Craftsman 917.273241 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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LAWN TRACTOR
25.0 HP, 48" Mower
Electric Start
Automatic Transmission
Model No.
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IL 60179
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Warranty ................................................
2
Safety Rules ..........................................
3
Product Specifications .......................... 5
Assembly/P re-Operation ....................... 7
Operation ...............................................
9
Maintenance Schedule ........................ 15
Maintenance ........................................
15
Service and Adjustments ..................... 19
Storage ................................................
27
Troubleshooting ................................... 28
Repair Parts .........................................
32
Sears Service ........................ Back Cover
LIMITED WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this Craftsman Riding Equipment is
maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the instructions in the owner's manual,
Sears will repair or replace free of charge any parts that are found to be defective in
material or workmanship according to the guidelines of coverage listed below. Sears will
also provide free labor for these applicable warranted parts for the two full years. During
the first 30 days of purchase, there will be no charges to service the product at your
home for issues covered by this warranty. (See exclusions below). For your convenience, IN HOME warranty service will still be available after the first 30 days of purchase, but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This warranty applies only while this product is within
the United States.
This Warranty does not cover:
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use, including but not limited to
blades, spark plugs, air cleaners, belts, and oil filters.
• Standard Maintenance Servicing, oil changes, or tune-ups
• Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails,
thorns, stumps, or glass.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, including but not limited to, damage
caused by towing objects beyond the capability of the riding equipment, impacting
objects that bend the frame or crankshaft, or over-speeding the engine.
• Repairs necessary because of operator negligence, including but not limited to, electrical and mechanical damage caused by improper storage, failure to use the proper
grade and amount of engine oil, failure to keep the deck clear of flammable debris,
or failure to maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the
owner's manual.
• Engine (fuel system) cleaning or repairs caused by fuel determined to be contaminated or oxidized (stale). In general, fuel should be used within 30 days of its purchase date.
• Normal deterioration and wear of the exterior finishes, or product label replacement.
• Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON BATTERY
For ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery
will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. During the first 30
days of purchase, there will be no charges to replace the battery at your HOME. After
the first 30 days, for your convenience, IN-HOME warranty service will still be available but a trip charge will apply. This charge will be waived if the Craftsman product is
dropped off at an authorized Sears location. For the nearest authorized Sears location,
please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
This battery warranty applies only while this product is within the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,Dept.817WA,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious
injury or death.
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do
not operate the mower without either
the entire grass catcher or the guard in
place.
• Slow down before turning.
• Never 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 roadways.
• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or
truck.
• Data indicates that operators, age 60
years and above, are involved in a large
percentage of riding mower-related injuries. These operators should evaluate
their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and
others from serious injury.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves or
other debris build-up which can touch
hot exhaust / engine parts and burn. Do
not allow the mower deck to plow leaves
or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel
spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before
storage.
_WARNING:
In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs,
always disconnect spark plug wire and
place wire where it cannot contact spark
plug.
• I,WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in
neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.
_WARNING:
Tow only the attachments
that are recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer of your
tractor. Use common sense when towing.
Operate only at the lowest possible speed
when on a slope. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can
lose traction with the ground and cause
you to lose control of your tractor.
_WARNING:
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_WARNING:
Battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
I. GENERAL
OPERATION
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine
before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are
familiar with the instructions, to operate
the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks,
toys, wire, etc., which could be picked
up and thrown by the blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
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.
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DO:
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Never allow children to operate the
machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind
corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
• Mow up and down slopes, not across.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
• Use extra care with grass catchers or
other attachments. These can change
the stability of the machine.
• Keep all movement on the slopes slow
and gradual Do not make sudden
changes in speed or direction.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
DO NOT:
IV. SERVICE
• Use extra care in handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and
vapors are explosive.
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel
with the engine running. Allow
engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel
container inside where there is an
open flame, such as a water heater.
• Never run a machine inside a closed
area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade
attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices.
Check their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel
spillage. Allow machine to cool before
storing.
• Stop and inspect the equipment if you
strike an object. Repair, if necessary,
before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with
the engine running.
• Grass catcher components are subject
to wear, damage, and deterioration,
which could expose moving parts or
allow objects to be thrown. Frequently
check components and replace with
manufacturer's recommended parts,
when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut.
Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and
use extra caution when servicing them.
• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches,
or embankments. The mower could
suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge
caves in.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced
traction could cause sliding.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by
putting your foot on the ground.
• Do not use grass catcher on steep
slopes.
III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of children.
Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and when backing, look behind
and down for small children.
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• Be sure the area is clear of other people
before mowing. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Never carry passengers or children
even with the blades off.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and
behind before and while backing.
• Never carry children. They may fall off
and be seriously injured or interfere with
safe machine operation.
• Keep children out of the mowing area
and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• 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 machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear
so that you will not have to stop or shift
while on the slope.
• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If
tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the
slope.
• If machine stops while going uphill,
disengage blades, shift into reverse and
back down slowly.
• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary,
and then, turn slowly and gradually
downhill, if possible.
PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase
of a new tractor. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to give
you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you
cannot easily remedy, please contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or
repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The
instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your tractor properly. Always
observe the "SAFETY RULES".
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline
Capacity
and Type:
4 Gallons
Unleaded
Regular
Oil Type
API-SF-SJ):
SAE 10W30
(above 32°F)
SAE 5W-30
(below 32°F)
Oil Capacity:
W/Filter:
4.0 Pints
W/O Filter: 3.5 Pints
Spark Plug:
(Gap: .030")
Champion
Ground Speed
(MPH):
Forward:
Reverse:
0 - 5.5
0 - 2.4
Tire Pressure:
Front:
Rear:
14 PSI
10 PSI
Charging
System:
Battery:
Blade BoltTorque:
RC12YC
CUSTOMER
• Read and observe the safety rules.
• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.
• Follow the instructions under"Maintenance" and "Storage" sections of this
owner's manual.
15 Amps @ 3600 RPM
Amp/Hr:
Min. CCA:
Case size:
RESPONSIBILITIES
35
280
U1R
45-55 Ft. Lbs.
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_WARNING:
This tractor is equipped
with an internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or
grass-covered land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state
laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it
should be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
In the state of California the above is
required by law (Section 4442 of the
California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through
your nearest Sears service center (See
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
REPAIR PROTECTION
AGREEMENTS
Congratulations on making a smart purchase.Your new Craftsman_ product is
designed and manufactured for years of
dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require repair from time to time. That's
when having a Repair Protection Agreement
can save you money and aggravation.
Purchase a Repair Protection Agreement
now and protect yourself from unexpected
hassle and expense.
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INSTALLATION
SERVICE
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Keys
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(2) Keys
Video
For Future Use
Cassette
Slope Sheet
O
Mower
Leveling Wrench
Bubble Level
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Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory
you begin
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).
Review the video cassette before
Adjustment
TO REMOVE TRACTOR
FROM
CARTON
UNPACK CARTON
1. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and
lay side panels flat.
2. Remove packing materials.
3. Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grille.
IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any
staplesin skid that may puncture tires
where tractor is to roll off skid.
Knob _
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your
tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate
instruction
below to remove the tractor
from the skid.
TO ROLLTRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
1. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
2. Release parking brake by depressing
brake pedal.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged" position (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Roll tractor forward off skid.
CHECK BATTERY
1. Lift hood to raised position.
NOTE: If this battery is put into service
after month and year indicated on label
(label located between terminals) charge
battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10
amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance
section of this manual for charging instructions).
Label
ADJUST SEAT
1. Raise seat and loosen adjustment
knob.
2. Lower seat into operating position and
sit in seat.
3. Slide seat until a comfortable position
is reached which allows you to press
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.
4. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
5. Raise seat and tighten adjustment
knob securely.
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TO DRIVE TRACTOR
OFF SKID (See
Operation
section for location and
function of controls)
_WARNING:
Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the
Operation section of this manual. Be sure
tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure
the area in front of tractor is clear of other
people and objects.
1. Be sure all the above assembly steps
have been completed.
2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position. (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal and set the parking
brake.
5. Press lift lever plunger and raise
attachment lift lever to its highest position.
6. Start the engine.After engine has
started,move throttle controlto idle
position.
7. Releaseparkingbrake.
8. Slowlydepress forwarddrive pedal and
drivetractor off skid.
9. Applybraketo stop tractorand set
parkingbrake.
10.Turnignition key to "STOP"position.
Continuewith the instructionsthat follow.
CHECKTIRE PRESSURE
JCHECKLIST
Before you operate 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).
•/ 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.
•/ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in '"transmission engaged" position (see "To Transport" in the Operation section of this manual).
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.
•/ It is important to purge the transmission
before operating your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section of
this manual).
The tires on your tractor were overinflated
at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best
cutting performance.
• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section
of this manual.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO
LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION
OF ALL BELTS
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts
in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual. Verify that the belts are
routed correctly.
CHECK BRAKESYSTEM
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.
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These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product.
Learn and understand their meaning.
R
N
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
OVER TEMP
LIGHT
FUEL
H
L
NIGH
LOW
ENGINE ON
OIL PRESSURE
I'.,I
CHOKE
ENGINE START
BATTERY
FAST
PARKING
REVERSE
BRAKE
FORWARD
SLOW
PARKING BRAKE
LOCKED
MOWER
HEIGHT
IGNITION
PARKING BRAKE
UNLOCKED
MOWER
LIFT
@@@@@
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
&
&
&
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
Models only)
&
injury or
death. The safety alert symbol
is used to identify safety information about hazards which can
result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
SLOPE HAZARDS
RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in damage
to the tractor and/or engine.
Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY
,_,,
""=""
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,
could result in death, serious injury and/or
property damage.
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KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY
YOUR TRACTOR
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.
Hourmeter
Ammeter
Ignition
Switch
Li
Switch Position
Attachment Clutch Switch
Drive Pedal
Lift Lever Plunger
Attachment Lift Lever
Throttle Control
Reverse Drive Pedal
Brake
o Height
Adjustment
Choke Control
g Brake
F_ewheel
"-Cruise
Control Lever
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Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the
American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used
to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the
headlights on and off.
THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control
engine speed.
CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting
a cold engine.
BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the
tractor and starting the engine.
FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing
the tractor with the engine off.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to
raise, lower and adjust the mower deck or
other attachments mounted to your tractor.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release
attachment 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
into the brake position.
FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL - Used for
forward movement of tractor.
REVERSE DRIVE PEDAL - Used for
reverse movement of tractor.
CRUISE CONTROL LEVER - Used to set
forward movement of tractor at desired
speed without holding the forward drive
pedal.
HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation.
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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 standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety
mask worn over spectacles.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
tractor is standing idle with the engine
TO SET PARKING BRAKE
running, hot engine exhaust gases may
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
cause
"browning" of grass. To eliminate
presence sensing switch. When engine
this
possibility,
always stop engine when
is running, any attempt by the operator
stopping
tractor
on grass areas.
to leave the seat without first setting the
_CAUTION.
Always stop tractor comparking brake will shut off the engine.
pletely, as described above, before leaving
1. Depress brake pedal all the way down
the operator's position.
and hold.
THROTTLE CONTROL
2. Pull parking brake lever up and release
pressure from brake pedal. Pedal
Always operate engine at full throttle.
should remain in brake position. Make
• Operating engine at less than full
sure parking brake will hold tractor
throttle reduces the battery charging
rate.
secure.
Attachment Clutch Switch
• Full throttle offers the best bagging and
Push-In to Pull Out To"Engage"
mower performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL
Reverse
Ignition Forward
Use choke control whenever you are startDrive Pedal
Choke
Drive
ing a cold engine. Do not use to start a
Control,
warm engine.
Throttle
• To engage choke control, pull knob out.
Slowly push knob in to disengage.
3ruise
Control
Lever
Position
Bra
"Disengaged"
"Drive" Position Position
TO MOVE
BLADES
Brake
"Engaged"
Position
-
• To stop mower blades, push attachment
clutch switch in to disengaged position.
GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress brake
pedal all the way down.
IMPORTANT: Forward and reverse drive
pedals return to neutral position when not
depressed.
ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control
between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to
"backfire".
• Turn ignition key to "STOP" position and
remove key. Always remove key when
leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized
use.
• Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in
any position other than "STOP" will cause
the battery to discharge and go dead.
AND
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the forward and reverse drive
pedals.
1. Start tractor and release parking brake.
2. Slowly depress forward or reverse
drive pedal to begin movement.
Ground speed increases the further
down the pedal is depressed.
TO USE CRUISE CONTROL
The cruise control feature can be used for
forward travel only.
SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
The cruise control should only be used
while mowing or transporting on relatively
smooth, straight surfaces. Other conditions
such as trimming at slow speeds may
cause the cruise control to disengage. Do
not use the cruise control on slopes, rough
terrian or while trimmimg or turning.
1. With forward drive pedal depressed to
desired speed, move cruise control lever forward to "SET" position and hold
while lifting your foot off the pedal, then
release the cruise control lever.
To disengage the cruise control, pull the
lever backward to "OFF" position, or fully
depress the brake pedal.
STOPPING
MOWER
FORWARD
BACKWARD
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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
The position of the attachment lift lever
determines the cutting height.
• Grasp lift lever.
• Press plunger with thumb and move
lever to desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with
the engine not running.
These heights are approximate and may
vary depending upon soil conditions,
height of grass and types of grass being
mowed.
• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool
season and to over 3 inches during hot
months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate
growth.
• For best cutting performance, grass over
6 inches in height should be mowed
twice. Make the first cut relatively high;
the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted
when they are slightly off the ground when
mower is at the desired cutting height in
operating position. Gauge wheels then
keep the deck in proper position to help
prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
NOTE: Be sure tractor is on a flat level
surface.
1. Lower mower and adjust mower to
desired cutting height.
2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin
which secure each gauge wheel bar.
3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise
gauge wheels slightly to align holes
in bracket and gauge wheel bar and
insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should
be slightly off the ground.
4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin.
5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the
same setting.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge
wheels if you change the cutting height
of the mower deck.
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2. Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES disengage attachment clutch control.
_CAUTION:
Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield in place.
Attachment Clutch
Switch Pull Out To
/_---- Low
Position
Deflector
Shield
Push In To
"Disengage"_
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
_WARNING:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and do
not drive across any slope. Use the slope
guide at the back of this manual.
• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on
hills.
• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push
brake pedal quickly to brake position
and engage parking brake.
• To restart movement, slowly release
parking brake and brake pedal.
• Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal
to slowest setting.
• Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
When pushing or towing your tractor, be
sure to disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in freewheeling position.
Freewheel control is located at the rear
drawbar of tractor.
1. Raise attachment lift to highest position
with attachment lift control.
2. Pull freewheel control out and down
into the slot and release so it is held in
the disengaged position.
• Do not push or tow tractor at more than
two (2) MPH.
• To re-engage transmission, reverse
above procedure.
Transmission Engaged
Retainer Spring
Clevis
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. Any attempt
by the operator to leave the seat with the
engine running and the attachment clutch
engaged will shut off the engine.
1. Select desired height of cut.
Attachment Lift Lever
High Position
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Transmission
Disengaged
NOTE: To protect hood from damage
when transporting your tractor on a truck
or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and
secured to tractor. Use an appropriate
means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord,
etc.).
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system
should be emptied before storage of 30
days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel
next season. See Storage Instructions for
additional information.
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE
When starting the engine for the first time
or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will
take extra cranking time to move fuel from
the tank to the engine.
1. Be sure freewheel control is in the
transmission engaged position.
2. Sit on seat in operating position,
depress brake pedal and set parking
brake.
3. Move attachment clutch to disengaged
position.
4. Move throttle control to fast position
5. Pull choke control out for a cold 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.
6. 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.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50 ° F and
above)
7. 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 STARTING (50 ° F and
below)
7. 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.
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications
of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use
common sense when towing. 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
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been
shipped, from the factory, already filled
with summer weight oil.
1. Check engine oil with tractor on level
ground.
2. Unthread and remove oil fill cap/
dipstick; wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill
cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap
onto the tube. Remove and read oil
level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL'
mark on dipstick is reached. Do not
overfill.
• For cold weather operation you should
change oil for easier starting (See the
oil viscosity chart in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
• To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
• Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck.
Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will
increase carbon and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil
with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to
assure fuel freshness.
A¢_CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: When operating in temperatures below 32°F(0°C), use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good
cold weather starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage.
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•
If the enginestarts to run roughly,pull
the chokecontrolout slightly for a few
secondsand then continueto pushthe
controlin slowly.This may requirean
enginewarm-up periodfrom several
secondsto several minutes,depending
on the temperature.
AUTOMATICTRANSMISSIONWARM UP
Beforedrivingthe unit in cold weather,
the transmissionshould be warmed up as
follows:
1. Be sure the tractor is on levelground.
2. Releasethe parkingbrakeand let the
brakeslowlyreturnto operatingposition.
3. Allow one minutefor transmissionto
warm up.This can be done duringthe
enginewarm up period.
• The attachmentscan be usedduringthe
enginewarm-upperiodafterthe transmissionhas beenwarmed up and may
requirethe chokecontrolbe pulledout
slightly.
NOTE:If at a highaltitude(above3000
feet)or in coldtemperatures(below32 F)
the carburetorfuelmixturemayneedto be
adjustedforbestengineperformance.(See
"TOADJUSTCARBURETOR"in the Service
and Adjustmentssectionofthis manual).
PURGE TRANSMISSION
_CAUTION: Neverengageor disengage
freewheelleverwhile the engineis running.
Toensure proper operationand performance,it is recommendedthat the
transmissionbe purged beforeoperating
tractor for the first time.This procedurewill
removeany trapped air inside the transmissionwhich may havedevelopedduring
shipping of yourtractor.
IMPORTANT: Shouldyour transmission
require removalfor service or replacement,it should be purgedafter reinstallation beforeoperatingthe tractor.
1. Placetractor safelyon level surface
with engineoff and parkingbrakeset.
2. Disengagetransmissionby placing
freewheelcontrol in disengagedposition (See "TOTRANSPORT"in this
sectionof manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat,start engine.
After the engineis running,move
throttle control to slow position. Disengage parking brake.
4. Depressforwarddrive pedalto full
forwardpositionand hold for five (5)
secondsand releasepedal. Depress
reversedrive pedal to full reverseposition and hold for five (5) secondsand
releasepedal. Repeatthis procedure
three (3) times.
NOTE: Duringthis step there will be no
movementof drive wheels.The air is being
removedfrom hydraulicdrivesystem.
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5. Shut off engine and set parkingbrake.
6. Engagetransmissionby placing
freewheelcontrol in "transmission
engaged"position (See"TOTRANSPORT' in this sectionof manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine.
After the engine is running, move
throttle controlto half (1/2) speed.
Disengageparking brake.
8. Drive tractorforwardfor approximately
five feetthen backwardsfor five feet.
Repeat this driving procedurethree
times.
Yourtransmissionis now purgedand
readyfor normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
• Mowershould be properly leveledfor
best mowing performance. See "TO
LEVELMOWERHOUSING"in the
Serviceand Adjustmentssectionof this
manual.
• The left hand side of mowershould be
usedfor trimming.
• Driveso that clippings are discharged
onto the areathat has already been
cut. Havethe cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will resultin a more
even distributionof clippingsand more
uniformcutting.
• When mowinglarge areas, start by
turning to the right so that clippings will
dischargeawayfrom shrubs,fences,
driveways,etc. After one or two rounds,
mow in the oppositedirectionmaking
left hand turns until finished.
• If grass is extremelytall, it should be
mowedtwice to reduce load and possible fire hazardfrom dried clippings.
Makefirst cut relativelyhigh;the second
to the desired height.
• Do not mow grass when it is wet.
Wet grass will plug mowerand leave
undesirableclumps. Allow grass to dry
beforemowing.
• Always operate engine at full throttle
when mowing to assurebetter mowing
performanceand proper dischargeof
material. Regulategroundspeed by
selectinga low enoughgear to give the
mowercutting performanceas well as
the quality of cut desired.
• When operatingattachments,select a
ground speed that will suit the terrain
and givebest performanceof the attachment being used.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
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Check
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Operator
Lubrication
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Check
Battery
R
Clean
Battery and Terminals
V-Belts
Check
Engine
v'
Cooling
Oil Level
Engine
Oil (with oil filter)
Engine
Oil (without
change
N
Clean
Air Filter
G
Clean
Air Screen
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Inspect
E
Replace
Muffler/Spark
oil filter)
Attester
Oil Filter (If equipped)
Engine
Cooling
Fins
Replace
Spark
Replace
Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace
Fuel Filter
Plug
1 = Change
more often when operating
in high ambient
temperatures.
2 = Service
more often when operating
GENERAL
i
Level
E
Clean
V
Chart
Check
Change
K
Blades
T
Check Transaxle
V'2
v'
under
a heavy
in dirty or dusty
load
3 - Replace
or
conditions.
RECOMMENDATIONS
more o_en
when
mowing
in sandy
CHART
(9 Spindle
Zerk
db Spindle
Zerk
Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
db Front
Wheel
Bearing
Zerk
(9
Zerks
section of this manual,
• At least once a year you should replace
the spark plug, clean or replace air filter,
and check blades and belts for wear.
soil.
with maintenance-free
battery.
bolt to 35 ft.dbs, maximum.
LUBRICATION
At least once a season, check to see if
you should make any of the adjustments
described
in the Service and Adjustments
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General Purpose Grease
@ Refer to Maintenance "ENGINE" Section
A new spark plug and clean air filter
assure proper air-fuel mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
EACH
blades
4 - Not required
if equipped
5 - Tighten front axle pivot
Do not overtighten.
The warranty on this tractor does not
cover items that have been subjected to
operator abuse or negligence.
To receive
full value from the warranty, operator
must maintain tractor as instructed
in this
manual.
Some adjustments
will need to be made
periodically
to properly maintain your
tractor.
BEFORE
,F_
and
Interlock Systems
Checkfor
Loose Fasteners
Mower
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Presence
Sharpen/Replace
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IMPORTANT: Do not oil or grease the
pivot points which have special nylon
bear-ings. 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.
USE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check engine oil level.
Check brake operation.
Check tire pressure.
Check operator presence and
interlock systems for proper operation.
5. Check for loose fasteners.
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TRACTOR
IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly,
center hole in blade must align with star
on mandrel assembly.
4. Install and tighten blade bolt securely
(45-55 Ft. Lbs. torque).
IMPORTANT:
Special blade bolt is 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
Mandrel
Assembly
Trailing
Edge_
• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect
control chemicals which can harm rubber.
• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp
objects and other hazards that may
cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant
may be purchased from your local parts
dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry
rot and corrosion.
OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM
ade
Blade Bolt
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(Special) "__
ce:e
TO SHARPEN
__
_ Star
BLADE
NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the
blade is balanced.
Care should be taken to keep the blade
balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause
excessive vibration and eventual damage
to mower and engine.
• The blade can be sharpened with a file
or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt
to sharpen while on the mower.
• To check blade balance, you will need a
5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone
balancer. (When using a cone balancer,
follow the instructions supplied with
balancer.)
NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing
blade. The lobes of the center hole may
appear to be centered, but are not.
• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion
of the steel bolt or pin and hold the
bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If
blade is balanced, it should remain in a
horizontal position. If either end of the
blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the blade is balanced.
Be sure that operator presence and
interlock systems are working properly. If
your tractor does not function as described
below, repair the problem immediately.
• The engine should not start unless
the brake pedal is fully depressed and
attachment clutch control is in the disengaged position.
• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake
should shut off the engine.
• When the engine is running and the
attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
should shut off the engine.
• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be
kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged
blades.
BLADE REMOVAL
Center Hole
Blade
5/8" Bolt
or Pin
BATTERY
1. Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves
and/or wrap blade with heavy cloth.
2. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
3. Install new or resharpened blade with
stamped "THIS SIDE UP" facing deck
and mandrel assembly.
Your tractor has a battery charging system
which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with
an automotive charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• Keep small vent holes open.
• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.
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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 AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and
terminals can cause the battery to "leak"
power.
1. Remove terminal guard.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first
then RED battery cable and remove
battery from tractor.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and
dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends
with wire brush until bright.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
6. Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING
BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).
TRANSAXLE COOLING
SAE VISCOSITY
.30
.20
TEMPERATURE
PUMP
.10
0
RANGE ANTICIPATED
20
30
40
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 year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8)
hours of operation.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Determine temperature range expected
before oil change. All oil must meet API
service classification SF-SJ.
• Be sure tractor is on level surface.
• Oil will drain more freely when warm.
• Catch oil in a suitable container.
1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful
not to allow dirt to enter the engine
when changing oil.
2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain
valve and install the drain tube onto the
fitting.
Oil Drain Valve
The transmission fan and cooling fins
should be kept clean to assure proper
cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the
transmission is hot. To prevent possible
damage to seals, do not use high pressure
water or steam to clean transaxle.
• Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades
are intact and clean.
• Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and other materials. To prevent
damage to seals, do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
TRANSAXLE
GRADES
Closed and
Locked
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3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward
slightly and turning counterclockwise.
4. To open, pull out on the drain valve.
5. After oil has drained completely, close
and lock the drain valve by pushing
inward and turning clockwise until the
pin is in the locked position as shown.
6. Remove the drain tube and replace the
cap onto the end of the drain valve.
7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill.
For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this
manual.
8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for
checking level. 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.
FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory
and fluid maintenance is not required for
the life of the transaxle. Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing, contact
a sears or other qualified service center.
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear
after 100 hours of operation and replace
if necessary. The belts are not adjustable.
Replace belts if they begin to slip from
wear.
ENGINE
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated
with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.
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ENGINE OIL FILTER
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.
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and
spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.
Replace the engine oil filter every season
or every other oil change if the tractor is
used more than 100 hours in one year.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a
dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner
after every 25 hours of operation or every
season. Service paper cartridge every
100 hours of operation or every season,
whichever occurs first.
Service air cleaner more often under
dusty conditions.
1. Loosen knob and remove cover.
TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER
2. Slide foam pre-cleaner off cartridge.
3. Wash it in liquid detergent and water.
4. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. Allow
it to dry.
5. Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in
clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to
remove excess oil.
TO SERVICE
SPARK PLUG(S)
Replace spark plug(s) at the beginning
of each mowing season or after every
100 hours of operation, whichever occurs
first. Spark plug type and gap setting are
shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER
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.
1. Remove nut and cartridge plate.
2. Reinstall the pre-cleaner (cleaned and
oiled) over the paper cartridge.
3. Check rubber seal for damage and
proper position around stud. Replace
if necessary.
4. Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge
plate, and nut.
5. Reinstall air cleaner cover and secure
by tightening knob.
The fuel filter should be replaced once
each season. If fuel filter becomes
clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
1. With engine cool, remove filter and
plug fuel line sections.
2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line
with arrow pointing towards carburetor.
3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and
clamps are properly positioned.
4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Clamp
Cartridge
Foam
Nut
Rubber
Seal
Knob
,Cartridge
Plate
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.
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CLEANING
• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc.
of all foreign matter.
• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free
of all gasoline, oil, etc.
• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden
hose or pressure washer to clean your
tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water
in engine or transmission will shorten the
useful life of your tractor. Use compressed
air or a leaf blower to remove grass,
leaves and trash from tractor and mower.
WARNING:TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:
1.
Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
2.
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
3.
Turn ignition key "STOP" and remove key.
4.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
5.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it can
not come in contact with plug.
TO REMOVE MOWER
1. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
2. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob to lowest setting.
3. Lower mower to its lowest position.
4. Disengage belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
_iLCAUTION: Rod is spring loaded. Have
a tight grip on rod and release slowly.
5. Remove retainer spring holding
anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and
disengage anti-sway bar from bracket.
6. Remove four retainer springs from front
plate assembly and remove plate.
7. Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms
from deck.
8. Raise attachment lift to its highest position.
9. Slide mower forward and remove belt
from electric clutch pulley.
10.Slide mower out from under right side
of tractor.
Belt Tension
Rod
(Disengaged "-,,'"7
,,
Position)
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Lock Bracket
TO INSTALL MOWER
Be sure tractor is on level surface and
mower suspension arms are raised with
attachment lift control. Engage parking
brake.
1. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of
mower deck.
2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
3. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob counterclockwise until it stops.
4. Lower mower linkage with attachment
lift control.
5. Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position.
6. Install belt into electric clutch pulley
g reeve.
7. Place the suspension arms on outward
pointing deck pins. Retain with double
loop retainer spring with loops up as
shown.
8. Install front plate assembly to tractor
suspension brackets and retain with
single loop retainer springs as shown.
Front Mower
Bracket
Electric Clutch
Pulley
Double Loop
Retainer Springs
Front Plate
Assembly
Chassis
Bracket
f
Retainer
Spring
anged Pins
Anti-Swa'
Bar
Front Mower
Bracket
USE PLIERS FOR
RET_j
Single Loop
Retainer Springs
Loop u_S
Suspension
Arms Double Loop
Retainer Springs
(Outward pointing
deck pins)
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Deflector Shield
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Bubble Between
Lines
9. Position front plate assembly between
front mower brackets. Raise deck and
plate assembly to align holes and
insert flanged pins. Secure pins with
double loop retainer springs between
the plate assembly and mower brackets.
NOTE: To assist in locating hole in flanged
pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on
head of pin. If necessary, move mower
side-to-side to give space between plate
and mower brackets.
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all mower pulley grooves.
10. Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod
into locking bracket.
A_:_CAUTION: Belt tension rod is spring
loaded. Have a tight grip on rod and engage slowly.
11. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis
bracket under left footrest and retain
with double loop retainer spring.
12. If equipped, turn height adjustment
knob clockwise to remove slack from
mower suspension.
13. Raise deck to highest position.
Bubble Level
Level Decal
Brake Pedal _
Left Hand
_otrest
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ALTERNATE SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT METHOD
• Raise mower to its highest position.
• Measure height from bottom edge of
mower to ground level at front corners
of mower. Distance "A" on both sides of
mower should be the same.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.
• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift
link adjustment nut on that side.
NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment nut
will change mower height about 3/16".
• Recheck measurements after adjusting.
TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked
on level ground such as a carport or garage. Make sure tires are properly inflated
(See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section of this manual).
If tires are over or
underinflated, you will not properly adjust
your mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT WITH
BUBBLE LEVEL
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
\
NOTE: If necessary, check side-to-side
surface below tractor for levelness with a
long board and the bubble level.
• Using the lift lever, place mower in
position where no part of the mower,
including gauge wheels, is touching the
ground.
• From left side of tractor, find the level
decal on top of mower and place bubble
level on decal as indicated.
• Mower is level side-to-side when bubble
is between the two lines in the bubble
level.
• If adjustment is necessary, under left
hand footrest, turn lift link adjustment
nut (above yellow cap) in appropriate
direction to bring bubble between the
lines in the bubble level.
• Remove bubble level from mower and
store in a safe place.
Bottom Edge of
Mower to Ground
/
Suspension
Arm
Lift Link
Adjustment Nut
FRONT-TO-BACK
IMPORTANT:
ADJUSTMENT
Deck must be level side-
to-side.
If the following front-to-back
adjustment
is necessary, be sure to adjust
both front links equally so mower will stay
level side-to-side.
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TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT
To obtain the best cutting results, the
mower blades should be adjusted so the
front tip is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower
than the rear tip when the mower is in its
_ghest position.
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
Check adjustment on right side of tractor.
Position any blade so the tip is pointing
straight forward. Measure distance "B" at
front and rear tip of blade
• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front plate 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 blade, loosen nut "C"
on both front links an equal number of
turns.
NOTE: Each full turn of nut "C" will
change dim. "B" by approximately 3/16".
• When distance "B" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "D" against
trunnion on both front links.
• To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F"
from trunnion on both front links. Tighten
nut "E" on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
• When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower
at front than rear, tighten nut "F" against
trunnion on both front links.
• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
"B ....
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
1. Park tractor on a level surface. Engage
parking brake.
2. Lower mower to its lowest position.
3. Disengage belt tension rod from lock
bracket.
_CAUTION:
Rod is spring loaded. Have
a firm grip on rod and release slowly.
4. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel
cover and remove cover.
5. Remove any dirt or grass clippings
which may have accumulated around
mandrels and entire upper deck surface.
6. Disconnect R.H. suspension arm from
rear deck bracket by removing retainer
spring.
7. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
8. Remove belt from electric clutch pulley.
9. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
10.Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
12. Install belt in both idlers.
13. Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley.
14. Carefully roll belt into upper groove of
R.H. mandrel pulley.
15. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in the grooves correctly.
16. Reconnect R.H. suspension arm to
rear deck bracket with retainer spring.
17. Reassemble R.H. mandrel cover.
18. Engage belt tension rod by pushing rod
into locking bracket.
B"
BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE
EQUAL IN LENGTH
Nut "C"
NL
Front Plate Assembly
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R.H.
Mandrel
Cover
Belt Tension Rod
(Disengaged
Electric
Position)
_
o
Pulley
Pulleys
R.H.
Mandrel
Spring Arm
R.H.
Suspension
Arm
TO REPLACE
MOWER
Primary
Idler Arm
BLADE
10. Check secondary idler arm and idler
pulley to see that they rotate freely.
11. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary
idler arm and secondary spring arm.
INSTALL NEW MOWER BLADE
(SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
12. Install new belt in lower groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center
mandrel pulley as shown.
13.Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel
pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves
properly.
REINSTALL MOWER DRIVE BELT
(SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake.
1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
2. Remove screws from R.H. and L.H.
mandrel covers and remove covers.
REMOVE MOWER DRIVE BELT
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
manual).
3. Carefully roll belt over the top of R.H.
mandrel pulley.
4. Remove belt from idler pulleys.
5. Check primary idler arm and two idlers
to see that they rotate freely.
6. Be sure spring is securely hooked to
primary idler arm and spring arm.
REMOVE MOWER BLADE
(SECONDARY) DRIVE BELT
7. Carefully roll belt off L.H. mandrel pulley.
8. Remove belt from center mandrel
pulley, idler pulley, and R.H. mandrel
pulley.
9. Remove any dirt or grass which may
have accumulated around mandrels
and entire upper deck surface.
(Refer to "TO REMOVE MOWER DRIVE
BELT" illustration in this section of
manual).
14. Install belt into upper groove of R.H.
mandrel pulley and around both idlers.
Pull belt to front of mower to remove
slack.
15. Reinstall mandrel covers and securely
tighten all screws.
16. Carefully check belt routing making
sure belt is in all grooves correctly.
17. Reinstall mower to tractor (See "TO
INSTALL MOWER" in this section of
manual).
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Secondary
Idler Arm
Idler
Pulley
L.H.
Mandrel
ring
Secondary
Arm
Mandrel
Mower Blade
(Secondary)
Drive Belt
R.H.
Mandrel
TO CHECK
AND ADJUST
BRAKE
5. Road test tractor for proper stopping
distance as stated above. Readjust
if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than five (5) feet in highest
gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a
Sears or other qualified service center.
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable
brake system which is mounted on the
right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to
stop at highest speed in highest gear on a
level, dry concrete or paved surface, then
brake must be checked and adjusted.
TO CHECK BRAKE
1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or
paved surface, depress brake pedal
all the way down and engage parking
brake.
2. Disengage transmission by placing
freewheel control in '"transmission disengaged" position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so
it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when
you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake
needs to be adjusted or the pads need to
be replaced.
TO ADJUST BRAKE
With parking brake "Engaged"
Jam Nut
Operating
Arm
Do not touch this nut. If further brake
adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or
other qualified service center.
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage
parking brake. For assistance, there is a
belt installation guide decal on bottom side
of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL -
1. Depress brake pedal all the way down
and engage parking brake.
2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod.
3. 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".
4. Engage transmission by placing
freewheel control in '"transmission
engaged'position.
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1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE
MOWER" in this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt
and position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Disconnect clutch wire harness.
3. Remove clutch Iocator.
4. Remove belt from stationary idler and
clutching idler.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
1. Block up axle securely.
2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and
washers to allow wheel removal (rear
wheels have a square key - Do not
lose).
3. Repair tire and reassemble.
NOTE: On rear wheels only: align
grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert
square key.
4. Replace washers and snap retaining
ring securely in axle groove.
5. Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent
flat tires due to slow leaks, purchase and
use tire sealant from Sears. Tire sealant
also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
5. Removebelt downwardfrom engine
pulleyand around electricclutch.
6. Pull belt slack toward rearof tractor.
Carefullyremovebelt upwardsfrom
transmissioninput pulleyand over
coolingfan blades.
7. Removebelt from center span keeper
and pull belt awayfrom tractor.
BELTINSTALLATION1. Carefullywork new belt down around
transmissioncoolingfan andonto the
input pulley.
2. Slide belt into the center span keeper.
3. Pull belt towardfront of tractorand roll
belt around electricclutch and onto
enginepulley.
4. Install belt through stationaryidler and
clutchingidler.
5. Reinstallclutch Iocatorand tighten nut
securely.
6. Reconnectclutch harness.
7. Makesure belt is in all pulley grooves
and inside all belt guidesand keepers.
8. Install mower(See"TO INSTALL
MOWER"in this section of manual).
Electric
_
Clutching -Idler
Clutch _
_
_4o
.o.
Washers_
t
Clutch
"Locator
Clutch
Wire
Harness
{_
TRANSMISSION
REPLACEMENT
C°ver_
R___/_
_rr__
TERY
_WARNING:
Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the
engine, it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is equipped
with a 12 volt system. The other vehicle
must also be a 12 volt system. Do not use
your tractor battery to start other vehicles.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES 1. Connect one end of the RED cable
to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each
battery(A-B), taking care not to short
against tractor chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable
to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of
fully charged battery.
3. Connect the other end of the BLACK
cable (D) to good chassis ground,
away from fuel tank and battery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE
ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. RED cable last from both batteries.
Transmission _'_
Input Pulley
Retaining _
Square Key
__.,
(Rear Wheel Only)-----TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT-
Stationary_
Idler
Center Span J_
Keeper
Axle
REMOVAL/
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged
after reinstallation and before operating the
tractor. See "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in
the Operation section of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not
horizontal (left to right) when wheels are
positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble with crossbars
horizontal. Tighten securely.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has
occurred to affect the front wheel toe-in
or camber, contact your nearest Sears or
other qualified service center.
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INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause
your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or
prevent it from starting.
• Check wiring. See electrical wiring
diagram in the Repair Parts section.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Weak or Dead
Battery
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type
plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located
behind the dash.
Fully Charged
Battery
REPLACING BATTERY
_kWARNING:
Do not short battery
terminals by allowing a wrench or any
other object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting battery,
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands,
rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental
grounding.
1. Lift hood to raised position.
2. Remove terminal guard.
3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable
then RED battery cable and carefully
remove battery from tractor.
4. Install new battery with terminals in
same position as old battery.
5. Reinstall terminal guard.
6. First connect RED battery cable to
positive (+) battery terminal with hex
bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten
securely.
7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to
negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten
securely
8. Close terminal access doors.
9. Close hood.
TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY
1. Raise hood.
2. Unsnap headlight wire connector.
3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at
sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of
tractor.
4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector.
Headlight Wire
Connector
ENGINE
Maintenance, repair, or replacement of
the emission control devices and systems,
which are being done at the customers expense, may be performed by any non-road
engine repair establishment or individual.
Warranty repairs must be performed by an
authorized engine manufacturer's service
outlet.
TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE
CONTROL
CABLE
Keps, Nu!
Access.--"_"/"
Door _-/
_/
Terminal i_ _,_'
Guard _
'"_
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]
._
,_/_
.i _
_
_
_.
_
L_ _
Y
HexBolt
_"_E_Posi_ve
(Red)
_
Cable
_
Negative (Black)
The throttle control has been preset at the
factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described
below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:
1. With engine not running, move throttle
control lever to fast position.
2. 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.
Tighten clamp screw securely.
Cable
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
1. Raise hood.
2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the
backside of the grill.
3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb
holder securely back into the hole in
the backside of the grill.
4. Close hood.
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TO ADJUST
CHOKE
CONTROL
In general, turning the adjusting needles
in (clockwise) decreases the supply of
fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air
mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out
(counterclockwise)
increases the supply
of fuel to the engine giving a richer fuel/air
mixtu re.
IMPORTANT:
Damage to the needles
and the seats in carburetor may result if
screw is turned in too tight.
PRELIMINARY SETTING 1. Be sure you have a clean air filter, and
the throttle control cable is adjusted
properly (see "TO ADJUST THROTTLE
CONTROL CABLE" in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
2. With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing it
finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn.
FINAL SETTING 1. Start engine and allow to warm for five
minutes. Make final adjustments with
engine running and shift/motion control
lever in neutral (N) position.
NOTE: The high idle is set at the factory
and cannot be adjusted.
2. Idle speed setting - With throttle control
lever in slow position, engine should
idle at 1750 RPM If engine idles too
slow or fast, turn idle speed adjusting
screw in or out until correct idle is attained.
3. Idle fuel needle setting - 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.
4. Recheck idle speed. Readjust if necessary.
ACCELERATION TEST 5. Move throttle control lever from slow
to fast position. If engine hesitates or
dies, turn idle fuel adjusting needle out
(counterclockwise)
1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly.
High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do
not adjust-damage may result.
IMPORTANT:
Never tamper with the
engine governor, which is factory set
for proper engine speed. Overspeeding
the engine above the factory high speed
setting can be dangerous. If you think the
engine-governed high speed needs adjusting, contact a Sears or other qualified
service center, which has proper equipment and experience to make any necessary adjustments.
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:
1. With engine not running, move choke
Idle Fuel Adjusting
Needle (If Equi
Adjusting
Screw
*hrottle
Control
Cable
Choke
Control
Cable
Stop Screw
Clamp Screw
control (located on dash panel) to full
choke position.
2. Remove air cleaner cover, filter and
cartridge plate to expose carburetor
choke (See "AIR FILTER" in the Maintenance section of this manual).
3. 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.
4. 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:
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ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture
which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in
storage.
• Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty.
• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
• Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable
alternative in minimizing the formation of
fuel gum deposits during storage. Add
stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio
found on stabilizer container. Run engine
at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer
to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty the gas tank and
carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
Immediatelyprepareyour tractorfor storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be usedfor 30 daysor more.
A(_WARNING: Never store the tractor
with gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter
storage. When mower is to be stored for a
period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove
all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a
clean, dry area.
1. Clean entire tractor (See"CLEANING"
in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary
(See belt replacement instructions in
the Service and Adjustments section of
this manual).
3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance
section of this manual.
4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws
are securely fastened. Inspect moving
parts for damage, breakage and wear.
Replace if necessary.
5. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint
surfaces; sand lightly before painting.
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace
with clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
1. Remove spark plug(s).
2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark
plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).
3. Turn ignition key to "START" position
for a few seconds to distribute oil.
4. Replace with new spark plug(s).
BATTERY
• Fully charge the battery for storage.
• After a period of time in storage, battery
may require recharging.
• To help prevent corrosion and power
leakage during long periods of storage,
battery cables should be disconnected
and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they
cannot come in contact with battery
terminals.
• If battery is removed from tractor for
storage, do not store battery directly on
concrete or damp surfaces.
OTHER
• Do not store gasoline from one season
to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if your can
starts to rust. Rust and/or dirt in your
gasoline will cause problems.
• If possible, store your tractor indoors
and cover it to give protection from dust
and dirt.
• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot
breathe which allows condensation to
form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT:
Never cover tractor while
engine and exhaust areas are still warm.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent
gum deposits from forming in essential
fuel system parts such as carburetor, fuel
hose, or tank during storage. Also, alcohol
blended fuels (called gasohol or using
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
iWill not start
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
i 2. Engine not"CHOKED"
properly.
i 3. Engine flooded.
i 4.
i 5.
i 6.
i 7.
Bad spark plug.
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter.
Water in fuel.
i 8. Loose or damaged wiring.
i 9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Hard to start
1.
i 2.
i 3.
i 4.
i 5.
Dirty air filter.
Bad spark plug.
Weak or dead battery.
Dirty fuel filter.
Stale or dirty fuel.
i 8. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Clean/replace air filter.
Replace spark plug.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuel filter.
Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See To Adjust Carburetor" in
Service and Adjustments
section.
8. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
i 2.
i 3.
i 4.
i 5.
i 6.
i 7.
i 8.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
i 6. Loose or damaged wiring.
i 7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine will not
turn over
Brake pedal not depressed.
Attachment clutch is engaged.
Weak or dead battery.
Blown fuse.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
i 9. Faulty operator presence
switch(es).
Engine clicks but 1.
will not start
i 2.
i 3.
i 4.
Loss of power
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in
Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before
attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter.
6. Replace fuel filter.
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
10.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty solenoid or starter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Depress brake pedal.
Disengage attachment clutch.
Recharge or replace battery.
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace ignitionswitch.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
9. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recharge or replace battery.
Clean battery terminals.
Check all wiring.
Check/replace solenoid or
starter.
1. Cutting too much grass/too
1. Raise cutting height/reduce
fast.
speed.
i 2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position. 2. Adjust throttle control.
i 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and 3. Clean underside of mower
trash under mower.
housing.
i 4. Dirty air filter.
4. Clean/replace air filter.
i 5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
5. Check oil level/change oil.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Loss of power
(continued)
I
CAUSE
I CORRECTION
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of adjustment
15. Engine valves out of
adjustment.
Excessive
vibration
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged
part(s).
Engine continues
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attach ment
clutch engaged
1. Faulty operator-safety
presence control system.
Poorcut-uneven
1. Worn, bentorloose
blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves, and
trash under mower.
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent
from build-up of grass, leaves,
and trash around mandrels.
Mower blades wil
not rotate
Poorgrass
discharge
1. Obstruction in clutch
mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive
belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
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6. Clean and regap or change
spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter.
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank
with fresh, clean gasoline.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13.Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor"
in Service and Adjustments
section.
15.Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace
bolt.
2. Contact
qualified
3. Tighten
Replace
.
blade. Tighten blade
a Sears or other
service center.
loose part(s).
damaged parts.
Check wiring, switches and
connections. If not corrected
contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade
bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower
housing.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
5. Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Contact a Sears or other
qualified service center.
1. Place throttle control in
"FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHART:
See appropriate section in manual unless directed to Sears service center
PROBLEM
Poor grass
discharge
i(continued)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves and
trash under mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent
holes from buildup of grass,
leaves, and trash around
mandrels.
iHeadlight(s) not
iworking
(if so equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
iBattery will not
icharge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator
(if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
1. Freewheel control in
"disengaged" position.
2. Motion drive belt worn,
damaged, or broken.
3. Air trapped in transmission
during shipment or servicing.
1. Place freewheel control in
"engaged" position.
2. Replace motion drive belt.
Loss of drive
Engine "backfires"
when turning
iengine "OFF"
.
Switch is "OFF".
Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring.
Blown fuse.
3. Allow grass to dry before
mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air
pressure.
6. Replace/sharpen blade.
Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower
housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge
down.
10. Replace with blades listed in
this manual.
11 .Clean around mandrels to
open vent holes.
Engine throttle control not set
at "SLOW" position for 30
30 seconds before stopping
engine.
30
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn switch "ON".
Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
Check/replace light switch.
Check wiring and connections.
Replace fuse.
4. Replace alternator.
3. Purge transmission.
.
Move throttle control to
"SLOW" position and allow
to idle for 30 seconds before
stopping engine.
TRACTOR
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NUMBER
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SCHEMATIC
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BATTERY
RED
(_)
RED
FUSE
AMMETER
(OPTIONAL)
STARTER
W,ITE
SOLENOID
RED
L
CLUTCH/DRAKE
(PEDAL
UP)
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(NOT OCCUPIED)
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BLUE
LINE
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UNIT
SOLE gFP
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'_ _
FUEL SHUT-OFF
I
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"_) 87A
OPERATOR PRESENCE
RELAY #1
PLUG
GAP
SPARK
(2 PLUGS ON
TWIN CYL. ENGINES)
(IF SO EQUIPPED)
CHARGING
SYSTEM OUTPUT
28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM
(OPTIONAL)
i
ALTERNATOR
//
PTO SWITCH
IGNITION
POSITION
_N"
SWITCH
CIRCUIT
"MAKE"
OFF
M+G+A1
NONE
RUN/LIGH*I
8+A1
A2+L
S+A1
NONE
S+S+A1
NONE
RUN
START
C +_+
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
WIRING
INSULATED NON-REMOVABLE
CLIPS
REMOVABLE
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS
SERVICING
OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD
PROPERLY
SECURE YOUR WIRING.
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ELECTRICAL
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NUMBER
917.273241
ELECTRICAL
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
8
10
11
12
16
21
22
25
26
27
28
29
30
33
40
42
45
46
50
55
81
144927
74760412
7603J
145211
150109
145769
176138
175688
4152J
178909
175158
73510400
145491
160784
175442
175447
179737
154336
177500
177501
178461
17490508
109748X
Battery
Belt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4
Tray, Battery
Bolt, Battery, Front 1/4-20 x 7-1/2
Holddewn, Battery, Front
Nut, Push, Nylon, Battery, Front 1/4
Switch, Interlock
Harness, Light w/4152J
Bulb
Cable, Battery
Fuse
Nut, Hex, Keps 1/4-20 unc
Cable, Ground
Switch, Seat
Switch, Ignition
Key
Harness, Ignition
Cover Terminal
Ammeter
Hourmeter
Switch, PTO
Screw, Thd. Roll. 5/16-18 x 1/2
Relay Assembly
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
33
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NUMBER
917.273241
42
217
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2!5
39
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166
219
6O
_142
209
74
209
chassis*LTX_stlt
7
208
34
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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES
NUMBER
917.273241
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
9
10
11
13
14
17
20
23
26
28
29
30
31
37
38
39
42
43
58
60
64
74
90
142
143
144
145
154
155
158
159
166
208
209
215
217
219
174619
176554
172542X418
72140608
174996
179174X010
17490608
172540X615
180679
124028X
STD541437
174945X418
177849X418
179131X615
139976
17490508
175710
174988
172545X599
172544X599
174993
STD533707
174997
STD541437
124346X
175702
154966
175582
156524
174679
174680
162037
179950X418
171875
17670608
17000612
172543X615
179132X418
17000512
Chassis
Drawbar
Dash
Bolt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 x 1
Panel, Dash, LH
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2
Hoed Assembly
Plate Battery
Bushing Snap
Locknut, Hex, with Insert 3/8-16 unc
Grille
Lightbox Dual
Fender/Footrest
Bracket, Fender/Support
Screw, ThdroL 5/16-18x1/2TYT
Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear
Bracket Pivot Hood
Lens Lh
Lens Rh
Duct Hood
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Dash Lower
Nut Crownleck 3/8-16 unc
Nut Self Thrd Wshd 1/4 Zinc
Plate Reinforcement
Bracket Swaybar Chassis
Bracket Footrest
Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood
Bracket Dash Rh
Bracket Dash Lh
Parking Brake Bkrt
Cupholder
HWHDH:-Lo. #13-16 x 3/4
ScrewThdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Bumper
ConsoleFuelWindow
Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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NUMBER
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GROUND DRIVE
57
223
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32
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16
52
253
"239
55
22
,
29'_
drive-hydro.stlt..31
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TRACTOR
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NUMBER
917.273241
GROUND DRIVE
KEY
NO.
1
6
9
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
41
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
55
56
57
59
61
62
63
65
66
74
75
76
77
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
---
Transaxle, HydroGear, Model
Number 336-0510 (See Breakdown)
17060512
Screw 5/16-18
179334
Clutch Electric
74490544
Bolt Hex FIghd 5/16-18 Gr. 5
73800500
Nut Lock Hex W/Ins. 5/16-18 unc
126197X
Washer 1-1/20D x 15/32 ID x.250
73800600
Nut Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 unc
173937
Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5
175036X505 Knob Custom Control Cruise
175896
Rod, Brake
73350600
Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 unc
106888X
Spring, Brake Rod
19131316
Washer
76020412
Pin Cotter 1/8 x 3/4 CAD.
179607
Red, Parking Brake
179608X505 Knob Brake Parking
169592
Bracket, Transaxle
74760512
Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
72140506
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18 unc x 3/4
175578
Shaft, Foot Pedal
120183X
Bearing, Nylon
19211616
Washer
1572H
Pin, Roll
179114
Pulley, Composite
74760648
Bolt Pin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 3
175556
Keeper, Belt Idler Flat
127783
Pulley, Idler, V-Groove
154407
Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drw Stl
123205X
Retainer, Belt
72110612
Bolt
73680600
Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 unc
73680500
Nut, Crewnlock 5/16-18 unc
105710X
Link, Clutch
105709X
Spring, Return, Clutch
17060620
Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4
140294
V-Belt, Ground Drive
169691
Keeper, Center Span
17120614
Screw 3/8-16 x .875
123533X
Cover, Pedal
174607
Pulley, Engine
10040700
Washer
154778
Keeper Belt Engine
137057
Spacer, Axle
121749X
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga.
12000001
E-Ring
123583X
Key, Square
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
78
89
90
95
96
116
120
150
151
202
212
214
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
251
253
254
271
272
273
274
121748X
174901X418
124346X
180825
4497H
72140608
73900600
175456
19133210
72110614
145212
174735
179433
174713
174839
174711
72140606
73680700
174840
174736
174712
174902
174710
179032
176451
174573
175570
174856
174858
174857
128903
170165
175807
17490508
175610
73930400
74780412
178289
166880
17060516
179422
178062
17000612
17670508
179610
175646
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
Console, Shift
Nut Self-Thd Wsh-hd 1/4 Zinc
Rod Bypass
Retainer Spring 1" Zinc/Cad
Belt RDHD SQNK 3/8-16 unc x 1
Nut Lock Fig 3/8-16 unc
Spacer Retainer
Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10 Ga.
Belt Carr Sh 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5
Nut HexPlange Lock
Link Transaxle
Pedal Assy, Reverse, with Pad
Arm Control Pedal Reverse
Bracket Frest Pdl CtrL Hyd
Bracket Mtg. Pedal Control
Belt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 unc x 3/4
Nut Crownlock 7/16-14 unc
Washer Nylon 11/16 ID x .060
Pedal Forward
Arm Control Pedal Forward
Belt Pivot Spacer
Cam Reverse Pedal LT
Belt Shoulder 5/16-18
Washer Serrated 5/16 x .75
Strap Torque
Actuator Cruise Disengage
Pawl Control Cruise
Lever Control Cruise
Sector Control Cruise
Belt Shoulder 3/8-16 unc 1/44
Belt Shoulder 5/16-18
Arm Mtg. Cruise Sector
Screw Thdrol 5/16 x 1/2
Spring Return Cruise Control
Nut Centerlock 1/4-20 unc
Belt Fin Hex 1/4-20 unc x 3/4
Bracket Anti-Rotation CVX
Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8 TT Yellow
Screw 5/16-18 x 1
Washer
Clip Retainer
Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3/8-16 x 3/4
Screw, 5/16-18 x 1/2TT
Pad, Reverse Pedal
Cover Pedal Forward
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
37
TRACTOR
STEERING ASSEMBLY
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42
88
68
i
67
67
29
13
65
17
43
4O
34
10
steering_pLIt
45
38
40
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273241
STEERINGASSEMBLY
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
4
5
6
10
11
12
13
15
17
29
32
34
36
37
38
40
41
42
43
46
65
67
68
71
72
82
87
88
91
93
175139)(418
184706
169840
169839
6266H
I21748X
175121
STD551137
73940800
136518
145212
177883
17000612
180580
10040600
155105
152927
175140)(418
STD541537
159945
I74530)(418
I21749X
184946)(505
160367
72110618
169827
175146
19182411
169835
173966
175118
175553
19121214
17490608
Wheel Steering
Axle Asm
Spindle Asm LH
Spindle Asm RH
Bearing Race Thrust Harden
Washer 25/32 × I-5/8 x I6 Ga.
Link Drag
Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8
Nut He:< Jam Toplock I/2-20 unf
Spacer Bearing Axle Front
Nut Hex Flange Lock
Shaft Asm. Steering
Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4
Rod Tie
Washer Lock Hlcl Spr 3/8
Bushing Strg
Screw
Insert Cap Strg Wh
Lock nut Center 3/8-24
Adaptor Wheel Strg
Boot Steering
Washer 25/32 1 I/4x 16Ga.
Cap Spindle Fr Top
Spacer Brace Axle
Bolt, Rdod Sq 3/8- I6 unc × 2-1/4
Axle, Brace
Steering Asm.
Washer 9/I6 ID x 1-1/20D 11Ga.
Bracket Susp. Chassis Front
Washer Flat .781 x I-I/2 x .I 5
Bolt Shoulder 7/I6-20 uoc
Clip Steering
Washer 3/8 × 3/4 × 14 Ga.
Screw Todd 3/8- I6 x I/2
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
39
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ENGINE
13
I
32
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
_k
Attester
I
4O
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273241
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
I
2
3
4
5
6
8
IO
I3
I4
16
17
23
25
26
29
3I
32
33
37
38
40
4I
45
I01
II2
II6
DESCRIPTION
175439X505 Control, Throttle
171875
Screw Hwhd Hi-Lo #I3-16 ;< 3/4
--Engine Kohler, Model Number
CV730-0018 (See Breakdown)
149723
Muf|ler, Asm. Twin Lo-Tone
146700
Pipe E;<haust Intek 20 RH
146699
Pipe E;<haust Intek 20 LH
171877
Bolt 5/16-18Uncx3/4
146629
Shield Heat
Muf|ler Gasket (Order from Engine Mfgr)
148456
Tube, Oil Drain
STD551237 Washer, Lock Ext tooth 3/8
17060624
Screw 3/8-I 6 ;< 1-1/2
169837
Shield, Browning/Debris Guard
17544IX505 Control Choke
73920600
Nut Keps 3/8-24 unf
137180
ArresIer, Spark
179022
Tank, Fuel
179124)(418 Cap Fuel
123487X
Clamp, Hose BIk
8543R
Line, Fuel 7.5
181654
Plug Drain Oil Easy
3645J
Bushing
139277
Stem Tank Fuel
17000612
Screw H/Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 ;< 3/4
M73030800
Nut Flange M8-125
3645J
Bushing
184362
Nut, He;< FIgTI M8-1.25
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
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SEAT ASSEMBLY
18
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KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
175134
140551
STD523710
19131610
145006
STD541437
12418IX
17000616
19131614
182493
177957
121246X
Seat
Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720
Bolt Fin Hex 3/6-16 une × 1
Washer 13/32 x 1 x I0 Ga.
Clip Push-In
Nut Hex w/Ins 3/6-I6 une
Spring Seat Cprsn
Screw 3/8-I6 × 1-1/2
Washer 13/32 x 1 x I4 Ga.
Pan Seat
Knob Seat Adj.Wingnut
Bracket Mounting Switch
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
13
14
15
16
17
18
21
22
24
25
I21248X
72050412
I21249X
I23740X
I23976X
I24238X
171652
STD541431
19171912
I27018X
Bushing Snap BIk Ny150 Id
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x I-I/2
Spacer Split 28× .86 Zinc
Spring Cprsn Plate 1.810 Ga.
Nut Lock I/4 Lge Fig Gr 5 Zinc
Cap Spring Seat
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-I 8 unc
Nut Hex LoekWilns 5/I6-16
Washer I7/32 × 1-3/I6 × 12 Ga.
Bolt Shoulder 5/16-I6 × 62
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
42
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DECALS
24
11
3
2I
2I
4
9
II
I0
20
6
fi5
--1
8
26
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
I0
I1
I2
I3
I4
I5
187407
138047
186329
106330
100978
146046
105900
178455
180978
156439
177665
178402
133644
175291
107408
Reflector, LH
Decal, Battery, Diehard, Sears
Decal, Hood RH
Decal, Hood LH
Decal, Seat Craftsman
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Engine
Decal, Deck, Caution
Decal, Hood Side
Decal, Fender, Danger
Decal, Panel, Dash
Decal, Mower, Heavy-Duty
Decal, Replacement Parts
Decal, V-Belt, Schematic
Decal, Reflector, RH
16
17
I8
20
2I
22
23
24
26
- - - - - - -
177890
177955
177914
149516
18633I
177889
177918
186573
181470
174998X418
175542)(418
138311
166960
188062
188064
Decal, Steering Wheel
Decal, Fender, Cruise
Decal, Engine, Kohler
Decal, Battery
Decal, Hood, Side Panel
Decal, Grille
Decal, Engine, KR Sears
Decal Replacement
Decal, Deck level
Pad, Footrest, STiL_ LH
Pad, Footrest, STiLT_ RH
Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust
Decal By-Pass
Manual, Owner's, English
Manual, Owner's, Spanish
WHEELS
KEY PART
NO. NO.
&TIRES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
8
9
10
11
w}_e_
DESCRIPTION
59192
65139
I06222X
59904
I06732X4I
278H
9040H
Cap Valve Tire
Stem Valve
Tire F Ts 15 × 6 0 - 6 Service
Tube Front (Service Item Only)
7 Rim Asm 6"front Service
Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)
Bearing Flange (Front Wheel
Only)
I06108X417 Rim Asm 8"rear Service
I22082X
Tire R Ts 20 × 10-8 C Service
7152J
Tube Rear (Service Item Only)
I04757X4I 7 Cap Axle BIk I 50 x I 00
144334
Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
1
43
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LIFT ASSEMBLY
7
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2
6
51
49
44
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.273241
LIFT ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
I
2
3
4
5
8
7
11
I2
I3
15
I8
I7
I8
20
3I
32
36
37
38
40
4I
49
5I
52
53
54
Plunger Assembly
Shaft Assembly. Lift
Pin, Groove
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x I ×21 Ga.
Bearing Nylon
Grip, Handle, Fluted
Link, Lift, L.H.
Link, Lift, R.H.
Retainer Spring
Plate Asm Suspension Front
Nut Hex Jam I/2-13 unc
Trunnion Front Susp.
Nut Lock wiWsh I/2-13 unc
Retainer Spring
Trunion Sups. Arm.
Nut Lift Link 7/18-20
Pointer Height Indicator
Plug Hole
Screw 5/I8-I8 x I
Washer11/32x1-1/2xlOGa.
Indicator Height Stir
Nut HexiLarge Look
Washer17/32 x 7/8 ×18 Ga.
Arm Suspension Rear LH
Arm Suspension Rear RH
Pin Flange
179504
159478
178981
12000002
19211621
1201&3X
175830
175370
175371
4939M
175562
73350800
175689
73800800
163552
176205
175994
155097
123935X
17060516
19112410
155098
145212
19171416
175378
175802
175560
NOTE: All oomponent dimensions given in U,S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
45
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MOWER DECK
132
46
95
45
37
33
112
121
114
21 •
47
\
5
116
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TRACTOR
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MOWER DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
3
5
6
8
1I
13
14
15
18
17
18
19
20
2I
24
25
28
27
28
29
30
3I
32
3,3
38
37
39
42
43
45
48
47
48
49
DESCRIPTION
180358
138017
4939M
178024
174365
DeekWeldment Mower 48
Bracket Asm., Sway Bar
Retainer Spring
Bar Sway Deck
Bolt 7/I6 Asm. Blade
{The following blades are
available)
173921
Balde, 48" Mulching (For mulching
mowers onFy)
180054
Blade, 48" Hi-Lift (for bagging and
discharging)
174360
Shaft Mandrel Asm. Greaseable
174358
Housing Mandrel
110485X
Bearing Ball Mandrel
174493
Stripper Mandrel Deck
72110610
Bolt RDHD Sq Neck 3/8-I8 × 125
72140505
Bolt, Carriage 5/I 8- I8 x 5/8
132827
Bolt, Hex Hd, Shoulder 5/I 8-18
174378
Baffle, Vortex Mower
73680500
Nut, Crownleck 5/18-I8 Une
105304X
Cap, Sleeve
178102
Spring, Torsion
110452X
Nut, Push
180655)(428 Deflector Shield
Washer 11/32 x 5/8 × 18 Ga.
19111016
131491
Rod Hinge
173984
Screw, Thdroll
129963
Washer, Spacer Mower Vented
177865
Pulley. Mandrel
178342
Nut, Fig.Top Lock Cntr. 9/I6
19131316
Washer 13/32 x I3/18 × I6 Ga
177968
Pulley. idler
174375
Pulley. Idler, Driven
165723
Spacer, Retainer
174373
Arm, Idler Secondary
180806
Cover, Mandrel Deck
137729
Screw, Thdroll 1/4-20 x 5/8
180808
V-Belt, Mower, Secondary
174368
V-Belt Mower, Primary
73880800
Nut, Crownleck 3/8-I8 Unc
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
50
52
54
55
56
57
72
91
92
94
95
97
98
99
100
110
112
113
114
115
118
117
118
119
12I
122
128
130
132
182
183
184
--
72110612
175820
74780618
72140608
155986
156941
19131312
180535
73800600
176066
180534
178515
179479
184058
72110618
175016
174387
72110508
174384
174809
184219
174873
73930600
19121414
174371
174806
174372
17000618
17000612
179127
163552
173979
174356
181579
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, Carr 3/8-16 x I-I/2 Gr 5
Pulley Idler Flat
Bolt Fin He;< 3/8-I6 Unc x I Gr. 5
Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8- I6 Uno × I
Bar Pnt Adj.
Pin Head Rivet
Washer I3/32 x 13/I6 x 12 Ga.
Bracket Asm Noseroller RH
Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-18 Unc
Noseroller
Bracket Asm Noseroller LH
Washer Hardened
Spring Primary Drive
Pulley Idler"V"
Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3/8-I6 Unc x 2
Arm Spring Secondary
Link Tension Relief Lever
Bolt Cam 5/I 8-18 x 3/4
Tension Asm Relief Lever
Arm Spring Tension Relief
Bolt, Shoulder
Gauge Wheel
Nut, Centerlock 3/8-I8 Unc
Washer 3/8 x 7/8 × 14 Ga.
Spring Se_ndary Drive
Bushing Pivot Tension Relief
Arm, Idler, Primary Deck
Screw 3/8-16 x I
Screw 3/8-16 x .75
Rod Roller Nose
Retainer Spring
Keeper Belt Idler
Mandrel Asm. Service (Includes
Key Nos. I3-15)
Replacement Mower, Complete
(Std. Deck-Order separately nose
roller components Key Nos. 9I,
94, 95 and 132, 182, and I83)
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
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88
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88
123
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_m
6_
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100
5*Sealant (Joint d' etancheite)
57 20W50 Oil 78,80Z (OZ de 78.820 d Huile}
127 - Seal and O-ring Kit (Phoque 0 Sonne Jeu)
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HYDRO GEAR TRANSAXLE -- MODEL NUMBER 336-0510
KEY
NO,
PART
NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
170351
170352
170353
170354
169898
170355
170358
170357
170358
170359
170360
169870
170361
169869
18
170362
17
18
19
23
24
27
28
29
30
3I
32
170363
178781
150771
170365
170368
170367
170368
170369
170370
17037I
170389
33
1899I
34
35
38
37
38
39
40
4I
42
43
44
170390
170391
170392
150792
150793
150809
170393
170394
170395
170398
150797
45
48
47
48
49
50
5I
52
170397
170398
170399
170400
17040I
170402
170403
170404
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
6I
62
63
170405
170408
18977
18978
150798
170407
170408
142883
142882
18887
170410
64
65
68
67
142892
170411
170412
170413
DESCRIPTION
Main Housing, Assembly
Side Housing, Assembly
Center Section, Aasembly
Swashplate, Tru nion Machined
Block - Aasembly
Sealant 10.50z
He;< Flange Screw I/4-20 X 1.25
Stud, 5/I6-24 He;< Double End
Shaft, input
Ring - Retaining
Spacer
Ring - Retaining
Seal, Lip .67 X 1.58 X .276
Ball Brg 17ram Id X 40ram Od X
12ram
He;< Flange Head Screw 5/I 824X0.75
Lip Seal I8 X 32 X 7
Arm, Control
Bearing 30;<52x13 ThrusI
Chock Plug Aasembly. Washer
Shaft, Motor
Gear - Pinion I3t
10d48t Gear
Gear, 10I Jockshaft
8Ot Bull Gear
Sleeve Bearing .75 X 1.575 X 825
SleeveBearing(Outboard)
.75xl .750x.625
Washer, 3/4 Id X I-I/20d
X I3
Thk
Lip Seal Axle Seal
Shaft, A;<le .75 X 11.39 (Key, RH.)
Shaft, A;<le 75 X 16.99 (Key, LH.)
Miter Gear (Splined)
Miter Gear I5t (05 Id)
Shaft
Ring, Spiral Retaining
Pin, Jackshaft
Magnet Ring
Spring, Bypass
Hydro Mtg Screw 3/8-24 X 2.5
Long
Filter
Base Filter
Actuator, Bypass
Rod Bypass Actuator
Arm, Bypass
Retaining Ring.250 External
Seal, Lip .74I X .250 X .250 Te
Flat Washer, 5/8 Id X I .O Od X 05
Thk
Retaining Ring
Bearing Center Block
Spring - Helical Compression
Washer
20w-50 Oil
Brake Yoke
Rotor, Brake
Brake Puck
Puck Plate
Brake Actuating Pin
Hlhcs 1t4-20;<2W/Pateh,
SpocialFlange
Bolt, I/4-20 X I W/Patch
Spacer
Spring, Brake Arm Bias
Sq. Hd Bait 5/16-24-Ribbed
49
KEY
NO,
PART
NO.
68
69
70
71
178782
170415
170416
170417
72
170418
73
74
75
142884
170419
170420
76
77
78
79
80
170421
170422
I42969
142980
I50778
81
82
170423
170424
83
84
85
87
88
90
93
94
95
I61 I68
170425
170426
I42917
170429
170430
I70431
178783
178784
96
97
98
99
100
10I
102
103
107
108
178786
178787
178789
178792
I78793
I78794
I78795
178796
I70432
I70433
109
11I
113
114
118
117
119
120
12I
170434
I70435
I70437
I78797
I70438
I78799
I70439
170440
I70441
122
123
124
I70442
178800
I70444
125
128
127
128
130
13I
132
133
134
900
I70445
I70446
I70447
I73165
I78802
178803
I78804
184227
I78808
I73839
DESCRIPTION
Arm, Brake
Slotted He;< Nut 5/18-24
C_tter Pin 3/32 X 3/4
C_mpreasion Spring Brake AntiDrag
Washer, Ht 5 I.D. X I O.D. X
.082
Flat - Washer 11/32 I.D. X 7/80.D
Oil Seal .625 X 1.0 X .25
Check Plug Aasembly, .027,
Washer
Stud, 5/18-24 Friction Pack
Puck, .330 X 1.50 X .0975
Spring, Helical C_mp
Spacer
Hex Lock Nut 5/18-24Unjf(Nylon
Insert)
Wedge, Friction Pack
Clip, Washer .316;<1.50;< 1048
(Plated)
Pin, Standard Headless
Fitting, 5/16 Sae 5/32Tube
Hose, Expansion Tank
Cap - Poppet Valve
Bolt, SelfTapping 10-32 X 1/2
Puck, Inner Wedge
Spring Clip - Housing Thrust
Bearing, Ball
Screw, Socket Head Cap 5/I 624XI -I/2
Spacer, Locating
Screw, SFHCS 5/18-I8 X1
Arm Return
Puck, Adjusting
Washer, .24 ID X 180 OD X .239
Spring, Extension
Spacer .280 ID X .560 OD X .870
Bracket, Torque
Deflector
Washer, Motor Shaft .711d;<1.15od
;<.O30thk
Plug, Sae If6
O-Ring .07 X .30I I.D.
Bracket, Support Expansion Tank
Spring
Silicon Sponge
Pin Spring
Fan, 7 In.
Pulley
Hex Lock Nut I/2-20 (Nylon
Insert)
Washer, Belleville
Belt Keeper
Center Section-Filter-Bypass
Assembly
Filter Assembly
Fan - Pulley Service Assembly
Seal - O-Ring Kit
Kit, Expansion Tank
Stud Ball
Bracket, Cruise Damper
Hex Nut 5/I6-18 NC
Damper
Washer, Helical Spring Lock 5/I6
Traasaxle Complete
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273241
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730TYPE NUMBER 0018
CYLINDER
HEAD•
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VALVE
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273241
KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV730TYPENUMBER0018
HEAD/VALVF_JBREATH
ER
CRANKCASE
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24u033-01S
1
2
2
3
4
5
24041-23S
24-096-87S
25 139-60uS
M-645020-S
6
7
25u351-01S
24u755-66 S
8
9
10
11
12
13
24_411-05-S
24 041-37uS
24u318-72 S
25-180-01 S
24599-01 S
M-640034-S
14
12u086-16S
15
24u755-74uS
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
24 153-23 S
24 086-32 S
24_445-01S
24 016-01 S
24 016-02 S
24 017-01 S
24u017-02-S
66 032-05uS
235011-S
24u089-02S
12q73-01uS
12_755-03_S
24318-69S
24 605 01S
24u755-76 S
29
30
25u313-03S
24u755-57 S
24uO32u01uS Seal, front oil
Crankcase
(USE: Miniblock 24 782 24)
24294q3-S
Fitting
24380q3-S
Pin, locating (6)
24 067-13-S Connecting Rod (Std.) (2)
24 067q 4S
Connecting Rod (.25) (2)
24u874u08 S Piston w/Ring Set (Std.) (2)
(Includes 7, 8)
24 874q 6uS Piston w/ring set (.08)
24 10805 S Ring Set (Std. & .08) (2)
24-018 01-S Retainer, piston pin (4)
12422u09 S Shim. camshaft (A.R.)
12422 u13S Shim. camshaft (A.R.)
12422u07 S Shim. camshaft (A.R.)
12422u08uS Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
12422 u10uS Shim, camshaft
12-422q1_S Shim. camshaft (A.R.)
12-422 u12-S Shim, camshaft (A.R.)
24_012 16-S Camshaft
52u139u09 S Plug, cup
Mu545010-S Screw, hex. flange
MSx0.Sxl 0 (2)
2401804uS
Retainer, reed (2)
24402u05 S Reed, breather (2)
12-153_01 S O-Ring, lower oil fill tube
24_126 19 S Bracket, oil fill tube
12q23 04-S Tube, oil fill
Mu545016-S Screw. hex. flange
M5xO.8xl 6
12-15302-S
O-Ring, upper oil fill tube
24u038 04-S Dipstick assembly (Includes
21,22)
24u755u46-S Kit, oil fill cap (Includes 22)
25 153 02-S O-Ring, dipstick
24-018_09S
Retainer, ring
M 931010-S Washer, nylon (top)
28032u09uS Seal, governor cross shaft
24468q5S
Washer (bottom)
24q 44u38uS Shaft, governor cross
31
M-545016-S
32
33
34
35
24_445-02S
24 126-44uS
24112-12-S
24u326-55uS
20
DESCRIPTION
Kit, breather cover w/gasket
(Includes 2-4)
Gasket, breather
Cover, breather
Plug, alien hd. 1/8"
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x20 (4)
Lifter, valve (4)
Kit, valvetrain (Includes
8,11,12)
Rod, push (4)
Gasket, cylinder head (2)
Head assembly,#2 cylinder
Arm, rocker (4)
Pivot, rocker arm (4)
Screw. hex. flange
M6x1.0x34 (4)
Screw, hex.flange
M10xl .5x90 (8)
Kit, valve cover- plain
(Includes 18,17)
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
Liner, exhaust port
Kit, valve cover- breather
(Incl. 18,17,29)
Grommet, rubber
Kit, breather separator
(Includes 29,30_33)
Screw, hex. flange
MSx0.Sx16 (2)
Strap, breather
Bracket, breather separator
Spacer
Hose, breather
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DESCRIPTION
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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IGNITION/ELECTRICALJ
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV730TYPENUMBER0018
IGNITION/ELECTRICAL
BLOWER HOUSING
KEY
NO.
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
16
17
18
54_755-15uS Kit, grass screen (Includes
24,and 24 113 18S)
M-403025-S Screw. hex. cap M4x0.7x25
(4)
X_25_92-S
Washer. plain 5/16" (4)
24-112-04 S Spacer. grass screen (4)
25u086-47uS Bolt, shoulder M6x1.0x16 (4)
24q 57-08S
Fan
12u086-14uS Screw. hex. flange
M10xl .5x46
12468-03S
Washer. plain 3/8"
X42 u15-S
Key
24025-01 S
Flywheel
41_403-09uS Rectifier-regulator
X_25 92-S
Washer, plain 3/16" (2)
24u086-18 S Screw. phillips hd. 11-16x7/8
(2)
236602-S
Connector (3 contact)
54u755-O9uS Kit, 15 amp stator
(Includes 18)
24q 26-71 S
Bracket, stator wire
12 132-06_S SparkPlug (2)
M-548025-S Screw, hex. cap M5xO.8x25
19
20
21
22
23
235173-S
48q54-02-S
X_25 63-S
24584-01uS
M-545020-S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
PART
NO.
& BAFFLES
DESCRIPTION
24u027q 14-S Housing, blower
(Incl. 2-4)
24q00u01_S Nut plastic (2)
2
Mu545020-S Screw. hex. flange
3
M5x0.Sx20 (4)
Mu545016-S Screw, hex. flange
4
M5x0.Sxl 6 (3)
Mu551016-S Screw, hex. flange
5
M5x0.8xl 6
6
Mu645016-S Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0xl 6 (6)
24 146_16uS Plate, backing u # 2 side
7
24 146 20 S Plate, backing u # 1 side
8
24u063_20 S Baffle, cylinder barrel_ 2
9
side
24u063 23-S Baffle, valley - #1 side
10
Mu545010-S Screw. hex. flange
11
M5x0.Sxl 0 (2)
24u063_58uS Baffle, cylinder barrel_ 1
12
side
13
24u063 14uS Baffle, valley - #2 side
NOT ILLUSTRATED
24 096 85S
Cover. blower housing
25 086 91uS Screw. tapping
1
(2)
Clip. cable
C]ip, cable
Washer, plain 1/4"
Module, ignition (2)
Screw. hex. flange
M5xO.Sx20 (4)
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-X_22u11-S
Washer. lock 1/4"
-24q76-82uS
Harness, wiring
Lead, black (rect.ureg. 5" u 12
gauge
-24_518-12uS insulated grip barrel eyelets)
-24q 13-18S
Decal, grass screen
-25u454-03 S Tie, wire (3)
AIR INTAKFJFILTRATION
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
Mu651040-S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
DESCRIPTION
Screw, hex. flange
M6x1.0x40 (4)
24q64u51uS Manifold, intake (Includes
3,4)
24 153 27_S O-Ring, intake port (2)
24 041 52-S Gasket, carburetor
24041 14S Gasket, air cleaner base
24 094u34 S Base, air cleaner
24 126 130_S Bracket, air cleaner base
Mu545010-S Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.Sxl 0 (2)
2408351
S
Baffle, fuel spit-back
24 041q3-S
Gasket, fuel spit-back cup
2410909S
Cup, fuel spit back
24 083 03 S Element, air cleaner
24 083_05_S
Precleaner. element
231032S
Seal, breather
24 096_01 uS Cover_ inner air cleaner
12-100u01uS
Wing Nut
24 096_67 S Cover. air cleaner
54u755-01 uS Kit, knob w/seal
(Includes 19,20)
25341u03S
Knob, cover
24q53 20 S O-Ring
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
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KOHLER ENGINE-MODELNUMBERCV730TYPENUMBER0018
STARTING SYSTEM
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
OIL PAN/LU BRICATION
DESCRIPTION
M-839080-S
3
4
5
6
7
Screw, hex. flange
MSx1,25x80 (2)
25_098-09uS Starter, solenoid shift assem
bly (Includes 3-7)
25 086 113-S Screw, external torx. hd.
25_435-04 S Kit, solenoid (Includes3)
25-755-33 S Kit, pinion drive (Includes 6)
25 141 05S
Ring
25u221-01uS Kit, brush
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24u199-07S
2
24u393-37uS
3
4
5
6
24381 11uS
24 153 91uS
Mu631095-S
Mu645025-S
2416226-S
24-943_12uS
ENGINE CONTROLS
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
24211-03S
24 099-33 S
M-641060-S
24u089-01uS
25 u158-08_S
24_079-04 S
25 158-11S
M-545016-S
9
19
11
12
M-547050-S
24 089-03_S
24 126-56 S
M-645016-S
13
14
15
16
17
19
19
20
21
22
12_237-01S
24 086-43 S
24 099-07uS
X_20_1-S
M-541050-S
24_468-01S
24 089-45uS
M-446030-S
24099-13S
M-545020-S
23
24
25
26
27
24089-51 S
24 099-05uS
41 _468-03 S
M-493025-S
24u079-02uS
DESCRIPTION
Bolt, round head square neck
Lever_governor
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0
Spring, linkage
Bushing, linkage retaining
Linkage, throttle
Bushing, throttle linkage
Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.Sxl 6
Nut, hex. lock MSxg.8
Spring, choke return
Bracket, control
Screw. hex. flange
M6×1.0xl 6 (4)
Clamp. cable (2)
Screw. thread forming (2)
Lever, throttle actuator
Washer. lock 1/4"
Nut, hex. flange M5x0.8
Washer. plain 5.5 mm (3)
Spring, governor
Nut, hex. M4xg.7
Lever. throttle control
Screw. hex. flange
M5x0.Sx29
Spring, throttle limiter
Lever_choke
Waeher_spring 1/4"
Screw. hex. cap M4xg.7x25
Linkage, choke
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
12-389u01_S
52-448_02-S
12-144u02-S
24q 53_08_S
52-959u02uS
24q36 01uS
25 139u62-S
52-932-08 S
24u986 17-S
18
24u986 16uS
19
25 139u57uS
DESCRIPTION
Pan assembly, oil
(Includes 2ul 1)
Oil pump assembly (Includes
3,4)
Tube, oil pickup
O-Ring, oil pick-up
Washer, plain 6 mm (2)
Screw, he;(. flange
M6x1.9x29 (2)
Screen, oil
Kit, governor gear w/pin
(Includes 9)
Pin, governor regulating
Tab, locking
Shaft, governor gear
O-Ring
Filter, oil
Nipple, oil filter
Plug, hex. ctek. 3/8"
Seal, oil (PTO end)
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45
Screw, hex. flange
M8x1.25x45 (9)
Plug, sq. hd. solid 3/8"
N.RT.R
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
55
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273241
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730TYPE NUMBER 0018
EXHAUST
CRANKSHAFT
2_
1
ill
FUEL
SYSTEM
11
9
9
k
/
13
_4
15
56
TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917,273241
KOHLER ENGINE-MODEL NUMBER CV730TYPE NUMBER 0018
FUEL SYSTEM
CRANKSHAFT
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
24_014-42S
52q39-09_S
Crankshaft (Includes 2)
Plug, cup
KEY
NO.
PART
NO.
1
24_853_90 S
2
3
24041_52_S
24_053_90
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
24_041 14-S
M_629095-S
M_641060-S
47_154_01_S
52_353 22_S
25 237-14_S
24_086 12_S
11
12
24 393_ 16_S
24-100_01_S
EXHAUST
KEY
NO.
----
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
24_041-49-S
25_072-04 S
Gasket, exhaust (2)
Stud, MBx1.25x33 (4)
PA-CV730 0018Replacement Engine
24782-23
Miniblock
24_755-113-S Gasket Set
DESCRIPTION
Kit, carburetor w/gaskets
(Includes 2-4)
Gasket, carburetor
Carburetor assembly
(For information only not
available separately)
(Service with kits 24-757q 8S, 24 757q 9S, 24 757-20_
S, 24_757_21uS,24 757-22_S
& fuel bowl 24-234_02_S)
Gasket, air cleaner base
Stud, M6x1.0x95 (2)
Nut, hex. flange M6x1.0 (2)
Clip, cable
Line, fuel 12-1/2"
Clamp, hose (6)
Screw. hex. cap M6x1.7x18
(2)
Pump, fuel - pulse
Nut, plastic (2)1324-353-03S Line, fuel 105/8"
14
15 353_04_S Line, fuel 11q/2"
15
24_050_02_S Filter, fuel
NOT ILLUSTRATED
-24 234 02-S Bowl, fuel
-24 757_18_S Kit, overhaul w/gaskets
-24 757_19_S Kit, choke repair w/gaskets
-24 757_20_S Kit, gasket
-24 757_21uS Kit, accelerator pump repair
-24_757_22_S Kit, solenoid replacement
w/gaskets
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.
inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm
57
58
SUGGESTED
GUIDE
_
FOR SIGHTING
SLOPES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
ARNING: To avoid serious injury_ operate your tractor up and
down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow
slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent
tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree
trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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