Craftsman 917.271842 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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21.0 HP
ELECTRIC START
42" MOWER
AUTOMATIC
LAWN TRACTOR
Model No.
917.271842
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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
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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.
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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.
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• 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.
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Steering Wheel
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Steering
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Stee,.g \_/
Sleeve
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Extension
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Steedng
Wheel Adapter
Sha_
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Steering
(t)H_; B_lt
W"e°"n'°"
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_ washer
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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.
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Steering
Wheel Insert
_-_
Hex Bolt
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L_k Washer
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Washer
Steedng_-_'_
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Wheelf
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Steering Boot
Extension
Tabs
Shaft "-_._
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Steering -',_,
Lower
Shaft
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Adapter
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" 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.
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_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).
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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.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR 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.
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• The average lawn should be cut to
approximately 2-1/2 inches during the
cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and
better looking lawns, mow often and
after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO 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.
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• 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.
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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"
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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
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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_
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7. TiiLIhle_ ftoni &xle Fi_t boa _0 35 _.-I_. _
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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
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•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.
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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.
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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
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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
__
_
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(BothSides)--_,
_'_
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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_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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TRACTOR
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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
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0
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73
90O
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79
19
17
16
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93
107
58
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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
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TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917,271842
BRIGGS & STRATrON ENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707, TYPE NUMBER0147-E1
212 _
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51
523
205_
122_
Sl
441
449_S_
524 o
119_
394 391
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT
102__59
_4
276A_
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105_
9s_
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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
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425 _
9681
861 FUEL PUMP KIT
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
445
_30_
54
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.271842
BRIGGS& STRATI'ONENGINE-MODELNUMBER461707, TYPE NUMBER 0147-E1
802ti" "
513
783
797A
544
697_
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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
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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. Exercise extreme
caution
erate when
your Tractor
changingup direction
and downonthe
slopes.
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