Craftsman 917.255572 Owner`s manual

OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.255572
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Caution:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructions
Before Operating
This Equipment
oAssembHy
° Operation
oCustomer AesponsibiHties
o Service and Adjustment
oRepair Parts
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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride.On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS.
FAILURE TO OBSERVETHE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH,
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GENERAL
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar' with the
instructions, to operate the machine,
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children, Children are often attracted to the machine
and the mowing activity_ Neverassume that children will remain
where you last saw them_
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Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.
which could be picked up and thrown by the b_ade,
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing° Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
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Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adulL
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area
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Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
children,
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OPERATION
Never carry passengers.
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary, Always
look down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone,. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in placeo
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off
blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys
before dismounting
Turn off blades when not mowing.
Stop engine before removing
chute
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Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, such as a water heater_
Never run a machine inside a closed area
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OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to Ioss-oflcontrol and tipover
accidents, which can result in severe injury or death, All slopes
require extra caution_ If you cannot back upthe slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it,
DO:
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Mow up and down slopes, not across
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etco
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine_ Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments
These can change the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual
make sudden changes in speed or direction.
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Do not
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose t_action,
disengage the blades arid proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
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Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight
and keep equipment in good condition,
Never tamper with safety devices
Check their proper
operation regularly
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.
Clean oil or fuel spillage_ Allow machine to cool before
storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.
Repair, if necessary, before restarting,
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and
replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary
Mower blades are sharp and can cut, Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them°
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as
required
tant safety precautions.
It means
Look for this BECOME
symbol to ALERT!i!
point out ImporCAUTION!t!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
DO NOT:
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SERVICE
Use only an approved container,
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running Allow engine to coo] before refueling
Do not
smoke
Never refuel the machine indoors.
grass catcher or unclogging
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer' or truck_
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Never carry children. They may fail off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
Never allow children to operate the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
Use extra care in handfing gasoline and other fuels. They are
flammable and vapors are explosive.
Mow onty in daylight or good artificiai light
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs,
I1o SLOPE
CHILDREN
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments, The
mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in
Do not mow on wet grass Reduced traction could cause
sliding
CAUTION:
Always disconnect
spark
plug wire and place wire where It cannot
contact spark plug In order to prevent
accidental
starting when setting up,
transporting,
adjusting
or making
repairs,
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the
ground
Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
Tractor_ It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service
Center/Department.
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
unit,
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your untt properly_
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
MODEL
NUMBER
917o255572
SPECIFICATIONS
HORSEPOWER;
12,5
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
5 QUARTS
UNLEADED REGULAR
OIL (30 PINTS):
SAE 30 (Above 32°F)
5W-30 (Below 32°F)
SPARK PLUG (GAP030 IN.):
CHAMPION RJ-19LM
STD361458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE 005 - 007 IN,
EXHAUST 009 - ,011 IN
GROUND SPEED:
FORWARD
1st 110 MPH
2nd 1.40 MPH
3rd 2,00 MPH
4th 300 MPH
5th 4.20 MPH
6th 5.00 MPH
REVERSE: 1.50 MPH
TIRE PRESSURE:
FRONT: 14 PSI
REAR: 12 PSI
CHARGING SYSTEM:
3 AMPS BATTERY
5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
30-35 FT, LBS
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODELAND SERIALNUMBERSWILLBE
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT.
FOUND
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBERAND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE_
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
WARNING', This unit 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 appFicable local or state laws (if
any), If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in
effective working order by the operator.
A Sears Maintenance Agreement is available on this prodUCtoContact your nearest Sears store for details°
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
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Read and observe the safety rules.
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Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your unit.
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Followthe instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
In the state of California the above is required by law
(_Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).
Other states may have similar laws, Federal laws apply on
federal lands° A spark arrester for the muffler is available
through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center
(See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual),
ON ELECTRIC
START RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this riding equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the
instructionstn the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship,
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable itemswhich become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners and belts.
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass,
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improperstorage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions
contained in the owner's manual.
Riding equipmentused for commercial or rental purposes_
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For 90 days from date of purchase, if any battery includedwith this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the baltery will not hold a charge, Sears wi{I replacethe battery at no charge,
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE RIDING EQUIPMENT TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state,
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO,, D/731CR-W, SEARS TOWER, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60684
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
..................... 3_ 15-18
WARRANTY ...................................................................
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................
4
INDEX .............................................................................
4
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................................... 5
ASSEMBLY ..............................................................
7-10
OPERATION ...........................................................
11-14
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 19-24
STORAGE ....................................................................
25
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................
26-27
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 28.43
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ..................................... 44-48
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................... BACK PAGE
tNDEX
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A
Accessories .....................................................
5
Adjustments;
Brake ...................................................21
Carburetor. .............................................
24
Mower
Front-To-Back .................................
20
Side-To-Side ...............................20
Throttle Control Cable .....................24
Air Filter, Engine .........................................
18
Air Screen, Engine ...................................18
Assembly ...............................................7-10
B
Battery:
Charging
Cleaning .............................................17
Installation ..... ................................... 9
Levels
Preparation ..................................... 8
Starting with Weak Battery .......... 22
Storage ................................................
25
Terminals ...................................... 17
Belt:
Motion Drive
Removal/Replacement
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21
Mower Blade Drive
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8
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8,17
Removal/Replacement
............ 21
Blade:
Electrical:
interlocks and Relays .....................23
Schematic ........................................28
Wiring Diagram ............................. 29
Engine:
Air Filter .............................................18
Air Filter Foam Pro-Cleaner ...........18
Air Screen ..........................................
!8
Cooling Fins, Engine ........................
18
Oil Change ..............................................
17
Oil Level ................................... 13,17
Oil Type ............................................ 17
Preparation .......................................13
Repair Parts ................................44-48
Starting ..............................................14
Storage ................................................
25
F
Filter:
Air Filter ..............................................18
Air Filter Foam Pro-Cleaner ......... 18
Fuel .........:...................................... 18
Fuel:
Type ...................................................13
Storage ......................................... 25
Fuse ....................................................... 23
H
Hood Removal/Installation
Sharpening
16
Replacement
Brake Adjustment ........................................
21
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6
C
Carburetor Adjustment ........................ 25
Controls, Tractor ................................... t 1
Customer Responsibilities .............. 15-t 8
Engine:
Air Filter ..................................
18
Air Filter Foam Pro-Cleaner .... 18
Air Screen, Engine ................... 18
Battery .............................................
17
Cooling Fins, Engine ............... 18
Engine Oil ................................ 17
Fuel Filter. ................................ 18
Spark Plugs .................................18
Tractor:
Blade ................................................
16
Lubrication Chart ....................... 15
Maintenance Schedule ............ 15
Tire Care ............................ 8,16,22
Cutting Height, Mower ....................... 12
................. 23
L
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Leveling Mower Deck ......................... 20
Lubrication:
Chart ............................................... 15
M
Maintenance
Mower:
Schedule ...........................15
Adjustment, Front-to-Back ...............
20
Adjustment, Side-to.Side ............ 20
Blade Sharpening ........................ 16
Blade Replacement ........................16
Cutting Height ................................ 12
Installation .........................................19
Operation ..................................... 13
Removal ...............................................
19
Mowing Tips ..............................................
14
Muffler .................................................
18
Spark Arrestor .................................
3,38
O
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ....... 13,17
Engine ............................................ 17
Storage ...............................................25
Operation .............................................1!-14
Operating Mower .................................... 13
Options:
Accessories ................................... 5
Spark Arrestor ......................... 3,38
P
Parking Brake ................................ 11-12
Parts Bag ..............................................
6
Parts, ReplacementJRepair ........... 28=43
Product Specifications ........................... 3
R
Repair Parts ..............................................
28-43
S
Safety Rules .........................................
2
Seat .......................................................... 6
Service and Adjustments .................t9-24
Car buretor .................................... 24
Fuse
23
Hood Removal/Installation
........... 23
Motion Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 21
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
........... 21
Mower Adjustment
Front- to-Back ........................... 20
Side-to-Side ............................ 20
Mower Removal .......................... t 9
Tire Care ............................ 8,16,22
Slope Guide Sheet ............................. 51
Spark Plugs .......................................... 18
Specifications ......................................... 3
Starting the Engine ........................ 13-t4
Steering Wheel ................................. 7,22
Stopping the Tractor .............................. t2
Storage ...............................................
25
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T
Throttle Control Cable
Adjustment ................................... 24
Tires .........................................................
8,16,22
Trouble Shooting Chart .................. 26-27
Transaxie:
Repair Parts ........................... 42-43
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Warranty ...............................................
3
Wiring Diagram ....................................... 28
Wiring Schematic ................................ 28
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These accessories and attachments were available when the unit was purchased. They are also available at most Sears retail outlets,
catalog and service centers Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor.
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
MUFFLER
AIR FILTER
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
STABILIZER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide vartety of attachments that fit your vehicle° Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can
help you This list was current at the time of publication; however, it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
may" be made in these attachments, or some may no longer be available or fit your model° Contact your nearest Sears store for the
accessories and attachments
that are available for your unit.
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching.
do not require addit[onar hitches or conversion
PERMANEX
BAGGER lets you collect grass clippings and
leaves for a healthier, neater looking lawno Two Permanex
containers hold 30-gallon plastic bags.
LAWN SWEEPERS
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only 14-inch high, 42-inch
wide blade clears 38-inch path when angled left or right° Raises,
lowers with side lever Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible
scraper bar_ (Use with tire chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar
weight..)
let you collect grass clippings and leaves
LAWN VACS for powerfui collection of heavy grass clippings and
leaves
Wand attachment to pfck up debris in hard4o-reach
placeso
CARTS make hauling easy
kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath Drum4ype augerhandles
powdery and wet/heavy snow
Mounts easify with simple pin
arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift contro[fed at
tractor seat. (Use with chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar
weight)
Variety of sizes available_
ROLLER for smoother lawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 lbs. ofwetght Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum
TIRE CHAINS are heavy duty; c_osely spaced extra4arge cross
links give smooth ride, outstanding traction
SPREADER/SEEDERS
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed
kilfing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular
de-icers and sand.
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removat or dozing heavy materials.. In pairs (30 Ibs..each .)
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
vlsibilityo Hinged metal doors with catch. Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl and windshields for use as sun protector
in summer
(Catalog onlyo)
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to a!]ow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots
36-inch swath, 24
hardened steel coring tips, 150 lb. capacity weight tray
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn, Tapered 2,5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in
Steel weight tray for increased penetration.
Optional accessories
for tractor cab: tinted/tempered solid
safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper; 12-volt amber
caution iight for mounting on cab top. (Catalog only)
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup. Twenty spring tine
teeth Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting.
TRACTOR COVER protects tractor from weather
Made of
Evolution 3 fabric (water-repellent, extremely breathable, light
weight, soft, non-abrasive, pliable in all temperatures, durabEe,
stain/tear/puncture resistant, will not shrink or stretch) (Catatog
only..)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12-volt source°
Includes booms for
automatic spraying when pulling, and hand held wand for spot
spraying° Wand has adjustable spray pattern,, For applying
herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and liquid fertilizers
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate, and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard, or garden tractor. SimpIy hook up to the
tractor drawbar and go!
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CONTENTS
Parts Bag contents
shown
OF HARDWARE
full size
PACK
Parts packed separately
Seat
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in carton
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Metal
Screws
(2) Sheet
#10-16
x 1/2
_ulcher
(1) Locknut 3/8-24
(I) 2-3/8" Die, Washer
Plate
Steering
Boot
Battery
:
(1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Hex Bolt 1/2-13 x 1
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Parts Bag
Parts bag contents not shown full size
(!) LockWasher
I/2
(1) Washer' 17/32 x 1-3/16 x t2 Gauge
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Adapter
Wheel
Steering
Insert
(1) Wing Nut 3/8
(2) Keys
(t) Washer
13/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
(1) Lock
Washer 3/8
Steering
Bushing
(2) Hex Bolts
1/4-20 x 3/4 _/_(2)
_1/4-20
Hex Nuts
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(2) Washers
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga,
(2) Lock
Washers
1/4
150 Slope Sheet
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Battery Caps
and Instructions
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with 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 their proper tightness,
TOOLS
REQUIRED
FOR ASSEMBLY
INSERT
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard
wrench sizes are listed.
(1) 5/16" wrench
5/16" wrench
(2) 7/16" wrenches
Screwdriver
(t)
Utility knife
1/2" wrench
(1) 3/4" wrench
_'__3/8(_/2-1/4"
_jSTEERING
UNIT FROM CARTON
WHEEL
!
STEERING
UNPACK
DIA. WASHER
Tire pressure gauge
When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE
24 HEX LOCKNUT
_:_
STEERING
ADAPTER_..._
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CARTON
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Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6),
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Cut along lines on carton, from top to bottom, all four
corners of carton and lay panels flat.
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Check for any additional
remove.
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loose parts or cartons and
POSITION)
BEFORE
ROLLING
BUSH|_
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UNIT OFF SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1)
°
SIide the steering bushing over the steering shaft_
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Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash
line up with steering bushing, install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely_
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Position steering boot over steering shaft°
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Place tabs of steering boot over slots in dash and push
down to securer
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Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft,
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Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward,
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Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide onto adapter,
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Assemble large flat washer and 3/8-24 hex tocknut and
tighten securely°
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Snap insert into center of steering wheel.
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Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT=
CHECK
FOR AND REMOVE
ANY
STAPLES IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE
UNIT IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
(See Fig, 6)
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Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
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Release parking brake by depressing
pedal.
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Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
Roll unit backwards off skid.
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Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor.
clutch/brake
STEERING_ .....
SHAFT
(SHIPPING
POSITION)
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ASSEMBLY
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
INSTALL
PREPARE
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment boll
BATTERY
(See Fig. 2)
SEAT (See Fig. 3)
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Remove cardboard packing on seat pan.
CAUTION: wear eye and face shield.
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Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolt.
Wash hands or clothing immediately tf
accidentally In contact wtth battery acld,
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Assemble adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer
loosely. Do not tighten.
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Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
Do not smoke° Fumes from
battery acid are explosive.
charged
Read the Instructions Included with the
battery vent cap s. Always wear gloves,
clothing and goggles to protect your
hands, skin and eyes.
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Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
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Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down
(See Fig. 6).
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Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely
Your unit has a battery charging system which is sufficient
for normal use_ However, periodic charging of the battery
witt_ an automotive charger will extend its life,
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See instructions packed with vent caps in parts bag
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Fill battery with acid. Fitl each cell until it reaches the
bottom of the vent wells. Do not overfill.
.
Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty
minutes° After standing, check the level of acid. If
below the vent wells, add more acid until the correct
level is reached.
SEAT
SEAT PAN
SHOULDER
BOLT
While battery isstanding (after adding acid) and later, while
battery is being charged, continue with assembly of unit
IMPORTANT:
TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR
BATTERY, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERY BE
CHARGED BEFORE USE FAILURE TO CHARGE
BATTERY CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED BATTERY
LIFE.
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ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour° Use
a 12 volt battery charger, Observe all safety precautions
required for battery charging.
CHECK
•
Dispose of excess battery acid, Neutralize acid for
disposal by adding it to four inches of water in a five
gallon plastic container. Stir with a wooden or plastic
paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of
more soda causes no more foaming.
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PRESSURE
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled,
See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK
BELTS
CAP
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
OF
ALL
VENT WELL
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
BATTERY
CHECK
CELLACID
LEVEL
FIG. 2
TIRE
Reduce tire pressure PSt shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATION on page 3 of this manual.
CHECK
Follow instructions on how to install battery
CUT AWAY VIEW
LOCK WASHER
The tires on your unit were overinffated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct ti!e pressure is important for
best cutting performance,
Install the vent caps to cover the vent wells. Wash the
top of the battery with water to remove any acid, then
wipe dry.
Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no
damage has occurred in handling
WASHER
FIG. 3
Check the acid level after the battery is charged. If the
acid has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or
iron free water'.
•
•
-FLAT
8
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you Ieam how to operate your tractor,,check to see
that tSe brake is properly adjusted, See 'TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual
'HHHH
LY
ASSE
INSTALL
BATTERY
=
(See Figs. 4 & 5)
CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals. Before Installing battery, remove
metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparldng from accidental grounding.
*
Lift seat to raised
*
Open battery box door.
,
Lower battery into battery box with battery terminals
toward front of unit.
,
Be sure battery drain tube is attached to battery box.
,
First connect RED battery cable to positive (4-) battery
terminal with hex bolt, fiat washer, lock washer and hex
nut as shown° Tighten securelyo
*
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock
washer and hex nut. Tighten securely.
,
positiOnr
BATTERY
BOX DOOR
VENT CAPS
Close battery box door.
FIG, 5
Open battery box door for:
°
Inspection for secure connections
ware).
,
Inspection for corrosion_
,
Testing battery.
,
Jumping (if required).
,
Periodic charging •
(to tighten hard-
BATTERY
BOX DOOR
POSITIVE
(RED) CABLE
NEGATIVE
(BLAC_ CABLE
HEX
BO LT
POSITIVE
(+) TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
FiG. 4
9
= L
== H ¸ '
H
ASSEMBLY
INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING
(See Figs. 6 & 7)
•
@
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place,
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
from mower. Raise and hold guard when
attaching
mulcher plate and allow it to I
CAUTION:Donotremovedischargeguard
rest on plate while in operation.
&
OR DISCHARGING
Raise and hold deflectorshield
NOTE: If discharging or' bagging results are unsatisfactory
with mulcher blades on mower, remove the mulcher blades
and install high performance discharging blades, which are
available at Retail and Catalog stores (See MOWER in
Repair Parts section of this manual),
in the upright position
Position alignment cup over rear baffle.
_)
Pivotmulcherplateforward
and hookon mounting bolt,
Be sure hang tab hooks top of deck opening.
Q
Assemble fiat washer, lock washer and wing nut to
mounting bolt and tighten securely.
,/CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURETHA T YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT°
@
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
MOUNTING
BOLT
DEFLECTOR
MULCHER
PLATE
@
/
REAR
BAFFLE
AL|GNMENT
CUP
FASTING
3tAB SLOT
7"
All assembly instructions have been completed.
J"
No remaining loose parts in carton
v"
Batteryis properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
€'
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely,
v"
Alltires are properly inflated, (For shipping purposes,
the tires were over'inflated at the factory)
,/
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results, (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling)
,/
Check mower and drive belts, Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
Check wiring, See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
WHILELEARNING HOWTO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
DEFLECTOR
SHIELD
FLAT
WASHER
€"
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 them before you start the engine.
€"
LOCK
WASHER
V'
TAB_
MULCHER
PLATE
(Minimum
,/
FIG. 6
HANG
CHECKLIST:
WING NUT
FIG. 7
10
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND SAFE_
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save
this manual for future reference,
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCHLEVER
IGNITION
SWITCH
LIFT LEVER
PLUNGER
ATTACHMENT
LI FT LEVER
LIGHT SWITCH
THROTTL_CHOKE
CONTROL
CLUTCH/BRAKE
MOWER DECK
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
POSITIONS
I
]
PARKING
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
FIG. 8
Sears tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute,
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH:
GEARSHIFT
tractor.
LEVER;
Selects the speed and direction of
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise, lower, and
adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to
your tractor_
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment Nft
Turns the headlights on and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL:
Used for starting and
controlling engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL:
Used for declutching and
braking the tractor and starting the engine.
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake pedal into the
brake position,
lever when changing its position,
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the
engine.
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I
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating
your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend wide vision safety
mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses, available at Sears Retail or
Catalog stores.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
.
TO SET PARKING
NOTE: Under certain conditions when unit 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 unit on grass areas.
BRAKE
(See Fig. 9)
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
•
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold vehicle secure..
IGNITION
KEY ,,
A'rrACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
TO USE THROTTLE
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
,
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.
o
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position_
,
Move gearshift lever to desired
PARKING BRAKE
"DISENGAGED"POSITION
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition.
po-
GROUND DRIVE -
o
(See
position.
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position,
Turn ignition key to '*OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving vehicle to prevent
unauthorized use.
lift lever determines
the
•
Grasp lift lever.
o
Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
o
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
Iooking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
•
For best cutting performance, grass over6 inches in
height should be mowed twice, Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to "SLOW" position
and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause
engine to "backfire".
•
HEIGHT
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2to 4". The
heights are n'leasured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights are approximate
arid may vary depending upon soi! conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position_
lever to "NEUTRAL"
CUTTING
The position of the attachment
cutting heighL
(See Fig. 9)
•
Move gearshift
ENGINE -
MOWER
Fig. 8)
MOWER BLADES-
°
position,
,
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement,
IMPORTANT; BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE.
TO ADJUST
°
(See
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
gearshift lever.
FIG, 9
STOPPING
AND BACKWARD
Fig. 8)
"BRAKE"
POSITION
POSITION
(See Fig. 9)
,
TO MOVE FORWARD
GEARSHIFT
LEVER
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
CONTROL
Aiways operate engine at full throttle.
PARKING
BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTL_
CHOKE
CONTROL'
LEVER
Never use choke to stop engine.
12
TO OPERATE
MOWER
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push c_utch/brake
_oedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
rake.
(See Fig. 10)
Your unit is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine.
•
Select desired height of cut°
•
Engage mower by slowly moving attachment dutch
lever to "ENGAGED" position..
TO STOP MOWER o Move attachment clutch lever to
"DISENGAGED" position.
•
Move gearshift lever to 1st gear and be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement.
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o
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal
o
Make all turns slowly°
TO TRANSPORT
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard In place.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
•
Raise attachment lift control to highest position.
•
When pushing or towing your unit, be sure gearshift
lever is in "NEUTRAL" position.
•
Do not push or tow unit at more than five (5) MPH
BEFORE STARTING
CHECK
LOW
POSITION
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
(See Fig, 16)
•
The engine in your unit has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with summer weight oil
•
Check engine oil with unit on level ground.
•
Remove oil fill dipstick and wipe clean, replace and
screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and
read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark
on dipstick is reached_ Do not overfill
•
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (see "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)
.
To change engine oil, see the Customer ResponsibilF
ties section in this manual
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank, Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline. (Use of leaded gasolinewillincrease
carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).
IMPORTANT:
WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING
R_H,
RUNNER
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage° To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and Jet 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 fuet tank or permanent
damage may occur
DISCHARGE GUARD
FIGo 10
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and
do not drive across any slope.
•
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
•
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills
•
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
s}ower position
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
CAUTION:
spilled oil orFill
fuel.to Do
bottom
not store,
of gas
spilltank
or
use gasoline near an open flame.
13
OPERATNON
TO START
ENGINE
(See Fig. 9)
"
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 (See Fig 11)
•
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
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has
run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine
•
Depress the clutch/brake
brake
pedal and set the parking
•
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL"
position
•
Move attachment
.
Move throttle control lever to "CHOKE' position for
cold engine start
For warm engine start, move
throttle control to "FAST' position
clutch to "DISENGAGED"
position
. Turn ignition 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 engine does not start after several attempts, move throttle control to 'FAST" position, wait
a few minutes and try again
-
When engine starts, move throttle control to desired
position
•
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachment clutch
MULCHING
.
TIPS
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing
is attached to unit
.
Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet Wet grass tends
to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action
The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon
At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area
will not be exposed to the direct sun
•
For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that
the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass
blades (See Fig. 12) For extremely heavy mulching,
reduce your width of cut and mow slowly
o Mower should be properly leveled for best mowin_
performance
See TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual
•
•
•
TIPS
IMPORTANT:
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE,
KEEP
MOWER HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND
TRASH CLEAN AFTER EACH USE
• The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings
many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be
noticed Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn Atways mulch with your
highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the
best recutting action of the blades
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
MOWING
Use the runner on the right hand side of mower as a
guide The blade cuts approximately an inch outside
the runner (See Fig 10)
The left hand side of mower should be used for trim
ming
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut Have the cut area to the right of
the machine This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting
f
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MAX t/3
-,
FIG. 12
Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require
that an area be mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings
When doing a second cut, mow
across or perpendicular to the first cut path
•
Change your cutting pattern from week to week Mow
north to south one week then change to east to west the
next week This will heb prevent matting and graining
of the lawn
i p'#
FIG. 11
14
CUSTOME
ESPONSIBIL
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MAINTENANCE
I
ES
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SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES
REGULAR
SERVICE
_./i_,_ySERVtCE
_
Check Brake Operation
Check Tire Pressure
,V"
.....
V"
v"
Check for Loose Fasteners
V"
v'
T
a
Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades.
C
0
Lubrication Chart
Check Battery Level/Recharge .......
Clean Battery and Terminals
a
CheckTransmisslon Cooling
T
DATES
........................
v"
.
.
_4
....
_
....
V'.
V"
__
V"
..... _ .................. V"
V"
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
....
y ...........
_
_5
Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension
Check Engine Oil Level
=
Change Engine Oil
Clean Air Filter
E
........
,
V'2]
V'2i
.......................................................
N .Clean .&irScreen
G Inspect Muffler/SparkArrester
,,
t
Replace Oil FHter(If equipped)
N
CIean Englne'codling F;ns......
Replace Spark Plug
,
, .......
,
V"
........
...........
Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Iv'
Replace Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperatures
2 - Service more often when operating in dldy or dusty conditions,
GENERAL
............
3 - If equipped wl|h el! filter, change oil every 50 hours
4 - Replace blades more often when mowing In sandy soil
5 - If equipped with ad{uslable system
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this vehicle does not cover items that have
been subjected to operator abuse or negligence.
To
receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain unit as instructed in this manual.
CHART
(_
BEARING
Some adjustments wilt need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your unit.
_FRONT WHEEL (_)
BEARING ZERK
ZERK
NE®
All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual should be checked at least once each season.
Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear. A new spark p_ug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
andlast Ionger_
BEFORE
EACH
C
CLUTCH
P,VOT(S)
USE
•
Check engine oil level.
o
Check brake operation.
•
Check tire pressure.
•
Check for loose fasteners.
(_) SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL API - SG
(_) GENERAL
PURPOSE GREASE
_) REFER TO CUSTOMER
15
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
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 THE SELF-LUBRICATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE
MANDREL
BLADE
OPERATION
If unit requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, than brake must be adjusted.
(See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
TRAILING
EDGE UP
TIRES
•
"
.
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual)_
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.
FLAT WASHER
LOCKWASHER
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
BLADE
:_LT (GRADE 8)*
_'A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.
CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. The
blades can be sharpened with a file or on agrinding wheel,
We suggest they be sharpened or replacedafter every 25
hours of mowing. Check blades more often if mowing in
sandy conditions,
FIG. 13
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
(See Fig. 14)"
.
Do not attempt to sharpen blades while they are on the
mower.
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced= An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine
.
Replace bent or damaged blades.
•
The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding
wheel Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower,
•
To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter
steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancero (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balanGer)
•
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.
BLADE
REMOVAL
(See Fig. 13)
-
Raise mower to highest position to a_low access to
blades.
•
Rernove hex bolt, lock washer and flatwasher securing
blade,
,
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
•
Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and fiat washer in
exact order as shown.
NO'f'E: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are noL
•
Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Fto Lbso torque).
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED.
S_/CENTER
HOLE
S/B"B
B!.ADE
FIG. 14
16
CUSTOM
,
BATTERY
.....
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ESPONSI
ES
,nil
ENGINE
(See Fig. 15)
Your unit has a battery charging system which is sufficient
for normal use, However, periodic charging of the battery
with an automotive charger will extend it's life,
•
L
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oii rated with API service
classification SG
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature°
Acid solution level in each battery cell should be even
with bottoms of vent wells_ Add only distilled or iron free
water if necessary, Do not overfill,
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
CUT AWAY VIEW
WELL
.BATTERY
CELLACID
LEVEL
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, t0W30, etc,
improve starting in cold weather, these multFviscosity oils
wilt result in increased oil consumption when used aboe
32°C. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engtne damage from running low on oil,
FIG, 15
.
•
•
•
TO
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at Ieast once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year,
Keep battery and terminals clean,
Keep battery bolts tight.
Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open,
Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour,
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS -
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of continuous use. Tighten
oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level,
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig 16)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change
All oi_ must meet API service classification SG
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power,
•
Remove terminal guard,
•
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor,
•
Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water, Be careful not to get
the soda solution into the cells,
•
•
•
•
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry,
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright,
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly,
Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BATTERY" in the
Assembly section of this manual),
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after t00 hours
and replace if necessary, The belts are not adjustable
Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear,
•
Be sure vehicle is on level surface.
•
o
Oil will drain more freely when warm.
Catch oil in a suitable container
•
Remove oil fill dipstick. Be careful not to aIIow dirt to
enter the engine when changing oil.
•
Remove drain plug.
•
After oil has drained completely, replace oil drain plug
and tighten securely
•
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour
slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
Product Specifications on page 3 of this manual.
•
Use 9auge on oil fill dipstick for checking tevet, Be sure
dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick,
OIL FILL
TRANSAXLE
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling,
OIL DRAIN PLUG
FIG. 16
17
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AIR FILTER
17)
FOAM
E
ESPO
mnn
i.,n
PRE-CLEANER
um
in
JUJlH,,[_,JUL[JHW
(See Fig.
SCREWS
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by
using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-€leaner element
after every 25 hours of operation, more often if used in very
dusty, dirty conditions.
Remove knob and cover.
°
Remove cartridge nut and replace cartridge,
-
Reassemble and tighten securely.
BLOWER
HOUSING
SCREWS
SCREWS
AIR SCREEN
NOTE: Do not attempt to clean or oil the paper cartridge,
Replace paper cartridge once a year or after every 100
hours of operation, more often ff used in very dusty, dirty
conditions,
•
Wash foam pre-cleaner in liquid detergent and water.
-
Wrap foam pre-cleaner in cloth and squeeze dry°
•
Lightly coat foam pre-cleaner with clean engine oil,
Squeeze in towel to remove excess oil Do not saturate.
•
o
JLmES
STARTER
HOUSING
OIL FILL
DIPSTICK
ENGINE
COOLING
SPARK
PLUG
FINS
FIG. 18
Install foam pre-cleaner over paper cartridge.
Reassemble cover and secure with knobs.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equfpped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage,
COVER
KNOB _"_
SPARK
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of use, whichever comes
first. Spark plug type and gap setting is shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
on page 3 of this manual
CARTRIDGE
NUT
COVER
PLUGS
PAPER
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
(See Fig. 19)
Fuelfilter should be replaced once each season° Iffuelfllter
becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required,
FOAM
_
CARTRIDGE
AIR CLEANER
BASE
FIG, 17
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•
Place new fuel filter in Position in fuel line.
•
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned_
.
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
AIR SCREEN (See Fig. 18)
The engine air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to
prevent engine damage from overheating, Clean with a
wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn
dried gum fibers.
ENGINE
COOLING
(__---_
FINS (See Fig. 18)
__
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating.
.
Remove oil fill dipstick and cover opening to prevent
entry of dirt.
•
Remove screws from bfower housing and lift housing
off engine,
•
Remove the screws securing the starter housing and
lift housing off engine.
•
Use compressed air or stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins.
•
To reassemble, reverse above procedure
FUEL
FILTER
FIG. 19
CLEANING
•
Clean engine, battely, seat, finish, etc, of all foreign
rnatter_
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc,
°
18
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to ctean your
unit unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life,
SERVICE AN
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•
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake
•
•
Place gearshift lever In 'NEUTRAL" positlon_
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED'
position.
•
•
Turn Ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped
•
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with
plug,
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NOTE: The mower clutch rod has a trunnion that has been
preset, at the factory, for optimum mower performance. DO
NOT MOVE THETRUNNION ON THE CLUTCH ROD, lffor
any reason the trunnion has been moved on the clutch rod,
it must be reset to correct position (parallel with clutch rod)
and measure 10-11/32" (Check dimension on edge of flat
work surface as shown),
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
MOWER
(See Fig. 20)
Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of unit.
,
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
,
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
Roll belt off engine pulley.
.
•
•
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ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
position°
Be sure to tighten trunnion nut securely against trunnion
after making any adjustments.
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring.
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs.
SEE NOTE ABOVE
COR_EC'rTRUNN_OX
POSmON
TRlJ NNION_--- -'-"-
•
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs.
•
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms Slide mower
out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT:
tF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER IS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR. THE
R.H. AND L.H. SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMOVED
FROM TRACTOR.
TO INSTALL
MOWER
i
10-11/32"
(See Fig. 20)
°
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
•
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor.
•
•
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.
CLUTCH
ROD
RETAINER
SPRING
RETAINER
SPRINGS
/
19
FIG. 20
ENGINE
PULLEY
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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TO LEVEL
MOWER
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HOUSING
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 23 and 24) 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-TOSIDE.
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are properly inflated (See
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
on page 3). If t'res are
over or under inflated, you will not properly adjust your
mower,
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4"to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown,
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs, 21 and 22) You will need two (2) standard 2 x 4 short pieces of wood
to make the following adjustment. Similar blocks measur*
ing 1-1/2" thick may also be used.
.
Raise mower with attachment lift control to allow two
(2) 1-1/2" thick blocks to be placed under rear edge of
mower directly behind mandrels,
•
Lower mower deck to its lowest height of cut position
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" in
Operation section of this manual).
.
On both sides of tractor, loosen, but do not remove, the
fasteners securing the adjustable pivot brackets to
frame. Both brackets must be loose enough to move
freely.
•
Pull down firmly on suspension arm to remove any
slack in pivot bracket and hold while tightening rear
fastener first to secure. Tighten remaining fasteners,
°
Repeat procedure on other side of tractor,
•
Raise mower with attachment lift control and remove
blocks from under mower
PLACE TWO (2) %1/2" THICK BLOCKS
•
Before making any necessary adjustrnents, check that
both front links are equal in length, Both links should
be approximately 10-3/8'L
.
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 beth front
links an equal number of turns.
*
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links
.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on
both front links Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns
•
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links
.
Recheck side-to-side adjustmenL
UNDER REAR EDGE OF
DECK (Usewood2 x 4's or equlvo)
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MANDREL
FIG, 23
BOTH FRONT LIFJKS MUST BE EQUAL
IN LENGTH
MOWERMUSTBE IN LOWESTHEIGH'[OF CUTPOSITION
FIG, 21
ADJUSTABLEPIVOT
BRACKET\\
•
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NUT "F"
PULLDOWNAND
TIGHTENREAR
FASTENER
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FIRST
FRONT LINKS
FIG_ 22
2O
TRUNNION
FIG. 24
NUT"E"
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TO REPLACE
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE
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BELT
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WITH PARKING BRAKE
=ENGAGED"
(See Fig. 25)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without
tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking
brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide
decal on the mower housing.
BELT REMOVAL •
-
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position°
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position°
•
Roll belt off engine pulley,
•
Disconnect RoHo suspension arm from
bracket by removing retainer spring.
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys,
NUT =A"
NUT
rear deck
OPERATING
ARM
•
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION •
install new belt in reverse order of removal.
•
FIGo 26
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all
belt guides.
MANDREL
Roll.SUSPENSION ARM
TO REPLACE
Fig. 27)
ENGINE PULLEY
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT (See
Park the tractor on level area, Engage parking brake_
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest.
,
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual),
•
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler°
•
Remove belt from engine pulley,
•
Roll belt over top of transaxle pulley.
•
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
PULLEYS
RETAINER
SPRING
IMPORTANT:
REPLACE
IN THIS MANUAL.
ONLY
MANDREL
PLILLEY
WITH
BELT LISTED
FRAME
FIG. 25
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 26)
Your unit is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
If unit requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at
high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted°
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake,
•
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod_
•
if distance is other than 1-1/2", disengage parking
brake, loosen jam nut and turn nut A until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut "A".
•
Engage parking brake and recheck distance,
•
Road test unit for proper stopping distance as stated
above. Readjust if necessary, if stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.
CLUTCHIN(
ENGINE
PULLEY
FIG. 27
21
SERVHCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST
STEERING
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
TO START ENGINE
(See Fig. 29)
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straightforward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL
TOE-IN/CAMBER
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
111
-
Block up axle securely,
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not Iose)_
•
Repair tire and reassemble.
•
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle, insert square key.
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
•
Replace axle cover.
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If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR UNIT IS EQUIPPED WITH A t2
VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER
VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED SYSTEM, DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES •
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis.
(See
•
BATTERY
CAUTION: Lead-acld batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batterles.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on
your tractor° If damage has occured to affect the front wheel
toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service
center.
TO REMOVE
Fig. 28)
WiTH A WEAK
•
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery.
*
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good
CHASSIS G ROUND, away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER ,
.
WASHERS
BLACK cable first from chassis and fully charged
battery
RED cable last from both batteries.
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
RETAINING
RING
AXLECOVER
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 28
CABLES
CHARGED
BATTERY
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
FIG. 29
22
SERVIC5 AN
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TO REPLACE
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ADJUSTMENTS
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FUSE (See Fig. 30)
TO REMOVE
HOOD AND GRILL
(See Fig. 31)
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Replace with 30 amp automotive-type ptug-in fuse. "[he
fuse holder is located in the engine compartment, directiy
in front of the dash,
IH'HI,UU,
when removing retainer springs from
CAUTION:
Muffler is hot. Be careful
hood pivot brackets.
_
•
Raise hood.
.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
°
Remove retainer springs from hood pivot brackets.
.
Stand in front of tractor,
Grasp hood at sides, tilt
forward and lift off of tractor.
•
To reinstall, slide hood pivot brackets into slots in
frame. Replace retainer springs.
•
Reconnect headlight wire connector and close hood
FUSE
HOLDER
HEADLIGHT
CONNECTOR
HOOD
FIG. 30
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
•
Raise hood.
°
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill,
°
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hole in the backside of the grill,
Close hood,
•
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
REMOVE
RETAINER
SPRINGS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running or prevent it from starting°
•
Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in Repair
Parts section of this manual.
FIG, 31
23
SERVICE AN
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ADJUSTMENTS
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ENGINE
FI NAL S ETTt NG
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
(See Fig, 32)
CONTROL
CABLE
*
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in "NEUTRAL" position,
•
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
•
With engine.no!, running_, move throttle control lever
from SLOW to CHOKE position. Slowly move lever
from "CHOKE" to "FAST" position.
•
•
Check that holes "A" in governor control lever and hole
in governor' plate line-up_ If holes "A" are not aligned
loosen clam p screw and move throttle cable until holes
are aligned, Tighten clamp screw securely.
While still holding throttle lever against idle speed
screw, turn idle mixture valve In (clockwise) until en*
gine begins to die and then turn out (counterclockwise)
until engine runs rough. Turn valve to a point midway
between those two positions. Release throttle lever.
GOVERNOR
CONTROL LEVER
ACCELERATION
.
GOVERNOR
CONTROL PLATE
TEST-
Move throttle control lever from "SLOW" to "FAST"
position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture
valveout (counterclockwise) 1/8turn. Repeattestand
continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine acceler.
ales smoothly
High speed stop is factory adjusted.
damage may result
Do not adjust -
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER
WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED
OVERSPEEDING
THE ENGINEABOVE
THE
FACTORY
HIGH
SPEED
SETTING
CAN BE
DANGEROUS.
IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER, WHICH HAS
PROPER EQUIPMENTAND
EXPERIENCE
TO MAKE ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS
HOLES =A"
CLAMP
SCREW
THROTTLE
CABLE
FIG. 32
THROTTLE
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
(See Fig. 33)
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustrnent 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
adjus!ment, proceed as follows:
In general, turnig idle mixture valve tn (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuet 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 fuet/air mixture_
IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLE VALVE AND
THE SEAT IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS
TURNED IN TOO TIGHT.
PRELIMINARY SETTING •
Air cleaner assembly must be assembled to the carburetor when making carburetor adjustments.
•
Be sure the throttle control cable is adjusted properly
(see above)_
•
With engine off turn idle mixture valve tn (clockwise)
dosing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 fullturn
IDLE MIXTURE
VALVE
FIG. 33
24
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of
the season or if the unit will not be used for 30 days or more°
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT 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
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline In the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. AItow the engine to cool
before storing In any enclosure.
TRACTOR
•
Drain the fuel tank.
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage° When
mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughty, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area_
•
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty.
.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur_
Use fresh fuel next season
•
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt repIacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
•
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual,
°
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving partsfordamage, breakage
and wear. Replace if necessary.
°
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting,
,
NOTE:
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storo
age, 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 carburetor, Do
not drain 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 Customer Responsibihties
section of this manual).
BATTERY
•
Fully charge the battery for storage,
CYLINDERS
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging.
•
Remove spark plug(s).
•
°
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 Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)°
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
•
Replace with new spark plug(s).
•
o
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
OTHER
Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached°
•
Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•
Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rusL
Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause probfems.
•
If possible, store your unit indoors and cover it to give
protection from dust and dirt,
•
Cover your unit with a suitable protective cover that
does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and
will cause your unit to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM
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Will not start
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Out of fuel.
2_
3.
4
5
6
7_
Engine not"CHOKED"
Engine flooded
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air fitter
Dirty fuel filter
Water In fuel
propedy,
I,
Fili fuel tank
2,
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
See "TO START ENGINE" In Operation section,
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Repface spark plug.
Clean/replace afr filter,.
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoilne and replace fuel filter.
Check all wldng.
Contact Sears Service Center/Department.
Contact Sears Service Center/Department
8
9
10.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of adjustment
Engine valves out of adjustment
8.
9..
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Hard to start
1,
2
3.
4.
5,
6
7.
8
Dirty air fitter
Bad spark plug
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel,
Loose or damaged wiring,
Carburetor out of adjustment
Engine valves out of adjustment
1
2_
3,
4..
5
6
7,
8
Clean/replace air fitter.
Replace spark plug
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter'
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Check eli wiring,
Contact Sears Service Center/Department.
Contact Sears Service Center/Department,
Engine wil! not turn over
1
2.
3
4.
Clutch/brake peda! not depressed
Attachment clutchis engaged°
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
5
6.
7
8
9,
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring
Faulty ignttton switch
Faulty solenoid or starter
Faulty operator presence swltc_(es).
1_
2
3
4_
5_
6
7,
8
9
Depress clutch/brake pedal
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring
Check/replace ignition switch.
Check/replace so[eno{d or starter.
Contact Sears Service Center/Department.
1.
2.
3..
4,
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter_
1.
2
3_
4
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery term{nals
Check all wiring
Check/replace solenoid or starter,
1.
2
3
4.
5
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cutting too much grass/too fast
Throttle in "CHOKE" posfflon.
But{d.up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Dirty air filter,
Low oil laveVdirty oil.
Faulty spark plug
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel
Water in fuel.
1.
Set _n "Higher Cut" postttonlreduce speed.
2,
3.
4
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower housing
Cleantreplace air filter
Check oHlevel/change oil
Clean and regep or change spark plug.
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, reflU tank with fresh
Engine clicks but will not
start
Loss of power
10,
11,
12
13,
! 4,
15
Excessive vibration
10
t 1_.
12..
t3
14.
I5.
Spark plugwire loose
Dirty engine air screen/fins
Dirty/cloggedmuffler.
Looseor damaged wiring
Carburetoroutof adjustment
Enginevalyesout of adjustment,
1.
2
Worn, bent or loose blade
Bent blade mandrel.
3.
Loose/damaged
!.
2.
3
part(s)
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gaso{Ine and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark plug wire
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Clean/replace muffler_
Check el! widng.
Contact Sears Service Center/Department.
Contact Sears Service Center/Department.
Replace blade
Tighten blade bolt.
Replace blade mandrel,
Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
engaged
1
Faulty operator-safety
Poor cut - uneven
1.
2.
3
4.
5.
Mower blades will not
rotate
Poor grass discharge
I
2
3
4,
5.
6_
7,
8.
9.
!0,
11
1,
Check wiring, switches and connections,
if not
corrected, contact Sears Service Center/Department
Worn, bent or loose blade
Mower deck not lever.
Buildup ofgrass, leaves, and trashundermower.
Bentblade mandrel..
Cloggedmower deck vent holes from buildupof
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels
1,
2r
3
4
5
Replace blade. Tighten blade boit
Level mower deck.,
Clean underside of mower houstng
Replace blade mandrel,
Clean around mandrels to open vent holes
1,
Obstruction
in ciutch mechanism.
1,
Remove obstruction
2,
3
4.
Worn/damaged mower drive belt
Frozen Idler pulley
Frozen blade mandrel
23
4
Replace mower drive belt
Replace _dler pulley
Replace blade mandrel
Engine speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast,
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level,
1
2
3.
4.
Place throttle control in "FAST" position
Shift to slower speed,
Allow grass to dry before mowing.
Levei mower deck
presence
control system
Low/uneven tire air pressure.
Worn, bent or loose blade,
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn
Blades Improperly installed,
Improper blades used,
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels
5o
6.
7,
B.
9,
10
11,
Check tires for proper air pressure
Repface/sh_pen
blade Tighten blade boiL.
Clean underside of mower housing.
Replace mower drive belt,
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades listed In this manual
Clean around mandrers to open vent holes.
Headlight(s) not working
(if so equipped)
t
2.
3.
4.
5.
Switch is =OFF"
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch
Loose or damaged wiring
Blown fuse,
I,
Turn switch "ON"
2
3
4,
5
Replace bulb(s)
Check!repface light switch,
Check wiring and connectEons.
Replace fuse
Battery wilt not charge
1,
2_
Bad battery cell(s)
Poor cable connections
1.
2,
Replace battery
Check/clean all connections.
3,
4
Faulty regulator (if so equipped)
Faulty altematar_
34.
Replace regulator
Replace alternator.
== ===,==
Engine "backfires"
when turning engine
"OFF"
,
= ,_j_=_j
= ==,,,==,,,=
Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW"
position for 30 seconds before stopping engine
27
Move throttle control to "SLOW" posttlon and a;low
to tdle for 30 seconds before slopping englne
REPAgR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
ELECTRICAL
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REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
121265X
STD365402
124211X
132017
4207J
132202
4799J
129965
109596X
109081X
STD551125
73350400
74780408
STD551225
STD541425
131563
109553X
STD60t005
104445X
STD601005
121305X
DESCRIPTION
Battery 12 Volt 25 Amp
* Switch tgn 5 Term Wo/wash/nut
Nut Ignition
Harness Ign Bs Dash Headlights
Cable Ground 6¢t_a12"black
Cable Battery 6 _a 42"red
Cable Battery 6ga 11"red
Case Battery Hinge Mechanical
Clamp Hose Olive
Solenoid
*Washer Lock 1/4
Nut ,Jam Hex 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20uncx1/2 Gr5
* Washer Lock Ext Tooth 1/4
* Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Uric
Cover Terminal Red
Switch Intlk Clutch Red 4 Term
* Screw Tap He)( #10-24unc X 1/2
Switch Intlk Clutch Red 2 Term
* Screw Tap Hex #t0-24unc X 1/2
Switch Plunger Nc Gray
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
121264X
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
109310X
108824X
105687X
123620X
110712X
127441X
7662J
108236X
STD601005
130890
STD601005
DESCRIPTION
Caps Battery 25/30 Amp
Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4
*Washer 9/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
*Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
* Nut Fin Rex 1/4-20 Unc
Key Ign Molded Craftsman
Fuse 30 Amp Auto Green
Tube Plastic 9"
Cover Sw Key BIk 1 25 Text Sit
Switch Light Bik BIk Red
Harness Socket Light
Bulb Light #t 141
Bracket Switch Clutch
* Screw Tap Hex #10-24unc X I/2
Bracket Switch Interlock
* Screw Tap Hex #10-24unc X 1/2
* STANDARD HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE:
29
All component dimensions given in USo inches,
1 inch = 25,4 mm
REPAUR PARTS
"12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
AND ENCLOSURES
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B
E
F
G
H
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L
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30
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REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1t
12
13
14
15
16
I7
18
19
20
21
135034
127866
17490612
STD523707
STD541437
124464X012
17490608
2751R
123042X012
5479J
122795X
121794X
124031X012
17490608
74180512
STD541431
131445)(417
126938X
STD512505
STD551125
122933X
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Chassis Weldment 12ga 38/42
Drawbar Lt/yt 11 Ga
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
*Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Saddle Silkscreen 6sp English
ScrewThdrol 3/8_16xl/2 Ty-tt
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hote
Dash Siikscreened Sears Eng
Plug Button Blk 359 Dia
Panel Pnt Dash Lh
Cover Access Black Square
Panel Slkscr Dash Rh Weldment
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16xt/2 Ty-tt
Screw Mach Trhd 5/16-18uncx3/4
*Nut Keps 5/16-18 Unc
Hood Asm Pnt Weld Silver Powde
Bumper Hood
*Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20unc X 1/2
* Washer Lock Hvy Helicat 1/4
Rivet Ratchet Nylon
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
PART
NOo
DESCRIPTION
Washer Nylon Btk 28x 75x 19
124479X
Retainer Spring
4921H
STD523707 * Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
19131312
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
STD541437 * Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Screw Thdrol 3/8_16xl/2 Ty-tt
17490608
123915X
Grille Grey
Lens Headlight Bar Clear
124029X
Fender Pnt
109872X417
Bracket Pnt Fender
109873X
17490612
Screw Thdrol 3/8_16x3/4 Ty-tt
Footrest Pnt Lh Perf (silver)
105465X417
105464X417
Footrest Pnt Rh Perf (silver)
STD533707 * Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3/8-16 X3/4
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
STD541437
Pad Footrest Rbr Sq Craftsman
105466X
134618
Bracket, Asm, Pivot, L,H,, Mower
Rear
134617
Bracket, Asmo Pivot, R,H, Mower
Rear
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
STD533707
* STANDARD HARDWARE _- PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE:
31
AI! component dimensions
1 inch = 25,4 mm
given in U,S,, inches,
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
DRIVE
10
77
2
A
29
11
23
75 74
75
A
B
C
D
E
71
(_
72
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32
F
G
H
18
1
67
19 _
60 (_
68
I
0
32
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33
REPARR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
DRIVE
KEY
NO_
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
4!
42
43
PART
NO.
3
t20898X
110422X
123686×
12000028
121520X
17490512
t06919X
!24461X
19151216
STD5612t0
105701X
19091210
71040412
STD551125
STD523727
STD541437
121520X
STD523707
STD541437
1749O512
106933X
131867
STD54t437
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
128904
124236X
109187X
127275X
8TD523707
STD541437
122424X
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
4470J
109070X
19131312
STD541437
DESCRIPTION
Transaxte 6sp Std Dana
Spring Return Brake T/a Zinc
Pulley Transaxle Alum
Ring Retainer # 5100-62
Strap Pnt Torque 30 Deg Blk
Screw Thdrol 5/t 6-18 X 3/4 Tyt
Plate Pnt Rod Shift T/a (btk)
Rod Shifter BIk (dana)
Washer 15/32 X 3/4 X 16ga
* Pin Cotter 1/8 X 1 Cad
Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole
Washer 9/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-28unfx3!4 Gr8
* Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 2-3/4
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-t6 Unc
Strap Pnt Torque 30 Deg Blk
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-t6 Unc
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 X 3/4 Tyt
Knob Rd 1/2-13 Plstc Thds Blk
Rod Brake Lt
* Nut Lock Hex W/wsh 3/8-16unc
* Nut Hex Jam 3/8-,16 Unc
Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc
*Washer 13/32 X 13/t6 X 16 Ga
* Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Rod Brake Parking Lt
Cap Parking Brake Red
Bracket Transmission
Keeper Belt Lh Lt 14 Ga
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
* Nut Crownlook 3/8-16 Unc
Shaft Asm Pedal Foot I 930
Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id
* Washer 21/32 X 1 X 16 Ga
* Pin Roll 3/16 X 1"
Pulley Idler Flat
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 2-3/4
Spacer Split 395 X 59 Bzp
Keeper Belt Retainer
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
105706X
110812X
12000039
127783
123789X
123205X
STD523715
STD541437
STD551037
1057!0X
STD561210
105709X
STD56t210
125907X
127274X
136715
19131312
17490612
8883R
134825
71170764
STD551143
129921
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
134683
STD523710
19132012
STD541437
109502X
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
DESCRIPTION
Bearing Nyl 503 X 628 X 1 25
Washer Hardened
Ring Klip #t5304-50
Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic
BellcrankAsm
Retainer Belt Style Spring
* Bolt Hex Hd 3/8-16unc X !-1/2
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
*Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 16 Ga
Link Clutch 7 66
* Pin Cotter l/8 X 3/4 Cad
Spring Return Clutch 6 75
* Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
V-belt Ground Drive 90 00
Keeper Belt Rh Lt Pnt]zinc 16g
Retainer Belt Chassis Lh Zinc
Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Tyott
Cover Pedal Blk Std
Pulley Engine
Bolt Finhex 7/16-20 x 4 g5
* Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/t6
Keeper Belt Engine Lh Lt
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X t3/16 X 12 Ga
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Guide Belt Dr Mower Rh
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1-1/4 X 12 Ga
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 l)nc
Spacer Split .80xl.94
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
* Ring E #5133-75
Key Square 2 0 X 1845/1865
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
* STANDARD HARDWARE
NOTE;
33
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25,4 mm
given in U.S inches
REPAURPARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
ASSEMBLY
46
9
2
-9
26
27
44
18
19
43
43
,45
23
24
28
29
25
J
26
34
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
B
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
t9
20
21
22
23
24
25
!33741
131450
135227
135228
6266H
!21748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
73610600
110438X
74011056
7360t000
132624
132614
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
71070410
127501
109816X
124036X
DESCRIPTION
Wheel Steering Std Black
Axle Asm Front
Spindle Asm Lh
Spind]eAsm Rh
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25132 X 1 5t8 X 16ga
Washer 27/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Bearing Col Strg Btk
Link Drag Sol Ball Jt 20 064
*WasherLockHvyHIclSpr3/8
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Bolt Hex 5/8-11 UncX3-1/2
Nut Hex Jam Lk W/wh 5/8-11 Unc
Pin Axle 5/8 X1 55/1 54 Lg
Shaft Asm Strg 5/8 X 15 19 Lt
Washer Thrust 515x 750x 033
Support Shaft
Washer Shim 1/4 X 5/8 X 062
*Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1/4
Screw Hex Socket 1/4-20 X 5/8
Shaft Asm Pittman
Nyliner Snap In
Bracket Steering
KEY
NO,
PART
Nee
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
12000029
124034X
6266H
17490612
STD561137
73610600
!30465
126847X
19131416
STD561210
132196
STD611005
133742
19133808
STD541537
!04820X
124417X
121749X
121748X
12000029
121232X
DESCRIPTION
Ring Klip #t5304-75
Gear Sector
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16x3/4 Ty-tt
* Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf
Rod Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech
Bushing Red Tie Blk Lt
Washer 13/32 X 7/8 X 16ga
* Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad
Bushing Strg 5/8 Id Dash
* Screw Slftp #10-16 X 1/2 Ty-b
insert Cap Strg Wheel Std Blk
Washer 13/32 X 2-3/8 X 8 Ga
* Nut Lock Center 3/8-24unf
Adaptor Wheel Strg 640/635id
Boot Shaft Steering
Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga
Washer 25/32 X 1 5/8 X 16ga
Ring Ktip #t5304-75
Cap Spindle Fr Top Blk
* STANDARD HARDWARE
NOTE:
35
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
1 inch = 254 mm
given in U S inches
REPAtR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
SEAT ASSEMBLY
11
\
2
15
12
A
B
C
D
E
13
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
127437
126656X
STD523707
19131210
275IR
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
131451
121251X
121246X
121248X
72050411
121249X
DESCRIPTION
Seat V350 BIk/red Craftsman
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
* Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 3/4
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Line Fuel 13/32 Mtg Hole
* Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 X 1 Ty-tt
Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Strip Foam Gray Or Black
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap Btk Nyl 50 ld
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 1/4=20xl-3/8
Spacer Split 28 X 88 Zinc
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
121250X
123976X
STD511005
73951000
4171R
105529X
STD541431
74780814
19171912
127018X
STD551150
* STANDARD
NOTE:
36
DESCRIPTION
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
* Screw Sltd Pan Hd #10-32 X 1/2
Nut Keps #10-32 Unf
Clip Insulated 11/32 Mtg Hole
Bott Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc Blkz
* Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18
Bolt Fin Hex 1/2-t3 X 7/8 Gr 5
Washer 17/32 X t-3/16 X !2 Ga
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62
*Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 1/2
HARDWARE
- - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
t inch = 25,4 mm
given in US
inches,
REPAOR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
DECALS
14
19
6
3
7 8
2t
5
8
7
4
14
11
20
16
12
17
13
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
PART
NO,
108456X
127908
124489X
124490X
132674
133644
128235
108631X
125880X
133796
KEY
NO,
DESCRIPTION
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Decal
Instruction Operat Eng
Eng 12 5hp lc Gold Craft
Hood Slope Rh Craftsman
Hood Slope Lh Craftsman
Gritle Lt4000 Craft Usa
Maint Customer Sears Dora
Panel Side I/c Gold/blk
li(die Cut)
Fender Craftsman Red
Caution English
12
13
14
I5
16
17
18
19
20
21
--
PART
NO,
4900J
109199X
108428X
130929
121343X
3713J
133179
132267
I33178
131265
136520
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
/
1t
PART
NOo
59192
65139
106222X
59904
106732X361
278H
9040H
106108X361
3588R
7152J
104757X
NOTE:
37
DESCRIPTION
Decal Clutch/brake English
Decal V-belt Dr Sch Tractor E
Decal Chassis 6 Sp 38"
Decal Mower Drive Schematic 38
Decal Danger English
Decal Rota Blades English
Decal Mower Qc System
Decal tnsr Wh Strg Crafts Usa
Decal Mower 3in., One Conv.
Decal Lightbox
Manual, Owner's 255572 English
DESCRIPTION
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire FTs 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front Silver Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 8"rear Silver Service
Tire R Ts 18x8 5-8 S Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 8 Service
Cap Axle Blk 1 50 X ! 00
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25,4 mm
given in US. inches,
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
ENGINE
27
25
3O
F
32
38
37
_
34
23
!
B
C
OPTIONAL
EQUIPM
ENT
Spark Arrester
D
E
F
G
I-,i
I
J
2
_12
Qlo
_17
_
6
lg
38
REPAUR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
ENGINE
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
I6
17
18
19
20
21
PART
NO.
132759
17720410
131953
125610X
101326L
17030808
STD551025
STD551125
STD522510
73220500
STD551131
71070510
125593X
13280324
13200300
STD551237
17490620
105736X
105839X
105838X
STD55t025
KEY
NO.
DESCRIPTION
Control rhrot Rh BIk Pdl 15 10
Screw H ex Thd Cut 1/4-20x5/8 T
Engine B&s 12.5hp t/c Dual 1 Vt
Muffler Exhaust B&s Lt Std
Deflector Muffler # 222573
ScrewSpidedoc Hexhd#8xl!2 Ab
*Washer9/32X5/8X16Ga
* Washer Lock Hvy Helical !/4
* Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc X 1
Nut Fin Hex 5/16-18 Unc
* Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Screw Hexhd Cap 5/! 6-18x5/8
Gasket 1 313 Id Tin Plated
Nipple Pipe 3/8 NptX3"
Elbow Std 90 Degree 3/8-18 Npt
* Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8
Screw Thdrol 3/8_16x1-1/4 Tytt
Shield Pnt Heat
Receptacle 1/4 Turn Dacrotized
Retainer t/4 Turn 365odx 222id
* Washer 9/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga
22
23
24
25
26
27
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
PART
NO.
123650X
128953
STD601005
124027X
17030808
105037X
121851X
127057X
109202X
123549X
!23487X
!24028X
17490412
19091416
101335K
- -
DESCRIPTION
Stud 1/4 Turn (replaces 105751
Shield Pnt Heat Browning Grass
* Screw Tap Hex #10-24unc X 1/2
Shield Pnt Heat Hood Lt
Screw Spidedoc Hexhd#8xl!2 Ab
Strip Foam 18"
Arrestor Spark
Strap Hood
Tank Fuel 1 25 Fr
Cap Asm Fuel W/sym Vented
Clamp Hose BIk
Bushing Snap Nyl Blk Fuel Line
Screw Hexwsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4
Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X t6ga
Line Fuel 9 50"
Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine
Manufacturer)
* STANDARD HARDWARE
_ - PURCHASE LOCALLY
NOTE_ All component dimensions given in U_Soinches_
1 inch = 25,4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- ,. MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
52
53
,55
81
86
4O
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
38" MOWER
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
!
2
3
4
5
6
129365
STD54!431
STD533107
7631J
110485X
128774
7
8
129895
133172
134148
127842
10 129962
11 STD551137
12 850857
13 128961
14 106736X
15 106735X
16 105896X
17 110452X
18 106734X
19 19111016
20 105304X
21 128772
22 19111216
23 78158
24 STD624008
25 74600636
26 19131612
27 127218
28 73350800
29 130171
3O 73800800
31 135388
32 135563
33 130833
34 134619
38 133840
39 129963
4O 129206
4I
73050900
42 131494
43 t22052X
44
19131612
DESCRIPTION
Mower Asm 38"welded
* Nut, Crowntock 5/16-18
* Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4
Runner, L, H.
Bearing, Ball, Mandrel
Housing Asm., Mandrel Vented
(machd)
Bearing, Ball
Shaft and Bearing Asrn (includes
Key #7)
Blade, Mulching
Blade, High Performance
Washer, Hard, Mower, Vented
* Washer, Lock Hvy 3/8
Bolt, Blade 3/8-24 x 1-1/4 Gr. 8
Stripper, Mower, Vented
Shield, Deflector
Rod, Hinge
Bracket, Deflector, Mower
Nut, Push
Spring, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga,
Cap, Sleeve
Runner, R. H,
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga_
Bolt, Mandrel
* Retainer, Spring
Bolt, Hex Hd. 3/8-I6 x 2.25
Washer 13/32 x 1
Link, Front
Nut,,Jam Hex 1/2-t3
Trunnion
Locknut w/wsh 1/2-13
Lift, Link, R.H.
Pin, Spring 5/16-3/4
Arm, Suspension, Rear Asm.
Link, Lift, L. H.
idler Arm Asm.
Washer, Spacer Mower, Vented
Pulley, Mandrel, Single
Nut, Ftangelock 9/16
Pulley, idler, Flat
Spacer, Retainer 1_3/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Ga,
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
STD541437
131290
133502
!33503
120183X
122507X
105767X
125631X
122365X
122364X
1225!2X
1225!4X
STD581062
I92114t6
131288
131289
STD560907
133551
133504
STD533717
134666
73350600
133205
STD624003
127498
128759
133573
106932X
121748X
12000O29
128903
127845
127847
131870
130840
17490512
81
82
83
84
85
86
--
132803
74930620
73750600
19132016
10040600
135651
131455
130794
* STANDARD
NOTE:
41
DESCRIPTION
* Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Belt
Spacer, Retainer
Stiffener, Arm Idler
Bearing, Nylon
Shaft Asm., Lift
Pin, Groove
Grip, Handle
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Lever
Spring
Rod, Lever
*Ring, E
Washer 21/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.
Rod, Brake, R. H,
Rod, Brake, L. H.
* Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4
Rod, Pivot
Rod, Clutch, Secondary
* Bo_t, Carriage 3/8-16 x t-3/4
Rod, Clutch, Primary
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8_16
Trunnion 3/8-16
* Retainer, Spring
Bushing
Spring
Arm, Clutch Primary Asm
Knob
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x !6 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder
Keeper, Spring
Arm, Clutch, Secondary
Spring, Return
Brake Ass. Mower, Vented
Screw, Hex, Thd, Rol
5/16-18 x 3/4
Cover, Mulcher
Bolt, Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Locknut 3/8-16
Washer 13/32 x t-1/4 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock 3/8
Wing Nut
Deck, Complete Mower (St_ Deck Does not include mulcher plate and
mulcher blades.)
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 5-8, 10-12, 39 and 41)
HARDWARE - - PURCHASE LOCALLY
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in US. inches
REPAaR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
TRANSAXLE
TRANSAXLE
- MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
DANA - MODEL NUMBER
4360-07
2O
21
22
19
/
23
11 '=
J
24
/
30
"_"
31
26
27
32
33
36
34
35
17
_
11 _
52 53
42
54
44
45
55
45
56
47
57
48
49
59
50
56
51
55
19
6O
58
59
43"
52
63
68
64
73
69
67
72
65
66
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
TRANSAXLE
- MODEL NUMBER
DANA - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
4360-07
TRANSAXLE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
3865
1919
3
4
5
6
7
8
12
13
14
15
16
t7
18
t9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
1151
3626
3623
4336
3884
3885
3886
3887
3888
3889
3121
3890
1100
1099
1959
1441
1423
1082
1424
t068
t425
t358
1145
1319
3312
3876
1374
4134
3590
3624
3625
1542
3773
3631
3828
1369
3883
t375
3627
3830
3841
3786
3785
3867
3783
3869
3741
3628
1423
3422
4286
39
4O
41
3877
3901
3645
9
10
11
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
Housing, Upper
Screw, Tapping, Large
1/4_20 x _734
Ball, Detent
Spring, Detent
Screw, Set
Assembly, Shifter
O-Ring
* Washer, Plain °505 x .942 x °006
* Washer, Plain .505 x ..942 x .010
* Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x _015
* Washer, P{ain .505 x _942 x ,.020
* Washer, Plain °505 x °942 x .026
* Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x .030
*Washer, Plain .505 x .942 x ,040
Ring, Retaining
Ring, Retaining
* Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .010
* Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x ,020
* Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x °026
*Washer, Plain .632 x !o00 x .031
* Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x °036
* Washer, Plain .832 x 1.00 x .041
* Washer, Plain °632 x 1.00 x .046
* Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x .050
* Washer, Plain .632 x 1.00 x.060
* Washer, Plain 632 x 1.00 x ,082
O-Ring
Washer, Plain °632 x 1.38 x .046
Key, Woodruff #9
Assembly, Kit, Input Shaft
Pinion, Bevel, t4 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Chain, 24 Pitches
Bearing, Flange
Gear, Spur, 14 Teeth
Collar, Clutch
Key, Clutch
Key, Woodruff
Shaft, Intermediate
Key, Woodruff #61
Ring, Retaining
Sprocket, 18Teeth
Spacer'
Gear, Spur, 37 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 35 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 30 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 26 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 22 Teeth
Gear, Spur, t9 Teeth
Washer, Plain .640 x t_37 x o061
Washer, Plain .632 x 1,00 x °026
Spacer .630 x 1o00 x ,169
Assembly, Gear, Combination of
12 Teeth and 35 Teeth
Shaft, Idler
Spacer ,635 x,875 x .755
Sprocket, 9 Teeth
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
3853
3749
3652
3693
3653
3408
3732
3184
3733
3198
3734
3735
3736
3180
3882
3646
3707
3865
3719
3868
3683
! 145
3191
3180
3880
3780
3656
3839
3919
3781
3881
3864
3920
3276
3758
3916
3843
3915
68
69
70
71
72
3768
3760
3917
3847
3724
73
74
75
3906
3907
4300
*
**
DESCRIPTION
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
*Washer, Plain .758 x 1.12 x o010
*Washer, Plain .758 x 1.t2 x .015
* Washer, Plain .758 x 1.t2 x .020
* Washer, Plain .758 X 1.12 x .025
* Washer, Plain .758 x t.25 x 020
*Washer, Plain °758 xl.25 X.025
*Washer Plain °758 x t,25 X.031
*Washer P_ain 758 x 1.25 x .035
*Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .040
*Washer Plain 758 x 1o25 x _045
*Washer Plain .758 x 1.25 x .050
*Washer Plain .758 x 125 X.055
* Washer Plain 758 x 1.25 x,062
Shaft, Drive
Gear, Spur, 12 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 20 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 28 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth
Washer, Ptain _632 x 1.00 x .060
Seal, Felt
Washer, Plain _758 x 1,25 x .062
Axle, Left Hand
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Ring, Retaining
Gear, Spur, 32 Teeth
Shaft, Cross
Gear, Miter, 15 Teeth
Axle, Right Hand
Housing, Lower
Puck, Friction
Disc, Brake
Spacer
Jaw, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Screw, Tapping, Large
5/16-t 8 x 2.25
Lever, Actuating
Washer, Plain .32t x 100 x .055
Bracket, Anti-Rotation
Locknut 5/16-24
Screw, Tapping, Large
5/16_18 x 1,44
Washer, Plain 343 x .81 x .059
Puck, Friction
Grease
Use In Various Combinations To Maintain Proper
Clearances,.
Order Key Number 15
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US
1 inch = 25.4 mm
Parts must be ordered from Dana Corporation.
43
inches
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.255572
NUMBER
NUMBER
286707,
TYPE
0437-01
.363
657
663
307
837
_15
t4(_
13
757
26
358
ASKET
SET
524
*SPECIAL
TOOLS
REQUIRED
TO INSTALL.
44
6 4
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- MODEL
121 CARBUP_TOR
131
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
917.255572
286707, TYPE NUMBER
0437-01
OVERHAUL KIT
141
130
,_ 618
634
965
53
105
52.
535
611
164
%
123
224
I
125
537
45
REPAaR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
ENGINE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL
NUMBER
,
:_0
=
286707,
917,255572
TYPE NUMBER
0437-01
o
__'-
Housing Length
NOTE:
To Identlfy Brlggs and Stratton manufactured
starter motors, measure the housing length.
i i,iiii
KEY NUMBER
MANUFACTURER
309
310
311
510
544
Motor and
Thru Bolt
Brush
Drive
Armature
iiiii
iiiii
i J,
801
i1,,,,,
802
Drive End Cap End Cap Assy.
Drive Assy. Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly
Assembly
803
Housing
Commutator
Assembly
395537*
398159
Briggs & I Housing
$tratton J_Length
t2V
[_
494325
94003
*Includes Brush Set
**includes
#398003 Clutch Assembly
#280104 Gear
#490467 Retainer and Pin
#94288 Roll Pin
i
IN illl
illllll
ii
395538
,lllll,llll,,
490421_j
390837
394856
o
(Key Number 513)
(Key Number 783)
(Key Number 876)
(Key Number 896)
, i,
,,,,,,,111,,
66_
4_2
46
i
, iH,
i i
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
490450
261623
3
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
391086
494240
271866
391406
27803
94621
280100
271916
271997
271996
13 94622
14 93415
15 94239
16 490466
94196
18 494238
20 291675
22 94624
23 492326
24
25
26
27
28
29
222698
394661
394662
394663
394664
391780
392331
391781
391782
391783
260924
299691
391286
490348
490469
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
40
41
42
45
46
51
222299
92909
262246
262247
65906
26828
223752
221596
292260
93630
262248
212897
281170
52
270872
53
75
94637
224061
ENGINE - MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
286707,
TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
Cylinder Assembly
Bearing, Cylinder (Requires Special
Tools For Installation)
Seal, Oil
Head, Cylinder
* Gasket, Cylinder Head
Breather Assembly
Gasket, Valve Cover
Screw, Seres
Tube, Breather
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover 1/64"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover ,005"
* Gasket, Crankcase Cover _009"
Screw, Cytinder Head 3"
Screw, Cylinder Head 3/4"
Plug, OilDrain
Crankshaft
Key, Timing Gear
Base, Engine
*Seal, Oil
Screw, Seres, Base Mounting
Flywheel and Ring Gear Assembly,
Magneto
Key, Flywheel
Piston Assembly, Standard
Piston Assembly 010" Oversize
Piston Assembly ,020" Oversize
Piston Assembly .030" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston, Standard
Ring Set, Piston, Chrome, Standard
Ring Set, Piston 010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .020" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .030" Oversize
Lock, Piston Pin
Pin Assembly, Piston, Standard
Pin Assembly, Piston .005" Over
Rod Assembly, Connecting
Rod,Assembly, Connecting
.020 Undersize Crankpin Bore
Lock, Connecting Rod Screw
Screw, Connecting Rod
Valve, Exhaust
Valve, Intake
Spring, Intake VaIve
Spring, Exhaust Valve
Guard, Flywheel
Retainer, Intake Valve
Rotocoil, Exhaust Valve
Retainer, Exhaust Valve Rotocoll
Tappet-Valve
Gear, Cam
*'_ Gasket, Carburetor
(Carburetor to Elbow)
* Gasket, Carburetor
(Elbow to Cylinder)
Stud, Carburetor Mounting
Washer, Spring
78
95
98
104
105
106
t08
118
121
917.255572
93805
94098
494382
231789
231790
281169
224540
494383
494384
123 94616
125 494392
130
131
133
137
138
141
142
224539
494379
494381
281165
281164
494380
231793
494499
147
164
171
187
IBB
201
209
216
219
231794
213811
281051
393815
93535
262767
260871
262766
490815
222 494887
224 94513
225 231058
227 493935
230 222450
232 262785
240 394358
265 221535
284 94419
284A 94326
304 224504
305 94619
306 224545
307 94623
308 491490
0437-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Sems
** Screw, Throttle
Screw, Idle Speed
** Pin, Float Hinge
**Valve Assembly, Inlet Needle
Inlet Valve Seat
Valve, Choke
** Valve, Needle
Carburetor Overhaul Kit (Includes
Items marked ** and ***)
Screw, Elbow Mounting
Carburetor Assembly
(Choke-A-Matic)
Valve, Throttle
Shaft and Lever, Throttle
F_oat, Carburetor
*** Gasket, Float Bowl
*** Washer, Float Bowl Screw
** Shaft and Lever, Choke
** Nozzle/Jet, Carburetor
High Altitude Kit:
231796
Pilot Jet, High Altitude
281164
Seal, Bowl Screw
** Pilot, Jet
Carburetor, Elbow
Nut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Line, Fuel, 11" (Cut To Suit)
Screw, Seres 3/4"
Link, Governor
Spring, Governor
Link, Choke
Oii Slinger, Governor Gear and
Bracket Assembly
Plate, Governor Control
(Choke-A-Matic)
Screw, Sere, Air Cleaner
Crank, Governor, 1/4" Diameter
Lever Assembly, Governor
Washer, Governor Crank, 1/4" ID
Spring, Governor Link
Filter, Fuel
Clamp, Casing
Screw, Clamp Mounting
Screw, Air Cleaner
Housing, Blower, Red
Screw, Seres, Blower Housing
Mounting
Shield, Cylinder
Screw, Sems, Cylinder Shield Mtg,
Cover, Cylinder Head
Included in Gasket Set (494241)
** Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384}
*** Included in both Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384)
and Carburetor Gasket Set (494386)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US
1 inch = 25.4 mm
47
inches
REPARR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
BRIGGS
& STRATTON
KEY PART
NO. NO.
309
332
333
334
337
92284
492341
93381
802592
346 93705
356 494328
358 494241
363 19203
383 89838
422 223721
423 93984
445 493909
455 222561
467 493903
468 222562
474 393474
482 93621
523 490327
524 68838
525 280741
535 272403
537 281106
552 231597
562 92613
592 231082
601 93053
611 494451
614 93306
615 93307
618 262803
634 281168
634A 491323
634B 281167
635 66538
646 224486
657 93496
ENGINE
- MODEL
- - MODEL NUMBER
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
Motor, Starting, 12 Volt (see chart
on illustrated pages for replacement
parts for Starting Motors)
Nut, Hex
Armature, Magneto
Screw, Sems, Armature Mounting
Plug, Spark, (1-7/8" or 47 ram)
(Resistor Type)
Screw, Hex Head
Wire, Ground
Gasket Set (Includes all items
marked *)
Puller, Flywheel
Wrench, Spark Plug
Clamp, Oil FillerTube
Screw, Seres
Cartridge, Air Cleaner
Cup, Screen Mounting
Knob, Air Cleaner
Screen, Flush Rotating
Stator, Alternator, Dual Circuit
Screw, Seres
Cap and D_pstick, Oil Filler
Seal, Filler Tube
Tube, Oil Filier
Element, Air Cleaner
*O-Ring, Air C{eaner
Bushing, Governer Crank, 1/4" I.D.
Bolt, Governor Lever
Nut, Hex #t0-24
Clamp, Fuel Pipe
Fuel Inlet Tube
Cotter, Hair Pin
Retainer, E-Ring
Spring, Choke Return
** Seal, Choke Shaft
* Seal, Governor
Washer, Throttle Shaft
Elbow, Spark Plug
Brace, Air Cleaner
Screw, Seres
286707,
917.255572
TYPE NUMBER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
663
668
726
94620
280848
392134
727
490324
728
729
741
757
758
759
761
837
842
847
851
869
870
871
872
875
877
93535
281159
262135
212359
399891
298909
93875
231109
270920
490474
221798
261463
210940
261961
28tt04
494237
393456
0437-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Hex Head
Spacer
Gear, Ring (tnc{udes Mounting
Parts)
Cover, Starter (Includes Mounting
Screws)
955 94642
965 94108
975 494378
977 494386
987 281166
1005 280687
1006 223726
1020 262243
1021 94160
Screw, Sems
Clip, Lead Wire
Gear, Timing
Link Counterweight
Counterweight Assembly
Pin Counterweight
Screw, Counterwe ght
Spacer, Muffler Mounting
Seal, Oil Filler Cap
Fill Group, Oil
Terminal, ignition Cable
Seat, Intake Valve, Standard
Seat, Exhaust Valve, Standard
Guide, Exhaust Valve
Cover, Air CIeaner
Body, Air Cleaner
Diode and Connector Assembly,
Dual Circuit
** Screw, Fuel Bowl
Locknut, Air Cleaner Mounting
Bowl Assembly, Car buretor
Carburetor Gasket Kit (Includes
Items marked ***)
** Seal, Throttle Shaft
Fan, Flywheel
Retainer, Fan
Eccent[ic
Pin, Eccentric
* Included in Gasket Set (494241)
** Included in Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384)
*** Included in both Carburetor Overhaul Kit (494384)
and Carburetor Gasket Set (494386)
NOTE:
48
Allcomponent dimensions given inU,S inches
1 inch = 254 mm
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.255572
SCHEMATIC
ollllllo
RED
BLACK
BATTERY
RED
RED
t
FUSE 30 AMP,
t
I
I
STARTER
WHrfE
J
SOLENOID
8LACK
IGNITION SWITCH
I ......
t
I
t
/-77
I
I
CLUTCH/BRAKE
(PEDAL UP)
SLACK
....
I
_
I
I
I
SEAT
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
ATT'MENT CLUTCH
(CLUTCH OFF)
BLACK
I .........
8LACK
IGNITION
UNIT
SPARK
PLUG
RED
aAMPS
OCf
DIODE
@ 3600 RPM
(BATTERY IN UNE}
IGNiTiON
SWITCH
OFF
M+ G
START
B+S
.os,T,o.
ON
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NOTE
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED
WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR
SYSTEM. THE LIGHTS ARE NOT
CONNECTED TO THE BATTERY,
Bu'r HAVE THEIR OWN
ELECTRICAL SOURCE,
BECAUSE OF THIS, THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WILL
CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED.
AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM,
__ AS THE ENGINE IS SPEEDED UP,
J THE LIGHTS WILL BECOME
j THEIR BRIGHTEST.
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
_
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
49
"_
_
ALTERNATOR
20 VOLTS
AC (MIN }
ORANGE
5AMPS
ALTERNATOR
@ 1t VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM
_JL_JL_..7---i
1
t BROWN
HEADLIGHT
8LACK
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I LIGHTS
SWITCH
(OFF)
WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
NOTE: If wiring insulated clips were removed for servicing of unit, theyshoutd
be replaced to properly secure your wiring.
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SERVICE NOTES
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SUGGESTED
GUfDE FOR SUGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
SIGHTING
GUIDE
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WiTH
SKY LINE OR TREE.
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Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing directio?
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MODEL NO.
917o255572
Each tractor has its own model number. Each engine has its own model
number.
The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate
located under the seat.
The model number for' your engine will be found on the blower housing.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Service Centers and most Retail Stores.
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS
ING INFORMATION:
• PRODUCT-LAWN
GIVE THE FOLLOW-
TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.255572
• ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 286707, TYPE NUMBER 0437-01
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has
service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians.., professicnal technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge
to you, we service what we sell.
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136520 Revol
06.10_92
PRINTED IN U.S,A,