Owner's Manual JCRAFT$1qAW J 21.0 HP ELECTRIC START 42" MOWER AUTOMATIC LAWN TRACTOR Model No. 917.271842 • • • • Safety Assembly Operation Maintenance • Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Instructions before operating this equipment. For answers to your questions about this product, Call: 1-800-659-5917 Sears Craftsman Help Une 5 am - 5 pm, Mort - Sat Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, II 60179 Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.comlcraftsman Maintenance ....................................... 19 Service and Adjustments .................... 23 Storage ............................................... 29 Troubleshooting ................................. 39 Repair Parts ........................................ 34 Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover Warranty ............................................... 2 Safety Rules ......................................... 3 Product Specifications .......................... 6 Assembly .............................................. 8 Operation ............................................ 12 Maintenance Schedule ...................... 19 LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT PARTS For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is maintained, lubdcated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or workmanship. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman dding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This Warranty does not cover: • Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts and oil filters. • Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass. • Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the dding equipment, impacting objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over speeding the engine. • Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris, or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual. • Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within thirty (30) days of its purchase date. • Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes. A product is "used for commercial purpose" if is used for any purpose other than single family household dwellings or in usage where profit is made. LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY ON BATTERY For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this dding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery witl not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. Warranty service is available free of charge by returning your Craftsman dding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. In-home warranty service is available but a trip charge will apply. This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. TO LOCATE THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER OR TO SCHEDULE INHOME WARRANTY SERVICE, SIMPLY CONTACT SEARS AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. Sears, Roebuck end Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 2 IMPORTANT: This curt ng roach ne s capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructionscould result in serious/njury or death. II, SLOPE OPERATION I. GENERAL OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of• Read, understand, and follow all instructionsin the manual and on the control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe in ury or death. Aft stopas machine before starting. require extra caution, f you cannot back up • Only allow responsible adults, who are the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not familiar with the instructions,to operate mow it. the machine. DO: • C_earthe area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked • Mow up and down slopes, not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree up and thrown by the blade. • Be sure the area is clear of other people limbs, etc. before mowing. Stop machine if anyone • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the enters the area. machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Never carry passengers. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. while on the slope. • Be aware of the mower discharge • Follow the manufacturer's recommendirectionand do not point it at anyone. dations for wheel weights or counterDo not operate the mower without either weights to improve stability. • Use extra care with grass catchers or the entire grass catcher or the guard in other attachments. These can change place. • Slow down before turning. the stability of the machine. • Never leave a running machine • Keep all movement on the slopes slow unattended. Always turn off blades, set and gradual Do not make sudden parking brake, stop engine, and remove changes in speed or direction. keys before dismounting. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the • Turn off blades when not mowing. • Stop engine before removing grass blades and proceed slowly straight catcher or unclogging chute. down the slope. • Mow only in daylight or good artificial DO NOT: light. ° Do not turn on slopes unless neces• Do not operate the machine while under sary, and then, turn slowly and graduthe influence of alcohol or drugs. ally downhill, if possible. • Watch for trafficwhen operating near or • Do not mow near drop-otis, ditches, or crossing roadways. embankments. The mower could • Use extra care when loading or unloadsuddenly turn over if a wheel is over ing the machine into a traileror truck. the edge of a cliffor ditch, or if an edge • Data indicates that operators, age 60 caves In. years and above, are involved_n a large • Donotmowonwetgrass. Reduced percentage of r;ding rnower-related traction could cause sliding. injuries. These operators should • Do not try to stabilize the machine by evaluate their ability to operate the riding putting your foot on the ground. mower safely enough to protect them• Do not use grass catcher on steep selves and others from sedous injury. slopes. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-upwhich can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and bum. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage. 3 IlL CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or intedere 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. IV. SERVICE • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. - Use only an approved container. - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. -Never refuel the machine indoors. - Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. • Never carry children. They may fall Off and be seriously injured or intedere with safe machine operation. • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. • Never run a machine inside a closed area. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. • Never 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 stodng. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you stdke an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. • Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary. • Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. • Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. • Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. • Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across. • Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. • Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine, Tall grass can hide obstacles. 4 • Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. • If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly. • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. ,_.Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERTI!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. CAUTION: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug. ' CAUTION: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor. CAUTION: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications el 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. "Sres can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. _WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. ,_WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or ether reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS GASOLINE 3.5GALLONS CAPACITY UNLEADED AND TYPE: OILTYPE ',API-SF-SJ): OIL CAPACITY: Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". REGULAR SAE 3O (ABOVE 32°F) SAE 5Wo30 (BELOW 32°F) 3.0PINTS SPARK PLUG: IGAP: .030") GROUND SPEED (MPH): TIRE PRESSURE: CHARGING SYSTEM: BA'i-rERY: CHAMPION RJ19LM OR J19LM FORWARD: 5.5 REVERSE: 2.4 FRONT: 14 PSI REAR: 10 PSI 3AMPS BA'I-rERY 5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS AMP/HR: 30 MIN. CCA: 240 CASE SIZE:U1 R BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 27-35 FT. LBS REPAIR AGREEMENT A Repair Agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. _,WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an intemal 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). It 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 taws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears or other qualified service center. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor. 6 Steering Wheel j_ Steering / Stee,.g \_/ Sleeve _-J /J Extension _ __(1)Locknut _. Steedng Wheel Adapter Sha_ _ _ Steering (t)H_; B_lt W"e°"n'°" 7 _ tt _ washer _ a/a (1) Hex Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (1) Large Fiat Washer Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob For Future Use Keys 41 (2) Keys Video Cassette Slope Sheet Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassemble5 for sh_pping purposes. To ensure sale 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) 9/16" wrench (1) Pliers (2) 1/2" wreP_h (1) Utili_ knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton. 2. Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATFACH STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT ANO BOOT 1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 5/16 hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely. IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 18-22 ft. Ibe torque. 2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure. INSTALL STEERING WHEEL 3. Position |rent wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 4. Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter. 6. Assemble large flat washer, 3/8 lock washer, 3/8 hex bolt and tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill. IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid. ._ _ _ Steering Wheel Insert _-_ Hex Bolt _._____ L_k Washer fF'_._ ! _"LargeRat _=-_---_-___ ) Washer Steedng_-_'_ _JJ Wheelf _J _ Steering Boot Extension Tabs Shaft "-_._ _--_ Steering -',_, Lower Shaft , _- '3_ _ Adapter "' " Tab ' Slots HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR CHECK BA'n'ERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps. (See "BA'I-FERY" in Malntenance section of this manual for charging instructions). _'_"ff'" "" " Label INSTALL SEAT Adjustseatbefore tightening adjustment knob. 1, Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 2, Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pen so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan, 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which a_lowsyou to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely, Seat NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instructionbelow to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2, Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in freewheeling position to disengage transmission (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section of this manual), 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) • qLWARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area, Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline, 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position, 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11.Turn ignition key to "OFF" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. CHECKTIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual INSTALL MULCHER CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be propedy leveled. See TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. 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 muted 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. PLATE (If previously removed) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. /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 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. 10 _CHECKUST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ,/No remaining loose pads in carton. /" Battery is propedy prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps). ,I Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,I All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory). J Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. •/ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. / Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in drive position. WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRAATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT ITEMS: ,/Engine oil is at proper level. ,/Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. J Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine. 4 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). 11 These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR WARNING REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE FORWARD FAST SLOW k FUEL CHOKE MOWER HEIGHT LIGHTS ON PARKING BRAKE LOCKED N H ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED REVERSE IGNITION CLUTCH NEUTRAL AI_ACHMENT DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND OVER TEMP LIGHT MOWER LIFT UNLOCKED L HIGH LOW KEEP AREA CLEAR PARKING SLOPE BRAKE HAZARDS (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) DISENGAGED FREE WHEEL F_ET AWAY (Automatic 12 Models only) KNOWYOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Ught Switch Attachment Clutch Lever Ignition Switch Ammeter Lever Plunger Choke Control Throttle Control Uff Lever Clutch/ Brake Pedal Height Adjustment Indicator FreeWheel Control Brake Lever Motion Lever Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute, AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. A'I'FACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor. AI-I'ACHMENT 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 declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of tractor. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH -Tums the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THRO'I-FLE CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. 13 The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses. HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO BET PARKING BRAKE Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat withoutfirst setting the parking brake will shut off the engine. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" positfon and hold. 2. Piece 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. AttachmentClutchLever Choke Control • 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. _I=CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. TO USE THRO]-rLE CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. • Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. • Full threttle offers the best bagging and mower performance. TO USE CHOKE CONTROL 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 The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1, Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2, Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. , tgnition Key ThrotUe Parking Brake / _Engaged" Position Clutch/ Brake =Disengaged" Position =Brake" Position MoUon Contro/ Lever STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED" position. GROUND DRIVE brake intodrive, full "BRAKE" i To stoppedal ground depress position. clutch/ 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 - TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed. • Move throttle control to slow position. NOTE= Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to backfire". • Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. F 14 • 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 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. NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface. 1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CU'I-rlNG HEIGHT" in the Operation section of this manual). 2. 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, 3/ 8 washer, and 3/8-16 lecknut and tighten securely. 3. Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole. 3/8-16 Locknut.._ Wheel Mounting Bracket CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place. AttachmentCinch Lever=Engaged" i_ _'_ GaugeWheel_ "Disengaged" ._ PosiUon D_l/_dct °r TO OPERATE ON HILLS ACAUTION: Do net drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15= end 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 end 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. _ "_ _ • "_ Low Position f --F_'_- \ __ Attachemnt Lift LeverHigh Shoulder Bolt TO TRANSPORT 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. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control, 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. TO OPERATE MOWER Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut oft the engine. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control. TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control. 15 • 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 CARTSAND OTHER ATrACHMENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specificationsof the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tiras can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsed 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. ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank, Use fresh clean regular un eaded 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 heJp insure good cold weather starting. _,WARNING: Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, stad 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. ,_..CAUTIONj Fillto bo_,.om.ofgas !ank filler necK. uo nor ovenih, wipe otr any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame. TO START ENGINE When stadJng_ enginefor the firstlime or if the engine has runoct of fuel, it,,viiitake extra crankinglirne to move fuel from the tank to the engine. 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission engaged position, 2. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 4. Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. 5. Move throttle control to fast position 6. Pull choke control out for a cold engine stad attempt. For a warm engine stad attempt the choke control may not be needed. NOTE: Before sta_ng, read the warm and cold starling procedures below. 7. Insed key into ignition and turn key clockwise to "START" position and release key as soon as engine stads. DO not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not stad after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not stad, pull the choke control out and retry. WARM WEATHER STARTING (50' F and above) 8. When engine stads, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine stads to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control 16 in slowly. • The attachmentsand grounddrive can now be used. If the enginedoes not accept the load,rastartthe engine and aJk)wit to warm up for one n_nuteusingthe choke as describedabove. COLD WEATHER STARTING (50_F and below) 8. 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 smaU 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 end 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 driving the unit in cold weather, the transmission should be warmed up as follows: 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. 2. Place the motion control lever in neutral. Release the parking brake and let the clutch/brake slowly return to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period. • The attachments can be used during the engine warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed up end may require the choke control be pulled out slightly. NOTE: If at a h=ghaltitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. PURGE TRANSMISSION _,CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is running. To ensure proper operation and pedormanoe, it is recommended that the transmission be purged before operating tractorfor the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped a_r inside the transmissionwhich may have developed during shippingof your tractor. IMPORTANT: Should yourtransmission require removal for service or replacement, it should be purged after reinstallation before operatingthe tractor. 1. Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set. 2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 3. 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. 4. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for five (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for five (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times. NOTE: During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels. The air is being removed from hydraulic drive system. 5. Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- off engine and set parking brake. 6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in driving position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this section of manual). 7. 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. 8. Slowly move motion control tever 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. 17 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 pedormance 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 pedormance 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 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 recuftingaction 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 tbe 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. Max I/3" 18 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check Broke Opera_ I_ Check 13re Pressure (1_ Check Odemtor Pre=ence and Interlock Systems I1#/ i/ v" i/, Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades i/ v', Lubdca_:e Chart Check 8atter_ Lev_ Clean Beltely and TermlJ_ds Check Trar,.tmxleCooling v' v' v' Adjust _lede Belt(s) Te_Z_or_ Adjust Motion DriVe Belt(s) Tension Check Engine O_ Level Change En_r_ O¢ Clean ,&JrFilter Clean Air Screen v', v', [r_spect Muffler/Spark Attester Replace Oil Fitter(If equipped) =/= l/ i/ i/, v' Clean Eng_n_ Cooltng Fir,s Replc_,e Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Carttlege Replace FUel Filter 1 -C;lmr_ohen_opembrfgun_tahea_tloe_otiqNgharnb_qtm_tatums. 2 *_ r_m o_n v.4_ opembng _n _ly _" _ly co_r_ne. 3 - If equi_ed v*_lhod fAe_, ohenge oil _va_ 50 hrmnl. 5*ll_ipped_lhm:_uetab_Wlblm, 8. Not mqui_d _ K_Ji_ v_h mak4e_anc_fr_ 7. TiiLIhle_ ftoni &xle Fi_t boa _0 35 _.-I_. _ b_ery. Oo,',c4omd_h_n. LUBRICATION GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjectedto operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructedin this manual. Some adjustments will need to be made pefiedically to properly maintain your tractor, All adjustments in the Sewice and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season, • Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH USE 1. Check engine oil level. 2. Check brake operation. 3, Check tire pressure. 4. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. CHART (_FrontWheet Beating Ze_ •General purposeGrease _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 seJf-lubricatingbearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. 19 TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requiresmore than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustmentssection 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. • Avoidstumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent fiat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion. OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not functionas described, repairthe problem immediately. • The engine should not start unlessthe 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 shouldshut off the engine. • The attachment clutchshould never operate unless the operator is in the seat. BLADE CARE For best resultsmower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. BLADE REMOVAL 1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to b]edes. 2. Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown. IMPORTANT: To ensure properassembly, center hole in blade must align with star on mandrel assembly. 4. Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and fiat washer in exact order as shown. 5. Tighten belt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is grade 8 heat treated. Trailing Center, Lock Washe Hex Bolt \ Assembly Star (Grade)*_ *A Grade 8 heattreatedboltcan be identified by six lineson the bolthead. TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care shouldbe taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balaneer.) 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 Ix)It 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" BOlt or Pin Center Hole BA'n'ERY Your tractor has a battery chargingsystem which is sufficientfor normal use. However, pedodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. • Keep small vent holes open. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. 2O NOTE: The original equipment battery on yourtractor is maintenance free. DO not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS Corrosionand dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. 1. Remove terminal guard, 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroeum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for detedoratian and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary.The belts are not adjustable. Replacebelts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmissionfan and coolingfins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmissionis hot. To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle. • Inspect coolingfan to be sure fan blades are intactand clean. • Inspect coolingfins for dirt, grass clippingsand other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cooling fins. TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID The transexle was sealed at the factory and fluid maintenance is not required for the life of the transaxle. Should the transs,xleever leak or require servicing, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classificationSF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscositygrade according to your expected operating temperature. ......... j NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, lOW30 etc.) improve startingin cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumptionwhen 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 operationor at least once a year if the tractoris not used for 25 hours in one year. Check the crankcase oil level before startingthe engine and after each eight (8) hoursof operation. "13ghtanoil fill cap/ dipsticksecurely each time you check the oil level. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classificationSF-SJ. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pullout on the drain valve. 5. After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap ontoto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipsticktube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section ol this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. Closed_D and Position 21 a Oil DrainValve rainTube CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers. ENGINE COOLING FINS Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. Air guide covers must be removed. Remove side panels and hood (See TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge. 4. Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, precleaner, cover and secure with knob(s). IMPORTANT: Petroleum solvents, such as kerosene, are not to be used to clean the cartridge. They may cause deteriorationof the certddge. Do not oilcertddge. Do not use pressurized air to clean or dry cartridge. Plate TopAir Guide Cover"_-J-- Foam PreCleaner -_ Air Screen EngineCoolingF_ Air Guide Cover __ _ xx-_-'_ (BothSides)--_, _'_ \" AIR FILTER Yourengine will not run propedy using a dirtyair filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper certndge every 100 hoursof operation or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. 1. Remove knob(s) and cover. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER 2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge. 3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water. 4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. 5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. NOTE: If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner. 6. Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge. 7. Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s). TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE 1. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate. 2. Carefully remove cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor. 3. Clean certridge by tapping gently on flat surface. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in =PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. 22 CLEANING • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor ere covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life. etc. of all foreign matter. • Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of ell gasoline, oil, etc. • Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax. A CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Piece motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. 4. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than the mower deck is to be mounted on the tractor, remove the front links and hook the clutch spring Into square hole in frame. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual). If tires ere over or underinfleted, you will not properly adjust your mower. TRACTOR TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the rightside of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch in =DISENGAGED" position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. 3. Roll belt off engine pulley. 4. Remove small retainer spring, and lift clutch spring off pulley bolt. 5. Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket. 6. Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. 8. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms, Slide mower out from under tractor. Small Retainer Spdn Square Hole Clutch Spring Retainer S Anti-Swa ;prings (Both Sides) Guide Lar9e Retainer Spnng Bracket 23 SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance =A" on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other. • If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only. • To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side. • To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE:Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. Bottom edge of • To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "F' against trunnion on both front links. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. rel Both FrontLinksShouldbe Equalin Length Bottom edge of mow_; round Nut "_ _A Nut "E" Suspension Trunnion"r_ rm FrontLinks LiftUnk AdjustmentNut/ FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both front links equally so mower will stay level side-to-side. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 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. • Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length. • It links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. • To lower front of mower loosen nut =E" on both front links an equal number of turns. • When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front links. TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys end idler pulleys. 3. Pull belt away from mower. BELT INSTALLATION 4. Install new belt in reverse order of removal. 5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. 6. Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions. Mandrel Pulley ' Mandrel Pulley 24 TO ADJUST BRAKE Yourtractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the side of the transaxle. If tractor requiresmore than six (6) feet stoppingdistance at high speed in highest gear on a level dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be adjusted. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A"on brake red. 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut =A" until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retightan jam nut against nut "A". 4. Road testtractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than six (6) feet ]n highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest Sears or other qualified center. ENGAGED Jam Nut Clutching Idler Stationary Idlerj EnginePulley-- TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed 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: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. adjustment is necessary contact your nearest Searsor otherqualifiedcenter. TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installationguide decal on bottom side of left footrest. 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual.) Motion 2. Remove belt from stationary idler and Control clutching idler. 3. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 4. Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downward from around engine pulJey. 5. Install new belt by reversing above procedure. 25 Neutral Lock Gate Adjustment Bolt TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT 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. TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT ffyourbattery Lstooweakto startthe engine,it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY"in the MAINTENANCE sectionof thismanusJ). If =jumper cables" are used for emergency staring, follow this procedure: IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equippedwi_ a 12 voft negaWe grounded system. The other vehical must aJsobe a 12 voltnegate groundedsystem,Do notuse yourtractor battery to start other vehicles. TO ATFACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short against chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to good CHASSIS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructionsin the Assembly section of this manual. FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact your nearest Sears or other qualified service center. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheet removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. Replaca axle cover. NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry "Positive" (+) "Negative" (-) rot and corrosion. RetainingRing _r_, \ wastes IN/ff I _II REPLACING BATI'ERY Square Key _ (Rear Wheel Only) _QI,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. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. -,_F,- TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BA'n'ERY ,CAUTION: L.ead-acldbatteries generate exp*os_ve gases. Keep sparks,fla.,'_ and smokingmaterialsaway from batteries. Alwayswear eye protocUonwhen around batteries. 26 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt end keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Keps He:<Bolt Terminal -'_,.. Guard (Red) Cable Negative (Black) Cable TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractorto run poorly,stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check winng. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section. TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-infuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. H°_eadlight Wire ¢tor ENGINE Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission control devices and systems, which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized engine manufacturer's service outlet. TO ADJUST TH RO'I-I'LE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: 1. With engine not running, move throttle contror lever to fast position. 2. Check that swivel is against side of quarter cimle. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against quarter circle. Tighten cable clamp screw securely. Clamp Screw__ Quarter Circle TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. _. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. To replace, reverse above procedure. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as descdbed below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows: t. With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position. 27 2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and cadridge plate to expose carburetor choke (see "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 3. 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. 4 Reassemble air cleaner. Casing Clam Screw 3. 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. 4. Continue to hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM. Release throttle lever. ACCELERATION TEST5. Move throttle control lever from slow to fast position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result. IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the engine governor, which is factory set for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high speed setting can be dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact your nearest Sears or other qualified service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments. Choke Lever TO ADJUST CARBURETOR 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 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. IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and the seats in carburetor may result if screw is turned in too tight. PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable and choke are adjusted propedy (see above). 2. With engine off turn idle mixture screw In (clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns. FINAL SE'I-rlNG 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. With throttle control lever in slow position, hold throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 1200 to 1400 RPM. Idle Speed _ldle Mixture Screw Throttle Lever Idle Speed Throttle Lever 28 Idle Mixture Screw Immediately prepare yourtractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. _l_ 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. TFL_CTOR Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area. 1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting. BATTERY • Fugy charge the battery for storage. • After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging, • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATrERY 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 depesitas from forming in essential fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel hose, or tank during storage. Also, experiance indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of and engine while in storage. 1. Drain the fuel tank. 2. Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. • Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. • Use fresh fuel next season. NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable altamative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuet tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer. ENG|NEOIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance section of this manual). CYLINDER(S) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER • Do not store gasoline from one season to another. • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems. • If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. • Cover your tractor with a suitable 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 trector while engine and exhaust areas are still warm. 29 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Will not start CAUSE 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly. 3. Engine flooded. CORRECTION I. Fill fuel tank, 2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Dirtyfuel filter. 5. Replace fuel filter. 7. Water in fuel. 7. Drain fuel tank and carburetor. refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. B. Check all wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section, 10.Contact a Sears or other 10. Engine valves out of adjustment. qualified service center, Hard to start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Englnewlll not turn over 1. Brake pedal not depressed 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 3. Weak or dead battery. 4. Blown fuse. 5. Corroded battery terminals. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 7. Faulty ignition switch. Dirty airfilter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirtyfuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 6. Loose or damaged wiring, 6. Check all wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" it Service Adjustments section. 8. Contact a Sears or other 8. Engine valves Out of adjustment. qualified service center. Loss of power but 1. Depress brake pedal. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 2, Disengage attachment clutch, 3. Recharge or replace battery. 4. Replace fuse, 5. Clean battery terminals, 6, Check all wiring. 7. Check/replace ignition switch. 8, Check/replace solenoid or starter, 9. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center, 1. 2, 3• 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 8. Faulty solenoid or stader. Englnecllcks will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Weak or dead battery, Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring• Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 3O Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring, Check/replace solenoid or starter, 1, Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed, 2. Adjust throttle control. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART IPROBLEM Losaofpower CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Cutting too much grass/too fast. 2. Throttle in =CHOKE" position. 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. 7. Dirty fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 19. Water in fuel. 10.Spark plug wire loose. 11.Dirty engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 13.Lcose or damaged wiring. 14.Carburetor out of adjustment. 15.Enginevalvesout of adjustment. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with with attachment clutch engaged 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Poorcut-uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. 4. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 31 1. Set in "Higher Cut" position/ reduce speed. 2. Adjust throttle control. 3. Clean underside of mower housing. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5. Check oil levaVchange oil. 6. Clean and regap or change spark plug. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. 9. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter, 10.Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11 .Clean engine air screen/fins. 12.Clean/replace muffler. 13.Check all wiring. 14.See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments section. 15. Contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Replace blade mandrel 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged pads. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a Sears or other qualified service center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace blade mandrel. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART CAUSE PROBLEM Poor grass discharge CORRECTION 1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position. 2. Shift to slower speed. 3. Allow grass to dry before mowing. 4. Level mower deck. 5. Check tires for proper air pressure. 6. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. 7. Clean underside of mower housing. 8. Replace mower drive belt. 9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down. 10.Replace with blades listed in this manual. 11.Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. 1. Engine speed too slow. 2. Travel speed too fast. 3. Wet grass. 4. Mower deck not level. 5. Low/uneven tire air pressure. 6. Worn, bent or loose blade. 7, Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 8. Mower drive belt worn. 9. Blades improperly installed. 10.Improper blades used. 11. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. Switch is "OFF". Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. 5. Replace fuse. 5. Blown fuse. Ba_erywlllnot charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 3. Faulty regulator (it so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. Lose of drive Engine"backfires" whenturnlng engine "OFF" 4. Replace alternator. 1. Freewheel control in =disengaged" position. 2. Motion drive belt worn, damaged, or broken. 3. Air trapped in transmission during shipment or servicing. 1, Place freewheel control in "engaged" position. 2. Replace motion drive belt. 1. Engine throttle control not set at =SLOW" position for 30 seconds stopping engine, 1. Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. 3. Purge transmission. i i 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 SCHEMATIC r - i RSD FUSE (OPTION.'_-) I AMMETER _, :©_ L STARTE _ R , _l _..... _ (NOT SEATOCCUPIED) SWITCH _RvUND ,,_ NOTE YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM, THE LIGHTS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE, BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM, AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST. IGNITION HEADLIGHTS /NON-REMOVABLE CONNECTIONS 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 ELECTRICAL TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 16 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 8 10 11 12 16 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 3O 33 4O 41 42 43 45 52 55 163465 74760412 7603.1 145211 150109 145769 153664 175688 4152J 4799J 146148 175158 73510400 145491 1213O5X 175566 140403 178437 71110408 131563 178861 121433X 141940 17490508 Battery BoJt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Tray, Battery Bolt, Dtr Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Holddown Battery Front Mount Nut, Push Nylon Battery Front 1/4 Switch Interlock Push-In Harness, Light Socket (w/4152J) Light Bulb Cable, Battery Cable, Batte.3' Fuse Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric Cable, Ground Switch, Seat Switch, Ignition Key, Molded Harness, Ignition Bolt BIk Fin Hex t/4-20 UNC x 1/2 Cove_,Terminal S_enoid Amrneter Rectangular 6 Amp protection Wire Loop (Hour Meter) Screw Thdrol 5/16-18x 1/2 NOTE: AJlcomponent dimensldns given in U.S. Inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES 28 12 53 23 207 54 207 60 2OO 74 36 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 5 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 20 23 25 26 28 29 30 31 37 38 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 60 64 74 142 143 144 145 159 206 207 208 212 -- 174619 176554 17060612 155272 168337X013 STD533710 155927 145660 172107X010 17490608 144983X558 126938X 156437 124GZ8X 19131312 STC541437 178987X558 155217X599 175692X558 139976 17490508 175710 73800400 19091416 145201 161464 1452132 S]_552507 14(To47 721406_6 154798 STD541437 175702 154966 175582 156524 155123X428 170165 17670508 17670608 165919 5479J DESCRIPTION Chassis Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Bumper Hood/Dash Dash Bctt, Catriage 3/8-16xi Panel, Dash, LH Clip Tinnerrnan G ril!eP/L Panel, Dash, RH Screw Thdml 3/8-16 x I/2 Hood Assembly Bumber Hood Plate Mtg Batteq/Fuel Tank Bushing, Snap, Nylon, Fuel Line Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 UNC Gdlle Lens, Gdllo Feoder/Footrect Bracket, Fender/Suppor t Screw, Thdml, 3/16-18 x 1/2 TYT Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear Nut Lock W/Ir_sert 1/4 - 20 UNC Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga. Bracket Grille Pickoff LH Screw, Hex Wshd #8-18 x 7/8 Bracket Grille Pickoff RH Boll FinHex 1/4 -20 UNC X.75 Air Duct Boll Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4 Dash Lower STLT Nut CrownJcck 3/8-16 UNC Plate Reinforcement STLT Bracket Swaybar Chassis Bracket Footrest STLT Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood Cuphaloer Boll Shoulder 3/16-18TT Screw Tndrol 3/16-18 x 1/2 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2 Insert, Lens Plug Button NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 GROUND DRIVE _B 32 • 35 52 16 /_32 1 26 38 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 GROUND DRIVE KEY NO. PART NO. 1 ...... 8 10 14 15 16 19 21 22 24 Z5 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 55 57 59 61 62 63 64 65 DESCRIPTION Transaxle (See Breakdown) Hydro Gr 314-0510 165866 Rod Shift Fender Adjust STO561210 PinCotter 1/8x 1 CAD 1(_A04_0 Washer Lock H W Helical 74490544 Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/18-18 GR.5 STD541431 Nut Lock Hex W,'lns. 5/18-18 Unc STD541437 Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc 13KT-_64 Knob, Deluxe 1/2-13 169498 Rod, Brake Hydro 73350600 Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc 106008X Spdng, Brake Rod STD551037 Washer S]_r_61210 Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD. 175765 Rod, Parking Brake 71673 Cap, Parking Brake 169592 Bracket, Transaxle 74760512 BoitHexHri 5/16-18Uncx3/4 175578 Shaft, Foot Pedal 120183X Bearing,Nylon 19211616 Washer 1_ Pin, Roll 165936 Pulley, IdLer, Flat 74760648 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 3 175461 Spacer, Split 175556 Keeper, Belt Idler 19131312 W6sher 13/32x13/16x12Ga. 127783 Pulley, Iri[er, V-Groove 154407 Bellc_ank Clutch Grnd Dry STL 123205X Retainer, Belt $3]:F_23"/15 BoitRexHd3/8-16uncx1-1/2 STD541437 NutCrownlocit 3/8-16UNC STD541431 Nut, Crownlock 5/18-18Unc 105710X Link, Clutch 1057(_X Spring, Return, Clutch 14(_o94 V-Belt, Ground Drive 160091 Keepar, Center Span 17060612 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 8_83R Cover, Pedal 175410 Pulley, Engine 71170764 Bolt Hex 7/18-20 x 4 Gr. 5 ST1_51143 Washer KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 66 70 71 73 74 75 76 ?7 78 81 82 83 84 89 90 95 96 116 120 150 151 156 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 197 100 199 200 202 212 154778 134683 169183 189182 137C57 121749X STD581075 123583)( 121748X 165596 165711 19171216 169594 164890X428 124346X 17_01 4497H 72140608 73900600 175456 19133210 1660(_ 165589 165494 72140406 73680400 74780416 19091010 165623 166880 165492 165580 169613 169593 169612 72140508 72110614 145212 Keeper Bed Engine Hydro Guipa Belt RH Engine Strap Torque Lh StrapTorqueRh Spacer. Split Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ca. E-RIOg Key, Square Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ca. Shaft Asm Cross SpdngTorsion Washer 17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ca. Link Transa.xle Console, Shift Nut Seif-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc Control Bypass Retainer Spdng 1"Zinc/Cad BOltRDHDSQNK3/8-16X1 Nut Lock Rg 3/8-16 Uric Spacer Retainer Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ca. Washer Srtted 5/161D x 1.125 Bracket Shift Mount Hub Tappered Flange Shitt Lt Bolt Rrihd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5 NutCrowniockl/4-2OUnc BoitHexFinl/4-2OUncxl Gr. 5 W_sher 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga Br_lckel pivot Lever Screw 5/18-18 x 5/8 BoltShoulders/16-18x.561 Plate Fastening Lt NylinerSnatPIn WasherNyLiner Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18UNC Bolt RDHO SQNKS/16-18UNC x 1 Bolt RDHD SH 3/8-16 x 1o3/4 Gr.5 Nut Hex Fig Lock ROTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917o271842 STEERINGASSEMBLY i ..... -_-..._ j s 4O TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 STEERINGASSEMBLY KEY PART NO, NO, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 26 28 29 30 32 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 51 54 63 65 66 67 68 71 82 85 88 9O 91 139768 154427 169840 169839 6266H 121748X 19272016 1_ 3366R 175121 ST_o51137 13_518 145212 177876 126847X 19131416 1706(;612 S]_561210 130465 155099 152927 13_769 19133812 STITo41537 100711L 14,5_54X428 121749X 153720 121232X 6858M 73800500 74780520 74780616 160367 154404 72140618 169827 175146 169835 133835 175118 121749X 175553 DESCRIPTION SteeringWheel Front Axle Assembly Spindle Assembly, LH. Spindle Assembly, R.H. Scaring, Race, Thrust, Hardened Washer 23/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge Washer 27/3_ x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge Ring, Klip Scaring, Steering Column Link, Drag Washer, Lock Spewer, Bearing, Front Axle Nut, Hexflange Lock Shalt Assembly, Steering Bushing Link Drag Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 Pin Rod,Tie Bushing, Steering Screw 17- #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Insert, Steering Wheel Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 12 Gauge LOck NUt Center 3/8-24 UNF Adaptor, Steering Wheel Boot, Steering D_sh P/L Mtl SIk Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 G_',uge Extension Steering Non-Arijust Cap, Spinrile Fitting, Grease Nut Lock Hx W/Ins 5/16-18 UNC SClt Fin Hex 3/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc. x 1 Gr. 5 Spacer Brace Axle Scaring Ann Pithaan Bolt Rhnd Sq 3/8-18 x 2-1/4 Brace Axle Stsering Asm Bracket Susp Chassis Front Fastener Christmas Tree Bolt Shouleer 7/16-20 Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga Clip Steering NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 ENGINE 2 1_ 14 38 13 81 i _::::,1 i 12 32 31 33 <> 39 33 29 \ I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester 42 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 ENGINE KEY NO, PART NO, DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 23 25 26 27 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 45 81 170547 17720410 ....... 149723 144069 144068 138129 171877 145652 $317a51125 S]_522507 165287 148456 STD561237 17490624 169837 145996 73920600 152927 137180 157103 161696 123487X 1060__X 8543R 148315 109"_7X 1700_612 73510400 ControJThrot Paddle Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T Engine (See Breakdown) Briggs Model No. 461707-0147-E1 Muffler Exhaust Exhaust Asm. Left Exhaust Asm. Right ClampTube Double Engine Bolt 5/16 - 18 UNC X 3/4 w/seres Heat Shield Lt Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4 Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gasket Muffler Tube, Drain Oil Easy Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3,'8 Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl -1/2 Tytt S hield Browning/Debris Guard ControlChoke Nut Kepa 3/8-24 Unf Screw TT #10-32 x 5 x 3/8 Flange Arrestor Spark Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear Cap FuelGuage STLT Clamp Hose BIk Spacer Pad Line Fuel Plug, Drain Oil Easy Pad Idler 1.75 x ,75 x .06 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Nut, Kaps 1/4-20 Starter Nut NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 43 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 SEAT ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 140123 140651 71110616 19131010 145006 $1_541437 124181X 1_16 19131614 174894 166369 121246)( Seat 3450 BIIVblk Craftsman Brackel Pnt Pivot Seat (l_k) Boft Fin Hex 3/6-16unc X 1 W_sher 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga Clip Push In Hinged Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 3/6-16 Unc Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk ZJ Sc/ew 3/8-10 x 1.6 SMGML Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga Pan Pnt Seat (blk) Knob Seat Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 24 25 121248X 72050412 134300 121250X 123976X 171852 STD541431 19171912 127018X Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id BOlt Rdhd Shl Nk 1/4-20x1-1/2 Spacer ,Split28 X 96 Zinc Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc-2A Nut Hex Lock w/Ins 5/16-18 Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga, Bolt ShouJder 5/16-18 X 62 NOTE: All component dimensions g;ven in U,S. inches 1 inch _ 25.4 mm 44 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,271842 DECALS 1 7 6 2 4 11 2O 22 14 14 13 KEY PART NO, NO. DESCRIPTION KEY NO, PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 13 Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal DeCal 14 15 19 20 22 ------- 177289 160396 138047 172331 149616 16_10 138311 16582OX428 165799)(428 179206 179207 Decal Dash Panel Decal Mower Drive Schematic Decal, Battery Diehard Sears DecEdDeck Mower EZ3 Decal Battery Decal By Pass Lt Hydro Decal Lift Handle Pad Footrest Lh STLT Pad Footrest Rh STLT Manual,Owner's(English) Manual, Owner's (Spanish) 156439 177253 171696 171697 176682 133644 171809 179128 16..%o04 156811 146046 Fender Danger Sears Hood Side _ Rh Craftsman Hood Lh Craftsman Engine WP Maint Customer Sears Dora Replacement Srs Deck Fender Craftsman Gold Fender STLTH Opor Inst E/S V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E KEY PART NO. NO. WHEELS & TIRES 2_ 5,8 4,10 1 2 3 4 59192 65139 106222X 59904 5 6 7 8 9 10 106732X427 278H 9040H 106108X427 1220_.X 7152J 11 -- 104757X428 144334 DESCRIPTION Valve C_lp, ]3m Stem, Valve Tim, Front Tube, Front Tire (Not Provided, Service Item Only) Rim, Front Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Rim,Rear Tire, Rear Tube, Rear]3re (Not Provided, Service Ilem Only) Cap, Axle Sea!ant, Tire (10 oz. Tube) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 LIFTASSEMBLY 13 13 19 13 2O 19 15 46 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 LIFTASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 175150 159471 105767X 12C00(0 19_11621 120183X 125631X 122365X 139865 139866 STD624_8 173288 733508(X) 175689 73800800 139868 163552 169865 735406_) Lift Lever Inner Wire Asm. Shaft Asm. Uft Pin Groove ERing Washar 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga. Bearing Nylong Gr_ Handle Fluted Bufton Plunger Read Link Asm Lift L.H. Link Asm Lift R.H. Retainer Spdng Link Front Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trur_on Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc Arm Suspension Mower Relainer Spdng Bearing, P',.t. Lift. Tapered NUt Crownlock 3/8-24 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 rnm 47 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 MOWERDECK 34 48 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 MOWERDECK KEY PART NO. NO, 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 40 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1_ ST0533107 138017 Mower Hc_sing Bolt Bracket Assembly,Sway Ber, Front 165460 Bracket Sway Bar 38/42 _ STC624008 RetalnerSpring 130832 Ann, Suspension, Rear 850857 BoJt, Hex3/8-24x1.25Gr. 8 STD551137 Washer. LOCk 140296 Washer, Hardenab 134149 Blade,Mulching 137645 Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented (Ir_.KeyNumber6) 128774 Houalng. Mandrel. Vented 110485X Bearing, Ball. Mandrel 174493 Slripper, Mower Deck 721405C5 Bolt, Carriage 5/16-19 x 5/8 132827 Bolt, Shoulder 159770 Baffle, Vortex ST[_41431 Nut, CrewnlockS/16-19UNC 134753 Stiffener Bracket 131267 Bracket, Deflector 105304X Cap, Sleeve 123713X Spring, Torsion, Deflector 110452X Nut, Push 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 19111016 Wa_sher11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga, 131491 Rod,Hinge 157722 Screw Thdrol RottingWsh Hd 129963 Washer, Spacer 153535 Pulley,Mandrel 178342 Nut, Toplock, Flanged STD533717 Bolt 131494 Pulley, Idle,', Flat 19131316 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. STD541437 Nut, CrownJock3/8-16 UNC 140_68 Guard, Mandrel, L.H, STD624003 Retainer 137729 Screw, Thd, Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8 133944 Washer, Hardened 174284 Roltar As,sembly.Cam Follower 131340 Bolt. Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5 STD541410 LOCknut 139888 Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC 131845 Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake 133943 Washer, Hardened 155046 Arm, Idler 165723 Spacer, Retainer 59 67 68 32 101 102 103 104 105 106 111 112 113 114 t15 116 117 t 18 119 129 130 131 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 --- 141043 143246 144S5.9 S'1_541437 136420 71081010 13261216 S'RT_lltO 160793 2029J 179292 179293 17660508 7351(T_00 7211G505 4ffl_H 165746 73930600 19121414 19131312 STD323710 STD53,._10 165890 157109 158634 165888 171977 131335 169(_2 165898 19091216 169670 169676 169674 169675 169671 169672 169669 1772(_10 S_33717 130794 169583 DESCRIPTION Guard. Tuv Idlar (94) Knob Custom Oval V-Be9 Locknut, Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 UNC Cover Mulching 42" Black Sc_ewTrussHdPhi110-24x5/8 Washer #10 WasherLock Latch Asm Bagger Nut Weld BrScket Gauge, Wheel LH Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH Screw _16-18xI/2 Nut. Hex Keps 5/16-18 UNC Bolt. Cardage 5/16 UNC x 5/8 Bolt, Shoulder Wheel, Gauge Nut, Crownlock 3/8-1 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 14 Ga. Washer 13!32x13/16x12Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-19 UNC x 1 Gr5 BoitRrindSqnk3/8-16UNCx1 Arm Spdng Brake Mower Bracket Arm Idler 42" Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cabla PulleJylldlerFlat Boit Can'alge Idler Spring Extansion Spring Rat urn Idlar Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket Clutch Cable Clutch 42" Washer flat 3/8" Type B Spring Retainer Spring Ratanlton Lever Space,. Rod Clutch Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1/3/4 Mandrel Assembly (Ir_cludes Key Numbers 8-10.13-15. 31 anti 32) Replacement Mower,COml_eta NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 2: 0 "n 0 rrl (n'n ,',n m oO Zr.. U1 0 / 81 73 90O -rim o111 79 19 17 16 co to 93 107 58 _43 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 314-0510 KEY PART 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 32 170363 170364 150771 170365 170366 170367 170368 170369 170370 170371 1713389 33 142991 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 1703_0 170391 170392 150792 150793 150809 170393 170394 170395 170396 150797 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 170397 170398 170999 170400 170401 170_G2 170403 170404 53 54 55 56 57 58 170406 170406 142977 142978 150798 170407 KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Main Housing, Assembly Side Housing, Asseml_y Center Section, Assembly Swashplate, TnJnion Machined B!oct_- Assembly Sealant 10.50z Hex Flange Screw 1/4-20 X 1.25 Stud, 5/16-24 Hex Doubio Enrt Shaft, Input Ring- Retaining Spacer Ring - Retaining Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276 Ball Brg 17ram Id X 40ram Od X 12nTn Hex Flange Head Serew 5/1624X0.75 Lip Seal 18X 32 X 7 Arm,Control Searing, 36x32xt 3 Thrust Check Plug Assembly, Washer Shaft, Motor Gear- Pinion, 13t lot/48t Gear Gear, t0t Jackshaft 6ot Bull Gear Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X .625 SleeveSearing(Outboa,'d) .75x1.750x.625 Washer, 3/4 Id X 1-1/20d X .13 Lip Seal Axle Seal Shaft, Axle .75 X 11.39 (Key, R.H.) Shaft, Axle .75 X 16.99 (;<ey, LH.) Miter Gear (Splined) Miter Gear 15t (0.5 Id) Shaft Ring, Spiral Retaining Pin, Jack.shaft Magnet, Ring Spring, Bypass Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5 Long Filte¢ Base, Filter Actuator, Bypass Rod, Bypass Actuator Arm, Bypass Retaining Ring .250 Ex'le_l Seal, Lip .741 X .250 X .250 Tc Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X 1 .O Od X ,05 Thk Retaleir_gRing Bearing, Center BlOCk Spring - Helical Compression WaSher 20w-50 Oil Brake Yoke 51 59 60 61 32 63 170408 142883 142881 142887 170410 64 66 66 67 68 69 70 71 142892 170411 170412 170413 170414 170415 170416 170417 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 170418 142884 170419 170420 170421 170422 142969 142980 150778 81 32 170423 170424 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 03 107 108 161162 170425 170426 170427 170424 170429 170430 170431 170432 170433 1(;9 111 112 113 116 119 120 121 122 123 124 170434 170435 170436 170437 170438 170439 170440 170441 170442 170443 170444 125 126 127 g00 170445 170446 170447 166768 DESCRIPTION Rotor, Brake Broke Puck puck Plate Brake Actuating Pin Hfhcs 1/4-20x2 W/Patch, SpackdFlange Bolt, 1/4-20 X 1 W/Patch Spac_ Spring, Brake Arm BiaS Sq. Hd. Bolt 5/1 6-24-Ribbed Arm, Brake Siofted Hex Nut 5/16-24 Cotter Pin 3/32 X 3/4 Compressle_ Spring Brake AntiDrag Washer, Ht ,5 LD. X I O.D. X .032 Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/8 O.0 Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X _.5 Check Plug Assembly, .027,Washer Stud, 5/16-24 Friction Pack Puck, ,330 X 1.50 X .0975 Spring, Helicalcomp Spacer Hex Lock Nut 5/16-24Unjf(Nyion Insert) Wedge, Friction Pack Clip, Washer .316x1.50x.1046 (Plated) Pin, Standarrt Headless Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32 Tube HoSe, Expansion Tank Expansion Tank Cap - Poppet Valve Bolt, Salt Tapping 10-32 X 1/2 Puck, Inner Wedge Spring Clip - Housing Thrust Deflector Washer,Motor Shaft .71idxl.15odx.03othk Plug, Sae #6 O-Ring .07 X .301 I.D. Shield, Vent Bracket, Support Expansion Tank SiJiconSponge Fan, 7 In. Pulley Hex Lock Nut 1/2-20 (Nylon Insert) Wssher, Bellevi]io Belt Keeper Cent er Section- Filter-Bypass Assembly Filter Assembly Fan * Pulioy Service .Assembly Seal - O-Ring Kit Transaxio Complete NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER0147-E1 2,,! 52 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,271842 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707, TYPE NUMBER0147-E1 212 _ A 51 523 205_ 122_ Sl 441 449_S_ 524 o 119_ 394 391 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 102__59 _4 276A_ ^lO4_ 105_ 9s_ _ "_ _ 276_ 117 _ 807¢ 14_ 392_ 432_ 53 10_)5VALVE GASKET SET TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 BRIGGS & STRA'I-I'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707, TYPE NUMBER0147-E1 ,,_,o@ I 689 11 11036 EMISSIONS LABEL] 425 _ 9681 861 FUEL PUMP KIT 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 445 _30_ 54 603_ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 BRIGGS& STRATI'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1 802ti" " 513 783 797A 544 697_ 55 ! 79; _ TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,271842 BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER 461707,TYPE NUMBER0147-E1 KEY NO. 1 2 3 4 5 5A PART NO. 498583 399265 391086 493304 691162 891163 _A 8 9 10 11 12 12A 13 15 16 18 19 20 22 271867 271868 495754 27803 690334 691899 692287 692292 271188 271189 691651 690946 690668 495901 399264 291675 691184 22A 693972 23 24 25 691976 222698 499180 499181 499182 499183 499184 499185 499186 499187 691299 498319 498320 497912 498317 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 40 40A 42 45 46 47 48 691133 390420 691302 691597 691597 690656 691939 494553 261368 691161 691964 498542 50 51 51A 54 73 74 75 91 95 97 213299 692278 692219 93208 692527 691677 691058 693483 690718 693485 KEY NO, 98 102 104 105 107 108 109 117 119 PART NO. 807923 693509 693506 692078 893482 693505 693498 693507 693500 690720 121 122 693503 691928 Gasket-Crankcase .005 Gasket-Crankcase 1.015 Gasket-Crankcase .009 Screw (cylinder Head) Plug-Oil Drain Crankshaft Cover-Crankcase Kit-Bushing/Seal Seal-Oil (PTO Side) Screw (Crankcase Cover/ Sump) Screw (Crankcase Cover/ Sump) Flywhee_ Key-Flywhoel Piston Assembly (Std,) Piston Assembly (,010 =O,S.) Piston Assembly (.020" O.S.) Piston Assembly (.030" O.S,) Ring Set-Piston (Std.) 130 125 133 146 147 161 163 165 187 693504 693479 693512 691839 693508 691401 690273 693148 499167 Ring Ring Set-Piston Set-Piston Ring Set-Piston Lock-Piston Pin Pin-Piston (Std.) Pin-Piston (,005 Rod-Connecting Rod-Connecting Undersize) Screw(Connecting Valve-Exhaust 220 690412 222 691366 227 690762 235 691206 240 394358 267 690316 276 693510 276A693497 278 692810 279 690366 297 691331 DESCRIPTION BCylinder Assembly ushing-Cylinder • SeaJ-OII Sum -Engine He_- Cylinder No. 1 Head-Cylinder No, 2 o+ Gasket-Cylinder Head #1 o+ Gasket-Cylinder Head #2 Breather Assembly *+ Gasket-Breather Screw (Breather Assy,) Tube-Breather • Gasket-Crankcase • 188 691003 197 690364 202 690570 203 493230 205 690322 209 691273 211 691807 212 693544 212A690571 219 394348 I .010 .020 =O.S. _O.S, I (.030 "O.S,) =O,S,) (Std.) (.020" Rod) Valve-Intake Spring-Valve (Intake) Spdng-Valve (Exhaust) Retainer-Valve (Intake) Retainer-Valve (Exhaust) Keeper-Valve Valve Tappet Cam Shaft Slinger-Oi_ 304 690960 495588 305 306 690414 306A690435 307 691003 309 497596 310 690323 311 497608 332 691059 Short Block Replacement Engine 460707.2637-E1 Man told- ntake ._ Gasket-Intake • + Gasket-Intake Screw (Intake Manifold) Screen-Rota6ng Screw (Rotating Screen) Washer (Fiywheot) Body-U_pperr Carburetor Q Screw (ThrottJe Valve) Shaft-Throttle RPM Settings: Q + ± InC[udod 358 Inbludod No. 121 Inctoded Included O _ _ Q DESCRIPTION Idle Speed Kit Gasket-Carburetor Body Pin*Float Hin_a_e Valve-Roat Needle Body-Lower Carburetor Valve-Choke Shaft-Choke Jet-Main (Standard) Jet-Main (High Altitude) Screw (Upper to Lower Carburetor Body Carburetor Overhau Kt Spacer-Carburetor Vaive-Throftle Carburetor Float-Carburetor Key-Timing CI Jet-Pilot Base-Air C_eaner • Gasket-Air Cleaner Nut Ring Gear) L no-Fuel Cut to Requ red Length) Screw (Control Bracket) Screw Back Plate) L nk-Meohan cai Governor Crank-Bell Screw (Bell Crank Spring-Governor Sp bg-rin -Governed Idle Link-Throttle Link-Throttle Gear-Governor Bracket_((ontrol Washer CGovernor Lever) Control Lever-Governor Shield- Fuel Spray Filter-Fuel Screw Casing Clamp O+Sealing Washer (_ Sealing Washer Washer (Gov, Control Lever) Screw Valve Cover Nut ArFilerRetaner) Housin -Blower Screw _Ba'lower Hou,dng) Shield-Cylinder Shield-Cylinder Screw_Cyllnder Shield) Motor-Starter Bolt-Starter Motor Brush Set Nut (Flywheel) Low Seed: 1900-2100 High sp_Pleed:3OOO-32OO in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. in Carburetor Overhaul Kit, Key. in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095 in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. NO.861 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 56 TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.271842 BRIGGS& STRATFON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER 461707, TYPE NUMBER0147-E1 KEY PART NO. NO. 333 394891 334 691061 337 802592 358 495868 359 691077 363 691062 365 690321 373 691612 383 89838 391 693487 392 693491 394 693489 395 690481 404 690442 414 691872 425 691675 432 693492 434 693493 435 693494 441 691176 445 394019 447 690297 449 691044 474 691063 505 691029 507 691972 510 497606 513 692024 520 691084 523 691385 524 692532 825 690823 544 692034 551 690415 552 690553 552A690552 562 690311 573 696040 601 95162 615 690317 616 491530 629 262539 635 66538 643 496700 689 690555 691 690657 695 693149 697 691625 725 280866 726 391362 741 691285 742 690328 783 693059 789 695050 KEY PART NO, NO, DESCRIPTION 797 690958 Nut (Brush Retainer) 797A693167 Nut (Brush Retainer ) 801 691967 Cap-Drive 802 691286 Cap-End 803 691427 Housing-Starter 807 693511 _ Spacer-'flzroftle 842 271170 • O-Ring Seal (Dipstick Tube) 847 495715 Dipstick/Tube Assembly 851 493880 TerminaI-Sparkplug 859 693489 _:GasketCarburetor Pump 859A693490 _:GasketCarburetor pump 851 693502 Kit-Fuel Pain P 865 691196 Cover-Air Guide 865A691197 Cover-Air Guide 868 497658 Seal-Valve 868A 2733t2 Seal-Valve 869 691802 Seat-Valve (Intake) 870 691844 Seat-Valve (Exhaust) 871 231218 Bushing-Valve (Exhaust) 871 231218 Bushing-Valve (intake) 877 393456 Wire/Connector-Alternator 883 692282 • Gasket-Exhaust 918 393815 Hose-Vacuum (Cut to Required Length) 934 691058 Screw (Fan Retainer) 985 693513 Ping-Carburetor 967 272490 FiRer-PreCleaner 968 691207 Cover-Air Gleaner 971 691100 Screw (Air Cleaner Base) 1005498157 Fan- Rywhael 1006 691247 Retainer-Fan 1019496726 Kit-Label 1036695702 LabePErnlssions 1051 691265 Ring-Retaining 1058 274279 Owner's Manual 1090 691293 Retainer-Brush 1095 498047 Gasket Set-Valve 1119691183 Screw (Aitematur) 1132 690353 Screw (Oil Slinger) 1136 690329 Screw (Control Bracket) 1137 690390 Washer (Control Bracket) 1138 690330 Nut (Control Bracket) RPM Settings; Low Speed: 1900-2100 High Speed: 3000-3200 DESCRIPTION Armature-Magneto Screw (,Armature) Sparkplug Gasket Set Washer-GroundTarrninal Flywheel Puller Screw (Carburetor) Nut (Ground Terminal) Wrench-Spark Plug Body-Fuel Pure P O±Spring-Pump Diaphragm Q:_Dlaphragm-Carburetor Cover-Valve Chamber Washer (Governor Crank) Washer (Bell Crank) Screw (Air Cleaner Cover) O_Cap-Spring Cover Diaphragm Screw Diaphragm Cover) Bracket-Oil F Filter-Air Cleaner Cart_dge Screw(Air Guide Cover) Screw (Oil Fill Bracket) Alternator Nut (Governor Control Lever) Insulator Drive-Starter Clutch-Drive Terminol-Ground Dipstick • Saal-DipslJck Tube Tuhe-Dipstick Armature-Starter Cover-Valve Bushing-Governor Crank Bushing-Governor Crank Bolt (Governor Lever) Plata-Back Clamp-Hose Retainer-Governor Shaft Crank-Governor Spring-Throttle Return Boot-Sparkplug Retainer-Air Filter Spdng.-Friction , Seal-Governor Shaft Screw (Ring Gear) Screw (Ddve Cap) Shield Heat Gear-Ring Gear-Timing Retalner-ERing Gear-Pinion Harness*Widng _ + ± Included 355 Included No. 121 Included 1095 Included in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. in Carburetor Overhaul in Valve Gasket Set, Key. NO. in Fuel Pump Kit, Key. No.861 NOTE: A]I component dimensions inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 57 Kit, Key. given in U.S. 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL SIGHTING GUIDE "_ ._ CUT THe8 Ol 1_ greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. 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