Craftsman 917.273130 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
17.0 HP, 42" Mower
Electric Start
6 Speed Transaxle
Model No.
917.273130
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears Craftsman Help Line
5 am - 5 prn, Mort - Sat
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.comicraftsman
Warranty.................................................
2
SafetyRules...........................................3
ProductSpecifications............................6
AssemblyiPre-Operation........................8
Operation..............................................
11
MaintenanceSchedule.........................17
Maintenance.........................................17
Serviceand Adjustments......................21
Storage.................................................
27
Troubleshooting....................................28
Repair Parts..........................................
32
Sears Service.........................Back Cover
LIMITEDWARRANTYON CRAFTSMANRIDINGEQUIPMENT
Fortwo (2) years from the date of purchase,if this CraftsmanRiding Equipmentis
maintained,lubricatedand tuned up accordingto the instructionsin the owner'smanual,
Searswill repair or replacefree of charge any parts that are foundto be defectivein
materialor workmanshipaccordingto the guidelinesof coveragelisted below.Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicablewarrantedparts for the two full years. During
the first 30 daysof purchase,there will be no charges to service the product at your
homefor issuescovered by this warranty.(See exclusionsbelow). Foryour convenience, IN HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be availableafter the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip chargewill apply.This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location. Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.This warrantyappliesonly while this productis within
the United States.
This Warrantydoes not cover:
• Expendableitems which becomeworn during normal use, includingbut not limited to
blades,spark plugs,air cleaners,belts, and oil filters.
• Standard MaintenanceServicing,oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacementor repair caused by puncturesfrom outside objects,such as nails,
thorns, stumps,or glass.
• Repairs necessarybecauseof operator abuse, includingbut not limited to, damage
caused by towing objectsbeyondthe capabilityof the riding equipment,impacting
objectsthat bend the frame or crankshaft,or over-speedingthe engine.
• Repairs necessarybecauseof operator negligence,includingbut not limitedto, electrical and mechanicaldamage caused by improperstorage,failureto use the proper
grade and amountof engineoil, failure to keepthe deck clear of flammabledebris,
or failure to maintainthe equipmentaccordingto the instructionscontained in the
owner'smanual.
• Engine (fuel system)cleaningor repairs caused by fuel determinedto be contaminated or oxidized(stale). Ingeneral,fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchasedate.
• Normal deteriorationand wear of the exteriorfinishes,or product label replacement.
• Ridingequipmentusedfor commercialor rentalpurposes.
LIMITEDWARRANTYON BATTERY
Forninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery includedwith this riding equipment provesdefectivein material or workmanshipand our testing determinesthe battery
will not hold a charge,Searswill replacethe battery at no charge. Duringthe first 30
days of purchase,there will be no chargesto replacethe battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days,for your convenience,IN-HOMEwarrantyservicewill still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsmanproductis
droppedoff at an authorizedSears location. Forthe nearestauthorizedSears location,
pleasecall 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warrantyappliesonly while this productis within the United States.
This warrantygivesyou specific legal rights, and you may also haveother rights,which
vary,from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
net operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• 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 net mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• De net operate the machine while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
net allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
WARNING: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
WARNING:
Do not coast down a
hill in neutral, you may lose control of the
tractor.
_IbWARNING:
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common
sense when towing. Operate only at the
lowest possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some
of its constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
1.GENERAL
OPERATION
• 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.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
11.SLOPE
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipever accidents, which can
result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back
up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do
not mow it.
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DO:
• Never carry children. They may fall 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.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• 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 slew
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
• 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 notmow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
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.
111.CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven
terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine Jf anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow JRreverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off Jf children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max), not
across.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
Capacity and
Type:
1.25
Unleaded and
Regular
Oil Type
SAE 10W30
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30(below
API-SF-SJ):
32°F
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
W/O Filter:
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .040")
Champion
RC12YC
Forward:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Ground Speed
(MPH):
4.0 Pints
3.75 Pints
Reverse:
1.2
1.5
2.4
3.5
4.8
5.3
1.5
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
System:
15 Amps @ 3600RPM
Battery:
AmpiHr:
Min. CCA:
Case Size:
28
230
U1R
Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35 Ft. Lbs.
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give you the
best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a Sears
or other qualified service center. We have
competent, well4rained technicians and the
proper tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
_owner's manual.
WARNING: This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
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 service center (See REPAIR PARTS
section of this manual).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Craftsman@ product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products, it may require repair from time to
time. That's when having a Repair Protection Agreement can save you money and
aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
Here's what's included in the Agreement:
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• Unlimited service and no charge for
parts and labor on all covered repairs.
• Product replacement
if your covered
product can't be fixed.
• Discount of 10% from regular price of
service and service-related parts not
covered by the agreement; also, 10%
off regular price of preventive maintenance check.
• Fast help by phonephone support
from a Sears technician on products
requiring in-home repair, plus convenient repair scheduling.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a
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Sears has over 12,000 professional repair
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That's the kind of professionalism you can
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For prices and additional information
call 1-800-827-6655.
SEARS INSTALLATION
SERVICE
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water
6 heaters, and other major home items, in
the U.S.A. call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
Steering Wheel
Steering
Wheel Insert
(1) Large Flat Washer
(1) Locknut
(1) Hex Bolt
1/4-28
x 1-1/4
1/2-20
@
(1) Locknut
1/4-28
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Steering Wheel
Adapter
Seat
@
i_(1)
(1) Washer
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Knob
For Future Use
Keys
Slope
Sheet
Video
(2) Keys
"-t
7
Cassette
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left
unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor
all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools
as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED
FOR
ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
are listed below.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) Pliers
(2) 7/16"wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) Tire pressure gauge
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means when you are in
the operating position (seated behind the
steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
CARTON
UNPACK
¢_-t
Insert
_---_ -- ----_- 1/2 Hex Nut
C-_:;_--_ Large Flat Washer
Wheel
g Boot
FROM
CARTON
1. Remove all accessible loose parts and
parts boxes from carton.
2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
3. Check for any additional loose parts or
cartons and remove.
BEFORE REMOVING
TRACTOR
FROM SKID
ATTACH STEERING WHEEL
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND
BOOT
1. Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install 1/4
hex bolt and Iocknut. Tighten securely.
IMPORTANT: Tighten bolt and nut securely to 10-12 ft. Ibs torque.
2. Place Labs of steering boot over tab
slots in dash and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
3. Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
4. Remove steering wheel adapter from
steering wheel and slide adapter onto
steering shaft extension.
5. Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
inside boot and onto adapter.
6. Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex
nut and tighten securely.
7. Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
8. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staples in skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
INSTALL SEAT
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment
knob.
1. Remove adjustment knob and flat
washer securing seat to cardboard
packing and set aside for assembly of
seat to tractor.
2. Pivot seat upward and remove from
the cardboard packing. Remove the
cardboard packing and discard.
3. Place seat on seat pan so head of
shoulder bolts are positioned over the
large slotted holes in pan.
4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder
bolts in slots and pull seat towards rear
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of tractor.
5. Pivot seat and pan forwardand assembleadjustmentknob and flat
washer loosely.Do not tighten.
6. Lower seat into operatingposition and
sit in seat.
7. Slide seat until a comfortableposition
is reachedwhich allowsyou to press
clutch/brakepedal all the way down.
8. Get off seat withoutmoving its adjusted position.
9. Raise seat and tightenadjustment
knobsecurely.
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLL TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
3. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
5. Remove banding holding deflector
shield up against tractor.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID
Seat
\
\
Seat I
(See Operation
section
for location
and function
of controls)
_il,WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
4. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
6. Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
7. Depress clutch/brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
8. Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
9. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
Shoulder
Bolts
Flat Washer
Adjustment
CHECK
- _'_
Knob
BATTERY
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
_rminal
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INSTALL
MULCHER
PLATE
(If previously
removed)
1. Raise and hold deflector shield in
upright position.
2. Place front of mulcher plate over front
of mower deck opening and slide into
place, as shown.
3. Hook front latch into hole on front of
mower deck.
4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of
mower deck.
Mulcher
Plate
Deflector
Shielc
POSITION
OF
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor,
check to see that the brake is properly
adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
v" CHECKLIST
Latch
Hooks
_CAUTION:
shield from
CHECK FOR PROPER
ALL BELTS
Do not remove deflector
mower. Raise and hold shield
when attaching mulcher plate and allow it
to rest on plate while in operation.
TO CONVERTTO
DISCHARGING
BAGGING
OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store
in a safe place.Your mower is now ready
for discharging or installation of optional
grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change
blades. The mulcher blades are designed
for discharging and bagging also.
CHECKTIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes.
Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK 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.
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction from
this Quality Product.
Please review the following checklist:
v" All assembly instructions have been
completed.
v" No remaining loose parts in carton.
J Battery is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
v" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
v" All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflared at the factory).
v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-sideifront-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
v" Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
v" Check wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor, pay
extra attention to the following important
items:
v" Engine oil is at proper level.
J Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.
v" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function. Operate them
before you start the engine.
v" Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
H
L
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
FUEL
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
LIGHT
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
&
&
&
FREE WHEEL
{Automatic Models only)
&
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious
and/or property
damage.
injury
(SEE SAFETY
SLOPE
HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious
KEEP AREA CLEAR
_HOT
SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of
various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Ignition Switch
Attachment
Clutch Lever
Ammeter
......
Light Switch
Position
Lift Lever
Plunger
--.
ThrottletChoke
Control
Clutch/Brake
PedaI
Attachment
Lift Lever
Height
ustment
Indicator
"- ......
"
Parking Brake Lever
Gearshift Lever
Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or
discharging (-) of battery.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCHtBRAKE PEDAL - Used for
declutchJng and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed
and direction of tractor.
IGNITION
SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER
- Used to release
attachment
lift lever when changing its
position.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION
-Turns the
headlights
on and off.
PARKING
BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/
brake pedal into the brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
- Used
for starting
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and controlling
engine
speed.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into
the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOURTRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine
is running, any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat without first setting the
parking brake will shut off the engine.
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and hold.
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal.
Pedal should remain in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "STOP" will
cause the battery to discharge and go
dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
_opping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving
the operator's position.
TO USE THROTTLE
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
mower performance.
Attachment Clutch Lever
"En
Position
_nition Key
"Disengaged ....
Position
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the gearshift lever.
1. Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in neutral
(N) position.
2. Move gearshift lever to desired position.
3. 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.
Brake"
Position
STOPPING
MOWER
BLADES
CONTROL
-
• To stop mower blades, move attachment
clutch lever to disengaged position.
GROUND DRIVE -
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal all the way down.
• Move gearshift lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running. These heights
are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and
types of grass being mowed.
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
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• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass
over 6 inches in height should be
mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.
Attachment
Clutch Lever
"Engaged"
Position
Gauge Wheel o_%
Mounting \ ._f_-_
Locknut
_'[41_
_
"Disengaged"
Position
Shield
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_,WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If slowing is necessary, move throttle
control lever to slower position.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be
sure you have allowed room for tractor
to roll slightly as you restart movement.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.
• Make all turns slowly.
_
_/
TO TRANSPORT
Y
• Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• De not push or tow tractor at more than
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
"
Shoulder
Washer
Gauge Wheel
TO OPERATE
gh
Position
Low
Position
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust mower to desired cutting height
(See "TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING
HEIGHT" in this section of manual).
2. With mower in desired height of cut
position, gauge wheels should be
assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8
washer, and 3/8-16 Iocknut and tighten
securely.
3. Repeat for opposite side, installing
gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.
Attachernnt
MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES _sengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. Toe heavy
of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
Tires can lose traction with the ground and
cause you to lose control of your tractor.
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BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
TO START
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until "FULl"
mark on dipstick is reached. Do not
overfill.
° For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
° To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutchtorake pedal and set
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures below.
5. Insert key into ignition and turn key
clockwise to start position and release
key as soon as engine starts. Do
not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the
engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to fast
position, wait a few minutes and try
again. If engine still does not start,
move the throttle control back to the
choke position and retry.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do
not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
Ai:_CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
ENGINE
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
6. When engine starts, move the throttle
control to the fast position.
• The attachments and ground drive can
now be used. If the engine does not
accept the load, restart the engine and
allow it to warm up for one minute using
the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and
below)
6. When engine starts, leave throttle
control in choke position until engine
warms up and begins to run roughly.
Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the
fast position. Engine warm-up may
take from several seconds to several
minutes (the colder the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
* The attachments can also be used during the engine warm-up period.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000
feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F)
the carburetor fuel mixture may need to
be adjusted for best engine performance
(see "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid
engine problems, the fuel system should
be emptied before storage of 30 days
or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
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MOWING
TIPS
MULCHING
MOWING TIPS
IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep
mower housing free of built-up grass and
trash. Clean after each use.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed. Also, the
mulched grass will biodegrade quickly
to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recutring action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action. The
best time to mow your lawn is the early
afternoon. At this time the grass has
dried, the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the mower
cutting height so that the mower cuts
off only the top one-third of the grass
blades. For extremely heavy grass, reduce your width of cut on each pass and
mow slowly.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
• The left hand side of mower should be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has already been
cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more
even distribution of clippings and more
uniform cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the opposite direction making
left hand turns until finished.
1
MAX 1/3
• 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.
• 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 (perpendicular) to
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
to week. Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
week. This will help prevent matting and
graining of the lawn.
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FILL IN DATES
REGULAR SERVICE
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SERVIC
....
DATES
Check Br_ke Operation
Check
Tire Pressure
Check Operator
Presence
T
Interlock Systems
R
Check
T
Sharpen/Replace
Mower
Lubrication
Chad"
0
Check B_ttery Level
R
Clean Batteryand
Check
Trans_le
for Loose
Check
V-Belt_
Check
Engine
Change
and
Fasteners
_
_5
Blades
_,_
Terminals
Cooling
_
Oil Level
Engine
_
Oil (with oil tilter)
_1,2
E
Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)
N
Clean
Air Filter
_
G
Clean
Air Screen
_2
Inspect
E
1
2
_
Muffler/Spark
Replace
_1,_
Attester
Oil Filter (It equipped)
_
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
I_
Replace
Spark
_
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Fiffer
Plug
ChAnge
more often when operating
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more often wher_ ope_tir_g
GENERAL
under
in di_
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3 R_pla_ blades morn3 oflen when mowing in _tndy soil.
4 • Not required if equipped with rn_iotenance ¸tree b_ttery.
5 • Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft. Ibm.rn_xirnum.
DO not _rtighten
a hoaV_' ICed or
or du_y
¢or_dition_.
RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual.
Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your
tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual.
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
@ Spindle
Zerk
(_ Spindle
Zerk
_
I
@Front Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
q
@Front Wheel
Bearing Zerk
®En
_ -_
shift
.....
Pivots
@SAE 30 or 10w30 MOTOR OIL
@GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE
(#)REFER TO Maintenance "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.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
CHART
1.
2.
3.
4.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer
and flat washer in exact order as
shown.
5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft.
Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is heat treated.
If bolt needs replacing, replace only with
approve bolt shown in the Repair Parts.
Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed Jn highest
gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See
"TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
TIRES
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
Trailir
Mandrel Assembly
Lock
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Be sure operator presence and interlock
systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair
the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless the
clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed
and attachement clutch control is in the
disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE
ge Up
REMOVAL
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and
flat washer securing blade.
3. Install new or resharpened blade
with trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
5/8 _ Bolt or
Pin
Center Hole
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BATTERY
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor
is not used for 50 hours in one year.
Check the crankcase
oil level before start-
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on
your tractor is maintenance free. Do not
attempt to open or remove caps or covers.
Adding or checking level of electrolyte is
not necessary.
TO CLEAN
BATTERY
ing the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
TO CHANGE
AND TERMINALS
TRANSAXLE
section
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
Closed and
Locked Position
-Ia
Yellow Cap ---._
3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto to the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is
tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL' line on dipstick.
of this manual).
COOLING
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent
oil rated
with API service classification
SF-SJ.
Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.
OIL
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change.
All oil must meet API
service classification
SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
Corrosion
and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
2. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
3. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
4. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
5. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
ENGINE
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions.
1. Remove knob and cover.
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2. Remove wing nut and air cleaner from
base.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
3. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
4. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
5. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow it
to dry.
6. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE
CARTRIDGE
1.
Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized
air, as this will damage
the cartridge.
2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner
(cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
3. Reassemble
air cleaner, wing nut,
cover and tighten knob securely.
Air Cleaner Cover
Foam PreCleaner,
Knob
Nut
-- Rubber
Grommet
Paper
Cartridge
3ieaner
Base
NOTE: Operating the engine with a
blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged
cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds
removed will cause engine damage due to
overheating.
ENGINE OIL FILTER
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL
FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season.
If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement
is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
4.
clamps are properly positioned.
Immediately
wipe up any spilled
line.
gaso-
Air
Fill Cap/
Dipstick
CLEAN
AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and
chaff to prevent engine damage from
overheating. Clean with a wire brush or
compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN
AIR INTAKE/COOLING
AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the
grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean
at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often
under extremely dusty, dirty conditions),
remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and
external surfaces as necessary. Make sure
the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
2O
_IL
WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING
VICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
ANY SER-
Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
Place gearshift lever Jn neutral (N) position.
Place attachment clutch Jn "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot
come in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE MOWER
Mower will be easier to remove from the
right side of tractor.
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. Move attachment lift lever forward to
lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Roll belt off engine pulley.
4. Remove small retainer spring, and
remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.
5. Remove large retainer spring, slide
collar off and push housing guide out
of bracket.
6. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis
bracket by removing retainer spring.
7. Disconnect suspension arms from rear
deck brackets by removing retainer
springs.
8. Disconnect front links from deck by
removing retainer springs.
9. Raise lift lever to raise suspension
arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.
IMPORTANT: If an attachment other than
the mower deck is to be mounted on the
tractor, remove the front links and hook
the clutch spring Into square hole in frame.
TO INSTALL MOWER
1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
4. Connect front links to mower deck and
secure with retainer springs.
5. Connect suspension arms to rear
deck brackets and secure with retainer
springs.
6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket and secure with retainer spring.
Small Retainer Spring
Clutch 5
Small Retainer
Clutch
Retainer
Spring
Anti-Sway
Bar
prings
(Both Sides)
Housing
Guide
Large Retainer
Spring
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7. Push clutch cable housing guide into
bracket, slide collar onto guide and
secure with large retainer spring.
8. Place flat washer and clutch spring on
idler pulley bolt and secure with small
retainer spring.
9. Install belt onto engine pulley.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance "D" directly in front
and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of
mower housing as shown.
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are
equal in length.
• If links are not equal in length, adjust
one link to same length as other link.
• To lower front of mower loosen nut "E"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower at front than rear, tighten nuts "F"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground or driveway. Make sure
tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual). If tires are over or underinflated,
you will not properly adjust your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• At the midpoint of both sides of mower,
measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground. Distance "A" on both
sides of mower should be the same or
within 1/4" of each other.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 1/8".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
Bottom edge
Both Front Links Should be EquaI in Length
Bottom edge of
__
Arm
Lift Link
_-Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to
side. If the following front-to-back adjustment is necessary, be sure to adjust both
front links equally so mower will stay level
side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower housing should be adjusted so
that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Front Links
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TO REPLACE
BELT
MOWER
BLADE
TO ADJUST BRAKE
DRIVE
1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way
down and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut 'W' on brake rod.
3. If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen
jam nut and turn nut 'W' until distance
becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
4. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on
level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower from tractor (See "TO
REMOVE MOWER" in this section of
manual).
2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and
idler pulleys.
3. Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys
and idler pulleys
2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides.
3. Install mower (See "To Install Mower" in
this section of this manual).
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
Mandrel
"_
Nut "A_
3
Nut
_Operating
Aim
Mandrel /
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
Pulley
TO CHECK AND ADJUST
BRAKE
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See ''TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
3. Remove belt downward from around
engine pulley.
4. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor.
Remove belt upwards from transaxle
pulley by deflecting belt keepers.
5. Remove belt from center span keeper
and pull belt away from tractor.
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress clutch/brake
pedal all the way down and engage
parking brake.
2. Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down between
transaxle belt keepers and onto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
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3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll
around the top groove of engine pulley.
4. Install belt through stationary idler and
clutching idler.
5. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guides and keepers.
6. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL
MOWER" in this section of manual).
FRONT WHEEL TOE-INtCAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in or
camber, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center.
TO REMOVE
Clutchi[l
Idler
Stationa_
Idler
Center Span ....
Keeper
Pulley
SHIFT
LEVER
NEU-
The transaxle should be in neutral when
the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock
gate) position. The adjustment is preset
at the factory; however, if adjustment is
needed, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).
NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move
freely, the transaxle is in neutral.
2. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the
right rear wheel.
3. Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.
4. Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed
to get to adjustment bolt, move mower
deck height to the lowest position.
Gearshift Lever
Washers
Retaining
Rin
Axle
Cover
I
Square Key
(RearWheel Only)
TO START ENGINE WITH AWEAK BATTERY
,_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of
this manual).
If '1umper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Neutral Lock Gate
Adjustment Bolt
TO ADJUST
MENT
If steering
horizontal
positioned
ing wheel
horizontal.
STEERING
WHEEL
FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
Pulley
TRANSAXLE
GEAR
TRAL ADJUSTMENT
WHEEL
ALIGN-
wheel crossbars are not
(left to right) when wheels are
straight forward, remove steerand reassemble with crossbars
Tighten securely.
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TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Weak or Dead
Battery
Terminal Cover
Keps Nut
Hex
Bolt
(Red)
Cable
TO REPLACE
1.
2.
Negative (Black)
Cable
HEADLIGHT
BULB
Raise hood.
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
3.
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 the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Fully Charged
Battery
REPLACING BATTERY
_IILWARNING: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at the same
time. Before connecting battery, remove
metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings,
etc.
Positive terminal must be connected first to
prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
1. Lift seat pan to raised position.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
3. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
4. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and
keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.
Slide terminal cover over terminal
5. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) terminal with remaining
hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.
TO REMOVE
SEMBLY
HOOD
AND
GRILL AS-
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Headlight Wire
Connector
Seat
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ENGINE
2. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make adjustments with engine
running and shift/motion control lever
in neutral (N) position.
3. Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM. If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
4. Idle fuel needle setting - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjustment needle in (clockwise)
until engine begins to die and then turn
out (counterclockwise) until engine
runs rough. Turn needle to a point
midway between those two positions.
5. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST 6. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust - damage may result.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding the engine above the factory high
speed setting can be dangerous. If you
think the engine-governed high speed
needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center, which has proper
equipment and experience to make any
necessary adjustments.
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized engine manufacturer's service
outlet.
TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever from slow to choke position. Slowly move lever from choke to
fast position.
2. Check to see if hole in throttle lever
and hole in speed control bracket are
aligned.
3. If holes are not aligned, loosen cable
clamp screw and align the holes by
inserting a pencil or a 1/4" drill bit
through both holes.
4. Pull throttle cable up to remove slack
and tighten cable clamp screw. Remove alignment pencil or drill bit.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may
be required to compensate for differences
in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the
carburetor does need adjustment, proceed
as follows:
In general, turning the adjusting needles in
(clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture.
Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to
the engine giving a richer fuel/air mixture.
IMPORTANT: Damage to the needles and
seats in carburetor may result if turned in
too tight.
NOTE: The carburetor on this engine is
low emission. It is equipped with an idle
fuel adjusting needle with a limiter cap,
which allows some adjustment within the
limits allowed by the cap. Do not attempt
to remove the limiter cap. The limiter cap
cannot be removed without breaking the
adjusting needle.
1. Be sure you have a clean air filter and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see above).
Cable
Clamp __
Screw
_[_-_
Speed Co_rol _._.t:_;'LJ
Bracket _lff_7"
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Idle Speed
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Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.
_WARNING:
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation
of fuel gum deposits during storage.
Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank
or storage container. Always follow the
mix ratio found on stabilizer container.
Run engine at least 10 minutes after
adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer
to reach the carburetor. Do not empty
the gas tank and carburetor if using
fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to start position for a
few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Will not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4.
5.
6.
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Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment,
Hard to start
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6.
7.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor
out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Clutch/brake pedal not
depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is
engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
1. Clean/replace air filter.
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
1. Depress clutch/brake
pedal.
2. Disengage attachment
clutch.
3. Recharge or replace
battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition
switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes
before attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and
carburetor, refill tank with
fresh gasoline and replace
fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
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Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Cutting too much grass/too
fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Dirty engine air screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
Engine continues
to run
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
when operator
leaves seat with
with attachment
clutch engaged
Poor cut - uneven
1.
Raise cutting height position/
reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel
filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fine.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
Tighten
2. Replace
3. Tighten
Replace
.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not
contact a Sears or other
qualified
.
Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
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blade.
blade bolt.
blade mandrel.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
service
center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
TROUBLESHOOTING
See appropriate
CHART
section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower
drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2.
3.
Travel speed
Wet grass.
too fast.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7.
8.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn.
9.
Blades
improperly
installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch
is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s)
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged
burned
wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
ou
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed
in this manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator.
1. Engine throttle control not
set at "SLOW" position
for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
3O
.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW _'position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
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SCHEMATIC
BATTERY
FUSE
STARTER
BL_OK
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SOLENOll3
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(NOT OCCUPIED)
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OPERATOF_
BLA_
PLUG
SPARK
GAP
(2 PLUGS ON
q_lN CYL. ENGINES)
_E_
IGNITION
SWITCH
POSITION
SIRCUJ/
"I_IAKE"
OFF
RUNiLIGHq
RUN
M-G+AI
B+A1
B+A1
NONE
A2-L
NONE
_ - S - A_
NONE
_TART
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
RELAY
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CUPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT_ THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
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2
8
I6
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
52
81
90
163465
74760412
176689
176137
183759
4152J
4799J
I46147
175I 58
73510400
4207J
160784
175566
140403
179722
7I 110408
131563
178861
I22822X
I41940
109748X
180449
Battery
Bolt He;< Hd I/4-20unc × 3/4
Box Battery
Switch Interlock
Harness Asm Light W/4152i
Bulb Light #1156
Cable Battery 6 Ga 11" red
Cable Battery 6 Ga w/16 wire red
Fuse
Nut Keps He;< 1/4-20 Unc
Cable Ground 6 Ga 12" black
Switch Plunger Normal Op Olive
Switch Ign
Key Ign
Harness Ign
Bolt BIk, Fin Hex I/4-20 Unc × 1/2
Cover Terminal Red
Solenoid
Ammeter Rectangular I5 Amp
Protection Wire Loop
Relay Asm
Cover Ter minal
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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TRACTORCHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
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NUMBER
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KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
5
9
10
11
13
14
17
18
26
28
30
31
37
38
39
58
60
64
74
114
115
142
143
144
145
159
166
206
207
208
209
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212
258
259
260
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176554
17060612
155272
16&337X013
STD533710
174996
172105X010
17490608
185682X613
184921
STD541437
184247
I75692X613
139976
17490508
175710
174714
150127
72140606
I54798
STD541437
I58I 12
17060620
I75702
I54966
I75582
I56524
I55123X428
171875
170165
17670508
I7670608
17000612
145212
184248
I84245X599
I84246X599
I84250X428
I84258X428
5479J
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw 3/8-16 × 3/4
Bumper Hood/Dash
Dash
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 × I
Panel, Dash, LH.
Panel, Dash, R.H.
Screw Thdrol 3/8- I6 x 1/2
Hood Aasembly
Bumper Hood
Nut
Gdlle
Fend/FtresI
Bracket, Fender Support
Screw Thdrol 5/I6-18×I/2
Pivot Bracket Aasembly_ Rear
Bracket Pivot Laser Lt
Duct Air Engine
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 Une × 3/4
Dash Lower STLT
Nut Crownlock 3/8016 Unc
Keeper Belt Rear Lh $11P930
Serew3/8-16x1-1/4
Plate Reinforcement STLT
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Pnt Footrest STLT
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Cupholder Stlt Black
SerewHwhdHi-Lo#13-16x3/4
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-I8TT
Screw Thdrol 5/I6-18 x I/2 Tytt
Screw Thdrol 3/8-I6 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 × 3/4
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Insert Lens Reflective
Lens Laser RH
Lens Laser LH
C_ver Lens Laser
Insert Grille Laser
Plug, Button
NOTE: All oomponent dimensions given in U, S,
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
35
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
GROUND DRIVE
57
166
156
47_
37
35
34
26
36
27
°_
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
148682
123668X
12000028
121520X
17060512
165868
STD561210
10570IX
74550412
10040400
STD541431
STD523710
STD541437
108933X
130804
STD541237
108888X
STD551037
STD561210
175765
71873
169592
STD523107
175578
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
179114
74760648
175558
127783
154407
123205X
72I 10612
STD541437
STD541431
105710X
105709X
17060620
130801
169691
17120614
8883R
175410
Transa;<le (See Breakdown)
Peerless 208-545C
Spring, Return, Brake
Pulley. Transaxle
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw 5/I8-I8x3/4
Rod Shifter Fender STLT
Pin, C_tter
Washer, Shift Plate
Bolt 1/4-28 UNF W/Patch Gr. 8
Washer Lock Hvy Helical
Nut Lock Hi<W/Ins 5/I6-18 ;<Gr.5
Bolt Fin Hex3i8-16 Unc;< 1 Gr.5
Nut
Knob
Rod, Brake
Nut
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer
Pin
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transaxle
Bolt
Shaft AssembIz Foot Pedal
Bearing Nylon
Washer
Roll Pin
Pulley. Composite, Fiat
Bolt
Keeper, Belt, Idler
Pulley. Idler, V-Groove, PlasIic
Bellcrank Clutch Grod Dry Stl
Retainer, Belt
Bolt Cam Sh 3/8-16 x I-I/2 Gr 5
Nut Crown Lock3/8-16 Unc
Nut Crown Lock 5/16-18 Uoc
Link, Clutch
Spring, Clutch Return
Screw 3/8-I8;<1-1/4
V-Belt Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, Center Span
Screw 3/8-I8;<.875
Cover, Pedal
Pulley. Engine
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
18
18
19
2I
22
24
25
28
27
28
29
30
32
34
35
38
37
38
39
4I
47
48
49
50
5I
52
53
55
56
57
59
6I
62
63
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
64
65
66
70
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
89
90
96
112
113
118
120
145
150
15I
156
158
159
16I
162
169
164
165
168
168
169
170
197
198
202
212
71170764
STD551143
154778
134683
137057
I21749X
STD581075
I23583X
I21748X
STD580025
I45090
I65592
I65711
19171218
166231
I50360
15&39IX428
I24346X
STD824003
19091210
I27285X
72140608
73900600
74490540
175456
19133210
166002
165589
183900
72140408
73680400
74780418
19091010
165623
166880
165492
165580
178394
169813
169593
72110614
145212
Bolt Hex 7/I6-20 x 4 Gr. 5
Washer
Keeper, Belt, Engine, FOOl Proof
Guide, Mower Drive Belt, R.H.
Spacer, Axle
Washer 25/32 ;< 1-1/4 ;< I6 Ga.
E-Ring
Key. Square 2.0 ;< .I845/1885
Washer 25/82 ;< 1-5/8 ;< 16 Ga
Key Woodruff
Arm, Shift
Shaft Asm Cross Tapered 650 20
Spring, Torsion
Washer I7/32;<3/4;<I6Ga.
Link Transaxle
Nut, Nylock
C_nsole, Shift, STLT
Nut, Self-Toding, Wsh Hd 1/4
Retainer Spring 1
Washer 9/32 ;<3/4 x I 0 Ga.
Strap Torque 90 Degrees
Bolt Rdod Sqneck 3/8-18 ;< 1
Nut Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt, Hex Flghd 5/I8-I8 Gr 5
Spacer Retainer
Washer I3/32 ;<2 x 10 Ga.
Washer Srrted 5/181D ;<1I25
Bracket Shift Mount
Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr.5
Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc
Bolt He;< Fin 1/4-20Unc x 1 Gr 5
Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga.
Bracket Pivot Lever
Screw 5/16-18 ;<5/8
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-I 8 ;<.58I
Plate Fastening Lt
Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear
Nyliner Snap-In 5/8 ID
Washer Nyliner 7/8 ID x .105 Hd
Bolt Cam SH 3/8-I6 ;< 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut He;< Flange Lock
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTORSTEERING ASSEMBLY
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
I
I _39
\
_
\
I _
_ _
/
_8
67
67
29
65
43
38
TRACTORSTEERING ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
I
2
3
4
5
8
8
I0
II
I2
I3
I5
I7
28
28
29
30
32
38
37
38
39
40
4I
42
43
44
48
5I
54
85
87
88
7I
82
87
88
9I
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
184704)(428
172393
189840
189839
6266H
121748X
12000029
175121
STD55I 137
73940800
1365I 8
145212
18064 I
126847X
19131418
17060612
STD561210
130465
155099
152927
159948)(428
19182411
STD541537
159945
145054)(428
121749X
180640
184948)(428
73540400
71130420
160367
72140618
169827
175146
189835
173966
175118
175553
Steering Wheel
Axle Aasembly
Spindle Assembly, LH.
Spindle Assembly, R.H.
Bearing Race, Thrust, Hardened
Washer 25/32 x I-5/8 x I 8 Ga.
Ring, Klip
Draglink
Washer, Lock
Nut Hex Jam Toplock I/2-20 Unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Bushing, Link, Drag
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x I 8 Ga.
Screw 3/8-I6 x 3/4
Pin Cotter
Rod Tie
Bushing, Steering
Screw
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 9i16IDx I-1/2OD 1I Ga.
Nut Lock Center 3/8-24 Unf
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering Shaft
Washer 25/32 x I-I/4 x I8 Ga.
Extension Shaft Steering
Cap, Spindle
Nut Crownlock I/4-28
Bolt Hex I/4-28 UNF x I-I/4 Gr. 8
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-18x2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x 1-I/2 x .14
Bolt Shoulder 7/I6-20 Une
Clip Steering
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
ENGINE
2
_3
38
Sl
105_
32_
_105
33
_37
31
29
4O
I
OPTIONAL
I
EQUIPMENT
Spark Arrester
4O
14
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
ENGINE
KEY
NO,
1
2
PART
NO,
170548X505
17720408
3
4
13
14
18
23
29
3I
32
38
37
38
40
44
174667
12-041-03
148458
STD551237
189837
137180
184900
140527
123487X
137040
181654
124028X
17870412
45
48
77
80
101
105
17800812
19091416
19101216
74760508
M73030800
17120616
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread
Cutting I/4-20× 1/2
Engine, (See Breakdown)
Kohler Model CV490-27508
Muf|ler
Gasket
Tube Drain Oil Easy
Washer
Shield BrniDbr Guard
Arrestor, Spark
Tank, Fuel
Cap Assembly, Fuel Sears, Vented
Clamp, Hose
Line, Fuel
Plug Drain Oil Easy
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Thd., Roll. 1/4-20 x 3/4
Screw Hxwsh Thdr 3/8-I 8 × 3/4
Washer 9/32 × 7/8 × 16 Ga
Washer 5/I6 × 3/4 × 16 Ga.
Bolt Hex Hd 5/I6-18 Unc × 1/2
Nut Flange M8-1.25 Non-Lk Zinc
Screw 3/8-I8 × 1
NOTE: All _mponent dimensions given in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
41
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
SEAT ASSEMBLY
\
\
\\\\
5
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
/
21
I
I
I
I
I
tl
12
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
6
9
I0
11
160597
160188
7I 110616
19131610
145006
STD541437
12416IX
17000616
19131614
160166
166369
Seat
Bracket Pnt Pivot Seat (blk)
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16unc X 1
Washer 13/32 X 3/4 X 10 Ga
Clip Push In Hinged
Nut He;<Lock w/Ins 3/6-I6 Unc
Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi
Screw 3/6-I6 X 1
Washer 13/32 X 1X I4 Ga
Pan Pnt Seat (blk)
Knob Seat Adj Wingnut
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
12
13
14
15
16
17
21
22
24
121246;<
I21248X
72050412
134300
121250;<
123976;<
171652
STD541431
19171912
Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch
Bushing Snap Bik Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk I/4-20x1-I/2
Spacer Split 28 X 96 Zinc
Spring Cprsn 1 27 BIk Pnt
Nut Lock I/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-I 6 Unc-2A
Nut He;< Lock w/Ins 5/16-16
Washer I7/32 X I-3/16 XI2Ga.
NOTE: All _mponent dimensions given in U.S.
inches I inch = 25.4 mm
42
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
DECALS
16
2
13
6
3
I3
10
II
1I
20
9
,I6
I5
12
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
13
14
15
16
17
18
20
------
177353
I60396
179128
184842
I84643
164065
149516
I38311
I65600X428
I65799X426
I84989
184990
Decal Dash Panel
Decal V-Belt Schematic
Decal Deck B 42
Decal Grille RH
Decal Grille LH
Decal Strg. Whl
Decal Battery DngriPsn Eng
Decal Lift Handle
Pad Footrest LH STLT
Pad Footrest RH STLT
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
KEY
NO.
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
--
59192
65139
I06222X
59904
I06732X624
278H
9040H
I06108X624
I22082X
7152J
I04757X428
144334
Cap Value Tire
Stem Value
Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Inner Front #35060
Rim Asm 6"front White Service
Fitting Grease
Bearing Flange
Rim Asm 6"rear White Service
Tire R Ts 20 X I0-8 Service
Tube Rear 9 5 X 6 Service
Cap Axle BIk I 50 X 1 00
Sealant, Tire (I0 oz. tube)
156366
I86443
186280
186281
I38047
133644
177367
172331
186282
156439
I86283
146046
WHEELS
2_
Oper. Instr.
Replacement
Hood, R.H
Hood, L.H.
Battery
Customer Maintenance
HP Engine
Mower Srs
Fender, Craftsman
Fender Danger
Hood Side
V-Belt Drive Schematic
& TIRES
5,8
4,10
7
11
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
43
TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
5
3
13
2
4
6
5
13
19
20
13
19
15
13----o_
32
44
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
I2
I3
I5
I6
17
I8
I9
20
31
32
I59460
I59471
105767X
12000002
19211621
I20183X
I25631X
I22365X
I39865
139866
STD624008
173288
73350800
175689
73800800
139868
163552
I69865
73540600
Washer Asm Inner Spring W/Plunger
Shaft Asm. Lift
Pin Groove
E Ring #5133-62
Washer 21/32 × 1 ;(2I Ga.
Bearing Nylong
Grip Handle Fluted
Button Plunger Read
Link Asm Lilt L.H.
Link Asm Lilt R.H.
Retainer Spring
Link Front
Nut Jam He;( 1/2-I3 Une
Tru nnion BIk Zinc
Nut Look wiWsh I/2-I3 Unc
Arm Suspension Mower
Retainer Spring
Bearing, Pvt Lift
Nut Crownloek 3/8-24
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S inches
1 inch =254 mm
45
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
MOWER DECK
106/_
113
102
193 105
111 114
118 _
119 F
_117
21
23
24
25
\
16
29
.18
18
5
6
10 ...-.-_
9_
42 D ma[t-t-Vulh
46
stl_ 3
TRACTOR-
- MODEL
NUMBER
917.273130
MOWER DECK
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
165892
STD533107
138017
165460
STD824008
178024
850857
STD55II37
140298
1I
13
14
15
18
18
19
20
2I
23
24
25
28
27
28
29
30
3I
32
33
34
38
37
40
44
45
48
48
52
53
54
55
56
DESCRIPTION
Mower Deck Assembly, 42'
Bolt
Bracket Assembly, Sway Bar, Front
Bracket Sway Bar 38/42" Deck
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt, Hex 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8
Washer, Lock
Washer, Hardened
(The following blades are available)
134149
Blade, 42" MulehingStd
(For mulching mowers only)
139775
Blade, 42" Mulching Premium
(For better wear when mulching)
138971
Blade, 42" Hi-Litt
(For bagging or discharing)
137645
Shaft AssembIz Mandrel, Vented
128774
Housing, Mandrel, Vented
110485X
Bearing Ball, Mandrel
174493
Stripper, Vented Mower Deck
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/I 6- I8 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Shoulder
159770
Baffle, Vortex
STD541431
Nut Crownleck 5/16-I 8 UNC
177563
Bracket, Deflector
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
123713X
Spring, Torsion, Deflector
110452X
Nut, Push
130968)(428 Shield, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
19111016
131491
Rod Hinge
173984
Screw Thdrol Washer Head
129963
Washer, Spacer
153535
Pulle_ Mandrel
178342
Nut, Toploek, Flanged
STD533717 Bolt
131494
Pulley. idler, Flat
STD55I 837 Washer 13/32 x I3/18 x 16Ga.
STD541437
Nut Crownleck 3/8-18 UNC
140088
Guard, Mandrel, LH.
STD824003
Retainer
137729
Screw, Thd. Roll 1/4-20x5/8
133944
Washer, Hardened
139888
Bolt, Shoulder 5/I6-18 UNC
184907
Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake
178515
Washer, Hardened
155048
Arm, Idler
165723
Spacer, Retainer
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
59
67
68
92
10I
102
103
104
105
108
1I I
112
113
114
118
117
118
119
129
130
13I
142
143
144
145
148
147
148
149
150
15I
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
184
--
141043
I84939
144959
STD541437
138420
71081010
19061216
STD551II0
160793
2029J
I79292
I79293
17080510
73510500
4898H
I65746
73930600
19121414
19131312
STD523710
STD533710
165890
157109
158834
165888
I71977
131335
169022
I65898
19091216
169870
169878
I69674
169675
169671
I69872
169869
I7720408
72140614
19131410
I30794
--
169583
DESCRIPTION
Guard, TUV Idler
Knob Custom Oval
V-Belt
Nut
Mulcher Cover
Screw
Washer #10
Washer, Lock
Latch Assembly. Bagger
Nut, Weld
Bracket Gauge Wheel Lh
Bracket Gauge Wheel Rh
Screw 5/18-I8 Unc
Nut Keps 5/I6-18 Unc
Bolt Shoulder
Wheel Gauge Std
Nut Centerlock 3/8-I8 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 4 Ga.
Washer I3/32 x 13/I6 x 12Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr 5
Bolt, Rdhd Sqnk3/8-18UNCx1
Arm Spring Brake Mower
Bracket Arm idler 42 _
Keeper Belt 42 _Clutch Cable
Pulleyldler Flat
Bolt Carriage idler
Spring Extension
Spring Return Idler
Retainer Spring Yellow Zinc
Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x I6 Ga.
Bracket Clutch
Cable Clutch 42 In
Washer Flat 3/8 ° Type B
Spring Retainer
Spring Retention Lever
Spacer
Rod Clutch
Screw HexThd Cut I/4-20 x I/2
Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-18 Unc x 3/4
Washer I3/32 x 7/8 x I0 Ga.
Mandrel Assembly
(Includes Housing, Shaft and
Shaft Hardware Only - Pulley Not
Included)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately mulcher cover and guage wheel
components key nos. I01 - I06
and II6- II8)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
I inch = 254 mm
47
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
KEY
NO.
157
35
.51
52
47
13
34
!
15
2g
35
157
,41A
_"/
42A
79
MODEL and SERIAL
I NUMBERSHERE
48
I
2
3
4
5
6
6A
7
8
8A
g
I0
I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
I7
I8
20
21
22
25
25A
26
27
28
29
29A
29B
29C
30
31
31A
32
34
35
35A
36
37
38
39
40
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
PEERLESS TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 206-545C
PART
NO.
772147
780086A
770128
776395
776409
778364
778369
778330
792180
792047
784352
784378
778334
778309
778368
778368
778370
786188
786102
792077A
792078
792079
792073A
792I 77
792125
792035
788040
780072
780160
780051
780199
780108
780001
780195
788083
780194
780193
780197
790075
790007
799021
786026
792076A
DESCRIPTION
Traasaxle Cover
Needle Bearing 5/8
Traasaxle Case
Countershaft
Output Shaft
Spur Gear (38 teeth)
Spur Gear (I5 teeth)
Spur Gear (I 1 teeth)
Shilt Key
Woodruff Key #9
Shilt _llar
Shilt Rod & Fork
Bevel Gear (30 teeth)
Input Bevel Pinion (13 teeth)
Bevel Gear (I3 teeth) (Include. 14)
Bevel Pinion (I3 teeth) (Include. 13)
Ring Gear (43 teeth)
Drive Pin
Spacer 1.130 X .695
Ball 5/16 ° dia
Set Screw 3/8 - I6 x 3/8'
Spring .3I 0 OD x .625 L
Screw I/4 - 20 × 1-1/4'
Screw I/4-20 × I-3/8 °
Retaining Ring (pkg of 2)
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring
Thrust Washer 627 ID x.031W
Thrust Washer 762 ID x.031W
Thrust Washer 762 ID x.031W
Anti-Rotation Washer 632
CupWasher 1.127 ID x 032W
Flat Washer 750 ID x .056W
(Use As Needed)
Flat Washer .750 ID x .062W
Oil Seal 5/8'
Bushing .563
Flanged Bushing 5 / 8_ ID
Flanged Bushing 75I
Brake Disk
Brake Pad Plate
Brake Pad (pkg of 2)
Dowel Pin
Flat Washer .312 ID x .059W
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
4IA
42
42A
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
5I
52
53
54
56
57
58
59
60
6I
65
66
67
69
70
7I
7IB
76
77
79
82
83
85
87
150
157
180
900
790079
792073A
792085A
792075
790025
786066
786086
774690
774691
778356
778338
778354
778352
778350
778346
778355
778337
778353
778351
778349
778345
780189
776422
776396
792I 70
786187
788069
788092
780090
788078A
792144
778333
778338
792154
788089A
788093A
788088A
730229A
794712
DESCRIPTION
Brake Lever
Screw I/4 - 20 × 1-1/4'
Screw I/4 - 20 × 2 I/4
Locknut 5 / I6 - 24
Brake Pad Holder
Spacer 2625 × 1.0
Brake Lever Bracket
A×le (I 1-15 / 16" Long)
A×le (I 6 - 1 / 2 long)
Spur Gear (29 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Spur Gear (23 teeth)
Spur Gear (I9 teeth)
Spur Gear (I6 teeth)
Spur Gear (I5 teeth)
Spur Gear (I 1 teeth)
Spur Gear (I3 teeth)
Spur Gear (I7 teeth)
Spur Gear (21 teeth)
Spur Gear (24 teeth)
Spur Gear (25 teeth)
Flat Washer .563 ID x .062W
Input Shaft
Shitter & Brake Shaft
Retaining Ring
Spacer .890
Square Cut Ring
"0 Ring
Flat Washer 1.128 ID x .058W
Inverted Retaining Ring
Spring .430 OD x .5000 L
Bevel & Spur Gear (30 & 13 teeth)
Spur Gear (27 teeth)
Oil Fill Plug
Oil Seal 9/16 °
Liquid Gasket RTV Silicone
Oil Seal 3/4
Gear Oil 80W90
Replacement
MST - 206-545C Transa×le
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
49
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508
CYLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND
BREATHER
J
1
\
CRANKCASEJ
_3 22
1
\
\
_-_4
IO
5O
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508
CYLINDER
H EADNALVFJBREATH
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
25_351-01S Liften valve (2)
12_755-94_S Kit, cylinder head (Includes
3417, Gaskets 12 041 014S
(Qty. 2), 12 041 02-8, & 12
041 0348)
12_411-03_S Rod, push (2)
12_041410S Gasket, cylinder head
12_017401S Valve, intake (Std.)
12_017402S Valve, intake (.25)
12_016-01 S Valve. exhaust (Std.)
12-016-02 S Valve, exhaust (.25)
25q 39-60-S Plug, allen hd. pipe 1/8"
12_318436S Cylinder Head
25_186-01uS Arm, rocker (2)
12 599-03 S Pivot, rocker arm (2)
M-640034-S Screw. hex. flange M6xl.0x34
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
CRANKCASE
ER
DESCRIPTION
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
PART
NO,
1
2
12_032_03 S Seal, crankshaft
Block, cylinder (Use Short
Block 12 522 51)
12 445_02-S Strap, lifting
M-839025-S Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x25
24_380q3-S Dowel, locating (4)
12_755 49 S Kit, camshaft (Includes 7,8)
12_089_31 S Spring, actuating
12422_08_S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) blue
12-422_09_S Shim. camshaft (A.R.) red
12422q0_S Shiml camshaft (A.R.) yellow
12422q 1_S Shiml camshaft (A.R.) green
12422q2-S Shim. camshaft (A.R.) gray
12422q3 S Shiml camshaft (A.R.) black
12422 07 S Shim, camshaft (A.R.) white
12_144 28 S Shaft, balance
12_874_07_S Piston w/Ring Set (Std.)
(Includes 11,12)
12-874 11S Piston w/Ring Set (.08)
12-874 08_S Piston w/Ring Set (.25)
12-874_09_S Piston w/Ring Set (.50)
12 018 02_S Retainer, piston pin (2)
12q08 07 S Ring Set (Std.)
12q08 08_S Ring Set (.25)
12q08 09 S Ring Set (.50)
12-067q 1_S Connecting Rod (Std.)
12-067_06_S Connecting Rod (.25)
12-380 01_S Pin, governor regulating
12 043 05 S Gea£ governor
M-6310054S Washe£ plain 6 mm
12q44 02-S Shaft, governor gear
52q39-09 S Plug, cup
12_755_64_S Kit, gov. cross shaft w/clip
(Includes 23)
X4254102_S Washe£ plain 1/4"
1203201uS Seal, governor cross shaft
M-631015-S Washe£ plain 6 mm
12q54_05 S Clip, hitch pin
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2)
12
13
14
15
16
17
KEY
NO,
12_089-01 S Spring, valve (2)
12q73401_S Cap, valve spring (2)
12_755-03_S Kit, retainer (2)
12_468405_SWasher, plain 13/32"
12q 12413_S Spacer, head bolt exhaust port
12_086-15_S Screw, hex.flange
M10x1.5x81 (5)
25_237414_S Clamp, hose (2)
12 326-03 S Hose, breather
M-6450204S Screw. hex. flange
M6x1.0x20 (5)
12 096-07_S Cover. valve w/nipple
M-5450104S Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.Sx10
12_018401S Retainer. breather reed
12_402-02_S Reed, breather
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
NOTE:
51
DESCRIPTION
All component dimensions
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S.
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL]
BLOWER
HOUSING
AND
BAFFLES
1
--2
12
13
AIR INTAKE
6
J4
I
F_
7
'°1
12\
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TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490,TYPE NUMBER 27508
IGNITION_ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
12_086-14_S Screw, hex. flange
M10x1.5×46
12_468-03 S Washer, plain 3/8"
24q62-03 S Screen, grass
25_086-47_S Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4)
12 157-06 S Fan
X42_15-S
Key
12_025-15 S Flywheel
12 155-09_S Connector
M-548025-S Screw. hex. cap M5xO.Sx25 (2)
12-065-09_S Stator -15 amp with stator
brake
M-545020-S Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.Sx20 (2)
12 154-06 S Clip, cable (2)
41_403-09_S Regulator, rectifier - 15 amp
X_22q1-S
Washeq lock 1/4"
M-639016-S Screw. hex.flange
M6x1.0xl 6 (2)
236602-S
Connector
12q 32-02_S Spark Plug
X_728 1-S
Clip, cable (2)
M-545010-S Screw, hex. flange
M5x0.Sxl 0 (2)
12-584-04_S Module, ignition
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
DESCRIPTION
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12 176-44_S Harness, wiring
24_518-12-S Lead, black (6" - 12 gaugeinsulated grip barrel eyelet
terminals)
12_518-35_S Lead, white (36" _ 18 gauge
fully insulated push on tab
and unineulatad socket
terminals)
BLOWER
KEY
NO,
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
HOUSING
PART
NO,
& BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
M-545010-S Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.Sxl0 (6)
24 468q0 S Washer, plain 1/4"
12 146 07 S Plate, blower housing
M-550010-S Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.8xl 0
24_096 05_S Cover. pinion
12-027_76-S Housing, blower
12_063q8-S Baffle, intak_ side
25 154_02_S Clip, mounting (3)
12_086 37_S Screw. captive washer
M5x0.Sx20 (3)
12 063 20_S Baffle, cylinder head
M-645016-S Screw, hex. flange
M6xl .Oxl 6 (2)
12_063 lg_S Baffle, cylinder
NOT ILLUSTRATED
M-541050-8 Nut. hex.flange M5x0.6
AIR INTAKEtFILTRATION
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
12_261 01 S
25341_03-S
12-096 24_S
12-083 _12-S
12-100 08_S
12_083 _10S
7
8
9
12-743 12_S
12-032 11 uS
12_094_07_S
10
12-072 04-S
11
12-086-01-S
13
12-041-02-S
DESCRIPTION
Duct, air
Knob, air cleaner cover
Cover, air cleaner
Preoleaneq element
Wing Nut
Kit, air cleaner element
(Includes 5.7, 8)
Filter, element (Includes 5, 8)
Seal 17/16"
Base, air cleaner (Includes
11,12)
Stud, mounting plate
M6x1.0x75
Screw, #10 HFLo thread
forming (2)
Gasket. air cleaner
NOT ILLUSTRATED
12_113_53_S Decal, air cleaner
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
53
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508
STARTING
SYSTEM
I
ENGINE
CONTROLSJ
!
L
17
0
!
I
11
OIL PAN / LUBRICATION
_...._
o
i
'II
m_
0--4
@
\
°-1
54
TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508
STARTING SYSTEM
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
M-839070-S Screw, hex. flange
Mgx1.25x79 (2)
25-098-07 S Starter assembly (Includes 3-8)
12-755-54-S Kit, drive end
12-227-18-S Cap, drive end
12-179-05 S Armature
12-221-01-S Kit, brush & spring
12-227-13 S Cap, commutator end
12-211-01-S Bolt, he×. flange 1t4-29x4-5/8
1
2
3
4
12-979q 1uS Linkage, choke
12-237-01 S Clamp, cable
24 986_43_S Screw. hex. flange
M-664029-S Screw, lobed socket
Mgxl.0x20 (2)
12u539 10 S Control, speed assembly
(Includes 6u9)
M-443025-S Screw, pan head M4xg.7x25
M-443029-S Screw. pan head M4xg.7x20
12_989q 1S Spring, choke (2)
12_989 23_S Spring, choke return
12-989-24 S Spring, governor
12u755u83 S Kit, governor lever (Includes
12-14)
12q09 07 S Nut, hex flange 1/4-29
52-211-04 S Bolt, 1/4u20xl "
12u999u28-S Lever, governor
25 158 08uS Bushing, throttle linkage
12u979u10uS Linkage, throttle
2515911uS Bushing, throttle linkage
DESCRIPTION
(2)
OIL PAN,/LU B RICATION
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
19
11
12
13
14
15
19
17
12u038-01S Dipstick assembly (Includes
2-3)
25u755-13 S Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 3)
12u153-03 S O-Ring, oil fill cap
12q53-02 S O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
12 123-04-S Tube, oil fill
M-645025-S Screw. hex. flange M6×1.0×25
12-153-01 S O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
25q62-07uS Screen, oil pickup
12 096-03_S Cover. oil pickup screen
M-545016-S Screw. hex.flange M5x0.Sx16
25u462-09uS Valve, oil pressure relief
52-059-02-S Filter. oil
25q 39-57 S Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8'*
12u393-01 S Pump, oil
12q53-06 S O-Ring, oil pump cover
12 096-34 S Cover, oil pump
M-545016-S Screw. hex.flange M5x0.Sx16
18
19
12 032-03 S _'eal, oil (RT.O. end)
24u086-16 S Screw, hex.flange MSx1.25×45
29
21
24u086- 17uS Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25×45
12q99-56 S Assembly, Pan, oil (Incl. 11,1417)
DESCRIPTION
5
6
7
8
9
19
11
12
13
14
15
19
17
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
01)
55
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER 917.273130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508
CRANKSHAFT
EXHAUST
J
]
5
FUELSYSTEM
I
7
/
/
56
TRACTOR- MODEL NUMBER
917.273130
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV490, TYPE NUMBER 27508
CRANKSHAFT
FUEL SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO, NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
DESCRIPTION
M-641060-S Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 (2)
M-629116S
Stud M6x1.0x116 (2)
12-853-118-S Kit, carburetor wtgaeket
(Includes 4,5,6 qty 1 Tie,
cable 12-454-03-S. Terminal
25 452-20 S)
12-041-02-S Gasket, aircleaner
12-053-118
Carburetor assembly (For
information only not
available separately)
(Includes Kit, float 12-75702-S Kit, carburetor repair
12-757-03 S, Kit, solenoid
repair 12-757-33 S)
12_041-01 -S Gasket. carburetor (2)
12_265_06-S
Deflector. heat
25-237-14_S
Clamp. hose (2)
52_353-22_S
Line, fuel 12q/4"
25-050-03-S
Filter. fuel in line
47-154-01-S
Clip cable
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
Crankshaft
Plug, cup
12_014-57-S
25-139-27-S
(Includes
2)
EXHAUST
KEY PART
NO, NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
Stud, M8x1.25x33(2)
Gasket, exhaust manifold
Bracket muffler
Strap, lifting
Screw. hex. flange M6xl.0x25
25-072-04_S
12_041_03-S
12_126-11_S
12-445-06-S
M-645025 S
(2)
PA-27508
Replacement Engine
12_522_51
Short Block
12-755_93_S Gasket Set
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
NOT ILLUSTRATED
*M-561010 S Screw. thread forming
M5x0.Sxl 0
*X-22-11 -S Washer, lock 1/,$"
12-757-02-S Kit, float
12-757-03-S Kit, carburetor repair
12-041-01-S Gasket, carburetor
12-041-02-S Gasket, air cleaner
12-041-05-S Gasket, bowl
12-041-06-S Gasket, bowl screw
12-032-06-S Seal, solenoid
12-757-33-S Kit, solenoid repair
12-041-06-S Gasket, bowl screw
12-454-03-S Tie cable
25-452-20-S Terminal
12-518-37-S Lead, red, (37" _ 20 gauge insulated socket and
uninsulated socket
terminals)
*attaches carburetor ground lead to curb baffle.
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