Craftsman 917.254750 Owner`s manual

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OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
917.254750
®
Caution:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules
and Instructmns
Before Operating
This Equipment
12.5 HP OHV
ELECTRIC START
38" MOWER DECK
5 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTOR
. Assembly
• Operation
- Customer Responsibilities
o Service and Adjustment
• Repair Parts
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SAFETY
Practices RULES
for Ride-On
Safe Operation
Mowers
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OFAMPUTATING HANDS AND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS,
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH,
1.
GENERAL
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Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual
and on the machine before starting
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the
instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of ob ects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc.
wh{ch could be picked up and thrown by the b ode+
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
took down and behind before and while backing
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point
it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the
entire grass catcher or the guard in place
Slow down before turning.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is net 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.
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
,
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OPERATION
III.
CHILDREN
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Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adulL
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
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Before and when backing, iook behind and down for small
children.
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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.
IV.
SERVICE
Use extra care Jnhandting 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 refue+ing+ 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.
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..
II.
SLOPE
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Keep nuts and boits, 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 ar e subject to wear, damage, and
deterioration, which coufd expose moving parts or allow
objects to be thrown: Frequently check components and
repIace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when nec+
essary.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut+ Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them
OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to toss-of-control and tipover
accidents, which can result in severe injury or death+ Air slopes
requlre extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel
uneasy on it, do not mow it+
DO:
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
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Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps+ Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine Tall grass can hide obstacles+
Use slow speed Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
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Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine..
•
Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual Do not
make sudden changes in speed or direction
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Avoid starting or stopping on a slope+ ff tires lose traction,
disengage the bSades and proceed slowly stralghtdown the
slope.
DO NOT:
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Do not turn on slopes untess necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradualfy downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments+ The
mower could suddenty turn over if a wheel is over the edge
of a cliff or ditch, or if anedge 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.
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Check brake operation frequently.
required
I
tant
safety
precautions,
tt means
CAUTION!!t
BECOME ALERT!!!
YOUR
Look for this
symbol to point out imporSAFETY
IS INVOLVED.
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CAUTION:
Always
disconnect
spark
contact spark plug in order to prevent
plug
wire andstarting
place wire
where
it cannot
accidental
when
setting
up,
transporting,
adjusting
or making
repairs,
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PRODUCT
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a Sears
tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and
performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest Sears Service
Center/Department.
We have competent, well-trained
technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this
tractor,
Please read and retain this manual.
HORSEPOWER:
t 2,5
GASOLINE CAPACITY:
5 QUARTS
UNLE.ADEDREGULAR
OIL (3,0 PINT CAPACITY):
SAE 30
5W-30
SPARK PLUG (GAP.030 IN.):
CHAMPION RJ-19LM
STD361458
VALVE CLEARANCE:
INTAKE:
.005 - °007 IN.
EXHAUST: .00g - ,011 IN.
GROUND SPEED:
FORWARD:
1st
1.10
2nd
200
3rd
3.00
4th
4.2O
5th
5OO
REVERSE: 1.50
(Above 32°F)
(Below 32°F)
The instructions wilt
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the SAFETY RULES',
MODEL
NUMBER
SPECIFICATIONS
917254750
SERIAL
NUMBER
DATE OF PURCHASE
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERS WILL BE FOUND
ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT,
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TIRE PRESSURE:
FlUeNT:
REAR:
CHARGING
5 AMPS @ 3600 RPM
SYSTEM:
BLADE BOLT TORQUE:
MAINTENANCE
14 PSI
10 PSI
30-35 FT. LBS.
AGREEMENT
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 arrestor is used it should be maintained
in effect ve working order by the operator.
A Sears maintenance agreement is available on this product. Contact your nearest Sears store for details,
CUSTOMER
MPH
MPH
MPH
MPH
MPH
MPH
RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules.
tn 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 arrestor for the muffler is available
through your nearest authorized service center (See the
REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and
using your tractor
Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this manual.
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
ON ELECTRIC
START RIDING EQUIPMENT
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, if this riding equipment is maintained, lubricated and tuned up according to the
instructions in the owner's manual, Sears will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts found to be defective in material or
workmanship
This Warranty does not cover:
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Expendable items which become worn during normal use, such as blades, spark plugs, air cleaners and belts.
Tire replacement or repair caused by punctures from outside objects, such as nails, thorns, stumps, or glass_
Repairs necessary because of operator abuse, negligence, improper storage or accident or the failure to maintain the
equipment according to the instructions contained in the owner's manual.
Riding equipment used for commercial or rental purposes,
LIMITED 90 DAY WARRANTY
ON BATTERY
For 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,
WARRANTY SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT
IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING
IN THE UNITED STATES,
THE RIDING EQUIPMENT
TO THE NEAREST
SEARS SERVICE
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
OPERATION ...........................................................
10-13
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ......................................
14
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 18-23
STORAGE ....................................................................
24
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................
25-26
REPAIR PARTS - TRACTOR ................................. 28-43
REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ..................................... 44-48
PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................... BACK PAGE
SAFETY RULES ............................................................
2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 3
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
..................... 3, 14-17
WARRANTY ...................................................................
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................
4
INDEX .............................................................................
4
TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................................... 5
ASSEMBLY ................................................................
7-9
INDEX
A
Accessories ......................................
5
Adjustments;
Brake ....................................
20
Carburetor ..................................
23
Mower
Front-To-Back .................
19
Side-To-Side .......................... 19
Throttle Control Cable
23
Air Filter, Engine ............................
17
Air Screen, Engine
17
Assembly .................................
7-9
B
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Battery:
Charging .......................
8
Cleaning .........................
t6
Installation ..............................
9
Levels ..................................
8,16
Preparation .............................
8
Starting with Weak Battery ........ 21
Storage ..............................
24
Terminals
Belt:
Motion Drive
......................
1
Removal!Replacement
...........
Mower Blade Drive
Removal/Replacement
..........
Blade:
Sharpening
.......................
Replacement ...................
Brake Adjustment
...................
6
20
E
Electrical:
Interlocks and Relays ................. 22
Schematic .................................
27
Wiring Diagram ........................... 28
Engine:
Air Filter
17
Air Filter Foam Pre-Cleaner ......... 17
Air Screen
.............................
17
Cooling Fins, Engine .................. 17
Oil Change .................................
16
Oil Level
12,16
Oil Type ..................................
16
Preparation ................................
12
Repair Parts .......................
44-48
Starting
13
Storage ................................
24
F
Filter:
Air Filter
...........................
17
Air Filter Foam Pre-Cleaner ....... t7
Fuel
17
Fuel:
Type .....................................
12
Storage ...................................
24
Fuse ............................................
22
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C
Carburetor Adjustment
23
Controls, Tractor .....................
10
Customer Responsibilities .......... t 4-17
Engine:
Air Filter ................................
17
Air Filter Foam Pro-Cleaner .... 17
Air Screen, Engine ................ 17
Battery
16
Cooling Fins, Engine ..........
'17
Engine Oil ..................
16
Fuel Filter ......................
17
Spark Plugs ...........................
17
Tractor:
Blade
15
Lubrication Chart ..............
14
Maintenance Schedule .......... 14
Tire Care ....................
8,15,21
Cutting Height, Mower ......................
11
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H
Hood Removal/Installation
L
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Leveling Mower Deck
Lubrication:
Chart ...........................
22
19
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14
M
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10-13
12
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5
3,38
Parking Brake ..............................
10-11
Parts Bag ...............................................
6
Parts, Replacement/Repair
........... 28-43
Product Specifications ........................... 3
R
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20
15
15
20
Operation .......................................
Operating Mower
Options:
Accessories
Spark Arrestor .......................
P
Maintenance
Mower;
Schedule ...................
14
Adjustment, Front-to-Back .........
Adjustment, Side-to-Side ..........
Blade Sharpening ....................
Blade Replacement ..................
Cutting Height ............................
Installation ..........................
Operation .................................
Removal ............................
Mowing Tips ...................................
Muffler ...........................................
t9
19
15
15
11
18
12
18
13
17
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Spark Arrestor .......................
3,38
O
Oil:
Cold Weather Conditions ...... 12,16
Engine ..............................
16
Storage ...................................
24
Repair Parts .........................
28-43
S
Safety Rules .....................................
2
Seat ..................................................
8
Service and Adjustments ............
18-23
Brake
20
Carburetor ...............................
23
Fuse ..................................
22
Hood Remova!/Installation
....... 22
Motion Drive Belt
Removat/Repiacement
........ 20
Mower Blade Drive Belt
Removal/Replacement
......... 20
Mower Adjustment
Front- to-Back .....................
19
Side-to-Side ......................
19
Mower Removal .......................
18
Tire Care ............................
8,15,21
Slope Guide Sheet .....................
51
Spark Plugs ....................................
17
Specifications ................................
3
Starting the Engine .....................
12-13
Steering Wheel ................................ 7,2'I
Stopping the Tractor .......................
11
Storage ......................................
24
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T
Throttle Control Cable
Adjustment ............................
23
Tires ............................................
8,I 5,21
Trouble Shooting Chart .............
Transaxle:
Repair Parts .......................
25-26
42-43
W
Warranty ..........................................
Wiring Diagram ................................
Wiring Schematic ........................
3
28
27
ACCESSORIES
AN
ATTACHMENTS
These accessories and attachments were available when the tractor was purchased, They are also available at most Sears retait outlets,
catalog and service centers. Most Sears stores can order these items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor,
ENGINE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
MUFFLER
AIR FILTER
GAS CAN
ENGINE OIL
STABILIZER
BLADES
BELTS
PERFORMANCE
Sears offers a wide variety of attachments that fit your tractor
you, This list was current at the time of publication; however,
may be made in these attachments, or some may no longer
accessories and attachments
that are available for your
Most of these attachments
attaching and detaching
Many of these are listed below with brief explanations of how they can help
it may change in future years - more attachments may be added, changes
be available or fit your model Contact your nearest Sears store for the
tractor.
do not require additional hitches or conversion
SNOW BLADE for snow removal only. !4-inch high, 424nch
wide blade clears 38-inch path when angled left or right. Raises,
lowers with side lever. Adjustable skids; replaceable, reversible
scraper bar. (Use with tire chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar
weighL)
PERMANEX
BAGGER fets you collect grass clippings and
leaves for a healthier, neater looking lawn. Two Permanex
containers hotd 30-gallon plastic bags
LAWN SWEEPERS
]el you collect grass clippings and feaves,
LAWN VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and
leaves
Wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to-reach
• places.
CARTS make hauling easy
SNOWTHROWER has 40-inch swath, Drum4ype auger handles
powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin
arrangement_ Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6-inch
diameter spout discharges snow 10 te 50 feet, Lift controlled at
tractor seat. (Use with chains, wheel weights, or rear drawbar
weight.)
Variety of sizes available
ROLLER for smoother fawn surface.
36-inch wide, 18-inch
, diameterwater-tightdrum
holdsupto3g01bs, ofwetght, Rounded
edges prevent harm to turf, Adjustable scraper automatically
cleans drum,
SPREADERiSEEDERS
killing easy. Broadcast
deqcers and sand
kits (those that do are indicated) and are designed for easy
TIRE CHAINS are henW duty; closely spaced extra-large cross
Iinks give smooth ride, outstanding tractionr
make seeding, fertilizing, and weed
spreaders are also useful for granular
WHEEL WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide needed traction for
snow removal or dozing heavy materials In pairs. (30 Ibs. each.)
CORING AERATOR takes small plugs out of soil to allow moisture and nutrients to reach grass roots, 36-inch swath, 24
hardened steel coring tips. 150 lb. capacity weight tray.
TRACTOR CAB has heavy duty vinyl fabric over tubular steel
frame, ABS plastic top; clear plastic windshield offers 360 degree
visibility, Hinged metal doors with catch, Keeps operator warm
and dry. Remove vinyl and windshields for use as sun protector
in summer. (Catalog only)
AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn, Tapered 2 5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-fnch diameter discs
puncture holes in soil at close intervals to tet moisture soak inSteel weight tray for increased penetration
Optional accessories
for tractor cab: tinted/tempered solid
safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper; 12-volt amber
caution light for mounting on cab top. (Catatog only,)
MULCH RAKE/DETHATCHER
loosens soil and flips thatch and
matted leaves to lawn surface for easy pickup, Twenty spring tine
teeth. Useful to prepare bare areas for seeding. Available for front
or rear mounting
TRACTOR COVER protects tractor from weather,
Made of
Evolution 3 fabric (water-repellent, extremely breathable, light
weight, soft, non-abrasive, pliable in all temperatures, durable,
stain/tear/puncture resistant, will not shrink or stretch.) (Catalog
only.)
SPRAYERS use 12-volt DC electric motor that connects to the
tractor battery or other 12wolt source,
includes booms for
automatic spraying when pulling, and hand heir wand for spot
spraying.
Wand has adjustable spray pattern. For applying
herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and liquid fertilizers.
TILLER has 5 hp engine and 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds,
cultivate, and compost garden residue. Titler has its own built-in
lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch.
Fits any lawn, yard, or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the
tractor drawbar and go[
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Steering
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Battery
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Battery
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Steering Wheel
Adapter
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Wheel
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Battery Caps
and Instructions
15 ° Slope Sheet
9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge
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(2) Keys
Steering
Bushing
(2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20
(2) Lock Washers
, ..........
size
17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4
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full
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(2) Washers
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When right and left hand is mentioned in this manual, it
means when you are in the operating position (seated
behind the steering wheel).
STEERING
BOOT
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON
UNPACK
STEERING
BUSHING
CARTON
TAB
SLOT
Remove att accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton (See page 6)
STEERING
Cut along dotted lines on carton, from top to bottom, all
four corners of carton and hay panels flat.
•
Check for any additional
remove
SHAFT
POSITION)
loose parts or cartons and
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BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID
ATTACH
STEERING
WHEEL
(See Fig. 1)
STEERING
(SHIPPING
POSITION)
Slide the steering bushing over the steering shaft.
•
Raise steering shaft forward until screw holes in dash
line up with steering bushing
install two (2) sheet
metal screws and tighten securely
FIG, 1
Position steering boot over steering shaft
•
Place tabs of steering boot over slots in dash and push
down to secure
.
Slide steering wheel adapter onto upper steering shaft.
Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing
straight forward
Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(heft to right) and slide onto adapter.
.
Assemblelarge flat washer and 3/8_24 hex Iocknut and
tighten securely
Snap insert into center of steering wheel
Remove protective plastic from tractor hood and grill
IMPORTANT:
CHECK
FOR AND REMOVE
ANY
STAPLES IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE
TRACTOR IS TO ROLL OFF SKID
(See Fig, 6)
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position
Release parking
pedal
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brake by depressing
clutch!brake
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position,
Roll tractor backwards off skid
Remove banding holding discharge guard up against
tractor
SHAFT
HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR
INSTALL
PREPARE
Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt.
BATTERY
(See Fig. 2)
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CAUTION: Wear eye and face shield°
Wash hands or clothing immediately if
accidentallyin
contact with battery acid.
Do not smoke, Fumes from
battery acid are explosive,
charged
Read the instructions Included with the
battery vent caps, Always wear gloves,
clothing and goggles to protect your
hands, skin and eyes,
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SEAT (See Fig. 3)
Remove cardboard packing on seat pan..
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Place seat on pan and assemble shoulder bolt.
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Assemble adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer
Ioosely_ Do not tighten°
•
Tighten shoulder bolt securely.
.
Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.
•
Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which
allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down
(See Fig° 6),
•
Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.
•
Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely.
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_
SEAT
SEAT PAN
See instructions packed with vent caps in parts bag.
Fill battery with acid. Fill each celt until it reaches the
bottom of the vent wells Do not overfill
•
SHOULDER
BOLT
Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty
minutes After standing, check the level of acid. If
below the vent wells, add more acid until the correct
levet is reached.
While battery is standing (after adding acid) and later, while
battery is being charged, continue with assembly of tractor
iMPORTANT:
TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR
BATTERY, tT iS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERY BE
CHARGED BEFORE USE FAILURE TO CHARGE
BATTERY CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED BATTERY
LIFE
•
Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour. Use
a 12 volt battery charger. Observe atl safety precautions
required for battery charging.
•
Check the acid level after the battery is charged, If the
acid has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or
iron free water.
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• FLAT WASHER
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
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CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for
shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for
best cutting performance,
Install the vent caps to cover the vent wells Wash the
top of the battery with water to remove any acid, then
wipe dry
.
Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no
damage has occurred in handling.
•
"- LOCK WASHER
Reduce tire pressure PSi shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATION on page 3 of this manual.
CHECK
DECK LEVELNESS
Dispose of excess battery acid Neutralize acid for
disposal by adding it to four inches of water in a five
gallon plastic container, Stir with a wooden or plastic
paddle while adding baking soda until the addition of
more soda causes no more foaming
For best cutting _esufts, mower housing should be properly
leveled.
See TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING
in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual
Fellow instructions on how to install battery.
CHECK
BELTS
cu'r AWAY ViEW
r CAP
PROPER
POSITION
OF ALL
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.
VENT WELL
CHECK
BA'r-£ERY
CELLACID
LEVEL
FIG, 2
FOR
8
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see
that the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST
BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
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ASSEMBLY
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INSTALL BATTERY
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Figs.
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ill
CAUTION: Do not short batter]/terminalso Before installing battery, remove
rings, etc.
metal bracelets, wristwatch
bands,
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.
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Lift seat to raised position.
•
Open battery box door.
Lower battery into battery box with battery terminals
toward front of tractor
•
Be sure battery drain tube is attached to battery box,
•
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery
terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex
nut as shown Tighten securely
•
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock
washer and hex nut. Tighten securely.
•
Close battery box door.
BATTERY
BOX DOOR
VENT CAPS
Open battery box door for:
FIG, 5
Inspection for secure connections
ware)
•
(to tighten hard-
/CHECKLIST
Inspection for corrosion
Testing battery
•
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW
TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE
THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFACTION FROM
THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
Jumping (if required)
Periodic charging.
BATTERY
BOX DOOR
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
CHECKLIST.
•/
All assembly instructions have been completed.
,/
No remaining loose pars in carton,
,/" Battery is properly prepared and charged.
1 hour at 6 amps).
(Minimum
V" Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely,
POSITIVE
(RED)
CABLE
/
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were over-inflated at the factory).
¢"
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side*to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results, (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling),
,,I
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
,/
Check wiring. See that al! connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
NEGATIVE
"_.
BLACK)
CABLE
LOCK WASHER
FLAT
WASHER
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA A TTENTtON TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
ITEMS:
HEX
BOLT
NEGATIVE
POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL
,/
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.
TERMINAL
FIG. 4
9
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ
THIS
OWNER'S
MANUAL
AND
SAFETY
RULES
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourselfwith
this manual for future reference°
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
BEFORE
OPERATING
YOUR
TRACTOR
the locations of various controls and adjustments,
IGNITION
SWIXCH
Save
LIFt'LEVER
PLUNGER
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
LIGHT SWITCH
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
CLUTCH/BRAKE
MOWER DECK
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
POSITIONS
]
EARSHIFT
LEVER
F|G. 6
Sears tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your
tractor
LIGHT SWITCH:
GEARSHIFT
tractor.
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
Turns the headlights on and off.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROl..:
controlling engine speed.
Used for starting and
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL:
Used for dec[utching
braking the tractor and starting the engine
PARKING BRAKE:
brake position.
Locks clutch/brake
LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of
and
iGNITION SWITCH:
engine,
pedal into the
10
Used for starting and stopping the
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating
your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend wide vision safety
mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasses, available at Sears Retaii or
Catalog stores.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING
BRAKE
(See Fig. 7)
•
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold
•
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
remain in "BRAKE" position° Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure..
IGNITION
KEY.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility,
always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH LEVER
='ENGAGED"
POSITION
CAUTION:
Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
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TO USE THRO'Fi'LE
•
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate and the engine cooling air flow.
•
Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance
TO MOVE FORWARD
PARKING
BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
AND BACKWARD
(See
Fig. 6)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
gearshift lever.
GF.AR-
LEVER
(See Fig. 7)
Always operate engine at full throttle
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
THROTTL_
CHOKE
CONTROL
CONTROL
LEVER
•
Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position.
•
Move gearshift lever to desired position
,
Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP
BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS, FAILURE
TO DO SO WiLL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR
TRANSAXLE,
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL "DRIVE"
PARKING BRAKE
"DISENGAGED"
POSITION
POSITION
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT (See
Fig. 6)
FIG, 7
STOPPING
The position of the attachment
cutting height,
(See Fig. 7)
MOWER BLADES •
Move attachment clutch lever to "DISENGAGED"
sition
po-
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position.
•
Move gearshift lever to "NEUTRAL" position.
ENGINE •
Move throttle control to "SLOW" position
•
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key,
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use
•
Never use choke to stop engine,
•
Grasp lift lever
•
Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2to 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.
GROUND DRIVE ,
lift lever determines the
11
.
The average lawn should be cut approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and over3 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.
OPERATIC
=, =
TO OPERATE
MOWER
(See Fig. 8)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to _eave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine
•
Select desired height of cut,
•
Engagemower
by slowly moving attachment clutch
lever to ENGAGED" position
TO STOP MOWER * Move attachment clutch lever to
"DISENGAGED" position.
.
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH
"DISENGAGED"POSITION
LEVER
1,
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
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•
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickIy to brake position and engage parking
brake
•
Move gearshift lever to 1 st gear and be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart
movement
•
To restart movement, slowly release parking brakeand
clutch/brake pedal
•
Make all turns slowly
TO TRANSPORT
without either the entire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the disCAUTION: Do not operate the mower
charge guard In place°
l&
=ul,i
•
Raise attachment lift control to highest position
o
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift
lever is in ' NEUTRAL" position,
•
Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH
BEFORE STARTING
ATTACHMENT
LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
CHECK
LOW
POSITION
ENGINE
THE ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
(See Fig, 14)
•
The engine in your tractor has been shipped from the
factory, already filied with summer weight oil,
•
Check engine oil with tractor on ievel ground
•
Remove oil fill dipstick and wipe cle_q, replace and
screw cap tight, wait for a few secones, remove and
read oil ievel tf necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark
on dipstick is reached Do not overfill.
•
For cold weather operation you shouid change oil for
easier starting (see "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Customer Responsibilities section of this manual).
•
To change engine oil, see the Customer ResponsibiIF
ties section in this manual
ADD GASOLINE
•
Fill fuel tank
Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded
gasoline (Use of leaded gasoiine will increase carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life)
iMPORTANT;
WHEN OPERATING iN TEMPERATURES
BELOW 32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
STARTING
R,H,
RUNNER
DISCHARGE
WARNING:
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of
acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer, Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and 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,
GUARD
FIG. 8
TO OPERATE
ON HILLS
CAUTION:
Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope,
.
CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank
filler neck. Do not overfill Wipe off any
spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or
use gasoline near an open flame.
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills
•
If slowing is necessary,
slower position
move throttle control lever to
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OPERATmON
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TO START
H, .....................
ENGINE
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(See Fig. 7)
When starting engine for the first time or if engine has
run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine°
,
Depress the clutch/brake
brake
•
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL"
•
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
•
Move throttle control lever to "CHOKE" position for
cold engine startr
For warm engine start, move
throttle control to "FAST" position_
,
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•
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
•
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the
right so that clippings will discharge away from
shrubs, fences, driveways, etc, After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left
hand turns until finished (See Fig_ 9).
pedal and set the parking
position.
positiono
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'"
_'_
Turn ignition key clockwise to "START" position and
release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run
starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds
per minute. If engine does not start after several
attempts, move throttle control to "FAST" position,
wait a few minutes and try again..
When engine starts, move throttle control to desired
position.
Allow engine to warm up for a few minutes before
engaging drive or attachment clutch.
NOTE: tf at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold
temperatures (below 32 ° F), the carburetor fuel mixture
may need to be adjusted for best engine performance.
See TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual.
•
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice
to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried
clippings, Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
MOWING
•
Do not mow grass when it is wet
plug mower and leave undesirable
grass to dry before mowing.
,
Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing
to assure better mowing performance and proper
discharge of material.
Regulate ground speed by
selecting a low enough gear to give the mower
cutting performance as well as the quality of cut
desired-
,
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the attachment being used.
FIG, 9
TIPS
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to tractor.
•
Mower should be properiy leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service and Adjustments
section of this
manual.
•
Use the runner on the right hand side of mower as
a guide,
The biade cuts approximately
an inch
outside the runner (See Fig, 8).
•
The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.
13
Wet grass will
clumps. Allow
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
FILL iN DATES
AS YOU COMPLETE
REGULAR SERVICE
SERVICE
Check Brake
......
Operation
Check Tire Pressure
DATES
........
i
T
Checkfor Loose Fasteners
AR
Sha!l_en/Replace Mower
Blades.............
...........
C
Lubrication Cha.rt..............
v',
V"
m Check Battery Level/Recharge
0
Clean Battery andTerminaIs
a
Check Transmission Cooling
!v'.......
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L ......
Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension
V'_
Adjust Motion Drive Bett(s) Tension
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......
Check Engine Oil Level
E
N
......
!$4_'...................
_2._
G
CleanAir Screen
Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester
!
Replace Oil Filter 0f equipped)
N
0/#
Change Engine Oit
Clean Air Filter
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e"
........
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_
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace Spark PIug
H=
RepfaceAir Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace Fuel Filter
1 ,. Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient
2 ,. Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty eondltlons
GENERAL
femperatutes
3., If equipped with oil fi_far, change oil every 50 hours
4 ,. Replace btades more often when mowing _n sandy soil
5 - If equipped with adjusfable system
LUBRICATION
RECOMIV1ENDATIONS
CHART
(_) SPINDLE ZERK ----'-If'-----'-_F-_
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 mainrain tractor as instructed in this manual.
(If equipped)
_..,.,,.,,,,,.....,....._
SPINDLE
ZERK (_)
(I f equipped)
® FRONT
WHEEL4_'_ ...............
i/I".._PRONT
WHEEL
®
B_,R,.G
ZERK
_1
"-.. [-_ BEAR,NG
ZERK
Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to
properly maintain your tractor.
t
All ad ustments in the Service and Adjustments section of
th s manual shou d be checked at east once each season
•
Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean
or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for
wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure
proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better
and last longer.
BEFORE
®
CLUTCH
PIVOT(S)
EACH USE
•
Check engine oil Ievel.
•
Check brake operation.
,
,
Check tire pressure..
Check for loose fasteners.
(_) SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL API - SG
®
GENERAL
PURPOSE GREASE
(_) REFER TO CUSTOMER
14
RESPONSIBILITIES
"ENGINE"
SECTION
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT OILER
GREASE
THE PIVOT POINTS
WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS
VISCOUS
LUBRI*
CANTS WILL AT'IRACT
DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN
THE L_FE OF THE SELF-LUBRiCATING
BEARINGS.
IF YOU
FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED,
USE ONLY A DRY, PewDERED GRAPHITE
TYPE LUBRICANT
SPARINGLY_
ASSEMBLY
BRAKE OPERATION
_
MANDREL
If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear_ than brake must be adjusted.
(See TO ADJUST BRAKE in the Service and Adjustmerits section of this manual)
TRAILING
EDGE
TIRES
Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
on page 3 of this manual).
o
Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber
4=
Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage
BLADE
)
LOCK WASHER
_"
CARE
FIG. 10
TO SHARPEN
Do not attempt to sharpen blades while they are on the
REMOVAL
(See Fig. 11)
•
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 wil{ need a 5/8" diameter
steel bo_t, pin, ora cone baiancer (When using a cone
balancer, follow the instructions supplied with baF
ancer)
•
Replace bent or damaged blades
BLADE
BLADE
Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An
unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine
mower
•
HEX BOLT (GRADE 8)*
_A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE
IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD,
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp The
blades can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel,
We suggest they be sharpened or replaced after every 25
hours of mowing Check blades more often if mowing in
sandy conditions
.
°
(See Fig. 10)
•
Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades
•
Remove hex bolt, lock washer and fiat washer securing
blade.
•
Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up
towards deck as shown.
Slide blade on to an unth readed 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 b_ade moves downward,
sharpen the heavy end until the biade is balanced
Reassemble hex boit, lock washer and flat washer in
exact order as shown
NOTE; Do not use a nail for balancing blade The lobes of
the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.
•
Tighten boft securely (30-35 FL Lbs torque)
IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT 1SGRADE 8 HEAT TREATED
CENTER HOLE
BLADE
S/8" BOLT
OR PiN
FIG. 11
15
CUSTO
BATTERY
RESPONSi
(See Fig. 12)
mLmT ES
SAE VISCOSITY
GRADES
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normat use. However, periodic charging of the
battery with an automotive charger will extend it's life.
•
Acid solution level in each battery ceil should be even
with bottoms of vent wel{s. Add only distilled or iron free
water if necessary. Do not overfill.
•
•
•
Keep battery and terminals clean.
Keep battery bolts tight,
Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open.
•
Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
FIG. 13
NOTE; Although muLti-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30, etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils
will result in increased oil consumption when used aboe
32°C. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid
possible engine damage from running low on oil,
-
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause
the battery to "leak" power.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and
every 25 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the
tractor is not used for 25 hours in one year,
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine
and after each eight (8) hours of continuous use. Tighten
oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil
level
Open battery box door
Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor
Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of
baking soda to one gallon of water. Be careful not to get
the soda solution into the cells.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 13 and 14)
Determine temperature range expected before oil change
All oil must meet AP! service classification SG.
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright..
Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BATTERY" in the
Assembly section of this manual).
CUT AWAY VIEW
VENT
WELL
•
Be sure vehicle is on level surface.
•
-
Oil will drain more freely when warm
Catch oil in a suitable container
•
Remove oil fill dipstick Be careful not to aNow dirt to
enter the engine when changing oil
•
Remove drain plug.
•
After oil has drained completely, replace oi! drain plug
and tighten securely
•
Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube Pour
slowly, Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see
'PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
on page 3 of this
manual
•
Use gauge on oil fill dipstick for checking level Be sure
dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading
Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick
BATTERY
LEVEL
FIG. 12
COVER KN(
V-BELTS
AIR
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after I00 hours of
operation and rep{ace if necessary. The be{ts are not
adjustable_ Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.
TRANSAXLE
ENGINE OIL FILLER
CAP AND DIPSTICK
COOLING
AIR SCRE!
Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which
can restrict cooling.
ENGINE
AIR
CLEANER
BODY
LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent o!1 rated with API service
classification SG
Select the oils SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature,
OIL DRAIN PLUG
FIG. 14
16
CUSTO
AIR FILTER FOAM PRE-CLEANER
E
RESPONSUBHLITtES
(See Fig, 14)
SCREW -'_'_1
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged by
using a dirty air filter, Remove cartridge every 25 hours of
operation and tap to clean, Replace paper cartridge once
a year or after every 100 hours of operation, more often if
used in very dusty, dirty conditions,
.
Remove knobs and cover
_
_
HOUSING
BLOWER
,_
_
SCREW
Remove foam pre-cleaner etement by sliding it off of
the paper cartridge.
NOTE'. Do not attempt to clean or oil the paper cartridge,
Replace paper cartridge once a year or after every 100
hours of operation; more often if used in very dusty or dirty
conditions,
AIR
CLEANER
COVER
SCREWS
J
•
•
Wash foam pre-cteaner in liquid detergent and water
•
Wrap foam pro-cleaner in cloth and squeeze dry
°
Lightly coat foam pre-cleaner with clean engine oil,
Squeeze in towel to remove excess oil Do not saturate.
3ASKETS
CARBURETOR
TUBE
SPARK
PLUG
install foam pre*cleaner over paper cartridge
•
BREATHER
TUBE
CYLINDER
HEAD
COVER
Reassemble cover and tighten knobs securely
AIR SCREEN
FIG. 15
(See Fig. 14)
The engine air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to
prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a
wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn
dried gum fibers
IN-LINE
ENGINE
•
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line.
•
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned
•
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
COOLING
FINS (See Fig. 15)
Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to
prevent engine damage from overheating.
Hood and
engine b!ower housing must be removed to clean engine
cooling fins
•
Remove hood (see "TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual)
•
Remove screws securing air cleaner body and remove (Cover carburetor opening to prevent entry of
dirt).
o
FUEL FILTER
(See Fig. 16)
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor,
replacement is required
CLAMP
CLAMP
Remove oil fill dipstick and cover opening to prevent
entry of dirt,
Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing
off engine
•
Use compressed air of stiff bristle brush to thoroughly
clean engine cooling fins
•
To reassemble, reverse above procedure.
FUEL F_
Be certain carburetor tube, breather tube and gaskets
are in place
FIG. 16
CLEANING
MUFFLER
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if
equipped) as it coufd create a fire hazard and!or damage
SPARK
PLUGS
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
comes first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual
•
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter
•
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
oil, etc
•
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your
tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and
carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine
can result in a shortened engine life.
17
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
CAUTION:
BEFORE
Depress
_
PERFORMING
ANY SERVICE
OR ADJUSTMENTS:
clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brakes
Place gearshift lever in "NEUTRAL" position,
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
w
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it can not come in contact with
plugo
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TRACTOR
_J_
TO REMOVE
MOWER
SEE NOTE ABOVE
TRUNN1ON
(See Fig. 17)
OSIT1ON
Mower wiil be easier to remove from the right side of tractor,
•
•
Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its
lowest position.
.
Roll belt off engine pulley,
•
Disconnect clutch rod from clutch lever by removing
retainer spring
•
Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets
by removing retainer springs,
•
Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer
springs
•
CORRECT
PARALLEL
CLUTCH
ROD
Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms, Slide mower
out from under tractor,
RETAINER
SPRING
IMPORTANT:
tF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE
MOWER tS TO BE MOUNTED TO THE TRACTOR, THE
R,H. AND L H, SUSPENSION ARMS MUST BE REMOVED
FROM TRACTOR,
TO INSTALL
MOWER
(See Fig. 17)
•
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position,
•
Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right
side of tractor
•
RETAINER
SPRINGS
IER
SPRINGS
Lower lift lever to its lowest position.
Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions,
NOTE: The mower clutch rod has a trunnion that has been
preset at the factory for optimum mower performance DO
NOT MOVE THE TRUNNION ON THE CLUTCH ROD. If
for any reason the trunnion has been moved on the clutch
rod, it must be reset to correct position (parallel with clutch
rod) and measure 10-t 1/32" (Check dimension on edge of
flat work surface as shown)
Be sure to tighten trunnion nut securely against trunnion
after making any adjustments
FIG, 17
18
SERVMCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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,
TO LEVEL MOWER
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HOUSING
Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or
driveway.
Make sure tires are propedy inflated (See
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS' on page 3), If tires are
over or under inflated, you wilt not properly adjust your
mower.
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 18 and 19) You will need two (2) standard 2 x 4 short pieces of wood
to make the following adjustment, Similar blocks measuring 1-1/2" thick may also be used.
,
Raise mower with attachment lift control to allow two
(2) 1-1/2" thick biocks to be placed under rear edge of
mower directly behind mandrel&
•
Lower mower deck to its lowest height of cut position
(See"TOADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT" inthe
........
•
Pull down firmiy on suspension arm to remove any
slack in pivot bracket and hold while tightening rear
fastener first to secure Tighten remaining fasteners.
,
Repeat procedure on other side of tractor
•
Raise mower with attachment _ift control and remove
blocks from under mower.
(See Figs 20 and 21)-
IMPORTANT= DECK MUST BE LEVEL S1DE-TO-SIDEo IF
THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS
NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS
EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TOSIDE.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/4" to
3/4" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest
position
Check adjustment on right side of tractor Measure distance "D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom
edge of mower housing as shown
•
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length Both links should
be approximately 10_3/8".
Operation section of this manual).
On both sides of tractor, loosen, but do not remove, the
fasteners securing the adjustable pivot brackets to
frame° Both brackets must be loose enough to move
freely.
•
.
FRONT-TO-BACKADJUSTMENT
•
•
•
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
links.
To raise front of mower, loosen nut"F" from trunnion on
both front links Tighten nut "E" on both front links an
equal number of turns
e
PLACE TWO (2) 1-1/2" THICK BLOCKS UNDER REAR EDGE OF
DECK (Use wood 2 x 4's or equivalent)
When distance "D" is 1/4" to 3/4" lower at front than
rear, tighten nut"F" against trunnion on both front links,
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
/
MANDREL
FIG. 20
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL
tN LENGTH
_._,_
MOWERMUSTBE IN LOWEST
HEIGHT
OF CUTPOSITION
FIG, 18
ADJUSTABLE
PIVOT
BRACKET\
SUSPENSION
ARM\
\
_.j
j_
FASTENERS
__
NUT "E"
PULL DOWN AND
TIGHTEN REAR
FASTENER FIRST
FRONT LINKS
FIG. 19
19
TRUNNION
FIG, 21
TO REPLACE
(See Fig. 22)
MOWER
BLADE
DRIVE BELT
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without
tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking
brake, For assistance, there is a belt installation guide
decal on the mower housing.
BELT REMOVAL •
•
Place attachment dutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
Move attachment lift Iever forward to lower mower to
its lowest position.
•
Roll belt off engine pulley,
•
Disconnect R.H, suspension arm from
bracket by removing retainer spring.
•
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys°
NUT•A"
rear deck
•
Pull belt away from mower,,
BELT INSTALLATION •
Install new belt in reverse order of removal
•
Make sure belt is in all pultey grooves and inside atl
belt guides°
MANDREL
Roll. SUSPENSION
ARM
ENGINE
FIGo 23
PULLEY
TO REPLACE
MOTION
DRIVE
BELT (See
Fig. 24)
Park the tractor on level area, Engage parking brake.
For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on
bottom side of left footrest°
•
Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this
section of this manual).
•
Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.
•
Remove belt from engine pulley,
•
Roll be_t over top of transaxle puJley_
.
Install new belt by reversing above procedure.
PULLEYS
RETAINER
SPRING
IMPORTANT:
REPLACE
IN THIS MANUAL.
ONLY
WITH
BELT
LISTED
/
MANDREL
PULLEY
FRAME
FIG. 22
TO ADJUST
BRAKE
(See Fig. 23)
Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxleo
tf tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance
at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.
•
Depress ctutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake_
Measure distance between brake operating arm and
nut "A" on brake rod,
•
CLUTCHINC
if distance is other than 1-1/2", disengage parking
brake, loosen jam nut and turn nut "A" until distance
becomes 1-1/2'L Retighten jam nut against nut "A",
•
Engage parking brake and recheck distance,
•
Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated
above., Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is
still greater than six (6) feet in highest gear, further
maintenance is necessary. Contact your nearest authorized service center.
PULLEY
STATIONARY
IDLER
ENGINE
PULLEY
FIG. 24
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TO ADJUST
_
STEERING
WHEEL
ALIGNMENT
11 = ,,uJ
FOR REPAIRS
Btock up axle securely.
•
Remove axte cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel remova_ (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
•
Repair tire and reassemble
•
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key,
•
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove
•
Replace axle cover.
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,1
,
BA'rTERY
.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good
CHASStS GROUND, away from fuel tank and battery
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •
o
BLACK cable first from chassis and fully charged
battery
RED cable fast from both batteries.
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
WASHERS
RETAINING
RING
Q
=
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged.
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency
starting, fotlow this procedure:
IMPORTANT:
YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A
12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUNDED SYSTEM. THE OTHER
VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE
GROUNDED SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES
•
Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery, taking care not to short
against chassis
•
Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATtVE (_) terminal of fully charged battery
(See
•
H"H," ¸'
CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from batteries.
Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
TOE-IN/CAMBER
WHEEL
,,
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
(See Fig. 26)
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 authorized
service center.
TO REMOVE
Fig. 25)
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ADJUSTMENTS
,1,
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembiy
section of this manual.
FRONT WHEEL
i
f
AXLE COVER
SQUARE KEY
(REAR WHEEL ONLY)
FIG. 25
CHARGED
BATTERY
POSITIVE TERMINAL
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
FIG, 26
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ADJUSTMENTS
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FUSE (See Fig. 27)
TO REMOVE
fuse holder is located in the engine compartment, directly
in front of the dash
HOOD AND GRILL
(See Fig. 28)
CAUTION: Muffler is hot. Be careful
when removing retainer springs from
hood pivot brackets,
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O
FUSE
HOLDER
i/
•
Raise hood.
.
Unsnap headlight wire connector.
•
Remove retainer springs from hood pivot brackets.
o
Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt
forward and lift off of tractor°
•
To reinstall, slide hood pivot brackets into slots in
frame,, Replace retainer spring&
•
Reconnect headlight wire connector and close hood.
HEADLIGHT
CONNECTOR
HOOD
FIG. 27
TO REPLACE
HEADLIGHT
BULB
•
Raise hood,
•
Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the
grill,
•
Replace butb in holder and push bulb holder securely
back into the hote in the backside of the grili,
Close hood,
•
INTERLOCKS
AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run
poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting,
•
REMOVE
RETAINER
SPRINGS
Check wiring, See the electrical wiring diagram in the
Repair Parts section of this manual.
FIG. 28
22
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•
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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ENGINE
CONTROL
CABLE
•
The throttle control has been preset at the factory and
adjustment should not be necessary Check adjustment as
described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is
necessary, proceed as follows:
•
With engine no!, runningl, move throttle control lever
from 'SLOW to CHOKE position Slowly movelever
from "CHOKE" to "FAST" position.
•
Check that hole in throttle lever and hole in plate line up.
If holes "A" are not aligned, loosen clamp screw and
move throttle cable until holes are aligned Tighten
clamp screw securely
CARBURETOR
1'
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1
TEST -
Move throttle control lever from "SLOW" to "FAST"
position° If engine hesitates or dies, turn high speed
mixture screw out (counterclockwise) 1/8 turn. Repeat
test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine
accelerates smoothly°
High speed stop is factory adjusted
damage may result.
Do not adjust
IMPORTANT:
NEVER TAMPER
WITH THE ENGINE
GOVERNOR,
WHICH IS FACTORY
SET FOR PROPER
ENGINE SPEED
OVERSPEEDING
THE ENGINE ABOVE
THE
FACTORY
HIGH
SPEED
SETTING
CAN
BE
DANGEROUS.
IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED
HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEARESTAUTHORtZED
SERVICE CENTER, WHICH HAS
PROPER EQUIPMENTAND
EXPERIENCETO
MAKE ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS.HIGH
SPEED
NEEDS
ADJUSTING,
CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT
AND
EXPERIENCE
TO MAKE
ANY
NECESSARY
ADJUSTMENTS
(See Fig. 29)
The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary
However, minor adjust*
ment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel,
temperature, altitude or load If the carburetor does need
adjustment, proceed as follows:
IDLE SPEED SCREW
In general, turning the mixture screws in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/
air mixture Turning the mixture screws out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a
richer fuel/air mixture
IMPORTANT:
DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE
SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREWS
ARE TURNED IN TOO TIGHT
PRELIMINARY
=m'U
ACCELERATION
TO ADJUST
THROTTLE
(See Fig. 29)
TO ADJUST
'l
PLATE
THROTTLE
CABLE
SETTING -
Be sure you have a clean air filter and the throttle
control cable is adjusted properly (see above)
SCREW
With engine off turn high speed mixture screw in
(clockwise) closing it finger tight and then turn out
(counterclockwise) 1-l/2 turns
HOLE"A"
•
Turn idle mixture screw in (clockwise) closing finger
tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn
FINAL SETTING Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes Make
final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion
control lever in "NEUTRAL" position
o
With throttle control lever in "FAST" position, turn high
speed mixture screw in (clockwise) until engine begins
to die then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine
runs rough Turn screw to a point midway between
those two positions
•
With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position, turn idle
mixture screw in (clockwise) until engine beginsto die
and then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs
rough. Turn screw to a point midway between those
two positions°
•
With throttle control lever in "SLOW" position, engine
should idle at 2100 RPM tfengine idles too slow, turn
idle speed screw in (clockwise).
.
If engine idles too fast in "SLOW" position, turn idle
speed screw out (counterclockwise).
/
THROTTE
LEVER
_FAST
IDLE
MIXTURE
SCREW
HIGH SPEED
MIXTURE SCREW
FIGo 29
23
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ENGINE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of
the season or if the tractor witt not be used for 30 days or
more
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FUEL SYSTEM
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IMPORTANT:
iT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING tN ESSENTIAL FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER,
FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO,
EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED
FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR
METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS
TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING
STORAGE_ ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL
SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
CAUTION: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark.
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.
o
Drain the fuel tank
•
Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and
carburetor are empty
•
Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Customer
Responsibilities section of this manual)
,
•
Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual).
Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual
Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products tn the
fuel tank or permanent damage may occur
Use fresh fuel next season
•
•
Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened lnspect moving parts for damage, breakage
and wear Replace if necessary
•
Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting_
•
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during 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 drain the gas tank and carburetor if us{rig fuet stabi{izer
ENGINE
OIL
Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine
oil
(See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities
section of this manual)
BATTERY
•
Fu}ly charge the battery for storage
•
After a period of time in storage, battery may require
recharging
CYLINDERS
•
Remove spark plug(s).
•
To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during
long periods of storage, battery cables should be
disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see "TO
CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual)
•
Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into
cylinder(s)
°
Turn ignition key to"START" posit{on for a few seconds
to distribute oil
•
Replace with new spark plug(s)
•
After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with battery
terminals
•
Be sure battery drain tube is secureiy attached
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
wilt cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE
AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
24
TROUBLESHOOTI
POINTS
,11
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Will not start
1
Out of fuel
2
3
4
5
6,
7.
Engine not "CHOKED"
Engine flooded
Bad spark plug
Dirty air filter.
Dirty fuel filter
Water tn fuel
8.
9
10
1,
2,
3
4,
5
6,
7.
properly
Loose or damaged Wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment.
Engine valves out of adjustment,
i
Hard to start
CORRECTION
8.
9
10
FIll fuel tank.
See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.
Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
Replace spark ptug
Clean/replace air filter
Replace fuet filter
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
Check attwirlng
Contact Sears Service Center/Department,
Contact Sears Service Center/Department,
,Hi
1
2
3
4
5
6
7,
8
Dirty air filter
Bad spark plug.
We_k or dead battery
D_rty fueI filter
Stale or dirty fuel
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustmentEngine valves out of adjustment,
1
2
3
4
5,
6
7,
8
Clean!replace air filter
Replace spark p_ug
Recharge or replace battery
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and refitt with fresh gasonne
Check nil wiring
Contact Sears Service CentedDepartment
Contact Sears Service Center/Department,
1
2,
3
4
Clutch/brake pedal not depressed
Attachment clutch ts engaged,
Weak or dead battery
BIawn fuse
5
6
7
8
9
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or damaged wiring.
Faulty ignition switch.
Faulty sofenoid or starter
Faulty operator presence switch(es)
1,
2
3,
4
5
6
7
8
9
Depress clutch/brake pedal,
Disengage attachment clutch,
Recharge or reptace battery
Replace fuse.
Clean battery terminals
Check at_wiring
Check!replace Ignition switch
Check/replace soJenold or starter,
Contact Sears Service Center/Department
Engine clicks but wtll not
start
1
2
3
4
Weak or dead battery.
Corroded battery terminals
Loose or ,damaged wiring
Faulty solenotd or starter
1
2,
3
4
Recharge or reptace battery
Clean batteryterminais
Check al_wir;_ng
Check/replace solenoid or starter
Lose of power
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Cutting too much grass/too fast,
Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower
Dirty air filter
Low oil level/dirty oil
Faulty spark pfug
Dirty fue_ filter
Stale or dirty fuel
Water in fuel
1
Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce
2,
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Adjust throttle control
Clean underside of mower housing
Cteantrep)ace air fiiter
Check oil leve!/change oil,
Clean and regap or change spark plug
Replace fuel filter
Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoitne
Drain fuel tank and carburetor, reflt_ tank with fresh
gasotine and repiace fuel fitter
Connect and tighten spark pfug wire,
Clean engine alr screen/fins
Clean/replace muffler
Check all Wffingr
Contact Sears Service Center/Department
Contact Sears Service Center/Department.
IHHH' 'H '"""' I lU
Engine will not turn over
10
11
12
13
14
15.
Excessive
vibration
Spark plug wire loose
Dirty engine air screen!fins
Dirty/c_ogged muffler.
Loose or damaged wiring
Carburetor out of adjustment
Engine valves out of adjustment,
1
2
Worn, bent or loose blade,
Bent blade mandrel
3
Loose/damaged
10
11
12
t3
14"
t5
1
2
3
part(s)
25
speed.
Replace blade Tighten blade best,
Replace blade mandrel.
Tighten loose part{s) Replace damaged parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING
POINTS
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...................
CORRECTION
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Engine continues to run
when operator leaves seat
with attachment clutch
1
Faulty operator-safety presence control system
1.
Checkwtrlng, switches and connections
If not
corrected, contact Sears Service Center/Department.
1.
2
Worn, bent or Ioose blade,
Mower deck not level
3,
4.
Buiidup of grass, Ieaves, and trash under mower,
Bent blade mandrel
5
Clogged mower deck vent hotes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
1
2
3
4
5
Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
Level mower deck.
Clean underslde of mower housing
Replace blade mandrelClean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Mower blades will not
rotate
1.
Obstruction
2
3.
4
Worn/damaged mower drive belt
Frozen Idler puttey
Frozen blade mandrel.
1
2
3
4
Remove
Replace
Replace
Replace
Poor grass discharge
1
2.
3.
4
Engine speed too slow
Travefspeed too fast
Wet grass.
Mower deck not level.
1
2
3
4
Place throttle control in "FAST" position.
Shift to s_ower speed.
PJtow grass to dry before mowing.
Level mower deck
5
6.
7
8
Low/uneven tlre air pressure
Worn, bent or loose btade
Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.
Mower drive belt worn
9
10
11
Blades improperly insta_ed
Improper blades used
Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of
grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.
engaged
Poor
cut * uneven
In clutch mechanism
5.
6
7
8,
9
10
11
obstruction.
mower drive belto
idler pulley
blade mandrel
Check tires for proper alr pressure.
Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bo_t.
Clean underside of mower housing
Replace mower drive belt.
Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
Replace with blades Hsted In this manual
Clean around mandrels to open vent hotes.
Headlight(s)
not working
(if so equipped)
1
2.
3
4
5
Switch Is "OFF"
Bulb(s) burned out.
Faulty light switch.
Loose or damaged wiring
Blown fuse
1
Turn switch "ON"
2
3
4
5
Replace bulb(s)
Check/replace tight switch
Check wiring and connections
Replace fuse
Battery wilt not charge
l
2.
Bad battery ce]!(s)
Poor cabie connections
1
2.
Replace battery
Check/clean altconnections
3
4
Faulty regulator (if so eqtJ_pped)
Faulty alternator
3
4
Replace regulator
Replace alternator
26
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
SCHEMATIC
BLACK
RED
BATTERY
r ......
RED
RED
} RED
WHITE
,
--,-tO
j
STARTER
' O_
K_Jk,J
BLACK
_
cLAcK
SOLENOID
WHITE
IGNITION
SWtTCH
I
_
......
= WHITE
1
(PEDAL UP)
BLACK
_!
BLACK
WHITE
i
I
_
_
I
BLACK
ATT'MENT
CLUTCH
(CLUTCH
OFF)
SEAT
SWITCH
(NOT OCCUPIED)
F "7
SPARK
PLUG F@
BLACK
Cf
IGNITION
UNIT
J
REGULATOR
ALTERNATOR
40 VOLTS
AC @ 3600 RPM
REGULATOR DISCONNECTED
ORANGE
:
,o.ow. @
sLAcK
tI, %
SWITCH (OFF)
IGNITION SWITCH
POSITION
OFF
I
CIRCUIT
M'"+ G
ON
I
B+ L
START
I
B+S
_-_-_
"'_
WIRING INSULATED CLIPS
'
NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED
CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR
SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY
SHOULD BE REPLACED TO
PROPERLY SECURE YOUR
WIRING
27
--0----
REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
--_
NON-REMOVABLE
CONNECTIONS
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
ELECTRICAL
A
9
12
C
13
E
D
t8
F
32
33
0
_15
34
31
17
19
\
\
3O
\
!
/
22
29
\
28
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
ELECTRICAL
KEY PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
t21265X
STD365402
124211X
133433
4207J
1322O2
108423X
129965
109596X
109081X
STD551125
73350400
74780408
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
3t
32
33
34
35
36
37
STD551225
STD541425
131563
109553X
STD601005
104445X
STD601005
121305X
121264X
74760412
STD551025
STD551125
STD541025
109310X
108824X
105687X
123620X
110712X
12744tX
7662J
I08236X
STD601005
136890
STD601005
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Battery, 12 Volt
Switch, Starter
Nut, Ignition
Harness, ignition
Cable, Ground
Cable, Battery
Cable, Battery
Battery Box
Clamp, Hose
Solenoid
Washer, Lock
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/4-20 UNC
Bolt, Hex, Fin.
t/4-20 UNC x 1/2 Grade 5
Washer
Nut
Cover, Terminal
Switch, Interlock
Screw
Switch, Interlock
Screw
Switch, Plunger
Cap, Battery
Boft, Hex Head 1/4-20 UNC x 3/4
Washer
Washer
Nut
Key, Ignition
Fuse, 30 Amp
Tube, Battery Drain
Cover, Key Switch
Switch, Light
Harness, Light Socket
Bulb, Light
Bracket, Switch, Interlock
Screw
Bracket, Switch, Interlock
Screw
A!l component dimensions given in U,S. inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
29
REPAIR PARTS
. - MODEL
12,5 HP 38" TRACTOR
CHASSIS
NUMBER
917.254750
AND ENCLOSURES
A
9
I
13
G
34
31
3O
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
CHASSIS
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917,254750
AND ENCLOSURES
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
135034
127866
17490612
4
5
6
7
STD523707
STD541437
124466X011
17490608
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
2751R
123042X012
5479J
122795X
121794X
124031X
17490608
15
74180512
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
STD541431
13t445X417
126938X
STD512505
STD551125
122933X
124479X
4921H
STD523707
19131312
STD541437
17490608
28
29
30
31
32
123915X
124029X
109872X417
109873X
17490612
33
34
35
36
38
105476X417
105475X417
STD533707
STD541437
134618
39
134617"
40
72140606
NOTE:
DESCRIPTION
Chassis
Drawbar
Screw, Thd, Roll.
3/8-t 6 x 3/4 Type TT
Bolt, Hex, Fin 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-I6 UNC
Saddle
Screw, Thd. Roll.
3/8-16 x 1/2 Type TT
Clip, Fuel Line
Dash
Plug, Button
Panel, Dash, LH
Cover, Access
Panel, Dash, RH
Screw, Thd. Roll.
3/8-16 x 1/2 Type TT
Screw, Machine, Threaded
5/16-I8 UNC x 3/4
Nut, Hex, Keps 5/16-18 UNC
Hood Assembly
Bumper, Hood
Bolt, Hex, Fin 1/4-20 UNC x 1/2
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring 1/4
Rivet, Ratchet, Nylon
Washer, Nylon ,28 x 75 x .19
Retainer, Spring
Bolt, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Screw, Thd Ro![
3/8-16 x 1/2 Type TT
Grill
Lens, Headlight Bar, Clear
Fender
Bracket, Fender
Screw, Thd Roll.
3/8-16 x 3/4 Type TT
Footrest, Perforated, LH
Footrest, Perforated, RH
BoJt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8q6 UNC
Bracket Assembly, Pivot, LH, Mower,
Rear
Bracket Assembly, Pivot, RH, Mower,
Rear
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 3/4
All component dimensions given in US
1 inch = 25.4 mm
31
inches
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
DRIVE
57
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
D
7O
_::::==-42
F
13
62
34
37
J
10
45
7 36
25
78
75
77
75
76
74
75
A
B
C
D
71
_79
72
E
F
18
G
1
H
67
_ 19_;_6o_ 68
32
I
33
REPAIR
PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
DRIVE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
l
127050X
2
3
4
5
6
110422X
123666X
12000028
121520X
17490512
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
106919X
133428
19151216
STD56t210
105701X
19091210
71040412
14
8TD551125
15
16
17
18
19
20
74760540
STD541431
121520X
STD523707
STD541437
17490512
21
22
23
106933X
131867
STD541437
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
STD541237
106888X
STD551037
STD561210
128904
124236X
109167X
127275X
STD523707
STD541437
122424X
120183X
STD551062
STD571810
123674X
STD523727
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO,
Transaxfe, Peerless, 5 Speed,
Model Number t43.930-009
Spring, Brake Return, Transaxle
PulIey, Transaxie
Ring, Retainer
Strap, Torque
Screw, Thd, Roll.
5/16-18 x 3/4 Type T
Plate, Shift Rod, Transaxle
Rod, Shifter
Washer 15/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 1
Washer, Shift Plate, Square Hole
Washer 9/32 x 3,/4 x 10 Gauge
Bolt, Hex, Fin.
1/4-28 UNF x 3/4 Grade 8
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helicat Spring
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
Bolt, Hex, 5/t6-18 x 2-1/2
Nut, Crowntock 5/16.-18
Strap, Torque
Bolt, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Screw, Thd. Roll.
5/16q 8 x 3/4 Type T
Knob
Rod, Brake
Locknut, Hex, with Washer Insert
3/8-16 UNC
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16 UNC
Spring, Brake Rod
Washer 13/32 x 13/t6 x 16 Gauge
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Rod, Parking Brake
Cap, Parking Brake
Bracket, Transmission
Keeper, Belt, LH
Boft, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNC x 3/4
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Shaft Assembly, Foot Pedat
Bearing, Nylon
Washer 2t/32 x t x 16 Gauge
Pin, RoJl 3/t6 x 1
Pultey, tdler, Flat
Bolt, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNC x 2-3/4
58
59
60
6I
447oj
10907OX
19131312
STD541437
105706X
11O812X
120o0039
127783
I23789X
t232O5X
STD523715
STD541437
STD551037
105710X
STD56t210
105709X
STD561210
125907X
127274X
104777X
19131312
17490612
62
63
64
65
8883R
134825
71170764
STD551143
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
129921
STD523710
19131312
STD541437
134683
STD523710
19132012
STD541437
10950lX
121749X
STD581075
123583X
121748X
STD551031
2228M
t/4
57
79
80
Spacer, Split
Keeper, Belt Retainer
Washer t3/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Bearing, Nylon .503 x ,628 x 1.25
Washer, Hardened
Ring, Klip
Putley, Idler, V_Groove
Belicrank Assembly
Retainer, Belt, Spring Style
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-16 UNC x 1-1/2
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 UNC
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge
Link, Clutch
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Spring, Clutch Return
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
V-belt, Ground Drive
Keeper, Belt, RH
Retainer, Belt, Chassis, LH
Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 12 Gauge
Screw, Thd Roll.
3/8-16 x 3/4 Type TT
Cover, Pedal
Pulley, Engine
Bolt, Hex 7/16-20 x 4 Grade 8
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring
7116
NOTE:
33
DESCRIPTION
Keeper, Belt, Engine, LH
Bolt, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNC x 1
Washer 13/32 x 13/i6 x 12 Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-I6 UNC
Guide, Belt, Mower, RH
Bolt, Hex, Fin. 3/8q6 UNC x 1
Washer 13/32 x 1-1/4 x 12 Gauge
Nut, Crownlock 3/84 6 UNC
Spacer, Spfit
Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Gauge
E-Ring
Key, Square 2.0 x, 1845/. 1865
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 11/32 x ! 1/16 x 16 Gauge
Key, Woodruff #9
All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
given in U.S inches
s_ _"_"__ss_L_
\
?.6
/
0
/
3t,
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
STEERING
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
ASSEMBLY
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
133741
131450
135227
135228
6266H
121748X
19272016
12000029
3366R
130468
STD551137
Steering Wheel
Axle Assembly, Front
Spindle Assembly, LH
Spindle Assembly, RH
Bearing, Thrust
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer 27/32 x 1-1/4 x I6 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bearing, Steering Column
Link, Drag
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring
12
13
14
15
73610600
!10438X
74011056
73601000
16
t7
I8
19
20
21
132624
132614
57079
124035X
126684X
STD551125
22
71070410
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
127501
I09816X
124036X
12000029
124034X
6266H
17490612
30
STD551137
Nut, Hex, Fin. 3/8-24 UNF
Spacer, Bearing, Front Axle
Bolt, Hex Head 5/8-11 UNC x 3-1/2
Locknut, Hex, Jam, with Washer
Insert 5/8-1! UNC
Pin, Axle 5/8 x 1,55/1 54 Large
Shaft Assembly, Steering
Washer, Thrust 515 x .750 x 033
Support, Shaft
Washer, Shim 1/4 x 5/8 x 062
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring
1/4
Screw, Hex Socket Head
1/4-20 x 5/8
Shaft Assembly, Pittman
Nyliner, Snap-In
Bracket, Steering
Ring, Klip
Gear, Sector
Bearing, Thrust
Screw, Thd Roll.
3/8-16 x 3/4 Type TT
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
736106OO
130465
126847X
19131416
STD561210
132196
STD611005
133742
19133808
STD541537
104820X
124417X
12t749X
121748X
12000029
121232X
Nut, Hex, Fin 3/8-24 UNF
Rod, Tie
Bushing, Tie Rod
Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Pin, Cotter 1/8 x 3/4
Bushing, Steering
Screw #10-16 x 1/2 Type B
Insert, Steering Wheel
Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Gauge
Nut, Center Lock 3/8-24 UNF
Adaptor, Steering Wheel
Boot, Steering
Washer 25/32 x lq/4 x !6 Gauge
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Cap, Spindle
3/8
NOTE:
3/8
All component dimensions given in U S inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
35
REPAnR PARTS
12,5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
B
C
\
26
2
15
12
A
B
C
D
E
13
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
tl
12
13
14
15
127436
t26656X
STD523707
19131210
2751R
STD541437
124181X
17490616
19131614
131451
121251X
121246X
121248X
72050411
121249X
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Seat
Bracket, Pivot, Seat
Bott, Hex, Fin. 3/8-16 UNCx 3/4
Washer t3/32 x 3/4 x 10 Gauge
Clip, Fuel Line
Nut, Crownlock 3/8q6 UNC
Spring, Seat
Screw, Thd, Roil,
3/8-16 x 1 Type TT
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Gauge
Pan, Seat
Strip, Foam
Bracket, Switch Mounting
Bushing, Snap
Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 1-3/8
Spacer, Sp_it
16
17
t8
121250X
123976X
STD511005
19
2O
21
22
23
24
25
26
73951000
4171R
105529X
STD541431
74780814
19171912
127018X
STD551150
NOTE:
36
DESCRIPTION
Spring
Locknut, Flange 1/4 Grade 5
Screw, Slotted Pan Head
#t0-32 x 1/2
Nut, Hex, Keps #10-32 UNF
Clip, Insulated
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18
Bolt, Hex, Fin. 1/2-13 x 7/8 Grade 5
Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge
Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 x .62
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring
1/2
All component dimensions given in U.S inches
I inch = 25.4 mm
REPAnR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
DECALS
9
18
6
\
3
7
8
8
7
4
10
'15
13
12
14
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
108456X
131265
124489X
124490X
132674
133644
129783
108631X
125880X
11
16
13
t7
DESCRIPTION
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Decal,
Deca!,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
Decal,
10 133796
11 4900J
12 109199X
I3
105809X
'14 130929
15 121343X
16 3713J
17 133179
18 132267
-135186
Decal, Caution
Decal, Clutch/Brake
Decal, V-Belt Drive Schematic
Decal, Chassis, 5 Speed/38"
Decat, Mower Drive Schematic
Decal, Danger
Decal, Rotating Blades
Decal, Mower QC System
Decal, Steering Wheel Insert
Manual, Owner's
KEY PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPTION
Operating Instruction
Lightbox, Grill
Hood, Craftsman, RH
Hood, Craftsman, LH
Grill, LT4000, Craftsman
Maintenance, Sears
Side Panel, 12,5 HP/OHV
11
Fender, Craftsman
WHEELS & TIRES
1
2
3
4
59192
65139
124157X
59904
5
6
7
8
9
10
106732X361
278H
9040H
106108X361
123969X
7152J
tI
104757X
Cap, Valve
Stem, Valve
Tire, Front
Tube, Tire, Front
(OPtional, Service Item Only)
Rim Assembly, Front
Fitting, Grease
Bearing, Flange
Rim Assembly, Rear
Tire, Rear
Tube, Tire, Rear
(Optional, Service Item Only)
Cover, Axle
NOTE: All component dimens{ons given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 254 mm
37
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
ENGINE
27
1
13
25
30
5
F
10
!2
7
28
29
A
B
C
D
23
E
G
2
16 _
Q9
19
38
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
ENGINE
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
132761
1772O41O
3
132504
4
5
6
7
122983X
101326L
17030808
101335K
_ _ .
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
11150400
19091416
STD551131
123528X
2949R
13280324
13200300
11050600
17490620
18
19
20
2t
22
23
24
25
26
105736X
105839X
105838X
STD551025
123650X
128953
STD601005
124027X
17490412
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
105037X
t24028X
121851X
127057X
109202X
123549X
123487X
DESCRIPTION
Control, Throttle
Screw, Hex Head, Thread Cutting
1/4-20 x 5/8 Type T
Engine, Tecumseh, 12,5 HP,
Model Number 143426t22
Muffler, Exhaust
Deflector, Muffler
Screw, Hex, Spidedock #8 x 1/2
Line, Fuel
Plug, Oil Drain
(Order From Engine Manufacturer)
Washer, Lock, Jnternal Tooth 1/4
Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Washer, Lock
Bolt, Hex Head
Gasket, Muffler
Nipple, Pipe 3/8 NPT x 3
Elbow, Standard 90 ° 3/8-18 NPT
Washer, Lock, External Tooth 3/8
Screw, Hex Head, Thd. Roll.
3/8-16 x lq/4 Type TT
Shield, Heat
Receptacle, 1/4 Turn
Retainer, 1/4 Turn
Washer
Stud, 1/4 Turn
Shield, Heat
Screw
Shield, Heat, Hood
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thd,
Roll_ 1/4-20 x 3/4
Strip, Foam
Bushing, Snap, Fuel Line
Spark Arrestor Kit
Strap, Hood
Tank, Fuel
Cap, Fuel Tank
Clamp, Hose
NOTE: All component dimensions given in UoS inches
1 inch = 25 4 mm
39
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
38" MOWER
- = MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
DECK
52
75
76
45
44,,
45
\
46
53
55
74
56
23
27
3
3
15
.----7
14 ¸
40
2_j221
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
38" MOWER
KEY PART
NO. NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
129365
STD541431
STD533107
7631J
t10485X
128774
129895
133172
9
10
11
127842
129962
STD551137
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
850857
128961
t06736X
106735X
105896X
110452X
106734X
19111016
105304X
128772
19111216
78158
STD624008
74600636
19131612
127218
73350800
130171
73800800
135388
135563
130832
134619
133840
129963
129206
73050900
131494
122052X
19131612
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
DECK
KEY PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
Mower Assembly, 38"
Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18
Bolt, Carriage 5/16_t8 x 3/4
Runner, LH
Ball Bearing, Mandrel
Housing Assembly, Vented Mandrel
Ball Bearing
Shaft and Bearing Assembly
(lnchJdes Key Number 7)
Blade, Mower, High Performance
Washer, Hardened
Washer, Lock, Heavy Helical Spring
3/8
Bolt, Blade 3/8-24 x t-1/4 Grade 8
Stripper, Mower
Shield, Deflector
Rod, Hinge
Bracket, Deflector, Mower
Nut, Push
Spring, Deflector
Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Cap, Sleeve
Runner, RH
Washer t 1/32 x 3/4 x 16 Gauge
Bolt, Mandrel
Retainer, Spring
Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-16 x 2-1/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Gauge
Link, Front
Nut, Hex, Jam 1/2-13
Trunnion
Nut, Crownlock 1/2-13
Lift, Link, RH
Pin, Spring 5/16-3/4
Suspension Arm, Rear
Link, Lift, LH
Idler Arm Assembly
Washer, Spacer
Pulley, Mandrel, Single
Nut, Flangelock 9/16
Pulley, Idler, Flat
Spacer, Retainer 1-3/4
Washer 13/32 x 1 x 12 Gauge
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
STD541437
131290
133502
133503
120183X
122507X
105767X
125631X
122365X
122364X
122512X
122514X
STD581062
19211416
131288
131289
STD560907
133551
133504
STD533717
133550
73350600
133205
STD624003
127498
128759
133573
106932X
121748X
12000029
128903
127845
127847
131870
130840
17490512
---
131455
130794
DESCRIPTION
Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16
Belt
Spacer, Retainer
Stiffener, idler Arm
Bearing, Nylon
Shaft Assembly, Lift
Pin, Groove
Grip, Handle
Button, Plunger
Plunger, Lever
Spring
Rod, Lever
E-Ring
Washer 21/32 x 7/8 x 16 Gauge
Rod, Brake, RH
Rod, Brake, LH
Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4
Rod, Pivot
Rod, Clutch, Secondary
Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4
Rod, Clutch, Primary
Nut, Hex, Jam 3/8-16
Trunnion 3/8-16
Retainer, Spring
Bushing
Spring
Primary Clutch Arm
Knob
Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Gauge
Ring, Klip
Bolt, Shoulder
Keeper, Spring
Secondary Clutch Arm
Spring, Return
Brake Assembly
Screw, Hex Head, Thd. Roll.
5/16-18x3/4
Mower Deck, Complete
Mandrel Assembly (includes Key
Numbers 5-8, 10-12, 39 and 41)
NOTE; All component dimensions
1 inch = 25.4 mm
41
given in UoS. inches
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
PEERLESS
TRANSAXLE
- MODEL
-- MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
NUMBER
21 -<,-0
27
-
I
so
3o
=//
4
69
11
57
74
48
37
42
REPAmR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
PEERLESS
REF PART
NO. NO,
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
17
18
20
21
22
23
25
772108
780086
770102
776260
776219
778139
778136
792136
784352
784355
778229
778113A
778221
778068
778260
786t39
786102
792077
792078
792079
788061
792073
26
792125
27 792035
28 788040
29 780072
30 780108
31 780001
32 792001
33 788051
34 780105A
35 7801I8A
36 790003
37 790007
38 790006
39
786026
40 792076
40A 792128
TRANSAXLE
- - MODEL NUMBER
- MODEL NUMBER
4360.06
REF PART
NO. NO.
DESCRIPI"ION
Cover, Transax/e
Bearing, Needle
Case, Transaxle
Shaft, Counter
Shaft and Pinion Assembly, Output
Gear, Output
Gear, Spur, 15 Teeth
Key
Collar, Shifter
Rod and Fork Assembly, Shift
Gear, Bevel, 42 Teeth
Bevel Pinion, Input
Gear, Bevel
Gear, Bevel Pinion
Gear, Ring
Pin, Drive
Spacer, Neutral
Bali, Steel, 5/16 diameter
Screw, Set 3/8-16 x3/8
Spring
Ring, Felt
Screw, Flanged Hex Head, Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 1.1/4
Ring, Retainer
(4 Required Package Of 2)
Ring, Retainer
Ring, Retainer
Washer, Thrust
Washer, Thrust
Washer
"O" Ring
Seal, Square Cut
Bushing, Flanged
Bushing, Flanged
Disk, Brake
Plate, Brake Pad
Pad, Brake
Pin, Dowel
Washer, FJat
Washer, Flat
917.254750
41
42
790047
792073
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
60
792075
790025
776315A
776135
774690
774691
778191
778124A
778t23A
778122A
778209
778230
778126A
778127A
778128A
778!63
786081
61
62
64
65
66
67
786082
786123
792074
780139
786067
792085
68
69
70
71
72
74
75
76
77
786086
780051
786118
788069
786116
786071
786072
780090
788075
DESCRIPTION
Lever, Brake
Screw, Flanged Hex Head, Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 1-!/4
Locknut 5/16-24
Holder, Brake Pad
Shaft, Brake, 4-Keyed
Shaft, Input
Axle 11-I5/16
Axle 16-1/2
Gear Spur, 37 Teeth
Gear Spur, 30 Teeth
Gear Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear Spur, 22 Teeth
Gear Spur, 19 Teeth
Gear Spur, t2 Teeth
Gear Spur, 20 Teeth
Gear Spur, 25 Teeth
Gear Spur, 28 Teeth
Gear, Spur, 31 Teeth
Chain, Roller
(Number 41 Chain, 24 Links)
Sprocket, 9 Teeth
Sprocket, 18 Teeth
Plug, Hex Head, Threaded 9/16-18
Washer, Thrust
Spacer
Screw, Flanged Hex Head, Thread
Forming 1/4-20 x 2-t/4
Bracket, Brake Lever
Washer, Thrust
Spacer
Seal, Square Cut
Disk
Spacer
Spacer
Washer, Thrust
Ring, Retaining
NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mm
43
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
TECUMSEH
ENGINE
- MODEL
NUMBER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
143.426122
243
19 2
210211
151
44
REPAIR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
TECUMSEH
REF PART
NO, NO,
1
35323A
2
14
15
16
17
t8
27652
28277
35324
35520
29916
650548
19
20
25
26
35945
35319
35326
650561
30
35336A
31
35
35327
29826
36
37
29918
29216
38
39
40
29642
30322
35776
35777
35778
41
35773
35774
35775
42
43
45
35779
35780
35781
35772
35330A
46
47
48
50
650908
650882
35313
35939
5I
52
60
64
35315
31356
35316
30063
65
650128
66
30063
ENGINE
- MODEL
NUMBER
- - MODEL
NUMBER
917.254750
143.426122
REF PART
NO. NO,
DESCRIPTION
Cylinder Assembly (Includes
Reference Numbers 2 and 20)
Pin, Dowel
Washer, Flat
Rod, Governor
Lever, Governor
Clamp, Throttle Lever
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#8-32 x 5/16
Spring, Control
Seal, Oil
Baffle, Blower Housing
Screw, Hex Washer Head, Durlok,
1/4-20 x 5/8
Crankshaft Assembly,
Counterbalance
Gear, Counterbatance
Screw, Hex Washer Head
#I0-32 x 3/4
Washer, Lock, External Tooth
Nut and Lock Washer, Keps,
#t0-32
Ring, Retaining
Nut and Lock Washer #8-32
Piston, Pin and Ring Assembly,
Standard Size {Includes Reference
Numbers 41,42 and 43)
Piston, Pin and Ring Assembly,
.010" Oversize (Includes Reference
Numbers 41,42 and 43)
Piston, Pin and Ring Assembly,
.020" Oversize (Includes Reference
Numbers 41, 42 and 43)
Piston and Pin Assembly, Standard
Size (Includes Ref. Number 49)
Piston and Pin Assembly, o010"
Oversize (includes Ref. Number 49)
Piston and Pin Assembly, .020"
Oversize (includes Ref, Number 49)
Ring Set, Piston, Standard Size
Ring Set, Piston .010" Oversize
Ring Set, Piston .020" Oversize
Ring, Piston Pin Retaining
Rod Assembly, Connecting
(Includes Ref. Numbers 46 and 47)
Bott, Connecting Rod
Bolt, Connecting Rod
Lifter, Valve
Camshaft Assembly, Mechanical
Compression Release
Weight Assembly, Counterbalance
Pump AssembLy, Oil
Extension, Btower Housing
Screw, Seres, Torx T-30
1/4-20 x 1/2
Screw, Sems, Hex Head
#10-24 x 1/2
Screw, Sems, Torx T-30
1/4-20 x I/2
69
70
35317
35711A
72
75
80
81
82
83
84
86
31927
35319
35712
35479
35321
35322
29193
650833
88
89
90
91
92
93
I00
10t
102
103
31707A
32589
611177
35935
650880
650881
35135
610118
650872
650814
110
119
120
121
36225
35854
35307
730218
122 792035
123 35288
I24 650738
125 35308
35433
126 35309
35432
127 650691
128 650690
129 650746
130 650692
135 34046
141
t42
143
144
t45
*
**
***
33481
35475
35310
33484
650168
* Gasket, Mounting Flange
Flange, Mounting (includes
Reference Numbers 72, 75 and 80)
Plug, Oil Drain
Seal, Oil
Shaft, Governor
Washer, Flat
Gear Assembly, Governor
Spool, Governor
Ring, Retaining
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Powerlok 1/4-20 x 1-3/t6
Spacer, Governor Gear
Key, Flywheel
Flywheel
Fan, Crankshaft
Washer, Lock
Nut, Flywheel
Solid State Assembly
Cover, Spark Plug
Stud, Solid State Assembly
Screw, Sems, Torx T-15, Hex
Washer Head #10-24 x 1
Wire Assembly, Ground
Gasket, Cylinder Head
Head Assembly, Cyfinder
Valve Guide Kit (Includes 2 of
Reference Number 122)
Ring, Retaining
Brace, Intake Pipe
Screw, Hex Washer Spinlock Head,
Thread Forming 1/4-20 x 5/8
Valve, Exhaust, Standard Size
Valve, Exhaust, 1/32" Oversize
Valve, Intake, Standard Size
Valve, Intake, t/32" Oversize
Washer, Flat
Washer, BeHeville
Screw, Hex Head 5/16-!8 x 3/8
Screw, Hex Head 5/16-t8 x 1-3/4
ScPharkPlug, Resistor Type
ampion RL-86C Or Equivalent)
*** "O" Ring
Tube, Push Rod
Housing, Rocker Arm
** "O" Ring
Washer, Flat
indicates Parts Included in Gasket Set,
Reference Number 400
Indicates Parts Included in "O" Ring Kit,
Reference Number 401
Indicates Parts Included in both Gasket Set and
"O" Ring Kit, Reference Numbers 400 and 40!
NOTE:
45
DESCRIPTION
All component dimensions given in UoS inches
1 inch = 254 mm
REPAHR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
- - MODEL
46
NUMBER
917,254750
REPAaR PARTS
12.5 HP 38" TRACTOR
TECUMSEH
REF PART
NO, NO,
146 32610A
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
33509
34410
33510
33507
33508
35295
35296
650878
35297
35298
28264
158 35466
159 352998
160 35300
t61 650879
162
169
170
171
172
173
!74
650903
27896A
28423
28424
28425
35350
650128
180 35301
t81 650128
182
650517
184 33263
185 35856
186 35522
186A 35957
200
35956
203 33802
204 650777
209A 650902
210
211
27793
28942
223
792028
224 33515A
234 650825
237 35286
239 33629
240 35402B
243 650875
245 35403
246 35404
ENGINE
- MODEL
NUMBER
- - MODEL NUMBER
917.254750
143.426122
REF PART
NOo NO,
DESCRIPTION
Screw, Flanged Hex Head
1/4-20 x 29/32
*'** "O" Ring, intake
*** "O" Ring, Exhaust
Cap, Valve Spring
Spring, Valve
Cap, Valve Spring Keeper
***"O" Ring
Guide, Push Rod
Stud, RockerArm
Arm, Rocker
Bearing, Rocker Arm
*** Nut Assembly
(includes Reference Number 162)
Rod, Push
*** "O" Ring Assembly
(Includes Reference Number 161)
Cover, Rocker Arm Housing
Screw, Torx T-20, Truss Head,
Thread Cutting, with Sealing Lock
Washer #8-32 x 1/2
*** Nut, Hex, Jam
* Gasket, Valve Cover
Body, Breather
Element, Breather
Cover, Valve Spring Box
Tube, Breather
Screw, Seres, Hex Head
#t0-24 x 1/2
Extension, Blower HoUsing
Screw, Sems, Hex Head
#10-24 x 1/2
Screw, Sems, Hex Head
1/4-20x13/16
Gasket, Carburetor to Intake Pipe
Pipe, Intake
Link, Governor
Link, Choke
Bracket Assembly, Control
(Includes Reference Numbers 19,
203 and 204)
Spring, Compression
Screw, Fi_lister Head #6-32 x 21/32
Screw, Sems, Hex Washer Head
#10_32 x 7/16
Clip, Conduit
Screw, Sems, Hex Washer Head
#10-32 x 3/8
Screw, Sems, Hex Head
5/16-18 x 7/8
* Gasket, Intake Pipe
Nut and Lock Washer, Sealing
1/4-20
Adapter, Air Cleaner
* Gasket, Air Cleaner Elbow
Body Assembly, Air Cleaner
(Includes Reference Number 239)
Screw, Sems, Fillister Head
#10-32 x 5-1/4
Element, Air Cleaner
0ncludes Reference Number 251)
Filter, Poly Pre-Cteaner
250
25!
252
35405
650886
650887
260
261
35793
30063
262
29747B
254
650273
265 35290
286 35792
287 650936
290 30705
292 26460
292A 35864
296 34279B
305
307
308
308A
310
314
35574
35499
33997
35437
35576
650873
316
644_
_ 111!(._
319
650735
320
322
323
361
611175
611117
6!tl 18
30063
363
370
380
34148
34346
632490
395
400
35763A
35331B
401
35332
DESCRIPTION
Cover, Air Cleaner
Nut, Wing t/4-20
Screw, Hex Washer Head, SelfDrilling, Self-Tapping 1/4_20 x 1
Housing, Blower
Screw, Seres, Torx T-30, Hex
Washer Head 1/4-20 x 1/2
Screw, Seres, Hex Head
5/16-24 x 21/32
Screw, Seres, Hex Head
5/16-18 x 5/8
Cover, Cyfinder Head
Screen, Debris
Screw, Hex Washer Head,
Shoulder #10-32 x 13/32
Une, Fuel
Clamp, Fuel Line
Clamp, Fuel Filter to Fuel Line
Fitter, Fuel (includes Reference
Numbers 292 and 292A)
Tube, OilFill
"0" Ring
Clip,
OilFill
Tube
Clip,OilFill
Tube
Dipstick,
Oil
Screw, Seres, Hex Head
1/4-20 x 3/4
Coil Assembly, Alternator, 5 Amp
D.C. __r_
e_Narfib_s
_322-ead_23)
Screw, Seres, Hex Head
#10-24 x 3/8
Regulator Assembly
Connector Body
Terminal, Pin
Screw, Sems, Hex Washer Head
1/4-20 x 1/2
Spring, Coil
Decal, Instruction
Carburetor
(Includes Reference Number 184)
Starter Motor, 12 Volt
Gasket Set
0ncfudes All Items Marked *)
"O" Ring Kit
(Includes All Items Marked **)
RPM Settings: High Speed:
Low Speed:
3200_3400
1950-2250
*
Indicates Parts Included in Gasket Set,
Reference Number 400
**
Indicates Parts Included in "O" Ring Kit,
Reference Number 401
***
Indicates Parts Included in both Gasket Set and
"O" Ring Kit, Reference Numbers 400 and 401
NOTE: All component dimensions given in US. inches
1 inch = 25.4 mrn
47
REPAUR PARTS
!2,5
TECUMSEH
ENGINE
HP 38" TRACTOR
- MODEL
- - MODEL
NUMBER
NUMBER
917.254750
143.426122
REF PART
NO, NO,
2O
1
-_..__
1
2
4
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
18
20
21
22
23
25
27
28
29
30
632512
632244
631184
631971
632517
650506
632472
632473
631184
631183
632429A
632527
650417
630766
632281
630766
630739
630740
631867
631024
632019
631028
631021
31
40
631022
632239
41
42
43
630740
630739
630738
44
47
48
60
27110
630748
631027
632347
DESCRIPTION
Throttle Shaft and Lever Assembly
Throttle Return Spring
Dust Seal Washer, Throttle
Dust Seal, Throttle
Throttle Shutter
Throttle and Choke Shutter Screw
Choke Shaft and Lever Assembly
Choke Return Spring
Dust Seat Washer, Choke
Dust Seal, Choke
Choke Shutter
Fuel Fitting
Idle Speed Screw
Tension Spring
* Idle Mixture Screw
Idle Tension Spring
Washer, Idle Screw
* "O" Ring, Idle Screw
Float Bowl
* Shaft, Float
Float
* "O" Ring, Float Bowl to Body
*tnlet Needle, Seat and Clip
(Includes Reference Number 31 )
Spring Clip
* Main Adjustment Screw Assembly
(Includes Ref. Numbers 4I thru 44)
*"O" Ring, High Speed Mixture
Screw
Washer, High Speed Mixture Screw
Tension Spring, High Speed
Mixture Screw
* Bow! Nut Washer
* Welch Plug, Idle Mixture Welt
* Welch Plug, Atmospheric Vent
Repair Kit (includes Parts Marked *)
REF PART
NO, NO.
DESCRIPTION
18
10
14
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
35763A
33451
33842
33430
33854
33432
35893
7
8
9
10
12
14
15
16
33450
35894
35895
35900
35896
35897
35898
35899
17
18
19
650168
650864
590500
NOTE:
48
All component
1 inch = 254
Starting Motor, Complete
Cover, Dust
Ring, Retainer
Retainer, Spring
Spring, Anti-Drift
Gear
Nut and Retainer
(Includes Reference Number 2)
Locknut
Cap Assembly, Drive End
Armature
Housing Assembly
Brush and Spring Kit
Washer, Thrust
Bolt #10_32 x 4-11/64
Cap and Brush Card Assembly,
Commutator End (Includes Ref.
Numbers 12, 14, 17 and 18)
Washer, Flat
Nut, Hex
Washer, Thrust
dimensions
mm
given
in US,
inches
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12.5 HP OHV
ELECTRIC START
38" MOWE
DECK
5 SPEED TRANSAXLE
LAWN TRACTO
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO=
917.254750
Each tractor has its own model number
number
Each engine has its own model
The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate
located under the seat
The modet number for your engine will be found on the blower housing.
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co,
Service Centers and most Retail Stores
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS
ING INFORMATION:
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
• PRODUCT-
GIVE THE FOLLOW-
LAWN TRACTOR
• MODEL NUMBER - 917.254750
• ENGINE MODEL NUMBER - 143,426122
• PART NUMBER
• PART DESCRIPTION
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