Craftsman 917.254860 Owner`s manual

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MODEL NUMBER 917.254860
OWNER'S MANUAL
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Convertible
• Assembly
• Operation
• Customer
Responsibilities
• Service
• Adjustments
° Repair Parts
Caution:
Read and Follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CU'FI-tNG MACHINE tSCAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
1.
GENERAL
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before Starting.
Only allow responsible adults, who are famil{ar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.,
which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other peop/e before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse uniess absolutely necessary. Always
took down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place,
Slow down before turning.
Never [eave a running machine unattended; Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting.
Turn off blades when not mowing.
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OPERATION
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Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unc!ogging
chute.
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Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs,
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck.
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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. Neverassume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
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Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
Never allow chiidren to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching b{ind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
IV.
SERVICE
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Useextracareinhandtinggasolieeandotherfuels.
Theyare
flammable and vapors are explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fue! with the engine
running. Aliow engine to cooI before refueling. Do not
smoke.
Never refuel the machine indoors.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tatl grass can hide obstacles.
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Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you wilt not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
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Fottow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine,
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Keep all movement on the slopes stowand gradual Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope, ff tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
siope.
DO NOT:
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SLOPE OPERATION
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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children.
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DO:
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Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheet is over the edge
of a ctiff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass, Reduced traction could cause
stiding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground,
Do not use grass catcher on steep s{opes.
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.
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Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover
accidents, which can resuit in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot backup the stopeor if you feet
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
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CHILDREN
Keep nuts and botts, 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, i
Clean oit or fuel spiflage. Allow machine to coot before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting,
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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
rep ace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when nec- I
essary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut, Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation kequently.
Adjust and service as
required.
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tant
safety
precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!!
YOUR
LoOk
for this
sym bol to point out imporSAFETY
IS INVOLVED.
CAUTION"
Always disconnect
spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent
accidental
starting
when
setting
up,
transporting,
adjusting
or making
repairs.
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
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 your nearest Sears Service
Center/Department.
We have competent, welFtrained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
unit.
Please read and retain this manual, The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your unit properly,
Atways observe the "SAFETY RULES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917.254860
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER:
! 8.0
GASOLINE CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL TYPE (APFSG):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
OIL CAPACITY:
3.0 PINTS
SPARK PLUG:
(GAP: .030")
CHAMPION
STD361458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
EXHAUST:
GROUND SPEED (MPH):
FORWARD:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
REVERSE:
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
YOU SHOULD
RECORD
BOTH SERIAL
DATE OF PURCHASE
AND
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MAINTENANCE
A Scars
uct.
maintenance
Contact
KEEP
NUMBER
IN A SAFE
AND
agreement
Scars
is available
f
.004" - .006"
.007" - .009"
on this prod-
store for details.
RESPONSIBILmES
Foflowa regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your unit.
Foflow the instructions under "Customer ResponsibiD
ties" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual.
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
0.77
1.46
3.4t
4.34
5.57
1.07
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
14 PSI
t0 PSI
CHARGING SYSTEM:
5 AMPS BATTERY
3 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 F-F. LBS.
ON ELECTRIC
START RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this riding equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the
instructions Jn the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in mateda[ or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners and belts.
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Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails thorns, stumps, or glass.
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the¢ instructions contained in the owner's manual
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LiMiTED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For 90 days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the battery will not hotd a charge, Sears wilt replace the battery at no charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT
IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING
tN THE UNITED STATES.
THE RIDING EQUIPMENT
TO THE NEAREST
SEARS
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
SEARS,
ROEBUCK
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WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combus.tion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered
land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with
a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state taws (if
any)_ if a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in
effe,,tive working order by the operator.
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n the state of CaIifornia the above is required by taw
ection 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
ther states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on
federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
Read and observe the safety rules.
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RJ-19LM
PLACE
AGREEMENT
your nearest
CUSTOMER
WILL BE FOUND
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AND CO., HOFFMAN
3
ESTATES,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
SERVICE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY- RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ........................ ;.............. 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
..................... 3, 15-18
WARRANTY ...................................................................
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................
4
iNDEX .............................................................................
4
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................................... 5
ASSEMBLY ..............................................................
7-10
OPERATION ...........................................................
11-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 19-24
STORAGE ....................................................................
25
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................
26-27
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 29-47
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ..................................... 48-53
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................... BACK PAGE
iNDEX
A
Accessories ............................................ 5
Adjustments:
Brake ...........................................
21
Carburetor ...................................
24
Gauge Wheels ............................... 9
Mower
Front-To-Back ........................ 20
Side-To-Side ............... :.......... 20
Throttle Control Cable ................. 23
Air F;Iter, Engine ......................... ........ 17
Air Screen, Engine .............................. 17
Assembly .........................................
7-10
B
Battery:
Charging ........................................
8
Cleaning ......................................
17
Installation ..................................... 9
Levels .......................................
8,!6
Preparation .................................... 8
Starting with Weak Battery .......... 22
Storage ........................................
25
Terminals ....................................
t7
Belt:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
........... 21
Mower Blade Drive
Removal/Replacement
........... 21
Brade:
Sharpening ..................................
Replacement ...............................
Brake Adjustment ...............................
16
16
21
C
Carburetor Adjustment ....................... 24
ControFs, Tractor ................................. 11
Customer Responsibilities ............. 15- ! 8
Engine:
Air FiIter ...................................
17
Air Filter Foam Pre-Cteaner .... 17
Air Screen, Engine .................. 17
Battery .....................................
17
Cooling Fins; Engine ............... 18
Engine Oil ................................ 17
Fuel Filter ............................ :... 18
Spark Plugs ............................. 18
Tractor:
Blade .......................................
16
Lubrication Chart ..................... 15
Maintenance Schedule ............ 15
Tire Care ...... :.................. 8,16,22
Cutting Height, Mower ........................ I2
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Electrical:
O
Oii:
Interlocks and Relays .................. 23
Schematic .................................... 29
Wiring Diagram ............................ 30
Engine:
Air Filter .......................................
17
Air Filter Foam Pre-Cieaner ........ I7
Air Screen .................................... 17
Cooling Fins, Engine ................... 18
Oil Change ................................... 17
Oil Level ................................. 13,16
Oi! Type .......................................
17
Preparation .................................. 13
Repair Parts ........................... 48-53
51Starting .................................... t4
Storage ........................................
25
F
Filter:
Air Filter .......................................
t7
Air Filter Foam PreoOleaner ........ 17
Fuel .............................................
18
Fuel:
Type ............................................
13
Storage ........................................
25
Fuse ....................................................
23
G
Gauge Wheel Installation ......... :........... 9
H
Hood RemovaVInstallation .................. 23
L
Leveling Mower Deck ......................... 20
Lubrication:
Chart ............................................
t5
M
Maintena.noe Schedule ....................... 15
Mower:
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ........... 20
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ............. 20
Adjustment, Gauge Wheel ............ 9
Blade Sharpening ........................ 16
Blade Replacement ..................... 16
Cutting Height ............. _................ 12
Installation ...................................
19
Operation .....................................
13
Removal ......................................
19
Mowing Tips .......................................
14
Muffler .................................................
18
Spark Arrester .......................... 3,40
Mulcher Plate/Installation ................... I 0
Cold Weather Conditions ....... 13, t 7
Engine .........................................
17
Storage ...................... :................. 25
Operation .......................................
1I-t4
Operating Mower ................................ 13
Options:
Accessories ................................... 5
Spark Arrester .......................... 3,40
P
Parking Brake ................................ 11-12
Parts Bag ..............................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair
........... 29-47
Product Specifications ........................... 3
R
Repair Parts ..................................
S
29-47
Safety Rules ;........................................
2
Seat ......................................................
8
Service and Adjustments ............... 19-24
Carburetor ................................... 24
Fuse ............................................
23
Hood Removal/installation
.......... 23
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 21
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
...........
Mower Adjustment
Front- to-Back .........................
Side-to_Side ............................
Mower Removal ..........................
2!
20
20
19
T!re Care ............................. 8,t6,22
Slope Guide Sheet ............................. 55
Spark Plugs ........................................
t8
Specifications .......................................
3
Starting the Engine ........................ 13-14
Steering Wheel ................................ 7,21
Stopping the Tractor ........................... 12
Storage ...............................................
25
T
Throttle Control Cable
Adiustment .................................. 23
Tires ................................................... 8, t6,22
Trouble Shooting Chart ............... ...26-27
Transaxle:
Repair Parts ...........................
46-47
W
Warranty....: ..........................................
Wiring Diagram ...................................
Wiring Schematic ................................
3
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ACCESSORIES
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ATTACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available when the unit was purchased. They are also available at most Sears retait outlets,
catalog and service centers. Most Sears stores Can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAmNTENANCE
MUFFLER
AIR=FILTER
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
STABiLiZER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFOR[_ANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your vehicle. Many of these are [isted below with brief explanations of hew they can
help you. This Iist was current at the time of publication; however, it may change in future years - more attachments may be added,
changes may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be availabte or fit your model. Contact your nearest Sears store
for the accessories
and attachments that are available for your unit.
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching.
do not require additional hitches or conversion kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy tawn.
Tapered 2.5qnch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter
discs puncture holes in soi! at close intervals to let moisture soak
in, Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
BAGGER lets you collect grass clippings and teaves for a
healthier, neater _ooking lawn. Two Permanex containers hold
30_gallon plastic bags,
BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage.
CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus
_ccessories such as side panel kits, toe{ caddy, cart cover,
3rotective mat and doily.
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow
noisture and nutrients to reach grass roots. 36qnch swath. 24
qardened steel coring tips. I50 lb. capacity weight tray.
EASY OiiL DRAIN VALVE makes oil changes easier, faster.
FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower deck to
_educe chances of t'scalping" on uneven terrain,
3ANG H_TCH lets you tow 2 or 3 pull-behind attachments at
>nce, such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with
oilers, carts or other heavy attachments).
3AUGE WHEELS on both sides of the mowei" deck reduce
_'hances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. For mower decks not
;o equipped.
V]ULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
hatted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring
ine teeth. Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available
or front or rear mounting.
HIGH PERFORm#lANCE REEL_,CTION SPRING TtNE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide
_ath and tosses thatch into large hopper, Mounts behindtracter.
SNOWTH ROWER has 40-inch swath. Drum-type augerhandles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement. Discharge ehute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear
drawbar weight,)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source.
Includes booms for
automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand
has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers.
SPREADERlSEEDERS
make seedin g , fertilizin g , and weed
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k_ll_ngeasy, Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular deicers and sand.
SWEEPERS let you cotlect grass clippings and leaves.
T_LLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed
beds, cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own
built-in lift and depth controJ syStem and does NOT require a
sleeve hitch, Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook
up to the tractor drawbar and go! Optionali accessories convert
unit for dethatching, aerating, hitling...without tools.
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360
degree visibility. Hinged metal doors with catch Keeps operator
warm and dry. Remove vinyl sides and windshields for use as
sun protector in summer.
Optional accessories
include:
tinted/tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper; 12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top.
VACS for powerfuS collection of heavy grass clippings and
{eaves, Optional wand attach merit to pick up debris ff-_hard-toreach places. VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder.
WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal appIications.
Uses (1) 55 lb. weight.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials.
_ULCH_NG KIT, once installed, lets you mulch, discharge or
_ag clippings (bagger optional) without changing blades. For
_odets not equipped as 3-in-l Convertible mowers.
:tAMP TOPS AND FEET let you toad and unload tractor from a
)ickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber.
:teLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36-inch wide, 18-inch
Jiameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibs. of weight. Rounded
}dges prevent harm to tuff. Adjustable scraper automatically
"leans drum.
_NOW BLADE for snow removal onty. t4qnch high, 42-inch
'vide blade clears 38qnch path when angled left or right. Raises,
owers with side lever. Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible
;craper bar. (Use with tire chains and wheel weights and/or rear
_rawbar weight.)
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CONTENTS
Parts Bag contents
shown
OF HARDWARE
fult size
PACK
Parts packed separately
in carton
Seat
Metal
t (2)
Screws
Sheet
x I/2
O
Battery acid
Mulcher
Plate
-t
\
Steering Wheel
Battery
(t) Locknut 3/8-24
(1) Large Fiat Washer
Steering
Boot
Parts Bag
(l) Shoulder Bott 5/16-18
(1) HexBolt
Owner's Manual
t/2-13xl
Parts bag contents
_(2)
not shown
full size
©
Shoulder
Bolts
(2) Locknuts
3/8 - ! 6
(1) Lock Washer 1/2
_tch
Hook
(2) Gauge
wheels
Assembtys
(1) Washer 17/32 x t-3/16 x t2 Gauge
!/4-20
(2) Wing Nuts
Bushing
Steering
(2) Screws
#10 x 5/8
(2) Lock Washers
#t0
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(2) Battery Carriage Bolts 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
(2) Weld Nuts #10
) Washers 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
(2) Keys
Steering Wheel
Insert
Guard
:
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(2) Hex Bolts !/4-20 x 3/4
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
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Steering
Adapter
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(2) Washers 9/32 x 5/8 x t6 Gauge
!5 ° Slope Sheet
[ , , m_---:
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Battery Caps
and InStructions
ASSE
LY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts tel unassembled for shipping purposes.
To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor, all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use
the correct toots as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier, Standard
wrench sizes are listed;
(1) 5116" wrench
9/! 6" wrench
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Screwdriver
(t)
Utility knife
t/2" wrench
(I) 3/4" wrench
Tire pressure gauge
When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
"TO REMOVE
UNPACK
UNIT FROM CARTON
CARTON
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Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6).
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Cut, from top to bottom, aiong lines on all four corners
of carton and lay panels flat.
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Check for any additional
remove.
BEFORE
&TTACH
SCREW
ROLLING
loose parts or cartons and
UNIT OFF SKiD
STEERmNG WHEEL
(See Fig. !}
Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft,
,
TO ROLL UNIT OFF SKiD
Raise steering shaft forward untiI screw hotes in dash
line up with steering bushing, install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely.
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Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
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Release parking brake by depressing
pedal.
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Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
Roll unit backwards off skid.
Position steering boot over steering shaft.
Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and
push down to secure.
clutch/brake
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft,
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward.
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and stide onto adapter.
Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24
tighten securely.
(See Fig. 7)
Iocknut and
Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill.
Raise hood, Remove any packing material from engine. Close hood.
MPORTANT:
CHECK
FOR AND REMOVE
ANY
_TAPLES tN SKIDTHATMAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE
JNtT IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
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ASSEMBLY
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
INSTALL SEAT (See Fig, 3)
PREPARE
Adjust seat before tightening
BATTERY
CAUTION:
(See Fig. 2)
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Wear eye and face shield,
Remove
cardboard
adiustment
packing
on seat pan.
Place seat on pan and assemble
Wash hands or c_othing immediately
if
accidentally
in contact with battery a¢ido
Do not acid
smoke.
Fumes from
battery
are explosiveo
,
Charged
Read the instructions
included
with the
battery vent caps. Always wear gloves,
clothing
and goggles
to protect
your
hands, skin and eyes,
bolt.
and fiat washer
bolt securely.
Lower seat into operating
position
and sit on seat.
Stide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
altows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down
(See Fig 6).
Get off seat without moving
Your unit has a battery ch£rging system which is sufficient for
normat use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an
automotive charger will extend its life.
packed
shouider
Assemble adjustment bolt, lock washer
loosely. Do not tighten.
Tighten shoulder
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bolt.
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See instructions
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Fill battery with acid. Rll each cel! until it reaches
bottom of the vent wells. Do not overfill
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Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes.
After standing, check the level of acid. if below the vent
wells, add more acid until the correct tevel is reached.
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itSadjusted
Raise seat and tighten adjustment
posit}on.
bolt securely.
SEAT
With vent caps in parts bag.
SEAT PAN
the
SHOULDER
BOLT
CUT AWAY VIEW
_...... VENT CAP
VENT WELL
CELL ACID
BATTERY
LEVEL
_
z
FLAT WASHER
ADJUSTMENTBOLT
FiG. 2
While battery is standing (after adding acid) and later, while
battery is being charged, continue with assembly of unit,
IMPORTANT:
TO
MAXIMIZE
THE LIFE OF YOUR
BATTERY,
IT [S NECESSARY
THAT THE BATTERY BE
CHARGED
BEFORE
USE.
FAILURE
TO CHARGE
BATTERY
CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED
BATTERY
LIFE_
•
,
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your unit were o.verinfiated at the factory for
shipping purposes, Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance,
Reduce tire pressure to PS! shown Jn "PRODUCT
FICAT[ONS" on page 3 of this manual
SPECP
Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour. Observe
all safety precautions required for battery charging.
CHECK
Check the acid level after the battery is charged. If the acid
has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or iron free
water.
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled, See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
Install the vent caps to cover the vent welts, Wash the top
of the battery with water to remove any acid, then wipe dry.
Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no
damage has occurred in handling.
o
FIG. 3
Dispose of excess battery acid.
Neutralize
acid for
disposal by adding it to four inches of water in a five gatton
plastic container. Stir with a wooden or plastic paddle
while adding baking soda until the addition of more soda
causes no more foaming.
Follow instructions
on how to instatl battery.
DECK
LEVELNESS
Z
CHECK
BELTS
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
OF ALL
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 betts are routed correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that
the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual
BLY
INSTALL
BATTERY
(See Figs. 4A & 41B)
(POSIT_VE}
CAUTION:
Do not short battery termlnaiso Before instaling battery, remove
HEX NUT.
rings, etc.
rect!!
bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
Positive termina_ must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding°
LOCK
WASHER
FLAT WASHER
NOTE: For ease of battery installation, the heat shiefd
between engine and battery compartrnent may be removed. Before removing heat shield, note position and
routing of att cables and wires. If you remove the shield, be
sure it is reassembled properly after installing battery.
WiNG NUTS
Make sure drain tube is fastened to drain hoe n battery
tray and battery tray is positioned in hole of battery
support.
.
,
_
I
_TER_tNAL
G=A=o
TERIINAL
=OLT
Place battery in plastic tray, battery terminals to front of
tractor.
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, Iock washer and hex
nut as shown. Tighten securely.
,
o
Slide the two battery bo ts through the terminal guard
and start the wing nuts onto the threads,
•
Position terminal guard over the battery as shown,
lower bolts into key holes and slide square shafts of
bolts into slots of key holes.
,
k
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminaf with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock
washer and hex nut. Tighten securely.
ASSEMBLE
GAUGE
DECK (See Fig, 5)
HOL!
WHEELS
TO
MOWER
Assemble gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.
Tighten wing nuts by hand making sure battery bolts
remain in slots of the key hotes in the battery support.
Be sure terminal access doors are closed.
Inspection for secure connections
ware).
--KEy
FIG. 4B
o
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
,
With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with
shoulder bolt and locknut and tighten securely.
,
Repeat for opposite side installing
same adjustment hole.
dse terminal access doors for:
o
.__
(to tighten hard-
Inspection for corrosion.
Testing battery.
GAUGE WHEEL
MOUNTING
Jumping (if required).
Periodic charging.
NG. 5
9
gauge wheel in
ASSEMBLY
iNSTALL
lVlULCHER
PLATE
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
(See Figs. 6A & 6B)
Install two latch hooks to mulcher plate using screw,
washer, lock washer, and weld nut as shown.
NOTE:: Pre-assemble wetd nut to latch hook by inserting weld
nut from the top with hook pointing down.
o
Tighten
hardware
securely.
,
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower
opening and sJide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
,
Hook rear {arch into hole on back of mower deck.
Raise and hold deflector
CAUTION:
shield in upright position.
Do not remove
deck
LATCH
HOOKS
discharge
guard when attaching
mulcher plate
guard
from it to
mower.
Raise
and a_low
rest on
pJateand
whileholdin
operation.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
DISHCHARGtNG
FIG. 6B
OR
,/CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCEAND SATISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
Simply remove muicher plate and store ina safe place. Your
mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
HOOKPOZNTS
WELD NUT
FROM THE TOP
Please review the fo/lowing checklist:
DOWN
LATCH "-_
!-tOOK
LOCK
WASHER
WELD
NUT
,/
All assembly instructions have been completed.
¢
No remaining loose parts in carton,
v'
Battery is properly prepared and charged,
I hour at 6 amps).
,/
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely,
¢"
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
,/
Be sure mower deck is properly _eveled side-to-side/
frontqO-rear for best cutting resutts. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leve!ing).
¢"
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys!and inside all belt keepers,
(Minimum
v"
Check wiring, See that _I_connections are sti}l secure
and wires are properly clamped.
WHILE LEA RNtNG HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA A TTENT!ON TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
WASHER
MULCHER
PLATE
FIG, 6A
¢"
Engine oil is at proper level.
,/
Fuel tank iS fiIled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline.
Become famitiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
7"
v"
10
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
O ERATION
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THiS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR TRACTOR
C0mparethe illustrationswith your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of vadouscontrols
this manual for future reference.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
\
IGNiTiON
and adjustments.
SWITCH
LIFT
_ _----_
Save
LEVER
PLUNGER
%
CHOKE
:
%
_
\
\
LIGHT SWITCH
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
CLUTCH_RAKE
PEDAL
THROTTLE
CONTROL
PARKING
BRAKE LEVER
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
FiG. 7
Sears tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards institute.
THROTTLE CONTROL:
_ngine speed.
DHOKE CONTROL:
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LiFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift
Used for starting and controlling
Used for starting a cold engine.
DLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for clutching and braking
:he tractor and starting the engine.
"{EIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust the mower
;utting height,
GNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping tile
.=ngine.
lever when changing its position.
ATTACHMENT LiFT LEVER: Used to raise and Iower the
mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Locks Clutch/Brake Pedal into
the brake position.
GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of
tractor.
JGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on and off.
tl
OPERATION
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 wide
vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses, available at Sears
Retail or Catalog stores.
HOW
TO USE YOUR
TO SET PARKING
•
TO MOVE FORWARD
TRACTOR
BRAKE
(See Fig. 8)
AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 8)
Depress clutch/brake pedal into fuli "BRAKE" position
and hotd.
The direction and speed of movement
gearshift lever.
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedat. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hotd vehicle secure.
•
Start tractor with clutch!brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
,
Move gearshift lever tO desired
is controlled by the
position.
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
STOPPING
(See Fig. 8)
IMPORTANT:
BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORESHIFTtNG
OR CHANGING
GEARS.
FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE,
MOWER BLADES -
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.
po-
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
GROUND DRIVE-
IGNITION
THROTTLE
CONTROL
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
,
Move gearshift lever to "NEUTRAL" position.
ENGINE •
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position.
.
KEY
NGAGED"
POSITION
CHOKE
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to "SLOW" position
and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause
engine to "backfire".
LEVER
PARKING BRAKE
_NGAGED"
POSITION
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving vehicle to prevent
unauthorized use.
Never use choke to stop engine.
NOTE: Undercertain conditions when unit is standing idle
with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning _' of grass. To eliminate this possibi;ity,
always stop engine when stopping unit on grass areas.
FIG. 8
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
(See Fig. 8)
TO USE
THROTTLE
CONTROL
The cutting height is controlled byturning the height adjustment knob in desired directiori.
(See Fig. 8)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
•
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
,
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE
CONTROL
Turn knob clockwise to raise cutting height,
Turn knob counterclockwise
Thecutting height range is approximately 1-t/2to 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 belng mowed.
(See Fig; 8)
Usechokecontroiwheneveryou
are starting acotd engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
o
to lower cutting height.
,
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-t/
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 engage choke control, pull knob out, Slowly push
knob in to disengage.
12
OPERATION
TO OPERATE
MOWER
Move gearshift Iever to 1st gear and be sure you have
altowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.
(See Fig. 9)
Your unit is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch, Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine.
o
Select desired height of cut.
Lower mower with attachment lift control
o
Start mower blades by engaging
control.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
Make all turns slowIy.
TO TRANSPORT
attachment clutch
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
,
Raise attachment lift control to highest position_
o
When pushing or towing your unit, be sure gearsilift
lever is in "NEUTRAL" position.
Do not push or tow unit at more than five (5) MPH.
_
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
yourtractor on atruck or atrailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood
to tractor (rope, cord, etc,).
without either the entire grass catcher _on
AUT|ON: so equipped,
Do not operate
mower
mowers
or thethe
discharge
guard inplace.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSiTiON
BEFORE
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
CHECK
o
LiFT LEVER
"HIGHEST"
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
OIL LEVEL
ENGINE
(See Fig. t5)
The engine in your unit has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
Check engine oil with unit on level ground.
LOWEST
POSITION
•
Remove o{! fill dipstick and wipe clean, replace and
screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and
read oil level. If necessary, add oil unti! "FULL" mark
on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
o
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (see "OtL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of t:his manual).
,,
To change engine oi!, see the Customer Responsibifio
ties section in this manual.
ADD GASOUNE
Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline. (Use of leaded gasoline wit! increase carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).
IMPORTANT:
WHEN OPERATING INREI_APERATURE_
BELOW
o,pop_,_or
"',
.__ __,_,_,j,USE
FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP 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, star_ 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.
FgG: 9
rO OPERATE
ON H_LLS
with slopes greater
than 15 ° and do not
l
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
neck. Do not overfill
W_pe off any spilled
CAUTION:
to bottom
of gas
oil
or fuel Fil!Do
not store,
spilltank
or fH_er
use
gasoline near an open flame°
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
13
OPERATION
TO
START
ENGINE
(See Fig. 8)
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has
run out of fuel, it wil! take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
Depress the clutch/brake
brake.
•
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
pedal and set the parking
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL"
position.
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
position.
Pull choke control out to "CHOKE" position for cold
engine start. For warm engine start do not use choke
control.
Move throttle control to midway between "FAST" and
"SLOW" positions.
Turn ignition key clockwise to "START" position and
refease key as soon as engine starts. Do not run
starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds
per minute. If engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to "FAST" position,
wait a few minutes and try again.
,,
When engine starts, slowly push choke control in.
MULCHtNG
Move throttle control to "FAST" position.
_MPORTANT:
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 recutting action of the
blades.
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachment clutch.
NOTE: tf at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 ° F), the carburetor fuel mixture
may need to be adjusted for best engine performance.
See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
MOWING
TiPS
•
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to unit.
o
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 machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
•
When mowing large areas, start by turningto
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 (See Fig. 10).
•
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.
•
FIG. 10
Always operate engine at ful! throttle when mowing
to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a tow enough speed to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired.
14
MOWING
T|PS
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
wil! not be exposed to the direct sun.
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts offonly the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 1 I). For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.
MA×I_
FiG. 11
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.
OUSTO
MAINTENANCE
ESPONSIBmLmES
SCHEDULE
FtLL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
SERVICE
DATES
Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
T
R
A
C
T
0
R
Check for Loose Fasteners
Sharpen/Replace Mower Biades
Lubrication Chart
Check Battery Level!Recharge
Clean Battery and Terminals
Chock
Transmission
Cooling
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
Adjust
Motion Drive
Bett(s)
TenSion
Check Engine Oil Level
Change
Engine
Oil
Clean Air Filter
E
N Clean Air Screen
GI inspect Muffler!Spark Attester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean
Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace Spark Plug
Replace Air Fi_terPaper Cartridge
Replace Fuel FiIter
- Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high arr_bient temperatures,
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
GENERAL
3 -If equipped with oil fitter, change oil ever,/50 hours.
4 - Reptace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil,
5 - If equipped with adjustable system.
RECO[ MENDATIONS
LUBRRCATtON
CHART
The warranty on:this vehicle does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive ful! value from the warranty, operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
propedy maintain your unit.
BEARING
ZERK
I_-J]
"_,.,J L-'_- BEARING
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
o
o
ENGINE Q
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-rue! mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer.
BEFORE
ZERK
t_
ATTACHMENT"
CLUTCH
PivoT(s)
EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
o
Check brake operation.
,
o
Check tire pressure.
Check for loose fasteners.
Q
SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OiL API - SG
(_ GENERAL
PURPOSE
GREASE
(_) REFER TO CUSTOMER
15
RESPONSIBtLR1ES
"ENGINE _' SECTION
tMPORTANTr
DO NOT OIL OR GREASE
THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS,
VISCOUS
L.UBRtCANTS WILL ATTRACT
DUST AND DiRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE UFE OF THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
if: YOU
FEE[. THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, PewDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY,
CUSTOMER
ESPONSIBILITiES
TRACTOR
TO SHARPEN
Always observe safety rules when pedorming any maintenance.
Care should be taken to keep the b:lade balanced, An
unbalanced blade wilt cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.
BRAKE
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen white on the mower.
,,
To check b_ade balance; you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or cone balancer. (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with the batancer).
•
Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
or pin parallel with ground. If blade
should remain in a hodzontal position.
the blade moves downward, sharpen
until the blade is balanced.
OPERATION
If unit require s more than six (6) feet stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adiusted.
(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
TIRES
,
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this manual).
-
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
BLADE
(See Fig, 13}
of the steet bolt
is balanced, it
If either end of
the heavy end
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole mm_vappear to be centered, but are not.
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
/
BLADE
CARE
J
For best resutts mower blades must be kept sharp, Replace bent or damaged blades.
BLADE
REMOVAL
(See Fig. 12}
,
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
btades.
-
Remove hex bolt, !ock washer and flat washer securing
blade,
o
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
•
Reassemble hex boIt, lock washer and fiat washer in
exact order as shown.
OR PIN
FIG, 13
BATTERY
(See Fig. 14)
Your unit has a battery charging system which is sufficient
for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger wiil extend it's life.
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT
TREATED.
•
Acid solution level in each battery cell should be even
with bottoms of vent wells. Add only distilled or iron free
water if necessary. Do not overfill.
,
-
Keep battery and terminals clean.
Keep battery bolts tight.
=
,
Keep vent caps tight and smalt vent holes in caps open.
Recharge at 6 ampere_ for 1 hour.
NOTE: We do not _commend sharpening blade- but ifyou
do, be sure the blade is balanced.
MANDREL
ASSEMBLY
FLAT WASHER
BLADE
LOCK WASHER
CUT AWAY VIEW
VENTCAP
_
TRAILING EDGE
VENT
WELL
HEX BOLT
(GRADE 8 *
BATTERY
CELL ACID
LEVEL
•A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE IDENTIFIED
BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
F G.14
F1G° 12
16
CUSTO
RESPONSIBILITIES
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS -
,,
Remove drain plug.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
o
After oi! has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely.
Remove terminal guard.
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED
battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water. Be careful not to
get the soda solution into the ceils.
-
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
Product Specifications on page 3 of this manual.
-
Use gauge on oil fill dipstick for checking level Be sure
dipstick cap, is tigh,!ened securely for accurate reading.
Keep oil at FULL line on dipstick.
o
°
o
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BATTERY"
sembly section of this manual).
OIL
DRAIN
PLUG
in As-
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours
and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
TRANSAXLE
ENGINE O|L
DIPSTICK AND
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
(;an restrict cooling_
FIG. 15
AIR SCREEN
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG. Select the oi!'s SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
(See Fig, t5)
The engine air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to
prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a
wire bnJsh or compressed air to removed dirt and stubborn
dried gum fibers.
AIR FILTER
GRADES
(See Fig, 16)
Your engine wilt not run properly using a dirty air filter.
Clean the foam pre-cleaner element after every 25 hours of
operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours or every season, whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.
OC
-
30"
1 EMPL-RA
1URn] RANG_:
ANTtCfPA]
_:O BEFORE
NEXT
OIL CHANGE
Remove knob(s) and cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-.CLEANER
Slide foam pre-cteaner off cartridge.
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used above
32'>F. Check you r engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running tow on oil.
o
Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.
•
Change the oit after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent
cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.
o
Reinstall pre-cleaner over cartridge.
Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
o Reinstall cover and secure with knob(s).
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of continuous use. Tighten
oil fill Capidipstic_ securely each time you check the oil
level
Remove wing n_ts and cartridge plate.
',
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. t5)
o Be sure vehicle is on level sudace.
o
.
Remove cartridge and clean by tapping gently on flat
surface.
tt very dirty, replace or wash in a nonsudsing detergent
and warm water solution. Rinse thoroughly with water
from inside out until water runs ctear. Let cartridge dry
thorot_ghty before using.
Oil wiii drain more freeiy when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container.
Remove oii till dipstick.
Be careful not to allow dirt to
enter the engine when changing oil.
.
17
Reinstall cartridge plate, wing nuts, precleaner, cover
and secure with knob(s).
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILiTiES
MUFFLER
IMPORTANT:
PETROLEUM
SOLVENTS,
SUCH AS
KEROSENE,
ARE NOT TO BE USED TO CLEAN THE
CARTRIDGE.
THEY MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION
OF
THECARTRtDGE.
DO NOTOIL
CARTRIDGE.
DO NOT
USE
PRESSURIZED
AIR
TO CLEAN
OR
DRY
CARTRIDGE.
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage,
SPARK PLUGS
KNOB
COVER
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes
first. Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual.
CARTRIDGE
/'PLATE
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
(See Fig. 18)
Fuetfittershouldbereplacedonceeachseason.
If fuetfilter
becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
With engine coot, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
AiR SCREEN
•
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line.
-
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
•
Immediately wipe up any spitled gasoline.
FUEL FILTER
CLAMP
/
FiG. 16
ENGINE
COOLING
FiNS (See Fig. 17)
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).
/
CLAMP
TOP AiR
GUIDE
FiG. 18
=¢)
ENGINE
COOLING
CLEANING
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
FINS
,,
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc.
Protect painted surfaces with automotive
type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
unit unless the electdca! system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a ShOrtened engine life.
AIR GUIDE COVER
(BOTH SIDES)
FiG. t7
18
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUT|ON:
BEFORE PERFORMING
Depress clutch/brake
ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
pedal fully and set parking
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL"
brake.
position,
=
®
-
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and at! moving parts have completely
•
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark pNugand place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug,
stopped.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
(See Fig, 19}
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.
o
Place attachment ctutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment tift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
o
Roll belt off engine pulley.
SUSPENSION
ARMS
PULLEY
Disconnect clutch rod from dutch lever by removing
retainer spring.
Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by
removing retainer spring,
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs,
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs,
o
SPRINGS
(BOTH SIDES}
Raise Jiltlever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower
out from under tractor.
RETA|NER
SPRING
_MPORTANT:
IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR, BOTH
SUSPENSION
ARMS MUST BE REMOVED FROM
TRACTOR.
TO iNSTALL
MOWER
Raise attachment
o
ANTI-SWAY
BAR
RETAINER
SPRINGS
(BOT_ S_DES)
(See Fig. 19}
lift lever to its highest position.
FtG, 19
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor,
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions,
19
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO LEVEL MOWER
HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT(See
Figs. 22 and23) iMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. tF
THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS
NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE,
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3). If tires are
over or under inflated, you wilt not properly adjust your
mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
TO obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure dista ce D d_recttytn front and behind the mandretat bottom
edge of mower housing as shown.
(See Figs. 20 and 2!)
You wilt need two (2) standard 2 x 4 short pieces of wood
to make the following adjustment. Similar blocks measuring 1-112" thick may also be used.
-
-
Raise mower with attachment lift control to allow two
(2) t -t/2" thick blocks to be placed under rear edge of
mower.
Before making any necessary adjustments, checkthat
both front links are equal in length. Both links should
be approximately 10-3/8".
Place one block directly behind the left mandrel. Place
the remaining block under the stamped ridge on the
right rear edge of mower deck.
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
Lower mower deck to its lowest height of cut position
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in
Operation section of this manual).
On both sides of tractor, loosen, but do not remove, the
fasteners securing the adjustable pivot brackets to
frame. Both brackets must be loose enough to move
freely.
•
-
Pull down firmly on suspension
slack in pivot bracket and hold
fastener first to-secure. Tighten
Repeat procedure on other side
Raise mower with attachment
blocks from under rnower.
arm to remove any
while tightening rear
remaining fastener.
of tractor.
*
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
e
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 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trun niGh on both front links.
-
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
lift control and remove
PLACE TWO (2) 1-112" THICK BLOCKS UNDER REAR EDGE OF
DECK (Use wood 2 x 4's or equiv.)
DIRECTLY
BEHIND
f
._,
FIG. 22
BOTH FRONT LINKS
ST A MP E D .-,._,,.,._,.,_
t,
MUST BE EQUAL
IN LENGTH
" ::._;,:
:7
MOWER MUST BE tN LOWEST HEIGHT OF CUT POSITION
FIG. 20
ADJUSTABLE
BRACKET
PIVOT
....
____
NUT
FASTEN__
PULL DOWN AND TIGHTEN
REAR FASTENER FIRST
F_G. 2t
FRONT LINKS
TRUNNION
FIG. 23
2O
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 24}
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE BELT
WiTH PARKING
BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without
tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking
brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide
decal on the mower housing.
BELT REMOVAL ,
,
Place attachment dutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its _owest position.
,
Ro!t belt off engine puitey.
o
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
NUT "A"
JAM NUT
® Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
=
OPERATING
ARM
Make sure belt is in ail purJey grooves and inside atl
belt guides.
FIG. 25
ENGINE PULLEY
MANDREL
PULLEY
IDLER
PULLEYS
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT
(See Fig. 26)
Park the tractor on leve] surface. Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt instaJiation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
•
I\
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual.)
Remove upper belt keeper.
o
o
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
Pull bett slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt
upwards from transa×le pu!ley by deflecting belt keepers.
Pu!l belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards
from around engine pulley.
.
Install new be!t by reversing above procedure.
iMPORTANT:
MAKE SURE UPPER BELT KEEPER IS
POSITIONED PROPERLY BETWEEN LOCATOR TABS.
FIGo24
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
PULLEY
(See Fig. 25)
TABS
Your unit is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
IDLER
If unit requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
.
BELT
KEEPER
STATIC
IDLER
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake.
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod.
o
•
®
If distance is other than 1-1/2 '', disengage parking
brake, loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes t-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A".
Engage parking brake and recheck distance.
PULLEY
Road test unit for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.
21
FIG. 26
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
TO START
if steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the
Assembly section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL
If your batten/is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
iMPORTANT:
YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12
VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER
VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES,
FOR REPAIRS
Block up axle securely.
Remove axtecover, retaining ring and washersto allow
wheet removal (rear wheel contains a square key- Do
not bose).
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis,
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
Repair tire and reassemble.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. insert square key.
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
o
Replace axle cover.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a panel
bolt on the left side of the chassis, away from fuel tank
and battery.
To remove cables, reverse order BLACK cable first from left side of chassis and then
from the fully charged battery.
*
RED cable last from both batteries.
WASHERS
RETAiNiNG
RiNG
"POSmVE"
(+)
I
FiG. 28
AXLE COVER
_tSQU
ARE
(REAR
KEY
WHEEL
BAT-
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your unit. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service
center.
•
WiTH A WEAK
TERY (See Figs. 28.& 2£_.
) ....
TOE=iN/CAMBER
TO REMOVE WHEEL
(See Fig, 27)
ENGINE
ONLY}
PANEL
BOLT
FIG, 27
\
FIG, 29
22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO
REPLACE
ENGINE
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type ptug4n fuse. The
fuse holder is located in the engine compartment, directly
in front of the dash.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
(See Fig. 31)
TO REPLACE
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment shouid notbe necessary. Checkadjustment as
described below before loosening cable. IFadjustment is
necessary, proceed as foltows:
HEADLIGHT
BULB
Raisehood.
•
With engine not running, move throttle control lever to
"FAST" position.
Replace bulbinholderand push bulbholdersecurety
back into the hole in the backside of the grill,
Close hood,
Check that swivel is against side of quarter circle, tf it
is not, loosen cable clamp screw and putl cable back
until swivel is against quarter circle. Tighten cable
clamp screw securely.
AND RELAYS
TO ADJUST
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running or prevent it from starting.
HOOD AND GRILL
CONTROL
(See Fig. 32)
With engine not running, move choke control (located
on dash panel) to ful! "CHOKE" position.
(See Fig. 30 }
Remove air cleaner cover, filter and spitback plate to
expose carburetor choke (see "AiR FILTER" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
Raise hood.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt
forward and lift off of tractor.
,
CHOKE
The choke control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in Repair
Parts section of this manual.
TO REMOVE
,
CABLE
Pullbulbholderoutoftheholeinthebacksideof the
grill.
mNTERLOCKS
o
CONTROL
Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing
clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is
completely ctosed. Tighten casing clamp screw se*
curely.
Reassemble air cleaner.
To reinstall, slide hood pivot brackets into slots in
frame.
Reconnect headlight wire connector and close hood.
HOOD
HEADLIGHT
WiRE
CONNECTOR
SWWEL
RG. 3t
CHOKE CLOSED
FiG. 30
CHOKE
LEVER
F_G. 32
23
SEFIVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust- damage
may result.
(See Fig. 33 & 34)
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 lead. If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER
WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH tS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING
THE ENGtNE ABOVE
THE FACTORY
HIGH
SPEED
SETTING
CAN
BE
DANGEROUS.
IF YOU THfNKTHE
ENGINE_GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER, WHtCH HAS
PROPER EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE
TO MAKE ANY
NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS.
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.
_MPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED iN TOO TIGHT.
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
PRELIMINARY SETTING -
Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle
control cabte and choke are adjusted properly (see
above).
-
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.
IDLE MIXTURE
SCREW
FINAL SE-t-FtNG °
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift! motion
control lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
=
With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position, hold
throttle lever against idle speed screw and adjust idle
speed screw to obtain 1200 to !400 RPM.
F_G. 33
Whife 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.
o
ACCELERATION
o
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
Continue to hotd throttle lever against idle speed screw
and adjust idle speed screw to obtain 900 to 1200 RPM.
Release throttle lever.
TEST
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 necessan], untit engineaccelerates smoothly.
/
_E
MIXTURE
THROTTLE
LEVER
SCREW
FiG. 34
24
STORAG
ENGINE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of
the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days Or mere.
FUEL SYSTEM
iMPORTANT:
IT tS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURtNG STORAGE.
ALSO,
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.
ACIDtC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove atl dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
"
Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
-
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
*
,
,,
Drain the fuel tank,
Start the engine and let it run until the fuet lines and
carburetor are empty.
o
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
Use fresh fuel next season.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
NOTE; Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during stor u
age. Add stabilizer to gasofine in fuel tank or storage
container+ Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least t0 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do
not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuei stabilize r.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
ENGMNE O|L
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with ctean engine
oiI. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual).
BATTERY
Fully charge the battery for storage.
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
CYLINDERS
Remove spark plug(s).
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and batterycleaned thoroughly (see"TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
in the Customer Responsibilities section of:this manual).
•
After cleaning, leave cabbs disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
•
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached.
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hob(s) into
cylinder(s).
o
Turn ignition key to"START'
to distribute oil.
position for a few seconds
o
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 unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt.
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic° Plastic
cannot breathe which at!ows condensation to form and
will cause your unit to rust.
iMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
25
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
1.
Out of fuel,
2.
3.
4.
5,
6,
7,
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuet,
POINTS
CORRECTION
properly,
1,
Fill fuel tank.
2.
3.
4.
5.
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section,
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark plug,
Clear_'replace air filter.
6,
7.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check allwiring.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
Contact an authorized service center/department.
8.
9,
t0,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adiustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment.
8.
9,
!0,
Hard to start
1,
2.
3,
4.
5,
6.
7.
8_
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weakor dead battery.
Dirty fuel fitter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment,
Engine valves out of adjustment.
1.
2,
3.
4,
5,
6.
7,
8.
Cfear,Jreplace air filter.
Replace spark p_ug,
Recharge or replace battery,
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
Contact an authorized service center/department,
Contact an authorized service center/department,
Engine will not turn over
I.
2,
3.
4,
CIutchh}rake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse,
5.
6.
7.
8,
9.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
Faulty operator presence swifch(es).
1,
2,
3.
4,
5.
6.
7,
8.
Depress ctutchforake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals,
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch,
ChecWrep_ace solenoid or starter.
9.
Contact an authorized service center/department,
Engine cticks but wit! not
start
1.
2.
3.
4,
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals,
Loose or damaged wiring,
Faulty solenoid or starter.
!,
2.
3,
4,
Recharge or replace battery,
Clean battery terminals.
Check allwiring.
CheckJreplace solenoid or starter.
Loss of power
I.
2,
3.
4,
5,
6,
7,
8.
9,
Cutting too much grass/too fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug
Dirty fuel fitter,
Stale or dirty fue!.
Water in fuel
1.
2,
3.
4.
5,
6.
7,
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
C_ean underside of mower housing,
Clean/replace air tilter.
Check oit level/change oil
Clean and regap or change spark plug,
Replace fuel filter.
8,
9,
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasotine and replace fuel tilter.
Connect and tighten spark ptug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins,
Clean/replace muffler.
Check ait wiring,
Contact an authorized service centeddepartment,
Contact an authorized service center/department.
_
Excessive
vibration
10.
11.
12.
Spark plug wire loose.
Dirty engine air screenifins_
Dirty/clogged muffler.
t3.
14,
15.
Loose or damaged wfring.
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engiee vatves out of adjustment,
1,
2.
Worn, bent ot loose btade.
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
10.
11.
t2.
t3.
14.
15.
1.
2,
3.
part(s).
26
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged
parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
POINTS
PROBLEM
CORRECTION
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
1.
Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
1,,
Check wiring, switches and connections,
If not
corrected, contact an authorized service center/
department,
1.
2.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not tevel.
t,
2,
Replace biade_ Tighten blade bolt,
Level mower deck.
3,
4.
Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.
Bent blade mandrel.
5.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
3,
4.
5.
Clean underside of mower housing,
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes,
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
Mower blades witl not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
Headlight(s)
not working
(if so equipped)
--
Battery wilt not charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFP
1.
Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
1.
Remove obstruction.
2.
3.
4,
Worn/damaged mower drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
2.
3,
4,
Replace mower drive belt.
Replace idler pulley.
Replace blade mandrel.
1.
2,
3.
4.
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast,
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
1,
2.
3.
4,
P]ace throttle control in "FAST" position,
Shift to slower speed,
Allow grass to dry before mowing,
Level mower deck.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9,
10.
t,
Blades improperly installed.
Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, Ieaves, and trash around mandrels,
!.
Switch is "OFF".
2.
3.
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch,
4.
5.
5.
6.
7.
8,
9.
t0.
11,
Check tires for proper air pressure,
Replace/sharpen blade, Tighten blade bolt,
Clean underside of mower housing,
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstallblades
sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed in this manual,
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes,
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse,
1,
2.
3,
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s),
Checldreplace light switch,
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse,
I.
2.
Bad battery cell(s),
Poor cable connections.
1.
2.
Reptace battery,
Check/clean all connections,
3,
4,
Faulty regulator (if so equipped),
Faulty alternator,
3.
4,
Replace regulator,
Replace alternator.
1.
Engine throttle contro not set at"SLOW"
t,
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and attow
H
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.
27
to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine,
SERVICE
28
NOTES
!8 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
SCHEMATIC
RED
BLACK
BATTERY
i
......
RED
RED
_,T_I,
WHITE
STARTER
WHITE
BLACK
_K_
J
L
SOLENOID
CLUTCH / BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
IGNITION SWtTCH
SEAT
I ........
I
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
I ....
F
I
BLACK
1
j
BLACK
........
BLACK
,_
J
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
GROUND{NG
CONNECTOR
•"
4
'qm_'
BLACK
,_
IGNITION
UNIT
_
SPARK ______
_---'-4
PLUGS
CHARG{NG SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
28 VOLTS AC MfN, @ 3600 RPM
CHARGING
SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)
RED
DIODE
LIGHTING
OUTPUT
SYSTEM
i
•
I
"\_
5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM
ORANGE
r ALTERNATOR
"" 14 VOLTS
............
AC MfN, @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS
.j
OFF)
I
HEADLIGHT
SWITCH (OFF)
16NffION
SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
M+ G
ON
START
I
B+L
B+ S
WIRING INSULATED
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING
I
----_--
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
CLIPS
O
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
29
'V'
HEADLIGHTS i_TL7
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQU1PPED 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 tS SPEEDED UP, THE
LIGHTS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- o MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
ELECTRICAL
B
A
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9
D
39
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47
48
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22
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28
32
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REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254860
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
t
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
13
14
15
I6
t7
!8
19
20
21
22
23
24
PART
NO,
109310X
136849
4152J
4406R
109553X
124211X
110712X
138406
10090400
73350400
73640400
131563
138547
108423X
4206J
4207J
123620X
121537X
121305X
104445X
17021008
108824X
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Key, Molded
Harness, Light Socket (With Bulbs)
Light Bulb
Switch, Ignition
Switch, interlock, Attachment
Clutch
Nut, Ignition
Switch, Light
Solenoid
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20
Nut, Keps 1/4-20
Cover, Terminal
Harness, Ignition
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Cable, Ground
Cover, Key Switch
Battery (Includes Electrolyte)
Switch, Seat
Switch, Interlock, Clutch
Screw, Hex, Tapping #10-24x t/2
Fuse
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
37
39
41
42
44
46
47
48
49
50
54
PART
NO.
74760412
19091016
10040400
73220400
123198X
2751R
102476X
72240460
11050600
71110408
7697J
109596X
121264X
7603J
7192J
108236X
17021008
130890
1!150400
NOTE:
31
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Hex 1/4-20
Nut, Wing t/4-20
Clip, Fuel Line
Guard, Terminal
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 7-t/2
Washer, Lock External Tooth 3/4
Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 1/2
Tube
Clamp, Hose
Caps, Battery
Tray, Battery
Cable, Tie
Bracket, Switch
Screw, Hex, Tapping #10-24 x t/2
Bracket, Switch Interlock
Washer, Lock Internal Tooth 1/4
Allcomponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
CHASSIS
A
B
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
AND ENCLOSURES
C
E
D
M
F
P
Q
R
S
3"
@
IB
29
17
11
D
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2
:/
y-
s
37
J
G
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33
37
56
2 RR__
R
S
32
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
CHASSBS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1 t35034
2 137275
3 174906"_2
6 137136X013
7 17490608
8 126471X
9 137411X018
11 122795X
12 121794X
!3
126276X
!4
t7490608
15 74180512
t6 STD541431
17 137386X417
18 108067X
19 STD512505
20 STD551125
21 122933X
22 !24479X
24 STD523707
25 19131312
26 STD541437
27 17490608
28 123915X
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Weldment 12ga38/42
Drawbar, Stretch
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Saddle Silkscreen 5 Sp
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16xl/2 Ty-tt
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
Dash Silkscreened
Panel Pnt Dash Lh
Cover Access Black Square
Pane_ Dash Rh Weldment
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl/2 Ty-tt
Screw Mach Trhd 5i16-18uncx3i4
Nut Keps 5/t6-t8 Unc
Hood Asm Pnt Weldment GT Slope
Nut Pal
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20unc X 1/2
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Rivet Ratchet Nylon
Washer Nylon BIk 28x 75x 19
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xl/2 Ty-tt
Grille Grey
PART
NO.
29
30
3I
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
124029X
t21642X4!7
137113
17490612
105465X417
105464X417
STD533707
STD541437
105466X
134774
39
134775
40
50
51
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
STD533710
STD541437
STD551025
STD533710
STD523708
1055!1X
I08171X
17490512
137357
109227X
17030808
61
126938X
NOTE:
33
DESCRIPTION
Lens Headlight Bar Clear
Fender Pnt
Bracket Pnt Fender
Screw Thdro! 3/8-16x3/4 Ty4t
Footrest Pnt Lh (silver)
Footrest Pnt Rh (silver)
Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3/8-16 X3/4
Nut Crownlock 3/8q6 Unc
Pad Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman
Bracket, Asm. Pivot, L.H., Mower
Rear
Bracket, Asm. Pivot, R.H., Mower
Rear
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Locknut Hex W/Washer 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 3/4 x t6 Ga.
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 7/8
Strap Asm. Fender
Support Battery
Screw ThdroL 5/16-18 x 3/4
Shield Heat Hood GT
Pad Idler
Screw Spiderloc Hex Hd.
#8 x 1/2 AB
Hood Bumpers
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches.
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR PARTS
!8 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,254860
DRIVE
71
!8
17
41
4
2O
32
30
5I
33
62
35
77
36
34
25
26
i}
27
1
75
34
54
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR-
- MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
DRBVE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
137371
2 t10422X
3 123667X
4 12000028
5 121520X
6 17490512
7 130802
8 131679
9 19151216
t0
STD56t210
11 105701X
12 19091210
13 71040412
14, STD551125
15 74760540
16 STD541431
17 121520X
18 STD523707
19 STD541437
20 17490512
21 106933X
22 130804
23 STD541437
24 STD541237
25 106888X
26 STD551037
27 STD561210
28 128904
29 124236X
30 130807
31 127289
32 STD523107
33 STD541431
34 122424X
35 120183X
36 STD551062
37 STD571810
38 123674X
39 STD523727
40 4470J
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Transaxle 5sp Std Dana,
Model No. 4360_56
Spring Return Brake T/a Zinc
Pulley Transaxle Alum
Ring Retainer # 5100-62
Strap Pnt Torque 30 Deg Blk
Screw Thdrol 5/16-I8 X 3/4 Tyt
Plate Pnt Rod Shift Tia (btk)
Rod Shifter Blk (dana)
Washer 15/32 X 3/4 X 16ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 1 Cad
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Washer 9/32 X 3/4 X 10 G a
Bolt Fin Hex 1i4-28unfx3/4 Gr8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 5/t6_t8 X 2-1/2
Nut Crownlock 5/!6-18
Strap Pnt Torque 30 Deg Btk
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-t6unc X 3/4
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Screw Thdrot 5116-18 X 3/4 Tyt
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds Blk
Rod Brake Lt
Nut Lock Hex Wiwsh 3/8-16unc
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zff_c
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 16 Ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt
Cap Parking Brake Red
Bracket Transmission
Keeper Belt Lh
Bolt Fin Hex 5/16-18 X 3/4
Nut Crownlock 3/8-18
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot 1 930
Bearing NylonBlk 629 Id
Washer 21/32 X 1 X16 Ga
Pin Rol_ 3/16 X 1"
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-I6unc X 2-3/4
Spacer Split 395 X 59 Bzp
4l
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
5l
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
6t
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
83
PART
NO.
109070X
19131312
STD541437
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
!23205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD551037
105710X
STD561210
105709X
STD561210
131006
127290
136715
19131312
17490612
8883R
140186
71170764
STD551143
129921
STD523710
19t31312
STD541437
134683
STD523710
t9!32012
STD541437
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
17490612
NOTE:
35
DESCRIPTION
Keeper Belt Retainer
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Bearing Nyl 503 X 628 X 1 25
Washer Hardened
Ring Klip #t5304-50
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
Berlcrank Asm
Retainer Belt Style Spring
Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc X I-1/2
Nut Crowntock 3/8-16 Unc
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 16 Ga
Link Clutch 7 66
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
V-belt Ground Drive 98 25
Keeper Belt Rh
Retainer Belt Chassis Lh Zinc
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Cover Pedal Blk Std
Pulley Engine
Bolt Finhex 7/16-20 x 4 g5
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Keeper Belt Engine Lh Lt
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Nut Crowntock 3/8-I6 Uric
Guide Belt Dr Mower Rh
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-!6unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1-1/4 X 12 Ga
Nut Crowntock 3/8-16 Unc
Spacer Split ,80xl.94
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Ring E #5133-75
Key Square 2 0 X 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16go
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S, inches.
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
ASSEMBLY
38
_37
36
14
46
43
12
/
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25
26
!o
34
:
35
\
36
45
/
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11
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
STEERING
KEY
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
I0
t!
12
13
14
15
16
t7
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
ASSEMBLY
PART
NO,
133741
133988
! 35227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
73610600
110438X
74011056
73901000
132624
132614
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71070410
127501
1098t6X
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
56
Wheel Steering Std Black
Axle Asm Front
Spindle Asm Lh
Spindle Asm Rh
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 X ! 5/8 X 16ga
Washer 27/32 X 1 I/4 X 16 Ga
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Bearing Col Strg BIk
Link Drag Sol Bail Jt 20 064
Washer Lock Hvy Htcl Spr 3/8
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Bolt Hex 5/8-I1 Unc X 3-1/2
Locknut Flange 5/8-11 Unc
Pin Axle 5/8 X 1 55/1 54 Lg
Shaft Asm Strg 5/8 X 15 19 Lt
Washer Thrust 515x 750x 033
Support Shaft
Washer Shim 1/4 X 5/8 X 062
Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Screw Hex Socket 1/4-20 X 5/8
Shaft Asm Pittman
Nyliner Snap In
PART
NO.
124036X
12000029
136874
6266H
17490612
STD55t137
73610600
130465
126847X
19131416
STD561210
132196
STD6t1005
133742
19133808
STD541537
104820X
124417X
121749X
121748X
12000029
121232X
6855M
19131210
NOTE:
37
DESCRIPTION
Bracket Steering
Ring KlJp #t5304-75
Gear Sector
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Rod Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech
Bushing Rod Tie BIk Lt
Washer 13/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Bushing Strg 5/8 Id Dash
Screw Slftp #10-16 X 1/2 Ty-b
insert Cap Strg Wheel Std Blk
Washer 13/32 X 2-3/8 X 8 Ga
Nut Lock Center 3i8-24unf
Adaptor Wheel Strg 640/635id
Boot Shaft Steering
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
Ring K[ip #t5304-75
Cap Spindle Fr Top Bik
Fitting Grease
Washer
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches.
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,254860
SEAT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
5
6
7
8
9
!0
11
12
13
14
15
127437
126656X
2751R
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
131451
121251X
t21246X
121248X
72050411
134300
DESCRIPTION
Seat V350 BIWred Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Clip Line Fue! 13/32 Mtg Hole
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt
Washer 13/32 X t X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Strip Foam Gray Or Black
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap Btk Nyt 50 ld
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4-20x1-.3/8
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
28
121250X
123976X
STD511005
73951000
4!71R
105529X
STD541431
74780814
19171912
127018X
STD551150
17490608
NOTE:
38
DESCRIPTION
Spring Cprsn 1 27 Bik Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Screw Sltd Pan Hd #10-32 X 1/2
Nut Keps #10-32 Unf
Clip Insulated 11/32 Mtg Hole
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc BlkZ
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Bolt Fin Hex 1/2-13 X 7/8 Gr 5
Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
Washer Lock Hvy Hlct Spr 1/2
Screw Thdro!. 3/8-!6 x 1/2
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25,4 mm
given in U.S, inches;
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
21
4
DECALS
14
!9
6
3
7 10
8
5
8
10
7
14
11
22
12
13
15
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1!
12
PART
NO.
136794
136128
124489X
124490X
132674
133644
138139
108631X
125880X
138049
137537
4900J
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
Deca! Instruction Operat Eng
Decal Engine 18 hp B&S
Decal Hood Slope Rh Craftsman
Decal Hood Slope Lh Craftsman
Decal Grille Lt4000 Craft Usa
Decal Maint Customer Sears Dom
Decal Panel Side !_CGold/blk
Decal(Die Cut)
Decal Fender Craftsman Red
Decal Side Panel Die Hard
Decal Caution English/Spanish
Decal Clutch/brake English
KEY
NO.
t3
14
15
18
19
20
21
22
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PART
NO.
109199X
133139
136832
133179
132267
133178
131265
138047
13831!
138836
138476
138477
DESCRiPTiON
Decat V-bett Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Chassis 5 Sp 42"
Decal Mower Drive Schematic 42
Decal Mower Qc System
Deca! insr Wh Strg Crafts Usa
Decal Mower 3 in One Conv.
Decal Lightbox
Deca! Battery
Decal Lift Handle
Decal, 1 Pc. Dash LT
Manua!, Owner's (English)
Manual, Owner's (Spanish)
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
8
7
8
9
10
11
PART
NO.
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X361
278H
9040H
106108X361
124632X
7152J
104757X
DESCRIPTION
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front Silver Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear Silver Service
Tire R Ts 20 x 10-8.5 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle Blk 1 50 X 1 00
& TIRES
,,10
7
6
11
NOTE:
39
All component dimensions given in U,S. inches.
1 inch = 25,4 mm
REPAIR
PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254860
ENGINE
10
OPTIONAL
Spark
A
B
C
E
EQUIPMENT
Arrester
F
G
H
I
22
18
20
19
4O
21
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
t4
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
PART
NO,
132755
17720410
137518
137978
136989
136988
138129
t22439X
17190408
128199
STD551125
STD522707
8545J
13280336
13200300
STD551237
17490624
137358
105839X
105838X
STD551025
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Control Throt Rh Blk Pd115 10
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine B&s 18hp, Model No.
422707, Type No. 1522-01
Muffler Exhaust
Exhaust Asm. Left
Exhaust Asm. Right
Clamp Tube Double Engine
Bracket Muffler Mounting
Screw Hex Whs Thdcut 1/4-20 Unc
Heat Shield Lt
Washer Lock Hvy. Helical 1/4
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Gasket Muffler
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-I8 Npt
Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x1-1/2 Tytt
Shield Pnt Heat
Receptacle 1/4 Turn Dacrotized
Retainer !/4 Turn 365odx 222id
Washer 9/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
PART
NO,
22
23
25
27
29
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
123650X
128953
137357
126471X
137180
127334X
123549X
t23487X
106082X
17490512
19132012
5277J
40
41
42
43
44
3645J
139227
138127
73610600
73680600
NOTE:
41
DESCRIPTION
Stud 1/4 Turn (replaces 105751
Shield Pnt Heat Browning Grass
Shietd Pnt Heat Hood Gt
Clip Insulator
Arrestor Spark
Tank Fuel 3 50 Rear
Cap Asm Fuel Wisym Vented
Clamp Hose Blk
Spacer Pad
Screw Hexwsh Thdrof 5/16-18 x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Ga.
Line Fue!
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
Bushing
Stem Tank Fuel
Control Choke
Nut Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Nut Crowntock 3/8-16
All Component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S. inches.
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254860
LIFT
28
7
27
26
8
25 24 '
23
i
//
/
,/
4 5
/
/
22
/
,t
21
!
\°
to /
/
/
3O
5
13
_,__13
20
42
161718
20
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
LIFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1 136973
2 I22507X
3 105767X
4 12O00002
5 19211621
6 120183X
7 12563tX
8 122365X
I0
122512X
11 134619
12 135388
13 4939M
14 135563
15 127218
16 73350800
17 130171
18 73800800
19 130832
20 3!46R
21
19151216
22
12000037
23
110807X
24 19131016
25 2876H
26;76020308
27 126971X
28 73350600
29 138057
30 t10810X
DESCRIPTION
Rod Asm. Lever
Shaft Asm, Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 x I x 21 Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle FJuted
Button Plunger Read
Spring Cprsn
Link Lift Lh Fixed Length
Link Lift Rh Fixed Length
Retainer Spring
Pin Roll Sit 5/16 x 1.25
Link Front
Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion Bik Zinc
Nut Lock WiWsh 1/2-t3 Unc
Arm Suspension Rear
Retainer Spring
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Ring Klip #T5304-37
Nut Spring
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring 2-1/8"
Pin cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod Adj. Lift
Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16
Knob Inf. 3/8-16
Trunnion Dp. Stop
43
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
42" MOWER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
DECK
62
37 40
61
57
38
60
:_-J
,_:::.
45
76
_137
53
O!7
32
3"t
47
21
22
84
24
17
81
20
I
18
44
27
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
42" tVIOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
4A
5
6
7
8
9
10
!1
12
13
t38024
STD533107
138017
138440
132827
STD624008
130832
73800500
850857
STD55t137
129962
134149
129895
!37645
14
t5
16
!7
18
t9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
128774
110485X
136929
72110618
72140505
73800500
!36888
STD541431
134753
131267
t05304X
123713X
110452X
130968
1911 t016
131491
78158
129963
129861
137266
STD5337!7
133835
131494
19131612
t33502
133503
40
41
42
STD541437
133551
STD560907
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRiPTmON
Mower Deck Assembly, 42"
Bolt
Bracket Asm Fr. Sway Bar
Bracket Asm Deck 42" Sway Bar
Shoulder Boft 5/16-!8 Thd. Form
Retainer Spring
Arm, Suspension, Rear
Locknut 5/16-!8
Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Grade 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
Blade, Mulching, 42" Mower Deck
Bearing, Bal!
Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented
(Includes Key Number 12)
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16x2-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8
Locknut 5/16-18
Baffle, Vortex
Nut
Stiffener Bracket
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer t 1/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Hinge
Bolt 5/16-18 x 1.25
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Flanged, Toptock 9/16
Bolt
Fastner, Christmas Tree
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Washer 13/32 x t x 12 Gauge
Spacer, Idler Arm, Upper
Stiffner, ldlerArm, Upper,
Hardened
.
Nut
Rod, Pivot, with Nibs
Cotter Pin
43
44
45
46
133504
134236
STD624003
17720410
47
48
49
50
5t
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
8t
83
84
85
86
87
88
-_
131335
133944
133940
131340
STD54t4t0
105529X
131845
133943
133844
122052X
127498
I28759
t33573
134666
131870
127847
121748X
12000029
128903
127845
106932X
130969
136420
71161010
t9061216
STD551110
130758
2029J
133814
133957
73930600
74760512
73510500
72110504
132263
132262
130794
--
138357
DESCRIPTION
Rod, Clutch, Secondary, with Nibs
Guard, Mandrel, LH
Retainer
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8
Spring, Extension
Washer, Hardened
Roller Assembly, Cam Follower
Bolt, SHoulder #10-24 Grade 5
Locknut
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Bushing, Large, Brass
Spring, Mower Clutch
Arm, Clutch, Primary
Rod, Clutch, Primary, with Nibs
Spring, Extension, Return
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder 3/8q 6 UNC x 1.44
Keeper, Spring
........
Knob Rd. 3/8-16 Plstc, :':':
V-Belt, 42" Mower
Mutcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly, Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bolt, Shoulder
Wheel, Gauge, Donut
Nut, Lock 3/8-16
Bolt, Hex Head 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4
Nut. Keps 5/16 - 18 UNC
Bolt, Carriage 5/t6 UNC x 1/2
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH
Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH
Mandrel Assembly (Includes Key
Numbers 8-!0, 12-15, 31 and 33)
Mower Deck, Complete (Std. Deck,
Order separately mulcher blade,
mulcher plate and gauge wheel
components Key Nos. t 1, 74-88)
NOTE: All component dimensions
1 inqh = 25.4 mm
45
given in U.S. inches
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
- MODEL NUMBER
DANA TRANSAXLE
917.254860
- MODEL NUMBER
4360-56
22
19
11,_
20
24
/
31
26
32
27
34
35
35
38
tt,=
/
37
3g
19
52
/
40
41
53
14
42
45*
/
54
15
44
t7
46
55
12
47
56
48
57
/
59
56
/
49
5051
55
19
/
60
/
62
63
/
/
59
64
/
65
/
68
69
67
71
/
7O
46
52
REPAIR
PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
DANA TRANSAXLE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
t38248
2274J
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
!0
11
12
13
14
15
t6
t7
18
t9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
134400
105904X
t05905X
134788
!34399
120951X
134791
2267J
134793
I20407X
120415X
2257J
106846X
!06095X
!05909X
105910X
10591tX
138242
138246
138238
138240
138245
2244j
I05916X
120470X
110070X
108977X
124644X
108980X
t20406X
134796
!34797
105925X
2232J
t08978X
1t0079X
39
40
t24639X
t20472X
- MODEL
NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
::
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Upper
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
1/4-20x.734
Bali, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Set
Kit, Shifter Assembly
Boot, Shifter
Puck, Friction
Screw, Self-Tapping, with Sealer
Ring, Retaining
* AssembJy, Kit, Shim .625 Shaft
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth
Washer, Plain _632 x 1.38 x .046
Key, Woodruff, #9
Assembly, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 14 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Bearing, Flange
Gear, Spur, 14 Teeth
Collar, Clutch
Assembly, Kit, Clutch Keys
Bearing, Flange
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff, #61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, t8 Teeth
Spacer
Gear, Spur, 37 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 30 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 22 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 119Teeth
Spacer 1.I33 x 1.50 x .375
Washer, Plain .640 x 1.37 x .06t
Washer, Plain .632 x t.00 x .026
Spacer .630 x 1.00×.169
Assembly, Gear, C_mbination of
12 Teeth and 35 Teeth
Shaft, Idler
Spacer .633 x .87 x .755
4I
42
43
44
45
t05928X
106605X
134394
120473X
106596X
46
47
48
49
50
5t
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
I05933X
106589X
120408X
105937X
105936X
2226J
134401
2264J
120474X
!20409X
10594tX
110071X
120952X
106592X
t20475X
138247
I20961X
7294J
t08989X
I20953X
t20954X
134799
68
69
70
71
72
73
138244
108996X
120956X
73810500
138241
120416X
*
**
4360'56
DESCRIPTION
Sprocket, 9 Teeth
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
* Assembly, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Screw, SelFTapping, Large
5/16-18 X 1.44
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 28 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth
Spacer .781 x 1.00 x .375
Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain .758 x 1.25 x .031
Axle, LH.
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32 Teeth
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Axfe, R.H.
Housing, Lower
Puck, Friction
Disc, Brake
Spacer
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Self-Tapping, Large
5f16-18 x 2.25
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain .32! x 1.00 x .055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Locknut 5/16-24
Square Ring
Grease
Use in Combinations to maintain proper clearances
Order Key No. 15
NOTE:
47
9!7,254860
All component dimensions given in U,S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR
PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL
NUMBER
917,254860
422707, TYPE NUMBER
1522_01
304
J
881
74I
1019
358
LABEL
GASKET
32
KIT l
SET ]
Q
22O
_1£A
* REQUIRES SPECIAL TOOLS TO iNSTALL,
SEE REPAIR tNSTRUCTIO N MANUAL.
48
REPAIR PARTS
t8 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRtGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL
NUMBER
'_ 238
537
e s_2
35;8 GASKET SE_
t861
PUMP REPAiR KIT_
['_2'
OVERHAUL
CARBURETOR
KiT
t
49
NUMBER
917.254860
422707, TYPE NUMBER
1522..01
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
422707, TYPE NUMBER
468
5O
917=254860
! 522-0t
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
R_ferer_ce
_umb_r
...................
ENGINE
!
Manufacturer
MODEL NUMBER
309
__
- - MODEL
_
310
311
Mo_';T'an_| T.%'_o_t
|Drive
Ass'v.
Brush
NUMBER
422707,
544
Armature!
Assemb_
J AsseMblv
917.254860
TYPE NUMBER
aol
Dr{re End C=p
Assembly
..... I Housing ]
Commutaio_"
End Cap Ass'y,
j
39553B
390837
002
3gss3z.
394860
'Includes Brush S_I
Reference
_
5!0
]
_6
7;83
5!3
1522-01
I
] AssemblY4
I
8o_ lI
! 3_8_s_ I
8_6
Gear
tVIotor
Mfr,
O r ou__....__
,Sprin_
Assembly_
_" Bd _s & Svatton
L
_2v
L
4.9042i
.[ 398oo3
51
280104
'
490467
.Ki t |
'
Pin
I 94288(COpper_
REPAIR PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO,
t
2
3
5-t
5-2
7-1
7-2
8-1
8-2
494533
399265
391086
493457
493458
271867
271868
398065
222892
9
10
11
12
27803
94382
280225
271703
271188
271189
13 94565
15 94239
15A 94497
16 394028
94196
!8
493304
20 291675
21 399195
22 94724
23
491180
24
25
222698
394955
394956
394957
394958
394959
394960
394961
394962
260924
299691
391286
394306
397158
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
94671
390420
261528
35
36
40
41
42
65906
26828
221596
292260
93630
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
917.254860
422707, TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCR_PT!ON
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, Cylinder
Seat, Oil
Head, Cylinder Number 1
Head, Cylinder Number 2
* Gasket, Cylinder Head Number 1
* Gasket, Cylinder Head Number 2
Breather Assembly Number 1
Cover, Breather, Cylinder Number 2
(Use with Key Number 572, Air
Bafftewith Mounting Holes)
* Gasket, ValveCover
Screw, Sems
Tube, Breather
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover 1/64"
*Gasket, Crankcase Cover .005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover .009"
Screw, Cylinder Head
Plug, Oil Drain
Plug, Pipe
Crankshaft
Key, Timing Gear
Base Assembly, Crankcase
Seal, Oil
Seal Assembly, Cylinder Plug
Screw, Sems, Crankcase Cover
Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard
Piston Assembly .010" Oversize
Piston Assembly .020" Oversize
Pision Assembly .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard
Ring Set, Piston .010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston 4030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston, Standard
Pin Assy., Piston .005" Oversize
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod,,Assembly, Connecting,"
.020 Undersize Crankpin Bore
Screw, Connecting Rod
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Uses: 393606 Seal Assembly and
Retainer (Key Number 868)
Spring, Intake Valve
Spring, Exhaust Valve
Retainer, Intake Valve
Rotocoil, Exhaust Valve
Retainer, Exhaust Valve Rotocoif(2)
52
DESCRIPT!ON
45
46
50
5!
51A
52
53
54
75
78
81
90
91
93
94
95
261368
213520
2!3290
271412
280319
270884
93970
93208
222511
94326
223016
495181
495035
231209
491538
93499
96
97
98
99
102
!03
104
105
t07
I08
109
1I6
!!7
1t9
120
12t
127
161
165
187
188
20t
202
203
203A
205
206
207
209
209A
221939
392672
91920
26157
271607
298514
230896
394683
491543
223534
392673
280474
231338
94152
92290
491539
223472
398826
94289
299146
93535
262683
262684
280997
490207
93971
94298
262337
262352
261563
*
**
***
Included in
Included in
Included in
Carburetor
NOTE:
1522=01
•
_r'e
Tappet, Valve
Gear, Cam
Manifold, intake
Gasket, Carburetor & Intake Elbow
Spacer, Carburetor
Gasket, Intake Manifold Mounting
Screw, Sems, Carburetor Mounting
Screw, Sems, tntake Manifold Mnt.
Washer, Spring
Screw, Sems
Lock, Muffler Screw
Carburetor Assembly
Body Assembly, Upper Carburetor
Bushing, Throttle Shaft
Valve Assembly, Carburetor Idle
Screw, Seres, Throttle and Choke
Valve Mounting
Valve, Tllrottle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
Screw, Machine, Fillister Head
Spring, Throttle Adjustment
Gasket, Carburetor Body
Float, Carburetor
Pin, Float Hinge
Valve, Fuel Inlet
Body, Lower Carburetor
Valve, Choke
Shaft and Lever, Choke
O-Ring
Jet, Needle Valve
Screw, Sems, Hex Head
Washer, Lock
Carburetor Overhaul Kit
Plug, Welch
Body, Air Cleaner
Nut, Wing
Line, Fuel, 28" (Cut to Suit)
Screw, Hax Head
Link, Governor
Link, Throttle
Crank, Bell
Crank, Belt
Screw, Shoulder
Nut, Square
Spring, Compression
Spring, Governor
Spring, Governor Idle
Gasket Set (49t856)
Carburetor Overhaul Kit (491539)
both Gasket Set (49!856), and
Overhaul Kit (49t 539)
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
! inch = 25.4 mm
REPAIR
PARTS
18 HP 42" TRACTOR-
BRtGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
216
219
219A
220
222
224
227
229
230
232
235
240
244
257
258
259
265
267
284
284A
304
305
306-1
306-2
307
308-I
308-2
309
262375
393415
394348
222773
491282
94297
491297
62199
223882
262539
224039
493629
230318
93897
93949
223890
221535
93496
94264
93469
492656
94608
94513
222846
223734
94386
222848
222849
-_-
319
332
333
394988
230674
394891
334
337
93381
802592
356
358
363
383
387
392
394
414
422
432
434
435
445
467
468
474
482
523
524
524A
494705
491856
19203
89838
280197
261395
270988
223882
222875
221377
223688
93829
394019
493903
224521
393474
93621
494927
271157
271485
ENGINE _ MODEL
- MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
422707,
TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO, NO.
DESCRiPTiON
Link
Oil Slinger Assembly
Gear, Governor
Washer, Thrust
Plate Assembly, Governor Control
Screw, Pan Head
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer
Washer, Governor Crank, inside
Spring, Governor Control
Shield, Spitback
Fiiter, Fuel (tn Fuel Line to Tank)
Connector, Impulse Pump
Screw, Sems
Screw, Seres
Bracket, Cable
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Hex Head
Screw, Hex Head
Housing, Blower
Screw, Seres 1/2
Screw, Sems 3/4
Shield, Cylinder
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Sems
Cover, Air Guide
Cover, Air Guide
Motor, Starting (See Chart on
tItustrated Pages for Part
Numbers)
Armature Assembly
Nut, Hex
Armature Group,
MAGNETRON®Ignkion
Screw, Seres, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark, Resistor (with
Gasket)
Wire, Ground
Gasket Set
Puller, Flywheel (OptionalAccy.)
Wrench, Spark Plug
Body, Pump
Spring, Pump
Diaphragm
Washer
Clamp, Oil Filler
Cap, Spring
Cover, Diaphragm
Screw, Diaphragm Cover
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, FIush Rotating
Stator, Alternator, Dual Circuit
Screw, Sems
Cap and Dipstick, Oif Filler
Seal, Filler Tube
Seal, Tube
525
528
535
537
552
552A
556
562
567
495348
3938t5
271271
271411
262332
262331
93585
93853
93777
569
572
573
592
601
615
616
634
634A
635
642
643
726
276062
224580
491304
92278
93053
94296
491530
2710!3
491287
66538
223579
223714
39t362
741
819
842
847
851
858
859
860
86t
868
869
870
871
262694
94675
271170
394394
221798
270989
271025
261358
393397
393606
261463
213316
261961
231218
393456
212455
397882
280815
224413
491262
877
881
955
!005
1006
1019
917.254860
1522-01
DESCRIPTION
Tube, Oil Filler
Impulse Line and Clamp Assembly
Element, Air Cleaner
*** Gasket, Air Cleaner
Lower Bushing, Governor
Upper Bushing, Governor
Screw, Seres, Hex Head
Bolt, Governor Lever
Screw, Hex Head, Back Plate to
Cylinder
* Gasket, Crankcase
Baffle, Air, Cylinder Number 2
Back Plate Assembly
Nut, Hex
Clamp, Fuel Line
Retainer, E_Ring
Crank, Governor
** Washer, Throtte Shaft
Seal, Governor Shaft
Elbow, Spark Plug
Cover, Air Cleaner
Cartridge Plate, Air Cleaner
Gear', Flywheel Ring
(tncludes Mounting Parts)
Gear, Timing
Screw, Hex Head
Sea!, Oil Filter Cap
Dipstick and Tube Assembly
Terminal, Ignition Cable
.... Diaphragm, Damping
.... Gasket, Carburetor Pump
.... Spring (2)
Repair Kit, Pump
Seal Assembly and Retainer
Sea[, Intake Valve, Standard
Seat, Exhaust Valve, Standard
Guide, Exhaust Valve
Guide, Intake Valve (See Manuai)
Connector Assembly
Cover Plate, Crankcase
Plug and Seal, Solenoid
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Decat Kit
R PM Settings: Low: I200-1600,
*
**
***
....
Included in Gasket Set (491856)
Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (491539)
Included in both Gasket Set (491856), and
Carburetor Overhaul Kit (491539)
included in both Carburetor Overhaul Kit
(491539),
and Pump Repair Kit (393397)
NOTE:
53
High: 3200-3400
All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
SERVICE
54
OTES
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
GUIDE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
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15° MAX.
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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control, Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes,
£RI:IFTZMIIN®
S_F/A/RS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
18 HP TWIN CYLINDER
ELECTRIC START
3 in One Convertible
42" MOWER
5 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
Each tractor has its own model number. Each engine has
its own model number.
MODEL NO.
917.254860
The model number for your tractor witl be found on the
model plate located under the seat.
The model number for your engine will be found on the
blower housing of the engine.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears,
Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most
Retail Stores.
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
" PRODUCT - LAWN TRACTOR
* MODEL NUMBER-
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
917.254860
, ENGINE MODEL NO. - 422707, TYPE NO. 1522-01
- PART NUMBER
* PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you
consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with
Sears trained technicians.,,
professional technicians
specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to
you, we service what we sell.
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