Craftsman 917.273050 Owner`s manual

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GARDEN TRACTOR
Model No
917.273050
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Safety
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
• Repair Parts
CAUTION:
Read and follow all Safety
Rules and Instructions before
operating this equipment.
For answers
to your questions
about this product, Call:
1-800-659-5917
Sears
5 am-
Craftsman Help Une
5 pm, Mon- Sat
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES,
Visit our Craftsman website:www.sears.com/craftsman
IL 60179
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Warranty ...............................................
2
Maintenance .......................................
18
Safety Rules .................................
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Service and Adjustments .................... 22
Product Specifications ..........................
5
Storage ...............................................
29
Assembly ...............................................
8
Troubleshooting
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30
Operation ............................................
12
Repair Parts ........................................
34
Maintenance
Schedule ......................
18
Parts Ordering ..................... Back Cover
LIMITED
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
RIDING
EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained,
lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's
manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable
items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark
plugs, air cleaners, belts, etc.
• Tire replacement
or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence,
improper storage or
accident or the failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions
contained
in the owner's manual.
• Riding
LIMITED
equipment
used for commercial
or rental purposes.
90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BAI-IERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding
equipment proves defective in material or workmanship
and our testing determines the
battery wil! not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. In-home
warranty service on your Craftsman riding equipment is available at no charge for 30
days from the date of purchase. Please contact your nearest service center. After 30
days from the date of purchase, warranty service is available by taking your Craftsman
riding equipment to your nearest Sears Service Center. (In-home warranty service will
still be available after 30 days from the date of purchase but a standard trip charge will
apply). This warranty applies only while this product is in the United States. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D/817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
• Be sure the area is clear of other
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.
GENERAL
OPERATION
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.
• Be aware of the mower discharge
direction and do not point it at anyone.
Do not operate the mower without
either the entire grass catcher or the
guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
• 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.
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• Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always turn off blades, set
parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
• Turn off blades when not mowing.
• Stop engine before removing grass
catcher or unclogging chute.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
• Watch for traffic when operating near
or crossing ro_idways.
• Use extra care when loading or
unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
tires lose traction, disengage the
blades and proceed slowly straight
down the slope.
DO NOT:
• Do notturn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and
gradually downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments.
The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do nottry to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
CHILDREN
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a
large percentage
of riding mowerrelated injuries. These operators
should evaluate their ability to operate
the riding mower safely enough to
protect themselves
and others from
serious injury.
SLOPE OPERATION
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the
machine and the mowing activity. Never
assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if
children enter the area.
Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-control and tipover 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.
DO:
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• 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
• Use extra care when approaching
blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other
objects that may obscure vision.
SERVICE
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 recommen-
• 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
dations 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 slow
and gradual. Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
open flame,
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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.
Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
Mow up and down slopes (15 ° Max),
not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps.
Uneven terrain could overturn the
• Check brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required.
• 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 abso-
machine.
cles.
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.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
lutely 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
children enter the area.
off if
Look for this symbol to point out
important safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEAWARE!!!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_CAUTION:
In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
Tall grass can hide obsta-
• LWARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
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PRODUCT
MAINTENANCE
SPECIFICATIONS
GASOLINE
CAPACITY
AND TYPE:
A Sears Maintenance
Agreement
is
available on this product.
Contact your
nearest Sears store for details.
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
3.5 GALLONS
UNLEADED
REGULAR
)ILTYPE
SAE 10W30
&PI-SF/SG/SH):
(ABOVE 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(BELOW
)ILCAPACITY:
32°F)
W/FILTER:
4.2PINTS
W/O FILTER: 3.7PINTS
_PARK PLUG:
CHAMPION
GAP: .030")
RC12YC
GROUND
MPH):
SPEED
LO:
0.7
1.4
2.3
0.9
REVERSE:
HI:
1.7
3.3
5.4
2.1
TIRE
PRESSURE:
FRONT:
REAR:
CHARGING
SY ST E M:
15AMPS @ 3600RPM
3AI-I-E RY:
3LADE BOLT
TORQUE:
14 PSI
10 PSI
AMP/HR:
35
MIN. CCA: 280
CASE SIZE:U 1R
27-35 FT. LBS
CONGRATULATIONS
of a Craftsman Tractor.
AGREEMENT
on your purchase
It has been
designed, engineered
and manufactured
to give you the best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience
any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact
your nearest Sears Authorized
Service
Center. We have competent, well-trained
technicians
and the proper tools to
service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly.
Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
• Read and observe the safety
• Follow a regular schedule in
ing, caring for and using your
• Follow the instructions under
nance" and "Storage"
owner's manual.
sections
rules.
maintaintractor.
"Mainteof this
_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered or grass-covered
land unless
the engine's exhaust system is equipped
with a spark arrester meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). 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 Authorized
Service Center/Department
(See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
Parts Bag contents
(1) Shoulder
shown full size
Bolt 5/16-18
(1) Knob
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(3) Retainer
(4) Retainer
Springs
(single loop)
Springs
(double
loop)
Parts packed separately
in carton
Parts Bag contents
(2) Shoulder
Bolts
not shown full size
(2) Washers
3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge
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(2) Center-
Seat
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(2) Gauge
Wheels
Video
Cassette
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Steering
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Sleeve
(2) Keys
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Manual
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(2) Front Link Assemblies
Steering
Wheel
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lock Nuts
Steering
Wheel
Insert
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Parts Bag
Slope Sheet
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Steering Sleeve
Extension
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left
unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your
tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the
correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before
you begin.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
_..-J"
Wheel Insert
A socket wrench set will make assembly
_
,..F"'_:_
Stee ring
easier. Standard wrench sizes you need
_Hex Bolt
are listed below.
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Lock Washer
(1) 9/16"wrench
(1) Pliers
Steering
_
Large Flat
(1) 1/2" wrench
(1) Utility knife
(1) 3/4" socket with
drive ratchet
(1) Tire
pressure
gauge
Wheel_t(eep_i:_el
Steering _
Sleeve __::_'-Tabs
Extension
When right or left hand is mentioned in
this manual, it means, from your point of
view, when you are in the operating
position (seated behind the steering
wheel).
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Steering Shaft _
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Steerin
Sleeve
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM
CARTON
UNPACK
.
CARTON
• Remove all accessible
loose parts and
parts boxes from shipping carton.
• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on
all four corners of shipping carton, and
lay panels flat.
• Remove mower and packing materials.
• Check for any additional
boxes and remove.
• Snap steering wheel insert into center
of steering wheel.
• 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.
loose parts or
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
BEFORE ROLUNG TRACTOR OFF
SKID
CHECK
AI'I'ACH STEERING WHEEL
BA'n'ERY
Lift hood to raised position.
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
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and
large flat washer from steering shaft.
• Position front wheels of the tractor so
they are pointing straight forward.
• Slide the steering sleeve over the
steering shaft.
• Align tabs and press steering sleeve
extension into bottom of steering
wheel.
• Position steering wheel so cross bars
are horizontal (left to right) and slide
onto steering wheel adapter.
• Secure steering wheel to steering
shaft with hex bolt, lock washer and
large flat washer previously removed.
Tighten securely.
for charging
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instructions).
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Label
INSTALL
Adjust
knob.
SEAT
seat before
tightening
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake pedal and set the
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Start the engine. After engine has
started, move throttle control to idle
position.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold. Move
gearshift lever to 1st gear.
• Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal and
slowly drive tractor off skid.
• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking
brake and place gearshift lever in
neutral position.
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position.
Continue with the instructions that follow.
adjustment
• Remove cardboard packing on seat
pan.
• Place seat on seat pan and assemble
shoulder bolt. Tighten shoulder bolt
securely.
• Assemble adjustment knob and flat
washer loosely.
Do not tighten.
• Lower seat into operating position
and sit on seat.
• Slide seat until a comfortable
position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake
pedal all the way down.
• Get off seat without moving its
adjusted position.
• Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
Seat
Shoulder
Bolt
CHECK
Seat Pan
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 BRAKE SYSTEM
Flat Washer
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.
Adjustment
Knob
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
,, Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest
position.
• Release parking brake by depressing
clutch/brake pedal.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID
WARNING:
understand
TIRE
Before starting, read,
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.
• Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
• Check engine oil level and fill fuel
tank with gasoline.
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INSTALL
MOWER
AND DRIVE
BELT
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension
arms are raised with
attachment lift control (see Know Your
Tractor in the Operation section). Engage
parking brake.
• Cut and remove ties securing antisway bar and be_ts. Swing anti-sway
bar to left side of mower deck.
• Slide mower under tractor with
pointing deck pins. If necessary, rock
and raise front of mower to align deck
pins with the holes in suspension
arms. Retain with double loop retainer
springs with loops down as shown.
• Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
• Turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower
discharge guard to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Check belt for proper
routing in all mower pulley grooves.
Install belt into electric clutch pulley
groove.
• Install one front link in top hole of the
left hand front mower bracket and left
hand front suspension
bracket.
Retain
with two single loop retainer springs
as shown.
suspension.
• Raise deck to highest position.
• Assemble gauge wheels as shown
using long shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers, and 3/8-1 6 center Iocknuts.
Tighten securely.
• Adjust gauge wheels before operating
mower as shown in the Operation
section of this manual.
• Install second front link in right hand
front suspension
bracket only and
retain with single loop retainer spring
as shown.
For best cutting results, mower should be
properly leveled. See 'q-O LEVEL
MOWER PIOUSING" in the Service and
CHECK
See the figures that are shown for
replacing motion, mower drive, and
mower blade drive belts in the Service
single loop retainer spring as shown.
• Turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise until it stops.
• Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
arms
and Adjustments
section of this manual.
Verify that the belts are routed correctly.
on inward
Double Loop
Retainer Spring (Inward
pins)
Double Loop
Retainer 5
Fror_
Links
Front
Suspension
Suspension
Arm_
Left Hand
Gauge
Wheel Bar
Single Loop
Retainer
Springs
Shoulder
3olt
Front
Mower
Bracket
3/8-16
Center
Locknut
Use Pliers For
Retainer Springs
LEVELNESS
Adjustments
section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF
ALL BELTS
• Slide right side of mower back and
install link in top hole of right hand
front mower bracket.
Retain with
• Place the suspension
MOWER
Anti-Sway
Bar
Discharge
Idler
Pulley
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v" CHECKLIST
Before you operate and enjoy your new
tractor, we wish to assure that you receive
the best performance and satisfaction
from this quality product.
Please review the following checklist:
,/ All assembly instructions have been
completed.
/ No remaining loose parts in carton.
,/Battery
is properly prepared and
charged.
(Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).
,I Seat is adjusted comfortably and
tightened securely.
,/All tires are properly inflated. (For
shipping purposes, the tires were
overinflated at the factory).
,/Be sure mower deck is properly leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results. (Tires must be properly inflated
for leveling).
•/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure
they are routed properly around pulleys
and inside all belt keepers.
,/Check
wiring. See that all connections
are still secure and wires are properly
clamped.
While learning how to use your tractor,
pay extra attention to the following
important items:
,/ Engine oil is at proper level.
,/" Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean,
regular unleaded gasoline.
,/" Become familiar with all controls - their
location and function.
Operate them
before you start the engine.
,/Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor
Learn and understand their meaning.
BAI-FERY
CAUTION OR
WARNING
or in literature
REVERSE
supplied
FORWARD
with the product.
FAST
SLOW
_I_ENG'NEON
I_!_IENG'NEOFF
O"PRESSURE_
L'G"TSON_
OV_,_Mp_
FUEL
CHOKE
MOWER HEIGHT
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
MOWER LIFT
R N H L
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
LOW
PARKING BRAKE
ATTACHMENT
IGNITION
HIGH
KEEP AREA CLEAR
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
SLOPE HAZARDS
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
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FREE WHEEL
DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
(Automatic Models only)
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S
YOUR TRACTOR
MANUAL
AND SAFETY
RULES
BEFORE
OPERATING
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
Position
Ammeter
Clutch Switch
Throttle Control
Lift Lever
Plunger
Clutch/Brake
Attachment
Lift Lever
Choke
Control
Brake
Height
Adjustment
Knob
_ Shift Lever
Gear Shift Lever
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Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National
Institute.
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH: Used
to engage the mower blades, or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH: Turns the headlights on
and off.
THROTTLE
CONTROL:
Used to control
engine speed.
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL: Used for
Standards
RANGESHIFT
LEVER: Allows high (H)
and low (L) speed for all forward and
reverse gears.
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER: Used to
raise and lower the mower deck or other
attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release
attachment lift lever when changing its
position.
IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
AMMETER:
Indicates battery charging
(+) or discharging (-)_
PARKING BRAKE: Locks clutch/brake
declutching and braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
CHOKE CONTROL:
Used when starting
a cold engine.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
KNOB: Used to
adjust the mower cutting height.
GEARSHIFT
LEVER: Selects the speed
and direction of the tractor.
into the brake position.
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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any
adjustments
or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
unauthorized
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT:
Leaving the ignition switch
in any position other than "OFF" will
cause the battery to be discharged,
(dead).
NOTE:
Under certain conditions when
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.
• Depress clutch/brake
pedal into full
"BRAKE" position and hold.
• Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release
pressure from clutch/brake
pedal.
Pedal should remain in "BRAKE"
position. Make sure parking
hold tractor secure.
Push-In to
"Disengaged"
Choke
tractor is standing idle with the engine
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate
this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
_CAUTION:
Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
THROTTLE CONTROL
brake will
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out To
Always operate engine at full throttle.
• Operating engine at less than full
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
• Full throttle offers the best mower
performance.
CHOKE CONTROL
Position
Use choke control whenever you are
starting a cold engine. Do not use to start
a warm engine.
• To engage choke control, pull knob
out. Slowly push knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
Gear
-Sh_
Lever
Pedal "Drive"
Position
STOPPING
MOWER
"Disengaged"
Position
BLADES
-
The direction and speed of movement
is
controlled by the gearshift
lever.
• Start tractor with clutch/brake
pedal
depressed and gearshift lever in
neutral (N) position.
• Move gearshift and range shift levers
to desired position.
• Slowly release clutch/brake
pedal to
start movement.
IMPORTANT:
Bring tractor to a complete
stop before shifting or changing gears.
Failure to do so will shorten the useful life
• To stop mower blades, move attachment clutch switch to "DISENGAGED"
position.
GROUND
DRIVE
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• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/
brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
• Move gearshift
lever to neutral (N)
position.
ENGINE
use.
-
• Move throttle control to slow position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to
of your transaxle.
TO ADJUST MOWER
slow position and allowing engine to
idle before stopping may cause engine
to "backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "OFF" position
remove key. Always remove key
when leaving tractor to prevent
cu'n'ING
HEIGHT
The cutting height is controlled by turning
the height adjustment knob in desired
direction,
and
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• Turn knob clockwise (f-_) to raise
cutting height.
• Turn knob counterclockwise
(v_)to
lower cutting height.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4-1/2". 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.
the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment
clutch engaged will shut off the engine.
• Select desired height of cut.
• Lower mower with attachment lift
control.
• Start mower blades by engaging
attachment clutch control.
• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disenA__gage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the discharge
guard in place.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
• 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
_IbCAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide provided 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 and
range shift lever to low (L) position.
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.
relatively high; the second to desired
height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly oft 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.
• Adjust gauge wheels
flat level surface.
with tractor
on a
• Adjust mower to desired cutting height.
• Lower mower with lift control.
Remove
rear retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel.
• Lower gauge wheels to ground.
Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes in
bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pins. Gauge wheels
should be slightly off the ground.
• Replace retainer springs into clevis
pins.
Clevis Pin
Retrainer
Attachment Lift Lever
Switch P,ul_Out 3"o
High Posit_on
Enga_
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Wheels
Gauge
Bar _=_
Attachment Clutch
Push In TO ,,
Spring......_
Gauge J_.
"_ra/cke_
TO OPERATE
MOWER
_/ ..:!.;_,"Position
___.!_
_[,:_"
_
_'_d
Discharge
Guard
_-_,T_'._,/_.
_
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Wheel"
Low
• Raise attachment lift to highest
position with attachment lift control.
• When pushing or towing your tractor,
be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N)
position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch, Any attempt by
15
five (5) MPH.
NOTE: Toprotecthoodfrom damage
when transportingyour tractoron a truck
help insure good cold weather starting.
_WARNING:
Experience indicates that
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
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
TOWING CARTS
TACHMENTS
AND OTHER
AT-
Tow only the attachments
that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is
dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control
of your tractor.
BEFORE
CHECK
STARTING
ENGINE
THE
engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may
ENGINE
_ICcur"
OIL LEVEL
AUTION"
Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
TO START ENGINE
• The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
• Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
• Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
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.
• Sit on seat in operating position,
depress clutch/brake
pedal and set
parking brake.
• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N)
position.
• Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
• Move throttle control to fast position
• Pull choke control out for a cold
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 "OIL
VISCOSITY
CHART' in the Maintenance section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
engine start attempt. For a warm
engine start attempt the choke control
may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm
and cold starting procedures
below.
• 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, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If
engine still does not start, pull the
choke control out and retry.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank. 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.
IMPORTANT:
When operating in
temperatures below 32°F(0°C),
use
fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to
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WARM WEATHER
AND ABOVE)
STARTING
(50 ° F
• When engine starts, Slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly.
• 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
AND BELOW)
STARTING
MOWING
• Use the runner on
mower as a guide.
approximately
an
runner.
• The left hand side
(50 ° F
section
the right side of the
The blade cuts
inch outside the
of mower should
be
used for trimming.
• Drive so that clippings are discharged
onto the area that has been cut. Have
the cut area to the right of the tractor.
This will result in a more even distribu-
• When engine starts, slowly push
choke control in until the engine
begins to run smoothly. Continue to
push the choke control in small steps
allowing the engine to accept small
changes in speed and load, until the
choke control is fully in. If the engine
starts to run roughly, pull the choke
control out slightly for a few seconds
and then continue to push the control
in slowly. This may require an engine
warm-up period from several seconds
to several minutes, depending on the
temperature.
• The attachments
can be used during
the engine warm-up period and may
require the choke control be pulled out
slightly.
NOTE: 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
manual.
TIPS
• Tire chains cannot be used when the
mower housing is attached to tractor.
• Mower should be properly leveled for
best mowing performance.
See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the
Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual.
tion of clippings and more uniform
cutting.
• When mowing large areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
discharge away from shrubs, fences,
driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction
making left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremely tall, it should be
mowed twice to reduce load and
possible fire hazard from dried
clippings.
Make first cut relatively
high; the second to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet
grass will plug mower and leave
undesirable
clumps.
Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assure better mowing
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,
of this
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FILLMAINTENANCE
IN DATES
SCHEDULE
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REGULAR
Che_k
Check
T
R
BrakePressure
Operation
Tire
_
Cheek Operator
Presence
Interlock Systems
and
Check for Loose Fasteners
T
LubriCation
0
cA
Che_k
Battery Level
Sharpen/Replace
Mower Blades
R
Clean
Battery
Check
Transaxle
_
_7
Chart
_4
and Tetmlnals
Cooling
Adjust
Blade Belt(s)
Adjust
Motk_n
Check
Engine
Drive
Tension
_s
Be_t(s) Tension
Oil Level
t_
Change Engine Oil
_=,_
ECleanAi'Fil'e'
a Clean Air Screen
_f#:
Inspect Muffler/Spark
Arrester
Replace Oil FB_er (li equipped)
N
Clean
Engine Cooling
Replace
Spark
ll_
_1,2 I
Fins
_2
Plug
_
Replace Air Fi_terP_per Cartridge
Replace
1
2
3
4
_1_
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Fuel Filter
- Change mote often when operating under a heaVy load or in high F=mbient temperatures.
- Service mote often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions,
- If equipped with oil fi_er, change oil every 50 hours,
- Replace blades mote often when mowing in sandy soil
GENERAL
LUBRICATION CHART
RECOMMENDATIONS
® -_e Rod Ball Joints
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.
(_ Spindle _
_) Spindle
i =_erk
_)FrontWheel
, -I _
\ J-_Fron_Wheel
Bearing
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Zerk
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_)Steedng_
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_
._._
Gear
_
_
_-_
All adjustments
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be
checked at least once each season.
Teeth
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IL
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Add--ty7 j,.L."J
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,
spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
•
•
•
•
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
. Check for loose fasteners.
IMPORTANT:
Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
_"_--'_
Zer k _[_
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your tractor.
• Once a year you should replace the
spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and
check blades and belts for wear. A new
5 - If equipped with adfut_table system
6 - Not required if equipped With malntenance-free
Caile _/
7 - _ighten front _le pivot bo_t to 35 ft -Ibs maximum
Do not overtighten.
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Transaxlel
"
I " J
Fluid
_--"
v
SAE 30 or 10w30 motor oil
(_ General Purpose Grease
(_ Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
® Spray silicone lubriant (Move Boots to
Lubricate)
bearings.
Viscous lubricants will attract
dust and dirt that will shorten the life of
the self-lubricating
bearings.
If you feel
they must be lubricated, use only a dry,
powdered graphite type lubricant
sparingly.
TRACTOR
IMPORTANT:
To ensure proper assembly, center hole in blade must align with
star on mandrel assembly.
• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and
flat washer in exact order as shown.
• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs.
torque).
IMPORTANT:
Blade bolt is Grade 8 heat
treated.
Always observe safety rules when
performing
any maintenance.
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed in
highest gear, then brake must be
adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
TIRES
Trailing Edge Up
\
Blade
• 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.
Flat Washer_.__
•
_P----Hex Bolt (Grade)*L--.J
•A Grade 8 heat treated bolt can be identified
by six lines on the bolt head.
TO SHARPEN
BLADE
• 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
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
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
seat.
BLADE CARE
is in the
For best results
must be
mower blades
kept sharp.
Replace
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
Mandrel Assembly
Center _
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.
bent or damaged
• Raise mower to highest position to
allow access to blades.
• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat
washer securing blade.
• Install new or resharpehed
blade with
trailing edge up towards deck as
shown.
518"
e
Center Hole
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BATTERY
ENGINE
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.
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF, SG, or
SH. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating
temperature.
• 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
SAE VISCOSITY
"c .30TEMPERA_JRE
AND TERMINALS
year.
Check
TO CHANGE
OIL
• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick.
Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
• Remove drain plug.
• After oil has drained completely,
replace oil drain plug and tighten
securely.
• Refill engine with oil through oil fill
dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not
overfill.
For approximate
capacity see
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
and wear
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt
and chaff which can restrict cooling.
CHECK TRANSAXLE
OIL LEVEL
• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick
for
checking level. Insert dipstick into the
tube and rest the oil fill cap on the
tube. Do not thread the cap onto the
tube when taking reading.
Keep oil
at "FULL" line on dipstick. Tighten cap
onto the tube securely when finished.
Air Screen
\
Oil Drain Plug
• Block up rear axle securely.
• Remove left rear wheel by removing
hub bolts.
• Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil
level must be even with plug threads.
If necessary, fill with SAE 30 motor oil,
API SF, SG or SH. Replace filler plug.
• Reassemble wheel to hub.
_
ENGINE
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
TRANSAXLECOOLING
'_,
oil level before
Determine temperature
range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification
SF, SG, or SH.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
_Transaxle
the crankcase
starting the engine and after each eight
(8) hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/
dipstick securely each time you check
the oil level.
manual).
V-BELTS
V-belts for deterioration
.1oo*
io20RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
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
Corrosion and did on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect
BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
• Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
• Clean terminals and battery cable
ends with wire brush until bright.
• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
• Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS
section of this
Check
GRADES
Filler
Plug
2O
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.
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.
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.
• Loosen knob and remove cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
• Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE
• Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged
cartridge.
NOTE: Do not wash the paper cartridge
or use pressurized air, as this will
damage the cartridge.
• Remove nut and cartridge plate.
• Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
• Check rubber seal for damage and
proper position around stud. Replace
if necessary.
• Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge
plate, and nut.
• Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure
by tightening
knob.
Foam
Pre-Cleaner
Cartridge
Plate
Cartridge
Rubber
Seal
Knob
:
Nut
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 PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of
each mowing season or after every 100
hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE
FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
• With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel
line with arrow pointing towards
carburetor.
• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks
and clamps are properly positioned.
• Immediately wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Clamp_
Fuel Filter_j
CLEANING
Clamp
L_J
• 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 to clean your tractor unless the
electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out.
Water in engine can result in a short21 ened engine life.
_CAUTION:
Before performing any service or adjustments:
• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
• Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED"
position.
• Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come
in contact with plug.
TRACTOR
TO REMOVE
TO INSTALL
MOWER
MOWER
Follow procedure described in "INSTALL
MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the
Assembly section of this manual.
• Place attachment
clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
• Turn height adjustment
knob to lowest
setting.
• Lower mower to its lowest position.
• Remove retainer spring holding antiswaybar to chassis bracket and
disengage
anti-swaybar
from bracket.
• Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms
from deck.
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
• Raise attachment lift to its highest
position.
• Remove two retainer springs from
each front link and remove links.
• Slide mower forward and remove belt
ADJUSTMENT
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom of deck
curl to ground level at front corners of
mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
from electric clutch pulley.
• Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
IMPORTANT:
If an attachment other
than the mower deck is to be mounted
on the tractor, remove the front links.
• 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.
Front
Suspension
Bracket
Adjustment
Nuts
Lift
Suspension
Links
Arms
Electric
Clutch
Pulley
Front
Chassis
Front
pension
Bracket
Retainer
Retainer
Spring
Anti-S_ay
Bar
Mower
Bracket
Retainer
Springs
22
• 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 3/16".
• Recheck measurements
after adjusting.
Bottom
_
edge of _
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mower t(_
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ground.J---______o_/g
Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length
Bottom edge of
. _
mower
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Nut
roun,
UneT""TFRONT-TO-BACKADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
DECK MUST BE LEVEL
SIDE-TO-SIDE.
If the following front-toback 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
the front is approximately
1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear when the mower is in
its highest position.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Measure distance "F" directly in front of
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 housing,
loosen nut "G" on both front links an
equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
Front Links
TO REPLACE
MOWER
MOWER
DRIVE BELT
DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
• Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
• Remove screws from left hand
mandrel cover and remove cover.
• Roll belt over the top of left hand
mandrel pulley.
• Remove belt from electric clutch
pulley.
• Remove belt from idler pulleys..
• Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated
around
mandrels and entire upper deck
surface.
• Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and bolt in mower
housing.
at front than rear, tighten nut "H"
against trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower housing,
loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both
MOWER
DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
• Install belt in both idlers. Make sure
belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers
as shown.
• Install new belt onto electric clutch
front links. Tighten nut "G" on both
front links an equal number of turns.
• When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "H"
against trunnion on both front links.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will
pulley.
• Roll belt into upper groove of left hand
mandrel pulley.
• Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly
and inside belt keepers.
• Reassemble
left hand mandrel cover.
change dim. "F" by approximately
3/8".
• Recheck side-to-side
adjustment.
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Bcrews
Left Hand
Mandrel
Idler
Pulleys
Primary
tdler Arm
Electric
Clutch
Bolt in
Housing
Hand
Mandrel
Drive Belt
Belt
Keepers
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT
• Check secondary idler arm and idler tc
see that they rotate freely.
• Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and sway-bar bracket.
• Install new belt in lower groove of L.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and
center mandrel pulley as shown.
• Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley.
Make sure belt is in all grooves
properly.
• Reconnect spring to bolt in mower
housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel
cover.
• Reinstall mower to tractor (See
"INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT'
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake.
• Remove mower drive belt (See "TO
REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in
this section of this manual).
• Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of this
manual).
• Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover. Unhook
spring from bolt on mower housing.
• Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel
pulley.
• Remove belt from center mandrel
in the Assembly section of this
manual).
• Reassemble
mower drive belt (See
'_O REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT'
pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel
pulley.
• Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated
around mandrels
and entire
in this section of this manual).
upper deck surface.
Mower Blade
Drive Belt
Hand
Mandrel
Mandrel
,Right Hand
Mandrel Cover
Secondary
Spirng
Anti-Sway
Bar Bracket
Idler
Pulley
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TO ADJUST
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
greater than six (6) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance
is necessary. Contact your nearest authorizec
service center/department.
The electric clutch should provide years
of service. The clutch has a built-in brake
that stops the pulley within 5 seconds.
Eventually, the internal brake will wear
which may cause the mower blades to
not engage, or, to not stop as required.
Adjustments
should be made by your
nearest authorized
service center/
department.
• Make sure attachment clutch and
ignition switches are in "OFF" position.
• Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until
space between clutch plate and rotor
measures .012" at all three slot
locations cut in the side of brake plate.
NOTE: After installing a new electric
clutch, run tractor at full throttle and
engage and disengage electric clutch !0
cycles to wear in clutch plate.
TO REPLACE
....
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_-_z
-3
BELT REMOVAL• Engage parking brake (creates slack
in belt).
• Remove mower drive belt from electric
clutch pulley on!y (See "TO REPLACE
MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section
of this manual).
• Rolt motion drive he!t off transaxle
pulley.
• Roll belt off clutching id{er pulleys,
then off engine pulley and front V-idler
pulley.
, Pull belt out of all belt keepers.
,
,
_.ocknu,
(3_-C'-_-'1
TO ADJUST
....
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BELT INSTALLATION
Brake
.
- Place V part, of belt into grooves on
engine pu!ie'? and front V-idle_, making
sure to ro_'
,',:: ;_side of belt
BRAKE
"%ur tractor is equipped with _n _dit.Jst
,;['.,io i:.._
:_ke system wh;ch is mounted oh
1he left side of the transax!e.
keepers.
Put belt com_r,g from V-idle, above
mldspan belt keeper, then onto
clutching idler pulleys as shown.
Make sure V par e belt engages Vidler.
if bactcr "equires morq than six (6) feet
stopping distance at high speed ,n
i_ighest gear, then brake must be
adjusted.
* Depress clutch/brake
pedal and
engage parking brake.
. Measure distance between brake
Place belt around transaxle pulley,
beginning at top. V part of belt should
engage transaxle pulley.
• Place iong lower section of belt
through loop in midspan belt keeper.
• Check to be sure belt is on proper side
of all belt keepers.
• Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric
operating arm and nut "A" on brake
rod.
• If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen
jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut
against nut "A".
With Parking Brake "Engaged"
._
DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface.
Engage
parking brake. For ease of service there
is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom of left footrest. It is not necessary
to remove mower.
Rotor
.='_:
MOTION
clutch
pulley.
Clutching Flat Idler clutchin'
Above Belt\
Engine
Kee
Pulley V-Idler
per
Jam Nut
Belt
4
_Or
Engir
I:erating
• Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust if
necessary.
If stopping distance is still
Transaxle
Pulley
Twists Belt
Keeper
As Viewed from Bottom
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IMPORTANT:
Check
brake adjustment.
TO ADJUST
ALIGNMENT
STEERING
TO REMOVE
WHEEL
FRONT
REAR WHEEL
• Block rear axle securely.
• Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow
wheel removal.
• Repair tire and reassemble.
Replace
and tighten hub bolts securely.
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.
Washers
Retaining
Ring'
Axle
Cover
TO CHECKTOE-IN
• Position front wheels straight ahead.
• Measure distance between wheels at
front and rear of tires (dimensions "A"
and "B").
• Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to
1/4" less than rear dimension "B".
TOE-IN
jam nuts at adjustment
on tie rod.
• Adjust tie rod until dimension "A" is 1/
8" to 1/4" less than dimension "B".
• Tighten
WHEEL
• Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
• Replace axle cover.
Front wheel toe-in is required for proper
steering operation. Toe-in was set at the
factory and adjustment should not be
necessary, If parts in the front axle or
steering mechanism
have been replaced
or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if
necessary.
• Loosen
sleeves
FOR REPAIRS
• Block up axle securely.
• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal.
• Repair tire and reassemble.
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove
steering wheel and reassemble
per
instructions in the Assembly section of
this manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT
TO ADJUST
WHEEL
TO START
BA'I-rERY
jam nuts securely.
_CAUTION:
ENGINE
WITH A WEAK
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
"BAI-I'ERY"
in the MAINTENANCE
section of this manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt negative grounded system.
The other vehicle must also be a 12 volt
Adjustment Sleeves
negative grounded system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
Jam Nuts
TO ATFACH
FRONT
WHEEL
CAMBER
• Connect
The front wheel camber is not adjustable
on your tractor. If damage has occurred
to affect the front wheel camber, contact
your nearest authorized service center/
department.
JUMPER
CABLES
-
each end of the RED cable to
the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery, taking care not to short against
chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully
charged battery.
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• Connectthe otherend of the BLACK
cable to good CHASSISGROUND,
awayfrom fueltank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER • BLACK
cable first from chassis
then from the fully charged
• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
• Close hood.
INTERLOCKS
and
battery.
• RED cal: _,,J,astfrom bot_lbatteries.
"Positive"
,,
(+)J v(e/
AND
RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may
your tractor to run poorly, stop
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring.
See electrical
diagram in the Repair Parts
TO REPLACE
cause
running,
or
wiring
section.
FUSE
Replace with 30 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
TO REMOVE
ASSEMBLY
REPLACING
BATTERY
• Raise
_ILCAUTION:
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
• Lift hood to raised position.
• Remove terminal guard.
• Disconnect BLACK battery cable then
RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
• Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
• Reinstall terminal guard.
• First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely,
• Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with
remaining hex bolt and keps nut.
Tighten securely
Close terminal access doors.
Close hood.
Terminal
Access
Door _"_
Keps N_,j,.,,-_-,._ex
Bolt
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_k. _
Y
"_
_
Positive
Terminal
Guard
__
(Red)
_
Cable
_Negative
(Black)
4,'_,_
_h,D
,"
Cable
TO REPLACE
HEADUGHT
BULB
"_1
• Raise hood.
• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside
of the grill.
HOOD AND GRILL
hood.
• Unsnap headlight wire connector.
• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
• To replace,
reverse
above
procedure.
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement
the emission control devices and
of
systems, which are being done at the
customers expense, may be performed
by any non-road engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty repairs must
be performed by an authorized engine
manufacturer's
service outlet.
TO ADJUST THROTTLE
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:
• With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
• Check that speed control lever is
against stop screw. If it is not, loosen
casing clamp screw and pull throttle
cable until lever is against screw.
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Tighten clamp screw securely.
Idle Fuel Adjusting
Idle speed Adjusting
Turning the adjusting needles out (coun
terclockwise) increases the supply of fue
to the engine giving a richer fuel/air mix
ture.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles an,
the seats in carburetor may result if screv
is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY
SETTING -
Throttle
Control
• Be sure you have a clean air filter, and th,
throttle control cable is adjusted properl!
(see "TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROl
CABLE" in the Service and Adjustment_
section of this manual),
• With engine off turn idle fuel adjustin_j
needle in (clockwise)
closing it fingel
tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn.
FINAL SETTING -
Control
Stop
Clamp Screv
TO ADJUST CHOKE
• Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments
with
engine running and shift/motion centre
lever in neutral (N) position.
• The high idle is set at the factory ant
cannot be adjusted.
• Idle soeed setting - With throttle centre
lever in slow position, engine should idl_
at 1200 RPM. If engine idles too slow el
fast, turn idle speed adjusting screw in o=
out until correct idle is attained.
CONTROL
The choke control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary, check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
• With engine not running, move choke
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
• Remove air cleaner cover, filter and car-
• Idle fuel needle settina - With throttle
control lever in slow position, turn idle
fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until
engine speed decreases and then turn
out (counterclockwise)
approximately
3/
4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance.
• Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION
TEST • Move throttle control lever from slow to
tridge plate to expose carburetor choke
(See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen
casing clamp screw and move choke
cable until choke is completely closed.
Tighten casing clamp screw securely.
• Reassemble air cleaner.
Closed for Full
Choke
TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR
The carburetor has been present 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.
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fast position. If engine hesitates or dies,
turn idle fuel adjusting needle out (counterclockwise) 118 tum. 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 eninge
governor, which is factory set for proper
engine speed. Overspeeding the engine
above the factory high speed settng can be
dangerous. If you think the engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact
your nearest authorized service center/
department, which has proper equipment
and experience to make any necessary
adjustments.
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.
• IL CAUTION"
Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a
building where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove
mower
from tractor
Also, experience
• Start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or
permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
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.
• Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
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
manual).
• Inspect and replace belts, ff necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments
section of
this manual).
• Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual.
• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened.
Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
BATTERY
engine at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach
the carburetor.
and carburetor
ENGINEOIL
Do not drain the gas tank
if using fuel stabilizer.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
• Remove spark plug(s).
• Pour one ounce of oi! through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
• Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage,
battery may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of
storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly
(see '3"0 CLE.AN SAT[ERY
AND TERMINALS"
in the Maintenance
• Replace
OTHER
with new spark plug(s).
• Do not store gasoline
to another.
from one season
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from
dust and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable
protective cover that does not retain
moisture.
Do not use plastic. Plastic
cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your
tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
on
ENGINE
FUELSYSTEM
IMPORTANT:
It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
filter, fuel hose, or tank during storage.
that alcohol
blended fuels called gasohol or using
ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation
and formation
of acids during storage. Acidic gas can
damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage.
• Drain the fuel tank.
for winter
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly
concrete or damp surfaces.
indicates
engine
warm.
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and exhaust
areas are still
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
i
PROBLEM
Will not start
CORRECTION
•
Out offuel.
Engine not "CHOKED"
properly.
Engine flooded.
•
•
•
•
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
•
Loose or damaged.
wiring
Carburetor out of
Service adjustment.
Engine valves out
of adjustment.
•
•
IHard to staM
i
CAUSE
Fill fuel tank.
See '3-0 START ENGINE"
in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before
attempting to start,
Replace spark plug.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh gasoline
and replace fuel filter.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in
Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service
center/department.
•
•
•
•
•
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
•
•
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
Engine valves out
of adjustment.
•
Clutch/brake
pedal
not depressed.
Attachment
clutch
is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
•
•
•
Enginewill
not turn over
•
Clean/replace
air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
Check all wiring.
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in
Service Adjustments section.
Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Corroded battery
terminals.
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid.
or starter.
• Faulty operator
presence switch(es),
clutch/brake
Disengage
attachment
pedal.
clutch.
•
•
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
•
Check
•
Check/replace
ignition switch.
Check/replace
solenoid or
starter.
Contact an authorized service
center/department.
•
3O
Depress
•
all wiring.
I
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Engine clicks
start but
will not
•
CORRECTION
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery
terminals,
Loose or damaged
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
wiring.
Check/replace
solenoid
starter.
Faulty solenoid
or starter.
Loss of
:)ower
•
Cutting too much
grass/too fast.
Throttle in "CHOKE"
position.
Build-up of grass,
leaves and trash.
under mower
Dirty air filter.
Low oil level/dirty oil.
Faulty spark plug.
Set in "Higher Cut" position/
reduce speed.
Adjust throttle control.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Clean/replace
air filter.
Check oil level/change
oil.
Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
Replace fuel filter.
Drain fuel tank and refill with
fresh gasoline.
Drain fuel tank and carburetor,
refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
Clean engine air screen/fins.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
Water in fuel.
•
•
•
•
Excessive
_ibration
Spark plug wire
loose.
Dirty engine air
screen/fins.
Dirty/clogged
muffler.
Loose or damaged
wiring.
Carburetor out of
adjustment.
Engine valves
out of adjustment.
Worn, bent or
loose blade.
Bent blade mandrel.
Loose/damaged
part(s).
or
• Clean/replace muffler.
• Check all wiring.
•
•
•
•
•
See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in
Service Adjustments
section.
Contact an authorized service
center/department.
Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part(s). Replace
damaged parts.
Engine continues
Lo run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment clutch
angaged
Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Check wiring, switches
and
connections.
If not corrected,
contact an authorized service
center/department.
Poor cut - uneven
Worn, bent or loose blade.
Replace blade. Tighten
blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underside of mower
housing.
Mower deck not level.
Buildup of grass, leaves,
and trash under mower.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Poor cut - uneven
(Cont.)
CORRECTION
Bent blade mandrel.
•
Clogged mower deck
vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Mower blades will
not rotate
Poor grass
discharge
Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
Remove
obstruction.
Worn/damaged
mower
drive belt.
Frozen idler pulley.
Frozen blade mandrel.
Replace
mower drive belt.
Replace
Replace
idler pulley.
blade mandrel.
Engine
•
•
Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
Shift to slower speed.
Allow grass to dry
before mowing.
Level mower deck.
speed too slow.
Travel speed too fast.
• Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
Low/uneven tire air
pressure.
• Worn. bent or loose
blade housing.
Buildup of grass, leaves
and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn,
• Blades improperly
installed.
• Improper blades used.
Clogged mower deck
vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
Headlight(s) not
working
Battery will not
charge
Engine "backfires"
when turning
engine "OFF"
•
Replace blade mandrel.
Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Switch
Bulb(s)
Faulty
Loose
wiring.
Blown
Check tires for proper air
pressure.
Replace/sharpen
blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
Clean underside of mower
•
Replace
Reinstall
down.
mower drive belt,
blades sharp edge
Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
• Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
is "OFF".
burned out.
light switch.
or damaged
•
fuse,
•
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s).
Check/replace
light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse,
Bad batterycell(s).
Poor cable connections.
Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
Faulty alternator.
•
Engine throttle control
not set at "SLOW"
position for 30
seconds before
stopping
engine.
• Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position
and allow to idle for 30
seconds before stopping
engine.
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Replace battery.
Check/clean
all connections.
Replace regulator.
Replace
alternator.
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
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ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
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PTO (DISENGAGED)
_
BUCK
_ ;
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CLUTCH/BRAKE
_NITION
STARTER
I
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i
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SEAT SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
,
I_
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_LA°_
I
SPARK PLUGS
GAP
J---'_
(2 PLUGS
_
ON TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
!
!
FUEL SHUT-OFF
SOLENOID
•
!
2e VOLTS AC @ 3600 RIM
{REGULATOR
DISCONNECTED)
PTO SWITCH
POSITION
CIRCUIT
OFF
ON
_
RELAY
C+GIB+H
C+FrB+ErA+D
HEADLIGHTS
RPM
GFC
IGNmON
SWITCH
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
ENGINE CONNECTOR
WIRING
INSULATED
CLIPS
REGULA OR
(PURPLEWIRE,
RED WIRE)
NOTE: IFWlRING INSULATED CARBURETOR
B
TRAC.T(_R CONNECTOR
N NE
...........
SHORTING
IGNITION SWITCH
TE W RE)
M FOR ENGINE _
ll_!_][_ll
CUPBW_REREMOVED_OR
SOLENO,
O_
_
SERVICING
OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD
BE REPLACED
TO
PROPERLY
SECURE
YOUR
WIRING.
H
RED WIRE.
_LUE W RE)
OIL SENTRY
REEN WIRE)
33
EATTEF
CHARGIf
SHORT'NG
(REow,_
(E_'OKW'RE)
_ _h--ll
OIL SENTRY
OPT ON
ELLOWWIRE
"_ t3GH'f PKG.)
_
SWITCH
+12V
(BLUE WJ
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
ELECTRICAL
22
26
29
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I
34
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
ELECTRICAL
KEYPART
NO. NO.
DP.SCRIPI1ON
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
41
42
43
45
50
52
81
83
Battery
Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt 1/4.20 x 7.5 Zinc
Hold down Battery Dash Mount
Nut Push Nylon 1/4"
Switch Interlock Push-In
Washer, Lock 1/4
Nut, Jam Hex 1/4-20
Harness Socket Ught W/4152J
Bulb Ught
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut Keps Hex 1/4.20 Unc
Cabte, Ground
Switch, Plunger
Switch, Ign
Key, Ignition
Harness Ign.
Screw 1/4-20 x 1/2
Cover, Terminal
Solenoid
Ammeter
Switch, PTO
ProtectionWire Loop
Retay Asm.
BulbholderAsm. Incan descent
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
153664
STD551125
73350400
166184
4152J
4014J
146686
108824X
73510400
157899
160784
163968
140403
166176
17720408
131563
145673
122822X
154963
141940
109748X
163996
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S
inches 1 Inch = 25/4 mm
35
TRACTOR
CHASSIS
-- MODEL NUM BER 917.273050
AND ENCLOSURES
_138
147
37
122
I
17
150
8
144
_
122
_7
17
52
28
21
17
_0
17
67
63
36
42
TRACTOR-CHASSIS
MODEL
NUMBER
917.273050
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1 150253
2 140506
4 73800700
5 163976
6 157882
7 17720408
8 145166
14 161023X558
15 160568
16 121794X
17 17490612
18 160564X558
19 19131312
20 STD523710
21 STD541437
23 17490616
24 145243X558
28 145244X558
30 145051X014
31 161419
32 161327
33 161326
34 142131
35 19111116
36 74780512
37 163981X558
39
40
42
43
136961
156111
STD533710
136939
DESCRIPTION
RaiI, FrameRH
Drawbar, Gt
Nut, Lock Hex 7/16 Uric
Dash YTGT 2 Cyl
Dash, LowerVgtOnePiece
Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2
Support, Battery
Hood Asm., Pnt Stealth YTGT
Lens Asm Headlight Bar
Cover, Access
Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16x 3/4
Gdlle
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Ca.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
NutCrownlock 3/8-16Unc
ScrewThdrol 3/8-16 x 1 Ty-Tt
Footrest, RH
Footrest, LH
Saddle, Slkscr Vgt
Brace, Supt 1*pc VGT Steering
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Lh
Bracket, Pivot Chassis Rh
Bracket, Engine Support Rear
Washer 11132x11116x16Ga,
Bott, Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4
FenderYTGTPNTWO/SHCup
558
Bracket, Axle Front
Bracket, Support Axle/Engine
Bolt, Carhage 3/8-16 x 1
Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh
44
45
47
50
136940
154913
17490608
152728
Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh
Bracket Asrn., Susp Chassis Rh
Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Bracket, Chassis Front
KEY PART
NO. NO.
52 STD541431
56 154914
57 73640400
58 137113
60 17490620
63 19131614
67 156973
68 17490508
70 137159
84 142992
85 144911
86 74760716
88 STD551143
90 STD551237
91 156586
95 105531X
106 138776
120 19131616
122 161464
130 164863
137 74780716
138 163975X428
139 161330
140 163806
141 163805
142 161897
144 161900
147 162967
148 164655
150 161237
DESCRIPTION
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc
Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh
Nut, Keps, BIk Hex 1/4-20 UNC
Bracket Asm., Fender
Screw ThdroL 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ca.
Guide, Belt Gear Drive
Screw ThdroL 5/16-18 x 1/2
Guide, Belt Mid Span
Stop, Over Center Mower
Bracket, Support Transaxle
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 UNC x 1
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16
Washer, Lock Ext. Tooth 3/8
Rail, Frame Lh
Push Nut, Nylon
Screw, Thdrol Hex Head Zinc MwT
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
Bolt Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1 Gr. 5
Cupholder YTGT
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 TT
MagnetYTGT
Stdker Plate YTGT
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Fastener Nut Pal
Extrusion Bumper
Duct Heat Hood
NOTE: All componentdimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
37
TRACTOR
GROUND
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
DRIVE
39
36
i....
37
6
29
28
\
9
27
10_.
69
3
62
38
TRACTO R -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
GROUND DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
9858M1
7563R
17490508
STD541437
STD561210
149176
12000034
140080
142509
136927
73750800
139419
138901
STD551037
143012
126909X
137104
136926
23260412
633A109
106932)(
136925
136923
137552
17490528
28
29
30
34
35
36
STD541237
137213
19131616
124236X
137648
149412
DESCRIPTION
Key, Woodruff
Washer, Thrust, Axle
Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4
Not, Crownlock 3/8=16
Pin, Cotter
WheeI, HubAssembly
Klip,Ring
Bolt, Hub
Disc, Brake
Yoke, Brake Disc
Nutlock 1/2-20 Unf
Washer, Special
Bushing
Wahser 13/32x13/16x16Ga.
Set, Screw 1/4-28x3/4
Spring
Lever, BraKe
Cam, Brake Disc
Screw, Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4
Gearshift, Lever Assembty
Knob
Support, Puck Brake
Puck, Brake Top
Spring, Return
Screw, Hex Wsh Thd.
5/16-18x 1-3/4
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16
Brake, Rod
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 16 Ga.
Cap, Plunger
Rod, Parking Brake
Spring, Drive Ground
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
37
38
39
40
41
42
46
47
48
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
117
Washer 25/32 x %1/4 x 16 Ga.
Nyllner
Screw, Fin. #10-24 x 1
Actuator, interlock Switch
Locknut #10-24
Cover, Pedal
Retainer, Spring
Clutch Rod
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. !
Pulley, Idler, Fiat
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Pulley, Idler, Grooved
Washer, Hardened
Clutch, Arm Assembly
Bearing, Idler
V-Belt
Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Shift Rod, Hi-Lo
Spring Clip, Connecting Link
Pulley,Transaxte
Washer, Lock 7/16
Bert, Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4
Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal
Bolt, Shoulder
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Flat
Pin, Roll
Hub, Cover
Nut, Lock Fig. 3/8-16 Unc
121749)(
150035
74321016
5304J
73661000
8883R
145170
138228
72110612
131494
STD541437
139123
207J
161590
105706X
137153
141756
122.253X
122,?.68X
137524
STD551143
74760720
154752
67609
140296
19131312
5142H
136327
73900600
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
39
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
STEERING
16
\
40
917.273050
TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
STEERING
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
44
45
Wheel, Steering
Axle Asm., Front
Fitting, Grease
Spindle Asm, LH
Spindle Asm., RH
Beadng, Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Ring, Klip #T5304-75
Cap, Spindle
Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut, Lock Flange 5/8-11 Uric
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Washer, Lock HW HlCl Spr 3/8
Nut, Lock Center 3/8-24 UNF
Shaft Asm., Steering
Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (inc. Key No. 36-40)
Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt
Support Asm., Steering Vgt
Boot, Steering
Adapter, Wheel Steering
Bushing, Strg. BIk
Screw
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr, 5
Cap, Wheel Steering
Bearing, CoL Strg.
Screw, Thrdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bearing, Flange
Ring, Klip Truarc #5304-75
Bushing,Nyliner Soap
Washer 11/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16
Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4
Gear, Sector Steering
Tie Rod
Jam Nut RH Thread
Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread
Jam Nut LH Thread
Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread
Bracket Switch Interlock VGT 97
ScrewThdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2 Tyt
Extension, Steering
W_,sher 13132x 1-1/20 x 11 Ga,
159944X428
137094
6855M
161849
161848
6266H
121748X
12000029
121232X
74781044
136518
73901000
121749)(.
STD551137
STD541537
145103
137347
137155
156011
163887
159945
155105
152927
STD523710
159946X428
3366R
17490612
104239X
12000034
138136
19111610
STD551131
STD523107
138059
137156
73360600
109850X
737006o00
109851X
155246
17490508
160135
19132411
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
41
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
ENGINE
_169
64
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_12
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ss
_s
_
d_"'_'_
19
7
_3
10
54
38
29
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42
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
33
35
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
45
47
48
51
54
55
64
65
69
74
80
161063
13200300
151396
121361X
t50828
1054,32X
140923
143996
151346
109227)(
106082X
161493
13290300
164067
164863
164415
STD551237
73920600
3645J
139277
7834R
132920
STD541437
10010500
123487)(
74780624
17490636
17490664
126197X
STD551143
150280
128861
142040
19132007
161231
19131414
13280336
17490612
19131614
24-041-02
162295
M73030800
DESCRIPTION
Engine (See Breakdown)
Kohler Model No. CV20S-65551
Muffler Side 1-1/4"98
Elbow STD 90 Degree 3/8- 18 NPT
Muffler Asm Guard
Pulley V-Idler
Keeper Asm. Belt Engine
Bushing
Clutch Etectric
Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch
Tank Fuel Rear 3.50 YUGt 96
Pad Spacer
Pad Spacer
Cap Asm Fuel W/Gauge
Plug Oil Drain (See Engine Breakdown)
GootrolThroffle
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #13-16 x 3/4
ControlChoke
Washer Ext Tooth 9/8
Nut Keps 3/8 - 24 UNF
Bushing
StemTank Fuel
Fuel Line
Spark Arrester Kit
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins. 3/8 - 16
Washer Split
ClampHose
Bolt Fin Hex 3/8 - 16 x 1-1/2
ScrewTr 3/8-16x2-1/4UNC
Screw'i-r 3/8-t6 x 4 UNC
Washer 1ol/20D X 15/32 ID X .250
Washer Lock 7/16
Bo)t Hex 7/16 - 20 X 4 - 1/4 Ga 5
Nut Flange 1/4-20 Starter Nut
Spacer Engine
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 7 Ga.
Manifold Pipe VGT CV 1-1/4"
Washer Flat 13/32 x 7f8 x 14 Ga,
Nipple Pipe 4-1/2
Screw Thdrot 3/8-t 6 x 3/4 Ty-TL"
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga.
Gasket
Elbow Street Brass
Nut Flaege
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
43
TRACTOR-- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
SEATASSEMBLY
19
12
21
3
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1 140124
2 140551
3 140675
4 127018X
5 145006
6 STD541437
7 124181X
6 150176
10 155925
12 121246X
13 121248X
14 72050412
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot Seat
Strap, Fender
Bolt, Shourder 5/16.18x.62
Clip, Push In, Hinged
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Spring, Seat Cprsn
Bolt 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 w/Sems
Pan, Seat
Bracket, Mounting Switch
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20X 1-1/2
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DEBCRIP'nON
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Spacer, Split
Spdng, Cprsn
Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Fig G[. 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Ga.
Knob, Seat 1/2-13 Unc
Cap, Spdng Seat
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18
Nut, Crown_ock 5/16-18 Uric
121249X
123740X
123976X
19171912
120068X
124238X
153236
STD54.1431
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
44
TRACTOR-
MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
DECALS
1
3
7
10
5
12
8
15
14
11
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
163265
164O85
163916
163917
149516
6
7
6
9
10
11
133644
167166
164757
163204
156439
4900J
WHEELS
DESCRIPTION
Decal, Dash Panel
Decat, Dash
Decal, Hood RH Craftsman "
Decal, Hood LH Craftsman
Decal, Battery DNGR/PSN
ENGAsro
Decal, Maintenance
Decal, Fender
Decal, Engine
Decal, Fender Craftsroan
Decal, Fender Danger
Decal, Clutch/Brake
AND TIRES
t -....___...,
PART
NO.
146047
164884
160397
167175
138047
106202X
138311
----
157199
167109
167110
KEY PARr
NO. NO.
1 59192
2 65139
3 106228X427
4 81341"t
5 106230X
6 278H
7 9040t-I
3
7
KEY
NO.
12
13
14
15
19
23
- -
4
10
8
9
10
11
12
--
g
8
104757X
105588X
7154J
106227X427
6856M
144334
DESCRIPTION
Decal, V-Belt Dr Sch
Decal, BlowerHousing
Decal,V-Belt Schero
Decal, Replc
Decal, Battery
Reflector,Taillight
Decal, Handle Lft Height Adjust
(Lift Handle)
Pad, Footrest
Owner's Manual, English
Owner's Manual, Spanish
DESCRIPTION
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Rim Asro Front
Tube, Front (Service Item Only)
Tire, Front
FittingGrease (Front Wheel Onl'
BearingFlange (Front Wheel
Only)
Cap Axle (Front Wheel Only)
Tire Rear
Tube Real (Service Item Only)
Rim Asm Rear
FittingGrease
Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensionsgiven in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mro
45
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
LIST ASSEMBLY
40
35 17
34
39
70
42
12
13
I
23
_
24
\
\
.
1_
2
16
12
_2__
20
46
19
18
TRACTOR--
MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
LIST ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
23
24
25
26
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
38
39
40
41
42
43
70
72
121006X
159187
159189
12000022
19292016
74780624
125631X
122365X
122364X
2876H
146704
163552
139868
140302
STD541437
674A247
S_1237
143363
STD551037
5328J
STD523710
127218
STD624008
73350800
130171
STD541437
150233
110807X
STD551037
137150
STD560907
137167
138057
155097
123935X
17490512
73540600
19112410
123934X
145212
110452X
DESCRIPTION
RodAsm., Lever
Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt
Lever Asm., Lift Rh
E-RingTruarc#5133-87
Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Grip, Handle Fluted
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Button
Spring 2-1/8"
Link Lift
Retainer, Spring
Arm, SuspensionVgt
Bearing
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Spring Asm., Assist Uft
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc
Bracket, Spring Assist
Washer 13/32x13/16x16Ga.
Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist
Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1
Link, Front
Retainer, Spring
Nut, JamHex 1/2-13Unc
Trunnion
Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13 Unc
Trunnion, lnfin Height
Nut, Special
Washer 13/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga.
Spring, Compression Inf Hgt
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 1/2
Rod, Adj Lift
Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc
Pointer, Height Indicator
Plug, Hole
Screw Hex Wsh 5/16-18 x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-24
Washer 11/32x1-1/2x10Ga.
Scale, Indicator Height
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Nut Push Phos & Oil
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
47
TRACTOR
-. MODEL NUMBER
917.273050
MOWER DECK
55
45
45
53,
43
48
48
49
47
36
4
36
22
54
_"
48
1123
TRACTOR -- MODEL NUMBER 917.273050
MOWER DECK
KEY pART
NO. NO.
1 156990
2 STD541413
3 72110506
4 7631J
5 138457
6 STD624008
7 130832
8 850857
9 BTD551137
10 140296
11
12
13
137380
129895
137553
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
29
30
137152
110485X
140329
106735X
19111016
105304X
123713X
137607
110452X
110509X
136320
19111216
STD551037
132823
157722
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
137266
153535
129963
72140610
72110616
72110609
137166
156085
DESCRIPTION
MowerDeckWetdment50
Nut, Ctownlock 5/16-16
Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18x3/4
Runner, MowerLH
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer,Spring
Arm Suspension, Rear
Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Patched
Washer, Lock HW 3/8 Unplated
Washer, Hard Blade Mower
Vented
Blade (3 Required)
Bearing, Bal_ #6204 (Mandrel)
Shaft Asm.,W/Lower Brg
(Includes Key No. 12)
Housing, Mandrel50"Vent
Beering,BalIMandre_
Stripper, MowerVented
Rod, Hinge
Washer 11/32x5/8x16Ga.
Cap, Sleeve
Spring, Torsion Deflector
Bracket, Deflector
Nut, Push
Sh{eld, Def_ectorMewer
Runner,RH
Washer 11/32x3/4x16Ga.
Washer 13/32 x 13/t6 x 16 Ge.
Spacer, Spring Step Idler
Screw Thdrol RolUngWasher
Head
Nut, FIgTop Lock Cntr 9/16
Pulley, Mandrel
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
Bolt, Carriage 3/6-16 x1-1/4
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16x2
Bolt, Carriage 3/6-t6xl
Gr. 5
Stiffener, Arm Idler
Keeper, Beltldler
KEY PARr
NO. NO.
39 131494
40 136572
42 STD5.33107
43 136460
44 122.052.X
45 STD541437
46 74760628
47 137200
48 137729
49 136574
50 137272
51 137273
52 139245
53 137789
54 139573
55 144959
56 138687
57 136577
58 133957
59 137644
60 139031
61 136573
62 133943
63 72110612
64 19121414
65 151831
66 156009
67 73930600
99 72110614
DESCRIP13ON
Pulley, Idler F_at
Pulley, Driven
Bo_t,Carriage 5116-18 Unc x 3,
Arm, Idler Secondary
Spacer, Retainer
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc
Bolt, Fin Hex 318-16 Uric x 1-3_
Cover, Mandrel RH
Screw, Thd Rell 1/4-20 x 5/8
Cover, Mandrel LH
Arm, Idler Primary
Spring, Secondary
Pulley, _dler V Groove
Shield, Idler
V-BeLt,Mower Primary
V-Belt, Mower Secondary
Spring, Primary
Bar Asm., Wheel Gauge
Wheel, Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder
Pin, Clevis
Bracket, Wheel Gauge
Washer Hardened
Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2
Washer 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga
Pulley Idler FlatMower
Keeper, Belt Idler 44/50"
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
Gr. 5
Washer, Felt
102 153390
Mandrel Assembly (Includes K_
-143651
Nos. 8-10, 12-15, 31 and 33)
Deck Assembly - Service (Std.
- - 158330
Deck - Order Separately All No=
Rollerand Gauge Wheel
Components)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.
inches 1 inch = 25/4 mm
49
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MODEL NUMBER
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TRANSAXLE
7
74
70
73
72
41
25
24
5O
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-- MODEL NUMBER
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TRANSAXLE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
4197R
12000034
4199R
4216R
4215R
4217R
6256H
74020652
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
7392M
137261
4985R
6266H
4212R
137125
6276H
633A63
8118M
8740H1
122238X
4218R
6252H1
7810H
6262H
7393R
992R1
139111
4986R
122254X
6269H
5855H
139538
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
6277H
42"25R
7396H
4198R
4200R
7395H
160789
139536
40
41
45
46
49
50
51
13320400
17580520
6271H
13060200
4895H
4222R
1529R
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Axle Shaft
Retaining Ring
FinalDrive Gear
Differential Geer
Differential Pinion
Differential Carrier
Axle Thrust Washer
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4
(l"ThreadLength)
Steel Ball
Spring Shift Fork Detent
Shift Fork, High-LowRange
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Pinion
Shaft, Brake
Snap Ring, Crescent Type
High-Low Range Gears
Needle Bearing
Sinteredlron Bearing
Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low Range
Differential Pinion Spacer
Differential Pinion Bushing
Gripco Centerlock Nut 3/8-24
Shift Fork, R.H.
Oil Seal
Sintered Iron Bearing
Shift Fork Shaft
Shift Fork, L.H.
Shift Shaft, High-Low Range
Oil Seal
Pressure Relief Valve
Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft
andBearings, R.H. (includes Key
No.Os 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63, 77
and 82)
Dowel Pin
Needle Beefing
Thrust Bearing Race
4th Reduction Gear Shaft
4th Reduction Gear Spacer
Thrust Bearing Race
Gate, Lower, Shift
Gearcase and Bearings, L.H.
(Includes Key Numbers 18, 25,
49, 50 (2), 51 and 52)
PipePlug 1/2-14N.P.T.
Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4
Oil Seal
Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.P.T.
Needle Beerlng
Needle Bearing
Needle Bearing
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
8119M
4220R
4209R
4213R
4442R
4195R
4214R
4194R
7528R
4208R
4207R
7398H
4203R
DESCRIPTION
Needle Bearing
Thrust Bearing Race
3rd Reduction Pinion, Low
4th Reduction Gear
3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer
2nd Reduction Gear Shaft
Final Drive Pinion
1st Reduction Gear Shaft
1st Reduction Shaft Spacer
3rd Reduction Pinion High
2nd Reduction Gear
Needle Bearing
Low Speed Gear and 2nd
Reduction Pinion Cluster
Reverse Gear
65 4204R
Key, Hi-Pro 1/8 x 17/32
66 2898J
Klip Ring
67 12000033
Intermediate Speed Gear
68 4205R
High Speed Gear
69 4206R
70 1370H
Thrust Bearing Race
71 633A69
Intermediate and High Speed
Cluster Pinions
72 139120
Input Shaft
73 4201R
Low Speed Pinion
74 12000008
E-Ring
Reverse Idler Gear
75 1153R
77 6803J
Needle Bearing
79 1167R
SealingWasher
Nut, Hex, Jam 7/16-20"
80 73360700
Oil Seal
81 6270H
Reverse Idler Shaft
82 136984
Gearshift Lever, Bent
84 5384,.I
Gearshift Cap
85 2978J
Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin
86 633A85
87 8739H1
Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed
88 4924H
Spring
Washer 15/32 x 15/16x 16
89 19151516
Gauge
Shift Mechanism Seal
90 110542X
Washer 9/16 x 15/16 x 12 Ga
91 19181511
Gearshift Gate and
92 75J
Reinforcement
Shift Ball Cover Gasket
93 6274H
Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4
94 76020412
Screw, Hex, Washer, HD.
96 159783
Gearshift Lever Assembly
97 633A109
Transaxle, 6 Speed,
98 161823
Complete Assembly
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
51
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MODEL NUMBER
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65551
STARTING
SYSTEM
I
ENGINE
CONTROLS
I
5
I
2
12
S
7-Q
23_'
_
OIL PAN / LUBRICATIONJ
O--2
_3
2
17
52
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL
STARTING
-- MODEL NUMBER
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NUMBER CV2OS, TYPE NUMBER 65551
OIL PAN/LUBRICATION
SYSTEM
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1 M-0839070
2 24-096-05
3 M-0839080
4 12-468-01
5 25-098-05
6 12-221-0t
7 12-227-13
8 12-211_1
9 12-755-54
10 12-227-06
11 12-170-05
Screw, hex. flange M8xl,25x70
Cover, pinion
Screw, hex. flange MBx1.25xB0
Washer, plain 11/32" (3)
Starter, (Includes 6-11)
Kit, brush
Cap
Bolt, thru (2)
Kit, drive
Cap, drive end
Armature
KEYPART
NO. NO.
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEYPART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
SM_o42025
24-090 14
M-0641060
24-089-01
25-158-08
24-079-04
25-158-11
M-0547050
24-089-03
24-126-56
M-0645016
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x25
Lever, governor
Nut, hex. flange M6xl.0
Spring, linkage
Bushing,linkage retaining
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
Nut, hex. lock MSx0.8
Spring, throttle
Bracket, control
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x16
12
13
12-237-01
M-0545016
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
24-090-07
24-468-01
24-089-18
M-0446030
24-090-13
M-0545020
24-089<38
24-090-05
41--468-03
M-0403025
24-079-05
DESCRIP'RON
M-0645025
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x2_
2
3
M-O631005
24-199-07
4
5
6
7
24-393-08
24-123-05
24-162-26
24-043-12
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-380-01
52-448-02
12-144-O2
24-153-08
X-75-32
24-136-01
52-050-02
52-032-08
24-086-17
24-086-16
Washer, plain 6 mm (2)
Pan, oil assembly
(Includes 1,2, & 4-10)
Oil pump assembly (Includes
Tube, oil pickup
Screen, oil
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(Includes 8)
Pin, governor regulating
Tab, locking
Shaft, governor gear
O-Ring
Plug, flex. ctsk. 3/8"
Nipple, oil filter
Filter, oil
Seal, oil (PTO end)
Screw, hex. flange M8x1.25x,_
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.25xz
(2)
(9)
18 X°75-10
(4)
Clamp, cable (2)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
(3)
Lever, thorttle actuator
Washer, plain 5.5 mm (3)
Spring, governor
Nut, hex M4x6.7
Lever, throttle control
Screw, hex. flange M5xO.Bx20
Spring, throttle llmiter
Lever, choke
Washer, spring 114"
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25
Linkage, choke
53
Plug, sq. hd. solid3/8" N.P.T.
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MODEL NUMBER
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV20S, TYPE NUMBER 65551
IGNITIONIELECTRICAL
l
SLOWER
HOUSING
AND SAFFLESJ
12-_+_
j
%--4
_2
_}---3
ill
8
14
/"
Is
AIR INTAKE J
3
8
14
9
\
11
16
IS
\
13
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KOHLERENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV2OS,TYPENUMBER65551
IGNITION/CHARGING
BLOWER HOUSING & BAFFLES
KEYPART
NO. NO.
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
54-755-15
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
M-0403025
;(-25-92
24-112-04
25-086-47
24-157-03
12-086-14
12-468-03
X-42-15
24-025-04
25-403-63
X-25-92
24-086-18
286602
54-755-09
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
12-132-06
M-0548025
235173
48-154-02
X-25-63
24-584-01
M-0545020
DESCRIPTION
Kit, grass screen
(Includes 2-4,and 24 113 18)
Screw, hex. cap M4x0.7x25 (4)
Washer, plain 5/16" (4)
Spacer, grass screen (4)
Bolt, shoulder (4)
Fan
Screw, hex. flange M10x1.5x46
Washer, plain 3/8".
Key
Flywheel
Rectifier-regulator
Washer, plain 3!16" {2)
Screw, phillips hd. 11-16x7/8 (2)
Connector (3 contact)
Kit, 15 amp starer
(Includes 24 126 71)
Spark Plug (2)
Screw, hex. cap M5x0.8x25 (2)
Clip, cable
Clip, cable
Washer, plain 1/4"
Module, ignition(2)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20
DESCRIPTION
1
54-027-95
2
3
24-100-02
M-0545020
4
M-0545016
5
6
M-0551016
M-0645016
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x16
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
24-146-02
24-146-08
24-063-20
24-063-14
24-063-30
24-063-23
M-0545010
Plate, backing - # 2 side
Plate, backing - # 1 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 2 side
Baffle, valley - #2 side
Baffle, cylinder barrel-# 1 side
Baffle, valley - #1 side
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0
Housing, blower
(Incl. M-0545010 & 24 063 36)
Nut, plastic (2)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x20
(2)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
(5)
(2)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-. 24-063-36
Baffle,blowerhousing
- - M-0545010 Screw,hex flange M5x0.8xt9
(2)
- - N/A
Cover,control
- - 24-086-06
Screw,phillipshd.11-t 6x3/4"(2)
(4)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 24 126-71
Bracket, stator wire
X-22-11
Washer, lock 1/4"
- 24-176-12
Harness, wiring
Lead, black (rect.-reg. 4"- 18
gauge
- - 25-518-28
insulated grip barrel eyelets)
- - 24-113-18
Decal, grass screen
- - 12-454-01
Tie,wire
AIR INTAKE/FILTRATION
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
2
24-164-06
M-0651055
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
24-041-01
24-041-14
24-094-13
24-041-13
24-109-05
24_83-05
24-083-03
230046
24-096-01
12-100-01
24-096-65
54-755-01
15
16
24-153-15
25-341-03
DESCRIPTION
Manifold, intake
Screw, hex. 11angeM6x1.0x55
(4)
55
Gasket, Intake manifold (2)
Gasket, air cleaner base
Base, air cleaner
Gasket, fuel spitback cup
Cup, fuel spitback
Precleaner, element
Element, air cleaner
Seal, breather
Cover, inner air cleaner
Wing Nut
Cover, air cleaner
Kit, knob with seal
(Includes 15 & 16)
O-Ring
Knob, cover
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CYLINDER
HEAD,
VALVE
AND BREATHER
I
I D13
[_jls
,\
\2
7-
25 _.423 22
2 _
_
27
30
_
--
28
I
29
CRANCASEJ
V
V
-7
v
iS--
O--12
g--4
!
v
A
V
14--=_
0--8
56
2s
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HEADNALVE/BREATHER
CRANKCASE
KEYPART
NO, NO.
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
24-033-03
2
3
4
24-041-23
24-096-15
M-0645020
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
X-75-23
12-351-02
24-755-66
24411-05
24-041-08
24_318-12
25-186-01
24-599-01
M-0640034
14
12-088-16
15
24-755-74
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
24-153-16
24-086-32
24-445-01
24-016-01
24-016-02
24-017-01
24-017-02
24-032-05
235011
24-089-02
12-173-01
12-755-03
24-318-11
24-755-76
28
29
25-313-02
24-755-57
30
M-0545016
31
32
24-445-02
24-126-44
33
34
35
36
37
24-112-12
24-294-06
24-326-13
24-326-14
X-426-9
20
DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gasket
(includes 2,3)
Gasket, breather
Cover, breather
Screw, hex. flange M6xl.0x20
(4)
Plug, allen hd. 1/8"
Lifter, valve (4)
Kit, valve train (Includes 8,11,12)
Rod, push (4)
Gasket, cytinder head (2)
Head assembly, #2 cylinder
Arm, rocker (4)
Pivot, rocker arm (4)
Screw, hex. flange M6x1.0x34
(4)
Screw, hex. flange M10xt .5x90
(8)
Kit, valve cover - plain
(Includes 16,17)
O-Ring
Screw, shoulder (4)
Strap, lifting
Valve, exhaust (Std.) (2)
Valve, exhaust (.25) (2)
Valve, intake (Std.) (2)
Valve, intake (.25) (2)
Seal, valve stem (2)
Retainer, spring(4)
Spring, valve (4)
Cap, valve spring (4)
Kit, retainer (4)
Head assembly,#1 cylinder
Kit, valve cover - breather
(lncl. 16,17,28)
Grommet, rubber
Kit, breather separator
(Includes 28,30-33)
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8x16
(2)
Strap, breather
Bracket, breather separator
1
2
24-032-01
3
4
5
24-294-13
12-380-17
24_67-13
24-067-14
24-874-01
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
24-874-02
24-674-03
24-108-01
24-108-02
24-108-03
24-018-01
12-422-09
12-422-13
12-422-07
12-422-08
12-422-10
12o422-11
12o422-12
24-010-03
24-089-21
52-139-09
M-0545010
14 24-018-04
15 24-402-05
16 12-153-01
17 24-126-19
18 12-123-04
19 M-0545016
20 12-15302
21 24-038-04
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Spacer
Fitting
Hose, breather
Hose, breather
Clamp, hose (2)
57
24-755-46
12-153-03
12_80-04
M-0631005
12-032-01
X-25-102
24-144-01
DESCRIPTION
Seal, oil front
Crankcase
(USE: Miniblock24 782 05)
Fitting
Pin, dowel locating (6)
Connecting Rod (Std.) (2)
Connecting Rod (.25) (2)
Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2)
(Includes 7,8)
Piston w/Ring Set (.25) (2)
Piston w(Ring Set (.50) (2)
Ring Set (Std.) (2)
Ring Set (.25) (2)
Ring Set (.50) (2)
Retainer, piston pin (4)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camsh_'_ (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
Camshaft (Includes 11)
Spring, actuating (ACR)
Plug, cup
Screw, hex. flange M5x0.8xl0
(2)
Retainer, reed (2)
Reed, breather (2)
O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
Bracket, oil fill tube
Tube, oil fill
Screw, hex. flange M5x018x16
O-Ring, upper oilfill tube
Dipstick assembly (Includes
22,23)
Kit, oil fill cap (thc_udes23)
O-Ring, dipstick
Pin, hitch
Washer, plain 6 mm
Seal, governor cross shaft
Washer, plain 1/4"
Shaft, governor cross
TRACTOR
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CRANKSHAFT
EXHAUSTJ
I
--1
FUEL SYSTEM]
2
\
/
/
1
2
11
\
5
\
/g
7
i
8
58
9
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CRANKSHAFT
KEYPART
NO. NO.
1
2
24-014-72
52-139-09
FUEL SYSTEM
DESCRIP_ON
KEYPART
NO. NO.
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
1
24-853-25
2
3
24-041-15
- -
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
24-041-14
M-0629095
M.0641060
47-154-01
24-353-03
X-426-9
24-086-12
24-393434
24-100-01
25-353.03
24-050.02
EXHAUST
KEYPART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
1 244341-02
Gasket, exhaust (`2)
2 25.072-04
Stud, M8x1.28x33 (4)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
- - 24-522-16
Short Block
- - 24-782-05
Miniblock
- - 24-755-03
Gasket Set
DESCRIPTION
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 2-4)
Gasket, carburetor
Carburetor assembly
(For information only not
available separately)
(Includes 24 757 18, 24-053-25,
24-757-'_9, 24-757-20, 24-75722)
Gasket, air cleaner base
Stud, M6xl.0x95 (2)
Nut, hex. fiange M6x1.0 (2)
Clip, cable
Line, fuel 10-5/8" (2)
Clamp, hose (6)
Screw, hex. ca_. M6xl.7x18 (2)
Pump, fuel - pulse
Nut, plastic (2)
Line, fuel 13-1/2"
Fitter,fuel
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-- 24-757-18
Kit, overhaul w/gaskets
- - 24-757-19
Kit, choke repair w/gaskets
- --
59
24-757-20
24-757-22
Kit, gasket
Kit, solenoid replacement w/
gaskets
60
61
62
SUGGESTED
J
GUIDE FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
"*
SIGHTING
GUIDE
_1 _
i_| _
i_| 0
Operate your Tractor up and down the face of slopes (not ]
greater than 15°), never across the face. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
:,!!1
caution when changing direction on slopes.
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For in-home major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-MY-HOME
s" (1-800-469-4663)
Para pedir servicio de reparacibn
1-800-676-5811
a domicilio
In Canada for all your service and parts needs call
Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pieces
1-800-665-4455
For the repair or replacement parts you need:
Call 6 am - 11 pm CST, 7 days a week
PartsDirect
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio
1-800-659-7084
For the location of a Sears Parts and Repair Center
in your area:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance
Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement:
Call 9 am - 5 pro, Monday - Saturday
1-800-827-6655
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