L NUMBER 917.257720 OWNER'SMANUAL Assembly Operation Customer Responsibilities Service and Adjustments Repair Parts CAUTION: Read and follow all safety rules and instructions before operating this equipment, SAFETY Practices RULES for Ride-On Safe Operation Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OFAMPUTATING HANDSAND FEETAND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. L GENERAL * Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. Never carry passengers. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. * , - = ® OPERATION Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. o o 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. IL Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Neverassume that children will remain where you last saw them. * * Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. Slow down before turning. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting. Turn off blades when not mowing. ® - t11. CHILDREN , Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. , Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Never allow children to operate the machine. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision. * IV. SERVICE - • SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or ifyou feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. , DO: • o * ® ® o Mow up and down slopes, not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. , , Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tafl grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. Keep all movement on the slopes slowand gradual Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope. - . , Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive. Use only an approved container. Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Never refuel the machine indoors. Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater. Never run a machine inside a closed area. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when nec o essary. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required. Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED. DO NOT: , Keep children out ofthe mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Donottrytostabilizethemachinebyputtingyourfootonthe ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes. CAUTION: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug in order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, 2 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 Authorized Service Center/Department. We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your unit properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES". MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 SPECIFICATIONS HORSEPOWER: 18.0 GASOM NE CAPACITY AND TYPE: 3,5 GALLONS UNLEADED REGULAR OIL TYPE (API-SG): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) OILCAPACITY: W/FILTER: W/O FILTER: SPARK PLUG: (GAP: .025") CHAMPION RV17YC VALVE CLEARANCE: INTAKE: EXHAUST: .003" - .006" .016" - .019" GROUND SPEED (MPH): Forward 1st 2nd 3rd Reverse TRANSAXLE OIL CAPACITY AND TYPE: 4 QUARTS SAE 30 API-SG TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT: REAR: CHARGING SYSTEM: 15 AMPS @ 3600 RPM BLADE BOLT TORQUE: 30-35 FT. LBS. SERIAL NUMBER DATEOFPURCHASE THE MODELANDSERIALNUMBERS ON A PLATE UNDER THE SEAT. WILL BE FOUND YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT A Sears Maintenance Agreement uct. Contact your nearest Sears CUSTOMER o Read and observe Follow a regular schedule using your unit. the safety is available on this prodstore for details. rules. in maintaining, Ht 1.8 3.4 5.6 2.2 14PSI 10 PSI In the state of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest Sears Authorized Service Center/ Department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). caring for and Follow the instructions under "Customer Responsibilities" and "Storage" sections of this owner's manual. LmMR'ED TWO YEAR WARRANTY L.O 0.8 1.4 2.4 0.9 WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. RESPONSNBILmTIES o 4.0 PINTS 3.5 PINTS 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: o o o 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 ninety (90) days from date of purchase, if any battery included with this riding equipment proves defective in material or workmanship and our testing determines the battery will not hold a charge, Sears will replace the battery at no charge. WARRANTY SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT tS 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. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 WA, HOFFMAN 3 ESTATES, ILLINOIS 60179 TA SAFETY RULES PRODUCT LE OF CON ............................................................ SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 15 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................ 19-25 STORAGE .................................................................... 26 TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................ 28=29 REPAIR PARTS =TRACTOR ................................. 31-47 REPAIR PARTS - ENGINE ..................................... 48°57 PARTS ORDERING/SERVICE ................ BACK COVER 2 ....................................... 3 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ..................... 3, 15-18 WAR RANTY ................................................................... 3 TRACTOR ACCESSORIES ........................... ................ 5 ASSEMBLY .............................................................. 7-10 OPERATION ........................................................... 11-14 INDEX E A Accessories ........................................... TS 5 Adjustments: Brake ............................................ 21 Carburetor .................................... 25 Clutch Pulley ................................ 21 Gauge Wheels ............................. 13 Mower Front-To-Back ........................ 20 Side-To-Side ........................... 19 Throttle Control Cable .................. 25 Air Filter, Engine .................................. 18 Air Screen. Engine ............................... 18 Assembly .......................................... 7-10 Electrical: Interlocks and Relays ................... 22 Schematic ..................................... 30 Wiring Diagram ............................. 32 Engine: Air Filter ........................................ 18 Air Screen ..................................... 18 Cooling Fins ................................. 18 Oil Change ................................... 17 Oil Level ....................................... 17 Oil Type .................................. 13,17 Preparation ................................... 13 Repair Parts ............................ 48-57 Starting .................................... 13.14 Storage ......................................... 26 Operation ........................................ 11-14 Operating Mower ................................. 13 Options: Accessories .................................... 5 Spark Arrester ........................... 3,38 P Parking Brake ................................. 11-12 Parts Bag ............................................... 6 Parts, Replacement/Repair ............ 31-47 Product Specifications ........................... 3 R Repair Parts ................................... 3! -47 B Battery: Charging ......................................... 8 Cleaning ....................................... 16 Installation .................................... 10 Levels ........................................ 8.16 Preparation ..................................... 8 Starting with Weak Battery ........... 21 Storage ......................................... 24 Terminals ...................................... 17 Belt: Motion Drive Removal/Replacement ............ 22 Mower Drive Removal/Replacement ............ 20 Mower Blade Drive Removal/Replacement ............ 21 Blade: Sharpening ................................... 16 Replacement ................................ 16 Brake Adjustment ................................ 21 26 14 22 H L Leveling Mower Deck .......................... 19 Lubrication: Chart ............................................. Engine .......................................... 15 16 M 25 21 11 Customer Responsibilities .............. 15-18 Engine: Air Filter .................................... 18 Air Screen ................................. 18 Cooling Fins ............................. 18 Engine Oil ............................ 13,16 Fuel Filter ................................. 18 Spark Plug(s) ............................. 18 Tractor: Battery ..................................... 17 Blade ........................................ 14 Lubrication Chart ...................... 15 Maintenance Schedule ............. 15 Tire Care .......................... 8,15,21 Transaxle .................................. 16 Cutting Height, Mower ......................... 18 18 18 Headlights ............................................ 24 Hood Removal/Installation ................... 24 C Carburetor Adjustment ....................... Clutch Pulley ........................................ Controls. Tractor .................................. S F Filter: Air Filter ........................................ Fuel .............................................. Oil ................................................. Fuel: Storage ......................................... Type ............................................. Fuse .................................................... 12 Maintenance Schedule ........................ Mower: Adjustment, Front-to-Back ............ Adjustment, Side-to-Side .............. lade Replacement ...................... Blade Sharpening ......................... Cutting Height ............................... Installation .................................... Operation ...................................... Removal ....................................... 15 19 19 16 16 12 19 13 19 Mowing Tips ........................................ 14 Muffler .................................................. 18 Spark Arrester ........................... 3,38 O Oil: Cold Weather Conditions ........ 13.17 Engine .......................................... 17 Storage ......................................... 26 4 Safety Rules .......................................... Seat ...................................................... 2 8 Service and Adjustments ................ 19-25 Carburetor .................................... 25 Clutch Pulley ................................ 21 Fuse ............................................ 23 Hood Removal/Installation ........... 24 Motion Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ............ 22 Mower Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ............ 20 Mower Blade Drive Belt Removal/Replacement ............ 21 Mower Adjustment Front-to-Back ........................... 20 Side-to-Side ............................. 19 Mower Removal/Installation ......... 18 Tire Care ............................... 8.15,21 Slope Guide Sheet .............................. 59 Spark Plug(s) ....................................... 17 Specifications ........................................ 3 Starting the Engine ......................... 13-14 Steering Wheel ................................. 7,22 Stopping the Tractor ............................ 12 Storage ................................................ 26 T Throttle Control Cable Adjustment ...... 25 Tires ............................................. 8.15.21 Troubleshooting Chart ................... 28-29 Transax_e ................................... 16.46-47 W Warranty ................................................ WiringDiagram .................................... Wiring Schematic ................................. 3 32 30 ESSORIES AND ATTAC These accessories Most Sears stores and attachments can order these were available through most Sears retail outlets and service centers items for you when you provide the model number of your tractor. when the tractor was purchased. MAINTENANCE ENGINE SPARK ENTS PLUG GAS CAN FUEL 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 AERATOR promotes deep root growth for a healthy lawn. Tapered 2.5-inch steel spikes mounted on 10-inch diameter discs puncture holes in soil at close intervals to let moisture soak in. Steel weight tray for increased penetration_ BUMPER protects front end of tractor from damage. SLEEVE HITCH for use with master uncouples. DISC HARROW has 2 gangs of 4 steel blades that angle from 10 to 20 degrees, 40 inches wide. Can hook 2 units in tandem. (Requires sleeve hitch,) OHL DRAIN VALVE makes SPREADER/SEEDERS make seeding, fertilizing, and weed killing easy. Broadcast spreaders are also useful for granular de-icers and sand. SWEEPERS easier, faster. FRONT NOSE ROLLER canters in front of mower chances of "scalping" on uneven terrain. deck to reduce 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. HiGH PERFORMANCE REEL=ACTION SPRING TINE DETHATCHER covers 36-inch wide path and tosses thatch into large hopper. Mounts behind tractor. grass clippings and leaves. TiRE CHAINS are heavy duty; closely spaced give smooth ride, outstanding traction. extra-large cross links 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 sides and windshields for use as sun protector in summer, OptionaJ accessories incUude: tinted/tempered solid safety glass windshield with hand operated wiper; 12-volt amber caution light for mounting on cab top. PLOW turns soil 6 inches deep, cuts 10-inch furrow. Crank adjustment controls depth, 3-position yoke sets width. Heavy steel lands!de for straight furrowing. (Requires sleeve hitch.) tractor let you collect TILLER has 8 hp engine to prepare seed beds, cultivate, and compost garden residue. Chain-drive transmission. Six 11-inch diameter one piece heat-treated steel tines. Tills 30-inch path. (Requires sleeve hitch.) Or use 5 hp tow-behind TILLER with 36-inch swath to prepare seed beds, cultivate and compost garden residue. Tiller has its own built-in lift and depth control system and does NOT require a sleeve hitch. Fits any lawn, yard or garden tractor. Simply hook up to the tractor drawbar and go! OptionaU accessories for 5 hp tiller convert unit for dethatching, aerating, hilling...without tools. GANG HF['OH lets you tow 2 or 3 pUll*behind attachments at once, such as sweepers, dethatchers, aerators (not for use with rollers, carts or other heavy attachments). RAMP TOPS AND FEET let you load and unload pickup truck. Use with 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 lumber. Single pin couples/ SPRAYERS use 12wott DC electric motor that connects to the tractor battery or other 12wolt source. Includes booms for automatic spraying and hand held wand for spot spraying. Wand has adjustable spray pattern. For applying herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers. dirt, sand and gravel. 48 path when angled. Master trip for snow removal on to follow ground contour, with tire chains and wheel oil changes lift system. SNOWTHROWER has 42-inch swath. Drum-type auger handles powdery and wet/heavy snow. Mounts easily with simple pin arrangement. Discharge chute adjusts from tractor seat. 6qnch diameter spout discharges snow 10 to 50 feet. Lift controlled at tractor seat. (Use with chains and wheel weights and/or rear drawbar weight.) 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. EASY and are designed for easy SLEEVE CULTWATOR is 43 inches wide. Prepares ground for seeding, helps weed control. Steel frame holds 5 adjustable sweeps. Adjusts vertically, horizontally. (Requires sleeve hitch.) Optional accessory: steel furrow opener for wider openings for potatoes, corn, and other deep-seeded crops. CARTS make hauling easy. Variety of sizes available, plus accessories such as side panel kits, toot caddy, cart cover, protective mat and dolly. DOZER BLADE removes snow; grades inches wide, 17 inches high, clears 44-inch lift control lever for operator ease. Spring uneven pavement; built-in float for blade Reversible, replaceable scraper bar. (Use weights and/or rear drawbar weight.) kits (those that do are indicated) from a REAR GRADER BLADE is 42 inches wide and operated from driver's seat. Reversible steel blade can be angled at 30 degrees for grading. Reverses for pushing snow backwards. (Requires sleeve hitch.) VACS for powerful collection of heavy grass clippings and leaves. Optional wand attachment to pick up debris in hard-to=reach places_ VAC/CHIPPER includes a chipper-shredder. ROLLER for smoother lawn surface. 36-inch wide, 18-inch diameter water-tight drum holds up to 390 Ibm. of weight. Rounded edges prevent harm to turf. Adjustable scraper automatically cleans drum. WEIGHT BRACKET for drawbar for snow removal applications, can be mounted on front of tractor for plowing applications. Uses (1) 55 lb. weight. WHEEL removal 5 WEIGHTS for rear wheels provide or dozing heavy materials. needed traction for snow CONTENTS Parts Bag contents ,OF E PACK shown full size Parts packed separately ......... 3 ..... .- in carton = = Seat (1) Shoulder Bolt 5/16-18 Battery acid © (1) Knob Battery Steering Wheel (1) Washer I 1 17/32 x 1-3/!6 x 12 Gauge Double Loop etainer Springs _ Owner's Manual Parts Bag = Parts bag contents _ . not shown full size = (2) Gauge Wheels © (2) (4) Retainer Springs Single Loop (2) Shoulder _t (2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4 (2) Washers Lock Nuts 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Gauge Bolts Link Assemblies (2) Battery Carriage Bolts 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 (2) Hex Nuts 1/4-20 Steering Sleeve Terminal Guard (2) Washers 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. (2) Lock Washers Steering Wheel insert 1/4 (2) Keys / \ r (2) Wing Nuts 1/4-20 15° Slope Sheet ...... 6 = Battery Caps and Instructions BLY Your newtractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes, To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness, TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY STEERING WHEEL iNSERT A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed. (2) 7/16" wrenches _jHEX Tire pressure gauge (1) 1/2" wrench Utility knife (1) 9/16" wrench ,_!;,_// (1) 3/4" socket with drive ratchet When right or left hand is mentioned in this manua, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). TO REMOVE TRACTOR UNPACK STEERING WHEEL FROM CARTON CARTON ® Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton (See page 6). ® Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat. o Remove mower and packing materials. o Check for any additional remove. STEERING SHAFT STEERING SLEEVE loose parts or cartons and BEFORE ROLLING TRACTOR OFF SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1) * Remove hex bolt, lock washer and large flat washer from steering shaft. , Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward, o Slide steering sleeve over steering shaft, o Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter. o Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with hex bolt, Iockwasher and large flat washer previously removed Tighten securely. Snap steering wheel. FIG. 1 wheel insert into center of steering 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. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKiD (See Fig, 7) o Raise attachment o Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Rol! tractor backwards off skid, ® BOLT LOCK WASHER lift lever to its highest position. 7 LARGE FLAT WASHER ASSEM HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR PREPARE BATTERY CAUTION: LY INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3) Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. (See Fig, 2) Remove cardboard packing on seat pan. Wear eye and face shield. Wash Hands or clothing immediately if accidentally in contact with battery acid. Do not smoke. Fumes from charged battery acid are e×pmosive. Read the instructions included with the battery vent caps. Always wear gloves, c_othing and goggles to protect your Hands, skin and eyes. o Place seat on seat pan and assemble shoulder bolt. • Assemble adjustment Do not tighten. , Tighten shoulder bolt securely. • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat. o Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. o Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. o Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger wilt extend its life. o SEAT See instructions packed with vent caps in parts bag. SEAT PAN Fill battery with acid. Fill each cell until it reaches the bottom of the vent wells. Do not overfill. While battery is standing (after adding acid) and later, while battery is being charged, continue with assembly of unit. iMPORTANT: TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE BATTERY BE CHARGED BEFORE USE. FAILURE TO CHARGE BATTERY CAN RESULT IN A SHORTENED BATTERY LIFE. o FLAT WASHER ADJUSTMENT KNOB Charge battery at a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour. Use a 12 volt battery charger. Observe all safety precautions required for battery charging. FIG. 3 Check the acid level after the battery is charged. If the acid has fallen below the correct level, add distilled or iron free water_ CHECK Check battery case for leakage to make sure that no damage has occurred in handling. • Dispose of excess battery acid. Neutralize acid for disposal by adding it to two gallons of water in a five gallon plastic container. Stir with a wooden or plastic paddle while adding baking soda unti! the addition of more soda causes no more foaming. o Follow instructions I_ _-_]>._ • _@/ FiG. 2 CELL 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. _ VENT CAP _ Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. CHECK on how to install battery. CUT AWAY ViEW 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. ® \ SHOULDER BOLT Allow battery to stand and settle for at least thirty minutes. After standing, check the battery cell acid level. If below the vent wells, add more acid until the correct level is reached. o knob and flat washer loosely. ACiD 8 LY INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT o (See Figs. 4 and 7} Be sure tractor is on level surface. Engage parking brake. o Cut and remove tie down securing anti-sway bar. Swing anti-sway bar to left side of mower deck. , Relieve idler tension from belt. Push idler forward and place a block (standard wood 2 x 4 or equivalent) behind idler pulley. ® Slide mower under tractor with discharge guard to right side of tractor. - ® • o Swing L.H. gauge wheel bar forward by removing rear retainer spnng and pin. Install one front link in top hole of the L.H. front mower bracket and L.H. front suspension bracket. Retain with two single loop retainer springs as shown. Slide right side of mower deck forward, toward R.H. front tire. IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTINGIN ALL MOWER PULLEY GROOVES. INSTALL BELT INTO ELECTRIC CLUTCH PULLEY GROOVE. o • o o ® Place the suspension arms on inward pointing deck pins. If necessary, rock and raise front of mower to align deck pins with the holes in suspension arms. Retain with double loop retainer springs. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket under left footrest and retain with double loop retainer spring. Turn height adjustment knob clockwise to remove slack from mower suspension. Raise deck to highest position. Swing L.H. gauge wheel bar back towards rear of mower and secure with pin and retainer spnng removed earlier. Assemble gauge wheels as shown using long shoulder bolts, 3/8 washers and nuts. Tighten securely. Adjust gauge wheels before operating mowerasshown in the Operation section of this manual. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Install second front link in the top hole of the R.H. front mower bracket and R.H front suspension bracket. Retain with two single loop retainer springs as shown. Carefully remove block from behind idler pulley. Turn height adjustment knob counterclockwise unti! it stops. Lower mower linkage with attachment lift lever. CHECK BELTS FOR PROPER POSiTiON OF ALL See the figures that are shown for replacing motion, mower drive, and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly. FRONT CHASSIS BRACKET \ \ \ DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER SPRING \ \ L.H. GAUGE WHEEL BAR SUSPENSION ARMS DOUBLE LOOP RETAINER SPRING (inward pointing deck pins) BRACKET FRONT LINKS CLUTCH PULLEY \ "_ FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKET SHOULDER BOLT LOOP RETAINER SPRINGS FRONT MOWER BRACKET NUT ANTI-SWAY BAR 3/8 WASHER iDLER PULLEY BLOCK (Wood2x4orequiv.) GAUGE WHEEL DISCHARGE GUARD F_Go4 9 t ASSEMBLY INSTALL BATTERY (See Figs, 5 and 6) CAUTION: Do not short battery terminares°Before installing battery, remove metam bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc° Positive terminal must first to prevent sparking tal grounding. ACCESS DOORS be connected from accidenKEY HOLE \ VENT CAPS \ - Lift hood to raised position. o Be sure battery drain tube has not come loose and is securely attached to drain in battery tray. o Lower battery into battery tray with terminals to front of tractor. o First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut as shown. Tighten securely. o Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt, flat washer, lock washer and hex nut. Tighten securely. o Slide the two battery bolts through the terminal guard and start the wing nuts onto the threads. ° Position terminal guard over battery as shown, lower battery bolts into key holes and slide square shafts of battery bolts into slots of key holes. o BATTERY FIG. 6 v" CHECKMST BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE Tt lE BES T PERFORMANCE AND SA TISFA CTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST: Tighten wing nuts by hand making sure battery bolts reman in slots of the key holes in the battery support. Be sure terminal access doors are closed. Use terminal access doors for: • Inspection for secure connections ware). ® Testing battery. o Jumping (if required). o Periodic charging. (to tighten hard- Inspection for corrosion. FLAT WASHER / (POSITWE) / / / RED CABLE HEX TRAY ,/ All assembly instructions have been completed. ¢' No remaining loose parts in carton. v' Battery is properly prepared and charged. 1 hour at 6 amps). ,/ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely. ,/ All tires are properly inflated. (Forshipping the tires were overinfiated at the factory). v" Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/ front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling). ,/ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers. v" Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped. (Minimum purposes, WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY EXTRA A TTEN TION TO THE FOL L 0 WING IMPORTANT ITEMS: HEX BOLT NEGATIVE) BLACK CABLE ,/ 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. v" DRAIN TUBE v" LOCK WASHER FtGo 5 10 Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition. ERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THiS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments, Save this manual for future reference, ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH \ iGNiTiON LiFT LEVER SWITCH AMMETER CHOKE CONTROL LIGHT SWITCH LIFT LEVER CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL PARKING LEVER THROTTLE CONTROL BRAKE RANGE SHIFT LEVER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB # GEARSHIFT / / / / / ./ LEVER FIG, 7 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH- Used to engage mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor. UFT LEVER- Used to raise and lower mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. RANGE SHIFT LEVER - Allows high (H) or low (L) speed for all forward and reverse gears. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachement lift lever when changing its position. (4. UGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off. CLUTCH!BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching braking the tractor and starting the engine. PARKmNG BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/brake the brake position, GEARSHIFT tractor, THROTTLE IGNITSON SWITCH - Used to start and stop the engine. AMMETER - Indicates battery charging (+) or discharging and LEVER o Selects the speed and direction of pedal into CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold engine, HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT height. CONTROL - Used to control engine speed. 11 KNOB- Used to adjust the mower OPERATI = _ The operation of any tractor can resumt in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can resumt in severe eye damage. Always wear safety g_asses or eye shieJds white operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs, We recommend a wide vision safety mask for over the spectacles or standard safety glasseso HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR TO SET PARKING • BRAKE Depress clutch/brake and hotd. 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. (See Fig. 8) pedal into full "BRAKE" position CAUTmON: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leavo ing the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc. Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in "BRAKE" position° Make sure parking brake will hold vehicle secure.. iGNiTiON KEY PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGED" POSiTiON TO USE THROTTLE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH "ENGAGED" POSITION TO USE CHOKE CHOKE \ ADJUSTMENT \ KNOB \ DRIVE" POSITION \ ° Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to star! movement. aMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LiFE OF YOUR TRANSAXLE "DaSENGAGED" POSNTION TO ADJUST MOWER (See Fig. 8) (See Fig, 8) MOWER BLADES Move attachment position. GROUND DRIVE - clutch switch to "DISENGAGED" Move throttle control to slow (,_) o o HEIGHT Turn knob clockwise (f-1) to raise cutting height. Turn knob counterclockwise (V'_) to lower cutting height. The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/4" to 4-1/4". 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 ol grass being mowed. • The average lawn should be cutto approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better locking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth. o For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should oe mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height. position, NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow (,_) position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to "backfire". o CUTTING The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction. , Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position. * Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position. ENGINE , AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 8) FIG. 8 STOPPING (See Fig, 8) The direction and speed of movement _scontrolled by the gearshift lever. o Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. Move gearshift and range shift levers to desired posifion. GEARSHIFT LEVER HEIGHT PEDAL "BRAKE .... POSKTJON CONTROL TO MOVE FORWARD "DISENGAGED" POSITION LEVER BRAKE (See Fig, 8) Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine. o To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage. THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER CLUTCH/ CONTROL Always operate engine at full throttle. , Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate. o Full throttle offers the best mower performance. 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. 12 OP TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS RAT (See Fig. 9) TO OPERATE ® ® Adjust mower to desired cutting height. Lower mower with lift control. Remove rear retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel. - Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and in sert clevis pins. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. ON HILLS CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15 and do not drive across any slope. Replace retainer springs into clevis pins. • Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills. o • Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills. tf slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position. If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake° RETAINER SPRING CLEVIS PIN GAUGE WHEEL • GAUGE WHEEL Move gearshift lever to I st gear and range shift lever to low (L) position. Be sure you have allowed room for unit to roll slightly as you restart movement. To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. Make all turns slowly. TO TRANSPORT o Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control, ,, TO OPERATE MOWER When pushing or towing yourtractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position. o Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on atruck or atrailer, be sure hood is closed and secured totractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). (See Figs. 7 and 8) Your unit is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine. BEFORE o o Select desired height of cut. Lower mower with attachment o Start mower blades by engaging attachment control. o TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control. lift control. CHECK clutch CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the discharge guard in place. ® _ , STARTING ENGINE THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). To change engine oil, see the Customer ResponsibiIF ties section in this manual. OIL FILL CAP/DIPSTICK RUNNER _DISCHARGE GUARD FIG. 11 FiG. 10 13 (See Fig. 11) The engine in your tractor has been shipped from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil. Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and push it all the way down into the tube, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If, necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill. OPERATmON ADD GASOUNE MOWING Fill fuel tank. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline. (Use of leaded gasoline 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. Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is attached to unit. 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 fue! 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 charier products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. ENGINE Mower should be properly 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 blade cuts approximately an inch outside the runner (See Fig. 10). The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming. o • 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. o Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. o 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 quaIity of cut desired. o When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used. (See Fig. 8) pedal aria set parking brake. Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. ® Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position. Pult choke control out to choke (1",1) position for cold engine start For warm engine start do not use choke control. o Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area: to the right of the machine. This wilt 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, etco After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished (See Fig. 12). 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 clutch!brake - o CAUTION: Fill to bottom of gas tank filler neck. Do not overfiJL Wipe off any spilled oH or fuel Do not store, spill or use gasomine near an open flame° TO START TIPS Move throttle contro to midway between fast (@_)and slow (_) positions. Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to"START" position and release key as soon as eng ne 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, slowly push choke control in. Move throttle control to fast (,_) position. Allow engine to warm up for a Iew minutes before engaging drive or attachments. FIG. !2 NOTE: If at a high altitude tabove 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' m _ne Service and Adjustments section of this manual. 14 CUSTOME MAINTENANCE RESPONSiBiLiTiES SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure T i Check for Loose Fasteners A Sharpen!ReplaceMower Blades C I Lubrication Chart T I Check Battery,Level/Recharge O Clean Battery and Terminals . Check Transaxle cooling Adjust Blade Belt(s) Tension Adjust Motion Drive Belt(s) Tension Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil E! N G J N El Clean Air Filter Clean Air Screen Inspect Muffler/Spark Attester Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Fitter Paper Cartridge Replace Fuel Filter Change more often when operating under a heaw load or in high ambient temperatures. - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions. 3 - tf equipped with oil filter, change oil every 50 hours. 4 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil. 5 - If equipped with adjustable GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive fu!l value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual. (_)TIE Some adjustments wit! need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor. system. CHART ROD BALL JOINTS (_) FRONT WHEEL ::::::: ::::: : FRONT WHEEL Q All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season. Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear, A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. BEFORE EACH SECTOR GEAR TEETH ENGINE (_) USE o Check engine oil level. o Check brake operation. ,, Check tire pressure. TRANSAXLE FLUID Check for loose fasteners. IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS. VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DI RT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE SELFLUBRICATING BEARINGS. tF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY. (_SAE 30 MOTOR OiL API. (_) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE (_) REFER TO CUSTOMER OSPRAY 15 SILICONE SG RESPONSIBILITIES LUBRICANT "ENGINE" SECTION (MOVE BOOTS TO LUBRICATE) l CUSTOME RESPO LITIES TRACTOR • Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance. The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower. • To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or acone balancer. (When using acone balancer, follow the instructions supptied with balancer). o Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced. BRAKE OPERATION If unit requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See "TO ADJUST BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES ,, Maintain proper air pressure in al! 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. o Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage. BLADE CENTER CARE HOLE 518" BOLT For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. place bent or damaged blades. BLADE NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not. REMOVAL Re- BLADE OR PIN j (See Fig. 13) ° Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades. • Remove hex bolt, lockwasher and flat washer securing blade. V-BELTS o Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown; o Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown. Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. FIG. ! 4 TRANSAXLE o Tighten bolt securely (30-35 Ft. Lbs. torque). IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEATTREATED. Keep transaxte free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade- but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced. CHECK TRANSAXLE (See Fig. 15) MANDREL ASSEMBLY BLADE COOMNG • Block up rear axle securely or use a tractor jack. o Remove left rear wheel by removing hub bolts. o Remove filler plug from transaxle. Oil level must be even with plug threads. If necessary, fill with SAE 30 motor oil, API-SG. Replace filler plug. Reassemble wheel to hub. o LOCK WASHER OIL LEVEL • For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT CATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. SPECIFI- TRANSAXLE FILLER PLUG o o FIG. 13 TO SHARPEN BLADE (See Fig° 14) Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine. NG. 15 16 CUSTO BATTERY Sl (See Fig. 16) NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, !0W30 etc.) mprove starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above 32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil. Your unit has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life, - ° Acid solution level in each battery cell should be even with bottoms of vent wells. Add only distilled or iron free water if necessary. Do not overfill. Change the oil after the first two hours of operation and every 50 hours thereafter or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year. Keep battery and terminals clean. Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you check the oil level. Keep battery bolts tight. Keep vent caps tight and small vent holes in caps open. o Recharge at 6 amperes for 1 hour. TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 17 and 18) - Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG. Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to "leak" power. Remove terminal guard. • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Wash battery with solution of four tablespoons of baking sodato one gallon of water. Be careful notto get the soda solution into the cells. o Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. o Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. Reinstall battery (See "INSTALL BATTERY" Assembly section of this manual). j o Be sure tractor is on level surface. • - Oil wil drain more freely when warm. Catch oi! in a suitable container, ® Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove drain plug. ° After oil has drained corn pletely, replace oil drain plug and tighten securely. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. in the Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level, Be sure dipstick is in all the way for accurate reading. Keep oil at "FULL" line on dipstick. CUT AWAY VIEW L__q::::C:=:ZT__I LITIES VENTvENT CAP OIL DRAIN PLUG WELL \ BATTERY CELL ACID LEVEL \ \ OIL FILL CAP/DIPSTICK FiG. 16 ENGmNE LUBRiCATiON Only use high quality detergent oi rated with API service classification SG. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES FIG. 18 :)o -20 < qEMPERATURE 30 ° - 10° RANGE 60 ° 0' AN3 r CiPATED 10' BEFORE 80 _ 20' NEXT 30' 40 ° OIL CHANGE FIG, 17 17 CUSTOME CLEAN AmR SCREEN PONSI ILITIES (See Fig. 19) WING NUT 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. CARTRIDGE PLATE _S_'_ FOAM ENGINE COOLING SEAL _'_J JJ FINS (See Fig, 19) Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to prevent engine damage from overheating. Engine blower housing must be removed. Remove side panels and hood (See "TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). FIG. 20 A_R SCREEN COOLING FINS (BOTH S_DES) MUFFLER inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. \ SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever comes first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual. \ ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filer every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than !00 hours in one year. IN-LINE FIG. 19 AIR FmLTER (See Fig. 20) Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner element after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours or every season, whichever occurs first. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. ,, FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 21) The fue! filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. o With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. o Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are property positioned. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. Remove wing nut and cover. • Remove seal and cartridge plate. TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER ,, Slide foam pre-cteaner off cartridge. o • Wash it in liquid detergent and water. Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth. CLAMP FUEL FILTER , Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil. TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE , FMGo21 Gently tap the flat side of the paper cartridge to dislodge dirt. Do not wash the paper cartridge or use pressurized air, as this will damage the cartridge. Replace a dirty, bent, or damaged cartridge. Reinstall the pre-cleaner paper cartridge. CLEANING (cleaned and oiled) over the ® Reassemble air cleaner, cartridge plate, and seal. ,, Install the air cleaner cover and wing nut. Tighten wing nut 1/2turn to 1 fullturn after nut contactscover. Do not overtighten. 18 ° 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. ADJU SERVICE CAUTION: BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Depress dutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake, Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position= Place attachment ctutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped, Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. o • o - TRACTOR TO REMOVE TO LEVEL MOWER MOWER HOUSING Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" on page 3 of this manual) If tires are over or undednflated, you will not properly adjust your mower. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 22 and 23) Raise mower to its highest position. • Measure height from bottom of deck cud to ground level at front corners of mower. Distance "A" should be the same. ° tf distance "A" needs to be changed, make adjustment on one side of mower only, • Raise one side of mower by tightening lift link adjustment nut on that side. (See Fig, 22) • • • • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn height adjustment knob to !owest setting. Lower mower to its lowest position. Remove retainer spnng holding anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and disengage antioswaybar from bracket. • Remove retainer springs from suspension arms at deck and disengage arms from deck. , Raise attachment lift to its highest position. • Remove two retainer springs from each front link and remove links. • Slide mower forward and remove belt from electric clutch pulley. , Slide mower out from under right side of tractor. IMPORTANT: IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE MOWER DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR, REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS. TO iNSTALL NTS Lower one side of mower by loosening lift link adjustment nut on that side. NOTE: Each half turn of adjustment nut will change deck level about 1/4". • MOWER Recheck level after adjusting. Follow procedure described in "INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT" in the Assembly section of this manual, FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKET ADJUSTMENT SUSPENSION ARMS NUTS LIFT LINKS \ \ \ FRONT MOWER BRACKET ELECTRIC CLUTCH PULLEY CHASSIS BRACKET FRONT SUSPENSION BRACKET RETAINER SPRINGS / RETAINER SPRING MOWER BRACKET / / ANTFSWAY BAR \ \ FIG. 22 19 SERVICE AND AOJ STMENTS TO REPLACE FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 24 and 25) iMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO°SIDE. To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position. Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance ',F" directly in front of and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown. , Before making any necessary adjustments, checkthat both front links are equal in length: • If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link. To lower front of mower housing, loosen nut"G" on both front links an equal number of turns. ® When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut"H" against trunnion on both front links. . To raise front of mower housing, loosen nut "H" from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut "G" on both front links an equal number of turns. When distance "F" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut "H" against trunnion on both front links. NOTE: Each full turn of nut "G" will change dim. "F" by approximately 3/8"o • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. MOWER DRIVE. BELT MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL (See Fig. 26) o • • Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking brake. Remove four screws from L.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Rol! belt over the top of L.H. mandrel pulley. o Remove belt from electric dutch pulley. • Remove belt from idler pulleys. o Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. o Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they rotate freely. o Be sure spring is securely hooked to primary idler arm and bolt in mower housing. MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION (See Fig. 26) • Install belt in both idlers. Make sure belt is in both belt keepers at the idlers as shown. o Install new belt onto electric clutch pulley. - Roll belt into upper groove of L.H. mandrel pulley. o Carefully check belt routing making sure belt is in the grooves correctly and inside belt keepers. Reassemble L.H. mandrel cover. SCREWS "F" _ SPRING _ "F" G ROU N_DL_NE /Z7Z?77-77777777_/ 7_;:_:( :7 iTZ777-_T77*777777-T/7 FIG. 24 i:iii!_ BOTH FRONT LINKS SHOULD BE EQUAL IN LENGTH BOLT IN HOUSING FIG, 26 NUT "H" FRONT LINKS FiG. 25 2O SE TO REPLACE MOWER CE BLADE ADJUSTMENTS DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 27) Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake, Remove mowerdrive belt (See'qO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual), o Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in this section of this manual). o Remove four screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover. Unhook spring from bolt on mower housing. o Carefully roll belt off R.H. mandrel pulley. Remove belt from center mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and L.H. mandrel pulley. o Remove any dirt or grass which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface. • Check secondary idler arm and idler to see that they rotate freely. Be sure spring is hooked in secondary idler arm and sway-bar bracket. o Install new belt in lower groove of L.H. mandrel pulley, idler pulley, and center mandrel pulley as shown. • Roll belt over R.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure belt is in all grooves properly. Reconnect spring to bolt in mower housing and reinstall R.H. mandrel cover. Reinstall mower to tractor (See"TO INSTALL MOWER" in the Assembly section of this manual). o Reassemble mower drive belt (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). NYLON LOCKNUT (3) BRAKE FIG, 28 TO ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 29) Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the left side of the transaxie. If tractor requires more than six (6)feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. CENTER MANDREL • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut "A" on brake rod. - If distance is other than 1-3/4", loosen jam nut and turn nut 'A until distance becomes 1-3/4". Retighten jam nut against nut "A". • 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/department. WiTH PARKING BRAKE "ENGAGE" COVER / iDLER ARM tSCREW ,° \ NUT "A" SPRING j SWAY-BAR BRACKET OPERATING ARM iDLER PULLEY NUT FIG. 27 TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT (See Fig. 28) CLUTCH The electric clutch should provioe years of service. The _tutch has a bulk-in brake that stops the pulley within 5 3econds. Eventually, the internal brake will wear which may cause the mower blades to not engage, or, to not stop as required. Adjustments should be made byyour nearest adthorized service center/department. ° Make sure atta chment clutch and ignition switches are in "OFF" position. ° Adjust the three nylon Iocknuts until space between clutch plate and rotor measures .0t2" at all three slot locations cut inside of brake plate. NOTE: After installing a new electric clutch, run tractor at full throttle and engage and disengage electric clutch 10 cycles to wear unclutch plate PLATE \ FiG, 29 21 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE (See Fig, 30} MOTION DRmVE BELT TO ADJUST Raise hood and disconnect tery cable. o Set parking brake (to get belt slack). , Remove mower drive belt from electric clutch pulley only (See "TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT" in this section of this manual). FRONT WHEEL BLACK (grounding) bat- TOE-IN ADJUSTMENT TO CHECK TOE-IN (Se e Fig. 31) • • Roll belt off clutching idler pulleys, then off engine pulley and front V-idler pulley. • Pull belt out of all belt keepers. BELT INSTALLATION Place V part of belt into grooves on engine pulley and front V-idler, making sure to route belt inside of belt keepers. Position front wheeis straight ahead. Measure distance between wheels at front and rear of tires (dimensions "A" and "B"). Front dimension "A" should be 1/8" to 1/4" less than rear dimension "B". TO ADJUST TOE-IN (See Figs. 31 and 32) - Put belt coming from V-idler above midspan belt keeper, then onto clutching idler pulleys as shown. Make sure "V" part of belt engages "V" idler° • Loosen jam nuts at adjustment sleeves on tie rod. • Adjusttieroduntildimenslon"A"isl/8"tol/4"lessthan dimension "B". o Tighten jam nuts securely. Place belt around transaxle pulley, beginning at top. "V" part of belt should engage transaxle pulley. - ALIGNMENT Front wheel toe-in is required for proper steering operation. Toe-in was set at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If parts in the front axle or steering mechanism have been replaced or damaged, check toe-in and adjust if necessary. Roll motion drive belt Off transaxle pulley. , WHEEL If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straightforward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For ease of service there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom of left footrest. It is not necessary to remove mower. BELT REMOVAL• STEERING B Place long lower section of belt through loop in midspan belt keeper. Check to be sure belt is on proper side of all belt keepers. o _ Reinstall mower drive belt onto electric clutch pulley. FRONT OF TRACTOR _ • Release parking brake. IMPORTANT: CHECK BRAKE ADJUSTMENT. TRACTOR VoBELT DRIVE SCHEMATaC VIEWED FROM L;H. SlOE OF TRACTOR CLUTCHBNG _DLER FIG. 31 ADJUSTMENT BELT TIE ROD CLUTCHING FLAT gDLER ENGINE PULLEY SLEEVES ABOVE VqDLER JAM NUTS BELT TWISTS /\ BELT KEEPER PULLEY TRANSAXLE PULLEY FIGo 32 FRONT WHEEL CAMBER The front whee camber is not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. AS VIEWED FROM BOTTOM RG. 30 22 SE TO REMOVE WHEEL CE AN A USTMENTS FOR REPAIRS POSTVE I NE FRONT WHEEL (See Fig. 33) = • Block up axle securely. o Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal. (+) Repair tire and reassemble. o Replace washers and snap retaining Hng securely in axle groove. o Replace axle cover. (-) FiG. 34 WASHERS RETAINING PANEL RING \ AXLE \ covE_ \ ° ° FiG. 33 FiG. 35 REAR WHEEL o Block rear axle securely. • Remove five (5) hub bolts to allow wheel removal. TO REPLACE Repair tire and reassemble. bolts securely. - Raise hood. - Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. o Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. Close hood. Replace and tighten hub TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK See Figs. 34 and 35) BATTERY - CAUTION: Lead-acid batteries gener= ate e×plosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. INTERLOCKS o TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 30 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse, fuse holder is located behind the dash, 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 NEGATIVE (-) terminal of fully charged battery. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a panel bolt on the left side of the tractor, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER - o AND RELAYS Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram _nRepair Parts section of this manual. 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. o BULB Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: TO ATTACH JUMPER HEADLIGHT BLACK cable first from chassis and fully charged battery. RED cable last from both batteries. 23 The E CE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST ATTACHMENT (See Fig. 36) LiFT SPIRING ADJUSTMENT BOLT • While holding spring bushing with wrench, loosen jam nut. • Turn adjustment bolt clockwise to extend spring and reduce lift effort (for heavier attachments). ,, Turn adjustment tachments. Retighten bolt counterclockwise jam nut against spring HOOD AND ® JAM NUT bushing. GRILL BUSHING for lighter at- IMPORTANT: DO NOT ADJUST FOR MAXIMUM SPRING TENSION WHEN USING LIGHT ATTACHMENTS SUCH AS A MOWER. ADJUST LIFT LEVER SPRING TO AID IN LIFTING ATTACHMENT. DO NOT OVERPOWER SPRING. WHEN REMOVING ATTACHMENT, ALWAYS ADJUST SPRING TENSION TO ITS LOWEST POSITION. TO REMOVE SPRING o ATTACHMENT UFT SPRMNG ® FiG. 36 ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 37) • Raise hood. / / WIRE CONNECTION ,/ ,, Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor° o To replace, reverse above procedure. / HOOD FNG.37 24 SERVICE A ADJU ACCELERATION ENGINE • TO ADJUST THROTTLE (See Fig. 38 & 39) 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: Check that speed control lever is against stop screw. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and pull throttle cable until lever is against screw. Tighten clamp screw securely. TO ADJUST CARBURETOR (See Fig. 40) The carburetor has been present at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel. temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does not need adjustment, proceed as follows: Move throttle control lever from slow (-_) to fast (,@) position. If engine hesitates or dies, turn idle mixture screw out (counterclockwise) I/8 turn. Repeat test and continue to adjust, if necessary, until engine accelerates smoothly. CASING CLAMP \ in general, turning the adjusting needles in (clockwise) decreases the supply of fuel to the engine giving a leaner fuel/air mixture. Turning the adjusting needles out (counterclockwise) increases the supply of fuel to the engnne giving a richer fuel/air mixture. IMPORTANT: DAMAGE TO THE NEEDLES AND THE SEATS IN CARBURETOR MAY RESULT IF SCREW IS TURNED IN TOO TIGHT. PRELIMINARY STOP SCREW / j" Be sure you have a clean air filter, and the throttle control cable is adjusted properly (see above). o With engine off turn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockw_se) closing it finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1-1/4 turns. FIG. 38 STOP Turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) closing finger tight and then turn out (counterclockwise) 1 turn. FINAL SETTING o Start engine and allow to warm for five minutes. Make final adjustments with engine running and shift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • With throttle control lever in fast ( ,1_ ) position, turn main fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die then turn out (counterclockwise) until engine runs rough. Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions • SPEED CONTROL LEVER /li;?1 SETTING - * TEST - High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust-damage may result. IMPORTANT: NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE GOVERNOR WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE THE FACTORY HIGH SPEED SETTING CAN BE DANGEROUS IFYOUTHINKTHEENGINE-GOVERNED HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING. CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER! DEPARTMENT. WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS. With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast ('¢ep)position. o ENTS SPEED CONTROL LEVER FroG.39 IDLE SPEED ADJUSTING SCREW -o Idle s_p_eedsetting - With throttle control lever in slow (,_!) position, engine should idle at 1400 RPM. If engine idles too slow or fast turn idle speed adjusting screw in or out until correct idle is attained. Idle fuel needte setting - With throttle control lever in slow (_) position, _urn idle fuel adjusting needle in (clockwise) until engine begins to die and then turn out (coun[erclockwise) until engine runs rough° Turn needle to a point midway between those two positions. Recheck idle speed, Readjust if necessary. 25 FIG, 40 STORAGE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM iMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR FUEL FILTER, FUEL H©SE. OR TANK DURING STORAGE. ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS ICALLED 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. 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. - Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual). o Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). Q e Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. o 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 using fuel stabilizer. ENGINE Fully charge the battery for storage. o After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging. - To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned tho roughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manua ). - CYUNDERS After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come Jncontact with battery terminals. ® Be sure battery drain tube is securely attached. o If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces. OIL Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engtne oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manuab. BATTERY - Start the engine and tet it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. Use fresh fuel next season. Lubricate as shown in the Customer Responsibilities section of this manual. o Drain the fuel tank. o Remove spark plug(s). , Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). • Turn ignition key to"START" position for a few seconds to distribute oil. o Replace with new spark plug(s). OTHER o 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 o o If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt. Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust. iMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM. 26 SE ICE 27 OTES T iOUBLESHOOTING TS m PROBLEM CAUSE Wiml not start Hard to start Engine Engine start will not turn over clicks but will not Loss of power 1. Out of fuel, 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Engine not "CHOKED" Engine flooded. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fue! filter. Water in fuel. 1. Fill fuel tank. properly. 2, 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine valves out of adjustment, 8, 9. 10. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Replace spark plug. Clean/replace air filter, Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Check all wiring. Contact an authorized service center/department. Contact an authorized service center/department. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8, Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fue! filter. Stale or dirty fuel. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine valves out of adjustment. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Clean/replace air filter, Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Check al! wiring. Contact an authorized service center/department. Contact an authorized service center/department. 1. 2. 3. 4. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. Attachment clutch is engaged. Weak or dead battery. Blown fuse. 1. 2, Depress clutch/brake pedal. Disengage attachment clutch. 5. 6. 7, 8. 9. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty ignition switch. Faul[y solenoid or starter. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuse. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. ChecWreplace ignition switch. ChecWreplace solenoid orstarter, 9. Contact an authorized 1, 2. 3. 4. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 1. 2. 3. 4. Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals, Check aft wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. 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 plug. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. Water in fuel. !, 2. 3. 4, 5. 6. 7. 8, 9. Set in "Higher Cut" position/reduce speed. Adjust throttle control. Clean underside of mower housing. Clean/replace air filter. Check oil level/change oil. Clean and regap or change spark plug. Replace fuel filter. Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. Clean engine air screen/fins. Clean/replace muffler, Check all wiring. Contact an authorized service center/department. Contact an authorized service center/department. 10. !1, 12. 13. 14. 15. Excessive vibration CORRECTION 1. 2. 3, Spark plug wire loose. Dirty engine air screen/fins, Dirty/clogged muffler. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment, Engine valves out of adjustment, 10. 11. 12. 3. !4. 15. Worn, bent or loose blade. Bent blade mandrel. Loose/damaged part(s). 1. 2. 3. 28 service center/department. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Replace blade mandrel. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. TROU LESH OTI POINTS CORRECTION PROBLEM CAUSE Engine continues to run when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch 1 Faulty operator-safety 1. 2. 1, Check wiring, switches and connections. If net corrected, contact an authorized service center/ department. Worn. bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. 1. 2. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Level mower deck. 3. 4. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel. 5. Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels. 3, 4. 5. Clean unaerside Of mower housing. Replace blade mandrel. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes. presence control system, engaged Poorcut-uneven Mower blades wiii not rotate Poor grass discharge 1. Obstruction 1 Remove obstruction, 2. 3. 4. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. Frozen idler pulley. Frozen blade _nandrel, 2, 3, 4 Replace mower drive belt. Replace idler pulley. Replace blade mandrel. Engine speed too slow. Travel speed too fast. Wet grass, Mower deck not level. Low/uneven tire air pressure. Worn, bent or loose blade, Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower. Mower drive belt worn. Blades improperly installed. Improper bladeS used Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass. Eeaves, and trash around mandrels. 1 2, 3, 4, Place throttle control in "FAST" position, Shift to slower speed, Allow grass to dry before mowing. Level mower deck, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8, 9. t0, 11. ir clutch mechanism. 5 6. 7 8 9 10. 11 Check tires for proper air pressure. Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt. Clean underside of mower housing. Replace mower drive belt, Reinstall blades sharp edge down. Replace with blades listed in this manual. Clean around mandrels to open yen1 holes. 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. 2, 3. 4. 5. Turn switch "ON". Replace bulb(s), Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. Battery will not charge 1. 2. 3. 4. Bad battery cell(s). Poor cable connections. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). Faulty alternator. 1. 2. Replace battery. Check/clean all connections. 3. 4. Replace regulator. Replace alternator. 1 Engine throttle control not set at "SLOW" position for 30 seconds before stopping engine, 1, Move throttle control to "SLOW" position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine. Engine "backfires" when turning engine "OFF" 29 18 HP 44" TRACTOR = MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 SCHEMATIC RED BLACK BATTE RY FUSE 30 AMP. \ RED RED AMMETER WHITE [c---; ,_ _ ......... I ; ("_) I _ F ,, RED WH,TE hi _@_ L__ CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) : STARTER BLAO,. SOLENO,D ELECTRIC CLUTCH t REDo--_a a X a /--O_L!I 3LACK _D SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) t 1 I I q- I-- L __ GROUNDING CONNECTOR I! BLACK (_ IGNITION UNIT SPARK 9_----_ _ PLUGS _ D CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 15 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM I RED 28 VOLTS AC @ 3600 RPM ,REGULATOR DISCONNECTED ORANGE _D HEADLIGHT _i_._ SWITCH (OFF) BROWN ___ _ BLACK HEADLIGHTS • O NON-REMOVABLE CONN ECTtONS IGNITION SWITCH CIRCUIT _-- M+G G FC If0 E H_B D IUA REMOVABLE CONN ECTIONS WIRING iNSULATED CLIPS NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING 30 PTO SWITCH POSITION l CIRCUIT 4 OFF ! ON JC+F,B=E,A+D C _ G REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 DECALS 18 13 6 \ 3 7 15 !5 /8 7 4 13 \ 8 10 \ 2 / / 11 12 14, KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 !1 12 138955 142254 138042 138043 133644 138048 142243 128314 137537 4900J 138435 WHEELS 2_ KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal Decal, Decal, Decal, Decal, Operating Instruction Grill GT6000 USA Black Hood, Craftsman, RH Hood, Craftsman, LH Maintenance Side Panel Side Panel Fender, Craftsman Caution Clutch/Brake V-Belt Drive Schematic 13 !4 15 17 18 19 23 - - . = 105567X 139346 142242 138834 132266 138047 I06202X 138311 140330 140331 KEY PART NO. NO, & TIRES 1 2 3 /3 7 / 4 4 5 5 / 8 / / / 6 / 7 8 / 59192 65139 106228X427 106277X427 8134H 7154J 106230X 105588X 278H 6856M 9040H 104757X 136327 DESCRIPTION Decal, Chassis, 6 Speed/44" Decal, V-Belt Schematic Decal Hood Insert Hd GT Decal, Dash Decal, Insert Strg Decal, Battery Reflector, Taillight Decal, Handle Lft Height Adjust (Lift Handle) Manual, Owner's (Eng) Manual, Owner's (Span) DESCRIPTION Cap, Valve, Tire Stem Valve Rim Assembly, Front Rim Assembly, Rear Tube, Front (Service Item Only) Tube, Rear (Service Item Only) Tire, Front Tire Rear Fitting, Grease (Front Wheel Only) Fitting, Grease Bearing, Flange (Front Wheel Only) Cap, Axle (Front Wheel Only) Cover, Axle (Rear Wheel Only) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 31 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 ELECTRICAL 22 23 J 41 24 \ \ 42 19 33 \, 25 12 45 \ 11 1 38 / 9 7 54 32 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR --MODEL NUMBER 917,257720 ELECTRICAL KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 !9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 38 40 41 !21537X 74760412 STD551025 STD551125 121264X STD541025 7697J 7603J 109596X 72240460 !02476X 123198X 10090400 73350400 127441X 4152J 1!150400 4799J 4799J 108824X 121080X 121305X 140399 140400 141226 140403 1107t2X 140660 140428 17720408 42 43 45 50 51 53 131563 138406 122822X 140404 140405 71031008 54 55 73951000 104445X NOTE: DESCRmPTION Battery Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Washer 9/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga. Washer, Lock 1/4 Caps, Battery Nut, Hex 1/4-20 Tube, Drain Tray, Battery Clamp, Hose Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 x 7-1/2 Guard, Terminal Nut, Wing 1!4-20 Washer, Lock 1/4 Nut, Hex Jam 1/4-20 Harness, Light Socket Bulb, Headlight Washer, Lock, tnt. Tooth Cable Battery Cable Battery Fuse Cable, Ground Switch, Plunger Switch, Ignition Nut, Ignition Cover, Switch Key Key, Ignition Switch, Light Harness Adapter Harness, Ignition Screw, Hex Washer Head, Thread Cutting 1/4-20 x 1/2 Cover, Terminal Solenoid Ammeter Switch, P.T.O. Ring Retainer PTO Screw, Hex Washer Head #1032xl/2 Nut, Keps #10-32 Switch, lntlk CI Grd Gry 2 Term All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33 given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR CHASSIS = MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 AND ENCLOSURES 14 18 \ \\ 3 \ \ \ 59 92 93 37 49 68 73 47 52 25 43 58 34 94 / / 78 5O 17 93 2O 19 7O 24 86 85 / 67 21 94/,_ 25 39 34 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRmPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1! 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 Rail, Frame RH Drawbar, Gt Panel Asm., Side LH Nut, Lock Hex 7/16 Unc Dash, Plastic Black Dash Asm., Lower Screw, Thd Cut 1/4-20 x !/2 Support, Battery Nut, Pa Washer 9/32 x lq/4 x 16 Ga. Rivet, Ratchet Male Washer, Nylon Rivet, Ratchet Female HoodAsm, Pnt Lens. Bar Clear Cover, Access Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Grille Washer 13/32x 13/16x 12Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Nut, Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Panel Asm., Side RH Panel, Dash Side RH Footrest, RH Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Screw, Thdrol 5/16-18 x 3/4 Panel, Dash Side LH Footrest, LH Bracket, Support Dash Saddle, Slkscr Vgt Brace, Support Steering Bracket Asm., Frame Pivot Lh Bracket Asm., Frame Pivot Rh Bracket, Engine Support Rear Washer 11i32xll/16x16Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4 Fender, Pnt° Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bracket, Axte Front Bracket, SupportAxle/Engine Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20 Unc x 1/2 Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Bracket, Spnsn Front Lh 140505 140506 136671X459 73800700 136696 139420 17720408 137563 108067X 19092016 137270 137269 137271 136673X459 136374 121794X 17490612 136373X428 19131312 74760616 73800600 136670X459 121045X 105464X459 17490612 17490512 12!046X 105465X459 138193 137143X014 137556 136742 136741 136963 19111116 74780512 121642X459 19091216 136961 136962 74760408 72140608 136939 - MODEL NUMBER KEY PART NO. NO. 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 5! 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73 77 78 84 85 86 88 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 106 136940 138460 10040400 17490608 136814 136813 136575 72140506 73800500 137304 126470X 138461 73510400 137113 74180412 17490620 72110608 19131614 10040600 73220600 105466X 137157 17490508 139212 137159 74180512 74780616 137308 17720408 !38952 120404X 74760716 10040700 11050600 140504 140941X013 17490608 100207K 105531X 8022J 137373 17580520 917i257720 DESCRAPTION Bracket, Spnsn Front Rh Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Rh Washer, Lock Hvy Helical 1/4 Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1/2 Bracket Asm., Pivot Hood Lh Bracket Asm., Pivot Hood Rh Bracket, Chassis Front Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Locknut, Hex W/Ins 5/16-18 Unc Rod, Support Hood Clip, Insulated Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh Nut, Keps Hex 1/4-20 Bracket Asm.. Fender Screw, Mach Cr 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw Thdrol. 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc Pad, Footrest Guide, Belt T/A Screw Thdrol. 5/16-18 x 1/2 Shield Heat Guide, Belt Mid Span Screw, Mach Trhd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Shield, Front Screw, Thd. Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 Stop, Over Center Mower Bracket, Support Transaxle Bolt, Fin Hex 7/16-!4 Uric x 1 Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 7/16 Washer, Lock External Tooth 3/8 Rail, Frame Lh Plate, Silkscreen Dash Screw, Thdroi 3/8-16 x 1/2 Clip, Fue! Line Push Nut, Nylon Plug, Hole Shield, Heat, Engine Bolt 5/16-18 x 1-!!4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR GROUND - MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 DRIVE i ': =,, 38 36 37 6 31 _ 68 64 37 / 38 5O / <,._.. 56 36 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR GROUND KEY NO. PART NO. 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 !9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 9858M1 7563R 73680600 76020412 135758 12000034 140080 143046 136927 9204H 139419 38901 19131316 143012 126909X 137104 136926 72140506 23260412 633A109 106932X 136925 136923 137552 17490528 28 29 30 31 34 35 36 37 73350600 137213 19131614 76020312 124236X 137648 138364 121749X - MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 DRIVE KEY NO. DESCRiPTiON Key, Woodruff Washer, Thrust Axle Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Pin, Cotter Wheel, Hub Assembly Klip, Ring Bolt, Hub Disc, Brake Yoke, Brake Disc Locknut 1/2-20 Washer, Special Bushing Wahser 13/32 x 13/16x 16 Ga. Set, Screw 1/4-28 × 3/4 Spring Lever, Brake Cam, Brake Disc Bolt, Carriage 5/18-18 x 3/4 Screw. Flat Head 1/4-28 x 3/4 Gearshift, Lever Assembly Knob Support, Puck Brake Puck. Brake Top Spring, Return Screw, Hex Wsh Thd. 5/16-18 x 13/4 Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Brake, Rod Washer 13/32 x 1 x 14Ga. Pin, Cotter 3/32 x 3/4 Cap, Plunger Rod, Parking Brake Spring, Extension Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 PART NO. 110895X 74321016 5304J 73631000 8883R 74760412 104601X 73800400 121358X 138228 72110614 19131413 131494 73800600 139123 207J 138390 105706X 137153 105598X 73800500 122253X 122268X 137524 10040700 74760720 137649 67609 140296 19131312 5!42H 136327 DESCRiPTiON Nyliner Screw, Fin. #10-24 x ! Actuator, Interlock Switch Locknut #10-24 Cover, Pedal Bolt, Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4 Bracket, Interlock Locknut w/Insert 1/4-20 Retainer, Spring Clutch Rod Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Washer 13/32 x 7/8 x 13 Ga. Pulley, Idler, Flat Locknut, Hex 3/8-16 Pulley, Idler, Grooved Washer, Hardened Clutch, Arm Assembly Bearing, Idler WBelt Bracket, Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Locknut. Hex, with Insert 5/16-19 Shift Rod, Hi-Lo Spring Clip, Connecting Link Pulley, Transaxle Washer. Lock 7/16 Bolt, Fin Hex 7/16-14 x 1-1/4 Shaft, Clutch/Brake Pedal Bolt, Shoutder Washer, Hardened Washer, Flat Pin. Roll Hub, Cover NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37 given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR STEERING = MODEL NUMBER ASSEMBLY / f 26 24 23 22 / 31 / / 34 / 33 32 / 27 19 5 27 / 6/ / / 16 // 38 917.257720 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR STEERING = MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 ASSEMBLY KEY NO. PART NO. ! 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 121472X 137094 6855M 136960 136959 6266H 121748X 12000029 121232X 74781044 136518 73901000 121749X 10040600 73610600 102458X 137347 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 137155 138053 139811 100711L 1554J 17431008 19133808 74780616 126805X 3366R 73800600 104239X 12000034 138136 19111610 10040500 74760512 138059 137156 73360600 109850X 73700600 109851X NOTE: DESCRIPTION Wheel, Steering Axle Asm., Front Fitting, Grease Spindle Asm, LH Spindle Asm., RH Bearing, Race Thrust Harden Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. Ring, Klip #T5304-75 Cap, Spindle Bolt, Fin Hex 5/8-11 x 2-3/4 Spacer, Brg. Axle Front Nut Lock Flange 5/8-11 Unc Washer 25/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8 Nut, Fin Hex 3/8-24 Unf Shaft Asm,, Steering Rod Asm., Tie Ball J Ball Vgt (Inc. Key No. 36_40) Draglink, Ball Joint Solid Vgt Support Asm., Steering Vgt Column, Steering Adapter, Wheel Steering Bushing, Strg. BIk Screw, Slftp #10-16 x 1/2 Ty-b Washer 13/32 x 2-3/8 x 8 Ga. Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Cap, Wheel Steering Bearing, Col. Strg. Nut, Lock Hex W/Wsh 3/8-16 Unc Bearing, Flange Ring, Klip Truarc #5304-75 Bushing, Nyliner Snap Washer 11/32 x 1 x lOGa. Washer, Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16 Bolt, Hex Hd 5/16-18 x 3/4 Gear, Sector Steering Tie Rod Jam Nut RH Thread Joint Asm. Ball RH Thread Jam Nut LH Thread Joint Asm. Ball LH Thread All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39 ' REPA_ PA_'T$ !8 HP 44!' "TRACTOR ENGIN,E •" MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 2O 34, 3O • , ...... 13 32 i ............... / / / •f i / / 12 17 19 18 . _ ,S '/ "1:5 43 42 41 9 29 37 [ SPARK: ARRESTEF_ K_T] 4O 28 4O REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR = MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 ENGINE KEY NO. 1 2 PART NO. 14! 948 144110 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13240300 13280328 1320030O 138129 121361X 138559 105432X 137140 136907 138486 138487 127334X 109227X 106082X 123549X 13290300 2O 21 133439 17720410 KEY NO. DESCRiPTiON Engine Kohler 18 Mag Vt Muffler Asm Kohler VGT (Inc. Key No. 34) Elbow Street 3/8 NPT Nipple Pipe 3/8NPT X 3 - 1/2 Elbow STD 90 Degree 3/8 - 18 NPT Clamp Tube Double Engine Pulley V-Idler Stop Keeper Asm VGT Bushing Clutch Electric Pulley Engine VGT Elect Clutch Baffle Air LH Koh VGT Baffle Air RH Koh VGT Tank Fuel W/Sym Vented Pad Spacer Pad Spacer Cap Asm Fuel W/Sym, Vented Plug Oil Drain (Order From Engine Manufacturer) Control Throttle Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4 - 20 X 5/8 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 PART NO. 138672 19132616 11050600 73610600 3645J 139277 7834R 105037X 17490508 17720408 10040500 74570512 123487X 11050600 17490624 17490652 126197X 10040700 71170768 DESCRiPTiON Control Choke Washer 13/32 X 1 - 5/8 X 16 Ga Washer Ext Tooth 3/8 Nut Fin Hex 3/8 - 24 UNF Bushing Stem Tank Fuel Fuel Line Spark Arrester Kit Strip Foam Screw Thdrol 5/16 - 18 X 1/2 Screw Thd Cut 1.4 - 20 x 1/2 Washer Lock 5/16 Screw Hex 5/16 - 16 UNC X 3/4 Clamp Hose Lockwasher Ext Tooth 3/8 Screw Thdrol 3/8 - 16 X 1 - 1/2 TT Screw Thdrol 3/8 - 16 X 3 - 1/4 Washer 1-1/20D X 15/32 ID X .250 Washer Lock 7/16 Bolt Hex 7/16 - 20 X 4 - 1/4 Ga 5 NOTE: All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm .J 41 given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER 917,257720 SEAT ASSEMBLY 8--.._ G__/=° 9_-__ S 7_ pj_-9 - 8 4L" J " \\\ - ":- - ""'.-.rJ: - ;-. 5 \ 4 \ 18 /5 "'-. \ 19 ), 12 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 !0 12 t3 127439 140551 140675 127018X 140407 73680600 t24181X 17490508 19131614 140552 121246X 121248X DESCRiPTiON Seat Bracket, Pivot Seat Strap, Fender Bolt, Shoulder 5/16o18 x .62 Clip, Push In Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc Spring, Seat Cprsn Screw. Thdrol 5/16-18 X 1/2 Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga. Pan, Seat Bracket, Mounting Switch Bushing, Snap K EY NO. PART NO. 14 15 16 17 !8 19 20 21 22 72050411 12!249X 123740X 123976X 19171912 120068X 124238X 139888 73680500 DESCRiPTiON Bolt, Carriage 1/4-20 X 1-3/8 Spacer, Split Spring, Cprsn Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Ftg Gr. 5 Washer 17/32 × !-3/16 x 12 Ga. Knob, Seat 1/2-13 Unc Cap, Spring Seat Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 Nut, Crownlock 5/16-18 Uric NOTE: All component dimensions gwen in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 42 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR .. MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 LiFT ASSEMBLY 40 42 43 3 / \\ / \ \ \ 39 / 41 / 42 1 \ 7 / / / / _23 / < 25 / / 2 \11 / 6 26 23 \ 13 \ 12 16 23 22 12 13 20 19"18 KEY NO. PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 !0 11 12 13 !4 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 !21006X 137295 121002X 12000022 19292016 74780624 125631X 122365X 122364X 2876H 138020 3146R 139867 140302 73800600 674A247 73350600 5329J 19131316 5328J 74760616 127218 4939M KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Rod Asm., Lever Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt Lever Asm., Lift Rh EoRing Truarc #5133-87 Washer 29/32 x 1-1/4 x 16 Ga, Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Grip, Handle Fluted Button, Plunger Plunger, Lever Lift Spring 2-1/8" Link Lift Retainer, Spring Arm, Suspension Vgt Bearing Nut, Lock Hex WfWsh 3/8-16 Unc Spring Asm., Assist Lift Nut, Hex Jam 3/8-16 Uno Bracket Spring Assist Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Adjust Spring Assist Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Link, Front Retainer, Spring 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 PART NO. 73350800 130171 73800800 12000037 19151216 110810X 1!0807X 19131016 137150 76020308 137167 138057 17490612 120529X !23933X505 123935X 74780516 10040500 19112410 123934X 15 DESCRIPTION Nut, Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc Trunnion Nut, LockW/Wsh !/2-13 Uric Ring, Ktip #T5304-37 Washer 15/32x3/4x16Ga. Trunnion Dp Stop Dbl Thds Pit Nut. Special Washer 13/32x5/8x 16 Ga. Spring, Compression Inf Hgt Pin, Cotter 3/32 x !/2 Rod, Adj Lift Knob, Inf 3/8-16 Unc Screw, Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4 Washer, Nylon Pointer, Pnt Height Indicator Plug, Hole Bolt, Fin Hex 5/16-1 8 x 1 Washer, Lock Hvy HIcl Spr 5/16 Washer 11i32xl-1/2x10Ga. Scale, Indicator Height NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25,4 mm 43 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR 44" MOWER - MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 DECK 55 45 53 48 38 29 47 3O 6O 59 60 58 32 57\ / I 64 24 2 42 \ 26 6 54 \ 18 17 10 / 23 44 22 REPAIR PARTS !8 HP 44" TRACTOR 44" MOWER PART NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 136471 738O0500 72110506 763tj 138457 4939M 130832 850857 10030600 129962 130652 129895 137553 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 137152 110485X 136929 106735X 19111016 105304X t23713X 137607 110452X 109785X 13632'1 19111216 72110614 19131316 132823 73800600 133776 137266 129861 NUMBER 9! 7,257720 DECK [qq 1- ec, e, KEY NO. .- MODEL olo KEY NO. DESCRIPTION Deck Asm., Mower 44" Vented Locknut, Hex W/Ins 5/16-18 Unc Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 3/4 Runner, Mower LH Bracket Asm., Sway Bar Retainer, Spring Arm Suspension, Rear Bolt 3/8-24 x 1.25 Gr. 8 Patched Washer, Lock Hvy 3/8 Unplated Washer, Hard Blade Mower Vented Blade Bearing, Ball #6204 (Mandrel) Shaft Asm., W/Lower Brg (includes Key No. 12) Housing, Mandrel 44" Vent Bearing, Ball Mandrel Stripper, Mower Vented Rod, Hinge Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Ga, Cap, Sleeve Spring, Torsion Deflector Bracket, Deflector Nut, Push Shield, Deflector Mower Runner, RH Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5 Washer 13/32 x i3/16 x 16 Ga. Spacer, Spring Stop idler Nut, Lock Hex W_sh 3/8-16 Unc Bolt 5/16-18 x 1,25 Nut, Fig Top Lock Cntr 9/16 Pulley, Mandrel PART NO. 33 129963 34 72140610 35 72110616 36 72110608 37 137166 38 137554 39 131494 40 136572 42 72140506 43 136460 44 122052X 45 73680600 46 74760628 47 137200 48 137729 49 136574 50 137272 51 137273 52 139245 53 137789 54 131264 55 131290 56138687 57 136577 58 133957 59 137644 60 139031 6t 136573 62 133943 63 72110612 64 19121414 67 73930600 DESCRIPTION Washer, Spacer Mower Vented Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1-1/4 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-!6 x 2 Bolt, Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 Gr. 5 Stiffener, Arm Idler Keeper, Belt Idler Pulley, Idler Flat Pulley, Driven Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 Unc x 3/4 Arm, idler Secondary Spacer, Retainer Nut, Crownlock 3/8-16 Uric Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 Uric x 1-3/4 Cover, Mandrel RH Screw, Thd RoW 1/4-20 x 5/8 Cover, Mandrel LH Arm, Idler Primary Spring, Secondary Pulley, idler V Groove Shield, Idler V-Belt, Mower Primary V-Bek, Mower Secondary Spring, Primary Bar Asm., Wheel Gauge Wheel, Gauge Bolt, Shoulder Pin, Clevis Bracket, Wheel Gauge Washer Hardened Bolt Cardage 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Washer 3/8 x 3/4 x 14Ga Nut, Centerlock 3/8-16 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 45 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR ° MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 TRANSAXLE 7 15 7O 73 86 _85 88_'__87 ,_.----9 7 _94 48 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR = MODEL NUMBER 917.257720 TRANSAXLE KEY PART NO, NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4197R 12000034 4199R 4216R 4215R 4217R 6256H 74020652 9 10 11 12 13 14 !5 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 7392M 137261 4985R 6266H 4212R 137125 6276H 633A63 8118M 8740H1 122238X 4218R 6252H1 7810H 6262H 7393R 992R1 139111 4986R 122254X 6269H 5855H 139538 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 6277H 4225R 7396H 4198R 4200R 7395H 139536 4O 41 45 46 49 50 51 13320400 17580520 6271H 13060200 4895H 4222R 1529R KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRiPTiON Axle Shaft Retaining Ring Final Drive Gear Differential Gear Differential Pinion Differential Carrier Axle Thrust Washer Bolt, Hex Head 3/8-24 x 3-1/4 (1" Thread Length) Steel Ball Spring Shift Fork Detent Shift Fork. High-Low Range Thrust Bearing Race 4th Reduction Pinion Shaft, Brake Snap Ring, Crescent Type High-Low Range Gears Needle Bearing Sintered iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft, High-Low Range Differential Pinion Spacer Differential Pinion Bushing Gripco Centerlock Nut 3/8-24 Shift Fork, R.H. Oil Sea! Sintered Iron Bearing Shift Fork Shaft Shift Fork, L.H. Shift Shaft, High-Low Range Oil Seal Pressure Relief Valve Gearcase, Reverse Idler Shaft and Bearings, R.H. (includes Key No.'s 17,18, 25, 33, 50, 63, 77 and 82) Dowel Pin Needle Bearing Thrust Bearing Race 4th Reduction Gear Shaft 4th Reduction Gear Spacer Thrust Bearing Race Gearcase and Bearings, L.H. (Includes Key Numbers 18, 25, 49, 50 (2), 51 and 52) Pipe Plug 1/2-14 N.P.T. Bolt, Hex 5/16-18 UNC x 1-1/4 Oil Seal Pipe Plug 1/4-18 N.P.T. Needle Bearing Needle Bearing Needle Bearing 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 8119M 4220R 4209R 4213R 4442R 4195R 42t4R 4194R 7528R 4208R 4207R 7398H 4203R 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 4204R 2898J 12000033 4205R 4206R 1370H 633A69 72 73 74 75 77 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 139120 4201R 12000008 1153R 6803J 1167R 73360700 6270H 136984 5384J 2978J 633A85 8739H! 4924H 19151516 110542X 19181511 75J 6274H 76020412 10040500 74760514 633A109 139535 NOTE: 47 DESCRiPTiON Needle Bearing Thrust Bearing Race 3rd Reduction Pinion, Low 4th Reduction Gear 3rd Reduction Pinion Spacer 2nd Reduction Gear Shaft Fina! Drive Pinion 1st Reduction Gear Shaft 1st Reduction Shaft Spacer 3rd Reduction Pinion Hlgh 2nd Reduction Gear Needle Bearing Low Speed Gear and 2nd Reduction Pinion Cluster Reverse Gear Key, Hi-Pro !/8 x 17/32 Klip Ring Intermediate Speed Gear High Speed Gear Thrust Bearing Race Intermediate and High Speed Cluster Pinions Input Shaft Low Speed Pinion E-Ring Reverse Idler Gear Needle Bearing Sealing Washer Nut, Hex, ,Jam 7/16-20 Oil Seal Reverse Idler Shaft Gearshift Lever, Bent Gearshift Cap Gearshift Ball Cover and Pin Shift Lever Guide Ball, Keyed Spring Washer 15/32 x 15/16 x 16 Gauge Shift Mechanism Seat Washer 9/16 x !5/16 x 12 Gauge Gearshift Gate and Reinforcement Shift Ball Cover Gasket Cotter Pin 1/8 x 3/4 Washer, Lock 5/16 Bolt, Hex Head 5/16-18 UNC x 7/8 Gearshift Lever Assembly Transaxle Assembly (Less Brake Drum and Shift Lever) All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 917.257720 58560 BAFFLES AND SHROUD /1 / / 8 2 / 7 m 5 _3 J o ,% / 5 / 4 --8 BREATHER AND VENT 11 /lilt 48 I_+ -+ +++++- REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE = MODEL NUMBER = MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER AiR INTAKE KEY PART NO. NO. ! 2 X-276-7 52 755 83 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 !0 52 096 35 52 123 2! 231032 52 082 04 45 083 01 45 083 02 237423 X-67-98 11 12 13 14 15 52 201 06 277093 52 054, 39 X-25-79 X-50-37 16 X-50-57 17 X-22-9 18 25 04! 06 917.257720 58580 BAFFLES & SHROUD DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO, Wing Nut t/4-20 Kit, Cover and Tube (Includes Key Numbers 3 and 4) Cover, Air Cleaner Tube, Air Intake Sea!, Element Cover Cover, Air Cleaner Element Pre-Cleaner Element Seal, Air Cleaner Cover Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 9/16 (4) Base, Air Cleaner Gasket, Air Cleaner (2) Elbow, Air Intake Washer, Plain #10 Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 2-1/4 Screw, Slotted Pan Head #10-32 x 1 _3/4 (2) Washer, Lock, Interna Tooth #10 (2) Gasket, Air Cleaner Elbow DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 52 063 41 52 313 05 52 063 42 X-67-83 5 52 755 70 6 7 8 9 52 52 52 52 217 468 086 124 01 16 11 23 Baffle, #2 Cylinder Head Grommet (2) Baffle, Fuel Pump Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4_20 x 7/16 (14) Kit, Blower Housing ('Includes Key Numbers 6 thru 8) Support, Upper Housing Washer, Flat (2) Screw 1/4_20 x 5/8 (6) Baffle, #1 Cylinder Head NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 52 113 46 Decal, Horsepower BREATHER & VENT KEY PART NO, NO, 1 2 3 4 5 NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 25 113 15 Decal, Air Cleaner -5211330 Decal 6 7 8 9 10 11 DESCRiPTiON X=81-1 X-25-12 52 096 18 52 055 01 X-352-39 52 326 52 096 52 032 52 462 52 096 275220 (3) 12 08 04 01 22 Nut, Hex !/4-20 (2) Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Cover #2 Cylinder Valve Gasket. Cover (3) Stud, #2 Cylinder Valve Cover 1/4-20 x 2-1/4 Hose, Breather Cover, #1 Upper Cylinder Valve Seal, Breather Valve, Umbrella Cover, #! Lower Cylinder Valve Stud, #1 Cylinder Valve Cover 1/4-20 x 3q/4 NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S° inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 49 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 17 / ' 3 5 5O 18 / 917,257720 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE = MODEL NUMBER MV18S, = MODEL NUMBER TYPE NUMBER CRANKCASE DESCRiPTiON 1 2 3 X-82-2 52 468 12 82 755 16 4 5 6 7 8 52 52 52 52 52 9 10 11 12 05 01 06 50 12 13 25 086 12 X-269-43 52 078 05 52 030 10 52 030 11 52 030 12 25 086 10 14 25 086 13 !5 16 17 52 141 02 52 139 08 25 086 11 18 19 52 032 10 82 755 17 0 - = - 58560 CARBURETOR KEY PART NO. NO. 016 031 316 755 072 9! 7.257720 KEY PART NO. NO, Nut, Hex 5/16-18 (12) Washer, Flat 5/16 (12) Kit, #1 Cylinder Barrel (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6) Valve, Exhaust Insert, Valve Seat (2) Guide, Valve (2) Kit, Oil Relief Step Stud 5/16-18 x 3/4, 3/8-16 x 5/8, 2" Long (12) Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 2 (2) Ring, Retaining Shaft, Governor Bearing, Sleeve, Standard (2) Bearing, Sleeve .010" (2) Bearing, Sleeve .020" (2) Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (3) Screw, Hex Flange 3/8-16 x 3-5/8 (2) O-Ring Plug Screw, Hex Flange 5/16-18 x 3-1/2 (8) Seal, Oil, Front Kit. #2 Cylinder Barrel (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 6) Crankcase (Service with Short Block, Part Number 82 522 30) DESCRIPTION 1 2 52 041 09 52 755 91 3 4 5 6 52 164 15 X-21=1 X-6-29 X-75-23 7 8 235778 X-67-97 9 10 11 12 41 52 25 52 072 063 155 853 13 14 271030 52 053 54 15 16 17 18 25 041 06 X-77-2 232867 X-67-62 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 25 25 52 25 25 25 25 25 25 52 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 086 146 144 368 089 086 089 368 089 090 089 194 146 041 757 104 041 100 19 40 02 25 27 03 24 01 02 26 04 03 02 13 03 01 02 04 09 01 03 05 Gasket, Intake (2) Kit, Manifold (includes Key Numbers 3 thru 8) Manifold, intake Washer, Lock 5/16 (4) Screw, Hex Cap 5/16-18 x 2 (4) Plug, Hex, Countersunk 1/8 N.P.T.F. Clamp, Cable (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-24 x 3/8 (2) Stud 5/16-18 x 1 (2) Baffle, Carburetor Connector, Hose Kit, Carburetor with Gasket (Includes Key Numbers 12 thru 14) Gasket, Carburetor (2) Carburetor Assembly (information Only - Not Available Separately) (includes Key Numbers 18 thru 35) Gasket, Air Cleaner Nut 5/16 (2) Strap, Lifting Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 Screw, Throttle and Choke Plate (4) Plate, Choke Shaft, Throttle with Lever and Sea Needle, Idle Fuel Adjust Spring, Idle, Fuel Screw, Idle Speed Adjust Spring, Idle Speed Needle, Main Fuel Spring, Main Fuel Lever, Choke Spring, Choke, Friction Ball, Choke, Friction Plate, Throttle Gasket, Bowl Kit, Float Bowl, Fue! Gasket, Bowl Retainer Screw Screw, Bowl Retainer NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 25 757 11 Kit, Carburetor Repair - - 25 757 23 Kit, Bowl Baffle NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 51 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER o MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 1 O_4 6 7 J :1 8 ® 4_ @-D Q @ 2 1 --6 52 58560 917.257720 REPAIR PARTS 18HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE ° MODEL NUMBER MV18S, .. MODEL NUMBER TYPE NUMBER CRANKSHAFT KEY PART NO. NO. 1 2 52 52 52 52 014 468 468 468 KEY PART NO, NO. Crankshaft Washer, Thrust .119/.122 (A.R.) Washer, Thrust .128/.131 Washer, Th rust .137/. 140 (A. R,) DiPSTiCK KEY PART NO. NO. 1 52 038 14 2 3 4 5 6 7 X-25-44 52 032 14 41 153 01 52 126 11 52 123 20 47 139 01 DESCRiPTiON 1 2 3 4 52 04.1 20 52 015 08 220534 41 086 02 DESCRIPTmON 1 52 098 12 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X-20-1 X-81-1 82 755 52 081 52 170 52 211 52 227 82 755 26 07 05 01 10 28 Starter Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 4 thru 9) Washer, Lock 1/4 (2) Nut, Hex 1/4-20 (2) Kit, Drive Cap, Drive End Armature Bolt, Thru (2) Cap, Commutator End Kit, Brush NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 25 450 03 Tag, Caution Dipstick Assembly Includes Key Numbers 2 and 3) asher, Plain 5/16 Seal, Rubber Q-Ring Bracket, Oil Tube Support Tube, Oil Fill 11-7/8 Plug, Hex, Countersunk 3/4 N.P.T.F. EXHAUST KEY PART NO. NO, 1 2 3 4 CYLINDER HEAD KEY PART NO, NO, 58560 ELECTRIC STARTER DESCRiPTiON 93 03 04 05 917.257720 DESCRiPTiON 52 126 12 X-25-72 52 086 11 52 041 14 NOTE: Gasket, Head (2) Cylinder Head (2) Washer. Plain 5/16 (18) Screw, Hex Head 5/16-18 x 1-1/2 (18) 53 DESCRiPTiON Bracket Washer, Plain (3) Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8 (3) Gasket, Exhaust (2) All component dimensions 1 inch = 25.4 mm given in U.S. inches REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTORKOHLER ENGINE oMODEL NUMBER MODEL ,NUMBER 917o257720 MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 58560 FUEL PUMP \ s !o / C \ 1 \g iGNiTiON 6_3 11 _ -_14 4 10 --_] 8 9 8 54 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER MVlSS, - MODEL NUMBER TYPE NUMBER FLYWHEEL 58560 FUEL PUMP KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 2 25 162 01 25 086 21 3 4 5 6 7 8 25 112 04 2515701 25 086 24 52 468 15 X-286-17 52 025 36 KEY PART NO. NO. Screen. Grass Screw Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 5/8 (4) Spacer (4) Fan Screw, Hex Machine 3/8-24 x 1-1/4 Washer_ Plain Key, Square 3/16 x 7/8 Flywheel GOVERNOR KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 1 47 086 08 2 52 559 01 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 X-380-1 X-25-63 25 041 09 25 155 02 X-426-9 52 353 18 25 050 03 15 353 04 Screw, Pozidriv, Truss Head 1/4-20 x 5/8 (2) Pump, Fuel Assembly (Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 6) Connector, Straight Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Gasket Fuel Pump Connector, Hose Clamp, Hose (4) Line, Fuel, 8" Filter, Fuel Line, Fuel, 11-1/2" DESCRIPTION iGNiTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 231355 X-25-12 237022 A-235743-S 52 O78 04 X_25-102 X-269-28 X-25-72 52 090 23 277341 52 158 07 25 086 15 13 14 15 16 17 52 089 07 X-81-1 X-25-63 52 186 09 52 211 04 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 52 52 52 52 25 25 X-67-97 26 27 28 29 235778 25 431 01 X-70-3 52 086 05 141 158 079 O79 090 089 086 917.257720 03 08 07 06 14 08 21 KEY PART NO. NO. Pin, Governor Stop Washer, Plain 1/4 Washer, Thrust Kit, Governor Gear Shaft, Governor Cross Washer, Plain 1/4 (2) Retainer, Governor Washer, Plain 1!4 (2) Lever_ Speed Control Washer, Tension Bushing, Throttle Control Lever Screw. Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 1 Spring, Governor Nut, Hex 1/4-20 Washer, Plain 1/4 Arm, Governor Screw, Round Head, Square Neck 1/4-20 x 1 Ring, Retaining (4) Bushing, Linkage Retaining (4) Linkage, Governor Linkage, Throttle Lever. Throttle Spring, Torsion Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 5/8 Screw. Hex Washer Head #10-24 x 3/8 (3) Clamp, Cable (3) Bushing, Speed Control Lever Nut. Hex #10-32 Screw, Hex Head #10-32 x 7/8 DESCRiPTiON 25 755 03 2 3 4 5 6 7 X-132-5 236602 237878 X-67-51 210281 X-67-64 8 9 10 11 12 13 41 155 220297 52 3!3 52 132 52 126 25 086 14 15 52 584 02 25 086 16 03 02 02 08 15 Kit, Rectifier-Regulator (Includes Key Number 2) Screw, Hex Cap 1/4-20 x 5/8 (2) Connector, 3 Contact Kit, Stator (Includes Key Number 5) Screw, Hex Cap #10-24 x 3/4 (2) Clip (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 7/16 Connector, 2 Contact Grommet, Rubber Grommet Spark Plug (2) Bracket, Module Screw, Hex Washer Head !/4-20 x 1 (2) Module, Ignition Screw, Hex Washer Head 1/4-20 x 7/8 (2) NOT ILLUSTRATED 47 518 33 Lead, Violet, Rectifier-Regulator (11", 14 Gauge, Uninsulated Push On Tab Terminals) 52 518 !9 Lead, White, Module To Connector (19-1/2", 14 Gauge, Insulated Push On Tab, Uninsulated Push On Tab Terminals) NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S, inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 55 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE = MODEL NUMBER - MODEL NUMBER MV18S, TYPE NUMBER 917.257720 58560 OiL FILTER OiL PAN _ 2 r_ _%\° --3 L____T_____ 2 J CAMSHAFT __2 AND VALVES 2 4 7_ 6 56 -6 REPAIR PARTS 18 HP 44" TRACTOR KOHLER ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER - MODEL NUMBER MV18S_ TYPE NUMBER DESCRIPTION 1 X-67-64 2 3 4 5 6 52 050 03 52 199 14 X-702-14 52 054 07 X-75-38 7 8 X-75o10 52 086 12 9 52 032 10 Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 7/16 (2) Filter, Oil Pickup Oil Pan (Includes Key #4 thru 6) Plug, Cup 1-1/16 Elbow, Street Plug, Hex, Countersunk 1/4 N.P.T.F. Plug, Square Head 3/8 N,P.T.F. (2) Screw, Hex Washer Head 5/16-18 x 1-1/4 (9) Seal, Oil, Rear 1 52 050 02 82 755 23 3 X_55-15 4 X-75-23 5 52 041 16 1 2 3 4 52 067 52 067 52 874 52 874 52 874 52 874 52 874 230004 52 108 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OIl Filter Kit, Oil Filter Adaptor (Includes Key Numbers 3 thru 5) Screw, Hex Socket Head 5/16-18 x !-1/4 (2) Plug, Hex, Countersunk t/8 NP.T.F. Gasket, Oil Filter 09 52 012 52 019 41 755 52 413 25 089 52 016 52 0!7 52 032 230011 09 03 10 01 01 05 08 13 Camshaft Tappet (4) Kit, Retainer (4) Rotator, Exhaust Valve (2) Spring, Valve (4) Valve, Exhaust (2) Valve, Intake (2) Seal, Intake Valve Stem (2) Retainer, intake Valve (2) OiL PUMP KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 67 68 11 12 !3 !4 15 Plug, Pipe 1/8 N.P.T.F. DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO, NO. PISTON & ROD KEY PART NO. NO. X-75o23 CAMSHAFT & VALVES DESCRIPTION 1 2 DESCRIPTION KEY PART NO. NO. OiL FILTER KEY PART NO. NO. 58560 52 108 10 Ring Set o010" (2) 52 108 11 Ring Set .020" (2) 52 108 12 Ring Set .030" (2) LOW OIL PRESSURE SWITCH OIL PAN KEY PART NO. NO. 917.257720 Connecting Rod, Standard (2) Connecting Rod ,010" (2) Piston with Ring Set, Standard (2) Piston with Ring Set .003" (2) Piston with Ring Set .010" (2) Piston with Ring Set .020" (2) Piston with Ring Set .030" (2) Retainer, Piston Pin (4) Ring Set, Standard and .003" (2) 1 2 3 X-280-25 52 144 05 52 422 01 4 5 6 7 52 043 05 52 393 09 52 096 03 X-67-64 DESCRIPTION Pin, Roll Shaft, Oil Pump Spacer, Shim (As Required, Maximum of 2) Gear, Oil Pump Rotor Set Cover, Oil Pump Screw, Hex Washer Head #10-32 x 7/16 (4) NOT ILLUSTRATED - - 82 522 30 - _ 52 755 94 Short Block Gasket Set RPM Settings: Low Speed: 1150-1650 High Speed: 3200-3400 NOTE: 57 All component dimensions given in U.S. inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm RViCE OTE 58 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SiGHTiNG SIGHTING GUIDE SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN NOT ACROSS HiLL _OUT 0"- SIGHT AND HOLD THiS SKY LiNE OR TREE= LEVEL WiTH ilili_F='-_Troa---------v---ctorOperate your up and down the face of slopes (not iii| ,_ greater than 15 ), never across the face. Make turns graduil _ ally to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme _iigi caution when changing direction on slopes. '! HILL, ® A AL MODEL NO. 917.257720 18.0 HP IC ELECTRIC START 44" MOWER 6 SPEED TRANS_LE GARDEN T RA CTOR Each tractor has its own model number. its own model number. Each engine has The model number for your tractor will be found on the model plate located under the seat. The model number for your engine wil! be found on the blower housing of the engine. All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck and Co. Service Center/Department and most Retail Stores. IF YOU NEED REPAIR SERVICE OR PARTS: FOR REPAIR SERVICE, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-4-REPAIR (!-800-473-7247) WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING iNFORMATiON: ,, PRODUCT- TRACTOR ', MODEL NUMBER - 917.257720 ,, ENGINE MODEL NO. - MV18S-58556 ®PART NUMBER ,, PART DESCRIPTION FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS INFORMATION AND ORDERING, CALL THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-800-FON-PART (1-80_66-7278) 140330 Rev, 1 3.04,94 Your Sears merchandise has added value when you consider Sears has service units nationwide staffed with Sears trained technicians.., professional technicians specifically trained to insure that we meet our pledge to you, we service what we sell. Printed in U.S.A.