3 51 _ 122 ( 304 51A 865 3O5 _ 102__ 97 637 911f109 _ _ 108 _ 859 391 392 432 _ _ 11036 LABEL KIT-EMISSION I 7s_ 9714' , "_ ,' lOS_ _ 117 q' 133_' 267"% 63 1006 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 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 _ SET 7 569 _ 54 7A 0 30 20@ 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 55 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.270921 BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE-MODEL 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 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HOME sM (1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi6ces 1-800-665-4455 For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 6 am - 11 pm CST, 7 days a week PartsDirectsM 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio 1-800-659-7084 For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1222 For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement: Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday, Saturday 1-800-827-6655 173481 12.3.99 MH Printedin U.S.A.