Craftsman 917.275371 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
CRRFTSMRN°
LAWN TRACTOR
17.5 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.275371
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differently
from
built engines.
Before operates
you start the
This product
haspreviously
a low emission
engine which
engine, read and understand this Owner's Manual,
IMPORTANT:
For answers to your questions about
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
this product, Call:
operating this equipment.
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 pm, Mon - Sat
1-800-659-5917
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
website:www.sears.com/craftsman
Warranty .................................................
Safety Rules ...........................................
Product Specifications
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Assembly/Pre-Operation
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Operation ..............................................
Maintenance
Schedule .........................
Maintenance
2
3
6
8
11
17
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17
Service and Adjustments
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21
Storage .................................................
27
Troubleshooting
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28
Repair Parts ..........................................
32
Sears Service .........................
Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase,
if this Craftsman
Riding Equipment
is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions
in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship
according to the guidelines
of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted
parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions
below).
For your convenience,
IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
Standard Maintenance
Servicing, oil changes,
or tune-ups
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment,
impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft,
or over-speeding
the engine.
• Repairs necessary
because of operator negligence,
including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical
damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable
debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment
according
to the instructions
contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined
to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration
and wear of the exterior finishes, or product
• Riding equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
label replacement.
ON BATTERY
For ninety (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 hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge.
During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience,
IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized
Sears location. For the nearest authorized
Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery
warranty
applies
only while
this product
is within the United
States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT:
This cutting machine is capable of amputating
hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious
injury or death.
•
_IWARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect
spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
•
_IWARNING:
Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_IWARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended
by and comply with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
•
•
•
_IIWARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of
its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known
to the State of California to cause cancer
•
and birth defects
harm.
•
or other
_IWARNING:
Battery
and related accessories
reproductive
posts, terminals
contain lead and
lead compounds,
chemicals
State of California to cause
known to the
cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
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harm.
•
OPERATION
•
Read, understand,
and follow all
instructions
on the machine and in the
manual before starting.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
parts or under the machine. Keep clear
of the discharge
opening at all times.
Only allow responsible
adults, who are
familiar 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 blades.
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless abso-
•
Never direct discharged
material
toward anyone. Avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction.
Material may ricochet back toward the
operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.
Do not operate machine without the
entire grass catcher, discharge
guard,
or other safety devices in place and
working.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine
unattended.
Always turn off blades,
set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
Disengage
blades when not mowing.
Shut off engine and wait for all parts to
come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass
catcher, or unclogging
the discharge
guard.
Operate machine 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.
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.
Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage
of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the
riding mower safely enough to protect
themselves
and others from serious
injury.
Followthe
manufacturer's
recommen-
dation for wheel weights or counterweights.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.
Do not allow the mower deck to plow
leaves or other debris which can cause
build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
lutely necessary.
Always look down
and behind before and while backing.
storage.
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II, SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of
control and tip-over accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution.
If
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it.
•
Mow up and down slopes, not across.
•
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or
other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain
could overturn the machine.
Tall grass
can hide obstacles.
•
•
Choose a low ground speed so that
you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope.
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may
lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when
going down slopes. Do not shift to
neutral and coast downhill.
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Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on
a slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
Keep all movement
on the slopes slow
and gradual.
Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction, which
could cause the machine to roll over.
Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments;
they can affect the stability
of the machine. Do no use on steep
slopes.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
Do not mow near drop-offs,
ditches,
or embankments.
The machine could
suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the
edge or if the edge caves in.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents
can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence
of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity.
Never assume
that children
will remain where you last
saw them.
•
Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
•
Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
•
Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
•
•
•
Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area
for another ride and be run over or
backed over by the machine.
Never allow children to operate
machine.
the
Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may block your view of a child.
IV. TOWING
• Tow only with a machine that has a
hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
• Followthe manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed
equipment and towing on slopes.
• Never allow children or others in or on
towed equipment.
• On slopes, the weight of the towed
equipment may cause loss of traction
and loss of control.
• Travel slowly and allow extra distance
to stop.
V. SERVICE
SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, use extreme care in handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive.
•
Extinguish all cigarettes,
cigars, pipes,
and other sources of ignition.
•
Use only approved gasoline container.
•
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running. Allow engine to
cool before refueling.
•
Never fuel the machine indoors.
•
Never store the machine or fuel con-
•
tainer where there is an open flame,
spark, or pilot light such as on a water
heater or other appliances.
Never fill containers
inside a vehicle
or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic
liner. Always place containers on the
ground away from your vehicle when
filling.
•
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•
Removegas-poweredequipmentfrom
the truckor trailerand refuel it on the
ground.If this is not possible,then
refuelsuch equipmentwith a portable
container,ratherthan from a gasoline
dispensernozzle.
Keepthe nozzle in contact with the rim
of the fuel tank or containeropening at
all times until fueling is complete.Do
not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.
If fuel is spilledon clothing, change
clothing immediately.
Neveroverfill fuel tank.Replacegas
cap and tighten securely.
GENERAL
•
•
•
•
SERVICE
•
•
Never operate machine in a closed are.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure
the equipment
is in safe working condition.
•
Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
•
•
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
If you strike a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make any adjustments
or repairs
with the engine running.
Check grass catcher components
and
the discharge
guard frequently
and
replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts, when necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the
blade or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
• Before and while backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
• Choose a low ground speed so that you
will not have to stop or shift while on the
slope.
• Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a
slope. If the tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating.
Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children, even with the
blades shut off. They may fall off and
be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
Children who
have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area for
another ride and be run over or backed
over by the machine.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and in the watchful care of a responsible
adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child
enters the area.
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PRODUCT
In the state of California
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline Capacity
and Type:
1.25 Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
API-SG-SL):
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(below 32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter 3.5 Pints
W/O Filter 3.0 Pints
Spark
(Gap:
Champion
Plug:
.030")
RC12YC
1.1
1.4
2.2
3.4
4.3
5.5
1.7
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
12 PSI
Charging
3 Amps
5 Amps
Speed
System:
Battery:
Blade
Battery
Headlights
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
Bolt Torque:
27-35
28
230
U1R
Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of
a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best
possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent,
well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual.
The
instructions
will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always
observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
CUSTOMER
is re-
quired by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources
Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply
on federal lands. A spark arrester for the
muffler is available through your nearest
Sears service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR
PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse:
Ground
(MPH):
the above
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions
under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
_jLWARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
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
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained
in effective working
order by the operator.
Congratulations
on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman® product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
•
Expert service by our 12,000 profesional repair specialists.
•
Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
•
Product replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
•
Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related
parts not
covered by the agreement;
also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
•
Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician
on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement,
a
simple phone call is all that it takes for you
to schedule service. You can call anytime
day or night, or schedule a service appointment online.
Sears has over 12,000 professional
repair
specialists,
who have access to over 4.5
million quality parts and accessories.
That's the kind of professionalism
you can
count on to help prolong the life of your
new purchase for years to come. Purchase
your Repair Protection Agreement
today!
Some limitations
and exclusions
apply.
For prices and additional
information
call 1-800-827-6655.
SEARS
INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional
installation of home
appliances,
garage door openers, water
heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
Steering
Wheel
@
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
©
(1) 5/16 Lock Washer
(1) Hex Bolt
5/16-18 x 4
'
I
-_
Steering
Wheel
Adapter
I
i
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Steering
Boot
Seat
@
_(1)
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
(1) Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Slope
Keys
(2) Keys
7
Sheet
Your new tractor has been assembled
at the factory with the exception of those parts left
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 tools
as necessary
to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED
ASSEMBLY
FOR
_
Hex Bolt
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
_._r.--1 5/16 Lock Washer
L
J
/
Steering
Flat
Washer
Wheel
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
Adapter__
Extension
JSha
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BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
\,
Lower _
"_.
_
S!eering
4fL.
"-_Tab
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,
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Slots
IMPORTANT:
Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.
2. Place tabs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING
WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor
Insert
INSTALL
SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment
knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
so
they are pointing straight forward.
Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal
(left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble
large flat washer, 5/16 lock
washer, 5/16 hex bolt and tighten securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
2.
4.
3.
4.
5.
.
8
Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard
packing. Remove the
cardboard
packing and discard.
Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned
over the
large slotted holes in pan.
Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
of tractor.
Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment
knob and flat
washer loosely. Do not tighten.
Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortableposition
is reachedwhich allowsyou to press
clutch/brakepedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat without movingits adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL
TRACTOR
Operation
function
1.
Seat
2.
Seat
3.
4.
Shoulder
Bolts
5.
section
of
location
(See
and
controls)
po-
Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake
pedal.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
Roll tractor forward off skid.
Remove banding
shield up against
function
holding
tractor.
TRACTOR
Operation
section
of
OFF
for
deflector
SKID
location
(See
and
controls)
,_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions
in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated
area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest position.
djus ment
Kno @
CHECK
for
SKID
Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment
lift lever to its highest
sition.
TO DRIVE
Flat Washer
OFF
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals)
charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY"
in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
6.
Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions
that follow.
Seat
Label
Terminal
9
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
V"CHECKL
IS T
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance
and satisfaction
from this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
CHECK
,/No
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower
ing should be properly leveled.
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in
and Adjustments
section of this
BRAKE
loose
parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
,/Seat
is adjusted comfortably
and tightened securely.
housSee "TO
the Service
manual.
,/All tires are properly inflated.
(For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK
remaining
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
,/Check
mower and drive belts. Be sure
SYSTEM
they are routed properly around
and inside all belt keepers.
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.
pulleys
,/Check
wiring.
See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
,/Engine
oil is at proper level.
,/Fuel
tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
,/Become
familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system
ating condition.
them
is in safe oper-
,/Be sure Operator Presence System
and Reverse Operation System (ROS)
are working properly (See the Operation and Maintenance
sections in this
manual).
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
I'.,,I
CHOKE
SLOW
FAST
IGNITION
ENGINE OFF
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
ENGINE ON
ENGINE START
PARKING
oi
BRAKE
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
SWITCH
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
t
FUEL
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
OIL PRESSURE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FORWARD
MOWER
HEIGHT
MOWER
LIFT
m
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
LIGHTS ON
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
Models only)
&
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KN OW YOU R TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
ROS "ON" Position
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Light Switch
,-
_.
Ignition Switch
,
Lift Lever
"
Plunger
Attachment
Lift Lever
I
Throttle/Choke
Control
o
o
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
"'--?_-i:;--'"
Height
Adjustment
Indicator
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
02829
Our tractors conform to the safety standards
American
National Standards
Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
LEVER
- Used
LIFT
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER - Used to
LEVER
of the
PLUNGER-
Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights
on
and off.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVERLocks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
"ON" POSITION
- Allows operation of
mower deck or other powered attachment
while in reverse.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
- Used
for starting and controlling engine speed.
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL - Used for
declutching
and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing
any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend
a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles
or standard safety glasses.
HOW
TO USE YOUR
TO SET PARKING
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
TRACTOR
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing
switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning"
of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
pletely, as described
above, before
the operator's
position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Attachment Clutch Lever
"Engaged' Position
Throttle/
Choke
Control X
Parking Brake
"Engaged"
Position
TO MOVE
"Disengaged"
Position
Lever
STOPPING
MOWER
3.
BLADES
FORWARD
AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled
by the gearshift
lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired
position.
Gearshift
Clutch/Brake
Pedal
CONTROL
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.
nition Key
,"Disengaged"
Position
"Brake"
Position
comleaving
-
Slowly release clutch/brake
start movement.
pedal to
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged
position.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
GROUND
of your transaxle.
DRIVE
-
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE
TO ADJUST
-
to
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position of the attachment
lift lever
determines
the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
• Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
"backfire".
MOWER
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• The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months.
For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance,
grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO OPERATE
,JI_WARNING:
Backing up with the attachment clutch engaged while mowing
is strongly discouraged.
Turning the ROS
"ON", to allow reverse operation with the
attachment
clutch engaged, should only
be done when the operator decides it is
necessary
to reposition the machine with
the attachment
engaged. Do not mow in
reverse
unless absolutely
necessary.
USING THE
SYSTEM -
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch
engaged will shut off the engine. You must
remain fully and centrally positioned
in the
seat to prevent the engine from hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment
clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage
attachment
clutch control.
_,CAUTION:
Do not operate
the mower
ROS "ON" Position
TO OPERATE
SYSTEM
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
ON HILLS
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
Shield
OPERATION
OPERATION
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. With engine running, turn ignition key
counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
3. Look down and behind before backing
up.
4. Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) position and slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to start movement.
5. When use of the ROS is no longer
needed, turn the ignition key clockwise
to engine "ON" position.
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachemnt Lift
Lever High Position
REVERSE
REVERSE
(ROS)
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary,
push
clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move gearshift
lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake
pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse
Operation
System (ROS). Any attempt by
the operator to travel in the reverse direction with the attachment
clutch engaged
will shut off the engine unless the ignition
key is placed in the ROS "ON" position.
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TO TRANSPORT
_,CAUTION:
Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C),
use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION:
Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol)
can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season.
See Storage Instructions
for
additional information.
Never use engine
or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
TOWING
MENTS
CARTS
AND
OTHER
ATTACH-
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Too heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
TO START
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick
and wipe
clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw
cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULl" mark on dipstick is
reached.
Do not overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD
GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom
ENGINE
of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline.
Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
WARM
above)
6.
WEATHER
STARTING
(50 ° F and
When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments
and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described
above.
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COLD WEATHER
STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
(
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00272
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
• The attachments
can also be used dur-
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings.
Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps. Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
• Always
operate engine at full throttle
when mowing
to assure better mowing
performance
and proper discharge of
material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance
as well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operating attachments,
select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and give best performance
of the attachment
being used.
ing the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR"
in the
Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual).
MOWING
TIPS
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
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MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
____°_
''_
/_/_/_-_,_'_
BEGOLAR
SERV,CE
Presence
/_'_
/'
TSERV'OE
T
Check Operator
ROS Systems
R
Check for Loose Fasteners
A
Sharpen/Replace
C
Lubrication
0
Check Battery
Level
1_4
a
Clean
and Terminals
ll_
Mower
li_
I_'s
Blades
if
li_
v'
Cooling
Oil Level
If
Change
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
E
Change
Engine
Oil (without
N
Clean Air Filter
G
Clean Air Screen
li_
11_1,2
oil filter)
_1,2
11_2
Muffler/Spark
11_2
Arrester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Cooling
_1,2
Fins
I_
2
Replace
Spark Plug
_
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
11_2
Replace
Fuel Filter
1 - Change
more often when operating
in high ambient temperatures,
2 - Service more often when operating
GENERAL
If
I_
Check Engine
Clean Engine
OATES
lI_3
Check V-Belts
Replace
"
and
Chart
Battery
Inspect
_Oq'_
If
Check Transaxle
E
_'_
under
a heavy
in dirty or dusty
load
or
3 - Replace
blades more often when mowing
in sandy soil.
4 - Not required
if equipped
with maintenance-free
battery.
5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft,-Ibs, maximum,
Do not overtighten.
conditions,
LUBRICATION
RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
--
@ S_
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
CHART
,-
@ Spindle
Zerk
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
_SAE 30 or 10w30 Motor Oil
@General Purpose Grease
(3PReferto Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
ROS systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
the self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel
they must be lubricated,
use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly.
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TRACTOR
AIways observe safety ruleswhen
forming any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
CHECK REVERSE
SYSTEM
per-
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals
which can harm rubber.
For best results mower blades must be kept
sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
• 1,CAUTION:
Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer
of
your tractor. Using a blade not approved
by the manufacturer
of your tractor is
hazardous,
could damage your tractor and
void your warranty.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased
from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR
PRESENCE
SYSTEM AND
BLADE
position.
PRESENCE
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment
clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment
clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
ROS "ON" Position
REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened
blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as shown.
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble
blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
REVERSE
OPERATION
SYSTEM (ROS)
Be sure operator presence and reverse
operation systems are working properly.
If
your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
brake pedal is fully depressed,
and the
attachment
clutch control is in the disenCHECK OPERATOR
SYSTEM
(ROS)
• When the engine is running with the ignition switch in the engine "ON" position
and the attachment
clutch is engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running with the
ignition switch in the ROS "ON" position
and the attachment
clutch is engaged,
any attempt by the operator to shift into
reverse should NOT shut off the engine.
BLADE CARE
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments
section of this manual).
TIRES
gaged
OPERATION
Trailing
Edge Up_
Mandrel As_
Blade
Center
Flat
Lock Washer-._
_-Blade
Engine "ON" Position
(Normal Operating)
TO SHARPEN
Bolt
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend
sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced.
An unbalanced
blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened
with a file
or on a grinding wheel.
Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
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ENGINE
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer.
(When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions
supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded
portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground.
If
blade is balanced,
it should remain in a
horizontal
position.
If either end of the
blade moves downward,
sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
5/8" Bolt or Pi_
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification
SG-SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according
to your expected operating temperature.
SAE VISCOSITY
=30
_-_
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive
charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals
clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge
at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment
battery on
your tractor is maintenance
free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is
not necessary.
BATTERY
TO CHANGE
JUSTMENTS
NEXT
OIL CHANGE
cleat1
e
ENGINE
OIL
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
AND TERMINALS
section
BEFORE
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SG-SL
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals
and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADTRANSAXLE
0
ANTICIPATED
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils
(5W30, 10W30 etc.)improve
starting in
cold weather, the oils will result in increased oil consumption
when used above
32°E Check your engine oil level more
frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil.
Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 25 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting
the engine and after each eight (8) hours
of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick
securely each time you check the oil level.
BATT E RY
TO CLEAN
=10
RANGE
oH vise
Blade
Center Hole
=20
TEMPERATURE
GRADES
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
of this manual).
COOLING
3.
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
4.
5.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration
and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
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Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
To open, pull out on the drain valve.
After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6.
Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual.
8.
AIR
7.
Hook handle on cover and push down
on handle to close.
IMPORTANT:
Petroleum solvents, such
as kerosene, are not to be used to clean
the cartridge.
They may cause deterioration of the cartridge.
Do not oil cartridge. Do not use pressurized
air to clean
cartridge.
Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. For accurate reading,
tighten dipstick cap securely onto the
tube before removing dipstick.
Keep oil
at "FULl" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
CLEAN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating.
Clean with a wire brush or
compressed
air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Replace pre-cleaner
after
every 25 hours of operation or every
season.
Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
ENGINE
COOLING
Debris may
ing system.
clean area
and engine
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Pull up on air filter cover handle and
rotate towards engine.
2. Remove cover.
3. Carefully remove air filter cartridge and
pre-cleaner
from base.
4. Clean base carefully to prevent debris
from falling into carburetor.
NOTE: If very dirty or damaged,
replace
cartridge.
5. Place new pre-cleaner
and cartridge
firmly in base.
6. Align tabs on cover with slots in blower
housing and replace cover.
_
AIR SCREEN
SYSTEM
clog the engine's air coolRemove blower housing and
shown to prevent overheating
damage.
Air Screen
Clean out chaff and debris
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped)
as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Handle
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation,
whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
Cover
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
Cartridge
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line
with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
Tabs
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4.
Immediately
line.
wipe up any spilled
Clam p_.
gaso-
• 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 or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission
will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
_7 Clamp
I Filter
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery,
of all foreign matter.
seat, finish,
etc.
SERVICE ORTOADJUSTMENTS:
WARNING:
AVOID SERIOUS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
INJURY,
Disconnect
anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect
suspension
arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect
front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment
other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
MOWER
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment
GAGED" position.
2. Move attachment
5.
ANY
6.
Mower will be easier
3.
4.
PERFORMING
Depress clutch/brake
pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely
stopped.
Disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
BEFORE
to remove
clutch
from the
in "DISEN-
lift lever forward
to
lower mower to its lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
Small Retainer S
Clutch S
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch Spring
Front Link
Retainer Spring_
Anti-Sway
Retainer Springs
Both Sides)
Housing
Deflector Shield
Bracket
Large Retainer Spring
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TO INSTALL
1.
MOWER
2.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
Slide mower under tractor with deflec-
3.
4.
tor shield to right side of tractor.
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Connect front links to mower deck and
FRO NT-TO-BAC K ADJ U STM E NT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back
adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension
arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
its highest position.
Check adjustment
on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary
adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
springs.
Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
6.
TO LEVEL
MOWER
HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway.
Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this
manual).
If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground.
Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck
• If adjustment
is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment
nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom edge
of mower to r--_
_
ground \ / !!_/!
side-to-side
_
Mandrel
Both Front Links Should be
ual in Length
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Bottom edge of
r0ow,er to ground
I/
,_E _
Nut
Arm
@
,i,_
Trunnion
Lift Link
Adjustment
adjustment.
N_
Front Links
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TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
.
Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary.
If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
.
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface.
Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL
1.
2.
3.
-
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys
idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
and
-
With Parking
Brake "Engaged"
Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
Nut "A"
Mandrel
Jam Nut
Idler Pulleys
Arm
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TO REPLACE
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
BELT REMOVAL
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK
-
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
BRAKE
4.
Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
1.
BELT
1.
1.
TO ADJUST
DRIVE
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For assistance,
there is a
belt installation
guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
Mandrel
Pulley
TO CHECK
MOTION
5.
engine pulley.
Pull belt slack toward
rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION
-
1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
BRAKE
Depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
4.
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around the top groove of engine pulley.
Install belt through stationary
idler and
clutching idler.
5.
6.
FRONT
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
The front wheel
camber, contact
service center.
t/,.
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Stationary Idler
Transaxle
SHIFT
LEVER
The transaxle
be in neutral
NEU-
also prevents
when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment
is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment
is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
Axle
TO ADJUST
MENT
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
STEERING
Adjustment
WHEEL
are not
a Sears
or other qualified
FOR
REPAIRS
tire dry rot and corrosion.
Washers
Ring \
\
Square Key
(Rear Wheel Only)
TO START
TERY
to get to adjustment
bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Neutral Lock Gate
Gearshift
,..
and camber
Retaining
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment
bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment
bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional
clearance is needed
.....
BER
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
Keeper
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
toe-in
TO REMOVEWHEEL
Center
Clutching Idler j
TOE-IN/CAM
adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
Engine Pulley--
should
WHEEL
ENGINE
WITH
AWEAK
BAT-
_IbWARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged.
(See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE
section of
this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Bolt
ALIGN-
wheel crossbars are not
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble
with crossbars
Tighten securely.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
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2.
Connect
one end of the BLACK
3.
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK
Terminal
Cover
cable
Keps
Nut
aex
Bolt
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE
ORDER -
CABLES,
Positive
(Red)
Cable
REVERSE
1.
BLACK
cable first from
chassis
and
2.
then from the fully charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
Negative (Black)
Cable
TO REPLACE
1.
2.
HEADLIGHT
BULB
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
3.
Weak or Dead
Battery
REPLACING
Fully Charged
Battery
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring.
See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
FUSE
BATTERY
_,WARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals
at
the same time. Before connecting
battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5.
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
AND GRILL
AS-
1.
Raise hood.
2.
3.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
4.
Hood
Connect BLACK grounding
cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
Headlight Wire
Connector
Seat
Label
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ENGINE
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needle
valve and the seat in carburetor
may result
if screw is turned in too tight.
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the
emission control devices and systems, which
are being done at the customers expense,
may be performed by any non-road engine
repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed by an authorized
engine manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
PRELIMINARY
SETTING
-
1. Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making
carburetor
adjustments.
2. Be sure the throttle control cable is
CONTROL
adjusted
properly
(see above).
CABLE
FINAL
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. Check adjustment
as described
below before loosening
cable. If adjustment is necessary,
proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check that holes "A" in governor
control lever and hole in governor plate
line-up. If holes "A" are not aligned,
loosen clamp screw and move throttle
cable until holes are aligned. Tighten
clamp screw securely.
1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes.
Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion
control
lever in neutral (N) position.
2. Move throttle control lever to slow position. With finger, rotate and hold throttle
lever against idle speed screw. Turn
idle speed screw to attain 1750 RPM.
3. While still holding throttle lever against
idle speed screw, turn idle mixture
valve full travel clockwise then coun-
Governor Control Lever
Holes
Clamp
Screw
TO ADJUST
-
terclockwise
until engine runs rough.
Turn valve to a point midway between
those two positions.
Release throttle
lever.
Governor
ACCELERATION
Plate
4.
Move throttle
TEST
-
control
lever from slow
to fast position.
If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle mixture valve out (counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat test and
continue to adjust, if necessary,
until
engine accelerates
smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed.
Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous.
If you
think the engine-governed
high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment
and experience
to make any
necessary
adjustments.
Throttle
Cable
CARBURETOR
NOTE: The carburetor
on this engine is
low emission.
It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment
within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
The carburetor
has been preset at the
factory and adjustment
should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment
may
be required to compensate
for differences
in fuel, temperature,
altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment,
proceed
as follows:
In general, turning idle mixture valve in
(clockwise)
decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the idle mixture valve out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixture.
SETTING
"_.
Idle Speed
[=
"_
o1915
Throttle
S crew
C
Lever
Idle !ixture
With Limiter
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Valve _
Immediatelyprepareyour tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_IWARNING: Neverstore the tractor
with gasoline in the tank insidea building
where fumes may reachan open flame
or spark. Allow the engineto cool before
storing in any enclosure.
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.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor
are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
storage.
When mower
period of time, clean it
all dirt, grease, leaves,
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor
in the Maintenance
2.
3.
4.
5.
for winter
is to be stored for a
thoroughly,
remove
etc. Store in a
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative
in minimizing
the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container.
Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container.
Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the car-
(See "CLEANING"
section of this
manual).
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement
instructions
in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
buretor.
Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor
if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1.
2.
BATTERY
Remove spark plug(s).
Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s)into
cylinder(s).
Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly
(see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS"
in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
3.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
engine
4.
Replace
with new spark
plug(s).
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation
to
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and exhaust
areas are still warm.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Will not start
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
7
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8.
9.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
Engine will not
turn over
Engine clicks
will not start
but
1.
2.
Fill fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting
to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace
air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
service
center.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
8.
1. Clutch/brake
pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
Depress
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact a Sears or other
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
9.
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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qualified
clutch/brake
service
pedal.
center.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
See appropriate
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CHART:
section
in manual
unless
directed
CAUSE
and trash under
Engine dies when
tractor
is shifted
into reverse
1.
Raise cutting height/reduce
speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
mower.
4.
5.
6.
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
7.
8.
9. Water
in fuel.
9.
10. Spark
plug wire loose.
10.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn,
center
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
11.
12.
13.
14.
to Sears service
bent or loose
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace
muffler.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified
blade.
service
center.
2.
Bent blade mandrel.
Replace blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
2. Contact a Sears or other
3.
Loose/damaged
3.
.
part(s).
Reverse operation system
(ROS) is not "ON" while
mower or other attachment
1.
qualified service center.
Tighten loose part(s).
Replace damaged parts.
1.
Turn ignition key to
ROS "ON" position.
See Operation section.
1.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected
contact Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
is engaged.
Engine continues
to run when
.
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
operator leaves
seat with attachment clutch
engaged
Poor cut - uneven
1. Worn,
2.
3.
bent or loose blade.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
29
2.
3.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Poor cut - uneven
continued
CAUSE
4.
.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CORRECTION
Bent blade mandrel.
4.
Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
5.
1. Obstruction
in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged
mower
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine
speed
drive
too slow.
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
4.
5.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven
tire air pressure.
6.
Worn,
7.
Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
Blades improperly
installed.
8.
9.
too fast.
bent or loose blade.
10. Improper
blades
used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s)
not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
.
Light switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed
(fast) position before stopping
engine.
30
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove
obstruction.
2.
Replace
mower
3.
4.
Replace idler pulley.
Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
drive belt.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn light switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean
all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4.
.
Replace
alternator.
Move throttle
control
between half and full speed
(fast) position before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275371
SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
SOLENOID
A_,_MFER
FUSE
':
(OPTIONAL)
i©
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0-_
a
i
a
STARTER
II
\/
,
k
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'-=-2
C[LTTCI_ 7B-R,_K=E
ATTACHMENT
(CLUTCH
CLUTCH
OFF)
£
SEAT SWITCH
BLACK
GRAY
= =
I
= =
:=
8LACK
REVERSE
r---_
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..........
SWITCH
-u
SHORTING
l"_ I NOT IN REVERSE
_t
BLUE
FUEL t
t
LINE
I
IGNITION _PARKPLUGo
UNIT
I
-" (2 PLUGS
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
_
i
BLACK
(OPTIONAL)
I
BLUE
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT
3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM
FUEL
CONNECTOR
SHUT'OFF
28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM
_(CH_RGING
SYSTEM
DISCONNECTED)
0E0 SOLEHO,D __i -/---_
I
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION CIRCUIT "MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
_UN/OVERRIDEB+A1
RUN
B+A1
START
B+ S + A1
L+A2
_
--_,
UGHTING
SY%TEMROM
UTPUT"
DIODE
o.
UGHT
SWITCH- - - I
L -LI-GH-T-S-W-R
'_
',
ALTERNAT OR
T II
,___u___2______
]
14 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600
RPM (LIGHTS
OFF)
NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL
ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.
THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE
BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR
OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.
•
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE
BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS
WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE
SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS
WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS
SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS
WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF
UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED
TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
02836
31
HEADLIGHTS
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275371
ELECTRICAL
22
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TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.275371
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
8
16
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
34
40
41
42
43
48
52
90
92
93
94
163465
74760412
176689
176138
183759
4152J
4799J
146147
175158
73510400
4207J
192749
193350
140403
110712X
193374
71110408
131563
178861
140844
141940
180499
193465
192540
191834
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20
unc x 3/4
Box Battery Fender
Switch, interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152j
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga. 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga. w/16 wire red
Fuse 20 AMP
Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 uric
Cable Ground 6 Ga. 12" black
Switch Seat
Switch Ign
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
Switch LighttReset
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk. Fin Hex 1/4-20 uncx
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
1/2
Adapter Ammeter
Protection Wire Loop
Cover Battery Terminal
Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch
Screw Plastite 10-14 x 2.0
Module Reverse ROS
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
give in U.S.
inches
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917,275371
29
212
/
28
39
278
31
_/5
@/5
209
208
209
208
60
60
-209
37
_209
14
209
208
74
38_
38_4
chassis-Laser-It.stlt
34
27
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
60
64
74
142
143
144
145
206
207
208
209
212
278
---
174619
176554
155272
193510X012
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
STD541437
193258
174332X599
192394X613
139976
17490508
175710
174714
72140606
154798
73680600
175702
186689
175582
156524
170165
17670508
17670608
17000612
175143
191611
5479J
187801
NOTE:
NUMBER
917,275371
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Stamping
Bumper
Dash
Hood/Dash
Bolt, Carriage
3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, L.H.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 318-16 x 1/2
Hood Assembly
Laser
Bumper Extrusion
Nut
Grille Lens Asm Laser (Includes
Lens, Laser
Fend/Ftrest
Pnt STLT
Key Nos. 29 and 212)
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol
5t16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 uric x 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 uric
Plate Reinforcement
STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bolt Shoulder 5/16 -18 TT
Screw Thdrol
5t16-18 x 1t2 TYTT
ScrewThdrol
3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
Insert Lens Reflective
Screw 10 x 3/4 Single Lead-Hex
Plug, Button
Plug Dome Plastic
All component
dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
35
given
in U.S. inches
GROUND DRIVE TRACTOR . . MODEL NUMBER
917.275371
• 48
77
37
53
26
75
27
drive-fender.stlL41
36
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275371
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Dana
D4360-140
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
63
175410
173937
STD551143
Pulley, Engine
Bolt Hex 7/16-20
Washer
154778
142432
Keeper Belt Engine Hydro
Screw Hex Wsh Hi-Lo 1/4 x 1/2 unc
134683
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
Keeper Belt Engine
Spacer
Washer
25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
E-Ring
Key, Square
Washer
25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
2228M
131488
Key Woodruff
Arm Shift
165594
165711
19171216
166229
150360
192388X428
4497H
19091210
127285X
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140406
73680400
74780416
165623
17490510
165492
165580
187414
169613
169593
72110614
145212
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered
Spring Torsion
Washer
17/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut Lock Center 1/4-20
Console, Shift
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
1
Transaxle
2
3
4
5
6
146682
123666X
12000028
121520X
17000512
(See Breakdown)
Spring Brake Return
Pulley Transaxle
Ring Retainer
Strap Torque 30 Degrees
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
64
65
66
69
70
74
8
10
11
13
192502
STD561210
105701X
74550412
Rod Shift Fender Adjust
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 1 CAD
Washer Plate Shift
Bolt 1/4-28 unf Gr. 8 W/Patch
75
76
77
78
14
15
16
18
19
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
10040400
74490544
STD541431
74780616
STD541437
106933X
130804
73350600
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71673
174973
74760512
175578
120183X
19211616
1572H
179114
72110622
175556
127783
154407
123205X
72110612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
160855
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 x Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 uric
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh
3/8-16 uric
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 uric
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 Ga.
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
Shaft, Foot Pedal
Bearing, Nylon
Washer
Pin, Roll
Pulley, Composite,
Flat
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 2-3/4
Keeper, Belt Idler
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
Bellcrank, Clutch
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Carr 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Nut Crownlock
3/8-16 uric
Nut, Crownlock
5/16-18 uric
Link, Clutch
Spring, Return, Clutch
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
V-Belt
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
96
112
113
116
120
150
151
156
158
159
161
162
163
165
166
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
59
61
62
169691
17120614
8883R
Keeper, Center Span
Screw, 3/8-16 x .875
Cover, Pedal
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
x 4 Gr. 5-1.5
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdhd Sqneck
318-16 x 1.25
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16
Spacer Retainer
Washer
13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5116 ID x 1.125
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Shift
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Crownlock
1/4-20 unc
Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 uncx 1 Gr. 5
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5t16-18 x 5t8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561
Plate Fastening
Keeper Belt T/A
Nyliner
Snap-In 5/8"1D
Washer Nyl 7t8 ID x .105" Hyd
Bolt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut Hex Fig. Lock
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275371
-38
-_97
_
t
t
,_42
_
71
J
67
67
J
67
65
J
J"
82
,
3
_
1"
steering pl.lt 58
38
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275371
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
15
17
26
28
29
30
186780
175131
169840
169839
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
175121
10040600
136518
145212
190753
126847X
19131416
17000612
STD561210
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly
STMP Dropped STL
Spindle Assembly,
L.H.
Spindle Assembly,
R.H.
Bearing, Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer
25132 x 1-5t8 x 16 Ga.
Washer
27132 x 1-114 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Spacer Brg Axle Front
Nut, Hexflange
Lock
Shaft Assembly,
Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer
13/32 x 7t8 x 16 Ga.
Screw 318-16 x 3/4
Pin
32
34
36
37
192757
10040500
155099
152927
Rod, Tie
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr. 5/16
Bushing, Steering
Screw
38
39
40
186781
19113812
73540600
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 11/32 ID x 2-3/80D
Nut Crownlock
3/8-24
41
42
43
186737
145054x428
121749X
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer
25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
44
46
47
65
67
68
71
82
88
190752
121232X
183226
160367
72110618
169827
175146
169835
175118
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Fitting, Grease
Spacer
Brace Axle
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm
Bracket Susp Chassis Front
Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20
91
95
97
175553
188967
74780564
Clip Steering
Washer Hardened
Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 4" L Gr. 5
x 12 Ga.
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,275371
ENGINE
72
62
/
81
13
4
I
E
38
78
33
23
37
29
OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
engine-bs.lcyl
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
170545
17720408
KEY
PART
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle/Choke
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
1/4-20 x 5/8
37
38
40
44
137040
181654
124028X
17670412
45
46
62
72
78
81
17000612
19091416
10010500
71070512
17060620
73510400
Line, Fuel
Plug, Drain Oil Easy
Bushing Snap
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd.,
Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hex Wsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Washer 9t32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Washer Split
Screw Hex Hd Cap 54/16-18 x 3/4
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-114
Engine, Briggs
31C707-0230-E
4
13
14
23
29
31
32
33
137352
165291
148456
169837
137180
187750
140527
123487X
49
Cutting
Model No.
1
(See Breakdown)
Muffler
Gasket
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Shield Bm/Dbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly
Fuel
Clamp, Hose
Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20
unc
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
40
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.275371
SEAT ASSEMBLY
8_
'!
10
5
\
\
17
\
\
12
seat_It.knob_9
KEY
PART
KEY
PART
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
188716
180166
71110616
19131610
Seat
Bracket,
Bolt
Washer
5
6
145006
STD541437
Clip,
Nut
7
8
9
10
11
12
124181X
17000616
19131614
180186
166369
174648
Spring, Seat
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Pan, Seat
Knob Seat
Bracket, Switch Mounting
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
121248X
72050412
134300
121250X
123976X
171852
STD541431
19171912
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-1/2
Spacer, Split .28 x .88
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Gr. 5
Bolt, Shoulder
5/16-18 uric
Nut
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Pivot, Seat
13132 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Push-In
Hinged
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917,275371
DECALS
6
11
7
14
3
5
14
10
8
12
16
13
15
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
193308
186377
186280
179128
186281
133644
196130
138047
186282
149516
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
11
12
14
15
16
------
156439
193545
186787
160396
172331
138311
184310X428
184311X428
196217
196218
KEY
PART
WHEELS
Fender Opr. inst.
HP Engine
Hood RH
Deck
Hood LH
Customer
Maintenance
Replacement
Battery
Fender
Battery, Dngr/Psn
Eng
& TIRES
5,8
Manual,
Manual,
Owner's,
Owner's,
English
Spanish
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
106222X
59904
5
6
7
106732X624
278H
9040H
8
9
10
106108X624
106268X
7152J
11
--
104757X428
144334
Valve Cap, Tire
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Front Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Rim, Front
Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
Rim, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Rear Tire
(Not Provided, Service Item Only)
Cap, Axle
Sealant, Tire 10 oz.
11
1
Decal, Danger Fender Eng/Span
Decal, Side Panel
Decal, Panel Dash
Decal, V-Belt Sch
Decal, Deck Heavy Duty
Decal, Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
NO.
4,10
wheel
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,275371
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
13
6
5
13
19
20
13
18 20
19
32
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
13
159460
159471
105767X
12000002
19211621
120183X
125631X
122365X
139865
139866
STD624008
KEY
PART
DESCRIPTION
NO.
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Lift Lever Inner Wire Assembly
Shaft Assembly,
Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer
21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
15
16
17
173288
73350800
175689
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam
Trunnion
18
73800800
Locknut, Hex, with Washer
1/2-13 unc
Bearing, Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Button, Plunger, Red
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
19
20
31
32
139868
163552
169865
73540600
Arm, Suspension,
Rear
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt, Lift
Nut, Crownlock
3/8-24
1/2-13
unc
insert
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
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NUMBER
917,275371
MOWER DECK
185
ii47142
21
16
28
27
29
5
6
f
19
42
D man-topath
21
stir
3
44
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NUMBER
917.275371
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
165892
STD533107
Mower
Bolt
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
138017
165460
STD624008
178024
850857
STD551137
140296
11
134149
- -
139775
--
138971
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
40
137645
128774
110485X
174493
72140505
132827
159770
STD541431
177563
105304X
123713X
110452X
130968X428
19111016
131491
173984
187690
153535
178342
STD533717
131494
73900600
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38142" eck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
Blade, 42" Mulching STD
(For mulching mowers only)
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
Blade, 42" Hi-Lift
(For bagging or discharging)
Shaft Assembly,
Mandrel, Vented
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Stripper, Mower Deck
Bolt, Carriage
5/16-18 x 5/8
Bolt, Shoulder
Baffle, Vortex
Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 unc
Bracket, Deflector
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
Nut, Push
Shield, Deflector
Washer
11/32 x 518 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Hinge
Screw Thdrol DOD PT Hex
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel
Nut, Toplock, Flanged
Bolt
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 unc
Deck Assembly,
42"
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
44
45
140088
STD624003
Guard, Mandrel,
Retainer
46
48
52
53
54
55
56
59
67
68
92
129
130
131
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
152
158
159
184
185
--
137729
133944
139888
184907
178515
155046
165723
141043
149846
144959
73800600
19131312
74780616
72140608
165890
157109
158634
165888
171977
131335
169022
165898
19091210
169676
17720408
72140614
19131410
188234
130794
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20 x 5/8
Washer, Hardened
Bolt, Shoulder
5/16-18 unc
Arm Assembly,
Brake
Washer, Hardened
Arm, Idler
Spacer, Retainer
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x 13116 x 12 Ga.
--
171639
L.H.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc xl Gr. 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm Idler 42"
Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Carriage Idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer
9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.
Cable Clutch 42 In
Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 5/8
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 Unc x 1 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 10 Ga.
Head Asm. Cable Clutch
Mandrel Assembly
(includes
housing, shaft and shaft hardware
only-pulley
not included)
Replacement
Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order
separately
mulcher cover components
key nos.
101 - 106)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
45
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917,275371
2O
21
22
8
11.
10
11.
71
52
53
54
6O
59
52
62
63
64
7O
69
46
DANATRANSAXLE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
- - MODEL NUMBER 4360-140
917.275371
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
170981
2274J
134400
105904X
160940
Housing, Upper
Screw, Tapping, 1/4-20 X .734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Tapping,
No. 10-24 X .482
40
41
42
43
44
45
120472X
105928X
170988
134394
120473X
142678
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
138235
108727X
148266
148269
2225J
134793
148268
120415X
Assy, Kit, Shifter
V-Ring
Bearing, Flange
Seal, Oil
Ring, Retaining
Assy, Kit, Shim, .625 Shaft
Bearing, Flange
Washer, Plain,
.632 X 1.38 X .046
46
47
48
49
50
51
143697
124641X
106589X
120408X
105937X
2226J
52
53
134401
2264J
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
142674
170983
170986
105909X
105910X
160942
160943
148267
138236
73810500
142676
2244J
105916X
12047OX
110070X
142677
142681
124644X
108980X
120406X
134796
105925X
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
160946
170990
160948
110071X
120952X
170991
160950
170992
7294J
108989X
160952
120954X
160953
138244
108996X
69
70
71
72
160954
120951X
174256
120416X
36
2228J
37
170987
38
39
174255
124639X
Key, Woodruff,
No. 9
Assy, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, 12T
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Cover, Detent
Gear, Spur, 1 2T
Collar, Clutch
Assy, Kit, Clutch Keys
Nut, Lock, 5/16-24
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff,
No. 61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 1 8T
Spacer, 1. 131 X 1.45 X .494
Gear, Spur, 37T
Gear, Spur, 35T
Gear, Spur, 30T
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 22T
Gear, Spur, 19T
Washer, Plain,
.640 X 1.37 X .061
Washer, Plain,
.632 X 1.00 X .046
Washer, Plain,
.632 X 1.00 X .031
Assy, Gear, Comb., 12T & 30T
Shaft, Idler
DESCRIPTION
Spacer, .633 X .87 X .755
Sprocket, 9T
Gear, Bevel, 36T
Assy, Kit, Shim, .750 Shaft
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12T
Gear, Spur, 15T
Gear, Spur, 20T
Gear, Spur, 25T
Gear, Spur, 28T
Gear, Spur, 31T
Washer, Plain,
.632 X 1.00 X .060
Washer, Neoprene
Washer, Plain,
.758 X 1.25 X .031
Axle, LH
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Splined
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32T
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 1 2T, Idler
Axle, RH
Housing, Lower
Disc, Brake
Spacer, Brake Puck
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Tapping, 5116-18 X 2.35
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain,
.321 X 1.00 X .055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Puck, Friction
Washer, Anti Rotation
Grease
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
*
Use in various
clearances.
combinations
to maintain
proper
**
Order
***
Silicone Sealant to be applied between Upper
and Lower Housings (use Loctite Ultra Gray
Silicone 5699 or equivalent).
Key No. 15.
TRACTOR
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BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
11
.Jl
27
43,_
584_
307_
1264_
358 ENGINE GASKET SET
24
868_)
943 O
741
20@ 6170
1022
691 (_
81_
8420
524 @
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1266 0
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LABEL
12
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15_
48
TRACTOR
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917.275371
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
1095 VALVE GASKET
617
238
0
SET
1022
868
g5
13_
..4_
1 o22
6170
635.m4_
524 O
1022
914
102_:
616_
404,,
_
614_
/!J
216
_
1_
267 _'
334
49
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BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
108A _
e,.
118
[
142_
1091
_}-- 117
106
105
1869
127 G
137
276@
95o_
4311
121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL
1266A 0
KIT
987(_
51
104 _
_
105
276@
231_
127_
137
1266@
1266
0
93_
95e
106 [_
117_
142
6170
634__
977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET
51%
137 0
50
276@
1266A 0
TRACTOR
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917.275371
BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
305A _
3041
1265
968
3o_
729
801 (_
697 _
603 _
310 1
802 (_
87-q--
_o1_
(_
363
783A_
544A
310 [
803A
513_
_A
_/311A
NOTE: For Replacement Starter Motor,
See Reference 309.
51
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BRIGGS ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER 31C707, TYPE NUMBER 0230-E1
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
7
9
10
11
12
13
15
16
20
22
23
24
25
697174
399265
391086
697106
698147
692410
697109
697157
697113
697110
690360
690946
697127
690947
692125
693557
222698
697159
697160
DESCRIPTION
.÷
697162
697163
26
27
28
29
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
43
45
46
48
697164
697165
697171
697172
697100
697099
697126
692852
495856
495857
691279
691279
697352
691752
691968
690564
697687
697761
50
690193
51
53
54
73
74
75
78
93
94
95
98
104
105
106
108
108A
117
692137•05+
690227
691148
697384
697987
690582
691003
690602
498030
691636
495800
690525
231855
690577
690464
692344
694352
O
O
O
O
O
Cylinder Assembly
Kit-Bushing/Seal
(Magneto
Seal-Oil (Magneto Side)
Sump-Engine
Head-Cylinder
Gasket-Cylinder
Head
Gasket-Breather
Side)
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
118
121
125
127
130
131
133
697492
697241
697190
695005
691750
494379
494381
Screw (Breather
Tube-Breather
Gasket-Crankcase
Assembly)
137
141
141A
281165
495097
495931
Screw (Cylinder
Plug-Oil Drain
Crankshaft
Head)
142
146
186
697140
691639
692317
DESCRIPTION
Jet-Main (High Altitude)
Kit-Carburetor
Overhaul
Carburetor
Plug-Welch
Valve-Throttle
Kit-Throttle
Shaft
Float-Carburetor
O5 Gasket-Float
Bowl
Kit-Choke Shaft (Manual Choke)
Kit-Choke Shaft (Choke A Matic)
O Nozzle-Carburetor
Key-Timing
Connector-Hose
Seal-Oil (PTO Side)
Screw (Crankcase
Cover/Sump)
Flywheel
Key-Flywheel
Piston Assembly
(Standard)
Piston Assembly
(.010" Oversize)
Piston Assembly
(.020" Oversize)
Piston Assembly
(.030" Oversize)
Ring Set (Standard)
Ring Set (.010" Oversize)
Ring Set (.020" Oversize)
Ring Set (.030" Oversize)
Lock-Piston
Pin
Pin-Piston
187
691050
188
192
202
209
216
222
227
231
232
238
240
265
267
276
304
691693
691986
691841
692208
691840
694042
691374
691636
691842
691843
394358
691024
695134
692255
698402
Rod-Connecting
(Standard)
Screw (Connecting
Rod)
Valve-Exhaust
Valve-Intake
305
305A
306
307
697102
697103
697107
691003
Spring-Valve
(Intake)
Spring-Valve
(Exhaust)
Guard-Flywheel
Retainer-Valve
309
309A
693551
Clamp-Casing
Screw (Casing Clamp)
Washer-Sealing
Housing-Blower
Screw (Blower Housing)
Screw (Blower Housing)
Shield-Cylinder
Screw (Cylinder Shield)
Motor-Starter
Slinger-Governor/Oil
Tappet-Valve
Camshaft
310
311
311A
690323
497608
395538
Motor-Starter
(For Replacement
Starter Motor,
See Reference
309)
Bolt (Starter Motor)
Brush Set
Brush Set
Short Block (31C707-0230-E2
Replacement
Engine-art
not available)
Manifold-Intake
Gasket-Intake
333
334
337
358
363
492341
691061
491055
697191
19203
Armature-Magneto
Screw (Magneto Armature)
Plug-Spark
Gasket Set-Engine
Flywheel Puller
Stud (Carburetor)
Screw (Intake Manifold)
Screen-Rotating
Screw (Rotating
Screen)
Washer (Flywheel)
Screw (Flywheel
Guard)
Bushing-Throttle
Shaft
Kit-idle Mixture
RPM Settings:
O
$
+
Screw (Throttle Valve)
Kit-Idle Speed
Pin-Float Hinge
Valve-Float
Needle
Seat-Inlet
Valve-Choke
(Manual Choke)
Valve-Choke
(Choke A Matic)
Jet-Main (Standard)
Included
included
included
included
in
in
in
in
Line-Fuel (Cut to Required
Length)
Screw (Control Bracket)
Adjuster-Rocker
Arm
Link-Mechanical
Governor
Spring-Governor
Link-Choke
Bracket-Control
Lever-Governor
Control
Screw (Choke Valve)
Spring-Governor
Cap-Valve
Filter-Fuel
O5
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
Carburetor
Overhaul
Kit, Key. No. 121
Carburetor
Gasket Set, Key. No. 977
Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
52
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
383
404
431
89838
691691
697122
Wrench-Spark
Plug
Washer (Governor
Crank)
EIbowqntake
851
868
876
692424
690968
495877
445
462
474
503
505
510
510A
513
698083
691261
696459
691532
691251
693699
497606
692024
Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge
Washer (Starter Cable)
Alternator
Strap-Starter
Nut (Governor Control Lever)
Drive-Starter
Drive-Starter
Clutch-Drive
877
896
914
947
950
967
968
975
393456
691641
690960
694393
691657
697015
698403
495933
523
524
525
544
544A
697086
691032
697184
692034
390837
977
987
1005
1019
1022
690192
691326
697853
697143
272475
552
562
579
584
601
614
616
697144
691119
691029
697112
95162
691620
692012
1023
1026
....
1029
1034
1036
1040
692492
692003
692011
691751
690822
695700
698368
617
634
692138
690801
690802
635
643
691909
698401
691658
691265
275038
690372
691626
690958
691293
Screw (Flywheel)
Ring-Retaining
Owner's Manual
634A
1044
1051
1058
1070
1083
1083A
1090
654
691
690958
692407
Nut (Carburetor)
• Seal-Governor
Shaft
1091
1095
691333
690190
Cap-Limiter
Gasket Set-Valve
697
718
729
741
757
758
759
783
783A
690372
690959
691224
697128
697607
697134
697392
693713
693059
Screw (Drive Cap)
Pin-Locating
Clip-Wire
Gear-Timing
Link-Counterweight
Counterweight
Pin-Counterweight
Gear-Pinion
Gear-Pinion
1119
691183
1263
697124
1264
697104
1265
697125
1266
691917
1266A697123
1267
697575
1270
697156
1279
690960
Screw (Alternator)
Reed-Breather
789
797
801
801A
802
802A
803
803A
830
842
847
698329
693167
691283
394856
691286
395537
693757
398159
691095
691031
697611
Dipstick
• Seal-Dipstick
Tube
Tube-Dipstick
Starter-Armature
Starter-Armature
Bushing-Governor
Crank
Bolt (Governor Control Lever)
Nut (Starter Cable)
Cover-Breather
Passage
Clamp-Hose
Pin-Cotter
Crank-Governor
O • SeaI-O Ring
O Spring/Seal
Choke)
O Spring/Seal
A Matic)
Boot-Spark
Retainer-Air
(Intake Manifold)
Assembly
(Manual
Assembly
(Choke
Plug
Filter
Harness-Wiring
Nut (Brush Retainer)
Cap-Drive
Cap-Drive
Cap-End
Cap-End
Housing-Starter
Housing-Starter
Stud (Rocker Arm)
• SeaI-O Ring (Dipstick Tube)
Dipstick/Tube
Assembly
RPM Settings:
O
+
included
Included
Included
Included
DESCRIPTION
Terminal-Spark
Plug
o+ Seal-Valve
Kit-Pinion Spring
Wire-Connector/Alternator
Pin-Drive Retainer
Screw (Rocker
Solenoid-Fuel
O
Cover)
Screw (Float Bowl)
Filter-Pre Cleaner
Cover-Air Cleaner
Bowl-Float
Gasket Set-Carburetor
Seal-Throttle
Shaft
Fan-Flywheel
Kit-Label
o+ Gasket-Rocker
Cover-Rocker
Cover
Arm
Rod-Push
(Intake)
Rod-Push
(Exhaust)
Arm-Rocker
Guide-Push
Rod
Label-Emission
Plate-Trim
Screw (Flywheel Fan)
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Nut (Starter Terminal)
Retainer-Brush
°0
O
Screw (Breather Reed)
Support-Blower
Housing
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
SeaI-O Ring (Intake Elbow)
Latch-Blower
Housing
Plug-AVS Counterweight
Screw (Blower Housing Support)
Low Speed: 1900-2100
High Speed: 3000-3200
in Engine Gasket Set, Key. No. 358
in Carburetor
Overhaul Kit, Key. No.121
in Carburetor
Gasket Set, Key. No. 977
in Valve Gasket Set, Key. No. 1095
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
54
SUGGESTED
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
L_
O1
15 DEGREES MAX.
_
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
ARNING:
To avoid
serious
injury,
operate
your tractor
and
slopes
greater
than 15
degrees.
Make
turns gradually
to up
prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
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For repair of carry-in products like vacuums,
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1-800-488-1222
Anytime, day or night (U.S.A. only)
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To purchase a protection agreement (U.S.A.)
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or maintenance agreement (Canada) on a product serviced by Sears:
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1-800-827-6655
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1-800-361-6665 (Canada)
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Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
Au Canada pour service en fran(_ais:
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a domicilio, y para ordenar piezas:
1-800-LE-FOYER
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